I was getting a little fed up at how the world overlooks Bulgaria, and what better way to to generate interest and awareness of this deeply mysterious yet sadly oft overlooked former empire than by Slavicizing my ID for a while?...Huh? What irony? Where? I don't see it. Oh, you mean that
irony! Actually, it's not ironic at all if you know the first thing about the second World War... which most people don't, so I'll explain: Nazi Germany was allied with several Slavic countries, and the Eastern European country of Bulgaria and Germany were allies during both World Wars. They're like two fascist peas in a black leather pod, so as far as I'm concerned Bulgaren sind meine Kameraden.
The characters, apart from Ludwig (the eternally disgruntled wolf) and Crispy are icons of Bulgarian culture, like Sharkolia (the pegasus mount of a Slavic folk hero), the Zmey (an intelligent dragon with three heads, each with it's own personality), and Bulgaria's national animal, the lion. The acorn with oak leaves between his paws is also a national emblem, symbolizing strength through unity. It's not permanent, but I'm such a slow worker it's sure to be quite some time before I update my ID again. In fact, I think I'll just leave it like this until... however long it takes Sharkolia's disproportionately large head/un-horseishly tiny body to start freaking me out. How's Krali Marko s'posed to ride that thing?
Anyway, Vive Bulgaria!Crispy: "Yeah! Vive Bulgaria, down with the Ottoman scum!"
Ludwig: "Kote, the Ottomans were defeated long time ago."
Crispy: "Then down with them a second time!"
Ludwig: "Don't tempt me, I vas never beeg fan of dhose addeetions dhey made to Hagia Sophia. Feenish your banitsa before lion gets any ideas, I do not like de vay he is eyeing dis picnic."
Crispy: "I'd be more worried about Sharky. Did you give him permission to put his face in the yogurt?"
Ludwig: "Kakvo? Hey! Get avay from dhere! Spri!"