An Open Letter to LoK Fans Pessimistic About the Show’s Future
Mark my words: It. WILL. Get. BETTER.
Mike and Bryan know that pleasing their fans is top priority. If they displease them, they will do anything to fix it. There is evidence of this in the past and still today.
They know Book 1’s reception was mixed at best. They know people aren’t happy with the writing so far. Why do you think they got some of the old A:TLA writers to write for the show now? Not only because the two of them want to focus more on the art of the show, but because they know they need more of the original series’ spirit (no pun intended) back. In fact, they’ve been getting more and more old staff members back with each book, from what I’ve heard. Mike and Bryan now know that they didn’t meet expectations when they tried handling the show by themselves, so now they’re doing everything they can to fix it.
Trust me: By Book 4, this show will be salvaged and you will adore how much better it becomes. For all we know, Book 2 may not be exactly the same quality as the original series, but you will at least notice that it’s changed a little for the better. I strongly believe that this show will get better with age.
Admittedly, they have a lot to do if they’re to salvage what Book 1 messed up on, but it’s not an impossible task. They have more episodes than before to tell a proper story and more talent from the original series to help them out. Plus, with how long we’ve had to wait for Book 2, I can only imagine part of the wait was due to fixing some flaws that they now know fans wouldn’t like.
Things will get better. Things will be fixed. We will have the greatness of Avatar back.
I have never seen a fandom so split on writing quality than the Korra fandom. Never. Ever.
I don’t know why people are saying Korra looks different. I don’t see it.
…Then again, the animation studio change for this season. They moved from Studio MIR to Studio Pierrot — the people behind animating Bleach and Naruto Shippuden!! Even if it is drawn a little differently, give them time to adjust.
I feel kinda bad for making this, but when I thought about this issue, I couldn’t resist making the reference.
BTW, Amon probably just got plastic surgery like his dad.
Korra Headcanon: Amon Discovers His “De-Bending” Powers
After Noatak and Tarrlok went their separate ways, out to rule Republic City and succeed where their dad had failed, Noatak decided to learn chi-blocking, hoping it would aid him in a future plan.
By taking these lessons at a training academy, Noatak hoped to use this method to gain advantage over other benders by making them unable to bend. He became one of the best there, learning about pressure points and dodging, but he was upset that chi-blocking effects were only temporary. He wanted to make them permanent. That’s when he had an idea: Using bloodbending to enhance chi-blocking to the point of being permanent.
After doing extra studying about chakra and how the Avatar was able to take bending, he came up with the perfect technique. He tested it out on benders around the facility and it worked perfectly. Sadly, his tutors found out about this, so he was kicked out of the academy and even labeled a criminal. After fleeing from the area, Noatak knew he had to change his identity for his new master plan to go off without a hitch.
Like his dad, he got plastic surgery, stripping him of his Water Tribe looks, and as an added measure, he changed his name to Amon. He came up with his fake tragic backstory later (or else he would’ve asked for a real scar during his surgery), got a mask, and journeyed to Republic City, looking for oppressed benders to dupe into doing his bidding.
Korra Prediction: One Book per Year
Much like Futurama with airing half a season each year*, I’m thinking LoK will have one book air each year, meaning Book 4 will be in 2015. That seems like a long wait, but it’d be a nice way to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary… Unless they decide to make a real 10th anniversary special.
*Oddly enough, Futurama also has a total of 52 episodes for its run on its current channel, same as Korra.
Korra Headcanon: The Pro-Bending Scandal
When Amon and the Equalists learned that the Wolfbats cheat in pro-bending, they paid (or more likely threatened) the referee at the tournament to let the cheating slide, no matter how obvious it was. That way, Amon had a good point of reference for his speech about how dishonest and crooked benders can be.
After the Equalists disbanded, the heads of the pro-bending tournament were free to take the prize money back from the Wolfbats, who should have been disqualified, and give it to the real winners, the Fire Ferrets.
Unless someone in Book 2 mentions otherwise, this is what I imagine happened.
I don’t care if Janet Varney de-confirmed the release
date month. I still say Book 2 ought to be in April. If not, somewhere in Spring.
Plus, I think Nick just asked her to be quiet about it after that last tweet.
And I’m just learning about this confirmation of Book 2’s release NOW?
WARNING: Might not be watchable in certain countries.
It ain’t the Book 2 release date, but it gave me a chuckle. At least Nick.com has been showing Korra some love lately.