It really is very good music. I keep getting distracted, though, because the main theme (and its inclusion in scene-specific musics) reminds me very much of the music from... I think it was the trailer of the third Professor Layton game. Though the time-skip into the future lends that a certain appropriateness.
Saw the first episode of Korra on some Brazilian site my friend linked me to. It's really great.
So this is pretty awesome.
Cross-posting with the Paranatural thread.
Ahh, Meelo. I remember that when someone showed me a picture of him, I thought he was pulling some sort of prank on me.
I still describe him as "the derpy-looking one" on occasion.
Your name is ILIKEOCTOPUS, but you are usually called OCTI for short. Your hobbies include PLAYING THE VIOLIN, READING, and GETTING DISTRACTED, though you sometimes try not to do that last one. Your chumhandle is cascadeViolinist and you tend to use contractions only when you are very excited and trail off in the middle and end of sentences... but you often attempt to avoid that.
Fight scenes *droooools*
So that's how the Equalists are going to stand a chance against benders!
By using a fighting style specifically designed to combat and/or neutralize benders!
...You know, I really shouldn't be surprised by this revaluation at all.
I think it's been known for quite a while that the Equalists are going to be using chi-blocking martial arts, but it's really cool to see it in action.
It takes on a whole different tone than when Ty Lee was doing it, don't you think? It seems way more dangerous now, because these opponents probably don't care if they kill or severely injure you.
Of course there is a difference in tone! You are going to use an entirely different level of force when you're worried about hurting a target; that is, if you don't have to worry about keeping them in one piece, you don't have to hold back at all and can go at 100%.
And seeing how vicious those two were basically proves that the Equalists are a threat to anyone who doubted that before.
This is going to be a fun show.
I still think technology is the most dangerous weapon the Anti-Benders have. I don't care how good of a metal bender you are, good luck stopping a bullet.
I'd really like to know what style of martial arts was used for their choreography, it looks pretty cool! Very different from any of the other styles we've seen used in the show.
The one fighting with Korra was a woman, too, I'm pretty sure. You can see the outline of breasts against their clothing a few times. It's a subtle detail but I really like that they did that for some reason. I guess because this sort of faceless bad-guy footsoldier is practically always male (or if there are females they get different costuming to show off that fact)? It's nice to see some gender equality among the grunts.
Or a flying spin-kick, with an explosion framing a perfectly executed landing.
Edit: Screw Korra, let's just have a spin-off series about Lin Beifong.
Lin will take a bite out of a sheet of metal, than spit bullets.
Lin's going to become the Chuck Norris of the Avatar fandom at this rate.
I for one welcome her probable and inevitable evolution into a 'memetic badass'.
It's not like she didn't establish badass cred with her 'tough-as-nails-police-chief' persona already, right?