Its rare that I find myself wishing that we as fans of series do NOT get more of something, but after a very VERY bad reboot of Avatar, the last airbender in Korra the schizophrenic love triangulating bitch who came out a year or two ago, I'm just not hyped to see more. Let me be more clear:
I do not want to see this. I don't know anyone that wants to see this. I haven't met any fans of Avatar: TLA that want more of Korra.
Korra lacked any import, she was a side character in her own series. The series was too short to tell any sort of meaningful story or experience real character development. She was never in any real danger, not with all the drooling slack-jawed male half-wits competing over who will get to bang the avatar willing to die for her at EVERY opportunity. Then in the final episode, bam! Suddenly all holes plugged, literally, superpowers attained as if by plot convenience, suddenly spirit powers go!, and 'i luv u forevar korra!'
Yeah, no. Fuck no. Hell no. DiaF.
PS: Nickleodeon, its very telling that you've disabled comments on your trailer video.
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"I do not want to see this. I don't know anyone that wants to see this. I haven't met any fans of Avatar: TLA that want more of Korra."
Um, where on this planet Earth have you been dwelling on? I've yet to meet a single soul who's watched LOK and isn't ecstatic for more. Of course, it's perfectly fine not to like this show, but claiming that you haven't seen a SINGLE person who isn't the least bit excited? "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man."
"PS: Nickleodeon, its very telling that you've disabled comments on your trailer video"
Actually, it doesn't. ALL but one of videos on that channel have the comments disabled and a good half of them also have the like/dislike ratings disabled. Also, look at the trailer's like bar. It's arguably the most liked video on that channel. Them having the comments disabled out of your suggested hate doesn't really make any sense.
I haven't met a single person out of all the people I know and knew that had watched Avatar: TLA that want more of Korra. I don't consider social media a proper means to know people or meet them. So no, coming across the zero Korra fansites that I've never visited (that I'm sure exist) and the many many 'shipping tumblrfag sites that I also never cared to go looking for don't really count as people I know. So while I'm sure that there is a militantly vocal, yet small number of people who cluster together on various fan pages/sites to express feelings of over-saturated joy over the news, amongst the people I have met and can count, no one wants more of Korra and her many overly dramatic relationship problems.
I find the disabling of comments to be a show of bad faith regardless of who's channels are involved. Also, sure its the most viewed video on that channel. Of course it is, there's only 11 videos...and half of them didn't exist when I posted this journal. And most of those are ultra short crappy interview snips from comic con. Not exactly awesome content compared to the single biggest announcement trailer for Nickelodeon in over a year.
I for one would love to see the new part of Legend of Korra. Sure, the original LoK was supposed to only be a mini-series (hence the rushed relationships and overall plot), but it shows that some fans took a liking to it. They want another chapter to the Avatar series, especially after that bad M. Night movie (didn't watch it since no one around me wants me to experience its horror...) and people want a definite conclusion to what happened to Zuko's mom and the rest of the TLA crew. It's cool if you don't want to see it coming out. It's just a cartoon so, I hope you're not too upset over it... I'll respect your opinion nonetheless~
Oh no, I think the fandom as a whole can agree that the M. Night Shyamalan movie was a bust. (Even my grandmother, who loves TLA, but has been out of the country to not see Korra yet, disliked the movie.) And to them, they're right that Korra was a great step up from Mr. Shyamalan. Just like you're right for your own opinion on this.
Actually there are a lot of people who want this...look at tumblr. There are also a lot of people on tumblr who do not want this, and that's fine. They don't have to watch it. You don't have to watch it. Is there any reason to bitch and whine because they're choosing to cater to the fans who DO enjoy the series? Good lord.
