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“Jinora come to get you?” Asami says gently. Korra looks up and nods, solemnly.
“Look, I know it’s taking longer than we thought for you to regain your strength, but it’s still only been a couple months.” Asami says, trying to comfort her friend. “At least you’ve been able to stretch your legs in these trips to the Sprit World.”
Asami begins to move Korra out of her room for dinner, as Korra looks up to her, still appearing emotionally drained.
“I know, it’s just that I end up staying there for so long, sometimes I almost forget that I’m, well… like this.”
Insert scene of Korra trying to walk but falling the following night, followed by the above image
Book 4 opener: Korra is walking though a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, with a gorgeous view of a lake not far off in the distance. She stops for a moment to just take in the world around her, taking a deep breath, and smiling, looking happy to just be alive.
After the moment has passed, Korra looks to the scenery in the distance, and with a smirk, sets off in a full run, bounding over anything that stood in her way. After finally stopping to catch her breath, Korra sighs and lets out a satisfied laugh.
Korra looks to her side to find Jinora standing next to her.
“Hey… you know I hate to do this, but it’s almost time for dinner.”
Korra’s face falls noticeably, as it always does when Jinora comes to find her these days.“Alright. I’m coming.”
Korra closes her eyes as the Spirit World dissipates around her, and she finds herself back in her stuffy little room, back in her chair that she has come to hate more than anything in the world, back in reality.
The best kind of team.
Added a video to Ice Bucket Challenge.
With youtube videos, you can just copy/paste the embed code it gives you, which just uses iframe tags.
Was actually hoping for this costume, always liked it.
“And Slab… and Rankle… and Slab and Rankle and…. TIMEFORTHEZOMBIES!”
This episode, man.
“This is your fetish? Not impressed.”
Ah, yes. So. for those who missed it:
Almost immediately after I posted my long-winded explanation, Marceline’s voice actress discussed the relationship at a panel, quoting Pendleton Ward, and explicitly said that he told her that the two “dated” at one point, and that due to a variety of issues, including conflict with international airings of the show, that while it would likely not be addressed directly in the show, the comics or books may acknowledge it in some way.
Long story short, she basically flat out said that Word of God canonized the ship. However, the following day or so, she posted a non-specific tweet that said she “makes up stories at panels all the time” and we shouldn’t take her so seriously. said tweet was deleted 30 minutes later, though it managed to draw quite a firestorm directed at her in that time, and as far as I know, she’s been silent since.
So, nobody knows what to think now. Did she get in trouble with the network? Did she reveal something she wasn’t supposed to, or misunderstand Pen? I sincerely hope she wasn’t simply joking. What she said at the panel was in a completely serious tone, and not only would it be a colossal dick move to do that to the fans, but she would have misquoted the fucking series creator while doing so. Probably not a good idea.
In addition to all of that, something also worth mentioning:
While it can differ from engine to engine, depending on how it handles animations, generally speaking, if they really wanted to cut corners, applying animations designed for a male character to a female skeleton does not appear unnatural in most cases.
Sure, females generally have a slightly different way of throwing themselves when they move around, but if they were really strapped for time like they claim, they honestly could have slapped the male animations over a female model, made some slight alterations if the limb proportions caused problems, be done with it, and nobody would have cared.
Make a female create-a-character in a Soul Calibur game, give her a male character’s weapon style, it’s fine. Even male characters with female animations don’t look as awkward as you’d think. Either way, Ubisoft’s whole “Impossible to do something as difficult as female characters in this amount of time” excuses has pretty much been rightly outed as BS from the get go. More likely than not, the real answer is “We were lazy and didn’t feel like doing it.”
Well, yeah, in the little marketing Nick actually did for this show, even they seemed to gear it towards the older audience. (I.E., The ads generally didn’t revolve around it being funny.)
That said, at the end of the day, The Legend of Korra still has a freaking Y-7 rating, which is kind of hilarious, given the kind of shit that goes down semi-regularly.
It’s almost like a Ganondorf-Demise-Cervantes Hexafusion.
All in all, it may look like a crack-ship at first glance, I thought so as well, but after looking into it, there’s genuinely a lot to support it being an intentional bit of the story for the older audience to pick up on, and it’s since become one of my favorite ships.
(Finally, here’s a list of most of the moments that support all of this. Again, as the creators say, draw your own conclusions.)
It’s been stated blow already, but yeah, for those not in the loop, there’s a crapton of subtext, both in the show and comic, that can be interpreted as Bubblegum and Marceline as being former lovers, with the general mix of implied canon and fanon being that they broke it off over something rather heavy many years ago, but have stayed close friends, albeit with a few hints of resentment that show up every now and then.
There’s even a few, like this one, that seem to imply that they might still have the occasional fling. Given the fact that, when questioned about it, the creators often say something along the lines of “draw your own conclusions.”, or jokingly, “I don’t think that’s any of your business.” instead of flat-out denying it, it more-or-less confirms that the subtext is intentional, as they’d most likely set the record straight if it was a misunderstanding, especially with a sensitive subject such as an implied lesbian relationship in a children’s show. (Not to mention that one of the show’s artists openly admits that she ships the two of them, and has drawn them in some rather suggestive situations on more than one occasion…)
Tony Jay. You might know him better as Frollo.
Someone spoiler tagged this…
Isn’t the usual KYM policy not to spoiler tag something if the episode has already aired? If not, I’ll leave it for a few more days, but…
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