|Swap Coordinator:||HausOfImps (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Artist Trading Card (ATC) Handmade Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||21|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 14, 2022|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 29, 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 #4 features shadow people! The terrifying, supernatural creatures of nightmares -- now in ATC format.
So, what exactly is a shadow person? They are black, featureless humanoid entities seen out of the corner of one's eye. Shadows, if you will. Tales of these beings are as old as time, and are found in countless cultures. However, they were brought into prevalence in modern American consciousness by beloved AM radio host, Art Bell. He was very afraid of them, though not all people believe they are evil. They are morally neutral due to the variety of situations in which they appear. The Hat Man is said to be a high-ranked shadow person, but we have no way of knowing if this is true or not. It probably is. I don't want to find out.
There are a lot of proposed explanations for shadow people, and their occurence across cultural boundaries suggest that there is something organic to their appearance. From sleep deprivation to sleep paralysis (these ones are not nice!) to drug use to general hallucinations -- they are coming from somewhere. But maybe it's none of these things, and they come from the great beyond. Again, I am not trying to find out.
Wikipedia is here, but the appearance is very straightforward this time. They are simply a silhouette. Where they appear is up to you.
Don't be shy to ask me anything you're unsure about. Also, feel free to make suggestions for future swaps in the comments.
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