Published On: January 6, 2009

Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 4: Stories, p.06-10

Dogwood Blossoms, Chapter 4: Stories, p.06-10

I've been waiting, like, three years to crack that last joke. heheh

Acknowledgments and Disclaimer: The fate of no one historical was changed by the making of this comic. Inuyasha-tachi belong to Takahashi Rumiko and everyone she has sold them to. This is a mostly nonprofit fan work that Iā€™m really slowly putting too much work into because I'm a pathetic period-accuracy purist. All historical inaccuracies are the fault of myself--some deliberate, the rest out of ignorance. There is only so much time a girl can put into research for a fan project. Many thanks to the beta group for their help and suggestions.

86 thoughts on “Dogwood Blossoms – Chapter 4: Stories, p.06-10

  1. GLOMP! OMG thank you for updating Dogwood! I have been going crazy wanting to see what was to happen next. I cant wait for the next one !

  2. YAY! MORE! šŸ˜€ you and Reengirl [link] have got me hooked on your Sesshomaru fan comics! ^^ they’re both soo awsome!

    1. Haha! I’ve got you reading Sess/Rin! šŸ™‚

      1. that’s cause your story’s soo cute! ^^

        1. you’re welcome! ^^

  3. THANK YOU!!
    Yay updates!!
    I love when people do that!
    Its getting interesting!!
    You know what you should do..
    a family picture.
    Of all his pups!
    alive or dead..
    Be cute šŸ˜€
    AWESOME btw


    1. Thanks!

      The closest to a family picture we’re going to get is [link]

  4. Yay!!!! I love your work. I can’t wait to see when she meets Sesshoumaru. ^_^

    1. Thanks!
      It’s going to still be a while…..
      Oh, the buildup.

  5. Hurrah! An update! Omg… I feel sorry for her.. ;__; If I were in her shoes too, I’d feel very uncomfortable too. XD

    1. Yay!
      It’s a bit awkward, right? šŸ™‚

  6. So wonderful to see this here! I love your characters…Shichiro is so sincere and sweet. ^_^

    1. Thank you! šŸ™‚
      He’s got his mischievous side. šŸ™‚

  7. YAY! ^_^

    …Um, that’s pretty much all I have to say, other than this is another excellent addition to the series. The lines on Sesshoumaru’s dog form are a little dark and clean in comparison to the rest of the comic, but that’s the only (small) complaint I have. Well done! šŸ™‚

    1. Yay thanks! šŸ™‚

      They’re, uh, contrasting!

  8. Wow! When you said Dogwood Blossoms would be up soon I didn’t expect this soon! (That’s a good thing!) Oh, hurray on the update! The artwork is fantastic and I do like Catherine’s reaction to what is happening, controlled but just barely. Whether you meant to have it be funny or not, I found it funny when Shichiro seemed reluctant to tell her that Sesshoumaru only nodded. (And I loved the joke at the end). I am really excited for the next part (and I hope it comes soon but I know you actually have a life, unlike me.) I personally can’t wait until Sesshoumaru himself comes on the modern day screen and meets Catherine. (What will he wear I wonder, a regular suit? Probably. A very expensive one too)

    1. Thanks! šŸ™‚

      Ahgh, I’ve barely thumbnailed the next part, and I have to get lots of references….yeek. Hopefully it won’t be too long till I get it out. šŸ™‚

      Sesshoumaru definitely wears lots of expensive suits. But what he’ll be wearing when they meet…that’s yet to be seen. šŸ˜‰

  9. *dies laughing*

    Marvelous, marvelous I/K final joke! Whee! Also very much liked the ‘I’d turn feral and whoop him into the next century’ line.

    I loved Catherine’s response to the various ‘stories’; the blanket was a great prop!

    In the second panel of page 10, Shichiro should probably add the -sama onto the end of Catherine’s name in that speech bubble, since the honorific is used repeatedly on the rest of the page.


    1. Hee hee! I’m glad you liked it. šŸ™‚

      It’s an increase of formality, methought. šŸ™‚

      1. It could also be fun if he slips up and almost calls her ‘Mother’ in that bubble, and then switches to ‘Catherine-sama’ to put the distance back in.

        Hey, are you still accepting commissions? I adored the work you did for Forthy (‘Tanabata’ in particular) and was bitten by the acquiring-some-of-your-artwork bug.

        1. That wouldn’t help much to calm down her mild freak-out. XD

          Yes I am! I’m supposed to be looking for a job 8 hours a day atm. Gah, I hate it. I’d rather be doing artwork. So send me an email! šŸ™‚

        2. *grin* No, it certainly wouldn’t, which is why it would be fun for him to revert to a child-like role; what kid enjoys seeing their mother upset?

          Will do!

  10. Brilliant last joke! I love how Inuyasha talks against Sesshoumaru with such simple language, and Shichiro counters quite elegantly. What juxtaposition. šŸ™‚

  11. You know I can actually see a slight evolution of your style as we go along? =D Just look at how beautifully you’ve depicted the Asian features in the 4th panel of the last page! You can even see a difference in the hair.

    Now that we’re getting along, I’m getting pretty curious about what Inuyasha and Kagome’s involvement will come to as well. It’s all veeeeery intriguing … I look forward to the next installment!

    1. Hopefully I’m getting better! šŸ™‚ Thank you. ^_^

      They’re mostly support, but very plot important support. XD

  12. very good ,I can’t wait to see what comes next

  13. YAY! This is good! Keep goin’!!! <33

  14. Three years. You know, that’s a long time to wait for that joke. Now, where are the rest of the pages? Chop, chop!

    1. I’ve more like that that I’ve been planning for forever. Gah, it just takes so long, and I’m slow.

      I’d much rather be working on Dogwood then what I’m supposed to be doing right now, though, for sure. gwah.

  15. Huzzah! More “Dogwood!” Wow you covered a lot of ground in one go! Poor Catherine. I’d be overwhelmed too. That last joke, by the way, was completely awesome and absolutely worth the wait! Oh, too rich!

    1. Thanks!

      I’m currently working on the next installment, and, man, are the next few pages hard hitters. It’s gonna be epic. XD

  16. YAY updates!! I really love this story please update again as soon as you have the time!! Love your work!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you are enjoying it. šŸ™‚

  17. I absolutely love the second to last panel. That Kagome/Inuyasha moment is too funny. Please continue updating. Though I love the detail you can put in when you take your time, I also love reading the story! Please find your happy medium! :blowkiss:

    1. XD

      Ah! A happy medium. What a thought. ^_^; Yes, I should work on that. lol

  18. The joke was worth the wait. Inuyasha does have a problem with athlete’s tongue, doesn’t he?

  19. Bwahaha!

    Inuyasha no baka

    This doujinshi is very good. I’m usually not part of the Sess/Rin dom, but honestly, the quality of the story and drawings/shading/colouring (especially the kimono patterns in a previous chapter) are astounding.

    It’s awesome.

    I wonder what will happen next… šŸ˜‰

    Dewa mata

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it despite the pairing. :]

      I’ve just updated with the next pages, if you’d like to check them out: [link]

  20. will you do another page?

    1. I finally have!
      Sorry for the terribly long wait.


  21. I’ve always hated Sess/Rin romance but this has captured my attnetion. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad to hear that even some people who dislike the ship are enjoying this! ^_^

      1. I try to keep an open mind to everything. It’s rare but every now and then an author (or in your case artist) comes along with something abstract and has the ability to make it work. Hope you update soon

  22. Hi there. Sorry to be a bother, but when is the next post coming out?

    1. I’ve finally updated with the next pages! Sorry it took so long. If you’d like to check them out: [link]

      Thank you for reading! ^_^

      1. I just read it and i’m glad to see its still alive! I cant wait for the next update

  23. Hey there! I just reread Dogwood and I know it has been awhile since you updated so I thought I would just leave an encouraging note. I know you must have tons going on in your life and I am not here to nag I just want to let you know that many of us love and appreciate your story. I can’t wait to see what happens next and I hope that you will find the time to work on Dogwood. It is an original and engaging fancomic and I have not seen it’s like in the Inuyasha fandom and (I am pretty sure in any other fandom) and I just want you to know that I think it is special and I love the fascinating world and characters you created and how you have managed to create a Rin/Sess story with, what we have seen of Sesshoumaru, a completely in character Sesshoumaru. I know times are tough now so that this is probably on the back burner’s back burner but I hope you get the chance to work on the things you enjoy and have time to give us any sort of update.

