I'm back! Sorry for being absent, but I'd completely banned the English language from my life for the last four weeks. I had an (extremely complicated and mysteriously shaped) German test, and I had to concentrate on that language in order to pass the nine(!) tests included.
But all went well; I now have a nice certificate confirming that I speak German, and I'm so ready to begin exploring Munich. Oh, and finding work, of course.
My first real day in the city brought you this stirring statue. Knowledgeable readers will of course immediately recognize this as Saint George and the Dragon: one of the most intense and captivating legends, which have been reproduced by many of the greatest masters in incredibly dramatic and succesful ways.
And then there's this version, which I prefer to call the "Yeah, I killed the fucker. So?" version. The dragon looks like a suspiciously well-fed lizard, and the hero looks rather bored. And like he's about to be eaten; the lizard (sorry, dragon) doesn't look like it'll tolerate that kind of smugness for much longer. It's hilarious.
Another example is this lion, who's supposed to be all majestic and frightening - and in reality it seems to be saying "I'm freezing my balls off, okay?"
It's a nice reminder that it pays off to look a little closer at things - sometimes they aren't what they look like... I know that I'll be looking out for bored Saint Georges and other failed heroes from now on!
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.