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What does a poorly paraphrased quote from a television host have to do with you? Almost nothing, really, but I needed something to open with, and I was able to find a somewhat-relevant article on the internet within a matter of minutes.
What does pertain to you, and our beloved wiki, is that we at The Ba Sing Se Times needs YOU to help us keep our community newsletter thriving! As a Deputy Editor, I've heard many-a-time from other users that they wish they could be on the newsletter staff and have their own articles. While it's great that many are eager to join the staff, what I can't stress enough is that anyone and everyone can write and submit an article to …Read more >
Greetings authors and readers alike, and welcome to the eleventh installment of the Fanonbenders' Fanon Contest!
We'd like to thank all of our participants from Round 10 for submitting thought-provoking, emotional, and thoroughly entertaining pieces pertaining to our Valentine's Day romance theme. We did not have as many entries as we've had in the past, but what that proved was that quality is indeed far more important than quantity, and I'd like to thank you for maintaining that high standard of quality.
Without further adieu, I'd like to congratulate for taking home the win this time with . We believe he best demonstrated proficiency in writing as well as met the full expectations of the Fanonbenders given the prompt. Congrats, Bomo! Ple…
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After a very long hiatus, we're back with a new contest! Huzzah!
Now, for those of you who entered round 7, we haven't quite finished looking at them and deciding on a winner. This is due mostly because we're very slow and have been busy, but now with the addition of a , we're ready to get back on track. So, because it's getting into the month, we thought we'd publish the next prompt and then update the post when the results are out.
...And alas, the time has come to announce last month's results!
We had eight, count 'em, EIGHT great submissions for our "1,000 words" prompt, which is double the amount of entires we've had for the last three contests! Thank you all and congratulations on your spirited participation!
' by told the story of two minor…
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- Plot - 8.7: While the writing is definitely stellar, there are still a few things I could ramble on for the plot. I have no problem with the execution of things in this story, and it was one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I've had in a while, even. However, I do believe that even for a "drabbles" themed fanon, each event could display more purpose for why it was chosen to be highlighted. I'm familiar with several great works of drabble collections from FanFiction.net, and what makes perhaps the more popular ones stand out is a more definite message that drives each chapter. Esteemed falls just a little short of what I'd call a clear, set idea for each chapter that can be felt behind every event. Just barely. I believe that makin…
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Peacekeepers offered some new insight into the relationship between Avatar Korra and Republic City's newly-elected President Raiko, and we saw a glimpse into what seemingly will be a major conflict in Book 2. To do her part to help the Southern Water Tribe's efforts in the civil war against Chief Unalaq, Korra traveled to Republic City to convince Raiko that he should send troops on the South's behalf. As many of us expected, the President was completely against getting involved and taking sides, his reasoning being that Republic City has no interest in the war and they should remain neutral.
Because Korra is the protagonist, I think we have a natural inclination to take her side and root for her Varrick, Tonraq, and the South Pole. However…Read more >