Do you like tacos?
Or, for that matter, have you ever eaten a taco?
The pervert in me is going to read this question in a completely different manner than you were probably intending. So I'll just say that, yes, I love tacos. And I have eaten many. Though I like them the best when I add my own meat and sour cream.
Why the heck does Sesshomaru think that love is a weakness? Wouldnt it be a strength? The moron is so self-centered! Ahhhhh! I've trevled with him and now I know that he's a jerk! And if you agree with me just say so.
Girl who likes Inuyasha and you better
Love actually can be a weakness at times. Any emotion that's strong enough can cloud your judgement. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with love, but touting it as an infallible strength and the ultimate solution to everything is just as silly as calling it entirely worthless.
Dear Papa,why did you leave fluffy wit da weak sword inupapa (and im no fan girl im a boy geez) i mean he really hates dat dumb thing i dont see why u would do it p.s. bad doggy!!!!! (sprays wit wa wa)
I'm not as well-versed in Moron as I used to be, but if I'm translating this letter correctly, I believe it reads, "Dear Papa, What could have compelled you to leave your elder son with an apparently weaker weapon? Also, I feel the need to point out that I am a male fan rather than a female one. Your son does not appear to have taken kindly to the weapon he was bestowed, so I am curious as to your reasoning. It makes you seem like an unworthy parent. I shall now give you a slight spritzing."
To answer this question, I gave Sesshoumaru Tenseiga because he was already powerful enough on his own, and needed to learn a bit of humility.
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[link concerning Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen removed]
That is all.
Yeah. So I can finally say, "Yes, the Inuyasha anime is continuing." There's also a high possibility that Viz will simulcast it, since they already have the rights for it. No actual airdate has been announced yet, though people are suspecting October 2009. If I have the motivation, I'll be re-opening the old Inu Goya site, though it's in desperate need of an overhaul.
What is it that you prefer more: hugs, wiffle balls, or milk bones?
Hugs, a thousand times over. Wiffle balls and milk bones don't keep you warm on a lonely night.
what if we can't be patient about waiting for information about your first meet scene thing with izy? i mean in your memories your still just a firckin little pup! how long will it take ya to get that far ha?! are you planing on skipping a few years so it won't get so annoying or am i going to have to come down there and force you to?! im kidding don't hurt me *cowers in fear*
insane person that loves you
The reason I don't say anything about that here is because I try to keep this section as canonical as possible and don't use the Memoirs as a definitive answer to anything (unless someone has a question that is specifically Memoirs-related).
i hit a standstill in one of my stories, and i was wondering if you could give me some advice... you see, i have problems to where i write myself into a writers block, and i don't know where to go in the story... i want to keep people reading... my story is at a complete standstill.... i really need help...
p.s. i thank you for all the advice so far.
I hit writer's block quite often as well, as I usually delve into a story with only an outline of what's going to happen and work out the details along the way. The problem of "I know everyone needs to get from A to B, but I don't know how to get there". Talking it over with readers helps, I've found, as just the process of bouncing ideas off them can get things worked out. Feedback helps, too, so I can work off ideas that I know they want to see.
Dear Papa, Two Qestions:
1) how did you and Izayoi Meet?
2) where did you two get married?
Stole My Blue Rose
Dear I Did Not Steal It,
1) That's what the Memoirs are there to explain. Be patient.
2) We never were "married" as doing so would require the recognition of the validity of our relationship, which both human and youkai society would not bow to.
do dog demons usually mate for life? and if so why was it you married two people? was Sesshomaru's mother merely for political standing?
Dear My Name,
I wouldn't know much about "usually" since I was never much a part of dog youkai society. I know that normal dogs don't, and human monogamy is a social construct rather than a biological one, so my guess would be "no". Sesshoumaru's mother... ended up being a political move, but it was on her part, not mine.
I was just wondering how you(the author, the guy behind the keyboard) thinks about Sesshoumaru's and Inuyasha's relationship.
They pretty much let the impression that they hate each other and desire each other's death but they both worked together through the series with just a few pounches and some wounds.
Also, when they went at your grave, Seshoumaru pounched Inuyasha because he disrespected you but it was only one pounch, a big brother lesson's pounch, in my eyes.
I think that they don't actually hate each other the way people think they do.
I am most curious about Sesshoumaru. He seems to be envious of Inuyasha, mostly because you left him the sword he wanted but I tend to think that he is actually jealous because "you" died for Inuyasha. Maybe he thinks that put in the same situation, "you" wouldn't do the same for him.
However, he had many oportunities through the series and the manga to kill Inuyasha, but he didn't. Moreover, he even defended Inuyasha on various ocasions(some people say that he is escused since he is entitled to kill anyone who tries to kill Inuyasha, because he already lay claim on Inuyasha's death) and he even preffered to give Tensaiga's power to Inuyasha(which was most probably because of his wounded ego).
I think that deep down they both try to hide it but they do think of each other as brothers and they feel bounded together.
Still, I want your honest opinion on this(and please, do not try dry humour on this as you do on many serious questions here but answer seriously on crazy fangirls letters)
P.S:I will not hug you nor give you any milkbones... I was wondering, don't you mind it when people treat you in their letters like a stupid puppy?
Hope you have a lovely day.
I don't really know if I'd go so far to say they "care" about each other. When Sesshoumaru first appeared, when the topic of Inuyasha came up, his reaction was something like, "Oh, yeah, him. I forgot he existed." So my guess is that for the majority of the time prior to the series, Sesshoumaru was merely aware that Inuyasha existed but beyond that pretty much ignored him. It was only when the sword came into play, and it turned out it went to the kid that Sesshoumaru had been ignoring (and therefore by extension assumed his father had been ignoring) that things got ugly. It was nothing more than an entitlement complex. Inuyasha never had any hard feelings towards Sesshoumaru and never had any desire to kill him, whereas Sesshoumaru simply needed to get over his "mine, mine, mine" attitude before he could... more or less resume his apathy towards Inuyasha.
I don't really mind when people treat me like a stupid puppy since I was kind of the one who initiated it by acting like a stupid puppy. I reap what I sow.
you really get annoyed when people use fan names on this site ha? course i agree that a few get a little out of hand, (even though i'm one of the people who can't stop using Inukimi as ur first wifes name, why doesn't she have a frickin name in the first place anyway?!) but this is to help Armature Writer i think they meant do you have any good ideas for a last name, not that they didn't know your last name.
PS. um can i have a hug? (puppy dog eyes)
I'm fine with people using fan names for their own purposes to refer to characters who obviously must have had names but were never mentioned. I simply get annoyed at the people who insist that the fan name they use IS the character's name and pester me that it's official and I should be using it, too. So saying "I use the name ____ to refer to Sesshoumaru's mother," that's fine. It's saying, "Sesshoumaru's mother's name is _____, so why don't you call her that?" that's irritating.
The whole "last name" thing is sort of in the same vein. While it can be reasonably assumed that Sesshoumaru's mother had a given name, and therefore it's acceptable to invent one for your own purposes to refer to her if you can't get around making her nameless, it can also be reasonably assumed that characters such as Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, and myself do NOT have a surname, therefore I am hesitant to suggest one. If you had to define yourself beyond your given name, usually it was the place you were from. So the closest thing to a "full name" I'd have would be something like "Inu no Taishou of Saigoku".
And here's a hug for having to listen to all of that. *hug*
just kind of curious, do you draw all the pics on your site.... cause i envy those dang things. >.>
Dear just me,
Yes, all the artwork on this site is original art by me. Most of the site artwork and Memoirs illustrations were drawn in OpenCanvas and colored in Photoshop, while most of the art in the Gallery was drawn and colored in Photoshop.
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind helping me with a personaly problem. This girl I really like, has gone through...well...say a lot of mistreatment. She seems to think that I will do the same to her even though I have shown I wouldn't. What should I do? I love her, but I am afraid to hurt her?
-places a brand new katana at your feet-
Sadly in Love
Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do besides be patient. If someone has been hurt in a previous relationship, they're naturally going to be untrusting of new people. It's likely not any fault of yours that she won't open up to you, she simply has to recover from her prior trauma. Just don't push it. Aggressive kindness is still aggression, and it might still come across as threatening to someone who's been abused. You just need to be there when she needs it.
ok, ok, i know you don't like people that write certain kinds of fan fictions about your son, or sons. i get that, but i need your help. i am writing a finfic but i can't figure out a good last name for you. its been bothering me so dang much this last week. could you possibly give me some possibilities?
