I am overwhelmingly pleased with tomorrow night’s episode, the story of Korra and Jinora’s venture into the Spirit World, “Chapter Ten: A New Spiritual Age,” exquisitely written by Tim Hedrick, skillfully directed by Ian Graham, and mind-bogglingly animated by Studio Mir. Lots of superlatives to throw around to everyone involved.
I did this illustration to celebrate my warm fuzzies for the episode, featuring calligraphy by S.L. Lee, PhD. Same time as previously-not-always, Friday at 8:00pm/7c.
Wan opening all seven chakras during his journey (in-depth explanation)
The Wan episodes made me love Legend of Korra even more, and I didn’t think that was possible. From Pandora to Eve, it has always been women who released evil into the world, and traditionally when representing yin and yang, the darkness was feminine and the light was masculine. It is so refreshing to see this turned the other way, having Wan be the one tricked into releasing darkness into the world, and having the spirit of light and goodness be female (or, at least, have a female voice). Just one more reason why ATLA and LOK are among the best shows I’ve ever seen :)
At first I thought that it was a little disappointing that the female spirit was the one who needed help from a male Avatar, but then I learned the traditional gender assignations of yin and yang, and, well. This ^ ^