evening citizen

“That was very unnecessary.”
Not pictured: Luna slappin’ his galahdian soul out

Wounds & Blood
for @ffxvrarepairsweek

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A look 10 years earlier, back before Dice was a King and the Devil wore Prada (when he bothered to wear clothes at all)

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a continuation of this

BTS Reaction to You Not Knowing How to Use Chopsticks

GENRE: fluff, foreigner reader

WARNINGS: none

A/N: ok this is really cute i hope you guys enjoy this bc omggggg

MASTERLIST || BE ACTIVE!

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anon said: hello peach! i hope you’re having a great day:) i love your writing so much and i just wanted to ask if you could make a reaction to their s/o not knowing how to use chopsticks? heheh thank you if you do <3 also i love your account! xx

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SEOKJIN || JIN

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— You had met Jin on the streets of Seoul before he had debuted when you were visiting your aunt and uncle for a week or so. You were being your clumsy self, and almost out of a storybook, he approached you and asked if you needed help hauling your aunt’s packages home from the post office. You shyly agreed and he instantly smiled and picked up a few of your aunt’s packages, beginning to walk beside you. The trip back to your aunt’s apartment was not long, but with Jin it was more enjoyable than the entirety of your trip.

Now it was your first trip back to Seoul, but instead of visiting your aunt you were specifically there for Jin. He stood across from you as you sat at the counter of his apartment, smiling as he prepared a traditional Korean meal which obviously involved chopsticks. Although you had practiced, chopsticks were not the easiest skill to master, and soon they were resting across from you, almost mocking you. Jin grinned warmly as he passed over the bowl of food, holding chopsticks in his hand as you inhaled the sweet scents of the meal. Once Jin passed you your utensil, your cheeks reddened in embarrassment.

“I am not good at using chopsticks,” you explained quietly, peering up from the food to have Jin’s eyes meet yours. He allowed a chuckle to escape his lips as he nodded, appearing as if the thought was not a detriment to your relationship. Jin walked around the counter to you, sitting on the empty barstool beside yours. There, he took ahold of your hand and gently placed the utensil in the right position, explaining how to easily find it. You watched carefully, feeling relieved that Jin was so helpful in teaching you.

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YOONGI || SUGA

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— Yoongi was typically the one visiting you, enjoying experiencing your hometown and the life you lived far from his. Yoongi found himself close to your relatives who easily adored him, which eventually resulted in the conversation topic of you visiting him. You agreed in a heartbeat, loving Daegu for its scenery and culture. The months you spent preparing for your visit had flown by, and you spent time perfecting your Korean despite having known the language for years, talking to the members who excitedly awaited your arrival, and most importantly, getting gifts ready to present to his closest friends and family.

The night of your arrival, you attended dinner with Yoongi and the members, smiling brightly the entire time as they all made an effort to impress you. Jin made dad jokes throughout the dinner as he prepared the traditional food on the grill centered in the middle of the table, teaching you how to make whatever meal was being served, Yoongi adding on whatever advice he had for you. You were so immersed in listening to the boys that you had completely forgotten that you were useless when eating with chopsticks. Good thing Yoongi had figured so.

“Taehyung, pass me another utensil tray please,” Yoongi reached over to Taehyung, who nodded and handed Yoongi the small tray full of various utensils. Yoongi smiled warmly at you as he held out a fork, already knowing that you weren’t too gifted in using chopsticks. You thanked him quietly as everyone began selecting what they preferred from the grill, Yoongi suggesting his favorites and placing them on your plate. Dinner turned out to not be as much of a disaster as you had anticipated; a few of the boys even joined you and used a fork rather than chopsticks.

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HOSEOK || JHOPE

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— Hobi smiled as he thanked the worker for delivering the takeout the both of you had ordered, bowing before closing the door and facing you with a warm smile. You clapped your hands out of pure joy at the sight, excited to eat with Hobi and stay in your first night of visiting him. You met Hoseok when he came to your city and performed while on tour and you were working backstage as a translator, and since that fateful day you had contacted one another every chance you were given, which resulted in you two to now call one another your partner.

Hoseok took his seat beside you, handing you your takeout box and chopsticks. You felt your face whiten at the sight, but played it off like you were knowledgeable in the art of it. Hoseok focused his attention back on the K-Drama playing on the television, laughing at whatever the actor had said. You felt your heart speed up as you opened the box and broke the wooden chopsticks into two. Soon, you were failing at the placement, and Hoseok faced you while attempting to hold his cheerful laughter in at the sight.

“Here darling,” Hoseok placed his takeout on the coffee table and faced you with a smile as your cheeks reddened due to the embarrassment you faced. You attempted to cover your face with your hands, but Hoseok was quick to take ahold of them and help you despite your sheer displeasure. Hoseok explained everything as he manipulated your fingers into the correct placement. He then showed you how to move them correctly, tilting his head to the side with a grin. He appeared completely satisfied that he had aided you in the task that he had always found so simple.

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NAMJOON || RM

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— You had been so focused on Namjoon and his relatives throughout dinner that you had completely forgotten the fact that you were unable to properly use chopsticks. Before meeting his parents, you told yourself to learn via your boyfriend, but you apparently forgot. You smiled warmly as you talked with Namjoon’s sister about when he was younger, listening carefully as she told a story of Namjoon playing in the snow during one of their holidays wearing nothing but his pajamas. You laughed as she described how happy he appeared despite his lack of clothes.

