Oh my, so. Just jumping in to say that I just watched the episode and this show is already freakin' fantastic! I'm so thrilled to see what happens next. Korra's an entertaining and realistic character. And Tenzin and his family are so adorable!
Omg who made those rule uhh sheets. It's very interesting to read about the sport. I love the whole Pro bending thing. Also how even if you know how to bend well doesn't mean you can be a professional bender. Even saying pro bender sounds weird!
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Even when Avatar is done and gone it will forever be in our memories. oh wait..now their's LEGEND OF KORRA
Dang just got my Korra fix (so delayed but whatever xD) and I'm loving it. I love having a strong female protagonist. I love that she's an HBIC that doesn't take sass from anyone. I really think this episode was fun and I'm just super excited to see where things go next. I kind of wish there will be an all female pro-bending team in the future. One thing that was good was that people didn't seem to be discriminating against Korra because of her gender which I think is just such a great message to send to girls these days. Overall I was thoroughly impressed with the show so far. The animation is top notch and the music is great as always. Ahhh so good =D
Post by firenationkuzon on Apr 17, 2012 23:20:11 GMT -5
Yeah, this episode was really awesome in a lot of different ways from the first episode! But I really love the direction the series is going in... and is it just me or did anyone else find the steampunk vibe of the city with all its new tech kind of reminiscent of Fullmetal Alchemist?
One of the coolest things about the episode is that we finally get to see what airbending training looks like. Sure, we did see Aang and Roku training in the past, but at those points they had already more or less mastered airbending... and seeing someone like Korra try to handle the air-fence exercise thing was so cool since we've only seen master airbenders pretty much up to this point. And given these exercises it's no surprise why Aang would be so nonconfrontational (facing Fire Lord Ozai, anyone?) and why he had such a hard time earthbending.
Speaking of which, Korra's "airbending" moment at the end of the probending match also really reminded me of Aang's "earthbending" moment against the moose-lion. Even though they both didn't actually bend the element they were trying to learn, it was the point at which they finally understood the mindset needed to bend those elements.
Can't wait to see more airbending training! Some of my favorite parts of the entire first series were the training parts, like when Jeong Jeong was teaching Aang firebending, or when Piandao was teaching Sokka how to be a better warrior, etc.
In fact, I should just revise that to can't wait for the next episode!!! ;D
Post by Paraiba Ocean on Apr 18, 2012 9:21:49 GMT -5
It took me forever and a year to realize, but apparently the first go round, I watched some sort of abbreviated version of the episode. /shakes fist at nick.com I knew 15 minutes was just too short...
I can see where you get the FMA vibe, but the steampunk thing is definitely something they're going for in this series, which is very, very fetch, to quote Gretchen Wieners.
I agree with one of the coolest things being airbending training, as well. I think in a lot of ways I can also relate to Korra in these things. It's frustrating when things come really naturally to you (the other 3 elements seem to have come rather easily to her), but all the sudden you hit a wall when you realize there's something you're not good at the first time you try it. I think the whole nature of airbending is non-confrontational; while the airbenders undoubtedly fought to protect their lives/home when the War originally started, the whole nature of the culture and fighting style seems to be more of avoiding/defensive rather than offensive. I really don't remember airbending ever being used in a more aggressive manner the way the other three elements were.
Post by Nashk Tategami on Apr 18, 2012 14:17:21 GMT -5
Korra training for airbending was definitely my favorite part, and I even enjoyed the end of the episode when she applied that training toward pro bending. (even if I felt the scene itself was a little hammy and forced.)
I am REALLY looking forward to seeing more of the city though. The roaring twenties were NOT what I was expecting at all for the show, and it delights me to no end.
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Their parents would have to be a Firebender and Earthbender. Although it'd be curious if grandparent genes have an effect on the offspring bending elements too. Will the boys have a recessive earth/fire gene that could be passed on, or is the element a parent-child line only?
Post by Paraiba Ocean on Apr 23, 2012 15:25:37 GMT -5
I think that bending is a combo of spirituality and genetics (I think Bryke has said so before as well), so I think presumably there is some Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom in Mako and Bolin... hopefully we'll get some more background on them soon.