Q:Got anything on the future of the Kyoshi Warriors?
Chi blocking becomes just as much a part of them as their fans and facepaint do. They last for centuries if not millennia because yes.
Q:Our world bending styles?
Breakdancing coming back with a vengeance as bending is incorporated into the moves.
Firebenders becoming a staple in Bollywood movies because COME ON THINK OF THE DANCES.
Airbenders being the most common bending style among Africans and African Americans, surprisingly. (Or not, idk.)
PoC having a greater amount of benders than nonbenders in general. White people in general are not happy.
4 billion benders (1 billion for each element, 3 nonbenders and 1 Avatar)
Avatars reflect the majority population of the world at the time, or what the Spirits deem the world needs. There hasn’t been a white Avatar since the 1500s. Some Avatars are worshipped after death. (See: Jesus)
The people of the Masai Mara creating airbending styles based on how their cows live and stuff I mean come on just imagine it
Inuit people waterbending. Just. Hnng. *hand flaps*
Earthbenders helping to create some of the structures in Central and South America.
Ballet and waterbending. Enough said.
Nonbender oppression is a thing despite White America trying to push anti-bender laws. (They just jelly of PoC benders really. And racist, most likely.)
I’d be the current Avatar shut up I can dream
The Great Wall of China being built in 1/3rd of the time due to earthbending.
A training accident causing the Great Chicago Fire.
White bender crime against nonbending PoC is a problem for obvious reasons.
Slaves using bending to cover their tracks escaping to the North.
Native Americans using their own styles of bending for millennia before and after European contact cause fuck half of the diseases that wiped people out wouldn’t last in firebender bodies (or any bender bodies I guess idk)
So many ideas
I was not prepared for this one even though I mentioned it earlier
Feel free to reblog with your own ideas
Q:Head canon about the treatment of non-benders?
It doesn’t really get better until Avatar Korra has her bending taken away by Amon on Avatar Aang Memorial Island, learns about bending privilege, and heads a nonbender revolution in the months following. (Think of her as the Martin Luther King Jr. to Amon’s Malcom X)
Q:OH PLEASE tell me your headcanons about the sand benders or something that people don't really talk about !!!
Okay okay okay okay, well first of all I do have an OC from the Hami Tribe during the second water Avatar after Korra’s time. Her name is Chunjie, she’s gay, and knows all about sandbender culture. Basically they worship both Earth and Air Spirits as sandbending seems to be tough for Toph. The way I figured, if it’s tough for her it MUST be similar in some way to airbending. It makes sense though, since sand is very…loose and not defined like solid rock or metal is.
I also figure they are very good at astronomy and extreme living. (More than one sandbender ends up making a fortune on one of those extreme survival tv shows) More of the modern, less tradition oriented people, especially nonbenders, decide to head to Ba Sing Se or Omashu for their famous universities. The more traditional people-mostly the adults, elderly and young children until Chunjie’s time-follow the old traditions. When a particularly new set of beliefs mainly due to Avatar Ye Shu becomes popular, her older brother is fed to canyon crawlers in the Great Divide by traditionalists. (The other side wasn’t much better. After Ye Shu’s death, extremists performed “Raids of Justice” on those they felt the Avatar would disapprove of. Naturally, this resulted in the death of a lot of innocent people and the displacement of many others.
Now, I think that each sandbender tribe, however many there may be, worship a different set of Spirits. I think one or two would focus on Wan Shi Tong (who have figured out a way to send books to him despite the one way access thing) while others would worship the spirits of buzzard wasps become sentient after death, and others would worship older earth or air based spirits. (My theory is that looooong ago Air Nomad and Earth Kingdom people settled in the desert because it was something they could both work with. Eventually the airbender parts of those lineages either died out or left, leaving earthbenders specializing in manipulating sand.
Then of course there’s Chunjie’s tribe, who worship the stars that guide them at night…
Q:Do you have any head canons about what the avatar after Korra will deal with? Or of how you see the Avatar world's future in general?
Q:Headcanons about any new bending styles emerging? (Either a mix of two like fire/waterbending or new RL martial arts styles being used alongside the ones used as reference/influence for the bending styles)
Q:What are your head canons?
Too vague. Ask me about characters, an aspect of society/culture, etc…
Q:I'm always curious what other fans think romantic/sexual relationships were like with the Air Nomads
Ooh, Air Nomad relationships! Well, as someone who believes in freedom in relationships when its, yknow, consensual and shit, I think the Air Nomads would’ve been the only one of the four nations to perform polyamorous marriages. Long distance marriages would also be common, with the wedding taking place right before the couple would travel separately because nomads might have an urge to explore completely different places and then meet up like once every month or something.
They’d propose with bracelets (necklaces are Water Tribe while rings are Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom) and weddings would always be lavish affairs with tons of food and music. The gender of the couple (or trio or whatever) wouldn’t matter. Male, female, nonbinary folk; it was all good. All that mattered was that everyone was an adult and the union was consensual. (Air Nomads and Water Tribe share 16 as coming of age, Earth Kingdom is 17, Fire Nation and the United Republic is 18. The drinking age is the same for the former, but for the Earth Kingdom the age is raised to 19. Fire Nation drinking age is 20, and the United Republic you have to be 21)
Of course, since the Hundred Year War a lot of traditions were nearly lost. That is until Jinora and her children (let’s face it they’d all be bookworms like their mom) restored a lot of old AIr Nomad books and scrolls. The traditions were passed around her and her siblings and their children, and thus the temples were taken over by each of the four siblings. Meelo got the Southern Temple to manage, Rohan the Northern Temple. Jinora got the Eastern Air Temple while Ikki got the Western Air Temple. Air Temple Island was a place for them to meet every so often to have meetings and check in and hold special ceremonies and shit. This carries on over the centuries as the Air Nomads return to decent size.
One new tradition that Meelo came up with though was matching tattoos. Even if one of the people wasn’t an airbender, they’d still partake in the tradition, as it eventually would become, of getting a small tattoo of their love(s) name(s) on the inside of the left wrist. If they didn’t get the tattoo it’d be seen as bad luck. (That belief came only over time though, as at first Meelo just wanted to be romantic with his wife. It was only when Rohan married his husband that it began to catch on) (The person would only be excused, usually, from the tradition if they were pregnant or had some other health condition that prevented them from being tattooed)
In the past I think there’d be a lot of sneaking in of saucy books and scrolls from the outside by the older monks/nuns as young adults for the teens at the temple. Or if not for them, they’d eventually be “borrowed” from the temple libraries because kids at puberty are going to be curious. And this is before the Internet, tv, or even radio so there’s that. Usually the monkey-birds and scorpion-bees talk would be given by an elderly monk or nun to a bunch of bored just-entered-puberty kids. But if they were lucky, instead of being put to sleep they’d get a younger airbender (around 20s ish or something) to explain things. Of course when Gyatso had to explain things to Aang and his agemates, he managed to make it a fun and informative conversation but that’s Gyatso for you.
As Air Nomads are probably the most open minded of the four Nations (the United Republic being an exception), masturbation was probably allowed as long as it was kept in moderation (too much would be seen as a neglect of their spiritual duties as an airbender, but I could see this perception changing after the Hundred Year War and the New Air Nomads growing in size).
…yes, I spend a lot of time thinking about this world. I have no regrets.