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    Mod post: No wishlist posts in blogs

    I don't keep a wish list here, and I have my offsite lists linked in my blog with my Switch Witch questions. Is that acceptable?
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    Switch Witch Halloweenie 2017

    Hello, beloved Witch! I'm going to post q&a and any other helpful info for you here. Wish lists My wish list for perfume is on my ScentBase profile. By the time assignments go out, it should be up to date. Hopefully. Amazon Etsy Other favorite online shops (besides bath & beauty related, which I'm sure you know urls for): Cat Coven Magical Omaha Poison Apple Print Shop Meowingtons Q&A Would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? Sure, that would be neat. Does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ I've never tried any of Solstice Scents' products, but I'm always open to being enabled. Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ Wishes are added to ScentBase. (I'm almost always ahead of these because of updating, lol.) Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? All of those sound awesome! I love farmers markets, and supporting indie farmers & other businesses. Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com Those are really pretty! I wear cool colors, typically purples and pinks, although I like greens too. And sometimes I do shades of peach. Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? Their eye shadows are really pretty! Color-wise, see above. I especially love things with chromatic shift. How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? I like Hello Kitty! Chococat is my fave, but I also like Kitty herself. Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Sure! Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? What the hell... looks like Etsy's down right now. Will check back later! Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list Apple Milk sounds awesome! How do you feel about these little guys? https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions They're cute, but not really my fave. Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ I like the SFO Sky Mitts and Stormy Tarts hat. What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Brom Bones (it's my fave scent on my hubby, and he's been out for ages). We also really liked DeSade. For me, MB: Underpants. I know. Laugh it up. But a girl can dream, right? What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Actual underpants. Is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Spell of Ravensong is awesome! Also Triggers and Starman. Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? Sure! Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? The body butter looks nice, in any of those scents. Lip balm: coconut lemongrass, Earl Grey, rosemary mint, orange clove, vanilla coffee. Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? Nah, I just use my phone. If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I like images, cat things especially of course. In particular, I like to have little cards on hand I can include with swaps or pop in the mail if a friend is sick or as a thank you note, etc. What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Sure! I especially like cool post-its. Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson I love her work! Fave pieces: The Cats of Ulthar, Toil & Trouble, Asenath, Mother of Dragons, Innsmouth, Full Moon, The Black Cat, La Befana. I also like the Hades & Persephone ones but can't pick a fave. Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Nothing in particular, but I do like their stuff, yes. Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) I love scarves and wrist warmers. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I don't collect them, but I do have a card from Hawaii that one of my besties sent me when he lived there, and it's my current fave. Any of this stuff sounds fun, though. Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Peanut butter fudge is my favorite, although I like chocolate too. I can't each much of any flavor, though, because it's so rich. I've never tried butterscotch. Do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Yes! Yum. What would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? I've already added them to my ScentBase wishes. (I added them all to the site when they came out the other evening, and updated my wish list while I was at it.) Do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I hang onto them, although I'm not a hoarder of them. I always pop one into swaps & such. I'm not looking for any in particular, but they're always nice to have. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ I'm sure my witch can guess at this point that my favorite is Nostalgia (the black cat). Gorgeous! I also like Corvid Love, Raposa's Garden and Sky Prism. Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Cats of course (of all sizes), wolves, foxes, crows, bats, owls. Mythologically, the Cait Sidhe, Dragons! Given my work with Hecate, I'm also warming up to other serpents. Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) Yesssss! Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Yes, especially Take a Knee. I have Bluebonnet, which surprisingly works for me, although florals usually don't. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? Not really, although we do grow our own herbs and some veggies, and we compost. Don't think we really need tools for that. Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ Nah, they're not my fave. I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? Something that I don't have would be nice, or a cool piece in one of my favorite stones. Here's what I currently have (faves marked with *): Moss Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony, Chiastolite, Citrine, Dragonstone*, Emeralid, Fluorite**, Garnet, Ocean Jasper, Picasso Jasper, Rainforest Jasper, Wine Jasper, Labradorite***, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone***, Snowflake Obsidian, Quartz, Rose Quartz, Strawberry Quartz*, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite**, Sapphire, Shungite, Tiger's Eye*, Black Tourmaline. Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Pumpkin! I do like zucchini bread too though. What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Made by someone else (because I'm not good at making these)? Pumpkin, snickerdoodle, or peanut butter. Made by me? Chocolate chip w/ pecans. Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) I have pretty sensitive skin, so probably not the best idea for me. Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Yes! Lavender vanilla bean sounds great. Want some honey from the bees on our property? Yum! Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Blackberry, peach and strawberry rhubarb sound great. How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. Yum! I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. I would totally nom those. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? I can always use a cute tote to take to the farmers market / grocery store. Pretty happy with my pillow cases (I have the cool moon phases ones from Sin & Linen). Do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I do. (It's a pain in the ass because our water pressure is awful, so it takes forever to fill the tub and by the time it's full it's not hot anymore. I end up heating water in a big pot on the stove and lugging it upstairs so it will be warm enough – so Victorian!). And I like all of the above. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an iPhone 7, but I'm planning on upgrading to the iPhone X next month. I have an iPad Pro (the big one) and a 27" iMac (late 2015 model). I have MacBook Pro, but my hubby uses it more than I do now that I have the iMac, because he handles most of our meetings & sales-y stuff. I would love a cool skin or decal for the iPad or iMac tho. Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemonstore.com/category-s/1871.htm Yum! See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Yes! Yum. Are any witchees into coloring books? Yes Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? Not especially. If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? Just two. Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? Generally speaking, no, although there are a few that I like. I would love to see Hamilton; I've listed to the soundtrack and watched some videos and it looks great. I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? These sound nice: Apple Marshmallow hair gloss, Apple IV, VI & VII. And anything cool from comics or other fandoms I'm into would be awesome. I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Sure! See above. [b[Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?[/b] They have nice scarves and jewelry. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Have I mentioned my obsession with Cat Coven? And this is one of my favorite Etsy shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeBaunFineCeramics Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! Stones/crystals, pottery, small home goods like candle holders and such. Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Sure! Wish list. Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Um.... not sure right now, but if I think of something, I'll add it to the top of my list. Maybe the what-do-you-collect question: I kind of (very selectively) collect POP figures. Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) See above. If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Modern rustic witch maybe? LOL. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? Nope. BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) Sure! It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? I wear socks with boots in fall / winter, and occasionally other times. I do have a Sock Dreams wish list. Would you be open to previously-loved books? Of course! What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Sure! So what are your favorite fandoms? There are so many, and you can probably get those from my books / authors / etc. lists. I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Wow! Sure. I would say wine & cheese, but those might be a PITA to ship. Really, any cool little thing would be wonderful. Are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? Yes!!! All the yes. Here are the tarot decks that I currently have: The Lumina Tarot, The Marseille Cat Tarot, The Art Nouveau Tarot, The Wild Unknown Tarot, Tales of the Mystical Cats, Spirit Cats (oracle deck), The Tarot of Pagan Cats, The Earthbound Oracle, The Cleopatra Tarot, The Vertigo Tarot, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, Revelations Tarot, The Amanda Palmer Tarot. I am trying, as you might guess at this point, to find all the cats deck I can. I also have a pendulum, a set of witch's runes, and a scrying mirror that I've just started working with. I don't have a lot of experience with any of these, so any sort of tool, info or literature on those would be helpful, in particular for the runes and pendulum. ETA: And I just got a set of Ogham discs from the latest Crone's Crate! I don't know anything about these. Should be fun to check out. World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Sure! I'm pretty good with both of these but it's always useful to get another's perspective. I was born 2/1/79 at 1:10 pm in Norton, VA, USA. In case you want to do anything synastry-wise (which I would love to learn more about), my husband was born 2/17/73 at 7am in Tampa, FL, USA. Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? That would be fabulous. I always need more stones / crystals (some faves: labradorite, purple/green fluorite, moonstone, rhodonite; if you wanted to send me something I don't have, poke me, and I'll make a list . Herbs are always good too, particularly things I can't grow here (things I grow and therefore always have on hand: sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, wormwood, rue, pennyroyal, bergamot, betony, feverfew). Little bottles for storing herbs are great too (all mine are full). Incense or incense paraphernalia. Really, whatever you thought would be cool to send would be appreciated and used. I know that some people like to choose all their own altar tools and such, but I think that receiving things like that as a gift imbues them with more significance than something I just bought on Etsy. And I'm also very open to old things / (inexpensive) antiques for this purpose. Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Lawd, yes! Scents that look most enticing: Dead Man's Bones, October Road, Moonrise Bonfire, Midnight Mocha, Apple Fest, Pumpkin Guts, Samhain Hard Cider, Pumpkin Chai Latte. Favorite gemstones? Labradorite, moonstone (rainbow, black, peach... all of them), fluorite, emerald, amber (yes, yes, not a gemstone), garnet. I'm crazy about rhodonite right now too. If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? It depends on the piece, I think. I'd check out my Etsy lists for examples of things I like. Any love of pirates or SCA? I've never participated in SCA, although I've always found it intriguing. I like pirates just fine too. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Fave Disney characters: Maleficient, Marie (from the Aristocats), Eeyore, or Star Wars or Marvel stuff. Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Yes! I'm Ravenclaw. How do you feel about chokers? It depends on how comfy they are. Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? I prefer the vertical door type. Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? The closest TJ's is an hour and a half away, so I don't get to visit very often. And OMG YES ALL THE PUMPKIN THINGS! (Yeah yeah, "so basic," but if loving pumpkin is wrong, I don't wanna be right.) Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? My hubby is more the chef than me, except when it comes to baking. Spices and such would definitely get used, though, particularly things you can't find at just any grocery (examples: galangal, The Ingredient Which Cannot Be Found; curry leaves, which I can find but have to make a special trip). And I love hot sauce. I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? Sure! Beachy things like shells would be fun. What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Salted caramels Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? That would be fun! Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I included my furbabes in my questionnaire. And yes, if you're so inclined. I think I have the feather toys my kitties prefer on my Amazon list (lol) and I can also use the narrow version of the corrugated cardboard scratchers. And the puppy! Lupa is 9 months old and still very chewy, so she needs toys. The problem is our big girl, Veela, likes to turn things into pieces of things. Like, in a matter of minutes. I really can't exaggerate how destructive she is. So anything we get has to be super sturdy. As an example, we've had some luck with the Kong Wubba toys (the really tough ones, not the plush ones). Also, no ropes (Veela tears them apart in 5 minutes and tends to swallow the strings... if you have dogs, you can imagine the results ). Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Yes! They're one of my favorite etailers. I ordered Black Cats, Hallowcats, and Every Pumpkin Counts... but there are so many lovelies! I'll add any others I'm interested in to ScentBase wishes. Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) Yes! On ScentBase wishes. Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have? I'm currently mostly into ESO, although I pop into WoW occasionally too (I'm in that bored-with-this-expansion phase). My other fave is Final Fantasy XIV. Can't wait for the next Dragon Age game. In general, I like RPGs, MMORPGs and survival horror (although there's none of the latter that I'm playing at the moment). If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? I do have a Steam wishlist. Not sure how to share it, but I have one. User cammycat79. How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf - Pretty Chevron scarf - I'm not crazy about the chevron points at the bottom. Lacy and fuzzy - Pretty Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) - Very nice and snuggly looking Leafy! - My favorite of the lot Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? Yes. My favorites are: sours (think more Flemish sour than, say, that watermelon gose crap); various Belgian styles; Lambics (but not usually cherry); German hefeweisens; stouts (but not Imperials); ambers and browns, particularly nut browns. I'm not a big fan of IPAs and other really hoppy styles. Like booze? What kinds? NOT RUM. Anything but rum, lol. It gives me headaches (as in, one drink will give me a headache). Faves: Scotch, bourbon, good tequila, vodka. In terms of liqueurs, I like Baileys (or other Irish Creams), Chambord (or similar), Kahlua, various absinthe-like things. Like Wine? What kinds? So very much. I'm a huge wine nerd. Cabernet Franc is my favorite varietal, followed by Mourvedre / Monastrell. Geographically, I tend to favor Italians, and wines from Oregon (particularly their Pinot Noirs) and Washington. I love tart or dry German Reisling (Kabinett or drier), especially the tart ones (yes, I like my Reisling to basically taste like Sweet Tarts; so sue me). I'm a big fan of rosé (not that White Zinfandel bullshit; real rosés), particularly those made from Cab. In general, I prefer old world style reds. I like them complex and interesting. This isn't to say that I don't like new world stuff, because I do, but I prefer they not be too jammy / fruit bomb-y. I drink less white wine than red, but I do like it, particularly French whites. I rarely like sweet or dessert wines. I rarely like Sauvignon Blanc, because I don't like the "green bell pepper" note that so many of them have. Oh but wait! Whoever came up with these three questions forgot my other beverage love: CIDER! This is the best cider on the planet. My personal fave is the Stayman Winesap, followed by First Fruit. In general, I prefer cider made champegnoise style like this one (which is not to say I won't drink others). Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Sure! I typically keep my hair dyed some sort of fun color. Right now I have galaxy hair in blue, magenta, and purples. For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I always watch Trick 'r Treat, Nightbreed, Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com The liquid soap in Rosemary Mint sounds nice, and the activated charcoal detox scrub. What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Black cats (of course!), witchy things, crows, bats, pumpkins & pretty leaves. I am not a fan of spiders. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Yes, and yes. I would love love love specialty candy from local or unusual sources (generally speaking, I am a fan of just about everything from local or unusual sources; I love to support small / indie businesses). And I do like chocolate. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? Sure! Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? It's pretty but not really for me. Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Any hair thing for me needs to be able to cope with fine hair, otherwise it will just slide out. I do like fascinators and comfy-but-pretty headbands I can wear to yoga or out hiking. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Yes! See above question re: candy. I like honey too. But really anything. Are you interested in any prescription subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? I used to get Ipsy and liked it. I wouldn't mind trying something similar, skin care / beauty related. Or something cat related. Or witchy. Right now I get Magickal Folk's eclectic witchery kit, which I really like. Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Things like nail polish / decals / etc. would be ok, but nothing that goes on skin. My skin is too sensitive. How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I collect records! That's my favorite way, although given money and space constraints, I only buy things I really love in that format. Otherwise, I listen to mp3s using iTunes or Amazon Music (I have an Echo, so I either buy from Amazon or copy things I buy through iTunes to my Amazon account), or listen to Pandora. Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Usually I prefer Kindle books (although I can use any ebook format, and also have the Nook app, so no worries there if you hate Amazon, dear witch; I know some people do). I prefer any kind of book that I might be flipping back and forth in for reference in print (examples: any kind of reference book, cookbooks, etc.). I often by books by favorite authors in print too. In any case, my Amazon list has the preferred format, or should. If you're not sure, just ask! And yes, I would love to be surprised with a scary, classic horror book. I'm sure you can get a good idea of my tastes from my Goodreads. Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? In order of preference: candles, incense, wax tarts. I LOVE Sihaya & Co.'s candles; they're my favorites. I would love an essential oils diffuser (I don't have one) or Halloweenie candle holders. FYI, I also do loose incense, so in terms of accessories, I can always use charcoal tabs too. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Sure. I can always use things like: small cloth bags in various colors (think the size of the velvet-y bags you sometimes get from the Lab) I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Cute things! Particularly cute cat things, or fox things. I love Totoro. Also any fun sheet masks or other Asian beauty goodies (particularly cute ones, lol). I'm also open to snacks. How do you feel about nail wraps? They're fun. If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? I would love a scarf or handwarmers. My usual favorite colors from the questionnaire are always a safe bet, but I'm also really into wine shades right now. Miss Twilight posted this pic on Instagram, and I am in love with that yarn. So pretty! - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I love scarves. I would be open to trying a knitted washcloth, if the yarn is very soft. I'm weirdly sensitive to acrylics, so natural fibers are best. For the washcloth in particular, probably something really gentle like cotton, because I'd mostly be using it when I wash my face. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Not any specific character, but I wish I was one of the Cait Sidhe (from Seanan McGuire's October Daye series). If you've read the series, the why is obvious, but if not: they're fae cats who can shapeshift into human form. If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? I'm not one of those people who thinks "I was born in the wrong era" or whatever. Things aren't perfect now, but they were even shittier for women in the past. The only thing I can think of is I might travel back a few decades to see a band I love and have never / will never get to see play live (Joy Division, for example), as long as I could hop right back here. I wouldn't mind skipping 45's entire presidency, either, except I'm too afraid I'd go forward and find he's nuked us all. Sigh. Moving right along. If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? I'd rather meet fellow BPAListas I only know online than meet a celebrity. Except maybe Seanan McGuire, because I happen to know she's a fan, so she'd probably enjoy a meet & sniff. Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Yes! I love Alicia's work. For stylistic reference, I added the ones I have to my Purchased Loves list on Etsy. The Triple Moon is my current favorite. I'm also crazy about the pumpkin earrings she does in the fall. Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? A scarf would be great. Ooh, or a tarot cloth! I've been trying to find something I like. Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? I don't think I need anything right now. I have a plan coming together. Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Sure! Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? I'm still trying to learn to knit, so no. Save the fancy stuff for when I finally figure it out. Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? That would be super sweet. Favorites: Big Cat Rescue, Best Friends Animal Society, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Innocence Project. Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Should be on my wish list at ScentBase. I'm also getting decants from Fatherhood, so once I try them, I will add accordingly. And let's not forget that Weenies are not live yet (and I am dying to see them; it's my favorite update of the year). Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Yes. I'm particularly fond of things like cute (but still styled / large enough to be useful) post-its and stickers. I love pens too, but I'm a little particular about them. My handwriting is basically illegible with larger-point pens, so I go for the really fine point ones (0.5 or less). It can be kind of hard to find good ones. Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? I wouldn't mind trying their Coco Mango Butter. - Or Haus of Gloi? I am slightly obsessed with Pumpkin Butter. YMMV, but it's the best body butter I've used (and I have dry skin, so I've tried a lot). Ghost Puffs is one of my favorite scents! I just got a sample of Grimoire and really liked it too, and I'd love to try Pumpkin Cake Pops, Hex, Salted Caramel, and Candy Corn. Product-wise (aside from beloved pumpkin butter and of course perfume), I love whipped soap (when they're available) and I'd love to try their bathing dust, hair oil, or scrub. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Yes! I love having a nice door wreath. Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Sure! Things that look especially nice: lip butters, shower gel, butter cream, bath soaks, candles... well, pretty much anything except the hair conditiner. I *really want* to try these indie conditioners and shampoos, but my hair is color treated (very color treated, as you will see if you check out my Instagram and such), and they never list whether their products are color safe or not, so I don't risk it. :/ What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Coffee: Whole beans, and I prefer medium-to-dark roasts. Some faves for reference: This is my local coffee hookup, and I am obsessed with Monsoon Malabar, Mysore Nuggets, and Espresso Milano. So roasts in that vein would be awesome. Tea: Black, green, white, herbal, I like them all. I like Chai too. Here's the description of one of my faves, Black Cats & Pointy Hats by Dryad Tea: "All things autumn, mulled spices and apples. Delightful with honey and great to drink as crisp leaves fall from trees ready to sleep for the season." Gadgetry-wise, the only thing I can think of would be one of those tea travel mug type things. How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? That would be so fabulous! - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? Probably the larger box would be best, lol. Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) Me me me me me! - What are your faves if you are? Ingredient-wise, I'm all about snail good & ferments. Some fave products: Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream & Snail Recovery Gel Cream; Manyo Factory Lactobacillus Bifida Mist (Pumpkin ferment! And you remember I said I love pumpkin butter? I am a firm believer in all things pumpkin, and they also have a pumpkin ferment serum I'd love to try); Acwell 5.5 Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser; Neogen BioPeel pads (I like the wine ones best); RE:P's Bio Fresh Mask with Calming Herb; and practically anything Klairs makes. I have sensitive skin that tends toward dryness, and Klairs, RE:P, and Neogen have been really good to me on that front. I love them. I love sheet masks too. - Some stuff I would like to try: I'm hearing a lot about camellia oil, and would love to try one of those products. I'd also like to try more of the bath & body K-Beauty stuff. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... ~ WARNING: WITCHY STUFF AHEAD ~ Probably the most significant / important thing is that I'm studying the Sorcery of Hekate with Jason Miller. So, working to build a relationship with her and be initiated into her mysteries. I'm an eclectic solitary practitioner, and this is really the first formalized tradition I've worked in. It was an investment, and I waffled about it for ages before signing up at the last minute, but I'm really glad I did. I also took Aeolian Heart's astrology course DISCOVERY, and again, that was awesome. I had taken her free HEARTBEAT email course previously, and learned a lot, but DISCOVERY gave me a much more in-depth knowledge of not only "how to read an astrological chart," but also how to work with astrological forces in witchery. I feel like I've totally leveled up. ~ NON-WITCHY STUFF ~ K-Beauty! I've always been into skincare, but this has really upped my game. Yoga: this is not new, but several years ago my yoga teacher stopped teaching when she had a baby... and she never came back to teaching. I'd made friends among the small group of us who took her classes, and although I still see them occasionally, it definitely hasn't been the same. I was really, really upset, actually. I have social anxiety, and it's hard for me to make friends, so I took it pretty hard. And trying to find a new class, having to deal with being "the new person" again, felt kind of overwhelming. Anyway, I've really wanted to go back, and when I started working with a friend who's a life coach, she was super encouraging and helped me get over my bullshit and try out a new studio... which I love. I'm super happy to be practicing again, and I've made some new yoga friends there, and even have my husband coming in with me once a week. What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? It was one of my favorite, if not the favorite, cartoons growing up. I love it. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? Yay! I love it. I've been wanting to try Black Moon Cosmetics. I like Rituel de Fille, although I don't like how pricey they are. I also got a really great liquid lipstick from Notoriously Morbid in a Sihaya & Co. box and I love it. It's one of very few liquid lipsticks I've tried that I like, so I'd love to try more of their stuff. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? www.criobru.com Sure! Sounds interesting. Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? OMG yes! (Women's Ultra Slim L) Faves: https://www.teeturtle.com/products/spooky-kitties?variant=44423679241 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/spellbound?variant=44569082633 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/howl-at-the-moon?variant=44553236937 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/batty-for-you?variant=44500139849 https://www.teeturtle.com/products/dia-de-los-foxes?variant=44426482185 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? Sure! I'd love to try the body whip, whipped soap, or body polish. Scents that look interesting: Pumpkin'ead, Pumpkin Eater, Dust Witch, Toffee Moon Face Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Sure! Can't think of specific wishes off the top of my head, but chocolates and other snackies are always great, or anything cool from little indie producers (like Future Primitive above) that I might not be able to get here would be really cool. Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I'm way into podcasts. Faves: My Favorite Murder, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Welcome to Night Vale, King Falls AM, Small Town Horror, Last Podcast on the Left, Up and Vanished, Crime Town, Pagan Gumbo. And my new favorite that I'm loving so so much: Steal the Stars. So well produced, such good acting. And it's a discrete story, not an ongoing series, that's more like an old-fashioned radio play (there's no "this is a podcast" element to the fiction; it's just audio drama). And yes! I love podcast merch. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co.? I have everything I need right now, I think... I'm obsessed with those candles, though. Obsessed. ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? Wow! I've never tried their polish before but it looks beautiful. Some colors that look tempting: Black Orchid, Undenied, Peace, Chleo, Moonstone, Deja Vu, Interstellar, Poetry, Lilac Bridges Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? None that I can think of. Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? That would be great! Something to help see / connect with spirits. Do you like poetry? I love it.
