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    Eat Me
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    Bordello Lilith Victoria Kitsune-Tsuki Anubis Golden Priapus Love's Philosophy Wezwanie/Hold Dragon's Milk Morocco *~ Still trying to identify my personal notes, but it seems like a lot of vanilla, myrrh, amber, and sandalwood is involved, at least thus far! ~*

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    A brief rundown here for the sake of quick perusal, and more explanation below for those of you needing to pick my brain for swap ideas! <3

    Sewing
    Knitting
    Reading (both fiction and nonfiction): Fiction ~ supernatural, such as faeries, vampires {sorry, no Twilight, or similar!}, ghosts, whathaveyou, but also mysteries (more like Sherlock Holmes, less like Nancy Drew), and general fiction with an interesting theme or point. --- Nonfiction ~ psychology, feminism, health, body acceptance, crafting, creating/ivity, non-lame self-help (in the eye of the beholder, I know!), and even geography and travel depending on the crazy interest I've been struck with at the moment!
    Crafting
    Creating
    Dancing
    Music: Really diverse. I mean, REALLY DIVERSE.
    Movies: Also pretty diverse. I'm not even sure what order to put examples in, because it really depends on my mood.

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    My outstanding interests seem to fluctuate. It's like my interests don't really -change- much, but they ebb and flow in priority!

    For example, about 2 months ago I was completely obsessed with knitting. I was googling for patterns and tutorials like mad, putting every book I could discover the existence of on hold at my library, etc. The moment that warm weather hit, it was like a switch had been thrown. All the obsession transferred into sewing and fabric!

    So my primary interest right now is fabric. Made even worse by having discovered an adorable little quilt shop in my town. And then discovering the online world of fabric too! I actually have a Moda charm pack wishlist, granted not that long yet, but it's only a matter of time! *sigh*

    Alright, because I am multi-faceted, my other interests include:

    * Reading (what I read breaks down into relaxation and research, but both end up pretty varied because I work at a library and get to explore the catalog for our state-wide database!)

    Relaxation ~ I gravitate mostly towards the supernatural or fantastical (without being fantasy, honestly I haven't read many in that genre- I think it's because I get fond of one universe and have trouble learning all the different ones they come up with in fantasy novels). Especially books about faeries. I will at least pick it up and consider reading it if I hear it is about faeries! --- I also like a good mystery if done in an interesting way. I love the Enola Holmes books by Nancy Springer (even though yes, I know, they are technically children's fiction! They are written above the heads of most children around here though!) --- And then general fiction with an interesting point to it. I just finished reading The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl.

    Research ~ well, that would include sewing, and knitting, which I've already explained, but other strong pursuits are psychology (I've always been interested but now it's my major as well), feminism (no assumptions here please, I think my perception of feminism is very different from what a lot of people think!), health (may sound boring but things have changed a lot from when I took the class in middle school, and no one really tells us what we need to know anymore!), and more fun things like other types of crafting and creating. Which leads to...

    * Crafting and Creating! ~ while I might get one main avenue of this stuck in my head at any given time, I have attempted or participated in a lot of different ones and plan to keep on going til I have tried just about everything! --- For a long time, my primary craft was jewelry making, and I am still very much interested in it, which is good because I still have SLEWS of supplies! I have done and like to do paper crafts, scrapbooking, polymer clay, glass painting, embellishing, and want to try embroidery, cross-stitch, crewel, doll-making, and decoupage. I probably forgot something! I just like to craft. >_>

    * Writing ~ I don't sit down and actively do this often now, but it used to be what I thought I was going to do "when I grow up". I know I should do it more, and I haven't exactly lost interest, but various things have influenced me to avoid it for now.

    * Dancing ~ this is very much a passion of mine, though like writing I haven't done it in ages. I used to go out with friends to do it, but I moved four states away and haven't seemed to find any friends here who have that particular interest.

    * Music ~ Everyone loves music, so I guess it's the type that's important, but unfortunately it's difficult for me to give any hints in that regard! There are so many things I like, from all over the musical genre-verse! And then there's music I love that I can't even tell you what genre it IS.

    Here's a smattering!

    ~ Tori Amos
    ~ Azam Ali
    ~ The Cruxshadows
    ~ Nightwish
    ~ Beats Antique
    ~ IIO
    ~ Putumayo collections - Gypsy Caravan, Arabic Lounge, etc.
    ~ Depeche Mode


    * Movies ~ Unpredictable and also all over the place.

    Another sampling:

    ~ Moulin Rouge
    ~ Elizabeth
    ~ 10 Things I Hate About You
    ~ Dangerous Beauty
    ~ Finding Nemo
    ~ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  1. fabgab

    Ivory Vulva

    Wow, I'm so jealous of all these coconut-marshmallow-toasted-nuts-cream comments. On me this is like pretty almost exactly like Halfling with much less of the spice, and that is to say pretty close to a buttered popcorn flavoured Jelly Belly jelly bean. I'd love to be more wordy about it, but that really encapsulates it. I guess there is more than one "cream" note, because most of the time they are actually creamy and great, like Zarita, Katrina Van Tassel, Venus Libitina, or Reflected Vulva, and then there is a cream that somehow got churned into butter and then left out on the table, and that's what I get from this. I kind of hope there's variation involved like happened with Very Pink Surprise Cake, because I wasn't the only one who felt this way, and I STILL want this (and Halfling too, for that matter) to end up being awesome.
  2. fabgab

    Whispers of Monstrous Things

    I came to read the thread to find out if I was completely and utterly out of my mind. I just received a decant in a swap, and it was one I asked for, so when I opened it and smelled cucumbers I was instantly confused. I couldn't remember the exact description or notes, but I was thinking it was on the resiny spectrum and so I ran here to both remember the notes in the scent and see if anyone else got cucumbers. Then I read all the remarks and decided someone should come to the defense of this. In the imp: Cucumbers! Juicy cucumbers, and dry hay. Or almost woodish, but in a mellow, dry way, not the resiny wood of a Heavenly Love and Earthly Love, or an Anubis. On wet: Cucumbers are receding, morphing into the papery thing I'm supposed to be getting. There's the barest hint of leather, and not in that "some musky dude is wearing a fresh new black leather jacket and that's all you can smell and deargodmakeitstop!" that I get from leather (I'm not a fan in general-- though I have liked the dab-of-leather-in-a-sexy-resin type of leather, like Olisbos and Variety of Pleasing Amusements. Hrm, weird pattern there! ) As it dries more, I really do get the feeling evoked of dry paper and an old leather cover, and some light but sweet softness (tonka?) to it all that really brings it together. Granted, my skin tends to amp any sweet notes, so that may be why I get none of the mold that others do. But I'm getting the description from it, and I don't always get that, so I'm super bemused right now. It doesn't have a lot of throw, at least not on me, but it's close to the skin with a mellow, not-too-dry and not-too-sweet, not really "feminine" and not exactly "masculine" either (in the traditional assumptions of those terms of course). I'd try this on just about anybody. It could go another way on a dude, I'm guessing. And I love that it's a bookish scent, since Miskatonic U didn't work for me either. I like it!
  3. No one has asked, but since I stumbled upon this thread I thought I would mention that Eat Me is the grown-up, super-heroine, world-saving, cake-baking older sister of Bath & Body Works' "Dark Kiss". So much that I amused myself with a $3 bargain spray of Dark Kiss while waiting to order or swap for Eat Me. (I haz Eat Me now though... *eats cake, saves world!*) I have to confess though, that I too am curious what a BPAL counterpart to "Irresistable Apple" would be. And sort of "Butterfly Flowers" too. Butterly Flowers: Top Notes: Black Tea, Mouthwatering Tangerine, Cyclamen, Banana Leaf Mid Notes: Maxillaria Tenufolia Orchid, Asian Syringa Flower, French Mimosa Base Notes: Creamy Coconut Milk, Musk I know I've seen "cyclamen" in a few Lab descriptions lately. But I don't see a lot of mimosa from the Lab, sadly! Real mimosa is such a heavenly smell!
  4. fabgab

    Dove's Heart

    I came here to read the reviews before testing the imp I had. I don't remember who sent me the imp, but I had never even removed the plumber's tape so I felt it was time to finally sniff! Most of the reviews (at least on the first page) had such lovely things to say that I got my hopes up. That was a mistake. :/ I envy all the people who got soft florals and delicate nostalgic feelings of loved ones! In the imp for me this was lavender, but I've had quite a bit of experience with scents that smell like lavender in the bottle/imp and then change immediately (looking at you, Yvaine!) so I dabbed it on and waited. It passed through a phase of icky honey smell, that notorious bad-honey that ilicits lots of colourful descriptions. I skimmed a few more reviews for any tales of honey. None. So this funk was coming from something else. Now, dry, it's definitely soap like a lot of people got, but for me it's not soap you want to bathe with. It's soap you've already bathed with, it's dirty, funky, acrid, and almost instigating queasiness (granted I am overdue for lunchtime so my tummy is maybe testier than usual). It seems to be mellowing a tad, but it's still nothing like what any of the good reviews got! (I don't know if it helps to use as reference, but for me, honeys are way iffy, sugar works only rarely, most of the roses are bad, and things that are great on me are things like musks, myrrh, amber, sandalwood, hazelnut, and plum.)
  5. fabgab

