Edit: Working on fixing my wishlist so it may be in progress but it's here! https://www.wishlistr.com/coltostallion
Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it) No thank you
Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? Body cream, soap and body scrubs are always fun, scentwise OM, Tombstone, Rook & Raven and Opium Den
Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? I really liked the Book of Spells hand lotion from... I think it was Poison Apple Apothecary?
Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? No thank you
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? No thank you
Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? Meh
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? Nope, won't be participating
I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) Not that into jewelry
Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? Definitely! Ankle high preferred generally
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/ I don't really wear nail polish
Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! Not really much into knitted things to be honest
If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.; can you use a flash drive)? In these words by Neko Kichiku but that's all I can think of... I have a kobo and windows and can use a flash drive
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? No thanks
Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? Vials and labels would be nice!
Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? Yes to spooky stuff! Maybe not bigfoot and aliens... unsolved mysteries, sure
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? I'm going to be honest... I've been so busy I haven't looked >.<
How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? Don't really use them
Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Short answer, no
Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Neither?
Does anything from either of these shops interest you? The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency Not so much, no
Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Something to eat? I'm a fatass
What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? New board/card games. I don't need them... but I want them... but I don't NEED them.
Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). Nope
Coffee or Tea? Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? Do they have a tea to make angry intestines happy? Last person I asked that looked at me like I was crazy but I still hope
What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I don't know that I could choose one of my wishlist that I want most... I know I want more of Boadicea but as for something I desperately want to try... there's too many
For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? N/A
Teeturtle - I do love Halloween shirts, I like the 'Tis the Season and Most Wonderful Time of the Year ones especially
Criobru - I don't know... maybe?
Indie Makeup - I know nothing about makeup and don't really wear it so... no real feelings?
Scooby Doo - I don't like it but I don't hate it?
New things this year - Within the last year I got into cross-stitch, Yuri on Ice and translating
K beauty - widely available here and generally not too interested
Hand painted container - Sure, I have a display thing for my bottles but there is a little bit of overflow now
Coffee/Tea - I don't drink coffee at all and only occasionally tea. I don't have a few tea bags for loose leaf teas (too lazy for a strainer >.>) but I could use a few more of those perhaps.
Moonalisa - The misters, lotions and sugar scrubs look nice. Smell wise I'd be interested in Conjuring Room, Mabon, Sweetgrass and Smoke, the Witching Hour, Kyphi Magic, Witches Circle and Green Witch.
Halloween Wreath - No thank you
Haus of Gloi - soap, lotion or scrubs are always a yes for me. Scent wise Apothecary, Cozy Sweater, Haus Amber and maybe A Place in Space
Cocoa Pink - same as above, for smells Black, Black Widow, Egyptian Musk, Glowing Eyes or Lucid Dreaming sound nice
Stationary - basics are always useful
Lush - I like lords of misrule and soaps
Future Primitive - I'm always open to soap, lotion and scrubs.
UK things - I was just in the UK but I can't think of anything in particular... maybe those um... caramel wafer bar things? I can't remember the name >.< te..tenny's?
Podcasts - The only one I really listen to is My Favorite Murder. Stuff from that would be cool! Or suggestions for other podcasts even
Nui Cobalt- I don't really see anything in particular I'd want
Halloween Candles - No thank you
ILNP - I RARELY paint my nails, but those chromes do look really cool I am a bit tempted to try them
Hobbies/Crafts - Nothing in particular actually
Spell Kit/Magic Tea - I don't know anything about them to be honest
Poetry - Generally pretty meh on poetry tbh
Handmade Critters, etc. - Maybe? I'm not sure to be honest
Yarn - No thanks
Donations - There's a lot of places in the states that could use a LOT of help right now and I couldn't even hope to make a comprehensive list... but I would definitely appreciate donations to them
Last two updates - I've been away for almost a year so I have very little idea about the most recent ones, I'll try to catch up but just know I'm a sucker for anything leather/spice and food/flower/fruits are my no-nos.
How do you feel about nail wraps? - I wouldn't have the first idea how to use them lol
if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - I don't use many knitted things
If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? - I literally have no idea... I will think on it
If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? - I would want to go way back to see things that no longer exist, like the library of Alexandria or things like that
If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? - No idea...
Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. - No thanks
Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? - Hmmm gonna have to go strong maybe? I am in the process of cleaning out my closet so it seems dangerous to say anything else
Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? - Nothing specific that I can think of
Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? - I don't like foody smells but maybe the orange vetiver one could be good
What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? - I like bats, organs, blood, body parts, things like that. I'm not as fond of witches and cutesy things.
Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? - I eat far more candy than I should lol. I am not a fan of candy corn but most things dark chocolate and/or caramel will be loved as long as they DON'T have nuts (including coconut) or fruit
Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? - No thanks
Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? - No thanks
Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? - I don't know what some of those things are but I do have a use for hair stuff. I use those like... wrap around hair ties? a lot because the normal circle type don't work as well with my hair which is super long and fine.
What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? - I'm always up for local stuff! Honey... I'm not sure if it can be sent to Japan? So maybe not that just to be safe
Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? - Not in the right area
Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? - No eyelashes probably but anything else, sure
How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? - I usually just use pandora
Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? - I like real books but don't have space so I prefer on my Kobo (.pdf or .epub best but .mobi can work too). I like urban fantasy, mm, normal fantasy, etc but I'm up for anything
Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? - I have an oil warmer and a resin burner. I... may be able to use one of those for wax but I haven't actually checked... I'll have to look into that. I use frankincense, myrrh and dragons blood in the resin burner a lot so anything with kind of a spicy sent like that I like.
Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? - I'm not into any crafts at the moment so will have to say not at the moment
Like beer/booze/wine? What styles most appeal to you? - I don't drink so no
Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! - Hmm maybe not
For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? - I don't watch many movies but I do like fan made merch
Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- I play FFXIV mostly, I still need to finish FFXV too. I haven't looked into anything recently just for lack of time
How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? - Not into scarves
Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? - No one but me
Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? - In order of most to least interesteing: Blood Bond, Hokum, Embalmed Mummy, Headless Horseman, Mummy Tomb Incense, Christopher, Sisters of the Moon, Dark House of NAVA, Polter-Guests
Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) - Not too much
Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? - no thanks
Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? - I have never been to a trader joe's so hit me up with whatever pumpkin nonsense
Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? - I do bake, usually just cookies. I make molasses crackle, gingerbread or chocolate chip normally but if you have a new recipe along those lines I'd be interested!
I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? - No thanks
What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. - Hmm, I'm pretty open to anything... maybe something to eat?
Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? - No thanks
Favorite gemstones? - lapis lazuli, turquoise, black opal, sapphire, emerald
If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? - definitely not big and gaudy, and not chunky either I would think. I like things that are tribal/gothic/or just generally unique
Any love of pirates or SCA? - I'm not sure what SCA is, but I like pirates
Is there anything you would like from Disney World? - No thanks
Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? - I'm a casual fan, I'm in Ravenclaw
How do you feel about chokers? - I like them
I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! - I don't mind lavender at all, it's one of the more acceptable flowers But I'm generally so-so on it
are you into divination? - I am not
World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? - Sure, why not
Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? - Nope!
Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? - I'm always up for soap lol Let's see, sex machine, blackbeard, zombie repellent or sandalwood + amber sound nice!
It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? - I don't wear wool or really particularly thick socks. Other than that I generally like ankle or a little above, the no-show type are nice too but they tend to slip on me for reasons I will never understand. Nothing knee length or above I would say too.
Would you be open to previously-loved books? - Always
What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? - I love partials
So what are your favorite fandoms? - I'm deep into Yuri on Ice, but also like FFVII (Zack especially), FFXIV, Majin Tantei Loki Ragnarok, Tiger & Bunny and a few pokemon (Arcanine, charizard)
Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com - I love think geek, but I often have a hard time choosing a particular item or two to say I want Just glancing through I like the Winged Gladiator Sandals and a full half of the board games including epicquest and punderdome or even disturbed friends.
Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? - Not that I can think of? I think I mentioned I don't like anything with nuts/fruit in it there but that's maybe worth restating.
If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. - Full on medieval. Heavy oak furniture with pretty carvings, rich but simple colors, just a touch gothy.
Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? - No thanks, I don't use them
BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) - No thank you
Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? - I don't really know much about Broadway musicals to be honest
I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? - I can't think of anything specific right now
I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? - Same as above
Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? - I'm always open to soap
Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. - Nothing that I can think of... there's a shop somewhere making Otabek Acrylic Stands but I can't remember the name of it >.<
Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! - Hmm that's tough. If I lived in a house I would buy furniture. Where I am now, hmmm. Probably a nendroid sized leather jacket and just a bunch of really cool jewlery lol
See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? - I love pumpkin spice so any of that <3 I do NOT like apples, so none of that
Are any witchees into coloring books? I have too many
Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? I do rather like the scratch off maps. I have a map I put stickers on to mark where I've been but a scratch one would be pretty cool.
If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? None, I live in a dorm-style place with it's own dishware.
Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm No thanks
do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I don't like baths, I only take showers
What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I'm good on my phone case, I don't carry my laptop around much so not that. Maybe a new case for my Kobo Aura. I like the book style ones with a cover, not the pouches, but the one I have is getting a bit frayed
Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? I'm generally not a fan of bath and body works, the scents are too fruity or strong for me usually, but a couple of the lighter ones aren't too bad. I had a sweet pea hand sanitizer for a while that was okay, for example
I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...What kind of crystals would you like? I can't think of any, I'm not a big crystals person I like blue??
Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Pumpkin bread <3
What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Chocolate chip or molasses or gingerbread or or or (I love cookies)
Could you use a muscle rub? - That sounds really interesting... sure why not
Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? No thank you
Want some honey from the bees on our property? - I don't think it's legal to send here
Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. - I don't think it would survive the trip well lol
How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. - No thank you
I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" - No thank you
Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? - Hmmm pillow cases could work, can never have too many pillow cases
do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? - Don't need them
Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ - They are lovely, but not quite my style
Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? - Animals would be wolves, big cats, horses, iguanas and bats. mythical creatures would be dragons and gryphons.
would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) - No thanks
Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? - No thanks
Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? - Not really
Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? - No thanks If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? - I don't use stationary really What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? - I don't really use paperclips but post it pads I use a lot
Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson - there are quite a few really lovely ones there, I would prefer an item to a print as I have exactly zero wall space left
Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ - I'm always open to soap
Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) - hmm chain maille or scale could be cool... I don't know what though
Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? - Nope
anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. - No thanks
do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) - I can't do spicy food at all
what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? - I'm interested in September Midnight, Maybe dead leaves, tuscan leather, white amber and mimosa blossom (though I'm not sure how the leaf note will work on me...), Chiroptophobia, Hemophobia, Groan of Mortal Terror, The Mournful Influence of the Unperceived Shadow and You Fancy Me Mad
Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ - No thank you
What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? - A bottle of Boadicea (I only have an imp and ADORE it) I also really want to try Fetish Goth and Rivet Goth
What are some things you do NOT want to receive? - anything that hangs on a wall, I have NO wall space
is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store - The triggers design is pretty, I wouldn't want a print or anything that goes on a wall though
Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? - No thank you
Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? - Lavender or oatmeal and clove soap could be nice
How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions - No thank you
Slowly working on my etsy wishlist, so putting that here because it will probably grow as I go
Liliths. Usually not my thing (far too sugary)
How do you feel about knitted stuff? Fancy? Plain? What types of things do you like to wear? I'm allergic to wool so I tend to veer away from knit stuff in general. I do have an Alpaca sweater I love, thought. I'm into beer. How 'bout you? Styles? And booze? No beer please
How do you feel about caramel? Salt or no? With chocolate or without? Love caramel. Most kinds. The boozey kind less so, but the rest is go!
Hibiscus seeds? Most likely illegal to send
Off-color needlepoint? Nerdy yes, off-color maybe not
Would you be interested in home made food items? Shipping would probably not work well Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? Project bags?? I... Don't know what that is... small bags I don't generally have much use for, though.
Would you want a quilted pot holder? (for me no because i make them) No use for it really
Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread? I ... didn't know shortbread had flavors?
Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? I can't think of anything specific? Candy?
Socks/sockdreams/etc: I wouldn't mind some Halloween socks maybe?
I just saw that Zoya is having their trade in sale. Anyone a nail polish fan? What colored interest you? I don't wear nail polish
Re-used mailing materials Please feel free!
Harry Potter I was into it when I was younger but haven't thought about it in years
Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) I do love me some pumpkin spice! Pumpkin I like a little less
Does anyone like fleece character hats? I made these for a bit so none for me
Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird? I do not know what this is
Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? I don't have room to decorate, but I have a few wall stickers I leave up
Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? I don't have an outdoor.
What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? No decor. But classic and horror
What's your candy preference? American candy-wise, reeses, twix, milky way, butterfinger, etc. For the rest of the world: anything caramel and/or dark chocolate. No nuts or fruit, please.
Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh? I feel like I may have heard of Faith Hunter? But I don't know really.
Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors?? I generally avoid knitted things (with the exception of alpaca which is so soft and good)
Candles or wax melts/wax tarts? I have an oil warmer but I don't know if wax would work in it?? Maybe? No candles.
Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? I had one but it keeps deleting it for some reason. I will try to make it again and see if it works better...
Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? I don't know anything about it
would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. No thank you, I have too many
Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc. I don't really have much use for fabric but some small Halloweeny pieces might be cool. I am trying to get into nerdy cross-stitch currently (who knows why) so maybe some of that fabric?? Japan has very little over 14 count for some reason
What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer? No coffee, tea I usually prefer loose leaf but the place that sold the bags I have used for loose tea stopped selling them which is a pain. I have a diffuser but cleaning it is a pain sometimes and I'm lazy
If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer? That's a tough one... I can always use tote bags and like a tote bag with art on it would be super cool. Maybe something FFVII
What are your favorite fandoms, if any? FFVII (Zack, Sephiroth and Cloud), In the Company of Shadows, The Foxhole Court, Nyanpire, Pokemon (Fire types and eevees), FFXIV, Tiger and Bunny, Hitman Reborn (Xanxus)
Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use? I don't really have a routine at all. Just wash my face in the shower and put on some moisture water if it feels dry. I should probably have a better routine but I don't really wear makeup or anything so I rarely feel I need to. I do use oil sheets a lot because my skin is a pain sometimes. As for what I would not use... I'll try anything once at least
Bath/shower products? I never take baths, but I'm good with basically anything shower wise
BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Pre-owned is fine
Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? Sure, why not
Favorite animal? Wolf, bat, dog
Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? Don't really know anything about them
Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney? I don't have a kindle, just my kobo
Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates? What... does that mean? Seconds? Is that chocolate? I'll eat chocolate...
Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid? No thank you
Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye? Nothing specific tbh
- And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet? The steampunk jewlery is cool. I like the vacuum earrings, but my ears aren't pierced. This is a common theme with me, sadly.
Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in?
Not that I can see
I love Ren Faires and half of the stuff available there I couldn't be too specific because... almost everything. Honey I don't think is legal to ship here.
I have a few, so probably don't need more
Do you celebrate Mabon?
I do not
Anyone hankering for Craftsy classes?
I'm probably good, thanks
Would you be interested in any of the following: jigsaw puzzles; puzzle books (like word searches or crossword puzzles or suduko); coloring books; card games; board games?
I love logic puzzles and illustlogic (I don't know what it's called in other places...) as well as card and board games! I have a ridiculous collection. I have Gloom and expansions but most of the rest are Japanese released.
Tarot cards/oracle deck No thanks
Cryptozoology/cryptids (Big Foot, lake monsters, chupacabra, etc.) - yay or nay? If yay, any favourites? I am weirdly fond of the Chupacabra... I don't even know why lol
Erotica or BDSM - yay or nay, and if yay, what kinds of things? If it's on my goodreads or similar, sure!
My local farmers market has a pepper specialist who makes dried pepper powders. Would you like some and if so what level of spicyness. Nooooooooo spice baaaaad
Would any witchees be interested in strawberry, pumpkin & apple, or milk flavor Pocky? No thanks, can get most here
Though I've been playing with sculpee lately and like making sort of character or fandom inspired bead/pendants, would that be something you'd like or have use for? Always up for fandom stuff
Are there any commercial candles/tarts/tealights in scents you like? Bath and Body Works, or Yankee Candle? Just the frostbeard ones I just got!!!!!!
Witchee, would you like (would you wear?) a long wrap choker? No thanks, would probably kill myself...
I'd love to commission a piece of art for you. Would you be interested in a custom piece? What kind of picture/what subject matter? I'd love something of Zack from FFVII
Do you subscribe to any boxes? What kinds of things do you like from them? I do not
Any makeup/body/skin type stuff you'd like to get samples of? Just whats in ?aire
ThinkGeek is having a big Halloween sale. Anything catch your eye? Ooo so much. I love thinkgeek. The psolar orbit necklace is SO COOL and punderdome looks hilarious. I have The Olde Book Purse, but I LOVE the book pillows. The twitchy kitty tail would be hilarious for halloween
Ginger, or Spearmint flavor? Ginger yes,spearmint no
1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!?
I'm...ambivalent toward pumpkins really
2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread).
I don't think that's legal to mail here...
3. Trading Post wants?
Not that I can think of specifically...
4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like.
Um... I'm anti-apple but I don't think that's going to be an issue
5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences?
I don't drink coffee
6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy?
I barely cook... so... probably not *sad*
7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems?
Any and all would be welcome!
8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you?
Um... Hard to say really... I think I'm still looking
9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)?
I can't think of a specific one at the moment...
10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests?
Reading and video games mostly
11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for?
Yeshhhh. I recently joined a group doing D&D 5e so that's pretty fun. I have two sets of pretty dice though so I don't really need more
12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon?
Not really... I don't watch a lot of movies
13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try?
I love twix and milky ways. Butterfingers are pretty good too. I can't really think of much else... my brain isn't working right now
14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom?
I have a lot of fandoms... FFVII is my longest running one. I also like Tiger & Bunny, Majin Tantei Neuro, Detective Loki, Tactics, etc. etc. forever
15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends.
I do but I try not to add people I haven't met in person as I just get confused
16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist?
I ... have no idea...
17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch?
Any which way works for me!
18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing?
I'm really into logic puzzles, especially illustration logic (or whatever its called in other parts of the world... in japan its Illustlogic usually)
19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions?
Digital probably... I live in a shoe box
20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it?
I LIVE IN A SHOE BOX
21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin…
I'm not particularly superstitious, but can't hurt I guess
22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations?
Nothing in particular though a series of events in New Zealand sent me from adamant against to skeptical but open... >.>
23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products?
Animal or non is fine
24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples?
I am very very against apples.
25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions?
Wool issues, and I will probably freak the hell out with itchy things but I'm not actually allergic or anything
26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments?
I don't have a tree...
27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)?
28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study?
I would probably feel it would be necessary to learn Japanese more...
29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like?
I'm so so for the most part. My favorite poem is Invictus.
30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character?
Not a big disney fan
31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?)
Creepy or creepy cute would probably be my preferred. I like things like gloomy bear and nyanpire which are cute but still have a vaguely unsettling air about them I love.
32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!"
I would want SOMETHING smelly. It doesn't HAVE to be BPAL, though I would probably be a bit confused if there was NO BPAL... I mean... this is BPAL...
33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists.
