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22:33 

Добро пожаловать в мир "The Тarot Cafe"

<Морико>
Я не умею говорить красивых фраз или что-то писать пафосное. Скажу лишь вот что.
Данное сообщество открывает свои двери всем, кто в той или иной мере знаком с творчеством Санг Сун Пак, а именно - "Кафе Таро"/ "The Тarot Cafe".
Это весьма интересная манга, каждая глава которой является новой историей о любви. Не все они оканчиваются хеппи эндом, но не стоит из-за этого проходить мимо, ведь манга привлекает сюжетами каждой навеллы и рисовкой.

Сюжет:
Действие происходит в современной Великобритании. Загадочная женщина Памела предсказывает будущее по картам Таро. Она является владельцем кафе, где после полуночи принимает таких посетителей, как феи, вампиры и алхимики.

Персонажи или главные герои:
Памела — гадалка, хозяйка кафе, ей 700 лет. Получила бессмертие от крови Эша, когда тот умирал у нее на руках. Собирает бусины от ожерелья Белиала, чтобы умереть.
Белус — демон, князь Пандемония, связан контрактом с Памелой и симпатизирует ей. Часто заглядывает к ней в кафе. Имеет большую силу.
Аарон Гавейн — мальчик-оборотень. Его мать умерла, когда он был совсем маленьким, его отец сильно пил и каждый день избивал сына. В 16 лет отец продал его Небиросу. Небирос был добр к нему, но после предательства Аарона, нарушившего клятву никогда не покидать замок, выгнал его. После этого Аарон пришел к Памеле за помощью. Она разрешила ему остаться и работать в кафе. По мнению Памелы, Аарона и Белуса что-то связывает. Их будущее одинаково туманно и непредсказуемо.
Небирос (он же повелитель Небирос, враг армии демонов, падший ангел)— человек, державший Аарона в замке. Был очень добр к нему и выполнял все его желания кроме одного: не выпускал наружу. Небирос знаком с Белусом.
Эш (Эшес Кэйомат) — возлюбленный Памелы. Дракон — наследник трона драконов.
Алекто (Алекто Прэшукат) — друг и соратник Эша, тоже дракон.

@темы: Эшес (Эш) Кэйомат, Памела, Небирос, Белус - князь Пандемониума, Алекто Прешукат, Аарон Гавейн

23:33 

Правила сообщества.

<Морико>
1. Больше одного изображения прятать под MORE (не будем захламлять ленту избранного наших ПЧ), как и большие по размеру (больше, чем 550х550) изображения.*
2. Длинные тексты прятать под MORE.
Все фики должны быть отбечены (или грамотно написаны и вычитаны самим автором).
4. Запрещена реклама, не имеющая отношения к The Tarot Cafe (в крайнем случае может быть размещена только с разрешения модератора сообщества).
5. По возможности предоставляйте ссылки на первоисточники материалов, которые выкладываете (выкладка фиков без разрешения авторов или переводчиков не рекомендуется, лучше дайте ссылку на тексты)
6. Уважительно относитесь к участникам, читателям и гостям сообщества.
7. Просьба воздержаться от бессодержательных постов, вроде "А вот и я тут", если они не несут в себе помимо этого чего-нибудь по теме сообщества.
8. Пользуйтесь тэгами при оформлении постов.

@темы: административное

23:35 

Characters

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Pamela: Pamela was orphaned at age eleven when her mother was burned at the stake for witchcraft. She, because of her mother's begging, was spared, in spite of her ability to foresee the future, and was lead from her village by a priest, who then abandoned her in the forest. After a chance encounter, she was raised by a dragon named Ash, who ultimately became both her lover and her tormentor. Years later, Ash was murdered, and whilst dying in Pamela's arms, inadvertently gave Pamela his immortal life through a drop of blood from his heart, which manifested as a mark on her forehead. After trying unsuccessfully to end her life by many means, she makes a pact with Belus. In exchange for collecting the beads of Berial's necklace, he has agreed to kill her. Now, hundreds of years later, she is the wise proprietor of the Tarot Café. She is both kind and stern with her many customers, particularly her "special" ones. In her own words, she doesn't profess to know the future but instead depends on examining her clients to fully understand their motivations and problems. Also to aid her is a vast store of esoteric knowledge, particularly identification of magical creatures, and her companion Belus. Pamela is a kind-hearted young woman, shown when she takes in the young werewolf Aaron after he comes to her for a tarot reading, but at times cynical about humanity (though not quite to the extent of Belus). She has a complicated relationship with Belus, who she is bound to by a pact. While they outwardly appear to dislike each other and violently deny any sort of romantic relationship with one another, they tolerate and ultimately depend on one another for strength (or a good shove in one direction or another). However, he is simply an aspect of Belial, and being a devil he toys with her, revealing his true form and forcing her to choose between seeing her mother in heaven by killing Ash, and living forever. When she is saved, she remains close to Aaron and Neribos, saying goodbye to him when he dies. When Belus returns, he attempts in desperation to re-establish their old contract. However, she reveals she has decided to live, and tentatavely lets him back into her life after he admits that he's lonely. It is implied they stay together and begin their relationship anew.

