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Saturday Morning Cartoons (2 June 2012)

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:52 AM



Young Justice episode "Bloodlines"

Young Justice: Invasion. Alternatively Young Justice: Yes, With the Actual Characters From the Comic Book This Time. Will Arrowette be replacing Artemis soon?

Okay, first off: Impulse is hilarious. :lmao: As was Beast Boy in his brief appearance. This episode was overall funny, despite the rather dark revelations. If I understand this right, Bart came back because Barry was supposed to die, which apparently was going to cause an apocalyptic-type event (how? Why is Barry so important?) But even though he saved him, the future is still looking dark. I'm getting Dollhouse flashbacks.

In the side plot, we find out that Roy and Cheshire are the worst parents ever and that Lian is a budding psychopath. =D And they found the real Roy. My guess is he'll be evil!Arsenal. Heck, maybe the Light wanted him rescued.

I think next episode is supposed to be the last one for a while...here's hoping it will be good. :-)

The Legend of Korra episode "When Extremes Meet"

So I get it now. Korra is eventually gonna end up with Mako, and then Asami can hook up with Meelo! OTP!

So we finally get some real signs of benders oppressing the non-benders, giving more nuance to the Equalist conflict. But then, my brother pointed out that this falls sort of flat, since the oppression only came after non-benders started to complain about being oppressed, so it still comes off as if the Equalists lack any valid point.

Also, Tarrlok has turned from sleazy to evil, which is sort of a sudden shift. Still, it presents a bit of a mystery about how he got his Bloodbending prowess. Also, were those weird flashes near the end Tarrlok attack the old Gaang?

Parts of this episode confused me. What exactly happened with those non-benders who were arrested? I guess they were protesting the curfew...but what was the deal with the power being out? Do the non-benders live in a separate part of the city or something? Is there some sort of non-bender ghetto that proves the society is already oppressive? But how could they live separately from benders, when benders and non-benders can be in the same family? And how can you instigate a curfew just for non-benders anyway? You can't tell who they are from sight. Are the police just going to stop people on the street and demand they bend something? :confused:

So yeah. This episode had some funny parts (when the rest of the "Krew" showed up on the island), some badass parts (the Krew fighting bad guys, Korra and Tarrlok's battle) but also some flaws. I enjoyed it, but it sort of falls apart if you think about it too much.


Water Tribe
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The unsettling sound my computer's been making.
  • Watching: GL:tAS, YJ:I, LoK; the Nostalgia Chick.
  • Eating: Chicken and French fries; cookies.
  • Drinking: Water, Sunkist.
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invderzimfannumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Also I forgot one thing I posted a new youtube video and I wanted to know what you thought of it and the last one since you did not comment on it yet
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Writer
They're good. :-)
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invderzimfannumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
thanks
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invderzimfannumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Yes the Korro episode was confusing and the who new flash character was funny but also weird and who is Arrowette
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Writer
Arrowette was the archer from the original Young Justice comic, who was replaced by Artemis on the show. Interestingly, we do see her on the show, so maybe she will wind up as a hero eventually. :shrug: What's sort of odd is that Superboy is the only member of the Team in season one who was actually on it in the original comics, but this season they seem to be adding the originals.
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invderzimfannumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
thanks for exsplaining
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Hope not. I love Artemis.

I doubt they live in ghettos, but Benders have a better chance of living in a family of Benders. I'm sure there were exceptions, but I'd think it hard to bring it up and show in a way that wouldn't be distracting.
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Just watched Episode 8. Parts of it confused me too. Does the City Council keep records of where benders and nonbenders live? I don't see how else the city could black out only the nonbending homes. And neither new chief nor the show's writers seem to have considered that many families are a mix of benders and nonbenders, like Tenzin's family. I'm sure a lot of benders had their power shut off as a result of this new policy, and I could see those benders protesting alongside their nonbending family members.

And I also wondered if the metalbending cops planned on making everyone on the street bend to prove they weren't non-benders. But I think the true purpose of the curfew was to stir up more anger. Does anyone really believe Tarlok gives a damn about public safety? Aside from the other gullible councilmen, that is. I knew all along Tarlok was a villain, but I'm a little surprised that he's not even trying to hide it anymore. I'm not altogether surprised that Tarlok can bloodbend, either, but I am curious to know how he learned it. There's no way Katara would have taught him, but maybe another waterbending master knew about it.

Yeah, in the flashback, it looked like Tarlok attacked Sokka, and then Toph arrested him. I wonder if Tarlok is actually Yakon or whatever his name is. He may have some connection to him, at least.
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Writer
My current theory is either that Tarrlok is some sort of bending supremacist (an anti-Equalist) or that he is actually trying to rile up the tensions to make some sort of all-out benders-vs.-non-benders war. Or something. :shrug: I'm personally surprised; I guess I just assumed he was going to remain a mild antagonistic force rather than an out-and-out villain.
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Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I see him as an Emperor Palpatine figure: he wants a war so the council will give him more power.
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