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SRU - Pep Talk by Destiny-Smasher SRU - Pep Talk by Destiny-Smasher
SRU!Toph and SRU!Meng depicted by :iconchocowaffle: who is more active on her Tumblr: [link]
:icons-r-u: The SRU art gallery - [link]

Meng is Toph's younger cousin - though she's certainly still quite eccentric. ^_^; In this scene, she is trying to encourage Toph, who is feeling discouraged.

(Man, I cannot get enough of this girl's art, her take on the SRU cast is delightful)

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bubblybumblebee1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awww, I totally forgot about Meng. These two could be good friends.
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In the story this art was made for, they are actually cousins, and do become good friends. :)
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1teddygwam1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
toph looks so emo! .... lol ...isnt she like super ticklish since see sees with her feet? ...bet that,ll cheet her up :iconwinkyplz:
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, this is obviously not the fantasy world setting, so no, this Toph is totally blind, and doesn't see with her feet. xD Though either version of Toph likes bangs over her face, so I guess there's a bit of emo in her inherent design. ;)
Her cousin Meng is cheering her up here just fine.
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1teddygwam1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool idea lol... ok i know she doesnt see with her feet but she feels shit with it right?
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In the original fantasy world, yes, she feels vibrations with her feet, and it helps her 'see,' which was inspired by how bats or dolphins 'see' with echolocation.

But this is a modern-day setting, all of the SRU series pictures. Real-life people can't do that. =P
So she's literally blind in this world, which makes her determined attitude have a different spin to it.
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1teddygwam1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh isee... lol so then WTF does she do? lol
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"WTF does she do?"
That's a pretty pessimistic question. =_= WTF do YOU do? WTF do your parents do? WTF does anyone in this REAL WORLD do?
You have hobbies and talents and skills.

I take all of the Avatar character's personalities and translate them into real-life, very relatable skills.

In Toph's case, she is blind -- but she is an amazingly skilled natural musician with an uncanny talent for music in the same way that she had an uncanny talent for earthbending in the show.

Trying to imply that no-bending makes a character boring is silly, especially since plenty of amazing characters in the Avatar universe couldn't bend even IN that fantasy world.
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1teddygwam1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow ... great ideas i remember wTching this show as a kid... i mean wtf does she do to get around?
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HAHA, have you never met a real-life blind person? =P
Often times, they will let others help lead them around [link] or they use walking canes to get themselves around. [link]
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