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  1. dubh_ceol

    Long Lasting Patchouli?

    The Imperfect Enjoyment! Long lasting dirty patchouli, in the best way possible.
  2. Wishlists: Etsy Amazon Bodyartforms Sockdreams Answers! 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 really like pumpkin bread/cake/pie/cookies, but I'm not too fond of it in scents (foody smells in general don't do much for me). As for decor, I'm with eml298 and am good with them if they're more 'modern pumpkin' vs 'country pumpkin'. 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). Partially? I'm really good with breads, etc. Canned goods, probably not, as my fella and I don't use hardly any pickled items, and he hates salsa. (I'm highly amused by this, as he's Hispanic) 3. Trading Post wants? I'd love to try some of the hair glosses! I'm most interested in Dorian, Amber and Patchouli, and Coconut, Vanilla Bean, and Tiare. (Decants would be perfect...I don't have a whole lot of hair!) Atmo sprays sound good too! And I'd love some stickers or a magnet! I'll tweak my wishlist and add them there. So.. what direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? On that list, I'm not a fan of Mary Kay and Scentsy. Also, Yankee Candle and I rarely get along. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one or the other, both, or neither? Hot or iced? Whole bean, pre-ground, loose-leaf, tea bags, green, black, herbal, etc...? Do you have a coffee maker/bean grinder/tea-making accoutrements - what kind? Favorite places to buy coffee and tea - do you prefer Starbucks, Teavana, etailers, local roasteries, etc., and are there any you haven't tried yet but want to? Are you a purist or do you like flavors, and if so, what kinds? I love both coffee and tea, and will drink either of them hot or iced. I prefer my beans whole, and my tea loose leaf, but I'll drink bagged tea. I have all the tea/coffee making stuffs I need (tea strainer/steeper, pot, mugs) and a coffee pot and grinder. I have a few loose teas I'd love to try on my amazon wishlist. I love flavours, and really don't like Starbucks. They over roast their beans, and it makes me sad. Teavana is not my cuppa either. I'd rather go through smaller companies and get more tea with less fanfare, if that makes sense. I love Irish Breakfast teas, Earl Grey, Vanilla, Mint, Chai, and am open to trying fruity teas! 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? Cooking and baking are definitely my thing. I'm mostly set on kitchen acessories, but I could use mixing bowls, silicone spatulas (that are a solid one piece...the two pieces tend to grow mold between the handle and blade), and muffin and mini muffin trays. 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? I love artwork, drawings, paintings, homemade comics etc - it's all good. I love to write and I play around with sketching/painting. I'm not very good yet, but hey, it's a learning experience! 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'm Canadian, so my country's quite young in comparison to many others out there, so I tend to love reading/discovering about ancient times. Really no personal preference to the country itself, but when you can enter the ruins of say a temple that was built thousands of years ago - that fascinates me. Ancient China or Egypt or Rome or whatever. 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)? Ooh. I'd love a realistic river otter piece or one of my wee kitty (aka The Littlest Hellbeast) 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Reading, writing, movies, traveling, eating out, good conversation with great friends, working Ren Faires, crafting, cooking, going to kink events. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? Sorta? I'm getting my fella into tabletop games like Settlers of Cattan, Munchkin, etc. I'd love more games in a similar style! THere's some on my Amazon list. 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? Yes please! There's a bunch on my Amazon list, and used is totally grand! 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? I miss some types of Canadian candy (born Canadian, in the US now). Particularly scotch mints (bonus points if they are Dare mints, because they have the crunchy outer shell, a chewy layer, and then another crunchy layer.), and Smarties. Smarties in the US are these nasty powdery candy. Back home they're like M&Ms, only flatter, brighter colours, and a better grade of chocolate. I like gummy candies, especially Haribo, and have a fondness for the awesome funky KitKats they make in Japan. 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? Man, I'm a big old geek. I love Totoro, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), the Avengers, Wolverine, and a fuckton of other comics. Other fandoms I forgot to mention on my ?aire are: Hannibal, Pirates of the Carribbean, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, ect. 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. Tumblr is probably best for that. pixelatedtoys.tumblr.com (really not safe for work. I post porn, sex and kink positive stuff, as well as random kittens, otters, and social justice stuff.) Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Sorta? My family used to do little treasure hunts all the time, so it would definitely be a nostalgic thing. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? I honestly don't have a preference. I have CDs for my car, and digital music on my laptop, so am good with either. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? Um...I need to do a honey jar spell on my bf's boss (She just fired his co-worker, and isn't being that great to him.) but this week has been super crazy. 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 can use all the good juju I can get! Especially some sort of money draw thing. 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Lavender scented things make me think of dead people (one too many bad EMS calls to a local retirement home), so I try to keep it out of my house. Apart from that, not really. 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? N/a! 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? YES PLZ! I love apples, both fake neon green apple flavour and the natural stuff. Scent wise, I prefer crisp apples over an 'apple pie' flavour, and would be willing to try an oil with apple as a flavour if it wasn't too overly sweet foody. 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? Pure wool makes me itch and sometimes break out in hives. I love alpaca wool blends, though, and I'm sure any sort of mix will be ok. 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? I like them, though my tree is hung with mini swords and throwing knives alongside the brightly coloured lights and balls. I love the mini weapons. I tend to stick with more Yule/pagan/nondenominational ornaments and decorations. Deer in particular are some of my favourites, and I like the recent trend towards peacock ornaments. 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? I don't mind them...my current round of bandaids are Hello Kitty, as is my current mug, but I prefer Chococat! 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Pottery! There's two pottery studios in my town, and I really need to stop procrastinating and go sign up for some classes. 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? I like some, yes! W. B. Yeats is one of my favourites, as is Thomas Kinsella (though I've had a hard time finding his work outside of his translation of The Tain), e. e. cummings. Sierra DeMulder's 'Werewolf' made me cry recently. I'm not stuck on any particular subject matter, to be honest. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Sure! I love Disney. Some of my favourite characters: The Cheshire Cat (old school animated Chessy Cat, in purple and pink, not the blue and silver one), Kuzko from Emperor's NEw Groove, Maleficent, TOTORO! (since Disney is putting out Studio Ghibli), Merida from Brave, The Reluctant Dragon 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?) Ack! Those are freaking adorable. I'd love something like that, but creepy elegant goth stuff is also fantastic. 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!" Something either made by my Witch or someone local to them that they'd think I'd like, or something that makes them go "Oh! This is going to be perfect!" I like things that have personal meaning to my Witch, or that she thinks will have meaning for me. (I hope that's not too vague, Witch of mine!) 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. David Bowie- China Doll Nikki Minaj - Anaconda Ylvis - What Does the Fox Say? Heather Dale - Kingsword Stan Rogers - The Bluenose PeteBox - Panther Dance Adam Lambert - If I had you Jack Savoretti - Soldier's Eyes Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers - John The Revelator Mozart - The Magic Flute (Dear gods, this is so random. Hi, I'm very eclectic!) 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yes please to tarot cards! I have a few on my Amazon wishlist. 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO Um...Nathan Fillion is pretty fantastic and a fellow Canadian! 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? Glitter is ok, if it is sealed properly and won't get all over my house. 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Ehhhhh. I honestly can't think of one? I'd love to have a Viking Mead hall, but that's about it. 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? "Always be more than you appear." It was from an E Nesbitt book I read as a child and it's always stuck with me. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? I love physical books! I don't have a kindle thingy yet, so e books aren;t really my thing. And I have a hard time focusing for books on tape/cd, so would prefer to not receive those. 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? Yes please. I'm kinky and prefer my smut to be kinked too! Right now I'm loving Amanda Gannon and her husband Paul Batteiger's stuff on Smashwords. I want 'The Golden Mask' and 'Throne of the Depths'! (I'm pixelatedtoys over there). 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Sure! I don't have a kindle or anything, but if there is an option to read it as a text/html, that would be cool! 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? White Amber, Sandalwood, Leather, and Dark Patchouli! 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? For photos, I'd love leaves or trees (especially oaks!). Art, well, I love otters! 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? Um...probably black cats, because the Littlest Hellbeast is a tiny black kitty/demoncreature. I also love oak leaves and acorns, though those are more harvest-y. 