coolman229

Anonymous asked:

“I love Opal. There’s something about her and Bolin’s relationship that’s really sweet. I wanted to write a character that was just a … nice girl. But without it being boring! That was the tricky part.”— Michael Dante DiMartino, showing his love for both Opal and Bopal.

coolman229 answered:

You had a nice girl who was interesting Mike. Her name is Asami you twat. Geez do they think Asami is boring? Asami is one of the most selfless characters in the franchise yet Opal is who you choose to call “just a nice girl”? Asami is the heiress to a currently(?) failing company (Did that ever get solved after Book 2?) who is an intelligent badass nonbender. And she’s boring. I don’t have anything against Opal, but her character is completely unnecessary, as is any relationship she has with Bolin. They need to stop throwing in new characters so much when their old characters never got any development (or lost what they did get).

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Bryke said what now???

milleudatheslitter

NO MORE REFERENCES!

milleudatheslitter:

I’d like one LoK episode where they didn’t make constant references to AtLA.

THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE!

LITERALLY THIS.

Why is it bad for us to make constant references to ATLA?
Because then the story doesn’t focus on the new characters and their stories. It focuses on something from the original, therefore taking time away from the new to focus on the old.

References are fun as easter eggs, and sometimes even cameos, but when they become the forefront of a show, then it’s no longer an original show. The whole thing is just one big reference to the prequel.

Korra needs to do what it did in Book One. Stop focusing on Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph, and what happenned to them after ATLA and start focusing on Korra, Bolin, Mako and Asami (exclusively) and telling their stories. We don’t need to know who is a bad daddy or a bad mommy or whether they are alive and what they are doing now.

We need to know what Korra is doing, feeling, going thorugh, fighting through, and evolving as a character, as well as the rest of them (not the supporting characters… the MAIN characters) 

Maybe then can we start actually having a show instead of a sideshow for references/cameos!

WHOSE THAT ATLA CHARACTER/ANIMAL/OBJECT/QUOTE/FLASHBACK/ETC. is not what this show is called.

It’s called LEGEND OF KORRA.

Now, Tell It!

Same goes for TMNT!

demonoflight

Anonymous asked:

You can't talk shit about something you've never even watched because you're entirely missing the point of what lok's story actually was because you try and compare it too much to atla. Reading a couple synopsis and getting stuff about it from your dashboard doesn't count

demonoflight answered:

You know, Anon, the way Tumblr works, you can get the entire story of an episode through gifsets, synopsis and reviews. After watching Book One of LoK and finding it disappointingly lackluster in nearly every parameter (the animation and world design were beautiful, as always, and the voice acting was top notch), I think I’ve earned the right to criticize the later seasons using just what Tumblr offers me. Which is a hell of a lot, even without looking for it.

I think Legend of Korra fails not just as a sequel to Avatar, but also as its own individual work. Even if you don’t compare it to Avatar, there are so many narratives and tropes in it that don’t work on any level. If there ever was a point to it, I think even Bryke forgot what it was.

To defend you, I’ve watched most of the episodes and It literally still fails as a show. 

demonoflight

demonoflight:

dorkybudgie replied to your post: I’m sorry but AVATAR KORRA PARK???!?! …

she saved the world like 3 times

Well, the one book I did watch, she didn’t save much of anything. Republic City got saved from Amon’s totalitarian bullshit by complete accident. It seems the closest Korra came to saving the world was in Book 2, but I don’t know, letting the spirit world and the material world mix sounds like nothing but trouble. Plus, didn’t she break the avatar cycle super badly? In a way even Aang didn’t manage? That doesn’t sound good for the future of the world’s balance at all. And how did she save the world in Book 3? By not dying? Does that count? Is that how you save the world these days? Man, what were those Red Lotus guys even on about? Do Bryke even know?

I don’t know man, I’m not seeing a lot of success or worldsaving awesomeness here. Maybe it’s just me.

It’s not just you. You literally summed up the one time she sorta saved the world, which was all her fault in the first place and didn’t help with by allowing the avatar cycle to be severed and freeing the spirits into the normal world….. In fact? Why not just let Zaheer destroy the Avatar Cycle???

At this point I wouldn’t want to be the next Avatar anyway. What with Korra as my spiritual guide… *shivers*

coolman229

dream-piper asked:

Don't forget she also got a park named after her. Pfft, Aang saved the entire world, and I didn't see a city, country or island, let alone a park named after him. But because Korra is so SPEHSHUL she needs a statue and a park.

coolman229 answered:

Well Aang does have that nice statue in Republic City, and I think he has the Avatar Aang Memorial Island.

http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Aang_Memorial_Island

Yes he does. But he freaking deserves that for what he accomplished in ATLA, and even afterwards in his adulthood. 

But Korra? She doesn’t deserve any of that. She’s more than a disappointment. She’s just a terrible Avatar. She’s selfish and stupid. Yet she’s just celebrated? No.

coolman229:

dream-piper:

I stand corrected. But glad you got the point.

Yeah. The problem is that Korra is being put on this pedestal to make her look as accomplished as Aang. Aang did more in one season than Korra could do in 4, without there being contrived and unrealistic reasons for people liking him. He grew more in the first 5 episodes of ATLA than Korra has in three seasons and a stupid timeskip.

I pretty much agree. Aang’s praise didn’t come much until he was older, while the world recognized his accomplishments as well as Prince Zuko’s when he was younger. People just saw him doing his duty. It was his efforts after the war that got him praise with a statue for Republic City, and an island for officially establishing the air acolytes. 

Korra’s adventures don’t merit the same attention because…. Most of the time she hasn’t really done something that someone else couldn’t DO!
(Except for WHATEVER happened in Book 2 but that was on the highest scale of ridiculous)

Anyone could have pushed Amon into a river. 
All it took evidently was a united force to bring down Zaheer (heck, half his fights were only good when one to one.) 
And Unalaq was pretty much powerless if you took out the whole Vaatu thing.

Heck, half the time Korra was kidnapped, oblivious, unconscious, or depowered, and had to be saved before she could help do anything (While everyone else was actually doing some real good. Who actually saved the air children???)

Anywho, yeah. Korra hasn’t actually done anything of extreme importance for the world. And people can say she brought back airbending, but that was so much of a plot device and it was pretty much unintentional. In fact, Harmonic Convergence literally brought NO consequences to Korra, despite the fact that there are bad spirits and the Wilds should have brought more damage. But nope, Korra should be praised for whatever it is that she has done!


coolman229

dream-piper asked:

Don't forget she also got a park named after her. Pfft, Aang saved the entire world, and I didn't see a city, country or island, let alone a park named after him. But because Korra is so SPEHSHUL she needs a statue and a park.

coolman229 answered:

Well Aang does have that nice statue in Republic City, and I think he has the Avatar Aang Memorial Island.

http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Aang_Memorial_Island

Yes he does. But he freaking deserves that for what he accomplished in ATLA, and even afterwards in his adulthood. 

But Korra? She doesn’t deserve any of that. She’s more than a disappointment. She’s just a terrible Avatar. She’s selfish and stupid. Yet she’s just celebrated? No.

I stand corrected. But glad you got the point.