And we're back to digital art!
The blue side of Munich turned 157 yesterday, so I gotta draw something to celebrate... and in this case, it's an old-ish Polaroid photo of Sechzig and her boyfriend
(They underwent quite a bit of changes, art style notwithstanding Not only Sechzig gained thicker, messier eyebrows and permanent eyebags, Lautern got a radical makeover He used to have short, bright red hair with bangs, but I think an arrogant elitist- er, I mean, badass traditionalist like him (especially with the nickname 'the Red Devils'!) would rock out the stereotypical Satan wannabe hairdo~ )
The fan friendship between TSV 1860 and 1. FC Kaiserslautern (Lautern or FCK for short) started in 1984. The catalyst was FC Homburg 08′s hooligans - on the promotion playoffs, they attacked the Sechzig fans with a baseball bat, and the nearby Lautern fans couldn’t just stand there and watch, so they saved them. Soon, this turned into visits to each other’s stadia (like, even when one faced another team, the other will be there), friendship chants, half-and-half scarves, and for the personifications, romantic feelings
Another factor that strengthened their friendship was the fact that they really hate FC Bayern - you know why Sechzig does, but Lautern? Well, they used to fight for the Meisterschale (Bundesliga trophy) in the old days... Bundesliga is weird, I know
Nowadays, the clubs’ fanshop still sell friendship scarves. Cool, huh?
*Bundeslihaha is a football club personification/gijinka series starring Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, 3. Liga, and some clubs from the top 5 European leagues. You can read the story on Archive of Our Own, Fresh Off the Gegenpress, Tumblr, Unusual Efforts, and my DA journal! And in case you're one for asking and roleplaying, I have a new blog for that: Ask the Bavarian Clubs! See you there!
DISCLAIMER: All logos, club names, and club crests belong to their respective owners. This is a non-commercial fan art.
The rivalry between Kaiserslautern and Bayern also has some historical reasons, as far as I remember... I heard somewhere that Bavaria occupied some regions in Rhineland-Palatinate a long time ago (but I am not sure if that is true... that is just what some FCK fan told me).
And yep, 1860 and Augsburg are derby rivals alright. Actually, their match in like the 1970s was the 2nd division match with the most attendance (80,000-100,000 estimate!) xD
I'm inclined to believe it, since an FCK fan told you yourself, but I guess we should take that with a grain of salt
So... they don't only clash due to club allegiances and shit, but also because their personalities clash xD
Sechzig - a club plagued with misfortune (such as having to share an apartment and stadium with FC Bayern, her worst enemy) - is grumpy and rude, and despite the money given to her by Ismaik (the club's sugar daddy... uh, I mean, financial backer), manages it even worse than the club itself. And since she's also too lazy to get a side job, she mooches off people. Mostly said worst enemy, but sometimes, her boyfriend as well.
Said boyfriend, Lautern, is just as headstrong as she is - being a club with a fiery fanbase and a colorful, glorious past, he has a planet-sized ego (unlike Bayern's, his arrogance doesn't bother Sechzig at all). The problem is, he's in debt. Deep in debt. His side job isn't to make himself live more comfortably, but to help the club's finances. So he, too, mooches off people- and his target is Stuttgart. But money isn't his only motivation to be more clingy to him than Sechzig - because unlike them, Stuttgart spends most of his years in the first division.
Stuttgart, well. He's rich, he's frugal, he's successful - he embodies the Swabian stereotype, tbh. He just became champion of the 2nd division, and is set to get promoted, so he's very, very possessive towards Lautern. He doesn't mind his boyfriend asking him for favors, but Sechzig? No. Fuck no. That's why Sechzig hates him so - not only because of Freiburg, but also because he's stingy as fuck. And he's cocky and snarky, which makes him even worse in Sechzig's eyes. The jealousy isn't onesided, however! Stuttgart himself is jealous of Sechzig, because, well, they've been together much longer... so he uses his roguish charm the best he can. And it works! It really works. Poor Sechzig. xD
(Sorry this explanation is all over the place, but yeah <3)
I'm a Freiburg fan, so I'm going to say thank you with a healthy dose of grudging feelings. xD But yeah, I agree. Out of the three, Stuggi is the much better person. I have a few ideas about this... it's gonna be set last year. You see, Stuttgart's birthday is in September 9, while Oktoberfest starts in the middle of September... I'm sure Stuttgart and Sechzig are going to fight for Lautern's attention, and then some
(I also imagine Lautern as some sort of a fuckboy, which... is an annoying trait to have in a lover, really. And he's often pretty harsh at Sechzig bcs she doesn't really give a shit about her appearance, like, comparing her to how dapper Stuttgart is, for example. And then there's the ultimate fuckboy trait itself: he also has eyes for other people... people who look 'better' than the pale, uncurvy Sechzig... or is it just her insecurity talking? )