We haven’t really gotten much of anything Legend of Korra related for some time now. Sure, we received some hints about potential news in the future, but how many times has that type of news actually panned out in our favor? I’m still remaining optimistic, but my expectations are set very low. If your expectations are currently bursting through the ceiling, my suggestion would be to bring it down several hundred notches just so you don’t blow your top if the news turns out to be an announcement for a Bolin & Mako duel costume pack.
Not that I wouldn’t love to go trick-or-treating this year as Mako for Halloween, but it’s fairly obvious that the only thing this fandom cares about is Book 2 news. Sure, an announcement for The Last Airbender’s soundtrack would be phenomenal, but let me remind you that the soundtrack has been available for download for some time now.
Piracy is inevitable; I’ve had this download link in my arsenal for some time now, and I always thought it would be unethical to just release it to the entire fandom. But I was doing some thinking today and I realized that I had already released all of Book 1 on this blog for free; releasing a soundtrack that’s about 5 years old wouldn’t hurt, right?
That being said, I give you the download to the unofficial, pirated, and illegally obtained version of the Avatar: The Last Airbender soundtrack.
I understand that doing illegal things can be fun stuff, but supporting this television show is more important than you think. The reason why The Legend of Korra was picked up in the first place is because Avatar: The Last Airbender was so unbelievably successful in all areas. Avatar proved to be a gold mine for Nickelodeon; so naturally, they wanted to run with it a little longer. Fortunately for us, we have Mike and Bryan working on The Legend of Korra – not some idiotic movie studio that’s only goal is to make sixteen parts to a movie and watch the dolla’ bills roll.
Like honestly, Kung Fu Panda SIX? How to Train a Dragon THREE? It’s a bit sickening to see what these studios do to genuinely good movies. But like I said before, as long as the interest is there and the dolla’ bills keep rolling, there’s nothing stopping these studios from making Pirates of the Caribbean 12. Forget the fact that the series has turned into the very definition of garbage – it makes money and that’s all the matters in today’s world.
We should just feel fortunate that Mike and Bryan are working on The Legend of Korra because one thing we can guarantee is that the series will not be milked. It will be of good quality, which is a huge reason why Book 2 is taking so long to come out. But some people just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the “good-quality” concept of Book 2.
Every day, I go on The Last Airbender Subreddit just to see the b*tch fest that is the Reddit Community, and there’s always someone who goes on some apocalyptic rant about why he or she is so pissed off that Book 2 hasn’t come out yet.
Mike and Bryan should honestly just release an unfinished episode just to show the fandom why they can’t release Book 2 yet. I can already imagine the opening scene from the episode:
The camera pans onto a tent and everything is shaking violently. All of a sudden, Bolin and Eska poke their heads out of the tent in a suspicious manner. Your first reaction is Oh damn, Bolin pulled a Suki and had a quickie with Eska!
Actually, Tenzin’s Bison landed and it caused the ground the shake. Too bad the sound effects weren’t implemented yet so you couldn’t tell the difference between a quickie and the landing of a Bison. Tisk, Tisk!
I think you understand the general idea – Mike and Bryan can’t just release Book 2 tomorrow because the entire fandom wants it. They have to finish it, and then they have to market it. Marketing will start promptly after the Book is finished, and the Book won’t be released until all phases of it are completed. So please, enough with the hate on Mike and Bryan. There’s literally nothing they can do because animation takes time. It’s not like they’re filming some stupid reality television show – creating a show like The Legend of Korra is a rigorous process that takes time.
Speaking of reality television, the stupidity behind most of it is entertaining as hell. Shows like the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are fun to watch for the sole reason of their stupidity. Yes, I’m a guy and yes I do check out those two shows occasionally, but not for the reason you may think. I could care less who the guy or girl picks – that kind of stuff is irrelevant to me. I do, however, enjoy all the drama that is so obviously cooked up by the producers. The one thing that should be taken from most (not all) reality television is that it’s not quality entertainment.
The Bachelor and the Bachelorette are watched by many people who simply find it amusing to make fun of the show. Then there are the viewers who actually get suckered in by the producers to believe every single thing that happens on the show. Half of it is fake, guys. Remember what I said about the dolla’ bills rolling in? Television producers have to make it rain too.
The Legend of Korra is the type of quality show that is not watched to be made fun of. It’s watched because it’s a genuinely good show. It’s not like some stupid reality TV show that takes a few months to film, edit and advertise. The Legend of Korra is the very definition of quality, and that’s why everyone needs to stop complaining about the wait for Book 2.
Waiting sucks, but what will complaining accomplish? Nothing. The only thing Legend of Korra fans should be complaining about is the fact that they’ve been left in the dark for so long. Nickelodeon certainly showed some major douchery in that department, but I’m fairly sure that they’ll pull the fandom back into the light during Comic-Con.