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I Believe in Krampus!

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:01 AM
Feeling bored with traditional American Christmas traditions? Well then let me introduce you to a wonderful tradition thanks to Austria, Hungary, Germany and all the other Germanic sorts of Countries, Krampus! Its good cop bad cop with this twist of Santa bringing along his good friend Krampus who carries a birch bundle and whips the naughty kinder, while santa gives presents to the gut kinder! if you are especially naughty Krampus (Which is old German for "Claw") will kidnap you and your parents will be free of their ill behaved naughty child.

Of course after reading/researching all of this blessed holiday fun, I instantly thought of Lil Chibi Prussia, and his dear old Vati "Germania" you just KNOW Vati told the story of Krampus to his young ones, and yes you can expect to see a New Holiday Chibi Prussia Diaries soon based on this wonderful old German tradition.

Below are some examples of old postcards of Krampus, if those don't get you in the holiday spirit nothing will ;)

still needing more Krampus here is a link to a Youtube vid of how Krampus would appear on a holiday special…

:thumb182060348:.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-KotI :heart: my watchers Stamp. by jugga-lizzleI have no pants - Stamp by pizza-eaterSmack Down Stamp by Arkham-InsanityChibi Prussia Stamp by Arkham-Insanity
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Reading: College books
  • Watching: Old Disney movies
  • Playing: League Of Legends
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: OJ
I saw The Visit today which was pretty scary and good. I happened to get a preview of this trailer and I gotta say it looks scary, funny, and pretty entertaining. It's time to kick some Krampus ass! :XD:

Warning: Do not watch this if you're easily scared. Like seriously, don't do it if you are :|

Krampus Animation

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 7:09 PM
See here a little Krampus animation in honor of it nearly being Christmas Eve…

Rene Stamp by dieingcity
Well, Because the New Year is fast approaching, and I will be cleaning up making mochi and pork buns,
and keeping busy -

I wished to announce ahead of time that the club 'Team Rene' (now accepting members)
is hosting a New Years Event
prizes will be given and if no one cares, Rene will have a fit ;D

Christmas Event starting Dec. 25th

For those who may not be aware

Hima papa is planning an Christmas event
which will be found on his main page here
The event has been announced on his blog as well

'losers bench' comics has been finished Loser Bench Stamp by dieingcity

The Original sketches will be sold in book format
at the start of the New Year being as
Releasing them now would mean
they might not arrive in time for Christmas.

Keep watching for This months Chibi FranceChibi France Stamp by dieingcity
Christmas series :santa:
Though I am not sure how busy the new year will be
I will continue with these comic until further notice ;D

Presently I am also doing
Hetalia/Potter a cross over of some of my favorite Beatrix Potter stories into Hetalia characters
Iggy Rabbit-Cover by dieingcity Beilschmidt Bunny by dieingcity

:heart:Thank you again for you kindness and support. :heart:
I Love You Stamp by MissBezz and Merry Christmas by Krissi001 and Happy New Year Stamp by ladieoffical

I hope you will enjoy this last month, and the works you find here.

  • Listening to: air conditioner
  • Reading: medical papers
  • Watching: silent films
  • Playing: Smack Down
  • Eating: pie
  • Drinking: water

Shorts of Krampus

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 23, 2014, 4:56 PM

Hope you have been Good this year (or just only on the mild-Naughty list to only get coal for the fire)...:fear:

  • Mood: Alarmed
  • Playing: Pokemon ORAS

Krampus Christmas movie

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 11, 2015, 6:15 PM
For anyone who knows me well you'll know that I hold Krampus close as a Christmas tradition, despite my family's protests.

Anyway, I was quite surprised to know this year we have an interesting spin on our classic Christmas movie, it's a horror! 
And not just any horror, who better to spread horror on Christmas than Krampus! 

Yes everyone, it's the day I've been waiting for, a Krampus Christmas movie! I'm not sure if any of you outside of America have any Krampus related movies, but as far as I know this is the first that's given him the spotlight for once. 

Now judging by the trailer it seems to be a typical horror movie jumpscare fest, complete with asshole characters that you'd probably want to see die.
Well I'm not fully convinced yet, considering it's filmed by the same director who did Trick r Treat I have pretty high hopes that it will be a unique and proper horror movie. Plus it's Krampus! KRAMPUS! 

I'm still a little skeptical, as I've said many times I've been let down before, and if this film lets me down as a horror movie then I'll have no more hope for horror movies in the future. But I can say it does a good job of being a unique Christmas movie. 

I'll see you in December! 

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited


Journal Entry: Sat Nov 29, 2014, 3:44 AM
Well I was on a Krampus run yesterday and it was fun as everytime!!!
My only question is 
Do you have a Kramus run too or ever heard of it?

