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Switch Witch Fall 2018

10/25/18   Is anyone interested in the New update? I'm so lost with all these updates! I would love to try anything as long as it doesn't contain my death notes: leather, licorice and violet.   10/21/18

Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
I love Salem!! I really like the black Salem Broom Co shirt

10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Nah, that's okay.

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
I would love that! Health and/or courage would be wonderful.

10/16/18

Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? My husband is. I play boardgames with him a lot. We love Bloodrage. I've been wanting to paint the monsters all fancy but I have no equipment.

10/15/18

There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Sure, I'd love some fresh ground cloves. Or a whole nutmeg and grater.

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ No thanks, that's a bit too much for me!   10/14/18

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?
Sure! that would be cool!

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw!!

10/13/18

Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
I've never seen Practical Magic! I do love Hocus Pocus though.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns I think the Nope Cat is pretty cool.
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency No thanks

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? Bath bombs and other bath products. This is the first time I've ever had a bath tub all to myself! And some new BPAL LE's to try that I have missed in the past two years (becoming a mom really turns your life upside down!)

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Kate Spade office supplies! (I really 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"). There are so many that I get overwhelmed. I really liked Scentbird, Birchbox and Sephora play but I always ended up canceling due to financial reasons. If there is a subscription box you think I'd like that I've never heard of, I'm open to anything!

Coffee or Tea? Both! I'm not a big black or green tea drinker though. I mostly like relaxing nighttime herbal teas.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I really love apple type teas.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I'd love to try Edith Cushing.

10/12/18

Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
I've always loved real ghost stories. Or horror novels about ghosts (Currently reading and loving HEX)

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? It's honestly really hard to choose! Bath bombs! I really love anything blackcurrant scented from there. Butterbear would be great too!


Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Yes! Euterpe's Ukelele (Lilith) and Ghost Music (Weenies)

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thanks.

10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I love Crystal Journey candles. Or any candles that are to be used for magickal intent.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? sure I could use some pipettes and labels. don't need vials though!

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Goodreads
http://https://www.goodreads.com/rachelmacgreg
Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/people/darkbird/favorites

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
synthetic yarns, mostly due to my allergies. I like Red Heart Simply Soft and fancy yarns (see my etsy wishlist)

10/10/18

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!

#3 I'd love in black, grey or a jewel tone. I'd prefer it extra large if possible.
#7 Even though I'm an avid knitter/crocheter, I've never mastered hats! I would love one of these in a pretty jewel tone.
The kindness monster is super cute, too, but unnecessary.


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.)?
No thanks

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
I love Japan so much! I'm a sanrio fan. Little Twin Stars, Keroppi, Chococat are a few of my favorites. I'd love a lucky cat!


10/9/18

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Grootslang looks cool, but I hardly have time to paint my nails anymore.

10/8/18

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?

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?

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)

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?

10/7/18

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)

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?

ancilla_morte

ancilla_morte

 

Switch Witch '14 questions!

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 like pumpkin stuff! As for food though, please don't send too much, the hubby and I are trying to watch our eating. We would love small amounts of things though. I am one of those BPAL-ers that can't do much with BPAL's pumpkin note though (the fake buttery popcorn problem). However, I have had very good luck with Blue Pumpkin Floss (the prototype V3) and BPTP Marshmallow Pumpkin 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). Not so much with pickled goods/breads, but I'd love some sugar free jams. 3. Trading Post wants? Implacable Beautiful Tyrant Hair Gloss! I tried a decant of it a while back and fell HARD for the scent. I haven't gotten a full size bottle yet! I'd also love to try decants/samples of other hair gloss scents, like Fig and White Sandalwood, Coconut, Vanilla Bean and Tiare, and Amber and Patchouli. 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. Avon. I do like Mary Kay's skincare though. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I'm a medium roast kind of girl, though I do really like Starbucks blonde roast. Whole bean please! Since working at Sbux a few years ago I prefer grinding my own coffee I love all kinds of tea but especially fruity ones. my favorites are Earl Grey (esp the starbucks one, since it has lavender buds in it!) Tazo Passion (hot!) and really any brand of Raspberry black teas. 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? I would adore a mandoline slicer or lemon zester grater. 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? I would love supplies/kits for crafting things! I really love embroidery/cross stitch, knitting and crocheting 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? Japan. I want to live there. if I wasn't tied down right now I would seriously consider moving there to teach english or something. I love their food, culture, religions, social customs, art/anime etc. I wouldn't even know where to start if you asked me what my favorite things are, just assume I love everything! 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 guess not, thank you though 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Knitting tons, watching anime, cooking/baking, reading, sometimes writing, going for walks. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? My husband and I play Dungeons and Dragons. We would LOVE some RPG goblin squirts of atmo sprays. We already have Exotic Bazaar, but we need others! 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? I've always wanted a DVD of Bjork's movie Dancer in the Dark. 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? EVERYTHING FROM JAPAN. I love seaweed snacks, rice crackers (esp. seaweed flavored and rice cracker peanuts) ANYTHING Lychee (seriously, I'm obsessed with lychee). One of my favorite Japanese candies are those Choco gummies, the fruit gummies covered in chocolate. Also, anything Japanese that is apple or peach flavored. (I have a Japanese food weakness!) 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? not really. Fandom stuff really turns me off. I have friends that are so obsessed with Dr. Who that it has completely turned me off from ever watching it. To me it is not unique anymore when there are rabid fans that spend thousands of dollars they can't afford on a show's related paraphernalia, must quote Dr. Who daily, regardless if anyone around them gets the reference, and refuse to watch anything else. I'm sorry to those on here that are fans, I just hate those that get so obsessed with things that it interferes with normal life. For instance, I really loved watching Battlestar Gallactica, but I don't feel the need to plaster its logo all over me and quote it constantly. /rant 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. Yes and yes! Rachel Joslyn MacGregor. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? That's okay, I'm more into Slave Labor Graphics type comics (dark, like Lenore, Nightmares and Fairytales, etc) 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I'd like at least some contact. One time I got absolutely NO contact and it depressed me because I assumed I was going to get shafted. Once every two weeks or so, I think. That's what I do as a witch. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Sure! 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? I'd love some. Digital would be easier I suppose, but either is fine 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? cleaning/ironing 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'd love that!! Good luck, home blessing, wishes - that would be so cool   22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Nah. 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? not vegetarian.   24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? APPLE IS MY LIFE (drama). But no, really. Apple is my #1 favorite flavor of anything. Closely followed by peach and lychee. 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? I'm allergic to angora (lol not that I was expecting any!) 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Sure! We don't have many. 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? Yes!!! I like Hello Kitty but I love Choco Cat more. Also Keroppi, Little Twin Stars, Badtz Maru... 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Japanese. Maybe sock knitting. 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? I adore confessional poetry. Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, Anne Sexton... I also really like writing poetry but I don't usually have the urge to do it much anymore. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Nah. I'm not really a 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?) I like both!! I love Japanese kawaii kinds of stationery, pens, accessories and things. I'd love a new cute cover for my iphone 4 (yes, I still have a 4!) 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 am just going to come right out and say that I would adore some BPAL (and maybe some socks...)   33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. S.H.E. - IAMX <3 Jonathan - Fiona Apple Travel - The Gathering You Look So Fine - Garbage Dark February - Rasputina For You - H.I.M. Sunspots - Nine Inch Nails To Sheila - Smashing Pumpkins Bloodsport - Sneaker Pimps Liquid Diamonds - Tori Amos 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yes! All! I'd actually love a standard Rider-Waite deck. 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO not really 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? It's okay as long as it is subtle. I love fine glitter pigments to put over darker eyeshadows.   37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Victorian! Also, Art Nouveau/Edwardian 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? not sure. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? I do prefer physical books but I don't mind e-books. I have a kindle app on my iphone (though I've been having trouble linking/syncing it to my amazon account lately) 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? nah. 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Sure! 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? Rose, amber and clove with a touch of patchouli (They don't have amber though ) I basically just want to recreate Moonalisa's Selene the Dreaming Fairy Queen! 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? Hmm I'm not sure. Maybe some scenery from Oahu (where I had my honeymoon). 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? black cats and bats! (moreso the cats though) 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? Sure! I'd love to try stuff. I've never tried nail wraps before. I'm not the biggest nail polish person and I don't like lip gloss. I'm mostly into eyeshadows, neutral matte (or matte-ish) lip colors and I love lip balm. 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? It's okay to an extent, as long as it has a purpose. For instance, I hate Family Guy because of its cheap shock value, whereas South Park tends to be more satirical. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? Sure! I'd prefer shorter sticks (5") 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? No. 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. Yeah sorry. I am terrified of bugs. 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? I would love some sugar free jam! Raspberry or strawberry would be great! 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'm not REALLY into nail polish, though I like painting my toes once a month. I prefer dark rich colors. Glitter can work. 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? OMG I would love that... I don't know why but I always love getting stuffed animals lol. 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? I would appreciate ANYTHING from Japan. Teas, snacks, incense, buddhas, paper art, kimono fabric, pens, pencils, stationery, phone cases (I have an iphone 4), omg anything cute or traditional really. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Eat Me, Imp, more Snake Oil! 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? I love LUSH. I love the Karma scent, Trichotillomania Shampoo, Dream Cream! 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. I'd love to visit the Northwest coast, but won't have time for another year or so. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? Tissue tees, I love them. babydolls and crews never fit me right. 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? I think the only thing I'd really like on there is the Tree of Gondor shirt. 59. Zombies, yes or no? Sure! No t-shirts though. 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? I'd love some plain black, grey or dark purple ones. I normally don't like wearing them because I've only had tighter ones, but some looser ones would be great! 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? My favorite animal is the cougar/mountain lion. I have a mountain lion TY beanie baby that I keep as a mascot on my desk 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? I know I liked Indian Summer when I tried it. I'd love to try more scents! 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? Honestly, I'd probably freak out, sorry. 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. I do!! I'm darkbird on there. I love knitting because it helps me with my anxiety but I also really love creating practical things. I'm currently making baby blankets but I'd love to learn how to make socks! I like 'homespun' looking yarns, I'd love to try different kinds. my favorite colors are usually jewel tones. 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? yes! I have a wishlist http://www.sockdreams.com/_users/wishlists/72fe8fd55ae6e3d 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? I don't really like or use dishcloths. I have too many scarves, but I would LOVE a warm shawl that I can wear around the house. Nothing too fancy, something more practical. In a muted color like grey or dusty purple 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? yes, but I'm always adding things... 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? That would be awesome! 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? Sure I'd love to! I love nag champa and Japanese incenses. Stick incense though, I've tried charcoal and it is a bit too high maintenance for me. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? Hmm, I'd love to try new quirky spice blends! 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? Sure! I don't know when I would use them though... 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? Not very high lol. Maybe a 2 or 3. 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? I absolutely ADORE caramel apple flavored things and tootsie pops.
 
74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? I would love some new cozy socks! Slipper socks would be cool too
 
75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Picking apples, baking with apples, hanging out with friends, bonfires, hiking, wearing hoodies CONSTANTLY, being able to wear darker makeup, cozying up at night with a blankie and a nice hot drink (teas, cider and cocoa!), snuggling with kitties, wearing lots of BPAL, having an excuse to have a fall-scented candle ALWAYS burning
 
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 would actually love a knitted sleeve for my new macbook pro. it is 13". I am currently trying to knit one myself but I don't think I'll ever finish it due to the amount of new knitting projects I've been taking on!
 
77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. I would love a canister to hold my makeup brushes. i have so many and all i have to hold them is an old oatmeal box cut in half I could also use some decent eyelash curlers.
 
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 won't lie, I love a big box, but I won't be disappointed in whatever is easiest for my witch And it can be at any time!
 
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? I can never have enough PJ pants! I love them too big, so XL would be perfect I like both cotton and flannel, however I find that most flannel PJ's I've had run smaller and are more fitted (=LESS COMFY) than just cotton ones.
80. Do you like M&Ms? Eh, they're okay. I'm more of a fruity candy type person
 
81. How about wax melts? Yes please!! I also need tealights though.
 
82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? That'd be awesome!
 
