This week I’m celebrating completions.
My latest obsession has been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. I didn’t realize it was going to be so good. I feel that everyone who loves animation and an epic adventure story should watch it as well. Elements of spiritualism and conservation are thrown into the mix. Interesting, likable characters and their complicated relationships keep viewers glued to what will happen next. The battle between good and evil is, of course, a timely topic. And I was super impressed by the strong female personalities depicted in the show. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a great for everyone!
Set in the same universe is The Legend of Korra. While I didn’t like it as much, it was nice to see characters from the previous series show up. This show did also up the ante on certain elements- no pun intended. Book Two had one of the greatest villain and fight scene ever. It got a bit of blowback for being too mature for its (Nickelodeon) audience.
My first exploration of the Avatar world was the Gene Luen Yang penned graphic novels. You can read my reviews of them here.
My obsession last year was Gilmore Girls. You can read about it here.
One of my writing goals for 2017 was to participate in StoryStorm which is basically to come up with an idea a day. I had missed a day- and then days and then weeks. I was going to give up altogether because I was thinking there was a right way and a wrong way to do this. But there isn’t. So I’ve been brainstorming like crazy these past few days to catch up. It’s been hard work trying to come up with them. But it was also fun. I loved just dedicating time to allow my mind to wander, delving into personal experiences, influences, likes and dislikes, interests, and random associations- with occasional sudden inspiration- to get ideas. I’m going to make writing something fun I want to do again not this thing that causes me stress and anxiety.
I’m pleased to say that I completed the challenge- and on time!
What are you celebrating this week?