Someone gave me this for free at an art fair, they said they could tell I was someone who would appreciate it

I don’t know if self-made stuff really counts here, but here are two very mildly cursed things I made in a college ceramics class

Someone gave me this mirror when I was seven and I was convinced they would crawl off the mirror at night and walk around

The portrait of my great-grandmother’s grandmother that I found in my grandma’s attic after she died. It hangs across from my bed


I had nightmares every night for over a year and found this while cleaning out the attic. I immediately claimed it and set it on the dresser across from my bed. That night when I slept I dreamt I woke up and she was sitting on the end of my bed facing out at the room, hands in her lap. She told me she was keeping watch and I wouldn’t have any nightmares with her there, and I didn’t for a long time! So she watches over me now

This St Francis belonged to my mom and sat out on her porch but apparently squirrels kept gnawing on the face and the bottom portion, she was going to throw it away but it lives with me now

this one made me recoil fyi, bugs, a little more than mildly cursed sorry 

Totally forgot I put a bunch of cicada shells in a cigar box for a project, totally recoiled when I opened it


The Old Boy, which I came across by accident on eBay while looking for mementos mori and couldn’t stop thinking about for months until I finally had to purchase him. Why the grin? Why sic transit Gloria mundi on the circus ball?! My brother is convinced he’s deeply cursed and is the proof that my role in a horror movie would be bringing some messed up little object home and unleashing doom but look at him, he makes me so happy

he's called The Old Boy because that's what's written in quotes on the underside of his foot, along with an almost unintelligible signature

A little bit unorthodox but here’s something I just acquired because I found it wedged up on top of some built in shelves at the new place! Totally not haunted, I’m keeping it

Also found this itty bitty jar labeled “pain” (my hands are covered in paint for completely unrelated reasons) (not keeping this one!!!)

My dad was briefly a lawyer and his coworkers gave me a lot of weird cool presents. Some guy decided I needed this at six years old and he was 100% correct

This is the doll I would secretly move around at my grandmother’s house when she wasn’t looking because I thought she’d think it was delightful

"Alex, this doll doesn't look that scary--" did I mention that for some reason it's made with real human hair

I feel like I need to add a note here, I love all of these things dearly. part of the joy of this move is getting to rediscover and see these weird little objects with new eyes and get excited about planning where they'll live at the new place and putting them in places where they'll be appreciated

@checkervest that's the practice level gom jabbar box. you just stick one finger in to see if you can take it

@Blakely I love this, trial-sized gom jabbar. bene gesserit can have a little tiny pain to see if they're human, as a treat

@checkervest The whole doll? Cuz that would be rather unwholesome.

@monsoonrains me too! it's a little piece of them in my life. I had to keep this doll locked in a drawer ever since they died because it is so associated with them, seeing it in their house, seeing the clothes it wears that my grandmother made, knowing it's their hair. but I think I'm finally at a point with grief where I can appreciate it as a kind reminder of them

@douglasfur @checkervest countless creepy-doll-horror-movies means that I view basically any doll that's not a modern mass-produced doll as potentially lethal

@checkervest hope the move goes smoothly and your new digs make you happy

@hex I've got a built in bookshelf in the little office room with a middle display section and you'd better believe at the very least The Old Boy will be there in pride of place

@checkervest Briefly a lawyer? That’s not something one dabbles in.

@beckett it sure isn't! he graduated law school when I was in kindergarten and then quit being a lawyer when I was in second grade

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