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BhindiBhaji Boogie
Aug 6, 2013

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


Guys this isn't exactly breaking news but Halloween is tomorrow. For many of us this was a happy and festive time of year to indulge in candy, horror movies and shenanigans with our little friends. Other people weren't allowed to participate. Some of them had alternative Christian friendly shindigs without all of the Pagan revelry. Others had to sit at home in total denial and tough it out knowing that they had some sort of moral "high ground". I kind of forgot that people were still angry about Halloween until a few years back when I went into a local Rasta owned clothing and music store Mid-October and they were playing a song called "Halloween: They Cant Haul We in". Some golden voiced, possibly locally based firebrand was so worked up by Halloween that he recorded an anti-Halloween reggae song with at least 4 verses. I have searched high and low for this record during subsequent Halloweens to no avail (the store has since closed). Does anybody wish to out themselves as an Anti-Halloweener and if not please share your stories of Anti Halloween sentiment.

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Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

To reconcile my Christian faith with my enjoyment of Halloween, I dress as a priest. In best Halloween tradition, I make sure I'm a sexy priest.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015


Oh yeah sure “hallowed be thy name” is cool but “Halloween” is bad. Hey physics lesson rear end in a top hat the universe isn’t full of holes, everything isn’t all hollow. So maybe ghosts aren’t that spooky and dumb but cool and chill as heck and they want to haunt people because they are lonely. So next time you hear people talking bad about Halloween, you remember that ghouls and monsters and ghosts are just trying to live as best they can but don’t know how. So maybe be a little nicer to the dead and they won’t go “aawwwowoooowoughblabBlalbabbababoooooooowwwwwwwrrrrrrraaAAaggggghhhhhmmmmpppphhhb” at you as much.

The Scientist
Nov 6, 2009



Ramrod XTreme

I don't really believe in like a God or Allah per se, but I also don't really believe in ghosts or haints

But there's a haunted jail in Charleston, SC where they hanged hundreds of people and I'd be afraid to sleep in there overnght by myself

Also Castilo de san Marcos in St Augustine florida where they just threw native americans and prisoners of war into a dungeon

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





Idk what makes Halloween special in the Wheel of the Year. I guess that kids have fun and American Christian fundies can't stand it. But by that train of thought they should dump Christmas as well.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


We need jesusween

Revins
Nov 2, 2007

the stars are strange and this isn't home


halloween is when I listen to the misfits a lot. usually I go to a party or two but not this year

The Breakfast Sampler
Jan 1, 2006




Samhain "November Coming Fire" is what I listen to, at least a couple times this month. Which I have not done yet!

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~


Grimey Drawer

I dress as a witchfinder general. I don't know what they wore so i just take my pants off

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



Slippery Tilde

A lot of Australians hate Halloween because it's yet another encroachment of American culture displacing native Australian culture. Of course by "native" I'm not referring to the aboriginals who were themselves displaced in the last two centuries from the land they'd occupied for 40000 years, I mean the Aussies who are mad even their own kids don't watch their lovely tv. White Australians don't see the irony.

Mx.
Dec 16, 2006

am i tired or am i angry




DickParasite posted:

A lot of Australians hate Halloween because it's yet another encroachment of American culture displacing native Australian culture. Of course by "native" I'm not referring to the aboriginals who were themselves displaced in the last two centuries from the land they'd occupied for 40000 years, I mean the Aussies who are mad even their own kids don't watch their lovely tv. White Australians don't see the irony.

It's true, they're also super fuckin serious about it so lol

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~


Grimey Drawer

Over here kids traditionally already dress up as witches and go around demanding candy on easter. Soon they'll probably start doing it on halloween too. I can't afford two candy shakedowns a year! gently caress you america. You're the reason kids are so fat.

jarofpiss
May 16, 2009

WHITE COMFORT MATTERS


it would be really hosed up if someone didnt like halloween

Blurry Gray Thing
Jun 3, 2009


My 'Sexy Succubus' costume is not Pagan. This is very much a Judeo-Christian creature.

The real Pagans are all those children dressed up like Thor.

