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  1. girasol

    Q&A - Switch Witch 2014

    *** Pinterest | Etsy | Amazon | ThinkGeek *** 1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? I've never even tried much pumpkin stuff, so I wouldn't mind receiving a pumpkiny thing or two, but maybe not a whole bombardment (just in case I don't like it so much). 2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). I love pickles! Heavy to ship though. 3. Trading Post wants? I haven't bought anything from the Post in ages. I'd love to try some more hair glosses - the honey is the only kind I've tried so far. 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. I'm not really into Avon (I'm quite particular about makeup in general) but I love the Mary Kay eye makeup remover, and I would be delighted if I was sent that. I have Tupperware out the wazoo, and while all those party plan candles and homewares are nice, I'm pretty anti-clutter and don't really need anything. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I personally barely touch coffee, except for a very occasional espresso after a meal out. Husband is intensely pro-coffee though, so if my witch has a favourite local bean s/he'd like to send, it certainly wouldn't go unloved. My favourite drink is a subtly flavoured black tea - I especially love Earl Grey or citrusy blends. My former witch Arlith also once sent me a set of the Disney Alice in Wonderland tea blends, and the Mad Tea Party blend is pretty much my favourite thing ever. 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? I love to cook, and I find kitchen gadgetry delightful. 7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? Absolutely! Supplies or finished works would be lovely. Anything that my witch was inspired to create - whether artwork, writing, craft, whatever - would be a wonderful gift. 8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? I love everything German and Austrian. Other than my homeland, this is the only part of the world I could ever entertain the idea of living in permanently. I don't know exactly what it is - I just feel comfortable and happy there. I'm not sure I subscribe to the idea of past lives, but if there is such a thing, I shouldn't be surprised if I'd spent several as a Teutonic lass. 9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? A fun pic of my kiddo or pets might be nice! If my witch is an artist, any style s/he prefers to work in is fine with me. 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Mostly reading and some form of art or craft. I sew, do embroidery and cross stitch, knit, crochet, paint, draw. I've done mosaics, silversmithing, ceramics... basically, if it involves some form of creative expression, I will have a crack at it. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? I bet I'd like it, but I've never had the opportunity to play. I guess there just aren't enough geeks in my life 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? I have a few on my Amazon wishlist. I would also really like the DVD of The Crimson Petal and the White, which I think is on Amazon UK. Used is perfectly fine, and our Blu Ray plays multi-region so any region code is fine. 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? I'd be game for pretty much anything that isn't licorice or banana flavoured. My witch probably well and truly got the point from my questionnaire, but I really do detest banana 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? Moon Moon 4 ever. 15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. This is my FB. I'm very happy to friend BPAL folks. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particular exhibitor or artist? I've never been to a con. I'm not really into comic books or anything (I don't dislike them, I just didn't grow up with them). There's nothing in particular I'm seeking, but a cool art print or something would certainly be welcome. 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I enjoy contact with my witch, and have made some great friendships through SW. However, if my witch (or witchee) prefers more minimal contact or even wishes to remain completely anonymous, I'm more than happy to respect their wishes. As Flyby touched on, some participants enjoy the fun of spoiling a stranger with gifts, but due to introversion or social anxiety or a hectic work life or whatever, just aren't up for an email friendship. And that's fine in my book. The ringleaders do their best to match us all up with somebody whose contact preferences align with our own, but since they are also constrained by issues like needing to find enough international shippers for international witches and whatnot, it may not always be possible to get this spot on. I know there have been a few of the more ninja witches in past rounds who were actually quite upset by their witchees complaining in-thread about not being contacted enough, so I think it's really important for us all to try and be as understanding as we can about this issue. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Oh yeah, this kind of thing is fun! 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? Either is fine. Digital is probably easiest, but a physical CD is great too. 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? Erm... my wardrobe is crammed to the gills because I'm to lazy to clean it out and donate the stuff I don't wear to a charity shop? I don't think my witch can do much about that though 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… I like this! My witch last time, mimosa (who I hope did manage to scrape into this round!) sent me a little glass 'lucky duck' and a witch stone, both of which I carry around sometimes when I feel like I need a little boost of luck or protection. 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Not a superstition exactly, but I find masks (the displayed kind, not the worn kind) a bit creepy. My SIL collects Venetian carnival masks and I always feel like they're watching me. 23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? This would be pefectly fine. 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? I love apple things! 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? Not really, though I'm not a fan of angora unless it's in some way certified as cruelty-free, and I really don't like the idea of fur or sheepskin. 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Great, I love decorating for Christmas 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? I don't dislike Hello Kitty, but I'm not a particular fan either. 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Most likely another language or a musical instrument (assuming this fantasy is not hampered by the fact I'm uncoordinated and unmusical). ETA: Wait, yodeling! For some reason I would love to be able to yodel, I just find it awesome and hilarious. Of course, unlikely, since I can't even normal-sing, but again, this is fantasy football right? 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? I like William Carlos Williams, Pablo Neruda and Les Murray. ETA: Oh, and Edgar Allen Poe. And I like Sarah Kay's performance poetry as well - I first saw the TED video of her poem 'If I should have a daughter' right after I actually had my daughter, and it made me cry rather unattractively. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Yes, especially NMBC - I'd love one of the Jack Skellington mugs. 31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) Kawaii/manga stuff is generally not really my thing, but I do like cute things. For stationery I'd probably be more likely to use something fairly minimalist. 32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" I'm sorry if this is still a bit vague, but it really does depend to a large extent on my witch's interests and talents. The most fun SW gifts are often the ones that are handmade, their own artwork or just something personal chosen with real care. Some of my favourite gifts from SW so far have been a hand-knitted hat from Tartchef, a favourite record from millicurie, an adorable amigurumi bee from Arlith (which now belongs to my daughter), handmade glass jewelry from carwoman, an adpoted elephant (!!!) from ellebelle (and she also sent me a series of her absolutely beautiful photographic prints - seriously, witches, take ellebelle up on her offer and send your witchees her photos, you won't be sorry), and the local charms I mentioned earlier from mimosa. It's been said before many a time, but the nicest thing about SW really is the connections and the little glow that comes with knowing someone has gone to such trouble to make your day. 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. Fall at Your Feet - Clare Bowditch (Crowded House cover) Gravity - The Superjesus Cigarettes - Illy Lost in Green Eyes - The Panics 6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps Fear of Flying - Dan Sultan Simon Says - The Wiggles (thanks, toddler) Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers Mad World - Gary Jules Cash in My Pocket - Wiley 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? I have an awesome tarot set (8 bit tarot) from my former witch millicurie. I can't think of any other form of divination I'm especially interested in, though I do harbour fantasties of having my palm read by a wise old Roma woman at a carnival 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO I am, on the whole, pretty uninterested in celebrities, and kind of find the internet's obsessive devotion to particular ones a bit baffling. I would allow both Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston to pass by me in the street completely unmolested, no lie. 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? Glitter's fine. I don't want to be bathed in it, but stuck-down stuff's pretty okay. 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Early 20th century would be pretty ideal, I think. Stylish, civilised enough for indoor plumbing to exist, and before the world wars. 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? Comparison is the thief of joy. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? These days, e-books are more likely to get read quickly - I have a 40min train commute (each way) to and from work each day, which is when I get all my reading done. I still have a fondness for physical books too, though. I read on my iPad mini, so ePub I guess? But I also have the Kindle iPad app, so I guess I can read in Kindle format too, though I haven't tried it yet. I've never bought an audio book because most of the ones I'm interested in seem so expensive to buy, and I'm not willing to make that investment without knowing if I'd even like it (listening to books instead of reading them, I mean). 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? Take or leave, I guess? I'm not prudish about it, but I find a lot of romance and erotica to be embarrassingly badly written. If it's done well it's enjoyable. 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Yes. 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? I don't know! There's some weird kind of alchemy involved, evidently, because the likes of Beth can take a bunch of things that don't even necessarily sound that pleasant and the result is sublime. Any of the win notes in my ?naire or forum profile are a good starting point I think, and beyond that I'm game for being surprised. 43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? Probably critter or something urban - cool street art or an interesting architectural feature? Beyond that I like candid photography of people who just look interesting or intriguing. 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? Are Halloween dragons a thing? Can we make them a thing? I really like dragons. Or black cats are cool, too. 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? Yes, with the disclaimer that the fewer toxic things it contains - siloxanes, bismuth, petrochemicals, BHA - the happier I'd be, and I always prefer products that are as cruelty-free as possible. 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? Profanity is fine, I'm a total potty mouth. As for off-colour humour, it depends in what way it's off-colour I guess? Toilet humour doesn't particularly appeal, and anything that belittles or 'others' unecessarily I wouldn't find funny (racist or homophobic jokes, for example). If it's just kind of irreverent humour, that definitely appeals. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? I've never owned any, but I like them and my hair is probably approaching long enough now. 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? A lady never LARPs in public. 49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. Freak out, no... but I don't think I'd eat it either. Bacon powder sounds pretty repulsive to be honest 50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? Yes, and anything but banana. 51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? I love nail polish, but I'm also an expert-level nail breaker. Hence my nails are usually too short and/or trashed to bother painting. I like the look of the glitter ones, but I also find that removing them wrecks the surface of my nails so I tend to mostly avoid them. 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? That would be cute. 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? I love the beautiful decorative papers you can get from Japan. ETA: Ooh! Ooh! And washi tape! I would LOVE some washi tape. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? I think my wishlist is up to date in this regard. The other possibility is backups for some of my loved GCs, such as Morocco or Lyonesse, to guard against the horror of future discons. 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? I haven't tried that many of their products, but I know that I do like their bar soaps (esp. Honey I Washed the Kids and the two citrusy ones I don't recall the name of) and that I'm not especially fond of the hair treatments or shampoo bars. 56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. I assume this question doesn't apply to me, as it would take a truly obscene number of flyer miles to get me anywhere in the US 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? I prefer babydoll / girly cuts, and usually take a M unless it's cut very small in the bust, in which case L. 58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? I actually haven't looked at ThinkGeek for quite a while. I'll take a look and come back to update this if I see anything interesting. ETA: Okay, I updated my wishlist - it's here. 59. Zombies, yes or no? Not so much. Though I'm in favour of zombunnies. 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? Yes, this would be good. Um, probably wrist or elbow length would be best. 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? Bees. 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? I love pretty much all PBSW products - both the glycerin and the hot process soaps, the scrubs, the lotions, all of it. I'd be especially glad to try anything in the recent LE The Bee's Lament fragrance. 63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? I can't see a great likelihood of this occurring in the circumstances, but I think I'd be okay with it. As long as my witch is ot too put out by domestic chaos and disorder. 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. I am HumanFemale on Ravelry, but my yarny pursuits have taken a backseat in recent times as I've been on a cross stitch and embroidery tear. Yarn wise, I like cotton and supersoft merino best (oh and of course all the insanely expensive stuff like alpaca and cashmere blends). I knit mostly with 8 - 10 ply (worsted weight is the equivalent I think?). 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? Yay! I made a pretty big list of stuff I like in last round's SW help, which is still in a blog post somewhere. 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? Yes please! Cotton would be good for wearables (even winter doesn't get too incredibly cold here). Colours... I can wear pretty much anything except maroon/burgundy, which makes me look like a reanimated corpse. I really like grey for wintery things. 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? Yes, even the stuff I added ages ago I still covet. 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? Yeah, that's no issue for me. 69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types? I haven't burned incense since I was about 16 I think! I wouldn't necessarily be averse to trying a little sampling though. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? If my witch is US based, I would appreciate chipotle powder as it's not so easy to get hold of here. 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? That sounds lovely! 72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? I'd say about an 8? I have very good heat tolerance, but I don't seek out heat for its own sake - I like to still be able to taste other flavours in the dish! 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? I'm not actually sure? I have tried candy corn and found it to be a chalky-textured abomination. But the American grocery store here stocks Zachary brand, and judging from thread comments in past Weenie SW rounds, it seems like Brach's is where it's at. Maybe I just had an unfortunate brush with low-brow candy corn. A former witch once organised a trick-or-treat box for me which had Peeps ghosts in it, they were good. 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? I love fuzzy bedsocks! 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Just the cooler weather, really, summer can be brutal here. I love the golden quality of afternoon sunlight in autumn and taking my daughter to muck around in the leaves. 76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? I actually don't really need cases - the things I use on a regular basis are an iPhone and an iPad mini, and I already have cases for both of them. I could use a little zippered pouch or something for the iPad mini, though - I keep it in my handbag to read ebooks on the train, and it would be good to have a little extra protection for it in case something leaks in my handbag. 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. I have a couple of things on my mental list of 'stuff to buy sometime' - a MAC 219 brush, and I've been coveting the ModelCo heated eyelash curler for awhile. I could also use a better kabuki brush, I don't really like the one I have currently. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? One big box is fine if that's easiest for my witch. I think a reveal near the end of the round would be fun as it keeps the fun of guessing alive for longer, but if it's easier for my witch to send/reveal early, that's fine. 