Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and nonbenders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly, his time in this world came to an end. And like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.

Legend of Korra: Cold War AU

The main idea of this AU is essentially to extend the plot of Book 4: Balance, about the Earth Empire and Kuvira, into the entire series. With 3 seasons and a full 60 episodes run.

The main plot revolves around Korra trying to deal with the cold war between the United Republic of Nations and the newly formed Empire of Steel, and prevent the breakout of a second Great War.

Episode 1 Opening (narrated by Tenzin)

70 years ago my father, Avatar Aang, and his friends, ended the Hundred Year War, and brought peace to the world.

Together with Firelord Zuko, he formed the United Republic of Nations from the former colonies of the Fire Nation.

For decades, Avatar Aang kept the peace between the nations, old and new. But then, he died.

In his absense, the nations were thrown into chaos. Revolution swept across the Earth Kingdom, leading to the death of the Queen, and collapse of the nation.

Kuvira, a metalbender calling herself the Great Unifier, used her technology and resources to reunite the fractured nation under her leadership.

Now it’s my turn to help guide Avatar Korra, the successor to my father, in helping bring back peace and prosperity.

Though she’s young and lacks discipline, I believe Korra can save the world.

After that, the first episode of the series is very similar to the beginning of both Book 1 and Book 4.

Korra wants to go to Republic City to see Kuvira’s public appearance as she supposedly is about to hand over power to Wu, the crown prince. Tenzin is against this, so Korra sneaks in on a ship and goes anyway.

Of course, Kuvira denounces Wu and the Earth Kingdom, and declares herself the ruler of a new nation, the Empire of Steel. She makes a speech about how the rulers of the old nations failed their people, and how the United Republic of Nations is rightfully part of her empire.

Kuvira’s people attempt to assassinate Wu, and the rest of the episode is about Korra and Tenzin trying to save him as well as drive Kuvira’s forces off of Republic City.

Regular Episode Opening (narrated by Korra)

70 years ago my predecessor Avatar Aang and his friends ended the Hundred Year War and formed the United Republic of Nations.

For decades, Aang had kept the peace between all nations, old and new.

But with his death, chaos spread. The Earth Kingdom collapsed, and the Empire of Steel rose.

Now I, Avatar Korra, must take on Aang’s legacy, mend together a broken world, and prevent the breakout of another great war.

The rest of the series follows Korra’s training and adventures as she tries to balance the rising tension between the Republic and the Empire, and help quell the chaos that’s been spreading all over the world since Aang’s death.

Flamey-Os Instant Noodles

Noodeliest Noodles in the United Republic! 

A lovely noodle dish, popular amongs it’s citizens in Republic City due to it’s quick preperation time. And just like the titles states, these noodles are really cooked in an instant! 

You don’t even need a stove to cook them! Convinient, eh? Because of that, this recipe falls under the category of my mini series of Avatar inspired food that can be cooked without a stove, to honor the people in college and such, as requested by the wonderful @daughterofthemoonslayer 

And all you need to do to get my recipe for these noodely noodles, is to press Keep reading below! Enjoy cooking, my darling fireflakes! 

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So, apparently, the lavabending we see in LOK (Ghazan’s at least) is somewhat inspired by the bājíquán martial arts form which uses a lot of elbow and knee strikes.

As for Avatar Jafar and why he’s using something akin to waterbending form I can provide some possible explanations:

  1. Avatar Jafar just has more bending/elemental knowledge (Even if the URN citizens know how to incorporate other bending forms into their style, not many benders in the URN stick to traditional forms. Beside, Ghazan and Bolin grew up in the EK/United Republic of Nations which is heavily influenced by the Hun gar/earthbending style of fighting. Although we see some airbending influences with probending, most URN bendrs seem to stick with an earthbending-influenced style).
    1. Interestingly, Unalaq, the Water Tribe Twins, and Tonraq all seem to have an earthbending-based fighting style despite not being from the URN. I bet we can attribute that to cultural and environmental influences.
  2. Bending lava from a volcano isn’t the same as bending lava out of the earth. The lava in a volcano flows more freely and does not need to be coaxed from the earth.
  3. Going along with the second point, it could also be that the Avatar State just makes bending lava easier, and because of that Avatar Jafar can have an easy time using waterbending form to bend the lava.

