when elfling learned what we meant when discussing carving our pumpkins, he freaked. apparently pumpkin, for that is its name as well as genus, is not to be treated in such a barbaric manner.
decorating pumpkin with stickers was suggested, as was: markers, paint, glitter, & the gluing of object upon it. all were deemed inappropriate, with various reasons given. it seemed that dear pumpkin was going to remain forever unclad, when elfling himself came up with an idea.
now did you ever see such a halloweenish (real word) pumpkin, i ask you?