Finally! The Legend of Korra Is Here!

To use the internet’s colloquial term: squee. And then squeeeeeeee some more.

I may not have been following Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s spin-off TV show like a hawk like some of the fans have been doing (apparently there had been leaks of  the first episode??), but that does not mean I’m not as excited for The Legend of Korra. Yes, a part of me is sad that I will never see Aang’s silly shenanigans again, but to see his legend live on after his death is strangely fulfilling… in a way.

The show is aired on the 14th of April, 11 am at Nickelodeon US for not just the first episode, but for the SECOND as well! How cool is that?!


Avatar: The Legend of Korra

When it was announced months ago that there was going to be a sequel for the popular cartoon Avatar: The Legend of Aang, my reaction was “Meh, I don’t care. It’s not like I’m an avid fan of the show.” Back then, I only watched the show on TV because there would be nothing else to watch. However, when my brother downloaded the entire three seasons and forced me to watch everything with him, I found myself loving Aang for the cutie patootie that he is.

Not that I have a crush on him or anything, because that’s just weird. (Zuko, on the other hand… ;D)

Anyway, I’m a big fan of the TV series. The movie, not so much. The sequel? I’m not quite sure yet. From what I’ve gathered from the one minute and nineteen second preview below, it’s set waaay into the future. I mean, look at the skyscrapers.

Specifically, it’s set 70 years in the future and it revolves around Korra, the new Avatar. She is of no relation to Aang, but her Airbending teacher Tenzin happens to be Aang’s son. His wife? Katara, of course!

I’m excited for the sequel, but I really am trying hard to not get my hopes up because in my heart of hearts, I don’t think anything can compare to Avatar: The Legend of Aang. The movie was a real disappointment, and I know this sequel is going to be really different as well. I suppose only time will tell whether or not it would be as wonderful as its predecessor.

The Legend of ‘Cutie Patootie’ Aang

[EDIT: If you are linked here from an external site, then it’s most likely from the one plagiarizing me. The original post about Avatar’s sequel (Legend of Korra) is here.]

I once referred to Aang as a cutie patootie in a Journal assignment, hence the title. And just for the fun of it, here’s an adorable picture of Aang:

Oh well… The point of this post (because believe it or not, there is a point), is to praise the “one thing led to another” scenario. All I was looking for was a written version of Katara’s soliloquy on the opening sequence of the TV show, and I was quite successful in that aspect.

Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang, and although his Airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.

But I believe Aang can save the world…

However, I figured that I might as well go all out and search up a YouTube video or something. Unfortunately, I only found silly goofs that simply did not respect the amazing creation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I did find this wonderful fan-made video though, and let me tell you that it’s awesome. Despite my distaste for the movie, I find it pretty entertaining.

The narration is from the very first episode, The Boy in the Iceberg.

Moving on, as you all know, there’s these recommended videos to the right of the video you’re currently watching in YouTube. Well, I clicked a link and lookie what I found! The faces of the voices behind the faces — okay, the faces of the voices behind the cartoons. (Yes, that does sound less confusing ;D)

It’s AMAZING! It’s so surreal, even Zach Tyler Eisen looks like Aang a little bit… if you shave his head and paint a blue arrow on it. ^__^ As for Zuko, it’s so surreal it trespasses over to the strange territory. I can’t help but envision Zuko’s face every time Dante Basco speaks. It’s simply astounding.

Oh, and Sokka and Momo/Appa are cool, too. But not as much as Aang and Zuko!!

So yeah, one thing did lead to another. Got to love when things happen like that.