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Art Swap Questions

What is your favorite fairy tale, persona, or motif? What imagery does the story/person/thing evoke for you? Do you like or hate how it was handled by a movie or show? How about illustrations and pictures on the subject? Any you are particularly in love with?   I think I answered this at length in the thread.   How are you with ethically sourced (read: found in the woods on the ground, on the beach, etc.) formerly living bits? Examples: feathers, butterfly wings, fossilized teeth/bone, clean-but-not fossilized bone.   Go for it!   Would you rather have half of something that was super fabulous in conception, but ultimately too much to pull off completely in the time frame(although still fully functional?   Yes. Do what you want and then send it my way.   Is there something specifically in fairytales you do NOT want to see?   Really, really graphic violence and incest.   And would you be limited to the idea of 'fairytales' or would you be happy with crossing over into 'origin stories' or 'mythology'?   DO IT.   If you've mentioned that purple is a favorite color, which shades do you prefer?   Jewel tones -- so vivid but darkish.   If in your questionnaire you talked about different styles or listed a number of favorite stories, now that we've been talking about the subject, has anything sort of popped into your head as a "you know I REALLY wish my artist would do something with X story/theme/subject/style." ?   I do like Art Deco and Art Nouveau, but I would also really like whatever style you are most comfortable with. I'd rather have a piece you are comfortable and confident making than something you bent over backwards to make in a style I like, but weren't as comfortable in. I'd like to see your expertise.   How do you feeel about nudity?   I'm not opposed.   How do you feel about more practical crafty kinds of things, rather than more traditional "art"? Like would you be ok with a decorated box or bag, or something like that?   I would love it.   Would you like a retold fairy tale (in poem or story form) written by your artist as part of your swap?   Sure!   How do you feel about receiving a recipe of some sort based off your faerie tale of choice?   Yessssss.   Or say a meal plan you could do for a day or like a dinner party or something?   Okay, yes, this would be fun.   How do you feel about anime in general?   I'm down with it.   What kind of bodyshapes appeal to you in pin up art, male and female?   Curvy, but realistic lady shapes.   How do you feel about excerpts in your art? Are words okay, or would you rather leave language to the imagination?   You do what you want.   What is your favorite grimms tale?   This is haaaaaaaard. Seriously, I don't even know.   New As of 10 Feb: Would you mind getting extra non fairytale goodies along with the required item? Like teas, bacon caramels, soap?   Sure!   Would you enjoy a wearable item? something hand knit by chance?   I'd love it. The asker of this question sent me a pair of wrist warmers last year and I wear them ALL THE TIME. She's a fantastic knitter.   New As of 11 Feb: What kinds of things do you like to eat?   All kinds of things. We're serious foodies. Oh, except not mushroom-truffles. Those kind of taste like feet to me. No matter how I have 'em, then end up just being gross. And I love mushrooms. But bllerrrrgh.   If you were my patron, is there are particular animal (or animals, or animal tale) from a faerie tale/myth/modern tale/legend that you love or emphasize with?   No.   New As of 12 Feb:   Do you have a particular house color palette? I think I already said this -- we have a very nice neutral light taupe wall color. I tend to decorate in browns and jewel tones.   New As of 13 Feb: If you were my patron, what would you be hoping for in miniature?   Whatever you are planning on sending me.

EmpressPixie

EmpressPixie

 

Winter Holiday Fun Swap

November 9th   Sooo. Yules. Those just happened. What are you interested in, Bunny?   I ordered three decants and to be honest, I'm not even that interested in them. I mean, enough to order them, but I would be shocked to find any bottle-wants. I am super excited about the trading post, though, and will be stalking oh, most of the Yule Candles. Okay, all but one of them.   Do you like coin purses?   No. I. Just. No. It's. No.   November 8th   Do you prefer dark or milk chocolate?   Depends on what's in it. Good milk chocolate is delightful, but Hersheys, for example, tastes like vomit to me. Dark chocolate is often a safer bet because I almost always like it except for cheap European dark chocolate which is oddly sweet half the time.     November 7th   What are your opinions on traditional holiday cookie flavorings? I'm thinking anise and cardamom in particular.   Nom.   Do you like artisan oils and vinegars?   Nom.   Bunny, could you use a 2012 calendar, and, if so, do you like big monthly ones or the page-a-day type?   My mum always gets me a calendar.   November 6th   Charity gifts? Either fair-trade type stuff, or virtual type gifts, like vaccinations or school supplies being bought on your behalf, or something along those lines?   No. We're actually really picky about the charities we support.   Bunny, are you interested in tarts from Two Timing Tart? What scents, if any, are you interested in?   No.   Do you need any holiday recipies? Is there something in particular that you'd like baked or made for you? And for those of you doing the no sugar/low sugar, etc. thing these days, how about savory things?   I would love some recipes!   Speaking about candles, how much do you look forward to the BPTP candles that will be launched on Etsy? I don't know if there will be other scents than the Samhain and Pumpkin Cookie one, but is there a specific one you are longing for?   OMG. OMG. OMG. SNOW WHITE AND CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD ESPRESSO AND MIDNIGHT MASS AND YES. But those will probably be up about the time the swap ends, so do not worry about them. <3   Does anyone have issues with gently used things like books, etc.?   No.   Are you a big ol' nerd for any particular subject? Science, math, linguistics, etc? Or particular authors/fandoms?   Yes. We do like the science, I love fairy tales, crafting. We cook a lot with science. You can read my blogue, craftilykimberly.com, so get an idea of my crafty things, but I don't post as often as I should and I'm working on that. I'm doing NaNoBlogMo instead of NaNoWriMo because I know I can succeed at that.   Bunnies, how do you feel about lemon-flavored items, like lemon marmalade, lemon curd, lemon pound cake, or lemon cookies?   Yes.   fingerless mittens or full mitts?   Fingerless with a mitten flap.     November 4th   reveal, yes or no?   No. I really think the mystery is the most important thing in any swap and wish to be secretized forever. Ever knowing who my fox is would just ruin my life.   (And for future stalkers out there, I am just harassing my foxy who accidentally revealed a bit prematurely. I cannot STAND the mystery and if you don't reveal, I will make a list and cross names off and geo-locate everyone based on anything they've ever said on the forum and correlate "just sent" messages to postage stamps and figure out who you are.)   Any favorite cuddly characters? Not particularly, but I am learning to see the way of Tony and Steve being adorbs.   Moxie Nouveau groupon? I would use it if it happened, but I would not go out of my way for it.   what's your favourite colour? Jewel and earth tones   Your favourite gemstone? Garnets. My engagement ring is a green one (tsavorite) and my right hand ring is three red ones. They are the only stones I wear every day. Sometimes I throw in other stuff, but if we're being honest...   Your favourite animal (real or imaginary)? The bolifur of course! (Our ginger cat, Willow, who also goes by the bolifur)   And do you have any intense phobias? Since you can't make me stand six feet off the ground, none that you care about. (Super high heights do not bother me. Flying? No big. But god forbid I end up a few feet up.)   Are you Nano-ing this month, bunny? If so, how would you feel about merch/donations to the cause? I was. I failed. I'm doing a blog post a day instead. I always support merch/donations to that cause.   Do you like/need boxes for perfume/knicknacks? I love boxes. Boxes and I are friends that go way back. Waaaaay back. BFFs for life.   November 2nd   Is there any particular holiday DVD that you don't have that you would like to own?   Not really.   How do you feel about superheros? Are you a Marvel or DC fan? Do you have a favorite hero? WELL NOW. http://joannaestep.com/art11/nightlight_large.jpg   In all fairness because I have not read these things yet, I should say Sandman is my favorite comic and Fables is second and these are Vertigo which is the dark-in-the-kind-of-cult-sense of DC, so currently DC but I'm totally working on that Marvel thing.         Would my bunny like anything in particular from Lush? I do have access to an actual Lush store, and also wouldn't mind ordering retro items online.   No? I mean, I never turn down good bath stuff, but I've never tried Lush. There. I said it. I've never tried Lush.   would you like a Paintbox from Paintbox Soapworks? If so, which scents? Comfort and Joy Frnkn, Gld and Mrrh   Do you have kids (or kid-like pets) who your fox may want to take into account, either in terms of a little extra goody or simple safety?   NO. Well, it shouldn't kill a cat, but we're childree.   How do you feel about honey/beeswax? Would you like any?   Shrug. I would be excited if you sent it and not disappointed if you didn't and this is my overall opinion on things for swaps for the most part. It's not that I'm totally ambivalent so much as I like surprises and I like almost everything.   Are you a Trader Joe's fan, who either doesn't have a store nearby or just loves their stuff and has a wishlist?   This is our regular store, so...   The Paintbox Soapworks Yules are up, or at least round one is (updates coming throughout the week). Interested in anything?   Comfort and didn't I just answer this? I like sorbettos the best.   If I were to place ONE LAST Weenie order, (uh, which I will) what would you want me to include for you?   No.   Will you be away for any part of the round?   Yes. Definitely. I'll get back to you on when. There is always a house-sitter, though so no worries about mail or what-have-you.   Anyone else with an Etsy store and a member of Tradeaholics (or you could join) and interested in bartering for gifts for their bunny? Everything in my shop is up for trade.   No.   What type of books do you like? Dying to read anything?   Urban fantasy for the most part. Um. I wish you could make Kindle lists public and yet I would be so embarrassed.   If you like Christmas music (or any other holiday music, for that matter), what kind of style do you like? Traditional? Modern and poppy? Indie?   I DO LIKE CHRISTMAS MUSIC. TRADITIONAL FOR THE MOST PART. WHO DO YOU LIKE YOU ARE, POPSTARS, THAT YOU JUST WRITE NEW SONGS? WTF IS THAT? CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL. Except that I always hold down shift. It's easier.   Do you enjoy things that taste like roses? For example chewing gum, turkish delight, delicious goo that you eat by the spoonful out of a glass jar (and they all taste of rose. Yes, we have all these in Greece.)   No. No. No. No. What? No.     Also, same question about mastic. Would you be interested in trying it out? (If yes, any preferences? for example you wold prefer to try the chewing gum, the turkish delight, an Easter bun (I can go hunting, some companies make them all year round although it's not the same as the bakery Easter ones ), the raw resin itself, anything?)   Uh. What?   i live in the city of the chicken wing. if i were to send you something savory, what's your heat tolerance (or sweet and heat for that matter).   I do like spices. Do not send me chicken wings in the mail. I will look at you like o.0   If your fox/bunny were to gift you with a giftcard from anywhere, as in any store foodwise, music wise etc. what giftcard would you like?   Whole Foods or Amazon. I am the most lame.   If I were to send you chocolate is there anything I should avoid as in nuts, cherries etc.? Also, what are some of your favorite holiday candies?   I have a really long SW answer to this. You can go read that. Baaaasically, I like chocolate.   Does anything from Fusion Sweets interest you?   No. I can make all of those things easily.   Interested in anything from the Elements and Artifacts Yule update?   Yes. See Etsy <3s.   October 30   Dear Snow Bunnies: Do you do a Christmas tree? If yes is it themed or specially colored or do you just have all different ornaments and such?   I AM GOING TO. AND IT WILL SPIN AND HAVE FIBER OPTIC LIGHTS AND SCIENTIST ORNAMENTS AND A REALLY TACKY ONE AND GIFTS UNDER IT.   Would you like a special ornament?   Only if you make it or it is awesome.   Tim Tams. Yay or nay? Meh.   I know some people are squicked out at the idea of eating things that other people make, or the thought of deep fried cookies sends them into cardiac arrest. If you were my fox, would you like to receive some homemade goodies, or would you prefer that your goodies came from the store?   What? I don't care. Don't poison me, though. That's for my manservant to do. Especially if I call him my manservant one more time.   Would any Bunny like to receive Holiday serving bowls, trays, platters etc...? Winter/Christmas or Thanksgiving/Fall themed?   Uh. If you make it, sure. Otherwise, no.   My lovely fluffy Snow Bunny, would you like a bodyscrub made by me? If so, what scent(s) would you like, if you had to think along the lines of essential oils? And would you prefer sugar or salt? A dryer scrub or one that's more oily/moist?   Yes! If you make it, I will love it.   Dear snow bunny, do you like candles? if yes, then what kind? scented (what scents), unscented, what colors, do you like them plain/painted on the outside/with decorations attached to the surface/sculpted?   If you make it, I will... you see a pattern?   Also what do you think of little soaps? I know most people don't use soaps nowadays but I love the chocolate/vanilla/cocoa/butter/sugar combo scents that I see at beauty stores   I use soaps. I use them in the shower. Who doesn't use soap? That's not even...   Socks! Slippers! Do you love them or not really wear them? If you love them, do you also love Sock Dreams?   Slippers! I could use some slippers like whoa actually. I love the mary jane style or also the classic stick a foot in and trudge style.   Would you wear something like this if your Fox were to knit you one? If so, what color? http://www.ravelry.c...gap-tastic-cowl   I would wear anything you made me. Seriously. I'm like everyone's grandmother. I will love it because you made it and wear it because of that.   talk to me of coffee. Whole bean? Ground? Flavored, not flavored? Decaf, whole caff? Favorite roasters? Drip, french press, keurig? BRING ON THE TEA?   I love tea. Not red or white though. I mean, some whites. Definitely no reds. Green and black are nomtastic.   Coffee-wise, I am obsessed with our local stuff. Think yours is better? Bring it!   Who else here loves or would like to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? If so, what would you like?   See my SW answers about cosmetics.   Have you tried anything from Cocoa Pink and if so, what products and scents do you like or would like to try?   No.   Anybody into nail polish? Any color or formula preferences?   Kind of? I'd love more. Some lavender that is work appropriate but not icky would be awesome. Or a robotic scarab bronze. That one... I kept waiting for it to come back in stock to order it and it never did.   If you found a $50 bill on the ground and were to place a Lab order, what would be in it? (And shipping is free through the magical BPAL unicorn!) Elegba, which I never remember I want. And Prince Lir.     October 29th   So... someone has gifted you a $20 gift card from Walgreen's to ONLY use on things for yourself. No necessities here. What do you buy?   Nail polish. Wasn't I just explaining?   I live near a brick and morter location for a really, really good spice store. would you use cooking spices and if you would, what would you need? (it's penzey's if you want to google it).   I live near a brick and mortar location for a really, really better spice store. So there. I've lived by a Penzey's and it's nice and all, but my Spice House can kick your Penzey's buttocks. (I don't do sports at all, but my local food stuff vs yours is totally a game I'm into.)   Do you like knitted goods? If so, what would you like, what colors, and do you have any sensitivites or preference when it comes to type of yarn (ex: wool: yay or nay? do you prefer machine washable materials? do you not care?)?   Love them!   hey swap partner...could you use a new mug?   Not really, no. I obsessively use the one Lioness gave me when she was my Switch Witch.   Is there any sort of regional food/drink/treat you miss or have always wanted to try? Yours?   To answer all future questions: If you made it, I will be super excited and love it. If I've never had it, I'm happy to try it. If I can learn about new things, I am delighted to have or try them. If they are not new, it is unlikely, unless you have ignored my warnings about headache inducing strong florals, that I will actually dislike it. I am not the pickiest. Really. And I get overly excited about swaps. And I you.

