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#39 - akneegrow
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(06/23/2012) [-]
I might be the only one here that thinks this but,   
I don't think this is a kids show anymore. The Last Airbender was, but Korra is not.   
Aang was 12 years old (actually 112 but he lived for 12 years), Korra is 17 years old.   
The first show first aired when I was 10 years old, Aang was relatively close to my age and he acted like I would.  There were more silly things 10 year old me would enjoy such as Sokka's funny quirks and the cabbage guy in TLAB. In LOK there are teen romances and suicides and bending being taken away.  It is a much darker show than before.  I think that the Avatar series has grown up with us, much like how Harry Potter did. I am open to debate about this and I want to know what you guys think.
I might be the only one here that thinks this but,
I don't think this is a kids show anymore. The Last Airbender was, but Korra is not.
Aang was 12 years old (actually 112 but he lived for 12 years), Korra is 17 years old.
The first show first aired when I was 10 years old, Aang was relatively close to my age and he acted like I would. There were more silly things 10 year old me would enjoy such as Sokka's funny quirks and the cabbage guy in TLAB. In LOK there are teen romances and suicides and bending being taken away. It is a much darker show than before. I think that the Avatar series has grown up with us, much like how Harry Potter did. I am open to debate about this and I want to know what you guys think.
#466 to #39 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
it is still a kids show because it airs on Saturday morning. It is a kids show. IT comes on right after spongebob for gods sake
#447 to #39 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
I find the Legend of Korra to be an insult to the original series, and actually one of the worst shows I've ever seen
#502 to #447 - bluedwarf
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Finally, I wouldn't go in such exctreme as you sir, but I feel ya
#338 to #39 - dirrtytalk
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Does anyone else think that the concept of blood bending is a little ..morbid for a kids show?
im 16 and even i get the oogies thinking about , especially when Noatok was blood bending those wolves..
#506 to #338 - akneegrow
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(06/24/2012) [-]
I agree, plus the cracking sounds don't help.
#337 to #39 - glasgowrangers
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(06/24/2012) [-]
well it is all over funnyjunk and most people on funnyjunk are under 15's so that tells you something
#289 to #39 - bluedwarf
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(06/24/2012) [-]
I really hat that attitude to want to like and watch the series, because Aang left a good memory about it. But I am 19 now, studying, became more mature, live on my own..
There simply too many illogical moves the writers did, that it kills the mood in me, I'll throw out the scene when Tarlok captures Korra the first time, decides not to take her bending since there is no big audience to watch.
Then the 2nd time he has her with his blood bending and disables her in an empty hall... or Korra and all the other benders whining when they lose it, I mean what the hell, what do you think how the others who were born "pure" feel princess? The picture with that crazy looking girl saying "TELL ME I'M PRETTY" came in my mind.
Many many other things, but perhaps this could be used as an proof that this actually still is a kids show, as it doesn't satisfy the "seriousness" craved by adults. I like phantasies where everything fits, more or less.

I think I'll stop here with the end of first season, it just doesn't work for me any more.
#513 to #289 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
If you're talking about the scene when Amon captures Korra ( because Tarrlok can't take away bending) He doesn't take it away because there are too many benders on her side. There wouldn't be the revolution he wanted and all the benders would destroy the equalists. Not because he wanted a show.
Secondly, Asami wasn't born with bending but she makes the most of it. Think of it this way, if you lost your penis, would you cry about it? or would you say well I can't whine knowing there are women out there who are born with out penises. I think you would cry, because losing a special gift you were born with can't be fun. (authors note: special gift=bending, penis is an analogy).

One last thing, I can't fix all of your spelling mistakes, Mr. Mature 19 year old, but here's an easy way to remember how to spell Tarrlok.

