From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? Halloween: Las Vegas and Pumpkin Princess! Followed by Sonnet d'Automne, Changeling, The Tata and ALL OF THE APPLES FOREVER.
Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I love nail polish! My favourite brand is Nfu. Oh, which is unfortunately about as rare as a tapdancing unicorn.I've always wanted to try Zoya and Inglot's polishes, and I'll always give OPI a whirl
Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? "Love, love is a verb. Love is a doing word" from Teardrop by Massive Attack. My favourite poem of all time (which I'm just going to link here because it's way too long) is Metaphorazine by Jeff Noon.
Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Yes please! I don't have anything specific in mind so anything you want to throw at me is fantastic
What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Shanghai, I guess. I don't think terror is the right word but I'd be pretty sad.
Social Media? thewondersmith.livejournal.com, mrblessington.tumblr.com, @beezlebard. PM me if you want my Facebook page.
Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC! I'm overly attached to my Dell.
What is your favorite animal? Depending on my mood and whether or not I have access to Youtube, I alternate between cats and dogs.
What are you going to be for Halloween? I have NO idea! We don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia. As silly as it sounds, I'm probably going to go as one of my friend's RP original characters. Or maybe Ramona Flowers. Or maybe Bowie. Or maybe a character from the Vampire Chronicles. Too many choices!
Do you like going to the movies? Yes!
Do you play any video games? Sometimes. I quite like Unreal Tournament, Halo, Fable and Fall Out 3.
Do you like any anime? Sure! I'm pretty picky with my anime though. I like the classics like Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell and Trigun.
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? I wish.
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? PROBABLY PRETTY DAMN EXCITED NGL.
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? I love cooking and I'm super stoked to try new recipes. Anything for a girl on a budget, and not TOO heavy on the fat/sugar would be really fantastic.
Muppets: yea or nay? YES. If we're talking about the Muppet Show sort of Muppet. If there's a different sort of Muppet, I... don't know?
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes. Don't really care much for Peanuts though. I do read a load of webcomics though, but I'm not sure if they count.
Favorite Mythological Creature? Nagas and shapeshifters. Angels too.
Do you like hair things such as barrettes, headbands, or flowers? I love them! I haven't been wearing them as much after I got all my hair chopped off.
Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now? I've never worn them before but I wouldn't be adverse to trying them.
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I don't really care for incense.
-Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? I used to be a huge HP fan when I was a kid. I figure I'm probably a Hufflepuff.
If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? MAC, Ulta/Sephora, Morgana Cryptoria, Modcloth.
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/god-story that you're drawn to? I love the story of Odysseus, Samson and Delilah, Icarus, any Sinbad the Sailor stories, and the myth of the Rainbow Serpent.
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! Sure do! My main character to write is a grumpy, short, chain-smoking dork called Weston, and though I do draw him a lot, I don't tend to post much art anywhere. Which I get isn't helpful, but I use Marc Andre-Grondin (especially in his C.R.A.Z.Y. days) as a reference a lot of the time.
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! Man walking on the moon. And watching Leonardo Da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa. And the Big Bang. I'd really love to see that.
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Talking to troublehunter is pretty much a sure fire way of cheering me up.
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I freakin' LOVE comics. I have a huge soft spot for the Robins (Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Jason Todd and Stephanie Brown) as well as Batman, Ironman, Deadpool, Pyro, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Gambit, Rogue, Magneto (pretty much all the X-men apparently), Scott Pilgrim, Billy and Ted. I also read webcomics, like XKCD, Oglaf, Girls with Slingshots, The Meek, Questionable Content, Least I Could Do, Penny Arcade, and Cyanide and Happiness.
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? ETA: REVISED LIST.
TOO MANY TO LIST so I'll limit it to five.
Astronautalis (aka Andy Bothwell)
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? The Girl, The Candy Butcher, Lump of Coal.
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'm absolutely nuts for makeup. I especially love indie brands like Fyrinnae, Shiro Cosmetics, Meow, Morgana Cryptoria and Geek Chic. I also do love high-end brands like Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Gemma Kid and MAC for their foundations. I've always, always wanted to try the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, NARS' Orgasm blush, any of the Chanel foundations and lip glosses from Inglot.
I'm half Filipeno, half Kiwi/Australian, so my skintone is pretty neutral with yellow undertones. I'm somewhere between NC 20 and NC 25 (MAC), and I'm currently using 2N1 Desert Beige 12 in Estee Lauder's Doublewear- HOWEVER, that's too pink for me, I'm finding. I've yet to find my perfect match, unfortunately And my hair colour's very, very dark brown.
