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Thank you, Booter! <3 <3 <3

Booter's Water Tribe OTP
by ~Booter-Freak on deviantART

Wow, two evenings in a row that I post stuff in this journal!
It's true that there was a last minute change to my scene this afternoon, and I got launched on something new. I figured out most of the scene before leaving so I took a small break. Sweet!

First, a quick note to anyone in the LA area next week: Anime Expo will have an Avatar panel on Thursday, July 1st at 9pm. Yeah, I know, it's late. But hey! I'll be attending, along with Giancarlo Volpe (director of Avatar episodes, Clone Wars and many more) and Mike Chang (boards on Avatar, but also director on Teen Titans and Brave and The Bold). Kevin Coppa will also have a brand new Puppet Bender video! Should be fun. We'll try and bring a few surprises.

The new volume of Flight will be out soon. Previews have been posted of all the stories: this is going to be one fun, solid book to get!


All that Zhao last night made me nostalgic about Water Tribe. *sigh*
That and Booter's fab gift at the beginning of this post.

So my brain told me : "don't worry, Zhao's keeping busy."
Forgive me in advance for rambling on.
Kwon and his troops are hunting down a possibly still alive Azula. The few clues they get keeps bringing them to high mountains.
Zhao tags along. Kwon's slightly apprehensive. Does Zhao want to find Azula to:

A)Earn the good favors of the Northern Water Tribe by hunting down Azula?
B)With not much left to lose and his chances of returning to the Tribe rather slim, Zhao wants to find Azula in a last bid to conquer and take control of the world by allying himself with her.

Depends how much he's changed...
That is, if they even ever find her. IF she's still alive. It may be a fruitless quest.

It's not all mountain trekking though.
Zhao has the nasty habits of picking up fights with the locals (and even Kwon's troops, if not Kwon himself). Eh, that's how he keeps from going nuts. Also good to vent anger and frustration.

Ha! My excuse to draw some more shirtless Zhao.
So he keeps busy. Doesn't need me as much, ha ha!


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Jun. 24th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
Wah! Those doodles are an inspiration! They'll give me good dreams, for sure. <3

I can't show up for AX but my friend is going! I'll be sure to tell her about the panel, she'd love to show up, I'm sure!
Jun. 24th, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
Dreaming of shirtless Zhao fighting would be considered very good dreams.
Unless you're the one being pummeled.
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Noooooooo I'm only going to AX on July 2nd. I could only afford one day. So sad to be missing the panel. ;_____;
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Scrap, bad timing!
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
Poor european am I. ~sigh~
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Poor canadian am I- I'm missing the Annecy festival and the Angouleme one...*sigh*.
We always miss the shows that are across the pond (or other side of the country).
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
We really need a teleport pod or an Appa... technology sucks today
Jun. 24th, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
In her spare time, to support herself and her bid to take over the world, Azula and her loyal followers have opened up a tea shop. The tea may not be as good as her uncle's, but it's said to be a really "hot" spot.
Jun. 24th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
Hehe. Lao and his hunnypot. <3
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't drink her tea- probably poisoned.
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
She wouldn't be able to support her troops if it were (her aide probably strongly advised her against it when she ordered it). She still thinks up other little surprises, though.....
Jun. 24th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)

I loooove the action shot of Zhao flipping a guy in that last doodle! It's good to know he's keeping active even post-water tribe ;D
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid there's not much else for left to do for Zhao.
May as well finish his life fighting.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Want a plot bunny? This came to me after I devoured WT and the first draft of the sequel.

Zhao's wife shows up, unescorted, with a little boy in tow. She remarried with indecent haste after Zhao was reported dead and, if not as ecstatic as Zhao's father's major domo reported, was content and secure. (Her second husband comes from a wealthy merchant or manufacturing family, not nobility.) She had a child nine months after the wedding night and settled down to forget she had been married before.

And then Zhao returned from the dead.

