Why does CTAN now look like I'm on LSD?

The 31st of October is the day of a festival called Halloween. This custom was established long time ago to scare away ghosts by dressing up as spooky creatures oneself. It is common to decorate your house with horrifying accessories and since CTAN is the home of TeX it is all Halloween-themed today.



  • Draw a turkey, a pumpkin pie, or any other object traditionally associated with Thanksgiving
  • Seasonal Challenge (Contributions from TeXing Dead Welcome)

For a spooky browser game click here.

It is possible to return to the normal site skin on the site's user settings page (login not required).

I found the halloween skin (and especially the sound effects) quite tasteless.