Total
Asshole
Running
'Round
Legend
Of
Korra
#518 to #513 - bluedwarf
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(06/25/2012) [-]
touche, altough I wasn't really making it hard for you I must say. Yes that makes a lot more sense I was certain Amon mentioned something about audience, that's from which I started the premise that it was all about the show. My mistake
But that penis-special thing is still difficult to comprehend, penis doesn't change my life drastically, bending does - it's basically the most powerful weapon till recent inventions Asami's father brought to world, and I am just sympathizing with those normalos, it seamed to me that benders are feeling pretty repulsive about not-benders, and distanced from them, the world is build in a way that suits benders the best. Everytime they lost a bender it was as if he died, too much sorrow, but again this is just my personal opinion, so I cannot claim this as a fact.

I'll stay with my feelings then, no facts cause you are obviously much better informed/more interested in this subject then I am. I feel that the action and events of the show is forced in order to make everything fit. Every character seams unreal, with actions that are of a sadly shallow nature (kids show).
I didn't thought maturity was measured by how many spelling mistakes were made in a post, but I'll let that be your problem.
#523 to #518 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
I didn't mean to say you were immature, I just figured, since you commented on your studying, that you'd be anal about spelling like I am.
And yes he did say something about an audience but that wasn't his main point.
I agree with your opinion that the characters seem shallow, and maybe it is a kid's show, but I think I would watch it regardless of who it's made for. I feel like it's a good show and have seen most episodes twice (yes I'm aware I'm a fanboy), so naturally I care more and have retained more facts.

So I won't hold your opinion against you. Especially if you don't care as much as I do.

No hard feelings?
#524 to #523 - bluedwarf
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(06/25/2012) [-]
Please, we are both adults. I'm happy everytime I hear a different opinion with logic in its core.
#525 to #524 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
Me too man, I hope our paths cross again soon.
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#171 to #39 - panicordie
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Fart bending is all I have to say in counter argument.
#514 to #171 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
That is true, however it is on Nickelodeon, so there has to be some thing appealing to kids.
#81 to #39 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
TLAB=The Last Airbender(That ****** piece of work called a "move")
ATLA=Avatar: The Last Airbender or Avatar: the Legend of Aang (depending on country)
Get your **** straight because TLAB was **** and I hate that there's even a single connection with it and the tv show.
#527 to #81 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
Sorry man I had no idea.
I haven't even seen the movie but from what I've heard it's awful.
From the things I've heard about it, it shouldn't be related but I had no idea there was a difference in abbreviations.
I called it TLAB because I wasn't planning on saying ALOK.
I was also hoping people could infer with the context.
#292 to #81 - ViXi
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Well unlike you freaking out about it, everyone else ignores the movie. How about that? People can ignore things.
#526 to #292 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
Well put, thanks for the back up.
#248 to #81 - amonomous
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Chill out bro. We all knew what s/he was talking about when s/he said TLAB. You obviously didn't and for that you are retarded.
#528 to #248 - akneegrow
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(06/25/2012) [-]
Thanks for using your common sense and being polite.
#66 to #39 - clusterfuckk
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(06/24/2012) [-]
You sir, are perfect. I love you.
#52 to #39 - breakdancinghobo
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(06/23/2012) [-]
the creators of the show did this intentionally. they tried to get the same fans they had back in the day to watch the new show. they wanted a darker show.
#51 to #39 - brandonstanford
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(06/23/2012) [-]
they should put this on Toonami but, how ******* hard would it be for Adult Swim to buy them or copyright.
#42 to #39 - snowkitex [OP]
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Amen to that, you changed my mind
Amen to that, you changed my mind
#41 to #39 - WillWalrus
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Yeah that's what I was thinking, Korra was made as a treat for the now more mature fans of the original series.
#90 to #41 - rainbowtacos ONLINE
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Agreed

Im looking at you, Korra's boobs
#388 to #90 - shattubatu
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Oh, we're all looking at Korra's boobs
#519 to #388 - WillWalrus
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(06/25/2012) [-]
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#38 - Loppytaffy
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Let us add it to the drugs, alcohol, cheating (in romance and sports), gambling, bone cracking, reckless driving, disregard for the law, murdering, and sexual content.   
   
