Super Girl Gets Gear, Avengers Looks Awesome, and KorrAsami Canon First Look — Nerd Girl Corner

Hello darlings,

It’s literally been a month since I last chatter with you, but don’t lose faith in me just yet! This past month was kinda rough, but you know what else? It was also kinda awesome too! This week alone had some pretty rad developments in the geeky universe in which I reside, and as such, I will get all in my feelings about them below.  Continue reading

Legend of Korra Series Finale, Episode 12: “Day of Colossus” and Episode 13: “The Last Stand” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its finale episodes, “Day of Colossus” and “The Last Stand” on December 19th. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for a new post-cap!

If you don’t know what a “post-cap” is by now, then it’s a damn shame and quite frankly, you don’t need to be reading this. But, if you’re still clueless — at the very end, no less — a “post-cap” is part recap, part review, and all the feels that one may have after watching an episode (and writing a full-blown recap). Got it? Cool.

I apologize for not posting this final Korra post-cap sooner. I’d been so engrossed in other things and my own feelings, but I promised to have it up before the end of the year, and by goodness, I’m holding fast to that promise.

Now let’s dig into The Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance, Chapter 12, “Day of Colossus” and Chapter 13: “The Last Stand”:

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Legend of Korra Series Finale Post Cap Coming Soon!

Hey guys!

*Update* So, it’s taking a little longer than I thought. As such, I promise you guys a post for Saturday!!

Original Post:

So I know some of you are probably like, “where the hell is the Legend of Korra series finale post-cap”, right? Well, I promise you it’s on its way! The past few days have been pretty hectic and when you add all the feelings I had about the finale, live-tweeting it, AND the revelations that kept coming out, it was just a lot to take it and then try to seriously jot down. However, this Friday (December 27), you can expect a possible two-part post on it all (because seriously, that ending, the battle, the tears, too much).

Also, I recorded a little something with some new-found friends of mine discussing the show, so hopefully by the time I get you guys the post-cap, it’ll be ready.

If you can’t wait for the post-cap, then BY ALL MEANS, telling me how you’re feeling about the show and vent your emotions to me here! I’ll be sure to check in for it. If you want to wait until Friday, then you can do that as well.

Until then, enjoy your holidays and, uh, Long Live Korra!

– Alja

x Nerd Girl Out x

Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 11: “Kuvira’s Gambit” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its newest episode, “Kuvira’s Gambit” on December 12th. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for a new post-cap!

If you don’t know what a “post-cap” is by now, then it’s a damn shame. But for refreshing purposes, it’s my make-believe term that by definition is part summation, part review, and tons of thoughts and feelings that one may have after watching an episode (and writing a full-blown recap). Got it? Cool.

Now let’s dig into The Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance, Chapter 11, “Kuvira’s Gambit”:

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Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 10: “Operation Beifong” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its newest episode, “Operation Beifong” on December 5th. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for a new post-cap!

By now, you guys know what a “post-cap” is. But in case you still don’t get it, it’s my make-believe term that by definition is part summation, part review, and tons of thoughts and feelings that one may have after watching an episode (and writing a full-blown recap). Got it? Good.

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Now let’s dig into The Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance, Chapter 10, “Operation Beifong”: Continue reading

Legend of Korra Final Four Episode Titles Revealed Marking the End of an Era — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey Korra Nation!

I rarely do “newsy” stuff for damn near anything that I write, however,  Nickelodeon just confirmed the Legend of Korra Season 4 final four episode titles and, well, I’m beside myself. The end is near. After these four episodes, we don’t know when next we’ll see anything from the Avatar and/or Korra universe. Essentially, these four episodes mark the end of an era.

Sigh…

But, back to business.

So the final four episodes have been confirmed as follows:

Chapter Ten:
“Operation: Beifong

Chapter Eleven:
“Kuvira’s Gambit

Chapter Twelve:
“Day of Colossus

Chapter Thirteen:
“The Last Stand

It’s also confirmed that Chapter Twelve and Thirteen will air as a one-hour episode (as other finales have aired through the seasons). The names are pretty damn intriguing and as such, I’ve decided to do quite the bit of speculation based on them all.

“Operation Beifong” – This episode title seems simple enough to deduce that this episode will deal with Opal, Lin Beifong, and Bolin breaking out the Beifong clan — with the help of ol’ Toph Beifong — held in captivity by Kuvira in Zaofu.As I’ve previously speculated, this may also be the episode where Baatar Jr. aka Kuvira’s fiancé aka Kuvira’s puppet will have to make a choice of family or girlfriend. I see Baatar’s involvement going one of two way: either he turns a blind eye to his family’s escape plans and chooses to stay with Kuvira (who he’ll later realize only got with him to solidify her ranking as a world leader with his Zaofu ties) OR Kuvira uses him as bait for the Beifong women to back down and he makes some sort of sacrifice to stay as Kuvira’s prisoner of sorts to help his family get away. If it does or doesn’t happen, what I do expect is to see a ton of rapid fire earth and metal bending, and a little lava bending on the Bolin front.

