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A New Chapter of Journey Posted
ChuckWriting
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Hey,

Well, I finally wrestled that little boy down, and the chapter is now posted. It sure took awhile, but I do hope that it is worth the wait. Shippo had a lot to do, so it turned out a bit longer than I had expected it to be. I'd say that's not a bad thing. I do have a portion of the next chapter very roughly mapped out. Given that I work in retail, however, I'm not entirely sure how quickly it'll get written considering that we are entering the Christmas season. We shall see.

The Inuyasha Fanguild will begin seconding soon (November 1st). Journey is on the ballot for Best Drama and Best Characterization (Sesshomaru). I'd like to thank doggieearlover for the nominations.

Well, onto the review responses:

AFF:

notgoingtowrite: I'm glad you enjoyed the last chapter. It was a fun one to write.

shaid: I'm glad you noticed that Miroku's transformation into his Sess demeanor disturbed Sango. You're right. It would upset her because he doesn't hide his emotions and in this instance, he did. She didn't know what was going on in his mind, and she's used to knowing his thoughts or emotions. I also think it'd upset her to see him behave in such a manner, mainly because it is opposite of his usual personality. Miroku may be calm and even keeled, but he spends a lot of his time being cheerful. It's not cheerful in a naive or over the top manner, and to see that totally disappear had to freak her out. As for leaving them for several updates? I think you've figured it out by now, eh?

WTW: Glad you liked the chapter, and I do hope the wait was worth it!

adeaneri: Hope you enjoyed the chapter!

Kate: Oo, fireworks. That could be dangerous, but fun. I feel bad for poor Silk, too. His day isn't going to get much better when we do return to their situation. Poor thing. Hope you'll keep reading!

MediaMiner:

KnittingKnots: I'm glad you liked the chapter. I figured that Miroku would not approve of Grolim faith practices. Up until that chapter, we really hadn't had as detailed portrayal of the way they sacrifice others, and I figured that Miroku would be the best one to explore it with. Sesshomaru and Inuyasha wouldn't sit through it. They'd just blow the place to bits and call it good. As for Nahaz, well, it's not unusual that he'd be betraying Naraku. he's an original David Eddings character in the Malloreon, and a Demon Lord from Hell itself. Letting himself become an incarnation is one way for him to get closer to the Orb of Aldur, the very thing he wants even if its scares the crap out of him at the same time. I don't think, though, that he'd have much luck prying it away from the Godslayer, Garion. He seems to be capable of defending the thing if need be.

Bookreader9999: Glad you like how the story is turning out. I hope you'll keep reading!

NewFan: Glad you liked the chapter. As for who the Child of Light is, be patient.You'll see!

joyrid3: I'm glad you enjoy the story. I'd have to disagree with the "out of character" Sesshomaru, though. I've thrown him into a very difficult situation, and although he's been very open in expressing his feelings for Rin, the majority of those scenes are in private. He's also very scared, regardless if he'd like to admit it or not. He's also a dog, and dogs are very scent orientated beings. He's making sure everyone with a strong enough nose KNOWS that Rin is his and his alone. He's also facing his greatest challenge: Rin isn't just a little human girl anymore. She's a sorceress, and he still is trying to wrap his brain around that without it exploding. He's getting better, but that doesn't mean it doesn't scare the crap out of him now and again. Sometimes, he just has to reassure himself that she's really the little girl he knows and loves, even if she could probably turn him into a toad if she wanted to. Suddenly, he's not the most powerful figure in the relationship, either. The balance is slowly starting to even out, but he's gonna still be freaked out as we go along. I've really had to bend his arm behind his back a few times on things, but it's turned out, I'd like to think. I do hope that you'll continue to read and review!

Lannie: I'm glad you're enjoying the story, even though it is really, really long. Technically, I should have broken it into "books" but I never dreamed it'd be this monster. I'm thrilled that you enjoy the Rin and Sesshomaru interactions. I think that Sesshomaru acts the way he does for several reasons in the series. Part of it is his breeding, his temperament, and his upbringing. I think the other part is the fact that he has a little toadie (literally) that does nothing but remind him that he's some big bad ass Demon Lord every five seconds. It's hard to be yourself when Jaken's always kissing your ass. I think if he could spend some time with Rin, alone, he'd act as he does in my story, at least somewhat. Then, I've also turned his world upside down with making her a sorceress. The poor thing is so confused and just wants to have a normal, human little girl again, I think. I'm sure that he'll eventually get used to it, but there will always be a part of his mind that tugs at him about what she was once like. I also aged her to that time when she's on that borderline of not being a child but not quite being a woman. He's male, so he has NO clue what to do with a budding young woman. It's a wonder he hasn't gone mad, huh? I do hope you'll continue enjoying these elements, though, and keep reading and reviewing!

tiber360: I'm glad you found the story back. I know AFF was giving me fits for months, too. Hope you'll enjoy it!

phoenixavatar: Oh dear. I haven't abandoned the story, not by a long shot. It just took awhile to get this chapter where I wanted it. Between work and other real life concerns, it's been difficult finding time to write, too. I'm glad you love the Sess/Rin relationship. Keep reading, we've got a long way to go!

Charles Watford, Jr: Ah, so you're interested in reading the Belgariad/Malloreon series. The order is this: Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, Castle of Wizardy, Enchanter's End Game; Malloreon: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda, Sorceress of Darshiva, Seeress of Kell, and the two prologues Belgarath the Sorcerer, Polgara the Sorceress. Happy reading there, and I hope you'll continue to read the story!

Ethereal Siren: I'm glad you're enjoying the story and took the time to review. I do hope that nasty ad won't eat another one, though. And yes, Sesshomaru is slowly getting a sense of humor, isn't he? Poor Inuyasha. Hope you're ready for another update, though!

Anime Spiral:

xipe totec: I'm glad you're enjoying the story! Keep reading!

InunKags: Glad you're enjoying the story!

Well, that's all for now. Until next time!

Links: AFF, MediaMiner, Anime Spiral

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Re: Journey fan, retiail worker, and friend(?)

Go right ahead! That's fine with me.

And I'm glad you think I'm a great author. I just try to write the kind of story I'd like to read, I guess. Hope you'll continue enjoying it!

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