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I think one really important thing, which differentiates the Makorra/Korrasami conflict from the Kataang/Zutara one, is that even if you ship Makorra hardcore and feel upset at this ending, which I understand - I really do, and I sympathize - you can feel hurt and post about your disappointments, but I do think that it’s worth acknowledging the amazing step in terms of social issues and representation that Bryke has taken.

Yes, it would be nice to have your ship be endgame, but even if you feel sad and bitter about Korrasami being endgame, on an intellectual, real-world level, you have to applaud Bryke for what they’ve done. This is a HUGE step in the media, and it matters. It matters so much that a mainstream show for children has a same-sex relationship, that kids growing up watching LOK and figuring out their own feelings and sexualities are going to see people like themselves. You can ship Makorra as much as you want - I think Bryke has also done something great in leaving their relationship open enough for plenty of fics and fanarts to ensue - but I think it’s pretty ignorant to hate the fact that Korrasami became canon if it has such a positive impact on real people’s lives in the real world.

Literature meme: [1/2] movements

Romanticism

Romanticism was an intellectual, artistic, and literary movement, beginning in the late 18th and maturing in the 19th century. In many ways Romanticism was a counter-attack to the cold formality of Classicism; the Romantics fought rationality and calculated self-expression by glorifying intense emotions such as passion, awe, and fear. Romanticism also prized traditions and customs, and was the beginning of the revival of medievalism.

Romanticism valued everything exotic and unusual, choosing to escape to lands unknown instead of accepting the industrialism and urbanization that was becoming more and more common in Europe. The movement valued nature and solitude, especially the poetry, which often addressed the reader directly to allow them to be swept away into the world and the story that the writer had woven for that purpose. The Romantic hero was different from the layman in both mental and physical aspects, and was often meant to serve as an example to raise the quality of society.

In England, the golden age of Romanticism started waning in the 1820s after the deaths of four Six Great Romantic Poets and the lack of any new work from the surviving two. Overall, Romanticism continued as the prevalent movement until the 1850s when it was largely replaced by Realism. In Eastern Europe, however, Romanticism was closely tied to the several national awakenings within Imperial Russia and thus the movement didn’t often begin until the second half of the 19th century. 

Notable Romantics include Alexander Pushkin, William Wordsworth, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, José de Espronceda, Sir Walter Scott, Camilo Castelo Branco, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats, Mary Shelley, and the Brontë siblings.

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robert’s rebellion, also known as the war of the usurper, was a rebellion against house targaryen, primarily instigated by eddard stark, jon arryn, and robert baratheon, for whom it is named. It lasted “close to a year” and resulted in the end of the targaryen dynasty in the seven kingdoms and the beginning of robert baratheon’s reign.

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She's Lost Control
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She’s Lost Control by Joy Division

Well I had to phone her friend to state my case
And say she’s lost control again
And she showed up all the errors and mistakes
And said I’ve lost control again
But she expressed herself in many different ways
Until she lost control again
And walked upon the edge of no escape
And laughed I’ve lost control
She’s lost control again, she’s lost control
She’s lost control again, she’s lost control