Belus: A mysterious young man with an intimate tie with Pamela, Belus is always at her shop to annoy her or offer cynical remarks about humanity and her clients. When they first "meet" he claims to be Prince of Pandemonium, after she is drowned as a witch, where he pulls her from the water when her immortality saves her, and rescues her from a mob (though only after he forces her to take back her insults and call him beautiful.) He is often shown smoking a small opium pipe. Mercurial and flippant, he nevertheless shows a serious side, particularly when Pamela is threatened, slaughtering many to save her life. This may be because he has made a pact with her; in exchange for her gathering all the pieces of the mystic 'Belial's Necklace', he will end her immortal life. He also has a strange connection with Ash and Nebiros, and seems to know either everything or nothing at all about any given subject. He is often found to be involved in different episodes where one might not expect him to be. According to Ash, who hates Pamela because Belus his only friend as a child, he left to find her because she made him happier than anyone else. Despite his normal appearance, he exhibits several supernatural traits - his stamina, strengh, speed and damage resistance are all far above humans, surviving falls and injuries that would kill humans and most immortals, and able to strangle a feral werewolf to near death without straining himself. Later in the series it is revealed he is capable of great magical feats. Eventually, he comes to be nearly killed defending Pamela, but appears in Hell where he and Pamela sleep together after he saves her life. In the end, it is revealed that Belus is just another form of Belial, who gnuinely loves Pamela, but being a Devil and not knowing anything else, he has been playing a cruel game with her because she is the only thing that amuses him. He attempts to force her to choose between living for the rest of eternity or killing Ash and dying. When she is saved by God, he goes into isolation for 60 years, only admititing his feelings when Neribos visits him to taunt him about love. At the end, he goes back to find Pamela after receiving a handkerchief soaked with her tears from Nebiros, and she lets him in. The two of them decide to spend the rest of eternity together with neither one dying.

Aaron: Abused and ultimately sold by his alcoholic father, Aaron is a young boy who once was the companion of a demon named Nebiros, who granted his every wish. But he ultimately grew bored and dissatisfied in Nebiros's castle, lured by the enticing company of a young shepherd girl who persuaded him to run away with her. Once he left the castle, however, she turned into a werewolf and bit him with the intention of devouring him. He was ultimately rescued by Nebiros, but stung by his young charge's betrayal, the demon abandoned him. Thanks to the bite of the female werewolf, Aaron is now cursed to turn into a werewolf every full moon. After Pamela takes him from the streets and reads his cards, she adopts him and hires him as her assistant. He is a flighty but ultimately good-hearted boy (described by Pamela as having 'the nose of a dog and the brain of a bird') who is haunted by the horrific change that comes over him every month and with the memory of the man who was like a true father to him. He is kidnapped and rescued by Nebiros and sixty years later at the end of the story, he is seen dying as an eighty-year-old man after Nebiros and him finally reconciled with each other, with Nebiros promising Aaron that they would see each other again once Nebiros returned back to the rank of an angel.

