AMV about the tragic brothers from Legend of Korra. This is an updated version of my first amv, but with actual video clips. Song by Within Temptation
Here is my formal review for The Search. There is no better place than to start at the beginning.
With my knowledge that the series is about Zuko’s mom, I found myself studying the very first panel, which contained only dialogue. I am betting (and hoping) that this is a conversation between Zuko and Ursa. However, this will probably set up book-ends for the series, with the end of the conversation being the very end of part 3. However, it will be some time before we know for sure.
We are introduced to Ursa, and her boyfriend Ikem. Ursa is revealed to have a very playful personality, and I like Gene’s portrayal of the couple. All we have seen as far as couples go is a simple teenage fling, and this advances that to a full relationship, and then proposal. The connection with the play “Love Amongst the Dragons” is pretty bittersweet, especially since Ursa would always drag her kids there.
I decided to post some of my fanfictions here on tumblr. The link to the story is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8352302/1/Breathe
I don’t own Avatar of Korra
Subject: Avatar the Last Airbender
Summary: With the death of the Avatar, Katara finds herself forgetting how to breathe. Memories flood through her, and she finds her breath again.
Snowflakes began to fall, each one spiraling through the frigid air in a graceful dance completely unique to one another. Shy snow scurried away from me, unsure of what power could be possessed in something opposed to nature. Yet some felt a longing to it, and found their way to land on my face, showering me in their cold comfort as the winter air blasted me with hurt, with pain, and with death.
As they came to me, I remembered suddenly I had to breathe. Every dance I could step required such a little thing, something I didn’t eve need to ponder on. Each breath awakened a new dream, a new hunger. Hindered in my bones touched with age grew a longing to breathe without an end, all whilst knowing he couldn’t. Oh he couldn’t! Why, winter, do you freeze my heart? And yet, the flakes remind me to breathe.
I place my hand on his chest, a tear falling down my face. Before it falls on him, I catch it with my power, and rest it gently on his cheek. One love to another, one sadness to share, and one breathe to combine our hearts together. How many times have we breathed together? From the first moment I saw you, innocent as a child, you breathed, and I echoed you with such amazement. Journeys and ventures we shared, along with tears. We saw death in its horrid glory, and breathed in the air of defeat.
You stopped breathing once, and in my arms you regained the one true thing needed. My tears streamed down my face as our eyes locked together and we smiles. I held onto you that night, and we breathed together.
We grew older, and our breathes became a drug as we needed each other more. Desired air flew from our mouths as we became one. We struggled for breath.
My love no longer breathes, and I have forgotten how to perform the simple action. My lungs scream in unending anguish, calling for your air to complete me. A still heart beats, and longs for you. I run my hands over your closed lips, and feel nothing. As if mocking me, the cold air blasts me hard. I hate it! I hate the wind! Why do you beat me with your icy daggers?
Yet he was wind. He was air. I wish for you now, for your comfort. I ask for forgiveness. Can I at least feel you again, just to make sure that you are there, and that you are him? My eyes blink more tears in sorrow.
And then it answered me. The snowflakes brushed my face as a new wind, one that was warm and loving, filled with as much desire as I longed for, comforted me. I felt myself get warm, and allowed myself to linger in its glory.
And I breathed.
…and in the scene when Aang mimics the penguin nearly had me crying. Oh Aang, you will always be that goofy little kid I fell in love with…
So Azula and Ursa had a very strained relationship. In order to try to convince the other nations that the war was good, Azula was being forced to marry a person from one of the other three nations. Azula said no, and ran off into the woods. There she found a spirit who had special powers. Azula asked the spirit for a spell to change her mom in order to change her fate. The spirit agreed, and handed her a bag of fireflakes.
Later that night Azula brought the fireflakes to Ursa as a peace offering. When she ate it, she turned into a bear, which caused the Firelord to banish her. On her travels, Earth Kingdom soldiers found her and gave her to the Earth King as a gift. That is the reason his bear is the only regular bear. Ursa is Bosco!
I mean, the pokemon URSAring is a giant bear.
But with all this hate in the fandom, I believe I need to express my opinion, as many already have. I refuse to judge Korra based off of Avatar, but for this I have to sacrifice making a comparison. I want to address the Mako hate.
Mako is seen as a cheater, a backstabber, and any other names one could think of. One scene, from “The Aftermath”, has Mako telling Korra that if she continues calling Hiroshi and Equalist, he will no longer be her friend. It comes off quite harsh and ignorant. But lets go back to Avatar. In “Bato of the Water Tribe” Aang hides a map from Bato that details the location of Sokka and Katara’s father. When he admits that he has it, Sokka decides to leave Aang to find his father, and Katara joins him. The two of them actually leave Aang for a period of time, forcing him to face his destiny on his own. This is after they have referred to Aang as their family. Comparing these actions to Mako’s, there is not much of a difference. And one thing I admire about this scene in TLOK is that Korra, despite this attack from Mako, still knows what she is doing. Both Aang, Sokka, and Katara made mistakes in their situation.
As for Mako’s affections for Korra while dating Asami, as a teen myself, I have seen this situation many times. Here I believe everybody has a fault except Asami. Mako needs to make a decision, and apologize with Asami. Whether he chooses Korra or Asami, an apology needs to be made. Korra should talk to him, as should Bolin. Although judging from “Out of the Past” he doesn’t suspect anything is up. Poor Asami is having to deal with this, and in my opinion, she is handling it well. She does not take the blame out on Korra, which I have seen many girls do in these situations. Overall, if Mako makes no apology to her, she does not deserve him, and she needs to do something about it. Korra also should address it.
As an opinion, please take what I have said in with open ears. I do not expect everyone to agree with me. I only wish to formally address the situation. Now may peace be made in this fandom, and may we join hands together in preparation of the finale.