This is where I'll put all the in-thread questions to keep things easy for my witch to find! Also, where I'll put my wishlist links so they'll also be easy to find. Amazon Wishlists: http://amzn.com/w/132WN9NAK2OPE Etsy Wishlists: https://www.etsy.com/people/stormmoonpress/favorites BPAL Wishlist: http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/?p=2548002 ***** Alcohol: I tend to lean toward vodkas and liqueurs. I don't like beer at all. I mean it. No. Absolutely not. I'm also not a fan of grape wines. Love cherry wine, though! I've never had mead, and my exposure to cider has been limited. I like things on the sweet side. Pumpkin: Unless it's homemade pumpkin bread, no, thank you. I hate pumpkin 'flavored' things. Yech. Want anything from Yellowstone? I'm always happy to try/receive things from places I'm not from! Especially edibles like jams. I love cooking with jams! Decorating: We don't tend to decorate so much as accumulate. I dunno. We just wind up collecting things we find cute or beautiful. Things that speak to us in one way or another. Fantasy type things or owls or snow leopards or clouded leopards or Sandman stuff... We have an eclectically decorated home. Anyone who wants to see pictures of our home can becomes friends with me on Facebook. I have a lot of photos up there of pets, family, home... it's just locked to Friends. Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? No. Just... no. >.> What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? I'm a black tea fan. Hate coffee. Caffeine is fine. I tend to drink tea in bags because I have nothing to prepare loose tea in. I've only really had Twinings tea, so I'm happy to try others! Not a big fan of flavored teas. I just love plain, black tea. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? I have a dry, sardonic sense of humor. I'm not a fan of slapstick. Some of my favorite comedians are Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Kathy Griffin, early George Carlin, Bo Burnham, Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, and John Stewart. Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) Yes, we do! We do have several traditional board games like Monopoly and Life and Candyland (don't laugh!). We also have all of the card games like Fluxx, Cards Against Humanity, and Munchkin (keep meaning to get Red Shirts). I've never played things like Settlers of Catan, but I've hears it's fun and that I would enjoy it, so it is something I'd like to have. Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? Scarves, bar soaps, hats, gloves, socks (I HATE things on my feet >.>), nothing with latex, or face makeup that isn't from MAC, Urban Decay, or Makeup Geek (don't say that to be a snob, but I have skin issues and so far, those are the ONLY three companies I don't have reactions to). Plain or fun socks? No socks, please! I hate socks. In fact, I hate shoes and socks. I wear flip flops when I have to leave the house, but inside the house, barefoot all the time. I hate my feet being covered. I dunno why, but it drives me nuts! Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Canning and pickling/fermenting are about all I can think of at the moment. What one thing you would like to do more of? Cooking, baking, and just crafting in general. I'm just so tired all the time now! *~*~*~* Edited 9/25 Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? No. Not my thing at all. Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? I'm very partial to photographs of decaying infrastructure and buildings like and http://bit.ly/1LBey25. I've also loved John Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare and Pieter Brueghel's The Triumph of Death since I was eight or nine and saw them in my mother's copies of Time Life's Enchanted World books. Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? As nice as that sounds, no, thank you. I have a lot of cats, and such items would either be destroyed by them or be magnets for their fur. I also can't think of a situation where I'd use such items. Would you like anything from Lush? I have never tried anything from Lush. I'm not a bar soap user, though. I know they have other stuff, so I'm open to trying things so long as they don't contain scent notes I can't stand! Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Either! Spicy stuff? No. I am not a spicy food/flavor fan. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? GC: Dorian; LE: Snow White 2004, Midwinter's Eve 2004 Analog or Digital? Or Both? Both. I have a Kindle, but I love print books, too. What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc...? I haven't tried anything but BPAL. Affinity for specific animals: I love snow leopards, clouded leopards, and otters. My partner adores anything with owls. We all love anything with cats/kittens. Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? I tend to prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate on the lighter end of dark. I also don't usually like chocolate with things in it other than almonds, coconut, or salt. Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? Not at all! Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? I do wear it, but I'm very particular on brands due to sensitivities (I'm immunosuppressed due to autoimmune diseases). I wear MAC, Urban Decay, and Makeup Geek. I tend toward the warmer shades. Please don't get mascara or eyeliners as I cannot wear them (like... literally, cannot, they hurt my eyes). I love lipstick, though! Love it. What's your favorite scary movie? Ooo... I like The Others, The Conjuring, The Exorcist, The Lost Boys, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, The Haunting (1963 version), The Bad Seed, Poltergeist, Zombieland... I don't like slasher or tortureporn or body horror films like Martyrs or Sinister or Thanatomorphose or the Saw films. What items from the Weenie update interest you? Would you be OK with decants or bottles? I'm running a decant circle, so I'll be able to try just about everything in order to narrow down what will work for me. Usually, BPAL's Halloween scents never work for me, but this year's are speaking to me due to how many apple-based blends there are. Blu-ray or DVD? DVD Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? Xbox 360, PS2, and PCs. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? Nope, not dressing up. Not my thing. I just hand out the candy. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? I have been eyeing this bag on eBay for months now: http://ebay.to/1NTN0FQ. What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? I don't mind receiving items from fandom favorites. My fandoms include Sailor Moon (have loved it, the Outer Senshi--Haruka/Sailor Uranus and Michiru/Sailor Neptune--specifically, since I was 13), Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion (specifically Elven related items, though I do own all the books Tolkien and his son published in relation to Middle-Earth... and please, no Hobbit movie related merchandise as that movie gives me a tic... really... I hate those movies with a Tolkien purist's passion), Labyrinth, Angel Sanctuary, Death Note, Loveless, Dragon Age (specifically Fenris-centric >.>), The Crow, The Shining (though nothing Kubrick related as I don't like his interpretation of King's work), and Gaiman's Sandman (from the original run when Dream was all dark and brooding! -- love anything Endless). Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? I love manga/yaoi, and I've adored things like Sandman and The Crow. Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? I used to write it. A lot. I wrote in Sailor Moon (mainly Haruka/Michiru or Haruka/Usagi) and Lord of the Rings (I did nothing but Elf-slash). I also wrote a couple pieces of Brimstone fanfic waaaay back when. I'm also a fan of Anita Blake slash (mainly Aubrey/Asher or Asher/Jean-Claude), Vampire Chronicles (Louis/Lestat, Louis/Armand, Armand/David, Armand/Marius), and Labyrinth (Jareth/Toby). I'm a slash fan! Shameless about it, too. Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? I like a couple of smaller packages and cards and one larger one at the end (it's also how I tend to give, too). Little things to brighten a day, and then a big 'Happy Halloween, Witchee!' sort of thing at the end to bring a huge grin to their faces. Ultimately, though, I leave it in the hands of my Witch! Whatever makes them happy will make me happy. Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) I... have never been into an IKEA. I own nothing from IKEA. However, I do know they have Lingonberry juice, and I would kill for some of that (I'm Swedish on my mother's side and love Lingonberries). If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? I don't go to the mall. Ever. If I have to, it's for something very specific I can't get online. I hate shopping in brick and mortar stores, and malls--to me--are the worst. I also have a question: Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? I have Julep and Naturebox. I tried Birchbox and didn't like it, and I've had a couple of Japanese-centric ones, but had to discontinue them due to finances. Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? I can't use tarts due to cat hazards, don't like incense due to giving me asthma attacks and the husband-thing migraines, but I LOVE Yankee Candles. My favorite scents of theirs are Mistletoe, Christmas Tree, Autumn Leaves, MacIntosh Apple, and Red Apple Wreath. I tend to just love the cinnamon, clove, piney, cold scents best. Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? Luckily, I was able to get a fairy to do a pick up for me, so I did get everything I was interested in! Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? Nope! Nothing I haven't gotten to try, but several I wish I had bottles of, Embalming Fluid being the topmost. We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? I don't have much space left on shelves, but I have plenty of space left on the walls! *~*~*~* Edited 9/30 Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites? I love Post-It Notes. I can't get enough of them. I also love felt tip pens like these and disposable fountain tip pens like these. Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place? Already there was a question about Renn Faire, but Faire also has an abundance of wonderful socks! Tell me all your sock wishes! I hate socks. Please, please, no socks. I have some sort of aversion to covering my feet. Seriously. My podiatrist says it's an actual thing. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? I love gummy candies, sour candies. I adore Runts. Chewy Spree. Milk chocolate paired with coconut or hazelnut. Dark chocolate paired with coconut. I don't like sugar-free candy. How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. I'm fine with animal products, though I don't really have much use for them? Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? As long as they do take away, I'd be fine with it! We don't go out, but we do bring home food a lot! Copper jewelry? No, thank you. I'm allergic to copper. How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? I love stuffed cats, clouded leopards, or snow leopards, and my partner adores everything owls. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I'm very connected to Earth and Water. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? I have bento boxes, and I never use them. -.