I would have definitely loved to have people bending lava like a waterbender though.

Cherry Berry Lemonade

A refreshing drink from the United Republic Nations, made from squeezed cherries, berries, lemon juice, water and sugar. Mako and Bolin’s grandmother Yin offered this beverage to Prince Wu in “Remembrances”, Legend of Korra, book 4 episode 8. For recipe, press Keep reading. 

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there’s always this talk of zutara in a Fire Nation wedding where katara’s in both red AND blue but has anyone stopped to consider:
  • Zuko arguing to fire sages about personally not wanting Katara to don the traditional fire nation wedding attire as it would be disrespectful to the memory of her tribesmen and loved ones that she had lost from the war.
  • Fire Sages insisting it was necessary but lol w/e cus he’s the fucking Firelord and he makes the rules. 
  • “And as your Firelord, I demand she be allowed to present herself in the wedding as Fire Lady in the traditional watertribe attire.”
  • Zuko and Katara having 2 ceremonial weddings: One in the fire nation which was the usual, long and boring fire nation wedding where they have to do all of the traditional fire nation customs except that she’s completely dressed in blue.
  • Zuko and Katara having a second wedding ceremony in the southern watertribe, and Zuko surprising Katara by showing up at the aisle wearing a deep blue traditional watertribe parka.
  • Katara blushing at seeing Zuko in the parka and right before the vows, whispers to him that he didn’t have to since she had already worn her watertribe attire during their Fire Nation wedding
  • Zuko reassuring her that he didn’t need to. He wanted to.
  • Much merriment after the ceremony, and lots and lots of drinking and ice dodging with Sokka & Hakoda ensues.
  • Sokka talking to Zuko afterwards: “I never thought it’d actually happen, but here we are.” and they both chuckle.
  • “But Zuko, in all seriousness? If you ever hurt her I’m gonna stab your guts with my space sword and have a giant armadillo-rhino sit on your face. You got that?” Zuko smiling and nodding in agreement, gaining even more respect for Katara’s family.
  • Katara living in the fire nation with Zuko and learning to appreciate the complexity of its culture and people, always helping those in need and never turning her back on them just because of their heritage.
  • After a while, the sort of attire Zuko and Katara initially planned for her to wear during her Fire Nation wedding (the watertribe dress), she begins wearing around in the palace without a single hint of red. Zuko blushes. She doesn’t look as beautiful in any other color.
  • The Fire Sages being extremely adamant about this, but the people of the fire nation opposing the fire sages that the Fire Lady should be allowed to wear whatever she pleased and that it wouldn’t matter. She was loyal to them, and they are loyal to her.
  • Katara not just sitting around in the sidelines as “The Firelord’s Wife”; Katara’s role as Fire Lady becoming a crucial role in erecting the United Republic of Nations, and also notably the first Fire Lady in history to have ever freely donned the palace halls in blue.

When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and nonbenders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land, Republic City.

Korrasami Fanfic Recs- most are multi chapters

Here ya go lauraknatt! Sorry it took so long!!

Summaries are by the authors! I apologize for not tagging every author!

A Second Glance Series by Valkrez

What if it wasn’t Mako who Korra was looking at that night?The developing friendship and secret affair between Korra and Asami Sato, taking place in Book I Series

All These Broken Hearts on That Pole by gummy-gums

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.

Blizzard by n1nastill

During the Biannual Winter Games, snowboarder Korra became captivated by a certain United Republic athlete, the renowned Asami Sato.

Chemistry by AutyRose

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.

Conflict Resolution by sy-itha

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.

Cowboy Raava by ReneeMontoya

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.

Forbidden Love by dwaaaaaatt

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!

Have You Tried Turning It On And Off Again? by official puppy

AU where Asami works for the college IT department and Korra is smitten.

How does it feel? by Dimensional Lover (this is my absolute favorite. It was my first KA fanfic that I read! Be warned it’s still being updated and is 100K+!)

My own HBO-ish version…HISHE (how it should have ended) Slightly AU. In my story Korra doesn’t leave for 3 years she stays in Republic City while she’s recovering.

Love Isn’t as Easy as the Books Make it Seem by AnotherShotofBourbon

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.

Model Behavior by Angel_of_the_Starz

Modern/AU. Korra thought it was an ordinary day of art class at Republic School for the Gifted. But then, the art model Asami Sato walked into the room… Korrasami. First in “Model U.N.” series.

