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  1. 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions I like the ghost one and the little tree guy 9/26/17 Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ The unicorns are cute, the slouch hat is nice, and the owl fingerless gloves too What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Tiger Lily!!!! , Shroud, Yew Trees What are some things you do NOT want to receive? I don't think this will be something I would get, but no real bones or fur or animal parts, wet specimens, things like that. That would completely squick me. Like I said, I don't think I would get something like that, but worth mentioning. is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Ok, yes, I admit, the Lestat one caught my eye Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? I've been seeing lacy eye masks in several stores recently. Not ure if Claire's has them, but they're pretty Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? Oooh, they have Blood Orange, a favorite scent/flavor of mine! 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson I liked the one called "Toil and Trouble" Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Some of the wall hangings were pretty Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. plain chocolate with walnuts is my favorite do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) I like spicy but not too much -think chiptle or poblano pepper, not habanero what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? I updated my wishlist, but Chocolate Chai Cupcake, Pupmkin Spice Cathedrdal, a couple others I can't think of right now 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? Not really, but I do sometimes keep one or two if I like the art Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ Oh wow, there's several that I like on there! Tiger Lily, Pomegranate Prince, Wishing Adeline and the Shooting Stars, Heart Hill Forest Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Hedgehogs, as I mentioned in my ?aire, I love hedgehog all the things! Owl is my spirit animal, and I like dragons, unicorns, and gryphons. would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I answered this in the thread too. I couldn't go when they were here because I had no money for a ticket, but I collect keychains,/pendants/pins from each DM show I've been to. It's been a different thing from each tour, so I'm not sure what they'll have this time around, but a keychain or something like that would be really loved! Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? I think I'd like SN: Bluebonnet, since I have family that was affected by Harvey. I might like to smell Take a Knee and Flor de Maga, but they are not must-haves for me. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? I'm always open to ideas in that direction, but I'm nowhere near living that way yet! 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ I use Wallflowers, they have some cute Halloween ones right now. Any of the pumpkin scents, of course, also, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweater Weather, Lavender Eucalyptus are favorite scents too. I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? All the crystals! All of them, you hear me? Seriously, I kinda collect stones and crystals and I love them all. If one speaks to you, go for it! Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? ​Yes please! What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Chocolate chip, no nuts Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) Sounds interesting, but I'm good right now, thanks Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Sounds intriguing Want some honey from the bees on our property? I think I'm good on honey right now Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. I don't use jam much, but a small jar would be appreciated How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. I'd be willing to try it, but I don't know if I would want a whole jar. I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. I like dehydrated fruit. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? Bags are always appreciated 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm Sure, sounds yummy! do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? My apartment tub is small, so I never really take baths. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have a Google Pixel, I have a case for it, but I would really like one of those cases that are meant to go in your purse that look like a checkbook cover or billfold kind of thing. Might be a bit pricey for the swap, though. 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Well, I love pumpkin spice, so those lollys sound kinda cool. I don't eat a ton of candy though. Are any witchees into coloring books? This was my question, so yes! Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? There's a lot of super cute stuff there, but nothing in particular stands out If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? There's just me, so setting for 8, obviously! LOL, I'm kidding of course. Like I said, just me, so 1 setting would be lovely. 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? Well, Hamilton, I've never seen or heard it, so I'd like to. And I love Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but I don't have the soundtrack (either the movie or the stage production). I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? BPAL's Broadway sounds lovely, and if there are any con exclusive Funko pops. I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? A cowboy, maybe? Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? There's a lot of cute stuff on that site. There was a smallish crossbody bag. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. I can’t think of any Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! I need something to hang on a wall. I would also probably gravitate toward furniture right now, but I don't expect my witch to send me a chair or coffee table! 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I like ThinkGeek, but nothing is jumping out at me right now Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. I seriously love midCentury Modern. But I also love heavy Southwest colonial wood and metal pieces, sort of a southern gothic thing, which is probably different from what others think of southern gothic. But I also am pretty minimalist with my decorating too, I start to get anxious when I have too much “stuff” lying around. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? Nope, I don't use aprons BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) That is kinda cute 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Yep, I love socks. I susally only wear them in fall and winter, but I love trouser socks for work, in brown black and grey, with different patterns, and ankle or knee socks for casual with designs on them. Like I have a pair with hedgehogs, And I always get a pair of Halloween socks from Target. And I have a pair that says “Carpe the Fuck out of this Diem” Stuff like that. The really short ones though, that just come up over the ankle bones, tend to slip down into my shoes. Would you be open to previously-loved books? Absolutely! Share the book love! What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Absolutely! Share the BPAL love! So what are your favorite fandoms? Firefly, Buffy, Supernatural, MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Oooh, lavender wand! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? I read Tarot. I have several decks, and I covet several more. The ones I covet the most right now are pretty pricey though (The Tessera Oracle and the Last Unicorn Tarot on Kickstarter), but there are some on my Amazon wishlist, under “Occult Books”. Oops, forgot I made that list private. I moved them out into the main wishlist. Also, the Golden Thread Tarot here: https://labyrinthos.co/products/golden-thread-tarot-deck-cards World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Sure! Someone once compared getting a reading done to going out to eat. You can do it at home, but it's nice to have someone else do it for a change. It also can give a little insight you may miss, being too close to the issue. Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? I can always use chime candles, of any color. Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Dead Man's Bones, Haunted Woods, Moonrise Bonfire, October Road, Pumpkin Chai Latte, Samhain Hard Cider – I've never heard of this shop before and whoever thought of this question is an evil enabler, lol 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? I think I covered this in my questionnaire, but Smoky quartz, carnelian, garnet, tourmaline If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? All of the above, Depends on my mood. Any love of pirates or SCA? Yes, but I don't really cosplay. Possibly because I haven't got a decent costume. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Moana all the things! Also Maleficent but cartoon Maleficent, not Angelina Jolie Maleficent Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Ravenclaw. Luna is my homegirl. How do you feel about chokers? No thanks. 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? The banner is cute. I like vintage, or vintage-looking 60s and 70s stuff, like “popcorn” decorations and the Beistle cutouts. These are things I grew up with. I know they can fetch a pretty penny though. Examples: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-OF-HANDMADE-MELTED-PLASTIC-POPCORN-HALLOWEEN-DECORATIONS-WITCH-PUMPKIN/352170862367?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D47507%26meid%3Dc9f9d5aeed6e4a54991abeaadd6188cb%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D352114387532&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850 And https://www.amazon.com/Beistle-01009-Packaged-Halloween-Cutouts/dp/B0041197KI/ref=pd_bxgy_79_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041197KI&pd_rd_r=TTCNWZ1XR3GQNHD7MHHA&pd_rd_w=RycMj&pd_rd_wg=Sa30K&psc=1&refRID=TTCNWZ1XR3GQNHD7MHHA&dpID=51LQlcKce%252BL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=detail Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I live right up the road from one, and love pumpkin spice all the things. So no need to get me anything special from Trader Joe's Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I am very poor cook, so anything that could help in this department would be nice! I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? I like seashells and sandollars, things like that. What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? No thanks 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I don't live with any animals or small humans Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Vampire Vanilla Bat Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) My wishlist is pretty up to date on scents. I covet the Last Unicorn Pendant though 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? Not much of a gamer, but I do play World of Warcraft, so I like cute WoW stuff How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! Any of those are gorgeous, but I especially like the leafy one. Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? - Yes, I do enjoy a good beer. Hefeweizens, chocolate stouts, blondes. I really don't care for IPAs, though. I tend to drink a lot of local breweries - Michigan has several, so the most mainstream beer I've had in a looong time is Bell's Oberon. I like ciders, too. Strongbow and Crispin are my favorite commercial brands. Like booze? What kinds? Yep, Vodka and whiskey are my go-to's of the hard liquor variety. TIto's and Jameson's for preference. Like Wine? What kinds? This too. (My god, I sound like a lush, lol.) I prefer pinot noir and malbecs in reds and pinot gris/grigio in whites. Not too fond of blush or sparkling wines. Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! That sounds fun. I wouldn't really know how to attach them, but I have wanted to do some wilder color in my hair for a while, and this sounds like a fun option to add color without a dye job For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I don't make a point of watching them, but I like the classic monster movies like Dracula and the Wolfman. I like newer classics like Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic. I love the Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell is groovy. Fan-made merch would be fun. 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ ooOOooo they have liquid soap! And Rosemary Patchouli sounds right up my alley! What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I like all the classics: ghosts, black cats, pumpkins, skellys, witches, etc. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I do eat candy, just not a whole ton of it. I think I mentioned the Halloween SweetTarts in the ?aire. Local treats would be fun. I like chocolate, caramel not so much. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? No thanks Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I had no idea what this was, so I had to google it. If my witch spent the kind of time involved in making some thing like that, I would love it Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Things like this tend to fall right out of my hair, it is baby-fine and even though I like them (especially bugs for some reason. I have a couple of sparkly bug hairpins and barrettes) I almost never use them because they always fall out. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Any and all. Local stuff is always fun! Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? I don't feel like I'd have time to devote to a subscription magazine, but there are a few boxes that might be fun. I remember seeing one for tea before, and Darby Smart has a mystery DIY box to do crafts with. Also Pusheen Box cos everyone loves Pusheen! Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Um, probably not. Well, there was a matte deep indigo blue lipstick in the most recent Avon catalog... How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I still listen to CDs a lot. And the CDs I really like I rip to my computer. I do have an Amazon Prime so I have Prime Music too, but mostly CDs. Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? I have a Kindle but I prefer actual books. A scary classic horror book would be great! Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I do all of the above. Incense is mostly used for ritual use. Candles and wax tarts are for fun. My wax tart burner, however, is a small Pyrex bowl on an electric candle warmer. It works, but it ain't pretty. Oh - also I use B&BW Wall Flowers. They had a couple of really cute Halloween-themed light up ones I saw. And I saw a really cute Halloweenie candle holder at Target too. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? I am pretty good on these. However, I'm a beader. I can always use Beadalon, crimps, and clasps. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Aggretsuko is my spirit animal! Also, I love the San-X Nyanko. I call them "food kitties." They kind of look like the kitties from Neko Atsume but they are dressed up as food, like this: https://mooglegurl.deviantart.com/art/Nyanko-Burger-and-Friends-121408036 How do you feel about nail wraps? I don't do my nails if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I have never had anything handknit, and I covet it all! Not allergic to any fibers that I know of. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? OK, there is a book I love, called Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand. The main character is called Sweeney Cassidy, and her two best friends are basically earthly incarnation of the Goddess and her lover. But it's not all love and puppies. Think more Cybele and Attis. Anyway, Sweeney doesn't really understand it, but she knows she loves her friends, and to see something real, and dark,and huge like that to to try to stand up to it - she really spoke to me. If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? OK, obscure book reference again. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander. It's a kid's book, about a boy and his cat. Cats have nine different lives they can visit. They go to Ancient Egypt, Roman Britain, Feudal Japan, Pre-Christian Ireland, Germany During the Burning Times, Peru during the Conquest, and Colonial America. I'm missing a couple. Anyway, this would be almost my ideal time trip. If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. I've always loved the Sugar Skull pendants Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? This would be really nice, but wouldn't it be hard to get measurements and such? Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Since I haven't settled on a costume yet, probably not. Maybe some generic things that could be used for multiple costumes. 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Yes, For emotional healing, for letting go, for unburdening Do you like poetry? Yes, some Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Sure! Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? It would be wasted on me, I'm afraid. I've never learned to do anything with yarn. Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Someone did this for e i a previous SW, and it meant the world to me. My charities of choice are the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Liliths and Weenies are in my wishlist 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Mama Didn't listen So I told the Bees, Owlett's End, Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Anything quintessentially British - something from Boots, or a Tube Keychain, or Earl Grey tea Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I probably would want to read Welcome to Night Vale, but I've never listened to any of the podcasts. I find podcasts kind of hard to listen to. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? I could definitely use a Money Candle! Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? Sisterhood of the Moon ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ I must be non-hip or something, cos I really am not into the holo or glittery nailpolishes. I just like a plain creme color. 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I don't much use this kind of thing, but I do really covet an Oberon Designs journal one day Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? - Or Haus of Gloi? Sure, try me in my favorite scents - things with vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? I have one now, but the ones that were pictured were cute Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? Honestly, I always wait for the Lush Christmas Collection. Love me some Snowcake! 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? - Flavor and roast preferences? - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - Loose leaf or tea bags? - Anything specific you don't like? - Are you in need of any gadgetry? I drink tea, I don't really drink coffee. I can do bags or loose tea, I have a couple of different things to do loose leaf in. Like all kinds but prefer black or green. No gadgets needed at the moment. 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? Everyone can always use moar storage, right? Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? I have not tried anything,not sure I'd be into anything What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I just got my first smartphone this year, so any apps that are fun or useful would be appreciated 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Zoinks! Jinkies! Scooby's groovy, but Scrappy needs to go home. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I don't really wear a ton of makeup. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ I might be interested in a sample, it looks interesting. 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1 They're adorable but I can't fit TeeTurtle
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    Blood Moon Full Lunar Eclipse

    This is all soft peppery woods on me, with the musk and frankincense mellowing it out. So pretty. Funny that so many of us are getting the opposite of a warlike or aggressive blend from this. When I viewed the eclipse that night I felt calm, peaceful, and this blend matches that feeling perfectly. Now the myrrh's coming up a bit. Gosh, this is is gorgeous. Gonna age a treat.
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    There is a shop in the area called Noir Leather. They sell vintage clothing, leather goods, and - in the back room - everything you could ever want for a well-stocked dungeon. Adam smells like this shop - leather, sandalwood incense, and the smell of vintage clothes - that vaguely musty, dusty cloth smell. It's really, really evocative to me. Trying again after a few months: there is a sharp note in here which is kind of ruining the experience for me. Not sure whether it's the plastic or the ambergris but sadly, not for me.
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    Eusapia (Yule Prototype)

    This is a mix of something very sweet, and faded flowers. In the bottle and wet, the sweet vaguely fruity was heavy, but as it dried, the floral came out. Faded, dried flowers seem to be a big theme with the Spiritualism scents, which to me fits well. ETA: And since I amp fruit, the flowers are all gone and now it's all a vaguely raspberry smell.
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    The Fox Sisters (Yule Prototype)

    This is kind of where my nose for notes fails. I'm getting a light, sweet, floral, but I couldn't pick out individual notes too much. My first thought was cherry blossom. I'm not usually a fan of straight-up florals, but this is a nice one.
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    Ectoplasm (Yule Prototype)

    For me, this kind of went the opposite way - first it was all cologne-y musk, in fact, I was strongly minded of generic men's cologne. And then the lemon notes came on after. My nose is not as adept at picking out notes, but once it dried, huffing my wrist is like sucking on a lemon drop, a sticky sweet lemon. My ectoplasm is all yellow, I guess!
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    Spirit Photograph (Yule Prototype)

    This is a kind of dusty, papery, dried-flowery type of smell, something like you'd expect a Victorian lady in mourning to wear. It took me a while to figure it out, but it reminds me a bit of Shroud, but with a sharper, aquatic note that floats in and out.
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    There was a spicy note right off the top with this, which I suspect is the carnation, and then cedar soon after. For a while it was very green and spicy floral, like arrugula, but in a good way! That was the association my nose made, I swear, but I liked it. Now it's dried down and the cedar and sage have come out a little more, and the sharp spicy note has backed down. Pretty!
