Scanned a sample of handmade paper stickers.
Scanned a sample of handmade paper stickers.
"Flying? There were times I believed I could."
badass korra in the badass avatar state (even though it was provoked by TERRIBLE POISONING.)
The ending song for Clear’s Drama CD: Voyage Lucid by Itou Kanako.
Song extraction done by me.
Nope nope nope this song makes me cry so hard already.
thewindbeneathyourweavesaid: ooh what are they?
Mainly the almost…. sorta lackluster writing?
I guess we are upset that while a little scenes here and there and characters (like Jinora or Asami) really shone this season — the actual conflict this season just felt… not there?
Sylar and I were scared by Amon. He was introduced to us as an idea, a meaning. He was a threat that took us to the edge of our seats each episode. We knew the fear Korra knew when she saw Amon. Not only was the idea of not being able to bend scary — but it was also scary because Amon had valid points for wanting a world that way.
The scariest thing about Amon is that he made Korra (and us) question what was right and wrong. In an extreme way — but enough to get a lot of good people on his side. Oppressed people, people with actual problems that we saw in the Avatar world and environment. And his ideal was very threatening and real thing. (I mean, the ending kinda jipped that whole nuance but it was still an effective story)
We didn’t get that with the Red Lotus. We actually…. didn’t really get anything. On screen they either fought, made a joke, or Zahere preached so fanatically it just wasn’t relate-able. And despite them pulling some crazy stunts like killing the earth queen they just didn’t scare us. We felt no attachment to Korra’s right way (which wasn’t a way, it was just against them) and theirs (Which was just causing chaos for balance?).
We had no back story to any of the villains and no real explanations for their motives. They were just bad because they were is what it felt like. And their individual appearances and powers didn’t seem to matter. You could change all of them to be just water benders or just airbenders or gave them no special powers and it would have made no difference to the story.
It seemed like they had cool bending powers to excuse cool fight scenes. Which just isn’t… great writing.
So with no conflict to care about there’s no drama. And no drama in a pointedly Drama genre show… Everything else sorta falls flat.
Not to mention there just wasn’t any resolution with some of the random things introduced. No pay offs. You learn in writing and cinematic storytelling that every scene should progress the story or character development somehow. And that just didn’t show.
Bolin seemed to have a character arc building with Opal —- only for her to be sent off screen halfway through the season. Her presence didn’t even effect his confidence either way… so why exactly was it set up?
Lin and Sue had an interesting conflict between each other… that was solved in two episodes. And afterwards they fight together… but would they not have otherwise? Their new resolve with each other wasn’t really mentioned again.
Mako found his family? We were introduced to his grandmother, which could have posed a great arc for him except that it doesn’t in any way. Aside from giving Mako and Bolin something to do on screen when they aren’t with Korra.
And while we love Korra and her character — she doesn’t really have development of any kind. We’re just watching Korra react to bad things happening to her. Nothing happens that makes her make choices she wouldn’t already make. (Not that this has to happen — but not even this happened). And its upsetting to see her hurt and put into tragedy — but beating up a character isn’t an arc, its a set up to one. (We’re hoping this pays off next season.)
This is all not mentioning the big fact of Book 2. Wasn’t opening the spirit world suppose to change everything dramatically? All we saw were some overgrown vines and shooing spirits off doorsteps.
We wouldn’t be surprised at this point if the chaos in the Earth Kingdom was side commented about and forgotten about in Book 4
The only characters who seemed to have a consistent and meaningful arc throughout this season (and all the books) was Jinora and Tenzin. Who wanted to become a better master and wanted to restore the Airbenders respectfully. That’s why everyone seems to be reacting most to them, we think.
Just our two cents. We still love Avatar, and its always beautiful to watch. We wouldn’t be harsh on it if we didn’t care, I don’t think.
P.S. I mean, we even saw Zhu-li and Varrick working on a machine to combat metal bending… and then never heard from or saw them again. So where was the pay off to showing them at all?
Things like that make us feel like a lot of things were thrown in for a ‘hey look at this cool/funny/nostalgic things’ sake and not for the sake of the story.
oh my god i haven’t drawn them for so long i actually had to look at ref for chrom uh (sweats profusely)
So I’m sure you recognize this as one of the epic moments from “The Prince of Egypt” where we see the super majestic whale as they cross through the Red Sea. However I noticed just one little issue: whale tales don’t move from side to side, they move up and down. And then it hit me, that’s not a whale. That’s not a whale. It’s a motherfucking SHARK. A BIG ASS MEGALODONIAN SHARK. WAITING IN THE WATER TO EAT THE PHARAOH’S SOLDIERS. Goddamn, Dreamworks.
tfw your entire wrist rotates
i’ll admit that the animation is pretty sus but
Link is the master of twirling the master sword in his hands.
im not even in this fandom but i gotta tell u
this shit is hard i had to practice for like 3 months before i got it decently down
like even staff twirling and shit its HARD
Marth’s bloodline is still stealing all the pretty.
A very strong,very beautiful,male princess.
RYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN CRIES EVERYWHERE CAUSES FLOODING I CANT BELIEVE TTT___TT