What new scents from the update are calling your name?: Berry Moon is almost too tempting to pass up, and I'd love to try Stinky, Twinkle Twinkly Little Bat, How Doth the Little Crocodile, and Tis the Voice of the Lobster.
I have easy access to Asian candies, tropical fruits(mangosteen, mango, durian, jackfruit) flavored biscuits/chips/snacks, dried tropical fruits, Japanese/korean/taiwanese cosmetics brands and music/CDs. Is there anything you will like from Singapore or Asia in general? I've never been over there, so I'm not totally sure....
Do you play any musical instruments? Which ones? If not, are there any you'd like to learn? What styles of music do you play, and are you interested in learning any different styles? Nope
Are you partial to any kind of comedy? Some of my favorite comedy movies are The Hangover, Liar Liar, Sex Drive, and Role Models.
What did you do for the 4th and/or the holiday weekend? Not near as much as I should have. Went to lunch with family, went clothes shopping with Mom and Little Sister, saw fireworks at night
Partials, samples, sniffies? Yes please! I almost prefer them to the bottles because imps/partials mean I get to try more! Bottles are reserved for ultimate favorites
Have you read anything by China Mieville, Neil Gaiman or Charles de Lint? If so, what? Like/dislike...?? I've read some Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint and really enjoyed them. Good Omens is fantastic, and so is American Gods.
Other than books/cds/dvds are there any "things" that you collect or symbols which you have an affinity for? Not that I can think of.
Do you like musicals? What have you seen? What do you want to see? Any you'd like to own? I do enjoy musicals. I love Phantom of the Opera (the most recent one), Sweeney Todd, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, My Fair Lady. I did not like Moulin Rouge, Rent or anything like that.
What are your thoughts on J.R.R. Tolkein? I like his books and the movies
If you answered that you would like recipes, are there any national or ethnic cuisines you prefer or don't prefer? I am not a fan of Chinese food at all, or Thai food.
What's your favorite summer activity? waiting for fall I like swimming too though
Would you like a recipe booklet (homemade) for homemade smoothies and shakes? Love one!
What's your favorite vacation spot? I loved when we went up to New Hampshire to visit our grandparents for the summer.
Would you like anything nostalgic? Things you loved from their childhood or maybe things you've always loved that were from a time before your own? I would love to own the movie Rockadoodle! It was a favorite as a child, and is the last of my childhood movies that I'm missing.
What styles of jewelry do you like? Bold and funky? Delicate and dainty? Short necklaces, long ones, chokers? Bracelets or anklets? I'm really trying to build an actual wardrobe, complete with jewelry, so I've been looking lately! Some of my favorite types of jewelry can be seen here on my etsy wishlist HERE! Some of it is just so gorgeous! I'll be trying to buy one or two pieces that I love a month, but don't worry, I won't be purchasing until the round is over
Does my witchee like hats, a floppy summer sun hat or something more stylish? Would you like a hand knit cap or hat? Knit hats or floppy hats, sure!
What kind of shopper are you? Do you make a budget? Planner, or compulsive? Do you like to buy what's new, special offers, only the usual? I try not to shop unless I have the extra monies, but I do tend to shop compulsively. I try to buy things on sale cause of the whole little spending money thing.
Non-melting candies....what are your favorites? I like jawbreakers! Other than that most candies I like are melty.
What are you happiest about (besides SW)? What makes you feel good this summer? Any summer? I'm happiest about the fact that we will be moving to Seattle this November. My favorite thing about summer is that fall is coming up next!
Do you like coffee and/or wine? Nope
What are your thought on World Market? Some of their stuff is rather kistchy, but some of the stuff really is nice.
If you are a dog lover, or gigantic dog nerd like I am, would you like any breed-related items from this site
? If so, which breed(s)? Not really
A witch wants to cheer you up. What are we cheering you up from? In other words, what are the most pressing problems you're facing right now? Most pressing problems: Getting our apartment cleaned and packed to move in with the in-laws for the months leading up to November. We've got to save every penny to get up to Seattle. Then we'll need to find a place and jobs.... And then getting used to my family no longer being just a phone call away... but mainly saving up money, and then moving to Seattle and all that entails.
Who out there is equally challenged and would appreciate icons/banners as witchy gifts? I most likely would not use them
Lip balm? love it
Have you any desire to read Hannibal? sure
If your witch goes to Convergence (or is bestest friends with someone, same thing), is there anything you'd love to have? I'd like a chance to try anything from Convergence!
Are you freaking out over any of the discontinued scents, dear fellow Witches? luckily no
For those candy loving witchees. Are there any 3 that u love and would like more of?
And, are there any 3 that u just cannot stand and would not like any of? I don't like coconut or caramel. Color me weird, but it's true. I do love me some jawbreakers though.
Do you have an electric stove, and would you like a bowl and tarts to use the residual heat (and for extra safety)?no thanks
What is your favorite classic fairy tale or children's story ? The original Little Mermaid, no question. None of that Disney crap. I much prefer the original versions of fairy tales, and The Little Mermaid is my fav.
What of the summer update (Egyptian, Lawn Ornaments, etc.) appeals most to you? Spinning Multicolored Metallic Pinwheel sounds like it would be heaven during the summer here. I'd actually like to try Lawn Gnome and Plastic Pink Flamingo as well, but Pinwheel would be the one I'd like to try most. And non of the Egyptian blends call out to me.
With all this talk of chocolate, do you prefer milk or dark? milk chocolate, no competition
What's that one thing you keep meaning to get but keep forgetting or passing over? all sorts of stuff. Oh course I can't think of anything at the moment
Do you like coconut? Nope, I'm not a fan
Puddin' posts ebay sales of older stuff every now and then - what of the current lot are you dying for? Hmm...anything on my WL if it ever goes up
Do you tweet? Yes, I'm SaraSass on twitter
What kind of mythology are you interested in? Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Japanese, Chinese, pretty much anything.
