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Omgggggg weather stop it. Early last week, I woke up to a massive rolling clap of thunder; Saturday (yes, that last one right before Easter), by contrast, it was SNOWING. And sticking. D: And now it's thunderstorming again.

Easter was awesome - my family is not particularly religious, so, while we did watch The Ten Commandments Saturday night, Easter itself was mostly about how much sugar we could cram into ourselves in a day. :D And, for me, how much fic I could write, because I reeeeeeeally wanted to get Chapter 2 out on time. Also, I managed to pound another full-length chapter outline out of my Book Two notes, and I am mentally braving the wilds of Book Three. \o/

But! More interestingly, [personal profile] idriya gave me more art, and I finally got around to uploading it to my LJ Scrapbook, because she is too lazy to post anything herself. :P

Captain Ming-Li of the Yu Yan Archers! )

And Yi Lun taking her sweet time painting over the Blue Spirit graffiti. )

Hearts FOREVER. I mean, she painted the wood grain on the shutters, for god's sake. If she weren't doing these for me, I would hate her. :D (Tagging these with the ItO tag, because they are for Book One, and also I need to remember to embed them later. And! Not crossposting, because, 3W4DW.)
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
This is it! \o/ YAY.

( Fake cut to Chapter Thirteen at the updated post! )

So, the first book - almost a year of work, six months of posting, and nearly 120k words, and the first part of the story is over. There's going to be something of a hiatus between this and the first chapter of Book Two, because my brain is kind of fried; but I hope that if you made it this far, you'll stick around! :D
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
First, quickly, some new art from [personal profile] idriya for Chapter 9!

Click for JUNE. )

And, a link to the new chapter - I realize this might seem a little spammy if you're looking at my journal proper, but I think I managed to keep the new fic-holder post off everybody's reading lists, so:

( Follow the fake cut to Chapter 11 at the new post! )
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
I think this is the last one that's going to fit in the old post; Chapter 11's going to have to get a new one. :D

( Follow the fake cut to Chapter 10 at the updated post! )
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Ugh, what an awful day.

My parents are gone on a week-long trip to the Grand Canyon. This is good in some ways - for example, I can watch any ridiculous embarrassing thing on TV I want without anybody judging me. However, it also means that I am in charge of ALL THE THINGS, and one corollary of that is that I have to sleep downstairs, in my parents' room, to let the younger cat and the dog in and/or out as necessary.

As necessary, of course, means multiple times at like five o'clock in the morning. :P

So, not the best night's sleep ever, and when I sleep badly, I get weird and unfocused and my head feels like it's about a second away from a headache all day. I ended up stuck at work for two extra hours I wasn't expecting because of a meeting I didn't even really have to be at (though I guess it's not a bad thing that I was), and then got to drive home - now with an actual headache - through the impressionistic wonderland that the shitty windshield wipers on the car I use most often make out of heavy precipitation and brake lights in the dark. Awesome.

But! I managed to work out a fairly complete outline for the next chapter of ItO at work, and: NEW ARTZ.

Queen Mei, from Chapter 4: Shinsotsu. )

Lieutenant Yin, from Chapter 6: Captain Zhao. )

They are Queen Mei, from Chapter 4, and Lieutenant Yin; as always, they are thanks to [personal profile] idriya, who probably looks like a sockpuppet at this point but is really just dedicated to her lurker lifestyle. I slipped them into the AO3 version of the fic the other day when I was adding the chapter and making some edits, and they are now also in the DW version. (I'm giving this post the ItO tags because art updates really sort of are part of the fic.)

And now I'm going to set the TV up to tape The Event for my mother, and then sleep until The Closer starts. :D

ETA: Apparently The Event is not on? \o/
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
This is a teeny bit later than I wish it had been, but still almost on time!

( Follow the fake cut to Chapter 9 at the updated post! )
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
Apparently, this one-chapter-a-month pace is just really working for me. :P

( Follow the fake cut to Chapter 8 at the updated post! )
damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
Title: Imagine The Ocean - Book One
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Somewhere between PG and PG-13.
Characters/Pairing: Hints of Sokka/Suki if you're looking for them. Katara-focused overall. Includes some original characters.
Wordcount: The prologue and Chapters 1-6/13 amount to around 50,000 words. ETA: Prologue and Chapters 1-10/13 are up to about 90,000 words. The now-complete fic is around 117,000 words.
Content Notes/Warnings: Mild amounts of violence in a few places; nothing very graphic. Some spoilers, in a very general sense, but this story is quite AU. I doubt there's anything in it that will ruin the events of the show for anyone.
Summary: Hakoda found the boy in the ice eight days before Kya went into labor. Avatar!Katara AU.
Disclaimer: Places and people you recognize from canon are not mine.
Acknowledgements: More thanks than I can possibly express to my sister, [personal profile] idriya, who was my cheerleader, my beta, and the complementer who produced the gorgeous art that accompanies this story. And, of course, this fic exists in general thanks to the [community profile] ladiesbigbang challenge, and everyone who helped make it happen.

Story Links
Read on DW: Prologue & Chapters 1-5 | Chapters 6-10 | Chapters 11-13
Read on AO3: Link

The story art is embedded in both locations.
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damkianna: Fanart of Katara in the Avatar state. (Only Waterbender in the South Pole.)
Title: Imagine The Ocean - Book One. This post contains the prologue and Chapters 1-5/13.
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Somewhere between PG and PG-13.
Characters/Pairing: Hints of Sokka/Suki if you're looking for them. Katara-focused overall. Includes some original characters.
Content Notes/Warnings: Mild amounts of violence in a few places; nothing very graphic. Some spoilers, in a general sense, but this story is quite AU. It won't ruin any specific plot twists.
Summary: Hakoda found the boy in the ice eight days before Kya went into labor. Avatar!Katara AU.
Disclaimer: Places and people you recognize from canon are not mine.
Acknowledgements: More thanks than I can possibly express to my sister, [personal profile] idriya, who was my cheerleader, my beta, and the complementer who produced the gorgeous art that accompanies this story. And, of course, this fic exists in general thanks to the [community profile] ladiesbigbang challenge, and everyone who helped it happen.

A couple notes, and then fic! )

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