you’d think a watERBENDER WOULD KNOW THE VALUE OF WATERPROOF MAKEUP JFC
he obviously did not buy his make-up at the same place Asami gets hers
I really appreciate this comparison…
The fact that Lin and Tenzin embody the elemental opposites of their actual powers is something I really, really enjoy about The Legend of Korra. What I love most is that they’re physically reflections of Aang and Toph - but where Tenzin looks like his father - the airbender of airbenders - he moves like an earthbender. His movements are strong and grounded, all about balance, while still being all graceful and spiral-y. Lin, on the other hand, is Toph’s champion earthbender daughter, but her comfort in the air and her spiral cable movements are pure Aang.
I love that it looks like they learned together, and learned from each other.
A peace offering for my dear friend Ally because we were jokingly throwing canons at each other’s ships yesterday :)
She’s a die-hard Masami fan and I’m a die-hard (albeit conflicted) Makorra shipper. But we both know which is the only ship that really matters.
i’m shrieking with laughter right now oh god
i can suddenly imagine Asami and Iroh getting on, like, viciously well and everyone kind of regrets it because they just take the piss out of all the little kiddies
Airbending, Firebending style!
^Yeah, this. Pretty much.
Yes okay this is what was bothering me about how she was bending! This is perfect!
This is what first struck me about the opening of Korra vs A;tLA. The A;tLA opening is very calculated, you can see the influence of the martial arts on the bending. Where as LoK opening is a lot more raw and improvisational. You can tell that what was beginning to take place in A;tLA with the different kinds of bending blending into each other (see Iroh using a waterbending technique to redirect lightening) has developed by the time we reach the age in which Korra takes place. Globalization in the bending world is similar to our’s, except we share technologies instead of bending forms.
People have been criticizing how bending is now less serious than in A;tLA. It’s not for defence, or economic development, transportation, etc, there’s now pro-bending, it’s for entertainment as well. (granted there was bending for entertainment in A;tLA as well BUT MOVING ON) Bending is used for a variety of things, serious and less so in the LoK time period just as technology is used for a variety of things today.
Can you imagine the great minds that brought me the ability to use computers, the internet, skype, etc. and how they feel about me using that great power and technology to talk to make silly faces at my boyfriend in real time across 4 provinces? It’s probably how the original great benders feel about bending being used for thievery or entertainment.
So Korra’s style of airbending may be very different from how we think airbending should be, but it’s another way in which bending and the society of the four nations has developed between A;tLA and LoK.
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