Tisrusewa Karyu
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Joined 08-21-11, id: 3185063, Profile Updated: 11-25-13
Author has written 6 stories for Avatar.

The correct form of my pen name is Tìsrusewä Karyu, meaning "Teacher of the Dances" in the Na'vi language. The diacritical marks are not accepted by the software driving this site, hence this notice. I am working towards my national certification to become a ballroom dance instructor, so this is the most descriptive name I can make in Na'vi. I am also an information systems security engineer, but there is no way to express those skills in Na'vi that I have seen.

I am on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002854287298. Or, search using my pen name without the diacritical marks. Occasionally, I will put a status report on my works out there. See entry below dated 16 March 2012 for more Facebook info.

I have one published work of fiction, a satire on a day in my life as a freshman in college, written for my Freshman Composition class. It caused me so much grief, I wish I never wrote it. Please, never poke fun at teachers in writing who can mark you down in spite. I also took a Creative Writing class, but got slammed so bad in it I swore I would never write fiction again. Guess I'm getting senile in my old age, because here I am releasing fictional works again. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

(24 August 2011, Jake's birthday) My first story is Spirit Fliers. It gives my ideas on training an ikran beyond the flying scenes in the movie, and the relationship between the ikran and its rider. Also touch on the relationships among clans that is more routine than massing against a common enemy. The movie hints at four ceremonies that were omitted. The Dream Hunt is part of the deleted scenes on DVD, and this story gives my description of the other three. It is a stand-alone short story with all original characters, and is complete as it stands. I may add episodes that fall in between chapters two and three, but have nothing planned at this time. One reader sent me an interesting idea using the main characters, but that would be a separate story. It is not a concept I have ever thought much about, and needs much work on my part to make it a compelling tale.

(18 December 2011, second anniversary of Avatar) The Hunting Party is a series of related short stories about a hunting party. It, too, has all original characters from a clan not mentioned in either the movie or the game. The goal is to describe living in the wild to fill in the large blanks hinted by the film. The first episode is "The Hunting Party: The Waterhole at Pa'li Mesa" and takes place on the afternoon of the second day out. I hope my Muse and my life allow me to complete enough of this storyline to make a coherent contribution to you, my readers.

As this story has so many characters, here is a list to help understand the players. It will change from time to time as the story develops.

(Updated on 1 June 2012)

Dramatis Personae

The Adult Hunters (three mated couples on their annual hunting trip)

Äkaynu, mate of Txìtey, older sister of Tiunu, Leader of the Hunters for the Waterfall Clan

Txìtey, mate of Äkaynu, older brother of Potey, leader of this hunting party, hunter and best leader of hunting parties on pa'li

Potey, mate of Keti, younger brother of Txìtey, hunter

Keti, the mate of Potey, hunter and teacher of pa'li riding and handling

Tiunu, mate of Lew'it, younger sister of Äkaynu, hunter who also works with crafters of leather and jewelry and sings

Lew'it, mate of Tiunu, hunter who also plays drums and sings

The Adolescent Hunters in Training (four unrelated children)

Larotan, older boy

Ti'mì, older girl

Mäsay, younger boy

Zeyuo, younger girl, youngest member of this hunting party

Other Waterfall Clan members mentioned but not participants in the Hunting Party

Lukeka, mate of Tänaru, Leader of the Waterfall Clan and leader of the warriors

Tänaru, mate of Lukeka, Tsahik of the Waterfall Clan

Sotsen, mate of Hirsu, retired Clan Leader

Hirsu, mate of Sotsen, retired Tsahik

Veyno, retired leader of hunters

Pizia, deputy leader of warriors

Huhemi, deputy leader of hunters

Syuzi, leader of healers

Hakmi, leader of food preparers

Kxeyku, hunter and lead ikran trainer

Kuzìpì, hunter and archery teacher

Pänìfay, hunter and fire-making teacher

Lätxey, bowyer (weapon crafter specializing in bow making)

Kekiwa, hunter, former teacher of fishing, and now teacher of net and hook fishing

Zìrteme, father of Zeyuo, hunter and new teacher of bow and spear fishing

Omzam, mother of Zeyuo, hunter

Wrrtse, father of Mäsay, hunter

'Uka, mother of Mäsay, hunter

Kätsay, father of 'Uka, hunter, deceased

'Ura, mother of 'Uka, gatherer and food preparer, deceased

Kipi, father of Ti'mì

Pipxì, mother of Ti'mì

Sutxì, father of Larotan

Lì'mu, mother of Larotan

Ngisey, hunter and ikran mentor of Txìtey

Kxetsi, father of Keti, hunter and ikran mentor

Witsey, older brother to Peysay, early pa'li party leader and hunting instructor for Potey and Keti

