Did you go trick or treating as a child? Only twice that I can recall. Once as a wee one and once when I was way old enough to know better. (More on that later.) We just don't do Halloween in Australia, we'll be lucky to have maybe three door knocks on Ween night. I have dressed up for a few pub parties though.
What was the best Halloween costume you ever wore yourself? Oh god... I can't remember the first one but knowing me I was probably Donatello. Oh yes. I wanted to be the least cool Ninja Turtle when I grew up.*
What is your most vivid memory about Halloween? The one time when I was about 17 and was staying over at a friend's house. I promised Mum no trick or treating but of course that's exactly what we did. We both went as corpses - well bedsheet ghost plus loads of black guyliner really, but we pretended to have made some effort - and walked around to all our enemies' houses, griefing them. We also walked around to all our friends houses and griefed them too but those ones we did with love.
Don't worry, I got hit with karma pretty damn hard the next day. I got a second degree sunburn walking home at 8:30am. Yep... I truly am a vampire in real life.
What is the scariest movie you have ever seen? Ahhh I know its not cool to admit fear at a modern horror movie, but the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill came very close to breaking me. I used to relish nightmare movies and would gleefully hunt them out laughing at the wusses. I saw that at three am at the end of a four movie marathon with my now-wife and I have never come closer to walking out of a theatre. Last year it was on television and I decided to watch it, surely it couldn't have been that bad. Five minutes in I went NOPE and cut it out of my life.
Also, The Notebook. That shit was terrifying.
Do you ever get nightmares after watching a scary movie? Oh hell no, I have enough things in my RL to give me nightmares. And my SL too, come to think of it. There's no wiggle room for movies to squeeze into my psyche.
What will you be doing for Halloween this year, if anything, in SL and RL? RL I promised my kids we would finally carve a pumpkin this year. We haven't ever done it before. Not because I couldn't be bothered, but because pumpkins here look like this. I tried it once, broke two knives and a filesaw. However, our local grocer has specially grown some 'Murican types just for Ween, and I have been begged to give it a go.
In SL I have not yet made plans! One of the best things about our little world is that we all get to share in each other's holidays and celebrations, and I have been informed by loved ones that I have to attend parties or else. I'm dressing up as a Viking this year. So long hair, no shirt, bits of animal hanging off me. In other words, business as usual.
What Winter Is Wearing, Ja.
Hair - No. 34 by Eater's Coma
Helm - Wings of Destiny by Pucca Firecaster Creations
Skin - Nathan by Tableau Vivant
Beard - Tintable Beard by Saal
Outfit - Son of Odin by Pucca Firecaster Creations
Sword - Jaw Breaker by [EZ] Weaponry
*Okay... second least cool because Leonardo amirite?