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Topic: The Monkey Paw
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jul 29, 2014 02:34AM)
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From Panoptikum - Wunderkammer Zurich, now at the Surnateum: The Monkey's Paw, for the classic W.W.Jacobs story. But is this a Monkey Paw, a Lemurian Paw, probably from Madagascar or some kind of sloth?
A bit too big for an Aye-Aye Paw (the paw has the lenght of my hand).
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jul 29, 2014 05:15PM)
Cryptozoologists believe that the giant aye-aye (Daubentonia robusta) still exists.
More interesting: aye-aye are considered evil and bringer of bad luck in Madagascar...

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.be/2013/07/persisting-giant-lemurs-of-madagascar.html

[quote]TRATRATRATRA: “Madagascar’s yeti”, if anything deserves that tag. Described by witnesses as “hairy-ape-man-like”, and quite large. Sundry putative giant-lemur species have been identified in Madagascar from subfossil remains, some seen as having lasted as long as up to several centuries ago (seen as exterminated by man). Envisaged “tratratratra” candidates: the sloth lemur Palaeopropithecus ingens, shown from radio-carbon dating of sub-fossil remains to have existed at least until c. 1500 AD. Or the supposedly extinct lemur Hadropithecus, with a relatively flattened ape-like or humanoid face? There is an account from the 1930s (source other than Heuvelmans) of a French forester in Madagascar who “came face to face with an animal sitting 4ft. high, and described it as being unlike other lemurs he had seen. It did not have a muzzle, but was like a gorilla with ‘the face of one of my ancestors’.” [/quote]
Message: Posted by: PROF BC (Jul 29, 2014 06:48PM)
[quote]On Jul 29, 2014, The Curator wrote:
Envisaged “tratratratra” candidates: the sloth lemur Palaeopropithecus ingens, shown from radio-carbon dating of sub-fossil remains to have existed at least until c. 1500 AD. Or the supposedly extinct lemur Hadropithecus, with a relatively flattened ape-like or humanoid face? There is an account from the 1930s (source other than Heuvelmans) of a French forester in Madagascar who “came face to face with an animal sitting 4ft. high, and described it as being unlike other lemurs he had seen. It did not have a muzzle, but was like a gorilla with ‘the face of one of my ancestors’.” [/quote]

Wow, I can't imagine that any of his ancestors are going to thank him for that crack, and, on a related note, what must this French forester have looked like?

BC
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Jul 31, 2014 09:09PM)
Hmmmm--wasn't there an unusual race of ancient beings who helped the exiled King of Ayodhya rescue his kidnapped bride?!
Vanaras they were called, yes?
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 4, 2014 08:43AM)
The story is finished in French, here is a display of the items of the routine.
The setting is in Kathmandu in 1967...

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 4, 2014 08:43AM)
The story is finished in French, here is a display of the items of the routine.
The setting is in Kathmandu in 1967...

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/conservateur/katweb02_zpsbab926cf.jpg[/img]
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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 4, 2014 02:42PM)
The Banjara Pouch contains the Chillum, the Paw, the snuff spoon, Beedies, ...

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/conservateur/katweb08_zps6aa8ae98.jpg[/img]

The routine name is: Sex and Drugs and Monkey's Paw...
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Aug 4, 2014 03:26PM)
Wow!!
I had no idea you were headed this direction with your first post of the paw!
This looks to be a complete reimagining of the spooky tale I heard as a kid.

LOVE the props!! As always your care down to the finest detail is evident.

Thanks for sharing. Your work is inspiring.
And of of course we're compelled to want to know more.. more MORE!!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 4, 2014 03:49PM)
The text must be translated in English, but it's a very original approach of the story. And there are some effects...
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Aug 4, 2014 03:53PM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, The Curator wrote:
The Banjara Pouch contains the Chillum, the Paw, the snuff spoon, Beedies, ...

