Normally, I would just ride on the coattails of whatever end-of-the-week episode sketch Joaquim posts, because he does those better than I do/can, but it looks like he didn’t get a chance to do one this week. So I did a quick Asami painting to accompany the airing of episode 107 today. Hope you guys enjoy that one! It’s a doozy.
I know Bryan Konietzko won’t read this but I just want to say thank you to him and the team for the show for this episode and how they have handled Asami so far.
Thank you for not playing into misogynist stereotypes, the type of stereotypes fandom tried to force on her (and probably still will). Thank you for not making her a one note evil character because she likes the same guy the lead likes and because she’s good-looking and elegant. Thank you for showing her to be strong and brave and impressive in her own right, thank you for not shaming her for being feminine, thank you for subverting the “Evil/Bad Woman Who STEALS MEN from our Right Kind of Woman” stereotype and smacking fandom in the face with this episode by making her father the equalist and her the one who bravely opposes them and is loyal to her ideals and friends, turning their misogynist assumptions on their head.
Thanks for showing her as someone Korra can connect with, for showing her as a complex person and another girl who does things her own way. Thanks for using Asami to show there’s no wrong way to be a girl, and that it doesn’t matter who she likes or how she dresses.
Thank you for introducing another awesome lady into Korra’s group, when most shows would just call it a day because “hey we have one prominent female character she’s even the lead what more do you guys want? More than one woman? what you are asking too much if a girl is the main character we’ve done enough let’s call it a day why should there be other cool women why should we have women relating to each other”. Thanks for Lin too.
Thank you so much for being consistently excellent and subverting society’s stupid expectations. Thank you for Korra, thank you for Asami. Keep it up, and you will always have my heart.
look look at my forever girl
^THIS! FOREVER! SERIOUSLY! I will be so damn upset if Asami does turn out stereotypically evil in the end. But I trust that Bryke will continue to write her well!