Lunar eclipses throughout history have been viewed by some as harbingers of evil. Such a magnificent feat as the moon vanishing could only mean something bad was going to happen. The Chinese used to believe the moon was being swallowed by a gigantic dragon. Eskimos used to turn over their utensils to avoid contamination, and the Japanese used to cover their wells to prevent them from being poisoned. Why did the moon get such a bad rap?
There was a lunar eclipse last night, so I climbed up onto my apartment building’s roof to have a gander. It couldn’t have come at a better time, beckoning us in to Halloween weekend. Foul deeds are afoot, my friends. Keep your eyes peeled! Here are a few tips… ya know… just in case:
- Never venture outside into the darkness by yourself calling out your friends’ names as you look for them. You will just give monsters a target.
- If a monster has re-appeared, listen to the old guy that no one listened to the first time.
- Do your friends a favor, don’t appear suddenly from around a corner yelling “hey!”. Your friend is looking for a monster and trying not to get eaten, you giving them a heart attack won’t help.
- When being chased by a monster, be sure to run extra fast, so that when you trip you will have time to get back up and not be eaten.
- Never assume the monster is dead. In fact, even when your friend gets their face torn off by the monster, don’t think they are dead. They will probably come back and tear your face off.