|Reviews for An Avatar Christmas Carol|
| Fireborn101 chapter 3 . 12/17/2012
This was great especially:
"The Possibility of Love? Are you high? Again? I really need to have a word with your manager."
This too: "Stoppit! Stop crying right now! I can't take it!" The abrupt change in Azula and the kick up the arse both surprise Bossy greatly. Her wide blue eyes stare up at Azula is shock. Azula shouts incredulously at her. "How dare you sit there crying oh what am I going to do? What the fuck is wrong with you!? You are Bossy Bossy Peasant! You have got to pull yourself the fuck together!" Bossy is taken aback. Azula is not done. She pokes Bossy firmly in her shoulder and says "You are the bossiest wench in the entire universe. You are the best waterbender of your generation and I know that is a fucking fact because you defeated me!" Azula pauses for breath, before continuing. "You don't take shit from anyone. You certainly don't take shit from grumpy old men. You absolutely do not sit on your arse wailing what am I going to do?! No... you always get off your arse and do something!"'
And this: "you're right Azula. Thank you." Bossy loves being right and so this is a huge concession on her part.
Aaand this: "Azula's default is anger. Bossy's default is motherly scolding."
But most of all this: "Well you were the logical choice. You are the only one who finds the sight of him sleeping fascinating." Dr Yang says dismissively. Bossy beams at her. "Oh, don't look at me like that." Bossy cannot contain herself. She flings her arms around Dr Yang, gushing "Thank you, thank you thank you" all the while. Dr Yang is stiff in the embrace. "Katara, you know my rules about hugging." she states. Still, one arm comes up to give Bossy a little pat on the back, despite said rules. Then the other arm. This would definitely count as hugging. "Now get out of here. Go spend Christmas snuggling with your boyfriend." Dr Yang says as she disentangles herself from Bossy's pentapuslike embrace. Bossy does not need to be told twice."
| KnowledgeandImagination chapter 2 . 12/17/2012
I enjoyed this chapter very much! I love how you portray Azula and Zuko as children. It really fleshes out their character and makes Azula seem much more human than the original cartoon did.
the last scene made me want to read and know all that happened so badly! XDXD
Thanks for the update! hope you update again soon!
| Charmed Ravenclaw chapter 2 . 12/17/2012
The part about Zuko dying at the hand of those pirates made my heart wrench here for Azula to feel emotion - that whole situation must have reminded her of Lu Ten dying. I had tears in my eyes there. I wonder what Azula's bond with Toph here is. I can't wait for you to continue this, I love the premise.
| Charmed Ravenclaw chapter 1 . 12/17/2012
This is really interesting! I like how you creatively transformed Christmas Carol and applied it to Azula. The part about the chains was a really interesting twist. It does make me wonder about Zuko and Azula's mother in your canon and whether she really is dead though.
| Obsidian Buterfly chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
'Alone protects me.' I knew I had heard that somewhere but I couldn't quite put my finger on it until you mentioned Sherlock. Great chapter btw!
| chromeknickers chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
Lol, of course the Spirit of Christmas Past would be Aang. XD
(However the last visit was wonderfully diverting. Simply because the Avatar got frustrated. This is a sight as rare as unicorns, as rare as Bossy peasant not being bossy, as rare as Zuko not being awkward.)
Haha! I absolutely love your metaphors. *snickers* And Azula is such a shit-disturber; she loves to stir the pot and I love her for stirring it. ;)
But man are you tugging at my heartstrings here, with the blast to Azula and Zuko's past. The scene with Zuko trying to get Iroh to get up and the scene where Zuko's telling Azula that she's not a monster... yeah, I don't need my heart. Thanks. And I do believe your tore my beating heart out when you wrote Azula's freakout scene in Zuko's room when she thinks he's dead.
This is so good. I can't wait to read the Spirit of Christmas Present. :D
| chromeknickers chapter 1 . 12/16/2012
I'm reviewing as I read, so forgive me if my reviews are rubbish. I have to admit that Azula's humbug ways are cracking me up. She's rather perfect for a mental humbug. ;P
(There is bitterness and resentment which is always aired in a dramatic fashion, normally after a few wines had been drunk and before desert. Someone would have to disgrace themselves. An elderly relative would decide it was time to be "honest" with everyone. Carrots would be thrown.)
This is so very true, but I especially like how you added the carrots being thrown. XD
(But then he went and got himself a new family – complete with replacement sister.)
Aww, this is so heartbreaking. I always figured Azula would be jealous of the gAang, especially Toph and Katara.
(Their childhood was a war without a name.)
Love this turn of phrase. It so perfectly describes their childhood.
