She Ra by Aisha Sanya Anwar
Kevin Sorbo, known for his role as Hercules in the 90s TV show, went on a Facebook rant against black protesters in Ferguson. He later apologized on TMZ, making it clear he is not a racist, he just writes racist things.Wtf is that fucked up non apology?
I have never looked at Sorbo the same since he came out back in 2008 as a very, very racist Republican.
While I was watching this part I noticed that this was the same place Jet died. When Jinora looked shocked, my cousin pointed out that Jinora probably saw Jet’s remains.
sometimes y’all reblog the stuff bryan says like YEAH TELL THOSE NOSTALGIA GOGGLE WHINERS! !!! and rly uncritically sometimes and I don’t know what to do with you tbh
Incidentally I said this before learning that Bryke didn’t write or direct the finale that everyone said was the best so far.
That is hilarious to me.
That is mad telling, is it not?
That they weren’t involved and its been widely accepted as OMFG I AM NOT OKAY!!!! I NEED MOAR at best and #NotBad at worst?
Why are people still stanning for them lol idgi
I understand appreciation for the creative team (same!) and the animation (hell yeah) and a show centered around a brown heroine (hell yes!)
But bryke at this point?
They’re twelve. They are shipping-petty. They wanted Toph and Azula to be dudes. They wanted Asami to be a turncoat villain. The mentioned the Earth queen as if she might be a positive figure and we see how that turned out. Ginger was a prize and evaporated after being gifted. Lin’s narrative is being Tenzins ex and bitter and alone. Toph was a bad mother, and Suki also evaporated, I guess?
I mean, there are SO many other examples.
They -in terms of writing women/their narratives- are not nearly as revolutionary as they keep getting credit for?!?
AtLA was damn amazing and LoK has so much potential but that’s the result of a collaborative effort, not the infallible whim of mike and bryan
((Where is katara?))
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
what bothered you in particular about lin and her sister? <3 I thought they handled it decently
well, first of all, it was very hard to feel any sympathy for Lin for a 30 year grudge over something her sister did as a young teenager, where she hadn’t even spoken to her. IN 30 YEARS. Second, the way it was suddenly all okay after they fought was super weird, I even wondered if Lin had been brainwashed for a second.
Third, this is probably down to questionable voice acting and animation body language, but I genuinely throught Su might be evil and in cahoots with acupuncture guy because she looked to the side all weird when he was caught and then went behind Lin’s back immediately after. But I guess they weren’t trying to say anything with that.
I thought that too! She did look awkwardly to the side exactly like he had done earlier, maybe they’ll still do something with that.
I thought maybe Lin didn’t talk to her for a few years, and then felt too ashamed to do it, and pretended to continue on principle because of her pride. There was really no reason for her to assume her sister would welcome her with open arms.
As to why she didn’t patch things up almost immediately after realizing she was welcome, seriously, I think that had a lot to do with korra reminding her she was a bitter old lady continuously.
To be honest, I would have had about the same amount of patience for that nonsense as Korra did, and I think she really was trying to help. But she lost her temper when Lin yelled at Opal, which is when I would have been like “what the fuck is wrong with you” too. I’m with Korra on this one.I guess there’s a certain kind of person that doesn’t understand grudges very well.
But Korra didn’t know what the grudge was over like we did, it could of been something extremely serious. It just wasn’t her place to meddle I thought, especially because Lin was at Su’s place as an outsider, the fight was heavily weighted against her in every way.
There’s also the factor of location, that city was where they both grew up wasn’t it? Many people “revert” to their childhood selves when they get back to that place if something striking happened there.
I agree with you it was resolved too quickly, suddenly everything was okay.
And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog
ana2199 replied to your post: “ana2199 replied to your post:One thing I appreciated was that she…”:If not, I’m glad it went online, this finale was actually effective in making me feel sorry for korra, I didn’t pity her, but I felt something. One thing I strongly disliked though was zaheer flying.
Haha, you don’t like her much? Yeah, they succeeded in making me scared for Korra when she was about to be poisoned. Of course we knew she’d make it, but the question was how and at what cost.
Oh man, I had no idea what to make of it. He already basically wished himself into being an airbender, then he becomes a special snowflake by flying. The Avatar universe isn’t steeped in reality, but flying seems ridiculous somehow.
I was shocked at the way P’Li went. And Ming Hua’s death was chilling. I mean, Mako did it at point blank range.
For me, him flying was ridiculous because the avatar universe, with 4 clear cut powers grounded in limitations, allowed for the action to feel more natural, with less ass pulls and sudden power ups. In Korra, they added a lot to the basic powers, but it was still variations that were used before or made sense with the powers, it was still a little too much for me with the lava bending and such, but it was still acceptable.
Now with him flying, all bets are off, and this unique thing about the avatar universe that the powers were more grounded in world building is broken.
I feel the same way. But it’s interesting that the fanbase seems to have universally accepted that sky bison fly despite being much heavier than humans, while a human doing it seems strange.
I don’t see it that way, with the bisons, it’s a fantasy animal in this established fantasy universe filled with different sorts of animals. It’s not harder to accept that a sky bison flies anymore than it is to accept it exists. And it was there from the beginning, and didn’t ever allow for sudden unexplained powerups. In Atla, Appa’s main function was to take them from place to place, an absolute necessity if you want to explore a world.
I think I’d feel less meh about the flying if it was explained further? Like what “entering the void” is and what it means. This is the most clarification I’ve seen, but it’s still too vague to mean much.
No matter how they explain it to me, it just doesn’t work, and with even the good guys being impressed and talking about how only one person before had done it thousands of years ago, it feels too much like the writers going “you know, I think he isn’t badass enough just yet, let’s make him fly!”
ana2199 replied to your post: “ana2199 replied to your post: “ana2199 replied to your post:One thing…”:It’s not so much that I don’t like her, but that it’s hard for me to feel sorry for a character, I’m usually with them, rooting, but it doesn’t touch me you know? With korra it’s even harder because her getting kidnapped is unfortunately common
I saw someone making parallels of this episode with Sozin’s Comet, but I found this fight lacking. For one, because yeah, Korra seems to be kidnapped often. The poison weakened her considerably, and she was forced into the Avatar State not of her own will. Also Aang found his own way to defeat Ozai, while Korra was unable to finish the job herself.
I didn’t watch the 2 season, so I can’t tell. But was Korra ever allowed to win a grand fight? I was watching the finale and, while enjoying it, feeling that korra kept getting her butt kicked, it was weird to watch her getting kicked in the avatar state by basically being manhandled, he literally picks her up and throws her around a couple of times, it was almost uncomfortable to look at.
Sozin’s Comet was in ATLA! And you skipped Book 2 entirely?
I kept expecting her Avatar State to turn off because she was being thrown around so much. She does win the Book 2 fight, but I didn’t like the general ridiculousness of circumstances and she needed Jinora’s help.
Oh, don’t worry, I watched atla, I was talking strictly about korra.
So no, man, she’s really getting short handed here, I feel like with the type of hero she and Aang are, they need to get at least one great show of power by themselves. It’s impressive and fun to watch too with other kinds of heros, but for them it’s a must, they’re supposed to be(come) nearly invincible.