mjj (flemmings) wrote,
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Incandescens, do Librarians ever encounter these things?

Sitting at home waiting for people to call inevitably leads to Links.

Excerpt from Tsukumogami, Japanese household objects that wake up after their 100th birthday and become animate.

Name: Kyorinrin
Description: When ancient scrolls of wisdom sit around gathering dust, ignored by the humans who own them, they come together- compelled by the wisdom of the ages- and form a kind of goofy-looking dragon spirit. It’s kind of a vain thing. Puts its most ornate volumes on the outside, like a paper kimono or something. Even decorates with tassels. With its bird-like beak and long arms, it assaults the ignorant owners who ignored its priceless treasures and knowledge.

(There are of course many more of these. A possessed clock? They're all possessed if they have alarms. But one could argue that zorigami are the reason that clockmakers tend to go strange over time, like papyrologists do. Or do papyrologists just go blind? I forget now.)
Tags: 100demons, dragons, japan
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