These are the images I made for the end of our NYCC panel last week. I know these have already made the rounds on the internet, but I thought I should share them here for posterity and for the folks who might not have seen them. Much to my surprise, even my improvised farewell/thank you speech was transcribed and shared along with the images, which was really nice. Here are those words as well, edited by me to correct what my mumbling likely made unclear for the transcriber and/or to represent what I meant to say:

"This is a really big deal for us. It’s been twelve years since we came up with this whole Avatar universe together. Avatar means so many different things to so many different people. To me, when I think of the creation of it, I just think of me and Mike sitting at my computer in this little house I rented in Burbank. And we would just share the keyboard and take turns. And just over the span of two weeks we cracked open this universe together. And twelve and half years later it’s just blossomed into something so huge. And it’s such a big part of our lives and people’s all over the world. These characters are real to us. Not in a delusional way, but in an emotional way. They really mean a lot to me and I know to Mike as well. And we just want to say thanks."

The panel and the signing were an amazing experience and a fitting sendoff for the show, even though I agree with Janet, PJ, and Dave: this show will live on, beyond the release of its final episode, for a long time. And a huge thanks to you guys for all the awesome letters and gifts. The ATLA/LOK fandom is an amazing international community of thoughtful, warmhearted humans.

Love, Bryan

Bryan Drew and said it all better than I could’ve. It’s been an amazing run and thanks for all your support along the way!

avatar legend of korra

U2 - “Song for Someone” | I used to love U2, but i think the whole stadium rock thing has turned me off to them. I wish they played more like this all the time. You can really hear their voices and the writing like this.

U2 music video Graham Norton Show

Ex Hex - “Dont Wanna Lose” | If you have a Wild Flag hole that needs to be filled, this is a good way to start. New album by Mary Timony’s new band/gig(?) Ex Hex. If u want some more of that Riot grrl/post punk stuff. Here it is.

BONUS: Just saw this video for Waterfall.

mary timony music Ex Hex

God Only Knows - BBC Music | BBC music bring us this star filled cover of this Beach Boy classic. I actually enjoy some of the visual effects more than the song. Its a nice tribute to music in general and it is a ad for BBC Music's launch. 

BBC video music

Sophie Zelmani - “I’ll Remember You” | This is still one of my favorite song’s ever. I fell for it in the early aughts when i first heard it from Buffy. Its a simple guitar love song w/ some obos? But it seems that it was always recorded as a 2 seperate channel song. Even the original is on left/right channels. It gives a weird spacing feel to it. 

Anyways, i just randomly stumbled on a new record, Everywhere, by Swedish singer-songwriter, Sophie Zelmani. I guess she’s pretty big in Sweden and I’m happy for her. its been pretty hard to find her music, thanks internet! 

Sophie Zelmani music

Hikaru Utada - “First Love” | Not sure why, but this classic has been stuck in my mind this week. its a 15 yr old song now. memories.

Hikaru Utada music video

'No One Is Lost'

Stars - “No One Is Lost” | A new song from their upcoming in Oct. Its got a disco beat that morphs back to some of the old Stars arrangements. This is still one of my fav bands, but i’ll admit i have been drifting in the last album. Though this one feels quite different, i’m hesitant but cant wait to hear more of the album.

Stars Music Soundcloud