THIS IS HALLOWEEN
by Joshua Ishizaki of Geek K.O.
So the main purpose of this article is to discuss why I like or do not like Halloween. Instead of straight up telling you the answer, I am going to hide it somewhere forcing you to:
1. At least skim through and see if you can find it.
2. Ignore this article altogether.
Assuming you are going with the first one, let me begin by saying that I was exposed to Halloween the same way most children were. I mean that in the sense that I was raised in a conservative household that did not necessarily value the essence of Halloween. This was fine, however, since even at a young age I understood what my parents were trying to teach me and even though I could not entirely relate to most of my friends, I did not feel left out nor was I shunned from particular friend groups. As I grew older my parents let me make more decisions on my own and I started going out with friends on Halloween. Although I do not think I have ever really Trick-Or-Treated, I would go to Knott’s Scary Farm, costume parties, and whatever else was going on.
Now, if you watch the GSW video coming out later this month (or earlier if you have time travel capabilities), I list a couple reasons why Halloween is pretty cool. The first point was actually the hardest one to really talk about. It had to do with my favorite Halloween memory. Now, if you refer to earlier in this article, you could surmise that I do not have too many noteworthy memories of Halloween. Now, it may seem that I am somewhat apathetic towards Halloween. That is entirely true. Aside from the positives that I will/have mention(ed) in the video, I do not have much of a connection to Halloween so I can not say that I think Halloween is the best thing ever. That being said (written? typed?), I definitely do not condemn the holiday or anyone that celebrates it. Although there is a scale of what I personally approve and do not approve of, I view Halloween as a cultural normative and culture is something I believe to be important.
So there is my answer in a cluster-nut shell. If you are skipping to this paragraph in hopes of finding what my answer is then too bad. It has been lightly sprinkled throughout the entirety of this post. For those of you who suffered through this whole thing, feel free to share your thoughts, post a clever meme/gif, or simply just send me a spoopy. I am always down for that. Thanks for bearing with me and happy hallow-hunting!
Watch the GSW video thing coming later, maybe.