PS. i love your character a lot and people do you a great in justice in almost everything i've read. i feel bad for you. i am sorry
Dear Amateur writer,
I don't have a last name. This isn't a matter of not knowing my last name, it's a matter of me simply not having one. That's... pretty much all there is to it. In my time, most people didn't unless they were of a powerful family, and even then their "last names" were typically just the region they were from. I may have been powerful, but I didn't really have a "lineage" to back it, so I was still surname-less.
I stumbled across your website only recently, so I still have many pages to go in your archive. Reading the letters makes my work day go much faster! I do have a question, because I think Kappei is just amazing as Inuyasha but I have not found anything about this on YouTube or anywhere else: does he do the growling himself or is that computer-generated or enhanced? I know that's not very important, but I really think the voice cast is incredible. Each of the characters has such a distinctive voice, and they convey so much emotion that although I had never seen an anime before, the first time I watched Inuyasha I was immediately hooked.
If I may, I would also like to convey my sincerest admiration for the wisdom of many of your responses here. I am 30 years old and well remember what it was like to obsess over fictional creations and real or imagined school drama, and your sensitivity and kindness are truly admirable. Love your sense of humor as well. =P
Aw, I appreciate your compliments, but I wouldn't really consider myself "sensitive". I can get kind of snarky if someone rubs me the wrong way for too long. A lot of the more mindless fangirlish questions that I receive simply never get answered here since I don't want to bother with them (or subject the general public to them). You'd be appalled how many letters I get threatening or otherwise forcing me to consider the prospect of sexual abuse upon myself or my family.
As for Inuyasha's voice, I would assume that Yamaguchi Kappei does all the vocal sound effects himself, though I have never seen any information one way or the other.
(ed: "Papa-sama, are cats food?")
(Well, it's not like they're inedible, but I've never eaten one myself.)
I am The Mail Girl and Guide of heaven, Earth and Hell(Funny isn't it, I'm Also Death) And i have went to heaven to pick up mail and i saw your lovely Human Wife Izaiyoi. She told me toy tell you "HURRY UP WITH YOUR MEMOIRS!!! I NEVER HEARD OF YOUR CHILDHOOD STORY AND YOU NEVER BOTHERED TO TELL ME ABOUT IT!!! CARRY ON MY DEAREST!" And Your First Wife from Earth (Yes she is still alive) And seeing that you can't remember her name I have a list from birth to death names. Hold on...*Reading List* Ah-ha! Found it! Tsukami Is her name. And she has sent you *Going through mail* "MY DEAR LONG DEAD HUSBAND. I WISH FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS...YOUR SON (SESSHOMARU) HAS TAKEN A GREAT INTEREST IN READING YOUR MEMOIRS. AND HE ASKED ME QUESTIONS OF IT. I TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO ASK YOU FOR IT. BUT BEING THE STUBBORN BOY THAT HE IS (WONDER WHERE HE GOT THAT FROM) HE WON'T ASK YOU. AND IT WOULD BE PLEASING IF YOU WOULD HELP HIM. AND I AM CURIOUS....HOW DID YOU FORGET MY NAME? I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. BUT SEEING YOU ARE DEAD I CAN'T REALLY KNOCK YOU UPSIDE THE HEAD LIKE I DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER. BUT WE CAN'T ALL HAVE WHAT WE WANT. YOUR LOVING WIFE, TSUKAMI"
And both your wives are wondering how life in hell is. I too have a question.....What was your favorite memory of your life?
Ah i must be going, Apparently Ryokoutsuei is causing trouble again in the ninth circle of hell...#Where is Inutaisho!!!???# And apparently he want to speak to you but i won't let him. 2,000 more years and he'll be let go then he can hang out with you again! Anyways i must be off. Goodbye!
Death (The Girl Death)
Dear Death Girl,
*rubs his forehead* Okay, really, this "Tsukami" thing is getting out of hand. You're free to call her whatever you want in your own stories and role-plays, given that she has no official name. But please, PLEASE stop coming here and insisting over and over to me that this is her name. It is not. It's a judo grappling move. Or I suppose it could mean "spit god" or "mound body". But in any case, it is beyond unlikely that this is her name. I do not say her name in this section for the simple fact that she does not have one and I would like to avoid misinformation whenever possible.
i'm sorry i was out of it when i accused you of doing things, that were exsplicitly out of your hands. The fact that i forgot you had died was why i said you abandoned your children. i truely apalogize. also, how do you keep your ispiration for writing, for i am getting tired of it, but i really love to, i just want to know how you keep writing these stories, and why you don't get bored of them?
You're forgiven. And I'd be lying if I said I never got bored with writing or ran out of ideas. I hit writer's block just as much as anyone, though forcing myself to stick to a semi-regular schedule helps. If I don't set deadlines for myself, I end up procrastinating and never get around to thinking anything up. Though feedback is definitely a big motivator, too, and I appreciate it.
This isn't really a question so you don't need to answer it, but I just wanted to let you know that I just finished the most recent chapter of the memoirs and I have to tell you that this story is amazing! I really like it a lot, and you do an amazing job with details and characterization! I don't know a lot about the Inu no Taisho, but it feels like you're doing him great justice in writing these. It seems so real and I could almost picture it as an anime! I love how you also add a picture into each chapter, it really makes it all worthwhile! I can't wait for chapter 40!
All the best!
Thanks for reading. I've been trying to keep to the same "style" as the original series, along with doing my best to both not contradict canon and to try to offer my own explanations as to how certain canon situations came to be. It's also taken quite a bit of research into the period to make sure I don't end up with cultural discrepancies or anachronisms. But as long as someone is enjoying it, all the work is worthwhile.
I've seen your weapons, have your ever used a Masamune katana/wakasashi?
ps, i am new to this site.
Rohon, English Dog General
Dear General Rohon,
I haven't. A "Masamune" would refer to a sword crafted by the man of the same name, and most of my weaponry through the years were custom jobs by people I knew, and I never met the man. Welcome to the site, though.
A great many leaders have chafed under the responsibilities of a position of power, and clearly your being so powerful had consequences for both you and your family. Did you enjoy being Inu-no-Taishou, and would you take the role again, were you given a chance to do things over?
A-hahahahaha. ... No. I did not like being the Inu no Taishou at ALL. It was a position I took as a matter of necessity, but if things had been different, I would have been totally fine just living a quiet life as a nobody. When you're Top Dog, it pretty much means you're no longer a person, but a symbol. You're the guy that everyone in the world wants to best, for bragging rights or to obtain that power for themselves. And naturally they do whatever they can to torture you into defeat. It sucked. Horribly. The only upside to it is that, because Ryuukossei and I mutually annihilated each other, there was no longer a youkai who could be judged to be "on top" and therefore the senseless fighting stopped.
How are you doing in the between world? I have some milk bones coming your way, you should get them within a couple of days. I am just curious, is the reason why Sesshomaru dislikes human because of Inuyasha's okaa-san? Or is it just he thinks of them to be beneath him? Just curious!
He just finds humans beneath him. He views humans probably the same way you view insects. It's not like he has any personal grudge against them, but it doesn't bother him any to wipe a few of them out if they happen to get annoying.
I'm sorry to bother, I just have a few youkai questions on my mind. Eheh...^^u See, I'm a writer, and while I no longer write so much Inuyasha--don't worry, I didn't make any random offspring, except for in one crossover, haha. And it wasn't finished, plus that was in the crazy fangirl days.
Anyway, althoug I don't write so much Inuyasha anymore, I do write a fair bit about demons, and I was wondering...are youkai liable to make a big deal if a demon is genetically quarter human? Such as if a demon and a half-demon were to mate? I have my own writer's solution for that, but I figured you'd be best to ask. =)
Also, would you think it logical that, if a demon were experimented on or something, they might be affected genetically?
Sorry for the off-the-wall questions, I know you aren't an encyclopedia, but you are quite old and hopefully well-learned. Haha.
I'm actually not that well-learned on general youkai "culture", if it exists. "Youkai" is about as diverse a designation as "human", and since humans don't have one single set of cultural norms or prefereces, I would guess neither do youkai. So it would depend on the background and specific upbringing of the youkai in question to know whether or not they'd take any issue to it.
