ANNOUNCEMENT 05/22/2014: There is a one-shot in the works now, entitled Equality. It's centered around Yuri who is a non-bender and her struggles to live in a world where benders are viewed as superior; the "right kind" of people. It will be released sometime in June. I think you, my readers, deserve an apology for the long delay.
Twitter Hashtag: #RepublicCityNoir
A collection of steamy one-shots, each story focusing on the dark shadows that inhabit within Republic City. These grim-filled stories feature characters that are broken in spirit. No, you won't encounter anything that deals with the optimistic. This is noir after all. Instead, we go past through the cunning curtains and the illusions it project. We explore the authentic human psyche, the negative effects of discrimination, of death and the cruelty of arrogant benders.
The police force presents itself as a corrupted government agency; an overabundance of gangster squads such as The Triple Threats, the Agni Kais and the Red Monsoons roam the city's parameters, watching and waiting for their next prey; lovers that are not truly lovers; billionaire men that are cynical in nature. All of these are what makes noir so readable and breath-taking to grasp as part of our own reality.
These one-shots aren't for the weak of heart. To reach the ending of a story, one must possess an open mind in order to accept that life really does not have a happily ever after especially if you live within the world of the Avatar.
Now you must be wondering if the Avatar is featured in any of these gritty one-shots. Well, you're in for a disappointment. Korra is absent in the one-shots, probably in some place just not in Republic City. Even the Avatar cannot extinguish human reality. Pain, after all, is part of life itself.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy Republic City Noir.