The subconscious subtext of The Legend of Korra. This is about what you feel when watching Korra that isn’t explicitly mention or part of the plot.
The bodily invasion and lack of agency.
Amon terrorizes Korra and eventually takes away her bending. Stripping her of her agency.
Unalaq literally reaches in and pulls Raava out of Korra.
Zaheer chains her up and injects poison into Korra and she ends up in a wheelchair.
Aang in ALTA has never went through these types of experiences. But Korra did.
Why Korra? I don’t think the writers intended so but Korra acts as an avatar for a women experience in a male dominated world.
The most interesting thing is Kuvira, the only female villain. She isn’t like the other villains. She out right challenges her to a 1 vs 1 match where she states “you can use the avatar state and all the elements.” She does not try to use her or abuse her.
Anyways~ thanks for reading. I’m lol still processing my rewatch of Legend of Korra.
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hey! as an artist do you ever feel discouraged by the like/reblog ratio here? ive been postin art here for some time and ive found for every 20 likes i get maybe 1 reblog and while i dont wanna come over as greedy it like kinda discourages me :( i would rlly like to stay on tumblr bc it feels much more anonymous than insta/twitter but i also crave Validation ykno. ty in advance!
Okay, but I fear you won’t like my answer...
My reply is - no, I don’t, because tumblr actually makes it super easy to ignore the reblog/like ratio. The two are lumped together into a category called ‘notes’ so unless you are looking for it, you won’t know what your reblog/like ratio is, and it’s super easy to view it as a lump sum of people who saw your art and smiled.
Here’s the thing; liking vs reblogging is not personal. And it isn’t something to try to change the tide over. I’ve seen my fair share of posts on here AND twitter, with most of them CONDEMNING liking - going so far as to call it useless. But I disagree. Strongly.
My opinion on the matter is this - if people wanted to reblog the post, they would reblog it. If they don’t, the cards weren’t right. The stars didn’t align. It isn’t a matter of quality - it’s a matter of the right content being there at the right time for the right audience. Because let’s face is - PLENTY of stuff gets reblogged.... when the circumstances are right.
But the circumstances HAVE to be right. EXACTLY right. There has to be a CHAIN of the exact right circumstances. That’s how sharing ANYTHING works.
Let me put it this way - say we have a hypothetical follower called J.
J is scrolling his dashboard and comes across a post he likes, say, of a frog picture. He likes the post and has to make a decision - to reblog or not reblog the frog?
Say he likes the frog enough to reblog. It’s a natural thing - he wants to show it to his followers. He may not think of it consciously, but he’s following an instinct to share information with people.
But what happens after? Well, it’s not RANDOM. The thing is, J’s followers are NOT the followers of the blog he reblogged it from. They’re a degree of separation from the OP, and are therefore that much less likely to share interests that align with the OP’s content.
SO what happens is this:
Some people on J’s follower list see the frog and like it.
Of the ones that like it, a percentage are just liking out of habit and politeness.
A few are liking it to find it later and show it to their irl friends.
A few are liking it because they DON’T want to reblog it, because it doesn’t align with what they want to show to THEIR followers (who are, let’s be honest, even MORE removed from the OP’s frog-centric content).
And who’s to blame?
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE. Because you cannot force people to reblog stuff any more than you can force people to show their friend their phone when they see a funny meme.
Can you imagine something like this happening?
This is ridiculous, right? We cannot presume that people are not reblogging because they’re out to be malicious on purpose. Most likely they just aren’t motivated enough to share it in their own social circles for their own reasons - and that’s FINE.
Look, I get it. People not sharing your stuff gets you less notes. I get how that is disappointing. But if you put ALL of your motivation into internet clout, then you have to put effort into making your art VISIBLE. That’s the only way to get more reblogs.
For example, if you’re prioritizing visibility:
Get more social media accounts. Make sure the usernames are the same, or at least recognizable, across all social media.
Organize your art tumblr and twitter. Make a pinned post that shows off your best work. TAG! Learn common tags used for artwork similar to yours.
Interact with other artists! Comment on posts! Reblog others’ artwork!
NETWORK!!! That is the only way to guarantee that the flowchart of reblogs gets more than once branch.
Twitter circumvents this issue by shoving likes in your face as often as Retweets and that’s certainly one way to give your reblog-tree a boost, but it’s not foolproof. Tumblr has tags you can follow - and that DOES give you more of a possibility of getting reblogs of the content because if people are in a tag, they are LOOKING for stuff. On purpose. They already like what they see.
I feel your pain, I really do, because it took me literal YEARS to find an audience that consistently likes and reblogged my stuff. And your audience deserves to find you - but your followers aren’t your agent. It’s not their job to advertise on your behalf.
They’ll reblog when they want to - and that’s a good thing. It’s more genuine that way.
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i noticed this really annoying trend in people claiming to fight antisemitism.
There’s this thing people do, where they care SO much more about fighting the bigots, making sure to call out harmful tropes and point fingers at antisemites, than about. You know. Protecting those affected. They’ll happily try to punish those to be perceived antisemitic, but won’t care about changing the system or making sure affected Jews are ok. To the point where they’d happily ignore what Jews tell them just to pursue their crusade. It’s been happening in British politics somewhat as well.
I notice it the most in fighting “tropes”. They care more about “don’t draw pointy noses, green/yellow skin, X fantasy creature is bad actually!“ than looking at very real issues. I’m a Jewish history nerd who was born in Germany. I promise you, none of the stuff I’ve seen called out on here comes even CLOSE to what actual caricatures are like. That cute cartoon character with the large pointy nose is nothing. If you think that’s offensive then prepare a fainting couch for when you look up real things.
And the worst thing is, they care SO much about “UwU fighting antisemic things” they’ll just? Fucking come to accuse actual Jews of that. The amount of “hey don‘t draw that character with a pointy nose :T” I’ve gotten. The amount of nonsense when I was mostly just in the Hobbit fandom for liking the Dwarves. I promise you, sweeties, that yelling at someone from any minority about “problematic” tropes isn’t as progressive as you think it is. You can’t fight any kind of bigotry while talking over the group affected. It just makes you look like a fucking moron who’s performing social justice callouts for brownie points.
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