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Jul. 3rd, 2012

mai/zuko

Fic: legacies

Title: Legacies
Summary: Tea-making is an inherent trait in Zuko's line. Tea-loving is a Beifong one.
Character: Lin, Iroh


"I've heard you've had a rough couple of days."

Iroh turned to see Lin regarding him casually. He smiled at her, able to see that she was bone-tired, but this was Toph Beifong's daughter; unless you knew, you wouldn't see it past all the stoic.

"And I've heard you have had a rough couple of months. Next time, don't wait so long to call."

Uninvited but not unwelcome, Lin wandered into the room and sat down across from him.

"I didn't call you this time. If it'd been up to me -"

" - then you would have done the smart thing and called yourself."

Lin rolled her eyes and muttered something like 'know-it-all'. 

"Would you like some tea?" he asked.

She shrugged, completely straight-faced. "If it's no trouble..."

Iroh stood to make it because he knew that the rest of that sentence was, "even if it is, do it anyway." One characteristic Toph had forever lacked that Lin mastered was the art of subtlety and what she left unsaid.

"Tell me, general," Lin said once she held a steaming cup of honey-ginger tea in her hands. "Will you open a tea shop when you retire?"

"Depends whether you beat me to it or re-join the police force."

Instead of answer, she sipped her tea.

"Unless things are different than I remember, bending isn't strictly required to be a cop. Bumi would be the first to tell you that not being a bender isn't the end of the world."

Lin snorted inelegantly and incredulously.

"I could go get him to tell you him -"

"Sit. Down," the ex-chief commanded the general who'd half-risen from his chair.

Smirking, he did. She shot him an exasperated look. He cooled his tea slightly before taking a drink.

"So how is Honora?"

One characteristic Toph had definitely given her daughter was her gift of abruptness and deliberate subject changes.

"Mother is well. She has complained that you haven't visited in too long, and none of the courtiers can hold their whiskey quite as well. In fact, the last time I saw her, I was ordered on behalf of the Crown to ensure your promise to visit."

"You have it. After we see Katara, my next destination will be the Caldera."

"Excellent."


    Jun. 29th, 2012

    Piandao writing

    Let's do a meme

    I want to write stories for my story about AU vigilante Amon. First one here, second following piece here. If you don't want to prompt to write for that, it's fine, but Tarrlok and Noatok would be preferred. 
    List three, and I'll do at least one.

    Warning: it will probably take me forever and a day to fill these.
    mai/zuko

    Bloodbending

    The uses of bloodbending:
    Body manipulation/puppetry
    Chi suppression 

    What else can it do? Blood is the life and essence of things, and apparently is somehow corralational to the body's chi system. (not sure how b/c that wasn't as important as making sure Makorra happened at the expense of all respect for Mako other than eye candy. Whatever) If the blood can block the pathways to disable bending beyond even what the most skilled waterbending master in the world can reverse, could the opposite be done? Could Amon have opened these 'pathways' and 'given' people bending? 
    Medical healing. The antibodies in the human body circulate in the blood; if powerful enough, could a bloodbender manipulate these? Likely not since these are mediated by cytokines, and not water, which is in the blood which the bender manipulates. The cytokines are proteins, therefore not effected, but they can be stimulated by antigens. At present, I see no way to reconcile manipulating the immune system with bloodbending(darn it).
    What about plain waterbending healing? Well, I don't know; that was never explained either (like one minute Katara's in the healing hut then she's throwing down with Pakku and then she's healing Aang's lighting strike. Not to hate on her skills but the flip does that work?) I think the idea is that it mends and soothes or something like that: very mystical and wishy-washy. If it was actually bloodbending, I could understand that better or at least the concept, but the actual application doesn't work. Healing of skin is through mitosis, and chemicals sending signals in the body and tissue mending and freaking fibroblasts; I don't understand how waterbending would heal that.
    But with bloodbending, if the injury were a cut or something like that, I can see a practical actual application, with the blood flow and clotting and staving off infection.

