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January 17, 2013
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Yea. Zuko doesn’t really look like Zuko..

At first this was supposed to be Azula’s diary. as in ‘Dear Diary, today Zuko got into a fight but I saved him and carried him home.’

Anyway, it’s super out of character but I really wanted to draw some brother-sister-family-bonding stuff. Azula hasn’t always been messed up so I had this thing in mind where she got picked on by.. maybe Mai and Ty Lee or something? before she could firebend. And Zuko being a good brother and all.. ;7;
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As always your art is awesome! your facial expressions (though not in character, as you said) are fantastic! I love the fact that ypu portrayed Azula as more sweet and childish and not a daranged lunatic. Azula's fire is also woderful, I like how it kind of looks like a flower at the top! Prior to seeing your art I wasn't really a huge Zuko fan, but I really Love how you potray him, and I have come around to rather like Zuko because of your art. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about this! great work!
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I really think this is great. It just made the feels come upon me and all, and I can't really express the words my mind is thinking of on this screen. This art really made my day slightly brighter.
Whenever I see Azula, I always wonder what she would be like if she was the sweet, innocent kid like Katara. You made my thoughts and wonders answered. I don't care of they're too out of character, it just warmed my heart to see this. I gave myself a mental slap on the face wondering why for God's sake I haven't seen this yet. It captured my eye entirely.
I loved mostly everything about it; your drawing style, the coloring, and don't even get me on the shading. Everything is just.. perfect. Just like our little Zuko and Azula.
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Hinata-Wolf77 3 days ago   General Artist
Very sweet.
Torotise01Swe Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wished things could have been like this. Zuko really do care about Azula no matter how much she tries to kill him ♥♥ Hug 
FizzyMizzy Mar 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda have the head cannon that she was shy yet sweet before she got her firebending, and then things just went down hill from there. I loved this! It was cute!
weird b4 the whole scar thing, I always thought zuko was a good brother to azula :I
it so sweet I love it
awwwwwww cute 
Hanoko Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

So cute :aww:

Actually, I think that could have happened, it is not so out of character I can imagine them being that nice towards each others. And after, Azula improves increasingly her firebending, get more en more influenced by her father and become the one we know.

Yes, they were young once. Then they grew up and apart. :( Very sad.
AVatarKorrra Sep 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
I wish azula could've been a good guy
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