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October 3rd

Does anyone else like collector Barbies?

 

Not particularly.

 

What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get?

 

I need a little pill box, something cute.

 

Tarot

 

I used to have tarot cards, but I gave them to my mom.

Tell me about something you like, and why you like it.

 

Uh... I like lots of things. Mostly I like knitting, because it's relaxing but also makes awesome stuff. And I'm good at it!

 

If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy?

 

I don't know what this means, so I'm probably not.

 

Would any witchees be interested in Quinn Popcorn?

 

Yep! I love love love popcorn! Did you know you can pop regular popcorn in a plain paper lunch bag and add whatever awesome (dry) seasonings you want?

 

October 2nd

 

Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee???

 

I don't really, and if I did I could go there!

 

Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want?

 

*closing eyes*

 

What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff?

 

So much of it looks awesome, but I have monster calves and very tiny feet, so the knee highs almost never fit me. :(

 

Luck charms?

 

I don't have any, but I wouldn't be opposed.

 

Does anyone want anything from... here...?

 

I think this is the etsy cake one? No, because the lady seems like kind of a weirdo and doesn't list ingredients anywhere.

For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles?

 

I don't have any stuff from Yankee Candles, but I've heard they have cute Halloween stuff! I prefer candles.

 

Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace from here?

 

I don't know where, but a custom necklace sounds nice.

Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now?

 

Nope, I think I've pretty much got what I want.

 

Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet?

 

Nope, I'm old fashioned and buy CDs.

 

Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted?

 

Not specifically, but I'd love a nice hardcover edition of Alice In Wonderland with nice pictures.

 

Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)?

 

No, I'm G-rated. ;)

 

Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there?

 

Yes, and how come they have Holiday and not Halloween?!? I do like Lush bath stuff, but I have one locally and I don't take baths all that often, I'm more of a shower girl.

 

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?

 

For sure!

 

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?

 

York Batty! And I have searched and only found pumpkins. :( (Yes, I realize they probably taste just like normal ones.) Also Haunt Lip Lusts.

 

Reveal?

 

I hope my witch reveals, but I'll try to be understanding if s/he doesn't. I'll definitely reveal.

 

Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent?

 

No, I think it would smell awful on me.

 

Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try?

 

Sure! I have some sitting in my etsy cart that I'm trying to resist. I think I'd like Avast or Gingermilk.

 

September 30th

 

Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could?

 

Nope

Describe your sense of humour.

 

Clever and dry. I think Frasier is funny, along with some British comedy and Jane Austen. The most recent thing that completely cracked me up was the episode of the IT crowd when Richmond went to a funeral in corpse paint, though, so I guess you can throw weird / dark in there too.

Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?)

 

I do! I often forget to put them back in my bag, though. :( The Halloween ones on Chico Bags are pretty cute!

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?

 

Nah, I don't use much from Sephora.

 

Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update?

 

The only Haunt I ever got was Orange Blossom Tea perfume, which I adore! Some of the lip lusts look good, like Caramel Popcorn or Pumpkin Cake.

 

Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal?

 

Looking at the notes, I don't think it would work for 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?

 

1. Halloween socks and/or undies - I love Halloween themed clothing, throw blankets, etc. and use them year round!

2. some BPAL my witch thinks I'd like to try - I've been horrible about keeping up with the updates, so anything new I probably haven't sniffed

3. a good book

 

how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc?

 

Hemp jewelry is ok, and I don't mind it as an ingredient in bath / body products, but I don't like the smell.

 

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?

 

No leather please! I vastly prefer crossbody and use my Queen Bee Trucker bag almost every day. I've wanted a black simple but well-made messenger for a while that I can put patches / applique on.

 

julep maven monthly boxes:

 

Doesn't sound like my kind of thing.

 

Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?

 

I love Thai and Indian food, but I keep an eye on both of these myself.

 

Like commercial socks?

 

I have tons of handknit socks, but I do wear commercial socks in the "off season" or when I'm too lazy to do my sock laundry. Especially if they have stars!

 

What kind of bear is best?

 

Hmm... I'd say gummy bears, but they're usually not vegetarian. ;)

 

Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus?

 

I just got a download from deazinn, so I'm going to read it very soon!

 

Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses?

 

No thanks, I don't like the non-chocolate flavored ones.

 

I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like?

 

They're kind of cute.

 

Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork?

