REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #26: Night of a Thousand Stars/Harmonic Convergence
BE FOREWARNED - Discussion includes Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One: Air from The Legend of Korra and could expand to include Dark Horse Comic’s The Promise and The Search (Parts One and Two) at any time. Though we WILL AVOID talking about the FINALE episodes until NEXT WEEK
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We’re sorry that you felt less excited somehow, that’s not cool. However, we don’t get any advance notice on plots from anyone at Nickelodeon or the Korra show, so the guess that there would be a “Dark Avatar” that showed up somewhere was based on context clues in the story.
We don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but we do want to guess crazy things. Like how Devindra always says Bolin is going to die.
Please don’t be mad! We will never spoil anything that hasn’t been made available to the fandom because we get access to everything at the same time you do!
The Finale Has Come!
While we’re getting ready for this week’s podcast (covering Night of a Thousand Stars and Harmonic Convergence), why not also enjoy this Korra End Credits remix by Joanna’s friend, YouTube user that poet sideways.
Spirits! What a ride.
HERE’S OUR BIG NEWS, STRAIGHT FROM JANET VARNEY! IF THIS POST GETS REBLOGGED 10,000 TIMES IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS, WE’LL RELEASE THE 1 HOUR BOOK 2 FINALE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST ON NICK.COM!
No, seriously. Pick your jaw up off the floor! Catch “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” tonight at 8/7c on Nick…and then unlock the Book 2 finale episodes “Darkness Falls” and “Light in the Dark” online at midnight EST!
Let’s do this thing, Korra Nation!
Hour-Long, delicious looking Korra tomorrow. Which means 8PM START.
HOLY VARRI-CAKES! Check out a sneak peek storyboard from this week’s 1 hour LoK event, starting Friday at 8/7c!
stillthinkingofacreativename asked: "1) The love-triangle will come to a definite conclusion, if that’s your thing" You seem very confident that the triangle won't be back next season. Do you have some inside info? I've always been indifferent towards it, but I just want it gone so people stop complaining.
I said that was in the FUTURE, right?
I don’t think it’s going to end any time soon, I think we have more complications in the ‘shipping.
BUT, I do think the series will end, like the previous one, with fixed couples. It just might take until Book Four to get there.
mazznet asked: Wouldn't it seem that by imprisoning vaatu the material and spiritual worlds have been out of balance for like 10k years and that Unalaqu is doing the right thing but badly
I’d expect to hear this argument out of Unalaq’s mouth sooner rather than later. But, seriously, when has it been good when a character in a dramatic series trusts the giant black spirit monster over the tiny white spirit monster? : )
iamlac asked: You said in podcast that only the avatar could enter the spirit world in the original series. But didn't Sokka go into the spirit world (in the Winter Solstice part 1. also remember how he knew that there were no bathrooms in the spirit world) as well as Iroh went into the spirit world in search of a way to revive his son (according to the extras on Zuko Alone)?
That was me that said that, and - yes - there are no bathrooms in the Spirit World. That was an oversight. However, it does backwardsly explain how Unalaq is so chummy with the Spirits despite the portals being closed until very recently.
Interesting bit of world building that Iroh was able to choose to let his body die while he remained in the Spirit World…
…oh no. Jinora.
artaga asked: Was I the only one confused by the lack of explanation as to why Jinora couldn't just wake up? Since she was simply astral projecting into the spirit world, shouldn't she be able to?
I think it’s part Astral Projecting and part your Spirit actually leaving your body and wandering around. But you could also chalk it up to a weird Unalaq Dark Spirit Powers. I didn’t know he could destroy someone’s soul like he threatened to do last episode, so maybe he has some sort of bonding spell.
I wonder if I actually want the show to address this or if I should just move on.