Can we stop saying Korra is clearly not for kids?
I just saw this post on my dash, and while I understand the sentiment, it makes me uncomfortable. “This isn’t for kids, this isn’t for kids.” And I ask, why not? Mike and Bryan do something with cartoons most people aren’t comfortable doing: they reflect the world as it really is for children.
Poverty isn’t for children? Billions of children live in poverty. Gang warfare isn’t for children? Children are caught up in gang violence every day.
And Avatar shows that to children: not just children who are sheltered from those things, but children whose life experiences are reflected in Mako and Bolin’s story.
Yes, this is for children. It should be for children. And I have so much respect for Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino for having the courage and the respect for children to do what they’re doing.
omg i couldn’t even finish that list
‘since when do kids care about finances’
here’s a simple scenario that even kids who don’t have to worry about those things irl: they play games
a lot of games, if not most have this elements where you have to gather a certain amount of something (usually points or gold) to be able to ‘buy’ something else to achieve some objective the game has proposed.
and i could go on
but shit man, how stuck up in one’s ass must one be to even-
ha I pretty much stopped reading after the >kids don’t care about finances
yeeeaaah what, I spent all of summer 2001 weeding gardens and trying to make ed, edd n’ eddie get-rich-quick schemes so I could buy roller skates. it was all I could think about! most kids I knew at my age was raising to buy stuff all the time, some were pretty damn ambitious about it, one girl raised enough to buy a goddamn pony. Has this person ever met a child?
Man, when I was a kid I ran a blackmarket pokemon card shop in the corner of the playground, and even though it eventually got raided by the supervisors, I got a certificate for entrepreneurship at the end of the year from my teacher.