    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    Not ridiculous! I could totally nerd out on what Glee characters would wear! I don't have as much sniffing experience as most though, and most of what sticks out in my mind is LE stuff. Santana would be in something like Smut, or maybe one of the dark leathery scents. I've never smelled Follow Me Boy but the idea seems to work. Brittany would have to be something very candy or bubblegum-ish, or even one of the effervescent scents (airhead ). Quinn has to be something beautiful yet without depth or warmth. I personally think of Brides of Dracula for this, but maybe Yvaine too. Can anyone think of something that's actually GC and available still? Anyway! Oh, I *PARTICULARLY* want to know what people think Emma Pillsbury wears. Something light, airy, sweet, very feminine, and yet, incredibly CLEAN.
  6. fabgab

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    I should give you something more RAWR to balance out your sweet demureness, but I can't help it, I feel like sweet demureness would suit you. I want to say: Good (from the new RPG line) - Shimmering celestial musk with vanilla, white honey, acacia, and sugar cane. I can hear you fearing the honey from here... DON'T FEAR THE HONEY! Most of the Lab's honey and roses are really vile on me as well, but this one was incredibly different. A lot of people are trying these right now and will be peddling their unloved imps, so I wouldn't suggest it if it weren't easy to get ahold of. This scent is mildly sweet in an almost-foody-but-not type way. It's like it rides the line between foody and floral, but is just generally calm and lovely. As an added bonus, it's sort of fantasy themed? Heehee! I want to say Kali for you: Kali, the Black One, is the fearless Goddess of Destruction, Creation, Energy [in her Shakti aspect] and Dissolution. Also named Kaliratri [black Night] and Kalikamata [black Earth-Mother], she is the fiercest aspect of Devi, the supreme mother goddess. Kali is a protector Goddess, the destroyer of evil spirits and guardian of the faithful. She, along with her consort Shiva, represent the unending cycle of death and birth, sexual union, creation and destruction. Kali annihilates ignorance, maintains the natural order of the world, and blesses those who strive for spiritual awareness and knowledge of true holiness with infinite tenderness and motherly love. The constant, unending Work of Creation is called the "The Play of Kali". This perfume is a blend of the sacred blooms of cassia, hibiscus, musk rose, Himalayan wild tulip, lotus and osmanthus swirled with offertory dark chocolate, red wine, tobacco, balsam and honey. You are busy, capable of multiple things, creating and doing new things all the time. I feel like she represents all the busy-ness without being corporate or nerdy (not that there's anything wrong with nerdy!), and also has the mother aspect for your fertility pursuits. Most people who've tried it think it's a very powerful and feminine scent at the same time. If I recall correctly, that is. I know I love it. Eris comes to mind: Goddess of Strife and Discord, constant companion and sometime consort to Ares. She is a fickle, chaotic Goddess of Bedlam whose greatest passion is the sowing of dissention and turmoil. A suitably disjointed scent, bursting with gleeful mayhem: wet fruits and sharp mimosa with Martial spices and a deceptive flash of floral. A friend of mine who is delightfully sarcastic and bitingly witty, no-nonsense and takes no crap from people, said she felt like this scent described her but in a way she didn't like. I have an imp of it and I felt like it was lovely on me, nothing sinister. I think it's worth a try for you maybe? Ok, Miss Lupescu was suggested for someone else earlier, but I'm really feeling it for you. Animalic musk, with amber, patchouli, ho wood, cypress, almond blossom, golden sandalwood, and strange spices. Ok, that's not everybody yet but I'll have to wait and post again later. This is getting huge.
  7. I am absolutely SHOCKED this hasn't been mentioned before, but Smut! I have the 2011 version, but my friend says the old one she had was very throw-y as well. A little dab from the wand, and I mean LITTLE, like a dot smaller than you would get from a pencil eraser, goes a long way! I'm a big fan of lots of throw myself. I really like not having to use a lot of scent to get a big impact. So I guess it's kind of fitting that as I read this, I realized most of my absolute favourite scents are ones that have good-to-great throw. Bordello Lilith Victoria (one of the Snake Oil scents, so I guess that's the culprit!) Kitsune-Tsuki Wezwanie/Hold Infernal Lover And of course... Smut, which throws the most out of all of them, to me.
  8. fabgab

