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23
Aug
2014

Korra Book 3

thewindbeneathyourweavesaid: ooh what are they?

Mainly the almost…. sorta lackluster writing?

I guess we are upset that while a little scenes here and there and characters (like Jinora or Asami) really shone this season — the actual conflict this season just felt… not there?

Sylar and I were scared by Amon. He was introduced to us as an idea, a meaning. He was a threat that took us to the edge of our seats each episode. We knew the fear Korra knew when she saw Amon. Not only was the idea of not being able to bend scary — but it was also scary because Amon had valid points for wanting a world that way.

The scariest thing about Amon is that he made Korra (and us) question what was right and wrong. In an extreme way — but enough to get a lot of good people on his side. Oppressed people, people with actual problems that we saw in the Avatar world and environment. And his ideal was very threatening and real thing. (I mean, the ending kinda jipped that whole nuance but it was still an effective story)

We didn’t get that with the Red Lotus. We actually…. didn’t really get anything. On screen they either fought, made a joke, or Zahere preached so fanatically it just wasn’t relate-able. And despite them pulling some crazy stunts like killing the earth queen they just didn’t scare us. We felt no attachment to Korra’s right way (which wasn’t a way, it was just against them) and theirs (Which was just causing chaos for balance?). 

We had no back story to any of the villains and no real explanations for their motives. They were just bad because they were is what it felt like. And their individual appearances and powers didn’t seem to matter. You could change all of them to be just water benders or just airbenders or gave them no special powers and it would have made no difference to the story. 

It seemed like they had cool bending powers to excuse cool fight scenes. Which just isn’t… great writing. 

So with no conflict to care about there’s no drama. And no drama in a pointedly Drama genre show… Everything else sorta falls flat. 


Not to mention there just wasn’t any resolution with some of the random things introduced. No pay offs. You learn in writing and cinematic storytelling that every scene should progress the story or character development somehow. And that just didn’t show. 

Bolin seemed to have a character arc building with Opal —- only for her to be sent off screen halfway through the season. Her presence didn’t even effect his confidence either way… so why exactly was it set up?

Lin and Sue had an interesting conflict between each other… that was solved in two episodes. And afterwards they fight together… but would they not have otherwise? Their new resolve with each other wasn’t really mentioned again. 

Mako found his family?  We were introduced to his grandmother, which could have posed a great arc for him except that it doesn’t in any way. Aside from giving Mako and Bolin something to do on screen when they aren’t with Korra.

And while we love Korra and her character — she doesn’t really have development of any kind. We’re just watching Korra react to bad things happening to her. Nothing happens that makes her make choices she wouldn’t already make. (Not that this has to happen — but not even this happened). And its upsetting to see her hurt and put into tragedy — but beating up a character isn’t an arc, its a set up to one. (We’re hoping this pays off next season.) 

This is all not mentioning the big fact of Book 2.  Wasn’t opening the spirit world suppose to change everything dramatically? All we saw were some overgrown vines and shooing spirits off doorsteps. 

We wouldn’t be surprised at this point if the chaos in the Earth Kingdom was side commented about and forgotten about in Book 4

The only characters who seemed to have a consistent and meaningful arc throughout this season (and all the books) was Jinora and Tenzin. Who wanted to become a better master and wanted to restore the Airbenders respectfully. That’s why everyone seems to be reacting most to them, we think. 

Just our two cents. We still love Avatar, and its always beautiful to watch. We wouldn’t be harsh on it if we didn’t care, I don’t think. 


P.S. I mean, we even saw Zhu-li and Varrick working on a machine to combat metal bending… and then never heard from or saw them again. So where was the pay off to showing them at all?

Things like that make us feel like a lot of things were thrown in for a ‘hey look at this cool/funny/nostalgic things’ sake and not for the sake of the story. 

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05
Aug
2014
Thanks to Alan for the photo! Cosplay by us!

Thanks to Alan for the photo! 

Cosplay by us!

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03
Aug
2014

Our Varrick and Zhu-Li as shot by Eurobeat! 

Posted 3 weeks ago9,467 notesFiled Under: #zhu-li #varrick #avatar #legend of korra #lok #cosplay #aicosplay
08
Jul
2014

Check out all the costumes we wore at Anime Expo this weekend!!! Photos by Eurobeat Kasumi!

Photoshoots & PRINTS coming soon!

Posted 1 month ago1,414 notesFiled Under: #aicosu #aicosplay #anime expo #varrick #zhu li #legend of korra #lok #aot #attack on titan #hanji #levi #jelsa #elsa #jack frost #loki #leah #agent of asgard #cosplay
03
Jul
2014
Starting Anime Expo in style!!

Starting Anime Expo in style!!

