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Korra (season so far)

The recent troubling news about Korra reminded me that I actually planned to do little write ups after each episode. So lets catch up.

I’m slowly starting to recognise the bad guys as a credible threat, despite them appearing out of nowhere and being super powerful because “why not”. We still don’t know what they want but I do enjoy their resourcefulness, sure they may be all powerful but they are still just four people on the run with nothing but their wits to work with. I wish that there was more of an obstacle for them to overcome as things have gone quite well for them with escaping Republic city being the only real obstacle for them. Having them trampled underfoot (at least on screen, still no backstory for them) only to rise above it would help instill them as a threat. Nevertheless, at least Zaheer has proven himself as cunning and tough, though again, so far he has simply breezed through his enemies with barely a sweat.

I’m glad we weren’t at Ba Sing Se for too long. It wasn’t bad at all, it just span a similar tale to TLA season 2 with people being captured and forced to do things against their will. Also nice to see the Spirit powers used in an effective way.

Then it was time to learn about the Beifong family (Toph is still alive!) and while I enjoyed the flashback episode with Lin, I hope she doesn’t change too much after her little epiphany. Not much in the way of drive as the hero and enemy have still to really meet up in any meaningful way but still fun to hang with the Beifongs for a bit.

Then came the best episode of the bunch, last night, when Zaheer and Co. (do they have a name yet) try to capture the Avatar. It was awesome, tense, exciting (lava bending is a thing now) and by the end Team Avatar are set on their adventure, though I do think heading off alone is just asking for trouble.

It’s a shame that the best episode is also the last one to air on TV, but what you gonna do. As long as it’s showing somewhere.

superdames:

superdames:

Do NOT kiss Batman, you guys.
—Detective Comics #456 (1976) by Elliot S. Maggin & Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)

Happy Batman Day!

Batman hates cooties.

superdames:

superdames:

Do NOT kiss Batman, you guys.

—Detective Comics #456 (1976) by Elliot S. Maggin & Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)

Happy Batman Day!

Batman hates cooties.

tastefullyoffensive:

[noobtheloser]

tastefullyoffensive:

[mrlovenstein] (bonus comic)

What a dick.

Jul 9
  • Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
  • Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
  • Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
  • Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
  • <p> Yes. We men are constantly faced with massive issues like whether we should hold the door or not, and those issues completely equal everything women face in their lives every single day. /s</p>
Jul 8

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

Woah! Not the ending I expected…

Jul 7

gronos:

pearlgains:

brattylifts:

Idk where to even start with this one

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

Jul 3

South Park: The Stick of Truth

It’s pretty good, I liked it. The best thing about it is the world, which is open to explore right away, is fairly easy to navigate (though not perfect) and the Facebook profile page is a nice touch and could have been implemented a bit more (view other profiles, more contextual posts).

What is most impressive is how it all feels like an episode of the show while still being an interactive experience.  Sure, it is easy to become overpowered and simply walk through bad guys with enough gold to buy all the potions you want, but it’s never a passive experience.

I would have preferred if the entire game were just the kids playing this dungeons and dragons game, but of course, this is South Park, so more stuff is crammed in. You like jokes about abortion, rape and used tampons? Of course you don’t, but they’re here anyway. I’ve nothing against “edgy” comedy, but at least put some fucking thought into it, simply pointing at someone being raped and saying “HA, look at that” isn’t comedy, it’s akin to throwing your feces in a bid for attention.

"Oh but Kevin!" I hear none of you say, "You’re looking into this too much, It’s just a joke!". If that were the case, if it were "just a joke", why are there no women in the alien abduction scene? There are no lingering shots of women being raped because THAT would make people uncomfortable, but guys being raped? That shit is apparently funny.

Parker and Stone have proved so many times that they are better than this, but they seem insistent in going back to stuff that only 10 year olds would find funny in a “girls are icky” kind of way. Climbing up Mr. Slaves ass to disarm a bomb with the Lemmiwinks song playing, sure, that’s funny. Having Stan’s sister throw a used tampon at you? Hardly well thought out and honed comedy.

When I was in High School, my friends made a film called “Fluffy Feet” about a monster that runs about the woods raping people to death. We thought it was the funniest thing ever created. But guess what? We grew up, we realised how dumb it was and cringe at the very thought of it now. I get the feeling that despite their obvious talent, Stone and Parker seem to stead fast refuse to admit that maybe some of their jokes are dumb and maybe more thought should be put into their episodes.

Whoops, getting of track there. Should wrap this thing up. All and all, these negatives pop up now and again but the majority of the game is essentially the game we all wish Costume Quest was (and hope the sequel is).

Jul 3

The Legend of Korra

What follows is one of the most scatter-shot and unedited things I’ve ever written. You have been forewarned.

God damit I love me some Korra. I still reckon that the first season of Korra is one of the best things, well, ever (except for THAT ending), but maybe more on that later).

What’s that I hear? An excuse to actually write on this blog rather than reblog GoT gifs! Well…. Yes. But also a new season of Korra! Fuck yeah!

Lets just dive straight into this.

Three episodes in and things are really good so far. Good pacing, we know what is going on and why it matters, no real stakes yet but that usually takes time. Season 2 was so slow (and dare I say, bad) to begin with so it’s nice to see some actual drive in regards to the previous season where, SHOCK, events actually carry over and arn’t just swept under the rugs in the final episode (though I do wonder how often the vines will show up, my beat is not much). It may be strange that Korra has a low approval rating (Avatars have approval ratings now. POLITICS!) after just saving the fucking world not TWO WEEKS AGO, but hey, it’s an improvement on the transition between season 1 and 2.

One sentence I keep saying to myself, however, is “where the hell have they been?”. It’s cool to see Firelord Zuko, but where the hell has he been for the last 2 seasons. The new enemies are said to be the baddest of the bad, if that’s the case then why haven’t we heard of them before? Maybe time will solve this issue, but I don’t see any of these villains having the same OH SHIT’S GONNA GO DOWN effect like Amon had in the first season. Damn I wish he wasn’t swept under the carpet.

I give it an episode or two before the quest to find more Air-Benders is largely forgotten, which isn’t a complaint, more a prediction. It felt as if it was running out of mileage anyway. It appears that Ba Sing Se is set to be another main location for team Avatar, though I do worry about the arbitrary use of the “split the team up” mechanic, as it seems to only exist to shove the brothers towards their long lost family.

So like I said, so far so good. I’ve learned to give the show the benefit of the doubt after slow starts, hell even season 2 got pretty damn good after a bit (not that these episodes have been bad at all).

One question though: Mako and Asami are still dating, right?

communitythings:

ed-pool:

See you in the Fall :)

THE CAPE STILL MIGHT FIND A SECOND LIFE ON CABLE
AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY:
EL CORAZON DEL AGUA ES VERDAD!

communitythings:

ed-pool:

See you in the Fall :)

THE CAPE STILL MIGHT FIND A SECOND LIFE ON CABLE

AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY:

EL CORAZON DEL AGUA ES VERDAD!