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.)
see also: “you’re our avatar too!’
No Amon your name isn’t Noatok. It’s Noabutt.
Because you’re a total butt and a terrible plot twist.
About flashing gifsets and “click and drag” games
A lot of fandoms have gifsets like these, that rapidly flash images that you are meant to click and drag to select a random character. Like this one, that I’ve seen like 5 people reblog on my dash: (my screencap isn’t animated obviously):
They are one of the most triggering things on Tumblr to people with epilepsy. By reblogging gifsets like this with no warning you are putting people at risk of seizures.
If you are planning to reblog it, at least use trigger warnings in your tags so people with epilepsy can screen them with Tumblr Savior.
I personally tag: gifset, animated gif, and most importantly, epilepsy warning. Do NOT tag it simply “epilepsy” as this is a tag epileptics use to share info on Tumblr.
You could also just do what I did and reblog your screenshot, with a link to the flashing version. (So people aren’t forced to see the flashing version.)
Here’s the rest!
The Avatars and Their Love
- Avatar Yangchen
- Avatar Kuruk
- Avatar Kyoshi
- Avatar Roku
- Avatar Aang
- Avatar Korra
(note that Kyoshi, Yangchen are all speculative and just fanon, also LOL I prefer to remember Korra and Mako pre finale lulziness before all the destruction and buttmad hahaha, and it would have been hilarious to see Korra and Bolin make jokes at Mako’s expense, and other friendship shenanigans between the 3-4 of them)
Am I the only one who thinks Korra’s bending is horribly under-developed?
Airbending notwithstanding, shouldn’t Korra have learned how to metalbend, create/bend lightning, and yes EVEN BLOODBEND. I’m sure Katara would have struggled with the ethics of teaching bloodbending, but I think the avatar needs to know every facet of bending in order to be a better avatar, and you can’t fight bloodbending if you don’t know how it works.
It just looks sloppy (like the rest of the bending in the series, Lin Bei Fong & Tenzin excepted of course.)
Everything about this is wonderful, but Bolin’s expression is what clinches it for me.
It’s interesting how Mako gave Korra the side eye and threw a “must be nice” at her when she sheepishly mentions that she’s never needed money & been taken care of her whole life. (for her protection, mind you)
But then he doesn’t bat an eye when taking Hiroshi Sato’s sponsorship money, and living at the Sato mansion and taking full advantage of it.
Just a thing that I noticed.
psychevision replied to your post: Why I don’t like Makorra
The fuck you lookin’ at?!
YOU ARE A TERRIBLE BOYFRIEND MAKO.
Anonymous asked: Re: Your Makorra post. Lets not forget, why in the hell would fandom want Korra to hook up with a guy that treated his current girlfriend the way he has? Being unfaithful, lying through omission, positively jumping all over her right in front of Asami? That's a pretty shitty track record as far as being a boyfriend goes. But its okay, Asami can be collateral damage, Bolin can watch his brother be a hypocrite, as long as Mako gets his TRU WUV, right?
I was so busy being concerned about Korra not being at her maximum level of awesomeness that I completely forgot about Mako being a total asshole! Way to be Mako! And what’s with Bolin not being all over her? I mean really if you want someone to sweep you off your feet in a protective manner, Bolin is clearly the better option!
Why I don’t like Makorra
- Obvious ship is obvious: I think one of the great things about Kataang was the subtlety involved in its development. And when there was less subtlety involved (say that time Aang kissed Katara on Ember Island) the show wanted nothing to do with it, and addressed it through Katara’s reaction. Makorra is hitting us over the head, and when it’s not pushed on us by secondary characters (“Did you know Korra likes Mako?”) it’s being shoved in our faces in a ridiculous and over-the-top way (“Give her some room!”)
- Girl-on-girl animosity: While Korra and Asami are not BFFs, Asami is kind of her first female friend. And yet instead of either one of them addressing this (which is admittedly awkward) they both ignore it/let it fester. And it becomes this underlying anger/jealousy on Asami’s part which doesn’t leave much room for her character development. Frankly as a female Ava-fan, I don’t watch this show for weak character development, one of the joys of ATLA was how interesting and complex the characters were; in TLOK they all feel a little one-dimensional.
- Basic romance is an easy shortcut: Speaking of lack of character development, can we talk about how easy it is to write a hetero romance fairly effectively? Writing a running, romantic storyline is an easy way to keep people invested in a show. But it’s also uncomplication and frankly, boring
- But ladies love romance: Korra is a pretty groundbreaking character, from her muscles and abilities, to her gender, and her skin color, all while being the lead of a show. This is all pretty amazing, but it loses its significance if the characterization isn’t well done, and I don’t think it is. Sure teenagers fall in love all the time, and I’m not saying Korra should deny all worldly pleasures, but don’t let that be as far as she develops. Don’t let her be just another girl who falls in love with a guy, beause it’s heartbreakingly reductive and does a disservice not just to the amazing character Korra can be but also to the fandom.