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? I can always use PJs - cotton, preferably. Probably an M, or an L if they're close fitting. 80. Do you like M&Ms? Yes, I prefer the ones with things in them to the plain ones. 81. How about wax melts? I like them, but I'm not super into excessively foodie fragrances. 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? I tend to use Pandora, or just purchase the songs I want on iTunes. 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? I haven't been tempted by an update in awhile, but there's actually several that sound good. The most likely winners are Venustas and Mini Magdalene , but I'd also be interested to try Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha, Hearts for Ghost Friends, The Hierophant and the Empress, Mermaid and Avunculus. 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? I kinda would! These are pretty cool. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Alas, the stuff I like best is expensive. Dermalogica cleansers, I love the toner from Natural Logic on Etsy, and Shiseido moisterisers. I like the body lotions from Paintbox Soapworks. Lip balms, I prefer the stick kind over pots. 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? Maybe a postcard? 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? The fall hat is pretty. 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? I don't mind spiders. 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? I actually just bought some! 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I can always use grocery bags, especially the kind the fold up into a little pouch so I can carry them around in my handbag. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? My daughter's second birthday in a couple of weeks. I have to try and make a Buzzbee cake, wish me luck! 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Hmm. Unsniffed, I can't split it between Little Metalmark and Red Spotted Purple for Metamorphosis, so either of those. Mini-Magdalene from Lilith, and basically any GC on my wishlist. 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Nothing in particular I can think of, but that's mainly because I'm not that familiar with cons and don't really know what one might find there. 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? As above! I can always use cute postcards. 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? The couple rings are cool, but Himself would not wear one. He barely tolerates his wedding band. I really like the Firefly 'Big Damn Hero' keychain though. 96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? I assume this question is not so much directed at the likes of me, but I will answer anyway. Red wine, Bloody Marys and gin and tonics are my drinks of choice, but I don't do a great deal of drinking (generally only if we have friends over for dinner or something like that). I don't really have a need for cocktail books or recipes. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? Sure, a sampling would be nice to try. 98. Jamberry nail wraps? Probably not, I'm not careful enough with my nails! 99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? You pick, witch! Send me a copy of your favourite book. 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? Hmm. This, this, this, this aaand... this. 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? A Moment in Time sounds solidly wonderful, and Flying Kites and Playing Tag in a Garden Full of Gods both have potential. 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? Love it! 103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? Vanilla-infused beeswax. Haha, I cheated! 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? One Pale Woman, Lips of Flame and Heart of Stone, Little Maggie, and the Green Apple/Bergamot/Vanilla Orchid/Tiare hair gloss sound the most interesting. 105. Most anticipated 'Weenie blends? I'm reasonably safe from the Weenies this year, though I'd be interested in Autumn - Overlooked My Knitting. 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? I'm not averse to it, but I do try to limit my consumption. I happily drink tea and the occasional coffee, but I never touch 'energy' drinks. 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? Pretty much all the Rocky Horror lipstick shades look awesome. I'm not really into Disney princesses though. 108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose?Plain, white or milk and with what? Lets see... 55% dark, with coconut flakes and whole caramelized hazelnuts. Or milk with speculoos and crystallised ginger pieces. Or milk with praline and cardamom. Or 55% dark with earl grey tea and crystallised lemon peel. I might be a little too into this question. 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? Yes! I love Turkish Delight in all forms, and flowery chocolates sound worth a try.
  2. Questions posted in the SW chatter thread (in order oldest to newest) 1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? 2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). 3. Trading Post wants? 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? 7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? 8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? 9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? 15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? 23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? 31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) 32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? 43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? 49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. 50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? 51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? 56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? 58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? 59. Zombies, yes or no? 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? 63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? 69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? Are there types of incense you know you don't like? Would you want a burner for loose incense and a few charcoals to get you started with that, or would you rather stick to simpler types? 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? 72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? 76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? 80. Do you like M&Ms? 81. How about wax melts? 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? 96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? 98. Jamberry nail wraps? 99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? 103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? 108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what? 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? 110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit? 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? 112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them? 113. Do you like incense? Or are you more of a fan of essential oil aromatherapy/fragrance oils a la Yankee Candle/B&BW? Or all of the above? What scents do you prefer for those kinds of things? Nag champa? Lemongrass EO for the house? PUMPKIN SPICE EERYTHANG. What companies do you like specifically (if any) - links? 114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in? 115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in? 116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop? 117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes? 118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc? 119. Is there anything from my shop that you might like, past or present? 120. What are 6 GC scents & 6 others that you would be interested in as imps? 121. Lush just released holiday stuffs. Any interest? 122. Any chocolate loving witches want something from this place?
  3. *** Pinterest | Etsy | Amazon *** Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? The Gingerbread and Rosy Cheeked scents sounded nice. And I also like the sound of the tinted lipbalm, but only if it comes in a stick/tube rather than a pot. I can't be dealing with slimy pink fingers. How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? I like it a lot, but my passion for collecting awesome colours of glimmery sparkly nail polish has proven incompatible with my complete unwillingness to care for my nails. They are usually too split, ripped and generally bodgy to bother applying nail polish, and thus my glorious collection remains tragically underused. What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? My tastes veer to the pricy side of the spectrum unfortunately. My favourite brands are Benefit, Stila and Nars, and Dior for lipcolour. I like mineral makeup also. Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. The only one I have tried is Snow Glass Apples. It was good, I'd happily try more from them (as long as it doesn't contain whole berries / seeds - see answer to gardening question below). Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? Nope, nope and nope. Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Judith and Holofernes, Celeste, Hermia. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? YEZ! I love Tarty's stuff! I love pretty much all her soaps, and I'd love to try her goat milk creams or solid scent balms too. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Yes! I like to grow edible things mainly. Right now I'm growing tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries and herbs - oregano, sage, rosemary, coriander (cilantro), Italian parsley and basil. Caveat: sending seeds to Australia is very, very frowned upon (we are very protective of our agricultural industry, and pathologically fear the introduction of pests/diseases/noxious plant species from overseas) and they would most likely be confiscated and destroyed. Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure I like 'em! Any store I've mentioned liking or that I have a wishlist for would be great. Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? This, in a carpark yesterday. Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? Oh golly gee... I'm crap at thinking of these, because if I could ever remember the list of little doodads I need to get, I'd probably have gone and got them, y'know? I could use a couple of the fine point Sharpies - not the marker kind, the fine-tip pen kind? The only other thing I can think of is that I love buttons (the holding-your-clothing-shut kind, not the "VOTE 1 JEFFREY P. FUCKNUCKLE FOR WEST FARTSTON TOWN COUNCIL" kind*). I keep big jars of them on my desk. Partly for using in craft projects and partly just for gazing lovingly at. _______ * Though if you do actually find a button that says "VOTE 1 JEFFREY P. FUCKNUCKLE FOR WEST FARTSTON TOWN COUNCIL", I totally want it. Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? I like most things they sell at farmers markets, but no specific needs come to mind. Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? Umm... I'm possibly going up to the outlaws' place (in the country, but only 3 hours away) for a couple of days next week. I'm feeling resilient, so I should survive two days in close quarters with the MIL. Maybe. Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? I love ALL THE SOCK DREAMS THINGS! I would like ballerinas or bees or dandelions and limes or wallpaper or peacocks or poker or purple or clouds or OMFG manatees!! or le chat noir or swallows or cheeky french maidy looking things or elephants or more of these awesome argyles that my former witch ellebelle gave me or rainbows or moar bees or octopi or helloooo, sailor or ruffles or beetlejuice or starbursts or stripeys or other stripeys or chevrons (in part because they actually managed to use the term chevron correctly, glory be!). Or these arm warmers. Haha! Bet you're sorry you asked. Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild? Yes, yes... all your spicy fudz are belong to me. Srsly, I eat so much spice that my kid must have built up a tolerance during my pregnancy, because I don't know of many other one year olds who will steal bean chili off your plate. As for hot/medium/mild, I enjoy all of the above. I like the hot stuff, but sometimes just a little zing is nice too. If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge (http://www.spoonfudge.com/) or any other such "ordered online" sweet? I've never had it, but I'd be glad to try it. If I didn't like it, the man of the house almost certainly would. Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? Yes in principle, but in practice the shipping times make it difficult. Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? I haven't tried a lot of Lush products, but I do know I like their citrusy-scented soaps - Karma I think the one is called, can't remember the other. If you like earrings, what kind? Dangly earrings, hoops, studs - what kind do you like? How long do you like your necklaces? Or would you prefer to just get a pendent, so you can size the chain yourself? I think I covered this in my questionnaire - I'm not wearing earrings just at the moment, and I like necklaces that sit anywhere between garotte and cleavage-dangling length. If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive? I'm not really into a lot of fantasy art - I like Brian Froud's goblins a whole lot, but those ethereal fairy paintings (Stephanie Pui Mun Law et al) are not my style. My art and design boards on Pinterest show the kind of stuff I like. I'd love anything inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity? A thousand times yes! Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start? I constantly have craft projects on the go (often several at one time). There's nothing specific I need right now, exactly, but I can always use pure wool felt, DMC embroidery threads, evenweave linen fabric for stitching, glass seed beads... What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set? They are lovely, but I just cut my hair and it would be too short to do anything with them right now. Of course, if my witch makes such things I'd be delighted to receive a set anyway and keep them around for when my hair's grown out again. Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store? I keep hearing talk of this cookie butter... Would you rather have something fun or practical? I lean more toward practicality these days - I'm very anti-clutter, so I like things to either be beautiful or have a purpose if I'm going to keep them around. Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? Again, if you are a US based witchy, chipotle powder would be very handy. It is not widely stocked here and I like to use it quite a bit. Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? OMG witch, if you are in the US and you sent me Cards Against Humanity, I would love you foreverandeverandever, no lies. I've wanted it for ages but it doesn't ship internationally from Amazon (I could just print the free PDF, but I want the *proper* ones, dammit). If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.) This looks like nice stuff, but it's not really the season for woollens here at the moment. Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. Anything unusual and interesting from a place like that is bound to be cool Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! I won't look at the update - I've been sent their stuff before and it's really nice, but my discretionary budget has taken a hit since I bred, so I try not to tempt myself unnecessarily I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? I do a bit of preserving myself, but I'm always interested to try what other people make. Could be kind of heavy to ship though :/ How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? Balms and glosses I have plenty of already, and I tend to have expensive tastes in lipstick Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? Have done so up the top Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? The fandoms I'm interested in include Labyrinth, Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, Harry Potter, Firefly. I am also a little bit lot obsessed with anything and everything related to Alice in Wonderland. I don't need more tshirts as such, but if it was a super cool incredibly awesome extra special tshirt, well! It would be rude not to. I wear a M or L in girly/babydoll shirts depending on how well they accommodate bustiness (L is probably the safer bet). Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? I actually \haven't tried many pumpkin flavoured things. Pumpkin is really just a vegetable you have with your Sunday roast dinner here... the profusion of pumpkin EVERYTHING on Pinterest is sort of baffling for me. Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything? Nope, I haven't made a lab order in months. Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? At the moment I'm trying to collect Disney movies on blu ray for the little one before they go back in the 'Disney vault'. Of the currently available ones, I still need to get Cinderella, Peter Pan and Bambi. I already bought Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Sword in the Stone, and The Princess and the Frog. For me, I have a few things on my Amazon wishlist, and I also want to start getting the Doctor Who (post reboot / 9th Doctor onwards) episodes on DVD. Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? Ummm... I'm interested in those IngenuiTEA things I saw somebody post about in a previous round, I have no idea where they come from though. WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? As I mentioned, it's not a big thing in Australia yet so we don't really have any traditions in our house. I did carve a pumpkin a couple of years ago, the stores are starting to stock them for Halloween as it gets more popular. Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? I have tried candy corn, and I did not like it very much Most other candy I like, but I do try (not always successfully) to keep my sugar intake within reasonable limits. As for decorations and costume supplies, Halloween is not really much of a thing here (though it’s slowly getting bigger). My kid is too young to take trick or treating, and I doubt anybody we know will be having a Halloween party or anything. Boo Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? Thanks to many incredibly talented former swap partners, I’m pretty well set for both scarves and hats (also, here in upsidedownland it’s actually getting warmer, not colder ). I always love socks, especially knee highs or over-the-knee (and if you can hand knit socks, I bow down to you). Arm warmers wouldn’t see much action for the next few months, but I’d happily put them aside for later.
  4. girasol