Which flavors are you interested to try from the Chocolate Research Facility? Rose with rose petals, peanut butter, Irish cream, cappuccino, cafe mocha, latte, espresso
Do you wear makeup or nail polish? Need brushes, containers, storage, mani/pedi supplies? What colors and brands do you like? I do wear makeup, but don't really pay much attention to my nails. I'm very hard on my hands so nail polish doesn't hold up too long. I would not turn down brushes or storage containers.
Do you like shiney hanging porch decorations like windchimes or those things that spin and swirl in the wind? alas, I do not really have a porch to decorate
Hair adornments? I don't pay attention to my hair much. Just about the only hair accessory I'd be willing to wear would be headbands. Pretty ones though.
Is there any infomercial product you're dying to try even though you know it probably sucks? Not that I can think of at the moment, but it's been a while since I've seen an infomercial though
What are your favorite websites (besides this one, and the online shops you listed in your questionnaire)? I visit fmylife.com, pennyarcade.com, leasticoulddo.com, icanhascheezburger.com. I do a lot of stumbling online
We have so many talented witches and they really need to promote themselves more so, if you made something by hand for a previous witchee or have an etsy store or some other outlet for hand made goods, will you post it here with pictures or links? Or, if you want to brag on a previous witch's talent, this is the place for that as well. well, I've been told that I make some mean baked goods, but other than that my crafting skills are nonexistant.
If you could make your perfect scent (or at least most desired at the moment!) what would be in it? darn it why do you want me to get all creative?? Well, it's summer and hot here in TX, so something light and fruity or maybe some light florals. I've recently re-discovered my love for Blue Fire thanks to my scent locket.
So I have a question for the witchees, and hopefully mine will answer as well...In trying to decide what to fix for dinner, I thought that I've received some great recipes from friends (particularly the culinary mastermind that is scotchgrrl). I also have a few great recipes of my own. So would anyone like to receive some original, or very much loved recipes from his/her witch? I would LOVE that! Particularly quick and easy dinner recipes or dessert recipes!
List things you DO NOT need any more of: Clutter. We're starting to pack up to move, so the less clutter the better!
Is there something that would offend you if you received it in your mail/gift/email)? (as in profanity, a bad words in an email/card/music ... or a card or something with a scantily dressed man/woman pictured on it, crude/immature humor tshirts, etc ...) My humor is rude, crude and profane. No racial or hate e-cards though
What do you like to snack on? fruit
What is the color scheme you use most when you decorate? think oceans for the bedroom, forests for the living room, and fire for the kitchen
If you have music or DVD's on your wishlist, do you mind getting a burned copy? How about if it is original packaging but previously used? Or do you only want it new? Do not mind at all
Who is your favorite artist? What are some of your favorite pieces of their work? I love Selina Fenech. I love her art style
Are you a candles person, incense person, or just a BPTP spritzer for room scents? Candles Candles Candles. I don't do incense, but we always have candles burning.
What is your favorite latin or faux latiny phrase? Hmm... I'm not sure that I have one... Carpe Diem is always a good one!
How are you doing for BPAL storage? Need any boxes? I do have a lovely BPAL box that was made by a fellow forumite, but I am always open to more!
Is there any place you've visited where you feel like you left your heart there? This one is tricky. DH and I are not loving the place we live at all right now. It's just not right for us. So we're scrimping and saving like mad people to try and get to what I'm now considering the Holy Grail of places to live, Seattle. I've never been, but DH has, and he's shown pictures, and told me all about it, and it sounds like my type of paradise. It gets cold, which I love, it's kind of close to water, it's not stupidly sunny all the time.... Even though I've never been there working so hard to be able to move there has kind of put my heart in Seattle already. Of course, Maui, where we honeymooned, or New Hampshire, where I spent summers with my grandparents, or Louisiana, where I was born and raised, all have special places in my heart as well.
What one item would you just love to have that is made by a Switch Witch? Anything! The Switch Witches here are notoriously crafty and wonderfully sweet and kind-hearted, so anything made by my Switch Witch I will appreciate and love because s/he took the time make it themselves for me!
Is your abode a palace covered in fur, a disaster area ,or a neat freaks delight? Yes to the first two. A super fluffy cat and bunny, and a short haired cat who sheds a particularly large amount of her fur combine to make our place almost perpetually covered in fur. It's also a messy horrible disaster area. Not for lack of us wanting to clean, which we do all the time, we just can't manage to keep it that way.
Are there any phobias you have that you absolutely, positively, do NOT want anything from your witch referencing? Well, there are a few, but they are things that I would hope wouldn't be referenced in the first place I'm extremely needle phobic, as in shots and taking blood. It's a big Do Not Want on that front. Same with worms. I don't like them, they are icky and make me extremely squeamish.
Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Well now I like to think of myself as a good witch!
What kind of a car do you drive and would you want something you could use in your car? Rear view mirror charms, steering wheel covers (a new thinkg for the knitters ), car blessing medicine bags I drive an 06 Kia Rio. I just got rid of my old steering wheel cover cause it was so dirty and gross and I haven't had a chance to replace it yet. Something to make my car smell good would be very appreciated!
Do you want to know when you have something coming in the mail, or would you rather it be a complete surprise? I would usually prefer to know so I can be on the look out, especially if it's FedEx or UPS, as they sometimes leave packages on the back door, which we never check.
What is your mailbox situation? We live in an apartment complex, so a very tiny mail box. Packages though are delivered to the front office and we are left with a cheery neon pink slip in our box informing us of the packages arrival.
Are you interested in Tarot or Tarot art? I think the art is beautiful, but I can't see myself ever learning.
What would you think of soap samples/shampoo bar samples? (I believe the latter can be used as soap if you are not shampoo bar inclined). Or other sample sized bath/beauty products, for that matter? Love it! I love bath stuff and love samples!
What about burnables as in candles, tarts and/or incense? I love candles, and we burn them a whole lot and could always use more. Not so much on the tarts and incense though.
