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  1. Aliera

    Switch Witch Questions!

    September 23rd what's your favorite kind of pizza? Cheese or pepperoni! September 22nd What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? Love them! Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? I use a ton of tarts. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? EAT ALL THE THINGS. September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? CTHULHU FTAHN Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Take a vacation. No, not really. I try not to put things off! How do you feel about terrariums? I’m very interested! I’m going to try and make a moss terrarium for myself this weekend / early this week. What's your favorite horror movie? The Haunting (the 60s black and white version) Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? YAY!! Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? MORE THAN ANYTHING. If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? I’m always drawn in by story. I like some anime, but not the chibi style. I like things more like Avatar, Moribito, or Samurai Champloo. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Oh, that would be SO MUCH FUN! What's 'your' song/your theme song? What would be your superpower? Teleportation. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Sure! Do you like charm bracelets? I don’t have one, but I’d like one! September 20th Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? LOVE THEM! Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Amy Pond. Sidney bristow. Han Solo. Apparently, I love smartasses. A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? I write a (now year old??!! whoa) Gothic/Victorian serial over on The LJ. I don’t have a process, really, just a committment to doing it every day. I describe it as Buffy meets Sherlock. Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? Haven’t even looked. Scared to. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? I’d rather not? Arranging a meeting, sure, but unexpected would freak me. September 19th Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I am a lip balm junkie. Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) I would love a fountain pen! -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Sure! -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? Eh, some I love, some are a bit meh. If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Eyeshadow and nail polish. Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? Sure! Amigurumi, yes or no? No thanks. I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Anything by the pre-raphaelites. September 18th Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? As long as they’re v-neck or scoop necked, sure! L or XL How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Not a fan at all. Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Those look really neat! Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? I don’t like things between my toes. September 17th Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? Not really? Except for what’s on my wishlist. Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Sure! Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? No, sadly. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? That’s more hubbie’s thing/ Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? Not particularly? But I could be convinced. September 16th Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? Have everything I need AND THEN SOME. New question: How do you feel about maple syrup? Meh. Not really my thing. How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these:http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm) I think that would be lovely. Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? original tirlogy only. Han and Leia are my original OTP! Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)- I do! I like it any way I can get it. Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. Sure! And a heads up would be good since the toddler sometimes reads over my shoulder. Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) ...I may or may not have a pre-prepared set of destinations should The Doctor ever stop off in my yard. I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? YES PLEASE. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Like a lot, not quite love. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? YAY GUMMIES! How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? Sure! Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? Dark more than disney but well short of Rob Zombie. Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? Just my ears! And sure! How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? Too much for me. September 15th interested in anything from Lush? Everything from lush. Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? I would love one! do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? Eh? Maybe? How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also. I would! do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs? OOOOH YES. September 14th How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? It’s like BOOZE for DOLLS! What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) BROWWWWNIIIIIES. The fudgier the better. Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Like it! Does anyone like kimchi? No. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Sure! You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? EVERYTHING. Hair gloss. Scent lockets. Umm, I’d love the Lady MacBeth claw polish. ALL THE SMELLIES. Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I know of them but don’t really know them. How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I love them! Especially things on the more “elegant” end: the kind of little luxury I don’t buy myself but would love getting. Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? :clappy hands: WHEE GLITTER! Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I have them! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I like them but we have toooooo many! how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? That would be really cool!! When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Tea and a lovely book. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) FREE TIME. Time spent in a hot bath. Rich chocolate. Velvetty soft blankets and naps on rainy afternoons. What do you really NOT want? Nothing I can think of. September 13th How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Ooh, I like things that are useful AND pretty! How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? Red 50s era swing dress! Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) Riddles, yes, but not the games. September 12th Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? YES PLEASE! I have a kindle. If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? But of course! Allie is into sesame street, especially Elmo and Ernie, but she’s also at that age where everything is fun. She is just now getting into 3T. Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) Not really, but only because i don’t carry a bag a lot of the time! If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? Not really. I do like fruity teas like Red Zinger. I’m just getting started in tea fandom. September 11th I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I love thrift! Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? Neither. I’m fairly meh on Disney. Except Tangled. I love Tangled. And Lilo and Stitch. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I love them, but I should probably say no. TOO MANY HOBBIIIEESS! Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! Caramels, yes, sea salted, I... don’t know! I’ve never tried them! Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Anything natural, or velvets. Dark jewel colors, or cheerful ones! What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? My current obsessions are Neil Gaiman, Nick Urata (and all of Devotchka!) Karen Gillan (UNF), and Tom Hardy (UNFDROOLUNF). Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? Yes please! I love incense in all forms. I like resinous scents a lot - frankincense, myrrh, dragon's blood... I also really love sandalwood, cedar, and woodsy scents like that. Nothing too sweet. Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Eh. I enjoyed it but I'm not in the fandom. If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Sephora, MAC, Lush, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes would all be amazing! Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Ooh, I like this question! I like all the tricksters, but Coyote and I have an interesting relationship. Athena is my unofficial patroness, but I've also always loved the myth of Persephone. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Chocolate. Especially chocolate with the gooey caramel filling, like the ghiradelli squares. And sometimes booze. But that I'm having to give up more or less: we're sorta-kinda TTC right now and I'm on a lot of meds (for unrelated reasions). What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I love Sandman, I read Hellboy when I remember to, I read Fables but am terribly behind, and I loved "Ruse" which was a four issue miniseries that I'm really hoping they will pick up. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? I do! I have a small herb and vegetable garden that I'm hoping to expand come spring. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Yes! I like things on the elegant / spooky side of things. I also really like vintage decorations. Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Just getting into it! I love OPI, but I'd love to branch out. I really like holos / sparkly colors. No pinks or oranges, but I love reds, purples, and "fun" colors (blue, green, etc). Metallics are also a big win. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? I do! Dark colors, please, because I have dark colored pets! Scarves are lovely, don't really wear hats, LOVELOVELOVE arm and wrist warmers. Social Media? Completely addicted. COMPLETELY. I'm alierakieron on tumblr, twitter, and LJ. Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC
  2. Aliera

