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Baked Goods?

Breads or cookies sound excellent either way. Just not raisins, please!


Family Prezzies?

Hubby or kitties wouldn't mind, but please don't feel obliged.

Bottles/lots of little samples?

I'm somewhat new to BPAL, so samples would be excellent. Bottles of my favorite scents (Nero, Chimera, Dorian, and Tintagel more than welcome).

Social Networking

I only use Facebook on a regular basis.


Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates?

That would be amazing, too.



Favorite Office supplies: Fun paper clips and post it notes.

Favorite Candy: Good n Plenty, yum!


Will you be participating NaNoWriMo? If so, is there anything you’d like to have for that? ???


Left or right handed? Right, completely.


Any period of time that you love? Ancient and Classical Greece.


What is your favorite crafting supply? Fimo if I had to pick 1.

Favorite Places to shop for Witchee? This will be my first time, but I have a few ideas where I’d like to shop. I shall keep that secret just in case my witchee happens to stumble upon my page.


Tattoos? 4, but will be 5 within the year. See later on in the condiment aisle.


Who here prefers stylus and ink to ballpoint? I don’t have any stylus ink pens, but I would love one.


What about stationery? Need some? What styles do you like? I don’t really need stationary per say unless it has Damask print on it.


What is one item that you've wanted forever, could have afforded, but have never gotten and why (haven't you gotten it)! On the ridiculous side (I can afford it, but I’m trying to be reasonable) Fluevog Melrose boots. Other than that, the octopus Sock It To Me socks.


Do you like horror flicks? Love <3


If you have a garden/planter box, what do you grow? I did, but out house sitters killed the plants from neglect while we were in Japan 


What incense scents do you prefer? Resin types, jasmine, woodsy and green scents.


Bugs? *jumps on chair and makes unintelligible noises*


Are there any of y'all who are allergic/sensitive to having natural fibers on your skin? Nope.

Reserved or Raunchy? I’m outwardly reserved, but I’m raunchy for anyone who knows me well enough.


Earth, Wind, Fire or Water? Wind (Aquarius)


Tea or Coffee in the morning? Both, but I like dark, smoky teas and Jasmine Pearls beast.


Fruity snacks or chocolate? Chocolate-covered strawberries?


Would you accept art? We are running out of wall space, but I would more than welcome it!


Antiques or Brand New? New.


Crossword puzzles? Other pencil puzzles? How about an analogy or a brain teaser.



Favorite poet? T.S. Elliot hands down.


What's your favorite book? “Anthem” by Ayn Rand or “Still Life with Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins.

Do you read comics? Which ones do you love and which can't you stand? I collected them when I was younger. Now I read CTRL+ALT+DLT and Girl Genius online.


Symbols that are meaningful to me? None are coming to mind.


By nature are you a morning lark or a night owl? Morning. I get up at 4am to start prepping for my 7:30am first class.

What's your favorite type of music to hear live, rather than recorded? It really depends on the artist for me. I enjoy hearing Classical live.

What is your favorite autumnal-seasonal drink? Spiced Cider.


Are you a soap addict? Getaguru through and through. I like non-glycerin soaps, ones made with olive oil and/or goats milk are best.

Do you knit/crochet? Do you need any supplies? I’ve never done either before.


how many of mah fellow witchies play video games? platform? do you like used games? World of Warcraft, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering online <*nerdcore*

What kind of music (genres, please) do you like? Jrock, goth, electroclash, industrial, ebm, synthpop, classical, modern folk (think Decemberists), grunge.

Have any of you ever received a book from a Witchy and loved it so much you ended up buying a copy for a later Witchee? Not yet.


Do you like lip balm? If so, do you like tinted, glossy, sparkly, pearly or just plain lip balm? The more glittery the better.


English candy/tea/marmite or other stuff that you love and can't easily get outside of England? Teas from all over the world are welcome in my tummy.


Fanfic as a gift* - yay or nay? Your fandom? Slash preferences? Nah, not my preference right now.


Any beaders here? Need beading supplies? I don’t do beading either


Do you like making up your SW packages around a theme, or prefer to mix it all up? Since this is my first, I’m not sure. I think I would prefer to make a theme if enough items fell in a certain category.

