As a sidenote, if i dont reply to a specific section its because i either agree or have covered thoughts on that section before and feel that we've reached a natural end point in that particular aspect.
"Because we got close to finishing the finale"
He didnt even bother to suggest the idea to the network until the last episode was almost complete... no wonder the ending felt rushed to people
He admits to having a mindset believing that the unwritten rule was law despite factual evidence contradicting him in everything. It was a completely unwritten rule, because there simply was no rule - as he discovered when he actually bothered to talk to the Network about the idea in late 2013.
Remember this wasnt the 1990's or the early 2000's when they were trialing LGBT characters on TV and film. Homosexual relationships were legal in quite a few places by the 2000's. He was not some knight in shining armour trying to fight against the evil of Networks who hated the LGBT community which is how i feel he's portraying himself in his writing... instead he is just a writer who felt that his idea would be turned down so he didnt bother to mention it.
This was late into 2013 when he finally decided to approach the network and put Korra and Asami into a relationship, at which stage the script for season 4 was already complete, the only episode he decided to actually have them do anything major was the final episode regardless of whether there are subtle hints that some viewers noted or not.
This resulted in the relationship shown suffering, Korra and Asami barely got any actual romantic development. Regardless of whether you support Mike or Byran's viewpoint of events, its clear that Korrasami never actually got to blossom into an on-screen portrayal of lesbians - while other shows that aired years before managed to at least give us a likeable portrayal of a romance even if it resulted in laughs
1) I dont mind a personal side of things, but i mind that he seems to be trying to use the show to be something bigger than what it is. Rather than risky shows that pushed the boundaries, Korra had two characters stand and hold hands while romantic music played.
Its a nice touch, but by this stage we had already seen LGBT explored more in other cartoons and by the end of series 4 - Steven Universe with its plethora of Gem's that were basically female lesbians had 35 episodes. There's a few cases of censorship, but thats more due to the implications.
2) This is true for real life, but how much of that did we actually see that can be destinctly confirmed as a romantic relationship developing over time? Remembering that according to Bryan he only approached the network about it late into the finale for series 4.
3) While this is true, its interesting how Byran doesnt acknowledge the clear connections the series has with Avatar - other than to generally disregard the relationship between Aang and Katara.
I'm not trying to change opinions either, but the factual evidence showing him saying certain things cannot simply be dropped to support the opinions.