It's an aesthetic choice, not a product of 'laziness', and I think it's fantastic.
Is it too early to hope this book gets an animated adaptation?
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
--Lord Alfred Tennyson--
Every bit of this title I see just makes me more and more excited for it. Can't wait.
In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength. - Uncle Iroh
I've been through a lot in the past few years. And it's been hard, but I'm realizing that I had to go through all those things to learn the truth. I thought I had lost my honor, and that somehow my father could return it to me. But I know now that no one can give you your honor. It's something you earn for yourself by choosing to do what's right. - Zuko
The art is certainly gorgeous. Let's hope the writing keeps up with it!