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"A Scene from Storytime"
 
  
        "MOVING on," said Korra briskly.  Without further discussion,
she cycled through more photos, before stopping at another photograph
of the two. This one was more friendly and casual, with Korra leaning
jauntily on Asami's arm, grinning at the camera, while the taller woman,
dressed in sturdy caving clothes with elbow pads, knee pads, and
goggles, had an expression more bemused than amused. But that was
nothing compared to what was behind them - a rippling, shining disk-
shaped distortion, floating freely above a rough rocky floor in the
middle of a torchlit stone cavern.
"Wait... what -is- that?" Utena asked. "It looks kind of like
an IPO stargate, but there's no ring around it."
Korra nodded. "Close, but not quite. That's the Veil Nexus
underneath Crescent Island! It'd been buried for centuries, before the
Fire Sages found it. -I- found out about it when Asami and I were
scouting out where URSA was going to put its main launch facilities."

By Dionysia Jones.

It's worth noting that they made Tenzin take that photo before they would let him start arguing with the Fire Sages, because priorities are priorities.

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1. "RE: A Scene from Storytime"
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   She really captured the moment depicted in the story well, IMO. I think Asami looks very slightly put out - is she annoyed about the photo shoot delaying them from getting to work, or anticipating the argument to come, or am I reading too much into her expression? And is she in a uniform, or is that just her "gentlewoman adventurer" outfit?

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2. "RE: A Scene from Storytime"
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>I think Asami looks very slightly put out - is she annoyed about the
>photo shoot delaying them from getting to work, or anticipating the
>argument to come, or am I reading too much into her expression?

It's a combination of a few things, really. Partly it's her natural reaction to a) Tenzin bitching and b) Korra trolling him, but mostly, I think she's mentally tallying how many people she's probably going to have to punch by the time the thing is all over and done with, given the profound sociopolitical implications of the Veil and how (she knows from long experience by that point) certain bits of the world are likely to react. :)

Or possibly she's just reflecting ruefully on just what an awfully great lot of work it's going to be, in general. Keep in mind that this picture was taken during the run-up to the Phoenix Flight. Asami had been looking forward to taking a bit of a break once that was over with, and in the moment captured here, she's just starting to realize that what's actually on the far side of it is an even bigger project. It's enough to get the most intrepid inventor-industrialist down a little, at least for a second or so. We know from Bridging the Worlds that she recovered quick enough. :)

>And is she in a uniform, or is that just her "gentlewoman adventurer"
>outfit?

That's just her workin' clothes. I guess it could be viewed as a uniform of sorts, since the jacket is from the old Future Industries aviation department livery, but it's long out of date by this point. She just wears it because it's sturdy, comfortable, and consistent with her self-image.

Side note: I was actually against her being depicted with her hair tied back at first, because I am Not A Fan of the season-4 redesigns (though hers is less woeful than Korra's), but during the development process I had it put to me that a woman as practical as Asami would naturally do that when climbing around in a cave, my aesthetic preferences be damned. :)

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3. "RE: A Scene from Storytime"
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   >>I think Asami looks very slightly put out - is she annoyed about the
>>photo shoot delaying them from getting to work, or anticipating the
>>argument to come, or am I reading too much into her expression?
>
>It's a combination of a few things, really. Partly it's her natural
>reaction to a) Tenzin bitching and b) Korra trolling him, but mostly,
>I think she's mentally tallying how many people she's probably going
>to have to punch by the time the thing is all over and done with,
>given the profound sociopolitical implications of the Veil and how
>(she knows from long experience by that point) certain bits of the
>world are likely to react. :)
>
Yeah, that was kinda my take. "I have a rocket to launch. I dont have TIME for this right now!"


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4. "RE: A Scene from Storytime"
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   >>I think Asami looks very slightly put out - is she annoyed about the
>>photo shoot delaying them from getting to work, or anticipating the
>>argument to come, or am I reading too much into her expression?
>
>It's a combination of a few things, really. Partly it's her natural
>reaction to a) Tenzin bitching and b) Korra trolling him, but mostly,
>I think she's mentally tallying how many people she's probably going
>to have to punch by the time the thing is all over and done with,
>given the profound sociopolitical implications of the Veil and how
>(she knows from long experience by that point) certain bits of the
>world are likely to react. :)
>
>Or possibly she's just reflecting ruefully on just what an awfully
>great lot of work it's going to be, in general. Keep in mind that
>this picture was taken during the run-up to the Phoenix Flight. Asami
>had been looking forward to taking a bit of a break once that was over
>with, and in the moment captured here, she's just starting to realize
>that what's actually on the far side of it is an even bigger project.
>It's enough to get the most intrepid inventor-industrialist down a
>little, at least for a second or so. We know from Bridging the
>Worlds
that she recovered quick enough. :)

I'd forgotten where in the timeline this was. I can definitely see your point: with all that is already on her plate, regardless of anything to do with Korra/Tenzin and an impending argument with Fire Sages, the portal alone is quite enough to make her concerned.


>
>>And is she in a uniform, or is that just her "gentlewoman adventurer"
>>outfit?
>
>That's just her workin' clothes. I guess it could be viewed as a
>uniform of sorts, since the jacket is from the old Future
>Industries aviation department livery, but it's long out of date by
>this point. She just wears it because it's sturdy, comfortable, and
>consistent with her self-image.
>
>Side note: I was actually against her being depicted with her hair
>tied back at first, because I am Not A Fan of the season-4 redesigns
>(though hers is less woeful than Korra's), but during the development
>process I had it put to me that a woman as practical as Asami would
>naturally do that when climbing around in a cave, my aesthetic
>preferences be damned. :)
>
>--G.


That also makes much sense. Thanks for the explanations.

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