HAHAHA! You are cracking me up with the Azula x Bossy interactions. I could so see Azula antagonising her on purpose to get the reactions she wants. She has Katara pegged.
I really love how you interpreted the prompt(s). It's refreshing to see Katara and Zuko's secret relationship from Azula's point of view, as well as the politics of it.
(Bossy was finer than a July day. Azula would totally tap that.)
I think MY brain exploded. LOLOLOL! I am in love with your Azula! XD
(Azula had written on the card a very rude message along the lines of please accept these gifts from my brother and I. If you wish, we can improve your birthday by giving you lots of oral sex later. Oral sex which you will not need to reciprocate, because this day is about you.)
OMG, you are killing me here! LOLOL!
(Azula suspects it is love. It fills Azula with fear. It fills her with confusion.)
And now you are gutting me. I feel so sorry for Azula, and Zuko. Those two just had the shittiest sort of childhood thanks to Ozai. *sigh* And the fact that this is very much turning into a Christmas Carol is knotting my stomach. I love what you have done with this story so far.
| Komo Pineconeseed chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
Ack. I am now nervous about the assassination attempt. Will you talk in detail about it more? Because I don't think Christmas Present has any power to show anything besides the immediate Christmas.
Love this story so far! Hope to hear from you soon, dear!
| Fireborn101 chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
I feel sorry for Azula. I always have. This just makes it all the worse. I can't really review well but this is an amazing story and I'm really enjoying reading it.
| BoogieBoy chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
Well, if you want to turn it into an in-universe thing you'd just have to change the name to "An Azula Carol", remove reference of Christmas and then name it as some sort of "respect-the-spirits" day. You know, it's easier to repaint the walls than it is to build a new house.
As for Azula - poor thing, she wanted to protect herself and be the greatest daughter there is, and in the process payed a horrible price.
My only issue with the story is that you aren't updating it hourly :D
Also, to add to my review of the last chapter (since doesn't allow editing reviews or at least I don't know how to), I think I was overtly judgmental. We see everything from her perspective, so things are bound to be skewed.
| patty cake rocks chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
This was really good can't wait itl the next part :p
| Kimberly T chapter 2 . 12/16/2012
Of COURSE Aang would be the Spirit of Christimas Past; Dickens did write that he appeared as a child... and yet, he also appeared as an old man at odd moments. Hey, maybe we'll get a quick cameo by Roku before Azula is returned to her room?
As for the next Spirit, who first appears in Dickens' story surrounded by a huge feast... it's just gotta be Sokka! He'd just barge into Azula's psyche and demand that role, for a chance at all that food, with so much lovely meat! :-D
| Komo Pineconeseed chapter 1 . 12/15/2012
Woah. Did you just simultaneously reference Titanic and the "Chan's outfit is sharp" quote at the SAME TIME? Mind blown.
Also, lol at Dr. Jung. I wanted to congratulate on that name earlier. (In a "look, it's a Korean surname, so it's Asian and fits AtLA, but it's can also reference Dr. Carl Jung!" sort of way. And of course Dr. Jung cares about guilt and the subconscious. Of course.) Other lolworthy moments include Azula hitting on Katara.
And now, question time! How have the FN NOT caught onto the fact that their Fire Lord is seeing someone?
I take it this is an offshoot of the Stalking Series? (There's references of a replacement sister, Katara's staying in the FN as a doctor, etc.)
Ursa's not dead is she? Why would Azula hallucinate about her ghost? Or her in general? Please don't tell me she's stuck in the Spirit World or something.
My only gripe (and it's a small one- my gripes about your stories tend to be small) about this fic is that I don't think there is a Christmas holiday in the Avatar universe. Christmas is just so Western, and AtLA usually isn't, but whatevs. This is so hilarious that I don't really care!
I'm excited to see who've you picked for Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come. (Totally off topic, but of all of the Christmas Ghosts I've seen, David Tennant as the Ghost of Christmas Present has got to be my favorite.)
Looking forward to this!
| Viannaz chapter 1 . 12/15/2012
I LOVE this. Oh my gosh. It's such an interesting take on Azula's point of view and it seems to fit into your stalking verse, which is always awesome! XD With this and zutaramonth and everything I keep getting update messages and it's like CHRISTMAS every single day! :,D
| Kimberly T chapter 1 . 12/15/2012
Okay, NORMALLY I steer far clear of ATLA XMAS fics, because there were no traces of Christian cultural traditions in the canon series, and the two concepts generally work about as well together as cupcake mix and motor oil.
But since this is from you, em, and you have a pretty darn good track record for making brilliant ATLA fics, I think I'll keep reading and see what you come up with! :-)