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Joined 04-05-12, id: 3885886, Profile Updated: 08-29-14
Author has written 7 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, and Legend of Korra.

Bio: Hi, my name is crystalline talisman. I'm using this pseudonym in order to maintain a little anonymity especially with regards to avoiding my previous fanfiction "attempts" in the past. I'm a 22 year old student studying International Business and Economics in addition to foreign languages. I think languages are so beautiful in their own ways, and I wish I had the capacity to learn them all. That aside, I have studied abroad in Italy (just outside Milan) and now I live in Taiwan! I don't get a lot of personal time because I'm either studying, working, or doing some sort of extracurricular activity, but I find writing to be really cathartic. I hope you enjoy reading my work. If you want to find me outside ffn, I have a tumblr I frequent, but it tends to be incoherent babbling and a crap ton of crack pot gifs I make. You can find me at http://virmyre.tumblr.com on my personal blog, or http://makosexualist.tumblr.com on my atla/lok blog :)


Fics in Progress:

Polar Nights: In order to end a long standing war between the Fire Nation and Water Tribe, Prince Zuko is sent to the frigid desert of the South Pole by his cousin Fire Lord Lu Ten, where he is greeted by subzero temperatures, polar nights, igloos, and lots and lots of sea prunes. Of course, it is also when he finds out he's to be wed to the hard headed, spiritual leader Katara. And if that wasn't hard enough, he has to do it all with her overbearing brother leaning over his shoulder. Inspired by the question, "Why does Katara always have to go to Zuko in an arranged marriage fic?" AU. Zutara. Last Update 07/28/2014

Threads of Fate: It is said that the spirits tied a thread around the ankles of every person, connecting the lives of people who are destined to touch. Though the string tangles and stretches, it never breaks. Within the walls of Republic City, five people - an accountant for a street gang, a construction worker, an heiress to a corporate empire, a South Pole diplomat, and the son of a queen - find themselves brought together by the red thread of fate. AU. Makorra. Last Update 07/05/2012

The Dark and Wild: Over 10,000 years ago, we failed to see the darkness arrive, but now we are consumed by it. We are children of darkness, fighting to restore light. But there are those who would stop us, profit off our suffering. I believe I have found the light to lead us back, but I can't be sure. Until that time, I will stay strong and I will fight. My name is Katara; I am the last waterbender from the South Pole, and I will not yield. Eventual Zutara, with Blutara and BluePaint. Last Update 12/03/2013

Cruel Intentions: For Zuko and his stepsister Azula, sex is a weapon most expertly wielded to humiliate others that cross their paths. The number of humiliated students at their university is staggering, and the young man finds himself increasingly bored with these antics. He desires the ultimate challenge, and challenge he receives when Azula presents him with Katara, daughter of the new chancellor. Katara is smart, sweet, and completely immune to all of Zuko's charms. Yet his pride and an unsavory bet with Azula make him all the more determined to make her his. AU. Zutara. TBD.


Completed Fics:

Ethereal: When Katara is kidnapped and brought to the Volcanic Islands by the Dragon King's orders, she finds herself in a radically different world from her protected and ancient lifestyle, especially when she is thrust into the Dragon Court's politics. It isn't long before she's at odds with the unpredictable Descendants of the Dragons, and Crown Prince Zuko is challenged by the ethereal nature of the siren while the Dragon Court's façade of stability slowly crumbles away. AU. Zutara. Completed 06/13/2012

A Beautiful Nightmare: The beauty of a nightmare is you always wake from it, no matter how horrid it is. Yet for Korra, this is anything but that. AU. Equalist!Makorra. Completed 07/04/2012

The Caregiver: Mako goes into his bathroom to find that Korra has had a little too much to drink. AU. Oneshot. Makorra. Completed 07/10/2012

The Art of Dating: Korra, the personal assistant to the Director of Finances for Future Industries, finds herself in the same problem of falling for the wrong guy. After getting dumped by her latest boyfriend, she finds herself taking relationship advice from the handsome yet distant new director, Mako. Mako's philosophy is love is a power struggle, and whomever comes out on top is the 'winner.' When Korra starts taking his cues with a new boyfriend, Mako soon discovers he's lost all the power he ever thought he had to his beautiful assistant. Modern!AU PWP. Makorra. Completed 10/06/2013

