|Reviews for Half the Man|
| KodeV chapter 1 . 11/24/2013
i'm so glad that i've found your works. your one-shots & two-shots open so many possibilities & make me wish i was talented enough to attempt to write a story based of your stories.
this is the first story i've read where iroh's dead (suspiously so), lu ten's alive & despite being so, is skipped when his uncle is crowned fire lord. aunt ursa is missing, zuko is jittery & it's heartbreaking when lu ten realizes he doesn't feel safe in his own home.
i love how lu ten takes care of little zuko & his decision to "vacation" ember island as well his decision to surrender to superior forces shows this. i felt relief when i realized that these superior forces are members of the white lotus.
this story ending is satisfying, yet it make me crave for more. i wonder about the training both lu ten & zuko will recieve and how their further upbringing will change the politica landscape in this particular au world. another instant favorite for my list.
| Kelana-ti chapter 1 . 10/27/2013
I love it! Very intriguing AU.
| Fokusas chapter 1 . 10/23/2013
I accidentally found this story and i think it's GREAT!
| Digi-fanCatt chapter 1 . 8/10/2013
You need to use this AU sometime in a full up "what if" story for the show. :D
| BluePup89 chapter 1 . 8/5/2013
Great story, I love it! Shame there's no more...
BP89 x :)
| Trying -Helps chapter 1 . 7/9/2013
That was a nice story, wish it was longer but I suppose everyone feels that way about one shots. I was surprised about the Fire Lord trying to kill Iroh's son off. I just didn't see things getting that bad, well to be honest I did but the Azula thing was what really got me. I never saw her as so sadistic when she was younger. In any event you told a good short story, keep up the good work.
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| Em chapter 1 . 6/26/2013
You should continue this :) I love your writing , it's so good.
| amuto1 chapter 1 . 6/14/2013
this is good are you going to continue or is this it
| harusameiro chapter 1 . 4/18/2013
It's really too bad this is only a one-shot. I've never really given more than a few minutes' thought to Lu Ten before, other than bawling my eyes out during the scene in Ba Sing Se where Iroh lights incense for him. This...just shows how hopeless his situation really could have been. Even after reading the whole fic, it still hasn't really sunk into my mind yet that Iroh could really be dead. He's just such a solid character in the show that I can't imagine the series without him. Lu Ten is fleshed out pretty nicely, considering the word count.
I really liked the part where Bumi gives Zuko rock candy in the middle of a prison situation. That's just gold.
But this, by far, was the best part of the story for me: "Lu Ten learns to sleep with his eyes open and a knife underneath his pillow, something he didn't even do in the Earth Kingdom." Chilling stuff, man. Good job.
| starryisnomore chapter 1 . 3/17/2013
I hope you realize that your one-shot inspired me to write a one-shot. Of all the stories, I have in my favorites this one is the one I most adore. A powerful 'what if' and one that makes me wonder.
| scorchedtrees chapter 1 . 2/2/2013
This was a great AU. I liked it a lot. :)
| sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 10/26/2012
That's an amazing premise. It hurts me inside to think that Iroh died and wasn't around for this, since he's one of my favorite characters and so crucial to Zuko's storyline and conversion. But having Lu Ten around and trying to protect Zuko when he's not much older or more experienced himself makes for a great story. His (reasonable) paranoia in the palace and his anger at what's being done to his cousin were amazing to read. And their meeting up with the White Lotus was pretty great. I would love to see more of this.
| Anonymous is a pretty bad name chapter 1 . 10/26/2012
This is a bloody good story!
| Humbuggy chapter 1 . 10/4/2012
I love this, you a fantastic writer, your oneshots have such life in them and there's palatble affinity with the charecters you write.
I love this.
| BiblioMatsuri chapter 1 . 9/22/2012
AU (subtype canon divergence), dark but not hopeless. Nicely done. *claps*