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General interest blog. Mostly inspirational stuff for myself.
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meggannn:

patronsaintoffirebenders:

HiroshiYoung man, it is nothing to be ashamed of. I too came from humble beginnings. Why, when I was your age, I was a mere shoe-shiner, and all I had to my name was an idea — the Satomobile. Now, I was fortunate enough to meet someone who believed in me and my work ethic. He gave the money I need to get my idea off the ground, and I built the entire Future Industries empire from that one, selfless loan. […] Now, I’d hate to see you lose your chance at winning the championship just because you’re short a few yuans. That’s why I’m going to sponsor the Fire Ferrets in the tournament! […]

Mako: Thank you both so much. I promise the Fire Ferrets will make the most of this opportunity.  

my god the hate i bear for hiroshi sato

asami stans with their hearts in the right place must bear an equivalent hatred for hiroshi sato, but i chiefly hate him as a mako stan; let me explain

here hiroshi is espousing an extremely american attitude - the bootstraps story, the horatio alger myth that any poor young man who only tries hard enough and dreams big enough and works hard enough can make it big - and it’s such a beautiful and compelling story, isn’t it? this robust, turn-of-the-century optimism, blind to systems of oppression and privilege, and hiroshi paints this picture so big and bright

and mako buys it hook line and sinker - how not? (even though it implies that if you do not make it, it is your fault for not working hard enough - no one is thinking on this level yet)

here is the proof of hiroshi’s story all around him, this bright and industrious factory, hiroshi’s beautiful well-mannered daughter - mako has changed out of asami’s charitable kuang suit and is back in his shabby clothes, but hiroshi is kind enough to drag his poverty out into the open, bluntly, so that it is no shameful and unspoken secret, and then render it immaterial by simply saying, i believe in you - i believe in your work ethic - i believe you can make it - I BELIEVE YOU ARE LIKE ME - I BELIEVE YOU CAN ACHIEVE MY LEVEL OF SUCCESS

please think: how long has it been since mako had someone believe in him like that? someone who wasn’t a gang member, wasn’t a triad…  how long since someone took a personal interest in him, someone who wasn’t a criminal, someone he had no reason to suspect of ulterior motives? mako, who seems such a tough cookie to crack, mako and his fortress of surliness that intimidates most strangers from even trying - mako, uncharacteristically, has his defenses blown wide open by the unexpected stroke of good fortune that is getting to meet hiroshi fuckin’ sato. mako is as vulnerable as a baby chick ready to imprint, thrust out of any setting that is comfortable and familiar, nervous and excited, and hiroshi sets him at his ease, believes in him, and provides the tangible sort of proof that mako needs - in korra’s case it was results in the ring; in hiroshi’s case it’s yuans, a pile of cold hard yuans that opens a whole hallway full of doors in mako’s imagination - now it really is just up to him and his talent! 

please remember that mako lost his father at age eight, a father he loved so much that he wears his father’s scarf day in and day out in memoriam - and here is a gray-haired older gentleman with fire nation eyes, smiling and kind, who says mako, i believe in you, let me show you how much i believe in you, and puts a cash value to it without mako ever asking, without mako ever even dreaming to ask

and mako could never have expected this, could never have hoped for this, the way a gold-digger might have angled, the way a gold-digger might have planned - he had no idea asami was the sato girl, he had no expectation she would invite him to meet her father, there was no POSSIBLE WAY he could have foreseen that mind-boggling level of noblesse oblige - not in mako’s wildest DREAMS, because mako is practical, mako is sensible, mako makes do with what he’s got, mako doesn’t rely on miracles falling from the sky - he leaves relying on miracles to bolin, because he’s the one who really has to make things actually work, and in this case he was ready to let the championship dream ultimately go, because “it’s just not in the cards this year” 

but then there is hiroshi sato

who lies to a fatherless street orphan to his face

who manipulates a teenage boy into feeling like he’s worth a damn, like he has a mentor who really cares, who sees himself in him, who will look out for him

god, the hope in mako’s voice, the disbelief and the hope and the sturdiness with which he humbly swears that his team will make the most of it because none of it is a joke to him and he takes his life seriously and he will not make hiroshi’s investment a waste

fuck you a lot, hiroshi sato

oh man i hadn’t thought about it like that

this whomps

  #mako    #hiroshi sato    #wow    #The Legend of Korra    #perfect    #this brings a whole new meaning  

benditlikekorra:

kataangcaps:

Updated Kya art - her favorite song is “Secret Tunnel,” she’s a bit of a hippy, has a special relationship with Jinora.


OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG

WHATTTTTTTTTTTT  I LOVE HER ALREADY!

AHHHH!!!!!

  #KYA KYA KYA KYA KYA KYA KYA KYA    #the legend of korra    #sdcc korra    #KYA  
benditlikekorra:

numlits:

thelastasiantimelord:

worldsxhope:

cloudburstclumps:

kintagebikinis:

Mind Blown O.O

I DID ACTUALLY
Thank you wikipedia

OMG

OH MY GOD.

Yay for knowing things!

I love this!

benditlikekorra:

numlits:

thelastasiantimelord:

worldsxhope:

cloudburstclumps:

kintagebikinis:

Mind Blown O.O

I DID ACTUALLY

Thank you wikipedia

OMG

OH MY GOD.

Yay for knowing things!

I love this!

