I received this heartwarming message this morning on Facebook from Felix and he was kind enough to agree to allow me to share it with all of you. I hope he gets to see his family soon. And this is a photo of him with his grandmother, who is 88 years old, just about the same age as Mako and Bolin’s grandmother! And no, Felix, you didn’t waste my time. Thanks for sharing.
Hello Mr. Di Martino, First of all congratulations for the premiere of the book 3 of Legend of Korra and second sorry for my broken English, I’m from Argentina so English isn’t my first language.
I have to be sincere here, i love all the seasons with Aang, book 1 of Korra was cool, book 2 was so-so for me (please don’t kill me for saying that) and i was ready for book 3 when something happen… I was watching the 3rd episode: “The Earth Queen” and i cried a lot with the subplot of Mako and Bolin with their family from Ba Sing Se. Since I’m in college studying graphic design i wasn’t able to visit the family of my mother in Paraguay, my uncles, aunts, cousins and my grandmother. They live in a rural area that doesn’t have a lot of money or technology so looking at Mako and Bolin’s family was like looking directly to my family, I even think that we have the same number of family members!.
The hug between Bolin and Mako with their grandmother made me cry, it was something that I really want to do right now with my own grandmother, usually I feel sympathy for characters but it was the first time i feel identified with cartoon characters. That chapter was something really special for me and if I became a professional artist and I create a comic, animation or videogame, I hope that I will be able to reach people the same way you guys did with me. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to pass all my finals at college next month and go at least one week to Paraguay to visit my family there.
Well, that’s all; I wanted to thank you, Mr. Konietzko and the others in the crew for the amazing work over the years and for let me have this special moment thanks to Avatar. I hope one day I will able to repay you all for this in some way in the future. Thanks again and sorry for wasting your time, Felix Horacio “Horade” De Vicenzo.