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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. :)
I got tagged by GoldenNocturna. As you know I usually don't do tags, but I felt like doing some of those questions for fun. (I obviously skipped the others)

1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
I wanted to tell the stories in my mind and of my mind. Simple as that.

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
Naruto. I actually joined when I started writing my Naruto fanfiction "the archive". Reminds me I wanted to finish that some day. Besides that, Bleach and One Piece by now.


7. What is your most popular submission?
Difficult. I often kind of fall in love with my newest piece. One that has stayed with me for a long time though, a sort of mantra to me, is this one:

DevelopmentI am
3 inches taller than last week, and still growing.
So if I'm just gaining potential
to fall deeper,
why does it feel so good?
I am
6 miles deeper than yesterday, and still counting.
But am I falling,
or just growing faster in depth?

(I just realized I mixed up "popular" with "favourite". Ah well, so be it. Most popular is old hands.)

10. Summer or winter?
Spring and autumn. The birth and the ending of live, the seasons of change.

11. Rain or Sun?
Warm summer rain on my skin.

12. What's your favorite type of music?
Everything. Except the stuff my husband likes *laughs*
I especially like soundtracks of computer games or any other kind of music that is completely new, unheard to me.

13. PC or Mac
PC.

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?
Chris Cleave, little bee. This book will forever change your view of refugees.
Matthias Jeschke, Der Fisch ist mein Messer, Collection of German poems from a writer I heard at a reading.
Visions of heat by Nalini Singh. The second book of her Psy-changeling novels. Damn, I wish I had written that. Romantic, erotic, stunning, intelligently woven story in a fantastic world.

22. Wii or PlayStation?
Computer Games!

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Tomáš Dvořák (Machinarium Soundtracks)
Jamie Cullum
Ben Howard

26. What is your favorite smiley(SSSSSSSS)?
:squee: :tighthug: :huggle:

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
ehm. Sweet? Is that the same as buttered?

35. Have you been on a plane?
yepp.

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
yepp.

37. Have you been ice skating?
yepp. My feet don't like that though, same as in-line skating.

38. Favorite sport?
dancing. swimming.

39. Ever been on TV?
Yepp. In a Christian talk show because I'm not on facebook. So basically I was on TV for something I do not do. Strange world.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
I love to have a lot of different salads on my plate. Variety, you know?

41. What do you do to relax?
Sitting on the coach making up stories to tell myself. If they are good, I might write parts of them down. Taking a bath.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
Baymax. God, that robot was so sweet and funny.

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
Norway, Sweden, Canada, Japan, China, Russia, USA, Scotland, ....
I'd also be sort of scared to go to some of those, though. Some cultures are so different. So I'm caught between curious and scared.

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
Author, artist, inventor, pilot (army helicopter), conductor (both, for the train and the music), Scientist (Spent a night trying to figure out how to do division by zero with the mental cake image),  private detective (I love riddles), spy (invented my own ciphers), probably forgot several.

47. What do you want to be now?
author/artist, acknowledged expert, innventor/ innovator, sort of an art director, computer game writer, knowledge manger, master of arts (any field, just because that sounds great), licensed to do Reiss profiles, maybe a politician some day, maybe I want to found a company some day
information designer for the BND (Because keeping things secret is just everything I learned studying design of information in reverse. I sometimes make up methods for information obscuring I'd tell them just for fun. Seriously, how can you keep half the names of secret service employees on a single list. I'm betting you, that was for some stupid tax reason. Probably secret service employees got to pay less taxes on weapons or whatever. The only reason there was only half the names on the list was probably that the other half is managed by another department. Ever heard of decentralised data management, guys? In other words, they really need my help.) ;)

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
Let me think. The head of the German BND to ask him (her?) what is wrong with their data management. Or Mr. Dyson, because he is a great inventor. I have a thing for the dyson air blade. That's like the Porsche of hand dryers.

51. Favorite type of ice cream?
I found this really really dark chocolate ice. Like, coal-tar black. You got to combine it with a lighter type, like vanilla. Will make me have black stains all over my face and clothing, but dang it, it tastes good.

52. Last book you read?
Still reading Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Don't really use a credit card. But if there was a shopping centre with fair and eco-friendly produced products, I'd love to overdraft my ec-card there.

56. Favorite all time movie?
No country for old men, currently.

57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
Augsburger Puppenkiste, Sendung mit der Maus and Sandmännchen. ;)

58. What are you listening to right now?
Sound of my typing on the keyboard

59. What is the last thing you ate?
Mozzarella and tomatoes with raspberry-balsamico

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
deep purple. Not because of the band, though I like their music. Or royal blue.

