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Legend of Korra: PANIC!!!! Episode 4 Is Uploaded!!!!

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    real talk

    Amon is a Char
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    agreed

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    I didn't know you were into anime, anti

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    Yeah, it's not like they live in a totalitarian dictatorship, there's just a bit of class inequality. It's a huge problem and all, but as far as we know the government isn't executing people that don't agree with it, which is unlikely considering who founded the city and presumably it's laws in the first place.

    I think people kind of miss that while Amon DOES have a legitimate point, his methods are fucking insane. You can have a point and still be so totally off base in how you make that point as to invalidate yourself as someone who can talk about it.

    Indeed. As you point out, class inequality is a huge problem for those on the bottom. Amon is just stoking those fires.

    I honestly think widespread teaching of the chi-blocker techniques would be a good way to give the non-bender populace some sense of control. But drama is about conflict and all.

    Yeah, I can imagine it wouldn't be nearly so feared if it was taught was a general defense against benders, and not tied into any sort of terrorist group.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    I didn't know you were into anime, anti

    if andrew wk has a song about you you can't be all bad

  • -Tal-Tal I'm Socrates But my skin more chocolateyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    there are no bender and non-bender "classes"

    there are good old poor and rich classes, which are apparently equally populated by both benders and non benders

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  • masterofmetroidmasterofmetroid Have you ever looked at a world and seen it as a kind of challenge?Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Yeah, but throwing in the whole "your body is a weapon of total distruction" thing into the mix makes it easier to find someone to blame. This isn't a solution to the problem, it's someone taking advantage of it, unconsciously or not. Amon is fighting a guerilla war to try to fix a social problem. It doesn't matter how good you are at fighting, that is not how you make people treat each other with more respect.

    Which funnily enough ties back into the problems Korra has as a person, so this show has good writing.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    there are no bender and non-bender "classes"

    there are good old poor and rich classes, which are apparently equally populated by both benders and non benders

    Pretty sure this isn't the case

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    -Tal wrote: »
    there are no bender and non-bender "classes"

    there are good old poor and rich classes, which are apparently equally populated by both benders and non benders

    Apparently nothing. Like I was saying earlier in the thread, neither TLA nor Korra has established what the population ratio of benders to non-benders is, or if any of them are predisposed to privilege or anything else. We can make assumptions based on evidence in scenes from TLA, but this evidence is fundamentally flawed because TLA was not written with any of that in mind. Korra is, but we only have Amon's word for how equal or unequal things are, which is obviously not trustworthy. So until we get an episode showing up one way or the other, all this speculation is more or less baseless.

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  • AvrahamAvraham white men holding kittens dot tumblr dot comRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    there are no bender and non-bender "classes"

    there are good old poor and rich classes, which are apparently equally populated by both benders and non benders

    Mako being famous but poor is not the sort of nuance that you'll hear from Amon. He's a politician more or less. He's building his audience on resentment and fear.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    for real though, in x-men? you should absolutely have to register if you're a mutant

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    like I wouldn't do it because they kill you with big robots but in a non-insane world

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    a non-insane world where people still have mutant powers

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    for real though, in x-men? you should absolutely have to register if you're a mutant

    for real

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    for real though, in x-men? you should absolutely have to register if you're a mutant

    god, i feel sorry for the people with an extra thumb or transluscent skin or warty bumps all over their head

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Couldn't it just be like a new box on the census form

    "do you have super powers Y/N if Y then describe them"

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    for real though, in x-men? you should absolutely have to register if you're a mutant

    god, i feel sorry for the people with an extra thumb or transluscent skin or warty bumps all over their head

    I don't mean like register and go to a camp

    but if you can shoot lasers out of your eyes or your body is a living nuclear reactor then that's information that the government should have access to in case you're, say, knocked unconscious in a car crash, so that when they're performing triage on you they don't blow up a hospital