No, I would not find it logical for a youkai to be altered genetically if experimented on. I wouldn't find it logical for anything to be altered "genetically". You'd have to physically alter every strand of DNA in every single cell in its body. It's just not feasible. Otherwise you'd just have a patch of cells with foreign DNA, which would either be set upon by the body's immune system or become cancerous. The only way to conceivably genetically alter something is from the moment of conception when it's still a single cell, and let that adjustment replicate itself throughout its development.
Then again, I only have a small smattering of knowledge of biology, but from what I understand of it, at least, "genetic alteration" of a mature individual doesn't seem to make much sense.
I love your Art! But there was one pic that was so terrifying it really scared me. Was that pic of you happened when you were protecting Izaiyoi? The one with the Red eyes and the Sharp claws?
Thak you !
PS: Heres a hug and some Turkey jerky. It's more healthy for you anyways.
Me drinks 7-UP.
Dear 7-Up Drinker,
Er, no. I don't really go into psycho-killer-berserker mode with the intent of protecting anything. It's sort of the youkai "fight or flight" mechanism, except ours packs quite a bit of "fight". I have no conscious control over it nor am I aware of what I'm doing, so if Izayoi was around when it happened, she'd likely get torn apart just like everyone else.
Do you sometimes have those moments where absolutely nothing is going on and you just can't find anything to, but you aren't tired? If you do, what happens? And have there ever been any random or really weird moments there? Could you tell us about some?
P.S.- Have a box of hugs and puzzles.
Do you reeeeeallly want to know the answer to what a guy does when he's bored and alone?
I called up your webcam, and got a view of your roomie Housenki. HeeHee! But can he use the Mouse? Perhaps you can ask him a question for me. As the creator of the Balck Pearl, I got the impression that magic pearls were all he could make. But his body after death is made of adamant, which he imbues Tetsusaiga with. So is it just pearls, or could he make other gems as well?
Here's half a dozen buffalo steaks and a hug. What would Housenki like?
Housenki is a youkai who masters over gems, so he is skilled with all manners of stone. Too bad the guy sheds diamond splinters all over the house. Have you ever stepped on one of those? There's a reason it's called "the hardest substance on earth".
have you ever drank sake?
I've had it as a formality on a number of occasions but it's not something I partake of as a habit. I'm not much of a fan of alcohol in general.
Dear Papa, do you feel sad to know that your youngest son is bullyed by sesshomaru,and that inuyasha is negeleted also will inuyasha ever marry kagome and do you feel sorry that you died when iunyasha was first born what whould you give to see him again and are inuyasha's and sesshomaru's sernames taisho.
Dear Mr. Taylor,
It's sad to know that it came to that, but Inuyasha can take care of himself at his age. Considering the fact that he even got to the age he is now means that the bullying couldn't have been too lethal. Inuyasha and Kagome implicitly marry at the end of the manga. And none of us have any surnames. "Taishou" is a rank.
Dear Papa, i was wondering, if there should be and older sister in the mix. I made a younger sis in my fan fic but if the was any other siblings that would make it really cool!
Sibling... for who? Well, no matter who it is, the answer is "no, there are no sisters". I am not the manwhore that fanfiction makes me out to be, I did not go around having thousands of female offspring after conceiving with Izayoi.
why did you pratically abandon your off spring. were you afraid to be commited to something so overwhelming in your life, that you just didn't want to be there?
Also, i enjoyed reading your memoirs, it gives a person an experience of the hardships that you've had to go through. it's admirable stories that draw you ina keep you captivated. theres not many things i enkoy reading, partly because soem things are best left in the mind. i wish to continue reading more if i get the chance.
A... abandon?! I... kind of DIED, it wasn't like I ran away from responsibilities. And at this point, Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru are grown enough that they don't need a helicopter daddy hovering over them and kissing every boo-boo, anyway.
And I'm glad the memoirs are entertaining to some people. People never think their own lives are particularly exciting, so it's hard for me to judge them myself.
how did yo meet iziuya... or something like that... i bet it's a nice story ^_^
here's a bath tub of milkbones
I do not believe I'm familiar with this "Iziuya" you speak of. If you're possibly referring to "Izayoi", well, that story's what the memoirs are for. Eventually.
If a hanyou mates with a human, will the kid be a half demon, or quarter demon? Just wondering!XD Sincerely,
EEVEE LUVS JAKKY
Quarter youkai, genetically. One parent will provide a fully-human set of genes whereas the other will provide a genome that is half youkai and half human, resulting in a net combination of 3/4 human and 1/4 youkai.
I have a very bad addiction and I cant seem to stop. My problem is reading Kagome and Sesshomaru fanfictions. I am constanly on the computer waiting for fanfic alerts. pleae give me some advice on stop.
I heart kagsessfics
Dear scary fangirl,
I think there's counseling programs for that. But in the meantime, if you need ways to work yourself out of your, er, habit, just remind yourself that Kagome and Sesshoumaru never even spoke to each other until the very end of the manga, neither has ever shown any interest in the other, and the pairing makes absolutely no logical sense. In the meantime, why don't you read fanfics about me and Izayoi? Now THERE'S a pairing worth writing about. *beams*
why didn't Inuyasha go bilistic when he saw Kirara, since Inuyasha is a dog (no offence) and she is a cat.
PS if you see Kikyou down there can you call her a back stabbing boyfrind stealer thanks muchly, and here is a doggy brush for your fur and ...um...can I have a hug?
Because I'd like to think my kid is a bit more mature than that and wouldn't go ballistic at every little thing. Also, I don't think you're in any position to be calling Kikyou a "boyfriend stealer". Last I checked, Kikyou was there first.
I'm curious, were you satisfied with how the manga ended?
I've always been curious if maybe she should have done something with Kagome being in the past like having her parents find out something about her in some documents relating to the Feudal Era or something like that. It was a definite open-ending in my opinion but I would love to hear yours!
I was satisfied with the manga ending. My biggest complaint with it, actually, was the Sango/Sesshoumaru thing that never got explicitly resolved, and that I think deserved some finality. Yeah, we as the readers know he's developed enough as a character that he probably wouldn't take her up on her request that he kill her for trying to kill Rin, but the fact that she made the offer at all means that she doesn't know this, and therefore it seems like Takahashi could have spared a panel or two after the battle was over to bring it up again, then just say, "Yeah, nevermind" or something. Instead it was just never mentioned again, and you have to figure that either it was resolved offscreen or Sango's still left wondering three years later when and if Sesshoumaru's going to come kill her.
Dear Papa,I was wondering,besides Japanese and English,what languages do talk?I mean fluently....secondly,what do you consider a VERY beautyful place in Japan?and the last : is it true that in Japan are many ..um..earthquakes?Yesterday ,the walls started just..MOVING,I tough I'd die from heart attack X_X
English and Japanese are the only languages I know well, but I know words and phrases in a handful of other languages. Japan has a lot of beautiful places, so I don't know if I could specify just one. Mt. Fuji and Hokkaido are good places to start, though. Yes, Japan does have a lot of earthquakes, due to the entire island chain lying along a fault line, but the country has done a lot of work on its infrastructure to compensate.
when i was watching one show of inuyasha i saw him playing with Buyo(sp?) well i was wondering if you saw a small, cute, cudully, kitten would you hug it, name it, play with it, take it home and have a little companion, or all of the above?
I think Buyo looks like he would go well with mayonnaise. ... He, she, I don't know. Buyo appears to be calico, so I guess perhaps it's a "she", but then again cartoons make male cows with udders all the time, so I'm not going to try to guess what gender that cat is.
how did you actually die? I saw you die in the third movie but Myoga said that the wound you receved from Rokuosai (sp?) is ultimultly what killed you. i'm kunfuzled
I died due to wounds received in the battle with Ryuukossei. The movies aren't really "canon" per se since they're not written by Takahashi, so they quite often give information that's contradicted by the manga (such as the whole Tenseiga/Souryuuha thing which I still haven't quite figured out what they were even trying to do with that, and then the manga later specified that Tenseiga had no offensive ability, and that combining Tessaiga and Tenseiga's powers would in fact cause Tenseiga's powers to be absorbed by Tessaiga, not create some super-sparkly attack). So, yeah, movies: A fun romp, but don't take them seriously.
so you like science? kewl. but the fact you could change your DNA means that you would probably be more susceptible to DNA mutation so that would be bad for you. and what if you had censer? would that cell be unable to change because of the mutation in it? hmmmm im interested in this. or would it become a different demon and detach itself from you after it grows. anyway sorry. LOL :D
To into science/anime geek
In the words of Bill Nye, Science Rules! And if I could change my DNA, I would figure that meant I was impervious to mutation, since if something went wrong in transcription, I could just fix it myself. Of course, that would assume I am consciously aware of what every single cell in my body is doing at any given time. Though I don't know much about cancer youkai. Like, if there's a HeLa youkai floating around out there somewhere, which would actually be kind of sweet.
