Year End Sock Hop

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Prefect Alan
- 12/14/2021 4:16pm

Are we holding the traditional sock hop in the gym before school finishes for the year?

I ask because some of our classmates have more than the usual human leg count, others have fewer than average, and the tentacled members of our community have none at all.

It can be difficult and embarrassing, both financially and physically, for them to fit in.

At the very least we should consider renaming the event to avoid offending those who can't wear socks, those who slither, and those to whom hopping is the normal means of locomotion.

After all we don't want a repeated of the time something released the shuggoths in protest at our perceived prejudice against invertebrates wanting to join the cheerleading team, do we?

Ms. Hazeltine
- 12/14/2021 10:20pm

Yes, I think it's a wonderful time to re-think our approach to the traditional Year End Sock Hop, @Prefect Alan.

Which is why, dear students, Prefect Alan is now official chairman of the Year End Sock Hop committee! And will no doubt make sure the Sock Hop is welcoming to all students, regardless of their relationship to socks.

And I'm sure Alan would love you to sign up for Socked Up Sock Hop Duties to make sure this year's event is the most spectacular ever!

Sign up via the clipboard hanging outside my office, or reply to @Prefect Alan directly.


A. Hazeltine
Student Activities Coordinator

Prefect Alan
- 12/15/2021 12:29am

As per Ms Haseltine, I'll be the contact point for the dance fest. Like all contact points these days, I'm disinfected regularly with sanitiser and present no viral threat to anyone who drops by the Prefects' Common Room with ideas.

The pep team have put a suggestions box by the canteen entrance. Drop your schemes off any time, but keep your fingers away from the opening.

We've already had music requests from the Old Ones, but this event is for students; the alumni can't be put in charge or it'll be nothing but "Cthulhu f'tahgn" and "Iä Shub Nigurath" all night. Thinking caps on, team!

We need volunteers to inflate the skins, torchlight for the invocation, as many drummers as we can get, and of course, sacrificial victims.

The date has not been firmed up so far, we're holding back until the peculiar alignment of the stars manifests, but there'll be a scream of triumphant terror to make everybody aware when we know more. Stay tuned!!

Please knock and wait to be called in, as we're only able to deal with one of you at a time. Don't worry about the stains outside.

Offerings are always welcome, but do not guarantee safe passage from your dimension to ours.

Students are reminded not to lick the ooze that creeps under the door. The prefects will not be held accountable if this rule is ignored.

Lia Bezos
- 12/15/2021 11:52am

I tried to knock... Trust me, it didn't work.
I got teleported to the gym! Right in the middle of splatterball. Now I have ooze all over me. Fix your dang door, prefects! But anyway, I suggest an intergalactic hula theme. We could have the leis from Zebador teleported over. Do you know the ones? Like, with the little beads that spout confetti? Extremely unorthodox for Hawaii, but I don't think anyone at our school is from there anyways.

Best Wishes,
Alan & Ms. Hazeltine!

P.S. Please fix that door. I still haven't gotten the smell out yet!

Blue Malva
- 12/27/2021 4:32pm

I think the original reason for having to take shoes off at the sock hop was to not scuff up the gym floor. But it has the added benefit of not stepping on each other's toes, or -- especially in my case -- being entirely crushed under foot.

That still does leave the danger of our cloven hoofed students taking a bite out of someone's tail, or if you have exceedingly large feet that are scaly and clawed.

For slow dances, we can just be careful, but what about in the mosh pit, @Prefect Alan?

Beatrice B
- 12/31/2021 5:22pm

Lines are already all the way around the gym! Sounds like they’re already planning on the intermodal interior enlargers, so nobody should get turned away. Also, body socks available at the door if you don’t have your own.

Beatrice B
- 1/2/2022 10:38pm

We didn't know the intermodal interior enlargers would detach. They were rated for maximum occupancy, but maybe it was something in Jack Rip's dance that caused the inertial couplers to... decouple like that.

The safety doors closed around some socks but it appears each of the interior space modals sealed safely, and have enough life support to last for at least as long as it takes to retrieve them from null space. So long as the students trapped in each one use the proper bio-reclamation protocols. Which can be a bit embarrassing in close quarters. But we all took that training in safety class, amirite?

Overall, pretty amazing first show. I'm happy with it. I'm asking @Prefect Alan about playing at the Valentine's dance.

Prefect Alan
- 1/5/2022 10:10am

Seasonal Salutations to one and all!

Sorry for being late to report back on the Sock Hop shenanigans, but it's taken us, the police, the clergy and medical staff until just now to make good and repair the gymnasium. Frankly, some of the stains I doubt will ever come out but, on the whole, a good time was had by most attendees.

The limited outbreak of trouble, it transpires, was down to the boys from Miskatonic U (the Delta Omicron fraternity, whose motto is "Not Variants but Deviants" were on our campus, hazing and waterboarding anyone who looked a likely future pledge), who spiked the punchbowl with Red Sarcophagus Liquor. When that hit a student body that was already crazily overexcited by mindless piping, shenanigans were bound to ensue. We've also heard that some of those attending had been smoking the Colour Out Of Space. Word is that a post-grad at The Faculty of Non-Euclidian Architecture and Dance got into the supplies cupboard, but there's little evidence, and sadly, after all the bloodshed, no living witnesses.

Still, Charles Dexter Ward played a banging techno set after the presentation of sacrificial victims, and once the altar had been wheeled away we were treated to an inspirational dub reggae set with Eldritch Dread at the controls. Hearts, limbs, and a few federal statutes were broken. Some sighed, some sang, some screamed in mindless terror as they tore out their own eyes.

Cannot WAIT for Valentine's Day!

Prefect Alan

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