Reviews: The Full Metal Bitch
It tries to hard. And it just fails.
Honestly, this "tough toph" is two things:
- a) Weaker than the canon one. (she can't bend sand or truly see with vibration, like Toph demonstrated in the Phoenix King)B) A parody of the badass action girl.
This fic strikes the perfect balance between comedy and in-depth character analysis. Many lampshades are hung, and you might just shed a tear or two for the older Miss Bei Fong.
More than anything else, this is an examination of Fan Wank. Go to any Avatar site and you'll find reams of gushing about the unmitigated awesomeness that is Toph Bei Fong. In Full Metal Bitch, Lavanya Six turns Toph Up To Eleven to show that there is such a thing as being too Bad Ass. Underneath it all, even the strongest need love and companionship; call it Glurge if you must, but Some Anvils Need To Be Dropped. This one's for Toph.