The Halloween Tree is Eternal

What happens to the kids that saved Pip in The Halloween Tree? What happens when they grow up? Let’s not forget how they owe a year at the end of their lives to Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud. When they’re all grown up, do they carry on tradition? If they’re all moved away from each other, do they stay in touch? Do they celebrate Halloween as adults? In my opinion, the answer is a profound yes.

Maybe one of the friends settled down with Jenny? God I hope there’s no feuds. See what I think about? Lol! If you base these questions off of the book, there’s a total of 9 friends. I personally like the movie version (total of five kids). I remember watching it as a kid and recalling a lot of it growing up. Now as an adult, I still remember a lot of it, and here I am thinking of these questions. Why? Because I feel I am in their place. You damn right I celebrate Halloween as an adult. And I don’t mean dressing up in a cheap costume and going to a house party and all that. That’s not what the characters of The Halloween Tree would do.

The history and life lessons those kids learned at that young age will have them looking at the holiday as a day they witnessed the power behind Samhain, and all the supernatural forces we don’t see with the naked eye. They will never forget what happened on that night they saved their friend Pipkin. This is how they observe Halloween for the rest of their lives; they go out at night to celebrate LIFE. The origins of Halloween and its association with death, is a lesson to teach you not to fear it. Once you overcome that fear, death no longer controls you. Perhaps Moundshroud will see that on the last year of their lives and give them a pass as “you have learned and served well children.”

The let children of today and generations forward know about the true history of Halloween. Have them recognize it as Samhain if they wanna get down to the true roots of it all. For that the roots of the Halloween Tree are strong and deep. Uneducated adults look at the holiday as an excuse to party and dress skimpy. That’s not the essence at all. The portal to the other realms open on Halloween, don’t look like a treat to the beings of that realm… you will not like it. You need to trick them before they trick you… have fun tonight y’all. Stay safe.

Roots run deep…

Didn’t Realize

With this last stretch of summer heat left, it made me consider the following topic (sidenote, I remember by this time of the year as a kid, it was already cooler… Even cold. But anyway…). I didn’t realize how much this intake set up is slept on. Honda engineers of that era designed it to comply with the economy and at peak performance, as if they knew they were going to drive the Civic chassis in N1.

But outside of N1 regulations, some still rock the oem air box simply because it works, some even remove the filter completely.

I spoke to Brush Up Osaka and I was told that when their EG6 still had a B swap, they were using the OEM Honda filters in the air box 🤯

At various track events drivers will opt for the this setup. It’s as if it’s a homage to the N1 days, showing that “yeah I have the OEM air box and I’m passing you on the track” mentality. People will even put their own twist to it by adding a metal intake arm and/or wrapping the air box in heat reflective tape. You’ll even see it on cars that run the kanjo.

Joe’s EF (@carmakeacross) has a built B18C with Jun camshafts making 230hp. While utilizing the OEM intake arm and box.

Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.

At one point, the Real Time Racing DC2 ran a NSX air box.

Don’t knock it if it works. This set up isn’t for everyone, especially if your motor is built for high horsepower. But at the end of the day, give the car what it wants, not what you want. ✌️🙏

TRA KYOTO EF Civic
Top Gun ‘GOD HANDS’ EG6

When the Rockies turn blue, this Coors is for you 🥴
Fun fact, the couplers are arranged as a homage to Mugen Power
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JDM Blue-collar

Shout out to all blue-collar workers out there. The end of the year is coming up, make that hard work pay off; raises, bonuses, etc. I have been busy lately. My job is in the manufacturing field. By viewing these pictures, I can sense the hard work these folks put in. I know where y’all coming from. Peace world.

P.S.,

Kei Miura’s job is considered blue-collar as well…

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Endless Dream

💯💯💯!! This life is all we have. Let’s make it a good one.

Life is change. Lately I have been seeing changes everyday. A big part of my life is focusing on the happiness of my family and friends. Sometimes doing that can make you postpone your dreams, that’s quite ok, but never give up on them.

Prior to buying my Civic EG back in 2004, it was a life goal to possess one. Once I had my hands on one, my dreams of how I wanted it kept changing. Today I have it at a state where I want it. I add little things here and there, but the list has gotten smaller. It’s these goals and dreams that keeps me going, it’s my personal happiness. It’s an endless dream of mine. Forever adding little touches here and there. It’s no different from Kei Miura’s dream with TRA Kyoto, Nakai-san with RWB, and Kazuhiro with Osaka JDM.

So it doesn’t matter if your #lifebuild or project car is a storage unit for parts.

The point is to never stop dreaming after you reach your goal.

Peace ☮️✌️