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do you celebrate Halloween?

Yes, yes I do.
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I pass out candy, that's it
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nope. I don't.
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WTF! Don't you read Jack Chick!? You can't celebrate halloween! you'll die in a horrible candy related accident and burn in HELL!!!!!
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Postby [geoduck] on Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:46 am

ruxen wrote:I'm not a dressing up kind of person...not since my Science teacher dressed up in a skin tight witch suit and dragged around a dead stuffed cat on wheels...*shudder*


One Halloween one of my (male) teachers came to school wearing a full pink bunnysuit. During the day, someone loaned him a Rambo-style ammo bandolier to wear as well. It was great. (And he was a good teacher, too. Actually got the kids to think in his class...)
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Postby Ida on Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:54 am

Nah, no Halloween for Denmark, either.

We do, however, have our very own dress-up holiday, Fastelavn, which is, well, Halloween minus the scary stuff but plus beating up a barrel of candy with a baseball bat. Sadly, some jock made it so that Fastelavn is in FEBRUARY, which is the absolute worst month to stand in line in outside, wearing flimsy costumes. My childhood costumes always had to be enormous in order for me to wear my winter clothes underneath. :(
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Postby Rkolter on Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:03 pm

JPSloan wrote:
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BrownEyedCat wrote:My Birthday is October the 28th.


Mine's on the 24th.


So's mine, at 10:25pm.


7:17am.


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Postby JPSloan on Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:12 pm

What year? (yes, i ask for a reason)
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Postby Jim North on Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:30 pm

JPSloan wrote:Maybe we'll take up a collection.

:)

Yay! How much have ya got so far? ;)
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Postby Prettydragoon on Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:51 am

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prettydragoon wrote:Not here either. *sniffle* Oh well, I'll just go eat some pickled herring. Mmm...

Still you have Valpurgy's nights, right?

Ah yes. Celebrated by getting drunk. Which makes it indistinguishable from any other Finnish holiday. :o And that brings us back to the pickled herring. Excellent for breakfast.
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Postby JPSloan on Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:57 am

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LAGtheNoggin wrote:I love costumes with an unholy passion, but as for pagan festivals in old Blighty, uh...

mcDuffies wrote:It's not celebrated in Serbia, meh.
Same.

Not here either. *sniffle* Oh well, I'll just go eat some pickled herring. Mmm...

Still you have Valpurgy's nights, right?


Is that the same as Walpurgis Night?

If so, I can speak for the vast majority of neo-pagan Americans in saying that we don't celebrate the Eve, but we do celebrate the everliving crap out of Beltaine!

In fact, in my circle, Beltaine and Samhain are the biggest sabbats.
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Postby JPSloan on Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:58 am

Jim North wrote:
JPSloan wrote:Maybe we'll take up a collection.

:)

Yay! How much have ya got so far? ;)


Um... uh...

It might help if I had a goal. About what does gas cost to and from Yourparts, Alabama?

We also have a fold-out futon which is arguably more comfortable than a bed.
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Postby BOMC on Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:31 am

I love love LOVE halloween, because of the dressing up (must be the actor in me... lol). I usually start my costumes around this time of year, and they tend to come out rather well. My two favourites have been 1) My alien costume, which consisted of all the most hideous, neon coloured clothing I could find and a fake eyeball on the top of my head. 2) Violet from the Series of Unfortunate Events... That one was cool, I think I have pictures around here somwhere... I should try to find them.

Anyways, this year I want to go as Columbia from Rocky Horror Picture Show... so far, I have made the hat, but I don't like how it turned out so I may start again. If that doesn't work out, then the Rag Doll from Nightmare before christmas (sally?)

Usually, Jen and I go out trick or treating, but as she has moved away (:() I will have to find some other crazy person my age to go out with...
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Postby JexKerome on Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:08 pm

Y'know, I make a mean "Eddie" from that same movie...

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Postby Jim North on Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:13 pm

JPSloan wrote:Um... uh...
It might help if I had a goal. About what does gas cost to and from Yourparts, Alabama?
We also have a fold-out futon which is arguably more comfortable than a bed.

Ah, I dunno. Wouldn't really worry about it, anyway. It's a nice idea, really, but the possibility it's going to ever happen, even with a collection of money, is pretty remote. We're just not fated for travel, I think. :-?
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Postby BOMC on Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:53 am

JexKerome wrote:Y'know, I make a mean "Eddie" from that same movie...

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but can you do the dance?

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Postby Dutch! on Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:14 am

Nah...we don't need Halloween down here. Most think it's just another stupid American tradition that's infiltrating the entire world and McDonaldising us all...

I just think it's a waste of time when our historical traditions have never had anything to do with goblins and ghoulies and so forth...but if there was a night where we could dress up as bunyips and yowies and drop-bears...well... :)

Besides, we have enough holidays throughout the year anyway. Australians have the most public holidays of any nation in the world.

Take that, everyone else!
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Postby JexKerome on Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:11 am

BOMC wrote:
JexKerome wrote:Y'know, I make a mean "Eddie" from that same movie...

<__<

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but can you do the dance?

it's all about the dance


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Postby Jim North on Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:29 am

Dutch! wrote:Nah...we don't need Halloween down here. Most think it's just another stupid American tradition that's infiltrating the entire world and McDonaldising us all...

Halloween has its origins in British, Irish, Celtic, and and a few other European-based traditions, actually, and a few South American ones as well, if I remember correctly. A good number of American holidays are like that, in fact. We should be complaining about everyone else influencing our holidays. ;)


Which, sadly, some people do. My old school, which was highly christian influenced, decided to replace their old Halloween parties with a "Harvest Festival" while I was still attending there because they decided that they didn't want to support a holiday with pagan influences. :roll:
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Postby Dutch! on Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:07 pm

Jim North wrote:I was still attending there because they decided that they didn't want to support a holiday with pagan influences. :roll:


Like Easter?
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Postby ManyWorlds on Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:23 pm

I'm already planning my costume.
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Postby Jim North on Sun Sep 05, 2004 4:43 pm

Dutch! wrote:
Jim North wrote:they didn't want to support a holiday with pagan influences. :roll:

Like Easter?

And Christmas and St. Valentine's Day!

But telling them about those connections wouldn't have done any good, of course. :P
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Postby McDuffies on Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:42 pm

prettydragoon wrote:
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prettydragoon wrote:Not here either. *sniffle* Oh well, I'll just go eat some pickled herring. Mmm...

Still you have Valpurgy's nights, right?

Ah yes. Celebrated by getting drunk. Which makes it indistinguishable from any other Finnish holiday. :o And that brings us back to the pickled herring. Excellent for breakfast.

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Postby Mercury Hat on Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:24 pm

Someone else is stuck in Alabama? Hooray, I'm not the only one!
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