May 3rd, 2008
Hi there! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so when I found this site (admittedly, while searching for inspiration for my News from Hell podcast) I had to join!
Ghosts or Goblins? Ghosts
Zombies or Vampires? Vampires
Witches or Hags? Witches
Werewolves or Frankenstein? Werewolves (There wolves!)
Black Cats or Bats? Ummm...Can we cross them? That would be awesome!
Trick or Treat? Do a trick, and you get a treat.
Eggs or Shaving Cream? Shaving Cream
Candy Corn or Candy Apples? Is is horrible to say I'm not that fond of either?
What were you last year for Halloween? Spider Queen
What are you going to be this year? Well...as many things as possible. :) I use a different costume for each Halloween thing I go to.
Favorite costume you have ever worn?
How do you spend your Halloween? Watching old 'scary' movies, from creepy to so-bad-its-funny
Did you cause mischief as a child on Halloween? Not really
Did or do you pull Halloween pranks? Every so often
Do you believe in ghosts? Well, the ghosts in my college apartment would be mad if I said no...
Do you like to carve pumpkins? Not really
Do you decorate your home for Halloween? Oh yes. Very decorated. Even back when I was in the college dorm I decorated.
Have you ever been to a haunted house? No, but I'd like to work in one.
Have you ever been to a graveyard on Halloween? Not yet.
Have you ever been to an amusement park's Halloween event? Not big on amusement parks
Have you ever had your candy stolen from you? No, I'm good at hanging onto it
Did you ever steal any ones candy? No.
Has any one ever gotten hurt due to your prank? Nope
Current Mood: amused
April 12th, 2008
|mitsuhachi||09:32 pm - Intro Meme!|
Ghosts or Goblins?
Zombies or Vampires?
Witches or Hags?
Werewolves or Frankenstein?
Black Cats or Bats?
Trick or Treat?
Eggs or Shaving Cream?
Candy Corn or Candy Apples?
What were you last year for Halloween?
What are you going to be this year?
Favorite costume you have ever worn?
How do you spend your Halloween?
Did you cause mischief as a child on Halloween?
Did or do you pull Halloween pranks?
Do you believe in ghosts?
Do you like to carve pumpkins?
Do you decorate your home for Halloween?
Have you ever been to a haunted house?
Have you ever been to a graveyard on Halloween?
Have you ever been to an amusement park's Halloween event?
Have you ever had your candy stolen from you?
Did you ever steal any ones candy?
Has any one ever gotten hurt due to your prank?
|mitsuhachi||09:17 pm - Reasons to Love Halloween|
1. I may be too old to trick-or-treat and old enough to buy my own, but seriously? Free candy gets the #1 spot. Who doesn't love a holiday where small children are randomly given candy for being out late at night threatening their elders? A+
2.It's a time when the whole community collectively expresses an interest in the fantastic and the macabre, and such an interest isn't stigmatized. It's fun to suddenly be in the majority.
3.It's, ironically enough, one of the times I most enjoy being an American, with its focus on traditional American folklore, myths, and customs, without the baggage of violence or persecution of native peoples that attend the fourth of july and thanksgiving.
4.It provides an opportunity to practice traditional crafts, like sewing for costumes or cooking pumpkin pies or scarecrow-making, which usually get ignored in our society.
5.Costumes. Allowing people to try on a different persona and act outside their usual social boundaries without facing trouble or negative assessments because of it. Adults could stand to play a little more.
6.Costumes. Encouraging a little more sex-positivism (which gods know our country could use) without alienating those who don't feel comfortable/don't want to engage in that kind of celebration.
7. I love that we have a holiday that revolves around admitting to, facing, and overcoming the things that scare you. We, as americans, do enough head-in-the-sand-ing. Halloween teaches children and reminds adults to be brave- not by pretending we're not scared or whatever we're afraid of isn't there, but by facing it, accepting it, and moving past it.
8. It evokes a sense of the wider community that no other holiday manages. Because Halloween isn't just celebrated with your friends or your family or whatever, it actively involves everyone in the neighborhood/town through trick-or-treating and parades and what-not, it helps build bonds between people who might not otherwise have any reason to ever interact. In a society that's rapidly fragmenting into smaller and smaller units the way ours is? That's beyond price.
9. People decorate almost as much for Halloween as they do for Christmas. Don't tell me you don't love seeing otherwise perfectly respectable neighbors putting up spiderwebs and witches and tombstones and stuff up in their yards. These are the same dudes who look at you funny when you haven't cut the grass in a few weeks the whole rest of the year and suddenly they want their house to look like Freddy Kruger's. That's hilarious, I'm sorry.
10.Pumpkin is delicious.
Why do you guys like halloween?
October 31st, 2012