Once Namjoon’s mother appeared from the kitchen with the last bit of what dinner would include, you felt your stomach twist knowing you would have to admit not knowing how to use chopsticks. You had only lived with Namjoon in Seoul for a week so far, having met him in a coffee shop while on holiday with your family three years ago. You had eaten with forks only your entire life, and every time you attempted to use chopsticks you failed no matter what you did. Your clumsy nature did not help, in fact most situations involving different utensils ended horribly thanks to being so clumsy.

“And for Y/N,” Namjoon’s mom held out a single fork for you, resulting in your cheeks to redden as you thanked her quietly. You glanced at Namjoon and he smiled at you, which let you know that he had helped with making sure his family had a fork prepared for you. Once everyone had taken a seat and servings were placed atop of everyone’s plates, Namjoon’s mother continued the conversation with speaking of how proud she was that Namjoon had found you despite being a foreigner. “Chopsticks or forks, I do not mind either; as long as my son is happy.”

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JIMIN

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— After arriving in Seoul, Jimin was quick to teach you everything you had to know for your visit so that you wouldn’t come across as being rude. Jimin sat you down on the couch across from him, smiling as he explained everything you possibly needed to know, from manners to kindness, he even quizzed you on information that he was unsure of you picking up easily. You would listen carefully, not wanting to make any residents uncomfortable or unhappy with your presence. Lastly, Jimin handed you a pair of chopsticks, waiting to see how you would react.

You felt your cheeks redden as you broke them into two, glancing up to see Jimin nodding proudly. You held in your laughter as you incorrectly placed them in one of your hands, understanding that no matter how much you prepared chopsticks were another topic. You had attempted to eat with them before, but for some reason your mind could not grasp them like everyone else had. Jimin would giggle and approach you, instructing you how he easily found the correct placement and small tips that make them miles easier than they appear. You would remain embarrassed for the entire demonstration.

“Most restaurants have forks,” Jimin covered his mouth watching you fail again despite his advice. You laughed and leaned on Jimin, knowing the aspect was not the most disrespectful thing you could do on the streets. You understood that most restaurants offered both, and that either way even some natural citizens were unable to grasp chopsticks though they are completely surrounded by them. You shyly thanked Jimin for attempting to help you and giving you a lesson on manners, and he would easily reply with an adorable response that thanked you for visiting him despite the distance.

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TAEHYUNG || V

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— Taehyung would go blank when it came to teaching you how to use chopsticks; he had simply assumed you already knew the simple trait that the majority people knew. After all, you often traveled which is how you became acquainted with him, and you quickly picked up on many simple things wherever you went. He did not realize that you were not gifted in the aspect of using chopsticks despite having visited Korea multiple times. Taehyung would begin laughing at the sight of you struggling with the wooden utensil, unable to hold himself back from helping you.

Luckily, you were only having dinner with Taehyung in his apartment. He sat beside you in the empty chair that usually sat the other members, holding the chopsticks you had failed to use while smiling. Taehyung made sure you made eye contact with him as he taught you a little too quickly, eager to return to his seat to eat the food that you had prepared together. When you once again failed at using the utensil, Taehyung would slow down and make sure your placement was precise. You giggled shyly as Taehyung smiled and praised you, clapping his hands before kissing your forehead and running around to return to his seat.

“It is easy once you get it; do not worry!” Taehyung assured as he began eating, watching you closely as you hesitated before taking ahold of the noodles placed on your plate. You took a deep breath before easily grasping onto them, your face becoming more bright along with Taehyung’s. He laughed at how surprised you reacted, believing you were easily the most adorable person he had ever encountered. He would begin to praise you again, stating that you had picked up very easily and that he was proud of you.

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JEONGGUK || JUNGKOOK

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— Dinner with the other members had been an all around fun and eventful time, you became closer with the members you had never talked to before and learned more about all of them. Jungkook kept you close to him because of his jealous nature. Jin was the member primarily cooking dinner with a small bit of all of the boys and even you. Jin enjoyed talking about what the ingredients contained and how he learned the recipe, which was mostly him watching his mom prepare food when he was younger. Eventually, Jin asked Jimin to set the table for the meal about to be served.

You began talking to Jungkook and Namjoon, smiling while not paying too much attention to whatever was happening over by the table. You would only notice when you heard the word “chopsticks” and you faced Jungkook. He was unaware of the fact that you did not know how to use them, which was to be expected since most people do not openly talk about what utensil they are not gifted in using. Once Namjoon looked away to talk to Hoseok, you would turn to your boyfriend and quietly mutter that you did not know how to use chopsticks, which would result in a smile to form across his lips.

“Whenever Jimin sets the table he always places forks and chopsticks, babe; you’re alright,” Jungkook would respond quietly, kissing your temple. You would feel your heart slow down after beating so rapidly, nodding while smiling faintly at Jungkook. After dinner, Jungkook would sneak a pair of chopsticks into his room along with you, teaching you how to use them in private so that you would not experience teasing by the other boys. After all, he was the only one allowed to tease you.

MASTERLIST || BE ACTIVE!

