They Just Want Some Of Your Brains

Illustration for article titled They Just Want emSome/em Of Your Brains

Hello late-night travelers, it's time to do my second of many off-topic threads. I hope you are all doing well, and don't doubt you have many things you'd like to discuss.

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In case you're wanting for conversation fodder, here are some starters.

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So there you have it. Zombies and pumpkins, and it's not even Halloween yet. Talk amongst yourselves!


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I guess I'm just giving out candy to kids for halloween this year, and I won't get dressed up. The problem is that every single halloween, I've chosen a costume that is just too esoteric for most people to get. When I and my friends did a Batman villain theme a few years ago, I was the one that chose Holiday (Alberto Falcone, another friend was Two-Face, we did a whole thing with it). When a bunch of my friends were doing zombies and shit back in middle school, I was Ico. Freshman year in college, I taped a bunch of shit to myself, and called myself a Katamari. People didn't get it. The most recognizable thing I've done since elementary school was Scott Pilgrim last year. Did it with a bunch of friends, we had a huge group. No one outside of our crew knew what the hell we were doing.

I've finally decided that no matter what I do, people won't get it. It's not that I try to be non-mainstream, I just pick what's cool, but I've realized I just have no real conception of what others think is cool. When I found myself going back and forth between the merchant from RE4 and SotC's Wander, I realized it was probably best to just forgo to process entirely.