The Agents take Pepper to Fight club for girls night.
Melinda May Appreciation Week ✪ Day 3 - Favorite Relationship
Sometimes Pepper forgets what her friends’ jobs are.
I check this every week because I’m always curious. Venom of the Red Lotus is now the highest-rated episode in the entire Avatar franchise on IMDb. It is the only episode to get a 10 star rating. And it’s not because “oh, probably only a few people have reviewed it so far.” It has 342 reviews right now. It does deserve it.
Can we just talk about how amazing and important it is that injured and disabled children have a cartoon character they can relate to that isn’t just a stock handicapped character?
Even if it’s only temporary, to see her in a wheelchair during recovery, to see how tired she is, to see that she doesn’t come out of that fight fine (cause I know everyone’s talking about the poison but lets also talk about how hard she hit those freaking cliffs, like this isn’t the sort of thing even the most skilled water bender could heal without ALOT of time) seeing all of that is so incredibly important.
I’ve also been thinking all day about the particularly difficult challenge this will present for KORRA. In season one she struggled to master airbending, in season 2 her struggle was to connect to the spirit world. In both those cases what is never in question for her is her physical strength and power. If she can’t bend your ass she could still fall back on her physical power. But now that’s been compromised. Her movement’s restricted, her independence is obviously hampered. (Clearly Republic City is not the most wheelchair accessible, I mean Lin has bend her up the stone stairs at Air Temple Island) Not to mention the fact that she was forced into the avatar state, when she’s at her most powerful, and then that was used against her. So Korra’s not alright. She’s gonna need a lot of help and support. I’m interested to see what kind of recovery or rehabilitation she goes through in season 4.
For the record, I’m a girl who dates girls. I’m used to a distinct lack of representation in popular media, especially for main characters. When it comes to “shipping” for most of the shows and movies that I watch, it’s certainly fun to route for a same-sex hookup between two characters, but it usually stays just a thought-experiment or wishful thinking.
Back in S1 of Korra, I never really paid any mind to “Korrasami” for just that reason. It seemed firmly in the “crack-shipping” category, and there were officially zero signs that it could ever be more than that. I assumed that if Bryan and Mike wanted have LGBT representation in Korra, it would be through Bumi or Kya, or even some later-introduced secondary character (if at all).
Then. This. Season. Happened. Whether their relationship remains strictly platonic or not doesn’t really concern me. What’s clear is that they have a very deep, intimate relationship, one that is just as meaningful and intense as any romantic relationship. It has been so delightful this year to have watched it be developed and come into its own. There’s mutual respect, love, and trust between them, and their significance in each other’s lives are such that the most poignant and emotionally substantial character moment for Korra this entire season came in a scene between the two. So for me, this “ship,” which started out as nothing more than a wild fantasy in the minds of a few, has become un-tethered and is firmly flying high.
Who wants season 4 already?
^^^^^ Basically everything I currently love about Korrasami. It is so rare to see the same-sex pairings I root for get any moments that I don’t have to warp together from bits and pieces in an episode. I didn’t think much about Korrasami. In the first season I didn’t even really see her as tethered to the group the way Bolin and Mako were. They were Korra’s first friends and teammates. I didn’t think anyone would actually give me the kind of close relationship I wanted from the two female friends.
AND THEN THIS SEASON HAPPENED
And not only did I get to see this beautifully close relationship exist, but I got to see it develop. And It’s really clear that Asami is there for Korra as much as she is for Mako and Bolin. It’s clear that Asami and Korra love eachother, even if only in a platonic way. It’s gorgeous. So while I still won’t get my hopes up for a sexual or romantic relationship between Korra and Asami, I am still incredibly glad that they are such canonically close friends! It’s so refreshing! Would I like them to get together? Yes, but for once I would not be angry or disappointed if they didn’t.
Finished Legend of Korra season 3.
…I don’t think i’ve ever spent a better 43 minutes watching TV. Season 3 definitely found it’s niche and mined everything out of it that it needed too. It’s managed to make me more excited and anxious to get to season 4 than any TV show in history (Including Sherlock’s Reichenbach Fall). I’m amazed at how much they can fit into a 20 minute cartoon and have it still fit together so well. I really applaud the creators great planning and attention to their minor characters. If I had to get picky about anything it would actually be how much they still try to keep it’s more light hearted roots. Korra became a very intense drama very quickly and very successfully. I’m glad it can still be funny but there are so many important things it’s saying around it’s humorous moments.
I only hope season 4 gets here quickly.
Basically if you stopped watching LoK after the love triangle blunder that was season 1 or haven’t finished season 2…you need to get caught up. You owe it to yourself. And if you won’t do to see Korra’s character development then do it for Jinora, Asami, and Lin. Because they all get sooo much screen time.