“Ecstasy. From the Greek Ekstasis. Meaning not what you think. Meaning not euphoria or sexual climax or even happiness. Meaning literally: a state of displacement, of being driven out of one’s senses.”

Something to keep in mind… http://ift.tt/1s2YGan

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Ozai the Bull Demon King of Confusion
What should have been an easy post ended up more complex than I thought when I started.
Ozai is dressed like the Bull Demon King from Journey to the West (compare picture).
Thing is, even though there are many illustrations that show the Bull Demon King dressed like that, that’s not how he’s described in the version of Journey to the West that I have. In fact, the only description that is given of the Bull Demon King is that he looks like a Bull.
Now what we do get in the text is a description of the Demon King of Confusion. Whose role Ozai is very clearly playing in Aang’s nightmare by confusing the pants off him.

On his head he wore a dark golden helmet,
Glistening in the sun.
On his body he wore a black silk gown,
Flapping in the breeze.
Below that he wore black metal armour,
Girt with a leather belt.
On his feet he wore patterned boots,
As splendid as a field−marshal’s.
His waist was ten feet round,
And his height was thirty cubits.
In his hand he held a sword,
With gleaming point and edge.
He called himself the Demon King of Confusion
And his appearance was truly dazzling. (1)

See how the description we get of the Demon King of Confusion in ‘Journey to the West’ also matches how Ozai looks in the nightmare.
So here’s what I think happened: All illustrations we see in Aang’s nightmare are in reference to particular shows. I just do not know which version of ‘Journey to the West’ (or reinterpretation like Dragon Ball), they are referencing.
Image source: One, two

I love this.



The people should not be afraid of their government. The
government should be afraid of their people.

Holy fucking shit is this relevant.

This needs 1 million notes

Reblog this every fucking time I see it

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