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    (Not So) Penitent (Mini) Magdalene

    IN the bottle and wet on my skin, it was spicy vanilla ice cream.. As it dried, the beeswax came out more, and it's an amazing blend of those notes together. I really, really like this and I'm glad my decant came in time for me to order a bottle!
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    My first thought on trying Samhain was "this smells like sipping spiced cider while sitting outside on a crisp fall day."
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    The Diamond’s Gong

    For me, this was pretty much white musk and incense, swirling together. It's really simple and elegant. And has some pretty good staying power. My recliner still has hints of it today, after applying on my arms yesterday.
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    To Autumn

    Today was very much autumnal, so I got out this decant to complement the mood. And to write a review, which I didn't do before. In the bottle and wet, it was moss and nuts - two sharp, almost unpleasant notes and I am suddenly reminded that the scent of hazelnut can make me sick to my stomach. I guess I thought I'd take a gamble when I got it. But thankfully, on drydown, the nuts and moss mellow out and blend together, and the galangal and leaves show up too. I get no apple at all, maybe that's to do with the age of the decant. Turned out to be a nice scent for a day like today.
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    Milk Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea Ganache Truffle

    Since there is a bottle available on etsy, I dug out my decant to see if I wanted to spring for it. What people are describing as Froot Loops or Lemon pledge I got as sweet tarts candy. Now as it has dried I've got a really, really creamy chocolate, with almost no matcha at all. It's nice, but I don't think the bottle on etsy is coming home to me.
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    Switch Witch Question List of DOOM

    ***6/20-21*** Are there any single notes (likely non bpal) that anyone is dying to have/try? Not especially, but I love sandalwood and would like to try different makers' versions net flick or the likes gift subscriptions? A month of Netflicks vs a DvD? Oh yes! I've been meaning to try Netflix for some time, and haven't yet Adorable Japanese characters? Not so much. Do you collect dolls or miniatures? What kind? Do you like to get new clothes or items for them? No - dolls creep me out a bit Would you like any recycle/upcycle supplies for your crafting? I had some found objects for my jewelry, but I never used them. I never knew how to incorporate them. Tips for using them would be a good thing. Is there a program you might have missed or show you love which is gone from the airwaves which might be found (or burned) for you by a Witch? Wonderfalls! I hear so much about it, but never saw it Do you play any online games, like World of Warcraft? If so, what server do you play on, what's your character's name, etc.? DH got me into this, and now I have 6 Ally 'toons and one Horde, all on Quel'dorei. DH and I have a guild called Blue Man Group, which I joke should really be called "Two Man Group" because we are the only members. Would anyone like bath bombs or bath melts scented with one of their favorite Bpal scents? I do these for myself sometimes and find them to be quite enjoyable. I just have a shower stall, so unfortunately such items would be wasted on me Would you like homemade cinnamon buns or sticky buns? Sure, but I don't like frosting on top. Yes, I am weird like that. Is there anyone here that likes Hello Kitty or any other Sanrio Characters? They're cute, but I'd rather no Sanrio items, thanks. ***6/19*** How many potential witchees have an iPod, or download MP3s? I have an MP3 player, I'm not cool enough for an iPod But I am always looking for new music and MP3s would be a welcome gift! ***6/18*** Are there any of the BPTP bath oils you adore (particularly ones that you cannot get anymore). What about the room sprays? No bath = no bath oils. Room sprays: sure, although we mostly use incense How would you feel about an ultra-girlie shawl or wrap in summer-weight (lace)? If it were handmade, I'd love it, although I probably wouldn't have many places to wear such a thing What would you think of hand-dyed items? Sounds cool. So, I hear you don't like lacy wraps! How do you feel about hand-knit socks? I would love a pair of hand-knit socks ***6/17*** What kinds of crafts does everyone either enjoy making or enjoy getting? Do you have a certain type of handmade item that you love to collect? Socks, boxes, jewelry, dolls etc? I make jewelry, so I'd love something not made of beads and wire (see answers about socks and wraps above) Clearly, vegans are not into soaps with honey or milk, etc. But, if you're NOT a vegan how would you feel about soaps made with emu oil? Squicked out/concerned about animal cruelty, or willing to try them? How exactly does one get oil from an emu? Might be willing to give it a try, I think Would it bother you if you are not the first person to receive the same gift? Imagine a Witch who always sends her favourite book, for example. Not at all. I think it's great to share the things we really love. Does anyone play video games? What platform(s)? Are there any new or vintage games you would like? I am not a gamer, really, although I have a Wii. Twilight fans, would you be interested in any products from this Etsy seller? If so, add the items you like to your Etsy favorites and make sure your wishlist is posted somewhere for your witch. I am not a Twilight fan, so no Twilight stuff, please! Are you in need of decanting supplies, wand caps, or other scent-related paraphernalia? I could probably use some imp vials, but I'm not a big-time decanter, so it's not a high priority item. Salt soap bars (soap made with a large quantity of salt, like salt-scrub-in-a-bar)? I'm afraid the salt would be too harsh for my skin Homemade canned goods? Sure, sounds yummy. would my future witchee like to receive steampunk style jewelry? Trying to put together a steampunk costume, so yes! Tea. How do you feel about it? Love tea, would like to try more white tea varieties what is your favorite anime, or if you don't like that what is your favorite animated series? Not so much into anime ***6/26*** How are you doing for BPAL storage? Need any boxes? Heartbreakangel made me an absolutely gorgeous box, so I'm good right now Is there any place you've visited where you feel like you left your heart there? There are very few places that I've visited that I didn't love, but I especially felt home in Salzburg and Washington DC What one item would you just love to