Binge watching Legend of Korra
Half way through Book One:
I love love LOVE it, why did I board this train so late.
So much Awesome. The lore, the art, the action, the humour, the Korra.
Seriously this series is beautiful. Every detail’s so well thought out.
Brain barf: I hate Mako with a passion. Poor baby Bolin is an amazing guy. Metal bending is so freaking cool, BeiFong is so cool.
Wow Korra has so much growth to get through, how ever did she get to that crazy level of power in the epic book three finale?
2 1/2 books worth of goodness to paw through. Then book 4 premieres!
And Platinum’s making the game! Platinum that made Bayonetta I love!
ENVY ME FOR I AM HAPPY muahahaaahaahahahaaaursulalaugh
Midway though Book Two update:
Wow this took a turn for the worse. I still enjoying it, but I’m really looking forward to, and really wonder now, how did this series got to the awe-spectacular thing it is in Book Three?
S1 started out well enough, the amazing art and storytelling excused the huge mistake that is the Mako plot. There was establishment, lore, politics, and the growth of a leader as each “enemy” was eventually won over to Korra’s side. But the finale was underwhelming. Korra’s “enlightenment” of her Avatar state didn’t feel earned. It just happened; Tada! Level up! Still, the perfect bookend of Korra restoring Lin BeiFong’s bending, and gaining the master’s thanks and respect, saved the season. Good job.
Then Book Two immediately start out on the wrong foot. Bolin, Mako, and Asami were given screen time before Korra, literally. Despite the trio being uninteresting, under developed plot devices. Tenzin’s family, though cute, felt completely disconnected and unwarranted from the story. Korra’s rare screen time barely made the main storyline float. Then eight episodes in and it became clear as crystal. Some budget, or artists’ heart in this, was HALF-ED this season. Production standards plummeted. Underdeveloped characters were still underdeveloped, screen time constantly got squandered to lame filler material. Even the origins of the first Avatar, something so sacred in this series you should never unveil it unless you have a ten foot pole of pure gold and diamonds, got draaaaaaaggged out into not one but two, cheaply drawn, unforgivably disappointing episodes.
I’m really looking forward to Legend of Korra bouncing back.
Post Book Two finale update:
Wow. And did it bounce back indeed. Just wow. What a back heavy season, so they were saving it all for the back. That finale was overwhelming. Korra, the Avatar, arrived. And she EARNED it. Sure the decisions were all…debatable, controversial. Whether they’re smart or stupid for the series in the long term remains to be seen. But they were all HUGE, and played out well for Korra’s story at least up to this point. To cut off all the past lives, and temporarily separate Raava so Korra can be proven special all on her own. Most problematically, keeping the portals open to change the world forever after the harmonic convergence. Yes it still feels like a cheap lore retcon shot. But suddenly Korra’s the “first” Avatar all over again. Technically she fought and finished the biggest battle she, and all her past lives, ever was destined to fight. The “what now?” aspect might well be too much for a series to handle.
But book three looks like its starting out just fine. The Asami and Korra friendship was awesomeness held back far too long. And Korra’s finally The Avatar, her story felt like it finally started out proper. Because I know how book three will end, to me it’s extraordinarily beautiful how it’s progressing. The Legend of Korra, post dull first half book two bounce back.
Up to Book Three episode five now:
OHMYGOD I’M IN FULL FANGIRL MODE I’m loving it! This, THIS is the Legend of Korra I signed up for! Character development left and right! Even Mako’s less irritating now that he has a better back story. And he’s useful now with his detective skills so his unhelpful negative attitude’s tolerable. The Asami Korra friendship is awesome, and it’s only cause Asami tagged along with all her past Avatar adventures. So though that was handle with rather weak reasoning in book two, now that’s forgivable. World travelling as a crew in a fancy ship hits my personal sweet spot. And the enemy’s truly intriguing and formidable! Especially when they drag fury red dragon riding ZUKO into the fray. Awesome minor characters like Bumi, Kya and Korra’s cousins got prominent responsibilities. My little fav Lin BeiFond’s status got elevated. And new characters Suyin, Opal and Kyle got seamless introduction via the air benders plot. Wow metal bending kingdom, you go Toph’s legacy! Too bad she can’t see it… I’m sorry I’m sorry but it’s just all this fantastic story-bending! At this rate I’m pretty sure now the fan fav Toph will make a surprise awesome cameo in Book Four. Cause that might be the only way to top all of this awesomeness. I’M LOVING EVERY SECOND OF IT.
TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.
I got tagged by: captainszn
(Ooh I love this one, thank you for tagging!)
If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them.
I’m a huge ENTP, but can test INTJ once in a blue moon. So
- Sherlock Holmes
- The Doctor from Doctor Who
as both are often argued as either ENTP or INTJ. Then there’s
- Jack Sparrow from POTC
- Tony Stark from Iron Men
ENTPs are rare in fiction. Sadly, there’s pretty much zero female fictional ENTP characters ever. Tropes rule that NT don’t fit characterisation of females.
Tagging: nepheron, princess-gragra, kawaiirainbowskittles, kalamac, aredshroom. Five already? So many more I wanna… I tag anyone who’s interest’s piqued. Everyone do this, I’m curious what’s your answer!
I want a superhero movie where the hero dies in the first ten minutes and the woman who was supposed to be the love interest puts on his costume and becomes an even better hero.
I want all of the advertising to be for the hero and none of the marketing to even allude to this death.
imagine all the male tears
Ponder; No way Pink and Blue and Orson’s stories are not related.
Ever since he regenerated I’ve been waiting for this moment.
Mighty impressive episode. Well well.
I’ve always wondered why the Doctor’s so motivated by fear. Clara the Teacher. Slapping him around, shutting him up, hugging him proudly. Her ultimate student. So that’s why he uses a screwdriver instead of a gun! What a paradoxical circle they make, inspiring each other.
I love that the episode explains how there is a time for fear, there is a time for curiosity, and there is a time to listen. Listen to someone you love and trust, and put fear and curiosity aside.