I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I’ve been
thinking in a Yuri on Ice/Avatar The Last Airbender AU and so far these are my ideas:
Just like in the anime, he’s very shy and unsure of himself. He’s an airbender,
the first bender born in his family in over a century. He doesn’t feel
comfortable being an airbender because everyone tells him that he should become
a monk and only live a spiritual life. Because in his hometown there aren’t any
airbenders, he doesn’t learn to bend properly; instead he just trains basic
defense moves with Minako (nonbender, chi blocker). Later he meets Celestino (a
nonbender rebel nomad monk) and Phichit (another air-bender) and even when he
tried to train with them, he felt like he was just trying to please everyone instead of just bending for the pleasure of it
or for the connection with his element. He meets Viktor by accident and is very
impressed by the perfection of Viktor’s bending. When Viktor tells him that he’s
going to train him, at first Yuuri doesn’t believe him and thinks that Viktor
is just making fun of him because how could a prodigy waterbender teach him to
airbend? But what he learns is to be confident and to love his element as well
as the people around him. That alone gives him the control of the air and even
a little glimpse of the Spirit World. He meets Yuri when the younger bender
goes to his house in search of Viktor. He likes Yuri, but he’s afraid of him…
until he gets to know his softer side.
Nikiforov: A waterbender prodigy, but not a fighter. He has the potential but
he prefers to perform ice skating mixed with some form of mist-bending and ice
sculpting to create dream-like scenarios. When he meets Yuuri he’s so excited
because he never met an airbender before and wants to know everything about his
bending type… until he discovers that Yuuri has very little knowledge of his
own bending… And Viktor takes as his personal quest to train Yuuri. How? He
doesn’t know. Maybe he can use some of the lessons his old master Yakov taught
him. He’s very patient with Yuuri, trying to show him that his bending is a
gift rather than a mistake. He wants to give Yuuri an engagement necklace, but
he knows airbenders aren’t supposed to be attached to mundane items. So instead
he gives him a coral mala (or prayer beads necklace).
Viktor’s cute sea-otter-dog… or a goat dog… or something like that.
Another waterbender prodigy, but unlike Viktor, he’s very enthusiastic about
fighting (pro-bending or something like that). He relies almost only in a very aggressive
type of icebending, and he uses some moves and kicks from firebending (he
learned from Lilia, who’s a firebender master. She also taught him the basic
moves to deflect a lightening, but of course he’s never tried). He has problems
trying to control water in liquid form because that needs him to be in total
control of his emotions… and of course he is not. Viktor promised him to teach
him waterbending but then Yuuri happened. At first he was jealous but while
training with him and Viktor he learns to deal better with his emotions and
feelings. He hasn’t told anybody but one time he accidentally bloodbent. His grandfather
was having a heart attack and he tried to use waterbending to heal him, instead
he stopped his heart for several seconds before making it beat again. His grandfather
healed after that and hasn’t had another attack since then, but Yuri was so
scared he has never tried to bloodbend again.
Altin: Born in a little town that used to be a colony under siege by the Fire
Nation. He discovered he was an earthbender just after his 17th
birthday, that’s why he’s still learning. He trains hard and even when he’s not
really naturally talented, it’s his hard work that makes him an excellent
bender in just a couple of years. He’s physically stronger than average and
that helps him controlling large amounts of rocks, also he’s an adept in
listening and waiting before making a move. Even with his strength and ability,
he doesn’t like to fight, he prefers using his newfound bending working with
blacksmiths and fixing satomobiles (?). He’s trying to learn metalbending but
as this day he hasn’t been able to do it. Has a pet Komodo rhino that rides
often. Yuri is an inspiration for him, because even when he has been a talented
bender since he was a child, he still trains hard every day to improve his
skills and does not rely only in his innate ability. Otabek carved a jade stone
and gave it to him in a “friendship” necklace. He has the vague idea that Water
Tribe people make and give necklaces as tokens of friendship or as good luck
charms. Yuri won’t tell him its real meaning even when he likes the idea of
being engaged to Otabek. Viktor is the one to tell the truth to Otabek… And he
doesn’t mind. He makes another necklace for Yuri, this time a real engagement
necklace. Yuri uses both.
