Hello my lovelies!
LadyShen here again, just dropping by to see how everyone is doing.
Before you read further, I will warn you that this entry contains mature and controversial content at one point. So, if you can't stomach it, just move on.
I've recently been doing a lot of reading (thanks to a serious case of the nasty flu that has left me bed ridden for days) from the children's section of the library only to discover that the theme of shape shifters or beings who change their shape in to animals (and vice versa) is quite common throughout a variety of cultures in our world.
One such story is East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The story is quite lovely if you do decide to read it. As much as I don't want to ruin the plot for you guys, I will add that the prince turns into his human self at the end of the story.
Jane Yolen has also written many short stories in which humans fall in love or mate with forest spirits who shape shift into animals but they often end in tragedy. (T_T)
There are also stories from native North American tribes of warriors who would shape shift into animals to better learn to respect them, their role in nature and what they provide to human kind.
Having said that, tell me how do you guys feel about the fact that Sesshomaru is not quite human? Does it sit well with you that Rin should fall in love with someone who is for all intents and purposes a shape-shifter dog?
I've read many spectacular stories on FFN where Sesshomaru never reverts to his dog form nor does he display anything that would lead us to believe that he is very much an ancient canine spirit. Are we just romanticizing Sesshomaru's true nature?
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I've also read some stories in which an adult Rin ends up having sex with Sesshomaru in a smaller version of his true dog-form. How do you guys feel about that? Is it really too far fetched to imagine that Rin would go that length if Sesshomaru wants to indulge in mating with her in his canine form? Some authors even make him out to be a mix between werewolf looking creature, with white fur and his usual demonic markings, when he mates with Rin. Does it squick you guys or do you just shrug and read on since he isn't human to begin with?
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My intentions are not to get you guys riled up rather just get an opinion on how you feel about and perceive Sesshomaru's true form. So, I apologize in advance if I've offended anyone! It's certainly not my intention.
Last but not least a few community updates:
Personal journals are now featured in our group as long as the content is Sessh/Rin related.
Don't forget to visit when you get a moment. Nothing new has been happening lately but if there's anything you guys can recommend to get the group up and running, it would be much appreciated!
Take a moment to check out They are currently hosting a fun-filled contest in which fanart and fanfiction entries are allowed! You'll have to visit the group for more details.
For the upcoming year, I will share authors who once wrote for the Sessh/Rin fandom but are now either absent from it or updating very casually. The purpose of this promotion is not for you to harass them into writing more stories again, rather for you to enjoy some very well written Sessh/Rin fics. You should leave them reviews, as I'm sure authors love it when you leave them feedback about how much you love their written word! This month's promotion is on Pammazola. I believe the author had been on hiatus for a long time and has started updating casually so let's hope she's back in the fandom for good!
Whew! I think this is the longest entry I've ever done for the community!
Take care, everyone! Till next time~