    Arana

    Double post, whoopsie.
  5. girasol

    Arana

    Wet: Sweet to start with! The vanilla is attention-whoring, the woody notes are lurking shyly in the background but hinting at depth. I have no idea what benzoin smells like, presumably it's along for the ride but I really wouldn't know. Dry: Somehow, this smells kind of coconutty to me now, even though there is obviously no coconut note. It has a lingering sweetness, and the wood notes are very soft. It's a fuzzy kind of scent.
  6. girasol

    [Redacted] Dragon

    I would lay money on vetiver. If you have imps of them in your collection, try Bluebeard or Djinn for confirmation that's what you're smelling - those are both very vetiver heavy on me too. So, I had this on for about .72 of a second before I had to scrub it off. Disappointing, but at least I now have confirmation that I cannot wear vetiver blends. Ever never. Not even if it's a minor note.
  7. girasol

    My Mom With the Sun in Her Hands

    Wet: Very much getting the 'perfume counter' fragrance other reviewers have spoken of. I could definitely believe this was a commercial perfume, but for the absence of alcohol overtones. Drydown: Yup, still getting that mishmash of commercial scents that you encounter while cruising through the cosmetics floor of a department store. Can't pick out particular notes, but I'm rubbish at that anyway. I assume its the magnolia and bergamot that are front and centre, because it reads very florally on me. It's inoffensive, but nothing that I'm excited enough about to need a bottle.
  8. girasol

