My name is Tenzin. I am a father of four and married to my darling wife Pema. It is my desire to preserve the air nomad culture that I inherited from my father, Avatar Aang with whom I trained extensively. He has taught me everything he knew but has long since passed and reincarnated into the next avatar, Avatar Korra. She is very different from the avatar I knew as a child, but I have always had faith in her as her airbending teacher, spiritual advisor, councilor, and friend. She has taken great strides to fulfill her duty as the avatar and has pulled off some remarkable acts in the name of peace and balance, but there’s more ahead of her, and I know she will do even greater things along life’s journey.
Lin Beifong is my hero.
M!A Status: Tenzin's a lady until the mun goes to bed
Independent Tenzin RP/ask blog. Willing to roleplay with anyone. Tenzin is 51 but will roleplay any age. I do not do smut but will get a little romantic with Pema and possibly Lin, depending the circumstance.
Okay because of mrspiritual I now want an episode where Pema and Lin swap bodies.
Lin is growing more and more frustrated because she can’t bend and because she’s short and because something just feels wrong with her lower body…
Pema is freaking out because she’s having bending accidents every time she gets upset (and she’s upset right now).
But then they both calm down and Lin starts teaching Pema how to control the bending and how to move things around; her form is still sloppy, but she can move a few rocks around…
And Pema starts to become more and more excited at the power and starts having fun…
And I don’t know what else would happen, but it would be entertaining. They’d bond. Probably work out some lingering differences. Sort out whatever mischievous spirit started this whole thing. Have some tea. Confuse Meelo a great deal. Jinora adapts to the situation incredibly well, Ikki thinks this is the most hilarious thing, and Rohan just suspects that something is wrong.
"PEMA! Why do you live in a house where you can’t reach the top shelf of the dresser?"
"The bottom drawer doubles as a stool."
"That seems highly unsafe!"
"If I trip, I’m going to bring this whole house down trying to stop myself, what part of this is safe, again?"
Unfortunately, Pema’s not THAT short, but, you get the idea…
"Female characters can be the hero of the story and can be athletic and muscular and make mistakes and be angry and aggressive and reckless."
"Girls can be ladylike and wear makeup and fancy dresses and drive things."
"Just because a woman…
YOU LEFT OUT PEMA! SHE JUST AS MUCH A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AS ANY OTHER WOMAN ON THE SHOW.
She may stay in the background and tend primarily to her family, but some women prefer this and that’s okay! And she’s amazingly strong for having put up with everything she has, being the mother of four children age 10 and under, Tenzin not always being around to help. It’s a scenario you hear about all the time and seems counterproductive towards what some women consider a life of strength, nobility, and selflessness because it’s an old typical role, but it’s certainly no easy task! Raising one child is overwhelming enough, let alone four!
Pema’s a strong woman! And her story’s not unlike the others’! And I can’t for the life of me figure out why she would be excluded from this!
The great thing about Legend of Korra is there’s so many women with different personalities and lifestyles that are all good people and good rolemodels for all young ladies no matter what path they choose because they’re all admirable, respectable roles!
Edit: Btw, the person I reblogged this from is an awesome person, and I like the post. I just think Pema should have been included in the original post.
First, always love a Pema fan, good job, yes, I like this response, but now, let me explain to you a thing:
My focus was on the three main characters, but also, I feel like Pema could honestly use a little more screentime. Some backstory, someone to deliver the moral of an episode, some sort of little plotline all of her own; as it is, she unfortunately just sort of…exists right now. We know that she’s strong because we can see what she’s done and we can imagine everything, but we haven’t really gotten to know her that well. Which is okay, but…just because I have the Pema Gun in the inventory doesn’t mean that I have any ammo rounds for it. Pema’s awesome, but she’s also short on screentime and development.
Jinora, Kya, Ginger, Eska, and Raava also all qualify in their own ways; I just used the Big Three to keep the point brief and sharp.
I’m all for Pema having more screentime, and I think she deserves it…but at the same time, I’m fine with her NOT having the screentime, because it shows that just because the Mom doesn’t do that much doesn’t mean that you have to kill her off.
Asami-Pema bonding is something I stilllllll waaaaant thooooooughhhhh. And Korra-Pema bonding. And Lin-Pema bonding.
…give me an episode where Lin and Pema swap bodies. I feel like I need this now….
Oh, okay. I understand now. I guess I’ve always considered Pema one of the main characters, but it makes sense that she wouldn’t be in the top three main female characters. And brevity is a cherished thing on tumblr. I apologize for blowing it out of proportion.
Iroh pursed his lips for a moment in thought at the idea; having children meant finding a wife, which meant finding someone of the right age and temperament. ”In the future,” he said, though he broke into a smile at remembering his old commander’s advice. ”My previous colonel had some good advice on it, I think.”
Tenzin nodded at the reply. That wasn’t a bad decision, and he himself was proof that it could work, putting it off for the future at Iroh’s age, though it wasn’t what the old airbender originally intended. “Really? What’s that?” Curiosity prompted him to ask. Not that Tenzin could use the advice now. He was well invested in a family now.
Please like/reblog if you’re fine with abusive, kidnapping, torturous plots. I need some people to para with so yeah. Thanks.
Iroh nodded, giving a thankful smile for the older man’s approval before glancing down at the placid infant. ”Don’t sell yourself short either; even if we had our differences when you were on the council, you’ve made Air Temple Island a great place, and have been a great father,” he said, referencing a past disagreement between him and the airbender as to dealing with the Equalists; Iroh wanted to escalate the conflict while they still had superior strength, rather than try to avoid it altogether.
He looked at the small figure in his arms and felt at peace. “Thank you.” None of the stresses of the past mattered to him now. It was all water under the bridge. “We both wanted what was best for the city, and that’s what mattered. The rest was… just part of the job.
"What about you, Prince of the Firenation? Do you see any children in your future?"
littlehealersenna said: *looks in ikki tag* I’m not exactly disappointed considering I’ve seen that anime :P
I do not know of this anime that you speak of. My daughter’s too good not to have a tag of her own!