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? I love nail polishes and eyeshadows! Lipstick...I'm looking for the perfect pin-up blue based red. Lipgloss and I have a love hate relationship, but I do love Nyx's Lip Butters! For polishes, no textured finishes, please. I end up chewing those off. :/ 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? I'm good with it, provided it's not racist, transphobic, homophobic, or in a similar vein. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? My mohawk is too short, sorry! Plus I make the wee things. 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? Nope! 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. Um...no bugs, please. I would probably freak out a bit and never eat it. THough I might wave them threateningly at friends who came to visit. Bacon power is slightly...intriguing? 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? I'm not a jam person, but the fiance is! He'd love (and eat) pretty much any type of jam. 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 holos, milky glitters, interesting topcoats, and usually wear China Glaze, Zoya, and OPI. I've not tried any indie polishes, but would love to! And no textured polishes please, unless they're glitter. 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? I've hit my plushie cap, sorry. The bed is full, and some of them are now sleeping on the floor. 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? Um..I like gummy candies and have large amounts of love for Pocky, oddly flavoured Kit Kats, and really like the peeling face masks yo can get from Daiso stores (esp. the charcoal ones!). Oh, and some pretty patterned Tenugui! (They're so freaking versatile!) 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Medea. Brisingamen. Dragon's Milk. I keep getting sent imps, and haven't got a bottle yet. 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? Dark Angels Cleanser, 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 can't fly, for various anxiety reasons, sorry. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? I usually fit into a women's XL tee (whee, cleavage of Doom.), unless it's a teefury or AA, etc, type shirt. Then I'm an 2xl. Babydolls are cute, but I may need to go up a size for them to fit. Tissue tees, I usually wear an XL 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 do have a wishlist! It's under the same email as the one I put on my ?aire. 59. Zombies, yes or no? Yes. I love 'The Walking Dead', and am devouring (heh) Mira Grant's 'Newsflesh' series. 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? Fingerless gloves are fantastic! I wear a size M glove, and either beyond the wrist or to the elbow would be great. I work faires when it's cold, and need my fingers free to lace and unlace bodices! 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? OTTERS! (river, not ocean) 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? Ummm...everything? My most favourites are 'THe Queen is Dead' and 'Gingermilk'. 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'd need a head's up so I can put away stuff, but I think I would be ok with it? 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. I do! I'm pixelatedtoys over there, and am a baby knitter. So far, I'm loving this alpaca blend I'm working with! Also, bamboo or silk mixes are gorgeous. *Swoons* 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? Love love love SD! I linked my wishlist at the top of the post! 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? I love shawls and shawlettes. (especially like this and this) 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? Yes! 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? Not at all. I grew up on a dairy, so things like that don't bother 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? Oh yes please! I love incense, but don't have much variety in what I burn right now. (Nippon Kodo, and Incense From India, mostly). Please feel free to expand my horizons! 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? I'm set on that front, thank you. 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? Stationary or cards are lovely, but I'll pass on the 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? About a 4? I like small amounts of siracha and usually buy medium heat salsa. 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? Those awesomely disgusting caramel apple lollipops. 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? No thanks. I honestly hate having stuff on my feet when I'm inside, even if it's freezing! 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? I used to look forward to the leaves changing. Now that I'm in Texas, I look forward to it being slight less hot, and it being Ren Faire season! 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 have a 15.6" laptop that could use a case, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy Ring M840 (Prevail 2). 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. Brushes! I have a few ecotool eye brushes and would love more. 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? I'm honestly easy to please, Witch of mine. Don't stress out about sending things one way or the other. 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'm a PJ shorts sort of person, and would probably wear XL. Cotton, please! For undies, I'm a boyshorts sorta gal, and am usually an 8 XL in those too. 80. Do you like M&Ms? I usually eat the green and blues out of my fella's bag when he gets some, but don't usually get them for myself. 81. How about wax melts? I have a tart melter thingy, but I don't use it that often anymore. I'm on more of an incense kick of late. 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? (I had to look up what that was...eep.) No, thank you. 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA, VENUSTAS 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? Sure! Those are awesome. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Um...oh gosh. I suck at facial skin care. I usually use just regular soap to wash my face, so if there's something you think I might like and should be using instead, feel free to toss it my way. For body lotion, my fella dna I both use a really nice hemp lotion, but I'm up for trying something new. I love lip balms, and always have at least one stick of Burt's Bees original, and another which varies. 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? Witch supplies would be nice! I'm in need of small coloured candles, and would definitely love incense. 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? The knitty things are lovely, but Texan winters aren't nearly cold enough for them. :/ 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? I'm pretty spider-phobic, sorry. 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? Sure! 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I like medium to large sized bags, purse or grocery/totes! 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? Ren Faire season!!!!! Second weekend in October til the first weekend of December. I work for Moresca, and spend my day lacing folks into and out of bodices, plus put together fabulous 'spensive outfits. 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Metamorphosis: Question Mark! Lilith: OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA GC: Medea 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Um...jeez. That's a huuge question. If there's something geeky you'd think I'd like, sure! I'm always interested in Pacific Rim stuff, especially Cherno Alpha. 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? Free schwag is always cool. 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? The rings are cute, but my fiance isn't as geeky as I am, so wouldn't enjoy them as much as I would. I love this cuff (aluminum, plz), and would also be thrilled with the text of this on a cuff bracelet! (silk wraps are a bit fussy for my world...I'm hard on fabrics with all the crafting I do) 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? We're fans of alcohol of all sorts! We drink scotch and whiskey the most (I buy him a bottle of 10 y/o scotch for Christmas), then other liquors, probably wine the least. We are definitely set for glassware and bar ware. A bartender's bible would be snazzy, though. And sure! Sample bottles would be super awesome if you're willing to be shiesty and ship them. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? Ooh! Yes please! Chai, vanilla, and rose would be my preferences. 98. Jamberry nail wraps? No thanks. I'd end up chewing them off. I'm so hard on 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? These! Used copies are under $20. 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? This bag, with the alpaca print (omg, so cute!)S Setting Powder Primer This in blue This palette 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? A Moment in Time sounds so lovely. 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? I like it! Though, I'm not sure how you'd manage to send me some, Witch! 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? Amber. Golden, or Egyptian. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? Nothing actually caught my eye. 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Oh gods, yes. ALL THE CAFFEINE. 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? Lipstick in Sin or Frank'n'Furter, and I'm not really a princess person. :/ 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? Mmm. Milk chocolate with ginger and whole caramelized hazelnuts sound so tasty. Or dark with Earl grey tea and rose petals. 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? I will have to pass. 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? Sorry, I don't do that. 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? THe Lilith Fund in Austin, please. 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? I'm good with this! 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? I like incense! I mostly burn Incense from India brand, I especially love their ambers, sandalwoods, Clove, Golden Vanilla, and Exotic Spice. Am not really a foody scent sort of being, though, so no on the pumpkin spice. I sometimes also burn Super Hit/Nag Champa, so hippy type stuff is ok. Lemongrass EO sounds fantastic! 114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in? Boo, Tricksy, and Autumn Leaves Hair glosses 115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in? NO thank you. My cat would kill me if I got one, because I would try to glue it to her fluffy little head. 116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop? I like the project bags! You mentioned being able to do embroidery on them...I'd love a plan green or deep blue bag with this symbol on it. (Hey, sometimes it feels like I'm fighting a war, vs knitting a thing.) 117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes? omg, yes please to the dried apples! 118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc? I like travel mugs, coffee mugs only if they're heavy pottery, no thanks, sure, and sure! Syrups sound fun...
  3. dubh_ceol

