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YO THAT IS A HUGE OCEAN I’M NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT TBH
Reblogging cause it’s AtLA related. And: there is no huge ocean. I played the video games-yes I’m obsessed shut up-and it turns out the AtLA world map is just stretched out flat like our world map is. There is no huge ocean.
Book 1 on DVD & Blu-Ray is available for pre-order! Check out the amazing exclusives:
- Audio commentary from Mike & Bryan for all 12 episodes
- 8 animatics of M&B’s favorite scenes
- A new Puppetbender original short, “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story”
WE. CAN’T. WAIT.
I honestly don’t know whether I should buy this or not.
On the one hand, really gorgeous animation, music, and concepts, and awesome characters and a good first few episodes.
On the other hand
crushingly painful disappointment.
The hyperfocus on the romantic subplot in the lok fandom is kind of astounding to be honest I mean I’ve practically composed informal essays on my problems with the first season of lok and honestly other than ep 5 just feeling like an absolute waste of time, my biggest problem with it was that Asami was introduced as a love interest instead of as a character which lead to the infamous asami hate days as well as pitting two female characters against each other is lame and making them go for the same guy makes that mentality happen w/ the fans even when no ill will is directly shown between them and
Like yeah I didn’t like the romantic subplot at all but its definitely not its biggest problem imho.
my biggest problem with it was that Asami was introduced as a love interest instead of as a character which lead to the infamous asami hate days as well as pitting two female characters against each other is lame and making them go for the same guy makes that mentality happen w/ the fans even when no ill will is directly shown between them
THIIIIIS THANK YOU ZEN
THAT’S THE PROBLEM
and just the fact that it’s not the characters, it’s how the plot set them up against each other…
and all the misreading and hate fandom puts on the girls themselves as characters because of that
ugh i just
fucking hate that shit
Mary: Reblogging from my personal for reasons.
“Looks like the lovebird is making a house call.”
yet again something that bothers me in LoK. Here in episode 3, Mako seems perfectly fine with Bolin and Korra hooking up. Yet in episode 5, he’s all jealous and passive aggressive over Bolin having a crush on her. Bryke. YOU SUCK AT CONTINUITY/CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. ‘Nuff said.
Korra and the Doorman at a Tea Shop
- Korra: Why do you hate benders?
- Doorman: I don't hate benders. I have friends who are benders. One of my favorite teachers was a bender. I remember she used to build sandcastles for us to run around in on the playground. She was great.
- Korra: But you joined the Equalists.
- Doorman: I did.
- Korra: How can you say all that about your teacher and still want to be an Equalist? You helped Amon, and he was taking away people's bending. He took away my bending. He tried to destroy all benders!
- Doorman: What he said made sense. The benders are too powerful. They don't answer to anybody. My sister used to work at the powerplant. You know where that is?
- Korra: Yeah, I have a friend who lightingbends there. Hardworking firebenders power this city.
- Doorman: Nonbenders work there, too, like my sister. She was around your age back then. She supervised metalbenders and waterbenders and lightingbenders. Her university professor was the one who invented the power plant in Republic City. He was a nonbender, too.
- Korra: I didn't know that a nonbender invented the power plant.
- Doorman: Most people can name ten probenders but haven't heard of Teo--and he's the guy who powered this city.
- Korra: Your sister worked with benders. She knows how hard they work. Just because people are benders doesn't mean they have it easy. There are a lot of poor benders...I know some who lived on the streets.
- Doorman: We were poor, too. Our family lived on the streets for a while. We couldn't make shelter out of dirt. We had to make our own fire. We had to beg for water. We had to defend ourselves from benders who were also poor and would try and steal our food.
- Korra: That still doesn't make sense, why you'd join Amon.
- Doorman: It makes a lot of sense to me.
- Korra: What Amon did...it felt terrible. I felt so powerless. You don't know what it's like to have your bending taken away from you!
- Doorman: You're right, I don't. I don't know what it's like to have bending at all.
