Thoughts on Halloween

The night and morning air is beginning to get cooler. In the mornings dew is on the back window of my car. I noticed kids wearing sweat shirts and sweaters this morning. I love fall. It comes all too soon.

I love October the most. Sorry September, I’ll blog through you with love, but October has my heart.

This is why:

  • The weather starts to cool down.
  • It usually starts to rain the week before Halloween.
  • My birthday is in the week before Halloween.
  • Halloween is in October.

I found my brother Val had come by while I was dropping Clara off at school. He was in the kitchen having coffee with Garrett (who goes back to school next month.)

They were talking about Halloween.

I figured Clara and her friends in the Horror Club would have a movie night. Last year she and one of her best friends founded the Horror Club with a lot of support from teachers at her high school. The club is dedicated to kids who like horror books, graphic novels, movies, TV and all things related to the Horror genre. Next week the posters will go up and new members will join the fun.

Last year one of the “religion” clubs ripped down all of the horror club posters. All I could think was “how unchristian and rude.” Most horror novels I love have a strong sense of good and evil. Read classics from Stephen King or Robert McCammon. Read the original Dracula. Yes, in horror movies one person always gets away…leaving something for a future story. But hey, it is just for fun. Yes, fun. People like to be scared and then laugh about it. Think about it.

But the most scary creature of all are those who would censor the ideas and thought of our teens. Those are the ones who are bordering on evil due to their own ignorance. OK they are evil. So sad that some teens are buying into the misguided and evil culture of censorship.

So back to Halloween.

  • Halloween is not evil.
  • Halloween is fun.
  • Halloween brings neighbors together.
  • Halloween is a day to celebrate everything creative.
  • Halloween is a cultural day to celebrate the dead.
  • Halloween is my favorite holiday. I think everyone should have the day off.

So my brother Val was here. I smiled and so did he, with a bit of fang. Aside from being eight inches taller than I am, when I look at my brother I see my male counterpart. It is obvious we’re related.

“What are you doing for Halloween?” He asked, as he always does anytime before October 31.

“I don’t know. Maybe a dinner party with my regular friends.”

He smiled. By “regular” I mean those who aren’t Vampires.

“Or,” I continued, “I might have a party with my Vampire friends. Or maybe both. But you know everyone comes over here on Halloween night.”

My house is Halloween Central. Everyone is here for Halloween.

A couple of fancy pumpkins from last Halloween still sit on my front porch. Both are orange with stripes. They might be really some sort of winter squash but I call them pumpkins. They stay there reminding me that one day it will be cool again and that one day it will be Halloween again.

“We could say that Halloween is almost every day for us,” said Garrett.

“Yes, you could say that,” said Val, “but not really because we’re the ones who go bump in the dark. Well, only the key is not to go bump, but to be quiet.”

Then they laughed because that is what Val and Garrett do.

Anyway, Halloween is coming. Maybe this year I’ll make some real sugar skulls.

In the meantime, we’ll just keep being the best Vampires we can be and plan for the best holiday ever.



~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


Embracing Ignorance – A Dangerous Game

Embracing IGNORANCE seems to be all the rage but there are consequences.

Embracing IGNORANCE will get you:

  • A serious STD
  • Pregnant
  • Religious wars
  • Bigotry
  • Fear and mistrust of science
  • Fear and mistrust of anyone with half a brain
  • Fear and mistrust of anyone who is (heaven forbid) different
  • Fear and mistrust of new food
  • Illness
  • Plague
  • Rampant Stupidity
  • Bad hair
  • A broken heart
  • A broken nose
  • A narrow mind
  • Your children force-fed someone else’s beliefs in school
  • Your children being bullied
  • Your children being stupid
  • Bad taste in art of all sorts
  • General tackiness
  • Religious bigotry
  • The death of separation of church and state
  • Fear of Space
  • Fear of anything over 10,000 years old
  • Fear of those who promote peace
  • Fear of those who turn the other cheek
  • Death of those with faith that is not that of those who make the rules
  • Fear
  • More taxes
  • Book burning
  • Book banning
  • Censorship
  • Nightmares
  • Enslavement

It will also make you extremely unattractive.

  • Ignorance is NOT your friend.
  • It does not make God love you more.
  • It does not make your life better.
  • It will not make you safe.

Ignorance is UGLY and will ruin your life and the lives of those around you.

Vampires and Werewolves have known this for centuries. No wonder people want us to convert them over (the answer is no, so don’t even waste your time asking).

Don’t be a chump.

Say NO to Ignorance.

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