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Coffin Boffin
Convener Open Graves, Open Minds project . Gothicist & Botanist. Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Yōkai. Dark Folklore, Animal Studies.
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Coffin Boffin 5h
Thanks ...yes the image still resonates!
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Coffin Boffin 7h
9. GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT. A Christmas Carol 1843. The 2nd of the spirits to appear to Scrooge & the most terrifying, informing him that Tiny Tim will die & showing him 2 hideous emaciated children named Ignorance & Want ills E. Shaw; John Walker; Liberty Press
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Folklore Film Fans Dec 8
An unbelievable amount of awesome stuff has been shared already - and we're only a week into December! 🦇 🎄
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS 2. Afterall nothing says Christmas quite like a row of deceased ice-skating frogs, a sadistic root vegetable, and a creepy clown stealing sausages...ooh!
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD CATS. It is and any humans owned by a cat will smile at these. The Victorians excelled at anthropomorphism it seems!
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
9. POOPING LOG or Tió de Nadal or Caga Tià of Catalan custom. The log is hollowed out, with legs and a face. He must be fed every day from December 8th & on Christmas Eve he is put in the fireplace and beaten with sticks until he poops out candies, fruits, and nuts
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
Replying to @JonathanSEllis
Ooh - he has his own pooping song? Do share!
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CreativeHistories Dec 1
How about something seasonal & wonderful for ? Edo-period wood block print; 'Giant Snow Cat: The First Snow of the Year' - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861).
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Folklore Film Fans Dec 5
A comes in all shapes & sizes, even in 1928. Featuring some (allegedly) must-have toys; "this year's novelties promise to be better than ever." - 'As Christmas Draws Near' (1928). Source: archive.
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Folklore Film Fans Dec 8
Felix kicks of a festive in his usual cheeky style - but ultimately pays a pretty steep price... 'Felix the Cat in Woos Whoopee' (1928) dir./prod. Otto Messmer and Pat Sullivan.
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
wonderful....does he exiast on sprouts?
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD CATS. It is and any humans owned by a cat will smile at these. The Victorians excelled at anthropomorphism it seems!
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Folklore Film Fans Dec 8
It's all too easy to dismiss films such as this as charming or quaint. However, the nuanced storytelling & technological innovation is often quite remarkable. 'Scrooge, or Marley's Ghost' (1901) dir. R.W. Paul.
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
9. POOPING LOG or Tió de Nadal or Caga Tià of Catalan custom. The log is hollowed out, with legs and a face. He must be fed every day from December 8th & on Christmas Eve he is put in the fireplace and beaten with sticks until he poops out candies, fruits, and nuts
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Coffin Boffin Dec 7
8. LITTLE MATCH GIRL (1845). A falling star signals an earthly death. The little girl delights in the match’s flame but does not rage against the dying of the light. She goes to her death with love in her heart, her body is frozen. Her star falls on New Year's Eve
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Undine Dec 7
Cheese mites. Christmas cheese mites. CHRISTMAS FREAKING CHEESE MITES.
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Coffin Boffin Dec 8
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS 2. Afterall nothing says Christmas quite like a row of deceased ice-skating frogs, a sadistic root vegetable, and a creepy clown stealing sausages...ooh!
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Coffin Boffin Dec 4
5. WINTER WONDERLAND. The Snow Queen's mirror makes anything good appear bad & all that is evil & worthless in the world seem attractive. If a fragment enter a person's eye they will see & know only faults, if a splinter enters a person's heart it will turn to ice
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Coffin Boffin Dec 6
6. GINGERBREAD HOUSE. When Hansel and Gretel nibble away at the gingerbread house they are literally eating the old woman out of house & home - the threat children pose in time of famine. She feeds them only to fatten them up for her next meal
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Coffin Boffin Dec 6
7. JÓLAKÖTTURINN. Icelandic Yule Cat. Parents told the tale of the monstrous feline saying that Jólakötturinn could tell who the lazy or naughty children were and these children would be sacrificed to the Yule Cat.
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