Would you rather get food or jewelery? Either


Do you like children's toys, such as jacks, those little things you tilt around to get the ball in the right hold (wtf are those called?), the aforementioned caplet dinosaurs, cap guns, etc? My Little Ponies (G1) might be fun. I’d be interesting in baits to. I think I’d like to try custom pony making in the future.

How do people feel about receiving baked goods/kits to make said goods? Or other cooking items? Would you enjoy oil or vinegar flavored with herbs grown at home? Strange and exotic spices with recipes to try? Cookies made with carnation petals? That would be pretty awesome.

What are your pet's names, and what are they named for? Luna (the moon) and Miyu-Miyu (Vampire Princess Miyu plus cat sound).


If you drink coffee (and make it yourself) do you use a French Press, regular filter basket coffee maker, Espresso Machine, Percolator? Espresso Machine.


What movie soundtracks (or scores) do you love? Scott Pilgram v. The World as a pretty stellar soundtrack.

How do you scent yourself? Do you layer soaps, moisturisers, etc. or do you go straight to slathering your bod with BPAL? I go straight for the oils.

Do you/how do you scent your world? Candles, incense, diffusers, potpourri? None of the above? Incense when I clear off the table, otherwise it’s as is.


BPAL is such a scent-ual experience. What are your other tactile, aural, or olfactory pleasures? Steamed artichoke hearts, cut grass, sautéed onions, various silks, che-che plastic (<my name for the sound when you bite down on cheap plastic, like the kind Hello Kitty wallets are made out of).


Wishlist buying: I’m open to anything. I’m fairly new, so I don’t have a BPAL wishlist atm, but I do love me some pine and woodsy scents.

Cellphone charm: I’m overloaded.

mp3 player holder: No thank you.

Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind/style? I wear a sports watch.

How do you feel about having a donation made in your name to something? If you like that idea, what types of organizations/groups would you want the donation to go to? That might be cool. SPCA would be awesome.

For tea drinkers, do you bag it or prefer loose? Loose.

Does the weather change where you are, as in, does it get cold in the winter? Anyone need homegrown scarves, hats, mittens, etc? Yep. From shorts and a tank weather to below freezing in the winters.

If you could bring back any TV show from cancellation what would it be? Liquid Television, Flash Forward.


Blankies: Fleece – both kitties and I love them.


Guilty pleasure food: Caramel


What one (or two, if you really must) BPAL bottles are you most longing for? Nero and Chimera

BPALs I'm dying to get my grubby little hands on: I’m not sure.

What's your favorite animal? Cat.

If you have pets, is there a SPECIFIC toy they like to play with; brand and size? Is there a treat/cookie they eat? What brand and size? The mice that make the electronic squeaking noise (small). I think they like the crunchy, crab-flavored treats.


What think you about receiving tea accessories and/or miscellany (like mugs, cups, saucers, strainers/filters, honey, natural sweeteners [like stevia])? I’m full up in those categories.


What's your ringtone? Ron D’s “Clubbed to Death”; for hubby, “Start Wearing Purple” by Gogol Bordello; for ralenth “Ballroom on Mars” by the Cruxshadows; for my friend Brad “Wreath of Barbs”; for my mom, “Ziggy Stardust” by Bowie.


How do you feel about copies of music or dvd's that your witch might have that you might enjoy? That would be fun.

Do you expect/rely on other people to plans birthday outings and activities? Damn straight. It only comes once a year. Likewise, I like to plan birthdays.


Can melty things be shipped to you, or will they be in puddles by the time you open the package? I'm thinking chocolates and soft candies as well as things like Lush products. I think the highs have been in the 60s lately, so melty is fine.

How do you feel about trinkets? You know - tiny toys or doodads that serve no purpose than to be cute, take up space and make us smile. Love them or waste of money? No thank you. I’m not sure where they’d go.

Who likes pirates? Arrrgh!


Do you like notes in your soaps or bath stuff that you don't like in your perfumes? If so which? Not really, honestly. Perhaps I can stand my soaps to be a little more foody, but foody scents make me hungry.