Who knits? Do you also spin and dye? What supplies, that you wouldn't buy for yourself, would you just love to have for that activity? Alas, I do not knit
Do you like coffee? Whole bean or ground? Bold/Medium/Mild roast? Not a coffee drinker and DH works at Starbucks for his coffee fix.
So you have enough socks and wraps... (shush, VCW!) Are there any other knitted goods you might like? Lap blanket? Fingerless gloves? Arm warmers? Little knitted animals? Silk scarf? Head band? Wrist cuff? Dish clothes? I would love fingerless gloves or arm warmers! I just love that style, and hopefully if we get up to Seattle I will have more of a chance to wear them! Thin or chunky style or yarn, I'll make a perfect outfit with them!
Are you obsessed with honey? If so, is there a particular kind you like best? Spun honey, flavored honeys, certain types of honey....etc. I do enjoy honey, however we don't use it very often at all and I'd be afraid it would go to waste.
What are your favorite materials? Or material things? Some people like jewelry, some like woods, some plants... Material wise I'm not too picky. I like a good, snuggly fabric for scarves or things like that, a light tee shirt material for well...tee shirts, and I do love the feel of satiny sheets!
Is there anything you've been wanting to learn that your witch might be able to help you with? I'm really getting into baking. I love to bake, and I've decided that tiny kitchen or no, I'm gonna start! I'm currently trying to bake 1 new thing a week and just experiment around, so any light dessert recipes or cookbooks or cake decorating books or kits would be cool.
Posters, yes or no? not really
What are your favorite animals? Or, what animals resonate strongly with you? Cats. Big cats, domestic cats, any cat you can think of, I love it and want to learn more about it.
Are there any historical figures you are particularly interested in - say, that you'd enjoy reading about, or movies, etc.? Not that I can think of at the moment.
What, if anything, are you earwormed with right now? Luckily nothing! Woo hoo! Although I've had Fall Out Boy's Infinity on High CD in my car player for over a week now.
What scent are you wearing right now, if any? I'm naked scent wise at the moment. Just woke up and all that.
Anyone reading an amazing book right now? Nope, not right now
What socially respsonsible site would you recommend to ALL Witches? I would love to be able to give a good answer for this, but I usually spend my interwebs time looking at stupid stuff
What is your favorite anime, or if you don't like that what is your favorite animated series? Do you like villians that are funny because they are meant to be, or are you like me and love the villian that just can't seem to get his evil schemes to work? I love Hellsing, Blood +, Mythical Detective Loki of Ragnarok, Chrono Crusade, Sailor Moon
Tea. How do you feel about it? Not a tea drinker. I've tried many types, they are just not for me.
would my future witchee like to receive steampunk style jewelry? Sure!
Does your feline like catnip? I'm sure they would enjoy it thoroughly
Salt soap bars (soap made with a large quantity of salt, like salt-scrub-in-a-bar)? You know, I have never tried a salt bar, but I would definitely be open to it!
How would you feel about homemade jelly/jam from home-grown berries? We actually just got some jars of homemade jellies and jams from the in-laws, so we're pretty set for now.
Homemade dill pickles? Made from cukes, beans, snap peas, baby zucchini? I actually don't like pickles
Based on Prior Carnivale act prototypes...which one are you truly excited about? Oh! There was one prototype, I think it was for one of the rides, that mentioned blueberry!! I'm very excited for that one!
Would it bother you if you are not the first person to receive the same gift? Imagine a Witch who always sends her favourite book, for example. Not in the least!
Pets: What do you have, and do they need/want anything? A tubby bunny name Franny, a fluffy kitty name Lilith, and a snuggle kitty named Rosette. They're pretty set on toys, but they do love treats/
Does anyone play video games? What platform(s)? Are there any new or vintage games you would like? I do indeed play games of the hack n slash or dungeon crawler variety. God of War, Devil May Cry, Champions of Norrath and games of that ilk. I have all of those already though, I just have to finish playing through some of them.
Twilight fans, would you be interested in any products from this Etsy seller? If so, add the items you like to your Etsy favorites and make sure your wishlist is posted somewhere for your witch. No thanks
Are you in need of decanting supplies, wand caps, or other scent-related paraphernalia? Right now I'm all set, thanks!
Are there any single notes (likely non bpal) that anyone is dying to have/try? Hmm... I rather prefer blends of scents to single notes
net flick or the likes gift subscriptions? A month of Netflicks vs a DvD? We probably wouldn't use it
Adorable Japanese characters? none in particular but I like them cause they're cute!
My fiance sent me an early dvd rip of Coraline that he was given (pretty sure it's not been released yet, but I sometimes have a hard time keeping up) and I was wondering if anyone would like a copy of it? nah, I didn't have the urge to see the movie
Do you collect dolls or miniatures? What kind? Do you like to get new clothes or items for them? Nope
If you were to make a seasonal mix CD for this summer, what would you name it? It's too fucking hot during Texas summers and hopefully we can get the hell out of here. It would be a working title.
Would you like any recycle/upcycle supplies for your crafting? I'm not really a big crafter
Is there a program you might have missed or show you love which is gone from the airwaves which might be found (or burned) for you by a Witch? You know, I always love Daria, and Rocko's Modern Life
Do you play any online games, like World of Warcraft? If so, what server do you play on, what's your character's name, etc.? Nope
Would anyone like bath bombs or bath melts scented with one of their favorite Bpal scents? I do these for myself sometimes and find them to be quite enjoyable. Sure! Anything Metal Phoenix scented or oh! El Dia De Reyes and Pickled Imp too!
Would you like homemade cinnamon buns or sticky buns? While they would be tasty, I sincerely doubt they would survive to down here.
Is there anyone here that likes Hello Kitty or any other Sanrio Characters? I like Badtz Maru or whatever his name is. He is rather cute.
