The Halloween Thread


#1

You are cordially invited to attend the ultimate Halloween bash this Friday and Saturday, right here on the TAN forums. We will have music, games, (virtual) food, and tons more. Some of your fellow TAN members have two nights of entertainment planned that are sure to give the creeps. So come in costume, or just come as you are. We promise, you won’t regret it!

For more info: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_community/Itemid,79/groupid,722/task,viewgroup/view,groups/


#2

One of our plans for the night involves a game called Spooky Tales. In the game, everyone gets a set of actions, events, people, and things, as well as a unique ending. Everyone gets the same beginning to start, then the idea of the game is to use your set of words the fastest in a scary, or funny story.

Here’s a break down of the rules:

  1. Everyone will be given a unique set of words to use, so you must sign up in advance by contacting me via PM. I will have everything sent to you sometime Friday evening, so you have time to look over your phrases. The deadline for entry is 4pm Friday afternoon.

  2. Everyone gets the same beginning to the story. You cannot rewrite or change the beginning.

  3. After the beginning is revealed, we will go in order of who signed up first, with each person using one of their phrases or words.

  4. After the first round, it’s free for all. Whoever posts first, gets the glory. If someone beats you to the punch, you will have to edit or erase your post and try again.

  5. Each post can be as long or as short as you want, as long as it is at least one coherent sentence. But you can only use one phrase per post.

  6. You cannot post twice in a row. Once you post, you must wait for someone else to do so, before you can post again.

  7. You must bold the phrase from your list as you use it. This will help me keep track of everyone’s list, and ensure no one is cheating!

  8. Each post must be consistent with the already existing story. For instance, if the main character is lost in a dark cave, you can’t have them all of a sudden shopping at Kmart. The story must continue in a coherent fashion, and you must find a way for your phrases to reflect that and match up with what is already written.

  9. Once you have used all your phrases, actions, and events, you may place your ending at any time. However, just like the phrases, you must find a way for it to fit with the story.

  10. Each phrase much be directly related to the post before it. For instance, if the prior post said she was walking through the dark cave, and you have the word “Bats”, you could type “The cave was infested with bats, who flew around her head, frightening her.”

  11. If at any point, your post addition to the story is offensive, inappropriate, doesn’t make any sense, is incomplete, or just doesn’t fit with the story, the other players may call shenanigans. At this point, the overseer (ME) will review the entry and determine if it will be allowed or not. If I agree with the other players, you will have to edit your post and try again.

  12. No adult material, or offensive language. Just like the normal forum rules here. Remember, this is a public forum and is accessible by children, so keep it clean.

  13. The first person to post their ending wins!

A few notes:

The deadline for entry is 4pm on Friday, October 30th.

You will receive your list of phrases and your ending by 11pm Friday the 30th.

There are two planned sessions. The first will occur at approximately 12:00am EST on the 31st (the official start of Halloween!) The second will occur between 9 and 10pm on the 31st.

You will be given a set of phrases for each session, but you may choose to only participate in one.

This is designed to be fun, so let your imagination run wild.

If you have any questions, or to sign up, please PM me, or post below! (Apparently there are some issues with PM system tonight!)


#3

To prevent any confusion, buy October 31st at Midnight, I mean this Friday at Midnight, following the cut off for entry.

Does that help?


#4

but I want to actually go out on halloween night. I wanna get laid for real


#5

Halloween is Saturday. Cut off is the end of Friday. You are good to go Haissan, but better not tell Gentay your plans (unless you are talking about meeting up with her).


#6

I had plans to be out of town - at a con - alone.


#7

[quote=Gentay]

[quote=redshirt1]
Halloween is Saturday. Cut off is the end of Friday. You are good to go Haissan, but better not tell Gentay your plans (unless you are talking about meeting up with her).[/quote]

I had plans to be out of town - at a con - alone.[/quote]

Ah-Oh! I believe that’s a knife I hear being sharpened!


#8

Oh wow, this reminds me of the kind of e-gatherings we’d have a long time ago on AN.

I can’t be here for it, though, as I’m trekking Acadia National Park, then studying for, what… three exams next week? Sh*t.


#9

I secretly want to be David Caruso as Horatio Caine for Halloween. Damn my femininity.


#10

[quote=Hentai]
Oh wow, this reminds me of the kind of e-gatherings we’d have a long time ago on AN.

I can’t be here for it, though, as I’m trekking Acadia National Park, then studying for, what… three exams next week? Sh*t.[/quote]

I’ve wanted to visit Acadia National Park for sometime. I’ve heard it’s beautiful there.

And I had planned to dress as a vampire chef for Halloween, picked out the teeth, chef hat, jacket, everything, but I have nowhere to wear it to now. So there’s no point in bothering. I have a nice selection of avatars lined up though!


#11

[quote=Hentai]
Oh wow, this reminds me of the kind of e-gatherings we’d have a long time ago on AN.

I can’t be here for it, though, as I’m trekking Acadia National Park, then studying for, what… three exams next week? Sh*t.[/quote]

Acadia! I’m jealous! I always wanted to go back. I know you’ll like it, but please share with us when you get back! Have a great time! :slight_smile:


#12

Thanks! I’ll see if I can take some pictures and share 'em with you guys.


#13

YAY!


#14

[quote=Hentai]
Thanks! I’ll see if I can take some pictures and share 'em with you guys.[/quote]

I can hear it now… “Just a sec while I take some pics for the folks on the forum!”


#15

wELL SWEETS, i WANNA SAY THIS. i GET OFF AT ABOUT TEN, i KNOW THE CON CHAIRMAN, i ALSO KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS MIDLEVEL ON sECURITY. sO, i THINK i MIGHT GET IN FOR A BIT!


#16

Ok. I’m here!!!


#17

Here


#18

Alright! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

She walked out of her house on a cold, dark Autumn night. The moon was full, but most of it’s light was blocked by black storm clouds. Lightning strikes off in the distance, and lights up her front yard momentarily. She thinks she sees a tall, dark form standing on the grass. She strains you eyes, trying to make it out. Another bolt of lightning strikes, and for just a second, She sees a tall man in a trench coat. Through the short burst of light, it looked as though he were smiling sinisterly at her. The lightning strikes again and she sees the man walking towards her, licking his lips.

You’re up Wicca! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!


#19

The skies opened, and it began to rain. A sudden burst of lightning showed the man to be holding a HATCHET. She didn’t know what to do.


#20

Nice! You’re turn Red!