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Marrow

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I know I know... It's a bit late to ask, but I've just recently resurrected from the dead (it's harder than it sounds) and I was curious how everyone's Halloween went? I live out in the cornfields so folks don't really celebrate Halloween here. I also forgot to carve a pumpkin (life is a busy thing :(), but I did fashion a quick "Jack-O-Box" outta plywood and nails in an hour so it wasn't completely dark that night...but yeah so how did your Halloween go?

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RoseGoesToYale

Marrow! Good to see you're doing well!

 

I spent my Halloween staying in and getting drunk the previous night, and binging on candy the day of.

 

Here's the gorgeous pumpkin I "carved" ;)

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AllTimeBubble

I had a small party with my flatmates and managed to slice my finger when carving a pumpkin aha. It was a fun night though

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Uneventful? I was amped up on a lot of coffee most of the day, that's all I really remember. Oh wait no, duh. I watched a bunch of Vincent Price movies (god I love Vincent Price) and remembered how much I enjoy old-timey horror films.

 

Oh and I posted this anecdote in iff's thread about trick or treaters...

 

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I was sitting on the porch smoking and with headphones in listening to music, and a bunch of costumed kids came up the front path and said something to me. (We don't really get many trick or treaters, and I honestly had forgotten that it was a possibility some may show up.) I internally freaked out and pulled out my earbuds and mumbled something dumb and ducked inside, heart pounding, and yelled for my housemate to come downstairs because I had no idea if we even had any candy. And then I promptly ran upstairs and hid in the bathroom until they were gone and let him deal with them. 😂

I don't care for children and I don't care for being taken by surprise. Combine the two, and despite the fact that I'm halfway through my 30s, it reduces me to an anxious mess.

 

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@RoseGoesToYale thanks :D, I like the pumpkin as well I might do something like that next year for an interior piece. Also pro gamer tip: wait till the day after Halloween to buy candy as most stores slash the prices like crazy ;)

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@AllTimeBubble Fun story: my mother was very excitable for Halloween the one year so got her pumpkin out and got a bunch of knives as well. She was a little too excited though as she slashed her finger and had to go to the hospital and get 4 stitches; suffice to say every year she warns me to be safe, glad to hear though that it wasn't too serious for you.

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AllTimeBubble
12 minutes ago, Marrow said:

@AllTimeBubble Fun story: my mother was very excitable for Halloween the one year so got her pumpkin out and got a bunch of knives as well. She was a little too excited though as she slashed her finger and had to go to the hospital and get 4 stitches; suffice to say every year she warns me to be safe, glad to hear though that it wasn't too serious for you.

Oh no! That must've been so painful 😱

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Pretty uneventful, the usual, walking with the kids, loads of candy. My group won our office Halloween costume party contest, and I got a $20 Starbucks gift card.

Our family usually goes all-out for Halloween, dressing with a theme, but not this year. Three years ago we were the Straw Hat Pirates (One Piece, I was Usopp) We're already panning something for next year, though :) I'm thinking Game of Thrones. I'd make a pretty good Khal Drogo (kids already tell me I look like "Aquaman"/ Jason Momoa).

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I celebrated throughout October with other foreigners, so it went well! We went to Universal Studios Japan and went to the Halloween special stuff that included a Resident Evil haunted house, Chucky haunted house (I was terrified), and some kind of alien haunted maze thing. They also have zombies wandering around the park after 7 and one scared the living crap out of me. 

We also had a Halloween train event where we're all in Halloween costumes and just party on a train, but it was lamer than last year since the music wasn't as good and there was a party stop last time but there wasn't this year. 

 

Day of, nothing special happened, but the preceding weekends were fun. 

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2 minutes ago, SithGirl said:

We went to Universal Studios Japan

I got to go there a 3 years ago, and they had converted the Waterworld show into a fun One Piece show! (they may still be doing it) Apparently we were very big into One Piece that year ;)

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7 minutes ago, Sinking_In said:

I got to go there a 3 years ago, and they had converted the Waterworld show into a fun One Piece show! (they may still be doing it) Apparently we were very big into One Piece that year ;)

I don't know what Waterworld show you mean, but there isn't much about One Piece there right now. They do a bunch of short term stuff. Last year I missed out on Evangelion stuff which made me sad. 

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I slapped on a bow as a lazy "costume" and ate candy at home

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It was good. I dressed up as a scantily-clad serial killer, watched a couple of horror movies, ate candy, and drank alcohol.

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Back to Avalon

In the afternoon I listened to my Halloween playlist. I wasn't sure I'd have time, but I did. I wore my Morticia Addams t-shirt (under a blouse because it was chilly). I made dinner and passed out candy to about ten kids total. It was chilly and windy that night, so there weren't many kids out. I think sometimes kids don't come to the door if they don't see someone outside, but it was too cold to sit outside. Their loss. More candy for me!

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There was rain, thunderstorms, and a tornado watch in my area (yeah, I guess the weather decided to be "spooky" for Halloween), so I didn't do anything special on that day.

 

On a couple of October weekends, though, when the weather was better, I did enjoy cycling around the area, to look at others' Halloween decorations (even though not a lot of people seem to celebrate or put them up, here; a lot more people decorate for Christmas).

 

There's one family who likes to go all out for Halloween and fill their entire yard with a whole bunch of Halloween decorations, so that's pretty cool to look at, every year.

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Comrade Jade Cross

I worked. And after work sat down to eat the candy I bought for trick or treaters since none came around. 

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16 hours ago, SithGirl said:

Last year I missed out on Evangelion stuff which made me sad. 

That would have been awesome, and I was just in Wakayama & Osaka last year, too, close enough to go :( I think they had a short run of Attack On Titan exhibits, or do they still have those?

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6 hours ago, Sinking_In said:

That would have been awesome, and I was just in Wakayama & Osaka last year, too, close enough to go :( I think they had a short run of Attack On Titan exhibits, or do they still have those?

Not in USJ. I was there during their Detective Conan & Lupin the Third event (March of this year), so the park was themed around those. Otherwise it was all Halloween during October. No idea what it is now. 

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I was on a fire call during Halloween. Was bummed out because I had a costume ready and planned a awesome Halloween party!

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Woodworker1968

I wonder how many Halloweens it’s been since the recurring scare story about the razor blades in the apples got started?

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Sat around in my room watching Flamingo on Youtube because there were no trick or treaters in my neighbourhood

 

I didn't even watch halloween movies and I was planning on doing so

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Hallowhat? :D

 

I switched my doorbell off and that was that.

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Jelle van der Lee
On 12/28/2020 at 11:47 AM, Homer said:

Hallowhat? :D

 

I switched my doorbell off and that was that.

Same here. It was just a day like others.

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Comrade Tal

It's only recently starting to become more of a thing here. For quite a while it wasn't, and then the idea popped up and people saw it as just an American thing, but it slowly started popping up, firstly just as a dress up party thing adults went to, and now there;s a few kids dressing up and doing the thing. Last year I got to semi go to my first black mass.

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