Because fans should be critical, too

Announcement: Final Delay on “The Southern Raiders” Review

O, patient readers, I apologize so sincerely for the many, many delays on this review, especially this close to the end. But I can assure you that this Saturday July 28th, my review of “The Southern Raiders” will finally be posted. I say this with certainty because I’ve finally gotten a decent first draft done, so the next few days will be spent revising and prepping it for posting. This is the last delay that will be held on this review. I promise.

– Marshall Turner

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5 responses

  1. Dan

    I’m not sure if you noticed this in TSR, but Aang approaches Katara’s problem from the wrong angle. He should be asking her to forgive herself first before trying to forgive Yon Rha, since she’s mostly driven by guilt. She feels responsible for her mother’s death.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    • I actually didn’t! You’ve just provided a bit more of a perspective on the meaning of this episode. Thanks, Dan!

      July 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      • Dan

        No problem. I read the AV Club’s reviews of this series and Korra, and this was one of the things the reviewer noted.

        July 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  2. a-variable

    I found your site recently and I like what I am reading; your observations are astute and meaningful, particularly for what lies between the lines.

    The purpose of storytelling is to teach people about the world, or about the human condition. When a story aims to teach readers (or viewers) about the human condition, it does so by communicating with each person on a unique basis. Every reader will come out of a story differently. The story of Avatar: The Last Airbender is ultimately about the human condition. The war, the Fire Lord, balance and harmony, the mythology, it is all secondary. Avatar (the show, not the greater mythology) is about people; about the things that motivate people, define them, delude them, the things that make people love and hate each other. The depth of Avatar comes from the relationships that people have with each other, with themselves even, and all the complexity and uncertainty that results.

    Sometimes people need help putting together their thoughts on a story, a character, an entire work. You have provided intelligent and understandable criticisms of the Legend of Korra, as well as for the original series. Your reviews are good reads and I hope you provide more analysis of the two shows.

    Keep up the good work.

    July 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    • Thank you so very much for your kind and encouraging words! I will continue to do my best!

      July 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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