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After fourteen wonderful years, we have decided it's time to close our doors.


It wasn't an easy decision to make, by any means. We have so many wonderful memories of TARP, and have made many long-lasting friendships because of this community. But, at the end of the day, it was too much of an uphill struggle to keep the roleplay active in light of the lessened interest in the Avatar universe as a whole, and the lack of fresh canon content. We can't stress just how much we're going to miss TARP and all of our characters and stories.

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Moving forward, Kami and Gia are hard at work on our new, original fantasy roleplay. We hope you will join us on our next adventure -- please keep an eye on this space for more information!

Thank you all again for such a wonderful fourteen years, and we hope that your future RP adventures give you as much happiness and gratification as TARP did for us.

Signing off, for the final time: thanks, and happy roleplaying!
Gia & Kami

[ SPOILERS ] Varrick

Even though I find him to be a skeevy guy personally, as a character I'm absolutely fascinated by Varrick. He's not good, he's not bad, he's just a genuinely selfish kinda guy. Sometimes he helps people but there's always a reason for it that ultimately benefits him. I actually really enjoy that. He's probably, in my opinion, one of the best characterisations in Book 2 — a complex character with flaws and motivations.

What'd you guys think of him?
To me Varrick has been one of the most charming and most disturbing characters of the season. He was a funny as hell eccentric but also a vile war profiteer. It was interesting the the writers concealed such a horrible real life issue like war profiteering inside one of the most cartoonish of characters. Unalaq was one-dimensionally evil in my opinion so that made Varrick even more scary.

I think there were a lot of missteps this season but Varrick was not among them.
I always enjoyed being surprised by his character. He's more relateable in today's modern world than an anti-avatar hell bent on destroying everything. It's like if you compare Voldemort and Umbridge to Unalaq and Varrick. While Voldemort was obviously the more evil of the two, Umbridge was scary because she's so believably someone that might exist in our world. Varrick may be kind at some times, helps people in others, but in the end nothing is done unless it helps him somehow.

I enjoy Julee (is that how you spell it?) as a character, but I'm not quite sure why I do. Varrick says she's just the same as a warship and she has no problem with that. She also has no problem following him into prison or doing whatever he asks, either loyalty to her job or to him for some reason.
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I always enjoyed being surprised by his character. He's more relateable in today's modern world than an anti-avatar hell bent on destroying everything. It's like if you compare Voldemort and Umbridge to Unalaq and Varrick. While Voldemort was obviously the more evil of the two, Umbridge was scary because she's so believably someone that might exist in our world. Varrick may be kind at some times, helps people in others, but in the end nothing is done unless it helps him somehow.

I enjoy Julee (is that how you spell it?) as a character, but I'm not quite sure why I do. Varrick says she's just the same as a warship and she has no problem with that. She also has no problem following him into prison or doing whatever he asks, either loyalty to her job or to him for some reason.


It's Zhu Li, according to the subtitles on Nick.com.

I actually think that's an excellent comparison, though I think Umbridge was a lot less... scrupulous than Varrick. I mean, even though he was war-mongering he never tortured children by making them write lines with their own blood :X
Of course not XD I'm just saying that he's more realistic in our world than Unalaq was, which makes him more scary because we can believe it.

I don't hate Varrick, but he's real. He's someone that you might find in charge of today's corporations, trying to sell his things by pushing a war through propaganda and schemes and using people. That kind of mind set and ambition is scary.
I was teasing =P

But yeah, that's what I liked about him. He squicked me out right away when I saw him on the screen, to be honest. I didn't trust his "eccentric gazillionaire" act one bit. I didn't think he'd go so far as intentionally screwing with Asami and Mako, though, my concern was primarily with Bolin. I thought he was going to turn him into a patsy.
It's the mustache. You can't trust someone in fiction with a pencil thin mustache.
I enjoyed Varrick a lot as a character. I liked that I never really saw what he was going to do next, and I was honestly surprised when he royally screwed with Asami and Mako. I did enjoy not knowing what he was going to do next. It was fascinating.