  3. cam

    Switch Witch Fall 2014

    Hi, Witch! The questionnaire said we should not include wish list links in it due to issues with links not translating, so I'm going to put them here, followed by answers to questions posted in the thread, so everything will be in one convenient spot. Wish lists: BPAL BPTP Amazon Etsy (probably not super up-to-date, but useful for ideas maybe) Pinterest wish list board Q&A 1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? I pumpkin in all forms. 2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). Sure! That would be awesome. 3. Trading Post wants? I love the Miskatonic U candle. Right now, waiting for Halloweenie update! 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. Not crazy about Mary Kay or Avon, or any food company. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I love coffee and tea. I am anti-Keurig. 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? Not much. My hubby does most of the cooking. I bake (cookies, banana bread, that sort of thing) and have a few dishes that I'm very good at making. THAT SAID... my mom just bought us a food dehydrator, so I'm interested in learning about drying stuff. 7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? Of course! I would love any sort of creative endeavor my witch sent. 8. What culture or country (doesnt have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? I love Italy. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there (and he'd visited before). We weren't in an especially touristy area, and we really loved the lifestyle. Lots of small local shops, lots of walking and taking trains. We love the old buildings too (whereas here people seem to have this throwaway attitude; things aren't built to last). It was wonderful. 9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? I would love to have my cat, Simon, in a format suitable for a tattoo. 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Reading and gaming are my primary downtime activities (and I read A LOT). Currently, I'm way into Final Fantasy XIV, gaming-wise. I like yoga. Sometimes I like making jewelry. I used to go to the gym (our local YMCA) a lot, but due to finances this year, I don't have a current membership. I hope I can renew soon. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? I desperately wish we had a local D&D group. Right now we don't, so we don't have anything. 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? We have blu-ray, and also an Apple TV. Used is just fine. Movie wishes: anything Alfred Hitchcock, Beauty and the Beast (Disney), The Cat Returns (anime), The Wind Rises (anime), Howl's Moving Castle (anime). 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? I'm open to anything that fits within my likes/dislikes from questionnaire. Other info that I forgot to include: I don't like marzipan, and I only like coconut in savory things (like curry) or those little doughnuts with toasted coconut on top. I really don't like, for example, Mounds-style candies. 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? I don't think I could pick a favorite fandom if I tried! 15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. I think I put them in my questionnaire. Yes, I'm happy to add BPALers as friends. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particular exhibitor or artist? Nothing specific, but if my witch saw something she thought I'd like, go for it! 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I like to be in contact with my witch, and chattiness is great! But I also understand that my witch could be busy, shy, etc. so if you get me and that's you don't feel pressured! If you *are* chatty, by all means, email away. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Yes! 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? I've digitized pretty much all my music at this point, but if my witch sent a CD, I could always rip it, so no big deal. 20. Whats a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you havent had time to address it? I'd have to think about this one. Nothing comes immediately to mind. 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin That would be cool. 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason bad associations? Nothing that I can think of that a witch would remotely send. 23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? NA for me, but I now that you mention gummies... I love Haribo gummy bears. I understand that they have other gummies too, but the traditional bears are the only ones we can get in our area. 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? Personally, I love them. I may have more apple scents than pumpkin ones, in fact, and of course, yum! Apples, apple cider, apple pie (not that a pie would ship well!)... On the other hand, I'm not fond of "green apple" flavored things (think: Skittles, Jolly Rancher, etc.), although I love actual Granny Smiths. Favorite apple: winesap. 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? I think this was in my questionnaire. 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Not quite ready for them yet. 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? I love Hello Kitty (who is a cat; don't be ridiculous, Sanrio) and also Chococat, although not as much as Tokidoki cats. 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? I'm a huge wine nerd, and I would love to take a serious wine course, like a week-long workshop or something. I'd also really love to take another course like the ones offered here (I took her Witchcraft 101 course online and really enjoyed it). 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? Yes. I'll have to come back to this. I worked really hard on this question last night (before my hubby closed the browser tab I left open, ARGH!) and I'll have to start over again. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Sure. I like the cats! 31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) Sure, I would like that (but I probably wouldn't use stationery much; I'd prefer something more along the lines of cards or notepads). 32. What is something you'd really like to receive from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" Getting to know my witch is always my favorite part. I love it when my witch sends something she's made, or things she loves from where she lives (for example, one witch sent me coffee roasted in her hometown). 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. Amanda Palmer - Bottomfeeder REM - Leave U2 - Raised by Wolves Nero - Innocence Beats Antique - Egyptic Bad Religion - American Jesus AFI - Malleus Maleficarum David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust Bauhaus - She's in Parties Boysetsfire - High Wire Escape Artist Wow, iTunes. Way to get random. 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yay! 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO Tom Hiddleston 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? All that glitters is not Who gives a shit? Ooh, sparkly! 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." – Joseph Campbell This one keeps me going when running my own business gets discouraging. "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." – Robert A. Heinlein I think the why here is pretty obvious. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? I prefer eBooks (Kindle, Nook, ePub, whatever). I LOVE audiobooks (and I do have an audible account, the email on the account is the one in my questionnaire). 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? I do enjoy some smut. I love Mei Lin's work. I also tend toward MM romance of the sort written by and for women. 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Yay! 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? Ooooh. I love Haus of Gloi (Ghost Puffs! Must have all the Ghost Puffs!). A perfect blend for me: Leather, tobacco, woodsmoke, vanilla. 43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? Something with a cat, or a beautiful fall landscape, with colorful leaves. 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? Black cats, bats & witches are my favorites. 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? Favorite brands: Urban Decay, Benefit. I'm starting to get into Nyx. Indie-wise, I like Meow Cosmetics, and I'm open to trying others too, particularly ones that have bright, high quality pigments. I love eye shadows and nail polish with that cool color shift effect. I would love to try Enchanted Polish. 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? I have no problem with that. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? My hair is only chin length, so it would probably be too short. 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? I wish, but sadly no. No one much to LARP with in our area. 49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. I wouldn't freak out. I'm pretty adventurous. (I don't know if I'd eat a chocolate covered scorpion, though.) 50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? Sure. Things I wouldn't like: carrot, celery (not sure if either of those would even be an option), pineapple. Something I would love: some kind of yummy tomato jam, strawberry jalapeno jam (someone made some this summer and it was crazy good), something along the lines of a blackberry ginger jam. Hope that's helpful! 51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? Brands I'd love to try: Enchanted Polish, A England, Butter London. Have no texture issues. Colors to avoid: yellow (ugh) and blue (I WANT to use this but it always makes me look like I have corpse hands). Colors I love: Purple (of course), red (particularly deep reds), pink, nudes with a pink or purple base. I love shimmery/color shift polish. I love bright and interesting colors (in makeup also) and have no need to be concerned about "office colors" (that's why I'm the bitch in charge). 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? I would love it. 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? Sadly, I'm guessing you can't ship sushi direct to my door? Hehe. Anyway, let's see... Kit Kats in crazy flavors, Studio Ghibli stuff, cool chopsticks (mine are getting pretty worn out), Maneki Nekos, wasabi or other spicy, crunchy snacks, stickers. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Not that I can think of off the top of my head, but check my BPAL wish list. 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? Lush wishes & faves: D'Fluff (dying to try it), Jackie Oates, Ocean Salt, Dream Cream, It's Raining Men. I'd like to try their makeup too. 56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. Right now we're really focused on saving for a trip to Brussels (hopefully) later this fall. My hubby has been invited to speak at a seminar. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? Size L. I prefer tissue tees. 58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? Love it! Blind box Tokidoki cactus kitty (everything else on my wish list is t-shirts and stuff) 59. Zombies, yes or no? Yes 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? Love them! I wear them all fall and winter. I like them just-past-the-wrist style the best (and only have a gray pair of those, so I'd love more colors). 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? I think by now my witch knows the answer to this one. 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? Yes! Right now, I'd like some Punkie Night and Indian Summer (are there more Halloweenie ones coming out soon?). What I really, really love is Hayley's new sensitive skin facial scrub (I got to be a tester!) but I don't think it's available yet. I love it, and desperately need more. 63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? That would be cool with me, but probably not as cool with my dogs. I have a german shepherd who's super protective, and a Catahoula mix who just follows along with him. So... probably better to let me know in advance! 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. I'm still learning. 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? Yay! Very much yay. 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? I would love that (although not dishclothes, since we use sponges). Natural fibers, and fave colors are in my questionnaire. 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? Pretty much, yeah. I don't think there's anything on there I've already bought. 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? That would be excellent. 69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types? I'd love that, and I would like a burner for loose incense and some charcoals. I don't have a very good burner (I'm actually just using a flat candle holder), and I'm almost out of charcoal. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? Sure! That would be great. 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? Handmade cards would be lovely. I'm not sure about a quill pen. Are they hard to use? 72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? I would say a 10, although I'm actually not that crazy about the flavor of ghost peppers. 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? If we're talking "things you mostly only see at Halloween," I'd have to go with Mary Janes (those yummy peanut butter candies in orange and black wrappers). 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? When someone asked about Thinkgeek and I went to check my wish list, I sort of fell in love with these, although usually I like the kind that are like a cross between a fuzzy sock and a Mary Jane (shoe, not candy). 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Basically everything about it. 76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? I'm hoping to pick up an iPhone 6 this week or next, and I'd need a case for it, but you know how that goes. Usually it takes awhile for companies to make cool cases. 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. I can always use more eye shadow brushes. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? Either is fine with me. 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? Um... how to put this... I'm not really a PJs kind of girl. Ahem. 80. Do you like M&Ms? Yes! 81. How about wax melts? Also yes! 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? I prefer Pandora (but I will mention that our Pandora subscription just expired and we haven't yet renewed it). 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? Lilly Witch sounds pretty great. (And I won't be ordering, because Weenies.) 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? Those are pretty cute. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Now here's a question I can answer in detail! My routine: In the morning: I typically use a gentle scrub (my new fave is the upcoming Paintbox one for sensitive/dry skin, although I'm out of my sample and right now using the St. Ives apricot kind) with my Clarisonic. Then a Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel pad, followed by Urban Decay b6 prep spray, Clinque Laser Focus, Laser Focus eye cream, Josie Maran Argan Milk, Clinique Moisture Surge Intense, Urban Decay Illuminating beauty balm, and foundation primer (still trying to pick a favorite; I have like three deluxe-size samples I keep waffling between). Then makeup. At night: I use an oil-based cleanser (usually Josie Maran argan oil cleanser, but right now I have some of the Julep kind) and Burt's Bees peach makeup remover cloths (helps with eye makeup), then moisturize. I realize this is a lot of crap. I might be a tiny bit obsessive on this point. 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? I would love Salem goodies! Mugs and postcards would be lovely, as would witchy supplies. I have a lot of incense, but I'm always looking for unscented candles in various colors, and books. I believe all the books in my witchy library are in my Goodreads for reference. 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? Her scarves are very pretty. 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? Um... maybe? As long as we're talking cute and knit. I wouldn't be into anything at all realistic, but cute & knit would be just fine. 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? I don't need any at the moment. 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I'm pretty well covered there. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? Yes! Hopefully (finances willing) my husband and I are going to Brussels later this fall (think end of November - mid December). He's been invited to speak at a seminar. Also, October 13 is our wedding anniversary. 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Metamorphosis: Question Mark Lilith: Lily Witch GC: 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Anything my witch thinks might interest me would be cool. 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? Sure! 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? The floating lockets are cute! 96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? Wine & cider are my favorites. I would love samples of local/regional/small batch craft spirits. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? Sure! I've never had any, but they sound fun for tea. 98. Jamberry nail wraps? I've never tried them, but they look cool! 99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? This. I don't think it's still in print, and I've tried to find it and had no luck. 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? 1. Benefit Lollibalm (I bought one of these over the summer, loved it, then lost it on a weekend trip. ) 2. TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixir in Salted Caramel (my absolute favorite lip balm) 3. Japonesque Complete Lash Kit 4. Jane Tran Basic Bobby Pins 5. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Body Cream 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? I'd love to try A Stroll Through the Quarter, Mornings in New Orleans, Pralines & Powdered Sugar. 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? Love it! 103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? Ooh, that's tough. Either vanilla or apple. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? Oh my. Apples! Lips of Flame and Heart of Stone, The Gas Lamps' Flare, The Bear in the Cellar, either of the Eve's Big Apple Hair Glosses. 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? Oh my. I would love to try: Bonfire, Last Year’s Stale Candy Corn, Pile of Fallen Leaves, Pumpkin I, Pumpkin II, Pumpkin Spice Everything, Visions of Autumn III, Tattie Bogle (actually I have tried this one; I had an imp and liked it). I haven't ordered anything yet. Have to wait for funds to make themselves available. 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Caffeine is fine. I don't like energy drinks, though. They're just... gross, usually. 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? Sadly, the Rocky Horror colors don't look like ones I could wear. I don't know about the e.l.f. ones. I've never tried e.l.f. 108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what? 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? Yum! Praline & sea salt. Rose and violet look great too. I love to try new/unusual things. 110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit? Female half-elf mage, chaotic neutral, is my usual jam. 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? Locally, my favorite is MBM Spay/Neuter Clinic. Nationally, I love love love Big Cat Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society. 112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them? I am not a label perfectionist. It's what's inside that I love!
