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ralenth's 2017 Switch Witch Question List

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
The Clay & Kefir, Vanilla Bean, and the Geranium Rose bars might benefit my skin. Also, I always like lip balms.

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
I like black cats, bats, sugar skulls, and owls.

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
I do. I love chocolate, and weird candy.

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
Fidget Spinners are a teacher's nemesis. I don't need one.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
No, thank you.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
I just cut my hair very short this week.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
Ooo, honey. I love regional foods.

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
I get the Sephora Box and BoomBox, but neither is really floating my boat these days.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
No. I love Halloween, but cheaper makeup destroys my skin.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
I play a lot of music through Youtube at work, and Spotify at home.

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
I have a Nook, but I love physical books too! I like fantasy and sci-fi most often, but I am a voracious reader.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
I bought a Yankee Candle frosted glass votive holder that had a cat on it. It gets moved between upstairs and downstairs a lot. I do not have a tart or incense burner. EO diffusers do not work in our outlets.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
My classroom kiddos have been requesting that I teach them origami as a "bonus." I am currently out of origami paper though.

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
I love Japanese food and candy. I am also mildly obsessed with matcha.

How do you feel about nail wraps?
I have some from Espionage. I wish I could get a top coat to work well with them. They seem to be more trouble than just painting my nails.
If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?
My skin can be sensitive to harsh fibers. I would use anything you lovingly made with pride.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?
River Song because her sass appeals to me.

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?
Ancient Rome, but mostly because I spent forever studying it.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?
Can I invite Beth, Ted and Lilith? I think they're be pretty entertaining to hang out with.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
No, thank you.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
I would be honored if my witch made something.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
I am apparently headed to a masquerade. I am apprehensive.

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
Banishing negativity, perhaps.

Do you like poetry?

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
I always think that handmade critters/stuffed animals are super cute, but so does my cat. He especially likes to eat felted things.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?

Please provide wishes from the last two updates. Halloween: Dead Leaves and Pink Peppercorn; Dead Leaves, Coconut, and Champaca Blossom; Dead Leaves, Tuscan Leather, White Amber, and Mimosa Blossom; Chiroptophobia; Nebulaphobia; Groan of Mortal Terror; The Dead Hour of the Night; The Wild Audacity of My Perfect Triumph; You Fancy Me Mad Lilith: Admete; Cemetery Creep; Closet Raid; Dancing Among the Tombs; Do All the Good You Can;, Ego Sum Lux Mundi; NYC Snowball Fight; Paying Her Respects; Potamides; Storyboard: The Tempest; The Goddess of Mischief; Valuable, Powerful, Deserving; Vampire Princess Other wishes: Lordy, SN: Flor de Maga

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
Their bath stuff looks amazing. I have a bath addiction.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
I hear the chocolate is better, but nothing specific. I do love Doctor Who and Harry Potter, though.

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
I used to listen to the Nerdist, but haven't been lately. I don't need merch, though.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
I'm always fascinated by this site, but haven't purchased anything yet. I've been eyeing the Clean Slate and Road Opener Bath Spells.

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
They look lovely. I do love the sound of The Patapsco Female Institute and Fortune Teller: Ogham.

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
They're really pretty. I would love something more cool neutralish (but I do love crazy colors too - there are so gorgeous bright ones) like Chleo, Ballet Slipper, or Sweet Pea.

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
I do like stationery. I love writing letters, and have a real weakness for stickers and stamps. Nice pens are my absolute kryptonite though.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
I've used CP Shampoo, Conditioner and Scrubs in the past. Some scents that look interesting are Harlequin Mask, Lucid Dreaming, Nate, Rebellion, and Zombie Apocalypse. In the past, I have liked The Enchanted, Green Tea, and the Un-Red as well.
- Or Haus of Gloi?
LE: My absolute favorite is Beguiled (a summer scent). I keep forgetting to get more until after it is gone EVERY time. However, I see there are leftovers, but omg, I need to get ready for work. Please, please, please, let me remember this later. From this update, Grimoire, Spider Silk, and the Horseman intrigue me. I need to message them about ze cinnamon to check though.
GC: I know already like Depravity (haha, I know, so me), Imp, and Satyr. Eudemonia and Litchi Milk Tea also look promising.
Products I like: Pretty much all of it, but especially the scrubs. I adore the softness of the bubbling scrubs.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
I was looking at a Dia de los Muertos wreath in Michaels, but it was ugly as all get out, and had no marigolds in it. I wouldn't mind a spooky wreath. I adore black cats, ravens, and sugar skulls. If the bf objects, I can always hang it on my classroom door.

