This was drawn for my friend, silkchemise (who is AMAZING), felt like drawing something that always bugged me when it came to ep 11. Why didn’t Korra and Asami say bye to each other? Anyways, hope you guys like it! Here is a super hq version just because!
Bless the flawless people involved in this whole thing
Sometimes I just stop and think about the missed opportunities concerning Korra and Asami. What if Korra had met Asami before the bending bros? Meeting each other on their own and not through a boy. Think about the friendship. They both are probending fans, what if Asami invited Korra
on a dateto a probending game?? WHAT IF??
the’d be best friends and after a while THEY’D BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE EVER. No, seriously they’d be such a big thing: the Avatar and a non-bender, and two awesome, powerful women. Sometimes I weep with sadness for the perfection that could have happened.
So… At this point, I’m pretty fed-up with these people -or to be even more clear, some Makorra shippers- who go around preaching how LGBT-tolerant and knowledgeable they are and talking about Korrasami is mostly fetishizing lesbianism and how we Korrasami shippers want to see Korra ~dominated and ~put on her place by dominatrix and sexually-experienced Asami and how the pairing comes off as bad for Korra and male-gazy and using lesbians in a bad way and etc.
TAKE A SEAT AND SHUT UP.
Please, educate my queer, lady-loving ass on how I’m fetishizing the group I belong to. Tell me more about how wanting to see Asami being a dom (by the way, are you aware than D/s dynamics are another thing? D/s relationship dynamics have different established set of rule of their own. Are you people referring to “top” Asami? What do you actually mean?) is detrimental to Korra’s character and takes away her agency, for example. Oh, because I might want to see my favorite character, Korra, being “dominated” by Asami means that I want to humiliate her. Tell me how it’s not a canonical representation of their characters. Tell me how 99% of the fans are guilty of it.
Guess what? MOST OF SHIPPING AND SEX-RELATED STUFF IS NOT IN CANON. Unless LoK is now running on HBO and has an uncensored version, we don’t know what the characters like in bed, either position or personality wise. We don’t even know IF they have sex or if they want it or how do they act in every aspect of a relationship. Who said Korra topping Asami is the more logical solution? How do we know that, idk, Mako doesn’t love pegging and being on the receiving end from Korra? In a Zuko/Sokka pairing, who can decide who’s the one inserting the penis in the other?
The point is: everyone has different interpretations of their ship, and someone who doesn’t participate in said paring doesn’t have the standing to make wide generalizations. And in the case of certain Makorra fans talking about how Korrasami is fetishizing, let me tell you something: STOP. You don’t get to tell such a big group of people that their pairing is offensive to Korra after reading (or even better, skimming over) one or two fics. And you (mostly) straight Makorra shippers don’t get to talk about how Korrasami ~fetishizes lesbianism, especially no when a lot of queer women like myself participate in this fandom and ship Korrasami.
And if you’re willing to stop being assholes, just stop generalizing on parings you don’t like. After all, I don’t go around stating that every Mako/Makorra fan is someone who doesn’t care about Korra as anything but a trophy and overlooks every flaw of Mako for the sake of a pairing created out of cheating and gary-stuism.
And let’s be honest. Usually the reason for shipping is to see hot people together. Be it two guys, two girls or a male and female. So stop saying that people who want to see “two hot girls together” HAVE TO be fetishizing them.
“korrasami fans fetishize lesbians!!!!!!”
“lesbians in mass media only exist to pleasure a hetero male gaze, therefore communities of women who write femslash fanfic because they wish to see people of their sexualities represented through media they enjoy are FULFILLING THE MALE GAZE TOO!!!!!!!”
“lesbians in the legend of korra fandom do not exist!!!!!”
“it is impossible for a woman who feels an erotic attachment/sexual attraction towards other women to exist in fandom and ship a femslash couple!!!!!!!!”
“queer people do not write fanfic or participate in femslash fandom!!!!”
“lesbian ships interfere with the canon het pairing so they are WRONG!!!!!”
“i am a straight makorra shipper…LET ME TEACH YOU ABOUT QUEER IDENTITIES!!!!”
“people who ship korrasami fetishize lesbians”
“people who like asami hate korra because she has brown skin”
“people who like korrasami enjoy seeing korra sexually humiliated”
Yeah, god forbid some of us non-straight women might like to read PWP or pure smut to see two hot chicks sexing. Sometimes I just want a good porn fic, does that make me someone who fetishizes lesbians? I feel like such a bad lesbian now.
Ok, I feel like I’m making this whole mini-rant about me but I LOVE Asami and I’m pretty sure my skin is as brown as Korra’s… Oops, but I forget that if we criticize Korra for doing all the stupid shit she did in the last episodes, it’s just because we are racists and hate on POC (even thought I’m pretty sure there’s no white people in this whole universe)
Not even touching this one. Because all the Korrasami fans are the same of course.
I swear people like this make me feel ashamed of having Korra as my favorite character. Be a rational stan, please. And bless the God Warrior