Ash: The name of two virtually identical men with intimate connections to Pamela: one her former teacher and lover and the other a mysterious young man who suddenly appears on Pamela's doorstep. The original Ash was a dragon of great rank, though a kind, slightly scatterbrained recluse, in comparison to his closest friend, the serious and belligerent, though dutiful, Emperor Alecto. This is a deception however, though he does love Pamela, he admits to loving himself more, and is described by Belial himself as "the coldest person" he knows. He discovered Pamela after her mother was executed, and raised her, ultimately falling in love with her against the misgivings of Alecto. Pamela's and Ash's idyllic existence soon was shattered upon Ash's death and the passing of his immortality to her with the last drop of his blood. Despite his love for Pamela and his genuine affection for Alecto, he truly detested life, describing his heart as stone and wanted nothing more to die, unleashing a tragic series of events that resulted in Pamela's anguished inheritance of his immortality.
The present day Ash appears to have no memories of his past and yet seems to attract the worst sort of company. Despite his sweet, almost innocent demeanor, he is in reality a cruel sociopath who has no trouble torturing and seducing others for mere amusement. He was apparently raised by the curious fortuneteller Cora since childhood though he shows her no real affection. He has a similarly tumultuous relationship with Belus, able to threaten the other man without repercussions, though due to Belus' true nature it is unsure how much of this is Belus humouring him for his own ends. According to him, Belus was his teacher and friend, but abandoned him for Pamela, causing him to hate her. Eventually he comes to be kidnapped by a confused Alecto and after a failed seduction attempt, faints at the speaking of "his" past name. Once he is returned, he comes to haunt both Pamela and Cora's steps once more, culminating in a devastating revelation about his past and purpose. Alecto tells the Ash of this time that he is only a doll created by Belial and given life by a gemstone of Belial's necklace. Eventually, it is revealed that he is actually the real Ash, for Ash had signed a contract with Belrial stating that he would be reborn, having a new life. So the fake Ash is actually the real Ash. At the end of the series, Ash, who has been stripped of his memories and given mortal life, is seen as a student playing around with his friends, walking past Pamela. Both of them share a long stare, before looking away. When questioned by one of his friends whether he knows her, Ash says no.

Alecto: Another dragon from the days of Dark England, apparently the Emperor of Dragons, with a grim prophecy hanging over him: the day he falls in love with a human would be the day he dies. Though friends with Ash, he treats him with open contempt and a gruff concern, particularly regarding Ash's taking care of Pamela. His callousness extends to the point that he calls Ash a useless dragon, and were he a female Alecto would impregnate the other to propagate the species. Belatedly finding of Ash's death from a loyal wind servant, he was unable to find anything at the site of the death. He has since hunted Pamela, insistent she killed Ash, whether in malice or carelessness. So when he finally finds her, and proceeds to attack her, who should walk into the cafe but Ash himself. Confused, Alecto questions him fiercely, only to be told that this was not the real Ash. Refusing to accept the fact, he later kidnaps Ash and chains him in his bedchamber. After nearly being taken in by Ash's charms, he flees and later returns to explain to the new Ash about his past. When he speaks the past Dragon's name, he is then thrown back by a mysterious force later revealed to be Belial and obliterated. Later, it turns out that he was sent to Hell and spoke with a three-headed crone who told him his fate. It is later revealed that Alecto was also in love with Pamela since he first saw her and that he wishes to kill her to end his pain. He is infected by a Mind Worm, causing him to go insane, and is eventually killed in his dragon form by Belus.

Nebiros: Nebiros is a mysterious figure and the foster father of Aaron. He claims to be a demon though he is more commonly associated with werewolves, who fear and adore him. Some time before, he had "purchased" Aaron from his drunken father and lured him into a secluded castle. He provides the boy with everything he desires and soon takes him as a confidant. Cursed by "forces of light," (possibly for siding with Lucifer and the rebel angels in the War of Heaven) he becomes wracked with pain and must remain in isolation. Despite this curse, he is a powerful demon, able to turn underlings into stone with one touch of his sigil ring. Upon Aaron's betrayal, he abandons the boy and isolates himself. Oddly enough, he seems to be acquaintances with Belus, though he shows no liking for the other male. It is revealed at the end that Nebiros was a former angel who was cast from heaven and turned into a demon by the Almighty. He is Belial's rival, explaining his connection with Belus (Belus is another form of Belial). He later returns for Aaron and leads Pamela to Belial in Hell, getting his revenge on Belial as he can watch whilst he unwittingly betrays and crushes the thing he loves most, Pamela, forcing Belial to live without her. At the end, he somewhat helps Belial to reconcile with Pamela knowing the truth about his seclusion, saying Belus can't hide the truth of his real love for Pamela from him since they're brothers after all, and gives him a tissue soaked with Pamela's tears. He also reconciles with Aaron sixty years later in the storyline and waits to return back to his angelic status so he can be with Aaron in Heaven.

