- Lady on the bus next to me: Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?
- Little boy: I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.
- Lady: And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?
- Boy: It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.
- Lady: Do you want to be a Sith?
- Boy: No! I am Obi-Wan!
I have put to rest my worries about accuracy in Captain America fic but now I’m fretting about accuracy in Les Mis fic (this is for more of the Monstrous Regiment AU)
Caught up on Korra again…
Korra and Asami need to have more adventures together! I’m kind of disappointed that Asami isn’t getting to fight much, though, due to the super-powered bending of this season’s enemies. But she’s definitely getting a chance to use her other skills and smarts. More of this! More of Asami and Korra having things to talk about!
As I said before, I’m very pleased with how Mako’s being written this season - how his detective skills are being played as, you know, skills he has from his police job rather than everyone around him simply being idiots. And while it doesn’t excuse the two previous seasons of shipping nonsense, Grandma Jin’s meeting Korra and Asami and asking him “Why don’t you date nice girls like these” was excellent payoff. Bolin needs to be put on a bus, though; there’s no longer any semblance of him doing anything related to the plot, and he’s fucking annoying.
a ha ha the airbender who is a huge geek about air nomad culture is named Otaku
Lin fighting Su was dumb, but I don’t care because this show always has excellent fight scenes and we hadn’t had a metal vs. metal fight scene yet. I’m not entirely content with how much the show seems to be explaining everything about Lin being due to Issues with her family (obviously we’ve known since season 1 that she was the daughter of Toph, who was the former police chief, but there’s a sense in this season that it’s all trying to live up to her mother and contrast with her sister, rather than her valuing or finding herself good at police work), but I did like seeing Su’s family, metal being used for art/dance, and so on.
This is the show’s third try (out of 3) at ideological villains, and I really hope they’re going to follow through this time (unlike season 1’s, who was revealed as an impostor, and season 2’s, who was obviously evil and out for power from the start regardless of his stated ideological motive). I do wonder how they’re going to follow through, though, if they do; one of the ways in which I think season 1 failed was in showing that there were actual disadvantages suffered by non-benders, but having their concerns invalidated by the fact of their leader being an impostor. Similarly, Zaheer’s points about tyrannical governments are kind of backed up by what we’ve seen in this season with the Earth Queen’s rule, so I hope the resolution doesn’t entail dropping the ball on that just because Zaheer is the bad guy.
(HUGE spoiler below cut)