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    Switch Witch Fall 2018

    10/25/18 Is anyone interested in the New update? I'm so lost with all these updates! I would love to try anything as long as it doesn't contain my death notes: leather, licorice and violet. 10/21/18 Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches I love Salem!! I really like the black Salem Broom Co shirt 10/19/18 would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests? Nah, that's okay. Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...) I would love that! Health and/or courage would be wonderful. 10/16/18 Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now? My husband is. I play boardgames with him a lot. We love Bloodrage. I've been wanting to paint the monsters all fancy but I have no equipment. 10/15/18 There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Sure, I'd love some fresh ground cloves. Or a whole nutmeg and grater. Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ No thanks, that's a bit too much for me! 10/14/18 For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? Sure! that would be cool! What house were you sorted into? Ravenclaw!! 10/13/18 Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? I've never seen Practical Magic! I do love Hocus Pocus though. Does anything from either of these shops interest you? The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns I think the Nope Cat is pretty cool. Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency No thanks Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? Bath bombs and other bath products. This is the first time I've ever had a bath tub all to myself! And some new BPAL LE's to try that I have missed in the past two years (becoming a mom really turns your life upside down!) What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? Kate Spade office supplies! (I really don't need them!) Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). There are so many that I get overwhelmed. I really liked Scentbird, Birchbox and Sephora play but I always ended up canceling due to financial reasons. If there is a subscription box you think I'd like that I've never heard of, I'm open to anything! Coffee or Tea? Both! I'm not a big black or green tea drinker though. I mostly like relaxing nighttime herbal teas. Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? I really love apple type teas. What are your DISO BPAL dreams? I'd love to try Edith Cushing. 10/12/18 Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? I've always loved real ghost stories. Or horror novels about ghosts (Currently reading and loving HEX) Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? It's honestly really hard to choose! Bath bombs! I really love anything blackcurrant scented from there. Butterbear would be great too! Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Yes! Euterpe's Ukelele (Lilith) and Ghost Music (Weenies) How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? No thanks. 10/11/18 Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? I love Crystal Journey candles. Or any candles that are to be used for magickal intent. Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? sure I could use some pipettes and labels. don't need vials though! Can you link to your non forum wishlists/goodreads if you haven't already done so? Goodreads http://https://www.goodreads.com/rachelmacgreg Etsy https://www.etsy.com/people/darkbird/favorites If you're a yarn user, what kinds of yarn do you like best? synthetic yarns, mostly due to my allergies. I like Red Heart Simply Soft and fancy yarns (see my etsy wishlist) 10/10/18 Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! #3 I'd love in black, grey or a jewel tone. I'd prefer it extra large if possible. #7 Even though I'm an avid knitter/crocheter, I've never mastered hats! I would love one of these in a pretty jewel tone. The kindness monster is super cute, too, but unnecessary. If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? No thanks Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! I love Japan so much! I'm a sanrio fan. Little Twin Stars, Keroppi, Chococat are a few of my favorites. I'd love a lucky cat! 10/9/18 Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/ Grootslang looks cool, but I hardly have time to paint my nails anymore. 10/8/18 Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? 10/7/18 Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it) Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
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    Virgo 2007

    VIRGO 2007 Mutable earth: the essence of analysis. Fennel, valerian, maidenhair fern, carrot seed, honeysuckle, and myrtle. let's see if I can do a proper Virgoan analysis of this. wet, on the skin, it is mildly sharp and herbal, with mossy-ness and a bit of earth. Smells a bit like sticking your head into a forest wildflower patch! Kind of comparable to Zombi, except with not much rose and more wildflowers/herbs. I'm not too keen on recognizing things like the valerian, maidenhair fern and carrotseed, but I can assume those are what is contributing to the herbalness, and the honeysuckle and myrtle is what sweetens it up! dry on skin retains its floral sweetness, not much sharp herbal anymore, still mildly earthy but fairly light. Throw is not overpowering at all! Very pretty scent, I'm usually not a fan of florals that aren't mainly rose, but this one I might actually wear now and then!
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    Apples?? Finding the right apple scent

    Agape on me is a very sweet vanilla apple.
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    Switch Witch '14 questions!