Cora: A mysterious albino fortune teller. She found the present day Ash when he was just a child and raised him. When she goes to find Pamela later, Pamela is shocked at the resemblance between her mother and Cora. Upon meeting, Cora dissolves and leaves behind a gemstone from Belial's necklace, indicating that she was a doll like Ash.

Victor: A wicked monk who was from Pamela's past. When Pamela and her mother were accused of being witches, Victor decreed that the mother must die but that Pamela was young enough to possibly be redeemed. When Pamela was older, he brings her to a chapel where he confesses that he loves her. After she refuses him (on the grounds that she loves Ash and as a monk Victor must only love God), he attempts to rape her. After she escapes, he makes a deal with Belial to have the strength to kill Ash, become immortal, and win Pamela. Though he is able to succeed in killing Ash, he does not obtain his other desires, as Belial only promised to give him the means, the fact he failed was his fault.

Berial/Belial/(Belus): A devil-like figure. Known as the King of Fear and Deceit, Lord of Fire, Great Prince, and Noble of Malice (among other titles) and has great power in hell, rivalled only by Nebiros. It is implied throughout the series that dispite being a Devil, he is simply bored rather than evil, though due to his power he has no respect for most people and treats them as pawns in his games to amuse himself. These games are usually cruel and malicious, no matter what he feels towards the individuals themselves. Belial is first introduced with the concept of his necklace: The necklace holds immense power but was broken apart. These pieces gravitate towards mystical beings but have no power by themselves. Belus charged Pamela with collecting the gems on it so that she could die. It is later revealed that Belial disguised himself as a Sage who gave bread to the poor when Pamela was a child. When Pamela and her mother went to him for food, the girl's power let her see his true evil form, a winged demon feeding people the dead. This impressed and intrigued Belial, who then set about making Pamela immortal by granting Ash's wish to die (he wanted Pamela around forever so that he could continue to "enjoy" her). It is later revealed that he was responsible for creating Cora and the present day Ash with gemstones from his necklace and that they, along with Alecto, Pamela, and Belus, were pawns in his games. At the end of the series, it is revealed that Belial and Belus are one and the same and that he actually loves Pamela, but being a Devil and not knowing how to deal with this, plays a cruel game with her that only succeeds in driving her away. After 60 years in isolation, he is gloated over by Nebiros, as since he and Belial are brothers, he knows Belial truely loved Pamela, claiming he enjoyed watching Belial rip himself apart, and leaves a hankerchief Pamela cried into. He begins to hope he can have this love reciprocated through Belus, an aspect of himself that Pamela loves, and attempts to re-establish his old contract with her just for a reason to contact her. When she reveals her desire to live, she tentatively lets him in, and it is implied they stay together, though it is unknown what happens to his realm in Hell after he leaves.

@темы: Аарон Гавейн, Белус - князь Пандемониума, Алекто Прешукат, Бериал - князь лжи и обмана, Кора, Небирос, Памела, Эшес (Эш) Кэйомат

23:37 

The Tarot Cafe - videocosplay

<Морико>
Довольно интересно поставленный косплей в виде небольшого фильма.


@темы: косплей, видео / клипы, Шут, Принцесса Гвинет, Памела, Михаэль Мейер - алхимик

23:49 

Косплей Шута

<Морико>
00:02 

привет всем

20:06 

Полезная информация.

<Морико>
Скачать мангу "Кафе таро" можно тут и тут (внимание - английский язык)
Прочитать он-лайн можно тут

Некоторые из вариантов обложек.


Еще три варианта.





@темы: манга, ссылки

20:46 

Продолжаем тему видео и косплея.

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20:59 

Косплей Фей

<Морико>
22:00 

Зови меня по имени...

