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12

Dec

"Queen of Future Industries" by Finer

This is a song Stacy wrote as a fan song for herself for Avatar: The Legend of Korra, but we loved it so much, we play it at all our shows now. We still love Mako and Korra, but Asami is mysteriously epic.”

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Thanks for letting us know about it!

-Da7e-

03

Apr

I’m sorry, Season 2 is so far gone. We’re already doing Season 3 now so everything’s so muddled.

- Seychelle Gabriel, Asami, to IGN at WonderCon

Well, we knew Book 3 was coming, but - GOOD NEWS - they seem to be going non-stop. Which means we might get to go through Korra fully before we have children!

Voices are on Book 3, scoring is half-to-3/4 the way through Book 2 and a handful of episodes are in color correct. Fall looks pretty close.

-Da7e- 

26

Jun

Legend of Korra: The Most Dramatic Show on TV Is a Nickelodeon Cartoon

Finally decided to get some broad stroke thoughts down on Book 1: Air over at my homebase of Hollywood.com! I’m not joking with that headline and I’m guessing you might feel the same.

- Patches

mattpatches:

13

Jun

Darn right we include Pabu.
buccillustrations:

Team Avatar 2.0. June 2012. Pen & Ink, Photoshop CS5

Darn right we include Pabu.

buccillustrations:

Team Avatar 2.0. June 2012. Pen & Ink, Photoshop CS5

Just in case anyone forgot where we left off, love-wise.

Just in case anyone forgot where we left off, love-wise.

27

May

REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #7: BONUS EPISODE!

BE FOREWARNED - Discussion includes Avatar: The Last Airbender, Chapters 1-7 of The Legend of Korra and could expand to include The Promise (Part One), Nick.com’s “Welcome To Republic City” at any time. 

Good Morning Benders and Non-Benders alike and Welcome to The Republic City Dispatch, a radio programme covering Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra series. This week: a special bonus episode while time stands still in Republic City. This episode goes out to Air Temple Island with this special message from our listeners: “Korra, Tenzin, Mako, Bolin, Pabu, Naga, Assami, Pema, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo - everyone take a moment to relax!” It’s time for Matt, Da7e and Devindra!

This week-without-and-episode, we talk about internet fandom and how it relates to criticism, how we got involved in online fandom, if it’s fair to apply straight criticism to Korra before it is over - PLUS - a Lightning Round covering our most frequently asked questions and posed theories and each member of the podcast has something you should check out to tide you over until next Saturday when Korra returns (or that’s what it looks like - that’s on the podcast too).

Hosted by Devindra Hardawar of the /Filmcast and Da7e and Matt Patches of Operation Kino.

Send us questions and comments through: Tumblr, E-mail, and Twitter.

We have opened up the COMMENTS on all posts on RepublicCityDispatch.com for your cross-dialogue needs!

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23

May

(art korraconfessions)
This comment/theory from Kaarel J via e-mail:

Hey.First of all, at this point, I think any rationalization for Asami being evil after all is going to be too convoluted to be taken seriously. It’s an increasingly silly conspiracy theory, and actually, I found that this point of view caused you guys to neglect discussing her emotional developments as they appear to be on the face of episode 7.The behaviors you hold to be suspicious all make perfect sense if you think things through. Having lost his wife to violence, it’s natural that Hiroshi would have provided combat training to his daughter. (This also sheds some light on Asami’s line about feeling safe with Mako earlier.) While I initially had the same impression about the race that you did, upon review, it seems pretty clear that the opposing driver simply made a risky play and failed. He hit Asami’s car, not the other way around. I think Asami could be described as “manipulative” insofar that she seemed to take Korra to the racetrack specifically to impress her, but that was most likely part due to an honest attempt to dispel Korra’s animosity and make friends. The race was a nice, simple and demonstrative way for the writers to shift Korra’s opinion of Asami for the better.I agree that we need more Naga. Pabu’s kind of outdoing her.

