I attempted to Goth myself up for the day, but owing to the lack of black nail polish and hair dye, I think I came out an alchemist instead:
|black, red, silver, open flame,|
and yes, I kind of AM a big dork.
This costume needs an alembic*, though. Hmm.
In honor of this year's world-ravaging flood of Halloween debate posts, most of them roiling with unrecognizable shards of history and dangerously pointed agendas, here's the clearest and most factually-sound article I've ever seen on the relationship between Christianity and the night of October 31: Martha of Ireland's Reclaiming the Reclamation, over at Internet Monk.
Also: Christie has spent the week celebrating at her mommy/lifestyle blog, because Halloween is her favorite holiday. The Hog's Head has run a full week of debates on which Harry Potter book is the scariest (I still think it's Chamber of Secrets), and Kristina Horner and friends threw a wicked awesome Potter-themed Halloween party to trump all wicked awesome Potter-themed Halloween parties. The drinks are my favorite part; they served everything from firewhisky to Amortentia to flesh-eating slug repellent to Veritaserum. I might have to try out some of those recipes for future episodes of the H.P.B.C.
* And possibly spectacles, and a lab coat or something. Yeah. I suck at this.