Run Freak Run the fairytale webcomic by Silver Saaremaeel and Kaija Rudkiewicz!
Moving sucks. It sucks a big time, but there comes a time in everyone’s life that you just cannot avoid it any longer – and ‘hoy that time has happened to us! Silver and Kaija have now ended their four-year stay in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to Berlin to work on mobile and tablet games!
For five days and five nights we’ve packed, organized and packed some more until our entire life had been reduced to carton boxes and bubble wraps – until all that was left was the surreal feeling of owning so many things that I’ve totally forgotten about.
I hate moving, not because I’m not excited to see a new part of the world, but because I hate the hassle of packing away all my precious artifacts, for I am a creature of habit and comfort, and my house is my safe place, and it will take a while to get it all re-organized.
When it comes to packing away our precious’, I will especially miss our books. We have a lot of books from novels, to comics, to art books. We have so many books we could fill a small library and they are all delightful and special in their own ways. My only regret is that I can’t give them as much attention as I want to, and many of those books I’ve only read once.
And so, we are now in a state of anxiety and excitement as we’re starting new adventures and a search for a new apartment that will fill that hole that our previous apartment has left behind. Thank you Frankfurt for having us, you were extremely convenient, clean, and well maintained and I hope you never change.
For those of you concerned if this will affect the publication of Run Freak Run at all, let me assure you that we’ve prepared well and RFR will continue coming out page-by-page every Monday! So please keep on reading, and have a wonderful Monday! :)
by Silver on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Posted in: Runfreakrun
A little over a week ago we got a question on the comments that we’d never thought of: what would Two’s theme song sound like?
It felt a little simple to just name one, so I thought I’d put together a small playlist of songs that I think fit the mood of Two and RFR in general. I’ll also try to explain a little why I chose a particular song, where I heard it first and how I feel about it.
So lets put on our hearing hats and listen on!
1. Goodnight Moon – Shivaree
When I first read this questions out loud, me and Kaija both immediately started thinking about Kill Bill soundtrack’s. Now, Tarantino’s a genius in my books, a definite inspiration, and I consider Beatrix from Kill Bill be the ultimate femme fatale. But she’s also a little sad, has anger issues, and solves way too many problems with violence – hence why this song fits perfectly with Two. Also the song has witches in it.
2. Black Angels – Bloodhounds On My Trail
I first heard about Black Angels about 7 years ago, and I’m still in love with their Passover-album. It’s just pure, raw, gritty energy that has a special place in my heart. I chose this song because it’s stubborn, narrow, never-give-up-once-you-made-your-mind attitude is something we feel Two can relate to.
Fun fact, this song was also on the first mix tape I gave to Kaija, during a time when Spotify and Ipods weren’t the mainstream listening devices that they are now. *old man mode*
3. Roky Erickson – Night of the Vampire
Continuing with the psychedelic rock, this chilling song from Roky Erickson is just the right amount of cool, funny, and magical. And I think that’s just perfect in describing the world Two lives in; with it’s roaming witches, wandering monsters, and sleeping gods.
4. Cowboy Bebop OST – Green Bird – Composed by Yoko Kanno
Now, I’m a huge fan of Cowboy Bebop the anime and the way it used music in it’s storytelling. This particular song, and the particular scene in question are burned in my minds eye so deeply that’s it hard to sleep at night. There will be a time in RFR when Two will fight again, and I hope you think of this song when it happens.
5. Andra – The Rain Don’t Talk To Me No More
Andra is fantastic. I wrote this the first time I heard her. Great song for coffee during the upcoming autumn days.
6. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Yes, I know Lana is like a hipster queen and vain or whatever, but so what since so are we (in my case, a king). She’s also unapologetic, and a go-getter and while those are also traits she shares with Two, I think she’s even more alike to the Queen. Everyone needs an enemy, eh?
7. Låpsley – Station
This was a recent find for us, and there’s something indescribable for me, a certain connection of melancholy that’s fitting for Two, no matter what she does – a right or a wrong thing – it’s always bittersweet. The kid really can’t catch a break, can she?
8. Ashtar Command – Deadman’s Gun
Or can she?
I guess you just have to read and see what happens.