When Korra met NagaWhen Korra met Naga3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author note: Just a quickie one shot. I did the cover in 20 minutes :I
"Hyaa! Hyaaaa! Take that you mook! I'm a warrior! Dakkadakkadakkka!" The little child yelled once and again as she directed blasts of fire towards her sifu.
"Avatar Korra! Stop this foolishness already and get back to earthbending." He shouted in turn.
"But there's no earth here, practicing stances is boring! And it's dang cold, I wanna make some fire and eat fish with mum and dad!" She replied, sticking her tongue out as she punched fire here and there.
"There's nothing to burn either, so that is pointless, and you will see your parents at the end of the day. Practicing will keep you warm until then." The beardy man in green reproached.
"What if I make a fire outta you, huh?"
The girl's threat alerted the earthbending master, who adopted a protective stance, only to realize that he really was in lack of something to bend, due to the several meters of snow which covered the White Lotus Order shelter i
What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Thursday, April 28th, 2011 -
"He was trying to help, Katara."
"It wasn't his business to do that."
"And it's your business to try hooking me up with Toph?"
"That's not...a personal issue. That's just dating."
"Just dating. Because that hasn't caused any of us drama this year."
Katara's hands ran up through her hair with a huff. She paused, trying to contain herself.
"Can we drop this?"
"Can you drop this?" Sokka countered. "That's the entire point. You won't let things go."
"And you're so good at that."
"Well, I try. Yea."
"Mm. Like how you kept going back and forth with Suki."
"Come on, Sis. Let's not do this."
"No! No, you want to keep talking," Katara pressed in her expectedly snippy fashion. "So let's talk. You moved on when Mom died, but you can't let go of Ulrika."
"Katara, I didn't-...It's not that simple, I think about Mom all the time, but...-"
"But it doesn't bother y
What I Learned at SRU -91-What I Learned at SRU -91-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 91 - Keepsakes
"We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
~ David Brower
"Yea, I'm knee deep in articles for the Lotus this weekend, I won't have time until Sunday night. That reminds me, Ursa, you can't forget to get those photos developed tomorrow." She sighed at her empty CPO box - no mail. Not even today. Go figure...
"Don't worry, Kya, I'll take care of it," Ursa insisted from across the way, sniffing at the bouquet of roses she'd received.
"Rad. And Joel, did you finish editing that...-? Joel?" Kya frowned. As usual, Joel Fitzpatrick was off in another world, this time preoccupied with whatever he'd received today.
"What do you have there, Joel?" Ursa wondered.
Joel didn't respond, his olive eyes scanning the hand-written page eagerly. Ursa could see his freckled cheeks turning pink as his eyelids slid down with day-dreaming affection at the photograph that had been incl
Zuko Chinese CharactersZuko Chinese Characters6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Zuko Chinese Characters
師 Fire - Master Of Fire
憤 Anger, resentment - Anger At Himself For Not Capturing The Avatar
哀 Sorrow - For The Lose Of His Mom
慾 Desire - For The Love Of His Father
友誼 Fellowship, friendship - His New Friends In Team Avatar
烈火君 Firelord - The New Firelord Of The Fire Nation!
'内心的' Battle Within ('inner struggle' as opposed to a civil war) - The Battle Within Himself To Do The Right Thing
蓝神 The Blue Spirit - Zuko Is The Blue Spirit!
火辣 Sexy - The Hottest Guy In The Fire Nation xD
奮鬥 Struggle - The Struggles He Has Faced
妹妹 Little Sister - The Constant Battles Of Brother vs. Sister!
命運 Destiny - He Choose His Own Destiny And You Can Too!
Worthy (Toph x Zuko one-shot)Worthy (Toph x Zuko one-shot)3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A/N: While not actually FOR my project, Esteemed, this flash fiction is based on some of the ideas I have in mind for it. This one-shot (and the fan art accompanying it) is a late Christmas present to my good friend, DeviantArt user eevee445.
Toph sniffed the warm vapors, taking in the grassy scent. She clutched her tired fingers around the cup, savoring the heat the seeped through her calloused skin.
