Long Mu [龍母] or Mother of Dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.

Wen Shi frequently went to the Xi River to fish and wash clothes for her family. On one such errand, she found a large smooth white stone along the banks of the river. She took the beautiful stone home, but later discovered that the stone was actually an egg, from which hatched five baby snakes. Wen Shi’s family was poor, but Wen Shi saved the best food she had for her baby snakes and fed them by hand.

As the snakes grew, they helped Wen Shi catch fish at the Xi River. The snakes were natural swimmers and became very good at catching fish. The snakes eventually matured into five powerful dragons. In Chinese culture, dragons are considered spirits of water, and have the power to control the weather; during a drought, therefore, Wen Shi asked her dragon children to summon the rain for her village. When rain came and ended the drought, the grateful villagers gave Wen Shi the name “Mother of Dragons.”

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The opening sequence from Episode 1 of Book 4, "After All These Years". (High quality video)

IGN also provides a synopsis for the season:

"In Book Three, Avatar Korra had to save the world and endured her most intense battle yet. Now broken and bruised, she begins a journey of self-discovery and survival in a new world where the strong Prey Upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right."

And I hate Wu.

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“I do like the idea of putting you on a train and sending you far, far away.” THE ULTIMATE QUEEN ASAMI SATO (via ohmykorra)

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Three years later: Asami Sato

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reminder for bisexuals


today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility. 

reblog to save a life. 

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Cutting off hair in ancient Asia (Japan, China, Korea & possibly some other Asian cultures) symbolizes being banished or rejected from their home. In the more modern age that is now, cutting long hair into a short cut means to forget the past, leaving the old and starting anew.

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Age Count



Korra: 21

Mako: 22

Bolin: 20

Asami: 22

Jinora: 14

Ikki: 11

Meelo: 9

Rohan: 3 and a half 

Katara: 88

Zuko: 90

Toph: 86

Tenzin: 55

Lin: 54

Suyin: 49 (I’m assuming she was 46 in Book 3 because she left home when she was 16 and 30 years has passed since then)

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MD: Korra’s story in Book Two was about humans moving beyond their ordinary abilities, and becoming something extraordinary. When she loves her connection to the past Avatars and her Avatar spirit, Korra looks deep within and forms a new connection with the cosmic version of herself. In Hindu philosophy, there is a concept called atman, which is defined as the “innermost essence of each individual” or the supreme universal self.” This is my interpretation of what Korra sees and becomes when she meditates. The giant blue cosmic Korra is a visual representation of her inner essence.

JDS: There were a couple of big animation obstacles we had to hurdle with this giant kaiju-style battle. First, the majority of the fight takes place in Yue Bay, so that means a ton of water animation, which translates to a ton more drawings for the effects animators overseas. To counter this, we tried to stage a good portion of the shots lookking up with the water offscreen (this also helped convey scale). Second was the concept that in order to truly convey the massive weight of the combatants, Korra and Unalaq would have to move more slowly than if they were normal sized. This also equates to more drawings being required of the animators, as now more in-betweens need to be drawn to ensure the slow motion looks smooth. Designs by Bryan Konietzko and Angela Song Mueller. Color by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf.

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"I was reminded of working on "The Beach" from the original series as we designed the bathing suits for this episode. This time around, it was fun to come up with some old-timey looking swimwear." __designed by Bryan Konietzko


"I was reminded of working on "The Beach" from the original series as we designed the bathing suits for this episode. This time around, it was fun to come up with some old-timey looking swimwear." 
__designed by Bryan Konietzko

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I found this really cool new website called you.regettingold.com that brings on more existential crisis and gives you totally cool information.

There’s a lot more information there I didn’t post, but try it out for yourself!





The last one “compared to others” really hits hard, it shows you how many people born on your birthday are still alive vs. how many died.


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