Love never fails

October 16, 2012

A science fiction novel about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, online strategy, games, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts

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Black Eyed Peas, I Got a Feeling

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Seven: Love never fails

Audience: Adult

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Love hurts

September 20, 2012

A science fiction story about the end of the world, true love, destiny, beauty, heroes, and everything else.

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Previous Episode

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Enrique Iglesias, Hero

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Two: Love hurts

Audience: Adult

George, John and Hachi waited at the Cretulescu Palace entrance of Cismigiu Park. Anca was meeting them there. Anca’s cousin, Cristina, and one of her girlfriends were waiting for her at La Biblioteca – the last karoake bar in Bucharest.

John was doing things on his tablet computer. Hachi was sniffing tree trunks. George was bored.

“Whatcha doing?”

“Mixing some video of Hachi for his blog.”

“How many subscribers do you have now?”

“One million – more or less.”

“That’s EPIC! One million subscribers. You’re up 100k in a week!”

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Girls just want to have fun! #fanart

August 22, 2011

Click through the snapshot above to see the wide picture.

The uber Monte Carlo Club in Cismigiu Park, Bucharest.

Lumi living it up the night before the lights went out. A scene from my science fiction novel about the end times. The rough first draft of the story begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Lumi as seen/vid recording through K-9s being worn by our protagonist, John.

Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want To Have Fun


Lumi #beautiful #amazing #princess

August 2, 2011

Daniela Mitulescu

Lumi in Cismigiu Park, Bucharest. As seen through a pair of K-9s. Click on the image to see the entire picture.

The very rough first draft of my science fiction novel about the end times begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Some say Bucharest stands or falls by her.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photographic Manipulations

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

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Mister Hachi, Stupid Poodles, and Sammy the Spam

June 7, 2011

bucharest's prize chow chow

Mister Hachi ♥ you

A scene from Chapter 1.7 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-aE

Notes

In this pic, Hachi (sporting his aerodynamic trim) is seen through John’s K-9s. This is a few minutes before John meets Sammy the Spam, the park policeman in Cismigiu Park. Hachi is a chow chow – just sayin.

Excerpt

Sam wondered what the guy’s name was. He wondered where the dog’s blog was at. He’d find out and maybe he’d get someone to hack it.

Stupid poodle, he thought to himself.

Who likes poodles, anyway? Poodles are a chick dog. Poodles suck. Dudes with poodles are fucking loosers.

He looked around. John and Hachi were out of sight.

“Fucking Loser!” Sam shouted.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photography

Artists: Madalina Cristea and Stan Faryna

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Stan Faryna

http://about.me/faryna

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Cismigiu Park: Funeral of George and Dana #apocalypse #fanart

May 31, 2011

Funeral at Cismigiu Park

Funeral at Cismigiu Park

A scene from Chapter 1.8 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-b2

Notes

Burial of John and Dana at the Rotunda of Writers (behind the statue of Mihai Eminescu) in Cismigiu Park.

Excerpt

Dana and George – Zach’s only son – were laid together behind the statue of Mihai Eminescu. They were two unfortunate, young lovers without a future.

Zach’s thoughts rolled quietly like tumbleweed across a rocky, cold desert night.

George would never go to college. He would never marry and have children. There would be no wedding party and baptisms. The three barrels of palinka that Zach had buried underground 18 years ago would not be served to George’s guests.

There would be no grandchildren to spoil. No one to teach the ways of landcraft, animal husbandry, and nature – all the things that he had learned from his grandfather. There would be no laughter and squeals of grand children. There would be no finger holes in the pies and cakes set out to cool.

George would not build a house on the land of his grandfathers. George would not even have a proper funeral: no vigil in their home, no candles and no casket.

Zach’s wife would never speak to him – if Zach would see Georgina again.

Georgina would slap his face when she heard the news from him. She’d cry for a month. And she would never speak again with Zach.

Media: Ink and Pencil

Artist: Mihai Stets

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Links:

Mihai Stets
http://smihailangelo.carbonmade.com

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Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: Riots #fanart #water

May 27, 2011

Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: riots : 2023

Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: Clean Water Riots

A scene from Chapter 1.12 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-dL

Notes:

In this pic, we see what John sees as he’s looking back at the Cretulescu Palace entrance to Cismigiu Park.

Media: Photography and Digital Art

Artist: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.