Inspired by Unalaq’s cape… just made it longer.
Is it 2013 yet? KORRA AWAY
I’m playing OFF (at this point I’m partway through Zone 2, I just finished with the library) and it’s just like-
WHOA WHAT IS THAT
WAIT WHAT, HUH???
Found a what…?
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
… … …?
Warning: THIS IS LONG. REALLY. FUCKING. LONG.
This is half-personal and half-LoK related, buuuut I feel like I don’t want to be on Tumblr for a few days now.
And I’m postponing my writing challenge until AFTER my vacation because dammit I just don’t have time right now. Not to say that I don’t still need to get up Days 7, 8, and 9 because those were the days BEFORE my vacation started…
1) I’m on vacation and don’t have time so I probably won’t be on as much. But 2) I’m so in love with this fandom but I hate seeing it like this. I love seeing all the respectful ideas and constructive criticism and whatnot, but I just have my feelings for the finale and am developing my ideas and considering other people’s opinions and stuff but…when I see the hate on here, it brings me down. I mean, really fandom? I understand disliking the finale, totally okay with having your own opinions and stuff, but it breaks my heart to see some people just not appreciate it the way it deserves to be appreciated. I admit that I have some issues with it. For example…
Amon being Noatok? It was great, but it destroyed all my expectations for him.
I still love Amon, but I honestly wish he’d been someone else. I definitely wish he hadn’t been lying. ;_; But I respect Bryke’s writing decisions. Even if it destroys my Amorra feels. Even if their decision makes my Day 1 story total bullshit…
The fact that they still really need to address the equality issue? Bothers me quite the bit, but I think they have time to address it and hopefully will. Because non-benders seriously need some love. The fact that the head of the movement was a liar shouldn’t stop the movement. It should be fuel. And I think we need a non-bender representative on the council and more non-bender protests and some real NEGOTIATIONS. But we have time.
How Amon caught the airbabies? This made me scream in agony at the waste of Lin’s sacrifice. I really REALLY wish we would get an explanation for that. But guess what guys? I imagine the most we’re going to get is Headcanons. I, for one, am for the headcanon that Tenzin went back to save Lin because friendship and got captured. Until this is disproved (which, again, WE’LL PROABABLY NEVER GET AN OFFICIAL ANSWER), I accept it as true.
Korra’s Avatar State? Now THIS I don’t entirely see the problem with because, far as all my speculating tells me, getting into the Avatar State does NOT make you fully-realized. Hell, remember ATLA? Aang was in the Avatar State by episode 4, was it? When he realized Gyatso was killed by the Fire Nation? Yes, pain and rage triggered it. I realize that it’s different case, and maybe a lot of people’s real problem with Korra going into the Avatar State was that Aang handed it and her bending back to her. Eh, I admit, I was hoping to see more of a “You’re bending’s still there, you just have to re-learn it” type of thing when Aang appeared. I am a tad disappointed. I don’t think it ruined the finale though. A tad deus ex machina-ish? Admittedly. Bad writing? I wouldn’t say so. And another thing, how exactly do we know that Korra’s still as great as bending as she used to be. In the Avatar State she was, but that was with ALL HER PAST LIVES HELPING. Maybe, come Book 2, we’ll find that she’s got her bending but it’s very weak and needs LOTS of work. I’d enjoy this thoroughly. And, if it doesn’t happen, I’ll have to carry on.
Bolin still being swept aside? ;_; Breaks my heart, but I believe he’ll get limelight in Book 2. Like, to be honest, the amount I cared for Bolin at the beginning of the series was little to none. And even when everyone began to love Bolin and whatnot, I still didn’t care. I’ve only recently realized how flawless and lovely and adorable this boy is, and I really want to see his development. I guess now just wasn’t the time.
Asami-bashing? This hurts me more deeply than I ever expected it to. She was another character that, when she showed up, I disliked intensely. I had a burning desire for her to disappear or be evil or SOMETHING. But now? I adore her, she is SUCH a BAMF who deserves SO much praise and love and has gone through TOO freaking much. Guys, lay off the poor girl. She’s a fantastic character that deserves lots of love. Everyone give her hugs! I command you!
What else, what else…um…the awkward Makorra get-together? I ship it, I love it, and it was my OTP. Now that they’re together…is it strange that my OTP feels on it are not as strong? I still ship the hell out of it, really, but I dunno…
they pulled a Mosby on me. I think there was flaws in their romance, perhaps rushed, but I will be the first to admit I squealed and freaked out every Makorra moment, every step of the way. What I really want, just to make up for all these awkward “I love my ship and my ship is canon but my ship feels wrong” feels I’m having, is for some serious relationship issues to arise in Book 2. I mean serious. HUGE. SERIOUS. ISSUES. Issues that will take a lot of soul-searching and mistakes and fights and character developing to work through. Issues that shatter their relationship even if I know it’d break my heart.
Do I want a bunch of characters back? And questions answered? Yes siree, I find myself missing Tahno for some reason. And Skoochy. And the metalbending cops. And we need more than 10 seconds of Bumi because HE’S FUCKING BUMI. I’d also be interested in meeting Kya. Definitely want to meet Honora. And finding out who the HELL Lin’s father is. Oh my gosh, and I need a Zuko cameo like I need AIR. I WANT TO SEE OLD MAN ZUKO AND HAVE HIM OBSESSED WITH TEA AND STILL ADORKABLE BUT IN GRANDPA-FORM PLEASE OH PLEASE BRYKE ASLFHKLDGKSKG-
BUT. I dunno, just…I legitly loved the finale. It was fantastic. I predicted pretty much none of it, and I was swept off my feet. I legitly love this series. It definitely has its problems, its flaws, its ambiguity and possible plot-holes and whatnot. I addressed a lot of my issues above, and I probably have more that I just am not thinking about right now. But I enjoy every bit of it, all its strengths and weaknesses and the ships, canon and non-canon, and…I love the fandom too. I do. But fandom, you are breaking my heart. Have your issues and problems and whatnot but still remember that you love this series. Don’t mindlessly bash the various aspects of it- analyze them, critique kindly, and be the fandom I know you can be.
Alright, I’ll probably not be true to my wishing-to-not-check-here-as-much feelings because…well, it’s Tumblr, guys. But I’m definitely postponing my writing challenge until after my vacation is done. And I really needed to get my feelings out on the table. I think I’m going to retrieve some sweets from my cousin’s kitchen and do that strange thing called sleep because I have to be up in six hours…
But no matter what, fandom, I’ll always love you guys.
I just can’t help myself. Because I needed an excuse to use this GIF ._.
I usually like to rewatch it a few times which I can’t do right now, before I comment on it too much, but let’s remember.
I’ve seen some criticisms of people who criticized it, if that makes sense. People have a right to state their opinions, especially if they’re reasonably structured.
in moments other than dashing badassery
I cannot help but be absolutely in love with his swashbuckling loveliness. <3 Dammit, Iroh II, I want you and Bolin to get some character development episodes in Season 2.
Because, let’s be honest, we love Iroh II. We do. But he needs to get character development PRONTO. As well as Bolin, who has desperately needed some character-developing love this ENTIRE SEASON.
you can love something
and still have problems with it
this is not that hard