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The fairy island
Fanua lies just far enough off the coast that you can't see it from Atano. It's said that when you drive out in a boat, the island rises at the horizon exactly when you cross the original town border. I doubt anyone can spot exactly where the old border lies in the murky water.
It is also known as "the fairy island", and in local folk lore it's home to strange creatures and forces not of this world.
It is said that from the belfry of the old church Fanua was in sight. And it is said that the day the church tower was completed was the day the ground started sinking in. They say that at low tide the tip of the tower is just below the water surface and you can see the ripples it causes. They also say that it has been like that for as long as anyone can remember, even though the ground below Atano has continued sinking lower and keeps sinking to this day.
They say that from the top floors of the Sadina Tower the island should be visible, but isn't. I'm sure no one who says that has ever be
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SCHMETTERling
SCHMETTERling, SCHMETTERling
ZerSCHMETTERe den Eisenring
Zerschlag die Ketten, die uns binden
Auf dass wir endlich Freiheit finden
SCHMETTERling, du freier Geist
Lehr uns was du von Freiheit weißt
Wenn du über Blüten kreist
Keine Blume dich an sich reißt
SCHMETTERling, SCHMETTERling
ZerSCHMETTERe den goldnen Ring
Zerreiß die Bande, die uns halten
Dann werden wir uns frei entfalten
SCHMETTERling, du Geist der Luft
Zeig' uns den Weg über die Kluft
Folg' der lieblich Blüten Duft
Doch wer nicht fliegt stürzt in die Gruft
SCHMETTERling, SCHMETTERling
ZerSCHMETTERe nicht diesen Ring
Dein Flügelschlag zerreißt mein Herz
Doch du bist blind für meinen Schmerz
SCHMETTERling, herzloses Tier
Ich bin nicht frei. Ich häng' an dir
Jetzt bin ich froh, denn du bist hier
Doch bleibst du morgen nicht bei mir
Ich halt's nicht aus. Hör meinen Schrei
Im Herzen war ich niemals frei
So wie du bist, konnt' ich nie sein
So wie ich bin, bin ich gan
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All the little soldiers
All the little soldiers
Fighting for our right
They must never know
Wherefore they really fight
All the little soldiers
Killing for our might
They follow our orders
Fulfilling their plight
All the little soldiers
Dying in our fight
They are not a problem
Trust us, it's alright
But the worn out soldiers
Coming back alive
Don't say what they ought to
Spoil what we contrive
They have seen the war
But only with their eyes
We have seen its purpose
Hidden beneath lies
When we go to war
You all fight by our side
Yet we fight alone
For reasons we must hide
Why we go to war
You would not understand
As long as we can lie
You follow our command
Be afraid of evil
Battle needs our youth
We are here to save you
We fear nought but truth
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Not like her
You say you're not like Bea
What does that mean to you?
So now you need just two hundred?
That's what Bea said too
What do you think I told her?
Back then I told her, 'no'
And that's what now you get from me
I think now I should go
But when trouble gets too real
I won't leave you to drown
Once all you want is to get home
I sure won't let you down
Just tell me where you're now
Come on I need to know
Oh there, you surely understand
I would not like to go
Now you don't come to meet me
I have to pick you up
And you won't come alone with me
Have I not earned your trust?
Yea, that is so like Bea
Never just her and me
You even picked the same person
To keep us company
But no you're not like Bea
You don't babble of love
You just pretend you were my friend
That puts you miles above
So, bye, have a nice journey
I hope you get home well
Call not only when you need cash
Or difference's hard to tell
You, too, are not like Bea
Oh, are you sure of that?
You do such good impressions
Of all the things
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Pharmacy
If only they could make a pill
That keeps you from falling in love
A big one for Gina
And one for me
One for Reni
Or not, maybe
Cello gets one too
Then he’ll be free
Bea doesn’t need it
Obviously
Okay, I’ll be nice
Reni gets one from me
We take ours together
In harmony
’cause it’s not the day
And here’s not right
But when it’s okay
Let us stay tight
I hope that we will
One day maybe
Get off the pill
In harmony
We’ll quit it together
Let happen what will
If it’s not forever
I do love you still
    — Frank Bruder
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Red Dunes (fragment)
2115-03-20
I turned around, and she wasn’t there. She stood outside the tent, staring out into the desert. Although I couldn’t see her face, I got the impression that she was sad. So I went towards her. As I came closer, I noticed that she was bleeding. Drops of blood fell from her arm onto the dry sand which absorbed them.
The red spot grew larger. Then I realised that it wasn’t her blood, as I had thought. The blood was seeping out from the ground underneath her and all around. Now everywhere around us the desert sand soaked in blood, and from below the red dunes I thought I heard the agonised screams of millions and millions of victims. For a moment I realised where I was.—Then I woke up.
For a moment I’ve had that strange feeling that I just forgot something true and important, that I should hold on to that dream to not let that knowledge escape. Maybe I really knew something. One of those things which only make sense in dreams, which the waking mind c
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The Burghart Experiments (web series)
01 Phantom presence
Int.  Laboratory
Nina sits in front of the camera. Dr. Höfner, who switched the camera on, walks around it and bows down to look into the camera. Behind them is a bare concrete wall.
             - Dr. Höfner
It is February 19, 2009 15:21 Central European Time. - I’m going to activate the Burghart generator.
Dr. Höfner walks across the room. His shadow and Nina’s eyes following him imply his movements.
Click. A humming sound fills the room.
             - Dr. Höfner (OS, cont’d)
The generator is on now.
Nina looks a bit nervous, but tries to stay calm.
Suddenly
Nina jumps off her chair and turns around, visibly scared.
             - Nina
Da. Da. Da.
Dr. Höfner walks into the frame. Nina points to behind the chair.
 
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Frank Bruder
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I have a degree in mathematics.

I like to claim that I draw web comics, but currently I hardly ever draw at all. When I’ve got time, I try to write scripts.

I develop my own fonts, I hand code Scalable Vector Graphics, I love ray tracing, and I definitely want to do something which combines all of the above.

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Fanua lies just far enough off the coast that you can't see it from Atano. It's said that when you drive out in a boat, the island rises at the horizon exactly when you cross the original town border. I doubt anyone can spot exactly where the old border lies in the murky water.

It is also known as "the fairy island", and in local folk lore it's home to strange creatures and forces not of this world.

It is said that from the belfry of the old church Fanua was in sight. And it is said that the day the church tower was completed was the day the ground started sinking in. They say that at low tide the tip of the tower is just below the water surface and you can see the ripples it causes. They also say that it has been like that for as long as anyone can remember, even though the ground below Atano has continued sinking lower and keeps sinking to this day.

They say that from the top floors of the Sadina Tower the island should be visible, but isn't. I'm sure no one who says that has ever been in the lobby of the Sadina Tower. I certainly have not been on the top floors.

Katarina's cliff, northeast of Atano, is farther away from Fanua but it rises above Atano. So you can see farther from there. When a tall man stands on his toes at the very edge of the cliff — so goes the lore — he has as good a chance to catch a glimpse of the fairy island as he has of losing his balance. And that — they say — is the best chance you get of seeing the fairy island from land.

According to the legend, the Katarina who became the place's namesake fell off the cliff in her desperate attempts to catch a glimpse of the island. Another version of the tale goes that after much stretching, tiptoeing, and jumping up in the air as high as she might she concluded that she could never catch sight of the island — unless she would jump both, up and forward, from the edge of the cliff. And so she did.

In some versions of the story Katarina once saw a tiny speck of the island, and since then she was overcome by the desire to see more of it. Some say that the fairies drove her mad in revenge for her looking at their island. Others say that they were so impressed by her dedication that they carried her away with them, but they had to drop her when she opened her eyes before they reached the island.

Remarkably, all of this lore completely ignores that there are people living on Fanua who may have something to say about it. When you ask about that in the right company at the right time on a gloomy evening, one of the older townspeople may inform you that the real island Fanua that you can reach by boat and that people have settled on is a different place from the fairy island that can almost be seen from land.

There probably is more truth to that than you'd think. Most likely the fairy island of lore is not Fanua itself but a distorted reflection of Fanua that under rare atmospheric conditions can be seen near the horizon. One thing I can tell for sure is that from Fanua you can't see the top of the Sadina Tower. Claims that geometrically you should I leave for more apt mathematicians to investigate.
The fairy island
Fleshing out the surroundings of the fictional town Atano. Note that the setting doesn't really incorporate any truly supernatural phenomena. But that shouldn't stop it from having a rich host of regional folklore.
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If you upload the filler from 2008-05-30 to dA, I’d fave that one too. Just so you know…
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