Melanippos
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Joined 08-21-08, id: 1673401, Profile Updated: 06-19-10
Author has written 5 stories for Inuyasha, Fairy Tales, and Alice in Wonderland.

Let me re-iterate. I am not a writer, I am an illustrator.

My work can be seen up on deviantart under the username: "melanippos" and there is a little bit of sess/kag fanart there for some of the other authors work here on fanfic.
Most of it is hidden in the scraps section. I am available to commission, time pending, more for non fan art than anything else but I am more than capable - especially if it assists pay my rent.

However due to the evils of RosieB, TallyMark and Forthright a few niggling storylines won't leave me alone and so I am going to attempt to exorcise them with pen, old photographs (I write on their backs) and the computer.

And may the makers have mercy on our souls.

My own background is in Natural History, Myth, Botany, Zoology and so forth. In my spare time (I kid you not) I put on armor and hit people with a sword, spin wool into thread and draw highly detailed pictures of plants and animals. I have done archery, horse riding and can skin a rabbit.

I get irritated by authors and artists who make assumptions about things having never done them or researched them - ROARS: Shaolin Monks!? With Katanas?! GRRRR (pride and prejudice and zombies reference).
So if I show ignorance in anything I write about please let me know that I might rectify it. I know some Japanese but hope I won't overuse it through my stories. I find it can be irritating in the works of others.

Otherwise kowtows: Proper Feedback would be greatly appreciated. I am new to this field of writing and one of the things I really want to avoid is staleness, repetitiveness or excessive predictability.

Dis-tressed is on hiatus until Benten is out of my system. It needs to ferment a little more anyway before it is ready to roll off my fingertips as readily as the latter.