How did you react when you found out you were going to have a half demon for a son?
PS: can i have a hug? here is a steak for your troubles
About the same way I'd react if I bred a horse and a donkey and ended up with a mule. I'm a youkai and I knocked up a human, what else would I expect to get? A llama?
Though I guess the real surprise was the fact that humans and youkai are genetically compatible at all. I wonder if my ability to shapeshift goes all the way to the chromosome level, then. I must be pretty damn talented if I can manipulate each base pair of my DNA at will. Would explain why I live so long, since I could just instantly repair cancer and telomere degradation. ... SCIENCE, BABY!
hi! it's Sango, one of inuyasha's friends. i was wondering, if your ears are "floppy", then why are inuyasha's like a cat?!
oh, here's a raw hide, i thought you my like it.
Er... I dunno. Recessive trait, maybe? Maybe it's because he's still young and they haven't grown out yet. Most Japanese dogs have small, pointy ears, anyway. Mine are actually more of the oddball variety. Old men tend to have giant ears, and all.
hey papa. I was wondering why they randomly put Janis in the Inuyasha game??
PS can I have a hug? oh and here is a bucket of jumbo milkbones
Since I'm not technologically elite enough to have a DS, I haven't actually played the American-made Inuyasha game, but my guess that since it was intended for an American audience, they thought to include an American character. Despite that making... no real sense whatsoever. I guess companies just assume the bulk of their target audience are xenophobes. *hugs*
How often do you update your story? I know I've only been reading it for a few days but I have an unfortunate habit of being annoyingly impatient.
Also, please post a photo of yourself from the webcam on the site for those who are to poor to afford one (a webcam, that is)
And for the sake of being off topic, will you be my friend & may I offer you a hug?
I've been trying to update the story weekly, usually in the Tuesday-Wednesday vicinity, but I don't really have a strict schedule I keep to, given that it depends heavily on my real-life schedule and whether or not I've gotten the plot worked out enough in my head to write the next chapter.
You're welcome to give me a hug and you're always a potential friend, but I find the term "friend" tends to lose a lot of meaning if I simply hand the title out to anyone who asks.
if you could have a pet/ friend stay with you and replacing skull diamond head what would it be.
Hopefully someone more cuddly than a guy made of rock. If you're having a bad day, a guy covered in diamond spikes is not particularly inviting to hug. But I'm covered in fur! Won't someone hug me? I'm totally cuddly.
What is with some of the men in Inuyasha wearing makeup? Specifically, lipstick and eye shadow. On some of the manga covers, Naraku and even Sesshomaru have the slightest hint of lipstick, not to mention Byakuya. Is this meant to make them look more imposing or something, or does it just emphasize their bishounen-ness? When I first saw Byakuya, I thought he was a girl because of his lipstick!
It's actually to emphasize their eyes. It's similar to old Egyptian art as well that depicts people with heavy eyeliner. It's only in modern times and Western culture that eye makeup has been considered effeminate. It used to be a sign of power.
what is your favortie food?
do you have any hobbies?
when you get bord (sp?) do you just lie around or do you do something like cook?
and last but not least will you be my friend or if not may i have a hug?
p.s. here is a rag doll do what you want with it ^-^
I'd have to say my favorite food is steak. My only canon appearance in the manga was an image of me making off with a cow, after all. Mmm, I luffs mah cow meat. I guess my hobbies would be working on this website and... uh... you know, being dead really is pretty boring. I do cook sometimes, but cooking isn't as much fun if you don't get to share it with people, and I'm alone most of the time. The roomie is just this skull thing with diamonds for a body, so he doesn't really have much of a sense of taste. Just chomps on rocks all day...
want to play dress up with me?
Dear my Izayoi,
Only if I get to be the maid this time.
You are by far the most impressive inuyoukai I've ever had the pleasure to write to. Being so, I felt that you'd be the best being to go to in order to answer my question: Does Sesshoumaru actually have a castle of his own or live in his mother's castle, or is he really a homeless wanderer like Ms. Takahashi portrays him as? He did give Rin that kimono at the end of the manga, and since he's not the kleptomaniac type, can I assume he inherited a sprawling palace and substantial funds from you...or is that just a fan's imagination?
Cloudless Days of Fun
What do you mean he's not a kleptomaniac? His very first appearance in the manga was slaughtering an entire bandit camp just so he could steal a boat. What the heck does he need with a boat? He can FLY! No, all he got from me was his sword, fashion sense, and dashing good looks. His mother, being of an influential lineage, has a castle and wealth, but it's all still technically hers since she's still alive and everything. Not to mention the fact that Jaken was so surprised that he even had a mother indicates he probably doesn't stop by the house very often.
Dear Papa, in your lifetime what was the weirdest thing you have ever done ( like do a trick with bones, balance on a ball, ect.)
here is a dog brush and a snack for you. ^-^
I was once forced to wear shiny silver Hammer pants. Does that count?
Thank you for not actually listing a 'name' in your Memoirs - other than Woof. I realize that it is difficult to explain the nuances of how to pronounce this name properly in text form, however, better to put information down as accurately as possible - rather than giving your readers an easy fix that is also untrue. : ) Incidentally, if you had to pick any human sounding name in the world as your preference, what would it be?
Actually, the entire reason the story is written as a first-person memoir is to get around the necessity of giving me a name. However, I'm likely going to run into a problem once I get to Sesshoumaru's mother, since it would be extremely awkward for her to remain nameless. If I could choose a human-sounding name for myself, though... well, what's wrong with "Inu-papa"? It gets the job done, doesn't it?
is your fluffy thing along with Sesshy's a tail I mean Inuyasha has dog ears so it would make since if you and sesshy would have tails,
It's not necessarily a "tail", but it is an extension of our bodies. Sesshoumaru's fluff bleeds when pierced, so it's obviously a piece of living material, but I don't think it really has an analogous "body part". It's more like a mane or a frill and is meant to make us look bigger and more imposing. And hotter.
Is the first step of mating all about domination? Just a little curious
If you're talking about animals, I suppose sometimes it is. Usually it's more about posturing. Ruffling those pretty feathers or flaring that mane, saying "Look, I'm hot, do me." If you're referring to humans and youkai, though, the word is "sex". It's not dirty. And I kind of feel a bit degraded when my sexual escapades are continuously referred to as "mating", like I'm nothing more than an animal. And in my case, and in the case with all sentient creatures, the first step should be "love".
First, since it seems you don't get many hugs here is one for you 'hug'.
Second, what would you do if some of the scarier fanfiction writers got hold of the original story and altered your reality? Do you think it would be scary? Or wpuld you fight it?
Lastly, (that is just fun to say 'lastly' sounds funky really) do you know of anyone else that might get mail, or is it only you? You are in a big place.
Seeing how you get alot of treats and toys I shall give you one of those soft bristle fur brushes that get the extra fur out and makes your coat all soft and shiny.
Aw, thanks for the hug. I don't really understand what you mean by "altering my reality". Like... rewriting my backstory into something completely different than what's stated so that I had ten billion daughters before I died, therefore leaving Feudal Japan completely overrun with Inuyasha's long-lost sisters? They kinda already do that. Or maybe write it so that my kids are in a modern-day high school? They kinda already do that, too. So, there's nothing hypothetical about it.
I don't know if anyone else around here gets letters. I think God might live around here somewhere, though.
hi *gives u hug* first off i wanna say i love ur pics of urself on ur site as a dog demon, they just looks so fluffy and cute ^w^.
ok heres my question, though im srry if u been asked this before. i have read in both yaois and normal parings that demons 'bite' there mate/lover and that they can both feel wat the other feels. like if on is sad then the other can sence it and so on. i was wondering if demons did bite each other and that they really can feel wat the other feels, if so how dose that work and how come they do it?
tiny purple puppy
Dear purple puppy,
The "mating mark" thing was something purely designed by some horny fanfic-writer. Therefore, because it has no connection to canon or reality, I don't really see the need to ponder in-depth how it works or why they do it.
what do you think on your sons being somewhat products of the show, people making litte Sesshomaru or Inuyasha dolls and selling them to obbsessed fangirls who hug and or sleep with them and crap. to me that spells out the word CREEPY!!!!!!!! Oh what would you do if a fan girl tryied to touch your fluff. Please say you torcher them I HATE obbsesive fan-girls.
Dear Fan-girl Hater,
While some products are creepier than others, in general I don't have a problem with merchandising our likenesses. I really don't see just hugging or sleeping with a plushie as "creepy", it's actually kind of cute. Now, if someone began doing, like, sexual things with it, THAT would be creepy. But, thankfully, they don't sell Inuyasha vibrators as far as I know (and to all you R&D people, that was NOT a suggestion). If a fangirl tried to touch my fluff, I guess it would depend on if they asked first. And if they were clean. And ONLY touched the fluff. Sometimes there's a reason I wear that armor at my waist.
Dear Papa, if you could would you stay in hell or come back to life and be with your sons?
sry if this has been asked before and here is some lamb for you.
very bad sugar rush
Dear sugar rush,
I've lived my life. I don't think there's any reason for me to come back.
Do you like/love fat women?
P.S. answer sincerely!!!
Dear absolutely impertinence,
I'd think it would depend on the woman. It's like asking if I like blondes. Being blonde doesn't really give me any description of the person's personality. If I find a woman engaging and she happens to be overweight, then so be it. The physical isn't really something I look at as a deciding factor (well, except for cleanliness, which is an imperative).
Me yet again lol....I was wondering...What breed of dog are you exactly? Since you are Japanese wouldn't you be a Shiba Inu or something?
What are your thoughts on people who baby their pet dogs and insist that the dog cares about its outfits, gourment food, and being carried around in a bag?
I don't think I really have a "breed". I'm a supernatural being, and I haven't heard of any breeders specializing in youkai dogs. Using a dog as an accessory has always seemed cruel to me, though. A dog is a friend and companion, not a dress-up doll or a piece of bling.
I don't get it why do people think of Sesshomaru as a pedophile with Rin when Kagome could be one with Shippo to me it doesn't make since plus i think its stupid to think that a guy would be a pedophile when a girls can do it too.
It's mostly a brand of sexism. Sort of how like the mother almost always gets default custody of the children in divorce cases, regardless of which parent is best equipped to raise them. There's just some sort of annoying social assumption that men are a danger to children if left to their own devices. It may be some sort of evolutionary leftover from the days when alpha males would kill rival males' offspring, therefore the offspring that survived were the ones whose parents were naturally wary towards males around their children, and therefore that trait ended up being the one propogated into the future (of course, having a natural biological explanation for something by no means condones it).
Sry my english is bad but I want to ask you something^^
What are that two blue marks on your face?
Dear My Katy,
Stripes. I dunno, I was born with them. They signify my youkai heritage, and I guess are sort of like "warning colors" like a cobra's hood, since they flare up when I'm on the offensive, much like Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha's do when they go berserk.
Dear Papa, If you didn't die, do you think Inuyasha would be different? Well happier? I dunno, I was just thinking... Would he have also had cool armor like you and Sesshomaru?
I dunno if he'd have been better off. I mean, have you seen the kid I DID raise? I get the feeling that I might not have been the most exemplary father figure, considering the one who didn't know me turned out better than the one who did.
hiya its me again!
i've been wondering:
1) have you ever met any shinigami? did people even believe in them in the feudal era?
2) what do you listen to on your headphones?
3) have you made any friends in the netherworld?
4) what is your favourite thing ever?
thankieees!!! ^_^ *gives you a jakotsu squeaky toy*
lol oh and
5) what are you going to do with that squeaky toy?
Shinigami as far as I know are actually based on the Western idea of the Grim Reaper, but merely Japanized. Since the Sengoku era was prior to any real Western contact, I would suspect that they weren't much a part of mythology of the time. On my headphones is whatever music happens to be playing at the time, currently the soundtrack to "Shadow of the Colossus". I don't have any friends in the netherworld, I have to go elsewhere for those, unfortunately. I'm kind of stuck in limbo whereas everyone else just passes on, so there isn't a whole lot of company here. Just Housenki, but he's got the personality of a rock. My favorite thing ever is... friends? As for the squeaky toy, I'll probably turn it into a voodoo doll.
Dear Papa, I know that you have a lot to think about in you new..*cough* and interesting living space... but... do you think that if Naraku... IF IN SOME ODD WAY... became one of your sons, what would you do?
*has notepad ready*
If Naraku "became" one of my sons? ... Um... Did your mother ever have the talk with you about where babies come from, because somehow I don't think that's entirely possible.
why did the inuyasha anime stop at episode 167?
(sorry if this has be asked before)
also, have a box of milk bones.
p.s. can i have a hug?
lazy anime/manga lover
*hug* Well, it stopped for two reasons. One, the ratings weren't as good as they would have liked. Sure, it was still doing fairly well, but was starting to decline. Two, they'd caught up to the manga meaning they'd have to start a gigantic filler arc if they wanted to continue, which would cause the ratings to dive even more. So, instead, they just stopped the series. With the manga over now, though, there's enough new material for 60-70 new episodes if they ever felt like continuing the series, like with what happened with Slayers and Fullmetal Alchemist.
In your skeletal form, why do you still have your armor on? Do you have the option of wearing it or leaving it off in your true form?
Have a giant rawhide bone from me.
As far as I can tell, when I transform into my true form from human form, anything I happen to be wearing or carrying sort of gets integrated into me. Then when I died and no longer had control of that power, I guess everything that had once been integrated into me came to the surface, which is why I was wearing armor and Tessaiga was randomly in my stomach. On a pedestal. Because apparently I had brought a pedestal to the fight with Ryuukossei as well, but it turned out whacking him with it didn't do much good.
What's wrong with telling the truth? I don't know. It's supposed to be quite a liberating experience, right? Supposed to "set you free," yes? I don't know what could possibly have been wrong with me to have forgotten that. Except, perhaps, being surrounded by people who apparently only hang out with you because they don't want to look like a jerk in front of their friends. You'd think that people might tell you if they would rather not have to deal with you, or find you annoying. No, that wouldn't do, because they're too busy worrying about what the people they've decided they LIKE think about to care to be kind and let the person who has the wrong idea know that they're not welcome, for whatever reason they can possibly imagine.
Yeah, I don't have a clue what I could have been thinking. Thank you for your sound advice. I much prefer it to the humor you could have provided me with a year or two ago. Even though laughing off the injury with my supposed "friends" doesn't seem like a possibility anymore, considering I was just shunned by a person whose opinion I once treasured very much.
This bites. It really does.
I... apologize if it seems there was a breech of trust. I'm sorry if I somehow offended you with my answer. If there's something wrong that you'd like to talk about, I'd prefer to do so in private rather than posting publicly like this, but unfortunately I have no method of contacting you personally as no return e-mail address is given when posting here, and you seem to have deleted yourself, and thus all your contact information, from the forums. I'm certainly not shunning you, if you somehow came by that impression, and if you'd like to leave an e-mail address where I can talk to you directly, feel free to do so in the message form here.
There's a girl that sits next to me in art class who speaks fluent Japanese. She and I have random conversations in said language, during which I use "omae" to address her. I didn't want to go totally formal and be all "anata" and I'm not entirely sure if her name is Jen or Jin, so I didn't address her by name.
However, I was told by another one of my friends (also fluent) that "omae" was rude, and I should use "kimi" instead. However, I had been under the impression that "omae" was simply informal, not necessarily rude.
