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I love music.  I also love writing.  And, of course, I like the Sess/Kag pairing of Inuyasha!  So, as an effort to combine all these things, I have decided to write Songfics!

I usually don't like reading Songfics. Maybe it's because the usual Songfic consists of the story, and the lyrics are separate, italicized, and only seen as a sort of listening guide rather than telling the story. There is nothing wrong with that in the world of Fanfiction. Fanfics exist for us to take a known universe, extract some characters, and twist the universe and characters for our own fun, rather than profit. But something bothers me about Songfics, or for that matter, other fics with songs in them, that have the lyrics copy and pasted, in italics, for about half a page before it returns to the story. Okay, I get that your Female Character is dancing/singing that song, and your Male Character is totally enamored because of that. It just sucks to read lyrics to a song you already know in the middle of a story. It's okay to have lyrics either at the very beginning or end of the chapter/fic, or spread out amongst the fics so it's very subtle, but I don't like it when I see huge chunks of italicized lyrics in the middle of an otherwise well-written story. Nothing wrong with that, it just is a personal pet peeve of mine.

Maybe that's why I started writing some Songfics. Well, of course, every SongFic is usually started because we really like this song, and doesn't it sound just like something this and that character would get into, and wouldn't it be neat to see it all played out? But I think I started to try and build a better breed of Songfics. The songs we hear and write about tell a story, and we write the story down so that others can see it just as we did. My belief is that we should let the lyrics into the story, instead of segregating them, and putting them in italics in huge chunks. Why should we not have our characters say a line of the song as one of their talking lines, or hint at the lyrics in the story, as part of the story? Why not let the lyrics tell bits of the story, instead of keeping them separated from the story? Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather read something like that, seeing the song and story play out with the lyrics blending the two.

That's not to say I'll just be writing Songfics, and if you do write them, I don't intend to bash you. I'm just letting my personal feelings be known. When I do write Songfics, though, I intend to blend song and story so that you see the song in the story, and the story in the song. I hope you enjoy them, and I encourage you to listen to the original songs that my fics are inspired by.

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Tal has 13 stories

AU. Songfic. Sesshoumaru was looking forward to relaxing after graduation. Instead, his father sends him to help out a family friend on a farm. Sesshoumaru expects summer hell. Is there any way it can turn into a hell of a summer?
Rating: T  -  Universe: Canon  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshot Collections  -  Created: 17 May 2010  -  Updated: 23 May 2010
Genre: Friendship, Romance  -  Chapters: 7  -  Reviews: 15  -  Words: 4,694  -  Reads: 6,322
 
AU. Songfic. Kagome returns home to her grandfather's farm every year, and every year is the same. She'd remember and cry a bit, and remember a bittersweet taste, and then she'd leave again. Why should this year be any different?
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Incomplete  -  Category: Oneshot Collections  -  Created: 13 Jun 2010  -  Updated: 20 Jun 2010
Genre: Angst, Romance  -  Chapters: 5  -  Reviews: 7  -  Words: 2,867  -  Reads: 2,401
 
Kagome finally realizes how foolish she\'s been. One-shot, SongFic
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 24 Feb 2010  -  Updated: 24 Feb 2010
Genre: Angst, Romance  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 3  -  Words: 1,327  -  Reads: 1,216
 
SongFic based on Les Mis song of the same name. Kagome is fatally wounded in battle, and tries to convey one last message and comfort a surprisingly concerned Sesshoumaru. Two-shot.
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Chapter Stories  -  Created: 20 Feb 2010  -  Updated: 21 Feb 2010
Genre: Angst, Romance, Tragedy  -  Chapters: 2  -  Reviews: 5  -  Words: 4,680  -  Reads: 1,913
 
A oneshot collection based on various bits of song lyrics, not connected until said otherwise. Concentrating on the love between Sess and Kag, obviously.
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Incomplete  -  Category: Oneshot Collections  -  Created: 11 Mar 2010  -  Updated: 14 Mar 2010
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Humor, Romance, Tragedy  -  Chapters: 2  -  Reviews: 1  -  Words: 961  -  Reads: 704
 
Sesshoumaru is not a big talker. So when he does talk, and it's not the "Die now" kind, it's memorable... and, dare I say it, funny? Drabble series, updated whenever things come to my head, usually in chat.
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Canon  -  Status: Incomplete  -  Category: Oneshot Collections  -  Created: 28 Mar 2010  -  Updated: 27 Sep 2010
Genre: Humor, Romance  -  Chapters: 57  -  Reviews: 242  -  Words: 17,595  -  Reads: 82,039
 
AU. He needed a priestess. She needed work. The last thing either of them expected from a simple Craigslist ad was love.
Rating: T  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Incomplete  -  Category: Oneshot Collections  -  Created: 14 Sep 2010  -  Updated: 25 Oct 2010
Genre: Humor, Romance  -  Chapters: 29  -  Reviews: 201  -  Words: 12,244  -  Reads: 59,261
 
Crack!fic, in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day. The fearsome Cap'n Fluffy and his First Mate, Skye battle against Black R0o and the Dread Plunneh Horde! Warning: Not to be taken seriously. At all. Arr.
Rating: T  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 19 Sep 2010  -  Updated: 19 Sep 2010
Genre: Action, Humor  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 22  -  Words: 2,719  -  Reads: 696
 
Crack!fic, not to be taken seriously. No one ever really thought about why Kagome's eyes were blue. Until now.
Rating: K+  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 29 Sep 2010  -  Updated: 29 Sep 2010
Genre: Humor  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 10  -  Words: 931  -  Reads: 1,320
 
AU Crack!fic, Not to be taken seriously. At all. When Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru ask Mrs. Higurashi about Kagome's dad... they didn't expect this.
Rating: K  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 10 Oct 2010  -  Updated: 10 Oct 2010
Genre: Humor  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 11  -  Words: 579  -  Reads: 1,814
 
AU, Crack!fic. Written for Skye. Good ninjas will know that this is a fic not meant to be taken seriously. 'Tis for Skye's birthday!
Rating: T  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 17 Oct 2010  -  Updated: 17 Oct 2010
Genre: Humor  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 5  -  Words: 2,421  -  Reads: 608
 
AU, crackish fic. Kagome chooses a costume that doesn't seem smart... at first. Written for Drunker Than Skunk challenge, and Halloween challenge.
Rating: T  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 01 Nov 2010  -  Updated: 01 Nov 2010
Genre: Humor, Romance  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 5  -  Words: 1,565  -  Reads: 1,605
 
Songfic. AU. Sesshoumaru is the last in a long line on Christmas Eve, and amidst wanting to commit murder and disbelief about Santa, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas, thanks to the boy holding a shoe box in front of him. Merry Christmas!
Rating: K  -  Universe: Alternate  -  Status: Complete  -  Category: Oneshots  -  Created: 25 Dec 2010  -  Updated: 25 Dec 2010
Genre: Drama, Friendship  -  Chapters: 1  -  Reviews: 2  -  Words: 2,270  -  Reads: 825
 

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Tsuki

Created On: 09/16/2010 02:32:37
     

LOL *high fives back*


BlackRoseKilledTwice

Created On: 05/20/2010 20:29:59
     

hey i really liked your story That Summer your a pretty good author from what I've read


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