Every greek demigod legend:
Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair
- another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice
- the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
- you can see where this is going
tbh the statue thing is really bittersweet for me
on the one hand, Korra’s got a statue erected in her honor in a park named after her
on the other hand, the Korra depicted in that statue is not the same Korra we’re going to be seeing in book 4.
Not to mention that there is something already eerie about a memorial to a living person. It really freezes that person in time, enshrining them in this very specific way in the public memory.
I wrote in a fic that Tenzin’s speech in the finale wouldn’t have been all that different if Korra had been actually dead. Like, it’s beautiful that they think of her in such exalted terms, but a pedestal is a lonely place. Especially if you are chained to it.
So my cousin was in a gay pride parade and everything in her outfit and makeup was rainbow but she was wearing red contacts and while marching, a protester behind her yelled “You’re going straight to hell” and she turns around to face him with her fuCKING blood red eyes and she says “well duh, I got a kingdom to run” and the protester nearly fucking passed out that is her legacy I want to be like her
one time i was eating some chips and salsa with my mom and it was really spicy so i went “i feel like a dragon” because my mouth was fucking on fire and my mom just casually says “you only want to be a dragon so you can have that hiccup boy ride you”
it took her a few moments to realize her mistake
She knows you well