Credits & Extras


Thanks to my editor and friend, Colleen Kane, for kicking me when I needed it. For being the midwife to this story, the yin to my yang, the best of the best. Couldn't have done it without you. Thanks also to Brandi, Max and Catherine for listening to me go on and on about this story, for being excited with me and for their unflagging love of the characters. Extra special thanks to Joosetta, because you did conceptual art for my story, which I am still not really over. And thanks also to Jay W., who answered all my questions about Japan and then some, even though he's not only a boy but also not even in fandom at all. You're all indispensible and I love you. The kanji at the head of each page are credited to Tom Flynn.

The title of this story, Monogatari, comes from a form of Japanese literature. It's an extended prose narrative, like this one, made for the telling of legends and myths. The Tale of the Heike and The Tale of Genji are both examples. A western example might be something like the Odyssey or Beowulf, except for the part where those are poems.

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Extras - Spoilers