"Thanks," she breathed out, her eyelids having slid closed.
"You're welcome," Zuko replied, pouring his own cup. He paused, caught off guard by this brief moment of serenity in Toph's face. Her eyes closed, a peacefully neutral expression about her...Her hair was a complete mess, of course, and her outfit was...somewhat lacking in pizazz, but in that short-lived moment, Zuko found himself acknowledging that despite Toph's best efforts, she was growing into a fine young woman. The dirt, the untamed hair, and the foul, snarky looks held that fact back, and in turn, drove aw
[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 4[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 43 years ago in Drama More Like This
The kiss before they invaded the fire nation.
She had entirely forgotten about it.
Her first kiss.
With her best friend, who was also like a little brother to her.
The feeling in her stomach grew worse.
Is this what people are talking about when they say you get 'butterflies in your belly'? She had always imagined it totally different, more like happiness and joy instead of guilt and sickness.
Was it wrong to kiss him? Does he have a crush on me? Am I having a crush on him? Am I raising his hopes for something more than friendship?
So many questions and no answers.
Everyone was tugging into their dinner greedily since Katara entirely forgot to fix lunch for them. The mood was lightly and happy and Katara let herself get swept with the mood, trying to forget her worries.
She noticed Zuko looking at her sometimes during the meal in what looked like agony. She got annoyed and gave him a dirty look so he would look away.
If she only knew Zuko could feel her pain himself because
Precious BondIt had been a long, weary day for Lin. A certain anguish followed her steps as she wandered through the late-night streets of Republic City. Up until that day she'd been good at masking her emotions, but as she recalled the day's events in her mind, she couldn't keep her feelings from twisting inside of her.Precious Bond3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The spirits had a funny way of keeping things balanced, to say the least. A firebender of the triple threat triad had broken into the Sato mansion and killed the wife of Hiroshi Sato, one of Republic City's most reknown inventors. She'd felt nothing but sorrow for the broken family, though she'd kept her composure official. She had known Mrs. Sato; talked to her a couple times at large events. The woman had reminded her much of Katara: so sweet and caring. As Captain of the Metalbending Police, she had been assigned to the case, while the Chief--her mother--healed from a threatening injury she'd received days earlier.
Lin felt a twinge of guilt. She'd been so caught up in work that
ATLA: Forever Korra walked in slowly, frightened of seeing her dead. Of finding her waterbending teacher cold and lifeless. But no, she was still alive, if only just.ATLA: Forever3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Katara?" she asked timidly. The waterbender opened her eyes and turned her head to look at the young girl.
"Korra," she whispered, "come in." Korra stepped in and shut the door quietly behind her. Tenzin, Kya, and Bumi were already sitting around their mother, their eyes slightly red and watery from crying.
"How are you?" the avatar asked the old woman softly. Katara smiled and closed her eyes.
"I'm ready," she murmured. "I've been waiting nineteen years. I'm ready." Kya turned into Bumi's shoulder and sobbed. Her mother was so close to death, yet so close to being back with Aang. She was so re
What I Learned at SRU -81-What I Learned at SRU -81-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: With the Legend of Korra finally on air and us meeting new characters and new themes - many of which are actually lining up with stuff I already planned for SRU (go figure) - expect to be seeing more Korra stuff referenced within SRU context, where appropriate. As in the past, I'm obviously taking artistic liberation with characters to suit the purposes of a modern-day setting in which they all can co-exist. With that in mind, some more side-characters will show up that have some kind of role to play in what I have planned.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 81 - Bend
- Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 -
The lobby was desolate and depressingly quiet. The silence was unnerving to Toph as she squirmed in her uncomfortable seat in the corner. Her eyes hung heavy, and she'd nodded off a couple of times now. By this point she had no idea if it was midnight or 3am or...whatever. It was late, though, she could say that much - if she had the gall to cut through the heavy silen
ZKM-StrangerHe saw her from across the room and became memorized instantly. The mask she wore just enhanced the dress she wore. He knew right away he had to find more about her. He had to be with her. She even seemed to encourage him sending him sly smiles and winks.ZKM-Stranger3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Dance with me," he whispered to her. He pulled her closer to him until he could feel her heartbeat. "You look amazing in that dress."
