Monday, July 14, 2014

Halloween "Would You Rather?"

Do you guys remember playing "Would You Rather?" when you were kids? It was a fun game that made you think and have to justify your weird decisions. I ran into a Halloween version of the old game on Tumblr and it brought back the memories. I thought it would be fun to answer these questions and explain my answers. I'd like to hear your answers to some or all of these!
I know the type is a little small, so I'll write out each question.

Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a spooky, abandoned house?

Graveyard! I got near to doing that once anyway. It wasn't on purpose, though. I'd been out with some friends (for Halloween bar hopping no less!) and we had to walk directly alongside a graveyard at midnight to get back to a friend's house. Graveyards don't scare me anyway. Staying in abandoned houses is another thing. I've watched enough ghost hunting shows by now to not want to do that! Besides, there's no light/electricity, rotten old floors, and who knows what animals running around. Even with no ghosts, that's icky.

Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a jack-o-lantern?

Jack-o-lantern. I love carving pumpkins. I've never dunked for apples, so to be fair, I might love that too. Dunking for apples is one of those things that fits with my image of Halloween parties 100 years ago. It's a quaint image, but I'm not sure how much I'd like it.

Would you rather be allowed to eat as much Halloween candy as you want for a week, but then have what is left taken away or be allowed to eat only one piece a day and never have it taken away?

Umm... After about a week, I've eaten through all the good stuff (chocolate) anyway! So option #1.

Would you rather meet a vampire or a werewolf?

It's hard to answer this one. It's like asking how you'd like to be attacked. I guess if we're talking the modern movie vampires and werewolves, like in Twilight, I wouldn't have to worry so much about that. Hmm... As traditional movie monsters go, a vampire. As Twilight goes, a werewolf.
Mock My Fear Of Garlic - Speed Bump
Would you rather read a spooky story or watch a spooky movie?

I guess I can't answer "both" but I enjoy doing both! I guess it depends on my mood.

Would you rather have a costume that is really amazing but also very uncomfortable or have a costume that is not anything all that special, but is comfortable to wear?

How uncomfortable are we talking here? Yeah, I'd go through being a little cold or wearing high heels to have a really amazing costume. Anything beyond that level of discomfort, no.

Would you rather have a homemade costume or a store-bought costume?

Homemade all the way! I think homemade costumes are the most creative. Not that I don't buy some parts for my costumes, but I like putting together what I have around. I appreciate seeing the kids come trick-or-treating who are wearing homemade costumes. There aren't many. Sometimes I don't know what the heck they are supposed to be, and they don't know either! Seriously, I asked some kids what they were last year and they didn't know. Still, they were creatively dressed! Maybe it would be good if their parents' explained to them what they were supposed to be.
A witch and two dog ghosts?

Would you rather get 20 of your favorite treats on Halloween or get 50 treats that are not your favorites on Halloween? 

The 20 favorites! This is pretty black and white for me. I can have 20 of something I really like or a whole lot more of something I don't like all that much? Huh?

Go trick-or-treating with a group of friends or get paid $20 to take a little kid trick-or-treating?

There's something sad about this question. You get the guilt trip for wanting to hang out with friends instead of babysitting, or there's the guilt trip of accepting $20 to take the kid. That seems like something that should be done for free. Why isn't the child's parent or guardian taking him? Why doesn't he have a friend to go with? This is sad. Maybe I can compromise and take the kid along with me and my friends? Oh, and for free. Seriously, paying someone to take your kid trick-or-treating? Sheesh.

Would you rather go to a really great Halloween party where you didn't know anyone or go to a kind of lame Halloween party where you knew almost everyone there?

I'd go to the really great one and meet some new people! If I know everyone at the other one and it's still lame, that says something...

Would you rather win a contest for having the best costume or win a contest for making the best jack-o-lantern?

