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Patapon gem sheet by OdaSwifteye
Patapon gem sheet
Don't give me any concise ideas on where to place this art DA. I wouldn't want you to spoil me. 

*coughs* So hey, I made a bunch of other art things that I could submit to my channel page as an example of the work I've been doing but I'm not really sure about the quality or the legality of doing so, so I'll just submit this which just counts as fan art. It's of me making a brief sprite sheet of the Patapons from Patapon using Gem weapons from Steven Universe. You'll never guess show I've been watching. 

I unfortunately made this before Sardonyx appeared. Had it been done afterwards I would have added her hammer as a Tondenga or a Dekapon weapon. I liked his one and had a bit of fun working on it but I don't think it has the appeal either group is looking for so I probably won't do more of them. 
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Nothing much. Ah, i'm fucking with ya I'm been up to loads. Yeah actually. Not just faffing about me I've been doing a ton of stuff! I finally got my GED so I can go to college and maybe get a degree in something that will get me a steady well paying job (although my chances are quite slim). I've been building a career from the ground up to pay for my various needs but I'll keep tight lipped on that until my paper work goes through the government and I have a license to it in my area and protect it in the court of law from idea poachers and be a legitimate business (yes, it's that serious and novel). 

I picked up on my ability to sprite. Yes. I've been spriting again and I haven't done that in a few years. Making art from scratch. I haven't been submitting it here though. I've been submitting it on Tumblr! Yes I now have a Tumblr site and I basically use it as a dumping ground for coming up with topics to write about, dropping links to things that interest me, airing out certain thoughts, and basically amusing myself in ways that I really couldn't do in deviant art. I've been keeping it updated since LAST NOVEMBER. Not everyday but at least once per week although with the update to give the users scheduled uploads I basically set a week of updates up the week before. 

If you ever wanted to hear from me more often it's where you should go as I imagine I'll keep it up with the intentions to expand my topics as I gain more listeners. The larger the readership the hotter the topics. I'm interested in things that are hot, aren't you? 
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Right now I'm just finishing up my Halloween nightmare month where I post a bunch of crazy, surreal, creepy, Zany, and thoughtful things. 
I had a lot of fun with it and plan on doing it again next year with even weirder stuff that I forgot to list! 

So yes. I've also taken up editing as a new skill to use and abuse. I've done it on my tumblr as well where I would do things like this. ideahat-universe.tumblr.com/po…
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I've forgotten why I even wanted to do something like this. Oh yeah! I wanted to edit together a Gif as an exercise to see if I can still animate in general. I animated Rose's Flag from Steven universe while having the opening theme to Patapon 1 play in the background. It turned out better than I expected if it means anything to anyone. 

So I plan to do more of that time permitting as well. 

Because of my new business I have to wipe the cobwebs off my skills to web design! But I haven't made nearly as much progress with that as with other things so I should really pin that down. So that's my solution to the update problem. Have a Tumblr where I can submit things without worrying about the submission process being strict and abstract (and shit). 

My horoscope told me that this would be my year. 

I wonder if I even have people who still remember me on this site. Aside from Mir of course. 
  • Listening to: Terry's World
Marriage and procreation are very important subjects to the denizens of Sakura Village









Marriage and procreation are very important subjects to the denizens
of Sakura Village. There is an order that determines how certain
things will decide the fate of an individual based on how they were
born and what they excel at as they age.



The culture of being married is so deeply entrenched that most
creatures in the village seek mates before they even finish trade
school. In this instance no action is taken and the decision is
respected. However. In the event that creature in question has
difficulties choosing or finding a mate several actions may be taken.



If they are poor stock, have a horrible skill level in school, or
have committed a terrible crime of some sort these creatures will be
banished.



If they are of fantastic stock, come from a powerful family, or have
fine breeding potential but have remained single due to an absurd
level of obliviousness or captiousness it falls into the hands of the
community who make their choices based on the decisions made by the
elders.



No one is outright betrothed but once the elders have decided your
future it would be wise to adhere to it....











Kitsune Chronicles







Chapter 10 Act one







A Fair Trade











“What is the name of the sacred burial flower?” Zheng asked
looking around at the various students to see who was and wasn’t
paying attention. Cammy’s hand was up before she even finished the
sentence but rather than call her she puts her focus on Jourton who
is currently nodding off. “Master Young?” She asked, Jourton
stirred awake and gave the teacher his undivided attention. “What?
What did you say again?” Jourton said. Everyone in the class
excluding Cammy snickered at Jourton’s torpid nature. “What is
the sacred burial flower?” She asked again. “Uhh, Carnation?”
Jourton replied. “It’s Irises! Irises are supposed to connect
the living with the realm of the afterlife, so it’s buried with the
dead as a way to give them safe voyage!” Cammy yelled!



The teacher gave her a very cross look. “Thanks Cammy!”
Jourton said happily.



“That’s all for today. Koo, I must speak with you.” The
teacher said. Cammy’s heart sank as she braced for what she could
only assume is a stern reprimand for her behavior.







