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13 May 2012 @ 06:07 pm
 
Partial thoughts on Episode 6 of Legend of Korra here: http://ontd-lok.livejournal.com/38595.html?style=mine#comments

In general, probably my favorite episode of this season. Things just got EPIC.

Also, note to self; Do not wander into Korra fandom ever again. Though I suppose I should have known better.
 
 
 
angry female EXTREMISTa_white_rain on May 14th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
WHY DOES SUCH A GOOD SHOW HAVE A HORRIBLE FANDOM
anime_babbleanime_babble on May 15th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
It's about the only show where the fandom kinda makes me hate the show because I can't sometimes get on board with some characters due to fandom's characterization of them if that makes any sense.

I just wanted to discuss my complicated feels about Tenzin/Lin/Pema? But apparently a lot of that went over people's heads to the point where I just gave up.

Also, sorry to rant at you, but OMG, if ONE MORE PERSON 'explained' to me why Lin was not the nicest to Korra when she first arrived in the city, I think I would have screamed. Like, yeah, that's the interpretation I WANTED, and YOU ARE SO ORIGINAL for it, but THAT IS NOT WHAT THE SHOW SAID. I can come up with six different reasons, but that means nothing if that is not creator intent.
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anime_babbleanime_babble on May 16th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for your comment...and I totally agree with all of it! This is the sort of thing I was hoping for when I made the post, because this whole side plot just doesn't sit well with me and is so unnecessarily messy. I feel like fandom is running all over to excuse/explain the *nuances* of such a story decision, when I can pretty much guarantee the show will never. So, I'm looking at just what the show has chosen to present and I really don't like it.

I was hoping for better romances this time around; AtLA was a hot mess on that front. Sokka/Suki were the only well developed relationship, and even that was largely because they didn't have a lot of screen time to be messed up. While I understand Aang/Katara, and Zuko/Mai and largely LIKE the idea of them together, the developed was rushed or missing respectively. Like you, I'm not too bothered by the Mako/Korra/Bolin/Asami stuff because they are young and stupid (though if they go, "Oh Korra! Now that Asami is totally evil, you are totally my backup!" I will face-palm like crazy), but the Tenzin/Pema/Lin storyline is about adults. And I'm sorry, but if the author intent was for me to like or approve of Pema and Tenzin, why give Pema lines that Ikki would have found overwrought and overly dramatic? Not to mention the subsequent romantic sighs of her audience (ie. signal for the audience to find it romantic). Sure, it may be realistic, but since no one has actually called them out for it (like, maybe that was a crap thing to do to a childhood friend, since she's still apparently bitter over it), I'm assuming that the author believes that this is ok? Also again, not holding out hope that any of this will be addressed at all.

And did the authors not think before pitting the career oriented, more masculine Lin against motherly young, extremely fertile Pema, and then implying that LIN was the 'wrong woman', whereas Pema stood for true love? And hell, if they didn't even think that, there's a whole other box to unpack as to why these were the default character troupes that they went for.

I plan to continue watching, because I do enjoy what the show IS good at, but fandom continues to disappoint.

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anime_babbleanime_babble on May 17th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Hopefully the rest of the season will have less of this relationship drama. They have set up an interesting antagonist in Amon, and I'm interested in seeing where they go with it.