Either way, it's flattering. Someone appreciated something creative you did! I won pumpkin carving contest once, and that felt pretty good. I carved a vampire jack-o-lantern with blood (red paint) tipped fangs and won a gift certificate. So maybe I'd like to win the best costume and feel like I accomplished something new. I've been to bars where there are costume contests, but I never enter them. Someone usually wins who is dressed in some giant, extravagant costume, and can barely get through the door. So that seems to take a lot of effort.

Would you rather have to sleep in a coffin or live in a giant pumpkin? 

So we're assuming that to sleep in a coffin I have to be a vampire? Or am I just eccentric? Either way, I'm going with the pumpkin. A pumpkin house would be so cute! I'd have to do a lot of cleaning and refurnishing on the inside, though. I'd have to do some major pumpkin gut scooping!

Would you rather have to eat six fish eyeballs or eat a small frog?

Is the frog so small that it's smaller than a fish eyeball? ;) I'd eat whatever is smaller. Probably the eyeballs, because you could fit them in something else like a sandwich to get through the experience.

Would you rather have to wear your Halloween costume to school every day until Thanksgiving or have to wear a jack-o-lantern over your head for the first three days of November?

This one is random. I'm reminded of that scene on The Office when Dwight wears a jack-o-lantern over his head and it gets stuck!

I'd go with the costume. The costume could look tasteful enough, depending on what you went as.

Would you rather help to design and make a haunted house or go to a haunted house that someone else has created?

I'd rather design and help! I'd love to be involved with a project like that some day.

Would you rather be chased by five zombies or chased by one werewolf?

I see where they're going with this one. Zombies are a lot slower than a werewolf. I guess five zombies = one werewolf. So, my answer is zombies. I can run pretty fast, as can a werewolf from what I've seen in the movies. A zombie, not so much. At least in the olden days.

Would you rather trick-or-treat in a neighborhood or trick-or-treat in a mall?

Neighborhood, if it's a safe one. Is there trick-or-treating in malls now? I know there have been some new options for trick-or-treating because of safety concerns, but I hadn't heard about it happening in malls. I guess that could be cool, if every store gave out candy, but the kids are probably all limited to the food court or something.

Would you rather eat all of your Halloween candy or trade your Halloween candy for $10?

I'm having to imagine that I'm a gradeschooler to answer some of these questions. My gradeschool self probably would have taken the $10. I'd still choose money over junk food any day. Then I could buy something tangible that stays around for more than five minutes.

Would you rather dress up as a devil or dress up as an angel?

I've dressed up as both! I had more fun dressed as a devil, so I think that's the costume I'd choose again. Plus, those wings get a little inconvenient.

I had a pretty good time answering these questions! For the most part, I knew right away how I felt. I'm anxious to hear some of your answers!


  1. "Would you rather read a spooky story or watch a spooky movie?"

    For sure I'd rather watch a spooky movie than read a book!

    "Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a spooky, abandoned house?"

    For sure I'd spend the night in the house, in fact, that's where I wished I lived, in a spooky house!

    1. Matt ~ Oh yeah? Well, a spooky house is one thing - an abandoned house is another! Unless is it freshly abandoned. :) Then it would stand more of a chance of being in good shape.

      I'm glad you were able to leave a comment on here, because I was having all kinds of technical difficulties with my blog last night! This blog post came up twice on my dashboard for some reason. So I wasn't sure if people would know which post to click on. Glad you figured it out!

    2. Justine - Yes, all the comforts of home are nice. But I could combine my camping know-how w/ the abandoned house to create my own little Carfax-Abbey! Not the ultimate in comfort, but a hobby of mine. Of course I wouldn't want it to be dangerous, that's another thing.

      Yeah, I just went straight for your blogger URL. I have it on my windows thingy as a common place I go.

    3. Matt ~ Well, there ya go! If you could make good use of that space or know how to fix it up, it could be pretty cool. I see abandoned houses online that are gorgeous antiques from the outside. It makes me wonder how they were ever abandoned in the first place. They're like mansions!

