Chakras and the Avatar State

English 376VV: Electronic Literature at UMW, Year: Spring 2015
Tools: Twine 2.0,  SugarCube (v1.0.17), Easy Imagemap Generator, iMovie, cPanel, HTML & CSS

Chakras and the Avatar State is an electronic literature (elit), hypertext adaptation of the Avatar the Last Airbender episode entitled “The Guru.” from Book 2: Earth, Chapter 19. This project was prompted by an assignment for my English 376VV: Electronic Literature course at UMW. The adaptation has almost exact dialogue from the transcript of the episode, but does change how the dialogue is perceived by readers. While the transcript and the episode shows Guru Pathik solely talking to Aang, the elit adaptation leaves Guru Pathik’s dialogue undefined and open-ended to create an atmosphere that allows for the reader to be in the scenes themselves. I wanted to allow readers to go a spiritual journey with Aang and the guru instead of just watching Aang’s journey like it’s presented in the television show.

Journey to Controlling the Avatar State. Made with Twine
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Works Used
Transcript of Book 2, Chapter 19: “The Guru” (slightly adaptated)
Book 2, Chapter 19,”The Guru,” and Book 3, Chapter 21, “Sozin’s Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang.” Created by Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko. Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. Animation, Action, Adventure, 2005-2008.
“Peace/Harmony” By Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wyn on Avatar: The Last Airbender Soundtrack
No copyright infringement intended.