Hello, this is BlackMonkey, ready to celebrate the holidays with the rest of the wiki. If there's one vibe that's been flowing through our network lately, I'd say it's "Wow, what a year on this wiki". I completely agree. This time last year I didn't even know about this awesome place, and now I'm signed up, have rollback rights, and a successful fanon.
But you guys don't want to hear the day-by-day story of my life on the wiki so far, because that'd be pointless and actually quite boring. Let's narrow it down a little farther.
If there's one moment - one thing that I've accomplished this year that I'm truly proud of, it's founding The Fanon Review Squad. For those who don't know about what the FRS is, it's an organization which will review and critique your fanons upon request. For those who do, please skip the sentence before this. After starting in the end of August we've created 49 total reviews, and will resume work next week. I want to thank all the users who supported the group when it was first made, especially to Millennia2 and Bahjy1, my fellow reviewing partners.
Lets get down to the fun stuff, then. As a fun New Year's gift to the community - the FRS will be hosting a special ceremony and analysis that will be held and posted in a blog next week - the "2011 Review of the Year". Sounds cool, ain't it? You can barely even imagine. We'll tell our thoughts on how we think the fanon portal is going and what we can improve on - and we're going to be giving out special awards, the best fanon our group has seen in each of the categories we review stories in (ex. story, creativity, action) since founding the group four months ago. I hope your excited - I sure am.
Well, that's it, folks. Thanks for supporting the user group, and get ready for an fanonical analysis like none other.
Hey there, Mageddon725 here, reviewing Avatar: The Legend of Rokan by Firebender896 on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad as a test review.
Avatar: The Legend of Rokan takes place during the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is full of adventure, love, and struggles, as the main character must discover her identity and recover from the pain of her past.
The fanon focuses on a Fire Nation girl named Rokan. Having recently lost her parents and brother in a terrible fire, Rokan has taken on a cover name and personality; a cold, mysterious character who takes the name of Zoai. The Legend of Rokan begins in the outer villages of the Earth Kingdom. Rokan (under the guise of Zoai) is slowly making her way through the Kingdom, for lack of anything better to do. However, she is making enemies quickly. Little can be foreseen of her future; Rokan is hard pressed to make it through a single day without her life being threatened...
I have enjoyed every chapter of this fanon, and with more to come, I shall continue to enjoy it. The story is new and exciting, and the characters feel like living, breathing human beings. Firebender896 is talented writer, and that fact shows.
* Story – 9.3: Incredibly creative, The Legend of Rokan brings something so amazingly different to the table than the standard ‘After the War’ fanons. And best of all, it’s done well.
* Action – 9.1: Well described and frequent, though not overbearing. And hearing a fight scene told from the point of view of a child? Simply amazing.
* Writing – 9.6: Spelling and grammar-wise, this fanon is a gem. But at the same time, it’s so much more. Firebender has the unique talent of making her world appear real. Her descriptions are so spot-on, and I had no problems imagining clothing or scenery.
* Creativity – 9.5: I’m sure no one has brought about a story like this one, set within the Team’s Adventures, but at the same time, LoR stands on its own.
* Believability – 8.7: This is where I felt that it fell a little short, as some conversations felt contrived and a bit too fast.
* Character Development – 9.4: From Zoai to Rokan, you can feel the identity crisis; it is palpable. Her inner struggle and catharsis are treated with an amazing amount of skill.
Average Score: 9.3
Note: All scores are out of ten
Advice for Firebender896: Keep up the good work! Your conversations could be made a tad more believable and fluid, but other than that your fanon is excellent.
Who should read Avatar: The Legend of Rokan? Anyone who is looking for a genius, character-driven story should jump right in. It’s creativity and the simply amazing writing make it a must-read for those who read fanon!
Merry Christmas everybody!
Here I am again, back to work and at Christmas! I think a good christmas present will be presented today to Taekwond1, the author of the featured fanon The Fall of the Airbenders.
This amazing story talks about Chuan, the Northern Air Temple Airbender. The story centers in about 1 BSC to 0 ASC when Chuan discoveres an alliance between a member of the Northern Air Temple Council of Elders and the Fire Nation.
The story uses much description to give a full clear idea of what happens and who does it, not something like : "Chuan is airbender. He discovered an alliance.", but uses more than one chapter if neded without geting out of the edges of suspense. To be honest, Taekwond1 is an amazing author.
No wonder that this isn't the first time this certain author's story gets featured, he uses an amazing style : Give a full clear idea, avoid boredom in that, mix suspense with action and character development. I like that.
Anyway, I am on a cliffhanger 'till Taekwond1 releases the next chapter, it has so much suspense. Really does keeps me reading. Merry Christmas to you Taekwond1, and to you all my readers!
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Hello, Avatar Wiki! So, for my first contribution to the BSST, I'm advertising a new fanon idea based on the Hunger Games. I'm one of the co-creators along with Agent Slash. We have titled it The Blood Bath of Fanons! The idea is that 23 users will sign up and add their favorite character form their fanon as a tribute. Once their are 23 tributes, we will begin writing. It will be sort of like OR's OSP, but with a different plot. We will start out with a prologue (I'm writing it right now). The next chapter will be a filler for each tribute. The next chapter will be a fight. At the end, one of the tributes will be dead. Then a filler chapter. Then a fight. You get it, right? (Hey, I just rhymed!) Before we end each chapter, we will have everyone vote at a blog for who dies. Once the tournament has ended, we will mass that into one big book, which we will call the "First Blood Bath". Then we will begin on the next one. For the new one, though, there will be different rules. It's always changing. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, I suggest this for you. And that concludes my advertisement. Thanks for reading!