Videobooks and Video Series

Hula Ink

Publishes Videos

We at Hula ink believe that literature should be heard as well as seen. So we invented the video book! (Not really, I’m sure the idea was already out there.)

A video book is like an audiobook, but you watch it (or you can listen to it) on Vimeo.

From heart-warming Cat Tales to disturbingly dark Nightmares, from New Legends of Hawai’i to books on philosophy, life and striving for success –

Hula Ink publishes a range of titles, short and long, fiction and non-fiction, that reflect the interests of our authors (some books published under the name E.T. Hansen are collaborative works).

Explore our titles, our series and our upcoming projects – including political commentary and books for kids.

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It was the middle of the night, and my procedure wasn’t scheduled until the next day. He said, “This way, you’ll go home earlier,” and winked. He wasn’t my doctor.

And in the Night the Gods Will Come Unto Us

The Cat Tales

The Ghost of Fluffy McFluffins

Cathy was born with a defect and was something outcast all through school. Her only friend was her cat, but all cats must one day die and we must carry on alone. Only, when Fluffly McFluffins died, he didn’t go away.

The complete audiobook on video at Vimeo. A Cat Tale from the book “Do Cats Have Souls?”

The Casanova of Hill Street

Two introverts, living alone, decide to investigate a mysteirous cat who appears to have single-handedly impregnated most of the female cats in the nieghborhood. By the time they solve the puzzle, they have fallen in love.

The complete audiobook on video at Vimeo. A Cat Tale from the book “Do Cats Have Souls?”

The Purring of the Witch

A young doctor in medieval Marseille during the Plague tries to drive superstition from the minds of his fellow citizens – and must fail. One night, the cat of a murdered witch appears in his study and begins to purr – and everything changes.

The complete audiobook on video at Vimeo. A Cat Tale from the book “Do Cats Have Souls?”

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She woke up out of an upsetting dream and felt a strange but familiar weight next to her. She reached out and touched fur. “But Fluffy McFluffins is dead,” she thought.

The Ghost of Fluffy McFluffins

Grumpy Old Writer’s

Writing Rules

As a teacher and coach of Creative Writing in Berlin, E.T. Hansen often stumbles accross “Rules of Writing” – lists of ten rules or so that established writers pass on to beginners.

In this video series, Grumpy Old Writer takes random rules by random writers and talks about them and his experiences writing. The video series is on YouTube (short version) and Vimeo (long version).

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Try to write in such a way as not to waste the time of a total stranger.

Kurt Vonnegut, Writing Rules

The Nightmares

And in the Night the Gods Will Come Unto Us

I am not afraid of hospitals, except for those rare occasions when something goes wrong in the system and long after midnight a doctor stands at your bed to take you into the operating arena when no operation was scheduled.

The complete audio book on video at Vimeo. From the series “The Nightmares.”

We Carry the Cemetary of our Souls in our Hearts

Did you know that the hair we see on our skins is dead? One boy takes up the creusade against it and almost wins. Until the hair fights back.

Coming soon. From the series “The Nightmares.”

ITime the Earth Will Hold Us Fast

A man sits alone in a bar in Las Vegas and writes a letter to parents he does not know explaining to them the secret to eternal life and why he is bestowing it upon their daughter.

Coming soon. From the series “The Nightmares.”

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Then I was dead, and it was a relief.

There is Something in Life That Conspires to Kill Us All

I believe everyone should read this book, ideally one chapter a day. So I modernized the text and recorded each chapter on video and put them online – for free.

I also put up a long version with commentary. Visit the dedicated page for more information on the book and video series.

The Thoughtfully Modernized Edition

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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Substance by itself is never enough:
form also is required.

Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom

The New Legends of Hawai’i

The Foolish Fish

I am not afraid of hospitals, except for those rare occasions when something goes wrong in the system and long after midnight a doctor stands at your bed to take you into the operating arena when no operation was scheduled. The complete audio book on video at Vimeo.

The Ugly Seaweed

Did you know that the hair we see on our skins is dead? One boy takes up the creusade against it and almost wins. Until the hair fights back. The complete audiobook on video at Vimeo.

The Wayward Stone

A man sits alone in a bar in Las Vegas and writes a letter to parents he does not know explaining to them the secret to eternal life and why he is bestowing it upon their daughter. The dark crime videobook on Vimeo.

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“That’s the problem with predicting the future,” said the unauna. “It all depends on what you can and can’t imagine. And there are always other possibilities, even if they are now hidden from you. Death is always just one option of many.”

The Foolish Fish

The Grumpy Podcast

My Very Last Life

Grumpy’s most personal of podcasts – 

After turning 60, he looks back upon his life and decides to start over – he’s got another 20 good years, that is enough to live an entire … but how?

 

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You can measure your life in the great things you did – from pursuing true love to creating something out of nothing. I look back and count six. I want one more before I die.”

My Very Last Life

The Mathias Rische Collection

The Operator

The struggle of one man, a train operator whose life was lived in an isolated cabin staring into endless monotony, to overcome loneliness.

The complete videobook on Vimeo

Say Goodbye to Sorrow

Say Goodbye to Sorrow

How do you grief when the best thing in your life – true love, purpose, everything – departs this world? And then, how do you stop grieving?

The complete videobook on video, coming soon to Vimeo

The Birds Come to Ariel

The Changer

A young boy is changing, his body seems to be doing things he doesn’t want it to do and he can’t stop it … then one night, little owls begin appearing at his window,.

The complete videobook on video, coming soon to Vimeo

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The elevator perfects the principle of crampedness, takes enclosed and makes it entombed. It presses the air out of you.

The Operator

Coming Soon

For Kids

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The reason they don’t tell you this in school is because they don’t want to scare you.

The Truth About the Moon