I’ve never drawn her before so I decided to give it a shot.
Hope it looks alright.
Woooosh, reblarfin on the Safer For Work tumblr.
Speaking of kick-ass Connecticon 2012 cosplay, check out Man-Toph! “My name’s Toph, cause it sounds like tough!” This guy was awesome. Bravo dude. Don’t worry, after taking the picture, I says “Thanks man, you ROCK!” ;D
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Suki: There’s no time to say goodbye!
Sokka: What about ‘I’m sorry?’
Suki: For what?
Sokka: I treated you like a girl when I should’ve treated you like a warrior.
Suki: I am a warrior… but I’m a girl too.
Avatar: The Last Airbender 1.04 | The Warriors of Kyoshi
BEST MESSAGE EVER
You can be feminine and still kick ass.
but really everybody.
So glad I’m finally watching this series. I love it!
The other day I was drawing something and becoming increasing frustrated with it. So I ended up flipping the sketch book page over and started to just sketch something simple for fun to make myself feel better. That ended up being Toph from “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” I rather like how this turned out, much better than how I drew her years ago in a somewhat similar pose. I really want to ink, color, and add a background to this when I get a chance. I mean, come on, Toph rocks ;)
Toph’s Pointing Out That She Is Blind Photoset | Requested by puzzlegirlsandpoprocks
Toph is the best.
Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a physical disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.
This was the post I was talking about. So well written!
Reblogging again for the perfection that is Toph. I wish there was a way to adequately express HOW PERFECT she is. She will always, ALWAYS be the most realistic and heartfelt character of the show for me.
Well said, one and all! I couldn’t agree more. Granted, her blindness did put her at a disadvantage in some ways, she was resourceful and honed other aspects of it into incredible skills. It’s rather inspiring.