Ataru wrote:I'm not sure I follow how characters with dark pasts are 'unrealistic'. Aang was a very realistic character. Giving Korra something to grieve over wouldn't make her less realistic. I'm not some sadist who just loves to see people suffer, but I'd like them to throw Korra something a little darker to deal with than teen love triangles and her not being allowed to do whatever she wants all the time. I don't doubt it'll get darker when they start really pushing the prejudice vs. benders bit, so I just hope that happens before too long so we can really get into the meat of this story and its characters.
Ataru wrote:And I'd be more willing to buy into the 'working hard to save the world' if there had been a case shown so far of Korra working hard... AT ALL. If she fails at something more than twice she just gives up or ragequits. If there comes a point where she calms down and really has to struggle to climb what seems like an insurmountable problem then yeah I'll consider her a deeper character than what we're being shown right now. But so far all its been is Korra getting her way, ignoring Tenzin's teachings and never really showing any effort.
QiBreezy wrote:I'm not an expert on Anime (Japanese Cartoons), all I've seen are the more popular ones like Spirited Away, Dragon Ball Z, Doraemon, Full Metal Alchemist, Animatrix (I don't even know if you can call that Anime) and the likes. Why I feel it's valid to call LoK and A:LAB an Anime is because these two cartoons are HEAVILY influenced by the style and structure of a Japanese animation. Is a sonnet only a sonnet if it's in English? Is a haiku only a haiku if it's in Japanese? Is a pantoum only a pantoum if it's in Malay? I understand that the Japanese refer to all cartoons as Anime, but we aren't Japanese. Foreign words are adopted into the English language all the time, and their meanings evolve. It's fine if you're a purist, but you can't deny that 'Cooties' or 'berserk' or 'ketchup' no longer hold the same meaning as it's loaned origin. What I'm trying to say is, it's all a matter of perspective. To a Malaysian, 'cootie' refers to head lice. To an American, cooties is a child lore. Are you gonna deny the evolved meaning of cooties? Just the same as you can't deny the evolved meaning of Anime. But I understand the purist in you. I don't want to call Pitbull a hiphop artist, but unfortunately, in some circles, that's what he is.
Take Animatrix for instance: An American commissioned cartoon done by Japanese animators. What do you want to call it? What would a Japanese kid call LoK?? An anime or a cartoon? He'd call it an anime, coz that's the word he uses to refer to ANY FORM of animation.
As for Korra VS Aang, we need to give more time. Neither of us truly know the depth of her character.
we will notice if you start randomly talking
Well you seemed to have accepted my idea in the "Makorra Kiss" thread but not in this one? Anyway, many people are actually like that; rage quit when they can't do something. Or are you saying that deep characters are only characters who don't get frustrated when they can't do something? Is that even true? I'm not sure I get you're point here.
QiBreezy wrote:Wow. Even after hard evidence of words evolving to become something other than its original meaning, you still won't accept the polarity of this discourse. You sound like a bible hugger denying science. I don't expect you to understand the reality of the case, not even after I'm able to accept your part of the argument. People really need things to be black and white to be in their comfort zone. I'll let you have it hope you can sleep better tonight. If you think all that was said was nonsense, i'm ready to assume you're still in high school.
I'm simply trying to assist you in understanding why such a misnomer would occur... But alas, a closed mind will remain as such. God bless your soul!
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