Issue 13: February 5, 2013


Avatar Wiki Chronicles: On Bad Internet Connections With Bad Timing
Minnichi - Editor

As a quick recap of my previous intro to this, I thought it was fitting to have an occasional mini-series to go with the other crazy things in the White Lotus Sentinel. The only thing left that our fanon-obsessed newsletter is a fanon! Though I honestly wouldn't count this one seriously, considering the formality xD Anyway, here's the next account of daily life at Avatar Wiki, presented story-style by your rambling, Dai Li-neighborhood-crazy-pal-slash-author, Minnichi.

A.W. Chronicles #2

An unnamed girl stalks through her university, yawning with eyes like a zombie panda. She has long black hair and brown irises, and she wants sleep. However, her determined expression seems to indicate that there is something left to do, something that will never quite be finished...and she checks her school's Wi-Fi connection.

As soon as she types in her student ID and passcode for access, the world transforms. Thunder and dramatic lightning breaks apart the sky, and it's replaced by an endless, cloudy haze of beige. The girl observes the change that warps everything around her into an breathtaking array of asian architecture-inspired towers, forming a bizarre world collectively known as "Avatar Wiki"...

And oh, that girl has a name now: Minnichi.


Today, it's really tempting for Minnichi to lay down somewhere and take a nap. She's had about 2 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours - not that anyone in the world of Avatar Wiki can tell, of course. For some reason, it's almost like they only consider her actual words and their meaning whenever she talks. She could be standing there half-dead with a black eye for all they know, but alas, only words contribute to your existence and reputation on Avatar Wiki.

But the girl in dark green robes knows that she can't be disappearing randomly from the Wiki. Not today. If she falls asleep, after all, she'll find herself mysteriously teleported out of this world faster than the blink of an eye. (Again, words = existence. Lack of words does the opposite.) Today, she's been called to work on the newest issue of the Ba Sing Se Times newsletter - well either that, or the editor-in-chief just wants to share a few cackles with the staff over his newest monopoly plan. Whatever it is, Minnichi knows that he prefers punctual deputy editors.

...The only problem is that the internet connection seems unstable today.

Minnichi can tell that the Wi-Fi's no good from the way the beige sky flickers dangerously, with lots of static and strobe-like patterns that look like they could induce a seizure if observed for too long. And of's kind of hard to miss the effects it has on Minnichi herself. She tries to avoid gazing down at her arms, which flash in and out of existence just like the sky. Every once in a while she can actually see straight through herself, like a faint transparent green. The girl begins to panic as she runs as fast as she can towards the BSST office. In the distance, it's a three-part building separated according to the duties of the three staff members, the center of which clearly showing off KMP's liking for shadowy watch towers.

What she dreads most happens right as she makes out the blurry shape of her fellow deputy editor, WaterbenderTaikai, cheerfully waving at her in greeting. With a loud, fizzy sound similar to that of a malfunctioning electrical circuit, Avatar Wiki flashes before her eyes like a broken TV screen - and then it's gone.

Gasping, the unnamed student comes to with a jolt inside of her university. She snaps her head about as if to confirm that she's back in her drab science environment, then furiously clicks at the internet configuration settings in her laptop. As usual, there was no identifiable cause for the interruption; the Wi-Fi just sucks. Taikai's probably standing back at the wiki, his hand still raised in mid-greeting as he raises a brow at the empty space she just occupied. Brilliant... So much for being on time for the newsletter staff meeting!

However, this isn't even the worst of it.

For the only thing worse than an unstable internet one that lands you back on a completely random page. This is especially true for university internet services, which seem to have an inability to preserve your previous location after spamming you with their 'Welcome to this totally awesome school' pages when you connect. This very thing happens to Minnichi, and though it's not the first bad connection she's experienced, the Wiki location she ends up in upon her return still changes every time.

