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Author Topic: His Dream Of Skyland (Historical AU) [T] [UPDATE: 21/5/08]  (Read 11298 times)
Rao Seng Pu Ting
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« on: Jul 20, 2007 06:10 pm »

An AU based on actual history. The Far East, 1940...

His Dream Of Skyland



One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 1: Nirmanakaya.
Part 1 - Chapter 2: A Little Khanate Of Heaven.
Part 1 - Chapter 3: Indistinguishable From Magic.
Part 1 - Chapter 4: Masks Slip.
Part 1 - Chapter 5: If I Could Touch The Sky.
Part 1 - Chapter 6: Koogeki.
Part 1 - Chapter 7: Heist.
Part 1 - Chapter 8: Tale Of The Empty One.
Part 1 - Chapter 9: Beyond The Horizon.
Part 1 - Chapter 10: Qoghusun.

Part 2 - Chapter 1: Rising Sun.
Part 2 - Chapter 2: Land Of Countless Whispers.
Part 2 - Chapter 3: Wolf's Lair.
Part 2 - Chapter 4: Cross Road Blues.
Part 2 - Chapter 5: Freighthopping.
Part 2 - Chapter 6: Bad Road.
Part 2 - Chapter 7: Said The Spider To The Fly.
Part 2 - Chapter 8: Kangde.
Part 2 - Chapter 9: Schrödinger's Child.
Part 2 - Chapter 10: Gentle Eye Of The Kamikaze.[NEW]


Promotional Art.

A tale of breath-taking adventure, hope, and peril. A tale of a land torn by war and treachery, and of the grooviest of swing jazz!

And if you're confused by it all, I'm welcoming PMs.
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Rao Seng Pu Ting's Book 3: Fire.

His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 2007 03:58 pm »

UPDATE [21/7/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 2: A Little Khanate Of Heaven.
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His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 2007 11:05 pm »

I was hesitant to read your story at first, because Im not huge into AU or history. But I remebered your other story and how well it was written, and decided to check it out. Let me just say, Im glad I didnt pass it off. THIS was amazing. I absolutly loved it! Please continue! and please post when you update, because Im eager to read it and wont know any other way.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 22, 2007 02:51 pm »

UPDATE [22/7/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 3: Indistinguishable From Magic.

That's it for now. The gap that opened up in my studying allowing me to write this has very much closed. But it exists. That's victory enough for me.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2007 04:36 am »

This is very interesting. If the time ever comes up a continuation would be welcome. This is what AU's should be like, with the characters being true to their portrayal on the show but in a completely different situation. Different, but strangely similar.

Even if you never get the chance to continue this what you wrote was great food for the imagination.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2007 04:49 pm »

UPDATE [17/8/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 4: Masks Slip.

Another gap emerged! And utilised it I did, as now I have a comparative ton of new chapters to post piecemeal over the weekend.

In other news...promotional art!

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2007 04:55 pm »

Yeah, I saw your 'ad' in the art section so I decided to come and have a look. It's an interesting concept, though I usually don't like using links(the Deviant Art once always lag up my computer) I remembered your old fic. Its good so far, can't really say more than that until its actually finished though. I'm just that kind of guy I suppose.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 17, 2007 10:42 pm »

Im loving this story. I comment on FF.net and added it to my alerts. I cant wait for more!
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2007 01:28 am »

UPDATE [18/8/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 5: If I Could Touch The Sky.

Thanks for the comment Ouroboros, but if you're waiting for completion it's...going to be a while. Bit busy these days. Anyway! Enjoy!
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His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 18, 2007 03:31 pm »

UPDATE [18/8/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 6: Koogeki.

There's action this time! And excitement! And Sokka dancing to jazz! And Sokka getting annoyed! And strange happenings! Straaaange happenings!

Fresh update tomorrow too!
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Rao Seng Pu Ting's Book 3: Fire.

His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 19, 2007 03:45 pm »

UPDATE [19/8/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 7: Heist.