Do you like floral soaps or bath stuff? No thanks.

Do you play a musical instrument? Yes. I play the piano and flute.


Graveyard art? What is this graveyard art of which you speak?

Does anyone here do anything with grave rubbings? Nope.


Other perfume companies you're curious about? Fresh

Netflix/Blockbuster queue? Netflix, but I don’t watch much during the school year.

Has anyone tried ice wine before? Do/did they enjoy it? It’s very sweet, but it’s nice.

Favorite GC category: I’m still open to exploration, so not sure.


Ragdoll bunnies? Can’t stand rabbits, so no.



What is one thing that, if you received it in the middle of all the hubbub, would make you smile and take your mind off of all you have to do for a bit? A cute text from my husband, my cat asking for petting as soon as I get home, or past students stopping buy just to shoot the breeze.


What craft (or crafts) have you been wanting to try but have no idea where to start? Custom MLP making might be fun. I’d love to get back to sculpture, but there is not enough room in the house. I wouldn’t mind actually learning how to sew properly.


Guilty TV pleasures: Projeect Runway, ANTM, Jersey Shore, Dating in the Dark


Cosplay: Yes, both anime and gothic Lolita, although lately I’ve been going to conventions in full kimono garb.


DVDs: Widescreen and/or Blue Ray. I have a few on my Amazon wishlist, but I’m open to more along the old 80s/early 90s fantasy genre.


Music formats: MP3 or CD are fine.


Tarts: I have some, but I don’t burn them often enough.


Lip balms: I’m good here.


Body mods: 6 total: 4 tattoos, 2 piercings. I shall be getting my 5th tattoo when I save up enough, as it will be a fairly large Cthulhu back piece.


Booze: Absinth and good wine, but I’m not sure about the current state laws re: incoming liquor. I am generally a sipper and I drink perhaps once or twice a month, tops.


Favorite artists/styles: I enjoy Art Deco, and Classical Baroque. I have a particular affinity for Manet’s work. They way he paints his eyes is stunning.


Favorite snacks: I’d say sweets, but I am trying to change my habits. I do enjoy wasabi peas though.


Nail polish: OPI and Zora…generally I like wild colors.


Hobbies/crafts: Painting, sketching anime, crafting head dresses. Hobbies right now include Warcraft (that’s a hobby, right?) and kitsuke, or donning the kimono.

Cute vs. Creepy for Halloween: Creepy, please :D

Home-made ceramic Halloween decorations: I have no skill with pottery or ceramic whatsoever, so that would knock my socks off.


Mortars and pestles: With grinding ridges. My brother broke my last one and hasn’t replaced it yet.


Phobias: I’m not sure my phobias can be sent through the mail.


If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be?

Tough question. I’m honestly not sure. :shrug:

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 teaching high school, but I love me some classics (Greek and Roman). I am currently trying to study Japanese, but it is slow going with grading and lesson planning.


What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – the monkey brain and heart scenes specifically.


Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one.

Dragon Cave, Lush Forums (also mymymai ), Project Runway site, Project Rungay, Fark, The Consumersit, The Barganist


If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be?

While I’d like to say unicorn, I’d imagine that it would utterly thrash the house. I think I’d like to have a Serval!


Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite?

Yes, and I was always fond of Rolf.


Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch?

Nope, I will be staying put.


Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart?

I have mine already.


What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus.

I got the raven, which is telling. I was told my a Mayan healer that I would have been a healer in their community based on what energy he could feel from me. He said my spirit animal is the raven (as is the spirit animal for all healers in their community).


Socks: Sock Dreams, oh how I adore you. I love me some knee-high socks, as well as tosey socks.



How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers?

Not so much.

How do you feel about marzipan?

Get that vile stuff away from me!

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?

Nero, Snake Oil, Chimera


Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding?

Matcha treats, Umi tea


Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself?



Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up?

1. Mindless Self Indulgence – “Planet of the Apes”

2. The Cure – “A Forest”

3. Wade Hubbard – “I’ve Seen The Signs”

4. Dir en grey – “The Final”

5. The Faint – “Phone Call”


COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try?

