I was wondering if you knew any cool fanfics that don't have any real sort of shipping (or shipping mainly being hinted or background?)
You came to the right place. Even though I deeply love certain ships, I am primarily a gen writer, and I seek out and cherish the little bit of genfic I find. It’s few and far between in this fandom, unfortunately, and most of them are short, which is reflected in this rec list.
Another Brother by AvocadoLove:
It was a mission of revenge. There weren’t supposed to be any survivors,
but Chief Hakoda couldn’t bring himself to kill the Fire Nation boy.
Against his better judgment, he brought him home. A Zuko joins the Water
words, WIP [Fanfiction.net]
This is one of the best fics in the fandom, bar none. It’s long, plotty, and character driven, full of family politics and family bonds. Just an amazing fic.
Aftermath by @somariel:
Iroh receives word of the Gaang’s victories and gives someone a well-earned tongue-lashing.
Iroh visits Ozai in prison and gives him a piece of his mind.
The Airbending Master by Lizbee:
Teaching airbenders is not the same as restoring the Air Nomads.
Short and sweet pre-comics fic about Aang teaching airbending Ty Lee.
Gilded Green by Caelum Blue:
At the end of Iroh’s Siege, the Dai Li decide to test their brainwashing
abilities on a Fire Nation soldier. They don’t know that their guinea
pig-rat happens to be a supposedly-dead prince. First in a series. AU,
words, WIP [AO3]
A long, plotty take on one of my favorite nightmare AU scenarios. Full of well developed and interesting OCs, overtly creepy and unsettlingly domestic by turns. Great fic.
Tea with Destiny by AvocadoLove:
After the shock of Lu Ten’s death, Iroh makes a fateful journey into the
Spirit World. The tea there is exquisite, but the company may give Iroh
a run for his money.
Beautiful fic, just read.
Lessons in Thin Air by Lisse:
What Zuko learns at the Western Air Temple, whether he wants to or not.
This short character study about Zuko and the gaang packs a real punch.
Five Generations of Facepalms by Lazy8:
It’s a curse every generation wishes on the next one at some point in their lives. The Fire Nation royal family is no exception.
Fire Nation Royal Family comedy about the ways the children manage to appall their parents. Al kinds of fun.
The Dragon Incident by Wrongfun: Everytime Aang, Katara and Toph had some business to do, they dumped their kids in Zuko’s court. Cue, chaos.
Very very funny look at Zuko attempting to babysit the gaang’s offspring. Suyin wants a dragon. Druk, Zuko, and the architecture of the palace suffer.
Five Ways Toph Created Her Own Family (Whether She Liked It or Not)
by lady ganesh: [Dreamwidth]
Wonderful Toph character study about building a family of choice and becoming an adult.
Eight Principals of Yong by psocoptera:
The pen is mightier than the sword, or how Zuko saves the day via the power of good penmanship.
Amazing post Last Agni Kai Zuko character study about Zuko and Katara figuring out what to o next with the Fire Nation.
Red is the Color of the End of the World by @sholiofic:
Post-series, Katara is adjusting to the new shape of the world. They all are.
4241 words [AO3]
Immediately post-canon Katara character study, lush, beautiful, and a touching exploration of friendship.
The Ember Island Portraits:
Katara offers Zuko friendship by repeatedly doing something that annoys him.
I am such an enormous sucker for Katara and Zuko friendship fics, and this is one of the very best.
Hey everyone I have two services I run now the Witchery Cafe && My New Plant Shop. I will put both options in this post. They will be separated by a dotted line. Which ever one interests you just message me and let me know. Or if both interest you. PLEASE Read the rules for both services thank you !
Picture is mine for attention. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. My New Plant Shop 🌱
Hey everyone my plant shop is now in its pre-opening stage if you would like to order any color hybrid, Jacobs ladders, or any type of mushroom just let me know and I will get them for you💕🌱🍃✨
🌱🍃 You can order up to a pocket full of flowers or mushrooms at once ! :) Yes I have every type of hybrid and mushroom !