That's it for now, but we finally have Zuko and Iroh being referred to by name! IN ENGLISH! Shock! And we also get a funky new word, 'Qoghusula'. It's fun cuz it begins with a 'chog' sound. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2007 01:19 am »

Is it odd that with all the differences that exist in this AU the one that is most notable to me is Zuko leading a convoy of trucks instead of being in charge of a boat?

I love the song that Sokka listened to. Foreshadowing for Yue?
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2007 06:31 am »

Kind of. I was just looking for a jazz tune Sokka might like and I came across that. You can find it on Amazon, I believe. There's a version from 1960 sung by Ellen Fitzgerald. It's groovy.
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Rao Seng Pu Ting's Book 3: Fire.

His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 07, 2007 01:30 pm »

UPDATE [7/9/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 8: Tale Of The Empty One.

New things! First of all, a fond farewell to Mongolia and a nice surprise from Sokka. The journey begins this weekend! Stay tuned to the radio as things jazz up something good. 23 skidoo and...all that.
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 08, 2007 12:18 pm »

Hey, are events going to be more gritty and realistic or are they going to be more two fisted action in the style of Indiana Jones? I'm excited to see how this story proceeds, either way. I liked how you worked Appa into the story. Is Appa a word in Mongolian?
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« Reply #15 on: Sep 08, 2007 12:29 pm »

I'm...not entirely sure Appa's a word in Mongolian. I'll have to track that one down.

As for 'realism' and what-not, you're going to have to determine that yourself since it wasn't really something I kept in mind when writing the action. Attempts at 'gritty realism' should be taken with a pinch of salt, whatever the source. There's always going to be a certain level of unreality simply because I have never once attempted to escape a convoy of heavily-armed military vehicles.

Though...slight spoiler here...there's definitely a 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' vibe to the events coming up. Then again, it's the same sort of time period with peculiarly similar motivations, just with the Avatar crew instead of a wise-cracking archaeologist. It's definitely been an unconscious inspiration, but then nothing is ever completely original.
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His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #16 on: Sep 08, 2007 02:38 pm »

UPDATE [8/9/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 9: Beyond The Horizon.

Featuring Aang! King of the monkeys!
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 09, 2007 03:23 pm »

UPDATE [9/9/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 1 - Chapter 10: Qoghusun.

End of part one, but part two of 'How High The Moon' will be coming relatively soon.
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« Reply #18 on: Sep 15, 2007 03:36 am »

This is absoloutley incredible. I just read Part One and I can honesly say I was blown away. You've done good, Rasputin.
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« Reply #19 on: Sep 19, 2007 01:39 pm »

UPDATE [19/9/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 2 - Chapter 1: Rising Sun.

No weekend-long release this time around. Just a simple update. Cue further pleas of 'not enough time', 'too busy', and other variants of whining self-pity in a futile attempt to paint a lack of updates as not being my fault somehow.

Also...ZHAO!
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Rao Seng Pu Ting's Book 3: Fire.

His Dream Of Skyland. AU. The Far East, June 1940.
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« Reply #20 on: Sep 19, 2007 09:58 pm »

what a smart, good fanfiction. Im thoroughly enjoying it. Its historical and entertaining. An dyou working in the avatar story line wonderfully! YAY!
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 30, 2007 03:35 pm »

UPDATE [30/9/07]:

His Dream Of Skyland

One: How High The Moon.
Part 2 - Chapter 2: Land Of Countless Whispers.

Lots of 'new' characters this time, as Aang and crew finally enter a town of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo.

Just wait until you see Aang's new pet. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 09, 2007 03:54 pm »

Read this on ff.net and I have to say that this is the most Super Special Awesome AU I have ever seen in any fandom. Keep it up, my good man.
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 23, 2007 07:43 am »

Whwn's the next chapter gonna be up?
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 23, 2007 02:23 pm »

It's coming, it's coming. Painstakingly slowly, but it's coming. New job in London is eating my time and my energy, but I'm working on it. I'm aiming for the weekend. Sorry it's taking so long.
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