DO NOT TRUST THE BOOK - NZD: Save the Zutarians!!!
***This used to be my Journal Entry but I moved it to an Essay since it was getting long and more Zutarians need to see this. But if you have already read it, read it again, things have been added.***
PLEASE READ THIS - ALL SPOILERS ARE FAKE ANYWAY, SO YOU ARE NOT SCREWING UP YOUR LIFE BY READING THIS. IN FACT, YOU WILL BE SCREWING UP YOUR HOPE IN ZUTARA IF YOU DON'T READ THIS!!!
Link to the Spoilers: kyatto.livejournal.com/284921.…
As the leader of the newfound group called the Ninja Zutarians of Doom, I have a few choice words to say about this comic book. No, I have not read it, but, yes, I have read every spoiler, seen all the scans, and whatever else, and I am here to DISPROVE IT ENTIRELY!!!
You heard me, Zutarians, KATAANG IS NOT THE END!!!
Don't believe it for a flipping second! It's NOT TRUE!!!
WHY? It's simple!
LET'S THINK LOGICALLY SHALL WE?
As Zutarians, we NEED to think logically, and we KNOW that Bryke thinks logically as well, hence why their story is so beautifully woven. So...think, sit here and think as you read the following points.
Copied From Amy-Anne on the Zutarian-Empire Journal post found here: zutarian-empire.deviantart.com…
GO READ NOW!!!
Anyway, I will elaborate some more on what she wrote:
"We all know very well that Bryke is VERY weary of letting out spoilers. For goodness sakes, at the NYCC, when the simple question "Will Ursa turn up again?" was asked, they blushed and mumbled, "You will have to wait and see.""
WHAT? They didn't say anything about URSA, ONE SIMPLE CHARACTER, RETURNING??? Why not?
BECAUSE!!! They have these spoilers under lock and key! So, Number One, BRYKE WOULD NEVER RELEASE SPOILERS IN A BOOK!!!
They won't even talk about spoilers, so why would they release such spoilers, such MASSIVE spoilers, in a book?
EDIT: Ive heard that this book was to be released after the finale aired, but that doesnt change this at all. Once again, if this book was the actual truth, would Bryke have let it be released BEFORE the episodes? Yes, it costs money to store them away, but would YOU, if you were working on a story for like the past decade, allow Nick to release this? Ummm
NO!!! Come on, common sense here.
THEY WOULD NOT ALLOW SPOILERS TO BE RELEASED BEFORE THE EPISODES!!!
Because they would never release spoilers like that, we can also conclude that a book that WOULD HAVE released spoilers would not only have been stopped from being released, but if released, the writers would have been sued for all their worth! Nick controls the air dates, Bryke controls the story and the spoilers. Point Number Two!!!
EDIT: Someone asked me about the whole lawsuit thing and how if this book isnt true (which it aint), then wouldnt the writers be sued already for writing this fiction? Hmmm
WHEN WAS WRITING FICTION EVER A CRIME? Writing the actual story in a book and putting actual spoilers would be the crime, NOT FICTION! So, no, there would be no lawsuit over a FAKE BOOK!
My honest belief is that this book was created for the Kataangers. If this book was to be released at the end of the finale, then it was a book for the Kataangers and Maikoans basically showing them a flipside as to how the story could have happened. Thats all this is!
AN ADAPTION OF THE END!!!
If you look on Amazon.com, do a search on Avatar books, several books pop up. There are the LOST SCROLLS books and then there are the GRAPHIC NOVEL books. The GRAPHIC NOVELS all say this:
"Written by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko. Additional writing by Aaron Ehaz, Peter Goldfinger, and Josh Stolberg."
Notice, they are written by MIKE AND BRYAN!!! DUH! These stories are REAL, tell the TRUE STORY, AND HAVE THE SUPPORT OF BRYKE!!!
Even the Lost Scrolls books have some merit to them, for in the "author" section is says:
by Michael Teitelbaum (Author), Shane L. Johnson (Illustrator)
or even this
by Tom Mason (Author), Dan Danko (Author), Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
Notice how most of the time in these books it is Michael Teitelbaum (Author) who writes the stories. But also notice that after the name it says AUTHOR.
Now, what about Sozin's Comet?
by David Bergantino (Adapter), Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL?
I sure did, and you better too! We already discussed this in my previous journal entry. ADAPTION means MODIFICATION, CHANGE, ALTERATION. In other words, DIFFERENT FROM THE ACTUAL STORY!!!
"In this ADAPTION of the four-part Season Three finale..."
And please notice that it DOESN'T SAY AUTHOR BUT SAYS ADAPTER!!!