83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try?
Mermaid!
84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? I'd be more interested in a real traditional sugar skull, actually. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? I have sensitive skin, so my holy grail skin cleanser is Olay sensitive skin face wash. I am looking for a cruelty free alternative though (there's got to be one out there!). I also use cetaphil moisturizer (not the facial one, the thinner body lotion) at night and Olay sensitive skin sunscreen lotion during the day. I am TOTALLY open to trying alternatives! 86. If you happen to be my witchee, would you be interested in any of the items in my etsy shop? You can favorite them on etsy or mention the specifics in your blog https://www.etsy.com...f=hdr_shop_menu Everything looks awesome but I already have too many scarves, hats, ipod socks, etc   88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? Sure 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? No, thanks. Our cats would probably destroy them. 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I love tote bags! And we can always use reusable grocery bags too. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? Not really, except that I'm going to start teacher certification in the January (high school English). 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Metamorphosis: I'd like to try Little Metalmark, Question Mark and Red-Spotted Purple Lilith: Mermaid GC: Eat Me! (been wanting a bottle for ages) 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Yes!! Gas Lamp's Flare, the Green Apple or the Red Apple hair gloss 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? postcards would be cool 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? No thanks 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? Probably not, I have to limit my alcohol intake because it can worsen my asthma. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? sure, that'd be cool! 98. Jamberry nail wraps? nah, that's okay. I'm not huge on nail polish. 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? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (hardcover). I've been wanting to get it for a long time. 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? I'd like to sniff Captain Lilith, but nothing else really appeals to me now. 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? I guess it's cool? 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? This is hard. Probably pomegranate. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? I answered this question above. 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? The White Witch, Sonnet d'Automne (need to restock!) and Autumn overlooked my Knitting. I am saving to buy all these in a few weeks, but I probably won't be able to buy Autumn Cider (which sounds amazing!) 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Sure! Both, actually. Caffeine helps with my asthma and is my 'go juice' 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? Eh, no thanks. I have way too much makeup as it is. 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? Ohh... milk chocolate with apple OR dark (55%) with lavender and earl grey YUM! 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? Sure! No on the violet though, I had violet candies when I was a kid and got sick off them   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? My husband and I are good on character miniatures, but I know he would love some new monster figures. We are also looking to try some RPG atmo sprays (samples). We only have Exotic Bazaar at the moment. 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 like ASPCA. 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? of course!!

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ancilla_morte

 

Switch O Ween '13 questions!

11/11/13: Candles?: Yes! give me all the candles!   11/7/13: Would you be interested in getting a kit of sorts to learn how to do a craft or make something, with some basic starter materials and instructions? And if yes, what sorts of things would you be interested in learning? How to do origami, or glass etching, or cross-stitching, or card making, or knitting, or crocheting, or cheese-making, or mushroom growing, or whatever? I would be interested in origami, and I love cross stitching! I also would love to get a some sort of potted herb garden kit or just some herb seeds.   11/5/13: If your Witch were to create a cookbook of recipes she thought you'd like, would you be interested in that sort of thing? And if so, what sort of recipes would you be interested in? I would love dinner recipes on the healthier side.   10/29/13: Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Also, if you like flavoured blends, what sort of flavours? (caramels, nuts, chocolate, etc.) I would prefer whole bean, because it helps it last longer and stay fresher since I have a little coffee grinder. I'd love some flavored coffee! Really anything would be good, but my favorite coffee flavors are cinnamon, coconut and chocolate   10/28/13: Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Wintervale and Three Treasures. Probably just perfume oil samples. The lip balms all sound amazing, it's hard to choose which one. I think the Gingerbread. 10/27/13: How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? I'd love any deep blood reds, dark blues, purples or greens. Metallic!   What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I have way too much makeup, but I'd love to try samples of skincare products and foundations. Anything for sensitive skin would be great, and usually I'm the lightest color.   10/26/13:   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. Sure! anything fruity please! I'm also starting to get into green teas that have a hint of fruity flavor. (I also LOVE raspberry earl grey, which is hard for me to find, unfortunately)   Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? No thanks.   Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Blue Snowballs, Blue Pumpkin Floss V3, Tanuki no Orai   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I haven't, but I'd love to try anything! I think I'd be interested in Indian Summer, if they still have that scent.   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Unfortunately I go away to school in the summer, so I haven't been able to garden!   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure! Target or Trader Joe's would be nice!   Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? I can't think of anything, sorry   Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? cute notepads, cheesecloth, pizza cutter, strong magnets, placemats in a sage green color.   Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? I can't really think of anything that would be okay to ship. Maybe some apple or pumpkin butter?   10/25/13: Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? nope!   Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? here is my wishlist. The slouch socks have been my staple for like 7 years! I usually get the dark red and plum ones, so I have enough of those. I'd love some grey ones. These are another favorite. I'd love some red and "denim" ones. 10/24/13: Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in? UMM YESS THE APPLE SCENT!   Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? Love those knitting bags! I really like the bat one   10/24/13: Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? I really love the Karma scent, so I'd love anything with that. I'd also like to try a lip balm or a lip stain if they had a plummy color.   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? This might seem really lame, but I would ADORE a painting of a mountain lion, or African lion (or really any wild cat).   Speak to me of jewelry! 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? Details, they make me happy. I don't really wear anything in my ears but small silver studs with gemstones. I love necklaces though! I like wearing small dainty pendants on 18" silver chains, and I am obsessed with gemstones, especially amethyst, labradorite, garnet, moonstone and clear quartz (but I'd love ANYTHING).   10/23/13 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 like mild and sometimes medium, but my husband loves hot! We'd love to try some different currys and chipotles! 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? No thank you, unless they have very small portions. Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? I'm really trying hard to eat healthy, and the truth is that I have a voracious sweet tooth. I would rather have just a few treats, for sanity's sake.   10/21/13 TRADER JOE'S: I have one near my parent's house, but don't get to it often enough. My favorite thing in the world are their coconut chips!   hairsticks I used to use them, especially Ketylos, but since my hair has gotten so thin they just fall out. I do however love wooden hair forks, like this one https://www.etsy.com...=fb2_tnx_title. It holds my hair so well. I only have one, so I'd love more!   Is 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? I will always take yarn in jewel tones! I also really REALLY need vintage or reproduction Victorian scraps, especially flowers and birds, for my wedding scrap book I am trying to put together. Background scrapbook paper in victorian/art nouveau type prints would be great too! (sorry I know this is a bit obscure.)   10/20/13: Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? Dungeons and Dragons (my husband is OBSESSED and he is the DM of our campaign) We are playing 4.0. I am playing a Drow Assassin that is rebelling against Lolth, and instead worshipping the Raven Queen. Thus, I need MORE RAVEN MOON because it smells exactly like I'd imagine the Raven Queen smelling. I also need some flat black or silver glass marble pieces for my shrouds. Really anything related to my character would be AMAZING.   Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? Some quality cinnamon and vanilla bean pods would be great! I make my own vanilla extract and I am always needing more bean pods.   10/19/13: If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.) Those are all really cool! I have too much of that kind of thing though, unfortunately.   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. I love tarot cards, I'd love to get an old rider waite set, as I don't have one of those. Anything celtic would be good too. I'd love any books about hauntings! Anything old and ancient (I've been obsessed with finding an old Godey's Lady's book from the late 1800's since I was a kid), especially homemaking books, ladies magazines or children's books from before the 1950's.   Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! I'd be interested in trying the perfumes Burying Tree and Incantare. I've always wanted to try a Lip Lust, but never got around to it. I'd LOVE the caramel apple one and maybe the pumpkin cake.   I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? YES I'd love apple or pumpkin butter! Unsweetened applesauce would be great too!   How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? If all I got was a ton of lip balm from my witch, I would be ecstatic! I am obsessed with lip balm. However I don't really like MyLipStuff balms, they are too greasy/oily! My favorites are Rosebud salve, and the strawberry version they have, or anything with a fruity/candy flavor that are on the waxy side (beeswax/petroleum jelly). The Nivea ones are great too. Not a fan of glosses though. I usually only wear lip balm and matte lipstick on the rare occasion.   Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? amazon etsy   10/18/13: Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? I need more band shirts and I NEED BPTP SHIRTS! I only have Sleepy Moon 2006 (which is falling apart!) and I have this years Black Butterfly Moon. My favorite is the baby Bella tee, and I am a medium in that. I am a fangirl of things like GoT, Batman, Battlestar, Firefly, but I don't really like plastering myself in memorabilia. I WOULD however, swoon over a literature tee. Like these: http://outofprintclo...-shirts/womens/ I'd love a Little Women, Moby Dick, The Raven, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre or Sense and Sensibility tee   Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? Love them! I'm not a huge fan of 'pumpkin spice' flavored chocolate though. I'd rather just have regular chocolate! Anything else pumpkin would be welcome! (teas, coffees, baked goods, etc ) 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? I got September Midnight and snakes in the pumpkin patch, and I have some weenie decants coming. I haven't gotten anything from Beaver Moon, but I'd love to try decants or sniffies! I also really wanted to get a new BPTP hair gloss, or at least try a new one, but I ran out of money. The werebeast one, definitely. I'm waiting and waiting for my beloved Implacable Beautiful Tyrant to come back. I only have a small decant, and didn't get a big bottle in time before they went out of stock   Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? I'll put them on my amazon wishlist!   Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? YESS EVERYTHING! worked at starbucks for two years and I miss my weekly pound of coffee/tea tin. My favorites are Yukon and Guatemala (medium blends) I also like Gold Coast for dark blends. And I have had a long obsession with Passion tea, which I always seem to be running out of! I love the berry hibiscus refreshers but I'm more of a fan of the store made drink than the vias. I'd love to try any Teavana fruity tea blends!   10/17/13: Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? I love all types of halloween decorations, but I tend to lean toward macabre and cute things.   WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? Not really anything yet, besides dressing up for parties, though we won't be doing that this year.   10/16/13: Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? Socks please!! I knit a lot myself, so instead of scarves, hats and armwarmers, I'd love new patterns and yummy yarn to make them with!

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SW Fall 2013 help!

I just want to say first off that I am so excited to be playing this again! Thank you to my dear Witch for scoping me out. I always feel a bit weird asking for things, so I will just post things I really like!   I absolutely love Yankee Candle's Sugared Apple! Bordering on obsession actually. The problem is that it has been 'discontinued' but whenever I ask about it in stores, there is always a small supply on the "throwback" shelf, and there is always a bunch at the factory in MA. I'm not sure why they say it's discontinued when they still technically produce it. Anyway I am down to my last jar, and there's less than half left so I would shriek with joy to be gifted with ANYTHING Sugared Apple. seriously.   That was the only thing I could think of for now, but I am sure I will think of more later!

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Bridal BPAL wishlist! (I need to find the one!)

possibles:   Jacob's Ladder '05 (or the new one, if there is one for 2012) Villainess' Birthrite BPAL's Snow White 2005 Bewitched The Lion     I want to try decants of:   A Wonderful Light Belle Epoque* Beautiful and Adored* Cathedral Dreamland El Amor y la Muerte* Eternal Fallen The Girl* Helena Heavenly Love & Earthly Love Haunted Katrina Van Tassel Love's Philosophy* Lucy's Kiss Maiden Ophelia* Peony Moon Regan Silver Phoenix Succubus Swan Maiden* Szepasszony Titania* Two Five Seven* Unveiled* Vasakasajja*  

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Halloweenie SW '11 questions!

