I started noodling around late last night after some mind numbing character design turn-around work, and this happened. I don’t even know if I like it, but I opened up the file today and Bolin was staring at me with those puppy dog eyes, so I figured I might as well post it.
no… it’s okay… i secretly kind of ‘ship it too… like, if korra/bolin wound up canon i would be FIVE THOUSAND HUNDRED PERCENT WAY MORE INTO IT than i ever will be into korra/mako and that is because korra and bolin are being explicitly set up as really good friends who like each other and that is my ‘shipping kryptonite
WHY DID I GO ON THIS TANGENT
oh right because i had an intense emotional response to all of these pieces oh my god dkjfgk THAT TOP ONE LKSDJFslmxc
I immediately gravitated to Korra and Bolin because I love characters who are really comfortable with each other?! Like don’t get me wrong, I am super stoked for Korra’s crush on Mako because I want her to react like a little kid? “BOYS ARE STUPID STOP SMILING YOU BUTT”
But at the same time I am so in love with Korra and Bolin just…being BFFs but also being really loving! This is your friend who you spend all night talking to because you can’t imagine not being without them. This is your friend who knows something is wrong even when you don’t say anything. This is your friend who you love so much and so intensely, who you want to support and be supported by, that you will do anything for them and that is really beautiful to me!
PJ Byrne said it perfectly, in that he mentioned Bolin has a lot of love, and he loves his brother and he loves Korra, and he is intensely devoted to them.
i agree w/ these reblogs
Yup, I got a girl-crush on Korra too. The boys are winning my hearts too, but I’m secretly hoping she gets stronger than the guys as more episodes come in. I want more Korra kicking butt already. <3
also… HER MUSCLES.
I WANT THIS TO HAPPEN
I WANT TO SEE BOLIN FISTPUMP BECAUSE KORRA IS HUGGING HIM
AND I WANT TO SEE MAKO’S FACE WHEN SHE LIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND LIKE A BAWSS
TEAM HUGS PLS
Legend of Korra - I was thinking about how it would be for a firebender and an earthbender to grow up together, and I realized that it wouldn’t be “aw big bro Mako loves and cares for his baby bro Bolin!” all the time. so here’s a pic of Mako getting frustrated with the side-effects of Bolin’s newly discovered earthbending abilities. :D