have that is made by a Switch Witch? Seriously, just one? Anything my Witch would like to make me would be loved Is your abode a palace covered in fur, a disaster area, or a neat freaks delight? Kind of a mess, there's piles of stuff all over the place Are there any phobias you have that you absolutely, positively, do NOT want anything from your witch referencing? I really, really don't like rodents of any kind. Also, someone mentioned that pervy stuff might squick them? It would probably squick me too. What kind of a car do you drive and would you want something you could use in your car? Rear view mirror charms, steering wheel covers (a new thing for the knitters), car blessing medicine bags I have a blue 2005 Ford Focus. I have some Mardi Gras beads hanging from the rearview mirror, and a safe travel medicine bag. Also, it smells like BPAL. Do you want to know when you have something coming in the mail, or would you rather it be a complete surprise? I love surprises What is your mailbox situation? Small apartment-sized box. Our regular guy will bring boxes to the door, though. ***6/25*** Are you interested in Tarot or Tarot art? Yes, but I don't need any right now - I gave away loads of decks in the PIF thread. There is a Tarot deck called the Gendron Tarot. I'm not so much into the deck as a whole, but the image of the Princess of Swords really resonates with me. So if my Witch could find me that one card, or an image of it, I would love it. I also love the Chinese Tarot by Jui Guolang. The illustrations are traditional Chinese ink drawings. There is a more modern deck called the Chinese Tarot that has computer-generated images which I don't care for. What would you think of soap samples/shampoo bar samples? (I believe the latter can be used as soap if you are not shampoo bar inclined). Or other sample sized bath/beauty products, for that matter? Sounds good to me. What about burnables as in candles, tarts and/or incense? incense is always welcome Who knits? Do you also spin and dye? What supplies, that you wouldn't buy for yourself, would you just love to have for that activity? I don't do anything with yarn, but for some reason am obsessed with natural dyed yarns (ie, madder, marigold, especially indigo) Do you like coffee? Whole bean or ground? Bold/Medium/Mild roast? I love the smell, can't stand the taste So you have enough socks and wraps... (shush, VCW!) Are there any other knitted goods you might like? Lap blanket? Fingerless gloves? Arm warmers? Little knitted animals? Silk scarf? Head band? Wrist cuff? Dish clothes? Any or all of those sound awesome ***6/24*** Are you obsessed with honey? If so, is there a particular kind you like best? Spun honey, flavored honeys, certain types of honey....etc. I don't really know a lot about honey and would probably like to try some different kinds What are your favorite materials? Or material things? Some people like jewelry, some like woods, some plants... I love the feel of sanded but unvarnished wood as well as pewter Is there anything you've been wanting to learn that your witch might be able to help you with? Knitting, sewing, chainmaille, press riveting Posters, yes or no? Sure, our walls are pretty bare right now What do you like to snack on? I like salty things - pretzels, goldfish crackers especially, and cheese Is there something that would offend you if you received it in your mail/gift/email)? (as in profanity, a bad words in an email/card/music ... or a card or something with a scantily dressed man/woman pictured on it, crude/immature humor tshirts, etc ...) I mention above about pervy things squicking me, I'd prefer none of that; other than that, anything goes Let me 'splain a little better. (I didn't think this was very clear.) Pervy things don't really offend me as such, but they would embarass me muchly to get as a gift. I can talk dirty with the best of them, but pictures and such would make me blush. Also, there's always talk of sending underpants, and although as far as I know it's never happened, I still always mention I'd prefer to buy my own. Salted caramels? No thanks, I'm not really into caramels Which flavors are you interested to try from the Chocolate Research Facility? What is this Chocolate Research Facility you speak of? Those all sound awesome, but I'd prefer little to no chocolate, since it can give me migraines Do you wear makeup or nail polish? I don't wear makeup at all. I do occasionally paint my toenails in the summer, and could use a good basecoat/topcoat combo Do you like shiney hanging porch decorations like windchimes or those things that spin and swirl in the wind? One of my favorite sounds is the sound of windchimes Hair adornments? My hair is so baby fine, they all fall out. I have had some minor success with bobby pins, but I can't even wear barrettes Is there any infomercial product you're dying to try even though you know it probably sucks? Can't think of any What are your favorite websites (besides this one, and the online shops you listed in your questionnaire)? Animal Rescue Site, Yoga Journal, Hard Rock Cafe Online Pin Catalog if you made something by hand for a previous witchee or have an etsy store or some other outlet for hand made goods, will you post it here with pictures or links? I've made jewelry for previous witchees, and I had an etsy shop, but no-one ever bought anything, so the listings all expired So would anyone like to receive some original, or very much loved recipes from his/her witch? That would be awesome. List things you DO NOT need any more of: Cluttery knick-knacks. I appreciate little goodies, but I have no place for 'em. What's that one thing you keep meaning to get but keep forgetting or passing over? Nothing that I would ask my Witch to provide for me - too pricey, which is why I keep passing them over. Who out there is equally challenged and would appreciate icons/banners as witchy gifts? I'd love one! Are there any etailers you haven't tried yet but would like to be enabled (e.g., a company you haven't tried but would like recommendations from your witch, based on your likes and dislikes)? Please! Witches from former rounds have introduced me to all sorts of neat things. If you are a dog lover, or gigantic dog nerd like I am, would you like any breed-related items from this site? If so, which breed(s)? I love Labs and Goldens, and have had both in my life at one time Do you like coffee and/or wine? Like wine, reds especially, but reds have been triggering migraines. So recommendations for drier whites would be most welcome! I like the smell of coffee, but not the taste. What are your thought on World Market? I love that place. Non-Melting candies? I love Brachs Starlite Mints and lemon drops of any maker. Red liccorice, Jujubes, and Dots are also favorites.
