May your love transcend time

Below is a complete overview of my websites. Shrines are grouped by shrine type and listed in descending chronological order, newest first. My approach to the different types is explained under the cuts (click on the scissors). Rounded upper corners denote shrines – not subjects – that are personal favourites for one reason or another.

To visit any of them, click on their name. Clicking on a shrine's picture will take you to its individual page here on the network, which gives you a choice quote, keywords as well as a selection of my favourite pages for the respective shrine – a kind of introduction, if you will. For myself as well as those interested in the making of, there's a list of elements I experimented with and things I have learned in the creation of each shrine (inspired by Robin's layout archive), followed by a retrospect that records my own thoughts on each shrine.

Character Shrines

My character shrines are strongly defined by a keyword or message; their foundation is a self-assigned thematic focal point to which I try to anchor each page within the shrine. There is a clearly-defined narrative within the shrines themselves, as I prefer to approach characters in the order of scenes they are presented in within the original story, rather than summarize them according to the chronological order of events in their life. This allows me to show how one's perception of them changes over time from a storytelling perspective.

So, by the time you reach the conclusion of the shrine – usually consisting of essays – I hope that it will feel like coming back from a long journey: All of the elements that make up the character at the start are still there, but there's a better understanding of them, and perhaps even a fresh perspective to go along with, with every step of the journey being essential to the experience.

Unless stated otherwise, any of these should be accessible even without prior knowledge of the series, as all of them examine the stories they are part of in their own way: from the perspective of the respective character.

Sway

Gwendolyn
Odin Sphere
Waterbound

Haruka Nanase
Free!
Baton Pass

Kyoko Honda
Fruits Basket
Dornenkaefig

Idike
Ludwig Revolution
Valkyrie

Rose
The Legend of Dragoon
In Control

Yuyuka Nekota
Daytime Shooting Star

Series Shrines

My series shrines aim to directly introduce others to a new story and to examine that story through its themes. That thematic consolidation, in turn, is directed at new and old audiences alike: as an introduction or as immersion in the subject.

For the time being, this category includes a "world shrine", which is dedicated to a fictional setting. It serves the same purpose as a series shrine due to its scope, but its approach is a better match for the ambitions and structure of the character shrines above.

In Another Dream

Chikyuu wa Boku ga Mawasu
Manga
Setting Sun

Dream Saga
Manga
Jamais Plus

Le Petit Prince
Musical
Strength of Heart

Cephiro
Magic Knight Rayearth
Joker's Wild

Liar Game
Manga

Claymore Collective

Stormwind ORG

Collective
Awakening

Series

Other Outlets

Memory Prison

Layout Archive
Alent Hymn

Video Game Musings
en passant

Online TCG Trade Post
Untitled

Joined Fanlistings

Timeline

  • Memory Prison — 19 February 2017
  • In Another Dream (Chikyuu wa Boku ga Mawasu) — 31 October 2016
  • Sway (Gwendolyn) — 01 September 2016
  • Waterbound (Haruka Nanase) — 15 August 2016
  • Baton Pass (Kyoko Honda) — 23 March 2016
  • Stormwind ORG — 19 January 2016
  • Setting Sun (Dream Saga) — 15 January 2016
  • Dornenkaefig (Idike) — 04 December 2015
  • Valkyrie (Rose) — 07 October 2015
  • Jamais Plus (Le Petit Prince: The Musical) — 11 September 2015
  • Awakening (Claymore) — 26 August 2015
  • In Control (Yuyuka Nekota) — 16 August 2015
  • Strength of Heart (Cephiro) — 08 July 2015
  • Joker's Wild (Liar Game) — 26 August 2012
  • Alent Hymn — 04 July 2012
  • en passant — 14 March 2008