|Reviews for Whisper Into the Sky|
| OPrincess ShinigamiO 4/6/13 . chapter 10
Adorbz! XD XD XD I thought there'd be a kiss, but the ending was already cute enough for me! Zuko and Katara's kid is so adorable! This fic is now one of my fave Taang fics! ;)
| Pinkie pinkies 4/2/13 . chapter 10
| TaangFanToph 4/4/13 . chapter 2
| TaangFanToph 4/4/13 . chapter 1
| CantankRUs 2/23/13 . chapter 10
I think you captured the essence of their pairing. Both don't want to be grounded; it's not that they fear commitment, it's more that they love their freedom. They both have ensured each other that they won't take the other's freedom away, whether it be by love for the other or by marriage. I've always imagined Taang to be the relationship that flowed with their love as they flowed with the wind; freely. They won't be restrained by love. You definitely characterized that well. I loved the chapter. Heck, I loved this story! You've definitely inspired me and I find the whole idea of Taang a more approachable idea after this story. Great job!
P.S. PASSABLE? Are you crazy?! It was PERFECTION.
| CantankRUs 2/21/13 . chapter 9
The people of ATLA have some very interesting pets... A bison, a lemur... a bear! Haha, I can imagine Ai Li Zhen telling Kyoshi to ride her bear with her. So cute. And, gods, Zuko is just the perfect father, isn't he? Haha, almost as great a parent as Iroh is a granduncle, haha.
Lol, the awkward moment between Aang and Toph about the glider; god, Katara just wants them to get together that bad. I always imagined Katara would be the type to encourage Aang to chase a different girl after she and Zuko got together; one that's closer to his age and can help him become more mature towards the idea of love. I found it interesting that she trapped them in those romantic situations; even after the Gaang broke apart, she continues to act like a maternal figure, which I've always admired in the waterbender.
They had a lot of physical contact in that story. It was brilliant; I liked how Toph's romantic realizations intensified. She seemed to understand the results of being in love with her best friend. Every physical contact was looked at in a different way. It was very cute.
Haha, Sokka's reaction to Kyoshi's crush on Haru.. LOL. He's still that overprotective guy we loved during ATLA.
I feel like Aang is treating Toph with more respect and space than he did to Katara. With Katara, he was constantly trying to please her. With Toph, he acts like himself to get her to like him, without even having to really... try. Still, his comment of "name me your champion" reminded me of something he might say to Katara, just to please her and make her feel loved. Only, I'm glad it was directed toward Toph. She doesn't recieve much feminine praise in the story (i.e., you're pretty). She's not really chased after as much as Katara is during ATLA, which makes sense to me in some way, because Toph is younger and has a reputation as the Blind Bandit, and etc. I'm very pleased that she is finally introduced to actual romance; not like her little crushes on Zuko or Sokka, but actual romance in which she is in mutual love.
Great job. I'm really looking forward to the last match. If Aang and Toph's last talk is any proof of that, it's going to be quite brilliant.
I'm so sad it has to end. WHY?
| CantankRUs 2/18/13 . chapter 8
Aang's reaction to his proximity.. Oh geez, the only thing that's even funnier is Ai Li Zhen's suggestion! Hahaha, oh god Aang, you are so clueless.
I found it very interesting that Toph began freaking out over the lost whistle. I never thought the invincible Toph Bei Fong would be so distracted over the loss of a whistle. In some sense, the whistle is a part of Twinkle Toes, forever hers... It makes sense for her to be freaking out, I guess. I have a feeling the whistle is going to be tossed around like a hot potato, haha.
Oh, Zuko's jealousy never ceases to make me grin. Gosh, they're so cute together. Almost as cute as Aang and Toph, haha.
I'm very troubled for Toph; her distraction was so clear, and though I feel bad for her, I'm touched by Aang's immediate and instinctive reflex that he has to get down there and help. It was about as touching as Zuko's confused expression when Katara kissed him over Toph's victory... He bet against her? Hahaha.
It was also very cute that Aang could sense she wasn't the same; there was something off about her. I have a sister... even I can't tell if she's hurt just by looking at her. It only intensifies how close they are to each other.
Terrific, I loved it! I'm dreading the finish... but all good things must end, no?
| CantankRUs 2/18/13 . chapter 7
Boo. They didn't fight. I'm sure, if their animal escapades are any sign, their sparring is even more enjoyable to watch... er, read. Toph's reaction to Aang was exactly as I'd imagined; it's interesting to see how both of them approach their feelings, with such confidence and reassurance, and I think... some nonchalance, though that may just be me. I liked the Toph/Katara scene; I've felt, despite their quarrels, the two are extremely close and like to be in each others' company.. like sisters.