    Massive Ketchup

    Fandoms: True Blood / Southern Vampire Mysteries, Doctor Who, In Plain Sight, West Wing, Supernatural Cake truffles? CAKE TRUFFLES? WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE?? Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Um, I’m unhealthily obsessed. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? DRAGON AGE!! I am a pervy Alistair Fancier. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? Love them! I also really love old botanical or scientific prints. How do you feel about marzipan? Nein, danke. If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Mama Ji, Hellhound on my Trail, Sunflower Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? The Flesh Failures, HAIR soundtrack Necessary Evil, The Dresden Dolls DJ, David Bowie Running One, Run Lola Run soundtrack It Could Be Sweet, Portishead Soundtracks you'd like? Inception! If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Devotchka. Garmarna. The Dresden Dolls. Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? Sure! And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? Nope! Gift Certificate: physical or email? Either! I have to admit to loving amazon gift cards. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one: LJ, twitter: mostly social media Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Eh. Not a huge fan, doesn’t bother me. Comfort Rereads?: Southern Vampire Mysteries, Jane Austen, ‘Lamb” by Christopher Moore Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? Nope! Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? Yay! I like the leather and the geekiness of it: I like steam ships and gears and riverboats, oh my! Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Not one in particular. I have a triskal tat, and a medusa tat, and both are very meaningful for different reasons. Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? I would LOVE an imp box. If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? I would want Nightcrawler’s “Bamf” ability. If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? Rome. What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? Most anything, but I’m not a big nut fan. Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? I’ve already had one! Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone? Yes!! What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? I cuddle my kiddo, or re=read a favorite book. Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books: The Haunting. The original, not that Liam Neeson monstrosity. COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? YES! Fables, Sandman, and Hellboy are my faves. Always up for a new recommendation. Warm drinks? Yes! Not a huge tea drinker, but only because it’s not a habit. When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? Not picky at all! Do you wear make up? Sometimes. Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Some: I love Lilo and Stitch, Lion King, Aladdin Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? all three Would you like custom icons as a gift? Yes plz! What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? Chocolate and peanut butter! Reeses pumpkins FTW! Ebooks Sure! Nail Polish: Yes! Soft/plushy things: Sure! For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: Creepy! But not gory. I also LOVE vintage Halloween. Or vintage anything, for that matter! Are you into Austen's books? Love them all. Do you read Tarot cards? More into the Faerie Oracle right now, but I love tarot art. Celebrity crush?: Alexander Skarsgard. *guh* David Tenant. Matt Bomer. Joey Gordon-Levitt, after seeing Leverage. Knitted things?:Sure! Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? Either! Do you like scented tarts? I don’t yet, but I would like to. Lip balms? Sure! Do you have any body mods? 3 tats! What is your favorite artist or art style? Art Nouveau, Japanese art, Pre-Raphaelite. Hallowe'en plans? HOUSE ON THE ROCK!!! Mix CDs? I would LOVE it! Girlyness level? 1-10, I’m a six. Except when I’m a nine. Or a 2. Girliness is something I’m slowly learning. Baked goods: Sure! social networking usernames: alierakieron on twitter and LJ! would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch? Sure! How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? Large/ XL, size 14!
  3. I'm a huge fan of Caswell Massey's "Elixir of Love #1". Here's a description: Fragrance Family: Floral. Fragrance Note(s): Jasmine, Lavender, Artemisia Absinthium, Egyptian Musk, Passionflower Any recommendations for a similar BPAL scent?