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/conservateur/katweb08_zps6aa8ae98.jpg[/img]

The routine name is: Sex and Drugs and Monkey's Paw... [/quote]


You, already had me at Monkey Paw... :-)
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Aug 4, 2014 07:18PM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, The Curator wrote:
The text must be translated in English, but it's a very original approach of the story. And there are some effects... [/quote]

Have to ask... Any plans to translate to English and release?
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 5, 2014 12:12AM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, horus1 wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, The Curator wrote:
The text must be translated in English, but it's a very original approach of the story. And there are some effects... [/quote]

Have to ask... Any plans to translate to English and release? [/quote]

When my friend Carl will have the time.
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Aug 5, 2014 01:57AM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2014, The Curator wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, horus1 wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2014, The Curator wrote:
The text must be translated in English, but it's a very original approach of the story. And there are some effects... [/quote]

Have to ask... Any plans to translate to English and release? [/quote]

When my friend Carl will have the time. [/quote]

I look forward to that day!
Message: Posted by: Brynmore14 (Aug 5, 2014 05:32AM)
Purba, cool!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 5, 2014 06:33AM)
[quote]On Aug 5, 2014, Brynmore14 wrote:
Purba, cool! [/quote]

It's an antique Phurbu thogchag/Thokcha made from meteoritic iron and an ivory skull bead.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 6, 2014 01:56AM)
More details...

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 6, 2014 03:52AM)
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In the story, this little buddy is important...
Message: Posted by: PROF BC (Aug 6, 2014 11:27AM)
So beautiful, such mastery. Looking forward, with everyone else, to reading this presentation.

BC
Message: Posted by: horus1 (Aug 6, 2014 01:22PM)
The details keep getting better and better!
This looks to be a wonderfully elaborate routine!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 8, 2014 04:39AM)
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My friend Carl, who translates most of the texts, is on holidays now. But if you can read French, just send me a PM and I send you the text in reply.
The pictures represent a coin tray (cigar box) from a guy who came back from India/Nepal in the late sixties.
You'll notice a lot of tiny details...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 13, 2014 03:00AM)
Last details.

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Message: Posted by: horus1 (Aug 14, 2014 02:35AM)
It keeps getting better!

I'm quite interested to learn how narcotics, a Volkswagen, the michelin tire man and a monkey's paw all go together.
That must make for quite an evening!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 14, 2014 05:41AM)
Speaking about narcotics, the chillum bag hides more drugs paraphernalia.

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The key is from a VW Kombi Bus (1964-1966), the Hippie Bus.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Mar 22, 2015 02:21AM)
The story "Sex and Drugs and Monkey's Paw" has now been published in English in Psycrecy Issue 2, Volume 1, March 2015.

Marie, my wife, presented it recently in a storytellers evening, with great reaction from the audience.

[img]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k44/conservateur/racweb06_zpsfd6q8bwf.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 5, 2015 05:12AM)
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Meeting with Steve Drury and family at the Surnateum.
Message: Posted by: DrTodd (Aug 6, 2015 12:54AM)
Simply wonderful!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 28, 2015 07:41AM)
Now, the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1rHuvavob4
Message: Posted by: gothicmagic (Aug 28, 2015 09:54AM)
Andruzzi and Brother Shadow would be proud of your dedication once again to a complete experience (Sight and story)
Message: Posted by: Brynmore14 (Aug 28, 2015 06:25PM)
[quote]On Aug 28, 2015, The Curator wrote:
Now, the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1rHuvavob4 [/quote]

Fantastic, I enjoyed that. It is intriguing.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Aug 29, 2015 02:04AM)
Hooray! Wonderful and fascinating!
Message: Posted by: stephane.d (Aug 29, 2015 01:18PM)
Once again, the interpretation by Marie Chelman is wonderful ! This story is now a classic.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 29, 2015 03:33PM)
Marie telling the story in a storytellers meeting. (French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKjTP5GYZfk
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jun 8, 2018 11:33AM)
[img]http://logs.surnateum.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hippiemonkey1web.jpg[/img]

I add several elements to the story.
Here in French...

http://logs.surnateum.com/sex-and-drugs-and-monkeys-paw/
Message: Posted by: galerius (Jun 16, 2018 12:23PM)
Vraiment bien !
( French it's worth learning, if not to read Mr. Chelman's writings )