Author has written 6 stories for Inuyasha, and Prince of Persia.
June 24th, 2011
I decided that my beautiful profile needed an update. I actually stopped to read it over...it was bad. So bad. Haha. I'm not going to preach about myself (today. Maybe tomorrow...), I'll just skip to the important parts so you know why I'm on here.
If I had to describe one of the most important teachers and inspiration for creative processes in my life, this would be it.
I recognize the bad and the good parts.
Inuyasha wasn't the greatest anime or manga. The drawing in the original series wasn't consistent, and I found the art work in the manga...not great. The series was draggy...and Naraku was a bit of a stupid villian in some ways, the characters don't develop really at all (save Kikyo and Tetsusaiga), Inuyasha doesn't seem to train and any of the main characters don't either. Some of the characters are annoying and stupid. Some of the characters are cool, but not given enough screen time.
But...besides that, Inuyasha was magical.
I learned so much. Friendship and love, anger and the simple pleasure of being with someone. The little stories connected to the larger one, were splendorous. The heartbreaking love story between Kikyo and Inuyasha had me cherishing every moment of life. The tragic journey of Kikyo showed me how terrible things can change people, and yet they can still move on and change. The friendly bond between Kagome and Inuyasha had me laughing in wonder. Sango and Kohaku’s sibling attachment had me thinking about the greatness of having someone of the same blood. Miroku and Sango’s relationship showed me that things go on after the big turns in life. Shippo showed me the relation between father and son, Koga – leader and lead. And last, but not least, the twisted anger of Onigumo and Naraku showed me how love…when turned into lust, can ruin souls.
I connected Inuyasha to my everyday life. The music brought me into composing, and every song I hear…I hear Kikyou’s sorrowful being or Rin’s playful chatter. It brought me into athletics, wanting to be strong and fast like Inuyasha.
This may seem farfetched and obsessive.
But, Inuyasha brought me to me.
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