I'm back! Sorry for being absent, but I'd completely banned the English language from my life for the last four weeks. I had an (extremely complicated and mysteriously shaped) German test, and I had to concentrate on that language in order to pass the nine(!) tests included.
But all went well; I now have a nice certificate confirming that I speak German, and I'm so ready to begin exploring Munich. Oh, and finding work, of course.
My first real day in the city brought you this stirring statue. Knowledgeable readers will of course immediately recognize this as Saint George and the Dragon: one of the most intense and captivating legends, which have been reproduced by many of the greatest masters in incredibly dramatic and succesful ways.
And then there's this version, which I prefer to call the "Yeah, I killed the fucker. So?" version. The dragon looks like a suspiciously well-fed lizard, and the hero looks rather bored. And like he's about to be eaten; the lizard (sorry, dragon) doesn't look like it'll tolerate that kind of smugness for much longer. It's hilarious.
Another example is this lion, who's supposed to be all majestic and frightening - and in reality it seems to be saying "I'm freezing my balls off, okay?"
It's a nice reminder that it pays off to look a little closer at things - sometimes they aren't what they look like... I know that I'll be looking out for bored Saint Georges and other failed heroes from now on!
Happy New Year, everybody! I hope 2013 will be a great year for you. My New Year's resolution is to have an interesting, challenging year - and since I'll be moving abroad in less than a week, it's basically bound to be. I do love keeping my New Year's resolutions...
Speaking of New Year's resolutions: Here's a little look into Toby's life and his New Year. I wrote a short sketch of yet another defining moment in Toby's life. Toby wakes up after yet another day spent doing what he does best: Losing himself - in kink, booze, and running his club. This time, though, he might be losing more than just himself.
Toby doesn't always make the best choices, but sometimes imperfect people are more interesting than perfect people.
This story is still a little sketchy, but I'm thinking of expanding it. Well, we'll see! In the meantime, go read New Year's Resolution - and enjoy!
After randomly picking a number with the random random.org function (completely randomly), I'm happy to announce that the winner of a free copy of Happily Ever After is... Beck!
A scene from Happily Ever After is still available as audio here - read by a very sexy narrator:).
Oh, and keep an eye out; there might be another free story coming up soon!
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.