<Морико>
Название: Зови меня по имени...
Автор: Chiteri
Фэндом: The Tarot Cafe
Персонажи: Алхимик/Шут
Рейтинг: NC-17
Жанры: Флафф, POV, Романтика, Слэш (яой)
Размер: Миди
Описание: Алхимик Михаэль Мейер создал свою лучшую куклу - Шута. Он - его маленький шедевр, совершенный, идеальный, - словно живой человек. И только этот юный мальчик, в отличие от остальных его кукол, умеет чувствовать...
Посвящение: Lugaru Matto, этот нежнейший фанф посвящаю только Вам...
Статус: завершен (ссылка на ресурс)

Часть 1. Безымянный

Часть 2. Дарованный Богом

Часть 3. Осквернённый

Часть 4. Неверущий

Часть 5. Всепрощающий

Часть 6. Любимый

Часть 7. Тоскующий

Часть 8. Любящий. Зови меня по имени...

@темы: фанфикшен, Шут, Михаэль Мейер - алхимик

22:05 

I still remember

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Название: I still remember
Автор: Lucile Eris
Бета: Josephine.
Фэндом: The Tarot Cafe
Персонажи: Белус/ Памела
Рейтинг: G
Жанры: Гет, POV, Романтика
Размер: Мини
Описание: Воспоминания Белуса о жизни с Памелой. События происходят во время седьмого тома манги, когда Белус только собирается вернуться к Памеле на землю после разговора с Небиросом.
Примечания автора: лучше всего читать под песню Evanescence - Field of innocence
Статус: закончен (ссылка на ресурс)

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@темы: Белус - князь Пандемониума, фанфикшен, Памела

06:55 

Я хочу быть живым.

Josephine.
Как по-твоему, что лучше: жить монстром или умереть человеком?
Название: Я хочу быть живым.
Автор: Josephine.
Фэндом: The Tarot Cafe
Персонажи: Шут
Рейтинг: G
Жанр: POV
Размер: Виньетка
Описание: Немое обращение Шута к Хозяину.
Статус: закончен

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@темы: Шут, фанфикшен

00:53 

Забыть

<Морико>
Название: Забыть
Автор: Ли Ли
Фендом: манга "Кафе Таро"
Рейтинг: G
Жанр: ангст (?)
Персонажи: Памела, Белус, подразумевается Эш/Памела
Дисклеймер: ненене, на персонажей и не претендую! а также на обстановку, атмосферу, антураж и пр.
Размещение: да кому оно надо? (ссылка на ресурс)
От автора: "оя-оя, фигня вышла" зацензуренное (с). и автору не нравится название.

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@темы: Белус - князь Пандемониума, Памела, Эшес (Эш) Кэйомат, фанфикшен

01:00 

арт с ДА

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01:07 

Косплей команда Ice & Fire

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01:16 

Tarot Cafe Short Fic: Go Away (Pamela/Belus) NC-17

<Морико>
К сожалению, в английском не сильна, поэтому выкладываю оригинал. Если кто-нибудь возьмется перевести, буду весьма признательна

Author: luxuria_oceanus
Written for: prompt_in_a_box
Round #6, Prompt #10: "If that's what you want."
Word Count: 2,232 (According to MW)
Genre: Angst and light Smut. Someone SHOOT me now!
Rating: NC-17 (it wasn’t even supposed to BE NC-17, but it’s not that hardcore)
Warnings: Sex, sort of exhibitionist too (that’s what happens when you do it against a see through shop door)
Fandom: The Tarot Café
Pairing: Pamela/Belus with a tiny angsty hint of Pamela/Ash
Summary: Pamela receives a midnight visit from the man who broke her heart, only to be followed by the man who insists on mending it.
Timeline: After the conclusion of Tarot Café (the 7th volume) so spoilers for everything is obvious, since I wrote it so that if anyone doesn't know the fandom, at least gets to know/understand the main points of what is going (and went) on.
Author's Note: Wow, now this is a pairing I never thought I’d write for. Not because I don’t like it, trust me, I do; I just never thought I’d write for them, y’know? Plus, the fact I lent the series to my friend when I wrote it kind of made me feel I was writing some things wrong, but oh well, worth a try! I’m happy with it (hell, Pamela/Belus smut? Of course I’m happy!)
(ссылка на ресурс)
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@темы: Белус - князь Пандемониума, Памела, фанфикшен

01:33 

The Tarot Cafe-"Ash is Miss Murder"

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01:59 

памела и белус

<Морико>
20:21 

Animatrix 2011. Внеконкурс. The Tarot Cafe

That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.
22:46 

That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.
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