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Sunday, September 27th, 2009 02:02 pm
So yesterday sort of went like this:

Me: Ah, glorious mid-afternoon nap time.
Mastiff: *wonders in, sees me laying down and curls up beside me*
Me: ^__^
Mastiff: *Starts snoring really loud and wetly*

So.. I got no sleep. Bummer.

Anyway, here's a meme I stole from [ profile] jakia .
• One True Pairing Ship: Toph/Zuko or Sokka/Zuko
• Canon Ship: Katara/Aang Katara/Zuko (Oh be quiet, it's my personal canon! :D)
• "If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship: Katara/Sokka
• "You are one sick puppy" Ship:Toph/Iroh
• "I dabble a little" Ship: Suko/Zuko
• "It's like a car crash" Ship: Jet/Zuko
• "Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship: Toph/Sokka
• "Makes no canon sense but why the heck not" Ship: Sokka/Mai
• "Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship: Sokka/Suki
Sunday, September 27th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Katara/Zuko (Oh be quiet, it's my personal canon! :D)

Ah HA! Now we know how "Another Brother" is going to end!!!1!

(was that sufficiently crazy-fannish enough?)
Monday, September 28th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
That was perfectly fannish enough. LOL! I'm going to have to start a betting pool on who Zuko ends up with. My vote is on the little known crackship Zuko/Bumi. :D
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
I would have made this more detailed...but then I realized Bumi + romance by itself is disturbing. Throwing poor Zuko in the mix just intensifies the wrongness.

Also, I've just recently found your "Another Brother" fic and I absolutely love it. I especially love the way you write Iroh before he changed. In this verse has he found the last dragons and is he a part of the White Lotus? Forgive me if that's not what they're called. I am not that familiar with Avatar. It was on whim that I even decided to look at any fic of Avatar. I have to admit I am surprised by the wealth of quality fic I've managed to find. Great story. :)

And, yeah, as far as fanart goes, this probably wasn't what you wanted.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)

Oh Zuko, he may be 112 years old, but he knows to how 'rock' if you know what I mean *ducks flying tomatoes*

And thank you so much! It's totally great to hear you approve of Another Brother. Yup, it's called the White Lotus Society, and no Iroh hasn't had the spiritual journey that his canon self did. It's a shame.

I'm totally sharing that pic in my next post. Haha!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship: Toph/Sokka

What can I do to convince you, my good lady? :D
Monday, September 28th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
Oh boy, I don't know. I tried reading some fanfiction of it (which I think you recommended), but it didn't really... you know, get me. I liked the little crush Toph had in the episodes, but for me it doesn't seem to translate anywhere else. I just don't think it clicks. *sad*
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Awww, that's sad, because it's my OTP of all time. Seriously. It usurped almost a decade of Ron/Hermione being in that spot.

Did you read my fifty sentences? Lol, but I doubt that'd persuade you. XD
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
I think the one that you recc'ed was something like "The Adventures of Meathead something something...". It wasn't bad, but it didn't click for me and I ended up not finishing it.

Could ya link your 50 sentences? I have a notoriously poor memory, so let me take a look real quick.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Escapades. I love those stories, I'm not gonna lie. She pretty much defined the ship with that one, so it's an important series of fics to read just for that, but as with all genre-defining works, later stuff can surpass it. :) But I think it captures best the EPIC BFF DRINKING BUDDIES that I fell they will always be. :D

My sentences are here:
I'll warn you that the last one is pretty sad. I tried to capture every aspect I see in the ship, so it's got fluff, humor, a bit of angst, but mostly, um, awesome? Lol. Idk. You don't have to like it. :D
Monday, September 28th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
• One True Pairing Ship: Aang/Katara (not in the first season but by the third I definitely felt it)

• Canon Ship: See above.

• "If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship: Iroh/Zuko - I've seen this. What the hell?

• "You are one sick puppy" Ship: Azula/Zuko - Okay I'm a hypocrite. Zuko is better off with Iroh.

• "I dabble a little" Ship: Mai/Zuko

• "It's like a car crash" Ship: Jet/Zuko

• "Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship: Uhmmm, I'll try anything once.

• "Makes no canon sense but why the heck not" Ship: Katara/Toph - I can totally see Toph crushing on Katara.

• "Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship: Zuko/Katara - Note this isn't entirely true. I can't stand it within the confines of the series. I wouldn't mind it in an AU or some time after, but Katara has barely become friends with Zuko. I just don't see her as the type to quickly develop deep romantic feelings. (Crushes maybe but not deep ones.) I get especially annoyed when they involve Aang dying due to Azula (as shown in the series) and Katara all but jumps into Zuko's arms.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
Oh GOD Iroh/Zuko *stabbity at the eyes*

Yeah I get you with Zutara. It would be tough within the confines of the show... there's always afterwards, but a lot of writers don't have the patience to show it. Or they start bashing on Aang which is total dick move.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Ah the 'art' of character bashing. As someone who was involved in the idiotic wars of Spuffy vs. Bangel, and read a number of the fics that resulted from it, I've had enough character massacring for a life time.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Katara/Zuko is my OTP and I fully agree with everything you say here. Except for that very, very brief window during Season 2, it doesn't make sense within the series.

