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I've spent most of the last two weeks dealing with visiting family, leaving me too tired each night to do much creative writing, so I could use something to get the juices flowing again on my Help_Japan Commissions. So it's time for a fanfic meme...


What's a character swap? Well, it's a trope that occasionally pops up in fanfic. Basically you take two characters and swap them, so that each takes the place of the other person. The most famous AtLA example of this would be "Reconstructed Destinies", where Aang and Zuko swap places, so Aang is a Fire Nation prince and Zuko is an airbending Avatar who was frozen for a hundred years. Swapping allows you to explore characters in situations and relationships, romantic or otherwise, they would otherwise not find themselves in, and explores the interplay between nature and nurture.

* Each person can have one to three prompts. I may only pick one out of three given, or do all three. It depends on how they strike me.
* The prompts can range from one word to a whole situation. However, please try not to get overly complex.
* It has to be a character swap involving only two people. Everything & everyone remains as per canon. Time, place, or situation is all up to you.
* Pretty much anything goes, but if it doesn't, I'll let you know and you can prompt something else.

This post will have 5 requester slots, with 5/5 filled. Each prompt will be written in the comments. Once the post is finished, there will be a complete list of each filled prompt in an upcoming post.

Go nuts. 

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This is a link to my fic offering for the Help Japan auction.

For $10, you can squeeze me for a (minimum) 3000 word fic in either the Avatar: The Last Airbender or Neon Genesis Evangelion fandoms. Or, alternatively, a 3000 word fusion/crossover fic of both fandoms. Y'know what that means? The world might just finally have that Asuka/Mai femslash that it has been sadly lacking.
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 In celebration of the one year anniversary of my AtLA drabble collection, The Fun and Perky Warrior's Wolf Tail, I've written 31 sequels to all 31 drabbles I wrote this past year. Some are longer than others, and a few are very silly, but you'll find something of every flavor short of porn. 

You can read "31 Sequels" here.
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New drabble up called Ungoodthinker. Every AtLA fanfic writer has to do their take on the post-canon "What about Ursa?" fic, this one is mine. It's also a fic where I explore an idea that's recently occurred to me. Namely, that Zuko is the AtLA universe's biggest, baddest motherf***ing magnificent bastard -- at least in the mind of anyone who doesn't personally know him.

(You might want to read the drabble first before moving on here.)

From an outsider's perspective, Zuko's takeover of the Fire Nation must look INCREDIBLY shady. They didn't have the viewer's omniscient perspective of him as a weak-willed waffler who struggled to do the honorable thing. No, to the man on the street Zuko is a determined opportunist who did anything and everything to seize power after his father mutilated him.

He went on a snipe hunt and then bagged himself a goddamn snipe. When that unexpectedly fell through on the Day of Black Sun, he made buddy-buddy with the snipe he'd spent months trying to murder and then they decapitated his nation's government. (Okay, that metaphor got away from me.)

If I was a Fire Nation citizen chaffing under this new peace, I'd think twice before screwing with someone as determined and diplomatically canny as Fire Lord Zuko. The bastard could sell snow to the Water Tribe.
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So I've hit a bit of a dry spell in my writing. NaNoWriMo (i.e. the rest of Full Metal Bitch) has petered out these past few days due to plotting issues and my complete inability to construct a decent fight scene. As a way to get me back into things, I'm going to throw FMB to the wolves the masses as a way of getting used to writing it again.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the fic, Full Metal Bitch is an in-progress AtLA Alternative Universe fic based on one simple change -- When the Gaang encounter Toph in Season Two, she is not twelve, but twenty-two.


1. Each commentator can submit up to THREE PROMPTS, of which I will pick ONE to fill. Note: You must be signed in to receive a fill. No anonymous requests

2. All prompts must be set in the FMB!Verse.

In addition to writing "missing scenes" from Full Metal Bitch, I'll also do AUs to the fic if requested. Please remember that the more specific/complex your request, the harder it will be for me to write and thus the less likely I am to fill it. 