I pretty much only use Pandora so here it goes:
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Morning Star - N-Dubz
34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay?
Nah, unless they are particularly artistically beautiful cards that I might want for that reason alone
35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO
36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague?
Not big on glitter...
37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be?
I tend toward gothic architecture and style. Heavy, thick, dark furniture with metal embellishments. Flowy but reserved clothes. Metal jewelry more than gold. That sort of thing.
38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why?
Hmmm all of the quotes I can think of right now are weird internet references...
39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio?
eBooks, I pretty much solely use my Kobo anymore. So ePub would probably be preferred but PDF also works.
40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind?
41. Ebooks! Yes or no?
42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend?
Dragon's Blood, Frankincense and Leather. Would it work? Probably not. Would I probably roll around it like a cat stoned on catnip? Yes.
43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote?
Hmmm I really have no idea...
44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration?
I like bats a lot!
45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)?
I don't really wear make-up
46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor?
Profanity I would prefer to avoid but my sense of humor is pretty dark when it's not being groan worthily punny
47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them?
I'm sort of hair-tarded... I have a lot of hair but I can't even braid it... the best I do is stick it up in an alligator clip...
48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play?
I don't...but I would.
49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com.
Scorpion... I wouldn't freak but I also might not eat it... if I bit into it and THEN found out it was a scorpion... there might be some freakage... weird stuff like bacon powder or kitkats that taste like vinegar don't phase me anymore.
50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like?
Don't think it can be sent here
51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)?
I don't use nail polish
52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie?
That would be pretty neato!
53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun?
I'm skipping this... because I asked it... and that makes answering it silly.
54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of?
Scheherzade definitely, maybe No.93 Engine or Rogue too... I seem to recall I wanted Titus Andronicus at one point?? Don't remember now...
55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch?
I'm not much of a bath person, but I have been using the Lush Jumping Juniper shampoo and quite like it. I've considered trying some of the others. I tried one of the conditioners but wasn't particularly impressed... I can't remember which I just remember it was really liquid which made it difficult to get into my hair.
56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times.
Wouldn't be very helpful for me
57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc?
Sure! I think I'm a US... S to M... M just to be safe I guess
58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20?
SO much loves for Thinkgeek! I think I was most recently eyeing the D20 cake mold
59. Zombies, yes or no?
60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves?
61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s?
I'm a dog/reptile/pretty things that can kill things person, did that help? No? ...sorry >.<
62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves?
English Gentleman, Black Bart and Indian Summer seem like they could be nice scents. Maybe Clean Slate too
63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out?
Impressed probably I would hope they like board games!
64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions.
I do not
65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay?
I'm generally ambivalent but also very easily amused. A "quick" scan of the site says I wouldn't be opposed to the eyeballs, ninja, air, fire, bones, spiders, phoenix or dragon designs.
66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors?
67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date?
I... think I have one... if I do it is not. I will look into that.
68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)?
I care not!
69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types?
I don't like fruity or floral types, but dragons blood and some random one called "queen of the night" are favorites of mine.
70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices?
Um, I think I'm good... I don't use much besides cinnamon and nutmeg... I am lazy >.>
71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen?
I wouldn't have the first idea what to do with a quill pen to be honest
72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance?
1. I can't do black pepper >.< it makes me cough
73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy?
Milky ways, twix, dark chocolate, milk duds
74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc?
I could probably use something with a sole and back, like... slippers with a back? Does that make sense? I can't walk in things without a back because I am uncoordinated... >.>
75. What do you most look forward to each Fall?
Halloween~! And the end of the death weather that is Japan summer. And SW of course!
76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying?
I have a case for my Kobo Aura, but it's not at all cool... I got it after it first came out so they didn't make a lot of cases for it. If they make cooler stuff now I would be open!
77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers.
I don't really use that kind of stuff
78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later?
I would assume I would get one box since international shipping is a pain, so that is aok! Timing wise I'm fine either way! Anticipation is so hard but so fun
79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel?
Why not PJs um... I'm a size 5 US so... M? Maybe?
80. Do you like M&Ms?
I like the dark chocolate ones and the crunchy blue ones!
81. How about wax melts?
82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify?
83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try?
None really caught my interest
84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls?
Are they just skulls made of sugar? So you just eat straight sugar? What's not to like...
85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay?
Um... I wash my face in the shower and then moisturize in winter but not in summer cuz it's humid as hell here. I use hand lotion and lip balm extensively in winter. I have a moisturizer I like but I just buy whatever face wash usually... I have oily skin but it's not sensitive, which is good since I can't read half the labels here Lip Balm wise I usually use burts bees.
I have no idea
87. Etsy Shop
I'm not really a knit type...
88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no?
Cute/Knit spiders are no... creepy spiders may be a yes though
89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)?
90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc?
Bags are good... I kill tote bags evidently. I like the ones with some kind of closure bestest.
91. Is there anything special coming up in your life?
Um... not that I know of
92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC?
From Meta - Wild Indigo Duskywing
From Lilith - They all sound a bit too sweet and foody for me
GC - There was a GC update??? O.o WHERE
93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC?
94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you?
Asked so not answering
95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection?
Maybe not so much...
96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled?
Don't really drink
97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes?
No lemon or rose, but chai... why not I would probably just eat them though... is that bad?
98. Jamberry nail wraps?
No thank you
99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be?
Oh god... um... jeez... um... maybe... I don't even know... I have an extensive wishlist >.<
100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like?
I am not even sure what I am looking at >.<
101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post?
102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh?
103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be?
104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list?
Maybe Miss Fanny Phipanny...maybe...
105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends?
The views of autumn are all curiosities for me
106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference?
Caffeine is good
107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections?
I don't really wear make-up
108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what?
Hmm maybe Dark Chocolate definitely, maybe with cinnamon and ginger?
109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)?
Not a fan of turkish delight
110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit?
Ooo maybe! I usually play a female rogue with long brown hair, I may well do a tiefling rogue with 5E though!
111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name?
I don't have any in particular, though I like wildlife charities
112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them?
As long as I can read it, it's fabulous with me!
113. Do you like incense? Or are you more of a fan of essential oil aromatherapy/fragrance oils a la Yankee Candle/B&BW? Or all of the above? What scents do you prefer for those kinds of things? Nag champa? Lemongrass EO for the house? PUMPKIN SPICE EERYTHANG. What companies do you like specifically (if any) - links?
I like incense, candles are fine too. I like them the same way I like my bpal actually. Resiny, spicy, frankincense, queen of the night, that sort of thing.
