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SRU/Esteemed - Across the Universe by BarnCatz SRU/Esteemed - Across the Universe by BarnCatz
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"Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe
Nothing's gonna change my world"

- The Beatles

Depicting two versions of Toph Beifong as she appears in =Destiny-Smasher's two Avatar fanfiction/fanart projects, 'What I Learned at SRU' and 'Esteemed.'

:icons-r-u: - [link] :iconesteemed-beifongs: - [link]

The full art galleries for these projects can be found in the 'Featured' folders of the groups above, and at the projects' respective Facebook pages (linked above), which can be followed for all art/fiction updates.



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I had a lot of fun doing this commission, it was a well themed idea and it has Toph in it, so that was a plus of course. ;)

Commission info can be found here: [link]
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:iconthoughtsandwonders:
ThoughtsandWonders Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I'm so dang late. I finished Worst Field Trip Ever (9.7/10), and I'm finishing up on SRU (9.9-10). Hope Esteemed is good
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LilliandilRosetta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good!
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BarnCatz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thanks! :3
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XAerifyX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I love seeing these. Hits you right in the feels.

Will there be one for every character?
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:icondestiny-smasher:
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are you a reader? =O
This one definitely 'hits me in the feels' when I see it, too. ^_^
And yes, so far one of Aang has already been done: [link]
And I am currently looking to have one made with Katara and Sokka in this same way, then it will be Korra and Smellerbe/Jane to round the main group out. :)
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XAerifyX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I am a reader! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your story, it's absolutely amazing. I love reimaginations of ATLA, and yours is just perfect!
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks so much. I'm so proud of how far it's come. =) I just hope I can lead it through to a satisfying ending for everyone.
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:iconbarncatz:
BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I believe there will be one for the main characters, but you'd have to ask :icondestiny-smasher: :)
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141188 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
FAVE :D
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Acturis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Forgive my ignorance, but I had no idea that these fan-made comics were floating around. I've got to take a look at these!

Great work by the way, Tokka forever!
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:iconbarncatz:
BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you! And yes, there is so much good Avatar fan art and fiction out there, SRU! is certainly one of them and no doubt Esteemed will be too. :D
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They are both fanfiction projects I've started, and have turned into fanart projects, as well -- I work with different artists to have scenes or concepts from the story (or with Esteemed, my plans for the story) drawn out, sometimes in comic form. It's been very fun being able to work with different artists and let their ideas and talents bleed together with the ideas I have. The Avatar fandom is a creative bunch and I love being a part of it in that regard. =) BarnCatz did a wonderful job taking my concepts and adding her own ideas to them and giving things a neat lighting and tone. I'm glad she took on this piece.

If you do end up checking out either project, I hope you like what you find, whether the art or the writing alike. Thanks for the interest!

(and yes, Tokka ends up featured in both projects, haha)
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Acturis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I'm positive I will take a look at them. I hope your creative bunch did more with the adult version of the gaang than Nick did. I understand their need to make the characters recognizable, but they lost a great opportunity to flush out the characters into something far more.

As for Tokka: that is because they are such an awesome pairing :P

P.S. Thanks for the llama!
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd agree on the older Gaang, but I also think it was a smart decision for Legend of Korra, at least Season 1. You don't want to overshadow your new cast with too much nostalgia from the old one. I DO think, that with 3 more seasons left to go, it'd be great to get a deeper look at the past -- the time inbetween the two series -- or at the least, it would be an ideal subject for a full-length feature, but for now I think the fandom has been occupied enough with what has been implied and outright stated about the characters from the first series.

SRU is about exploring the different characters within a modern, down-to-earth light, and thinking about how they'd react in everyday circumstances -- and being in an AU means it's also a fun setup to play around with different circumstances that could never happen in canon. It's also about the sorts of lessons many people learn in college and young adulthood (hence the story's full title).

Esteemed will be more focused on Toph's character, in particular, with the rest of the Gaang (and some of their kids) playing recurring and important supporting roles. That one's going to be like a character study and an examination of parenthood and family, I suppose, with the conflict of Yakone and Toph (before his arrest, and also during/after his escape) being at least one obstacle in Toph's adult life to work past.

And Tokka is very fun, indeed, haha.
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NatureAnimalCAD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing awesome work love SRU and esteemed looks preety dam cool too AND toph is my fav charater! :D
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:iconbarncatz:
BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you! I can't wait for Esteemed either XD
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Sergey-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Very nice artwork!
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BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you so much! :D
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Sergey-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love how this turned out. I think you handled the logos well and the lighting is really neat!
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:iconbarncatz:
BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I'm glad you like it! It was truly a great commission to do. :D
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korwis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconbarncatz:
BarnCatz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! :)
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