Chulanont: He’s a carefree airbender who travels the world with Celestino as
his trainer and teacher. His goal is to form a group of players and performers
and that’s why he admires Viktor’s theatrical and dramatic dances on ice. Has
several southern Water Tribe white hamsters as pets. After training for some time with Yuuri and
Celestino, they part ways and while visiting the Earth Kingdom he gets lost near
the Si Wong Desert. Then he meets this handsome and mysterious sandbender who
helps him to get to the nearest town. He doesn’t leave his side after that even
when at first the sandbender doesn’t look very comfortable around him. He tries
to convince the sandbender to join his group (What group?) and the sandbender
hasn’t accepted yet. But hasn’t refused either.
Lee: A sandbender of the Si Wong desert. Serious and quiet; he loves the desert
because it’s a lonely place. One day, while hunting buzzard wasps he finds a
lost airbender and walks him to the town. It’s weird because this boy is the
complete opposite of him, not only in his element but in his personality.
However, he doesn’t find the boy’s constant talk annoying and actually
considers the idea of joining his future group of players.
Ji: He’s a nonbender, the only son of a famous weapon seller and swordsman in
the Earth Kingdom. He had to learn to use swords and daggers, and actually he’s
very skilled with a jian. He only trains because is a family tradition, but his
dream is to become a player and perform in Ember Island theatre. Otabek has
worked with his father and Guang Hong admires him because seems like he really
enjoys what he does.
Leo de la
Iglesia: He’s the eldest son of a Fire sage, and a firebender who doesn’t like
fire. That’s because when he was practicing some time ago he accidentally burned
his little sister in the leg. She isn’t afraid of him or the fire, but he still
blames himself and tries to avoid bending at all. He’s expected to become a
Fire sage, but all he wants is to be a musician. He meets Guang Ho when he went
to his father’s armory to get a ritual dagger. Since then they spend a lot of time talking
about joining the Ember Island players.
the main ones. The other headcanons I have are:
Babicheva: Firebender who trained with Yuri under Lilia’s guidance.
Crispino and Sara Crispino: From the Earth Kingdom. He’s an earthbender, she’s
Nekola: Artistic (?) metalbender
Nonbender. He’s the only one who actually works at the Ember Island theatre. Very
dramatic actor. Has lots of fans.
JJ LeRoy: Waterbender.
Comes from a family of well known Pro-Bending fighers. That’s why he’s so
arrogant and he’s always challenging Yuri to fight with him.
Giacometti: Firebender HOT DAMN. Too hot to handle. He turns every single pool
and bath into a sauna. Poledance with fireworks and sparks. Yeah.
Minami. Firebender chicken nugget. He’s from the same town as Yuuri and also
finds him interesting just because he’s an airbender.
I was kinda hard for some character, since is easy to imagine them all as water/ice benders… duh…
5 Headcanons in the 'verse where Azula is the Avatar: What is Korra's life like?
Continued from here: [Link] and here: [Link] as well as from the drabbles linked in the first post.
1. Korra is from a sandbending family that had no idea that they were secret airbenders and that their sandbending was different from the other clan over there. When she’s four years old, she goes “look mommy!” and firebends.
2. The Order of the White Lotus build a compound to train her in at the edge of the Si Wong desert. Azula’s cruelty and megalomania, combined with the powers of the Avatar terrified everybody, including the White Lotus members. Until Azula, a huge part of their purpose, as they saw it, was waiting for the Avatar to return so they could assist them. But now they are forced to confront a world where the Avatar could be part of the problem. Their solution is intensive ethical training as well as bending training.
Those fears are shared by her parents, by the way. Azula scared people.
3. She is born much much sooner than in canon, after Azula’s defeat. This means that Iroh and the White Lotus we see in Avatar: the Last Airbender are her mentors. Pakku shows up with Katara to teach her waterbending. Bumi and Toph teach her earthbending. Zuko, Iroh, and Jeong Jeong teach her firebending and bicker like children. Jeong Jeong brings Jet along. It’s educational. So at least she’s getting moral and ethical philosophy from someone like Iroh instead of a dry scroll. She also gets Firelord Zuko’s rambling attempts at moralizing, which she just plain enjoys.