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The Phoenix Queen by Mrs Pettyfer reviews
Faith is broken. Hope is lost. A fire will rise. [Sequel to The Rise of One and final installment of The Black Games trilogy]
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 50,398 - Reviews: 427 - Favs: 392 - Follows: 568 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 1/26/2014
The Confrontational Approach by Advocaat reviews
In which Prince Zuko can't catch a break. "Wait, you tied Katara to a tree? Wow, that's... I mean... that just explains so much." "I was desperate!" "Whoa! Way too much information there, Sparky." Zutara
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 122,673 - Reviews: 1055 - Favs: 949 - Follows: 1,297 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Zuko, Katara
The Rise of One by Mrs Pettyfer reviews
It began with twelve. Now it's up to one. Sequel to The Black Games.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 163,216 - Reviews: 2157 - Favs: 1,058 - Follows: 1,086 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Complete
Tinted Green by oh-the-linsanity reviews
Equalist!Mako AU. He was supposed to guard her, supposed to keep her mouth shut. But she was the Avatar—bringer of peace and balance—but he didn't believe her."Why would you benders help us?" "Why? Because I'm your Avatar too!" Things got complicated after that.
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 65,362 - Reviews: 397 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 608 - Updated: 7/1/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Mako, Korra
The Book of Primal Illusion by PlaidButterfly reviews
Eight years since Avatar Aang brought forth a fragile peace, a new threat rises with the intent of plunging the world back into war... starting with the death, or worse control, of Firelord Zuko. Eventual Zutara.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 52,460 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Zuko, Katara
Slow Heat by CultOfStrawberry reviews
The Avatar continues his quest to master the elements and defeat the Fire Lord, with Zuko teaching him Firebending. The heat builds up between everyone as the end of summer approaches... especially Zuko and Katara... :includes Blue Spirit!Painted Lady Zutara and Ninja!Zutara!: Set during Season 2 and 3 of the show, with some canon included, but with some really fun twists.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 214,245 - Reviews: 1172 - Favs: 753 - Follows: 461 - Updated: 9/4/2012 - Published: 10/12/2006 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Desert Dreamer by Mina34 reviews
The story of a Sultan born of great betrayal, a concubine born of terrible tragedy, and the firestorm that erupts between them. My AU response to a tired Zutara plotline. Set in Ancient Arabia.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 48,883 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 5/15/2010 - Katara, Zuko
The Black Games by Mrs Pettyfer reviews
Once bound by ice, now bound by fire. 12 provinces. 24 tributes. 1 winner. Let the games begin. Complete
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 183,863 - Reviews: 1819 - Favs: 1,714 - Follows: 656 - Updated: 4/18/2012 - Published: 5/26/2011 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Enslaved by sharkflip reviews
A triumphant war party returns with an exotic slave, a gift for the ruling house. Katara and Zuko AU
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 104,517 - Reviews: 1511 - Favs: 1,584 - Follows: 1,406 - Updated: 12/17/2010 - Published: 8/16/2009 - Katara, Zuko
Stormbenders by Fandomme reviews
S3 AU from FBM. Deep in the Fire Nation jungle, the Gaang meets a group of rogue water ninja who send Zuko and Katara on a mission to retrieve Ozai's secret battle plans.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 171,033 - Reviews: 2804 - Favs: 3,657 - Follows: 986 - Updated: 7/20/2008 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Ozai's Vengeance by Fandomme reviews
Twelve years after the final battle, Zuko summons Katara to heal the victims of an epidemic spreading throughout the Fire Nation. Katara Zuko
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,597 - Reviews: 1158 - Favs: 1,628 - Follows: 340 - Updated: 2/8/2008 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Dancing in the Dark by DamageCtrl reviews
AUPWP: Having heard a rumor about two tea servers in the lower tiers of Ba Sing Se, Katara and Toph sneak away go to investigate only to have their suspicions confirmed. ZutaraBlutara
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 64,257 - Reviews: 883 - Favs: 1,755 - Follows: 264 - Updated: 10/27/2006 - Published: 10/9/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Til Death Do Us Part by Vicki So reviews
The Avatar and company face their greatest challenge: planning and getting through Zuko and Katara's wedding day! Why oh why couldn't they have just eloped? Comedic drabbles and randomness for everyone who hates weddings! COMPLETE!
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 51,281 - Reviews: 1729 - Favs: 657 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 10/8/2006 - Published: 3/16/2006 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Rhythm of the Rain by DamageCtrl reviews
Rebuilding a nation requires sacrifices. Knowing that the Fire Nation would never accept a Waterbender as it's Lord's wife, Katara removes herself from her fledgling romance with Zuko and encourages him to find greatness with Fire Nation noble Mai. Zutara
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 251,513 - Reviews: 1451 - Favs: 1,861 - Follows: 304 - Updated: 9/24/2006 - Published: 8/16/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
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Polar Nights reviews
In order to arrange a treaty for the long standing war between the Water Tribe and Fire Nation, Prince Zuko is sent to the South Pole to arrange a truce by Fire Lord Lu Ten, where he is greeted by subzero temperatures, sea prunes, and quirky customs. This of course, is a cake walk compared to the revelation he'll be marrying the stubborn spiritual leader, Katara. AU. Zutara.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 72,807 - Reviews: 500 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 625 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Katara, Zuko
The Dark and Wild reviews
Over 10,000 years ago, we failed to see the Dark fall. It slipped in, and consumed the earth in the Cataclysm, and now we are as fragmented as the world we live on. Some of us fight for the light, some for the darkness, but most of us have fallen. Yet in the absence of light, all we have is hope, and I believe I have found it. AU. Zutara, with some BluePaint and Blutara.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,658 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/12/2013 - Published: 11/25/2013 - Zuko, Katara
The Art of Dating reviews
Korra grows tired of putting herself into a relationship only to have a man turn around and break her heart. When her latest ex tries to start things up, her handsome yet distant new boss Mako decides to enlighten her with his philosophy of how love is a power struggle. She decides to take his advice on how to "win," and Mako finds himself losing his own war. Makorra. Modern!AUPWP
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,042 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Korra, Mako - Complete
The Caregiver reviews
Mako goes into his bathroom to find that Korra has had a little too much to drink. AU. Oneshot. Makorra.
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 11 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Korra, Mako - Complete
Threads of Fate reviews
It is said that the spirits tied a thread around the ankles of every person, connecting the lives of people who are destined to touch, be it a passing touch or destined lovers. Though the string tangles and stretches, it never breaks. Within the walls of Republic City, 5 people from all different walks of life find themselves brought together by the red thread of fate. AU. Makorra.
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,424 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/9/2012 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Mako, Korra
A Beautiful Nightmare reviews
The beauty of a nightmare is you always wake from it, no matter how horrid it is. Yet for Korra, this is anything but that. AU. Equalist!Makorra.
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/4/2012 - Mako, Korra - Complete
Ethereal reviews
After being kidnapped and brought to the Volcanic Islands, the siren Katara finds herself at odds with the perils of the Dragon Court and its ruling family while Crown Prince Zuko faces the crumbling façade of stability in his home. AU. Zutara.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,016 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 6/13/2012 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Katara, Zuko - Complete