Goss (gossymer) wrote,
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Rant + commish

It's becoming a bit of a pet peeve that people assume that Toph has gotta be buff and stocky as an adult and anything else is just wrong.

Especially considering the creators decided to make the character appear exactly the opposite instead. GRR, ARGH.

I swear some people have gotta be thinking of this and this when they think of Toph and have completely forgotten that Toph has worn formal wear on more than one occasion, and while she may be...vertically challenged, it's not like she's never going to grow a bit taller since, hello, she's frickin' 12 yrs old in the cartoon.

I'm constantly surprised by how many artists automatically draw her as an adult with big muscles, big boobs and at the same height as she was as a kid *headdesks*

Then there's the wank just from Toph wearing anything other than green, despite the fact that there have been occassions where she's worn red, beige, tan etc. in canon, particularly when travelling. And god forbid the character actually get a different hairstyle when she's a dozen years older *facepalms*

I think the HP fandom (among others) has definitely spoiled me for creativity/originality >_> The fanart may not always be gorgeous, but they at least don't have the characters doing the exact same thing in every single picture.

Don't get me wrong, I was ecstatic when Ninjatic did Zuko and Toph fire/earth bending. However, I'd rather not have every Toph!commish with her doing that over and over again.

So it may not be readily apparent that its Toph - 'cause she's not breaking rocks like in all the other fanworks, but, come on, fanart IMO is about, I don't know, using your imagination maybe.

*pulls hair*

Moving on, here are two Toph commish pieces - there third one is still in the works, but figured I'd post these two in the mean time:

This one is by pokefreak and the concept was grown up Toph in casual/travelling wear, relaxing in a tea shop:


The second one is a collab by Janaschi (who I've ALWAYS wanted a commish from) and Algenpfleger and it focusses on adult!Toph in more formal wear (maybe at a formal function while travelling around) but with the top layer of clothing removed since she's taking a break and her feet are in the water:



Here's a close up of her face:
Tags: avatar commish, commish
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