Determined to rid the land of the evil that had set in, the Warrior set off, leaving the stone-faced children of the ocean and the moon to guard their home against the rampant spirit. Her less physical companion insisted on joining her, and she could hardly say no. He knew the place better than she did, after all.
Hey Jasjuliet, I’m your secret santa! :^) Sorry this took so long!
Since you requested something spirit-world related, an au, or something with Korra and/or Aang, I tried to fit together as many of these things as I could, haha. I didn’t have time to bring this to its full potential, so just this picture will have to do for now. As far as the Spirit World goes, I tried to combine the bleaker look of the atla spirit world with the vibrant look of the lok concept art.
Hope you enjoy, and happy New Year!
quick linzin sketch
Hey guys it’s STUPID COMICS TIME
So basically I wanted to draw actual biker babes Asami and Korra, and then the rest of it kind of flowed from my mind in this wave of terribad jokes. And as usual all my jokes are the same joke, that being, ‘this doesn’t make any sense.’
The Wolfbat Approves
starring Tahnly Tembleturgiss
You hate Mako because he is a two timing ass: but yet half of you are ok with Korra between two guys.
You hate Mako because you think he is a jerk: but yet half of you love the jerk/cheating/bullying Tahno.
You hate Mako because he is terrible to Bolin: yet he gave up his childhood to protect his brother and live on the streets where gangs/triads constantly patrolled and somehow Bolin came out perfect.
You hate Mako because he kissed Korra: but yet you ALL tend to forget Korra initiated the kiss when Mako was trying to explain how he felt.
You hate Mako because he took Asami’s side in episode 7: but now when he is supports the Avatar and tries to be there for her as a friend it changes nothing.
You hate Mako because he is confused about his romantic feelings toward Korra: yet when Katara was confused about her romantic feelings for Aang and it took all the way to the last episode of book 3 it was understandable, they were at war.
You hate Mako because he can’t decide between Asami or Korra: yet Sokka loved both Yue and Suki and had unresolved feelings throughout book 1 & 2.
You hate Mako because he is weak minded: yet Zuko won your hearts by the end of the series because you saw him develop, Mako isn’t afforded that.
You hate Mako because he can be hotheaded from time to time: very unlike most firebenders we’ve seen.
You hate Mako for being a bad influence on children watching the show: because yes, those children are clearly analyzing this as hard as you are. “Bolin makes me lol”
1) As if the two were contextually in any way comparable! Korra went out with Bolin, it seemed to me, in good faith, because she was really trying to put her feelings for Mako behind her. MAKO got jealous and started shit over it, despite that he was with Asami at the time. Then there was the ill-fated kiss, and while that wasn’t necessarily great/compassionate timing, she wasn’t actually in a long-term relationship (or any relationship) with Bolin. Then she pretty much apologized and life went on and nothing like that happened again. MAKO waffled between Korra and Asami for half of the series. He became angry with Bolin for having told Asami about the kiss. He kept using the excuse that “things [are] just crazy,” but he never sat down and actually talked things out with either Asami or Korra; in fact, we never even saw him officially end things with Asami on-screen. Next thing you know, he’s making out with Korra. THERE WAS NO SATISFACTORY RESOLUTION to his relationship’s ending with Asami. Whatever you make of the resolution between Bolin and Korra, and its subsequent direction (or lack thereof, as Bolin’s care for Korra seemed to fall off the face of the Earth to make room for Mako The Hero), there at least was a resolution. Mako’s non-resolution with Asami was just an offhanded comment that he was sorry things got whacky between them. Except not really sorry enough to like, really hash things out with her before quickly moving on to kissing Korra. And, ffs, Asami was still clearly upset and jealous and thinking-her-and-Mako-were-still-a-thing in the last episode, at least towards the beginning. Her feelings were totally brushed aside, by both Mako and the writers.
2) I actually don’t really care about Tahno and am not sure why he’s so popular with the fanbase (no offense to anyone meant!), but personal opinions aside, he isn’t actually that major of a character. Mako is. Furthermore, whereas Tahno was actually portrayed as a cheating jerk during the time he was a cheating jerk (he was, after all, Korra’s rival in the pro-bending matches), Mako has ostensibly been portrayed as a “good guy” and he’s the main character’s love interest for fuck’s sake.
3-4) I actually don’t hate Mako for either of those things. His brotherly moments with Bolin early on were one of the few things I genuinely enjoyed about the character, although they pretty much get shafted later to make way for the romance. Nor do I hate him for kissing Korra, because you’re right — she did initiate it (even though, yanno, he got pretty into it), and I can buy the “it was crazy” excuse once. Once. Not for the entire second half of the season.
5) He didn’t “take Asami’s side” per se. Asami herself didn’t even react that strongly against Korra. And regardless, no one dislikes him because he “[took] Asami’s side” — they dislike him because he called Korra a liar, trivialized her very real observations as falsehoods and petty jealousy (as if she would put her quest aside and try to hurt everyone for a juvenile reason like jealousy), and threatened her with ending their friendship over it all. Rather hastily, in fact. That’s not the behaviour of a good friend. And in fact, that was where I truly began to dislike Mako’s character.
6) Strawman (actually, most of these are): No one hates Mako because he was “confused” about his feelings.
7) Yue was dead in season two, and Suki was back on Kiyoshi island during season one. And while Sokka had a Thang for Suki prior to meeting Yue, the two were not in a committed relationship at the time. ASAMI AND MAKO WERE IN A COMMITTED, UNDERSTOOD RELATIONSHIP. This is the fine difference that comparisons like Katara/Aang and Sokka/Yue+Sokka/Suki are neglecting!
8) Zuko had much, much time in which to [gradually] develop, and he went through many hard knocks for it, even losing Iroh’s faith for a while; he deserved many of the hard knocks he went through, in fact, and that’s what made his redemption so character-building. Mako? Not so much. He barely had any consequences at all for being two-timing (or for anything else, I should note).
9) No one hates Mako for this, either. At least, not purely for this; I am pretty damn certain.
10) Kids don’t have to analyze something for it to implictly send crappy messages. How many young POC girls feel something is wrong about them if all the dolls they see are white, for instance? It’s a pretty common phenomenon that does not require in-depth analysis. Korra has the potential to be an awesome role model for young girls, but the plot treats her very problematically, and the thing with Mako is a big part of it. Having a romance in her life is not wrong. Loving someone isn’t wrong. Getting with a guy who
— doesn’t blink at accusing her of being a vicious, jealous, petty liar (whilst threatening the end of a friendship)
— and who even in the last episode appeared to be dating Asami while making eyes at Korra/pursuing her/maybe even making out with her (because it was unclear)
— realizes he cares for her only when he’s compelled to Save Her (suggesting maybe his real love is that she-in-distress magnifies his Heroic Male Competence needs)?
… is pretty eyebrow-raising, and I certainly didn’t get the sense the writers meant it to be eyebrow-raising, but they just never really addressed any of these problems, or wrote the whole thing sympathetically.
People are still free, of course, to ship Makorra. The writers obviously do. But it’s just silly to talk as though everyone who dislikes it is committing some heinous, evil double-standard. They’re not.
equalists + amon from “the revelation”