    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 like pumpkin stuff! As for food though, please don't send too much, the hubby and I are trying to watch our eating. We would love small amounts of things though. I am one of those BPAL-ers that can't do much with BPAL's pumpkin note though (the fake buttery popcorn problem). However, I have had very good luck with Blue Pumpkin Floss (the prototype V3) and BPTP Marshmallow 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). Not so much with pickled goods/breads, but I'd love some sugar free jams. 3. Trading Post wants? Implacable Beautiful Tyrant Hair Gloss! I tried a decant of it a while back and fell HARD for the scent. I haven't gotten a full size bottle yet! I'd also love to try decants/samples of other hair gloss scents, like Fig and White Sandalwood, Coconut, Vanilla Bean and Tiare, and Amber and Patchouli. 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. Avon. I do like Mary Kay's skincare though. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? I'm a medium roast kind of girl, though I do really like Starbucks blonde roast. Whole bean please! Since working at Sbux a few years ago I prefer grinding my own coffee I love all kinds of tea but especially fruity ones. my favorites are Earl Grey (esp the starbucks one, since it has lavender buds in it!) Tazo Passion (hot!) and really any brand of Raspberry black teas. 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? I would adore a mandoline slicer or lemon zester grater. 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 would love supplies/kits for crafting things! I really love embroidery/cross stitch, knitting and crocheting 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? Japan. I want to live there. if I wasn't tied down right now I would seriously consider moving there to teach english or something. I love their food, culture, religions, social customs, art/anime etc. I wouldn't even know where to start if you asked me what my favorite things are, just assume I love everything! 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)? I guess not, thank you though 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Knitting tons, watching anime, cooking/baking, reading, sometimes writing, going for walks. 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? My husband and I play Dungeons and Dragons. We would LOVE some RPG goblin squirts of atmo sprays. We already have Exotic Bazaar, but we need others! 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? I've always wanted a DVD of Bjork's movie Dancer in the Dark. 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? EVERYTHING FROM JAPAN. I love seaweed snacks, rice crackers (esp. seaweed flavored and rice cracker peanuts) ANYTHING Lychee (seriously, I'm obsessed with lychee). One of my favorite Japanese candies are those Choco gummies, the fruit gummies covered in chocolate. Also, anything Japanese that is apple or peach flavored. (I have a Japanese food weakness!) 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? not really. Fandom stuff really turns me off. I have friends that are so obsessed with Dr. Who that it has completely turned me off from ever watching it. To me it is not unique anymore when there are rabid fans that spend thousands of dollars they can't afford on a show's related paraphernalia, must quote Dr. Who daily, regardless if anyone around them gets the reference, and refuse to watch anything else. I'm sorry to those on here that are fans, I just hate those that get so obsessed with things that it interferes with normal life. For instance, I really loved watching Battlestar Gallactica, but I don't feel the need to plaster its logo all over me and quote it constantly. /rant 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. Yes and yes! Rachel Joslyn MacGregor. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? That's okay, I'm more into Slave Labor Graphics type comics (dark, like Lenore, Nightmares and Fairytales, etc) 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I'd like at least some contact. One time I got absolutely NO contact and it depressed me because I assumed I was going to get shafted. Once every two weeks or so, I think. That's what I do as a witch. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Sure! 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? I'd love some. Digital would be easier I suppose, but either is fine 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? cleaning/ironing 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… I'd love that!! Good luck, home blessing, wishes - that would be so cool 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Nah. 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? not vegetarian. 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? APPLE IS MY LIFE (drama). But no, really. Apple is my #1 favorite flavor of anything. Closely followed by peach and lychee. 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? I'm allergic to angora (lol not that I was expecting any!) 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Sure! We don't have many. 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? Yes!!! I like Hello Kitty but I love Choco Cat more. Also Keroppi, Little Twin Stars, Badtz Maru... 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Japanese. Maybe sock knitting. 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? I adore confessional poetry. Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, Anne Sexton... I also really like writing poetry but I don't usually have the urge to do it much anymore. 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Nah. I'm not really a Disney fan. 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?) I like both!! I love Japanese kawaii kinds of stationery, pens, accessories and things. I'd love a new cute cover for my iphone 4 (yes, I still have a 4!) 32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" I am just going to come right out and say that I would adore some BPAL (and maybe some socks...) 33. Go to your music source of choice - on random or shuffle setting if possible - & share with us the 10 most recent songs/artists. S.H.E. - IAMX <3 Jonathan - Fiona Apple Travel - The Gathering You Look So Fine - Garbage Dark February - Rasputina For You - H.I.M. Sunspots - Nine Inch Nails To Sheila - Smashing Pumpkins Bloodsport - Sneaker Pimps Liquid Diamonds - Tori Amos 34. Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? Yes! All! I'd actually love a standard Rider-Waite deck. 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO not really 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? It's okay as long as it is subtle. I love fine glitter pigments to put over darker eyeshadows. 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Victorian! Also, Art Nouveau/Edwardian 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? not sure. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? eAudio? I do prefer physical books but I don't mind e-books. I have a kindle app on my iphone (though I've been having trouble linking/syncing it to my amazon account lately) 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? nah. 41. Ebooks! Yes or no? Sure! 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? Rose, amber and clove with a touch of patchouli (They don't have amber though ) I basically just want to recreate Moonalisa's Selene the Dreaming Fairy Queen! 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? Hmm I'm not sure. Maybe some scenery from Oahu (where I had my honeymoon). 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? black cats and bats! (moreso the cats though) 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? Sure! I'd love to try stuff. I've never tried nail wraps before. I'm not the biggest nail polish person and I don't like lip gloss. I'm mostly into eyeshadows, neutral matte (or matte-ish) lip colors and I love lip balm. 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? It's okay to an extent, as long as it has a purpose. For instance, I hate Family Guy because of its cheap shock value, whereas South Park tends to be more satirical. 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? Sure! I'd prefer shorter sticks (5") 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? No. 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. Yeah sorry. I am terrified of bugs. 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 would love some sugar free jam! Raspberry or strawberry would be great! 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'm not REALLY into nail polish, though I like painting my toes once a month. I prefer dark rich colors. Glitter can work. 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? OMG I would love that... I don't know why but I always love getting stuffed animals lol. 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? I would appreciate ANYTHING from Japan. Teas, snacks, incense, buddhas, paper art, kimono fabric, pens, pencils, stationery, phone cases (I have an iphone 4), omg anything cute or traditional really. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Eat Me, Imp, more Snake Oil! 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? I love LUSH. I love the Karma scent, Trichotillomania Shampoo, Dream Cream! 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'd love to visit the Northwest coast, but won't have time for another year or so. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? Tissue tees, I love them. babydolls and crews never fit me right. 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 think the only thing I'd really like on there is the Tree of Gondor shirt. 59. Zombies, yes or no? Sure! No t-shirts though. 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? I'd love some plain black, grey or dark purple ones. I normally don't like wearing them because I've only had tighter ones, but some looser ones would be great! 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? My favorite animal is the cougar/mountain lion. I have a mountain lion TY beanie baby that I keep as a mascot on my desk 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? I know I liked Indian Summer when I tried it. I'd love to try more scents! 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? Honestly, I'd probably freak out, sorry. 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. I do!! I'm darkbird on there. I love knitting because it helps me with my anxiety but I also really love creating practical things. I'm currently making baby blankets but I'd love to learn how to make socks! I like 'homespun' looking yarns, I'd love to try different kinds. my favorite colors are usually jewel tones. 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? yes! I have a wishlist http://www.sockdreams.com/_users/wishlists/72fe8fd55ae6e3d 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? I don't really like or use dishcloths. I have too many scarves, but I would LOVE a warm shawl that I can wear around the house. Nothing too fancy, something more practical. In a muted color like grey or dusty purple 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? yes, but I'm always adding things... 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? That would be awesome! 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? Sure I'd love to! I love nag champa and Japanese incenses. Stick incense though, I've tried charcoal and it is a bit too high maintenance for me. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? Hmm, I'd love to try new quirky spice blends! 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? Sure! I don't know when I would use them though... 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? Not very high lol. Maybe a 2 or 3. 73. What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? I absolutely ADORE caramel apple flavored things and tootsie pops. 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? I would love some new cozy socks! Slipper socks would be cool too 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Picking apples, baking with apples, hanging out with friends, bonfires, hiking, wearing hoodies CONSTANTLY, being able to wear darker makeup, cozying up at night with a blankie and a nice hot drink (teas, cider and cocoa!), snuggling with kitties, wearing lots of BPAL, having an excuse to have a fall-scented candle ALWAYS burning 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 would actually love a knitted sleeve for my new macbook pro. it is 13". I am currently trying to knit one myself but I don't think I'll ever finish it due to the amount of new knitting projects I've been taking on! 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. I would love a canister to hold my makeup brushes. i have so many and all i have to hold them is an old oatmeal box cut in half I could also use some decent eyelash curlers. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? I won't lie, I love a big box, but I won't be disappointed in whatever is easiest for my witch And it can be at any time! 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? I can never have enough PJ pants! I love them too big, so XL would be perfect I like both cotton and flannel, however I find that most flannel PJ's I've had run smaller and are more fitted (=LESS COMFY) than just cotton ones. 80. Do you like M&Ms? Eh, they're okay. I'm more of a fruity candy type person 81. How about wax melts? Yes please!! I also need tealights though. 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? That'd be awesome! 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? Mermaid! 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? I'd be more interested in a real traditional sugar skull, actually. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? I have sensitive skin, so my holy grail skin cleanser is Olay sensitive skin face wash. I am looking for a cruelty free alternative though (there's got to be one out there!). I also use cetaphil moisturizer (not the facial one, the thinner body lotion) at night and Olay sensitive skin sunscreen lotion during the day. I am TOTALLY open to trying alternatives! 86. If you happen to be my witchee, would you be interested in any of the items in my etsy shop? You can favorite them on etsy or mention the specifics in your blog https://www.etsy.com...f=hdr_shop_menu Everything looks awesome but I already have too many scarves, hats, ipod socks, etc 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? Sure 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? No, thanks. Our cats would probably destroy them. 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? I love tote bags! And we can always use reusable grocery bags too. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? Not really, except that I'm going to start teacher certification in the January (high school English). 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? Metamorphosis: I'd like to try Little Metalmark, Question Mark and Red-Spotted Purple Lilith: Mermaid GC: Eat Me! (been wanting a bottle for ages) 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Yes!! Gas Lamp's Flare, the Green Apple or the Red Apple hair gloss 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? postcards would be cool 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? No thanks 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? Probably not, I have to limit my alcohol intake because it can worsen my asthma. 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? sure, that'd be cool! 98. Jamberry nail wraps? nah, that's okay. I'm not huge on nail polish. 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? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (hardcover). I've been wanting to get it for a long time. 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? I'd like to sniff Captain Lilith, but nothing else really appeals to me now. 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? I guess it's cool? 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? This is hard. Probably pomegranate. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? I answered this question above. 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? The White Witch, Sonnet d'Automne (need to restock!) and Autumn overlooked my Knitting. I am saving to buy all these in a few weeks, but I probably won't be able to buy Autumn Cider (which sounds amazing!) 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? Sure! Both, actually. Caffeine helps with my asthma and is my 'go juice' 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? Eh, no thanks. I have way too much makeup as it is. 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? Ohh... milk chocolate with apple OR dark (55%) with lavender and earl grey YUM! 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? Sure! No on the violet though, I had violet candies when I was a kid and got sick off them 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? My husband and I are good on character miniatures, but I know he would love some new monster figures. We are also looking to try some RPG atmo sprays (samples). We only have Exotic Bazaar at the moment. 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? I like ASPCA. 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? of course!!
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    Switch O Ween '13 questions!