EmpressPixie

EmpressPixie

 

Bottle List

The stuff I wear very rarely or is on the swap list: (Mind you, some of it I wear rarely, but when I wear it I love it. It's just that the favorites are what I choose from every day without thinking much about it and I store them in a different place.) CT: IV MCCLLXX (Floral-less Antique Lace) Western Diamondback MB: Bigger Critters Passionate Shepherd Szepasszony Black Moon (older edition) Lawn Gnome the Traveller Hellgate of Ireland Sunbird Saw Scaled Viper 13 Feb '09 Butter Rum cookie Dark Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cognac Autumn Moon of the Mirror Stand Love's Philosophy Mabon Womb Furie Tabella Sachs Ghulheim Frederic Samhain '09 Pink Champagne Fledging Raptor Moon Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on Winter Solstice Blue Moon (Brian) The Stormhold Conservatory Tableaux Cesky Krumlov v1 Lady Lilith 13 Aug '10 Tony Miller vs State of California Harp of ....   The Favorites: MB: Underbed Cake Smash Smut '10 Snake Charmer Res'd x2 Midnight Kiss x2 Raven Moon x2 Snake Oil '10 Snow White Mme Moriarty Sky City Before x2 Boomslang v2 Bansheet Beat x3 Spanked Resd x4 Phyllocrania Paradoxa v1 x2 Eat Me x2 Gypsy x2 Gingerbread Poppet   I always wear Gingerbread Poppet with Spanked over it because GP is too buttery on it's own for me.   Banshee Beat is my fiance's favorite (he doesn't realize it, but every time he's complimented me on my perfume since I got BB, that's what it has been).   PPv1 is my favorite, but in a "special occasions" kind of way, if that makes sense. It's so etherial that I feel like wearing it on non-special days is abusing it. Eat Me and BB are my most commonly worn things.

EmpressPixie

EmpressPixie

 

And again, Autumn SW '11

October 14th   Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read?   Not really, no.   October 13th   Are you interested in anything in the latest round of Lab auctions on eBay?   Nothing reasonable, that's for frickin' sure.   What favorite song(s) would you think would translate into a cool or unique scent?   California Dreamin' by the Mamas and the Papas (brown leaves, the heavy scent of rain, a little church incense and dust, and under all of it something warm and clean/comforting).   Anyone interested in VApothecary's Halloween update?   Nope.   Interested in anything from the Beaver Moon Lunacy update?   Nope.   I sent you with $20 into a drugstore/Walmart (nothing too fancy/imported/expensive, just your average selection), and you are restricted only to the candy aisle. What would you blow it on?   Andes mints. 13 packages of them, apparently.   October 11th   What is your favorite kind of cookie?   Triple chocolate. My fiance makes them sometimes. I call them orgasm cookies.   How many boxes are you hoping for?   However many you send me.   How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? I mean, I have a TON of loose leaf, would it be okay if I send you samples in some zip lock baggies? Or is that something that would squick you out?   I do like tea.   How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? I'm an architecture student and can print posters (provided I make them) at pretty much any size using Adobe Illustrator at a low price. Also if you would be interested in this, what quotes would you like?   That would be awesome.   Um   Favorite quote.   I have some, but it's hard to remember them on demand.     October 9th   Is there anything you would want from NYCC, something you'd like your witch to ask me to pick up?   Nah.   The best thing I ever ate...:   Oh, god. The first time I had Daniel (my fiance)'s roast chicken with the potatoes that sit under the chicken as it roasts and get covered in chicken fat. SO AMAZING. SO TERRIBLE FOR YOU.   October 6th   Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like?   I like black licorice. I had no idea it came in so many choices.   Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for?   I have a mac that I use for stuff at home. If I ended up with accessories, that would be cool. But I'm a bit "eh" about it -- like, at some point I'll probably get a mouse but ....   Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get?   I do like them, I really liked John Hodgeman's More Information Than You Require and the sequel. He did them so well for audiobooks. So, um, anything similar, I suppose.   October 5th   Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?)   YOU GOT ME ROVING, I LOVE YOU.   Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo?   I do. I have no camera strap, so I'd be down with whatever. But nothing else, really.   Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography?   Not anymore. I'm making the transition. Painfully. Don't tempt me. (But ask me about the super cool camera I found for $15 in a thrift shop that is 75 years old AND STILL WORKS.)   Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what?   Nope. I love singing, I do not do it well. But I do it a lot anyway.

EmpressPixie

EmpressPixie

 

More Autumn SW.