"Thank you." A small blush appeared under her mask.
"I don't know who you are, but I must be with you tonight and every night."
"Zuko, I'm your wife Katara." She rolled her eyes.
"Shh. Remember, tonight we're strangers."
WildChild 01.:Written VersionWildChild 01.:Written Version9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Like a deer-hare that's bungled into the hunter's snare, my time had run out.
"Hold 'im – he ain't getting' away again!"
My breath came in rasping heaves, burning my lungs and throat. Sweat and blood from the cut in my forehead streamed into my eyes, nearly blinding me. On all sides, dark shapes crowded around, mocking, threatening.
"Not so tough now, are ya?"
"Yer gonna pay for what you did to me, punk!"
"Let's stick him with his own arrows, see how he likes it!"
They seized my arms, holding them fast (I was almost grateful, for by then, I could barely stand on my own).
"Hahaha – he ain't even tryin' to yell or nothin'!"
"Like anybody'd help him?"
"Maybe he don't know how to talk – ha ha!"
I know how to talk, I almost said. Almost. I was not so weak that an enemy could goad me into speaking when I did not want to.
"You messed with the wrong gang, kid."
"Whatsa matter with this kid
Are You Ready?Are You Ready?3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Korra x Bolin
"Are you ready?" she says taking a defensive stance. I nod, taking my own stance and count down from five.
"Four, three, two, one." She sends a disk flying at me, which I easily dodge. I send two in response, both of which nearly hit her. I laugh as she sends me a dirty look and two more disks. I easily maneuver around the first and throw my own disk to the other.
"You're still too flat-footed. Remember, light on your feet." I yell out to her. She gives me a curt nod and continues to try and hit me. I try to avoid throwing anything back at her to give her a chance, but that quickly loses its luster.
"You're not even trying!" she yells aggravated at me. "Come on, Bolin!" a clay disk wizzes past my head and she gives me a devious smirk. I laugh at her determination.
"Fine, fine. Let's play." We throw and dodge, trying, but not really trying to hit each other. Through all the barrages of clay disks, one manages to hit mehardright on my chest. I fall to the floor,
Fic: Another WayFic: Another Way3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sitting with her legs crossed in the centre of the room, Korra stared at the older waterbender, mouth agape.
"W-What?" She finally managed to choke out, not believing what had just been said. "That's the only way?"
"I'm afraid so Korra," Katara replied, studying the young Avatar intently. "This far surpasses my healing abilities, and " She paused, heart constricting painful at what she was about to do. " it's the only other thing that I can think of that might have a chance at unlocking the other elements."
Sighing audibly, Korra rubbed at her temples, trying to wrap her mind around what was about to happen.
"You don't have to decide now we can always wai-"
"Just do it," Korra murmured, staring at her hands as she clenched and unclenched them. "I feel as if part of my soul is missing." She placed one hand over her heart as she looked up at the older woman, tears beginning to blur her vision. "I .feel so empty. Please fix me."
Feeling her heartstrings tug a
What I Learned at SRU -25-What I Learned at SRU -25-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 25 - Appearances
- Saturday, October 30th, 2010 - FestivALL
"It's just pre-show jitters! Calm the fuck down, everyone!"
"Toph's right, we just need to keep it together here, girls," Katara advised in a rush, flapping her wrists in a panic as she attempted to convince herself to practice what she preached.
"We're on in five! Less than five!" Suki snapped, straightening the tie Jane had opted to wear around her neck overtop her black skull-printed shirt - extra tomboy points for the tie, she'd decided, and Aang had volunteered his painted tie from Homecoming for the cause.
"Does my hair look all right?" Katara fretted aloud.
"Hell if I know," Toph grunted, looping her electric guitar over her shoulder. She rubbed her thumb over its surface against a worn sticker of The Beatles logo. Even if she couldn't see it, she wanted others to.