 

I hadn't seen it before, but some are kind of pretty.

 

Do you drink wine?

 

Nope!

 

Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?!

 

Finding out at the end and revealing are some of my favorite parts!

 

Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series???

 

Nope!

 

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 thanks. Candy corn usually has gelatin or animal glycerin, and even if it doesn't it's a little too sweet for my taste. Though I did have quite an ordeal knitting myself some candy corn striped socks, so I like it in theory!

 

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?

 

Maybe the Buffy ones! I got some of their Halloween flavors several years back, which was fun.

 

It's Banned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out?

 

I've read a few of them. Catcher In the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird are favorites, though not on the list this year. Off this year's list I've read:

 

2. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie - I took a class with him in college, it was great!

5. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

10. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer

 

I've been meaning to read Brave New World and Nickel & Dimed.

 

I have just been enlightened to (Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs). Are these flavors relevant to your interests?

 

Salted Caramel might be nice. I'm not into boozy or smokey flavors, though.

 

September 27th

 

What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?

 

I think it depends on what context they meet me in. People who meet me professionally or through knitting are often surprised to learn that I listen to metal. People that meet me through music are often surprised to learn that I knit or that I'm "smart" (a scientist).

 

So who else watched Babylon 5?

 

Not me!

 

If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be?

 

The pet / street version would be Blackie Shorewood, which probably works fine as I don't plan to be a stripper. ;)

 

Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable?

 

I haven't taken it.

 

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'm not a fan of dummies, most dolls, or monkeys.

 

what level of contact were you hoping for?

 

I was hoping for medium, and so far it looks as if I got that.

 

Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?

 

I'm a big fan of both Thai and Indian food. I have some vouchers for my favorite places, though.

 

Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to?

 

Yes, I really keep meaning to go to the Experience Music Project, and I've heard it's really cool, so I don't know why I still haven't done it!

 

September 26th

 

Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try?

 

I got Thornton's Choccies apricot and oatmeal flavor once in a swap and loved them. I'm pretty much up for trying anything!

 

What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?

 

I don't think I've told my witch yet that I have a magnet board and collect cute magnets.

 

Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in?

 

I can't think of anything specific.

 

If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it?

 

Fruit and nuts maybe? I'm a fan of most nuts (especially almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews) and most dried fruit. :D

 

Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP?

 

Not sure what that is.

 

say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you?

 

Probably Athena - I think wisdom and useful arts fit me quite well. :)

 

 

September 25th

 

Stuff you've been meaning to do:

 

Go through and get rid of some clothes I don't wear and other stuff like that, my apartment is too cluttered and I think I should finally do something about it.

 

Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves?

 

For sure! I'm a huge fan of jams, currently I have peach that I made, blackberry from my friend's mom, and strawberry lime. :D I'm always up for more.

 

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?

 

Mostly I just crash into bed. I do have a sleeping playlist on my iPhone that I listen to (it rotates different music) and I wear PJs - I have an affection for sort of teen-themed PJs... I have skull pants, and cow jumping over the moon ones, and some with skulls and stars, and candy corn boxers, and candy cane fleece ones, and some with frogs that have eyelashes and wear lipstick.

 

Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts?

 

I've never looked at them.

 

Princess Bride? Yay or nay?

 

Nay. I've seen it and it's ok, but it doesn't do much for me.

 

What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches

 

I like Sleeping Beauty, mostly because of the spinning wheel.

 

September 24th

 

how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like?

 

I'm fine with wool / alpaca / angora etc. types of animal fiber, but I don't do silk or possum or other fibers that require killing the animal.

 

What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel?

 

If they're especially cute! I'm trying to cut down on the clutter, but at the same time I do like cute stuff.

 

Look down. What are you wearing, right now?

 

black jeans and a grey shirt from Threadless with a star looking through a circular telescope that shows the world and then points back at itself, a white gold star necklace and a silver star bracelet

 

Kerchiefs?

 

No thanks.

 

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?

 

This is actually the case, so I'm answering questions and then I'll sit down with a Dexter DVD and knit.

 

September 23rd

 

Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store?

 

the magnet skeleton is kind of cool

 

I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like?

 

I've never tried any of them!

 

what's your favorite kind of pizza?

 

black olive and mushroom!

 

who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want!

 

I don't have much fashion, and definitely no icons. I just wear jeans and t-shirts.

 

Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area?