    Happy Baby in a Long Dress

    Alas, I really do get 'cleaning product' from this. Not just because lemon and lavender are common scents for cleaning products, but it also has that slightly acrid, throat-scratchy character I associate with cleaning chemicals. This one is not for me.
  9. Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? I have never had one. But I'm trying to make a long term lifestyle choice to steer clear of anything sweet and lacking in nutrition, so... What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. Awhile back I made an elephant plushie for sunshinedaisybliss's nephew, and by way of thanks she sent me half decants of THE ENTIRE SNAKEPIT That was pretty epic. 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) I have a lot of kitchen stuff (it's a passion), but bento boxes would be thoroughly awesome. 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? I love PJs, but I do kind of already have a whole drawer full so I'm pretty set. What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Dark or milk, especially with hazelnut or coconut. Oh, and MisaMisa01 once sent me some Earl Grey tea flavoured chocolate which was incredible. I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? I have very little knowledge of what you'd get from any of those places, although the fabulous carwoman did send me some Trader Joe's nuts and spices once, which were wonderful. Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? Acceptable yes, as long as they can survive the transit time (and quarantine inspection - anything containing whole seeds is confiscated by Australian quarantine). 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! These days, baby stuff. Probably stretchy wraps or onesies. 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? I like Indian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese. I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? I don't know what type of things would be considered specifically Canadian, but if my witch is from Canada and cares to enlighten me I'd be all for it what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Alice in Wonderland, Firefly, Labyrinth, The Princess Bride. Do you have an eReader and if so which one? I don't have one yet (except for iPhone, and the screen's a little small to read whole novels comfortably). Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? Yes, love them! Hubs and I went to our favourite Christmas store a few weeks ago (it was August, that's how much I love decorating for Christmas) and they had imported a bunch of the big Yankee Candle jar candles in Christmas scents. The Cherries in the Snow, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Cookie ones where all delicious. But with the markup they were charging $50 for them, which is kind of excessive for a candle. Anyway, I digress, but yes I like candles and tarts very much Marzipan? Nooooooo! No, thank you, I find it quite sickening. 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? These could actually be really useful, especially for baby spew. I hear babies spew a lot. 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? I do drink alcohol, though fairly rarely, but I expect this would have zero chance of making it through customs. 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. I would love wild rice... might be a bit heavy to ship though, and also likely to be a potential quarantine issue if not commercially packaged I suspect. Sigh. I was lucky enough to receive proper maple syrup from Arlith last round, so I'm set for that. 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? Again, this would be awesome, but shipping... How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Sounds fun! 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's a sweet idea, any cause that supports animals is always a winner with me. Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? I love Banksy, I think his work is really clever and it has a playfulness that appeals to me in so many ways. Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstein, Brian Froud, Tim Burton. I love Arthur Rackham's illustrations (particularly Alice in Wonderland) and Ronald Searle's cats. 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? If my witch is an artist, what I would love the most is something in her (or his) own style. If the subject matter is inspiring and meaningful to you, I bet I will love it too. 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? This used to be Hermia, but then it got disconned before I could order it so my most eagerly awaited GC is now a HTF There's a few other GCs I'd like to get listed in my wishlist... of those, How Doth The Little Crocodile and Croquet are probably the ones I'd prioritise most. 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've only tried one of the BPTP ones so far (Bordello) but I really like their formula. I don't think we really get a lot of 'indie' brands here, I mostly have OPI and Butter London. Honestly though, I love nail polish but I already have a lot of bottles I've never used because I'm hopeless about breaking my nails all the time, and I can never see the point of painting them unless they're in good condition. So 90% of the time they go au naturel even though I love polish Stuffed things: yea or nay? I love handmade stuffed things, because handmade in general is awesome and they have so much personality. Mass-produced stuffed animals I kind of just see as unnecessary clutter at this point. 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? Sure! I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? Jeez, I'm glad *I* don't live near that store, because I could do serious damage! I love this aesthetic. The fifties style toys and games are especially adorable. Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Allow me to refer you to my now most common question response: Yes, but shipping and quarantine... Sometimes being international is such a buzzkill. Sorry, future witch 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? Yes, there are always things I want to learn! Quilting has been on the list for awhile, and it'd also be cool to learn to make wire-wrapped jewelry. And if somebody could magically teach me to knit intarsia so I can finish off the baby sweater I started four months ago, that'd be just capital. Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? --> http://www.adagio.com I do love tea, but having not had any during pregnancy (the rules about how much caffeine is okay and which herbs are safe, not safe, probably safe but nobody knows for sure etc. just made it easier to abstain altogether) my cupboard kind of overfloweth with tea at the moment. Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? Yes, but I am a very inactive user (HumanFemale is my username). I don't think I have any patterns in a wishlist or anything, but cool patterns would definitely be nice to receive (as long as they're not toooo complex, I'm still pretty novice). Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? I don't know! Never tried 'em. I don't eat too much sweet stuff, but a couple to try might be nice. What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Like this... Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? If I could bottle up the sea breeze I would bring it over to your house and turn it loose through your garden So the hinges on your windows would rust and colour, like the boats pulled up on the sand for the summer And your sweet clean clothes would go stiff on the line, and there'd be sand in your pockets and nothing on your mind... (okay, so it's actually a song lyric, but I love that it perfectly reminds me of beach holidays as a kid) Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! Heart Lies - The Waifs Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wnder Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Take a Picture - Filter June Hymn - The Decemberists Cool World - Ross Wilson From St Kilda to Kings Cross - Paul Kelly Black Stick - The Cruel Sea What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? Really like: tomatoes, really dislike: jeggings. 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 (flowerpower.net) that has quite a wide selection. Um... chipotle powder would definitely be appreciated, I have to go to specialty stores to get it here. If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? I'm not against witchery, but neither am I educated in it. I've been interested in TAL oils for awhile, but I'd have no idea what sort of rituals to perform in order to make use of them. If my witch is a witchy witch (that made total sense, right? ) it'd be cool if s/he could pass on some basic knowledge. Hey Witchee! I want to send you a delivery. It could be cupcakes from a local bakery, it could be a singing hugging bear-a-gram, it could be a bouquet of flowers. But it will be something that you need to be there to receive. a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows* Uh, I guess? B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? Yup, I expect I'll be fairly housebound for the foreseeable future 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? Best just to ask. 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? I'm pretty okay with anything used/homemade. I mean, I assume you won't be sending me second hand underwear, so... we're cool. And now a new question: I live near a Mast General Store (mastgeneralstore.com). 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 that sounds pretty damn great Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? Halloween is not so much of a thing here (and it falls in spring rather than autumn). Last year I carved a pumpkin and had friends round for dinner just for fun though. Don't think I'll be able to this year (new spawn and all). 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? I've never tried a BPTP bath oil, so if you were my witch I'd definitely be grateful to try a little 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, I always like getting exposed to different music. Any format is fine. 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? I grew tomatoes and chillies last spring/summer, and hope to do the same this year. I'd love to get a bigger veggie garden going, but don't know that I'll be able to manage it any time soon. I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? I really like Lush soaps... the ones I've tried are Karma, Honey I Bathed the Kids, and whatever that delicious citrusy one is. Really, I'd be open to trying anything from Lush. Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? I try to buy them as soon as I think of them, otherwise I completely forget what it was I wanted. Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? I have some on my Amazon wishlist I think. Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Never tried any, we don't have that store here. Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? Sure! Anything with some of my win notes should be good. 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? Any natural, gentle baby skincare or bath products would be great. And I am always on the lookout for good SLS & paraben free shampoos and conditioners. OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? I prefer mellow red wines, lager or pilsner style beers, and dry ciders. Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? For five days or so when I have the baby, but otherwise no. And the Mr will still be back and forth to home. 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 ? I love Disney, and hell yes dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? Does this mean like an electric diffuser thingy to melt wax tarts or warm fragrance oils? Sure, that would be handy. Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Always! I love above-the-knee socks, and I wear fun coloured or patterned tights all the time in the colder months. are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? I think I have all her recipe ones from past rounds, and I've got the first of her novels but haven't managed to read it because I don't have an ereader and reading on the laptop bugs me. So I'm set for the time being. Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Not really, though I do like just regular board games that are fun to play as a group when you have friends or family over. Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Not so much, thanks all the same. It sounds great, but again with the sugar. Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? I do, but I drink it quite seldom. The Mr is a total coffee fiend though. Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? Er, I'm not sure we even have any Starbucks left in Melbourne... we have a really big Italian population here, and Starbucks is a pretty long way from what is considered to be coffee in this town. A few opened up at one stage, but they only lasted a couple of years. 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...? Pottery is great. Um... I could probably use a salad bowl or pitcher the most. Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? Skyelyric knows me pretty well. 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? I have one but never use it, so probably not. A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? Probably The Star. Apparently it is connected to Aquarius, and my chart is rampant with Aquarius, so maybe that's why. Or maybe it's just because I really like the BPAL oil for The Star. And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? No thank you, I wouldn't know how to use them. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? Tea is what I drink the most out of those. Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? Gum. Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) Either is fine, and I'm all set for accompanying paraphernalia If you like tea, what kinds? Flavoured black or white tea, or herbal blends. Not so much green tea or rooibos, I sometimes find them a little bitter. Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? I use Goodreads but haven't updated in awhile, I'm very behind on reading (I have a pile of uncracked novels waiting patiently). Zombies; Yay or Nay? Nay 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? My cat is one of the ones that does not seem to get any effect from catnip unfortunately. As for dog toys, wow, it would need to be super-reinforced. My dogs and their jaws of doom can even chomp through Kongs if left to their own devices. If you have kids, what are they into? Hobbies include kicking my liver and arriving fashionably late, it would seem. How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? I prefer plainer or chunkier knits to delicate lacy things, they're just more my style. 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? This would be fun, for sure. I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? Decorative Japanese papers are gorgeous, I like to use them for handmade cards and such. Candy Corn: yes, no? Oh, no thank you. I tried some once and it didn't appeal. WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? British humour, silly in-jokes my husband and I share, my cat's incredible talent for bitchface. 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? Probably a patterned dress of some sort (most likely slightly vintagey looking), nice heels from my shoe collection, maybe a hat if I'm feeling inclined or a silk scarf in my hair. 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? It would probably be from Country Road... a nice knee-length skirt and cute top, a pair of plain ballet flats, and whatever jewelry took my fancy I guess. 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). I'll come back to this one. The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) 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? Not sure... let me come back to this too. What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? I'd like to be able to try The Girl, just to see what all the fuss is about. Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? I haven't bought any Weenies or decants - still have to look at the list, but with the baby arriving and the budget tightening, I probably won't get any this year. if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Yes 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?) I do like well made clothes and accessories (which may or may not be branded or 'designer', to be honest it really doesn't matter to me either way) but I'm not one for gratuitous brand-whoring. For example, I like Coach bags, but I've only ever bought the plain leather ones - the the ones plastered all over with the logo arenot my thing. Similarly, I could not take myself seriously in a pair of sunglasses with a giant 'Dior' or 'Chanel' along the arm, I'd just feel like a twat. 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? A couple of craft and design blogs (and the odd food blog for dinner inspiration), news websites, The Oatmeal, Hyperbole and a Half (back in the day anyway, it's been dormant for a long time now), STFU Parents (knowing what NOT to do is important at this point!), occasionally Regretsy if I'm in the mood for snark. My Little Pony... Cute or meh? I liked the original ones as a kid, I've never seen the TV show but the newer design doesn't appeal to me as much. I do like Roogna's modded ponies though! Lip balm - tube or tin? Tubes are more convenient. But, I possibly have enough lipbalm to see me through the apocalypse at this point. Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? I love stationery, but I do tend to hoard so I'm not sure there's much I *need*. Nice writing paper or notecards are always handy, and I love art supplies. Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? This would have been great for my train commute when I was working full time, but when the baby's here I doubt I'd get the chance to sit and listen for long enough stretches. Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? Yes, as long as they won't clog the drain! Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? No, the Mr is a bona fide IT geek so I already spend too much time tripping over external hard drives and cat 5 cables. Would you like a pair of knitted socks? That would be wonderful! Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? I actually just bought a whole bunch of facecloths recently, with a view to absorbing all manner of infant secretions. Handmade things are always nice though. Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? No, I've never got sample boxes - they strike me as potentially wasteful. Honestly I normally end up throwing out a lot of the sample cosmetic stuff I get given with purchases and whatnot. do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female? No issues at all as long as it's not exploitative, male or female are fine. Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? Always! I'd be glad to try the hot process soaps or goat milk creams in particular, as I haven't ordered those myself yet. are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? Nothing that immediately comes to mind. ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? There may be one or two items on my Amazon universal wishlist from there? Can't remember. What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? Tensioners for our outdoor rotary clothesline. Well, you asked I'm a suburban housewife now, this is what my life has become. Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday? I will hopefully read it at some stage, but I won't be rushing out to grab it - I have a backlog of about 20 or 30 books still to get through. They guilt me relentlessly from my nightstand. What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? Warm bubble bath with candlelight, or watching a favourite feelgood movie usually helps. favorite and least favorite baked goods? Is there such a thing as a bad baked good? I guess lately I'd lean towards the less sugary and more nutritious though, so stuff with wholemeal flour or wholegrains is good. what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? An S or M in standard (depending on bewbie capacity) and more like an L in babydoll / girly cuts. 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'll give anything like this a try. I admit I'm having a little trouble getting past the ookiness of the name 'toe jam' though *shudder* Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? I guess it would depend what it was. I'm more down with some forms of herbal medicine than others (I totally rate naturopathy, for example, but I think homeopathy is 100% double-hopped horseshit). Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments? I do use them. I'm not wearing much makeup these days (I have nobody to impress but Lucy and she doesn't seem to mind me au naturel) but they're fun to play with every once in awhile. Is there anything you might want from the latest weenie update (Lab or TP)? I've only taken the briefest look, but the spidery scents sounded really good, as did the bath oils and atmos from the Post. There's nothing I'm desperately desperate for, though. 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)? Erm... I heard of CB I Hate Perfume via people mentioning it on the forum, and their stuff sounds interesting. If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? (ex. spiders, skulls, hearts...?) Something featuring a raven would be cool. If you had a fairy for NYCC, what exclusive scent would you kill to own? Badgers, Miss Ida or Nymphs de Pave all sound really good (probably in that order of preference, too). What do you think of Shiro Cosmetics Halloween Collection? (www.shirocosmetics.com) The two darker eyeshadows would probably be too dramatic for my complexion, but the lighter ones and the lip gloss are really nice. The Godiva Halloween Collection: link? Not looking! (Godiva is chocolate, right?) Avoiding temptation Would you be interested in comic books and if so what ones do you read or what genre of comics are you interested in? Comic books are cool objectively, but really not my thing. WITCHEE, DO YOU WANT ANYTHING FROM CALIFORNIA? Narrow it down for me? IngenuiTEAs? These sound really useful. Honeycrisp "Apple Crips" (Dried honeycrisp apples, nothing added.) DO YOU WANT SOME WITCHEE????? Sounds great, but potentially dodgy from a quarantine standpoint. Design a tea? Not at the moment... avoiding caffeinated beverages while breastfeeding. FusionSweets? (etsy) I looked at these last round, and looking at their caramels and marshmallows made me drool a little. But, best avoided now due to diabetes scare. Poe Day? Dark Del merch in general? Alone or Spirits of the Dead sound interesting, but the notes are not dead-cert enough for me to be entirely sure they would work for me. Kombucha? I looked up what this was, and it scared me a little if I'm honest Are you dressing up for Halloween, Witchee? If so, is there anything you're looking for to complete your costume? Nope and nope. Do you need any accessories for your smartphone (case, skin, etc)? Not at the moment... my iPhone is a bit broken (it's been stuck on silent for 6 months now because I dropped it and it seems I managed to shake loose the wiring from the buttons that control silent mode and volume *facepalm*). I was hoping to get the new iPhone when it came out, but that will have to wait until the finances are a little more in order.
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    Carrot Cake?

