I stopped watching LoK in the episode *after* they broke up. It was such melodramatic, poorly-executed tripe that my nerves could not handle. One day when I hate myself I’ll probably go back and watch the remaining episodes. But yeah. Not impressed.
I am hard, I guess. Life is too damn short; too damn stressful and on top of it all, I deal with chronic depression. Why would I watch something that has previously shown to fail to live up to a certain measure of craft?
If I’m going to feel sad and upset? I’d want to do so because that’s what the narrative craft is hoping to stimulate - and not cheaply either.
ATLAB became this thing I shared with my siblings that, I don’t even have words to express. It’s one of those memories I hope to take with me until the end; all of us giggling and laughing and pointing fingers to say who within/among us was like who was on screen.
I will ALWAYS be joyful and grateful for that experience. But it doesn’t mean I’m a lick anyone’s boots.
I think that’s part of why I cut off fast in the middle of LoK Book 1. It was PISSING on that precious memory.
Seriously I don’t know how siblings are supposed to RELATE to LoK at all; when Mako pulls what he pulls in Book 1 - on his LITTLE brother. I just… No. As someone who raised my siblings - NO. Just. NO.
There seems to be a 90% lack of emotional truth in the whole LoK saga. And now hearing there’s been some sort of break and reboot of the Avatar legacy? Remembering how Aang was warned against it?
I can’t look at it in-universe. I just see the writers divorcing themselves from association with Aang, Roku, Kyoshi and all who came before. This whole set up where Korra wasn’t ‘good at the spiritual side’ of things and it leading to this?
I just can’t. I can’t.
Shit, I didn’t think I’d do a whole ass rant. But Korra isn’t legendary to me other than as ‘the mistake future Avatars need to try to live above’. For f*cks sake - remember that town were an enraged Forest spirit stole villagers? Because its forest was destroyed? And no where in Book I LoK was there even a shrine to the spirits of the land that had been in that space before the city. And now I’m reading some ish about open portals to the spirit world. And people are talking about Korra ‘blazing her own trail’ And it’s just. so. effing. white.
Individualism. Ra ra rah.
All the cultural and philosophical cues originally built into the universe were about respecting one own’s personhood while incorporating the past. It wasn’t individualism exceptionalism. And such is NOT the only/sole or in my personal belief even a right stepping stone of ‘progress’.
This bullshit about ‘finding your own WAY’ feels very Western YT centric to me. All ‘a new generation blazing a new future’ with a ‘the time for the PAST is OVER’. And I don’t think I could even watch the finale just to actually see it, without wanting to punch things at the sly western imperialism implicit in that.
Bryke et al seem to have made Korra a collaborator in their colonialism of the universe and just - no.
Seriously? Umpteen years of careful balance, but one teenager girl who ISN’T all that good with the ‘spiritual stuff’ and for whom being Avatar has been more personal pride and title than connection/protector of the people, the animals AND the spirits. But at this age even, she KNOWS BETTER.
And no, don’t give me any guff about ‘agism’ and ‘she’s mature for her age’ and yadda yadda. Korra has no effing life experience. No wisdom. And I haven’t heard anything yet showing a respect for constructive authority aka Elders. Just constantly put in a situation to have no trust in them. And just…
Nah dread. There are echoes in this ish, that reach back in time.
ok someone gimme a link to the site that’s showing the last two episodes i’m drunk and i don’t feel li0se wating]
I missed the memo.
like why even do that? it ain’t that serious,why not a 2 hour finale?
i don’t even know.
i just want this to be over
I think they know it’s THAT bad. But can’t admit it.
ok but I just really love Masami and I hate everything about this show and I really hope Asami hands Varrick his own ass and we get an entire arc of this kick-butt CEO rescuing her dude in distress, the end.
This! All I am seeing now is about Avatar Wan this and Avatar Wan that. It’s already a male-centered season(even when Korra is the main character) and now the introduction of ANOTHER male avatar is just too much. Why not focus on Korra! So annoying.
It’s the most frustrating thing.
They keep missing the hit.
It’s just. The first avatar couldn’t have been a woman? like really????
give me —
korra and eska talking about and participating in water tribe politics
korra and eska teaching each other different bending techniques
korra and eska and asami bonding over how their dads screwed them over and how do we feel about mom?
we could’ve had it allllllllllllll