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Halloween: The End of Travel

It’s been one hell of a month.

I’ve taken six plane rides, countless subway trains, two lyfts, walked dozens of miles, visited new places, met long-time friends for the first time, spoke with players from around the world, and produced a handful of interviews. It’s been a lot to process, and I’ve slacked on producing content for it, but it was an experience I’m glad I was able to scrape together.

Now that I’m at home, I can rest. I may be a sociable, but I’m not a social animal. I like doing my own thing; staying at home, work on articles, consume my latest media obsession, mostly anything I can do from a computer. I’ll be doing that a lot in the next few days as I try to get over a cold.

It’s fitting that my first day of reprieve is Halloween. It’s been one of my favorite holidays, and I think how I spend the day reflects my personality. I used to go out and trick-or-treat when I was younger, but around my teens I stopped going out. My highlight for the holiday turned into answering trick-or-treaters. Dressed as a pirate, Corey Taylor circa 2015, or whatever to compliment my mother’s costume, I answer the door with the enthusiasm of a first year theater student. I try to get some laugh from the kids–it’s my default approach to interacting with children.

So tonight as I take a breather from esports, and before I dive in next month with a renewed sense of purpose, let me just say Happy Halloween. This October has been special, and I’ll be celebrating that tonight as I’m left alone to handle trick-or-treaters as my parents go out for a date on my step-dad’s birthday.


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