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This fanon has been discontinued, but is still available to read for your enjoyment.
|Into the Ink|
January 21st, 2014 - current
This story follows a romantic relationship between two females, however it also looks into the mechanics behind friendships, and kinship. It is a challenge to myself to write in-character, and a challenge to develop a relationship that hasn't yet been established in canon. It has become a larger fanon project than I had anticipated, because it's something I feel I need to address to myself.
As the gaang meet up in the week preceding the wedding of Sokka and Suki, new friendships will be forged and old ones tested as two young girls find themselves, and find each other. New secrets will be discovered as the girls come to terms with their own feelings, and the realisation that they can be different together will put a strain on the friendships they already have.
This story began developing during a particularly in-depth conversation withregarding the possibility of a Toph-centric homosexual fanfic. It was decided that Azuloph wouldn't work due to the strong nature of both girls, and Katoph was even less likely due to Katara's mothering of the independent earthbender. Ty Lee had the most compatible personality, it seemed, and thus a minor plot was born. It has since spilled over into a full-length fanon, with the first chapter's writing being finished, and the editing nearing completion. There are currently nine chapters outlined, however due to the complex nature of the story, there will be many more that are as yet not in any form of development.
Into the Ink, by The Jezabels
The title of this story is one I've wanted to use for some time. It is the name of a song I listened to extensively when planning out this story. It was written by an Australian band called The Jezabels, who have also somewhat inspired this story. The song, as with most, are fairly interpretive, but to me it is about a missed opportunity, and that those with power are always powerless to something. There is something to be said about the title, too; ink is black. It's murky and undefined, and doesn't have any shape. Ink can cover things, or stain them. And I suppose that if you jumped into a pool of the stuff, you wouldn't be able to see two inches in front of you. You wouldn't have any idea where you were, or where you were going, and you'd have to trust someone who could see that they were leading you in the right direction.
A Jezebel is another word for a shameless or immoral woman, and I feel as though (or I hope) that theme will be evident in this story. The word actually came from the Hebrew Bible as Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. She was denounced by introducing the religion of Baal into Israel; for believing in something different. That is also another theme I want to play into this story — and one I don't believe will be quite so difficult.
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