BOOK FOUR SPOILERS

There aren’t any second chances for us. We have to make it this time.
—  Journal Entry; Summer 2013

okay but apollo is so vehemently bisexual i am in love with this

there is, like, never canon bisexuality but of the two greatest loves of his life one was male and one was female and he is just so open about it and he just casually brings up his attraction to men and women alike and just

im just so happy because bi representation is so important

Literally what happens
  • Alya: Where is Marientte? Ugh, she's late again.
  • Alya: Desperate times calls for desperate measures.
  • Alya, calls Marinette on phone: Adrien is here.
  • Marinette: *breaks the sound barrier and appears soon after* ADRIEN?
  • Alya: There you are.

Like, this is what we’ve been waiting for for years, and I’m so happy to finally get some sort of representation in a children’s show. A children’s show has canon bisexual women in it and it’s not painted as harmful or world shattering, it’s something that everyone takes with hope that their friend’s are just happy. 

There’s no questioning it, they just let them be, because Korra and Asami are happy together and they’re not going to mess with that.

And it’s almost 1 in the morning and so many other’s are crying in front of their computer screens while watching the finale, feeling better about themselves because they can see that it’s possible for two women to be happy together and that scene could help a lot of confused kids.

It’s not in your face, it’s not shoving their sexuality at you, it’s subtle, like in reality, and I love that. 

Hm, looking into my crystal ball of fandom guessery, I’m thinking that Kuvira (the character voiced by Zelda Williams in Legend of Korra’s final season) might be something of an authoritarian, right wing kind of character… if only to follow the pattern established with the villains thus far.

Like, Amon appeared to represent Communism as its most extreme, Unalaq attempted to establish a theocracy… at least until he descended into world-destroying megalomania, and Zaheer was an anarcho-primativist with a huge chunk of nihilism thrown in.

If we follow the thread created by the other homages to early 20 century political movements, it seems probable that Kuvira might be someone who attempts to take over the former Earth Kingdom through military means, under the justification of restoring order. Hence more direct fascism leanings than the “divine right to rule” brand of nationalism displayed by Ozai and Azula in the Last Airbender.

It would make sense both within the context of the show and historically, as the actions of the Red Lotus in the previous season (assassinating the Earth Queen to deliberately destablise the region) appear to have left a place where banditry is rife and there appears to be no official government even three years after the EQ’s death (as revealed in the clips anyway).

Historically speaking, when a country finds itself in that situation, it often gives rise to a politically extreme government. The chaos in Germany following World War One coupled with the Great Depression lead to the rise of the Nazis, for example, while in Russia the War mixed with dozens of other factors (oppressive government, food shortages etc.) lead to the Russian Revolution, a civil war and the rise of the Bolsheviks.

The case more likely to be invoked in the Earth Kingdom’s case, however, seems to be more in-line with China’s history in the early 20th century following the First Sino-Japanese War, the Warlord Period, the Civil War etc. that allowed the rise of Mao and his political opposite Chiang Kai-Shek. Where a series of wars coupled with an unpopular government lead to the Qing dynasty having to go into exile in Manchuria (which was occupied by the Imperial Japanese army army at the time… leading into a horror show I won’t go into here).

Prince Wu (who attempts to unsuccessfully butter up Asami Sato with claims that his royal blood literally makes him better than regular people) could possibly be based on the last Emperor of China, Pu-yi, who similarly had to go into exile following his expulsion from the Forbidden City in the 1920s.

Whether Kuvira will attempt to bring a more direct end to the political termoil in the area than the wandering police force provided by the Air Nomads… well we’ll see tomorrow presumably. But considering she’s assembling an army… well we can probably assume that she’s going to make a powerplay under the guise of restoring order.

That’s my opinion anyway.

4

When he opened his eyes, he saw that Ronan was looking at him, as he had been looking for months. Adam looked back, as he had been looking back for months.

Why is the first thing that come out of people’s mouths when they saw the Korra clip have to be if Mako and Asami are back together after three years? Why??  Could it be that he’s trying to help his good friend out since that prince seem like a creep? Can we please get this shipping wars out the way? Please? Our baby girl been MIA for three years and I want to see what she’s been up too. 

Katie Cassidy On Laurel's Future, Getting Back With Oliver, And The Grave.

