|Reviews for Acquiescence|
| Fae Lycan chapter 21 . 10/15/2018
I'm in awe of your writing skills. While there were a couple spelling/grammar mistakes here and there throughout the story, I felt that they didn't detract too much from your storytelling. I enjoyed reading a more realistic story of how Zuko and Katara would have eventually fallen in love, and I liked how you treated their individual characters as well as their existing relationships with Aang and Mai. Bravo on that! I did, however, have a minor problem with some gaps in the storyline. At times it felt like something was skipped over between chapters, but it didn't completely disrupt the flow of the story. I figured that maybe you were trying to establish the passage of time, but the transitions felt choppy in those instances because of lack of information. That said, I still enjoyed your take on Zutara and bringing a darker, more realistic approach to war. Granted, I would have loved to have seen a chapter that explored what happened at Boiling Rock, but I felt the side-stories with Daichi, Smellerbee and company, Mazo and Jing-Wei, and Suki made up for it. Again, really enjoyed this story - even though it appears you stopped posting on this site, I hope that you continued to do something with your writing talent. You're too good to not continue with your craft.
| ivysparky chapter 21 . 4/17/2017
nice story i lyk the plot
| PinkSakuraNymph chapter 3 . 2/27/2017
Actually, Katara and Sokka are royalty in the southern water tribe because their father is the chieftain, aka the boss of the southern water tribe. of course Zuko doesn't know this yet, and Katara doesn't see herself that way, so he could still be doing it to irritate her. but she is in fact of highest regards in among her people, their culture just doesn't make it a big deal. And there's is the fact that the culture is also sexist. (northern tribe is worse)
| Guest chapter 21 . 1/3/2017
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/28/2016
but wasn't zuko kinda desperate for acceptance?
| Guest chapter 21 . 11/22/2015
I liked the end- ill admit - but im confused... did Sozin's comet happen or naw?
| Guest chapter 9 . 11/22/2015
Was this fic inspired by Stormbenders? Cuz we got: a mission; Zuko & Katara working in a teashop in a poor district of the Fire Nation; that scene where Katara is standing on Zukos shoulders... theres a scene like that in SB; Smeller and Longshot have appeared.
Yea this is soo Stormbenders.
| umm chapter 8 . 11/22/2015
Im actually burning through these chapters pretty quick... but is this "Zutara" fic gonna be nice to Maiko and Kataang? Cuz IM SO DONE WITH THE AMOUNT OF MAIKO AND KATAANG LIKE CAN YOU NOT? Im just praying this aint one of those fics where 129k words later they still havent kissed or done something
| Guest chapter 21 . 6/30/2015
LOVELY JUST LOVELY!
| Guest chapter 18 . 6/30/2015
First off I wanna say u may not know but u have been using my name in your story(Serenity),and also Zuku singing?!And TWICE! Wow that's something I never thought I would read let alone think...So that's a surprise,a big one...
| Guest chapter 17 . 6/30/2015
AUTHOR YOU TOOK THE SSEN WHEN ZUKO SAVED KATARA WHEN SHE WAS ALMOST BLASTED YOU JUST TURNED MY WORLD SIDE DOWN CELESTIA HELP ME!YOU JUST SWITCHED IT UP,YOU DIDNT EVEN ASK...but nice twist, BUT IF I WERE A FIRE BENDER STEME WOULD BE COMMING OUT OF ME EARS AND HEAT WOULD BE BOILING OUT OF ME AND THE PRESSURE WOULD MAKE MY SCREEN CRACK,but it is lovely in a way,it fits everything showing who she picked and all,so GREAT,sorry for being so critizmatic!.
| Guest chapter 15 . 6/30/2015
Wait what? does this mean she likes Zuko?God I'm confused!
| Guest chapter 7 . 6/29/2015
Ummmm author so far through the story I was wondering if this was a Katara and Zuko story but I sort of liked that...It's like it could of been in the actual show,goooooood.
| The Jingo chapter 21 . 5/28/2015
That was amazing.
| froesch123 chapter 21 . 5/11/2015
Well here goes,
This is a review of the entire story and not just this chapter. The strengths of this story is the story arch. Too many times Zuko or Katara are head over heels for each other in a swirl of raging hormones. They are like Romeo and Juliet who are in love in this story but unlike a teen romance, where most of the feelings will only last a few seconds, their romance develops. Katara goes from apathetic and hostile to caring about Zuko. Likewise, Zuko is not smitten over Katara but does NOT want to be on the receiving end of Katara's rage. Zuko's own struggle throughout avatar is to find the acceptance for what he has done that is right, not what others expect of him. In this way, "Acquiescence" shows how Zuko has matured.
"Aquiescence" also is a strong story because the characters personality stays to true to ATLA and its sense of morals. Aang shows his budding maturity and is allowed to get angry. More often than not Aang is completely childish or overly innocent in Zutara fiction which in some stories works well however in most is an over simplification of his character. Zuko and Katara are and can get angry. Once again a feature of many Zutara stories is Zuko or Katara's perfection or innocence. While ATLA makes painfully clear all of the characters are so angelic.
The treatment of Ozai and Mai is also another aspect I throughouly enjoyed. Uniquely Mai gets over her feelings for Zuko but, not just in her dull emotionless way. She acknowledges and (as it is always a little awkward) accepts the change of fate as Katara and Zuko draw together. She is not eliminated from the story but remains a close personal friend to Zuko. Ozai is evil, strikingly so as always. The dichotomy between the passionate lover (or husband I guess at one point) and powerful ruler is explored. Distinctively that he is naturally powerful and seductive. As all great dictators or absolute rulers have the silver tongue or the carrot, which by flattery and craftiness lures their followers to do their bidding. Either in fanatical acceptance or reluctant submission. Individuals who choose to follow a bad leader through ignorance or squelch of guilt.
The weakest part of the story are the inserted characters. Although in all likely hoods the stories imagined for Smeller Bee, Long Shot, and other characters invented are realistic, their involvement is limited. In this sense the characters interaction is too brief for them to be effective in the plot.