Lord Caladin
 member, 322 posts
 It all about the journey
Wed 31 Oct 2018
at 19:57
Happy Halloween !
Its trick or treat time.

My ten year old is Deadpool, ..... knowing the character, its so inappropriate, BUT how cares they will have a great time.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1243 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 31 Oct 2018
at 22:17
Happy Halloween !
I so miss trick or treating - I am 53 now and really innappropreate for someone my age to go around asking for treats. (all the kids I used to take trick or treating are grown up to. So I can't use that as an excuse either.)
Utsukushi
 member, 1462 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Wed 31 Oct 2018
at 23:12
Happy Halloween !
I honestly don't believe you're ever too old.  I deeply believe you have to be in costume, though.

I do know it annoys too many people if an adult goes trick or treating, though.  You could just dress and up go around to wish your neighbors a happy Halloween, and then if people offer treats - which I bet some would - there you go.

My kids are in their mid-teens, so whether they're too cool for this or not has been a major topic on their minds all week.  Still not sure if they're going to go out or not.
donsr
 member, 1432 posts
Wed 31 Oct 2018
at 23:47
Happy Halloween !
happy Samhain!...rain eliminated  a good  bit of people, had a lot of stuff left over.  My neighbor   gived out Cottoncandy ( they  do  carnival  concessions), so that draws a bunch..but after the first hour, it was  dead.
Fyrerain
 member, 97 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 00:11
Happy Halloween !
At least y'all know what night to do your trick or treating on! I was out last night with a friend, cruising for the decorated houses in the home city's annual competition, and saw people out in costume... trick or treating?!? And I was informed it wasn't the first night, because people didn't know when Halloween was....

To shorten the story, suffice to say that the capacity of the public at large to be idiots has once again taken me by surprise. :/


I'm going to ease some of the shock with a detour on my way home to a local home that's made the metro papers and news shows with its holiday display. That should help restore some of my faith in people!
DaCuseFrog
 member, 26 posts
 SW Florida
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 01:06
Happy Halloween !
My four year old was Cinderella, and her thirteen year old sister was Fairy Godmother.  Previous years they were Rey & BB-8, jedi & ewok.  Love coordinated costumes, hope it doesn't end.
Utsukushi
 member, 1463 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 02:16
Happy Halloween !
We're all from Gotham this year.  I did a Riddler variant because I found a great hat for it, my daughter is Scarecrow, and our son was originally basing his costume on Warframe, but the way it turned out decided it was a good Penguin.

...So we kind of accidentally ended up with coordinated costumes.  But doing it on purpose really does open up a whole added dimension, doesn't it?

Cinderella and Fairy Godmother is downright brilliant, though.
facemaker329
 member, 7055 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 06:28
Happy Halloween !
I'm 50...and don't have kids...but I've really developed a fondness for being home for trick-or-treaters.  My parents didn't let us go out--they grew up in the Depression and its aftermath, and always had a lot of pride that their families made it through without going on welfare, so they didn't like the thought of us going door-to-door, begging for candy.  Ironically, they had no qualms about giving candy out...

So, my memories of Halloween and trick-or-treat are a little different...but I've really come to appreciate the connectedness within the community, when my neighbors bring their kids over.  I get a kick when I open the door, and kids' eyes go wide as they look past me and see assorted weapons and masks hanging on the wall (most of them are souvenirs of shows I've worked on), and love telling them stories about the stuff.  So I'm a little bummed this year because a miscommunication at work today meant I didn't get home until an hour or so after everyone started going around, and I missed a lot of people.

But I'm at least left with a bowl full of candy that I like.  Learned a long time ago to not buy candy I don't like...because I'm always left with some...and one year, I had butterscotch candies floating around my apartment for three years before I finally got rid of the last ones.
horus
 member, 586 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 07:03
Happy Halloween !
Just got home from work a bit ago, and Hallowe'en is all over.  Happy Samhain!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1244 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 12:56
Happy Halloween !
Just a little note. Samhein was on the 25th. It's the last full moon in October. Halloween is the Official day put forth by the Government.

Facemaker, had I known you could have sent me the Butterscotch, I love the stuff. ^-^
horus
 member, 589 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 17:10
Re: Happy Halloween !
ShadoPrism:
Just a little note. Samhein was on the 25th. It's the last full moon in October. Halloween is the Official day put forth by the Government.

Facemaker, had I known you could have sent me the Butterscotch, I love the stuff. ^-^


It's not always the last full moon in October... some years it occurs in the first week of November.  Britannica says it is celebrated on 01 Nov.

I realize it is a lunar holiday.
donsr
 member, 1435 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 17:41
Re: Happy Halloween !
 I wonder?..  do the aliens on the moon... celebrate 'terran' Holidays?
Utsukushi
 member, 1464 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 18:48
Re: Happy Halloween !
donsr:
I wonder?..  do the aliens on the moon... celebrate 'terran' Holidays?

Nope.


...Um, I imagine.  Not that I would know.  We don't even--- I mean, they don't even get wi-fi up there.
NowhereMan
 member, 254 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 20:16
Re: Happy Halloween !
At least you can steal cable from the secret Nazi base on the dark side.
facemaker329
 member, 7057 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 21:04
Re: Happy Halloween !
They probably look at them as some kind of quaint ritual...

That is, if they even know we're here.  If they're on the far side of the moon, they never see us...
donsr
 member, 1436 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2018
at 23:30
Re: Happy Halloween !
 I hear the 'flat mooners'  talk about  'hollow moon'  if its  ture maye  they look out  at us, from the inside!
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1422 posts
Fri 2 Nov 2018
at 01:11
Re: Happy Halloween !
A lady today said she does do halloween because she doesn't want to celebrate the devil, and the devil is about death as is halloween, therefore, halloween is celebrating the devil.

That's what she said. Kinda weird if you ask me.
donsr
 member, 1437 posts
Fri 2 Nov 2018
at 01:28
Re: Happy Halloween !
as her is she celebrate 'All soul's  Day"..because that's  a chruch holiday..and its   all about the Dead... that's wht the chruch merged  the dates  with   Samhein  for  'all hallow's  eve'..to try to win over pagans
facemaker329
 member, 7058 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 2 Nov 2018
at 03:57
Re: Happy Halloween !
In reply to DarkLightHitomi (msg # 17):

I've heard that one before...more often, it's just a general "I don't want to celebrate a pagan holiday like that," which makes me laugh since many of our religious holidays have pagan roots.  Personally, I believe that the meaning of the holidays is all about whatever significance you choose to attach to them...for me, Halloween is about easing the facade we present in our every-day life, and about building a stronger sense of community with everyone around us.
donsr
 member, 1438 posts
Fri 2 Nov 2018
at 04:30
Re: Happy Halloween !
yep yep..  I'm not much of a church goer.. when I was  young  I asked too many  questions Priest and Nuns  didn't like to answer.... when I married, my Late  wife's preacher  was struck at the   questions  I asked.. and   as I layed out out the holidays  and  where their roots  came from.

  to me?.. the Holidays are meant for  Famlies, and  kids... while others  were   created by Business..Celebrate with the   family  and friends  as you would.... keep ...what ever 'meaning'  in your ehart, but  don't let it spoil a good time.
TheatricalHysterics
 member, 14 posts
 A little theater
 Never hurt anyone.
Fri 2 Nov 2018
at 17:40
Re: Happy Halloween !
In reply to DarkLightHitomi (msg # 17):

I don't see what is wrong with celebrating death. Dia de los Muertos is exactly that; in fact, that's today! :) (Feliz DIa de los Muertos!)

Weird lady. Sounds to me like someone has an religiously big fear of death.