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Liu 'The Jade' Zhang by Avatardragontrainer Liu 'The Jade' Zhang :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 3 0 Lupa Takimuro by Avatardragontrainer Lupa Takimuro :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 1 0 Dega Takimuro by Avatardragontrainer Dega Takimuro :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 1 0
I don't own DreamWorks or Kung Fu Panda
In the distance, Dai could see the lights from Gong-men city, they were getting closer to the City.
"Come on Liu; we're almost there," Dai said.
As they approached the gates, Dai pulled his hood up, covering his face, so they blended in with a group of refugees better entering the city from other cities around China.
"Look at all these people," Liu said looking at the people around them.
"Refugees from the war," Dai said to her
Once they got into the city, Dai lowered his hood.
"Wow!" Liu said looking around as they walked through the streets.
"Just stay close to me," Dai said. "It's easy to get lost here."
They passed merchants trying to sell their wares and stopped when Liu went over to a stall seeing weapons.
"Look at this!" Liu said looking at the daggers, picking up a Jade Dagger. "How much?"
"About fifty Yuan," the stall owner said, Dai walked up next to Liu at that moment.
"Dragon Warrior," He said in shock, bowing, seeing Dai.
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Fleeing the Valley
Fleeing the Valley
Dai, Tigress, and Liu sat around a small campfire just outside the Valley of Peace. Liu had her head resting on Dai’s shoulder, asleep.
Dai was quietly humming a song.
“What are you humming?” Tigress asked breaking the silence.
“Nothing, I’ll stop,” Dai said ceasing his humming.
“No, I like it,” Tigress said smiling a little.
“It’s a lullaby my Mom used to sing to me when I was little,”
“It's nice I…” Tigress was interrupted as an ax landed in the fire, throwing sparks and flames into the air.
“Ambush!” Dai yelled, drawing his sword, startling Liu, waking her up.
Soldiers rushed their camp, Dai quickly cut down the first couple, but more appeared from the trees armed with powerful longbows.
“Go, Run!” He shouted to Tigress and Liu. “I’ll catch up!”
Dai pulled a log from the fire and hurled it at a soldier, hitting him in the head, knock
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The Storm
The Storm
I don’t own Kung Fu Panda.
“Do you have feelings for my daughter?” Master Shifu asked bluntly
"Well, I like her, I think she's a great fighter, but..."
There was a long pause before Dai spoke again.
"Yes, I do," He said
"Listen, I would have been all too happy to stay in that bar, drinking Sake. But I decided to come back, not because I'm the Dragon Warrior, or because it's my destiny, I came back, for Tigress. I don’t want to see her get hurt, because I screwed up,” Tigress heard Dai say to Master Shifu.
Tigress’s breath caught in her chest.
“I see,” Master Shifu said. “I want to two of you to go down to the Village and keep an eye out for Tai Lung. If you see him do not engage him.”
“Yes, Master,” Dai said.
A short while later, he and Tigress headed to the Village and scouted around for Tai Lung.
“This place is creepy when it’s empty,” Dai said as they roamed the empty streets.
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Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior
I do not own Kung Fu Panda
-A few days later, just outside the Valley-
After a few days of playing with the staff weapons, and nearly blowing himself up, Dai had managed to figure them out, they now hung from his right hip as he walked down the road towards a bar. Dai walked up to the entrance, pausing before he entered and walked up to the counter taking a seat at the bar.
"A bottle of Sake please." He said sitting at the bar.
"Aren't you a bit young to be in here?" The bartender asked eyeing Dai.
"Just give it to me," Dai said placing some coins on the bar, placing a hand on his new staffs.
Luckily, it was pretty empty, there weren't any other people in the bar.
"Whatever you say." The Bartender said placing a bottle of Sake on the bar in front of Dai.
"You can leave the bottle," Dai said to the bartender.
"Rough day?" He asked.
"You have no idea," Dai said taking a drink.
About halfway through the bottle, Dai saw a hooded figure enter the bar; he lowered the hood reve
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The Apprentice
The Apprentice