Dear Witch,   I've had the worst headcold for the past few days, so if something in here sounds totally rubbish and doesn't make sense at all, um, let me know and I'll do cold-to-common translations.   October 3rd   Does anyone else like collector Barbies?   Nope. Sorry.   What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get?   I think I've answered along these lines before so I'll skip it for now (but may come back to it later).   Tarot   No?   Tell me about something you like, and why you like it.   Haven't I been doing that for the past gizzillion questions? (I would have more patience for this question if I wasn't still pretty sick -- but nowhere near the epic disaster that was yesterday re: being sick)   If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy?   Uh?   Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn?   No, but I love spicing my own popcorn, so popcorn flavors are always welcome.   October 2nd   Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee???   I'm sure I would, but I'd probably never use them except in swaps.   Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want?   I try to stick to BPAL. To keep the obsession under control.   What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff?   Sold out on the stuff I like, so...   Luck charms?   Not really   Does anyone want anything from... here...?   No.   For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles?   Not particularly. Candles.   Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace fromhere?   It would be beautiful, I'm sure. But unless you are making it, not really.   Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now?   Not really, no.   Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet?   I'm sure there are, but generally when I think of them, I download them.   Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted?   Nope.   Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)?   Not so much, no.   Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there?   I have not.   if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts?   Ha, no. Thank you though.     October 1st   Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread?   Not really, no.   Reveal?   Yes, please!   Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent?   Yes, please!   Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try?   Yes, please! (If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know more about this.)   September 30th   Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update?   Ha, missed the boat on this one.   Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal?   Not me.   You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they?   #occupywallstreet,   how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc?   I'm not big on it, but my fiance would probably love hemp soap. The only BPAL he really goes out of his way to compliment is Banshee Beat.   Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could?   If and only if you are in Australia, then Delicious is the most amazing magazine. They did a trial thing here with a pocket sized version and I LOVED it. And no one else did. And they discontinued it.   Describe your sense of humour.   Odd. I should find and take that test for you.   Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?)   I have pleeeeeenty.   I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee?   Well, I've said my bit about makeup.   September 29th   What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours?   Crossbody. Solid with a screen print would be lovely. Leather is also a favorite. But always crossbody.   julep maven monthly boxes: Maybe?   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?   I would if it was a place we'd go to anyway. I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.   Like commercial socks?   I like sock dreams. Does that count?   What kind of bear is best?   Our cat. We tell him to "be a bear" when we give him treats and he gets up on his hind legs like a bear!   Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus?   If you send me a book, I will read it. That said, Night Circus sounds intriguing.   Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses?   Dear god in heaven, no.   I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like?   No, sorry?   Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork?   Very pretty.   Do you drink wine?   OH HEAVENS YES.   Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?!   I'm not at all nervous about it and you should not be either! I will want to know who you were, so I know who to thank! You have taken such excellent care of me thus far. If you don't reveal, though, I'd really appreciate some sort of "this is the end" declaration or card or something. Just so I know.   Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series???   It's one of those things I'd love as a gift but would never want to spend the money on.   I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that?   No. Just. No. I like candy corn, but I think we got candy corned out this weekend.   September 28th   JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee?   No. I mean, yes, but no because the sodas are so hit and miss with me and I would want to drink them which I think sometimes ruins the whatever.   It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out?   No? I love BBW, though. And libraries.   I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests?   Yes.       September 27th   What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?   Well, people in real life are surprised to learn that I spin yarn. And often then go on a tangent about how they realized it had to be made somehow but never really thought of it in terms of being something PEOPLE could make, etc etc.   Um, online, I'm liberal and hippish, so the whole MBA thing is usually a surprise.   So who else watched Babylon 5?   I should.   If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be?   Boobs McGee.   Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable?   No just no.   Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside?   I LOVE MUPPETS.   what level of contact were you hoping for?   I agree that this should totes be in what we get as witches. Um. I am cool with whatever level of contact you have the time to give me.   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?   I answered this. I did!   Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to?   Museum of Surgical Equipment. Also the Jellies at the Aquarium.   September 26th   Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try?   I think I answered this at length in thread, but Studentska bars are my favorite thing in the world. (Milk chocolate with fruit.)   What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?       Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in?   Not so much. That I can think of.   If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it?   I'd do my level best to recreate a studentska bar. Obsessed? No.   September 25th   Stuff you've been meaning to do:   Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves?   Yes!   Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood?   Nope   Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts?   Not really   Princess Bride? Yay or nay?   Yay, but not as yay as I used to be about it. And I do like the book better. Still a big fan though. Savor's Dread Pirate Roberts is one of my favoritest things (I have it in soap, cream, body spray, and linen spray form them... and shaving soap!).   What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches   All of them. Seriously, I love classic fairytales. Um, I'm not so hot on, like, the little match girl or any about the virgin mary, but the magicky wondery ones are awesome. Also, 1,001 Arabian Tales are awesome. Also, myths and legends. If you find a myth or a tale that I don't know, I'm sure to love it.   September 24th   how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like?   I love it? I spin things so I'd love it to spin. I also knit things, so I'd love it to knit. I also live in a cold climate, so I'd love it to wear.   What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel?   Sure. Cute.   Look down. What are you wearing, right now?   Jeans. T-shirt. Hoodie.   Kerchiefs?   Yes, please!   It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything?   Well, we went apple picking this weekend which I enjoyed very, very much.   September 23rd     Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store?   I'm sure there is, figure it out. I trust you.   I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like?   Not really. I do my level best to stick to BPAL in terms of all things smelly. Obviously it doesn't always work, but I try.   what's your favorite kind of pizza?   BBQ chicken with smoked gouda, bacon, and jalepeno peppers. Thin crust.   who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want!   I don't really have any... which could explain a lot. Haha.   Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area?   I'm sure there are, but I cannot think of them at the moment.   September 22nd   If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes?   Pockets! Secret hidey holes! These are things I love!   Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes?   A photo? Yes. A collage? Not so much.   If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes?   I agree with others that those look... very expensive. But if you designed a fabric and sent it to me, I'd use it and love it.   Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people!   I covered this already.   What is your favorite word?   Well, it's been discussed at length in thread, but my three favorites are: petrichor, sinople, and superannuated.   What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?   If you want to knit me some, I'd love them, but my last witch made me some really lovely wrist warmers so I would hope for something that just does arm warming. But seriously, some sleeves that I could add to my many t-shirts and suddenly have long sleeves would rock. I just don't want to have to choose between Witch #1's knit gear and Witch A's knit gear. You know?   Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives?   Yeah. I like candles. And tarts. And what not. I think I like candles better than tarts, though. I really love the soft light they give off.   What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty?   Pickled.   So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question)   Nope.   Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?   Nope. Well, we went apple picking.   What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee?   Medium.   September 21st   Cthulhu: yay or nay?   Sure, but not yayayayayayay.   Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off?   Not really.   Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:   Sorry, no.   Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting   No. I listen.   Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance!   Sure. But you have to explain why they are cool.   If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences?   No allergies. Um... a hooded scarf or shawl would be amazing.   If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like.   He's fat and orange and a cat. He's on a diet, so he's been losing weight lately. We're trying to make him less of an obeast.   Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like?   Ha, sure!   How do you feel about terrariums?   Awesome!   What's your favorite horror movie?   Wait, what? No. I get nightmares. I'm a big ol' scaredy cat.   If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day.   A good quality earl grey tea. Dread Pirate Roberts crema from Savor. Frank, Gold, & Myrrh sorbetto from Paintbox Soapworks A good quality medium roast coffee. A nice wine bottle opener (we can't find ours right now but are stubbornly refusing to buy one because we know it is here somewhere). (nice to me = classic waiter tool corkscrew) An incredibly moisturizing, but light feeling lotion (I use the crema, but something better is always a good thing). It is VERY dry in the winter here.     Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay?   Yay! Way more yay than cthulu.   I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind?   Sure. No. and snarky or sarcastic is probably best. No religion. Unless it is kind of anti-religion. My fiance is an evangelical atheist.   Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you?   Yes. YES. YESSSSS. Victorian era. (I've always loved the Victorian era -- like, always always. My fifth grade history project was an indepth look at Victorian clothing. And I've always been into fantasy and sci-fi. So I'm also really into Steampunk because HELLO TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.)   If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc?   Story usually. Art/style is less exciting to me. In a pre-Harry Potter world, it was a lot harder to find a good urban fantasy story without looking to comics. Of course, I do like the artwork, and some of it is simply stunning beyond belief, but story first.   If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it?   I just don't know. I'm sure if you wanted to get me one, you'd be great at figuring it out.   if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be?   Mucha, probably.   Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.?   YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. Soap would be awesomesauce. I can already do photography and dyes.   What's 'your' song/your theme song?   The song that gets stuck in my head most often is California Dreamin by the Mamas and the Papas. But Guns, Gold, Girls by Metric and Trouble is a Friend on the Easy A soundtrack are the two things I listen to the most, I think.   What would be your superpower?   The store would always have what I needed or wanted when I went. It might sound lame now, but Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times when it's just kind of annoying... it would be awesome.   Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt?   Heck, yeah. Actually I'm in the process of making a quilt from a lot of my old t-shirts, so if you have one gently used to send my way I'd totally wear it, but if you have one that is funky-nasty-tore-up and you are about to bin it, as long as the main image is intact, I'd take it and cut it up for my quilt.   Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts!   No allergies.   Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever?   I think... I would only want one from Switch Witch if, like, you sent it last and the charms were themed to correspond to emails or ecards or things I said or things you sent or somehow themed to this round of Switch Witch and BPAL. Does that make sense? Like, if you put effort into something like that, I want it to really remind me of you.   September 20th   Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup.   Cool. Cool, cool, cool.   Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc?   Yes.   Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get.   Robotic Scarab claw polish, Smokestack claw polish, Exotic Bazaar, and a t-shirt.   Are there any characters that you love or identify with?   Blunt, curious women who are smart and socially awkward.   A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty?   Uh. Uh. Uh. No.   Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?   No. No. No. Will not look. Stick to the BPAL. No new obsessions! Illegal!   So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?   That would be awesome. But. You gotta let me know someone is coming over or I might not be here or have time or what not. But, like, a lunch date (I'll be happy to make lunch) or whatever, just... fair warning.