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    Halloweenie SW QUstions

    ******9/6***** You're in the kitchen at the end of a pay period and groceries are pretty scarce. Do you take the five ingredients you find first and make something fabulous, or do you order take out? Depends on my mood - if I feel like experimentign, I will; otherwise, it's take out Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for? I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan, but not to the point of insanity What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.) I like black and white animals, such as polar bears, pandas, zebras, black panthers. But I also love foxes, hedgehogs, and peacocks. ******9/5***** Do you like pinup art/images? They're OK - I could take or leave them. What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions? Friends of mine have a party every year, but this year might be an issue cos my parents are going to be out of town and are convinced that if no-one's here to give out candy then the house will be firebombed or something Who are your BPAL forum buddies? You know, people I could conspire with to Witch you! I'm friendly with most people, I suppose stellans, schackjj, or lunaliquid might know a couple things to help out What is your favorite color? I really really love purple, but I almost never wear or decorate with it. Red is my favorite color to wear, and green my favorite decorating color. Any other steampunk fans/lovers? Not so much Describe your ideal picnic lunch. Where would you go? Who (if anyone, and yes there can be multiple people) would accompany you? What sort of food would you take? And, of course, if a picnic lunch sounds like a horrible idea, feel free to say so! I love picnic lunches, but I like simple casual things, so the traditional sandwiches and chips on a blanket in the park would be ideal ******9/4***** Any Gamers here? What kind? Board games? RPG? Miniature? MMORPG? I'm not a gamer. I'll play cards, and there's a few board games I enjoy - Parcheesi, Clue Trivial Pursuit. I like chess and backgammon. Is anyone playing this round of SW into ABJ? (asian ball jointed dolls) Sorry, but they creep me out What is your favorite Halloween icon? black cats and jack-o-lanterns Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. Which items do you choose? Copies of my favorite CDs, a copy of the Tao Te Ching, some strands of beads, pictures of my friends and family Are you involved in any long-term, ambitious project? something like decorating your house or saving for a trip to the other end of the world, for example. Not so much Favorite kind or take out kinda burger? Whats your burger preference? Veggie,meat or ???? Turkey burger. There was this place that made cherry burgers, but it went out of business. *sadness* Whats your favorite childhood toy? I used to love my dollhouse. Now, I like to play with crayons, yoyos, and slinkys If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? No pets Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? Nope, don't Tweet. Hell, I just joined Facebook - iy'll prolly be a good 3-4 years before I get behind Twitter! Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name? Not on Ravelry ******9/3***** What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? Near Dark is one of my favroites, also the Crow, and Netherworld (a very cheesy Blue Moon Entertainment flick) Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? Roasted pumpkin seeds, yes. Never really been into Chex mix - convert me! Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? Cherry pie in the summer, pumpkin pie in the fall/winter What kinda socks ar you wearing tonight? None - I go barefoot until it's too cold to do so - round late October or so Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? All of the above! How do you feel about ghost stories? Do you like to tell the old tales around a campfire? Read true accounts on the web way past your bedtime? Do you like to pick up a good anthology of Poe stories on a blustery day? Or is all that too scary for you? I love ghost stories! Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? Haven't seen it yet, but I prolly would like it if I did take the time to watch Nother question! Coffee or Tea? Definitely tea - I love the smell of coffee, but hate the taste Interested in locally produced products? Food, skincare or both?Olive oil? Lavender oils or soaps? Yes, yes, and yes Does anyone in here wear a lot of dangly earrings or collect pendants of all kinds?? How about hair clips or pony tail band things? I love pendants. I don't usually wear long dangly earrings, cos they get caught in my hair, and owwie! What is your favourite historical period? I have many - Renaissance Europe, colonial America (pre-Revolution), Qing Dynasty China What other hot beverages everyone likes for fall? hot cider, hot chocolate Did you order anything from the most recent update? I ordered end-of-summers and Halloweenies, but nothing from the Falling Leaf Moon update Vampires or Werewolves? Or some other monster? RIght now, werewolves. I'm kind of vampired out. What sort of odd or regional foods do you crave? Beignets! How do you scent your home Tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles? I use a Bath & Body Works Wallflower, and I have an electric candle warmer that works well with BPAL and tarts, too. Regular candles and incense are pretty well out, cos I can't have Burny Things How do you take your tea? Black or with cream and/or sugar? Black Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? I beleive it's a bit of both. There's a path, but you can always choose to ignore