OOOH LOOK AT THAT HISTORICAL ACCURACY THO
In which fantasy fiction with characters of color is subjected to the “historical accuracy” test and comes out on top once again…
(fyi this is the author of The Throne of the Crescent Moon, which has been featured for Fiction Week previously)
|—||Bolin’s new Nick.com bio (via tlrledbetter)|
There should be a show just called “AU”
every single episode, a group of the same characters are in a different alternate universe with no explanation as to why.
let us not forget
these are also from the same show
Community is fucking great.
kids these days are so spoiled
when i was your age we had an animated disney castle intro
and we had to walk uphill both ways to see it
Barefoot, in the snow
Running away from velociraptors
AND WE WERE THANKFUL.
im fucking crYIN G omfg
I will NEVER not reblog this. ONE OF THE BEST SNL SKITS THEY HAVE EVER DONE!!!
Recklessness and/or desperation, most likely. I think she wants Aiwei back so badly that she’s willing to risk everything to get him, for one reason or another.
There’s actually a number of reasons Su would support Korra, and very few alternative explanations to her fiercely helping the group rescue Korra and actively working against the Red Lotus (coming up with the plan, telling Bolin what to do, saving Lin from Zaheer - all that was what lead to the failure of the Red Lotus, we’re not even talking mild support for covering).
It is Su’s established character that she values freedom, her family and the safety of her city very highly - something we have no reasons to doubt her genuine interest in. Take that and I can come up with at least four (more if you allow me more creativity) overlapping or independent explanations - interpretations, really - just like that.
1. By letting Korra go alone without Lin, Su is sheltering her sister from a group of very dangerous criminals. She might have broken Lin’s trust - which she did not fully have anyway, proven by Lin’s quick suspect of her - but she’s taken away her reason for putting herself on the line of direct danger or leaving her city so soon. Being overprotective isn’t fully compatible with what we know of Su so far, but keeping in mind that she’s just made up with her sister (whom she appears sincerely enthusiastic about regain contact with) after 30 years, it’s still more in line with her character than working against her sister would be. Personally I’d actually find that an interesting motive for a morally gray character move.
2. I think it’s relevant to bring up Su saying she considered Aiwei family. Aiwei is a betrayer and he brought Zaofu and Su’s family in danger by helping the Red Lotus. I think getting back at Aiwei is definitely part of Su’s reasoning for sending Korra after him. It’s kind of interesting that Su would take Aiwei’s betrayal so harshly considering she kind of betrayed Lin herself, but again while I don’t see Su working for the criminals, I do see her as dubious enough to separate intention and outcome from the action itself; Aiwei’s lying was bringing people in danger and a fundamental betrayal, whereas Su was well-meaning and loyal in her heart. (This again can be brought back to earlier characterization, e.g. the flashback she just “drove the car”, so she wasn’t a real criminal).
3. Having Korra in the city in the first place was what brought the criminals there. We know Su prices her city’s safety and well-being highly, so her wanting Korra out of there to regain order would align with her characterization.
4. I think that Suyin’s fundamental world view is very different from Lin - I don’t think she values authority or adult supervision the same, and she knows her sister is extremely stubborn. Lin disagrees with Korra? There’s really no way she was going to let it go, especially not after what happened that night - Su could have supported Korra openly, that would have been far more honest, but it would likely have been of very little help. I think that Su might see a bit of herself in Korra, and by setting the young Avatar free of her sister’s protection and control, she did something similar to what Toph did to her. Being let out in the world on her own was ultimately what made Su a better person - saved her, really - according to herself. I think she might see it as a help, albeit a bit reckless, rather than overly dangerous. After all, she’s seen the Krew at work and possibly considers them more than capable on their own, (that might contradict #1, but it serves as a reasoning on it’s own).
Really, I’ve yet to see anyone making these theories even addressing why Su would actively and completely unnecessarily work against the Red Lotus, let alone not make a set-up much more approachable for them. It is too soon to completely rule out Suyin helping those villains, certainly a few hints have been dropped, but people are frankly jumping to conclusions based on a few vague suggestions without much critical afterthought left in the excitement or dread, it seems.