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    that's what it'd turn into, though

    because people with the x-gene get random things

    so even if you're stuck with something like fingers that are a foot long you'd have to register and they'd likely be rounded up just because of the potential of their offspring

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2012
    I dunno, that almost seems justifiable considering the potential danger


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  • -Tal-Tal I'm Socrates But my skin more chocolateyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    my policy is

    if you ever call yourself "homo-superior" then you get shot on sight

    if you call yourself a human with superpowers then yeah that should probably be in your records, but you still get full rights

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    oh yeah

    and then there was that kid in Ultimate who just killed all living matter, like vaporized it, within a 100 foot radius

    woke up to an empty house, went to school, saw his girlfriend and friends melt in front of him

    as she clutched at his shirt, eyeballs turning to gas, she croaked IT'S YOOOOOOOOOOOU

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    oh yeah

    and then there was that kid in Ultimate who just killed all living matter, like vaporized it, within a 100 foot radius

    woke up to an empty house, went to school, saw his girlfriend and friends melt in front of him

    as she clutched at his shirt, eyeballs turning to gas, she croaked IT'S YOOOOOOOOOOOU

    christ, that fucking issue

    and then the ending

  • -Tal-Tal I'm Socrates But my skin more chocolateyRegistered User regular
    gotta say the whole "mutants as a metaphor for racism" thing is getting a bit old

    because there's a big difference between having differently colored skin and the shit Skull Man described above

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    oh yeah

    and then there was that kid in Ultimate who just killed all living matter, like vaporized it, within a 100 foot radius

    woke up to an empty house, went to school, saw his girlfriend and friends melt in front of him

    as she clutched at his shirt, eyeballs turning to gas, she croaked IT'S YOOOOOOOOOOOU

    That was a super good issue too. The end of it, dang.

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    how did the ending go

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    how did the ending go
    Spoiler:

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    "Just...

    do it."

    so the whole thing was a Nike ad.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    ultimate x-men was so goddamn good

    fucking kirkman

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I wanna read that issue.

    I need to get into the digital comics format so I can read older stuff on the cheap.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    ultimate x-men was so goddamn good

    fucking kirkman

    i actually stopped with the last vaughan trade so i never read his bullshit

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    how did the ending go

    Spoiler:

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    almost at the season 1 finale

    this episode has been a series of great moments

    all in a row

    Me too!

    Hopefully the gf and I can get the last few episodes watched tonight.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    ultimate x-men was the first actual comic I ever read regularly

    so I wasn't really familiar with the concept of authors changing

    they did change but hey it stayed great so who cared! Millar was great, Bendis was great, Vaughan was great

    then all of a sudden all the characters started acting fucking insane and horrible and I didn't understand

    I didn't know

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    I have conflicting feelings about a plot like that death kid thing

    On the one hand, interesting and feasible in context

    On the other hand, soooo contrived

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    I remember reading Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, the first Ultimate Galactus trade

    i actually read more x-men than spider-man just because of the amount of trades the library had (12 vs 7, the latter being up to venom and then Superstars for some reason.)

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    I don't even remember where I stopped reading Ultimate X-men. The quality was in general top notch, but there were some arcs that I thought kind of ridiculous. The arc with Xavier's kid comes pretty quickly to mind. It had some excellent moments but they just went too over the top with it. Also Magneto was a little bit too evil. But that opinion largely stems from my preference of sympathetic villains, he was quite effective as a character and storyline focus.

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Quoth wrote: »
    I have conflicting feelings about a plot like that death kid thing

    On the one hand, interesting and feasible in context

    On the other hand, soooo contrived

    it wasn't really contrived in context and the execution was solid

  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Quoth wrote: »
    I have conflicting feelings about a plot like that death kid thing

    On the one hand, interesting and feasible in context

    On the other hand, soooo contrived

    The idea is pretty contrived yeah but the actual execution was spot on.

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Pffff

    pun definitely intended

    (I didn't even notice till you pointed it out)

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