Well if you have a whole ted talk "pulls up chair and popcorn" I wanna hear all about Artist Sokka!
HHRGSGDH so you’ve chosen violence thank you so much LETS GO
So first thing first I believe he’d be an amazing artist simply because like have u seen him? he has the range. I don’t remember who said that sokka was the davinci of the avatar universe but it’s TRUE.
Second his bad doodles were played for laughs and i get it but LIKE. He was 15!! And he grew up in a war zone where I doubt he had much time to practice drawing!! But he’s stubborn and dedicated and creative as hell, and he canonically enjoys drawing a lot (the Appa pictures, the submarine, and the portrait of the gaang in the last episode are just a few I remember), give it a few years and with that kind of practice he’s going to develop some serious skill.
And lastly my favorite argument in favor of the Sokka artist rights thesis is the entirety of the episode with Piandao. The parallels between art, calligraphy and swordsmanship are made very clear; among common samurai practices (influenced by Zen) there was calligraphy and ink painting, because a stroke of the brush was just as decisive and irreversible as the stroke of a sword. (Oh and also haikus… so yeah while we’re at it poet sokka rights too) SO BASICALLY what I’m trying to say is that since Sokka is a warrior and Piandao initiated him to that philosophy, not only his art would become excellent, but also his calligraphy would be immaculate too. (I still love the idea of Sokka’s writing getting messy when he’s brainstorming or excited because his brain just functions too fast for his hand to keep up lmao.)
Aaaand that’s about it thank you for coming to my ted talk I hope it made sense artist 👏 sokka 👏fucking👏 rights 👏5ever👏
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