September 23rd     Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? Maybe just a bookmark or a magnet or something.   I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? I love Cauldron Bubbles, and have been meaning to get some in perfume form. Other scents I'd love to try are: Black Apple Noel Candy Apple ChocoApple Coconut Coconut Sugar Cranberry Noel Fairytale Pumpkin Noel Pumpkin Spider Cider She's a Peach! Toffee Apple Crunch Wicked Pumpkin   what's your favorite kind of pizza? fresh tomatoes, broccoli and chicken     Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? not really.   September 22nd     Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! Plum, dark fuschia, dark cobalt (not quite navy), dark forest green, dark blood red   What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? I have so many already, no thanks!   Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? All of the above! I don't have a tartwarmer though.   What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? I really like sour candy and salted caramel flavors.   So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) unless you can get me the old Neverwinter Nights PC games, no thanks.   Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? I'm probably going to Pumpkin fest in Keene this October! What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? this was my question, I work at Starbucks and so far I really like Anniversary blend!   September 21st   Cthulhu: yay or nay? nah, I haven't gotten into Lovecraft yet (though I'd like to!)   Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Go to Salem, Mass for autumn, finish my granny ripple afghan, save for a car.   Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:     Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting nope! I can't really afford it. I might make a last minute lab order for Weenies if I like any of the decants I got.   Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! nah. I just like the pretties   If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? I would love a lacy knit/crocheted shawl to keep me warm! I believe I am allergic to mohair, angora or any small animal fur. Wool is okay though. I'd love a deep plum or dark blue color   If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. Emmy Archie Rosie Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? no thanks.   How do you feel about terrariums? not sure. I'm kind of a minimalist,   What's your favorite horror movie? May   If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. That would be awesome! Tazo Passion or Zen Tea, wasabi peas, Mary Kay Timewise products (especially the moisturizer), Clinique Dramatically different lotion. LUSH Karma soap (or anything scented in Karma.   Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? She's alright. Restoration-ish era literature kind of bores me though. I prefer the passionate mid to late Victorians.   I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? No thanks, I'm not really into that sort of thing.   Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yes! Any period really, but especially Victorian, Art Nouveau and 20's era.   If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? Yes! I really like Chibi Vampire and Nana and there are so many to collect, I don't have all of them (see my amazon wishlist)   If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Coconut! if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Like many other witchees have said, the Waterhouse paintings.   Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? I would love a project gift! I'm really into all crafts.   Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Of course! I don't have many BPAL shirts.   Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! No allergies, but I try to eat healthier things like jerky, nuts and seeds (sometimes dried fruit if its anything but raisins (I especially like dried cranberries)   Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I have a charm bracelet that I need to fill up. I've been looking for a mountain lion charm and a graduation charm.     September 20th   Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. I would love some! I really need a good foundation brush and a powder brush.   Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? No thanks.   Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. #occupywallstreet and maybe a Weenie, even though I haven't tried them yet!   Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Jo March from Little Women, ever since I was a little girl.   Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? I haven't looked =( I'll update when I've looked.   So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? As friendly as I am, and as much as I love my Witch, I'd have to say no, that would freak the $@ out of me. Maybe if it was planned ahead of time.       September 19th   How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? Deep dark metallic colors, purple, red, grey, blue, green. I don't mind chemicals because I use a chemical free base usually.   Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I used to be able to wear lip balm but since I developed eczema on my lips I can now only use petroleum jelly or Rosebud Salve (which I actually need more of!)   Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork)   -For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream) No thanks   -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Sketchbooks are nice, but I like the bound ones (like books) so I can write in them. lol   -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? Love them!   If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? new concealer, some random food items for the house, some diet soda and maybe some gum.   Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? No thanks. Unless it was sugar free jam, I'd actually really like that. Raspberry or Blackberry are my favorites.   Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Rule for me is Black and white photographs, color paintings. would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works I guess so, but I'm not sure I'd really need all that stuff.   Amigurumi, yes or no? Sure! I'm not sure what I'd do with them though, lol.     I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Anything by Waterhouse. I also like Monet's waterlilies and Van Gogh's Starry Night.   If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Mountain Lion! (they are hard to find)   Name your 3 favorite scents for candles Cedar-orange (or something woodsy and citrusy, like DarkCandles' Bonfire), Patchouli (or something like Darkcandles' Crypt Moss) and anything apple cinnamon.   Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea Earl Grey, Raspberry earl grey, cinnamon   September 18th   Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? Size Medium shirt. I need T-shirts that are women's sized but long, in any dark colors.   How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Yes!!   Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Never heard of it.   If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from. Anything I could want has tons of sugar in it =(   Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). I love Mac stuff, even though I had to resort to buying a PC because I couldn't afford a macbook =(   SOCK PREFERENCES?   Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color? sure, anything in a dark solid color.   Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? I don't really like the way they feel. September 17th   Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? Yes! The bf and I want Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, and I would like Dancer in the Dark (the one with Bjork)   Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Sure!   Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? no, no money   Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? I like Star Trek but I am a bit rusty since I watched it when I was a kid.   Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? Anything vintage or antique! We need stuff for our walls.     September 16th   Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? I have been more into cooking at home, since we don't have much money just starting out, and I'm having fun experimenting with low carb cooking. Come to think of it I really want to try coconut flour but can't find it anywhere! New question: How do you feel about maple syrup? I like it, but can't have it right now (the sugar)   How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm) That's really cool. I think I'd like something simple, though, of a lion of some sort.   Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? Sure, but I'm not crazy about them. Send them all to my boyfriend lol   Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)- YES I love any kind of jerky, as long as it has no sugar added!   Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. Nah, its okay   Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) Nay, only because I have never watched it.   I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? No thanks.   Anyone love Buffy/Angel? I've never liked either show.   How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Anything as long as its sugar free!   How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? sure, for my phone!   Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? Both!   Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? Yes I have pierced ears and a nose ring. I used to have many other piercings but they are all closed up.   How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? As long as they are low carb and sugar free, they are fine!       September 15th   interested in anything from Lush? Sure! I'd like to try their bath bombs (I only recently have gotten a bathtub). I also really like their dream cream and trichotillomania shampoo   September 14th   Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? want to write, read, knit, love my bf and cats   How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? I would love little bottles of flavored vodka or rum, as long as there is no sugar in them   What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) I love fudge more than is healthy, especially when the holidays roll around. Trouble is it would have to be sugar free   Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Love Mochi!! especially green tea flavored. Sucks that there's tons of sugar in it though   Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE I really want to try a sample of the hair glosses. really any scent!   Does anyone like kimchi? I've never tried it but would like to.   Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Yes!   You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Oh jesus. Well I am waiting to make my actual order because I want to try my decants first, but this is what I'd order from the lab: Autumn Cider Devil's Night 2011 Elegy IX: The Autumnal Ghosts in Love October 2011 Pumpkin Princess Sonnet D'Automne (especially excited about this one) The Vampire Bride The Nymphae Avernales Regina Erebi All the Apples   BPTP: Honey Pumpkin Stout soap Sugar Skull soap Marshmallow Pumpkin bath oil (since I love last years perfume so much!) Spun Sugar Spectre bath oil Candied Pumpkin perfume oil Every scent of Hair gloss   Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I haven't really looked yet, but I'd love anything from there!   Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes Not really a sports person   How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I'd love some! I like having thank you cards on hand   Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I like glitter as long as it doesn't get everywhere   Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? sure! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I love stuffed animals lol. I especially like all kinds of big cats, but especially snow leopards and mountain lions.   how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? sure, that would be cool!   When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Mrs. Grass chicken noodle soup or scrambled eggs, lots of echinacea cold care tea, a nice blanket or two and some mindless TV.   What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) Being able to buy all the BPAL I want, and being able to spend any amount on really good food ingredients at the grocery store each week.   What do you really NOT want? raisins or any other kind of dried fruit, licorice, anything violet scented or flavored, scarves (I have too many!!!)     September 13th   How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? sure! I can always use more kitchen towels, as long as they are red or dark blue.   How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? I like wearing a lot of casual dresses with leggings.   Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) I like word games more, like word searches, crosswords, Scrabble etc.   Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? YES!       September 12th   Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Sure! PDF would be okay.   If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? No kids, just cats   Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) Sure, I like number 8 and number 1   Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? leaf and tree patterns!   If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? No loose tea, please, I can never get it to work for me. I prefer tea bags!   September 11th   I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I don't mind lightly used items!   Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? It would be okay. I like Nightmare before Christmas stuff, and my favorite princesses are Ariel and Belle   what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I can't eat sugar, sorry.   Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. I use both but I most often use shower gel.   How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? coconut and peanut butter. Though it would have to be sugar free.   Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? Sure! I love gemstones!   Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! I love salted caramels, but they'd have to be sugar free   Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? No thank you, I have way too many scarves!   This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Yes! I love collecting gemstone nuggets and geodes.   And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? Maybe, I'd have to look at the site though.       September 10th   What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Christian Bale, back when he was in Little Women... are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? I haven't checked, but I love apple scents. If I like anything I will put it on my wishlist.   If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat? My cats would love to receive catnip toys!   What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? Any of the BPTP home sprays, bath oils etc (everything but the soaps) I would love to try any of them, but I could never justify ordering any because I can't afford the prices.   Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? I'd love some vintage Art Nouveau prints for my bare walls.   If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? I am fair, cool and I have red toned dark brown hair.   Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? Sure!   Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) not really, other than the new Bjork that is coming out. I prefer mp3 format   Are you going away for any part of this round? Nope, unless you count me being at work lol   Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yes!   If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure!   Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I love walking.   Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? no thanks, I don't really know how to read knitting abbreviations, so I watch youtube. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? no, unfortunately. I wish I did.   Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?     September 9th   Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?   - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?   - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?   Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?   If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture!   If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality!   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?   What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?   Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?   Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?   Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?   Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?   Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:       September 8th   From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?   Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?   Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?   Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...   Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?   Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?   What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?   Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar?   Social Media?   Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?   Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?   What is your favorite animal?   What are you going to be for Halloween?   If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.)   How do you feel about nick-knacks?   What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?   Do you like going to the movies?   What are your favorite restaurants?   Do you play any video games?   Do you like any anime?   Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?   how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be?   How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?   Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above?   Muppets: yea or nay?   Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?   Favorite Mythological Creature?:   Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers   Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??