Yeah, because it sucks, and they aren't doing anything to actually improve anything or the writing or the pacing. That's quite a bit that's a valid reason to complain. Its more of the same, would you like another Shyamalanmovie plz. Its going to be more exploring Korra's sexuality, more e-drama, vagina worshiping bullshit. Ooo, its the Spirit Realm (TM)! How about money down now, that Korra will get a new boyfriend (FB) who at the end turns out to be the shape changing face stealer from the real Avatar series? Because he showed up in the first series, and sequelitus tells us that if it was in the first one, it needs to be in the second. Also, because we have a female protagonist, that means sexuality strife, because why waste a perfectly good opportunity to have more teenage angst?
I've only dwelled in Avatar:TLA a little bit seeing as I used to watch it as a kid, but not often because it wasn't too much of a topic that captured me (I prefer cartoon-y LOL RANDOM BACON or whatever cartoons as opposed to serious HERE IS THE STORY IT SHALL BE GREAT cartoons, if you get what I mean). I did enjoy it if it was on though. I've heard a lot of LoK via Tumblr and I can honestly say it doesn't look as great as TLA does.
I am sort of a fan of Avatar: TLA. Personally I think its more enetertaining than a good series, which isn't bad, but whatever. I have never seen The Legend of Korra, and somehow I feel blessed now after reading this.
Personally, I loved Korra, but I think you're right in regards to the show not being as good as the original,but I still loved it. Avatar is my freaking obsession and always will be. However, I'm a bit stunned that you are not excited for book two, I think that if it relies more on the spirit world and less on an over-debated love triangle, it should be pretty kick ass. Maybe you should give it a shot, this is basically the season I've been waiting for since ATLA. It should be amazing to find out more about the avatar and its origins. However, if you blatantly dislike Korra, that's entirely up to you. Anyway, like I said, give it a shot will you? I think this is going to be a great season now that Korra is FINALLY using the avatar state. And addressing the rather rushed ending, it IS a show for kids, they expect that kinda thing, you know? Do it for the kiddies!!! On another note, do you like the comic books they're coming out with?
Avatar: TLA took three seasons to do what Korra tried to do in LESS than half of one. I hate Korra, I hate everything about her from the stupid arrogant "I can do no wrong" attitude, the love triangles from hell, and the "i'm a strong independent woman, don't anyone judge me, I can do no wrong!" and, then turns around and plays the victim card, "why won't everyone leave me alone, whine, simper, cry..." when it suits her particular desire (usually when bad shit happens as a consequence of her OWN STUPID ACTIONS). Typical female bullshit.
I don't read american comic books and never will. american comics suck, have shitty writing, and bad artwork. Oh and comics based off of a series, no thanks. Like game adaptions of movie licences, they're doomed to suck from the start.
Do it for the kiddies? Please that's as banal and stupid as "won't someone think about the children" that's often said when politicians and activists are trying to ram some stupid legislation down our throats. So no, I won't "do it for the kiddies."
Fans like you are the reason we're getting more of the same banal shit, and you'll scarf it up without complaint. Like shit eating rodents, you'll thank them for it too. Don't worry, you'll get more. Lots more, because as Avatar fans, we don't deserve nice things. How's that airbender movie sitting in your stomach? Maybe they'll get Mr. Sham-a-lam to direct the Korra movie too.
Both limited run, both discontinued after the stories were resolved. Short, point-to-the-point stories were fine. But I'm talking about the comics industry, and that's basically Marvel, DC, and the small spin-offs that are just as bad filled with the same people that can't write, and can't draw that fill the big two. I went to the "Free Comics Day" events around town, read through all the demo comics and they're the same dreck that pissed me off growing up. Same over-boooooooobs'ed style women with impossible waists doing stupid hormone driven stupid with male characters doing yet more stupid angsty crap. Its like the 90's kept going strong in the comic book industry. There's nothing good in American comics. Not even Neil Gamin. Just look at what he did with Books of Magic. Truly awful stuff. Never mind that there hasn't been a single good wonder woman story since I've been alive. Top it off with yearly reboots to the entire universe and I couldn't give two shits. I'll take my manga once every few years fan-scanned thank you very much. At least the Japanese can still tell a good story, even if the artwork is somewhat lacking.
