Because Lin is unquestionably my favorite LOK character
There needs to be more fanart of Lin! Draw, my pretties, draw!
Thoughts on Korra Season 2Well, now you've done it. TheLitanyofRa asked for my thoughts on LoK season 2 terrible idea, hun, because I can't just give a simple opinion on anything...I have to write a friggin novel. Go big or go home, am I right?
Which brings me to this review. Cue giant Mara expository blab-fest in 5...4...3...2...1....
So. SO. So. I'm not entirely sure what think about this show anymore. Every episode contains such a bizarre mixture of genuine excellence and woeful miscalculation that I'm having a tough time forming a coherent opinion. However, since it's 2 o'clock in the morning and I can't sleep, I might as well go ahead and break things down and see whether my fellow avatards agree with me.
1st up: the characters. WHAT A FREAKIN' MIXED BAG OF AWESOME AND SUCK. Varrick and Zhu Li continue to be effing hilarious and, in my opinion at least, steal practically every scene they're in. The Platypus bear gag had me in stitches....I mean, "Zhu Li, do the thi
Korra Ep 08 Spaz AttackAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHH THAT EPISODE AGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
So let's recap:
-Meelo fartbends (we all knew it was possible)
-Ikki is a snot
-Korra struts around in the snow wearing only a tank top like a frickin' southern water tribe BOSS
-Metalbender cops are apparently incapable of questioning their orders
-The entire plot is basically a metaphor for the war on terror now
-Tarrlok is the Umbridge to Amon's Voldemort
-TARRLOK IS A MOTHERFUCKING BLOODBENDER HOLY SHIT I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING
-AWESOME DARK FIGHT SCENES INCLUDING AN URBAN CAR CHASE AIDED BY BENDING afgjkafjkjdalfjiksfnkauirfkjcds
Literarily TraumatizedI just read the first three books of The Edge Chronicles (entitled The Deep Woods, Stormchaser, and Midnight Over Sanctaphrax). I picked them because they were in the children's fantasy section of the library and looked like a fun, easy read. "Oh, a boy raised by woodtrolls!" I read on the back. "How whimsical! I bet this will be a pleasant diversion from my woe-begotten life."
WRONG. DEAD FREAKING WRONG.
I haven't been this traumatized by a series in years. This trilogy is supposed to be for KIDS...and yet it's one of the most grotesque, horrifying, trippy, violent, tragic, and downright fucked up things I've ever read. EVER. I can't even describe the kind of suffering the main character, Twig, goes through. Abandoned by his father at birth. Lost in the scariest damn forest I've ever encountered in a fantasy novel. Hunted by ferocious beasts. Lied to, stolen from, tricked, betrayed. Beloved pet-companion eaten alive in front of him. Held captive. Friends
Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
SEASON ONE FINALE FEELS. DISCUSS. *spoilers*EPIC FINALE!
So many feels. So many secrets revealed (can I just say I called it on Amon and Tarrlok?). Tell us your thoughts on the finale - was it too rushed or was it just right? What you expect for season two? What are your feels on the characters on this show? How friggin' hot is Iroh II? And Amon underneath his mask? Yum!
Give us your love, but leave the hate and character bashing for your blogs, 'kay? 'Kay. Cheers! <3
PLEASE DISCUSS SPOILERS HERE AND NOT ON THE PROFILE PAGE. CHEERS!
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EPISODE 9 FEELS. DISCUSS. *spoilers*Out of the past? Out of this world!
Mako, you are BEAUTIFUL when you're worried over Korra. So beautiful. <3
Jelly!Asami was inevitable, but did you expect Bolin to spill the beans so easily? Maybe this is just all paving the way for Bosami. /wishful-thinking
More flashbacks! Yay! \o/
Yakone, defying bending physics, and Tarrlok's father! Can I be smug and say I called this LONG ago?
But who is Amon? Those eyes. Those abilities. Is he someone we "know"?