Neon Signs and Coffee Grinds by whiskeywords

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.

On Separate Grounds by awhstiles

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.

Sailing this Ship by orbit_k

Asami and Opal are planning on enjoying their spring break on a cruise ship to Ember Island. Their goal: hook up with someone on the ship, and have a good time doing it.

The Blacksmith’s Favor by michellemagly and sy-itha

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.

The Internship by pugsofhousetargaryen (this one is my guilty pleasure! LOVE!)

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.

The Song remains the same by kittymannequin (i tried tagging but tumblr wouldn’t let me!!)

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.

They say that true love hurts. Well, this could almost kill me. by frenetic_core

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.

Venti Sized Crush by ZoeReed

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.

You Belong With Me by pugsofhousetargaryen

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


Republic City is the capital city of the United Republic of Nations as well as one of the largest and most modern cities in the world. Located on the shores of Yue Bay, it is built upon what was once the territory of a Fire Nation colony and was founded by Fire Lord Zuko and Avatar Aang after the conclusion of the Hundred Year War as a haven for immigrants from all across the four nations.” - Avatar wiki

haha ok but hear me out bc imagine how beneficial (and also adorable) FIRE LADY KATARA could have been to the entire Avatar series
  • After they marry, everyone in the Fire Nation begins questioning why Katara is the Fire Lady despite her not being of Fire Nation descent
  • the Fire Sages start to disrespect her during her first ceremony as Fire Lady by questioning her abilities in front of everyone
  • Katara raising a brow while the tables suddenly start shaking as she bends all the wine and water from the goblets of all the guests (which i imagine will be a lot since all of fire nation nobility will be present)
  • Katara bending the water and wine into huge amazing shapes and forms that reach the ceiling
  • everyone in the room just staring at her in awe
  •  and when she’s done she soaks the Fire Sages in water & wine and gives them a deadly af look 
  • while smiling and dusting her palms together as if her whole performance was nothing
  • everyone being silent after the performance/Fire Sages being soaked and Zuko standing, firmly announcing that anyone who disrespects Katara in his presence must and will answer to both him and the rest of the Fire Nation Royal Family
  • Iroh suddenly standing up to applause and everyone following suit
  • Zuko and Katara as a newly wed couple trying to re-establish the Southern Water Tribe together
  • Both of them having regular visits to Katara’s family in the South and having simple little dinners with them, with Zuko being the shy awkward turtle duck that he is and just nodding to everything that Gran-Gran and Hakoda says
  • Sokka teaching Zuko how to fish and hunt and both of them just being the best of bros and ultimate brother-in-law goalz
  • And during one of their bro-ventures Sokka suddenly bringing up that if Zuko ever hurts Katara, he will answer to him; Zuko nodding and gaining even more respect for Sokka
  • Hakoda and Sokka taking Zuko ice dodging as per Watertribe tradition, and Zuko getting a mark of honor in cuttlefish paint from Hakoda along with a blessing from both him and Sokka
  • Zuko, during one of the visits to the South, asking Gran Gran how to make Katara feel less homesick when she’s in the Fire Nation, and Gran Gran telling him about Katara’s favorite foods from Southern Watertribe cuisine (”Seal jerky is her favorite”)
  • “There aren’t much seals in the Fire Nation–”
  • “I’m sure komodo chicken will work just as fine, dear!” 
  • Zuko back in the Fire Nation Royal Palace sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of the night when the servants are all asleep so he can make Katara komodo chicken jerky in the absence of seal meat
  • Zuko completely fucking up the komodo chicken jerky and growling out in frustration every 15 seconds
  • Katara waking up and walking into the kitchen with Zuko throwing a fit and asking him what’s wrong
  • Zuko blushing and telling her about the komodo chicken jerky and Katara laughing her ass off and just hugging him real tight from behind and telling him that just the thought of him doing that for her is more than enough
  • And Katara initially being overall the only person who can completely calm Zuko down and–aside from Iroh and the Gaang– the only person who fully knows about/has witnessed Zuko’s cinnamon-bun side
  • Katara helping Zuko control his emotions more, and Zuko learning to be overall a better person because of Katara
  • Katara slowly earning the respect of both Fire Nation citizens and nobility through her work as Fire Lady
  • and Zuko getting recognition and regaining the Watertribe’s respect for rebuilding the Southern Watertribe with Katara
  • And as an inter-racial/diverse couple, they learn that differences in race and culture shouldn’t hinder anyone from working as one and being in peace, and together Zuko and Katara both erect the United Republic of Nations and Republic City.

aequa  asked:

"I know you have to go, but you're taking my heart with you." Katara whispered, tears filling her eyes. "It's hurting more than you could ever understand."

