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31 October 2006 @ 01:38 pm
Halloween - Hello, Strange New Custom  
In my little corner of the world, the century old tradition of Halloween is still a relatively new custom. The first jack-o'-lanterns in Rhineland shop windows popped up sometime during the mid 1990s; and up to the early 2000s, public Halloween parties ouside of such naturally anglophile surroundings as universities' Anglistik/Amerikanistik departments happened to be a rather rare sight.

Rumours are that the feast transcended into the pop cultural mainstream mainly because of Germans' ongoing exposure to Halloween-themed tv show eps, movies, or comics. So I guess, it's no small wonder my friendly neighbourhood conservative newspaper, the Rheinische Post has once again started its annual "Hey, let's badmouth the nasty little cultural intruder" campaign.

But I, for my part, happen to enjoy pumpkins and good scares ;-)


Halloween Picks for You
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
Your Halloween song is "Danse Macabre"
Your Halloween movie is DRACULA
Your Halloween TV rerun episode is from THE X-FILES
Your Halloween story is THE STAND by Stephen King
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Vashtanvashtan on October 31st, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Happy....
... happy halloween. :)
Bimo: Terra_incognitabimo on October 31st, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy....
And to you as well! I hope you get bitten by the right person ;-)
Selena: faceyourfate - yodaamidalaselenak on October 31st, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ha!

Halloween Picks for You
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
Your Halloween song is "Zombie Jamboree"
Your Halloween movie is THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Your Halloween TV rerun episode is from THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Your Halloween story is CORALINE by Neil Gaiman
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Bimobimo on October 31st, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Ha!
Aw, Gaiman's Coraline. That's such a great pick :-)
Selena: Gaiman - Skywaterblueselenak on October 31st, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Ha!
Which is why I feel lucky.*g*
Aislingaislingde on October 31st, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)

Halloween Picks for You
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
Your Halloween song is "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
Your Halloween movie is THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Your Halloween TV rerun episode is from DARK SHADOWS
Your Halloween story is THE VAMPYRE by John Polidori
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... ich kenne gar nix davon :-(((
Bimo: Obi_povbimo on November 1st, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Also, 'Blair Witch Project' sagt mir noch etwas, weil Mitte der 90er ein riesiger Internet-Hype um den Film veranstaltet wurde. Aber bei deinen anderen Ergebnissen müsste ich auch passen ;-)
Aislingaislingde on November 1st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
Vom Blair Witch Project hab ich auch schon was gehört, aber gesehen habe ich es nicht...
Cavendishcavendish on November 1st, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
ich kann mit "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" weiterhelfen. War ein zeimlich bekanntes Stück Rockmusik, ich denke so aus den späten Siebzigern, von der Band Blue Öyster Cult. Ist ganz nett :-). (Wenn man 70er Rockmusik mag ;-) )
Aislingaislingde on November 1st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ich mag 70er Rockmusik, aber kennen tu ich das Lied leider nicht.
Cavendishcavendish on November 1st, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
ist bei e-mule leicht zu bekommen :-)
Cavendishcavendish on November 1st, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
Hi there :-)

Hatte garnicht gesehen, dass Du auch eine Steven King geschichte hattest ;-)

Jeder bekommt, was er / sie verdient ;-)

Frank