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  1. sarielswish

    Winter Solstice swap Q&A

    Dear fabulous future Celebrant(?); are there any things that you used to love to have for your holidays/this time of year that you can't get where you are now? Graeter’s eggnog ice cream ---- Where can I find your Q&A? Do you have a wishlist post/blog and does it link other things like Etsy/Amazon? They’re all in my sig and the stupid amount of questions from SW are on my blog. ----- Yules- there were only 4 that interested me – Mother Shub’s Cthulhustollen, Sweet Lavinia’s Risalamonde, Knecht Ruprecht, and The Shivering Boy. i think I’d hurt someone for a bottle of The Shivering Boy. I’ve been waiting for Beth to redo it… ---- So, if you were to come into an unexpected windfall (a huge amount of cash), what would you get for yourself? The Hunter dress from Ravenswood Leather in the dove grey. --- Do you prefer votives, tarts, tapers or jar candles (if you are into candles)? Jar candles. They’re easier to keep from being knocked over, etc. by a 5 year old and a cat. ---- Any books you've been meaning to get for yourself but haven't yet? ALL OF THEM. No, seriously – just about anything on my amazon wishlist. I keep meaning to get myself a copy of the Oxford Book of Gothic Tales but I never do… ---- Is there any Bath etailer that you want to try? That you love? What do you want from there? What's your favorite bath item? Love to try some of the Haunt stuff – Cask lust (!), Salem series, The Collector’s Cabinet, Cloak, Winchester (!), Rising(!), Burying Tree, Watcher(!). soaps or scrubs would be awesome. Villainess – want to try: Discord and Just Right, and I love Birth Rite, Trauma, Blood, Jade, Ginger Snapped, and Jai Mahal, soap or smooch. Paintbox Soapworks – the Yuletide sample box, want to try: The Englishman, This Charming Man, Sweet Cheeks, Second Breakfast, Whiskers. Love: The Queen is Dead and Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground Lush – Caca Rouge henna, Glogg shower gel. Want to try: Soak and Float, New! Shampoo bars. ---- Would you want something included for your pets? If so, is there anything they really like? The cat would just look at anything included for him with disdain and then try to unravel my knitting. --- Tea? Hot cider? Other Hot beverages? Tea and cider both. I don’t do coffee, usually, and roohiboos(sp?) is foul. --- Recipe in a Jar; soups, cookies, etc? soups, maybe. Cookies, no. I like to bake – I’ll make my own. ---- Do you have any fiber allergies? Nope. I can’t stand scratchy yarn, though. --- What colors do you like? (Pictures would be helpful!) purple, cobalt blue (TARDIS blue), ruby, pumpkin, greys, black. Fall or Winter colors. In reference to yarn, Lion Brand Homespun colorways Amethyst, Edwardian, Gothic, and Autumn are faves. ---- What colors do you not like? Pink, yellow, light green – anything considered Spring or Summer colors. ---- what color of nail polish would brighten your senses or make you smile? Glitter or no? purples, reds, blues, bronze/copper/silver metallics. No glitter, though. I like glossy, not matte. --- Socks? short? long? fuzzy? Yay socks! As long as they fit my big ass feet, that is. Not big on fuzzy socks but I’m about to *beg* someone to make me a pair of handknits. ---- Jewelry? Pierced Ears? Do you like necklaces/pendants? Bracelets? Rings? My ears are a 00ga. Double flare plugs in natural materials only – allergies suck. I generally don’t wear rings, bracelets are kind of hit or miss, but I’ll always wear necklaces. I like choker length or the very long drop necklaces that hit between the boobs. ---- Anything you're particularly wanting from the Lab/Post at the moment? How about GCs you keep meaning to get but never get around to? I neeeeed some more Honey or Fig and White Sandalwood hair gloss… GCs – Lady Death: Savage, Goblin, Imp, Poisoned Apple, Depraved, Brown Jenkin, Mag Mell. ---- Do you have any fandoms? Dr. Who (9th Dr. FTW), Firefly, HP Lovecraft/Cthulhu, generic tabletop gaming (especially about neutral/evil/chaotic stuff or related to ‘misunderstood’ characters-there’s one I’ve been wanting that says ‘I’m *NOT* a necromancer… I don’t care what you *heard*.’), zombies, hello kitty (and any combinations of my other fandoms), nightmare before xmas, pirates, Futurama, batman, x-men --- Does anything from Two Timing Tart interest you? Sex Kitten, Shemar Moore in my Bunk, Vampires Don’t Fucking Sparkle, Bigger on the Inside, Femme Fatale, Frankly, My Dear…, Satin Sheets, Sunshine, Leaf Pile, and Winter’s Kiss candles, Devil scent beads. --- Does anything from Sock Dreams interest you? All the things? Stripey knee socks, sock garters, argyle socks… plus size, though. --- Any movies (holiday or otherwise) that you want to see but never get around to? Not really. If I want to watch it, I usually do. There are movies I need *copies* of, though. I really need a copy of Sweeney Todd on blu ray. --- Do you need any smartphone accessories (case, skin, etc)? other than a better headset than the one I have, nope. --- Small samples of homemade booze? Cider, mead, and cordials, sure. Beer, no thanks. --- Is there anything from local farmer markets that would interest you? Local honey. --- Do you have a favorite animal (or breed of animal)? Snakes, bats, ravens. --- Do