Posts tagged with “korra”
I just have a lot of feelings, so I drew my own head canon for what happens after the kiss.
Sorry for the crappy quality. I drew it without sketching or anything with a ballpoint pen that can get smudgy. I hope the text is readable!
Also, korra and asami don’t necessarily have to get together, i just want them to at least be friends, dammit!
Hahahaha ever since Saturday the Korra finale seems to make me angrier and angrier. As a storyteller and as a fan of solid storytelling, it is an atrocious mess! I stand by the creators are amazing directors, amazing concept artists, amazing producers, but wow are they terrible writers. They have absolutely no understanding of dramatic convention, and so the first season of The Legend of Korra suffered greatly from terrible execution, and the core ideas were so good it should’ve been a gamechanger. It should’ve been the most brilliant thing on television and instead we were given a 12-week narrative case of blue balls.
Disclaimer: if you enjoyed/love/fanatic about Korra, by all means continue to do so! I enjoyed a lot about Korra. In fact that is why I am so frustrated. But that aside, this is meant as a critique and a dissection and as such you can take it or you can leave it. Nothing I have to say will change the show, nor will anything I have to say will have any effect on what season 2 will bring. Mostly I have been ranting about it to everyone on a daily basis since Saturday and this is my way to finally just. get. it. all. out. So this is me shouting into the ether for my own cathartic glee.
Can I take a moment to talk about that structure there? It’s that shrine-looking thing at the end of LoK/episode 12 where Korra gives Lin her bending back.
That up there looks uncannily like a Buddhist stupa, a type of structure found throughout Asia that often houses relics of the Buddha and the bodhisattvas. There are are relic stupas, object stupas, commemorative stupas, symbolic stupas, and votive stupas, each having its own purpose.
The first thing that’s so very strange about it is that it’s surrounded by large, standing rocks. And the second thing that’s really strange about it is that Korra gives Lin back her bending at this specific spot.
It’s in the middle of the South Pole. Why are there stones around it? Why is it colored with earthen tones, rather than the whites and blues of the Water Tribe?
That leads me to believe that it isn’t just some random shrine.
I personally have begun to think it’s Toph’s grave, a relic to her memory and probably where she’s buried. That is, it is a stupa commemorative stupa (and perhaps even a relic stupa, if she is indeed buried there). And if that’s the case, that makes Lin getting her bending back at that particular spot especially poignant and touching because Lin is the carrier of her mother’s legacy and what better place to receive the greatest gift her mother gave her back?
There’s also a few other things that are ridiculously striking about this. According to Wikipedia, there are 8 different kinds of stupas, each symbolic of a different moment in the Buddha’s life. This stupa in particular is bell-shaped and has no extra ornamentation. That is supposedly symbolic of the Buddha’s ascension to Nirvana.
The stupa is also supposed to represent the four elements in total harmony as well as enlightenment:
- the square base represents earth
- the dome represents water
- the spire (or the steps) represent fire
- the lotus on the top of the spire of the stupa represents air
- and the steps can be said to represent the ascension to enlightenment.
And enlightenment in Korra’s case (within context, of course)? Connecting with the Avatar Spirit and realizing that she is the Avatar and that no one can take that away from her.
So whoa. You’ve got both Toph and Lin’s relationship represented here, as well as Korra’s realization of being the Avatar here.
That’s how Bryke intended to end the series. And damn, that’s pretty mind blowing.
befuddledpenguin said: I REALLY HOPE IT DOESNT HPPENBUT ALL THOSE GLARES SHE'S MADE THROUGHOUT THE SHOW TELLS ME OTHERWISE TT___TT
I WILL NEVER FORGIVE THEM IF THEY DO IT.
Or at least if they make Asami evil JUST BECAUSE OF MAKO I will not accept it and most likely stop watching the show. Because I am really hoping that Asami will rise above it and not sink to becoming a villain for such a stupid reason. I like to think that she’s made of much stronger morals than that because of how she was able to stand up to her dad even though she loved and trusted him because she knew what he was doing was wrong.
So if she becomes a villain just to get back at Mako….
FORGET IT I’M LEAVING! >: O
(However if there is some better, darker, cooler reason for her leaving the group
Like she really was evil all along somehow wat that might be pretty cool)
VV LEGEND OF KORRA SPOILERS DOWN THAT WAY VV