LoK. .. A female main character... That is a total bitch. Seriously, you never really see this. They totally broke the mold on this one.
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#62 - GodofTV (09/30/2013) [-]
A female main character...

That is a total bitch.
Seriously, you never really see this. They totally broke the mold on this one.
#236 to #62 - sposadox (10/01/2013) [-]
I've never seen her as bitchy as most people on here make her out to be. To me, she just has some issues with temper (which is hardly an uncommon theme for story characters)
#78 to #62 - xXCorpitoXx (09/30/2013) [-]
Shut up faggot! You're only saying that because you think its popular to say "She's a bitch!"   
I think She's a good character! There's my opinion! Not someone else's.    
<---what i think of you
Shut up faggot! You're only saying that because you think its popular to say "She's a bitch!"
I think She's a good character! There's my opinion! Not someone else's.
<---what i think of you
User avatar #97 to #78 - GodofTV (10/01/2013) [-]
She's a bitch because she made out with another girls man while she was supposed to be on a date with his brother. She's a bitch because she asserts herself into things that are not her business. She's a bitch because she is a cocky asshole to literally everyone.
User avatar #125 to #97 - xXCorpitoXx (10/01/2013) [-]
Then wouldn't Aang be the biggest asshole for running away from his responsibility as Avatar and letting his entire tribe die out?
Do you expect a perfect main character? Well too ******* bad
And btw for being female and being the Avatar She isn't THAT cocky. She isn't T|HAT bad at all
User avatar #119 to #97 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
So... basically she's a troubled teenager who suffers from poor education of life-skills and a lack of self-control and overconfidence?

Those are neither uncommon nor bad. What would be bad is if she never progressed past it... which is kinda what we're seeing in this new season. I really hope the writing team is better than just having their overly obvious villain as being just a cruel, overly-obvious villain and actually being more like Tarlok in the end but the way Unalaq being shown in the new season... eh, I don't care for it. I hope the writers are better than most people are giving them credit for.
User avatar #141 to #119 - xXCorpitoXx (10/01/2013) [-]
The show isn't over yet. Give her time to mature. She may not be fun like Aang was but who the **** want 2 Aang-like Avatars in a row? Actually i would kinda like that but I think Korra is ok. We're gonna have to deal with it! I means its not like we're paying to watch it anyways. Who knows there might be some bad ass twist or something later
User avatar #243 to #141 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
Oh certainly. I'm not the kind of person who dislikes flawed characters (honestly, Trevor from GTA V is one of my favourite characters in video gaming for both his simplicity and his complexity) and I have much more faith in the writing staff than most seem to have so I've not lost a shred of hope for another great season. Seriously though, Bolin has been the real stand-out character in all of LoK and I'm glad we're getting much more of him as well as seeing him diversify from being 'This group's Sokka'.
#81 to #78 - sickboi (09/30/2013) [-]
what I think of you
#130 to #78 - rhinocerous **User deleted account** (10/01/2013) [-]
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#74 to #62 - John Cena (09/30/2013) [-]
You for real ?
#83 to #62 - remilia (09/30/2013) [-]
**remilia rolled a random image posted in comment #3808778 at Friendly ** This is her new villian
User avatar #86 to #62 - joshofsouls (09/30/2013) [-]
yeah, but I can understand her being a huge bitch.
If you were fated from day one to save the world and bring peace to it, while dealing with the issues of others for most your life, while not really being guided in any other way than your bending, wouldn't you be a bit bitchy too?
#92 to #86 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (09/30/2013) [-]
yes but she wanted to be the avatar from day 1 she even said that's all she ever wanted to be while most other avatars did not have any desire to be the avatar. I know for sure that roku and aang didn't desire to be the avatar but they did the job to the best of their abilities. korra wanted it yet is having a hard time handling it all
User avatar #93 to #92 - joshofsouls (09/30/2013) [-]
Which is understandable. She might not have understood exactly how hard it would be.
I want to be a fire fighter, it doesn't mean when I get to the job I won't be overwhelmed severely.
#94 to #93 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (09/30/2013) [-]
I understand completely she didn't have it easy at all making her way to be the avatar. that kind of job wouldn't be an easy one no matter what you do every choice you make has to be for the good of mankind completely and you cant make any choices really for your own good. you cant ever really take a break everyday you have to make sure the world is kept in balance while being the most powerful bender out there its a little surprising that not many benders are trying to challenge the avatar just to see whos better. but she wanted it and instead of trying her best at all times shes for the most part been just whining and complaining constantly about her problems. which again I understand sometimes its good to let out your feelings it helps relieve stress and such but unless someone is helping show her what she has to do shes like a lost puppy just whining until someone helps her out. it saddens me to watch it be like that but I continue watching hoping that the show will develop better to where she isn't so whiny to where she is a fully developed avatar who can handle these problems and a few master benders isn't much of a problem for her because of her avatar powers and such
#151 to #62 - deckbox (10/01/2013) [-]
they redeem her in latest one, less bitch and whiny.
User avatar #163 to #62 - imnotkickthecat (10/01/2013) [-]
You should look at the recent female avatars, they all get **** done by going extreme.
User avatar #200 to #62 - foxyloxxy (10/01/2013) [-]
I think they are portraying her as a love sick 16 year old girl perfectly
User avatar #220 to #62 - curtkobain (10/01/2013) [-]
I really hate Korra, especially Season 2 Korra but they're spot on with making her a teenage girl.
User avatar #133 to #62 - gcloud ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
i watch the show for bolin
#208 to #62 - thelastelephant ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
You don't know the definition of &quot;bitch&quot; until you meet Revy   
 Or you're being sarcastic and I totally missed it, which is probably the case
You don't know the definition of "bitch" until you meet Revy
Or you're being sarcastic and I totally missed it, which is probably the case
#103 to #62 - darthblam ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
I really think you guys are being too hard on her.
All in all she's stuck in a much tougher situation as the Avatar than Aang ever was.
I mean she's being manipulated and used, the line between good and evil is blurred. It's not anywhere near as simple as "The fire nation is killing entire civilizations like assholes, better go kick their asses."