    Fall Switch Witch 2013 Q&A

    1. Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? Socks- I have a Sock Dreams wishlist with many socks and arm warmer type things on it! Scarves- I can never have too many pashminas, and love interestingly patterned and non-chunky shawlettes. (examples of styles I find appealing here, here, and here. I'd prefer neutral colours, or greens and blues, as those are the colors of my Faire garb, and I'd be wearing these at both festivals I work, as well as during the winter!) Hats- No thanks. They're really hard to fit properly. Arm warmers- Yes, please! 2. Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? Halloween Candy - I'm kinda meh about a fair amount of it, to be honest. Candy corn and those wee sugar pumpkins make me ill after only a few, and most mini candy bars Decorations - I love trees and branches and things with oak leaves and acorns on them, yes plz. Costume Supplies - I prefer stuff that's going to be durable year after year. I usually don't dress up for Halloween, as I'm working Ren Faire at that time, so my costuming tends to be Rennie stuff. 3. WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? For Halloween, we don't do a whole lot. I put up a few small decorations, we carve pumpkins and roast seeds (though they don't last long. Texas heat is cruel to pumpkins and they melt quickly once carved). I do some rituals on Samhain, but nothing huge. 4. Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? I love Studio Ghibli stuff...um...clever fandom shirts, especially Pacific Rim. Art nouveau, especially Mucha. I usually wear a women's XL, a men's L (I am racktastic). 5. Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? Fairly indifferent, though I am slightly addicted to a pumpkin spice cake thingy I've been making. (Pumpkin puree mixed with a box of spice cake mix. Add sugar, a bit of milk, mix, then bake. It's moist and delicious!) 6. 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? I bought nothing so far. I'll let you know if I cave and pick up anything though! 7. Name some DVDs you wouldn't mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? I havean amazon wishlistwith lots of DVDs. (things are roughly sorted into several lists, so look to the left of the screen for my other lists!) 8. Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? I have a source for Starbucks stuff, but hell yes to Teavana stuff! I'd love some tea, tins, and rock sugar. <3 9. Pinterest? Not really. I poke around on it sometimes, but that's about it. 10. Anything from LisaNut's store or something similar? Most of her items, while lovely, just aren't colour patterns I would wear, sorry. 11. 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? Booooks! i would love love love books off my wishlist. Tarot cards I'm a bit picky about...I'm currently looking for a Radiant Rider Waite, the Morgan-Greer, the Wildwood, and the Gilded Tarot decks. 12. Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! Gloomy Sunday, Hobgoblin, Tell the Bees, and Winchester all sound amazing! 13. I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? Apple butter sounds tasty...my fella and I love it on fresh biscuits. 14. How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? I do not like lip gloss-way too goopy and sticky. I do like lip balm from time to time, and prefer stick type ones with a harder consistency, such as Burt's Bees. I am ok with mint and vanilla scents, but nothing too strong or perfume-y. I still have a weakness for Lip Smackers Dr. Pepper lipgloss, and adore the giant tubes of it! Lipsticks are awesome, though hard to pick out. I love pin up reds...right now MACs Russian Red is my holy grail, but I"m always looking for alternatives! 15. Actually, this isn't much of a question, more of a request: Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? Your witch will thank you. BodyArtForms (plugs and jewelry) Etsy Amazon Sockdreams 16. Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? I used to play a lot of table games, but stopped after all my games got lost in a move. I love Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, and Cats in a Blender. I've a few added in my wishlist on Amazon. 17. Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? I love smoked spices that would go well in bbq rubs...um, apart from that I'm not sure! I have a lot of regular spices (oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and others in that vein), as well as a few more random ones like turmeric, curries, random mixes. I'm always willing to try something new, and I love interesting salts. 18. 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'd love some acrylic paints! Or canvasses! 19. What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set? To answer my own question, no. I make them, and have hair that is way too short for it to work! 20. Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store? I've never had anything from Trader Joes, but it sounds utterly fabulous. It sounds like they have some utterly fabulous caramels among other things! 21. Would you rather have something fun or practical? Yes please! 22. Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity? Oh dear gods, yes! 23. Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in? Negative, though I'm really lusting after the Weenie Pumpkin versions of Dorian and Sin! 24. Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? Her stuff is cute, but not really my style, ta though! 25. 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? I like spice! I'm a medium sort of creature, thanks! 26. 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'm more of a gummy or hard candy being over fudge...it gets wicked sweet too fast for me, and I have no self restraint and may end up eating the whole thing. 27. Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? Sure! 28. Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? Right now I'm feeling Paintbox Soapworks and Haus of Gloi's scrubs and soaps and whatnot a bit more than Lush, thank you though. 29. 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 have gauged ears, so mostly wear plugs, but I like spirals and pretty ornate designs too (check out my bodyartforms.com wishlist for ideas of what I like. ) I'd definitely prefer a pendant, as I have my own chain that I love madly. (Unless you have a popcorn chain. Then I'm all about popcorn chains.) 30. 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 love abstracts and watercolours! I'm not sure I'm smart enough for cubist type stuff though. 31. Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Nothing from their update, though I'm lusting after a few GC items. 32. 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, and wear it once a week or so. I love holos, unique glitters, milky glitters, and bright colours. I'm not picky about brands...I have everything from Wet N Wild to Deborah Lippman. 33. What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I prefer indie makeup companies. My go to is Fyrinnae, but I'm dying to try some Sugarpill and Shiro Cosmetics! 34. 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. I've not tried, but I'd like to! I'm drooling over the chai blends, as well as the cream flavour and dozens of others. Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? Yes! I picked up a GameCube a month or two ago, and am slowly building my library. I'm interested in (used copies, plz. New prices are insane!): Soul Calibur II Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, The Two Towers, Return of the King Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Gauntlet: Dark Legacy Metroid Prime Prince of Persia (any) Mario Party (5 or higher) Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Sin (always. I hoard bottles), Dorian, and Medea. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I adore their sorbetto-it is my favourite/Holy Grail scrub. *drools* Also, their soaps are lovely. Scents: The Queen is Dead, The Englishman, Lady Linden, Mandinka, Gold Frankinsense and Myrrh. I'd also love some Bookkeeper's Butter. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? No, we have a small apartment, and my cat likes to eat plants. Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? They're shiny! I like Michaels, Ulta, SockDreams, Amazon... Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? This! Kitten rentals and deliveries, with the proceeds going to local shelters. Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? Pilot pens, any colour really. I love these. Artist trading cards (watercolour) Burt's Bees Lip Chap (in the bright yellow tube) Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? Honeycomb (with the honey still in it)! I love it so much, but I can't find it locally. Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? I'm not home weekends, but that's it. Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? Yes! I have a wishlist.
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    Summer '13 SW answers!

