Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An octopus named Hank

Technically Hank (from the film Finding Dory) is a septopus, not an octopus, because he only has seven tentacles. And as it turns out, he's orange.

I sent him to Eva and Heleen, using the new postcard stamps.







What animal would you like to receive on a piece of mail art?


32 comments:

  1. Is it a coincidence that Heleen posted this one today? (I had scheduled it).

    By the way, I didn't know the septopus exists, and that this one is called Hank. And among the things I learned this morning... thanks to Heleen's post I discovered that this was actually an envelope. I thought it was nothing inside, silly me! but the sender, I had recognised immediately.

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    1. I believe that the only septopus in the world is Hank :)

      I wrote to tell you there was something inside, but that letter may not have reached you yet.

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    2. It was coincidence!
      If I had known earlier who the sender was I would have posted it earlier. And if I hadn't, I would have posted it after seeing this FinnBadger's 'A to Z, O' post :-)

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  2. Beside frogs :-) I love mail art picturing sea animals. These are my favorite I must say...

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    1. It is hard to think of an animal I don't like, I have to say I find the octopus fascinating.

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  3. An octopus in Germany was very good at predicting the winners of World Cup, or was it European Cup, football matches. No idea whether he was orange.
    An hunky dory post!

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    1. Haha! I very much doubt he was orange...

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    2. His name was octopus Paul.
      He sadly passed away in 2010.
      (and wasn't as orange as Hank)

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  4. Hank is such a fun character! If someone sends mail art with an animal to me, I would like Mort from the animated film Madagascar.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Old 96er

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    1. He would be a great choice for fun mail.

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  5. Hi Phillip - octopus delight ... Hooray for Hank ... I'd have a warthog with their little tail in the air ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/o-is-for-orkney-islands-adapted-breeds.html

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    1. A warthog would be a great mail art animal - there's one in the Lion King, isn't there?

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  6. Didn't know he was missing a tentacle. Since my kids grew up, I've been out of touch with these wonderful stories.

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    1. Apparently the model they created didn't have room for 8 tentacles, so they give him some sort of a back story to fit the septopus idea.

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    1. Confession - haven't seen either film.

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  8. I'd like an owl please:)
    Also Hank here is adorable and so are those stamps. Saw a couple on Eva's post and liked them a lot.
    O is for Observing the Ordinary

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    1. Owls are pretty amazing, aren't they. My Greek mail art friend Katerina frequently uses Athena's owl in her mail art.

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  9. Les timbres sont magnifiques et les personnages sont vraiment mignons et sympathiques !Ma boîte à lettres et moi même serions ravies de les accueillir !

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    1. Even though I didn't do a very good job of letting the recipients know there was something inside, I think that Hank brightened their mailboxes.

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  10. That's pretty cool! I never thought of mailing something like that. As to what animal I'd like to receive? Probably a skunk or a ligar. =)

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    1. The great thing about mail art is you can mail just about anything. A ligar, huh? Are you a fan of Napoleon Dynamite?

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  11. I have not seen wither film, however those pieces would be fun to receive. I don't know that I could pick one animal I would want as mail art, too many interesting ones.

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    1. I should probably watch them, just to see Hank in action.

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  12. Hank looks happy.

    I like postcards of ocean animals - I'm a member of postcrossings and I send ones with photos of Pacific Ocean animals that live in my part of the state (sea otters, seals, etc.)

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    1. Those sound like awesome postcards - I love otters, they are so cool.

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  13. We have toads in our back yard singing from the pond, so I suppose I'd most like to get mail from toads and frogs. A fine question, Finn!

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    1. What about tadpoles or even frogspawn?

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  14. I think I love to receive every kind of animal via mail art :-)

    So happy with all received ones:
    https://realweirdanimals.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you liked hank and that you managed to open the envelope.

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  15. I didn't know the septopus's name was Hank. Also is a septopus a real thing or did you just make that up? I mean I'm sure there are octopuses in the ocean missing legs due to … whatever, but is there actually an animal that is a septopus that is separate from an octopus?

    Anyway, to answer your question, I would want Dory (of the Finding Nemo crowd) on my envelope. :)

    I've sent mail with some pretty bird stamps before. That was fun. I'm sure you (in particular) could do (or have already done?) something really creative with that. :)

    With Love,
    Mandy

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    1. I cannot take credit for septopus - that is all Pixar's doing. I believe it is only a real thing in the film.

      I'm sure I have sent bird-related mail - there have been some wonderful bird stamps in the past couple of years.

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