HOLY SH*T! This is probably one of the best fanfics I have ever read! It is well designed, fantastic, and excellent. OK, I am done with my fanboy rant.
When I first watched Avatar, I rooted, like most people, for the Na'Vi. The Humans are greedy Corrupt Corporate Executives
and we should be glad they are ousted from Pandora. Hooray the evil Sky People are gone! Recently, I have begun rooting for the Humans. I was very glad to find a story where the Humans are portrayed as the good guys. The background for this story gives me more ammunition against the Na'vi. OK, yes the Humans were wrong in trying to blow everything up and mow down all the trees. But, we forget at the end of the movie Jake Sully says "the aliens went back to their dying world." Timeout. So, you basically just sent them to a shallow grave. Thus, I like the idea that humanity needs unobtanium to prevent its extinction. And I believe this is a realistic scenario. Humanity isn't just going to give up and say "Well, let's just accept extinction." We're gonna keep fighting. (Another reason I like this story is for its small, yet healthy dose of HFY). I also like the addition of actual military forces, not just hired mercenaries. These and other features give humanity redeeming qualities that make for a much better story than just "Humans are evil imperialists who don't care about the environment at all." I also like the redemption specific to Parker Selfridge who goes from a straight up Corrupt Corporate Executive
to a relatable and likable guy. Four stars and two thumbs up!