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SPRING SW '11 QUESTIONS

March 19   If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? Its not that I would be creeped out, I just get extremely nervous around strangers.   Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? Yeah that would be really cool!     March 18   Do you like poetry? I do! I love Oscar Wilde and Sylvia Plath   What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? My boyfriend likes things that smell like 'cookies' :roll: As for me, the perfect scent is a combination of cedarwood and mandarin, they used to have it at Yankee Candle a while back and I've been mourning it. Dark Candle's Bonfire or Crypt Moss are good substitutes   What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Yes! Devi from the I Feel Sick comics has been my hero for ages. I would love more Lenore comics, I think I only have one. Generally Slave Labor Graphics has tons of cool potential comics. How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? I like dark colors like dark reds and dark purples and the occasional dark blue or green. Sometimes gunmetal grey. Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? Yes please!! We are moving out this summer for the first time and I am trying to gather together basic kitchen stuff for our apartment. I need measuring spoons, measuring cups, kitchen towels, hot pads, stainless steel pots and pans, and the kitchen colors I am planning are black and red.   Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? I read FsC comics, (see amazon w/l) My boyfriend is OBSESSED with D&D to the point that it may be unhealthy, so any D&D stuff would be much loved and adored. Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo??? Would this change if it were an article of clothing vs. a bag/pillow/blanket/somethingelse I love velvet so much! Satin is nice too, though it tends to get staticky   Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? only Womb Furie. Still (haven't gotten a chance to order, and I think tomorrow is the last day)   March 17 Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? Hmm. I'm not quite sure what any of that is! Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? Hmm. maybe some small couch pillows for my living room. Dark jewel colors please, and nothing too ornamented, as we have claw happy kitties. purses? bags? What style/colors? no thanks, I have too many.   Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? nah, I have way too many.   Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? Yes! I would love to try any kind of natural deodorants and home fragrance stuff.   March 16   For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? I don't usually wear lipstick or color on my lips. I like medicated lip balm though, and can never have enough of it! Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc. Oh vanilla beans would be awesome. Or some vanilla and/or coconut extract (doesn't have to be fancy, honestly lol) What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? Yes the American Mountain Lion and I also really like Snow Leopards.   If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? Hmm, any of my favorites (from my profile) would be awesome. But I'm not so obsessed with rare vintage stuff. All the really old BPAL I've ever had have gone sour or strange smelling on me.   DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? regular DVDs are fine! Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) I'm all good for socks right now.   Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? What ever my witch desires, I have no preference, it is fun either way! Do you like pirate-related things? Sure! No Pirates of the Caribbean stuff though, I tend to think its tacky. I like REAL pirate stuff.   Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? I love Villainess Birthrite and Arcana's Devilish and I'd LOVE more! What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? I love Art Nouveux most of all. Anything romantic and aesthetic AND old fits me very well.   Would you like caffeinated lollipops?: http://www.lollyphil...cks-caffeinated those sound delightful.   Copied CD's or DVD's? of course!   I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? No thanks, I really don't like Disney.     March 15 Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? No thanks. I can't really have it at the moment   Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Sure!   Do you like amurigami dolls? Of course, they are cute. I'm not sure I'd find them really practical though because I am moving this summer and trying to downsize the amount of stuff I own.       March 14 surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Read, knit, clean my room, go out for coffee and shopping with my best friend and talk about baby stuff, go out to dinner with my boyfriend.   Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Not regularly, but I have been keeping up with Andra's Love to Eat Hate to Exercise blog because I enjoy it so much.   Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? No thanks, I already have like 20 lol. Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? Well, I do usually enjoy gardening, but I am not sure what it will be like when I move this summer. The apartment we are thinking about might not have a gardening space, though I suppose I could use pots out on the balcony, if we have one. If so, I'd love to grow tomatoes and fresh herbs in pots.   Social Networking sites: just facebook for now. Though I'm getting tired of being mindlessly addicted to it. I am tempted to just cut and run.   favourite artists or specific paintings? I LOVE Pre-Raphaelite artists, especially John William Waterhouse (my favorite is Ophelia), and the Rosettis.   March 13   how about mix CDs? LOVE them   Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) sure! Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? No thanks, those are deliciously dangerous, and I'm dieting.   Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? Oh yes! I'd love some E.M. Forster, more Dickens, Austen, Hemingway... I'll put some on my amazon wishlist.   candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? I'm more inclined to scented candles, in fruity, fresh (seashore) or vanilla scents.   Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? 1. Track 3 - Great Expectations Soundtrack 2. I wanna Be Your Dog - Siouxsie and the Banshees 3. Trinity's Calling - CocoRosie 4. Destillat - VNV Nation 5. Silly Kids Games - The Damned 6. Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie 7. WTV - Ministry 8. Werewolf - CocoRosie 9. Invasion - UNKLE 10. 1,000,000 - Nine Inch Nails 11. Saya's Destiny (BLOOD + Soundtrack) - Mark Mancina 12. I'm Sensitive - Jewel 13. Straight Lines - Silverchair     Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? Oh my god YES! I haven't gotten one of those in ages. I already know my basic birth chart, but I have never gotten an in depth interpretation. Birthdate 9/14/1983 5:35 AM Hartford, CT So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? No thanks, I prefer real books.   March 11   Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Huge list, please!     What would I order TODAY from BPAL? If I had a decent amount of dough to spend, I would get:   GC: Bliss, Imp, Pickled Imp, Incubus LE: Womb Furie x2 (I've been wanting this one FOREVER)   imps: Elegba What level of nudity? It's cool as long as its for a purpose. Unnecessary nudity usually bothers me.   gently used items from a garage sale/thrift store? sure why not?   Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? Yes, actually I need the basic seasonings because my boyfriend and I are moving into our first apartment this summer!   Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? Sure, anything would be good. I am particularly fond of earl grey, and flavored coffees are the BOMB.   Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Maybe? I'll be able to have nuts pretty soon. I really love sugar free jerky for snacks.   Baked Goods? Yea Nay? I'd love to say yes, but I am currently dieting, low carb. Unless you have super kick ass Atkins baking skills!   If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? Sure! I'd love some low carb cook books! I will see if I can put some ideas on my amazon wishlist   Mix CDs Yes please! I'm always looking for new music!

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Valentine Cupid questions!

Would you prefer a poem or romance novel & what type of romance novel? Romance novel! I like historical romance. But nothing too cheesy! Please no vampire stuff.   How do you feel about burned mix cds (good time for mood music *giggle*)? I love mix CDs   Do you have metal/ jewelry allergies? Nope.   Do you bake/would you be interested in baked goods or related mixes? I can't, unfortunately. Unless my person knows how to bake low carb / sugar free.   Do you like cute stationery, stickers, note cards, stuff like that? Oh yes! I love anything Sanrio or Japanese/Korean in general. Do you like tea? If so, do you prefer your tea loose or in tea bags? love tea. I prefer bags, because it takes too damn long to fill my metal strainer and then empty/wash it. My favorite tea is Earl Grey, I'd like to try some variations of it. I also really like the Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea (the kind they have at Starbucks) but haven't gotten around to buying some.   What is your favorite Valentine candy? Mine has always been Red Hots (or red cinnamon bears, I really really LOVE Cinnamon candy) and those cherry valentine heart lollipops. If you could find those sugar free, I would love you forever. I really hate Conversation Hearts.   Knitted items? I knit myself pretty well, but I could use a nice afghan square knitted or crocheted 12" x 12" in a dark blue, green, grey or black if my Cupid is crafty. I am replacing afghan squares from the Afghan swap due to the people that dropped out and it would be nice if I had one less to knit to finish my blanket! Would you enjoy some loose beads for your own crafts, or any other crafty bits? No thanks, I would love some yarn though! Would you rather get things all together or in a couple of doses? I kind of like getting a few packages, but it is exciting to be expecting a big one! Kid/Parent/church lady safe or not? Sure! I'm not really into penis soaps though lol Length of necklace, size of bracelet, post or dangle earrings preferred? I like 17 or 18" chains, small simple pendants, my wrist is about 6", and I like post earrings   Stuffed critters or other things of the cuddly variety? I would really love a stuffed animal I like snow leopards, and just your traditional Teddy bear <3   For those who don't do jewelry/have a prohibitive amount of metal sensitivities, etc., would you prefer something like a keychain charm or other little ornamental thing? No thanks, I do like jewelry but it doesn't have to be fancy. I like simple things

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Yule wishlist

Just for my own reference:   Cold Moon Phoenix in Winter   THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS WHOOP Klara THE WALTZ OF THE SNOWFLAKES GELT 2010 GINGERBREAD POPPET 2010 JACOB'S LADDER 2010 WINTER-TIME WOODS IN WINTER  

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SW Halloweenie 2010 questions Part III

9/30/10 Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Yes, everything! Even though I haven't seen it yet I know I'll love anything. 9/29/10 Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? TKO! I love it so much. If I don't want to smell like lavender though (or if I don't want to get sleepy lol) I like Jacob's Ladder or Snow White What are you going to be for Halloween? Not sure yet, but I have this big old burgundy cape made out of an authentic Victorian era velvet drape that I have been wanting to have an excuse to wear since forever. I think I might be Red Riding Hood. If I had the money to humor my fancy, I'd be a STEAM PUNKED Little Red Riding Hood. Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? YES MY WITCH COULD DO ALL MY ENGLISH AND HISTORY PAPERS FOR ME THIS SEMESTER! (j/k, no I don't want anything weird or random, not anything I could think of)   9/25/10 If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? CONNECTICUT - red oak leaves, oakmoss, Mountain Laurel honey and a smoke-memory of Algonquin camp-fires. PHOENIX - An ambiguous mix of ozone, stainless steel beams of skyscraper, the pompous bubble of a CEO's champagne, with an afterthought of dry amber and stalwart sacredness of white sage Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? I'd love empty roller balls!   9/24/10 Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Cool!! I'd love a kitty, or a bear or a wolf 9/23/10 Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? I used to collect stones, but now I have too many. I would love some stone pendants though, in a small size, not too fancy. I love labradorite, moonstone, bloodstone, garnet, citrine, clear quartz. My absolute favorite is Labradorite though. What's your favorite Halloween Music? Eh not too into it. Unless it was some cool pagan Samhain music! that'd be awesome (in the vein of Faun, Medieval Babes or something) 9/22/10 Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? For some reason, I have never been that into deviantart. Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? I haven't tried anything by Blooddrop, but I would absolutely love to! What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? No shoes, thanks. I am really picky about my shoes. Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? I always thought those adult coloring books were awesome! no paper dolls, please, they would probably end up in the clutter pile! Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? I'm not quite sure what this means, probably not. What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Archive's "Again" and Rasputina's "My Night Sky" Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? not really. I'd love to try some though. Would you (assumin' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? That would be cool to experiment with! If you have played before, what are some of the most memorable things you've gotten? What really made you go WOW? If you haven't played, same thing, but not limited to SW. A few Halloweens ago, I got an awesome black fleece blanket with white skeletons on it from a Witch. I have used that blanket as my "knitting/cuddle" couch blanket for years now, it kept me warm while I had H1N1 last year, my dog loves cuddling with it. I'm sure it didn't cost very much, but it's just awesome! 9/21/10 Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? no thanks. I like garlic plain! Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? meh. I used to love Zombie movies but now they have become so trite and hackneyed. However I did see a newer zombie movie that really impressed me lately, and that was Fido.   9/20/10 If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I'd love to try anything, honestly. I have been wanting to try Arcana's scents for ages. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? 57, but like others have said, I go through them every couple of months and weed, selling or swapping the ones I either don't ever wear, or have been keeping for odd reasons other than actually liking them Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? Hmm. Not really I guess. Anyone else into Emily Autumn? I tried listening to some of her stuff but her voice kind of annoys me. What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share. I'll have to do this later as I am running out of time! What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Yes, if there was a way you could make it without adding sugar to it, that would be SO awesome!!

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SW Halloweenie part II questions