    11/11/13: Candles?: Yes! give me all the candles! 11/7/13: Would you be interested in getting a kit of sorts to learn how to do a craft or make something, with some basic starter materials and instructions? And if yes, what sorts of things would you be interested in learning? How to do origami, or glass etching, or cross-stitching, or card making, or knitting, or crocheting, or cheese-making, or mushroom growing, or whatever? I would be interested in origami, and I love cross stitching! I also would love to get a some sort of potted herb garden kit or just some herb seeds. 11/5/13: If your Witch were to create a cookbook of recipes she thought you'd like, would you be interested in that sort of thing? And if so, what sort of recipes would you be interested in? I would love dinner recipes on the healthier side. 10/29/13: Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Also, if you like flavoured blends, what sort of flavours? (caramels, nuts, chocolate, etc.) I would prefer whole bean, because it helps it last longer and stay fresher since I have a little coffee grinder. I'd love some flavored coffee! Really anything would be good, but my favorite coffee flavors are cinnamon, coconut and chocolate 10/28/13: Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Wintervale and Three Treasures. Probably just perfume oil samples. The lip balms all sound amazing, it's hard to choose which one. I think the Gingerbread. 10/27/13: How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? I'd love any deep blood reds, dark blues, purples or greens. Metallic! What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I have way too much makeup, but I'd love to try samples of skincare products and foundations. Anything for sensitive skin would be great, and usually I'm the lightest color. 10/26/13: 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. Sure! anything fruity please! I'm also starting to get into green teas that have a hint of fruity flavor. (I also LOVE raspberry earl grey, which is hard for me to find, unfortunately) Do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? No thanks. Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Blue Snowballs, Blue Pumpkin Floss V3, Tanuki no Orai Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I haven't, but I'd love to try anything! I think I'd be interested in Indian Summer, if they still have that scent. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Unfortunately I go away to school in the summer, so I haven't been able to garden! Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure! Target or Trader Joe's would be nice! Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? I can't think of anything, sorry Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? cute notepads, cheesecloth, pizza cutter, strong magnets, placemats in a sage green color. Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? I can't really think of anything that would be okay to ship. Maybe some apple or pumpkin butter? 10/25/13: Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? nope! Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? here is my wishlist. The slouch socks have been my staple for like 7 years! I usually get the dark red and plum ones, so I have enough of those. I'd love some grey ones. These are another favorite. I'd love some red and "denim" ones. 10/24/13: Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in? UMM YESS THE APPLE SCENT! Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? Love those knitting bags! I really like the bat one 10/24/13: Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? I really love the Karma scent, so I'd love anything with that. I'd also like to try a lip balm or a lip stain if they had a plummy color. 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? This might seem really lame, but I would ADORE a painting of a mountain lion, or African lion (or really any wild cat). Speak to me of jewelry! 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? Details, they make me happy. I don't really wear anything in my ears but small silver studs with gemstones. I love necklaces though! I like wearing small dainty pendants on 18" silver chains, and I am obsessed with gemstones, especially amethyst, labradorite, garnet, moonstone and clear quartz (but I'd love ANYTHING). 10/23/13 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 mild and sometimes medium, but my husband loves hot! We'd love to try some different currys and chipotles! 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? No thank you, unless they have very small portions. Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? I'm really trying hard to eat healthy, and the truth is that I have a voracious sweet tooth. I would rather have just a few treats, for sanity's sake. 10/21/13 TRADER JOE'S: I have one near my parent's house, but don't get to it often enough. My favorite thing in the world are their coconut chips! hairsticks I used to use them, especially Ketylos, but since my hair has gotten so thin they just fall out. I do however love wooden hair forks, like this one https://www.etsy.com...=fb2_tnx_title. It holds my hair so well. I only have one, so I'd love more! Is 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 will always take yarn in jewel tones! I also really REALLY need vintage or reproduction Victorian scraps, especially flowers and birds, for my wedding scrap book I am trying to put together. Background scrapbook paper in victorian/art nouveau type prints would be great too! (sorry I know this is a bit obscure.) 10/20/13: Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? Dungeons and Dragons (my husband is OBSESSED and he is the DM of our campaign) We are playing 4.0. I am playing a Drow Assassin that is rebelling against Lolth, and instead worshipping the Raven Queen. Thus, I need MORE RAVEN MOON because it smells exactly like I'd imagine the Raven Queen smelling. I also need some flat black or silver glass marble pieces for my shrouds. Really anything related to my character would be AMAZING. Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? Some quality cinnamon and vanilla bean pods would be great! I make my own vanilla extract and I am always needing more bean pods. 10/19/13: If you were my witchee, would you be interested in anything from my store or something similar? (Nut-made by LisaNut on etsy.) Those are all really cool! I have too much of that kind of thing though, unfortunately. Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. I love tarot cards, I'd love to get an old rider waite set, as I don't have one of those. Anything celtic would be good too. I'd love any books about hauntings! Anything old and ancient (I've been obsessed with finding an old Godey's Lady's book from the late 1800's since I was a kid), especially homemaking books, ladies magazines or children's books from before the 1950's. Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! I'd be interested in trying the perfumes Burying Tree and Incantare. I've always wanted to try a Lip Lust, but never got around to it. I'd LOVE the caramel apple one and maybe the pumpkin cake. I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? YES I'd love apple or pumpkin butter! Unsweetened applesauce would be great too! How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? If all I got was a ton of lip balm from my witch, I would be ecstatic! I am obsessed with lip balm. However I don't really like MyLipStuff balms, they are too greasy/oily! My favorites are Rosebud salve, and the strawberry version they have, or anything with a fruity/candy flavor that are on the waxy side (beeswax/petroleum jelly). The Nivea ones are great too. Not a fan of glosses though. I usually only wear lip balm and matte lipstick on the rare occasion. Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? amazon etsy 10/18/13: Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear? I need more band shirts and I NEED BPTP SHIRTS! I only have Sleepy Moon 2006 (which is falling apart!) and I have this years Black Butterfly Moon. My favorite is the baby Bella tee, and I am a medium in that. I am a fangirl of things like GoT, Batman, Battlestar, Firefly, but I don't really like plastering myself in memorabilia. I WOULD however, swoon over a literature tee. Like these: http://outofprintclo...-shirts/womens/ I'd love a Little Women, Moby Dick, The Raven, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre or Sense and Sensibility tee Do you love, hate, or are indifferent to.....pumpkin flavored things? Love them! I'm not a huge fan of 'pumpkin spice' flavored chocolate though. I'd rather just have regular chocolate! Anything else pumpkin would be welcome! (teas, coffees, baked goods, etc ) 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 got September Midnight and snakes in the pumpkin patch, and I have some weenie decants coming. I haven't gotten anything from Beaver Moon, but I'd love to try decants or sniffies! I also really wanted to get a new BPTP hair gloss, or at least try a new one, but I ran out of money. The werebeast one, definitely. I'm waiting and waiting for my beloved Implacable Beautiful Tyrant to come back. I only have a small decant, and didn't get a big bottle in time before they went out of stock Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? I'll put them on my amazon wishlist! Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? YESS EVERYTHING! worked at starbucks for two years and I miss my weekly pound of coffee/tea tin. My favorites are Yukon and Guatemala (medium blends) I also like Gold Coast for dark blends. And I have had a long obsession with Passion tea, which I always seem to be running out of! I love the berry hibiscus refreshers but I'm more of a fan of the store made drink than the vias. I'd love to try any Teavana fruity tea blends! 10/17/13: Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? I love all types of halloween decorations, but I tend to lean toward macabre and cute things. WHAT traditions to you partake in for Halloween? Knowing what you do our how you decorate or how you celebrate? Not really anything yet, besides dressing up for parties, though we won't be doing that this year. 10/16/13: Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? Socks please!! I knit a lot myself, so instead of scarves, hats and armwarmers, I'd love new patterns and yummy yarn to make them with!
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    SW Fall 2013 help!

