Promise Made of MoonlightLet me put you to bed tonightPromise Made of Moonlight7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and enfold you in these arms of mine.
Together we can while away the moonlight
as long as I stay by your side.
Listen to me and close your eyes,
sweet dreams are my promise;
this is your lullaby.
I Had to LeaveI'm trying to apologize for the damage I've done.I Had to Leave3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm trying to apologize for the man I've become.
Because I stand with my feet in a bloody mess,
I'm undeserving of your sweet forgiveness.
You wonder if I take pleasure in this savage game,
Or if I play for any possible gain.
But I promise, all I wanted was for you to be happy.
Some of my sweetest memories are of you laughing.
You wanted to find out why I was leaving.
You wanted to find out if my promises ever had meaning.
I always said what you wanted to hear,
Just to make you want to stay near.
Whether I felt that way or not is a mystery to ponder,
That is, if you care now that "we" are no longer.
Now there is only one thing left for me to say,
And that's that I hope you find a man that'll stay.
I hope that he will actually earn your love.
Getting to Anime North by TTCFrom Union Station:Getting to Anime North by TTC6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-Hop on the subway train going Northbound to Downsview(Very important because both sides are northbound. Don't board the one going to Finch)
-Get off at Lawrence West Station
-Make your way to the bus platform
-Get on the Malton 58 bus
-Get off in front of the Toronto Congress Centre
If you can't find the TTC from Union Station, don't be afraid to ask somebody. It's better than wandering around lost for who knows how long.
From Finch Station:
-Hop on the subway train, it only goes in one direction which is southbound
-Get off at Lawrence Station
-Make your way to the bus platform
-Get on the Lawrence bus headed toward Lawrence West Station
-Get on the Malton 58 bus
-Get off in front of the Toronto Congress Centre
From Kennedy Station:
-Hop on the subway train, it only goes in one direction which is westbound
-Get off at St.George Station
-Switch to the Northbound Yonge subway line (you have to head up)
-Get off at Lawrence West station
-Make your way to the b
A Guide to Popularity"Why doesn't my picture have more favorites?" "Why did they give them a DD but not me?" "Why won't anyone comment on my photo?" "Why do I have so few watchers?"A Guide to Popularity1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Everyone has asked themselves these questions one time or another. It's the thing we all desire here on DeviantART: Popularity.
When you make a wonderful piece of fanart that you're extremely proud of, but no one cares to tell you what a good job you did. When you pour your heart out in a flowing piece of poetry, but no one sympathizes with you. It's happened to all of us.
Here are my tips and guidelines on popularity!
How can people admire your work if they never see it? Simple: they can't. The solution to this is to join groups. Maybe one, maybe two, maybe over three-hundred. Find groups that will show off your art for all of DeviantART to see!
However, it's best you only join active groups. Some groups will simply accept your art, and that will be it. They won't hold contests, or have
Lost and FoundLost and FoundLost and Found4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By Layla Aka Fallonkyra
Toph paced back and forth, rubbing her swollen belly. She stopped as a cramp closed it way across her womb. Katara jumped from the couch she was sitting on and was at Toph's side in seconds.
"Toph, you need to sit, you doing this to your self is not helping you or the baby." Katara lead Toph to the couch and made her sit.
Katara pulled some water out of her water skins and ran the water over Toph's belly. "WOW, Toph. He is one strong baby" the burses on Toph belly where bad.
"She" Toph corrected Katara, "She's an earthbender."
Katara smiled "Sokka is going to be so happy."
Toph sigh and tear rolled down her cheek. Katara looked at the girl who was going to be her sister in law. "What's wrong? You should be happy you are having a healthy baby girl."
"THE SAME THING THAT'S WRONG WITH YOU." Toph yelled, "and don't lie to me Katara, it bothers you, just as much as it does me."
"Zuko and Aang are trying to find him?" Katara felt the pain she had being
Out Of Key~Zutara Week 2010--Harmony~Out Of Key5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Why, Katara wanted to know. Why did he have to screw up everything she had worked so hard to perfect, all order in camp, the group's entire schedule?