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
Well, as the owner of an adorable house panther, black kitty things always make the list. I also noticed some grapefruit scented things returning this year (I see you Monster's Ball and Ectoplasm), which I am always delighted with.

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
I adore Moona's scrubs and bath salts, but I've used some of her other products as well. Some of the scents that looked promising were: Cassandra's Cauldron, Full Moon, Smoldering Havana Charmer, Sweetgrass and Smoke, Witches Milk, The Witching Hour, and Green Witch. I haven't ordered anything yet, but I usually ask if there's any cinnamon in what I'm interested in first. I'm not usually a foodie lover, but I tend to make exceptions for scrubs.

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole beans.
- Flavor and roast preferences? I tend to drink low acidity medium roasts, but I'm usually good with anything light or medium. I love the taste of a dark roast, but sometimes they upset my stomach.
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Mmm, yes, tea. I could use more in the herbal department, but I like tea in general. My favorite tea shop back home was called Souvia.
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Either is fine.
- Anything specific you don't like? No cinnamony teas (looking at you chai) due to allergies.
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? Sometimes, I use those fillable tea bags. I used to have a cute infuser, but it ran away in the last move. The ball-shaped ones never seem to keep the tea out of my cup.

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- Would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
That would be super neat! I think a large box or the imp tin would be most useful, but honestly, I'd appreciate anything at all in the BPAL storage department. I have a problem!

Who is into K-Beauty? What are your faves if you are?
I am obsessed with sheet masks. I have also done the double cleanse, but have gotten a little lazy lately.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
I have been exploring the paleo diet, but I am not strict at all. Merely curious...

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
My mom loves it, so I saw it a lot as a kid. Now, I kind of wonder about what it was trying to teach me. Ah, overthinking everything, per the usual...

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I enjoy it. As a very talented flusher, I don't tend to buy blushes, but pretty much everything else is fair game. I don't wear much in the way of loose glitter either. I prefer more natural products.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
I'm always up for adventures in the food department.

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1
Spooky Kitties and Spellbound are super cute, but I don't really need any more tee shirts. I will admit that Boo Sheet made me laugh loudly.




