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faitherinhicks:

masterarrowhead:

voting for an AU where Korra came to Republic City when she’s about 13 or 14 and she meets Asami first and they become awesome friends bonding over probending and they meet Bolin and Mako when they’re runnin’ numbers and making bets for the Triple Threats and ahhh
just think of how cute they would be uvu

Oh man! *_*

faitherinhicks:

masterarrowhead:

voting for an AU where Korra came to Republic City when she’s about 13 or 14 and she meets Asami first and they become awesome friends bonding over probending and they meet Bolin and Mako when they’re runnin’ numbers and making bets for the Triple Threats and ahhh

just think of how cute they would be uvu

Oh man! *_*

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cbheck:

frantheanne:

thekorrarealist:

Civil Wars

Y’know at first I was wondering why she didn’t just bend to defeat them. Firebending would’ve taken them out much faster. But instead, she took all these evasive maneuvers and instead of incapacitating them via injury, she wrapped them in canvas (?) and tied them up with rope, all without dealing them serious injury. Why? Because they’re her tribemates. Chances are, she’s known these people since she was small, and the fact that they think she’s betraying them when she’s just trying to help them is tearing her up inside. 

As the director of this episode, I can confirm that this assessment is correct. This is what we were going for.

this was a great moment and beautifully choreographed

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markdoesstuff:

swan2swan:

sherbeeee:

welp it’s 2013 and the deed is done

fellow korrasamis rejoice

you’re welcome

THE FANDOM IS NO LONGER A FAILURE.

YOU PASS, FANDOM.

I AM NOW EXCITED FOR BOOK TWO.

it’s so perfect

beautiful my life needed this

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Heroes, villians and zombie-slayers.

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I just finished putting up all the new art I accrewed and with an actually decent cellphone I’m gonna give you guys a tour through my posters!

I got all these at Animazement over the course of two years. shrine of ladies.

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hitting you with random cosplay

Yomilko Readman, Korra and Asami, Adventure Time cast, Taiga , Anthy, Sakura, Shego…

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hanjizoe:

libraryseraph:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

akihika:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

look my experience with guys in fma fandom perfectly illustrated to me

Ugh… seriously. I think this is really unfair and terrible how you are humiliating us and diffamating us.:( In a hand, it’s kinda cool because the social gender roles are reverted, you are the one in power here, and we are the ones which are humiliated with accusations we try to protest against, but which are dismissed with authority argument. In another hand, well, I’m not sure this helps in the debate and being called to sexism and misogynist why it’s something one fight against in every day life, is really painful.
I never called you unapropriate names such as “kitten”, that would be lame and awfully condescending. We have never stated we were feminist, which we are not per se, only women can actually be feminists. “Men” however can be influenced by feminism and debate about it, I guess ?
As I already said, our thoughts are largely influenced by materialist feminism and that’s it. Not saying it’s better than other feminism, just saying that yeah, it does promote certain subversive values which we don’t find Winry embodies.
 I think you’re the one who doesn’t give a shit about what we think,because I asked you countless times where we wrote misogynist things and you just keep on saying so without specifically referring to something we wrote.

I’m going to say one last time:
What is subversive is valuing Winry’s accomplishments as much as accomplishments like fighting and busting heads
what’s subversive is that the narrative values Winry’s accomplishments when such accomplishments are typically seen as “lesser” due to stereotypes tied to misogyny and gender categories.
What’s subversive is that Winry is allowed to be an active strong character without having to imitate the masculine ideal of strength, to be strong in the way she chooses to be
What’s subversive is that this is a narrative written by a woman in which ALL SORTS of female accomplishments are celebrated, not just one kind.
THAT is subversive. Saying women can only be a certain kind of character isn’t. A man saying Winry is a disappointing character because she didn’t fight (and you include “active” in this, but how was Winry not active just because she chooses to heal, to create, to give life rather than harm? How do you define active outside of fighting? You’ve never clarified this) isn’t. 
Again, you are a man trying to value your form of feminism (or whatever you choose to call it) over mine- I’ve had this experience a lot in FMA fandom. You never called me kitten and I’m glad you know that’s wrong (though that’s a term that’s rarely used these days), yeah, I wasn’t trying to imply you did, but I’m expressing how it made me feel in broad terms.
Painful things help you learn. If you’re fighting it, you shouldn’t promote it.