Call me a white knight over a fictional character if you want, but I think she's actually being developed well as an actual female character.
#145 to #103 - kaboozle123 (10/01/2013) [-]
12 year old that has been asleep for 100 years, all his friends and family are dead, is completely in a new culture because of the time difference, has about a year to learn and master every single element and also face one of the most deadly and ferocious fire benders to have existed in history, all while struggling with dealing with his own fear, love for katara, and being the very last of his entire people. no Korra does not have it harder than Aang. yes she does have it hard but not as much as Aang had it
User avatar #183 to #145 - faridahmalik (10/01/2013) [-]
I think what he meant/should have said was that she has it harder morally, and as she's a teenager, her life's already hard.
User avatar #162 to #103 - mrbuu (10/01/2013) [-]
she has it tougher than aang? I am sorry have you watched either of the shows?
User avatar #124 to #103 - sagedivinity ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
I agree for the most part but I think Aang has had the tougher challenge so far. Sure he knew who the threat was but he had to save the entire world from an entire nation of people who have been conquering the globe for a hundred years while also convincing everyone to live together in peace and all at the age of ten while dealing with great loss(air benders being slaughtered) with little guidance for a good part of the series. Yet he still had a positive attitude throughout most of the show.
User avatar #110 to #103 - chezburgadominator (10/01/2013) [-]
I agree, I believe a lot of people just compare her actions to Aang's and ignore most of the negative stuff he's done. They're both the Avatar, yes, but that's pretty much where the line is drawn. If anything, It's great that we can see her actions differently, and I think that if we can perceive some of her actions as completely bitchy and hormonal, while still being able to understand some of her actions then it's great.
User avatar #188 to #110 - vortexrain (10/01/2013) [-]
The only negative thing he's done, that I can think of, is hiding the letter informing Sokka and Katara of their father's location in: Bato of the Water Tribe.
#109 to #62 - John Cena (10/01/2013) [-]
but I like the contrast to Aang.

personally I would have liked to see Kora in Aangs storyline, during a time of war. And vice versa, with Aang fighting the spirits.

