Avatar: The Last Airbender
Multiparagraph - Story & Character Driven - OC Friendly - Canon Request Available - Longterm
INTRODUCTION.Hello and welcome! I'm Squidiot and over the past few weeks I've been rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender which means I've fallen in love with the series and world all over again. Now, as inspiration would have it, I'm itching to write within this world! I've even got a few plot ideas brewing around in the ol' noggin that I've shared here and invite you to check out if you'd like. I'm also down to hear your plot ideas, combine ideas, or work with you to come up with entirely new plots. I'm even open to playing canons for you. My main interest is capturing that same feeling as the show: Lighthearted funny moments intermixed with strong emotional notes & all the powerful ups and downs that come from found family dynamics and high stakes choices.
Please spare me from constant angst though. I can't do it I must crack jokes or I WILL die.
Sound like your cup of tea? Great! Check the tabs for information pertaining to my writing habits & what I'm looking for!
Please be sure to give each of them a thorough read. Thank you!
As a note: I have NOT seen Legend of Korra yet. I plan to soon! For now, all my plots & worldbuilding will be based entirely on ATLA information and references.
ABOUT ME.█ ✦ I'm 30 - bit of an old fart for RPN, I think.
█ ✦ I write 3-5ish~ paragraphs on average. That said, I’m a strong believer in writing what best fits the scene.
Eg.) Action & establishing scenes will likely be longer than scenes with heavy dialogue
█ ✦ My post frequency fluctuates due to work but I can likely give you at least a couple of posts a week.
(Dependant on how much we write per posts too!)
█ ✦ Very OOC Friendly! I value communication and will be happy to discuss the RP with you at all times to ensure everything is going as we both want. We can also be buds! If you're open to it and I really get into our story, I'll very likely be sending you playlists and chattering excitedly with you over our characters.
█ ✦ LGBTQ+ friendly in and out of character.
█ ✦ Trigger aware. Tell me yours and we'll keep them well out of our stories!
█ ✦ I write Male, Female, and Nonbinary roles.
█ ✦ I'm comfortable writing multiple roles to fill our story with characters - this means I'm happy to write for multiple main characters as well as any NPCs we might need to engage with to move the story forward. I love to write those baddies too!
█ ✦ Open to all romantic orientations - strictly platonic (or enemy) relationships are also great in my book!
█ ✦ While romance is welcome, I'd prefer it not be the only element to our story. Let's have some high stakes, some adventure, some conflict, and a laugh or two, yes? All that good stuff.
█ ✦ I can be a little bit picky when it comes to partners. I'm sorry about this. From my experience sometimes even two great writers just can't quite mesh. I'd just rather save us both the trouble of running into that later if I think we might not be suited to each other. This is by no means a personal affront or a comment on your writing style. Just personal preference!
( On this subject, please be aware that this search thread is not a First come first serve situation.)
█ ✦ I have samples available upon request too so you can take a look at my writing and see if I match what you're looking for too! That's only fair.
What I ask from you.
█ ✦ I am looking for a longterm partner
█ ✦ Please be 18+
(I'm quite sure you younger writers are talented but this is just a personal comfort thing!)
█ ✦ I'm not going to hold you to a "required" paragraph count because there's no perfect length for every situation - but please give me some substance to your post. Help immerse me in what your character is doing, thinking, etc. Help move the scene as it may need. That sort of thing.
█ ✦ Open to OOC. You don't have to chit-chat with me day to day if you don't want to but please be open to discussing plot points and interests as the story progresses. That way I know I'm meeting your expectations and we're both enjoying how the story is going.
█ ✦ I'd appreciate you letting me know if you're not interested anymore so I'm not waiting on a reply that is never coming but what you ultimately do is your business and I will respect that. I'll likely send you one message asking if you are still interested in roleplaying after a while of no contact but if you do not answer then I'll consider our RP closed.
(Unless, of course, you contact me before and let me know to expect a delay - life happens and I will not hold that against you if you need a short break for any reason.)
█ ✦ Please be willing to contribute to the roleplay. You don't have to have any grand ideas out of the gate or anything but help me build the world, craft the conflicts, and move things along. Yadayada, all the things you've heard before. Be active and not just reactionary in your writing.
