April 13th has passed, and I just remembered it was when Legend of Korra aired.
It’s been over a year.
And we have nothing.
Anonymous asked: do you follow avataraang? and if yes an opinion on her latest answer about makorra?
I don’t follow her, but I just checked out the posts on her first page I think you’re referring to—she’s one of the better critiquers I’ve read honestly. My response for you isn’t just based on what she’s critiqued, but on similar cognitions I’ve seen in the fandom as well.
Regarding the hostility issue
I agree that Mako has passive-aggressive tendencies but I really don’t see why people spike his head on that issue. I’m passive-aggressive as hell, but I’m still a decent human being. It’s a human flaw and I think it’s a fitting flaw for his characterization. Even Asami shows signs of passive-aggression. People will argue that hers is warranted but she really hasn’t been put in a situation yet where her p/a made her look like the bad person.
And regarding the Hiroshi ultimatum, if you go back through my archive months ago (don’t torture yourself) I wrote a ridiculously long essay about the dynamics of that whole episode, but essentially (in the context of what the OP was pointing out) Mako’s hostility actually stems from a protective place which isn’t exactly a bad thing. Korra was just as threatening to him as we saw him act towards her, the only difference being we knew the shades of Hiroshi that Korra knew.
Episode 7 where most of the Mako drama really went down showed me that if anyone can handle Mako and his moods—it’s Korra. Hence why I still think they’re a great couple.
Regarding the contempt issue
I promise you, no points I bring up in how I disagree with this will be heard in the ears of those who disagree with me. All I can say is, Mako wanted to be with Asami and he was naïve in hoping to keep everything the same between all of them post the Korra kiss ‘mistake’. It wasn’t Mako’s intention to hurt anyone. Quite the contrary—he was trying to keep things the same and keep the unnecessary drama out.
He does apologize to Asami when he realizes he’s been a fool and that he can’t suppress his feelings for Korra anymore. It may have not been the groveling scene everyone wanted, but it was an apology. Syntax was the killer here and to those so nitpicky about the apology—shameeeee.
Also, the whole “he blamed Bolin for his mistake” thing kind of bugs me, because he didn’t really blame Bolin. He got cornered by Asami suddenly; got flustered and frustrated, and stated, “Bolin told you, didn’t he?” That’s kind of a stretch for me in the whole blame-game thing. I see the inquiry more as Mako trying to get all the facts straight—which is a very Mako-like thing to do. Again, syntax.
Caring for Korra in front of Asami while the tension between he and Asami was palpable—this is an iffy one and the argument for his actions can go in many confusing directions. I see it more as, he felt overwhelming and understandable concern for Korra that it kind of blocked out all of the other drama. Unfortunate for Asami, excruciatingly, but that’s what happened. It was insensitive on Mako’s part definitely but as corny as it sounds, it was love for Korra that compelled him to act how he did. And I think subconsciously, he knew when Korra went missing that he and Asami weren’t going to last. It was just a matter of ‘we’re in the middle of a war, when’s the right time to have this break-up chat?’ Again, there’s a flaw on Echiles.
Regarding the conclusion
Mako and Korra are hot and cold and completely passionate. Both have an attitude that most others wouldn’t be able to take, but they can handle each other just fine and they’ve seen each other at limits. The OP said something along the lines of their future relationship being tumultuous, but I don’t really think it’ll be a thunderstorm. If they love each other like they say they do, they’ll apologize when things get hairy. From what I saw of them in Book 1, they make a great team, they’ve grown to trust each other, and they want to be together. They’re the bickering old couple that still loves each other at the end of the day.
Korra kissed a man in a relationship with another woman. Mako kissed her back, cheating on his gf and then lied to his gf about it. Korra was beyond rude toasami simply because she was dating Mako. Korra, who knew Bolin liked her, used him to make Mako jealous. So excuse me but yes I think korra and Mako deserve the hate they recieved cause they were in the wrong. And Mako and korra’s relationship was beyond rushed. No way are they in love. Thats just a joke.
Korra kissed a man in a relationship with another woman. Mako kissed her back, cheating on his gf and then lied to his gf about it.
