Yesterday I continued my yearly tradition of meeting trick-or-treaters in Tesla, my fox costume. Much candy was given out and also several happy hugs. I was almost joined by hazardous_roo
in his roo costume, but his workplace refused to give him the time off. Hazard was missed, not only by me, but also by the children as one cute little girl asked "Where's your friend the big bunny?"
The kids always seem to decide to call my fox "Foxy" - and that's OK. Some of them remember me from several years in a row. Also, this year one of the neighbors came by to chat and told me that the kids look forward to seeing my fox each year, so that was satisfying and heartwarming to hear.
The weather was ideal. I don't know how many kids visited - they arrive in packs and I never have time to count. No real problem teens this year, and several toddlers. The toddlers are so cute as they have to work so hard to find the courage to go up to the enormously oversize fox. They finally get close enough to receive their candy, then they don't want to leave and have to be towed away by mom and dad -- looking back at me the whole time.
My apologies to everyone for whom I seem to have disappeared. I've been busy with three big time sinks : MFF Preparation, Work load increase, and Ponies. By ponies, I mean MLP fanfics - I've read Past Sins
and Fallout Equestria
, two very awesome stories. Fallout Equestria is highly recommended for Fallout fans or anyone amused by the idea of ponies surviving in a violent post-apocalyptic wasteland. But beware - Fallout Equestria is now longer than Lord of the Rings and it is still growing.
But I'm taking a break from ponies for a while - MFF prep is now all consuming.