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'Weenie08 SW Random Q Answers

Posted by SultryWolf, 05 September 2008 · 57 views

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Hey, I’m just gonna skip any questions which I don’t find relevant (meaning they’d give no useful info to a Witch one way or the other) and anything that I feel was adequately covered elsewhere. Do feel free to ask if I’ve left out something that you would like to know!

Happy to get stuff from etailers I haven’t mentioned (assuming that it otherwise falls into the stuff-I-might-like category)! Perhaps I just haven’t heard of them yet!

Do you have an esty shop? Nope!
What are your two favorite etsy shops? There’s too much awesome variety to pick.
Do you knit/crochet? Do you need any supplies? I do not. I “know how” to knit, but haven’t the patience for more than a few rows.
Do you like lip balm? If so, do you like tinted, glossy, sparkly, pearly or just plain lip balm? Love it all. I’m not always happy with the “flavors” because they can seem so juvenile, but it’s not enough to stop me buying/using/enjoying flavored glosses! Naturally, anything flavored with a flavor I don’t like – viz., coffee or watermelon – is out. Love glitter and shiny.
What kinds of eye shadows do we all like? My favoravoravorite is Urban Decay. :lol: I would probably like MAC but haven’t tried any :lol:
video games? platform? do you like used games? We have an XBox 360, but don’t play a heck of a lot. We have all the Guitar Heros and Rock Band 1; those are our favorites. We have a few other games (Marvel Alliance, The Order of the Phoenix, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Simpsons …). What we don’t have and would like to try are some of the hand-to-hand combat games. Used is great!
Have any of you ever received a book from a Witchy and loved it so much you ended up buying a copy for a later Witchee? No, but I could see this happening. Love books, love to share them.
Bandaids: do you like the fun and funky ones? Yes!
English candy/tea/marmite or other stuff that you love and can't easily get outside of England? I don’t know of anything in particular, but I’ll try anything.
Fanfic as a gift - yay or nay? Your fandom? Slash preferences? Sure! I’m not anti-slash, but I’m not big on romance of any kind being the main purpose of the story: I like action, danger, fighting, or some sort of mystical quest or event. Fandoms: Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, any Joss Whedon, any Marvel Universe, Beastmaster, Tarzan,
Are you a Trekkie? If so, which series do you prefer? Do you have a favorite character? Big fan (though not a convention-goer). I have to give the nod to The Next Generation for favorite. Favorite character is more of a challenge, but I’m going to go with Odo.
Who here is a complete, over the top, Alice in Wonderland fanatic? Definitely not over-the-top. I enjoyed the books, and appreciate why there are over-the-top fans. Just hasn’t hit me that way.
How do people feel about receiving baked goods/kits to make said goods? Or other cooking items? Would you enjoy oil or vinegar flavored with herbs grown at home? Strange and exotic spices with recipes to try? Cookies made with carnation petals? I don’t cook much. A kit might be fun. Also, don’t use a lot of oil. Carnation petal cookies, now – the best baklava I have ever had was made by a 17-year-old Armenian girl I worked with; she used carnation syrup instead of honey – made the syrup herself from carnation petals, wow. And I’ve never had or seen anything with carnation since. I’d love to try them.
How do you scent yourself? Do you layer soaps, moisturizers, etc. or do you go straight to slathering your bod with BPAL? Even BPAL is mostly for going out. There are many scent-sensitives here at work (myself among them) so we try to keep aromas to a minimum.
I’m not much for layering; If I’ve used a scented bath product or lotion, I usually let it wane rather than adding another scent.
Do you/how do you scent your world? Candles, incense, diffusers, potpourri? None of the above? The occasional candle to set a romantic or festive mood.
What movie soundtracks (or scores) do you love? Checking the iPod … I’ve got a Godzilla collection (comprising selections from six or seven movies); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (though I’m finding I don’t love just-the-soundtrack as much as I did the movie); Anastasia (the animated version); songs from The Jungle Book, Lady & The Tramp, The Little Mermaid; and TV shows, too: Rome, Dexter, The Tudors, Buffy, Sherlock Holmes, The Simpsons . . .
Every once in a while I think about putting Camelot and Kismet on there, but haven’t gotten around to it. See, again with the broad taste!
What manner of affordable Witchery might you covet? Anything homemade, used, regifted, a kind word,
Leaving this whole statement in for context!!
Also, a question. I [cyphersushi] make cellphone charms from glass beads and I was wondering if people would be interested to have them sent to their witches? I want to send one to my own and the only way I can be sneaky is if other withees are also getting small packages from sweden The way I hope it would work is of people send me money for shipping (not much since they are so small) and maybe a donation towards materials I make and send out danglies. I would put a limit of 10 or so to not be in over my head. Would this be interesting for people? Am I making sense? If this is something my Witch would like to get for me, I’d love one, and my phone can take it. I have a Skelanimals on there right now.
