|Swap Coordinator:||HausOfImps (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Artist Trading Card (ATC) Handmade Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||12|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 30, 2022|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 13, 2022|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Are you a fan of folklore? Would you like to create (and receive) ATCs of creatures from folklore from around the world? Then welcome to the Folklore ATC series!
ATC #3 features gremlins! Not from the movie series, but the folklore character that predates them!
So, what is a gremlin? They are, believe it or not, a product of the machine age, war, and the rise of aviation. The term originated in the Royal Air Force in the 1920's, as a personification of human error that led to accidents involving aircraft. According to historian Marlin Bressi, "Morale among the R.A.F. pilots would have suffered if they pointed the finger of blame at each other. It was far better to make the scapegoat a fantastic and comical creature than another member of your own squadron."
The original gremlins were tiny, mischevious creatures with large eyes, spiky backs, and sharp teeth. Sometimes they carried scissors, wrenches, or other tools to damage machinery -- airplanes or otherwise. You can be as creative as you want with your gremlin, but please don't depict the movie characters (though they can be a source of inspiration). Old time-y or modern, up to you. The sky is the limit, though I recommend avoiding it if there's a possible gremlin nearby.
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Don't be shy to ask me anything you're unsure about. Also, feel free to make suggestions for future swaps in the comments. This time, I will comment with a list of ideas I personally had, in case any stick out to you.
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