  4. Hi, Witch! You haven't been assigned to me yet, but I'll put all Q&A answers from the forum here for you, so you don't have to dig. (Note: in descending order, so the new ones will be at the top.) 2013-07-01 I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? I'd try them. (Salt & vinegar are my faves, so my tastes run that direction.) If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Hmmm. Vanilla bean, coconut, vetiver & dark patchouli. QUESTION! Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? Yes! Here are some that look cool to me right now. A Stray in the Woods comic Undertale Doctor Cat Books QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. https://www.etsy.com/listing/124858498/custom-10x12-mm-oval-cut-moonstone-in?ref=col_view https://www.etsy.com/listing/112920869/missing-you-crystal-buttoned-quilted?ref=col_view https://www.etsy.com/listing/125107653/bramble-and-apple-luxury-glycerin-soap?ref=col_view https://www.etsy.com/listing/105259244/bobcat-pocket-totem-figurine?ref=col_view https://www.etsy.com/listing/111487806/bast-winged-cat-aceo-watercolor-painting?ref=col_view Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists I'd love it! How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? I don't have any particular objection. Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? Nah, I've got plenty. Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? It sounds neat, but probably wouldn't survive long. Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? Sure, that sounds good. I like salty/sweet combinations with popcorn (aside from your standard salt & butter, anyway). Nuts are ok. Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. No thanks. I have plenty. 2013-06-27 I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. I like nuts. I've never tried a Mountain Bar. I'd try 'em. I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? Yes! I would love that! All of the flavors on the site look yummy, especially Spicy Sweet. How do you feel about home-canned goods? Yay! Do you like BPTP clothing? What size do you wear of: Yes! Especially tissue tees. Baby-doll T's L Regular T's L Yoga pants L Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? Or other clothes from BPTP? tie: Dragon Moon 2012 and Wolf Moon 2011 What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? Candles and soap! Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? I think my questionnaire gives my witch a pretty good idea of genre. I prefer either in the cloud or Blu-ray. Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? Hmmm. I'll have to go update my wish list. Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? Celebrate the solstice. What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f116/ (#1 by a long way /drool) http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/9223/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/122f/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ec98/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e6eb/ Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Not that I can think of off the top of my head. 2013-06-26 Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Not at the moment. ETA: But I listen to books on my Audible app CONSTANTLY. I don't really need a long trip. I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international foodgasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you? Did you say food?? YES!!! Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? Hmm. Can't think of anything off the top of my head. Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? I added some stuff to my wishlist. I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? Definitely not. Watermelon is one of those flavors (like cherry) that I don't enjoy "flavored" versions of; only the real thing. What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? Mouse Circus, Bakeneko, Mosterbait: Underpants If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? Oh, I'm in a fandom. Several. So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? Sure! Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I have several. 2013-06-25 What styles of artwork do you like? My favorite current artist is Charles Vess (and I know him! he lives here). That probably gives you a reasonable idea -- I enjoy narrative styles. I also love art nouveau, and various other styles. If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Sure. Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? YES!!! The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? Yes! Practically anything. What is your favorite color? See questionnaire. What is your favorite season? Fall If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Italy 2013-06=24 Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Cats. I'm especially fond of the Florida panther and snow leopards. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Snuggle with my furbabies, a hug from my hubby. Yesterday he made me a strawberry smoothie margarita; that helped! Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? Sure! I love root beer. Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates Werewolves or vampires? Werewolves Zombie or Cthulhu? Arrrrgh! I can't pick! Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? Whatever works best for my witch. Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items? Sure! I love scarves and wrist/armwarmers. I have issues with non-natural fibers; they itch and break me out. 2013-06-23 Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? Probably my two faves: "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." - Joseph Campbell "I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time." ― Neil Gaiman Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? Starbucks is ok (mostly because it's currently all we have in my town; if possible, if prefer to support a local coffee shop [but only if it's good]). I like to get their various espresso drinks (hot or cold, depending on the season). I don't like to buy their bagged coffee, because I can get much better regular coffee elsewhere. Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? Ummm... I'm not sure. If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? It wouldn't. Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? I don't know the difference between the two. Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? I do, but I don't drink it in the summer. Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? I haven't tried it, but I'd be open to trying it. What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? I like Moona Lisa a lot. I used to never, ever get in on any of her sales, but I've managed to get in a couple of orders this year (thank you, Facebook page). I like her 4-in-one shower gel/shampoo product, and I also got a nice bath soak last time. I'd like to try more. Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful) I wish Hecate and Khajuraho loved me, but sadly, they do not. 2013-06-22 Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust The Cure - A Reflection The Knife - The Captain Bat for Lashes - Sleep Alone Bad Religion - I Love My Computer How to Destroy Angels - Ice Age White Zombie - Real Solution #9 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Helter Skelter Your Bones - Of Monsters and Men Boysetsfire - High Wire Escape Artist What is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. Ignoring sentiment? I have a few: My Macbook Pro - I just got a new one to replace my 2009 17-inch that had beer spilled on it. It's a gorgeous retina with a solid state drive, so fast and awesome, and allows me to work anywhere I want. I LOVE it. My iPad - I don't know how I ever lived without this. Books! Games! Movies! All the entertainments! I have a really gorgeous Bast figure that I love. It looks similar to this. How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? Umm... 18x24 maybe? Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? I do! Any of my faves in my questionnaire is awesome. Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Sure! Anything you think I would like. Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Nope. What style is your sense of humour? Dry and irreverent. Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? My hubby and I have been trying to find a copy of the original D&D guide for ages. We love Magic: the Gathering. I collect dice, like, the girliest dice you can find. Can provide photos if necessary. What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? I popped those in my wish list. Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Not that I can think of off the top of my head. What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire Skin Game by Jim Butcher (I know, I know, none of these are actually out yet, so what good is that? Thematic direction?) Would you like something from Empire Edibles? That looks tasty. Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? Stones Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc I wouldn't say heartbroken, but I would love some perfume oil. Last summer, my hubby was laid off, and I had to eBay a huge portion of my collection to make ends meet, so I'm mostly down to absolute faves that I've worn a bunch. (Note: my ScentBase stash isn't entirely up to date, although I did update my wish list.) Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? I love tarot cards, and sort of collect them. Here are the decks I currently have: The Tarot of Pagan Cats, The Cleopatra Tarot, The Vertigo Tarot, and The Revelations Tarot. What fandoms do you belong to? I think my witch can probably glean this from my questionnaire, but: Song of Ice & Fire, Dresden Files, Doctor Who, basically the entire Whedonverse, The Dark Tower/practically any Stephen King, Star Trek:TNG. I'm probably leaving some stuff out. What cheers you up? Snuggles from my kittehs or the pups. Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? I would want to haunt some place with lots of people, so I wouldn't be bored. What question do you hate to answer? I don't know. What is the best compliment you have/could receive? I love getting compliments on my work. Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. Sure! Kind of the same as my answer to the Japan question. I'd love something that you feel really represents your country. Send me a little piece of your world! Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? Purse-wise, I LOVE tokidoki bags (those are, of course, way to expensive! but that gives you an idea of my taste). I also love shopping bags/totes I can take to the farmer's market. What's your favourite comfort food (snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Comfort food: wonton soup. Comfort drink: One of my favorite wines, El Feliño Malbec. Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) Sure! I'd love that. All my favorites and nemeses should be in the questionnaire. If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? Silversmithing. Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? Not that I can think of at the moment. What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? Red is the color, and we don't really entertain anyone except close friends or family. Are your ears pierced? Yes. I have two regular piercings in each ear, and gauges (00 size). I can always use new plugs and such. Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? I do! I'd love a tokidoki plush, although what I'm really wishing for is more of the Royal Pride vinyl toys (right now I have the pink poodle) or other tokidoki vinyls (the other I have is the white cactus kitty). Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? Nope. 2013-06-20 Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are. I mostly read stuff related to my work, like Ars Technica. How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? Love them! The hubby and I usually go on a couple of picnic dates every summer, with wine and yummy nibbles. If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? Ummmm... I'm pretty unconventional in some ways. I'm very feminist, pro-LGBT, liberal, animal lover. Super geeky (and not just in the currently fashionable hipster way. I play Magic and would be thrilled to find a D&D group in my area). I'm female and not into the mommy thing (Moms are awesome! I certainly love mine! But the family/kids thing is not my thing, personally). Work-wise, I'm a unicorn -- good at design and development, and not happy just doing one or the other, and also good at interacting with clients and various other aspects of the job. Also, being put in a room with 100 random strangers is pretty much my idea of hell. Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) Yes! I've never tried Haus of Gloi, and I've been wanting to give their stuff a shot. Scents/flavors that look intersting: Beguiled, Sol, The Brier Path, Apothecary, Depravity, Moon Dog, Strawberry Lime, Black Raspberry Cream, Vanilla Mint. Product types I'd like to try: Lip balm, pumpkin butter, whipped soap, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub. Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? My hubby is the chef. Around the first of the year, I was trying to cook more, to teach myself to be a better cook, but then I got really busy with work, so I haven't cooked anything recently. Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? I like both, depending. I don't like books that feel like they talk down to kids (for obvious reasons). 2013-06-19 If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? Monsterbait: Underpants, hands down. (Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? I can range off the beaten path now and again... Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? Love them! I tend to go for foodie stuff, or more incense-y scents like sandalwood or amber. Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I've never been, but would love to go and would be thrilled to receive something from there. Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) I love love love LOVE Sockdreams. Here's my wishlist. Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? I can always use something cute for my hair. Note: it's super fine, so bigger clips and such won't hold it. Cute little barettes to help hold what won't stay in a ponytail when I'm at the gym are always appreciated. What is your favorite shade of blue? Indigo Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? Nope. I am open to, say, a cookie mix or something like that. I have a Kitchenaid. If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? Ummm... no idea. What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? I like candy. Things I love: really good chocolate (like Vosges, etc.), Haribo gummies (I really want to try the sour kind, but can't get them in my area), salted caramels. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I have the Kindle app on my iPad (and the Nook app too), and would love to receive ebooks. If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! Underwear. Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? Yes! I am on pins & needles waiting for the PS4 to come out. Right now I'm playing Ni No Kuni and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on PS3. I'm really eager for Torchlight 2 to be available for Mac. I love fantasy RPG type games, and survival horror. Oh, and puzzles (for example, I really loved The Room for iPad). I play games on my Mac, PS3, and the iPad, and I have a Steam account, if that's helpful. Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras.) Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? Yes! I like bright or deep colors, stuff that really stands out, but I also like lighter colors with good depth/shimmer/etc. (For example, I LOVE Essie Demure Vix and get tons of compliments every time I wear it.) I really want to try black French tips with a sheer/nude base, but unfortunately, I'm not skilled enough to do that myself, so I'm going to have to find a good place to get my nails done. My current favorite brands are OPI, Essie and Julep, but I'm dying to try some indie brands. Some of the ladies of GUSP post gorgeous pics to Pinterest, and I want to try them all! Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Brom Bones (hubby's favorite scent that's he's almost out of and my fave on him too), Monsterbait: Underpants and I can always use more L'Autunno. Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? My handwriting is so terrible no one could decipher them. Everyone is much happier with my emails. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? My current faves are Avast and The Englishman. I really want to try Bluebird in the Lilacs, Candy Floss, Bookkeeper's Butter, and Gooseberry Beach. I love Tarty's sorbetto scrubs. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Herbs, hot peppers, tomatoes, flowers. I just bought a hanging strawberry plant and a couple of lavenders. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Yes! Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? No, but I'd love to try some. Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? Yes, but I'm a little picky about them, since a lot of them dry my skin. Paintbox soaps aren't drying to me, for example, but Villainess tends to be. Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? I've only had the chance to try Cocoa Pink once (I got a sample when I ordered some for a witchee). I'd love try more. The After Sun Glow looks interesting (although, let's face it, I don't really go out in the sun ever), as well as the body butter, anti-frizz hair serum, and scrubs. Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I do! I really like Ocean Salt, and I just got some of their dry shampoo, which is great. I love love love their bath bombs. Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? I don't really have a preference. Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? I've never tried them. I like pigments, though. Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? Walmart, and of course the evil Abercrombie (not that it's probably relevant in this context). As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? I'm not sure if they're from Japan, but there are these strawberry gummy candies I get at our local Asian market that I love. Really, I'd love to have anything that you feel sort of... represents the "real Japan" or is uniquely Japanese. Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? Aside from the pages of etailers/retailers I mentioned in my questionnaire, I like I Fucking Love Science and And My Cat. 2013-06-17 Dr Who? How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? You might say I have a lipbalm....... problem. My favorite kind is Tokyomilk Dark in the salted caramel flavor. I'm open to all sorts of brands and flavors and such. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Yes! I'm a cool skin tone, color-wise, so something in that range. For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? Oh crap I need to update my list.... Yes! Nocturne Alchemy is probably my favorite. I also love Blooddrop. I haven't had the chance to try much from Violette Market, so I'd like to try more of theirs. Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I've had the Dr. Horrible tea and I loved it. Would like to try others. What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy I love coffee! Whole bean. Fair trade if possible. Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Daenerys Targaryen, for I think fairly obvious reasons. Also, she's basically a dragon. If you were a Disney princess you would be? Belle. 'Cause books. Would you like a seashell from Florida? I would love a seashell from anywhere! What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? Nothing at the moment. Drowning in work.
  5. A delightful selection of Ultharian cat toys and offerings, guaranteed to propitiate even the orneriest kitty! I LOVE this scent. I think it's got a bit of civet in it ( ) and musk. There's a bit of something green (catnip?) when it's fresh, but that mostly disappears on me on the drydown. Overall, it's soft and sexy.
  6. October 14th Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read? I love them. It would be hard to pick a favorite. October 13th Are you interested in anything in the latest round of Lab auctions on eBay? I suspect I've already missed the boat here, but I don't think there was anything I was crazy to have. What favorite song(s) would you think would translate into a cool or unique scent? She-Wolf (yes, I admit it, I love it). Anyone interested in VApothecary's Halloween update? Sure! Interested in anything from the Beaver Moon Lunacy update? I love the tee, although the lavender-y Beaver Moon doesn't sound like something I'd love. I sent you with $20 into a drugstore/Walmart (nothing too fancy/imported/expensive, just your average selection), and you are restricted only to the candy aisle. What would you blow it on? Ghirardelli chocolates, Hari-Bo gummy bears, and maybe sour Skittles if they have them. October 11th What is your favorite kind of cookie? I make this: chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, and walnuts. How many boxes are you hoping for? I don't really look at it that way. Whatever and however my witch wants to send it is ok with me. How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? I mean, I have a TON of loose leaf, would it be okay if I send you samples in some zip lock baggies? Or is that something that would squick you out? Sure, that would be fine. How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? I'm an architecture student and can print posters (provided I make them) at pretty much any size using Adobe Illustrator at a low price. Also if you would be interested in this, what quotes would you like? That would be fantastic. Will have to think about the favorite quotes. October 9th Is there anything you would want from NYCC, something you'd like your witch to ask me to pick up? Anything cool from the lab would be great, or something signed if any of my favorite authors or artists are there. The best thing I ever ate...: Wow, that's really hard to decide. I've eaten a lot of really, really good things. Possibly the lamb hubby and I had in Italy. Or one of the things we've had at this restaurant, which is divine. October 6th Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like? Nope, not a fan. Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for? I have a MacBook Pro 17", an iPhone 4, an iPad 2, an iPod nano (purple) that I take to the gym, and an 80GB regular iPod (older model) that basically stays connected to our stereo. Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get? I love love love love love audiobooks, and listen to them all them time. They've become particularly important since I started the new job, because I have to commute 45 minutes to and from work every day (total of an hour and a half). A friend of mine recently recommended the audiobook for a book called Southern Gods, so I've been meaning to check that out. I have an Audible account, and listen to most audiobooks on the Audible app (because it saves your place and has bookmarks and stuff, an generally rocks). I think you can gift credits. October 5th Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?) I love handmade stuff. If my witch is a crafty witch, anything she might want to send is fine. Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo? Yes! And I would LOVE a cool camera strap. Photojojo... oh boy. I wouldn't ask my witch for anything that pricey. But *drool*! Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography? I'm digital only, but love the lomo-style stuff. Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? No. Just an enthusiastic listener. October 3rd Does anyone else like collector Barbies? I do, although right now I'm crazy for more Monster High dolls. What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? Nothing I can think of. Tarot? LOVE! I currently have these decks: Pagan Cats, Cleopatra, Revelations, Legacy and The Vertigo Tarot If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? I love eyeliner in interesting colors. Would any witchees be interested in Quinn Popcorn? Oooh, that sounds yummy. October 2nd Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? Not my thing. Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want? I got everything I wanted from September (NA is like crack to me). From the new stuff, Bastet X (of course), Mummy Curse Lane, Bastet's Witching Hour, and Sekhmet's Sorcery look fantastic. What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? I love the kittehs! Luck charms? Absolutely. I would especially like safe travel/luck charms for our cars. For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? I do. And candles. Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace from here? That would be neat. Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? The Princess Bride Is there a song on iTunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Not that I can think of. Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? Not that I can think of. Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? Not that I can think of. Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? Bath bombs! And pumpkin soap! if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? Oh lord yes. October 1st Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread? Not that I can think of. Reveal? Please please please! Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? I have ordered it. Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? Yes September 30th Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? I'm sure I would, but I missed it so don't know what was available. And I LOVE Haunt too. /sad Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? Not me. You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? I have no idea. how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? At one time, I had this wonderful smelling Marrakesh Oil for my hair. It was hemp and argan oils, and it rocked. Describe your sense of humour. Irreverent. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) I love them! I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee? Any cute little tokidoki or Hello Kitty thing. September 29th What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? I am obsessed with Tokidoki bags. julep maven monthly boxes: Looks pretty cool. Like commercial socks? I am crazy about Sock Dreams, and drooling over their Halloween update. What kind of bear is best? Bear? I am confused by this question... The ones not outside my door ready to eat me, I guess. Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus? Me! Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? Yum I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? That is so cute! Sure, I'd love a print. Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork? Beautiful! Do you drink wine? Do I ever! It is one of my absolute favorite things (and a huge impediment to my weight loss goals, truth be told). I LUUUURVE it! Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? I got Kitty. So glad I did! I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that? No thanks. September 28th JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? Ooh! I would love a D&D or Buffy soda pack. It's Banned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out? Any of them. I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests? Ooh! Absinthe, Clove Cigarette, Salted Caramel or Smoked Salt September 27th What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? I can't think of anything off the top of my head. So who else watched Babylon 5? Not me. Just never watched it. If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? I have no idea. Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? I got expressive. Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? Puppets are kind of creepy. And clowns. Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? I'm a foodie; I'm always open to trying new things. I doubt there are any restaurant.com vouchers for my area, except maybe for chain restaurants, which I usually avoid. Groupons for Asheville, NC (where I visit often) would work tho. Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? Not really. I take advantage of what we have around here. September 26th Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? I love Italian chocolates. If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? I think I answered this one for my witch already. Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP? I'm not sure what that is... say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you? I'm also not sure what the heck this is about. But Bast is my patron goddess (of course). September 25th Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Sure Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? Not really. I just sort of fall into bed when I'm too tired to do anything else. Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? Sure Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Yay! What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches? Little Red Riding Hood September 24th how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like? It's great. Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Jeans, black knit boatneck top with little buttons on the shoulders, leopard print ballet flats. (This outfit is extremely typical for me.) Kerchiefs? Sure It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? Read. Preferably with a glass of wine to hand. September 23rd What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel, like this? That's so freaking adorable. Yes, I love such things. Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? I love the Madame Talbot poster, the String Doll Gang keychains, and I could always use a backup of U (I am too lazy to try to type the umlauts, forgive me, witch). I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? I wouldn't mind to try some. I haven't tried much Cocoa Pink, so whatever my witch thinks i might enjoy. September 22nd If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? The only thing I could really use would be a little pouch for my iPhone that I could clip to my purse (right now it's in an outer pocket with my keys, and I'm afraid it's going to get scratched). Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? Sure, that would be neat. If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I haven't the foggiest notion what that is. Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! I think my faves are in my questionnaire. What is your favorite word? Serendipity What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? Love. I am especially fond of wrist-length warmers. Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? I am more fond of actual candles than tarts. I like big scented candles that are long lasting, and unscented chime-size candles in lots of colors. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? I love them all. Umame is a particular fave. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? I've got most of the in-game WoW stuff I would want, but I can always use Frontierville horseshoes. Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Sigh. No. Things have been so hectic the past two weeks, we haven't done anything special for Mabon, and I feel bad about it. What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I'm not fond of Starbucks coffee (I mostly like the fancier drinks there). I love fresh-roasted whole bean coffees. Malabar and Yirgacheffe are faves, but really, I just like a good, fresh roast. September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? Yay! Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Nothing my witch could help with, at least that I can think of. Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting? I think I posted this as an answer to a previous question. If not, witchy, please poke me. Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Sure If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? I love all three. I prefer natural fibers in my favorite colors, and either light and drape-y or thick and warm is fine. If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. I suspect my witch may have already ferreted out pet pics (not hard with me!) but here's a link to my Google+ photos (which has my Picasa photos). I think all my pics of my furbabies are public. If not, poke me! https://plus.google.com/110820439719751410927/photos Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? I would wear something like that. How do you feel about terrariums? They're neat. What's your favorite horror movie? Ooh, tough call. Will come back to this one. If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. Clinique 7 Day Scrub or Moisture Surge. These are my top two can't-live-without products. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? Yay I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? Sure, that would be neat. Would have to think about what, but am open to suggestion. Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Sure If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? I think I answered another question about this earlier. If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Bonfire, Vanilla Bean, Suede, and either Incense or Spice Trade. If you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? I would love a Salon scent based on something by Botticelli. Probably The Birth of Venus or La Primavera. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Sure, that would be fun. What's 'your' song/your theme song? Oh, gee. It's hard to pick just one. Maybe AFI's "Malleus Maleficarum." What would be your superpower? No idea. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Definitely. Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! Yes, that would rock. Typical snack mix stuff that I don't like much: raisins, coconut flakes (I like coconut -- I love the scent! -- but I'm particular about it when it comes to food), cashews (again, particular). Things I love: jerky, granola, dried berries, other nuts. I love sweet/salty mixes. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I like them, but because I spend all day typing, I probably wouldn't wear one very often (the jangly-ness would drive me crazy). September 20th Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. I can always use more makeup brushes. Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Nope. Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. Hair gloss! Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Hm. Will think and come back to this. A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? Jewelry Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? ZOMG SLEEPY HOLLOW IS BACK! It's my favorite. I love love love it. Ghost Pumpkin and Comfort Me With Apples sound good too. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? That would be wonderful! September 19th What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself? Can't think of anything off the top of my head. How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? I like polish. Just got a couple more of the OPI for Sephora Garden of Good and Evil ones. Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I am one of those people. I love lip balms and glosses. I tend to use pots less, but if it rocks, I'll use it. Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) Sure For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream) I'm not a painter. How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) I have all I need right now. How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? They're great. If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Haribo gummy bears, probably some sort of hair thingo, and maybe a lip balm or two. Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? Fresh canned peaches or some sorts of preserves/jellies/jams would be cool. Not too crazy about the pickled stuff. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Either. Nature. would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works Sure, sounds neat. Amigurumi, yes or no? Cute! I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Will come back to this one. If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Bast Name your 3 favorite scents for candles Pumpkin-y things, cider-y things, other fall type scents. Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea Oolong, Black, white teas with fruit flavors September 18th Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? I do, and size L currently (sadly; working on that). I would LOVE one designed by my witch! I like all sorts of things on them. How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Bring it! Pumpkin is one of my favorite scents. Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? I haven't heard of it yet. Enable me! If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.) Hm. Whatever my witch thought was a can't-miss sort of item. Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). I have a MacBook Pro 17" with a wireless mouse (a Logitech, not the Magic Mouse, which I tried and hated). September 17th Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? Nothing in particular (maybe see wish list?), although I prefer blu-rays. Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? I like postcards! Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? Hm. Nothing on my calendar yet, but probably I'll see something. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? ZOMG, do I love some Star Trek! I'm not fond of the original series (not a Shatner fan) but I love love love The Next Generation, and the series after that are cool as well. Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? I would, and of anything my witch thinks is cool/my sorta thing. A really pretty cemetery maybe? Something beautiful in nature? Not spiders (*shudder*). September 16th Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? I order out if it's left up to me. My hubby is the chef in our house. I think right now we have all the cookbooks we really need. How do you feel about maple syrup? I like it, but currently have all I need (we don't eat pancakes too often). How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? That would be lovely! I would love something Bast-related for my desk at my new office. Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? I like the original trilogy. Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)- I love jerky! I like it any way, and am open to varieties other than beef (bison, venison, whatever). Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work? I do like racy ecards, but should probably be warned. I've just started this new job thing, and since I was used to being the person in charge, I'm not used to having to think about that kind of thing yet. A warning would be helpful. Doctor Who? Yay or nay? Yay! Yay yay yay yay yay yay! Doctor Who goodies? ZOMG, yes! I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? Only if you want me to love you forever. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Yet again, me me me! How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Let me tell you about some gummies. Haribo gummy bears are the absolute best! They are my and my hubby's favorite candy; we always snag some at Walgreens and sneak them into the movies. How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? I love Gelaskins... to the point that all my devices are already covered, so I don't need any. I can find surfaces for stickers, though. Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? My creepy threshold is pretty high, and I like my fairytales dark. Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? I have 00 gauge piercings in each ear, plus two regular piercings, and my nipples are pierced. I would love jewelry for these. How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? Um... not sure what that is. September 15th interested in anything from Lush? Sure! I love Lush. Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? Nah. I'm a designer, so no need. Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? I would love one. do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? I've never had that, but would try it. Sounds pretty tasty. How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also. That would be cool. Asheville, NC is my closest Groupon area, and I visit there often. do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs? Yes and yes! Who here adores meringue? I wouldn't quite say adore, but I certainly like meringue. September 14th Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Probably not, but I'll try. Techno witchy locavore animal lover wine nerd liberal geek chick? How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? Some faves: Bailey's (or other Irish cream), Godiva liqueurs, Frangelico, Chambourd, Vodka, Scotch. I don't like rum that much (tastes fine, but gives me a headache). What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) I like brownies more than fudge (except for peanut butter fudge, which is ). I live in a fairly warm climate, so if my witch wants to send that, it would be best to wait until October or November. Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? The few times I've had it, I liked it. Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE Yes. The stuff I like that I didn't already buy: Harvest Festival spray, Honey Pumpkin Stout or Spun Sugar bath oils, Crypt King (haha, I know, but maybe a teeny half-decant?), any of the bath brews except Tears of the Seraphim, Fig and White Sandalwood, Frankincense Clove, or White Tea and Sage hair glosses. Does anyone like kimchi? Yum. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Sure, that would be fun. You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Everything on my wish list. Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? Smiling Jack sorbetto scrub, anything Moundshroud. I am always happy to have anything Avast! Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes? I wouldn't say I follow anything obsessively, but I like college football. I'm a Georgia Bulldog. How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I have plenty right now, thanks. Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I like both just fine. I've seen some really neat Halloweenie confetti (tiny pumpkins, bats, etc.) in past rounds. Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I have Scryer's Gulch 1 - 20 (I think) and Lovers and Beloveds. I've pre-ordered the next book too. MeiLin! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I do like them. I love to get wild animal ones. If I happen to get a witch from Florida, I LOVE Florida panthers, and when I was at the Tallahassee Museum last fall, they were sold out of stuffed ones. I was sad. how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? That would be cool! September 13th How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? I tend not to use stuff like that. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? Just a little black dress. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) Love them (except crypotgrams). I am especially fond of logic puzzles. Ooh, and Words With Friends (aka Scrabble)! Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? I would. As my witch will learn from my posts, I just started a new job, and I could use a special mug for my office. September 12th Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? I primarily use the Kindle app on my iPad (or my Kindle for reading outside 'cause it doesn't glare), so either that or any format that works with the iBooks app (like PDF) works great. Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) I like the last one pretty well. Basically, I just like to have a bag large enough to carry my iPad in. Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? Cats (obviously), Celtic knotwork, leaves and vines, ravens. If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I'm pretty open type/flavor wise. I prefer loose leaf. September 11th I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) That's pretty much the same for me. Not crazy about used clothing, but other stuff is fine, especially if it's funky and cool. Or a book. Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? I have an Etsy with nothing in it atm. I'm so far behind, I suspect everyone else has already answered the second question. Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? I love the Aristocats. what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I like those peanut butter chew thingos, and anything pumpkin-y. I tend to go for the same types of candy I usually like, but with pretty fall-colored outsides or wrappers. Vosges and Godiva always have neato Halloween offerings too. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. I like the feel of shower gel, but I seem to be able to find far better scents in bar soap. Favorite brands: Paintbox Soapworks, Villainess (including the BPTP soaps), Arcana. Ooh, Villainess' new apple scents look fantastic. Arcana Sleepy Hollow is one of my all-time faves (and not always available). How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? I love crazy chocolate flavors (see: Vosges bars). Really, I like my chocolate any way I can get it. Also, I really, really, really love salted caramels. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I would love some! Any cool stone ones my witch would like to send. Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! Me me me me me! Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? That would be lovely. (See above question re: motifs, and my questionnaire for fave colors.) This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Love them And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? I lost my Blade Runner umbrella and would love to have another one. That's the only specific thing I can think of, but in general, I love stuff from Think Geek and would be happy to have anything my witch thinks is cool. September 10th What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? I couldn't really narrow it down to just one. are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? Yes! Anything. Apple is one of my favorite notes. If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat? Sure, and no, they don't have any particular dietary restrictions. What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? I need Monsterbait: Underpants. Need need need. Also, I dropped my bottle of Snake Charmer a couple weeks ago, and despair of finding more. I would love to try Storyville. Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? Nothing in particular (I have a ton of art on the walls, and not much space left.) If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? I love Urban Decay. They're my favorite makeup company. I have red hair, and the fair and freckledy skin to go with, and green/hazel eyes. I usually wear shades of purple/pink or green. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? Both, and yes. Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) No. I tend to just buy that kind of thing. Are you going away for any part of this round? No Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yes! The lovely yewberry assisted my witch in putting together a mix CD for me last round, and I loved it. If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure! I would love that sort of thing. Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I enjoy the outdoors, but I'm not hardcore. Walks in the woods, biking (on a gentle/easy trail), that sort of thing. Exercise-wise, I love lifting weights. I'm finally getting back to the gym, and hope to get back in shape soon. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? I'm still learning to knit, so just working on easy/free stuff. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? Yes please! I have a new office; I need this sort of thing. Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Nope. September 9th Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I love it. I prefer loose incense (and can always use charcoals). I like all sorts of different scents. Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Yes. If I'd ever get my Pottermore owl, I might get sorted. /grumble If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Vosges, The Soapbox Co. Ooh, and Sock Dreams! It's just about sock time... Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Bast is my patron goddess. If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! I don't have anything like that (though I wish I had a local D&D group). If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality! I'd like to see my dad again. I miss him. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? A glass of wine and a good book. What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Love them. I'm a big fan of Hellblazer (and various other Vertigo titles past and present). A past witch introduced me to Lenore, which I love, but I only have the first book. I would love recommendations if my witch likes comics too. Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? No. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? We grow herbs and tomatoes in the summer. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? I love decorating for Halloween! We tend to go with traditional stuff like pumpkins, hay bales, that sort of thing. And witchy stuff. Typically fun. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Cats, wolves. Bast and Anubis. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc? I love adopt-an-animal type things. September 8th From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? I want to try just about everything. Here is what I've ordered: Autumn Cider, John Barleycorn 2011, La Calavera Catrina, Pumpkin Princess, The Black Apple of Saturn, The Gorobble. Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I love OPI. I just bought the new fall OPI for Sephora color What's Your Poison and love it. Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? Hmm. Will have to think about this one. If my witch needs to know this, she should prod me a bit and I'll give it more thought. (I have no idea who asked, so you won't give yourself away.) Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Something with some of my favorite scents. Vanilla, tobacco, leather, that kind of thing. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? I love scarves and wrist warmers especially much. Just something in my favorite colors (see questionnaire). Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Sure. I love jerky, but really, anything my witch thinks I would like would be great. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? The one I felt that way about (DeSade) was already discontinued (sniffle). Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? I'm cammycat, although I don't check in there much. Still a knitting noob, but I'm trying. Social Media? Facebook: http://facebook.com/cammycat Twitter: http://twitter.com/cammycat Google+: https://profiles.google.com/110820439719751410927 Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? My Amazon wish list is in my questionnaire. Here's a link to my Etsy faves: http://www.etsy.com/people/cammycat79/favorites Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? Mac all the way! (Also iPhone and iPad.) What is your favorite animal? Cats, of any shape or kind. What are you going to be for Halloween? I'm not sure yet. If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? Bast How do you feel about nick-knacks? I like them just fine. Especially cat things and witchy things. What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Samhain is probably our most important holiday. DH and I are also big into the equinoxes and solstices. We also celebrate important occasions like "Saturday" (the anniversary of the day we hooked up, when we started by hanging out as friends and it turned into much more; like a date movie) and our wedding anniversary (October 13). For Thanksgiving, our tradition is to order takeout Indian food. Do you like going to the movies? Yes, but I usually wait and go when it won't be busy, because people can be so rude (talking, answering their phones, etc.) and that kind of spoils it. What are your favorite restaurants? Most of them are local to me, and my witch wouldn't be familiar with them. Do you play any video games? Oh yeah! Favorite series: Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Torchlight, World of Warcraft Do you like any anime? I love it! If my witch wants to send me anime, that would be awesome. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? I have an iPad, but I have a great case for it. However, it would be neat to have a small iPhone case that I could clip onto the outside of my purse, so I could access it more quickly (and protect it from scratches; I keep my keys in the outside zip pocket of my bag, so it's not safe). how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? I would be really excited. Love it. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Any way my witch wants to send them would be lovely. Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I always love pretty boxes; if I don't store smellies in them, I can always use them for herbs, jewelry, etc. Muppets: yea or nay? Muppets are ok. I am more fond of Labyrinth muppets. Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? I <3 Garfield and the Far Side. Favorite Mythological Creature? Cat Sidhe and Kitsune. Also, of course, dragons. Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers? You know what I really love? Hair feathers. They are my new obsession.
  7. Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? Sure! We've mostly decorated in jewel tones, so those work. Purses? bags? What style/colors? Sure! I love tokidoki bags, if that gives my witch any style help. Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? Yes, please! Any of my favorite colors. Do you like poetry? Yes, very much. What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? I like foodie scents, incense-y scents, outdoorsy scents... lots of things. I totally avoid notes I usually don't like (see questionnaire). Some favorites: vanilla, cinnamon, almost any of Nocturne Alchemy's offering oils, Nag Champa incense. I also love the Trading Post's atmosphere sprays (a list of what I have and ratings can be found in my ScentBase profile). What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Love them. My favorites are listed in my questionnaire, I think. I've started reading Witchblade, and have read the first 20 issues or so. Would love to read more. My witch could probably figure out my tastes from the questionnaire, and I'd be happy to receive any she thought I would like. How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? I like it. All sorts of colors, really. Sparkles are fine. I love all the Trading Post polishes, and particularly lust after Smokestack, Midnight on the Midway, and Opium Poppy. Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? I read comics, and watch geeky TV (see questionnaire). I love RPGs and video games. Wish the hubby and I had some people to play D&D with locally, but we don't. Related gifts would be great. Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? Sure. I've never tried them, but am always open to trying new etailers. Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? Dying to try Villainess Bourbon Vanilla! I love Savor Whipped Soap (I currently have their Chocolate Covered Strawberries and would love to try others.) I also love Paintbox Soapworks, and would love to try Black Heart, Frozen Heart, Immaculate Confection, Victorious Sun or This Charming Man. Also love Snake Oil soap. What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? I'm crazy about Art Nouveau and Italian Renaissance. Would you like caffeinated lollipops? Not for me. Copied CD's or DVD's? Sure I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? I love the Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh (esp. Eeyore) and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? Not that I can think of. For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? I am slightly obsessed with lip balms. I love them. I also have an unfortunate habit of losing them, so always welcome more. If colored, I'm a cool colors gal. I prefer sheer, and shimmer is great. Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc. Yes. Vanilla extract would be lovely. Saffron, absolutely. Really, anything like that is great (except lavender, of which I am not a fan). What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? Cats. All kinds of cats. Alley cats, big cats, whatever. I them. If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? I would do just about anything for a bottle of Monsterbait: Underpants. Seriously. DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? I prefer Blu-Ray, but of course can do either. Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) I love footies and knee highs (OTKs are usually too long for me, as I am short). Also: wrist warmers and the like are love. Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? Whatever works best for my witch is fine with me. Do you like pirate-related things? Yep. Do you like amurigami dolls? Ok, I'm ashamed to admit I had to Google this. But yes! They are super cute. Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? Zombies totally win. They are also my favorite, tho I like all of the above. Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. My hair is difficult. It's very fine (yet thick) so I have a hard time finding things that will work. But I'm open to new things. I prefer low-key (as I am also super lazy). Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Ears (00 gauge in each ear, plus two standard ear piercings), labret, monroe, and um, . Chocolate. With stuff in it? Are you more a plain chocolate lover, a chocolate and normal items lover (normal items being nuts, fruit, caramel) or do you like weird stuff in your chocolate? (weird stuff being curry, chilis, balsamic vinegar, floraly things) Yes, please. And I am open to stuff in it, including weird stuff (like bacon! yum!). Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? Yay! My witch will know from my questionnaire that I'm a huge wine geek. I also love cider and beer. That said, alcohol can't be shipped to my home address (which is in TN), but can be shipped to my office (which is in VA). If my witch wanted to send boozy goodness, she could find my work address on my company website, which is linked in my questionnaire. Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Yay! I also make steampunk inspired jewelry myself, so odds and ends I could use in that pursuit would also be welcome. surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Read and play video games, most likely. Drink good wine. Go here for dinner. Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Ars Technica Hyperbole and a Half The Oatmeal Lackadaisy Butter & Eggs Cute Overload Also, the blogs of a bunch of authors I like. Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? I'm covered storage-wise for the moment. Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? The hubby and I always plant herbs, tomatoes, and peppers (usually jalapeno and habanero, sometimes others). We also have flowers, and I would love more, especially roses. Social Networking sites: http://facebook.com/cammycat http://twitter.com/cammycat http://cammycat.livejournal.com (but I mostly use this for keeping track of friends who use it; I haven't posted regularly in years) favourite artists or specific paintings? Charles Vess, Gustav Klimt, Brom, Rebecca Guay, Ursula Vernon, my friend Julie Armbruster. How about mix CDs? Sure Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) Sure Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? I have never had Tim Tams, but other switch witch folk seem to love them. Would be happy to try any of the above. Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? I have most of what I want (free ebooks ftw ). Candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Yay! Also, I always need unscented candles in different colors. Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? The Mountain Goats - Lovecraft in Brooklyn The Police - So Lonely Bloc Party - Sunday Sinead O'Connor - War Tori Amos - Icicle Joy Division - Candidate Bad Religion - Portrait of Authority David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust REM - Auctioneer Editors - Like Treasure Social Distortion - Another State of Mind Sisters of Mercy - Detonation Boulevard My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Blue Buddha Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? Awesome Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Huge What would I order TODAY from BPAL? Harigata II (I got a decant and I'm dying for a bottle) What level of nudity? Any Gently used items from a garage sale/thrift store? As someone else said, as long as it's useful & clean, sure! Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? I would love to get cool peppers and different kinds of salts. We usually cook with fresh herbs. What I really love? Hot sauce! Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? If my witch happened to leave near a World Market, my hubby and I are crazy about their Pomegranate White Tea. Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Jerky (can be beef, bison, venison, turkey, whatever!)