ralenth's Switch Witch Halloween 2012 Question List

09.16.12 What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Doctor Who, Sherlock. I have a lot of tees already and winter is coming.   Do you have an eReader and if so which one? Yes, a Nook Simple Touch.   Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I no longer have anything like this after the move. I'm not sure how safe it would be around my cats.   What kind of cuisines do you like? And, what are your favorite restaurants? I am an adventurous eater! In my kitchen, we have a lot of Southwestern spices, because that is what I grew up with. I like local, independent restaurants.   I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? I adore maple sugar candy.   Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? I am okay with it, but I don't use any artificial sweeteners in my diet because they give me headaches. Also, I'm pretty sure I said it a billion times in my questionnaire, but please, no cinnamon.   I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible!   I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? I live near all of these stores too, and I love them to bits. Especially Penzey's.   Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) Of course! We do have a tiny kitchen, though, so multitaskers are important. I have been lusting after bento goods for some time now, so that's a yes, as are clearly labeled spice mixes.   Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? Yes, I am a sucker for Nick & Nora's PJs that they have at Target (Medium). Otherwise, I can be a tough fit.   What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Dark, nuts acceptable.   Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? I like marshmallows and chocolate, but graham crackers sometimes have the cinna-monster in them.   What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.   Marzipan? Ooo, yes.   Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? We have zero counter space, so no.   Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Yes and yes.   If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? I love Tim Tams and am always open to food items.   If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? Hat/scarf   Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? My boyfriend is fascinated by SwitchWitch. It would be cute to include him.   Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. Yes, very much so to both.   I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? Yum!   Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? I love bats. This would be so fun.   How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? I had a previous Witch send me a local food item. It was neat!   Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish? Zoya.   Stuffed things: yea or nay? Yay!   Mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? Awesome! Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Yep!   Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? I am curious about knitting now that I live somewhere cold.   Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? I have never tried their stuff.   Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? Not yet.   I live near this very cool Retro store (retrodrygoods.com) (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? Not really.   Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? They're interesting, but I am not sure I can have them any more.   What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Stainless steel and red currently. We have the tiniest kitchen ever.   Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? "Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will be even worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in, Mr. Nakata. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still." - Murakami Haruki, Kafka on the Shore   Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!   What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? Like: Puppets. Dislike: Beets.   Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Power (flowerpower.net) that has quite a wide selection. I don't know of any.   If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? No, thank you.   Hey Witchee! I want to send you a delivery. It could be cupcakes from a local bakery, it could be a singing hugging bear-a-gram, it could be a bouquet of flowers. But it will be something that you need to be there to receive. a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows* B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? A: Yes. B: Yes. C: Yes.   What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade, and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or homemade? I am pretty flexible.   I live near a Mast General Store (mastgeneralstore.com). It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? I <3 jams.   Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? DDLM is pretty big where I'm from.   Ninjas or Pirates? I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? No bath, though I am curious about it.   Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? CDs!   I know it is totally the wrong season (for most of us), but do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you like to grow? I love to garden, but I can only do a little window one right now.   I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? It's been a while since I've Lushed up, but I have a soft spot for Jungle.   Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionnaire?   Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Not really.   Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? Leather/beeswax/lavender   Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? I tend to only buy natural ones, so I'm used to the prices.   OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? Dry reds, occasional blushes. Prefer weighter beers (porters/stouts), fruit is okay, spice is no (cinnamon scary), hops meh, sour yum.   Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? Oct 21-27. Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? I don't think so? I do love the movies though.   Would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? No.   Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Oh god, yes.   Are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? I think I have them all already.   Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Yes, video and boardgames. I have been lusting after Gloom.   Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? No.   Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Yes! Non-flavored, whole bean.   Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? I prefer home.   CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something altogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? No, thank you.   Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? mymymai and I are very close IRL.   If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? No.   If you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? I'm not, though I love to look at the art. Would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? No.   Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? Yes to all, though no cinnamon.   Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? Sure.   Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) I could use a travel tea press, but I can do loose or bagged tea.   If you like tea, what kinds? Anything not-flavored. Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? I have Goodreads.   Zombies; Yay or Nay?   If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? Yes, my kitties like catnip like whoa.   If you have kids, what are they into? N/A   How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? Jealous that I don't know how.   Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want? No.   I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? Stationery, stamps, weird candies.   Candy Corn: yes, no? Yes.   WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? Something black, classic.   You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like? You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig? What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? Voodoo Queen. Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? No, I'm running a circle.   If you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Yes, I tend to buy mine from Wyrding Studios.   My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?)   I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com.   In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? WoW.   And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? Ten. <3 My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Cute. Lip balm - tube or tin? Tube.   Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? I love stationery!   Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Yes! I only own a few, but they make traffic more fun.   Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? No bar soaps.   Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? Not really.   Would you like a pair of knitted socks? Yes!   Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? Not really.   Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? I don't, but I love samples.   Do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female? Why would I? No preference.   Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? No bar soaps, thanks!   Are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? I'm always curious about sugar scrubs.   ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? It's a dangerous place.   What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? My sanity.




