I’m gonna take away the most important thing in your life.
You be happy about it right away.
Go for it.
Seriously, if someone cut off my hands, or something happened that I could no longer draw, or sew, or something. I would be DEVASTATED. It’s something that I LOVE more than anything, if that was taken from me… I would be miserable… how dare I find my self worth in something that I love to do. Something I love being.
If my hobbies were taken away from me, it would make me miserable to know I could never have it back. Sure, I would hopefully find some self worth later, but when your LIFE is revolved around something, and it’s taken away from you? Yeah, you are gonna be pretty damn miserable for awhile.
Art, Cosplay, Storytelling, that’s who I am.
Bending. That’s who Korra is.
Let her have her moment. Her life COMPLETELY flipped upside down. She’s the Avatar, she has bending to restore peace and balance to the world. Without it… she feels like she’s failed as an Avatar.
I would think this through better if it weren’t my birthday and I wasn’t going out to celebrate. But I needed to write something.
Cause god. Put yourself in that position.
It’s actually more than that for Korra, if you can believe it.
Korra isn’t a normal, healthy person who just lost a hobby she loves more than anything else. She’s someone who — due to a childhood being raised as the Avatar first and foremost — has internalized the belief that her value as a person is conditional on her abilities.
So, at the end, she isn’t just devastated and inconsolable and unwilling to let others in because she hasn’t had time to come to terms with her loss. She legitimately believes that being the Avatar is the foundation of every relationship that she has, and that without her powers, she’s somewhere between unlovable and unworthy of the love of others.
And that, I would think, is an incredibly dark sort of position that’s nearly impossible to imagine yourself in. Having never once felt loved for who you are rather than what you do? That’s quite possibly worse than the destruction of something you feel defines you.
the obvious solution is to have avatar kyoshi beat her with fans
(Source: itscourtoon, via forever-makorra)
(Source: themaidenofthetree, via korraxmako)
Trying to finish this set~ Earthbending!
8x12” prints are available here.
12x18” posters are available here.