4. In canon, Korra is at the compound to keep her safe. It’s stifling and isolating, and not exactly great, but it’s not like it is here, where there is this undercurrent of wariness, this sense that Korra has to be afraid of slipping up morally. Did she lie to her mom about breaking the vase because she’s got Azula’s evil, or because that’s a normal thing kids do? (spoiler, it’s the latter). This is a rotten way to raise a child, and the only person who seems to understand, other than Iroh, who isn’t very good at helping, is Zuko, who after all is the son of Ozai, grandson of Azulon, great-grandson of Sozin, and brother to Avatar Azula. The day when he can get away for a little while and take her flying are the very best.
5. Bumi dies when Korra is a child. She is devastated. Bumi always remembered his childhood friend Aang, and treated Korra like a normal kid, and he was cool, and fun, and now he’s gone. Toph’s not sure what to do about this, but strangely her: “Hey kid, let’s go toss some boulders around and prank Pakku,” suggestion seems to work.
oh yeah so winter solstice part 1 and 2 is a great two-parter and they’re episode 7 and 8 of book 1, not 10 and 11 like you would expect for the “middle” of the season since atla seasons are 20 episodes long. but we know that atla was originally only picked up for 13 episodes (the blue spirit being the last episode they were guaranteed so they wanted to make it special in case the show didn’t continue), and i find this interesting because that’s the same length as the lok seasons (well, 12 14 13 13 close enough). (i mean, 13/26 is the standard industry episode order afaik, atla’s 20/21 was special)
what’s really interesting is that in season 2 if you look at episode 12 and 13 it’s the big “mid-season finale” two-parter the serpents’ pass and the drill, collectively referred to as the secret of the fire nation. (it wasn’t until book 3 that they split the season in half and put the mid-season two-parter as episode 10 and 11 (day of black sun part 1 and 2))
so basically atla book 1 and 2 were pretty much written as 13-episode seasons followed by an extra 7-episode miniseries afterwards, this is especially evident in book 2 when the extra 7 episodes are all a very tight ba sing se story arc.
i feel like this realization enhances my understanding of atla/lok’s writing, like
atla book 1 first 13 episodes vs lok book 2 all 14 episodes
2-part opening in southern water tribe, something spiritually important (aang/spirit portal) is unlocked
2-part mid-season (episode 7&8) where the avatar meets the previous/first avatar for the first time and finds out the impending event– sozin’s comet/harmonic convergence– that ozai/unalaq will use to destroy the world and must be stopped before
atla book 2 first 13 episodes vs lok book 3 all 13 episodes
first 3 episodes are journey to omashu/ba sing se to learn earthbending/find airbenders
mid-season episode 6&7 is beifongs and zuko/lin flashback
episode 10/11 has them discover something about the fire nation/red lotus as well as set in the si wong desert and misty palms oasis
episode 12/13 is a two-part finale mostly fight scenes
like their choices for structuring lok were so weird, you guys already know i will forever be mad at them for making each season a different plot, but i feel like this similarity to atla wasn’t a smart move. like this is why book 2 and 3 are so weirdly paced, with book 2 i love the plot, worldbuilding, korra’s arc, etc, but i really can’t praise the structure/pacing. like when i’m cutting my lok book 2 edit i keep finding little changes that make it magically flow sooo much better, it’s great. they basically took the first half of atla book 1 and then stuck sozin’s comet on the end lmaoo. if you tighten it up it works really well as a standalone story, but the way they did it is kind of too slow and too fast at the same time
and then with book 3 i feel like this explains why i always found it underwhelming and anti-climactic, like it’s basically a carbon copy of the first 13 episodes of atla book 2– this is why everyone was soo in love with how atla it felt– BUT it doesn’t have the next 7 episodes… it worked in atla book 2 because episode 12 and 13 were the mid-season finale which fed into the climactic ba sing se arc, whereas in lok book 3 it doesn’t develop any ideas and then just ends the season– with a bang, yes, the finale is good, but the whole season doesn’t tell a story.
