Oh good God. Erich. Two "Don'ts" and a "no." Even I am terrified.
Nineteen - I am deeply disturbed by how much I love Schadenfreude. Read what I believe is the original draft in January 2013. Like a previous person said, I too walked around devoid of emotion for a week. And then I read Schadenfreude again. More slowly. And then I imagined what happened after the end. I still find myself doing that. It hurts my heart and my guts in the most beautiful way. And I can't describe it any better than that.
Oh wow. I had no idea EXTRA content was going into this. You already had my money when I heard there was going to be a book to buy, but now I am even MORE excited to one day own this.
Best of luck as you continue to edit. I very much look forward to sitting down with the physical copy once its out. It will probably be VERY difficult for people to reach me once I get it. . . I will be too busy floating around in my mind and reading through it. I have already read the online one twice through and each time I am left at a loss for words to describe it. I feel giddy and amazed and inspired. I feel like flying.
Thank you SO much for continuing to work on it! I don't care how long the wait is. This is one work of fiction I simply will NEVER forget!
There's places that needed new film and places where I seemed to promise you film and not deliver any. Erich remembers this happening when he's in New York but I apparently never wrote any text to go with that. My second drafts always include more evil. I can't help myself. Nothing significant is going to change about the plot in any way.
Then fly. The stories are supposed to be contagious...
Ok, let me first tell you that I read Schadenfreude exactly about 1 year ago and was literally emotionless for one week or so. I walked around like a ghost during inside my mind the story went circled and did not let me free. It had a huge effect on me (and later made me visit a seminar at our university about the medical experiments of the SS in Auschwitz). And now its a bit ironic (and I do it with all respect and admiration for you and the piece of art you wrote) that I have to correct one name in this lovely directors cut: the name of the one, who performed the sterilization experiments on women was Clauberg, not Claub - or do you just shortened it?
I saw you uploaded Hero´s Torch here and Iam almost (afraid) ready to read it.......
Thank you, dear. I'm envious of your seminar. It's fairly difficult to find material about that topic without it being a new arrangement footnoting all the other material.
I think I intended to make up the name, though it's also possible I read the correct name at some point and mangled it in my head. Thank you, dear. Fixing things like that is just what I'm doing at the moment.
No problem at all, really!! Iam glad I could help. I love the seminar - its every summer and unfortunately this year the last time because the female professor turns old and soon will left the university. She once made an interview with Auschwitz-doctor Hans Münch (she is a german...Iam a german..from Berlin) who was acquitted from the polish court in 1947 because he acted human and refused to participate in the selections at the "Rampe". But in the interview with her he admitted that he - of course - did selections inside the camp to "clean out" the crowded barracks for new prisoners. And gone was his humanity. H o w e v e r (sorry...I was overwhelmed..) if you have another question please be feel free to ask...^^...
Well, now I have dozens of questions, many about Berlin and the rest of the country, that books and documentaries will not answer for me, but the most important one is probably: will you beta this for me when I have a third draft? I'd really rather not mangle any of the chapter headings or titles if I can help it. I do try to check everything, but it's hard to spot a misspelling in a language you don't really speak.
I'm researching what happened to Germany after the war just now, and it's some hideous stuff. When I was in school we always managed to cover the Holocaust but never so much the war surrounding it and never any detail about the aftermath.
I’ve wanted to say something about schadenfreude since I first read it. But every time I try I can seem to find the words.
It’s beautiful and terrible all at the same time. It makes me shiver and feel physically sick on occasion, but all that can be forgiven because this little piece of literature, schadenfreude, it truly beautiful. The same goes for anything you write, when my teachers ask me to write about my favourite books there’s no way i could write about lady stardust or fade, but they always come to mind first, so thank you.
I hope I got what I was trying to say across, please never stop writing.
Thank you, dear. That's lovely of you. And yes, I don't think your teachers would dig that particularly. Mine nearly had a litter of kittens when she found out I wrote on A Clockwork Orange for my AP test.
After awhile there'll be a few you could probably get away with writing on, but I don't think Psychomotor is ever going to be one.
I painted your beautiful lady stardust for an art class once. Nobody has been able to look at me the same since. My teacher thought he was gorgeous but now everybody reckons there's something wrong with me.