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    • Marissa:

      Ahhh Bolin

    • Lori:

      Bolin! my Tumblr dash is all about Bolin. Mako is beautiful.

    • Marissa:

      So pouty. It’s interesting because people think they were both orphans and their adaptive styles are both like very useful for survival. So like Mako’s distant and not dependent on others. Bolin is cheery and his survival tactics are all about being the cute one and gaining people’s favor

    • Lori:

      Bolin reminds me of the Superboy trope, right down to the s-curl.

    • Marissa:

      Everyone on the floor is male right? So I wonder if this sport is still male privileged? I wonder if the male privilege from the Northern Water Tribe carried over? I mean, we know Fire Nation was most gender progressive…of the remaining nations (not sure of Air Nomads). But we see the gym owner is male, the athletes are mostly male, the radio announcer is male, same with the cops…aside from Lin, they were male.

    • Lori:

      I can’t remember any females at the Air Temple where Aang grew up?

    • Marissa:

      (I think Air Nomads were gender segregated but I don’t know if women were treated differently?) Korra doesn’t interact with any women her age (Katara and Pema are older and Jinora and Ikki are younger). I also wonder about Mako and the way he treats Hasook…if he’s team leader is it because he is a firebender, does Hasook react to him in part because he is a firebender?

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