Let’s take this situation into account here. Korra has admitted to Mako that she likes him… and he actually lies to her and says he doesn’t feel the same way because:
- He already has a girlfriend
- His brother likes her.
That’s like getting caught between a rock and a hard place. It’s never easy to choose. Who’s the easier choice, here? Asami, who helped him and his brother pay up for the Championship Pot? Or Korra, the one who helped him save his brother and without whom their chances in the tournament were almost non existent because Hasook abandoned them?
So yeah, he’s in a situation where he likes Korra, already has a girlfriend, and now his little brother, who’s the one person he cares about the most up until that point, likes Korra, too. So he can’t give in to that. Not without hurting people he cares about. But he doesn’t want his relationship with Korra, even as friends, to suffer. Because that’s what they are first and foremost. Friends. They disagree and argue, yes. But in the end, they’re ready to work together.
So that’s why he goes to explain. He tries to tell her that he likes her, but it really isn’t that simple. Again, let’s look at Korra’s perspective. She’s been rebuffed by the first guy she’s ever liked… and now she has to work with him. Is that an easy situation? But she gave them her commitment. And she wants to see it through. So her response when he rebuffed her was, “Forget I ever said anything.” That’s real easy to do, right? He knows she likes him, but there’s also no way he’s going to like her back. He does, but she doesn’t know that… at least until he tries to explain.
So what does this feel like to her? I mean, really. She’s having to work with the guy she’s admitted her feelings to. Someone who won’t reciprocate. She’s even trying to deal with the fact that he’s seeing someone else, albeit bitterly. So when he tells her that he likes her, too, it’s kinda confusing. Like… he’s seeing someone else, but he says he likes her. What was she supposed to do? She followed her instincts and kissed him. Was it the best idea? No, but it doesn’t warrant all the hate they’ve been getting, either.
He kisses her back because he likes her, too. And he can’t deny that. Had they not seen Bolin, they’d probably have talked it over, later. Looked like they were considering it, at least. Now there’s no faulting Bolin for this, really, but I’m just saying that had he not been there, maybe things would’ve gone differently.
Quite honestly, they didn’t pursue it later. Mako chose to stay with Asami and Korra kept her distance. The rest you’ve already seen on the show. Mako’s feelings grow to a point where he can’t deny them anymore. And he realizes he loves Korra. Things like this happen in real life. Maybe that’s why people can’t take it. Maybe it hit too close to home for them to appreciate it. But that really doesn’t warrant hating the characters.
To tell you the truth, this situation reminds me a little bit of Sokka and Yue. And I’ll tell you why. He immediately falls for her and tries to ask her out. She remains stoic until he mentions how he understands a Princess like her would never fall for someone like him. She kisses him, he kisses her back… and then she tells him she’s engaged. Not just seeing someone else, but… promised to someone else in marriage. A much more serious commitment. Not only do they keep Hahn in the dark about it, but also continue seeing each other and getting into sticky situations like going for a ride on Appa where they almost kissed a second time, knowing full well what’s going on.
Now I’m not saying this diminishes Yue’s sacrifice. It doesn’t. What she did was very brave of her. But when it comes to the question of loyalty, it’s the same thing, isn’t it? Or probably worse. Because arranged marriage or not, it’s a promise you have to keep. Hahn might not want to get married, either. Do you think he’d be happy to find out that she’s in love with someone else? Then why is Yuokka or whatever you want to call it so popular and loved by the fandom when Makorra gets so much hate? Even though what Mako and Korra did was much less hurtful than what Sokka and Yue did? Consider that.
And honestly, Mako never exactly lied about the kiss. He just never told her. Should he have told her? Yes. But he didn’t. Probably because he didn’t feel the need to… or because he really had chosen to stay with Asami and didn’t want to hurt her.
Korra was beyond rude toasami simply because she was dating Mako. Korra, who knew Bolin liked her, used him to make Mako jealous.
