Posts Tagged ‘personal’


Montag, März 12th, 2012

Endlich noch mal ein Update, denkt sich der geneigte Leser, und dann hat es so einen irreführenden Titel…

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Strohhalme. Schon wieder.

Montag, Dezember 5th, 2011

Es war ein komischer Tag. Schreibt er um halb sieben abends. Ich weiß, dass man den Tag nicht vor dem Abend loben soll, aber darf man schon vorzeitig Bilanz ziehen? In diesem Fall dürfte es auf keinen Fall ein Problem sein, denn egal was heute noch passieren wird (und ich vermute mal, dass es nicht viel sein wird), der Tag wird komisch bleiben. Komisch aber nicht lustig. Oder so. Keine Ahnung. Hat eigentlich irgendjemand eine Vorstellung davon, wie schwierig es ist, sein Leben so zu Papier zu bringen?

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Ein komischer Geburtstag

Donnerstag, November 18th, 2010

Als ich heute morgen, ein weiteres Jahr älter aber keineswegs weise, aufgestanden bin, war es in Deutschland noch gestern. Gut, das ist bei 9 Stunden Zeitverschiebung nichts ungewöhnliches, aber 5 Uhr war trotzdem entschieden zu früh. Und ab 6 auf dem Feld zu stehen und mal wieder Kartoffeln zu ernten (heute mit maschineller Unterstützung) war auch kein Zuckerschleckern. Aber zum Glück nur für zwei Stunden, danach durfte ich dann “vine cutting” machen. (Hat nichts mit Wein zu tun, sondern mit dem Grünzeug, dass oben aus den Kartoffeln rauswächst, und das man irgendwie wieder anpflanzen kann. Verstehe das nicht so ganz, gebe ich offen zu.) Und am Nachmittag, in der sengenden Sonne, die sich vorher glücklicherweise hinter den Wolken versteckt hatte, durfte ich dann noch Kartoffeln pflanzen. Es war also zumindest etwas abwechslungsreicher als gestern, aber auch viel anstrengender. Nicht so sehr die Arbeit selber als vielmehr die Tatsache, dass mein ganzer Körper leichte Gebrauchserscheinungen aufwies, die wenig mit meinem fortgeschrittenen Alter zu tun haben.

Und dann? Dann habe ich den Rest des Tages irgendwie rumbekommen, rumgesessen, und versucht zu verdrängen, dass ich eigentlich irgendwie feiern sollte. Denn nach Feiern ist mir gerade nicht so ganz zumute. Vielleicht ein andernmal, wenn ich meine Beine wieder bewegen kann. Und wenn ich irgendwo länger als zwei Tage bin und ein bisschen Kontakt zu den Leuten geknüpft habe. Denn Leuten, die man kaum kennt, mitzuteilen, dass man Geburtstag hat, ist irgendwie komisch. Und somit gab es natürlich auch keinen Kuchen, keine Geschenke und praktisch keine Glückwünsche. Wie eingangs gesagt: ein sehr komischer Geburtstag. Deswegen habe ich mich mit letzter Kraft auch noch mal zu McDonalds geschleppt, damit ich mich wenigstens über die zahlreichen E-Mail-Glückwünsche aus Deutschland freuen kann. Und da ich ja morgen auch erst um zwanzig nach sieben los muss, dürfte ich auch so noch genug Schlaf kriegen. Denn den habe ich jetzt bitter nötig. Auch ohne Geburtstagssekt.

The Return of the King

Samstag, Juli 31st, 2010

I have returned! My unexplained absence is over. More than eight weeks I was far from any computer and let me tell you: it was awesome! I highly recommend it. At some point you just stop caring that there is a world out there with interesting events going on.

In any case, now I am back. For the time being, that changes nothing. The regular updates will continue, spiced up every now and then by new entries. And then, who knows, it might be time for a big change here at Fabricated Truth. But for now, that is a top secret project, so stay tuned for further exciting hints…

In any case, I will now be once more able to read your comments and respond to them, so feel free to complain about the lack of proper information. And also about my newly increased confidence. I don’t think I have ever referred to myself as “the King” before…

Oh, look, a schedule!

Sonntag, Mai 30th, 2010

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I won’t be able to watch any films yet alone write about them (or anything else for that matter) for a while. Now, I don’t know whether that unlucky situation will last three days, three weeks, three months or three decades, although that last option seems somewhat unlikely. In any case, being the benevolent dictator I am, I have naturally provided for my loyal subjects (i.e. you)! During my absence, Minute Movie Reviews will be published every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, always at noon. (Probably UTC or GMT, but I’m not entirely sure about that. I only recently was told I have an RSS feed; the technical side of this whole “blogging” thing escapes me.)

So check back thrice a week for new Minute Movie Reviews, enjoy them and hopefully, they won’t run out before I return. The buffer stretches to mid September and so not just for my sake hope that I have returned from the brain dead by then. Until then I won’t be able to read any of your comments or respond to them, but that shouldn’t stop you from happily posting away. Rest assured that all spam will be deleted eventually…

Happy Birthday, Wes Anderson

Samstag, Mai 1st, 2010

Dear Wes,

I just wanted to wish you a very happy 41st birthday and many happy returns! May you have a wonderful day. Oh, and just let me remind you that I’m still waiting for a reply to that letter I wrote you.



My Left Eye

Mittwoch, April 7th, 2010

My Left Foot is the autobiographical novel by Christy Brown, an Irish painter who suffered from cerebral palsy, which was later made into a film of the same name starring Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his first Academy Award for it. My Left Eye is currently swollen almost shut, preventing me from doing any of the things I enjoy, like looking at stuff.

My Left Eye

My Left Eye

You found what you were looking for!

Mittwoch, Januar 14th, 2009

Over the last several months, it has happened occassionally that people used a search engine and were brought to my site. Most of these searches were pretty straightforward and I’m fairly certain that the people looking for “die welle review” or “christoph hartwig” found what they were looking for. There were some other quests, however, that were fatally unfulfilled. Since at Fabricated Truth we do everything for our readers, even one time readers who are unlikely to ever return, here are some of the search terms along with a guess what the person was looking for – so that the next time they will find an answer. (weiterlesen …)

What’s in a name?

Sonntag, Juni 22nd, 2008

Attentive readers may already have noticed that I recently changed the title lines of my movie reviews from a simple “Movie Review” to “Minute Movie Review”. The change might seem minuscule, but I’d still like to explain it.

For some time, calling this things movie reviews has bothered me. Sure, in a way that’s exactly what they are, but in truth they tell very little about the film they supposedly review. When I first started writing them, my idea was nothing less than to revolutionize how movies are criticized.

Obviously, this completely failed.

Instead, they have become a way for me to keep track of which movies I’ve recently watched – what they were about and whether I liked them. Additionally, they were a chance for you, my dear readers, to see quickly, whether you might want to see a movie. They are more of a recommendation than reviews, I guess. But calling them “Movie Recommendation” would have been silly – first because I always slow down typing when spelling recommendation and also because I wouldn’t recommend a fair number of these films. Thus the title of “Minute Movie Review” was born.

They are not called “Minute Movie Review” because you should be able to read them in a minute (which, admittedly, shouldn’t be a problem for even a slow reader), but because I always set out to write them in a minute. Which actually never works out, but that is completely besides the point.

So, in the next few days, I will go back through the archives and rename all the old entries, because that’s just the kind of person I am. And also in the next few days, I will inform you of the other reason to rename these short reviews. Great things are afoot at Fabricated Truth, but for more on that you’ll have to wait a couple of days. Because that’s also the kind of person I am.

The Greatest Movie Never Made

Freitag, Mai 2nd, 2008

Three months ago, when the writers’ strike was still in full effect, I wrote a letter to Wes Anderson. Yes, an actual hand-written letter (of 800 words, no less). In it, I proposed to write a screenplay for him that could be turned into a truly terrific film. Sadly, Mr. Anderson hasn’t replied to my letter to this day. Since I’m sick and tired of waiting for him to realize how great this story is, I’m going to post it here. Many other directors, producers and film-makers frequent this site and I’m sure many of them will be interested in picking up this exciting project. Please excuse the fact that the story is still contained inside the letter format, but since I’m not yet getting paid for this, I couldn’t be bothered to remove the parts addressed to Mr. Anderson. I’m sure you understand. (weiterlesen …)