A: Honestly, after everything that’s happened the past few months, I could use a vacation. K: Let’s do it. Let’s go on a vacation, just the two of us, anywhere you want. A: Really? Okay. I’ve always wanted to see what the Spirit World’s like. K:Sounds perfect.
Happy Two Year Anniversary, Korrasami fandom! (Dec 19th) °˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °
Thank you for the positive feedbacks. I drew more TLOK/VLD crossover! I feel like Asami and Keith wouldn’t get along at first because Keith would defy Asami and she’s having none of that. Asami would kick Keith’s butt before he learns to show respect then she’ll be like the aunt who spoils her nephew too much.
It feels like forever since we saw Korra and Asami
romantically hold hands together as they entered the spirit world in the season
finale of Legend of Korra. But now, curtesy of EW, we have the first look at
the adorable bisexual couple’s new adventures in the spirit world. Turf Wars is
written by everyone’s bae, Michael Dante DiMartino and illustrated by the
lovely Irene Koh. The comic is due to be released some time in June. Because of
this, I’d thought it’d be a good to have a little chat about Korrasami and people’s reactions.
Myself, along with the rest of the bisexual community were
delighted when it was revealed that Korrasami was cannon. ‘Yes!’ we thought, ‘Two
strong bisexual female characters being represented in the media – and on a
children’s show, too!’
However, not everyone shared our delight. Some fans were
angered at the reveal of Korrasami being in a relationship, saying it to be blatant
fanservice and that their relationship developed out of no-where. These were
the same fans who vehemently defended the notion that Korra and Asami were just
friends during the finale, and that anyone who believed that the pair gazing
lovingly into each others eyes whilst holding hands in the portal to the spirit
world we’re absolutely bonkers. That is, until the shows creators, DiMartino
and Konietzko stepped in to verify Korrasami being cannon.
Both of them wrote tenderly written posts about Korra and
Asami’s relationship and how it developed over the series. DiMartino wrote: ‘Our intention with the last scene was to make it as clear as possible
that yes, Korra and Asami have romantic feelings for each other.’
In Konietzko’s post, he
writes how Korra and Asami’s relationship wasn’t intended from the very
beinging, but blossomed over the series’ production: ‘Was Korrasami “endgame,” meaning, did we plan
it from the start of the series? No, but nothing other than Korra’s spiritual
arc was.’ … ‘That’s how writing works the vast majority of the time. You
give these characters life and then they tell you what they want to do.’
All in all, being a bisexual person myself, having my
sexuality being represented in such a positive light by the show’s creators
makes me truly happy. Personally, I can’t wait to read the comic to see what
adventures the couple get up to and how their relationship develops! And to
end, I want to say a huge thank you to Michael and Bryan, for representing us,
for making our voices heard.
One of my favorite Korrasami moments ever is this hug because of the way Korra keeps eye contact with Asami until she’s in her arms (compare that with the hug with Mako a few minutes later where she was looking to the side, and again with the moment in the finale where both Korra and Asami keep each other’s gaze as they walk into the Spirit Portal). Also, I love how Korra’s arms stretch out in anticipation, just waiting to enfold Asami, and how Asami just fits in Korra’s arms like she’s meant to be there. (Of course she is.)
Introverted Intuition (Ni): Asami is quick to sum up other people, to gauge a great deal about them, and to act on her conclusions. In her first introduction, within a few minutes of meeting Mako she’s already planned how to apologize for him for running him over, where to go, and how to accommodate him there. She’s pretty single-minded of purpose and quick to make up her mind. She has set goals (save Future Industries, stop the villains, help Korra) and spends much of her time taking whatever steps are necessary to attain those goals. She doesn’t usually follow the rules or work within the standards of society; she’ll pretty much work with anyone to attain her goals, whether that be working with criminals (Season 2), alongside people who’ve betrayed her in the past like Varrick or her father (Season 4) or going against authority figures like the Earth Queen (Season 3). Her company’s name, Future Industries, is pretty fitting, because that’s usually where Asami’s mind is.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Asami is good at sensing what other people like, at grasping their feelings and putting them at ease. She’s great at comforting others and supporting them in their endeavors, particularly Korra during the second half of the series; she spends a lot of time at Korra’s side offering her words of encouragement and taking care of her in her times of need, even offering to leave behind Future Industries to keep an eye on her after the Zaheer incident. She’s open and honest with her feelings and rarely filters her emotions, talking about them clearly and openly with other people.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): She’s a skilled inventor, and easily sees how things work. She pieces together a feasible sand boat out of the ruins of an airship in the desert; she’s good at putting things together or taking them apart. She’s quick to correct people if she sees a logical inconsistency in their statements. She acts as the brains of the new team Avatar, along with Mako; both of them use their Ti-style logic to solve problems. She’s pretty good at asking questions and balancing grounded reason with emotional motivation (Fe/Ti).
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Asami’s Se is pretty well-developed; she’s very adroit with her environment, loves action and excitement, and utilizes her surroundings frequently to her advantage. She’s observant and quick to take action. She doesn’t particularly wish to work within the system, frequently refusing to play by the rules; she barely hesitates to fight against her own father when he’s revealed as an equalist. She isn’t very impulsive though, and usually thinks ahead rather than reacting in the moment, which contrasts her with Se-dom Korra.
Note: This is a re-type. I will note that Asami is really hard to type; she’s clearly Fe-aux, Ti-dom, but I’ve never been sure if she was ISFJ or INFJ. She was typed before as ISFJ, but on rewatching the series she struck me as Ni-dominant. She just doesn’t use Si; she doesn’t refer to things as they were in the past, she’s not very specific with details, she’s got her mind on the future too much to be Ne-inferior. Hopefully this will settle it, with me and with you, but who knows.