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TackTheCobbler

aka Brian Hufes

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  • As you know, I decided to end my endeavors in creating a fanfic, though I beleive that since you were the one to encourage such a project you should know where I was thinking of taking the story...so here it is.

    The end of the last chapter, as you recall, left Liam injured by the pack of wyverns and Team Avatar escorted to the fringes of the wooden road by Danu the Lioness Turtle. The next chapter profiles their arrival at their destination, New Caerleon the "capital" of the Wood Clans. Team Avatar tries to speed into the city to find medical attention for Liam when they are stopped by Imperial Patrols who have cordoned of the city from outsiders due to suspected Black Hood activity in the city. They are given medical supplies and sent to a camp where druids and delegates from the Wood Clans are impatiently waiting to be let into the city for the tribal gathering. While waiting for Liam to heal from his wounds, Team Avatar beleatedly decides to start building a rapport with the Clans and Imperials (with mixed success) 

    Meanwhile, the narrative shifts to Liam's near comatose mind as he writhes in agony from the wyvern venom coursing through his blood. The venom keeps him from regenerating using his woodbending powers, leaving him a long, painful road to recovery as his body tries to vent the poisons natuarally. To distract him from the pain, he recollects the days of his childhood, begginning with his idyllic upbringing in the forests of Milesia with his pacifistic druid father, Finrond, to his sporadic visits to his foster home in the Imperial Capital of Ferraria Skye (he is part of a system of "fosterage" implemented by the Arbiters to strengthen relations with their imperial conquerors). One day, after Liam is assaulted and nearly killed by a Firbolg (an ancient race of savage woodbending manhunters native to Milesia-former residents upon the back of Danu), Liam's father is guilt ridden from abandoning his calling as the Arbiter and decides to lead his fellow Druids on an assault against the dwindling Firbolg tribes, from which he never returns.

    Shift back to team Avatar, where Aang tries to establish a dialogue with the newly promoted "lieutenant governor" Trelanus (who managed to salvage the situation in port Mac Lir despite his nervous breakdown). Aang tries to convince him to open the city to passersby but the governor seems intransigent. He is suspicious of aang due to his involvement in the incident at the port town as well as because he'd been informed of the "Alien" nature of his visitors from Archmage Emrys and his Draconian Clerics.

    (I may occaisonally add snipets of dialogue) Trelanus: I realize our modus operandi seems authoritarian to outsiders, but historically speaking we've been very accomodating towards the Wood Clans...yet they still eye us like frightenned rabbits ready to be overtaken by hounds...I believe you know what I mean...

    Aang (looks quizzically):

    Trelanus: Yes, I've been informed of the most...tragic...story of your people. We weren't much different from the Fire Nation back in the day....hmm....thinking about it now, I suppose your experience could prove valuable to us....if you'd agree to relate your story to the wood clans at the gathering, to er, to show them how well things turned out in their favor, I'd be very much convinced to lend aid to your endeavors.

    While Aang grapples with the ethics of this, Sokka is fraternizing with the visiting Druids...

    Druid Elder:  I take it from your appearance and dress, you hail from foreign lands, stranger. What lands would they be, and how do they hail you?

    Sokka: I'm Sokka, of the Water Tribe...Not the Water Kingdom or the Water Empire, just the Water Tribe...

    Druid Elder: Well met, Sokka of the Water Tribe.

    The Druids are often disturbed by rude drunkards, the toadies of a spoiled prince, whom the Druids are unable to retaliate against due to fragile nature of politics in the Wood Clans. With his Diplomatic Immunity, Sokka trounces the revellers with his warrior skills, gaining the hearty trust and approval of the Druids.

    That's all I can write right now, but I hope you'll be in the mood to read more about it later. This is the next best thing to finishing my story, and I hope you'll have the time to listen. Thank you.  

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    • DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!

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    • I shared something with you in google drive if you'd like to see...

      From yours truly. At this point it's still a bit tentative whether I'll be able to do a fan comic or not. I'm not sure I can keep up with the workload with me going to college in about a month, but I'll see if I can do it! I'll add color later.