    I just want to say first off that I am so excited to be playing this again! Thank you to my dear Witch for scoping me out. I always feel a bit weird asking for things, so I will just post things I really like! I absolutely love Yankee Candle's Sugared Apple! Bordering on obsession actually. The problem is that it has been 'discontinued' but whenever I ask about it in stores, there is always a small supply on the "throwback" shelf, and there is always a bunch at the factory in MA. I'm not sure why they say it's discontinued when they still technically produce it. Anyway I am down to my last jar, and there's less than half left so I would shriek with joy to be gifted with ANYTHING Sugared Apple. seriously. That was the only thing I could think of for now, but I am sure I will think of more later!
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    Peach IV

    Unfortunately, all I can smell is Frankincense. Even after the dry-down, even as it fades from my skin. And the frankincense is overpowering. I have hope for this though because it seems like other people are experiencing the other notes. I'm going to let this sit for a few weeks, and hopefully update this!
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    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    My mom is obsessed with Antique Lace and is absolutely heartbroken that it has been discontinued. However I tried Celeste (Courtesans) last night and it seems pretty similar. I'm personally not a fan of Antique Lace, but I thought I'd pass it along. Anyone find anything else similar to Antique Lace?
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    Bridal BPAL - BPAL for weddings?

    Oh I didn't think of that one. My mom has a bottle, so I will try it this Thanksgiving. Thanks!
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    Bridal BPAL - BPAL for weddings?

    I'm getting married in 3 months and I still haven't decided what to wear! I know I want to wear BPAL now. I had a brief stint where I was going to wear Vera Wang, but after testing it a few times, it ended up smelling too much like my MIL to be's Estee Lauder Beautiful. uhhhh. so far here is what I've got for maybes: Snow White 2005 Katharina I'm thinking floral vanillas similar to Snow White, or peach, or white musk-ey scents. I do not want anything overly foody. I like Peach Moon but it isn't quite what I'm going for. Snow White might not be it, I feel like I have worn it too often. If I can't choose though, I will go with Snow White. I want to try: Unveiled The Girl (been wanting to try this for a while actually, it is quite hard to find)
  11. possibles: Jacob's Ladder '05 (or the new one, if there is one for 2012) Villainess' Birthrite BPAL's Snow White 2005 Bewitched The Lion I want to try decants of: A Wonderful Light Belle Epoque* Beautiful and Adored* Cathedral Dreamland El Amor y la Muerte* Eternal Fallen The Girl* Helena Heavenly Love & Earthly Love Haunted Katrina Van Tassel Love's Philosophy* Lucy's Kiss Maiden Ophelia* Peony Moon Regan Silver Phoenix Succubus Swan Maiden* Szepasszony Titania* Two Five Seven* Unveiled* Vasakasajja*
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    Halloweenie SW '11 questions!

