As we move into the Fall season here in the midwest (and, yes, I’m aware that the official start of Autumn is in September by most calendars, but I’ve always felt like it isn’t real until after Halloween), the trees are changing color and the hours of daylight are getting shorter and shorter.  It’s probably my favorite time of year, not too warm, not too cold, just perfect for kicking back and reading with the windows open, all the while remembering that most Stephen King short stories start with such a tranquil scene.  For some reason, my mind always associates many horror stories with the season, and it’s easy to see how, in the days before we knew better, people worried that the warm times would never return.  Of course, that Stephen King analogy does beg a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would tell you about “N”, but then, you’d be part of the problem, asking: What pop-culture most defines the Autumn/Fall season for you?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Kirby
    November 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Voting once a day, and hopefully next year more of the MSPs will be in the other categories.

  2. November 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    Halloween and all the associated stuff. From when I was younger, the Treehouse of Horror episodes on the Simpsons, and other spooky stuff.

  3. Daniel Langsdale
    November 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    To me, autumn is all about harvest. So, even though it’s later autumn, I’m going to have to say “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”


  4. Kirby
    November 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Horror films in general always seem a very autumn thing to me.

  5. November 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    Halloween and the onslaught of scary movies on TV is one things. the other is the return or the start of the new season of television such as Walking Dead, Supernatural as well as the start of new wonderful shows.

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