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The Avatar buzz is growing more and more, what with spoilers, more and more excerpts and adds, and the magazine making an early appearance at a few places:

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Working with Josh Hamilton on the Sokka, Bosco and Earth King story was a really fun experience. We kept throwing fun ideas at each others. Josh came up with very funny visual images that were really inspiring. It was a really nice collaboration- Josh is made of Awesome!

Some lucky people already have their hands on it. With a bit of luck, I should find them in stores next week, or the week after. What is sad is one the magazine places has closed up, so less chances of getting copies. Booooh!

What is interesting is reading people's reaction on different forums of these waves of new material. Who is making good guesses, some people who bitch and moan before even seeing one episode, a quite a few cringes about some new informations, etc...
And well, good reactions too, of course. Got to focus on these a bit.
Let's face it: not everyone will be pleased with the episodes or the magazines for a variety of reasons. Nothing can be done about it.

Unless one manages to sneak in Cake!Zhao. Then you know all in the universe will be well.
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(he's got the profile to be put on a roman coin, heehee!)


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Sep. 15th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm one of the lucky people that got ahold of it, AND I LURVS IT. I loved the 'Humble Earth King' it made me crack up xD
Now I'm just impatient for next friday :3
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to see the whole thing. I've seen tidbits here and there, but nothing completed or finished. I need to be patient.
Reactions so far seem to be positive about the mag. I'm really happy about Amy's story getting loads of attention (the Mai and Zuko one). She deserves the recognition, and people have liked her drawings of smiling Mai. Sweeeet!
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Sep. 15th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)

I'm so glad I don't have a username on Avatar spirit.
It forces me to bite my tongue. It's so fun though to read everyone's theories and speculations! I kind of thought that Animation site review though was too indepth. Takes the fun out of all the cools surprises if you know too much!

Sep. 15th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
I know what you mean! I've been resisting going on ASN, afraid I might open my big mouth or start trouble.
Totally agree with you about the Animation Insider review: basically told the whole dang plot of the first episode. Still, some people have been good about it: it made a few just want to watch the episode even more, and others just had a look at the pictures.
The number of people not believing it was Azula in the bedroom was surprising. She just didn't look like Azula to some.
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Sep. 15th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
I just found out that Barnes and Noble here in the States has some advance copies...figures I hear of it 10 minutes before they close for the night -.- I'm sooooo excited for it though! The only thing standing in my way now is geriatrics filling the Florida roads ;).

PS Cake Zhao is absolute WIN! Funny you drew that cause that immediately brought images of an entirely obese cast of Avatar to my mind o.o


Sep. 15th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
I will never, ever turn the whole cast of Avatar obese. The Cake!Zhao is a joke based on recent birthdays where Zhao kept making appearances near cakes. So many cakes! How could he resist!
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Sep. 15th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Cake!Zhao is adorable! XD

With a neck like that I'll suspect that he has been having the lifestyle of a couch potato or something.

*gasp* Avatar Mag?! I'll have to check out Borders today!
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
For some reason, I can't make Cake!Zhao look angry.
I guess all that sugar actually sweetened him up :D
Seems like not all Borders have got copies. I hope so for you,best of luck getting one!
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Sep. 15th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
I suppose that happens when you lose the ability to Firebend: you also lose the ability to burn calories. XD
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
An interesting theory. Hmmm...
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Sep. 15th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
What is interesting is reading people's reaction on different forums of these waves of new material.

Do you all really follow the Avatar forums?

I'm a rather outspoken shipper, but I will not sully your journal with that. ;) I do want to say that after seeing tidbits of the magazine online, I am so, so psyched to buy my copy!!! (Whatever happens, shipping wise)

And I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the promised return of faces from the past includes June (I ADORE her!) [And even if she doesn't come back, I have a feeling that I'm going to find this season absolutely thrilling!]

How lucky you are to be a part of it. *pure fangirl envy and admiration* :) I can't wait to see the rest of your Toph/Sokka/BOSCO! story. Congratulations--again.
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I don't know if we all follow it, but I do visit a few, see what the buzz is...and to find the latest spoilers, 'cause I barely ever find those on my own!!