Some Zuko and Katara fics

*** NOTE: THIS ISN’T ALL THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND, BUT WHAT I HAD TIME TO JOT DOWN FOR THIS POST– THERE WILL BE MORE IN THE FUTURE AND IF YOU CANNOT WAIT, MESSAGE ME DIRECTLY AND I’LL SEND SOME YOUR WAY***

(this is especially for yell-allons-y, damonsbonbon and hyperspacemashmallow, hope this helps :D  )

  1. I’ve included lil summaries that may or may not reveal spoilers cuz sometimes the author descriptions don’t do it for me. Warning there, you can skip over these and read only the bolded, italicized author summaries if you so wish.
  2. Generally, if anything has an M rating, you can skip through the explicit stuff.
  3. Anything with  *** are favorite stories of mine right now.
  4. Many of the authors listed have profiles full of other great stories not listed on here, so I have linked all of their profile links as well so you can check those out too :)
  5. Finally, most important for everyone to do, REVIEW THE STORIES! So many awesome authors stop writing because there is no feedback from the readers. I have found that even if an author hasn’t updated in years (I’m talking several), as long as you try to review every chapter letting the writer know what you did and didn’t like about the characterization, plot, and writing itself, it is enough encouragement to get them motivated and updating again. So once again, REVIEW!!!

- The Last Waterbender*** by Haikoui (Rated T, 56k+ words, WIP) 

The Southern Raiders found the last waterbender, leaving her mother alive, and took the child with them to the Fire Nation as a prisoner. Zutara AU. The avatar has not been found yet, and Zuko has not been banished yet, either. Rated T (and maybe M at some point… maybe!) for later chapters. 


Slow to develop relationship (they’ve just started interacting due to certain circumstances), both learning things, unlearning prejudices and propaganda, very IC, very good OC’s too.  The plot is super interesting as the author manages to include both things from the show as well as their own very original ideas. I like how even though this isn’t  a canon story line, the characters are still IC, something I cannot say for even those who write stories that coordinate with canon. The suspense and surprises are very well thought out, too, as the author has an endless supply of creative villains and an interesting plot. Overall, super awesome.

- Jasmine*** by Yorushike (Rated T, 140k+ words, WIP) 

AU, Katara, traveling companion of the Avatar, had always dreamed of the day the war would end, but she had never thought that she would be forced to marry Firelord Zuko, who was said to have killed his own father, for this to happen. Zuko had no other goal than to repent for his sins and bring peace to the world, even if both his allies and enemies feared and hated him. Zutara,

While Katara is travelling with Gaang for training, Chief Hakoda is captured by a cold and distant Fire Lord Zuko, who has killed off his own family to become ruler and is feared by pretty much everyone, even his own citizens. Instead of torturing or killing Hakoda, he asks for Katara’s hand in marriage as a symbol of peace, to which she reluctantly agrees. She finds out things, like he’s actually trying to atone for his sins and those of the Fire Nation, and that he is a genuinely good but tortured man. Everyone is so IC, with a “I’m not deserving of love or anything good, imma just brood over here in this dark corner while trying to heal wounds i’ve inflicted on world” pre-Gaang Zuko and a “STFU, ZUKO, YOU ARE ACTUALLY A BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY CREATURE AND A PRETTY CHILL GUY WHY DON’T YOU GET YOUR ANGSTY HEAD OUT OF YOUR LILY WHITE BEHIND AND SEE THAT i pet ur face now k frand?motherly Katara. The author also keeps Gaang in character. You will laugh out loud, if not let out one of those ugly laugh snorts every time the whole Gaang is present, especially seeing awkward ass Zuko interacting with them. You will cry at a couple of points in the story (especially one chapter in particular but i’m not telling cuz i’m a cruel person and want your heart completely unprepared for the pain WOOOOOOOOAH HOHOOOOooOooooOo). It is a bit slow at first, but that adds to strong development between Katara and Zuko, as well as setting up a good plot with interesting politics and culture. At this point, shit is going down but you have no idea what it is yet so SUPER SCARY but good yes. Occasional spelling errors, but not super present. 

Butterflies and Hurricanes by Rebirth of the Phoenix (Rated T, 103k+ words, Complete)

“You may find yourself capturing hearts that you are forbidden to keep.” She is a servant. He is a Prince. Together they are about to go against everything that keeps the world at peace. Zutara

AU, This one is already pretty popular. Katara is bought taken as little girl to Fire Nation, becomes servant to Mai, later to Royal Family, becomes friendly with Zuko, whole tiime she has little memory of her family, Zuko puts pieces together and they face shit. Pretty IC for the most part (I just wish Katara was a little bit more outspoken but at the same time it was understandable considering her station for a large portion of the story), good OC’s that you’ll like too.

- Fortress *** by SilverLining33  (Rated  T, 69+ words, WIP)

As a child, I was blind to the tragedies of the world. I chose not to understand. I chose not to acknowledge. I chose not to act. But now, things are different. This war has taken everything from me: my home, my family, my freedom. No more waiting for rescue. No more sitting by and relying on hope and faith. It’s time for me to take action. It’s time for me to fight back. AU. 

 WOW. this story. this story. THIS STORY. ohmygaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhHHhHhHh

I cannot begin to tell you all how great this story is and how much I think you’ll enjoy it too. 

Anyway

AU, Fire Nation has pretty much taken over and colonized the whole world, including the Southern Water Tribe. Covers all that shitty shit that colonized people would go through like unfair and harsh government and brutality. Fetus Katara meets Fetus Zuko, son of mean governor Ozai who rules over South Pole at this point in the story. Shit happens, big stuff too, but I won’t reveal what. Fast forward several years, Ozai has long left with family in tow to Fire Nation, Katara thinks she’s done with them (hehe WRONG). The Water tribe and Katara suffer horribly, she’s left with no family (they’re gone for different important reasons), she’s depressed and filled with anger, has to hide waterbending or risk imprisonment and death, all while dealing with a fire nation soldier who is stationed in the South Pole and has the hots for her (hehe… pun… i’m sorry.) that she can’t stand… and then A LOT OF STUFF HAPPENS SHIT HITS THE FAN OHMYGAHD AND SHE HAS TO  GO SOMEWHERE BECAUSE OF SOMETHING BIG AND I WON’T SAY TOO MUCH BUT BAM, SHE MEETS LIL ASSHOLE KID SHE MET AS A CHILD THAT WAS THE GOVERNOR’S SON ONLY HE IS NOW AN ADULT ASSHOLE AND HAS A SCAR AND I CAN’T SAY ANYTHING ELSE BUT THERE IS MORE THAN THAT GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME TOO.

