I am part of the etc because I am discovering my inner German.
I have had some experience in discovering my inner child and my inner woman, and so I think I am ready to discover my inner German.
My plan is simple. I shall internalize Red Herring and Nicodemus, if it is OK with them. Perhaps you might like to talk amongst yourselves and see whether you want to be inside Victor. But just think, you would be spreading German culture all the way to the antipodes.
But already I am starting to see the outlines of my inner German and to my surprise I find I am coming more PC. But this is not a bad thing for me as I tend to be a bit too eccentric so more PC would give me better balance, and dare I say, poise.
And as I became more German, from the inside as it were, I thought I would become more poised, for as you know Ozzies do tend to be larrikins and Germanic poise is not our strongest point.
However I have noticed that Red Herring and Nicodemus are poised and so I thought I might reasonably expect to become more poised myself.
But rather than becoming poised I find I am becoming more formal. This is not entirely foreign as Ozzies are formally informal so as I become more German, I find I am becoming simply more formal.
Of course I have fallen in love with Germans before, in particular with Martin Heidegger, whose books I gulped down like a man dying of thirst. So you might say, for a time, I became Martin Heidegger, just as I am becoming Red Herring and Nicodemus.
And becoming Red Herring or Nicodemus or Martin Heidegger is rather intimate I know, but I have found that my inner German is a bit stand-offish in the beginning but is wonderfully intimate when you get to know him.