Could you clear this up for me? *offers whiffle ball* :D
It depends on who you're talking to. Boys often use "omae" to each other, but it's not a word I hear women use very often. Most of the time, no "you" word is used at all, and the person's name is simply substituted. If the girl next to you is Japanese, then "Jin" is by far the more likely option, since there is no "Je" sound in normal Japanese.
what is the actual colour of your hair? it looks white but some people call it silver =( i'd picture silver as a more grey colour . . . and your hair isnt grey. also why do sesshoumaru and inuyasha have different tints to their hair? inuyashas has a greyish tint but sesshoumaru's is more purple.
ps: can i have a hug? ^_^"
Given my age, I'd say "grey". And Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru's hairs have different tints because... that's just how the animators decided to shade them? I dunno. Have a hug, because I'm not much of a hair expert. *hug*
Okay, so if a miko can't work if she's married, and Kagome's running around in a Kikyo outfit, does that mean she and Inuyasha aren't married?
I'm sure they had no problem breaking with tradition for her case. What are they going to do? Say, "Well, thanks for saving the world and all, but no, you can't get married because that's just how it is."
Hey, it's me again. I hope you don't mind, but I thought I'd send you another letter to ask your opinion on something.
See, just yesterday, I tripped over something in my apartment and did a great faceplant into the wall. I was told by the doctors that I have a minor concussion, and should be okay for my normal activities, but, embarrassed as I am, I don't really want to leave my home only to tell people that I was enough of an idiot to run headlong into a wall. What kind of wild stories could I make up to make it all seem less... "special"?
I know, I'm a moron.
Here's some more bacon. I have money for actual FOOD again!
What's wrong with telling the truth? It may be embarrassing, but that way you can just laugh it off with them and it'll be forgotten. Just say you tripped and crashed into a wall, shrug it off, and that's the end of it. Trying to hide what happened will only drag the issue out, since the truth will need to come out eventually. Just get it out of the way and be done with it.
did you truly hate someone when you were alive? What was their name(s). What would you do if the went to hell and was like neighbor there.
Here is a couple steaks for you.
oh one more thing. . . . . hug? ? ?
I don't know if I've honestly hated anyone in my life. Generally I'd always try to look for the reasons people did things, even if I didn't agree with them. I don't think very many people do horrible things because they want to be evil. Everyone acts in a way they believe is right, there's just a lot of conflict as to what "right" is. And, really, there is no set answer for that. *hug*
How did you come about So'unga? I don't think they really explained it in the third Inuyasha movies. (either that or I didn't pay attention those 20 times I've watched it O.o)
Also, I forgot where I heard this but somewhere it says your grave is in between the living and dead planes....I'm totally confused O.O
Was your armor made from other demons' bones like Sango and Kohaku's weapons? (I have the Inuyasha profiles book and it says that demonic armor can be repaired instantly using your demonic energy..but that didn't seem to happen when Sesshomaru got hit by the WindScar...although I guess the reason for that was because his demonic energy was so low)
You've probably been asked this a million times but...what's the deal with the fluffy thing? Some people say it's a tail, other people say dog demons are born with it and that their unecessary youkai energy is stored in it (hence the reason why it can be manipulated)
*gives you a milk bone*
Oh! I almost forgot...I was on this site for dogs and it says that male puppies often let the females puppies win in a "fight" (or at least that's what studies show) is this true?
No, they never explained where I got Sou'unga, along with a lot of other things that never got explained (like why Takemaru needed Sesshoumaru's arm to use the sword when elsewhere it was stated that the sword was most dangerous in the hands of man, or how Souryuuha was somehow an attack of both Toukijin AND Tenseiga, to name a few), so I just kind of thumb my nose at the movie and filler continuity without thinking on it too hard.
Yes, my grave is in the border between this world and the next. I guess you could think of it like "limbo" or something. Or the cosmic waiting room. I guess I just kind of set up shop there.
Weapons and armor sort of fuse with a youkai's spirit when they wear them, which allows me to manipulate these objects as if they were a part of my own body. That's why they just disappear to somewhere when I transform and can be regenerated much like my own body can.
My fluffy is just a leftover aspect of my true form that I choose to leave untransformed. Originally it was a tail that I couldn't get rid of, but even after I mastered transformation, I kind of liked having it there, so always left something furry flowing out behind me.
Since Sango didn't carry on the demon slayers' village, do you think Kohaku will?
Who's to say that her children won't? She had at least three kids, and since we only saw them as either a newborn or at about two years of age, it's kind of hard to guess what those kids would go on to do. Yeah, they obviously don't live at the taijiya village anymore, but there's nothing saying that they couldn't simply relocate their base of operations. As for Kohaku, he obviously was continuing in the taijiya business, but it's hard to say whether or not he'd ever settle down and have a family himself.
Hi there! It's me again and I have another question:
What was it like when Sesshomaru was born? As in, how did you feel, and what was your reaction to having a pup in your arms?
^_^ Sorry that I'm so curious about the strangest of things!
It was kind of... hard to put into words. Childbirth can be a rather... gruesome process, after all.
How does one prevent a cat from climbing onto kitchen counters (and into cupboards!)? I'm tired of wiping cat hair from the same counter I prepare food on.
If all else fails, do you eat cats?
I would suggest either investing in those child locks on the cupboards, or blocking it with a chair or something for a while until the cat decides it can't get in anymore. As for getting a cat off a counter, ha, good luck.
And it depends on how the cat is cooked.
Dear Papa, one may i have a hug i never get any so i feel rejected alot =(. two how old are you (demon and human)
heres a bone 4 your troubles.
oh do you have a myspace. ^_^
~little ramen eater~
Dear ramen eater,
Aw, you can have a hug. *hug* I don't really have a given age either equivalent or actual. If I had to take a stab at it, I'd say I died when I was about 500 years old, with a human equivalant age of 40. I don't have a MySpace, but I've seen that someone else has used my name and information to create one. The person running that page is not me, however.
In chapter 376 of the manga, when Inuyasha sees Kikyo again, and the soul collector hatches from it's chrysalis in Midoriko's body, Kikyo tells Inuyasha that she's going to use Midoriko's soul to keep herself "alive".
Does this mean that the Shikon no Tama doesn't contain all of Midoriko's soul, and that a portion of it still remained in her body? If so, what was it still doing there after so many years? Why didn't it pass on, or whatever souls do once the body dies?
Anyway, here are some ribs for your trouble.
I kind of BSed an explanation to this in the memoirs, but basically my opinion was that the entirety of Midoriko's soul did not make it into the jewel and a part was left behind in her body. This would explain how Kikyou was somehow able to extract her soul from her body, and why the Shikon no Tama is easier to corrupt than to purify.
I have recently heard rumors of a final season of Inuyasha, as well as a fifth movie, which wraps everything up. From what I hear, the anime will start in September, and the movie is already in production in Japan. Is there any truth to this, or is it just wishful thinking?
Here are a couple of steaks for your trouble.
Where do people keep getting this stuff? There are no plans for another season or another movie. The only new piece of animation is the "Black Tessaiga" OAV which is not available on DVD and can only be seen at a travelling convention in Japan.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Now, festive greetings aside, if you could be any other type of demon in the world, what would you choose and why?
I wouldn't want to be a youkai, I'd want to be a human, because then I could have friends. Youkai don't generally make very good friends and there are a lot of expectations of us. If I was a human, I could just relax and hang out with people.
Dear Papa,... i've been wanting to ask you alot of questions and now its my turn,,,
papa, do you like your belly rub?
when scratched behind your ear does your leg wiggle?
is it true that being held by the nape/scruff of the neck is a punishment to pups?
and did you and sesshomaru's mom ever have any family moments with sesshomaru?
I do like my belly rubbed, but I won't let just anyone rub it. My leg has been known to twitch if scratched in just the right spot, but that's private information. And I wouldn't really consider being held by the scruff "punishment", it's more of a way to force a puppy into submission.
Hi, it is soooo nice to talk to you >.<
well i have a some what disturbing question my friend and I were having fun and role playing like we always do and we use the Inuyasha people (yes we even put you in the role play for some strange reason )but when my sister came over she asked if Sesshomaru was a pedifile because he's with Rin all the time so (and I am sooo terably sorry) but me and my friend got to wondering if he was or was not so I thought I would ask you since he's your son
Please don't hit me I'll sacrafice my sister for making me wonder.
Here's a bone for disturbing you.
~Little Happy Bozer~
Dear Happy Bozer,
No, he is not a pedophile. And it's a bad stereotype that we men have to deal with that I really wish people would get over. Nowadays whenever anyone sees a man in close quarters with a child, the immediate reaction is "omg, he's going to molest her!" because there's apparently no other reason that a man would be close to a child. Whatever happened to paternal instinct or brotherly love? Is it impossible for a man to care for a child in a completely non-sexual manner? No one accuses Kagome of adopting Shippou with the intent to molest him, so why make that same assumption about Sesshoumaru and Rin?
