We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and a Blog Off is one way we can definitively prove that one of us is objectively a better blogger (dare we say, a better person). So we leave it to you, the reader, to decide in a blind taste test who is really better as we square off on various topics. This time around, we have two juniors Elise Tran ’19 and Nate Winer ’19 battling it out RE: Which weekend is the proper Halloweekend? The 27th-29th or the 3rd-4th? Who will come out on top? Only you can decide.
As Halloween fast approaches, I think it’s time to delve into my theory of the months. October is the spookiest month, November is the creepiest. Think of it this way: October is when the leaves start to die, but are still on the trees and when pumpkins are at their best (spooky jack-o-lanterns, I love it). November has grey skies (the color of decay, I think. I went to a morgue once for class in high school but didn’t see the dead body up close) and all the leaves are gone, so the trees don’t even look like trees anymore, just weird wooden fingers from the ground (fucking creepy).
Halloween is a celebration of the spooky: a spookybration. It’s the last hurrah of the spookiest month before we descend into the doom and gloom of terrifying November. November 1st is the point of no return, once we pass that threshold it’s too late. Everything from then on out is all creepy, all the time, and creepy isn’t something to be celebrating. We need to fear the creepy. Creepy is how we end up dead, you’ve all seen movies. Halloween is fun and festive and SPOOKY, and so is October, and that’s why the end of October is the only acceptable time to celebrate Halloweekend.