Answers to questions asked in the thread (aside from the questionnaire) until 10/13
(you can also find my answers here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L18tjl_S2KxLkjo1hyF7SHrdmJHgXCLAzZ73X0sjVg0/edit?usp=sharing )
Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Both!
Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Ghosts and skeletons are fun halloween (and every day!) decor, but I’m not into like reading about aliens or bigfoot or anything.
Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? Twilight sparkle jar I’m most interested in. The shower scrub and shower lotion are interesting but I’m not too interested in the christmas scents.
Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Basically all of the Dead Leaves scents. Nothing bottle worthy b/c the lab’s dead leaves can sometimes give me a headache(but not always, it’s weird). I also realized I’ve never tried Samhain (somehow??) and am curious about the Samhain chaos theory. From the Trading Post, I’m curious about the Red Masque atmos sprays.
How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thank you. I don’t have a place to put/display them.
Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I’m a kind of non-witch, lazy witch. I love the idea of rituals and spell craft but don’t do a lot of it. I can’t do incense, but I love tarot cards, have been wanting to collect more crystals, but in a functional form(jewelry/wearable/wands). Perhaps most helpful, I’ve been wanting to get back to using candles and anointing oils, so a set of colored candles and/or some TAL samples would be very welcome. I could use TALs for energy, creativity, work and prosperity(I’m hoping to change jobs/get a new job soon), as well as health(my S.O and I have quite a few health issues) and mental clarity/stress relief/calming.
Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? I don’t do a lot of decanting but I’ve been wanting to dabble in making my own blends, and creating body sprays/alcohol perfumes from my bpal, so small glass vials/bottles with sprayers and pipettes would be welcome
Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? Look at the top!
If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? I’m very much a beginner knitter so I have no idea! I haven’t liked the acrylic yarns I’ve used, but they were also the cheap kind.
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!
The gradient asymmetrical wrap and dragon wing cowl are a big YES. They’d be helpful for my freezing cold office. Also yes to the Multi directional fingerless mitts. I don’t have a need for regular gloves or hats, and I think the sillies would just collect dust. (I already have too many stuffed animals and figs!)
1. Gradient Asymmetrical Simple Wrap (https://www.ravelry....ns/library/boom) (I'd dye the yarn myself for this one)
2. Dragon Wing Cowl (https://www.ravelry....ragon-wing-cowl)
3. Textured Cowl (https://www.ravelry....lview-road-cowl)
6. Messy Ponytail Hat (https://www.ravelry....ary/holey-hat-2)
7. Simple Beanie (https://www.ravelry....runswick-beanie)
8. Fish Hat (https://www.ravelry....t-dead-or-alive) (because Halloween and because FUNNY!)
9. Earflap Hat (https://www.ravelry....-ear-flap-hat-2) (because winter is coming!)
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.)? I can’t think of anything right now.
Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Nothing in particular.
Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/
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?
Oh lord. My last witch spoiled me by introducing me to Future Primitive and now I want to try MOAR! The stuff I'm interested in:
Products: Body cream, bar soap, whipped soap, conditioning hair rinse, shea bubbling scrubs (damask rose and yang yang), perfume.
Scents:Opium Den, Stone the Crows, Tombstone, The Gloaming, Surrender Dorothy, Corwainer, Rook and Raven, Gothica, Arabian Nights, Incantation,
I currently have Body Cream in scent OM
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? I'd normally say "No", but I recently discovered Violette Market's "Hades" perfume. I've never actually smelled it, but it sounds like a perfect match for my Hades character in my Hades and Persephone novel. I've been trying to track some down and I'm afraid I never will.
Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Oh YAY! I'm good for all kinds, except beer (sadly. can't have it due to wheat/malt) and cider (just not a fan). Especially a fan of artistinal, botanical gins and specialty liqueurs (especially homemade, local varieties). Also mead, especially local mead!
Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? I will never say no to fingerless gloves of any length. My fingers get cold (but I can't type with regular gloves!). I also wouldn't mind a light shawl for the cold office. Dark purples, dark blues, dark greens, black, greys, and dark reds are all in my wheelhouse. I wouldn't mind something with teal or mossy green either.
Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? I'm not a super fan, but I like it well enough. May more than meh?
Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? I am participating this year! I wouldn’t mind this year’s shirt (Large size). I’m also planning on buying the new version of Scrivener (Scriv 3) when it’s released for PC
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) Edit: This is also my own question. I promise I didn't put it here to get someone to buy me from it! I just made an order from here for myself. There still a bit I’m interested in. I’ve saved the ones I’m most interested in to my Amazon jewelry wishlist