Book 2 of The Legend of Korra just doesn’t have the same ring to it anymore. Just 9 months ago, if someone had mentioned Book 2, I would have broken down in excitement. If someone mentioned Book 2 now, all I could think about is how it’s been tainted. How Nickelodeon has practically neglected it. How we just can’t seem to scrape out a simple trailer. And most importantly, how the offline fandom doesn’t even know Book 2 exists.
The excitement I once had for Book 2 is beginning to diminish, and I’d be surprised if there’s anyone in the fandom who’s as excited for Book 2 now as they were 9 months ago. It’s not really a bad thing; it’s something that should be expected. It’s just how society works.
People move on to the next best thing at a rapid pace. I remember watching The Hunger Games a little while back and immediately being so anxious for the second part. A few weeks later, I forgot about The Hunger Games and I wasn’t nearly as excited for the sequel as I was directly after I watched the movie. I’d still watch the Hunger Games sequel; I’m not saying I don’t care for it anymore. But the excitement I once had for the series is no longer there because it’s been so long since I saw the first film.
It’s human nature.
So in short, no, I’m not that excited for Book 2 anymore. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to see it. It just means that I’ve been detached from the Avatar World for so long that I’ve almost forgot how great it was. So if you’re feeling the same way, don’t fret. You’re not growing out of Avatar or anything. I don’t think that’s possible.
I’d be extremely surprised if there was anyone in the fandom who is as excited for Book 2 now as they were when Book 1 ended. It’s just not realistic to expect someone to still be as excited for Book 2 after sitting stale for 9 months. The fandom needs to be rejuvenated. We need to be refueled with that excitement we once had. And I know just the trick to do that: a trailer.
We’ve been sitting here stale for 9 months now and the only news we’ve received has been leaks from Twitter and Tumblr. Nothing official. It’s almost depressing, actually.
But there’s always something to look forward too, right? You can’t live life without expectations or something to look forward to. You’d go mad. It looks like the next thing we have to look forward to is Matsuri Con, which will be this Friday. Janet Varney will reportedly be hosting a Legend of Korra Panel at the convention. I’m going to be super optimistic right now and say that I fully expect to receive a trailer.
Because if we don’t get a trailer, I’ll probably go crazy. This fandom needs to be rejuvenated. The excitement is just not there anymore. The only way for Nickelodeon to refuel that excitement is by releasing a trailer. Besides, the fact that Mike and Bryan are working on Color-Correction right now proves that the Book is almost complete. Releasing a trailer for a Book that’s nearly completed shouldn’t be much of an issue. We’ve already witnessed a handful of questionable moves from Nickelodeon; hopefully we won’t have to add Matsuri Con to that fat stack of disappointment.
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