Please do not run or steal anything if you are in my town <3 Please have your pockets completely empty Please do not venture off on your own
FC: 4012-6994-4313 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. The Witchery Cafe ✨
PLEASE READ RULES This is free 💚😄
✨ Welcome to The Witchery Cafe ✨
Where you can order all of your food/sweets needs. -still partly under construction but allowing visitors for pre opening- adding more soon.
FC- 4012-6994-4313 Ocarina✨
This is how it works I’ll post a menu of what you can order if anything interests you just comment/message what you want and your friend code (unless I already have you added) I will get it ready for you. May take me a few minutes to get it ready but you must pick up the item or items on the same day you comment/message.
🌟⭐️🌟You may order two or three items at a time.🌟🌟🌟
If you would like to come inside and eat basically just explore or chill or check out the witchery you may. Or if you wanna just pick up your food and leave you may as well.
❤️Please do not run or steal anything !
New Items added to the menu please take a look <3 New And Updated Menu <3
- Kiddie meal lunch combo b (veggie rice, jello, smiley face french fry with ketchup ) I think thats what it is lol I don’t really know if its a french fry or not but it looks like one. or you could say its a yellow blob with a smiley face thats written in ketchup on it lmao.
- Kiddie meal lunch combo c (pink jello, potatoes and gravy, lettuce (There’s also different lunch combos for kiddie meal)^
More items on the menu :)
Set lunch two different set lunches you can get - Fried fish meal - Fried egg meal
Imperial pot different imperial pots you can get - Fried egg and crab - Fried Rice - Sweet and Sour - Chop Suey
Curry Plate Different types you can get - Dal Curry - Vegetable korma - Saag Murgh
Hot plate different hot plates you can get - Pancake - Omelet - Pizza
Milk Carton - Coffee milk - Orange Juice - Vegetable Juice - Tomato Juice
Now In stock INGREDIENTS
You can order - Milk - Butter - Flour - Sugar - Vinegar
More extra stuff - cheese - ramen cup(ramen and ramen cup are different) - burger meal - donburi - donut box - fish and chips - hearty breakfast - light breakfast - lunch pack - pancakes - potato gratin - rice balls - sausage - lobster - tacos - udon soup - watermelon - veggie basket - rice cake
More new items on the menu for ordering 🙂
Mug Different types of drinks you can get inside the mug - hot chocolate - latte art - soup
Bread box Types of bread you can get - raisin bread - cheese bread - cocoa marble bread
New items on the menu for ordering <3 Just ask me if you wanna order <3
~Berliner ~Blowfish sashimi ~Bread making set ~Bureom ~Cinnamoroll tray ~Coconut Juice ~Cutting board set ~Egg Basket
~Frying Pan Different ones you can get - Burnt Food - Empty ~Fueki-pot ~Kimbap-plate
~Pickle-jar Different types you can get - Pepper - Zucchini - Carrot - Asparagus
熊本名物 熊本ラーメン // Kumamoto Series: Kumamoto Ramen Kumamoto’s been in the news this week for earthquakes, and all the sadness made me want to point out some nice things and lovely local foods. The Kumamoto touch comes from garlic: garlic chips, deep-fried garlic bits, or browned garlic (the oil from frying garlic). The savory richness of the garlic cuts some of the greasiness of the tonkotsu pork bone broth, and creates a more refreshing flavor.
This is my go to “Cold Banishing” potion - used in soups or marinades or dressings
*Garlic - 1 large clove garlic or 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder - to cleanse and banish the sickness
* Ginger - 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger grated - to speed up and power the magical working, for healing as well
* Vinegar - any on hand, I use Citrus Rice Wine Vinegar a lot - cleansing
* Sesame oil - to taste - for the “prosperity” of the spell, a little insurance so the spell works
* Salt or Soy Sauce - to taste - cleansing/protection from reinfection
* Hot spice of some sort - chili oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, etc to cleanse and protect with the property of fire, to “burn out the sickness”
I use this combo regularly in my Cold Banishing Soup. I recently used it in a marinade for meat as well!
