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24th Sep '16 4:32:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' there are [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=selkie&v=card&s=cname 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.
* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' includes selkies. As all the kiths embody various dreams, selkies are dreams of the sea. Their sealskin coat can take any form (from a belt to a leather jacket to a wetsuit), and they start to wither and die (at least, their fae side does) if they're away from the coast for too long.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' there are [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=selkie&v=card&s=cname 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.
* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' includes selkies. As all the kiths embody various dreams, selkies are dreams of the sea. Their sealskin coat can take any form (from a belt to a leather jacket to a wetsuit), and they start to wither and die (at least, their fae side does) if they're away from the coast for too long.
19th Sep '16 8:08:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series, a selkie named Roane Finn is the lover of Merry Gentry, who is a part human part fey princess who is hiding in Los Angeles in self-imposed exile from the Unseelie Kingdom. Roane Finn had his skin taken away from him, but after sleeping with her (because of fertility powers or something, various characters gain abilities after sleeping with her. Also this is [[AnitaBlake Laurell K]] [[PornWithPlot Hamilton]] we are talking about) he regains his skin and can transform into a seal again.

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* In the ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series, a selkie named Roane Finn is the lover of Merry Gentry, who is a part human part fey princess who is hiding in Los Angeles in self-imposed exile from the Unseelie Kingdom. Roane Finn had his skin taken away from him, but after sleeping with her (because of fertility powers or something, various characters gain abilities after sleeping with her. Also this is [[AnitaBlake [[Literature/AnitaBlake Laurell K]] [[PornWithPlot Hamilton]] we are talking about) he regains his skin and can transform into a seal again.
8th Aug '16 9:57:51 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/LaxdaelaSaga'': Hrapp has turned into a ''draugr'' (a malicious undead) after his death, and has killed or scared away everyone trying to live on his farm. Hrapp's brother-in-law, Thorstein, intends to take over Hrapp's farm and travels there on a ship with all his family and belongings. As they come near their destination, they are troubled by strong winds and run aground on a rock. While they are waiting for the tide to set the ship free, an unusually large seal appears and continues to circle the ship. Its flippers are unusually long, "and everyone aboard was struck by its eyes, which were like those of a human." The weather is worsening, until the storm capsizes the ship, drowning everyone, and only one man survives to tell the tale. The suggestion is that the seal was the ghost of Hrapp, and it was him who summoned the storm so that nobody would take over his farm.
13th Jul '16 11:38:06 AM Neelh
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fanfiction [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6179098/chapters/14157307 Fisherman's Knot]] involves an original selkie character named Nuala who helps Stan [[spoiler:[[WalkingSpoiler and Ford]]]] on their journeys, [[spoiler:as well as another selkie that lives, against her will, in Boston]].
12th Jul '16 2:20:16 PM Trellwolf
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* On Heather Dale's album Gawain and the Green Knight, there is a song called The Maiden and The Selkie, about a selkie lord who wishes to marry a fisherman's daughter.

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* On Heather Dale's album Gawain and the Green Knight, there is a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om8LzIcFmbA The Maiden and The Selkie, Selkie]], about a selkie lord who wishes to marry a fisherman's daughter.
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.
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