12:00 pm EDT, September 1, 2013

Introducing SeptBender: Hypable’s ‘Legend of Korra’ extravaganza!

Ladies and gentlemen, benders and non-benders! Hypable happily welcomes you to SeptBender, our month-long celebration of the long-awaited The Legend of Korra season 2 premiere!

Are you sad that summer is over? Are you bummed about hitting the books? Don’t be down – there is a silver lining to the month of September!


That’s right folks! Starting today, The Legend of Korra will be taking over Hypable!

What does that mean?

Every day in the month of SeptBender, your trusty Hype-benders will be posting articles about The Legend of Korra! We’ll be bringing you infographics, interviews, reviews, relationships, thoughts, theories, and even the occasional GIF post!


See? Bolin likes GIFs!

Why are you guys doing this?

For a bunch of reasons!

  1. We LOVE The Legend of Korra (“Talking about real love!”) and we want to share our powerful emotional feely-stuff with all of you!
  2. We are ridiculously, crazily, holy-polar-bear-dog-Batman excited for the premiere of The Legend of Korra season 2 on Friday, Sept. 13. It’s been a long wait since Book 1: Air ended last June, and we want to bring Korra and Krew back in as Hype-tastic a fashion as possible!
  3. We want to celebrate YOU! Yes, you, the The Legend of Korra fans from all four nations and beyond! SeptBender isn’t just about us posting awesome articles every day about the most delicious animal hybrids. (Okay, someone may have vetoed that one…)

SeptBender is about rejoicing in what joins us all together as Avatar fans, and giving the amazing and passionate Legend of Korra fans the attention and appreciation you deserve!

Can I join in?

You bet! First, you can help us spread the word by using the hashtag #SeptBender to share the Legend of Korra goodness in the world of social media.

Then jump into the discussion on all of our articles, and write up your own posts in our News By You section! Send us your theories, champion your dearest ships, broadcast your burning questions, and tell us what you think about The Legend of Korra season 2!

Let’s do this thing!

Be sure to check Hypable every day for the newest SeptBender content, and return to this post for the complete list of everything we’ve done!

Rewatch all of The Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon.com, and then check out our infographic of the top 12 lessons from season 1 for a taste of what’s about to come in SeptBender!

See you tomorrow, Avatards!



Best moments from the Legend of Korra season 2 trailer, in GIFs
To kick off SeptBender, we collected GIFs of the most epic moments from the trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con, and speculated on what these teasing shots might mean for the upcoming season.

A spoilerphobe’s expectations for the Legend of Korra season 2 premiere
Our lone unspoiled SeptBender writer takes on the Legend of Korra season 2 premiere, filling in the blank slate of “Rebel Spirit” with her character and plot predictions for the highly-anticipated episode.

Interview: David Faustino talks fighting Mako’s battles on The Legend of Korra
David Faustino chatted with Hypable about his role as the brave (though romantically-challenged) firebender Mako – and teased a few exciting developments in The Legend of Korra season 2!

SeptBender theory: Have we seen a sixth type of bending?
As the Legend of Korra season 2 premiere approaches, we put our theorizing caps on and explore a possible sixth form of bending in Korra’s world.

Five past characters we want to see in The Legend of Korra season 2
Though some characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender have appeared in The Legend of Korra already, there is still a wealth of characters from that we have not seen or heard from yet. We explore five we hope to see in season 2.

The best quotes of The Legend of Korra season 1 (infograph)
We took a look back at season 1 of The Legend of Korra and collected our favorite quotes in an awesome infographic!

Five takeaways from the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics
The Avatar: The Last Airbender comics have helped us weather the wait for The Legend of Korra season 2 and given us insight into the original cast post-series. In honor of SeptBender, we look at five things we’ve learned from the comics.

Eight series you already love that prove you’ll enjoy The Legend of Korra
We took eight series you already love that we cover on Hypable that we’re SURE prove that you’ll love The Legend of Korra! You’d be surprised just how much series like Harry Potter and Pokémon relate to Korra!

Why Mako deserves a clean slate in The Legend of Korra season 2
We took a close look at the controversial character of Mako, and made our case for why the rough-edged firebender deserves a fresh start from fans in season 2.

Interview: The Legend of Korra‘s PJ Byrne on the beauty of being Bolin
PJ Byrne chatted with us about his role in as the perpetually optimistic earthbender, as well as acting, San Diego Comic-Con, and the amazing tenacity of Korra fans!

Theory: All benders can equivalate Bloodbending
How can all benders in The Legend of Korra universe do their own form of Bloodbending? We break apart all of the ways this is possible with Airbenders, Firebenders, Earthbenders, and Energybenders.

A journey to The Legend of Korra season 2 in GIFs
We take you through step by step the fandom’s exact feelings while waiting for season 2 announcements, in a handy GIF format!

Six Korra cosplayers that will take your breath away
We searched the internet for the best of the best when it comes to portraying our beloved titular character in real life.

Our favorite moments from the season 2 premiere, in GIFs
We took our favorite moments from The Legend of Korra season 2 premiere and discussed them below a gif of the moment! That sure was an epic fight at the end of 2×01!

Exploring the comics controversy over Zuko’s backstory
There was a big shocking reveal about Zuko’s backstory revealed in the comics for Avatar: The Last Airbender! What does this mean for the future of the series?

The 25 coolest pieces of Legend of Korra merchandise
Like most fans, you probably want to share your love for your favorite shows with others. Check out the 25 coolest pieces of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra merchandise Etsy has to offer.

The best The Legend of Korra minor characters (GIFs)
The Legend of Korra has a lot of amazing side characters. We’ve picked out the best and discussed what makes them so special!

Interview: Jeremy Zuckerman discusses music-bending on The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra composer Jeremy Zukerman chatted with Hypable about composing for television, an unexpected soundtrack, and the times when he just has to freak out.

Everything I learned in life I learned from Katara
Katara is an amazing human being who has taught us a lot of life lessons. Check out how our favorite The Last Airbender character has changed our life forever!

SeptBender’s YA Day!
Four fantastic young adult authors – Beth Revis (Across the Universe,) Ellen Oh (Prophesy,) Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy,) and Marie Lu (Legend) – spoke to us about why they all adore The Legend of Korra!

Our top five platonic relationships in The Legend of Korra
While shipping is a major part of any fandom experience, romantic relationships aren’t the only types of love we see in our favorite shows. With the new season of The Legend of Korra in full swing, we look at our top five canonically platonic relationships.

Top 10 Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes
Avatar: The Last Airbender is the amazing series that started it all! We’ve picked the best episodes of the original series for the convenience of all super Avatards.

Interview: Gene Yang on the work of writing in the world of Avatar
Gene Yang, the writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender continuation comics, chatted with Hypable about getting to create new stories in a world he loves.

Why imperfections make The Legend of Korra season 2 perfect
Imperfection has been a serious theme so far in The Legend of Korra season 2 – but here’s why it makes the show kind of perfect.

SeptBender: The Conclusion
You’ve read every news story, feature, interview, and episode recap during our The Legend of Korra season 2 return celebration. Get feelbendy with us as we reflect on the amazing experience!

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