“Korra and Asami both deserve each other SO MUCH, yet they’re both so in AWE that they have each other.”
And I thought-
It’s like- I have you? Are you serious? Me, having someone like you, without even asking? You, just…being there.
I can’t believe I have you.
After all the shit they’ve gone through, to find THIS out of the gate…it’s unbelievable. It’s like a fucking magic rainbow. They spend some time at the beginning of the relationship just in AWE that it’s finally happening, because this is something they’ve both dreamed of for years. And even then, as they grow old together, they’re still in awe.
And although neither will admit it, or nonetheless realize it, they both deserve each other so, so much. They’re just both too selfless and focused on others to admit that, but eventually- EVENTUALLY- they come to realize that they both need, and deserve, this perfect, amazing woman that seemed to drop out of the sky for them.
It’s something of a tradition in the Southern Water Tribe. They’d take minerals, ground them to a paste, and paint them on sealskin canvas. Of course, this originated from the war painting that you saw with Sokka in ATLA, but after the war, some people have approached it artistically.
Korra’s never done much painting, but Asami’s enough inspiration. So, after a Water Tribe visit back home with her parents, Korra takes some paint back.
She begins to paint.
Asami is none the wiser; she sees Korra paint various things (objects on the desk, the sunset), but really, these are just things Korra’s ‘painting’ to hide from her masterpiece.
Eventually, on a dinner date (or without a dinner date, Korra’s very sweet that way), Korra whips up a beautiful self-portrait of Asami. Maybe it’s not perfect, or exact, but it’s enough. Enough to make her cry.
so I fell in love with the new villains of the Legend of Korra very quickly and decided to cosplay combustion woman aka P'li since I more or less have the same hair anyway, and here’s the first makeup test! I can’t wait to actually recreate her outfit because now it’s really an improvised mess of things I already had in my closet
This is probably my favorite video that I’ve made.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all my videos (even if some people don’t) but this one always gets to me (not to sound egotistical or anything). I just always felt so bad for Aang being the last airbender and then when book 3 happened I just cried when Tenzin said, “I just wish your grandfather were here to see this”.
So to just have it all laid out like this, in a video, along with the amazing music produced by Jeremy Zuckerman… I always get hit with feels when I watch it.
I had a bit of a lightbulb-moment earlier tonight, and I’m going to be shocked if this hasn’t been brought up before, but I just realized that Korra inviting Asami on a vacation to the Spirit World, “just the two of us”, is a direct parallel to Asami’s offer to accompany Korra at the start of the book.
“You have light and peace inside of you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you.”
-Iroh, A New Spiritual Age
There are so many little things in A New Spiritual Age that are said during Iroh’s encounter with Korra that I completely love because I believe in them so completely. This is one of them.
I honestly believe in what I can best say is the divinity within every human being. There is light inside of every soul on this planet, and it our individual responsibilities to nurture it in ourselves and each other. The world is filled with darkness, pain and chaos, and often it seems like we’ll all get swallowed up in it. I do not have the power to stop that in the world, in others or in myself.
But there is light where there is dark. And I do my best to balance it, for my part.
So when I can, I choose kindness and love. I choose hope and healing. I choose understanding. I try. And then when times get tough for me or others, it’s easier to remember:
I have the light inside.
“Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.”