What's up FE, it's been a while, I don't come here too often anymore, stupid adult responsablities getting in the way and junk! But how are you, I miss chats with some old pals, keeping up on Korra? Wanna talk about it?
I've been fine enough. Did some editing in the wake of The Rift Part 3, which is perhaps the most active I've been on here in an eternity. It's kind of depressing how much I've fallen out of the loop here and don't know how to re-integrate myself back into the fold. And Korra's really not lighting my spark right now.
I really enjoyed The Rift, I'm also really excited about the new Shadow something one. I need to purchase the Promise and The Rift once the complete collection comes out. But my in light of the holiday season my wallet is crying haha! But I know what you mean, I never come here anymore. Just once in a while to see what kind of discussions are going on, but there's never seems to be anything intriguing to me about them. Oh well. Just to clearify, "not lighting your spark" in what fashion, just not that interested or being annoyed with it? If it is the former I know that feeling, the first few episodes of the new season were very strange, I felt at best, apathetic to the series, I continued watching, to support the show but it wasn't until later that it really grabbed me. I've always felt Korra exists better when you can watch it straight through, I still maintain that idea.
Smoke and Shadow is definitely the comic trilogy I've been longing for, and I hope it's as good as can be. I'm just sorry we have to wait until September of next year for the first issue, but it'll be worth it, I have to see everything set up for this next comic! I hope it'll be nice and intense and that we'll get a lot of Mai before it's over. :D
Yeah I know the feeling, my wallet is bleeding dry too. I'm in trouble.
I just don't feel the fire I used to here and more, I feel like I've fallen off the earth on this wikia and can't seem to get engaged with it as I used to despite still being a huge Avatar fan. Seems like my enthusiasm for no real reason has dried up lately. I haven't been a major played on Avatar Wiki for like a year and a half. I wouldn't be surprised if at some points my profile ended up reading "Inactive".
Wait, what? I don't understand your last statement about Korra.
That's the name of it! I'm excited by it too and incredibly annoyed that we have to wait so long. I've yet to be disappointed by any of the comics, although, I do think The Promise is my least favorite. I plan on buying the library editions one of these days, I already bought The Search. I hope these comics continue for a long time to come, or at least until the reveal Azula's ultimate fate. :)
I know, I hate this time of year! Uhhg!
I understand completely. A lot has changed here and it is not as fun as it use to be, it's a wonerful database, but not much else. I too have seen "Inactive" on my profile.
All I mean to say is that towards the end of Book 3 of Korra I started to feel apathetic towards the series. I kept up on it, and I still do, but it wasn't until a couple days ago my spark was really lit for the show. I don't think it is bad, or anything, nothing like that. I just get bored, move on to a different show and eventually come back. Recently, I've been really into Game of Thrones, I'm kind of obsessed. But I digress, I kept up on Korra to support it, I always watched the day the new episode(s) came out but my passion wasn't there, not like it used to be.
Lastly, what the very end of my prior message meant was that, I don't believe watching Korra week to week works for it, I've always noticed I like the show more than I do when I can watch it straight through, as if it were a long movie.
PS- sorry it took so long to answer, I'm a busy guy
The comics will be going on for at least some time more, and yeah I think The Promise is considered the weakest trilogy right now. But Smoke and Shadow I hope will get fans excited. We finally got Ursa back, now we're getting Mai and possibly Azula back. If that doesn't get people talking, then it's a fandom gone mad.
I'm an unemployed slug with few clear job goals right now. So my wallet was in bad shape a long time ago.
That's pretty bad, the spark has left this site. Even with the show having been ongoing up until now, when Korra will be over and done with. Then we'll really have no idea where to go next.
I was not ready for the Book 3 finale and haven't viewed it so things just kind of stalled there and I'll never catch up on Book 4. Not happening. The Legend of Korra isn't Avatar: The Last Airbender and it never will be. And I don't feel the affection for it that I do for Avatar. All in all, it's rarely been a rewarding experience. Might as well just toss in the towel and admit that Korra is firmly second to Avatar. Being this far behind due to my own stupid laziness and hesitation doesn't help my spirits, nor does the fact that I've had such a dull month, but I don't think Korra's going to close out its saga with the bang Avatar did.
I don't understand.
It's alright. Just glad to talk, it's been a BORING week.
