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  • 1: The Love Triangle.

    I am not one know dislikes this cliche. I am a sucker for romantic stuff.

    2: Pro-Bending.

    I liked it.

    3: Show, don't tell.

    Never thought of it before I heard others complaining. I just took what the characters said about inequality in Republic city and Kuvira's atrocities as fact without seeing it. I understand why some don't like it but it didn't bother me.

    4: Korra getting her bending back in the season 1 finale.

    Never saw it as a possible problem before it was complained. I understand why some may not like it but it didn't bother me.

    5: Korra's personality.

    I like her.

    6: 1st half of season 2.

    I like it.

    BUT, one criticism that DO change the way I feel is that Bolin's and Eska's relationship can be classified as abusive and that his suffering is played for laughs. I didn't see it until it was pointed out to be. I usually don't need others to point out to be a abusive relationship in fiction when the woman is the abuser. I now feel awkward about going on YouTube and watching Eska moments. She is an abuser so I can't like her anymore. An abusive relationship in fiction where a woman is abusing a man and the story plays it for laughs is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY EXTREMELY common, even in cartoons.

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    • I mostly agree with you, one problem I had was the new concept of the spirit world. In ATLA it was explicitly said that the spirit world was a realm that you couldn't simply just go to, however, season 2 brought spirits. Also, one thing that ATLA was great at was character development, I feel like LOK really struggled with that, even a character like Jet had more character development than main LOK characters like Asami or Mako 

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    • Kimathite wrote: I mostly agree with you, one problem I had was the new concept of the spirit world. In ATLA it was explicitly said that the spirit world was a realm that you couldn't simply just go to, however, season 2 brought spirits. Also, one thing that ATLA was great at was character development, I feel like LOK really struggled with that, even a character like Jet had more character development than main LOK characters like Asami or Mako 

      I like consistently too. I am not a fan of retcons. It didn't bother when I first watched it, because it didn't occur to me until I hear others complain. To me, if the story states something as fact, it should remain fact forever. But that is something I often excuse in fiction I enjoy.

      In regards to character development I don't have an option to which show did it better.

      I can't choose between Avatar The Last Airbender and The Legend Of Korra.

      I haven't watch the movie in full before. Maybe my option is too clouded by the criticisms but that, I don't think I would like. Maybe if I watched it fresh I would appreciate it as a cheat version of the show. Maybe. Seeing so many scenes of the movie, there are criticisms I would have come up without being told. Like the awkwardness. A lot of the talking, the action scenes, and other scenes look and sound awkward. The difference pronounciations is annoying to me.

      About the Bolin's/Eska problem, unfortunately I have to ignore it. If I stopped like every TV show and movie that plays an abusive relationship where a woman is abusing a man for laughs, I have to stop liking a lot of shows I love. The problem with that is that widespread. Hopefully one day writers will stop doing that.

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    • The only good things about Beska are as follows:

      • It ultimately was treated as abusive.
      • It sunk like a fucking anchor.

      But I think that the writers were so used to treating Bolin as a chew toy that they didn't treat it nearly as seriously as they should have.  The fact that they played it for laughs at all was not okay and was one of the reasons I don't like the first half of Book 2.  (Ditto Bo forcibly kissing Ginger in "The Sting.")

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    • Deist Zealot wrote: The only good things about Beska are as follows:

      • It ultimately was treated as abusive.
      • It sunk like a fucking anchor.

      But I think that the writers were so used to treating Bolin as a chew toy that they didn't treat it nearly as seriously as they should have.  The fact that they played it for laughs at all was not okay and was one of the reasons I don't like the first half of Book 2.  (Ditto Bo forcibly kissing Ginger in "The Sting.")

      The sad part is, if Eska's personally was just a little different, she would be so fun. If she didn't have to force Bolin to do anything, if he choose to be with her out of own free will. If he liled her creepiness, it would have been so cute. The "nice guy" and the "creepy girl." I THOUGHT that's what it was, which is why I DID like them together. But no, it sadly wasn't. Even though after her father's demise, he wanted to be with her, if they had gotten back together, it would like be like a wife going back to the husband who beats her up everyday.

      I don't remember clearly Bolin's and Ginger's kiss. By force, would be like when Aang kissed Katara when she said she was confused ? An innocent misleading of signals or something terrible ? I hope not.

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    • They were shooting a movie scene in which Ginger was tied down & Bolin kissed her (like all in, there was probably tongue) because apparently he actually believed Ginger was really coming onto him, & not just hamming it up for the camera.

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    • Neo Bahamut wrote: They were shooting a movie scene in which Ginger was tied down & Bolin kissed her (like all in, there was probably tongue) because apparently he actually believed Ginger was really coming onto him, & not just hamming it up for the camera.

      Oh, I remember. That is disturbing if one analyzes it. The lack of no doesn't equal concent. Also my opinion they want me is also not concent. That is a real life problem. In some societies it is perceived as weakness if a man ask if he can do such and such sexy stuff to a woman before doing it. That leads to reading signals which is basically trying to be a mind reader.

      Both Bolin/Eska, and Bolin/Ginger is the writers following trends that are unfortunately common in western society.

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    • Yeah...it was Bolin apparently suddenly not knowing what acting is; and when Ginger basically told him to fuck off and left in a hurry, he whined that he was getting mixed signals.  It was jarring; and it kind of came off as Bo simultaneously taking a level in jerk, and being used as a narrative chew toy yet again.

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