It has been two weeks since the series finale of The Legend of Korra (note that this post has been edited 9 times already because I cannot organize my thoughts for some reasons) and yet, I have not gotten over it. My head is still in a spin and I had to watch the last 2 seasons twice intently while looking for hints I never noticed during the first time I watched it. To put it bluntly, I really didn’t expect that Korra and Asami will end up together because I didn’t see the signs. Or was I just too naive to see it because hey, it’s a kids’ show! And even though, Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino confirmed it, I am still wondering why I didn’t see it coming. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against its ending. By all means, it is the creators’ story to tell and I don’t think there is a better way to end it, I just felt that I was missing something. The truth is I salute the creators because they are so brave in representing the queer in this show. I love Korra since the beginning of the series up until the ending because I have a bias on kick ass female leads. And Asami is no less than kick ass even though she is a non-bender and I like her as well.
This sort of withdrawal syndrome from the series led me to this tumblog here which gives the fans analyses of Korrasami. Thanks to the author of the blog I was able to fill myself with the gaps I thought I missed. And yeah, I did miss those. I was just not the too much of an analytic type of person on the show that I watch and was not expecting it in a cartoon series.
Aside from the growing up lessons that each season has imparted to its viewers, the fight scenes are epic as usual. (Man, I love those fight scenes between Korra and Zaheer as well as the one with Kuvira!) I will surely re-watch the entire series given I have extra time in the future.
As what Bryan Konietzko wrote in his blog post: You can celebrate it, embrace it, accept it, get over it… and that’s what I am going to do. So, now on to my next series please. 😀