I agree, I can't wait! The amount they can do in the comics is rather surprising to me. Expanding the characters in a mostly positive way. And tying up loose ends, adding a few more etc...
I'm employed but my job is stressful, school is not going well and everything is just chaotic. Kinda feels like sinking, it's oodles of fun!
I know, it feels different, I think a lot of that was the axing of the comment section, the drama, while annoying, kept this place real and exciting. Now it just is like some grey blah database blah blah. Bottom line, it's boring.
As opposed to watching one episode and waiting a week for the next one I like to watch them one right after the other. To me, it serves the story better. I don't think any one episode creates enough hype or anticipation to last seven whole days until the next one. I enjoy Korra, but I have a problem with it that I don't have with other shows like American Horror Story or the Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, when and episode ends I'm agonizing to know what happens for the whole seven days I have to wait. I have the same problem with Avatar, a show I completely love. I think they just 'work' better if I can watch multiple episodes,one after the other. I find it to be more enjoyable. I fell it with Avatar a bit, but Korra moreso. I'd rather watch Book 3 in a night rather than week to week.
Yeah, I personally enjoy the comics, even if those are stories I'd much rather see animated. I always look forward to the next story, because I still love following the Gaang.
Jeez. Well, I hope things pick up for both of us in that case.
That was a HUGE mistake to do that. And yet the admins still aren't admitting to that mistake. They can defend it all they want, but it killed site activity no matter what their explanation is. And that has not been good for this place in the past year or more. Nice job breaking it, they did. If the comments had been left alone, I'm sure most of us would still be active and chatting away. I knew that was a bad move from the start.
Meh. I just care if I like what I see no matter how I watch it. And Korra has never been half the fun Avatar was, at least in my own experience. I don't mind waiting for episodes as they always gave me something to look forward to when they finally did come. But making us wait ten months for Book 3 was just straight up cruel with the original series.
Well hi! I don't know about the wiki I just found out some info so I thought I'd throw it out there. Sill around kinda. The holidays were alright, I'm not much of a fan of the holidays, but I did turn 21 so...cheers! lol
Well that's great to hear, Happy Belated Birthday to you then, lol. Hope your New Year has been good to you so far.
Well you'll be happy to know I did watch the Book 3 finale a few days ago. And let me tell you, it was better than I thought it would be. I enjoyed the intensity of it, that was a finale that was done almost completely right.
I'm pretty skeptical about Book 4, but I gotta say Book 3 overall did a good job.
So far, so good. Just freezing like mad out here, must be pretty bad by you too, eh?
The season was much better than either Book 1 or Book 2. The Red Lotus' goals in the long run make no sense though as a world without leaders is simply impossible. The need and desire for leadership is a natural human instinct and inevitably leaders would rise again amidst the chaos they sought to create. But they were otherwise incredible and even complex villains, and the finale was just magnificent. Its battle scenes in particular are some of the best I've ever seen in a long while. And I've never seen Korra dish it out quite like that even as she was inching towards death the whole time. Zaheer had some pretty amazing abilities as well. What was the second, entering the Spirit World? He can fly as he became unbound to the earth, but what was the second?
And the ending was surprisingly well done, even though I have some strong reservations about Jinora becoming a master so quickly. But either way, the ending was pretty deep, especially when you see the toll the battle took upon Korra.
Well you might as well tell me what it is now. Odds are I already know what it is, but I prefer my curiosity be satisfied now, thanks. Because I seriously am not anticipating that Book 4 will satisfy me like Book 3 did.
Yeah, It's currently 3 out here, as in degrees. Three freaking degrees, my feet are so cold they are singing Let it Go. (sorry had to)
But I'm glad to hear you're year is going well.
I love the Red Lotus, but I feel so cheated on their characters. I want backgrounds and stuff, I need to know these things. And while their ideals are grossly misguided they posed a real threat, and they were all the things you said, rich, complex, unique. The fighting this season I found to be some of the best. Korra, has become my favorite character in either series, especially after book 4. I saw online that brought up Roku's advice to Aang, the whole "the avatar state is all the past avatars focusing their energy through you." thing. And then they brought up that everything after Book 2, is just Korra, she's so incredibly strong it's a real pleasure to watch.