Yes, mostly Manga. I only have a few, so I’m open.


Warm drinks?

Tea and Chai


Do you wear make up?

Mostly MAC Cosmetics and Urban Decay


Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them?

Yes, I really like anything new from the Miyazaki/Disney collaboration, but I’d be up for The Little Mermaid or Aladdin too.

Would you like custom icons as a gift?


Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents?

Yes, please! (Just no heavy floral scents)

If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it?

It’s the thought that counts :D


Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Some kind of evil cat.


No, nothing touristy. Now if we were talking zuni carvings from Santa Fe or something very city-specific, then I might be interested.

Venomous Villains? I'm into dark reds from this collection and perhaps the pigments except for melon.

Last Unicorn? I have the movie and I watch it every other year. I'd be interested in the BPAL scents, shirts with Amalthea or the Red Bull on it, or anything related to those two characters.

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? That peacock looking stone would be pretty neat.

What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I'd be interested in bright yellow flats in size 8 and royal blue ruffle booties/mary jane shoes (thicker heel). Gently used would be fine too. I adore shoes

Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Yes, please!

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.: Expose me to anything you like. I'd be interested in any samples except for lotion.

Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that? Maybe some obscure electroclash/early goth/steampunk mp3s would be cool.

What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? Black and green teas, super dark chocolate.

Ebooks : I love holding a physical book in my hand, so that would be a pass for me.

So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? As much as I'd like to say Slytherin, I'd probably be in Ravenclaw.

Living Dead: I currently have a zombie shooting dice game, we have WWZ, and I know I'd fail if there were ever a zombie attack.

Vampires: If we are talking old Anne Rice or Bella Lugosi, I'm all for it.

Garlic: I grew up near Gilroy, CA, so super odd garlicy items are nummy to my tummy.


Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Getaguru if you do want to get me soap, please. I adore pure olive/oil and goat's milk soap. Please no glycerin and I'm not super fond of palm oil.


Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? I have a bunch in my MLP lunchbox. I'd be up for frankincense resin, though.


Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Not really free, but I collect evil cat plush animals and peyote cats (Oaxacan peyote carvings).


If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I don't know. I'm still new at the world of lovely oils, so if you want to surprise me, I'd be cool with it.


How many bottles of BPAL do you have? 1: Shirafuji Genta with a Kappn. I have 2 empty sniffy bottles ralenth sent to corrupt me, and I really liked Lilith Victoria.


Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba etc? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles etc? Oh, I'd love to learn Belly Dancing!


Hair ornaments: I generally like more gothy hair adornments. Black sequin bow barrettes or pvc clips are among the items I enjoy.

Violette Market: I've never looks at them before, so I have no clue.

Addressy books: No thank you.

Pirate stuff: Sure

Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it??

Red Dwarf on dvd would be pretty spiff. My Amazon wishlist has my recent dvd wants.


Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after?

I haven't checked it out yet.


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?)

OMG, a cthulhu or Legend demon MLP would rock my Hello Kitty socks.


Anyone else feel this way? Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses?

Pumpkin spice kisses sound interesting. Candy corn is always a safe bet, btu hubby might eat them all before I get to them.


do you like jewelry that looks back?



do you like Anne Taintor

Eh, not so much.


How do you feel about recipes?

I'm pretty specific - they need to be cultrual/ethnic recipes. I would be *very* interested in Persian, Greek, Thai, or Ethiopian recipes.


What kind of a cook/baker are you?

I make the best cheesecake around (or so I've heard from people who swear off lactose but go back for seconds and thirds of my cakes regardless). As far as entrees, I need recipes, and I get super finicky when dealing with raw chicken. I wouldn't make the most well-rounded chef.


Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program?

We eat out a lot during the school year, but I do take pleasure in cooking something awesome.


If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it?



If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes?



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?

That sounds like a lot of fun!


OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns?: I like knee high to tabi socks. As far as patterns, I'm open to anything. I generally go for knee high sock-it-to me or k.bella socks in opaque colors and prints. I need to cover up those ankle tattoos while teaching.

Magnets: Unless you can find Rocky Horror Picture Show magnets, I'll pass for now.

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