Posted 1 month ago1,345 notesFiled Under: #varrick #zhu Li #avatar #legend of korra #korra #lok #aicosplay #anime expo
28
Jun
2014
Just in time for the Korra Premiere — Sylar’s Varrick is finished!!! (except the mustache, we want to make a real one!)

Just in time for the Korra Premiere — Sylar’s Varrick is finished!!! (except the mustache, we want to make a real one!)

Posted 2 months ago419 notesFiled Under: #avatar #korra #varrick #cosplay #progress #legend of korra #the legend of korra #lok
20
Jun
2014

To celebrate the Legend Of Korra Book 3: Change coming out NEXT FRIDAY THE 27TH — here’s a complete set of our Korra & Tahno cosplays!! 

Cosplay by Aicosu! 

Posted 2 months ago582 notesFiled Under: #tahnorra #tahorra #korra #tahno #cosplay #legend of korra #avatar #lok #aicosplay
23
Apr
2014

Zhu-Li is officially finished and ready to TO DO THE THING!

So glad that’s done. Both her and Varrick are done. The earliest convention we will debut them at is PCC (if we attend, still unsure) Anime Expo, and SDCC.

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23
Mar
2014

Varrick - Avatar, Cosplay Progress

Finished! It’s late and Sylar already left to San Fran so he can’t try it on… but Varrick is finished. It looks hella ridiculous on my mannequin, since it’s not made for a girl, but hey! Done. 

The jacket and tunic were made from scratch with my own patterns, and the pants are nurse’s scrubs! which are by far the best kind of pants for Avatar cosplays. I’ve used scrubs for Korra, Zuko, Azula and now Varrick. 

I’ll see if I can get Zhu-Li done tomorrow. 

Posted 5 months ago108 notesFiled Under: #varrick #cosplay #progress #avatar #lok #legend of korra
21
Mar
2014

Jackets for Varrick and Zhu-Li! 


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04
Feb
2014

Varrick Cosplay Progress! 

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10
Feb
2013

I’m going through all our livestreams and shortening them down to about 10 minutes of highlights! 

Here’s our first one as Tahno & Korra! 

I’ll be doing the rest soon, and transferring them to our Youtube.

Posted 1 year ago202 notesFiled Under: #tahnorra #tahorra #tahno #korra #cosplay #aicosplay #aicosu #legend of korra
04
Sep
2012
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ARGJFGFHB— MY favorite Korra!! And Our good friend Gackto as Mako!

ledroid:

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ARGJFGFHB— MY favorite Korra!! And Our good friend Gackto as Mako!

Posted 1 year ago215 notesVIAFiled Under: #korra #mako #bolin #legend of korra #lok
05
Aug
2012

Citizens of Republic City…

madsabroo:

After I take your bending away, you will be nothing.”



Do you like Amon and want to be him?  Do you hate Amon and still want to be him?  Then read on:


The handsome fellow at Kommissar Props (I might be a little bias) wants to gear you up with an amazing Amon replica mask.  Perfect for cosplay, a gift for a Legend of Korra fan, for wall decoration or for Halloween!  Confident in your painting skills?  For a lower price, you can buy a raw cast of the mask and paint it up yourself.  Or, spend a bit more and get the fully sanded, painted and finished mask.

Seriously, guys, pictures do not do it justice (I’ve gotten to ogle it in person and run around the apartment like a dork in it), but have a few anyway:

Gallery with more shots angles available Here! (photography by the wonderful Mike Wijenayake)

For pricing and availability, head over to Kommissar Props and send a private message.  You can also see some amazing photos of his process while sculpting and crafting the mask.

This mask is totally fucking baller don’t miss out.

“Benders of every nation would rally behind your untimely demise, but I assure you, I have a plan. And I’m saving you for last, then you’ll get your duel, and I will destroy you.”

Pimping out our buddy over at Kommissar props! Seriously, Kai’s stuff is ALWAYS quality and absolutely stunning! If you guys want an Amon mask, he’s the one to do it!

Posted 2 years ago119 notesVIAFiled Under: #cosplay #LoK #legend of korra #korra #amon #costuming #masks #avatar #sculpting #casting
28
Jul
2012

spatsula:

i made these buttons as mini prints too because they are big enough and you can see the detail better that way ok i guess…

watermarked these just because the resolution is big sorry AND I AM UPLOADING THEM BECAUSE i realized i didn’t yet oh


Spatsula also gave us some of these amazing Korra buttons at Anime Expo too!! Sorry we didn’t add photos of them — your buttons are on Sylar’s laptop bag thats not with us right now! But we didn’t forget! And we loved meeting you — you were so nice and SO PRETTY!  <3

But please, let us give you prints too!! AND EVERYONE GO CHECK OUT HER AWESOME ART!

Posted 2 years ago57 notesVIAFiled Under: #drawing #korra #lok #legend of korra #avatar #avatar legend of korra #fanart