Aang's reaction to seeing Toph: My god, he's so whipped. It's almost as funny as Ai Li's love for Bosco... :D And Zuko's frustration over that, haha. You know, I wanted to strangle the guys who were touching her. Yes, she's absolutely gorgeous. Now let her go with her destined soul mate, the Avatar. That was brilliantly executed; you keep Toph in character so well.
Kyoshi's overprotectiveness... hahaha, she's more like her father than I give her credit for.
The plan Katara came up with was awesome; a gigantic waterbender sneeze. I can completely imagine Katara doing something like that for Taang. It was adorable. But not as adorable as Toph and Aang's little chase.
Haru and Jet with Song and Jin; why that's an interesting outcome, haha. I always imagined Jet and Ty Lee together, Haru alone.. He seems like an independent guy. Well, I wonder if Song and Jin ever predicted that little, awkward Lee would turn out to be the Fire Lord. How interesting.
Taang's little dance was cute; it was one of those rare touchy-feely moments that made me smile. The last scene though was DA BOMB. I always imagined Aang to take care of Toph in that endearing manner. It was cute, hehe.
Great chapter; though you insist it's a filler, it's amusing nonetheless and an enjoyable read. Nicely done.
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 6
Oh, Aang... What's wrong with you?
I'm celebrating the fact that HE FINALLY REALIZED IT! Oh god, this is by far the best chapter! I don't like the other competitors. What prompted that one guy to FINALLY realize how amazingly attractive Toph is? Gosh, it's as if Aang is the only person who isn't blind in this story. (The irony.)
Hair loops... That reminds me of a certain waterbender Fire Lady, lol. Ai Li and Big Bosco make a great friendship, you know. That girl is so adorable; she just makes me grin. As for Zuko and Katara... well, they were strange to begin with, haha.
I like how Aang faced his love for Toph in a more mature manner. It was interesting how he seemed to think it out rather than just swallow his love whole and try to digest it, as he did with Katara. I've always wondered throughout ROTR how Aang managed to get over Katara. He just needed separation, and separation is great.
I can only imagine what that Shu guy is thinking. (Sorry, I'm bad with names...) Sweetness, Twinkle Toes... Miss Bei Fong has some strange friends, I should think. This story continually makes me smile. With the characters' different dillemas and progressions, it's almost as if the series never ended, which makes me smile to no extent. It's always a pleasure to read as fulfilling a story as yours.
Yes Zuko, let your daughter play with a wild, furry beast... Wait, she's ridden on Appa before, hasn't she? Lol, that just popped into my head.
Little side note: saying final ultimatum is a little redundant; it's better to just say ultimatum, or even, final offer to make more sense. Just a small, very insignificant detail. Other than that, your writing is impeccable. I'm impressed.
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 5
Uneventful?! What's wrong with you, woman? SO much happened in this chapter, like every other chapter. Aang's conversation with Appa.. Are you sure he isn't hallucinating from losing Toph? It's quite funny, actually. It was a little pitiful, the care they took toward the topic of Toph. That was a little boring. But, I see Sokka has picked up on Aang's feelings for Toph. Maybe now, the Airbender will finally confirm his feelings.
Their conversation was nice. I felt as if their ties when they were traveling together had loosened, especially because they seperated (hence his attachment to Toph.) But, you know... this conversation definitely strengthened those ties once more. I can imagine Sokka fainting... and calling Zuko Mr. Big Shot Fire Lord. TOPHAANG FTW!
I couldn't stop laughing after reading that, lol.
Okay, onto the Fire Palace. Things became very interesting here. Zutara, hmm... Wonder where Zuko came up with that, lol. Gosh, the men in this story have very weird tastes. I never imagined they'd be so alike, lol.
Aang's conversation with Zuko was by far the best moment of the chapter. It was as if it was an indirect confirmation of his feelings. It was a brilliantly subtle way of revealing to us the gradual changes in Aang's mindset regarding Toph.
"Grubby Fire Lord hands off her..." Toph, you kill me. I'm really loathing her company, you know. SHE'S A GROWN WOMAN! Heesh, no wonder she's equally as attached to Aang as he is to her.
It's a brilliant story so far. I'm really in love with all the characters; such tight relationships. A great extension from ROTR, and it fits the characters very well. Great job, as always.
