A herd of teal deer

pulpofiction:

I wrote this thingy v. late at night a few days ago.

Ficlet: Noatak

in crafting amon’s backstory, noatak refuses to admit that waterbending has its own violence, that waterbending has its own bloodthirst, that waterbending has its own twist of cruelty and pain and that the floating silence and…

Yesss, I am fascinated by Noatak’s connection to his element and the way he reflects it and relates to it and is so much a waterbender regardless of whether he’s bending or not, and … all the things. And particularly in opposition to firebenders, where our last villains were power-mad firebenders, and of course fire is the element of power, while water is the element of change and the violent, broken revolutionary turns out to be a waterbender gone terribly wrong. (In some ways, he seems like a very dark version of Katara in “The Painted Lady,” down to his followers’ response.)

tl;dr: awesome fic, love the way he conceives of water vs. fire and his twisted relationship with his bending.

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