Of course, the internet reconnects right as the sleep-deprived girl has decided to give up, call it a day, and go buy junk food. She's reaching into her backpack for her wallet as the laptop page suddenly begins to refresh, the white screen glowing ominously. Minnichi's still counting her cash when she's suddenly yanked forward by what seems like an invisible force. She falls onto her face as her body flops, the impact sending ripples through the dark fabric of her green robe. The girl instantly realizes what happened, grumpily peering into the beige-colored sky before straightening up her pointed hat. Luckily she's landed somewhere soft this time; the cushioned green ground beneath her turns out to be a layer of finely-trimmed grass, and she's thankful for it.

Wait...grass. That's definitely not your typical Avatar Wiki scenery. The endless beige surroundings practically scream at the foreign color to begone. And anything that's unusual in a world like Avatar Wiki is always a bad thing, because it takes certain people to cause notably unusual things. Supernatural things. Dangerous, run-for-your-life supernatural things, saved especially for trolls.

Crap - it's an administrator.

Minnichi knows even before the rumbling begins to shake the ground beneath her like an earthquake. The sound is so frightening that she doesn't even bother to remember that she's supposed to be an Earthbender when she jumps to her feet and makes a run for it - not that any Wiki bender of elements can survive the crossfire between an admin and a troll-in-blocking, anyhow. Everyone knows that you should avoid getting involved in these kinds of threads at all costs, once the troll's fate has already been sealed. But the poor girl is suffering a bad internet connection, and something unfathomable activated upon its return that landed her here.

The separate parts of the terrifying scene flash around crazily like a horror movie as she sprints desperately for safety. There's the troll, standing like a defiant little midget only a few feet away from her. He hardly notices her though, because his increasingly frightened eyes are staring straight ahead at Avatar Wiki's most dedicated activity stalker: PSUAvatar14. Said activity stalker is charging with unnatural speed across the long, rectangular field, his freshly-polished football helmet glinting beneath the beige skylight, his massive shoulder pads and gear extremely menacing. In a bizarre way, the golden, rectangular Y of a goalpost actually makes kind of a nice frame behind the little troll. PSU's golden cloud - the magical ones that admins use to float around the Wiki - seems to have stretched and warped to make the metal post, along with his blinding football padding.

Well, not that any of this really matters to the girl in the Dai Li robes, who's going to be trampled flat. You just don't get into the crossfire between an admin and a troll... Which only says more about this girl's luck. She's having a hard time running away, too, since the ground keeps shaking violently and causing her to fall over every few seconds.

PSU sees her scrambling desperately to get out of his path when he's only about three meters away from her, the earth flying up in massive chunks around his charging feet. "HEADS UP, MINN!" he screams, clearly alarmed and horrified at the unexpected sight.

It seems too late by now, with the blocking process having begun and the terrified girl still too close for any hope of avoiding scarring damage. However, what caused this disaster suddenly becomes its savior; right as Minnichi trips and falls again, waiting for her doom, the world flashes crazily with loud static that drowns out every other noise. The failing internet has reduced the girl to a faint, intangible being, and she blinks as PSU charges straight through her ghost-like body. Soon the rest of Avatar Wiki flickers away when her connection severs completely, but not before she catches a glimpse of the troll's departure. The administrator was quick to snap back into things, and Minnichi watches as he throws up the thrashing, defiant user into the air before landing a sharp kick right at the gut. Of course, the punt sends the troll sailing high across the sky, his last terrified yells of rage fading away as he soars perfectly between the two golden arms of the massive goalpost. The scene finally disappears completely from sight after the troll vanishes with a little flash like a twinkling star, and as a scoreboard simultaneously appears in the sky that beeps loudly when the number beneath the admin's symbol, "KFB," jumps up in value.

The unnamed student hits her head on the wall she was leaning against this time, as she jolts back into her own world. She's not too eager to return to the Wiki now, after that traumatizing series of events. She's just beginning to close her laptop to seek a location with better Wi-Fi...but of course, the internet never decides to connect when you want it to.

