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Don't forget to wear your masks this [Halloween]. The clock is ticking. It's almost time.

StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice,To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
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Listen, it's almost October, and this is going to be a weird year for Halloween. But we can't fix that inexorable ticking, so it's better to be prepared than not.

Maybe for you being prepared means watching a lot of horror movies and consuming your body weight in Reese's pumpkins. Or maybe you've found a costume that incorporates a facemask and you're going to try to do something with it. Or maybe you've turned the old tennis ball machine in your garage into a terrifying whirlwind of sugary death and you're going to leave trick or treaters with chocolatey welts from fifteen paces.

Because what's the alternative? Not celebrating Halloween? Unthinkable.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I would imagine that as the end draws nearer Halloween will only become more frantically sinister and generally rad presumably the greatest Halloween will just before the mutagen bombs start falling

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Aww I have a costume idea but I don't know where I would be able to wear it because of the 'rona

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Normally I do a big party, the biggest party of the year. That's obviously not happening this time.

    My solution has been to stretch things out, switching to small events over the course of the entire month with like, another couple or similar. The idea was specifically to do bespoke Halloweens for anyone who wants them - yeah, you can't have a party, but pick one aspect of what that party would have had and we'll prepare it for you. Probably a lot of sitting on the back porch (especially earlier in the month), and the costume I've come up with does include a mask. And then a couple of weekends I might do some digital stuff as well - hosting movie nights or ghost stories or even just like, put on your costume and wave at a camera stuff.

    This is also part of why I made this thread a bit early, because my first "Halloween party" is October 2nd this year and I'm fully committed to finishing nearly everything by then.

    It has also resulted in a couple of complications. Part of having that big party is that it generally involves some large scale decorations. Like, for instance, a balloon dart wall that takes up the entire kitchen, or the burned remains of a corpse laying in the bathtub. Even just stuff like rearranging all the furniture for the sake of better room movement. And those things become a lot less tenable when they need to be set and reset every weekend, and I need to be able to work from home around them.

  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    I've said it elsewhere but my town is based on Halloween. Like all the hospitality industry is focused on this season, it's how they stay in the black every year, we usually have a ton of entertainment and bazaars and carnivals and food truck festivals and food vendors and parades and stuff. A whole month of events where we shut down much of the downtown region to cars and make it all pedestrian. Most of that has been canceled so as to dissuade large congregating masses. We're still having the psychic fair (we get a bunch of extra psychics in town for the tourists to go to, if you do well for a few seasons and the local witches sign off its how you become a licensed practitioner in the city) and a few other staples, but most of the logistical support for Halloween, and ways to disperse crowd attention is gone this year.

    I live over two haunted houses and a wax museum, a Turkish food joint, and we're getting what I'm pretty sure is a new spell component shop on the block as well just in time for the season. I'm not sure if they plan on setting up the hot apple cinnamon bun stand and other food vendors (these are all set up and opperated by the folks that own the wax museum and haunted houses rather than the city), but I'd be surprised if they weren't. I'm gonna be in the midst of crowds of revelers right out my front door all month pretty much no matter what, and they're gonna be coming from all across the country for sure. It's gonna be a shit show of a month, which sucks because the Halloween season is half the reason I live here and I'm not gonna get any of the parts of it I love but I'm for sure gonna get the fuckin large crowds of people still cause regardless of the city canceling most events the first response is always, "fuck it we're going anyways".

    I get why a lot of our local businesses need it i just wish I wasn't gonna be effectively trapped in my apartment most weekend days.

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I spent my weekend trying to finish up all of my costuming and decorating projects, as we're having a couple of people over for a wine/cheese night Friday. There are still a lot of details that I want to get done, but eh, people I see later in the month will get to see those I guess. All of the set pieces are done, which is the important part.

    Anyways, I'm sure I'll have more pictures once the whole thing is put together, but I'm pretty happy with how this scarecrow (we're doing kind of a bird themed thing this year) turned out:

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Now this is my kind of haunted house



    ... actually I need to see what kind of dumbass October activities are happening around me this year. In New England it was easy, you’d go out to New Hampshire and buy too much mulled cider and then attempt to get lost in a corn maze at midnight.

  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    I haven't been able to enjoy Halloween for quite a while, due to work and school.

    Last year, my school's history department hosted a field trip to Salem for like $20 that lasted the entire day, and I missed out on it because of my job at the time, and I'm still a little bummed about it.

    I should've just called out! :mad:

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I just looked up October events in the rural areas north of me and there’s a “virtual event” where you can invite goats to any scheduled zoom call

    Why am I only just learning about this

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    oh hey it is halloween time so now we can all revisit the greatest youtube video of all time:

    https://youtu.be/dzsodPIevDM

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Why is no one posting in the Halloween thread

    Anyway, what is the spookiest pizza topping

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Platy wrote: »
    Why is no one posting in the Halloween thread

    Anyway, what is the spookiest pizza topping

    Ghost Peppers

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    from each according to his ability, to each according to his need
    hitting hot metal with hammers
  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I bought two big bags of candy and am planning on eating a bunch.

    If you could design a perfect mix bag of Halloween candy that had exactly four types of candy, what would they be?

    No duplicates unless actually different, like normal M&Ms, then peanut M&Ms. Manufacture does not matter unlike real like. Fun size only.

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  • Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    airheads, snickers, peanut m&ms, and canned anchovies

    from each according to his ability, to each according to his need
    hitting hot metal with hammers
  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I bought two big bags of candy and am planning on eating a bunch.

    If you could design a perfect mix bag of Halloween candy that had exactly four types of candy, what would they be?

    No duplicates unless actually different, like normal M&Ms, then peanut M&Ms. Manufacture does not matter unlike real like. Fun size only.

