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I'm just trolling you bro


Confession: I collect troll figurines like other people collect stamps, so when I visited Norway this week I of course had to get a Norwegian troll. You can find a wall of nothing but rubber troll figurines in every Norwegian souvenir shop, but I always thought they were horrible looking and asked people if I could find better quality trolls in a normal store. I was always told no, because trolls are mainly a tourist thing in Norway these days.

Which surprised me because you can find the Norwegian souvenir trolls in Danish souvenir shops too if you don't have the time or money to visit Norway, but if you want the Danish trolls you have to visit designer stores that have "this year's troll design" and what not. They're more expensive but better quality and usually made from ceramics, porcelain or wood, sometimes with real wool for hair. I didn't expect Denmark to be more serious about trolls than Norway.

To be fair, I eventually found some really nice wooden troll figurines in a single Norwegian souvenir shop.


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25th January 2019
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22 days ago #9808071        
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In Scandinavian folklore, Trolls generally got bigger and scarier the further North you came. So your cirkus troll is spot on! But what about the Swedes...? Do they have some kind of "build your own troll IKEA style?"


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23 days ago #9808038        
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Trolls in the US are usually found living in their Mothers basements!


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minando

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18 days ago #9808459        
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Of course the internet is to blame. If you are on the lookout for an authentic norwegian troll, you should participate in norwegian political discussions.
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No, seriously. They even have troll filters.
https://www.thelocal.no/20170302/norwegian-news-site-sifts-out-trolls-with-quiz-for-commenters


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Hinoron

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21 days ago #9808167        
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These things, right?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71hjaDJD5fL._SY355_.jpg

They were a huge fad in North America back in the 90s (I refuse to tell you how many *I* had. :P ...Or the questions my asking for them as gifts raised in my parents about my sexual orientation. >.> )
...though it waned after a few years, like most fads do.

Still, they made their mark on people's cultural memory enough that they inspired a Troll movie in 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyjm5VQ11TQ

I suspect a lot of parents took their kids to that movie... and then after putting them to bed that night, dusted off an old box in the attic... and made their kid's morning magical! ^_^

21 days ago #9808163        
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You should make a comic about the moose statue competition between Norway and Canada

21 days ago #9808158        
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I’m all my years I never thought I would hear the phrase,’Designer Troll’. Let alone read it.


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NikiSin

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23 days ago #9808031        
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Can you do a comic about how the nordics are considered the best European family while the Balkans are the complete oposite.


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plgirlpl

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13 days ago #9808918        
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My parents brought a troll figurine from Norway. It was a monster of my childhood. Such an ugly creature

15 days ago #9808722        
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i have now seen every single SatW comic that has ever been made. In 3 days.

Klaus

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15 days ago #9808717        
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A Danish troll:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trold,_der_vejrer_kristenblod
You need to copy and paste the URL. The forum software can not handle the comma.


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