Why? Because the authors in the other books stuck to the real story of Avatar while this is a fickin ADAPTION, FICTION, FALSIFIED INFORMATION.
IT'S NOT FRICKIN TRUE!!!
EDIT: Ive looked at all of the other books, and they dont mention the ADAPTER GUY as one of the writers at all. This person is totally new, hes not even given the title of author, and Bryke has not supported this book in any way, shape, or form. The only thing that is on this is the Nick logo, which only means that this was Nicks doing! Not Brykes!
So, once again, I will emphasis the ADAPTION concept! If this book was to be released AFTER the finale, the stuff about it being a fake still holds true, even more now than ever actually!
If this were the ACTUAL STORY, why why why why why doesnt it say AUTHOR?
Someone, anyone, answer me THAT!
If this is truly and honestly and deeply and fervently and every other ly word you can think of - FACT - then why does it say ADAPTER???
WHY? Because what does ADAPTER mean? Change! Modification! Alteration! This book has basically taken the finale, the real finale, and turned it into a new story. Ill repeat for you what a friend of mine so brilliantly said. Im gonna quote him now but wont say his name:
Don't worry about what the book says. An adaptation is basically the equivalent of a fanfic that follows an episode completely except for re-writing the ending into what they wanted and changing the few parts they need to so that the ending can happen.
You know who you are! And you are too right! Too right!
I love how he says this! Changing the FEW PARTS THEY NEEDED so that their ending can happen!
Notice how Ursa doesnt appear at all throughout this entire book. Why? Think about this! What connects Zuko and Katara more than anything else in the show?
Thats right! THEIR MOTHERS! Hence, Ursa!
Is there any mention at all of the Zutara Ninja mission? I havent heard a thing about that one. Why? Because they probably omitted it because it showed how well Zuko and Katara fit together. The same goes for Ursa. If she had returned in this book, it would once again show how well Zuko and Katara fit together! So, she has been OMITTED! Hence, the changing of a few parts to better suit this fake story!
Why leave this out? This bonding moment between Zuko and Katara? No Ninja Mission at all? Nothing between them? Why? Because it doesnt support the Kataang ending!
IT IS AN ADAPTION OF THE REAL STORY!!!
I ask you to question yourself. Did you think that Ursa would return in the end given that she has been mentioned several times as one of Zukos biggest influences in his life? Did you not think that her story would be resolved and we would find out if she were dead or alive after Ozai mentioned to Zuko that she was only merely banished? Do you really think that is all for her? No mention whatsoever?
Im basically begging all of you to stop looking at this book as fact and instead look back on the REAL EPISODES! What did you expect for the end? How was it different? How was the development changed or altered? If you truly look at the real story in the REAL EPISODES, youll see how crazy this book is!
There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG with this book! Not only does it read like a bad fanfic (as shown on the scans by Aang saying stuff like "oh, gosh, she is beautiful" or "cool"), but it leaves MANY MANY MANY questions unanswered. Nothing of Ursa at all! EVERYONE LIVES!!! What bogus is that? The White Lotus Society is barely discussed, not to mention the outlandish ending of a very anti-climatic finale that is Kataang and Maiko.
WHAT THE HECK? Do you seriously think that after all of this AMAZING STORYTELLING that Bryke would end it like THAT? NO WAY! They are better than this! Even if it did end in Kataang, it would end better than THAT! (But we all know that's not possible!)
Just think logically about it! Will Ozai die? YES! Will Azula die? Quite possibly. Will Ursa return and her history be answered? HECK YES! Will we learn about the White Lotus Society? YES! Will Aang finally grow up, realize his destiny, LEARN TO LET GO OF A FEW THINGS IN HIS LIFE (Katara), and defeat the FireLord? YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!
Jeez, don't take this book literally! It is a fraud, a fake, a sham, nothing more than a mindless attempt at money.
EDIT: Yes, this is all for money! Dont believe me? Well, once again, look at who wrote it! No one who has written them before! Seriously, this person probably approached Nick and said that they would love to write an ADAPTION for the end of the story for those who didnt like the way it ended for real. So, what does Nick do? They let them, of course. More money! And are Nick and this Adapter Guy sitting back, twiddling their thumbs, and laughing their heads off at how amazing this has worked out? You bet your socks they are!
They released it early! Everyone is in a frenzy! People are buying it who would never have boughten an Avatar book before (example: ME), and they are getting more money than ever because of the panicked frenzy this is creating! Nick doesnt care at all about any of us! They shoved the episodes back, duh! They dont care! But does Bryke? Yes! I believe they do! Hence why they havent released all these spoilers, hence why they havent said a word about the ending, hence why they have NEVER insulted either side!!! And, yes, that interview is FAKE! Im getting to it.