    Milky Way, Butterfinger, Peanut M&Ms, Twix

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    We have two buckets full of king sized stuff out on the front porch to reward any kids who feel like braving the plague.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    We have two buckets full of king sized stuff out on the front porch to reward any kids who feel like braving the plague.

    We did the same, expecting nothing, and ran out of candy, so here's hoping!

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I wish I had a variety bag of little candy bars.

  • DysDys how am I even using this gun Registered User regular
    Not a single kid has approached our house.

    Looking down the street I saw maybe one parent and their child walk by in the distance, I think?

    Good on people for being cautious, but I have to admit that we're just a bit sad about our first halloween in our own house being such a bust.

  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Sleep wrote: »
    I've said it elsewhere but my town is based on Halloween. Like all the hospitality industry is focused on this season, it's how they stay in the black every year, we usually have a ton of entertainment and bazaars and carnivals and food truck festivals and food vendors and parades and stuff. A whole month of events where we shut down much of the downtown region to cars and make it all pedestrian. Most of that has been canceled so as to dissuade large congregating masses. We're still having the psychic fair (we get a bunch of extra psychics in town for the tourists to go to, if you do well for a few seasons and the local witches sign off its how you become a licensed practitioner in the city) and a few other staples, but most of the logistical support for Halloween, and ways to disperse crowd attention is gone this year.

    I live over two haunted houses and a wax museum, a Turkish food joint, and we're getting what I'm pretty sure is a new spell component shop on the block as well just in time for the season. I'm not sure if they plan on setting up the hot apple cinnamon bun stand and other food vendors (these are all set up and opperated by the folks that own the wax museum and haunted houses rather than the city), but I'd be surprised if they weren't. I'm gonna be in the midst of crowds of revelers right out my front door all month pretty much no matter what, and they're gonna be coming from all across the country for sure. It's gonna be a shit show of a month, which sucks because the Halloween season is half the reason I live here and I'm not gonna get any of the parts of it I love but I'm for sure gonna get the fuckin large crowds of people still cause regardless of the city canceling most events the first response is always, "fuck it we're going anyways".

    I get why a lot of our local businesses need it i just wish I wasn't gonna be effectively trapped in my apartment most weekend days.

    I feel life my like won't be complete until I know where @sleep lives.

    burbo on
  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Yeah @Sleep your town sounds like where I want th go next Halloween.

    As for me, we live outside town so no trick or treaters this year, we usually only get a handful anyway

    Bucketman on
  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Sounds like Salem

  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Watched a bunch of B and C and D movies over the last week, and finally, after several years of wanting it, splurged and bought the complete series dvd sey of Tales From The Crypt. I might throw that on in a bit.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I’m loving Halloween quarantine!

    Trick or treating can be fun, especially when you have a neighborhood that goes all out for decorations, but ultimately it’s mostly a lot of approaching strangers to get typically crappy candy - not especially my thing.

    My Facebook feed is full of creative alternative celebrations that friends are doing for their kids. One had their daughter dress up as a pirate and follow a treasure map of the yard to find candy. Another friend lives in shared accommodation so had their roommates hide behind doors so her daughter could trick or treat indoors. A couple did locked room mysteries, like us! And many opted for indoor scavenger hunts or parties with family members only.

    A lot of fun for the kiddos and we haven’t had to stay hovering by our door.

  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    My favorite Halloween movie is Trick R Treat. Perfect combo of campy, silly, spooky, with great Halloween imagery.

  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    We had our first ever trick-or-treaters! The spooky purple and orange lights I hung up paid off!
    Now it was only two kids all night so I just gave each one a hefty double handful.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    oh hey it is halloween time so now we can all revisit the greatest youtube video of all time:

    https://youtu.be/dzsodPIevDM

    You've got the music in you indeed
    If you could design a perfect mix bag of Halloween candy that had exactly four types of candy, what would they be?

    I would say Peanut M&Ms but the fun size bags are bullshit, there's only like 4 M&Ms in there

    I'll say Peanut Butter Cups is a given, snickers, something non chocolate like sour patch kids or swedish fish and then... YORK PEPPERMINT PATTIES

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    We rewatched all of Over the Garden Wall tonight

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I had a very good Halloween mix bag this year that was Rolos, Milk Duds, Whoppers, mini Reese's, Kit Kat, and maybe something else. Missing a few top tier candies, sure, but nothing in there that I'd be unhappy to grab from the bowl either.

    I don't know how I'd determine my ideal set though, like, it would probably start with Snickers and/or Butterfingers, but I'd want it to end with something that surprised me. If I wanted to make the perfect mix I would just buy the requisite ingredients - I always want to have a Rolos or whatever that I wasn't expecting to really make it a proper Halloween.

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    i think i'd want in my mix:

    peanut m&ms
    reese's peanut butter cups
    airheads
    mr. goodbar

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Reeses
    Snickers
    those fruit flavored tootsie rolls
    Dunno about the four spot, maybe Kit Kat? something lighter than a Snickers but with a crunch

  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Reeses
    Snickers
    those fruit flavored tootsie rolls
    Dunno about the four spot, maybe Kit Kat? something lighter than a Snickers but with a crunch

    I LOVE THE FRUIT TOOTSIE ROLLS

  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    Halloween is over

    Today at Costco:

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    :bigfrown:

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I carved a smol pumpkin

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    Went for a walk Halloween night to look at decorations and such. One house had a life-size skeleton riding a giant spider in the front yard:

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Posting some of my Halloween photos here

    We went low key this year, by our standards

    Sort of a spooky haunted house vibe with uhh... let's call it some persistent theming
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