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« Reply #630 on: December 24, 2014, 01:44:12 PM »
Rest assured, my friend has already scolded me on not differentiating between the lesbian and bisexual distinction. I already know the difference, but I was just trying to make as humorously blunt a quick-reaction post as possible.

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« Reply #631 on: December 24, 2014, 01:47:31 PM »
I figured. :P

I still haven't seen beyond Korra's pilot, but didn't both of them date the same person at one point or another? I find that pretty funny, actually.
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« Reply #632 on: December 24, 2014, 01:49:52 PM »
Yes, the same boring, boring (with about two really awesome scenes imo) man.  ;D

I wonder if Mako would feel salty about that at all.

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« Reply #634 on: January 02, 2015, 05:49:02 PM »
Now that I've had a bit of time to reflect on my opinions about the franchise, here's how I'd rate each season, personally:

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book One: Water (7/10)- A decent start, but you could tell that they were really in their experimental stage at this point, and hence we had some rather awkward episodes in the mix. I do think that they got their act together by the final episodes of the season, but the lopsided quality of the beginning is what initially turned me away from this show before I gave it another chance.

Book Two: Earth (10/10)- A huge step-up from the first season, IMO. By this point they knew what they were doing, and really managed to make the narrative flow smoothly the entire way through.

Book Three: Fire (10/10)- It continues the momentum of the second season and also gives perfect closure to all of the major characters.

The Legend of Korra

Book One: Air (8/10)- Personally, I found this season to be really solid and entertaining, minus the ending which was far too convenient for the characters and undid any sense of struggle that Korra might have had to endure.

Book Two: Spirits (5/10)- Way too all-over-the place. The plot was a mess, the character development felt weak at best and completely forced at worst, and the only real saving grace here was the "Beginnings" two-parter, which was admittedly excellent.

Book Three: Change (8/10)- While I don't quite love it as much as others do, I found this to be another really solid and entertaining season. Zaheer was a good villain, and narrative went back to having a nice flow. It also helped that the characters stopped acting like idiots like in Book Two (minus Bolin, who always manages to suck, somehow).

Book Four: Balance (7/10)- A really strong start to the first half of the season, but the wrap-up did feel too rushed to me, personally, hence why I don't feel that certain characters, relationships, and plot points got quite as much time for development as they needed. Still, what we got was very entertaining, and mostly well-written.

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« Reply #635 on: October 06, 2016, 01:31:10 AM »

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« Reply #636 on: October 06, 2016, 04:16:21 PM »
I can only pray the contain the same level of stupid bullshit as the Avatar comics.

Which considering they're about Korra, is probably a given.

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« Reply #637 on: October 06, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »

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« Reply #638 on: October 07, 2016, 09:52:49 AM »
Kora as a series has a ton of problems, but even with its flaws I still think that it's an OK show for what it is.

The post-TV show Avatar comics, on the other hand, are some of the most laughably bad pieces of writing that I've seen from a comic book in recent years. They range anywhere from painfully predictable to ridiculously stupid, the latter of which at least makes them kind of entertaining to read through, though.

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« Reply #639 on: February 13, 2017, 11:53:33 PM »
The Korra comics are available for pre-order on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1506700152

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« Reply #641 on: July 31, 2017, 12:02:16 PM »
I was concerned that the Korra/Asami relationship would feel forced and too on-the-nose. Many people I know who otherwise wouldn't care about Korra are showing interest in this comic solely because it's presenting an openly gay relationship in a kids comic, but I had a feeling it would just be very self-congratulatory about the fact and not actually be a believable, enjoyable romance. I liked their friendship in the show, but I never bought that Korra and Asami were actually in love from the final scene despite what Bryke claimed, and if they have to beat us over the head with the idea in the comic then it feels like they knew they didn't do enough in the series to establish it and had to double back to justify it.