Minnichi rubs her eyes for a moment and peers around at her surroundings, lifting her hat to see better. She's extremely cautious and skeptical of everything now, as her feet slowly explore the new location. The fuzzy, electrically humming edges of the scene indicate that the internet connection is already starting to weaken again. She doesn't expect to be here long, but she's still careful. However, she relaxes upon seeing the familiar sight of a White Lotus tile, its symbol painted elegantly upon the wall behind the polished desk that she's examining. Upon closer look at the desk, the girl begins to make out the notes on a few scraps of paper, something about an 'Issue 11' and fanon news...

It turns out she should've kept her guard up this whole time.

"I KNEW IT!!!" The tall figure in an expensive black suit is leaping down at her practically ninja-style, his red tie flapping through the air as both his arms swing down with his long, narrow sword.

The girl in emerald robes suddenly whips out her own sword like lightning from somewhere inside her huge sleeves, and the two blades clash and scrape with an impact that sends off blinding sparks. Because, despite everything, Minnichi is always prepared to strike down Omashu Rocks in the White Lotus Sentinel Line War. "Already waiting to ambush me, are you?" she snaps through gritted teeth, her arms shaking to uphold the tension that's preventing his metal blade from killing her.

Mr. Rocks looks like he's straining to get the upper hand as well, the way his usually neat politician-hair is sticking about messily in random streaks of blonde. "I knew you'd try it," he growls back, giving a push of his sword that causes the two blades to screech unpleasantly as they shift across each other. "Sneaking into the office to change everything in the issue to dashed lines right when I told you I'd be gone for two hours? Real clever, Minn."

"I didn't even know you told me that you'd be gone!" Minnichi yells defiantly, pushing back with her own sword. "I've had a crappy internet connection, geez!"

"LIES!" screams the politician, giving a whip of his arms that causes his sword blade to hook beneath hers and fly up with such force that she loses her grip on the handle. Usually this phase of the war lasts much longer, endless if anything; it's really unfortunate that the girl only had 2 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours.

Omashu Rocks points the tip of his blade at her neck with a smug grin, huffing as he speaks. "Solid. Lines."

But Minnichi simply won't have those cheap, fanon scene-separater line codes in the WLS newsletter. Oh, and she's also a Dai Li agent. Which is actually completely relevant when she shoots a hand towards the ground, because the stone shape of her fingers grabs back onto her sword before Mr. Rocks realizes what's happening. He turns his head just in time to see her blade headed straight for his back, the rocky hand guiding it through the air as it prepares to stab. "HEY, that's cheating!" he begins to yell, though it's clearly too late.

Giving a maniacal sound resembling a cackle, Minnichi gives the final thrust of her arm, her hand appearing to be grabbing onto nothing and swinging through empty air. It's the earthen hand and the sword blade that mimics her movements perfectly as the metal tip drives itself straight through Omashu Rocks' body.

As Mr. Rocks gives a horrified yell, what the girl in the Dai Li robes doesn't realize is that the world has already begun to fizz up with static again. Lots of it. It's been building up for a while, actually... But it's not until now that the internet connection becomes lame enough for Minnichi's transparent sword to pass uselessly through its target without making a single mark.

Of course, Omashu Rocks also realizes what's happened by now. He suddenly stands upright, lowers his sword to the ground, and takes a long look at his co-editor's hovering blade in the air, which has begun to flicker in and out of existence. Then he starts laughing hysterically. It's like he's trying to say something, but he's just so overcome with laughter that he simply clutches his abdomen as he hunches over with choking sounds.

Minnichi is enraged as she charges forward, swinging a fist that flies uselessly through his head. "Why, you - DANGIT! AGHHH! Stupid - useless - kill - lines - hate..." At first it seems like she's too angry to speak normally, but upon closer inspection it's actually the horrible internet connection garbling up her words.