“I’m sorry ma’am; I didn’t mean to outburst again I swear it
will never happen again!” Cammy said. “Why do you bother?”
She said. “I-I-I don’t know. I don’t like his antics is
all?” Cammy said. “Not him, you.” She said. “Me?”
Cammy replied. “There’s not a thing in my class that you don’t
know by heart. You waste your life away sitting in my class.” She
says. “I- I don’t think that’s the case. Every now and then I
forget something so I try to stay informed.” Cammy said as she
frantically developed an excuse on the fly. “You have some nerve
insulting my intelligence with that excuse. A woman of your
intelligence could be doing more to enrich our village but you shirk
your responsibilities by pretending to be dull witted while you fight
with my more sincerely uneducated students for attention.” She
said. “I’m sorry teacher. I didn’t mean any harm.” Cammy
said as she started tearing up from the conversation. “I’ve been
patient with you but it’s time for you to start doing the right
thing and acting like a real adult. What I require from you is to
put your knowledge to real use and start using it to enlighten
others.” Zheng said. “You want me to be a teacher? I didn’t
know we were that short handed.” Cammy said. “We are not but it
occurs to me that Master Young is the sort of child in need of one to
one counseling. You will be his tutor and teach him everything you
know.” Zheng said. “What? I-him, but...” Cammy said as she
stumbled to find a way to politely object. “Master Young has shown
great promise and skill as of late and we’ve found with one to one
tutoring he gets further in class. Rather than him spending time
sleeping here you can be at his home teaching him things. When I’m
ready to do a test you will bring him here. You will only show up in
the morning to be briefed on what I want you to teach him. You are
the smartest student I’ve ever had. Don’t decide now to do
something foolish and turn down this request.” Zheng said. Cammy
shivered and shook like a leaf as she mustered up the will to
respond. “O-Okay...” Cammy said.



“Good. You’ll be teaching him about the barter system.” The
teacher said. Cammy nodded silently and started walking away.







Cammy silently walked home that day. Those orders pressing on her
mind like a weight. She walked into the house passing by her was her
mother Li Koo who was idly chopping vegetables up and putting them in
a steaming pot in front of her. “Hello Cammy, how are you doing
today?” She said. It only took her a moment to see that Cammy was
extremely upset. “Oh what’s wrong?” She as she put the potato
and knifes her was cutting up to the side as she gives Cammy her
attention. “My teacher has told me that I’m supposed to be
tutoring Jourton Young.” Cammy said as she mustered a large effort
to not start crying her eyes out.



“What’s wrong with that?” Li asked. “I can’t stand him!
All he does is lay about and people look the other way. What makes
him so special, I hate him!” Cammy yelled. Li walked up to Cammy
placed her paw on her cheeks as she carefully wiped away her tears.
“Cammy, how could you say that about a person? You barely know
him.” Li said. “I know enough.” Cammy said. “I don’t
think you do. You shouldn’t be so worried about this and you
shouldn’t be angry either. I believe that you handle this
objective easily and you may find the merits to his character. You
may not like him but if you spend some time you could learn to
respect him.” Li said. “I don’t really have a choice do I?”
Cammy said. Li frowned and said nothing.











Cammy solemnly walked her way to Jourton's house only to be alerted
by what sounded like a person deep in the thralls of combat. She
rushes only to find it was Jourton fighting a garden of weeds.
Jourton treated the overrun field of Garlic Mustard like an invading
force of soldiers that have surrounded him. Even though Cammy had
clearly arrived Jourton wasn't paying any attention to her. "Excuse
me, Master Young?" Cammy said sheepishly. Jourton doesn't hear
her and continues to fight the weeds. "Excuse me, Master
Young!" She said, louder; still no response. "Moron!"
Cammy said, yelling at the top of her lungs. Jourton froze as the
word was well heard and echoed throughout the forest. Jourton looked
at Cammy who looked back at him with a very angry and flustered look.



"Cammy! When did you get here?" Jourton said happily.
"Just now." Cammy said as she attempts to temper herself.
"What brings you here Cammy? You want to hang out or
something?" Jourton asked as he casually twirled his dagger
around. "I came here to let you know that you won't be going to
class anymore." She said. "Really, why is that?"
Jourton asked. "Well, our teacher decided that you need one to
one help so from now on I'm going to come here and instruct you."
Cammy said.



Jourton's eyes lit up. "You're my teacher? That's awesome!"
Jourton said. Cammy's face turned red.



"G-good, I'll be coming here tomorrow to start our lessons."
Cammy said. "We should start now!" Jourton said.
"W-what?" Cammy said taken aback by Jourton's response.
"We should start now. It should be fun! You're already here.
You didn't bring anything but that's okay we can hang out here or in
my house and we can have a good time!" Jourton said very
happily. "I'm not here to have a good time I'm here to teach
y-" Cammy said only to be cut off by Jourton. "Wait,
wait! You've never been here before; I should show you around the
place!" Jourton said as he bound to Cammy, firmly placing
himself in her personal space. "I'm already here, what is there
to see?" Cammy said as she backed away from him. "I'll
show you!" Jourton said. He then grabbed Cammy's paw and pulled
her enthusiastically into his house.