I just don't like that final scene of the finale where suddenly everyone has found their One True Love at the tender age(s) of 16/14/12. I also like the very, very canon dynamic that Zuko and Katara are really close in that way that you can only be if you've both tried to kill and successfully rescued a person. I like the way that even when Katara hates Zuko, she's the one who pulls him back onto Appa's saddle because that's just what you do when you're a good guy.

I like to think that they "get" each other even if there's no romance between them.
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
The way I view it is that all the characters have found their current OTP, but they're still young so who knows what will happen?

Mai/Zuko probably wouldn't work out in the long term. I like the ship since Mai has a tendency to whack Zuko over the head when he's acting stupid, but unless the Fire Lady can spend most of her time adventuring, she would be bored to death. Maybe in a AU.

Considering how she handled Earth Kingdom politics, Katara has the potential and the patience to handle the crazy of the royal life. I agree with your own reasons for liking it.

If I'm totally realistic, I suspect Zuko would end up with a political marriage probably to a high noble woman from either a rival family of the Fire Nation (I'm sure war mongers still exist), the Northern Water Tribe, or the Earth Kingdom.
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Honestly, I can't see Katara as Fire lady, either (which is not to disparage some of the fine fics with that as central), and I agree with Zuko ending up married off to some noble daughter as most likely.

To say more would be spoilers for upcoming fic. :)
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
While I think Katara would make a decent Fire Lady, I suspect she would probably want to reestablish waterbending over at the South Pole. So yeah, it would be unlikely that she and Zuko would end up together in canon.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Rofl. It's why I has a cat~ Just kidding XD

Katara/Zuko (Oh be quiet, it's my personal canon! :D)

It's more REALISTIC than Katara/Aang by far. Seriously. The creators needed female staff damnit.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
I have to admit I only felt the Zutara love within the confines of the show ONCE, and that was in the crystal cave. When Aang shows up and Katara hugs him and the resentful LOOK Zuko gives him... OMG. He liked the girl, and that's no accident. I always liked the idea of Zutara after the show, because they seem so young and... well, a lot can happen you know?
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
When Aang shows up and Katara hugs him and the resentful LOOK Zuko gives him... OMG.

YES! I so noticed that too! I was like, "Whoa -rewinds- Holy."

Yeah, the creators said they changed it because the pairing was...too hot for the show. Makes me want to make a macro for their reason too, haha.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
They said that?! LOL!

Yeah well they were sort of setting up Kataang from the very first episode, so they had to follow through with it until the end. Instead they sort of threw Mai in there in s3, and developed Katara/Aang's angst some more.

I wasn't upset with the finalie... there are some good points to Kataang (enough for me to also ship it) Logically, though, I think she would have ended up with Zuko. But that's what fanon is there for I suppose.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)

Yeah Mai coming out of no where and I seriously went, "Um...huh?" It's like "HI IM HIS GIRLFRIEND 8D", like a bad writing move. It's sort of like what people do in fanfiction with OCs. It's like "Helloooo background? Flashback? ANYONE?"

I wasn't upset either. In fact, it was really kickass. The animation was just brilliant and guh, so well done. Yes, there are indeed good points to it too, which was good to see. Even I went, "Awww."

Fanon is the best...when not rapid XD

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)

I liked the finale, except for the last scene, which was all "hello, we're wrapping up the loose ends... EXCEPT WE'RE IGNORING THEM INSTEAD!"

And I like to think that I'm a non-rabid pro-Zuko/Katara person (who incidentally really, really likes Mai). The worst fanfics are the ones that include Katara suddenly kissing Zuko, with an internal monologue that goes "Why am I kissing him? I hate him! But damn, he's a good kisser. I'll hate him after this kiss." Bleh. Way to ruin the complexity that makes the ship interesting.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's like, "WAIT BUT...WAIT WHAT? THAT'S IT?"

Haha, I used to be rapid way back when. I'm not so much anymore but I can so agree with you on that.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
... Suko/Zuko?

Where is Zuko/Aang? D:
and why is Jetko a car crash? Because of the DANGER? ;)
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Zukka, I think. :D

Jetko is a total car-crash because you know it's going to be painful and messy but you can't look away!!! Oh, those two. ;D

And I knew I would forget something! I would have to put Zuko/Aang in the 'drabble' part 'cause I like it but only in certain circumstances (like, when Aang is older than 12. hehe)
Monday, September 28th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
You could write some cute Zukaang and say it was my birthday present =D

*tries to get free fanfic*
Monday, September 28th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I still owe you that as a birthday present don't I? *smacks forehead* I gotta come up with a plot or a PWP or SOMETHING with those two. Maybe it would be a good exercise.
Monday, September 28th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Personally Aang/Zuko works for me as a future fic. Especially when taking into account the constant scrutiny they would be under as major icons in the world.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
I shall now hijack your comments to post my own answers to this meme.

• One True Pairing Ship: Katara/Zuko (but I like to think I'm not rabid)
• Canon Ship: Suki/Sokka, Mai/Zuko
• "If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship: Katara/Aang. Oh... wait... shit... *stab*
• "You are one sick puppy" Ship: Azula/Zhao
• "I dabble a little" Ship: Katara/Jet
• "It's like a car crash" Ship: Jet/Zuko
• "Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship: Toph/Aang, Ursa/Hakoda, Zuko/Sokka
• "Makes no canon sense but why the heck not" Ship: Mai/Jet
• "Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship: Mai/Ty Lee