Tell me again why 4kids even bothered censoring?
Let us add it to the drugs, alcohol, cheating (in romance and sports), gambling, bone cracking, reckless driving, disregard for the law, murdering, and sexual content.

Tell me again why 4kids even bothered censoring?
#190 to #38 - sirgawain
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Let's not forget gang violence.
#170 to #38 - panicordie
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(06/24/2012) [-]
What is this about censorship?
#48 to #38 - pukingrainbows
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(06/23/2012) [-]
soccer moms
#266 to #48 - Loppytaffy
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Sokka's mom?
That's right, there's genocide, too- Kya was killed by the fire nation because they were killing off the waters benders who could have been the avatar.
#37 - awesomenessdefined
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(06/23/2012) [-]
All those times he dodged attacks, all those badass moments he created, all those people whose bending he took away. I feel like his death was really unfitting
#34 - hyrule
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Fortunately, the target audience was older than that of TLA.
#32 - anon
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Never in history have cartoons been only for children, and the entire Legend of Korra series was darker and more mature than a regular cartoon.
#55 to #32 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Like Iron Man Armored Adeventures. That show's AWESOME and very mature.
#29 - thespankster
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(06/23/2012) [-]
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#63 to #29 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
That scene was really sad, but that gif doesn't do it any justice. I just laughed my ass off because the explosion is so abrupt.
#198 to #63 - mrchewy
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Oh god, now that I read your comment I can't stop looking at it and laughing at the explosion.
#137 to #63 - lizardonfire
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Maybe this is better (black a white does wonders, fuking instagram)
Maybe this is better (black a white does wonders, fuking instagram)
#444 to #137 - condormcninja
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(06/24/2012) [-]
That's much better imo
#28 - mrgoodbunny
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(06/23/2012) [-]
In the entire Last airbender series, exactly ONE person died on camera. Combustion man.
The first season of LOK, we already have Two.
I think im going to like this series.
#176 to #28 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
No one cares about Jet lol
#410 to #176 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Jet didn't die.
#413 to #410 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Nvm Jet died
#71 to #28 - mrradical
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(06/24/2012) [-]
zhao and jet
#80 to #71 - mrgoodbunny
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(06/24/2012) [-]
both not "On" camera.
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#30 to #28 - snowkitex [OP]
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Remind me, how did combustion man die again?
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#309 to #31 - arnoldbusk
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(06/24/2012) [-]
That's actually pretty ******* gorish if you think about it.
#435 to #309 - slayzo
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Yeah, he basically blew his own head off, and because of the energy, it blew the rest of him up too.
#27 - herecomesjohnny
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(06/23/2012) [-]
The way i see it is Amon was pretty much castrating every bending, uh....'gland' he saw. That's the only explanation i can see....
#69 to #27 - tigerrish
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Maybe he interupted the bllod flow to the part of the brain that controls bending?
#23 - anon
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Actually the people who made this showing were aiming for the audience that they had already captured with the original airbender series (namely us) who are now older, however I am sure that kids are watching this as well (they gotta grow up sometime :P)
#22 - supermilk
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(06/23/2012) [-]
not to forget the seen with the bombing some parents a gonna throw a big tit fit about saying it's offensive because it's like pearl harbor
#19 - ericzxvc
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Before this happened I thought the taking away bending was just him somehow controlling everyone at once and holding their bending back. I thought everyone was going to get it back when he died.
#18 - fentom
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(06/23/2012) [-]
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#471 to #18 - kakariko
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#36 to #18 - izaya
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(06/23/2012) [-]
That drop of tear is killing me, I hate how even the baddest villains can be made into a victim.
#13 - kozo
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(06/23/2012) [-]
#11 - anon
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(06/23/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #10 at Sonic the Bounty Hunter ** < Mfw Amon is Tarlak's brother
#21 to #11 - gamerase
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(06/23/2012) [-]
That is actually a pretty good portrayal of my reaction.
#8 - sonsofsol
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Sad motivation made me sad. Well written though.
So did Amon know that Tarrlock was going to kill them? I thought he did.
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#9 to #8 - snowkitex [OP]
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(06/23/2012) [-]
I dont think he did.
#12 to #9 - pettergriffin
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(06/23/2012) [-]
I believe he did. from that last tear...
#67 to #12 - Sethorein ONLINE
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(06/24/2012) [-]
I thought that was a tear because he knew he was just lying to himself. That things could never be like they were in the good old days. Perhaps he knew what was happening behind him, perhaps he didn't... regardless, he didn't plan on stopping it.
#16 to #12 - snowkitex [OP]
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(06/23/2012) [-]
I think it was a tear of happiness to be with his brother again
#17 to #16 - pettergriffin
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(06/23/2012) [-]
from the wikia:

