Don't get me wrong- Halloween is still my favorite holiday...but I can't get "into" it anymore. When I was a kid a month prior to Halloween I'd start plotting my costume, and would read books about witches (ok so I did that all the time), and draw Halloween comics starring my deceased pets, Buela (a German Shepard), Gunther (a fluffy beige persian) and Anne (a sleeker orange cat) who'd go on Scooby Doo like adventures in graveyards and haunted houses. Uh..I never thought until just now how wierd it might be that I was making comic characters out of my (naturally) deceased pets...but anyhoo....
Yeah- so Halloween- was there anything better than dressing up like a freak and terrorizing your neighborhood, and getting CANDY as well? What a scam! Plus- there was an element of real scaryness- because you never knew what the local teenagers were up to- and there were always rumors that they had big plans to freak the little kids out. It was the best!
But then it got ruined...and now trick or treating is confined to malls or neighborhood business on a Saturday afternoon, decorated with cutesy pumpkins and friendly skeletons and witches. Plus, when I got older I got all my dress up ya ya's out when I went goth in high school. So dressing up in black with black hair and spooky makeup just doesn't seem special or unusual. Parties don't thrill me because my house has more monstery elements than most Halloween parties (but more tasteful of course). Plus I'm really over the whole "I'm a sexy witch/cat/vampire" costume every freaking chick has to wear these days. If I do actually go to a party I'm going as a fetid rotting corpse! Yeah!
So anyway, I love Halloween but I'm kinda over it. Though it seems that Halloween is slowly transmogrifying into Dead Of The Dead parties. Bringing the underworld, it's myths and sense of the unknown, back to the holiday...I'm all for it.