A week later, Dai was still in the Village, having changed his mind about leaving. He’d even managed to purchase a small apartment, how he could afford it Tigress didn’t know, she wasn’t she wanted to know either.
Going down to the Village during a lunch break one day she saw the white tiger in question out for a run.
“Hey Ti,” He said spotting her, running over, slightly out of breath.
“Hello Dai,” Tigress greeted him, noticing he was shirtless, something the male tiger didn’t do very often. Her eyes travel over Dai’s body, she saw how physically fit he was, he wasn’t overly fit or muscle bound like some males she’d seen, his stomach and abs were both flat.
“Nice day for a run,” He said snapping Tigress out of her gaze.
“Yeah,” She said, quickly turning her head away, making Dai chuckle.
“No training today?” He asked.
“No, I’m on a lunch break,
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Liu Zhang's short Adventures
The Plan:
Write a series of random short stories featuring Liu 'The Jade' Zhang; each will be at least 2000 words long and see Liu Zhang facing different challenges from a date with Tuggsy to being kidnapped and taken half-way across China.
The first three:
Liu Zhang is missing! Liu disappears during what should have been a routine mission, no one knows where she is, or what happened to her. She’s on her own, it’s up to her to escape.
Liu is accused of murder, no one believes she’s innocent, not even her mother, Tigress. Out of options, she flees the Valley to try and clear her name while being pursued by the Furious Five.
Tuggsy finally gets up to courage to ask Liu out on a date, but she panics and rejects him, but after a talk with her Mother she c
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Watchful Gaze by Avatardragontrainer Watchful Gaze :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 0 0
Race for Power
Race for Power
Ancient weapons of power are being unearthed across the globe sparking a race between the United States, China, Japan, and Russia to acquire the weapons. The first nation to acquire all of them will have the power to rule the world. The story follows U.S. Agent Allison Nakamura as she travels around the world, racing against time to acquire the weapons before they can be used by the forces of Evil for World domination.
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Japanese Style Martial Arts Sword by Avatardragontrainer Japanese Style Martial Arts Sword :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 1 1
Following the trail
Following the trail
-Outside the Valley of Peace-
-Liu Zhang Pov-
“Where are we going?” I asked.
“There,” Jun said pointing to a bar. “There’s no better place to find information about a criminal,”
“I can’t go in there!” I protested. “It’s full of criminals!”
“As opposed to staying out here?” Jun asked indicating around him to the various criminals hanging around outside the bar.
“Fine,” I said
“Just stay close to me and you’ll be alright,” Jun said.
“Can I help you two?” the bartender asked as we walked up to the bar.
“We’re looking for someone,” Jun said leaning against the bar, “Someone hired an assassin to kill Master Tigress, we want to know who the assassin is,”
“Can’t help you,” The bartender said cleaning out a glass.
“You sure?” Jun said placing a sack of gold coins on the bar.
The barten
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The Jade and the Shadow
The Adventures of Liu Zhang: The Jade and the Shadow
Two assassins are hired to hunt down the Furious six when both Tigress and Liu are badly injured. Liu, with the help of a new student, embarks on an undercover mission through China’s vast criminal network to track down the person who hired the assassins before they have the chance to strike again.
Chapter 1: New Arrival
-Liu Zhang Pov-
I awoke excited when I heard the gong ring, today Master Shifu would be intruding a new student, a tiger no less.
“Good morning master!” I said with everyone else.
“Good morning students,” Master Shifu said back.
“Due to the new student arriving, I have no training for you today,” He said.
“Master, when will the student be arriving?” My adopted mom asked.
“He should be arriving by noon today,” Master Shifu said.
As we had no training, we all spent the day milling around the Palace, doing nothing.
-Tigress Pov-
I watched my
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Kiera Nakamura Version 2 by Avatardragontrainer Kiera Nakamura Version 2 :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 2 0 Liu Zhang in Skyrim by Avatardragontrainer Liu Zhang in Skyrim :iconavatardragontrainer:Avatardragontrainer 3 2


