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2011 Spring Shotgun Round!

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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...) Smacks and smooches both sound very interesting, indeed. And Whipped, I'm guessing, would be amazing. Barring that, oils are always good, particularly in decant form!


If I were to order you a Smack, which four notes would you like? I . . . don't see a list. But! Fruity (apple/pear, citrus, peach/apricot) is good. Leather is good. Cinnamon is good.


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? Wrist/handwarmers or socks would be best! Any color for socks, things that show tend to be best in colors that go well with brown, black, blue or gray. That's what I wear most often.


March 23


Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types? Reese's eggs, the mini Cadbury creme eggs that come in what looks like an egg container.


What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? Tintagel!


March 22


Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it? Ah, google, how I love thee! But . . . I don't know how to tell what's new.


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? I haven't had a rose or blush that I like yet (well, since I turned legal), but I love red wine. Especially cabs, shirazes, sirahs, malbecs, etc. I had a ruby port at a local winery that was to die for and I've been known to enjoy a piesporter or riesling with nibble-y bits or after dinner.


March 21


What three things are you craving right now? My sister-in-law's bar cheese (I'll have some later at my niece's birthday party, I think), a medium hamburger with avacado, tomato, bacon and bleu cheese and time with my little brother (which I'll get next weekend at my oldest's birthday party).


paper goods, anyone need? including resume paper, and formal stationery as well as casual cards. I have a love affair with stationary in general. I don't have all that much need for formal type stuff, though.


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?) Nothing really.


Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning) Meal planning would be good - I suck at that. But I don't really read self help books, alas!


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? Babysitting, coffee out, etc, those would be great! My house is a terrible mess, though, and I'm picky about cleaning and where things go, etc. Company while I did it (or help arranging CDs, DVDs and books when the actually cleaning is done, with wine and music) would be better.


Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? There's not much that I really collect, but I wouldn't be against having matching things. It's kind of a cool idea. =D



March 18


Do you like poetry? I used to more than I do now, but some still catches me! I love Neruda, Cummings and Elliot in specific.


What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? Fresh, clean and light, if I use them. Fruity, sometimes.


What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Mmm, old school Comico. Robotech, Mage, Elementals, Evangeline, etc! I don't know much from recent comics or other publishing houses.


How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? I love nail polish - funkier colors are better. I saw a really shiny, almost mirrored silver one on tumblr that was awesome, but I usually only buy OPI stuff. I'd love to try some of the BPTP claw varnishes.


Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? Not at this time, really - after I move!


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? I've been playing World of Darkness, especially Mage, Werewolf and Changeling for over a decade now - mostly old school, but I love new Changeling, too. I'm starting to get more into graphic novels, and I love Glee (OPI/Sephora has Glee themed nail polishes!!!), was sad when The Cape and FlashForward were canceled, geek out over Chuck and Castle . . . gifts related to these would be great!


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 Aesthetically speaking, I'm in love with cross dyed Duponi silk, and if you get the right quality/thickness of it, it's awesome to wear or lounge on, too (but again with expensive tastes). Other than that - flannel, cotton, that sort of thing.


Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? I really kind of love the shirt, though I don't think the Lunacy itself would work on me. All the Holding Back the Night ones sound awesome! I'd love decants. More Last Unicorns, yum.


March 17


Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? I don't know any.


Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? oooooooo, any size. Usually earth tones, but bright colors here and there are great! I do a lot of SCA camping too, so pavillion-sized (for lounging about on) pillows are win, but probably difficult to ship.


purses? bags? What style/colors? I love messenger bags. I also love Coach and Vera Bradley, but they're a bit expensive! =D


Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? Anything like this I get tends to go in the dress-up box, which is actually pretty awesome given some of the activities my kids have - DI and Girl Scouts both sometimes call for costumes. My personal favorite colors are blues, greens and purples or earth tones, but anything's nice!


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)? I googled this just to find out! Oils starring my favorite notes are always good. I'd love to try natural deoderant, but I need a strong anti-perspirant too - I sweat like crazy. It's seriously gross in the summer. Home fragrance, anything clean and light would do (and that applies to anything, not just this particular brand/company) - I like fresh mown grass and laundry on the line. That kind of stuff. As far as my hair goes, I'll try anything once; it's temperamental and picky, though, so sample sizes are best.


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? I don't usually wear anything other than in the winter, when my lips get unbearably dry. But I favor MAC-type lip glosses, more on the sheer end. Shimmer is cool!


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. Mmm, vanilla beans, saffron and lavender all sound fantastic.


What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? As pets, I like dogs, frogs and turtles. To see at the zoo, peguins and polar bears, giraffes, and the butterfly house is one of my favorite places to be. In art, rabbits, bees, ravens.


