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Guide to understanding the story "Is there really an Underworld" EDIT

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An edited version to the guide since the other one is messed up.

For new readers or people who are reading the story, here is a guide of a better understanding of the characters and much more. Every chapter, there will be a page worth of information on a character, plot of the story, and other things. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jun 15, 2010    Reads: 63    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


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Guide to understanding "Is there really an Underworld"

Hello everyone and welcome to the mini guide to my current story "Is there really an underworld". As you already know, this is one of my more popular stories that people enjoy reading. If you are a new reader to the story and need clarification on certain things, this is the page for you. I understand that some parts are a little confusing like about the little girl's narration but it will catch upon after a couple of chapters. There will be information on some of the things I mention like the japanese names I gave some of the characters, setting, and character profiles (name, age, like, dislike, etc). So hopefully, people could read this guide if they're new or just need some clarifications. For now, let's read the summary on the story and what is the Underworld and Utopia.

Summary

Ruth was just an ordinary five year old child living in the country with her big sister, mother, and her mysterious Beagle name Casey in their apartment. One day, one of her classmates Chad (who she has a huge crushon)has brought home a new dog to the apartment complex that he and his two other siblings have been living in. A rumor has it across town that the dog could've been an actual demon princess from the underworld and kills people who harms its master. The other rumor is that it could've been a "prince" who guards the creatures who live in a place called"Utopia". Are these rumors true and what does this mean to Ruth and Chad's future?

Basically, there is a mysterious creature in town that could a) Either kill people that do wrong from the Underworld or b) The prince of the world of Utopia. No one doesn't know why there is something living in the worlds so it is just a plain mystery. The only way to solve the problems is to get information without getting hurt. Ruth and Chad meet the creature and tells them to go to its world to find the mystery puzzle to all of this. Ruth discovers that this creature also knows her best friend Casey and the actual reasons why Casey chose Ruth to become its master. It also applies to Chad but it seems like the creature doesn't like him being around Ruth too much and why is that? Read the chapters to find out!

I don't want to spoil it too much but that's the basic summary to it. Now, here's some things you need to know about the Underworld and Utopia:

Underworld

Taken from Wikipedia

The underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go. In most cultures the term refers to a neutral or dystopicrealm of the afterlife, instead of a heavenly or paradisiac one. Sometimes the underworld is identified as "Hell" because Hell is thought to be under the Earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld

Well, there is a brief description about it. To make it simple, it is a place where the afterlife will go to once they die. Later on in the series, Ruth will be visiting the Underworld to meet Lacey's (a.k.a Naruku who's the creature that she meets in the beginning of the story) older brother name Daj. I gave him that names because I was being creative with interesting names. There's no real meaning to the name but there is a meaning to Lacey's real name.

In this story, there are two worlds who don't really fit well together created by the two sibilings. One place is like Hell and the other was created by imagination. Throughout the series, Ruth asks the folowing question, "Is there really an Underworld?", "Why are the two worlds are after each other so much?", "What's the significance with the necklace I wear all the time?" (which I'll mention in the next part to the guide) "Will this conflict be solved or would go on for many years?"

The problem is no one knows. I will explain about the other world called"Utopia".

Utopia

Taken from Wikipedia

Utopia is a name for an ideal community or society, that is taken from Of the Best State of a Republic, and of the New Island Utopia, a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempted to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia

For some people, it might not really make sense on what Utopia is (which I understand because I also did not understand at first). After all, it's wikipedia and information might change. Here are some better definitions:

Taken from TheFreeDictionary

1. a. often Utopia An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects

b. A work of fiction describing a utopia.

2. An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/utopia
To summarize, it's just the perfect place where everything is in place politically, socially, etc. In this case, Ruth discovers that Casey and Naruku come from Ruth's imagination. What's confusing is that the creature that currently rules Utopia is no other than Naruku. The necklace Ruth owns carries information about Naruku's life and her thoughts. Also, the goddess that is from the land of Utopia name Aquarian is an imagination of hers (if some of you that are reading ahead probably figured that out by now). Ruth doesn't know yet, but the goddess tells her in a chapter that they would become one if she makes a promise to her. Utopia is portrayed as a girls imagination where everything is still small and cute to her, but there are some things that don't really belong (like the underworld). Utopia is even the place where her father probably ended up (read the first chapter and chapter 12 to find out).
Now you know some information on the two worlds that are portrayed in this story. I'll be updating this page as I continue to post up new chapters so keep reading!

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