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2018 Switch Witch HALLOWEEEEEN!



This is currently really just a placeholder waiting for all of the in-thread questions. I will try to update it each evening as questions are posted since I can't easily edit things during the day.

Sock Dreams


I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
I have a horrible feeling the stuff I want would be too fragile for my life! But I see there are candle merchants listed, and if they have wax tarts, I would be interested in those. (I can't have candles in my apartment because monsters = no open flame.) And sturdy housewares would be neat. And I keep meaning to look for a shawl/cloak pin (one that would work for a crocheted shawl) and just keep forgetting.


Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
No, not into games.


There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
I'm on a big spice/herb mix kick right now! I'm not into spicy stuff, but I love to sprinkle some sort of herb/spice mix over potatoes and chicken in my Instant Pot and just letting everything cook while I wind down from the day. Super easy dinner with plenty left over for lunch the next day!

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/
I love that print of the black kitty and the owl! Because black kitty! And murderbird! The taxidermy stuff is a hard no, though, because my monsters would knock them off shelves and/or break them into many, many pieces.

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
Not a witch, and I'm not even sure what this is, so I don't think this would be for me.

What house were you sorted into?
Ravenclaw to the core!


Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus?
Copying a few other people here: The Craft! (I've only seen Practical Magic once, and meh. I've never seen Hocus Pocus and have no desire to do so.)

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns -- Ooh, cool designs! But I'm not doing cross stitich right now.
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency -- The Reader, Triggers.

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get?

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)?
I don't know how many times I've looked at ColourPop or Juvia's Place eyeshadow palettes and then not bought one. They're gorgeous, and I hear nothing but good things about them, and I just... don't click that purchase button.

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
This is going to sound really weird, but I've been eyeing the Quip toothbrush and Cocofloss subs lately!

Coffee or Tea?
Usually coffee, and lots of it! My blood type is French roast. For home, I prefer whole bean because I do pourover. For work, we use K-cups. I do like tea, but I'm kind of picky.
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Monster Mash, Witch's Brew

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
AE Egypti, March Hare


Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Yes! All of it! I'm not super into unsolved mysteries just because I'm into the solutions to mysteries, but there are some I'm fascinated with, like DB Cooper.

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
Shower gels (not Naked versions): Cinders, Sleepy, Rose Jam
Lip scrube: Sugar Plum Fairy, Cranberry Fizz
Body conditioners (not Naked versions): Snow Fairy, Buck's Fizz
Festive Friends Fun

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Weenies: It Was Folly to Grieve or to Think, Pom Alice/Dorian/Morocco/Snake Oil, The Night is Waning Away
Motherhood: Dignified. Elegant. Sophisticated.
Fatherhood: Lilith Poundcake, Three-Fingered Dad, No DNA Test Required

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
Not really into them. I do have a few (mostly fandom-related) buttons pinned up on my cube wall at work, but I don't wear them on my jacket/bag/etc.


Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
I'm not really witchy, but I love incense and tarot decks!

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Nah, I'm set.

Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so?
Wishlists are above! I don't have a goodreads list.

If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best?
Pretty much anything soft. Fingering, DK, worsted, wool, cotton, acrylic -- I don't really have much of a preference as long as it's pretty! I have a yarn winder, so if it's a hank instead of a skein or cake, I can fix that.


Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
I'll have to circle back to this one. My computer is a fussy thing right now that doesn't want to open lots of images. :(
If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
There's this absolutely bonkers horror movie from about twenty years ago called Real Killers (or sometimes just Killers. For some reason, it seems to have been released under both titles) directed by Mike Mendez that I would *love* to get in some sort of digital form! I don't think it was released on dvd. I have it on VHS, but I don't have a way of playing tapes any more. I have a Macbook with a USB port as well as a dvd drive.

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
AGGRETSUKO ANYTHING! Lucky cats are cool, too, as are pens.

Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
Ooh, indie/fannish nail polish! Where Eagles Dare, The Cat Will Knock This Over at 3AM, Thirteen, Carrie.

Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
The company is still operating, but it's a discontinued product: Lush Skinny Dip. I would love shower gel, lotion, or perfume with that scent!

Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Nay. I'm not opposed to it. I just keep not drinking it.

Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?

Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Love it! Obsessed! It's actually how I ended up placing my first BPAL order, int fact.

Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Not this time around. Maybe next year.

I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
I don't wear jewelry.

Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
Yes! Pretty much all lengths, although I have chunky calves! I've got some saved to my Sock Dreams wishlist. Sock It to Me's Stretch-It socks are my favorite when it comes to knee-highs.

07 Oct
Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month?

Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Bar soaps are out for me, but I would love to try some of their whipped soap or body cream! Scent-wise, really, anything that matches my scent preferences.


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