The Hallotober Tag
To be honest with you, I saw this on Twirling Book Princess’s blog and saw that she had tagged everyone who did this. I realized that it could be fun so I went ahead and did it! I hope that’s okay!
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
- Put the rules at the beginning or after the introduction.
- Answer the 13 questions.
- Tag 13 people to do the tag.
- Delete Question 13, add a new number one question of your own.
- You are free to use the tag image somewhere in the post.
- Created by @Ofaglasgowgirl
Unfortunately, I don’t think I know of 13 people in the blogging sphere since I keep to myself a lot with these things. So, if you want to do it and it’s still before Halloween, you should absolutely do it (and feel free to link this post)!
01. What’s your favorite thing about October?
Well, October may not be as fun anymore because of a certain date (I’m not willing to divulge into it right now), but the smell of the changing weather where it’s colder and gives me an excuse to run around in a hoodie. The changing colors of the leaves and the cronch they leave behind and the scurry of the animals trying to get the last minute food before they hibernate. Really, it’s the fact that we’re almost to the end of a year, especially this year.
02. Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?
When I was younger, I always loved to sneak around and try to watch scary movies or read about ghosts and ghouls after trick-or-treating. My mom wouldn’t let me stay up past a certain time and after a while, I was “too old”. As an adult, I wish I could go to the Rocky Horror Picture Shows and haunted houses but the former, I never know where they’re performing and the latter, well, they’re super expensive (and usually not in the best condition). My other half isn’t the sort to “celebrate” it either except to watch our annual viewing of “The Room” and maybe if I’m feeling brave, a singular episode of “The Walking Dead”. In the background, though, I just read scary stories, paranormal, true crime… just anything to get me into the scary mood.
03. What’s your favorite horror movie?
If I had to pick something, it would be “A Tale of Two Sisters“, a Korean horror movie about two sisters. It may require a rewatch here and there because it can be confusing on what’s going on and it can be extremely subtle. I believe there’s a few jumpscares here and there and nothing too gorey, but I love that it’s subtle enough that you can pick up multiple things on each rewatch. I would definitely recommend this though if you’re looking for a more subtle scare.
04. Would you rather a cozy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?
Why not both? Watch scary movies all cozied up in a comfortable costume with sweets by you while the cooling wind melts with the night. It’s perfect. You can’t ask for anything better!
05. Which has been your most favorite costume to date?
I don’t remember exactly how old I was but I got the idea to get a poodle skirt who was turned into a vampire. I think a lot of people were surprised that I had thought of that (then again, I think I was squarely in my vampire phase then so that could be it) but I don’t think I have had any costume since then that topped it. I actually wanted to bring that costume idea back but have my boyfriend dress up as a vampire greaser guy but sadly, he didn’t want to. Ahh, it would’ve been so much fun!
06. Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?
Eh, I don’t think I’ve done either of those things… But I have seen them done in movies, cartoons, and such!
07. How do you celebrate Halloween?
I think I sort of answered that question before but to really answer it here, generally, I stay inside. As much as I want to do the ghost tours, the witchy holiday of Lammas, or even just to cuddle up to watch a scary movie, I stay at home and, well, read up on my scary stories. It’s really fun to do, I think, and I also tend to think about those who left us more on that day anyway. Yes, yes, Dias de los Muertas, and the fact that November 1st is All Saints Day when the spirits go back home… but I think it’s mostly about thinking about the year that has passed thus far. And, especially with how 2020 ended up… Yeah, I think I’ll do a lot of thinking this year.
08. What is your least favorite horror?
I can’t think of anything too specific here so I’ll just say: gorey, jumpscares that don’t exactly have a point to why they’re made. Usually, most things have a point but… if it’s just show off gore and the makeup, then I’m just not that into it. Sorry.
09. Do you have a favorite trick or treating memory?
I’ve mentioned before how few friends I actually do get a chance to hang out with so one year, I actually had a “Halloween party”. I put that in quotes because only 2 people showed up and we just went trick-or-treating together. It was the first time my two friends met each other and I had thought it would’ve been nice to have them interact. I don’t quite remember how that ended up but I’d like to think they also had a fun time. We stayed the night at my house and I think watched anime, or at least talked about our favorite characters and cartoons!
10. What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?
I love the costumes that people can come up with! There’s so much creativity out there and with social media, it’s easy to want to compare yourselves and others to who has the “best” or the “scariest”. But I just love it when people have the most fun in their costumes and with their friends! I love the candy, of course, but I love the togetherness that Halloween brings to people. Whether it’s to remember their loved ones, to have fun at a party, or to even receive a blessing for Lammas, there’s something going on.
11. Scary costume or silly costume?
Again, why not both? Horror and comedy are two sides of the same coin, after all.
12. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
Really, I just love the chocolate candies. Mostly the chocolate bars. There are some candy I eat only on Halloween (Smarties, for example) but since I have a sweet tooth year round, it’s almost like Christmas for me since there’s so many different chocolate candies to eat! I appreciate that there’s an effort to make things a bit healthier for the kids, but nothing can ever replace chocolate for me!
13. Have you ever seen a ghost? Do you believe in ghosts?
I haven’t seen a ghost, perse, but I definitely believe in them. I have lived in a haunted house before (and it’s definitely not the stereotypical type of house either) and that ghost did try to follow me for years until I meant real evil (again, I won’t divulge). With the tragic events that happened in my family last year, I can say with absolute certain that ghosts were real. Did I see them? Well, no, but I’ve always had a strong enough ESP where I can sense a presence. Sometimes, ghosts like to follow me – they think I’m someone who can help them or they think I’m someone from their past. I don’t think I’m strong enough to help them and I’m definitely not someone they know. I try my best to hold my breath when I pass cemeteries out of respect, but there’s so many of them where I live! And it doesn’t help that there are a lot of smaller ones too! I’m doing my best too to respect them…
QUESTIONS TO ASK
Here are my questions! I think if I read the rules correctly, I change the last question, right? Here we go!
- What’s your favorite thing about October?
- Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?
- What’s your favorite horror movie?
- Would you rather have a cozy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?
- Which has been your most favorite costume to date?
- Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?
- How do you celebrate Halloween?
- What’s your least favorite horror?
- Do you have a favorite trick-or-treating memory?
- What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?
- Scary costume or silly costume?
- What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
- What is your favorite Halloween monster? Why?
And there you go! I hope you guys have a fun, safe, and spooky Halloween!