Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?
Haven’t been to a concert in years!
Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?
I never watched any of the TV series, but I loved the movie. My favourite character is Uhura, and I love the way they worked the Uhura/Spock thing into the movie.
Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?
Framed photographs make me think they have to be kept. Postcards are easier.
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?
T-shirts are awesome. Funny/clever/geeky ones are plus-one awesome. One designed by my Witch would be plus-a-million awesome! I’m usually a size 10-12 Australian/UK, which is probably about an 8 US. The BPTP t-shirts I get are usually Small and Babydoll (I like the v-neck, or something that isn’t up around my throat), although I have a long waist, so they’re usually a bit on the short side...
How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc....
Not an enthusiast of pumpkin scented stuff.
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.
I would love anything from anywhere. Local stuff (with a story behind it) is always very very cool!
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).
Samsung NC20 netbook, with an apple keyboard and a baby mouse. I’d love a mousepad, actually. One can never have too many mousepads.
Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?
Not a huge
Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe?
There may be people who like toe socks around here...but they are none of them me!
Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update?
Don’t collect Haunt.
Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal?
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?
Marshmallows from FusionSweets on Etsy
how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc?
I love the Body Shop’s hemp lip balm, hand cream, and foot balm - but I already have these, so no need for more!
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?
Long strap that I can wear crossbody, but not so long that I can’t rest my hand on it when it’s hanging down (I hate fishing for stuff in my purse). If leather or synthetic leather look, then black; if cloth then any bright colour.
julep maven monthly boxes:
Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?
I’m not in the US, so this voucher doesn’t apply. The Australian version is probably Spreets.
Like commercial socks?
Sure! I’m size 7 Australian (38 UK?) and I like them ankle-length.
What kind of bear is best?
Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus?
Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses?
I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like?
I like her art. I’d get any of the ones with female characters. Especially Eowyn.
Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork?
I do! I kind of wish she had more Asian women in her graphics - I adore this ‘self portrait’ - http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/database/art/view.pl?id=19362 - but it’s still good.
Do you drink wine?
Do I drink wine, or do I drink...wine?
Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?!
Probaby not. J
Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series???
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?
We don’t get candy corn at lal, so any flavour is good!
JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee?
Probably wouldn’t get through customs.
It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out?
The Hunger Games.
I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests?
What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
That I’m a computer programmer. They think I’m too chatty and socially cluey to be a geek.
So who else watched Babylon 5?
I have the first two seasons from a friend...haven’t watched it.
If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be?
Priscilla Boundary. And I would work it, baby!
Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable?
Nope. Don’t really have time to take it either.
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?
Not really, but I’d rather not receive a moppet or anything.
what level of contact were you hoping for?
I’m happy with what I got.
Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to?
Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try?
Any and all!
What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?
Honestly? I’d love a fanfic.
EPICFIC for either Stargate Atlantis (Teyla, John/Teyla), Sanctuary (Kate, Will/Kate), or *coughs* Harry Potter (Harry/Luna). Actually, I’ve just started HP NextGen shipping (someone shoot me, like, now).
Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in?
I always love maple syrup things. J
If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it?
...It’d probably be chocolate covered salted caramel. That’s all.
Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP?
I’m getting you’re not meaning Lembaga Penjaminan Mutu Pendidikan which is the Indonesian Educational Quality Assurance Council...
say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you?
Lady Hsi Wang Mu - the Chinese Mother Goddess of the West. Or possibly Amaterasu - Japanese Sun-Goddess, although I’m not of Japanese descent.
Stuff you've been meaning to do:
My taxes. Tidy my room. Build a chicken tractor to help weed and fertilise my garden.
Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves?
I would. But probably so would Australian Customs if they thought that anything had seeds in it that might affect our crops or native flora and fauna.
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?
I read to get me to sleep. Whatever else happens, I have to read myself to sleep or else I don’t sleep.
Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts?
Sure! Anything Joss (Buffy, Dr. Horrible, Serenity), anything BSG, anything recent Dr Who...
Princess Bride? Yay or nay?