114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in?
Dead leaves and dark incense maybe, perhaps the tricky hair gloss
115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in?
116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop?
117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes?
No thank you
118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc?
Um... I'm not sure what those last few are but I'm probably good on mugs... though I love mugs I don't have a place to put them in the apartment... T_T
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Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Yule smells generally aren't my thing. Too foody and wintery *shiver*
How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? Don't really wear it.
What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I don't really wear makeup.
Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. I haven't tried them, but I would be open. I'm a milk and sugar tea person, so herbal teas probably wouldn't work well
Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I love video games I'm currently playing FFXIV! I don't have many games, mostly because I can't speak Japanese well enough to buy here and shipping is expensive... I like RPGs and rhythm games a lot. My favorite game of all time is Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance so far!
Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Boadicea, Scherezade and No. 93 Engine.
Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I haven't, but I would be interested to! I don't like fruity or foody smells, but anything incesey, leathery or spicey is good to go!
Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? No space.
Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure, as long as shipping to Japan isn't ridiculous... which it usually is *sigh*
Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Half of the internet is awesome during Halloween! My sister sent me a pic of a black horse that had been painted with a horse skeleton so it would would look super creepy in the dark! So cool!
Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? Hmmm notepads, post-its, pens that actually work, hand sanitizer aaaand more burts bees peppermint chapstick.
Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? Not that could be shipped here probably...
Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? Nope!
Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? The Halloween socks are cute >.< I like the haunted house crews, skeleton ones, and the bloody zombie and vampire kisses. I have a Halloween problem though
Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in?
La Lugubre Gondola, Csardas Macabrem, Nuages Gris, Marche Funubre and Totentanz, definitely. Probably Trauery Vorspiel and wavering on Ossa Arida since I love frankincense but am not sure about the rose...
Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? Not really
Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild? I can't do spicy AT ALL! Zip! Zero! NONE! *is a chicken*
If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge (http://www.spoonfudge.com/) or any other such "ordered online" sweet? I'm up for anything sweet, as long as it's not TOO sweet. Plain chocolate fudge is usually a bit too sweet for me, but I haven't tried a lot of flavors.
Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? A-OK!
Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? I have never really looked into them, so I have no idea I'm pretty open to B&B stuff. I don't take baths is the only limitation.
If you like earrings, what kind? Dangly earrings, hoops, studs - what kind do you like? How long do you like your necklaces? Or would you prefer to just get a pendent, so you can size the chain yourself? My ears aren't pierced, but I have some spring hoops I put various charms on. I lost one of my good ones, sadly. The other hurt so nothing too heavy!
If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive?
Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start? So many... I love crafting. I'm a try everything once kind of crafter. I don't knit or crochet, though! I have weird texture issues with yarn... I've been doing resin work most recently
What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set? I have no idea how to use them... I don't know how to do anything with my hair... I can't even braid it. I should probably figure something beyond ponytails out though since it's almost to my butt...
Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store? Not that I can think of right now
Would you rather have something fun or practical? Either, neither, both!
Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity? I have one ^_~
Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? I love table games. I don't get chances to play as often as I like, though. I'm good on dice, I have two fabulous sets now! Anything else I'm open to
Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? I can't cook anything involving more than six ingredients... and even that's pushing it >.>
If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.) Not that I could think of...
Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. Hmmm some really pretty tarot cards could be cool.
Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! They sell out so fast O.o Winchester looked really nice...
I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? Probably can't be send internationally
How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? I generally only use chapstick, my favorite for that is Burt's Bee's Peppermint. I don't like anything that feels waxy.
Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? Kaboodle Wishlist
Think Geek WishlistEtsy Wishlist
Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? Lots of things! Hitchhiker's Guide, FFVII, a random assortment of animes, Nyanpire and hilarious science jokes. "I find this Humerus"
Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? I'm relatively indifferent. There are some I like, some I hate. Pumpkin pudding is the bestest
Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything? Definitely Haunted Houses, The Hell-Gate of Ireland and September Midnight! I'm going back and forth on Samhainophobia. I have an older year's version that I like but it's got a lot of risky scents in it for me.
Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? The last show I watched was the Fearless Vampire Hunters. If that exists on DVD maybe that I also wish they had a DVD of the German Tanz der Vampire because it was possibly the most hilarious play I've ever seen.
Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? I don't drink a lot of tea, or any coffee. I'm mostly a hot chocolate girl.
Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? I don't like cutesy things unless they are like horrifyingly cute... does that make sense?
What traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? Decorations! Scaring people! Dressing up and going to Halloween parties! Japan isn't really into Halloween so the foreigners tend to have their own pockets of revelry
Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? I'm probably good on scarves and hates, socks and gloves might be nice though. I will note, I'm allergic to wool. I don't seem to have problems with other animal products, so I assume it's the lanolin.
Questions will be in order of posting, so oldest at the top.
Dr. Who: No interest, sorry
Lipbalm: I wear Burt's Bees peppermint lip balm a lot, I've tried a few others but I don't like ones that feel "thick".
Lipgloss: Don't really wear.
Other than BPALs: I am always open to anything if it smells amazing. I haven't tried many though since BPAL seems the most open to the weird smells I like. I just noticed Quick or Dead is back at Villainess. Someone sent me a sample once and I NEED to get me some of this. Will wait til after SW though
Tea: I don't drink a lot of tea, occasionally in winter. I only like teas you can add milk and sugar to, because I am wimpy like that I like chai.
Coffee: I don't drink coffee.
Favorite Female of All Time: Uh, the Amazons? Were they real? I have no idea...
Would you like a seashell from Florida?: I tried shipping a shell internationally once... I don't recommend it.
If you were a Disney princess you would be? Mulan
Craft Project: I'm doing paper cutting at the moment, but we are getting close to the move on to something else point
If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? That's HARD. Either Iago, The Traveller or Sol Invictus... I'm having a really hard time choosing which because they are all so different...
(Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? I have my kinks ^_~
Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I like scented candles, but I can't think of any particular brands. I have one called just Dragon's Blood and one called Queen of the Night that I adore, but I have no idea where they came from...
Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? Two of my co-workers are from South Africa, but I've never been there myself. I don't know much about it, so I wouldn't know what to want
Do you like Sockdreams: I'm not really into socks that much.
Do you need hair accessories: My hair is long but fine, so finding things things that work to keep it off my neck is a challenge. I usually just use a ponytail because I can't braid my own hair or anything more complicated than that
What is your favorite shade of blue? Sapphire.
