Posted on March 17, 2013 by Keval
Late last night, I opened my e-mail to find a rather long message sent from a reader by the name of Zach. In a nutshell, the e-mail contained ideas for a potential Legend of Korra/Last Airbender RPG Video Game. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, RPG stands for Role Playing Game. In RPG’s, players take the role of a single player and play out the life of that player in a fictional setting.
Zach had a very interesting idea of incorporating the aspects of an RPG style game with Avatar. We’ve seen plenty of Avatar games over the years that have pretty much set gamers on the path of playing out specific story lines. All of the games were very basic and, in my opinion, too simplistic. Personally, I love RPG styled games. Even thought I’m not much of a gamer anymore, I’d prefer to play some sort of online RPG game over a lot of other genres in gaming.
I just love interacting with people, and doing so in a gaming medium has always been sort of intriguing. This is one of the reasons why I love Zach’s idea so much. But before I get into the nitty-gritty details on how I would see it shaping up, check out the e-mail Zach sent to me so you can get a better understanding on the vision:
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Legend of Korra, RPG, Video Game | 9 Comments »
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Keval
Back to one of my all-time favorite blogging topics: the Nickelodeon network. Only this time, I’m here to defend their most recent acts of stupidity. Over the last few months, there have been several instances where Legend of Korra fans have almost expected an announcement for Book 2’s release date. In both instances, fans were severely disappointed.
The first instance was when fans expected a trailer of some sort to air during the television premiere of The Last Airbender. I don’t really feel like reiterating why exactly this was expected, but if you’re interested in that, you can read my first official “I Hate Nickelodeon” fan mail that I posted a few months ago.
After the fandom got over that, we all got our hopes up for the Nickelodeon Upfront 2013 where Nickelodeon revealed their television line up for the upcoming year. Most of us expected them to announce a Book 2 release date since a Book 1 release date had been announced at the 2012 Upfront. We were disappointed once again when no news showed up, and all of you unleashed your anger into an open thread I posted when I was too disgusted to rant.
I’ve now digested most of this ridiculousness and I think I’m starting to see things a bit more clearly. What if Nickelodeon hasn’t revealed a release date because they literally don’t know it themselves? What if we’ve been complaining about not having information that doesn’t even exist? It’s certainly a possibility, and it might even be reality.
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Book 2, Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon, Rant, release date | 32 Comments »
Posted on March 6, 2013 by Keval
I’ve been planning on doing some sort of give away on this blog for some time now, but I was never sure what to actually give away. Surly Legend of Korra action figures wouldn’t do. But what about a copy of Book 1’s DVD?
That’s when I knew I had found the perfect prize. In order to repay each and every one of you for your loyalty to this blog, I wanted to hold a giveaway in which the winner receives a free copy of Book 1 of The Legend of Korra’s DVD – completely free of charge (obviously).
Signing up is extremely simple and it should take you less than a minute:
All you need to do is follow me on Twitter @kevshah95 and @LegendofKorraWp (if you haven’t already), then tweet the link of this post to all of your followers. You can use the Twitter button at the bottom of this post to do that. If you don’t have a Twitter, make one! You don’t have to use it, just make one so you can give yourself a shot at a free copy of Book 1’s DVD.
Once you’ve done that, comment your Twitter name below so I can verify that you followed the twitter accounts. If you do not leave your twitter name below, you will not be entered.
The winner will randomly be chosen on March 29th in honor of the Matsuri Con and the DVD will be shipped to the address of his or her choice.
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Book 1, Free, Give Away, Legend of Korra | 52 Comments »
Posted on March 4, 2013 by Keval
I don’t think I ever really officially introduced myself to all of you. Hey everyone, my name is Keval and I am currently a senior in High School. I’ve been going as the alias of AdminAvatar because I wasn’t too sure how comfortable I’d be with sharing some of my personal life on this blog. In fact, I wasn’t sure if there would ever be anyone to share my personal life with in the first place.
