I mean, it's not even like I was the only person in costume or something.
Almost everybody at this “Superhero Costume Party” was in, you know, costume. Most were Halloween store level costumes, but I suppose in retrospect, I was the only one in a costume that covered their eyes, and true to form I did leave my mask on almost the entire time. But still, I was pretty much ostracized by the attendees until I got out of costume and sat in the corner doodling.
If I had known that so many people were going to find my Spider-man costume at this Superhero Costume Party "Creepy" or "Weird"
And come up to me to only tell me that it was such and that it was making them “uncomfortable,” (the universal explanation to my my response of “…I’m sorry?” being that since they couldn’t see my eyes, it that was just too “odd”) well, I would have just worn my Scarecrow. Then remarks like that would have been a mark of success, not a source of confusion that lead to me just getting out of costume doodling Rocket and Groot playing Flip Cup for the rest of the night.
By the way, here’s the “Creepy” Spider-man I was wearing.
“For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.”—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via teenager90s)
“Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation begets disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avoid interest.”—George Lass, Dead Like Me (via von-nihil)
“I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real.”—Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via larmoyante)