9/19/10 Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I love Neil Gaiman, I am trying to collect all of his children's books (I have none yet). I'm a bit picky about my fantasy/sci fi. I play Dungeons and Dragons, but I find the themed books rather boring. I like it when real life characters are thrust into fantasy worlds and learn about themselves through their experiences. Some of the DnD books (and Game of Thrones, etc) are just really hard for me to relate to. Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I like soap! I would love to try Paintbox soapworks, but honestly at this point I think I have enough soap!   9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Hair sticks!! Ketylos are my favorite, I prefer short sticks, around 5" in length and I usually prefer unadorned sticks crafted in real wood ( I love the different colors though, and one exception to the real wood only rule is Dymondwood!). So far I have one 5" Ketylo in rosewood, and one 5" Dymondwood in Charcoal. I'd love some dark blue and dark purple ones! (I think they are on etsy or ebay as well) Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? no kids!! In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? I would love a pair of wrist warmers/fingerless gloves that are NOT bulky (are finely knit), all the rest I can either make myself or learn to make. How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? sure! Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I haven't gotten a chance to look honestly, but I do like Violette Market and would like to try anything foody or fruity. What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) northern New England climate!!! What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I would love to learn how to spin yarn and make cold or hot process soap Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? I haven't really looked at that e-tailer Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? I'd love to try anything! I am so upset because I have to go to a wedding that very weekend. The same damn weekend that BPAL is finally coming to the Northern East Coast!!!!!!!! That's only 50 miles away from me! arg. Anyone need address/phone type books? no thanks, I don't use those.   9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? not really. I use Netflix for movies and I usually buy mp3's from itunes. Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I have tried Possets, and really didn't like most of the scents I tried, so no thanks. Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) nah, that's okay. I have too much random stuff cluttering up my house. Anne Taintor, anyone? I have no idea who that is sorry. Which web comics do you enjoy? Suggest one to me!   9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I can make my own scarves but a nice shawl would be nice. I feel like I already answered this question though. How do you feel about recipes? I would love any low carb, low sodium recipes! Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? I make my own food usually. If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? yes of course! How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? no thanks, I can't really eat things like that if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I really like fruity teas, Earl Grey and Vanilla Chai. Green tea is okay but I kind of have to be in the mood for it. 9/15/10 How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Sure! not too much though, because I have a small house inhabited by hoarders, and though I share the hoarding gene, I am able to resist it somehow so I really try to limit the clutter potential. Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Can't really think of any right now. I am looking forward to the new Stephen King book but I have that on preorder (for November) check out my amazon wishlist! Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive mangas or anything related to them? Yes yes and yes!! I want more Chibi Vampire (#4), Pixie pop (#2) and Blood+ (any) manga. Most anime I don't buy because I can just watch it on Netflix. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? of course! OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I like knee high, not too thick and stripes in dark colors. How do people feel about word magnets that could be cool for my new apartment next year! 9/14/10 For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? honestly tea bags. I like loose leaf but its way too much hassle and I hate cleaning out the little metal tea diffuser. If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I would love an old fashioned Victorian style shawl in a dark color! I am pretty set on scarves though, I make them myself and I have around 4 million. lol. Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? yes, all of the above! (as I said before, I am moving out with my boyfriend in 6 months or so. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? I like both live and studio, and screw edited versions, they always suck. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? cats cats cats cats cats Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I LOVE lilies. My boyfriend still doesn't know what lilies are so when he buys me flowers he always ends up trying to get me what HE thinks are lilies and they aren't.. lol. Yes I have shown him pictures of lilies all the time, even pointed them out in real life, but he still can't remember. I like roses to a lesser degree. What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) Blue Pumpkin Floss (the prototype, not the Halloweenie) Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. no kids, just cats Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that sure! I can't really think of anything though, honestly. NaNoWriMo? I don't know. I might try it. Its going to be crazy hectic this semester, but its always going to be crazy hectic in the Fall, and NaNoWriMo is always going to BE in the fall, so I might as well wing it.     9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? Well, I am getting many of the scents in decants soon, but the ones I didn't sign up for in the decant circle that I am interested in trying are: Halloween: New Orleans, October 2010 (or 2009 for that matter), Wild Swans at Coole, Pomegranate III How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I love all that stuff, and I can put it to good use as well! Anything cute, especially Japanese/Korean themed stuff, sanrio-like, or anything retro would be awesome. I love pens notebooks and notecards especially. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Probably not, I can't have much sodium =( If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Of course!!! Would you like something you have to make yourself? Like assemble myself, or like a craft kit? sure, I love putting things together! Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? Yes, that would make it even better! Who is your favorite soap etailer? Villainess definitely. Though honestly I haven't really tried many others. I'd like to try Paintbox soapworks, Magic Hands and really anything else. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? OMG yes! I love vintage everything. Mostly Victorian (which is hard to find sometimes, I know) 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's Honestly, if its any kind of vintage, you've got me sold. Teacups would be so so awesome, as long as they have matching saucers. I want to try to start a collection of random vintage teacups with their own matching saucers. And reproductions ones would be okay too, as long as they were good ones. With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? Honestly, I have no preference at all. What ever would work best for my witch, I'm not demanding and I would actually be ecstatic with whatever my witch decided to send me, even if it was like, one thing What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? Lately I have been wearing a lot of neutral colors, I have been straying away from bright pinks, purples and reds like I used to wear. I like neutral (on the cool side though) eye shadows, shimmery highlighters, etc. I usually wear Everyday minerals foundation and powder, but my BIG love (which I use all the time) is MAC Fluidline in black. I would really like to try other colors, or try some of the coastal scents gel eyeliners that everyone keeps raving about. My favorite eye shadow brand is Urban Decay, and I've been trying to find their eye shadow in Lounge for so long but I think it might be discontinued =( Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you'd date/have relations with ) (this is really hard because I don't really feel sexually attracted to most famous people, I'm usually only attracted to my boyfriend): #1 Christian Bale (before Batman, around the Little Women era ) #2 Chris Corner (less because of his looks, and more because I fell in love with him through his music) #3 a younger Johnny Depp (I know that's cliche, but I think its also because he's Native American, hehe) #4 Alan Rickman (Sense and Sensibility Alan, NOT Robin Hood Alan, which just shows you how good he is at portraying an evil character) #5 (can't think of anyone else, but I'll come back and edit when I think of someone)   Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? Nah I'm good with a moderate to low contact witch. I understand that my witch may have a busy life (just like me) and might not have enough time to send me e-cards all the time =) Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? It's in the works. I have a BPAL spreadsheet, but I honestly don't have that much time to go through it and mark it all. Plus about 2/3 of the scents I have tested, I tested a long time ago. So my wishlist is probably the best bet! Also, if my witch thinks I might like something based on the notes he/she knows I like but its not on my wishlist, by all means I would love to try it! Do you like maple sugar candy? Yeah, its okay. But no candy please. What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? I haven't tried it, but I would prefer no candy please (unless, like I have stated in another answer, it is a very small amount of candy corn or something that won't wreck my diet!) If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Yeah that'd be awesome! Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Garlic, onion powder, powdered clove ( I put it in my henna mixture for my hair) Microsoft or Apple? I had an Apple for 6 years, so I am very familiar with it, but I know have a PC (I just couldn't afford another Apple after my first one died =( ) Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? My boyfriend go to Cape Cod every summer to his Aunt's beach house. I love getting my favorite flavor ice cream (peppermint stick) and watching the whole sun set, sitting on the rocks at the beach. Oh and another really favorite thing of mine is campfires. Going to Cape Cod or going camping or anything like that is not a real vacation unless there is a campfire. Luckily my boyfriend is an ex-Eagle Scout, so he taught me how to make an awesome one. And we just sit there, the two of us, for hours (no TV or internet) and we talk and talk and drink beers and its so much fun. (I love my boyfriend, if you couldn't already tell) Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Yes of course!! Handwritten letters are awesome, but I'm not usually good about being a penpal unfortunately, because I never seem to have the time to sit down and write a letter. 9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? I have one!!!!! http://www.last.fm/user/lamhnain-maire Any countries you're interested in? Yes, Japan and Ireland. I am currently learning Japanese as a foreign language requirement for my Master's degree. I am a voracious lover of sushi and I am obsessed with Japanese culture, manga, anime and honestly everything about Japan. Ireland I am interested in studying the history of, also the celtic legends and myths, I feel connected to it due to my heritage. I also have an interest in French culture and French cooking. I loved watching the movie Julie and Julia, and I'd love to eventually get Julia Child's famous "Mastering French Cooking" book for my lifetime cookbook collection. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? oh that would be awesome!! I would love that. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Of course!!! I am not picky, if my witch made me something, I would love its imperfections if there were any! Are you a foodie? I think I have the potential to be, I'm just not in a place financially that I can surrender to the desire. I do value quality very very much, and I love eating organic as much as I can. Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? We're Red Sox fans!! though we have never been like rabid fans of anything, its more just for fun. For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I like cutesy, vintage and gothic Halloween styles. Not campy and REALLY not inflatable! Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks?Yes yes yes!! I have tons I haven't used, there is just something I love about blank books. so many possibilities! 9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? no thank you. I may try making them myself though, for my brother's b-day. are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? no thanks, I have a ton already. Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Eh, no thanks. Unless it is Anne Rice , or it was written before 1900. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? Ooh, well I have a Nintendo DS and I only have one game for it, Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass. I'd love another Zelda game, or a Pokemon game! How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? pressed flowers would be nice! If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Oh man: Red Moon 2004, Gothabilly, Loviatar Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? I haven't ordered anything yet. I plan on taking part in the Inquisition and I hope to get anything but the Licorice scent. The Marshmallow Pumpkin scent sounds the best to me. I need t-shirts though! If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) I'd love some cool yarn in jeweltones! Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? I have rather... eclectic and eccentric taste: 1. Marooned by The Gathering 2. Batman by Alien Sex Fiend 3. Give In to Me by Michael Jackson 4. Earth Intruders by Bjork 5. Walking in London by Concrete Blonde Soundtracks you'd like? none that I can think of... If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Regina Spektor, or Tori Amos 9/10/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? omg yes! I love apples sooo much. If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? I've had reactions to angora. I like dark jewel colors, and I typically hate browns yellows and oranges Gift Certificate: physical or email? oh it doesn't matter. whatever works best! Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I like Macintosh Spice, Autumn Leaves, Autumn Wreath, and I REALLY love Beach Walk and China Sea (if they still make it!) would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? I have to say that I would probably appreciate a mountain lion fetish more than anything, like EVER. I know it is kind of hard to obtain unless it is specifically Zuni made, as most mainstream things are about African lions. But I'd also appreciate a carved Lion or Snow leopard, as they are extremely similar in symbolism. (look at this picture of a Snow Leopard I very luckily caught at the Bronz Zoo!!! http://www.facebook....4&ref=fbx_album he/she was right in front of my face!! )My totem is the mountain lion, I have had many dreams of a female mountain lion protecting me, and constantly beside me, and I feel so attached to her, I sort of feel like she is actually there. My mother raised me teaching me what she could about my Native American (Abenaki) heritage and background, so this means so very much to me. I had a garnet once (I think I bought it at a new age shop at one point, but I didn't realize the shape until after) that reminded me of a female lion's (no mane) head. I kept that stone with me for strength all the time, but then I lost it and I've been mourning it ever since And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? that sounds cool! though I can't say I am quite partial to radishes. http://www.etsy.com/...=cat1_gallery_8 What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? Please no Wal-mart gift cards, I really hate that store and refuse to give them my money. I actually prefer online gift cards over in store gift cards. I got an online one once for Dark Candles and I still remember how awesome that was.   9/9/10 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Poltergeist, especially the part where the kid get sucked into the closet. I've been afraid of closets in the dark ever since. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one last.fm (screen name is lamhnain-maire), Long Hair Community (LHC), facebook (mostly for frontierville), gmail, ebay, amazon Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? ERNIE! I was obsessed with him as a kid. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? a female lion Comfort Rereads?: Harry Potter, Anne Rice's Mayfair witches series, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Neverwhere, Stephen King's Rose Madder, Louisa May Alcott's A Long Fatal Love Chase and Little Women. Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? Nope, I'll be around! If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) I am taking a Nathaniel Hawthorne class (through which I am generally learning much about the Puritains, though from a secondary source of course), An English Victorian History class, an Imperialism class and a creative writing poetry class. All of which I am insanely interested in I got to choose my classes for once. What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. My daemon quiz said a Snow Leopard,. That quiz got me spot on in how independent I am. Either that or a Mountain Lion. What's YOUR favorite word? I have a lot of favorite words. I didn't choose to be an editor or an English major for nothing! One word that comes to mind is antebellum. Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most?I like the idea a LOT but I don't think I could really pull off wearing anything (I usually wear simple things now) Maybe if it wasn't too outlandish, like a very small pendant. I do like spats, but that's more generally Victorian than specifically steampunk.

