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This is what I'd look like if I was in "The Last Airbender" live-action movie and they stuck to the original character sketches. I think I would probably be in the Fire nation, considering that I am Asian and rather pale looking... I briefly thought I might be in the Earth nation since they also are Asian, but for some reason the Fire nation just seems cooler. I know, I know, they have a tyrannical, maniacal, out-of-his-mind CRAZY Emperor, but they are quite fearsome. AND I had the worst crush ever on Prince Zuko, but that's besides the point. :D

I didn't start out thinking I was going to get my Fire nation on, but I did the hair, then the earrings, and then pulled out the scarf, and some time during editing I realized it fit the concept rather well.

Plus, "The Last Airbender" has been on my mind recently. While I know a lot of people are complaining about the cast, I am now officially ok with it. I can see the movie being good even if the nations' ethnicities are different and the main characters' looks changed. It took me a while to reach this understanding, but I am holding to it! Peter Jackson managed to overcome his B-rated horror flicks with LOTR, so I'm hoping that M. Night Shyamalan might be able to do something similar with Airbender. The teaser looked great AAAAAND Howard Shore is doing the music (!!!!!) so I'm at least going to watch it for the soundtrack. :w00t:

FYI the title refers to a phrase used in the TV show "Kings" for when Silas goes off to see his other family in the country. I liked how it sounded and I also felt rather serene while taking this photo. It took me three photoshoots to come up with this, THREE. That's two previously failed attempts at taking something worthy of a post, and that's probably a record for me. Ugh. I think it has something to do with the sun--after 29748283 hours of heavy rain and thunder, the sky miraculously cleared for about two seconds. I'm glad the weather is cooler this summer since I don't have an a/c in my new place, but damn, does it have to rain ALL the time?!

Enjoy and please comment!
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:icondiva-goldsmith:
Diva-Goldsmith Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Love the hair pulled out of your face.
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cure-pain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student
stunning
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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pleasureskey Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Mm. This portrait is lovely!

In case you were wondering, The tribes are based off different asian cultures if you scrutinize the archetecture, culture and clothing. The fire nation is Japanese, the earth nation is Korean, The air benders are Chinese and the water benders/ice benders are Pole people.

:D
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree that the Fire Nation is based more on Japan, and the Water Tribes Inuit, but I thought the Earth Kingdoms were more Chinese and the Air Nomads were similar to Tibetan monks. I did not really find much Korean influence, though this could largely be because I am not as familiar with Korean culture.
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Dudemon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Maybe you could be Zuko's sister :lol:
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No way she freaks the crap out of me. Plus, I can't do evil very well. I'm far too nice. ;)
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Quander Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
What would your Avatar name be?
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:iconjrscheung:
jrscheung Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Err I don't really know. Lol. I'm not up to date with that stuff! I guess I'd just go by my Chinese name.
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Quander Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
okay cool :-)
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AnnArso Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student General Artist
You look like Mai :thumbsup:
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jrscheung Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, thanks. But Mai has bangs! :D
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Quander Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
wonderful job, and you're gorgeous
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LhomePereta Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You looks great in this pic.
So, Do you thing that Shyamalan will do a decent movie? I'm no sure seeing his last ones. I like Avatar tv show but I probably won't see the movie.
I think that all nations in avatar are based in asian cultures: fire-japan, earth-china, air-tibetan and water-inuit.
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I do want to see the movie just because the CG will be great and the characters might be worth it. I'm not expecting it to be exactly like the TV show, so I'll just watch the movie for the movie.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the TV nations were based on those Asian cultures, too. :D
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LhomePereta Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont know Jenn, we will see what they do with the plot.
Other thing: how was your summer?
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
My summer was quite great, actually. Learned a lot, got stuff done... overall very productive. How was yours?
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LhomePereta Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
quite well, short maybe, I almost finidhed my career, next week I'll gve my last project and I'll become design engineer!
I saw you in facebook can I add you?
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Um, I have a lot of personal information on my facebook profile and I don't really know much about you so... I'd rather not. I hope you understand!
Good luck with the job.
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LhomePereta Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, and of course I understand it.
Maybe in the future. If you wanna know something of me just check my gallery or ask it :D.
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
K. :D
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ShidoEV Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This deserves a Painting =). Can i? it's a gift.

Cheers
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Paint away! :D :D
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ShidoEV Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! \o/ :happycry: :rose:
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Let me know when it happens! :glomp:
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ShidoEV Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Of course my dear! You will know! :hug:

Cheers
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StarsShiningOut Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
What a cool idea. o: Your hair looks awesome!
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!
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StarsShiningOut Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
You're welcome. :]
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WNxSajuukCor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is quite a lovely and breathtaking piece :) I love the dress and earrings! ^^
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not a dress--it's actually a scarf that my mom gave me. Thanks anyway!
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WNxSajuukCor Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Then you should so make it into a dress XD The colors fit you wonderfully!
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I massively :heart: the scarf. I wish it was some kind of shirt/dress... maybe I will wear it as one someday. :D
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SteveRiker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Your hair looks amazing!

BTW, you should smile more in your photos =D
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I was worried it might be too poofy. I probably should smile more, but I always find that when I smile I look reaaaaally dorky. We'll see. :D
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SteveRiker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Awww, im sure you dont look dorky. :pat:
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Eheh... we shall see...
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JimmyDefiant Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
::speachless::
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Synthvet Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
very very beautiful!!!!!!!

I've watched Avatar with my boys, so I'm sort of familiar with it (they're addicted to it)

you should try some action poses......with a fan blowing your hair....

anyway, you look great!!!
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, if I knew that I would look convincing with some poses, I totally would. Alas, I am somewhat coordinationally challenged!

Your boys SHOULD be addicted to it. It's very funny and has many good lessons to teach. :dance:
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falcon49 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
breathtaking....
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankkk youuu. :rose:
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falcon49 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I hope your mending well...
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mending?
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falcon49 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
sorry,I mispoke.
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PapaVicPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
the creative motivation behind the photo makes this a portrait of absolutely authentic beauty
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you! Do you watch Avatar?
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PapaVicPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I watched quite a bit a few years ago; a compelling story arc
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jrscheung Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! It is great. I hope it translates well into live action. Now I just have to wait for a year... >.<
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