Any non NZ or Aus witchee that I get gets Tim Tams, OK? fine by me
For non-US witches: is there anything from the US you'd love that you can't get where you live now? I am a US witch lol
How many potential witchees have an iPod, or download MP3s? I have a Zune
Are there any of the BPTP bath oils you adore (particularly ones that you cannot get anymore). What about the room sprays? bath oils, not really, same with room sprays.
How would you feel about an ultra-girlie shawl or wrap in summer-weight (lace)? I would love one
What would you think of hand-dyed items? fine by me
So, I hear you don't like lacy wraps! How do you feel about hand-knit socks? What? Who said I don't like lacy wraps? LIES! I love socks too though
What kinds of crafts does everyone either enjoy making or enjoy getting? Do you have a certain type of handmade item that you love to collect? Socks, boxes, jewelry, dolls etc? I enjoy baking, cause it counts as a craft! I like boxes, and would like to have more jewelry, but don't have the monies right now to go out and get any.
Clearly, vegans are not into soaps with honey or milk, etc. But, if you're NOT a vegan how would you feel about soaps made with emu oil?
Squicked out/concerned about animal cruelty, or willing to try them? Honestly as long as they are cruelty free I might be a little squicked out, but still willing to try them.
How often do untested BPAL scents work on you? (excluding notes you already know will go bad / you dislike) It's honestly a mix. Lots of times I will find things that work out nicely but aren't quite my style, or I wouldn't wear it enough. But that doesn't stop me from trying! I'm up for trying just about anything once, and for that reason, I love getting imps and decants!
What does everyone want out of the new update? (Lupercalia, Bony Moon & Earth Ox) Dear Witch, I have been a bad, bad girl! All the Shunga and Aphrodite and Box of Chocolate scents sounded so good that I got decants of them ALL! However, I would dearly love to try Earth Ox, but alas, it's not in the cards for me right now.
Who is your favorite villain of all-time? Hmm...I don't know if I have a favorite... I like it when the villain wins every now and then though
Does anyone like Valerie Anands books?Or her Psuedonym Fiona Buckley...? I've never read any of them
If you could subscribe to every magazine you wanted, money no object, what would your list of magazines that would decorate your coffee table be? I like Cooking Light
What plans does everyone have for NYE? Spent it quietly at home[/b]
Who is interested in the room sprays? esp. from the inquisition? I'd be interested in trying any room sprays! They all sound so nice
Who's a Disney fan? Cartoons, theme parks, or just general stuff? I like some of the movies, but not fanatically.
Do you like mythical/fantastical creatures? Which ones? I LOVE mythical/fantastical creatures. Fairies, mermaids, dragons and the like. Nature spirits, chances are, you name, I'll like it! Well, except for unicorns. I like unicorns but not as much as the first ones I listed.
Question to all the knitters out there, what size knitting needles do you use the most? Not a knitter
How do you feel about winter-themed but not really holiday type decorations? Things like snowflakes and fake icicles and the like? Not opposed, but we don't really decorate much.
Do you have a personal 'Good Luck' charm? Maybe you have a goddess figure to remind you of your Inner Goddess, or maybe you have a beautiful Cross to represent your faith...Or maybe you wear a Hand of Fatimah for protection....That kind of thing. Nope, no good luck charm
If you were to attend Hogwarts, into which House would you be sorted? That is a very good question. I like Harry Potter, but I am not an uber-hardcore fan of it.
Would you be interested in some knitted wire jewelry, like this? Possibly
This is kind of a getting-to-know-you-type-thingie, but I always find it illuminating--what's on your computer desktop? Images? Color scheme? Just the background it came with. Usually I'm super quick to change it, but the back ground is black with a pretty grey flower design so I kept it.
What do you collect...besides BPAL? I love notebooks. I can never get enough notebooks
Anyone a fan of Goddess art? I love images of women, in beautiful poses, strong women, powerful women (No- Not Hilary ROFL) I like dark, vampire types too, not *too* dark- okay for general consumption type art too. Some of my favorite artists are Selina Fenech and Jessica Galbranth. I love their styles.
Anyone else a Luis Royo fan? Sure
What are your favorite websites (i.e., the ones you visit every day, or almost every day)? there are so many! icanhascheezburger.com and sites like that, a lot of comics, questionablecontent.net, cyanide & happiness, roosterteeth.net, ctrlaltdel-online.net, notalwaysright.com, and the weather website. Yes, I went there.
How do you feel about Lush? Anything you want to try? There is a few Lush things I'd be interested in trying, they are in my wishlist.
How do you feel about home made lip balm, salt or sugar scrubs, soap, bath salts, etc? I usually get my scrubs from Haunt and my lotions from Villainess, but I am always up for trying new things! I absolutely love bath stuffs of all shapes and sizes. It's how I pamper myself.
if you were to receive a hand-knitted item, what color(s) would you prefer AND are there any types of yarn that you just cannot handle (e.g. wool, llama, etc.) I like blues and greens and purples, and all types of yarn are fine as far as I know!
What is one REALLY expensive, completely outrageous thing you would LOVE to get but totally don't expect to ever get from anyone? I would love a locket...the one with the phoenix on it to be exact, but I am not expecting it at all! I'll get it one day, when the finances are right
Do you like coffee mugs? Travel or stay at home? How big? Do you like ones from Starbucks? I wouldn't use a travel mug
If you drink coffee, do you like whole bean coffee or prefer ground? What grind? What roast (mild, medium, bold, extra bold)? Do you like flavored coffee? None, thank you
Do you like tea? What kinds of tea (green, red, white, black, decaf, herbal infusions)? Feel free to get specific on brands and tea types. Loose or bagged? Do you need any kind of tea accessories? Not a tea drinker at all.
Pots/cozys/presses/strainers? no need, we already have a pot for my guy to make his
What is your favorite hot chocolate or drinking chocolate? Do you need Vegan or no? oh hot chocolate is my favorite warm drink! I loves it in the morning, with lunch, in the evening, before bed! Warm chocolately goodness that warms you from the inside out! I will drink it all! Not a dark chocolate fan though, or a huge fan of the little marshmallows.
