i think for me, its the sudden radical change to the mythos. too many changes in only one episode. but makorra and boleska are dead, so there’s those two silver linings.
you’re definitely right about that. as much as i enjoyed the changes, there were certainly too many for only 2 episodes. the avatarverse rules were bent because of harmonic convergence. korra is now the last avatar that we are familiar with and the new avatar that we will come to know in books 3 and 4. but these changes might have been too radical; it’s almost as if we are no longer watching avatar anymore.
Decided shortage of Asami was part of it, and kind of a predictable plot, too.
asami not being there really bothers me, but not enough to detract from everything else. i’m too used to this by now.
maybe it is the predictable plot. i sort of expected the deus ex machinas and, when they came, i couldn’t even be happy for them. yeah, it’s great that korra managed to defeat vaatu, but she did so in a way that cannot be explained. this inner spirit bull shit, while it certainly did wonders for korra’s character, was totally an asspull. why must every season finale be subjected to these things?? can’t we have a finale that makes sense for once??
Cuz the overall series was meh? No matter how good some parts were, I can’t forget how awful the bad parts were. I built up little to no excitement, so I just whatever by the end.
but, as i said earlier, i was able to forgive the series after episode 10. that was a fantastically written episode, personally. it made me forget how bad everything else was.
the finale couldn’t do the same. maybe it’s because all the problems were amplified and then excused? many loose ends were left unattended. korra got her character development, but at the price of everyone else besides tenzin.
moreover, jinora really had a chance to shine in this finale. instead, we got her pulling mORE deus ex machinas so that korra could save the day. and the reason for such is NEVER EXPLAINED.
Cast you as a White Mexican who raises wolf dogs in northern California and hates mac n cheese. Your love interest is a woman who's going to give you $50 after you two start dating. Your best friend is also your love interest.
Honestly, I'm kind of happy if he gets a new girl. I'm happy if he could move on, even just for the time being, as transition. I can't see a feasible way of moving from makorra and borra without any awkwardness from the the three. i mean dating one brother right after the other? How well will that work out? Besides, we still have up to book four. I dont want to see borra happen, then have it end with book 2. I'd rather they end book 4 w/ borra and have it last forever. what do you think?
Well, there are another 3 seasons to go! If Borra were to happen, I’d love for it to take its time over being rushed, too. A slow-boiled friendship turned romance gets me in the gut all the time. I’m such a sucker for them. But at the same time, I wouldn’t really want Bolin to get a “new girl.” I can’t say I would be happy, because I’m…such a one-ship poodle pony so loyal to Borra it hurts sometimes OTL. I could see a fun date with another girl (sort of like the Jin/Zuko date in ALTA), but call me a romanticist, I’d like to think Korra has a special place in Bolin’s heart and his feelings for her don’t simply fade away. I think a good transition could be as simple as focusing on his character development, instead of moving onto another girl.
I mean, it was never an ideal situation to have two brothers harboring feelings for one girl. But, that’s what happened. Despite this, I don’t really see it being weird, especially if Borra happens later down the line (maybe years later). So, if I had to choose, yeah, in the grand scheme of things, I’d rather have a canonized Borra at the end of Book 4 than in Book 2.
you hit it. that’s it. where do we go from here? since the line is broken, does this episode signal a new line? or has the concept of the avatar been changed completely, where, now each future avatar will rely on him/herself
no idea. they have plenty of directions to go from here, but many of them seem to veer off what we identify as part of the avatarverse. the show’s been dramatically changed for the audience, especially those who have grown up with the first series believing that the rules set then would be the rules forever established. clearly, that is not the case as korra not only flips everything on its head, but very possibly destroys the past avatars, making it seem as if the avatar series we came to know was just a dream.
SAME. i feel like im gonna have to watch the season back to back later to make sense of why it was so lackluster.
i’m still trying to figure it out. i’m going over everything, but all the reasons i’m stating don’t seem to be doing it for me. i thought it was the lack of aami, the shitty character development for every other character, the unabashed use of asspulls, the revival of the love triangle, the flattening of unalaq’s character, the assholery of bolin, the radical story changes, the fact that jinora literally did nothing but float around in a ball of light…but none of them sound right.
maybe it’s all of the above and i just don’t know it yet? i don’t know. i hope that one day i do because, as i was watching the episodes, i kept thinking “something is missing”.
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
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Mah Questions Fo’ Yous
1. What’s your favorite time of the day? Day of the week? Month of the year?
I love the morning time, but I’m rarely up that early! Day of the week really depends on my class schedule, but I tend to prefer Tuesdays. I love October and I’ve no idea why….
2. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
I would love to be this obscure Fantasy book protagonist. The series is called “The Pellinor series” and her name is Maerad. They’re weird books but I love them.
3. What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Sentieri: a Story of a Girl’s decision between hating people and not wanting to be lonely.
4. What was your favorite food as a child? What is it now?
I loved Chicken nuggets and chocolate millk. Now, I love Chicken and Dumplings.
5. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate pls.
This is difficult, because yes a visual depiction of a point can be more graphic. But there are so many times that I want to explain the picture, whether it’s my art or just a photo. I want to explain the significance and have people feel it as I do.
6. What’s your very first memory?
My VERY first one is hard to pinpoint, but after some deliberation with Momma It’s of Disneyland. I remember toontown and taking pictures with Belle and the Beast.
7. You win the lottery. What’s the first thing you do?
Pay of my debts, my parent’s debts, and help my Grandparents out with what they need. I’d then save it for a nice retirement.
8. Least favorite mode of transportation? Favorite?
I freckin HATE the bus. So many weirdos try to talk to me and then I’m too nice or I listen to them and so they try to hit on me or whatever just nonononono. I love to drive. If I don’t get to drive very much in a week I get cranky.
9. If you could meet any three people, alive or dead, who would you choose? Why?
My passed Great-grandmother Gramma Jo. She’s an inspiration and I’m told I’m a lot like her. C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, they were amazing writers and friends, It’d feel wrong not to meet them both.
10. You’re driving alone. What are you most likely doing?
Singing horrendously and loudly to my amazing music.
11. What’s your favorite joke?
I hate being creative, so here you go lovelies:
1. Are you a taste person, or a texture person? (meaning food of course)
2. Do you hate getting sick? Or do you like the attention/reprieve from school or work/getting to stay in bed all day?
3. If you could spend all day in leisure, with no worries of money or food, what would you do with your life?
4. What is your favourite art form (music, graphic, verbal etc).
5. Can you whistle? If so, what is your go-to song to whistle?
6. Do you get stage fright?
7. Do you enjoy the beach or the lake more?
8. Have you been to any historical site? If so, what was your favourite?
9. Have you traveled out of the country?
10. If you had to choose between physical power (the ability to move at all), mental prowess (the ability to think over an 8th grade level), and emotional stability (the ability to be more stable than a two year old), which 2 would you choose.