Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


I'm an Ausgoon and Halloween isn't as big here as it is in the northern hemisphere. Shops barely have any decorations, trick or treating is really only a few streets per suburb, and the day could easily come and go without you noticing!

This year I'm in lockdown and looking to embrace all things ~*spooky*~ I've bought some lil pumpkin decorations, but what else is there to do?

What (lockdown safe) suggestions do you have so that I can celebrate Halloween in an authentically spooky way with you guys

Tell me what you do for Halloween!

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

deep dish peat moss

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.



Peel a bowl of grapes then stick your hand in and pretend it's eyeballs

SweetWillyRollbar

Would an advertising executive
Understand where the homeless live?
Would he know about the bubbles in his glass?
Would the bubbles in his glass
Understand what the man's golf cart is?
Do they know you can die frozen underneath an overpass?


Download all of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes up until Treehouse of Horror X. Watch them all.

Prof. Crocodile



SweetWillyRollbar posted:

Download all of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes up until Treehouse of Horror X. Watch them all.


thank you to vanisher for the awesome back-to-school sig!


thank you city of glompton for this glomptastic autumn sig!

Musluk




SweetWillyRollbar posted:

Download all of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes up until Treehouse of Horror X. Watch them all.



Vanisheerrrrrr!!!

Prof. Crocodile



if you are under 13 years of age you can wear storebought costumes of fictional characters and go through your neighborhood asking people for candy

if you are 13-18 you can gather with friends in discreet places and smoke weed and drink cheap wine.

if you are 19-32 you can go to grown up parties people wear 'clever' costumes

if you are 32-70 you can enjoy the halloween season with your kids/grandkids under age 13

if you are 70+ you can lurk in a spooky house with your secret deformed serial killer child and torment any children foolish enough to break into your spooky house on a dare


thank you to vanisher for the awesome back-to-school sig!


thank you city of glompton for this glomptastic autumn sig!

blaise rascal

"Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Pearl...."


Here are some pics of my local grocery store, gearing up for Halloween:


ty vanisher, ty khanstant

Macnult



you can wear your kinky outfits in public and the only people who get upset about it are old folks and bitter singles


sig by prof. crocodile

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


I doubt trick or treating will be allowed cos of rona





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

SweetWillyRollbar

Would an advertising executive
Understand where the homeless live?
Would he know about the bubbles in his glass?
Would the bubbles in his glass
Understand what the man's golf cart is?
Do they know you can die frozen underneath an overpass?


Chewbecca posted:

I doubt trick or treating will be allowed cos of rona

You could also go to the store on Halloween when it's on sale and eat it while watching Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. This way you also get all of the good candy and don't have to deal with bs like Smarties (the American kind).

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


SweetWillyRollbar posted:

You could also go to the store on Halloween when it's on sale and eat it while watching Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. This way you also get all of the good candy and don't have to deal with bs like Smarties (the American kind).

What candies or desserts are considered very halloween? We've got bad dollar store chocolates which are wrapped in eyeball tinfoil which I refuse to eat

I like The Simpsons suggestion, that's ace!





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

SweetWillyRollbar

Would an advertising executive
Understand where the homeless live?
Would he know about the bubbles in his glass?
Would the bubbles in his glass
Understand what the man's golf cart is?
Do they know you can die frozen underneath an overpass?


Tiny versions of candy bars, weird wax lips (bad), Smarties (American kind), tiny packets of Sweet Tarts, mini Nerds, etc

Macnult



Chewbecca posted:

I doubt trick or treating will be allowed cos of rona

spooky hazmat suit is going to be a bestseller this year


sig by prof. crocodile

Luvcow




SweetWillyRollbar posted:

Download all of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes up until Treehouse of Horror X. Watch them all.

Robot Made of Meat



deep dish peat moss posted:

Peel a bowl of grapes then stick your hand in and pretend it's eyeballs

At first, I read this as, "Pee in a bowl of grapes. . . "

This is NOT the sort of thing I recall doing when I was young.


Thanks to Manifisto for the sig!

Robot Made of Meat



SweetWillyRollbar posted:

You could also go to the store on Halloween when it's on sale and eat it while watching Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. This way you also get all of the good candy and don't have to deal with bs like Smarties (the American kind).

American Smarties are wonderful!

(But then, I hate most candy, so my opinion might differ from most)


Thanks to Manifisto for the sig!

FPzero

Game Over
Return of Mido



Go to a farmer's market and buy a bunch of weird and wonderful gourds to complement your pumpkins! there's ones that look like green swans, ones that look like they're covered in peanut shells, gigantic butternut squash looking pals and more! though I admit i don't know if there's a big weird gourd market in Australia so your mileage may vary. but up here in the US, in Virginia, we've got a bunch of weird stuff!

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


FPzero posted:

Go to a farmer's market and buy a bunch of weird and wonderful gourds to complement your pumpkins! there's ones that look like green swans, ones that look like they're covered in peanut shells, gigantic butternut squash looking pals and more! though I admit i don't know if there's a big weird gourd market in Australia so your mileage may vary. but up here in the US, in Virginia, we've got a bunch of weird stuff!

I'm fairly certain that there's no such thing in Australia. I've certainly not seen it if it dies exist





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

FluffieDuckula



Years past I watched the simpsons and tried to eat the Reece’s pb cups real fast bc when they were gone I could turn off the porch light.

This year I get to cut the the middle man out and just turn off the porch light at dusk and eat my candy uninterrupted


Sig by my friends Glompton, Kaiser and Vanisher

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


FluffieDuckie posted:

Years past I watched the simpsons and tried to eat the Reece’s pb cups real fast bc when they were gone I could turn off the porch light.

