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SRU - Two Worlds, One Family by Destiny-Smasher SRU - Two Worlds, One Family by Destiny-Smasher
A commission I designed, brought to life by the ever-amazing :iconhoodsun: (he drew this picture based on my design concept as a commission) Depicting a young Avatar Aang and his canonical world on the left, and the college-aged, SRU interpretation of Aang and his modernized world on the right.

While they live in two separate worlds with separate stories, their core 'family' of characters are linked together in spirit, I guess is how I think of it.
(Note: I specifically wanted that street post there, the names on the signs are the last names of Bryan and Michael, the series co-creators)
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In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn
You'll find your place beside the ones you love
And all the things you dreamed of: the visions that you saw
The time is drawing near, now; it's yours to claim it all

Son of Man look to the sky; Lift your Spirit, set it free
Some day you'll walk tall with pride; Son of Man, a man, in time, you'll be

- Phil Collins
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:icons-r-u: The extensive SRU art gallery can be found here: destiny-smasher.deviantart.com...

'What I Learned at SRU' is my Avatar AtLA/LoK based alternate universe story and art project that tells an original story about a group of college students growing up together and doubles as a tribute/homage and giant narrative reply to the canonical Avatar series. You can start reading the story here: destiny-smasher.deviantart.com... -- or if you're more of an FF dotnet person, you can read it here: www.fanfiction.net/s/6417590/1...



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:iconlilliandilrosetta:
When i first saw this i was amazed by the originality of this deviation. I love the fact that the image is split into two different aspects of the drawing by Aangs staff, and then the traditional tattoos displayed on the flag. The backgrounds play a big part, the green lands and the mountains, complementing the original aang with his robes while on the other hand the roads and buildings, and the way Aang is dressed in this aspect show a more 'common' and 'modernized' , looking up to today's generation. What you could have done better was maybe adding in some of the modern technology to emphasize on the while, like a car, motorbike, or even more people. The work is very neat and there are hardly any mistakes.

On the whole this deviation has received positive feedback and has been done excellently with good use of colour and originality is spot on. :) Moreover, I love the Momo touch XD
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EstiTerri1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Artist
What is ”SRU” ? 
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DarkMirrorEmo23 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Its scary how much our world and theres are differnt
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airbender97 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I like both of Aang but I would have to say that my all time fav is Avatar Aang. He h a cutie and I love on Momo.
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DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He kinda vanished didn't he?
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:icondestiny-smasher:
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Who?
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:icondarkblackarcanine:
DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The creator of this. He still comes on DA from what i can tell but....he hasn't responded to anything in a year or three
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, the artist Hoodsun. Yea, he hasn't really been around too much, but I've exchanged the occasional e-mail with him. Last I heard from him was the summer, and we were going to do more work together but there wasn't a means for me to be able to pay him.
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DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh...wonder why he disappeared off here basically.
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pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
awesome
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I adore the layout of this pic. =D It's a very thought-provoking image, and it's drawn very nicely, too.
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it. The layout would be my conception, the drawn-very-nicely part is the talent of ~Hoodsun!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Epic, man!:iconclappingplz:
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:icondestiny-smasher:
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I designed the idea/layout, and Hoodsun did an amazing job bringing it to life.
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
You're welcome!
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:iconlunardivider:
LunarDivider Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dangit. The song is stuck in my head again
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gettraught Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the title; it suits this drawing so well :)
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:icondestiny-smasher:
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I'm not sure if you're a reader or not, but to me, the SRU cast is a partner family to the canonical one. ^_^;
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gettraught Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I'm definately a reader, I just haven't kept up with the chapters :blush: I think I left off on chapter 11. I have a long way to catch up. What is it up to? 90 something? :faint: :dead:
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. Yea, can you tell why they're like another family to me? I'm getting close to an end.
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gettraught Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most definately! I'm kinda glad I'm not caught up with the story yet. It's going to be like the season finale of Avatar, Season 3 all over again. Even though Avatar isn't over and we still have Korra, I still feel like we came to a close with the original series. And like the show, your story is so easy to connect with; it's not going to be easy finishing it, but I know I've still got awhile.
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thorman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
wuau is pic awesome of aang and sru is great work friend colugrations.
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Woodywood03a Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
That is SWEET!!!!! really!!!
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flamingtunapictures Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
This is awesome!
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pengwens Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Love!!!
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:iconlippincottart00:
lippincottart00 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it!
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unknownvizard Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wooww...I'm lost at words! Lol I like the street names! XD
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was very particular about making sure those got added in. ;)
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ArinaOrlova Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Woh woh woh! I am surprised by the talent of the author. You are a superman with a brush in his hand. Yeah, I like supermen. Very much ...
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is the same artist who did the 'Summer' picture (of all 5 in swimsuits) and the 'Homecoming' (all 5 dressed for the dance), and he is currently working on one of all five in normal clothes for the start of the next school year. :iconhoodsun: is the artist, I've been commissioning him lately. =)
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ArinaOrlova Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
"and he is currently working on one of all five in normal clothes for the start of the next school year."I want to see
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:icondestiny-smasher:
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I posted a preview on the SRU Facebook page today. =) [link]
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NoLongerInvisible Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Quick question: has anyone ever asked to write a fanfic...about your fanfic? Like your story is the original? Lol well it's kind of like you've made an entire new series (and I'm a big fan btw) and I was just curious.
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Um, I think one person did at some point, but I don't know if they ever went through with it.
I know one reader was inspired to write their own modern day AU fic because of SRU, but the two aren't connected.
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NoLongerInvisible Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Oh cool
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually just got fanmail from a reader from Russia today who said SRU inspired them to write their own modern day Avatar AU story. =P
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NoLongerInvisible Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Oh that's really cool. You're inspiring many people. Congrats!
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coldfire82 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I don't know why, but I flippin' love this! I'm like immediately drawn to the idea of an alternate version of Aang and how much their stories differ and how much they remain the same. The visual aspect is absolutley amazing, with a nice peaceful, almost nostalgic atmosphere to the left, and the more modern, brighter right side further distinguishing the contrast and hinting at the different paths their lives can take.
Totally Fave worthy!
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it. It sounds like you might really like the story, then. If you do end up giving it a read, I hope it's worth your time.
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Midnight4568 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
This looks great!
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Kataang-crazy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really great
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:iconnolongerinvisible:
NoLongerInvisible Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This is everything I could've ever wanted to see...and more.
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Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of awesome here is inexplicable.
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NinjaKasuga Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Holy hot damn this is...symbolically awesome!
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think it turned out pretty great, too!
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:iconpanda-saxophonist:
panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Ah, childhood Tarzan memories flooding the dam once more.
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rebeca-avatar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Oh Gosh! It's Perfect!!!!!!!
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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Avatalblue26 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I :heart: like to the work you did on both
They two worlds :earth::earth: in one family :aww:.

The most amazing :wow: .
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watson4795 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I am completely and totally in love with this picture.
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