- Korra: But that's not my fault, or anyone else's fault, that you're not spiritual enough to be a bender.
- Doorman: I'm plenty spiritual. I just wasn't lucky enough to be born the Avatar. How can you look at someone who is a nonbender and just assume that you're more "spiritual" than they are?
- Korra: What did we do to make you hate us so much?
- Doorman: It's not what benders did...it's more like what they didn't do.
- Korra: That doesn't make sense. It just sounds like something Amon would say.
- Doorman: My sister tried to unionize the plant. Better hours and wages for the people who worked there. Rest breaks for the lightingbenders and the steambenders, fairer wages. She was walking home late one night when she was attacked. First they used earthbending to pin her down. Then they used waterbending to make her feel like she was drowning. Then they firebended her face to shut her up.
- Korra: Did they kill her?
- Doorman: No. But you can see how, after I learned Amon was hurt by firebending too, why I fell for that. I thought benders had hurt us both.
- Korra: They didn't do it because they were benders, they did it because they're gangsters and thugs and horrible people!
- Doorman: But they used bending to do it.
- Korra: Then they don't deserve to have bending. As the Avatar, I can take their bending away.
- Doorman: Chief Beifong personally investigated. They never found who did it, or the person who paid them to do it. Waterbender healers tried to help heal her but she has scars. Chief Beifong tried to teach her how to see with earthbending but my sister isn't a bender so it was no use.
- Korra: But listen to yourself! You're describing how all of these benders tried to help your sister.
- Doorman: Only after other benders hurt her first. Look, I'm not sorry for supporting Amon.
- Korra: Even if he was a liar.
- Doorman: Nonbenders got a raw deal from that, too. Now if anyone even dares to say the word "equality," people look at us like we're monsters.
- Korra: Why did you ask me to meet you here? It wasn't just for a cup of tea.
- Doorman: I wanted to explain why I was working for Amon. And I guess to apologize for hitting the Avatar.
- Korra: It didn't really hurt. I'm tough.
- Doorman: I guess I also thought you've probably talked to Equalists but never really sat down and listened to one. Why did you decide to come?
- Korra: I'm the Avatar. It's my job to listen to people. I'm supposed to represent everyone...even if they hate me.
- Doorman: I don't hate you.
- Korra: I don't hate you either.
did u know that the equalists being terrorists and Amon being a liar doesn’t invalidate their complains? and most important, the fact that Bryke portrayed people that fight oppresion as liars, abusive dads and terrorists just make things even more disgusting.
Two white cis males are telling you that oppresed people are crazy and irrational
do you understand the unfortunate implications of that?
but yay! we have Makorra,right? and that is the most important thing.
Sorry I’m not sorry for reblogging.
Remember all those equalists Korra and Tarrlok killed?
Oh my feels. This hurts. I’m going to start harping on some dead strings here, but it would have been BEYOND AMAZING to see Bryke explore the lives of some of the equalists. Who they were, how they got involved in the movement, THE FACT THAT THEY WERE PEOPLE TOO AND NOT JUST ‘THE ENEMY’. ALSO, THAT EQUALIST RAID SCENE NEEDED MORE COWBELL.
(And you just know that Amon would just roll in and exploit something like this, too, without actually caring about the plight of nonbenders.)
I think it was a strong writing decision to depict Korra and Tarlokk raiding a group of people who were essentially taking a “self defense class” (one that happened to be sponsored by a terrorist organization headed by a bender masquerading as an oppressed nonbender and exploiting the oppression of nonbenders to his own end.)
I wish at some point, though, Korra realized that she did raid a self defense class. We don’t see her have a single conversation—at least, no conversations coming with a position of wanting to learn and understand—with an average person affected by benders.
Heck, wouldn’t it be amazing just seeing Korra and, say, the Doorman sitting down for tea? They could chat about why the Doorman joined the Equalists and what his life is like in Republic City as a nonbender. (Not trying to be a Doorman apologist, cuz he tried to beat her up while he was working security henchman stuff, but just saying.)