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Old May 7 2012, 05:48 PM   #196
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Re: The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air

Looks like Korra has mastered a small measure of air-bending given how she out burped Bolin at the restaurant.

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Old May 7 2012, 06:49 PM   #197
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Indeed, I seem to recall Sokka drinking cactus juice and spending the rest of the episode hallucinating.
Cactus juice. It'll quench ya. Nothing's quenchier. It's the quenchiest!

Fine. I love that episode.
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Old May 7 2012, 07:02 PM   #198
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Yeah, I was amazed "standards and practices" did not force the production to drop that bit from the episode. I can only suspect the creators pulled a "briar patch" by proposing something far more outlandish, knowing the censors would freak and want the crew to scale it back.

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Old May 7 2012, 08:26 PM   #199
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The only "adult" thing I could see in the episode (and I'm not even sure this is what was going on) was that Bolin apparently got wasted and then had a massive hangover the next day at the pro-bending tournament.
If you interperate that scene thay way then you could say the scene where Korra said to Mako "well whe you're with her you are thinking about me!" as something much more adult
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Old May 8 2012, 03:42 AM   #200
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1x05: "The Spirit of Competition"...

For a light episode and a break from the main story, it was pretty enjoyable. It could have been boring but they made it funny.

- Korra is quite the tomboy. I liked how she and Bolin were comfortable scarfing down noodles in front of eachother without any sense of propriety.

- I'm still not too keen on the probending bit, but I found the game a tad bit engaging. I found myself paying attention to how the game was played. Didn't see how they got back onto the platform after being thrown off though. There was an elevator on the far wall, but how did they get onto the platform?

- Pabu is a cute little guy but he doesn't have all the lively quirks that Momo had. Same story with Naga, who's lacking that "something" that Appa had which made him a rich character for an animal.

- I was just reading up on Mako, Bolin and Amon on Avatar Wiki. Interesting that both parties lost their family at the hands of a fire bender.
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Old May 8 2012, 04:17 AM   #201
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Didn't see how they got back onto the platform after being thrown off though. There was an elevator on the far wall, but how did they get onto the platform?
We saw a shot of that, didn't we? There's a bridge/platform thingy that slides out mechanically to abut with the ring.


- Pabu is a cute little guy but he doesn't have all the lively quirks that Momo had. Same story with Naga, who's lacking that "something" that Appa had which made him a rich character for an animal.
I think that's because the show skews older both in cast and target audience. Making the animal sidekicks more personified is more a younger-kids sort of thing, I think. Here they're behaving more like realistic animals. I actually find Naga quite endearing, even though I'm not a dog person and would be scared to death of her if she really existed and came anywhere near me. I loved the bit last week where Naga was lying on her back and Korra was petting her belly. That was adorable.
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Old May 8 2012, 04:44 AM   #202
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Didn't see how they got back onto the platform after being thrown off though. There was an elevator on the far wall, but how did they get onto the platform?
We saw a shot of that, didn't we? There's a bridge/platform thingy that slides out mechanically to abut with the ring.
I must have missed it.

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I think that's because the show skews older both in cast and target audience. Making the animal sidekicks more personified is more a younger-kids sort of thing, I think. Here they're behaving more like realistic animals.
That's a fair point.
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Old May 8 2012, 08:47 AM   #203
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- Pabu is a cute little guy but he doesn't have all the lively quirks that Momo had. Same story with Naga, who's lacking that "something" that Appa had which made him a rich character for an animal.
I think that's because the show skews older both in cast and target audience. Making the animal sidekicks more personified is more a younger-kids sort of thing, I think. Here they're behaving more like realistic animals. I actually find Naga quite endearing, even though I'm not a dog person and would be scared to death of her if she really existed and came anywhere near me. I loved the bit last week where Naga was lying on her back and Korra was petting her belly. That was adorable.
Sorry, but I don't see how a drunk/depressed ferret is considered as "behaving more like realistic animals".
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Old May 8 2012, 02:37 PM   #204
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^The word "more" is comparative, not absolute. Of course the animal characters are anthropomorphized to some extent, but not as much as Appa and Momo were.
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Old May 8 2012, 03:36 PM   #205
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After that binge session, the poor lil' thing looked like it could have out burped both Bolin and Korra.

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Old May 12 2012, 08:38 PM   #206
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Wow... that was an amazing episode.


Also Tenzin and Lin? Didn't expect that.
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Old May 12 2012, 10:27 PM   #207
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This episode was very intense. After the end of that huge, epic action scene, I was literally panting hard. I think that's because it wasn't just exciting action, but because there were some good character beats there too, especially Lin and Korra coming together and fighting as a team. I'd been wanting to see another kickass female fighter in this show, since it didn't seem right that we only had one so far, and Lin certainly fits that bill (though I was hoping for someone younger and hotter).

But Fridge Logic kicked in afterward, and I realized the setup had some serious credibility problems. If the police knew Amon was planning an attack, why were they taken by surprise? Didn't it occur to them that Equalists might sneak in with the audience? Why didn't they search the attendees before letting them in? They must know the Equalists use electric weapons, and metalbending cops would be walking metal detectors, so they should've been able to tell that the weapons were being smuggled in.

I also have a hard time believing the Wolfbats could've gotten away with committing so many blatant fouls and bribing the referees to ignore them. Wouldn't there be some higher authority that could be appealed to in a case of such blatant cheating? Even if the refs ruled them the winners, couldn't it be overturned later and the championship taken away from them?

Anyway, I have to admire how dedicated Shiro Shinobi, the pro-bending announcer, is to his job. He just kept on reporting the play-by-play events even when he himself was being attacked (though he gave us a little too much information there). Really, the Equalists should've left him conscious to keep reporting; it would've helped spread fear if the public had heard every bit of what happened.

Korra's still getting more flashbacks of Aang, Toph, and the others. That's bound to become significant.
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Old May 12 2012, 11:30 PM   #208
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Yeah, I was wondering what the significance of that flashback was, it definitely seems like their leading to something there.
I really enjoyed this episode, it had great actions, humor, and some outstanding character moments.
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Old May 13 2012, 02:26 AM   #209
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But Fridge Logic kicked in afterward, and I realized the setup had some serious credibility problems. If the police knew Amon was planning an attack, why were they taken by surprise? Didn't it occur to them that Equalists might sneak in with the audience? Why didn't they search the attendees before letting them in? They must know the Equalists use electric weapons, and metalbending cops would be walking metal detectors, so they should've been able to tell that the weapons were being smuggled in.
Perhaps in old world naivete they didn't expect such a "dirty" tactic and were preparing for a more direct assault? Like 9/11 and expecting the terrorists to ransom the plane or some such when they commandeered them.
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Yeah, I was wondering what the significance of that flashback was, it definitely seems like their leading to something there.
I really enjoyed this episode, it had great actions, humor, and some outstanding character moments.
I think the flashbacks are Aang trying to communicate with the Spirit-blind Korra. Until she enters the Avatar state the first time, she can't communicate with him, but maybe he can try to send her information.

I am curious as to why Amon didn't take away Korra, Tenzin or Lin's bending? Considering the only people he has stripped of their bending were criminals and cheats, maybe he can't.
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