Stephen Motherfucknig King can go learn how to write a good story. Last I checked he stopped writing good stuff decades ago.
Nah, I'd rather throw American shit under the bus where it belongs. As for Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, after looking them up, their stuff is relevant to the golden age of comics and has nothing to do with the modern shit that I've endured whenever I've tried reading American stuff.
Sure Manga has issues, that's why reading a series once every few years is necessary. As for Twatlight, you can go fuck yourself. Meyer writes about on par with modern comics writers, which looks up at hell from its current position.
Well, I can see there's no changing your mind, but I don't think any of the things you just said were really needed. All I did was say that I love this series. Seriously, you're gonna rage and bash just cause you hate? I honestly don't think you deserve to be alive if you can't simply empathize, keep you're anger to yourself and move on. I'm a hardcore Avatar fan, so it's kinda obvious that I would love anything that Mike and Bryan put out, but you're being an obnoxious prick. What you need to understand is that this is a kids show, like it or not. There's gonna be happy endings and whatnot, there's gonna be a short storyline for the 12 episode window they were given. You know what, sit your ass down and get a show off that ground that receives as much love as the one you're badmouthing, then come back and say that the show is worth nothing. I was trying to be nice and feel where you were coming from. You're critically biased against the show for some reason, and I don't care why. There's no need to dis it and whatnot. Seriously, coming from a 32 year old that likes MLP? I honestly have no respect for you if you can't simply be polite and respectful of other people's feeling and ideas. I bet you're a sad, lonely guy who focuses his outrage and frustration that his life isn't amazing and uses it to bash children's shows... sad. Shit eating rodents? What does MLP teach you? Friendship? Respect? Obviously you haven't picked up on any of that from watching the show. I can respect your urge to vent, but when you needlessly hate, you cross the line. You think of my as a rat, you think of me as a politician who lies to get his way, at least I'm not a sour, bitter human being who has to put others down to feel better about himself. I may have sounded "banal and stupid" but at least I don't sound like an arrogant, pompous fool who does nothing but try to start wars. It's my turn to generalize. People like you are warmongering, sour, men and woman who think they know better than everyone else. Or at least, that's the image you've painted for yourself. You make me sick and I don't think you deserve to be a part of this fandom. On another note, the Last Airbender was only hated by stereotypers who couldn't get over the fact that M. Night drew a little more from Asain cultures, where the show freaking originated. The only thing that was really bad were the actors and the casting. Please don't bother spreading more of your hate. In these times, if we are divided we will fall. I really wish I could make you see yourself from my point of view, that I could help you register the needless and hate you spread. Farewell, and should we meet again, I hope that it is not on differing sides of the bored. But like I said, think on this, release your rage and instead be empathic.
I'm seconding what *KashimusPrime said. I'm in love with both Avatar and Korra shows, solely because of the animation and the art style...Especially the expressions. And I hate the M. Night version because he pretty much butchered the absolute hell out of the original story and screwed up the casting. But there's a reason why I avoid fandoms; this attitude. Nobody deserves death threats. I don't give a damn what they've said that made you this upset, but nobody deserves being told to go die. You not only shame yourself with how immature you are by throwing such threats around, but you shame the rest of us fans. Just because other people don't like what you like, doesn't mean you need to go around insulting them and throwing threats at them. They can hate what the want, just as we can like what we want.
Can I honestly say that entire speech was... wow.. First of all, I enjoyed The Last Air bender series, But I hated the movie M. Knight did because he left out a lot of shit that was important to the original series plot. Even my 16 year old nephew who obsessed over the original series fucking hates that movie with a passion and laughs at morons who even like it.
But, what I'm trying to say here is, just because someone doesn't like something you don't like, doesn't mean you should go tell them to die. Because that's just being a bad sport and a bad fan. You're not doing anything for the series you obsess over by telling people to die.