Rainfrogs: pandemic alternatives to hugs and greetings

Some greetings can remain the same, anything involving putting hands up is timeless and universal, perfect for any occasion.

There is a range of new age hugs developed over the 10 months. Here is a formal type of alternative hug for congratulating people you know.
Here we can see an example of a more friendly alternative hug, as you can see, the arms are almost touching, but gracefully miss.
A beginner level alternative pandemic hug, no dance skills required. The key is to do a regular hug but reversed. This is also the perfect position to share chip updates after your vaccine.
Here we can see a pretty intimate gesture. As you can see it involves putting a hand on another creatures face, so this is more of a nostalgic moment, a remainder from the time you could do that. If you do this the recipient will be taken back to a simpler time and will be able to relax for a minute.

Rainfrogs of holidays

The rainfrog really needs to read if the plague ended already, but can’t see over the paywall and there is no known way around it.

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The Christmas is done, let’s do spring now.

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Sometimes you forget, but despite the cute bally appearance, the rainfrog is a frog of prey.

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The Rainfrog Chronicles II

Hello,

a couple of new rainfrog drawings have emerged over the weeks, they are also very seasonal and colorful. I’ve also added some inspirations.

Some time ago someone looked up and noticed a huge hole in the sky.  She phoned it in and was asked to immediately shut the hole down and stop doing whatever was causing the hole, because otherwise the space would get in and fry us up alive if it remained open for too long. We got a couple of other trial holes and a sneak peak, did a review on it and decided we don’t want the planet to burn to crisp. For about thirty years everyone stayed on track and the trial holes in the sky were healing steadily and starting to close down. Years later on a very regular day, someone started secretly smoking up some skyhole gas into the sky, hoping they wouldn’t get caught and noone would notice. A great plan in all the details, besides the huge sky hole getting bigger right above their heads that really ruins all the sky photos. This has been the story of a huge secret factory with very small hands, and it will have a happy ending soon.

 

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The rainfrog enjoying suntanning

 

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Rainfrog in its own element

 

“The desert rain frog is spending the day dug into sand. It emerges at night and wanders about.” Wikipedia

 

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Rainfrog enjoying the urban nature at the botanical garden

 

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Rainfrog having such a great day, its arranged its own folk dance

 

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The rainfrog chronicles cartoon drawings

These are ink illustrations on paper and are available here.

“The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead” is inspired by a story I heard about the tribes in isolated forests where the process of proving yourself includes showing others that you can kill someone from the other tribe. At some point the tribe elders realized a single killing ends up being a long line of separate inter-village bloody vendettas which will never end and that isn’t useful for anyone. After that they’ve come to conclusion they will secretly start stealing cows from one another instead of killing one another. Chivalry is not dead. So if someone pisses you off, it’s a possibility that you can solve it by stealing a cow, but you have to do it in a really skillful and an impressive way.

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The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead

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“The spider saga” – the rainfrog is truly considering what Mr.Tolkien has written into his diary: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” And then Mandela had gone and said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” After that you have to consider the words of Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” And at the end of the spider sagas, you can reflect on the thoughts of Oscar Wilde: “It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears, is said to be seen in San Francisco.”

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Tolkien wrote: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”

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“First flower of the spring” – for a Nordic rainfrog, the spring is extremely important, because it’s rebirth for most of the nature and everyone has to relearn some of the daily things. You’ve forgotten completely how the ground looks and that there are colours in the nature, and daylight, you crash your car a couple of times because you have forgotten the Sun, you crash your bike a couple of times because you have forgotten the physics, you start remembering feelings. Sometimes this is all delayed, so you’re a bit angry at the weather, curse you, weather!

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But at the end, every rainfrog gets a kick out of the first yellow blossom they see and it makes them think of the wonderful blooming summer ahead.

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