She always had a planned outline of her day that she followed strictly. Roll up her sleeping bag, wash her face, brush her hair, slip her dress over her bindings, and go out to start breakfast. Clean the dishes after the morning meal and then gather laundry so everyone could have clean clothes. Lunch was a free-for-all: if you were that hungry, get up and make your own food.
Training sessions were always next, when the sun was almost exactly overhead. First she would spar with Toph, then with Aang, then with Zuko. She alternated days training in hand-to-hand combat with Suki, learning how to knock out a grown man in a single punch, between days where Sokka would teach her how to properly hold a dagger or a sword. If it was Thursday, her training would be abandoned and replaced with a trip t
ZW Day 1: CrossoverZutara Week 2009: CrossoverZW Day 1: Crossover6 years ago in Teen More Like This
The Little Mermaid/Avatar
Katara sighed as she sat on her tiny island, her blue tail smacking the rolling waves. A frown draped across her lips, her head perched on her arm.
To her, life in the sea was one thing: Boring.
Even though she was the only daughter of the sea king, Hakoda, doted on and bathed in luxury, nothing seemed to give her any excitement. So each day, she would sneak out of the palace with her young fish friend, Aang, and swim far out and up to the surface to come to that very rock and gaze at the skies and the very distant shore. On some days, she could see little figures moving on the beach: humans.
Humans are dangerous creatures, Katara! It is forbidden to have any kind of contact
with them- If we are discovered, it will mean the end of us all!
Dad really needs to grow some gills. Katara thought, recalling Hakodas words.
Katara, shouldnt we be heading back to the palace now? Aang asked, poki
Zutarian Symbolism JustifiedZutarian Symbolism Justified7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
**Spoilers for Firebending Masters**
Ok, so this is going to look familiar to anyone whos read my recent journal entry about Firebending Masters But I actually decided to extend this so I can get this idea out to more people, beyond those who read my Journal.
Why? Well, I know its just a theory, but I feel that theres more hate being directed at Zutarians these days, and our ideas of Zutarian symbolism seems to be a hot topic that bashers of our ship and shippers bring up.
I am mainly directing this at my fellow Zutarians as a proposal of ideas and theory, but Id also be satisfied if others read it and it gave a little more consideration to our ship and our views Im not doing this to change the people who are against the ship, Im just offering the idea, like I said.
But itd be great if there could be a better understanding between the ships Because honestly. Were 8 episodes away from the end of the series, and we ar
Zutara ABCs: ELECTRIFYINGZutara ABCs: ELECTRIFYING5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The ABCs of Zutara: ELECTRIFYING
Written by Katie Jo aka AVidZktjo
It had been months since he'd joined the Avatar and his gang in their quest to defeat his father. Ozai was in prison, Azula in chains, and everything was on its way to being restored to its original splendor. And yet another explosion sent Zuko flying into the wall behind him. "When am I ever going to get this right!?" It was hopeless, he thought, but still he rose with the sun each morning to practice the art of bending lightning. All his practice was getting him nowhere though, and every morning he would stomp off to his study to meditate and cool down. That morning was no different except for the fact that a certain Water Tribe warrior was waiting for him.
"Sokka. I'm not in the mood."
Katara's annoying brother didn't even think twice about Zuko's distraught expression. He just started talking. "So, Zuko, you know we'll be leaving soon and all that, and Katara will be staying behind because you, we
Nickname - Zutara TwinsI dont own the Avatar: The Last Airbender or any of its characters.Nickname - Zutara Twins7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The nine years old prince was lying on the thick branch of a tree in the Royal Gardens, one of his hands laid beneath his head, while the other made him stabile. His dark blue clothing helped him in hiding while his always calm blue gaze followed the clouds above. It was a beautiful day, with only a slight breeze which moved the leaves around him
Zuk-zuk! As the almost twinkling sound of his sister sounded from somewhere below him, his lips pressed together into a narrow line. They were playing hide and seek. It was nothing more than that but after Amaya could not find her twin brother for a while now she decided to change her tactic. And she knew what he could not stand for too long. Zuk-zuk, where are youuu ?
