Quote of the Week

Take a shower, shine your shoes/ You got no time to lose/ You are young men you must be living/ So go now you are forgiven.
-The General, Dispatch

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why Avatar: The Legend Of Korra Is A Really Good Show

Okay, about to fangirl here.  I am a HUGE Avatar fan.  Not blue people Avatar.  Avatar: The Last Airbender.
This one

Not this one.
I think that as a show, it was incredibly well written and engaging and that the characters were well-developed and rounded characters.  All of them have good and bad qualities that make them seem like real people.  Which is why I loved that show so much.  I was so sad when it was over.

When I hear that the creators were making a new show, a sequel, I nearly had a heart attack of fangirl joy.  I was so excited and when Korra finally started, I was glued to my seat.  It is brilliant.  Honestly.

The thing that I hear the most on websites is that people don't think that Korra is as good as the Last Airbender.  What I think is that they are trying to draw too many parallels with the original series.  But you have to look at the show as its own separate entity.  The characters are all older than the characters in the original show, the issues are different, and since the show is going to be shorter than The Last Airbender, so the plot has to be more condensed than in the original series.

Another thing that annoys the pants off of me is the SHIPPERS.  OH MY GOD, DO NOT LOOK UP LEGEND OF KORRA ON TUMBLR IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR INNOCENCE.  I have and it was not a good decision.  The shippers are INSANE.  I didn't even know that people could be that crazy.  And I know crazy.  But these people will ship (if you don't know what shipping is, consider yourself lucky.  Basically, they go crazy pairing characters that they want to be in relationships.) anything.  These people ship Mako and Bolin, who are brothers.  Something is wrong up in the head, if you know what I mean.  I mean, I understand shipping, it's fun having head cannons,  but at the same time people need to take a step back and just let the creators of the show take the show where they want to take it.  It's their show.  They can do whatever they want.

But I love Legend of Korra because of how the show has matured.  They aged the characters so that the kids who watched the first show would still be interested in it because the characters were still around their age, which I think is so cool.  Plus, the characters have all of the lovable qualities that made the first show endearing.

And Meelo.  He is my favorite.  I want them to do an episode dedicated to this child, but since they need to pack in the plot, I doubt it's going to happen.  In fact, I just want more screen time for all of the air bender kids.  Just watch this and tell me that they are not amazing.

Impossible, right?  That is why I love this show.  I highly recommend both it and the original Avatar: The Last Airbender.  They are both awesome shows and even if you aren't a kid you can totally appreciate them.

Oh, and total like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon moment. Ready?  I'm about to blow your mind.

Zack Tyler Eisen, the kid who voices Aang in the original series?  Yeah, he's my cousin.

Love and kisses,



  1. You're related to famous people?!?

  2. Oh, man. There are people out there much worse than Shippers. Be thankful they are just pairing them up in relationships. They could do much, much worse. Look up rule 34 on urban dictionary.

  3. WOW. OKAY. NO WAY. HE'S YOUR COUSIN??????? THAT IS SO COOL. I really can't believe that. What's he like? How closely are you guys related? I can't get over this. That's amazing, is what that is. TELL ME ALL ABOUT HIM. WHEN CAN I MEET HIM??? Is he famous?

    I watched the old show, but I stopped after a while. I just don't watch that much TV anymore. I'm not trying to sound pretentious or anything--I just really don't watch much TV. But I loved it! And I thought it was a water bender for forever. The new series looks really good!

    And I definitely agree with Alex. I wouldn't do anymore exploring on tumblr. You may not like what you find.

    ...Or perhaps you will.

    That was weird. Sorry. But you know what I mean.

    GREAT POST. You're awesome.

  4. WOW. HE'S YOUR COUSIN. OMFG. HOLY CABOOSIES!!! but that's great. and i havent really watched legend of korra, let alone the last airbender, because i was small when it was actually airing on tv, and so i saw like, just three episodes.. :P but then later, i reached till book 3: fire, but then the serial just mysteriously stopped, or rather restarted.. so. but i really love it. and i wanna finish watching the series.
    you write awesome stuff. :)


Hey ya goon! If you liked it, tell me so!