 

Thornton's choccies from the UK... other than that I can find most things.

 

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?

 

Sure, I always need zippy type things to hold junk in my bag (I have a bunch of random stuff (ibuprofen, nail clippers, files, toiletries, toothbrush etc.) all in one zippy pouch that's hard to find stuff in. Or my iPhone could use a cover maybe, though I usually have it in my pocket. I like secret hidey-holes.

 

Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes?

 

sure!

 

If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes?

 

I have no idea what that is, and when I googled it I couldn't find it.

 

Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people!

 

I love blue! Pretty much all blue.

 

What is your favorite word?

 

syltetøy - it means jam in Norwegian but I think it sounds like a superhero

 

What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?

 

I don't have any, but I'd be up for some. Probably not very long, but something to bridge between sleeve and pocket would be good.

 

Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives?

 

I like candles of all kinds, though I don't burn them as much as I probably should! I don't have a tartburner.

 

What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty?

 

Probably sweet.

 

So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question)

 

I'm not much of a gamer, though I do have a Molehill Empire.

 

Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?

 

I was visiting family and at a Sheep & Wool festival this weekend. Also when it turns to October I always listen to Type O Negative's October Rust album.

 

What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee?

 

I don't make coffee at home, though I hope to get an espresso machine soonish.

 

September 21st

 

Cthulhu: yay or nay?

 

Nay,.

 

Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off?

 

Go paintballing!

 

Put your current mp3player, winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:

 

1. Will I Arrive ~ Katatonia

2. Wicked Game ~ H.I.M.

3. What Difference Does It Make? ~ The Smiths

4. Youth Overrided (Live Acoustic) ~ Cave In

5. The Patient ~ Tool

6. Her Silence ~ Sculptured

7. Are You There ~ Anathema

8. Death Whispered A Lullaby ~ Opeth

9. Green Man ~ Type O Negative

10. Head Like a Hole ~ A.F.I.

 

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

 

I'm getting Autumn Cider and I want Sprinklecake so I'll probably order that one, other than that no.

 

Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance!

 

Sure!

 

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?

 

I like things that are warm because I don't usually wear scarves if it's not cold. Color-wise, blue, purple, black, and grey / silver are always good. I don't do silk or other kill fibers (like possum, fur yarn), but other than that I have no fiber allergies.

 

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.

 

Done in thread!

 

Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like?

 

I have some wings like the ones that Drew Barrymore wears in Ever After which went with my prom dress. I'd like smaller ones maybe, or bat wings.

 

How do you feel about terrariums?

 

I don't have much feeling about them.

 

What's your favorite horror movie?

 

I'm more into psychological / thriller type movies. I like The Silence of the Lambs and Let the Right One In.

 

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.

 

I use oil-free facial sunscreen every day, I like the Neutrogena SPF15 one but right now I have Alba, I'm not too picky about brand as long as it's oil free. I love fun kinds of body wash and have many, I Love Juicy shampoo, I can always use more hand lotion for work, I eat food every day (hee) but usually different ones. And I do love tea but my witch already sent me some!

 

Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay?

 

YAY!

 

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?

 

I do like some quotes about stars or a few lyrics from my favorite bands.

 

Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you?

 

Maybe... I generally like notecards / postcards and I like ones that look kind of vintage.

 

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?

 

Not much of a fan.

 

If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it?

 

Lemon Meringue, Tropical Fruit, Coconut Milk, Fresh Squeezed Citrus

 

if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be?

 

Starry Night!

 

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.?

 

I'm a scientist, so yes! I'd love to learn to develop photographs the traditional way, and I'd love to make soap. I've done some natural dying of yarn before.

 

What's 'your' song/your theme song?

 

I have lots, but I love Say When by Fair to Midland

 

What would be your superpower?

 

Teleportation! It's so multi-functional.

 

Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt?

 

Sure, I've never had one.

 

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!

 

Sure, I like all kinds of nuts, coconut, chocolate or especially butterscotch chips, dried fruit (not super-crazy about raisins, though I do like them, but I'm a huge fan of dried cranberries, apricot, and mango)

 

Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever?

 

I don't have one, but I'd be up for it, though dangly stuff doesn't work so well with my job.

 

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.

 

I don't really wear makeup.

 

Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc?

 

I like Legos ok, but I'm not a huge fan of them. As a child I used to have a Lego man who I named Little Tim, he was my favorite.

