Hola witch or warlock! I'll be updating this with questions and links to lists and such for you to peruse. Before I start I just want to say thank you so much for doing this for me. I really appreciate it and I hope that you have as much fun participating as I will!
The new questions are at the bottom in blue, updated 10/3 (added loose shadow q).
My Etsy favorites
Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear?
I like my PJs SUPER baggy so I always buy them xxl, lol. I don't like fluffy ones so much, but I like cotton and whatever yoga pants are made of.
What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?
I prefer dark chocolate and fruits more than nuts. But once again, trying to get trim for my wedding next year. I can say I love Ritter Sport strawberries and cream and the milk chocolate and corn flakes one.
Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?)
I think something that was cute and unique for the kitchen would be great, but we do have a lot of the standard things already. We don't really need bento stuff since my family is Korean. We have chopsticks out the wazoo.
I swapped with skunkwater and she was sooooo amazing. I don't think I've ever received such generous frimpage or nicely packaged things. It was such a treat and if I ever trade with her again I will be sure to blow her mind, lol.
I love, love, love s'more poptarts but sadly I am dieting for my Halloween wedding next year (we are a Halloween a lovin' peoples to the core) and can't really do the delicious things right now.
I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places?
I have no idea what Penzeys is, but we have Trader Joe's and Whole Foods here.
Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?
That's fine, I think things like homemade cocoa or pancake mix are awesome.
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!
I always have this dilemma at Cost Plus World Market, they have so many cool little knick knacks and such. I wish I could be more specific, but it's just like at Urban Outfitters and you're like, "look at all teh random neatness1!!1"
What kind of cuisines do you like? And, what are your favorite restaurants?
Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese are my favorites. I just recently went to Pei Wei and it was pretty good, but mostly I stick to local hole-in-the-wall type places, or just nice local restaurants in general.
I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?
Firstly, can I say I love our neighbors to the North? We're planning on relocating there after grad school. Anywho, the only thing I can think of is that there are some stores in Vancouver and Toronto that specifically sell Korean make up and I really want innisfree brand BB cream.
What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?
Buffy, LotR, Harry Potter, Cthulu, Firefly, Xena, Battlestar Galactica and such. Anything in that vein is awesome.
Do you have an eReader and if so which one?
I don't currently, boo. I love the feel of actual books, but I want to get one soon because they're so much more ecological.
Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?
I've got a toddler so candles are a no for us right now. I don't have a tart warmer, but I'd like one, except hubby doesn't appreciate smellies as much as I do.
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?
We're really stocked up on towels for this purpose already, but that's a great gift idea!
Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail (for example, PA doesn't).
Nope, I'm not a drinker. But it's funny, because I love wine, alcohol and tobacco notes but I don't smoke or drink.
I like it okay, it's nice every once in awhile.
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?
Yes, I love local stuff! It's so nice to get stuff that is specific to a region.
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)?
I love, love hand knit things! Fingerless glove, socks, and scarves are awesome!!!
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 hubby (we're married but actually having our wedding next year because we kind of eloped) is 27 and my son is almost 18 months. I'm sure either of them would appreciate something, but it's not going to hurt their feelings (or mine) if the box is just for me.
How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box?
Local things are great! I like experiencing other regions/cultures.
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.
That'd be fab!
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 am actually kind of picky about sauces, lol.
Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name?
I'm always for helping the fur babies of the world.
Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?
Judith with the Head of Holefernes has been done a lot in art but I love it everytime, regardless of the artist. Anything Baroque or Neoclassical is great. I like dark themes, stark colors... Klimt is awesome, I love his work. Not into anything Nonrepresentational usually, though, and when I am I'm kinda picky about it. Honestly, anything dark and gothy would probably make me happy.
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?
Erm, I like suprises best? Once again, gothy, nerdy, scifi are all good.
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?
Yeah, there are a couple on my wishlist that keep getting put off.
I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish?
I only do the polishes that are formaldehyde and other bad-stuff free (can't recall the names right now).
Stuffed things: yea or nay?
I like the plush toys that are a play or dark or creepy things, like Cthulhu.
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?
Sure I guess? I've never really used those before.
Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area?
No alcohol please.
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 would love to learn to make cold process soap, but I don't have the time or funds right now. I'd rather spend more time on a skill I need to hone better, like my knitting.
Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?
I'm not familiar with them but I do love gourmet tea.
Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?
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?
I still need to check this site out.
Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?
Sure, pumpkin is a great flavor.
What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style?
MESSY, Half painted.
Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?
I'll get to this one later.
Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!
Death in June - "Last Farewell"
Johnny Cash - "First Time I Ever Saw Your Face"
Skinny Puppy - "Download"
B-52s - "Bushfire"
Dead Kennedys = "Straight A's"
New Model Army - "Better Than Them"
Conflict - "Increasing the Pressure"
Doom - "Black Monday"
Citizen Fish - "Criminal"
Frank Sinatra - "The Way You Look Tonight"
A taste of <location> here box?
Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format? Sure, a CD for the car would be great.
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?
Nope, our yard is woefully out of shape for that.
I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there?
I've never been to the wonderland that is Lush.
Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting?
Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products?
I don't really like their stuff.
Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be?
I've been kicking around the idea of black tea/bergamot/vanilla sugar/rose, black tea/bergamot/leather/rose, dragon's blood/woodsmoke/beeswax and honey/clove, or leaf pile/woodsmoke/leather/beeswax and honey. I think the last two sound the best.
Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey?
Not that I can think of at the moment, I've mostly been wanting online things.
Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round?
Yup, I'll be here.
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 like some things, like Maleficent and Ursula. I also like the Kingdom Hearts games.
dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer?
I think that'd be cool- hubby's scent aversion be damned, lol.
Do you lust after some new socks/tights?
Sure, I love knee/over the knee socks.
Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want?
I love WoW and RPGs and action adventure (FF, Legend of Zelda).
Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?
Sure but I'm not dying for it.
Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground?
Yes, but I don't drink it often. I really like dirty chais. Mostly I prefer tea, I love a good London Fog.
Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place?
I prefer local, the coffee place to go to here is called Satellite.
CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...?
Wow, that'd be awesome! I think I'd like something that looks like it's from the Shire, haha.
Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?
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?
A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card?
I just like the artwork.
And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones?
Hmmm... probably not.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?
Yes to all.
Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?
I prefer soft.
Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.)
Any is fine. Blooming teas look beautiful.
If you like tea, what kinds?
I like things with bergamot or cherry. I am always open to new stuff.
Zombies; Yay or Nay?
Not just yay- huzzah!
If you have kids, what are they into?
Blue's Clues and being a ball hog at Gymboree.
How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like?
I don't really do shawls or wraps, but fingerless gloves, socks and coats are good.
Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is this something you would want?
Not really, but thanks.
I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there?
Yes!!!!! Crazy Japanese goth and horror stuff please!!! Ghost stories art and stuff.
Candy Corn: yes, no?
Yes, but it's been awhile. Lately I've tried to avoid corn syrup as well.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what?
My friends and hubby and the stupid things we talk about. Like, my husband claimed that cat poop has a chemical that can cause schizophrenia which leads to crazy cat ladies, so that spawned a whole thing about zombie cat poop and why fruit has seeds.
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?
See the question below the next one. Apocalyptic prostitute.
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?
I think it'd be Sourpuss and I'd look like an apocalyptic prostitute with giant boots, ha.
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).
Stuff from the Haunt Halloween update, a magical cookie that is delicious and has no calories, and a diet coke.
The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig?
I love anything Toxic Avenger, Rosemary's Baby, Hellraiser, etc.
What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent?
I think most everyone says Storyville, lol, which would be impossible but nice. Otherwise I'd like to try Cake Smash, Rivet Goth, or Dolly Kei.
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?
Not right now, I'm waiting for the Haunt stuff to go live at the beginning of October before I do any BPAL at the moment.
If you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? I addressed this in the questionnaire.
Lip balm - tube or tin?
I prefer tube because I often wear my nails long and the balm always gets stuck under my nail.
Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How aboutother pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes?
Probably not because I am terrible with journals.
Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles?
Nah, I don't have the time to listen to them.
Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no?
Sure, exfoliation is good.
Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drivesand the like?
I'm okay for right now.
Would you like a pair of knitted socks?
Yup! I would love some, hand-made things are the best.
Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc,especially if they were fandom related?
We're pretty good on cloths for right now.
Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones?Would you like to receive some samples? (perfume, eco/"green," skincare, hair, music downloads, cosmetics, soap...)
Nope, I don't do things like that because I participate in decant circles every month.
do you have a problem with nudes???
No I'm okay with them tastefully done but I don't really decorate with nude art.
YES. I adore her soap and skin glossing oil!! I'm interested in Tell the Bees and The Drying House (Salem Series), Gloomy Sunday, The Collector's Cabinet, Winchester, Claw and Cobble Stone, Burying Tree, Rising, and Palmist. I'd love the Lip Lusts as well, and Lavender Spice Tea sounds awesome.
BPAL at NYCC?
I think Badgers sounds great.
Geek Chic just came out with a Cthulhu inspired set and I love it all. I also just placed my first order with Shiro Cosmetics for her Halloween set.