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Re: Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Post by duneshdw » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:36 pm

I know I'm really late to this party, but I finally got around to watching Last Airbender for the first time starting last weekend, and just finished today. Once again I've discovered that the worst part of falling in love with a show after it's ended is, well, reaching the end. The finale was great, but now I'm sad that there aren't any more episodes featuring Aang and the crew.

Will start Korra later this week.

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Post by Tenjen » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:11 pm

welcome welcome <3
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Post by duneshdw » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:57 pm

So apparently when I said "later this week" I meant "later today." I wanted to know more about this world, so I figured why wait?

My impressions after the first few episodes is that it's different, but not necessarily in a bad way. I wasn't expecting the technological advance, but only because most fantasy worlds stay in a medieval stasis, and I do find the magic/tech juxtaposition interesting as far as story potential is concerned. On the other hand Last Airbender drew me in pretty quickly because I've always loved quest/journey type stories, while urban adventures have never been my thing, and man-in-the-mask mysteries frustrate me because I'm no good at figuring them out.

The characters are interesting, though, and I'm glad that Korra's path won't just be a repeat of Aang's. I miss the craziness of the old gang, but the show is still fun so far.

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Re: Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Post by Adamas » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:51 am

Well 5 minutes in you see Kid-Korra yelling "I'm the Avatar! You gotta DEAL WITH IT!" While shooting fire and rocks all over the place. Pretty big difference in personality from Aang. :ymdevil:
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Post by duneshdw » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:41 am

I managed to get through all of Korra this week. I don't feel that it was as enjoyable for me as Airbender on the whole, as far as the story is concerned. Airbender had that overarching quest for the entire series, with the finale wrapping up everything that had come before it. Korra was four separate stories with the development of the characters being the main continuing theme, which I guess wasn't quite as satisfying for me.

The finale:


Very disappointing, I thought. It was just "stop the giant robot of this season's baddie" and didn't feel big enough for a series finale. I get that the season, and the series as a whole, was more about Korra's personal journey than about saving the world, but I guess by the end I was just kinda too tired of watching her struggle to mature to really get any satisfaction from her defeating Kuvira with empathy and finally getting together with Asami (not that I saw it coming, but I wasn't surprised by it either). The season 2 conflict with Vaatu I think would have made better ending material than stopping a budding dictator, but then I'm a sucker for epic good vs. evil stories. (Though I'm still pretty ticked about Korra losing the connection with the past avatars.)
I haven't been paying any attention to Avatar related news, so I was wondering: Are we really looking at the end of Avatar here, or is there a chance for more in the future? Like an animated movie or a new series?

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Re: Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Post by Tenjen » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:41 pm

there will be comics i heard

and in the end, what korra is about is maintaining spiritualism and inner growth in an age of industrial and scientific progress.

Which, of all people, is represented by a certain industrialist.
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Post by 'J' » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:03 pm

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oh gods, but i love that last one so damn much!

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Post by Tenjen » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:06 pm

THAT IS SO GOOD
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Post by Adamas » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:40 pm

for some reason the second to last made me think of Aang,Sorra,Katara,and Toph.
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Post by Ravenhull » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:50 pm

Was looking for pictures of Fire Lord Izumi and found this:

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Post by vampire hunter D » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:58 am

you know, she looks like Gen. Iroh. only with different hair
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Post by 'J' » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:43 pm

i would assume that she's his mother.

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Post by vampire hunter D » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:16 am

^ :x :x =p~ =p~ =p~
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Post by Tenjen » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:44 pm

i am happy that kyhu didnt just leave and instead continues to grace us with amazing art, albeit not NSFW stuff as well anymore.
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