Tuesday 29 December 2015

Thursday 24 December 2015

Saturday 19 December 2015

Wednesday 16 December 2015

My name is Aino

Phew, it's been hectic! I'm a little late with this announcement.
You voted Aino to be Matti's wife's name. Aino is a traditional Finnish name with roots in Finnish folklore Kalevala. It's pronounced almost like "I know".
Everyone whose name was picked in the raffle for signed post cards has been contacted. Thank you for participating!
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Saturday 12 December 2015

Touchy feely

Unfortunately I can't remember who told me this but I heard that a Finnish guy got in a situation where people were talking to him and standing really close to him. And he said that he had to fight a thought that he should kiss them. Why? Because he had never been so close to a person without kissing them.
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Friday 11 December 2015

Matti's wife needs a name - Final voting

I've picked three names for the Final Voting - well technically four as one of them is a combined name. Combined name is a compromise. Maija and Liisa were really the two most popular names, but I would let Juhani Aho have Matti and Liisa as they're already popular couple in his Rautatie-novel. I wouldn't dare to compete with one of the most known Finnish authors. And besides, combined name is a very Finnish thing.

As promised I will do a raffle but since there are technically four names here I'll draw four people who have suggested the picked names and they'll get signed card from me. 

And for the winning name I will do one more raffle where one person who suggested the said name will get the card pack. 

I got soooooo many comments in Twitter, Instagram and Facebook I will randomly pick one commenter from each media to receive signed card too :)

So all in all there is 7 signed cards to be sent and one big card pack!

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Tuesday 8 December 2015

Matti's wife needs a name!

Some of you might saw the first appearance of Matti's wife in my Independence day strips. I've been thinking about a good name for her but since I got a good bunch of Finnish Nightmares post cards I decided that I'll combine two things and set up a little competition.

How to participate?

Write a comment under this post or send a mail to finnishnightmares(at)gmail.com. Include following details to your comment/mail:

Your suggestion for Matti's wife's name:
Your own name:
Your email (if you send a comment and not an email):

Don't worry - the comments are set to be private. 
I will not publish your email address or full name or store them for any purpose after this competition has ended.
Every single comment and mail containing personal details are deleted after the competition. 

The Prizes

I will choose three best names for Final poll. From all of them who have suggested those names I will draw three persons who will receive 
a signed Christmas themed Finnish Nightmare card.

I will also draw one person who has suggested the final winning name. That person gets a package of Finnish Nightmares postcards containing all Finnish Nightmares cards available.

The cards!

The first phase of the competition is up from 8th December to 11th
And the Final Voting is from 11th to 14th December

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Sunday 6 December 2015

Saturday 5 December 2015

It's not true! At least not all of it!

What if he tells that to others and they believe it too?

Finns are very self-conscious people. There's even a joke describing this:
An American, A Frenchman and a Finn saw an elephant.
The American thought "How much I could get if I'd sell that elephant?"
The Frenchman thought: "What would that elephant taste like?"
And the Finn thought: "What does that elephant think of me?"

We like stereotypic jokes but when someone believes them and thinks that all of us are like Matti, for example, that's when it get frightening.
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Friday 4 December 2015

Finnish Nightmares post cards are here!

Finnish Nightmares post cards are here with three special Christmas themed cards! Send them before Dec 14th to make sure they'll arrive to their destination before Christmas. These cards are quality work by Paperikauppa Putinki. 

You can buy these cards here:

Order online: Perromania (Shipping world wide)

Paperikauppa Putinki, Korkeavuorenkatu 19, Helsinki
Paperikauppa Putinki, Runeberginkatu 44, Helsinki (starting from next week)
Rosebud Books Oy / Kaapelin kauppa, Makkaratalo, Kaisatalo, Helsinki
Harjun Paperi, Jyväskylä
Akateeminen kirjakauppa,Tampere
Akateeminen kirjakauppa, Helsinki city centre
Akateeminen kirjakauppa, Tapiola
Suomalainen kirjakauppa, Skanssi Turku
Turun Kansallinen Kirjakauppa Hämeenkatu 7, Turku

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