DA7E SAYS:
I disagree with you on the Asami front, but I wanted to address what you said about our doubts on Asami and the Sato family endgame made us neglect talking about Asami’s character development.
You’re right, I think, and that frustrates me a little bit, because we should have taken more time to discuss why it was the way it was and I’m feeling a bit of regret for writing it off as “Asami has a Darth Vader in Return of The Jedi” moment.
So look for Asami’s character development to be revisited in a future podcast episode, because I do think that she’s been relegated to side-episodes for her character development and that’s a big part of why I think she has a future outside of Team Korra Generation 2. 
That being said, I still generally disagree. Take the last scene of “The Aftermath” as an example: It’s about Korra telling Mako to take care of Asami because she’s been through a lot and Mako quietly going back to Asami while we see that it pains Korra because she still has feelings for Mako. If Asami was equal with our three teenage protagonists, I think we’d get more of a peek into her feelings rather than just using her as something for Korra and Mako to confuse each other with.
Does she know about the kiss? Just thinking about that kind of makes my head spin.
BUT - I am not the be-all-end-all of Asami theories. You guys are. And now we have this nifty comment section on each post at RepublicCityDispatch.com and everyone can throw in their two cents.
WHAT’S UP WITH ASAMI? BAD? GOOD? WHY? Jump in the comments!

(art korraconfessions)

This comment/theory from Kaarel J via e-mail:

Hey.

First of all, at this point, I think any rationalization for Asami being evil after all is going to be too convoluted to be taken seriously. It’s an increasingly silly conspiracy theory, and actually, I found that this point of view caused you guys to neglect discussing her emotional developments as they appear to be on the face of episode 7.

The behaviors you hold to be suspicious all make perfect sense if you think things through. Having lost his wife to violence, it’s natural that Hiroshi would have provided combat training to his daughter. (This also sheds some light on Asami’s line about feeling safe with Mako earlier.) While I initially had the same impression about the race that you did, upon review, it seems pretty clear that the opposing driver simply made a risky play and failed. He hit Asami’s car, not the other way around. 

I think Asami could be described as “manipulative” insofar that she seemed to take Korra to the racetrack specifically to impress her, but that was most likely part due to an honest attempt to dispel Korra’s animosity and make friends. The race was a nice, simple and demonstrative way for the writers to shift Korra’s opinion of Asami for the better.

I agree that we need more Naga. Pabu’s kind of outdoing her.

DA7E SAYS:

I disagree with you on the Asami front, but I wanted to address what you said about our doubts on Asami and the Sato family endgame made us neglect talking about Asami’s character development.

You’re right, I think, and that frustrates me a little bit, because we should have taken more time to discuss why it was the way it was and I’m feeling a bit of regret for writing it off as “Asami has a Darth Vader in Return of The Jedi” moment.

So look for Asami’s character development to be revisited in a future podcast episode, because I do think that she’s been relegated to side-episodes for her character development and that’s a big part of why I think she has a future outside of Team Korra Generation 2. 

That being said, I still generally disagree. Take the last scene of “The Aftermath” as an example: It’s about Korra telling Mako to take care of Asami because she’s been through a lot and Mako quietly going back to Asami while we see that it pains Korra because she still has feelings for Mako. If Asami was equal with our three teenage protagonists, I think we’d get more of a peek into her feelings rather than just using her as something for Korra and Mako to confuse each other with.

Does she know about the kiss? Just thinking about that kind of makes my head spin.

BUT - I am not the be-all-end-all of Asami theories. You guys are. And now we have this nifty comment section on each post at RepublicCityDispatch.com and everyone can throw in their two cents.

WHAT’S UP WITH ASAMI? BAD? GOOD? WHY? Jump in the comments!

21

May

bryankonietzko:

Normally, I would just ride on the coattails of whatever end-of-the-week episode sketch Joaquim posts, because he does those better than I do/can, but it looks like he didn’t get a chance to do one this week. So I did a quick Asami painting to accompany the airing of episode 107 today. Hope you guys enjoy that one! It’s a doozy.

bryankonietzko:

Normally, I would just ride on the coattails of whatever end-of-the-week episode sketch Joaquim posts, because he does those better than I do/can, but it looks like he didn’t get a chance to do one this week. So I did a quick Asami painting to accompany the airing of episode 107 today. Hope you guys enjoy that one! It’s a doozy.

RE: Last panel - I had the same look on my face.
-Da7e-

RE: Last panel - I had the same look on my face.

-Da7e-

I don’t know why this song works so well with Asami and Korra, but it totally does. Which is why we posted it yesterday. Rock on, fandom.

burgerbaby:

HA!