The Ultimate Ambition Atla Au: (even abbreviates to aaa lol) aka AAA Atla:
An ambition (loosely based on girl meets world) avatar the last bender au:
Thanks to Maggie and Esther for choosing which benders the a class are, who would be the avatar, and the basic ideas they came up with!
Okay let’s get started:
Think of this AU as an Urban Fantasy Comedy Drama, in which magic coexists with the normal human world and takes place in modern times and the New York setting (unlike the atla world/ lore, but keeping the magic system of bending intact.)
In Manhattan, New York lies Abigail Adams Academy (or simply Adams)- a prestigious school for benders and non-benders alike; benders (water, earth, fire, and air) are trained to control their abilities while non-benders train in self-defense, weapons, science and technology, etc. While focusing on both magical and academic teachings, Adams is the pitstop for students who want to get involved in the political, magical, artistic, and technical aspects of the real world (basically trying to find your place in a world filled with magic). Although young and naive, the Adams’ students have an annoying sense of ambition and drive to pursue their future endeavours and are often clouded by that judgement. (“It's a clear sense of ambition to be something extraordinary, only for a dozen others to have that same drive; and do it better. It’s sad, but fun to watch!” -Lucas James Friar) If destiny is written, people have a purpose in their life. And the Avatar is proof of that statement.
The Avatar, happens once in a generation, is the master of all four bending elements (Water, Earth, Fire, and Air); and when they die, they are reincarnated into the next bender in the cycle. The Avatar is the chosen one. The in between of both magical and mundane. The Mediator of each elemental benders and non bender- to restore balance to the world and bring peace. Once the Avatar is found, they are trained by a bender in their respective element- following the order of the Avatar Cycle. The Avatar also gains the Avatar State- the ability to access their past lives for their wisdom and power. In the Avatar State, they are at their most powerful and vulnerable, if killed in the Avatar State- the cycle breaks forever. It's been 16 years since the death of the previous Avatar, and there hasn't been a sign of the next Avatar- who’s supposedly an airbender. Until Adams’ newest student, Dylan Orlando, arrives. Dylan tries to navigate the insane world of Adams and master all 4 elements, while threats start creeping in. Lucky for him, he’s not alone, he has a team to guide him through his journey. His Team Avatar (in order of photos above):
Lucas Friar: Non-Bender, Swordsmanship, Weapon Making/ Handling, Fight Combat, He’s also very good with animals (both normal and magical)
Riley Matthews: Waterbender (her mom’s side are Waterbenders, her dad’s side are Earthbenders), Healing, Bloodbending (she learned the technique to save her friends, but now she refuses to use it ever again)
Isadora ‘Smackle’ De La Cruz: Earthbender, Metalbending, (she’s the first to discover this ability)
Asher Garica: Firebender, Lighting redirection, Drawing-(Asher doesn't use his fire bending at first, because of his anxiety and fear he can't control his abilities. A way to ‘control’ it is to wear fireproof gloves and draws to calm his nerves), Minor weapons handling (thanks to Lucas)
Dylan Orlando: Airbender, Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, Avatar State, Agility (He’s quick on his feet and par takes in backflips and cartwheels any chance he gets). He also has an animal guide, a English sheepdog (kinda like the Appa to Aang)
Team Avatar will also include the Four Elements Crew (Techie Crew) (Dave-Earth, Nate-Fire, Jade-Non-Bender, and Jeff- Water as the AU process Nigel- Air is added cause he’s become a in law like Riley). Once it’s known that Dylan is the Avatar, 2 key Adams Administrators come to assist the gang- Head of Adams Jack Hunter and Guidance Counselor and Riley's Earthbender uncle Eric Matthews
● Jack Hunter: Non-Bender, Principal of Adams Academy, Swordsmanship, Weapons handling/ making, Fight Combat (He teaches these skills to Lucas so he can defend himself )
● Eric Matthews: Earthbender, Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal of Adams, Riley’s uncle (he teaches his earth bending techniques to Isadora)
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The Little Things That Matter in The Persuit of Success - PART V
Everything in life is an interaction.
Being social animals we face new people constantly. Wherever there is more than one person the need of communication pops up immediately and interactions come in the way - good, bad, friendship or competition, hate, love, lust or any other kind of relationship that defines us as humans. As a part of the society everything we do depends on our interactions - our personal life, our career, how will we raise our children, if we will have a lot of friends or will we be liked by our neighbours - everything from A to Z. With that being said /or written/ it’s really really strange why people neglect the importance of interactions or usually realise it when it’s too late.
The truth is that we should treat our communication with the rest of the world as a job interview or a deal that we expect to bring us great income. After all, the great new job that we want to have is a result of the interactions we create during the interview.
Interactions could be verbal or non-verbal, both extremely important in building our image in the mind of the person we’re communicating with. How the other side sees us is crucial to the way they’re gonna treat us. Are you going to be the always joking clown that no one takes seriously nevermind how intelligent or educated we are, how clever or how high in the hierarchy or the one everybody trusts, respects and feels like holding up to, oh well, that depends on the image we create ourselves in the eyes of the others.
What others see when they look at us depends on what we tend to show them and how convincing we are.
To create and keep a good image, above everything else, we need to be focused and calm.
First and a must - invest time in reviewing the situation. Think about the big picture - what person are you gonna deal with, what are the possible options and possibilities, what are the side factors that can affect your interaction. Weight the final result and the outcome you expect out of the whole deal. Having a plan clears your mind and lightens your thoughts letting you concentrate on the execution later.
The most important thing when planning something is not to get lost in the small details. Go from the big picture to the small picture, get the whole situation and the result up all the time and only after that start separating the steps and phases. Getting too detailed in the beginning can end up with you losing the right direction at all.
Being focused and counting all the details gives you confidence, a feeling of doing something in a professional way, let's call it a feeling of perfection. Be focused before, during and after the interaction, listen to the other person and use the information you receive.
Calm people always seem more trustable. Being calm brings with itself some feeling of mystery and respect that could help you nevermind if you’re dealing with potential contragent, an enemy or you’re just flirting in the bar. Stay confident and look relaxed in the situation, show the other side that you’re in control even if your heart rate is sky high and you feel like trembling.
The most important thing here - stick to your image. The whole idea will be ruined if you are that calm and confident person at once and after that the emotions burst out.
Be sure that calm & focused combo could lead you far. Start training yourself, you can do it all the time - plan the way you communicate with your children or your partner. Think about how the things you say make them feel and how the way you talk and express yourself make you look. Start immediately, you will be surprised how satisfied you will be with the result.
Your better self is there to grow!
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