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Autumn 2011: Switchin' Witchin'

September 19th   What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?:   If I knew, I'd tell you. Metal busks. They are so hard to find, if you live near a place that has them, I would love them.   How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you?   Sounds like fun!   Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way?   Tube or pot, no wand. I like 'em. Chai, vanilla, kind of classic things like that -- spicy or sweet. No favorite brand at the moment.   Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork)   I love nice pens.   -For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream)   No, that's okay. Never got the hang of watercolor.   -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.)   It would probably make me pretend I know what I'm doing and do some art.   -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?   Some are fun. Some are silly. Some are annoyingly dumb. But I live in Chicago, so I've got the hometown advantage here.   If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up?   Ice cream. Throwback soda.   Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?   YES. YES. OMG YES. But I'm not sure how you'd mail that. but YES.   Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?   Up to you, really. I should post what I have on my walls somewhere -- an ornate mirror, the road curving on one of the busiest streets of Prague (devoid of all people because it was 5am). Um. I can't think of what else at the moment.   would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works   So I want to say yes, but honestly I think that's too much to spend on that kind of thing.   Amigurumi, yes or no?   Someone did an amigurumi adipose from Doctor Who last year or last SW and it was probably the cutest thing ever.     I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!   Uh. Let me get back to you. (Let me know if you really need to know. I tend to like the bright colors and everything of Van Gogh. Um. I love Mucha with all my heart and soul.   If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?   I don't know. But it would have lots of colors.   Name your 3 favorite scents for candles   Vanilla, chai, pumpkin, sweet things and fall things since it is that time of year.   Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea   Earl Grey (and variations on it -- particularly with rose and lavender) Jasmine (milk tea with boba, but also just regular kind) Chai   September 18th   Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear?   If you designed it, I would love it. I wear a large women and a medium all purpose. Otherwise, I really have enough. But seriously, you design it? I'll wear it. ALSO: If this is your thing, I've been wanting (and this is kind of silly) a t-shirt that says my forum name, like, going up the side, sideways or something. And looks cool. I would really like that.   How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc....   Yes.   Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?   Those are cute.   If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.   Well. If you can get Czech candy, and you get me a milk chocolate Studentska bar with fruit and nuts, I would probably love you for the rest of your natural life. And beyond.   Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc).   Well, I have a Mac, but I'm not a Mac fangirl by any means. Mine was actually the prize in a contest. SOCK PREFERENCES?   Tall. And colorful. Or at least colored. I actually really love the Trading Post socks (but I have both of the pairs that I like from them). The O-Basics from Sock Dreams are awesome. Lioness got me hooked on those.   Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?   Dead link, but I like tall socks so if they are tall...   Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe?   I used to, but not so much anymore.   September 17th   Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?   No, I have the Netflix Instant and that does just fine for me.   Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards?   I like them, but I don't collect them or anything.   Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?   Nope. Sorry.   Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?   Funny story. So, I love Star Wars and Doctor Who and Farscape and Stargate and all kinds of nerdy sci-fi. So my fiance was all "you really should watch Star Trek". Trusting him implicitly, I agreed. I did not make it past the first episode. (But I'm going to give it another try later, I understand the first episode with Q is just weird. Or something. But it seems like perhaps the first season was bad or something because every time I read a summary of the next ep, he's like "Well, that's a bad one to start with..." )   September 16th   Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific?   I cook at home a lot. So does my fiance. We big time do not need any kitchen devices (unless you have a supercute garlic press you'd like to send my way). We also have a wedding registry up on Amazon and if homegoods are your thing and you want to send them, you can check it out. Cookbooks, I would love. We're big into Cook's Illustrated (got the online subscription and a LOT of the books). Unless you are sending your own recipes that you love (which I would love to try out), we're probably set here.   New question: How do you feel about maple syrup?   YES.   How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm)   Yes? No? Maybe? Some of them are really cute. Some are kind of   Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?   Yes. Yes. No. Not really. Don't like it that much.   The only thing I feel kind of passionate about is the ever so cliched issue of Han shooting first. I think it says a lot about his character and changing it changes that.   Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)-   Yes. But I don't love it. But I do like it. And I like it more than I ever manage to remember liking it.   Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work.   That would be fun. And no, you don't have to worry. I'm in the midst of the job search.   Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay)   YAY!   I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package?   How is this even a question? YAY!   Anyone love Buffy/Angel?   I used to, but I'm less about that now. But a Buffy craft I did once is easily one of my favorites in terms of crafts I've done.   How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?   I love gummies! Paranormal gummies would delight me. Utterly and completely. As long as they were paranormal shapes and not, like, oddly powered gummies. That would be weird. And terrifying.   How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?   Sure, yes, that sounds like fun.   Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney?   Dark fairytales. I'm less cutesy and more elegantly creepy. Think, portraits in the Haunted Mansion type thing.   Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?   Yes. No. Sure.   How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?   Tasty. We live near a bakery that does things like homemade Twinkies and Whoopie Pies.   September 15th   interested in anything from Lush?   Sure, but I'm not a Lush devotee.   Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc?   I do sometimes. I'm so bad about it though. Still, that would be AWESOME and I would treasure it immensely.   Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark?   No. I'd rather have a small print or drawing or something. BPAListas have given me several bookmarks over the past year or so and I think I am at my threshold.   do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch?   YES.   How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also.   Sure. That would be fun.   do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs?   I am finding that I do.   Who here adores meringue?   That can get a bit sweet for me. Plus, I feel like I make so many. (We make custards a lot. That means extra egg whites. And that means.... meringues.)   September 14th   Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?   No. (Kidding, yes: adventurous, creative, and curious. Also shy.)   How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?   I know I made an icon about this somewhere...   What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.)   Big yes on fudge. Meh on brownies. I make them on my own and honestly, I'm trying to eat better and all that jazz.   Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?   How would you mail that?   Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE   Tears of the Seraphim and really, most of the bath brew stuff would be fun to try. The hair gloss woud be nice to try. Nothing seasonal really called to me, though.   Does anyone like kimchi?   Fuck. Yes. And now you know I have a foul mouth.   Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)?   Yes. Yes I would. I am not big on makeup and that kind of thing, but the idea sounds soooo much fun and I love surprise boxes.   You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy?   Exotic Bazaar. Some t-shirts. 10 bottles of Eat Me. Elegba. Brimstone. Sprinklecakes. Snake oil to age. And maybe some more Eat Me. Oh and that Gingerbread Poppet room spray that they are TOTALLY GOING TO HAVE. ANY MOMENT. ANNNNNNNY MOMENT. COME ON! (That would actually be the best Yule ever for me -- I keep hoping they'll do it to. Actually, if they did like Naughty Gingerbread and had some of the Spanked spices in there, I'd seriously be in heaven.)   Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?   Gold, Frank & Myrhh scrub! It wasn't available when I made my last order and I was all sadface about that.   Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes   Hahahaha. Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahaahaha. No.   But if the Pens or the Steelers ever win their major tournaments again, I want to make a (short lived) Tumblr of the resulting chaos and riots in Pittsburgh and make it all about how the Hufflepuffs finally won the House Cup. (Same colors.)   How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like?   I love it all! I don't neeeeeed more, but, um, I love it all!   Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee?   I'm ambivalent.   Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want?   I have them all.   How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in?   Yes. Whatever you make.   how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did?   When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most?   My fiance pampers me.   What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)   Wine. A new book. A hot bath. Something lovely smelling in said bath. And no interruptions.   What do you really NOT want?   Okay, so I probably cannot say this honestly or bluntly enough: if you send me something, I'm going to be excited about it. You could send me, like, a porcupine with needles that if you touch them instantly induce migraines and I'd be going on and on about this cool torture device I got.   That said, most sweets are not the best idea. My teeth are really sensitive so things that pull at them (caramel, gum) should probably be avoided (don't ask how much it pains me to say this -- I friggin' LOVE gum). And baked goods are something we makes LOTS of so they wouldn't be the same level of treat as something new and exciting.     September 13th   How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir?   Oh, yes. Did you see the awesome kitchen towels I have in my etsy favorites? I gave my fiance some with an anatomical heart diagram on them for V-day. We are very pro-these things.   And the thing is, if we had too make but it was really cool, I'd just sew it up into a pillow. Bam!   How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion?   I have attended three weddings and my own graduation this year and I wore this dress to all four occasions: http://heartbreakerfashion.com/dresses/beverly-dress/beverly-dress-rust-kd.html   Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)   Oh yes, very much so.   Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?   So, I said no on the main forum but I just realized something: actually, if you saw a special wine glass that would be amazing. I had one, but my old-housemates broke it. (It was my undergraduate senior dinner glass and I have very hard feelings over the fact that when they broke it I asked, "It wasn't my special one, right?" and they assured me it was not without bothering to actually check.)   And special here can be, like, plastic and you drew on it with a paint pen. I'm not saying fine crystal. I'm saying special.       September 12th   Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format?   Readable on the Kindle.   If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now?   No kids.   Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!)   I would significantly prefer shoulder straps and usually do the across the chest should strap.   Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?   Victorian era patterns are usually a go for me. Also Mucha inspired stuff. (I'd try to spell Art New-v-oh, but I'd get it so wrong.)   If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc?   Loose or fancy bags will be most exciting to me. Not red or white. I like black (especially earl grey derivatives like princess grey, lady grey, etc) and green (especially jasmine).   September 11th   I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.)   Shoes are kind of my used line. Well, shoes and underwear and socks, but I think underwear and socks are generally understood as not great for being used. Otherwise, sure! See something awesome at a garage sale or thrift store? Pick it up!   Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?   No.   Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box?   Neither. And I'm sure they are ridiculously expensive, so while I LOVE mail, that is an area you might want to save on.   what are your favorite types of Halloween candy?   I do actually like good, fresh candy corn. And caramel apples. I know I said caramel was bad for me earlier, but, um, CARAMEL APPLES ARE GODS GIFT UNTO THIS EARTH. And who am I to deny that?   Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.   At this point, all my soaps are either local or Villainess or Paintbox Soapworks or Savor. I love V and PS but they both tend to dry out my skin when it comes to soaps, so I usually go with Savor. I like Savor's bars and her whipped soap.   How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?   Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.   Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like?   I like them and use them, but not enough to demand them.   Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?!   Now this is just painful. We LOVE sea salted caramels, but (see above), I realllllly shouldn't be eating caramel.   Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like?   Yes, lovely!   This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes?   Sure.   And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek?   My Amazon wishlist has some stuff but I do tent to like TG.   September 10th   What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?   None, really, atm.   are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?   Not really. I have never had a Villainess anything. I always get this close to ordering and then don't. Her scrubs are what I'm interested in, but in the end I KNOW I like Paintbox Soapworks, so I go back them. If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat?   Our cat is fat. And undeserving of treats (he was being a hiss-ball earlier for no real reason, so I'm cranky at him. I'll feel bad about this later).   What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays?   The C2E2 evil layer roomspray. I cannot remember what it was actually called, but I want to kick myself all the time because it was SO LOVELY and I didn't get it.   Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls?   Etsy wishlist.   If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?   I don't really do that stuff, but I want to when I get married and I want to have some nice basics for going out at some point and, you know, if you absolutely love makeup and have expertise on what a beginner should use: I'm all ears.   Red hair, blue eyes, pinkish-pale skin tone. (Very pale.)   Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?   I like both and yes.   Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)   No.   Are you going away for any part of this round?   Probably and I'll do my best to let you know when it happens, but definitely there will always be someone to take in packages -- be it my fiance or his sister who housesits (and catsits) when we are gone.   Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?   Yes.   If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?   That sounds like fun.   Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?   Going to the farmers market, picking fruit at u-pick places. Um. Walking to the bar. (I don't actually go out very much and I'm starting to realize my answers are going to make me seem like a super drinker. I don't drink a ton, it's just on my mind because I over-indulged last night after buying my wedding dress.)   Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?   NO. I don't use it enough to remember what I've favorited and this could be a huge disaster.   Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?   I love cute office suplies.   Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?   Not a huge fan of any at the moment, but I enjoy them. Nothing Les Mis related though, please. I had a very bad experience with that once. (Which is actually a funny story, but the point stands...)   September 9th   Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?   Yes. Yes I do. I prefer cones or sticks at the moment. I've been working lately on mixing my own resins and ruffage to make incense, so any key tools (especially binders for making cones) would be super appreciated. The icky stuff in the charcoal brickettes that most people use for loose incense makes me feel a little bit off, even if I'm burning it in a well ventilated room. So. Yeah. - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?   Ravenclaw. You can see from the Pottermore thread that I was officially sorted into Ravenclaw. I also feel a strong affinity for Slytherin, but my nerdiness overtakes my ambition any day.   - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?   Amazon, Sockdreams, I WISH there were general Etsy giftcards. That would be SO helpful. Amazon or Sockdreams mostly, I think. Or Paintbox Soapworks if you can work that out with her. Anywhere else I tend to go either doesn't do gift cards or you'd kind of need to be in the Chicago area to get them.   Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?   Yes. Um. There are lots. But the most helpful thing for you, I think, is to know that I LOVE mythos and fairy tales and would love to read new ones or learn about new ones or see cool interpretations of old ones or whatever you feel up to. Also that I tend to like older versions of the various stories when it comes to fairy tales. When I can, I'll look for older-than-Grimm ones because it's just kind of cool to see how they've changed and to look and see what Grimm-era folks found appropriate vs inappropriate to write. Um, yes. Ravenclaw was probably completely accurate.   If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture!   No.   If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality!   Jupiter. My fiance loves Jupiter and I don't have anything that I'm dying to see but I know he loves Jupiter. Actually, I might appreciate a good lightning storm from a rocking chair on the front porch. With a mug of tea on a slightly chilled night.   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?   Ice cream. Tea. Perfume. Taking a walk. My fiance will often do things to cheer me up. Getting packages in the mail -- especially letters -- does a lot to cheer me.   What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?   I like them. My fiance's ex-housemate/best friend just donated a drawer full to me to read. I like Fables a lot. I have Sandman-fancy-pants edition which I LOVE (and also Sandman regular edition and I've gone through several times and compare the artwork and whatnot). Anyway, the point is: I like them. I'd like exploring new ones. And other than Fables and Sandman and Transmetropolitan, I can't think of any off the top of my head that I have read.   Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?   No. I wish. I wish I could play an instrument well.   Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?   No. I will in the spring if we're in the same place, but a starter kit in autumn would get lost and then forgotten. Or forgotten and then lost.   Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?   We haven't in the past, but I really want to since we have this huge porch. I would say probably a mix of elegant and kitschy-fun. Scary is not really ever in my mix.   Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?   Not really, no.   Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:   No, but of those, I would view a library as the most important thing to adopt and defend.       September 8th   From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?   The trading post update is going to kill me. I think an imp of Autumn Cider would be tempting. I'm blind-buying a bottle of Golden Apple of the Sun and the foodie forum onlies.   Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?   So I was super, super into nail polish in middle and high school. Then in college, it just totally dropped off my radar. I'm recently getting back into it. So far I have London Butter (in their awesome dark green color -- British Racing green or whatever it is) & BPTP's Maiden (which is totally unusual for me, I'm not a pink kind of girl). I'm hoping for the Trading Post to update with new colors because I want their dark green and their dark blue (I actually have a really terrible "I'm waiting for the TP's dark blue, dark blue that is chippy as hell). I also want their bronze and also probably smokestack. I'm terrible about wanting these things.   Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?   Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...   I really like travel candles (they come in little tins) and candles that are about that size. My fiance loves tealights for the bedroom (not in a sexy way, but in a warm lighting while he writes kind of way). He's also used pillars in the past. Scent-wise, I do love autumn scents. I also like vanilla. I do not like fruity scents. At all. No in candles, no ma'am/sir. (Except pumpkin and apple, those don't count.)   Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?   YES. Whatever you are willing and able to make me. I do love hats and I do have a tragic lack of hats at the moment. And if you are one of those kitty - hat - making people, those are super cute. Color wise, dark green is always lovely. Or a super bright blue.   Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?   Yes. No. In that order.   What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?   I live in mortal terror of Eat Me getting the component ax, but I have a few bottles of it. I never get around to buying Elegba and would be totally sad if it got the ax. It's always in my cart lately and then I think "I don't really have the money, better get the LEs". Sigh.   Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? To be honest, not really. I'm EmpressPixie over there, but I don't really Ravelry.   Social Media? LJ: copperpixie but I don't really use it. FB: my real name, but it is unlikely you'll be able to find me, you have to know a friend of mine is my current level of "hidden", I think. Twitter: EmpressPixie. Tumblr: I never used it much and don't really any more.   Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?   There should be links, but if not I'll work on getting those up again.   Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?   MacBookPro.   What is your favorite animal?     What are you going to be for Halloween?   Okay, so this is brilliant. Last year I was mildly attractive Link (from Zelda). [Not sexy Link because I had a long skirt, so just mildly attractive.] This year, I'm using the corset from that (dark green) and the bridesmaid dress I never wore for a wedding I was super excited didn't happen that is all blues and greens in silk to be a water nymph. I'll do dramatic makeup and wear an aquatic BPAL and paint my toes and finger nails and it's going to be awesome.   If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.)   What if instead, I tell you some things I like and some genres I like and say that I would love any of the above (jewelry or wall art) and you have a bigger reference for me in general and I'm not being super specific because that would be difficult.   I like fantasy (fairies and dragons and goblins specially). But my fiance is far more supportive of my liking of Steampunk and not-so-steampunk-science-y things. Like, for St V Day this year, I gave him dishclothes with an anatomically correct heart diagram printed on them. And we both thought that was brilliant and lovely. This is where glancing at my Etsy favorites should be helpful, actually.   How do you feel about nick-knacks?   Yes.   What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?   Our Christmas tradition is actually really important to me. We have a script that we follow every year. Also, my family's meet ups at my grandparent's house. Most of the important traditions to me are about family and friends meeting up and celebrating life together.   Do you like going to the movies?   Yes.   What are your favorite restaurants?   Angel Food Bakery (Chicago) Pamelas (Pittsburgh) Margies (Chicago) Wild Ginger (Seattle) Green Tea (Chicago)   Do you play any video games?   Sometimes. I like them, it's just a time issue. I'd rather be crafting, I guess, but I hate saying that because it sounds snobby or something and honestly, I do like video games. We have preodered Skyward Sword.   Do you like any anime? Yes. It's a guilty pleasure, though.   Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Kindle. I have a cover, but if you wanted to make me one, I would use it instead.   how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be?   The amount of jewelry I have now is kind of obscene. And the excitement I would have about that would be kind of obscene as well.   How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?   YES. And no.   Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above?   Dear god, yes. All of the above. But especially imps.   Muppets: yea or nay?   Yay!   Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?   No. And sometimes I think I am the only person on earth to feel that way re: C&H.   Favorite Mythological Creature?:   I have no idea. It changes a lot. But if you pick a quirky goblin or fairy with a fun background story, you cannot go wrong.   Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers   Yes.   Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??   I've had them on my Etsy wishlist forever, but I don't like them enough to have ever bought them.

