Yoo Jae-myung, animation director of The Legend of Korra, discusses Nickelodeons initial hesitancy to accept Mike and Bryans proposal of the show… and Korra.
“The sequel focuses on the incarnation of the new Avatar, Korra, as she tries to save a city called the Republic City.”
“So, Korra is a young girl , not a boy. Heroes and protagonists are usually men.”
“That actually became a problem.
Nickelodeon was reluctant to produce this animated series at first because the protagonist was a girl.
I guess you could say that Americans are more conservative than Koreans.
The production was suspended just because the protagonist was a girl.
To compare this situation to a movie production, it’s as if the lead actor has already been cast, but the production agency decides to stop the filming because they don’t approve of the actor.”
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You know what?
I’m blaming this. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we don’t get the episodes. This is why we don’t get commercials or proper advertising or merchandise. This is still prevalent, they’re still bitter about this, and their utter incompetence and ineptitude when it comes to marketing and promotion could not have POSSIBLY been the genuine reasons for this show’s troubles in the ratings, so it must have been because she’s a girl, so you see “we were right”. That’s all.
This viewpoint will continue until I have a better explanation from the studios. I don’t care if the episodes are on their website when I post this message and jump over to the site, my stance will remain the same. I want an explanation. If you’re not going to give me the product I want to invest in, I want an explanation as to why I can’t have it.
12:07 am • 24 July 2014 • 9,733 notes
This actually makes sense
your move america
this show actually deep as hell
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6:50 pm • 23 July 2014 • 213,715 notes
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing
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6:50 pm • 23 July 2014 • 24,935 notes
you know what a sensible multi million dollar television corporation would do now? MOVE KORRA BACK TO SATURDAY MORNINGS AND SEE IF THE RATINGS IMPROVE
6:46 pm • 23 July 2014 • 321 notes
Nike iss commemorating the 45th anniversary of the first lunar walk with these *out of this world* Air Max Lunar 90s (had to). BUZZ ALDRIN, GET ON THIS, HYPEBEAST.
Available July 20 for $145USD here.
5:00 pm • 23 July 2014 • 637 notes
“Kiss her. Slowly, take your time, there’s no place you’d rather be. Kiss her but not like you’re waiting for something else, like your hands beneath her shirt or her skirt or tangled up in her bra straps. Nothing like that. Kiss her like you’ve forgotten any other mouth that your mouth has ever touched. Kiss her with a curious childish delight. Laugh into her mouth, inhale her sighs. Kiss her until she moans. Kiss her with her face in your hands. Or your hands in her hair. Or pulling her closer at the waist. Kiss her like you want to take her dancing. Like you want to spin her into an open arena and watch her look at you like you’re the brightest thing she’s ever seen. Kiss her like she’s the brightest thing you’ve ever seen. Take your time. Kiss her like the first and only piece of chocolate you’re ever going to taste. Kiss her until she forgets how to count. Kiss her stupid. Kiss her silent. Come away, ask her what 2+2 is and listen to her say your name in answer.”
— Azra.T “this is how you keep her” (via 5000letters)
4:00 pm • 23 July 2014 • 120,450 notes
“Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.”
fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest
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3:00 pm • 23 July 2014 • 154,281 notes
PLEASE CREDIT THE ARTIST; THE MERTAILOR!! HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME ON THESE TAILS AND THEY ARE HOW HE SUPPORTS HIMSELF AND HIS BOYFRIEND!! CREDIT ARTISTS! ALL OF THESE TAILS ARE HANDMADE BY HIM!!
His website is :https://www.themertailor.com/
His Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mertailor
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2:00 pm • 23 July 2014 • 218,225 notes
Ledbury Short Run Shirts
Ledbury is going to town with these print shirts. These are beautifully done and super tasteful. I especially like the two on the right. The navy is covered in white fish and the white is covered in navy birds. The two on the left are great casual shirts. Well done Ledbury. Keep it up.
I want a stylish boyf :/
1:00 pm • 23 July 2014 • 158 notes
this is some song of ice and fire shit right here
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12:47 am • 23 July 2014 • 24,294 notes
i dont trust people who dont let their dogs or cats on the furniture u are mean u are cold hearted
or they don’t want their shit destroyed
If they value material possessions over living animal friends then they suck
Is it possible to keep cats off furniture?
I’d never own a dog but if I did it definitely wouldn’t be allowed on my couch or chairs. Bed is a different story.
Shit, I wouldn’t let a goat into my house. I’d make it its own lil goat house.
Idk if it’s possible I wouldn’t try and keep them off the couch.
cats on all the things tbh
12:15 am • 23 July 2014 • 140,112 notes
people get so caught up on one small thing they don’t like, like their nose or something
things like salt and baking powder go into a cake and those things are gross alone but the cake is pretty damn delicious
this is the best fucking thing I’ve ever read
4:00 pm • 22 July 2014 • 348,442 notes