remember when we were all excited for legend of korra because finally we get to see a female avatar in action and atla gave us such high hopes for how amazing the show could be
and then instead we got a storyline that mostly consisted around a pointless love triangle
Probably the last Korra related piece I’ll do for a while. I had a lot of fun (especially with the water and “earth”) although coloring it was super challenging. I’d like to make this and a few other pictures available for print. Once I do, I’ll post a journal, so if you’re interested in getting a print from me in the future, be on the look out!
Legend of Korra © Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dante DiMartino
Artwork © dCTb
All work done in GIMP•Style inspired by ~kidchan
•Title is from the amazing song, “Spiritual State” by Nujabes feat Uyama Hiroto [link] I could listen to that song on loop forever.
•photo of clouds that I took is used in the background
•Calligraphy site used for generating stylized Chinese characters which I traced over. [link]
•About the chinese characters from the Avatar wikia: “the characters can be translated to:
降世神通 - the divine medium who has descended upon the world (e.g. the Avatar).”
1/3 : K O R R A
Finished watching yesterday.
I need to practice my traditional skills… i’ve fallen behind on trad so much…
I’m so happy i’ll be out of this place in a month, internet connection drives me NUTS.
Hahahaha ever since Saturday the Korra finale seems to make me angrier and angrier. As a storyteller and as a fan of solid storytelling, it is an atrocious mess! I stand by the creators are amazing directors, amazing concept artists, amazing producers, but wow are they terrible writers. They have absolutely no understanding of dramatic convention, and so the first season of The Legend of Korra suffered greatly from terrible execution, and the core ideas were so good it should’ve been a gamechanger. It should’ve been the most brilliant thing on television and instead we were given a 12-week narrative case of blue balls.
Disclaimer: if you enjoyed/love/fanatic about Korra, by all means continue to do so! I enjoyed a lot about Korra. In fact that is why I am so frustrated. But that aside, this is meant as a critique and a dissection and as such you can take it or you can leave it. Nothing I have to say will change the show, nor will anything I have to say will have any effect on what season 2 will bring. Mostly I have been ranting about it to everyone on a daily basis since Saturday and this is my way to finally just. get. it. all. out. So this is me shouting into the ether for my own cathartic glee.
Book 3: Korra realizes she’s a lesbian and dates Asami
Book 4: Korra realizes she’s into older women and dates Lin
Book 5: Korra realizes she’s the motherfucking avatar and don’t need no man or woman
Book 6: Korra realizes she’s the motherfucking avatar and can have ALL the men and women. At the same time.
Book 7: Bryke pulls their head out of its collective ass and gives a real plot besides a love triangle.