  8. cam

    Switch Witch Help - Fall 2010

    Hi witch! I will post answers to SW question and other helpful stuff here. They'll be in reverse order, so you can always see the most recent stuff first and not have to go scrolling for things. So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? I do like pomegranates, both as a flavor and a scent. I just bought a box of some lovely pomegranate white tea at World Market, in fact. And I discovered at Will Call that I really like Pomegranate II. How are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? You can always use more purses. I personally really need a cool tote bag to take out of town when we visit the hubby's parents on weekends, something just the right size for 2-3 days worth of clothes. We have a huge suitcase for long trips, but nothing that really works for just a weekend. 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? Top ten (in no particular order, as that would be extra hard): - Vanilla - Pumpkin - Apple (particularly cidery notes) - Leather - Smoke - Tobacco - Amber - Musk - Old books - Spices And an extra two because, looking at the notes for my favorite scents, they also tend to be prevalent: - Fig - Booze Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? That would be awesome! Love Day of the Dead stuff. ZOMG, yes!!! I would kill for more Pumpkin Cake Lust and WINCHESTER!!!! It is one of my all-time favorites. I also love anything Golden Pumpkin. /dies Lentils? Yum. Love them. 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? The longer & fatter the better. Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I like shawls too. 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?) Sure, that would be fun. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Oh my yes. I LOVE the pumpkin spice. Haven't tried candy apple, but they sound good too. Anne Taintor, anyone? Yes please! I especially love this and these (I have a sort of addiction to post-its). 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? I love green, black & white teas. I like them flavored too (I tend to prefer fruity ones over, for example, caramel or something of that nature). I like herbals. I like chai. I don't think I've really tried rooibos. 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?? Alias. I loved that show. Gently used would be fine. So I have a question for y'all in the hope my witchee will answer - is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? Ooh, I've been meaning to try her stuff. Halloweenie/recent wishes: Glasya Labolas, Incubus, Ol'Scratch, Satanel, Alien Autopsy 2010, Witching Hour 2010, Black Cat Crossed My Path, Guardian Angel (13 freaking vanillas?? ) What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) I prefer cooler climes. I love mountains, forests and the ocean. How do people feel about edible arrangements? www.ediblearrangements.com Not really my thing. Anyone need address/phone type books? Nah. All my stuff is online. 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? Oh yes. My goodreads profile has lots of info on the types of things I like to read. And yes, fantasy gifts would definitely be appreciated. Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Yes, soap is love! I love tarty's Paintbox soaps and Arcana too. Villainess Anti-Hero is a fave for the hubby to use. I've been dying to try Lush soap. Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Yes, I do love incense. What I really need are some of those coals for herbal/powdered incense. Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Not that I can think of. If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I am addicted to Arcana's Sleepy Hollow. It is one of my all-time favorites. I have some perfume, but more soap is always welcome. I also love Kincardine Maiden and want to try Straitjacket, Little Ghoulie, Dia de los Muertos, and Skeleton Key. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? Um. 108 BPAL. 229 total bottles from various etailers. Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba etc? 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'm into yoga, as well as lifting weights and general cardio type stuff. What I really need is something like this (maybe my witch is crafty?). Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? I loved hair sticks and other cute things when my hair was longer, but right now it's not long enough to do much of anything with, besides put it up for working out. (Yes, I'm growing it back out.) Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? My SS doesn't live with us, so as someone else said: dangerous and dirty is fine! 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? Yes please! How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Very cool. Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I'm drooling a bit over Diablo Skull, Marty (Magic Fingers) McVay, Miss Danie Doe, Miss Dixie Hart, Miss Julia Star, Miss Lilly Mae, Raven's Midnight Pumpkin Patch, Glowing Jack O' Lantern, Golden Autumn & Witch's Apple. Some of the others look great too. What an awesome update! 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? The longer & fatter the better. Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I like shawls too. 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?) Sure, that would be fun. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Oh my yes. I the pumpkin spice. Haven't tried candy apple, but they sound good too. Anne Taintor, anyone? Yes please! I especially love this and these (I have a sort of addiction to post-its). 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? I love green, black & white teas. I like them flavored too (I tend to prefer fruity ones over, for example, caramel or something of that nature). I like herbals. I like chai. I don't think I've really tried rooibos. 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?? Alias. I loved that show. Gently used would be fine. How do you feel about recipes? What kind of a cook/baker are you? Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine? Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite 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? For the most part, Ben is the cook around our house, and he is oddly resistant to using recipes (which irks me! they're such a great way to try new stuff!). I have about 4 things that I cook and cook well, when it comes to "real" food. I like baking, tho, and have great recipes for cookies and cheesecake bites. So those sorts of recipes would definitely be welcome, as would a jar of cookie mix or similar. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Of course! 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? For example, you like some simple earrings with moon charms on them. We have moon charms and earring backs, though of course not exactly the same ones. Did I already answer this question? I can't remember. Anyway, that would be lovely. OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I prefer either footie socks (like this) or knee socks. How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Sure. Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? See Amazon and B&N wish lists. Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favorite? Would you like to receive mangas or anything related to them? Yes. I think several are in my questionnaire under favorite movies. If it's not there, I'm also a big fan of Witch Hunter Robin. How do people feel about word magnets? They're great. What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Um... I kinda like both. Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? Not that I can think of at the moment. Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, etc? Measuring spoons would be great. Like so many things, the kitchen spirits tend to snatch them. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? When it comes to recorded music, I prefer studio (tho my ultimate preference is to actually hear it live). I hate edited versions. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? I really love them all, but let me see... I am especially enamored of these cats: Savannahs and Abyssinians. Dog-wise, I love labs & GSDs (for obvious reasons) as well as huskies. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I love roses, stargazer lilies and irises. What interests you from the latest lab update? Nothing from the Dawn update is really calling my name. I think the Halloweenie wishes from BPAL and BPTP are in my wish list. 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 am in favor, and I like cute stuff. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Mmm, yum. If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? That would be great. Would you like something you have to make yourself? Sure. 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? Yes! That would be awesome. Who is your favorite soap etailer? Tarty! What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? A bit dangerous with my house full of feline friends. 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? Whatever works best for my witch is ok with me. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I wear powdered mineral foundations, blush, top coat. Not always mineral eye stuff tho. Favorite brands: Urban Decay, Bare Escentuals, Makeup Forever. Colors: I usually wear purples/plums/etc. and greens. I am addicted to purple eye liners. I'd love to try Urban Decay's shadows (I've tried a bunch of their other stuff, but no shadow yet, and it looks great) and Aromaleigh stuff. Any countries you're interested in? I'm especially interested in Egypt and Italy. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Definitely If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Yes. Are you a foodie? Oh dear lord yes. I just got back from a weekend out of the town with the hubby, and it was all about the food tourism. Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Football! The hubs and I are fans of Georgia (my school), Florida State (his school), Virginia Tech (where his dad works), the Saints & the Panthers. 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? Yes! I tend toward the cute. For fall, I decorate for the season as well as for Halloween. I love things like pumpkins, hay, foddershocks, etc. for fall, and all many of both cute and creepy things for Halloween. I just got a really cute haunted house flag thing-o to stick on my porch. Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? Yes. Cake truffles? Yes! Are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? I have plenty of those actually, thanks. Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Yay! I also love werewolves. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? I have a PS3, and I love RPGs and fantasy-type games. I hate FPS. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? Yay! How do you feel about marzipan? I am not a fan. If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Pumpkin Latte, Marshmallow Pumpkin & Slaugh. Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Most of the international treats I love are things I can pretty much find. However, I could really use some lovely new chopsticks. Most of mine are getting lost/broken/etc. because they're getting old. Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) Yes. If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Interpol Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? Yes please! I would absolutely love that. Steampunk? Love it! I also make Steampunk inspired jewelry. If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? My favorite colors are purple, green, black, grey, deep reds, and more generally, jewel tones. I am sensitive to non-natural fibers (some of them actually make my skin break out; yeah, I know, it's weird) and prefer natural ones. If I were to send you a gift certificate for something would you rather get a physical gift certificate in the mail? Or would you prefer an electronic one that you can use right away? Um, I do enjoy the instant gratification. Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I like foodie scents, like pumpkin things, cake things, etc. (see favorite scents in questionnaire). I don't like floral candles. Glow in the dark radishes? Cute! Which brings me to a question: would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? Yes I would. Either Owl or Squirrel. What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sephora, Lush, and ThinkGeek are probably my favorites. Cake or Frosting? Cake. Unless the frosting is really good, I often scrape it off (e.g., just sugar with some food coloring? blech! homemade cream cheese frosting? yum!). What animal would your daemon be? A cat Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? I'll be out of town September 20 - 26 (coming back on the 27th). That's really early in the round, so probably no worries anyway, but I wanted to let my witch know just in case, and thought others might have something similar. What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Pet Sematary. My dad took me to see it at the theater when I was like 10. Bad move, Dad. Very bad move. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one? Facebook, Echo Bazaar, Etsy, The Onion, Post Secret, McSweeney's, Pure Felinity, Dragon Cave, NPR, Freakangels Comfort rereads? Stephen King (especially the Dark Tower books, but King in general is good), The Dresden Files books, the Harry Potter books, the Warriors books, George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics (or just about anything else by Gaiman), Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan comics, Dragonlance Chronicles, the Hellblazer comics, the Griffin & Sabine books by Nick Bantock, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, just about anything by Alan Moore, Poppy Z. Brite or Caitlin Kiernan Box? A pretty box for bottles would be cool. Favorite Halloween candy? I like the Doves or Kisses that come in pretty autumn wrappers. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? A snow leopard Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? A glass of wine and a soak in the tub with a book COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Oh yes. In fact, last weekend I finally got a couple of new boxes to store them in that are really nice and give me room to expand the collection. I'd kept them in several Rubbermaid storage containers for years that 1) no longer had any room for more, and 2) looked kinda tacky. Now I have two of these, which look way nicer in person and give me lots of room. Also the cats love sleeping on top of them. Warm drinks? Yes please! I love tea, cider & cocoa. Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Cats. Big cats, domestic cats, all of them. Socks? Anyone? Oh yes. SockDreams! Do you wear makeup? Oh yes. Sephora! Plushies? As in stuffed animals, yay! As in the fetish, um, no. Favorite art/artist? Tough call. I like a lot of artists. I am especially fond of Charles Vess (who also happens to live in the next town over). Guilty TV pleasure? Million Dollar Listing Cosplay/costume? Something cool and steampunk-y Harry Potter house? Ravenclaw Cute or creepy Halloween decorations? Both Scented tarts? I prefer scented oils, but tarts are ok. Booze? Yes, please! I'm a huge wine nerd, and also really like beer and ciders. I don't drink cocktails very often, tho. Body mods? My back is tattooed with a full back piece of burning wings, and I have a couple of other, smaller tattoos too. I am planning my first half sleeve, which I want to incorporate Bastet. I have 00 gauge plugs in my ears, a labret and a monroe (both 16 gauge). Jewelry for these would be lovely! I also have two regular piercings in each ear. What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? Steamed edamame, Japanese-style. Also good cheese, particularly Manchego. DVDs? I actually have a Blu-Ray player, so either format would be great. Widescreen preferred. How do you feel about mortars and pestles? I need a good set. Phobias? Tight spaces is the only fear I have I would consider phobia-level. I am terrified of spiders too, tho. Ceramics? I love pottery! I have a sort of mission to eventually replace all our boring Target plates and bowls with cool pottery pieces. eBooks? Lemme tell ya 'bout me & eBooks. I am addicted. I have both a Kindle and a nook, and I have the apps for each on my Droid X. Plus the desktop apps. I still buy traditional books too (particularly of my favorite authors and series, which I prefer to have hard copies of). But yeah, I LOVE the convenience of eBooks. What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? I'm still working on learning to knit. Knitted things? Yes please! I love snuggly scarves and arm warmers and such. MP3s or CDs? Whatever is easiest for my witch. I have all my music imported into iTunes, and I can easily import a CD from my witch too. Lip balms? Another little addiction of mine. My lips chap very easily, so I always have lip balm. I love the stuff. T-Shirt/PJ bottoms size? T-shirt is usually size L in the cute girl shirts (like the BPTP ones). I, ah, don't wear pajamas. Mix CDs? Sure Groupons? Nah Gifts for other household members? Not necessary, of course, but if my witch wanted to include something, that would be very sweet. The dogs like just about any kind of chewie or chew toy (but no stuffed animal types, please; I try to discourage their interest in those); the cats like jingly toys and catnip (they have never eaten any cat treat I've tried to give them -- weirdos); the hubby loves chocolate chip cookies and, of course, beer. Homemade treats? Yes please! I am especially fond of salted caramels, but pretty much any kind of yummy treat is good. Testers vs. full-size? Whatever works best for my witch is ok with me. Social networking? http://twitter.com/cammycat http://facebook.com/cammycat http://cammycat.livejournal.com (I almost never post tho; just read friends' stuff) http://www.google.com/profiles/camelliacollins http://picasaweb.google.com/camelliacollins
  9. cam

    Ü Mütter Museum

    To/on me this smells like absinthe with a background of vanilla and leather. It is so fabulous! I expected the leather and vanilla to take over, but they don't really... and surprisingly, I don't mind a bit. This is green and lovely. Old books and a glass of absinthe. Love it!
  10. This is a really great scent, and I'm so pleased it worked for me (I usually can't do aquatics)! I get salty, musty chocolate and dirt (in a good way!). The chocolate isn't too overwhelming, either; even my hubby likes it, and he's usually not a fan of chocolatey scents. Love it.