Do you need any decanting supplies? Pipettes? Vials? How about any wand caps? Roller bottles? Some spray bottles (for oils mixed with alcohol?) Sure, I wouldn't say no to some pipettes vials and wand caps.
I wanted to ask a question: are there any rare (or even uber-rare) scents that you'd really like to try? Well sure! I'm interested in trying all sorts of stuffs. The last few on my WL under the As If category would probably be the rarest. I don't think I have a holy grail sort of scent though, just all things I'd be curious to try!
Does your forum name have a special significance? Refer to something or someone you admire? Reflect your interests? Come on, spill! I wish I had some super cool reason, but I love fall, and I'm often in a daze, so it seems to work!
What's your favorite texture? Satin, warm and cozy, and super soft textures
What's one luxury item you want to pamper yourself with but haven't yet? um... honestly I'm not sure... I was going to put an ice cream maker, but my mum got me one for christmas, so maybe a book full of yummy ice cream recipes?
Do you prefer arm warmers to the wrist, to the base of the fingers, or half fingered? I prefer either to the base of the fingers or half fingered
Any favorite cartoon characters? Disney, Sanrio, etc? I like cute kawaii stuffs, no particular characters. Oh! The Octonauts! They are so cute!
Have you (or maybe the younguns in your family) been exposed to the Webkinz craze? Nah, pass on this one.
Who's your favorite playwright? I don't really watch many plays.
Anyone into physical activities? For instance- I'm training to become a Combat Archer in the SCA, and something I would use would be an Archers glove...is there anything you do as a sport/hobby in which you might need equipment? No, not really, I'm not particularly athletic.
Are there any witchy type supplies you're in need of, or would like to try etc.? Herbs, smudge sticks, resins, tarot/oracle cards, incense burners, pretty tools, stuff like that? Nope
On nut intolerance - does it include things like almond/coconut oil bases and essential oils in perfume oils, skincare products, scented candles and the like? my nut intolerance is purely having to do with my disliking nuts I dont mind the scents of them though
If you are a fan, who were your favorite Buffy and Angel characters? Not a ginormous fan, but Spike
Do you like Shakespeare? Which plays? Kind of
Question for the Class: Favorite Musical? The Phantom of the Opera! I do enjoy most musicals though
How do you like your chocolate? White, milk, bittersweet, as dark as possible? Plain, with flavoring, with chunks of stuff in? Fairly traditional, or weird and experimental? Milky! I'm not a fan of dark or white chocolate, but I'm definitely not opposed to flavors and things like that. Just no nuts, I'm not a fan of nuts.
Favorite animals? Least favorite? Dragons, tigers, penguins are favs. Least favs are monkeys. Don't know why. And worms.
How do you feel about Heifer International? Or do you have other favorite charities not mentioned in your application? It's good. So is the SPCA
So for all witches of the shimmying types- would you like tassel belts/jingle belts/ ect and if so, how big are your hips? I do not shimmy
What are 3 places that you'd like to visit, or re-visit? Anywhere and everywhere! Especially anywhere in Europe, Australia, Japan, just everywhere!
Literary erotica. Who doesn't love it? All for it
Are you planning on buying anything off your BPAL wishlist during the round I don't plan on buying any, but I do have a few swaps going on, so I'm not sure what I'll be getting, but it's all gravy!
Do you read graphic novels/comics? Which ones? Not really
Which witches would want Bpal boxes? Or imp cases? I got a lovely box last round
How about a short - or longer - piece of fanfic? sure
What is the weirdest and/or most practical thing you are not buying for yourself right now? The thing that you probably should be buying, but have been putting off in lieu of something else? um... just about everything! With my wedding coming up in April, I'm trying to put most of my spare monies towards that, so I'm trying to hold off on buying lots of things unless I absolutely need it
Would you like handmade piece of calligraphy as a gift? I've always liked calligraphy and admire people who can do it
What jewelry are you wearing now? What jewelry do you wear everyday-or do you change jewelry all the time? I wear my engagement ring, a gold necklace from my grandma, and my silver earrings everyday. I don't usually vary it just because I don't have much jewelry
Boxes, baskets, etc.? sure
Chia Pet, do you need one? not really
Houseplants and/or things to put them in: thoughts? Probably not... My kitties are very curious and I'm sure it would end in disaster
Do you like baskets, jars and other interesting containers? Filled or Empty? I do like them, but honestly it would be more useful if they were used to house something. We already have a bunch of stuff, so more stuff for decoration probably wouldn't be best right now
Who are your forum friends, person or people your witch can contact for ideas? My super awesome witch from last round, Angelfish323, seems to know me pretty well!
What cartoons did you grow up watching? Any animated shows you still watch? Sailor Moon! Oh I love Sailor Moon! I still watch tons of animated shows/cartoons! I love movies like Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, things like that. um... Bleach, I'm interested in Hellsing as well, Mythical Detective Loki of Ragnarok I believe is the name too
Do you like honey? Will you like to try creamy honey with black sesame or with cinnamon powder? I do enjoy honey but honestly don't eat it much
What is the biggest problem or sad thing in your life? Of course, I mean the saddest or worst thing you can confess here. I feel stuck in a rut here. I need a change, and can't wait to move next summer, which is the change I think both me and my guy need, so we're looking forward to that. Also, I'm having a hella hard time losing weight. Staying dedicated to it, keeping up with working out... I have problems finishing things, and I think this is just falling into that category, and I'm really unhappy with myself physically, so this is particularly disappointing to me.
What fashion item or style do you like, but never wear? I love corsets and things like that!
Do you like to cook? if so, what? Would you like things like spices, cookbooks, recipes, tips? I like to bake more than I like to cook.
Do any of you like puzzle books? I love crossword puzzle books and those word searches!