    So how does healing by blood/waterbending actually work, even in theory? Thoughts?
    mai/zuko

    AU Idea

    Because it's nigh impossible to locate a past prompt on norsekink but that's where this idea came from:

    Loki did all of that stuff to Earth in the Avengers (Tessarect, army) in order to save someone the Chitauri had: Sigyn, one of their slaves whom he'd grown to ...'care' for. He actually did enjoy blowing up the world and killing poeple, but that's because he's a little psychotic. Most of it was simply playing the part.

    At the end when the Chitauri bring her through to him, he enacts his final end game, blows up their ships with some nifty, convenient magic ("That was pretty deux es machina." "Well, you know what they say about Asgardians"), then he takes them both somewhere.

    Jun. 26th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    fic: a glimpse behind the mask

    Title: a glimpse behind the mask
    Summary: In the most abstract way, Amon is Batman, and Tarrlok is the most begrudging Alfred ever. Vigilante!Amon AU. Follows the man with no face
    Word: 907
    Character: Tarrlok, Noatok

    Shirt on his lap, Noatok sat on a barstool, fingering singed and torn holes as his brother healed the burns and bruises across his bare back. Though he couldn’t see his face, he knew Tarrlok’s face was a firm mask of disapproval. According to Tarrlok, Republic City’s criminal underground couldn’t be taken down by one insanely determined man.

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    Jun. 25th, 2012

    Piandao writing

    fic: the man with no face

    Title: the man with no face
    Character: Amon, Lightning Bolt Zolt
    Words: 412
    Rating: K
    Summary: Who is that masked man? Vigilante!Amon AU. fic fill for writerverse and (Behind enemy lines)  this prompt at ficbending


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    mai/zuko

    drabble: lok

    Title: A quick chat
    Characters: Mako, Howl
    Summary: Howl has a talk with Mako. Post-finale. mini fill for this prompt

    “Yo, Moka!”

    “What?”
    “Get over here.”
    “Uh, my name’s Mako.”
    “Who really cares? What are you intentions toward Korra?”
    “What?”
    “What. Is that like your favorite word or are you slow? What. Are your. Intentions?”
    “I don’t see how that’s any of your concern.”
    “Check the uniform. Order of White Lotus and Avatar go hand in hand. My interest goes a little beyond that. See, I’ve known Korra since she was a bratty, little five year old with a smart mouth, and I’ve been with her until she’s grown into this smart mouth girl that’s occasionally bratty. She’s the little sister I never had. So if you ever treat her the way you did Asami when the next pretty, young thing walks by, I will shove my fist in your stomach and set your insides on fire. We clear, pal? Cool.”
    mai/zuko

    Oh, yeah

    Did anyone else forget about the bending triads and gangsters? The ones that were only important in, like, the first episode? Oh my word, why was there not more of them? They went and gave them names like Triple Threat Triads, Two Toed Ping, and then they all get thrown on a bus, never to be spoken of after what, the 3rd episode? We could have had a season full of Avatar mobsters! I feel cheated. I mean, I actually forgot about them.

    I'm not even gonna touch on Amon/Noatok and Tarrlok because I'll start going on for paragraphs that make little to no sense because, HOW COULD YOU JUST BLOW THEM UP LIKE THAT? WHYYYY!?

    But maybe next season they'll do something with the Avatar!Mafia. I know it's supposed to be about the Avatar and apparently Makorra which is the new age Zutara-made-canon but PLEASE! please please. Don't waste the mafia potential

    Jun. 20th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    fic: trade mistakes


    Title: Trade Mistakes
    Author: c3childs
    Rating: k
    Words: 500
    Genre: adventure
    Char/Pair: Zhao, June, the owl
    Summary: Zhao had some help finding The Library.


