The Captain’s Quiz 4: Under Your Bed

Hey, folks!

I was especially excited last week to find that Paul, from The Captain’s Speech, posted another quiz for us bloggers to do. It’s been long overdue, and I’m ready to get going! Even though I’m not huge on Halloween, I’m happy to give this quiz a go. Let’s do this! 🙂


1. Rank your top five favorite Halloween candy and explain your choices.

  1. Reese’s peanut butter cups (and any of its variations): my favorite commercial candy in general, as it’s rich and hits that sweet tooth right on. Plus, who doesn’t like the combo of chocolate and peanut butter?
  2. Crunch bars: again, chocolate. And with texture from the crisped rice. Keeps your mouth and tongue tantalized!
  3. Twix bars: similar to Crunch bars, but with caramel. I’d eat this even if it wasn’t Halloween!
  4. Kit-Kats: no, don’t gimme a break– I wanna piece of dat Kit-Kat bar! 😉
  5. Peanut M&Ms: to round off the chocolate list. Not original M&Ms, but peanut M&Ms: I need that extra texture!

2. In horror films, the victim normally runs upstairs while the killer is chasing them around the house. If you were to write a “what not to do” handbook for future characters in horror films, what would your chapter titles be?

Chapter 1: Don’t abandon your friends when they’re injured when you’re looking for help (plot twist: you’ll get killed first).

Chapter 2: No sex in haunted houses! (like, why?)

Chapter 3: Don’t yell “Who’s there?” when you hear a noise (dude, no one’s going to respond, and you’re going to get killed)

3. If there was a monster under your bed, what would it look like?

It would look like black smoke, curling at the edges and ready to grab your ankles to suck you under into the Underworld *shivers*

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer follows a group of friends who are trying to keep the details of last summer under wraps, while being stalked by a killer with a hook. What is something you did this past summer that you did not share on social media?

Well, I’m trying to keep what I did this past summer under wraps, so I won’t be stalked, right? 😉

5. If you were to provide a trick instead of a treat, what would your trick be?

I actually do this every year, but when I show up to school/work dressed in my usual, everyday clothes, people ask me where my costume is. I tell them I’m dressed as a “high school student” or a “white-collar worker.” Very original, I know! XD

6. How long can you wear a Halloween costume before wanting to change into something else? Please provide a specific amount of time.

1 hour, 28 minutes, and 35 seconds. This was when I was much younger and still trick-or-treated. I would get into my costume, spend about an hour and 15 minutes walking around the neighborhood for candy, and return home to look over what candies I got for about 10 minutes before using the remaining 3 minutes and 35 seconds to get out of my costume and remove any makeup from my face.

7. What Halloween decoration could we, as a society, do without?

Honestly? The TP-ing that goes on from stupid teenagers. It’s a pain to remove all of that wasted toilet paper the day after (and with the pandemic having caused a TP shortage for a while, it really is annoying!).

8. The songs, “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” have really cornered the market on “background-song-for-a-slideshow-of-student’s-Halloween-costumes”. What song was at the top of the Billboard Top 100 list the year you started high school? (You can find this on Google). Did you like the song?

I started high school in 2007 and specifically, the songs from the Billboard Top 100 for that year in September was “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie, and “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” I was indifferent to the first song, but the latter two remain bangers to this day!

9. What is your favorite Halloween-themed movie?

Again, not the hugest fan of Halloween. But I found the Halloweentown series to be fun I was younger. And the Peanuts short “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was cute.

10. Bobbing for apples is a cliché party game that poses multiple health risks. If you threw a Halloween party, what activities would you provide?

Probably the traditional activities like pumpkin carving, roasting pumpkin seeds, etc. I’d also like to try making a homemade version of the over-hyped pumpkin spice latte (and save a few bucks on the Starbucks drink itself!).


1. Tell me a scary story.

Once upon a time, an insidious virus swept the world, destroying billions of people in its path. But what happened that was even worse was…no Internet connection to those who stayed at home away from the virus! Robbed of their lifeline to the world through screens, billions more perished.

2. Put two minutes on the clock. Type as much as you can about anything pumpkin related, before time expires.

PSL, seed, muffins, cupcake, cider, candle, lip balm, car freshener, pie, cake, donut, jack o’ lantern, roasted pumpkin dish, orange.

(I realize a lot are food-related!)

3. List all the costumes you’ve ever worn for Halloween.

Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Mulan, cowgirl, doctor, high school student, college student, Election Poll worker, government employee. 😉

4. Are you a scarecrow or a jack-o’-lantern?

I’m more of a scarecrow. I don’t think I’m very scary (although people have told me that I am intimidating with my resting bitch face), but I am thin, lanky, and kind of awkward. Which seems to fit the physical profile of a scarecrow more!

Thanks for doing this again, Paul! I can’t wait to see the results! 🙂

— The Finicky Cynic

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3 thoughts on “The Captain’s Quiz 4: Under Your Bed

  1. I really enjoyed reading this! My comments to your answers will come in the post tomorrow, but I’ll just say that your response to the song question made me do some Googling and I realized that Soulja Boy was 17 when that song came out. That is so baffling to me.

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