"Looks fine, Kat," Jane assured impatiently, nodding some semblance of gratitu
The Gaangs Reaction to LoKThe Gaangs Reaction to LoK4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
The Gaang's Reaction to LoK
So, picture this, it's a cozy July night at Nickelodeon Studios. Sokka's eating bacon, Toph's cleaning her toes, Suki and Katara are watching some Nickelodeon show about some teenagers going to some high school in Hollywood, Zuko was trying (and failing) to keep Aang under control, Haru and Teo were working on some kit Teo got for his birthday, Ty Lee was trying hard not to stare at Sokka (doing said task would get herself a glare from Suki) and Mai was in her emo corner, being emo.
Just then a commercial for "Avatar: the Legend of Korra" came on. It piqued the Gaang's interest. After it was over, they were left open mouthed and outraged.
Sokka: They're REPLACING US?! Those b-
Aang: I get a statue? AWESOME!
Suki: Oh yeah I heard about it.
Suki shrank back. She pulled out her iPhone and opened the LoK Avatar Wiki page. She read it aloud to the Gaang.
Toph: I HAVE A DAUGHTER?! WHO THE F**K IS THE FATHER?!
Katara and Aang eyed each other awkwar
Zutara Unexpected_ part 1Zutara Unexpected_ part 17 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Narrator(me):After Zuko was finally accepted, the banished prince was mostly left out by the gang. Everytime they have plans, he just sit's in the corner and would quietly wait for them to finish.
One night, while they were eating dinner, Toph, a young earthbender, felt Zuko's sorrow and decided to let Katara call him knowing that it was the last thing the young water tribe peasant would do.
Toph: Hey guys, don't you think we should invite Zuko over here. He can't be that dangerous anymore. I mean, he hasn't laid any finger on us all week. It's the least we could do.
Aang: I guess your right. He did teach me firebending. I guess having him for dinner won't hurt.
Sokka: Fine by me. Go get him, Toph.
Toph: Nah. Let sugar queen do it. She never talks to him at all.
Narrator(me): After Katara heard this, she accidentally spit out the food she was eating.
Sokka: Good idea. Hey sis! Fetch!!! hahaha!!!
Katara: Oh yeah ver
Broken Illusions: Legend of KorraBolin knew that if it had been him in Korra's place, he wouldn't have been able to even laugh hollowly like he was trying to do now. But laughing was how Bolin got along in life. No matter how grim the circumstances, he'd always been able to hide behind a mask of optimism. And circumstances were looking grim, indeed.Broken Illusions: Legend of Korra3 years ago in Drama More Like This
He simply could not imagine his life without bending. Even as a young street urchin traipsing after Mako everyday to survive, there had not been a time when he hadn't earth bended, and the thought of living without being able to bend was analogous as to the thought of living limbless. The thought of Korra having to go through that made goosebumps crawl up Bolin's arm, scaring him more than the thought of losing his own bending.
It had only been about twenty minutes since Korra had gone in to see Katara, but to Bolin it felt more like twenty hours.
Deep breath, Bolin, he commanded himself silently. Now, let's go over the plan once more. Scenario A:
What I Learned at SRU -71-What I Learned at SRU -71-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: It's been a big month for SRU - lots of big chapters lately that focus on themes that have been building for a long time. The first issue of The Promise, and some leaks of Legend of Korra (which you can be sure have played their part in inspiring this chapter. There's been a lot of great new SRU artwork as well, and I've also received a lot of support of all kinds, a bunch of you guys crawling out of the wordwork to say 'hi' and leave some feedback, and I've been the recipient of much generosity from some of you superfans, for which I am quite grateful. Thank you so much - you guys know who you are and are humble about it, too. I'm extremely grateful.
