Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poetry speaks to the soul, and this man speaks with the voice of my soul. Gone for 90 years now, and yet, his voice still echoes through space and time, the message resonating like the haunting song of a bird in the twilight.

You Who Never Arrived

You who never arrived
in my arms, Beloved, who were lost
from the start,
I don't even know what songs
would please you. I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of
the next moment. All the immense
images in me -- the far-off, deeply-felt
landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and
unsuspected turns in the path,
and those powerful lands that were once
pulsing with the life of the gods--
all rise within me to mean
you, who forever elude me.

You, Beloved, who are all
the gardens I have ever gazed at,
longing. An open window
in a country house-- , and you almost
stepped out, pensive, to meet me.
Streets that I chanced upon,--
you had just walked down them and vanished.
And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors
were still dizzy with your presence and,
startled, gave back my too-sudden image.
Who knows? Perhaps the same
bird echoed through both of us
yesterday, separate, in the evening...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Full items plus new fb!

Here are some full items I have received home during the past one and a half year:

Thank you to both makers and returners! And now here is my latest creation, not quite HQ, but fun to make.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Promised review: The Theater of Dusk

I said I'll write a proper review for you, and I finally did. There you are:

The Theater of Dusk by Lizbeth Gabriel
Let me begin by saying The Theater of Dusk is not easy or light reading. Though humour isn’t completely absent, the writer deals with subjects which make most people uncomfortable. Pain, blood, suicide, abusive relationships, rape, deceit, greed, BDSM, power games, betrayal and death are dishes on the menu. Killers, vampires, demons and humans paint a fragmented canvas of red, black and grey. Obsession walks hand in hand with self-destruction; there are no easy answers and often no way out. But should you make it to the final curtain, Love will appear to guide you into the light. 

Is this book for you? I guess the real question is, can you embrace the dark and still find your way back home? If you want to kill a few hours, this isn’t what you’re looking for. If, on the other hand, darkness is a friend, then this little book will be a safe place. For those rare and genuinely dark souls out there, for the empaths, the open-minded and the eccentric, for all those who have fire-walked in their personal hells, The Theater of Dusk will be a rewarding experience.

Please note that due to its subject matter, this collection is recommended for mature readers. If you like the fact that 'here be dragons', you can find it here:


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

It's been a while...

...but last night I made two High Neat fbs! (Less than HQ, better than N&N). Here is number one: (Please click on the picture to see the large version:)

And here is number two:

Made while listening to Septicflesh. Don't try this at home, girls. ;)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Nice and Neat fbs

I haven't had time or the mood to craft lately. All I've made are some Nice and Neat fbs for my friends. So here they are.

I might make more in a future point. I miss crafting, but there are different priorities right now.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Guess the name of the book/ movie

Okay, this post is a RANT of colossal proportions. I read a lot of books, see quite a few movies, and I always wonder WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD WHY DO THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME PLOT?

The genre I am going to burn and perforate with my trident of Doom is Y(oung) A(dult).

You are the heroine, who's nobody, really. A perfect no-one with a normal life, the poster girl for Miss-Clumsy-Quiet-Mouse-Nothing-To-See-Here, Move-On. But although you have everything figured out, you are entering that awkward phase of having to...

A) Pussyfoot through puberty, change school and home
B) Graduate and MAYBE EVEN HAVE SEX (the horror, the horror)
C) Endure puberty and pick a fraction
D) Struggle through puberty and increasingly regular hallucinations

We have established that it is a time of change in your life. Now, you are afraid because you are 

A) Limp-wristed, clumsy and a nobody
B) Perfectly innocent (read between the lines: not much going on in the brain department), clumsy and a nobody
C) Average, clumsy and a nobody
D) Possibly on the way to the nuthouse and yet, still so normal/ such an utter nobody that my teeth hurt

So, you have found yourself in the new environment. There, you meet a HOT somebody who captivates you as soon as your eyes meet. However, you must not try to do something with him because 

A) He gives you dirty looks and avoids you like the plague
B) He gives you attitude and warns you to stay away from him
C) He gives you attitude, dirty looks, and warns you to stay away from him
D) He gives you attitude, keeps his distance and warns you to stay away from him

Little by little, that HOT and distant somebody warms up to you, hence walks hand in hand, him looking out for you, rides with his helicopter, etc. But you discover you REALLY NEED to stay away from him because he is

A) A vampire with an unknown tortured past and dark secrets
B) A sadistic billionaire with an unknown tortured past and dark secrets
C) A bad boy with an unknown tortured past and dark secrets
D) Your brother and a demon hunter with an unknown tortured past and dark secrets

However, you discover that

A) you are gifted, because you a natural shield, and you are utterly besotted with the lad
B) you are gifted, because you have regular conversations with your inner goddess, and you are head over heels for the lad
C) you are gifted, because you are unclassifiable, and you are over the moon for the lad
D) you are gifted, because your hallucinations were real, and you are completely smitten with the lad

Together you overcome ALL DIFFICULTIES and you hug and there is a book on your wonderful, romantic and (more importantly!) ORIGINAL love story, called

A) Twilight
B) 50 Shades of Grey
C) Divergent
D) City of Bones

There. Literature for tomorrow. Amazing plots, characters and situations, all of them one of a kind. (Unfortunately of the exact same kind.) Shakespeare should eat his own hat in shame. And please don't give me any shit about '50 Shades' being a book for adults. Remove the BDSM elements and anyone with half a brain can see it for what it is: a teenage fantasy with scary-looking sexual paraphernalia.

Rant over.