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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    Azula is dangerous. Ty Lee knows– she watches her burn the tail feathers off a turtle-duck for snapping too close to her shoe. But she can’t bring herself to pull away. She thinks maybe she doesn’t mind the danger. It’s worth it to stand out. To be special. To be chosen.

    Or, the life and times of Ty Lee as she tries to stand out from her sisters, and navigates her friendship with Azula and Mai.

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    10 Aug 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 53

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    It is no secret how quickly Princess Azula goes through handmaids. And so when Suyin takes up the position after the previous handmaid left the palace in tears, she doesn't expect her employment to be a particularly long one. But warmth and friendship soon take root in the cracks of the princess' facade, piercing through a loneliness she hadn't even realised existed.

    Mostly canon compliant, but with fluctuations to and from canon, side plots, and divergent character motivations. Significant canon divergence post Book 3 of ATLA (not yet published). This fic serves as a character study for Azula, and explores daily life in the Fire Nation beginning before her introduction in the show.

    Loosely inspired by Fingersmith / The Handmaiden

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    05 Aug 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 5

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    The iguana-parrot was dying to leave. If it could express itself in human language, it would scream, let me out! Let me out! But it was only taught to say one thing.

    “Burn it down! Burn it down!” squawked the iguana-parrot.


    A story of three bright sparks who visited Ember Island and went in search of a dragon.

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    A story of The Carp and his fishy secret society.

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    A story about people who are all burning up on the inside (some of them are royalty).

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    01 Oct 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 79

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    Katara would never forget the day they brought the spy with half-a-face in. A loyal Communist, she goes about her duty with pride and determination, but the more she learns about the man before her, the more she begins to question everything she's ever known.

    Quick Note: The tags are preemptive, for those with lower thresholds than me. The results of torture and abuse are shown, but the torture and abuse itself is never explicitly described. There is, however, smoking, drinking, and a great deal of adult language.

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    26 Aug 2021

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    Mai supposes it isn’t quite fair to heap all of the blame on Ty Lee. After all, Ty Lee likely had no idea what her actions had led to. Mai couldn’t entirely fault her for running off to the circus. What Mai could fault Ty Lee for was leaving without telling her. Mai would have understood. More than understood, Mai would have gone with her. Instead, Mai is trapped as an army of servants prepare her for her moment of reckoning.

    Today is her wedding day.

     

    An alternate-universe Maiko adventure.

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    03 Jun 2021