Hey there,here, reviewing by on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.
Aang's saga has ended and Korra's has begun. But we never had the chance to say goodbye to our friends in The Last Airbender. This series takes place towards the end of Aang's time. He has lived a long and happy life and knows that his time is coming. Now all he wants is one final adventure with his friends and family, and this is his way of saying goodbye.
Saying Goodbye is a truly touching fanon piece, and I apologize to SifuHotman for the incredible and rather inexcusable delay. I can feel the characters from A:TLA, and even in their old age, their personalities are intact. This is Aang’s swan song. And it is filled with humor, joy, and a haunting sadness. Kudos to Sifu for this.
Story – 9.5: The plot is a heavy one, but humor and joyful moments throughout make both a great balance and a fantastic story.
Action – 9.3: Though action is not the focus, what is present is well written and defined.
Writing – 9.0: The grammar is spot-on, here, but the structuring of sentences, particularly in relation to characters speaking, could be a tad more spread out.
Creativity – 9.8: I’ve seen more and more of these in-between fanons, but this one outshines them all.
Believability – 9.2: There were a precious few times where I felt things moved too quickly, but that does not do much to take away from this story.
Character Development – 10: I will focus on one aspect just to give a picture of how well this is done: Zuko. His character is still so complex and engaging, and he isn’t the only one.
Average Score: 9.5
Note: All scores are out of ten
Advice for SifuHotman: Two words: keep writing! Honestly, this is a fantastic piece, and I can’t wait to see more of it.
Who should read Saying Goodbye? Anyone who wants to wish Aang well as he passes on, allowing Korra to take on the role. Seriously, this series is awesome!