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    I just wrote a big reply to this and somehow my browser ate it. Gah! I shall attempt to reconstruct! I went on a scent journey as I read this, feeling like the feelings I get from certain scents were coming to me as I followed along. For younger days of being aloof - The Brides of Dracula. This scent evokes a feminine beauty that isn't too emotionally involved, to me. I feel like it's good for days when one might need to shield a softer side. For being religious - Kind of a no-brainer in regard to names, but they really do have that feel to me of church-based reverence. Cathedral and Hymn. For being kind and mothering a darling baby girl - maybe also a little obvious, but Lilith Victoria. It's so soft and sweet and comforting. Haloes is along the same lines, and might also suit a religiousness that keeps with the sweet and kind bit too. For old-fashioned things and intellectualism - Heavenly Love and Earthly Love. The name might seem counterintuitive, but it's a soft wood that still manages to be feminine. If you like coffee more than wood, you might try the ever-popular Miskatonic University. I tried to read through the posts I've missed since I looked here last (a few months ago) and I also sort of lost track of who actually got recommendations and who didn't. I'm not nearly as well-versed in scents as some people, but I do know more about scents than I did when I myself originally posted last year, and I actually enjoy trying to figure people out and match them up.
  9. 9/30/10 Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? I don’t really go for Villainess stuff. I do want lovely bath stuff, just completely natural lovely bath stuff. How are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? I am in fact a purse freak, though my taste in them is rather difficult to describe. I guess I have to say I’m not at all interested in designer names but I do go for very unique looking bags. I’m currently on the search for a wallet. I like those kind that are hard box type things that snap together, if that makes any sense. I’ve crammed my bills into the coin purse of my tiny purse for so long and I would like to let them sit full-length in a civilized orderly fashion inside a real bill section of a full-length wallet now. Again, unique. My favourite things in purses are animal prints, beautiful patterns, painted things. There’s some line of handbags that are all made by indigenous women in Africa, and those are really awesome but I forget the name. There’s also apparently some very expensive ones from India that are handpainted leather. Gorgeous, but too expensive. Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you? Note top ten, hrm. I’m still very much in the experimental phase, but I can say that I love champaca more than anything. After that, things that generally work or seem to be in the ones I love the most are sandalwood, myrrh, tonka, neroli/orange blossom, jasmine (yes I am a rare bird that loves the jasmine!), and now apparently olive/sweet olive. The “Snake Oil” family seems to treat me well for the most part. I only have two snake decants (Temple Viper, which is amazing, and Australian Copperhead which is really nice) because I was really poor when that update happened (much like every update for the past two years!) but I’d love to try more. And Lilith Victoria has Snake Oil and I LOVE her. Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? Last year or the year before, Target had sugar skull pajamas. I could not afford them but I loved them SO MUCH. I also think they probably didn’t carry my size. Target is pretty sizeist. ANYWAY, I love sugar skull imagery! (Was so sad that the BPAL Sugar Skull scents did not do anything good for me!) 9/29/10 Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? My comforting scents are Wezwanie/Hold and Lilith Victoria. Eat Me also, in a way. It's pretty om-nom-able too so it's not necessarily as comforting as the others, what with all the distracting ideas of wanting to gnaw on my own arm. Someone else mentioned Haloes, and I don't own it yet but I always sniff it when I make it to Whole Foods and I think it would definitely be like that too. More like Lilith Victoria, a sort of sexy-comforting as opposed to Wezwanie/Hold's cozy-toasted-hazelnut-warm-soft-comforting. …And let me add now that Infernal Lover is sort of comforting too. What are you going to be for Halloween? So many things I would love to be, but can’t really pull them off. I haven’t really decided what, if anything, I will be for Halloween. It’s sort of sad because I absolutely ADORE Halloween, it’s been my utmost favourite holiday for most of my life (ok, when I was a LITTLE kid, I liked Christmas more), but I still don’t know many people where I live and so I haven’t really celebrated it much in a long time. Not to be a huge downer but it really makes me super sad. …Okay, I’m leaving that answer because it still gives good info, but now I have decided for this event at my school called the Wizards Ball that I’m going to be Bellatrix from the Harry Potter stories. I’m not even really a big Harry Potter fan or anything, but I did like the idea of trying to make a costume out of her. …Updated again since I suck and didn’t upload these before—I didn’t get my Bellatrix together in time, but I still think I would try her again in the future sometime. For the ball I just threw something together and went as an Autumn Sprite type thing, but on Halloween itself I went to a party as La Catrina, the Dia de Los Muertos image. I really enjoyed that and think I will make it a tradition to do it at least one day every year, so I’m going to make sure I have stuff that goes with this. Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? I asked this, and mentioned that I love Hello Kitty toys and plushies, haha. I also love My Little Pony’s, but it’s really hard to find the regular ones now. They are going to the hard plastic superdeformed things, and that just isn’t my style. I also am a weirdo who likes dolls, the weirder the better though. I like redheaded dolls because there are so few of them, and any that look sort of gothy or creepy. I never collected the Living Dead Dolls but I liked some of them. Right now there are dolls called Monster High and I want the Frankenstein and vampire ones really badly. I’m not sure why I like dolls. I think, in some weird way, even though they are mass produced, they’re sort of like art to me. But I’m not above combing their hair either. I don’t know! And as much as I hate to admit it, given their background and the social perception around them, there are some Bratz dolls I have liked. They had a Midnight Ball or Midnight Masquerade or something like that line of them, and they were all in dark, lacey, gothy outfits and had interesting hair. I have one of those but since I don’t really care for the whole schtick about them, I couldn’t tell you which one by name. It has red and black hair. I know this is all very strange, but it’s the kind of stuff I like, haha! 9/25/10 If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? I used to live in Texas and I miss the open air, the huge blue sky, the grass, live oak trees, the wild sunflowers growing in late summer… something that embodied all that would be awesome. Where I live now is all pine trees and I hate every pine note BPAL I have ever smelled, at least thus far? There is a patch of road on the way to my house, that in the late spring/early summer smells like honeysuckle, mimosa, and this white shrubbery/viney wildflower plant I don’t know the name of. That smell is… there really aren’t words. If it could be bottled, I would probably forsake almost all other scents and just buy and wear it forever! Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? I would like to have pipettes and empty imp vials. I have times where I want to give a friend a decant of a bottle I have, and I have nothing to do it with! I hear these aren’t expensive though, so one of these days I could probably just buy some! 9/24/10 Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Can’t go wrong with something like a Cthulhu or a zombie or a kitten or a Claptrap or anything Halloween related (bats, spiders, ghosts, black cats, Dracula, mummies, etc). There are plenty of other animals I like too though. I love guinea pigs, snakes, elephants, zebras, unicorns… yeah, that’s all random. Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Hmm, maybe if she lived somewhere that had particularly neat stuff like that. Like New Orleans or Salem or something, haha. Or even like Austin, Texas. I’ve been there and it’s an awesome city too. If somehow my Witch is from outside the US, then DEFINITELY I want something from the area, but it can be small. Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness? NAlloween? Did that copy and paste correctly? I don’t know what either of these are but assume they are other perfumeries? I really don’t want to step outside the BPAL box because I know that way lies madness (I will want way too much and already can’t even keep track of the BPAL I want!) but I guess with any of these, if there is something you just are completely convinced I will adore, like a scent that glorifies redheaded curvy green-eyed women and contains lots of champaca and myrrh or something, go for it, haha! Venomous Villains? I had to look this up to know what it was, haha. I love ALL the colours for EVERYTHING in the Maleficent line, but if I had to pick favourites, the My Dark Deed eyeshadow and the Mean & Green nailcolour are the best. Last Unicorn? I love The Last Unicorn! …Ok, now that I’m re-reading this and the scents have come out, I mentioned this above but the unicorn, butterfly, and carnival. Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though) Villain, hrm. I don’t think I’ve actually liked any of the Disney villains. That’s sort of strange. Hades was funny but I don’t know if I can say I LIKED him. Villainesses… I like the witch/stepmother/dragonchick from Enchanted, I guess that’s only marginally Disney officially, since she’s not animated, but oh my god her dress and her makeup! I guess she was based a lot on Maleficent, who is also pretty cool. Disney hero/heroines would be… hmm, I guess mostly that girl from Enchanted. I want to be her for Halloween once my hair grows more and I manage to make a dress. There’s a villainess turned heroine… Meg from Hercules. I don’t know, I can’t say I like any of these enough to immerse myself in something, other than the Enchanted stuff. 9/23/10 Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? I DO collect these stones actually! I like to make jewelry, for one thing, and I also am sort of interested in the whole metaphysical property aspect. Of course a lot of people think that’s all hoopla, but I don’t know. The world works in so many mysterious ways anyway, is it really THAT unscientific to think certain minerals would have certain effects? Anyway, I don’t know which ones are meant for what off the top of my head, but I like anything that deals with counteracting negativity, encouraging mental clarity, healing, well-being, etc. Colours are important too, I don’t really usually like warm colours in stones. Mostly purples, greens, pinks, reds, turquoises (not necessarily the stone, but the colour), white, clear, smoky, black. What's your favorite Halloween Music? Nightmare Before Christmas. Also a band called The Necro Tonz which is not together anymore, but are awesome. I love that type of thing. 9/22/10 Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? I didn’t know these existed, haha. Wishlists that is. I do very occasionally make it over to deviantart, usually just when a Google image search I do takes me there. Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? As above regarding other scent e-tailers. What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? Shoes? That sounds like crazy postage right there. Um, I do love shoes. I especially love flip-flops (haha), Mary Janes, and beaded pointy-toed shoes that look like genie shoes (I don’t know the names for these, but they were in stores a couple years back and I have 2 pair, one black that are falling apart and one pink I can’t find!). I would LOVE to be able to find a pair of boots that I liked and were comfortable, but it’s going to be a hard battle to find one that fits wide feet AND big calves. That’s a battle I’ll have to fight alone! Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? I do like colouring books, especially My Little Pony ones, haha. The idea of paper dolls appeals to me, but I don’t know if I would do things with them much. I have seen paper doll magnets, where you can dress them right on the fridge, and I think that’s pretty awesome. Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? I’m trying to understand the context of this question since I didn’t see it in the thread when it was posted. Like… skull earrings, etc? Heck yeah! Any time you can intersect macabre imagery with cute girly stuff is always win and right up my alley. If that’s not what this question meant, then… I don’t know? Heehee. What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Nothing in particular really, which is weird. Usually I can name something. But my life is sort of music-challenged. The only place I can listen to a variety of music is my computer. The radio in my car only gets 6-8 stations and after the religious contemporary and country stations have been eliminated, that doesn’t leave much. I can’t find most of my CD’s right now. (We moved a few years ago and lots of things are being stored.) The stuff I wish I had at my fingertips, I can only get to on Pandora or now, last.fm, which I discovered simply because of this questionnaire. I don’t have anything that plays MP3’s. Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Not particularly! If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? Wow, it’s hard to decide. Hand-painted things are just generally win. As a crafter myself (and one that isn’t necessarily as skilled in some crafts as others) I completely respect and appreciate people’s hard hand-crafted work. Would you (assumin' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? That wouldn’t bother me. As you probably gathered already, I like natural ingredients and natural processes in things! If you have played before, what are some of the most memorable things you've gotten? What really made you go WOW? If you haven't played, same thing, but not limited to SW. I did Swap Ninja since all of us who signed up for that missed the deadline for SW that time. I got a vampire novel that really surprised and impressed me- A Terrible Beauty by Nancy Baker. See, the title is horrible, it makes it sound like cheese is just going to ROCKET off the page, and the book cover art was the same way, but the book was so amazingly written and engaging and I loved the story. It was like Dracula meets Carmilla meets Beauty and the Beast. Absolutely enchanting. I also got a bunch of nag champa scented stuff, including a little soapstone container that held solid nag champa scented perfume. I looooooove things that are made of soapstone, and hadn’t even mentioned that. 9/21/10 Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? I absolutely LOVE garlic. I’ve said many times that the only thing garlic doesn’t belong in is ice cream. I’m not sure I’m brave enough for garlic chocolate or fudge either though! Anything in the savoury realm is total fair game though. Cheese definitely. Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? I love zombies! Ok, that sounds weird, but seriously, zombie films, zombie jokes, zombie books, zombie games, zombie stuff, zombie makeup, zombies zombies zombies! 9/20/10 If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? Ok, not familiar with these either (I really am totally blind to the world of awesome e-tailers, I haven’t had money to order stuff from the interwebs so I just don’t even look around!), but I Googled and I’m guessing it’s the soap one? I couldn’t find a page that spoke only specifically of Halloween stuff, but I did see Dia de Los Muertos and Sleepy Hollow which both sound yummy. Burlesque sounds awesome too, haha. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? I have a few bottles that I really need to post for swaps. They were given to me a couple years ago so I could start figuring out what I liked, and sadly I don’t like any of them. But the bottles I have that I have actually purchased because I wanted them and will keep them are Bordello, Lilith Victoria, Wezwanie/Hold, Infernal Lover, and The Madwoman. Not really a lot! I have a bottle of Beaver Moon that I traded for, but there’s a weird sharp note in it that isn’t thrilling me. Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles etc? I had to Google Zumba too, haha. Wow, that looks like a complete blast. I’m interested in all of these, but sort of traditionally don’t find videos very engaging. I guess it all depends on who is doing them. I used to take belly dancing classes in person and I’d like to get back to that if I could work up the courage. :/ Anyone else into Emily Autumn? I have seen her a lot but haven’t actually heard her music very much. All I can find online is YouTube stuff and the sound quality isn’t good enough on those to really figure it out. I love her theme and her aesthetic though, and I love that the very first place I ever saw her was on Crafters Coast to Coast. What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share. I don’t have much art myself actually. The stuff I would really like is hard to get ahold of. I do have a poster of Georgia O’Keefe’s Dark Iris (this one http://www.kathrynpaterson.com/ok_iris.jpg - though the colouring on my copy is better), and I also love her Black Iris and Red Iris. Kay Nielsen’s work is awesome, I love the dreamy style. Same for Edmund Dulac. I also like dark humourous stuff like Edward Gory, art nouveau, and there’s an illustrator whose name is completely escaping me right now, but I guess basically I gravitate toward dreamy/flowy images and darker, “gothy” stuff? And I’m a dork for flowers. …Not the illustrator I was thinking of, but there’s also Rebecca Guay whose stuff is AWESOME. Do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? I like Samoas the absolute best. Those things are just mouth-wateringly amazing. Followed by Tag-a-longs, followed by Thin Mints. What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Oh WOW. That sounds delicious! I never thought of making it at home, but I loooooooooooove apple butter and I bet it’s fantastic! 9/19/10 Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I do like fantasy, but I guess sort of not the kind of fantasy most people think of when they say the word fantasy? I don’t know, I love the Jim Butcher books, Dresden Files that is, I tried to read his other series and couldn’t get into it. I also love the Rowan Hood books by Nancy Springer, which are technically children’s fiction but have pretty universal themes and are written beautifully. Another one like that was Bones of Faerie, which I think is YA but was amazing. I do love books about faeries, apparently, haha, and other supernatural whatnots, although I can’t get into any of the popular vampire stuff that’s floating around lately. I would love some vampire fiction that didn’t act like girls were all spineless idiots. Sorry, I guess I sound like a judgmental turd, but living in the world of reality TV, I just can’t take any more awful portrayal of females! My favourite author used to be Francesca Lia Block, but I haven’t read one of her books in a long time and now I’m wondering if I would still like them or if I would wish the female characters were stronger. I’m going to have to give it a try sometime. Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Love soap, want soap, have no idea whose soap I should be trying. It has to be all-natural, and I love lots of scent in my soaps, like you actually smell like the stuff once you’re done washing with it. But if it was just an amazing feeling and working soap that was moisturizing, I wouldn’t care if it wasn’t strongly scented. I have been thinking of trying Chagrin Valley soap forever, just because I know that they definitely use really good stuff to make them, but I don’t think they are strongly scented, since they don’t add any fragrance other than herbs and such. I wondered if my witch or any witch would enjoy things like nice pens to draw with or anything similar? I love pens and markers and all manner of writing objects! I don’t really use traditional blue, but I like every other colour and especially black. I have to take lots of notes in school now so it’s nice to have pens that do that smoothly. For those who are yarnies, would you like other-than-yarn witchery? Hooks, needles? Preference of material? Do you use/would you like handmade stitch markers, etc.? I have not yet had a lot of projects I have had to use stitch markers for, but I did have to use them for a hat that I still haven’t finished because my needles fell out and I lost stuff and now I don’t know what’s going on anymore >_<, but anyway. I think I need needles more than anything, because I bought most of my needles before I realized that I really don’t like aluminum needles. I need wooden ones, particularly in different sizes. I haven’t used DPN’s much yet, which is funny because I have a ton of them, but again, they’re metal, and they’re in sets of 4. I really love the Harmony needles that Knit Picks sells. I keep meaning to buy a size 2 or 3 so I can return the ones I borrowed for some socks (that I also haven’t finished, again because I messed up and then got lost *blush*) back to their owner. Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? More weird opinions here, but altered books make me sad, because it’s like someone didn’t love the book enough just as it was, you know? I know, I’m silly. It also seems really destructive. Like if you could still read the book once altered, that might be one thing, but usually it completely destroys the book. The exception might be something like old encyclopedias that are pretty obsolete. And I have a paperback copy of Alice in Wonderland that got severely water-damaged so the only thing I really CAN do with it is use it for something artistic. But really I just love old books in and of and for themselves, like I love old cookbooks from the eras before processed food was really invented/marketed, so instead of telling you to put in Cream of Hydrogenated Oil and Sodium Soup, it tells you to put in milk and chicken stock or whatever. I also really love old dictionaries, because they have words in them we have never known or forgot ever existed. Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? I love incense, but apart from these cones I used to get at Earthbound Trading Company, I don’t know if I’ve ever had really GOOD incense. I love the smell of nag champa, so anything along those lines would be awesome. I seem to like frankincense, myrrh, amber, and lots of other resiny things. I know I hate pine-type smells and anything that resembles a “traditional” man’s cologne, all those weird “cool”, “fresh” Axe-type scents are bleh. Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Hmm, I’m sure there are some coupons I could probably use, and I’ve always wanted to do artistic things with beer/soda bottle tops, which I know probably sounds strange and random. 9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Hair toys? Maybe I need to find this question in the actual thread to make sure I know what this means? Like things used to hold and style hair? If so, then YES! And really just about anything. I like and use barrettes (including hinge barrettes, slide barrettes, those barrettes that are just bendy metal that snaps into position, etc!), coloured or decorative bobby pins, clips, claws, “alligator clip” style clips, soft headbands, plastic headbands, metal headbands with or without teeth, hairsticks, scrunchies (yes, I know, scrunchies!), ponytailers big and small, hair contraptions, haha… and I haven’t used the little combs since I was really little and my mom would put them on my head, but I’ve seen those are apparently coming back (?) and I would use those too. I guess there really isn’t a hair toy I wouldn’t use, except for maybe those little spiral wire things with the stone on them that look like @ and are just meant to like, “sit” on/in your hair? Those just either tangle or fall out of my hair, so not those I guess! Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? Heck no on both accounts. In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? I don’t know what 1/2 gloves are? Is that fingerless gloves? Wouldn’t that be the same as wrist warmers? Haha, I don’t know, anyway, I love the idea of hand warmers, or really, any of this, but I have failed so miserably at answering these timely enough that I don’t see there being time left for knitterly pursuits! How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? I am all about all of these things. If you can save money, keep things out of landfills, etc, I say go for it! Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I’m not familiar with them so enable at your discretion I guess? As mentioned before, I tend to ignore all scent people who aren’t BPAL, but am in the market for soap and stuff like that. What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) Not really sure. I grew up in Texas, which has every habitat you can think of, though I was mostly in the grassy plains and hills area. I like forests, but not piney forests, which is what there is here in Georgia. I get tired of the pines, and I miss seeing big beautiful open skies. Tropical has a certain charm. Watching footage of places like Costa Rica or the Caribbean makes me want to go there. But I don’t know if there’s one area I want to stay in forever. What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? Are we dreaming big here? If we’re dreaming big, I’ve always wanted to be a carpenter… carpentress? Or a metalworker. Carpentry still could happen, I imagine. And I definitely want to be better at sewing and knitting, as well as learn crochet. I eventually want to learn crewel too. Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? As before in regard to other scent etailers. Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? I tend to ignore the things I think I never have a chance of getting. The Elephantine Colossus does sound good. Anyone need address/phone type books? If it is beautiful and has enough room to write everything, that would be awesome. Most of them I see/buy end up having tiny little areas for the information. 9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? I wouldn’t mind gently used anything! Seriously, I am the queen of secondhand purchases! Hmm, well, most of the movies that are my favourites, I don’t even own, which is sad, so I guess they would be the most important! Moulin Rouge, 10 Things I Hate About You, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, FairyTale: A True Story, A Nightmare Before Christmas, An Ideal Husband, and now I love Easy A so I want to get that. TV shows would include Criminal Minds, House, Glee, and oddly enough, Frazier. There’s also a lot of older stuff that I wish I had on DVD, like The Last Unicorn, Labyrinth, Legend, Clue… the gooooood stuff, hehe. Also Peter’s Friends. Oh, and Playing By Heart, which is a crazy movie but somehow I always loved it. Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I am not really into Possets. The few samples I’ve sniffed of them were less than impressive. I’m sure there may be SOMETHING I would like, but I pretty much just have BPAL loyalty. Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALTERED MY LITTLE PONIES. Ok, I don’t think it’s very likely that my Witch could get me one, but I had to throw that out there. I used to print the blank My Little Pony pages off the Hasbro website and draw my own versions of ponies. I’m talking, recently! Like just a few years ago. Yeah, I am a crazy My Little Pony freak. Altered Barbies are awesome too… I saw one years ago that was like an Ice Princess or something (?) and she had black black hair and almost white skin and I would have so bought her to do something fabulous with but she was one of those pricier special edition ones that was like $20 or something. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? I have not had any of these. I usually don’t like Hershey’s chocolate at all, it’s grainy and so cloyingly sweet that it hurts my mouth. Then again, most of the popular American chocolate companies are like that. I do like the fancy purple M&M’s though! They are triple chocolate—milk, dark, and white. Anne Taintor, anyone? Who what now? Ok, let me enlist my Google fu… OH! I’ve seen that stuff before! I just didn’t know who did it! A lot of it is very awesome. Some of the things don’t apply or are a little annoying/superficial/obnoxious, but there are a lot that are cute and funny. Sort of like http://www.erinsmithart.com/, who also has some good and not good ones. My absolute favourite is the one that says “As much as I try to be an easygoing, stretch your wings and fly type...I just can't stop trying to burst people into flames with my mind”. Which web comics do you enjoy? I don’t really have any that come to mind, even though I know I’ve seen a few I liked. Well, I loved Strong Bad back in the day, I guess that counts. And Unshelved, because I work at a library and only library workers get their humour, heehee. 9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? I usually like long and at least 4-5 inches wide. A scarf is an awful lot of work though, I would probably feel guilty! The short ones that button are pretty cute and wouldn’t be as much work I guess. Not that I’m asking for one! Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? Oh wow, shawls would be even more work! Well, knitted ones at least, I don’t know how easy crochet shawls are, but I’m imagining still a lot of work. How do you feel about recipes? I am more likely to follow a recipe for baking than for cooking. Unless you know how to make Chinese or Thai food that is close to what you find in restaurants! SP and I have been trying to make Chinese foods at home forever and it always ends up edible but meh… nothing like anything you could buy out. What kind of a cook/baker are you? Experimental. Haha! When I want to make something, I tend to look on the internet, read lots of different recipes on how to make it, and compile a consensus on how to do it from all of them. Then I try it, writing down how much of what I used as I go along. This applies more to baking than cooking. Cooking is usually all bets off. I totally substitute/add/omit as I see fit. Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? I actually used to fantasize about having a show on Food Network ABOUT experimental cooking. There’s so many shows where people know ahead of time the food will be awesome, I think a show where they figure it out through trial and error and learn along the way would be fantastic. (I’m such a food nerd.) If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it? Heck yeah! Um, don’t be scared that I just got done talking about how I might not follow the recipe… recipes from people I know/have met for stuff I have actually tasted is different. If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? I don’t mind baked goods being sent, so, I guess this is N/A? I already said I would accept recipes. How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? As long as it’s good stuff! If you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? Whew… are you ready? Haha, you can already tell I write essays about stuff. I guess it’s easier just to say what I DON’T like, because really, there are so many teas and tisanes that sound good to me. I don’t really like “spice” teas that aren’t chai. You know, like “Orange Spice”. I don’t like licorice or anise. And… I can’t really think of anything else. Fruits are great, vanilla is great, citrus is great, berries are great, bergamot is awesome (I know, it’s technically citrus but in case someone doesn’t know that, I felt it should be mentioned). My favourite fruits are usually red ones, but I’d be all about trying a tea with a fruit that isn’t normally found in tea. I’m trying to remember the name of my favourite tea I’ve ever had ever… I mean, there are Teavana teas I love but this tea was just really delicious. Let’s try the internets again! …YAY! I found it! https://www.teachest.com/sess/utn15471eb98963c56/shopdata/island_essence_tea.shopscript I THINK it was the Passionfruit flavour. I’m not asking for it, because the shipping is RIDICULOUS, but that’s an example of a tea I particularly love. I love chais, I like green, I like white, I like matcha, I like red/rooibos (I know, also not really “tea”). I just love me some plant leaves soaked in hot water apparently? Haha. 9/15/10 How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? I’m not into a LOT of knickknackery these days, but there are definite exceptions! I love stickers though, and magnets are often fun too, though I don’t have a place to put them at the moment. Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? There are always a LOT of books that I’d love to get! Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive mangas or anything related to them? My favourite anime ever is Fushigi Yugi, but it is REALLY difficult to find anymore. And spensive. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Um, of course! In fact, unless I come up with some concrete wishlist ideas, I expect it. I am new to the whole telling-people-on-the-internet-all-the-stuff-you-want thing, and haven’t had money to buy things on the internet for so long I didn’t bother doing it for myself either! If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? I asked this question, so of course I’m going to say sure! I see stuff in stores all the time that I’m like, “I could make that and it would be so much cheaper/prettier/sturdier”, and I’m not even THAT crafty! So I am sure others do it too! OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? Well, for ones I normally BUY, I get the really short kind, the ones that just come over the heel and TO the ankle, but don’t cover it much. It just seems like most of the cute socks I see are like that, for one, and also, I have thick ankles so sometimes other socks that fit my feet don’t cooperate with my ankles. But if a sock were magically wide enough, or if I handknit myself socks, I would make them higher I imagine. Like 5 inches past the heel or so? I love the look of knee socks, but again, thick ankles/calves prevent me from wearing them, oh so sadly! …As for patterns, I lovelovelove stripes, polka dots, argyles, and weird/cute/unique prints. How do people feel about word magnets I absolutely ADORE word magnets! I am not picky about them either, they don’t have to be that traditional brand that is so well-known. Although, I don’t have my own fridge right now so they might not be used very soon and thus maybe other things would be more prioritous? (haha, I like making up my own words too, can you tell?) If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? Ohhh, this is hard, because I haven’t thought about this in a long time! I am a huge sucker for period costumes, like my favourite costumery is from movies like Dangerous Beauty, Age of Innocence, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, An Ideal Husband… How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. I LOVE THEM! I actually think lots of samples can be potentially better than a big thing, because if it turns out you don’t like the big thing, that would be sad. As long as they follow the guidelines I have for bath stuff. I don’t mean to be picky but my skin and hair are so dry that I just can’t afford to keep using funky chemicals on them! What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I am really afraid of random stuff, because some of the notes in the ones I would otherwise love threw me off. Like vetiver in the Bogle? Anyway, I want Slaugh BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADLY. All the Treat stuff sounds pretty delicious (though if Ginger Skulls is anything like Sugar Skulls, I am afraid!) and most of the Trick stuff sounds really iffy (except again, for Slaugh which is epic win!) but I love both shirt designs. I don’t usually even think about getting shirts though, because the fact that I WANT babydoll but NEED a 3X makes me sad sad sad (that they don’t have 3X babydolls, that is)! 9/14/10 Chocolate or other types of candy? I like chocolate, probably better than most things. Lindt is my favourite, but I haven’t tried a lot of different fancy chocolates either, and wouldn’t mind doing so! (though I love coffee, I haven’t been that impressed with the Starbucks chocolates I’ve had) For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? I will happily use either. Although I recognize and appreciate the fact that flavour is so much better with loose leaf, sometimes I want to take a tea bag to work or something, and dealing with loose leaf at work is not so easy. (I have tried teaballs and the one I had got mineral deposits on it somehow which I am sure was affecting my tea, so I stopped using it). If there is some system you know of that makes loose leaf tea easier to deal with in places where time and convenience is of the essence, I am totally open to that! Otherwise, I will, like I said, happily use either in their respective places! If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I am a slow knitter and I am a “promiscuous” knitter, haha, meaning only that there is always some project or yarn I want to play with more than the one I am currently working, so I haven’t gotten many finished objects, scandalously enough! So what I mean to say is I don’t have a lot of knitted things. I love just about anything knitted, can’t really think of anything I wouldn’t wear or use, other than maybe legwarmers or a poncho or something like that. Actually, I would probably wear a poncho at home, because it gets SUPER COLD in my house in winter (people I live with are hot-natured AND like saving on bills) so I have been known to actually wear sweatshirts, sweaters, and scarves INDOORS (sometimes combinations thereof!). But a poncho for me would take a lot of yarn. Not being self-deprecating, it’s just the truth! Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? I’ve always seen a lot of myself in Elliott on Scrubs, which I guess doesn’t sound that flattering to myself but it’s more like along the lines of how she wants so badly to please other people and be liked but should have more confidence in herself. I also feel like the main character in Easy A is pretty hilariously similar to me in a lot of ways. Ok, so I wouldn’t have done what she did, but the whole super-snark and lack of patience with high school dramaz was definitely me. Someone I want to be like? Well, I completely admire “Garcia” from Criminal Minds, because she’s cute as hell while having a style all of her own and being completely unashamed of that. She’s also assertive and snarky, but not as desensitized to horror as the rest of the team so she maintains a sweet innocence anyway. Ok, I totally sound like a dork now overanalyzing TV show characters, but yeah. Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? Awww, there are a lot of things, but I don’t really have a kitchen right now and haven’t decided on a theme. I talked about this a bit in my questionnaire. What I really need is a coffee grinder, but those are too expensive and I’m picky about them (used to have the kind you can’t clean and that was a PAIN so now I want one that’s either immersible or comes apart) so I would not expect my Witch to get me one! Also, one day when I can afford it and can do the research beforehand, I’m getting a restaurant-grade espresso/milk steaming system. Can you tell I love myself some coffee? OH! I do need a candy thermometer. I don’t know how much those are cos I can’t seem to find one. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? It depends really. Studio stuff usually sounds better, but sometimes live can be fun. I always want whatever it is in its original form. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? I’m not super into dogs, but I do LOVE Boston Terriers. I don’t have one…yet! I’ve seen the Animal Planet thing on them and looked them up in books and know three people who have them, and they just seem like the most perfect dog for me. I am primarily a cat and guinea pig person though, when it comes to pets. I have a fascination with reptiles though. And frogs, which are of course amphibians, but most other amphibians are not that appealing. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I LOVE moonflowers, tried to grow them once but it didn’t happen. I also love irises. Something about the frilly, vibrant-coloured petals. I love honeysuckle and mimosa for their smell, but I guess those aren’t typically actually cultivated. Um, trees are big, but my favourites are jacarandas and Japanese maples. Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. My favourite book passage is like 3 pages long and thus I cannot type it here! The only quotation I can remember right now is… apparently not spoken by who I thought it was. Nevermind! There are a lot of good song lyrics… also that I can’t remember! Grr! What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun. Or Romanti.Goth. Or Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Those Condemned to Death. Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn… I truncated this cos I haz no childrens so it’s N/A! Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that I have never gotten into fanfic. I used to be a writer and the idea of someone taking my well-thought-up/out characters and make them do weird things like have pedophiliac buttseks with each other just creeps me out completely. I don’t mean to be vulgar or offensive in my wording here, but this is the bulk of the fanfic world that I have heard about. I must admit one of my favourite book series ever (Enola Holmes) could be technically deconstructed into being called fanfic, but at least nothing glaringly “non-canonical” occurs! Anyway, this question wasn’t ALL ABOUT fanfic, so moving on! …I LOVE cat macros, also love Cute Overload but always forget to go look at it. My favourites are the cat ones and ones involving random animals. Someone on the forum once posted a picture of a goat chilling on top of a horse (description sounds weird and uncute but it was awesome!) and that stuff is great. I don’t get into dogs much (Boston terriers are the exception, as above) but when dogs are being peaceful with rabbits or cats and stuff, sometimes that’s really adorable too. …I love craft tutorials, though usually like the webpage/typed out ones as opposed to videos. I am a dork who likes to print them and keep them in a notebook and you can’t do that with videos! I do like videos of different stuff but don’t have a lot of time I can internet on a computer where I can also listen to sound. I’m usually at school or work using the internet. I do have it at home but I might be on the computer briefly to check something before passing out. …mp3’s would be AWESOME, I really have no idea how to find them anymore (I can’t/don’t/won’t do iTunes). What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) So hard to decide! I’m a crazy foodie so hrm… I’ve seen so many things on that “The Best ___ I Ever Ate” show that I would love but have forgotten most of them! Hmm, definitely this bread pudding that I had at a place in New Orleans, some sushi and crème brulee from this place in Dallas, my mother’s meatloaf and pan bread, cupcakes from The Atlanta Cupcake Factory, pan-seared trout with cremini and asparagus from Serpas in Atlanta, Boston Cream Pie, white mocha breve, those little chocolate-covered creampuff éclair things, shrimp scampi, garlic roasted cauliflower, oh, it’s impossible to narrow it down… NaNoWriMo? I echo ancilla—why the pants is this in November? I have tried a couple times, never gotten very far at all. 9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? Well, I have to go to Will Call to know for sure which Weenies I want. I would hate to wish for stuff and have my darling Witch buy it and then find out it turns to funky nast on my skin. :/ …I explained this later on/further up. How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I LOOOOOOOOOVE pens. The cuter the better, and in every colour. The only colour I DON’T like is traditional “blue pen” blue. Teals, turquoises, royals, all good. As for paper and stationery, I LOVE that too! I love dark and elegant stuff, wild and funky stuff, cute and silly stuff. The only stuff I don’t like is stuff that is drab or floral in a wallpaper way (though maybe even that statement can be misleading since wallpaper is getting pretty nowadays!). Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) I would love homemade preserves! I would eat any of that mentioned and more! I am not picky when it comes to fruits or vegetables, and I am openminded to different combinations (my boss made red wine rosemary jam, and it was delicious!) If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Of course! I’m not a stickler about stuff like this. I don’t mind stained labels either (well as long as they are only stained with inocuous things like the oils themselves or ink or whatever!). As long as you’re not licking your bottles/imps or sneezing on them or something, everything is lovely! Would you like something you have to make yourself? I love craft supplies, so yes! I’m usually a little less thrilled with kits, they often come with stuff I don’t really think should be part of it, and end up adding something else to it too. Haha, I do the same thing with cooking recipes. I guess I don’t follow instructions well? Haha! But some kits are awesome, and I have things I can mix and match with, so if you think it’s awesome for me, don’t let that stop you! Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? Oh, this is like the question I asked. I wondered if someone had asked it before. Now I feel dumb! Who is your favorite soap etailer? I don’t really have one! I think I talked about this on my questionnaire too but I have soap companies I have looked at and most have fallen short of my expectations (LUSH, Villainess). I want all-natural soap, darnit! I am determined to find a company I can respect and like! What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? I LOVE vintage decoration stuff. And it’s really fitting now that I’m using an awesome funky green 70’s couch, haha! I really like some of the 70’s crewel work in particular. And mushroom themed stuff NEVER gets old! Well, it does get old, but that’s the charm! With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? I think I’m inclined to go with build up of awesomeness, but really I don’t mind either way! I know it can be hard to coordinate something like that! What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I mostly only wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. I’m really interested in all this mineral eyeshadow that everyone’s talking about these days. I like dark colours, metallic colours, bold colours, and really bright colours. And then I also like shimmery light pink and shimmery skintone-ish (I’m pale, so this means cream or very creamy taupes and beiges, just for eye-blending since I don’t generally wear face makeup (it goops up my pores—I’ve stopped getting pimples ever since I gave up the stuff, I don’t even use powder anymore, though I would if I had some nice mineral stuff maybe). I’d like to eventually go natural with my makeup like I have bath/body stuff but I haven’t found resources for this yet! I think I wrote an essay about lipstick/gloss/balm on my questionnaire already, so there’s that to reference too. Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Matthew Gray Gubler. I would have said Heath Ledger too, but he’s gone. I cried at the dinner table that day. Jennifer Morrison and Emma Stone are pretty interesting too, haha. Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? I thought that I didn’t mind one way or another, but then I starting seeing people talking about all the e-cards they are getting and I like the idea. Don’t feel like I will think you are a terrible Witch if you DON’T send lots of them! I know how hard it is to balance life with swappy stuff. Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? No… but I guess I should! Well, I sort of have a PLACE, I just haven’t done it a lot yet. I have a ScentBase profile, which is in my sig and also in my bpal.org profile and also on my questionnaire somewhere. Do you like maple sugar candy? I don’t know if I know what this is, but I love the flavour of maple. I don’t think enough things have it. What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? I haven’t tried it, but I do like maple and bacon, going back to the maple thing, heehee! If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Aww how cute! I don’t even have a pot! I ultimately want one of those clear pots Teavana sells, so maybe next year when I do SW I’ll be asking for a tea cozy! Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Garlic, garlic, and GARLIC! Haha, yeah, I love garlic. I also put pepper on just about everything, though I don’t have a pepper grinder. I tend to use onion powder a lot in cooking because I like the depth of flavour it gives and I tend to not like using real onions themselves. I also love cumin and curry. My favourite herbs are thyme and basil. My favourite “spice” spices are cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg. Cinnamon and clove are pretty essential too, but I think of them in terms of being foundation or supporting players. Cardamom and ginger are movie stars! Microsoft or Apple? Neither really. I’m sort of thematically opposed to big business as a whole. :/ Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? Vacation… um… wow. Unless you count coming to Georgia and ending up living here years ago, I haven’t really gone anywhere. :/ A long time ago I once went to New Orleans. It was a crazy spur-of-the-moment idea a friend had. He liked going to conventions so he tossed 6 of us in two cars and we drove the 9 hours from Dallas to NOLA. But we only stayed a day and drove home the next morning with no sleep. I know, crazy! What I liked most about what we did do while there was bread pudding and beignets! But I love New Orleans and want to go back sometime. I also want to go to Savannah (described as “the New Orleans of Georgia”). More importantly, I want to go to other countries! Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? I LOVE handwritten letters! Don’t get me wrong, the internet is nice. But I do miss an actual-factual piece of paper with writing on it. Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Food things that aren’t food, like processed flour, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils… Other than that, pretty much just raw onions and beef liver. Which I sort of doubt you were thinking of sending anyway! Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Not at all! I like being able to hang onto things with my hot little hands, especially since most of the magazines I like are craft magazines, but hey, half the time not everything in the magazine is usable anyway. I can always print the pages I need. 9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? I did go to do this, then realized the scrobbler did stuff with MP3 players, and I don’t have an MP3 player. I did make a last.fm account though. I am fab_gab there. Any countries you're interested in? Oh! SO MANY! The UK, lots of places in Latin America, Spain… those are the big ones I want to visit, but I like Egyptian, Moroccan, and Indian stuff a lot. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? OOOH, yes! As long, once again, as they’re natural *sheepish* Don’t mean to be a pain! If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Well, considering we are our own worst critics and what she thinks might not be “just right” might still be perfectly awesome, sure! There have been cookies I’ve eaten the baker thought were “burnt”, but I couldn’t imagine eating them any less done because the toasty crispy bits were the best part. And on crafted stuff, half the time a mistake is made you can’t even tell. So yes. Unless of course the components could be reused by the Witch and the value of that is greater than her desire to take the risk that the not rightness is really not right. If that makes any sense! (Yes, I overthink things!) Are you a foodie? YES!!! Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? How about those sports teams? I hear they are teams and they play sports! Seriously, I know nothing and care about nothing, haha. I will watch soccer verrrrrrrry occasionally, but that’s really it. I like figure skating! But not enough to receive any paraphernalia about it. I much prefer various forms of dance. I do have a ballerina pig figure somewhere that I adore. She reminds me of Olivia. No, not THAT Olivia, the CUTE Olivia! For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I LOVE HALLOWEEN! AND HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS! I absolutely adore the elegant stuff, and gothy stuff, and spooky stuff, and campy stuff, and cute stuff. I don’t usually get into crafty/folksy, though the cute stuff and that stuff sometimes crossover. It kind of depends. I could find pictures if it really matters, haha, but the other categories are always safe! Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? I looooooooooooooooooooooove them! If it’s paper, I love it, pretty much. And yes, that means I even like JUST paper, like scrapbook paper. But anyway, I remember in the past a lot of mine have been Papyrus or Antioch, but it’s been a LONG while since I bought one so I don’t know if they are still awesome or not. I tend to gravitate towards spirals, or if not, at least those kind of bound journals that actually will stay open for you. I like the spiral to be covered/protected so it doesn’t snag on stuff because just about anything bookish I own gets tossed into the tote/satchel/knapsack of DOOM. Again here, not into “wallpapery” florals but dramatic florals, funky designs, cute stuff, damasks, weird art, etc are all awesome! 9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? As far as I’m concerned, the icing part of cake is the yuckiest part, so I’m not sure I would actually like these if made with cake mix cake and store icing. Again, sorry to be a food snob! Homemade cake and ganache sound good? There’s a cupcake bakery in Atlanta that should make these with their cupcakes that aren’t perfectly formed. Their cake AND icing are both awesome. I should suggest that to them! Are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? I actually NEVER freaking go anywhere, so I’m not sure these would be useful! I am desperately hoping for a small trip in December, but will hopefully have bought a Chagrin Valley shampoo bar by then so it might not even be necess
  10. 11/1/10 Would you like a box filled with Christmas/Yule treats? I think “a box filled with” is a bit presumptuous, but Christmas/Yule things are fantastic, yes. I particularly love snowpeople. I am not super crazy about peppermint, for the record. It’s nice but not like omgyay. Darling Witchee, are you in on this NaNoWriMo craziness? Would you like motivational pings/writing instruments/lovely blank books in which to pen your masterpiece I used to attempt this every year, and when I say “attempt”, I mean I’d spend the first week of November just trying to figure out what I wanted to write ABOUT and then realized I didn’t have enough time left to actually do it. Now that I’m at a college that is kicking my ass seven ways from Sunday on top of all the other responsibilities and sundry whatnots of life, I don’t see this happening this year. Which admittedly makes me very sad, since every year I say “THIS YEAR!” and then, no. But I do love blank books in general anyway. They always have a million at places like Borders that I wish I could justify buying. 10/29/10 Did you know BPAL is on etsy with leftover trunk show bottles? Would you like any of them? I’m very ignorant about trunk show bottles and protos and everything like this. I don’t remember hearing any mention of it when I first dabbled in BPAL, so I’m just confused. I’m sure there’s something that would be great to have but I don’t know about it yet? Haha. 10/28/10 Would you prefer to have your final package before Halloween or have a reveal package at the end of the round? Not sure how this was being asked on the 28th and people thought it would get there before Halloween, but that’s neither here nor there now either way! I have been such a difficult Witchee that I’m leaving everything up to my Witch to decide. Do you prefer lip balm in a tube or tin? I prefer tubes, since they’re more sanitary, but I wouldn’t have a fit about a tin. 10/21/10 What are you most interested in from the Yule update? I am probably the only one who is actually SAD that the update is out already. I’d like to be excited, but I don’t even have the Weenies I need yet, and haven’t had time to really try to organize the stuff I have for swaps so that I can get them. I haven’t had time to do anything, actually. *sigh* Anyway, enough of my emo whining, regarding the Yules --- > Not sure if they will cooperate with me or not, but The Clock Strikes Midnight, Changing the Shadows, Shadows of What May Be, An Altar to Cold, Rigid, Dreadful Death, sound the most intriguing, but there’s also Haloa 2010, Egg Nog 2010, Whoop, The First of the Three Spirits, and if only there wasn’t vetiver, The Last of the Spirits would be UTTERLY AMAZING. I guess I’m going to be doing a LOT of sniffing at Will Call this Sunday, which sort of sucks because I needed to re-test the Weenies in question as well. I realize I’m complaining about something stupid like having TOO MUCH TO SNIFF, but I’m just already worried I won’t be able to figure out what I want in time. Halloween is my favourite holiday, and I’ve always been so sad hearing people talk about the Weenies of years passed that I wasn’t around for. Of the Last Unicorn scents, the only ones I’m really interested in are The Last Unicorn, The Butterfly, and The Midnight Carnival. I want a scent for the big-boobied tree, darnit! …Ok, this is post-Will-Call now, and I didn’t get to sniff anything but The Clock Strikes Midnight, which I loved. Based on some reviews I read, I’m now curious about Christmas Eve in the Counting House and The Soldier too. 10/20/10 If you were my witchee, would you want to receive Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, or wouldn't that be your cup of classics? I’m trying hard to bite my tongue (or my fingers, as the case may be) and not really go into detail, but I am just definitely not into Jane Austen. They don’t affirm women enough for me. Would you like some homemade snack mix? I do like snack mix! Although I’m pretty eccentric in that I pretty much only eat the Chex and the Melba toasts. I ignore all crackers and pretzels. The more bold the flavour, the better. I have eaten the “Bold” Chex mix and it is not hardly “bold” to me. Garlic, Worcestershire, and spice, all the way! I also love that snack stuff called Munchies? Haha, it’s a crazy name, but it’s like Doritos and Cheetos and Sun Chips or something. Cheese snacks are always win. Knitterly Witchees, would you like a yarn bowl? A bowl MADE of yarn or a bowl FOR yarn? Or both? Haha, I have always been impressed with bowls made of yarn, but don’t go through special trouble if this isn’t easy for you. 10/18/10 So....let's say that you're my witchee, and you have an affinity for widgets. Let's also pretend that I sent you one of these widgets, but in a form that has a very special personal significance to me. Would you find that to be touching (in a "Yay, now I'll always use this and think of my witch!" way) or tacky (in a "My witch is making this all about her!" way)? I can’t really figure out what a widget is, but after putting my Witch through such a hard time of giving her enough info about me, I’m going to say if this appeals to her, go for it. Have you had a chance to try Halloweenies? If so, which ones are you really really in love with this year? Infernal Lover is the only one I bought a bottle of but probably should get more before it’s gone. Might be easier to just link to my post-Will Call review-- http://www.bpal.org/topic/53631-dirty-south-will-call/page__view__findpost__p__1838071 -- but I know I definitely need The Madwoman and Halloween: New Orleans for sure. Slaugh and Ghoulish both didn’t do well on me, but I almost want them anyway just to keep trying over time, haha. …Ok, more post-Will-Call notes—I resniffed some of the ones in question. I’m now sure that I want Slaugh. I bought a bottle of The Shadowy and the Sublime and I have The Madwoman instead of Odd Portents now (long story) but I love these so much that if somehow you got me any amount of them already it would so not be bad. Pocket shrines! Would you like one, made for a particular obsession of yours? I like this idea. I think the best themes for me would be something to remember I’m a valuable, important person, or that there are a few people who love me. I have a hard time remembering these things. 10/14/10 Do you prefer scented or unscented lotions/moisturizers? Generally, scented! But I guess an unscented one might be interesting to have so I could flavour it up with some BPAL. Either way, and I hate to be a broken record, just want it to be natural. 10/13/10 Today I got one of the Starbucks Halloween Bearista Bears - it's dressed like a werewolf! Is this something witchees might like? I love plush things but teddy bears… I don’t know why but I just don’t like them at all. Halloween plushes in general are awesome though. There are some teeny little purple and black bats at Hobby Lobby and I’ve almost bought one but stopped myself. And of course there’s that whole Hello Kitty thing and my weird doll attraction. Are you interested in Halloween costumes for your pet(s)? I don’t have pets, unfortunately. It makes me VERY sad. 10/12/10 Would you want your witch to reveal herself? How? Take it off, baby! Take it all off! Haha, sorry, I just had to make that terrible joke, because “reveal herself” just went into my dirty dirty brain the wrong way! I would love to know who my Witch is, just so I can apologize to her until the end of time! 10/09/10 I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both? I can’t find a description for Bedbugs, so I don’t know, but I’m very curious about Dungeon Crawl. …Ok, finally found out that Bedbug is supposed to be gingerbready, which sounds nice. Probably wouldn’t work on me, the spicy-as-in-autumn-spice ones are weird like that, but who knows. …Another update, I have tested Bedbug and I was right. It’s ok but it doesn’t really do awesome things ON me. 10/07/10 Did you forget anything fun/interesting or find something new and exciting? Uhhh, I’m answering these from the top down so I’ll come back to this, haha! ********************************* 10/05/10 Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? Hmm, I guess if someone had them just hanging around, yeah that would be neat. But don’t go to any particular trouble to buy me something I can’t read anyway, haha. Would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Haven’t looked, but as I’ve said, I’m a little unhappy with Lush. Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? One bottle? The Elephantine Colossus. I guess I don’t really pay attention much to event-exclusives because I know I will never get them, but re-reading the notes, it sounds pretty intriguing. The White Lady one sounds a little interesting too. …And another update! I smelled someone’s decant of Elephantine Colossus at Will Call, and it was really nice. Didn’t test, but in the imp… WOW. If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? 1,2, and 4 are the best, most inclined to 4. Probably a moot point now. If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? Not at all! The place I get my henna still has these. 10/04/10 Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation? My preferred yarn is yarn, haha. I just love yarn. I guess I have more worsted than anything, but worsted is really versatile! I don’t have any lace and lace yarn is something I have been wanting for forever, I have to be honest. But I really love bulky’s and handspuns that are all un-uniform in size (I think they call it thick and thin, or slub, or something like that/those?) I’m rather fond of sock yarn too though. Really, I just love yarn. Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like grapevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? When I picture this in my mind’s eye, I’m seeing like… the kind of thing my boyfriend’s mother still likes, back from when the 80’s era of decorating hit the 90’s era of decorating, and everything was mauve pink and grayish blue and had like, geese on it. I’m sure there’s a more chic way to make such a thing now, but I can’t picture it! Do any witchees need a Snuggie? I’m the one who has to compare the quality to cost ratio of every product mentioned on the thread and I’m sure everybody hates me for it , but no Snuggies for me. I did like the Slanket and the Snuggle Blanket or whatever it was called… the one someone posted that unzips into a blanket and zips into the sleeved robe-ish thing. I think both are too expensive to worry about though. 10/01/10 So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? All of the above! Swank was nasty on me, but I blame the thing that wasn’t the pomegranate part, because it was fruity and lovely before it changed. Real pomegranates are awesome and their juice is amazing. Also, that pomegranate soda they sell at Whole Foods is delicious. Haunt Update? I am not familiar with this. I tried to look it up but my Google fu wasn’t strong enough? I guess if it’s another perfume place, probably not, but if it’s soap, maybe.
  11. fabgab