 

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.

 

I'd get:

Sprinklecake: $20

Snake Oil Soap: $8.50

Smokestack Nail Polish: 9

Santa Eulària Des Riu: 17.5

 

(OK, I'm cheating, I'll pay the extra $2!)

 

Are there any characters that you love or identify with?

 

I can't think of any off the top of my head. My favorite Disney character as a child was Maleficent, but I wouldn't say I *identify* with her!

 

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?

 

Well, I knit a lot of socks, but I wouldn't say I have an "art style" - though I am obsessed with twisted stitch cables.

Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?

 

*closes eyes* not looking!

 

So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?

 

Not unexpected, but I'd meet my witch / witch minion for coffee or something.

September 19th

 

What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?:

 

Usually I get strange misc. items for myself if I want them... and I can't think of any at the moment other than Halloween socks!

 

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?

 

I don't paint my nails much, though I do like glitter.

 

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?

 

I do have tons of lip balms, but I still love them. I like the twist up tubes or ones with wands. Generally fruity flavors (especially citrus) and mint are good. I'd have to say my favorite is Unpetroleum. I prefer natural / not animal tested / and vegan if possible (though I'm ok with beeswax).

 

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 don't use them for artwork, but I do think fountain pens are really cool!

 

-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)

 

I don't paint.

 

-How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.)

 

I'm not much into the visual arts.

 

-How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?

 

I love them! I just ordered 8 when they were having their $10 sale.

 

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?

 

Hmm... some candy (the ones by me even have pretty quality chocolate usually), cute postcards to send to my friends, a candle, stationery I don't need... that would cover it.

 

Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?

 

Certainly! I like strange jam - I found rhubarb mango at my farmer's market last year and it was fabulous!

 

Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?

 

Both and both!

 

would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works

 

It seems interesting, but I have plenty of blank books.

 

Amigurumi, yes or no?

 

If it's the heavy metal dude or a Halloweenie animal / character!

 

I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!

 

I'm a big fan of Starry Night, Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes, Escher, Dali...

 

If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?

 

A night sky with stars, because I love stars. Maybe from a solar system perspective with planets.

 

 

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?

 

I do wear t-shirts, mostly with bands that I like. I get a mens L usually.

 

How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc....

 

I like them, especially if it's pumpkin pie!

 

Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?

 

Never heard of it.

 

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.

 

Ever since a UK swap partner sent me Thornton's Choccies (apricot and oatmeal, I believe) I have longed for more. They came in a bag and were delicious. I am also a big fan of Tim Tams.

 

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).

 

I have a macbook, the 13.3 inch black one. I don't have any thing other than the computer, a zippy case, and a power cord. I don't think I need apple logo items.

 

SOCK PREFERENCES?

 

Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?

 

I've never seen the use of socks that don't cover my whole foot.

 

Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe?

 

I'm not a big fan. I do, however, LOVE random socks. I have with with bread with PB and bread with jam holding hands, Halloween ones, hedgehogs, etc. etc.

 

September 17

 

Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?

 

Not really, I get most DVDs from Netflix and then if I love and adore them I buy them, but that's rare.

 

Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards?

 

I love postcards! I'd be willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards too.

 

Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?

 

Yes! I'm going to see Agalloch and Opeth/Katatonia. Probably more, but that's what I have tix for at the moment.

 

Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?

 

Never watch it, except for the tribble one.

 

Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?

 

Sure, especially if it's one my witch took. I'm flexible as to what.

 

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 like to cook at home, but I also like to eat out. I'm always up for vegetarian recipes - especially ones for a crock pot! I got a little personal-size crock pot as a gift, and I don't know what to make in it!

 

New question: How do you feel about maple syrup?

 

Love it!

 

How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever?

 

I'm not sure, I wouldn't be opposed but it doesn't sound like anything I really need. Although a decorated tin for storing little things (like knitting stitch markers) would be nice.

 

Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?

 

Nope. I think I've seen at least parts of the original three, but they're not really my style.

 

Do you like beef jerky, I know some may be vegetarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerky abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)-

 

As a vegetarian, no.

 

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.

 

Uh... I'm a bit of a prude, so no thanks.

 

Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay)

 

Yay! I've only seen the newer series, but so far I've liked it all.

 

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?

 

For sure!

 

Anyone love Buffy/Angel?

 

Love it! I have it all on DVD. :)

 

How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?

