Bloodbending Your Way To A Better Sex Life!
Crossposted from LJ's fanficrants and fanficrants
Dear Avatar fanauthor:
While having Katara use Bloodbending to spice up her sex life is certainly an approach to smutfic I haven't seen before, I think perhaps you need to keep some things in mind.
First of all, a bit of biology - This takes place in the series' third season, which means that Katara's a 14 year old virgin, and Aang is a 12 year old monk. I highly doubt that Aang will be an expert at fingering a woman to orgasm, or that Katara will be perfectly at ease with fellatio her first time at it. And if Katara still has her hymen? Aang is going tohave one heck of a difficult time massaging her G-spot to give her a climax without breaking it, since it does, in fact, get broken later during the fic and gives Katara a lot of owwing.
Secondly, some canon. Bloodbending is a rare, difficult and morally dubious bending art. Bloodbended people fold up and move around like puppets (hence the name of the episode where the art was introduced.) Using it for something as delicate as moving blood to the penis to force an erection is probably not going to have the hoped-for results. Secondly the art is so difficult that even for a very powerful Waterbender, it is only possible during a night with a full moon. I know Katara is smart, talented and creative, but working that hard on bending and giving her first blowjob at the same time is multitasking on an insane level.
And speaking of insane, let's hit my biggest problem with this fic - characterisation! Katara HATES being a Bloodbender. Hates it. She's only ever performed the technique twice - once on Hama, her 'teacher', out of desperation for Aang and Sokka's lives, and once in a haze of rage on a man she believed (mistakenly) was her mother's murderer. Both times she was severely shaken and upset afterwards that she had a) learned the technique at all, and b) resorted to using it. She isn't going to use it to rape Aang.
Oh yes, it is indeed rape, dear fanauthor. It doesn't matter if Aang is depicted as more than willing - Katara immobilizes him, forces an erection from him using a technique of dubious moral nature, gives him no chance to refuse, and goes right to it. That's an act of sexual assault, and on a boy who is twelve, no less. I have met fourteen year old girls desperate to lose their virginity, but this just takes the freaking cake and vomits all over it so nobody else can enjoy it.
No love, me.