Kazuki gritted his teeth. From the corner of his eyes, he finally saw her: his sister, Amaya. Her red and gold clothing was easy to be seen from his
Zutara Week Day Two: BloodZuko! Katara screamed again, staring down. Thankfully, he managed to land on a ledge and was spared from the jagged rocks at the bottom. But that didnt leave him unscathed. He lay there, bleeding, and only half-conscious.Zutara Week Day Two: Blood6 years ago in Teen More Like This
'Oh, Yue, what have I done?!'
Katara? Katara, howd you get over here? And wheres Zuko? Sokka asked, as everyone returned from the market. Katara stood up from kneeling on the ground and turned around, face streaked with tears.
Before anyone could comment, Toph yelled, Sparky! She rushed over to the gorge and took a stance. Stomping the ground and swiftly raising her arms, she caused the ledge to detach itself from the wall of the cliff and rise. Everyone gasped as they saw Zukos bleeding body.
Katara, what happened?
these masks we wearThe moonlight trickles through the tree branches brightly, which makes it easy for the Painted Lady to see the dirt path as she glides through the forest. She can hear the river flowing gently a few feet from her, but she continues on the road, stopping at the first hut on the right.these masks we wear5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Inaudibly she slips into the home and crept past the two sleeping figures on the mat and then crouched down to the small bundle on the corner of the room. The bundle coughs harshly, Katara cringes when she hears the labored breathing and the harsh sound, and then rolls over, revealing that it is not a bundle after all but a small little boy.
Katara takes a deep breath and places her hands gently on the boy's chest, and her hands glow blue. She watches as the boy's face grows uncomfortable to serene, like a child who is having a pleasant dream.
Katara smiles. This is the best part of acting as the Painted Lady once again, seeing the relief of people when they find out that they are healed, or that there is
EyesWalking into the room Zuko saw one of the most beautiful and most terrifying scenes in his life. Katara was in the bed, propped up with pillows, holding and cooing at a bundle of red in her arms. She looked a little haggard but had the most amazing smile on her face. She looked up at him with the same smile. "Come meet our son." Our son, she said, his son he thought walking over to the pair.Eyes4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"He's so tiny."
Her smile turned into a smirk. "He didn't feel that way a few hours ago. You can hold him you know."
"I'll drop him."
"You're not going to drop him. Here, sit next to me if you're so worried."
"I'm not worried but dropping him, well it could somehow effect his future. We talked about this but I don't want to worry about this affecting him too. I also know that if I ever do something that you disapprove of, or whatever words you used, you'll water whip me into n
Zutara Week Day Five:FirefliesThe Gaang had hit the Ember Island streets again, just walking around, because after a week of hard practicing, they were ready to relax a little. Katara and Suki wanted to find a spa, Toph wanted to find a muddy place to frolic around in, Aang just wanted to see the town, Sokka wanted to look at weapons, and Zuko was dragged along to make sure they didnt get lost.Zutara Week Day Five:Fireflies6 years ago in Teen More Like This
Hey! Theres a weapons shop! Im just gonna stop there and look around, kay? Sokka said, veering off toward the right.
Ill go with him, Aang said, and Toph nodded. Katara said it was ok, but made Zuko go along with him so Sokka wouldnt get in trouble. The banished prince grumbled, but in the end, agreed that it was probably best he went.
Well, that leaves us two! Lets ask someone to see if there are any good spas here, Suki said and Katara nodded. Walking up to an old lady
Zutara - Kissin' UZutara - Kissin' U5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sparks fly its like electricity
I might die when I forget how to breathe
You get closer and there's nowhere in this world I'd rather be
Time stops like everything around me is frozen
And nothing matters but these few moments when you opened my mind to things I never seen
Our eyes locked when you entered the room. My heart stops. You smile and make your way to my side.