    It's not easy to find as it was a past forum-only and incredibly popular, but Cake Smash would be a good choice. It's supposed to be red velvet cupcakes, but given it's a cake + cream cheese frosting combo, it could easily pass for carrot cake. It's actually uncanny how perfectly this scent replicates cream cheese frosting.
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    Mastermind

    This smelled okay in the decant, awesome wet, and then very quickly turned to something unpleasantly familiar. It took me awhile to work it out, but... bug spray. This scent turned to bug spray on my skin. Sigh.
  12. girasol

    SW Q&A - Halloweenie Round 2011

    WISHLIST LINKIES Etsy Amazon (zey are up to date) Does anyone else like collector Barbies? Not especially. Barbie creeps me out a little. What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? Plastic lids for pet food cans. Sexy, huh? Tarot I have a super cute deck given to me by my former witch millicurie! I still don't really know how to use it though... must learn. Tell me about something you like, and why you like it. Music on vinyl. I collect Motown, big band, swing, jazz and Elvis on vinyl. There's just something about the rich quality of the sound that I love, and it makes me feel, briefly, like I live in (what I perceive to be) a more interesting time. I also recently bought a gramophone and some of the old shellac 78s. I like old things. If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? The Rocky Horror Picture Show stuff all looks awesome! Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn? I love popcorn, but I prefer cooking it the old fashioned way that microwaving it. Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? This kind of stuff is funny, but I tend to buy it and then have clutter up my house. I do like the moonshine water bottle though, and the pickle band-aids are hilarious. Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want? I haven't tried their oils. What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? I like the bat attack ones! I was too distracted by the Alice in Wonderland collection to pay much attention though. Luck charms? I'm not really superstitious. I do like little trinkets that remind me of people though, not for luck but just because it's nice to have a little piece of somebody you love with you. Does anyone want anything from... here...? The stuff looks yummy, but they mentioned being prooooudly made right here in the good ol' USofA so many times that I'm fairly certain they're racist douchebags. For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? I use both. I've been given a couple of Yankee Candle things in the past, they seem good. Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace from here? Some of their stuff is nice, some is a bit too fussy for my tastes. Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Any of the ones on my Amazon wishlist would make me Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? I either download them as soon as I think of it, or forget entirely. Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? Oh, sure. Witch, if you have any first edition Hemingways cluttering up the place that you'd like to get rid of, I will take them off your hands. I'm nice like that. Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? Nothing comes to mind. Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? I haven't seen the update, but Lush is always pretty good. On the pricey side, though. if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? Hell yeah, I want your nuts! Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread? I think there's plenty that fits into that category! Reveal? I will reveal. I hope my witch will, because I would like to know who to thank. But if s/he doesn't want to for whatever reason, I understand. Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? I may have already bought it Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? Yes, they sound good! Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? I like Haunt, but from what I could see the update sold out super quick so this question's probably moot now. Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? It sounds nice, but I'm not desperate for it. 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? Maybe some of the things on my Etsy list? I really love the hot air balloon cards. And there's a couple of things I think are awesome (like the vintage tomato shaped teapot and the apothecary bottles) that won't ship here. But that's probably because they weigh a ton and would cost lots to ship here, I guess :/ Umm. Somebody else mentioned stitch markers (for knitting) in cute animal shapes, which sound awesome and I've never seen them here. Also, I love stuff like old maps, coloured illustration plates from old books, stuff like that you sometimes see in junk stores or garage sales. how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? I haven't tried a lot of hemp stuff, but I like The Body Shop's hemp hand cream. And I love Banshee Beat and I think that has a strong hemp component. So I'm hemp positive, I guess. Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could? I can't think of anything. Describe your sense of humour. I did the quiz thing and I came out as 'The Wit'. I like that caustic sort of British humour, but I also laugh at really dumb things a lot. If you've ever seen the French movie Tais Tois, it's total slapstick and just silly really, but I about killed myself laughing the first time I saw it. And I used to love Scrubs before it got too ridiculous. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) Yes, and yes. I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee? Oh holy hell, I love Sephora and I wish we had them here. Or even that they shipped international. When Mr g. and I were in the US about three years ago, I dropped six hundred bucks at Sephora in one visit (I know that's obscene, but I saved up specially, and it probably cost me less that half what it would have to buy the same stuff in Australia). So, in short, I'm a fan. What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? I prefer shoulder bags, one or two colour only. Unless it's a tote or shopping bag, in which case whatever colours. julep maven monthly boxes: Undecided. Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? No thank you. Like commercial socks? All your sockses are belong to me. What kind of bear is best? Paddington Bear. Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus? It sounds pretty good from the blurb on Amazon, so sure! Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? I don't know? Are they good? They sound good, but then a lot of people went 'ew, no way', so I'm confused. I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? They're cute but since I'm not really into LOTR it doesn't call to me. Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork? Objectively it's pretty and all, but it's really not my style. Do you drink wine? I do, occasionally. I prefer reds. Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?! I'm not reeeeally nervous about revealing, because if my witchee doesn't like me she'll probably be too nice to say so anyway Plus, she may already know who I am because I pulled a totally dumbass move in the first week that, in all probability, gave away my identity. I'm excited to find out who YOU are, witch, because I have no idea at all. You are super sneakeh. Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? They were nice, but I have a triple dagger one that I like so it's all good. 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 tried candy corn once, it was blerk. But I didn't try the brand that y'all are saying is the good kind. JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? I don't think I need to consume more sugar. It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out? Nickel and Dimed sounds interesting. I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests? I do like the sound of some of the flavours. What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? I have an amazing memory for ridiculous things, that tends to freak people out. So who else watched Babylon 5? Nope. If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? The pet/street method would make me Fish Second, which isn't exactly alluring. So I will be Titzi Normus, please. Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? And the survey says... expressive Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? Muppets, I love. Dummies, yeah, they're a little creepy - especially the ones with the stare-y eyes that move. Puppets I like, especially the puppet. what level of contact were you hoping for? I said I was fine with anything from almost ninja to high contact. No complaints from me, witch Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? Favourite local place is the Indian joint down the road (their onion bhaji is the bomb), but not bothered about Groupons. Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? Oh feck feck feck! Tutankhamun exhibit at the Melbourne Museum! Keep forgetting, must go before it leaves *facepalm* Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? There's nothing I'm desperate for, but always happy to try a local delicacy. What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions Paddington Bear. I love him. Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? What is cheesy Canadian? Hockey paraphernalia? Mountie costume? A chocolate moose? I don't know enough about Canadian stuff to make an informed request here. I like Canadians a lot though, they are an affable bunch in my experience. If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? I'm happy with just plain old chocolate and hazelnut. Why mess with perfection Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP? I don't know what LPMP is and I don't need to know *clamps hands over ears* say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you? I stumbled into the what now and got claimed by huh? Stuff you've been meaning to do: Proper wardrobe clean out. Oh god, just the thought of it makes my brain hurt. Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Yes! 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? Nothing special. Cleanse and moisturise, brush teeth, tuck the pooches into their dog beds, set alarm, schlafentimes. Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? See Threadless (about 400 questions ago). Princess Bride? Yay or nay? So much yay. What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches Of the mainstream ones, I like Snow White and Rose Red. In the more obscure realm, I like Cap o' Rushes, which has a Cinderella-ish vibe but is far more awesome. how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like? I'm fine with it. In fact, I'm an enthusiastic fan. What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel? No thank you. Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Bare feet, bootcut jeans, this Threadless tee over a grey long sleeved tee, and the pretty sparkly pendant Carwoman gave me last SW round. Kerchiefs? I quite like it. I have been known to wear headscarves anyway (upon which, Mr g. affects an entirely unconvincing Russian peasant woman accent and says something like, "Ay! Life ees so hard!" and thinks he's hilarious. It's this thing we do.) 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? Go back to bed and read my new Bill Bryson book all day. Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? The conjoined gingerbread men cookie cutter is awesome, and I like the Charlie Ribs keychain, the Xray magnets and the I Heart Guts plush heart. I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? Probably not. what's your favorite kind of pizza? The proper Italian kind! Light crust, really good homemade Napoli sauce, torn fresh baby basil and buffalo mozzarella, with maybe a little rocket (arugula) and shaved parmesan sprinkled on top. who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! [Posted in thread] Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? Nothing in particular. 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 don't have anything techy needing a cover, but a knitting project bag would be awesome. Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? That sounds kind of cool. If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? Oooh, yes! I love this and this and this this this and I could go on but probably shouldn't. Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! Deep red, royal purple and sunshiney orangey-yellow are all my favourites. I also love chocolate brown. And spearmint green. And deep blues. And neutrals. And raspberry. And black. And white. And misty grey. It would probably just be easier to tell you the colours I don't much like, which are maroon, burnt orange, mustard yellow, mission brown and olive green (though I like it on olives). What is your favorite word? Hullaballoo! What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? Love them! I like them in soft jersey fabric, neutral colours. Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? Yes! What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? All of them. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Nope. Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Well it's actually Spring equinox here, but no, nothing special. What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I seldom drink coffee, and (sorry) I particularly dislike Starbucks. They do something weird with the way they roast the beans, I don't like the taste. Cthulhu: yay or nay? *waves tentacles enthusiastically* Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Trip to Germany with teh husband. April, we're hoping... Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye Feat. Kimbra What the Water Gave Me Florence and the Machine Beg Your Pardon Josh Pyke She's Losing It Belle and Sebastian Our Perfect Disease The Wombats No Excuses Alice in Chains Seven Nation Army The White Stripes Itchin' on a Photograph Grouplove Canadian Railroad Trilogy Gordon Lightfoot 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 Yes... I plan to get some of the Klimt salons, maybe a couple of 'weenies, the current forum-onlys and a Grendel or Lucha scent or two from the Lab. Let me know if you would rather I didn't! Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! I do find them interesting, but more in a 'hey, rocks are cool' sense than an 'I want to fill my house with geological specimens' sense. 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? A big chunky cowl would be awesome! If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. [Posted in thread.] Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? They're cute, not sure what I'd do with them though. How do you feel about terrariums? Not into them. Glass tanks are for fishies! What's your favorite horror movie? I don't like horror movies. 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. Any kind of organic haircare would be great, and my everyday skincare is Natural Logic (from Etsy) - the fruit enzyme cleansing gel and the botanical toner in particular. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? Yay I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? That would be cool. I would like "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky". I love the first line of that poem and it makes sense to me, because I always feel calmer and recharged after being by the ocean. And oddly, the more grey and empty and stormy it is, the better I like it. Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Absolutely. I like Victorian stuff, and I love fifties styling (I know these do not go together in any way, and I'm okay with 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 not really into them. If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Let's go with Vanilla Bean, Candy Floss, Spice Trade and Honey Nut. if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Plum Trees in Flower at Eragny Camille Pissarro This is actually not at all representative of most of the artwork I like, but it is representative of the kind of artwork I'd like to smell. 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.? This would be so much fun. I love learning to do new things! What's 'your' song/your theme song? I can't really pick a theme song as such, but just at the moment The Decemberists' June Hymn is my go-to song for when I need a pick me up. Regardless of whatever else is going on, by the end of that song I always feel more serene. What would be your superpower? I would like to be able to read minds. It would make life so much easier sometimes. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? 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! Wow, that's a complicated question! I think I'd probably like them, and I like most everything but banana. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? Like the Pandora ones? I don't really like them. Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Yes! I have one of their big powder brushes and I like it. Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Not especially, I stabbed my feet on my brother's Lego bricks enough as a child that I now have kind of an aversion. 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. A couple of the Klimt salons. Are there any characters that you love or identify with? I love the character of Alice in After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell, and I love Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. 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? This is another question I'll have to come back to. Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? Haven't looked and haven't ever tried Arcana. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? I doubt this is ever likely to be relevant given my location, but add me to the 'give me an hour's notice so I can clean up first' camp. What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?: A fine microplane zester. A rubber chicken (I don't know why, they just can't not be hilarious). Oh, and I could use an extra whisk. How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? I like nail polish, though I've never had any custom frankened for me. I'd be glad to try it. I'm not too sensitive to chemicals and I'm amenable to glitter content. 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 like lip balm. I do have quite a lot, but if you know of some ultra fabulous stuff that everyone simply must try, dear witch, then I'll be glad to receive it Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? Yes! Both! I especially love the kind of fountain pen (I bought one in Germany years ago then lost it and cried) that doesn't take cartridges, but you insert the nib into a bottle of ink and twist a thingy on the base and it sucks the ink up into a barrel. I've never, ever seen those here, and they are awesome because I cannae be doing with fiddly little ink cartridges that get lost and leak and dry out. For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint itself? I like to paint but I've never really got into a groove with watercolours. I suppose I should experiment more. How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Yes please! I would do a happy dance for this. How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? I like them, but I probably already have more tshirts than any reasonable person should ever need. 