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    mai/zuko

    fic: cell block foxtrot

    writerverse
    Title: 
    Cell Block Foxtrot
    Prompt: Mistrust
    Bonus? Yes
    Word Count: 838
    Rating: T
    Original/Fandom: Legend of Korra
    Pairings (if any) maybe if...no, not even if you really, really wanted it.
    Summary: Lin never imagined that 'Tarrlok' and 'cell mate' would include her. Post Episode 10 aka Lin's Defining Episode of Awesome

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    Jun. 18th, 2012

    domino

    drabble: loki

    writerverse
    Table of Doom challenge #4
    Prompt #1: Lost
    Drabble

    Loki doesn’t sleep anymore. Neither is he fond of blinking. Falling through impenetrable darkness with the most distant stars giving the illusion that perhaps there was a contrast of light for an age has left him with a bit of an…issue. That is on top of the small identity crisis on top of nervous breakdown he experienced a short time or a century ago, he’s not sure of the timeframe.

    He is certain that he’s still upset about it. Going after Odin is out of the question because experiencing combustion isn’t slightly appealing. But Thor and his puny little world?

    No contest.

    mai/zuko

    challenge10 - title this

    writerverse
    Word Count:
    145
    Rating: K
    Original/Fandom: Avatar the last airbender
    Summary: June's newest job makes her uncomfortable.


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    June hated when people cried. Even if it was a ridiculously pretty woman dressed in silks soft enough to crumble against her own calluses, the type she usually despised. She was alternately green and pink with envy and embarrassment, neither being her color.
    “I beg you, p-please!” the woman wailed. “I-I’ll pay you anything…any price you ask, j-just…please find my son! Please.”
    June wasn’t without a heart. She fully intended to find the woman’s son. But she had a certain image to maintain. So she sipped her spiced saki slowly, eying her would-be client coolly. The woman’s retainers stared her down just as coldly.
    “Anything?”
    “Yes, yes.”
    “Then I’ll do anything to find your son.”
    “Thank you.” The woman grabbed her hand. “Oh, spirits bless you.”
    “Yeah.” June drawled, easing her hand free. “I take my money upfront. In case of unexpected expense, you know?”

    Jun. 15th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    fic drabble: a bad experience

    writerverse
    Title:
    a bad experience
    Prompt: marine
    Bonus? no
    Word Count: 111
    Rating:k
    Original/Fandom: avatar the last airbender
    Summary: The first times's the worst.

    Bidna’s world had been brown, red stone, and yellow sand. She’d traveled outside the desert with her uncles when she was eleven and experienced rain for the first time in her life. After dancing in it like one mad, she’d spent the night shivering by a fire.
    The first time Bidna saw the ocean, it was all she could do not to gape. She has never traveled this far from home and never alone. But she is a grown woman now, able to go where she likes and will act accordingly. She doesn’t dive into the sparkling, blue and bright water. Instead, she spends most of the voyage horribly, terribly seasick.
    mai/zuko

    fic: hold the wind

    writerverse
    Title: hold the wind

    Word Count: 277
    Rating: k
    Character: Bidna  - OCs
    Original/Fandom: Avatar the last airbender

    Summary: Denial can only get you so far.

    Bidna tries to bend sand and knows she’s doing it wrong. She is eight years old and has never seen anyone move the sand as weakly as she does. She spreads her hands, weaves her arms, and the sand scatters wildly, out of her control.

    It’s frustrating because Father can make it slither around like a prairie-snake, and Grandfather can make it look like an actual snake. She might as well kick the sand for all her progress.

    She feels like she’s been standing here, doing the same thing for hours because she has. Her hair is plastered to her skull underneath the hood of her loose tunic, and her skin feels too wet. It’s frustrating because she’s been practicing since Father left and wanted to show him her progress when he came back. She is no better than when he left, in fact, she may be worse.

    It’s frustrating because she knows she’s bending but can’t quite reach the sand. It’s like the sand slips through her fingers and all she can grasp is air, but that’s not what she wants. She is a sandbender, like her father, and her grandfather. She can’t be anything else. She won’t believe anything else.

    She can’t be one of them because they are all dead, and Bidna is only eight. She doesn’t want to die.

    Hours later, Binda’s father finds her sobbing behind a sand dune, saying she doesn’t want to die, doesn’t want to die, and the wind won’t stop gusting. Hours later, the wind has died, her father is sitting still, holding her in his lap like she’s just a baby again, and she holds her breath.

    mai/zuko

    The Interview Meme with...

    (Meme challenge for writerverse)

    Bidna of Si Wong Desesrt. She is an original character I haven't written very much for, but I have plans for her.

    1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    Achieving a higher level of enlightenment with Guru Pathik. He has truly helped me on my journey conquer my anger and restlessness. Earning my airbending tattoos is a definite second though.


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    Jun. 14th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    Look at the pretties!

    Banners courtesy of attackfish. If you like A:tLA and writing, you should join avatar_500.


     
               
    Yes, this is a vanity thing.

    Jun. 11th, 2012

    Ozai w/ tea

    fic: practice makes perfect

    avatar_500
    Prompt#54: Blue
    Title: Practice Makes Perfect

    Author: c3childs
    Rating: t
    Words: 500
    Genre: adventure
    Char/Pair: Mai, Sokka
    Summary: Mai is the ever obedient wife. Follows Guessing Agendas.These two seem to be evolving into a series.


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    mai/zuko

    fic: Table Top Conversations

    writerverse
    Title: 
    Table Top Conversations
    Prompt: Bowl of Fruit
    Bonus? yes(?)
    Word Count: 2232
    Rating: t
    Original/Fandom: Legend of Korra
    Pairings (if any) hinted, light Lin/Tarrlok if you squint and really, really want it but not really
    Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con etc): bondage, but not like that
    Summary: She can't stand him when he's wearing masks, and she wants to punch him in the face when he's being honest.

    Oneshot of one of Lin’s possible vigilante exploits. Might be AU or non-canon here or there as I missed episode 8 or whenever Tarrlok revealed his dark side.


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    Jun. 7th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    New Year's Resolution

    In 2012, c3childs resolves to...
    Buy new sherlock holmes.
    Become a better prose.
    Put fifty lady_dominates a month into my savings account.
    Give some c3childs to charity.
    Eat more ga_unicorns.
    Keep my switchfoot clean.
    Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

    Now where does one buy a sherlock holmes? And I mean new, hot off the line. Not a used one that has gotten attached to his Watson and will spend every other moment not solving odd crimes, experimenting with different newly legal 'medicinal' drugs, and being a lazy, whining, brooding, condescending being trying to get back to Baker Street. 

    As if I could improve. <sarcasm/>

    I'm...not even sure who that is. Or how to transfer a people into currency...unless I'm supposed to start some kind of slave trade? That can't be right.

    Uh...what is this char-i-tee?

    I'm really not so sure about that. I mean, those unicorns go straight to my hips, but they have like zero calories. It's like magic or something.

    Sounds like a knife, almost. Speaking of, I need to sterilize mine.


    Jun. 5th, 2012

    mai/zuko

    writerverse phase 2

    Read and Review challenge 

    T
    able of Doom

    Five Ways Patrick Jane was different
    01.Gray (1331)02.Action/Adventure (1069)03.First (1329)04.Coming Home (1159)05.Happy (1000)
    06.Once Upon a Time (1000)07.Max Beerbohm Quote08.First Line (1199)09.Rolling in the Deep (2368)10.The Great Escape (1333)

    6 to go
    More info
    1. Gray - a color or even a mood.
    2. Action/Adventure - a genre.

    3. First - an ordinal number.
    4. Coming Home - because unless you're agoraphobic, sometimes you leave, and generally, you come back.
    5. Happy - a pleasant mood.
    6. Once Upon a Time - a fairy tale beginning...gruesome things are sure to follow.
    7. “To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.” --Max Beerbohm
    8. Use this first line in your story: “[name] shivered, pulling [his/her] jacket tighter around [him/her] and digging [his/her] numb hands under [his/her] arms.”
    9. Rolling in the Deep by Adele (Lyrics
    10. The Great Escape - a book, a movie, a bike/hobby shop, and much much more...
    11-15. Five times someone did, said, was, wasn't, (insert verb here) something or other.

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