what have you done to me bryke

anonymous asked:

I wish I lived in an Alternate Universe where Book 4 (and 5?) of AtLA had never been cancelled for that stupid movie. I feel this was the bad decision that lead to an avalanche of bad decisions (the comics, for example). I've never seen a franchise get messed up so badly, and this is coming from someone who saw season 4 of 'Arrow'. (Oh yeah, I went there) It's a sad thing when a good show gets ruined by poor decisions. I don't want Book 4 of AtLA now because Korra ruined the original plans. :(

I feel exactly the same as you! I want to go to that Alternate Universe! It’s not fair! It was definitely the stupid movie that started it all. It shows how out of touch Bryke really were to think that utter flop of a movie would have been more financially successful than more episodes of the TV series. I also completely agree with you; I have never seen a franchise get so screwed up and downgraded in quality like Avatar.

Bryke seemed like they disagreed with Ehasz quite a lot regarding the future direction of the series. So much so that they didn’t even want to finish all 4 seasons of the show under his writing leadership and so they went with the movie(s) instead. Then they later created a new Avatar series to do things their way…with love triangles! Thus The Legend of Korra was born! The bad writing of the first two Books of TLoK caused the ratings to plummet, and it was eventually taken off cable and made only available to watch online! Writers from ATLA, like Joshua Hamilton and Tim Hedrick, had to be called back in to help salvage TLoK, which is why Books 3 and 4 (well…the first half anyway…) have better writing, but the ratings never did recover. They only went down.

If you go back and look at some of ATLA’s best episodes, like The Storm, or Zuko Alone, or The Awakening, all done by Ehasz or his wife, and then you go and read the comics and compare the two…ugh. It’s just so heartbreaking and painful what Bryke have chosen to do with the franchise. There is just no bridging the vast chasm in writing quality. You get such a touching glimpse into both Aang and Zuko’s painful backgrounds in those episodes. My younger sister was a very casual Avatar fan and has not seen the show since it ended back in 2008. But when she saw me blogging about Avatar, she mentioned how awesome of an episode The Storm was.

If Bryke spearheaded Avatar Books 4 and 5, they would resemble the comics. I wouldn’t want it, either. The comics are so bad, and so different than the show that it is laughable. The art may be nice, but the characterization…yuck. Katara acts like she’s been brainwashed by the Dai Li and she is literally obsessed with Aang. TV show Katara would be grossed out.  And in the TV series, Aang (mostly) acted like a regular kid. In the comics, he acts more like a weird adult man in a child’s body. He’s constantly making out with Katara and it just feels so weird and inappropriate. They act like an old married couple, yet Katara still babies him. It’s just creepy. It’s nothing like the show. Aang started off as a very endearing character in the cartoon and Bryke have really made him very unappealing. These are just NOT the same characters.

Something I just found out recently is that Bryke made a parody video at Comicon 2008 called “Avatar Book 4: Air Forbidden Love” mocking the idea of a Book 4, a Zuko and Katara romance, making fun of the fans for wanting that to happen and using their fanart to make it seem like the fans of that pairing only care about the characters making out…then saying that we “never should have doubted the will of Mike and Bryan”. Um…okay. Apparently the creators were more immature with the shipping stuff than most of the fans were…They said the video was just a joke, but you can clearly tell that there was an insulting tone there.

And it’s crazy that we now know that those ideas they were mocking actually WERE the original plans for the story…LOL. Among other awesome ideas. Maybe Bryke were bitter that people liked Ehasz’ plans better than their version of the ending? It does kill me that they actually had the Air logo for the title screen made back in 2008 and instead of the real Book 4, they used it for…that. >:(

Every time I hear Iroh sing that song during his music night now, it makes me sad about all the scrapped ideas for Book 4: Air.

“Winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter, spring, summer and fall. Four seasons, Four loves. Four seasons, For love.” ♪     :-(

I think one really important thing, which differentiates the Makorra/Korrasami conflict from the Kataang/Zutara one, is that even if you ship Makorra hardcore and feel upset at this ending, which I understand - I really do, and I sympathize - you can feel hurt and post about your disappointments, but I do think that it’s worth acknowledging the amazing step in terms of social issues and representation that Bryke has taken.

Yes, it would be nice to have your ship be endgame, but even if you feel sad and bitter about Korrasami being endgame, on an intellectual, real-world level, you have to applaud Bryke for what they’ve done. This is a HUGE step in the media, and it matters. It matters so much that a mainstream show for children has a same-sex relationship, that kids growing up watching LOK and figuring out their own feelings and sexualities are going to see people like themselves. You can ship Makorra as much as you want - I think Bryke has also done something great in leaving their relationship open enough for plenty of fics and fanarts to ensue - but I think it’s pretty ignorant to hate the fact that Korrasami became canon if it has such a positive impact on real people’s lives in the real world.

So I got an anon overnight (I deleted it because it pissed me off) that took issue with what I said in a post. This one:

“Like Aang and Katara, Korra and Asami share a deep bond of friendship, love, understanding, and trust.”