Please do not request anything set at any point in Season 2 between episode 2x07 ("Zuko Alone") and episode 2x20 ("The Crossroads of Destiny") All that will eventually be covered in the actual fic itself. 

Requests Made: 4/5
Requests Filled: 3/4
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Title: His and Her Circumstances
Author: Lavanya Six
Rating: T
Pairings/Characters: Mai, Zuko, Iroh; BluMai
Status: Complete
Word Count: 13880
Summary: AU. Two years ago, it's believed the Fire Lord exiled Prince Zuko to distance himself from responsibility for his son's subsequent assassination. Five months from now, a boy in an iceberg will awaken. Tonight, Mai runs across a masked criminal.
A/N: Written for alligatorade as part of the Order of the Lotus fic exchange. 

[His and Her Circumstances]
lavanya_six: (kim_pine)
August is Avatar Shipping Month, and I've decided to throw a few drabbles into the ring. I'm not going to do all 31 ships, but I'm going to give a go to the following ones:

Aug 7. Tea/Iroh
Aug 9. Yue/Sokka
Aug 14. Suki/Jin
Aug 16. Ty Lee/Sokka
Aug 17. Ursa/Ozai
Aug 18. Ty Lee/ Zuko
Aug 24. Zuko/Katara
Aug 25. Suki/Sokka
Aug 26. Ty Lee/Azula
Aug 27. Mai/Zuko
Aug 30. Iroh/Zuko
Aug 31. Katara/Sokka

I'll be posting the completed fics to my account under my drabble collection, The Fun and Perky Warrior's Wolf Tail.
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Title: TLA-2: First Rumblings
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters: Lao Bei Fong
Rating: T
Summary: Lao has a new enemy, and he wants to find out just how dangerous he is.
I usually don't preface fics, but this one needs it. This drabble is set in a AU!movieverse outline I'm writing, called TLA-2, that's an attempt to reduce all of Season 2 into a coherent two hour movie. It's more a thought experiment than an actual fanfic, but that's why the Bei Fongs live in, well... you'll see. So, heads up, this fanfic is a major AU.

Yes, fear was the logical response. )
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Title: The Full Metal Bitch
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters: Toph, ensemble
Rating: R
Summary: What if Toph had been 22, not 12, when the Gaang had met her in "The Blind Bandit"?
Special thanks to ~sylvacoer and [ profile] attackfish for beta reading this fic! 

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 So I've been enjoying fanfic drabble memes lately and would like to do one of my own. 

***MEME CLOSED at yukinoomoni***


* Each commentator can submit up to three prompts, of which I will pick one to fill. Note: You must be signed in to receive a fill. No anonymous requests
* There will be five slots total.
* In addition to original prompts, continuations, side stories, crossovers between, and AUs to any existing fics I've published are okay. I won't be posting snip-its from future chapters of unfinished fics, however. 

Fandoms That You Can Makes Prompts For:
* Avatar: The Last Airbender
* Neon Genesis Evangelion

Slots Filled: 5/5
Prompts Filled: 3/5  
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  EDIT: Deleted. I should stick by my rule to never show off my stuff publicly before it's all done. Getting bitten in the ass by FMB proved that much.
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Title: The Face Death Forgot
Fandom: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Rating: PG
Words: 1400+
Summary: "I'm old to know that a long life isn't always a better one. In the end, you just get tired. Tired of the struggle. Tired of losing everyone that matters to you. Tired of watching everything turn to dust. If you live long enough, the only certainty left is that you'll end up alone." -- The Doctor

Fic below the cut! )
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* Facing Fearful Odds -- Still stalled out on 9-C. Not sure what to do next. Might be time to seek advice from the betas on where to go from here. As I'm getting ready to publish, I find that you can really see the arc of my improvement as a writer over the ten chapters of FFO. The project has taken a year to complete and you can see that. For a long time, I thought Chapter 5 and 6 were the bee's knees, just the best things I'd ever done (because they took so much fucking effort -- I'm looking at you, Chapter 6-A/B). Now I have enough distance to see the seams in the monster's costume.