What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches
Classic? I’m not sure. Cap-O-Rushes, perhaps? Kind of Cinderella, only with less fairy godmothers. I like the fairytales that get turned on their head - An Ordinary Princess, Dealing With Dragons, etc. In the Disney Heroine range, I really love Mulan.
how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like?
Fine with it. Fine without it.
What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel?
No, please. Nothing that will gather dust.
Look down. What are you wearing, right now?
Blue jeans, a t-shirt that reads “I fight like a girl” with a silhouette of a woman in a dark forest with blood dripping off her swords.
More things to gather dust, I’m afraid. No.
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?
Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store?
That Crime Scene scarf looks pretty awesome!
I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like?
what's your favorite kind of pizza?
Super Ssupreme - everything and the kitchen sink.
who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want!
Anyone who manages to co-ordinate their clothing, accessories, and jewellery. I’m a t-shirt and jeans kinda gal. For snark, though, fugly.com always does the trick.
Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area?
Only the Fusion Sweets marshmallows - Lychee Rose, Rose, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Lemonade, Lavender, and Tickled Pink Strawberry.
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?
I would love a cover for my Sony Reader 350. The 6” screen? Any design is fine so long as it can be closed tight/fastened so the Reader doesn’t fall out into my bag, and the colours are bright.
Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes?
No - but I’d take a graphic wallpaper - it’s a nice thought.
If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes?
Spoonflower fabric, you mean?
Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people!
Any strong, saturated colours. I hate muddy colours when that’s all there is to the colour scheme - it’s got to have at least one colour that really pops and drags all the other ones in together.
What is your favorite word?
‘Fiddlesticks!’ Okay, I have lot of favourite words, but ‘fiddlesticks’ is definitely one of the fun ones - along with ‘tarradiddle’, ‘inconceivable’ (a la The Princess Bride), and supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.
What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?
I have no feelings on arm warmers and would prefer not to receive them.
Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives?
I have some tarts, but I haven’t really used them. And I’ve still got unused candles lying around the place - no need for any more, honest!
What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty?
Sweet-salty, or sweet.
So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question)
Not a gamer.
Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?
What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee?
I like the pumpkin spice latte that you can get in the fall, and the cinnamon spice latte that they sell around Christmas.
Cthulhu: yay or nay?
Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off?
Go to Asia?
Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:
Hymn - Bond
Gothic Power - X-Ray Dog
I Won’t Say - Hercules
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Stranger - OAR
Smile (Lily Allen) - Glee cast
Chemical Heart - Grinspoon
Faith of The Heart - Russell Watson
Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy
The Wizard And I - Wicked
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 not collecting very much right now unless I see something I really want. I wasn’t planning to order anything.
Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance!
Not really. J
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?
Scarf, long, thin and drapey, I like the synthetic feather ‘wool’ rather than ‘real wool’ - I find most woolens really itchy. Something in strong reds, oranges or pinks - fire colours.
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.
I had a cat for fourteen years but she died earlier this year. We’re thinking of getting some more, but none yet.
Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like?
Heh. No. But what I’ve always wanted is a pair of skeletal metal-feather steampunk wings... Yeah, I know...
How do you feel about terrariums?
I’ve always wanted to make a Macquarium! *geeks out*
What's your favorite horror movie?
I hate horror movies. My nerves can’t take it.
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.
Dear Witch, a small jar of a black tea blend of your choice would be awesome. Something that can be drunk with milk and sugar. Just make sure there aren’t seeds in it, or Customs will probably open the package.
Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay?
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?
Sure! Encouragement towards success is a big issue for me right now, so I would love these.
Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you?
Ooh! Notecards, office supplies, and post-it notes are always useful!
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?
Ideally a comic or graphic novel would have both. But mostly I like the speculative aspects of storytelling - the could bes, might have beens, may bes, and should bes. I believe that stories are how we teach ourselves to cope with the world and the things we don’t know - which is why it’s important to have diversity in main characters, that different people are seen to be taking the lead and struggling, and that it’s not the white male character who’s always the one fighting while everyone else gets cast as a victim.
If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it?
if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be?
Mucha - The Moon And The Stars: The Moon:
Mucha - Times of the Day: Night’s Rest
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 more design and goal-oriented: the processes aren’t so important as the finished product.
What's 'your' song/your theme song?
Right now I’m listening to the Battlestar Sonatica (by Bear McCreary): I think that could do for a themesong in my quieter moments. Otherwise, ‘24’ by Jem.
What would be your superpower?
The ability to strike down with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my sisters...
Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt?
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!
No trail mix. Australian Customs will take it.
Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever?
I have an Italian charm bracelet somewhere. (I think it’s Italian.) But I haven’t worn it for years...
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.
Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc?
I love Lego!
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 buy The Lion at the BPAL Etsy shop, and The Ecstacy Of St Therese.
Are there any characters that you love or identify with?
Stargate SG1: Sam Carter
Stargate Atlantis: Teyla Emmagan
Sanctuary: Kate Freelander
Buffy/Angel: Faith (particularly S4 Faith)
Justice League: Wonder Woman
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?
Bright and strong - good contrast, popping colours. Geometric shapes and things that deceive the eye (like straight lines appearing to be circles in the kaleidoscope quilt pattern url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/seldear/6186849515/][/url]
Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?
So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?
What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?:
I’d have to think about that one.
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?
Not really into nail polish, and I prefer ‘natural’ colours.
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?
Love lipbalm, but don’t need any, thanks.
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 would love fountain pen inks or art supplies! Just for writing, mind - I’m not that great an artist.
-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)
Not really a watercolour person.
-How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.)
Sketchbooks would be nice. I’m not much of an arty person.
-How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?
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?
A nice moisturiser with sunscreen (don’t really have a brand right now, just using plain sorboline), and any Turkish Delight they happen to hav earound the place.
Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?
Would I enjoy it? Absolutely! Would it get through customs? Not a chance in hell!
Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?
Depends on the photograph. I love either.
would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works
That looks quite fascinating - yes! Yes, I would!
Amigurumi, yes or no?
No idea what it is.
I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!
Anything by Mucha. It’s the Art Nouveau period that really gets me, although I love the art in a bunch of other periods, too.
If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?
Heh. I’d find someone who could do a Mucha-style portrait of Mulan, all dressed up for war. The style would be very traditional Chinese, and in bold, bright martial colours.
Name your 3 favorite scents for candles
Rose, amber, and vanilla.
Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea:
Chai, Earl Grey, and Osmanthus.
From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?
LA CALAVERA CATRINA : The Lady of the Graveyard! Autumn leaves, wild roses, bourbon vanilla, dry chamomile, and a bouquet of bright chrysanthemums and Mexican marigolds.
LE REVENANT: A shroud of gardenia, narcissus, and sandalwood with ambrette seed, white cognac, muguet, davana, and white musk.
THE GLITTERING APPLE OF THE STARS: Heirloom Malus, ylang ylang, white and blue musks, crystallized vanilla, tiare, frangipani, and bergamot.
MUSE OF THE NIGHT: Muse of the Night, Luis Ricardo Falero.
A soft, resinous indigo musk with black currant, ylang ylang, Tunisian jasmine, opoponax, rose otto, benzoin, Tahitian vanilla bean, and opium tar.
NIGHTMARE: Vanilla-soaked linen accord with lavender, opium poppy, Moroccan jasmine, golden amber, white honey, and blackened fruit gums.
A NOCTURNAL REVERIE: Violet musk and oudh with black amber, ambergris, agarwood, black currant, dark musk, fig, and lavender incense.
HYGEIA:Red musk and red amber, sweet incense, Mysore sandalwood, tobacco absolute, golden musk, orris root, frankincense, and helichrysum.
PALLAS ATHENE: Antiqued amber, cumin, saffron, frankincense, Atlas cedar, myrrh, mandarin, Ceylon cinnamon bark, and osmanthus.
Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?
I’d actually love a bottle of OPIs ‘Barefoot in Barcelona’. I’ve been looking for a bottle of Estee Lauder’s ‘English Toffee’ for over ten years now, but I don’t think they sell it in Australia anymore - I’m not even sure they make it! It was a wonderful pink-brown colour that looked pink in some lights and brown in others - even one of my male housemates back then noticed it.
Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?
I presently have:
He rides across the nation
The thoroughbred of sin
He got the application
You just sent in
It needs evaluation
So let the games begin
A heinous crime, a show of force
A murder would be nice of course
Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...
Really thick roses. Although I don’t really need any candles right now.
Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?
Ooh. A scarf or socks are always good! In red-purple, or blue - maybe blue and gold?
Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?
Interested, yes! Would they get through customs...probably not.
What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?
Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar?
Not a yarnie and I don’t Ravelry.
Mostly Twitter these days, Blogspot, some LiveJournal - mostly for fannish stuff and a little RL.
Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?
Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?
PC - Samsung NC20 netbook
What is your favorite animal?
Dragon! But in RL, a cat. So independent and fluffy and adorable. And I miss my cat who died four months ago.
What are you going to be for Halloween?
I haven’t decided, but an American friend is holding a Halloween party here in Sydney so I have to think of something to go as!
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?
Poppies. Bright red with thick black centres, brilliant and bobbing.
How do you feel about nick-knacks?
Got too many of them already, would prefer not to have any more.
What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?
Christmas - traditionally when we get to see the relatives and cousins with whom we’re close.
Do you like going to the movies?
Not really. I like watching things with people, though, so I’ll invite people over for movie days or TV show days.
What are your favorite restaurants?
I rather like the high-end fusion-y ones - but anything that has sharp, crisp flavours or thick, melding spices blended together.
Do you play any video games?
...does Angry Birds count?
Do you like any anime?
Not really. I love the design and graphics of them, I just never found anything to hook me in.
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?
Ooh, yes! I have a Sony E-Reader 350.
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 love jewellery! Unfortunately, I usually forget to wear it. So unless it’s fine filigree steelwork flowers, I’m not likely to be wearing it.
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?
I would love it! I love to cook!
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?
Not in need of any boxes - I can paint and decorate my own boxes.
Muppets: yea or nay?
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?
Calvin and Hobbes, oh yes! And I love The Far Side’s dry take on ridiculousness. Oh, I recommend B&E
Favorite Mythological Creature?:
Dragon! Specifically the Chinese dragon, but dragons generally.
Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers
Not really, unless they’re very unusual...
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?
I’m not much of an incense burner.
- Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?
Yes, I guess. At least, I’ve writtne fanfiction for it. Probably Ravenclaw. Possibly Slytherin - I have a ruthless and cunning streak to me that’s rather practical and bloodless.
- If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?
Something I could use in Australia? I’d rather not receive a gift card, actually. It’s very bloodless - I’d rather something that you’d put time and effort and thought into.
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?
Persephone in the Underworld: how did a daughter of daylight come to live in the darkness with Hades? Did she come to love/desire him as he wooed her? What did she think as she walked in the fields of the dead and met with the heroes of old, saw the forgetful and lost in the Fields of Lethe, watched the punishments meted out in the Pit of Tartarus?
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!
I write characters, but I don’t want art of them.
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’d like to fly on a dragon in the skies of Pern. Or travel to Atlantis through the Stargate in Cheyenne Mountain. I’d like to fly a Viper Mark II from the Galactica’s flight deck. Or stand on the observation deck of the Justice League’s Watchtower...
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?
Snuggle down under a comfy quilt, read a familiar, happy novel or story with chocolate to hand - or something buttery and pastry-y.
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?
I used to read the X-Men range - from around 1997-2001. I loved Jean Grey and Jean/Scott, Rogue and Rogue/Gambit, and Ororo and Ororo/Forge. Around 2004, I started watching the animated series of Justice League and fell in love with Wonder Woman and Batman and Bats/Wondy. I never really got into the comics, but I do love the characters and the fanfic that gets written about the animated versions of the Justice League. Oh, and I love the Batclan, with Babs as Oracle and Cass Cain as Batgirl and...see, this is why you should never get me started in comic books!