    Wishlists: BodyArtForms (plugs and jewelry) Etsy AmazonSockdreams I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Summer notes listed here and you can click through to the whole list from there. http://www.hausofglo...er-single-notes QUESTION! Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. Thursday June 27/13 I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? How do you feel about home-canned goods? Do you like BPTP clothing? What size do you wear of: Baby-doll T's Regular T's yoga pants Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? Or other clothes from BPTP? What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? I like fantasy and Sci-fi...historical based stuff (Rome, Spartacus etc.), um...Drama can be fun. I don't do Romance. Not sure about musicals, but I adore Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera. I only am able to play DVDs. -Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? Morroccan Mint A spicy Chai Earl Grey Irish Breakfast Um...no idea! I'm always willing to try new stuff, though! -Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer Make gallons upon gallons of sun tea! -What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? Jellyfish! I've wanted these forever. Whiskey Stones, though they certainly don't have to be from ThinkGeek Utili-Key Tree of Gondor tee (XL) Something Blue tee (XL) -Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? This! Because holy fuck that's AWESOME! Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) I've listened to the whole Harry Potter series, but that's about it. I'd be willing to try Audible! Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? Love! I like interesting flavours, chili, black currant, there was a brand that makes dark choc. bars with poprocks in them! I like ginger and spices...good quality milk chocolate is also tasty. Wednesday June 26/13 Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Not really. The farthest we go recently is about a 2 hour drive, and we just listen to the radio on the way. Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? A white noise machine for at night...it helps me sleep a bit better. Some poi (soft ones, or ones with ribbon-y tails!) An coffee grinder Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? They have some Luperci and Jacob's Ladder! I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? *cringe* No thank you. If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? Bless. I love Matt Smith, and would probably end up dragging him out of the rain and giving him a big fluffy towel and a nice cuppa. Liam Neeson is a long time favourite actor of mine too. Um...Lucy Lawless is utterly fabulous. So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? Ha! As much as I love the name, I'm not really sure about it. Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I love them. I have 5, and I'm hoping to get more in the future. I have a half sleeve planned, and maybe two or three others after that. What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? GC-More Sin. I need to stock up on some bottles soon and start aging it! LE-Luperci. And my insane LE-Skadi. If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? I don't, at least not yet. I'd like to learn, though! What styles of artwork do you like? Art Nouveau. Mucha is one of my favourite artists. Um...Luis Royo. Monet (waterlilies), Vincent Van Gogh... Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? Hell yes to some Mexican Vanilla! The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? Heliophobe and and Voluptuary both make me want to swoon! What is your favorite color? Jewel tones of red, green, blue, and purple. What is your favorite season? Spring, despite the fact my allergies try to kill me. I love the brightness of the new and growing things. If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Ireland. I'd really like to live in my family's homeland. Monday June 24/13 Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Otters, deer (particularly stags), wolves, and greenman icons all resonate with me. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Curl up with a book and some music, usually. Possibly some good quality dark chocolate as well. Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? I've given up on drinking sodas. :/ Sorry! Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates Werewolves or vampires? Vampires Zombie or Cthulhu? Tentacle-y Goodness! Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? Whichever is easiest for you, Witch! Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items? I'd be interested in a shawl or shawlette! I'm not a fan of scratchy (REd Heart brand makes me want to claw my skin off) acryllic, but I'm open to anything else. Colours...I'd love something in a neutral like grey, oatmeal, tan, etc. Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? I have several, and hell yes, I would love artwork or a print of some sort made from it! That would be utterly brilliant!!! Quotes: "Why, what could she have done, being what she is? Was there another Troy for her to burn?" -No Second Troy, Yeats "And she held her sword, and she smiled like a knife." -Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, 'Good Omens' "Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." -Neil Gaiman, 'Sandman' "Sie will es und so ist es fein." -'Rosenrot', by Rammstein "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la diritta via era smarrita." -Dante "But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." - He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven, Yeats Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? I like the milder roasted beans (blonde, ground), and the foofy drinks. The teas, fraps, etc. Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? Not really, sorry. If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? It wouldn't bother too badly, though I really do look forward to a grand reveal if my Witch is comfortable with it! Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? No, sorry. I'm an incense sort of creature. Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? I like the Mexican spiced hot chocolate, but that's about the only type. Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? I haven't, and I most definitely would eat it if I was sent some! Flavours: Fudgey Fudge, Salted Caramel, Blackberry Vanilla, Heavenly Buttercup. What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? I've not heard of them before now, and wow, their scent list is overwhelming. I think I'd rather stick with my current etailer obsessions. Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: Illegal Tender-Louis IVX Mummer's Dance (radio edit)-Loreena McKennitt Rosenrot-Rammstein Settle for a Slowdown-Dierks Bentley (I don't have much country...not a huge fan, so it amuses me that this came up.) The Brewer's Tap-Tartanic On a Sea of Fleur-des-lis-Richard Shindell Tainted Love-Marilyn Manson Twisted Transistor-Korn All Is Numb-32 Leaves Breathe into me -RED what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. My black iron skillets. <3 How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? We have tons of blank wall space, so whatever you feel like doing, Witch! Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? I like them. Um...I'd appreciate gift cards to Etsy, Michaels, Cacique, Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Swearing, no, I have a filthy mouth. Off colour, nope. Just no racism/homophobia. What style is your sense of humour? Um...random as hell? I like everything from dry Brit humour, to Monty Python to a wee bit of Stooge-esque slapstick! Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I really like games like Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Clue, Sorry, Risk, Settlers of Catan. Right now I don't have any games of my own. What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? None...nothing really spoke to me. Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Would you like something from Empire Edibles? (http://www.etsy.com/...s?ref=top_trail) The Spice Trail Fudge, Engineers Stout Fudge, and Empress of India fudge all look amazing, as does the Ladies Downfall Caramel Chews. Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? No, sorry. Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc I'd really love a new oil of some sort. Anything else, I'm truly not going to be heartbroken over. Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? Gods, yes. I have several tarot decks in my wishlist. Right now I use the Druidcraft tarot and the steampunk tarot. I love them both for entirely different reasons. I've never used a pendulum, but I've had runestones before (made them myself). What fandoms do you belong to? SuperWhoLock. Avengers, Lost Girl, X Men, Boondock Saints, Pitch Black. What cheers you up? My fiance and my cat being derps. Failing that, a cuppa, a good book, and a soak in the tup, or some music and working out til I drop. Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? A fairy mound in Ireland. Just to fuck with folks. I think the person I'd least want to be haunted by would be Rick Perry. What question do you hate to answer? 'How are you doing?/How have you been?' Mostly because they don't really want to know if I've been ok, or if life has been a sucking depressing Pit O'Despair, and I have to think up an appropriate lie. What is the best compliment you have/could receive? Usually it's people telling me that they like my cooking. Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. I don't know enough about various European foods and magazines to have a good idea of what to ask for. Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? I do! I like messenger style bags with cross-body straps. Colours-black, green, tan, and I wouldn't say no to a new one! What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Food: snack- candy-Haribo gummies! drink: chai tea Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? Are your ears pierced? Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? Thursday June 20/13 Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose Skadi. *swoons* Are you kinky? Bwahahahahahaha. You could say that. Been in the lifestyle since I was 19. Now currently run a kink educational group with my fiance-we have once a month workshops on a variety of topics. Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands I like them, but tend to pick incense before a candle. I usually get wee ones, and tuck them away in my clothing drawers to make things smell nice. Right now I have some Pink Sugar scented ones and some leather ones tossed into various drawers! Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I've never been, though it's someplace I'd like to see someday! I'd be open to receiving something from there, definitely! Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) Oh gods. Sockdreams is amazing. My wishlist can be found here. Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Not, not really. My hair is a mohawk, and I already have clippers and hair glue. What is your favorite shade of blue? Cobalt blue! Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? Nope, sorry. If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? I want to start arting. (drawing, paint.) What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? I definitely have a sweet tooth. I love hard candies, gummies, the asian style gel candies with small pieces of fruit in them, carmels, chocolate...pretty much anything, so long as it isn't banana flavoured. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I don't, sorry. Most of my online reading is done at AO3 (archive of our own). If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! I really don't think food will survive well in Texas summer conditions in my mail room. :/ As for crafty stuff, sure! I'm all for it. The only thing I can think I wouldn't be interested in getting would be knitted stuff that's made of scratchy feeling wool. I get heebie-jeebies just thinking about it! Oh, and 'brownies in a jar' type things. I'm an excellent cook and prefer to season my own foods. Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I do! I just bought a GameCube (I know, I'm several systems behind) and have a few different games. Animal Crossing, SSX Tricky, Lego Star Wars...I really want some Zelda games, Soul Caliber II, and Mario Party/SuperSmash. Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. ) I drink obscene amounts of coffee every day. In the summer time, it's iced coffee (brewed with regular grind beans, then chilled). I go through a pot to a pot and a half of the stuff in a day. *hands head* I have a problem. Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? Hell yes! I'm just getting into the whole girly nails thing, and love it! My current obsession is glitters, especially milky glitters, and textured polishes. (The sugar/sand texture is my favourites...they also have the bonus of keeping me from absentmindedly chewing on my polish.) I love Essie and Zoya, and definitely would love to try some indie brands! Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Sin. Always Sin. I need to get some more so I can start aging it. My oldest bottle is nearly 5 years old and getting close to empty. Dorian. Again, I need to get some so I can age it. Medea. Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? Not really. I include wee cards in the packages I send to folks who buy my etsy wares, but that's about it. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? Not yet, but I really want to! I have a buttload of her stuff favourited on etsy and in my SW Help post. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I like to...I currently don't have the space to do so. We're in a 2nd floor apartment with a tiiiiny porch. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. I subscribe to ipsy, so have tons of these. No more, please! Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? Not heard of them, but checking out their site, I wasn't really grabbed by anything, sorry. Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? I do, and I've tried and liked glycerine and cold process soap, but that's the only type I know I've tried for sure? I'm open for new types though! Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? I;ve tried a few samples before! Their Black Noel scent sounds amazing, so does Blackberry Tea, Coconut Sugar, Oriental Jade Iced Tea, Pink Patchouli and Amber White. I'd be willing to try them in just about anything...scrubs, soaps, or just the oils. Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I do, and have the list of Lush items I like in my SW Help link. Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? I prefer to keep my stuff in a blog post. Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? Hell yes! I love pretty much everything they make. Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? American Apparel, Chick-fil-a, Urban Outfitters, Walmart. As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? Y'all get all the cool flavoured Kit-Kats! I also really love the cool jellies with pieces of fruit in them, and stuff like hi-chews. Um, I'm a Hello Kitty and Chococat fan. I'd love any sort of fun makeup or things that you can only get in Japan! Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? Ehh. I mostly just like stuff that's either musicians I like at this point. Dr Who? Yes! How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? A lot. Unflavoured, usually, because I will lick and chew on my lips otherwise. I usually just use Burt's Bees. The minty tingle is great and it works well for me. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? I do if it's not sticky stuff. I prefer plums, berries and nudes for lipgloss for everyday wear. If I'm dressing up for a club, I'll wear just about any colour! For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? My SW Help list has other companies! 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. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I've not tried them, but I would definitely be interested in trying them out! My favourite teas are: English/Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey, Moroccan Mint, Chai (bonus points if it's spicy chai), and a variety of herbal blends. What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy YES TO COFFEE! Ground, plz. I'm open to about any flavour. I don't care for Starbucks, though. It always tastes as though they've over-roasted the beans to me. Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Grace O'Malley. Badass Irish pirate. I wanted to be her when I grew up...she's utterly amazing. If you were a Disney princess you would be?: Probably Merida. I'm an opinionated redhead. (Irish, though, not Scottish.) Would you like a seashell from Florida? I still have a stash from my grandparent's visit over the winter, ta though. What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? I'm always looking for new beads (I try to work in glass and natural materials) to add to my stash. Though the next project I want to get into is doing art. Watercolour, paint, pencils...
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    Fall SW answers!

