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The Legend of Korra Series Finale: Three Reasons it Didn't Work

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Spoilers ahead. You've been warned.

I love Avatar: The Last Airbender. Bingeing on the whole series during the summer of 2009 was what finally convinced me to start writing my own book, An Autumn Veil, in October of that year. I consider myself a student of Avatar. I have studied the martial arts and philosophical roots of the show, the intricate backstories and relationships between the characters, and the perfectly plotted thematic structure (I am of course ignoring the ill-conceived "Great Divide"). Anyone who wants to learn to tell stories well should study Avatar: The Last Airbender.

So I was thrilled to hear of fans' second chance to enjoy the Avatar universe with Avatar Aang's successor, Avatar Korra.

Legend of Korra's first season provided an intriguing new glimpse into the world we once knew in Airbender, but seventy years later. This twelve-episode first season was plotted as a miniseries …

The Quantum Fall of Thaddeus Archibald DuBois, Available on

What started as a contest entry for has, two years later, turned into a serialized adventure starring me, a suit-wearing gorilla, and a 19th-century strongman...with time travel! The Quantum Fall of Thaddeus Archibald DuBois Episode One: "Peter Pan Complexes for the 21st-Century Man" is available for download on your Kindle for a cool $1.49USD. Do you like mustaches? Burly men who crack 19th-century toilet jokes? Suited gorillas with impeccable taste and a penchant for mixing cocktails? How about quirky and nerdy humor, Victorian clothes, historical fiction, time travel, and just a hint of mystery? You may have found the book for you.

If you don't have a Kindle, there are plenty of apps out there that will let you read Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or smart phone! You can even use a Kindle Cloud Reader to read directly off of!

The Quantum Fall of Thaddeus Archibald DuBois is a humorous autobiographical anthology starring an 1890s circu…