I’m excited to share with you the final cover art (Korra drawn by Joaquim Dos Santos and painted by me, with a background painting by Fred Stewart) for the upcoming Korra Book One: Air art book, published by our good friends at Dark Horse Books. This was a real labor of love (heavy on the labor) for Mike, Joaquim, and me and all those who helped as we put this book together, and we are so proud of all the great artists’ work inside and can’t wait to share it with all of you. The plan is to do one of these art books per “book” of Korra (so four total), which is daunting yet fantastic.
Direct market on sale date: July 24, 2013.
Book market on sale date: August 6, 2013.
9” x 12” hardcover, 144 pages
I… am not sure how enthusiastic I am about this?
Like, don’t get me wrong, I ADORE art books. I was passing by Powell’s the other day and noticed they had a copy of Hyrule Historia on display in one of their side windows, and once I saw that I was physically incapable of going on my way until I ducked in to flip through it a little and hold it in my hands. I found a copy of the ATLA artbook back in March when I went to Portland Comicon and spent half an hour at that one booth pawing through it and trying not to cry at how great it was. Artbooks are amazing.
But I’m really reeeally dubious about LOK getting an artbook for every individual season? Like, goddamn, that just feels like a major moneygrab to me. Each book will likely be smaller than your average artbook, so I’m guessing they’ll cost roughly around a half to two-thirds of the 35-45 dollar price range you see with books like HH and the ATLA artbook, which means buying all four would be at least twice as expensive as just one artbook. And then there’s probably going to be a boxed collector’s edition with all four, and the fact that each book is probably going to be smaller than the one before it because they won’t need as much character/environment concept art per season and like????
I mean maybe this is just me getting mad about LOK getting better treatment than ATLA once again even though ATLA was by far the superior show but there’s something about this that just? rubs me the wrong way??? man idk
A few of my friends and I are starting a brand-new post-series ATLA roleplay! It takes place about a year after the show in the city of Ba Sing Se (non-Promise compliant, so it can develop however we like). We’re having a trial run tonight for anyone who’s interested, so you can come try us out and see how you like it.
The roleplay is chat-based and uses a script format. You can choose to play a canon character or an original character! I’ve been playing an OC for a long time, we’re more than okay with it. The taken canon characters are Aang, Toph, and Jet; you can play anyone else. And as evidenced by our Jet, you can play a canonically dead character if you can explain how they’re alive.
There will likely be an overarching story at some point, but for tonight we’re simply going to stick everyone in the city and see what happens, since this is a test run.
If you’re interested, our chatroom is here: http://us7.chatzy.com/76108883136995 Type in your name, then hit the “Enter Room” button, then hit “Join Chat” in the lower right. Come on in as soon as you like! We’ll be there until late.
I should note that it has limited space, so if you try to join and are unable to, send me a message! We might be able to switch to another room for you.
Thanks, guys! Hope to see you soon.
So are there any followers of mine who live in Portland, Oregon? Or hell, people from my fandoms, too.
we should totally go grab smoothies and laugh at hipsters sometime okay
Is there anyone around here who would maybe wanna meet up?
You know what I’d like to see in one of these 52 episodes?
Korra being proclaimed an airbending master by an Order of the White Lotus representative eager for her to combat the major threat of Book 2, against the wishes of Tenzin, who says she can’t have mastered airbending if she doesn’t understand the spiritual aspect.
“You’re being too cautious because you’re insecure about training an Avatar, Tenzin! Look at all that air she’s blowing around, she’s doing great! Besides, we need a fully realized Avatar to help us with [insert problem here].”
But since she was only able to reach it because of her anger at Amon and fear for Mako, Korra relies on emotion to fuel her airbending, and starts losing control of it whenever she’s upset. And she has to admit to herself that she isn’t ready, swallow her pride, and return to properly finish her training under Tenzin before it becomes too late.
Actually, why not make that the primary conflict of the season - Korra is told by everyone around her that she’s now ready to be a fully realized Avatar, and expected to fulfill her duties as such, but she has to learn humility and accept that she isn’t ready.
So, guys! I think it’s pretty clear that Korra Nation has underestimated the fandom in regards to the “Ask Bryke” thing - the tags will be flooded and a lot of excellent questions might go unnoticed amidst the inevitable storm of “IS MAKORRA MEANT TO BE?! IS ASAMI EVIL?! WHO IS AMON?!” shit that is either ridiculous, obvious, or impossible to answer without spoilers.
Here’s what I’m proposing. I guess I’m kind of a decently well-known blog - 1820 followers, I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU <3 - and somehow a lot of even bigger fandom blogs are in that number! So what if the people with some amount of fandom… power, I guess? I think that’s the word I’m looking for? What if they have people send them their questions, and make a post with all the really quality ones, and put them all up? Then all their followers can like and reblog said posts to really spread them around and give them notes. This way, we can make sure questions like, idk, “Is Omashu’s head-of-state decided on a hereditary or electoral basis, and who rules the city during Korra’s day?” have a fighting chance to be seen beyond the dozens of carbon-copy “WHO’S LIN’S FATHER?! WHAT HAPPENED TO URSA?!” questions.
What do you guys think? Big blogs that follow me, are you interested in participating in this?
Iroh is Zuko’s son!
HEY GUYS, I was browsing the Nick Boards for my sideblog and I found this!
This NICKFrog fellow is a Nickelodeon employee who helps moderate the website. So… tenuous official word that Iroh is his son and not his grandson?! Obviously it’s not the same as if Bryan or Bill or someone told us, but still.
so am I the only one who saw this or
Short “Turning the Tides” Theory
I wrote a theory on episodes ten through twelve last weekend, and based on the new clips we’ve gotten, I’d like to make a few minor revisions to it. Read that first if you want this to make sense, please!
I originally assumed that Korra would be heading to the Southern Water Tribe for some reason involving an information hunt, but now that we know Air Temple Island is getting raided by chiblockers in this episode, I’m going to revise that and say that she flees to her home to escape Amon’s initial attack at the urging of her friends, who may or may not come with her.
The battle in the finale, which I thought would be defensive on United Republic’s end and offensive on the Equalists’ end, is actually the opposite. Amon will take over the city in THIS episode, and the finale battle will be an attempt to reclaim it, with Korra aiding in the attack. The rest of my theory from that point on still stands, though the Air Temple Island scenes may be much earlier.
That’s all! Thanks for reading.
Breaking Free of Bloodbending: An Analysis on Amon
Thus far in ATLA and LOK, we’ve seen people escape from bloodbending three times - Katara in The Puppetmaster, and both Aang and Amon in Out of the Past. From these times, we can conclude that there are at least two confirmed ways to escape the hold of a bloodbender.
Note: this is written in support of the theory I wrote last night, so it’s probably a good idea to read that first.
Lok Theories after Episode Nine
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.