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10. "RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review"
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   >I would submit that Korra's original arrest in the Republic is
>probably still part of her record, if for no other reason than that
>Lin seems like the type of person to make sure it was. :)

As far as is ever indicated, she was never charged with anything, just harassed and released. Which is par for the course with the Beifong Staatspolizei.

>Fair points on all the others. I didn't know that psion meant
>specifically telepathic; I'd assumed it was a catch-all term for
>anyone psionically active, which I think bending might qualify as?

The Psi Corps classification system has no idea what the hell bending is. They've never been allowed to study it. Officially it doesn't even exist. That's kind of part of why the sonsofbitches aren't lined up 45 deep at the Crescent Island Veil nexus.

>>(At this rate, I'm surprised you don't take exception to the fact that
>>she bought a notebook and a pen instead of having an opticam and
>>neuroprocessor installed at Cyberz-R-Us in the Avalon Centre Galleria.
>> Get with the times, girl!)
>
>... can you actually do that? I mean, is that a thing? I'm
>legitimately curious.

Sure, if you're the kind of person who's willing to have neuralware installed in a mall. (Numpties.)

>Also, it's less "you're not allowed to have a way in which you prefer
>to do things" than it is it that it seemed... odd for someone who was
>at the forefront of a digital revolution to be going so low-tech. You
>know? That seemed noteworthy to me.

Korra doesn't seek out stuff most of the time, and having just arrived not only in town, but in that reality, she's not up on what the gear-of-the-year is anyway. She could spend her time researching that, and whatever money she might have with her (and Korra's always been a bit vague about money) following up, or she could spend both finding out what she actually came to find out by other means whose learning curves she's already climbed. She chose the latter. I'm really not seeing how that's so weird.

>They're intended more in the vein of "this seems stylistically off to
>my eyes, and this is why." It's like critiquing brushstroke work on a
>painting; right and wrong don't enter into it as much as aesthetics
>do.

... who the fuck does that?

>Also, Wade passed on his genes? That is terrifying. When I
>imagine Deadpool reproducing, my brain immediately goes to
>Athena-from-the-forehead-of-Zeus scenarios.

You'd be even more afraid if you knew who Rosie's mother was.

>>She's basically seeing if he can give him an
>>incentive to go legit. First the stick, then the rutacarrot.
>>:)
>
>... makes sense. Objection withdrawn. I legit thought she was trying
>to shake him down.

She probably wanted him to think so (and that she hadn't done a very good job of it). Let the poor man have his pride.

>If I had to make a stab at the process, I would imagine that the fight
>at Hi-Rez materialized very early in the plotting and you worked
>backwards from there to get Korra in the door, and Mike was part of
>that. Shot in the dark, tho.

Not as such. The nightclub fight was a pretty early feature, but so was the idea that she'd make some local friends apart from the headliners. That they happened to dovetail was less working backward and more serendipity.

>>There is no winning in this place.)
>
>Well, when it comes to critiques, it's not about winning and losing.

... Do you genuinely not know that variations on "you can't win around here" are a common figure of speech (akin to "damned if you do, damned if you don't"), or are you just fucking with me now? I... can no longer tell. :)

>Interesting. I hadn't know that! So it's less traditionally futurist
>science-fiction and more... more...

It's fairly straight futurism, it's just futurism from 1991, before Ray Kurzweil ruined it. Singularity my ass.

*ahem*

Sorry.

>Most works I can think of that'd fall into the
>category are either deconstructions of classic silver age narratives
>or nostalgic celebrations of the same.

Well, deconstruction gives me a sharp pain, so let's go with classification 2.

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