 

Gummies are not often vegetarian friendly, and even so I'm probably not supposed to eat them cuz of my braces. :(

 

How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?

 

They look fun! I have an iPhone 4 and a honkin' big Dell laptop as well as a more normal-sized macbook.

 

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?

 

I like cartoony and mildly creepy. Not zombie faces dripping with gore (pretty much not gore) but realistic skeletons / spiders are fine. I love vampires and bats, like spiders, werewolves are OK, and I'm not a zombie fan.

 

Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?

 

I have 4 piercings in each ear, 3 x regular and 1 x cartilage. I usually only wear studs in the middle two, and the bottom ones are gauged to a 12 or 14. The top ones I just leave the same rings in - they're too much of a pain to switch out, though some little half-circle or small barbel ones with screw ends would be fun... but they have to be small, 18 or 20 gauge.

 

How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?

 

I've never had one. I seem to think they have marshmallow, which is often not vegetarian (gelatin), but if not I'd love to try one.

 

September 15th

 

interested in anything from Lush?

 

I love I Love Juicy shampoo, but I'm set for a while. I don't have any of their body washes at the moment, though... I like the liquid ones in some yummy scent!

 

Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc?

 

I do have a knitting blog, and I would love a header or layout if my witch is so inclined. You can see it here: http://stariel.blogspot.com

 

Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark?

 

Sure, especially if it's out of a sturdy material. I have some nice paper ones, but I don't want them to get bent, so I just use old scraps of paper and receipts.

 

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! I can't usually do Chex Mix because it has Worcestershire sauce, which has anchovy, but sometimes I make it myself with soy sauce instead. And Muddie Buddies sound great!

 

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.

 

No thanks, I keep an eye on Groupon, so I would probably buy it if it was interest to me.

 

September 14th

 

Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?

 

I'm going to think on this one.

 

How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?

 

No booze, thanks!

 

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.)

 

Sure! Our weather is pretty mild so I don't think it would melt or freeze.

 

Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?

 

LOVE! I have mango mochi bits that I put on ice cream, which I found at a local Asian market. I love red bean in mochi too.

 

Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE

 

I haven't checked.

 

Does anyone like kimchi?

 

I think I remember liking it the one time I tried it.

 

Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)?

 

No thanks.

 

You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy?

 

All the foody Halloweenies, because I usually like those. And a t-shirt cuz I don't have one yet.

 

Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?

 

I have a slip and a few soap samples and like them, but nothing specific.

 

Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes

 

I don't do sports.

 

How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like?

 

I have way too many blank notebooks / journals. I do like stationery, but I also have a lot of it so not unless it's really special. I saw a dark Alice In Wonderland themed set once and didn't buy it, I've regretted that for years!

 

Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee?

 

Glee!

 

Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want?

 

I haven't gotten any, the cookbooks sound interesting.

 

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?

 

I like them, but I have many. Halloween themed ones would be nice, I have a couple of the Starbucks Halloween bears.

 

how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did?

 

I'd be interested, I don't have labels on most of my bottles cuz I'm lazy.

 

When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most?

 

I like to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea, some Netflix, and if I feel well enough some knitting. Also, ramen!

 

What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)

 

Mostly time to do things for myself, as I'm pretty busy. A day where I didn't have to do any normal everyday stuff and could have time to do what I want! Complete with chocolate, maybe a mani/pedi, some delicious food I don't have to cook or clean up after...

 

Or a trip to Australia, you know, whatever.

 

What do you really NOT want?

 

The following is a general list - if you have one of these items but it's especially special in some way (handmade by you, something you think would be perfect for me), then please go ahead.

 

bar soap, blank books / journals, knick knacks, makeup, most bath products

 

The following I just really don't want:

 

sticky candy (braces, can't eat it :( ), booze

 

September 13th

 

How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir?

 

As long as they're functional then sure!

 

How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion?

 

Thankfully I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and had my dress (long dark purple) picked out for me. I wore my own shoes, which I thought were cute but the other bridesmaid made fun of. :(

 

Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)

 

Not especially.

 

Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?

 

I have a lot of mugs, but if it's really special then yes! I also have a mini-collection of the old style (blue and white) Starbucks mugs, so if you can find one for your city and it's not Indianapolis or Seattle then I'd love it!

 

September 12th

 

Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format?

 

I don't have a reader, though I can use Kindle for iPhone, but it's really small. I'd prefer audiobooks.