Switch Witch Halloween 2010 Question List

Wishlists Amazon Universal Wishlist BPAL Etsy   09/19 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? Yes! I am currently hooked on China Mieville, but I adore Neil Gaiman and Octavia Butler too.   Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Not really - they tend to dry my skin.   09/18 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Thin headbands without teeth are nice. I currently have a pixie cut, so I don't have much to work with.   Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X-rated sense? Not at all! 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? Little slippers or slipper socks are always nice.   How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Sure.   Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update?   What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) Mountains and desert. What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? I've never tried their stuff.   Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? The Elephantine Colossus and The White Lady of Durand Eastman Park.   Anyone need address/phone type books? Nope, thank you! 09/17 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?? I have been meaning to get another copy of Kore-Eda's Afterlife, but never get around to it. Used or burned would also be fine.   Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? Possets always smells like pickles on my skin, so no thank you.   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?) No, thank you. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? The first sounds foul, but the latter two sounds interesting. Anne Taintor, anyone? Pass.   Which web comics do you enjoy? Questionable Content and kawaiinot!   09/16 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? Wide and long are my normal preferences, but I'd be open to new things. I adore scarves.   Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? Nope, scarves!   How do you feel about recipes? I would love recipes!   What kind of a cook/baker are you? I love to cook and bake. I try to adapt things to make them healthier, though.   Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? If I could ninja up my skills, I think Food Network might have a place for me.   If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it? Please!   If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? That would be awesome!   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? Sure!   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? Green, black and herbal tisanes are all good, but please stay away from the flavored teas. 09/15 How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? No, thank you.   Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to?   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? I do. I have a weakness for shojo (Watase Yu), but I have watched darker stuff too. If you have something to recommend, I'm always open. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Of course! If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Sure! OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? Any length really. I like light weight materials like cotton and bamboo. Patterns are awesome too (weakness for argyle). How do people feel about word magnets? I love the idea, but the clutter they make of the fridge really pisses me off as it turns out. If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be?   How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. Sure, as long as they are labeled. What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I ran a circle, so I am good here.   09/14 Chocolate or other types of candy? Sure, but keep in mind it is hot here well into October. For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Loose. 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 love scarves, but I could really use a new pair of dark gloves (black or very dark grey).   Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot like, or would like to be like?   Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, etc? I'm starting all over, so actually yes. Sadly, I need just about everything now. Music, Do you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? Either way. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? My adorable kitties. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I love magnolia flowers, but for the most part, my desert baby brain doesn't think about plants or flowers too often. Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. "Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will be even worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in, Mr. Nakata. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still." - Murakami Haruki, Kafka on the Shore 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) Spanked. I know, hahahaha. 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. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.) Not applicable.   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? Any of these things are neat. What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang)   NaNoWriMo? I have always want to, but it is a bad time of year for me to do it.   09/13 What interests you from the latest lab update? It's mostly too foody, but I ran a circle, so no worries there.   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 fine point pens, especially blue, and stationery. I prefer classic, clean styles, but I do have a weakness for kawaii (and I am out too). Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) I think that this is cool! If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Yes, but my wishlist is pretty crazy. I'd be happy to try anything you like. Partials are ALWAYS fine.   