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Archive for May, 2014

Trying to Find My Whereabouts

From a concerned and encouraging fan

Lately, I’ve had a nasty habit of not always appreciating the followers I have so much as I should. This was one of the most touching things I’ve ever had sent to me, and yet it’s taken me this long to show some sort of gratitude. I apologize and am deeply grateful for all of your support. With that, it’s only far to let you know what I’ve been doing for these past few months (aside from finishing another semester and getting myself together).

Actually, let’s start with what I haven’t been doing. I haven’t been working too hard on the finally Korranalysis videos because, frankly, my interest in The Legend of Korra as a whole has faded considerably. I can’t remember the last time I probed Mr. Konietzko’s tumblr for dirt to use against him and his and Mr. DiMartino’s wrongheaded methods of storytelling. I can’t even remember the  last time I felt strongly about Korra one way or another (especially after Book Two managed to evoke within me the same depressing, suicidal emptiness typically reserved for smooth jazz). As a result, this video review became an intellectual exercise more than an impassioned pursuit.

Luckily, however, a friend of mine just finished Book One of Korra after I lent it to him (I also lent him the entire of Avatar: the Last Airbender, which he enjoyed immensely). He hated Book One. Our intense discussion of what he despised about the flimsy plot, the nonexistent character development, the love triangle, the deus ex machina, etc. (which largely matched my own thoughts) reminded me of not only why this show was bad, but why it matters that it was bad. Some bad works of art don’t matter at all and subsequently fade in our memories. Korra, on the other hand, was primed to be this revolutionary follow-up to a great kids’ show and failed miserably (artistically, of course; commercially, the show is still going strong as far as I know, which is another problem). In other words, the Korranalysis is not dead until it’s over.

Other than that, I’ve been trying to get other video reviews off the ground, specifically one for the first season of Teen Titans (the script of which is essentially finished) and one for Frozen, a movie I didn’t like nearly as much as it’s mind-boggling success would make you believe I should have, but which fascinates me nonetheless.

Outside of video reviews in general, I’ve just been trying to jump start my career in numerous areas: I’m still learning to animate and putting together a demo reel for the year’s end; I’ve got the entire summer to write the script for my final film project in school;  my musical project Ricci Musique is coming together nicely, having uploaded a first official single; and on top of that musical ambition, I’ve recently been invited to join a band.

So my life has become incalculably busy, but I haven’t forgotten about this blog or the Korranalysis. In fact, with the onslaught of creative things I have going on, I’m more motivated to finish what I’ve started than before. Fret no further, my friends! I am back and eager to work, especially when those following me are so understanding and supportive. Thank you again!