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The Legend of Korra
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:30:12 AM »
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 07:41:42 AM »
Yeah, grumpy face from me because I don't have access to season 3 yet.  >:(

I love it so much that I am not even going to read your spoilered text. I knew the plot of Interstellar before going in, I don't mind spoilers really- but so much of the dramatic impact of Avatar TLA and LOK depends on the way the info is revealed.

I am really happy to know that you loved it, Ambious, because it bodes well for my future viewing experiences.

I also blame PANTS! for getting me into it through the Mafia game. Git.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 06:01:00 PM »
Wow yeah. That last frame.
Brilliant.
And when they did the thing.
Classic Varrick.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 08:58:30 AM »
Wow yeah. That last frame.
Brilliant.
And when they did the thing.
Classic Varrick.

I would go as far as call it revolutionary, actually.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 10:03:44 AM »
Im gona be totally honest- I didnt get it at all!
I was totally unaware of the shipping until this episode where I had a Kaiser Sose moment as the last half of the show unfolded and I started to think about what was likely to happen to everyone!

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 12:12:08 PM »
I think Korra just came out, and went on vacation with her girlfriend!
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 02:23:59 PM »
It makes me sad, we all had this show with a strong, bisexual, dark skinned female lead, and a group of funny and fleshed out side characters, and now its gone.

Its not even a children's show done right, its tv done right. They didn't let sexist expectations limit them, korra was a complete, complex, rounded character.

I wish more TV was like this.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 04:36:40 PM »
It makes me sad, we all had this show with a strong, bisexual, dark skinned female lead, and a group of funny and fleshed out side characters, and now its gone.

Its not even a children's show done right, its tv done right. They didn't let sexist expectations limit them, korra was a complete, complex, rounded character.

I wish more TV was like this.

Agreed 100%. The great thing about their relationship is that it wasn't even center-stage, it didn't take away from the over-all plot and focused on it and in a way made it real - it wasn't about their developing relationship, or about Korra's race or even her gender. It was just action/adventure with a heroine who just happened to be of color, happened to be female, and alongside of it all bonded with another girl without it being the center of the drama. It was a long journey of a full and round character finding her ground, her identity, her place in the world (as the avatar and as a person) and facing interesting and relatable adversaries.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 04:39:03 PM »
I think Korra just came out, and went on vacation with her girlfriend!

I read somewhere that Varrick and Zu-Li got married but Korra and Asami got the honeymoon :-D
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 04:45:41 PM »
I heard an interview with the creators and they said they wont be returning to the universe even if given the opportunity.
They reckon they have had a blast but are hungry for other projects.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 05:09:44 PM »
I heard an interview with the creators and they said they wont be returning to the universe even if given the opportunity.
They reckon they have had a blast but are hungry for other projects.

Pretty much, they've been doing this for ten years.
I can understand that.
They're legacy is well left, though, they've done a lot more than they had ever hoped, and done it well.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 07:16:20 PM »
Damn.
My phone wouldnt let me paste the awesome fanmade gif of the kiss.
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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 01:17:30 PM »
yeah that was pretty damn great.
And done so perfectly,  It didn't even feel remotely like fan service.  The relationship progressed naturally after some very emotional circumstances.  I also love how they left it with Mako.  He very clearly loves Korra too but understood what was going on.

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 01:35:40 PM »
my favorite moment in the finale was

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Re: The Legend of Korra
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2014, 12:52:33 PM »
It makes me sad, we all had this show with a strong, bisexual, dark skinned female lead, and a group of funny and fleshed out side characters, and now its gone.

Its not even a children's show done right, its tv done right. They didn't let sexist expectations limit them, korra was a complete, complex, rounded character.

I wish more TV was like this.

Agreed 100%. The great thing about their relationship is that it wasn't even center-stage, it didn't take away from the over-all plot and focused on it and in a way made it real - it wasn't about their developing relationship, or about Korra's race or even her gender. It was just action/adventure with a heroine who just happened to be of color, happened to be female, and alongside of it all bonded with another girl without it being the center of the drama. It was a long journey of a full and round character finding her ground, her identity, her place in the world (as the avatar and as a person) and facing interesting and relatable adversaries.

Yea, thats how I feel.

I feel like in other more poor media, if they had another dark skinned, bisexual female, the story would be all about that, it would be focused on it and pay far too much attention to it. But with Korra, she just happens to be these things, its who she is, and it never gets in the way of the story.

 

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