Hey Sifu, just had a quick question which might have already been asked, but my friend and I (both huge fans of the avatar series) were discussing how the forms of bending have changed. With people becoming more and more articulate, i.e. able to make a water needle ad cut a hole into a window, has the need for the forms becoming less and less relevant, or is it simply just what the creators of the show chose to do? Best way to word that: has bending evolved, or has form become less prominent?
First let me say that I truly enjoy your diplomatic choice of words::))
This is simply my opinion mind you;
The creators and directors of the show became enamored with MMA and Tricking and less interested in the complexities of traditional movement. They began to focus of action elements that they felt were important to them?
After all there’s a big difference between “attempting to make a name for yourself and your intellectual property” and/ or being fat, comfortable and successful?
Animation is a very work intensive environment so when you get into the detailed focus of animating traditional martial arts forms everything becomes that much more “work intensive”.
It’s probably cheaper to take the path of least resistance so what you see is kinda what you get?
It’s different but still entertaining…..