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? Lucas' PawPaw Ointment (it's magical and you can never have too much), and lots of hair thingies. 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 certainly would. Undoubtedly far too heavy to ship to me, but I would hypothetically enjoy them. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? If you're a photographer, dear witch, send me whatever speaks to your heart and I'm sure I'll love it. would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works Yes, this a cool idea! Amigurumi, yes or no? Yez! I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Coming back to this to add linkies. If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? A grand old bull elephant with wisdom in his eyes. Name your 3 favorite scents for candles Plain beeswax, peppermint, gingerbread Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea French Earl Grey, Turkish Apple, Ginger and Lemongrass 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 have a lot of t-shirts, but of course I wouldn't say no to something my witch designed. I take a S or M in standard sizes, and a L or XL in girly/babydoll depending how well the accommodate for bewbies. How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Thumbs up. Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? I had'n't heard of them before, but I like the example posted. Very cute. 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. UK - Jammie Dodgers! Curry sauce mix! Belgium - Gianduja! France - A giant necklace made of garlic bulbs (no, I'm kidding about that one, but pretty much anything from France would probably be stylish and awesome and too cool for school). Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). I have a MacBook Pro (15" I think? The smaller one, anyway). I don't have any peripherals, because I tend to just use it when I'm slobbing around on the couch or in bed. Keychains could be cute, but I doubt I'd use stickers. SOCK PREFERENCES? I prefer knee length or above the knee. But if somebody was going to be so awesome as to hand knit socks for me, I'd take anything. Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color? Probably not. They're nice, but I don't do yoga so there's probably not much point. Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? Yes, I had a pair once and I quite liked them for wearing around the house. Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? I have a few things on my Amazon wishlist that I've been wanting for awhile. Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Yes and yes. Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? I don't have anything planned. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? Never watched the TV series, but I saw the movie that came out a couple of years ago and I liked 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 love to cook, and I like all manner of cookbooks and gadgets. New question: How do you feel about maple syrup? I'd love to try some real stuff! We only get the 'maple flavoured' stuff here. How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm)That sounds kind of cool. Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? Oh god, this is getting embarrassing. I've, um... never seen Star Wars, okay? There, I said it. Don't judge me. 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) No thanks. I'm not eating red meat. 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'm okay with racy, but a warning might be prudent if it's NSFW. Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) See below It's not a nay, just a... oops. I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? I haven't watched Doctor Who (oh, the shame). DH likes it, but I never really saw it when I was younger and now I kind of feel like I missed the boat. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? I've actually never watched either. I'm not anti-, just somehow never did. I have vague plans to get the DVDs someday. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? I like gummies! How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? Sounds cool. I have an iPhone 4 and a MacBook Pro. 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 kinda like both, is that weird? I like Victorian ghostly imagery and gothic horror, but not really gore - I'm not squeamish, it just doesn't interest me. Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings I have three ear piercings (two regular ones plus an extra in one ear). I like earrings but can't wear super heavy ones. How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? They sound vaguely rude? interested in anything from Lush? Their soaps are really nice, haven't tried much of the other stuff. Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? Naw, I can never keep that kind of thing going. Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? Sure! Do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? I don't know what this is, but it doesn't sound like a health food 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. Probably not, I'm bad about letting vouchers expire before I get around to using them. Do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs? Love them! Who here adores meringue? I don't dislike it, but I don't go nuts over it either. Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? No, I don't think I can. How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? No good for getting through customs, I suspect. 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.) Fudgemelt is a definite possibility, but fudge is often a little too sweet and rich for me anyway. Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Never tried it, but the description doesn't make me very excited. Anything from the update ya'll are liking? I think I'm safeish. Does anyone like kimchi? Indeed! Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? I haven't heard of these before now, but they sound fun. You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? From the TP, the Calico Jack locket, some yoga pants, a few more of their nail polish shades and some of their new hair gloss to try out. From the lab, both of the current forum-onlys, a full set of the Klimt salons (except maybe Donna Con Ventaglio, the decant went powdery) and a few of the 'weenies but especially La Catrina. I don't know if the notes will work, but I love La Catrina. Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I'm pretty set for lotions and scrubs, but I lover her soap and will always use more. Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes Sport really doesn't interest me much :/ How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? Blank (unlined) journals/sketchbooks are awesome. Blank notecards are always welcome too. Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I like it in moderation. Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? I have her cookbooks and I have 'Lovers and Beloveds' though haven't managed to read it yet. I'd be happy to receive any of her others. 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 make them myself, but I'd still be delighted with anything my witch handmade. how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? I design my own, print them out on a big label sheet and then punch out little round labels with a craft punch, so I'm all set on this score. When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Tomato soup with buttery toast, a snuggly blankie and a puppy to spoon. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) A bubble bath, seriously. Melbourne has been in drought for a very long time (we're just starting to recover - hopefully - over the last year or so) so I only allow myself a few per year and it's a wonderful treat. What do you really NOT want? Ornaments - they're pretty and all, just completely not my thing. How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Sure, that could be nice. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? It was a masquerade party, I found myself a feathery OTT venetian mask from a sex shop (for reals) which I paired with a black gown with a corset over the top. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) I'm not really into crosswords or sodoku, but I quite like jigsaw puzzles. Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? I don't have an e-reader yet and don't really like reading on my computer for long periods, so probably not at this stage. 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? Don't have any kids yet. Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) I probably wouldn't use a felted handbag, but a wallet or makeup pouch would be really cool. Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? I like stripes a lot. And spots, and tartan and argyle. Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Yes, that would be lovely and I would think of my witch every time I drank from it If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I prefer tea bags for work, for convenience's sake, but I use loose at home. Herbal or flavoured black are my preferred types, don't much care for green or rooibos (unless it's green/unfermented rooibos). I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) As long as it's clean and unbroken, I'm okay with whatever used goods. Except underwear Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly? I don't have one, but any of the Team BPAL Etsy sellers are likely to be SW friendly. From personal experience I know Paintbox Soapworks, Elements and Artifacts and Joystreet are all fabulous for circular swap purposes. Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? Team Especially if it's Nightmare Before Christmas related. what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? We don't tend to see specialist Halloween candy here Though I did find some candy corn at the American grocery store once, and honestly... I wasn't a huge fan. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. Soap! Paintbox Soapworks or Lush mainly, but I also like Villainess, and the Candy Apple Moonalisa one that former witch millicurie () sent me last Halloween round was ZOMGAMAZING. But I *FAIL* at figuring out the Moonalisa website. Is there some kind of seekrit trick? Can you only buy stuff when the moon and Venus converge in Ursa Major or something? How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? With most anything but fruit is good. Why anybody would wreck good chocolate by putting fruit in it continues to mystify me. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? They're not something I generally use other than for eyes on plushies, but now that you mention it I am kind of interested in making some beaded jewelry. I'd be interested more in big, bold chunky ones or wooden ones. Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! Every time SW comes around and people start raving about salted caramels, I remember that I've been meaning to make some so I can find out what all the fuss is about. I even bought a candy thermometer, but have I made them? No, I have not. Someday, salted caramels, you shall be mine. 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 would love this! I think I already jabbered on about favourite colours in my questionnaire, but something in blues, greens and greys would be nice as I don't currently have one in those colours. This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Sure! I especially like river stones. Dunno what I'd do with them though, probably stick them in a vase and hope it looked artsy-fartsy. Heavy to post, though. And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? There are a couple of Think Geek things on my Amazon universal wishlist I think. Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share? Haven't got into it. I think I've reached social media saturation point and the idea of signing up to anything else is just too much pressure What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Actors - Audrey Hepburn, Sam Callis. Directors - I wouldn't say obsessed, but I like Bernado Bertolucci's films. Author - Bill Bryson. Musicians - Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine, Gotye and Dan Sultan at the moment. are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? Haven't looked. Not going to look. Lahlahlahlah I can't hear you. 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? My pets are all greedy little bastards and would love treats. They have no dietary restrictions and are not at all discerning. 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? Hmm. Crypt Queen, Glowing Vulva and Orange. It's not like I lose sleep over it though. 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? I would love a print of A Hopeless Dawn, though I don't know if it's possible to even get one. 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 am! My tastes tend toward the expensive, but I like the eyeshadow pigment powders you can buy online and they're generally not too pricey. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? I like tea best, and always enjoy trying new ones. Nothing containing seeds will make it through Aussie quarantine though. 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) There are always plenty on my list, but any motown, jazz or Elvis on vinyl would be particularly awesome. Are you going away for any part of this round? No plans to do so at this stage. Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Sure would, new music is awesome. If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? A postcard or fridge magnet would be really cool. I'm not really one for tchotchkes though. Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? (keep it clean, all!) Erm... I like walking the dogs, and I like short to medium sojourns in outdoor/foresty type areas. But I don't consider myself outdoorsy, nuh-uh. I do not enjoy any form of outdoor activity that exposes me to leeches or requires me to poop in a hole in the ground. I see camping as kind of a slap in the face to thousands of years of evolution. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? I joined Ravelry awhile back, but really haven't explored too much. I'll have to take a more in-depth look at some stage. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? I am a total desk jockey, and I love stationery and office supplies. Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Yes, I am! I love The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, On The Town, High Society, Anchors Aweigh. Does Rocky Horror Picture Show count as a musical? If so, add that one too. Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I don't, it kind of all just smells like smoke to me. I like the smell of Indian temple incense, but I probably wouldn't burn it in my home. - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Love HP I'm a Hufflepuff. - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? I dunno... maybe Amazon or Sock Dreams? Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? I've always liked the story of Persephone, and I find the Aboriginal creation legends really fascinating. 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! Sorry, I've never tried RPGs of any kind. 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'll come back to this question, have to think about it. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? A moment in the fresh air or some puppy cuddles usually work What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I've never really read any comic books, but if you have a fave I'd happily be enabled. Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? Not in any way. I really admire musical talent, but I certainly don't possess any. 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 am interested in gardening, but any seeds sent to me would most likely be confiscated by quarantine. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? I don't, because Halloween is not much of a thing here. If I did though, I'd probably go for a creepy Gothic mansion kind of aesthetic. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? I feel an affinity with bees and like to wear jewelry that represents them. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: Yes My personal favourite is the Adopt an Orang Utan program. From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? La Calavera Catrina. Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I like it, but I have quite a lot. I wear OPI mostly, but I also have some Creative Nail Design and China Glaze. Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? I love the poem Annabel Lee (E.A Poe). And I really like the lyrics of 'Jane Says' - beautifully simple and poignant. Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... I like just basic beeswax pillars, though soft scents are nice. I had some gingerbread scented wax pellets once that smelled amazing. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? Sure, handmade things are awesome! Socks would be cool, my knitting hasn't progressed to that stage yet. Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Possibly not practical due to distance :/ What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? I've been meaning to get a bottle of Red Queen and How Doth The Little Crocodile for quite awhile. Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? HumanFemale, but I'm not very active. Social Media? FB, Twitter, LJ (FB is the only one I tend to actually use though) Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? Just Etsy and Amazon, they're linked on my questionnaire. Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? Mac What is your favorite animal? Elephants and bees What are you going to be for Halloween? Sad, because we don't do costumes! 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.) A bee or a raven would be awesome. How do you feel about knick-knacks? Not a fan, don't like unnecessary clutter. What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Barbecues in the rain, 'Sunday drives', and buying the dogs a whole chicken each to celebrate their adoption anniversaries. Do you like going to the movies? Sure, every so often. What are your favorite restaurants? Indian, Thai or Italian are my go-tos. Do you play any video games? Only a few iPhone games. IMO the late 80s / early 90s will never be surpassed in video game excellence. My heart belongs to Super Mario, Space Invaders and Pac Man. Do you like any anime? Not really. I don't dislike it, but I don't seek it out. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Nope, I just have an iPhone and a regular MacBook. 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 have quite a lot, but as we all know, there's no such thing as too much jewelry. So yeah, I'd be pretty psyched. I could definitely do with some 'statement' pieces to accessorise work outfits, like chunky pendants on long chains. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Sure, this would be nice. I'm not picky outside of the preference I mentioned in my questionnaire. 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? Nah, I'm pretty set for BPAL storage. Muppets: yea or nay? Yea! I also love Fraggle Rock *so much* Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? I like all of those! I also like Fred Basset because it's so shit it's awesome. Favorite Mythological Creature?: Dragons! Raaar! Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers Yes Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? Yes, I have a couple in my Etsy favourites.
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    Young Pine Saplings