    Again, we love your story!

    1. Aww, thank you! I’m so glad you like it. ^^

      I’m sorry I haven’t updated in so long. Yeah, lots of other life things have gotten in the way. I do intend on continuing it, but it is a back-burner project.
      Really nice prods like this do motivate me to work on it, so thank you! šŸ™‚

  24. This is an amazing comic. I’m very much enjoying it.

  25. I’ve been hooked on Sessh x Rin pairing these days, and your comic really has been like a shining star to my current obsession! Haha// I can’t wait for the next sequel. When do you think you will be updating if you don’t mind me asking? :]

    1. Oh, thank you! ^_^ I’m so glad you are enjoying it.

      I don’t know when I’ll get the next chapter out! ;_; It’s currently rough sketches. I’m sorry. šŸ™

  26. wow, i totally love this story…i hope to see the next chapter ^^ i’m rly looking forward to it

    1. I’m so glad you like it! ^_^

      And I’ve finally updated with the next pages, if you’d like to check them out: [link]

  27. Just except Sesshoumaru!!!! Gosh!

  28. Oh my goodness this comic of yours has been such a nice and sudden find! Beautiful artwork, historical accuracy (as far as I know LOL), Inuyasha. Haha~ Not to mention your realistic and western-influenced style is very enjoyable here.

    I just recently decided to go back to my “roots” and watch through my first anime Inuyasha. And needless to say I’ve been fan-girling it up all over again since I still adore mythology and ancient history. So I also thoroughly enjoyed the last few chapters and the ancient style you decided to illustrate it in.

    Good work! *goes to see the rest of your gallery*

  29. Hello! I discovered Dogwood on deviantart, and followed a few links over to your LJ. Allow me to say that it’s been a long time since I’ve stumbled upon anything with both an engaging plot and lovely lovely artwork to go along with it. It’s been such a pleasure to read what you’ve got of the comic so far (good fanfiction + good fanart = a happy happy fan), and hope that one day you might find the time to update šŸ™‚


    1. Glad you like it! And sorry it took me so long, but I’ve just updated it:

      Thanks for reading. ^^

  31. I am really excited to see when Rin and Sesshoumaru do finally meet in the modern era! The build-up of the plot has really been a pleasure to read, this is incredibly in-depth and exposes your devotion to detail and innovative structure in your work. Absolutely enthralling šŸ™‚
    I did enjoy the historical aspects a lot, with all the descriptions of each reincarnation and the children following, it gave a sense of reality and and the events being believable.

    OCs are not always the biggest of hits, but with the individuality of each one presented so far, I can’t help but to love the creations of such fantastic characterization!

    I greatly applaud the effort put into this project of yours and eagerly await the next installment.

    1. Thank you for all the lovely comments! ^___^ I’m so glad you’re enjoying Dogwood.
      The next installment has been sitting half-sketched in it’s folder for over a year now. *sigh* Not very good, I know. I’ve been working on other projects.
      I do intend to come back to this, however. I need to find the time.

      1. Your welcome it was well deserved!
        And that’s quite alright, it is on your own time and we all get busy as we go along. Understandable šŸ™‚
        Well until then I will continue my fangirl perusal while anticipating the next update, I most definitely will look into your other works as well
        Thanks again!

  32. *whimper* Will we ever get to see more?

    1. Sorry I’m terrible at updating this, Itesa. ^_^; But I’ve finally finished some new pages!

      I’m so glad you enjoy the story. Thanks for all of your support!

  33. Will this be updated further? I like the direction it’s going in, and the art style you’re using. You give everybody their own faces; nobody looks the same. šŸ™‚

  34. You must continue with this! D:

  35. wait!!! is this the last page???
    u can’t stop here!!!
    PLEASE!!!! UPDATE!!!!

    <3 <3 <3

  36. psst. if i was her… welll… hee hee he

  37. I just love the side comments that Inuyasha and Kagome make. šŸ˜€

  38. “Really, Inuyasha? That’s interesting to know.” lol Best line ever.

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