Would you like something you have to make yourself? Maybe. I do love projects, but I don't know any knitting crafts, so I am not sure what this could be. 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? Make it! Awesome! Who is your favorite soap etailer? Currently Haus of Gloi, Voda and Magic Hands Workshop (Salt bars only). Villainess uses too many chemicals for my tastes. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? No thanks. 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? Whatever my witch desires. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I wear a lot of loose pigments in neutrals and metallics, but I am fairly open to colors and own quite a bit. I would like to try Aromaleigh and Fyrinnae.   Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you'd date/have relations with )   Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? It's nice to know you're out there, but I am totally open to whatever you want to do. Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? I've tried, but I never am good about keeping up with it. Do you like maple sugar candy? Yes! What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? Intrigued. I need to get my hands on that Vosges bar. If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? I don't have a tea pot any more. I really need one. And a mobile tea press. Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Ancho chile, chipotle and chinese five spice.   Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft because I don't really want to rebuy all my software.   Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? New Orleans last January (even though I technically went for an interview). I really loved poking around in all the local shops and talking to the natives. Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Yes and yes! I adore postcards like you wouldn't believe. I love getting mail. Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Beets and baby corn.   Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Not at all.   09/12 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've had one for ages. You can find it here.   Any countries you're interested in? Italy. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? That would be awesome. I might go for aquatics or light florals and musks in the bath. Linen sprays maybe gentle sleepy scents like Somnus and TKO or something clean, and crisp, like Dirty.   If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Yes!   Are you a foodie? I am a foodie in that I love to cook and drool over food porn, but not in the scent department.   Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player?   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 do normally, but I'm renting a room right now so I can't.   Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? I do, but I have too many already.   09/11 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? They look tasty, but it's still too hot in Phoenix to get this kind of stuff in the mail.   Are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? Sure, as long as they fall in my usage parameters (No SLS, parabens or funny stuff) and are clearly labeled.   Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Yes, but I won't watch/read crappy stuff just for vampires.   If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? I used to, but now I only have my PC.   How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? I love the, but I am not really in a place to utilize them at the moment.   How do you feel about marzipan? I have never had it.   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?   Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Real maple sugar candy and tim tams.   Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? The shirts, but they are kinda spendy and I will order them myself if I can find the money.   If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) I am the anticraft.   Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up?   Soundtracks you'd like?   If you could see one concert right now, who would it be?   09/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? Would I ever! I adore dried fruit.   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? My favorite color is green, but I have a great green and brown scarf already. I wouldn't mind a scarf in the blue palette though. I could also use a new pair of soft black or dark grey gloves. No known fiber allergies. Gift Certificate: physical or email? Physical, but again, I would rather you pick something. Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I don't much dig Yankee, but I would be open to other more natural candle brands.   Would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? I think they are awesome, but I don't have a lot of space for small things, as I am in transition.   And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? Not for me!   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? I spend far too much time in Barnes and Noble and Target. I feel like GCs are so impersonal, though.   Cake or Frosting? Cake. I thought this question was supposed to be "Cake or Death?"   09/09 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Fire in the Sky. Still a little freaked out by aliens to this day.   Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one   Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Beaker and the Swedish Chef. Bork bork!   If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be?   Comfort Rereads?: Neil Gaiman's American Gods.   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? Not that I know of yet.   