I love Christmas music even though I'm pagany -- how about you? I like Christmas music, but eventually I get tired of the same thing over and over, so different is always better!
Anyone else have a sudden and unexpected favorite BPAL lately? no, not lately, but I've still got tons of imps to try
It's cold outside - what are your favorite drinks to keep yourself warm and cozy? hot chocolate, no question.
Would my potential Witchee be up for some music stuff they'd never heard before if they couldn't understand the words? Sure!
What kind of candy/sweet treat would you like to receive? I'm trying not to do too much candy right now
Would you personally rather get handmade jewelry or the beads to make something yourself? handmade. I'm not too creative when it comes to making my own jewelry
It seems like there are quite a few knitting witches, so I assume they are on the Ravelry forum as well. If so, what are your names on there so I can stalk you? I don't know how to knit
Is there any time during the holidays (or the rest of the round) when you'll be away from home for a significant period and it'd be best not to send anything by mail? Nope, no monies to go a-visitng this year, so I'll be here all season
To make up for the fact that I probably won't be able to send my witchee homebaked goodies, will Tim Tams in any number of varieties be an acceptable replacement? I'm not quite sure what a Tim Tam is... I'm willing to try almost anything though! However I'm not a fan of caramel
Hand beaded jewellery, yay or nay? sure!
Which witches would like hair accessories: clips, scrunchies, hairsticks, headscarves, etc? Clips, scrunchies and hairsticks welcome! Probably wouldn't wear a headscarf though
On a similar note, who likes yarn? What kinds/colors/weights/fibers? Handspun? Glitter? Funky art yarn made from shredded jeans, fake flowers, lace, sequins, and the tattered souls of your enemies? Other craft supplies you desperately want more of and can't live without? Not really any crafting supplies that I'm dying for
Anyone else a total nerd like me and would like DnD/Roleplay stuff (Dice, minis, books, corny tees, etc.)? corny tees of just about any variety are always loved, my personal favs are the ones with the Chuck Norris sayings actual roleplay stuff, not so much
How do people feel about unusual ornaments? As in, for holidays other than Christmas? We don't really decorate a whole lot, and with two extremely curious cat, will have no tree this year, but I do still like ornaments of any flavor
Question: who would like a pair of handknit socks? Size? Color preference? Cabled, ribbed (for your pleasure), stranded colorwork, etc.? I know nothing about hand knit socks, but I do enjoy having warm feetsies
How does everyone feel about steampunk? I think it is an extremely cool style
Since we're talking about warm winter wearables, who likes hats? Mittens? Arm warmers? even though I'm in TX, I love love love scarves and armwarmers!
If your witch were to send you cookies, what kind of cookies would you like? sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, or snickerdoodles!
Who likes tshirts? What about homemade tshirts? Like with transfers I made myself.... tshirts are always nifty
Would you like to receive ATCs (artist trading cards) or would you prefer something more usable, like bookmarks or something? would probably prefer something more usable
What witch would like a cloak? a cloak would be totally kick ass, but I honestly wouldn't wear it out of the house
How do y'all feel about honey and maple? And different flavored honey, not just the standard kind?I'm all for that! I do enjoy honey, we don't have it much though
What is your favorite thing to do on a cool fall day? Sit outside. Sit or walk around outside at a park or near the woods and read, or maybe latch hook or cross stitch, both of which I'm trying to get back into, or play ds or just nap or write.
If you have pets, is there a SPECIFIC toy they like to play with; brand and size? Is there a treat/cookie they eat? What brand and size?Lilith enjoys things with feathers and sparklies that she can bat around, and Franny enjoys taking her toys and running around with them himself. No catnip though... they say it makes cats crazy, and Lilith is already cracked up enough as it is!
What's your ringtone?I have several ringtones for different people Say This Sooner by The Almost is my general one though
Just to throw a silly question out there...Munsters or Addams Family, y'all?Addams family
What think you about receiving tea accessories and/or miscellany (like mugs, cups, saucers, strainers/filters, honey, natural sweeteners [like stevia])? I'm not a tea fan so I don't really have much use for tea accessories...
How do you feel about copies of music or dvd's that your witch might have that you might enjoy? Not just mixes, but whole copies? I'm completely fine with that!
Say, witches, I have a question about birthdays. do you expect/rely on other people to plans birthday outings and activities?We don't really do a whole lot for birthdays... a simple day out with my guy and dinner with friends, nothing big
Tarts? Yes/no? I don't have a burner for them....
I'm wondering if my witchee would like to try these types of things (like the caramel with sea salts or chocolates with chilis/bacon/salt etc.)? I actually don't like caramel at all... Just not pleasing to my taste buds.. no bacon chocolate though
What's your favorite animal? any big cat and dragons and foxes
What one (or two, if you really must) BPAL bottles are you most longing for? I'm actually not dying for anything right now... I would like a back up bottle of Pumpkin IV 08, it's just so delicious, same with Blade of Grass
If you could have dinner/drinks/coffee with any 3 living people that are not your family/friends already, who would they be-?hmmm...that is indeed a toughie... I think I would like to meet Selina Fenech, as I love love love her art... other people... I'm kind of blanking at the moment
If you could bring back any TV show from cancellation what would it be? I'm really not sure... Oh! Sailor Moon! I love that show!
I wonder if my witchee would like a blanket type thing. Would you? I love blankets! There is little better than snuggling up under a nice blanket! I don't like blankets that are too heavy though as I'm one of those that gets hot at the drop of a hat.
What's your favorite "I know it's bad for me but I can't help myself" treat?potato chips! oh gosh I love them! Ranch, Sour Cream and Cheddar! So tasty! But oh so bad for me *sobs*
Very important question: Are you planning on buying anything off your BPAL and/or other wishlists during the round? It's going to be very hard, but no. Everything on my wishlists are safe from me
Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind/style? I used to, many years ago, but the battery died and I never got around to replacing it... I would wear one again.. I don't like the big bulky ones, so it would have to be a slim feminine looking one
What is your favorite art movement and/or style? ie impressionist, surrealist, art nouveau, etc um... I'm pretty sure it's not a movement, but I love photos/paintings/drawings/whatever of nature. And fairy-type creatures of course.