 

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!)

 

If it's something my witch makes, I'm more of a messenger bag girl myself.

 

Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?

 

Yes, STARS!!!

 

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?

 

I have a collection of different types of chai, and generally prefer those with black tea. I'm fine with bags or loose, I use both.

 

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.)

 

Not used underwear or other "intimate" clothing, but otherwise I'm good with pretty much anything.

 

Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?

 

Nope.

 

Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box?

 

Neither, I'd be fine with it but not particularly excited... unless it had Nightmare Before Christmas or Maleficent on it!

 

what are your favorite types of Halloween candy?

 

Lots of kinds! Now that I've heard of Peppermint Batty I'd love to try one. I like a tiny bit of candy corn, but only if it's vegetarian friendly. Other than that, I just like having small versions of my normal favorites.

 

Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.

 

Shower gel. I like fun ones with fruity or foody scents. Currently in my shower I'm using a grapefruit one from Origins, an almond one from Lush, a strawberry one from Philosophy, and a blackberry one from Ulta.

 

How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?

 

All of the above! And marzipan! (but not chewy caramel, I can't eat it cuz of braces)

 

Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like?

 

I don't generally use them, but I'd like them in already-beaded form. ;)

 

Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?!

 

Yes, but I can't eat them cuz of braces. :cry2:

 

Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like?

 

Sure, I like blue, blue purples, black, grey, and stars!

 

This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes?

 

Maybe a couple, I don't have any specific use for them but they sound kinda nice.

 

And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek?

 

Yes! TARDIS mug! http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/e5c5/

 

Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share?

 

I have a pinterest http://pinterest.com/stariel/

 

September 10th

 

What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?

 

I'm reading a variety of books at the moment and I'm not really obsessed with any author currently, no actor either... but I am obsessed with Katatonia, Fair to Midland, and Opeth if we're talking music. :)

 

are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?

 

Maybe, I haven't looked. I do like apple scents, especially spicy ones.

 

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?

 

I have two cats, and they'd love to receive either toys or treats. They like pretty much anything, though they do really like Greenies for treats.

 

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?

 

Succubus! I only bought one bottle before it was discontinued and it's probably my favorite BPAL ever. I also love The Girl, which is very hard to get. As for sniffing, I'm lucky enough to live near enough BPAL people that are more obsessed than I am so I've sniffed lots of good stuff. Including one of the moons that smelled like grapefruit (can't remember which) which I adored.

 

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?

 

I have plenty of free wall space! I like lots of stuff from The Black Apple on etsy, and I'd also love to have a nice print of Starry Night.

 

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'm not into makeup.

 

Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?

 

I drink coffee out, but tea at home. I'd be interested in trying different kinds, but I don't tend to like teas with a bitter flavor. I am a fan of English Breakfast, flavored black teas, chai, and some herbal teas.

 

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)

 

Nope, I just preordered the new Opeth album, so I think I'm set at the moment.

 

Are you going away for any part of this round?

 

Not as far as I know, if I did it would only be for a weekend max.

 

Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?

 

Sure! I'm pretty picky about music, but I am always trying to discover new bands to love.

 

If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?

 

I'd love a postcard! And i have a magnet board so a souvenir magnet would be nice too.

 

Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?

 

I do like hiking sometimes, though I'm not too hardcore. I love to swim, but that's usually in an indoor pool. I like to casually kayak / canoe sometimes too, though I haven't in a while.

 

Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?

 

I don't have any currently, my knitting queue is pretty full!

 

Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?

 

I do have a very cluttered desk where I hang out at my computer, and an equally cluttered one at work. I enjoy interesting pens and stationery!

 

Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?

 

Not particularly.

 

September 9th

 

Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?

 

No, it makes me sneeze. :(

 

- Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?

 

Yep, I think I'd be either a Gryffindor or a Ravenclaw, I've gotten both depending on the quiz.

 

- If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?

 

iTunes might be nice, I occasionally buy fun apps for my phone, or Amazon, or some B&B etailer you like!

 

Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?

 

No

 

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!

 

n/a

 

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!

 

I want to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef before it's gone, in reality. In unreality I'd like to see a star die.

 

When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?

 

I come home and spend some quality time with my friends Netfilx and Knitting. ;)

 

What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?

 

I don't really read comics.

 

Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?

 

I sing in a choir. In my dreams I play bass in a metal band, because it only has 4 strings so how hard can it be?