oh the curse of book 2 and 3, one has difficult times for the characters but tells a great story, the other one has fun times for the characters but doesn’t tell a story at all.
book 1 and 4 don’t really have direct comparisons to atla. like book 1 i think the structure/pacing are EXCELLENT and i think it’s because it’s its own thing. and then there’s book 4 which is just a huge disaster that is neither good on its own nor is it modeled on atla. makes ya think
An open world RPG video game set in the avatar world
Now I know all of the Avatar games so far have been, in a word, terrible. But that’s because they were never really meant to be real, good video games. They were meant as merchandising for the show and so had to be made quickly and cheaply. The draw for them was never supposed to be that they were good games, they were relying on fandom to bring in buyers just because it was in the fandom. If a caring, dedicated team tried to make an actual game though the Avatar world would be perfect for it.
Imagine like Infamous style combat
And a leveling system of course. I was thinking it’d use something like Borderlands skilltrees where you get a point when you level up and can assign it to give you new abilities or make current ones stronger
And the branches on the tree (instead of being like Sniping and Cunning and Bloodshed like they are for Zero) would be different styles of your element of bending. Like if you’re an earthbender there’d be like Si Wong Style Sandbending, Zaofu Style Metalbending,etc. But you aren’t committed to go down a certain tree once you pick it. You can decide what kinda bender you wanna be. You can be a generalist with a lil bit of everything or you can specialize in just one or two styles. Every style will have its own unique skills and abilities, maybe one earthbending tree will let you do Seismic Sense like toph does, revealing all the enemies in an area
Or an airbending tree that lets you do an airball for faster travel
And of course the more you invest in a certain tree the farther you can go down it to get at the better skills on it. Plus maybe there’ll be some locked or hidden skills that you can only get access to through side missions where you meet a master who’ll teach you bloodbending or lavabending or one of the other rare forms of each element.
I think it’s important to make sure the game isn’t about any of the main characters from the show. Those guys are NPCs or far away, but the game lets the player be their own bender living in the avatar world instead of an established character who is tied to canon.
For their to be all four kinds of bending in the game it’d have to be set either before the hundred Years War or after Harmonic Convergence. I think it’d be dope to have the game be in the three year interim between seasons 3 and 4 of LoK in the war-torn Earth Kingdom that Kuvira is trying to unite.
Imagine being a wanderer in this crazy, chaotic place and time carving your own path and mastering your element. It would be LIT.
Korra knew this was insane. Absolutely utterly mad. The first time she ever stepped foot in a strip club and of course she had to fall for one of the strippers. The entire thing felt like a tired, worn out cliche. But cliche or not, something was happening and she sure as hell wasn’t going to let it slip through her fingers.Strip Club AU with Korrasami.
In the first installment of the Elements Series, Korra and Asami meet at the University of the United Republic of Nations in chemistry class. Little do they know the effects chemistry will have on them.
Korra enjoys being a radio show host, especially since she gets to help people find balance in their lives with her advice. What they don’t know is that her personal life is nothing short of a wreck. After crashing and burning on all her relationships, Korra is content to be a failure at her own love life. But things never go quite as planned.
War wages throughout the galaxy as Kuvira the Great Uniter continues her devastating assault on the United Republic in an attempt to rebuild the Earth’s shattered empire following the death of Queen Hou-Ting at the hands of Zaheer. Korra, a notorious bounty hunter, is on the trail of Zaheer when she’s shot down by imperial forces on Si Wong and placed under arrest on trumped up charges. In prison, Korra almost immediately falls for her cellmate, the rebel fighter, Asami Sato. With only her wits and trademark penchant for violence, Korra must survive prison fights, horrible food, terrible living conditions, cruel guards, and unbearable sexual tension.
Yet another korrasami teacher/student AU, I love them so I couldn’t resist writing one. I wanted one where Korra plays hockey and after finding none I decided to make my own. There will be smut at some point, so i’ll change the rating once we get there in the story!
Asami Sato is the CEO of a multi-billion dollar, international company. And six months ago she spent four days in a hotel room with a beautiful woman who never called her back. So imagine her surprise when she picks up a harlequin romance novel by her favorite author only to find the story was about her.
