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August 1, 2019 9:13 AM   Subscribe

I actually wanted to do a post on the Ghost Month, which just started today, but I did do a specific post about it before, but this is still in the spirit (of my culture anyway).
posted by cendawanita at 9:15 AM on August 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this! I'm still reading/listening and will hopefully have something more substantive to say later, but just wanted to say now that I appreciate you drawing attention to Olomi's writing/podcast AND to Ghost Month (my favorite).
posted by rue72 at 10:14 AM on August 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

Great thread, thank you! I’m currently reading A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark, and the thread explains a couple of terms I’ve been wondering about. I’ve also subscribed to the podcast. :)
posted by daisyk at 11:11 AM on August 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

I hope to finish my American Jinn film (Trailer), shot in Saudi Arabia, this year.
posted by PHINC at 11:57 AM on August 1, 2019

They are also great Scrabble/Words With Friends words.
posted by TedW at 12:02 PM on August 1, 2019

Going from the same writer's note that a djinn can take the form of a black cat, Twitter treasure @AliceAvizandum helpfully had people post pictures of their cats and she told them if their cat was a djinn or not.
posted by Space Coyote at 12:15 PM on August 1, 2019 [5 favorites]

and she told them:
Djinn or Not?
posted by I-Write-Essays at 12:52 PM on August 1, 2019

will never pass up an opportunity to link the jinn problems? hotline billboard in michigan
posted by karayel at 1:13 PM on August 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

Oh man I just read The Haunting of Tram Car 015, also by P. Djèlí Clark!!!

It’s really good if you’re into the sort of weird magical steampunk stuff ... well I mean if you’re reading this post you’d probably like it. Steampunk Cairo! You can’t really beat it.

Now I have to go download this other book of theirs and stay up past my bedtime....
posted by sio42 at 1:46 PM on August 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

Happy Ghost Month!

There’s an excellent Iranian horror film about djinn: Under the Shadow.
posted by edithkeeler at 5:49 PM on August 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

I love reading about djinn! I'm most familiar with the ones from D&D though, in the Al-Qadim setting.

You need to do a post on hantu next.
posted by destrius at 8:49 AM on August 2, 2019

Maybe when ghost month is over....
posted by cendawanita at 11:15 AM on August 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

This sounds a lot like fairies. (The serious kind that you don't want to mess with.)
posted by heatherlogan at 3:16 PM on August 2, 2019

Interesting! Thank you for posting and happy ghost month!
posted by ellieBOA at 2:06 AM on August 6, 2019

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