Of course I did. I see your point and true, that the dragons were there but but my issue is that the prehistory felt like an add-on material similar to the whole midi-chlorian thing. I personally dislike the idea that the Lion Turtles giving away free bending like it’s an Oprah Winfrey show.
There’s a lot more but this is my own burden to carry, and, I am not forcing this onto anyone. That is why I am doing this for my own self-indulgent.
Regarding your post about sticking to the original - I haven’t followed Korra since Book 2. No animosity. I just chose to leave.
When I watched the animated TV series spin off I had long anticipated since the epic conclusion of Aang’s legendary feat, I was disappointed to say the least.
The dwindling animation quality aside (compared to the pilot episode), I felt that they should have matured in terms of storytelling as their audiences who grew up with the show have. True, they also want to attract new fans but that’s what Aang’s storyline is for. “If you like Legend of Korra, you should check out the original series to give you a lowdown of what this is all about.”
And what about the inconsistency of their own bible? I thought the animals were the original benders and they taught humans how to bend as mentioned in Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Legend of Aang - The Cave of Two Lovers episode? I’m sorry Bryke, as a fan that fell in love with the original series I kind of feel cheated. I know history can be distorted and the verbatim usually gets lost along the way but this is the history YOU created yourself. It’s like when we learned that the Force was about the level of faith in a person, and as the person’s faith becomes stronger, so does the force and in the process of mastering the faith, the believer becomes a Jedi. But in the new trilogy, it’s retconned to be a scientific thing? If you inject a midichlorian cell so high to a rat it can wield a light saber? Anyway moving on…
I would like to indulge in my own fantasy on how book 1 of Legend of Korra should have unfolded:-