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 working on a Master's in Education now. I am doing it crazy accelerated, so my classes change every five weeks or so. Everything interests me. I am such a crackhead for learning.   What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. It would probably be a raven, but I could see it as a cheeky sparrow sometimes as well. What's YOUR favorite word? Squee.   Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? Definitely yay. I love the hybridization of modern with sexy Victorian. Drool.   09/08 Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you?   Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? I have several (*cough* ten*cough*) tea chests of BPAL bottles, but no real good place for imps. Mostly I just recycle imps into decant circle packages. I don't really need anything like this.   If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be?   If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why?   Favorite Halloween Candy I occasionally indulge in candy corn, but the avoidance of HFCS makes it hard for me to find it and still have it be tasty.   What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? Biscotti, cookies and zucchini bread, but I am really open to trying anything you want to send my way. Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? Not really. Jarvenpa did one for me a few years ago, and it was interesting, but I don't really believe in that sort of thing. 09/07 Socks? Anyone? Oh, yes! I love Sockdreams. My favorite socks are bamboo or other lightweight blends. I don't like artificial fibers as much because they make my feet itchy.   Would you like custom icons as a gift? I think that this is a neat idea.   Comfort when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? Tea, a hot bath with oil and a book. Scary books? Definitely. Scary movies? Yes, but I prefer my gore campy. COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Yes! I would really like to read Irredeemable, but I am open to whatever you want to show me.   Warm drinks? Espresso, tea and coffee in that order, though I do also enjoy mulled wine and cider when it cools off.   What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? 09/06 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. How picky are you? My wishlists give you an idea of what I like. Not picky!   Make up? Yes, though I prefer more natural makeup. I've wanted to try Fyrinnae and Aromaleigh, but haven't had the chance. More shades of eye makeup are always welcome.   Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them?   Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? DVD, but I will have a Blue Ray soon.   Do you prefer your DVD widescreen or formatted? Widescreen.   Ceramics? No. My kitties tend to break these things.   Knitted things? I adore scarves and socks! 09/05 Favorite Snack? Edamame, pickled ginger or veggie chips.   Nail Polish: Yes, but big three free. I tend to use Zoya exclusively.   What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? I'd like to learn soap making and have bought a couple of books, but haven't gotten the space. I really want to expand into lotion, but for some reason I feel like I should start with soap.   For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones? Both!   How do you feel about mortars and pestles? I've always wanted one for spices.   Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? Beets.   09/04 Girly Index: Unabashedly so. I am a fully recovered tomboy.   Soft/plushy things Adore the little plushie microbes from Thinkgeek. I want to eventually put some in the guest bathroom. Hehe.   Jane Austen? Yes, books and movies.   Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? Nope. eBooks Yep. I love my Nook! I still read paper books too, though.   Guilty TV pleasure WCG Ultimate Gamer and The Colony.   Cosplay/costume I have always wanted to go Goth Loli, but haven't gotten around to it. Any cool steampunky pieces are always appreciated, as I can always use more of those.   Harry Potter house Ravenclaw with Slytherin leanings.   Alan Rickman, David Tennant, the Winchester Boys? Yes, yes, no.   Scented Tarts: I don't have a tart warmer any more, but I used to love Alternative Breeding soy tarts. Maybe I will get one again. Lip Balms? Yes, but I am fairly picky. I like Korres usually, but I recently discovered that Zoya's lip glosses are awesome too. Body Mods: Earrings only. Stupid professional dress codes.   Booze? Yes. I love red wines, dark beers, vodka and rum, though I am always open to new things.   What is your favorite artist or art style? 09/03 T-Shirt/PJ size Medium crew usually, but sometimes XL babydolls work too when they're not too tight in the shoulders. I also like large girly tanktops as Phoenix is hot!   I typically buy medium pajamas. I need to get new Sugar Skull jammies this year from Target. The two pairs I got in 2008 are starting to look a bit too well-loved.   Mix CDs I love them! I think that they're a great way to be exposed to new music.   Hallowe'en plans? I am going to be a steampunked Amelia Earhart. I assume we'll be hitting some parties, but having just moved here, I don't know much else yet. 09/02 Baked Goods? Sure! I love biscotti and cookies the most, but I won't turn down anything my witch wants to send my way!   Family Prezzies? Not necessary, but the kitties always appreciate your love too.   Bottles/lots of little samples? Either one, really. I don't use imps often, but I find if they don't work for me, I can easily regift them.   Social Networking Livejournal, Facebook and Twitter, all linked in my signature.   Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates? I adore Groupon, but I've had problems with Restaurant.com in my area.    