EmpressPixie

EmpressPixie

 

Spring 2011: Thar be a switch witch!

My darling witch,   I've answered many of these on the thread, but it is much easier to put them all here for you, so I will do so... now! I am very, very excited about YOU!   Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/99JFAD6V7UUB Etsy Profile (you can see favorites that way): http://www.etsy.com/people/copperpixie?ref=si_pr Twitter: www.twitter.com/empresspixie   March 25   Are you interested in trying Super Villainess (from Villainess - the birthday scent that was just released tonight!) and if so, which item do you like the most? (Soap, Whipped, Smooch, Extrait, Smack...) Not particularly, no.   If I were to order you a Smack, which four notes would you like? I've never had one before. I suspect something with vanilla bean, spice trade, incense, and vanilla bean would be amazing though.   Would you enjoy receiving a knitted gift from your witch? If so what would you be interested in (scarf, hat, wrist / handwarmers, socks, etc.) and in what colors? YES. YES. Handwarmers would be especially awesome. And hats. I love hats.   March 23   Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types? Not really.   What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? Eat Me. Like you wouldn't believe.   March 22   Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it? No.   What is your favorite type of wine? Would you be interested in trying something new? In that case, is there anything you really DONT like? Ooooo how about dessert wines? My favorites are all from a local cider house. I don't like Pinot Noir or Merlot. I don't need more wine, though.   March 21   What three things are you craving right now? My fiance, more time before I graduate or a job, and a clean house. I know, not exactly anything you can deliver, but three things I want.   paper goods, anyone need? including resume paper, and formal stationery as well as casual cards. No, not really.   What is a scent that you've been trying to find even a sample of for a very long time to no avail? (What bottle would you die to get your hands on - even a partial?) Not really.   Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning) Not really.   March 19   If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? Coffee out would be awesome, a local delivery would be awesome, services like cleaning would be uncomfortable for me.   Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? YES.     March 18   Do you like poetry? Not really. I used to.   What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? I have housemates, so nothing too interesting. My room is Snow White/Mahogany Hall all the way. The rest of the house is usually Snake OIl Bath Oil, vanillas, or random imps that I kind of like but would never wear diluted in the oil burner. Heavily diluted. I really only want them to scent my desk area.   What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Yes. If there is one you love to enable folks with, I'd love to read it. I tend to be intimidated by the sheer content out there and as a result don't really get into them. I've read Sandman, Fables, Transmetropolitan, a few others.   How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? Yes. Jewel tones. I used to have a really gorgeous dark blue, but I lost it. That makes me really sad. I keep trying to wait for the trading post blue claw polish to come out, but...   Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? I'm good, thanks. My mom is kind of an unending stream of kitchen gadgets.   Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? It is safe to assume that if it is geeky, I am into it. I'm not into gaming right now because I'm getting my MBA and do you know how difficult it is to get anything done when you are feeding a gaming addiction? I'm on a strict diet until I graduate. But I'm all over Castle, Bones, the Cape, Community, House, Chuck, and more. I watch TV while I study or knit. I read graphic novels. I'm getting my MBA so I can work in social media planning. When my fiance and I live together, we plan to decorate our house in jewel tones, science, and nerdliness (you can see my Etsy wishlist for what I mean there).     Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo??? Would this change if it were an article of clothing vs. a bag/pillow/blanket/somethingelse Nothing furry! No velvets, no fleeces. Cheap cotton works really well. I have weid texture issues -- things that are too soft or furry make me want to vomit. Literally, they make me sick to my stomach. I said it was weird.   Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? No. I got decants because it's such a short round. Does that make me a bad witchee?   March 17   Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? If it is cool, sure! If you think I'd like it.   Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? I love pillows, but I have so many. If you made one, I would love it, but otherwise it's just another thing I have to move.   purses? bags? What style/colors? I have way, way too many already.   Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? Jewel tones -- particularly blues and greens. Purples.   Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? Um, up to you. I've never heard of them before. I'm totally set on deodorant, though.     What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? Art Deco and Art Nouveaux.   Would you like caffeinated lollipops?: http://www.lollyphil...cks-caffeinated No, thank you. I get plenty of caffeine through my coffee, tea, and chocolate addictions. I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? Not that I know of...     March 16   For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer?   Something lightly tinted, I think. Shimmer is great. I'm not a huge fan of lipgloss/lipstick/tinted balms, but just got in to making my own, so I am perfecting my recipe. If you have a recipe here, I'd love to try it since mine are still coming out harder than I'd like.   Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc.   Well. If you want to send me a vanilla bean, I certainly wouldn't say no. I actually already have most extracts, saffron, lavender, what-have-you that I want and a revolving supply of vanilla beans. We are foodies here. And make our own vanilla extract. And use it amazingly fast. I think my fiance does shots when I'm not looking.*   *Since he doesn't drink booze, this is unlikely.   What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you?   No. There isn't. I like cats. I like ravens. Oh, man, if you want to go on a mini-forum hunt, if you dig up the autumn art swap IGI thread, you can see the most gorgeous raven sketches from my art swap partner. She made me a journal and sketched in it and it was lovely.   If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? Cake Smash. Like half the world. Other than that, anything that particularly matched my favorite notes would be nice. I haven't looked up the ZYX123 style names for notes because I know I won't be there. No reason to torture myself with things I can't have.   DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? DVDs. I don't have a Blu-Ray player.   Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) Knee highs. I've been lusting after hthese in black and green (tragically sold out) and these in anything earth tone. If I ever actually make an order there, that's what I'd get.   Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care?   I don't really care. I mean, if you saw something that was just perfect and ran right up to the price cap, I'd want it over 10 meh things. If you saw 10 super cute little things, I'd want them over one nice but only okay big thing. So. Yeah. I hope that makes sense. Whatever works best, I guess, is what I'm saying.   Do you like pirate-related things? Yes. This is a pirate-y themed round, right? (No, okay, it's a treasure hunt round which I'm totally playing around with a bit with my witchee already, but still..)   March 15   Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? I love booze. Unless you are just down the street, however, that's not happening. PA is very anti-booze as a state. However, for the record, my favorites are bourbon, tequila, wine that isn't pinot noir or merlot, and black beer.   Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Yay! But in a tasteful way.   Do you like amurigami dolls? Not really. There are better things to knit or crochet.   Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? Pirates. The pirates ship out to sea and let the ninjas deal with the zombies. They find a beautiful island and stay there. When they finally get bored and decide to wander back, the ninjas have won out over the zombies, but there are very few left. Pirates swiftly take control.   Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. So at the end of the last round, I actually woke up one day, called the salon, and chopped all my hair off. It's shoulder length now. I have all these great clippies for really long, thick hair, but they don't really work with short hair. So... anything that helps with short hair would be really nice.   Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Ears. Nowhere else.   Chocolate. With stuff in it? Are you more a plain chocolate lover, a chocolate and normal items lover (normal items being nuts, fruit, caramel) or do you like weird stuff in your chocolate? (weird stuff being curry, chilis, balsamic vinegar, floraly things) Yes. In American chocolate, I generally like dark chocolate. In foreign chocolate I like both most places. In Czech chocolate, I like milk chocolate studentska bar with nuts and fruit. Because dark chocolate is super sweet and oddly flavorless.   I like chocolate alone. I like it with crazy things in. I like it with normal things in.     March 14   surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Visit my fiance during a BPAL trunk show (they are magically in the same place), then read a good book, watch some good tv, and eat an amazing meal.   Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Jezebel, Ars Technica, the Consumerist, Mashable, BPAL Gazette, a few web comics, Catalog Living (does that count as a web comic?)   Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? No. I fantasize about the super, super nice ones on Etsy like everyone else. I would like an ammo box for imps at some point. That would be good.   Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? I do. I can't this year because I'll be moving at least once. Possibly more.   favourite artists or specific paintings? Mucha. Art Nouveau. Van Gogh.   how about mix CDs? Yes!   Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) Yes!   Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate? Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? No, I have a Kindle (which is seriously enough of an explanation -- between Amazon and Project Gutenberg, they are all freely available).   candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Yes. Candles especially. My fiance is very fond of them.   Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? Cat Stevens: Portobello Road, Cowboy Mouth: Joe Strummer, Splashdown: Presumed Lost, Joni Mitchell: A Case of You, Postal Service: Recycled Air, Track 13 from that CD that Lizzy made me, Splashdown: A Charming Spell, Wendy Colonna: Coffee Today, the Beatles: Across the Universe, Warner Bros Orchestra: Ilsa Returns/As Time Goes By, Portishead: Roads, Garbage: Subhuman   Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? No, thank you.   So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? YES.   Baked Goods? Yea Nay? I would prefer recipes.   If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? I love recipes.   If you were to make an order RIGHT NOW (Not that any of you will make any bpal orders until SW is over, because you do NOT want to mess up any plans your witch might have!) What would you order (from lab, forum, DD, TradingPost, etc) Eat Me. Snake Oil. Mme Moriarty. But mostly Eat Me.   What level of nudity are you fine with on items? Ex: none, tasteful, erotica Be free! I will find it amusing regardless.   I know the ?airre asked about gently used books and if you like garage sales, but would you like other kinds of gently used items that may have come from a garage sale? Not shoes. Otherwise, be free witch!   Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounce sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? Anything regional to your area. With recipes!   Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? No. I mean, I do. Lots of them. But I think I'm being good and saying "no" until I use some of what I have since packing it all to move is a pain in the you know what.   Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Chex mix/trail mix.

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Part Three

10/14/10 Do you prefer scented or unscented lotions/moisturizers? Either way, and I would really enjoy some. My legs are so dry.   10/13/10 Today I got one of the Starbucks Halloween Bearista Bears - it's dressed like a werewolf! Is this something witchees might like? Yspls. That sounds so cute!!   Are you interested in Halloween costumes for your pet(s)? No. Cats will cut me.   10/12/10 Would you want your witch to reveal herself? How? YESPLS. However you want!   10/9/10 I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both? Bed.Bugs.   10/7/10 Did you forget anything fun/interesting or find something new and exciting? Not really.   10/5/10 Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? If you're an Aussie, I love Delicious magazine.   would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Not really.   Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? BEDBUG IMP. Seriously. You have no idea.   If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? Answered on the post.   If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? I'd love it!     10/4/10 Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation? Nope! Not super bulky and probably not lace, but other than that... I'm up for anything.   Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? Maybe? A pretty, not overly flowery one maybe.   Do any witchees need a Snuggie? No. No, no thank you. No.   10/01/10 So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? As food? Delightful. As anything else, not so much. I'm especially sour on it as a juice -- they make it so bitter! It's usually so sweet! I don't get it at all! Haunt Update? Nope     9/30/10 Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Nope how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? Well fixed, but if it was cute, well... Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you? I don't really have a top ten -- I like foody scents and some resinous scents and some incensey scents. So vanilla, red musk, copper colored feathers -- the note from Hellgates of Ireland that I haven't come across again -- I do love that one... My favorite oils are probably Madame Moriarty, Midnight Kiss, Gypsy, and some of the other vanillas. Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? I'm indifferent, but I'd love it if my witch got crafty, so..   Since getting around is difficult today, I started a new entry again!     9/29/10 Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? I actually use candles for this – my marketspice candle and a lavender candle What are you going to be for Halloween? OMG. I’m really excited about this – I’m going to be a lady version of Link from Zelda. I was going to be “mildly attractive Link” because I was going to make a long skirt and wear an overbust corset for the costume. However, I changed my plans to get some underbust practice in. So I’m upgrading from “mildly attractive” to “attractive”. Still not sexy – I’m going to be, you know, covered. But underbust is inherently closer to “halloween sexy” (ie, kinda slutty) than overbust so… attractive. My fiancé is gonna be Zelda (well, Sheik, because – as I told someone earlier, he has limits). I’ve already made the skirt and arm cuffs, I cut and laid out the pattern for the corset today, after I get done, all I have left is a goofy lookin’ hat. Well, and cardboard sword and shield, but those are different.   9/25/10 If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? Not specifically, but I wouldn’t say no.   9/24/10 Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Up to you. Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Not really, unless it’s super cool. Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness? Not me. Venomous Villains? Nope. Last Unicorn? Okay, yes, but once the notes go up. Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though) Belle is my favorite. Belle or Mulan. Not the kind of ladies to wait around for their prince to rescue them. Malificent is my fav villain. I mean, dude, she changes into a dragon.   9/23/10 Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? Nope, nope, nope. What's your favorite Halloween Music? Uh…   9/22/10 Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? Nope. Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? Nope. What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? My feet are different sizes – I have to do this on my own and in person. Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? Not really. Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Meh. What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Guns, Girls, Gold Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Nope If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? Warm, chocolate brown silk corset with a steampunk motif painted in a very slightly rosy gold. One day, I’ll actually make this. Would you (assumin' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? No, I really kind of like my colors to stay the same… If you have played before, what are some of the most memorable things you've gotten? What really made you go WOW? If you haven't played, same thing, but not limited to SW.