Zaheer was so cool, as were all the Red Lotus members (save nameless guards 1,2,3 & 4) I found his arc with P'li to be very compeling and poetic. Aside from the ability to fly the other I meant was his suffocation technique. Granted it has probably been around for a while and the fan base certainly anticipated it, but they put it in the show so perfectly. A loose canon airbender was the perfect place for it to emerge.
The final shot of season 3 was just so heart breaking I couldn't stand it, she's been in critical danger for 39 episodes now and it really hits you when you see her.
I'm fairly certain you already know, click that link you sent me a while back and you'll see what I mean. But aside from that one element (no pun intened) I think you'll find arcs and the characters just as interesting as you found book 3.
Yeah, they could've really used more backstory than that. But yeah, they were very complex and the fighting in Book 3 was astounding, especially in the finale. That was an incredible drawn-out battle there. Everybody was at their best when it came to their bending, or non-bending of course. Pretty fantastic, I must say.
Oh yeah, the suffocation technique, that was a disturbing one. *What do you mean it's for kids?!* LOL
Yeah, seriously. I see being the Avatar has finally taken a toll on her. Not so glamorous anymore, is it?
Oh that energy cannon? Oh yeah, I'll be hating on that later trust me. As well as that ridiculous Jaeger ripoff at the end.
Yeah, I'm aware lol, we don't have a bunch of snow but it's so damn cold up here I can't stand it. It's been freezing...ick!
Nothing, really, I've been rewatching Korra from the begining to give an update to my profile page, I only have book 4 left, going to watch it Thursday. I wanted to give my account a bit of a face lift. So as opposed to the format I have now, where I talk about each book, it'll be condensed into a single section encompassing everything from book 1 to 4.
At least it wasn't as bad as initial predictions suggested. The snow ended a lot earlier than expected even though we still got a lot of it.
You haven't watched Book 4 yet either??? Huh, I was just about to start on that myself. Still not sure how I'm going to react to this one. And I'm not too impressed by what the ending has to offer, they can't end Korra that suddenly. We need more.
There was none here, clear skies. But I'm glad you guys didn't get burried. That's never fun..
Oh no, I watched it. I have a couple of friends that watch Korra too and one stopped midway through season 3 and the other stopped on episode 2 of book 4, so we wanted to sit down and run through the whole show from episode 1 to 52. I kept up on it like I normaly do. But I wanted to see them all again, when I watch the new episode week to week I feel like I lose half of what happened, especially with Korra. It's weird cause Avatar is the only shows I have this problem with. So, since I wanted to update my profile and because I forgot half of what went on in Book 4 I wanted to see everything again. To collect my thoughts, as it were.
And just to give my general thoughts on the finale, while I fully enjoyed the finale, I do have to say it in no way feels like a finale, I don't think it earns the right to be a finale. I feel like there are two more books waiting to claim the ;finale' title. However, that aside, the whole book in general felt a lot more subtle than any of the other seasons, which, I enjoyed but for the alleged "last book of Avatar" it doesn't feel emotionaly satisifying. With the first show it held a weight and you knew it when it said The End that it was, THE END.
Basically, what it all boils down to is that, despite fully enjoying the book, it lacked the momentum, weight or finality to be the final season. It feels like there is one more villain out there, that is so powerful, it would take two books to bring him/her/it down. But then again, perhaps that is why it doesn't feel like a finale, because each season was so contained. There was no big bad connecting all the books together other than Korra's own personal growth. Korra grows so much she's become my favorite character in either series (don't hate me lol) but with no ultimate goal the ending of book 4 feels like the ending to any other book and we are just going to hear Korra say "Okay, you're done, who's next?"
Damn it. That's exactly what I'm afraid of, doesn't sound like a finale to me, and I haven't even seen the bloody thing.
Crap. Well, that's not good news since we aren't sure if anymore Korra is planned, as in like any movies or specials or anything like that. I do take some issue with how self-contained these seasons are, far too episodic to really feel like something that would be emotionally satisfying on the final note.
I have a feeling the ending's gonna be a serious mixed bag for me. Hell, even as a Korrasami fan, I don't think I like the suddenness of how it came about. How long was that planned? I don't think there were enough hints beforehand.
