Pumpkin carving'have you ever thought about why we do it? It's a strange tradition for sure, but it becomes a little less otherworldly when you realize our friends from halfway across the galaxy have been putting faces on vegetables for even longer than we have.
You see, the Zee Zees didn't touch down on earth over night. The years of preparation for space travel was hard on the Zee Zees'the researching, the testing, the retesting'it's a lot to do for a species with a serious lack of opposable thumbs. But every year it was worth it, because every year they got closer to their dreams of space travel. That, and they had the annual Launch Party to look forward to.'
For one day of the year (that's like a week in earth time), all work stopped, and there was nothing but fun to be had. They played games, they sang songs (as best they could), and they ate food. Lots and lots of it. But it was, you guessed it'carving pumpkins'that the Zee Zees looked forward to above all else.
On the last night of the Launch Party, each Zee Zee hollowed out a pumpkin, and carved their vision for the rocket on the face of it. Every one was different, and in the bottom of every one sat a burning candle'in hopes that one-day, the fire would burn at the tailpipes of the finished ship with all the Zee Zees inside.
Of course, we all know how the story ends. The Zee Zees made it. For as much has changed in their move to earth, there's at least one thing that hasn't. All you have to do is look up and down the streets in your neighborhood late October to see what it is.