Basically awesome story. This author obviously took the time to not only research their stuff, but also spent time diving into the characters to portray very raw and realistic emotions and reactions. This gives very awesome, IC people, which is what I want from my fics but don’t always find. To add on to that, even the authors OC’s were well developed. I was surprised by the quality of these characters– even people who appeared for no more than one chapter made a big impact on me and the story. And the plot itself is very nice. The romance isn’t what drives it– there are outside factors like a freaking war and people fighting that move the plot along which adds to the realism. This also throws in the suspense, because while it may be safe for the mean time, there are people on the other side of the world who could be planning some shit.

Anyway, good story. Really, really good story. It has lots of potential and I hope to see it grow to a 200k fic complete with the main seasons covered in ATLA as the author’s interpretation is fun to read.

- Dancing in the Dark by DamageCtrl (Rated T, 64k+ Words, Complete)

AUPWP: Having heard a rumor about two tea servers in the lower tiers of Ba Sing Se, Katara and Toph sneak away go to investigate only to have their suspicions confirmed. ZutaraBlutara 

Another pretty popular one. For anyone who likes season 2 Zutara or Blutara, this is for you. It’s pretty cute. Zuko disguises himself as the Blue Spirit to get information on Gaang, Toph and Katara sneak around and find out Zuko and Iroh are working in teashop, Blue Spirit realizes Katara is a freaking idiot at dancing, he gives lessons to her cuz Zuko knows fancy royal dances, she falls in love with Blue Spirit, Zuko falls in love with her, stuff happens, OH NO WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF KATARA FINDS OUT WHO THE BLUE SPIRIT REALLY IS, on top of EVERYTHING else happening??!?1!?! Anyway, cutesy cute fic. 

- Time and Time Again*** by Dra323 (Rated T, 36k+ words, WIP)

A sigh of relief barely escaped her lips before rough hands grabbed her body and pushed her back against the tree. Katara screamed and attempted to claw at the body of the person holding her, only to have her hands captured. “Well, doesn’t this seem familiar?” He hissed. 

Starts off at Waterbending Scroll episode, goes different direction. Zuko is pretty much the insane, reckless, violent, angsty lil shit we see in Season 1. Katara is super sassy and coolio and tough and if bad stuff happens to her, she doesn’t do any of that stupid “cowering in fear but falls in love with mean guy cuz yay Stockholm Syndrome!” shit, instead she does the “imma be awful to you if you’re awful to me, and the fact that you’re fire nation doesn’t help you at all you asshat little brat.” I like the frustrated, crazy Zuko, I like how smart, sneaky, and resourceful Katara is in this story as well. 

Lots of shit happens from the moment Katara is taken to his ship. Right now, where I’m at in the story, they’re on a deserted island and have to depend on each other and Zuko is starting to realize “wow, I’ve been a big asshat to Katara, and she’s my only means of survival right now, I should be nice and appreciate what she has done for me so far”, kinda hinting at the beginning of a redemption arc, while Katara is like “he can go shove a coconut up his ass I’m not messing with that tool ffs I hate his stupid angry ass byyyyye”. Jet has also just been introduced and is as insane as ever, a big wild card right now and no one knows what’s going to happen with this guy walking around. 

Right now it’s heading in a very awesome direction, the emotions are there and you will get tense while reading. The action scenes are well written and you’ll be freaking out  when you get to them. I’m hoping that the author will write this as a 200k fic that covers the whole show to the end (and maybe beyond??) because I am liking how the author is writing not only the characters, but their relationship development too. It would be cool to see them interacting to different situations introduced throughout the show. There is the occasional spelling error, but not so obvious that it takes away from the story. Really good though so far, you should definitely check this out.

- In the Same Candlelight by Like a Dove (Rated T, 76+ words, Complete)

In a world where there is no war, Zuko and Katara spend their summers together. Growing up is messy, embarrassing, and at times sad, but they think it might be okay because they have each other. Edited summary. 

 AU, no war. Aang stopped Fire Nation from messing world up, he’s now a pretty old guy who is still adorable af. Water Tribe siblings and Fire Nation siblings spend vacations with each other and pretty much grow up with each other. More cutesy stuff. 

- I Was Not Magnficent by Like a Dove (Rated M, 53k+ words, Complete)

When Zuko first meets the waterbender with the scars, he’s fascinated by her. His fascination quickly turns into something much more. Soon Zuko will have to confront his greatest enemy - himself. AU. 

 AU, No Aang found from iceberg, Zuko didn’t speak out against general at war meeting and is still a prince in the Fire Nation, Fire Nation has pretty much taken over the whole world with Sozin’s Comet. Because of problems with little rebellions, Fire Nation starts messed up breeding program so they can raise their own earthbenders and waterbenders to enforce Fire Nation rule around world. They finally bring in a scarred waterbender for the program, shit goes down. Pretty good. Zuko is a snotty little dick who you kinda wanna slap (Katara actually does this, so no worries there) but grows into a more honorable guy. Katara is pretty cool too. My only complaint is that I didn’t like how quickly they immediately fell in love with each other. It felt a little rushed considering that they really didn’t confront many obstacles and personal beliefs that would keep them from wanting to suck face, but otherwise pretty cool story.

