Does anyone else ever wonder why you only ever hear about the evil cursed or haunted objects? Like, why don’t we ever hear about the annoying or benevolent ones? Or the ones where the curse/haunting has no real interaction with the living, as it were? For example:
– A stuffed animal where the curse is actually that a hyper-masculine jerk is cursed to inhabit the body of the World’s Most Adorable and Plushy stuffed teddy bear, Mr. Flufferkins, and be the Guest of Honor toy for endless children’s tea parties and dress-up games until he unlearns his toxic ideas and learns that feelings and silly childhood games are not only okay, but actually good. He’s a very slow learner, however, and has been stuck in the bear for a Very Long Time. He refuses to admit that he’s developing a sneaking fondness for fairy bread with raspberry jam or that, in the deepest depths of his cotton-stuffed heart, he’s been thinking that maybe spending eternity as a children’s toy might not be so bad. After all, it’s much easier to simply be a teddy bear.
– A painting haunted by a long-dead grandmother who stays around to keep an eye on her descendants and doesn’t do anything more sinister than glare judgmentally at houseguests she thinks are unworthy of her family.
– A small gold locket that curses its wearer to forget about their steeping cups of tea.
I dunno, I just think it’s unfortunate that we only ever hear about the murder-dolls and evil rings and things. There should be more awareness of the rest of them, and I think I might have a new project to embark on here…