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Akira500
Who wants to know? XD
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Former student librarian; online critic.
Favorite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Favorite cartoon character: Katara and Asami Sato
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To those who don't know already, New England, mostly Massachusetts, is about to be hit by a massive snowstorm tonight. We're talking as much as three to four feet of snow, and those worst affected will be those closer to Boston while those of us in the west, like myself will not be in much better shape to dodge this thing, which is bound to last until early Wednesday morning.

Travel bans are going into effect, the airports are closing, everyone's stocking up, and nearly everybody's been told to go home and to stay home. Power outages are likely.

That being said, any of you not in the path of this thing, please hope that nobody is hurt by this storm and hope that we don't get the full brunt of it. Hope that we don't suffer huge outages either, but in the case that that does happen, please anticipate that in case I am out of contact for a long period of time this week. It's gonna be tough getting power lines up and running again with this much snow on the ground. So if I suddenly fall silent, you should expect that to be the reason why. I'll be fine, we're all stocked up and got the lamps out if we do go out. I'm just gonna hope we get lucky.

And for any of my friends who are up in this area, I hope you guys fare okay too. Snowstorms are nothing new for this area and we've rode through some really bad ones ever since the Halloween storm four years ago, but all the same I hope everyone is already safe at home and indoors.

So that's all, if any of us suddenly go silent here, you will know why. Hope that we don't get four feet, guys. Hopefully this journal will have been pointless and we do keep our power, but better stay only cautiously optimistic.
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Evanescence
  • Reading: TVTropes
  • Watching: Return of The Jedi
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Eating: Chicken and Fries
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Holy Shit :o

.......and Aww, Crud at the same time. :shakefist:

Either I should be cursing Bryke for upping the ante so much with each finale that I was too apprehensive to bring myself to watch this one weeks ago, or I should be kicking my own brass for hesitating as long as I did and hampering my own chances for a really gripping run with Book 4 later. :no: That's already turning into a personal regret of mine, even with my love-ish/hate relationship with this show. :cries:

Alright, well with that being said, I hate to admit it; but the finale to Book 3: Change of The Legend of Korra was incredible. This was a highly climactic finish to what was a much more solid season than the previous two, one that still had its flaws on top of its really unfortunate short length but on a whole still a much more ironclad and smoothrunning season, and now I've come to understand why it's come to be considered the strongest and best of Korra's four seasons among its fans.

This one really did up the ante, and the stakes were actually quite high with the Avatar Spirit, the Air Nomads, and Korra's life all at risk, a triple blow that would've all but doomed the world to the Red Lotus' insane revolution. And the scenes of her being subjected to the poison are quite chilling, and the pain looks and feels very real. And this is perhaps Korra's best show of strength and determination up to this point from what I personally have seen, wasting away under the effects of the poison but still giving herself a fighting chance through her hardened resolve to overcome the odds. And holy freaking hell, she was incredible as she continued to fight onward.

And getting into that, the fight sequences? STELLAR. Some of the best bending action since Sozin's Comet. Bolin, Mako, Asami, Korra, Tonraq, the Airbenders, the Red Lotus, and the Metalbenders? Absolutely phenomenal in battle, all of them. Which probably makes that the highlight of both episodes. Man, am I glad Studio Mir came back into the fold, because they really mastered these battle sequences down to a science.

And the ending? Surprisingly emotional and meaningful. I thought I was gonna have a much more "Oh Brother" reaction to it because like a few of my friends, I'm not so sure how I feel about Jinora's anointing to Master status, either. Or even the fact that she did shave all her hair off. But the ceremony is actually choreographed quite beautiful and the entire sequence very genuine. And yeah, you can definitely see the effects of the battle on Korra all over her face. If there was a Hell in the Avatarverse, she fell into it. And fought through to live to tell about it.

And the Northern Air Temple is destroyed now? Not going to lie, that really sucks. Tell me some future spinoff material will make mention of a possible rebuilding someday. Can't have the Air Temples without all four in place. Seriously.

But all in all, that finale was much more satisfying than I thought. Definitely a step up from anything beforehand. I was surprised at how much it ended up engaging me, even with my lingering apprehensiveness towards the series, which let's face it, is not going to go away no matter what I do. =( For me Korra is destined to remain a mixed bag. But as for this finale and this season, it's pretty well done and makes for a mostly solid ride. Yes, there are still things about Book 3 I definitely dislike, and I still think the short length of these seasons was a misguided call.

But enough 'buts', the finale to Book 3 of The Legend of Korra was an excellent ride and I can now be content in saying I FINALLY worked up the nerve and desire to watch it. Now I feel really foolish for not just doing it weeks ago while Book 4 was not quite done.

And speaking of which, now it's time for me to catch up on Book 4. Unfortunately I feel like that won't be the fulfilling experience it would've been if I had been watching it when everyone else was in the Fall. But I'm going to try to get what I can out of it. I mean if I liked the Book 3 finale this much months after it aired, I should be able to get something out of it still, right? :shrug:

But please, do not plague me with questions about the obvious twist ending of that season until I see it for myself, alright? I'm still not even sure I approve of how that came about or if it really was planned from the start or just fanservice. Let's just say that it's hard to look at any scene with Korra and Asami the same way anymore now that we know that twist ending. And the hints of it suddenly seem a little more obvious now that I've seen a few more of them from Book 3. That's all I'm going to say about that ending until I see Book 4 okay? So as a Korrasami fan, I ask that you do not be getting all crazy with the Korrasami chatter on me, okay?