Do you have any kitchen gadgets: Nope
If you were to start learning something new: Hmmm, that is a tough one. There is a plethora of crafts I would love to learn. Leatherworking, metalworking, glass blowing, that sort of thing.
What about candy: I adore dark chocolate and caramel. My "care packages" from home always include things like milk duds, milkyways or butterfingers which I can't get here but adore.
Do you have an e-reader: I have a first gen Kobo, I will eventually upgrade but everything is touch screen now and I have to get over my distaste for that first I would love ebooks! I will need to make a goodreads or something... I will get on that soon
If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive: Hmmm, well I'm allergic to wool and my avoidance of that has led to a sort of suspicion of all knitted things.
Video games: I love video games, but my library is quite small. I am currently playing Skyrim and looking forward to FFXIV. I have a PS3 and a DS.
Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? Um... I usually tell myself I need to clean my room at least once a day... it doesn't happen near that often though.
Nailpolish: Don't wear it.
Tried and want more of: Boadicea, Scherezade and No.93 Engine.
Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? No >.> The only time I write notes is in swaps
Paintbox Soapworks: I haven't tried anything of theirs, but am interested. The Queen is Dead smell sounds interesting, so does Mandika, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh is up my alley, Black Bart could be really nice, maybe The Englishman... Now I want some I would have no idea what to do with many of the bath things... normal soap, or hand lotion or that kind of thing might be best
Space to garden: None. *sigh*
Sample sized things: Sure!
Fortune Cookie Soap: Again, haven't tried, but interested. I almost spit cereal when I saw the "OCD Hand Sanitizer" as I am both OCD and a big user of hand sanitizer
Do you use solid soaps: I usually use liquid, but that's just because I'm lazy. I really want to try scented solid soaps.
Cocoa Pink: Haven't tried but willing!
Shiro Cosmetics: I don't do many cosmetics.
Boycotting: Um... iWhatever? I'm not a Mac fan either... so them I guess
House of Gloi: I've always wanted to try their "Perfume made for you" but I know very little about perfuming and have no idea if dragon's blood, frankincense and leather even work together
Cooking: I live alone, so I have to cook, but I'm not sure most of what I do is considered "cooking". It's more like boil pasta, microwave sauce, stir. TADA! >.> Part of it is laziness and part of it is cluelessness.
Reading Level: I'm open to anything, I even read children's books to practice Japanese (yeah I can read with the 1st graders! )
Kitchen Decor: I have an aloe plant... and a green leaf rug in front of the sink. That's about it. In my defense, it's a very small kitchen. I rarely get to have people over
Ears pierced: Nope
Stuffed animals: I have a lot of stuffed animals >.> I should probably not get any more. I moved recently and I realized after the third suitcase full of stuffed animals that it was probably an issue.
Little ones: Just me!
Do you like bags: I use bags, so I guess I like them. I wouldn't know how to start saying what kind though
Comfort food: Milk and cookies!
Europe: I am running low on my speculoos spread
Fandoms: FFVII, YGOTAS, Vocaloid, Good Omens, I could probably keep going...
What cheers you up? Puppies, cookies and a good book.
Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? Want to haunt? Like a ghost? Um... the catacombs might be funny. People all keyed up and waiting to pee themselves. I don't think I would particularly want to be haunted by anyone...
What question do you hate to answer? This one. J/K um... redundant ones. I don't mind answering most things, but I don't wanna do it 70 times.
What is the best compliment you have/could receive? When people compliment my work, whether an art piece or an organization idea or whatever it's nice to feel creativity is appreciated.
Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? I use to have a beautiful pack of tarot cards... but I don't really use them or the other things as more than decoration.
Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? Not really...
Empire Edibles: Anything caramel I will eat I don't like nuts or fruit though.
3 books: Oh jeez... I... this changes every fifteen seconds I think...
Literary Character: I usually find something to identify with for all the characters I read... I do remember feeling particularly drawn to Kasta in Graceling, though.
BPAL update: I don't usually do floral or fruity types, Calocylas looks interesting, though. That's about it though.
Tabletop Games: I love tabletop games! I have a few, but not many. I also D&D.
Humor: I like puns. A bit too much... and science jokes.
Australia: Um... I can't think of anything specific...
Gift Cards: Sure, though I can't think of anywhere specific I would want... would have to be online places willing to ship to Japan though, of course.
How big is too big: I can't imagine you could manage to ship something here that wouldn't fit on my wall
Favorite Object: I have an old (1905) leather bound book of poems that I think is just gorgeous. Useful wise, my computer and ereader would take that. I love paper books, but I'm in Japan and can't read Japanese so my ereader is VERY necessary.
Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: I use my Pandora and WMP both so here are both
Senses Capture - Leaves Eyes
Time Only Knows - Prince of Persia SOT
Koori no Sekai - Atobe Keigo
Donten - Does
We Shout - t.A.T.u.
Tears of Pearls - Savage Garden
Extraordinary Ways - Conjure One
Video Killed the Radio Star - Buggles
Kodo (Inside the Sun Remix) - Yoshida Brothers
Cry When You Get Older - Robyn
Annie, Would I Lie To You - Iris
Tomorrow Comes A Day Too Soon - Flogging Molly
Leave Me Alone - Pink
The Animal Song - Savage Garden
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Seperate Ways - Journey
In My Dreams - Des'ree
Visions of Beauty - Saloo
Tongue In Chic (MIDIval PunditZ Remix) - Banco de Gaia
The Leaving of Liverpool - The Young Dubliners
Identity: I like trying to guess sometimes, but any which (witch?) way works for me!
Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? No one that is active, sadly.
Waxmelts/Tarts: I don't have anything to use them with.
Hot Choco: Love it, so sure!
Spoonfudge: Never even heard of it! Google has assured me that it's just as dangerous as it sounds... though I'm normally not a big fudge person as it's generally too sweet for me.
Moonalisa: The website confuses me...
Imagery: There are so many I desperately wanted to love for the name... Crowley (GO), Bow and Crown of Conquest, Lurid Library, Philologus, Unspeakably Evil Temple, and there are many I want to try solely because I love the name (though I try to ignore the ones with notes that definitely won't work) The Traveller is one of those big ones. The notes are so-so, but the name! I need it! Sol Invictus is another. The poem "Invictus" is my favorite of all time and it just reminds me of that, probably. Conjure oils had a blend called "We Four Horseman of Apocalypse Are" which made me laugh for so long I feel like I should own it...
Quote: I don't know if a poem counts as a quote, I love Invictus.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Of that I think the first and last stanza.