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? I love coffee and tea! I'll try anything once.
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yes please! I LOVE new music!
Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? Sure do!
Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Razia's Shadow by Forgive Durden. Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, Rent, Avenue Q.
I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I don't mind thrifty items, so long as they're properly sanitized and stuff.
Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? I don't really mind.
what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I have no idea. I've never had a proper Halloween before.
Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. Soap! I love OHWTO's Black Magic. I've also always wanted to try Cocoa Pink's stuff.
How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? IN MY MOUTH. No, in all seriousness, I'll try any kind of chocolate.
Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I don't really wear beads, but I would absolutely love some!
Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! OMG YES.
Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? I'd love one! I've never had one before so I guess I'm pretty easy.
Team beets: Sure, why not!
Team brussel sprouts: Yes!
Team goat cheese: Omg yes please.
Team red licorice: Ew, no.
Team black licorice: Ew, no.
Team mushroom: Yep!
Team marzipan, toffee, and pink cupcakes: Not hugely crazy about marzipan but I LOVE toffee and any sort of cupcakes are awesome in my book.
Team Cheesecake: YES PLEASE.
Team asparagus: Omg yes. Love asparagus.
Team Sugar Skull: I've never tried one! I'd imagine I'd like it.
Team Ginger: Yes!
Team Mango: FAVOURITE FRUIT PRETTY MUCH.
Raisins: I'm not crazy about them but they're not a deal breaker.
Olives: I only really like fresh green olives. The others tend to be way too salty for me.
Garlic: Mm yes please.
Tofu: LOVE tofu. Grew up on it.
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 really love cooking, and since I'm moving out of home very soon, kitchen utensils and cookbooks would be FANTASTIC. Anything from little tongs, cute cutlery, really great knives, can openers- pretty much anything and everything!
How do you feel about maple syrup?
Omg yes please. The real stuff is pretty much crack for me.
I have a few things that I do every Switch Witch round, would you find that boring and unoriginal?
I've never done Switch Witch before, so hit me!
Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?
I've never been hugely into Star Wars. My parents are Trekkies so I'm much more familiar with that series.
Do you like beef jerkey?
LOVE IT. YOU CANNOT FIND IT ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA.
Anyone love Buffy/Angel?
Never really got into Buffy.
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?
A head's up would be good!
Doctor Who? Yay or nay?
YAY! I'm not really invested in the new series (anything past Nine has me a bit meh, to be honest) but my dad's an Old School Who fan and I absolutely love the Pertwee Baker era.
How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?
How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?
Ooh, yes please!
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?
I don't really like gore at all, or anything with ultra violence. Apart from that, I guess I'm okay. I like my fairytales dark, but I also have a pretty big soft spot for Disney so... I guess both!
Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?
No piercings whatsoever (used to have my ears done but they grew in D:), so unfortunately I won't be able to use any of this sort of jewelry!
Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?
I don't really watch DVDs. I'd definitely be interested in the Daria box set though?
Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?
I have NO idea! I'm moving to the States around that time and I really don't know what's on in the area in the way of live music.
How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever?
I'm notorious about losing things that I carry around with me and I'd hate to lose something that sentimental and dear to me. So I think I'm probably going to say not for me, on this one.
Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?
I love Star Trek! Grew up watching it since both my parents are Trekkies. I'll watch any series but my favourite character is Janeway. Followed closely buy Seven of Nine.
How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?
I've never tried them before but they look absolutely delicious.
Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?
I don't really have many photographs of anything other than family and friends, so I guess I'd feel pretty strange.
Dear Witchees, are you interested in sample boxes such as The Little Black Box or Sweet Diva boxes?
I've never heard of either of those before but a quick google tells me sure, I'd be happy to receive something like that!
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?
Sure do! I don't tend to wear them very often these days but I do quite like band t shirts. I'm usually a medium (sometimes a small, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.)
How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc...
I don't really mind, I guess? I love eating pumpkin but I've never been overly into soap or candles.
Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?
Never heard of it!
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.)
I'd LOVE that! I'm a sucker for international men of mystery candy so whatever you can think to throw at me, I'd be more than happy with.
Would you like/wear a pair of these? (http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks) If so, what color?
I'm not really huge on those sort of socks.
You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy?
OOOOOOH. From the Lab, I'd order:
Halloween: Las Vegas
How Doth The Little Crocodile
And from the Trading Post, I'd order:
ALL the hairglosses, ALL the roomsprays and maybe a Goldfish locket.
And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek?
Omg like EVERYTHING ON THE SITE. My wishlist is here, but obviously don't feel like you need to spend too much money!
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!)
Ooh, yes! I really like number 15.
Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?
Wings, feathers, art noveau, fish and snake scales, leaves, swirls, birds. I quite like Day of the Dead skulls too.
Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?
Ooh, err. That's a hard one. I'll have to come back to it.
How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?
Yes please! I love girly sweet booze, and I ESPECIALLY love little teeny bottles. They're adorable.
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.)
Loooove fudge and brownies. I'm going to be moving to California but I've never experienced Californian weather and we have a metal mailbox so I think it'd be best to let me know in advance if ou're going to be sending anything?
Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?
Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?
I've never tried that company before! I'd be happy to give it a whirl though! I kind of like the look of their Darling set and their Old Masters set. Their sugar scrubs look intruiguing as well.
Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes
Does anyone like kimchi?
Omg yes, LOVE kimchi.
Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)
I love cryptic crosswords!
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
What do you really NOT want?
Uhm... hm. No fur. Other than that, I guess I'm fairly easy. Just don't send me anything that you would feel uncomfortable receiving yourself, I suppose!
Interested in anything from Lush?
I've never tried much Lush before (it's a bit expensive over here in Australia for me, plus I've never been HUGELY into soaps and whatnot) but I'd love to give it a shot! I'm not sure what the scents are like. If it helps, I like foodie/gourmand and light linen or florally scents.
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?
WHAT IS THIS WIZARDRY? I have never heard of anything like that before but that sounds freaking DELICIOUS.
How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also.
I don't know! I've never used stuff like that before.
Do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs?
I like the aesthetic!
Who here adores meringue?
I like it but I'm not HUGELY crazy for it.
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?
3 free preferred. Have never had frankenpolish, but I'd love to try some. I adore any sort of glitter and I'll wear pretty much any colour excepting brown.
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 love lip balm but I've already got more than enough. My favourite brand is Epically Epic Soaps on Etsy but I believe the maker's gone on maternity leave. However, my lovely roommate has chapped lips and if you'd like to include anything for her, that would be fantastic! I think she's fine with any flavour, provided it's not almond.
Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick?
I'd LOVE that. I love good pens, and I'm always lusting after new moleskines and markers and just.
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)
That looks so freaking cool.
-How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.)
OMG YES. Would love that so much. I don't do much painting but I do sketch (I prefer mechanical pencils). Copic markers would be. Guh. So cool. And I can never have too many sketchbooks and moleskines. I'd also love brushes!
How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?
Adorable! But I don't really wear shirts much these days.
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?
I'm Australian so... $20 isn't actually much, and I'm not familiar with any of those stores. I guess based on my needs right now, I'd just grab nailpolish remover and dry shampoo.
Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?
I think enjoy is an understatement. I love cooking and this would totally make my day.
Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?
It probably depends on the subject. I actually really like high fashion makeup photography.
would you be interested in something like this?
That looks awesome. But also hella expensive. Please don't feel like you need to spend that much money, lovely witch <3
Amigurumi, yes or no?
I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!
Gah, good question. I'll have to come back with links. I stalk most of my art on Tumblr these days.
If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?
Oooh. I have no idea. Probably something super derpy like, I dunno. My family and closest friends, probably?
Name your 3 favorite scents for candles
I don't really like candles.
Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea
Iced lemon tea with sugar/honey
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.
OMG LOVE Ecotools! I can never have enough! They're so soft and fluffy and lovely and just <3
Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc?
Sounds cute! I love Lego.
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.
Halloween Las Vegas and Sprinklecake, plus a decant of How Doth the Little Crocodile and a decant of Dee.
Are there any characters that you love or identify with?
I love way too many characters to list all of them here (funnily enough I don't really identify with any- just feels a bit weird). But off the top of my head:
Ned - Pushing Daisies
Shawn (and Gus, Lassi, Jules et al.) - Psych
Chianna - Farscape
Zev - Lexx
The Grey Mouser- Chronicles of Lankhmar
Alec- The Nightrunner Series
Kurt Wagner- X-Men
A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty?
I like trying to capture an individual's energy, be it in their expression, their pose, even the colours used. I don't really have much of a process, save for the usual breaking things down into their basic shapes and working up from there. At the moment, I really like working with one or two colours per image, like blue and white, or green and yellow. Most of my work is digital.
Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?
I've only ever tried ONE Arcana scent and I'm not very familiar with the brand in general, so I guess no?
So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?
Mm, I don't know. I'd feel a bit uncomfortable, I think. Plus we live in a gated community so getting to us would be a bit hard.