Ok. So, after this week’s Korra, I want to try to get all of my feelings about the Asami/Mako/Korra triangle. I’ve mentioned this before, but again, I ship Mako/Korra. That’s my end game, but I do not hate Asami. However, I am still mostly indifferent towards her right now.Read more
“Happiness is like a kiss - it feels best when you give it to someone else.”Too bad Korra likes Mako!
I had no idea that if you like someone, that means no one’s allowed to give you a platonic kiss on the cheek.
You hear that, guys? Kissing is never platonic. Good to know.
This gives me all the Borra best friendship feels
Just some feelings about this weekend’s episode, mostly centered on Tarrlock. Yeah, he’s kind of a jerk and definitely ambitious, but I don’t think he’s a total asshole. My mind might be changed later, but for now, here are my thoughts.
I’ve seen a couple of posts with people describing his task force as shady. I don’t really think so. Tarrlock is a legitimate authority figure in this city. We got our first glimpse of the Council this weekend. It consists of five members, one representative from each nation. I think it’s more of a plot point than anything that they’re all benders. Because think about it. In Avatar, the Chiefs of the Water Tribes weren’t benders, and neither was the Earth King. The head honchos of two (or three if you look at the Water Tribes as separate) nations weren’t benders. Only the Fire Lord was. Anyway, so it’s at the discretion of these nation leaders that the Republic City Council is appointed, despite the United Republic of Nations being a separate land. So Tarrlock is an officially appointed authority figure. And he creates this task force to go after the Equalists. Now, for all of the points that the Equalists have about bending elitism, they are still a borderline terrorist organization. They are threatening and kidnapping people. Yes, Amon’s demonstration in episode 3 is against people who are involved in criminal activity (and Poor Bolin, wrong place, wrong time), but Amon has openly declared that he’s planning this fate for every single bender, regardless of how they use the ability. Bending is something a person is born with, not an acquired skill. Taking that away from them, taking something that is fundamental to them, Amon might as well be ripping one of their arms off.
So Tarrlock staging a task force and busting up a training facility doesn’t seem at all out of line to me. I was also pretty impressed that he was actually on scene and fighting alongside them. Because he is a councilman, and obviously rich as fuck if he’s able to throw gifts like cars at Korra without batting an eye. So you have to assume this is a guy who is used to a pretty cushioned lifestyle. So props to him for actually being out there.
Not to say that he isn’t manipulative or a jerk. Because he throws Aang in Tenzin’s face. He interrupts the family’s dinner to talk to proposition Korra about the task force, something he knows Tenzin, Korra’s master and host, is against. He throws gifts and parties at her to try and sway her opinions and make her side with him. So, yes, he’s a jerk, but we’ll see how that all goes.
Also, ASMAI, WHAT IS YOUR ENDGAME. WHY YOU BEING SO SNEAKY AND TRYING TO INSERT YOURSELF IN THE KREW. I SAW THAT LITTLE SMILE WHILE EVERYONE ELSE WAS ALL GASP AND SHOCK WHEN KORRA ANNOUNCED SHE’D JOIN THE TASK FORCE. WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING.
Tenzin being an overprotective and concerned father figure - Episode 4
Can I just say how much I love Tenzin? Because I do.
God, Tenzin is so wonderful. I absolutely love the way he treats Korra. He looks at her and he sees a brash, stubborn, reckless, and eager teenaged girl. And this isn’t just any girl. This is his father’s reincarnation. Think about how easy it would be for him to project his feelings about his father on her. How easy would it be for him to try to ask far too much from her because he knows that just a lifetime ago, this was his dad. But he doesn’t. He sees Korra for what she is, and never tries to ask for more. He’s there for her as a surrogate father figure while she’s away from her own. He’s open arms and a shoulder to lean on. He has her best interests at heart, to the point that he’s ok with being flat out rude to Tarrlock. Tenzin for all the parenting awards.