Mr. Rocks can plainly see this too, as he amusedly watches her fading body distort and crackle with static. "Huh, what's that?" he calls purposely loud, lifting his hands around his mouth as if to yell to someone a hundred feet away. "I'm sorry, I can't hear you, Minn! Guess I'll just have to take care of the issue this time!" The girl looks like she's flailing wildly to attack him, though she's barely visible by now. She catches one last glance at him holding up the draft of the new WLS issue, waving it cheerfully in front of her as he points to its solid lines.

As she jolts back up in the midst of her cursed university, the unnamed student gives a horrible scowl as she slams her laptop shut. No more of this. Stupid connection! She stands back up and tosses her backpack over her shoulder, trudging her way towards the school's parking lot to begin journeying to a place with better Wi-Fi.

Of course, she secretly knows that there are much worse things that can come out of Avatar Wiki... But for now, she just needs to find a freaking stable internet connection. She decides it's best just to focus on that. For now.

...The End?

48px-4357864.png Omashu's Last Review
Omashu Rocks - Editor
This review was conducted by the Fanon Review Squad and reflects our best judgment. Please don't take offense if the review wasn't positive. We always give advice!

Omashu Rocks here for the last installment of FRS:The Omashu Scoop! Today's fanon is Landslide by Fruipit.

Official Plot: What happens when Toph finds out she is pregnant? Can she cope with the pressures of becoming a single mother and chief of police?


Plot/Storyline: The hard truth about plots when it comes to reviews is, either the reviewer is interested or he isn't. Reading the plot, I had doubts that I could find this story to be a good read. I was somewhat pleasantly surprised, as Fruipit manages to take a beloved character and add the missing chapter of her life. 8.8
Creativity: Well I've definitely never seen this before… 9.5
Interest Level: Unfortunately, I can't say this was a complete page turner, and that's really because I happen to not be into the whole "humor/comfort & friendship" idea, which is the genre the author uses to describe Landslide. 8.5
Character Development: For a fanon that should really hinge on character development, I'm sad to say that I'm a bit disappointed. CD is crucial for something like this, meaning readers need an overwhelming amount of emotion. 9.0
Believability: I could legit see all of this happening. 9.5
General Writing: Fruipit's writing ability is rather impressive, but the fanon needs just a little additional proofreading. 9.2

Average Score: 9.08
Note: All Scores Are Out Of Ten

What Fruipit does right/can improve on:
Emotions are rightly put at the center of this fanon, but there needs to be even more. Try to make readers cry from either something sad or hilarious one chapter. That's your goal.

50px-5019858.png A Passionate Writer's Tradition

Sometimes we forget that those who are extremely dedicated to Avatar Wiki's fanon portal are probably extremely dedicated to the cartoon, too...


Every summer for the past 3 years, my friends and I have been doing what everyone thought was insane: watching every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender in a row. It's a 61 episode non-stop marathon that lasts for over 24 hours. That's right, we literally dedicate an entire day of our lives solely to watching Avatar. At 1:00 PM we take our seats, bean-bag or couch, and then the saga begins. 

1:00 PM: "Wow, I never noticed how high Aang's voice is in the first two episodes."

2:00 PM: "Did you ever hear that awkward cough in The King of Omashu?" *cough*

3:00 PM: "Let's just get through the Spirit World Pt 1 so we can see Avatar Roku go nuts for 20 seconds." 

4:00 PM: "Gosh, that one pirate has HUGE lips? What's up with that?"

5:00 PM: "Great Divide(gotta fight the urge to skip) ....thank goodness for the Blue Spirit episode." 

6:00 PM: Laughing ensues from the Fortuneteller episode. "Can your science explain why it rains?" ........"Yes! Yes it can!" 

7:00 PM: Everybody shifts around, gets a drink, and mentally prepares themselves for the finale of Season One.

8:00 PM: Northern Watertribe/Spirit World/Koizilla------> onward to Season Two!!!