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Sw Halloweenie 2010 Questions

Baked goods: no thank you. I feel bad saying no because I know there will be some witches who won't have much money but pleaseplease don't send any sort of food or candy. It's for a personal reason, I can let my witch know privately is he/she is interested. Tea would be AWESOME though. Goodies for other family: Sure! my boyfriend loves foody scents like chocolate and cookies and vanilla caramel. He is looking for a new candle for his room. He's into D&D very much, he DM's and is always looking for cool miniatures. Kitty toys would be loved to bits!   Little stuff vs. big stuff: I love getting little things here and there, but I also love getting big packages, so it is up to my witch. Pretty much, either way I'm happy lol.   Social networking: I have a facebook, just look up my full name. I have an LJ but I keep it private, you can still look at my user info though, my name there is garnetmaire. my myspace http://www.myspace.com/darkbird but i don't use it anymore, so its a bit outdated.   Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? Most of the things on my wishlist I have already tried and I want more of! There are some things on my wishlist I haven't tried though, but those are identified lol   How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? I really love extra big pj bottoms because they are comfy. I'd love to get some halloween themed pj bottoms! L or XL are perfect (not my size, I just like them big!) - Are you into Austen's books? Yes! I don't like the whole Jane Austen and zombie thing though. I think its stupid and a bit disrespectful. - Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? I used to read my own cards, I'd like to get back into it, but I need an original Rider Waite deck to learn off of instead of all the pretty yet complicated decks I have. - Mix CD: omg yes!!!!!!!!!!! -Harry Potter house: Ravenclaw!! I even made a dark blue and silver striped scarf for myself last winter, only because I didn't like the original bronze and dark blue color scheme. - soft things: I would really like a pair of mittens that converts into fingerless gloves. I wear fingerless gloves religiously in the Fall/winter, but always wished I had a pair of the aforementioned for when its REALLY cold.   ****************************************   Halloween Plans: hopefully not having H1N1 like last year! Ugh that sucked!   TV Guilty Pleasures: I honestly don't feel guilty about anything I watch. Most mainstream American TV I honestly don't like, especially reality TV and a lot of popular shows like True Blood and whatnot. It just doesn't appeal to me, all the actors look the same, the storylines seem all the same, nothing seems original to me anymore. I find most originality in comedy like Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Tim and Eric Awesome Show and most History documentaries / geeky science or nature shows. HOWEVER, if you think there is a show that I would really really like, by all means try me. I did like the Tin Man series on Sci Fi, and I like Dexter, and I am REALLY into anime. I'm hoping that someone can recommend me a very good anime because I am almost done with the series Blood + and I do all my knitting while watching so I need recommendations!   Cosplay/Costumes: eh not really. I never got the point of cosplay, in fact it really turns me off. I am however trying to think of a really cool Halloween costume for this year.   E-books: I prefer real books. Its a psychological thing. I feel like if I read a book electronically, I'm not really reading it haha. That and a computer screen tends to give me eye strain if I try to read for too long.   Scented Tarts: scented tarts are cool. I have a tart warmer, but honestly I prefer votive candles because they are easier to use and the cats are less likely to knock over a ton of melted wax. I would like to try out Dark Candles' tarts though, check my SW list in my sig for the scents I like. Body Mods: nostril (may be getting a septum with a small subtle ring at some point, even though my bf is totally against the idea ), I have one tattoo but hope to get another one for my birthday on the 14th this month, I have lots of ear piercings and I really need more captive rings in a 18 or 16g, size 5/16ths, and I have stretched lobes in a 4g, currently deciding whether or not to keep them though at this point. I'd like to get more piercings someday.   Lip balms: I love lip balms, but I really don't use any unless they are organic. I hate MyLipStuff balms (sorry guys) because they are way too liquidy, they melt easily and I usually just feel like I have flavored oil on my lips There is one exception to the organic lip balm rule, and that is Rosebud Salve's Strawberry lip balm from Sephora. I really need another one of these because my last tin got lost! Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some: No thank you. Normally I would say yes, but it is for the same reason as with food goodies. What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs) FsC! http://www.fscwasteland.com/ She did the first series of illustrations for Nightmares and Fairytales and Jhonen Vasquez. I'm also really into Art Nouveau (not so much Deco) and paintings done during the Aesthetic movement, especially the medieval ones!   how do you feel about mortars and pestles I have one, but I don't use it really Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? not really, unless you plan on packing a spider! Fake spiders are okay though =)   ***************************************   What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? probably wasabi peas, hummus and baby carrots   Ebooks no thanks, I like real books   Nail Polish: Ooh yes please! I like dark colors only.   What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? woodcrafting/woodburning, more embroidery, more crochet techniques   For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: both!! I love all Halloween decorations.   Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Nah I was never really into them. It bothers me that the original fairy tales have been forgotten because of that stupid conglomerate (won't get into it much more because I know there are Disney fans on here!) I am a BIG fan of old folk tales and fairy tales though.   Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? DVD player, and my bf has a Blue Ray player.   When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? Hmm. Unless it is from the same seller and is ALMOST identical, I'd rather not honestly. I am pretty picky when it comes to accessories and things. You can always just ask me lol.   What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? something with sweet red apple and patchouli, and a touch of nag champa! Or a nice amber like in the Lion, with some nag champa! I'm not quite good with names, because I'd have to smell it first!   *********************************   Favorite horror movie: Probably May. I love indie horror, like too much. I am also a fanatic for J-Horror and K-Horror, but it is extremely hard to find much on Netflix or On Demand. I would love to get some, especially the 3 extremes series. Favorite scary book or story: That's hard to choose, I have been a Stephen King fan since I was 12, Anne Rice as a teenager, Poppy Z. Brite was a favorite in college, I just love horror as long as its not Dean Koontz   Socks: I love socks! I love stripey knee highs in dark colors   What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? teas, cuddling, a soft blanket, watching a favorite TV show, being with my boyfriend always makes me feel better Would you like custom icons as a gift? sure! I think I would most appreciate a banner for my etsy shop. I'm rather incompetent when it comes to computer art, which sucks because I'm good at nearly everything else!   Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock? That sounds cool, sure! I'd love a new tart warmer, as mine is kind of yucky now.   COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Yes!!! I used to be obsessed with Jhonen Vasquez's I Feel Sick comic books (there are 2) and someone stole them (or they could have gotten lost) and I have been mourning them ever since I love comics from Slave Labor Graphics, including Lenore, Nightmares and Fairytales (I have all of those though) but it shows that I like really dark underground stuff. I also love manga, and I need more Chibi Vampire!! (I have 1-3 lol)   ****************************************   Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Mountain Lion. After that, really any type of big cat, I really like Snow Leopards I also really like bears and birch trees.   Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? No thank you. I have too many bpal boxes! Though I do need another plastic ammo box for imps. If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? Jo March from Little Women. I have probably given this answer like 20 other times in previous SW round questions! I also really REALLY like Saya from Blood +   If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I would like to have been born in 1870 in America as a woman, so that I could experience the extravagance of the Gilded Age, the gradual social liberation of women, and muckraking of the Progressive era. Or I would have liked to lived through the 1920's as a young rebellious lady I would like to have been a part of the Women's rights movement, to meet Susan B. Anthony and Stanton. Aside from all that I think what I would like most is to go back to my Native roots and live amongst the Abenakis in Vermont, before the French missionaries and Englishman drove them away and into Quebec. Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? Candy corn and those Pumpkins. Even though I said I can't have any food or candy, if you sent a TINY amount of these (like a serving or two) I'd be very happy (calorie safe) and content =) Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? No thanks, I can make my own =) Warm drinks? I love chai teas (not the syrups, the actual tea), earl greys, hot apple cider and hot cocoa. I would be interested in trying a really good sugar free brand of apple cider (I've heard they exist!) and cocoa   MISC: Someone mentioned that their relative would love random household items, and I have to say, my boyfriend and I will be moving in to our first place within 6 months, so we will definitely need random household stuff like spatulas, cooking spices, wooden spoons, that sort of thing.

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SW WEENIE '09 QUESTIONS PART III

5 blogs/websites I check daily Suppose I have a bottle of something you (my witchee) really wants, and I want to share it with you. Would you like a rollerball bottle made from oil in my own bottle in it? of course! What are your thoughts on Incense? I love Nag Champa so much! Also the Wildberry brand incense's Strawberry. What about handbags/totes/clutches? I have plenty of purses (perhaps too many) though I do need a good bookbag messenger bag (I am currently using a diaper bag for school ) Are there any particular movies you want on DVD? yes! Dancer in the Dark would be amazing. As would be Coraline. What about stickers?? stickers are awesome, especially cutesy Japanese kawaii stickers or just Sanrio ones. Do you just need anything from the Possets update? nah. I don't even have enough for BPAL at the moment Do you use henna at all (hair or skin)? Yes! I dye my hair with Body Art Quality henna. usually from hennaforhair.com, Punjabi Prime. I've been thinking of going dark brown though with indigo. What about 2010 Wall calenders? Or 2010 journals or appointment diaries? What subject? I'm all set with calendars and planners, thanks. What are your thoughts on Halloween decorations? I like practical useful decorations, like kitchen towels, fleece blankets, journals, candle holders etc What tarot card do you most identify with? The Star Who collects ACEOs/ATCs? I don't know what that is Switch Witches, which shoes do you own that are your favorite? What are your "daily drivers"? my chuck taylors usually. If you could describe yourself in 5 words, what would they be? introvert, generous, passionate, ambitious, curious Do you collect new/used stamps? Will you like to get stamps on your mails? I like old vintage stamps Any WKAP you're excited about? not specifically. though I' like to try all of them. How do you feel about stationary? (pens, notepads, cards, pencils, etc.) yes! I love Hello Kitty and Chococat stationary (especially the latter) The New update is next week.....Is everyone ready for the Yules and everything else in store? I'm not ready. oh goodness. Yule is my favorite BPAL season and I am scared. Cake or death? if I had to die I would choose death by cake! Are there any foreign food products that you'd love to get or to try? anything Japanese!!! especially rice crackers, rice cracker peanuts, candy, etc. Tea lovers, loose or bag? Paraphernalia? bagged please. I'm lazy and can't be bothered with tea balls. Would you object to annonomous postcards (real ones) from your witch before the big reveal??? not at all Do you drink alcohol? Wine, beer or liquor? What is your favorite wine/beer/mixed drink? I love red wines and dark beers. Do you like to find out there's a package on the way or to receive a tracking number to stalk, or do you prefer surprise packages? unless it is food or something melty, I am usually not home all the time so I guess I would prefer to know beforehand. Do you wear lip gloss/lip balm? If so, what flavors/scents? I like burts bees lip balms, I really don't like My Lip Stuff lipbalms. What is one thing you constantly keep with you that you constantly loose? my phone What are your favorite fruits?APPLE. melons, raspberries, pears, peach, Lychee If Beth made a perfume called "switch witch" what notes would be in it? oh I don't know. someone else had a really good idea in the thread. What is your favorite cookie type? snicker doodle. or peanut butter. if i were your witch, and i wanted to make you a spell or mojo bag, would you be into that? and, if you were, would you want it for something like love, prosperity or luck? or would you want it for a certain element? or would you want it for something more personal- and what might that be? I have been having money problems for a while, so I would definitely love a money mojo bag, or perhaps a successful career change spell (I've been stuck with a crummy job for a while...)

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SW WEENIE '09 QUESTIONS PART II

