favorite book 2 things [3/5] → beginnings
"My name is Wan and I’m going to show you how I became the first Avatar."
favorite book 2 things [2/5] → cloudbabies
"That is one good looking family, huh?"
"That’s one happy family."
favorite book 2 things [1/5] → Korra’s family
"When your father and I found each other, all we wanted was to live a simple life and raise a family. But then we discovered you were the Avatar, and simple was over. We knew one day the world would need you, and you wouldn’t need us anymore."
"Mom, dad… Of course I still need you."
"But can you imagine Mako’s reaction if he saw that Korra’s been—"
Yes. Yes I can. I can imagine Mako’s reaction if he saw Korra captured, knocked out, tied up, under attack, in danger, missing, burned, missing a leg, stuck inside a giant suit of armor, turned into a monkey, locked in a cell, yes, he’d probably be really worried and angry. That’s tended to be his reaction when she’s been captured, gone missing, been knocked out, been under attack. I’ve seen it. It’s been done.
What I would much rather see is his reaction to her walking across a tightrope without a net, or eating a jar of super-spicy pickles, or bench-pressing a bear, or punching the Earth Queen in the face, or driving a car, or flying on a glider, or trying to sing karaoke, or wearing Lin’s armor, or feeding turtleducks. Trust me, I’m far more interested in seeing Mako react to Korra actually DOING things than things being done TO Korra. The same goes for everyone else.
The point is I am sick to death of people romanticizing—even fetishizing—Korra as a damsel in distress. It was cute in the original trailer when Asami was carrying Korra off because those two haven’t had a lot of bonding time and it was a sign that the two would be getting closer together, but no one was ever really asking for “Asami saving unconscious Korra,” that just kind of happened.
When I see Korra in danger, I want to know how she’s going to get out of it or how the team is going to get her out of it. I’m not interested in the reactions of the group unless it’s evil laughter, because that would be QUITE A DEVELOPMENT. I want to know how long it’s going to be before Korra starts punching people in the face again and using their teeth as jewelry.
Individually, they could take down any bender. Together, they could take down the entire world.