Have you ever seen the gif of Zuko reading the scrolls in the Dragonbone Catacombs and he gets to the end and he says" Wait, that can't be it, where's the rest of it?" and how people would use that after every episode premired.. I feel if there was ever a time to use that it would be now. Like I said, I fully enjoyed the book and the finale, I didn't hate anything or even think anything was stupid. But it just lacks in the severity of it I just sit here thinking, why isn't the Red Lotus, Unalaq, Kuvira and Amon connected by a bigger badder person, the real threat. The finale even got me emotional but it really doesn't feel like the end really. It just feels there is one more arc left to tell. I'd have to agree it's a mixed bag.
Side note: You know how people say in terms of character development it feels like the order goes 1st half of Book 2, Book 1, 2nd half of Book 2, Book 3 etc...? I kinda feel like this is the same with the season, much more Empire Strikes Back than Return of the Jedi. It doesn't feel like a closing chapter. But then again, perhaps it was left this way for comic series to be added post show. I never told you this, but when I read The Promise it was kinda hard for me to get back into, now I love the comics, but since the series finale for Avatar was so ponignent, it took me a while to get back into the characters. I felt their stories were done, they didn't need anymore adventures. Perhaps, Korra was left this open ended to explore comics. Though there are none in development (so they say) I could easily see them doing some.
Crap, that's a good way to sum it up, some people did sound dumbfounded even if they were thrilled with the Korrasami ending.
I don't know what to say, except that I really don't get a good vibe about this at all. Sozin's Comet was a brilliantly executed ending, and any loose ends that remained didn't seriously overshadow it, and those are being answered by the comics. This I get the feeling is going to leave me cold. Especially knowing my history with this, at least in my personal case, seriously contested sequel.
So..........the character development is good or it sucked? What?
They'd better. They cannot just end it here, not like this. No seriously, they CAN'T. No way. Too soon!
I just mean with me still being a huge fan of Avatar, to be virtually out of touch with this place feels so wrong.Dunno what there is to do though until the next set of comics comes out later this year.
It's totally cool man, how you been in the meantime?
Seems that I overlooked the recent Smoke and Shadow preview. I took a look at it last night, I like the start we're getting off to! I really can't wait for this trilogy to come out this year, this is the one I've been most eager for. :)
And I'm equally awful for only getting back to this now. :( Sorry buddy. How you been? Hope your June was good to you.
I know, that's an excellent question. What could this lead to next? Because this comic I think raises the stakes more than the previous trilogies, possibly.
I hope so! I'm still an ardent Maiko fan and I hope that pairing prevails. :) And I want both girls to receive attention and character development. Mai is such a wonderfully complex character that I wanted to see more of in the show, she deserves a spinoff of some form if she were ever given one, lol. And I hope this comic gives her the attention the show could've afforded more of. And that goes for Ty Lee too, what I want to see most is how they interact with Team Avatar and how they feel about the events going on around them. I want to see some serious interaction going on here. :D
I agree, I didn't even stop to realize that yeah, how is she supposed to feel about her mother now? Glad they didn't paint this as a totally happy ending, there's still an adjustment process for all of those involved. For years Ursa lived as Noriko, not Ursa. So that's a big thing to address.
Hey if anyone remains of the old crew around here, say hi to them for me okay? Thanks.
I've been reading, that's about it, well reading and working my ass off. Went full time so now I'm there more. Summer, wasn't too bad, just been trying to relax when I can. Can't wait for fall at this point. It's always my favourite season. Right now I just want to eat. lol How about you, anything exciting?
I am excited for Smoke and Shadow. It's going to be interesting, I should think.
Yeah, that's good that you're staying on top of your down time. Yeah, fall will be good, it gets really nice up here in New England once it sets in. And hopefully it will be cooler.
Nah, just getting out of town whenever I can, and am looking for work still myself.
Yeah, there is enormous potential in this story. And I really cannot wait to see what we get, I hope there's a lot of strong development from characters like Mai, Ty Lee, and Ursa in all this. And Azula is coming back after all during this trilogy, so that just sweetens the deal.
OMG, Sparks. Has it been like years man? Wow, good to see you!
What have you been up to lately? I don't think we've talked since my old Korra threads, lol. Yeah, still here, but just barely. But you can bet I'll try to be more active every time a new comic comes out. Still following those religiously. How about you? You trying to get back in the swing of things?
Yeah, it's been over two years since I was last here. Funny to think now that at the time we had only seen like, 12 Korra episodes... Time flies.