Anyway, she's finally woken up and will stop being so bitchy.
#56 - themedianoche **User deleted account** (09/30/2013) [-]
&quot;Your childhood hero, tortured by a creepy man&quot;   
   
And then...
"Your childhood hero, tortured by a creepy man"

And then...
User avatar #57 to #56 - randomituseddie (09/30/2013) [-]
this was my favorite part of the whole series, thank you for this gif, it is exemplary.
User avatar #190 to #57 - vortexrain (10/01/2013) [-]
Could you imagine what would've happened if Yakone had tried this on Kyoshi?
#238 to #190 - randomituseddie (10/01/2013) [-]
i think any bad guy that went up against Aang is really lucky. the worst you get is prison and your bending taken (if you can bend that is). Their were plenty of avatars willing kill you for the greater good and generally it wouldn't be at all pleasant. also, apart from Kyoshi, Roku would have been pretty lethal, i mean look at this bad ass.
i think any bad guy that went up against Aang is really lucky. the worst you get is prison and your bending taken (if you can bend that is). Their were plenty of avatars willing kill you for the greater good and generally it wouldn't be at all pleasant. also, apart from Kyoshi, Roku would have been pretty lethal, i mean look at this bad ass.
User avatar #261 to #238 - vortexrain (10/02/2013) [-]
That little bitch ass volcano didn't stand a chance.
#64 - hellscythe (09/30/2013) [-]
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User avatar #168 to #64 - Maadmann (10/01/2013) [-]
This just gave me chills. Thank you.
#82 to #64 - umbramortis (09/30/2013) [-]
That gif makes it rain every time I see it
#76 to #64 - pandachicksbitch (09/30/2013) [-]
**** you, you made me sad
#89 to #76 - ledhendrix (09/30/2013) [-]
That ******* gif. It punches you in you chest, rips your heart out, takes a big bite of it, puts it back in your rib cage and leaves it there to bleed! **** !
I just might be taking this show a little bit to serious...
#91 to #89 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (09/30/2013) [-]
that's not possible. if you were then so am I. im waiting for each new repisode to get myself deeper into the story like a little fat kid waiting outside of 7/11 for his mom to bring him that tasty cream filled donut hes been waiting for since he got off school
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#59 - kingrui (09/30/2013) [-]
Varrick is the best character so far
Varrick is the best character so far
User avatar #134 to #59 - gcloud ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
*coughbolincough*
User avatar #69 to #59 - RisenLichen ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
I like Eska as well.

The whole BolinXVarrick combination they have going on is hilarious
User avatar #121 to #69 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
"Can this ship out-run my crazy, waterbending ex-girlfriend?"

"Why d'ya think I build this ship?"

Those two have the best moments of the season so far. Frankly, the only thing in the series to make me laugh more than that was Bolin seeing Korra kiss Mako and the way they handled that. It was SO fresh and SO unexpected that I was in stitches for ages.
#265 to #69 - ohayougozaimasu (10/02/2013) [-]
I agree.

Varrick and Eska seem to be the only really fun characters in this season.
#24 - thechosentroll (09/30/2013) [-]
Bitch, please. Cartoons have never been meant for kids alone. Ever since the time of Mickey Mouse, they've always had something that draws all ages to it. If not, the cartoons would be doomed.
Bitch, please. Cartoons have never been meant for kids alone. Ever since the time of Mickey Mouse, they've always had something that draws all ages to it. If not, the cartoons would be doomed.
#25 to #24 - commanderbunbun (09/30/2013) [-]
"all ages" you say?
#26 to #25 - thechosentroll (09/30/2013) [-]
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeell, technically your kid'll enjoy the **** out of that. I can name quite a few cartoons who would be considered inappropriate by todays' standards, but I watched the **** out of as a kid.

