The two hardest things in the world are trying not to eat out of boredom and not taking 6 hour naps after school
i took you for granted, VHS. i took you for granted..
i think we have a youngster over here…
WHEN YOU BITE DOWN ON SOMETHING
YOU’RE ACTUALLY BITING UP
BECAUSE YOU CAN’T MOVE YOUR TOP JAW
this just fucked me over so badly
Fish in the boat & man overboard
"MY PEOPLE ARE STARVING, AND SO I OFFER YOU A TRADE, MIGHTY POSEIDON. ONE OF OURS, FOR ONE OF YOURS!"
This parallel is kind of fascinating to me, because it simultaneously shows how much Aang and Wan have in common while making it clear how different either of them are from Korra.
Can you imagine a bad guy ever saying that to Korra? It’s hard to do, isn’t it? What isn’t hard to imagine is how Korra would react if a bad guy said she was too afraid to use her power — she’d immediately act to prove them wrong.
Aang and Wan, when they have someone at their mercy, are kind of horrified about it. Their compassion takes over, and they pity the cowering, helpless adversary at their feet, whether they deserve it or not.
But Korra? Korra despises helplessness. She hates it in herself and holds those she inflicts it on in such contempt that she feels no guilt for even her most outrageous behavior. Her rage doesn’t dissipate when her enemies cower; if anything, it grows even more dangerous.
With that said, I would love to see Korra end up with a parallel scene sometime in Book 4, because it would simultaneously show just how far she’s grown and be something completely different from what we see here.
Imagine this: Korra decides, for whatever reason, that violence isn’t the answer, and holds herself back instead of finishing a fight. Her enemy, of course, mocks her for it. But, instead of looking away guiltily, her eyes flash with rage and she summons fire to her hands before she realizes what she’s doing. And then, she closes her eyes, takes a deep breath, and wills the fire away before saying, “If I was weak, you wouldn’t be here right now.”
The fact that wizard law enforcement found a dude’s finger and immediately closed the investigation, declared him dead, and concluded that the only possible explanation for why they only found a finger was that he was killed so hard that the rest of him was obliterated kind of speaks volumes about why nobody followed up when the genocidal serial killer just vanished.
The Ministry of Magic is fucking useless.
not our division