Zuko was hilarious when he was trying so hard.
Hey everybody. Zuko here!
Zuko was hilarious when he was trying so hard.
Hey everybody. Zuko here!
On a completely different subject, does anyone have experience with Amazon Instant Video? Watching Korra on iTunes for Windows, there's a lot of video judder and it bugs the hell out of me. I'm considering re-buying it on Amazon, and I'd like to know if the judder is just an iTunes thing or if it'll be present on the Amazon downloads as well. Or the Zune marketplace, for that matter. At least then I can download episodes to my Xbox or something.
again, if this is anything then it is an example of good writing, keeping the hero "compassionate,wise and honest" for the whole series would make him a flat, one sided character, if that is what you like in your main characters, I can't do anything to change it then.
Another thing, Aang also acted like a dick when he didn't pass that note from their father to Katara and Sokka just because he felt like he was going to be abandoned(?) or something.
All main characters from the Avatar: Last Airbender series have at some point shown their worst sides.
Katara was selfish to the point of justifying theft of something she wanted, Sokka was sexist and pessimistic, Toph was spoilt, selfish and lazy, and Zuko betrayed his uncle for some figment of glory.
Aang not being able to cope well with loss is relatively innocent (although he's also shown to lie to get what he wants).
Stuff like that makes the characters interesting and three dimensional. They're not perfect, but they learn over the course of the series. Aang even learns to let go of people at the end of that very season, several episodes later.
Holy fuck that finale.
Jesus with the dogs and the murder suicide.
Lin should teach Korra how to Metal Bend
Meelo should teach Korra how to fart bend
Bolin better learn Metal bending.
is there a way to watch any of the original series online? does nick have some kind of online streaming thing that i can watch them on? I haven't seen them in ages and just finished watching season one of korra and now i want to rewatch TLA.
Was i the only one that found it hilarious how the mechs have tracks on their feet?
I can imagine the testing phases of previous designs:
"You know what? Fuck this, making them walk like bipeds is too hard, let's just slap some tracks on their feet and call it a day, i bet amon wont even care"
They posted a higher quality version of the 'NEW FRIENDS' image on their Facebook a couple of minutes ago.
I didn't notice, but Asami might be left handed.
I bet Asami is going to keep that glove. Its good for fighting.
Bitch gon' go turn into an equalist ya'hear.
I'm interested to see what will happen to all the people who lost their bending and if the show will continue straight after book 1 or do a bit of a time skip.
Didn't they say it's six months later?
But somehow, I don't think the second season will touch on this much.
It'll probably be mentioned but not fully addressed.
Korra might be split on being a human and her duties with the spiritual world. Like the spirts want to take people's bending away to obtain harmony, but a lot of humans need it to survive and civilization is dependent upon bending.
who knows but the writters
Just finished watching both TLA and LoK and I must say they both (but particularly LoK) really put into action what Don Bluth said about children's entertainment.
Dudes, I just had an epiphany. Everything makes sense now.
The season finale of every episode in The Last Airbender (the old show) rips off an episode of Star Wars (original trilogy).
In A New Hope (Season 1 finale), the Rebels (Water Tribe) must take down a massive assault by the Imperials (Fire Nation). While large numbers of Rebel troops fight, many are killed, and the battle is ultimately won by the plucky young hero, Luke Skywalker (Aang), who single-handedly destroys the bulk of the enemy forces by shooting a proton torpedo down the exhaust vent (going into the Avatar state and fucking their shit up), which he only accomplishes by consulting with his old, wise, DEAD mentor, Obi Wan (Avatar Roku). Note that both wise dead mentors have connections to the enemy. The main bad guy, Darth Vader (Prince Zuko) is defeated but not killed by a sidekick of the hero (Han in SW, Katara in TLA). The ruthlessly-evil-but-not-main-bad-guy Grand Moff Tarkin (Admiral Zhao) is killed. The rebel base ultimately survives, but the imperials are relatively unharmed.
In The Empire Strikes Back, the plucky young hero (Luke) is being trained by another, older, mentor, Yoda (Guru Pathik), but leaves at the last minute after receiving a vision of his friend/love interest Leia (Katara) in danger, despite the protests of his mentor that if he leaves now, he will never complete his training (unlock his chakras). One of the hero's friends, Han (Toph) is captured and encased in carbonite (locked in a metal box). Ultimately the hero duels the main villain, Darth Vader (now replaced by Azula) and loses his hand (ability to enter the avatar state). Everything looks grim for the ending...
Finally, in Return of the Jedi, the hero fights the true villain-behind-the-villain, Emperor Palpatine (Fire Lord Ozai), but almost falls to the dark side (is consumed while energybending). The former nemesis, Darth Vader (once again Zuko), turns (has turned) to the side of good and sacrifices (nearly sacrifices) himself to save another. There's even the A plot/B plot synchronized finale (Luke vs Emperor / Aang vs Fire Lord as the A plot, Han+Leia on Endor / the Gaang vs Azula as the B plot). Good guys win, but the scars will take years to heal yadda yadda big kiss roll credits
It goes deeper than that. Katara has hair loopies. Leia has hair buns, which are a kind of hair loopie. Both are based heavily on a Japanese cinematic genre (jidai geki for one, anime for the other). I don't even need to get into the martial arts and spirituality aspects...
You can even (roughly) line up the casts:
Aang = Luke (obvious)
Katara = Leia (also obvious)
Sokka = Han (badass normal, to use the tvtrope term)
Toph = Chewie (violent but peaceful, and also kind of dirty)
Momo = R2D2 (can't talk but everyone talks to him anyways, and saves the day in unlikely ways)
which leaves Suki to be Threepio, somehow. So it's not perfect.
So now I'm off to reread my Expanded Universe novels to see if I can make LoK fit into that somehow (massively overpowered superweapons? check!).
No, I'm not 100% serious. I just found a lot of coincidences that were kind of funny. CALM YOUR NERD RAGE.
My nerd rage is too large to be calmed at this point
But some of the details go beyond the mere archetypal story, particularly Book 2's finale (I watched it today, that's what got me started on this thoughtline). Leaving the mentor before it is time, to go save your friends who have been captured by the enemy? Doesn't happen in any of the other stories I can think of right now.
I'm a little behind. Only just watched book one finale. Where does it go from there?
SF Debris has his Season 4 review up for TLA
he says at the end of Part 4 that more avatar reviews are coming in the fall, so he could be reviewing season 1 of Korra, or some of the TLA supplemental material.