Every part of the fandom will understand how comforting this short tune is.
ahhhh how nice
Remember this post that Bryan posted on Tumblr back in March?
It includes a storyboard of Korra and Mako.
…Or so some of us assumed.
Let’s take a closer look then shall we?
I remember seeing this for the first time and being all “That kind of looks like Bolin except he’s looking a bit too lanky and his arms much too thin.”
But taking a closer look at it now?
Check out that expression. That is definitely more of a Bolin expression than Mako expression. Although that boy does tend to surprise people with the expressions he has in store haha. So the expression can’t really be that valid of a point.
But then look again.
There’s that turtleduck butt hair in the back.
However the front still looks more like Mako’s— WAIT!
Let’s pull up some comparisons.
Wait a minute.
Mako has a baby turtleduck butt too.
But the one in the picture is bigger than his.
And yet the front of the hair….
There can only be one explanation.
I remember my friend Ash who used to work as a developer on The Legend of Korra as a script writer telling me about a brain storm session the team had about Book 2. It was just a small tossing around of ideas because they were still hard at work for Book 1 and I didn’t actually think they’d go through with the idea.
But this right here.
This seemingly insignificant storyboard holds the key to the plot of Book 2.
Don’t read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Okay. Book 2 was discussed to be more about Korra’s journey with discovering more of the spiritual side of being the Avatar including more journeys to the Spirit World.
What the real twist to the story is that the Spirit named Koh has a secret ability that was never revealed in the original series.
The ability to combine two souls, people as well.
Korra has to reenter the Spirit World and find the fractures of Bolin and Mako’s souls that weren’t part of them being combined, in order to make them into their own beings once again.
It all makes so much sense now with Janet Varney’s seemingly innocent tweet about Mako and Bolin combined would be the perfect man.
And if my suspicions are correct then this means that the Asami sub-plot will also come into play. Yes. There’s also a sub-plot about finding Asami in the Spirit World since she sacrificed herself for firebending at the end of Book 1 and became the sun.
This also means that with only Korra and Makolin left as the members of the Krew there is need for the adding of Howl, the White Lotus guard, as an official member of Team Avatar. Howl factors into this based on the fact that since Mako and Bolin are now combined, there needs to be a third member of the team. There will probably be some awkward sexual tension going on knowing Bryke and the other writers, but Howl will generally fill in a Sokka role, slight comedic relief with a surprising amount of knowledge up his sleeve. At least that’s what I remember Ash saying he would be if they went with this route for Book 2.
And after all that chaos with spirit magic and combined souls and suns…
I bet you’re all wondering what ship will be end-game.
Who am I kidding? OF COURSE that’s what you’ve been waiting for.
And the answer to that question is…
It’s completely canon now.
the post that started it all
Well if this isn’t the most awesome rendering of the map I’ve ever seen. Love the details!
I lost someone I cared about. He didn’t die, he just went away. I only had a few days to get to know him but he was smart and brave and funny.
I don’t know why I’m surprised… I know this fandom.
u go avatar fandom
My reaction: ^^^^^^^^^^^
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So if you recall, I did a sort of Korra Nation link “Master Post” the first time around, and I was wondering if anyone would like to resubmit their link for me to put it in ONE BIG GIANT POST for maximum clicks :)
Great way to get your link out and help out other…
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