I posted this to the Wiki help desk, but it's not really getting any traction, & Lostris told me you'd be most likely to know:
"I'm curious, in this page that defines the dating system, it says that the year 0 AG "began in winter." So, does this mean it's assumed both hemispheres of the Avatar World are somehow in the same season at the same time? Because usually when the north is in winter, the south is in summer, & vice versa."
Basically, I'm trying to understand how the dates referenced on the Wiki articles work, especially in respect to seasons.
I honestly can't give you a concrete answer, but personally I've just assumed that both hemispheres are somehow in synchrony, and that seems to be the general practice on the wiki.
It's nearly impossible to rationalize, but omitting the use of seasons in our writing altogether would be very complicated and very difficult. The show emphasizes seasons and a lot of elements make it hard to really figure out what's going on- both the WT and EK have segments in both hemispheres, the series constantly moves around, and important seasonal "events" seem to be consistent everywhere (solstices, arrival of Sozin's Comet, etc.)
Sorry if this wasn't the answer you're looking for!
Hey WS! I'm here again to ask something artbook-related. I checked Meng's page and she has her age set to 10, but it's listed as speculation for now. Could you maybe check the ATLA artbook to see if it says anything on that? Oh and also at what age Air Nomads choose their bison companions? I just removed a bit from Aang's page that listed the age as being six, but it was again unsourced information.
It's not immediately needed, so whenever you have time would be great! Thanks!
For the unsourced information, the approach I normally take (particularly for something that has been added years ago) is to wait until the template has been up for at least a month without a source being added (as listed on this page), and then remove the statement/sentence/whatever. There isn't an official guideline on how long to wait, so I settled on a month to allow enough time for someone to find a source; something like a week doesn't seem long enough.
I opted not to respond since you both seemed to figure it out- but just to put a nail in the coffin for both points, I honestly have exhausted every resource I've ever used to edit, and I didn't find anything supporting those points, so I think it's safe to say that they're conjecture.
It is not pentaradial, the head has two visual organs that make it biradial. I've already mentioned this.
Having five limbs is not a prerequisite of being an echinoderm, and having eight legs is not a prerequisite of being a cephalopod. I've already mentioned this.
Animal sentience and intelligence have nothing to do with any accepted taxonomic schemas, and the imposition of human conditions of intelligence to non-human animals is a known point of contention in the scientific community. It is useless to bring up.
The purple pentapus does in fact have a mantle, clearly visible just above the visual organs as it is in octopodes and every other cephalopod clade.
I am done justifying my position when you've provided zero irrefutable points to back your revisions, and have instead resorted to asking me back-and-forth questions that (1) I've mostly addressed, (2) waste my time, and (3) are not significant in the discussion at hand. This will be my last reply.
I'm contacting you because I am going to buy an artbook. I just don't know which one to buy. Since you have them all (I think), I was wondering if you could help me decide because they aren't exactly super cheap ^^"
I know you're pretty busy, but it would be great if you could help me out with this.
Not Water Spout, but all of them are great from what I know and have seen! Personally, I only own the Book 3: Change artbook that's pretty nice. ^^ However, the Book One: Air is the shortest one of them, just so you know.
I had a hard time between choosing between the artbooks for Book 3: Change and Book 2: Spirits because I checked both of those out (I checked all of them out lol) and the latter looked really interesting because of the several spirit designs and I think it had more pages of storyboarding? Dunno, but it's got some really nice art and designs in it (plus: the Kataang family photo).
Hello! Sorry for the slightly delayed response ^^;
In any case, I do agree that the artbooks are an investment so it's important to weigh your options! Personally, I would rule out the A:TLA art book, Book One: Air, and Book Four: Balance. In terms of getting your money's worth, Book Two: Spirits and Book Three: Change are the longest (comparable to the A:TLA art book, which is ~180 pages), and I would say they are the nicest books as well in terms of content. It just comes down on which season you prefer and what aspects of the series you want to look at!
The A:TLA art book is very design heavy, and you get a little bit of everything. A significant chunk of the book are pages about how they went about designing the main characters and the changes those character designs underwent. And you get a brief overview of world-building with some location pages, some fauna pages, and some culture pages. There's quite a bit of storyboarding included as well. The art book is divided into the three books, versus the Korra art books that are divided into individual chapters.
Book One: Air was heavy on storyboarding and there wasn't a lot of variety in content. It was also the shortest of the four Korra books, and the most "dull" to look at (i.e. lots of browns and blacks because of the Equalists).
Book Two: Spirits has a lot of location and character designs relating to the Spirit World and it's just a very bright book. There was also a lot of world-building for the Water Tribe, so this was probably my favourite!
Book Three: Change has a lot of variety as well, since there are introductory pages on the Red Lotus, on the various locations visited, some storyboarding, etc. There was a lot of world-building for the Earth Kingdom.
Book Four: Balance presented similar to Book One: Air, and I just wasn't personally engaged with the content, and there was quite a lot of storyboarding as well.
I don't know where you live but in Canada, the Chapters/Indigo/Coles locations that carry the art books sometimes have copies that aren't plastic wrapped, so that's a good way to check if you'd like the content. Book vendors at expos and conventions also often have the art books and it's pretty easy to ask if you can take a look! Hope this helps :)
Thanks both of you for the recommendations! I got the Book 3 artbook and think it's great! I'm surprised the Book 4 artbook wasn't as great and it also surprises me the ATLA artbook isn't cool - I was under the impression it would be a very "complete" artbook.
I loved all the airbender and Red Lotus designs - they were awesome and all the drawings were amazing as well! Thanks for the advice... now I know what artbook to get next (if I do get one)!
I was trying to do some minor edits and grammatical corrections to “Iroh the Younger”’s page, but when I press the edit button, I get taken to the tea-obsessed Iroh’s page. I feel like the urls or links to the pages of the Irohs could be made more distinct. I don’t really know how all that technical stuff works so I was hoping that you could do something about it. Thanks a lot!
They have been made distinct, i.e. Iroh and Iroh (United Forces general). The latter only shows up as "Iroh" when you're on his page since a piece of code was added to remove the specifier from the title.