timepiececlock: (Toph is taking bets)
My brain is sometimes filled with very peculiar things. For instance, my recent fun times debating boys-only fanboy purists at [livejournal.com profile] startrek mixed with my cautious delight of the Last Airbender teaser led my brain toward imagining one of those large, ensemble fanarts where you see all the characters at their various corners of the picture doing crazy things.

In the form of a Star Trek / Avatar fusion!


Kirk = Sokka (actiony spaceslut)

Spock = Katara (prone to extremes)

Uhura = Suki (the professional)

McCoy = Zuko (McGrumpyFace)

Sulu = Aang (flyboy forever)

Chekov = Teo (prodigy)

Scotty = Toph (cause if Toph were European, she'd be a Scot stereotype)

((Maybe with Azula in a bubble in the corner of the image as a Romulan, and Mai & Ty Lee as time-travelling Data and Wesley, respectively.))


This is totally disregarding my ship preferences, but that's just how I can see it playing out. Katara cross-dressed as 'Spock' makes me giggle the most.

p.s. I love the updated Water Tribe logo.
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
Promo pics are up for the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie.

1. Wow, Aang looks young. And white. The staff looks kinda cool in that pose, though.

2. WTF)!(@!QA(@#&!!!#*()*()@!!!!!! ZUKO'S SCAR. WHERE IS IT?

3. ETA: I'm hoping I see a faint shadow line. I'm hoping.


ETA: COMMENTS NOW CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR STAR TREK 2009.
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
I still ship Mai/Earth King.

I still think that somewhere there's the unwritten tale of a political marriage and tense interactions and his silliness softening her sternness and her analytical and ruthless mindset guiding the EK into a shining era of political badassery...basically, forced marriage trope that we've seen a bajillion times for Zuko/Katara, Zuko/Song, Toph/Zuko, Katara/Aang, etc. But gender flipped.


With Mai and the King of Ba Sing Se!





And his bear. Sadly no one has written the fic for me, yet.
timepiececlock: (Default)
For all the zutara fans on my flist who don't subscribe to the comm at the moment, I made a fic challenge at [livejournal.com profile] katara_zuko:

Bro Code article #150 - "Thou shalt not sleep with your Bro’s ex-girlfriend."


Go fic and stuff! Pretty please? Rumpelstiltskin?


ETA: I'm told the technical language is "No sex with your Bro's ex."
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
"There have been thirty-seven Joo Dees in the time since Long Feng took power. Every woman--every single woman--that takes the name Joo Dee was once a political prisoner, who was captured and tortured for dissidence, insurrection, and speaking the truth in the face of tyrrany. Nineteen of those women are alive at this moment. Eleven still serve the Dai Li, their minds suppressed and their willpower subverted to serve the government that enslaved them. Of the remaining eight, two escaped on their own and six were rescued by our campaign. We have cells spread across the city, and most of our number are benders."

"You're all women."

The woman with the tattoed palms smiled, a sickly twist of her features that evoked no happiness. "The Dai Li, of course, are all men. Surely you noticed, in your meetings with the king? When they hunt us, they either absorb our men into their number or they kill them. Most of the time, actually, they kill them, as men are not as receptive to the mental conditioning. They make...unreliable vessels. Women the Dai Li capture get what is perhaps a worse fate, but that hasn't hindered our actions as much as they'd like to hope. The women of Ba Sing Se are harder to hunt and harder to kidnap than the men, as we move in community circles they cannot touch. Our network grows every day, from weaver to school teacher to the child selling pastries on the street. They believe they can silence us; they believe they can kidnap, torture, rape, murder, and brainwash us, but we are stronger than they. The day will soon arrive when Dai Li will be disbanded or detroyed, and I will have Long Feng's head in a box on my desk. When that day comes, Avatar--and it will come soon--you must decide who you believe deserves to hold power over this city."

"I will not help you n a coup against the Earth King."

"No one is asking for your help, little Avatar. Just stay out of our way when the time comes. Those poor women with the dead smiles need to be saved, and Long Feng's corruption of our great city must end. This is about justice, Avatar."
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
About 2+ years ago I wrote a season 2 Avatar fanfic called "Guide Me Home", where I played with the idea of two characters sharing each other's dreams. It wasn't detailed or developed enough, but I enjoyed giving both Katara and Zuko chances to peak into each other's headspaces.

