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