Happy Halloween!!
Happy Halloween!!

It is, once again, the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not talking about Christmas. Goodness no. What with all the traffic, snow, rushing around and general mayhem, it hardly deserves the title, now does it?

No, I’m talking about Halloween. A time of cheap costumes, readily available spirit glue, fake blood and FX makeup. A smorgasbord of robes and gowns and pointy witch hats. An utter glut of discount wigs and amazing game props like fog machines and fake fire!! In short, Halloween is the special holiday when LARPers get to restock the costume chest for the year. (Though, of course, frugal costumers will wait until the last minute on the 31st, when the sales REALLY kick in…)

It is the time of the year where you get to break out the most elaborate costume you’ve made all year, and no one will look at you funny if you show up at a Denny’s or Waffle House dressed in it. What usually warrants cries of ‘freak’ or ‘weirdo’, (or at least a quick and discreet crossing of the street to avoid you) now garners ‘great costume!!’ and ‘wow, where’d you get THAT?’.

Oh, and there’s candy or something. That’s all well and good, but I can get a Snickers any time of the year. What’s that you say? Good quality face and ear appliances? Oh, be still my beating heart!!

So, go forth good Weregeeks!! Enjoy your trick or treating! Enjoy your ghoulish parties with the lovely little brain cupcakes! But do not forget to stock your closets with lovely gaming swag, for come November 1st, all the goodies will be gone in favor of mechanical Santas and giant snow globes!!!

News: Posted October 29th, 2010 by Alina

^ 22 Comments to “Happy Halloween!!”

  1. Bobcat Says:

    AN even better time is to find out when those costume shops actually pack up and leave: Some of them will have 50% sales for as long as a week afterwards!

    Personally, I’m fortunate enough to live close to Evangeline’s Costume Mansion, which is freakin’ *awesome*.

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 3:19 am
  2. Patrick Says:

    Hey Alina, do you have any halloween traditions?

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 6:42 am
  3. Jate Says:

    Mhmmm – and when your employers can’t complain when you show up to work with a cloak on your shoulders and a staff slung over your back!

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 9:35 am
  4. finiteHP Says:

    “come November 1st, all the goodies will be gone in favor of mechanical Santas and giant snow globes!!!”

    You obviously haven’t been to The Bay in the last month…

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 11:27 am
  5. Rinthia Says:

    XD Poor Dustin. I wouldn’t wish glitter vamps on anybody either

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm
  6. joe Says:

    NOOOOO IT CANNOT BE! WHY! WHY DID YOU LIE TO US STOKER! WHYYYYYYYYY!

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm
  7. J Says:

    DUSTIN, THEY’RE FAE, BREAK OUT THE COLD IRON!!!! DEUS EX MACHINA, DEUX EX MACHINA!!!

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  8. Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.

    Sent from my iPhone 4G

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 10:54 pm
  9. Actual sparkling vampires?!?!

    No….that’s not true….THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!!!

    Posted October 29th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
  10. Emma Says:

    I’m with Dustin.. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Posted October 30th, 2010 at 7:45 am
  11. Phoenix Says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this might be a dream? Something about this twist seems a little too surreal…

    Posted October 30th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  12. Search your feelings, you know it to be true!

    Also, we’re so using EAT SUNLIGHT in our next Shadowrun vampire hunt!

    Posted October 30th, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  13. Wraith Says:

    It almost HAS to be a dream, or other non-reality event. Before he went to the restroom, they were sitting right next to a window with the curtains OPEN, and presumably plenty of sunlight coming in. I have a few theories as to the reasons behind said daydream/hallucination/whatever, but I’m keeping quiet until we find out for sure ;)

    Posted October 31st, 2010 at 6:10 am
  14. Phoenix Says:

    Yeah, plus, the Sesame Street count? That’s what really tipped me off to the fact that it might be not as real as it seems. Of course, I wouldn’t put it past the LARP group to have played a prank on Dustin.

    Posted October 31st, 2010 at 1:43 pm
  15. Anne Says:

    Yeah, and all the furniture changed too.

    Posted October 31st, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  16. Ryu-Chan Says:

    I love Dustin. This is funny.

    Posted November 1st, 2010 at 12:27 am
  17. Ryamos Says:

    Oh thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!!!!! for the end of that strip. I was ready to cry (both for the vampires and for Dustin) at the one before this. And by the way, I completely agree with the idea that Halloween is the best holiday ever!

    Posted November 1st, 2010 at 11:47 am
  18. joe Says:

    hey j…what does deux ex machina mean?

    Posted November 1st, 2010 at 4:09 pm
  19. Quinn Says:

    Oh Please Alina, it is not a guilty pleasure! I am totally team Eric.

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 10:45 am
  20. Quinn Says:

    Umm, Joe: Deux ex Machina. Litterally means god of the machine. It was a convention in theatre when the plot would get so screwed up that there was no way for it to be resolved. They would have a machine that would lower a “god” to wave a magic wand and fix everything. Kinda a litterary cop-out and neat at the same time. Examples in modern t.v./theatre could be the death-row call from the governor to get the guy off. The President who comes in an stops the good guy from being arrested, and arrests the bad guy instead. That kind of thing. The idea of an all powerful something that fixes everything.

    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 am
  21. joe Says:

    thanks for the explanation
    alina, I’m warning you…don’t go there, don’t bash on the anita series.
    i don’t know if you were kidding around, because you know jenny breeden (creator of webcomic:the devil’s panties) and laurel k. hamilton knows jenny as well.maybe you know laurel as well but don’t go there

    Posted November 6th, 2010 at 6:43 pm
  22. joe Says:

    how did you know what i look like?
    how did you know thats where i hide them?

    Posted November 7th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

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