I ended the first chapter with on character setting off to track down the other, and I always meant to write a second half to show what happened when they met. But I was never able to properly conceptualize what I wanted from my head onto words on onscreen. I was obsessed with the song "Fix You" by Coldplay, and it bled into the mood of the ficlet. I wanted, very much, to show the energy and drive Katara felt to go retrieve Zuko. It's not even expressly romantic, could be based on pure friendship. They've shared this intense spiritual experience, and when something happens in Zuko's half of events to drive him to the mental break point, Katara knows it has happened, and decides to go get him. She no longer questions that it's real or not, or even that he would want to join the gaang, she just knows that he's alone and vulnerable and that she has to bring him back with her--that their dreams have been leading up to exactly this moment. It's what Katara does: she goes after the people who need her help, and doesn't give up on them.

But when I tried to write that moment, I got intense writer's block. Almost like I was afraid to mess it up. Eventually, a year later, I wrote the few paragraphs you see below. Unfortunately it's not really enough to add to the fic on ff.net as a new chapter. That makes me sad, because all told I got 69 reviews for the first chapter, and that's a high enough number that I feel ashamed to not give them more.


The darkness was full and heavy beneath the forest, but from the moment Appa broken the canopy Katara could see for miles. )
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
"The movie people are here!" yells one boy, and a bunch of excited 11-year-olds lines up to fill out cards and look sternly at the camera.

"What does 'ethnicity' mean?" asks another boy.

"Asian," says Bold.

"If you're Mongolian, put 'Mongolian,' " Ricketts says.


I think I'm going to be ill.


ETA: A good industry timeline of casting events, news-based not fandom-based.
timepiececlock: (Rashaka is my name)
Art that amused me recently:

A Series of Unfortunate Events , non-fandom, just silly fun.

I forgive you Zuko, Avatar:TLA, spoilers for 3x16, hilarious Katara expressions.

Inside The Doctor's Brain... , Doctor Who, Ten.


Cuddlllllllllle, Avatar:TLA, Katara/Zuko, one of the prettiest ATLA fanarts I've seen.

Naruto 431: Team Gai's Homeward Bound, parody, Naruto manga spoilers and its Chapter 434 sequel.

Naruto 435 crack , Naruto manga spoilers.

timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
Okay, he's not Chinese, but I'll take an Indian Prince Zuko over a blond pop star any day.


(There's huge irony that the one character I thought would be white, Zuko, is going to be the only colored person, but I don't care!....for the record, I'm still pissed about the water sibs, tho.)

Edit 2: I'm also concerned about Katara's actress looking so young. How is she going to be the team's mom/organizer if she looks 12-13?

They'll probably have her verbally worry all the time and say "that's her acting like our mom"
instead of her "acting motherly" equating to "Managing our camp, keeping us on-mission, talking down the super-spirit-weapon Aangzilla, conversing with Earth Kingdom generals, and acting as the Avatar's mentor and first body guard / last line of defense," which is what she did in the show.

The Katara I want, the Katara in my mind...is the Katara who sweeps out her arms and rides a wave of mother fricking FURY across the crystal caves and goes "OH YOU DIDN'T BITCH!" on Zuko and the Dai Li.
timepiececlock: (Origin of Love)
Pick up to 10 ships.
Describe them in less than 16 words.
Have your flist guess the ship.


1. In the end, we both get left behind, but I got your back no matter what. -- Kakashi/Sakura, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] flibbergibbet

2. I love you even if you're the evil sexy zombie of my sister in law. -- Lust/Scar, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] _nepthys_ and [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja

3. They rescue each other a lot, and they're the best MSR since MSR. -- Brennan/Booth, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] zebeckras

4. We've been friends, enemies, victims/abusers, drinking buddies, lovers, partners, and done courtly romance too. -- Buffy/Spike, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar and [livejournal.com profile] zebeckras

5. What happens when the villain accidentally ends up as the epic love interest, cue slow dancing. -- Veronica/Logan, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar

6. She's supposed to fall for quirky guy A, but she's around quirky guy B too much. Oops. -- Penny/Sheldon, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tapas_girl

7. They work not because they're opposites, but because they're so similar underneath. And so hot. -- Katara/Zuko, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] misora

8. Role-reversal and fictional reincarnation has never had a sweeter love story. -- Ahiru/Fakir, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] zebeckras

9. They backed away from commitment so quickly they bumped into each other. -- Barney/Robin BroTP, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tapas_girl

10. How long are you going to stay with me? Forever. -- Doctor/Rose guessed by [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar
timepiececlock: (Rashaka is my name)
I'd love to see an Iroh music video to the Jungle Book song "The Bare Necessities".