Do you have a case for your mp3 player/digital camera? If you would want one, what size is your digital device? I have cases for both
For tea drinkers, do you bag it or prefer loose Not a tea drinker
Does the weather change where you are, as in, does it get cold in the winter? Anyone need homegrown scarves, hats, mittens, etc?
Who are your forum buddies? People you know well enough online or IRL to help your Witch pick out stuff for you? I'm in Texas, so unfortunately it does not get as cold as I would like. However it does get kinda cold. I love homegrown scarves and what not! I hoard them for the day that we will like somewhere where it gets pretty cold! But I do use them here as well. I like all colors!
My questionnaire is chock-a-block with ideas for Witching me on the cheap, and without sending "stuff for stuff's sake". And I just came up with another one--make me a Pandora, Finetune, or Last.fm station you think I might like! What manner of affordable Witchery might you
covet? I have a zune and with that comes free unlimited downloads, so I don't use online radio stations too much.. but home made crafts like scarves and what not! I love scarves!
Does your cell phone have a place to attach charms? no, but my phone is old and is on its last leg. Not sure if whatever new phone I'll get will have one though.
If you drink coffee (and make it yourself) do you use a French Press, regular filter basket coffee maker, Espresso Machine, Percolator? not a coffee person, so nope
What movie soundtracks (or scores) do you love? I've never really thought about it..I like a lot of instrumental music, violins and piano especially
How do you scent yourself? Do you layer soaps, moisturizers, etc. or do you go straight to slathering your bod with BPAL? A little bit of everything! It usually depends on where I'm going and how much time I have to get ready.
Do you/how do you scent your world? Candles, incense, diffusers, potpourri? None of the above? Candles are my favorites! I love those black wrought iron gothic looking candle holders! Any kinds! Candles are just so much fun!
BPAL is such a scent-ual experience. What are your other tactile, aural, or olfactory pleasures? Scent is a big one of course. I also love water. I love the sound of water, running streams, brooks, waves crashing... and the scent of water...the salty ocean and just the fresh scent of a lake, and of course rain! I love the smell of the air right before and after a thunderstorm. I also love the the feel of satin. It's so smooth! And also soft fuzzy sweaters! I love cuddling with a nice warm sweater or a scarf!
How do people feel about receiving baked goods/kits to make said goods? Or other cooking items? Would you enjoy oil or vinegar flavored with herbs grown at home? Strange and exotic spices with recipes to try? Cookies made with carnation petals? I love baked goods and kits to make said baked goods! However I am on a diet, so it would have to be rather low fat or healthy. I am dying to try some baked goods with lavender! I've heard some good things and it sounds like something I would like. I'm all for trying something new and yummy!
What are your pet's names, and what are they named for?Our bunny is Franny-Mae. He is so named because at first we thought it was a girl... and then he matured into a strapping young lad and we realized he had balls... the name just kinda stuck though, we just call him Fran for short. Or Mr. Pudgy Bunny. My cat is Lilith. It took me a while to come up with the name for her. I wanted something pretty just like her, but also slightly mischievous and simple. Lilith just seemed to fit. We call her Lilla or Lilla-kitten for short
Who here is a complete, over the top, Alice In Wonderland fanatic? I am actually not an Alice in Wonderland fan... I don't hate it, I just don't love it... *waits to be mobbed*
Are you a Trekkie? If so, which series do you prefer? Do you have a favorite character? Alas, I am not
Do you have phobias? Yes, but nothing I'm anticipating being sent! I'm phobic of needles and to a lesser degree, heights. I also intensely hate worms. No worms please. They make me sick to my stomach.
How do you like your mix CDs? Random? Stuff you know you'll like? Sometimes I like to have cd's of good old favorites, but I also have some random stuff that I'm interested in trying.
Would you rather get food or jewellery?hmm...probably hot chocolate mix I don't wear too much jewelry
Do you like children's toys, such as jacks, those little things you tilt around to get the ball in the right hold (wtf are those called?), the aforementioned caplet dinosaurs, cap guns, etc?: I do find them amusing! Any cap guns or things of that ilk would quickly be taken by my guy though
English candy/tea/marmite or other stuff that you love and can't easily get outside of England? Not really... not that I know of. I'm not a tea fan at all so that's completely out
Fanfic as a gift* - yay or nay? Your fandom? Slash preferences?*well, a virtual gift obviously. You know what I mean. I'm not opposed to fanfic or any other written things such as poems or short stories or anything like that.
Any beaders here? Need beading supplies? Nope,not a beader
Do you like making up your SW packages around a theme, or prefer to mix it all up? I'm not sure... I've never participated before. I'd probably start out with a theme and then throw in a few more things that wouldn't quite match just because!
Band-aids: do you like the fun and funky ones? hells yeah!
What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you? When my step dad was in the hospital with his heart attacks, and the two car accidents my younger sister was in.
What is everyone's favorite Halloween song?!I have to go with the Monster Mash!
How many of mah fellow witchies play video games? Platform? Do you like used games? I do! I totally love PuzzleQuest for the DS, and hack n slash games such as Baldur's Gate, Devil May Cry, things like that.
What kind of music (genres, please) do you like? Emo, international, nature soundtracks I've always found particularly soothing, stuff I can dance and groove to
Have any of you ever received a book from a Witchy and loved it so much you ended up buying a copy for a later Witchee? No, this is my first time
What kinds of eye shadows do we all like? I use just about every color, but I prefer them sparkly!!