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Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,788 - Reviews: 10760 - Favs: 7,074 - Follows: 6,220 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Imperceptible by forthright reviews
A story told through a series of drabbles and oneshots, tracing the slow and steady progress of trust. Sesshoumaru and Kagome, CU. NEWEST: 'Plummet' An unwise wish would be a dangerous thing.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 99 - Words: 124,866 - Reviews: 3629 - Favs: 2,049 - Follows: 1,840 - Updated: 1/14/2013 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Technoelfie reviews
AU. Even in her darkest moments, Kagome never lost hope. Even in his darkest moments, Sesshoumaru never had it. But convictions falter and certainties are shattered when the jewel forces them into an unexpected moment of intimacy. SK.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 51,176 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 449 - Follows: 530 - Updated: 9/22/2011 - Published: 8/13/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Misconceptions And Misunderstandings by Time on my hands reviews
Without caring for the facts, Sesshoumaru jumps to the wrong conclusion with devastating results. Now months later, armed with the truth, he has to find a way to right the wrong or forever lose any hope of happiness. Sess/Kag
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 79 - Words: 254,075 - Reviews: 1290 - Favs: 822 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 6/25/2011 - Published: 4/4/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Unspoiled by forthright reviews
Something goes awry during a trip through the Well, and Kagome is stranded in the distant past where she encounters a familiar face. When a very young Sesshoumaru decides to keep her, the consequences ripple through time. SK. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 167,228 - Reviews: 10994 - Favs: 6,152 - Follows: 3,046 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Clutter by forthright reviews
AU. Mrs. Higurashi decides to help her daughter put her life together; enter Sesshoumaru, professional organizer extraordinaire. A romantic comedy told in 100 word snippets. COMPLETE
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 200 - Words: 33,491 - Reviews: 4085 - Favs: 1,327 - Follows: 701 - Updated: 6/7/2011 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Worthy of a Name by harunekonya reviews
Misuzu has waited long enough. He plots- with the intention of turning Natsume into someone worthy of holding his name.
Natsume Yūjin-Chō - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,380 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 656 - Follows: 70 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Nyanko, Takashi N. - Complete
Three Days by Cairnsy reviews
Madara doesn't like the cold, and neither does Natsume.
Natsume Yūjin-Chō - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,824 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/12/2010 - Nyanko, Takashi N.
Tolerable by forthright reviews
Miroku's sense of humor makes an excellent foil for Sesshoumaru's sense of dignity. Can the monk find his way into the taiyoukai's good graces? Even the most unlikely of friendships has to begin somewhere! [a collection of connected oneshots] not yaoi
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,966 - Reviews: 416 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 8/2/2010 - Published: 5/3/2007 - Sesshomaru, Miroku
The Looking Glass Has Broken by Just A Starving Writer reviews
Magical wells are subject to the whims of Fate. So is life, however long. So is love, however melancholy.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,958 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 29 - Published: 5/5/2010 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
A Road to Somewhere by Lady Librarian reviews
What began as a child's story has now become an international bestseller. After 10 years of defending what really happened, Chihiro stops believing.Until she takes a road to somewhere and learns some things can't be forgotten. Book 1 - Kamikakushi Saga.
Spirited Away - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 312,130 - Reviews: 639 - Favs: 909 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 2/21/2010 - Published: 2/19/2009 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
From Birth by animegus farmus reviews
From the moment he saw her he knew she was his - too bad they'd decided she was meant for someone else.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,359 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 1,017 - Follows: 75 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Sanctuary by Jack Hawksmoor reviews
Something is hunting Sarah and Jareth, and they need to stick together if they want to survive. J/S
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,468 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 454 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 1/12/2010 - Published: 6/24/2008 - Complete
The Tshirt incident: Retaliation & Escalation by Pika-la-Cynique reviews
Sequel to 'the T-shirt Incident' fic and the 'Jareth's Tshirt' pic. Goading the Goblin King into a twitching fury is the sort of dangerous idea that can get a girl into very, very hot water indeed... Utterly JxS. EDIT 11-08: PART DEUX begins at last!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 57,550 - Reviews: 740 - Favs: 1,069 - Follows: 838 - Updated: 12/20/2009 - Published: 5/30/2007
Lucky Shot by aimdiscord reviews
Kagome’s eyeglasses. Sesshoumaru’s curiosity. A story in which many things are explained about the series Inuyasha... or not. /SessKag, CU/ Awards: Third Place for "Best Kagome Portayal" in 2nd Qtr. 2008, Dokuga awards! Thank you, whoever nominated me!
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 75,246 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 1/26/2008 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
The Challenge Posed by aimdiscord reviews
The Challenge posed by Kagome’s three modern girlfriends: Go on a date, with someone other than Hojo! Due to the dare’s terms, Kagome unexpectedly tries to implement their plan with Sesshoumaru, but a taiyoukai is both difficult and dangerous to please.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 136,535 - Reviews: 656 - Favs: 465 - Follows: 550 - Updated: 12/7/2009 - Published: 8/1/2006 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Optique by Myaru reviews
Sess/Kag pairing. Kagome awakens at the Western Estate after a disastrous battle that leaves her friends out of commission, and she is greeted with an opportunity to peel away the layers of mystery surrounding Sesshomaru and his family.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,573 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/21/2009 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Drowning Sorrows by Tally Mark reviews
A miko and a youkai walk into a bar. SessKag Oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,903 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 429 - Follows: 34 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Two Colour Palette by thirteenxwishes reviews
Kagome meets artist Shu Nishimoto on one of her trips to the future - when she sees his paintings, she is forced to ask questions. The answers lead back to the past, to a certain Lord about to meet the girl who will change his outlook forever. -Sess/Kag-
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,838 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 4/7/2009 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Imperfect Reflections by Mizu-Tenshi reviews
Human lives are short. Madara, in Natsume's form, wears the face of that human boy and pretends. Or tries to. But he always gets it wrong. Implied Madara/NyankoxNatsume
Natsume Yūjin-Chō - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,217 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 19 - Published: 3/29/2009 - Nyanko, Takashi N. - Complete
Besides by Ijin reviews
A humble tribute to Rosie B's Beside You In Time; Ch.03 - Triberg 1649 - the evening of the ball
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,045 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 2/13/2009 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
The Weight of Memories by minerva-one reviews
Sess/Kags. Burdened by his past, Kagome decides to give Sesshoumaru a present to heal his broken heart. Written for LJ's dokuga contest Christmas Challenge. There will be 12 parts. Romance, introspection, some angst.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,067 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/18/2008 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Sesshoumaru's Bad Fluff Day by LadyBattossai reviews