Cum AllYeFaithful
Oct 21, 2020

by Fluffdaddy


jarofpiss posted:

it would be really hosed up if someone didnt like halloween

BhindiBhaji Boogie
Aug 6, 2013

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


jarofpiss posted:

it would be really hosed up if someone didnt like halloween

TBH there should probably be some sort of explicit warning for the recently immigrated that there will be a mob of costumed children descending on their homes as a friendly heads up. There was a family of Sri Lankan people that moved onto my childhood street in the 80s and one of my early trick or treating memoires was the father freaking out and screaming "I DONT KNOW YOU" over and over and waving a stick at the first wave of neighborhood kids coming to the door. They really had no reference point for Halloween or trick or treating and got thrown right into the deep end. With this in mind I can understand that there are people who don't like Halloween - my focus is on loving them back to health with gentle scares and spooks.

ArbitraryC
Jan 28, 2009
Pick a number, any number

Pillbug

We don’t really celebrate much, I’ll make some pumpkin pie and we might Netflix some Halloween classics but when I was a kid it was deffo one of my favorite holidays so as an adult in a safe/popular neighborhood for trick or treating I buy full sized candy bars and hand em out.

This year I’m a bit nervous though, I live in eastern WA which is basically chudland so of course everyone has been super lovely about covid and our cities have been particularly bad so we’re just gonna turn our lights off cause I don’t want to deal with plague harbingers going door to door.

Moon Atari
Dec 26, 2010
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Hair Elf

DickParasite posted:

A lot of Australians hate Halloween because it's yet another encroachment of American culture displacing native Australian culture. Of course by "native" I'm not referring to the aboriginals who were themselves displaced in the last two centuries from the land they'd occupied for 40000 years, I mean the Aussies who are mad even their own kids don't watch their lovely tv. White Australians don't see the irony.

I am torn on whether or not I dislike adding yet another Americanisation to our thin cultural broth rather than maybe trying to develop some of our own stuff (maybe including an indigenous culture derived celebratory holiday rather than the observance/reconciliation/mourning ones we currently have). On the one hand I definitely do dislike seeing it pushed so heavily by all the supermarket chains, since such a commercial intrusion onto culture and into children's minds is gross. But I also think Halloween is fun and want children to have a good time, and dressing up and eating candy has an inherent appeal that doesn't really stem from US hegemony. So I'm cool with this one.

But I did dislike the ironic Americanisation of Australia Day where one year it went from being one of our many 'barely any significance beyond being a day off work' public holidays to there suddenly being a heavy amount of Australian flag merchandise available for people to drape over everything and themselves–something which most of us still consider an embarrassing and weird American thing at any other time of year. The same period also popularised the now cliched southern cross tattoo. The sharp upswing in flag waving and wearing came only a year or so before the Cronulla race riots, in which near every piece of footage available features flag clad white rioters against normally dressed non-whites.

Of course it hardly invented racism in Australia, but I do think the new easy availability and identification with Australian iconography did something to further formalise a troublesome racist/patriotic streak or at least give it a uniform. Most importantly, I think without all the more sharpened patriotism that came with the imported flag waving we would have a lot less resistance to moving the date to a less troublesome one.

As to our lovely tv: goddamn does it ever suck. TV and movies are probably worth giving up on, but I would like to see some version of China's limited foreign media approach applied to music. I don't mean outright banning American music, but if all radio stations had to play a certain hourly quota of Australian artists. At this point in time we have world-class talent in every genre who are unlikely to get much play outside of Australia and who deserve domestic commercial success beyond what triple j can give them.

Moon Atari fucked around with this message at 15:26 on Oct 31, 2020

give me thread
Dec 29, 2008


I'm with you Moon Atari. It's kind of cool that "hey kids have fun and stuff", but the commercialisation of it all is super annoying. Another useless and insignificant date in the calendar imposed on the whole world by American corporations.

So yeah, I'm at odds with it all. If it was genuinely more about the historic celebratrion which (correct me if not) is for the celtic end of their year, I'd probably be cool with it and have more fun. Maybe it is in some areas but certainly not so much in the westernised countries. I bet most people have no idea what it's about other than scary stuff and sweets/lollies.

give me thread fucked around with this message at 16:44 on Oct 31, 2020

Chomp8645
Sep 1, 2006

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Blurry Gray Thing posted:

My 'Sexy Succubus' costume

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Lil Peeler
Oct 17, 2007

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ArbitraryC posted:



This year I’m a bit nervous though, I live in eastern WA which is basically chudland so of course everyone has been super lovely about covid and our cities have been particularly bad so we’re just gonna turn our lights off cause I don’t want to deal with plague harbingers going door to door.

This is me too. As much as I love handing candy out, I'm in Salt Lake City and we've had 11,000 new cases over the last week. I'm honestly less concerned about me contracting it as I am about having a bunch of kids and clumps going around

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