I’m a big fan if the ATLA series. Since it’s been a while I decided to rewatch The Legend Of Korra. I want to discuss something I’ve never spoken up about. And I’m probably going to piss some people with what I’m about to say but here goes (Don’t read if you like/ship Korrasami)
I myself am a gay male, and I LOVE seeing LBGT themes portrayed on television, but I strongly dislike the Korrasami ship. I think it’s the most forced ship in a series I’ve ever seen. I have nothing against it or the people who ship it, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. It was great as a crack ship, but the fact that it was made canon is absurd imo. Let me explain.
I think it’s amazing that the creators (Michael Dante DiMartino
Bryan Konietzko) had the balls to place a Bisexual couple in a series on a channel aimed at children. They really pushed boundaries by this, and I respect what they did, but I think they did it for the wrong reasons. From my point of view, it looks like Korra and Asami were slung together just to pander to the LGBT community or LGBT fans of the shoe period, which isn’t cool. Because let’s be honest people; what romantic development did the two of the have together? 0. Their relationship is best described as that of best girl friends. They hung out, laughed together, cried together, and comforted each other like best girl friends do. I never saw any inkling that they might be romantically attracted to each other.
Additionally, what the hell was that “hetero lens” comment all about? The series has a shit tone of straight fans and that was a basically a huge fuck you to them if weren’t satisfied with Korrasami being endgame. He was basically saying he screwed one portion of the fandom to please another. Either way that comment came of as rude and nasty and was entirely unnecessary.
And even if there was some romantic chemistry that I missed, it still wasn’t on par with what Mako and Korra had. Yes Mako was a dick to her a lot of times, and Korra wasn’t always Miss Perfect Girlfriend herself (especially in the first half of Book 2), but they were teenagers! What teenage couple doesn’t have problems? You’re living in a fools dream if you think every and all couples are supposed to be 100% kisses and rainbows all the time. Mako and Korra’s relationship was realistic, with ups downs, fights, and make ups. Even after they broke up for good, it’s obvious that they still had feelings for each other.
And although I do ship Mako and Korra to the core, I think I would’ve been much happier if the series had ended with Korra not in a relationship at all. Korra is a strong, independent woman. She’s proved that multiple times throughout the entire series. And it’s SO RARE to end a series without any love interests for the main character. This was the perfect series to do just that and it seems like wasted potential.
Lastly, another thing I don’t like is how Korrasami shippers harass people who still ship Makorra. We get it, your ship it canon. You won. You don’t need to be dicks to them and say they’re homophobic for not liking your ship. I’m gay and I don’t care for your ship; Does that make me a homophobe too? Grow up. (And if you don’t bash Makorra shippers, then this obviously does not apply to you)
Anyway that’s all I have to say. Please don’t see this as shitting on Korrasami because that wasn’t my intent. A thanks to those of you who actually read this all the way through.
Okay but how great would it be if they did a new series
where Asami comes across the new avatar whilst wandering around the earth kingdom looking for a connection to her deceased bae, Korra, and during their jouney of training and kickbutt she becomes the equivalent of Uncle Iroh to the younger prince Zuko- but with more “korra would’ve just punched him” or “i cant believe its not korra” and “and this is why you need more muscles”, before she dies midway through the 3rd season just to fuck with the viewers feelings
Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avacatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I adopted the new Avacatar, a kittybender named Steve. And although his felinebending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Steve can save the world.
“You have indeed felt a great loss, but love is a form of energy, and it swirls around us. The Air Nomads’ Aang’s love for you has not left this world. It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.”
The announcement of the upcoming graphic novel brought up all sorts of old feels, so in commemoration of the continuing story, I decided to break my own heart. Enjoy.
Ok so like in the avatar world you would think that waterbenders would be the fire fighters right? Like a bunch a of waterbenders just getting water from a lake or a river and dousing the fire. But you know what’s better? Firebender fire fighters. Just like someone’s house catches on fire and firebenders just… turn it off,,.. Just like no, the fire is done for today
EPISODE #1: BRYAN KONIETZKO AND MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO
Bryan likes to talk. A lot. Not Mike. Luckily for the rest of us, they both like to make cartoons in the exact same way. In the debut episode of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, host Hector Navarro talks to the geniuses and best friends behind two of the most awesome cartoons in TV history - Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.