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Put on a mask, turn into someone else.

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Comment by S.A. Murray on October 31, 2014 at 7:48am

Kids are too desensitized to horror these days. You'd probably won't even get a second look today, unless you were wearing a hat that had flames shooting out of it. Weird is fun. I don't wear a costume when handing out the candy, maybe a hat. The yard is already intimidating enough for the little ones, I wouldn't want to send any of them away screaming from the door too ;) ........... Come on, do for the kids, you ole softy :D 

Comment by Geoff on October 31, 2014 at 12:15pm

It's a good mask. You could be a bad dryad or wood spirit. The patterning also reminds me of Pinhead.

In my late teens I worked as helper on a printing press. Every print run began with a "make ready" period of up to two hours when the printers make adjustments. The printers reused the expensive and heavy paper for many jobs so you'd get multiple generations of unrelated print runs laid over each other. I thought they were beautiful and cool and took some home. I was gonna make some earth shattering project with them but never got around to it. They could have made interesting masks but I'm sure your trick or treaters would have found them weird.

Comment by NatureJunkie on October 31, 2014 at 9:16pm

@ Scott: Perhaps my office mates aren't old enough to be desensitized yet. I did wear it to work today. Even with it being Halloween, I startled four of them enough to make them jump, and one even gave a little yelp. Good times.

@ Geoff: Pinhead is definitely scawee. When it comes down to it, I think that anything that alters the normal (i.e. expected) appearance of a face has the power to startle us, and the greater the alteration, the more disturbing we find it. I think because our brains are hardwired to instantly recognize the pattern of a face, deviation in that pattern causes a little short. Like getting the mental equivalent of an electrical zap.

Comment by BlancheNoE on November 2, 2014 at 9:26am

" ...but not very much ashamed of it.."  That nearly put me on the floor with laughter in fact I'm starting a new "lol" meme just for it :  "PMOTFWL" and it's pronounced pimmotifowl.

You ARE weird . The very best kind of it.

Comment by ThatGirl on November 2, 2014 at 1:02pm

Geoff is right, my mind went straight to pinhead when i saw the mask. Cool looking graphics those printing errors made. i surely would snatch some to keep for creative projects if I saw this kind of gold in the trash...

When I was teaching elementary level, I totally was the queen of garage sales and recycling discarded items. My entire classroom was decorated and populated by found treasures...I never purchased and thing and my kids always loved having things personally decorated, or that they felt ownership to.  I know you can appreciate this concept.  REcyclers unite!

If you answered the door in that mask to me, I'd surely be startled. The only that scares kids these days, is if the threat was to take away their iphone or disconnect their wifi.....  THat's like a great video idea. come to think of it.

THanks for participating this month...Love D

Comment by lima on November 2, 2014 at 7:23pm

When I am unable to see a person's face, that unknowing still makes me somewhat nervous and intimidated.  Nothing wrong with weird these days :D  I decided not to dress up to hand out candy this year, I had many many many toddlers from the neighborhood... crying is not an option.  

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on November 3, 2014 at 10:56pm

I had a big long laugh at the end of this.  You ARE weird

in the best way possible  ;o)

Comment by NatureJunkie on November 5, 2014 at 6:16pm

Blanche: Thank you, my queen. Such a compliment from you is humbling.

ThatGirl: The East Bay has a center for teachers called The Depot for Creative Re-use. People and groups donate all kinds of stuff to it (for instance, the photo lab I worked for donated plastic film cans), then teachers go browsing, figure out its potential, and then take it back to their classrooms. It's way cool.

Lima: You're right, just the fact that masks hide faces is intimidating. I would even say threatening.

Syd: Thank you. Glad to inspire a chuckle. I think I might have been channeling the Log Lady.


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