Radar The Legend Of Korra Discussion

Collapse/Expand Topics

02:13:30 PM Nov 30th 2014
Does this really count as Getting Crap Past the Radar? One would imagine that waking up in a slimy blob after having your spirit imprisoned would make anyone disoriented. "When Ryu is released from the spirit vines, he acts kinda out there, almost like he's high."
08:21:19 PM Nov 23rd 2014
Why does this keep getting removed?

  • Wu demonstrates "The Dance of the Badger-Moles", which includes him thrusting his pelvis in a rather peculiar way.

If it needs to be reworded to be more explicit okay, but I don't see how you can watch Prince Wu doing that thrusting without thinking "holy shit how did that get on a kids show?" I mean, a censor had to be looking the other way, I think.
03:37:04 AM Nov 24th 2014
Someone has been cleaning the page, I think.
06:23:20 AM Nov 24th 2014
So can I edit it back in? This is at least the second time it's been wiped, I'm starting to wonder...
06:47:49 AM Nov 24th 2014
What is this "peculiar way"?
11:32:32 AM Nov 24th 2014
edited by
Essentially he does these really strong thrusts as part of his dance, accompanied by grunts. (I tried to find a gif but most of them have been edited.) It is a really really obvious sexual gesture.
07:32:50 AM Aug 16th 2014
I would like to edit this back in:

The reason I and the other poster feel that this was Getting Crap Past the Radar is that the way it was handled, a younger child could simply think that the character had passed out from oxygen deprovation, and the fact that no one will say that the person is "dead" outright contributes to it.
07:45:50 AM Aug 16th 2014
Looking over it, I'll have to oppose. Getting Crap Past the Radar is not at all about what a child thinks of a scene, but what the censors think of a scene. And that looks fairly tame, really.
01:52:02 PM Aug 16th 2014
This is the scene, and the show is rated Y7:


With all due respect, I don't think it can be called tame.
02:00:07 PM Aug 16th 2014
Methinks you ought to ask here - feeling too sleepy for commentary.
04:48:36 PM Aug 7th 2014
Is The Reveal about Zaheer really why the show was taken off the network?
12:15:45 PM Aug 8th 2014
That looks completely made up from a quick Google search.
07:06:46 AM Dec 7th 2013
I'm not sure if this :

is really an example. I know of a few very innocent causes of itchy rashes that won't go away, such as eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris, (that may not be immediately apparent to someone who's suffering from them). I don't know where this troper's mind was going, but mine went in a completely different direction. Is this just a YMMV thing?
08:41:30 AM Jul 17th 2012
About the "powdering your nose" thing. Is it really radar material? Since when is going to the bathroom radar material? It's not as if she was sitting on a toilet or something. Also, yeah, when people go to the bathroom, they urinate. That's why she went to the bathroom. I just don't really think it qualifies.
07:15:45 PM Aug 9th 2012
I find it qualifies alot more than the Innocent Cohabitation, which I view as a major stretch. Powdering One's Nose is a real, very common, English idiom. It wasn;t just making fun of the fact that she isn't girly, because NOWHERE else in the show does it make fun of that fact.
06:08:18 AM Aug 10th 2012
I agree that the Innocent Cohabitation isn't an example either.

My point is, that even if it was intended as a euphemism, it's still not radar material. Maybe a visual pun or something.

Also, keep in mind that she does it AFTER she washed her hands, which presumably means that she was done. And while there haven't been any other jokes about her not being girly (and thank god because having tons of jokes about her being a loltomboy might get offensive and annoying), she did have a certain awareness of it. Note how she thought Asami was all "prissy", and that they'd go shopping or something like that.
09:44:32 AM Aug 10th 2012
Well, if we can delete the Inocent Cohabitation and establish a line, I'd be happy with seeing the Nose-Powdering stay gone. I'm starting to get embarassed about insisting that something is visual metaphor for peeing.
04:28:08 PM Jun 24th 2012
edited by SingingRain
I think the examples that go along the lines of "mook dies for reals" should actually go under What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?. Perhaps we could make a sub-section like we have for Does This Remind You of Anything??
04:59:12 PM Jun 24th 2012
edited by IronAnimation
If we do, lets include the WW2 parallels,abuse, and political things.
06:03:29 PM Jun 24th 2012
World War II parallels would probably fit better under the Does This Remind You of Anything? (where they already are). But the abuse and political things could qualify.
08:06:42 AM Jun 25th 2012
edited by TheEvenPrime
WW2 parallels etc are not Getting Crap Past the Radar. Getting Crap Past the Radar is always intentional - if it's in the eye of the viewer, it does not qualify. Political stuff also doesn't qualify for filth, at least necessarily. And (I would consider it needless to say if it weren't for the widespreadness of Radar misuse) neither does stuff that isn't really hidden in any way. Besides, there's already Does This Remind You of Anything? and Fridge Horror for more speculative or possibly non-intentional stuff.

Oh yeah, and as stated by Getting Crap Past the Radar article, the definition of "crap" varies a lot by show. In this case, war and combat are too routine to be crap anyway.
04:05:54 PM Jun 25th 2012
Speaking along the lines of What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?, I'm copying a lot of the examples about Korra on that page onto the YMMV page to compromise.
03:21:04 PM Jul 2nd 2012
Er, scratch that. Apparently the trope has already been up in YMMV, but it was taken down.
Collapse/Expand Topics