Switch Witch - Halloween 2009 Question list

******9/18***** If Beth made a perfume called "switch witch" what notes would be in it?   What is your favorite cookie type?   Alcohol? Yes, please. My SO doesn't drink, so we don't often have much in the way of alcohol in the house. I'm a big fan of red wines, port and dark ales. I'm coming around on lighter ones too now. DC/non-DC? I don't need a DC. I already know you're thinking of me. <3   Anyone ready for the new carnaval update? Noooo. I am in denial. I still haven't even tried acts four and five yet. Too many updates.   What is one thing you constantly keep with you that you constantly lose? Lip balm. I swear, it just loves to play hide and seek. I think it's the kitties, to be honest.   ******9/17***** Are you into 80s movies (like i am ) if so, which are your favorites and who are your favorite characters? Yes! I grew up watching them. The campier, the better! I almost named our kitten Mogwai.   Do you like Villainess soaps? What are your favorite scents? I like their smooches and whippeds, but not the soaps. My favorite scents are Quick or Dead and Paradise Misplaced.   Do you mind artificial colors in your food? I prefer to avoid them.   Who wants hair pretties?(headbands, barrettes, pony-o's, scrunchies, bobby pins, hair clips, etc) I have short, fine hair. I like barrettes and thin headbands (no teeth please). I can always use more, as long as they're not too heavy.   Big Dipper Wax Works: If you were my witchee, would you like any of the scents/sizes that are available on clearance? No thanks.   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.   How do you feel about clothing/accessories made from animals? Anti-fur, leather, shells, etc.? Does even faux wig you out?   How do you deal with stress? What's your favorite way to unwind?   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?   What are your favorite fruits? Pomegranates   ******9/16***** Who is musically inclined? What instruments (voice counts) do you play? Would you enjoy sheet music? Me! I play several low brass instruments and the Bb clarinet as well. No sheet music, though, please.   Favorite musicals?   Which of the seven deadly sins is most likely to be your undoing?   Anyone want a nickname and embroidered headband from PandaBite? Not really? I do love headbands, but I don't want a name on one.   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? No, thank you. I don't do much for home fragrance other than occasional BPTP spray. The kitties make faces. I swear, they do!   Would a "gift" donation to one of the organizations/causes you support be a great gift, or a lame gift?   ******9/15***** Does anyone have any symbols they consider to be personally significant or talismanic? The phoenix, the raven.   Are there any Gods, Goddess, or other mythological figures of whom you're particularly fond? I used to teach a comparative myth class. I'm not particularly drawn to any god/goddess, but I do love trickster tales. Is it any wonder that American Gods is my favorite recent novel?   Super villain or vigilante? Which would you like to be? Which would you like to receive? I can have a super villain of my very own? Please send me John Simm.   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? DDLM is my favorite holiday all year. I am a wee bit obsessed.   Do you have a favorite poem or poet?   ******9/14***** 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?   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?   What's your favorite product(s) at Trader Joe's?   If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching?   Any Amy Brown art fans?   How do you feel about Halloween music? (mix CDs, what have you)   Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland?   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?   Lolcats....yeah or nay?   What is your favorite creepy folk story or legend?   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?   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?   ******9/12-13***** What's something you're really looking forward to in the semi-near future?   What fictional character do you most identify with and why?   Could you use a 'travel' imp case? How many should it hold?   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?   Are you on any social networks (MySpace, Twitter, LJ, Facebook, Bebo, etc)? If so, make with the links! Are you open to new friends?   What kind of socks?   How often do you update your wishlist?   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?   So, who has a store or ETSY shop or knows of a shop of a fellow BPALer that everybody needs to check out? Not me.   Who are your favorite artists/illustrators/art periods?   What's your stance on cranberries?   Do you mind receiving used (in good condition, of course) CDs or DVDs?   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?   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?   Do you have a favorite bpal bottle art?   Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving? Please, no. The horde of bottles in my dining room attest to the fact that I do not need decants. Ever. I do, however, need a team of flying monkeys to get them out the door.   ******9/11***** There has been a lot of talk about chocolate, but none about Candy! What is your favorite Candy? What candy do you hate? I don't eat a lot of candy, but I have been crazing Twizzlers. Someone sent some minis to me recently and sparked a craving.   I do not like peanut butter flavored or filled candy. Oh, and beet candy if it exists. Please don't be sending that.   Do you have a Blu-Ray player? We will soon!   Do you have any objections to receiving downloads? Is your internet connection fast enough for you to download large files like music easily? Are there any songs, albums, movies, or TV shows that you can't find/haven't been released that you want? In short, Arr!   ******9/10***** Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? Yes! I am very chemically sensitive, so these natural goodies please me greatly.   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.?   What's your favorite pain-relief remedy or ritual?   Do sounds make you happy? What ambient noises make you smile?   When you receive your SW packages...do you like receiving things that are individually wrapped inside? or unwrapped? or both?   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.   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?   