The Water Tribe has warriors. The Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom have soldiers. The gap in ethics and acceptable tactics between the two can be as wide as the Great Divide…
This is a quote from a fan fiction (ch 23) of a cartoon. (“Fan Fiction”– ever read a story or watch a show and wish that there was another book or a new episode? That’s what this is– “fan” produced new material. Warning, follows the “90% of anything is crud” rule.) A cartoon I wouldn’t be upset to let my daughter watch, although we’ll have some discussions about when actions are acceptable….
I kind of bumped off of this over at Marcel’s place, objecting to a guy talking about how villages run on honor, not coin. A village is a really small town– I think he may have meant a family complex, a clan, a tribe, something like that. You get a “village” when the leather-worker, the baker and the smith put their houses together because they don’t need room to do their stuff and it’s easier for them to get supplies that way; you get a family complex when great-grandma had a lot of kids that survived, and you are all working the land. Generally called a family farm, although there’s ranching, and it doesn’t fit the modern “corn farm” notion of doing just one crop. (I can’t even imagine… even cattle farms usually do something else, usually farming something they can hay for the cows to eat. You’ve got to be REALLY big to manage doing just one crop, be it animal or plant!)
If you enjoyed Avatar: The Last Airbender, I suggest you read the story. Well, if you’re conservative, anyways; there’s a bit too much “different cultures really are freaking different” for liberal viewpoints to go over well.)