Scenes that never happened but I wish they did: Bumi gets lost in the Fog of Lost Souls and meets his dad.
Bumi’s dialogue is shamelessly ripped off from Civil Wars part 2.
(shhh, leave me alone with my Bumi feels…)
We could’ve had it ALLLLLL
sad to hear that that atla sequel they were planning didn’t pan out… could’ve been a good time… oh well…
Tell me about it, especially after those plans for a movie fell through. Could have been great.
right? i know i was skeptical of a live action adaptation, but who knows? who knows what they could have done with it. i sure don’t.
Q:One thing I've seen from the confessions sent in is peoples' inability to get past the fact that Korra is no longer connected to the past lives. I've seen a staggering amount of complaints (not just from this blog) and it's very annoying. It makes me feel like people only watched the show for glimpses of Aang and her past lives and now they won't support the show because we can't see them anymore. It's annoying and disappointing that some fans are reacting like this.
I mean…. yeah. It is kind of disappointing.
For me, from the first episode of LOK, I never expected it to focus much on the old Gaang, because this show isn’t The Legend of Aang, it’s The Legend of Korra. It’s about Korra, about her legend. I knew since starting the show that I would be watching an entirely different show. And although I miss ATLA, I don’t judge LOK based on ATLA because they are different shows. Bryke has made that perfectly clear in their writing that LOK is not a simple sequel to ATLA, it is a stand-alone sequel, which by definition is “a sequel set in either the same universe or one very similar to that of their predecessors yet have very little if any connection to said predecessors”. And if everyone started treating it as a stand-alone sequel series rather than a simple sequel series, they would enjoy it much more and have much less to complain about.
But if they didn’t complain, I would lose a lot of potential posts so you guys can keep complaining I really don’t mind.
Mary: So this means that Korra is possibly not taking place in the same universe as the original AtLA…yes, good.
i guess my philosophy is that a well-written sequel should not have to throw its past mythology out the window to force audiences to like the new stuff. if these writers really could not make korra her own character without basically erasing the foundation of the avatar premise, then the problem is still going to be the same even without past lives tying her down. every avatar has had their past lives or a spirit that helped define them, but it hardly stopped them from being compelling characters.
i mean hell roku, kyoshi, yangchen, and wan all got a tiny fraction of the screentime yet they still came across as interesting characters despite being defined very much by the show as “one of the avatar’s past lives”. they were certainly defined either in relation to aang or korra. i mean if you’re telling me that the ONLY way for korra to have autonomy as a character and star of her own show is to completely sever every other past life who might possibly outshine her, then i don’t think the writers had a good sense of the character to begin with. it’s like trying to win a race by slashing every other competitor’s ACLs instead of actually training.
"a well-written sequel should not have to throw its past mythology out the window to force audiences to like the new stuff."
bingo. i honestly do not understand the logic of the writing decision to completely wipe away one of the basic mythological foundations of the series that makes it so compelling. there was no need to do it. when raava was resurrected by jinora they easily could have had the past lives come back with her.
i recognise that maybe the past connections can be restored at some point. but whole decision just feels so harsh and unnecessary. they are so determined to make korra this super special and unique avatar that they feel they need to radically alter basic structures of the show. it feels like they are wiping out aspects of atla and the franchise in general to make korra seem more special.
the legend of korra does women so dirty.
desna and eska have a mother and the fact that she’s so inconsequential is treated like a joke
asami is a prop who is disrespected by everyone around her and no one cares
ginger is assaulted by bolin but he still gets rewarded by her affection at the end
katara has every last drop of personality sucked away from her and shows up to i don’t know make atla fans feel sad
lin’s competence and characterization is fucked with just to prop up mako as the greatest cop ever in the history of everdom
women aren’t the majority movers and shakers in the plot the men are
women don’t have strong relationships to one another and if they do they aren’t given any importance in the plot
korra herself has a decent arc but that’s not enough for me
i don’t want to see one well developed female character i want to see numerous well developed female characters and this show can’t even do the minimum
HE FINALLY DID IT.
THIS IS PERFECT
Can anybody give me a link for The Search Pt 3? Pleaaaaasee…
Thank you very much Ozai,
you’re an angel and my favorite Fire Lord.
//he’s confused. Anyway. I hope you enjoy it! Try not to be too mean if you don’t.
Mary: Naturally, being in an asian, eastern-thought centered world Ozai would not know what an angel is…