According to NickandMore, Nickelodeon has pulled the last 5 scheduled new airings of “Legend of Korra” for Book 3. Episode 8 will air this Friday the 25th at 8pm, but then there are no further scheduled new airings. No word yet on when the episodes will air.
… Uh it’s not cultural appropriation because it’s not acting like it’s a caricature or demeaning any of the chinese lore that its influenced by. Just because a show has cultural influences doesn’t mean that it’s appropriating that culture.
The creators of ATLA/LOK put lots of time into researching the cultures that they used as inspiration for the show. All the Chinese characters in the show are actually real words that pertain to the subject (and they’re translated well). Also all of the architecture from the show can be traced back to particular time periods in Chinese history. You can see the endless evidence of this on this amazing blog: atla-annotated. It’s run by a chinese historian who not only translates what’s in the show but shows the cultural and historical relevance of many parts of the show.
Also, I think you need a better understanding of what cultural appropriation is. It’s only truly appropriation if it implies a negative view towards the minority, and if it takes on another meaning than what it originally held. And ATLA/LOK do neither of those things.
Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It describes acculturation or assimilation, but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture.
These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, can take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or less nuanced than, those they originally held.
And added to all of this, many of the people that work on ATLA are asian, and one of the creators, Bryan Konietzko, is part Japanese. (although the show is mostly chinese based, I still think its relevant).
Have a transparent Bolin admiring your blog.
I keep fantasizing about Toph’s return.
I keep fantasizing about Toph
I keep fantasizing about Toph.
Bolin is the sweetest and cutest thing on Earth. nuff said.
astral projection can really come in handy can’t it