Assuming a little too much, aren’t we? When was Korra rude to Asami? Did she scowl at her and call her names? Did she demean her in public? She simply chose to ignore her. Which was the best she could do in that situation. As for Korra ‘using’ Bolin, I don’t buy it. Korra doesn’t seem like the petty type to use someone to get to someone else. Plus, she did sincerely apologize to Bolin for hurting him. So I don’t see why that should be held over her head for eternity.
And Mako and korra’s relationship was beyond rushed. No way are they in love. Thats just a joke.
You’re entitled to your opinion just as I’m entitled to mine. I say we saw development in every episode since they met. You don’t see it, then I can’t make you. However, I would question how you can decide they’re not in love after they explicitly admitted it to each other and how their actions clearly reflected their feelings. No joke.
Made rebloggable by request from the awesome mrspettyferr
SHE CAN’T SAY SHIT
SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHEN
THEY WON’T TELL HER
UGH I’M SO SICK OF THE SECRECY NICKELODEON YOU GUYS AREN’T THE CIA MY GAWD.
We all know Mai for her trademark apathy, and from the few pics we have of Eska, she too seems incredibly indifferent. The biggest difference I see between the two so far is that I feel like Eska is silent with secrets (probably esteeming herself on them), in comparison to Mai who was mostly angsty because of how she was raised.
Maybe they will not appear again in ”the legend of Korra”
But they have their own story and will continue.
After the explosion ,it is not the end, but the beginning of a new legend
And the Avatar Korra will enter their stories after seven years
* Noatak’s scar was from a very heated argument by his brother.
* Noatak is 47 and Tarrlok is 44 ..
I love middle-age man.Imagine their stories make me extremely happy.
Book 2 color correction with Eska and Bolin.
*coughs up blood in sacrifice for more book 2 stuff*
Anonymous asked: Personally I think that April will only be the release of the date of the season premier. If the season premier was in mid April, I think they would've needed to give more of a heads up about it. That's just my two sense.
I’m with you that if the season starts within the next three weeks, it’ll be really sudden (seems unlikely). There has been no new info on it as of yet and last year we got the first two episodes released in March before all of it aired April 14th. Also last year we got a release date exactly a month before the entire series premiered. I still have a glimmer of hope for an end of April season premiere date, but if we hear nothing tomorrow my heart may never trust again.
Anonymous asked: janet varney stated on twitter that book 2 will come out "mid april" she said it a few times
I saw! I certainly hope she’s not just assuming based on what was said months ago, but it sounds promising. Maybe tomorrow when she’s at Anime Matsuri we’ll FINALLY get more information on this because this bitter long and quiet winter in every literal and figurative way imaginable really needs to be done with. I want my Korra-Spring already!
The People demanded it, and who am I to deny the people what they want?!
Would it kill you to actually take something others like seriously? First you throw out Bolin’s heartbreak of which many didn’t find as funny. For Valentines day. Now at a character many of us consider a favorite is nothing more but a joke.
In all seriousness, if you looked at the tags I clearly stated I was just being a troll because I’m not an artist and people demanded some Tahno drawings. I asked the real artists, none of them seemed interested in it. So I did what i could to satisfy the masses, The misspelling was more to go along with the poor drawing then to poke fun at the character.
I consider myself a comedian and I like to make people laugh, that sometimes isn’t the case, but you can’t please everybody. It’s impossible, so for every thousand people who laugh there’s always one person who doesn’t laugh, it’s life.
So if you’re not a fan of my jokes then that’s okay, you don’t have to read them, and I’m fine with that. People don’t have to follow me (I noticed you do not) but people do, lots of them, thousands, so i must be doing something right… Not that Tumblr is some kind of popularity contest and I fully understand that I wouldn’t have very many followers if not for Korra, but I do, so i try my best to entertain. I don’t HAVE to but i WANT to.
So in conclusion, I take my job very seriously, I take my family and friends very seriously, and i take all of you very seriously, so forgive me for trying to have some fun in the one place I can think of that best suits it. The Interwebs…
When you start getting legitimately offended over a stick figure, you need to get off the internet.
And people wonder why certain creators like Alan Moore or Akira Toriyama have an embittered, hateful perspective of their fanbase.