"Hey Katara." OH, the way you say my name!
I open my mouth to answer, but then realize I haven't taken a breath since you arrived.
"Hi," I say. I blushed, did it really sound that obvious that I was out of breath?
Your eyes were still on mine, I was lost in them, the many fiery shades of gold. It reflected a totally different world. How you saw the world. So different. You never
A Lady's Grace - PaintedZukoA Lady's Grace - PaintedZuko5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I don't own the Avatar: The Last Airbender or any of its characters.
A Lady's Grace - PaintedZuko
After standing up against his father once again, Zuko had finally redeemed himself. He broke his uncle out of his prison, leaving the Fire Nation Capital with the hope that he would not return until the day he could claim his rightful place on the throne.
But his roughest decisions had always come with consequences.
With his actions, the change in his conflicted personality resurfaced while they were hiding in the Earth Kingdom again. Trying to reach its peak, his fever turned worse even faster than before.
Just like during his illness in Ba Sing Sei, nightmare after nightmare haunted Zuko, trying to break his soul within its already weakened shell. Memories of flames, pain and loss the sneer of the Fire Lord, the taunting smile if his enemies, and the almost disgusted look of his own sister chased after one another in his mind while the fever intensified.
His uncle had been w
100th.Chall.27.FREEDOM ISN'T F27. FREEDOM ISN'T FREE.100th.Chall.27.FREEDOM ISN'T F4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Those words kept ringing in Chell's ears as he rode the elevator up.
It was the strangest thing that ever happened to her.
Granted, the singing turrets were a bit unusual too, but GLaDOS just letting her go, setting her free the moment she was the most vulnerable and easiest to kill was unbelievable.
It was so not GLaDOS.
Actually Chell didn't believe it at all.
She just knew she would end up in another test chamber, hearing the sadistic voice of GLaDOS saying she had been enhancing the truth once more.
When the elevator stopped she saw a big vault-like door and sighed.
Just as she expected.
But the door opened and warm, yellow light came streaming in.
Half-blinded Chell stepped out, feeling a bit naked without her portal gun.
It took her eyes a bit to get adjusted to the bright light, but when they did Chell saw the most beautiful thing she ever saw.
An endless wheat field waved in a soft summer breeze.
Birds flew by, twittering and chasing each othe
Zutara Week Day FourGuess what I got? Sokka sang annoyingly, prancing around carrying a large pitcher. Everyone was sitting in the same room as they had a few days ago (see Jealousy) looking at Sokka oddly.Zutara Week Day Four6 years ago in Teen More Like This
Gee, I wonder Katara said sarcastically. Sokka ignored her and hoisting the jar higher, announced, Cactus juice!
Katara and Toph groaned.
Sokka Katara began, but stopped, just shaking her head. Toph just snorted.
You are as dumb as you sound, Snoozles.
Aang, Suki, and Zuko looked at the girls and Sokka in confusion.
Whats wrong with cactus juice? Aang asked.
Sokka and cactus juice equals disaster. Katara then proceeded to try and take the juice away from Sokka.
Aw, Katara! Come on! Sokka whined, but Katara ignored him and took the pitcher and threw it outside.
Sulking, Sokka headed to
Different Rules~Zutara Week 2010--Change~Different Rules5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Clouds swirled dully in a dreary, drab, and utterly depressing shade of gray. Humidity hung heavily in the air, portending the monsoon season in the Fire Nation. It was nasty and sticky and dark out: all the more reason to say inside and sleep in.
These were Katara's thoughts as she stay curled up under the sheets of her new bed, burying her head farther into the plush pillow. Thus, when Fire Lord Zuko moved lazily from her side and began stripping himself of his sleepwear, she protested grumpily.
"Mmm, come back," she muttered, turning over with what seemed to be a great deal of effort. "It's too early."
Zuko glanced over at her with mild amusement as he tied the strings of his loose red pants in a careless bow at his hips. Her eyes were mere slits of sapphire against the bronze of her skin, watching his every move. "It's nearly eleven," he argued placidly.
"Yeah, it's too early," she repeated.
He chuckled lightly under his breath. "Sorry," he apologi
how to dis-a-pare completelyhow to dis-a-pare completely12 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
And she was anonymous but I knew her quite well. It was raining that day, and I gave up. If it isn\'t love then I rather not feel at all but that itself is a sin. I heard this familiar voice in the background; his voice was dull, frail, and very unnoticeable if you weren\'t paying attention. He reminded me what love was and how keeping away from it was the best option, he reminded me that I was wrong and pathetic for even thinking the way I did--but he forgave me. He told me suicide was an easy way out but only pussies take the easy way out. He wasn\'t anonymous but I didn\'t know him at all. He told me to wake up and I did.
My apartment was smaller then others, a lot smaller, bedroom size to be exact. I didn\'t have any need for space. I lived alone. No one came in or out of my apartment except me, I hardly ever went out anyways. I slept on the floor, I didn\'t have any hot water, my fridge was empty, and my room overall was empty. I had no job, all I had was myself--that wa
Zutara ABCs: GONEZutara ABCs: GONE5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The ABCs of Zutara: GONE
Written by Katie Jo aka AVidZktjo
AN UNOFFICIAL SEQUEL TO FOREVER
The sound of her father's gentle calling barely registered with her but still she managed to stop and say in an even tone of voice, "I'm fine, Dad," before continuing along the corridor toward her bedroom.
As her family watched her walk away, the blind earthbender stepped up beside the torn old man and told him, "She's lying." Toph barely managed to get the words out before her throat constricted and her sobbing continued.
Wrapping his arm around her shaking shoulders, Hakoda replied, "She'll be lying to herself for a long time, Toph." His arms tightened around her then as he added, "We all will." Tears began to roll along all their faces and everyone gathered around the grieving pair. Each one of them was caught up in the tender embrace and every hallway of the Fire Nation palace was filled with the sound of their endless weeping.
As the expressionless Fire Lady w
Future Destiny - ZutaraFuture Destiny - ZutaraFuture Destiny - Zutara5 years ago in Romance More Like This
He was always in my dreams. Every night without fail he'd be there.
I sat up in bed, breathing heavily, a cold sweat clinging to my skin. Putting a hand to my head, I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to calm myself. Why was this happening? So much time had passed since I'd last seen him, so why did I still think about him when I had no reason to?
I jumped at the sound of a soft knocking at my door. "Katara? You up yet?" Came the familiar voice of Aang, my best friend and boyfriend for a year.
"Y-yeah. What is it Aang?"
"We got a letter from the Fire lord! Hurry up and join us in the kitchen so we can open it!" He always sounded so enthusiastic. I smiled to myself and pushed away the bed covers, hesitating as my blue eyes caught the paleness of my skin. My hands trembled as I held them up, a flash of memory coming back to me.
The lighting, the pain. 'Help him Katara! You have to help him,' was all I could think.
"Zuko!" I yelled and rushed forward, holding my hand
Zutara - Secrets Chapter 1Zutara - Secrets Chapter 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Note from Author: This is the sequel to "Zutara Scars," but you do not need to have read "Scars" to read this one.
Zutara Secrets Chapter 1
"How was your trip? What happened?" Aang practically jumped on me when Appa had landed.
"It was okay," I said giving a side glance to Zuko who returned the glace as he grabbed his pack. I slipped by Aang and jumped to the ground.
Aang followed and landed next to me, "What about the Southern Raiders?"
I grit my teeth, I had not forgotten, but Zuko had helped take my mind of them. I clenched my fists and looked away from the curious boy in front of me. "We found him," I said darkly, then shoved by the avatar.
"And?" he followed me.
But then Zuko came to my rescue, "Aang!" Aang stopped following me. "Let her have some space," Zuko said.
I heaved a heavy sigh and marched toward the ocean water. I looked out toward the sunset on the horizon, it caused the sky to be a beautiful orange color. I slowed my pace and slowly walked ont