Legend of Korra AU/Korrasami/Stripper AU/Coffee Shop AU. Korra has started her own coffee shop in the center of Republic City. Mako and Bolin insist that she go with them to check out a new club down the street. Little does she know what she will find there.
Asami’s idea of a perfect vacation did not include surrounding herself with prepubescent angst and hormones. The only (possible) good thing to come out of Opal dragging her half way across the country is Korra, and the fact that she was possibly, slightly, maybe in love with her. AKA Asami and Korra as camp counsellors who are obviously in love.
Medieval AU. Korra, a knight-commander for her father’s kingdom, struggles with her duties as a peacekeeper after a brutal civil war. After her father pressures her to take a more diplomatic role, Korra finds herself causing more fights than preventing them. Having no where else to turn, she seeks out help from her close friend Asami, the blacksmith’s daughter.
Rated Explicit for future reference (ahem, SMUT, ahem).*ASAMI IS A MASTER SEDUCTRESS*When Korra applied for an internship at Sato Industries, she thought it would be uninteresting and unrewarding.But the moment she met the alluring CEO Asami Sato, she was immediately proved otherwise.
Modern Korrasami AU, Korra’s a young guitarist/singer, Asami the heiress of a rich engineering genius and plays a wicked cello and their story begins on Valentine’s day, so let’s see where it takes them. I’ll be posting at least once a week, possibly 2-3 times. Rated M for future reference.
In a world where you share in the pain of your soul mate, the Avatar’s other half has it pretty rough.(Soul mate AU where they can feel each other’s physical and emotional pain to a degree.)Updates sporadically. Will cover Books 1-4.
Tumblr prompt: I’m a barista and you’re the obnoxious customer who comes through and orders a venti macchiato while talking on the phone the whole time so I misspell your name in increasingly creative ways every day AU.
Korra has everything a regular highschooler could ask for, being the Team captain of Republic High Basketball Team, she has popularity, loyal friends, an amazing team, and she has a girlfriend, Kuvira.Asami Sato has everything a regular highschooler could ask for, money, a loving father, a secure future due to Future Industries, and she’s always the smartest of her class.But are they really happy with what they have?
These are just a few off my list, yes i know it seems like a lot! These are all fantastic and everyone should check them out! Yay for talented writers!! Sorry for not tagging all the authors! Some don’t have
okay i just finished this book the other day and i absolutely loved it it’s honestly the right amount of cute and seriousness in a historical setting and i don’t often like historical fiction books
more reasons to read!!:
chinese love interest!!!!! but not a romance!!!!
set in 1906 in san francisco (ofc with the great earthquake)
anyway mercy wong or wong mei-si is growing up chinese in a very anti-immigrant world
she has “bossy cheeks” (high cheekbones) which a lot of people don’t like in a woman but she actually likes them and sees them as another reason why she should rise in social status
all mercy wants to do is go to st. clare’s school for girls (ofc a school for only rich white girls) so she can get educated and later own a business so she can be wealthy and get out of the poverty of chinatown
((mostly bc she wants a better life for her little brother whose lungs aren’t fully formed so he doesn’t have to spend his life working in a laundromat))
she gets in with a little bribery and persuasion
but then she has to deal with the girls there
also she has to pretend to be a chinese heiress when in reality she doesn’t really know the traditions there
and then the earthquake hits
so mercy takes charge of the remaining girls and help the other people who were affected by the earthquake
time for quotes!!:
“it is like the moon. we can see it differently by climbing a mountain, but we cannot outrun it.”
“Their deaths might leave a hole in our hearts as deep as the ocean, but
it is only because we are as deep as the ocean, and our capacity to
love is as high as the sky. The earthquake took much from us. But there
is much we can take from it as well”
“even if I did climb to the top of that mountain one day, people will never stop seeing my color first, before me.”
anyway you should read this book bc it has a strong female as a main character who’s also really in touch with her chinese culture and also a love interest who doesn’t think he deserves her AND it’s primarily not a love story!!! it’s primarily mercy working hard for she wants and getting it i love her so much tbh she’s probably one of my fave characters now please just go read outrun the moon by stacey lee!!!!
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