It's connect again, and I want to thank you very answering all my questions, and now I have another sorry. >.<
After Sesshoumaru is hit with the windscar, and Jaken finds him Sesshoumaru says, 'I'm going back, Jaken." This is volume 14, pg 39 of the scans I downloaded from the internet, whereas the Viz version, is page 41, and they have him saying "Let us go Home, Jaken"
What is Sesshoumaru referring to?
This actually deals with an anomaly of Japanese grammar that even got the Japanese fans confused for a while. The term he was using in Japanese was "kaeru", which literally means "to return". However, in everyday usage, it is merely a standard announcement of leaving the premesis, whether the place you're actually leaving to is your home or not. It's sort of like if you were hiking in the woods and asked to take a break because you had to go to the bathroom. In everyday usage, we know what you mean, even though in this particular case there is no actual bathroom for you to go to. Therefore, when translating "kaeru" into English, since the status of his home was ambiguous at that point, the translators likely went of a literal "I'm going home" translation". The Japanese fans also wrote letters to Takahashi wondering if he actually had a home he was "returning" to, and she stated that he doesn't, and in subsequent chapters changed his wording to "iku", meaning "to go (somewhere)".
Hello to all :) I can稚 understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Help me, please
Dear Music_Mp3 person,
Part of your problem may be the fact that my site does not have an RSS feed.
A couple of years ago, I heard rumors that Rumiko Takahashi had stolen her ideas for Inuyasha from a another manga. The link I saw had pictures of a girl inside an old well and of a monk touching a girl's butt. I sorry to say I do not know what the other manga was called. Are there any truth to these rumors?
Well, no idea is completely original, since everyone has to get their inspiration from somewhere. There have been numerous manga that have dealt with old wells, monks, and youkai, simply because they're all commonplace in Japanese ghost stories. It's like wondering if directors of horror movies are copying each other because multiple movies contain guys in concealing clothing wielding sharp objects around spooky old houses. It's just a common theme more than outright plagiarism.
Sorry, I must have been unclear in my last letter. ^_^; I'm writing/drawing an original fiction, and all of my female characters turn out to have the makings of a Mary-Sue. Now as much as I love yaoi, having an all guy-cast isn't exactly appealing to me, so I was just wondering if you had any tips otherwise. XD
May I use the definition you gave, though, to explain to my fellow writers what a Mary-sue is? I get that question a lot when I point them out, and then get stuck on trying to explain!
The same rule would apply in original fiction. A Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu is a character who the entire rest of the cast (or even just one member of the cast) takes keen interest in for no logical reason. Note that this can be an uncharacteristic positive OR negative reaction. A girl who everyone in the series is falling over themselves trying to help and comfort is as much a Sue as a girl who everyone in the series acts like a complete asshole towards for no reason. In my experience, it is not the characteristics of a character herself that makes her a Sue, but the way the rest of the cast interacts with her, since she is eternally the center of attention by either being the heroine or helpless victim. A Sue character also often pulls deus ex machinas that make the entire rest of the cast look completely impotent.
Basically, a character can be beautiful and angsty without being a Sue as long as the rest of the cast reacts realistically to her. In the real world, a girl who randomly shows up and starts whining about her oh-so-tragic past is not immediately going to have every guy falling all over her begging to comfort her. A character can have amazing powers, but they HAVE to have an Achilles Heel that still necessitates the rest of the cast to be there.
Dear Papa, first may i have a hug please i don't get them that often, second i love you all these pictures I find of you are so cute, okay now to my question like when Kikio gives Kagome the arrow did she like disappear(sp?) or did she just fall over and die? And this is way off topic but if you were givin another chance would you take it and help your son in anyway or would you ratherstay where you are? Thank you for giving me som of your time to read and reply to my message. Here is a bag of steaks and a bag of milkbone.
Dear Poultry Dairy,
Well, first the hug, since I could understand that part. *hug* As for the rest... I'm not really sure what you're referring to by "When Kikyou gives Kagome the arrow". Do you mean when Kikyou was posing as Hijiri and gave Inuyasha the arrow coated in soil from where Onigumo died? If that's the case, Hijiri was merely a puppet being manipulated by Kikyou, sort of like Naraku's wooden dolls, and she didn't die there. Her puppet merely got destroyed.
-.-'...Ok,that was helpful >.>mhm..=/ btw,since U do ALL the draws on the site,did u notice that the one with the box of bones is kinda..obscene..?O.o No offenceO.O*puts hands above head* Don't hit me,I'm a loyal fan T.T
Dear Minime again,
What's so obscene about it? *swirls his tongue around the end of a rawhide bone* Ooh, this one has a creamy filling!
Dear Papa, why is Pein from Naruto, popular? Shortly after his appearance in the manga, everybody on the Internet is making fanfics/art on this guy. I been in the manga for a few years and I'm only have like few fanfics.
I do not watch or read Naruto, so have no idea who you're talking about, but I would suspect it's because Naruto still has a current fanbase, with its American release much closer to the Japanese releases, so everything is current. You, however, appeared in the manga after the anime was already over, and the dreadful slowness of the American release of the manga likely made people impatient and they simply gave up on the series once the anime version was over, since the American release of the manga has only JUST NOW caught up with the end of the anime.
Do you use XP, Vista, or Mac?
Dear Computer Nerd,
I use your mom.
Dear Papa,recently,I read a really confusing thing,about Sesshoumaru being chinese,and a cressdresser,is that true?O.oThe person who wrote that thing said,that Sesshoumaru is a crossdresser,because he wears a kimono called 'furisode' wich is only worn by unmarried women,is that so? and becouse of hiis makeup,wich would be inspired by the women of the Tang Dinasty,wich leads to the first question : is Sesshoumaru chinese?O.o The same person said that most of his clothing isn't japanese,and things like that.I don't remember strong reasons for him to be chinese besides the fact,the said person said,that he claimed your lands,wich would be the Wester Lands,but none ever said where they wold be,and she also said that she checked a map on wikipedia,wich whould show the Western Gokturks,wich would be come kind of rulers wich expanded to rule huge territories in the north-western China .Is ANY of that true?O.oare you chinese as well...?Oh God,my head hurts!DX
There's actually a full rebuttal to every single one of this person's points over on the forum, and I don't feel like repeating it all here. Long story short, no, we're not Chinese.
Reading your memoirs, I have come to a question. Are you only half demon? It seems that way based on the story...but then how is Sesshomaru a full demon?
Also, if you would care to tell me, is Akugane a distant relative of Sango's? Thanks for your time!
My half vs. full status is kind of a matter of a technicality that will be explained later. I appreciate the interest in the story, but I'm not about to spoil plot points here. Just assuring you that it will eventually be explained.
Though I will say that, yes, Akagane is a distant ancestor of Sango's. I figure the outfit is enough of a giveaway that I don't have to worry about that being much of a "spoiler".
Okay first off this question has been bugging me ever since I read Chatper 466 with Sesshomaru's mother. So my question is.....did you and Sesshomaru's mother separate? was she always nonchalant? ...does she live in a castle in the sky because when I was reading that chapter it showed clouds O.O
Ermm.... I was also wondering for male dog demons is it true that most don't have a place to live they just wander around like Kenshin Himura did for a decade. I've noticed in the anime and in the manga that Sesshomaru wanders all the time and it makes me wonder whether he has a home or not. Also....did something happen between Sesshomaru and his mother for them to have a somewhat rocky relationship?
How quickly do inuyoukai mature compared to a human child? How do you choose names for children-and is it true only the father gets the priviledge of naming the children?
Sorry about all these questions *sweatdrop and nervous laughter* I'm just chalk full of them because I notice these seemingly small things that makes me wonder all the time.
*hug* *gives a bone to you*
Yes, she does live in a castle in the sky. As for why we weren't together, um... you know that was never addressed, and I don't feel comfortable BSing an answer about that here, so I'll just credit it to my faulty memory for being an old fart and say I don't remember what happened with that.
Considering I ran into very few other dog youkai in my life, I don't really have the authority to say what is "typical" of them. Though, being animals, I guess I would expect very few to actually have a "home".
