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Witch Answers!


Kaboodle Wishlist

Think Geek Wishlist


General Answers!


Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things?

Mmmm s'mores


What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.

I don't know if this counts... but I won a laptop at my school's afterprom. That was pretty cool.


Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example)

I pretty much don't have a kitchen in this apartment, and absolutely no oven. So I don't get to do a lot of cooking. I don't need bento supplies, I have more than enough XD


Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear?

One of my family members gets me a new pair each year, so I have them coming out my ears XD


What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?

Dark chocolate, no nuts, no fruit. Caramel okay.


I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places?

I don't think I've been in any of these... I...wouldn't know...


Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?

I will eat pretty much anything :lol: The rules on mailing things are weird in Japan, though, so be careful!


I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible!

Art supplies! Probably cool charms or beads, or maybe wire or pieces of leather, or,or,or


What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants?

Italian, German, Mexican (but not too spicy). I loved ChiChi's when they were still around. O'Charleys, Olive Garden. I'm simple :DXD


I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?

Not that I can think of...


what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?

FFVII, Nyanpire, Hitchhiker's Guide, PoT, Good Omens. If there was a Good Omens tee, I would probably kill someone for it :wub2:


Do you have an eReader and if so which one?

A first gen Kobo, his name is Aziraphale :angel: He's not as fancy as the ones out now, and he's a bit slow, but I loves him.


Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?

I love burning! I love spicey, incensey smells. Dragon's blood is a favorite. I also have some Japanese temple incense that I have no idea what it is but I adore.



No, thank you


Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter?

I don't have a counter, and my washer is evil. So probably not :sad:


Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka?

I don't drink


If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that?

The import store here has TimTams a lot, I like! Caramello Koalas sound HILARIOUS! Would try! I don't know much about other Australian things... I want to eat an emu, but I don't think that counts :lol:


If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)?

I'm allergic to wool, so just a note on that. Otherwise, something for my head (cowl, scarf, etc.) since I ride my bike a lot and winter is cooooold.


Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out?

Just me, sadly


I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them?

I don't see anything that catches my interest, no


mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you?

Sure, why not


Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area?

No, thank you


Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials?

Leather stamping and wood carving are the only ones I can think of at the moment.


Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?

No, Thank you


Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?

I don't


Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?

My style is semi-eclectic so I haven't really noticed any artist I particularly like. I'm not into modern art, I can say that much.


If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images?

I can't think of anything specific, but I like dragons quite a bit. I usually decorate things with a mix of dragons, phoenix or animals. I like tribal or sort of henna-esque designs a lot. All of my BPAL boxes/holders are decorated with peacocks currently. Not entirely sure how that happened XD


Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs?

This is quite an answer to this question, but I DESPERATELY want to try The Red Rider and The White Rider. I can't seem to find them on any sales/swaps pages, so I guess they must be good! I'm horribly in love with Black Rider so I really want to try the other two.


I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish?

I can't wear nail polish to work, so no nail polish for me. Sorry


Stuffed things: yea or nay?



Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice.

Wild rice, no. It would be a pain to ship internationally. Maple syrup would be yummy though! :lol:


I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them?

No, thank you


How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box?

That could certainly be cool! As long as my dear witch doesn't happen to be from my hometown (Cincinnati) :rofl:


Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name?

That could certainly be interesting, what kind of bat?


Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?

Not me :(


What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style?

My kitchen is pretty much non existant. I have two burners attached (literally) to a sink. There is a mini fridge with a microwave on top behind that. That's it. I don't like talking about my kitchen, needless to say *sigh*


Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine


"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands." Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


"I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets." Dave Edison


"I think a pillow should be the peace symbol, not the dove. The pillow has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have a beak to peck you with." Jack Handey




Becalmed upon the sea of Thought,

Still unattained the land it sought,

My mind, with loosely-hanging sails,

Lies waiting the auspicious gales.


On either side, behind, before,

The ocean stretches like a floor,--

A level floor of amethyst,

Crowned by a golden dome of mist.


Blow, breath of inspiration, blow!

Shake and uplift this golden glow!

And fill the canvas of the mind

With wafts of thy celestial wind.


Blow, breath of song! until I feel

The straining sail, the lifting keel,

The life of the awakening sea,

Its motion and its mystery!


- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.


In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.


Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.


It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.


- William Ernest Henley


Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!

1. Industry - The Modern

2. Tell Me Ma - Sham Rock

3. Dance in the Dark - Lady Gaga

4. Tomoe - Smile.dk

5. Perfect Enemy - t.A.T.u.

6. A Crippling Blow - The Killers

7. Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

8. Jet Drive - Atobe Keigo (Suwabe Junichi)

9. Love <3 Shine - DDR OST

10. Eyes Like Yours - Shakira


What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? I really like baby ducks. I really don't like cats.


Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? Um...no?


If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? Not that I know of...


Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows* I don't think it's physically possible in my area :lol:


What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade, and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or homemade? I'm pretty open... I mean, don't send me gently used soap, of course XD but other than that...


Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be?I know exactly nothing about what goes well, so this would probably smell like a mess, but: Leather, Dragon's Blood, Frankincense and Labdnaum. There are absolutely no top notes in there, so no idea how mixing three base notes with one middle would even work... probably horrible.


Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? I don't think I've ever been in a place like that to look...


Ninjas or Pirates? Seafaring Ninjas


Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? My mom really really really likes Halloween. The house gets transformed into a haunted house with new things added each year. My family members all haunt the house, and the kids have to go through to get their candy. We do a scare count and keep track of how many kids cried and how many ran away. The ones who cried but made it through get extra candy, of course. :lol:


I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? Nah, I don't do baths


Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? Swallowtail (Japanese film) I just can't seem to find it anymore...


Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Not that I can think of...


Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Nope!


Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? I can't think of any others...


OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? Not a drinker, so none for me, thanks


Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth? No Disney, thanks


Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? Nope


Lush? Never tried them... I have a friend who is in love but since I don't like sweet or fruity smells I haven't seen anything of hers that intrigued me


I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? My brain caught on vintage candy, but I think I'm just hungry XD Nothing I can think of


Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? That word brings me back to the 90s so much. Mp3 is best for me.


dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. I don't own any candles, so probably no :lol:


Do you lust after some new socks/tights? I'm picky about socks, and I HATE tights.


are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in?

I...don't know who that is...


Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want?

Total gamer. DS, PSP, PS3, D&D, PC and board games. My current wanted game is Guild Wars 2. I also like board games, I have a few but we do a game night every month so its always nice to have new stuff!


Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?

I wan't aware BPTP did candy...


Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground?

I'm not a coffee drinker.


CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...?

This sounds fascinating! I would be really worried about weight and breaking since I'm international though :(


Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?

No... T_T


If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc?

I'm not really on LJ


A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card?

Not too into tarot...


And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones?

No thanks


Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?

Hot chocolate!


Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?

No gum. Hard and soft depends on flavors. Chocolate and caramel good, fruits less so.


Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.)

Tea bags


If you like tea, what kinds?

Probably good on the tea front XD


Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please?

I don't have one... yet


Zombies; Yay or Nay?



If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it?

No pets :(


If you have kids, what are they into?

No kids!


How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like?

I'm not very into lace...


Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want?

No thanks


Candy Corn: yes, no? I'm debating attempting to make some. >.>

No thanks



I love stupid science jokes (can you do that?) I think this: I-Find-Humerus.jpg is about five times funnier than it has any right to be. I also love jokes with a note of randomness. I love Hitchhikers Guide and Neil Gamain makes me ROFL a lot.


The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. Here's the link to the site. If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig?



You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc?

Probably my green military shirt-dress with black leggings, slightly heeled black boots and matching green military-esque hat.


You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like?

Oh man, that's tough... I ... I honestly don't know... I can even choose a store!


You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable).

Guild Wars 2, a fluffy stuffed nyanpire and a super amazing gaming laptop XD


What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent?

Either Mage or Black Rider depending on my mood. I have an imp of both but I ration them ridiculously. I will eventually get around to getting a bottle, but even that will be rationed :lol:


Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?

The Lurid Library


If you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears?

My ears aren't pierced, bu I occasionally wear earrings


My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love?

I don't really like any brand names


I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchees to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com

I honestly keep trying to answer this question... I am super ADD on amazon. I blame the "People who bought his also bought" list.


In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos?

Find new music, read cracked.com or read things online usually.


And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms?

FFVII: Zack Fair followed by Sephiroth

Star Ocean: Til the End of Time: Albel Nox

Nyanpire: Date Masamunya followed by Nyanpire

Basara: Date Masamune

PoT: Atobe Keigo followed by Fuji Syuusuke

Hitman Reborn: Xanxus followed by Hibari


My Little Pony... Cute or meh?

I liked the original when I was little, so the new one is vaguely insulting to me.


Lip balm - tube or tin?



Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes?

That could be nice ^_^


Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles?

No thanks, I like reading my words XD


Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no?

I rarely use bar soap, but scrubby bits sounds funny!


Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like?

Not that I can think of!


Would you like a pair of knitted socks?

No thanks


Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related?

I don't really use dish or facecloths, so not likely


Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples?

I'm not entirely sure what that is...


Do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female?

I'm ambivalent toward nudes


Are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc?

Um...not that I can think of... I don't do a lot of etailing because of shipping costs to where I am, so I don't know much about them XD


ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there?

My wishlist is at the top!


What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding?

I can't for the life of me find The Red Rider (or White Rider) in swaps...does that count? XD


Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday?

...She has a new book?


Favorite and least favorite baked goods?

I like cookies, I don't like anything with nuts or fruit.


What size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)?

Depends on the country, generally I just go with a medium in the US (for both).


I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general?

I'm not big on jams generally


Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures?

No thank you


What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)?

I have no idea... I have purposely avoided looking at the other smellies companies since I want to keep my obsession manageable :lol:


If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? (ex. spiders, skulls, hearts...?)

Dragons, phoenix, feathers, spirals, wolves, hawks.



I have not yet taken my OWLS but I am studying hard and should pass them with flying colors. In other news, I don't have any particular affection for owls as a bird.


Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds?

I haven't looked XD


Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you?

Probably not


Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything...

What's Haunt?



I live in a shoebox surrounded by concrete.


Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments?

I don't wear make-up so I wouldn't have the slightest idea what to do with them


Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)?

Witch's Dance looked like it might be a possibility, but not really

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