Happy New Year, Comrades!
The advent of a new year is a good enough excuse to prepare you all for what’s to be expected in this blog.
First of all, the Avatar: the Last Airbender (and possibly The Legend of Korra) re-re-re-evaluation will commence soon in light of Korra‘s completion. I’d like to make the discussions of Avatar as dialectic as it has been for this last season of Korra, which means less of me writing an isolated, thought-out review of an episode, and more discussion among myself and the residents (?) of this blog to reach a stronger conclusion. And to keep these discussions on track, I propose an overriding hypothesis: Avatar: the Last Airbender is the single most progressive American animated children’s show released to date. Whether this is true or not is what each episode review will review one by one, along with discussions of anything else relevant to the series/episode. (I’m not sure yet what the hypothesis of The Legend of Korra will be, but I can assure you it won’t be very positive. In fact, we can discuss how it isn’t a very progressive series.)
Additionally, I will finally seriously establish a separate blog completely dedicated to animation as a whole. I’m still not certain how it will be structured, so I’ll experiment with a few approaches and see what works best. One idea was to have each month dedicated to one particularly notable animated series, inviting anyone with extensive thoughts on that particular series (and even newcomers with no history with the series) to share their thoughts. (I’m not sure what the first show would be, but something tells me it will have something to do with ponies.)
Anyway, I’m still getting the logistics straight. I’ll let you all know when it’s in order and ready to go.
Before I close, though, I have a question for you all, just some food for thought: is it possible that the fandom itself ruined The Legend of Korra?