The Legend of Korra is a show about balance, which means that it is also a show about tension—between tradition and progress, preservation and innovation, nature and society. The ideal it seeks is dynamic equilibrium, not a triumph of one over the other. And that requires both the narrative and the characters to juggle contradictory concepts and feelings that as they seek homeostasis.
Tenzin and Korra’s arc, pro-bending, hell, even Mako’s vacillating, “all or nothing” approach to relationships are legible according to that fundamental theme. This is a world and a set of individuals who at their best should seek balance, not transformation.
you could take me on a date anywhere and i’d be happy. like it could be the movie theater. or watching a movie at your house. fuck you could take me outside and we could look at clouds or climb trees i do not care as long as we hold hands or something at some point
Sometimes Finn and Jake display the most healthy and positive friendship I’ve ever seen and sometimes it makes me really happy that they don’t pull tropey bullshit and they have lines like this that show just how much they get each other.