 

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?

 

I do not have any yard/dirt at my home, but I have a couple of houseplants.

 

Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?

 

I don't really decorate for Halloween, but I have my Halloween candles, Starbucks bears, and other Halloweenie stuff out all year! Including a Jack o' Lantern fleece blanket on my couch, candy corn boxers for PJs, and two Halloween t-shirts along with a plethora of socks that I wear regardless of the season.

 

Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?

 

No

 

Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:

 

I don't know much about them.

 

September 8th

 

From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?

 

I haven't even looked... I think I should before it's Will Call and I'm overwhelmed.

 

Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?

 

I'm not because it would be nearly impossible to keep on at work - I wash my hands all the time, wear gloves, and use ethanol and sometimes acetone... ugh, labs!

 

Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?

 

There is a lyric from the Fair to Midland song "Say When" which I've almost contemplated getting as a tattoo, but I'm not really into word tattoos: "I settled for less and it's more than enough"

 

Also in the Sculptured song "Her Silence" there's a lyric "eyes that speak whispering words and more" which has been the title of my livejournal for a while.

 

Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...

 

I love candles, but rarely burn them. Spicy foody scents, tropical fruit scents, or citrus scents are all big hits with me. I once saw a candle that smelled like Nag Champa, and I kind of regret not buying it.

 

Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?

 

I love knitted goodies! I knit tons myself (mostly socks) but I'd still be open to receiving some if my witch wants. Lately I'm starting to really like shawlettes and cowls, and I love pretty much any shade of blue, black, silver, and blue-purples.

 

Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?

 

Uh... maybe? I don't know what, but if my witch has an idea I wouldn't be opposed.

 

What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?

 

Well Succubus is already gone. I have bought my mortal terror ones already (Dorian! Snake Oil! Lolita!). I think Maenad is the only GC currently on my wishlist that I don't own.

 

Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar?

 

Yup, I'm stariel there too.

 

Social Media?

 

I don't do much, though I am on Plurk and Twitter, same name as here.

 

Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?

 

No

 

Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?

 

Both, though mostly a PC. I have a Mac laptop, though.

 

What is your favorite animal?

 

Probably a cat. I also love horses and snakes.

 

What are you going to be for Halloween?

 

Ack, I don't know! I'd better figure it out!

 

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.)

 

I don't wear much jewelry, though I would certainly use a special item if I received it, but I do love wall art - especially original pieces. I have a few from friends and generous forumites! I love stars!

 

How do you feel about nick-knacks?

 

I don't generally like them. My apartment is already quite cluttered, and I'm trying to get rid of the feeling that I have to keep everything because "somebody gave it to me" - which is how I got most of the clutter I don't adore. If it's something my witch really thinks I'll love then go for it, but otherwise I'd prefer not.

 

What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?

 

It's funny, I don't really have any specific traditions that I can think of. Birthday cake, but that's pretty standard. Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but that's mostly because I love baking and eating it. :)

 

Do you like going to the movies?

 

Yes, when I find one that I want to see! Strangely that's not as often as one might think, but I usually go a few times a year.

 

What are your favorite restaurants?

 

There is this fantastic vegan Chinese place in Seattle called Bamboo Garden that serves fake meat dishes, which I adore. I'm also a huge fan of Thai food (several favorites there) and Indian food, though I'm a bit more picky there.

 

Do you play any video games?

 

no

 

Do you like any anime?

 

no

 

Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?

 

no

 

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?

 

I like it ok, but when I wear it I tend to put something on and then wear it for ages. I took all mine off for surgery in March, and so far the only stuff that's found its way back on is earrings, and I took it off nearly 6 months ago!

 

How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?

 

Sure!

 

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?

 

I have a couple boxes already, but a box with some kind of divider for imps would be very useful. I have a couple for bottles and one little one for imps but it doesn't have dividers.

 

Muppets: yea or nay?

 

They're ok.

 

Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?

 

Not really.

 

Favorite Mythological Creature?:

 

Hmm... 20 years ago I would have said a pegasus-unicorn! Now maybe a basilisk?

 

Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers

 

I've just been starting to occasionally wear barrettes, but sadly my hair is very fine and slippery and it's hard to find ones that stay in. I got a couple from Claire's that are hinged ones like an alligator clip with some teeth and those work ok.

 

Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??

 

I have no idea what these are.

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