The best developed and most interesting characters are not the main Krew. Korra has a story, has depth, but it’s being stifled with the writing. Mako could have been a fantastic character, except his character purpose has been written up as “love interest” instead of interesting character who is also a love interest. Why? He has a great story! His parents were killed by a firebender when he was 8 years old, and he himself is a firebender. He’s been struggling to raise his younger brother on the streets, worked with gangs, and is a probender. He’s done a lot of morally ambiguous things before, so why is this not featuring in the storyline? He started dating Asami because they had something in common - probending - and they could talk together about it. Where is that? Where is the implication that his girlfriend no longer has a home or money - or dealing with her losing her own mother, and now father? Bolin is not like Sokka - he has not had moments of brilliance or development or anything really, other than comedic relief. Bolin had to deal with much of what Mako did, but when he tries to do something, it gets shown as “Silly Bolin!”
Poor Asami! Asami, who is shafted most of all. Here’s a smart, pretty, well trained martial artist who loves to race cars. She’s wealthy, but she understands not everyone is because she didn’t start off that way. She lost her mother to a bender, and yet she still finds it within herself to be a big fan of bending as a sport, to date a firebender. Even Katara had more rage about this - and can we guess Asami started to learn to defend herself after her mother died? She starts dating a boy who likes her, who shares something in common with her, and he spends his time flirting (and kissing!) another girl. How awkward and terrible - because it’s obvious Asami wants to be friends with Korra, and wants to get along with her. But her boyfriend is a jerk, everyone assumes she’s evil because she’s pretty, and her jealousy as framed as intervening and irrationaleven though her boyfriend kissed another girl and continues to flirt with her.
I have nothing wrong with shipping, or even these love triangles themselves, what I find wrong is the way the characters are being handled to portray them. It sucks.
And then suddenly Amon becomes the most interesting, most compelling character, and you realize the best characters are all adults - Amon, Tarlok, Lin - what a disappointment. Hire some writers guys.
I really feel like in hindsight, all of the episodes being done by one writing team was probably a mistake. I really feel like under someone else, the Krew could have popped more.
I saw the ask you posted where an Anon asked where they could find all the Avengers Headonon posts (which I love, by the way). Is there any chance you're going to post any more of them? They're just so fun and amusing and sweet!
Yes I definitely am, I have a few prompts squirreled away for when it’s 3am and I’ve had too much coffee and I decide to be silly. :)
Right? And sure, I’ll eat your goofily-offered pineapple and let you touch all my records, and hey, I have a date but do feel free to stroll into my apartment and tell me about your girlfriend troubles. And he ENJOYS DOING IT, that’s the best part.
the thing that made me laugh about that episode was Mike getting to the point where Rachel propositions him
and he’s like “I’M SO TURNED ON RIGHT NOW… I should go see Harvey.”
(and then the disgust in Harvey’s voice when he realises Mike wants to betray him just so he can get laid, and jesus Harvey you are so under-appreciated, if I were Donna I’d have hauled Mike into Harvey’s office by his ear and kicked his ass)
of all the things I can’t deal with in this show, that gif is right up there. The way he looks around to check if anyone’s watching, the little smile, UGH HARVEY STOP BEING SO IN LOVE WITH HIM OKAY IT HURTS ME
the little allowances he makes for Mike’s exuberance absolutely kill me. The fact that he joins in is just… ow. He makes all these concessions for Mike, not just the big ones like “IF HE GOES I GO” but the little ones like “yeah, I’m gonna take a moment out of my day to do a silly impression of Sylvester Stallone”.
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All I want is Mike trailing around New York trying to channel his inner gumshoe with Donna in a trenchcoat and sunglasses, trying to dig up leads on who could have shot Harvey
Meanwhile Harvey is rolling his eyes because there’s only enough room for one Bogart in this law firm, and sure there’s a hole in his shoulder but that doesn’t make him any less intimidating
And Jessica’s desperately trying to manage the fallout that occurs when someone tries to take out your top lawyer in his own office, and she hasn’t got time to wonder why everyone’s speaking in clipped sentences andwhy Harvey’s wearing a fedora.
Korra feels like she is nothing without her bending. She can’t accept Mako’s (half-assed as it is) love because she defines herself totally by her bending. Without it, by her standards, she’s not worthy of love.
And instead of addressing this and showing Korra that she is in fact a full person even without her bending, they totally play into it and reinforce her feelings of inferiority! She is only able to accept Mako’s declaration of love when she feels she is worthy, which can only happen when they’ve given her back her bending.
Yes, Korra was given her bending back. She was totally robbed of the chance to make herself stronger and to actually make a connection with the spiritual realm. We didn’t see her attempting to make that connection. And writers? It’s not being at your lowest point that makes you stronger. It’s climbing your way out of your lowest point. It’s healing that makes you stronger.
Korra was interrupted in the middle of crying, in the middle of working things out, in the middle of beginning to heal herself.
Being broken doesn’t automatically make you stronger. Overcoming. Loving yourself. Radical self-love. Learning that you can lean on family/friends. The process of surviving. The process of healing. Korra was totally robbed of the chance to heal. She didn’t get a chance to work out her issues regarding her self-worth.
Korra literally feels as though she is not the Avatar without the ability to bend, and just giving her her bending back without addressing those issues is reinforcing that complex.
This is important. The loss of her bending also showed us a ton of emotional complexes and trauma that Korra has surrounding her bending. And Korra also needs to heal and learn from *that*. She never got the chance to come to terms with herself, and to learn who she is outside of being a powerful bender.
She was literally taken by surprise by the fact that she was able to get in touch with Aang, because she wasn’t attempting to. She didn’t try to get into the Avatar State, she didn’t struggle with her inner demons (which are totally real and totally exist!). She was just given her bending back, which sure, solves the problem of not being able to bend, but does not at all heal the emotional complexes that Korra has regarding herself and her bending.
On a less serious note, I also have pretty serious problems with Makorra. Mako needed to break it off with Asami a long time ago. Like, an episode and a half ago. Not breaking it off with Asami? Telling her you still care without being totally honest about how you feel about Korra? Dick move.
Also, I have seen no evidence, no evidence at all that Mako and Korra are in love with each other outside of these grandiose declarations they’ve made that almost seem to come out of the fucking blue.
Think back to ATLA. The relationship between Katara and Aang was beautifully developed, even though we practically knew they’d be endgame from the beginning of Episode 1.
Here? We’re basically told that Mako and Korra love each other, although I’m pretty sure we have never actually just seen them enjoying spending time with each other. Korra and Bolin have more of a solid basis for a relationship, being that they play and laugh and seem to actually enjoy each others company. Hell, Korra and Asami have more of a solid basis for a relationship.
And this isn’t even touching on how I feel about the Equalists. The Equalists have a totally legitimate complaint. Very small example: the Council contains no non-benders. Non-benders have no political representation, although I’m pretty sure that a very large proportion (possibly even the majority) of people in the Avatar universe are nonbenders. (I mean, there are 4 airbenders. Four.)
But that’s another post. This is just my ranty feels about LoK finale, and how I feel it failed in a very few key, crucial ways.