Use this as a sauce, flavoring or marinade for the rest of your meal. I like to add this to soup with lots of veggies, so that I get lots of vitamins as well to help fight off the sickness. Also, adding this to chicken broth includes the “healing chicken soup” vibe as well, that we use so much for colds and flus! Don’t forget your noodles and meat. A well balanced meal helps heal tremendously and gets you the nutrients you need to heal, as well!
Hey Sam, Ihave been noticing that you perhaps cook a lot during the weekend. Do you box stiff up for the week? Do you plan meals ahead of time? I am trying to make sure I have some homemade food for the week so I'm not inevitably hitting the deli for a lunch sandwich on a weekday trying to live on a budget. Any advice please?
I do cook primarily on the weekends and box stuff up for the week, yes, but I don’t really plan meals ahead of time. What I do instead is cook three to four dishes that can be portioned out into tupperware, and then I just eat on that all week, with occasional cooked meals for dinners and such. Realistically that usually stretches them out to two weeks.
Basically I cook a lot of food that can be separated out into meal-sized tupperware and reheated easily. Stuff like noodles and meat in sauce (stroganoff, meatballs in red sauce, Japanese curry chicken udon) reheats well in the microwave because all the “solids” like noodles and veg and such are suspended in a sauce, which steams them and keeps them from drying out or turning chewy. Also stuff like casseroles, enchiladas, risotto.
So I make a crapload of this stuff, and I measure out five lunch’s worth (or in my case, really, ten smaller packets, since I eat two small meals at work instead of one lunch – I have “lunch” at 10:30 and “tea” at 2). I often take more than one day’s food at a time, just so I don’t have to remember to pack lunch in every day, then when I’m at work I can choose what I’m in the mood for.
The rest of the food, the food that doesn’t fit into that week’s meal plan, I throw in the freezer. I think really that’s the key: leftovers go in the freezer for a bit so by the time I take them out they’re something I want to eat again. And I make sure there’s a variety, like I always have at least three different dishes to choose from. Plus I pack little treats like mini cheeses or hardboiled eggs in case I don’t want something hot.
I also kind of started listening to my cravings and compensating for them. Like, I really like getting a meatball sandwich sometimes, so I brought meatballs-and-pasta into my rotation – I just make a crapload of meatballs over the weekend (which you can make yourself, or buy freezer meatballs), cook them in spaghetti sauce so that they’ve got that nice “braised in tomato” flavor that meatballs at the sandwich shop have, and stir them into a pot of macaroni, then dish that up for lunches. In the winter I tend to want french fries all the time, but mashed potatoes are a good substitute, so I would make a bunch of tupperwares that were chicken in a sauce on the bottom, topped with mashed potatoes.
We tend to think of lunch as a light meal, a salad or a sandwich, but I almost never eat either – I always have a hot meal that sounds more like it would be suited to a dinner, I just eat a smaller portion than I would at dinner. Reframing how I thought of lunch in that way really helped me to get onboard with the “cook on the weekend, eat it all week” idea.
If Sarumi, post-ROK
Fushimi and Yata actually sit down and have a proper talk about why
Fushimi left and what he was feeling. Fushimi keeps trying to evade
Yata’s questions at first, trying to boil everything down to a simple
‘I didn’t belong,’ but Yata hasn’t been trying this hard to
understand Fushimi just to let him get away with half truths. They
talk for hours instead, Fushimi haltingly putting his feelings into
words in a way he hasn’t for almost his entire life, and maybe he
doesn’t say everything – he can’t yet, can’t talk about the
hallucinations of thatman and about anthills set on
fire, but he can talk about how it felt setting fire to his own skin
and why he felt he had to do it, reasons and reasons and the more he
talks the more Yata wants to punch him and then hug him because you
stupid idiot I was never going to leave you behind. In the end
they talk and they yell and they cry and they hug, and if they’re
both trembling in each other’s arms neither one mentions it.
If Sarumi, they
move in together afterward. Fushimi’s still got his room in the
Scepter 4 dorms, of course, but he’s spending less and less time
there – Munakata makes little comments about it here and there,
that there’s not as much for Scepter 4 to do nowadays and Fushimi
doesn’t need to overwork himself, he can have half days and short
days and a commute would be easy. The more Yata meets Fushimi for
drinks after work and afternoons at the game center like old times,
evenings at Yata’s cramped apartment for one with Yata making Fushimi
healthy dinners and all but forcing the vegetables down his stupid
stubborn throat because you need to eat healthier you stupid
monkey, look at you, you’re even skinnier than you used to be,
the more Yata’s apartment seems too cramped and Fushimi’s dorm too
empty. Yata tries to sound cool and casual as he suggests it again, a
new apartment together. He fails at the cool and casual and ends up
sounding nervous and awkward instead. Fushimi nods anyway without
even thinking about it, and the way Yata’s face lights up is enough
to keep him from regretting it.
If Sarumi, they
move in together and for weeks there are boxes in the living room
because Fushimi’s still overworking himself and comes home too tired
to open them, and is too lazy on days off to bother. Yata refuses to
open Fushimi’s boxes and put stuff away because he knows how
picky Fushimi is about his things and I’m not putting your shit
away just so you can complain about where I put it Saruhiko. One
Saturday Yata finally grabs Fushimi by the shirt collar and says we
are getting rid of these boxes Saruhiko even if I have to throw them
the fuck away. They end up finding a box of Yata’s that was
overlooked, a bunch of memories from middle school – pictures and
little keepsakes, a seashell Fushimi found that time Yata took him to
the beach and a torn ticket for an amusement park the day they went
together and it rained, and they both got soaked but had fun anyway,
until Fushimi got a cold the next day and Yata skipped school to keep
an eye on him. Yata laughs at some old story and spots Fushimi
looking at him with this soft smile and a fond look in his eyes that
Yata can’t ever remember seeing before. When he looks up to meet
Fushimi’s eyes Fushimi immediately clicks his tongue and looks away,
but Yata doesn’t forget that smile.
If Sarumi, their
first kiss is over cheap takeout one night when it’s storming and the
power is out and Fushimi is complaining because his PDA is out of
charge and who knows what work he could be getting done if only he
could use his laptop. Yata lights candles with his powers and Fushimi
considers jumpstarting his PDA with his Green powers until Yata
convinces him to please not start an electrical fire just so you can
stare at your stupid PDA all night Saruhiko. They share an order of
takeout, greasy noodles with meat, unhealthy in just the way Fushimi
likes, and Yata slips him vegetables hoping Fushimi will mistake them
for meat in the poor lighting. Fushimi doesn’t, and pushes them back
onto Yata’s plate when Yata’s not looking. They talk and tease each
other and Yata jumps at the sound of a particularly loud crack of
thunder and then denies is afterward, and neither one can say who was
the first one to move in for the kiss but neither one complains about
sometimes things are good and sometimes things aren’t but they’ve
figured out how to navigate it by now, Fushimi’s moods and Yata’s
temper and the gaps of communication between them that are ever
narrowing. Fushimi still lives on half truths and tongue clicks and a
hovering uncertainty that he can’t entirely throw away, Yata still
has moments of frustration and depression and wondering what an
amazing guy like Fushimi sees in an idiot like him. They still work,
even so, through anger and fights and then apologies and yelling at
each other through tears, laughing at their own stupidity, Fushimi
looking annoyed and averting his eyes while Yata just smiles and
shakes his head and leans against him. Fushimi’s burn heals and scars
properly, and it almost doesn’t hurt either of them to look at it
now. They work out an understanding of things that have happened and
things that still happen, they learn to deal with each other’s
moments of weakness and they still have each other’s backs, still
fight in perfect sync even after all this time, and there’s no one
either of them would rather have at their back. It’s comfortable and
it’s close and it’s good – not a small world but a larger one,
stitched together from broken parts, and it’s better than either one
of them ever thought things would be, once upon a time on that day
when everything broke, and they fixed it together.