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Their aura. You know, the sort of feel created by the non-verbal signals a person sends.

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
both :)

66. Favorite Board Game?
Don't really know. Malefiz for old times sake I guess. Used to play that with my grandpa.

67. Favorite smells?
vanilla, patchouli (not too much of those two, though), rain-wet street, the smell of food when I'm hungry, freshly cut grass, the smell of summer's sun, forest, wood, dried lavender, earth, the smell of fresh sheets to sink my weary bones into at the end of day, the smell of the night, good perfumes of strangers passing by

68. What inspires you?
Prompts, pictures (fractals), stories, life.

69. Do you have any piercings?
nope. Just a place to put my earrings on at rare times.

70. How many siblings do you have?
two brothers

75. Favorite animal?
I like a lot of them. But sloths are special.

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Walking barefoot through rain-wet grass.

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining? 
See above if it is warm. Otherwise cooking vanilla pudding and reading (writing) good books. Watching the thunderstorm if available.

80. Tag 6 people.
I don't tag people. If you'd like to answer any of the questions above, feel free to do so.

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Night sky black
are the ravens wings
sitting on my shoulder.

He wears his darkest colours
to hide the naked truth:

The face he is wearing
is not a mask,
his feathers
not a deception.

The only magic he knows
are upcurrent physics.

His mind is equal to sister crow's,
not less but not more either.

It's our eyes and our minds
that made him the prince of the night sky.
Nocturnal Bird
This is my entry for the monthly challenge of :icondreamers-welcome:
February's theme is "nocturnal"

-> to the theme description: Nocturnal: A February Challenge
-> to the folder with all the submissions: dreamers-welcome.deviantart.co…
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We forgot
our futures are not carved in stone.
The structures below our sleepwalking feet
form and reform past recognition
before we ever sense them.

We chose
our circular isolation,
tiny openings
for filtered information
warped and twisted into
subjective perception.

Caught up
in the metallic colours
of attack and defence,
we ignore the vast space
that could be our own,

if only we remembered
how to travel through space-time
by building bridges
in our minds.
Perceived Limitations (Pong 6)
This is my nr. 6 inspired by poca2hontas's Stone heart - pong05.
This one took me a bit longer.

A poem-fractal-pong for us basically means she does a fractal which inspire me to write a poem which is the inspiration for her next fractal etc.

-> to the first Pong

Follow us at :iconpongorama:

We pong at a weekly rhythm, so her next pong will be revealed about next week.
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I got tagged by GoldenNocturna. As you know I usually don't do tags, but I felt like doing some of those questions for fun. (I obviously skipped the others)

1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
I wanted to tell the stories in my mind and of my mind. Simple as that.

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
Naruto. I actually joined when I started writing my Naruto fanfiction "the archive". Reminds me I wanted to finish that some day. Besides that, Bleach and One Piece by now.


7. What is your most popular submission?
Difficult. I often kind of fall in love with my newest piece. One that has stayed with me for a long time though, a sort of mantra to me, is this one:

DevelopmentI am
3 inches taller than last week, and still growing.
So if I'm just gaining potential
to fall deeper,
why does it feel so good?
I am
6 miles deeper than yesterday, and still counting.
But am I falling,
or just growing faster in depth?

(I just realized I mixed up "popular" with "favourite". Ah well, so be it. Most popular is old hands.)

10. Summer or winter?
Spring and autumn. The birth and the ending of live, the seasons of change.

11. Rain or Sun?
Warm summer rain on my skin.

12. What's your favorite type of music?
Everything. Except the stuff my husband likes *laughs*
I especially like soundtracks of computer games or any other kind of music that is completely new, unheard to me.

13. PC or Mac
PC.

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?
Chris Cleave, little bee. This book will forever change your view of refugees.
Matthias Jeschke, Der Fisch ist mein Messer, Collection of German poems from a writer I heard at a reading.
Visions of heat by Nalini Singh. The second book of her Psy-changeling novels. Damn, I wish I had written that. Romantic, erotic, stunning, intelligently woven story in a fantastic world.

22. Wii or PlayStation?
Computer Games!

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Tomáš Dvořák (Machinarium Soundtracks)
Jamie Cullum
Ben Howard

26. What is your favorite smiley(SSSSSSSS)?
:squee: :tighthug: :huggle:

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
ehm. Sweet? Is that the same as buttered?

35. Have you been on a plane?
yepp.

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
yepp.

37. Have you been ice skating?
yepp. My feet don't like that though, same as in-line skating.

38. Favorite sport?
dancing. swimming.

39. Ever been on TV?
Yepp. In a Christian talk show because I'm not on facebook. So basically I was on TV for something I do not do. Strange world.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
I love to have a lot of different salads on my plate. Variety, you know?