-Brief 10 minute intermission to get some fresh air-

9:00 PM: All-out singing of Secret Tunnel: we regret nothing! 

10:00 PM: Thank you Toph. Thank you for gracing this show with you existence. 

11:00 PM: Moment of deep silence after Zuko howls at the thunder in Bitter Work.

12:00 AM: Woo! Midnight mark! Let's celebrate with some Cactus Juice!! ..But seriously, things are about to get.....weird.

1:00 AM: At this point, we have been watching Avatar non-stop for 12 hours. To keep our focus, we turn on the lights and give pep talks to boost our morale. I remember someone found a cane and a fly-swatter lying around. Nobody questioned the screaming and subsequent duel. I just kind of sat and watched. 

2:00 AM: "Tales of Ba Sing Se" is a universal favorite of ours. Tears may or may not have been shed during "Leaves from the Vine." 

3:00 AM: The first person falls victim to sleep during "Lake Laogai." It's extremely hard to stay awake while the Dai Li are hypnotizing people. The trance-like voice can lull someone to sleep quite easily. ZZZzzzzz. 

4:00 AM: More and more drop like buzzard-wasps, until only I remain watching Guru Pahtik's journey through chakras. I draw sharpie mustaches and other obscenities on the sleepers; they broke the agreement. After taking multiple embarrassing snapshots, I wake them up for "The Crossroads of Destiny." 


6:00 AM: At this point, the lively bunch from 17 hours ago has been reduced to motionless blobs, sleeping in awkward positions, some snoring, others drooling. I don't even know how I stayed awake, but I managed. 

7:00 AM: "The Avatar and the Firelord" is one of my favorite episodes. I always shiver when Iroh gives Zuko the royal artifact. 

8:00 AM: One of the oddest phenomenons about this whole experience happens during "Nightmares and Daydreams." By now, we have all lost our grasp on reality, and to make things worse, so has Aang. While Aang is sleep deprived, so are we. It's like Bryke planned this specifically to screw with us... 0.0 

9:00 AM: The sleepers begin stirring and tune in just in time for the Invasion.

10:00 AM: Huzzah! Zuko joined the Gaang! Everyone has a revelation when Ran and Shaw create the fire vortex and Zuko says, "I understand." 

11:00 AM: My Mom puts doughnuts on the table, but we are completely enthralled in Sokka's escape of the Boiling Rock.

12:00 PM: Thank you Bryke for giving us The Ember Island Players before the finale. Perfect comic relief XD

1:00 PM: This is the final chapter of our journey. Everything comes down to Sozin's Comet. The Order of the White Lotus. The Agni Kai. The final showdown that was always meant to be. It's surreal that only 24 hours ago, Aang was still frozen in a block of ice. We pay tribute to the last four episodes with a moment of silence and anticipation. Then, we begin. 

2:00 PM The end credit music sums up the epic journey, and for 15 minutes after everything is over, we sit and contemplate our lives: where we will go, why we are here. Bloodshot eyes twitch spastically as we stare out the window. I .. I can't even.. What just happened? 

The world may never know.

White lotus tile icon Fanon Urban Dictionary

Brainstorming for the Urban Dictionary

verb; A totally sane process that takes place during the creation of a new WLS issue. It's expressed in the form of edits that contain random notes addressed to no one in particular; the editor just likes talking to herself as she thinks. She decided to leave the note in this time, though, which looked something like:
verb; Something that Minnichi is still doing for this WLS issue. Which you probably shouldn't actually publish. Just saying. As in this definition is not supposed to be published, because it's not actually a definition, so yeah, do not publish. Or else. Dangit, I'm stalling aren't I? "If I weren't so sleep-deprived, maybe this brainstorming would actually be more useful right now!" *Heads to fanon portal to find things she can complain about* 

Fanon Portal Hermit

noun; A writer who has resolved to live under the fanon-portal-rock for all of eternity. The rest of the wiki, articles and all, can become quite foreign over time. "Zomg, I was nominated for User of the Month!" "There's a User of the Month? For what, best writer?" "Uh no, it's just someone who's done good for the wiki in general." "Oh, so like an author who's gone around and helped tons of fanons?" "Not necessarily..." "What else would it be for?" "Hmmm, lemme try something... HEY, did you know that KMP was voted for administrator and editor of the BSST?" "We vote for administrators?" "...Yep, you're an incurable fanon portal hermit. Man, you've got it bad!"