Obviously, I was wrong because the overall response to this blog has been outstanding! We’ve all grown into such a tight nit community that I am so proud to call myself the writer of this blog.
Anyways, I recently opened up a personal Twitter account, and I’d love to have all of you following it! You can follow it @kevshah95 and I plan to be using that Twitter Account MUCH more often than I use the blog’s Twitter account.
That’s pretty much all I wanted to say in this post. It’s a but unusual to write a post like this that has nothing to do with The Legend of Korra, but since we are in the off season, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to give myself a bit of a shout out! If you’d like our awesome community to follow you too, leave your twitter name in the comments if you feel comfortable doing so.
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Follow me, Legend of Korra, Twitter | 9 Comments »
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Keval
We all knew there was something special about Avatar from the start. Forget the witty humor or the brilliantly choreographed action scenes. There was far more to The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra than that. Both series’ seemed super-charged with an ingredient that has been missing from most forms of entertainment these days.
That ingredient is simply and most commonly referred to as a message.
Ask yourself, what do you learn from entertainment these days? Money is awesome, right? Drugs can be cool? If we break up, it’s all your fault? These three ideas are the norm when it comes to delivering a “meaningful” message through certain forms of entertainment.
When it comes to today’s entertainment, music and television are more along the lines of meaning-less. So what if you enjoy listening to Taylor Swift or watching A.N.T Farm? It’s not a bad thing; the only issue is that neither do justice in conveying a plausible message. That’s the difference between a show like Avatar and a show like A.N.T Farm: Avatar conveys a meaningful message whereas A.N.T Farm does not.
The best part about it is that Mike and Bryan, Avatar’s creators, actually revolve their show around a message. Mike DiMartino recently opened up a WordPress blog of his own in which he blogs about Storytelling. His recent post, titled Story Brain, was quite intriguing and it motivated me to leave a comment asking how the message of each episode or season is formed. I asked whether the creators sat down to form a message or if the message just formed on its own due to the depth of the show.
Mike actually replied to my comment and gave a rather thoughtful response:
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Book 2, Legend of Korra, Meaning, Mike DiMartino, The Last Airbender | 58 Comments »
Posted on February 17, 2013 by Keval
Just to clarify, the image above depicts a scene from Book 1’s Color Correction Session, not Book 2’s.
When it comes to the development of Book 2, history is repeating itself. The Crew is currently hard at work on color corrections for the new season. A year ago from today the Crew was hard at work on color corrections for Book 1.
This may not seem like such a big deal, but this is most definitely a good thing. It’s a good thing for Legend of Korra fans such as us as well as the show’s creators.
History repeating itself is good for us because it means that the schedule for Book 2’s arrival should be similar to that of Book 1. It’s good for the creators because they shouldn’t have to hear fans complaining about The Legend of Korra’s absence for much longer.
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Book 1, Book 2, Legend of Korra, Mike and Bryan | 25 Comments »
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Keval
Update: It looks like Amazon might have made a mistake. Their page now states that a release date is yet to be announced, thus making the previous release date invalid. Maybe we can be optimistic and expect an earlier release date now? It’s really up in the air at this point. Big thanks to Airspeed Prime from Avatar: The Last Airbender Online for pointing this out.
We finally have one of the two release dates we’ve been anticipating for several months. Book 1 of The Legend of Korra will finally hit shelves on May 21st of this year. This information comes from Amazon, who for the longest time posted that no release date was announced, but that post has since been updated with the actual release date.
A May release month is much further down the line than I would have predicted, especially since the cast commentaries were completed a month ago, but it’s no big deal.
The fact that Mike and Bryan decided to finally relay this information to the fandom is great. Hopefully they’ll decide to relay some more information in the area of “release dates” sometime soon.
Filed under: Opinion | Tagged: Book 1, DVD, Legend of Korra, release date | 15 Comments »