As we open our mysterious crates and plug in our newly delivered devious contraptions, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what brought us to this beautifully strange place. Halloween 2014 finds us at a unique juncture, where friendships and creative lessons from years past crash headlong into future endeavors, possibly bringing bold new dreams to life. That, and we find it really fun to build crazy poop that freaks out the straights. By the weekend of October 10th, we will be ready to demonstrate the capabilities of Darkvale Laboratories to the hopefully easily amused masses. Boilers and generators, cables and hoses, gears, pistons, and cheap Halloween store foggers will be chugging away to create an entirely new experience for the suburbs of Southwest Orlando, and we look forward to the stunned expressions of the residents of a generally quiet and well behaved neighborhood. The HOA will give us no end of hell about this.