the signs. What's your favorite dessert treat? I don't often indulge in dessert, but I do love me some Haagen Dasz Vanilla Swiss Almond Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? Sure - I know I have a book somewhere, but I need to refer to it more New question, because I'm learning how to sew - if you do any kind of craft, could you use supplies? What kind? knitting needles, yarn, amazing fabric, pinking shears, cool thimbles or pincushins, jewelery making supplies, beads, etc.? I just started with the knitting, so knitting supplies, especially yarn (I have a few sets of needles) would be most welcome If i send you whole spices or coffee beans, would you be able to grind them or would you prefer them preground for your convenience? Pre-ground. I don't have a grinder, and it's a pain to use the mortar and pestle For the tea and coffee drinkers: Opinion on tea- and/or coffee-related accessories/etc? I don't do coffee, but tea acessories would be nice Of course, we're all going to be grateful no matter what our witches give us, but for the record, what is your anti-present? Tell us something that you think your future witch might give you that you absolutely, unequivocally DO. NOT. WANT. I always fear my Witch will send me stickers as a box filler. I don't use stickers. I don't like them. I don't know, I'm weird that way. What BPAL scent have you never tried but always wanted to? What scent have you tried and LOVED, and haven't been able to get more of and why? THere's lots I've never tried, especially in the GC. F'r instane, I've never tried Snake Oil. Nor soem of the other heavy-hitters that seem to be so popular. Tried and loved - Her Voice. I have one tiny decant, and I never knew it was so lovely. I know we're all scent sensitive here. What are your favorite non-perfume smells? Day in the life stuff? Fresh-cut grass. A leather shop. Sawmills. Clean laundry. Baking bread. Wax (real beeswax, not parafin). The rose cooler at the flower shop. Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator? Deep, Peter Murphy Grace, Jeff Buckley Songs of Faith and Devotion, DepecheMode And I'd power the generator by windmill Any cooks? Could you use anything cooking related? Aprons? Cookbooks? Measuring Cups? Recipes? Herb/Spice containers? Fancy Spices? Dish Towels? Cocktail napkins? Amazing Beaded Pot Holders? (like from our very own Pottersville! ) Something else? I could always use more help in this area - I am a terrible cook! I even set off the fire alarm - more than once. What kind of socks? I'm not too fond of footies, otherwise, anthing goes! How often do you update your wishlist? Not regularly, but I try to update it after I buy anything. I just updated after the last SW round May I help you fill out your costuming wardrobe (assuming you costume)? Are there articles you are seeking to enhance your a) Halloween costume, Renfest attire, c) Cosplay, d) Steampunk accouterment? Sure, if you like. But I haven't decided what I'm going to be this Halloween, so probably something generic Victoria/witchy/pirate/Renfest would be the best Who are your favorite artists/illustrators/art periods? I tend to like photography more than painted art or illustrations, but no Geddes babies, please!! What's your stance on cranberries? Pretty much awesome. Except, for some reason, I don't like cranberry sauce with the berries in. I like the jellied kind. But cranberries in baked goods or candy = Yum! Do you mind receiving used (in good condition, of course) CDs or DVDs? (I know this question was on the questionnaire about books, but I didn't see one for DVDs or CDs.) As long as they play, I'm good with them. Do you have a crush on anyone famous? Do you have a crush on any literary characters? Would you like fanfiction or fan art based on this/these people? I have had a lifelong crush on Sting You're at home, or out, and you want a snack. Something that will get you through to the next meal, or through to the end of school or what ever. What do you grab? Pretzels, corn ships and salsa, or crackers and cheese. Do you have a favorite bpal bottle art? Not really, although I kept my empties of Order of the Dragon: The Castle, Metal Phoenix, and Dogs Playing Poker: Staying Up with a Sick Friend, and will likely keep Boudicca and Schwarzer Mond 08 Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving? I know this will never happen, but Tattie Bogle! What's autumn like in your neck of the woods? What do you love and/or hate about it? I LOVE Autumn in Michigan. There is nothing about it I don't like. All the typical fall things - leaves changing, crisper, cooler air, trips to the cider mill and pumpkin patch, the rainy days, everything! What's your favorite product(s) at Trader Joe's? TJ's Fat-Free Black Bean Salsa is the best thing on god's green earth. If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching? I watch too much TV, but if it's randomly on for noise, it's likely soemthing silly like South Park Any Amy Brown art fans? I love Amy Brown, but I have enough of her stuff right now (2 prints, a book, a pendant, and 4 figurines) How do you feel about Halloween music? (mix CDs, what have you) I kind of like music that is creepy without being blatantly Halloweenie, ie, Nick Cave's the Carny, or Juno Reactor's Luciana. I'll admit to liking "Every Day is Halloween" and "Bela Lugosi's Dead" but have heard enough of them to last a lifetime. And the silly stuff like Monster Mash is just right out Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland? I'll probably see it when it comes out on video Is there a store that you love which does not have a location near you (but that has a physical presence