I put together a video blog analyzing the main characters I write about within the series. I plan on doing a Part 2 that is SRU focused later. Feel free to e-mail any questions to D3stiny(dot)Sm4shergmail(dot)com and if I get enough questions I'd be happy to do a Q&A vlog for you guys. http:/www(dot)youtube(dot)com
All The Avatars From Nubia To KorraHere is a list of all the Avatars from Nubia to Korra.All The Avatars From Nubia To Korra3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
1 Male Airbender: Nubia
2 Female Waterbender: Shiya
3 Male Earthbender: Del
4 Female Firebender: Yuriko
5 Male Airbender: Koz
6 Female Waterbender: Mahina
7 Male Earthbender: Hiresh
8 Female Firebender: Umakumuko
9 Female Airbender: Lio
10 Male Waterbender: Kuai
11 Female Earthbender: Aaliyah
12 Male Firebender: Oshiro
13 Female Airbender: Sengemo
14 Male Waterbender: Kami
15 Female Earthbender: Aria
16 Male Firebender: Zaru
17 Male Airbender: Jiao Jie
18 Female Waterbender: Siara
19 Male Earthbender: Jinhai
20 Female Firebender: Atiya
21 Male Airbender: Dhruv
22 Female Waterbender: Lana
23 Male Earthbender: Chaman
24 Female Firebender: Tesni
25 Female Airbender: Hariti
26 Male Waterbender: Tentai
27 Female Earthbender: Toph
28 Male Firebender: Xiang
29 Female Airbender: Mi
30 Male Waterbender: Hala
31 Female Earthbender: Jiao Je
32 Male Firebender: Lee
33 Male Airbender: Tornar
Borra :: The Cure"How's she doing?"Borra :: The Cure3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"She'll be fine. It's nothing too serious. You can go in and visit her if you'd like."
He nodded and then dipped his head to Pema in thanks before walking into the room, immediately heading for the bed where Korra laid, cool water splashed all over her face to calm her fever. She was still awake, but just barely. He could see her deep blue eyes were only open halfway or less, but he expected nothing more. She'd gone out in the middle of the night a few days ago on a walk all alone because she needed to think and she hadn't brought her coat or any kind of weather protective clothing with her. It was no surprise that she'd gotten sick, especially with the way the temperature had been dropping and rising so oddly lately. One day it was freezing even without snow and the next day it was scorching hot. There wasn't much they could do about it except try to dress appropriately for the weather. But of course, with how stubborn Korra was, she refused to admit that even the A
Borra :: Fate Makes Our Choice | Part 3"Bolin! Where are we going? It feels like we've been walking for hours!" Korra whined, continuing to be dragged by the boy in front of her.Borra :: Fate Makes Our Choice | Part 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Just wait a little longer! We're almost there, I promise!" he said, turning his head slightly to give her a large grin.
He focused on her face, her round, youthful features and the way her eyes seemed to glitter in the sunlight the way the ocean would when you were at the beach at either noon, sunrise, or sunset. However, as he continued to gaze at her, her eyes widened and her lips parted slightly as if she were trying to tell him something. But he couldn't hear her words even as she spoke them so loud and clear. His attention was solely on her face...
He let out the small yelping sound as his head crashed into one of the city poles and he fell down, taking his new friend with him. For a moment, the black-haired boy let go of Korra's hand and used both of his own to hold his head, his eyes squeezed shut and his teeth clenched the slightest
Borra :: Fate Makes Our Choice | Part 1"Please! She's only a child!"Borra :: Fate Makes Our Choice | Part 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
A coco-skinned woman sat on her knees, her head dipped down in sorrow as her messy hair covered her eyes. A single tear slipped from her dark, ocean blue orbs that seemed to grow duller with every moment that passed. Her baby... She was being taken away from her and there was nothing she could do to stop it. Her husband was the waterbender, and he wasn't here right now. She sank deeper into the mud that lay at her legs and then looked up, eyes widening as she saw her daughter roughly being dragged away by the wrists. The woman's teeth clenched and a cry ripped from her throat as more silver tears filled her gaze, blurring it and possibly saving her from the horror which she saw.
In desperation, she turned her gaze to the guard who was beside her, gazing down at her with a wicked smile on his face. His grip on her neck tightened as he forced her head down once more, preventing her from looking up at him. She gasped as her wind pipe w