█ ✦ I'd like to ask that you take the time to introduce yourself when you contact me. It doesn't have to be a huge thing! Just tell me a bit about your writing habits, your ideas, and maybe what character you'd like to play or tropes/aspects you'd like to see in the story. That way we've got something to discuss and get the plotting going. I will not reply to posts that only say something like 'interested'. I don't want to feel like I'm having to pry information out of you just to get introductions out of the way, ya know? Tell me your favorite fruit or veggie so I know you gave this a read through.
█ ✦ I'm ready to answer any questions or concerns you have! Fire away.
█ ✦ Shoot me a DM if you've read through everything and want to contact me to work out a RP.
✦ All details here are open for discussion & reworks to better fit any ideas or characters you may want to include! ✦
Legend of the Stolen Souls
Pre or Post ATLA Setting OR AU ✦ OCs ✦ Romantic or Platonic
Unlikely Friendship - Quest - Mystery - New Avatar - World Traveling
(Open Roles: Any -- I'd really like to try my hand at Muse A here but that is negotiable)
Muse A is the Avatar & something of a rockstar among their home nation. Having been born into an affluential family & later been identified as the Avatar they've always been on a pedestal and - being a boastful and confident soul - they know how to work the limelight. They seem to have it all. Then, in one night, everything changed. Much to their surprise, Muse A woke up as a spirit, unable to locate their body or cross over into the Spirit World to seek help from their previous incarnations. They're still capable of bending and seeing the effects in the living world, but they are otherwise unable to speak or interact with any living being. They've drifted helplessly through the world in this state for years now, trying and failing to solve the mystery of their predicament losing hope as they watch the world carry on without them. To make matters worse, The world is steadily beginning to fall out of order without an Avatar around to keep the balance. Muse A has almost given up hope until one day they see a disheveled looking Muse B staring right at them.
After a desperate scramble to introduce themselves, Muse A learns that Muse B has always been able to see the spirits that inhabit the living world; a gift that has caused them great suffering and difficulty all their life - robbing them of family, friends, and safety as they are often viewed as mentally unstable or a bad omen. Forced to live as a drifter, Muse B has never had much and is hesitant to trust after years of hardship. Pitying their plight but desperate to return to their body (if it's still out there somewhere) Muse A offers a deal: If Muse B agrees to help them poke around and discover what has happened to them, they will help Muse B pose as the new Avatar; granting Muse B all the respect and luxuries in life they've so long been denied. It doesn't seem like a bad deal to Muse B. Pretend to do some bending moves, have a spirit do all the hard work of actually bending and they're guaranteed a warm meal, respect, and a bed every night? It's a better deal than they've gotten most of their life...
But what happens when these two begin looking into what happened to the Avatar all those years ago and uncover deadly secrets that some powerful people would rather stay buried? Will they really be able to pull off the con of a fake Avatar? How will their journey impact these two? Will they be fast friends (maybe even something more?) or are they simply too different to truly get along outside of using one another's talents?
Life's alright in Ba Sing Se
ATLA Book 2 Setting ✦ OCs ✦ Romantic or Platonic
Unlikely Friendship - Spy - War - University life - Oh my god they were Roommates - Bonding or Betrayal
(Open roles: Any)
Muse A is a young Firebender who has only ever known the strict life of the Fire Academy and Military training. This rigid upbringing has made them meek and pliable. They strive to meet their superior's expectations and are incredibly anxious about stepping a single toe out of line. Their nerves only increase the day they are summoned for an audience before a high ranking general. To their shock, they discover that the Fire Nation has finally found a way into Ba Sing Se - and Muse A is going to spearhead their invasion. They'll be going in alone, under the guise of an exchange water tribe student who has been invited to study at the Ba Sing Se University. Muse A's orders are to learn the inner workings of the city, identify weaknesses and high priority targets, and generally uncover everything they can about the structure of the city and report back to the Firenation at scheduled meetings near the outer wall. As if that wasn't enough pressure on their shoulds, Muse A finds themselves stuck with Muse B as a roommate at the University. Muse B is an Earth Kingdom native. They are loud, proud, sarcastic, and they're willing to break all the rules in the name of a little fun. It isn't long before Muse B is taking Muse A under their wing and helping them adjust to life in the big city. Over time, Muse A even begins to gain confidence and learn how to let loose thanks to Muse B. But Muse A rapidly begins to feel some tension when they start to see how deeply loyal Muse B is to the Earth Kingdom and how Ba Sing Se's forced denial of the war has begun to poison Muse B with their own repressed feelings of grief, fear, and anger.
