"Steh auf" for the Friday the 13th Harvest Moon!
2020 Edit: The "Official Making Of" video of the video is out, and it is the most pure metal ecstasy:
Tonight, the lunar fall begins! Behold the Harvest Moon on the night of Friday the 13th, which hasn't happened since the year 2000 and won't happen again for another 30 years! I'm so excited because fall is my favorite season. Summer is generally when my anxiety peaks, and I question my whole life and my existence and whether I am an idiot for spending so much time writing books that might turn out to be incredibly silly and ridiculous.
And now the Harvest Moon finally comes, and with it a marvelous reminder that some of my favorite kinds of art and media are silly and ridiculous. Lindemann has released their latest video, for "Steh auf," which feels like a direct message to me from the universe to quit mainlining the Weltschmerz, stand up, recommit to my 2019 resolution to Be Bestial, and get my own silly and ridiculous work completed.
Like, I have no idea what's going on with this small stage / looney bin / Mongol invasion, but I like it. This resonates with me. Yes.
That's the spirit.
Meanwhile, I've changed the working title of my book again, to Leirah and the Wild Man. I've edited this draft of the book down by 20,000 words. Twenty! Thousand! Words! It's still long, but like Harry Potter long, not The Goldfinch long. I am nearly finished with the last revision I'm going to do before querying agents.
"Heute ist ein schöner Tag..."