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Nice

What formatting are you trying to do?

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I've got a bunch of Artemis gifs if you'd like to use any of them

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@lvenger said:

So you've finished this I see. Solid work on your reasoning and supporting evidence, even if I do disagree. What made LOK and ATLA fundamentally different in the bending department might be surmised as ATLA depicting the elemental bending as more in line with styles of kung fu whereas LOK bending is more like boxing or Tai Kwan Do. Straight, direct and aggressive. Still, you give a damn good representation of the other side.

I can certainly agree that there's some differences, and not all LOK benders always rigidly follow the classic styles. But I wouldn't lump all LOK benders together and say they're all different from ATLA. Some are more classical, while some have more of a personalized style

I can see the style differences, even if I don't think it's as extreme as some people might say, but what really bothers me is when people say that LOK bending is just throwing the elements around while ATLA is so much more intricate and advanced. Because there's direct attacks and intricate moves on both sides.

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Remove me from this, I am not of the opinion that all benders in LOK are two dimensional fighters.

I had you on my Avatar callout list, but I will remove you

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You are making me do the debating equivalent of running into a wall over and over until I die of brain damage.

I'll pass.

By the way, that only applies to Korra. Beings like Amon, Tenzin and to a smaller extent Kuvira and Zaheer (and the Red Lotus members) are incredible fighters and they deserve credit for their abilities.

If you disagree with me, feel free to explain why. That's what this is for.

Do the examples I posted show them just "chucking the elements" like firebending?

What makes them so different from bending in ATLA?

If it's so common, shouldn't be too hard to discredit what I'm writing

I know you didn't want me to post gifs (at least that's what you said at first), but showing examples seems like the most logical way to discuss this to me.

I agree with your view on the lack of airbenders in TLA. Maybe if we got more of them, we would have seen more styles.

Seems logical to me

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@arcus: That might be it. Which would explain the more natural use of it in everyday things unlike the more violent use of it in LOK. Anyway, gotta go! See (not really but sort of) you later!

I think that's a factor that's easy to overlook but would explain a lot.

lol see ya

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@arcus: No, them it would be the same. They tried something different and it didn't follow ATLA. I watched it all fairly quickly so it wasn't because ATLA was first. The more fluid movement of water bending and airbending in ATLA was different from the more aggresive bending in LOK. Just like the metal bending was more like water bending and fire bending I still don't know. There isn't anything wrong with it, I just like the way it was done in ATLA better.

I guess in ATLA there was also a lot more time for non-combat bending, which would obviously be less aggressive, while most of the bending in LOK was in combat.

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@pipxeroth: yeah, that was nice. Didn't use it since it wasn't firebending, but still cool

@arcus: Plenty yes, but they were used in a specific way. There was something different. They seemed more in tune with it and less just controlling it. Yeah, I was kind of annoyed most villains were firebenders and most firebenders were villains (I had little scenarios which totally screwed with the ATLA universe as well as LOK) I found them to be perfect targets for those miniature mind fanfics that destroy their universe.

Honestly, I think part of the reason ATLA bending might seem different from LOK bending comes down to the fact that ATLA came first, so everything about bending was new and unique. When LOK came around, it had to follow in ATLA's footsteps, and bending wasn't as unique anymore (cause it wasn't new)

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