Dog youkai mature at the same rate as humans until they hit puberty, at which time the rate of aging slows down by quite a bit. And it is traditionally the father's duty to name the children, if he is available to do so.
It has come to my attention that it is very difficult to write a female character and have her be out of the danger zone called "Mary-Sue". In your opinion, what traits of a female character are, in contrast, "Anti-sue", more personality-wise than physical appearance?
*huggle, slips a wiffle ball onto your computer desk*
In my experience, it's not so much a character's personality that makes her a Mary-Sue, but her role in the story. A Mary-Sue generally has one major trait: A disproportionate amount of focus compared to the canon cast. When Mary-Sue shows up, everything stops, all eyes are on her, and her problem suddenly becomes everyone's problem, which everyone is all too eager to help out with. Therefore, another trait of a Mary-Sue is that the canon cast takes an uncharacteristic level of interest in her, though that does sort of tie into her main trait of recieving a disproportionate amount of attention.
In my opinion, here's how not to write a Mary-Sue. First and foremost, the story HAS to center on the existing cast. People generally read fanfiction to read about the characters they're familiar with, and they're not going to react very kindly if you shuffle around the status quo too severely by adding a new party member or love interest or shuffling the focus off the main cast entirely. Second, original characters in fanfiction should generally be relegated to plot devices rather than the focus of the plot. Their existence is temporary, and they're only in the story long enough to serve a certain function, and then are brushed aside back in favor of the main cast.
What that all boils down to is simply: Write a story about the series, not about your character, and you should be fine.
It's me again, and I've got a few more questions to ask you! ^_^
What are some of your "passions" in life? For instance, I think it's clear that fighting is one of Sesshomaru's passions.
Does Sesshomaru have any other siblings other than Inuyasha? And for that matter, is it true that InuYoukai give bith in "litters(sp?)." I do not remember where I heard this, but I am curious for your response.
Also, if you could name one thing, what do you regret the most? Or, what would be your biggest regret?
For this last part, can I make a suggestion? And I would love your feedback on the idea: could you start sharing ideas with us on InuYoukai traditions? I like to rp a lot as an InuYoukai and I sometimes get questions that (as a human in real life) I really don't have the answers to and would love your input for those areas!
Thanks so much!
Passions... I enjoy cooking, certainly, but I don't know if I'd call it a "passion". I'm not a very passionate person. There's never been much of anything I've gotten fully engrossed and obsessed with, but rather preferred to keep my head clear.
Sesshoumaru has no other siblings, no. Can't say I had much time for that kind of puppy-loving. As for litters... I don't know. I only had one kid that was full dog youkai, and he came by himself. I came by myself. So I have two cases where that's not true, but I don't have the authority to use that as any kind of generalization towards the rest of the race.
My biggest regret is being a bad friend. Every friend I've driven away due to my selfishness and stupidity is an equal regret to which no other can compare.
As for dog youkai "traditions", uh... I'm as in the dark as you are, considering I didn't really interact with any sort of dog youkai "society" at much of any point in my life. I was more of a loner, and as such never really picked up on any "traditions".
If Kikyo lost her priestess powers when she fell for Inuyasha, why hasn't Kagome? Also, if priestesses can't be married, does that mean Kagome and Inuyasha aren't married? She's running around in a priestess get-up.
I wasn't aware Kikyou had lost her priestess powers. Priestesses are more than welcome to get married, they're simply generally dismissed of their duties if they do. It doesn't mean they lose their powers, they simply lose their standing at the shrine.
A few months ago I sent you message about how I was worried about coming out of the coffin to my friends. I was scared out of my mind, and had nowhere to turn to. All I was looking for was someone to say that if they were REALLY my friends, they'd accept me. But because of the word I used to refer to myself, you couldn't do that. You had to go on about how I was delusional and looking for attention.
What I want to know is why that one word mattered so much? Why did it matter WHAT I was letting them know, when all I needed was someone to tell me they'd still be there after I told them?
Dear Sangry Ang,
Because it doesn't work that way. A friend is not merely someone who will agree with everything you say, but a person who will look out for you. And your letter is making it painfully obvious that what you're really looking for is validation. Someone to tell you that you're right. And I'm not going to say that just to make you happy when I know otherwise. I would be betraying you if I did.
The reason I can't support you is because I'd be aiding you in a lie. Yes, it is your wording that's the problem. You shouldn't be coming out to your friends that you "are" a vampire, but that you're "role playing" a vampire. If you told your friends that you're a vampire, I shouldn't expect or encourage them to support you, because we all know it isn't true. I'm not going to validate your claim of vampiredom any more than I'd validate the claim of the guy in the fox costume insisting he's really a kitsune spirit trapped in a human body. All you're doing is feeding a persecution complex by inventing an imaginary minority group to put yourself in and then crying oppression when no one buys it.
Dear Papa, Is your name really Inutaisho or something? Or is it this so called toga name that sounds like koga, lol, oh and who was Fluffies oka-san? AND who do you thinks better for Kagome, Inuyasha or Bankotsu *puts up a spirit barrier in case you blow up madly and attack me* Oh yea have some milkbones. Sincerely, Mangainu94
No. I don't have a name. "Inutaisho" is a misspelling of my title, and "Touga" was a name only used in the production notes of the third movie, but never officially released. Sesshoumaru's mother IS a woman with a butterfly kimono and Sailor Moon ponytails, as she is currently alive. And please don't make me kill you.
On your webcam, I sometimes see that you have headphones on. What are you listening to?
I'm part of the government's wiretapping program, and I've been listening in on your phone calls. So I know what you did with that guy last night. ... And kind of wish you went into more detail.
It's Fiend again long time no talk. Anywhoo I was wondering why is it that people make Kagome out to have blue eyes? I could have sworn they were brown and Inuyasha in his human form were dark blue. Now I'm seeing Inuyasha having brown eyes as a human. What color are his eyes? an another thing.
Do your son's have the same color eyes or are they different? I always thought that was the only thing they had in common. The eyes. Inuyaasha's hair is white while Sesshomaru's is silver(ish) or do I have that wrong too?
I'm just really confused and annoyed and I want the truth!
I know in the anime they're both depicted with brown eyes. However, in the manga, they are both often given sort of greyish eyes in the color images, which could be interpreted as blue. In youkai form, both Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru's eye colors are more or less the same. As are their hair colors, the only difference is the color used to shade them. Inuyasha's is shaded in grey tones while Sesshoumaru's is shaded in blue. And mine is apparently just grey. What can I say, I'm old.
I have a few questions:
1. Does your first wife have a name? And if, could you tell me?
2. When did she actually die? Because some people say, she died, when Sesshomaru was still young, others say, she's still alive and so on.
3. Who is Patches?
4. How old is Sesshomaru? (in demon and human)
Oh, and a little request: If I made mistakes with my English, please tell me. I'm German =)
Yes, she did have a name. I'm just not at leisure to reveal it, mostly because Takahashi never told me. We just called each other "hey, you". And she is alive in the manga, as Sesshoumaru meets with her regarding his sword. Patches is the voice in my head. Sesshoumaru is 19 in human years and eleventy-billion in dog years. I didn't notice any glaring errors in your English. At least you made fewer than supposedly native typers (I'm looking at you, you "omg inu papa tel me ur reel name plz!!!!" people).
hug pleaee? ever since i have seen sesshomaru in his puppy form, i have been wanting a dog that looks just like him. unfortnatly i have had the worst luck. it would really help if u told me what kind of inu you are.
p.s i would really like my sesshomaru puppy to have all four arms attached.
p.s.s here's a milkbone.
I want a fluffy puppy
Dear fluffy puppy wanter,
Um... I actually have no idea what kind of dog I am. An Akita, maybe? I'm probably just some sort of mutt. And I was unaware that Sesshoumaru had four arms at any time. Maybe he's an Indian puppy.
Alright, so after a strange conversation with a friend of mine, I am being bugged to ask you a question.. Like humans, female demons get their period, right? If they can transform, will they get it in both forms? Do they get all moody while on it? I don't know if you had to deal with it while you were with Sesshomaru's mom, but I figure you'd probably know either way. Sorry for the strangeness of the question!
Youkai are more highly evolved than that. It's only when there's a human aspect to them like with Inuyasha and Naraku that they have to deal with "that time of the month".