    September 23rd Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? Maybe just a bookmark or a magnet or something. I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? I love Cauldron Bubbles, and have been meaning to get some in perfume form. Other scents I'd love to try are: Black Apple Noel Candy Apple ChocoApple Coconut Coconut Sugar Cranberry Noel Fairytale Pumpkin Noel Pumpkin Spider Cider She's a Peach! Toffee Apple Crunch Wicked Pumpkin what's your favorite kind of pizza? fresh tomatoes, broccoli and chicken Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? not really. September 22nd Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! Plum, dark fuschia, dark cobalt (not quite navy), dark forest green, dark blood red What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? I have so many already, no thanks! Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? All of the above! I don't have a tartwarmer though. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? I really like sour candy and salted caramel flavors. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) unless you can get me the old Neverwinter Nights PC games, no thanks. Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? I'm probably going to Pumpkin fest in Keene this October! What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? this was my question, I work at Starbucks and so far I really like Anniversary blend! September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? nah, I haven't gotten into Lovecraft yet (though I'd like to!) Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Go to Salem, Mass for autumn, finish my granny ripple afghan, save for a car. Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting nope! I can't really afford it. I might make a last minute lab order for Weenies if I like any of the decants I got. Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! nah. I just like the pretties If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? I would love a lacy knit/crocheted shawl to keep me warm! I believe I am allergic to mohair, angora or any small animal fur. Wool is okay though. I'd love a deep plum or dark blue color If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like. Emmy Archie Rosie Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? no thanks. How do you feel about terrariums? not sure. I'm kind of a minimalist, What's your favorite horror movie? May If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. That would be awesome! Tazo Passion or Zen Tea, wasabi peas, Mary Kay Timewise products (especially the moisturizer), Clinique Dramatically different lotion. LUSH Karma soap (or anything scented in Karma. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? She's alright. Restoration-ish era literature kind of bores me though. I prefer the passionate mid to late Victorians. I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? No thanks, I'm not really into that sort of thing. Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yes! Any period really, but especially Victorian, Art Nouveau and 20's era. If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? Yes! I really like Chibi Vampire and Nana and there are so many to collect, I don't have all of them (see my amazon wishlist) If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? Coconut! if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Like many other witchees have said, the Waterhouse paintings. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? I would love a project gift! I'm really into all crafts. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Of course! I don't have many BPAL shirts. Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! No allergies, but I try to eat healthier things like jerky, nuts and seeds (sometimes dried fruit if its anything but raisins (I especially like dried cranberries) Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I have a charm bracelet that I need to fill up. I've been looking for a mountain lion charm and a graduation charm. September 20th Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. I would love some! I really need a good foundation brush and a powder brush. Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? No thanks. Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. #occupywallstreet and maybe a Weenie, even though I haven't tried them yet! Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Jo March from Little Women, ever since I was a little girl. Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? I haven't looked =( I'll update when I've looked. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? As friendly as I am, and as much as I love my Witch, I'd have to say no, that would freak the $@ out of me. Maybe if it was planned ahead of time. September 19th How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? Deep dark metallic colors, purple, red, grey, blue, green. I don't mind chemicals because I use a chemical free base usually. Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I used to be able to wear lip balm but since I developed eczema on my lips I can now only use petroleum jelly or Rosebud Salve (which I actually need more of!) Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) -For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream) No thanks -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Sketchbooks are nice, but I like the bound ones (like books) so I can write in them. lol -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? Love them! If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? new concealer, some random food items for the house, some diet soda and maybe some gum. Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? No thanks. Unless it was sugar free jam, I'd actually really like that. Raspberry or Blackberry are my favorites. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Rule for me is Black and white photographs, color paintings. would you be interested in something like this? https://lostcrates.com/how-it-works I guess so, but I'm not sure I'd really need all that stuff. Amigurumi, yes or no? Sure! I'm not sure what I'd do with them though, lol. I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Anything by Waterhouse. I also like Monet's waterlilies and Van Gogh's Starry Night. If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Mountain Lion! (they are hard to find) Name your 3 favorite scents for candles Cedar-orange (or something woodsy and citrusy, like DarkCandles' Bonfire), Patchouli (or something like Darkcandles' Crypt Moss) and anything apple cinnamon. Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea Earl Grey, Raspberry earl grey, cinnamon September 18th Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? Size Medium shirt. I need T-shirts that are women's sized but long, in any dark colors. How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... Yes!! Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? Never heard of it. If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from. Anything I could want has tons of sugar in it =( Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). I love Mac stuff, even though I had to resort to buying a PC because I couldn't afford a macbook =( SOCK PREFERENCES? Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color? sure, anything in a dark solid color. Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe? I don't really like the way they feel. September 17th Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? Yes! The bf and I want Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, and I would like Dancer in the Dark (the one with Bjork) Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Sure! Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? no, no money Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? I like Star Trek but I am a bit rusty since I watched it when I was a kid. Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? Anything vintage or antique! We need stuff for our walls. September 16th Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? I have been more into cooking at home, since we don't have much money just starting out, and I'm having fun experimenting with low carb cooking. Come to think of it I really want to try coconut flour but can't find it anywhere! New question: How do you feel about maple syrup? I like it, but can't have it right now (the sugar) How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm) That's really cool. I think I'd like something simple, though, of a lion of some sort. Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? Sure, but I'm not crazy about them. Send them all to my boyfriend lol Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)- YES I love any kind of jerky, as long as it has no sugar added! Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. Nah, its okay Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) Nay, only because I have never watched it. I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? No thanks. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? I've never liked either show. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Anything as long as its sugar free! How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? sure, for my phone! Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? Both! Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? Yes I have pierced ears and a nose ring. I used to have many other piercings but they are all closed up. How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? As long as they are low carb and sugar free, they are fine! September 15th interested in anything from Lush? Sure! I'd like to try their bath bombs (I only recently have gotten a bathtub). I also really like their dream cream and trichotillomania shampoo September 14th Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? want to write, read, knit, love my bf and cats How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? I would love little bottles of flavored vodka or rum, as long as there is no sugar in them What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) I love fudge more than is healthy, especially when the holidays roll around. Trouble is it would have to be sugar free Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Love Mochi!! especially green tea flavored. Sucks that there's tons of sugar in it though Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE I really want to try a sample of the hair glosses. really any scent! Does anyone like kimchi? I've never tried it but would like to. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Yes! You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? Oh jesus. Well I am waiting to make my actual order because I want to try my decants first, but this is what I'd order from the lab: Autumn Cider Devil's Night 2011 Elegy IX: The Autumnal Ghosts in Love October 2011 Pumpkin Princess Sonnet D'Automne (especially excited about this one) The Vampire Bride The Nymphae Avernales Regina Erebi All the Apples BPTP: Honey Pumpkin Stout soap Sugar Skull soap Marshmallow Pumpkin bath oil (since I love last years perfume so much!) Spun Sugar Spectre bath oil Candied Pumpkin perfume oil Every scent of Hair gloss Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? I haven't really looked yet, but I'd love anything from there! Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes Not really a sports person How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I'd love some! I like having thank you cards on hand Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? I like glitter as long as it doesn't get everywhere Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want? sure! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I love stuffed animals lol. I especially like all kinds of big cats, but especially snow leopards and mountain lions. how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did? sure, that would be cool! When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Mrs. Grass chicken noodle soup or scrambled eggs, lots of echinacea cold care tea, a nice blanket or two and some mindless TV. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) Being able to buy all the BPAL I want, and being able to spend any amount on really good food ingredients at the grocery store each week. What do you really NOT want? raisins or any other kind of dried fruit, licorice, anything violet scented or flavored, scarves (I have too many!!!) September 13th How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? sure! I can always use more kitchen towels, as long as they are red or dark blue. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? I like wearing a lot of casual dresses with leggings. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) I like word games more, like word searches, crosswords, Scrabble etc. Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? YES! September 12th Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Sure! PDF would be okay. If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? No kids, just cats Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) Sure, I like number 8 and number 1 Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? leaf and tree patterns! If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? No loose tea, please, I can never get it to work for me. I prefer tea bags! September 11th I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.) I don't mind lightly used items! Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? It would be okay. I like Nightmare before Christmas stuff, and my favorite princesses are Ariel and Belle what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I can't eat sugar, sorry. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. I use both but I most often use shower gel. How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? coconut and peanut butter. Though it would have to be sugar free. Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? Sure! I love gemstones! Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?! I love salted caramels, but they'd have to be sugar free Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? No thank you, I have way too many scarves! This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Yes! I love collecting gemstone nuggets and geodes. And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? Maybe, I'd have to look at the site though. September 10th What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Christian Bale, back when he was in Little Women... are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? I haven't checked, but I love apple scents. If I like anything I will put it on my wishlist. If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat? My cats would love to receive catnip toys! What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? Any of the BPTP home sprays, bath oils etc (everything but the soaps) I would love to try any of them, but I could never justify ordering any because I can't afford the prices. Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? I'd love some vintage Art Nouveau prints for my bare walls. If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase? I am fair, cool and I have red toned dark brown hair. Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? Sure! Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) not really, other than the new Bjork that is coming out. I prefer mp3 format Are you going away for any part of this round? Nope, unless you count me being at work lol Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yes! If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure! Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? I love walking. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? no thanks, I don't really know how to read knitting abbreviations, so I watch youtube. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? no, unfortunately. I wish I did. Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? September 9th Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality! When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: September 8th From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? Social Media? Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? What is your favorite animal? What are you going to be for Halloween? If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) How do you feel about nick-knacks? What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Do you like going to the movies? What are your favorite restaurants? Do you play any video games? Do you like any anime? Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? Muppets: yea or nay? Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Favorite Mythological Creature?: Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??
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    March 19 If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? Its not that I would be creeped out, I just get extremely nervous around strangers. Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? Yeah that would be really cool! March 18 Do you like poetry? I do! I love Oscar Wilde and Sylvia Plath What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? My boyfriend likes things that smell like 'cookies' :roll: As for me, the perfect scent is a combination of cedarwood and mandarin, they used to have it at Yankee Candle a while back and I've been mourning it. Dark Candle's Bonfire or Crypt Moss are good substitutes What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Yes! Devi from the I Feel Sick comics has been my hero for ages. I would love more Lenore comics, I think I only have one. Generally Slave Labor Graphics has tons of cool potential comics. How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? I like dark colors like dark reds and dark purples and the occasional dark blue or green. Sometimes gunmetal grey. Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? Yes please!! We are moving out this summer for the first time and I am trying to gather together basic kitchen stuff for our apartment. I need measuring spoons, measuring cups, kitchen towels, hot pads, stainless steel pots and pans, and the kitchen colors I am planning are black and red. Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? I read FsC comics, (see amazon w/l) My boyfriend is OBSESSED with D&D to the point that it may be unhealthy, so any D&D stuff would be much loved and adored. Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo??? Would this change if it were an article of clothing vs. a bag/pillow/blanket/somethingelse I love velvet so much! Satin is nice too, though it tends to get staticky Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? only Womb Furie. Still (haven't gotten a chance to order, and I think tomorrow is the last day) March 17 Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? Hmm. I'm not quite sure what any of that is! Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? Hmm. maybe some small couch pillows for my living room. Dark jewel colors please, and nothing too ornamented, as we have claw happy kitties. purses? bags? What style/colors? no thanks, I have too many. Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? nah, I have way too many. Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)? Yes! I would love to try any kind of natural deodorants and home fragrance stuff. March 16 For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? I don't usually wear lipstick or color on my lips. I like medicated lip balm though, and can never have enough of it! Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc. Oh vanilla beans would be awesome. Or some vanilla and/or coconut extract (doesn't have to be fancy, honestly lol) What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? Yes the American Mountain Lion and I also really like Snow Leopards. If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? Hmm, any of my favorites (from my profile) would be awesome. But I'm not so obsessed with rare vintage stuff. All the really old BPAL I've ever had have gone sour or strange smelling on me. DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? regular DVDs are fine! Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) I'm all good for socks right now. Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? What ever my witch desires, I have no preference, it is fun either way! Do you like pirate-related things? Sure! No Pirates of the Caribbean stuff though, I tend to think its tacky. I like REAL pirate stuff. Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? I love Villainess Birthrite and Arcana's Devilish and I'd LOVE more! What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? I love Art Nouveux most of all. Anything romantic and aesthetic AND old fits me very well. Would you like caffeinated lollipops?: http://www.lollyphil...cks-caffeinated those sound delightful. Copied CD's or DVD's? of course! I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? No thanks, I really don't like Disney. March 15 Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? No thanks. I can't really have it at the moment Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Sure! Do you like amurigami dolls? Of course, they are cute. I'm not sure I'd find them really practical though because I am moving this summer and trying to downsize the amount of stuff I own. March 14 surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Read, knit, clean my room, go out for coffee and shopping with my best friend and talk about baby stuff, go out to dinner with my boyfriend. Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Not regularly, but I have been keeping up with Andra's Love to Eat Hate to Exercise blog because I enjoy it so much. Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? No thanks, I already have like 20 lol. Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? Well, I do usually enjoy gardening, but I am not sure what it will be like when I move this summer. The apartment we are thinking about might not have a gardening space, though I suppose I could use pots out on the balcony, if we have one. If so, I'd love to grow tomatoes and fresh herbs in pots. Social Networking sites: just facebook for now. Though I'm getting tired of being mindlessly addicted to it. I am tempted to just cut and run. favourite artists or specific paintings? I LOVE Pre-Raphaelite artists, especially John William Waterhouse (my favorite is Ophelia), and the Rosettis. March 13 how about mix CDs? LOVE them Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) sure! Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? No thanks, those are deliciously dangerous, and I'm dieting. Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? Oh yes! I'd love some E.M. Forster, more Dickens, Austen, Hemingway... I'll put some on my amazon wishlist. candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? I'm more inclined to scented candles, in fruity, fresh (seashore) or vanilla scents. Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? 1. Track 3 - Great Expectations Soundtrack 2. I wanna Be Your Dog - Siouxsie and the Banshees 3. Trinity's Calling - CocoRosie 4. Destillat - VNV Nation 5. Silly Kids Games - The Damned 6. Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie 7. WTV - Ministry 8. Werewolf - CocoRosie 9. Invasion - UNKLE 10. 1,000,000 - Nine Inch Nails 11. Saya's Destiny (BLOOD + Soundtrack) - Mark Mancina 12. I'm Sensitive - Jewel 13. Straight Lines - Silverchair Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? Oh my god YES! I haven't gotten one of those in ages. I already know my basic birth chart, but I have never gotten an in depth interpretation. Birthdate 9/14/1983 5:35 AM Hartford, CT So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? No thanks, I prefer real books. March 11 Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? Huge list, please! What would I order TODAY from BPAL? If I had a decent amount of dough to spend, I would get: GC: Bliss, Imp, Pickled Imp, Incubus LE: Womb Furie x2 (I've been wanting this one FOREVER) imps: Elegba What level of nudity? It's cool as long as its for a purpose. Unnecessary nudity usually bothers me. gently used items from a garage sale/thrift store? sure why not? Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? Yes, actually I need the basic seasonings because my boyfriend and I are moving into our first apartment this summer! Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? Sure, anything would be good. I am particularly fond of earl grey, and flavored coffees are the BOMB. Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) Maybe? I'll be able to have nuts pretty soon. I really love sugar free jerky for snacks. Baked Goods? Yea Nay? I'd love to say yes, but I am currently dieting, low carb. Unless you have super kick ass Atkins baking skills! If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? Sure! I'd love some low carb cook books! I will see if I can put some ideas on my amazon wishlist Mix CDs Yes please! I'm always looking for new music!
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    Valentine Cupid questions!