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  • Hi there, if if you wanted to know my thoughts on episode 3 of A:TLA then heres the review; Lem0n Reviews: "The Southern Air Temple" 

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  • Since things were getting cramped on my message wall, I thought we'd host the discussion here for a change.

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    • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ChnWRBy8JiQzJmcFhCazBaWGc/view?usp=sharing

      Here is the continuation of the previous scene. That last part isn't the end of the scene- it's just as much as I've published.

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    • Okay... I have been writing the treatment for film three. I was thinking of making the Dai Li threat more evident from the beginning. Jet and Smellerbee (now orphaned twins living in the outer ring) start to notice certain refugees and fellow ferals being arrested on the streets under suspicious circumstances. This is also evident (again with our heroes' plot) when the sick and injured from the attack on the Omáshu convoy are taken into custody by the Earth Kingdom, and not even King Bumi himself is allowed past the third ring. 

      Well, the group is forced to take refuge in a boarding home in a very... undesirable spot of the city, which is not comfortable for anyone involved. However, while fetching supplies, Sokka intercepts a flyer from a herald, and finds out about a party being held in Emperor Kuei's honor. So, this plot proceeds like the series (with the addition of Suki and Jishi, who are forced into the positions of Scarf Dancer and cook respectively, though the latter is mostly off-screen) and the group is forced back into the streets.

      The next day, Sokka and Jet meet as Jet attempts to pick his pocket. Sokka takes pity on him and the two end up sharing a conversation over two bowls of noodles. As Jet explains the situation, and Sokka later the rest of the party, Toph is absolutely appalled, and even moreso as she sees the rest of the group only thinking about their chances with the Emperor. Overnight, she and Jet insite a protest, and the group wakes up to find Toph delivering a speech to a healthy gathering. The group is rather split on how to deal with the problem, but before any of them can do anything, riot control shows up. The group is able to chase them off before they cause much damage, but as Katara notices a peculiar limp from one of the soldiers, she finds it as one of the Omáshu men that she took care of during the journey (possibly named Genji, I haven't decided yet). They also find him completely brainwashed, having no recollection of the war, Omáshu, Katara, or anything.

      Zuko has not fared too well on his own. Though he managed to scrape by decently as a robber of Omáshu, one unlucky heist leads to a brutal assault in an ally that leaves him severely beaten. Iroh, having separated from the group earlier, finds Zuko and takes him in.

      That's about as much as I have so far. The matter of Pathik shall be hard to decipher...

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  • I wanted to say I'd love to catch up, but I have to go to bed now. So let's talk tommorow?

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    • Sure! Sounds great.

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    • I just got out of school. How have you been? How's your script? Can I get some links to latest stuff?

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    • I just got into school. It's kind of impeding my work time. Still going strong, though.

      http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Fanon:The_Legend_of_Aang_(An_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender_Film_Series)

      I update every weekend at least. I try to. The Blue Spirit is coming up!

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    • My most trusted advisors, I require your help. Recent brainstorms and more treatments have lead to a... a revision of sorts. Before you ask, I do plan to finish the current draft, since I have so many dedicated followers. However, my attention will soon shift to another matter entirely...  

      I present to you, a... new opening. To a new entity.

      The story begins in the Southern Water Tribe, five years before the events of the main story. Katara and her brother Sokka are having a snowball fight on top of a wall of the tribe, until they notice a black snow beginning to fall.

      As the Fire Nation soldiers begin to invade, Katara begins to desperately seek her mother Kya, but is soon taken to safety by Sokka as the commander of the force approaches their father, Chief Hakoda, and reveals they have had reports of a waterbender among them. As a search starts, Sokka tells Katara to run away, but Katara instead goes to the tent of her mother… discovering there is a soldier already there. Kya bids her daughter safety, and as Katara runs away from the village, she looks behind her to see the battle stopping and the regiment leaving. However, her family soon discovers the worst; the tent where her mother was, on fire.

      Five years later, Katara wakes up one morning to find that she has overslept on the morning of the hunt. She frantically dresses herself and meets up with Sokka in an even more decimated Southern Water Tribe. As they take a boat, Katara continues writing the sixth page of what Sokka believes is a waste of time and paper, however, to Katara, it is a book.