Basically, I love the female superhero characters.
Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?
I guess I am. I did 10 years of piano, 6 years of flute, and 2 years of tuba. Not sure I could play the tuba anymore, but I’ve always wanted to learn oboe! I love classical music - specifically symphonic stuff in the ‘Classical’ or ‘Romantic’ periods - although stuff for Concert Bands are pretty amazing.
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?
Okay, I love gardening - I’m planning on starting a Permaculture garden with chickens, a wormfarm (already have) and compost - but there’s no point in sending me a starter garden kit, because Australia is draconian about what’s allowed into the country and seeds are definitely a no-no.
However, some Australian seed sites are:
Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?
In Australia, so we don’t really have Halloween. However, if you want to open a conversation with me about possible costumes, I’d be happy to talk!
Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?
The dragon is my ‘totem’ - I was born in the Chinese year of the Fire Dragon, under the Western zodiacal sign of Leo. My mum got me a personal chop with my Chinese Name on it, and a dragon engraved into the side.
Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:
I believe in programs like Kiva - and the philosophy of The Saviour Of The World Is A Twelve Year-Old Girl.
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?
None, really. I tend to like individual works, or admire certain people - Joss Whedon and Terry Pratchett in the drama/comedy realms of TV and books (respectively) are kind of amazing, and JJ Abrams shows are MADE OF EVIL TWISTEDNESS AND ANGST, plus I adore certain female actresses (Rachel Luttrell, Grace Park, Agam Darshi, and Zoe Saldana comes to mind), mostly because they’re so often given so little to work with, but do they work it, baby? Oh yes, baby, they work it!
But I wouldn’t say ‘obsessed’...
are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?
Nope. Never collected Villainess and trying not to add to the BPAL collection.
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?
My cat died earlier this year and we haven’t gotten around to getting a new one. So, no, no pet things please.
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?
Oh geeze. Parker Lily, Aqua Vitae V2, and Stargazer Lily SN. Yes, I know.
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?
Almost anything by Alphonse Mucha.
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 suck at makeup. I buy it and forget to use it, and then just end up using very basic black and gold eyeliner. That’s about it.
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?
Coffee, yes. Tea...you have to be really careful - any kind of viable seeds will get the package torn apart by Australian customs. I once had them pull apart a ‘green apple tea’ teabag by Twinings cos they thought it might have viable apple seeds in it.
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)
I haven’t bought CDs/albums in years.
Are you going away for any part of this round?
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?
Ooh, yes, please! That’s how I tend to get most of my music these days - someone making me a mix-CD!
If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?
Postcards only - I have no real need of knick-knacks to clutter up the already-cluttered room!
Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?
Hockey! (That’s ‘field hockey’ to the Yanks and Canuckistanis. We’re not big on ice hockey down here.) I play in a local hockey competition during the winter (it’s too hot in summer), and a short summer hockey competition in late spring/early summer. I regularly go to the gym - at least twice a week, sometimes three, and I’m thinking of upping it to four. I mostly do Body Pump, which is great for not only burning fat, but also strengthening muscle. When hockey stops, I’ll take up Body Jam which is a choreographed dance class, and now that there’s a Body Step class available, I think I might take one of those, too.
Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?
Not a knitter. I can do (roughly) rectangular things like scarves, but not much more. (Admittedly, I’ve never tried.)
Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?
Post it notes! Pretty letter paper! Funky A4-size sheets on which you can print out (or write out) letters. I love stationary.
Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?
Oh yes, I’m a fan of musicals!
Wicked is definitely one of the best, but I have soft spots for Chicago, most Disney musicals, Mamma Mia, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis...oh, so many musicals over the years! Oh, yeah, and almost any showtune sung on Glee... (They make the damn things so catchy - I download the songs...I don’t even watch the show!)