Mai's slothful emotional tendencies put her brother's life in danger.
(#) Blackfire 18 2006-07-06 02:24:07 AMVery interesting take on Mai's character. (I adored her in the show myself!) I believe the chapter is aptly named, for one who is rather bored and disconnected with the world as she. Mai's obvious skill is not used enough and thus she has turned to sloth.
As far as Mai's attitude toward her brother, I would have to reserve judgement until we see more of her in the story. As disinterested as she is, I would believe she would have some emotional connection with her brother. My take is that she thought her brother in safe hands with the "rebels"; at least for the time being. I do believe your impression of Mai understanding Azula's true motives are spot on! Great work!