Who are your forum buddies? People you know well enough online or IRL to help your Witch pick out stuff for you? GypsyRoseRed and SueDonym. Also, contact my husband (not a forumite) at campscott@earthlink.net if you want/need input or conspiracy from him!
Does the weather change where you are, as in, does it get cold in the winter? Anyone need homegrown scarves, hats, mittens, etc? Not much change here in Los Angeles. It gets a little cooler, but can just as easily heat up again. 80s in October is not unusual.
What is your favorite art movement and/or style? Love Pre-Raphaelites, “Flemish” (Van Dyke, Breugel, Bosch), Rembrandt and Dürer (especially etching or drawing, as opposed to painting)
Do you have a case for your mp3 player/digital camera? If you would want one, what size is your digital device? My iPod is pretty well-dressed. However, if my Witch ran across a fun, interesting, or otherwise perfect-gift of a case, I would welcome it lovingly – the iPod’s a Video Classic.
For tea drinkers, do you bag it or prefer loose? I enjoy both. Plenty of capability to use loose.
How do you feel about having a donation made in your name to something? If you like that idea, what types of organizations/groups would you want the donation to go to? This is always welcome!! I mentioned a few of my favorite organizations on my questionnaire. Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue ( http://www.donkeyrescue.org/ ) is another. Your local wildlife rehabilitation center would also be a good choice.
Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind/style? My day-to-day watch is a blue and silver Timex Expedition, and it desperately needs a new strap.
If you could have dinner/drinks/coffee with any 3 living people that are not your family/friends already, who would they be? Um … Thich Nhat Hanh, Ivanka Trump, Temple Grandin.
Oh! Re: office supplies, I should have mentioned that I love “mini” stuff – tiny staplers, pens, hole punch … they don’t last as long, but they sure are cute!!
Tattoos! Do you have em? Do you want em? Whatcha got or getting? Three so far, more planned. Lizard on my ankle; sunburst (half Egyptian, half Modern) on my foot; wedding ring (no picture). Next, an Anpu (better known by the Greek name of Anubis) on my right outer high-ankle; eventually, I’ll get a Djehuty (better known by the Greek name of Thoth) on the inside. All my tattoos are my own design, with the artist having some artistic freedom. Might get the Anpu next week in Vegas, but I’ll probably be too busy.
What about the halloween scents? What ones are people loving? Craving? Have tried, want to try? , etc... Or any Halloween-ish or autumn scents from other sites your dying for?? The pumpkin and apple scents don’t appeal, but there’s so much more variety this year! For sure I’ll be getting Graveyard Dirt 08, The Goblin Rider, The School-House, and The Witching Time of Night. I’m interested in Day of the Skulls, The Death of Autumn, Meditation in Autumn, but hope to sniff them before deciding (I have got to stop just ordering stuff !!)
What is one item that you've wanted forever, could have afforded, but have never gotten and why (haven't you gotten it!)? Nothing specific comes to mind. I often talk myself out of something for one reason or another (often because I’m too lazy to go get it). This is a great question, though!
Who here prefers stylus and ink to ballpoint? Anyone invested time and effort into calligraphy or proper Victorian writing? My father was a professional artist (draughtsman at the time I knew him, but he also did cartooning), and when I was little and he was teaching me, we used nib-pens and ink. So I’m fairly facile with them, but really prefer free-flowing barrel ink pens (mmm, Sakuras!).
What about stationery? Need some? What styles do you like? I’m afraid I’m not much of a letter writer. Who doesn’t love pretty papers!?! But I don’t need any.
Do you decorate for Halloween? At home, only if we’re having a party (and we’ve had some fun ones!). Actually, I take that back. I have been meaning to decorate my bathroom thematically – and thereby develop a discipline of storing the little items by holiday instead of stuck in this or that drawer or box. Maybe I’ll start with this Hallowe’en!!
At work, I usually put up a plastic pumpkin or two and maybe a bat garland.
For witches who love Halloween and decorate for it, when do you start and when do you take it down? I’m thinking to start on the 1st Oct and tear down on the 5th Nov.
Bats, cats, skeletons, monsters, vampires, witches or what other ghoulies do you prefer? I love ‘em all! Soft spot for mummies, of course. And werewolves because they are just misunderstood doggies. And skeletons because I love bones.
Do you dress up? I used to dress up every year, work or not, only person there in costume or not, but it gradually fell by the wayside (especially as laboratory-safe costumes can be tricky!) Hubby and I both love to do costumes, though, and will leap eagerly at any party invite.
Do you like horror flicks? Yes. I’ve nothing against the slasher type, and there’ve been a few good ones, but in general I like best the Universal classics and the Hammer Films stuff. And all the Vincent Price stuff.
If you have a garden/planter box, what do you grow? We have a patio, but it’s hard to keep stuff alive out there. Tricky combination of light and heat exposure. We’re planning to redo the patio with some statuary, rocks, maybe some cacti.
