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spookymomi:

So Yotsu and I made a late night/early morning grocery store run.

I peeked into the lobster tank, and saw that one of the lobsters was eating the tail meat from another lobster.

I imagine that other lobster was dead, but it just really squicked me out, seeing the cannibal lobster.

Is that normal for lobsters?

I have no idea and so put this question to more peoples.

queen-mickey-the-sass-master:

frankschlongbottom:

guys how do you cite a meme in MLA

That’s a toughie. You could probably try to find the origin of the meme online and cite it the way you would a website/webpage, like this, or how you would cite an image used, which I think would fall under “Digital Files” here

I’m not really a writer where I have to source often, so I hope this helps.

I really hope you legitimately wanted help with this because I’d feel really silly for responding seriously and my feelings would be hurt okay bye now.

Trick or treat ettiquite in the US

realsocialskills:

cavesofaltamira:

realsocialskills:

deaf-hitman:

realsocialskills:

In most areas in the US, it is traditional for children to go trick-or-treating on the evening of Halloween (October 31st). This means that they put on a costume and go door to door asking for candy.

If you put up Halloween decorations, or you have your porch light on, people will assume that you welcome trick-or-treaters and will be annoyed with you if you don’t give them candy. If you have no Halloween decorations and turn your porch light off, most people will leave you alone (but you will probably get a few obnoxious people trying to demand candy anyway, and possibly a few kids who don’t understand that rule).

When you give out candy at home on Halloween, it’s considered acceptable to wear either a costume or normal clothing. If you wear a costume while giving candy to trick or treaters, make sure that it is not sexually suggestive. (Suggestive costumes are ok at Halloween parties for adults, and are likely to be considered ok on the street, but they’re not ok to wear if you’re interacting with children.)

The expected candy to give out is miniature (“fun-sized”) candy bars or other small, individually-wrapped candly. You can get bags of appropriate Halloween candy at grocery stores, drug stores, and many other kinds of stores before Halloween. Candy you give out needs to be individually wrapped because most children are taught that it is dangerous to accept unwrapped candy. Most children are also taught that it is dangerous to accept homemade treats.

Do not invite trick or treaters inside. Children are taught that it is dangerous to go into a stranger’s house. (A partial exception -
in some communities it is considered acceptable to set up a haunted house in your home and invite trick or treaters to walk through it. Figuring out whether or not this is ok is complicated, and it is easy to get wrong and end up seeming really creepy. It’s the kind of thing that’s only likely to be ok if you’re in a neighborhood where people know each other, you are friends with the parents in the neighborhood, and kids already spend time in your house. Don’t do it if nobody knows you.)

The easiest way to distribute candy is to keep a bowl by your door and to drop a piece into each trick or treater’s treat bag. One piece of candy is enough; people will be pleased if you give more than one piece. Some people let kids pick their candy from a bowl with a variety of candies in it. If you do this, some kids will take more than one piece, and it’s best not to get too upset or confrontational about it. (If you can’t tolerate kids doing that, it’s better to just put the candy in their treat bag yourself, which is considered completely acceptable.)

It’s ok to compliment costumes. It’s considered rude to say anything critical about them. If you can’t tell what someone is dressed as, it can be ok to ask, but you have to be careful about tone. (“Who are you?” or “What are you dressed as?” is more likely to be ok; “What are you supposed to be?” is likely to be heard as insulting, especially if you sound annoyed.)

It’s probably better to err on the side of not calling a kid’s costume cute, because kids who are old enough to understand what cute means are often sensitive about not being perceived as little kids. If you want to compliment a costume, “cool”, “creative”, “pretty”, and “beautiful” are more likely to be appreciated. Or something specific, eg “Wow, I love superheroes!” or “That’s an awesome shade of blue.”

Be careful about assuming gender - some kids dressed as Batman might be girls, and some kids dressed as unicorns might be boys. (Eg “What a lovely Rainbow Dash costume!” is better than “What a lovely girl!”).

