Guess what?!?! I hit another landmark!! A couple of months ago, I hit 1,000,000 + views and today, I hit a landmark post!! This is the 1000th article published on hairscapades.com!! Wooh-hooh!! That’s a lot of content … y’all don’t need me to write anymore, right ;)?! LOL!! And, I figured, what better post to debut my newest head accessory for New York Comic Con 2012 ;)?!?! If you’ve been around since this time last year, you know about NYCC 2011 and my hair accessories of choice for that Con. But, if you missed the recap, feel free to check it out here. Although I don’t “cospay” (noun. Literally, “costume play.” The art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.), I do like to join in the fun with my own fashion choices. Typically, it just involves a fave character tee-shirt, but I’ve gotten a little more creative in the last couple of years with the help of the internet!
I saw the above pic (left) on the Tumblr page of Bryan Konietzko, one of Avatar: TLA creators. I immediately knew that I HAD to have it! So, I “commissioned” a friend/co-worker to knit it for me!! She was tickled pink at my silliness and immediately accepted the challenge, despite the fact that she hadn’t knitted in a few years and had never made a hat! But, I think she did a GREAT job! And, no hair worries! I’m wearing a Dri Sweat Fit Cap under it to protect my tresses from the moisture-robbing fabric (see, I brought this back around to hair ;)!
Anywho, can’t wait to debut my hat at the Con next weekend to see what kind of reaction it gets! That’s one of the very few places in the world with people who will appreciate it rather than look at me like o_O! LOL ;)!!
Alright, that’s it! I just couldn’t wait to debut my little secret anymore!! I’ve been keeping this under wraps for over a month now! But, with the Con less than a week away and this being my 1000th post, thought it was a great time to share!!
“You’ve been given another chance Korra. Get it right this time.”
So, just learned yesterday that Korra isn’t just getting one more season, it’s been picked up for THREE additional seasons! Let’s hope that the series will be redeemed with more time and episodes. I hope Bryan and Michael bring back the team-writing approach and develop a more complex storyline and multi-dimnesional characters in order to tell a story that is a worthy successor to ATLA.
The Legend of Korrahas been picked up for an additional 26 episodes, which will be split into Books 3 & 4! Mike and I had been hoping to announce this big news to the crowd at the Korra SDCC panel tomorrow morning, but the network put out a press release yesterday. And as we suspected, people are pretty confused, understandably so. Hopefully people are also excited.
I’m sure I’ll be trying to clear this up in posts for a long time to come, but I’ll lay it all out right now:
–Book 1 = 12 episodes
–Book 2 = 14 episodes
–Book 3 = 13 episodes
–Book 4 = 13 episodes
–TOTAL = 52 episodes
Yeah, yeah … I’ll be tuning in to season 2. Michael and Bryan deserve at least that for the world that they gave me with ATLA … changed my cartoon life forever. We’ll talk about season 3 once the second one is over though.
This one goes out to all my ATLA homies!! LOL! In case you didn’t know, we’ve been having a serious discussion in the comments thread over on Korra: The Legend So Far …. So, it hit me that I never shared some of my prize ATLA possessions, which I purchased several years ago at Nick Universe here! It’s the BoomerAang Gang!!!! (Minus one :(. For some reason they never made a Toph, who is the most AWESOMETASTIC of all!! *boooo hissssss*). Anywho, Appa is so soft and cuddly and he’s almost as big as me ;)! For this last reason, he is generally relegated to the second bedroom with the rest of the gang, except Momo. But I brought the gang all together to get this shot.
To all of my Avatar fans, want to see the 2 part premier of Avatar: The Legend of Korra three weeks before it airs on TV?!?!? Then check it out on KorraNation.com here!!! I don’t know how long we’ll be able to watch this, so I say, watch it today or you may have to wait until April 14th!!
Now, if only Wei would wake up so that I can watch it too!! He has 10 minutes to finish his nap or I’m watching it alone!! I know, it’s wrong … but, what can I say? It’s AVATAR!!! I’VE BEEN WAITING 4 YEARS FOR THIS!!!
UPDATED TO ADD: Without giving too much away, just wanted to tell you all that I watched the first two episodes and my initial thoughts are that it has a different feel and flow than the original. The characters feel undeveloped as of yet and I think that was definitely a strength of the original series. ATLA seemed to have an innate ability to quickly develop characters that you loved within one episode. I mean, c’mon, remember the Cabbage Man?!?! LOL! Also, the music in some places feels more forced and “out front” than the original. However, I’m hoping that the show with “settle” in a few episodes and that it’ll feel more natural once we get to know the characters a little better. That being said, my butt will be firmly glued to my seat for this one. I don’t expect it to surpass or even match ATLA, but I do expect a great story. And, I can’t wait to see the flashbacks that I know are coming that will reveal some of the missing puzzle pieces of ATLA … such as, how did Zuko reunite with his mother? Why did Uncle go into the Spirit world? Will Koh reappear and keep his promise to Aang, “We’ll meet again?” I have my suspicions and theories, but won’t ruin it for you;).
Oh my gosh … oh my gosh … OH MY GOSH!! BOOKMARKED!! If you love all things Avatar (with the exception of that travesty of a film) like me, you’ll want to check out all the great stuff Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Avatar, is sharing on his new Tumblr page!!
sketch by Joaquim Dos Santos
Oh, and in case you didn’t see this, here is a commercial airing on Nickelodeon that includes snippets of Legend of Korra! 2012 baby!!!
(p.s. And I learned that Lauren Montgomery is on the animation team too! She directed the awesome Wonder Woman straight to DVD DC release! I won a copy at NYCC 3 years ago AND a poster signed by her, Bruce Timm and writer, Michael Jelenic:)!)
Most of you know about my love of Avatar: The Last Airbender. For those of you who don’t, I’m OBSESSED! In my opinion, it is the absolute best series on TV EVER … not cartoon … SERIES!! It’s just brilliant! Now, here’s the first peek at the opening for the new Avatar series, The Legend of Korra. I’m going to lose it!! I will be riveted to my TV when this finally premiers sometime next year, hopefully. If you loved this series as much as I, you better watch this fast as I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets pulled very quickly. Given that the words are backwards, it’s pretty obvious that it’s not an official release!