Tense Tension

noun; The chaotic effect created by authors who can't seem to choose between past, present, first-person, or third-person tense. Reading becomes an experience with swirling vortexes as you're yanked back and forth between time and random POVs. "'He turned around as I begin approaching. He hides a grin and then he looked back at me, and she knew that he is loving to confuse me constantly. He totally makes my brain began to hurt right now, and then he laughed as she turned away and ignores the sound. But he secretly likes her. I had always liked you, actually, even if she's ignoring me right now." "...Y'know, the only thing I really picked up was the part about confusing me. The tense tension's going to make my brain explode." "Tense tension? I write what I want - you gotta deal with it!" "Uhuh. I think I'll go take a nap, I've got a headache from reading that..."

Author's Weather

noun; A very powerful influence on fanons, if one isn't careful. Readers can pick up the 'forecast' of an author's personal life immediately, depending on what it does to the poor characters... "Hey, I love your work and all - it's just... Well, you just threw your protagonist down a well. And then had Firebenders drop grenades in it after that. And then said he died feeling the explosions slowly rip him to pieces as he drowned in the cold, murky water. I thought that was...overboard." "You saying I purposely wanted to kill my character in a most horrible death? Huh?" "...Maybe. Sayyy, did that exam grade you were worrying about ever come back?" "What does that have to do with anything?! I know I failed anyway, what're you going around rubbing it in my face for? EH?!" *Throws vase* "I're taking it out on your fanon." "HA, that's a ridiculous... (Sees exam grade) I GOT AN A? WUT?" *Next fanon chapter* "'But just as all hope was lost, the beloved warrior suddenly emerged miraculously, proud and strong'... Wow, looks like your author's weather is finally nice again." "...Yeah. Heheh."
  • Trivia: Minnichi actually did write for this issue on 2 hours of sleep in the past 48 hours, like the A.W. Chronicles mentioned. Looking at the themes today, could her author's weather possibly have affected anything? Hmmm...

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50px-3507847.png Desperately Seeking... Voice Actors?

That's right, you read correctly. MibuWolf is tentatively signing on to express a rather unusual request. For my next super-secret-special-spy-secret fanon project, I will be needing voice actors. If you've ever wanted to talk about Avatar stuff in-character and then have your voice belong to a barely-par drawn Avatar character being animated bending and stuff, now is your chance. For the sake of keeping the details a secret as long as possible, I won't be telling too much more here. Currently, for the first step of this next project (to be released in between the first and second book of my current fanon, Whispers of Tempests), I only need one male voice actor. Don't think I'm being sexist, but for now there will only be one character talking and he is a guy. As I mentioned, I don't want to give away too much on the Avatar Wiki yet, so if you want to know more and/or want to express your interest, feel free to email me via the email user function (can be found at this address: ""). Further, if you are a lass out there who would be interested in doing some voice acting later on, you can email me as well and I'll be sure to put you at the top of the list for people I contact once the need arises. Finally, if you're anyone out there who is sitting there thinking "WTF is Mibu doing?" and/or you might be interested in helping some other way, you can email me as well and I might just let you know a little bit more about the project.

Later on, I will hopefully put more seeking ads out there for this project, but for now... yeah. This is about all I got, hurhur. I look forward to seeing all of you around the wiki and fanon portal whether or not people actually come around to contribute to/help with this project (because it will crash and burn if I don't at least get voice actors, haha)

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