Other holidays I get. Christmas is nice because it's comforting, new year is pleasant because there is some excitement for the unknown future. But...Halloween? I suppose it's to add some excitement into the mix, but as someone who is often anxious and jumps to the worst case scenario perhaps a bit too often, I fail to see the appeal at times. Quite frankly my mind is pretty much a constant horror movie. I'll look at something fairly innocent and my mind decides "Hey, let's throw everything out of proportion and imagine a highly unlikely and terrifying scenario". I've been told that I would make a good horror writer based off some of the nightmares I've told people about. Admittedly, I have never understood the appeal of full on horror movies. By "full on" I mean not the kind of movies that give you a slight spook that you can later laugh off. I find those kind of movies to be fun. But rather the type of movies that have the ability to psychologically disturb you. I much prefer stories that scare the character, but not the audience. I've learnt over time that some people just seem to move on from these things pretty quickly. Some people can watch an incredibly gory murder scene and just continue their life singing YMCA like they saw nothing. I wish I had that ability sometimes. If someone even just describes that same scene to me (I don't even have to see it) I can disturbed for years and the thought can randomly pop in my head just out of nowhere. When I first saw weeping angels in Doctor who, I kept imagining them behind me in the bathroom. Whereas some people can watch that stuff and want to buy some statues. :/ I like things like Ruby Gloom and Nightmare before Christmas, rather than say Saw or Child's play. A playful take on spooky things, rather than something so shocking and grotesque that it starts to make you lose sleep and negatively impacts your life. Maybe it's because I wasn't exposed to these things from a young age, so I'm not used to them and I don't want to get used to them either because that would be a long process and I'd heavily prefer not to lose sleep. Heck, I can't even get past the start of "Monster House" because the animation was too unsettling for me (the way they move and the faces bother me for some reason...maybe it's the uncanny nature of it all), so naturally I shudder to think what would happen if I watched what people consider to be "proper" horror movies. When I was younger, my parents didn't let me go trick or treating because they worried that I'd let my imagination run away with me and I'd panic and hit someone dressed as a zombie or something. Considering my behaviour as a child, and the fact I have an over-active imagination to this day, I think that my parents' concerns were understandable. So, I never really celebrated Halloween much when I was a child. Still don't really. I much prefer Christmas, but there are a few things I like about Halloween, like the cheap chocolate on sale that you can buy once Halloween is over. Near Halloween I plan to write a horror story, but I'm going to keep it fairly light-hearted because I don't really do heavy serious horror. It's just not my style. I much prefer comedic horror that scares the main character, but only gives the reader/ audience a slight spook and a laugh. How about you? Any plans for Halloween? My plans currently include closing the curtains, turning the lights off, and hiding from trick or treaters in my room as I watch Netflix.