Basically it was “blah blah blah that’s wrong” and “blah blah blah Mako and Korra also share this”, and that it’s ludicrous to think that Korra and Asami wouldn’t break up because Mako and Korra share the same bond and they broke up.

That’s it, I’ve fucking had it with people. I’m going to say these once and only once so you better pay attention.

1) Yes, Mako and Korra share a bond of friendship, but not to the extent that Korra and Asami do. Who did/does Korra confide in? Asami. Who does Korra not fucking argue with all the time? Asami. Who does Korra seem to trust more overall? Asami. Who did Korra become immediately attached to at the hip with after she and Mako broke it off for good? ASAMI. Who does she apologize to when she had no need to apologize? ASAMI FUCKING SATO. Oh, and who’s the one who took care of Korra after she was poisoned? Asami! To let someone you know see you and take care of you in such a vulnerable state takes some deep trust. Deep trust.

Korra’s bond with Asami is far stronger than Korra’s bond with Mako, so don’t pull this bullshit with me! Mako and Korra never had the trust and love that Korra and Asami have, that’s why they broke up in the first place. Mako betrayed her trust big time, something that Asami has never done. It’s a damn miracle they recovered their friendship in the first place!

2) Do you realize how hard Bryan and Mike fought with Nickelodeon to get Korrasami to be canon? Do you?! After all that fucking work, do you really believe they would have them break up?!

Not to mention what Korrasami means to a lot of people in this world!

You people piss me the fuck off!

continentturtle

replied to your post

“On Zaofu’s yonic imagery, I’ve done some poking around and I’m pretty…”

I think you shouldn’t look for facts to support your theory. The facts we have support that Zaofu is based on the Lotus Temple. Nothing more.

It’s not a theory that the Lotus Temple is yonic or that Zaofu is run by someone who was introduced to us as “the matriarch,” lol. I’m just talking about its implications in the grander scheme of what Bryke was going for. Zaofu stands in contrast to Ba Sing Se and Republic City. What were they trying to say with that?

Believe me, I could write a reaching essay on what it means that Kuvira turns the domes into Mega Maid, and point out how it’s Mako (Mr. Gendered Anxiety) who is the one that blows it up. But looking at Zaofu’s presentation (both architecture and seeming gender roles) and asking if this is consciously evocative of a matriarchy? It’s hardly a liberal reading.

anonymous asked:

Korrasami made me feel validated and normal as a bisexual woman. It made me happy that, for once, the thing I wanted but sincerely didn’t expect to happen in a series happened and then Bryke’s words just made it better. Korrasami is the first time I have cried over a fictional couple. I want to thank Bryan and Michael for doing the brave thing, for fighting, for not giving up. Let there be many more Korrasamis*

mod yakfrost here - Korrasami helps me in the exact same way. I am queer and never in a million years did I think Korrasami would happen, I figured I would have them together in my own fantasy au after the finale…but when they walked into that beam holding hands the tears were running down my face, because they had become two women i could now further relate to on an even deeper level

I’m so grateful to Bryke for what they’ve done, or what they have attempted - the fact that we’ve had a celebration like this proves how much these means to a lot of people, including you and me. 8)

ME ON TUMBLR NOW BE LIKE

*sees makorra on my dash*

UGH DON’T TOUCH ME WHY

*sees makorra rant on my dash*

YES! THIS IS ME! I FEEL YOU SO MUCH MAN! THERE WERE JUST AS MAY MAKORRA SCENES AS KORRASAMI SCENES.

*sees korrasami directly after this*

WHY DID IT BECOME CANON THO? WE NEEDED MORE REAL ROMANTIC MOMENTS BETWEEN THEM DAMMIT! 

*looks within myself*

BUT THE MESSAGE WAS SO POWERFUL

*sees korrasami fanat after avoiding tumblr for a few minutes*

AND THEY LOOK SO CUTE AND HAPPY THO. THIS ISN’T SO BAD!

*likes korrasami fanart*

WHAT AM I DOING!?

*sees makorra again*

GODDAMMIT I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH BUT I’M OKAY WITH YOU GUYS NOT BEING TOGETHER AS OF NOW. YOU ARE MY FLAGSHIP. MY OTP OF OTPS. YOUR DEVELOPMENT WAS GREAT AND IT ONE OF THE GREATEST RELATIONSHIPS I’VE SEEN. I SAIL YOU FOREVER.

*sees even more miscellaneous korrasami stuff on my dash*

OKAYYYYY…I STILL DON’T SHIP YOU CAUSE I NEED MORE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU GUYS ARE IN LOVE BUT I RESPECT YOU FOR WHAT BRYKE MADE YOU STAND FOR AND UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE SHIP YOU BUT I JUST CAN’T RIGHT NOW AND I’M SORRY FOR THAT!

*thinks about this past 5 minutes of my life*

IS THIS MY LIFE NOW LEGEND OF KORRA!? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME!? 

*sobs internally*

BUT I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! YOU’RE THE BEST AND MY FAVOURITE SHOW ALONG WITH ATLA EVER!

*refreshes my dash*

OKAY NOW THAT MY OUTLOOK IS CLEAR LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN!

*the cycle resumes*

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!

This has been a day in the life of a conflicted fangirl. 

*fin*