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#1 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

Definitely want to put my thoughts on the finale here, it's partly the reason I'm breaking my CV curfew. Overall I did find Day of the Colossus and The Last Stand to be a solid and enjoyable finale to the show. There was tension in the desperation to stop Kuvira and her army and when Hiroshi died, that was a well executed death scene with plenty of meaning and emotion for Asami. The excellent pacing moved from one sequence to the next deftly with satisfactory timing. I loved the animation style and the wonderful action seqeunces with Team Avatar vs The Giant Mech were so creative and fluid. Plus Korra vs Kuvira was great seeing Korra back in tip top fighting shape.

As for the themes, it's excellent when any show tackles social, political and religious issues in a smart and refreshing way. For The Legend of Korra to do it and still be able to be shown to a younger audience is a testament to the writers of the show. Mature yet accessible content always makes for better shows. So when Korra opened a new spirit portal in the spirit wilds and restored balance between spirits and humans, I guess that took things full circle on her spiritual journey. I do wish more time could have been spent on Kuvira's motives and psyche but there's only so much you can fit in a 20+ minutes per episode so what we got was good. And Mako had an excellent last input to the series, even if his sacrifice would have packed more punch if he'd died in the process. But fitting in Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding plus Mako's funeral in the last 5 minutes would have been difficult I guess.

To make my post even longer now, I almost feel obliged to talk about 'The Thing.' As War Killer and others have mentioned, I would have much preferred the finale to end after her conversation with Tenzin, or even better, if opening that new spirit portal somehow reconnected her with her past lives and she got to talk to Aang one last time. It would have been even better if, by some miracle, they got Aang's child voice actor back one last time to talk about the return of the Airbenders, the spirit portals, the new state of the world, Korra's growth as an Avatar etc. It would have been a wonderful way to compare both series and to pass the torch on from one Avatar to the next expressing his approval and gratitude for what Korra's done.

Instead, we get the rather overshadowing and ambiguous ending of opening the possibility for the Korrasami ship to sail. To be fair, it was at least executed well and its ambiguity works in its favour. It leaves the question up in the air for Korra and Asami to just be close friends or something romantically more. Anything less subtle and Mumsnet along with every Evangelical Christian group in America would be hounding Nickelodeon and the Avatar creators. However, I can't deny that this ending overshadows the finale's own merits. Korrasami was trending like wildfire on Twitter and Tumblr with ecstatic Korrasami shippers over the moon. Perhaps this was one last fanservice as Bryke and Michael have shown interest in shipping before. So what bugs me most about Korrasami is that the finale's most memorable aspect isn't going to be the characters, the thematic undertones or even the fight scenes. It'll be the one last wink to the audience by acknowledging the shipping fanbase and giving them a bi sexual couple hint. And that's a real shame IMO.

I think a big reason ATLA had much more character development and the reason people felt that it answered more questions is because it had about 20 episodes per season. All of LOK seasons felt rushed up until the last episode(except for season 3 and partially 2). The seasons all started off good, but I felt as the episodes went on, they started rushing it. Also, an episode was wasted with Remembrances. A lot could have been filled in that one extra episode.

#2 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@petey_is_spidey:

And this is the thing that bugs me, not only with this show but with others. Audience always thinks that every character in a show is in a secret relationship with another! JLU & Teen Titans are just two examples. Well news flash! Every show does not and will not have a secret love affair or triangle.

They don't, they just put a lot of stock in the idea, people love that sh*t

But there was a love triangle in JLU between John Stewart, Hawkgirl and Vixen.

When I say shipping between characters I mean the "relationships" that aren't obvious/inconclusive/don't even exist, which is exactly what Korrasami is.

#3 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@petey_is_spidey said:

@theacidskull said:

@deranged_midget said:

Am I missing something? Am I the only one who saw the ending completely different than apparently everyone else is making it out to be?

You and I both, bro.

But eh, it got people talking. This will feed tumbler for eternity. :P

That makes three.

Honestly, I think because most of their audience is on Tumblr, they just decided 'screw it, let's appease them'.

And this is the thing that bugs me, not only with this show but with others. Audience always thinks that every character in a show is in a secret relationship with another! JLU & Teen Titans are just two examples. Well news flash! Every show does not and will not have a secret love affair or triangle.

#4 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@deranged_midget said:

Am I missing something? Am I the only one who saw the ending completely different than apparently everyone else is making it out to be?

You and I both, bro.

But eh, it got people talking. This will feed tumbler for eternity. :P

That makes three.

#5 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

So many questions left unanswered!

Didn't mind the Korrasami but they should have put more time into it if they wanted to go that route and not just rush it.

Where the hell is the montage of what happened to the characters? I need closure!

But the thing is that we don't know if they went that route. All evidence points to them being friends. That's maybe why they didn't put more time into it, because it wasn't meant in that intent(this is my take on it).

#6 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

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#7 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

Just to know about the people implying that they're lesbo/bi, why or how do do you imply this. I mean is it because they're holding hadns?(cause heterosexual girls do that all the time). I mean I'm just curious how you guys come to this conclusion.

I don't think Korrasami is a thing. Maybe they are at most bi curious, but I think the show could have done a little better with that bi curiousity trait, instead of just having one blushing because of a compliment earlier this season. So, it feels somehow like male writters make female characters out of the blue lesbians just because they dig that, hate it when female sexuality is shown that way, that happens too often, and implies that women all have a homosexual tendency. Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with homosexuality, I just prefer characters with a more consitent sexual orientation.

I think the reason people are dissatisfied with the Korrasami ship is because it just feels forced, like having a homosexual couple for the sake of "being inclusive/progressive"..

It feels forced and that's why it shouldn't be there. She just goes away with Asami, no good bye's no helping to rebuild the earth kingdom, after she had to proof she was still relevant, she is just going to run away... sorry but I'm really disappointed.

Also, a better ending would be Korra reconnecting with her past lives or talking to Aang.

#8 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@arcus said:

@petey_is_spidey said:

@arcus: Wow that's quite a few to read. Will it bother you kind sir to tell me what happen? :D

Umm...it's kinda complicated

Never mind then, don't want to waist your time.

Here goes an hour and a half of my life...

#10 Edited by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde said:

@petey_is_spidey said:

@arcus: Wow that's quite a few to read. Will it bother you kind sir to tell me what happen? :D

You're too lazy to read it for yourself? Obviously you don't care THAT much.

It's like an HOUR AND A HALF!!