- Resting in a Raze (Sequel to I Was Not Magnificent) by Like a Dove (Rated M, 24k+ words, WIP) 

Zuko and Sokka go searching for a waterbender who has been long lost. Slowly but surely their world begins to erupt around them. Sequel to ‘I Was Not Magnificent’. 

To be honest, I haven’t kept up too much with this, but I figured people might want to know that there’s a sequel so BAM here it is 

- Tempest in a Teacup*** by AkaVertigo (Rated T, 34k+ words, IDK if it’s supposed to be complete, it felt like there was supposed to be more to me…) 

Fate puts Katara in the Fire Nation to grow up in the company of a Dragon, a prince, and a lot of good tea. AU Zutara…of a sort. 

 I’m pretty sure this is one of the most famous Zutara fics out there. AU, Iroh finds Katara as a little girl, raises her, she and Zuko grow close. This is really beautifully written. It manages to deliver strong emotions, humor, great dialogue, and an overall good plot through gorgeous passages. It’s set up like poetry at times but it is awesome. Pretty good stuff here.

- The Chief and I *** by jassmarie19 (Rated T, 21k+ words, WIP)

100 years after the War started the Fire Nation has managed to add on all of the four nations as Provinces, except the Southern Water Tribe. It is Zuko’s duty to travel to this land of people that shut themselves away from the world at the onset of the War and convince them to surrender. The King and I inspired AU. Rating may change.

This story is super awesome. I’m not gonna lie, the first chapter had me thinking that there wouldn’t be much to expect from the story but I WAS A FOOL AND HAVE SEEN THE ERROR IN MY WAYS. The plot is super cool.  There is much tension between the accomplished asshole Prince Zuko and a proud and sassy Chief Katara. Katara has some struggles she must face before and during the Fire Nation’s unexpected and very much unwanted arrival, such as just wanting her dad and bro home to take over. She and Zuko constantly butt heads as the arrogant (and very ignorant) Zuko tries to force Katara to surrender the Southern Water Tribe to the Fire Nation (or empire, at this point). Where I am right now, it looks like Zuko will be pulling in man power to take over the Water Tribe through force as he is getting frustrated (in more than one way, tbh, which is entertaining cuz Katara is just like GUHhhHhHHHHROSS GET YOUR WEIRD ASS TYRANNICAL SELF AWAY FROM ME). I can’t wait for the next update as shit just went down cuz Zuko is an impulsive dumbass who “doesn’t think things through” so suspense is there and very strong. Definitely worth reading.

- Polar Nights by crystalline talisman (Rated T, 72k+ words, WIP)

In order to arrange a treaty for the long standing war between the Water Tribe and Fire Nation, Prince Zuko is sent to the South Pole to arrange a truce by Fire Lord Lu Ten, where he is greeted by subzero temperatures, sea prunes, and quirky customs. This of course, is a cake walk compared to the revelation he’ll be marrying the stubborn spiritual leader, Katara. AU. Zutara.


Kind of a challenge to the idea of Katara being the one to leave her homeland for a political marriage. This is really entertaining, with spot on characters and interactions, an interesting look at South Water Tribe and Fire Nation cultures, and a fun plot overall. It shouldn’t be so entertaining seeing Zuko have a hard time, but with so many funny components to the many challenges he has to face in order to be seen as “proper husband material”, you can’t help but hope for more. Katara is also very awesome. She is a priestess with a stubborn personality, trying to face her own fate and what is expected of her in her position. She that takes quite a bit of joy out of jostling Zuko around. Fun. They are growing to at least see each other as possible friends where I am at in the story, with the prospect of heading back to the Fire Nation for another ceremonial process there. Humorous with great drama, this one is a pretty great read.


-Water Wench *** by Meeknchic (Rated M, 3k+ words, WIP)

“What is your idea of justice, Prince Zuko?” she asked through the fixed smirk. The woman sauntered closer. “Would you throw me in your dungeon?”


This is such a funny fic. I’m not sure if I should label it as “humor” or cracktastic. Poor Zuko is just trying his hardest and then he has to deal with a dumbass military friend, Chang, (who is bae tbh if he isn’t at first he will be later) and a snarky waterbender that just won’t give him the Avatar. The thing is, she doesn’t know that she’s giving shelter to the master of four elements. Each chapter so far has basically been Zuko’s failed attempts at getting the Avatar, persuading Katara to hand him over, ignoring his attraction for the uninterested Katara, while his stupid ass friend is laughing at Zuko when he is on fire when butt naked (this actually happens). The dialogue is witty and hilarious, the characters are quite on point as far as sticking to their canon selves goes. The author’s main OC (Chang the bae) has so much personality considering that he isn’t in the fic as often as Z and K. Where I am at, Katara has just been apprehended and is pissed. 


Anyway, super fun, quick read, so you READ AND FINISH IT WHILE TAKING A SHIT. 


-Down in Flames *** by sjdboom (Rated M, 80k+ words, WIP)

As Katara battles to protect the Avatar and restore balance to the world, she struggles to ignore the one major, golden-eyed confliction who keeps getting in her way. Rated M for chapters 22 & 26 ;)

THIS FIC. YES.