The Leopard Sun: Fire and Stone by balaa The Leopard Sun: Fire and Stone :iconbalaa:balaa 394 8 The Dancer by 0laffson
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The Dancer :icon0laffson:0laffson 200 119
Preview - The Dancer by 0laffson
Mature content
Preview - The Dancer :icon0laffson:0laffson 115 171
Tomb Raider II - The Great Wall of China LS by Inna-Vjuzhanina Tomb Raider II - The Great Wall of China LS :iconinna-vjuzhanina:Inna-Vjuzhanina 265 27 Korra by Br0ny Korra :iconbr0ny:Br0ny 12,724 666 Lifesize Snow Leopard Plush by WhittyKitty Lifesize Snow Leopard Plush :iconwhittykitty:WhittyKitty 465 58
Kung Fu Panda: The Adventures of Liu Zhang.
FULL TITLE: Kung Fu Panda: The Adventures of Liu Zhang - The Art Of Being Parallel.

It can be really thrilling and exiting when you are at the legendary Jade Palace in the training hall trying to improve your deadly skills in martial arts and gymnastics whilst trying to stay alive. It isn’t a joke when you literally have to keep an eye out for the Tiger Claws, the swinging hoops high above the swirled beams that twist whilst keeping your balance and sparring with an opponent.
Especially when one of them is the legendary Furious Five and Po, The Dragon Warrior!
It is now known as The Furious Six with me, Liu “The Jade” Zhang being the adopted daughter to Master Tigress.
I had been on the twirled beams, avoided Tiger Claws, The Jade Bowl of Wisdom, the Fire Pit, the Gator Gauntlet, and sparred a few times. This is really tiring, but its great to sit down afterwards to a delicious meal which tonight is my all-time favourite brought from my Zhang’s down at H
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''Daily'' sketch - Cheet by 0laffson ''Daily'' sketch - Cheet :icon0laffson:0laffson 143 90 An Tigress Quest by nymeriadire An Tigress Quest :iconnymeriadire:nymeriadire 51 23 Aravi by ThunderboltFire Aravi :iconthunderboltfire:ThunderboltFire 109 26 Skyrim Closeup: Dey by DeyVarah Skyrim Closeup: Dey :icondeyvarah:DeyVarah 524 25 Dragon princess by Fulualea Dragon princess :iconfulualea:Fulualea 447 17 Casual Lynx by TitusW Casual Lynx :icontitusw:TitusW 324 37 Preview - Tribal Cat by 0laffson Preview - Tribal Cat :icon0laffson:0laffson 138 64 Solitude by Suzamuri Solitude :iconsuzamuri:Suzamuri 132 15 The Cheetah and the Vixen by 0laffson The Cheetah and the Vixen :icon0laffson:0laffson 308 105


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Lupa Takimuro
Drawing of Jweaks2016's Oc Lupa Takimuro Daughter of Kiro Takimuro and Mei-Ling

Her first appearance Next Gen with a vengeance

(No major spoilers)

Firstly this isn’t a review of the movie, just my thoughts on it.

I went to see Kung Fu Panda 3 a couple weeks ago, a couple things have been on my mind since. Now, firstly it wasn’t a bad movie, I liked the villain, the story line was alright…I guess.

The first thing I noticed is how Tigress has definitely softened up since KFP2, but I’m honestly not sure if I like it or not yet. With the addition of her new, more eye-catching outfit, I guess I expected her to have a more central role, yet she still seemed like a background character.

But then it is Kung Fu Panda, not Kung Fu Tigress

I think what’s happened is I’ve read so many Fan-Fiction stories, like Path of the Rising Sun here on DA, that are more mature and focus more on Tigress. That it’s sort of warped my view of the movies and I’ve forgotten that, at its core, Kung Fu Panda is still a kids movie.

As for the state of a possible Tigress/ Po pairing, I don’t think Dreamworks is heading in that direction, I didn’t really see any evidence of Ti/Po in the movie at all. I’d have to watch it again to be absolutely sure, I hate to say it but I think Tigress and Po are heading for the ‘just friends’ relationship. Tigress did call Po ‘A Friend’ at one point, but that’s the closest to Ti/Po the movie got.

If that’s what Dreamworks wants them to just be friends, fine, but they should include another tiger for Tigress then.

All in all, I don’t think it was a bad movie, but I’ve read Fan-Fictions that are better, more mature, focus more on my favorite character (Tigress). I’ll still buy it on DVD when it comes out (If only for the Directors commentary) but as of now, KFP2 is still my favorite of the three.


Those are my thoughts on KFP3, it took me awhile to come to these conclusions and they are of course, subject to change if I learn anything new.


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xXShadowTiger20Xx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Tnx for the fave!
SnakeTeeth12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ops, I forgot to say:
Thanks a lot for the fave :D
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
Avatardragontrainer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank You!
SnakeTeeth12 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, there :D
Thank You SO Much for the +watch :la:

I really appreciate it ^^
Avatardragontrainer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, it's something I probably should have done awhile ago
SnakeTeeth12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ hehe
Avatardragontrainer Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, not sure why it took me so long.

By the way, a new preview of The Jade and the Shadow is up if you wanna take a look
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SnakeTeeth12 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave :D
I hope you enjoy the series ^^

Oh, I'm taking free drawing requests, would you like one?
Avatardragontrainer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, I'm working on an adventures of Liu Zhang myself so I thought I'd give yours a look. Mine's called The Jade and The Shadow.

 Yes I would, I don't know what I'd want done though, maybe my KFP Oc Dai in like an action pose with his twin Kodachi swords, can you do that?
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