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 71 
 on: December 19, 2014, 11:21:42 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Dice
Legend of Korra

DONE. Goodbye Korra, continue your adventure into the spirit realm and all that whatnot and have a good vacay.  
Curious what Dante and Brian will both work on after this....Now, I'm just super saiyan, Present/Future Avatar would be awesome. But maybe after some times passes.

 Just to say what's all on our minds:
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Holy shit, is Korrasami ....like... real?????  Do we have a Nick show with a [b][i]very[/i][/b] platonically ambiguous (but not) relationship between two female characters?????  HAH!!!  Holy crap!  I definitely wasn't sold with JUST hand holding, but that stare into each others eyes was seriously romantic.  

Honestly, I kinda wish the show didn't even waste time with Mako as a love interest to begin with (hell, i liked Korra's half-date with Bolin more than the entire "saga" with Mako), and focused more on Korra and Asami building a relationship (in whatever way).  This would have been much more interesting IMO than wasting time with her silly crush on the 'handsome dude' because he was handsome.  Despite me liking the 'progressive twist', it still felt a bit forced... Katara and Zuko had an episode just to bond, Korra and Asami didn't, they just kinda started getting along super well all of a sudden. But I think that's a gripe I kinda have with the Avatar series in general too.

I can say that there was no real surprises and the journey was more interesting than the ending.  The bit with the spirit realm fell largely arbitrary, the villains had fallen, the heroes mostly cheated death, and someone got married --- yaay, good times for all.  The "Let's go on a vacation" "OK!" was really quick, sudden, and kinda campy even though I admire the progressive implications (though the writing for the series' was never really subtle).  And for a show with so many characters, an epilogue would have been nice.  But I wonder if we'll get those post-story comics like TLA had (which were actually quite good to read).  Certainly, despite the faults of these characters or the problems in how they're presented, I did like how 'real' they felt.  Suyin's chat with her son about "people being complicated" works so well for this and the show always struck a balance with them.

I did like the final showdown.  Indeed for the somewhat lack of "epic" the ending had (I still think that whole 'first avatar' story would have been best saved for the ending of the FINAL season than in the middle of the second, it was really hard to top that bit of exposition), I did like the final bout Korra had with Kuvira and how they really had to hammer into her before she gave up.  Kuvira, while a pretty thinly imagined character, was still fun to follow, and her tenacity is admirable.  

I'd say overall though, TLoK was much weaker than TLA.  It felt more like The Last Air Bender felt like it was imagined, from start to end, how the series would pan out, while The Legend of Korra was felt much more like planning it season-by-season*.  Certain times the show just felt schizophrenic, its message was jumbled, its character's behaviours somewhat erratic and strange, and the progression not too carefully planned out.  It succeeds in being great entertainment, certainly if not for the fights and lore alone, but thinking about it leads to some disappointment.

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Think of the sheer difference in atmosphere and tension between Kuvira's last stand and Aang's long-awaited fight against the Fire Lord while is one way I see this.

 72 
 on: December 19, 2014, 11:06:27 PM 
Started by Agent D. - Last post by Mickeymac92
It seems to be Aeolus' thing. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

 73 
 on: December 19, 2014, 11:04:01 PM 
Started by Tenchi-no-Ryu - Last post by Mickeymac92



Fun fact: I really did HNNNNNNNNNNNNG when I saw that...

 74 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:52:39 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Mickeymac92
I'm holding out until July at the Earliest, but it's gonna be tough, I agree...

Nope, ordered one last night, but it'll be a Birthday present (from myself =P) in March.

 75 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:44:12 PM 
Started by Starmongoose - Last post by Starmongoose
If anyone is curious what's going on with this, I'll be doing the next characters chapter after Christmas. :) So busy!

 76 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:40:57 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Starmongoose
I don't think we do, no.

 77 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:33:39 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Aeolus
HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA RE:BIRTH

Working on some item and equipment plans while catching up on Strong/Tough enemies and quests before I start Chapter 6. I'm also really behind on Lily ranks because I've been pretty lazy and just keeping the same team formation. Still getting new characters too. Really my only major complaint right now is the party size. For a game with a three-member battle system, there are just way too many characters to keep track of. Though the cast size does have me looking forward to Hyperdevotion Noire.

I hate the fact that I'm actually interested in getting Hyperdevotion Noire and Hyperdimension Neptunia U.

 78 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:25:39 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by MeshGearFox
Oh hey LoX1 is basically Ys. Want :DDD

 79 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:23:40 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by MeshGearFox
Ya I'm talking Dublin, OH. Do you even have PF Panerapotles in Theuk?

 80 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:05:36 PM 
Started by Champlooz - Last post by Zendervai
While these aren't JRPGs, Virtue's Last Reward and the Danganronpa games are excellent as well.

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