The whole shipping speculations is actually pretty fun.
Ah, the Sokka-Bosco and Earth King story is like the funny interlude inbetween the two main stories. Ain't complaining at all, it was a joy to do :)
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Sep. 15th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Cake!Zhao looks so much more happy than normal Zhao. It must be all the sugar turning him sweeter!

Oh man, I wonder when we'll get the Magazine here in Alberta? Maybe I should check out some bookstores this weekend.
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Haha, I also used the "more sugar makes him sweeter" excuse.
Just don't catch him on a bad day though, cause then you're going to have 350 pounds of angry Zhao after you. And that is scary.

For the magazine, try places like Chapters. And some specialised magazine store has them sometimes. But since we're in Canada, the magazine may arrive one week later. So if you don't find it this weekend or next week, don't give up. It's just a wee bit late.
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Bad timing
Aw, man! The Avatard that I am, I really want this magazine, but I move away to college the very day that it comes out, and I doubt I'll be able to get it after that. : (

Do you know how long it will be in stores for?
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Bad timing
Isn't there a book store near your college? Could a friend pick up a copy for you?
It should be in store for a month at least...unless it sells out.
Best of luck finding a copy!
Sep. 15th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
After months of agonizing, the fandom is really kicking into gear this season! Can't wait for my mag..Roman Coin AnthonyERIMEANZhao is the best thing I have seen all week(Besides season 3 happenings of course!) Binging on cake..sigh.
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
It was a long wait.
Haha, Zhao wouldn't mind having his face on a coin...if it was that kind of coin in the Avatarverse. Maybe he could invent it.
Sep. 15th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I saw it at a local grocery store today, hooray!
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I am so jealous- to find them so easily in grocery stores...
Sep. 15th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
I admit--I totally binged and bought six copies, just to make sure that my tardy, unfaithful, distracted by college friends got theirs. For the most part, I was really pleased by the content (Bosco's butt on Sokka's head is the best thing ever next to cake!Zhao), but some of the interview and Q/A stuff was disappointing. D: There was recap from Comicon 2006 in there! I guess that just means I'm a loser, though... I wanted newer information from Dante Basco!

I could have done without the Zutara vs. Kataang stuff in the beginning, though, for sure. :\ Some stuff seemed like it was thrown in just as a teaser, even though we already have answers in some form or another through interviews. But over all, it was definitely worth buying the five copies. XD I also bought stickers. I bought the store out. There need to be more Sokka stickers!
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Ah, to be able to binge...*sigh*
Having a bear butt on his head is not Sokka's idea of fun.
Let's not forget this mag is still aimed at a younger audience. It may explain the tone of some of the interviews and articles, especially to a younger crowd who amy bot spend as much time on the internet, hunting stuff out like we do ;)
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hahaha cake Zhao!! I like how his hair in the back is getting pushed up by the new roll of fat XD

I'm having a hard time with all these amazing commercials/ spoilers flying around, I'm determined to go into this season knowing nothing except what happened last November! Argh one week of abstinence to go!
Sep. 15th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, enough cake!Zhao for me. For the moment.
YOu've got an iron will to be able to resist. Mine's very weak. I see one hint of a spoiler, and I run to investigate. Friday WILL be here soon!
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to the magazine!

And haha, Cake!Zhao. We've started some kinda terrible meme!
Sep. 15th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Haha! I almost feel sorry for poor Zhao now. All that cake...
Sep. 15th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I can't wait.

But hey, you guys can't complain--I have no TV at all. I have to wait for the DVDs to come out to watch on my computer. And though I don't miss TV, I do love Avatar.

:D Ah, ha ha hah! Cake!Zhao rocks, though I do like his canon muscles. *fangirling* I love your WTZ comic!
Sep. 15th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Argh!
Well, you won't have to wait too long for the DVDs- the first one of season 3 is out almost immediately after the first five episodes, at the end of October.

Ah, canon muscly Zhao wins over Cake!Zhao anydays in my book. But Cake! is fun to draw too.
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Sep. 15th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Cake!Zhao looks even more huggable. Still lethal, but squishy huggable.
My part in the mag is really small, and really just an interlude between the two stories. But since all the stories are bridges between season 2 and 3, I'd like to think I added a bit of nonsense to it all.
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