Starbucks: I don't really do coffee
Ninjas or Pirates: Ninja Pirates
Werewolves or Vampires: Either, as long as they don't sparkle. Think Underworld or Dracula.
Zombie or Cthulhu: Neither. Scawy! (I love how this thing corrects my spelling of Cthulhu... why is that in its word bank?)
Symbols: Feathers, triquetra, dragons (the ferocious kind not the cutesy kind )
Rough Day: Cookies, video games and a good book.
Regional Soda: No thank you
3 Bpals: Bastet, Valentine of Rome (any year) and The Traveller
Art style: I like... airy(?) or tribal sort of things. Hard to describe. I don't like modern art or abstract.
Handmade Rubs: I don't cook enough (or really have any idea how to use them >.>)
Mexican Vanilla/Silver Ring or necklaces: Sure to both!
What is your favorite color? Blue and Black.
What is your favorite season? Spring or Fall, depending on the country I'm in
If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Somewhere centrally located so I could go everywhere and with good transport... probably somewhere in Europe, maybe Greece if they got their politics together. It's a beautiful area, and the weather is sooo nice.
Long Trips: I do indeed! I should be good, but I will never say no to things to occupy me
Jungle Jim's: I do love it, but my family lives nearby
3 Things might need: Um... I've been trying to find round cookie/muffin trays that fit in my oven (Japanese oven=microwave size and has a turntable... it's a mystery)... other than that... can't think of anything?
Comic: No thank you
TP Etsy: Not really
Watermelon Oreo: No thanks!
Summer: The sun! Summer is the only season you are guaranteed sun in this country, and I neeeeeds it.
Books: Neil Gaiman's newest one! The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I believe.
Dozen word cross-stitc: I evidently can't count, so more thinking needed
Tw*twaffle: No thanks
Tattoos: I don't have any
BPTP Clothing: No interest
Adagio: I've never looked, so no idea
Every Summer: Travel
Think Geek: See wishlist!
THAT'S AWESOME: Um... I can't think of anything... but it's hot so I can't think... might come back to this
Audiobooks: Actively dislike
Chocolate: Dark! Milk is fine if there is caramel involved
Movies: I don't watch a lot, but I tend to like action or action/comedy
Trading Post: I don't know what half the stuff at the trading post is used for (bath ignorance) so I don't really look...
BPTP Clothing: No thanks
Jerky: Can't send it here
Hair Gloss: Sure, my hair tangles if I look at wind
Gourmet Popcorn: Always willing to try something new!
Plant Jewelry: I killed my last one...
Journals: I have way too many as is
Glitter: No glitter please
Art faire: I have no idea...
Etsy wishlist: I think everything on mine fits into 5 categories pretty easy... I have a problem
Kickstarter: No idea...
House of Gloi: I feel like I answered this before... sort of?
Canadian chips: Ketchup chips? No thanks...
Puzzles: I love logic puzzles and illustration logic!
Sense of Humor: This question terrifies me. Um... Well... keep it R and under I guess O.o
Various yarn questions: I don't do anything with yarn
Animal questions: Don't have any
Villainess: Quick or Dead soap! Want so baaaaaaaad. Or anything else with that scent
Think Geek Wishlist
Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things?
What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.
I don't know if this counts... but I won a laptop at my school's afterprom. That was pretty cool.
Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example)
I pretty much don't have a kitchen in this apartment, and absolutely no oven. So I don't get to do a lot of cooking. I don't need bento supplies, I have more than enough
Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear?
One of my family members gets me a new pair each year, so I have them coming out my ears
What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?
Dark chocolate, no nuts, no fruit. Caramel okay.
I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places?
I don't think I've been in any of these... I...wouldn't know...
Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?
I will eat pretty much anything The rules on mailing things are weird in Japan, though, so be careful!
I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible!
Art supplies! Probably cool charms or beads, or maybe wire or pieces of leather, or,or,or
What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants?
Italian, German, Mexican (but not too spicy). I loved ChiChi's when they were still around. O'Charleys, Olive Garden. I'm simple :DXD
I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?
Not that I can think of...
what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?
FFVII, Nyanpire, Hitchhiker's Guide, PoT, Good Omens. If there was a Good Omens tee, I would probably kill someone for it
Do you have an eReader and if so which one?
A first gen Kobo, his name is Aziraphale He's not as fancy as the ones out now, and he's a bit slow, but I loves him.
Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?
I love burning! I love spicey, incensey smells. Dragon's blood is a favorite. I also have some Japanese temple incense that I have no idea what it is but I adore.
No, thank you
Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter?
I don't have a counter, and my washer is evil. So probably not
Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka?
I don't drink
If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that?
The import store here has TimTams a lot, I like! Caramello Koalas sound HILARIOUS! Would try! I don't know much about other Australian things... I want to eat an emu, but I don't think that counts
If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)?
I'm allergic to wool, so just a note on that. Otherwise, something for my head (cowl, scarf, etc.) since I ride my bike a lot and winter is cooooold.
Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out?
Just me, sadly
I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them?
I don't see anything that catches my interest, no
mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you?
Sure, why not
Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area?
No, thank you
Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials?
Leather stamping and wood carving are the only ones I can think of at the moment.
Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?
No, Thank you
Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?
Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?
My style is semi-eclectic so I haven't really noticed any artist I particularly like. I'm not into modern art, I can say that much.
If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images?
I can't think of anything specific, but I like dragons quite a bit. I usually decorate things with a mix of dragons, phoenix or animals. I like tribal or sort of henna-esque designs a lot. All of my BPAL boxes/holders are decorated with peacocks currently. Not entirely sure how that happened
Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs?
This is quite an answer to this question, but I DESPERATELY want to try The Red Rider and The White Rider. I can't seem to find them on any sales/swaps pages, so I guess they must be good! I'm horribly in love with Black Rider so I really want to try the other two.
I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish?
I can't wear nail polish to work, so no nail polish for me. Sorry
Stuffed things: yea or nay?
Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice.
Wild rice, no. It would be a pain to ship internationally. Maple syrup would be yummy though!
I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them?
No, thank you
How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box?
That could certainly be cool! As long as my dear witch doesn't happen to be from my hometown (Cincinnati)
Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name?
That could certainly be interesting, what kind of bat?
Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?
What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style?
My kitchen is pretty much non existant. I have two burners attached (literally) to a sink. There is a mini fridge with a microwave on top behind that. That's it. I don't like talking about my kitchen, needless to say *sigh*
Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands." Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets." Dave Edison
"I think a pillow should be the peace symbol, not the dove. The pillow has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have a beak to peck you with." Jack Handey
Becalmed upon the sea of Thought,
Still unattained the land it sought,
My mind, with loosely-hanging sails,
Lies waiting the auspicious gales.
