BOOKS

Ever since I was little, writing books has been my dream. I started many but finished few. And those few never saw the (publishing) light of day. I usually gave up after around 40 pages and I can barely look at my old work anymore. I might upload something from my teenage years one day, just to give you an idea. Or not. 

When I thought of writing, I always primarily thought of novels. I haven’t actually published a book yet, but there is this one idea that I would really love to see through. The writing’s all done; but that’s only half of it. I want you to be a part of this: 

100 poems about depression, sex and love

I’ve been working on this collection of poems for years now and I want to turn them into a beautiful book. It’s supposed to be a community project, a collection of images (drawings, photographs etc.) from people all over the world. It’s quite frankly scaring the shit out of me, but hey … gotta chase your dreams.

Song adaptations

Translating songs into a different language (in my case either German or English) is quite a challenge. But it is great fun too! Finding the right words and rhymes to make it sound good while still preserving the meaning and feel of the original song – in a way it’s like a puzzle. I like it.

I’ve been interested in this field of work for several years now, and I’ve managed to create a few good translations (or rather adaptations). Here’s a selection:

Adam Lambert – Whataya want from me

Was du willst von mir

Gyllene Tider – Kung av sand

King of sand

Mel C – I turn to you

Ich komm zu dir

Mozart! – Dich kennen heißt dich lieben

To know you is to love you [Version 2]

Peter Cornelius – Segel im Wind

Boat on the sea

Roxette – You don't understand me

Kannst du's nicht verstehen

Wham! – Last Christmas

Weihnåchten

Boyzone – When you say nothing at all

Was mir dein Schweigen verspricht

Jem – Come on closer

Jetzt und hier

Mozart! – Dich kennen heißt dich lieben

To know you is to love you [Version 1]

Peter Cornelius – Segel im Wind

Sail in the breeze

Roxette – Listen to your heart

Lausch tief in dein Herz

Westlife – You raise me up

Du gibst mir Kraft [Version 1-3]

If you want me to write an adaptation of your own work or your favorite song, feel free to contact me!

Subtitles

Subtitling is an area that I haven’t really found the time to get into yet. I’ve written the official German subtitles for some of Chris Thompson’s (supricky06) videos on YouTube a couple of years ago. I’ve also written several German subtitles for Shane Dawson’s old clips, but he never put them online. Too bad!

Other than that, there’s nothing much I could mention in this section. I think audio description might be a really fascinating field of work. Would be fun to try that someday.

If you want me to write your subtitles, feel free to contact me.

Poems

Over the last decade or so, I’ve posted countless short poems on Facebook and/or Twitter whenever I felt like writing. Poetry is what got me most of my Facebook fans. It’s more or less become my main creative focus for a couple of years. Here is an extensive collection of my favorite poems. Reading through all of them might take a while.

You do whatever you can
To write amazing new hits
To please each critical fan
They only look at your tits

You never wanted to meet my friends
Let alone introduce me to yours
It's no surprise this is how it ends
When we treated each other like whores

You never trusted me when I spoke
But your body was mine all the way
I wasn't smart enough, wasn't woke
Our nights lost their meaning by day

I loved you and you fled
I don't regret we met
Enough is just enough
And love requires love

It's one of those nights again
Like every night, really
I can barely feel me
But I'll be alright again

I'm crippled in many ways
I've always been broken
Am I too outspoken?
I'm telling you anyways

You ask me when we'll fuck again
I'm looking at my schedule
I guess you're out of luck again
I'm booked out for a while

Don't want to make you hold the line
I know this friendship's fragile
Give me a break and I'll be fine
I'll make you scream and smile