Her new family dropped her like a hot potato; her second husband, presented with the choice of exile from the family or divorce from his ill-omened wife, chose his family; they even cast off his son, who looks a lot like him, on suspicion of being Zhao's ten-months' child. (Impossible.) She is persona non grata in noble circles and in mercantile circles and her petty-noble family, whose fortunes are precarious, can't afford to have her around. And she can't set herself up in business because she has no marketable skills beyond keeping house in grand style and no grubstake.

So she goes looking for Zhao. If he won't have her,* maybe she can throw herself on the mercy of General Iroh, who is known to have an interest in people who need some salvaging. Does he know somebody who needs a high-class housekeeper? Or something? Anything?

Meanwhile, there are people back home who, for one reason or another, really, really want her and/or her son to disappear in a more permanent way. Or maybe they're gunning for Zhao.

Anyway, I'll never write it, so if it fits your ideas, feel free to take this bunny in.

*I imagine Zhao taking her outside the little house he stays in when he's back on base and saying bluntly, "This is what you'll get. Camp follower to an old soldier who has moved up as far as he can. I imagine you married me in the first place for your family's advantage--I can't remember it, but I do know the family's advantage. If you're here hoping to restart your climb, forget it. I'm done with ambition. I'm through with command. My plans always end with the wrong shit blowing up." Whether he sticks to that or not . . . And then there's the contrast between the Zhao his ex-wife remembers and the Zhao she meets.
Jul. 3rd, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I do know the family's advantage s.b. I do know the Fire Nation.
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Ooh, looks like our icons are fighting, ha!
Jun. 24th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Jun. 24th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
*yays at what crops up in the author's mind*
*yays at the doodles, too. Woo!*
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I wish my mind would stay focus on other stuff.
Zhao is just being invasive, as always.
Jun. 25th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
He's so pushy!
Jun. 24th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
I see that Zhao is hunting Azula since he has no other goal in life for the moment. Maybe he tells himself that it's becuase he wanna allying with her, but I think when/if he finds her he won't really know why he does.

But he as all his life had a goal...so that's what he do...getting goals...
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
There are not a lot of safe places left for him. Besides, I bet Aang, Zuko and quite a few other people prefer to know where Zhao is rather than have another rogue running around causing trouble.
Not that he's not causing trouble.
Jun. 24th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
yey for more shirtless Zhao~! :D good dreams for us. <3

A friend of mine is a volunteer in AX, I told him to grab me some Avatar fan merch while at it. XDDDDDDD;;;;;;;;

You guys are lucky to be living on that side of the Earth D:
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I do believe there should be some nice fan made material, like prints, buttons and the like. Happy hunting to your friend!
Jun. 24th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Wish I was in LA :/

Those "doodles" are so good and it's nice to know Zhao is keeping busy.

Also, when I saw the name Mike Chang, I automatically thought of Glee (there's a character on the show by the name of Mike Chang) and I wondered if this Mike Chang can pop-and-lock.
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Shh! Already Giancarlo has suggested a song and dance routine. If you mention the Mike Chang from Glee, he'll feel even more motivated!!
Jun. 24th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oop, then I'll keep my mouth shut. (Film it)
Jun. 24th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I wish I wasn't a poor European now xD I hope you have fun at the con!

Thank you for the shirtless!Zhaos :D I have missed them dearly xD

I hope anything bad has happened to Azula :(
Jun. 24th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Azula's whereabouts (or even if she's alive or dead) are a mystery. No one will sleep peacefully until it is known. Kwon, Zhao and the rest of the troops have their work cut out for quite a while.
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh. HEY. I actually... have that day off. :D I NEVER HAVE THE DAY OFF WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING.

I might actually go if I have the money.
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
The pricing is...decent, for one day.
Considering the size of the show, of course.
I don't know if you can still register online to save money:
Jun. 24th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
shirtless!Zhao posts always make me happy. and booter did a great job portraying lao! stupid sexy lao and his pottery!
Jun. 25th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
LMAO at Booter's comic. Great stuff. That Avatar panel sounds awesome. Wish I could go.

BTW I always adore seeing those Chibi Avatar characters of yours. They're the best!
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