Alright, that's enough out of me for now. Final consensus, I give Book 3 of The Legend of Korra a Thumbs Up. :thumbup: And the finale of Book 3 of Korra Two Thumbs Up. :winner:
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: My Darkest Days
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: The Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Eating: Pretzel Rolls
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Akira500:iconakira500:
I'll have a new one up tonight I think, another Top Ten.
Tue Jan 27, 2015, 4:50 PM
Christlover357:iconchristlover357:
I like the sound of that! :D
Tue Jan 27, 2015, 4:41 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Gonna try to get more memes and submissions up this year, gotta add some life to my page.
Tue Jan 27, 2015, 3:49 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
For the Love of God.........Major storm heading up my way guys, if I'm out of contact for any reason for an extended time, please assume that I don't have power or have been snowed in. This one sounds like it will be a nightmare.
Mon Jan 26, 2015, 9:19 AM
MyLittleSquirrelGirl:iconmylittlesquirrelgirl:
Yay you got your membership updated!
Sun Jan 25, 2015, 7:37 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Pretty much =)
Sun Jan 25, 2015, 9:46 AM
air30002:iconair30002:
I'll take it that the shoutout box is saved? :)
Sun Jan 25, 2015, 7:47 AM
air30002:iconair30002:
If I had the money, I'd get you one. Sadly, I don't :( But who knows? Maybe you'll get a last second surprise :XD:
Sat Jan 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
greencyclone95:icongreencyclone95:
The mighty premium membership has been weakened in battle :crying:.
Sat Jan 24, 2015, 7:36 AM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Urgently need a membership extension, even a short one while I find a way to afford a more long-term one.
Fri Jan 23, 2015, 8:05 PM
asalover:iconasalover:
Thiessen and Miller will help debut a new MLP season five trailer at PoNYCon in Brooklyn on February 16, 2015.
Thu Jan 22, 2015, 5:02 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Gotta find a way to keep it all in place.
Thu Jan 22, 2015, 3:29 PM
HaterAssasin96:iconhaterassasin96:
RIP Shoutbox. 2013? – January 25, 2015 :(
Thu Jan 22, 2015, 2:49 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Premium Membership nearing its end, gonna have to find a way to extend that soon.
Thu Jan 22, 2015, 12:24 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
I'm embarrassed that I ever defended it, now I want nothing more to do with it.
Tue Jan 20, 2015, 9:43 AM
haein45:iconhaein45:
DOWN with Mike/Mal and the Mike-Zoey and Vito-Anne Maria relationships.
Tue Jan 20, 2015, 9:12 AM
greencyclone95:icongreencyclone95:
The Zoke Fanbase has fallen to its knees :no:
Tue Jan 20, 2015, 8:59 AM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Doing a lot of housecleaning this month, including with all my faves and stuff. Unsurprisingly, so far almost anything I've faved that has to do with Zoke in the past, I've eliminated. Not gonna miss those.
Mon Jan 19, 2015, 11:46 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Rise, by the great Origa: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqhDFY…
Sun Jan 18, 2015, 7:09 PM
Akira500:iconakira500:
Rest in Peace, Ol'ga Vital'evna Yakovleva, aka Origa. =( Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us over the years with Final Fantasy, Ghost in the Shell, and so many other works. You and your empowering voice will be GREATLY missed. :cries:
Sun Jan 18, 2015, 7:08 PM
Nobody

In spite of its current hiatus, when do you think Total Drama jumped the shark? (Pick a season, then name a moment(s) or trend(s) that you felt marked a step in the wrong direction) 

30%
13 deviants said All-Stars (TDAS)
19%
8 deviants said Nah, it nuked the fridge. XD
16%
7 deviants said Action (TDA)
16%
7 deviants said World Tour (TDWT) (Don't be upset, it's a mild base breaker)
12%
5 deviants said Revenge of the Island (ROTI)
5%
2 deviants said It Never Jumped the Shark
2%
1 deviant said Pahkitew Island (TDPI) (It's just fair to add all the following seasons)

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air30002 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Do you have any projects coming up for dA soon?
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Two Top 10s are in progress for submission and of course I gotta get my new TD controversy meme redo finished and my remaining My Ways.

Oh yeah, and perhaps a few character memes from both TD and Avatar in the weeks ahead if I so choose.

Any meme ideas you still want to suggest, do so in my shoutbox, I want to be more active with the submissions this year. =)
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air30002 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Sounds good! I think it is for the best that you are more active with submissions. Once I think of more ideas, I'll let you know!
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do, leave them there anytime, I could use the inspiration =)
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Harmony-Borealis Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
How are things going for you?
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well enough, how about you?
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Harmony-Borealis Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Fine, my dad came home today after a month for his back therapy. :D
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he doing okay? 
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cjstod942 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member
It's good to know that MrEnter is back on Youtube. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us. :) (Smile) 
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! ;) :thumbsup:
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