-; So, I don't need any more. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? No, thank you! How do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? Not very interested. What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? I took a look, but nothing really appealed. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Frame that hangs would be best. I have plenty of wall space, not much shelf space left. I'm pretty open to color and style. We're a very eclectic household decorating-style. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? I am NOT a fan of marshmallows, but the macarons look delicious! Are you a slatherer or a dabber? I'm more of an inbetweener. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. I like black tea, and I've not ventured much beyond Twining's English Breakfast. I'm not fond of flavored teas, so if you, dear Witch, would like me to try a variety of unflavored black teas from your favorite companies--loose leaf or bagged--I'm more than happy to give them a whirl! Is there anything from ThinkGeek that you want? Only a couple things: this and this and this. *~*~*~* Edited 10/9 Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? I've looked at their stuff before, but I don't tend to like bar soaps or anything like that. Most of these types of products have ingredients that leave my skin itching post-shower. How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? No, thank you. I wouldn't really use anything like that, sorry! Are there any flowers you especially like? I love lilies, especially Calla Lilies--not the scent, though, but the flowers themselves. I also find jasmine to be beautiful. Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn or fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar? Mmm, no, I don't think so. I can't see myself using anything like that. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? I wouldn't mind Halloween/Samhain themed ornaments or bunting! I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? No, thank you! I'm more of a Post-It hound than a journal hound. >.> What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? Nothing in particular, really. The only season where my music changes is Yule. Are you interested in leg warmers at all? No! Oh, no, please, no. Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque...? A mix of cutesy, folksy, and Gothic. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget, like a cover or a light for example? I don't mind bookmarks. It would keep me from dogearing my print editions. >.> I would want something substantial that would last, though! I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? No, thank you. We already have it for the console system. But, dude, Portal has a board game? I may need to look into that for the husband-thing for Yule! Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? Nope! Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. While I am not morally opposed, I'm allergic to beeswax products, and I don't like the taste of honey. How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? I don't use bumper stickers, but I wouldn't mind car magnets! I just don't like putting things on my car that I can't take off safely and easily without messing up my paint. NaNo: Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? No, thanks. I'm not participating. It's just not something that has ever interested me. Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? Umm... no? *laughs* I don't think my Witch will be sending me anything that would cross over into phobia territory. Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? I did order two bottles the night they went live: Moonbathing and Starlight & Seaspray. I was also on the fence about Blood Sangria, but didn't order it due to finances (I'm at an event this weekend, so money was tight for us). I was also interested in the October atmo spray, Delayed At Ingolstadt Air Field atmo spray, October claw polish, Pumpkin Spice Everything claw polish, and maybe The Unquiet Grave claw polish (it annoys me the Trading Post never shows swatches of the polish itself, just the bottles). But, I'm not a hair gloss or bath oil gal, so my interest in the update is pretty limited. Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No, thank you. I've looked at Jamberry, but I do so much crafting and work with my hands that my nails are always in a state of disaster. These would be a waste on me. Do you like or want to try Marmite? No, thank you. Used nail polish & cosmetics? I don't mind used nail polish, but if it's used cosmetics, it needs to be one of the brands I can tolerate, and a type I can sanitize like pressed eyeshadow, lipstick, lip pencil, or eyeshadow stick. Things that can be sharpened to reveal unused product or sanitized with alcohol. Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? Original Pisces. Strength. D'Anjou Pear Single Note. Hurricane. Grr!. Jester. Puck. Storm. Oh, how I miss these! Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Post-It notes. I use these all the time, and I'm always running out. Circle band-aids, latex free. Alcohol pads. I use an injectable medication once a week, and I check my blood sugar daily, so I'm always running out of the little latex free circle band-aids and alcohol pads. You'd think I'd remember to buy them more regularly, but I always forget until I'm pretty much out of them. Blooddrop update: I've never really tried Blooddrop before, but looking over their Halloween/Autumn update, the following caught my eye: Apples & Bones and Misfortune. Looking through the rest of the available perfumes... A Venerable Pair, Fabulous Golden, Overalls in the Orchard, and Quite A Handful are about it that appeal.