    Wet: Feck! You're right, yeahbutnobut, it's popcorn. More specifically, buttered popcorn flavoured Jelly Belly jelly beans. In smell form. Weird. Drydown Spices coming through, but still with the popcorn. Dry Better now. Clove often goes batsh*t crazy on my skin, but this is not too bad. And the ginger is nice and sharp - BPAL ginger notes often don't actually smell gingery to me, but this one does. Yay!
  14. girasol

    Scent Recs based on your PERSONALITY!

    The first one that came to mind was The Little Sparrow - a good scent for shy, gentle creature who belongs in nature but fears bigger animals. Mouse's Long and Sad Tale could be good too - gentle and warm. TKO for the doziness, it's such a snuggly scent! It seems like you also really appreciate the spiritual aspects of nature, and that brought Kathmandu to mind - to me, it smells like ancient trees, mountain air and temple incense, a fitting scent for worshipping nature's majesty. For the horticulturalist in you, Titania is a lovely garden scent - it's like being surrounded by night-blooming flowers on a warm evening. Of course, I have no idea of your preferred notes - these are just the ones that came to mind from your description!
  15. Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types? I can take or leave it - I like chocolate, but not in huge quantities at once. What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? Hmm... The Lights of Men's Lives, Liz, Pele, and I'll be really sad if any more of the Mad Tea Party blends go - I was seriously bummed I never got to try March Hare. There are a bunch of GCs I've been meaning to try for ages and I'm worried they'll be DC'd before I get the chance. Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it? Never tried VM scents - trying not to develop any more costly obsessions! What is your favorite type of wine? Would you be interested in trying something new? In that case, is there anything you really DONT like? Ooooo how about dessert wines? Love most reds, some whites (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer), but very few sweet wines appeal to me. What three things are you craving right now? Right now? Malaysian food, a hot bath and a blissful night's sleep. But If you're in the US, dear witch, and you happen upon any of the cherry cordial M&Ms I was recently enabled to, that would make a great substitute for any of the above! Why is stuff like that never available here? Though I'm meant to not be eating sugar. But those are so good, dammit! paper goods, anyone need? including resume paper, and formal stationery as well as casual cards. Nice blank notecards or cute postcards are always good for me. What is a scent that you've been trying to find even a sample of for a very long time to no avail? (What bottle would you die to get your hands on - even a partial?) Hanerot Halalu! Oh dear god, Hanerot Halalu... a very sweet forumite gifted me an imp of this magical elixir, and a bottle would be ZOMGamazing. But I don't hold out much hope, for who would give such a thing up? Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning) Not so much... I think in most things in life, I know how to help myself... I just sometimes choose not to If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? Since my witch already clued me into her general location, I'm assuming this would be a moot point Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? Sure! Witchy BFFs for evah! Do you like poetry? Some poetry. I like Edgar Allen Poe and an Australian poet called Les Murray. What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? I love BPTP The Queen's Croquet Ground atmo spray - I spray it on my bed linen and feel like I'm sleeping in a sunny rose garden. I also have a Crabtree and Evelyn fragrance oil from Christmas a couple of years ago that I use with a lightbulb ring - it smells exactly like Gingerbread cookies baking and it's awesome in winter! What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? I'm not anti-comics, but I admit I've never really seen the appeal of them. Maybe I just haven't found the right one. How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? I'm in favour! I prefer creamy colours and unusual tones like Prussian blue or charcoal grey. Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? I always love a kitchen gadget! Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? DH and I are pretty obsessive about the TV shows we love (Firefly, Big Bang Theory, True Blood, Scrubs, The IT Crowd, I could go on!). I'm more craft-geek than sci-fi or fantasy geek though. Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo??? Would this change if it were an article of clothing vs. a bag/pillow/blanket/somethingelse I actually really like natural feeling fabrics like unbleached cottons, linens and hemp. More for decorating and crafting than clothing I guess. I also love pure wool felts. Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? I haven't looked at it very carefully, but nothing jumped right out at me. Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? I don’t know what those are Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? Probably deep reds or earth tones, but this kind of thing could be a bit too bulky for shipping perhaps? purses? bags? What style/colors? I’m pretty okay for this kind of thing at the moment. Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? Definitely. Blues or jewel tones are good. Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? I’ve been trying to find a good organic shampoo that doesn’t make my hair limp and greasy, so if they do anything like that it would be awesome. Home fragrances are great too – I prefer lighter scents for this. For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? Pinks and pale reds tend to work best with my complexion. I prefer sheer colours and nude opaques. Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc. While this would be really awesome, Australian Quarantine requirements are a bitch when it comes to that kind of thing. I’d hate for my witchee to send me costly spices and then for them to be confiscated. What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? Dogs / wolves, elephants and bees. If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? I haven’t really looked at the list, since I’m not likely to be able to go! I’d try anything that doesn’t have my doom notes of vetiver, sugarcane or booze. DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? Both are fine – we have a Blu Ray player, but lots of things aren’t available on Blu Ray yet so I still buy DVDs too. Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) I love socks! I mostly buy above the knee socks, since I only tend to wear socks in the colder months and they help keep me warm. Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? Whatever my dear witch prefers to do is fine by me. Do you like pirate-related things? It’s not something I seek out specifically, but could be kind of cool. Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? Nothing specific I’m on the hunt for, but open to trying whatever. What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? Probably Art Deco… it just speaks of a decadent time in history. Would you like caffeinated lollipops?: http://www.lollyphil...cks-caffeinated Not so much caffeinated ones, but unusual candy in general is cool. Copied CD's or DVD's? I don’t mind it too much if it’s just to sample something. If somebody burns a copy of a CD or movie and I really like it, I’ll probably go buy a legit copy after anyway. And if I don’t like it, then I never would have bought it anyway, so nobody’s losing out on money. I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? I adore Disneyland, but now I’m scared and conflicted by Stellans’ mention of boycotting them. Did Disney do something douchey? Please say they didn’t, I don’t want to have to hate them! *whimper* Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? Yay, but not a likely candidate for shipping to Australia. Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Yes, as long as they’re kind of understated and don’t look like they belong in Regretsy’s ‘Not Remotely Steampunk’ category Do you like amurigami dolls? Sure! Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? Mmm… probably pirates. Not the scary murderous kind, more like the Captain Jack Sparrow loveable rogue kind. Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. I do… cute barrettes or silk hair flowers mostly. I also often wear scarves in my hair. Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Just ears – three piercings. Chocolate. With stuff in it? Are you more a plain chocolate lover, a chocolate and normal items lover (normal items being nuts, fruit, caramel) or do you like weird stuff in your chocolate? (weird stuff being curry, chilis, balsamic vinegar, floraly things) With stuff is fine, but no raisins I have nothing against raisins in principle, but why anyone would ruin chocolate with fruit is beyond me. With that said though, I’m trying to limit my sugar consumption, so I’m only eating chocolate in very limited amounts right now. surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? A fun day out with my husbeast and the dogs! Do you have any blogs you regularly read? The Oatmeal, vintagericrac.blogspot.com, Jezebel, Hyperbole and a Half, Regretsy. Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? Probably not. The one I have is huge and will be fine once I get around to listing my unloved bottles. Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? In my head I enjoy gardening, but in reality I’m crap at looking after plants. They thrive for a few weeks as I lavish them with love, then I lose interest and the poor things die a brown and crispy death through inattention. Social Networking sites: I’m on Facebook, also Twitter but I’m a very irregular tweeter. favourite artists or specific paintings? Banksy, Frida Kahlo, Max Dupain, Gregory Colbert, Tamara de Lempicka, Roy Lichtenstein, Tim Burton how about mix CDs? YES! I love being enabled with new music. Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) For sure, I always like finding cool blogs to read or random funny stuff. Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? I am in TimTam heartland, so not necessary Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? Yes, I would be interested in just about any of those! candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Yea, verily, yea /Court Jester Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? That Great Love Sound – The Raveonettes Protection – Massive Attack I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen in Love With) – The Buzzcocks You and Me Song – The Wannadies Take a Picture – Filter Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection Faded – Ben Harper Island in the Sun - Weezer Just in Time – Nina Simone Lola – The Kinks Fade Into You – Mazzy Star Willow Tree – The Waifs Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? This would be AWESOME! So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? I don’t have an e-book reader yet. Actually I do have one on my iPhone, but it’s such a small screen that I haven’t really taken to it. Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Whatever works. If it’s a huge list though, having an indication of priority would be awesome (like maybe bolding the things you want to try the most desperately). Baked goods Probably not... difficult to ship this far, and I'm cutting down sugar. If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? New recipes are never a bad thing If you were to make an order RIGHT NOW (Not that any of you will make any bpal orders until SW is over, because you do NOT want to mess up any plans your witch might have!) What would you order (from lab, forum, DD, TradingPost, etc) I've been slack about ordering from the Lab and the Post lately, so I'd probably grab whatever sounded good from the current LEs and catch up with some of the GC bottles that have been on my wishlist for ages. The recent spate of discontinuations has me all worried I'll miss out on GC's I've been meaning to get for months... What level of nudity are you fine with on items? Nudity really doesn't bother me at all, as long as it's not exploitative. I know the ?aire asked about gently used books and if you like garage sales, but would you like other kinds of gently used items that may have come from a garage sale? Sure, I have no problems with well-cared-for second hand items. Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? If they're natural spice blends then sure, but the thing that bothers me with commercial seasonings is that they're sometimes bulked out or enhanced with artificial crap. There are some that I like, but I mostly buy fresh spices and combine them. Do you like any particular kinds of green or back teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? Nothing in particular, but I always enjoy trying different tea blends. Favorite snack foods I'm on kind of a health kick right now, so I'm trying to avoid too much sugar and other refined carbs. The things I'm snacking on are nuts, dried fruit, hummus, baby cucumbers... I feel virtuous
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