This year I get to cut the the middle man out and just turn off the porch light at dusk and eat my candy uninterrupted

Oooh I'll have to see if I can get peanut butter cups cos they sound badass





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


I haven't seen them in the shops but here's hoping!





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

FluffieDuckula



Can you access a pumpkin? You’re going to need a pumpkin


Sig by my friends Glompton, Kaiser and Vanisher

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


I can buy a pumpkin from the grocery store but carving a pumpkin seems dangerous and hard lol

I'm going to try though!





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

FluffieDuckula



ok do something like this.



or if that's too scary you can make a (not fully sexual) snail



or you can go simple if your baseball team is playing in the world series on halloween night and just use their logo


Sig by my friends Glompton, Kaiser and Vanisher

SweetWillyRollbar

Would an advertising executive
Understand where the homeless live?
Would he know about the bubbles in his glass?
Would the bubbles in his glass
Understand what the man's golf cart is?
Do they know you can die frozen underneath an overpass?


FluffieDuckie posted:

Years past I watched the simpsons and tried to eat the Reece’s pb cups real fast bc when they were gone I could turn off the porch light.

This year I get to cut the the middle man out and just turn off the porch light at dusk and eat my candy uninterrupted

Str8 baller.

If you can't access a pumpkin a turnip is more traditional for a jack o lantern and looks creepy AF. You can also decorate butter cookies or cupcakes to look like jack o lanterns.

The Evil Dead series is also great Halloween viewing

FPzero

Game Over
Return of Mido



I live on a dead end street at the far end of my neighborhood, which means no one comes over my way aside from like, the few kids on the street. So after they come and go, I'm generally left with tons of candy all for myself. a couple years ago when I was in an apartment, there was no trick or treating, so i just bought a bag of candy for myself--after halloween was over so i got discounts on them!

FluffieDuckula



What we’re saying is it’s a really candy forward holiday


Sig by my friends Glompton, Kaiser and Vanisher

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


FluffieDuckie posted:

What we’re saying is it’s a really candy forward holiday

Does the term candy include chocolate? In Australia we call 'em lollies and I like chocolate better than lollies

Or is 'candy' more generic than that?





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

more falafel please

forums poster




Chewbecca posted:

Does the term candy include chocolate? In Australia we call 'em lollies and I like chocolate better than lollies

Or is 'candy' more generic than that?

yeah Halloween candy is inclusive of chocolate (usually like little bite sized snickers/Milky Way/Hershey/etc bars, or m&ms) and various hard candies, gummies, etc



sig by prof. crocodile!

FluffieDuckula



Here’s a definitive listing of all the kinds of candy one kid got for Halloween with quantity and rankings.

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018...en-candy-worst/


Sig by my friends Glompton, Kaiser and Vanisher

City of Glompton



make sugar cookie bats and frost them black, appreciate the results of eating black frosting

get a lot of mini candy and sort it. fight with people about which is best, and make trades with dummies who think snickers is better than milky way




thank you vanisher and sk for the sigs!

alnilam




Halloween is the best holiday ever and probably the very best thing about my otherwise very culturally effed up country (US)

Like think about it, it's a holiday where it's suddenly totally normal, family friendly even, to have a display of skeletons and blood and murders in your front yard. It's considered completely wholesome to do so.



ty manifisto

alnilam




i know if you are from outside the us you probably think of us as a land of mass shootings and stuff and you're not wrong to do so, but please try to separate that from your thoughts of halloween and its cultural place here. I honestly don't see the fake murders we joyfully put on our front porches once a year as being related to that. I'm not being sarcastic. I wouldn't blame you for thinking oh those americans do a lot of mass murder irl so they also love fake halloween murder but it's very different things i think.

City of Glompton



alnilam posted:

i know if you are from outside the us you probably think of us as a land of mass shootings and stuff and you're not wrong to do so, but please try to separate that from your thoughts of halloween and its cultural place here. I honestly don't see the fake murders we joyfully put on our front porches once a year as being related to that. I'm not being sarcastic. I wouldn't blame you for thinking oh those americans do a lot of mass murder irl so they also love fake halloween murder but it's very different things i think.




thank you vanisher and sk for the sigs!

alnilam




I have tried to explain halloween to people from other countries many times and it's not easy at all I'm sorry. I'm also drunk



ty manifisto

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


Witches and magic kicks rear end honestly





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

The Voice of Labor



doesn't the southern hemisphere have spring when the rest of the world has fall and vice versa?

like, your easter should probably pretty much be halloween

Chewbecca

Just thrillin' : )


The Voice of Labor posted:

doesn't the southern hemisphere have spring when the rest of the world has fall and vice versa?

like, your easter should probably pretty much be halloween

But I wanna celebrate with you guys





sigs by Professor Crocodile, luvcow and Khanstant.
Click on Spoonville for a neat surprise!

The Voice of Labor



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cpJVQkClBU

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

prepuce repurposed

Hoenn ain't easy




Chewbecca posted:

But I wanna celebrate with you guys

get a bag of cheap, lovely american Halloween candies on eBay if necessary. unnamed chewy peanut butter cubes wrapped in orange or black wax paper is what you're looking 4. There's probably some candy corn and tootsie rolls in there 4 good measure. All in all it sucks poo poo but hey that's Halloween

... Unless u receive a green popcorn ball after the hayride. That's the jackpot



sigs by cool guys Zurtilik® and Barking Gecko™

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply