Reviews for Azul
1WarriorQueen chapter 1 . 7/15
So DAMN. FRUSTRATING. You really need to put an angst warning on this one, it all went downhill after ch.3. It was good though.

A well written emotional bridge between canon verse. But whyyyyyyyyyy...

I wanted to scream, shake, slap everyone. Why do you not see what's right in front of you alllll?!
Katana's delusional. She lied to herself and left poor Zuko to pick up the pieces. Even in old-age, she never gave him a straight-up answer. It's irritating how she kept saying their love was "different," so unlike the rest, yet she never pursued it or him because she was afraid of rocking the boat.

I just wanted ONE moment where she just admitted, even as a solitary thought to herself, that "yes, I've been dishonest, stupid, and cheated on myself out of the life and love that I truly wanted. In our next life, I'll choose Zuko, I'll choose love, my heart and happiness above comfort, convenience, and self-imposed duty." ...or something.

I understand the point you were making about being able to love more than one...and more than once. And the parallels between Ursa/Hakoda/Kya and Yue/Sokka/Suki. And there's many different kinds of love. The Greeks did say it best after all.
But there's also something to be said for a one true love, a Great Love. One that ignites not just placates. That's real romance.
And Zutara had it. Zuko realized it. But Katara refused to see it clearly...too afraid to be consumed perhaps?
The pain in reading how Katara betrays Zuko/love and buries her own feelings; and then never owned up to it, is infuriating. It wasn't fair to Zuko, herself, or even to Aang (who was so (understandably) selfish).

That scene with Azula and Aang talking before Zuko's wedding was just gut wrenching. Made me want to throw my phone away.

The hopelessness of Zutara's love is underscore by Zuko's unyielding hope for it -that's just incredibly beautiful and utterly depressing.
Honorable to a fault. A true Prince amongst men. "Zuko never gives up." How accurate this is in every facet of his life. He never gives up on her. I wish Katara could be half as honest and a little less self righteous.

And I love that Azula sawed through that. (She, Iroh, and Toph were always the most perceptive. I'm glad you wrote them true to form. We can always use more of them.)
Azula is all of us. She wanted them to be together so badly...that she wrote a fanfic about them. LoL.
Do you remember Jun (bounty hunter with the paralyzing sloth creature)? She totally shipped Zutara too. I wonder what her commentary would have been in the spirit world.

Also, where's Mai's wrap-up? You forgot to include her in the reminder of the story. Mention twice than forgotten. Poor Mai. I'm happy you remember Ty Lee though.

More bitter than sweet. I guess in a way, that's appropriate for Zutara. The tragedy of the star-crossed.

(Feel free to delete my previous comment. I wrote that after lack of sleep and pressed post without finishing up. Sorry!)
1WarriorQueen chapter 7 . 7/15
So DAMN. FRUSTRATING. You really need to put an angst warning on this one, it all went downhill after ch.3. It was good though.

A well written emotional bridge between canon verse. But whyyyyyyyyyy...

I wanted to scream, shake, slap everyone. Why do you not see what's right in front of you alllll?!
Katana's delusional. She lied to herself and left poor Zuko to pick up the pieces. Even in old-age, she never gave him a straight-up answer. It's irritating how she kept saying their love was "different," so unlike the rest, yet she never pursued it or him because she was afraid of rocking the boat.

I just wanted ONE moment where she just admitted, even as a solitary thought to herself, that "yes, I've been dishonest, stupid, and cheated on myself out of the life and love that I truly wanted. In our next life, I'll choose Zuko, I'll choose love, my heart and happiness above comfort, convenience, and self-imposed duty." ...or something.

I understand the point you were making about being able to love more than one...and more than once. And the parallels between Ursa/Hakoda/Kya and Yue/Sokka/Suki. And there's many different kinds of love. The Greeks did say it best after all.
But there's also something to be said for a one true love, a Great Love. One that ignites not just placates. That's real romance.
The pain in reading how Katara betrays Zuko and buries her own feelings; and then never owned up to it is infuriating. It wasn't fair to Zuko, herself, or even to Aang (who was so (understandably) selfish). And I love that Azula sawed through that. (She, Iroh, and Toph were always the most perceptive. I'm glad you wrote them true to form.)

Also, where's Mai? You forgot to include her in the reminder of the story. I'm happy you remember Ty Lee though.