What adventures will these two get up to? Can they help each other grow and heal the wounds left on their souls by this war? What choices will Muse A choose? Do their loyalties still remain with the Fire Nation or will new friendships prove stronger? What happens if Muse B finds out Muse A's identity all on their own? Can Muse A and B's friendship survive such a revelation and help the city survive the coming invasion or will they become bitter enemies on the rapidly approaching battlefield?
If you like this plotline but prefer to interact with a Canon character, I'm willing to play a Canon for your OC instead. As in, Muse A remains an undercover Firebender attending the University but they happen to run into Zuko & Iroh or the Gaang during their uncover mission instead of bonding with another student. How meeting the canon of your choice sways Muse A's loyalties & choices is up to you. I'd also be down for you to take up the role of Muse B instead. A student meeting the canon cast could be fun too! The sky's the limit.
Seeking the Bridge
Pre ATLA Setting ✦ OCs ✦ New Avatar ✦ Romantic or Platonic
(I'm sensing a theme)- Rags to Riches - Hurt/Comfort
(Open roles: Any)
The Avatar was reincarnated over 23 years ago. The only problem? They've yet to show up. Spirits have been contacted and have confirmed that Avatar lives but has seemingly cut off their connection with the Spirit World and thus has yet to unlock their true nature as the Avatar. Muse A is an Air Nomad who has felt a calling to seek out the Avatar and help them reconnect with their spirituality and identity as the Avatar. Their intuition leads them to one of the world's larger cities where they meet Muse B - a wreck of a person who has a very difficult start to life. Accustomed to being used, abused, and neglected they've developed quite the lifestyle to get by. They are a liar, a thief, an addict, and a generally distrustful & hostile person unless there is something to gain in feigning kindness. Despite their rough edges, however, Muse A knows that Muse B is the Avatar the moment they see them. Driven by a desire to see the Avatar return to the world & by the urge to help a hurting soul, Muse A approaches Muse B.
How will Muse B react to learning they are the Avatar? Can Muse A really help Muse B? Will B even let them or want their help? How will this rocky relationship develop over time? And just how does Muse A know who Muse B is anyway? Whatever happens, one thing is clear: These two have much to learn about each other - and just maybe they can both learn from each other too.
( We can keep this as a personal journey for Muse A & B OR we could even develop this into a full-blown adventure story. A threat could come about and it becomes even more important for Muse B to step up as the Avatar. Muse A and B could be the start to a new Gaang.)
Canons & Other.
Not interested in any of the listed plots or looking for something a little different? No worries! I'm down to brainstorm something entirely new with you or hear any A:TLA based cravings and ideas you have!
Here is a list of canons I'm willing to play for you.
My only request is that you have an idea as to what you'd like to do with the character of your choice!
You don't have to have a fully fleshed plot but I'd really like to have more to go off of than a pairing. Shipping is fine and welcomed but I need more to my stories than pure romance.
█ ✦ Aang
█ ✦ Sokka
█ ✦ Zuko
█ ✦ Toph
█ ✦ Katara
█ ✦ Jet
█ ✦ Azula
█ ✦ Suki
█ ✦ Koh
█ ✦ Iroh
█ ✦ Lu Ten
Will do: Canon x OC or Canon x Canon - Romantic or Platonic
↬ If romantic, please note I will not play ships featuring large age gaps or incest
Concepts that Interest Me
Past or New Avatars & their journeys, New Gaangs, The Spirit world / Spirits in general, Unlikely Friendships, Us against the world, Rounded & flawed characters, Equal parts light-heartedness and drama, High stakes, Exploration, Self-discovery, Begrudging but deep bonds, Sand & Swamp benders, Found family, Revolutions, Test your morals, Heart to heart conversations & Bonding, Hurt/Comfort