you like stuffed toys/animals? Only weird ones. I have a giant Squishable Cthulhu on my bed and a Lenore doll on my dresser. --- Would you like/want anything Disney-related, or from Disneyland? Nightmare Before Christmas (esp. Oogie Boogie or Lock, Shock, and Barrel), The Haunted Mansion, or Villainesses (esp. Ursula or Maleficent) stuff. --- Another question! How do people feel about puzzles? Board games? Any particular ones that you might like or have and would like additions to? Not big on puzzles. The games I’m interested in are on my amazon wishlist, too – cards against humanity, fluxx, miskatonic school for girls, kill dr. lucky, etc. --- Is there anything under $10 that you've been wanting from World Market? Not that I know of, except maybe some Jaffa Cakes or pickled lotus root. --- If you answered yes to any beverage-related questions, what exactly do you like in tea, coffee, alcohol, cocoa, cider, etc.? black tea – peach, mint, orange, spice, pomegranate. White tea – pomegranate, mint, peach. Green tea – mint, plain. Coffee – no thanks. Alcohol – med. Dry ciders and meads, peach, pomegranate, apple, pepper vodka or schnapps, spiced rum, scotch. Cider – hard cider and regular spiced cider. --- Stones? What color/types of stones, precious, semi precious or otherwise do you like? My absolute favorites are lapis lazuli and sodalite. After that, green jade, blue lace agate, tiger’s eye, amber, hematite, opal, moonstone, and rough amethyst. --- Any small things you need? Nice measuring spoons, knitting notions – needle caps, circular needles, stitch markers, a tart warmer, a nice change purse, a shawl/scarf pin --- Would you like a scarf, or knitted dishclothes? If so, what colors? Scarf – yes, if they’re not the straight kind – heather grey or black with color accents, maybe. Dishcloths would be awesome – cobalt blue and white.
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    Would you be interested in comic books and if so what ones do you read or what genre of comics are you interested in? All of them. No, but I’m a huge xmen fan, loved Transmetropolitan, Shi, Kabuki, wasn’t a big fan of the Hellboy stuff… the art style made it hard to read. I love strange stuff, like Dogwitch, Lenore, Squee, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (god, I need a new copy of that) too. I’ve got *some* of the stuff I like on my amazon wishlist. I think I’d like the walking dead compendium too. ;-) ---- Apple crisps? Nomnomnom. Yes. I just don’t have the time or energy to make them myself. ---- IngenuiTEAs? I’ve kinda wanted one since I first saw them, but I haven’t made it that far. ---- Anything from California? Haunted mansion and disney villains stuff (esp. Maleficent or Ursula) ---- Fusion Sweets – Lavender Honey Vanilla Sea Salt caramels, Anise, Saffron, Cardamom, and Peach Butter caramels, Bacon Sea Salt caramels(!), Green Tea Butter caramels, French Sea Salt caramels, Jasmine berlingots, Chocolate Coconut sugar cubes… and I think the lychee rose almond and chocolate orange marshmallows could prove dangerous. ---- Poe scents – not even going there. --- Kombucha – no thanks. I don’t think I’d care for it. --- Are you dressing up for Halloween, Witchee? If so, is there anything you're looking for to complete your costume? A pair of green and purple striped tights – the munchkin wants me to be the Scary Godmother again. --- Do you need any accessories for your smartphone (case, skin, etc)? A new headset would be awesome. --- MeiLin/Lynn books – I can haz? (btw, I have a kindle and I like weird erotica) --- Witch City Wicks? Black Bat, Haunted Attic, Holy Ground(!), Poison Apple, Witch’s Broom, Wolf Moon, Autumn Magic, Blood Orange and Pomegranate, Dragon’s Blood, Egyptian Amber, Fall Harvest, Mead, Midnight Forest, Vanilla Clove, Bondage(!), Green Man, Blood Orange (clearance), Egg Nog (clearance), Pomegranate Cider (clearance), Orange Clove (clearance), Christmas Hearth (clearance)
  3. ----note: I now want ALL THE THINGS scented The Queen is Dead, thanks to you, my dear witch. or if someone could find a perfume to match - that would be loverly. --- What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)? Moona Lisa, Haunt, Universal Voodoo, Arcana --- If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? Celtic knotwork (esp. from the Book of Kells), bats, Calico Jack’s standard (the skull and crossed sabres), cameos (esp. black or blue ones), cherries, keys (esp. skeleton keys) --- Arcana update - interested? Edict of Worms, Guy Fawkes, Haint, Goat God, Skeleton Key, Song of Songs: Honey and Milk (soap), Zombie’s Cucumber all sound great. --- Halloween updates: ---Cobwebs and Turnip Torch soaps ---Haunt – Cask lust (!), Salem series, The Collector’s Cabinet, Cloak, Winchester (!), Rising(!), Burying Tree, Watcher(!). soaps or scrubs would be awesome. --- If you had a fairy for NYCC, what exclusive scent would you kill to own? hrm… i still want to try Aunt Rosie’s Cephalopod Bath, but the only ones that seem appealing are Badgers, Greene Street, and Hattie Taylor’s. --- What do you think of Shiro Cosmetics Halloween Collection? I’m liking oogie boogie, the pumpkin king, and this is halloween. That lip gloss looks about like a color I’m looking for. I also really like most of the Tributes collection and the Battletoads lipgloss.