somewhere, not just online? Why do you love it so much? One of my favorite stores is called Middle Earth, and it's in Ann Arbor, so technically it's within driving range, but far enough that I don't go there that often. So the name alone is reason enough, but the stuff they carry caters to about every taste I have - original ethnic jewelry from all over the globe, candles, bath & body stuff, funky things from Archie McPhee, little pewter tokens (I have a serious addiction to little pewter tokens) art postcards, Day of the DEad calaveras, Japanese saki sets, etc., etc. It's an awesome place. Lolcats....yeah or nay? Funneh kittehs R funneh. What is your favorite creepy folk story or legend? I don't even know. We used to have this book of ghost stories like the Thing at the Foot of the Bed, Teeny Tiny, King O' the Cats, and so on. My sister would read them to me in an attempt to scare me, and it never worked. I always wondered why they were considered scary stories. But there are stories I've read since then that still give me the wiggins even thinking about them. I like them, if my witch wanted to pass some along. Does that help? If your witch were to either write something for you or put together a collection of ghost stories, would you rather have it in writing, recorded as an oral telling, or both? I think I'd prefer written. ******9/20***** Would you object to annonomous postcards (real ones) from your witch before the big reveal??? No objections at all! Postcards are nice. ******9/19***** Do you drink alcohol? Wine, beer or liquor? What is your favorite wine/beer/mixed drink? I think I may have answered this one, but I've been drinking beer/cider/Smirnoff Ice lately Do you like to find out there's a package on the way or to receive a tracking number to stalk, or do you prefer surprise packages? Whatever my witch's heart desires If I were your witch, and I wanted to make you a spell or mojo bag, would you be into that? And, if you were, would you want it for something like love, prosperity or luck? Or would you want it for a certain element? Or would you want it for something more personal- and what might that be? ******9/18***** Do you wear lip gloss/lip balm? If so, what flavors/scents? Not at all. In fact, I don't like the feel of it on my lips, and would prefer none, please! What is one thing you constantly keep with you that you constantly loose? My keys What are your favorite fruits? Any berries, cherries, blood oranges and bananas What is your favorite cookie type? Oatmeal chocolate chip. But I like runchy oatmeal, not chewy oatmeal. ******9/17***** Are you into 80s movies (like i am ) if so, which are your favorites and who are your favorite characters? I used to be. I pretty much know "Beter off Dead" by heart, but I don't really watch them so much anymore Do you like Villainess soaps? What are your favorite scents? I like the scent Villianess Do you mind artificial colors in your food? They're fine Who wants hair pretties?(headbands, barrettes, pony-o's, scrunchies, bobby pins, hair clips, etc) I think I mentioned my unnamed hair stick/barette thingie quest in the thread, so yes. I am on an origami crane kick recently, so I wonder if anyone will be interested in origami crane earrings, origami crane in a glass vial (~1.2cm wide) phone charm/pendant or just a container filled with cranes of different sizes. I love origami. I have a pair or paper crane earrings that are sealed with some kind of Mod-Podge-like substance that also makes them stiff and unbendy, but cranes in a glass vial would be very pretty too How do you feel about clothing/accessories made from animals? Anti-fur, leather, shells, etc.? Does even faux wig you out? Anything with bone, teeth or fur would wig me out. Feathers and leather are OK. Faux would be OK too. How do you deal with stress? What's your favorite way to unwind? Tai chi helps like noboady's business. You're given the opportunity to apprentice at any trade (or craft) of your choosing for the period of one year. Your mentor may be any currently living person. Which field of study would you choose, and who would be your mentor? I would study photography under Ansel Adams. OK, I know he died 25 years ago, I still want him as my teacher. Burned DVDs and CDs? Are fine by me. ******9/24***** Do you use henna at all (hair or skin)? I've done henna on my hands before and loved it, but 1) I've developed psoriasis since and it'd have to go on my arms, or feet - for some reason I only get breakouts on my hands and 2) I probably wouldn't do it on myself - I'd be too afraid I'd screw it up. Henna in my hair is pretty much a no-go - I'm too fair for it and I'd turn into Carrot Top What about 2010 Wall calenders? Or 2010 journals or appointment diaries? What subject? Datebooks are fine, but I have no place to hang a wall calendar What are your thoughts on Halloween decorations? Love 'em! What tarot card do you most identify with? Queen of Swords or Two of Swords ******9/23***** Who collects ACEOs/ATCs? Um...what are those? Switch Witches, which shoes do you own that are your favorite? What are your "daily drivers"? My black Converse are my go-to shoes, or else my Sketchers Mary Janes If you could describe yourself in 5 words, what would they be? bold, strong, stubborn, smart, vulnerable Do you collect new/used stamps? Will you like to get stamps on your mails? I do occasionally keep one I might like for a while, but it'll eventually get thrown out. Any WKAP you're excited about? For about the zillionth time Unexpeced Golf Hazard How do you feel about stationary? (pens, notepads, cards, pencils, etc.) Probably mostly wouldn't get used, but I always need a pen or two