About this layout
Elfen Lied was my first anime and among my favorite all-timers, and it's OP of "Lilium" enchanted me not only with its cathedral-like choral sound but its lyrcs as well:
Os iusti meditabitur sapientiam,
(The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment. Blessed is the man who endures temptation for once he has been tried he shall receive the crown of life. Oh Lord, oh holy fire, have mercy. Oh how sacred, how serene, how benevolent, how lovely, oh Lily of purity.)
This anime TOTALLY blew me away, and thoroughly trashed my stupid and narrow-minded assumptions about this wonderful art-form. Since then I've discovered so many wonderful stories I can't even count them all. As for the Opening theme to Elfen Lied I plan on eventually putting up an inline music player here so visitors can hear this song and the pretty music-box version I found.
Kudos to the designer of this Portal Page, Melfina and Celestial Star; if you're into anime and designing your site, give them a visit; their link is to the right.
Essentially, the links to the right are grouped in sets regarding the Website, the Novel, and assorted other pages of interest. For the last grouping I'm planning on a separate Anime Page with links and articles of a more permanent nature than the Blog, and a Links page as well, but for now those entries are dead ends. I'm going to re-do the site anyway :-P
What you'll find, and where
I think the first section pretty much speaks for itself, mainly the dry stuff. In the second, you'll find information regarding the novel, UNBOUND, which is what this site is all about. I hope you enjoy reading Lily (and Will's) story! It really was a labor of love, and they show it ;-)
The next section is made up of odds and ends: "BOUND" is a planned collection of character vignettes that may be published as the sequel; it'll be more of a prequel though as these short stories will take place before the events in UNBOUND. Not much there yet but for an explanation though. The second link leads to several pages looking behind the mystery of Lily and her various "aspects". Well, most of them anyway!
The Photo Album contains a few pics of anime figures, collectibles, and dolls; I planned on more diversity such as local nature shots and places of interest, but my camera's been focused elsewhere, as has my attention. A word to the weak ones: Don't go there if dolls "scare" you. Consider yourself warned LOL Well-known photographer Elena Dorfman honored me with her presence and graciously allowed me to put her published photographs of Lily-doll here as well. She and Elisabeth Alexandre, an editor from Marie Claire magazine's French edition, visited us in 2004 and included us in their books, "Still Lovers" and "Des poupees et des hommes" so I'm more than happy to give them credit :-) It was a lot of fun!
The last two links lead to nowhere so don't bother with them yet; eventually they will, and I hope that you will when the time comes ;-) I'll update this site eventually and announce the opening on my Blog when I get around to it :-)
I'd like to compliment Melfina on a very well-written page of code. I went through dozens and dozens of templates to pick this one out, and by far it is the easiest to read, understand, and work with. Well done! *applauds*
I was SO happy to find such a perfect template as this one! I guess all that time spent in trial and error was a blessing in disguise!
Elfen Lied is very close to my heart (despite the blood, gore, ultra-violence & etc), as Lucy/Nyu was my first anime er... "crush", I guess. Hard to like such a troubled creature, but deep inside she is noble and true to herself. She's an awesome character, and I love characters with a lot of it. The story is alternately funny, dramatic, silly, and devastating, sometimes to extremes. Combined with the images of Gustav Klimt in the beautiful Opening of "Lilium" (the small pic in the "About Me" box is influenced by "The Kiss"), the anime makes for a perfect Story that relentlessly and vengefully comes to life. If you aren't put off by horror, this anime will OWN YOU.
Thanks for visiting, reading, and opening your mind! Please enjoy your stay here :-D
Haven't you read enough about me already? LOL
Currently a storyteller living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and trying to get UNBOUND published. Still single (and so somewhat sane) after all those years in solitude crafting Lily's novel. Back in circulation, I'm resuming my push for publication. Wish us luck :-D