Which is exactly why it is pertinent, you act like they had nothing but casual encounters under their belt, but that isn't true. They may have kept coming up, but Zhu Li still had very few lines. But the claim that it was "bad writing" couldn't hold water if it bent it, never has, and never will. And I never gave a shit, I love Avatar because I love the story, I hate Korra because it was more concerned with being inclusive than telling a good story. It's true Asami broke up with Mako at that time, but that never stopped the romantic triangle to resume in Book Two, when Asami came back to him.
That's my belief about them.
Subliminal messages in Avatar
Well i never indicated that rivalry extended all the way to the fourth season, nor did i specify a time as to when it happened anyways. Every movement, every word, means something. I doubt she and Korra would suddenly turn lesbian for each other and completely abandon their straightality don't argue, definitely a word. I know bisexuals who are in a opposite sex relationship and are still sexually attracted to the same sex. Back to the shoe analogy, you try to put on one and it is uncomfortable for that foot, so you put it on the other.