“Kuvira’s Gambit” – This episode sounds to me like Kuvira’s wagering something. We all know Kuvira likes a wager (ie. “If the Avatar can defeat me, I’ll leave Zaofu”). I’m guessing at this point, Kuvira’s probably got her spirit nuclear bomb ready and she might be telling President Raiko to hand over the land Republic City took from the Earth Kingdom OR she’ll level the place. I’m also going to wager that President Raiko isn’t going to back down to Kuvira’s demands (because he’s hella stubborn himself) and he calls her bluff, which brings up to the next episode…

“Day of Colossus” – I have a feeling that the “Day of Colossus” is going to have something to do with Kuvira setting off her weapon of mass destruction. I don’t know what to expect or speculate other than maybe Asami and Varrick come through at the end with a weapon to counter Kuvira’s bomb that offsets the total devastation, but still causes major damage nonetheless.

“The Last Stand” – This episode will definitely entail a ton of fighting. Just the title alone is giving me “Sozin’s Comet” feels where everyone will be battling someone on an epic scale. Korra will have her re-match with Kuvira, as the rest of Team Avatar and Friends will have to battle Korra’s army of robots, tanks, and soldiers. I would hope since this is the last stand and all, Toph, Zuko, and maybe even Katara may get in on the action — though I really don’t see Katara doing anything other than waiting for people to travel to see her in the Water Tribe for healing.

So just how will Korra take down Kuvira in this instance? Well, the creators can bring it all full circle and have Korra take away Kuvira’s bending like Aang did during “Sozin’s Comet” or Korra can do something extra daring and like send Kuvira into the Spirit World to be trapped there forever. But I don’t think Korra’s that daring. Furthermore, Of the last three seasons, Korra’s only ever once “did away” with her enemy, and that’s when her uncle Unalaq merged with the spirit Vatu. If she does handle Kuvira, it’ll have to be with some brute force and then she’ll have to be locked up somewhere where she can’t bend… like on a ship like Red Lotus member Ghazan.

But aside from all that, I’m hoping that this much is true: everyone ends on a somewhat happy note! I’m gonna speculate that either Korra learns that she’s totally in love with Mako or she achieves total Avatar realization being single and all. I hope Asami and General Iroh II start dating (which prob won’t happen because they don’t like to see Asami happy), and that Bolin and Opal really reconcile because Bolin needs a woman in his life that loves him. I also hope to see Bolin rise to some kind of power in the Earth Kingdom since he seems to have a genuine care for the social issues and welfare of the people.

Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 10: “Operation: Beifong” is out now, so make sure you tune in. And of course, expect a post-cap for the episode to come later today!

Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 9: “Beyond the Wilds” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its newest episode, “Beyond the Wilds” on November 28th. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for this week’s post-cap!

By now, you guys know what a “post-cap” is. But in case you still don’t get it, it’s my make-believe term that by definition is part summation, part review, and tons of thoughts and feelings that one may have after watching an episode (and writing a full-blown recap). Got it? Good.

Now let’s dig into The Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance, Chapter 9“Beyond the Wilds”: Continue reading

Avatar: The Last Airbender-Inspired Jewelry By Pretty Poet Ink [PHOTOS]

In case I haven’t made it apparent by now, I’m kinda an  Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra fan. I mean, you guys must’ve noticed what with all my essays and post-caps and all. Either way, what I’ve probably never really mentioned on here is that I’m also a bit of a beader and jewelry maker with a store called Pretty Poet Ink. It all started when I worked in a craft store in Queens, and it quickly spiraled out of control. I started buying all kinds of beads without any kind of thought, but sometimes they would speak to me. And one day, as I watched several episodes of Avatar Book 2, particularly “The Tales of Ba Sing Se”, inspiration hit.

First, it started with these earrings, which I called “Red Paper Lanterns”:

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Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 8: “Remembrances” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its newest episode, “Remembrances” on November 21st. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for this week’s post-cap!

By now, you guys should know what a “post-cap” is. But in case you don’t, it’s a make-believe term I created that by definition is mixed of thoughts, feelings, etc. that one may have after reading (in my case, writing) a recap. Hence, “post-cap”. I know I could as easily call my post-cap a “review,” but I like to do things my way. Got it? Good.

Now let’s dig into The Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance, Chapter 8“Remembrance”: Continue reading

Legend of Korra Season 4, Episode 7: “Reunion” Post-Cap — Nerd Girl Corner

Hey there, Korra Nation! As many of you know, The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance aired its newest episode, “Reunion” on November 14th. As promised, I’ve written a recap (which can be found on Black Girl Nerds) in case you haven’t checked it out yet, but now it’s time for this week’s post-cap!

So just what is a “post-cap”? Well, it’s a make-believe term I created that by definition is mixed of thoughts, feelings, etc. that one may have after reading (in my case, writing) a recap. Hence, “post-cap”. I know I could as easily call my post-cap a “review,” but I like to do things my way. Got it? Good.

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