So these guys
Say that the best female characters are ones who perform masculinity and are virtually indistiguishable from men
Demean a female character based on her traditionally feminine skills (never mind that these skills are presented as real and valuable in canon: the problem with female characters doing things like healing, etc. is that usually this is portrayed as the only way to be a woman and seen as less important than male skills: pitfalls FMA doesn’t fall into but these guys do)
say it’s rude to call them sexist


while i agree with all this, i do have a problem with referring to female characters as “virtually indistinguishable from men” because they’re not men—they’re women. taking on traditionally masculine roles doesn’t make them any less womanly, or any less subversive.
it’s important to emphasize different kinds of female strength, but tumblr has a habit of disparaging “masculine” women—korra and brienne of tarth, for example—in favor of “feminine” women, like asami sato and cersei lannister.
what’s important is that a female characters is developed and taken seriously by the narrative, not how she chooses to express her strength. which is exactly what this discussion is about! but while degrading femininity is obviously problematic and gross, i see a lot of feminists (who i like and respect) put traditionally feminine women on a pedestal while ignoring the unique struggles of being a masculine woman in a society that does expect women to conform to a specific brand of femininity.
(now, i’m not saying anyone’s doing that. it was just a passing remark, but goddammit i have a soapbox and i am going to use it.)
basically calling female characters “a man with boobs” or w/e is really really detrimental, because a woman who acts in a masculine manner  is not the same as a man, and she is not afforded the same privileges. as important and subversive as it is to show traditionally feminine traits and powerful and heroic, it is equally important to demonstrate that women can take on masculine roles.
(this kind of dialogue is probably only possible in sj fandom circles, since rarely do you see feminine women like winry celebrated in other corners of the internet.)
(including parts of tumblr.)
(although my conservative grandmother would probably approve of winry and dislike olivier. so. you know. different issues in different demographics).

I agree with you, I think the “man with boobs” biz is fucking stupid not to mention transphobic. Some women just don’t enjoy doing traditionally feminine things! Whatevs~. These associations of traits with femininity and masculinity is socially constructed anyway. As long as the narrative itself doesn’t denigrate traditional femininity as lesser than their asskicking characters, it’s fine. And my point was that FMA explicitly doesn’t do that, so dismissing Winry because somehow her strengths aren’t ~active~ enough because they are more traditionally feminine is bullshit.
I think the reason Korra is side-eyed over Asami is because she is shown to think Asami is lesser because she’s “girly” until she finds out she can race cars and fight. I would be fine with this bc I used to be like Korra too, if Korra was shown realizing this was wrong later. But it’s never addressed in the narrative, Korra just decided to accept Asami because she can fight and that’s that. And considering the series was originally supposed to be 12 eps, the message that comes across is “girls are only worth something if they can fight”.

hanjizoe:

libraryseraph:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

akihika:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

look my experience with guys in fma fandom perfectly illustrated to me

Ugh… seriously. I think this is really unfair and terrible how you are humiliating us and diffamating us.:( In a hand, it’s kinda cool because the social gender roles are reverted, you are the one in power here, and we are the ones which are humiliated with accusations we try to protest against, but which are dismissed with authority argument. In another hand, well, I’m not sure this helps in the debate and being called to sexism and misogynist why it’s something one fight against in every day life, is really painful.

I never called you unapropriate names such as “kitten”, that would be lame and awfully condescending. We have never stated we were feminist, which we are not per se, only women can actually be feminists. “Men” however can be influenced by feminism and debate about it, I guess ?

As I already said, our thoughts are largely influenced by materialist feminism and that’s it. Not saying it’s better than other feminism, just saying that yeah, it does promote certain subversive values which we don’t find Winry embodies.

 I think you’re the one who doesn’t give a shit about what we think,because I asked you countless times where we wrote misogynist things and you just keep on saying so without specifically referring to something we wrote.

I’m going to say one last time:

What is subversive is valuing Winry’s accomplishments as much as accomplishments like fighting and busting heads

what’s subversive is that the narrative values Winry’s accomplishments when such accomplishments are typically seen as “lesser” due to stereotypes tied to misogyny and gender categories.

