Webcomic How I Became Yours Discussion

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04:19:13 AM Apr 3rd 2018
Per TV Tropes' policy on Prescriptive vs. Descriptive Language, I'm going to make an effort to make these pages a little less opinionated. Obviously there's a reason (or rather a number of them) why people don't like HIBY, but that doesn't mean every third line or so should be snarking about how much it sucks.
05:04:06 AM Apr 21st 2016
edited by KJShea
Should this have How I Became Yours have its own narm page?
12:45:07 PM Jun 3rd 2012
Did Not Do The Research is an index, not a trope. I'll let people who have a better idea on which these apply to sort them, except for the ones that have been vindicated by history (i.e.: the bloodbending thing, since if bloodbending can be done without a full moon, doing it in daylight is merely an extension of that, though it shouldn't be done without comment)

  • Toph says she knew Azula was pregnant because she could sense its heartbeat, despite Azula probably only being a few weeks along at best. (For the people not familiar with human reproductive biology - the embryo doesn't even have a heart yet at that stage.)
    • You can't even hear the baby's "heart" until around week 12 and with an amplified doppler device, or you can wait around week 20 with a regular stethoscope.
    • There is an attempted Hand Wave with this by Toph claiming Azula was around three months along, but even then there's still the Fridge Logic as to how Toph could've known just how far along exactly Azula was.
    • Also, wouldn't Azula get some kind of a bulge starting from two months? Sure, prior to the fourth month mark it can be hidden with proper dressing, but was Diaz aware of that?
  • Sho has multiple knives that are probably meant to be throwing knives, probably to highlight his relationship with Mai. However, the knives are placed in such a way that he'd have to be double-jointed in order to retrieve them from their holsters, and even then his effectiveness in battle would be vastly decreased. No wonder he opted for a sword fight with Sokka instead of assassinating him from a safe distance.
  • Azula is dosed with a deadly poison that specifically targets firebenders, giving her Easy Amnesia. This poison at first named "Ginseng Lotus Poison." In the cartoon, Uncle Iroh's favorite tea is ginseng. That probably explains why he's acting so violently out of character...he started taking a drug that targets the memory processes to cope with his son's death, overused it a little, and ended up as the addled old man who can't remember not to call his nephew "My Lord." The problem with this name was probably pointed out to Diaz at one point, so she alters the name to "Gin Sing Extracts," which is just as bad.
    Iroh: Delicious tea? Or deadly poison?
  • Iroh explains to Azula that blue fire is called "Cold-blooded Fire" when in the series, that describes lightning due to the serenity needed to use it. Her fire is blue because it's extremely hot.
  • Hilariously, Diaz says she reads a lot and claims most people these days don't have a clue what they're talking about these days (pot, kettle. Kettle, pot), and that too many people don't know what's important in their lives (see Moral Dissonance and related tropes below). It'd be Hypocritical Humor if she wasn't dead serious.
10:31:00 AM Nov 8th 2010
Am I the only one who thinks Sho is Ensemble Darkhorse material?
05:58:01 PM Nov 8th 2010
I was pretty apathetic towards him... I don't know. Anyone else?
09:19:55 PM Apr 21st 2011
03:50:45 PM May 24th 2011
I kind of liked him, so Your Mileage May Vary I guess.
11:53:54 PM Aug 9th 2010
Have there really been dramatic readings? If so, link please, because I can't find them and this story DEMANDS them for maximum hilarity.
06:44:14 AM Sep 26th 2010
edited by Crowley
Here's some from the capslock_atla community.
07:49:32 PM Oct 26th 2010
Urgh...that was painful and hilarious at the same time.
04:33:16 PM Jun 16th 2011
Hey wow I forgot I wrote asking about this, but I'm so glad I did and that someone responded, THANK YOU, that was great. *wipes single tear from eye*
07:08:15 AM Jun 16th 2010
Oh god, bless the person who found a link to the comic. This comic is hysterical. I nearly woke up the house laughing my ass off for an hour straight.
11:38:46 AM Jun 30th 2010
It is clear that Diaz wanted this to be a dramatic romance. I almost pity her when the best that can be said by those outside the most pathological Zutara 'shippers is that it is hilarious Snark Bait.
04:30:30 PM Mar 18th 2011
I know this comic was once said to be So Bad, It's Horrible...personally, I think it's the exact opposite. I should be mad at the Character Derailment and Canon Defilement, but I'm too busy laughing my ass off to care.
08:25:52 PM May 29th 2010
Shouldn't this be in the Fanfic namespace?
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