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)
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.
Starting August 2nd will be Mokka Week 2015, a celebration of the pairing that is Molly and Prince Aikka from the beautifully animated Oban Star Racers. By a series of votes on DeviantArt, the dates and themes have been chosen to commence Mokka Week 2015.
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Without further adieu, here are the dates and themes for this year’s Mokka Week
Mokka Week 2015
Sunday, August 2nd: No Words
Monday, August 3rd: Shooting Stars Tuesday, August 4th: Monster Boy/Girl Wednesday, August 5th: Rainbow Thursday, August 6th: Healing Friday, August 7th: Sky Saturday, August 8th: Video Games
“Molly, please don’t look at me this way. It only makes it harder.”
“G'Dar, calm down! This is not our day for victory…I feel the same way. We are betraying our friends and ourselves. This cannot continue. Oun Sakai G'Dar Wakar. You fight well, Spirit. But today, I must win.”
Poor Aikka. If he tries to protect his people he betrays Molly and his code of chivalry. If he tries to be honorable and stand by what he really believes in and with Molly, he puts his family and home at risk of the Krogs. Somebody give him a break, already.
And this is part of what makes me want a sequel. The Krogs may have left Earth, but not Nourasia. I want to know what happened!
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?