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Still a Connection -- Zutara

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By watermistress   |   Watch
Published: February 3, 2011
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Ugh. Please ignore the many mistakes. I was rushing. :P

If you don't know the significance of a red ribbon tied between two people; basically in Japan, it represents the invisible bond between soul mates. (If anyone who knows a little more about that wants to explain, you are better cut out for it than I am P: ) So obviously when severed, it is a very sad occasion.

Next time I'm drawing something happy. This one was a little depressing. TT_TT

(But I drew arm bands! Hurray for sexy Fire Nation Arm Bands! :D)

Zuko/Katara (c) Nickelodeon/Bryke

Photoshop CS4/Paint Tool Sai
About 7 hours all together.
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samsingsHobbyist General Artist
I extremely enjoy you using this legend but from what I have heard of it tge red string can't break. It can be tangled, or twisted but never broken. I still am enamored the idea though.
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I've never herd of the Chinese thing but that's awesome :) also very sweet and romantic. avatar fans who dislike Zuko and Katara together have always explained that it wouldn't work out due to there differences . And for a long time even I couldn't quite place my finger on it. They we're opposite(fire and water) yet they complimented one another. At some points she lacked at his attributes and vise versa when it came to Zuko.learning many new things thought my life, I've come upon some interesting teachings about love and connections. There are two types, soul mate and twin flame. Although I am a big loyal Zutarian, I would say that Aang is her soulmate. Soulmate relationships can be easy,romantic,as if you were with you best friend. But zuko is her twin flame. Literally your other half. Think of katara as being zukos feminine side and zuko as her masculine side. ( it's more of spiritual things). Zuko has a very strong masculine energy, witch also has links to the sun,fire, yang,hardness,external energy,dominance and logic. While katara holds more of the Feminine side, thus linking to internal energy,yin,nurturing ,night, moon and softness. You can see this when it comes to the human brain and the differences from the right and the left sides of the brain. You can see what effect it has if both are not balanced , weather it being to emotional(feminine)or being to heartless and strait forward(masculine). Both although have light they also have darkness. Both can create and destroy life if it wants. But when both are united and work in sink it's harmony and peace.Both are total opposites but need each other for harmony and balance or in other words unconditional love. For me , this is the reason I love zuko and katara together, it literally means peace when they are bound together. And yes they might not get along right away, but that's only because they are twin flames, there relationship would be rocky and not that all easy, it's not meant to be easy or romantic at first. But the two combined would be unstoppable, literally a very powerful force to be feared.

Ps: if the terms confuse you just google it :). Soul mates,TwinFlames,ying and yang, right brain and left brain. I'm very much still learning these teaching myself :) .
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Your art will be featured here this Friday! ^-^
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Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.
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This is absolutely stunning. I was wondering if it would be okay if I used this image as my Avatar on a forum I frequent?
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Oh my gosh this is so ultra freaking adorable I can't even aiovugakfuciojahtuwiog <3
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I love the red string of fate concept, (I'm very familiar with it, but rarely see it used really well) and you did a great job with it! The color scheme of this picture is perfect. I do find it so intense that the string is fraying.
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LauratarStudent General Artist
This is such a good piece of art. I love the string a what it represents. It could work with zutara.
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I believe zuko and katara are connected, people say oppiset attrack which I won't argue with they do but Zuko and Katara are not that diffrent, They are both bery hard headed, both lost their childhood due their lives, Zukos father mentally and physical abused him after his mother left he was on his own and in a way Katara was on her own too,her mother dies she had to step up and take her place in a way. The elemets of fire and water are yes oppest but both can kill and are destructive and sometimes frighting, Forest fires,tsunamis
They are not so diffrent they fit to well together t not feel love or even think about eachother in that way Mike and bryan where wrong
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I love their expressions!
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I love this piece! You convey a lot of feeling with it.
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very nice !
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I like that this is so original. You took a piece of cultural history and turned it into zutara :) i don't think i've seen many pieces of art that portrays something like this. They always just say "soul mates" or "never can be separated" stuff like that. Very good job!
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I remember this in one of the animes I've watched. In the later episodes of "Nana", Reira is handed over an instrumental composition and she has to put lyrics in. At that time, she has been in love with their band's guitarist Takumi for so long but he just got married. Not feeling good about herself, she began a secret affair with the protagonist band's bassist Shin. So she wrote lyrics about the invisible red thread that binds them together with Shin, but also indirectly with Takumi eventhough he doesn't return her feelings.

It's just like what you said, an invisible bond between you and your fated one (or the one believe fated to you). And I believe Zuko and Katara are tied to this invisible red thread.
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Oh, wow this is heartbreaking. One of my favorite zutara pics i've seen before. <333
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This is one of the best fanarts I've seen of Zutara. I'm impressed.
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oh wow! Very nice! Love the red thread! :XD:
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Your picture is so amazing! I love it!
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WOW! This is really amazing! I love the colors!
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Highly emotional piece.
Beautifully done
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