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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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:iconthoughtsandwonders:
ThoughtsandWonders Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Aww the cousin thing was great. You really knew what you were doing when adding Meng in such a crucial role
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:iconbubblybumblebee1:
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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:icon1teddygwam1:
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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:icon1teddygwam1:
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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KloKloShoo Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
You made meng look a LOT better here.
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Match25 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
cute
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:iconpanda-saxophonist:
panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Is this in the future, or it it just one of those more obscure scenes that I don't remember?
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another future scene. ;) Most SRU artwork lately is from stuff that either hasn't happened yet, actually -- or it's just vague character art. =)
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panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
ah well, it's nice to have little sneak peeks. The chapters seem to come along slower and slower each time a new one appears(though it's probably because I came in late and read almost 60 successively, ha).
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The average time for a chapter is about a week or two. I've been writing this since October of 2010 and plan to finish about October of this year. =)

Other thing, too, is that these chapter average like TWICE as long as older chapters do. ;P So yea, the artwork is there in part to maintain people's interest in-between chapters, and also as a means of promoting the story. A fic is hard to sell to people in this day and age, but when people keep seeing so much artwork of it showing up, you just KNOW some of them are going to get curious enough to give it a shot. ;D
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