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Switch Witch Help F2010, too many faces in the other entry

9/21/10 Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? NO. THE MEMORIES. THE HORROR. When I was in sixth grade we went to a garlic festival at an otherwise lovely dining establishment. Everything was over-garlicky, but my sister and I are all, "Well, at least there is dessert and that will be nom and not garlic." Vanilla ice cream with garlic honey sauce. First of all, it's the most disgusting thing I've ever eaten. Second of all, I'm kind of scarred for life when it comes to "garlic" and "unusual".   Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? Generally, they are hilarious. I loved Zombieland after the first 15 minutes of too violent/gross for me. I'm such a girl that way. However the things like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I ADORE them in concept. In execution, the author is so pitifully below Jane Austen's writing style and level that I can't actually stand to read them.   9/20/10 If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I know you aren't asking me this, so I just take the chance to say <3 you!   How many bottles of BPAL do you have? Really? Really? Crap. 61. Many of which were acquired as (low level) partials and one of which makes me so sad, I actually don't like looking at it anymore (ask me about the FULL bottle of Snow Glass Apples that I spilled everywhere five seconds after getting it)   About 20 of them probably need to be sold or swapped off at this point. I just am so lazy in that respect. (Getting the page up, that is, I'm actually good about mailing stuff once someone wants it.)   Oh, and two of them are marked for other people (a birthday gift and a nacho witch that I am getting final components for this weekend).   Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? Anyone else into Emily Autumn? I belly dance. And I would love items related -- from music to costume-y bits to whatever else.   What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share.   do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? I do, but would really rather not get them. I hoard them because I don't want to eat them all at once and then they never get eaten.   What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? I love it, but my fiance makes it like it is going out of style. Pumpkin butter, on the other hand...   9/19/10 Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I do! I like urban fantasy. I think I've waxed on about it already though, so I won't do so again.   Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I think you've got me covered there   I wondered if my witch or any witch would enjoy things like nice pens to draw with or anything similar? I like nice pens. Not for drawing, but for writing.   For those who are yarnies, would you like other-than-yarn witchery? Hooks, needles? Preference of material? Do you use/would you like handmade stitch markers, etc.? Pretty needles, wool to spin, cute stitch markets, all these things would be lovely   Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? I don't make altered books, but good lord, if you do that would be awesome. Having said that, I'm not sure what it actually is. I'm just quite certain it would be awesome.   Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? I have no way to burn it, but would love some incense and/or a burner.   Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you?   9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? YES! Hair combs with the long bits especially. I used to have an Oberon Designs haircomb that I LOVED, but it is lost to the sands of time now. I also like hair sticks, barrettes, I have really long hair -- I'll take about anything aimed at taming it.   Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? No kids. No problems.   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? Okay, seriously, a hooded shawl. But if not that, then gloves are divine. Especially if you leave the fingers off. I have a smart phone, so I like to muck about with it even in winter.   How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Have fun with me!   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...) I like them all. What I don't like is being overly warm. While I might enjoy various climates, I want to be comfortable in them. I'm overly warm to begin with, so this is kind of an issue.   What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I'm pretty much a "you want it, you try it" gal.   Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? You should know this by now   Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? No (well, yes, but I believe I have a pickup in the works for it).   Anyone need address/phone type books? No

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Switch Witch Help F2010!