* The Full Metal Bitch -- Chapter 2 stands at a solid 2,774 words! Hurray! Still not loving having to mash up The Chase and Bitter Work. The Toph/Iroh fight feels like it should be the climactic scene, not at the 1/3rd mark. I'm not sure what the story beats should lead to instead. I do want to cover Toph teaching Aang, and how she's somewhat more philosophical as a teacher in this AU. Going non-linear is one solution, but tricky. I'd like to avoid it if possible. Blocking out the Toph/Iroh fight has also been a bitch -- I hate writing fight scenes. At least the subsequent three chapters (3; The Library -- The Serpent's Pass, 4; The Drill -- The Guru, and 5; The Crossroads of Destiny) have clear arcs.

* Praise Be to Nero's Neptune -- Been doing some more worldbuilding, such as trying to justify the in-story civil war. I'm interested in this project but it'll take a damn long time to write. It's such a major AU that everything needs to be settled before I can leap into it. I'm doing a dry run on some of my ideas for the Siege of Ba Sing Se and Fire Nation/Colonial & Iroh/Ozai politics in Full Metal Bitch. Two of the Big Ideas that have emerged over the course of outlining it have been "What are the consequences if the Balance is destroyed?" and "What if Aang had a whole nation backing him up?". I want to make this story different from FFO, and that latter idea, of the Avatar not traveling but working within the system, appeals to me as a writer.

* Alike in Heart -- I've picked up my Big Bang genderswap again. Got about ~1300ish words in over the past day or so. It's been interesting getting to know Sonna (girl!Sokka) as a character. My main goal in this fic is to avoid writing "Sokka with boobs." If you swapped Zuko's or Aang's or Toph's gender, there really wouldn't be much changed in their character arcs. They've got high enough status (or wealth) that gender isn't as big an issue for their roles in life as it would be for, say, Sokka, Yue or Suki. Gender roles are key to the shape their lives take. Viewing Sokka's basic personality through the lens of motherhood makes for... well, something of a cross between Team Mom, Papa Wolf and a Mad Scientist. Because if Sonna is going to look after her little sister Katara, she's damn well going to figure out a way to teach her waterbending.

* Trying my hand at some short-form fanfic, just as a change of pace. Nothing worth mentioning yet.
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So I just cracked 7,000 words on a mini-AtLA fanfic project that seized me last night. The prompt was one I rattled off for a mini-fic meme without really thinking about it, but then the plot bunny came to me and demanded to be written. The basic idea is: What if Toph was 22, not 12, when the Gaang met her in "The Blind Bandit"? The expanded idea would be: What if Toph grew up without any friends? And what if she fought at the Siege of Ba Sing Se?

Essentially, she'd be Gordon Gekko with PTSD.

I have no name for this project. The *doc file is titled only as "AU Age-Up".

Any suggestions for a title?

EDIT: This fic will be called "The Full Metal Bitch", after a character from a book I like.
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Title: When You've Bowed, You Leave the Crowd
Fandom: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Rating: T
Summary: Five hundred years after the defeat of Fire Lord Ozai, a young airbender plays Truth or Dare.
Notes: A shortened version of this was posted to the Avatar Spirit forum's DrabbleDrabbleDrabble contest. That round's theme was "Songs." Unlike most fanfic I write, this is a continuation fic, not an AU. However it takes place so long after the finale as to only be tangentially related to canon.

Read more... )
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I updated Taking Sights.

See, I just sort of sat down on Wednesday, wrote about six and half thousand words, and finished the chapter is one go. I know. It surprised me too.

I'll get back to work on Facing Fearful Odds now.
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Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays, if you prefer)!

Here are two drabble fics I wrote for a weekly-ish contest on the Avatar Spirit message board.

Not Fade Away -- An AU where "The Crossroads of Destiny" went just a little differently. (1,301 words)

Drabble 1 )

The Natural Daughter of Somebody -- Midori is eight years old. She always looks forward to her Uncle Mushi's visits. The first AtLA fic I've written that's not an AU!! It's a continuation. (1,499 words)
Drabble 2 )


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