  11. Hi, my witch! This is the place where I will post answers to Q&A and any other helpful info that I think up. Thank you soooo much for witching me! <3 Cam If you like tea, what are your favorite kinds? Fruity, sweet, chai, plain, black, green, red, white? I like them all, really. Tea is awesome. How do you feel about handmade stuffed animals? That would be awesome. What are your favorite animals? Cats of any size, wolves, otters, owls, foxes, red pandas. Is there anything you've had to give up that you really miss or want back? Maybe something a witch could help out with? To echo others, I do miss my cloves, but it's best I don't have them. Although I am one of those rare people who can take cigarettes or leave them, my hubby is most definitely not. And he has asthma. So I have banned tobacco products from the house. If you were a student at Hogwarts, what house would you be in? Probably Ravenclaw. Pretty! How do you feel about home-canned goods, like pickles, jelly, preserves, stuff like that. Yum. What's your favourite flower? Stargazer lilies Are you opposed to vegan baked goods? Or baked goods in general? No indeed. I am quite a fan of baked goods. And anything coming from a switch witch is magically rendered calorie-free in transit. No lie. For those that have dogs, if I were to knit them a sweater, what colour would you like it to be? That is super kind and thoughtful, but Koto is not too enthused about the sweater idea, I'm afraid. And he'd probably eat it. Lip balm: Yay or nay? If yay, what are your favorite kinds (brands, consistency, whatever)? To answer my own question, I have a deep and profound addiction to lip balm, as I fight a near-constant battle against chapped lips, especially in winter. I tend to like balms more than glosses (and by "gloss," I'm specifically talking about the kind that come in a tube with a little stick inside and applicator on the end), because I find the latter tend to feel sticky to me. I love the flavored kind. Do you like guessing who your witch is, or would you prefer to know? Do you mind knowing? I never manage to guess correctly. I'm perfectly fine with not knowing until the end (tho I like a reveal so I can say thank you), but don't mind knowing before either. Whichever works best for my witch (and makes things the most fun for him/her too). If it's going to be obvious who your witch is, would you rather she played the ninja and sent one big box at the end, or smaller packages along the way? Again, whichever works best for my witch is a-ok with me. What color are your eyes? Hazel/greenish. If you had to choose a color for a nightie to sleep in what color would it be? Ahem. I, um, do not sleep in nighties . However, I do like cute, comfy stuff to lounge about in on weekends or after work, usually just in black. Keys? I love cool old (or just old-looking) keys, and often use a key motif in jewelry-making. Since everyone is spending the same amount of money on this swap, would you be interested in seeing the cost breakdown of each item in your package? Nah, that's not necessary. I custom mix nail polish, a process called 'frankening'. If you were my witch, would you enjoy a custom 'franken', based on whatever colors/theme you chose? Wow, that would be very neat! How are we feeling about Burlesque? I love it! I would love to take a Burlesque class or something like that. Would you like or accept an energetically-charged item or gift? Something that had power poured into it? If so, do you have a particular purpose that you'd prefer? (Love, protection, money, etc.) That would be very much welcome. Right now, something for business success/money would be super helpful. Villainess update? Torchsong is pretty. Right now I'm most interested in trying the Shanghaied and Silk & Cyanide facial smooches, tho. (And in general, for my witch's info, I am a sucker for scrubs, either for face or body. I lurves them.) Anyone like steampunk? Very much. I make steampunk jewelry. Sock Dreams? Oh hells yes (you dirty, dirty enablers. Yes, I'm talking to practically everyone in this thread.) Do you like alcoholic beverages? If so, what is your preference (beer, wine, liquor...)? And finally, is it legal to ship alcohol to your state? To answer my own question, yes. I'm a huge wine nerd. I love love love wine (both red and white) and am always eager to try something new. I also love hard cider and beer. Alcohol can be shipped to me at my office in VA. Would you like soaps? Especially from Paintbox? And ESPECIALLY the Valentines Special Edition Soaps?? Holy crap, YES! Do you prefer coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? What flavors? I love all of them. Would you like some of my favourite recipes? Definitely. Posters, pictures, art? That would be great. Bacon chocolate? Zomg, Vosges bacon chocolate stuff is to die for! Would you use a natural sea sponge? Yes! What about UNTOUCHED make-up samples or any other type of girly-sample thing? Yes please! So, what is this unobtainable miracle your Witch found? Monster Bait: Underpants Would you like new nail polish? If so, what colors are you craving? Ooh, yes! I am currently craving some of the new BPTP polishes - Smokestack, Malediction & Robotic Scarab. Boxes? Yes please! I'm once again on the verge of running out of storage space on the little "photo ledge" type shelves I bought awhile ago. Plush microbes? I LOVE them, and have given them as gifts to several people, but don't have any myself. WoW? My main character is a Forsaken Warlock named Deadcam, but I haven't been playing much lately. Have been enjoying some games on PS3 instead. What's your favourite candy? Chocolate, of course. These two local chocolatiers (Earth and Sky and Chocolate Fetish) and Vosges are my favorites. First five songs on the "Top 25 Most Played" list on iPod The top 25 aren't particularly illuminating, since they're from a playlist I made for working out. It's all very heavy, tough guy type stuff that helps motivate me, and it's not the best representation of my tastes, which are wide and varied. Interested in receiving gifts representative of Witch's country or culture? Totally! That would be awesome. I'm really into exploring local culture/foods/art/etc. wherever I happen to be (huge locavore, food-wise), so I would love to receive gifts representative of where my witch lives, his/her culture, etc., wherever that happens to be. Would anyone like receiving naughty/sexy things? Sure, that might be fun. I love the Kama Sutra brand stuff. Who on the thread likes attending Ren Faires, SciFi/Comic Cons & the like? And do you dress up for them? OH HELLS YES! Love them, love dressing up. Do you need any accessories for your phone, computer, mp3 player, etc.? I am always open to that sort of thing, as I have a freaking ton of gadgets. 17" MacBook Pro (and do ya know how hard it is to find laptop bags to fit a 17"?? hard), Motorola Droid, Kindle 2, iPod Classic, iPod nano (purple), PSP. Cute little sleeves for any of these would be awesome. Gently Used CDs/DVDs? That would be great! For those of you with pets, would you like pet things? Toys, treats, etc? The furbabies would love that. Kitties will not eat treats tho (go figure). They love catnip, of course, and jingly/rattle-y toys. Would something hand knit be nice? Ooooh, YES! I love warm & snuggly things anyway, but it has also been an especially cold winter here. So this year I am in extra need of such things. What is everyone's take on Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is my second favorite holiday. I've always loved it. Commercialized though it may be, I like the idea of a holiday devoted to love & snuggliness. In my family, we always gave each other cards and flowers and little presents, so even if I was unattached romantically, it's always been a special day. I even love the color scheme. Do you like traditional Valentine's Day colors (red, pink, white, more?)? I love them! I am especially fond of deep reds, and I like just about any variety of pink. I also really love the pink/chocolate color combination. What's everyone's favorite semi-obscure animal? Fishing Cats FTW! Fishing Cats on Google Image Search Baby fishing cats What is your favorite sign that spring is coming? Dogwoods in bloom Favorite love poem? The Hardness Scale by Joyce Peseroff Diamonds are forever so I gave you quartz which is #7 on the hardness scale and it's hard enough to get to know anybody these days if only to scratch the surface and quartz will scratch six other mineral surfaces: it will scratch glass it will scratch gold it will even scratch your eyes out one morning -- you can't be too careful. Diamonds are industrial so I bought a ring of topaz which is #8 on the hardness scale I wear it on my right hand, the way it was supposed to be, right? No tears and fewer regrets for reasons as smooth and clear as glass. Topaz will scratch glass, it will scratch your quartz, and all your radio crystals. You'll have to be silent the rest of your days not to mention your nights. Not to mention the night you ran away very drunk very very drunk and you tried to cross the border but couldn't make it across the lake. Stirring up geysers with the oars you drove the red canoe in circles, tried to pole it out but your left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. You fell asleep and let everyone know it when you woke up. In a gin-soaked morning (hair of the dog) you went hunting for geese, shot three lake trout in violation of the game laws, told me to clean them and that my eyes were bright as sapphires which is #9 on the hardness scale. A sapphire will cut a pearl it will cut stainless steel it will cut vinyl and mylar and will probably cut a record this fall to be released on an obscure label known only to aficionados. I will buy a copy. I may buy you a copy depending on how your tastes have changed. I will buy copies for my friends we'll get a new needle, a diamond needle, which is #10 on the hardness scale and will cut anything. It will cut wood and mortar, plaster and iron, it will cut the sapphires in my eyes and I will bleed blind as 4 a.m. in the subways when even degenerates are dreaming, blind as the time you shot up the room with a new hunting rifle blind drunk as you were. You were #11 on the hardness scale later that night apologetic as you worked your way up slowly from the knees and you worked your way down from the open-throated blouse. Diamonds are forever so I give you softer things.
  12. cam

    Switch Witch Halloweenie 2009

    Dear My Witch, Hi! Thank you so much for witching me! I'm going to be posting answers to questions and anything else I can think of that might be helpful to you here. Stuff to add I've already thought of: 1. Favorite movie I left off my list - Repo! The Genetic Opera 2. NEW perfume to add to my list of favorites - Zombie Apocalypse! I just got it in a swap, and it is awesome! Love, Cam Q&A If you were my witchee, would you like any of the scents/sizes that are available on clearance? Candle-wise, I would really love some unscented candles in a variety of colors. Who wants hair pretties? (headbands, barrettes, pony-o's, scrunchies, bobby pins, hair clips, etc) I always look dumb in headbands, but plain pony-o's that won't break my hair would be great (I need for the gym and am constantly losing them), as would pretty bobby pins and other hair-put-uppables, as my hair is long enough now to actually put up and do cute things with. Do you mind artificial colors in your food (like, for example, if I made cookies and frosted them with blue or red food color, would that totally squick you out?) Are food colorings okay but only if they are natural? I would prefer natural colorings, but they don't squick me out. Would you want candles from this site, and if so, which scents interest you? http://www.darkcandles.com Oooh, those look nice! Scents that interest me are Bonfire, Falling Leaves, Chocolate Bat, Haunted House, Jack O'Latte, Pumpkin & Spice, Clove, Dracula, Erotica, Nosferatu Which of the seven deadly sins is most likely to be your undoing? Most likely pride. Who is musically inclined? Not me. I am on an origami crane kick recently, so I wonder if anyone will be interested in origami crane earrings, origami crane in a glass vial (~1.2cm wide) phone charm/pendant or just a container filled with cranes of different sizes. That sounds really pretty! How do you feel about clothing/accessories made from animals? Anti-fur, leather, shells, etc.? Does even faux wig you out? No fur, please. How do you deal with stress? What's your favorite way to unwind? A glass of wine, a good book and a soak in the tub. You're given the opportunity to apprentice at any trade (or craft) of your choosing for the period of one year. Your mentor may be any currently living person. Which field of study would you choose, and who would be your mentor? I would love to learn to make wine, with Nicolás Catena as my mentor. Sock dreams? Hmmm. I've never been much of a sock person, but looking at their site... wow. I LOVE those over-the-knee socks. Ooh, and look at the arm warmers. And the leg ones! I have an addiction to little ballet flats that don't really accommodate socks, but those might work. And I love tights. Oooh, and the super dreamy stockings! ETA: Argh! You guys are such evil enablers. Seriously drooling over the Sock Dreams site now! Are there any musicals you love? Repo! I would kill to have it on Blu-ray. Not sure why I haven't bought it yet, 'cause it is quite cheap for Blu-ray. How broad is your musical taste? Very. Does anyone have any symbols they consider to be personally significant or talismanic? Cats, angels/wings, fire, Om. My wedding band has beautiful joined Celtic knotwork hearts. Sweet Diva boxes just went up for sale for September. Would you like to receive something of this nature from your witch? I would squee myself to death over that. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? Probably Eliot. Or Shakespeare. I am very fond of lots of poets tho. Are there any Gods, Goddess, or other mythological figures of whom you're particularly fond? Bastet, Freya, Hecate Super villain or vigilante? Super Villain! Pirate or ninja? Pirate. As Pottersville pointed out, much better clothes & accessories. Can you use pill boxes, a hard ID case, coin purse, etc? Sure! A cool case for business cards would be particularly nice. Mine is plain black. Bo-ring! If you do any kind of craft, could you use supplies? What kind? knitting needles, yarn, amazing fabric, pinking shears, cool thimbles or pincushins, jewelery making supplies, beads, etc.? I could use jewelry making bits & bobs, and/or neat beads. For the crafty people out there: would you prefer something crafted or crafting supplies? Either is ok with me. What's your favorite pain-relief remedy or ritual? For headaches, I love GRR. It's very soothing. I would LOVE some Ugh massage oil for muscle aches, but it's just one of those things I never seem to remember to order. If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching? Supernatural, Doctor Who, Fringe, Top Chef, Project Runway, House, Bones, Dexter, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Kitchen Nightmares. What is your favorite creepy folk story or legend? The Bell Witch and The Mothman If your witch were to either write something for you or put together a collection of ghost stories, would you rather have it in writing, recorded as an oral telling, or both? Any of the above would be fantastic! What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with, and why? I love Dragons. How do you feel about Dia de los Muertos? Are you interested in sugar skulls? Catrina (or other) skeleton figurines? It's very cool! I would love Dia de los Muertos stuff. Lolcats....yeah or nay? That's a yay. What's your favorite items at Trader Joe's? There is no Trader Joe's near me, sadly, so anything I can get. I have a friend who used to send me care packages from there when she lived in Columbus. I can't remember specifics, except that one time she sent sandwich cookies (chocolate with vanilla cream center) that I LOVED. Is there a store that you love which does not have a location near you (but that has a physical presence somewhere, not just online? Why do you love it so much? Other than the aforementioned Trader Joe's? Sephora. I really don't think I need explain that in this crowd. Also Lush. If you had the funds to commission an original painting for yourself, what would it be of? What would it be like- colors, size, style? I would love a painting of Bastet. Colors and style would really be up to the artist. I'm pretty open and have eclectic tastes. I have an amazing pentic that I commissioned from a friend in exchange for a website (see links below for photos of each piece) and it takes up most of one wall. Centerpiece: http://juliearmbruster.net/art.php?view=photo&id=234 Top: http://juliearmbruster.net/art.php?view=photo&id=235 Left: http://juliearmbruster.net/art.php?view=photo&id=237 Right: http://juliearmbruster.net/art.php?view=photo&id=238 Bottom: http://juliearmbruster.net/art.php?view=photo&id=236 Size-wise, something not too tall would be best ('cause I'm running out of long space), but I can do wide-ish ok. Small things are nice too though. If my witch is an artist, I would cherish a piece of her artwork. What's autumn like in your neck of the woods? What do you love and/or hate about it? Beautiful. We get gorgeous leaves most years. Once the weather gets cool and crisp, I'm in heaven. I love everything about it; the temperatures, the smells of wood smoke and leaves, etc, the beautiful look of the trees and the light outside. It's my favorite time of year. Any Amy Brown art fans? I like her stuff, though I don't own anything so I don't know if I'd call myself a fan per se. But her work is pretty. I would not object. How do you feel about Halloween music? Bring 'em on. Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland? I'm looking forward to it. Do you have a crush on anyone famous? Do you have a crush on any literary characters? Would you like fanfiction or fan art based on this/these people? Not really, and no thanks. You're at home, or out, and you want a snack. Something that will get you through to the next meal, or through to the end of school or what ever. What do you grab? I am typically not a snacker. If I do, it's something like jerky or fruit. Your one absolute favorite BPAL? Ugh, it's so hard to decide!!! Snake Oil maybe. Right now I'm really in love with Zombie Apocalypse and Feast of the Greatly Revered Ones. Of course, I haven't got my Weenie order yet.... Do you have a favorite BPAL bottle art? Again, so hard to decide! I love the Ode to Aphrodite series, Sunbird, Velvet Pink Kitty... there are so many great ones! Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving? I would love decants of the Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly and Hellboy scents. I've ordered some of the others already, but none of those yet. Pumpkin pecan waffles? *grabs her plate* Do you have any objections to receiving downloads? Is your internet connection fast enough for you to download large files like music easily? Are there any songs, albums, movies, or TV shows that you can't find/haven't been released that you want? Yep. That wouldn't be a problem. Um.... I don't have ANY of the Alias seasons, an I would love to. That was one of my favorite shows ever. What fictional character do you identify most with and why? Spider Jerusalem from Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan. Because let's be honest, I kind of hate people a good bit of the time (present company excepted; you are not mere "people," you are switch witches and full of awesome) and am generally cranky and misanthropic. But in a fun way. Could you use a 'travel' imp case? How many should it hold? Nah. I've got stuff for that. Do you have a blu-ray player? Yes! I have a PS3 and I love it. What's something you're really looking forward to in the semi-near future? The hubby and I are taking a little two-day trip to Charleston for our anniversary. We've never been there, so we're going to go down, see historical stuff, go on ghost tours, and eat at a couple of good restaurants recommended by friends who used to live there. We're splurging on a nice hotel too, so it should be really romantic and fun. Are there any childhood shows/movies/games/books/ect. that still hold a really special place in your heart? Winnie the Pooh, Nancy Drew, tons of other books because I've probably spent the majority of time in my life buried in a book. Also, the original Legend of Zelda for NES. My mom and I played that game together and had so much fun! What BPAL scent have you never tried but always wanted to? Monsterbait: Underpants What scent have you tried and LOVED, and haven't been able to get more of and why? Storyville, for obvious reasons. As a witchee, would you prefer to have many little packages sent to you throughout the round with a not-so-big final package or fewer things throughout the round with one huge final package to seal the sweetness? Either way is ok with me. Whatever works best for my witch time-wise and financially. What is your idea of the perfect evening at home? Wine, sushi, the hubby. Maybe a good movie/tv show/game to play... or not. Are you on any social networks (MySpace, Twitter, LJ, Facebook, Bebo, etc)? If so, make with the links! http://facebook.com/cammycat http://twitter.com/cammycat http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/243873 http://cam.vox.com (not often updated) http://www.catster.com/family/502957 http://cammycat.livejournal.com (not often updated) http://www.google.com/profiles/camelliacollins http://www.linkedin.com/in/camelliacollins http://www.friendfeed.com/cammycat http://myspace.com/designcam (never updated, should just be deleted) Of course, we're all going to be grateful no matter what our witches give us, but for the record, what is your anti-present? Tell us something that you think your future witch might give you that you absolutely, unequivocally DO. NOT. WANT. Although I am grateful for anything my future witch would send.... I realy don't like candy with sticky coconut stuff (like Mounds or Almond Joy). (Although I'm sure I would find someone who'd munch it right up happily.) When you receive your sw packages...do you like receiving things that are individually wrapped inside? or unwrapped? or both? I love unwrapping things, but unwrapped is ok too. I am the WORST wrapper in the world. I can haz no talent. So I'm not terribly pick about it. Super power? The ability to eat as much chocolate as I want and never gain weight, LOL. If I send you whole spices or coffee beans, would you be able to grind them or would you prefer them preground for your convenience? Whole, please. I love to grind things fresh myself. For the tea and coffee drinkers: Opinion on tea- and/or coffee-related accessories/etc? (Teaware, sugar crystals, infusers, tea chests, etc)How do you take your coffee (or tea)? Black or with cream and/or sugar? Accessories would be great. I take my coffee with cream and my tea with honey, unless it's spicy or chai-like, in which case I sometimes add a little milk too. Restaurants you'd like a gift certificate to on Restaurant.com? Zambra or Bier Garden In your perfect world it is chocolate and...? Wine. And my hubby. How do you scent your home: tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles? I have just tried Nocturne Alchemy's offering oils and am in love with those. I also use BPAL atmospheric sprays with a little fan diffuser, incense, or occasionally candles. Do sounds make you happy? What ambient noises make you smile? I love the sounds of my cats purring, rain on the roof, wind chimes. How do you take your coffee (or tea)? Black or with cream and/or sugar? I am trying to break the sugar-in-my-coffee habit. I can't break the cream habit. Must have cream. Usually in tea, I just like a little honey, unless it's a spicy, chai-type tea, in which case I like it with a lil splash of milk or cream. Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? I am the otter of my own fat. What one thing that is missing from your life would you like to have above all else? Greater financial stability. I could really use help planning for retirement, developing some sort of savings, etc. I suck at this stuff. What's your favorite dessert treat? Ice cream? Cake? Pie? Fudge brownie cake with pie flavored ice cream on top? Creme brulee. What was your favouritest job ever, and why? I love the job I have now. I love the work itself (primarily branding and web development), and in spite of its stresses, running your own business is great. Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator? I can only pick THREE!? That's not enough! Here are five. Can't narrow it down any further. Bad Religion - "Suffer" Joy Division - "Unknown Pleasures" Most Precious Blood - "Nothing in Vein" My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - "The Best of TKK" Social Distortion - "White Light, White Heat, White Trash" As for powering the generator, I have no clue. Whatever my father-in-law told me was the best idea, probably (he's got a couple degrees in engineering and is super smart). What GC scent have you been putting off getting since it'll "always be there"? Queen Alice Any cooks? Could you use anything cooking related? Aprons? Cookbooks? Measuring Cups? Recipes? Herb/Spice containers? Fancy Spices? Dish Towels? Cocktail napkins? Amazing Beaded Pot Holders? (like from our very own Pottersville! ) Something else? I am not much of a cook, but my hubby is, and me, I love to eat. Exotic spices/herbs/peppers would be wonderful. We are forever losing measuring cups and spoons. A good spice rack would be wonderful (our storage solution isn't ideal or at all organized). Pot holders, napkins, yay! Cookbooks, we have. Are you an avid reader? What's your favorite book/series? I read practically every spare moment. I think I answered the favorites question in my questionnaire. What's your favorite candy to stock up on at Halloween? Sour Skittles and Reese's Pieces. What are your phobias? Tight spaces. Heights to some degree. And freaking spiders (yuck!). What is your favourite flower (or plant)? I love trees (particularly maples, cherries and willows), roses, Stargazer lilies and irises. Duct tape purses and wallets and things are pretty darned cool. Who else thinks so? Not really my thing. An anonymous benefactor gives you $500 (or an equivalent amount of money in your currency of choice) with the following stipulations. You must spend all of it within a week: any money left unspent must be returned. You must spend at least half of the money on yourself. You may not use it to pay off debts or bills of any kind. What do you do with the money? Hit my Kaboodle wish list and pick up some things I've been lusting after and normally wouldn't buy for myself. Who likes coloring books? Not really my thing. Do you have a Good Reads profile? If so, make with the link! If you don't have one, go make one! http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/243873 You're in the kitchen at the end of a pay period and groceries are pretty scarce. Do you take the five ingredients you find first and make something fabulous, or do you order take out? Take out. We have a really awesome (and cheap!) Chinese place in town. Happy Star FTW! If you could decorate/redecorate any 1 room in your home, what would it be and how would you decorate it? I would LOVE to redecorate our stupid kitchen. The counter tops need replacing, we need an island or something -- anything! -- to give us some counter space. I'd also replace the refrigerator, washing machine and dryer (the fridge with something stainless, washer/drying with one of those cool front-loaders in red to match our other kitchen stuff). I'd also retile the place with something pretty and stone, and replace the windows down there, which are very old and drafty. Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for? It's that time of year again, and sadly, our teams did not get off to a great start this football season. The hubby and I like football. The college teams we like are UGA (where I got my MA), Florida State (where the hubby went to school) and Virginia Tech (where my FIL works). In terms of pro teams, we like the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.) I'm betting my witch can figure this out from my questionnaire, but CATS! Cats of all kinds, domestic or big. I also love wolves, otters, camels, foxes, meerkats... just about any mammal. I love animals, period, though I have my faves. This is how the world ends... zombie apocalypse, robot uprising, alien invasion, return of the elder gods... which doomsday scenario do you prefer (or make your own!)? You know the zombies are coming. In the year 2525... if man is still alive... what sort of future do you imagine? (apologies to anyone who gets that song stuck in their head!) I hope for a very Star Trek future... and sadly, fear we'll end up with something more Mad Max. Do you believe in magic (or magick, if you prefer)? What does it mean to you? To some extent. I believe, at the very least, magic and ritual can help focus our intentions and strengthen our ability to make what we will a reality. I hope that makes sense. If you found the puzzle box from Hellraiser, what would you do with it? ( and would you be able to resist playing with it? ) Bury that fucker! At least if I was cognizant of what it was. And the reason would be that otherwise, I probably wouldn't be able to resist. Do you like pinup art/images? Yes! What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions? Not yet! However, we're hoping to have a party, or at the very least invite our best couple friends over, watch a bunch of scary movies, and eat food that's really bad for us, LOL. Tradition-wise, we decorate our house and front yard for autumn and Halloween every year. We also do some sort of Mabon celebration on the equinox. My hubby makes these delicious steak fajitas with a pumpkin-habanero sauce. Any other steampunk fans/lovers? Oh yes! Very much so. Describe your ideal picnic lunch. Where would you go? Who (if anyone, and yes there can be multiple people) would accompany you? What sort of food would you take? And, of course, if a picnic lunch sounds like a horrible idea, feel free to say so! I love taking a picnic lunch with my hubby in the park across the street from our house. We usually bring wine, chicken (either baked or fried), some good cheeses, fruit and other finger foods like olives and such, and spread a blanket out under the trees by the pond. It's romantic and pretty cheap too. Would any witches be interested in home-made sewn type crafts? If so, what type? (e.g. tote bags, pillowcases, laptop covers, etc..) I would fall all over myself for a handmade Kindle case. Favorite kind or take out kinda burger? whats your burger preference? veggie,meat or ???? OMG. My husband made the best freaking burgers last night. He combined ground lamb and beef, added herbs (sage, parsley and chives), and we had them on whole wheat buns with Manchego cheese, smoky bbq sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. That, ladies & gents, is my new favorite burger. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. Whats your favorite childhood toy? I had this bear called "A.G. Bear" (as I recall, that was actually the offical toy name). When you moved him, he made these funny little noises. He had soft grey fur and a red shirt. I loved that thing. Also, my Pound Purries. If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? My cats LOVE catnip. Catnip or catnip toys would be wonderful, or one of those cardboard scratchers. No treats; they won't eat them, the weirdos. The dog would like just about anything. Toys, bones, treats, whatever. He's a dog; he's easy. Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? Yes. I'm cammycat. Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name? I think I've created an account there. The username would be either cam or cammycat. What is your favorite Halloween icon? Black cats Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put one item in that box that symbolizes who you are. It may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but you are limited to one item, and it must fit within the box. What item do you choose? Hmmm. I'll have to try to answer that one for my witch in the blog. It will take some thought. Are you involved in any long-term, ambitious project? Yes. But I don't want to say what it is just yet. Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? I'm not loving it yet, but I do like it and DVR it. Nother question! Coffee or Tea? Both are love. Lavender? I'm not a lavender person. I love sage, thyme, basil, and lots of other herbs though. And I do have use for herbs, smudge sticks, etc. Olive Oil? I LOVE olive oil... but I've got the hookup. One of our clients (who are also the parents of one of the hubby's oldest friends) runs an olive tree nursery in Florida, and they send us the most fabulous artisan olive oil on a regular basis. So I'm set.... at least for regular olive oil. Infused, on the other hand...? That would be very cool. Does anyone in here wear a lot of dangly earrings or collect pendants of all kinds?? How about hair clips or pony tail band things? Dangly earrings and pendants are cool. Hair-wise, I usually just leave mine down, but I could use pretty things to use when I pin it up. What sorts of odd or regional foods do you crave? I'm a big ole foodie, and hugely into local foods as well as ethnic cuisines of all kinds. I love getting neat local stuff anytime I travel. In terms of regional (American) stuff I especially crave... boiled peanuts. I lived in Georgia for a couple of years, and it's a rare treat to go through SC or GA and get to have them. Also, I'm a Virginia girl, and I Virginia wine. What is your favourite historical period? I'm super fascinated by ancient Egypt, and also into the Italian Renaissance and the Roaring 20's. Did you order anything from the most recent update? Um.... well. I placed a rather embarassingly large Halloweenie order a couple of weeks ago. I haven't ordered anything yet from the most recent update, and am trying to be patient, since it looks like a lot of it (the Hellboy scents, etc.) will be around for awhile and I have plenty of time. But I am absolutely drooling over some of it (Pumpkin Spice Bath Oil, I'm looking at you)! (Will add stuff to my wishlist for my witch's convenience). I already have The Fool, thanks to a friend who went to Comic Con. I'll probably go ahead and order Falling Leaf Moon. Vampires or Werewolves? Both. And Zombies. Speaking of which, my witch should know that I've been on a real werewolf-book-reading kick lately. What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? Mine are (in no particular order): anything involving ZOMBIES , just about anything Lovecraft, Dracula, Lost Boys, Fright Night (1&2), Innocent Blood, The Nightmare Before Xmas, the Underworld movies, Salem's Lot, Subspecies, The Hunger, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Warlock, The Wicker Man (original), Tale of a Vampire, any Dario Argento movie, The Brothers Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Let the Right One In, Merlin (TV series), Near Dark, Nosferatu, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Evil Dead movies, Blair Witch Project (yeah yeah, I know... but those woods look JUST LIKE where I live), Event Horizon, Hellraiser, Cat People, The Howling movies. As for stuff I don't have, I don't have most of the above. I DO have Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lost Boys, Nightmare Before Xmas, the Underworld movies, and Merlin. Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? They are very yummy! What kinda socks ar you wearing tonight? None. I'm just not a sock person. This may be influenced by the fact that we have hardwood floors and steep stairs, so trying to navigate them in socks is taking your life in your hands, lol. I wear them to the gym, then promptly take them off with my shoes when I get home. Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? Key lime. And apple. My hubby makes a freaking fantastic apple pie. Hmm... and it's just about that time of year.... Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? Yes. I am especially crazy about wrist/armwarmers and scarves. Blankets and shawls are lovely too. Headbands don't love me, though. I always manage to look dumb in them. It must be my hair. How do you feel about ghost stories? Do you like to tell the old tales around a campfire? Read true accounts on the web way past your bedtime? Do you like to pick up a good anthology of Poe stories on a blustery day? Or is all that too scary for you? I LOVE ghost stories. Love love love. Any way I can get them. Any Gamers here? What kind? Board games? RPG? Miniature? MMORPG? Definitely. I'm a huge fan of survival horror games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Final Frame, etc and am obsessed with Final Fantasy. I play WoW (for those as care, my main is a level 80 Undead Warlock, Deadcam, on Shadow Council), and also love board games, puzzles, etc. I haven't played any LARPs in ages, but love them too.
  13. cam

    Lovers with Rutting Cats

    I really like this scent! I hadn't worn it in awhile, and decided to wear again last week, and wow! My bottle is really aging nicely. The vanilla creaminess has become more prominent, and really softens the ginger and oakmoss, without completely overpowering them. This one is on its way to becoming a favorite.
  14. cam

    Switch Witch Summer 2009 - Hi!

    Dear My Witch, Oh hai! Thank you for taking the time to be my witch! I'm going to post various things that might be of use to you (answers to questions posted in the thread, any random thing I think of, etc.) here, so you can always check here for that kind of thing. If you should want to text me, my mobile number is 4239560934. I have unlimited texting, so no worries about charges on my end. Love, Cam 6/25/2009 I have just discovered that Barnes & Noble have finally gotten a clue and enabled public links to wish lists! Here is mine, FYI: http://my.barnesandnoble.com/cam-collinss-...List/cm/182204/ 6/13/2009 - Other things I love that may not have made it into the questionnaire. Crossfit. My hubby says I've joined a fitness cult. This program is hard, but addictive. I work out with a couple of my best friends, and we love it. Yoga. I've been practicing for four years now, and have been considering teacher certification. Etsy favorites. Another wish list type link I forgot to include in the questionnaire. Italy. The hubby and I are absolutely obsessed with Italy. We spent our honeymoon there, and hope to live there someday. Tuscany in particular is our favorite place in the world. Q&A Have you had much experience with tea? If so, what kind of teas do you like the most? Black, herbal, green, white, oolong, chai, etc...... Would you be interested in sampling a lot of new teas? I love tea, and would be very interested in trying new teas. I really like all kinds of teas. Black, white and oolong are my top three favorites. Etsy wishlist? http://www.etsy.com/favorite_listings_publ...p;ref=favorites What new scents from the update are calling your name? Berry Moon is a must have. And the tee. Aperotos Eros and Whoso List to Hunt sound interesting. I'd like to try those and the Mad Tea Party scents at some point. Berry Moon is the real critical one for me. Do you play any musical instruments? Which ones? If not, are there any you'd like to learn? What styles of music do you play, and are you interested in learning any different style? Nope. I am not musically inclined. What's your favorite vacation spot? Italy. Ok, that's my favorite spot, period. So to give a different answer for my dear witch's sanity I also love the woods or the beach. There is another Ebay update from Puddin. What appeals to you there? Monster Bait: Underpants, MVJBA Spring Training, Pink Phoenix and The Ecstatsy of Passion are all wants. But the eBay prices tend to get up there quickly, dear witch, so just take that as a guideline if you happen to have a decant you don't love lying about or something like that. Comedy? I love British comedy. Crazy about Eddie Izzard. I am not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and his ilk. What are your thoughts on J.R.R. Tolkein? Tolkein is love. I've read the Lord of the Rings and would like to read more. If you answered that you would like recipes, are there any national or ethnic cuisines you prefer or don't prefer? I love ethnic cuisines and eat a lot of them. The hubby and I are especially fond of Indian and Thai. We're also crazy about Ethiopian, but don't have any recipes or any idea how to cook it for ourselves. Do you like musicals? What have you seen? What do you want to see? Any you'd like to own? I am extremely picky about musicals, and would say that in general, I'm not a big fan. However, there are some I dearly love. Love Sweeney Todd, for example. I just saw Repo! The Genetic opera, and am completely in love with it. Got it on Blu-ray from Netflix and the hubby and I have watched it four times in the past week. I'd love to have my own copy. I would also like to see Wicked (which I think is a musical? not sure, but I enjoyed the book). Do you mind receiving partials, imps, full bottles, sniffies of oils from BPAL and other companies? Um.... no. I definitely do not mind that. Not one teeny, tiny little bit. What styles of jewelry do you like? Bold and funky? Delicate and dainty? Short necklaces, long ones, chokers? Bracelets or anklets? For necklaces, I like more delicate and dainty things, or something cool on a cord, like those pretty glass pieces with the glittery swirls and such. I like chokers and short things (around 16 inches or so). I would kind of like to try mixing it up with some long necklaces of the pretty, dainty variety. I'm not crazy about sort of mid-length necklaces, though. I have gauged ears (00g), as well as regular ear piercings, and like plugs in natural materials like polished wood, stones, bone, etc. I do like bracelets and anklets, of varying kinds. I currently have a leather cuff with a Celtic knotwork design that a wear a lot, and I love it. Wouldn't mind having more similar things. Have you read anything by China Mieville, Neil Gaiman or Charles de Lint? If so, what? Like/dislike...?? other than books/cds/dvds are there any "things" that you collect or symbols which you have an affinity for? If you were buying or making a witch gift for yourself, what would YOU buy/make? Book stuff: I love love love love love Neil Gaiman, and anything Gaiman related. I have Sandman posters, action figures, watches, a set of postcards and a clock. I have a cute little Neil Rat resin figure by Lisa Snellings, and two Gaiman lockets, and am gradually working my way through trying all the BPAL Gaiman scents. So yeah, um... that kind of thing would be very welcome. I haven't read much Mieville or de Lint. Other things/symbols: I play Magic (yes I am a huge geek) and other games, and I kind of collect pretty dice. 20-sided dice are my favorites, and can be found in all sorts of pretty colors and such (marble-looking ones, glittery ones, etc.). As my witch already knows, I also have an affinity for Bastet (I consider her my patron goddess). If I were witching me: If my bank statement is any indication, I witch myself fairly often. Let's see... If I were witching me, I would make or buy me bath & beauty related stuff (which I just can't seem to get enough of). Chocolate is always love. I would make or buy me some sort of steampunk-related jewelry (which I've been lusting after on etsy and haven't got around to finding materials to make myself something). Possibly some puzzle books. I love logic puzzles. What are your favorite Yankee Candle scents? I love that one that smells like cake (I think it's Buttercream). I am generally down with just about any scent that smells like baked goods or other foodie stuff. Fruit scents are great. I'm not crazy about things that are supposed to smell like "air on a midsummer night" or that kind of thing. Does my witchee like hats, a floppy summer sun hat or something more stylish? Would you like a hand knit cap or hat? I love hats! What are you happiest about (besides SW)? What makes you feel good this summer? Any Summer? The things I'm happest about: that I have a fantastic husband, wonderful snuggly cats and dog, that my business is managing to stay afloat in the current economy. I'm not much of a summer person, to be honest (I hate hot weather), but the things that make me feel good in summer are: sitting on the porch with a glass of wine, my hubby, the dog and the cats who are allowed out; taking the dog to the lake to swim; and going to our local farmer's markets. What kind of shopper are you? Do you make a budget? Planner, or compulsive? Do you like to buy what's new, special offers, only the usual? It depends. Sometimes I set a budget for a particular thing I need to buy (for example, when I needed to find a dress to wear to a friend's wedding but didn't want to spend a lot on it). Other times I'm pretty impulsive and/or compulsive (as my massive perfume collection illustrates ). Is anyone else having trouble getting motivated to do the things your supposed to do? Yep. The hubby and I worked very hard the past couple of weeks to get a massive project finished and launched on time, and we did it.... and now I'm just feeling burned out and blah. Looking forward to a 3-day weekend. If you are a dog lover, or gigantic dog nerd like I am, would you like any breed-related items from this site? If so, which breed(s)? Zomg, can I get some love for the labs? Labs are the sweetest dogs ever (I have a chocolate). A witch wants to cheer you up. What are we cheering you up from? In other words, what are the most pressing problems you're facing right now? Money, as ever, is my most pressing problem right now. The hubby and I have a small business, and keeping up with taxes and our work and household bills is very hard. It seems like we're always behind. I sometimes have trouble sleeping for worrying about it, much as I try to tell myself that keeping myself up worrying about it is anything but helpful. Do you like coffee and/or wine? Oh, yes. I am a HUGE wine nerd, and love love love coffee too. What are your thought on World Market? I love it! I wish we had one where I live. Who out there is equally challenged and would appreciate icons/banners as witchy gifts? Not challenged. Actually, I make my living designing and building websites. However, if anyone needs that kind of thing for a witchee, I'd be glad to lend a hand. Are there any etailers you haven't tried yet but would like to be enabled (e.g., a company you haven't tried but would like recommendations from your witch, based on your likes and dislikes)? I would like to try some things from Violette Market, Nocturne Alchemy and Blooddrop, but have never got around to giving them a try (aside from one really nice frimp from Nocturne Alchemy that someone sent me last year). With all this talk of chocolate, do you prefer milk or dark? I love both. Lip balms: yay or nay? Is there a particular kind you prefer? Definite yay. I don't really have a preference. Hannibal? The general? Sure! Serial killer? Read it. If your witch goes to Convergence (or is bestest friends with someone, same thing), is there anything you'd love to have? Anything with notes I like would be super nice! What of the summer update (Egyptian, Lawn Ornaments, etc.) appeals most to you? Nonae Caprotina, St. John's Eve, and The Feast for the Greatly Revered Ones What is your favorite classic fairy tale or children's story? Little Red Riding Hood Do you have an electric stove, and would you like a bowl and tarts to use the residual heat (and for extra safety)? I do, but since our kitchen is downstairs and we don't spend much time there (it's really cold), it would kind of be wasted on me. For those candy loving witchees. Are there any 3 that u love and would like more of? Earth & Sky chocolates, Vosges Barcelona Bar and Mo's Bacon Bar And, are there any 3 that u just cannot stand and would not like any of? Almond Joy, Mounds, and any kind of cherry cordials Are you freaking out over any of the discontinued scents, dear fellow Witches? Nah. What kind of mythology are you interested in? Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu are really interesting to me. Puddin' posts ebay sales of older stuff every now and then - what of the current lot are you dying for? In order of lust: Bakeneko, Bah, Hellion and The Phoenix. The internet makes stalking 2000000000000000 times easier than it ever has been. Do you tweet? http://twitter.com/cammycat Do you like coconut (to eat)? Only in small quantities or specific instances. Example: I love those little toasted coconut donuts, but I loathe Mounds and Almond Joy bars. I'm pretty picky/weird about coconut. Do you wear makeup or nail polish? Need brushes, containers, storage, mani/pedi supplies? What colors and brands do you like? Yes! As I'm sure my witch can tell from my Kaboodle profile & lists, I do love the makeup. (I don't slather it on, but I believe in variety, and I love to have plenty of colors to choose from.) Favorite brands, colors, etc. should be there. I could use brushes and mani/pedi stuff (I could really use something to smooth my heels and the stupid calluses I get from lifting weights). Do you like shiney hanging porch decorations like windchimes or those things that spin and swirl in the wind? I love windchimes! Hair adornments? Sure! Which flavors are you interested to try from the Chocolate Research Facility? Let me first say I'd like to beat the designer of that website. "Chocolate" melting down the screen so you have to constantly refresh to keep reading? FAIL. Ahem. Professional criticism aside, oooooh! *drool* I would like to try: Hazelnut Gianduja, Sichuan Pepper, Mint, White Sesame, Black Sesame, Coffee with Nescafe Powder, Cardamom with Almond Milk, Lemongrass, Rose Petal, Strawberry with Dried Strawberry, and anything from the Alcohol, Tea, or Coffee Series What are your favorite websites (besides this one, and the online shops you listed in your questionnaire)? Pure Felinity Draynwing's Cat House - most. awesome. timesink. ever. textsfromlastnight.com WildEarth.TV icanhascheezburger.com Dragon Cave We have so many talented witches and they really need to promote themselves more so, if you made something by hand for a previous witchee or have an etsy store or some other outlet for hand made goods, will you post it here with pictures or links? Or, if you want to brag on a previous witch's talent, this is the place for that as well. I have to brag on the awesome Alianthe (whom I don't believe is playing this round) and her knitting skillz. She knitted me the prettiest pair of gaming gloves (i.e. armwarmers) and a matching dice bag for winter round. The pictures do not do them justice. I make jewelry and bookmarks, but sadly don't have any photos of them. I just keep giving stuff away before it ever makes it to etsy. I made a couple of things for my witchee last round that I thought were nice, but she didn't post pics. So yeah. Note to self: take pictures of things! If you could make your perfect scent (or at least most desired at the moment!) what would be in it? Hmmm. Tough call. I would love to have something that is as sexy as Snake Oil, but a lighter scent for summer. I don't know if that's very helpful at all. So I have a question for the witchees, and hopefully mine will answer as well...In trying to decide what to fix for dinner, I thought that I've received some great recipes from friends (particularly the culinary mastermind that is scotchgrrl). I also have a few great recipes of my own. So would anyone like to receive some original, or very much loved recipes from his/her witch? That would be great. List things you DO NOT need any more of: Technically, I don't need anymore shower gels.... but I won't turn my nose up at them, either! (Sssh! Don't tell my husband I said that last part!) What do you like to snack on? Jerky (particularly buffalo jerky, yum!), smoked almonds, edamame, hummous, cheese, fruit, and chips & salsa are favorites. Is there something that would offend you if you received it in your mail/gift/email)? (as in profanity, a bad words in an email/card/music ... or a card or something with a scantily dressed man/woman pictured on it, crude/immature humor tshirts, etc ...) I'm pretty difficult to offend. Are there any phobias you have that you absolutely, positively, do NOT want anything from your witch referencing? Unless my witch can somehow gift me enclosed spaces, I think I'll be fine. What is your favorite latin or faux latiny phrase? Sic semper tyrannis (I'm a Virginia girl). Are you a candles person, incense person, or just a BPTP spritzer for room scents? Any of the above. Who is your favorite artist? What are some of your favorite pieces of their work? Gustav Klimt - my favorite is The Kiss Brom - His Angel of Destruction piece (for a Magic card) is one of my favorites; I also LOVE his book The Plucker. Rebecca Guay - Anything, really. She's fantastic. Charles Vess - I love pretty much everything he's done Ursula Vernon - Again, just about anything My friend Julie Armbruster - my favorite is a pentic piece she did for me in exchange for helping her with her website. Really fabulous. What is the color scheme you use most when you decorate? Jewel tones. If you have music or DVD's on your wishlist, do you mind getting a burned copy? How about if it is original packaging but previously used? Or do you only want it new? Burned or used copies are fine with me. Is your abode a palace covered in fur, a disaster area ,or a neat freaks delight? It's lovely if we have company coming over. Otherwise (as I'm sure my witch can guess) it's covered in fur. How are you doing for BPAL storage? Need any boxes? I really need bottle storage. I bought one of Eros' lovely coffin shelves around the time I started collecting last year, and I've totally outgrown it already. Is there any place you've visited where you feel like you left your heart there? Tuscany. I'm also deeply in love with the Pacific Northwest, particularly Oregon. What one item would you just love to have that is made by a Switch Witch? I can't choose just ONE! Honestly, I would be thrilled to have anything made by any of the talented witches in this forum. I did notice that syrenemyst has some LOVELY jewelry on etsy as well as gorgeous boxes, tho.... Are you interested in Tarot or Tarot art? Yes. I have two gorgeous decks - the Revelations Tarot that the fabulous SeaMonkey sent me during the Halloween round, and the Vertigo Tarot that I ordered recently. I'm still learning to read Tarot, and would love any sort of reference links, advice, etc. my witch could send, if he/she is into that as well. What would you think of soap samples/shampoo bar samples? (I believe the latter can be used as soap if you are not shampoo bar inclined). Or other sample sized bath/beauty products, for that matter? Bring 'em on. What about burnables as in candles, tarts and/or incense? I have a lot of incense, but am low on candles, which I love. Scented candles are great, but I also need some unscented candles in different colors, for anointing with TAL oils. I'm having a hard time finding some. Old books? You bet! I am a fiend for books. Do you want to know when you have something coming in the mail, or would you rather it be a complete surprise? I would like to know, so I can stalk. And part 2.. What's your mailbox situation? My mailbox isn't very large (which is why I like to know, so I can be home around the time we usually get mail and keep any packages from sitting on the porch all day). What kind of a car do you drive and would you want something you could use in your car? Rear view mirror charms, steering wheel covers (a new thing for the knitters), car blessing medicine bags... I drive a black 2008 Subaru WRX. It is the most fantastic car ever. I love it. Car stuff would totally be cool. Who knits? Do you also spin and dye? What supplies, that you wouldn't buy for yourself, would you just love to have for that activity? I've just started learning, so not yet. Just trying to master the basics. What are your favorite animals? Or, what animals resonate strongly with you? This will probably come as no great surprise to anyone, but cats! All cats. Housecats, big cats, you name it. Wolves and foxes also very strongly resonate with me. Those are probably the animals with which I identify most strongly. I'm an animal lover in general, though. Do you like coffee? Whole bean or ground? Bold/Medium/Mild roast? God, yes. Whole bean, medium or bold roast. We actually roast our own, or we did until our roaster died! Sent it in for repairs and it came back still broken. At some point, we are going to replace it. But anyway, yeah, I love coffee. Are there any other knitted goods you might like? Lap blanket? Fingerless gloves? Arm warmers? Little knitted animals? Silk scarf? Head band? Wrist cuff? Dish clothes? Yes. All of the above. Especially fingerless gloves and arm warmers. And little knitted animals. And silk scarves. Are there any kinds of books you collect? I collect comics and also signed & numbered limited editions of various books I like. (In fact, I've been meaning to make a list, take pics, etc. for insurance purposes.) I have books by Poppy Z. Brite, Caitlin Kiernan, Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher currently. What are your favorite materials? Or material things? Some people like jewelry, some like woods, some plants... Silver, paper, leather, velvet, wood, stone. Are you obsessed with honey? If so, is there a particular kind you like best? Spun honey, flavored honeys, certain types of honey.... etc. I really like honey, but I haven't exactly gotten into it, in terms of trying out different kinds and figuring out what I like, etc. I would not mind being enabled here. Is there anything you've been wanting to learn that your witch might be able to help you with? I'm still working on learning to knit from winter round. Beer? Although I am complete wine nerd I also love beer. I love dark beers (stouts, porters and the like) and Belgians (but not the Delirium beers; am not a fan). I'm also a big fan of ambers (Abita Amber is love!). I'm not so crazy about IPAs and other super hoppy beers. (Note to my witch: Although my home address is in Tennessee, where alcohol cannot be shipped, I work in Virginia, where it can be shipped. Just sayin.) Chips? I love love love salt & vinegar chips. And anything spicy. What scent are you wearing right now, if any? Snake Oil What socially respsonsible site would you recommend to ALL Witches? I'm a huge fan of Best Friends Animal Society (bestfriends.org). They're the animal rescue group that fought to save and rehabilitate the Michael Vick dogs (they have a show called Dogtown on the National Geographic channel). They do amazing work. Good books recently read? I'm currently rereading George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. Does your feline like catnip? They loooooove it. Salt soap bars (soap made with a large quantity of salt, like salt-scrub-in-a-bar)? That would be awesome! How would you feel about homemade jelly/jam from home-grown berries? Yum! Homemade dill pickles? Made from cukes, beans, snap peas, baby zucchini? Sure, sounds good. Would my future witchee like to receive steampunk style jewelry? I would die of squee. Tea. How do you feel about it? I love tea. I am especially eager to try the Supernatural and Buffy signature blends here: https://www.adagio.com/pages/customer_profi...userId=169170BA What is your favorite anime, or if you don't like that what is your favorite animated series? It would be hard to choose one. I love Vampire Hunter D, Witch Hunter Robin, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Cat Returns, Princess Mononoke.... I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting right now. I love anime. Based on Prior Carnivale act prototypes...which one are you truly excited about? I've liked a lot of what I tried from Act IV, but honestly, I haven't tried much from Carnivale. Would love to try more. Would it bother you if you are not the first person to receive the same gift? Imagine a Witch who always sends her favourite book, for example. Nope, wouldn't bother me a bit. Sometimes a good gift is a good gift. Pets: What do you have, and do they need/want anything? I have 9 cats and a chocolate lab. They are always happy to receive toys and such. The pup likes treats, but I have yet to find a cat treat (other than, ya know, stuff from my plate) that they'll eat. Oh, and Brightcat could use a new collar. His was apparently damaged and fell off somewhere in his recent accident. His old collar was the black pirate collar here, which I really loved and would someday like to replace. Does anyone play video games? What platform(s)? Are there any new or vintage games you would like? More than I probably should! I have a PS3, PSP and my computer. I would love a copy of Spore (PC), Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (PSP), Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP), or Silent Hill: Homecoming (PS3). (Dear my witch: games can be expensive, so please, please only consider them if you can find them used!) Twilight fans, would you be interested in any products from this Etsy seller? Nah. Are you in need of decanting supplies, wand caps, or other scent-related paraphernalia? I could really use some pipettes and those little plastic baggies. I can always use more wand caps. Are there any single notes (likely non bpal) that anyone is dying to have/try? Any singles of my favorite notes would be welcome. I'm not dying for them, tho. Netflix or the like gift subscriptions? A month of Netflix vs a DvD? I have a Netflix account, sure! A free month would be great. Adorable Japanese characters? I love Totoro, the cat from The Cat Returns... any japanese cat type character. I'm also a huge, huge fan of Tokidoki (which is actually Italian, but Japanese-inspired). My fiance sent me an early dvd rip of Coraline that he was given (pretty sure it's not been released yet, but I sometimes have a hard time keeping up) and I was wondering if anyone would like a copy of it? That would be awesome! Do you collect dolls or miniatures? What kind? Do you like to get new clothes or items for them? Not really. Now that I think about it, I don't have any yet, but I'm kind of obsessed with endlesswhimsy's adorable little cat sculptures on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5225991 If you were to make a seasonal mix CD for this summer, what would you name it? Summer Thunder (sounds dumb, I know, but we have been deluged with thunderstorms where I live this summer). Ok, for all you shower people, would you like Bpal scented soap? I'm out of soap stuff right now, but if I can get any anytime soon, would that be something that you'd like? Or how about Bpal scented massage bars or solid scrub bars? Oooh, that would be really nice. I'm especially fond of scrub bars. Is there a program you might have missed or show you love which is gone from the airwaves which might be found (or burned) for you by a Witch? Alias! Also Farscape. Ooh! Or Star Trek:TNG. Would you like any recycle/upcycle supplies for your crafting? Sure Do you play any online games, like World of Warcraft? If so, what server do you play on, what's your character's name, etc.? I play WoW. My server is Lightninghoof, and my main character is a level 80 Warlock named Deadcam (note: sometimes my hubby is playing my character). Would anyone like bath bombs or bath melts scented with one of their favorite Bpal scents? Yes, please! Would you like homemade cinnamon buns or sticky buns? Yes, but they might not ship well in the summer, since I live in the south. Is there anyone here that likes Hello Kitty or any other Sanrio Characters? I love Chococat. How many potential witchees have an iPod, or download MP3s? Me me me! I have an 80g video ipod that I keep all my music on and swap out any movies, tv shows, etc. that I want to watch, and a purple 16g nano that I take to the gym. (Yes, I do realize having two is kinda spoiled and ridiculous, but the 80g is a bit heavy to work out with, and I couldn't find an arm band for it anyway.) Are there any of the BPTP bath oils you adore (particularly ones that you cannot get anymore). What about the room sprays? Bath Oils: I LOVE Boadicea. L'Autunno and The Winter Maiden are my other current favorites. I actually haven't tried any of the general catalog bath oils, but would like to. Room Sprays: Snow White and Bonfire Night are my favorites that I've tried so far. Again, I haven't tried any GC room sprays, but Cathouse, Saloon #10 and Okiya seem really nice. How would you feel about an ultra-girlie shawl or wrap in summer-weight (lace)? Holy crap, those are gorgeous! I would love something like that. What would you think of hand-dyed items? That would be neat. So, I hear you don't like lacy wraps! How do you feel about hand-knit socks? I'm a bit weird about socks. I really only wear them to the gym, or occasionally with boots or something like that. So super nice hand-knit ones would be kinda lost on me. What kinds of crafts does everyone either enjoy making or enjoy getting? Do you have a certain type of handmade item that you love to collect? Socks, boxes, jewelry, dolls etc? I like to make jewelry and bookmarks. I love getting things like handmade armwarmers, hats, gloves (accessories, I guess) and jewelry. And food. Well, pretty much anything would be neat. I wouldn't say that I collect any specific handmade item. At least, not that I can think of at the moment. Clearly, vegans are not into soaps with honey or milk, etc. But, if you're NOT a vegan how would you feel about soaps made with emu oil? Squicked out/concerned about animal cruelty, or willing to try them? I'd be ok with it as long as the source was using the whole emu, not just killing them for oil, and raising them humanely.
  15. Hi, thanks for taking a look at my wish list! The first section is BPAL items. If you scroll down, you can find non-BPAL stuff (and I'm not too picky about swapping BPAL or non-BPAL). For convenience, Halloweenie/Autumn related stuff is listed in bold orange. BPAL Wish List I can always use more: L'Autunno Snake Charmer Bottles I'd like to have: Alecto Alice Cake Smash Carlin Count Dracula Creepy 2009 Dana O'Shee De Sade Dia de los Muertos 2009 Elixir IX: TKO Feeding the Dead Gothic Horror Hellfire Hunger Mabon (a girl can dream, eh?) No. 93 Engine Queen Alice Quincy Morris Raven Moon Storyville (yeah, right, I know) Scents I'd like to try: LE, Unimpable, etc. Agape The Girl Lord Ruthven Monster Bait: Underpants Perle Von Mauren Spooky Season of the Inundation The Festival of Anuket Spinning Multicolored Metallic Pinwheel J-Horror Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde Ars Draconis Dragon's Bone Dragon's Hide Bewitching Brews Intrigue Kubla Khan Carnaval Diabolique Doc Constantine The Graveyard Book * Gholheim The Macabray Gris Grimly Hideous Heart * Soothing System ** Hellboy Hellboy **** Kroenen Liz **** Trevor Bruttenholm Marchen The Miller's Daughter Panacea Elixir I: Seduction Elixir II: Succor Elixir V: Moxie Elixir XII: Ugh Rappaccini's Garden The Apple of Sodom The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil BPTP Pumpkin Pie Bath Oil **** Barmbrack Atmosphere Spray **** Knock a Dolly Atmosphere Spray **** Alchemical Laboratory Atmosphere Spray * Castitas Bath Oil Gula Bath Oil Hua Mulan Semiramis Snow White Atmosphere Spray Massage oils - TKO * and Ugh *, any of the rest would be great too though Yoga pants (size M) - Belladonna, Hemlock, Jolly Roger Tees (size M) - Phoenix Steamworks TAL * Caliph's Beloved Aunt Caroline's Money Draw Aunt Caroline's Money Bag Nocturne Fiery Wall of Protection Non-BPAL Wish List For some of these (like Arcana, Haunt or Villainess) I've just listed scents, rather than a specific product. If there's something particular I'd like in that scent, it's noted. Possets Kitteh scents* (I am obsessed. If there are kitteh scents and I don't have them, I want them.) Reason * Venus Black Virginia Humidity * Nocturne Alchemy Sekhmet (bottle) Eternal Ankh (bottle) Nokturne: Sapphire Coconut Kh'aramel Ma'athiato Bassima Bergamot and Egyptian Mint Tea Meditation with the Gods: Anubis Anubis Arcana (soap, oil, whatever) Sweet Box Cocoa Butter Body Cream Scrubs! * (Just about any of them; I LOVE Arcana scrubs) Philtre #2: Adoration Philtre #3: Fetish Romani Princess The Bakehouse Nereid Chocolate Bath Melt * (I absolutely love these) Poison Candy Queen Crossbones perfume oil Swashbuckler perfume oil Devilish perfume oil Villainess Trauma Nesthai Pipevine Swallowtail (particularly the Burn!) Xia (particularly the mud) Prosperina Masala Blush Mud I am dying to try their Smack! Haunt (especially skin glossing oils) Roma Turkish Cocoa Milk & Nectar Gloaming Vargas Lovehound Lip lust: Raspberry Lemon, Sweet Cream, Strawberry Lime MoonaLisa I never, ever manage to get anything from her updates, so I haven't been able to try much. I'm open to pretty much anything. Blooddrop I've never tried any of their stuff, but would like to. Alba Niaopoli, The Conveyer of Desires Anne-Cecile Ledesѐperée, The Spirit Speaker Libertine Oona Swindlehurst-Toussaint, The Time Seer, Granddaughter of The Womb Oona Swindlehurst, The Womb Citrouille d’Orée Citrouille Noire The Devil’s Orchard Hocus Pocus The Ruby Cauldron Scream Violette Market I've never tried any of their stuff, but would like to. Beggar's Night 2009 Calaveras Chocolate Golden Autumn Spirit Cakes Sugar Shock Blasphemy Scrubs Autumn Lust **** Practically any of their foodie stuff, and also the Anubis one.
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