"He pushes open the rather flimsy and creaky door to his home
and nearly whips Cammy in. Jourton's house is incredibly unkempt and
dirty. Objects piled around, Bugs crawling through the cupboards,
and dust in key areas of the house that clearly goes neglected.
Cammy is absolutely appalled by the state of the domicile. "This
is where I sleep; it's comfier than it looks!" Jourton said as
he jumped onto his bed. He then bounced out of it and almost
dangerously collides with a pile or armor and weapons. "This is
my armory. I have everything you need for sparring and fighting bad
guys!" Jourton said as he causally picked up and tossed aside a
tunic.



"Wait a second. Here's one last place. This one is the best
place!" Jourton said. He walked to a clearing in his room
where it appears that the ceiling has been patched. He jumps up and
pulls on a string that conspicuously hanging from the ceiling. He
pulled it and a block flicks open and revealing itself to be a hatch
of some kind. "That's a weird installation." Cammy said.
Her house and many others don't have this sort of hatch so it took
her by surprise when Jourton pulled it open. "Come closer
Cammy!" Jourton said motioning Cammy to get closer. "I'd
rather stand here, thank you." Cammy said. "Come on
Cammy, its super cool!" Jourton said. "I don't believe we
have the same concept of 'Cool.'." Cammy said. "I want to
show you something super secret and special. I've never shown it to
anyone!" Jourton said.



"Why start with me?" Cammy asked hesitantly as she slowly
started moving closer to Jourton. "I've always wanted to show
you, so I never showed it to anyone else." Jourton said. Cammy
got within arms reach and Jourton gently pulled her close. Jourton
smiled at her while she could only blush and avert his gaze she
looked up at the opening and didn't see anything in particular. "I
don't understand. I don't see anything up there." Cammy said
confused. Jourton then gripped her tightly and jumped with her in
tow. The sudden jump caused her to let out a frightened squeak as he
propels them both up and through the opening.



The room is clearly an attic of some kind and makes up the roof of
the house. Windows from the north and south of the building are
supposed to bring light into this room but with the sun starting to
come down and curtains on the windows the light from outside barely
touches the room. "Don't move Cammy. Stay right here."
Jourton said as he let go of her to roam around the room."
Cammy couldn't see anything in the room but after hearing Jourton
fumble and knock things around she saw a burst of fire. Jourton
breathed on a candle setting the wick ablaze. The fire revealed the
room partially. Jourton puts the candle down and goes to find
another one. Eventually after a few moments the room was no longer a
miasma of darkness.



The room was covered in cobwebs and dust with only a pathway leading
up to what could only be described as a trophy case. Jourton happily
takes Cammy's hand and leads her towards the trophy case which was
carefully stocked with various weapons, armor, and even scrolls of
various designs and age. "This is the Young Armory. Every
Young throughout the generations has their favorite weapon placed
here." Jourton said with pride in his voice. Cammy's face went
pale as she stared intently at the trophy case and its contents.
Jourton points towards a Jewel encrusted spear. "I like this
one. This is-" Jourton Said only for Cammy to interject. "Chao
Young, the Excellent General." She says. "You know?"
Jourton said surprised. "Yes, that's the Spear of Chao Young.
That's the Fan of Hui Young, The halberd of Ju-Long Young, And
Quiver of Shu Young..." Cammy said.



"That's right! I knew you were the right one to show this too!
I spent awhile reorganizing this place it was a real mess before.
Just all the weapons and stuff placed randomly. I had this thing
built and made it to where you could proudly display the glory of the
Young family. Each Young has their all time favorite weapon that
they love the most. They of course keep it on them at all times but
when they retire or pass away the weapon go here and represent the
great deeds and heroic acts of valor that they committed. When my
father retires he'll place his dagger right there. I made a space
for him and everything!" Jourton said.



"That ends the tour for now, I hoped you enjoyed it!" He
said. He then ran off and jumped down the hatch to the lower floor,
leaving Cammy behind. "Hey!" Cammy said as she noticed
that Jourton left her up there. She ran up to the hatch and
considered jumping down but it was just high enough to where the fall
would hurt her. She looked around to find Jourton only to find him
holding a wooden ladder in his hands. She backs away from the
opening as he places the ladder underneath the entrance and walks up.



"You had a ladder this whole time?" Cammy said in a
confused and annoyed tone. "Yep, can't reach up there without
the ladder! Only I can jump that high!" Jourton said happily.
"I wanted to see if I could carry you!" He said. Cammy's
face turned red. "Get out of my way." She said as she
tried to use the ladder to climb down.







Cammy did not really sleep that night. She spent her time restless
as she worried over her future. Before she knew it her mother was
already awake and preparing breakfast for her. Cammy dressed herself
and greeted her mother and ate a bowl of porridge that she had
prepared for her. Cammy took a moment to pray over her food and ate
it at a modest pace. "Did you sleep all right dear?" Li
asked. "No, not really," Cammy said. "Well today you
need to visit that Young man. Take this with you as well." Li
said. She then handed Cammy a candied apple. "Take this with
you. I'm sure he doesn't have any food in his house or his garden."
Li said. "His Garden is a grove of weeds." Cammy said
with a smirk. "I guessed as much. You should see if you can
spare a bit of time and tend to his garden. Get it in growing fruits
and vegetables again." Li said. "Why would I waste my
time doing that?" Cammy said. Li gave her an angry look as a
reprimand to Cammy's words. "I'll take the Candy Apple to
Young's house now..." Cammy said as she quickly picked up her
things and left the house.