FINALLY, Lin, you are one hell of a sexy beast! I don't think there's a man or woman alive who doesn't want to have your babies. <3
Makorra feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels! <3
PREVIEW FOR HOUR LONG SEASON FINALE (JUNE 23)!
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Analysis of Korra FlashbacksYou guys need to check out this in-depth analysis of the hallucinations/flashbacks Korra has had in the episodes so far-http://birdbrainblue.tumblr.com/post/24281699688/an-analysis-of-the-flashbacks
It is scary how accurate this could turn out to be. It is very believable and it makes absolute perfect sense. Please check it out.
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 5: Damage5. Damage
After I take your bending away, you will be nothing.
Arms tightened around bent knees, hands clutching fistfuls of dark brown hair. She exhaled shakily, forehead pressed against her legs, eyes shut tight.
Finally, you are powerless.
Sweat dampened the back of her neck, stray droplets marking trails down the edges of her face. Teeth dug into her bottom lip, the pain doing nothing to distract her from the entirely different agony ripping her apart from the inside.
I told you I would destroy you.
The corners of blue orbs began to burn, and she blinked away the tears forcefully, nails clawing at her scalp. She refused to cry. There was still a sliver of hope; Master Katara still might be able to fix things, to make the world right again. As long as she had that to cling to, she would hold in her emotions, retain what little strength she had left.
Amon had already stolen everything else from her.
A quiet scraping reached her ears, the sound of the door sliding
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 4: Crossover4. Crossover
Mako stared down at his girlfriend, one eyebrow quirked skeptically.
"Korra, are you sure about this?"
The waterbender lifted her head to meet his gaze, unwittingly sending a jolt straight to his heart. She rolled her eyes at him, and Mako marveled at the amused glimmer in those pools of blue.
"Of course I'm sure." She shifted so that her legs were crossed beneath her on the wooden floor, hands resting on her knees. "It'll be really cool, I promise."
The taller of the two huffed irritably. "Yeah, that's what you said about penguin sledding when we were at the South Pole."
"Oh come on, you didn't hit the ice that hard." Her lips twitched as though she were fighting a smile. "And I healed the bruise afterwards, didn't I? Just trust me, Mako. Nothing can hurt you in the Spirit World, anyway."
Mako pinched the bridge of his nose, sighing as he mulled it over. That morning, Korra had come barging into his room on the boys' side of the island while he'd been
Makorra - SelflessnessEverything was so out of control.
Korra'd confessed her feelings towards him after their last match, and he'd shot her down flat without giving himself a chance to really think about the situation. Now he was sure he'd never forget the way her face had fallen, the heartbreak that she'd tried to hide swimming in her ocean eyes not for as long as he lived.
On top of that, Bolin was practically head-over-heels for the girl when she'd already proved she didn't return his affections, at least not to the same degree. The earthbender was just setting himself up for a letdown, and it killed his brother knowing that nothing he said would change Bolin's mind.
And as for Mako well, he wasn't really sure how to feel about everything. He'd gotten out of his fair share of messes before, but never anything like this. So many different thoughts and emotions were spiraling through his mind that it gave him a migraine whenever he tried to unravel them.
There were very few things Mako could
LoK: Four Years LaterA whoosh sound flooded the air over Air Temple Island. A Flying Bison circled the island before landing on an open area near the Flying Bison pins.
"Yay, we're home!" A small, little girl sounding voice screamed.
Sitting in the saddle was the Airbending master, Tenzin and his family. His younger daughter, Ikki jumped down from the saddle, with a little boy, with shaggy brown hair hanging on to her back. She formed a small gust of wind to lighten the impact.
"Come on little bro! I'll show you your new room!" She said excitingly, and then started off running toward the boys' dormitory.
"Hey! You can't go to the boys' dormitory Ikki! You're a girl!" Ikki's little brother, Meelo shouted as he ran after his older sister and little brother.
"Meelo, Ikki wait, you need to be careful with Oh what's the use?" Tenzin began to shout, but gave up when he realized his hyperactive children wouldn't listen to him.