Trick or treaters are often accompanied by parents. It’s not considered necessary to give candy to parents. When teenagers take children trick or treating, it’s good to also give candy to the teenagers (especially if they are wearing a costume). It’s no fun to watch younger siblings get candy without getting any yourself.

That’s about what I think I know about giving candy to trick or treaters. What did I miss?

deaf-hitman said:

In my community, it’s also considered perfectly normal to leave the bowl of candy out on the porch, with the porch lights on, and a sign that lets trick or treaters know they can help themselves. (Lots of people also write “Please take one,” or “Please take two.”) It’s a good idea if you want to pass out candy to the trick or treaters but either can’t keep getting up to answer the door, or if all the interaction is draining. Plus, in my experience, kids don’t mind it at all. It’s much faster than waiting at the door, which means they can keep moving for more candy!

realsocialskills said:

Oh, right. I forgot about that. The one thing about that is that it’s very likely that some kids will take all the candy quickly. So it’s worth paying attention to whether it’s running out so that you can turn your porch light out once the bowl is empty.

cavesofaltamira said:

I have seen some people give out the standard size candy bars or even money but it’s usually in a smaller neighborhood where everyone knows each other. Sometimes people also give out “grab bags” with candies and small toys like spider rings or novelty items like fake insects or rubber rats, bags of popcorn (sometimes orange and black-colored), miniature cans of soda, and small bags of snack food like potato chips or cookies (pre-packaged and store-bought of course). Be mindful of children with allergies or sensitivities to gluten, nuts, etc. so be sure to have other options for them and check allergy warnings on food labels.

You can also sometimes get trick or treaters asking for donations for charities - be sure to have some change to give to them if you wish to donate.

Also if you have pets, I would probably suggest keeping them inside if they’re jumpy or easily excitable around people regardless of how friendly they are with them or not. My dog is really great with children and just people in general but he gets really excited to meet people and if we open the door, he will escape between your legs and run out like he’s going to attack but actually he just wants to greet them - which has scared and angered some families before. You can’t really assume what someone’s past experiences with animals are, especially if they have dealt with trauma related to dogs.

For that we ended up taking out the screen on one of the front windows and just handing kids candy from the window. That way we can hand out candy but also the dog doesn’t scare off any kids. Generally keeping them contained somewhere in the house will do just fine though, just make sure they have access to their food/water until trick or treating is over. Having another person to watch them and take them out if they have to go outside to go potty while you’re serving kids helps.

Also if you own a black-colored cat, keep them indoors since black cats are considered “evil” or “unlucky” by certain superstitious people if they see one on Halloween and someone may want to harm them.

You can also sometimes get teenagers to your door asking for candy - certain neighborhoods frown against serving teenagers but you can make that decision on your own. Usually if they’re wearing a costume and they’re with a group of friends from school, it’s okay.

realsocialskills said:

I agree that it’s a good idea to keep your pets inside, especially big friendly dogs who will get in people’s faces when they come to the door. (I don’t know if it’s true that black cats are in higher danger than others on Halloween, but it’s a good idea to keep *any* cats inside when the neighborhood is about to be flooded with a lot of unfamiliar people who may or may not be nice to cats.)

If you can give people the full-sized candy bar, it will make kids very happy. But it is not necessary and it gets expensive if you have a lot of trick or treaters. Fun sized candy bars are fine.

It’s good if you can provide options for people with allergies, but it’s also good to be aware that parents of kids with allergies usually have ways of dealing with trick or treating. If you don’t have the spoons to investigate allergy information, it’s still ok to participate, and you won’t be endangering anyone.

I agree that it’s totally ok to give candy to teenagers (I definitely would myself), especially if they are wearing costumes (so long as they aren’t doing obnoxious things like pushing little kids out of the way or wrecking up people’s decorations.)

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comeonthen-sexy:

comeonthen-sexy:

i didn’t realise shit didnt have to be as hard as it was

shout out to all of you downplaying tough times

speak up, get help

aight this post is up at 370 notes and counting; I never thought it would get so much attention and i just wanted to thank everyone who’s shared it around

if this helps just one person keeping quiet like I was then i’ll be overjoyed. everybody stay safe yeah

I needed to see this

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