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31 October 2008 @ 01:55 pm
Happy Halloween and Samhain, Everyone!  
I'm getting nothing done today, in between sweating the last-minute Health-Plan signup thingy, hoping for the rain to stop before tonight (!) and finishing the "Thing Two" part of Lauren's costume.

Hope those of you who celebrate Samhain are enjoying it, and those who celebrate Halloween are making merry!

If you were wondering, since I'm doing mini_wrimo again, I only post the things that are actually finished, so you'll either see some stories/drabbles or you won't. Same as usual. ;)

For Prison Break fans and writers, three lovely ladies have agreed to take on ownership of the pbfic_exchange2 community from me, and signups are happening for the next round right now if you're interested in participating!


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heliokleia: HALLOWEEN IC - Skeletonheliokleia on October 31st, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Happy Halloween and Samhain to you too, my dear Mme Venus and I'm crossing my fingers that the rain will stop!

Have a great weekend!
*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! The rain's been on hold for a few hours... *fingers are crossed too*
miss_mandy on October 31st, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it's raining here because it will deter the hooligans. Although we haven't had too many mishaps since the kids born in 1986 got out of high school. Seriously, I don't know what was wrong with that year.

Also, I signed up for the PBFE! I'm excited to start writing again. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
We always get the trick-or-treating teenagers (which I don't understand-- my parents never let us trick-or-treat after a certain age). Not so much with the hooligans otherwise, thank goodness.

Hey, you signed up! That's a good sign. :D
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on October 31st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
A feel a wee bit pukey. A hink a hud a wee bit too many sweeties...and cake.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
A hink a hud a wee bit too many sweeties...and cake.

Can't blame you a bit. What a way to go! ;)
miss_mandy on November 1st, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Trick-or-treat! :D

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Now, why does THIS not surprise me?

Hope you like Tootsie Rolls-- I've got a lot of them. :0
miss_mandy on November 1st, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
I love tootsie rolls! Ooh especially those orange flavored ones.

Thank you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
*koff* Sadly, I like the orange-flavored ones too. Perhaps that should be liked at this point. :0

We have lots of the chocolate ones, though. I personally don't understand the point at all of the vanilla, lemon or lime ones. But the orange? Oh yes!
Genevieve: handcuffs by radiant eclypsemsgenevieve on November 1st, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the pimping! *bounces* I really hope we'll get a good variety of different likes and dislikes for this round, because that's what makes an exchange click, yes?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
I really hope we'll get a good variety of different likes and dislikes for this round, because that's what makes an exchange click, yes?
I hope there are enough participants and enough variety for that-- often the best results come from writing the unexpected. Good number of people signing up so far, so that's encouraging since it was only opened up yesterday!
Genevieve: mystery woman by jackshoegazermsgenevieve on November 1st, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Early days yet, and yep, we've got a few sign ups already. Hurrah!

Do you have lots of candy in your house at the moment? Please note, I remembered to say candy, not lollies. *g*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
We have TONS right now. Christopher got a whole plastic pumpkin full before he was asleep on his feet. Lauren went with some friends (*cries*) and they all covered a LOT of territory. Her total haul was 250 pieces, which even SHE thinks is too much.

And the Tootsie Roll mix I bought this year... well, we didn't get as many trick-or-treaters as we expected. Some streets farther down the neighborhood put up barricades and go whole hog on the thing, and we drove down after visiting our neighbors. There was an incredible PotC house, with animated pirate characters, canons in the dormer windows, fog machines, PotC music-- just fantastic. Made it worth going all the way down there for the grownups, that's for sure!
Genevieve: red converse by duskwillowmsgenevieve on November 1st, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
Halloween is pretty much a non-event in Australia, apart from a few things done at school (for the little ones) and drunken parties for the not-so-little ones (but Aussies use any excuse to have those), which is sad. I'd like to experience an American style Halloween one day - I mean, I've been seeing them on televisions for the last forty-two years, man, lol!

So, tootsie rolls. I'm still unclear as to what these are, to be honest.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
It wasn't until the last ten years or so that I realized Americans and Canadians are really the only ones that celebrate Halloween-- I thought people in the U.K. did too, at least, but I think it's mostly just over here. It's too bad-- I've always loved Halloween (second-favorite holiday next to Christmas), and it's such a bright spot in the Fall. Though you'd have to have yours in April to get the true sense of it.

Tootsie Rolls have been around in the U.S. since before I was little. They could probably be best described as chocolate taffy-- very chocolatey taffy. Surprisingly good! Normally I buy things with no chocolate whatsoever, so that they stand a chance of making it to Halloween to begin with. ;)