Cammy arrived at Jourton's house and modestly knocked the door.
There was no answer. She briefly considered just walking back home
but that wasn't really an appropriate course of action. She knocked
on the door again. She heard fumbling and sounded like a pile of
metal falling over.



After a few worrying moments of silence the door opens. "Hi
Cammy, You showed up earlier than I thought you would!" Jourton
said, inexplicably looking slightly embarrassed. "I'm sorry. I
just want to get this over with." Cammy said. "Let's get
started then!" Jourton said as he motioned for her to come in.
Cammy walked in and looked around for a safe place to sit. She
ended up spending a few minutes cleaning an area off so she could
have someplace halfway comfy to sit in. "Okay, so what do you
know about the bartering system?" Cammy asked. "Uhhhh,"
Jourton said as he struggled for an answer. "To barter is to
exchange goods or services without the use of money." Cammy
said. "Oh, right. I knew that." Jourton said. "Sure
you did, seeing as you know so much; can you tell me why we don't use
money in Sakura Village?" Cammy asked. "It's um, it's
because it's dirty?" Jourton said. "No. Money was made by
the Faithless to judge each others worth based on value of the money
to equate their worth as living creatures." Cammy said. The
puzzled look on Jourton's face was clear and it was evident that
Jourton didn't really understand. Cammy sighed. "In Sakura
Village the value of an individual is based on their ability.
Intelligence, Loyalty, Strength, Fertility, and Ingenuity are the
skills that are valued in the village and whatever you provide with
those skills is good enough on its own.



You see, here, if you don't have any talents or you refuse to put
your skills to work you'll only be banished. In places like South
Town where money is the most valuable thing to have all you need is
money. You can be talent less or have skills that don't benefit
anyone other than yourself and as long as you have the most money you
call the shots and can control the lives of just about anyone."
Cammy said. Jourton mulls over Cammy's words for a few moments.
"Hmm, If you say so Cammy!" Jourton said. "If I say
so, what do you mean? This isn't my opinion it's an objective fact!
Do you understand what I even just said?" Cammy said, clearly
annoyed by Jourton's response. "Uh, well. Money and stuff is,
Boring." Jourton said. "I don't care if it's boring.
It's supposed to be informative! I'm supposed to tell you this and
you're supposed to remember!" Cammy said angrily. "I'll
probably forget it. You know how it is." Jourton said casually
as he starts playing around with his weapons. "No. I don't
know how it is, because I'm not a lazy loser like you!" Cammy
yelled.



Cammy realizes that she clearly insulted Jourton to his face and was
consumed by the repercussions of her action. Jourton looks at Cammy
with a blank expression. She was waiting for a response or a change
in mood but it was as if time itself had frozen and that Jourton
would stare back at her for an eternity. Cammy panicked and dug into
her pockets. She quickly grasped the candied apple and presented it
to Jourton. Jourton's focus was diverted as his whole face lit up at
the sight of it.



"For me!?" Jourton said happily. Cammy hands him the
apple and he quickly chomps down on it. Cammy silently watches
Jourton eat the candied apple right down to the core. Jourton spend
a moment or two pondering on whether to eat the core as well.
Jourton looks at Cammy. Cammy worries that the time that the apple
has bought for her is now up. "Can you keep a secret?"
Jourton asked; confused, Cammy answered without really thinking
about what she could be agreeing to. "Yes." Cammy said.
Jourton smiled. "Thank you." Jourton said. He then set
the apple core and the stick on fire. Cammy watched the apple core
and stick burn down to his paws where upon he flicks it into the air
and blows it into cinders.



"What were we talking about again?" Jourton asked. "The
barter system," Cammy said. "I think I did a bit of that
when I traveled around. I did a quest for some village people and
then I got a free meal afterwards." Jourton said. "Yes.
It's like that." Cammy said. "I knew it. I'm done
talking about this. You want to hang out?" Jourton asked.
"No. No thank you." Cammy said. "I'm going to go
swimming. Are you sure you don't want to come along? You can swim
too right?" Jourton asked. Cammy's face turned red as grabbed
a book and opened it, obscuring her face. "I would prefer not
to." She said. "All right, have fun reading, I'll be
back." Jourton said as he went to the lake leaving Cammy
sitting alone in his house.







Jourton returned from an afternoon of swimming only to find Cammy
still sitting in his house. Seemingly she hasn't moved from her spot
but it's clear she hasn't spent the whole time reading. The main
room was significantly cleaner than before. Jourton looked at Cammy
as she lowered her book to look back at him. "You got dust all
over you." Jourton said, beaming back at Cammy. Cammy blushes
and gathers her books. "Okay. I'm going to go now. I'll see
you tomorrow." Cammy said. "Okay. Bye Cammy!"
Jourton said. He then rushed Cammy and gave her a hug. The sudden
act caused her to drop her books. "I'll make this up to you.
It will be a like a barter. Whatever you like, you can just ask it
of me!" Jourton said happily. Cammy pulled away from him and
grabbed her books yet again and ran out the door.







