Sesshoumaru's Change of Heart

Posted Apr 15, 2008, 9:24:36 PM
Please note: Though I am not a fan of this shipped pairing by any stretch, this image was not created to slight those that do favor it. So, in the off chance that I have offended anyone with this little spoof piece - my apologies.

This is my submission to the 'That Time' club that is located on DA. This month's theme: Out of Character.

Initially, I wasn't going to take part in this month's contest (as I sorely lacked any ideas for a fun little piece to contribute); but was inspired to create this piece after a friend had a particularly 'fun' encounter with a rabid Sess/Kago fan on Gaia (in any fandom, everyone is entitled to their own opinions on what characters work well together - but one should never cram their faved shipped pairing down another's throat with the belief that such a pairing could work; especially when their only proof that such a pairing could happen is largely based on badly written fanfics where the characters are handled terribly out of character or events that take place in the manga that are significantly mis-read).

The shipper fan's opinion (in this case) about the Sess/Kago hookup was essentially summarized in my friend's private comment - which I used in this piece (this being Sesshoumaru's Out of Character reaction to the idea that Kagome is actually a hanyou in disguise). XP

In the canon universe, even if Kagome were a hanyou (which was sealed away by magical means until she reached a certain age - as per the the explanation in the fic that had been described by said rabid shipper), Sesshoumaru's canon self (with his pride of being a pure blood youkai and his barely there tolerance for his hanyou brother) would never give her a second glance, let alone take her as his lover (not to mention, Kagome would not possess miko powers - as being a hanyou would prevent that from happening).


Sesshoumaru/Kagome/Inuyasha @ Rumiko Takahashi.

Fanart @ J. Doucet - 2008. Please, do not redistribute without consent.

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  • Apr 15, 2008
    I LOVE this! I think I just lost 10 pounds laughing my tail off at this.

    Personally I can't stand the pairing and have unfortunately come across a few of those and you're completely right, they're horribly out of character and very much unbelievable. I can't stand it when someone tries to cram anything down my throat and I'm liable to get violent with them when they try, you just came up with a better way of proving your point Smile
  • Apr 15, 2008
    Very, very funny.

    And I agree with both you and Notoes about the OOC Sess/Kag stuff as well. It ain't never ever gonna happen...ever No
    • Jun 21, 2008
      Especially now that Inuyasha and Kagome are officially a happily married couple (and Inuyasha does not come to me as someone who would be willing to share). ;)
  • Apr 15, 2008
    I have don't watch/read Inu Yasha, but I can relate to your experience.

    I've come across horrible fan fics that ignore the original 'feel' and role of a character just to amuse themselves. Fine and good...but don't think everyone is gonna buy it.

    Thanks for explaining things. So the term 'canon' means the original universe? What exactly does 'shipper' mean? I've steared clear of the fan fic world but I'm still curious about the inner workings of it all...

    The picture here IS pretty funny. 'Akshun' Laughing
    • Apr 15, 2008
      Akshun! I love that term, too - had me laughing my ass off the first time I read that comment (used with my friend's consent, of course; he was just thrilled something he said inspired something like this). ;)

      The term 'shippers' refers to those who support any particular pairing in any given genre. A cracked shipper (which is the term I should have used in this case) are those who support pairings that do not exist in the canon (official) universe (like Sess/Kago, Inu/Miroku, Naraku/Kikyou, etc).

      I think I got that right, anyway. Smile
  • Apr 16, 2008
    Oh, this was just so... I needed a good giggle, thank you for providing!

    Ooc'ness and people forcing their otp on you are my pet peeves and this was just such a hilarious take on it.
  • Apr 27, 2008
    OMG Too funny!

    AS for the FF's out there yea I agree when other(s) write a FF placing the character(s) in a role that just is not the same in the anime.
    • Apr 29, 2008
      Exactly - if a person is going to write a fanfic (in any genre) based on their fave characters/pairings - but can't (or won't) stay true to the characters - there's no ppoint in calling in a fanfiction piece.
      • May 3, 2008
        I like the way how Sesshoumaru is; I hate reading FF's that's just.. ugh.. dissapointing to read him as some sort of a softy Eww **Twitches from fear** LOLz
  • Apr 29, 2008
    It's good to know that some understand the idea of and detest really bad fanfiction. Slant I swear, some stuff that people write...it's ridiculous.
    • Apr 29, 2008
      And God forbid you be honest when the author asks for honest critisism. That's when it gets really sad, seeing as most will go rabid if someone tell them their work is any less than spectacular (and any friends of the authot makes things that much worse when they come to trash the honest critiquer).
      • Apr 30, 2008
        OH my god. That's actually happened to me. I think it was fanfiction.net (it's ALWAYS fanfiction.net. -_-; ) I offered some chick a crit (I sent her an e-mail. It was right on her profile), and she sent her sister after me. I got flamed via e-mail. For two weeks we battled. It was ridiculous.

        Makes you wanna just hate people. xP
  • Jun 18, 2008
    This piece has been nominated at the Feudal Association!

    Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, and currently owned by authors, InuGrrrl and Inufan625, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

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  • Jul 3, 2008
    Your artwork has won an award from the Feudal Association for the June 2008 term!

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  • Jan 2, 2009
    Oh jeez, this is SO true. I hate it when people try and pair up the most vulgar pairings, it totally screws up the atmosphere of the entire series. Sad

    And Fanfics are the source off all of the flames. Sess/Kags and Sess/Rin by far are the most vulgar pairings in the entire Inuyasha series, as well as Sess/San. It really ticks me off when some stupid Fan of Sess/Kags or Inu/Kik comes along and tries to tell me that I'm wrong about what I like.

    Sesshomaru belongs with Kagura, Rin should be with Kohaku, Kagome is with Inuyasha, Sango is with Miroku, Inutaisho is with Izayoi or Sess Mom, and so on. People need to get that through there thick skulls. ^-^ You did great on this. Smile
  • Jan 8, 2011
    Sess/Kag is a huge bandwagon that needs dying down. XP I distaste the pairing now, glad to see some Anti-Sess/Kag art around.

    InuYasha or Kouga is where she should be. But I support Inu/Kag first, so thank you for drawing this. Big Smile
  • Jan 17, 2011
    This is pure genius humor....I cannot stop smiling!

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