I guess I've been well. Not that I should have much to complain about: I'm still in high school, and it's a little intimidating to see you all talking about unemployment and such. ;) I was still following Korra after I left, and I can honestly say I enjoyed the rest of the series (though the finale was a little disappointing, and Nick's online video player made me want to smash my computer sometimes, but that can be forgiven). As for the comics... well when I left the wiki I had read half of Promise: Part 1, and since then, I've read up to... half of Promise: Part 1. I know, shame on me. It's not that I dislike the comics, but I have never really been interested in them. Good that you are though. The more people buy those books, the longer the series stays alive. They're all we've got now.
I was wondering, are Krazy and Qin still around? We made a good discussion group back then, even if we had our "disagreements". lol :)
Guess I've been a little slow to get the ball rolling. But hopefully that will change very soon and unemployment won't be something to discuss. I've since seen Books 2 and 3, but have not finished Book 4. Yep, still collecting the comics, I hope you'll check more of them out too. They're actually pretty decent and we got Smoke and Shadow coming up. That one definitely looks like a winner and hopefully it will deliver on a lot of the cool stuff it's got in store. I really cannot wait for that one.
Hey Corin! I guess the cat didn't need to drag you in, you've been around here a lot compared to me.
I've never been terribly interested in comics but I might give these a try, I can make any number of exceptions for Avatar. Which series would you say was the best?
I wonder if we'll get any more of Avatar after the comics have finished. I heard Shyamalan is still tossing around a proposal for TLA 2 (oh god), but besides that I don't know about any future for the series. I would love to see a rebooted movie series under a new director. But I'm thinking about the TV series... with Bryke gone, do you guys think there's any chance for more Avatar, even in the distant future?
All of them have their good points, though perhaps you might enjoy The Rift best. That focuses heavily on Toph. Though it does have those modern touches a la Republic City style that like the city, are a bit distracting........But not too much. The Search is a good second. Really delves into the history and trauma of Zuko and Azula's upbringing, though certain things about Ursa had some people doubletaking.
I would like to hope it's not totally impossible, Avatar is too good to just let die out quietly.
I heard that too, but hopefully nobody will lend their support or money to such a stupid idea. A sequel doesn't stand much chance against the fandom it would be marketed to. Because we sure as hell did not forgive the first film. Nobody did. Yeah, just reboot the films without Shyamalan.
Not bad, Lady Apsalar. Good to be back these last few weeks, and great to see you again. =) I thought you were a goner, it seems like it's been forever since we last chatted. What's new with you these days? I trust things are good?
It has, it'd been awhile. I've been pretty busy, recently graduated from college and trying to nail a full-time job. Grown up problems O_O How about you? And I read that you didn't watch Book 2, but did you get a chance to learn what happened?
Oh congratulations =) I hope you find work a lot faster than I have, I'm nearly a year out of college and still in the middle of a major job hunt. ^^; Let's hope we both nail something. What did you major in?
I'm more or less caught up on all of the basics about Book 2 despite not seeing more than five minutes of it.
Political Science. Though I'm not sure if you'll be seeing me in Congress anytime. With things as they are up there, I'd never be allowed to get anything done. XD
Well, I can't really make a fair opinion if I haven't seen it. But it was my lack of enthusiasm stemming from Book 1 that prompted me to give it a pass. It sounds moderately better from what I've been told and shown, though.
Yea, there were of course episodes that I would rather take a pass on. But I liked the story arc overall, and the episode where we discover the origin of the avatar...Raava and Vaatu were pretty interesting, in my opinion of course.
This is my new general chat thread. Anything Avatar/Korra-related, most of it will run through here. All and any subjects are on the table so feel free to open up here if you want to talk to me about any of them. I'll try to keep up as best as I can, hoping we can get a few good chats running through here given time.
And yeah, I'm naming this thread after a Korra character; one of the better elements of the most recent season and I needed a snappy new name to replace the "Avatarverse" threads. Just roll with it, I guess. XD
As for Corin and Tastic, I could try to get back in touch with them, assuming they are still around. But I'm not rushing anyone back into conversation if they're not up for it, I was just saying it's been so dull lately that it would be good to revive the kind of chats we used to have around this wiki when the show's actually on. Gets kind of quiet between seasons.
Hello, hello! It has been quite a while. My interest in avatar had been on a steady decline this off season. Hence my absince (as well as the other things said.) Anyway, what is new everyone? Since my intrest just started being refreshed I'll be happy to chat.