She darted back into the house running past Li who was in the middle
of preparing dinner. She locked herself in her room and sat quietly
amongst the densely packed and stacked books. Cammy thought about
Jourton and the things she did with him the past couple of days. She
worried about how she was starting to view Jourton and felt
confliction about her thoughts. She looked at her stacks of books
and carefully pulled it out of a stack without it causing others to
fall. She looked at the cover. It was a book detailing the various
heroic achievements that the Young family had done over the course of
generations. It was an old volume but it had most of the Young's in
it. She skimmed over the book and thought to herself. "I can't
be apart of this. They're all sociopaths. I can't let him deceive
me. I'm better than this." Cammy said. "Why did I have
to be the one to be his mate? I have to do something." She
said. She racked her mind to come up with a solution. It then hit
her all at once.



"Hm, yes, I know what I must do." She said.







Cammy arrived at Jourton's house with her books as usual. She
knocks on the door and Jourton very quickly opens the door without
knocking into anything on the way there. "Hi Cammy."
Jourton said. "Hello Jourton, did you sleep well?" Cammy
said in a very calm and unruffled demeanor. "What are we
learning about today?" Jourton asked. "We are going to
study up on South Town currency but I need to have a real discussion
with you." Cammy said in a very frank tone. "Is something
wrong Cammy?" Jourton asked.



Cammy gave Jourton a serious look. "Can you keep a secret?"
She asked. "Sure! You let me set stuff on fire so it's only
fair that I do the same for you!" Jourton said as he landed his
paw on Cammy's shoulder. Cammy politely shrugged Jourton's paw off
and slightly grimaced. "Thank you, see. There's a reason why I
was chosen to teach you. It's not just because I'm well read."
Cammy said. "Well we're friends of course! It just makes
sense!" Jourton said. "We aren- no. That's not the
reason, they want me to be your mate." Cammy said. Jourton
blushed and smiled giggling nervously. "Who are they?"
Jourton asked. "My mother, my teacher, the elders, everyone
basically," Cammy said. "I mean uh, are you okay with that
Cammy?" Jourton asked as he tried to compose himself. Cammy
looked Jourton, he beamed back at her with a grin. She turned away
from him. "N-no, I'm not okay with that. I know why they did
this. I took too long to choose and they want me to serve the
village. They feel the same way about you. They want me to groom
you into a pillar of the village, equal to your father and they want
me to continue your blood line and raise your children." Cammy
said.



"I don't know Cammy that sounds pretty good." Jourton
said as he walked around Cammy to see her face, Cammy sharply turned.
"I don't want you! You understand? If I wanted to be your
mate I would have done it by now. I don't want you but if I don't
accept you I'll be banished for sure and as much as I don't want you
I don't wan to be out there alone either." Cammy said. "You
want to play pretend?" Jourton said. Cammy was taken aback at
the proposition. "Yes, yes, I do want that. And here's the
deal. I'll come here and teach you things. I'll make you food and
keep your place tidy and, fix your garden as well." Cammy said
with a sigh. "That's amazing! Seems one sided though. I
should do something for you." Jourton said. "Your part of
the deal is that you don't touch me, you don't touch my stuff, and
you don't make any critical actions without consulting me first!"
Cammy said adamantly.



Jourton thought about it for a moment. He looked around as he
sorted the information around in his brain. He looked at Cammy and
held out his paw. "Put it there "wife" you got
yourself a deal." Jourton said with a big goofy grin. Cammy
smiled and took Jourton's hand. Cammy held Jourton's hand expecting
to shake it only for Jourton to whip Cammy into his arms to give her
a hug. "Is this fine?" Jourton said. Cammy was stunned
for a moment. She then put her arms around him in return and tugged
him tightly.

Kitsune Chronicles chapter 10
As hard as it was to write Jourton it was much harder to write Cammy as probably the most believable version of a reluctant Love interest. I've written her before but it's always been pretty cliche and cringe worthy where you ask yourself what is even the romantic interest. The change was to make her interest in Jourton mostly a sexual attraction to his charisma. When she critically thinks of him it's never positive but it's not always because of the things he personally does. She holds a lot of what he does against him because she views his entire family as detestable. 
So I made it into what I imagine a lot of relationships are like in certain parts of the world and in the past. Not really something that's done for real love but more for power and control. 
And yes. I added many more named relatives to the Young clan with the intention of talking about their deeds to sort of paint the image of what the Young family has done as a nice bit of juxtaposition of what a "Hero" is and why Cammy really battles with her relationship with Jourton. 
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Kitsune Chronicles chapter 9 by OdaSwifteye
Kitsune Chronicles chapter 9
I'm very proud of this one I'll have you know. Before my longest chapter was in the pony fic where it was 21 pages or so. This one is 36 pages with the double spacing. It still passes 21 pages even without that. I just put a lot of stuff into this particular one because I wanted it to be a really long adventure where you get to visit a lot of mentioned areas and we revisit South Town but we don't run into anyone noteworthy from the first five chapters unlike the last time Jourton visited South Town. 
This also marks the first time Cellr Entilt is in a story. He was supposed to be in the previous works but it never settled right with me. I very much like him and Oda Swifteye who has gotten a rather incredible nerf from the state he was in the older story but I'll talk more about him when his chapters come up. 
We also visit the Sakura Shrine which I don't even remember if it was even in the previous story. The Kitsune Stone is there but it's not like it was before. Jourton doesn't take it with him when he leaves and he does indeed fall with style off the mountain. 
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In most warrior cultures
the men go to war and the women stay at home and tend to the
children. This isn't quite the case for Majeckidors. Males are
tasked with the combat but in that regard most other creatures are
just better armed or trained harder than the average Village Fox.
The real advantage comes in confusing and scaring opponents with
magic which is a skill that is inherent in Rabbits alone. After many
centuries of mixed breeding the power is shared to all creatures born
in the village but even to this day the Rabbits have the strongest
grasp of magic.


It's
not uncommon for most female rabbits to become mages or archers when
they felt needed on the field of battle. There are many skills a
rabbit is expected to take on to be an excellent member of the
village but one that is awarded the most highly is the mastery of the
magic. The more acute the mother is the easier it is for the
children to pick up on it. An unskilled female rabbit is a nightmare
that any parent would go to great lengths to avoid and even more so
would strive to have the best possible result one can have.





Kitsune
Chronicles





Chapter
eight act one





Shadow
in the Mirror





Jourton
Young was busy sparring alone. Trying to come up with new ways to
fight and use his powers but he was coming up short. Some wind based
attacks to knock down far away objects, the ability to strike
something and set it on fire, and being able to spray water at a
speed that would knock down the unprepared. It was nice but he was
running short on ideas and it didn't always win him his sparring
matches.


“Hmm,
what can I do now?” He says finally getting tired of hitting trees
and stones and everything else in his path. He drops to the ground
and crosses his legs putting his paw to his face as he tries his
hardest to tap an idea out of his noggin. “Think, think, think,
maybe, if I gave my abilities a cool name they would be more
effective! But I don't know what to name them.” Jourton said with
a shrug. “I'm too dumb for this; I need to find someone smart to
give me their ideas. I know who to talk too! But I don't know where
they live. I'll just follow them after school then, perfect idea!”
Jourton said ecstatically.





The
next day Jourton arrived to class on time very excited and amused.
He sat with a smile on his face looking attentive but actually lost
in his own thoughts. “Master Young?” Zheng said. “Huh?”
Jourton replied. “Do you know where the foreigners of Junko Beach
from?” She asked politely. “Uh, I wasn't listening. You should
ask Cammy instead.” Jourton said casually. Cammy was completely
struck by the suggestion and actually stalled to follow through.
“Ms. Koo, do you not know?” Zheng asked incredulously. She
snaps out of the confusion and quickly attends to the answer. “They
are migrants from the Northern Sea.” Cammy blurted. Zheng nodded
and continued the lecture.





Lunch
came on and Jourton phased past it more interested in sitting at the
table with Onin who was sitting there quietly as usual. “Onin!”
Jourton said loudly to draw her attention to him. She looked at him
with no particular expression on her face. Jourton slams the apple
in front of her and she looks at it and looks back at him. “I'm
gonna drop by your house after school.” He said with a big grin on
his face. Onin's stoic face broke as she clearly reacted to the
idea. Her paws fiddled and her eyes focused intentionally on
Jourton. “What purpose would you have in doing that?” She asked
her nervousness clearly heard to all but the one she was talking too.


“You
helped me out before. I figure you know this stuff better than
anyone. So you and I are going to hang out after class. Don't
worry. I'll make it worth your while. I'm bringing a bunch of
apples for you to eat!” Jourton said eagerly. “Jourton, I-I-”
Onin stutters. “I can't wait to see you there!” Jourton said as
he bounds away to his class. Onin sits quietly again just as before
but now with a different expression on her face, fear.





Dread
filled her as she silently walked home after school. She looked
around to see was if Jourton was indeed trailing her and she saw no
one. As she walked she expected him to show up at any time and yet
he did not. She arrived at her home. Every house in Sakura village
has lush plant life. A garden of varying levels of quality and of
course a dwelling where the creatures sleep and gather with its
appearance being thoughtfully maintained throughout the seasons.
This was not the case for Onin's house. Weeds have overtaken the
garden and stripped the life from the grass surrounding it. The
trees and shrubbery were warped and petrified. Their days of growing
leaves were far behind them. The house itself from the outside was
basically a shell. Holes and tears even more foliage covering it.


She
takes another look around. She doesn't see or hear anyone else. She
walks inside and closes the door behind her. She sits on a pile of
ripped and worn out cloth and lies down as she attempts to take her
mind off of things.


She
suddenly hears a rapping on the door. Her eyes open and she gets on
her feet. The rhythmic knocking happens again. The door is then
pushed open before she could react. It's Jourton with a sack of
apples on his back. “Sorry I’m late! I had to get directions,
and more apples.” Jourton said. He threw the sack of apples onto
the ground and stretched his back out. He looked around the area
with interest. “I've never been to your house before. It's even
dirtier than my place! That's pretty impressive for a girl!”
Jourton said as he touched the layer of dust on the furniture. Onin
looks at the sack of apples and looks back at him. “You should not
have come here. I have nothing of worth for you.” Onin said.
“Sure you do! You know Kitsune stuff! Remember? Awhile back you
told me some stuff about Kitsunes and I was like. Pretty impressed,
I totally came here to ask for your help. I need to learn more about
Kitsune stuff.” Jourton said. Onin searched inside her head for a
moment for an answer. “I don't know much more than the average
creature in this village. Surely you know of someone smarter than I
on the subject matter yes?” Onin said. “Nope, Siggy doesn't
really know anything.” Jourton said nonchalantly.


