Kataang or Zutara Dec 29, 2007 16:28:11 GMT -5
Post by Aanglover on Dec 29, 2007 16:28:11 GMT -5
lunauc said:What? no "Other" option this time?
Between the two, anyway, I'm voting Zutara. Even though it doesn't have much any shot in canon, I still think it would be the more interesting story. Kataang isn't likely to get any more dramatic or intriguing, and since it never caught on with me up to this point, I don't figure I'll find it entertaining anytime soon. Sorry. At least Zutara offers new story options, with Zuko having to regain the bit of trust Katara gave him in the cave scene. Seeing as how she was the one who came the closest to believing in him before getting 'burned', she is also the one likely to have the most in depth storyline with him beyond this point. Well, unless they cop out with a one episode redemption of Zuko saving one or more of the Gaang at personal risk, and Katara flip flops from distrust to best pals. Plus, you have the jealous ex Mai bound to seek revenge, even if she just assumes Zuko ran off with Katara. The potential cat fight would offer a little more incentive. Then there is of course the Aang factor. With Kataang I don't really see him learning anything or maturing. He'll just be a kid rushing into a relationship with his first crush. That's nothing profound or inspirational. Pardon the criticism, but it is really more of a distraction. As it is, he has basically turned away from the Avatar State, and with it his full potential, with his injury as an exploitable excuse. With that convenient excuse he can just claim it's impossible to gain the AS, thus justifying his pursuit of Katara, so he doesn't have to face his fears of 'letting go', which can be compared to a refusal to mature. Using his wound as an excuse, he can escape the full weight of his duties thusly by clinging to Katara as his crutch.
It would be intriguing if, as with the Mai prospect above, it were Aang assuming a Zutara attraction, instead of Zuko and Katara themselves. When the two start in to understanding eachother, I could see them confiding in one another as peers, probably away from the others, since it may be things involving either Katara's worries over Aang, or Zuko's Mother issues. Seeing them meeting in private at times, especially if Katara continues to shy away from the topic of 'the invasion kiss'. Aang may imagine the Zutara attraction and fall into jealousy and angry, which he would have to learn to overcome, both to control his emotions for firebending, and pass the final chakra. I'd rather prefer a Zutara story like that, with them simply confiding in one another, while others misunderstand and assume romantic intentions. Of course those misunderstancdings could turn into true feelings, especially if their prescribed love interests drive them crazy with jealous assaults.
Frankly, I don't see something that complicated happening in this show, especially considering the short time they have to pull it off in. Too bad.
i respect ur opinion lunauc.. but i'd have to disagree on your "kataang not getting any more dramatic or intriguing" comment. u have to consider Aang and his avatar state dilemma of letting katara go...
that could arouse a whole lot of drama between the two...since i'm guessing that katara replicates his feelings..and i don't think M&B would just throw the aang vs. avatar state problem out the window... it will turn up again later in the show, and as for katara.... yeah.. she may start to have feelings for zuko in the future... but that's what would make kataang more "dramatic and intriguing", but that doesn't mean that she will just run away w/ zuko once she would have feelings for him. she'd most likely be in a state of confusion of who she would want to be with.