Zuko sighed, looking at his wife, and taking her hands with a tight squeeze. “Katara, I have to go. I don’t want to. I want to stay here with you,” he whispered, his eyes watering. The Earth Kingdom had invaded the Fire Nation, angry about the United Republic of Nations. They were occupying the cities, raping women, murdering men, kidnapping children. Zuko had to go to war. Now, he had to go off to lead his own troops. 

Katara wanted desperately to command alongside her husband, but she was pregnant with their first child, their heir to the throne. She couldn’t go, and she was aching. Zuko knew. He was glad. He didn’t want her life being risked at war, so he quietly thanked the spirits that she was with their baby at this time. He prayed the war would be over before she gave birth. 

“I love you, Katara.”

“Earth. Fire. Air. Water. Long ago, my parents, Fire Lord Zuko and Fire Lady Katara, told my siblings and me all about how they, Avatar Aang, and their friends ended the Hundred Year War. Together, Avatar Aang, my father, and my mother worked to unify the world and transcend the barriers created by racial discrimination and cultural superiority. Fire Lord Zuko and Avatar Aang transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and nonbenders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Fire Lady Katara, together with the help of my Uncle Sokka – and his wife Suki – helped the Southern Water Tribe, as well as women’s rights in all nations, to flourish. Team Avatar was a family, but sadly, Avatar Aang’s time came to an end. And as was tradition, a new Avatar was born.”

For ZK Month 2015 D29 [History] - based heavily upon the Legend of Korra intro



1. Copy and paste this into a post and answer accordingly.

2. Tag your post with tlok voice challenge

3. This is supposed to be recorded as an audio track, but you can do a video if you really want, but this is just to test your pronunciation skills and let people hear your pretty voice. XD

4. Pick 3 people to do the challenge.


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Say the opening sequence
Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War. Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations, a society where benders and nonbenders from all over the world could live and thrive together in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly, his time in this world came to an end. And like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.

Korra, Bolin, Mako, Asami Sato, Tenzin, Pema, Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, Rohan, Lin Beifong, Suyin Beifong, Senna, Tonraq, Unalaq, Desna, Eska, San, Yin, Naga, Pabu, Tahno, Hiroshi Sato, Amon, Noatak, Tarrlok, Yakone, Shiro Shinobi, Bumi, Kya, BumJun, Opal, Ghazan, Ming-Hua, Zaheer, P'li, Varrick, Zhu Li, Wan, Kuvira, Raava, Vaatu, Nuktuk, Ginger

Probending Teams
Ba Sing Se Badgermoles, Black Quarry Boar-q-pines, Bau Ling Buzzard Wasps, Capital City Catgators, Ember Island Eel Hounds, Future Industries Fire Ferrets, Golden Temple Tigerdillos, Harbor Town Hog Monkeys, Kolau Komodo Rhinos, Laogai Lion Vultures, Mo Ce Mongoose Lizards, Makapu Moose Lions, Orchid Gardens Ostrich Horses, Pinnacle Palace Platypus Bears, Red Sands Rabaroos, White Falls Wolfbats, Xiao Yao Zebra Frogs

Places (Not Mentioned Above)
Zaofu, Yue Bay, Air Temple Island, Dragon Flats, Narook’s Seaweed Noodlery, Republic City, Cabbage Corp, Kwong’s Cuisine, Xai Bau’s Grove, The Fog of Lost Souls, Hai-Riyo Peak

Bosami, Makorra, Kainora, Korrasami, Bopal, Pemzin, Masami, Linzin, Waava, Makorralin, Irohsami, Korrlok, Boleska, Senraq, Amorra, Broh, Zah'Li, Zhurrick, Tahnorra, Lieumon, Mingzan, Korpal, Borra

Additional phrase
I’m the Avatar, and you gotta deal with it!

Say goodbye!

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