41. What do you do to relax?
Sitting on the coach making up stories to tell myself. If they are good, I might write parts of them down. Taking a bath.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
Baymax. God, that robot was so sweet and funny.

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
Norway, Sweden, Canada, Japan, China, Russia, USA, Scotland, ....
I'd also be sort of scared to go to some of those, though. Some cultures are so different. So I'm caught between curious and scared.

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
Author, artist, inventor, pilot (army helicopter), conductor (both, for the train and the music), Scientist (Spent a night trying to figure out how to do division by zero with the mental cake image),  private detective (I love riddles), spy (invented my own ciphers), probably forgot several.

47. What do you want to be now?
author/artist, acknowledged expert, innventor/ innovator, sort of an art director, computer game writer, knowledge manger, master of arts (any field, just because that sounds great), licensed to do Reiss profiles, maybe a politician some day, maybe I want to found a company some day
information designer for the BND (Because keeping things secret is just everything I learned studying design of information in reverse. I sometimes make up methods for information obscuring I'd tell them just for fun. Seriously, how can you keep half the names of secret service employees on a single list. I'm betting you, that was for some stupid tax reason. Probably secret service employees got to pay less taxes on weapons or whatever. The only reason there was only half the names on the list was probably that the other half is managed by another department. Ever heard of decentralised data management, guys? In other words, they really need my help.) ;)

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
Let me think. The head of the German BND to ask him (her?) what is wrong with their data management. Or Mr. Dyson, because he is a great inventor. I have a thing for the dyson air blade. That's like the Porsche of hand dryers.

51. Favorite type of ice cream?
I found this really really dark chocolate ice. Like, coal-tar black. You got to combine it with a lighter type, like vanilla. Will make me have black stains all over my face and clothing, but dang it, it tastes good.

52. Last book you read?
Still reading Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Don't really use a credit card. But if there was a shopping centre with fair and eco-friendly produced products, I'd love to overdraft my ec-card there.

56. Favorite all time movie?
No country for old men, currently.

57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
Augsburger Puppenkiste, Sendung mit der Maus and Sandmännchen. ;)

58. What are you listening to right now?
Sound of my typing on the keyboard

59. What is the last thing you ate?
Mozzarella and tomatoes with raspberry-balsamico

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
deep purple. Not because of the band, though I like their music. Or royal blue.

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Their aura. You know, the sort of feel created by the non-verbal signals a person sends.

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
both :)

66. Favorite Board Game?
Don't really know. Malefiz for old times sake I guess. Used to play that with my grandpa.

67. Favorite smells?
vanilla, patchouli (not too much of those two, though), rain-wet street, the smell of food when I'm hungry, freshly cut grass, the smell of summer's sun, forest, wood, dried lavender, earth, the smell of fresh sheets to sink my weary bones into at the end of day, the smell of the night, good perfumes of strangers passing by

68. What inspires you?
Prompts, pictures (fractals), stories, life.

69. Do you have any piercings?
nope. Just a place to put my earrings on at rare times.

70. How many siblings do you have?
two brothers

75. Favorite animal?
I like a lot of them. But sloths are special.

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Walking barefoot through rain-wet grass.

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining? 
See above if it is warm. Otherwise cooking vanilla pudding and reading (writing) good books. Watching the thunderstorm if available.

80. Tag 6 people.
I don't tag people. If you'd like to answer any of the questions above, feel free to do so.
At some point,
your wave has been petrified,
you simulate change without moving.

Progress
is the wave you break.

This stone
won't move without you.
Petrified (poem-fractal-pong 4)
This is my nr. 4 inspired by poca2hontas's Ocean Spray -poem- fractal pong 3.

A poem-fractal-pong for us basically means she does a fractal which inspire me to write a poem which is the inspiration for her next fractal etc.

-> to the first Pong

Follow us at :iconpongorama:

We pong at a weekly rhythm.

The new and totally different fractal by poca2hontas: Stone Heart -Pong05
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Aqualoop31 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015   Artist
Thank You Hearts Sign Thanks for the Fav :Portal: 
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :squee:
(and OMG a smiley portal!)
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there and thanks for the fave.  Tis much appreciated.  :)
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
Have you considered recoding the poem? Because I think it would sound amazing when read.
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.  I've recorded a few pieces as spoken word, but not this one (yet).  I just haven't figured out what to do w/ them yet. :)
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  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  
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  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.
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  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...?
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yepp, that's pretty much what I though we would do :)
Currently working on the poem.
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Kayanya Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  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.
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