Personal Creative Writing Level: Sitcom
My verdict on this odd spirit food: A bit salty and otherwise over-spiced, but pleasantly crunchy. Probably unhealthy, but I am already dead.
They should be sold at sports matches. The arenas would make a mint.
angryinterrobang said: Remember kids: If you’re going to assassinate a world leader always wear a seat belt and always prepare the safe word in advance.
when the season is done there can be a whole photoset of them demonstrating good safety habits.
I just realized they’re both wearing their seatbelts while they make out :3 I’m sure it’s some kind of kids’ show requirement, but it’s pretty fucking cute anyway.
am i the only one who thinks the interactions between korra and asami so far feel like fanserving and nothing more?
cynical half kind of agrees
defeated hopeful half wants to just be grateful for korra interacting with people who aren’t men for reasons other than romance or receiving advice
Lessons learned from Asami Sato standom:
1. Don’t like living characters
2. Just don’t.
Anonymous asked: I am with you on Asami. Why are they doing nothing with her? Why is she not allowed to be an actual person? They could make a world full of other amazing, complex ladies, but it would still leave a bad taste in my mouth as long as a member of Team Avatar can't pass the sexy lamp test.
“Sexy lamp” hah, I hadn’t thought of that. I don’t think she’s quite reached that status in the show, but she does seem to be closer to Pabu than an actual character. What I can’t wrap my head around is how it got to be like that. The writers liked her enough to put her in the main cast and she actually had a solid presence and narrative in Book 1 (save the conclusion to the love triangle) and even more, she had personality.
And then came Book 2, where the Future Industries storyline seemed like a well-thought-out progression of her arc in Book 1 but didn’t go anywhere at all. In retrospect it really, really looks like everything to do with Asami’s struggles was written with Mako in mind. Which I just. Can’t. Understand. If nothing else, why skip out on the dramatic potential of a character realizing she sold her company to a criminal, or realizing that she’s been led around by the nose and conned into supporting both sides of a war?
Book 2 also set up the precedent that’s continuing in 3, where her personality is dulled down to almost nothing in most scenes. I don’t blame people for thinking Asami is boring because, well, the writers themselves don’t seem interested in her or in working with her established traits or history in any scene (let alone giving her another arc). She doesn’t have opinions on anything going on: Korra needs help with a jailbreak, she’s there. Varrick thinks she should use her dad’s machines to profit off of a war, she’s there. Mako thinks they should work with the Triads, she’s there. And now Varrick’s shown up in Zaofu and she’s mildly annoyed. There are possible interpretations, but it’s all headcanon because the show doesn’t give her so much as a conflicted expression to fill her out.
As much as I enjoy the Lin/Suyin story, it’s never going to stop bothering me that they already have Asami as this character full of potential to add to the dynamic and they choose “bland transport + backup fighter”. I still love that she had a few scenes with Korra so far, but all her personal issues with Future Industries/her father have been dropped (do we even know what’s motivating her anymore?) and she’s gone back to being a cheerful non-entity in the last few episodes.
I don’t know. I’m morbidly interested in knowing the writers’ thoughts on Asami and getting explanations for their choices in how they write her.