Katie Cassidy has been an essential part of Team Arrow since the earliest days of the show. Her Laurel Lance has not only dated the Arrow himself but she has risen to show off her own form of heroics and mentored her sister down a similar path.
In preparation for her appearance at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest this past weekend, ComicBook.com had a chance to catch up with the actress burdened with bringing Laurel to life on our TV screens. First, we took a few questions from Twitter and talked about Legends of Tomorrow, but the larger portion of the interview was spent discussing things to come on Arrow. Check it out below.
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CB: Do you think we might ever, before the show’s end, see Laurel and Oliver get back together?
KC: I don’t know. It’s television, anything can happen. I definitely think there’s space for it, and room for it, if that were to happen. I don’t know what would happen to Laurel and Felicity’s friendship. I don’t know. I have no idea. Again, it’s television, and if they decide to go for that, awesome.
CB: During the Arrow/Flash crossover, when you were reading the script for that, this is probably a while back for you, but what was your thought when you got to the script page that just said, ‘And now everybody dies’?
KC:I didn’t really … It’s funny because, I guess if we weren’t shooting … With the crossover, I was shooting episode 7, 8, 9 and 10, while we were shooting episode 7. So I was actually shooting scenes from four episodes, and so I knew, obviously, that that wasn’t the case. I wasn’t too worried about it. However, reading the crossover script, I remember reading it and just being like, oh my God, how the hell are we doing to do this? It’s huge.
Getting through it … I think everyone got sick during this, because it takes so much time and energy, and what we do, you can’t really explain it to anyone, you kind of have to be it. It’s definitely exhausting, but I have to say, 100% fulfilling and well worth it, because the fans love it so much, and obviously, we like to make them happy. It does make our job that much easier, to go in every day knowing that people are responding to it and loving it. We’re having so much fun, and the fact that people watch, and have so much fun watching it, it makes it all worth it. Having said that, we’re definitely excited when we get through it, and we’re back to our normal schedule.
We’re like, boom! I don’t know how we just did that, but now back to … It’s not as hectic, and not everyone’s sick and shooting four episodes all at once. It’s all good.

CB:Speaking of that response from people, I’ll tell you something. Every time I talk to anybody who’s in movies, TV shows, I put out a call for questions on Twitter, and when I put out the call for questions with this interview, I think it was hands-down the biggest response I’ve ever seen. You guys definitely get that response.
KC: Oh, really? That’s awesome. We have an amazing fan base. Most loyal, good fan base. They’re comic book fans, and, you know, respect. Awesome.
CB: Agreed. Anyway! In the midseason premiere, Laurel found out about Quentin and Donna’s little romance. What are her thoughts on her father dating someone, let alone Donna Smoak, which, she does find out in tonight’s premiere?
KC: I think she’s definitely caught off-guard when she sort of walks into it, when she’s not expecting it. I also, having said that, believe that she’s really happy for her father. As hard as it is to see your father with another woman, who isn’t your mother, I think that Laurel is mature enough to handle it, and strong enough to handle it, especially it being Felicity’s mother … Laurel loves Felicity, and they’re friends. I think that it’s kind of good for her. She’s going to see it for what it is, and be supportive of whatever makes her father happy.
CB: Awesome. My two final questions here, what can you tease about the future of Laurel Lance’s story line? And do you know who’s in the grave?
KC: Well, the thing that I thought was so great about this year, and continue to do so, is that we see Laurel a lot stronger, and along with fighting when she goes out there as The Black Canary, we see her more polished, we see her more … professional. She’s in training, and fighting. I feel as if she’s become a lot stronger emotionally as well. I think that continues to go that direction. I feel like she’s the backbone for a lot of these characters, and she tries to see the best in people, and she is a strong woman, and I love that. I think that we continue to see more of that. I think you’ll see someone come along who you don’t necessarily expect Laurel to embrace, and she does. Having said that, that’s all I can tell you.
CB: Interesting.
KC: There’s a lot of ups and downs. I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the season, but up to where we’re at, I think it’s cool to see somebody overcome so much, and go through such pain, and to come out the other end.
CB: Cool, cool. And finally, does Katie Cassidy know who’s in the grave?
KC: Katie does not know who’s in the grave, no.
CB: Oh, wow! They keep you in the dark.
KC: I don’t know!
CB: Well, let’s hope it’s not you!
KC: You know, it’s television, but I certainly hope it’s not me either.
Source: ComicBook.com