This is the Garden of my castle. It is commonly referred
to as "The Garden of Anime" for the paths will
lead you wondrous worlds of love and laughter;
struggle and strife; and, most importantly, Magic.
There are two ways to experience the garden. One
is to travel the path. To do so, please continue on.
However, if you have come to my Castle looking
for a specific realm in The Garden of Anime go
to the Teleportation Pool where you can travel
to any realm instantaneously.
I'll leave you now my friend. Be safe as
you wander the paths of my garden.
Other worlds await....
As you start your trip you pause to smell the carnations.
Their sweet scent nearly overpowers your senses
and you feel rather dizzy. You stop for a moment,
closing your eyes while you shake your head, trying
to clear it. When you looks up you are surprised to
see a gate five feet in front you.
"That wasn't here before!" You exclaim. Cautiously
you approach the wooden structure. The door is blackened,
as if it has been scorched by fire. You touch the wood
and some ash comes off on your fingers. Beneath the char
marks, however, you are able to make out these words,
"Woe be it to all who enter here, for this is the work
of the Dragonslave, a spell of black magic. This
spell was the work of Lina Inverse, sorceress
supreme, and her friends who all are a part of
the group we call The Slayers."
You turn away from the blackened gate and continue
down the path. Suddenly, a gleaming bird of fire
- a peacock, perhaps? or a phoenix? - startles you as
flies on to the path, emerging from a group of shrubs
to your left. The creature is magnificent and you begin to
follow it down the path, working up a sweat as you do
so. You round a bend and fear you've lost the creature.
However, off to one side you a see a door carved from
alabaster set into an ivy covered wall. Curious, you step
closer and study the door. There are no handles, but you
see an intricate engraving in the middle. There is a great
serpent coiled around a bird of fire. You look closer and
discover that it is indeed the strange creature you were
following. They are locked in combat, but it is impossible
to tell whose winning. You reach one hand out and touch
the carving, falling back as the door unexpectedly flies
open. Within there is light from a pale bulb. You seem
to have entered a library of some sort. Near the doorway,
on the floor, is a worn tome. You peer at it and are to
make out it's title "The Four Gods Sky And Earth."
Beneath that, in small script, reads, "Fushigi Yuugi."
As you leave the white door that leads to the strange library
you pass a carpet of roses. They are perfect in every way,
however, they are not growing there. It's as if someone
gathered thousands of roses and laid them out as a
blanket on either side of the path. As you turn another
corner, fascinated by the flowers, you see a woman lying
in a coffin. Near her, among the roses, stands a dark haired
man smoking a cigarette. He turns and watches you
approach, saying nothing. When you stop to peer in the
coffin he says, "Her name was Angel." Startled, you look
away dead girl and towards the man. "My name is Ky,"
he says. "I can tell you more about her, if you like.
Or I can talk about other things." He gives a lazy shrug.
"There are lots of stories I can tell." He walks towards
you, crushing flowers beneath his feet. He stops and offers
you his hand. Will you dare to follow Ky into the world
of Ice Blade(Jiraishin)?
Your footsteps sound silently on the gray stone walk.
You continue on, for how long you do not know,
but suddenly you are faced with....something different.
In the center of the path is a small white creature
who seems to be a cross between a rabbit and
a bat. "Hello," the creatures chirps, flapping it's
tiny wings and rising in the air 'till it's eye level with
you. "I am Babbit," he says, grinning inanely. "Are
you a friend of Sana-chan's?" Slowly, you shake your
head. "Well surely you've heard of her," the tiny
creature continues. "She's a star!" He flies over and
grabs you sleeve with his tiny arms. "Come on!
She's filming now! We'll go visit her on the set of
Kodomo No Omocha(Child's Toy)!"
With a little bit of trouble(and a lot of whining on the
part of the so called "Babbit") you continue through
the garden. The flowers are thick here, but so are
the bushes. Vivid groups of blood colored tulips
appear sporadically on the roadside. Then you see
something off to the left. Cautiously, you
veer from the path and head towards it. The afternoon
sunlight bounces off a clear pool of water. You kneel
by the pool and consider drinking. Suddenly, something
leaps to the surface, splashing you with drops of water.
The creature hangs in the air momentarily, surrounded
by a mysterious light. It appears to be a woman. You
watch as she falls back into the water and you
realize that it was no woman you just saw, but
a mermaid. You move to the edge of the pool. The
strange light still radiates from the depths and you
see a slender, blood stained hand beckoning you
from below. Are you brave enough to experience
the horrors of Rumiko Takahashi's Mermaid Saga?
You make your way form the pool back to the path
and continue on. The blood colored tulips have
been replaced by evenly spaced rows of yellow and
black flowers. The flowers are sparse at first, but
grow in size and number as you continue down
the trail. From around the bend in the path you
here a shrill female voice calling, "Darling! Darling!"
You turn the corner and see a pretty young woman
wearing a bikini that is coordinated with the flowers.
Her long green hair hangs free and from her head
protrude two perfect, tiny horns. Before you can
hazard a guess at who or what she is she flies
towards you and grabs your shoulders. "Have you
seen my, Darling?" she asks. If you'd like to help
her search visit Darling! A Lum Urusei Yatsura Page.
Politely, but firmly, you bid the odd bikini clad girl
good bye. The yellow and black flowers fade, replaced
by odd spiral designs of pink and white. Suddenly,
a girl falls from the sky and lands right on top of
you! "Ah! I'm so sorry! Please forgive me!" The girl
struggles to get off of you and begins to bow in
apology. She is dressed in an odd black uniform with
a star in the middle. On her head is a tall black hat
with a pink ribbon the same color as her pants. In
one hand she holds a broom(with a strange cushion
attached to it) and in the hand a wand shaped like
a duck. "I'm so clumsy!" the exclaims. "I'm still trying
to get flying right....." she mumbles in a apology.
"You see I'm a member of
The Magic Users Club(Mahou Tsukai Tai)
at school and I was out practicing when I fell on you!"
Overhead you feel a swish of air. Glancing up you
see another girl(wearing a similar uniform - only hers
is yellow) astride a broom. "Sae! We're going to be late
for the club meeting!" "Ah! Coming Nanaka!" The girl
offers one more apology before mounting her broom
and, after a wobbly start, flying away with the other girl.
Suddenly, an angel on a cloud appears!
"Hi! I'm Lita! I'm the Keeper of this Garden!
I'm afraid the rest of the path is under repair
right now. Someone left the door to the realm of the
Slayers open and Amelia reeked havoc with a
mis-cast earthquake spell......
As it is, I can teleport you directly to the other parts of
the garden or back to the Castle. It's your choice."
Ascot, of Magic Knight Rayearth is a friend
of mine! Will you take me to his house?
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