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Here they go again. Avatar creators sure love their shipping war bait.

So I guess the biggest debate in recent Korra fandom was the season 4 finale, namely the Korra/Asami thing. Half the fandom is calling it bad writing, renouncing its credibility and canonicity on those grounds, while the other half is calling them homophobes and rejoice at DiMartino's and Konietzko's oh so daring choice to incorporate the relationship, praising it as a step forward towards acceptance of gay (or in this case, bisexual) characters in western media.
And I'm honestly sitting here laughing my head off because the folks from the States think they have the monopoly on the West's progressiveness when it comes to portraying homosexuality in a children's show, when the rest of the world aired the final season of Sailor Moon, felt no need to make Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus cousins and dubbers like Latin America even had Quatre from Gundam Wing openly declare his love for Trowa.
(Card Captor Sakura got censored to varying degrees everywhere outside Japan though, so there are limits.)

But yeah. So Korra and Asami are in love. Big deal. The folks saying it was badly written are right, but the thing is, all the relationships are crap in that franchise. People were jubilant when Korra and Mako ended things. And the reason why Zuko/Katara had and continues to have such a huge following is because any romance springing from them would have felt a million times more organic than the Aang/Katara thing the writers did instead. I still don't get why Katara was hung up in "The Ember Island Players" about having a relationship with Aang (maybe because he's a freaking child? Honestly writers, way to gross me out. Also, not cool, mocking your fans), but then in the finale she was just "Yeah, scratch that. I love you now." Compared to that, Korra and Asami are the Jack and Rose of Avatar.

Mind you, I don't care either way, as I generally don't care much about Avatar past entertainment purposes. I watch it mainly for the marvelously animated fights and the cool characters (meaning Toph), without thinking too much about the rest. Because if I do, I'll start griping, as the writing often is weak and the finales always fall flat, yet people praise it to high heaven.
Alas, the ATLA fandom has an extremely bad image as far as discussing criticism goes, so if I'm better off talking to a loaf of bread instead of debating with a fan whose response will be a cussing mess, you can bet I'll choose the bread.

Still, I'm always up for a discussion. And if it comes to the worst, I'll just make myself a sandwich.

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I'm supposed to babble about myself here, huh? All right then.

I'm European and a kid of the 90s, meaning I grew up in a time when most of your pocket money was spent on AA batteries, playing with your friends was always prefaced with a debate about who would be the red Power Ranger (or Lion-O), just saying "Hakuna Matata" in class invariably resulted in an impromptu musical and parents yelled at their kids to get off the net so they could use the phone.

Sometimes I miss those days... Though not the net. 90s net is pretty much the reason why download sites "punishing" you with long download times doesn't work. What do I care if I have to wait 30 minutes for 300 MB to finish? I used to need two minutes to load a freaking site. The days of glorious 50kbps, people.

Anyway, at around 2008 I grew into a big Gundam Wing fan and have been stuck in the fandom ever since (though I like to take long vacations). Considering I'm severely late to the party, it's always fun to talk to fellow fans, as discussions are often more mature by now.

Not all of them though.

It's also interesting that Gundam Seed turned me into a Wing fan. As I watched that series, I got so fed up with all the crying and indecisiveness that I wanted to see someone badass. Cue me watching Wing again after ages and falling in love with the plot and characters.
And though I have a million issues with it, I do like Seed. Mostly the first half, where Kira is likeable. I have yet to see 00 though, which is supposed to be a remake of Wing, but that's because I dropped it after the first episode. Sorry fans, but that dude switching personalities in the cheesiest way imaginable was enough to turn me off. I don't know if I'll ever get past that.

As far as anime goes, I don't really watch new stuff anyway. I guess I've become extremely picky. Naruto started out so well and ended in such a massive blaze of fail that I really don't want to waste my time like that again. Good thing I gave up on One Piece long ago and never started with Bleach.

Instead, I currently spend my time writing about all sorts of things and playing N64. Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda, Diddy Kong Racing, Jet Force Gemini... you name it, I play it. I'm also one of those oddballs who love to play songs on Link's ocarina. I recently got Berk's and Hiccup's theme from How to Train your Dragon down. You know, the opening and Test Drive. The musical scale may be a little off, but hey.

And I guess that's enough babbling. Was I supposed to keep this short or something? Eh.
By the way, no, I don't live in Antarctica. Though it's so effin' cold outside, you could've fooled me.

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KKreations Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree wholeheartedly! Your Frozen Teardrop parodies made my day! Thank you for that :) (Smile) 
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Artist54 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You're most welcome. I'll try to add to that, even if my muse is more difficult to get a hold of than a living eel.
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Kaze-Chan Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your GW stuff. The frozen teardrop comics are funny.
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Artist54 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I'm glad I attain my aim. ;)

Hopefully I can stop being lazy for long enough to continue to do so.
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YumeSenshi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i absolutely LOVE your frozen teardrop parodies!
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Artist54 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you very much. And sorry for taking like half a year to reply. :P
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YumeSenshi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's all right
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Have you ever thought about watching the Original Gundam series from 1979? Or is it too old for you?
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Artist54 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Pardon the belated reply. Last time I logged on was, well, ages ago...
As for MS Gundam, it's not too old, but the story does not intrigue me much. I want to watch it someday, but that won't be anytime soon.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I see
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