YOU WANT BLUTARA?! YOU GET BLUTARA!! YOU WANT FLUFF?!! YOU GET FLUFF!!! YOU WANT PRE-GAANG ZUKO?!?! YOU GET PRE-GAANG ZUKO!! YOU WANT GAANG ZUKO??!? YOU GET A GAANG ZUKO!!! YOU WANT SOME ANGST YOU GONNA GET SOME OF THAT TOO!!! THIS AUTHOR IS LIKE THE FREAKING OPRAH OF ZUTARA AUTHOR HANDING OUT EVERY LITTLE THING YOU LOVE ABOUT ZUTARA FICS IN ONE STORY.


like damn this fic has the best of everything and the things I listed above only scratch the surface. you get a reasonably paced development between Zuko and Katara, you get betrayal, you get a sneaky Zuko with inner turmoil, you get a smart and independent katara, you get a capture where SHE DON’T FALL IN LOVE PLS STOP THIS AWFUL TROPE DON’T DO THIS PLS. you also get an awesome plot that has you hopping all over the world, the Gaang present or working in background of story (you know, like what they would do in their situations, instead of fangirling over z and k…. they gonna do stuff with the war), Katara and Zuko having to face each other and themselves, just so much happens in this fic for how short it is and it is handled so well. I am praying for the next update.


Super awesome, you’ll immediately get hooked. 


-Facets*** by balai (Rated T, 61k+ words, WIP)

It was unfathomable. Imagine the rumours, the scandal that would spread at the idea of the Fire Lord sneaking about under the cover of darkness, donning the mask of the Blue Spirit. But he would do it. He knew the risks he took. Still, he would do it for her.


Oh you want a punch to the heart? read this fic then and feel you insides cry. like damn this fic is so good and you will be filled with emotions so no mascara while reading this one. basically post war Zuko and Katara dealing with external and internal forces, growing closer as they overcome many obstacles in efforts to help the world get back on its feet. Very nice.


-The Plan*** by Sisters-From-Hell (Rated T, 53k+ words, WIP)

Katara was captured after trying to save Haru. Now she is a concubine in the Fire Lord’s Palace and she must find a way to save her tribe and the world. AU based on the movie “One Night With the King”


YES THIS ONE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST I READ AND IT’S STILL ONE OF THE BEST. AU, older, no avatar (yet…. wink wink)


GTFO with all those weird “KAtaara is a concubine to PRinc no FIRE LORD ZUko but they fall into luv <3” shit cuz that is not what would happen and YOU know it and thankfully this author knows it too.


Katara, being Katara, isn’t just gonna sit around all doe eyed while the world goes up in flames (pun), and she gets captured by the Fire Nation while causing shit for the nation. Sent to its capital, about to be given to old creepy guys for “personal use” a certain angel comes to her in the form of a tea loving uncle of the freaking Fire Lord. Iroh is basically a sneaky little shit but you know that’s Iroh and we love him for it. Zuko and Katara meet, it goes BADLY, and they hate each other (at worst) or ignore and look down on each other (at best). Does a pretty good job of subtly acknowledging stuff like the prejudices one would see in a colonizing, warring country, and doesn’t have Katara and Zuko falling in love immediately. There’s an incredible amount of tension and contempt between the two, and when they aren’t making the other’s life shitty, they’re creating plans. For Zuko, to use Katara as a tool for the war to “persuade” the Water Tribes to surrender to Fire Nation rule. With Katara, she takes advantage of living in the palace to soak up every bit of information at her disposal, with the hopes of using it later to give to the resistance groups or to take out the Fire Lord himself. She so far has kept her bending abilities hidden, and she has attracted the eye of certain Fire Nation men that Zuko is to deal with. Right now, it seems like Zuko is beginning to find her attractive (not admitting that to himself, though) and she is literally puking at the thought of being romantic with him, even if it is for her benefit in the long run. Also, a certain tribesman may have just cracked open the iceberg…


Super awesome, definitely should read if you want a break from the never-ending “katara-gets-captured-and-instead-of-working-to-end-war-or-to-acknowledge-and-fight-back-against-oppressive-nation-and-people-that-have-messed-up-her-life-she-gonna-fall-for-a-dude’s-diq-while-he-ignores-years-of-propoganda-and-shitty-parenting-and-decides-he-suddenly-likes-katara-too” stories. 


-Fallacy by BloomRay (Rated T, 15k+ words, WIP)

Three years have passed since the Avatar’s defeat and the Fire Nation’s victory in the war. Katara and a handful of survivors have sought refuge amongst the ruins of the Western Air Temple. That is, until someone shows up. A very unwelcome someone, as it so happens. AU.


Not gonna lie, when I first read this, I was like “no”. I didn’t want to see Zuko regress back into his Season 1 personality as it would have been out of character, and I don’t like “Aang died…. okay anyway Zuko and Katara now suck face happy happy ending yes!” stories


This doesn’t do that wow I don’t know why I thought it would thank Jesus that’s not what we readers will have in this story. There were plot twists and major surprises and it’s only the beginning of the story. Very good so far, it has lots of potential.


-The Prophecy by XrhiaX (Rated T, 19k+ words, WIP)

AU. The Avatar lives in chains. The Earth Kingdom has fallen. Prince Zuko is a prisoner within the palace for his traitorous actions. And a Prophecy foretells of how the Last Southern Waterbender pertains to the Fire Nation’s ultimate victory.