Megas XLR, Samurai Jack, Happy Tree Friends. That sort of **** . Man, I miss the old days when they showed HTF on TV in my country.
User avatar #120 to #75 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
What's a mob to a king?

Usually it's the thing that ******* dethrones his ass!

How does nobody get how stupid that sounds?!
#99 to #75 - kingthatcrawls ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
Not related to LoK, but it reminded me of the background I have.
#77 to #75 - themedianoche **User deleted account** (09/30/2013) [-]
I guess you could say he's AMONbeliever
#3 - xxiownnubsxx (09/30/2013) [-]
BUT i knew his true identity all along..
#112 - CatholicPriest (10/01/2013) [-]
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#85 - ledhendrix (09/30/2013) [-]
I don't care what bitches be sayin', just ignore that stupid love-triangle and I found the rest of book one almost 			*******		 flawless.   
Amon was like the ultimate damn villain! His backstory was cool as 			****		, he was mysterious and legitimately scary, he didn't act like he did just because he felt like doing so or because he wanted power. No, he really believed what he did was the right thing and he also had a good reason to do so. I loved Amon as a character and I absolutely hated him as a person, just as a villain-character should make you feel.
I don't care what bitches be sayin', just ignore that stupid love-triangle and I found the rest of book one almost ******* flawless.
Amon was like the ultimate damn villain! His backstory was cool as **** , he was mysterious and legitimately scary, he didn't act like he did just because he felt like doing so or because he wanted power. No, he really believed what he did was the right thing and he also had a good reason to do so. I loved Amon as a character and I absolutely hated him as a person, just as a villain-character should make you feel.
#228 to #85 - John Cena (10/01/2013) [-]
Damn right, Amon is one of my favorite villains ever.
#90 to #85 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (09/30/2013) [-]
I don't believe he's really dead. if you watch the episode where tarlok "kills" himself and amon you'll see that amon knows full well what he was doing and they were in a boat over a vast ocean and amon is some super badass waterbending master so it wouldn't be surprising to believe that he was waiting to see if tarlok would really do it and just in that moment when he did so he used his waterbending to somehow save him from death and he may just end up coming back at the end of this season or sometime during the next 2. it wouldn't be all that surprising
User avatar #100 to #90 - sphincterface ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
But before the explosion, you see Amon crying. Doesn't make much sense if he would cry if he knew he was going to live.
User avatar #101 to #100 - nuclearderp (10/01/2013) [-]
Maybe he's crying because everything he was striving for fell to ruins around him, even his own brother despises him and is trying to kill him. I'm pretty sure it would make someone cry if they were in his position.
User avatar #105 to #101 - sphincterface ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
That makes some sense, although he didn't seem to upset that his plan failed. He actually seemed pretty happy, saying how he and Tarlok can start over.
But yeah you're probably right about him being upset that his brother wants him dead, but do you think Amon saved him? He probably would, he obviously still loves him in some twisted way.
#269 to #105 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (10/06/2013) [-]
well see he was happy that after all these years and everything he put his brother through he felt his brother didn't hate him and that they could start over together and was happy until he noticed that tarlok was going to try to kill them both and it made him sad and made him realize that he really had lost everything. his life long goal which even though it was forced upon him by their dad it was still his goal that he failed and his brother that he wanted to protect now wants them both dead so he cries because he knows that even if he tried to stop him he couldn't save them both only himself and more than likely he was just barely able to do so considering the entire boat just blew up he probably barely made it out alive and this time might actually have a bunch of facial scars.
User avatar #184 to #85 - vortexrain (10/01/2013) [-]
Don't forget his sexy voice. Every time I here it I cream in my pants.
#115 to #85 - kommandantvideo (10/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, seriously. I ******* loved Amon, excuse my french. Easily one of the best 3 villains I've ever seen in any movie/saga/show.