On either side, behind, before,
The ocean stretches like a floor,--
A level floor of amethyst,
Crowned by a golden dome of mist.
Blow, breath of inspiration, blow!
Shake and uplift this golden glow!
And fill the canvas of the mind
With wafts of thy celestial wind.
Blow, breath of song! until I feel
The straining sail, the lifting keel,
The life of the awakening sea,
Its motion and its mystery!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley
Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!
1. Industry - The Modern
2. Tell Me Ma - Sham Rock
3. Dance in the Dark - Lady Gaga
4. Tomoe - Smile.dk
5. Perfect Enemy - t.A.T.u.
6. A Crippling Blow - The Killers
7. Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
8. Jet Drive - Atobe Keigo (Suwabe Junichi)
9. Love <3 Shine - DDR OST
10. Eyes Like Yours - Shakira
What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? I really like baby ducks. I really don't like cats.
Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? Um...no?
If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? Not that I know of...
Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows* I don't think it's physically possible in my area
What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade, and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or homemade? I'm pretty open... I mean, don't send me gently used soap, of course but other than that...
Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be?I know exactly nothing about what goes well, so this would probably smell like a mess, but: Leather, Dragon's Blood, Frankincense and Labdnaum. There are absolutely no top notes in there, so no idea how mixing three base notes with one middle would even work... probably horrible.
Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? I don't think I've ever been in a place like that to look...
Ninjas or Pirates? Seafaring Ninjas
Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? My mom really really really likes Halloween. The house gets transformed into a haunted house with new things added each year. My family members all haunt the house, and the kids have to go through to get their candy. We do a scare count and keep track of how many kids cried and how many ran away. The ones who cried but made it through get extra candy, of course.
I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? Nah, I don't do baths
Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? Swallowtail (Japanese film) I just can't seem to find it anymore...
Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Not that I can think of...
Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Nope!
Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? I can't think of any others...
OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? Not a drinker, so none for me, thanks
Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth? No Disney, thanks
Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? Nope
Lush? Never tried them... I have a friend who is in love but since I don't like sweet or fruity smells I haven't seen anything of hers that intrigued me
I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? My brain caught on vintage candy, but I think I'm just hungry Nothing I can think of
Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? That word brings me back to the 90s so much. Mp3 is best for me.
dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. I don't own any candles, so probably no
Do you lust after some new socks/tights? I'm picky about socks, and I HATE tights.
are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in?
I...don't know who that is...
Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want?
Total gamer. DS, PSP, PS3, D&D, PC and board games. My current wanted game is Guild Wars 2. I also like board games, I have a few but we do a game night every month so its always nice to have new stuff!
Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?
I wan't aware BPTP did candy...
Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground?
I'm not a coffee drinker.
CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...?
This sounds fascinating! I would be really worried about weight and breaking since I'm international though
Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?
If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc?
I'm not really on LJ
A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card?
Not too into tarot...
And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones?
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?
Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?
No gum. Hard and soft depends on flavors. Chocolate and caramel good, fruits less so.
Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.)
If you like tea, what kinds?
Probably good on the tea front
Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please?
I don't have one... yet
Zombies; Yay or Nay?
If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it?
If you have kids, what are they into?
How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like?
I'm not very into lace...
Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want?
Candy Corn: yes, no? I'm debating attempting to make some. >.>
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!!
I love stupid science jokes (can you do that?) I think this: is about five times funnier than it has any right to be. I also love jokes with a note of randomness. I love Hitchhikers Guide and Neil Gamain makes me ROFL a lot.
The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. Here's the link to the site. If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig?
THERE IS A PARANORMAL CONVENTION IN KY AND NO ONE TOLD ME WHILE I LIVED THERE???? INSULTED! I have no idea what there... but...*HUFF!*
You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc?
Probably my green military shirt-dress with black leggings, slightly heeled black boots and matching green military-esque hat.
You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like?
Oh man, that's tough... I ... I honestly don't know... I can even choose a store!
You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable).
Guild Wars 2, a fluffy stuffed nyanpire and a super amazing gaming laptop
What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent?
Either Mage or Black Rider depending on my mood. I have an imp of both but I ration them ridiculously. I will eventually get around to getting a bottle, but even that will be rationed
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?
The Lurid Library
If you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears?
My ears aren't pierced, bu I occasionally wear earrings
My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love?
I don't really like any brand names
I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchees to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com
I honestly keep trying to answer this question... I am super ADD on amazon. I blame the "People who bought his also bought" list.
In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos?
Find new music, read cracked.com or read things online usually.
And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms?
FFVII: Zack Fair followed by Sephiroth
Star Ocean: Til the End of Time: Albel Nox
Nyanpire: Date Masamunya followed by Nyanpire
Basara: Date Masamune
PoT: Atobe Keigo followed by Fuji Syuusuke
Hitman Reborn: Xanxus followed by Hibari
My Little Pony... Cute or meh?
I liked the original when I was little, so the new one is vaguely insulting to me.
Lip balm - tube or tin?
Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes?
That could be nice
Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles?
No thanks, I like reading my words
Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no?
I rarely use bar soap, but scrubby bits sounds funny!
Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like?
Not that I can think of!
Would you like a pair of knitted socks?
Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related?
I don't really use dish or facecloths, so not likely
Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples?
I'm not entirely sure what that is...
Do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female?
I'm ambivalent toward nudes
Are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc?
Um...not that I can think of... I don't do a lot of etailing because of shipping costs to where I am, so I don't know much about them
ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there?
My wishlist is at the top!
What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding?
I can't for the life of me find The Red Rider (or White Rider) in swaps...does that count?
Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday?
...She has a new book?
Favorite and least favorite baked goods?
I like cookies, I don't like anything with nuts or fruit.
What size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)?
Depends on the country, generally I just go with a medium in the US (for both).
I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general?
I'm not big on jams generally
Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures?
No thank you
What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)?
I have no idea... I have purposely avoided looking at the other smellies companies since I want to keep my obsession manageable
If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? (ex. spiders, skulls, hearts...?)
Dragons, phoenix, feathers, spirals, wolves, hawks.
I have not yet taken my OWLS but I am studying hard and should pass them with flying colors. In other news, I don't have any particular affection for owls as a bird.
Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds?
I haven't looked
Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you?
Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything...
I live in a shoebox surrounded by concrete.
Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments?
I don't wear make-up so I wouldn't have the slightest idea what to do with them
Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)?
Witch's Dance looked like it might be a possibility, but not really