Aikka

Everytime I see a post bemoaning the fact that Bryke totally missed a chance to really explore Korra’s PTSD in Book 4, I keep thinking that the entire LoK fandom needs to watch Oban Star Racers, which not only has several characters dealing with PTSD in their own personal ways that doesn’t end abruptly but also has the following:

  • Kickass main female protagonist
  • Gay mechanics and lesibian vampire bikers
  • Awesome art (just really really awesome art)
  • Excellent animation
  • Creepy looking creatures and awesome character designs
  • A multicultual cast of human characters

Also, it’s only 26 episodes long and the creators has expressed desire to return to this universe so please watch Oban Star Racers, members of the LoK fandom, you will not be disapointed.

Just look at these scenes:

6

“Sorry, Prince! I guess I’m just too fast for you!”

Can we take a moment to appreciate that even though Molly is smitten with Aikka, the idea of losing to him to avoid looking better than he is and hurting his pride doesn’t cross her mind for even a nanosecond? This girl has her eyes on the prize and no one’s getting in her way. And also that Aikka never thinks once about going easy on her because she’s a girl or about being embarrassed to lose against her for any reason?

And how much fun they have just fairly competing against each other ‘cause it’s really sweet.

2

So I recently spent a copious amount of time pulling Oban screenshots from my DVDs (mainly Mokka) for some videos and other stuff I’m going to make. And while doing so I found my favorite shot of Aikka and Jordan period. Their expressions are priceless. Just felt like sharing. ^^ 

 Can we appreciate that Prince Aikka didn’t go “you’re a girl” when it came to Molly being the racer for the Earth Team? Can we appreciate that this guy, who comes from royalty and from what everyone speculates as a traditional, medieval world is so accepting of a female character who is his equal in every way than the guys who come from a world that’s apprently more progressive (Earth Team*coughcough*)? Can we generally appreciate that Aikka doesn’t make a big deal out of Molly being a girl? Or trying to act differently around her or akwardly as he would’ve had Savin gone with the “he doesn’t get girls” kind of behavior? Can we appreciate that Aikka doesn’t treat her like a “girl” or a “guy”, but as a friggin’ person?

Can we appreciate Aikka?