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Something Seeking

Title: Something Seeking
Genre: comedy
Characters: two actors, one director, some extras, many spectators
Table: 2
Prompt: #65: Struggle
Word Count: 224
Rating: G
Summary: A very compromised description of a moment of tenseness.

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AKRAGAS, pt. II/2

Title: AKRAGAS
Genre: drama, fiction, history, mystery
Characters: a group of seven students of history, their professor
Word Count: 2,479
Rating: G
Language: German
Summary: A group of seven students of history and their professor are on their way into their own car to Sicily, especially the town of Agrigento, Ancient Akragas. The second part of the second chapter tells the story of the foundation of Rome in 753 B.C.
Further Parts: AKRAGAS, pt. I, AKRAGAS, pt. II/1

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AKRAGAS, pt. II/1

Title: AKRAGAS
Genre: drama, fiction, history, mystery
Characters: a group of seven students of history, their professor
Word Count: 1,641
Rating: G
Language: German
Summary: A group of seven students of history and their professor are on their way into their own car to Sicily, especially the town of Agrigento, Ancient Akragas. The second part let the group end up in Rome searching for a good place to eat something.
Further Parts: AKRAGAS, pt. I

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AKRAGAS, pt. I

Title: AKRAGAS
Genre: drama, fiction, history, mystery
Characters: a group of seven students of history, their professor
Word Count: 1,430
Rating: G
Language: German
Summary: A group of seven students of history and their professor are on their way into their own car to Sicily, especially the town of Agrigento, Ancient Akragas. The first part introduces the group itself and deals with the cases of the travel.

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Take a Strong Line

Title: Take a Strong Line
Genre: angst, comedy
Characters: John Bruce, T.E. Shaw
Table: 2
Prompt: #41: Furious
Word Count: 413
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Fears may grow up, if you have a slightly defected short term memory. Idea by suilven – thank you to allow me to use it.

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What Shall I Cry? All Flesh is Grass

Title: What Shall I Cry? All Flesh is Grass
Genre: angst, alternate universe, science fiction, romance
Characters: T.E. Lawrence, myself
Table: 2
Prompt: #66: Relocate
Word Count: 1,690
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes a dream could be reality.

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Olsen Gang vs Fr. Kuhlau

Anyone who is grown up in Eastern Germany in the early 80s (or in Denmark of course) will know the so called Olsen-banden (in Danish), Olsenbande (in German) or Olsen Gang (in English). It’s a gang of three very low criminals with it’s boss Egon Olsen. Egon always has a very cunning plan when he comes strait out of jail, welcomed enthusiastically by his two colleagues Benny and Kjeld. Egon's plans often bring the gang into perilously close contact with white-collar criminals from the Danish business (and political) elite. Egon Olsen learns about this from a lawyer who is serving prison time, and the gang interferes with the plan to secure the millions for themselves. But as always, Egon – after having succeeded with a genius plan – loses because he underestimates the power and unscrupulousness of these people. Egon is usually arrested in the end because the police cannot get to the big fish and have to find a scapegoat. Superintendent Jensen tells his younger colleague, inspector Holm: "The only thing the police can do when the real big criminals come by is offer them protection!" This kind of social satire is one of the defining features of the Olsen Gang films. Every movie ends up with the inventing of Egon Olsen into the Danish jail.

Though why I’m writing that in here is because of the movie Olsen-banden ser rødt (engl.: The Olsen Gang Sees Red) (1976). This movie contains the famous showdown scene in which the gang bombs, drills, and hammers its way through the basement of the Royal Danish Theatre in synchronicity with the music of Friedrich Kuhlau’s ouverture to the opera Elverhøj.

In the first short scene Egon explains his colleagues how the opera house works, that anyone hates anyone and though all doors between the dressing rooms are completely locked. Unfortunately it’s in German, but Egon really tells us just that anyone in the house hates anyone ;)



And here comes the glorious scene. Again Egon tells some words in German but it’s not important. He just says where the guys are currently are, and that really doesn’t matter at all.


Elgar, Jarre and Oldfield

There are three composers who make me laugh and cry at the same time when I’m listening to their music. The first one ever is Edward Elgar with his sometimes heart touching symphonies, at other times heroic pieces, there is the Crown of India f.e. or the 2nd Symphony, but best known he surely is for his Pomp and Circumstances. When it comes to classical music, I simetimes have the problem that I can’t hear a motive or a structure, but with Elgar there are always both a motive and a structure, and I’m able to hear it the very first time I hear one of his works.

The third one is Mike Oldfield with his one and only Tubular Bells theme. It appears more or less in every piece of music he published yet, also these that obviously titled with other words. His so far last published music CD called Music Of the Spheres is such an example. On the first time I’ve listened to it, I thought to myself: ”Oh, boy, you’ve had just called it Tubular Bells IV”, but then heard it for the second and third time and discovered not just that certain motive but also interesting new lines. So, with Oldfield and his music it’s the same as with Thomas Bernhard, the great Austrian author, and his books: both have just one theme or motive, it appears in every work they created, but every one is special at all.

The second one is Maurice Jarre. Together with the great director David Lean he was part of one of the greatest couples of the motion picture industry ever. Without Jarre’s music for Lawrence of Arabia the movie wouldn’t be the timeless masterpiece that it is. The movie runs 217 minutes but always I’m watching (and I have done it surely over 20 times with knowing every line and every picture) it’s never long enough. I totally forget where and when I am when I’m watching Lawrence of Arabia or just hear the theme by Jarre via my iPod. It’s that timeless and I’m grateful Maurice Jarre wrote that music and David Lean did the movie; all together you may watch in the following clip from youtube, but better you watch and enjoy the movie, and the best: reading T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom.


Podcast: One Minute Irish

And now for something completely different, so it's neither a creative post nor a blogthing nor anything else I've already wrote in here. But it's again Irish - and it's the best way Irish you may imagine: It's the language. Though yesternight I've found searching around in itunes a podcast called OneMinuteIrish. It has started on 04 Dec 2007 with a Promo Clip, the normal introducing stuff, followed on 07 Dec 2007 with the first two phraces for hello and good bye and is currently on Episode 11 with a St Patrick's Day special.

If you also want to learn some phraces Irish, you may click here, choose the One Minute Irish-Button and start to learn or just subscribe via itunes - it's up to you!

For now: Enjoy learning some Irish phraces!

Slán go fóill!

Blogthings: How Irish Are You?

Again - surprise! - time for Blogthings (don't have much time currently to do other things, not to speak of creative stuff!). But today I'm totally on-topic with the poll "How Irish Are You?". Love this thing, but if you do it for yourself, be honest, please - so was I ... really! And if you don't know what Curling or Gaelic football is or what incredients a good Irish Coffee should have: ask me! ... or google ... anyway ;)

For now: enjoy the questions!

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