|Reviews for Fire and Ice|
| Guest chapter 40 . 9/4
Come baaaaack! I need to know the ending!
| LilyPrice chapter 33 . 8/25
I knew it! Everything from the first dream on told me this would happen!
| Jackieee.98 chapter 40 . 8/19
I'm super sad you didn't continue on with the story! I was hooked!
| Leraiv Snape chapter 40 . 8/11
So: I have reached the end. And I have been dreading this moment. When I read the opening chapter and you mentioned a fic with some 90 chapters, I quickly checked the chapter count and your last update date. I thought to myself, "Well, I'll just hope she changed her mind on the way. Surely 40 chapters can lead to a wonderful and completed fic."
40 exquisite chapters later, I find myself bereft. I have stayed up way too late and ignored a multitude of chores to carry me to the end of what has been written for 'Fire and Ice' and I am entranced. I swear, it entered my dreams last night. The very real possibility of never knowing where you were going with this when you started saddens me.
This is one of the best renderings of a Zutara that has also endeavored to remain true to the other pairings we see in canon. I struggle with the idea of Kataang as it is presented in the show - when I look at Aang, I see a child, and therefore find writing it stiff and difficult. You had no trouble wrapping the complexities of emotion for Aang and Katara into a neat, understandable bundle. I shrug when it comes to Mai and Zuko. So much of Mai is left unexplored that it's easier to see her and Zuko together, but even canonically, I found them a useful plot device more than a 'ship I could get on board with. Again, you've managed to weave the reality of their childhood into the way they feel as young adults beautifully. Your treatment of Jin was genius. I say this because my emotional, invested reader side didn't like it. It was beautifully crafted and wonderfully evocative and she's a much fuller character in your fic...and as a dyed-in-the-wool Zutara fan, my heart broken for Katara, watching them together. You so accurately put that feeling - watching someone you love fall for another - into words that I felt my own heart icing over.
It is one of the stories that I think best captures Katara's thought processes as she works her way through her feelings for Zuko and Aang. This is a theme often treated superficially, or the storm comes and blows over in the space of a chapter, or it is simply a number of years later and we don't treat it at all. Thank you for an assessment that sounds like a fourteen-year-old girl, instead of the mature medical student we know you to be. I think most of us forget what it's like to be fourteen, to think and feel with the intensity of youth as we age. You have not made this error - Katara is every inch a fourteen year old in a tough situation. She rises magnificently to some occasions, and thoroughly botches others. Thank you for an imperfect heroine who I can still root for.
Iroh...there isn't much to say. The way you wrote his return to Zuko was beautiful...and his death was agony. Zuko screaming at Katara that she killed his uncle, his dismissal of her healing when speaking to Toph - were two further places that I realized how invested I was in this story. My heart ached for Katara, and Zuko's hard words impacted my chest along with hers. I was convinced he hadn't betrayed them in Ba Sing Se, and I am glad that that was borne out. But I felt that flicker of doubt - you set up his complete and icy anger over Iroh so fully, that it could have been possible to believe that he had genuinely re-joined his sister.
The only character that I feel is out of character is Toph. And then, only in regards to Sokka. We know that she likes him in canon, but I feel like she wouldn't soften herself for anyone. I struggle with the idea that she would turn into anyone's long-term caretaker. But that's only a personal opinion.
I guessed the man in the dream must be Ozai, and it is his relationship with Katara and their dreams that I am very sorry we will not be exploring. Most of us use Ozai as the over-arching baddie, with little character development if he even actually enters the fic at all. He is presented as one-dimensional, as such forces of evil usually are. But the dreams, the potential for them to have a rich and layered dynamic...there's a lot there.
Congratulations on finishing medical school. Congrats on publishing your novella (maybe you have added several to the list by now). You have inspired a number of us to improve our writing by virtue of sharing how you write, and you have an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing it with us.
| Leraiv Snape chapter 22 . 8/10
Okay, the part at the end where Iroh is back? Brought tears to my eyes. You've mastered a discussion of love in it's many forms. This is a beautiful and phenomenal fic. Absolutely amazing so far.
| Lux Lunar chapter 40 . 7/18
i only want to say... i am deeply in love with this story, and the same time, i am sad as hell cause seems like you decided not continue writting it. i know that life is fully of obligations, i really understand that... but if you decide finish it, sime day you decide just write another chapter... god, you will really make me happy... im going to wait for you, LadyAvatar. with hope, Lux.
| Lux Lunar chapter 29 . 7/16
this is fucking very intense... i have no words for Iroh
| Lux Lunar chapter 14 . 7/13
Fuuuck, im crying with this chapter ending :'(
Love it, i cant stop reading!
| Guest chapter 15 . 7/4
This is so awesome
| Guest chapter 40 . 6/2
*looks at scroll like Zuko* that's it? Where's the rest of it? It's been years now so this will probably stay like that. I sincerely hope one day you return and finish it. Too interesting and too well written for you to not
| Guest chapter 33 . 6/1
I figured out it was Ozai. But I have no idea where youre going with this xD he's evil
| Guest chapter 7 . 5/30
Really loving this story. I hadn't thought of Zuko joinkng them at this point and how it would affect everything else. Nice work!
| Hopefull chapter 40 . 5/24
When is this going to continue? I'm dying for more!
| colorful-palette chapter 27 . 5/21
I only wish you would continue writing this beautiful story. I have recently restarted the avatar series and am currently halfway through book 3. I shipped zutara the first time i watched this series as a kid, and now at 21 years of age, i still ship them. If you randomly happen to log back on and take a look at your reviews, i hope you consider continuing on with this artistically crafted masterpiece. I am still only on chapter 27, and had never considered posting a review, but I just realized something after coming to the end of this chapter and i just had to post. YOU GRADUATED MED SCHOOL?! OH MY GOODNESS CONGRADULATIONSSSS THAT IS AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT AND I WISH THE BEST IN CONTINUING YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A MEDICAL SPECIALIST!
i am going to enter my senior year of undergrad in the fall and am looking towards med school so it was really neat being updated by your progress through these chapters (albeit 4 years too late) i know u mentioed med school was a dream of yours, and as a freshman, it was mine too, but im just not sure anymore. Now that u have gone through med school, some advice (or preferably motivation to continue on this path lol) would be really appreciated. If u happen to read this review in the coming future. If not, its fine and i just really do hope u happen to give this story an update. I'm a fan for sure!
| mandy.candy11 chapter 40 . 4/28
Ooh my god! I need this story to be finished, you can't leave it hanging like this. It's AMAZING!