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My mother tongue is German, but the language of my soul is English. It took me some time to realize this, mind you, but by now I write in English more often than in German. My theory is that writing in a foreign language lets you skip emotional barriers that stop you from writing freely.

Poetry is the art form that contains most of my true self, as it often serves as an emotional outlet or a tool to sort through my thoughts. I received a DD and a DLD on "Old Hands" and a DLD on my poem “Earth”. (I am obviously very proud of those. ;P)

On the other hand I love the advantages of longer prose, as it allows me to unfold complex ideas and concepts into multiple directions. Currently I am working on finishing my fanfiction “The Archive” and writing my first novel “Hunting Deer”.

I love all kinds of feedback on my work! :heart:

I also have a degree in design of information and have been working as information designer for more than three years now, so you might as well call me a professional in design and interfaces. So in case I faved your picture, know that a designer did. ;)

If you would like to thank me for a :star: please be so kind and add the link to your deviation. If I have the time I often like to have a second look to tell you why I faved them. :)
In opposition to my last year's resolution, I decided that this year I can.
Besides other things, I decided that I can save the world.
Or at least, I can save the tiny little patch of world that I am responsible for.
We like to forgot that, but we make global decisions any time we buy a single item.
Buy purchasing an item, we support the circumstances under which it is produced.

What do you want to support?

Related work:

Global ClimateI wish global warming
would take place in our hearts,
but global feelings
proclaim a new ice age.
form icicles on our spines
and our hands
are too cold to touch.
But the coldest winds
blow behind the turned backs
we offer to others
in exchange for their skin.
These icebergs
we carry in our hearts
will make us sink deeper
than the titanic.

Related links:
My favourite fair online shop for clothing so far (German Shop):…
Get your list of Fairwear partners for your country:…
I'm just starting this. Feel free to send me any links about fairly produced products.

Last years resolution:

Resolution of Can'tThis year I can't.
And you can't either.
- We can't.
No, I can not.
I can not
           do everything.
I can not
           do everything better.
I can not
           do everything better than you.
And yes, you  can't
           do everything
                               than me,

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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there and thanks for the fave.  Tis much appreciated.  :)
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
Have you considered recoding the poem? Because I think it would sound amazing when read.
poca2hontas Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
5 In 1 Hearts -FreeToUse by Undead-Academy  Thank you for taking the time to fave :rose:
by the way here is my pong01... Exciting and hope you like it
 Grounded - poem-fractal Pong01 by poca2hontas  
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :huggle:
I started to work on that one, but it will take some time before I finish it. I'm not even sure whether this will be German or English.
poca2hontas Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
so im not sure how we are working this out (part of the intrigue). Are you writing a poem inspired by my work then I see what yours inspires me to do etc etc...?
Kayanya Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
"writing in a foreign language lets you skip emotional barriers that stop you from writing freely" I think you nailed it!
And I think English is nice for writing emotional pieces with lots of imagery as there are so many different words to express small nuances; and it just sounds (and looks) more fluid and musical.
If you look into my gallery you'll find exactly one piece written in German there, haha. Some concepts are easy to express in one language, others in a second one. For expressing something very rustic, simple, raw, and massive, German might be better at times. When I look inside my notebook where I keep track of thoughts for my story/fictional universe there is a lot of English (even though I intend to write the book in German because some puns just don't work in English), but when it comes to ideas that feel a little more ... heavy and less light/flowing there are some words or sentences in German, so are some more technical concepts.
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
By now I also figured it's a sort of input/output thing, too. Now that I get in touch with more German writers, I also start to write more stuff in German. But there are still some things that I always think and write in English.
GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the faves and the watch! :hug:
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :hug:
poca2hontas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Passing by to wish you Happy New Year by KmyGraphic  
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