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:

How OSR characters react to spiders
  • Rick Thunderbolt:Sees a spider, doesn't tell Don Wei about it.
  • Don Wei:Kills spider by smashing it with his fist, ends up spraining his arm in the process
  • Jordan C. Wilde:Destroys spider on the wall by shooting at it. He uses up 500 rounds of ammunition, wastes about 499 into the wall itself, which crumbles into rubble after he's done
  • Prince Aikka:Destroys spider on the wall with one arrow. Ends up splitting wall in half.
  • Molly/Eva Wei:Destroys spider by smashing the Whizzing Arrow III into it.
  • Stan and Koji:screaming and crying as they watch their baby get wrecked by Molly... Yet again.
  • Satis:Tries to talk to spider, but spiders don't talk. He remarks how rude spiders are.
  • Canaletto:Destroys entire planet because there was a spider.

 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?