But back to what I was discussing above in Number Three about Ursa. As a Zutarian, I urge you to think about why Zutara works and why Kataang doesnt. Forget this book and instead remember why it is that you believed so much in Zutara. How you noticed that Katara treated Aang as a child, always giving him sisterly affection, hugs and kisses that were meant for a friend/relative, and always protecting and comforting him, never receiving anything in return. And then remember Zutara! How Zuko and Katara connected, found that common ground, helped each other through their pain, comforted each other, showing us the only kind of relationship that can work - two-sided.
But more than that, what about: Yin/Yang (screwing with that ancient concept isnt a good idea, and they didnt just use this once, but many times over), Sukka = Zutara (same relationship, just different people), OmaShu is to Jetara is to Sukka is to Zutara (three relationship examples that showed us how Zutara would be, how it would be TRUE, REAL, STRONG, WOULD FIND A WAY, & WOULD BE GREAT!!!), JUN (was that whole girlfriend reference for nothing and her returning for nothing?), Guru Pathik (LEARN TO LET GO, well, if Kataang happens, it doesnt look like Aang LEARNED ANYTHING!!!), and much much more!!!
There are plotholes in the Kataang relationship that havent been filled, things left wide open and unanswered like the LET GO concept, things like Ursa being left out, things like Ozai not being DEFEATED. There is so much that has been omitted, changed, altered, and modified that I cant believe anyone would believe this!
And if you do believe it, well, whatever. I will only believe the REAL EPISODES, and until I see those, I take this book as nothing more than a FAKE ATTEMPT AT WRITING THE FINALE. But, if you do believe this, Kataanger or Zutarian, then it will only create even more of a surprise when the episodes reveal a different ending entirely! And that is one of the purposes of this book!
Boy, that seems like a darn killer, don't it?
First, let's read this shall we?
Q: There were several allusions to Katara being Zuko's girlfriend throughout Season Three. Aside from Uncle Iroh, she seemed to be the first person to see the potential good in Zuko. Was there ever a spark between the two? Was there ever a point which you thought they would end up together?
M: Sorry to disappoint the "Zutara" fans out there, but we never intended for Zuko and Katara to get together. Maybe we're just sentimental, but we always had a soft spot in our hearts for "Kataang".
B: Zuko and Katara might have shared some sparks, but sometimes there are people along your "journey of love" who are there to teach you about yourself and what you really need, but don't necessarily end up being your partner. Come on, kids! "Zutara" never would have lasted! It was just dark and intriguing.
Now let me ask you this: does that sound like Bryke to you? It sure doesn't to me!
Mike and Bryan are respectful guys, adults mind you, and they wouldn't just say it like that, basically laughing in our faces. Come on! Are they really that cruel? The "come on, kids!" bit is just a little over the top, don't you think? KIDS? Are most Zutarians KIDS? Ummm...NO! Most Zutarians are ADULTS!!! Like BRYKE! So, again, think about this? Does this sound like them? Do they act like this? Would they laugh in our faces? Have they ever been this cruel? Have they EVER insulted the ships?
But even more than that is some of the interview questions that are TAKEN FROM OTHER INTERVIEWS!!! Yes, that is right! Don't believe me? I've heard these questions asked of them before, this is just a crap compilation of questions they've already answered!
Q: Can the Air Nomads make a comeback?
M: Aang is the last Airbender, as the title says. It's not likely.
Q: If Aang and Katara had a child, which kind of bender would it be?
M: First of all, they're way too young to have kids! But if down the line they decided to, it would be a waterbender, an airbender, or a non-bender. But not a combination or an Avatar. Avatar is a reincarnation cycle, not something that happens from genetics.
Q: What's next for Avatar?
M: We have ideas to further expand the world, but it's still in the very early stages. We're keeping busy by finishing up the last episodes and serving as executive producers of the live-action movies.
I remember reading this before, seeing it before, and hearing it before! A lot of this is just a compilation of past interviews. So not only is that a big RED FLAG right there, but READ THIS!!!
Q: Why did Sokka lose his space sword and his boomerang at the end?
M: That's why that scene is so great! These are just ordinary objects, but over the course of the series Sokka (and viewers) have formed an emotional connection to them. So when he loses them in order to save Toph, it really feels like a sacrifice. And in an epic finale, it's more satisfying when the characters have to sacrifice something in order to achieve their goals.
Notice anything? Let me point it out to you!
