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Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good thing he was a ghost!
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He really was a ghost? Has he always been a ghost?
"Good thing" for him? someone else? several others?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He really was a ghost? nope Has he always been a ghost? nope
"Good thing" for him? mainly this someone else? some of this several others? some of this as well
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not "Der Geist, der stets verneint", surely?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He "was a ghost" as in

He
was generally unnoticed?
moved quietly?
was easily forgotten?
was easily overlooked?
lacked physical presence?
was a "ghost-writer?"
is never around?
is scary?

He = human? animal? other?
He = adult? child? ageless?
He = male? relevant?

Other(s) for whom it was a good thing he was a ghost = human? animal? other?; relevant?

How many others relevant?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not "Der Geist, der stets verneint", surely? nope, nothing like that

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 05:45 am:

He "was a ghost" as in

He
was generally unnoticed?
moved quietly?
was easily forgotten?
was easily overlooked?
lacked physical presence?
was a "ghost-writer?"
is never around?
is scary? none of these! sorry

He = human? this animal? other?
He = adult? child? this ageless?
He = male? this relevant? not really

Other(s) for whom it was a good thing he was a ghost = human? this animal? other?; relevant? yes

How many others relevant? at most, four, but the child and one other are what the true focus is on
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he dressed up as a ghost?
for Halloween? Costume party?
Where others dressed as ghosts?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he dressed up as a ghost? yes
for Halloween? yes Costume party?
Where others dressed as ghosts? no and/or irrel
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got a rock.

Did his being dressed as a ghost lead someone else to do something good for him? To not do something bad? Was he able to use the costume itself in some way (e. g. he found himself in dire need of a bedsheet or something)? Did he unknowingly wander into a KKK meeting?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he (ironically) more easily seen because he was dressed as a ghost (white) and therefore was not, sya, hit by a car?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got a rock. Good grief!

Did his being dressed as a ghost lead someone else to do something good for him? NO To not do something bad? NO Was he able to use the costume itself in some way (e. g. he found himself in dire need of a bedsheet or something)? noish Did he unknowingly wander into a KKK meeting? no, he's not Archie Bunker ;)

By Chuck Raby (Wildcard) on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 07:37 pm:

Was he (ironically) more easily seen because he was dressed as a ghost (white) and therefore was not, sya, hit by a car? no
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the one other:
another child? an adult? gender relevant? if so male? female?

his ghost costume = traditional bedsheet with eyeholes? homemade? purchased? source of costume relevant? some other type of ghost costume? a particular ghost?

Was he trick-or-treating? attending a party? was the other relevant person at the same place? doing the same thing? Was the other person also in a costume? relevant?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the one other:
another child? an adult? yes gender relevant? no if so male? female? yes

his ghost costume = traditional bedsheet with eyeholes? NO homemade? NO purchased? YES source of costume relevant? no some other type of ghost costume? no a particular ghost? YES

Was he trick-or-treating? yes attending a party? was the other relevant person at the same place? yes doing the same thing? no Was the other person also in a costume? no relevant? yes
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His costume: one of the cheap Casper the Friendly Ghost costumes? (Basically a printed jumpsuit and a plastic mask.)
Mask relevant?
Was what he was wearing not a ghost costume as such, but he was dressed as "the ghost of someone" (eg. a Cavalier outfit and he was "Nearly Headless Nick", or a colonial outfit and he was "the Headless Horseman".)

The adult:
Any relation? if so, relationship relevant? if so: his mother? older sister? aunt? cousin? friend of his? friend of his parents?
She herself important? or just that there was an adult present?

Was she taking him trick or treating?

Is where he was trick or treating relevant? if yes, in a neighborhood? a suburb? a mall? an apartment building or complex? somewhere else?
Were they walking from house to house? driving from location to location?

Her not being in costume:
lack of entire costume itself relevant?
lack of mask?
Was she easily recognizeable? if so relevant?
Or just that she was in normal clothes? (Was she just in normal street clothes?)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His costume: one of the cheap Casper the Friendly Ghost costumes? (Basically a printed jumpsuit and a plastic mask.) no, it was somewhat more elaborate than that and BLOOPER ALERT, the question about whether he was a specific ghost should have been no
Mask relevant? yes
Was what he was wearing not a ghost costume as such, but he was dressed as "the ghost of someone" (eg. a Cavalier outfit and he was "Nearly Headless Nick", or a colonial outfit and he was "the Headless Horseman".) no

The adult:
Any relation? no if so, relationship relevant? if so: his mother? older sister? aunt? cousin? friend of his? friend of his parents?
She herself important? yes or just that there was an adult present?

Was she taking him trick or treating? no

Is where he was trick or treating relevant? no if yes, in a neighborhood? a suburb? a mall? an apartment building or complex? somewhere else?
Were they walking from house to house? driving from location to location?

Her not being in costume:
lack of entire costume itself relevant? yes
lack of mask?
Was she easily recognizable? yes if so relevant? no
Or just that she was in normal clothes? (Was she just in normal street clothes?) yes
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she the woman who he was trick-or-treating from?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yes
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 3:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she make a comment to him about his costume? relevant?
Could she tell that he was dressed as a ghost? Did she think he was dressed as something/someone else?
Did she give him a treat? relevant?
Was he trick-or-treating alone? relevant?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she make a comment to him about his costume? no relevant? no
Could she tell that he was dressed as a ghost? no Did she think he was dressed as something/someone else? no
Did she give him a treat? NO, lol relevant? YES
Was he trick-or-treating alone? not surerelevant? so no
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 2:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she blind?
Did she know he was trick-or-treating?
Did she know it was Halloween? Is it actually Halloween?
Is he the boy with Kevin Costner in "A Perfect World"?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 3:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she blind? no
Did she know he was trick-or-treating? NO
Did she know it was Halloween? NO Is it actually Halloween? yes
Is he the boy with Kevin Costner in "A Perfect World"? nice try, no
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 5:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the boy at her door at her residence trick-or-treating?
The date was Oct. 31? and she didn't know it was Halloween?
Is the time period relevant? Is the location relevant?
Is this before Halloween and trick-or-treating became "traditions" (for lack of a better term)? Is she new to the country or area she now lives in, and isn't familiar with Halloween or it's "traditions"? Did the boy (and his family) move to a country or area where Halloween isn't, ummm, "celebrated", as it was where he moved from?