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 4
Oh gee, such an eventful chapter... I have lots to comment on.
First off, the Bumi/Toph scene is forever the best scene in any Taang story I've ever read. Bumi, what a mad genius you are... His advice was analogous to what I'd expect Iroh to say. They are part of the same secret society, so I guess I'm not too surprised that Bumi would have the same advice. Toph's parents are really irritating me, yet their cleverness bewilders me. Their terms are quite wise; they've taken good advantage of the authority they have over Toph.
Oh god, Toph's reaction (Bumi, have you lost your marbles! - Toph, that happened quite a long time ago... :D) was priceless.. Almost as priceless as Sokka and Zuko's response to Katara's pregnancy. I couldn't stop laughing after I read that... Maybe it was just the added fact that Ai Li's bear is named Bosco. Wonder where she got that, haha.
The plan was absolutely brilliant, actually. Throwing a match... I never expected that, especially from Toph. But the execution of the match was completely satisfying; you really did the plan justice when describing it.
The Toph/Aang scene with Toph with her hair out... I like how Aang's perspective to Toph is changing. It's nice that his new perspective toward her isn't out of the blue; you've dropped subtle hints and that's what makes the change seem so realistic. I enjoyed reading their exchange... It's a little funny how Toph's reaction was: can I hold on to you while we fly over the city? God, she's just about as manipulative as Katara.
Phenemonal. Especially the last scene; it just about wraps up the chapter in such a satisfying manner. I envy your skill.. You keep a great balance between description and dialogue.
A little side note: One time, you wrote "Bum" instead of "Bumi." Oh god, I couldn't stop laughing after that. Immature, I know. I went all Sokka for once, lol.
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 3
Oh, Aang is finally realizing his feelings. With all the touchy-touchy, waist stuff he'd been doing, I was beginning to wonder when he'd finally figure it out. At least Sokka did the right thing and gave him a shove in the right direction...
This chapter was filled with some angst, I noticed. I've been faced with the trouble of losing my best friend... on simpler terms, of course. She just moved, but it was still hard to see her go, especially because of how close we were to each other. The moments between Toph and Aang kind of summarize the moments between my best friend and I leading up to when she left. It's a great characterization tool, and I'm impressed with your aptitude for utilizing it correctly. Most skip over this friendship detail; it's important to administer their relationship as friends before intensifying it to a romantic involvement. Great job with that.
Haha, Zutara continues to make me laugh. I wonder if this bet will be consistent... I do have a feeling Zuko's messing with the wrong lady when making a bet with her. Gee, he can be really... daft sometimes.
Bumi and Toph; how interesting.
Amazingly done: I love Ai Li Zhen, and Kyoshi's relationship with their fathers and each other... It just intensifies how close Team Avatar is to each other. Even after all these years, those experiences have wound them tighter than two birds in a feather. It's excellent, heartwarming, and a rare sight in Taang stories. Most stories are depicting Aang leaving... This closeness with Toph just buys my affections more.
Awesome. I'm already growing attached to this story!
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 2
Now I'm certain that Ai Li Zhen is an exact copy of my neighbor's daughter. They're even the same age! Only, my neighbor's daughter has blonde hair and blue eyes, haha. Sokka's reaction was priceless, completely in character. I'd trust Sokka to insult a lady in that way... "not the marrying type" - that's like saying Toph is unattractive. God, he's much too oblivious.
The first scenes were incredibly funny. I liked the mongoose dragon scene; that was sentimental, and I always imagined Aang would be the person to get Toph to reminsince. Frankly, she doesn't seem the type to dwell on things... Unlike a certain Avatar.
I can only imagine how tortured Aang must feel. Losing your best friend... that's tough, man. Oh God, Zuko... His reactions were perfect. At that moment, he was totally like my friend. Stating the obvious, total Zuko moment.
Kyoshi... I'm sorry, I can't get over how funny that is... She's bound to turn out to be quite the interesting young lady! She's already harnessing the skills of her mother.
Great job; this story is pure awesomeness.
| CantankRUs 2/17/13 . chapter 1
This story is off to an excellent start. I like Ai Li Zhen; she's a lot like my neighbor's daughter, personality wise... minus the obsession with animals, haha. Toph and Aang have a consistent relationship throughout the series that I've always found interesting; this is an interesting take on what happens after the war... and a great sequel to ROTR. Aah, I sense hot water for Toph. I have a feeling things only get more interesting from here.
Great job, as always!
| TaangFanToph 1/17/13 . chapter 10
You should make more TAANG stories :)