      Katara finally reveals what her mother sacrificed herself for; Katara was born a waterbender, a fact she demonstrates when she attempts to ensnare a fish in a globe of water, but ends up both losing the fish and dropping the water on Sokka, who begins to fume. As they hit a sudden current, their boat is smashed and they are left floating on a piece of ice. Sokka finally lets out his anger, soon regretting it as Katara rants against him, inadvertently destroying an iceberg with her power in the process. Though Katara is euphoric about her ability, Sokka is a bit more pragmatic, warning her to keep her abilities under control.

           He is cut off, however, when they notice a blue light emanating from the waters below, and immediately a huge spherical chunk of ice floats to the top, startling them. Katara notices what looks like a person lying within, and grabs Sokka’s boomerang, running toward the ice and smashing the ice with it. This sets off a light, which alerts a nearby scout ship.

           As the dust settles, they climb inside the remnants of the sphere to find a young bald boy, still in a frozen shock. As he awakes, he begins to inquire the two, though they are unable to answer most of his questions.   Their conversation is halted by a growl, and the boy re-enters the sphere to see a huge bison creature lying within. The boy says its name is Appa, and that his own name is Aang. It does not take long for the two to realize where the boy has come from, as he dries himself immediately by simply concentrating. He is an Air Nomad. While Katara is amazed and ready to trust and aid the boy, Sokka is still bewildered by him, and not ready to do anything. On top of that, he is still sore about them losing their day’s catch in the wreck.

           Aang offers to help, revealing a large stash of a pastry-type bread that he packed for sustenance, and offers to give it to help feed the people of the village. Sokka accepts his offer.

           The village is too frightened by Aang at first, including Kanna, who berates Katara for her decision-making. However, Katara convinces her to let Aang stay for a few days, claiming that the “truth is too much for him to take”. That night, at dinner, Aang begins to entertain the children of the village, and Katara begins to warm up to Aang’s somewhat off-beat personality.

           Over the next couple of days, Aang continues to warm his way into the village’s company, though Sokka is for the most part unwilling to accept him. One day, as Katara and Aang are out foraging, Aang starts a snowball fight which almost ends with the two falling off an icy cliff into the waters, until Katara saves them both by freezing the water at the last second.

           Aang is amazed to discover that Katara is a waterbender, though she herself is almost ashamed to admit it. As they lead themselves into a cave, Aang comes clean about something else from his past; he, in fact, is the Avatar. He mentions his desire to learn waterbending as the next part of his training, and his desire to see the Northern Water Tribe, and the two make a pact to leave for there someday. However, Sokka objects, for obvious reasons. Before their argument can go much farther, they see a Fire Nation ship headed for their village.

      This would be a bit more of a purist take, not showing Ozai or such other things, keeping the story primarily on the leads, whose adventures would be based more heavily on those they had in the show. Time saved, fans appeased...But what say you?

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  • Hey, Tack.

    I'm sorry, but I had to restore the reply you removed as, per our policy, replies should be kept unless they contain leaks, personal information, or break the discussion policy.

    Thanks!

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  • How you been, mate?

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    • Those sound entertaining.

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    • I've started Book Two as well. Just barely. I've still got get a plot for it.

      I have a feeling I'm going to go for my original conception...That is, Return to Omashu being the first 'episode' if you will. 

      Also, the Kyoshi Warriors have their own pre-credits sequence.

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  • Hey Tack, just informing you that I am almost put of school and here fore can start reading your Fanon to interview it. You do still want to be interviewed right?

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  • The New Laid Path, chapter I: Chores and Sand Snakes is out NOW! Check it out. (-_<)

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  • Hey there Tack, how's thing - I hope all's good. I was wondering if you have done a Fanon review of any fanons? I've been reading through some and I really want to write some reviews I would love any advice you could give if you have written a review on here! 

    Arigato

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    • Oooh!!! No idea!

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    • Just so you know, updates might be in a bit of a lull for a while. I'm going to a little college workshop, and, depending on their internet policy, I might be able to work, but not to update. So, I apolagize in advance if I disappear a bit around here (again, I don't know the internet policy at the place)

      Hope you have a good 3 1/2 weeks!

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