Are you into 80s movies (like i am ) if so, which are your favorites and who are your favorite characters? all the Molly Ringwald ones! Do you like Villainess soaps? What are your favorite scents? Blush! though I am open to other fruity (or ambery) scents! Do you mind artificial colors in your food? kind of. only if I know they are there, hah. Who wants hair pretties?(headbands, barrettes, pony-o's, scrunchies, bobby pins, hair clips, etc) I really love those hair ties that are like cut up nylons, fabric with no elastic. If you were my witchee, would you like any of the scents/sizes that are available on clearance? I'm not sure which company you are talking about? I don't mind stuff that's on sale! I am on an origami crane kick recently, so I wonder if anyone will be interested in origami crane earrings, origami crane in a glass vial (~1.2cm wide) phone charm/pendant or just a container filled with cranes of different sizes. I love origami! I love ANYTHING Japanese, Kawaii etc. I would also love a phone charm/strap. How do you feel about clothing/accessories made from animals? Anti-fur, leather, shells, etc.? Does even faux wig you out? I love faux The only leather I have is in my Native American regalia, which has been ethically, erm... harvested according to traditions. How do you deal with stress? What's your favorite way to unwind? playing video games, hangin with the kitties or dog, reading, watching my favorite show. You're given the opportunity to apprentice at any trade (or craft) of your choosing for the period of one year. Your mentor may be any currently living person. Which field of study would you choose, and who would be your mentor? a Quilting Bee would be cool. I'm not quite sure otherwise though. I prefer learning crafts and doing them on my lonesome. Who is musically inclined? What instruments (voice counts) do you play? Would you enjoy sheet music? I'd love some easy piano sheet music! Favorite musicals? Hedwig and the Angry Inch! Which of the seven deadly sins is most likely to be your undoing? envy Anyone want a nickname and embroidered headband from PandaBite? no thanks. I have seen a lot of yankee candles haters..... personally i like yankee candle (some of them, anyway). do you or don't you, and if not, what candles do you like? this assumes you like candles. otherwise, what specific home fragrance do you use? Autumn Leaves!! best fall scent ever. Would a "gift" donation to one of the organizations/causes you support be a great gift, or a lame gift? Does anyone have any symbols they consider to be personally significant or talismanic? Are there any Gods, Goddess, or other mythological figures of whom you're particularly fond? Inanna and Bast Super villain or vigilante? Which would you like to be? Which would you like to receive? What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with, and why? How do you feel about Dia de los Muertos? Are you interested in sugar skulls? Catrina (or other) skeleton figurines? Do you have a favorite poem or poet? For the crafty people out there: would you prefer something crafted or crafting supplies? Can you use pill boxes, a hard ID case, coin purse, etc? I would LOVE a cool pill box or coin purse! I love vintage-ey looking ones mostly. Any songs you are desperately into at the moment? What's autumn like in your neck of the woods? What do you love and/or hate about it? it is PERFECT here in Connecticut. If I ruled the world it would be Fall all year long. I love chilly walks through the woods, the cool smell of fallen leaves, my mom's irish potato stuffing on thanksgiving, warming up with hot apple cider or hot cocoa after a long day of work and school, AND best of all cuddling under blankets with the Boy. What's your favorite product(s) at Trader Joe's? oh god. where to start? I love their roasted chicken patties, their sausages, their tomato soups (in carton and in cans) I love their tea tree tingle shampoo (would love to try the conditioner!), their whey protein, their olive oil, most of their thai food, and their tiramisu cake was good on my bday. I haven't really ventured out of my 'safe zone' (I'm weird with food) so I haven't tried a lot of the so called amazing things yet, like the cookies and candy and pasta and falafel things. The sushi is just okay, not my favorite but decent when I want it. We get my dog her food their and also those little paw print peanut butter cookies, I get the cats treat there too but they refuse the food, I've tried it! I love Trader Joes because I am a poor college student that loves to eat healthy and natural, so its perfect for me because I can get so much on a very tight budget! If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching? Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! The Mighty Boosh, or Ghost Hunters, occasionally Destination: Truth when I can stand the corniness, and I LOVE the Office. Any Amy Brown art fans? nah, its so hot topic corny. I can't stand it. I however LOVE Brian Froud so so much. How do you feel about Halloween music? (mix CDs, what have you) no thanks. unless its specifically ritual music for Samhain or something. Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland? not really. I mean I'd watch it later on at someone's house but I'm tired of Tim Burton now and his conquest of already good fairy tales and stories. Corpse Bride was good at least because it was original. But Alice in Wonderland, even the creepy version, has been done done done. (I love Johnny Depp just like anyone else, too, but I am tired of him being typecasted in all these movies. There are plenty of other good actors to play these parts!) Is there a store that you love which does not have a location near you (but that has a physical presence somewhere, not just online? Why do you love it so much? IKEA! There's one in New Haven but that's so so far. Lolcats....yeah or nay? occasionally there is a pretty good one. but they're overdone. What is your favorite creepy folk story or legend? Sleepy Hollow. mostly ghost stories. I'd love a big book of New England hauntings or something! If your witch were to either write something for you or put together a collection of ghost stories, would you rather have it in writing, recorded as an oral telling, or both? in writing, I'd be afraid of losing a recording! If you had the funds to comission an original painting for yourself, what would it be of? What would it be like- colors, size, style? I'd paint it myself! though I do ADORE these prints http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=991&a...tion_id=5584013 and would kill for one of them. especially this one! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=v...ing_id=31048157 What's something you're really looking forward to in the semi-near future? The Loveliness of Fall. and Halloween. What fictional character do you most identify with and why? Jo March from Little Women. We are the same. Could you use a 'travel' imp case? How many should it hold? I'd love one! maybe 6 or 7 but it doesn't matter. As a witchee, would you prefer to have many little packages sent to you throughout the round with a not-so-big final package or fewer things throughout the round with one huge final package to seal the sweetness? What is your idea of the perfect evening at home? whatever my witch prefers! Are you on any social networks (MySpace, Twitter, LJ, Facebook, Bebo, etc)? If so, make with the links! Are you open to new friends? my LJ name is garnetmaire, I have a facebook but I try to keep it somewhat private as I'm paranoid. If you want to add me, my name on there is Rachel Marie Joslyn, and just let me know who you are on here and I'll add you ) What kind of socks? STRIPES STRIPES STRIPES in dark colors! I also adore the slouch socks from sock dreams! How often do you update your wishlist? whenever I have the energy to! usually whenever new stuff comes out. May I help you fill out your costuming wardrobe (assuming you costume)? Are there articles you are seeking to enhance your a) Halloween costume, Renfest attire, c) Cosplay, d) Steampunk accouterment? eh no thanks. Who are your favorite artists/illustrators/art periods? Victorian, Renaissance, Bosch, What's your stance on cranberries? yum! Do you mind receiving used (in good condition, of course) CDs or DVDs? (I know this question was on the questionnaire about books, but I didn't see one for DVDs or CDs.) of course! Do you have a crush on anyone famous? Do you have a crush on any literary characters? Would you like fanfiction or fan art based on this/these people? Christian Bale You're at home, or out, and you want a snack. Something that will get you through to the next meal, or through to the end of school or what ever. What do you grab? roasted and lightly salted soy nuts or chickpeas! Do you have a favorite bpal bottle art? I really liked the Yule 2007 art series, but I only received the art on some of the bottles, like Rose Red. Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving? ALL AND ANY! There has been a lot of talk about chocolate, but none about Candy! What is your favorite Candy? What candy do you hate? I hate Licorice, Butterscotch and violet candy. everything else is good. My absolute favorite are these: http://www.veryasia.com/meguch.html Do you have a Blu-Ray player? I think our PS3 plays Blu-Ray? Do you have any objections to receiving downloads? Is your internet connection fast enough for you to download large files like music easily? I think my computer can handle large files! I love getting downloads from people Are there any songs, albums, movies, or TV shows that you can't find/haven't been released that you want? I can't really think of any. I have been coveting the Six Feet Under series so so badly. for years. Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? yeah, sure! If you do any kind of craft, could you use supplies? What kind? knitting needles, yarn, amazing fabric, pinking shears, cool thimbles or pincushins, jewelery making supplies, beads, etc.? I love cool fabrics and animal prints, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE gemstone beads. What's your favorite pain-relief remedy or ritual? hot shower? I get most of my pain in my feet from work and running around campus everyday. Do sounds make you happy? What ambient noises make you smile? rain, definitely. The sound of my boyfriend's voice. When you receive your SW packages...do you like receiving things that are individually wrapped inside? or unwrapped? or both? It is always really fun to get a big package filled with individually wrapped pressies, but honestly it isn't exactly necessary. Of course, we're all going to be grateful no matter what our witches give us, but for the record, what is your anti-present? Tell us something that you think your future witch might give you that you absolutely, unequivocally DO. NOT. WANT. poop. Hey I had to be honest. What BPAL scent have you never tried but always wanted to? What scent have you tried and LOVED, and haven't been able to get more of and why? Red Moon '04, the best scent ever. I will hoard my 1/5666958 of a decant! I know we're all scent sensitive here. What are your favorite non-perfume smells? Day in the life stuff? summer rain, autumn leaves, forest scents on hikes in the middle of Autumn, the scent of my kitty's and my doggy's fur Coffee drinkers, what types of beans to you like? Kona, Sumatra, Kenya..etc. How do you like them roasted? Do you like flavors, such as hazelnut, vanilla, etc. in your coffee? I liked Hawaiian Kona when I tried it when I worked at Gloria Jeans. Though it sucks that its like 50 bucks a pound I definitely like the mild blends. Who has a birthday falling in this round? me. though its going to suck and I'd rather not have a birthday this year. For those of us who like chocolate, do you like anything /in/ your chocolate, like fruit, nuts, or for the more daring among us, chilies? no chilies thanks. I like my chocolate plain mostly. Are there any childhood shows/movies/games/books/etc. that still hold a really special place in your heart? Books: Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp

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What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? Yes! I love ASIAN HORROR FILMS soooo much! psychological horror movies, Tim Burton movies, old horror movies from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I love but don't have: In Dreams, Sweeney Todd, 3 Extremes asian trio (more to add later when I can think of them!) Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? I like homemade chex mix for New Years, as that's when my mom always made it. Autumn treats in my house are always pumpkin seeds (I usually prefer them shelled) and fresh apple cider. I have been VERY VERY partial to roasted and seasoned SOY nuts and I have been eating them constantly lately! Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? I LOVE pumpkin pie. And I also love Apple pie. everything is apples with me. EVERYTHING, even BPAL. even fake apple flavor is good. What kinda socks are you wearing tonight? no socks! I only really wear them around the house in late fall to winter. I prefer being barefoot unless I'm FREEZING! Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? I love anything knitted! arm warmers would be awesome, though I already have a lot of them. I think I need a knitted headband the most, because I have very long hair, its hard for me to wear hats, so a headband would keep my earsies warm! How do you feel about ghost stories? Do you like to tell the old tales around a campfire? Read true accounts on the web way past your bedtime? Do you like to pick up a good anthology of Poe stories on a blustery day? Or is all that too scary for you? omg I LOOOOVE ghost stuff!! Almost everynight I have to tiptoe scared up to bed because I usually read ghost stories every night haha. I also watch ghost hunters (TAPS) every wednesday night, and I LOVE the new episodes. My favorite haunting is the LaLaurie house in New Orleans, and I am currently researching stuff online about the possibility of Edgar Allan Poe haunting his cemetery (since I'm taking Poe class this semester!) I love Poe so much, I am so excited to be taking a class about him! Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? I'm not sure what it is? lemme look it up. Eh. I don't know, I'm not into Sci Fi 'comedies', they just seem really hokey, I prefer my Sci Fi serious, though I don't know maybe I'll give an episode a shot sometime. Nother question! Coffee or Tea? TEA!!! Green tea and white tea and spicy earl grey please! Interested in locally produced products? Food, skincare or both?Olive oil? Lavender oils or soaps? of course! I need soap, I LOVE Lavender and I am a huge Olive Oil FREAK (use it for everything, hah) Does anyone in here wear a lot of dangly earrings or collect pendants of all kinds?? How about hair clips or pony tail band things? I like pendants but usually they have to really mean something to me or are just extremely pretty. I wear very dainty danglies from time to time. and I always need more 'special' hair ties that Goody sells, that look like rings cut off of panty hose (no metal and no elastic inside, just fabric) What is your favourite historical period? Victorian. hands down. What other hot beverages everyone likes for fall? yes! homemade chai lattes, pumpkin spice lattes (yes from Starbucks, lol) hot apple cider and sometimes hot cocoa. Did you order anything from the most recent update? no I probably won't be able to order for a while Vampires or Werewolves? Or some other monster? Vampires. What sort of odd or regional foods do you crave?not really odd but I love Japanese food like its nobody's business. seriously. especially rice crackers and candy!   Do you like pinup art/images? meh, I'm actually not the biggest fan of it. I love all other vintage stuff though. What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions? not really any yet. I wish I had more traditions for it though. I think I may be going to a party though so I need to think of a good costume! Who are your BPAL forum buddies? You know, people I could conspire with to Witch you! I only have one IRL buddy who is also a forum member and that is twofoxes. I'm sure she would LOVE to help out my Switch Witch What is your favorite color? right now it is DARK BLUE. like insanely so. it used to be dark red but now that is only 2nd best Any other steampunk fans/lovers? I love the idea of steampunk so so much and I even admire the style a lot, but I can't get into actually wearing the style for some reason. I'm not sure why, maybe for the same reasons Salamandrina has? Describe your ideal picnic lunch. Where would you go? Who (if anyone, and yes there can be multiple people) would accompany you? What sort of food would you take? And, of course, if a picnic lunch sounds like a horrible idea, feel free to say so! Yes! lots of different tea sandwiches (yes they have to be tea sandwiches, the cute tiny ones, lol) in egg salad, turkey, chicken salad etc, cheese and crackers and some great red wine. And I would go with either just my boyfriend, or invite someof my closest friends and dress up all 50's style Any Gamers here? What kind? Board games? RPG? Miniature? MMORPG? YES! I play Dungeons and Dragons with my boyfriend and brother every week. I used to play Magic a LOT, Diablo II, WoW and other RPG's like Pendragon, Game of Thrones etc. I now only really play Dominion (love!) and Game of Thrones board game when Mr. Ancilla forces me (I'm not fond of it) and D&D. I have a DS though and would love some new games!!! (POKEMON! please?) Is anyone playing this round of SW into ABJ? (asian ball jointed dolls) I love ball jointed dolls and wish with all my might that I could have one... someday when I am rich enough to afford just ONE. What is your favorite Halloween icon? black kitties and bats!! Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. Which items do you choose?this is hard! probably one of my morning pages journals (see the Artist's Way books), my medicine bag filled with mountain lion fur, the large garnet I used to have that was in the shape of a lioness head (I lost it!! ) and my amber heart locket that my boyfriend gave me for christmas one year. Are you involved in any long-term, ambitious project? something like decorating your house or saving for a trip to the other end of the world, for example. writing. and writing a lot. Favorite kind or take out kinda burger? Whats your burger preference? Veggie,meat or ???? I love Chili's mushroom swiss burger with the black bean patty instead of beef. OMGITSAMAZING and I'm not even a vegetarian anymore! All of you should seriously try it. Whats your favorite childhood toy? baby dolls, especially the ones where you had to dissolve the diaper to see if you got a boy or a girl? remember those??? and Cabbage Patch kids. If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? CAT TOYS! and doggie treats Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? yeah but I never use it. I haven't been really able to get into it for some reason. Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name? nope, the site really confuses me... Super power? If I send you whole spices or coffee beans, would you be able to grind them or would you prefer them preground for your convenience? For the tea and coffee drinkers: Opinion on tea- and/or coffee-related accessories/etc? (Teaware, sugar crystals, infusers, tea chests, etc)How do you take your coffee (or tea)? Black or with cream and/or sugar? Hmm, well I'm not too crazy or extreme about my tea. I have a metal ball for loose tea and some pretty tea cups and organic teas. I think if anything I'd love a sampler of gourmet teas from Teavana or something. I especially like fruit teas and green/white teas. Restaurants you'd like a gift certificate to on Restaurant.com? Sure that'd be cool! Hardware City Tavern in New Britain is supposed to be good, but THIS is my absolute favorite restaurant: http://www.ginzacuisine.com/ click the left hand link, Ginza Japanese, I'm not sure if they offer gift certificates though! In your perfect world it is chocolate and...? kitties with no allergies who LIKE to cuddle Also Japanese horror films and more libraries! How do you scent your home: tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles? usually with candles, though I have been out of candles for ages now that I don't have much money. I used to use tarts a lot, those would be awesome! What's your favorite dessert treat? Ice cream? Cake? Pie? Fudge brownie cake with pie flavored ice cream on top? I've been trying not to eat so much dessert but if I had to pick my favorite dessert regardless of dieting, it would be cheesecake (specifically the Cheesecake Factory's Godiva cheesecake...) and for ice cream my favorite has always been Peppermint Stick. Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? I believe that our spirits choose a particular lesson, theme so to speak before we even start our lives, and even though we have complete free will we have a longing to do things that would help us to learn that lesson. And if we don't learn that lesson then we just try to learn it in other life/lives. What one thing that is missing from your life would you like to have above all else? a car. after I get one I can concentrate on the big one. Writing and figuring out my career. What was your favouritest job ever, and why? Probably working in the Barnes and Noble cafe as a barista. It wasn't the best job, but I got to work with my brother and some awesome people so that in itself made it great. Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator? Honestly I don't think I'd take anything with me because I am such an eclectic music freak that it would drive me insane to listen to the same three albums over and over. If anything I'd bring a ton of classical music. or something. What GC scent have you been putting off getting since it'll "always be there"? Bewitched!!!!! (also there are a lot of GC bottles on my wishlist!) Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? Yes definitely! Any cooks? Could you use anything cooking related? Aprons? Cookbooks? Measuring Cups? Recipes? Herb/Spice containers? Fancy Spices? Dish Towels? Cocktail napkins? Amazing Beaded Pot Holders? (like from our very own Pottersville! ) Something else? I love vintage aprons. I lost my awesome half apron when I moved and I am still in mourning! these are cool http://www.jessiesteele.com/catalog.php Are you an avid reader? What's your favorite book/series? I have really only had time for the books I have to read for all my English and History classes this semester. Though check out my amazon wishlist! What's your favorite candy to stock up on at Halloween? Candy Corn! (and those pumpkins too!) that's really it I think, everything else I can get year round (plus if I restrict myself to just that, it saves the Halloween candy binges that can sometimes happen) What are your phobias?mostly bugs but I seem to be slightly better about them now than I was. I like to challenge my fears so I like to think I am not afraid of anything. I do think I may have slight OCD since I am constantly terrified that I will get into a car accident, see someone or a child even get hit by a car, or a dog or something. What is your favourite flower (or plant)? Lilies (any kind really) oddly though I'm not crazy about the note in perfume, I just think they are so pretty. Duct tape purses and wallets and things are pretty darned cool. Who else thinks so? meh they're cool in concept but I'd rather get something nice and classic that will last. An anonymous benefactor gives you $500 (or an equivalent amount of money in your currency of choice) with the following stipulations. You must spend all of it within a week: any money left unspent must be returned. You must spend at least half of the money on yourself. You may not use it to pay off debts or bills of any kind. What do you do with the money? wow, um. I'd probably buy some BPAL that I've been wanting for forever, also some TALs. Buy decants of every single LE I've ever wanted to try. I'd probably stock up on non perishable food to save money later, Then I'd buy some much needed new clothes. If I had any left over I'd spend it all on my boyfriend or my family or something. Who likes coloring books? I had a Little Mermaid coloring book a few years ago when my roomate and I had a itch to color, lol. But I probably wouldn't want one now. Do you have a Good Reads profile? If so, make with the link! If you don't have one, go make one! I'll think about it. I'm signed up for so many other things atm that I never even use! You're in the kitchen at the end of a pay period and groceries are pretty scarce. Do you take the five ingredients you find first and make something fabulous, or do you order take out? definitely look for stuff to make something from scratch. I can't afford to eat out that much. that $25 bucks I could spend on takeout is about a weeks worth of dinner from scratch at the grocery store! If you could decorate/redecorate any 1 room in your home, what would it be and how would you decorate it? well I live at my parents house and their basement is ATROCIOUS. Like so so terrible. If I had no limit money wise I would totally refurbish their basement for them so they could have more room to do stuff as their house is so tiny. or maybe the bathroom. Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for? nope. I'm a Red Sox fan simply because my grandpa's were but that's about it. I'm not a sports person at all. What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.) Mountain Lion! though I really do love all animals, any kind of kitty just resonates with me, especially big ones. This is how the world ends... zombie apocalypse, robot uprising, alien invasion, return of the elder gods... which doomsday scenario do you prefer (or make your own!)? meh. I may be the minority but I'm kind of tired of the whole zombie thing. Yeah the older movies are cool but its way overdone. I'm just the kind of person that really appreciate originality and get bored with ongoing themes. Robots might be cool though. Doomsday scenarios really bore me as well, I'm more into Science Fiction and Fantasy ideas that have nothing to do with planet Earth lol. I did however love Wall-E though because of the way Earth and mankind was portrayed way way in the future. In the year 2525... if man is still alive... what sort of future do you imagine? (apologies to anyone who gets that song stuck in their head!) I really have no idea. I don't think we can even predict that far into the future honestly. I hope we've been able to advance farther into space at least by then. Do you believe in magic (or magick, if you prefer)? What does it mean to you? I do believe in it, though I'm not sure I am capable of understanding it or practicing it. I have tried in the past and I just can't get it. Maybe I just haven't had it explained in a way I can understand it? I understand and believe in the Law of Attraction and focusing and visualizing things you want in your life, if that is considered magick then I guess I understand magic. If you found the puzzle box from Hellraiser, what would you do with it? ( and would you be able to resist playing with it? ) oh god. good question. I think I would like... bury it like 70 feet underground or something. Or maybe throw it into an abandoned quarry.

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AGLAEA: Three golden ambers, bright musk, peach wine and myrtle. A BEAUTIFUL, bright sweet peach! Smells just like Bath and Body Works discontinued scent Peach Nectar. I LOVE this. The ambers are non-existant on me, either that or they blend in/emphasize the peach perfectly. I also can't detect the musk, but it may be also emphasizing the peach. I don't know what myrtle smells like, but I *maybe* can detect a hint of floral behind the peach? (it may be just because I WANT to smell the floral ) I love this scent so much. I am definitely buying a 5ml.   BLUEBEARD: A scent swirling with dark rage, unbridled jealousy, and murderous intent. Violet, lavender, white musk and vetiver. The lavender hit me at once. Now I can smell those dreadful violets... and they are almost as strong as the lavender. despite my hatred for violets I must say how perfect they blend with lavender. I couldn't detect the vetiver, which I know is a pretty strong, bitter note. The scent didn't smell murdeous to me, but it is definitely masculine and reminds me of the sea.   GAUEKO: The Basque God of Night and all the perils of the darkness. Though he is the God of the Danger that Lurks in the Gloom, he is kind to men and warns them against the nighttime hazards and sets rules of conduct for both the living and the dead as they travel through his domain. It is said that since the warm, vibrant daylight is for the living, the abodes of night are reserved for the dead. All who heed his counsel are protected, but woe be to any man that disobeys the laws of Gaueko: he is swift to punish those that would scorn his advice. Blackened sandalwood and misty lavender, with curling wisps of smoky tobacco, nag champa, and labdanum. Wow. Nag champa and lavender! I love Nag champa with a passion and I let out a huge squee when I first sniffed this in my imp. Wow, I never knew that Nag Champa and lavender could blend together and compliment each other so wonderfully! The nag champa is most noticeable in the vial, wet on skin it is mostly lavender, dry on skin it is mostly nag champa! Oh, my love! Another to add to my 5ml wishlist. I'm also going to have to make room on my top 10!   REGAN A deceptively sweet orchid vanille with a faint trace of stephanotis. When wet, it is VERY STRONG, and smells very much like Follow Me Boy (which sometimes gives me a headache) smells like jasmine and baby powder, and nothing like the orchids I am used to (like Shadow Witch Orchid). However, after it dries down there is a lovely vanilla (it was disguised as jasmine! it was SOMEHOW really vanilla!)   SLOTH VERY dark and murky. musky. I'm not sure I can handle much of this without a headache. reminds me a bit of cheap drugstore cologne from the early 90's. But it also smells almost like depression, stagnation.   LIBER RESH VEL HELIOS: TUM Hail unto Thee who art Tum in Thy setting, even unto Thee who art Tum in Thy joy, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Down-going of the Sun. Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm. Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Day! GRAPES. Smells just like grape bubblegum, which is not a bad thing but it also means it smells artificial. Myrrh or frankincense, patchouli? musk of some sort. hard to detect what is beyond that. It is very calming even though the scent is strong. I could totally see how it can describe the setting sun. The grape remindsme of this weird air freshener my grandmother has. I'm not sure whether I like this or not.   UTRENNYAYA The Morning Star Osmanthus, Damascus rose, violet, delphinium, white mint, palmarosa and white sandalwood. When wet it is very herbally, minty. Very green smelling. It reminds me a bit of Envy with its smell of fresh green cut grass and of mint. Sweet though, as I can smell the florals through it as if the green smells were a fence or a screen. A lot of notes I can't quite place, but it definitely smells like a late spring/early summer scent. ETA: definitely more floral as it dries.   WINNERS OF THIS REVIEW: Gaueko and Aglaea!

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