(i’m really sorry about the amon one)
This may be my favorite collection of gifs ever
A few human Raava concept sketches for the Beginnings AU with Kyonz!
Shortly after Raava begins traveling with Wan, she adopts a human form to better understand the way of the humans. Her initial appearance is older, but she de-ages as she grows weaker from Vaatu’s increasing power.
I designed Raava, but in all the time we worked on those episodes I never once thought of how she might look as a human. So it was a delight to see the flood of anthropomorphized fanart once the “Beginnings” episodes aired. In hindsight, it makes sense that people would imagine that, especially hearing her very-human voice, but for me she was always a kite-squid-spirit thing.
Of all the cool and amusing human interpretations of her and Vaatu, this is one of my favorites so far. Exquisite drawings. And I love the idea that she grows younger as her power wanes!
#I can just see the whole thing #they get to know each other in the spirit world #he’s the one that teaches her about the spirit world #so that she can teach korra #aang tells her stories about the air temple monks and playing with his best friend bumi #and his adventures with the gaang #and jinora tells him stories about her siblings and how her dad gets his feathers ruffled #and about how grandma is doing #jinora’s best friend is her grandpa
THERE GOES MY SOUL
that crooked smile must be an Avatar thing
also god I don’t really want to rag on Book 2 stuff too much before I start watching it but um
WHAT IS THIS SHIT ABOUT AANG AND KATARA PLAYING FAVORITES WITH THEIR KIDS.
are you seriously honest-to-god telling me that there’s going to be a plotline all about Kya and Bumi not having spent as much time with their father growing up. are you really trying to tell me that Aang, the person who lost his entire race in a horrific act of genocide, the person who believes in friendship and love and family above all else, the person who cried when a total stranger had her baby and allowed himself to be captured to spare a village of people he’d never met and consistently punished himself every time he thought he might have caused someone harm, the person whose entire goddamn character arc was about learning to balance his kind and loving nature with his responsibilities, would spend years neglecting his first two children just because the last one was the only airbender?!
do you expect me to believe that Katara, who grew up without a mother and felt the pain of that every day of her life, who felt like her father abandoned her and who witnessed firsthand her brother’s self-doubt over his lack of bending, would just sit back and let that happen?
there had better be a canonical explanation for this shit, because this is so at odds with everything Aang and Katara were in ATLA that I am genuinely angry about it. obviously Aang would have shared something with Tenzin he didn’t have with Kya or Bumi because Tenzin was the one he could pass down more of his culture to, but he would never neglect Kya and Bumi to the point that they still remember and are hurt by it in their fifties. they were his family - you know he fucking loved all three of his kids harder then he’d ever loved anything else in his life.
that is some goddamn bullshit.
this thiS THIS THIS.
I will never believe that Aang and Katara were bad parents. Ever. Nope. It makes no sense in the context of their characters.
Avatar: The Last Air Bender [sic] was great because it was incredibly thoughtful for a childrens show and gave the avatar Aang a lot of big issues to work through. There were love stories, but they evolved over time and didn’t take up all of the screen time. With Legend of Korra, it feels like the writers decided that now that there’s a girl at the center of the story, the show has to turn a high school gossip session over who-kissed-whom. Instead of spending time on character development, Legend of Korra mires its characters in absurd, round-and-round fights over who gets to date one another.
B*tch Magazine advocates for less romance in Korra…
I think Korra has a lot of potential. She’s not a perfect “Mary Sue” character: She’s stubborn, doesn’t always listen to others, and likes to solve problems by force. She has a lot of trouble connecting to the spirit world, makes mistakes, and often ends up apologizing to people. But the show’s focus on romance is not giving her enough time to work through her issues. Instead, she is only ever working on dating. It seems like the writers feel that a show’s audience—even for a children’s show—can only relate to a woman through her love story. And that’s just not true. So let’s please have Korra and Asami ditch Mako, develop as people, and save the world together. Thank you.
The romance is what made me drop LoK with a yawn when I loved the original series. I never care about who wants to date whom. It’s done to death.
girl is main character so we gotta make it focus on romance right guys cause that’s all girls care about or are good for in media
fire, air, water, earth
Motherfucker and What The Fuck.
It actually bothers me a little how some people want Korra to be exactly like Aang. They’re different Avatars, in different times, from entirely different upbringings. Yeah, Korra can be irrational with her thoughts, but she’s been very sheltered her whole life and I don’t think anyone really told her about how the world and politics work. She didn’t even seem to have friends until she met Bolin and Mako. Compare that to Aang, who was allowed to roam around and see the world. Before Sokka and Katara, he had Kuzon, Bumi, and all those other airbender children to play with.
I’m not trying to justify Korra’s actions, blowing up at the president and straight up sending Mako’s desk flying are definitely not the best ways to deal with the civil war. I’m just trying to explain that even though she is Aang reincarnated, her new life is vastly different than her old one, so she will act based upon what she has learned from her family and teachers.