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26th Jun '16 7:45:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDresdenFiles'' fanfic work ''Fanfic/FairVote'' is about a runaway wizard apprentice, George Saga, who, in the process of disentangling himself from a star-crossed selkie, ends up lost within the dark alleys of Miami politics.

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* ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' fanfic work ''Fanfic/FairVote'' is about a runaway wizard apprentice, George Saga, who, in the process of disentangling himself from a star-crossed selkie, ends up lost within the dark alleys of Miami politics.
20th Jun '16 1:18:54 PM gewunomox
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* ToriAmos' latest album features a song called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Selkie]]''.

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* ToriAmos' Music/ToriAmos' latest album features a song called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Selkie]]''.
8th May '16 9:27:45 PM PaulA
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* The ''{{Petaybee}}'' series by AnneMcCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough employs the selkie myth in a futuristic setting. The Shongili family uses genetic engineering to create a selkie (Sean). Sean's kids are natural-born selkies as well.
* ''TheDragonKnight'' series has Sir Giles, a selkie knight.

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* The ''{{Petaybee}}'' ''Literature/{{Petaybee}}'' series by AnneMcCaffrey Creator/AnneMcCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough employs the selkie myth in a futuristic setting. The Shongili family uses genetic engineering to create a selkie (Sean). Sean's kids are natural-born selkies as well.
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* ''TheDragonKnight'' ''Literature/TheDragonKnight'' series has Sir Giles, a selkie knight. knight.
19th Apr '16 7:02:16 PM FiliasCupio
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** The Joan Baez song called "Silkie" on her second album in 1961 is a version of this.



* Folk singer Joan Baez included a song called "Silkie" on her second album in 1961.

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* Folk singer Joan Baez included a song called "Silkie" on her second album in 1961.
18th Mar '16 6:13:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' there are three cards with the name selkie in them. They are classified as a merfolk, are all green/blue hybrid-mana creatures, and pictured as half seal, half human. The flavor text for the card Wistful Selkie says, "Selkies call to a sea they never swam, in a tongue they never spoke, with a song they never learned." This is not just a bit of MeaninglessMeaningfulWords, but in fact a very necessary LampshadeHanging: the selkies' home plane has no oceans, just rivers [[ArtisticLicenseGeology that don't go anywhere]], so these selkies are adapted to fresh water and presumably very confused.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' there are [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=selkie&v=card&s=cname three cards cards]] with the name selkie in them. They are classified as a merfolk, are all green/blue hybrid-mana creatures, and pictured as half seal, half human. The flavor text for the card Wistful Selkie says, "Selkies call to a sea they never swam, in a tongue they never spoke, with a song they never learned." This is not just a bit of MeaninglessMeaningfulWords, but in fact a very necessary LampshadeHanging: the selkies' home plane has no oceans, just rivers [[ArtisticLicenseGeology that don't go anywhere]], so these selkies are adapted to fresh water and presumably very confused.
18th Jan '16 11:00:41 PM PaulA
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* Herbert, A character in Eva Ibbotson's ''The Island Of The Aunts'', is one, as is his mother. They spend the book in seal form, [[spoiler: until magical creatures are being taken from the island and someone accidentally touches a knife to Herbert, triggering his transformation.]] The transformations here are triggered involuntarily- they can only change shape when touched with cold steel or if someone cries seven teardrops on them. They can apparently stay in whichever form they prefer, as Herbert is something of a LoveInterest for Aunt Myrtle, [[spoiler: but eventually he decides to go back to the sea and go with TheKraken and his son on their journey.]]

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* Herbert, A a character in Eva Ibbotson's ''The Island Of The Aunts'', Creator/EvaIbbotson's ''Literature/IslandOfTheAunts'', is one, as is his mother. They spend the book in seal form, [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until magical creatures are being taken from the island and someone accidentally touches a knife to Herbert, triggering his transformation.]] transformation]]. The transformations here are triggered involuntarily- they can only change shape when touched with cold steel or if someone cries seven teardrops on them. They can apparently stay in whichever form they prefer, as Herbert is something of a LoveInterest for Aunt Myrtle, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but eventually he decides to go back to the sea and go with TheKraken and his son on their journey.]]journey]].
14th Dec '15 8:22:29 PM Nightsky
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* "The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry", [[Literature/ChildBallad Child]] #113.
9th Nov '15 6:47:30 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'' ''Missing Moments'' has a storyline that deals with supporting character, Oscar's, past where a selkie has saved a young girl, Catherine, from the ocean and brought her to Oscar. Said selkie is heavily implied to be [[spoiler: Gabrielle, the angel that later helps Clarie in the present story.]]

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* ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'' ''Missing Moments'' has a storyline story line that deals with supporting character, Oscar's, character Oscar's past where a selkie has saved a young girl, Catherine, Catharine, from the ocean and brought her to Oscar. Oscar on the shore. Said selkie is heavily implied eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: Gabrielle, the angel that later helps Clarie Claire in the present story.]]
19th Aug '15 1:57:14 PM Xelloss08
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* ''The Folk Keeper'', a "young readers" novel by Franny Billingsley also uses this myth powerfully.

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* ''The Folk Keeper'', ''Literature/TheFolkKeeper'', a "young readers" novel by Franny Billingsley also uses this myth powerfully.
25th Jun '15 3:49:03 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of the fantasy novel ''[[KittyNorville Kitty and the Midnight Hour]]'', there is a mention of a wereseal. This mention is expanded upon in ''Kitty's House of Horrors'', where the heroine meets a wereseal. He was a normal human until he was infected with a disease by a bite from another wereseal, must transform during the full moon but can transform at other times, has a HealingFactor, and has ''some'' degree of human intelligence in the other form but is basically an animal. A short story set in the same world also includes a selkie, which seems much more like the kind typical to ShapeshiftingLover stories.

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* At the end of the fantasy novel ''[[KittyNorville ''[[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty and the Midnight Hour]]'', there is a mention of a wereseal. This mention is expanded upon in ''Kitty's House of Horrors'', where the heroine meets a wereseal. He was a normal human until he was infected with a disease by a bite from another wereseal, must transform during the full moon but can transform at other times, has a HealingFactor, and has ''some'' degree of human intelligence in the other form but is basically an animal. A short story set in the same world also includes a selkie, which seems much more like the kind typical to ShapeshiftingLover stories.
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