Screencap Meme: Toph in The Runaway + faceless.
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Snowy; ENTP; they/them
I should come with a warning label.
Headcanon - At times Sokka would go to the place Momo was burried and leave a few fruits, especially peaches, the same thing Momo had brough him the day they met. Just because that was the beggining of their friendship and earned him his name (since Momo means peach).
I loved how Sokka and momo became close throughout the series. It’s adorable.
pow right in the feels..!
My opinions about Makorra aside there is absolutely no comparing what Katara and Aang had been through by that point with Korra and Mako’s interactions. Katara had been travelling with Aang for well over half a year and had gone through countless battles with him. Aang was the person to offer Katara an opportunity to pursue Waterbending, and Katara was the person that had already saved Aang countless times. Fuck, Katara watched Aang die, and it was partially Zuko’s fault. Katara also proved that she was willing on some level to kill over other family members (her mother). Mako had known Korra for a matter of months, if that, and together they had not gone through a fraction of what Katara and Aang did. Maybe at a later point in the series and depending on their specific interactions, it would be believable, but at this point where we’re all of nine episodes into the first book, comparing the two seems disingenuous.
ok, even besides the death threat - by ep. 3 of atla katara was already more concerned for aang than sokka was for him. some relationships are going to be emphasized further within narratives because they are meant to be romantic or heightened in importance, it happens.
Those are still two completely different things. If you said that Katara was more worried about Aang than she was worried about Sokka it would be consistant with the argument, but no. I literally at no point said Mako wasn’t allowed to be worried, I said that his concerned seemed over the top given his previous characterization.
How does the fact that he is more worried about a girl that he’s known for a matter of months than he was about his brother getting captured not strike as being inconsistent with his character, especially since Mako was billed as being this cool-under-fire kind of guy? Clearly the answer is that he was written that way during the episode to emphasize how much he cared for Korra but that doesn’t make it any less jarring. Prior to that he gave only the most ephemeral of hints that he cared for Korra on a deeper level. Shit, two episodes prior he was willing to completely cut Korra out of his life.
that’s the point, mako, someone who is normally cool and collected, flips out when tarrlok tries to arrest asami or when korra becomes kidnapped, it is set up that way precisely to make a statement about how much he cares for them. again, he is used to bolin getting into trouble, and even then he did search for him all night. he did not scream or throw loud, angry tantrums throughout ep. 9, he was making plans almost entirely through. and he was not willing to “cut korra out of his life” out of malice, he was willing to disassociate with someone who was accusing his girlfriend’s father of being part of a terrorist organization, and once he realized she was right, he was the first to suggest they go down to find her. and ep. 6, he had both worried for her and taken a hit for her, this behavior was not new.
Do you really think that his behavior in 1.09 is comparable to his behavior when Bolin was captured or when Asami was arrested? Just because he didn’t spend the entire time screaming and crying does not mean his reaction wasn’t over the top compared to his reaction to Bolin being captured or Asami being arrested. Again, he was almost completely collected during the former and only said one thing in an angry tone to Tarrlok in the latter. In 1.09, he spoke over people, snapped at people, threatened someone’s life, and shoved people aside out of worry and panic over Korra. For Mako, that seems to count as losing his cool.
Mako can be worried about Korra. That’s fine. But when he has shown considerably less interest in Korra than he has in Asami up until this point and when he was completely willing to cut Korra out of his life because of Hiroshi not two episodes before, it’s going to look like his entire reaction was just a plot device to emphasize to the unconvinced viewer how much he actually cares about Korra.
This literally has absolutely nothing to do with how much I like Mako. When 1.09 aired, I defended his actions on the basis that in theory he might have reacted similarly if Asami or Bolin were captured this late in the game, but with the writing of the rest of the series and a few marathon rewatches under my belt, no, I rescind, it was irritating at best and inconsistant with his overall characterization at worst.
i vividly remember a post from you floating around tumblr with the scene of mako finding korra with commentary on how he was being an asshole, and no, considering that there are AUs of asami searching for korra with the same intensity he did, or him searching for asami, and no one is concerned over whether this behavior would be ‘out of nowhere’, i’m not convinced this is an objective or rational deduction.
This is the post that I was referring to, I have absolutely no idea if it’s the same one you’re thinking of. Probably isn’t since it doesn’t mention Mako actually finding Korra, but I don’t know which post you would be referring to specifically and I don’t see it in my Mako tag so I either deleted it or for whatever reason didn’t tag it properly. Either way, I stand by stating that Mako was acting like a jackass, but I’m not specifically referring to Mako finding Korra and since you seem to doubt me saying that I defended Mako on any level, well, there you have it. At the time of the episode I thought his actions were in character.
Are we really going to compare fanon AUs to the actual canon? I’m not going to waste my time ripping apart AUs unless they contain problematic elements. Talking about fan reinterpretations is a COMPLETELY different conversation than talking about Mako’s actions in canon. Fan reinterpretations can and frequently do have incorrect characterization, but I would expect the series canon to be consistant. So no, it doesn’t have anything to do with my shipping preferences or my feelings about Mako or literally anything else but the fact that after seeing the series again it seems like a jarring and unprecedented characterization shift on his part.
Zuko: After all those snowballs to your forehead, you still look out for her.
Sokka: I throw wittcisms at her. She throws snowballs at me. The relationship works.
Zuko: Seems to me you’re getting the short end of that deal.
Sokka: Katara is my sister. When it comes to her, I don’t mind getting the short end of the deal.