Tested For You: Influenza
Running in the rain – “No way, virus! You’re not welcome in here!” Icebathing – “Bugger off! Find yourself another body!!” 12-hour-swimming – “Overtime. Again…” – “No worries, I’ll help you.” – “Pretty stressful job with this body, huh? How about I treat you to a little holiday of, say, two weeks? And I’ll keep an eye on things while you’re gone…” (In bed with the flu:) “AAAAAaaargh.”
That’s how it goes: you’re just training for the marathon and suddenly you get the flu and now you’re proud not to get back to bed right after breakfast because it was so overly exhausting to eat a scone. An experience I could have well gone without, the more so as I am completely lacking exercise – the last time I was feverish I listened to fairy tale records in my bed…
I think it’s pretty appropriate to imagine my immune system as a Ving-Rhames-kind-of-guy because normally it’s doing a really good job. (The G-rated version is probably seen in “Once Upon A Time… Life”, a series that’s perfect for watching while you’re sick and want to remember the cool stuff with antibodies and memory cells and helper cells that’s happening inside you right now. Especially since the episodes have a length that even a feverish brain can process.)
The occasion for this oversize comic was, as usual, the Comic Collab, which my still slightly sick brain remembered a bit late (but still on time) – the topic was “Verrat” (treason) and was published by Schlogger. And here are the other traitors (mostly in German): Mic at Six / Badham / Skizzenblog / Rainer Unsinn / Isla Volante / BTW / Marvin Clifford / Online Comics / Dramatized Depiction / Regenmonster / Zweithirn / Buddelfisch / Schoolpeppers / Demystifikation / Catnips Flavour / Mal-Gries / Salzlolly.