What Would You Choose

2013-1025 Creepy Doll 1To claim this post has anything to do with brain injury or adversity would be a huge stretch. However, answering questions in the post does require some decision making. I wrote this post specifically so readers could enjoy the spectacular makeup and movie magic of a television show that is aligned with the costume theme of Halloween. The NBC show from which the following clip was taken is called “Grimm.”

According to Wikipedia, the television show Grimm is about “Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau [who] learns he is descended from a line of ‘guardians’ known as ‘Grimms.'” Burkhardt’s primary goal as a Grimm is to maintain the “balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world called Wesen [pronounced vesen]. Throughout the series, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous [Wesen], with help from his friend Monroe [a reformed Wesen], and his partner Detective Hank Griffin.”

Your Turn

  • If money, time, and other resources were not important to your decisions what would you be for Halloween?
  • If it were possible to have superpowers what powers would you want and how would you use them?
  • If you were to write a Halloween-themed book for teenagers, what title would you choose?
  • If you were to write a Hallowen-themed movie for adults, how would you describe the movie in three or fewer sentences?

Thanks to NBC, Grimm, the actors and actresses who tranform in the clip, Wkipedia for proiding a synopsis of the show, the makeup artists, and all the other people who directly or indirectly made it possible for me to use the picture, text, and video I used in this post.


  1. I believe Decision Making is a social skill. Brain injury lacks social skills. I remember questions like this posed to some in rehab. A lot was “What would u do if…?”

    1. Angela, I just responded to your comment, but I do not see my response. There is a good chance that I somehow deleted it prior to sending, and there is an equally good chance I replied and just don’t see the response. If you see two similar responses, please understand I have difficulty seeing what I am doing. I like the “what if” questions as well. In fact, I like any question that challenges the brain whether or not the respondant has a brain injury. Questions are exercise for the brain. My view is that schools tend to teach us to do (standardized testing) rather than think. Questions remind us that some answers require thought. Thank you for sharing your comment. I hope to hear from you again soon.

  2. 1. Honestly Scott, I do not consider Halloween as a real holiday because of what it has evolved into over years and it seems to me that Parents and children these days do not have or follow any morals.In result, I do not put myself in that situation. For example, when I went trick or treating with my cousins last year the oldest one was a mummified Obama and the little one was Sponge Bob. Now, it is totally different. When I was younger, I did not even dress up. In conclusion, I do not really celebrate Halloween because in my opinion, it has evolved into a satanic holiday and parents and Children do not consider the decision they are making while

    1. Robyn, although Halloween may not be a “real” holiday, there is no doubt that in the United States, on the day generally refered to as Halloween, some people dress in costume and have a little more fun than usual. All I was trying to show in this post is how, with a little makeup and movie magic, it is possible to completely transform a person’s face. I was not trying to connect the post to brain injury or trying to support any demonic cult. I apologize if the post offended you. That was certainly not my intent. I hope you will continue posting your comments on this blog.

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