I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both? Not me.
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? foodie magazines in English, yes. Anything else, no thanks.
would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Once a Year, and Glogg.
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? mail is not the problem. ordering things from outside the EU is.
Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? that sounds very nice.
Do any witchees need a Snuggie? not me.
So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? I love them.
Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? the peachberry custard products are the sort of thing I like.
how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? I think I have all I need just now, more or less.
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?
1 Lavender. Lavender cosmetics don't count.
2 Neroli, orange blossom, lemon blossom.
3 Peach and apricot.
4 Apple is tricky (all fruits are). It depends a lot on the rest of the notes in a blend.
5 Rose is tricky too. Rose-dominated perfumes are normally bad.
7 Arabian / Egyptian musk.
I'm awful picking favourites, anyway.
For BPAL, I'm mostly drawn to fruity blends. Lots of my favourites are a combination of one flower + one fruit + light musk (say, Aglaea).
Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? not really, no.
Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivalent of a security blankie? White Light or The gladdener of all hearts.
Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD not that I know of.
If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? Hmm.
My hometown: orange blossom, orange, jasmine, and a hint of incense.
Where I'm living now: cakes (olive oil + cinnamon + almond), greenery, and clean cold air.
Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? not anymore.
Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? a penguin!
Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Only of it has some use, not just being decorative.
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? not right now.
Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? No.
Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Ermmm... the corsets, particularly the now unavailable anne de melun.
Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags?
I wouldn't like someone else to choose my shoes. As for handbags, I like them biggish, squarish, and with a long strap.
What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? chaiyya chaiyya.
Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Nep.
If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? whatever she likes!
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.
I'll mention one thing from each round: From Katrina, the variety of very different items.
From Xylis, how she got other people to send me rares. I'm talking first edition Thirteen here!!! And Emathides!!!
From Galahad, the beautiful covers on the homemade music compilations he sent me.
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.? Garlic is yum, but garlic and sweets? Yuck.
Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? entirely uninterested.
How many bottles of BPAL do you have? About 30. Wait. Did I just said that? wow.
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? A water bottle would be amazing. Bellydance DVS on my wishlist, too, as I've just been orphaned of weekly dance classes.
Anyone else into Emily Autumn? nep.
do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? I've tried some plain ones. They're OK.
What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Sure.
Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I love to try new brands, anything that's on etsy, etc. I like anything that smells floral or clean.
Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? No children; in the other sense, I hate porn.
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? All of that sounds nice. but re: hats, I have a big head and bigger hair...
How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Curious.
Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I know that brand very little.
What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) Mediterranean. Temperate. I don't mind cold and rain but I'm not a big fan. I prefer the country to the beach.
What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I wish I had the time and patience to learn to knit. One day I'll learn, I promise.
I see simple cake and cookie decoration as a more realistic wish.
Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? This is the first time I hear of that brand. I'll trust you.
Anyone need address/phone type books? Not me.
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? Buffy. Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? not a problem!
Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? Let's see.... 301, Esmerelda, ghost, ghost fart, hooker, marnie, Melanie, Phantome, scythe, the fruit of the tree, The girls love ginger (!!), wraith.
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?) Erm, no, thanks.
Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? If with kisses you mean the chocolate, no thanks.
Anne Taintor, anyone? cool, but not really my style.
Which web comics do you enjoy? xkcd, liniers, jessica hagy, count your sheep.
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? I don't like skinny ones. If it's wide / long enough to wrap around my head (like a hijab), it will be used like that sometimes. Apart from that, anything's fine.
Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? Hmmm.... I don't know.
How do you feel about recipes? Did I mention I'm cooking through a lovely book called Vegan Planet?
What kind of a cook/baker are you? The sort that says "this recipe calls for green peppers, but I prefer red so I'll use red, and twice as much cinnamon and I'll skip the cream, this dish doesn't need it".
I rarely cook meat or fish and I don't decorate my cakes.
Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? My idea of "too busy to cook" is salad and eggs. The most processed foods in the house are cornflakes. Does that answer your question?
If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? If you want to.
If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? That would be nice.
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? Probably too heavy to be worth posting.
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? I HATE red tea and lapsang souchong, and can't drink rooibos. Every else is great.
How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? I don't like things whose only purpose is decorating, nor kitsch. Everything else can be lovely.
Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? I can't think of any just now.
Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive mangas or anything related to them? I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli and the only films I have on DVD ate My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo. My boyfriend has the manga of Nausicaa from the Valley of the Wind. Anything else by Studio Ghibli would be nice.
Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Of course. I make wishlists to make things easier and also to keep track myself of stuff I've tried, they are not "requests"!
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? Yes, that sounds great. Something you have crafted has added value.
OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? When it's very very cold I like to sleep with very thick, somewhat loose socks, short on the ankles. When I'm warm I kick them off in my sleep, so they have to be a bit loose.