OMFG: UPDATE. I saved enough GCs and change and I got that camera I was babbling on and on and on about! I'm so, so, so excited!   What web comics do you enjoy? Something Positive, Punch an Pie, Queen of Wands (I miss it!), Girls with Slingshots, XKCD, and I feel like there are a few more I check when I remember to, but can't think of now.   My witch, I think you can tell that I answer these bottom up, because I got a bit more interesting as I went this time.   9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Nope   Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? Does it work? If it works, I don't mind. If it doesn't work, um, my witch has a strange sense of humor. I really don't want the theme to be "hilariously sending you lots of broken things to see what happens". Just sayin'   Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? Nope.   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?) Sure, if my witch wants to make one. I wouldn't want one enough that it is worth tracking someone else down to make one, but would totally appreciate one from my witch. I think a custom altered item like that is special between maker and receiver. Not the same if it's not my witch.   Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Never tried them, but probably not.   Anne Taintor, anyone? Who?   9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? Wide and long, please!   Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? A rectangular shawl... with a hood!   How do you feel about recipes? I WANT TO HAVE THEIR BABIES. I also am particularly fond of Cook's Illustrated.   What kind of a cook/baker are you? The stressed kind. I stress-bake. But also! I just like cooking. I'm a cooker though, I read bunches of recipes then intuit the best plan of attack.   Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? Food Network will be asking my fiance and I to host. He will be temperamental and perfectionist. I will be sweet, but want to take shortcuts. OUR FOOD WILL CHANGE THE WORLD. (I'm in a weird, allergy attacked mood. Maybe I can blame the caps on drugs.)   If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? YES.   If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? YES.   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? Lovely! But send the recipe too, please.   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? Black or green. Not white. Not red. Not herbal.     9/15/10 How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? So... here's the thing. I love knick-knacks. I really, really do. But I'm moving in a year. And I hate moving. I'm a ruthless thrower-outer because I just... hate packing things. So while I like cute things, and totally collect lots of them, if you see something perfect send away...   Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? I second the Hunger Games, actually. Or fifth it or whatever. Otherwise, the Kindle has been the WORST enabler EVER in this area. Do not get one unless you want to accidentally spend all your money ever on books. "Oh, I wonder if this has a sequel? Oh, I'll just get them all... I mean, I'm going to do it eventually anyway..." Gah!   Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? No, sorry.   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? CRAFT. CRAFT. CRAFT. CRAFT. CRAFT. CRAFT. Or you could buy it, but my lists are really mostly a guideline of things I like, I fully welcome your crafting skills.   OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? Knee please!   How do people feel about word magnets. I have waaaaay too many.   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? Holy crapoli, SO MANY. To make it easier, I'll just take all of Inara's clothing.   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. That's cool to things that aren't perfume, but I really do my best to limit my perfume addiction to BPAL. Though certain enablers make that harder and harder.   What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I might test some things next weekend then figure it out. Nothing look a-maz-ing to me. It made me sad.   Chocolate or other types of candy? Chocolate forever!   For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Loose leaf   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? Oh god, a shawl with a hood? I'd love you forever. I tried one on this summer and only the price tag ($300) kept me from keeping it forever.   Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike?   Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? My kitchen is really fully stocked.   Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? Herbs usually. Thyme, we use a lot of thyme and rosemary. I like ivy around the house, lavender in the garden, and daisies. I love daisies. Oh and this one time, Daniel got me some purple, almost black calla lily type things. So beautiful.   More 9-13: Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? I love contact. Contact me as much as you like. Wanna be a ninja? That's cool too.   Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? No, but the stuff on my WL is all the GC stuff I haven't tried that doesn't have a note of doom. Even if it didn't really sound super yums.   Do you like maple sugar candy? Not really.   What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? No. Just no.   If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? I am, but I have them. My mommy made them.   Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Salt, pepper & cinnamon most likely.   Microsoft or Apple? Yes, both.   Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? My fiance and I went to Madison, WI because we didn't know anyone there. I liked driving in the car with him. And being alone with him -- we both live with housemates and I'm at school while he works, so we're 800 miles apart most of the time.   Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Yes! I send them at times. For a while all my card swap cards were handmade postcards, but then I quit thinking I was finally moving up in the world to some nice, nice postcards only to find out that people actually liked the homemade ones.   Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Coriander. But I like cilantro. Weird, yeah? Also not hot on... I can't think. I'll try to come back to this later. Fake fruit flavors. Don't like those.   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? I love trees. I still want physical magazines. I like flipping through them, tossing 'em in a thing and going, and also I like cutting things out of them (see: homemade postcards)   9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? This is actually really horrible -- I got imps of everything I was into and none of it worked for me. I had such, such high hopes for Lamb's Wool and nothin'.   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? Pens! I love pens! I like classic stuff. I also like nice paper. Pens and paper.   Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Uh, yeah. Of course.   If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Love 'em.   Would you like something you have to make yourself? Wouldn't hate it, that's for sure. I like kits. With instructions.   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? You should totally make it! It means more that way. I mean, buying is awesome, but making adds that little something extra.   Who is your favorite soap etailer? Savor, but I'm interested in Tarty's soaps.   What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? I collect tea cups with saucers. I'm sure I've mentioned it. I'm sure I have. Tea cups. But other vintage decoration items would be intriguing as well.   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? Build up. Or a bang. You know, I'd be super pleased with either.   What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I pretty much don't. I mean, sometimes, for special occasions.   Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Really? This again?   9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? No.... let me know if you really need me to do this music stuff, but...   Any countries you're interested in? I do love the Czech Republic.   Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Nothing for the actual bath since I couldn't enjoy them and would be sad, but linen sprays? Bath oils for moisturizing? Things of that nature? Very yes.   If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? I'd love it and treasure it!   Are you a foodie? This was my question! Also, hell yes.   Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Sports? I try to pretend they don't exist.   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? No, not really, no.   Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? Yes!   9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? Um, maybe. Chocolate and dark and dark chocolate. I also like minty chocolate or fruity chocolate.   are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? Not really.   Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? YAY YAY YAY True Blood, yay! Moonlight, yay! Buffy, yay! Sunshine by Robin McKinley, yay! Twilight, Early Anita Blake, yay! Anita-Blake-With-Entire-Chapters-Devoted-To-An-Orgasm Cassie Palmer, yay! Midnight's Daughter, yay! Mercy Thompson, yay! Women of the Underworld, yay! Kitty the Werewolf, yay! Go, go Urban Fantasy!   If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? Yes. I have a Wii and access to an xBox and I have my PC. I play TF2 on the xBox AND on my PC (I just got the TF2 mug from ThinkGeek!), I like L4D, but have not played L4D2 yet.   How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? I love gardening, but with the amount of moving I do, seeds are just not something that would work out. But the rest of that sounds lovely.   How do you feel about marzipan? I don't like nuts unless they are adding texture to a baked good. I really don't like almonds at all. These are lifelong issues of mine. But marzipan is connected to one of the funniest things my mom has ever done to me: My mom got me an almond flavored cake with marzipan instead of frosting for graduation. It wasn't easy to find -- she went to a LOT of trouble for it. So I rallied and ate a piece. It wasn't, you know, the worst day of my life but later (much later, polite distance later) when I was like, "Um, you know I've always hated nuts, right?" she said, "I know -- that's why I got you almonds! Almonds aren't nuts!"   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? Snow White (I had an imp, thought I didn't like it, frimped it, and then later started craving it -- worst frimping ever), Snake Charmer (some lovely lady frimped me this and I can't decide if I love her or hate her for it since I joined too late to be in on the res), some aged smut -- I have some from the 2010 round, but it just isn't the same as my aged imp.   Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Studentska fruit and nut bars in milk chocolate from the Czech Republic. If you actually managed to find this, I'd probably want to marry you. I look for them EVERYWHERE, and they are SO. Good.   Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? Oh god, so much. I'm going to WCWC this month and I was hoping to smell things there and make decisions based on that. When I'm there, I'll be smelling SAGARDOA soap, JACK soap, and the Samhain, Autumn Grove, and New Orleans room sprays. Then I'll make some tough decisions. (Also SOBO, but that is not exactly the 'Ween update.)   If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) YES. I would take beads or fabric or roving or yarn. I just like making things with my hands, so I sew and knit and spin and bead.   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?   9/10/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? No, thank you.   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? Cool colors and earth tones and jewel tones are best. I would love a knitted thing.   Gift Certificate: physical or email? Email. If possible. I lose things.   Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? None -- I'm not really into scented candles. I'm pretty picky and a lot of scents give me headaches. The ones I have, I love (and if you happen to be in the Seattle area, the MarketSpice candles are to DIE for), but in general I'm iffy aobut scented candles. Love unscented ones, though.   would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? No, thank you.   And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? http://www.etsy.com/...=cat1_gallery_8 Those look effing amazing. So. Cute.   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? Um, I'm dying to try out Sock Dreams. I also regularly go to Starbucks, not a big fan of B&N plus I have the Kindle not the Nook, so...   Other than that: Amazon.   Rambling: one of the most exciting things in my life right now is that I found a really old camera (http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Uniflex_II) at my local junk shop for $15. I took it home and cleaned it. Everything still works on it, even the -- they came with a cord that you pressed a button like a pen top and it took the photo, it's a kind of trigger and even that still works. I'm so excited to start experimenting with it. I love medium format stuff, it just looks so cool.   Cake or Frosting? CAKE! I've been known to make frostingless cupcakes. Or "frost" everything with whipped cream and then pretend I don't understand "what's wrong" with them.   9/9/10 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Honey, I shrunk the kids I think is the one that I had to leave the theater during due to terror. My dad took me on an awesome exploration (walk around the area) while my sister stayed and watched the movie. Let's see, I would have been... 3, but almost 4 at the time which makes that one of my earliest memories.   Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one: My google-reader, Hulu, Netflix (instant Q, baby!), Fluther.com, Woot, StumbleUpon, Instructables, Ravelry sometimes, Blackboard (for school)   Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? I love the muppets and their many muppety friends! I kind of always like Gonzo as a kid -- I felt bad for him. And Hoggle. Random trivia: one of the original Hoggle puppets was actually found in some airline's lost luggage/found items depot.   If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? Dragon. All the way.   Comfort Rereads?: Sunshine by Robin McKinley, a whole bunch of urban fantasy, southern vampires, patricia briggs, early laurell k hamilton (can't deal with the level of smuttiness now, it's just... too much), stardust, the princess bride   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? I will go out of town several times, but my housemates are very good about taking in packages and mail. Frankly, I'm in my second year of an MBA program so I could end up leaving town a lot to travel to job fairs or interviews but those would only result in a one or two day delay in reporting on packages -- no worries in terms of someone being here, though. Someone always is.   Oh! And: brag, brag, brag, one of my conferences is in LA during Will Call!! I'm super, super excited. So... I'll be heading to WCWC THIS MONTH!   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'm in an MBA program. I love, love, love social media marketing.   What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. I just couldn't say for either of these. I really just don't know.   What's YOUR favorite word? Petrichor.   Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? Yay! The fashion. The extreme romanticizing of a timeperiod I'm interested in anyway (I mean, really, if I could go back in time, I'd want to go back and skip over to a dimension with a lot more steampunk, thanks.)   9/8/10 Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Nope.   Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? I have lovely boxes. I could use some imp containment -- right now they are kind of collected in boxes, but I'd love an ammo case or whatever those are.   If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? Daine, I think, from the Tortall books.   If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? The Victorian era. For the fashion. No deal if I can't be ridiculously well off, though. I don't want to go back and be a servant type in any part of history.   Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? I dunno. Reese's pieces, I guess. I mean, really? Caramel covered apples.   What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? I think I said earlier I was a bit against these, but if someone is making caramels...   Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? No, thank you   9/7/10 Socks? Anyone? HELL. YES. I like 'em up to my knees.   What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? Tea, but I have tons of it. A boozy drink. Good television -- Pushing Daisies or right now it would totally be Haven just because of the ending of the last episode I saw. (So, cheesy or downright bad TV.) Crafting. Calling my fiance on the phone.   Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books: Hocus Pocus. I'm not into really scary things -- oh, though Cry_Wolf was an excellent movie and about my level of "scary" -- I like more cutesy Halloweenie things. Oh! Some "less extreme" horror values can really freak me out/bother me. Definitely better to stick to cute.   What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? orange-vanilla buttercream with just a touch of red musk (a touch!).   COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Yes! I like Sandman and Fables. I'm interested in Irredeemable. I'm not that far in Fables because I'm missing one of the earlier books! My mum skipped it on accident and I've been lazy about fixing that.   9/6/10 When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? Oh, I mostly put things on my etsy list or Amazon list as a "this is the kind of stuff I like" guide. So similar items would be lovely!   Do you wear make up? Not really, no. Sometimes for special occasions.   Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Yes. Oh, yes. Beauty and the Beast -- the original release, not the stupid new one with the stupid new song in the middle of my movie! Aladdin, the Incredibles   Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? I have a DVD player (this did not stop my sister from giving me the Jim Henson "trilogy" in BluRay -- she's adorable, and one day I'll have a Blu Ray and love her for it )   Would you like custom icons as a gift? Sure!   9/5/10 For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: We don't really decorate. Maybe we will this year, but it would be a house decision and those can get messy and strange.   Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock? Oh, absolutely!   how do you feel about mortars and pestles? I like them, but do not use them often.   Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package?   9/5/10 What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? ice cream? I'm not sure. Maybe carrots and hummus. Or cheese and crackers. I do really like cheese and crackers.   Ebooks: I adore my Kindle   Nail Polish: I do enjoy some lovely bright, dark blue or dark greens.   Soft/plushy things: Yes! I would enjoy them. But not furry things with short fur like velvet. That would make me sick feeling.   9/4/10 Are you into Austen's books? Oh, yes. I have them all on my Kindle.   Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? No.   So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? Ravenclaw.   What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure? Leverage. Haven. Eureka. Warehouse 13. Bones. Dexter. Castle. Better off Ted. Chuck. Community. Pushing Daisies (I know, I know, it's off air, but... it made me so intensely, insanely happy), Fringe, House, Glee, In Plain Sight   If you cosplay or need a costume for your bellydance/burlesque hobby (or any other hobby which needs dressup/different from your normal wear), is there anything you need/want for it? I bellydance, and I love, gosh, anything Victorian/steampunk. And I would totally be into getting something along either of those lines.   Celebrity crush?: I've never really been into the whole celebrity crush thing a lot.   Knitted things?: Love 'em!   What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? Okay!   DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted? Widescreen -- only because that way my fiance will watch them too.   Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? MP3s. Do you like scented tarts? No -- no tart warmer.   Lip balms? I do like them. I also have many.   Do you have any body mods? If so, do you need any new jewelry, o-rings, plugs, etc (and if so, what size, length, etc)? Do you like pro-body mod stickers? Earrings. I have pierced ears and I love earrings. But I don't have any of the more extreme body things.   Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some? I do drink it! I rather enjoy it. I'm not sure what the rules are about mailing it, but I would really enjoy it.   What is your favorite artist or art style? Mucha. Art Nouveau     9/03/10 Hallowe'en plans? I'm thinkin' my student group halloween party, which will be way more awesome than this is making it sound.   Mix CDs? Yes! Yes, please!   Girlyness level? It varies wildly. Wildly, I say! No pink, please, unless it's that dusty rose pink mixed with black or dark brown and perhaps ivory. But more or less no pink. Otherwise, it just... varies.   9/02/10 Baked goods: No thank you.   Gifts for other household members: No, thank you.   Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? One or two big things, it would make me feel a special kind of spoiled that testers just don't match.   social networking usernames, ie twitter, facebook, livejournal, ravelry, anything else: EmpressPixie on Twitter   would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch? No thank you -- I have no car, so getting around my area is difficult.   How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? Size 10. Whatever that equates to in terms of that particular whatever.

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