IN AN EPIC FINALE, IT'S MORE SATISFYING WHEN THE CHARACTERS HAVE TO SACRIFICE SOMETHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS!!!
Hmmm...does this sound like something that Aang needs to LEARN? Maybe like learning to let go, learning to move on, learning to live!
Basically, this is so contradictory from the ending of the story that it is amazing! They are basically saying that it is satisfying to have someone sacrifice something. Is a boomerang and a sword that big of a deal? Is it that satisfying?
What would be satisfying then?
Aang learning to grow up, coming to grips with life, learning valuable lessons about love and friendship, learning to let go, becoming the destined Avatar he is meant to be and saving the world, kicking some serious Fire Nation butt along the way!
NOW THAT WOULD BE SATISFYING!!!
But in this "EPIC TALE" where it ends in Kataang and Maiko, Ozai basically gets wrist slapped and doesn't die, Azula disappears, Ursa isn't mentioned or brought back at all (thus not fulfilling Zuko's entire story), and Iroh ends up running a little tea shop, how could this possibly be anything but TRUTH? *sarcasm*
Seriously, Zutarians (and Kataangers and other Avatards), think logically about this for it is all a simple SHAM!!! You heard me, NOTHING and I mean NOTHING IN THIS BOOK IS TO BE TRUSTED!!!
Only the episodes can truly be trusted, and that is what I am sticking with!
Plus, as my friend Roxi (nani003) so brilliantly put it, there was once a book she read in which the authors put that it was truth, plain as day hard-hitting fact, but if one looked at the back of the book, it said FICTION in small print. Did people fall for it? YES THEY DID! And that is what is happening with this book! But, when I get this book, I'm gonna look it over for all it's worth until I find that itty bitty disclaimer that says "this is an adaption, not the real story, the interview was created by the adapter and not done with Mike and Bryan, the creators of Avatar." Yes, I believe it is in there. Maybe not written like that. But I'm betting that at the end of the interview portion there is a disclaimer, a small line that people are overlooking that will hold the key to the REAL TRUTH of this "EPIC TALE."
EDIT: Plus, I must add that we need to return to our once great education that was given to us in KINDERGARTEN! Remember when your parents/teachers said this: Not everything you see or hear is truth. Hmmm
could that possibly apply to this incident? Yes, it can! We cant trust everything we see or hear, and therefore Im not trusting this piece of crap at all! And neither should you!
So, my fellow Zutarians, we have a NEW MISSION as the NINJA ZUTARIANS OF DOOM.
MAKE ERICA HAPPY!!! (GreenifyMe) AS WELL AS THE OTHER GALS IN THE TRIUMVIRATE OF DOOM!!! I think they are buying into it a little, so first we need to get them back on top where they belong! They are like the old, seasoned Zutarians of our fandom, and like an elderly person who could fall and break their bones more easily, they have fallen in the same way. They have gone through more hits than some of us who have only recently joined the fight have, and, therefore, their falls hurt more and more with the passing of time. As for those of us who are new, we can bounce back more easily. So it is up to us to help them back onto their feet for their wisdom is great indeed!!!
SAVE THE ZUTARIANS!!!
You heard me! People are buying into this so HELP YOUR FELLOW ZUTARIANS!!!
TRUST NOT THE BOOK!!!
IT'S A SHAM, A FAKE, A FRAUD!!!
Now, off you go, save your fellow Zutarians from certain depressing doom! Show them the light if they haven't seen it already! GO! QUICKLY!!!
EDIT: As far as the Ninja Zutarians of Doom (NZD) goes, you can call yourself a member if you DO NOT BELIEVE THIS BOOK! Only then are you a true NZD. So, fellow NZD members, get out there and recruit more NZDs so that we can stand strong until the end.
THEY WILL BE RETURNING SOON!!!
As of now, I have not worked on Lesson11 because of all of this mess, so there won't be one this Monday. EDIT: I said previously that next Monday they would be returning, but seeing as how I will be out of town, I dont think it will happen until the next Monday which is the 26th of May. But, for now, well see. When it returns, though, it will be returning for good until the end!
REJOICE ZUTARIANS!!! VICTORY IS COMING IN JULY!!!
AVidZktjo aka Kat
Before leaving this essay, favoriting it, commenting on it, or whatever, remember this simple, sweet concept that basically shows us the true merit of this book:
"In this ADAPTION of the four-part Season Three finale..."
by David Bergantino (ADAPTER), Patrick Spaziante (Illustrator)
Nothing more needs to be said on the topic. The real merit of this book is clearly stated in the very description of this comic and its so-called authors.