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Elizabelo_II

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Granted I've yet to finish the original Avatar series, but I still wish to bring up the ending to the sequel and my explanation for why I won't be watching Korra period.

Basically from what I gather after everything is gone back to normal the King of the Earth nation says he's thinking of abolishing the monarchy altogether and replacing the country with several states because he thinks it would be a great idea if they had elected leaders.

This all without considering the actual wishes of the population whom he so desperately wants to bring democracy.

Now I've actually watched this scene, and even if I didn't see the series it's based around, I bring it up as it's a sign of a certain American-ish view of Monarchy. Even some of my US friends will speak about "democracy" and "monarchy" as completely seperate institutions, despite Great Britain not being known for it's public executions of political leaders and it's wide scale ethnic cleansing. You know, like some of the worst places on the planet right now, which are all republics. It's just really aggravating where you'll be asked why you want to live in a country "with a single unit of power" or something along those lines.

It's pretty sad that this view has to be surgically implanted into a fantasy series taking place in a completely seperate universe with a completely different mindset.
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Ditto. From what I've seen of the show, the Earth Queen is some nutcase who's been kidnapping airbenders, and later, after she is KILLED, the resistance talks about bringing the place back "to the people". Bushwa!

I have never been particularly fond of these shows, in all honesty. Give me something of cinematic brilliance, like the very best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. (And how about releasing all of Tex Avery's MGM cartoons on Blu-ray?)
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Ditto. From what I've seen of the show, the Earth Queen is some nutcase who's been kidnapping airbenders, and later, after she is KILLED, the resistance talks about bringing the place back "to the people". Bushwa!

I have never been particularly fond of these shows, in all honesty. Give me something of cinematic brilliance, like the very best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. (And how about releasing all of Tex Avery's MGM cartoons on Blu-ray?)


I kinda preffer narrative driven stories with continuity, simply because there used to be so few of them. The original Avatar seems good, in part because they aren't cramming down any sort of political opinion down your throat.
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