Panel 1: Azula/Zuko/Mai by - Panel 2: 'Longshot'/Korra/Jane ('Smellerbee') by
Panel 3: Meng/Toph/Sokka by - Panel 4: Aang/Katara by
Artwork commissioned/designed by me; original versions of the characters owned by Nickelodeon.
Song lyrics are from 'Imagine' by Brunch. Aspects of this sequence of images and the story itself are inspired by 'There She Is!! Final Step' by SamBazKa. (All pieces compiled and uploaded with artist's permission per the original commissions.)
Combining four images created for this express purpose dating back as far as March 2012, I've had this file sitting on my computer for more than a year now. Showcasing four key moments of emotional resolution, this set was pre-emptively made for 'Imagine,' Chapter 128 of my YA fiction and art project, 'What I Learned at SRU.' It is a celebration of the collaborative nature of the project's art gallery and a milestone moment for the story, when all of the final interpersonal conflicts reach resolution. It also serves as a 'final page' to a set of comic pages I commissioned from Sakura-Rose12 which portray the final pieces of the chapter. The story will end on Chapter 130 after over 3 years, 1,00,000 words, and over 300 pieces of artwork.
Page 1: fav.me/d78b24j
Page 2: fav.me/d78b28m
Page 3: fav.me/d78b266
Page 4: fav.me/d78b2g7
(there is technically a page or two missing between 4 and this one, but if you read the story you can probably fill in the blanks)
An introduction to this project's original form can be found here and an FAQ about its revision can be found here.
The project's full art gallery can be viewed here. The story (in its current, 'fanfiction' first draft) starts on DeviantAart here, and can be read on FF.net here. All art and fiction updates for the project can be followed on its Facebook page.
The project is nearly finished, and after it is, I will be revising the whole thing to stand as an original series (which is what most of the recent artwork in the gallery has been made for).
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project over the past three years. Here is a musically-inclined thank-you message to you all!
I can't even remember what the last Chapter I read was....it's so freaking long and goood!!
3 years..damn thats actually appropriate considering ATLA lasted for 3 seasons/years. Great job sticking with it Smash' one the best unsung reads ive read in a while.
Thanks. Finishing this story feels like I'm saying good-bye to the characters all over again, except they're more "mine" this time, and the journey I've gone on with them has been a lot more personal. I can't wait to revise the whole series so that it can find an appropriate audience for what it is, rather than just what characters inspired it.
Absolutely the best freaking avatar-based fanfic ever written.
Haha, well, thank you. ^_^; I hope the ending will satisfy people who have stuck with it. And I hope the revision will appeal to a wider audience than the fanfic could.
I love this. you can feel all the emotion and climax in the entire set.
Wow, I had forgotten about this piece! Hahaha. The final compilation turned out great! (: Congratulations!