What’s subversive is that Winry is allowed to be an active strong character without having to imitate the masculine ideal of strength, to be strong in the way she chooses to be

What’s subversive is that this is a narrative written by a woman in which ALL SORTS of female accomplishments are celebrated, not just one kind.

THAT is subversive. Saying women can only be a certain kind of character isn’t. A man saying Winry is a disappointing character because she didn’t fight (and you include “active” in this, but how was Winry not active just because she chooses to heal, to create, to give life rather than harm? How do you define active outside of fighting? You’ve never clarified this) isn’t. 

Again, you are a man trying to value your form of feminism (or whatever you choose to call it) over mine- I’ve had this experience a lot in FMA fandom. You never called me kitten and I’m glad you know that’s wrong (though that’s a term that’s rarely used these days), yeah, I wasn’t trying to imply you did, but I’m expressing how it made me feel in broad terms.

Painful things help you learn. If you’re fighting it, you shouldn’t promote it.

So these guys

Say that the best female characters are ones who perform masculinity and are virtually indistiguishable from men

Demean a female character based on her traditionally feminine skills (never mind that these skills are presented as real and valuable in canon: the problem with female characters doing things like healing, etc. is that usually this is portrayed as the only way to be a woman and seen as less important than male skills: pitfalls FMA doesn’t fall into but these guys do)

say it’s rude to call them sexist

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while i agree with all this, i do have a problem with referring to female characters as “virtually indistinguishable from men” because they’re not men—they’re women. taking on traditionally masculine roles doesn’t make them any less womanly, or any less subversive.

it’s important to emphasize different kinds of female strength, but tumblr has a habit of disparaging “masculine” women—korra and brienne of tarth, for example—in favor of “feminine” women, like asami sato and cersei lannister.

what’s important is that a female characters is developed and taken seriously by the narrative, not how she chooses to express her strength. which is exactly what this discussion is about! but while degrading femininity is obviously problematic and gross, i see a lot of feminists (who i like and respect) put traditionally feminine women on a pedestal while ignoring the unique struggles of being a masculine woman in a society that does expect women to conform to a specific brand of femininity.

(now, i’m not saying anyone’s doing that. it was just a passing remark, but goddammit i have a soapbox and i am going to use it.)

basically calling female characters “a man with boobs” or w/e is really really detrimental, because a woman who acts in a masculine manner  is not the same as a man, and she is not afforded the same privileges. as important and subversive as it is to show traditionally feminine traits and powerful and heroic, it is equally important to demonstrate that women can take on masculine roles.

(this kind of dialogue is probably only possible in sj fandom circles, since rarely do you see feminine women like winry celebrated in other corners of the internet.)

(including parts of tumblr.)

(although my conservative grandmother would probably approve of winry and dislike olivier. so. you know. different issues in different demographics).

I agree with you, I think the “man with boobs” biz is fucking stupid not to mention transphobic. Some women just don’t enjoy doing traditionally feminine things! Whatevs~. These associations of traits with femininity and masculinity is socially constructed anyway. As long as the narrative itself doesn’t denigrate traditional femininity as lesser than their asskicking characters, it’s fine. And my point was that FMA explicitly doesn’t do that, so dismissing Winry because somehow her strengths aren’t ~active~ enough because they are more traditionally feminine is bullshit.

I think the reason Korra is side-eyed over Asami is because she is shown to think Asami is lesser because she’s “girly” until she finds out she can race cars and fight. I would be fine with this bc I used to be like Korra too, if Korra was shown realizing this was wrong later. But it’s never addressed in the narrative, Korra just decided to accept Asami because she can fight and that’s that. And considering the series was originally supposed to be 12 eps, the message that comes across is “girls are only worth something if they can fight”.

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cosplayingwhileblack:

Play Nice by *JouninK
Characters: Asami & Korra
Series: Legend of Korra

cosplayingwhileblack:

Play Nice by *JouninK

Characters: Asami & Korra

Series: Legend of Korra

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milodrums:

Korrasami Set 2!

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orocoro:

minuiko:

viivus:

The though of Korra and Tahno being douches to each other really amuses me for some reason.

yes good

actually 

orocoro:

minuiko:

viivus:

The though of Korra and Tahno being douches to each other really amuses me for some reason.

yes good

actually 

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