If you can knit, I'd be eternally grateful for extra-thick and extra-warm socks for The Boy. His feet are 28 cm/ 11 inches long and his ankles are a big thicker than average. His favourite colour is black.
Chocolate or other types of candy? Do I have to choose?
For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Loose, but bags are OK.
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? See before about socks. I don't really need scarves or hats.
Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? I have a thing about Jane Eyre.
Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? Measuring cups, now that you mention them.
Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? For recordings, I norally prefer studio. If there's a choice, I prefer original to edited.
If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? Not really.
Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? Orange blossom.
Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. The first one that comes to mind is "To everything there is a season, and a time for everything". I'm not a regular Bible-quoter, but that's so wise.
What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) All my wishes in this respect have been fulfilled by previous witches.
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. See the wish about world music in my "SW help" post.
What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) Peking Duck, gintonic made with Hendrick's gin, Green and Black's chocolate.
Do you like maple sugar candy? I like maple syrup, so I would probably like this.
What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? It doesn't sound like a goood idea.
If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Hey, a kitchen gadget I don't own!!
Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Ras el Hanout. Oregano. Smoked Paprika.
Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft but I plan to switch. I use a version of Linux at work.
Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? The beach. I liked relaxing with my boyfriend as he likes the beach a lot more than I do.
Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Who doesn't love receiving mail?
Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Not that I remember.
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? Sure!
Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? I don't expect anything especific.
what interests you from the latest lab update? My wishlist is up to date.
How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? Pens can't be heavy. Aside from that, I love stationery.
And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I don't like to use children's stuff. As long as it doesn't look too childish, everything's fine.
Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) that would be lovely.
If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Yes.
Would you like something you have to make yourself? Probably yes.
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? Handmade by you is an added value!
Who is your favorite soap etailer? I really can't pick. I love nice handmade soaps in general, although as I think I0ve said before, I don't like Villainess's leather and smoky notes.
What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? They probably wouldn't fit at home.
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? Not really, whatever is more convenient for you.
What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I like to wear make up to work but rarely make the time for it in the morning. I like natural colours. I have been trying to renovate it lately because I still kept some 10-year-old stuff from when I started to wear proper makeup!!! I like "normal", compact eyeshadow, and the only ones that aren't many many years old is a combination of taupe-grey; shades of golden-brown; shades of purple; shades of glittery purple.
Having said this, I don't know if someone who has never met me can pick colours for me...
Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Martyn Bennett, Gene Kelly, Ewan McGregor, Winona Ryder, Alanis Morisette. And the Being Human protagonists.
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! Look for me if you like. I think I'm laguiri.
If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot?
Deep Peace- Bill Douglas.
Malaika - Angelique Kidjo.
The Well Tempered Klavier - Daniel Ben Pienaar.
Tongues of Kali - Martyn Bennett.
Slumdog Millionaire OST - A R Rahman.
L'Animale - Franco Battiato.
The Rough Guide to the Music of Cape Verde.
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 that can only be used in the bath, please. I'm a shower person.
If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? yes.
Are you a foodie? YES.
Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Not really. I like gymnastics, and synchronised swimming, but I don't really follow them.
For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I only decorate at Christmas. Every decoration item I own except the creche is golden, beige, white or black and from IKEA. I don't really do campy.
Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? Yes.
Cake truffles? no, thanks.
are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? I love samples.
Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Yes, if they're good, no, if they're not. I'm not a "vampire fan".
If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? Not a gamer.
How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? all of that sounds nice, except maybe the seeds. I don't have a garden.
How do you feel about marzipan? I live in a city that is a major world producer of the stuff.
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? A back-up of The Gladdener of All Hearts. I use it as a bedtime blend only and I don't know what I'll do when it runs out. Then, Candy Butcher and Glukuprikos.
Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Teadirect. Green and Blacks chocolate. Penguins (far better than Timtams). Gudbrandalsost cheese (but you cannot send me that, it needs to stay cold).
Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? I avoid the BPTP site, so wait a second.... Ginger skull, treatsy bath oil, both soaps.
If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) That would be lovely.
Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? The mp3 player contains Hindu pop music (Bollywood soundtracks and such). From iTunes:
Lover, You Should Have Come Over, Jeff Buckley
Fresas José Mercé
Clean (Solcofn Mashup) Depeche Mode
The Jean Genie David Bowie
Wild World Cat Stevens 1
Soundtracks you'd like? Can't think of any right now.
If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? U2. They're playing in my hometown in two weeks, I can't afford to go and no one to go with.
Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? yes!
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? I like green, especially combined with blue; red, especially combined with black. I have a new coat in a deep salmon colour (the type of colour that would make people argue over whether it's orange or pinkish).
Gift Certificate: physical or email? email.
Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? Not foody. Not pine.
would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? Not really. I don't really identify with animals.