Everyone has a bad day, even taciturn demon lords. Together with Rin and Jaken, Sesshoumaru discovers how bad a seemingly innocuous day can really get.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,802 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/8/2008 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Sesshomaru, Inuyasha
Frivolous Sentimentalities by Tally Mark reviews
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, what galaxy are youkai from? Because Kagome would really like to know. SessKag oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,139 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 2,802 - Follows: 197 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Table for Three by Priestess Skye reviews
It had been 500 years since they last saw each other. She's a chef lost in her grief, trying to rediscover herself. He's trying to remember who he once was. Two lonely people find themselves connected in a way neither would have thought possible. Sess/Kag
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,931 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 21 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
Moonlit by Tally Mark reviews
Moonlight can't exist without sunlight. SessKag short oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 688 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 268 - Follows: 23 - Published: 10/18/2007 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dog Demons by Unseelie Sidhe reviews
The rules of choosing your Inu companion ...warning...this story will not in any way attempt to take itself seriously! currently under revision
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 30,047 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 357 - Updated: 9/23/2007 - Published: 4/18/2007 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Etchings by Tally Mark reviews
Kagome just wanted a little alone time. Was that too much to ask? SessKag oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,287 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 29 - Published: 8/26/2007 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Worthy by Youkai no Yume reviews
Howl wasn’t worthy of Sophie Hatter, but can only hope that she doesn’t notice all of his shortcomings because now that he has a heart, it would surely break if she realized loving him was nothing but impractical. Howl x Sophie oneshot
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,680 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 22 - Published: 4/4/2007 - Complete
Exacting Change by AxidentlGoddess reviews
They say the sins of the father are visited on the sons...but why in the world did they have to drag her into it? Someone is after revenge and somehow Kagome gets dragged right smack into the middle of it. Now they're stuck in a game no one knows the rule
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 72,426 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 11/29/2006 - Published: 7/20/2005 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Could Be Raining by Just A Starving Writer reviews
The perfect curse, courtesy of Naraku, can bring just about anyone together. Even Kagome and Sesshoumaru. Complete oneshot.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,371 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 666 - Follows: 61 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Sesshomaru's Dilemma by sesshomaru's dokkaso reviews
After Inuyasha and the gang help Sesshomaru, the demon lord finds himself owing them a life debt. Just how far will he go to repay the debt and restore his honor?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 86,146 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/17/2006 - Published: 12/28/2005 - Complete
La Vie en Rose by Noacat reviews
[SessKag] An innocent game of tag. A chance meeting with the Western Lord's ward change everything for her. What lies between childhood innocence and jaded adulthood and when do you stop looking at the world through rose colored glasses? ON HOLD.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 56,933 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 3/27/2006 - Published: 1/18/2005 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Concordia Discors by Enkida reviews
On a seemingly normal trip back to the modern era, Kagome suddenly realizes the consequences of playing with the past. In trying to discover a balance between two vastly different worlds, she finds help from the most unlikely of sources. COMPLETE
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 62,140 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 3/27/2006 - Published: 3/3/2006 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
Metamorphosis by Noacat reviews
[One Shot, SesshKag] His skin had been stretching thin lately and he didn't know why. Everything was the same, yet still he felt as if he had changed or was changing. RATED FOR VIOLENCE AND IMPLIED SEXUAL SITUATIONS. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,164 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 20 - Published: 3/21/2006 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
One Less Star, Book 1 by HardlyFatal reviews
The mikos assigned to protect the Shikon no Tama are fated always to join with the members of a certain youkai family to protect it. Fated love is not all it's cracked up to be. KagoSess.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 73,814 - Reviews: 501 - Favs: 466 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 2/4/2006 - Published: 7/11/2004 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Swordsmen according to Sanji by Cairnsy reviews
Sanji had always been of the opinion that all swordsmen were desperately trying to compensate for something. Zoro x Sanji.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 19 - Published: 7/8/2005
Means to an End by Aiwendil Amaurea reviews
[Complete] Kagome and Rin are kidnapped by Naraku in an attempt to destroy Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru. When things go wrong, Kagome ends up in the demon lord's hands. She was only supposed to be a tool, but Kagome has a way of changing those near her.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 87,058 - Reviews: 1185 - Favs: 1,387 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 9/30/2003 - Published: 3/13/2003 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
The Enticement by Scattered Logic reviews
In exchange for returning to the Labyrinth, Sarah is offered what she desires most... She's about to learn there is a huge difference between fantasy and reality.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 74,190 - Reviews: 833 - Favs: 959 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 6/14/2003 - Published: 2/28/2003
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Benten's lesson reviews
Sesshoumaru angers and offends a goddess. In retribution she decides he is in need in a lesson of humility and decides on Kagome's knowledge of unusual foreign literature as the means of exacting an education on the both of them.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 45 - Words: 93,892 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 2/3/2010 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
DisTressed reviews
Rin is found gore spattered and alone, Sesshoumaru doesn't appear able to return and Kagome makes a strange new... friend. Romance may or may not take a part in future. The garnering of respect, however, will.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,936 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/8/2013 - Published: 2/2/2010 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Straw into Gold reviews
A five part contemporary rewrite of the traditional Rumplestiltskin fairytale accompanying my Tour de Fleece 2010 challenge on Ravelry.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,819 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 7/9/2010
Advent reviews
A Sess/Kag tale prompted by the twelve days of christmas, posted where possible daily over twelve chapters. Started December 25th. The self challenge - that each succeeding chapters word count also increases.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 9,070 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/8/2011 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Before the Rabbit Hole reviews
A prequel the return of Alice to Wonderland, inspired by Bri-chan of Deviantart's lovely comic involving the grown up Alice and the Hatter.
Alice in Wonderland - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,461 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Alice - Complete