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By: vkimo

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Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 08, 2014 at 03:27 PM

@NLogan: Ha! Frank is deep in thought about the dangers ISIL/ISIS and Ebola pose.

Benjanime Posted on Oct 08, 2014 at 02:41 PM

indeed they do! and a very nice touch as well

vkimo Posted on Oct 08, 2014 at 12:37 PM


Do those 8 bit sprites look familiar? I actually got the idea from your bonus review of Monster Party last year.

NLogan Posted on Oct 08, 2014 at 10:46 AM


@Vkimo somebody has to stick up for monsters. I mean you throw one little girl in a lake and it turns out she can't swim and all the sudden everybody is like pitchforks and torches, and now being compared to football jocks.

Benjanime Posted on Oct 08, 2014 at 04:27 AM

how did you manage to make your own article background? o_O either way, great article as always vkimo :)

Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 07, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I am picturing Frankenstein's monster in the traditional look sitting in a chair, turning his head up to the camera, and saying "Welcome to Masterpiece Theater" in his best British accent.

vkimo Posted on Oct 07, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I was more or less referring to the generalized public image of the monster. Don't get all literary on me NLogan!

NLogan Posted on Oct 07, 2014 at 09:08 PM

The football jock might have been a brainless monster but Frankenstein's monster wasn't, at least not in the book. He taught himself how to speak and read in German and French, and can speak English.

vkimo Posted on Oct 06, 2014 at 12:55 PM

It seems now all the good trick or treating is done in the upper middle class areas. I know people who drive 20 minutes to take their kids out to the burbs to trick or treat.

NLogan Posted on Oct 05, 2014 at 03:51 PM

At my house there are usually a few trick-or-treaters that show up before we go out ourselves. We put up a graveyard in the front yard with a color wheel light bathing the house in yellow, green, blue,and red in a slow sequence. Unless someone stays at the house to pass out candy like a grandparent, we usually turn out all the lights because we are out trick-or-treating ourselves.

Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 05, 2014 at 02:19 AM

I live in a house but it is so out of the way that few people would enjoy much of anything I did to it for Halloween. With Christmas, lights can always get a person's attention. But Halloween is typically all about darkness, so it's hard to get attention from way off for it.

pikachulover Posted on Oct 05, 2014 at 01:23 AM

@NLogan Me too I wish I could go all out. If I lived in a house. Nobody seems to come to my apartment, and there are a lot of children that live around my neighborhood.

NLogan Posted on Oct 04, 2014 at 09:41 PM

Yeah if one has not experienced the explosion of fall colors in the forests or mountains it is definitely worth a trip. I used to go on little trips to see the leaves up the canyons all the time as a kid.
Those Halloween weapons are straight up dangerous! My little brother was running with a scythe in his hand one year and tripped on it breaking it with the jagged edge of the staff end going right into his mouth and impaling the roof of his mouth. Stitches were required at the E.R. thankfully it was not on Halloween itself.
I wish I could be the guy that decorates all out every year. Right now my kids are still trick-or-treat age but in a few years maybe. I have done haunted walkway themes in the past, I am sure there are more in my future.
I also donned the dented helmet of a certain merciless bounty hunter one year, no one laughed when I won the limbo contest with my rubber boots, helmet and a blaster earning a 5 lb pail of bubble gum!

Vaporman87 Posted on Oct 04, 2014 at 05:38 AM

Beautiful read. I really feel the spirit of Halloween now!

As for poor Steve, I can relate. I recall that, one year, I (by myself) decorated the pathway from our driveway to our door and prepared to scare trick-or-treaters (as opposed to actually trick-or-treating myself), only to find that barely anyone wanted to make the long walk up our driveway to our house. I feel Steve's pain.

Living here in Rutland, we are WELL aware of when trick-or-treating starts and stops, because the fire department's siren sounds to begin and end the event. There is no mistaking when you're DONE, and the residents get to chow down on their own remaining sweets.

I have to say, I love the layout of this piece. Just love it. It sucks that search engines won't find it because it's an image (well, unless they're LOOKING for an image of course) but it's like finding treasure... those who do find it will be very happy they did.

Thanks a bunch for a great read vkimo. You never disappoint.

NLogan Posted on Oct 04, 2014 at 04:58 AM

Simply Awesome.

Hoju Koolander Posted on Oct 04, 2014 at 04:42 AM

You are as always the king of mood setting layouts, the 8 bit monsters in the borders were great. Poor Steve, it was always special to me when the adults handing out candy were dressed up, it really amplified the spirit of the night. The soda displays were always epic, especially when Elvira and the Universal Monsters were involved thanks to Pepsi and Doritos. Good stuff!

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