    Would you prefer a poem or romance novel & what type of romance novel? Romance novel! I like historical romance. But nothing too cheesy! Please no vampire stuff. How do you feel about burned mix cds (good time for mood music *giggle*)? I love mix CDs Do you have metal/ jewelry allergies? Nope. Do you bake/would you be interested in baked goods or related mixes? I can't, unfortunately. Unless my person knows how to bake low carb / sugar free. Do you like cute stationery, stickers, note cards, stuff like that? Oh yes! I love anything Sanrio or Japanese/Korean in general. Do you like tea? If so, do you prefer your tea loose or in tea bags? love tea. I prefer bags, because it takes too damn long to fill my metal strainer and then empty/wash it. My favorite tea is Earl Grey, I'd like to try some variations of it. I also really like the Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea (the kind they have at Starbucks) but haven't gotten around to buying some. What is your favorite Valentine candy? Mine has always been Red Hots (or red cinnamon bears, I really really LOVE Cinnamon candy) and those cherry valentine heart lollipops. If you could find those sugar free, I would love you forever. I really hate Conversation Hearts. Knitted items? I knit myself pretty well, but I could use a nice afghan square knitted or crocheted 12" x 12" in a dark blue, green, grey or black if my Cupid is crafty. I am replacing afghan squares from the Afghan swap due to the people that dropped out and it would be nice if I had one less to knit to finish my blanket! Would you enjoy some loose beads for your own crafts, or any other crafty bits? No thanks, I would love some yarn though! Would you rather get things all together or in a couple of doses? I kind of like getting a few packages, but it is exciting to be expecting a big one! Kid/Parent/church lady safe or not? Sure! I'm not really into penis soaps though lol Length of necklace, size of bracelet, post or dangle earrings preferred? I like 17 or 18" chains, small simple pendants, my wrist is about 6", and I like post earrings Stuffed critters or other things of the cuddly variety? I would really love a stuffed animal I like snow leopards, and just your traditional Teddy bear <3 For those who don't do jewelry/have a prohibitive amount of metal sensitivities, etc., would you prefer something like a keychain charm or other little ornamental thing? No thanks, I do like jewelry but it doesn't have to be fancy. I like simple things
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    Yule wishlist

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    SW Halloweenie 2010 questions Part III