Tarrlok, however, used an Equalist glove to ignite the fuel tank, causing the boat to explode, presumably killing them both, though just before that Amon shed a tear, possibly indicating he knew of his brother's intention all along.
#26 to #17 - bazilx
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(06/23/2012) [-]
And since the Wikia is written by someone with no more credibility than any of us, it's not a very good source to cite. I agree with Snowkitex.
#24 to #17 - snowkitex [OP]
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Ok you win, but, "presumably killing them both"...

OMG I THINK AMON DIDNT DIE!! Seasoooon 2!!
#49 to #24 - pukingrainbows
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(06/23/2012) [-]
The creators have already stated that S2 will be a completely new story with an original antagonist.
#25 to #24 - pettergriffin
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Yea, but I gained some compassion for Amon in the last minutes... I believe that IF he survived, he will be a good guy.

anyways, i dont think he would have survived that... they clearly wanted to close his chapter right there, with the perfect mood set in the audience
#6 - Loppytaffy
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Don't worry, they only went to the Shadow Realm.

Oh wait
It's double ******* standards when it's American made!
#1 - pettergriffin
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(06/23/2012) [-]
Tarrlok is a Hero...
#7 to #1 - Marionintendo
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(06/23/2012) [-]
in a sorta crazy creepy nutjob way
#3 to #1 - garentei
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(06/23/2012) [-]
*an hero
#54 to #3 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
Seriously, someone get this man a medal
Seriously, someone get this man a medal
#10 to #3 - anon
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(06/23/2012) [-]
a hero*
#35 to #10 - plazmaflare
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(06/23/2012) [-]
My you're new aren't you?
#488 to #35 - feraligatrnommi
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(06/24/2012) [-]
And you believed an anon wasn't trolling, I think you're the new one bro
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#20 to #4 - zaeter
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(06/23/2012) [-]
An hero is going out in either an epic fashion or doing something heroic that immediately leads to the hero's death. Regular suicide is not an hero, but what Tarrlok did was.

Tarrlok is the an hero Gotham deserves.
#465 to #20 - anon
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(06/24/2012) [-]
an hero has nothing to do with being heroic you dumb tard
#286 to #20 - holyknighthun
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(06/24/2012) [-]

1) Committing suicide over something really stupid.

2) Failing to commit suicide over something really stupid.

3) Doing something stupid, which results in accidentally killing yourself.

4) Also sometimes used on the work safe boards for someone who deliberately posts porn, which is considered both "suicidal" (due to the ban that usually follows), but truly heroic.

Term originates from a grammatically incorrect poem posted at a myspace memorial for a boy (Mitchell) who killed himself when he couldn't find his ipod.

#62 to #20 - renlylikespenis
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(06/24/2012) [-]
an hero is a trolling synonym for committing suicide, used on the facebook memorial pages and such of teens and such. knowyourmeme.com/memes/an-hero
#436 to #62 - condormcninja
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(06/24/2012) [-]
And that is why I don't worship /b/ the way everyone seems to
#340 to #62 - ninaf
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