The pic to the left is something I wish they would have done with this current book.
God I loved Amon
#123 - dragontamers (10/01/2013) [-]
Well, it's more for teenagers.
Well, it's more for teenagers.
#30 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
you can sum up every cartoon in a deep and grave manner though
you can sum up every cartoon in a deep and grave manner though
User avatar #41 to #30 - randomathon (09/30/2013) [-]
name another cartoon with a double suicide that actually meant something.
User avatar #42 to #41 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
i don't know, off the top of my head powerpuff girls had a suicide of a mentally disabled character
User avatar #43 to #42 - randomathon (09/30/2013) [-]
A: for the love of link link me. B: That's not the main antagonists who have been against the main character for the entire show.
User avatar #58 to #43 - kommandantvideo (09/30/2013) [-]
I can confirm I remember that episode
User avatar #44 to #43 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
A: the one with the purple powerpuff girl
B: oooo i'm so lawyered hard, but seriously a lot of cartoons (pixar comes to mind) have deaths, like the lion king villain or something
User avatar #45 to #44 - randomathon (09/30/2013) [-]
A: le lol i gaht u so gud i lawyerd u bro. B: THOSE AREN'T SUICIDES YA FART. And they all cut away or to black as the villain is killed. This shows the entire explosion.
User avatar #46 to #45 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
suicides? hm, iron giant. And i don't remember if he has an explosion on screen but hey he headbutted a missile
User avatar #47 to #46 - randomathon (09/30/2013) [-]
But with the Iron giant you love him the entire time. With this you hate them then last maybe two episodes you feel super bad for them and they just die.
User avatar #48 to #47 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
so you're saying i can't sum up a cartoon in a grave manner, unless it features 2 villains i must've hated, that died in an explosion, in a double suicide?

nah jk but still though i'm just sayin
User avatar #50 to #48 - randomathon (09/30/2013) [-]
No, i'm saying that this is a grave matter. No matter how you sum it up, and that you can't do that with any cartoon.
User avatar #51 to #50 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
sure, not EVERY cartoon
User avatar #128 to #51 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
"you can sum up every cartoon in a deep and grave manner though"

"sure, not EVERY cartoon"

Just sayin'.
User avatar #132 to #128 - herecomesjohnny (10/01/2013) [-]
there are always extremes like K-on, in general i stand by what i say
User avatar #136 to #132 - snowshark (10/01/2013) [-]
But by the fact of there being at least one exception it completely voids your viewpoint because it removes the animated nature of the piece as a point or relevance. (Note: I didn't say cartoon since cartoons and hand-drawn animations are different things, Legend of Aang and Legend of Korra aren't cartoons because cartoons are primarily comedic in nature and it refers to both still and moving drawn artwork.)

Anyway, because one animation can't be summed up that way, you need to discount the fact that they're animated completely, thus voiding the argument. The truth of the matter is that it's not that most animations can be summed up in a deep and grave manner, rather the material that we were exposed to as children was occasionally very well written material.

I would argue there are an astounding number of animations that are vapid and soulless to the point where they gravely out-number the better-written ones, they're just not very interesting is all.
#68 to #30 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
True.

inb4 metric ******* of red thumbs
User avatar #31 to #30 - commanderbunbun (09/30/2013) [-]
Peppa Pig
User avatar #32 to #31 - herecomesjohnny (09/30/2013) [-]
gesundheit?
#126 - murrlogic ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
Now what do we have?