    9/30/10 Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Yes, everything! Even though I haven't seen it yet I know I'll love anything. 9/29/10 Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie? TKO! I love it so much. If I don't want to smell like lavender though (or if I don't want to get sleepy lol) I like Jacob's Ladder or Snow White What are you going to be for Halloween? Not sure yet, but I have this big old burgundy cape made out of an authentic Victorian era velvet drape that I have been wanting to have an excuse to wear since forever. I think I might be Red Riding Hood. If I had the money to humor my fancy, I'd be a STEAM PUNKED Little Red Riding Hood. Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? YES MY WITCH COULD DO ALL MY ENGLISH AND HISTORY PAPERS FOR ME THIS SEMESTER! (j/k, no I don't want anything weird or random, not anything I could think of) 9/25/10 If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? CONNECTICUT - red oak leaves, oakmoss, Mountain Laurel honey and a smoke-memory of Algonquin camp-fires. PHOENIX - An ambiguous mix of ozone, stainless steel beams of skyscraper, the pompous bubble of a CEO's champagne, with an afterthought of dry amber and stalwart sacredness of white sage Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? I'd love empty roller balls! 9/24/10 Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Cool!! I'd love a kitty, or a bear or a wolf 9/23/10 Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? I used to collect stones, but now I have too many. I would love some stone pendants though, in a small size, not too fancy. I love labradorite, moonstone, bloodstone, garnet, citrine, clear quartz. My absolute favorite is Labradorite though. What's your favorite Halloween Music? Eh not too into it. Unless it was some cool pagan Samhain music! that'd be awesome (in the vein of Faun, Medieval Babes or something) 9/22/10 Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list? For some reason, I have never been that into deviantart. Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? I haven't tried anything by Blooddrop, but I would absolutely love to! What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? No shoes, thanks. I am really picky about my shoes. Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? I always thought those adult coloring books were awesome! no paper dolls, please, they would probably end up in the clutter pile! Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? I'm not quite sure what this means, probably not. What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Archive's "Again" and Rasputina's "My Night Sky" Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? not really. I'd love to try some though. Would you (assumin' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? That would be cool to experiment with! If you have played before, what are some of the most memorable things you've gotten? What really made you go WOW? If you haven't played, same thing, but not limited to SW. A few Halloweens ago, I got an awesome black fleece blanket with white skeletons on it from a Witch. I have used that blanket as my "knitting/cuddle" couch blanket for years now, it kept me warm while I had H1N1 last year, my dog loves cuddling with it. I'm sure it didn't cost very much, but it's just awesome! 9/21/10 Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? no thanks. I like garlic plain! Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? meh. I used to love Zombie movies but now they have become so trite and hackneyed. However I did see a newer zombie movie that really impressed me lately, and that was Fido. 9/20/10 If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I'd love to try anything, honestly. I have been wanting to try Arcana's scents for ages. How many bottles of BPAL do you have? 57, but like others have said, I go through them every couple of months and weed, selling or swapping the ones I either don't ever wear, or have been keeping for odd reasons other than actually liking them Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? Hmm. Not really I guess. Anyone else into Emily Autumn? I tried listening to some of her stuff but her voice kind of annoys me. What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share. I'll have to do this later as I am running out of time! What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Yes, if there was a way you could make it without adding sugar to it, that would be SO awesome!!
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    SW Halloweenie part II questions

