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Esteemed: You're Gonna Be Fine by tissine Esteemed: You're Gonna Be Fine by tissine

this post is also on tumblr :D

Depicting a scene from 'Esteemed,' by =Destiny-Smasher in which Toph's old friend Sokka is trying to encourage the sleep-deprived new mother.

More pieces of artwork for Esteemed -- as well as the writings for the story itself -- can be found at the Esteemed DA group here: :iconesteemed-beifongs: or at the project's Facebook page: [link]


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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
This is wonderful!
GolDragonKing Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Lin's father
more info about adult sokka
and character development
that's some of te thing i want the most for book2
ArtisticSaint Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
this reminds me of me n 1 of my closest friends she acts 4 the most part like toph n i sorta act like sokka LOL xD epic
EvilVSCactusJuice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This may sound weird, but I love their hands. I suck at drawing them, and these are amazing! :D Great job on all of it. I'll have to read Esteemed some time soon.
tissine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You have no idea how much I struggle when I draw hands. I used a lot of references for this one. You could use some too, it helps! Thank you!
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Esteemed is actually more a fanart project with a story planned behind the pictures, but eventually (when SRU is finished) I will be focusing on it as my primary writing project. In the meantime, I've written an excerpt to showcase some of the ideas I have planned, and also I've been getting some comics made for it that I've written, which can be found at the FB page and DA group up in the description.

The writing sample can be read here: [link]
Thanks for the interest! If you give it a read, I hope you like it.
KatieCullen200 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Who. Is. The. Father.

Like, seriously, I love Toph and I would love to know who she got with to have Lin. They could make a whole spin-off series dedicated to "How I Met Your Father".
OcelotXIII Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She did it with Sokka then Zuko. Then Lin popped out of her rock-vinga. and said, Im your new daughter, and you gotta deal with it! ^.^
Arcticus-v Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I thought it was canon that Toph earthbended Lin out of a rock. :(
Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, yea, I'm hoping we eventually find that out, too. It'll probably be like the 'Zuko's Mom' thing where the creators get annoyed of people asking when they probably have something in mind, just a matter of introducing it.

For the purposes of this series, I'm treating Lin's biological father as an unknown -- so in the story this artwork is for, he'll be someone that quickly entered and exited Toph's life, who she harbors a grudge toward, and thus he's not talked about (and people avoid mentioning him in her presence, that kind of thing).

The idea will be that Sokka will eventually get together with Toph in helping her deal with motherhood, and in turn become a step dad for Lin. For me, it has strong personal meaning because I have never met my biological father and know nothing about him or his life, but I did eventually have a positive step father figure while growing up.
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