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    Gardening? Yus. Mostly herbs and fruits/veg. I don’t see the point in growing things that can’t be used for more than just looking pretty. Also, I can always use gardening/garden stuffs – desperately need a hand shovel and that kind of stuff. New gloves would be cool, too. ---- Is there something(s) that you consider too spendy or too frivolous for you to buy for yourself, but that you actually want? Quite a few things! A shortbread mold with thistles on it, a hello kitty bento box, a sushi rice bowl (hangiri) and cookbook, cheetah print hello kitty purse and wallet on my amazon wish list, any of the cartoon or just plain goofy (eureka, big bang theory, warehouse 13) DVDs on my amazon wishlist. ---- Candied Nuts? Yus! Especially pecans. --- Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments? Fyrinnae wishlist is in my sig, if you need color ideas. ;-) ---- Cookie butter? Ok, I’ve changed my mind. If it’s *gingerbread* flavored, that would just be dangerous for me… --- Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)? Decants of ANY of these would be cool. -Goldenrod Crab Spider -Wolf Spider -Apple Orchard Atmos. Spray -Oak Leaves and Kyphi Atmos. Spray (I’m like spastic over kyphi lately) -Spider Silk Bath Oil -Black Clove candle -Dead Leaves and Desolation candle -Substratum soap -BPTP CANDY!!! Pickman’s Gallery: -Michael Casts Out All the Fallen Angels -DIE SUNDË, VOM TOD VERFOLGT -UNDINE COMES INTO THE HOUSE OF THE FISHERMEN -THE ORGY -FALLEN ANGELS IN HELL -SADAK IN SEARCH OF THE WATERS OF OBLIVION -CONICAL BEAST
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    a little chili sauce

    just a note - i've now established that red tea (roohiboos or however it's spelled) is truly foul. as in two sips and i had to pour it out. just FYI. --- Gardening? Yus. Mostly herbs and fruits/veg. I don’t see the point in growing things that can’t be used for more than just looking pretty. Also, I can always use gardening/garden stuffs – desperately need a hand shovel and that kind of stuff. New gloves would be cool, too. --- Is there something(s) that you consider too spendy or too frivolous for you to buy for yourself, but that you actually want? Quite a few things! A shortbread mold with thistles on it, a hello kitty bento box, a sushi rice bowl (hangiri) and cookbook, cheetah print hello kitty purse and wallet on my amazon wish list, any of the cartoon or just plain goofy (eureka, big bang theory, warehouse 13) DVDs on my amazon wishlist. --- Candied Nuts? Yus! Especially pecans.
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    erm... harissa?

    What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? Comfort food although I know I shouldn’t, tea, books, knitting. As long as I’m not depressed to the point I can’t concentrate, reading/playing stupid word games on my kindle or having something to do with my hands is a good thing. And if I can’t concentrate, science fiction/fantasy tv is my friend – I had a bad day Sunday and re-watched the first two disks of season 3 of Fringe. I need season 4… haven’t seen any of it AT ALL. --- favorite and least favorite baked goods? favorite - date bars, pecan tassies, and just about anything with lemon or dried fruit least favorite - oat muffins and chocolate chip cookies --- size t-shirt – men’s L or XL, babydoll/tissue tee 2 or 3X. hello boobs. --- I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general? Sure. I’m a HUUUGE fan of orange and peach jellies/jams/marmalades/butters but I’ll try anything except raspberry or grape. --- Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? Sure. Of special interest – PMS/Cramp relief, depression, immune boost, memory, expectorant/suppressant (cough medicine) --- Owls? No thanks. --- Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything... Dunno about Halloween, but Empire, Black Mint Tea, Carpathian Lore, Gloaming, Roma, and Sweet Jane sound AWESOME. The Batik and Archeo skin glosses sound like they’re *made* for me and the Bettie, Honey, and Vanilla Pear lip lusts sound just about perfect. --- Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds? Autumn Gala, Kill Switch (please?), Masala, Proserpina. Smooches only, though. I’ve got more lotion than I know what to do with... unless you've got some Birth Rite just lying around. --- Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you? XL 2009 Raven Moon, XL 2010 Candles Moon --- New JKR novel? Not a mystery fan, so no.
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    In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? FB, but no games, Ravelry, Regretsy, and here, mostly. --- And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? Dr. Who – 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler Firefly – Mal, Inara, River, Jayne (I even have his Cunning Hat™, thanks to an anonymous witch in another swap) Invader Zim – Gir Nightmare Before Xmas – Oogie Boogie, Jack, Lock Shock and Barrel Fringe – Walter Bishop (our universe, not Walternate) HP Lovecraft – Herbert West and the dead cat. True Blood – ERIC and Godric… in the SS Uniforms… *drool*. Oh, and Pam. Game of Thrones – Danaerys, Khal Drogo (*cry*), Tyrion, Arya, Jon Snow --- My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Depends. I like Rainbow Dash and Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna. Art ponies are cool, though. I saw one I WANTED – it was Clarise the Lamb. *cue bizarre lust for Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal* --- Lip balm - tube or tin? Either. I found a tin of Salted Caramel lip balm that I’m *dying* to try and I love Burt’s Bees balms – I’m almost out of my pomegranate one. --- Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? Journal or sketchbook not so much. Other paper goods, sure. And the odder the better – gothy or victorian would be awesome. --- Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Sure. I should be getting a car with a working CD player soon, so that’d be cool for my drive to work. Erm… anything on my amazon wish list or similar would be cool. ---- Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? yus. --- Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? Flash drives, a new card SD card reader, a new headset for my phone… ---- Would you like a pair of knitted socks? Omg YES. ---- Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? Sure. No synthetic yarns though for body cloths though, please. I’m weird about textures, especially on my face. ---- Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? (perfume, eco/"green," skin care, hair, music downloads, cosmetics, soap...) no, I don’t but I have to admit I’m interested in GlossyBox and BirchBox. Samples are good, especially from small perfumers (Arcana, Violette Market, etc) and soap makers (Villainess, Paintbox, Haus of Gloi) ---- do you have a problem with nudes??? None whatsoever and I prefer female. I love my boys, but the female body is just more attractive. --- People ask a lot of questions about dogs and cats, but I know a lot of forumites have rodent pets. How would you feel about hammocks or toys for your rats/hamsters/gerbils/etc.? no ratties here, although I’d love to have one. --- What BPAL do you currently crave? Candles Moon and Lady Death: Savage --- If you were to be showered with gifts, what would you caution me against sending? crème filled chocolates (blech. caramel, nuts, or fruit - no cremes, fruit or otherwise), commercial perfumes, and tiger lilies (the only flower that I’m *knowingly* allergic to) or carnations (just don’t like the smell) --- are there any e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? Haus of Gloi - scrubs and soaps - Olde Cider Haus, Samhain, Ghost Puffs, Apothecary, Depravity, Elevenses, Honey Tree, Moon Dog, Peach Mama, Picaroon, Satyr, Troika, Honeysuckle Lemon Curd, Haus Amber Paintbox - any, but especially scrubs and soaps - Guy Fawkes, Indian Summer, The Queen is Dead, Punkie Night, White Cotton Sheets, Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground, Avast, Blackbird, The Englishman, Gingermilk Arcana - Alhambra, Romani Princess, Alec D'Urberville, Fugue Universal Voodoo - wax tarts - Beaten Path, Blackout, Cobblestone, Instant Wood, Last Breath Villainess - soaps and scrubs - Freezerburn, Killer Beez, Blood, Jade --- Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? See above. --- ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? wishlist is in my sig. --- What's the one thing you want right now, that you're having difficulty finding? Knit tights (argyle) that fit my big butt and absurdly long legs.
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    just a dollop more...

    What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? that i'm dying to *try*, Unseelie. that i *know* i like, Gothabilly, The Lady on the Grey, and Serpents with Glittering Eyes and Forky Tongues. --- My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?) Erm.. I don’t really give two shits if it’s designer or not. If I like it, I like it. I do *not*, however, like big slouchy bags or bugeye glasses. I like smaller messenger style bags, clutches, and cat’s eye glasses (especially tortoiseshell). I love peasant/poet shirts, but only in solid colors – usually black, white, or red. I also am a sucker for tunic style shirts, especially in tissue or lightweight linen - not middle or slubby. --- I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com. The Hunger Games DVD, a copy of the game Gloom, the Monster High doll Operetta or Spectra Vondergeist, a new copy of Dune by Frank Herbert (the book, not the movie), and a bento or harumi cookbook. I think all of these are on my Amazon wishlist, too.
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    erm... capers?

    Zombies; Yay or Nay? Definitely yay. I haz a zombie hello kitty waterbottle sitting right in front of me, at the moment. --- If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? Nah. The furball doesn’t do toys. They’re beneath him. He *IS* feline, after all. --- If you have kids, what are they into? The Bug is into disney princesses (especially Merida from Brave, right now), Sid the Science Kid, Spongebob, Phineas and Ferb (esp. Perry), and Strawberry Shortcake. She loves to color and do puzzles and worksheets (esp. math – don’t ask). Also loves video games for her Leapster – learning games FTW! Also, kid appropriate smellies (her favorites are Dirty, Lady Una, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat) and ANY color nail polish, especially if it's bright. --- How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? Oh yes. I’ve recently developed an obsession with scarves and shawls. i can knit, but i have yet to figure out lace. I reeeeealllly want the Bigger on the Inside shawl on Ravelry or something similar. ---- Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want? Eenteresting… I’ve never had my chart done but I think it’d be pretty cool. --- For those who like tea, what sorts of tea do you like? *REAL* teas, not the flavored ones that taste like scented erasers smell. I’m currently on the hunt for a good peach or blackberry (I can’t find one around here), although I LOOOOOOOVE mint tea and spiced tea. See my answer for the question about Adagio Teas for a more thorough answer. ---- Candy Corn: yes, no? *hork* oh ye gods and little fishes NO. ---- I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? Umm… ALL THE THINGS? I’m a huge fan of japanese food, I speak a teeny bit, and I <3 hello kitty just about anything. Also, anything bento related (including a box) is very much a good thing and I’d love some nice chopsticks or sushi making equipment (paddles, mat, etc. I very much doubt a hangiri or rice cooker is in the cards. ) flavor-wise, I love the prawn crackers, green tea, red bean, and strawberry flavors. I will have nothing to do with wasabi unless it also involves sushi. ---- WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? Bizarre music (Vampire Beach Babes, Tom Lehrer, They Might Be Giants), *SOME* internet videos (Stuff and Kenya from Weebl Stuff, the spongmonkeys and viking kittens from Rathergood.com, Strongbad Emails from HomestarRunner.com), Eddie Izzard, Simon Pegg, xkcd, geeky jokes, black humor… I think Iron Sky is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in ages and I’m actually a big fan of Phineas and Ferb, Ruby Gloom, and Invader Zim – I will NEVER not laugh at Gir. I either actively dislike or are just meh about most movies billed as comedies. ---- If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig? That Adventure Myths dealer sounds interesting… I love urban legends (that aren’t the cheesy ones), ‘haunted history’, etc. the trans-allegheny asylum is like an hour and a half from me, so I’m ok there, unless there’s something really warped related to the medical history available. If Barker were still supposed to be there, I’d beg, plead, and cry for his autograph, but he’s still recovering, it seems. Anything Hellraiser or Nightbreed is awesome (especially Nightbreed). ---- You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? Very rockabilly. Depending on the weather, probably a walking skirt and mock turtleneck sweater, scarf around the neck, saddle shoes or creepers. Candy apple red nail polish and lipstick. ---- You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like? Heartbreaker Fashion. The Super Spy dress, complete with bullet bra, girdle/garter set, seamed stockings (cuban heel), cat’s eye sunglasses. They don’t have shoes or hats, but I would need a pair of plain black patent leather heels and a large black and white hat, a la Audrey Hepburn. Think Natasha from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. ;-) --- You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). Big stuff - A candy apple red Kitchenaid mixer, complete with all the attachments, a new laptop, and the Ranger dress from Ravenswoodleather.com in renaissance burgundy or grey. Small stuff - a bottle of Lady Death: Savage, some Jaffa Cakes, and one of the hoodies on my Think Geek wishlist. Yes, I know the first three are waaaay out of consideration range, but I’m still answering the question. *nod* --- Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? The Appalling Abattoir, The Bloody Banister, The Forbidding Foyer, The Lurid Library, The Perilous Parlour, The Sinister Salon, The Apparition, Autumn Coolness, Bonfire Night, Boo, Meditation In Autumn, Pomona, Punkie Night, Samhain, and Suck It. I are broke. --- if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Pierced and stretched – 00ga. Please no acrylics, they hurt my ears. Gemstones and metals are ok, though. i'd really like a new pair of silicone plugs or tunnels, though.
  10. Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Casual -I’d love decks of Fluxx, Zombie Fluxx, Monty Python Fluxx, Magic cards, a deck of Gother Than Thou cards Board - Kill Dr. Lucky, Give Me The Brain, anything weird, Cranium, the new Trivial Pursuit Video – I have a PS2, an original Xbox, and a Wii. any Final Fantasy games except 8,9,X, and X-2… ANY Resident Evil games, A COPY OF ETERNAL DARKNESS: SANITY’S REQUIEM for Gamecube and a Wii memory card, copies of The Suffering or The Suffering: Ties That Bind, ANY of the Silent Hill games, a copy of The Sims for Wii, Grandia II or III for PS2. Tabletop – any of the supplementary books for Pathfinder except Cheliax, Ultimate Magic, and Orc, Any of the Pathfinder fiction other than Prince of Wolves, dice. --- Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Um… YES. ---- Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? I generally dislike coffee… however - There is only one kind of coffee I’ve ever *craved*. Odyssey Coffee - under flavored coffees - GERMAN CHOCOLATE. I will *buy* a coffee pot just to be able to drink this stuff. ------------ Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? Nah, the only ones around here are well out of my way. ----- CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? This would make me squeal like an idiot. A set of the deep soup bowls with the rolled lip or a nice large, roundish (but not *too* large) mug would be fantabulous. Glazes – cobalt blue/natural combo is always my favorite for things like that. You know what I mean – where the body is glazed and the lip is natural. ---- Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? Not so much, but I think Turtlejen’s probably the closest. ----- If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? can’t think of anything other than patterns and stuff on Ravelry. ----- A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? Temperance, but that’s just because I’m a Sagittarius. ---- And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? Not per se. if I want stones, I want *pretties* - I wouldn’t know what to do with a set of runes other than look at them. ---- Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? tea and cider. *nod* ---- Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? I’m picky about gum – I would love someone forever if they got me some Teaberry gum, though. I can’t do sour anything, with the exception of some sour apple flavors. I’m a *huge* fan of toffee and caramels. I don’t care for gummies, with the exception of the gummy peach rings. Also, I love lavender, violet, and rose pastilles or candies, but they’re usually hard to find. --- Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) either and both!? Lol. I desperately need a new tea ball, though. --- Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? I do but it’s waaaaay out of date. I’ll have to go back to it soon. I’ll let you know when I do.
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    Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? sweet or semi-sweet. Red or white – reds, I prefer lambruscos and and some merlots. I’ve never tried port or syrah, but they seem to be something I’d like. Whites, I adore Rieslings and Gewurtztraminers. I don’t usually do beer, other than lambic – specifically cherry or peach lambic. Fruit – I prefer cherry, blackberry, peach, and pear flavors in most anything alcoholic. Spices – I really like grains of paradise, galangal, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and clove. White pepper works too. I generally dislike anything hoppy – again, the bitterness – and I don’t like sour anything usually, food OR drink. --- What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade, and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or homemade? As long as it’s in decent shape and doesn’t smell funky, I’m good with it. --- Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth? If it involves Pirates or any of the Villainesses, I’m all for it. I love Ursula and Maleficent the most. Same goes for just about anything Haunted Mansion. Princess-wise, I’m loving Merida (from Brave). The munchkin loves all of the Princesses, though. --- What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? dislike – romantic comedies, with the exception of zombie romantic comedies. Like – suuuuuuper soft fabrics. I’m a sucker for stuff like tissue tees, vellux blankets, Lion Brand Homespun yarn, tissue weight linen…. --- Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Power that has quite a wide selection. *dried* galangal, hyssop, red sandalwood powder, cardamom pods, star anise pods, vanilla beans, white willow bark, red raspberry leaf --- dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? Ooh, that’d be nice. --- Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? not this time around, I don’t think. --- Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Definitely. I’m wanting some of the knit ones-like argyle tights. Unfortunately, I need size FAT. Erm… some odd version of queen size, that is. I’m 280 and 6 foot tall. Also, I’m dying for some hand knitted socks. *nod* or halloweenie socks, but with no puffballs or anything on the ankle – I wear mostly boots this time of year.
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    Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Sure. I don’t do beer usually, other than lambics (I don’t like bitter stuff at *all*), but I’m a huge fan of hard cider, *sweet* red and white wines – I can’t do dry ones. I’m not big on syrupy sweet stuff, but fruity is good. And I *love* mead, especially cherry mead. --- Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? Yus! I can knit, but I want to learn how to crochet, spin, weave, brew (cider, mead, and wine), make cheese, and do naalbinding. ---- Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? --> Never tried their stuff, but I’d love to. I’m currently on the hunt for *real* peach and blackberry teas. Not the ‘peach pleasure’ or wtf ever peach *flavored* crap I keep finding around here. Also, the Thai Chai, white peach, jasmine silver needle, garden sampler, foxtrot, blood orange and white pear sound very interesting. Also, I’m one of the dorks who would *love* a clear teapot and some of the blooming teas. ----- Stuff From Retro Dry Goods? classic cherry towels in yellow, nana’s half apron, candy cigarettes, neapolitan coconut sundaes, teaberry gum (ALL OF IT), Anne Taintor coin purse – Walk Faster, Anne Taintor kitchen towels – ANY, pillbox hat – black or leopard --- Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? Sarielswish. And I’ll have to add stuff that I’d actually have to pay for, but *yes*. ----- Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? Nope. --- What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Think 40’s/50’s vintage/retro. Base colors are blue and white, but my dishes are cream with multicolored polka dots, turquoise Fiestaware teapot on display, will be getting (hopefully) my candy apple red Kitchenaid mixer for xmas from my dad. --- Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? Look, if you’re going to torture me, spank me, lick me… do it. But if this poetry shit continues, just shoot me now. Please?! –Tank Girl (not my view on poetry, but I still think it’s funny) Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. –Groucho Marx I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. –Confucius That there are such devices as firearms, as easy to operate as cigarette lighters and as cheap as toasters, capable at anybody's whim of killing Father or Fats or Abraham Lincoln or John Lennon or Martin Luther King, Jr., or a woman pushing a baby carriage, should be proof enough for anybody that being alive is a crock of shit. – Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake --- Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! A Song of Joy – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds American Nightmare – Tiger Army One World One Sky – Covenant Terror Couple Kill Colonel – Bauhaus Interplanet Janet – Man or Astroman? (from Schoolhouse Rock Rocks) Future Ex Girlfriend –Voltaire Pax Deorum – Enya Red Rain – Peter Gabriel House on a Hill – Kamelot Buzzbomb from Pasadena – Dead Kennedys --- Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? Sure! Mp3 would be best. --- Herbs, dried stuff, witchy stuff? dried herbs, essential oils, carrier oils – all big YESES. I’m into herbal medicine. Witchy stuff, not so much. I’m an agnostic. However, I will happily entertain info on Asatru and the OTO. --- I know it is totally the wrong season (for most of us), but do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you like to grow? Herbs and fruits/veg, mostly. I’m not a flower person most of the time, unless they can be used *for* something other than just decoration. --- I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? Caca Rouge henna, Grog body wash, Godiva or Soak and Float or NEW! shampoo bar, dragon’s egg or fairy jasmine bath bombs, karma bath melt, hot milk or ice hotel bubble bars. Munchkin likes honey lumps bath bomb and ickle baby bot bubble bar too, btw. --- Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Hrm… all of the Lyre of Orpheus /Abbatoir Blues by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, but especially O Children. erm... anything by the Belmont Playboys, Twistin' Tarantulas, the Misfits, Vampire Beach Babes, the Jackalopes, and the Meteors --- Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? Lord of the Rings, Legend, Labyrinth, I Sell the Dead, Re-Animator, Hellboy, Hellraiser ---- Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? Legend (Ultimate Edition) or Hunger Games --- Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Discontinued – Amber Myrrh, Orange Sapphire, and Black Amethyst. Current – Twilight Woods and Moonlit Path. I like the body washes. Not so big on the lotions. Candles – Fireside, Autumn, and Leaves --- Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? Definitely – blood orange, sandalwood, beeswax and honey, and white amber --- Ninjas or Pirates? – Pirates. --- I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? yesyesyes --- I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? – ALL of the Teaberry gum, violet candies, rose candies, pickled just about anything, unusual jellies/jams/marmalades/etc. --- Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? – other than baking, not so much. --- a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? definitely b)Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? Nope. Work would be best. Have a co-conspirator or ringleader ask and I’ll be happy to provide the address. c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? Certainly. --- Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? Not per se. I’m not huge on the whole organic thing. Although, unusual things from places like that are cool – like candied hibiscus flowers or pickled lotus root.
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    wow, that's a lot of questions already.... side note - no hairsticks or anything for long hair now. i chopped it all off! it's like an inch long except for the bangs. so, cute clips, barrettes, bobby pins i can still wear. sticks, big clips, etc. are out. -- Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? Silly question. That’s one of the few chocolate-y things I adore. -- What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. *half a freaking bottle* of Candles Moon 2012 from a certain turtle. Omg, I loves the precious…. i neeeeed more. -- Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) most definitely. I <3 bento supplies and I’d love some *nice* chopsticks and a bento box. And I’m a nut for spices, plain or mixes – however, if it involves cumin or cilantro, it won’t leave the cabinet. I can’t stand either one. I love love love middle eastern, japanese, and greek flavor palates, btw. Also, medieval ones, but those are kinda hard to find sometimes. Oh, and I desperately need a new tea ball. ;-) -- Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? indeed I do… but in size FAT, aka women’s 2x or 3x. I love *dark colored* halloweenie ones – nothing floofy and girly, please… well, other than hello kitty. >.< -- What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Not all that big on chocolate, but milk and white I do like. Almonds, pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts (omg, hazelnuts…), orange flavor (no crèmes), and caramel (regular and salted), bacon (if it’s *REAL*-no ‘bacon flavored’. Faves are stuff like chocolate oranges, salted caramel truffles, Ferrero Rocher truffles, nutella, and turtles. Only candy, though. I don’t like most chocolate baked goods – no chocolate chip cookies here. Won’t eat dark chocolate at all – I don’t like the bitterness. -- I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? Dunno, as I’ve never been to a trader joe’s or penzey’s, whole foods… I dunno. Essential oils are good – orange, lemon, tea tree, cajeput, eucalyptus, lavender, chamomile, any carrier oils… and if anyone can find me some *real* Jaffa Cakes, I’ll love them forever. --- Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? if it’s preserved/packaged properly, go for it. --- I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! hrm… *good* nail polish and halloween/hello kitty socks, probably. --- What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants? Japanese, Thai, Greek, Middle Eastern (esp. Moroccan). I couldn’t give you a favorite restaurant because I don’t eat out very often. --- is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available in canada? I honestly can’t think of anything that’s only available in canada that I’d want. --- What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Dr. Who (9th Dr. FTW), Firefly, HP Lovecraft/Cthulhu, generic tabletop gaming (especially about neutral/evil/chaotic stuff or related to ‘misunderstood’ characters-there’s one I’ve been wanting that says ‘I’m *NOT* a necromancer… I don’t care what you *heard*.’), zombies, hello kitty (and any combinations of my other fandoms), nightmare before xmas, pirates, Futurama, batman, x-men --- Do you have an eReader and if so which one? I have a kindle and a tablet pc. The kindle is my baby. -- Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I don’t have a tart burner but I’d use one. I love candles, though. My favorite scents so far are Fireside, Leaves, or Autumn from B&BW. -- Marzipan? Meh. -- Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? sure. they make great tea/spice bags, too. -- Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail? nom nom nom. I luff pepper and fruity ones. WV looks like it’s ok. --- If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? sure. Spices and anything caramel are my friends. --- If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? sooooocks for my big ass feet. That and a beret and any of the dr. who stuff on my ravelry page. I’d love the oncoming storm fingerless glove thingies and the bigger on the inside shawl. --- Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? 5 year old daughter who loves fruity candies esp. strawberry – not gummies, though – and is obsessed with hello kitty, strawberry shortcake, Brave, and spongebob. --- Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. hmm… eeeenteresting. Sure! --- I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? please? --- How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? that’d be kinda nifty. --- Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? That’d be cool. I’ve been trying to teach the monkey that just because it’s not something you can sit and pet, doesn’t mean it’s not a nice animal or doesn’t serve a purpose. Even though I’m terrified of spiders, they still *do* something useful. --- Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? Luis Royo (Moonlight is one of my faves), Gorey, Giger (I *love* the Li stuff), Waterhouse (I’d love a print of La Belle Dame Sans Merci or The Lady of Shalott), Leighton (The Accolade and Godspeed), Tom Sullivan (did all of the monsters for The Evil Dead – great artwork too.) --- If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? Search ‘lovecraftian’ on google images and you’ll get an idea. Lots of muted colors, odd greens and browns, tentacles, angles that aren’t supposed to exist. That kind of stuff. --- Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? Deadly Nightshade Honey, The Black Rider, Depraved, and Poisoned Apple --- I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish? I honestly haven’t ever tried any of the indie nail polishes. The ones I usually get are Finger Paints, Orly, OPI, and China Glaze. I’ve been kind of eyeballing the magnetic nail polishes – seems like fun. Also, I *mostly* do metallics – no glitter. And I do NOT wear pink, yellow, orange, or gold polish. Usually purple, blue, red, bronze, or silver, although I’m on the lookout for the nifty purple-green I saw once upon a time. --- Stuffed things: yea or nay? only if they’re weird. I saw a pattern for a knitted Beholder I’d love to have… and the little knitted Dr. Who (again, 9th Dr.) and Rose Tyler and Daleks! --- mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? Soups and stuff, yes. Cookies, probably not. I can make those myself.
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    What BPAL would this fictional character wear?

    Worm Moon and Graveyard Dirt would also be good for Urgathoa, Loviatar, Sacred Whore of Babylon, and Leather Phoenix would be appropriate for Calistria, and if i remember my cosmologies correctly, Shub-Niggurath would work for Lamashtu. Port-au-Prince would be good Cayden Cailean and The Isles of Demons for Asmodeus, as well. oh, and i think Sea of Glass would be good for Sarenrae.
  15. sarielswish

    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    I would try Athens or Cairo for the Kyphi scent. for Orange Sapphire, maybe Geisha in Orange Kimono Admiring a Samurai or Night-Gaunt? Night Gaunt, on me, is far too bitter and almost oily... Orange Sapphire is a spicy sweet scent - not *sticky* sweet and definitely not bitter. hadn't tried Geisha yet, though. as a side note, Azzemour comes off (on me) as sandalwood and amber, with some spices and *VERY* minimal rose. i never got any of the tangerine, violet, or bergamot they mention in the notes. hell, if i'd known it even had violet in it, i probably wouldn't have bought it originally.