November 22nd, 2016

Krampuslauf Graz 2010



In Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon", who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Regions in Austria feature similar figures and, more widely, Krampus is one of a number of Companions of Saint Nicholas in regions of Europe. The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated a pre-Christian origin for the figure (see Germanic paganism).

In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.

50 Day Question Challenge 2016 - Day 11

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11. What is a relationship deal breaker for you?

I would say 'What ARE the relationship deal breakers?' Basically, any form of domestic violence in whatever form it takes - i.e. in partnership, parent/child or equivalent etc.  There is no excuse.  If you are in a relationship where one or more behaviours causes a person to attack another, then get out. If violence is not nipped in the bud, the attacker can get comfortable with doing this and will quickly consider that this is perfectly ok.  It never is.

Also, being unfaithful.  That eats through the partner who has been cuckolded, it's never worth the price.  Nor is anything that draws over your finances, like alchoholism/substance abuse/gambling etc.  Basically, if you behave like a major douche, don't expect me to stay.

Plodding On (Rainy Night in Cornwall)


Weather has been overcast all day, but it's now filthy out there.  I have been away from this assigment rewrite, because life has a habit of taking over. I am glad to report that I have rewritted an excellent first page.  One down, seventeen more to go.  Plus I have to cull another 1,000 words plus so I can get some academic review stuff in.  Just for the draft portfolio.  I am a proud plodder, albeit frustrated at times - let's see how far I can get before the night is through :-)