I know we're all scent sensitive here. What are your favorite non-perfume smells? Day in the life stuff?   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?   Who has a birthday falling in this round?   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?   Are there any childhood shows/movies/games/books/etc. that still hold a really special place in your heart?   ******9/9***** 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?   Restaurants you'd like a gift certificate to on Restaurant.com?   In your perfect world it is chocolate and...?   How do you scent your home: tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles?   What's your favorite dessert treat? Ice cream? Cake? Pie? Fudge brownie cake with pie flavored ice cream on top? Mochi. Mmm. Oh, and rice candy   Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us?   What one thing that is missing from your life would you like to have above all else?   ******9/8***** What was your favouritest job ever, and why? Baking cakes for friends' weddings. I think the why is obvious.   Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator?   What GC scent have you been putting off getting since it'll "always be there"?   ******9/7***** 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?   Are you an avid reader? What's your favorite book/series?   What's your favorite candy to stock up on at Halloween?   What are your phobias?   What is your favourite flower (or plant)?   Duct tape purses and wallets and things are pretty darned cool. Who else thinks so?   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?   ******9/6***** 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? I get inventive! I don't stock a deep pantry as I try to avoid preservatives, but I can always manage to generate a few meals out of it, even when it looks bleak.   If you could decorate/redecorate any 1 room in your home, what would it be and how would you decorate it? I just got the go ahead to decorate our living room with a skeleton theme. Thanks, BPTP, for giving me the excuse I needed to make my case! Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for?   What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.)   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!)?   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!)   Do you believe in magic (or magick, if you prefer)? What does it mean to you?   If you found the puzzle box from Hellraiser, what would you do with it? ( and would you be able to resist playing with it? )   ******9/5***** Do you like pinup art/images?   What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions?   Who are your BPAL forum buddies? You know, people I could conspire with to Witch you!   What is your favorite color?   Any other steampunk fans/lovers?   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!   ******9/4***** Any Gamers here? What kind? Board games? RPG? Miniature? MMORPG? Yes. I like card games, board games, and MMORPGs. I used to like to paint miniatures, but I never really got into playing with them.   Is anyone playing this round of SW into ABJ? (asian ball jointed dolls) Not me! They look neat, but I would fail at sewing.   What is your favorite Halloween icon? It's a tossup between owls 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? My tattered childhood Greek myths book, my favorite black kitty ears headband, a sonic screwdriver replica and my library card.   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. I just got the go-ahead to decorate the living room in a skeleton theme! Woo!   Favorite kind or take out kinda burger? Whats your burger preference? Veggie,meat or ???? Patty melt from this local place called Hungry Hound. Delicious, heart attack. Mmm...   Whats your favorite childhood toy? I used to have a stuffed baby orange tiger named Pumpkin that I dragged everywhere.   If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? Two lovely kitties, Lina and Rumbles. They are love waffleweave paper, pipe cleaners, packing peanuts and many other things that were never intended to be toys. Any treats or playthings sent to them will be greatly appreciated. They always investigate the boxes first anyway.   Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? Yep. I'm ralenth there as well.   Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name? Nope. Couldn't knit to save my life.   ******9/3***** What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? My copy of Nightmare Before Christmas (which is one of my favorite movies ever) has been missing ever since we moved from Phoenix. I keep forgetting to replace it.   Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? I adore roasted pumpkin seeds. I have never had chex mix, however.   Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? Pecan. Mmm...   What kinda socks are you wearing tonight? None at the moment. I think my kitty has been hiding my socks again. He has a thing for toes and I swear he is plotting against me.   Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? I adore socks when my kitty isn't stealing them. I also like scarves and am curious about shawls. As for headbands, I like them, but my hair is short, so only the traditional ones for me.   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? I am not big on gore, but I do love spooky or creepy stories. Poe FTW.   Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? I don't have a tv, but I think I would watch it.   Another question! Coffee or Tea? Why limit yourself? Both, please!   Interested in locally produced products? Food, skincare or both?Olive oil? Lavender oils or soaps? Definitely!   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 really don't have any jewelry except for my scent lockets. I do find dangly earrings very appealing, though.   What is your favourite historical period? Late-Republican/Early Imperial Rome.   What other hot beverages everyone likes for fall? Mulled cider.   Did you order anything from the most recent update? I'm running a Lab update decant circle over on el-jay, so I have that covered. I haven't made a Post order yet, but I am trying to be good.   Vampires or Werewolves? Or some other monster? I'm equal opportunity for monsters.   What sort of odd or regional foods do you crave? Collard greens and fried okra lately. Californians think I am crazy, obviously, as there are none to be found around here.   I am also cuckoo for anything prickly pear (like the desert baby that I am) and cactus taffy. Oh, Cerreta, how I miss you.