Has it really been since July since I updated Journey? Damn that's a long time, isn't it? I had planned on having an update up much sooner than this, but Sesshomaru had his own ideas. He certainly likes to be the center of attention, so he dragged his feet a few times to make it last. He's just greedy. I'm sure that all of you already knew that, though.
I've decided, though, that the twenty-six pages I ended up with will be split into two separate chapters. One will be posted this week and the other the following. And hey, that way it doesn't seem like a million years between chapters again. It also appeases the ego that is known as Sesshomaru. I just hope you'll enjoy.
Unfortunately, I work in retail, and we're approaching that busiest season of the year. I expect things to get a little (or a lot) crazy for the next two and a half months. I hope that you will bear with me if after the second chapter is posted if I do not happen to get a chance to update again quickly. We shall see. Sometimes I think it'll take forever to write a particular POV and it goes quickly. I also might work on some other non-Journey pieces. It all depends. All I ask is for patience!
The Inuyasha Fanguild is once again in full swing. Thanks to doggieearlover, Journey has been already nominated for Best Serial. Hopefully, the story will do well this term. It's an honor to be on the ballot and recognized as worthy of awards by my readers after all this time. Nominations end on October 14th and membership closes on the 22nd so head over to the Inuyasha Fanguild if you're interested in participating. Seconding begins on the 26th and voting takes place November 16th through the 19th.
Speaking of awards, I am pleased to have taken third place at the Feudal Association for Journey in Best Characterization for Kagome. I'd like to thank those that nominated and voted for my work and think my portrayal of Kagome fits. I really appreciate it.
I've gotten this question several times during the writing of this story: What order do you read the David Eddings books? Start with the Belgariad. That series is Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardy, and finally Enchanter's EndGame. The Malloreon is Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda, Sorceress of Darshiva, and Seeress of Kell. In the scheme of Journey, the Belgariad is far more important to follow the story than the Malloreon. Most of the Malloreon has been adapted, changed, and/or totally ignored. The Belgaraid is valid in its entirety in Journey's universe. I do hope this will help.
Journey has found another new home. Inuyasha Fanfiction is a small site but growing. I've found that the site has smart readers and good stories, so do check it out. It's nice to see another non-pairing/genre site open so that all fans can enjoy it, especially considering that AnimeSpiral has disappeared. Hopefully other sites will open in the future.
Now for the individual responses:
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Until next time,
Far Away Eyes