This is a really interesting interview with Yoo Jae-myung, who’s an animation director for both A:tLA and LoK. There’s quite a bit of new behind-the-scenes information from both series, and he gets to tell his personal story about getting involved in animation, too.
The most relevant thing for Korra fans now, I think, is that he pretty much confirmed that the Studio Pierrot rumors were true at one point (because Studio Mir wanted to take a breather by working on The Boondocks instead), but Book 2 ended up being animated by Studio Mir anyway because that particular partnership didn’t work out.
Also interesting (if terribly depressing) is that Nickelodeon actually suspended production of Korra when Book 1 was being planned because they didn’t like Korra being a female protagonist… but after seeing the first episode completed, they went all in for four books. They apparently see LoK as their premiere show, which is really awesome. =D (Now just make us some proper merchandise, Nick!)
There’s certainly a lot more in the video, though, so I’d definitely suggest watching it. (Though I will warn that they use finale clips in the background that… really shouldn’t be used as background for an interview? I mean, I don’t want to see the boat scene when I’m watching an interview =( )
Also interesting (if terribly depressing) is that Nickelodeon actually suspended production of Korra when Book 1 was being planned because they didn’t like Korra being a female protagonist…
wow, fuck you nick
but aside from that, this sounds really cool! *goes to watch*
Ugh I started painting something awesome and didn’t save and then I shut my laptop and we don’t have AC so it got hot and shut itself down to protect the CPU now I have to try and paint it again boo. :c
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So I was watching Star Trek and Spock just started sobbing math problems
i fucking can’t
Bitch slap a la Sony.
oh holy shit sizzle
i really hope this is an official ad and not a photoshop because fuck xbox one
do the pretty girl rock
Morphological Typology (illustrations from SpecGram)
Descriptions adapted from The Lingua File:Analytic languages: also known as isolating languages because they’re composed of isolated, or free, morphemes. Free morphemes can be words on their own, such as cat or happy. Languages that are purely analytic in structure don’t use any prefixes or suffixes, ever. However, it’s rare to find a language that is purely analytic or synthetic since most languages have characteristics of both. Morphological typology is like a spectrum in which languages fit in somewhere from analytic to polysynthetic (a subtype of synthetic languages we’ll get to in a moment).Types of synthetic language (i.e. languages that have prefixes/suffixes):Fusional Languages: Similar to agglutinating languages, except that the morpheme boundaries are much more difficult to discern. Affixes are often fused with the stems, and can have multiple meanings. A prime example of a fusional language is Spanish, especially when it comes to verbs. In the wordhablo ”I speak”, the -o morpheme tells us that we’re dealing with a subject that is singular, first person, and in the present tense. It’s difficult to find a morpheme that means “speak”, however, since habl- is not a morpheme. Fusional languages can be tricky!Polysynthetic Languages: These languages are undoubtedly some of the most difficult to learn. They often have verbs that can express the entirety of a typical sentence in English, which they do by incorporating nouns into verbs forms. For example, the Sora language of India has one word that means “I will catch a tiger”. Many Native American languages are polysynthetic.
This FASCINATES me.
» a nocturnal nerd: forever-makorra: heartsyhawk: Re: merchandise—Nick does the Avatar...
Re: merchandise—Nick does the Avatar toys from Mattel. I wrote Mattel wondering whether we’d ever see any of the main female characters (I specifically asked about Katara, Toph, and Azula because even though there were two separate Zukos (technically three…
So I’m not sure how coherent this is going to end up being as I’m getting sleepy and I just took some lortab. But we’ll give it a go.
This ^ doesn’t remotely surprise me. I’ve vented frustration at the Nickelodeon marketing department before—in passing, but really I have bones to pick with the “marketing industry” in general. I’ll put the overall criticism on how all marketing helps facilitate societal attitudes and doesn’t just reflect zeitgeist of a time for another day. The main bone I wanna pick is family marketing, especially for TV.
AAAND actually I’ve been sitting here writing this thing it’s taken on a life of its own, so if you’re interested: read my meta-rant here.
Shut Up and Make Some Money
This post has taken on a life of its own. I don’t have stats or citations, just lots of opinions, so here we go!
Something I’ve been irritated with,
and have tried not to dwell on too much here because I like to try to keep my blog an optimistic zone, is how marketing for Korra has been virtually non-existent while TMNT is pretty much everywhere. The first time I ran into this irritation was at Comic Con, when the booth had Korra displayed WAY less prominently. In a way I understood it, because TMNT is an established, well-loved IP—just a reboot, while Korra is technically a new show. But I’ve always had a sour taste from it, betting inside that it had more to do with Nick/Viacom not being willing to “gamble” that way on a show front-lined by a young woman.
That frustration and suspicion has continued as they haven’t bothered since then to do anything for the show outside of press circles.
Did they bother with the show in the Thanksgiving Day parade? Nope.
There are other ‘excuses’ I’m sure they could toss around. These will be mostly speculation but I’d like to peg them all the same, and talk a bit about why they’re bs. BUT! Before I even hit that, I want to vent about general marketing fails first.
Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl.
Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.
Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”
Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.
He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.
Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was…
She never grew wisdom teeth, did she?
She didn’t, actually hahaha!
WE ARE SO CLOSE
Except the cited source is a fansite source via someone who knows someone. And while those kind of sources aren’t necessarily ALWAYS dead ends—I do believe the show is legitimately coming soon—I wouldn’t rely on this article to expand on what we’ve already known, personally. Too much grapevine, for me.
I have no talent for editing pictures or for writing fiction. I’m such a lousy chuckster…
I don’t believe you’re anything less than THE perfect Chuckster.
Hey, I’m not even in the fandom and I can assure that there’s no such thing. Of a “lousy” fan based on fan creations (or rather lack thereof). Not a perfect fan. I’m trying to be reassuring.
Anyway ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
i mean don’t freak out if it’s not what we hope but… *fingers crossed*
eta: We’re thinking they are likely referring to not this weekend but next weekend - given that The Track Team said we’d get news in June and next Saturday is June 1st.
Hmmmmmm. Interesting how they phrase it “Avatar” instead of “Korra.” Curiouser and curiouser. I wonder if my hopes for a boxset of music aren’t completely unfounded. But would that be a big surprise to build up to like that…?