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#1 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@jezer: Yeah. Read my posts. In my first post I asked you to clarify, I never said you had to say one of the two options I gave you. In my second post I said (direct quote), "That's the only reason I can think of for why you won't just flat out tell me what you are." Once again, I never said "which of the two options," I'm asking what you are, what's your stance besides "thoroughly refuting the most foolish point of view"?

Eh, I don't know why people try argue obvious things with me....

@jezer: I'm either too tired or too lazy to read because I'm not sure if you're one of 'em "f*ck the police" fellows or just someone that thinks this was too far.

Care to clarify?

When you say "I don't know if you're A or just B", the part where you say "or just" indicates one is trying to speculate something and giving options by process of elimination. The "just" after the or narrows that proceeding option to the final option. Examples: I don't know if he's insane or just a mad genius. I don't know if he's lying or just doesn't know what he's talking about. The "or just" implies a sort of final explanation/option.

If there were more options, a person would say "I don't know if you're A or B". There would be no "just" after the "or".

My response is that it can't be simplified like that(A or just B).

Your response is...

@jezer: So you're one 'em "f*ck the police" guys, eh? That's the only reason I can think of for why you won't just flat out tell me what you are.

...to ignore me saying it can't be simplified, and say that if I don't tell you, the only option that makes sense is one of those two options. Further seemingly implying that there are no other options.

Anyways, to answer you, I don't care enough to make a "stance" beyond everything I've already said.

#2 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@jezer How is it the most powerful or versatile? The most anyone has ever done with it is fly, make tornadoes and shoot air blasts. And astral projection isn't strictly an airbending technique.

Firstly, it is the element that's the most abundant. Water is the most limited since it generally requires the existence of a nearby pool of water. Firebenders create fire, but they create it from themselves--a single direction and point of origin. Earth is the second most abundant, but there are locations where it is limited. Air is not only everywhere, but can be manipulated from both the user and areas around the enemy, which is partly why air is the most versatile.

Secondly, airbending as a style stresses agility and elusiveness, making airbenders the hardest to hit - giving them the best defense.

Thirdly, airbending/air attacks are the least structured attack/limited attacks. They can have a thin range or wide, seemingly un-ending range. They are invisible/seemingly hard to see and likewise hard to dodge. This is why Amon easily defeated all benders, dodging 99% their attacks, except Korra's air attacks and Tenzin's air attack(on the stage).

Fourth, even though airbenders are taught not to be destructive, from the moves we see it can be one of the most destructive elements if not the most. You have Zaheer making a giant storm while riding on the back of a truck. You have Aang making mini-tornados, obscuring the view and making it hard to stand. How can a firebender/waterbender/earthbender challenge you when they can barely stand?

Example: Aang, as the last airbender, was a match for 99.9% of benders except for people like Azula. Zaheer, after recently gaining airbending, has beaten everyone he's come against--Tenzin's sister, white lotus, you name it. Even the first new airbender in LOK season 3, that had no skill or control, was casually stopping an entire platoon of metalbending police on the bridge in Republic City. By accident.

To sum it up: It makes traveling easier, makes you quicker, it can be used from all directions, is always present, hard to see, hard to dodge, and even a person randomly manifesting airbending(another example is Korra against Amon) is casually able to stop skilled benders of other elements.

#3 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@jezer said:

@twix_right_side said:

My secret identity can never be exposed >:)

At least my trolling skills aren't too shabby,though :P

If you expose your secret identity, for 5 minutes, I'll expose mine.

Deal?

Quite a tough gamble.hm........

That's how superheroes do it right? Lol

Just agree on a time, boom, then re-mask ourselves and disappear....into the night.

#4 Edited by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

Whenever I read/hear someone say that we should act like race doesn't exist or see everyone as having the same skin color, I immediately think of this image

#5 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@jezer:

Iroh's travel to the Spirit World has been alluded by Admiral Zhao in the Siege of the North episode and was mentioned in the Avatar Extras "Zuko Alone" episode. Granted, they're only rumors, but I find them believable, given that we see Iroh again the Spirit World when Korra was there. Also, the only physical entrance to the Spirit World was located in the North Pole and there would have been no way for Iroh to get there, given that the Water and Fire were at war with each other. It's more believable to assume that he went via astral projection, like Aang did in the original series.

Those aren't the only passageways between the Spirit World.

http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Spirit_World

The Spirit Oasis and the Forgetful Valley in the Fire Nation. Additionally, the Spirit Oasis has had a person physically dragged into the Spirit World before(for reference, check under the Spirit Oasis section of the wiki). Its not inconceivable that its possible to physically pass in the Forgetful Valley(since the Mother of Faces passes from Spirit World to human world, similarly), especially the pools which are similar to the Spirit Oasis

Moreover, not only did Iroh travel the world, but he observed and both implemented waterbending techniques in order to learn to redirect lightning(he believed in balance of all the elements). So, its not even improbable for him to have spent time the lands of the water nation.

#6 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought the airbenders special ability was being able to fly through the air. I don't particularly think that astral projection is exclusive to just airbenders, it seems all you need is some sort of spiritual connection (which all people can have). Iroh journey to the Spirit World to look for his dead son when he was killed in the Siege of Ba Sing Se.

True. But, it doesn't say how he visited the spirit world. And there are places where you can physically walk in(also, it is said he did this while traveling the world, so its not unlikely) He also learned from different styles.

Jinorah describes astral projection as an "advanced airbending technique" in the show, though.

#7 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought the airbenders special ability was being able to fly through the air. I don't particularly think that astral projection is exclusive to just airbenders, it seems all you need is some sort of spiritual connection (which all people can have). Iroh journey to the Spirit World to look for his dead son when he was killed in the Siege of Ba Sing Se.

True. But, it doesn't say how he visited the spirit world. And there are places where you can physically walk in(also, it is said he did this while traveling the world, so its not unlikely) He also learned from different styles.

Jinorah describes astral projection as an "advanced airbending technique" in the show, though.

#8 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

My secret identity can never be exposed >:)

At least my trolling skills aren't too shabby,though :P

If you expose your secret identity, for 5 minutes, I'll expose mine.

Deal?

#9 Edited by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

My secret identity can never be exposed >:)

At least my trolling skills aren't too shabby,though :P

If you expose your secret identity, for 5 minutes, I'll expose mine.

Deal?

#10 Posted by Jezer (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@swordmasterd: In the Avatar universe it's actually one of the weakest and least versatile.

Its easily the strongest, and the style of airbending in and of itself is the style that stresses the most versatility in its use.

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I thought Legend of Korra season 3 has made it semi-clear that the advanced airbending technique that we know of at the moment is the spirit technique where you leave your body.