To be honest I have no idea what’s happening right now and I mean that in a good way. Basically, you have a different plot running with the idea of Zuko still suffering punishment, but now he has a new “cell mate” (will make sense once you read). There’s still a search for the Avatar, and a confused and pissed Katara is taken to the Fire Nation to live in a gold cage, for reasons she doesn’t know either. There is obviously something keeping her there, as characters like Lu Ten are acting strangely while visiting a lonely Zuko, and there are talks of a prophecy. I can’t wait to see what will happen next, as the author already shows they have something planned with the way they are setting up everything so far. Since it is told from Zuko’s and Katara’s limited points of view, we only see so much, adding to the suspense. Pretty cool fic.


-Aerials*** by Bravada (Rated M, 28k+ words, WIP)

AU. One hundred years ago, the Avatar was killed, and the benders were no more. But now that the Fire Lord has merged with a demon, the Spirits are going to have to set things straight. Zutara, Taang, Sukka.


I love this fic. Zuko and Uncle washed up on SWT shore, taking on aliases to avoid death (confrontation, though, is something they do face and face often). Zuko slowly bonds with STW, in particular the two children of Chief Hakoda. Right when it seems like everything is going well, BAM SHIT GOES DOWN, IDENTITIES EXPOSED, and that’s just the beginning. Where I am right now, Zuko, Katara, Sokka, and Iroh left for the Southern Air Temples in search for people similar to Zuko and Katara. I love how in character everyone is, how fun the dialogues are as they always seem to grow a bit after a conversation, and the writing overall flows well. Every little interaction adds so much to the story. I enjoyed how Zuko grows from awkward and angry to awkward and nice, along with how Katara is strong, but also affectionate. The little events that help them to grow together are super fun and exciting. The other characters so far, such as Hakoda, Iroh, Sokka, and Zhao also make big impressions.


Great, fun read.


-The Spirit’s Beauty: A Fairy Tale of Sorts by NonsensicalLyrics  (Rated T, 28k+ words, Complete)

When Sokka and Aang go snooping around a seemingly abandoned ship only to discover it’s cursed, Katara must sacrifice herself in exchange for the Avatar’s freedom. Based loosely on the traditional fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast”. Bluetara/Zutara.


This follows pretty closely to the original Disney story while remaining true to ATLA, I was surprised that this could be accomplished and done well. Zuko as the beast is endearing and Katara is pretty cool. I loved the whole mythos set up for the story as it added much to the story without taking away the charm ATLA has. It pretty much works like an episode of ATLA as they immediately go along with the main plot there. Pretty nice stuff.


-Reflections Dire by Jadely (Rated K+, 7k+ words, Complete)

News of the Painted Lady’s return spreads all the way to the Fire Nation capital, birthing festivities among the people. And who could happen to stumble into the middle of it with a keen curiosity other than the unsettled prince Zuko, who decides who decides to take up the face of the Blue Spirit one last time to meet the fabled woman himself. But who is who under the moonlight?

Zuko and Katara have to face their demons. Pretty cool, will make you sad for actual Painted Lady and Blue Spirit. Katara’s and Zuko’s interactions are pretty realistic too. Very nice short read. 

-Even So*** by lewilder (Rated T, 7k+ words, Complete)

A hundred years after Avatar Roku stops the Fire Nation’s attempts to take over the world, uprisings begin again in the Fire court. After the battles, the new Fire Lord, Zuko, seeks to reaffirm old alliances and looks for a bride from the Southern Water Tribe. Zutara, AU. Oneshot. 


THIS FIC KILLS ME WITH THE BEAUTY AND SIMPLICITY AND THE SET UP BOTH IN TERMS OF PLOT AND THE WRITING STYLE ITSELF  GOSH IT’S SO PERFECT THIS IS WHAT I WANT FROM MY ARRANGED MARRIAGE STORIES


Zuko and Katara marry, Katara is stubborn and won’t learn his language, he is still a shy little sweety anyway, they grow close while learning each others languages and the amount of affection between the two is so sweet but believable and not too much. It kinda follows them throughout their married years together (a little bit before for Katara). Very beautiful, can also read while in bathroom stall so double awesome.


-Beneath the Alder Tree by Harky21 (Rated M, 27k+ words, WIP)

“I’ve experienced many things in my time. I’ve seen storms brew and felt the earth quake. But there’s one thing that I’d only ever heard of in the whistling of the wind and on the dying breaths of men.” Beneath the branches of an alder tree a boy and a girl from enemy clans meet and learn that they may not be as different from each other as they thought. Rated M for later chapters.


Really great, set up almost poetically and from the point of a tree. It may sound weird, but it works so well. Katara and Zuko live in neighboring clans at war with each other, but grow very close through out the years in a field between their homes. The tree is a sort of narrator and I read it for the most part in Gandalf’s voice so there’s that. Super nice story with lots of surprises, tension, and great character growth.


-Burn to Ashes by beanaroony (Rated T, 21k+ words, WIP)

This is what the blood of betrayal tastes like, when its claws dig into your chest and tear at your throat and you palate nothing but sorrow and distrust again and again, again and again. S3 finale AU.


Well if you’re up for more angst cuz you just couldn’t get enough from earlier fics, here is this one for you. While heading over to take down Azula during Sozin’s comet, Zuko turns on Katara, believing it was for the best. They have to deal with much tension as Katara is sooooo done at this point and Zuko, being Zuko, just wanted to help but keeps screwing up instead. While they’re interacting, there’s lots going on in the background, mainly with everyone’s favorite batshit crazy royal, Azula. Pretty good so far. Where I’m at in the story, there is a major build up to something big about to happen so yes suspense is there, too.


