Christmas hit me with an unprecedented violence this year, and I didn’t have time to set up the buffer I would have liked. I’m taking the rest of the year off, and I’ll be back with more 100% original swears and 100% not original mythology in January. In the meantime, if you really desperately need a distraction from your horrible family, you could always read my books, or check out these other Christmas posts I’ve done over the years:
Twas the Night Before Christmas
I hope your season is filled with joy or at least chinese food and beer.
Thank you. I hope you have a good year’s end, too. Also, I bought your book a couple of months ago. It wasn’t bad.
I just wanted to tell you this…
I may not be the greatest commenter. Heck, most of the time I don’t even leave a comment, as English is not my mother tongue and although I’ve learned it for quite some years now (even in university), it is still really hard for me to think and express myself in English, especially when my mind is still thinking in German. Although I always plan to write something nice, I mostly just give up after minutes and minutes of working on the same sentence to make it sound nice or genuine – and I deeply apologise for that, cause I feel bad everytime. I think you deserve nice comments – hundreds and hundreds of nice comments! – and I always enjoy your posts.
But even if this may appear weirdly written or strangely constructed or anything… Today, I don’t mind my English and I hope neither do you. (With that being said, I guess I have to confess that I am working on this comment for quite a while now. Speaking about not minding… A liar I am…).
I just wanted to thank you for all the moments in which you made me smile even though I really did not feel like smiling. Thank you for all the wisdom and fun you brought into my life with your stories, your choice of words, and the beauty of your spirit and character. Thank you for being so modest and jokingly serious at the same time. Thank you for shedding a different light on this world and its history. Thank you for being who you are and for making me aspire some of your character traits – or your characters’ character traits (not all of them, but some I really like to idolise from time to time).
Whenever I feel down, I know that one website which has never let me down, not even once. No matter how bad I was feeling or how sad I was, I could still browse (through?) your archive and find distraction from everything that went through my mind (nothing too serious, mind you. But everyone feels down sometimes or reaches their limits). And even if it did not make me smile or laugh out loud on the outside, I still felt so much better on the inside and I am so grateful for that. Since I’ve found the webpage two or three years ago, I’ve read everything as soon as you’ve posted it. I still haven’t read every single myth or story on this page, but I’m on my way through your archive and I am confident that one day, I’ll have conquered it (just like the German I am, ahaha! …Oh. Too soon? Oops. :D).
No, in all seriousness: Thank you so much! I know that I’m just that one voice on the internet – or, technically speaking, I’m not even a voice. I’m a wall of text – poorly written as well. (See… I knew I couldn’t not mind it..)
But from deep within my heart, I sincerely hope that Christmas will bring you so much to laugh and smile about, and that all the violence you mentioned will soon change into joy and happiness. Or at least disappear.
I hope you will be able to enjoy your holiday from this page and that everything will turn out fine in the end! If not, don’t hesitate to talk about it. Someone will listen. Hell, I’d do that!
So, have a wonderful, merry Christmas with all your unique strength and perseverance, the best holidays you could ever have, and be welcomed by a new year which has nothing but wondrous adventures and lovely days in store for you!
And thank you so much. I really mean it! You are truly and remarkably wonderful!
With that being said, I wish you all the best!
You pretty much just said what I wanted to say, and much more eloquently than I could have. Thanks.
May you and Ovid both have a wonderful, happy, safe, and peaceful holiday.
Thank you so much! It was very important to me or else I would have simply given up again…
But your words really mean a lot to me!
Have a lovely and wonderful holiday with all that peace and happiness you wished us! <3
Yeah, wow, okay. That comment from kupferherz was incredible, and pretty much said everything I wanted to tell you. But, still, I wanted to tell you that it’s okay to take a break, for as long as you need. We’re all here with you, and we’ll wait on you. You’re amazing and the work you’ve done is invaluable, and I personally am thankful you’ve done any of it. I’ve learned so much more about mythology from your outrageous interpretations than I ever could’ve on my own, and the stories from your own life have inspired me to go on my own adventures, too
Happy holidays, and may your next year (and all the years after) be filled with more adventures, and plenty more happiness. See you on the other side, brother!
I wish I could just give you a thumbs up or anything like that to support you, because I feel weird commenting on everything…
But your words are wonderful and so true!
You mentioned a lot I forgot to say and reading your comment I caught myself nodding all the time.
So, I’d like to thank you for that with all sincerity (regardless how annoying I might become..).
Have a truly wonderful holiday and a lovely New Year!
Happy Saturnalia Ovid! May your holiday be filled with all the cheap beer and Chinese food the world has to offer!
Happy Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Qwanzaa, New Year and whatever the heck else, from me and my bros! This blog is pretty much my life, and I think that I’m not far from owing you a blood debt. On a completely unrelated note, I thought you’d like to look up “Anthology of Epic Russian Folk Tales” or something along the lines of it. Or perhaps just this: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/sfs/sfs46.htm
Thanks for everything, Ovid. Enjoy your break.