If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? Beltane, Elf and/or Half-Elf, I think.


DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? DVDs, but we'll eventually get a PS3, and thus have a Blu-Ray player.


Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) I usually wear anklets, but there are quite a few knee socks and OTKs that I adore at Sock Dreams. Especially the 'bookworm' ones.


Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? Whatever my witch wants to send! I'm easy going.


Do you like pirate-related things? Oh, yes!


Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? I don't generally use bar soaps, but my current favorite body wash is the Caress stuff with ribbons in it, especially the pink and purple ones.


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? Deco/Nouveax are general favorites, also Celtic knotwork (particularly the Morrigan ravens).


Would you like caffeinated lollipops?: http://www.lollyphil...cks-caffeinated I'd be largely indifferent and have to hide them from my children.


Copied CD's or DVD's? Sure!


March 15

Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? Anything but tequila or ouzo.


Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? I'm very fond of Victoriana and Edwardian things, and like quite a few steampunk pieces. However, I am of the opinion that covering something with gears and goggles doesn't make it steampunk. So . . . probably, yes! Especially if it's not the same steampunk stuff we see all the time.


Do you like amurigami dolls? Some of them! I'd love a Harry Potter or Abney Park set.


Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? Pirates, though I also like ninjas. I'm more or less indifferent to zombies.


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. I'm the ponytail queen. Scrunchies and elastics (the kind that aren't supposed to break/rip out your hair) are gold in my world, and always disappearing.


Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Two in each lobe, no nickel please! You know, if you feel like getting/making earrings). The holes are a bit close, so I tend to wear a dangly one in the lower and a stud in the upper.


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) Chocolate, yes, preferably milk! I'd love to try chocolate with one of those thick, syrupy basalmics, and I know chilis are good in it (though that's more a dark chocolate thing, I think). I like nuts, mint and toffee, but not so much caramel or fruit.



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? Go to the chiropractor and get adjusted and a massage, see a movie and/or show and/or concert (depending on what's showing/playing), maybe go shopping.


Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Hyperbole and a Half, Cataloge Living. Mostly, it's webcomics. Girl Genius, Arpeggio, Som*Pos, QC, Treading Ground, GWS, Shortpacked!, Galaxion.


Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? I have two, but both are way full - I'm not so picky about what it looks like, though having compartments that make imps stand up and keep bottles from knocking together would be awesome.


Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? I really, really want an aero garden; I have a black thumb despite my enjoyment of gardening, and it seems like that would be foolproof. As for what I'd grow, I think mostly herbs, vegetables and fruits.


Social Networking sites: Facebook, twitter, LJ and Dreamwidth are all linked to in my sig.


favourite artists or specific paintings? Brian Froud's fairies, Edward Gorey, a lot of different tarot arts, um . . . photography in general, especially things that convey lots of emotion.


March 13

how about mix CDs? Yes please. =D


Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) I always look for internet things to entertain. So yay!


Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? Yes! Cocolate Creme, please.


Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? I lost all my Austen in one of many moves. Wilde would be awesome. Alcott - a matching set of the Little Women books would make my life. There are probably lots that I'm not thinking of off the top of my head, but I'm always open to books!


candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Candles are awesome, but I have no tart burner.


Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? I did this in thread, but here goes again!



Astrological charts and interpretation/reports? Sure!


So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? I'm . . . less averse to it than I used to be, particularly if they're guilty pleasure romance-type things.


March 11

Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Huge!


March 10

Baked Goods? Yea Nay? If you feel so moved, sure! Especially if they come with recipes.


If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? Recipes are always awesome! Especially baking ones.


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) Assuming money's no object? Bottle of Tintagel. Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat. Sugar Moon. The Magician. Tarot shirts. A bunch of the claw polishes (but not embalming fluid or anything especially pink). Complete set of Last Unicorns (though that's because of concept - mostly, I want the bottles. I tend to like trying imps first).


What level of nudity are you fine with on items? Ex: none, tasteful, erotica Mmm, tasteful erotica.


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? I'm totally down. Not so much clothes, but random other things, sure!


Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounce sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? I do, but they're hard to find with no or at least low MSG, unless one is prone to making one's own seasoning mixes. In which case, yes! I like finding out about combinations I wouldn't necessarily have thought of on my own.


Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? I'm particularly fond of a lot of teavana things, and I buy coffee by the pound (unground), usually from Caribou. Feel free to introduce me to new things!


Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Sesame sticks (the little ones that come in snack mixes?) and gummy worms. Chips and salsa. Summer sausage, cheese and crusty french bread. Peanuts or almonds. Those rye garlic chip things. Really, it depends on my mood and what I have at hand, though I have a few definite favorites that win over almost everything else. Bulk section is fantastic!

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