A petty jealous Douchy brother with a power boner and a thing for the dead
User avatar #131 to #126 - sagedivinity ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
I actually like his character, he's no Amon but he's interesting. I think they might be rushing into the back stories too quick this time around though.
#138 to #131 - murrlogic ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
<--- We all know who the real threat is here
#95 - tragicrhapsody ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
Emotions
User avatar #135 to #114 - gcloud ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
wait ...wait
when did this happen?? iv seen every ep like 6 times i dont recall this !!!
#140 to #135 - coldfusion (10/01/2013) [-]
right after zuko joins the group.
User avatar #152 to #135 - I Am Monkey (10/01/2013) [-]
She comes back after the man who ran the ship that took her mother when she was a kid. But he's a retired old man so she changes her mind and lets him live.
User avatar #161 to #152 - gcloud ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
ohhhhhh i remember now

sorry for asking yall my brains kinda.. well its not that best and doesnt work optimally
User avatar #266 to #152 - biohazar (10/03/2013) [-]
and then zutara star right?
#108 to #95 - arrowinurbutt (10/01/2013) [-]
Did I hear emotions?
Did I hear emotions?
User avatar #221 to #108 - emotions (10/01/2013) [-]
Nah, wasn't me.
#154 to #108 - zenet (10/01/2013) [-]
I didn't ask for these feels
#127 - ronnorc (10/01/2013) [-]
everyone on LoK posts talking about story and character development and im just here for the porn the show generates.
everyone on LoK posts talking about story and character development and im just here for the porn the show generates.
User avatar #199 to #127 - mondominiman (10/01/2013) [-]
That's how I get turned onto ALOT of different anime or it keeps me going back to old ones. I still occasionally look at naruto hentai even though I stopped watching the show years ago.
#210 - Oldschoolgamer (10/01/2013) [-]
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#224 to #210 - RayIII (10/01/2013) [-]
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#4 - teranin ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
plus there are other... advantages.
User avatar #38 to #4 - mattdoggy (09/30/2013) [-]
yes.....
a detailed plot.....
#158 to #4 - zenet (10/01/2013) [-]
God damn it man...I wanted just to laugh for once
User avatar #6 to #4 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Since people are gonna ask, the sauce is "girls night out"
User avatar #39 to #37 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Happy fapping.
#40 to #39 - Valak Dhur (09/30/2013) [-]
Oh i shall.
Oh i shall.
#7 to #6 - thisxshitxisxhard ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
i kno this comic i kno it well
i kno this comic i kno it well
User avatar #8 to #7 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
I got to the part where they start fighting the equalists, and then i lost my mood.

hate it when that happens.
User avatar #9 to #8 - thisxshitxisxhard ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
ive read it about 3 or 4 times idk how to feel about that
#10 to #9 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
I almost never read any porn twice, unless it's really good.
I almost never read any porn twice, unless it's really good.
#11 to #10 - thisxshitxisxhard ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
for me if it works it works to each is thier own
for me if it works it works to each is thier own
User avatar #12 to #11 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, to each their own.
User avatar #14 to #13 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Not in the mood, sorry.
#16 to #15 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
I'M NOT A MACHINE DAMMIT
#19 to #16 - bonklord (09/30/2013) [-]
It would seem that Lord Chin Chin has taken your sex drive.

My condolences stranger.
#20 to #19 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Does nobody on this site ever feel like not fapping?   
   
Seriously, i'm just not in the mood, that's it.
Does nobody on this site ever feel like not fapping?

Seriously, i'm just not in the mood, that's it.
#21 to #20 - bonklord (09/30/2013) [-]
I was just making a Filthy Frank reference...
User avatar #201 to #21 - antitrollingleague (10/01/2013) [-]
anime source?
#250 to #201 - bonklord (10/01/2013) [-]
Its Darker Than Black.
User avatar #230 to #201 - DevDizzy ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
I think it's 'Darker Than Black'
User avatar #22 to #21 - butterisgood (09/30/2013) [-]
Oh. I only watched the one with the rice fields and stuff, sorry.
User avatar #17 to #6 - ljxjlos ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
...Link pls?

inb4 a picture of Link from LoZ
User avatar #54 to #18 - sweetbutteryjesus (09/30/2013) [-]
that...is amazing
#27 - chuffberry (09/30/2013) [-]
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