  #so great seeing the relation between tenzin and gyatso    #the legend of korra    #avatar the last airbender    #gyatso    #tenzin  
masterarrowhead:

Oops! My hand slipped and I Borra’d…

How it should have ended.

masterarrowhead:

Oops! My hand slipped and I Borra’d…

How it should have ended.

  #borra    #bolin    #korra    #legend of korra    #the legend of korra    #manip  

koronov:

She’s dangerous to Amon, his militia and to his regime.

Why? Because of who she is.

Consider her identity to the people of Republic City, the daughter of a wealthy engineer/inventor and heiress to her father’s fortune and company. Whilst her father, Hiroshi was aligned with Amon…

  #Asami Sato    #Equalists    #Amon    #The Legend of Korra    #Legend of Korra  

Lok Theories after Episode Nine

birdbrainblue:

So, we saw the first images from the finale today! You can find the trailer here.

Theories about “Turning the Tides”, “Skeletons in the Closet”, “Endgame”, bloodbending, Amon, and the Avatar Spirit itself under the cut.

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Good theory! Yes!

  #amon    #korra    #tarrlok    #mako    #bolin    #asami    #tenzin    #legend of korra    #the legend of korra    #spirits    #spirit world    #bloodbending    #avatar    #katara    #zuko    #spoilers    #?    #korra spoilers  

birdbrainblue:

korralicious:

masterarrowhead:

equalistsfuckshitup:

slingthatslang:

I hate what they’re doing to Bolin.

Bolin would care just as much as Mako, would be just as worried, he wouldn’t hang around throwing jokes. I’m really just angry for Bolin, because…

I AM. ACTUALLY. GENUINILY UPSET. THAT BOLIN HASN’T DONE ANYTHING. SERIOUSLY. WHAT IS THIS? MAKO, JUST… GO. JUST GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE. FRIG.

  #upcoming    #spoilers    #the legend of korra    #legend of korra    #bolin    #KORRA SPOILERS  

An Analysis of the Flashbacks

birdbrainblue:

As of this morning’s episode, I think I’ve been able to piece together what happened 42 years prior to the events of The Legend of Korra.

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BRILLIANT!

  #the legend of korra    #legend of korra    #aang    #katara    #sokka    #toph    #yakone    #tarrlok    #korra    #republic city    #bloodbending    #triads    #red monsoons    #amon  

oma-shu:

Lin Beifong: the life and times of a badass

The metalbending in this episode was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! HANDS DOWN! FOREVER. Lin needs to do bending in ever episode ever. I love Lin. She’s amazing. Frig. Seriously.

  #the legend of korra    #legend of korra    #LIN BEIFONG    #tlok    #korra spoilers    #gifs    #spoilers  

pitafish:

[4:36:46 PM] Pitafish: So there’s talk of how Asami’s evil because she’s a pretty, rich lady.

[4:37:15 PM] Pitafish: You know who else was a pretty, rich lady who wasn’t evil?

[4:37:16 PM] Pitafish: Lottie.

[4:37:23 PM] Julie: LOTTIEEE@Rwnrwkjetnw

[4:37:25 PM] Julie: YES

[4:37:27 PM]…

These are my elwfnkjenrkjgnerkjn’s on the matter

  #asami    #lottie    #charlotte labouff    #tpatf    #legend of korra    #the legend of korra    #the princess and the frog    #charlotte la bouff    #lookit us    #our skype convos    #yup  
  #tlok    #the legend of korra    #legend of korra    #mako    #korra    #bolin    #gifs    #korra spoilers    #spoilers    #probending    #yee yee the redeeming part of this episode was the ah-mazing probending wow    #mr. hat trick mako    #and ms. hat trick korra    #and tiebreaker champ bolin    #badass babies (:    #they just all had a moment to shine and ahh it's wonderful    #bolin's reaction is the best    #he's like a happy kangaroo or whatever  
daughterofthestars:

I can’t be the only one who noticed that Mako’s scarf was a part of Korra’s disguise and then after the steam-bending she doesn’t have it anymore.

daughterofthestars:

I can’t be the only one who noticed that Mako’s scarf was a part of Korra’s disguise and then after the steam-bending she doesn’t have it anymore.

  #korra    #mako    #the legend of korra    #teehee    #bolin    #naga    #lmao poor bolin    #avatar  
  #tlok    #the legend of korra    #legend of korra    #gifs    #asami sato    #korra spoilers    #spoilers    #queue    #CONGRATS ON YOUR EVERYTHING BABE    #fuck the haters I see no reason why anyone could hate you at this point tbh    #asami's been nothing but considerate gorgeous polite    #and seriously it's only been one episode    #not really fair to judge a character based off of one 24 minute long episode  
pollums:

some brolin


Love this~

pollums:

some brolin

Love this~

  #avatar    #the legend of korra    #bolin    #good to see brolin isn't only stuck in my head  

birdbrainblue:

  • Butakka (Bu Tahka? Butakah?) extolling the Ferrets’ winnings through the guise of things like rent and groceries, leaving them penniless.
  • Bolin’s panic at having to raise 30,000 yuans.
  • Basically anything involving finance. Since when do kids care about that?
  • “I’ve always had people taking…

OHGODSOHGODSOHGODS…. I love this show so bad already.

  #legend of korra    #the legend of korra    #korra    #bolin    #mako    #amon