Rachel, 20 year old college student and dedicated Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra fan.
I mostly talk to people and reblog craploads of things. I sometimes write fic or make gifs/graphics. I comment extensively in my tags, and I am prone to headcanon about anything and everything.
I adore worldbuilding, families, and jerkbenders. Commentary and character analyses are my true loves.
Actually, one of the main reasons I don’t want Tonraq to do all that ~overprotective father~ bs is because Hiroshi was such an asshat to Mako. He takes this boy - already an admirer of his, judging by his reaction when Asami mentioned who her father was - under his wing, tells him he can see himself in him, sponsors his team, pretends to be supportive and encouraging of his relationship with Asami, and then throws it all back in Mako’s face when his true motives are exposed, using the sort of classist insult Mako has probably heard all his life (“firebending street rat”).
Tonraq should just be the sort of guy that gives Mako enormous bear hugs and claps him on the back and is just really genuine and kind and a good listener and can be the father figure Mako hasn’t had in his life since he was a little boy and while his previous girlfriend’s dad may have been a terrible person who hated him for being poor and a bender, Korra’s dad accepts him for who he is and welcomes him with open arms because he loves Korra and Korra loves him and that’s all he needs.
I agree with the second part, but since Tonraq and Hiroshi are completely different people and have completely different views on parenting, it wouldn’t be bad for Tonraq to be overprotective of Korra. There is a difference between loving your child to the point that you’re overprotective of them (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing unless it goes too far) and deceiving your child to the point that you become a bad parent because you’ve been siding with the enemy. There’s nothing wrong with Tonraq being a little wary towards Mako simply because he doesn’t want his only child, Korra, to be heartbroken or hurt in any way. In fact, I’d be really surprised if Tonraq didn’t really show any protectiveness towards his daughter. Why wouldn’t he? That’s not a bad thing because that shows he cares about her. My point is that there shouldn’t be any comparison between Hiroshi and Tonraq because they are both completely different people and parents. I do get what you’re saying though. I would love to see Tonraq bonding with
his future son-in-lawMako.
Oh no, I totally get that distinction! My point was more that Mako’s previous experience with the father of his significant other was so hurtful and negative, I’d like his next experience to be positive and uplifting. (Also, as an orphan who has basically had to be a parent for the past ten years, I’d really like for him to be able to connect with a father figure - or a mother figure - he can actually look up to and trust, unlike Hiroshi, who completely betrayed his trust.)
As for Tonraq the overprotective father, I find that trope to be overdone and sexist. I know it comes from a place of concern and love, and Korra’s parents clearly care about her very much. But she’s also basically looked after herself for a long time, and she’s the Avatar, the most powerful person in the world. She’s a big girl, and I think Tonraq and Senna respect that, since they let her run away to Republic City with their blessing. I would find it far more refreshing, if, instead of brandishing his spear at Mako and perhaps giving a few joking threats, Tonraq trusted his daughter’s judgment and treated her boyfriend with nothing but kindness. IMO, that’s just as loving a response to one’s child and her significant other!
*We are not the organizers of the official week nor do we want to encroach on their territory. We just want to have fun!
We decided for it to be June 23rd-June 29th!
Day 1: sough (verb): to moan, to rustle, to sigh, (noun): the gentle, soothing murmur of wind or water
Day 2: corrupt (transative verb): to change from good to bad in morals, manners, or actions
Day 3: permit (transitive verb): to consent to expressly or formally, to give leave, to make possible
Day 4: sillage (noun): the scent that lingers in air, the trail left in water; the impression made in space after something or someone has been and gone
Day 5: routine (noun): a regular course of procedure
Day 6: leisure (noun): freedom provided by the cessation of activities; especially : time free from work or duties
Day 7: ardent (adjective): characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity
I BET YOU GUYS THOUGHT WE WERE KISSING. BUT I BET YOU DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S MERE STAGE MAGIC AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAI dedicate this to all the Makorra shippers. Enjoy!
More pictures to come! Meanwhile, check out our Legend of Korra cosplay videos from Fanime and beyond:
have you ever shipped something so hard that you become irrationally happy and make a sound akin to steam escaping from a kettle everytime they so much as stand next to eachother
I just want for Senna and Tonraq to really love the rest of the Krew like immediately???? Like, opening their home and giving lots of smiles/hugs/advice and positive interactions and offering food all of the time and look what a insta-family