More bitter than sweet. I guess in a way, that's appropriate for Zutara. The tragedy of the star-crossed.
That one guy chapter 7 . 9/9/2016
This has officially been added to my list of favorites. On a side note, i will forever be saddened by stories where Azula is still her usual psychopathic self. This was exelent from start to finish. Thank you for writing it.
Starlit Infinity chapter 7 . 8/29/2016
This is probably one of the most ridiculously frustrating stories I have ever read.
Guest chapter 1 . 7/11/2016
Ate you not taking any more reviesw cus i submitted one yesterday and it didnt show
Guest chapter 1 . 7/11/2016
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J.G.H chapter 7 . 7/11/2016
BEST ZUTARA FANFIC HANDS DOWN! Especially for people getting over Post Series Depression (yes that is a real thing, very common, not severe like it sounds). The story line was soo great I had to remind myself it wasn't canon. What I love most about it is:
1) how you remain loyal to Aang and Katara while satisfying our wildest Zutara dreams WITHOUT making her cheat or portraying her as promiscuous. I always find myself feeling guilty after reading a zutara fanfic knowing that Katara is Aang's Forever Girl and here I am keeping him from restoring his airbender lineage by shipping Zutara.
2) This was much needed to fill in the gap between AATLA and The Legend of Korra. I wanted to see them grow up together. How Republic City came to be..you cant just leave me with Team Avatar as teens and then slam me with an 80/90 something year old Katara and Zuko with a few flashbacks of everyone else in their 40's.. No! I wont accept it. However..you filled in the gaps for us. You gave us closure my friend.
3) It was hard picturing Azula being social, however I despise seing her be killed off, but you did your thing for her by keeping everything that made Azula, Azula. Idk the foster family thing rubbed me the wrong way it just seemed to modern in contrast to the post war AU fic that it was entirely. I mean the idea was excellent just the term "foster" itself seemed to clash.
I was like 10 when the Aang: Avatar the Last Air Bender came out..but i watched The Legend of Korra for the first time a little over a month ago.. You literally provided closure with this fic for BOTH series. Like Ive read maybe 30/40 ATLA fanfics since then (in between writing an essay every other day,doing my business assignments, and taking test ever 5 minutes). Im not sure exactly what I was searching for but you provided everything I was with this one fic. Ive also read a few of your other stories that were amazing! I didnt think it could get any better.. Thankyou!
hello it's me chapter 7 . 4/26/2016
HAHAHAHAHAH BOOK FOUR IS UP IN THE AIR LIKE THE ELEMENT AIR BECAUSE THIS IS LIKE A BOOK FOUR TO ATLA
Flip Ants chapter 7 . 7/19/2015
This was bloody painful to read. Can I suggest that you put an angst warning on this story?

Just like in 'rhythm of the rain', Katara chooses Principles rather than Happiness (which plays perfectly to her self-righteousness) and Zuko is left hanging there until she's got time for him (eighty years later).

The only thing that could make it clearer that Zuko will ALWAYS take second place (not just to Aang but to Principles) would be if you had Zuko turn up at Katara's death be so that she could say

"Yes, I know you've loved me all your life while I went off and married another man because of 'Principles', but guess what? I have no regrets, I was Right and you were Wrong and it sucks to be you."

You are very talented but your Katara infuriates me and your 'Zutara' sometimes reads like a like of arguments why the two of them can never be together.

I would actually have much preferred an ending where Katara's final thoughts on her death bed were "I never really wanted any of this. I've been lying to myself my entire life and now it's too late."

Sorry for the rant. I prefer my Zutara stories to NOT be a treatise on why Zutara is wrong.
babyvfan chapter 7 . 12/20/2014
Oh man. This story. There are so many things I can say about this story.
The main thing being, while at times it really did kill me, it was good. More than good actually. That's something I'd really like to believe. That after Aang's death and Korra became of age, Zuko and Katara finally got to be together. After all, they fulfilled their duties. They deserve to be happy.

This story was really amazing
babyvfan chapter 6 . 12/20/2014
You...you just killed me. Dude, you murdered me
babyvfan chapter 5 . 12/20/2014
My poor heart. I want to smack Aang, but I like him. I want to smack Katara, but she's confused and I love her. I want to hug Zuko because he always gets hurt. Once again I'm on team Azula
babyvfan chapter 4 . 12/20/2014
For once I'm on Azula's side. Katara needs to be honest with herself
babyvfan chapter 3 . 12/20/2014
Oh my dear god. I love Katara, but times like this I really want to smack her.

She and Aang are not together anymore, she's free to be with who she wants. She's letting him have power over her.
babyvfan chapter 2 . 12/20/2014
So many things, I don't even know where to start.

I feel bad for Ursa, but it's been proven that people who are in half-conscious relationships rarely last.

Poor Azula. After years of letting go and starting over, people are trying to push her back.

And Zuko, my baby. I get why he was upset. The way it seemed, it was like Ursa came back to escape the pain. And he's starting to feel something for Katara. Oh my gosh, that is too cute
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