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    LJ Concordance for Weenie2010 SwitchWitch!

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    Weenie SW Q&A

    Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? I can't really think of these, but I love fantasy costumes and accessories. I'll try to find something and fill this in with more detail later. Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? No thanks. would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Um... YES. I absolutely love cinders, Christmas Kisses, and also really like so white, Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? I'm not really set on any of them, cause exclusive and all that. And I don't know, a bit too foody for my tastes. If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? 2 or 3 If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? Err, I'd prefer not to, but if it's for something awesome then I'd do it. Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation? I am yarn fail, so no thanks. Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.? No, I'm not really a home decorator type of person. Do any witchees need a Snuggie? No, not at all. So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? I don't know about love, but I do enjoy the flavor and smell of them, and I do like to eat them. Haunt Update? YES! Any lip lust, Burying Tree sugar polish, Borgia perfume, and Witch-Wife skin glossing. Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? I love Smashing Smooch. how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? My purse broke and I'm looking for a new one. Something small and messenger bag style since that is easiest to bike with. Totes, not so much. My messenger bag for school/work is also kind of falling apart. 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? I am all about sensuous red musks. And violet. Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? Sure? Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? Kabuki/Mircalla What are you going to be for Halloween? I have no idea yet. Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? Nothing is coming to mind. Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though) I kind of liked Scar from the Lion King, but mostly for his voice. I don't know that Disney has really had any outstandingly amazing villains. They're kind of all cut from the same mold. I did always like Ursula because of the whole octopus thing. And Yzma from Emperor's New Groove was pretty good, though mostly because her plots got foiled due to other's incompetence. Favorite villain ever though? Scorpius from Farscape. Favorite hero/heroine... maybe Lilo because she's so funny in her own little bubble and totally unfazed by aliens, fish that tell the weather, etc. But also a fan of Mulan because she's kind of bad-ass. Favorite hero ever? Mmmm... not sure. If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? I don't know that I'd want a scent to remind me of where I live. I kind of hate where I live. It's all hot, dry, and polluted. I'd like a scent that captured places I've lived that I loved, though, like Oregon (lush old growth forests, vibrant greens, and rainfall) or Konstanz (warm summer days in the grass by the lake, the Alps in the background, and a slightly ancient feeling of the town). Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? That would be awesome! Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness? Venomous Villains? Last Unicorn? Not sure what these questions are asking, but I do LOVE the Last Unicorn!! Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? No thanks. I don't really know what to do with them... What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) I'm all about forests and oceans, but definitely more temperate climates. Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I am terrible at remembering names, but I do like fantasy a lot. Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? I only really have ever followed Slayers, and I'm good on materials related to that show. Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? I don't know what this is, but it sounds interesting. Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? I can't think of anything. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? Maybe about 20? What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I'm kind of limited to closed toe shoes for lab, but I could definitely use some more shoes. Something cute would be nice. I'm about a size 9. Gently used shoes are OK! Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Examples? Not sure what you mean. Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? I don't know what to do with my hair, let alone toys. If you provide hair toys, please provide lots of detailed instructions. 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? Hat or armwarmers. How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Sometimes they are much more awesome than when they were in their original form. Love 'em! Which web comics do you enjoy? XKCD, PhD Comics, Other People's Business, and Questionable Content Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? I prefer tarts. Incense makes my skin itch. I don't know why/how. Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? I definitely want to learn Yoga and Pilates, with some weight training thrown in. I only have like... one yoga DVD and one Tai Chi DVD, so I could definitely use work-out videos and/or accessories like mat, block, bands, etc. do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? Anyone else into Emily Autumn? Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? No Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Turtle... octo... squid.. Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? No What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Bend It by something like Dave Dee Mickey blahblah I don't know it's an older song. Also Engel by Ben and Desperado. Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? Nope. What's your favorite Halloween Music? Monster Mash If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? A colorful box? I'd leave it up to my witch's imagination to choose a suitable theme/motif for it. What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Tasty! Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? I like garlic, but not really in such things... Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? Nope, no kiddies around me. Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? Anne Taintor, anyone? Nope Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? Not really. Anyone need address/phone type books? Nah, I'm good on them. Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? I'll answer this eventually, but I keep leaving it in my car or somewhere else, or I can't do it at the moment because there are peeps around. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? PS2, Gamecube, N64, and DS Lite. Kind of interested in the new Dragon Warriors game for DS, but not really sure what else I'm interested in for those systems. Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Anything German, basically. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I don't know. I don't really think much about flowers and plants. I kind of like orchids and lillies? Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? I like a lot of the lyrics from Modest Mouse songs. My favorite passage from a book is one of Lovecraft's stories, talking about dreams and wondering which of our lives is the true one: dream or "reality". What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Sure! That sort of stuff is all kinds of fun! 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? I'm lazy anymore. I live alone and get home late and just want something quick and NOW. I really like Trader Joe's stuff that I can just nuke and have something delicious and hot that's not terribly bad for me. And cooking is just kind of tedious and boring anymore without someone around to help make it fun or experiment. I just don't really care about it anymore. If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? Sure 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? Sounds good to me! OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I'm more into solid colors or space-dyed or stripes. As in, no "designs" like birds or flowers, if that makes sense. As for length, no preference. Materials, just something snuggly. How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. Yes please! How do you feel about recipes? If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? If they're vegetarian. And not easily lost, i.e. digital file or loose papers. I can't keep track of anything. 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? Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I generally like wide and long scarves, but a rectangular or triangular shawl would be awesome! What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I don't really like smelling like sugar/food, so I wasn't planning on going for anything. The ginger skulls one might be something I'd order individually though. Miiight. Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that Sure. I like mp3s adn amusing videos that are on Youtube. 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? Anything non-caffeinated. 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?? Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I'm not familiar with Possets and not entirely interested. 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?) Modified MLPs totally crack me up. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? I don't know what they are, but they sound tasty. What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) I'd really love a testable sample of Priala or Bruised Violet Compound. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Yes! 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? Oh totally. Go for it! WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. I don't know what this question is asking. Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.) I have no kids. NaNoWriMo? I don't do it and I don't get the point of it, either. Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) Errr... no idea. I'd kind of start to think about it, but then my thoughts would stray to the fact that dating someone famous would be really kind of obnoxious. I mean, papparazzi? Attention if you go out? gossip columns and shit like that? My friends always say I think too much about things. Like when I was camping this squirrel came up to us and I was all "Ehhh, it's kinda cute," but then I thought about the posted signs saying the rodents may carry plague, which is usually spread by fleas. So that squirrel has fleas... and what other parasites? What is the parasite load of that squirrel? What percent of its body weight? In the end my conclusion is fuzzy squirrel = carrier of disease and parasites. Same goes for deer. People are all "I want to feed/touch the deer!" and I'm all, "Get the deer away from me! They carry parasites!" So yeah... my fantasies get ruined by my overactive sense of reality. Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Tomatoes! Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? The last vacation where I took time off was very recently. I went to Point Arena for abalone population surveys with Fish & Game. Although the diving was pretty bad, I had a good time. And then this last weekend I was camping at Lake Tahoe, which is just under 2 hours from where I live. What I liked most about both places was being outdoors so much and like... all the time. I'm back and feeling... itchy and constrained by this whole being indoors thing. Also, I miss the fresh, cool air. It's so nice to fall asleep snug and warm, but breathing cold air. And then being outside and not feeling like death and suffocation is always a great thing. And, strange as it may sound, the lack of electricity wasn't disturbing and just made everything better, somehow. Cooking food with others was really nice, especially over a campfire for camping. OK, to sum up what I liked most: being outdoors all the time and being away from technology. I'm actually kind of really sick of tech and indoor shelter. what interests you from the latest lab update? Infernal Lover, All Saints 2010, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Creeping Mist, Shadowy & Sublime, and Unsteady Governess are very interesting. Kind of tempting: Ghoulish, but like... an imp. Halloween: New Orleans, Pomegranate III... same with that. Interesting, but more like... imp interesting. Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Saving trees is great. And I am probably a lot more likely to read something online than in print. Chocolate or other types of candy? I looove chocolate. But also other types are good! I love cinnamon chewy things, Swedish Fish, and caramels. OMG I LOVE CARAMELS Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? I don't really know or think so. My kitchen has been a literal disaster area of a mess for the last 4 months. Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I like candles a lot and I think the Yankee candles smell amazing, though they're a bit on the spendy side. I am not familiar with the scents available, but my candle preferences are a lot like my perfume preferences, though I do tend a bit more towards lush tropicals and fruits and heavily incense smelling candles. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? Oh, it's so hard to pick just one. I love cats most of all, I think, and my favorite type of cat is the ocelot. They're so like housecats, but like... 3 times as big, and so graceful and gorgeous. Every Xmas we go to the PDX zoo and I always get to see at least one of the ocelots. <3 Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Oooh, sure! For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? No preference If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? Hat, armwarmers, a cozy shawl to curl up with in winter would be really nice. I do intend on moving to colder climes! Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? Studio, unedited. Microsoft or Apple? It's hard to say. I was raised on proto-PCs and PCs and own a laptop that's a PC and runs XP. It's what I'm most comfortable with and I can do quite a lot of my own problem solving and fixing. But I absolutely hate Windows Vista and Windows 7 and have a hard time using them. My work computer is a Mac and it's kind of trying at times because it's just different but I'm getting accustomed. I would probably go with a Mac laptop if I needed another one. I'm also a big iPhone/iPod fan. Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? I don't have a spice cabinet. I have a collection of stuff near the stove that sometimes, occasionally, rarely gets used. Black pepper gets the most use, but the curry powder and cayenne pepper also get used a fair bit. I also own cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 or 3 others but I don't use them very often and can't remember what I have. It's not really enough to be a collection. Would you like something you have to make yourself? If it's like... origami, cooking, or baking then yes. Or like, mix these powders together and then add water or something. If it's like knitting I will forget about it and never finish it after a week, and if it's sewing I will be useless at it. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I guess when I said anything about make up before I wasn't actually specific about what I do use when I do. I mostly just use the bare minerals face foundation powder stuff and sometimes some mascara. On the rare occasion that I can get my shit together in the morning, I do use some darker brown eyeliner. But I'm not really good with make up at all, like no one has ever taught me. And online tutorials just confuse me. I'd kind of like to learn how to make a good smokey eye, or what's appropriate/acceptable for daily wear and how to do nice eye make up for daily wear. Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? Honestly, I find the year-round wares of the BPTP more tempting than the LE stuff they have right now. The Ginger Skulls perfume oil sounds like it might have some potential, but it's not really screaming at me, yanno? Same for the Tricksy bath oil. Halloween: New Orleans atmospray does sound really nice, but I'm kind of on the fence about that. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? No thanks. "vintage" implies a certain older fashion/style, and I'm not into that kind of style. Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? I'm OK with whatever. Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? Do you remember what I said about organization in my questionaire? Do you like maple sugar candy? Yes! What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? I'm vegetarian. Nay to bacon. If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? No thanks. 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 love stationary and pens and such! I am especially a big pen person. I love them and hoard them and seriously find myself conflicted sometimes... which pen do I want to use? OMG those are like... my 3 favorites there in my drawer. Which one to use for this task? Yeah, I'm a little crazy. I prefer more contemporary sort of designs, like abstract, and bright. But cutsey things like fish or turtle or bubble motifs or so are nice. I'm not really into flowers or hearts though, but I do like stars, swirls, helices, shapes, etc. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Yummmm If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Definitely! Better a partial than none. 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 please! Er, I mean the first one. I'm all about DIY stuff, even if I'm kind of fail at it myself, but if you can do it then by all means go for it if you want. Or if it's easier, buy it. Up to you, but either option is totally cool by me. Who is your favorite soap etailer? I'm torn between Villainess and tartchef. Although, I kind of prefer Villainess for their smacks, whips, and smooches. 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? No preference. If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) I don't craft. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? Email me if you really want last.fm stuff. I'm inclined to not, cause I wouldn't use it. I started with pandora and it might not be perfect, but I don't care to have 50 accounts on 50 different sites that all have basically the same function. I don't know how to tell from my iPhone what I listen to most. But like, 70% of the songs aren't "correctly" set up for the phone to ID album, title, genre, etc. Any countries you're interested in? Germany: lived there before and speak German fluently. Also a big fan of Switzerland. I'd love to go to South American countries, too. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Yes! If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? If by "not right" you mean "it looks great, but has imperfections that you really can't tell unless you look close or know what you're looking for/at" or "it tastes good but it's not exactly what I was aiming for, but still tasty!" or "looks good but the measurements/proportions are just slightly off" then that is totally cool. But if you mean like... these cookies turned out to be cement cookies, then, no thanks. Basically, if you would use it or eat it yourself, I'd be quite happy with it. (And probably not notice unless you told me.) Are you a foodie? That's kind of broad and by what standards? Compared to, say, the south I'd probably be considered a foodie. But according to west coast culture I'm not. And I kind of get the impression that New Englanders might have a similar foodie definition as the west coast. Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Nope. For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I'm too lazy to decorate for holidays, but also too poor to afford decorations. Also, I don't have much storage space and haven't really "settled down" so I'm not really interested in accumulating holiday decorations. Besides, it's just me and the cats. Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? In theory, yes. In practice, I have no idea what I would do with one. Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? OMG YES PLEASE. I don't think I have a preference. Chocolate of any kind = tasty are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? If you mean for travel, then probably not really. If you mean for sampling/using, then yes. Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Twilight has tainted and destroyed everything related to vampires. And I hear that True Blood is basically just porn. Nay. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? I don't have a yard and don't really have a porch to do anything with flowers/plants. Plus, they all tend to die within 2 minutes of me touching them. Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? No thanks. How do you feel about marzipan? I love marzipan. 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? Harvest Moon 06, Mircalla, Boneshaking Antique Velocipede Soundtracks you'd like? I really like the music on the later seasons of Weeds, particularly the 4th. The 3rd also has some good music. If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? I don't know what is in the area, but I have been longing to go to a Modest Mouse concert. Gift Certificate: physical or email? No preference would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? I had to look this up, and well, along with the totems and things it's turtles all the way down, though. But looking at the other animal fetishes, fox for cunning and adapatibilty/camoflage is pretty indicative of me, owl for wisdom (last night my friend was astounding over how wise I can be at times), or coyote because I pretty much mock myself and half of what goes on around me. I am not a serious person. And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? No thanks. What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? There aren't that many places I frequent. There is a Borders in my town that would be a nice place to pick out a book or music. I also like Dimple, but that might be too local for someone to find a gift card. Amazon and iTunes are good for books/music. I am kind of addicted to my phone, though I haven't ever actually bought an app, so an iTunes card with permission to buy an app would be awesome. Or music. I LOVE MUSIC. Seriously. Uh, as for food/drink? I kind of limit myself to the nearby cafeterias and little shops, but I love Trader Joe's. I gotta stop there on my way to camping to get some foods. Cake or Frosting? Cake Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? That sounds amazingly delicious. 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? I have no allergies or sensitivities. I like dark colors, like dark GREEN, dark red, rich mahogany or burgundy or maroon, and the like. On the other hand, a super bright and colorful knitted item would also be kind of fun. Gift Certificate: physical or email? It doesn't really matter. What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? I don't remember anything being particularly scary when I was a child, but when I was in the 17-19 range I remember the... creature-girl-thing from the Ring kind of freaked me out. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one facebook, LJ, soap box co, etsy, my email, netflix and hulu Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? I liked them when I was younger, but don't really care any more and can't remember any one in particular as being especially awesome. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? If it were more practical and not kind of cruel, I would love to have a sea turtle. Or hell, any kind of turtle! Comfort Rereads?: Lovecraft short stories, or even At the Mountains of Madness 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 will be going to the Society for Neuroscience conference which runs from Nov 13-17th. The whole lab is taking a van down, so I may be gone the 12th-18th or something like that, I'm not really sure. If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) I'm technically a student, though I haven't taken classes since I finished them winter quarter of... 2008. I have taught some classes as a TA at the university... like for the last 3 terms and the next one. I mainly end up teaching upper division genetics courses. When I was an undergrad I took 2 years of college Russian and would love to continue, but to continue would be kind of difficult with finding a course, especially as I wouldn't need to start at the complete beginning. I'm debating taking Spanish this year, though! What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. SEA TURTLE What's YOUR favorite word? Shit. Yes, really. I love the way it sounds.. that soft shhhh start and then the harsh "t" end. And it's just so versatile and usable in so many different ways and situations. Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? I think it's cool and all, like the clothing, jewelry, LARPing, etc. But it doesn't seem entirely fitting for every day wear and I really have no use for any such accessories. :| Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Sea turtles? Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone? Yes, please! I love sock dreams and socks. And arm warmers. And socks. <3 sock dreams, basically! What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? Usually something involving a tasty beer or some good wine and a long hot shower or bath. If it's a bath, then a book and some bubbles. Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books You're probably best off seeing my comments in the thread, because it would not have really occured to me without it that I do really like Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm sure there's more. Start throwing names out into the thread and I'll likely chime in. What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? Wasn't this a question on the ?aire thingamabob? COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Literally the only one is Farscape. I have all the 4 issue series they have put out, plus the D'Argo extras and I'm now current on the Scorpius series up to #5. I would kind of like the Serenity comics, and the Cthulhu Chronicles sound mildly appealing. If there were some sort of comic form of Avatar the Last Airbender that would totally rock. Warm drinks? Normally it is too damn hot here for warm drinks. But when it's winter and the temperature drops to a reasonable level I do enjoy hot cider, hot cocoa, and non-caffeinated teas. I do not do well with caffeine. When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? I'd say about half my etsy favs are just placeholders for me to keep track of what something looked like. Especially if it's a piece of clothing that's fairly expensive. I like to pipe dream that some day I'll be able to sew and make something similar, or have an awesome friend who I can ask to make me clothes or something. On the other hand, if there's a shop that specializes in something, like skirts or soap, I generally favorite the scent(s) I like or the skirt I like out of the 30+ on their storefront. But I would say that yes, overall, the etsy favs are a good general indication of things I like. Do you wear make up? I try to wake up early enough that I have time to put on some foundation powder and mascara if I remember. The success rate on this is about 30%. Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? More so the older ones, like Lion King, Little Mermaid, Beauty & Beast, Sleeping Beauty, etc. Not such a fan of newer ones, though Princess & The Frog was a pretty good return to the origins of Disney movies. Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? I have a DVD player, but I think it once belonged to a former roomie who didn't care to take it with her or something, and it's kind of wussing out lately. I think my PS2 also plays DVDs? Would you like custom icons as a gift? No thanks. What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? Popcorn or mixed nuts Ebooks Ummmmmmm, undecided on how I feel about them? Nail Polish: I've never really gotten into it. My nails are kind of neglected and I'm OK with that. Soft/plushy things: I want to say "yes, yes! I love cuddly, snuggly things!" but you know what.. my apartment is kind of full of stuff, and I have 2 warm, fuzzy, snuggly cats, so while I like soft plushy things I don't really need them. Unless they are little plush microbes that can live in my car. What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? I sort of know how to knit, but don't really have the attention span for it. I would loooove to be able to sew, but I'm not entirely sure I have the attention span for that, either. I know glass lampworking and ceramics, but need to get a membership to the school's craft center and, you know, actually go there to do either of those. I'd also kind of like to get supplies and recipes for making my own cosmetics stuffs... lotion, body scrubs, facial masks, etc. not so much to sell cause I do not have the attention span or organizational abilities for that, but just for myself and maybe to pass on to a friend or something. Are you into Austen's books? Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? No to both of the above So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? Maybe Ravenclaw cause I'm brainy? Though I kind of don't really care anymore. Too many years of education... guhhhh... What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure? I've never really outgrown cartoons. I love South Park, Archer (which is OMG the best thing to hit TV in a looooong time. I can't wait for the next season!), Avatar the Last Airbender, Futurama, and have recently been watching some Invader Zim. Yes, I'm an adult and I love cartoons. Stop judging me. If you cosplay or need a costume for your bellydance/burlesque hobby (or any other hobby which needs dressup/different from your normal wear), is there anything you need/want for it? No such hobbies or costumes or needs. Celebrity crush?: No. Knitted things?: Yes, please! I love scarves, but have a surplus and it's kind of too warm in California for knitted things. I would also love a beanie to take for scuba purposes. Also, I love love love armwarmers. What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? I am kind of intrigued by the concept of a mixed DVD. How would you mix it? And what would you even put on there? DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted? I don't really care. Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? If I like what's on a CD I usually rip it to an MP3, so giving it to me in MP3 format would save time. Do you like scented tarts? mmmmmm yesssssss Lip balms? Yes, please! Do you have any body mods? If so, do you need any new jewelry, o-rings, plugs, etc (and if so, what size, length, etc)? Do you like pro-body mod stickers? I have 13 ear piercings and a nose piercing. The only ones that I could use jewelry for would be the lobes, which are 8g and 6g, though I'm always debating stretching them further. I'm a big fan of glasswear studios plugs. Also, my 18g nose could use a new piece or two. I don't know what I would do with stickers though. Oh, and I have 2 tattoos: forepaws from a childhood cat and a turtle with the biohazard symbol as its shell. I'm thinking of other tattoos: perhaps the delta symbol (change) on my neck and/or an arm piece of either DNA or a jellyfish? I reaaaally want another tatt... Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some I LOVE BEER What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs) Ummm... I like nature stuff and Dali. Hallowe'en plans? OMG I have no idea. It's waaaaay too early for me to have even really thought about it. Do people really plan shit out like this?! My grad group just about always has a Halloween party, so I'll probably be getting dressed up and drinking wherever the party is held. I have no idea what costume I'll have. I usually decide about the day before and go scrambling around for ideas or props or whatnot. Last year I wanted to go as a mouse, cause I thought it would be hilarious to go as my own model organism, but I couldn't find mouse ears or a tail and instead found cat ears and a tail and just went as that. I'll probably dig out those things and just re-use them because I do not plan ahead for stuff like this. Mix CDs? Yes please!!! I love getting new music and exposed to new artists. Girlyness level? Oh, I am not very girly at all. I never got very many girly lessons growing up, so I'm kind of clueless when it comes to make-up and fashion and accessorizing and all that. I do like jewelry and sometimes a touch of make-up if I can make it look alright. Baked goods: Yeah, that would be pretty tasty. I'm certainly open to receiving baked goods! Just please no tomatoes, meat, or raisins in them. Gifts for other household members: I don't really have any, but I do have cats, and they would not mind toys at all. They would, in fact, LOVE some toys. Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? I have about a bazillion imps and little testers and I'm slowly working my way through them. I'd kind of prefer something full-size that it's a fairly sure bet I will like or something I know I will love. Also, especially with lotions and soaps, it's kind of disappointing to get something nummy that only lasts a few uses. social networking usernames, ie twitter, facebook, livejournal, ravelry, anything else: I'm irrsinn on LJ and you can use my real name to look me up on facebook. I'm the one on the UC Davis and Oregon State networks and my profile picture is unclear since it's an underwater shot of me. would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch? I'm not entirely clear on what Groupons are, but it sounds like they are coupons for local things. And I'd rather not be encouraged to spend much money. Definitely do not need aannnny encouragement. Gift certificates are great though. How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? About an XL for both
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    Mircalla, Countess Karnstein

    Yeah, that describes this scent. It's a lovely rich spice that lingers over my skin and has this sexy, sultry feel to it. It's definitely slow and lazy, not going anywhere anytime soon. I can't stop sniffing at it -- it's just awesome spices and smoke and sexiness. Must get a bottle!!
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    Fall SW Q&A

    Click here for Summer Q&As What about handbags/totes/clutches?? I have a total love for handbags and totes. What are your thoughts on Incense? I'm kind of meh about it. I'm not a fan of most types, and the only incense I've ever liked was given to me by a Chinese coworker when she left the country to return home. And it is lasting me a long time. Are there any particular movies you want on DVD? I can't think of anything in particular that I would want. What about stickers?? I love stickers. Stickers are fun! Do you just need anything from the Possets update? I feel about Possets about the same as Arcana -- BPAL is enough and I don't follow them. I wouldn't mind samples though. Are there any languages other than English that you love? Would you like any books, music, movies, or other gifts in that language? Yes, yes, yes, and YES. I would love anything in German! I'm fluent. Are you an Formula 1 fan and will you like a F1 lanyard (& the pass)? Not a fan at all. I enjoy taking blank esssay-type notebooks and decorating them for journals. Would my witchee be interested? Or would anyone like one for their own witchee (color/decor suggestions taken gladly) No thanks. I really have no use for any. What tarot card do you most identify with? I don't know the cards. What are your thoughts on Halloween decorations? No thanks. I'm not a decorations person and I would forget to take them down. I still have the skeleton on my door, but that's OK because it's a skeleton. True story: my undergrad's colors were orange & black and they changed the color of the street signs and had all sorts of orange & black crap everywhere. It looked like Halloween-town all year long. Do you like Celtic things? (Clothes, jewelry, pictures ect.) Not really. Would you like more contact from your witch? (I‘m talking particularly about e-mail) I'd love to get to know my witch better, even if I don't know my witch's name. But if witch is busy or shy or totally ninja I can understand because my witch is clearly already pretty damn awesome. Can you receive flowers at your address? Would you prefer food or a plant instead? I can, but I'm usually not home during normal business hours. I like the idea of flowers and have never gotten any, but then again I would feel kind of bad because well... they die. And then it just seems like a waste. I have a black thumb of death when it comes to plants, too. Just ask my clinging-to-life palm thingie. What about 2010 Wall calenders? Or 2010 journals or appointment diaries? What subject? Vendors have left me with a surplus of wall calendars at work and I just have no need for one at home. I already have a planner and I'm trying to transition it to my phone. Would you mind vintage clothes? That would be cool. Not sure if I can pull off a vintage look though! what are you and your family's feelings on: peanut butter, chocolate and caramel? LOVE. It's just me, so the family doesn't count Do you use henna at all (hair or skin)? On my hair How do you feel about stationary? (pens, notepads, cards, pencils, etc.) Yes please!! I could always use something to write on, and I'm in dire need of cool pens. I am mad about pens. I am also a pen fiend. WKAP scents? There are waaaaay too many new scents out there, so I'm really not up on these scents. I'm always down for trying new scents, so decants would be nice. What's all the drama surrounding them about? which shoes do you own that are your favorite? What are your "daily drivers"? Shoes. Woe. So, I'm not really a shoe person. I think I have maybe 8 pairs of shoes, of which 4 are old and worn out but I just can't bear to throw away. I have a pair of Teva flip flops that get worn pretty much everywhere. But I'm not allowed to wear open toed shoes at work, so I've got a pair of clogs for that. I loooove clogs. Those are, I guess, my "daily drivers." I guess specifically Merrill clogs, because this is the 2nd pair of theirs that I've owned and I wore the last pair out (and still have them for who knows what reason). Now that it's so freaking hot, I usually leave them in my desk and wear my Tevas to/from work. My favorite shoes though are my boots. They're knee high, soft, black, and have a bit of a platform to them. Except they don't go well with jeans, and I can't wear skirts at work. My least favorite are my heels. Cute, but DEATH. I wore them to the bar a while back and NEVER AGAIN. If you could describe yourself in 5 words, what would they be? Lost, random, intelligent, fast, strange Who collects ACEOs/ATCs? Not me. Do you collect new/used stamps? Will you like to get stamps on your mails? I'm not a stamp person. I was wondering how you feel about burned DVDs. And do you have/want Repo? I have nothing against burned DVDs. But I already have Repo. Would you object to annonomous postcards (real ones) from your witch before the big reveal??? That would be awesome! For you tea drinkers, are you partial to tea bags or loose tea? How about tea paraphernalia (and what exactly IS tea paraphernalia, cause I don't drink much tea, but my witchee may or may not be a tea fan)? I'm not much of a tea person, but either is fine. if i were your witch, and i wanted to make you a spell or mojo bag, would you be into that? and, if you were, would you want it for something like love, prosperity or luck? or would you want it for a certain element? or would you want it for something more personal- and what might that be? No thanks. do you wear lip gloss/lip balm? if so, what flavors/scents? Yes I do. Umm.... I don't really have any that I don't like. I'm open to anything, really. What is your favorite cookie type? Snickerdoodle, easily. if beth made a perfume called "switch witch" what notes would be in it Essence of squee. I'm not sure what that would smell like though, maybe freshly baked cookies? Do you like to find out there's a package on the way or to receive a tracking number to stalk, or do you prefer surprise packages? Either way. If you send something big and it should be here and I haven't posted receiving it, I might need a nudge because it probably ended up at the apartment office and they never tell us if we have something there because we are supposed to just know it is there. Do you drink alcohol? Wine, beer or liquor? What is your favorite wine/beer/mixed drink? Yes! I love beers, especially microbrews, and just about any kind except IPAs. Dark, amber, and light beers are great. Wines I'm pickier about, but I love ports. I'm more of a beer person than anything. What is one thing you constantly keep with you that you constantly loose? Those hair claw clip thingies Lusting over anything from the Trading Post lately? Yeah -- bath oils and atmosphere sprays. Nothing in particular, just any of them since they all sound awesome. Are you a Miyazaki fan? Do you have all the films you like, or is your collection missing one? Is there any merchandise you want? Yes!! I only have Howl's moving Castle, but I've seen most of them. I loooove Mononoke! Anything with Mononoke would be exciting. In my travels I came across a small Miyazaki and Moebius art exhibition and it was phenomenal. I really want to see Ponyo. Anyone ready for the new Carnivale update? What/when? And yeesh... so many offerings, so little money. And because of my funding situation and all right now, I'm going to have to do make with a few hundred less than what everyone else in my grad group gets.. motz.gif Short answer: no are you into 80s movies (like i am ) if so, which are your favorites and who are your favorite characters? Not really... What are your favorite fruits? Seriously? Like all of them! <3 pineapple, mango, kiwi (esp golden kiwis! aroused.gif), raspberries, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, berries of all sorts. To keep this short, I'm not all that wild about apples, bananas, or blueberries. I eat them and like them, but they're at the bottom of my list. I have seen a lot of Yankee Candles haters..... Personally I like Yankee Candle (some of them, anyway). Do you or don't you, and if not, what candles do you like? This assumes you like candles. Otherwise, what specific home fragrance do you use? I do like Yankee candles, and candles in general. No preference for flavors. I have a buttercream one that gets sniffed more than burned though. Seriously, my friends and I will just sit there and pass it back and forth and sniff at it. Anyone want a nickname and embroidered headband from PandaBite? LOL that's hilarious... and hell, why not? Which of the seven deadly sins is most likely to be your undoing? probably sloth! Who is musically inclined? What instruments (voice counts) do you play? Would you enjoy sheet music? I can play flute and guitar, flute much better than the latter though. I did also take a lot of piano, but have not had access to one in forever. Sheet music would be great! Would you want candles from this site, and if so, which scents interest you? http://www.darkcandles.com Candles are good. As for prefs? None, just caaaaandles. I am on an origami crane kick recently, so I wonder if anyone will be interested in origami crane earrings, origami crane in a glass vial (~1.2cm wide) phone charm/pendant or just a container filled with cranes of different sizes. I like things in glass vials. Not so into earrings unless they are gauged, and a phone charm just would not work. How do you feel about clothing/accessories made from animals? Anti-fur, leather, shells, etc.? Does even faux wig you out? I do not want anything with leather or fur, but shells are fine and I make an exception for bones. Faux leather and fur is OK though. How do you deal with stress? What's your favorite way to unwind? Lately I deal with it by biking (and listening to my iPod while doing so) 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 apprentice with the glassblower who has a studio near where I grew up. I love glassworking and glassblowing sounds phenomenally fun. sock dreams? <3! Who wants hair pretties?(headbands, barrettes, pony-o's, scrunchies, bobby pins, hair clips, etc) If only they stay in short thin hair well ... unusual and quirky things welcome! Do you mind artificial colors in your food Nah, they're cool. Do you like Villainess soaps? What are your favorite scents? I have tried some samples and they are awesome. I haven't tried nearly enough to have a favorite scent, let alone plural! how about fetishes? so whats your totem/fetish ? I don't know anything about them. I like turtles if that helps. b]Are there any Gods, Goddess, or other mythological figures of whom you're particularly fond?[/b] The oceany ones Does anyone have any symbols they consider to be personally significant or talismanic? Turtles, though I don't know if they are technically symbols. But I do have turtle symbols all over my car and a turtle tattoo. Swirlies and spirals like water are also good. Man, what is with me and water lately?! Did you not order any Halloween/Literary Vampire blends and wish you had? If so, which ones? Mircalla is yummy and I want a bottle of it. Would you like to receive something of this nature from your with? black box/diva boxes Yes! What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with, and why Mermaids, nymphs, selkies, etc... for obvious reasons How do you feel about Dia de los Muertos? Are you interested in sugar skulls? Catrina (or other) skeleton figurines? I don't celebrate it and don't have much interest in it. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? Sorry, no Super villain or vigilante? I just gotta say that Sylar from Heroes is yummmmmeh Any songs you are desperately into at the moment? Nah, I can't say that I am. I kind of cycle through my music and at the moment I've got a definite preference for Adam Green over all the other stuff in my collection. What's autumn like in your neck of the woods? What do you love and/or hate about it? It's California, so it's damn sunny still and warm. At least by autumn it cools off some so it's not 110F anymore, but it can still be too warm for me. I have no sense of time since moving here, since every day the damn sun is out. I WANT RAIN, DAMNIT. I don't like snow though. It rained last night, but looking around outside you would never guess it had. What's your favorite product(s) at Trader Joe's? There is a TJ close to where I work. I usually get some of their prepackaged foods that I can just heat up and eat -- either room temp offerings or from the frozen section. I also like to grab one treat to keep in my desk for afternoon noshings if I really feel that I need a bit of sugar. I just put some english toffee in my desk. Haven't touched it yet, though. If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching? If I'm caught in front of the tv... scandalous and unlikely. Actually, my neighbor has cable and I watch whatever he has on when I'm over. Usually it's Family Guy, South Park, or the Food Network. My own TV plays whatever I put in the DVD player. I'm really not a bit TV person AT ALL. I don't own my TV and DVD -- they are on loan from a friend and a former roomie, respectively. I don't think I would actually buy my own TV. Any Amy Brown art fans? Who? How do you feel about Halloween music? (mix CDs, what have you) Halloween-themed? No thanks. A mix CD with music that you think is fitting for autumn/Halloween is good though. Just not songs that are actually Halloween songs a la Xmas songs if you get what I mean. Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland? I will have to check this out, because I haven't heard of it before. 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? Most any little shop that has a booth/tent at the PDX Saturday market. They have such lovely and fun things! Lolcats....yeah or nay? Nay to the nth!!!!! I hate the grammar and attempts at cutsie captions and spellings and whatnot. It drives me up the wall. I do, however, like cute pictures of kitties. who are your favorite artists/illustrators/art periods? I can't really say I have any. 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? No thanks for fanfic or art. 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've just got my (new) desk stocked up with some snacks -- Cheese crackers & english toffee from Trader Joe's, Special K granola bars, drink mix-ins, and honey sticks from my awesome witch last round, Carmencita. I would pick only one of those to have a little bit of for a snack. Also, nuts (esp cashews) are awesome and so is the Taiwanese tofu stuff that's a bit like jerky and all chewy and tasty. If you had the funds to comission an original painting for yourself, what would it be of? What would it be like- colors, size, style? Nature scene, probably tropical water, of about poster size to put on the wall and full of very vibrant colors. Is there ONE scent that you are just dying for from the Halloween update? I think The Girl is the one that sounds the absolute best to me and that I kinda want want want WANT. Do you have a favorite bpal bottle art? I really liked the labels for Giallo, Labores Solis, and Black Butterfly Moon. There's probably others, but without a gallery database that's all that I can come up with on the fly. Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving? I've got decants of Vamps, Hellboy, and 1 or 2 of the late summer scents coming. I would be interested in decants of the Gris Grimly line. Pumpkin pecan waffles? what's your stance on cranberries? I like them, but I wouldn't say I'm crazy about them. Do you mind receiving used (in good condition, of course) CDs or DVDs? That's cool. Used and/or burned CDs or DVDs are awesome. How often do you update your wishlist? When there is an update, when I place an order, or whenever I get imps/bottles from some kind soul. Sometimes in the case of updates I wait to get decants that I've ordered before putting up a bottle WL though. I also put a little date below so people can see when it was last updated. May I help you fill out your costuming wardrobe (assuming you costume)? Are there articles you are seeking to enhance your a) Halloween costume, icon_cool.gif Renfest attire, c) Cosplay, d) Steampunk accouterment? I do not actively costume, but I do like "costume" accessories for every day wear, like a cool necklace or bracelet that would be perfect for some sort of costume but otherwise just spices up my outfit for the day. I hope that makes sense. What fictional character do you identify most with and why? I don't know who I really identify with most. There's a lot who have traits I can identify with, and some who I wish I were more like. My more anime savvy friends say I seem to channel Osaka with most of my observations and commentary. Having read up on it, I can kind of see where they get that since I do make a number of off-kilter comments and strange, vaguely disturbing to normal people, ideas. My childhood friend says that the character Ampris, from the Alien Chronicles, reminds him a lot of me, and I guess I can agree with that. Could you use a 'travel' imp case? How many should it hold? Yes I could. It should hold at least 2, but not so many that it is no longer travel size. 4-6 would probably be ideal. "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?" I think I answered this on my official questionnaire... [bWhat is your idea of the perfect evening at home?[/b] A friend or two over Are you on any social networks (MySpace, Twitter, LJ, Facebook, Bebo, etc)? If so, make with the links! Are you open to new friends? LJ -- irrsinn, and I accept all friends. Lately it's been friends locked, because of RL drama and/or details that I don't want to post online b/c of paranoia and all. I'm also on facebook, but don't want to give out my real name on the forum. So if you really want to add me, PM me... o 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? I would have major love for whoever could get me episodes of the 2007 Flash Gordon series. (Is it really pirating if it hasn't been released on DVD?) Seriously, I majorly want that show to watch on my computer at semi-decent quality whenever I want to. Other than that, I do have major love of DLing music, shows, movies, etc. If it is really good then I do usually buy it since I've yet to successfully hook up the laptop to my TV screen. Any suggestions, perhaps?? Do you have a Blu-Ray player? Nope. And technically neither my DVD player nor my TV belong to me. There has been a lot of talk about chocolate, but none about Candy! What is your favorite Candy? What candy do you hate? Caramel, butterscotch/toffee hard candies, red hots, dots... yeah, it's all tasty What's something you're really looking forward to in the semi-near future? Also, bar hopping tonight. How do you take your coffee (or tea)? Black or with cream and/or sugar? Opinion on tea- and/or coffee-related accessories/etc? I don't drink coffee or tea. Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? We control it. What one thing that is missing from your life would you like to have above all else? Either an SO or a best friend Preferably the former since they're a little more fun... What's your favorite dessert treat? Ice cream? Cake? Pie? Fudge brownie cake with pie flavored ice cream on top? anything sugary... In your perfect world it is chocolate and...? Nothing appropriate How do you scent your home Tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles? I majorly <3 reed diffusers, but totally don't have any at the moment. Or any candles left. 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? I can't grind them, but I do have a hammer to go smashy on them. new question, because I'm learning how to sew - if you do any kind of craft, could you use supplies? What kind? knitting needles, yarn, amazing fabric, pinking shears, cool thimbles or pincushins, jewelery making supplies, beads, etc.? I'm learning to suture, not sew. But I would like to pick up one of my previous hobbies from before. I'm thinking glass lampworking or painting. I'm going to pick up my acrylic paints from my parents' at Xmas though. I wouldn't mind a sketch book and/or some pencils though, since I do miss drawing. Super power? Telekinesis What's your favorite pain-relief remedy or ritual? Something cold to drink and a tylenol Do sounds make you happy? What ambient noises make you smile? Oh yes, I love sounds, especially the sound of rain, which I really really really miss since moving to California And my kitty purrrrrrring away happily. Also, the sound of the ocean. when you receive your SW packages...do you like receiving things that are individually wrapped inside? or unwrapped? or both? Yikes, I don't know! I like the idea of things individually wrapped because that could be really really fun to open, but on the other hand it seems kind of wasteful even if I would toss any wrappings in the recycling bin. 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. Coffee or meat. And uh, since I'm trying to be healthy and lose weight and all, please don't include too many sweets. Hard candies are good and all, but I do not need irresistible tasties to counteract my efforts at this point in time. Self-restraint is hard when awesomeness has been gifted so generously. Oh, and no cat treats -- Kinase won't touch 'em. What BPAL scent have you never tried but always wanted to? What scent have you tried and LOVED, and haven't been able to get more of and why? I've always kind of wondered what the rage about Tokyo Stomp is. And I majorly <3 Velvet Cthulhu and Harvest Moon 06 which are kind of hard to find... when I looked a month or so ago. I haven't had much time for internet browsings lately. I know we're all scent sensitive here. What are your favorite non-perfume smells? Day in the life stuff? Xylene, ethanol spray, fresh cut grass, cooked spinach, rain, ocean, my kitty, For those of us who like chocolate, do you like anything /in/ your chocolate, like fruit, nuts, or for the more daring among us, chilies? Nuts or chilies ... though really, anything at all is tasty when covered in chocolate except for raisins. RAISINS ARE VILE. What was your favouritest job ever, and why? My last lab. I mean, what's not to like about bones and dissecting cow knees on a weekly basis?! Add in PCR, cell culture, and super geeky coworkers, and it just gets better and better. Though, I am looking forward to my new lab that I'm starting on Thursday -- spinal cords and braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiins. It should be just as awesome for similar reasons. Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator? Modest Mouse -- We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank Adam Green -- Gemstones System of a Down -- Steal This Album Bike powered generator What GC scent have you been putting off getting since it'll "always be there"? Lots... top 3 would be O, Shango, and Bordello Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? Cleaning solutions, yes, but nothing else thanks 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? BPAL, Lush, probably a cool necklace and/or bracelet from somewhere, shoes, clothes Duct tape purses and wallets and things are pretty darned cool. Who else thinks so? Oh yeah. Are you an avid reader? What's your favorite book/series? I don't have much time to read, but I do like to read. My favorite series are: His Dark Materials, The Dark Tower, The Gormenghast Trilogy, and Harry Potter. 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? Oooh, I'd love a (BPTP) apron, and could totally do with well... anything. I don't have much in the way of ingredients, or places to store said ingredients. I do like to cook, just don't have much time, and I've no longer got roomies so it's only the stuff I've got which is limited. who likes coloring books? I haven't had one in a long time, but I imagine it would be fun to color one with some crayons. What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions? Party/dance of some sort, not sure where yet. I may even be hosting it. At any rate, it will involve lots of alcohol, music, and dancing while in costume. 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? Oh yeah, it's totally scavenging time at the end of the pay period, especially if it's on a later day in the week. I'm most likely to rummage around and concoct something out of what I can find, or go mooch off my neighbor, than I am to get takeout. If you could decorate/redecorate any 1 room in your home, what would it be and how would you decorate it? I've kind of been redecorating my apartment lately. During the summer there's 2-3 big move-out periods and a lot of furniture and stuff ends up on the curbs or for free on CL. So I just keep an eye out for something and pick it up. In this manner I got my coffee table, desk chair (found a better one and got rid of my old one), 2 bookcases, 2 speakers (yes, working audio speakers), and my houseplants. Also, my apartment has this kind of open-room design. My kitchen isn't really separated from the rest of the place and there's a bar (with stools), too. I've got kind of a lounge next to the kitchen that's created by furniture arrangement, and then there's the "dance floor" and in the corner is my desk and study area. If I had a choice of planned remodel, I'd get a bigger, corner desk. But mostly, I just want the place to be clean for once. Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for? Not at all What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.) I love aquatic animals in particular, of which turtle and octopus are probably my favorites, but I also love nudibranchs. Of the land animals, I adore big and small cats and the ocelot in particular. 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!)? As a Lovecraft fan, I've got to vote in favor of the elder gods returning. My friends were playing Left for Dead and it was a little intense for me after drinking, I confess. In the year 2525... if man is still alive... what sort of future do you imagine? I'm not all that sure that people are capable of making the drastic changes needed to make our society and ways of life sustainable. Assuming that has been achieved, I'm not sure that we'll be as advanced as we imagine -- such changes will take a long time and a lot of money and resources to implement, which is going to take away from funding a space program. Also, if we're going to still be alive in 2525, we'll have needed to direct our attention away from outward pursuits to solving problems on our own soil, first. If anything, 2525 is more likely to be the start of space exploration and colonization rather than in the midst of it. Do you believe in magic (or magick, if you prefer)? What does it mean to you? No If you found the puzzle box from Hellraiser, what would you do with it? this question made me think of this - http://xkcd.com/242/ What's your favorite candy to stock up on at Halloween? Twix & Kitkats What's your favorite color? Green! Interested in locally produced products? Oh yeah, I love regional items and farmer's market stuff that you can't get anywhere else. 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 swoooooon. I would totally love a laptop or phone cover/case. Or tote bags, or anything all useful and handsewn. Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. Which items do you choose? A pipetter, a cat toy, a bike tire repair kit, and a wind-up scuba diver Are you involved in any long-term, ambitious project? Yes. PhD! And I'm saving up to get a kayak. What is your favorite Halloween icon? Braaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiins Is anyone playing this round of SW into ABJ? Nope favorite kind or take out kinda burger? whats your burger preference? veggie,meat or ???? No fast food, and I'm vegetarian. I like Morningstar brand. Whats your favorite childhood toy? omg, LEGOS If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? He adores catnip, and things to attack or scratch the hell out of would be great. Hell, the boy loves cardboard and will appropriate the packaging of anything for his own amusement/scratching pleasure. So really, if you want, I can just throw the packaging across the room and let him go nuts on it. He's very strange in that he refuses treats. He just has no interest in them unless they're in with the rest of his food, and they don't get preferential treatment even then. Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name? No to both What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? Eh, anymore I'm not so much into spooky things as I am suspense. And there's a difference, since spooky I generally consider to be supernatural, but suspense can be just anything. I don't really have a favorite scary movie and nothing strikes me. OK, OK I confess that I have no idea about recent TV and movies because I don't watch TV, so I don't know what is out there, and I avoid the entertainment section of the news like the plague it is. Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? Oh yeah baby, oh yeah <3 what kinda socks ar you wearing tonight? I plan on wearing as little as possible tonight, which includes no socks. It's still too damn hot here. I wish it were cold. Can my future witch send some cold weather, preferably rain, my way? What sorts of odd or regional foods do you crave? I can't think of anything. I'm sure if given a list I could say yay or nay, but there's nothing that strikes me really. Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? The kind of apple pie that you get at the nearby Apple Hill. Thin crust full of a veritable mountain of fresh apples. And it's a lot of APPLE with just a teeny bit of sugary saucy stuff to it, and the apples still have a bit of crisp to them. Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? OMG yes please to all of the above? Especially socks and arm warmers. Or a hat. Anything hand-knitted would seriously have me swooning. 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? Nah, I'm hard to scare and even harder to gross out. Spooky stories are good. Maybe not a passion of mine, but they're good and entertaining to read. You gotta know though that I'm a scientist and pretty skeptical, but I do love a good story. Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? I ask because I do and Warehouse 13 inspired goodies would rock mah socks. Would it rock the socks of any other Witches? I never heard of it before. I googled it and it looks like something I'd watch if I can find it on hulu or netflix. Coffee or Tea? other hot beverages everyone likes for fall? I don't drink coffee. I do like tea, but it's more often than not just too hot to drink tea. And while I also like hot chocolate and cider, I'm just not attracted to them when it's all warm and sunny out. I need to move back somewhere cold, cause I love (and miss!) rain and cold weather and being bundled up and drinking tasty hot cider/cocoa/tea. Olive oil? Lavender? I'm from much the same area as the original asker of this question, aka olive oil country. I can get plenty from my local farmer's market, so I'm not really all that keen on anymore. Besides, it lasts a loooong time in my hands. 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 are great if they are gauged. I majorly LOVE pendants of ANY kind. PENDAAAAAAANTS (said a la zombies asking for brains, mind you). I'd love hair stuff, since I never seem to buy any of it for myself. It's kind of short right now, and never gets beyond a few inches past my shoulders, but it could use some fun ornaments. What is your favourite historical period? Err... current? I don't know, I kind of like the social freedom of ours and modern medicine. Now if we're talking for fun or fashion-wise, Victorian/Steampunk. Did you order anything from the most recent update? I got the Falling Leaf Moon and some decants from the vampire/late summer scents are on their way to me. I might want a bottle of one of those. The absolute latest update though has a lot that appeals to me in the Hellboy category and I totally want at least one of the forum-onlies, but just the Moon for me. I might get decants of the Hellboys if there's a circle somewhere. Vampires or Werewolves? Or some other monster? CTHULHU
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    Calico Jack

    Salty water and a hint of booze. It's the smell I describe as "low tide" when my wetsuit has contaminated my car with an oceany, low tide smell.... except this has been passed through a filter and cleaned up to actually smell good.
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    The Dodo

    This is such a lovely blend of red musk and gentle spices. There's a hint of floral and something sweet laced in there though. That "sweet" note, whatever it is, is almost a turn off if I focus on it, but the scent as a whole is great and very interesting for it.
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    The Mock Turtle's Lessons

    Confusing is a good word to describe this blend. There's definitely aquatics in there, but floating around there are hints of florals, and sometimes they aren't as prominent as the mint. It's like... soup... made of clear water, flowers, mint, and a few other ingredients floating and bobbing around. Somehow it's bubbling water, but definitely not hot.
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    Dragon's Reverie

    This is a lot gentler and a lot more floral than the other Ars Draconis blends. This smells a lot like the honeysuckle we used to have growing outside the front door of the house I grew up in. And "Reverie" is such a fitting name for it, since it does seem slightly dreamy and slightly thoughtful.
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    Al Azif

    I get a gentle incense note that is layered over something darker. The description of the scent is perfect. There's definitely something sinister lurking there among the swirls of incense and flowers.
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    I'm getting a lot more of the florals than the woodsy notes, which are kind of lingering there in the background, contributing but not dominating the scene. It's actually a really pretty scent, with a very light shadow cast over the flowers.
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    Bright and crisp aquatics, with perhaps a hint of grapefruit and sugar on top of it. The grapefruit/sugar combo reminds me of those jelly candies coated in sugar. Except that these are soaked in sparkling clear water. And really, it's not an overly sweet scent, that's just what it reminds me of. I really like the light, crisp, brightness of this blend.
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    This is a bit heavier than I had anticipated. It's got a touch of golden light, for sure, but there's also a very woody, incense-y quality to it. It brings to mind an image of light full of dust floating about.
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    Sea of Glass

    Very crystalline and light. It's a lovely, delicate scent that I'd almost classify as ethereal. It's definitely floral, but not overly so, and I'm bad at distinguishing the individual notes, but I'm guessing plumeria is in there somewhere?
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    Black Annis

    This is an amazingly dark and murky scent. Also, I'm totally getting tobacco from this one. It's not in the listings, but I can smell it. Maybe it's the vetiver or civet?
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    Reading the scent description, I can now pick out the dominant note: cypress! It's slightly toned down though, which is probably due to the ginger. I don't get much of the rose, though there is a slightly "dried flower" smell in the background, but I do get the patchouli. I like the darkness and depth to this blend. It has a little kick, too.