hi, this is auds. i binge watched your titular show instead of studying for midterms over the last two weeks bc my friend wrote an article abt it in the school paper.
first of all, i think you’re hella cute. the animators did a goodass job with your smile and your eyes are amazing. especially when you smile. like, you’re just so… innocent but you look worldly at the same time…? something like that. either way, you’re gorgeous.
the bf agrees
your animation was hella improved especially compared to the original series (it seriously tanked later on, tho). your higher budget also gave your writers the powers to have fun with new obstacles and character development. but they screwed this up big time. i definitely don’t blame you; i think you’re amazing and you did the best you could.
dafuq happened to your arc? you came out with less than you went in with. please do not pretend like you gained some archetypal thing (forget what it’s called), because your character arc was like… a literal line.
the hell is up with the queerbait?
esp after like dating everyone in your friend group except Bolin you CANNOT enter a relationship in the literal last thirty seconds of the show without ever hinting at it once and call it plot. yes, i get it, you are a whole 3-starred haute five course meal and you probably won the hearts of damn near everyone in the show at some point (you also hoed around a little but that is FULL respect bc i know how it goes), but you can’t just like… breh. i’m not even going to talk about the rest of the plot and all those dei ex machina your writers pulled out of their ears.
you have some weirdass companions. Bolin should not let Eska walk all over him and compare him to a slave but still call it a relationship. She literally forces him into marriage like… that is some peak romanticization abuse if i’ve ever seen it. believe me; i’ve seen After.
Bao Sing Se cannot be Bao Sing Se when it looks like NYC right before “enter Gatsby and his ridiculous parties.” all the whitewashing and incorporation of tactless politics (seriously, Amon is literally pseudo-communist Occupy Wall Street) completely subverts the Asian cultures that shaped the original Avatar series.
why your animators decided to completely throw all the complex fight scenes and the unique methods of bending for the sake of a few extra seams in your pants, i have no clue. i’m pretty sure you don’t, either. all the amazing abilities were watered down into halfassed attempts to make it seem like the writers hadn’t destroyed the masterpiece that was Avatar’s culture, the masterpiece that you had every potential to bring to new heights.
in conclusion, Korra, you’re cute af, but i was hella disappointed. and if you’re ever debating between watching LoK and rewatching Avatar, i’d rewatch Avatar and pretend like nothing came after it. but if you do watch LoK, i’ll make myself available so we can vent and eat ice cream over facetime.
you deserved so much better. i trust you’ll have the chance to redeem yourself in the future, but until then, i’ll just drown in my sorrows.
much love <3