"Dad, you should know by now that Ikki and Meelo are a handful. Besides, they're
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 6: Balance6. Balance
A cool night breeze whistled through the grounds of Air Temple Island, carrying the scent of salt and sea spray. Trees rustled in the quiet air, leaves brushing against one another and branches whispering together. Stars glittered overhead, and the moon cast a silvery glow over the island, throwing shadows into sharp relief, bathing cobblestone paths in its light.
Mako tugged his scarf up around his nose and mouth, hoping to keep the chill wind at bay. He shoved his hands in his pockets, following a winding trail out beyond the walls of the Air Temple to the cliff side overlooking Avatar Aang's statue. His soft footsteps added their rhythm to the sounds of the night, beating out their own tune over the rushing of the waves along the shore.
Earlier that evening, before everyone had retired to their rooms, Korra had stopped him on his way to the boys' dormitories. She'd had that glint in her eyes that Mako had learned almost certainly meant mischief, and he hadn't been
Makorra Week - Day 7: Ever After~P~
"Mom! Katara won't stop trying to Waterbend me!"
"Yeah, well, if you weren't tryin' to set my hair on fire I wouldn't have to!"
Korra sighed from where she was sitting, placing aside the baby on her lap to her shoulder so she could give both of her older daughters disapproving looks. "Both of you, stop! Can't you just practice forms peacefully, like your brother?" The Avatar pointed over at the window at her side that presented the picture of her only son standing on the patio, practicing his Waterbending forms without a care in the world, undisruptive unlike his sisters.
The two girls blinked at their mother and then at their brother, before Saki rolled her eyes and opened her hand to reveal a ball of fire forming in her palm, which was sitting dangerously close to a strand of dark hair that belonged to Katara. Feeling the heat at her side, Katara screeched at her mother and then the pair took off again.
Korra sighed heavily again and was about to stand up to stop t
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 7: Ever After7. Ever After
A high-pitched squeal ripped through the cold tundra air.
"Hey, that's cheating!"
"No it's not!"
"Uh, guys ?" The older of the two boys present hovered near the pair of arguing siblings, his bright green eyes flitting between them anxiously.
"You can't waterbend snowballs at me!" The other boy ignored the interruption, his small hands curling and uncurling at his sides. Snow coated his dark brown hair and dripped down the back of his fur-lined parka, soaking him.
"Yes I can!" His sister stuck her tongue out at him, sapphire gaze glittering with mischief. "Just 'cause you'd melt all the snow if you firebended doesn't mean I can't waterbend!"
"But that's no fair!" Her brother crossed his arms irritably, pouting. "Nobody else can bend like you in the South Pole!"
"I can bend a little bit," the first boy piped up uncertainly, shuffling his feet in the snow. In truth, he hadn't actually tried to earthbend since they'd
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 2: Noir2. Noir
Breathe in, breathe out.
Korra squeezes herself in between a stack of discarded weights and the wall, fingers knotting in her hair, teeth digging into her lip so hard the rusty tang of blood bathes her tongue.
Breathe in, breathe out.
His footsteps echo from out in the hall, measured, almost casual always so sure of himself. No doubt he's enjoying this, keeping them dangling by a thread, letting them slip ahead of him, only to catch up in a heartbeat.
Breathe in, breathe out.
It's getting closer, that even drum of boots on concrete. The shadows concealing her seem to tremble, and Korra realizes she's shaking.
Where's Mako? She'd seen him run into the gym ahead of her, but by the time she'd bolted around the corner, he'd already disappeared. If there was ever a moment she wished she could have his arms around her, telling her everything would be alright, that she was safe, it's now.
Breathe in, breathe out.
A dark shape falls across the
Makorra Week 2012 - Day 1: Fantasy1. Fantasy
It'd been nearly two days.
Two days since they'd found Korra, battered and exhausted, splayed over the back of her faithful polar bear-dog. Since they'd brought her back to the Air Temple and the healers had checked her over, patching up the worst of her injuries and prescribing plenty of rest for the others.
