Ah, yes, my little children of the night. It is Halloween. The spoopiest time of year has finally returned. Mmm... how I love this time of year, despite my inability to celebrate it properly.
Since I know most of you have better plans than I for the night, I'll keep tonight short and share something I enjoy. Something that has meant Halloween to me for years. Think you know what it is?
Did you guess right? Homestar Runner has been a part of my life for years. It's ancient as far as the internet goes and their yearly Halloween specials (and Decemberween!) just became something I expected. Something I looked forward to.
I'd be working on costumes, planning with friends what events we'd attend to show off said costumes, maybe even grab something together for dinner, but nothing quite made it feel like it was Halloween like yelling to my friends "The new Strong Bad Halloween is up!"
Yes, let's face it, despite the name, we're all here for Strong Bad. I don't know what it is, but the fact that the Brothers Chaps decided to revive the site (at least to a certain extent) is something that breathed life into my dead Halloweens. I may not be able to dress up or attend a fun party this year (and I did try!) but at the very least I can sit down, turn off the lights, and listen to why Mr. Poofers Must Die. And also watch some Castlevania.
Don't Forget to be Spoooooky!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.