This started out all sentimental, with Sokka just moon-gazing in his astronaut suit. I really wasn't planning on including the two panels on the bottom, but I could just see
the scene happening; Sokka trying to explain everything to Zuko, who gets confused and just adorkably blurts out what he tends to say when Yue is mentioned. XD I actually ship Sukka, but this idea came and I had to draw it! (I thought it was plausible too; I mean, if Sokka could invent multifunctional subs AND airships in less than a year.. a rocket wasn't going to be THAT difficult if he got the Mechanist's help right?
I've actually had it for a while now but chose to finish and upload it now since (as some of you may or may not know) it's the traditional moon/ lunar/ mid-autumn festival today!
According to traditions and.. well.. celestial science, today is the perfect day for 'moon-gazing' since the moon's supposed to be exceptionally gorgeous!
SO it's not a coincidence that I uploaded it today! P: tbh, I really wanted to draw something from the original legend but time is an evil thing :C and now you guys are stuck with this.. Speaking of which... this has little to do with the picture, but for those of you who are interested/ liked Sokka and Yue's story arch, here's a brief-ish summary of the traditional legend behind the holiday. While there are TONS of takes on the story associated with the lunar festival, the one I've been told since I was a kid goes like this:
In the beginning, there were ten suns in the sky. Although quite a sight, they caused serious damage, bringing on droughts and starvation. HouYi, an archer with impeccable aim, becomes a hero by shooting down nine of the ten suns. Everybody was extremely grateful and as a reward, HouYi receives two immortality pills, one for himself and one for his wife, Chang-e. This however, causes much jealousy, and an assassination attempt forces Chang-e to swallow both the pills. While eating one pill by itself grants immortality, eating two causes Chang-e to float away until she reaches the moon. There, she became the moon spirit. From then on, the day Chang-e ascends to the moon was named the lunar festival. Houyi, having shot down so many suns before, later becomes the sun spirit, and so the sun and the moon forever chases each other in the sky. the end. (So.. whad'ya think? Am I a raconteur or what? )
Oh wow.. this may be the longest description I've ever written, and that's saying something... xD I'm quite tired.. I probably rambled quite a bit.. But anyway, I'm off stuff myself with mooncake now xD
Happy Yue day everybody!
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