      Oooh OK. Then you probably didn't see this blog post come up twice. It's a weird little blogger glitch that has happened to me before. I finally figured out how to prevent it in the future, but there's no deleting the second one that's already there. Ah, technology!

  2. LOLOL!!! I also imagined that episode of 'The Office' when I read that question!!! I thought that was hilarious, so I would probably choose the pumpkin on my head =)

    1. Heidi ~ Oh my gosh! So you'd choose the pumpkin head option for the same reason I wouldn't choose it - Dwight! It was a hilarious moment. So I guess you'd be sacrificing yourself for a few days for everyone's amusement! I'm sure that for The Office Dwight was wearing a fake pumpkin with a zipper up the back or something, but how would someone remove it in real life? I bet Dwight would have been a real treat at work after about "a month or two" with that slimy/moldy thing drooping off his head. Now I'm wondering if someone has actually worn a jack-o-lantern over their head and got stuck in it...

  3. Walk through graveyards all the time so nothing scary about that. The zombie werewolf question made me wonder are we talking slow shuffling or the disturbing speedy zombies? Not a good vegetarian option...on eyeballs or frog. LOL

    1. Old Fashion Halloween ~ Yeah, I don't find graveyards too scary either. Compared to the abandoned house option, they sound safe. You'd be in an open space that you could easily walk out of and your sight would probably be better.

      I think we're talking slow shuffling with the zombies. That's classic zombie behavior in my mind. I know the modern zombies move pretty fast, but that doesn't make sense to me. Why would some half-rotted, previously dead thing be moving quickly?

      Haha! I know! I was thinking the same thing about the eyeball/frog question. I was sitting here thinking, as a vegetarian, this is a weird one for me. The eyeballs are somehow a less disgusting option in my mind. No one said what kind of fish those eyes came out of. If they're guppy eyes, it wouldn't be a super memorable experience. :) Their eyes are probably the size of a piece of salt to a grain a rice.

  4. Trick or treat in a mall? Are they serious? Where's the fun in that? As for the zombies, if they are the modern version who seem to be able to sprint faster than an Olympic athlete, I'll go for Wolfman. He's a dog. I can always distract him by throwing him a stick. LOL!

    Ali @ Autumn Moon

    1. Alison ~ Yeah, that was a new one to me too. Maybe kids are doing that somewhere, although I'd be surprised if a mall would agree to it. I guess trick-or-treating in a mall would be better than nothing if it was really cold or raining outside. Or in my state, sometimes snowing on Halloween! I know there are safety issues in some neighborhoods, so different indoor options are used. I just hadn't heard of a mall being one of those options.

      Haha! Yeah, as I said in the comment above, what is up with those new zombies? It makes no sense! Why are old half-dead things running faster than fully alive humans? Come on! I've liked some modern fast moving zombie movies, but it still doesn't make sense to me. So you'd be playing fetch with The Wolfman, hey? :) Why has no one ever tried that in the movies? Maybe there was a simple solution all along...

  5. I have to wonder why you skipped answering #5... was that a Freudian thing? ;)

    1. Mark ~ Oh! That's weird. I think that was more just an honest mistake thing! #5 happened to look a lot like #4 so I probably just spaced it. So... Would I rather be a vampire or a werewolf? That's difficult. It's depressing watching vampires in the movies go on existing in an undead form. Werewolves don't seem to be immortal, but then they usually get shot with a silver bullet before even getting to live a full normal length life. I'm going with vampire, for mainly superficial reasons. They usually look classy and cool while the werewolf is hairy and lumbering around the woods. How about you - which would you rather be?

  6. Vampires get to bite all the ladies on the neck in the old movies... I'm going with Vampire.

  7. Mark ~ True. It always seems like the vampires are having more fun than the werewolves! I'm trying to remember ever seeing a werewolf bite anyone in a movie, let alone all the attractive women. I've mostly just seen them chasing people and then getting shot with a silver bullet. I'm not sure what the high points of being a werewolf would be.