    From: Wishlist

    Ok, this is going to be huge. Eep! Just because there is a LOT I still need to sniff. I'm kind of still a newbie even though I got on the forum two years ago, because I started trying to get involved and start collecting and then wasn't able to buy anything for a LONG time. Anyway, this isn't for essays, just lists, haha, but I felt it needed 'splainin'. ETA: I'm in the process of editing! Not sure I like these categories, and I need to shift things around. THINGS I WANT DESPERATELY RIGHT NOW IN ANY AMOUNT FOR ANY REASON! *** Actually, I will take anything I have listed on any of these sub-lists in any amount. Better something than nothing, I always say! The Madwoman Old Demons of the First Class Vasilissa THINGS I KNOW I LOVE AND NEED BUCKETS OF! Bordello Eat Me Haloes Heavenly Love and Earthly Love Wezwanie/Hold THINGS I LIKE AND SHOULD HAVE MORE OF, OR HAVE TRIED BUT NEED TO TRY AGAIN! All in the Golden Afternoon Anubis Black Lace Kitsune-Tsuki The Night Raven Paramatman Queen Alice Snake Charmer Voodoo Lily THINGS I WANT TO SNIFF! Antique Lace Bliss Boomslang But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Those Condemned to Death Dorian Eris Faustus Geek.Goth Gluttony Gothabilly Hecate High-Strung Daisies Hollywood Babylon Horrid Mysteries L'Examen de Minuit Lamia Loli.Goth Lotus Moon 2010 Love Me Lucifer Medea Mouse's Long and Sad Tale Mysterious Warning Romanti.Goth Sacred Whore of Babylon Serpents With Glittering Eyes and Forky Tongues Snake Oil Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun The Hanging Gardens The Lady on the Grey The Night Raven The Red Queen Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat Vasakasajja Victoriana.Goth Womb Furie Source: Wishlist
  12. fabgab

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    I would say try Libertine but I don't actually get a "libertine" vibe from Libertine. Do love the name though! I'm thinking something with tobacco and/or booze in it for you. I haven't smelled either of these but going off of notes and generally saucy theme, maybe: Perversion - Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka. or even maybe Wanda is the breathtakingly beautiful sable-wrapped marble queen of Sacher-Masoch's fantasies. Her scent is a deep red merlot with a faint hint of leather, sexual musk and body heat over crushed roses, violets and myrtle.
  13. fabgab

    The Red Queen

    I had the exact same experience that Dymphna did. So much that I hesitated even writing about it, but I guess it will be a helpful review even to say that this can happen to more than one person, right? In the imp, maraschino cherries! Was so excited I gave my boyfriend a whiff and he said it smelled like fake cherries. I got indignant and huffed, "The LAB does NOT use anything synthetic!" I put it on and I too wanted a cherry Italian ice. But that's not so different from any other minute of my life. Anyway, it was still juicy and fruity with beautiful, full, lush cherry goodness. I waited a few moments as it dried, and I sniffed again, and detected the wood somewhere hiding beneath the juicy cherry. I then exclaimed "There's WOOD under there!" and was met with another funny look. I was very excited about the wood smell. I have not yet met a woody BPAL scent I didn't like. (I haven't smelled a ton of them I guess, but I'm thinking of Heavenly Love and Earthly Love, which is such lovely wood on me that I call it Heavenly Wood and Earthly Wood, even though I feel thematically like the wood is the "earthly" part and the other notes form the "heavenly" part. But I digress.) I had already noticed the throw wasn't very strong, but then just as the Red Queen was warming up to the wood, it disappeared. I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that about her in the story too. Loud and in your face, and then disappearing quickly. Sadness! I only have a half-imp of this anyway, so I will definitely hang onto it and try again. With all the scents that smell outright BAD on me, one that smells good but just disappears is worth waiting for.
  14. fabgab

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    I haven't smelled a lot of scents yet, or have much familiarity with the ones I have smelled, but I'm sure there has to be a perfect scent that embodies a mystical, mysterious spirit like that. Between the mysterious and the autumn smell, I'm going to say 13. ...And crud, I just realized every 13 is different! Haha, okay, I'm talking about 13 from June 2008. Which doesn't help much I guess! I had one once, but traded it away for I think Beltane 2008, which I liked even less, but used on Beltanes as part of the celebration at least. I imagine you'll get lots of good 'Weenie recommendations.
  15. fabgab

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    If you like woody smells at all, and I feel like that sort of matches libraries, I'd try either Anubis or Heavenly Love and Earthly Love. Might be a bit difficult to get ahold of the latter, depending on your location. I'm still fairly new to figuring out scents and notes and stuff too, so those are my best guesses for now! If you don't like wood, maybe a soft, delicate but not overly girly-floral scent would be Eden or Queen. I would like to play too, if I may? I have found a few smells I like, but I don't know if I felt that any of them represented ME. So here goes: I work at a library but even though I adore books, I don't always identify as the "librarian" type. When I was a young teenager I thought I'd be a novelist and then I went through phases of wanting to be a screenwriter, a professional bellydancer, a veterinarian, a professional seamstress, and now I think I've finally decided with seriousness that I want to study psychology. I don't want to birth children, I'd rather help ones that already exist. I want to travel to other countries to both learn and teach. Both of my parents are deceased so I have I'm very adamant about principles, especially of justice and fairness. For this reason and lots of others I'm a pretty strong feminist. I love creating things and have tried or plan to try most of the types of crafts I can think of. My Venus in Taurus also has me loving soft things, shiny things, and good-smelling things of all types. As strongly as I feel about things, I'm also really fun-loving and embrace adventure whenever possible. It's been difficult recently due to LOTS of financial oppression, but I'm going to college again (after a bit away) in the fall and look forward to blossoming a bit more. I'm an Aries sun/Pisces moon/Leo rising so as confident and go-getting as I feel I should be, I'm often sort of insecure and end up daydreaming about being as confident and go-getting as I should be. I have only been in the state I live in a few years and have been rather stuffed under a rock so I'm always trying to figure out how to make friends. Oh, and I talk too much. That much is obvious though.
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