Corin! I've been great, how are you? Man I really missed this.
That's Tumblr's nickname for Korra. Haha. XD
No but really I really do love Korra as a character (as if you already didn't know.) I liked her in Book 1, but after Book 2 I am emotionally invested with her like I am with most of the Atla characters.
Asami's pretty cool too, although I think they dumbed her down in Book 2. I'm sure she'll be redeemed in Book 3. Speaking of that I can't wait for the Korrasami friendship which is confirmed! :D
Yay, explaining time! The Lion Turtles did grant humans the ability to bend the elements, and basically the humans did not use it as a martial art. Like the Spirit Aye-Aye called the firebenders "fire tossers." Now, since they started to learn the ways of the original benders (sky bison, badger-moles, dragons etc) they respectively learned the true ways of bending and it is now used as a martial art. I think they made that clear when they showed Wan training with the white dragon. Hope that helped? XD
How can you keep up with the conversation, then, FE, if you haven't watched any of book 2? Did you read up on it? If you did, that's like the same thing. So, there's no need for you to carry on this farce, you're already clearly interested in the subject and take position on many of its components.
You may watch it now, you have my permission, you'll get no mockery from me, I know that's what you're worried about the most.
And I was, but not in the way I had planned on. I still haven't seen more than five minutes of it.
Yeah, well every time I work up "interest", I lose it five minutes later. Sure, I'm not venting like I was eight months ago. I've calmed down since then. But I still have no clue if I have my heart set on seeing it yet.
The first half was pretty good, but the plot was moving so slowly. The first two episodes were great, episodes 3 and 4 were good. Then episodes 5 and 6 made me think why there hasn't been anything spirit related in them for a while. I don't know what happened, but 6 is by far my least favorite episode of the series. I mean it's not like The Great Divide but still.
If a male protagonist acts like that it's completely fine. But now when Korra is she's being degraded. That pisses me off. Yes, she does get amazing in the second half and is currently the most developed character in the show.
Peacekeepers and The Sting.
Episode 6 started to get me mad because I was completely uninterested in the Mako/Asami plot or as the fandom says "b" plot. Not to mention that Mako and Asami started the love triangle once again. There was no Korra, no spirits, no Tenzin and his family. I don't know, it's sad to say but the best part of the episode is at the end when Korra made an appearance.
I don't consider it fine whether it's a guy or a girl who acts out of line when they're someone we're supposed to be rooting for.
Well that sounds pretty weak. Doesn't sound like Zuko Alone where the Gaang was nowhere in sight and it delved into the turmoil and tragedy of a guy who was evolving into an antihero as opposed to a villain. If there's one thing I am convinced you should never do these days, it's a love triangle. Let's hope Book 3 puts even less emphasis on it the third time around.
I want to get to the core of an issue: What is wrong with the episode "The Great Divide"?
Once and for all, I want a comprehensive (this might be asking too much considering my company, FEs clown car o pals n all, How do I tell them that, because of the unfreezing process, I have no inner-monologue? I hope I didn't say that out loud just now) analysis as to why this episode is so hated.
Nothing in it connected to the rest of the show's plot, people felt. Also, the opposing stories of the two tribes as told through deformed animations and stuff I felt was really silly and out of place even for this show. Also, believe it or not, Katara and Sokka's bickering was a bit intolerable in this one. But that's just me, the first reason is the only one that seems to be the accepted consensus.
LOL. Only thing that would make it all the more complete is the return of people like Sparks, KrazyKid, GoldenCupcakes, Lady Apsalar, and whoever else you can think of who we frequently talked to. That way we can feel like a group and not just survivors of a larger group.
But I know how you feel, it is like the apocalypse and we survived and they all didn't. And the radiation cause all the cockroaches to mutate. That's how all the nonies became new users. (disclaimer, I don't hate or am annoyed by any of the more recent users, I was just making a joke to the old days when nonies ran in abundance and there was a great rift between nonies and users. I was just making a joke)
I've begun to miss the days of the nonies, I don't think getting rid of them was the best move. I mean, it's not that huge an effort to come up with your own username, but anyone who had been carrying on as nonies for as long as they did probably were turned off at least somewhat by that new regulation.