And in those two days, Mako had yet to leave the Avatar's side for more than five minutes.
Asami sighed as she leaned against the doorframe of Korra's room, watching the pair quietly. It was painful to see, really, the way Mako's thumb traced gentle patterns on the back of Korra's hand, the worry that glittered in his amber eyes. The bags under those eyes hinted at just how little sleep he'd gotten in the last forty-eight hours; the thought made Asami's stomach twist uncomfortably.
She tried to imagine herself in Korra's place, attacked and kidnapped by an insane bloodbending politician, and then rescued by her friends and one very smart canine. If it was her lyi
Makorra - AnnoyanceMako was about ready to rip his hair out.
He'd just come from a rather taxing session of Pro-Bending training with his teammates, and as usual, his mood had turned sour from the moment he'd walked into the gym. It wasn't the fact they had to practice at the crack of dawn because they were rookies that bothered him, nor was it the pressure of the championships hanging over their heads.
No, it was the newest member of the Fire Ferrets that'd been getting under his skin lately, one Avatar Korra.
Now, there were several things that tweaked Mako's nerves, but this girl trumped them all. He'd never met someone quite like her before, so brash and hotheaded and in-your-face. In less than a month she'd managed to come barreling into his life and destroy nearly every ounce of normalcy she could find.
Today's practice had been one of the worst yet. After the fiasco with the Equalists and Bolin being captured, Mako had stepped up the intensity of their team workouts, both for the tournament
Makorra Week - Day 1: Fantasy~P~
Mako's life had never been a fantasy, something to desire. He was not privileged like many other people in Republic City, but he had what he needed and when he was young, his life was far from the tragedy that his growing years would become.
His parents weren't all that wealthy, but they were able to provide for the young boy. What they lacked in money, they had in love towards their son. They showered him with affection, always making sure they knew how much they adored him and how they would always be there for him.
Eventually, his little brother, baby Bolin, entered their lives, and was welcomed by each member of their small family. He had the green eyes of their mother, but the same tousled hair of the Firebending father, and though Mako was confused by this child's sudden occurrence in his life, he showed him the love his parents always gave him. He quickly grew attached to his little brother, vowing to keep him protected and safe no matter what.
The four of them h
Makorra Week - Day 5: Damage~P~
Their screams, pain-filled and blood-curdling, traumatized the little boy listening to them, watching the scene unfold before him with wide eyes, unable to protect or help those burning in front of him.
His mother yelled something to him, though it was mostly swallowed up by the noise of the roaring fire surrounding them. She told him to flee before the same fate could fall unto him, but he didn't listen he couldn't. All he could do was stand there and stare, helpless.
It was only when his father, a man who had always been so strong, so invincible, fell at the hands of the Firebender that attacked them that Mako knew that he could no longer stay there, that he had to heed his mother's words and run before he was next. And so with confused, scared tears running down the length of his young, pale face, he ran and ran and ran until he could run no more, and he managed to drag his little frame into an alley before finally collapsing under the weight of it all, breakin
Lin Beifong Art TributeBecause Lin is unquestionably my favorite LOK character :iconichaincameplz:
:thumb308749785: Lin Beifong by scyfon Lin Beifong by BlackBirdInk Chief beifong by freestarisis Lin BAMF Beifong by Rhandi-Mask Chief Beifong by Snowman1940 scrap. Lin Beifong by kiikii-sempai More like Chief BadAss - Legend of Korra by OlgaUlanova Whatever happens to me... by kitkatfan metalbending babes by killlertune Chief Beifong by Lunar-Graphite +Lin Bei Fong+ by chickenMASK Lin Beifong by Shmaba Crime in Republic City by batlesbo Korra and Lin by ktcee
I'm still bummed she and Amon didn't have a legit fight scene though
There needs to be more fanart of Lin! Draw, my pretties, draw! :iconwitchofthewestplz:
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