Okay, first off:
Lil' JJ and Zuko should never mix. EVER.
Now! Let's talk about the Season premier!
While I agree with that one anime nation article that the editing of this episode WAS a bit ping-pongy, I thought the episode was overall excellently done. I'm sure as hell even more glad I bought the Avatar magazine, because it really provided a lot of backstory that was very BRIEFLY summarized by the beginning of the episode. I would have missed out on a lot.
Hahahaha, Aang must be becoming a teenager, because he is getting more impetuous by the second. But I forgive him because the poor dude is under a lot of stress. And no ones likes being dead. Even fake-dead. Thank goodness Roku showed up...out of nowhere. I was expecting Aang to at least go into Avatar mode before the dead peeps started talking to him. But now that we have a tiny teaser of Roku's backstory, I am VERY intrigued.
Ozai is a handsome son of biznatch. I mean like DAMN. Break me offa piece a' dat.
Oh, Azula, you are so SLICK. Oooh!
The Twins scare me. SRSLY.
Hakoda and Katara! I had always figured it was Sokka and Papa who had a strong, emotional relationship, but wow! That was very touching! ;_; Although I have this really AWFUL feeling incest fics are going to go through the roof...there are already ones out there now. Um. EW.
The backgrounds were...stunning. The detail of everything was...was....fjsafjasfja. Landscapes and architectural design =
. I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to buy an art book. I hope they provide details about all the machines and stuff. The Fire Nation ships pack some serious heat (no pun intended, lol). I want costume designs too. One of the highlights for this episode was the hardkore badass armor Azula and Zuko were donning. Those things will be a headache to draw, I can tell...those shoulder pads! 8O
Haha, yes tiny Zuko, you are VERY cute.
NEW WEBCAM FYI.