ironinkpen:

Headcanon: Korra wrote the letters to her father before leaving. Katara helped her make them look like they were postmarked from Republic City, and delivered them to Tonraq every few weeks to keep up the charade.

i’m thinking of the eventual flashback and then we’ll have the korra/katara scene and probs they’re gonna talk shit so important and heartfuckingbreaking/heartfuckingwarming im going to

holy shit

hOLY SHIT

ii just got home from work and watched Book 4’s premiere of Legend of Korra i

am a fucking mESS OH MYgoD i need a moment a fucki moMENTHOLY CRAP 

MY KORRA GURL 

WHY MUST U

ironinkpen:

Okay, so.

I cannot begin to tell you how deliciously this character development we’re seeing here parallels Aang’s, or how excited I am about it. Because. Holy. Shit. We all know Aang- he’d been a scared kid when found in the iceburg, and matured into a wise, full-fledged Avatar by the end of his series. His entire character arc was based on him building up his self-confidence.

What makes Korra’s character arc special is that it, instead, has to do with the destruction of self-confidence and regaining it.

Korra’s introduced as the Winner. The Tough One. Bending’s in her blood- she learned how to bend three elements by the age of 5, mastered them by the age of 17. I found it unique that they introduced a main character that already had strength behind them, because the usual arc for protagonist has to do with learning to be strong and brave (see again: Aang). Korra’s already strong and brave. She’s got that.

Which makes it even more interesting to see her as she is now.

"Whatever happened to [that Avatar girl] anyway?"

Well, Korra doesn’t know. What did happen to her? Where’s the Korra that arrived fresh off the boat in Republic City and stopped a robbery? That became the first Avatar of the new age? That restored the Air Nation?

Easy. Every enemy she faced broke down a part of her confidence. Amon: her confidence in her ability. Unalaq: her confidence in her choices. Zaheer: her confidence in her purpose. All traits that were tied closely to her perceived identity as the Avatar, which was the core of her development for, well, 12 years of her life.

Aang is great, I love Aang so, so much, but there’s something about Korra’s character that hits me in a more personal way. She’s down on her luck. She’s at the bottom. She has nothing left. She’s unsure of herself, alone, and unsuccessful. She’s had nothing in life other than her title as the Avatar- all her time was put into training, and where does that get her now? She’s not the Avatar anymore, not really, so what is she?

Who is she?

Aang’s entire arc followed him finding his strength, but Korra’s? Korra’s isn’t finding her strength.

It’s finding herself.

logic on the doctor who fandom:

  • episode happens. everything is laid out, perfectly explained, no rooms for theories, etc. = lame episode, doesn’t contribute to continuity; couldve been better.
  • episode happens. somethings are left to the viewer’s imagination, but there’s also a great deal of in-depth character building = lame episode, the writer sucks because of SO mANy plot-holes; couldve been better.

honestly idk what kind of sci-fi some fucks in this fandom want.

Anonymous: um why are you defending Listen so much? Moffat made a mockery of the doctor and insulted canon with that ending. The show is called Doctor WHO for a reason. We're losing all the mystery surrounding the show which is meant to be there. We don't want to be shown the rest of the TARDIS interior, we don't want to see the inside of a dalek and more than anything we don't want to see the doctor as a child, or see the time war e.t.c...what he did to the canon here is something i can not forgive!

deflected-narcissism:

Well okay, but you do realise your entire argument here is literally'I don't want any characters, creatures, or locations in this show to be explored in depth ever”

Like, do you not understand how weird this argument is? Yeah I suppose the doctor needs to keep that air of mystery that surrounds himself, but I fail to see how what 'Listen' did was in any way insulting to the mystery of the show? What did we learn about the doctors past that we didn’t already know? That one day thousands of years ago he cried once in a barn?…because that’s literally it. 

Did you get this angry when we first learnt the name of the doctor’s home planet in 'The Time Warrior'?

Did you get this angry when the doctor gave us an avid description of Gallifrey in 'Gridlock'?

Did you get this angry when we SAW Gallifrey on screen itself in 'The Sound of Drums'?

Did you get this angry when we learnt of the Time Lord Academy, or of the doctor’s childhood nickname of ‘Theta Sigma’, or of his friendship and education with the Master (Koschei) and the Rani (Ushas)?

We’ve known a great deal about the doctor’s back story and past right from the beginning, not least in Russell T Davies’ era of the show, so then why one earth would finding out that at one point in his childhood, the doctor cried himself to sleep, bother you? (oh wait, I know why…it’s called bias)

Look, with all due respect, this is a television show, With actual characters. Characters that deserve to have depth, to have exploration, to have their stories told. While, yes, the doctor is a mysterious character, there is no way that I want to have character exploration and development fridged for the sake of a principal. With your argument, you might as well not watch Doctor Who, or simply TV in general at all, because character development is always going to happen. Because it deserves to.

Getting pissed because Moffat showed us a few rooms in the TARDIS (even though we’ve seen the TARDIS interior many times before), or getting pissed because Moffat showed us the Time War, or getting pissed because Moffat showed us what a Dalek looks like on the inside seems simply nonsensical.These aspects of Doctor Who are huge and important world-building elements of the main character’s life. Why shouldn’t we see them?

Forgive Steven Moffat for daring to show us something quiet, and sincere. Forgive Steven Moffat for daring to show us something no writer has shown us before. Forgive Steven Moffat for showing us a meaningful and inspiring and important moment in the title character’s life.

Whether you liked it or not.

jinlian:

korra is possibly the most important tv character i’ve seen in my whole life

a young, powerful brown-skinned girl who chases after her own life; who fights for her own choices; who is aggressive and physical and anything but shy; who takes joy and pride in her own strength and skill; who challenges others to be better, including her mentors, without holding back; who is the most empathetic, loving character who will do anything for people she does not know; who loves wholeheartedly and without reserve; who will sacrifice her life for the world; who is beaten down and broken and depressed but smiles for children and finds the strength to fight through anything with nothing but her own spirit

korra

Don’t know about others but I’m just very swayed by the finale of Korra’s book 3. It was desperately epic, very bittersweet and immensily beautiful to watch. I’m so proud of what this show has become and what Korra the character has become. That last frame, where Korra despite her being under a lot of emotional and physical turmoil is obviously happy for the flourishing of the things for which she sacrificed herself.. that last frame tells volumes about this story, and I’m so happy because of how mature and raw the story is. I couldn’t wish for a better continuation of ATLA. I think that more than anything, the creators and everyone involved have done justice to what ATLA was, and even though these two are different shows it’s proved (not only in this finale, but other number of times) that The Legend of Korra is undoubtedly able to make us feel what ATLA did: passion.

here’s a maniac laugh for when korra beats those red lotus arses for good

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