What incense scents do you prefer? Not a big incense fan.
How is your bottle/imp storage situation? Getting pretty tight. I have bottles in cardboard divider boxes which originally held glass vials here in the lab where I work; imps are in ammo boxes, with space to grow in each box, but I’m out of empties. Everything is in a couple of dresser drawers in the bedroom.
What was your favorite ghost/scary/campfire story growing up? Of the make-em-jump variety, I didn’t really do those.
Of scary/creepy stories in general, the onese I reread and reread as a child were: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, anything by Poe, So Once Was I by K.M. Peyton, and a short story called “God Grante That She Lye Stille” by Cynthia Asquith.
Bugs? do you like 'em or not? Love insects and spiders of all varieties, especially spiders and scorpions.
Fiber allergies/sensitivities? No.
What keywords do you use when searching for items for yourself on Etsy? Hmm. Depends on what I’m looking for, and how much time I have to scroll through the results! Like when I was looking for a wallet, I typed in “wallet”; but for browsing, keywords such as “dog”, “raven”, “maille” … lots of results, but so much great stuff!
Halloween. Do you like it kooky or creepy? I feel that the holiday ought to be creepy to honor its lineage, but some of the kooky is too fun to ignore.
Reserved or Raunchy? Pretty raunchy.
Earth, Wind, Fire or Water? Earth.
Tea or Coffee in the morning? Black tea. I cannot stand the aroma or taste of coffee.
Fruity snacks or chocolate? Fruity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would you accept art? I’d love it. The original question requested a sample, but, gosh, I’m just not that picky! And I’m not even judgemental about how “good” something is : I love “folk art”; any heartfelt expression! I do have a particular fondness for pen-and-ink.
Antiques or Brand New? Either; love the mystique of antique.
Crossword puzzles? Other pencil puzzles? I love ‘em, the ones having to do with words. Numbers are ‘work’ for me and much less fun.
Favorite artist? Rembrandt, Dürer, Breugel, Bosch - especially drawings and etchings. I also really like the Pre-Raphaelites in general.
Favorite poet? Ernest Dowson
What is your favourite autumnal-seasonal drink? I didn’t know there were seasonal drinks. Well, except for Egg Nog, but that’s Winter. Oh! You mean, like, hot mulled cider, right? I don’t hate it, but wouldn’t seek it out.
Meaningful symbols Any of my animal totems (see my blog); Pharaonic Egyptian symbology; almost anything naturey
Favorite Book I couldn’t possibly name one.
What size socks do you wear? My shoe size ranges from ladies 9-10. I have beefy calves, so ladies knee socks generally don’t fit them; not that I wear them very often anyway.
How about hat size? Will have to check.
Do you read comics? Which ones do you love and which can't you stand? Hubby and I are both big comics readers. I can’t think of any that I can’t stand! We’ll pick up whatever looks interesting – Marvel, DC, Dark Horse … I’m kind of more a Marvel girl (ha! Pun!), but have a soft spot for Batman. My current subscription list at TFAW includes: all the Whedon stuff (Angel Season 6, Buffy Season 8, Serenity), The Incredible Hercules, Mouse Guard, Gargoyles …
What's your favorite type of music to hear live, rather than recorded? Ooh, good question! I’m a lot less picky about live music than recorded (and I’m not very picky about recorded music, so … ). I love the immediacy of live music, the interaction with the audience. Also, I have this theory that music is actually a fourth dimension – and you really only get that when it’s performed live.
Okay, to try to answer the question: jazz (as broad a “style” as that is).
What is one (only one) object that you collect, that totally goes against your personality or beliefs? I love this question … but I don’t have a good answer.
I think everything I have does reflect my personality and beliefs – a personality which is a mass of contrasts! I think nothing of watching a shoot-em-up action thriller after an afternoon of shamanic meditation.
By nature are you a morning lark or a night owl? The short answer is night owl – but I have trouble staying up very late. My body wants me to go to sleep at 10pm, even if I’ve napped until 8pm. Sigh.
Where are a few of your favorite places? London, Luxor, Wisconsin
Are you active on any other boards/forums? Not lately.
What would you tell yourself 6 months in the past about 2008 so far? Another fun question for which I don’t have a good answer. Maybe, “Get your plane ticket now so you don’t end up flaking and not seeing your Mom until the end of the year.”
One minute of fame I’d sing. I love to sing, and have a good voice, but The Terror overtakes me and I freeze.
Fall babies Not I – but didn’t we have fun wishing eachother Happies last round? I felt all glowy seeing my own Birthday thread keep popping up with new messages! *wipes tear* :eek: My girldog, Gracie, though is an early-Oct Libra; we celebrate on the first and you can be sure I’ll be doing it up big!
Soap addict Not so much the soap – I’ve had to really think about new Villainess scents, because I use so little – but I am hoooooooked on Villainess scrubs, and go through them at quite a clip.
Kilts Love em! Not really my style, though, so I’d feel awkward. I would love Hubby in one; I wonder if he’d try it?




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