Peysay, younger brother to Witsey, hunting instructor for Potey and Keti

Lrrfey, boy hunter in early pa'li party

Steysi, girl hunter in early pa'li party

Red Rock Clan members mentioned but not participants in the Hunting Party

Talokxì, mate of Repxozì, Clan Leader of the Red Rock Clan

Repxozì, mate of Talokxì, Tsahik

Peyza, hunter, remembered Äkaynu

Utay, injured hunter, remembered by Äkaynu

Sufovi, Utay's mate

Zaypin, hunter, mated to healer

Lewia, hair dresser

Märayi, sister to Sufovi

I have eight episodes planned for the Hunting Party, with two published to date, both of which occur in the middle of the story. Of the three stories I have started now, "The Hunting Party" is my favorite. Here, I can delve into my own story line and explain everyday life for the Na'vi. The movie makes their life seem so idyllic, yet it clearly is very hard. By their nature, the other two stories require more "exceptional" events. I would love to hear how your understanding matches with my vision.

(Updated on 29 June 2012)

Episodes in Chronological Order

The Hunting Party: Waterhole at Pa'li Mesa (released 18 December 2011)

The Hunting party: Pa'li Mesa (released 1 June 2012)

(25 December 2011, Christmas) A double-header gift to my readers. Pandora: Genesis pre-dates the "Time of First Songs" and gives my ideas on how Pandora was constructed and inhabited by the Na'vi. Having read so many science fiction stories over the years, there are many concepts here whose origins I have forgotten. Pandora: The Final Solution starts immediately after the movie. The premise of this story popped into my head right after I saw Avatar for the first time, when my reaction was "Why are they doing this?". Maybe someone else has written this, but here is my contribution with what appears to be the obvious low-cost solution for RDA. Although I am smitten by the lifestyle of the Na'vi, these stories show I can write other settings. Now I have three stories started, and will continue them as best I can. Getting reviews will help me decide which to extend. Don't judge a story by its first chapter.

(16 March 2012) The map of the complex used in Pandora: Genesis is now on my Facebook account. Wish I could put it here, but this web site doesn't seem to accept it. I exported the drawing as a JPEG file, and added it to Facebook as a picture. Hope it helps you understand the Pandora complex better.

Irayo, ma frapo. (Na'vi for "Thank you, everyone.")

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Avatar: Rainbow by Hawki reviews
"Venezuela. That was some mean bush." As it turned out, that was an understatement. Because not only was Venezuela bereft of anything approaching forest, but it was the war inside the mind that had left the lasting scars on Jake. Because once he was a warrior, who thought he could bring peace in a world consumed by war. But in the end, you always had to wake up.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 36,718 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 12/20/2014 - Jake S., Tom S., OC - Complete
A New Beginning, A New Body by RodeoRogue reviews
Takes place at the very end scene of the movie. Please read. : It will be a one-shot if no one wants it to continue, but it will otherwise become a story. More details inside, couldn't decide on the genres so don't rely on them :P
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,700 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 11/12/2014 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Jake S., Neytiri
Clouds on the Horizon 2: Countdown to Armageddon by Jerathai reviews
Jake and Neytiri are new parents, the scientists remaining at Hell's Gate are staring extinction in the face, the Ikran Clan of the Eastern Sea is bracing for invasion, and the RDA would rather see Pandora destroyed than face life without unobtanium.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 41 - Words: 61,072 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 10/27/2013 - Published: 5/19/2011 - Jake S., Neytiri
One Of The People by Mystic Blade reviews
What would happen if Tsu'tey lived? What would Jake's status be then? What life would Tsu'tey lead among his people? Will he accept the new faces in his clan? What changes would he endure? The story accounts post-film as the remaining humans assimilate into Na'vi culture to live new lives and healing begins as the Omaticaya find their new home. Tsu'teyxOC centered,JakeXNey,NormXOC
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 768,175 - Reviews: 907 - Favs: 642 - Follows: 574 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Tsu'tey
Brave New Day by liferefined reviews
A year after the events of the movie, the first ISV arrives at Pandora. Jake Sully and the remaining humans would just as soon send them away, but nothing goes according to plan, and soon Kyle Fischer's life will be changed forever because of it.
Avatar - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 495,316 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 6/16/2012 - Published: 10/2/2010
Passing the Torch by Jerathai reviews
Welcoming a new Tsahik happens once in a lifetime for most Na'vi. The Omatikaya were particularly blessed when the All Mother gave them Mo'at.
Avatar - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,513 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Moat - Complete
Clouds on the Horizon by Jerathai reviews
On a distant horizon, the balloon goes up... My link between Avatar and my idea of what Avatar 2 might be.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 77 - Words: 105,015 - Reviews: 388 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 5/12/2011 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Jake S. - Complete
Histories by Amaya Shinkuyoake reviews
A look back at the generation before, how did things begin before Jake and Neytiri and Norm and Trudy and all the others? Everyone was young once, even Mo'at and Eytukan...
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,389 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/13/2010 - Moat, Eytukan
For Love by liferefined reviews
What happens from Neytiri's point of view after Eywa intervenes during the final battle and just before the fight with Quaritch. No one has ever been Palulukan Makto before...
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,566 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2010 - Neytiri - Complete
Two minutes by avatarTingal reviews
Originally this was a one-shot about the scene when Neytiri brought Jake to the Omatikaya. But more chapters are wished, so I'll write some more.Ch.1: What was Mo'at thinking, when Jake arrived ? It's the moment when his fade was decided
Avatar - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,900 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/27/2010 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Moat - Complete
En Pointe by broadhands reviews
Follow up fic to 'New Steps' one shot. A not so light-hearted look at Na'diakhudoshin's trials with joining the Omaticaya after passing through the Eye of Eywa, set a couple of weeks after the RDA are tossed off Pandora.
Avatar - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 52 - Words: 73,348 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/16/2010 - Published: 4/12/2010 - Complete
Future Tense by broadhands reviews
Post movie - Jake is summoned to the Well of Souls by the Ni'awve Mokri, the mysterious shaman of the Tipani clan, where he is told of the origins of the Na'vi.
Avatar - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 45 - Words: 44,703 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Jake S., Trudy C. - Complete
Starting New by TheMysticalOne reviews
Norm’s dream to become part of the Na’vi has faded. But past war events force the people to move to a new home. Can Jake convince Norm to become one of the Omaticaya and help the Na'vi start over new? Slash. Norm/Jake
Avatar - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 43,524 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 1/30/2010 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Jake S., Norm S.
Song of Sorrow by Hawki reviews
Poem: While the na'vi maintain oral rather than written history, the principle remains the same. As is history's burden, both triumphs and failures must be recorded. In the latter case, the fall of the Omaticaya hometree was one such example.
Avatar - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Complete
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Pandora: The Final Solution reviews
When the ISV Venture Star reports that Hell's Gate has fallen to a coalition of Avatars and Na'vi, the entire RDA organization springs into action to save their cash cow. The lowest cost solution has unforeseen consequences. Irayo.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 94,674 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/4 - Published: 12/25/2011
Pandora: Genesis reviews
The universe is full of sentient life, most of which will destroy you given the chance. To survive, you must give less advanced species the opportunity to demonstrate their intentions, and deal with them accordingly. Irayo.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 34,645 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 12/25/2011
The End of an Era reviews
When Max grew a new avatar for Jake, one that is practically identical to the Na'vi body, no one understood the ramifications. Jake has outlived Neytiri by many years, and can't wait to join her in Eywa. This is what happens when Eywa finally relents. One shot. Irayo!
Avatar - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,268 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Jake S., Neytiri - Complete
The Hunting Party: Pa'li Mesa
The young hunters lead their pa'li to the top of Pa'li Mesa, learn about the three surprises, see the landmarks in the clan territories, build a space for firewood, make a fire in a stiff wind, discuss personal issues with the adults, and hear about the worst night ever on the mesa. Irayo.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,394 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Complete
The Hunting Party: Waterhole at Pa'li Mesa reviews
The hunters do their signs seeing sights, sounds, and scents, prepare for climbing up Pa'li Mesa, make fire, discuss leadership, hear about a fishing trip with the Tsahik, get a mating lesson, and do tricks with tails. Irayo.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,739 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Complete
Spirit Fliers reviews
A boy from the plains realizes his dream to fly by capturing and training an ikran named Big Blue. Contains rituals missing from Avatar: before leaving for Iknimaya, before leaving Iknimaya, and requesting Dream Hunt. Irayo.
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,838 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/2/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Complete