Do you like lip balm? If so, do you like tinted, glossy, sparkly, pearly or just plain lip balm? I do love lip balm! I prefer slightly tinted lip balm, since I don't wear much lip stick. I like the whole "your lips but better" thing
Do you knit/crochet? Do you need any supplies? no.. sadly I don't know how
Who here has an etsy shop? not me
What are your two favorite etsy shops? honestly I'm kind of behind on the etsy train... I love the idea of it, but I'm still kind of exploring, so no favorite stores yet
Are you active on any other boards/forums? If so please specify where and your username there. Nope not really, this is it!
What would you tell yourself 6 months in the past about 2008 so far? Start working out sooner! And be careful with monies!
If you had one minute of fame, what would you do/say in the spotlight? That's a good question. I'd probably try to earn as much money as I could to pay off my bills and my parents bills.
Robots versus zombies: who wins? While I love zombies, I'd have to go with robots. Neither feel pain, but robots could tear a zombie to pieces.
What would zombie say? Well now that depends on several factors! How they died, such as heart attack, head blown off, things like that. What state of decay they are in, how long they have been a zombie... these are all factors that must be considered!
Where are a few of your favorite places? I like the lake up by my grandparents old place in New Hampshire, anywhere that I can chill and relax and watch people
Out of curiosity, all the fall babies who are celebrating their birthdays during the round - who are you, and when is your bday? Unfortunately, I'm not a fall baby, I'm a winter baby!
What is one (only one) object that you collect, that totally goes against your personality or beliefs? I like Hello Kitty and Penguins I don't really collect them though.
Are you a soap addict? Anything you like to avoid in soaps (goat's milk, lye, dyes, etc...) or any particular scents you like or brands you want to try? I do so enjoy soap and bath products in general! I'm interested in trying anything as I've tried very little. I'm not a fan of plain vanilla scents though.
Do you like kilts and would you wear one? I do like kilts, but I doubt I would wear one until I lost some more weight
What's your favorite book? it would be impossible for me to chose just one! I love The Mists of Avalon, and just about anything by Tamora Pierce
What size socks do you wear? How about hat size? 9-10 womens on socks, and hats I don't wear often enough to know
Do you read comics? Which ones do you love and which can't you stand? not really
Symbols that are meaningful to me? Crows, just about anything in nature. I'm a big nature spirit girl
By nature are you a morning lark or a night owl? definitely not a morning person! I get up early when I need to but I actually prefer the evening time
What's your favorite type of music to hear live, rather than recorded? instrumental
What is your favorite autumnal-seasonal drink? I haven't tried too many traditional autumn drinks... I'm not a cider fan though
Crossword puzzles? Other pencil puzzles? Yes please! I love crosswords and word searches
Favorite artist? It changes, right now I'm really loving Selina Fenech
Favorite poet? I don't think I could chose just one!
Halloween. Do you like it kooky or creepy? creepy like original fairy tale creepy! putting jack-o-lanterns out to scare away goblins creepy
Reserved or Raunchy? raunchy
Earth, Wind, Fire or Water? earth
Tea or Coffee in the morning? neither thanks
Fruity snacks or chocolate? oh gosh, while I love me some chocolate I'm really working hard on the lose weight and get healthy kick, so fruity!
Would you accept art? why would I not?
Antiques or Brand New? doesn't matter as long as it's nifty
What keywords do you use when searching for items for yourself on Etsy? I'm not too familiar with etsy... But probably stationary, fairies, things like that
Are there any of y'all who are allergic/sensitive to having natural fibers on your skin? nope, in fact I prefer it
What was your favorite ghost/scary/campfire story growing up? hmm...I'm not really sure...
Bugs? Do you like 'em or not? I am not a buggy person.
i haz no imp storage. do you? Nope But I make do!
If you have a garden/planter box, what do you grow? I don't have one.. it's hard to grow things in an apartment
What incense scents do you prefer? I'm more of a candle person. I like fall scents, leaves, pumpkin pies, baked goodies, evergreens, honeysuckle, berries
Do you decorate for Halloween? What sort of decorations? Dress up for Halloween? We don't decorate a whole lot at all, but I dress up every year!
Bats, cats, skeletons, monsters, vampires, witches or what other ghoulies do you prefer? witches and vampires and all the other unseelie fantastical fey
Do you like horror flicks? I do, however I don't like horror movies that have tons of gore just for the sake of gore.
Who here prefers stylus and ink to ballpoint? Anyone invested time and effort into calligraphy or proper Victorian writing? Oh I love stylus and ink! I'm trying to learn calligraphy!
What about stationery? Need some? What styles do you like? I love stationary! Any kind!
What is one item that you've wanted forever, could have afforded, but have never gotten and why (haven't you gotten it!)? Two things. The Carnaval Diabolique scent locked from the Trading Post, and a cameo locked from here, in either: Once was Innocent, Queen Mab, or Shimmer. And because while I could afford them, the money was just always better spent else where.
What Halloween scent are you most looking forward to? I'm looking forward to trying the Pumpkin Patch, Samhain, Chant d'Automme, Blade of Grass
Tattoos! Do you have em? Do you want em? Whatcha got or getting? I have two, a butterfly with two flowers on my shoulder, and a crescent moon with purple and black stars and accents. I have plans to get more as soon as I have the money.
Reduce - REUSE - recycle. Do others feel the same?
What is your favorite crafting supply? I like to write, so writing supplies
Weigh in...Are you right or left-handed? I'm a righty!
Any period of time that you love? Medieval
What's your favorite part about Fall? Everything! Fall is my all time favorite! I love the colors, the weather, that cool crispness in the air telling you that winter is not far behind, the clothes, the warm sweaters, the pumpkins, the scents of leaves and approaching coldness, just absolutely everything.
Do you like office/school supplies? If so, what is your favorites? I like pens! and journals! And sticky note pads!
What's your favorite Halloween candy? jaw breakers!
Will you be participating NaNoWriMo? If so, is there anything you'd like to have for that? no, not this month
Where does everyone like shop for witching goodness? Where ever I find something nifty!!
What is your favorite pumpkin goodness? I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread! Also the scent! It's so delicious