A friend of mine from Switzerland contacted me a few weeks ago if I’d like to be a guest author on his site, it goes by the very descriptive name “Nerdy by Nerds” and is a site about gaming, movies, music and (obviously) nerdy stuff.
It is a swiss site, so the articles I write for them will be in German.
The first article can be found here it is about the fantastic Star Wars Revisited Project and is the first of many articles to come where my inner Star Wars child will be unleashed (as if I had ever held back), flipthetruck will remain the site where I dump my fanboy rants and moviequations.
The stuff that’s going to nerdybynerds.ch will be stuff like:
Videogames based on movies: Ghostbusters, Arkham Asylum and Why Inception needs a videogame
As well as general discussion about the movielanguage in games and probably the inevitable question: Can computer games be considered an artform?
I’m pretty sure there will be more to cover than just those few articles, but for the time being this is the goal I have set myself out to achieve.
Hey you write German there, why not write German here?
I don’t have a rational argument to make here. For some reason I enjoy writing articles in English, maybe it makes me feel more important or smart, who knows?
My main problem with writing in German is that movie reviews in German is something I really despise. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that most Austrian/German journalists who are covering movies and sometimes the movies I watch (i.e. american movies) have a big anti-america bias and overempathize how great European cinema is compared to american.
Or a lot of times it has to do with so-called movie experts getting called to broadcasts in Austria who have to give their opinion on stuff like the Oscar race which is so incredibly ill-informed… it makes me bang my head onto the desk.
Or maybe it’s just because when writing English I don’t feel like the pretentious down-talking ass I am, because it’s not sounding half as harsh as if I’d be writing the same sentence in German.