From: Uppsala, Sweden
Had a slight set-back yesterday, but a rather amusing one. Some years ago, someone pointed out that the Stuka symbol in the game we played at the time (can't remember which it was) had a strong resemblence to a witch on a broomstick. Once he had discovered this, the image was firmly rooted in his mind and he was unable to see the Stuka anymore. Suddenly being aware of this, I began to see this witch too.
Now, that episode largely forgotten, some days ago the flying lady made her return, as I was suddenly aware of her sitting there on my German tactical counters. Dismayed, I began to search Google for some replacement, that I could alter the counter to something less evil. It failed utterly. I discovered that it was not only the counter that had the witch appearance, she began to show up in the actual war photos as well. That was when it dawned upon me at last, that a Stuka, being constructed the way it was, will always look like that when presented in this recognizable angle. And using any other angle just didn't present that nice "attacking" feeling.
So there she is still, sitting on the broomstick, on her way to some wicked mischief. Suppose we just have to get used to each other.
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