Mako + Firebending
Mako + Firebending
argh jesus fuck
the ridiculous treatment of women in LoK’s narrative has gotten to the point where I think about amazing shows that treated their female characters so damn well but were for some reason or another canceled, and I almost break down crying because I’m. so. angry.
All of this. BLESS.
There is not a single point there that I did not find myself agreeing with.
This series has been beautiful so far, but wow, for something as progressive previously as “Boys didn’t care that she was a girl, they just said she was awesome” it sure has backslid.
I’m going to continue watching it, because there are some really gorgeous and interesting concepts that I would like to see fleshed out, but thus far this new season has really soured on me fast.
Finally, some criticism that isn’t “KORRA ISN’T PERFECT LIKE AANG! WHAT ABOUT AANG!” But I do agree on these points. I really hate the Bolin/Eska relationship too. It’s not funny, it’s abusive. If you can’t see it, switch the genders. It’s creepy.
lbr you don’t even have to switch the genders at this point, it’s someone who’s so afraid of their significant other that they are forced to hide, then run away from them. It’s not funny, even though the narrative is trying to frame it as such.
I think, though, what people are really saying when they compare Aang and Korra like that, is that Aang was fleshed out and had a legit backstory to him. There was a weight to what he did and the things he said. That’s why he felt REAL. He wasn’t a perfect PERSON, but he was a good, solid character who was written well. Korra, on the other hand, barely has any of those things, and the few things we DO know about her feel either forced or don’t seem to matter in the long run. Korra doesn’t feel like she has any experiences that shaped her into who she is. She doesn’t seem to have any significant life events that affected her. We’re on ep 17 overall, right? In ATLA at this point, we had gotten some VERY fleshed out backstories from not only Aang (especially in The Storm), but from Sokka, Katara, Zuko, and even Zhao. We knew who they were, we were given a sense of where they came from (that they had been living their lives and experiencing things long before the show started), and we were even given the reasons straight out. And yet before we were told these reasons, we could feel they were there. It was just a matter of peeling back the layers of the character. Right now, Korra’s DAD has more of a backstory and history than she does, but it just feels…unnecessary? Like, we only have 14 episodes to get through this arc, should we really be focusing on
morepolitical corruption between brothers and tribes instead of exploring Korra’s character and clearly moving her towards gaining spiritual awareness? Yeah, cool, you guys came up with some new stupid shitty hilariousdi..ffer..ent characters, yay, good job, but in the long run, are they REALLY necessary for KORRA’S legend and story? Korra’s practically alone most of the time, her (supposed) closest friends are off doing other shit or barely existing (Asami, why are they treating you like this??!?!? T_T) while Aang’s friends were always there for him and contributed so much to him and the story, even while having their own arcs and developments.
THIS IS MOTHERFUCKING BOLIN. AKA THE MOST DECENT FUCKING PERSON IN THE ENTIRE GODDAMNED UNITED REPUBLIC.
THIS BEAUTIFUL BASTARD TREATED THE GODDAMNED AVATAR TO THE BEST DAMNED DATE OF HER LIFE RIGHT AFTER HIS BROTHER STOMPED ALL OVER HER HEART. HE WAS THERE FOR HER WHEN SHE FUCKING NEEDED HIM.
DO YOU HAVE BELCHING CONTESTS WITH THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS? DIDN’T THINK SO, SHITSTAIN. DO YOU TREAT YOUR LADY OF CHOICE TO FOOD FROM HOME THAT SHE NEVER GETS TO EAT? WELL, DO YOU, PUNK? YEAH, SIT THE FUCK DOWN, SON.
AND THEN, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN SHE’S ALL ENRAPTURED WITH THE BEAUTIFUL CITYSCAPE AND ALL STARING AT HIS BROTHER, HE STILL LOOKS AT HER LIKE, DAMN, I AM SO LUCKY JUST TO SPEND TIME WITH THIS PERSON.
AND FUCKING THEN.
AFTER GETTING HIS FEELINGS RUN THE FUCK OVER BY THE TWO PEOPLE CLOSEST TO HIM, HE STILL LOOKS AT THE GIRL HE ADORES IN THE FACE AND SAYS, “YES, YOU BROKE MY HEART, AND I’M SAD, BUT I’L CARRY ON AND RESPECT YOUR DECISION BECAUSE YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I VALUE THE TIME WE SPENT TOGETHER BECAUSE IT MADE YOU HAPPY.”
AND HE DOESN’T EXPECT HER TO STICK WITH HIM BECAUSE HE TOOK HER ON A DATE.
OR BECAUSE HE DIDN’T REJECT HER.
OR BECAUSE HE GOT HER GIFTS.
BOLIN ISN’T A “NICE GUY.”
HE’S A GODDAMNED. NICE. GUY.
SO YOU SIT THE FUCK DOWN AND EAT YOUR SPAGHETTI-O’S WHILE YOU CRY OVER YOUR MAKORRA FEELS, MOTHERFUCKER.
BOLIN’S GOT A PROBENDING TOURNAMENT TO WIN AND FRIENDSHIPS BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT TO MAINTAIN.
"My mother and grandfather have always been good friends to the Avatar and the southern water tribe"