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22nd-Dec-2005 05:39 pm Pain by Cleodasia (R)
Fandom: INU YASHA
Pairing: Sesshoumaru/Inu Yasha (implied)
Author on LJ: (unknown)
Author Website: http://cookies.forchan.net/guest/dasia/
Why this must be read:

Another common slash (yaoi) pairing in this fandom is Sesshoumaru/Inu Yasha. Yes, they're half-brothers and sworn rivals and/or enemies a good chunk of the time in canon. They're also rather pretty, and there's all sorts of messed up family dynamics left quite vague in canon which feed fanfiction authors' imaginations. There's a fine line between a vendetta and a violent obsession...

This story is a short introspective vignette from Sesshoumaru's point of view, exploring a bit of his complex infatuation with his bastard half-brother, set just after the battle where Inu Yasha has lopped off one of Sesshoumaru's arms using a sword made from their father's fang. Did I mention the messed up family dynamics?

Pain
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22nd-Dec-2005 03:59 pm Layers by Macx and Lara Bee (MA aka R)
Fandom: INU YASHA
Pairing: Inu Yasha/Miroku
Author on LJ: (unknown)
Author Website: http://home.arcor.de/macx/ and http://www.fanfiction.net/u/221041/ and http://www.fanfiction.net/u/7392/
Why this must be read:

Inu Yasha and Miroku are, I believe, the most common slash (or as the anime fans say, yaoi) pairing in the fandom.

Layers is the first in a nice long series by Macx and Lara Bee. I believe the latest story in the series, Evolution, was posted in June 2005, and from that story's ending, it's obvious that further stories in the series are planned. In a gleeful fit of fannish wallowing I read the entire series in one sitting, but each story may be read alone. They make much more sense if you read them in order, however! The later stories in the series also include other pairings: Sesshoumaru/Sango, Shippo/Rin, and Kagome/Kouga.

Layers, as the first in the series, can stand alone quite perfectly. It's the story of Inu Yasha and Miroku discovering their feelings for each other, in their uniquely stubborn and misunderstanding- and curse-plagued ways. There's plenty of romance, angst, sex and violence in this story, and in the rest of the series. Very nicely done.

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Layers

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22nd-Dec-2005 11:27 am The Vigil by Aino-kaachan (K+ or PG13)
Fandom: INU YASHA
Pairing: Kikyo/Inu Yasha, Inu Yasha/Kagome
Author on LJ: (unknown)
Author Website: http://www.paperiuni.net/
Also http://www.fanfiction.net/u/137955/ and http://www.mediaminer.org/user_info.php/61317 and http://www.adultfanfiction.net/aff/authors.php?no=22125
Why this must be read:

I adore introspective Kikyo-centric vignettes, and this is a lovely little example.

The Vigil
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22nd-Dec-2005 09:38 am Rebound by Kristine Batey aka Bachan (R)
Hi, I'm Elke, and although I'm starting a bit late, I'm rec'ing in Inu Yasha fandom this month. The fandom overview is here.

Fandom: INU YASHA
Pairing: Kagome/Houjou, Inu Yasha/Kikyo, Inu Yasha/Original Female Character, Kagome/Inu Yasha
Author on LJ: (unknown)
Author Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/230017/ and http://www.hibernatingbats.com/
Why this must be read:

Many years after the end of the quest for the Shikon Jewel, Kagome returns to feudal Japan. The passage of time is a melancholy thing, and no one is as young as they were. Bittersweet, and deftly written. I love how Bachan deals with the emotional implications of time travel, and of time passing, on both sides of the well.

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One caveat - if you're already feeling melancholy from the holidays, you may want to pass on this one for now and read it later rather than compounding holiday blues!

Rebound (on ff.net)

or on an alternate webpage, in six parts plus author's notes and epilogue:

Rebound part 1
Rebound part 2
Rebound part 3
Rebound part 4
Rebound part 5
Rebound part 6
Rebound part 7 (author's notes and epilogue)

I recommend all of this author's work wholeheartedly but with sorrow; in doublechecking these links I saw that Bachan passed away this past summer.
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1st-Sep-2004 06:32 pm Inu Yasha: An Overview
I'm Elke, and I'm driving for Inu Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale this month, a fandom devoted to the manga and anime series created by Rumiko Takahashi (if this sounds familiar, it's because she's also the creator of Ranma 1/2).

Inu Yasha is a half-demon living in feudal Japan, during the warring states era, about 500 years ago. Kagome is a modern schoolgirl and the reincarnation of Kikyo, a powerful priestess from Inu Yasha's time. This is their story.

IY Good Guys IY Main Characters IY Bad Guys


About Inu Yasha Fandom )

Character Descriptions )

Summary of the First Few Episodes )

Fandom Resources: Major Fic Archives and Links Collections )

If I've missed any significant resources in this fandom, please accept my apologies... and please enlighten me in the comments here!

If anyone is looking for specific genres or pairings or themes in IY stories, please drop me a comment or an email, and I'll keep my eyes open for them as I search out more stories to rec this month. Thanks!
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