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Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:12:03 PM »
Just started watching this show after several years of seeing bits and pieces while my brother watched it.  I'm about 6 episodes in and it's pretty good.   Sokka is funny, Katara plays the caring sister well, and Aang is still a mystery.  Why didn't he want to be the Avatar?  How does he control his bursts into "Avatar mode"? 

I like how we get to see developments within the Fire Nation, but still a lot of questions there too.  Why did they attack to begin with?  What's their endgame, besides simple domination?

I'm not asking these questions to be answered, as I hope they will be as I continue watching the show.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 01:13:11 PM »
Yeah, my friend has been trying to get me into it, I'm like 6 or 7 episodes in. I've been enjoying it, but at this point I'm kinda just sticking it out because it gets much better from what I've heard.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 01:36:50 PM »
Same here.  It's good, but I'm waiting for it to move past the "kid show" stigma I've placed on it. 
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 01:38:43 PM »
I watched the entire series + the first season of Korra in about two weeks time, ending like two weeks ago. Looking forward to next season, though ATLA was miles better than Korra. The Korra storyline was too fast paced, and the comic relief was just bleh compared to how Sokka was.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 01:43:21 PM »
I got excited when I saw the first bit of the thread title... then  :sadpanda:

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 02:01:40 PM »
James cameron's Avatar is a lot better than M Night Shy-ama-lama-dong-dong's Avatar movie from what I gather :D

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
The whole series is soooo awesome. Went on a watching binge when I had my wisdom teeth removed. Sadly though also in the top 10 of "worst movie adaptations ever".
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 02:05:58 PM »
Honestly?  Greatest show/story ever IMO.  I've got the Fire and Water nation symbols inked on my back, and I'm naming my daughter Kitara :metal

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 02:06:58 PM »
That .... might be pushing it.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 02:07:04 PM »
Just make it through the "Blue Spirit" episode.......you'll be hooked after that

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 02:08:25 PM »
That .... might be pushing it.


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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 02:27:06 PM »
The whole series is soooo awesome. Went on a watching binge when I had my wisdom teeth removed. Sadly though also in the top 10 of "worst movie adaptations ever".

Fortunately, I have not seen the movie.  M. Night Shamalamadingdong was reason enough for me to skip it.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 02:35:36 PM »
I saw it on a plane, so at least I didn't pay money for it directly.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 04:00:45 PM »
Seasons 2 and 3 are absolutely fantastic in every way ever. So keep watching, it gets so amazing. Best show that's ever been on Nick for me.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 04:56:22 PM »
This show is one of my favorites. Season 2 is absolutely amazing! My hands still shake and sweat when I watch the finale. It's really great to see the characters really grow throughout the series. You really grow attached to them.

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
I can't say enough good things about this show. It's a masterpiece.

Honestly?  Greatest show/story ever IMO.  I've got the Fire and Water nation symbols inked on my back, and I'm naming my daughter Kitara :metal

No offense man, but....if you're gonna name your daughter after a fictional character, you should probably spell it right. :-\

Go for it though. Katara is a pretty name.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 05:27:59 PM »
I watched the entire series + the first season of Korra in about two weeks time, ending like two weeks ago. Looking forward to next season, though ATLA was miles better than Korra. The Korra storyline was too fast paced, and the comic relief was just bleh compared to how Sokka was.

I understand the complaint about the pacing, but keep in mind that when they were making it, they thought they only had 12 episodes to work with. They had to wrap things up quickly. It wasn't until later that Nick ordered new seasons.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2012, 05:32:57 PM »
I assume that when the next Korra book airs, we can use this thread to discuss it? (yes, yes, statement with a question mark)

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 05:37:12 PM »
Just for fun, here's some pictures from A-Fest in Dallas.


My friend (cosplaying as Mako from Legend of Korra) with the Fire Nation:




My friend with Toph:




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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2012, 05:39:28 PM »
More cosplayers! Awesome!

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2012, 05:39:47 PM »
S2 is the best them.

From "The Library" to the "Crossroads of Destiny" it's pure fucking win. S2 is among the best tv ever.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 05:53:56 PM »
More cosplayers! Awesome!

Here's a bunch more, check it out.

Funny story about the first pic. Right after it was taken, we heard someone yell out "FIRE NATION SUCKS!" We turned around to see 5 or 6 Korras and Kataras staring them down, in a fighting stance. It was so fucking awesome. :lol
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2012, 05:57:23 PM »
The Library is an absolute masterpiece.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012, 06:00:04 PM »
Season 2 is fantastic, Season 1 is great in its own right, Season 3 has a really dragging first half and a really good second half.

Korra Season 1 is great too... except the finale. I thought it was perfect until that damned finale.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2012, 06:06:55 PM »
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2012, 06:12:39 PM »
Season 2 is fantastic, Season 1 is great in its own right, Season 3 has a really dragging first half and a really good second half.

Korra Season 1 is great too... except the finale. I thought it was perfect until that damned finale.
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It was great until after Noatak and Tarrlock murder/suicide I didn't like how Korra got her powers back. S2 should have started with her looking how to get them back.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2012, 06:37:08 PM »
Season 2 is fantastic, Season 1 is great in its own right, Season 3 has a really dragging first half and a really good second half.

Korra Season 1 is great too... except the finale. I thought it was perfect until that damned finale.
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It was great until after Noatak and Tarrlock murder/suicide I didn't like how Korra got her powers back. S2 should have started with her looking how to get them back.

Same here. That and I thought they spent waaaay too much time focusing on a character that had only just been introduced an episode before. You want to focus on a new character, that's fine, but not during the freaking finale! And the whole final "battle" was just kind of underwhelming.

And Gadough, as much as I like the villain, I don't think I'd like that. That final scene with those two was just perfect.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2012, 02:27:51 PM »
I watched the entire series + the first season of Korra in about two weeks time, ending like two weeks ago. Looking forward to next season, though ATLA was miles better than Korra. The Korra storyline was too fast paced, and the comic relief was just bleh compared to how Sokka was.

I understand the complaint about the pacing, but keep in mind that when they were making it, they thought they only had 12 episodes to work with. They had to wrap things up quickly. It wasn't until later that Nick ordered new seasons.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2012, 03:28:55 PM »
I fucking love this series and the character development. There was a lot of thought put into each of the characters and their backstories, as well as their allegiances.

As for Korra vs. ATLA, I tried to look at it differently; they couldn't possibly recreate the same mystique and epic story the second time around. There are elements I liked and elements I didn't, but overall I found it rather enjoyable. It was nice to see the characters be a little older in this go round.

I've seen ATLA all the way through at least a dozen times and have loved it each time.
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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2012, 03:31:17 PM »
As for the finale of Korra S1, I was torn between the finality of it and the maturation that takes place. Without going into spoilers, I think it was the perfect time for that resolution to occur. If I hadn't known there would be a second season, I would have thought it very appropriate. Now I'm just more curious as to how the saga will continue.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2012, 09:05:56 PM »
Just finished Season 1.  I'm man enough to admit I teared up.  :'(
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2012, 09:20:03 PM »
Good! But that sad is nothing compared to the saddest parts in season 2. I haven't watched the series in like a year. I should watch it again.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2012, 03:28:08 AM »
I keep being told I need to watch this, so at some point, I shall watch this.
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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 06:11:03 AM »
I love how it's slowly beginning.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2012, 10:37:06 AM »
That's a good point. The first bunch of episodes feel like normal episodic cartoon filler. It let's us get to know and become attached to the characters before any huge developments start.