    Amazon wishlist link Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? I am not a huge fan. Marshmallows tend to make me feel ick after eating one or two. What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. Someone from the forums set me a bunch of imps off my wishlist during a transaction, as well as tea and candies! 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) Yes! I do all the cooking in my house, and love spices and herbs, as well as chopsticks (I only just discovered sushi...so much love!) and other useful items. 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? Not really. I'm a naked sleeper, and house lounging clothing tends to be an oversize t-shirt and boyshorts. What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Dark by preference, as well as milk. I like nuts, and spice, as well as nougats and such. 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've never been in one, but I'm told they have great teas, coffees, candies,and spices! Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? I live in Tx, so it might not survive very long, as our mail room doesn't always have working AC, and we don't check the mail every day. 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! Stripey socks, a pair of LEI panties (probably a pair of the ones that look like tighty whiteys), some snacks/toys for Miss Maus (the kittybeast), and a bar of 'good' chocolate. (Lindt, probably their sea salt or chili bar) I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? Oh hell yes! I'm a Canuk myself, and badly miss Dare Scotch Mints!!!!!! Mackintosh's toffee. Maple Sugar candies. *sigh* what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? I heart TeeFury, and am a size (womens) XL there. Firefly, Sherlock, Doctor who, BattleStar Galactica, Calvin and Hobbes, Avengers (Thor, CApt. America, and Iron Man too), and Batman are all my fandoms. Do you have an eReader and if so which one? Nope. Marzipan? Not really a fan. 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? No, thanks. We live in an apartment with no washer, so things we have to wash frequently are a bad idea. Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Yes and yes. My fiancee and I prefer sweeter infused vodkas, over, say, savory. If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? I honestly don't know a lot about Australian foods. All those sound good and I am open to surprises. If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? Arm warmers and fingerless gloves would probably get the most use! I am also really lusting after a particular style of hat that caught my fancy on etsy : http://www.etsy.com/listing/59625298/pixie-hat-blue-pixie-hat-slouch-beanie? Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? My kitty will wallow in any wrapping paper and hide in boxes, but she loves catnip toys if you feel like tossing one her way. My mate will be giving me sad eyes, so I will probably be sharing any things I can with him. 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. Oh goodness. Yes to either/or! 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? I actually have a stash of red sauce this season, so no thank you. Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? Monet, Van Gogh, Mucha, Luis Royo 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? Oooh. Yes, yes, I could. I adore stags, foxes, wolves, and always love art of them. 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? Probably Mr. Jacquel Nail Polishes? I love holos! Also, jellies with big chunks of fun glitter, and indie stuff. Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? That's a totally cool/sweet idea! How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Hell yes! Stuffed things: yea or nay? Stuffed foods? Nay. Stuffed animal plush toys: semi-yay. I collect plush wolves and otters, but those are the only stuffies I make room for. New Question: 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? No thanks. I cook a lot, and the idea of pre-made food just sits oddly with me. (Sorry, I'm wierd!) Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? Yes, but I will caution that shipping it can be a big pain. Use loads of bubble wrap and ziplock bags. Trust me. 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? I'm not terribly crafty. Making jewelery and hair sticks seems to be the edges of my creative limits, so right now I'm not looking to learn any more crafty stuff. Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? Tea is always a good thing. Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? I cannot knit my way out of a wet paper bag, so don't have an account. I live near this very cool Retro store (retrodrygoods.com) (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them? Ooh, fabulous! I love the aprons, the retro candies, and the tshirts! Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? Not this beastie, sorry. What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Boring. Mostly cream coloured. It's pretty much shabby apartment chic. My pots and pans and accessories are all brightly coloured when I can find them, though. (Red! Green! Teal! Purple! Blues!) It's so small that there's no point in trying to 'style' it, especially since we'll only be here another 6 months. Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? "Why, what could she have done, being what she is? Was there another Troy for her to burn?" -No Second Troy, Yeats "And she held her sword, and she smiled like a knife." -Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, 'Good Omens' "Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." -Neil Gaiman, 'Sandman' "Sie will es und so ist es fein." -'Rosenrot', by Rammstein "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la diritta via era smarrita." -Dante "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."-The Fox, 'Le Petit Dauphin' "But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." - He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven, Yeats Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! I'm on my mate's laptop...will do this later! What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? Like: stripey socks. Dislike: alarm clocks that tick 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. Nothing I can think of. If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? I'm about to re-do my altar, so will get to this question once things have been changed around! 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* B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? 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? It's hard for me to be home, so special deliveries may be difficult to arranged. A singing telegram would be a not good idea. I'm very flustered when put on the spot. If you need my phone, I am happy to supply it. 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? Spices etc are always welcome. For vintage candy, I prefer chocolate, toffee, or caramel based things, hard candies (especially christmas "satin mix" style!) and fruit chew type things. Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? I do a small ritual on Samhain, but nothing much apart from that. Oh, and I work Ren Faire every weekend from October to November. (Four years of doing the same thing makes it tradition, right?) 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? No, thank you. I prefer to use incense to scent my rooms. 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? I'd love it! Mp3 or CD with, thank you! 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 don't have space for gardening. I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? There are wishlist items in my SW help post (linked in my sig!) Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Honestly, I don't buy music. I tend to get gifted cds and whatnot by friends. Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? I'm sure there are many, but I can't think of them. Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? I like Sensual Amber, Midnight Pomegranate, Black Amethyst, and Brown Sugar and Fig. I love their shower gel, Wallflowers, scrub and lotion! Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? Oh goodness. I answered this a bit in my questionnaire, but would need more time to think it over. 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? I always end up eyeing the Dr. Bronner and Zum items, as well as the tinted lip balms at my co-op. 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 like darker beers. Guinness is my brew of choice, and I also drink 1554 and Trois Pistoles on a regular basis. With wine, I like red and white, and prefer them to be dry. Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? Yes, I will be gone a full week from the 22nd to the 29th. I can provide an alternative mailing address if requested! 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 the Cheshire Cat. That's about it for hardcore crushes, though. dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle/tart warmer? Candle warmer, no, tart warmer, yes! Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Sock yes, tights no. Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? No. I'm only just getting back into posting on here after a long haitus. 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 barely use LJ anymore, and the only other site I use that I might want a paid subscription for is Fetlife. *blush* if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? The Star would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? I have my own set of rune stones, but thank you! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? All of the above! Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? All of the above, though I especially love hard candy and gummies. Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) I love both loose and bagged teas, though I don't currently have a tea ball! Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? No, sorry. My current book wants are on my Amazon list though! Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? I used to tabletop game, but don't anymore. Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Coffee! I like all the coffees. Flavoured is nice, not too dark (I find Starbucks coffee to taste a bit burnt to me.) Ground, plz! Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? I like drinking their non-coffee stuffs, so yes! Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Maybe? It would depend on the flavours. CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something altogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? I would love it! I like both rustic and elegant styles, and can always use mugs (I love the kind with a wide base and a kind of waist in the middle and then a wide top so you get the initial cooling of the tea, but the stuff below the waist stays warmer) and bowls -- big, small, nuts to soup to serving sizes. I also really really want a small goblet for my altar. For glazes, I love blues, greens and purples. Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? My Neighbor Totoro I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? I'd love some cute Sanrio stuff! I adore Chococat and Kuromi. Erm...gummy candies and interesting flavours of kit kats? Candy Corn: yes, no? No thanks. They make my teeth hurt from the sweetness. What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? Loviatar! 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? Oh goodness. Jeans that fit me well, make my butt look good and my legs look longer than my Hobbit-esque 5 ft 6. A cute spaghetti strap top, either with lace, beading, or other details around the chest. A button down over top that, left unbuttoned. My kick ass short boots with a bit of a heel and pointed toes. Dangly colourful earrings through the eyelets in my first set of lobe piercings, small simple plugs in my second set, and my two necklaces and my claddagh ring, all three of which I don't take off. For makeup, I'd tightline my eyes, throw on some neutral eyeshadow (Damn Paladins by Fyrinnae, probably), and go all out with my favourite (and almost used up. blast) tube of lipstick, MAC's Russian Red. 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? hrm. I'm really not sure, to be honest. I rarely find clothes that will fit me, as I'm pretty racktastic. (36E) I rarely shop in just one store. 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). A pair of Docs, butter soft black leather gloves, and some Diet Dr Pepper. (What? I'm a Dr Pepper junkie.) What makes you laugh? The Daily Show, Monty Python, 'Waking Ned Devine', the cartoon 'Olgaf' (very not safe for work), my ridiculous kitty, Calvin and Hobbes, and watching videos of otters playing. The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. Here's the link to the site. 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? Probably not...not really my thing. Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? Pomona and Third Charm sound lovely. I've never tried any of the Weenies before. 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 don't really know any designers. *blush* I went from goth/punk to 'I'm trying to dress like an adult on a tight budget', so that is a world outside my own. I do know that I love the office goth look as well as steampunk, and love bags with lots of straps and buckles that are all industrial. Do you have pierced ears? Yes. 2g and 6g piercings in my lobes, an industrial, rook, and a cartilage piercing also. I can't wear studs in my ears, but will wear dangly earrings, as well as plugs/spirals, etc. 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? Tumblr is my crack. I also spend far too much time doing bloggy stuff. Youtube is a soul sucking pit of cute videos and amazing music, and I usually just go from one vid to the next as background noise while writing. My Little Pony... Cute or meh? I liked the original ones as a kid. Haven't got into the new series, though. Lip balm - tube or tin? Tubes are far simpler, and I am less likely to do something disastrous with them. Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? I'm a paper hoarder, and am currently working on reducing my stash. Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? I've never listened to one? I adore books. Paperbacks make me happiest, to be honest. Hardcovers take up far too much of my precious shelf space. Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? Yes, both my mate and I have skin that adores scrubbies! Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? Flash drives are always a good thing Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? I'm fairly fussy about my cosmetics, so I don't use sample boxes. (I'm a Fyrinnae, Shiro, and Meow Cosmetics sorta girl) 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? YES! There are so many lovely things in her shop I want! I have a bunch of her items favourited on etsy. ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? Whiskey stones (My Irish grandda raised me to be horrified at the thought of diluting good alcohol with water/ice!), and various t-shirts, especially the Tree of Gondor, Van Gogh Tardis, and Slytherin coat of arms babydolls What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? Ahi tuna. (not helpful, but dear gods, I am having massive craving for it right now, and my town does not sell it anywhere!) Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday? Not me. I've got a huge stack of books to get through before I buy more! What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? Curl up with a book and a specific playlist. Take a long, hot bubble bath. Maybe all three at once if the day really sucked. what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? Regular tees, L. Babydolls, XL 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? So, I am horribly weird and cant eat jam or jelly. Not because of an odd allergic reaction or anything, but because the texture squicks me right out. (and yet, I love gummy candy. I know. I'm sorry.) Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? I'll actually be seeing my supplier this weekend, but ta for the offer!
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    Bravery, Courage, Confidence, Intimidation, Power