And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes?
http://www.etsy.com/...=cat1_gallery_8 Oh, please, don't.
What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? I don't think you can get me a gift card to any real-world shop. If you can, and want to, I would buy groceries at Carrefour, makeup or gourmet food at El Corte Inglés, or books/music at Fnac.
Cake or Frosting? Cake.
What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? One Superman, can't remember which. And Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one Shakesville, Serious eats, worldprayers.
Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Kermit.
If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? I'd like to have a greyhound or a cat. At the same time, I don't think I could make that sort of commitment to a living thing that wasn't my child.
Comfort Rereads?: Yes, sometimes. If I don't think I would enjoy rereading a book, I give it away.
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 don't think so, no.
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 really should study more for my PhD, but you could say I'm doing it long-distance and part-time and I find it very, very hard to restart.
What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. I don't know why I think my patronus would be a rabbit. I like tigers and penguins. Penguins are intensely social and tigers intensely antisocial, so which one I identify which depends on my mood, I guess.
What's YOUR favorite word? suave. elástico.
Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? The aesthetics is pretty. I like the fantasy aspect of it.
Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? I like round geometrical designs, things that suggest a circling motion like for example the Zen or the Recycle symbol. I also like the )0( triple goddess one.
Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? I like boxes
If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? A centaur.
If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? Being a woman, travelling freely would be too difficult... I'd like to meet Jesus or prevent Jeff Buckley's death.
Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? None.
What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? Things with fruit like mince pies or fruitcake.
Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? why not, but I don't know the hour of my birth.
Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone? I normally wear formal trousers so my socks are always black.
What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? warm showers, lavender-scented stuff, tea.
Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books I don't like scary things very much.
What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? This was in the questionnaire, wasn't it?
COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Y: the last man is the only non-Gaiman one that I remember I want to read eventually.
Warm drinks? Mmmmm. Tea, mostly.
Celebrity crush?: The Being Human protagonists. All of them.
Knitted things?: As long as they're not itchy.... please no toys.
What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? That would be nice. I think there are a few on my wishlist, but if there's anything you think I'd enjoy, feel free.
Baked Goods? It's not a good idea to send me anything with a eat-by period of less than three weeks.
Not necessary at all, but it would be nice to have something for my very geeky fiancé.
Bottles/lots of little samples?
Depends on the item. I use imps, most of the time, and only buy bottles of extra-special stuff.
Social Networking I'm all over the place but I use them mostly in Spanish. I'm active on twitter as laguiri.
Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates? Not applicable in Spain, I guess.
T-Shirt/PJ size Girly T-shirt size: L. Men's Tshirt size: M. This reminds me: I hate Threadless. Hate hate hate.
Mix CDs Love them.
Hallowe'en plans? I don't do Halloween.
Girly Index: Trying.
Soft/plushy things I grew out of soft toys at 11.
Jane Austen? Love. Love love love. I'm not doing my PhD about her so that I keep enjoying her...
Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested?
A friend reads them for me once a year. That's it.
eBooks Not yet. I'll convert eventually.
Guilty TV pleasure Honestly, none. I spent too much time online. social networks sites are my guilty pleasure.
Cosplay/costume I love dressing up but never do. About bellydance stuff, I'm undecided. I never like the way tops look on me.
Harry Potter house Ravenclaw.
Alan Rickman, David Tennant, the Winchester Boys? I like Alan Rickman very much, but I wouldn't watch a film just because he's in it. I don't know who the others are.
Scented Tarts: How do you dispose of them when they're used??
Lip Balms? I prefer lipstick.
Body Mods: earrings. I plan a tattoo of a geometrical circular pattern on my left hip and multiple piercings on my left earlobe.
Booze? Yes. It annoys me that Gintonic is in fashion as it no longer seems my signature drink. I also like red wine and many other things.
What is your favorite artist or art style? I'm awful at picking favorites. I'd say Klimt or Charles Rennie Macintosh. Maybe. I love art museums.
Favorite Snack? Crunchy things. Cashews, tiny pickles (our pickles are sugarfree so they are VERY sour), natural-flavour crisps.
Nail Polish: I normally wear bluey-greeny shades and sometimes pink.
What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do?
Sewing, cake decoration.
For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?
As I said before, I don't do Halloween.
How do you feel about mortars and pestles?
I have one.
Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package?
Porn, but you're not thinking of sending me that, right?
When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical. How picky are you?
That's why I prefer to list crafters instead of items. That way you get a general idea of what I like.
Make up? I use it, but I'd rather not receive it as a gift from someone who hasn't met me.
Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Zero interest in Disney films after Beauty and the Beast. I have some interest in the classic ones. I must be the only person in the world whose favourite Disney film is Fantasia.
Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? I watch DVDs on my computer. That's all.
Do you prefer your DVD widescreen or formatted? Widescreen.