Edit- [livejournal.com profile] umadoshi showed me it does exist!
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
I'm tired of seeing these post-war fics where Katara is Zuko's consort or secret lover or something, his mistress while he's married to Mai.

Why the frell haven't I seen any fics where Zuko is the mistress?
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
::sigh:: It's going to get ridiculous when you get to the "Asian" names like Bei Fong and Ba Sing Se and Ty Li and Jeong Jeong and Lu Ten and Yue.


ETA: Letter-writingbending campaign. Not for emails, for actual letters. Spread it forward!

[livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose's above post says to "post a photo of yourself in the comments holding your stamped envelope so we all know you're awesome!" after you've written the letter.

I say DO ONE BETTER, AND POST IT IN YOUR DEVIANT ART ACCOUNT. The picture of you with your letter ready to be mailed, not the text. Or make a YouTube video of you mailing your complaint letter!

Of course not everyone has DA or YouTube accounts, but if you do, well---DeviantArt.com is a cesspit of viral memes and fads so hey maybe it'll catch on.
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
Dear fandom at large and fandom wank and ATLA fandom in particular,

Stop comparing Zutarians to Harmonians. Please stop, for me. I never liked that pairing. And if we're going to be compared to rabid delusional fans, I'd much rather be compared to Spuffy fans. Or Doctor/Rose fans. Because I like those ships better, and I've been called nasty things as a member of those as well.

It's kind of a shallow request, I know, but humor me here. Hell, "SPUFFY" is shorter to type and easier to spell than "HARMONIAN" anyway.

-Rashaka





P.S. And really, we Zutarians haven't earned it. Compared to the three fandoms above, we are tiny, and so is our wank. Which I'm okay with. Although we are apparently big enough to get a voice actor to make a little tribute video to us, which is still pretty freaking funny. See previous post.
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
This is ridiculously amusing because I can't quite believe they did it.


http://community.livejournal.com/capslock_zutara/303847.html

Oh, my fandom. Oh, Dante Basco, you awesomely accommodating actor. You spoil us. You don't know the can of worms you've opened. I feel spoiled, and I thank you for being so cool with fans.
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
Katara slunk into a chair, lolled her head over the arm rest like a broken doll, and said, “Can I kill something tonight, or are we gonna starve quietly again?”

And how. )
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
title: The Clearest View (lame, I know....I'll pick something better soon)

Summary: After five years of peace, Aang and Katara are friends without benefits, Ty Lee and Mai are contraband runners, Sokka and Suki's marriage is in trouble, Toph's become a dragon worshipper, and Zuko is turning into a butterfly. Life goes on.

sound track: david bowie!

context:

Five years later. )
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
Two short one-shots for Katara/Zuko that I liked. One is post-finale, one is post-Southern Raiders.
timepiececlock: (Between the Bars)
[livejournal.com profile] redbrunja mentioned it in her journal, and I thought I'd just outright ask in mine. For shits and giggles.

Of the people who are either on my flist or follow my journal, raise your hand if you happen to like Katara/Zuko [zutara] shipping for Avatar: The Last Airbender and also like Kakashi/Sakura [kakasaku] for Naruto.*



*with Kakashi/Sakura I generally mean in a future hypothetical sense, since, obviously, pedophilia is not cool.
** Out of curiosity: Dragonball Z ships? Because if a number of you that raise your hands below also shipped the same pairing I did for DBZ, that would be too weird. If you're not sure, think and I'm sure you'll figure it out. I kind of have a pattern.
***I'm also just going to assume everyone who ever comments on my journal liked Spuffy. If that's somehow not the case, don't shatter my bubble of happiness! It's a good bubble.

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