I miss the nonies too. They were so much fun, and it really slowed wiki traffic down. I miss the days when you could come to the wiki and see nonies and users duking it out in the comments section and you could sit with popcorn and watch it unfold. It was like internet WWE (even though I dont watch wrestling)
When the character designs for book 2 came out and we got our first glimpse of a dark spirit the users on the wiki nicknamed it darkie. There came a point when there was a group of users would go around and 'sacrifice' nonies to darkie. I call it the cult of darkie period but if I remember correctly Jon Jeong was one who partaked in that.
Fire Eater wrote: I've begun to miss the days of the nonies, I don't think getting rid of them was the best move. I mean, it's not that huge an effort to come up with your own username, but anyone who had been carrying on as nonies for as long as they did probably were turned off at least somewhat by that new regulation.
Jon Jeong wrote:
That will never happen, not Peopleonline, shes legally dead...
I wouldn't think about who is gone but who is remaining and how to sustain their interest. If you think of the dead too long, you'll suddenly realise your list is growing very rapidly.
Anyway, about book 2 (and 1 of LoK for that matter), are they good or bad? I haven't seen them yet I'm getting mixed responses from people. Some say it's great and they seem to truly enjoy it, others seem kind of... meh about it.
Anyway, about book 2 (and 1 of LoK for that matter), are they good or bad? I haven't seen them yet I'm getting mixed responses from people. Some say it's great and they seem to truly enjoy it, others seem kind of... meh about it.
Ask on this thread and you'll get the same responses all over again....
I want to catch up on the series (as I plan to watch all of the first series and the start the second again) before I read it. Sadly this means it will probably be a collectors item when I try to get it and it will be expensive as a car.
Boy, it doesn't matter how much time passes, I still get hugely nostalgic for the time where Avatar was dominating the air and when we were all glued in to every new episode of the series, always hugely anticipating what would happen next (Original series, I mean). Gotta get my Avatar mode back on, gotta get excited for Avatar again somehow. Things became a lot less awesome after the original Avatar ended. =(
A lot actually, took up a new language, got a new job, convinced a friend to move back from across the country, wrapping up this semester, fanboyed about 8 things in 30 minutes, started packing to move. hahah
The Rift is probably my favorite comic that Gene Yang has made. That's not really saying anything though since in all honesty, The Rift was just Ok. We've already seen all this before, why is he regurgitating all of this back at us?
I just decided to start avatar over again with my family and it sadens me. Watching it I kind of realize that technoology has surpased the format of my dvds. Now all I want them to release them all on blu ray and whatever (sorry, I'm not good with techno lingo.) What I mean is the picture isn't as nice as it used to be on a new television so whatever techy thing they have to do with it, I'd like them to. But I know they wont. :(
Well Niyok and Nutha sure looked interesting, two more Avatar Girls to add to the list, albeit minor ones at present. Too bad their role in this is modest at best. Wonder why Nutha gave Katara the cold shoulder.
Okay I don't care if Republic City somehow became canon and I don't care if this is an exploration into the URN's earliest days, what the hell are things that modern doing barely a year and a half after the War's end in this comic?
I'm sorry folks, but whereas you could make the weak argument that all that stuff could exist in this world 70 years onward from this era..........This is a pure anachronism. A jarring anachronism at that.
I'm here for the mysticism and philosophies of this world, I am not here for the influx of technology.
Well that's one strike against this comic. I'm sorry, but equipment that modern-looking should not be in anything set 1-2 years after the events of ATLA. That should remain a Korra-exclusive thing. It just doesn't blend harmoniously to insert something like this into ATLA's era, let alone this universe.
On that note, I really hope not every other major town we saw in ATLA hasn't come to resemble RC in turn. I hate to pick at an old scab, but it just isn't the same when you bury something as timeless as this under all of that technology.
Dude, that kind of image meshes less easily with ATLA's setting than it does with Korra's setting. So forgive me if I see the two elements coming together as more of a clash than anything else. And as for the forklift, it's ridiculously modern looking. It doesn't even look like a steampunk take on the vehicle, it looks like something you'd find at Home Depot.
So it took me a full day to finish The Rift, and while there are a few nitpicks I have with the comic, I like the intended angle; how is this sudden industrialization around Yu Dao gonna clash or harmonize with the spiritual essence of the land it now stands on, on top of Toph confronting her past at long last?
