Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Stamps

Again we had a free-for-all, whatever-you-wish theme for this week.

So, since the sun has come out and made feel a wee bit giddy, 
I chose cartoon characters to be my theme.

Specifically these creatures.

I had never heard of Moomins until I started Postcrossing. A surprising number of people request cards with these white hippo looking creatures. These trolls have been around for about 65 years since Tove Jansson first created them in book and comic strip form. Apparently they are a carefree and adventurous family who live in Moominvalley in the forests of Finland.

I tried watching a few videos but am afraid they just didn't bring out the inner child in me. Maybe I am a little more subversive having been a Rocky and Bullwinkle fan.


11 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the video. I don't collect the Moomin postcards, but I was just looking at the stamps on my Postcrossing cards and saw several different Moomins.

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  2. Like you, I only became aware of the Moomins through Postcrossing, and even then it took a while to sink in. I'm still not overwhelmed but I like the look of the fierce looking little one.

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  3. These are totally new to me. Good fun.

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  4. I agree; I can't really see the mass appeal of them either.

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  5. Maybe it's a Finnish thing. I like the stamps. Thank you for participating!

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  6. This is the first I heard of Moomins! Where have I been?

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  7. I don't think these characters are as popular here as they may be in other parts of the world. Maybe you also need to be around little kids to know about them?

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  8. I am with you - i.e. I need more subversive elements for my cartoons (my favorite being Samurai Pizza Cats - a totally irreverent spoof on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Are there any stamps featuring Rocky and Bullwinkle?

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  9. I read a number of the Finn Family Moomintroll books when I was a kid. I loved them! I didn't know there were now videos. I don't think I'll check out the videos though - I'd rather keep my fond memories of the books!

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  10. I do love the one gathering flowers, so cute. Don't know enough about them to know whether I would like to live in the forests of Finland with them:-)

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