On Facebook people have been getting super excited over Halloween and banging on about it since bloody August! (Ha, "bloody" - see what I did there? Thank you!) I have never understood the fascination myself, unless you're a kid. It's not Christmas, calm down.
You don't get free gifts, and the free sweets you do get you have to go knocking door to door for them in a costume that you think makes you look cool, but really, it's terrible. I sound like the Scrooge of Halloween, I know, but don't worry - I'm not entirely miserable. There are some things I like about Halloween.
The past few Halloweens all I have seen are girls that dress like slutty cats and goths that think they're too misunderstood and hipster for this world, but I have also seen something beautiful in the day that celebrates the scary and gory. I get why this time of year is fun for kids, they get to dress up and get free bags of sweets from the neighbours - and I'm guessing that's one of the reasons Halloween remains popular for a lot of adults. They get to be a kid again, having fun and being whoever they want to be. Halloween is as exciting as Christmas and Birthdays for some people because it's just as fun, or perhaps it's even better - I'd rather wear a cool Halloween costume like these than a Christmas jumper to be honest!
No I won't be trick-or-treating this year. It's not my thing. I don't want to be out in the cold in fish-net tights holding onto my witch's hat, or wearing a white sheet with holes cut in it where the eyes should be, begging for sweets (mother taught me never to speak to strangers or take sweets off them either). I have better things to do:
The Walking Dead
IT'S BACK PEOPLE! You probably won't see me for a while - I'll be in hiding watching The Walking Dead on NOW TV and eating - a lot. Now that's my kind of Halloween!
American Horror Story
Also, I have just started watching American Horror Story after hearing so much about it. I had no idea what it was about, only that it's meant to be amazing. I'm only on Season 1 (and I have just found who the Rubber Man is - holy s**t!) It's so awesome - I've got a lot of AHS binging to do in time for the arrival of Season 5! And I am so happy with the idea of a hotel - it worked well in The Shining, so I really hope this season will be the most terrifying yet!
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