    So, I got my tattoo last night. *grin* And yes, I was wearing The Lion. It was an awesome experience. The tattoo artist, Brian, was a complete sweetie, and talked to me a lot, and teased a bit. It really wasn't painful. The bunny has scratched me more painfully than this. The only parts that were bad-ish was when he was outlining over my spine. No tears, though. Just a few 'ah, f*ck's. *grin* My back feels like it's been sunburnt right now, but that's it. Two pics: To show the placement Finished tattoo!
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    Bravery, Courage, Confidence, Intimidation, Power

    Thank you all for your recs. It looks like I'll be using The Lion, and I'll put up a pic once I have my tattoo done/can steal a friend's camera.
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    Bravery, Courage, Confidence, Intimidation, Power

    I'll certainly post a pic (when I can beg/borrow/steal a friend's camera). And thanks for the tips. I already knew about the eating before, but sugar during is a good idea. Passing out would not be of the good. I'm going by myself, unfortunately. I've only been in the city for a month and a half, and I don't have anyone to bring along. (I'd ask one of my roommates, but they're both working full weekends. Bah)
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    Bravery, Courage, Confidence, Intimidation, Power

    Hey Kat! The Lion sounds excellent. It's one of my 'sexy' scents. I'm getting my tattoo almost dead center of my back (eep!), and the pattern is a triquetra. *grin* I'm hoping it's not too painful.
  10. dubh_ceol

    Bravery, Courage, Confidence, Intimidation, Power

    Hi! I know this might sound a bit silly, but I'm getting my first tattoo next week and am nervous about it. Anything you would care to reccomend me would be excellent! Thanks, Kat [Edited because I cannot spell, aparently]
  11. dubh_ceol

    Sudha Segara

    Yummy. Beautiful ginger...that disappears after hitting my skin. There's a mocking hint of scent, but my nose has to be pressed against my wrist to get even that.
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    On my first sniff I though 'OMG. This smells like my dad's aftershave!'. On: Yup, still aftershave. After Drydown. Your boy wearing aftershave in the park on a sunny day.
  13. dubh_ceol

    Belle Époque

    All I get is a bit of sandalwood and lilly. It fades on me in 10 minutes. *sniffles* *pokes the imp until it moves off*
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    ooh. I'm in love. Again. This is a really pretty scent. Light, floral with just a hint of smoke. I need a bottle of this!
  15. dubh_ceol

    Dragon's Blood

    *sniffles* I had big hopes for this scent, because I'm madly in love with Blood Amber. But, alas, when I opened the imp, the first scent to hit me was cherry...LOTS of it. Strike one. On, it turned into cherry/florals. Strike Two. It was so strong I got a headache from the scent. Strike Three. *waves as the sad little imp makes it's way to the swap pile*