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.
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.
ZUKO, YOU’RE ALIVE
SCREAMING. LITERALLY. SCREAMING IN REAL LIFE OH MY GOD
Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the hundred year war. Avatar Aang and Firelord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations: a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly his time in this world came to an end, and, like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.
Dammit, I miss these guys.
You know, I really hate hearing people describe Bolin as “the new Sokka”; and the same goes for people calling Mako “the new Zuko”. They’re not new Sokkas or Zukos, they’re new characters. They’re wonderful, brilliantly entertaining people we’re all falling in love with - some of us more literally than others - and the show’s team put a lot of effort into making them unique and alive. Looking at the brothers in terms of past characters just seems to me like it’s diminishing their hard work.
Besides, I don’t really see the resemblance. Sokka was snarky, sarcastic, and horrible around girls (“do an activity”, anyone?). Bolin was not only blatantly and confidently hitting on Korra the entire episode, but he was genuinely relaxed and comfortable. He joked around but wasn’t sarcastic in the slightest. He laughed at Korra’s smart remarks, was more than willing to give her tips, and was pleasantly surprised at her ability - and when he thought he might have offended her by making assumptions about her culture, he was quick to apologize. Bolin is just a fun-loving guy with a big heart. Sokka? Sokka’s a hero who saved a lot of lives and a wonderful funny character I really like, but he wasn’t nearly as welcoming or encouraging as Bolin… plus, he had a hard time relaxing and was usually worrying about something. They’re very different. What the heck is it everyone sees in Bolin that makes him “the new Sokka”?
I can see how people would compare Mako and Zuko, seeing as how they’re both firebenders who have a hard time getting along with others, but there’s still one very important distinction: Zuko was full of emotion and Mako is not. Mako is a stoic who forces himself to concentrate solely on his goals, and Zuko let his emotions and desire to regain his honor rule his life.
Come on, guys. Stop trying to make the Fire Ferrets fit the ATLA mold and just enjoy watching them unfold as the fresh
and juicy new group of well-written original characters they are.
Stupid Kids on the Korra Boards: Part 4
Careful study of this incomprehensible babble leads me to believe that this poster may, in fact, possibly be unhappy with The Legend of Korra because they feel a continuation of Aang’s story would have been favorable. Don’t quote me on that, though - this could mean anything.
Because we all know being blind automatically renders you worthless! He saved a blind girl? God, what next? He didn’t even like her, that’s nothing. Are you also going to save the crickets they feed to reptiles at the pet store? How about the pencil stubs that get thrown away once they’ve been sharpened down to two inches long - are you gonna save them, too?! Learn what actually matters, dumbass.
Stupid Kids on the Korra Boards: Part 3
So I wasn’t going to put this up until later tonight, but it’s a snow day, so I’ve got some free time. And of course that time goes to making fun of middle schoolers on the internet! It’s the only logical course of action.
Poor kid. Imagine them snickering away as they type the first post, hoping to get a reaction out of the many gullible people that crowd the Nick boards. But just as they hit enter, they realize that they misspelled one of the simplest words in the English language. Whoops! Better fix it!
To this kid, “the web” is made up of nothing but the Nick boards and Neopets.
Stupid Kids on the Korra Boards: Part 2
HOLD THE PHONE, EVERYBODY, THIS TWELVE-YEAR-OLD HAS RELIABLE RESOURCES. OH SNAP. Looks like all the speculation over the release date was meaningless - this kid knows what’s going DOWN!
A… “proper Nick funrial”? Assuming this kid meant “funeral”, um, I wasn’t aware that Nick was in the habit of performing death rites for fictional characters that became deceased in the course of their narrative. I’d imagine seeing their beloved icons lowered into the silence of the grave - cold and unmoving, never to be seen alive again outside of hellishly expensive DVD sets - would be traumatizing for most kids.