“There
is no else you can ask?” Onin said. “I know you. You're my
friend. You go to friend's first when one needs help. You'd come to
me if you needed my help right?” Jourton said with a bright smile.


Onin
slumped onto the floor and thought for a moment. “What would you
have of me Master Young?” Onin asked. “Please. It's Jourton,
and I told you already. I just want to know how I can get better at
using the Kitsune powers. I know a few moves but like. How many
moves do they know?” Jourton asked. Jourton sat on the ground and
scoot close to Onin's face. Onin was visibly uncomfortable but
didn't back away at the same time to regain space. “They were
elementals really. They weren't real creatures with blood; they
weren't born from the womb of a mother. They fell and rose to the
will of Freesia.” She said.


“Freesia,
I thought the Goddess was named Sakura?” Jourton said confused.
“The Kitsune were many and covered the land for every mile and in
every acre. Sakura's words could never be heard by all of them at
once but spoken to Freesia she could tell them everything Sakura had
said. Freesia was the mind of every Kitsune on Dea Dimora. Freesia
Begonia was the Kitsune conduit.” Onin said. “Really, I don't
actually remember ever hearing of her.” Jourton said as he tried
to think of the few things he remembered hearing in class. “Am I
Freesia?” Jourton asked. Onin looked at him quizzically.
“No...There is no definite Freesia.” Onin said. “Hm, I don't
know what that means. Do I have her powers? Can I command the
Kitsune?” Jourton asked. Onin shook her head. “That was
something only Freesia could do. You do what most other Kitsunes can
do.” Onin said. Jourton starts rubbing his head frantically.
“I'm getting nowhere! Onin! Stop messing around! Tell me what
you know!” Jourton yelled. Onin was visibly shaken by Jourton's
command. For once Jourton actually acknowledges the look on Onin's
face and rackets back a bit. “Um, I'm sorry. I just don't want to
fail my class. The others are starting to like me and stuff. I
don't want to let anyone down.” Jourton said sheepishly. Onin
looked at Jourton for a moment. She took a deep breath and exhaled.
“I. I will read up on it.” Onin said. Her eyes pointed to a
large book sitting on the remains of a book case. Among all the
books on the shelf this one seemed the only object in the house that
wasn't frozen in time or overwhelmed by decay.


Jourton
noticed the book and lit up. “Hey! I've seen one of those things
before!” Jourton said. Before Onin could comment he jumped over
to the books location. “This is the book right? Let's give it a
quick read I don't need to know too much.” Jourton said as he
reached out for it. “DON'T TOUCH THAT!” Onin yelled. The sound
of her voice at such a loud note was baffling and completely stunned
Jourton. Onin stood up and walked over to the shelf and grabbed the
book with Jourton still frozen in position. “I will read it for
you.” Onin said.


“That's
good. I don't know how to read.” Jourton said as he pulled
himself together. The book was large and seemed like it would weigh
quite a bit but Onin held it like it was a pile of feathers in her
grasp. “I guess that book's really important to you huh?”
Jourton asked. Onin looked at the book with a blank expression.
She then nodded in confirmation. Jourton sighed. “I guess that's
how it is for guys like us.” Jourton said. Onin looked at him
with a confused look on her face. “What do you mean?” Onin
asked. “When parents go off to parts unknown they only leave their
stuff behind. Taking care of all the boring stuff is boring but the
nice stuff that they shared with us is cool.” Jourton said. He
pulled out his stone dagger from his pants pocket. “My father has
a dagger just like this. It's much nicer looking though. He got it
from his father and there's another dagger from that guy's father and
so on. We have a ton of daggers. This one is mine. I'll pass this
down to my kid too one day. I only have one dagger though so if I
have two kids I'll have to give the second one something else.”
Jourton said.


Onin
looked at Jourton and looked back at the book. “I do not think we
quite share those things in common. My parents gave me this book as
a gift. We do not own a library of books of this kind.” Onin said
as she finally opened the pages of the tome and started thumbing
through it. “Really, could have fooled me. I mean sure that one
isn't all dusty looking but that's the case at my house too. The
only dagger that isn't dusty is my father's dagger as he's still
using it.” Jourton said as he looked at the bookcase. He picks a
book out of the shelf and starts making faces in the dust with his
paws.


After
a minute or so of playing with the dusty books and the dust itself he
looks over at Onin. She's mumbling to herself in an odd and frenetic
manner. The pages practically turned themselves as she doesn't move
a single paw to do so.


“Did
you find what we're looking for? We don't need to read the whole
book like I said. Just look for the cool Kitsune stuff.” He said
as he walked over to her. He kneels down to her side. She acts as
if he isn't even there. Jourton whistles into Onin's ear to get her
attention. She doesn't respond. “Ah I get it, Very funny Onin.”
Jourton said with a smirk. He motions his paw over the book to
block Onin's vision and in a blink of an eye she grabs his wrist.
Jourton jumps at the sudden grab and tries to pull his arm free only
to have Onin tighten it on him. She looks at him. Her eyes glowing
red her breathes, audible and coarse.