Krampus run (actually Krampuslauf):

The Krampus run thru the city and try to hit ya with a rod
(usually made out of some sticks but the are banned rod too like barbed wire, or general wires it it illegal to use then. Cause the can force some serious damage!!! Ok since it is illegal the try to use it hiding the wires in some sticks)
They is the normal run where are the safe zone
(There is a barrier and they are not allowed to climb behind /RULES/ But that doesn't hold any krapus back to try to get to ya!!!)
There are some "Angels" that will give you lots of sweets!!
Yay after the normal run ther is also the free run
The Krampus are now allowed to run free without a barrier or anything to hide
Also the ambulance will be gone to
Yeah this is part when i go
They are all drunk and the only thing you do is running

It is really funny!!!

  • Mood: Panic

Krampus: Follow Up

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 5:43 AM
So, did a little reading on this movie... 

And I can't help but be delighted. One, the director is one of the same lads responsible for Trick 'r' Treat. It's an underrated gem. Two, the film is indeed designed to be a throwback to Amblin pictures of old, taking cues from Poltergeist and Gremlins. Third, as a throwback, it's deliberately aping a retro style. Just look at the poster. 

Krampus-poster1 by JeffersonAirship

... Nice.

I hate to pull the "back in the day" card, but there really was a time when there was artistry to movie posters. 

... Oh...

And what has me especially giddy and excited?

Practical effects. No CGI, it's going to be a practical effects bonanza, in the same mould as not only Poltergeist and Gremlins, but The Thing, too. 

... Oh God, yes

If the movie is at least as fun as Gremlins (instead of as scary as Poltergeist), I would be more than happy to settle with that.

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Christmas songs
  • Reading: the bible
  • Watching: Bellies grow
  • Playing: Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne
  • Eating: Turkey
  • Drinking: Gravy
Oh crap, do I really need to do this?*sigh*) we), looks i do.
Ask me stuff I guess.
  • Listening to: Something peaceful
  • Watching: Stuff in youtube
HOOOOOOLLLLY CRAP GUYS!!! So there's a new trailer going around of the "Krampus" movie and I'm a bit excited. For those of you who don't know who Krampus is it can be summed up in five words, "Christmas Demon that punishes kids." Pretty much just a "If you're not good this holiday, a creepy goat-legged demon is gonna get you and probably drag you to hell" thing to get your kids to be good and not complain or be brats around Christmas. The trailer looks pretty good. Suspenseful and it's got that holiday horror movie thing going on. I'm not saying it's gonna be great because there are some things that did seem pretty weird. Like the trailer seemed ok until the ending scene with this weird jester(?) thingy and some other scene with a weird demonic teddy bear but it does look like something I may want to go see. If you haven't seen the trailer here's a link…
Yeeeehaw my lovely deviants,

 today is the day!!! 
It's the 5th of december and in Austria that means:

It's Krampus day!!! :iconfearmeplz:

A few of you already know from my journal entry of last year what that is, but a few don't! For that I decided to explain you the dread of Krampus:

Krampus is a dread of the alpine custom during Christmas season. He accompanies St. Nicholas who gives presents to good and educated children, while Krampus punishes the naughty ones. 
This custom is known in Austria, Hungary, the Czech republic, parts of Italy and Croatia.

During the inquisition the custom of Krampus was a punishable offense, because nobody was allowed to dress as a devil or demon-like creature. But in the high-lying villages which were difficult to reach this custom subsisted. But with adding St. Nicholas the church accepted Krampus, because in this way he's in an inferior position and is controlled by St. Nicholas. This is also a symbol for the victory of the good over the evil.
Today in the time of november and Christmas season many Krampus runs (german: Krampusläufe) are made: Young men dress as Krampus wearing huge ugly wood masks, a goat fur suit, a belt with bells and a rod with which they hit larking teenagers, especially young girls ;-)
This is a vestige of heathenish times: people believed that during winter nights evil demons crawl around outside and cause harm to people. For that the creature of Krampus helps to get rid of those evil spirits. Their ugly masks and the loud ringing bells should make the demons fear and chase them away. The hitting with the rod is for exorcise the evil from the people's body. They say also who gets hitted by Krampus will remain fertile and will have luck in the next year. 

Here's a video for getting a better idea of Krampus runs:…

Btw tomorrow I'll visit such a Krampus run together with a few friends who are not familiar with this. We'll have lots of fuuuuuuuunnnnn!!!!! :la: I hope they have fast legs and strong voices for screaming hahahahaha!!!! XD

Alright guys, I hope you were good this year! Otherwise Krampus will get you!! :iconmwahahaplz: