From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?
Hallowe'en: Las Vegas - have a decant coming! I've gone a little decant crazy for this one - 19!!!
Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?
Not me. I'm a somewhat reformed nail biter
Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?
I wish there were but an age between sixteen and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest. For there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. -not sure who wrote it originally but it is from my favourite book (which I've lost ) Tamlin by Pamela Dean
Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...
I love all candles equally - well size anyway. For scents I love patchouli, vanilla, coconut, amber, lavender, apple (really just nothing floral, watery, or too melony)
Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?
I love all sorts of knitted items! I'm a fan of jewel tones and blacks and greys. Nothing too pale since I'm already there naturally I need something to protect my noggin and neck this year, as well as arms. I was thinking about getting something like this for the colder months:
Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?
Love homemade foods. I'm a big canner and pickler so I appreciate all the work that happens in the kitchen. I just don't enjoy nuts or dried fruit in things.
What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?
Snake Oil and The Red Queen. I have imps so I just keep putting off buying bottles.
Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar?
Not yet, though my cousin tells me I have to get with it lol
I have a facebook page and a twitter account. It's either under my full name or kyrsed
Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?
this has a lot of items I love. I really love photos that people take of nature and cemeteries (I love anything a little dark, crumbling and gothic)
this one should have access to all my favourites on Etsy - you may find some you love as well!!
Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?
What is your favorite animal?
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Don't get dressed up. I will be hanging with my DH to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary that day!!!!
If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.)
It would be a pendant or wall art and I would love something mythical and dark like a dragon
How do you feel about nick-knacks?
My house would tell you that I love them. particularly dragons, gargoyles and the like
What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?
We always spend all major holidays with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our Christmas is a 3-4 day blowout that involves 3 dinners and a curling tournament (none of us are actual curlers - it just seemed Canadian to do it so we do) as well as a board game day. Everything important happens with these people for me, we even travel together (all 23 of us!)
Do you like going to the movies?
Sometimes, I'm mostly a homebody and snuggle in with DH
What are your favorite restaurants?
I love all things mexican - not a lot of chains in our area. My favourite is a small place called Bella Jacks. I also enjoy Kelseys and Jack Astors. Also shawarmas are a major weakness for me.
Do you play any video games?
Not much right now. I used to play a lot of WOW, but I've been off it for about 8 months.
Do you like any anime?
Fushigi Yugi was something I used to watch years ago!
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?
I do have a kindle, but I have an amazing case for it already
how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be?
I enjoy jewelry, I just don't wear much. At work I'm not allowed to wear anything with colour - only metal like silver or gold (and I only wear silver).
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?
I love love love recipes. Particularly baking though I do cook as well. I don't do very complicated recipes mostly because DH is kind of picky. Neither of us are into anything with dried fruit or nuts in it. I think almost anything else goes. (I also don't do tomato sauce) I'm on a big kick to make everything from scratch.
Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above?
I have a medicine cabinet where everything goes right now (awesomeness), but I could always used something for the unloved imps I have.
Muppets: yea or nay?
Love Henson and the Muppets. I also quite enjoy Fraggle Rock and his Storyteller series.
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?
Love Calvin and Hobbes (don't own any), For Better Or For Worse, and Retail.
Favorite Mythological Creature?:
I'm a hardcore western dragon fan(ie. Dungeons and Dragons type dragon - I'm not a fan of the Chinese dragon). I actually have 3 dragon tattoos including a huge one on my arm.
Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers
Not so much. I have really short hair and I don't suit "girly" looks - wish I did but flowers and many headbands look horrible on me. scarves and bandanas on the other hand look great.
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?
I wish. Sadly the smoke of it doesn't agree with me. I've always wanted to but I just need to stick with candles.
- Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?
I am a fan. I've never been sorted but I would imagine I would be in Ravenclaw (though I have leanings towards Slytherin and Hufflepuff believe it or not!)
- If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?
I love love love gift cards from bookstores so Amazon for the States (I have a kindle) or Chapters/Indigo from here in Canada. I think many online retailers would be awesome too.
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? I've always enjoyed Greek Mythology and loved Perseus.
If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture!
I do game. My favourite character was Tayrin Marr. She was a class created from my husband's world (he writes fantasy - though he still needs to get off his duff and try to get published) - kind of a sorcerer/fighter/bard type. Her sword was a little like a tuning fork (two pronged). She's tall (5'10") and has some tone to her and about 150 lbs. She has long thick black hair and bright blue eyes. In appearance she has a 19 charisma and I always though she was a mix of Jordana Brewster and Sarah McLaughlin. She also has a familiar/mount that is a faerie dragon (he grows to horse size). He is also magical in that he can become a full tattoo covering her back. Clothingwise she tends towards pants and tunics - she doesn't wear armour. wow, that's a lot of info hehehe
If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality!
I would love to see my husband's world. It's our joke that when we die we will be reincarnated into his world full of magic and heroics.
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?
Chocolate and a trashy regency romance novel. something about indulging in chocolate and smut can really make me happier.
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?
I love comics. We have a lot here though I haven't actively collected in about 3 years (moved to a place without comic book stores - though there are a few in the next town I often don't have the time to get to them). I loved x-men (as long as there was some Rogue or Gambit goodness), lots of indie stuff like Gloom Cookie, Nightmares & Fairytales, Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Death Jr), Roman Dirge (Lenore etc), Jhonen Vasquez (Squee, JTHM, Fillerbunny), Tommy Kovac (Stitch), Fsc, Bunnywith, Crab Scrambly, I used to love all the CrossGen stuff till they went under (have tons of it in boxes). The art is very important to me - check out the artists on the books I've already mentioned to get an idea of what I love, it's amazing stuff. Now excuse me while I dig out all of that greatness
Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?
Sadly I have no musical abilities. If I could play anything it would be the drums.
Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?
I'm hoping to start container gardening next year - mostly food and spices, though I would love to start some lavender as well. I would love anything that would help me towards that.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?
I don't decorate for any holidays - mostly out of laziness. Hallowe'en stuff would be up all year long with the decor I have in my house. I have a few skulls laying around as well as several witches.
Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?
I don't really.
Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:
Nope, though I think they are awesome. In the past my family has bought as a gift for my grandparents cows and chickens and such for families in the third world (they have always been involved with Foster Parents Plan).
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?
I love Felicia Day (We once twittered each other about WOW) - she's so great and real! I do love Duran Duran - going to see then 2x in October As a general rule I don't think I obsess too much about any "celebrity". I pretty much appreciate what they do but I would never want to meet them in real life for fear of ruining the illusion. There are a few out there that I respect though.
are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?
sadly no - always one note that messes the whole thing for me I love their soaps but discovered this year that cinnamon in a soup does not my body like - perfume on the other hand isn't so bad)
If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat?
Our cat does play with mouses and the like. She loves catnip and is easily stoned.
What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays?
Such a tough call! The 3 I think about the most are ones that I was here to get and never got around to it. VILF, Cake Smash, and Black Lace. Of long ago ones I look at any of the Monsterbait series and the Foodie Velvets (Clown, Nudie, Pink Kitty, Tiki, and Unicorn). There are others, but I should stop somewhere
Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls?
Honestly, check out my amazon wishlist and my etsy favourites page. I enjoy Paulina Cassidy as well as many of the artists in my favourites. I am always on the lookout for framable Brian Froud art - I have a blank wall itching for more of his art - the busier the better, and any size works!) I think I've already mentioned I love gothic type pictures (ie old crumbling cemeteries), and wild nature pictures. I don't often like people in the pictures unless you can't see them clearly. Also I love love love SHAG. He is collaborating with Walt Disney World right now for their 40th anniversary and I am going apeshit wanting some of it.
If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?
I enjoy beauty and makeup (I work for MAC). I tend towards all natural stuff when off duty. I have a number of etsy shops that I find interesting. When it comes to colours I am pale pale pale (nc15/nw15 in MAC foundations sometimes - they can go dark on me), my undertone is more pink then golden. When it comes to the colours I wear I will do anything but neutrals (browns). I mostly play with my eyes - the brighter the better (love reds, pinks, oranges and yellows on the eyes best). I mostly wear lip conditioners on my mouth though wouldn't mind trying lip stains. Josie Marin and Tarte are two companies that I'm interested in. I would love to find a non-pencil natural eyeliner in black but haven't had the time to look into it.
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?
I don't drink hot beverages, though I'm starting to wonder if they aren't some good teas out there for sweet iced tea (the only kind we really drink in Canada).
Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)
I do collect old records to rock out to sometimes. Mostly I put anything I get right onto my laptop so cd's or mp3's are perfect. I'm interested in checking out Adele (I just know that one song of hers that gets lots of airplay). I love old stuff - classic rock , psychedelic trippy music from the 60's and 70's, 80's hair metal, 80's pop. I would love to hear more of todays gothic or orchestra metal. The bands I know are Lacuna Coil (I have the Comalies album as well as the Enjoy The Silence ep), and Entwine (I have DieVersity, and Fatal Design).
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?
Would love it. Some of my favourite artists were ones I was introduced to on mixed tapes/cds.
If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?
That would be amazing - nothing like knowing that someone was thinking about you when they were away!
Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?
I would love going for walks in the woods (if there were any nearby). Sadly I am on my feet all day so exercise is never on my mind.
Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?
nope - though I love cross-stiching anything with dragons, faeries, wizards and the like. also these are fun
Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?
No desk, but I do have a craft table and a make up table! craft supplies are always awesome (I paper craft a bit and do my fabric crafts a bit)
Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?
I am! I love love love Hair. I also enjoy Les Miz, Jesus Christ Superstar (the movie is awesome in all its hippy-dippiness), West Side Story, and the music of Phantom.
I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific!
I love thrift, though honestly I'm more into shopping in them because I'm always on the lookout for specific things. I'm more into used books as gifts.
Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?
I don't have an etsy shop but I do have a huge number of favourites.
Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box?
I would definitely squee. I'm a Disney junkie and try to hit WDW once every year or two. I've never been to Disneyland though.
What are your favorite types of Halloween candy?
I love chocolate and caramels. Don't generally like hard candy like suckers, and dislike jellybeans. I also have a real soft spot for vanilla salt water taffy. Gummy is also good.
Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.
I'm more of a soap girl. Right now I have Snow White in the shower. I enjoy Villainess, and have tried their Decadance scent. Any soaps with my favourite scents would be awesome (patchouli, vanilla, coconut, lavender, red musk).
How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?
I love chocolate like Turtles and chocolate covered almonds. I love chocolate and mint when it's a really smooth mint. I enjoy chocolate and peanut butter together, and I adore chocolate and caramel. I also love things like chocolate covered banana chips. About the only thing I don't mix chocolate with is fruit. I have always been intrigued by the chocolate covered bugs - weird but true. The only chocolate I really hate is white chocolate (and really really cheap sawdust chocolate - like some of the solid bunnies you get at Easter)
Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like?
I never have - but it doesn't mean I wouldn't. I love the look of beads - particularly glass ones.
Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?!
Love them. I'm obsessed with an Etsy shop LeBellaCaramella - particularly their chocolate covered salted caramels. I've been craving them for a while but she hasn't put anything up in a few months (busy with wedding favours and such I believe).
Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like?
I love hand dyed items. Fabric wise I am a bit of a freak. I only like cottons and the like. Anything too soft freaks me out (I can't touch velvet, velour, corduroy, terry cloth - unless I'm wet, silk, felt, or suede). I have serious textile issues Colour-wise I love all colours - as long as they are a medium tone or darker (too pale and it washes me out). Any design would be awesome!
This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes?
I love pretty stones. I grew up near the beach so I was always looking for nice smooth stones.
And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek?
I love Think Geek - nothing in particular I'm jonesing for. Just please nothing bacon flavoured.
Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share?
I've just gotten into this - so I'm plugging away at filling my boards.
How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir?
I love souvenir towels and such. I'm also a sucker for homemade facecloths.
How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion?
It was a wedding and I wore black dress pants and a dressy dark green t-shirt ( I just came from work and didn't have much time to get ready)
Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format?
No thank you.
If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now?
No kids here.
Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!)
The bags are beautiful but sadly I can't handle the feel of felt
Are there any patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?
If it's for the house I'm more interested it it being certain colours and not too girly or kitschy (I stick to blues/greys/purples). I do love skulls though.
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
I could definitely handle that. I don't drink hot beverages - but I love cold ones.
If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc?
Sadly not a tea drinker.
Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)
I enjoy all puzzles (often doing crosswords and such in front of the tv)
Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?
Organized, empathetic, optimistic, funny, liberal, smart, friendly, honest, trouble-shooter, dependable.
How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?
Not a drinker
What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.)
Big fan of fudge and brownies. I enjoy a softer fudge (either maple or chocolate). No nuts in either please (not allergic, just don't think that nuts belong in baked goods). I live in Ontario so weather isn't always an issue here - it's already cooling down.
Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?
Never had it. I'm always interested in trying new things (just nothing fruit flavoured - I like my fruit right off the tree/bush)
Does anyone like kimchi?
Never tried it before. It looks interesting!
Would you be interested in a sample box (from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)?
Quandry. The beauty junkie in me would go apeshit crazy over these, but the eco-girl I'm becoming would probably not use much of it. I love love love samples of stuff so I suppose if there was someplace like this that focused on homemade/earth-friendly stuff I would curl into a ball and weep for joy
You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy?
For the Lab I would get all the bottles on my wishlist, Boo, Sprinklecakes, a 4th WILF bottle (cause I loves it so) Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat, Heroine, Sachs, Violens, Liz, Hellboy, Tombeur, and La Mano Del Destino.
My Post order would be much larger - here goes... I would love Tees of Hallowe'en, The District, Explorers Society, Blasphemies, and Resurrection. I would love yoga pants of Belladonna and Hemlock - and another pair of the Ars Moriendi (I wore mine through!). Atmo sprays in all the rpg scents, Mahogany Hall, and Cathouse. I'd get all the Vampire Tarot Tee's and scents, I'd grab all the new Bath Brews. I'd buy Bath Oils of Spun Sugar Spectre, Snake Oil, Gula, Luxuria, Ira, Castitas, and Hedonsim. Shub soap and lots of Snake Oil soap. A Salome locket, Snake Oil hair gloss, Triple Dagger imp case, and lots of the little notepads. I really need to win the lottery or something!
Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?
The Beet It scent looks amazing, as does Moundshroud, Blackbird, Lavender Truffle, The Man In The Moon, Gold Frankinscense and Myrrh, and Sweet Cheeks. I got a lovely sample of Lavender Truffle once with a decant circle I was in. The soap was wonderful.
Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes
We live in a sport-free household.
How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like?
I can be obsessive with notebooks and the like. I spend way too much time in stationary sections of stores. Check out the artists I mention in the comic section. I love that sort of art for any kind of stationary and such.
Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee?
I have no prejudices with regards to it.
How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in?
I love homemade monstery plushes. The weirder they are the better.
how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels?
That would be cool. I label mine now but never thought of the colour coding - pure awesomesauce.
When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most?
My hubby - he brings me a yummy heating pillow of sorts and tucks me in front of the tv to watch lots of movies. I'm particularly found of watching old MASH episodes. I'm also usually snuggled up to a trashy romance novel.
What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)
Taking the train to Disney World (I hate flying) and staying for a month at Port Orleans French Quarter there. It's where we stayed on our honeymoon and I want to be back there. Also never having to work again would be awesome.
What do you really NOT want?
To be honest, anything that someone takes the time to send me will be loved. It will be exciting to find out how someone else sees me!
Interested in anything from Lush?
I'm really interested in their new toothy tabs - all but their Atomic and Ultrablast flavours. I use their Angels on Bare Skin in the shower and love it. I'm also interested in their toner tabs (not the tea tree one). I have used their Figs and Leaves soap and loved it. My other love from them is Ceridwen's Cauldron.
Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc?
This is the only blog I have - and it is just to assist in the SW.
Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark?
I love reading and am always looking for bookmarks - I usually just grab a scrap paper.
How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also
Not really interested. I'm a homebody that doesn't do much but hang with her honey.
do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch?
Would love it!
Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific?
I work in a mall so I eat fast food more than I would like too. I try to cook as much as possible though. I love cookbooks, particularly baking ones. Check out my Amazon wishlist for ideas. As for utensils, I think I'm pretty set for now (though I could really use a jam bag).
How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever?
I think those are very cool. I think something soothing would be awesome.
How do you feel about maple syrup?
I enjoy and want to try to make my own this winter!
Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?
I did love the original trilogy. I've seen the prequels (actually my uncle did computer animation on the second prequel - he used to work for ILM!) but didn't love them. I've only seen clips of Clone Wars and have never read the books. My favourite characters were Wedge and the other rebel dude in the first movie that said "Stay on target" - cracks me up every time.
Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)
I do love beef. I love it soft and thick lol.
Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work
I only read stuff at home - though the girls at work would get a kick out of anything dirty and wouldn't be surprised that it was a card for me (I myself am mighty racy!)
Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay)
I am a fan. Loved David Tennent (on my list of doable guys my DH can't get pissed about) and enjoyed Chris Eccelston. I'll admit I haven't seen much of Matt Smith yet though DH and I are planning on a few marathons for me to catch up. I came late to the show and have only seen the episodes with Rose as the companion - so the first two seasons when it began again. DH also loves Tom Baker - though he agrees that Tennant is the best so far.
Anyone love Buffy/Angel?
Adore Buffy and liked some of Angel (the puppet episode was hilarious). I still remember when it started and making fun of it cause I hated the movie. The first episode I watched on tv was the one with Amy and her mom. I never looked back after that. It's one of my desert island tv shows (along with MASH, Gilmore Girls, Sons of Anarchy, and Roseanne)
How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?
I think those are pretty darn cool. I have a 2nd gen touch and a 3rd gen kindle. check out my art likes in the comics section and in my etsy wishlist for ideas.
How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?
I like gummies - my cousin got me this HUGE freaking gummy worm for christmas. At first I thought it was a 2-headed dildo!!! I wondered why I had to open it in from of my entire family lol. It was good but way too much to eat alone - it was about the length of my gorilla arm!!
Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney?
I don't do cutesy at all. I love skulls and creepy decor but I also have a way too active imagination and am VERY prone to nightmares (even if DH just talks about what happens in a scary movie I will dream about it). I don't watch horror or thriller movies at all - I believe there is something that lives under my bed and that if I don't rush into the room and jump on the bed it will get me (yes I am 36 years old lol). The only thing that saves me in our house is that it is old so I would know if things were creeping around at night - I'm a very light sleeper.
That being said I would love this is my backyard
Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?
My ears are pierced but I don't wear anything in them - allergies to metals. I do have one stainless steel hoop in my upper cartilage that I haven't removed in about 10 years.
How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?
I enjoy them - my husband loves them. I made them once, talk about a lot of work. Didn't love the recipe so I'm still trying to find one that isn't so heavy. The cream part was way too sweet (something like 4 cups of icing sugar!!!)
Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?
The one I'm really hunting is Me Without You (Michelle Williams and Anna Friel). It's one of my favourites and I have it on vhs.
Does anyone like postcards?
I love postcards - especially cheesy ones!
Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?
I love TNG the best though I watched quite a bit of Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise. I always loved Barkley (particularly the Voyager episode where he's the main character trying to get in touch with them). I also enjoyed Troi.
Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?
I'm going to see Duran Duran 2x in one week next month! Once on Simon's birthday and the other time I will be 10th row centre - cannot wait!
Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?
I love photos - you can check out my Etsy favourites. However I also realize that it could be tough to send a framed pic through the mail.
Dear Witchees, are you interested in sample boxes such as The Little Black Box or Sweet Diva boxes?
They look pretty cool actually.
Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear?
I love t-shirts (anything but white) - and I wear an xl (I don't like anything to tight or short - I love the TP tissue tees)
How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc....
I like the spiciness of fall scents like pumpkin - though there are other scents I like better.
Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?
This is new to me - very cool.
If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.
I honestly can't think of anything. Postcards would be my big thing I think.
Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?
those are very cool - and no need for toes either! i love colour - any colour!
Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe?
Yes, yes, yes. These are the only socks I wear though those yoga socks are cool for around the house. I also like them to be knee high if possible.
What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?
This is a weird one. Our rooms upstairs are a medium blue grey but I haven't gotten around to decorating switch covers for the outlets and light switches. My furniture is black or white and I love glitter and such. There are 2 light switches and 6 outlet covers. I would be so excited with these. I decorated one once when we live somewhere else. I painted it black and dumped blue glitter all over it lol!
How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you?
Not enough nail to polish.
Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way
I love twist up lip balm. All flavours but cherry and mint. I can never have enough either.
How do you feel about getting art supplies in general?
Sadly I'm not very artistic except with makeup.
How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?
I have several of their styles. I take an xxl in their shirts or a medium guys shirt (I like a little room)
If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up?
I'd either stick to food or look at skincare - particularly anything natural.
Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?
I wouldn't say no. I do a lot of pickling and canning myself so I always appreciate the work that goes into it.
Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?
Mostly black and white but as you can see from my etsy favourites I can do a punch of colour here and there - or washed out colour. I generally like nature shots the best.
oh WITCHEE would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works
It looks cool, but no thanks - I love stationary, I just don't think I need that much.
Amigurumi, yes or no?
they are made of awesome - don't have any yet and am not yet so gifted in my yarnwork to make them. I do have the Creepy Cute Crochet book.
I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!
Nothing jumps to mind actually.
If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?
My hubby and I as Codex and Fawkes in season 4 of The Guild. Ok, kind of a joke but not really. More fantasy and less bodice-ripper.
Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get
I would pick up the xxl babydoll lovers vampire tarot shirt from the post and I would go slightly over by buying a 5ml Snake Oil from the Lab.
Are there any characters that you love or identify with?
I loved Sandra Bullock's character in Practical Magic (I really want that spellbook for all my recipes and home stuff), and I identify a little with Angela Chase
A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty?
I mostly focus on fantasy type stuff. I'm definitely not into abstract (with my own creations) and I don't do "cutesy". I'm an organized person so I prefer following directions, my imagination doesn't include me doing art willy-nilly. That being said I have some rough ideas for making tops for myself that I've just thought of, though I haven't tried to execute them.
Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?
They look interesting, but none on my must have list.
Do you like Legos?
I always loved the old legos that were just squares and rectangles. None of these newfangled sets.
So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?
It would be better to witch me at work since I am in a mall and get visitors once in a while. My schedule is so over the place that I never know when I am home.
Sooo...Cthulhu: yay or nay?
I've started reading all of his fiction. It's creepy as hell so I have to read it during the day and then watch funny stuff after so that I can limit my chance of nightmares. I need to read it all though lol. I do have a My Little Cthulhu figure which I love.
Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off?
Move our kitchen from the basement to the main level of our house. It will involve knocking a wall down and tramatizing our cat so we haven't started it yet. The other thing is to take a class on making cold-process soap. There is a place near me that offer one but it's $150 (you get to take home 17 bars of soap as well). Once I learn how to do it safely I'm gonna do this at home for gifts and such.
Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:
1)Screaming Trees - All I Know
2)Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
3)Gowan - Lost Brotherhood
4)The Beatles - Slow Down
5)The Ronettes - Be My Baby
6)The Tragically Hip - Giftshop
7)Jackson Browne - The Pretender
8)Mandy Moore - Only Hope
9)Meatloaf - Rock And Roll Dreams Come True
10)Rheostatics - Connecting Flights
Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting
For the lab I'm thinking Sprinklecakes, Boo (it ages sooo well!), La Mano De Destino, and an imp of Gnome. I would also get about a dozen wand caps. For the post I want goblin squirts of all the rpg room scents, the Blasphemy t-shirt in xxl female, the belladonna yoga pants, the Hallowe'en tissue t in an xxl, and the Spun Sugar Spectre Bath Oil. With the post I always need to make sure it is worth my while for the shipping.
Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance!
No thanks, I wouldn't know what to do with them.
If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences?
I would love a cowl that was fairly loose - but with warmth. I don't mind a soft but bulky yarn. All my winter outerwear is black or grey, so I don't mind some colour - preferably jewel tones.
Witches - speak to me of shower gels! What companies/scents do you recommend/prefer?
I mostly use bar soap in the shower though I do have Dr. Bronner's lavender 18-in-1 castille soap, and I have it in almond as well.
On another note I have a question: If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it?
Bette is not much for photos. She is a beautiful scaredy black cat with a foot fetish.
How do you feel about terrariums?
Love the look of them. I saw some on Etsy but sadly they can't be shipped into Canada from the states.
Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like?
I own a lovely pair of black wings.
What's your favorite horror movie?
Can't do them sadly. When I was 13 a friend had a bunch of us over for a Hallowe'en sleepover and they had rented Witchboard, Dolls, Friday the 13th part 4 maybe, and Hallowe'en. I spent most of the time in another room with her little sister. Sadly when the sister went to be I was stuck with my friends and the horror movies - they made me sleep closest to the door in the living room. I still shudder when I think about it!
If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day.
Hmmm. Right now I use MAC's Cleanse Off Oil to remove all of my makeup (As I work for them please don't send me any of this lol), The Soapworks Aloe and Vit. E bar on my face to clean, a homemade face mist to tone, and Avalon Organics Lavender Ultimate Moisture Cream. I also use a shampoo bar from The Soapworks right now. On my body it is soap from the Post - presently Snow White, and I use the Bath Oils as a moisturizer (also Snow White right now). I just started using a Weleda spray deodorant in sage and I'm loving it. I've been getting into wanting to make my own stuff so at some point I want this to all be natural and homemade. Food and drinkwise every day is different. I am in the process of making everything I eat at home from scratch (I want to be a pioneer woman). I'm not so good at that outside of the house. I work in a mall so sadly if I don't have time to make my lunch it is food court food.
Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay?
Definitely a Yay!!! All but Emma actually - meddlesome bitch. Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park are my two favourites. I do enjoy some Darcy.
I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind?
I enjoy quotes in the house. Anything fantasy or fairytale inspired. Something from Peter Pan would be very cool. I have quotes in my living room from The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. The Neverending Story would be cool. Anything along those lines.
Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you?
I enjoy it quite a bit. I think Victorian stuff is cool. Every once in a while I look around for funeral art that includes hair made into things like flowers. Pictures are also lovely, jewelry not so much. I love the look of it, I just dont wear it.
If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc?
I'm a big fan of the art. I don't care how amazing the story is, if the art isn't good I would read it. Check out my comic question up near the top for examples of great art.
If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it?
Coconut milk, unearthed, vanilla bean, and mint medley. In that order I think.
if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be?
The Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies. Brian Froud rocks and I love his work.
Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.?
I love learning how to do stuff.
What's 'your' song/your theme song?
I always tell my hubby it's "Because I'm Awesome" by The Dollyrots. I tend to make up songs about myself actually. I sometimes add dances to it too (lots of butt wiggling)
What would be your superpower?
Bampfing. Teleporting to those of you unfamiliar with Nightcrawler.
Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt?
As long as it's my size sure.
Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts!
I will say no cause I make a killer granola bar.
Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever?
I do, though I haven't worn one in many years. It would have to be all silver, and anything fantasy on it would be awesome.
If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes?
I can always use an ipod touch cover. I like the idea of something knit and simple. No need for any extra pockets but perhaps something to tie down my earphones would be cool.
Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes?
That would be amazing. I love artwork like that.
If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes?
I'm enjoying this site right now, but am a little overwhelmed with choices
Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people!
For my house it is as I mentioned earlier - greys/blues/purples (all washed out - nothing too bright). I don't mind a little fire colour thrown in for a splash of colour.
What is your favorite word?
for the sound of it aloud I will have to say ejaculate. Sadly true lol.
What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?
I love the idea of theses. I'd love long ones, I think any style, and black if possible (so I can wear them at work)
Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives?
I use all actually. I love them equally.
What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty?
I love sweet and don't mind sour. I am not much of a salty fan - though I do love chips. I pick all the salt off of pretzels.
So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question)
Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?
Nope - busy with family stuff.
Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? http://www.muttermus....com/merchant2/
I alway love Madam Talbot's art and I like anything "freakshow". Someday I will have to find my way there.
I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like?
I'm interested. Here are ones I might like - Bendel Vanilla Bean Type, Black Marshmallow, Black Noel, Black Sugar Cake, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Voodoo, Bourbon Vanilla, Coconut Cream Pie, Coconut Rum Cake, Goblin, Mint Eyelet, Pink Patchouli, and Vanilla Mint.
what's your favorite kind of pizza?
Don't eat it - hate tomato sauce and have just never bothered trying anything without.
who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want!
I love Stevie Nicks. Also Dharma from Dharma and Greg, and all the people in the movie Hair.
Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area?
I'm always on the lookout for a good soft maple fudge with no nuts. That and vanilla salt water taffy.
What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel, like this?
No thanks. They are cute but I'm not into mice or felt.
Is there anything you like or would like to try from Bath & Body Works?
No thank you.
What would you think of a hair kerchief (with a matching scarf) ?
Love it. Any colour would be awesome, but if it's black I could wear it to work.
Look down. What are you wearing, right now?
Nothing but my wedding ring. I'm in bed with my laptop.
how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like?
I have no problems with it.
It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything?
Stay in bed and cuddle with the husband.
Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves?
Yes indeed I would.
Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood?
After I crawl into bed I always pull out my ipod touch and play a few games of solitaire until I am tired enough to fall asleep. We also sleep with a sound machine so that I can listen to crickets.
Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts?
I get a kick out of the It one, and the magic missiles one. Pretty well any DnD shirt works with me.
Princess Bride? Yay or nay?
A big old yay!
What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches?
Mother Hulda. I had to actually look up the name cause I couldn't remember it.
Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try?
I love Red Band wine gums (from Holland I think). Honestly, I am a candy junkie so as long as it meets my upper criteria of no fruit etc.
Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in?
I love maple sugar candy.
If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it?
As interesting as that is, there are much cheaper yummy chocolate options.
Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP?
To be honest I am a little overwhelmed by all of their scents. If there are ones you love and think I would like according to my scent loves then please feel free to share. I'm so fond of BPAL that I have never ventured into other scent makers.
say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you?
I think I would probably be Athena's progeny. I like to think I'm pretty wise, and I am definitely a problem-solver.
Do you like lavender as a flavor as well as a scent?
Yes I do. Lavender honey is my favourite flavour of honey. I've tried a few other lavender items like bread. There is a lavender farm not to far away from me where I get my honey.
What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
I'm not sure there is anything. I'm one of those people that will share anything with strangers and friends. I'm known as a bit of an open book. Don't tell me secrets cause I won't keep them. I'm a very bad liar and I tend to over share.
So who else watched Babylon 5?
Never tried it.
If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be?
Maharhette (also a name I will give a daughter if I ever have one - middle name though, not first)
Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable?
I've done these tests for work. If I remember I was expressive with quite a bit of analytical.
Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside?
I don't mind creepy dolls etc - heck I collect living dead dolls. My husband's teddy bear has tried to kill me a few times so he now sleeps in a drawer. I have no fear of most insects and reptiles. I don't like centipedes a whole lot - they move too fast. Spiders are ok in my book (my hubby hates them). Weirdly enough, what I am most freaked out about are tools like axes and saws. Knives are also not my friend (neither are cans - about 6 years ago I cut my thumb opening a can of peaches and got 16 stitches for my trouble).
What level of contact were you hoping for from your witch?
I didn't specify actually. Anything my witch is able to do is wonderful to me. As long as I know s/he is out there it is all good. My witch has been beyond amazing so far. I've had a great first experience. Hi witch if you are reading this you have been brightening up my weeks.
Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?
Mexican is key. Shawarma is also awesome. I love diners and chains. Just a reminder though that many of the restaurants in the States aren't up here. The only places I'm not really into are Italian (do not love East Side Marios - to many bad experiences)
Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to?
None I can think of. I would be happy going to any special places like these.
It's Banned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out?
I'm not against trying any of them. I know some are already on my Kindle as samples
JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee?
No thanks. I love The Guild, Buffy and D&D, but I don't need any pop.
I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like?
Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork?
Her art is lovely. I have a soft spot for the fae.
I have a question- What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours?
Texturewise I don't do suede or felt. I prefer across the body. I've always loved the fringed bags but hate that they're suede. I'm definitely more into monochromatic unless there are skulls.
Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series???
I loved them, but don't feel like I missed out.
I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that?
I would try most any candy once.
Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update?
I've added anything I'm interested in to my Amazon wishlist. There were only a few that I really liked the idea of.
The Possets Halloween update is also live; does anything in the update strike your interest?
Bad Catholics is the only one that seems to appeal.
Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal?
It sounds interesting but not a must have.
You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they?
Things I want right now - Disney's The Black Cauldron on DVD, The Beales of Grey Gardens on DVD, Tam Lin by Pamela Dean - I kinda mentioned it because I lost it and really want another copy.
how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc?
Hemp is my friend.
Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could?
Boho. I've found a couple of copies in the past but it's tough.
Describe your sense of humour.
I have a fairly sarcastic sense of humour, though I also really appreciate the likes of Monty Python. I am not at all into slapstick humour or bathroom humour. TV I love that's funny: Community, The Big Bang Theory, MASH, Roseanne, Venture Brothers, Archer. I find these movies funny: Accepted, Easy A, Grandma's Boy, The Wedding Singer, Mallrats, Clerks 2, MP Holy Grail, MP Meaning of Life, Office Space, Revenge of the Nerds, Police Academy.
Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?)
I love reusable grocery bags.
Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent?
Grabby hands *wants*
Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try?
Don't love the look of any of the scents.
The big reveal?
I will be revealing to my witchee. I like to know who to thank but that ultimately comes down to my Witch.
Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee???
I appreciate silly things, but tend to gift them more then get them.
Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want?
What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff?
Sadly, they don't have any Hallowe'en toe socks.
Don't have any right now. My first ever pair of toe socks were considered lucky. I kicked a lot of butt fencing in highschool with them.
Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now?
Just added it to my Amazon wishlist. The History Boys. I had a copy of it but gave it to my cousin because I thought she would appreciate it. Me Without You is also on the list.
Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet?
None I can think of.