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So in less than twenty four hours, new Legend of Korra episodes will be on the actual TV for what may be the last time in forever.  Unlike a fair bit of this fandom, I don't think even a massive raise in ratings for these last two episodes will change Nickelodeon's mind about moving to an all digital release.  I think that the Nick execs made up their mind that Korra couldn't succeed, and so provided it with none of the tools necessary to make it succeed, and I also think that at this point, they would be able to talk themselves out of recognizing even massive success.  So I am not going to plead with my followers to watch, but I for one would kind of like this franchise's TV run to end with a bang rather than a whimper.

Also, I'm jealous, because I'm stuck at home finishing up the summer semester, instead of at Comic Con with all the cool kids.

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dungeonwriter
Jul. 26th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sadly, Comic Con is a sensory nightmare. I am pretty okay at big events if I self-care, but I shivered on the plane ride home, locked myself in the attic when I got home and was sick for three days. It's a nightmare and a pound of trauma. Neurotypical friends have said to me that they felt overwhelmed. Major noise, lights, crowds, it's very badly designed.

And yes, I still resent not going.

And Korra wasn't so great the last two seasons, but Nick basically treated it like a burden. Yes, it wasn't fitting into their grand scheme, yes, it wasn't random humor and it was hard to place, but they could have done better. They hated this show. They hated this show so much and now, they pretty much killed it.

I doubt there will be a third Avatar. The Network wants it done.
attackfish
Jul. 26th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know if I went, I would be miserable, medically, neurologically, and psychologically, and it's only a matter of whether I would have a melt down or whether I would have a seizure first. Doesn't mean I'm not sitting here going "why does everybody else get to do all the fun things?"

I've actually been really enjoying season three. Season 1, and (oh G-d) season 2 on the other hand...

Yeah, Nick did not do well by Airbender, but they deliberately killed Korra. They had an action show with a nonwhite girl protagonist, and they decided it wasn't going to do well, and they weren't going to spend any ad time on it, so it didn't do well, and they all get to sit back feeling smug because well, they know the viewers so well. It doesn't take much to be a master of prediction woth self fulfilling prophesies.
dungeonwriter
Jul. 26th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
At NY Comic Con, I realized it just was too much for me, and it really broke my heart because I love it, but it's so poorly designed for any special needs. After one visually impaired person was left to plead for help after being jostled in a crowd, I just realized it's not made for me. My friend Ari Ne'eman is doing a study on it, to make them more accessible.

I'm glad it improved. I quit after Season II.

Seriously, I don't get people who sabotage a decent product. I mean, don't they like making money? I like money. Although I'm not sure which network would have taken it, Nick could have built up a more mature cartoon Friday block. A nice (and good dub) of a great Japanese cartoon would have paired nicely, as would any of the amazing comics that aren't DC or Marvel that would kill for a chance.

They went back to Spongebob.
attackfish
Jul. 26th, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
I used to go to Anime Expo back when I was a kid (I even cosplayed!) but even that was enough to way overstimulate me, and I could only go because my parents were willing to take me, and then bundle me in the car after I ran out of steam. Cons tend to be very disability unfriendly in general, and the bigger the con, the less friendly it is, both because of logistics, and also if feels like they've made the choice that we're not worth the cost of accommodating.

I was going to quit after season two, but I'm too much of a completionist, and I still write fanfic in the Avatar fandom, so want to know all the canon. And I'm glad I didn't because season three is actually really good! I'm flabbergasted! I was really expecting to suffer through it.

Friday nights would have been a bad time slot for that block (there's a reason it's known as the Friday night death slot) and not just because I keep missing it to go to temple. Most people in one of the demographics most interested in Korra are out on a Friday evening. But making a "prime time" block with sophisticated cartoons that appealed to high schoolers and young adults, that included serialized cartoons like Korra, a good dub of a good currant anime, and maybe another high quality serialized American cartoon would have probably worked. But it would have meant acknowledging that their viewing demographics for that block could be different from their viewing demographics for their daytime cartoons.
dungeonwriter
Jul. 26th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
Sigh, why don't they hire us? We could likely split an exec's salary, and still make more money for them.

attackfish
Jul. 26th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Mysteries of the universe.
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