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Once again, when I have time I will finish this list and organize it. I know that I’m missing a ton from this post, so if you want more before I have time to update this list, message me and I’ll send you some quick links. If there’s something you guys think I forgot, message me and I’ll see that it’s changed. Have fun :)

i will hopefully have fics for pairings like jinko up sometime too.

Next season on Legends of Tomorrow
  • *Waverider crashes again*
  • Sara: Gideon, what's our status?
  • Gideon: We seem to have crashed, Captain.
  • Mick: How could we crash? We didn't even take off- HOLY SHIT!
  • Sara: What?
  • Mick: your hair is pink!
  • Sara: what *looks at hair, definitely pink* holy shit! My hair is pink!
  • Jax: but you were blond 2 seconds ago.
  • Nate: we really screwed up time.
  • Ray: I don't know, I kind of like it.

“Can you hear me running–can you hear me calling you?” [insp.]

From the SDCC Voltron goodies, there was that line from Keith about Shiro and. well. even though I see these two more as brothers than a ship, you can’t deny those feels hurt

anonymous asked:

Personally, I agree with the accords (the way a congress would agree with a bill. Like make certain adjustments and it's brilliant but I guess its okay) and Cap kinda started the debate that led to the fight, but on principle of what Tony did throughout the movie to get his way makes me team nobody ur both wrong. Like personally, I just wanted Bucky happy the whole movie.

I mean I disagree with the accords massively. Like….hugely.
Governments being in control of deciding who deserves help and who doesn’t and where help can be applied is a…terrible idea. I know it’s a terrible idea bc we live in a world where that’s the system in place and refugees are being banned from entering safe countries, Flint have been without clean water since 2014, America is slowly turning into a replica of Nazi Germany and the rest of the world isn’t questioning it. Like government being the final say in who gets help is a terrible idea bc politicians have power and they have that power as a direct result of money and money comes to them through war and disaster and that always comes at the cost of human life. Steve was right, they’re people with agendas and agendas change. And their agendas do not put people first, they put finance first.

The very point of the Avengers was that they were outside of that mindset. They weren’t getting paid, they weren’t profiting, they were just people with the ability to help, and so help is what they did. And that was their choice to make. They weren’t bound to anyone telling them they had to go somewhere or that they couldn’t go somewhere. They made their choice and the choice was their own. Which meant the consequences were too.

Tony wanted to pass those consequences onto someone else. Which is a thing a lot of people that have grown up with privilege do. They want to get the glory when things go right, without taking the responsibility when things go wrong. He’s feeling guilty about things that went wrong bc of choices he made so he’s saying “Give them the final decision as to whether we help or not, and that way when things go right, people see us saving the day, but when things go wrong, it wasn’t our decision to be there”.

Also, the fight in Lagos that led to the accords, had Wanda not done what she did, significantly more people would have died from Rumlow’s bomb blast, she minimised the casualties. When you’re dealing with threats like they deal with obviously people are going to get hurt, like Steve said you try to save as many people as you can. Which is what Wanda did. So the instigator for the accords was ridiculous bc would they have rather Wanda not done anything and that whole market place been dead?

As for the actual fight, Steve and Tony aren’t even fighting about the same thing??? The actual fight in this movie has Tony refusing to budge from his stance of “We have to sign the accords, you have to hand Barnes over, that’s what is going to happen” but Steve is like, not even talking about the accords at that point. Steve’s like, trying to do his job as an Avenger. He literally says to Tony that Zemo has access to 5 other soldiers capable of doing more damage than Bucky and they need to go and stop that. Like it’s not even about the accords at that point, and Steve isn’t being shady and hiding that fact, he straight up tells them that there’s a serious threat that needs to be taken care of.

Basically I disagree with every single choice made by Tony in this whole movie and I agree with every single choice made by Steve in this whole movie bc Steve was being practical and Tony was being egotistical.

But none of this even matters bc Bucky didn’t get hugged at all in this movie so what was even the point.

As a Syrian immigrant who comes from a globally scattered family of more immigrants, refugees, and those still stuck in the unsteady haven of Damascus:
fuck EVERY Trump supporter.

As a Syrian immigrant whose mother spent all last night weeping because she hasn’t seen her own mother or (now deceased) father in over a decade and now will indefinitely never be able to do so:
fuck EVERY “centrist” who claimed Hillary Clinton was just as bad.

You have singlehandedly allowed a poorly tanned FACIST destroy not only my family’s life but millions of others in even poorer and more desperate conditions with ONE FUCKING SIGNATURE.

We have not learned from history.
We are still stupidly repeating it.

The City Hysteria.

“Have you heard of the illness hysteria siberiana? Try to imagine this: You’re a farmer, living all alone on the Siberian tundra. Day after day you plow your fields. As far as the eye can see, nothing. To the north, the horizon, to the east, the horizon, to the south, to the west, more of the same. Every morning, when the sun rises in the east, you go out to work in your fields. When it’s directly overhead, you take a break for lunch. When it sinks in the west, you go home to sleep. And then one day, something inside you dies. Day after day you watch the sun rise in the east, pass across the sky, then sink in the west, and something breaks inside you and dies. You toss your plow aside and, your head completely empty of thought, begin walking toward the west. Heading toward a land that lies west of the sun. Like someone, possessed, you walk on, day after day, not eating or drinking, until you collapse on the ground and die. That’s hysteria siberiana.”

― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun