Story Update: Kaisei
Because I just can’t help myself in showing off intrigue.
Her smile grew even broader. “I knew it was the right thing to bring you on a date here.”
Korra blinked. “Are we on a date?”
Asami opened her mouth to answer, but was cut off by an ear-splitting explosion. They were thrown off their feet by the shockwave moments before shrapnel, flaming and not, buried itself in the room’s far wall. A brief moment of silence passed before the sound of screams began to rise in a chorus around the arena.
Story Post: Kaisei
The chapter title means “The City’s Wanderers.”
All right, folks, here is chapter one of my LoK story!
…I really don’t have a ton to say about it at this point in time. Feel free to poke at me if you have questions and I will gladly answer them as they come as long as they don’t spoil anything.
YOU GUYS HAVE TO READ THIS
Korra and Asami have a fabulous lady friendship and it looks like it’s going to lead to Korrasami. Also Korra takes the time to actually listen to people and things progress down a slightly different path, but the characters are still recognizably themselves.
THIS IS THE REALITY I WANTED
official project announcement!
Because I’m feeling silly tonight and I wanted to.
This is the notebook I have chosen and labeled for this Legend of Korra fic I am now bound and determined to write because I can never fucking help myself I love Avatar’s universe and this story is ripe for works.
The label says “Kaisei.” This is the story’s title, and it’s a Japanese phrase because if you haven’t guessed it’s my modus operandi for titling Avatar work you are silly. The word means revision or amendment, and can be made into a verb. Much likeChigai before it, this story is based entirely around one “small” revision to the existing plot and how it can affect everything else.
To wit: Asami Sato is the first friendly person Korra meets and forms a positive relationship with in Republic City.
Now, to marathon the show so far and work.
How the hell did I miss this
I realize that there is no way I can change Korra’s problematic dialogue out of the first episode—that line about how non-benders are just oppressing themselves—because of two reasons.
One, it would set her down a path of not-learning. She is wrong, and she should remain so until she learns that she is at fault for not addressing the real problem. Even if she gets some insight about the issue from another character before she confronts the Equalist in the park, she’s not got all the angles, and she absolutely needs to get knowledge from everywhere to see how she needs to fix the issue as the Avatar.
Two, I really want to keep her that flawed person. Wouldn’t it be just flat out boring if she had that insight at the start of the season? I thought it was bold as brass for the creators to make her be so completely off the mark about what the problem really is, and I’m sure as fuck not going to change it.
In summary: Korra is still going to be saying dumbass things in Kaisei.
“That’s a good polar bear-dog,” she crooned. Hopping over the last shallow, she reached into a nearby bush for branches. When her hand closed on fabric, however, she gasped and pulled hard on instinct. A man in ragged clothing came along for the ride, yelping as he was hauled from the bush. Only for a moment did surprise show on his face; when the moment passed he smiled in a most charming manner despite lacking a tooth. He allowed her to pull him upright, and he straightened the line of his patched and hole-peppered waistcoat.
“Hello there, pretty lady!” he said. “You’ve got a funny way of knocking on a man’s door, but then I suppose I’ve got a funny front door.”
That homeless man in the bush was so charming. I wanted him to interact more with Korra, and now I have the best possible opportunity to make it happen.
(no this does not change the fact that Korra’s first positive relationship is with Asami not the FBB I just love the homeless guy)
OMG you guys Shinji is writing Korra fic. Bring on the dancing gifs!