Seriously, we waited like nearly six years for this just as we waited five years for the answers on Ursa, nice to see some of the most frustrating questions finally answered. If nothing else, I'm sure folks are eager to see how Toph's story turns out in this. (Though I'm sure we'd all be more excited if these plot points were simply animated into a special or something as they ought to be)
But I'm getting ahead of myself, for those of you who did read the comic, I want to know..........What was your opinion of it? I'm itching for a discussion today if there's any takers. =)
Love that the comic is focusing on Toph. I freaking love her. Her father at the end definitely caught me by surprise, and I can't wait to see that unfold! Digging The slow building of RC and such. Another positive is that they're finally exploring Yangchen's character!
My nitpicks: I did not like Aang in Part 1 at all, didn't like how he was treating Toph. Katara and Sokka were pushed aside form the story as side characters. As for some of the story? Been here, done that. The Spirit does not like how all of this industrial land is being built upon his land and threatens to destroy. (Hei Bai much.)
Overall 7/10. Possibly my favorite installment so far. For once, I'm excited for the other 2 parts. :)
Toph seems to be the high point for virtually anything with the Avatar name attached to it when it comes to the fandom, don't you think? =)
Yeah, that's another high point: Avatar Yangchen. We really need to get to know more of the past Avatars. (Though introducing Avatar Wan was also a huge success in this)
Yeah, but this is somewhat different from Hei Bai. The Fire Nation outright destroyed his home, but as Aang pointed out it can be reborn. Here, we're talking about an evolution of the land through human will, a change the local spirits and wildlife will have to adapt to in the long run, for better or worse. Either way, the outcome will not be a simple rebirth but a definite and lasting change that could either be good or bad for the balance at large.
Well, let's hope they deliver.
(Seriously though, what is up with those forklifts? Not steampunk enough to look believable in this backdrop)
(Caution Radomness)- So after just rewatching Book 1 of Avatar I realized something about the finale. Aang, as we know, turns into Koizilla by merging with the Ocean spirit. Ergo, that sceen is three spirits in one entity, La? (or Tui...not sure which) Aang's spirit, and Raava. That scean got like a hundred times cooler to me (and it felt more powerful to me too.)
I just found your page now ironically, There is not much news on LOK except it may either aired or given a confirmed release during comic con. I just wanted to join in on any conversations I hope that's ok
Thanks, I know there's literally nothing to talk about regarding book 3 . One thing I did find interesting was a picture of mako and bolin was released , and looks like there in the crystal place in ba sing se where aang got struck by lightning. So maybe we will get to see a lot of the earth kingdom, and possibly the daili may still police the city being it looks there being captured.Also on side note does anybody else think wan deserves his own series. Wan just seams like the perfect character to make a show based it could explain how the four nations formed , how people reacted to having an avatar, and how people inherited or were granted bending after the departure of the lion turtles.
"We need a new burst of energy on this wikia soon."
Why do you care? You were so intent on leaving when Book 2 hit -- and not to bring up unfortunate past, but you didn't exactly take your blocks well. I recall you contacting admins on other wikis, clawing scraping BEGGING to come back. Unexpected action for one so fixed of mind to depart with feelings of indifference.
Question dodged, you make expected choice. I simply wanted to know the reason behind your sudden change when you drilled it into our heads that you were leaving when Book 2 premiered. I come not to drudge in vain, I used example of your course of action that opposes your feelings of indifference in hopes of getting an answer to most vexing mystery.
The creators could do too much with their series, countless avatars to go back in time with. The only factor is interest, the popularity of the series. Imagine how it would have been if they never stopped. If after the the finale they continued the story with Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko, etc. Personally I think Piandao would have hooked Sokka up with a new Space Sword.. I doubt the entire meteor was used in its construction.
How would that have been? If it just never stopped like the rest of the cartoons... would it have tanked? or would it have prospered? Maybe there would have been cause to make a better live action film? Sadly the stomach cringes at the thought.
Jon Jeong wrote: Question dodged, you make expected choice. I simply wanted to know the reason behind your sudden change when you drilled it into our heads that you were leaving when Book 2 premiered. I come not to drudge in vain, I used example of your course of action that opposes your feelings of indifference in hopes of getting an answer to most vexing mystery.
I know I'm relatively new here, but I've got experience on the internet and life. Just leave it alone.No one really needs to know.
I doubt we'll get a 3rd series... Nick doesn't seem to like Avatar anymore due to the problems it causes for them. I hope I'm wrong but...