I just finished Legend of Korra, Book 3 and boy was it good. *hyperventilates, wipes away her tears & fangirls* I went on my daily routine of fangirling after watching or reading something mindblowing. a.k.a checking out podcasts, conspiracy theories, the next release dates and joining forums.
Three words: AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.
First of all: This post – though it may be more of a rant – contains a lot of spoilers for Legend of Korra, season three. So if you are in any way interested in watching the series/ or in the process of watching it: TURN BACK NOW! Otherwise, read on and enjoy.
Okay, since we have that covered now, I’ll just do alot of talking. 🙂
Firstly, the end was just so amazing. It was, well, different. Different to the previous endings to the last two seasons. It was so bittersweet, and it made me cry. In a way, it made me feel happy too. It was the way I felt after finishing an amazing book with a sequel still to come. And most of all – because it wasn’t a happily ever after. It was the way real life is.
And when Jinora got her tattoos – well, Wow. It was so touching and heartfelt. I think that the last two episodes of the season were amazing. At least, that they shined above all the previous ones.
Note: Did anyone notice that the poison they were administering into her was actually mercury? It even behaved like mercury! Just a thought.
Now onto the little details in books which matter a lot. They do.
Might I say I love Avatar partly because it’s so relatable to real life. The way life is, not compared to those books and TV shows that I detest with with a happily ever after. I mentioned it above as well. Anyway, how many times have we come across that cliched situation when the main character needs to master this amazing and rare skill but are unable to, no matter what they try. Then when they are put under pressure and everyone’s life is in danger – or they get a touching and motivational speech, they somehow miraculously acquire this skill and save the day.
I’m relieved to say that thank god Avatar did not do the same. Bolin needed to get Mako and himself out of prison and metal bend but he couldn’t. Korra and Su tried their best to teach him, but they couldn’t. Like real life. It turns out that he could do something totally different but cherished nonetheless – lavabend.
Also, a smaller point but just as important to fans like me.
THEIR HAIR IS NOT PERFECT.
*clears her throat* Yes, it IS important. Because in EVERY movie I’ve watched, how come is it that the hero/heroine had perfect hair after the worst fight of their life in the middle of the night. Really. Here is important proof 😀
There are also plenty of other examples but I can’t bother to re-watch the episodes and take a screen shot. My sister and I have exchanges of intellectual dialogue on life-changing topics like these.
Then there is Kaya. Katara’s next of kin. Love her. Full stop. Especially since she was the one who realized that Jinora was the one who could lead Korra into the spirit world. But why is it that she is the daughter of one of the most powerful waterbenders in the world, and loses in every fight she is in. Yes, she gives the villains a hard time (especially Zaheer) but can’t she have atleast one winning fight. Think about it.
I would also like to see more of Zuko. When they first showed him in season three, I had SUCH a hard time seeing him as Firelord and an old man. Very hard. But i would have also liked to see more of him, rather than in one short scene in which he gives Korra some advice.
One of my most favourite people in the series was also Tenzin. Go Tenzin!!!!!!! No such thing as too much chocolate or exclamation marks, right? And I was just sitting on the edge of my seat cheering for him. Finally somebody kicks Zaheer’s butt and gives him a hard time. For that I will give him a huge high five.
Now another important point. Why did everyone keep on thinking that Su (Lin’s sister) is part of the Red Lotus. Seriously? First of all she was Toph’s daughter, and from a very early age her mom would have taught her to be on good terms with the Avatar. Su was a rebel, but remember that Lin and Su would do anything to please their mom. And she cares for Opal. So why would she go against her. You can find a lot of more good reasons as well except i can’t find that site any more.. It’s provides solid points that she isn’t. But now since the last episodes have been released it’s all proven so yep.
My reaction to the people who think Suyin is evil:
And then there was Mako. God, his awkwardness around Korra and Asami was so darn hilarious. Lol. And when he kept on being the image of formal with Korra. *giggles*
And did any of you notice that P’li was taller than Zaheer? So when they kissed, Zaheer had to crane his neck upward. Little details like that matter. They do.
Oh, and the vendor who thought that his drinks was terrible. Just AWWWWW. And Mako’s grandmother. Sooo awkward. Sighs happily.
This post – er, I meant rant – was a very scattered one. So sorry about that. But a very big CONGRATULATIONS to you if you are reading this. It means that you read (or skimmed) through my entire insanely long post post. So congrats. 😀 😀 😀
If any of you are an Avatar fan: Comment. Comment. Comment! I love talking about things, and your comments would make my day. What did you guys think of Legend of Korra? Which scenes did you like the best? Did you like Legend of Aang? I love any Avatar conversation.
If you are NOT an Avatar fan: Comment. Comment. Comment anyway. I read and watch a lot of books and would love talking. Which books would you recommend to me? Which TV series are your faves? Do you watch Sherlock or Docter Who?
And now that I have gotten this stream of though out of my system, I can curl up and fish out my Tab. And then finish Cress, by Marissa Mayer. Oooh, and what did you guys think of Cinder?