Jourton
struggles as he feels like hand getting harshly squeezed. “Onin,
let go! Please, Onin!” Jourton pleaded. Onin's deadly gaze and
grip loosen where upon Jourton flings himself away. He grabs his
wrist which is now causing him great pain. Jourton darts out of the
house leaving Onin alone.





The
next day Jourton was not seen in his morning class and most of lunch
went by without him being seen. Onin sat alone. Sullen and quiet,
she looked at the ground where upon an apple rolled into her vision.
She looked up and saw Jourton with his wrist in a brace. He picked
the apple up and tried rubbing it with his still hurt wrist.
“Jourton I-” Onin said. “I'm sorry about what I did to ya
there. I stressed you out. That was wrong of me. I was desperate
and put you in a weird place. That's not what friends do to each
other, if we are still friends.” Jourton said with a sad look on
his face as he hands her the apple. She held it in her hand and
looked at Jourton. She then took a bite from the apple, skin and
apple and chewed it and upon swallowing she smiled and said. “Let
me tell you what I learned about the Kitsunes.” She said to
Jourton whose face was brightened by Onin's display.







Kitsune Chronicles chapter 8
You've probably noticed that I've taken a real interest in fleshing Sakura Village out as a religious parallel. Yes you aren't imagining that. You can decide what it's supposed to mirror but I wanted to give it a real hierarchy and structure with lots of rules and a standard belief structure. 
But like with any of these things there's always controversies that are swept under the rug because addressing it would cause more problems than pretending it just never really happened. Onin Yaba is such a situation and I'm taking a lot of pride in really making that character her own character as opposed to being Duan's Minion although this makes Duan a very odd and lonely individual in hindsight and you'll see that later on as well. 

I mention this before but it's always relevant. My profile artwork is always done by Miryhis. I love her artwork and you should too. 
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Nothing much. Ah, i'm fucking with ya I'm been up to loads. Yeah actually. Not just faffing about me I've been doing a ton of stuff! I finally got my GED so I can go to college and maybe get a degree in something that will get me a steady well paying job (although my chances are quite slim). I've been building a career from the ground up to pay for my various needs but I'll keep tight lipped on that until my paper work goes through the government and I have a license to it in my area and protect it in the court of law from idea poachers and be a legitimate business (yes, it's that serious and novel). 

I picked up on my ability to sprite. Yes. I've been spriting again and I haven't done that in a few years. Making art from scratch. I haven't been submitting it here though. I've been submitting it on Tumblr! Yes I now have a Tumblr site and I basically use it as a dumping ground for coming up with topics to write about, dropping links to things that interest me, airing out certain thoughts, and basically amusing myself in ways that I really couldn't do in deviant art. I've been keeping it updated since LAST NOVEMBER. Not everyday but at least once per week although with the update to give the users scheduled uploads I basically set a week of updates up the week before. 

If you ever wanted to hear from me more often it's where you should go as I imagine I'll keep it up with the intentions to expand my topics as I gain more listeners. The larger the readership the hotter the topics. I'm interested in things that are hot, aren't you? 
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Right now I'm just finishing up my Halloween nightmare month where I post a bunch of crazy, surreal, creepy, Zany, and thoughtful things. 
I had a lot of fun with it and plan on doing it again next year with even weirder stuff that I forgot to list! 

So yes. I've also taken up editing as a new skill to use and abuse. I've done it on my tumblr as well where I would do things like this. ideahat-universe.tumblr.com/po…
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I've forgotten why I even wanted to do something like this. Oh yeah! I wanted to edit together a Gif as an exercise to see if I can still animate in general. I animated Rose's Flag from Steven universe while having the opening theme to Patapon 1 play in the background. It turned out better than I expected if it means anything to anyone. 

So I plan to do more of that time permitting as well. 

Because of my new business I have to wipe the cobwebs off my skills to web design! But I haven't made nearly as much progress with that as with other things so I should really pin that down. So that's my solution to the update problem. Have a Tumblr where I can submit things without worrying about the submission process being strict and abstract (and shit). 

My horoscope told me that this would be my year. 

I wonder if I even have people who still remember me on this site. Aside from Mir of course. 
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Hm? WHat? 
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MidnightHedgena Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see you're still alive. Also wouldn't guess that you were a brony.
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OdaSwifteye Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Most definitively not a brony. As far as evidence goes. This is very incriminating.

I will admit. Whatever got people to turn into bronies. I did get infected. But I don't plan to join any collectives.

Oh, and hey! I haven't seen you around lately. I only have myself to blame. I should go visit your gallery. Last I remembered. I liked looking at your artwork.
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MidnightHedgena Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I moved accounts not too long ago, so you might not see anything too new there. As being infected is no shame, as I caught the exact same virus.

Just glad to see you're still around and doing alright as far as I know.
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OdaSwifteye Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you. I appreciate the fact that you care. Good to know you are doing well too.

If It's too bad I can never seem to have any friends who play the games I play. That's where I am most of the time. Playing a game. Little big planet, Patapon, league of legends. I should really get work done though.
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Thanks for the Watch! :)
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