    9/19/10 Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I love Neil Gaiman, I am trying to collect all of his children's books (I have none yet). I'm a bit picky about my fantasy/sci fi. I play Dungeons and Dragons, but I find the themed books rather boring. I like it when real life characters are thrust into fantasy worlds and learn about themselves through their experiences. Some of the DnD books (and Game of Thrones, etc) are just really hard for me to relate to. Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I like soap! I would love to try Paintbox soapworks, but honestly at this point I think I have enough soap! 9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Hair sticks!! Ketylos are my favorite, I prefer short sticks, around 5" in length and I usually prefer unadorned sticks crafted in real wood ( I love the different colors though, and one exception to the real wood only rule is Dymondwood!). So far I have one 5" Ketylo in rosewood, and one 5" Dymondwood in Charcoal. I'd love some dark blue and dark purple ones! (I think they are on etsy or ebay as well) Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? no kids!! In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? I would love a pair of wrist warmers/fingerless gloves that are NOT bulky (are finely knit), all the rest I can either make myself or learn to make. How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? sure! Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I haven't gotten a chance to look honestly, but I do like Violette Market and would like to try anything foody or fruity. What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) northern New England climate!!! What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? I would love to learn how to spin yarn and make cold or hot process soap Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? I haven't really looked at that e-tailer Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? I'd love to try anything! I am so upset because I have to go to a wedding that very weekend. The same damn weekend that BPAL is finally coming to the Northern East Coast!!!!!!!! That's only 50 miles away from me! arg. Anyone need address/phone type books? no thanks, I don't use those. 9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? not really. I use Netflix for movies and I usually buy mp3's from itunes. Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I have tried Possets, and really didn't like most of the scents I tried, so no thanks. Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) nah, that's okay. I have too much random stuff cluttering up my house. Anne Taintor, anyone? I have no idea who that is sorry. Which web comics do you enjoy? Suggest one to me! 9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I can make my own scarves but a nice shawl would be nice. I feel like I already answered this question though. How do you feel about recipes? I would love any low carb, low sodium recipes! Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? I make my own food usually. If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? yes of course! How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? no thanks, I can't really eat things like that if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I really like fruity teas, Earl Grey and Vanilla Chai. Green tea is okay but I kind of have to be in the mood for it. 9/15/10 How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Sure! not too much though, because I have a small house inhabited by hoarders, and though I share the hoarding gene, I am able to resist it somehow so I really try to limit the clutter potential. Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Can't really think of any right now. I am looking forward to the new Stephen King book but I have that on preorder (for November) check out my amazon wishlist! Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive mangas or anything related to them? Yes yes and yes!! I want more Chibi Vampire (#4), Pixie pop (#2) and Blood+ (any) manga. Most anime I don't buy because I can just watch it on Netflix. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? of course! OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I like knee high, not too thick and stripes in dark colors. How do people feel about word magnets that could be cool for my new apartment next year! 9/14/10 For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? honestly tea bags. I like loose leaf but its way too much hassle and I hate cleaning out the little metal tea diffuser. If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I would love an old fashioned Victorian style shawl in a dark color! I am pretty set on scarves though, I make them myself and I have around 4 million. lol. Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? yes, all of the above! (as I said before, I am moving out with my boyfriend in 6 months or so. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? I like both live and studio, and screw edited versions, they always suck. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? cats cats cats cats cats Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I LOVE lilies. My boyfriend still doesn't know what lilies are so when he buys me flowers he always ends up trying to get me what HE thinks are lilies and they aren't.. lol. Yes I have shown him pictures of lilies all the time, even pointed them out in real life, but he still can't remember. I like roses to a lesser degree. What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) Blue Pumpkin Floss (the prototype, not the Halloweenie) Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. no kids, just cats Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that sure! I can't really think of anything though, honestly. NaNoWriMo? I don't know. I might try it. Its going to be crazy hectic this semester, but its always going to be crazy hectic in the Fall, and NaNoWriMo is always going to BE in the fall, so I might as well wing it. 9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? Well, I am getting many of the scents in decants soon, but the ones I didn't sign up for in the decant circle that I am interested in trying are: Halloween: New Orleans, October 2010 (or 2009 for that matter), Wild Swans at Coole, Pomegranate III How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I love all that stuff, and I can put it to good use as well! Anything cute, especially Japanese/Korean themed stuff, sanrio-like, or anything retro would be awesome. I love pens notebooks and notecards especially. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Probably not, I can't have much sodium =( If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Of course!!! Would you like something you have to make yourself? Like assemble myself, or like a craft kit? sure, I love putting things together! Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? Yes, that would make it even better! Who is your favorite soap etailer? Villainess definitely. Though honestly I haven't really tried many others. I'd like to try Paintbox soapworks, Magic Hands and really anything else. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? OMG yes! I love vintage everything. Mostly Victorian (which is hard to find sometimes, I know) 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's Honestly, if its any kind of vintage, you've got me sold. Teacups would be so so awesome, as long as they have matching saucers. I want to try to start a collection of random vintage teacups with their own matching saucers. And reproductions ones would be okay too, as long as they were good ones. With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? Honestly, I have no preference at all. What ever would work best for my witch, I'm not demanding and I would actually be ecstatic with whatever my witch decided to send me, even if it was like, one thing What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? Lately I have been wearing a lot of neutral colors, I have been straying away from bright pinks, purples and reds like I used to wear. I like neutral (on the cool side though) eye shadows, shimmery highlighters, etc. I usually wear Everyday minerals foundation and powder, but my BIG love (which I use all the time) is MAC Fluidline in black. I would really like to try other colors, or try some of the coastal scents gel eyeliners that everyone keeps raving about. My favorite eye shadow brand is Urban Decay, and I've been trying to find their eye shadow in Lounge for so long but I think it might be discontinued =( Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you'd date/have relations with ) (this is really hard because I don't really feel sexually attracted to most famous people, I'm usually only attracted to my boyfriend): #1 Christian Bale (before Batman, around the Little Women era ) #2 Chris Corner (less because of his looks, and more because I fell in love with him through his music) #3 a younger Johnny Depp (I know that's cliche, but I think its also because he's Native American, hehe) #4 Alan Rickman (Sense and Sensibility Alan, NOT Robin Hood Alan, which just shows you how good he is at portraying an evil character) #5 (can't think of anyone else, but I'll come back and edit when I think of someone) Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? Nah I'm good with a moderate to low contact witch. I understand that my witch may have a busy life (just like me) and might not have enough time to send me e-cards all the time =) Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? It's in the works. I have a BPAL spreadsheet, but I honestly don't have that much time to go through it and mark it all. Plus about 2/3 of the scents I have tested, I tested a long time ago. So my wishlist is probably the best bet! Also, if my witch thinks I might like something based on the notes he/she knows I like but its not on my wishlist, by all means I would love to try it! Do you like maple sugar candy? Yeah, its okay. But no candy please. What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? I haven't tried it, but I would prefer no candy please (unless, like I have stated in another answer, it is a very small amount of candy corn or something that won't wreck my diet!) If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Yeah that'd be awesome! Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Garlic, onion powder, powdered clove ( I put it in my henna mixture for my hair) Microsoft or Apple? I had an Apple for 6 years, so I am very familiar with it, but I know have a PC (I just couldn't afford another Apple after my first one died =( ) Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? My boyfriend go to Cape Cod every summer to his Aunt's beach house. I love getting my favorite flavor ice cream (peppermint stick) and watching the whole sun set, sitting on the rocks at the beach. Oh and another really favorite thing of mine is campfires. Going to Cape Cod or going camping or anything like that is not a real vacation unless there is a campfire. Luckily my boyfriend is an ex-Eagle Scout, so he taught me how to make an awesome one. And we just sit there, the two of us, for hours (no TV or internet) and we talk and talk and drink beers and its so much fun. (I love my boyfriend, if you couldn't already tell) Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Yes of course!! Handwritten letters are awesome, but I'm not usually good about being a penpal unfortunately, because I never seem to have the time to sit down and write a letter. 9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? I have one!!!!! http://www.last.fm/user/lamhnain-maire Any countries you're interested in? Yes, Japan and Ireland. I am currently learning Japanese as a foreign language requirement for my Master's degree. I am a voracious lover of sushi and I am obsessed with Japanese culture, manga, anime and honestly everything about Japan. Ireland I am interested in studying the history of, also the celtic legends and myths, I feel connected to it due to my heritage. I also have an interest in French culture and French cooking. I loved watching the movie Julie and Julia, and I'd love to eventually get Julia Child's famous "Mastering French Cooking" book for my lifetime cookbook collection. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? oh that would be awesome!! I would love that. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Of course!!! I am not picky, if my witch made me something, I would love its imperfections if there were any! Are you a foodie? I think I have the potential to be, I'm just not in a place financially that I can surrender to the desire. I do value quality very very much, and I love eating organic as much as I can. Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? We're Red Sox fans!! though we have never been like rabid fans of anything, its more just for fun. For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I like cutesy, vintage and gothic Halloween styles. Not campy and REALLY not inflatable! Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks?Yes yes yes!! I have tons I haven't used, there is just something I love about blank books. so many possibilities! 9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? no thank you. I may try making them myself though, for my brother's b-day. are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? no thanks, I have a ton already. Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? Eh, no thanks. Unless it is Anne Rice , or it was written before 1900. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? Ooh, well I have a Nintendo DS and I only have one game for it, Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass. I'd love another Zelda game, or a Pokemon game! How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? pressed flowers would be nice! If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Oh man: Red Moon 2004, Gothabilly, Loviatar Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? I haven't ordered anything yet. I plan on taking part in the Inquisition and I hope to get anything but the Licorice scent. The Marshmallow Pumpkin scent sounds the best to me. I need t-shirts though! If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) I'd love some cool yarn in jeweltones! Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? I have rather... eclectic and eccentric taste: 1. Marooned by The Gathering 2. Batman by Alien Sex Fiend 3. Give In to Me by Michael Jackson 4. Earth Intruders by Bjork 5. Walking in London by Concrete Blonde Soundtracks you'd like? none that I can think of... If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Regina Spektor, or Tori Amos 9/10/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? omg yes! I love apples sooo much. If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? I've had reactions to angora. I like dark jewel colors, and I typically hate browns yellows and oranges Gift Certificate: physical or email? oh it doesn't matter. whatever works best! Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I like Macintosh Spice, Autumn Leaves, Autumn Wreath, and I REALLY love Beach Walk and China Sea (if they still make it!) would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? I have to say that I would probably appreciate a mountain lion fetish more than anything, like EVER. I know it is kind of hard to obtain unless it is specifically Zuni made, as most mainstream things are about African lions. But I'd also appreciate a carved Lion or Snow leopard, as they are extremely similar in symbolism. (look at this picture of a Snow Leopard I very luckily caught at the Bronz Zoo!!! http://www.facebook....4&ref=fbx_album he/she was right in front of my face!! )My totem is the mountain lion, I have had many dreams of a female mountain lion protecting me, and constantly beside me, and I feel so attached to her, I sort of feel like she is actually there. My mother raised me teaching me what she could about my Native American (Abenaki) heritage and background, so this means so very much to me. I had a garnet once (I think I bought it at a new age shop at one point, but I didn't realize the shape until after) that reminded me of a female lion's (no mane) head. I kept that stone with me for strength all the time, but then I lost it and I've been mourning it ever since And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? that sounds cool! though I can't say I am quite partial to radishes. http://www.etsy.com/...=cat1_gallery_8 What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? Please no Wal-mart gift cards, I really hate that store and refuse to give them my money. I actually prefer online gift cards over in store gift cards. I got an online one once for Dark Candles and I still remember how awesome that was. 9/9/10 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Poltergeist, especially the part where the kid get sucked into the closet. I've been afraid of closets in the dark ever since. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one last.fm (screen name is lamhnain-maire), Long Hair Community (LHC), facebook (mostly for frontierville), gmail, ebay, amazon Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? ERNIE! I was obsessed with him as a kid. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? a female lion Comfort Rereads?: Harry Potter, Anne Rice's Mayfair witches series, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Neverwhere, Stephen King's Rose Madder, Louisa May Alcott's A Long Fatal Love Chase and Little Women. Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? Nope, I'll be around! If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) I am taking a Nathaniel Hawthorne class (through which I am generally learning much about the Puritains, though from a secondary source of course), An English Victorian History class, an Imperialism class and a creative writing poetry class. All of which I am insanely interested in I got to choose my classes for once. What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. My daemon quiz said a Snow Leopard,. That quiz got me spot on in how independent I am. Either that or a Mountain Lion. What's YOUR favorite word? I have a lot of favorite words. I didn't choose to be an editor or an English major for nothing! One word that comes to mind is antebellum. Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most?I like the idea a LOT but I don't think I could really pull off wearing anything (I usually wear simple things now) Maybe if it wasn't too outlandish, like a very small pendant. I do like spats, but that's more generally Victorian than specifically steampunk.
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    Sw Halloweenie 2010 Questions

    Baked goods: no thank you. I feel bad saying no because I know there will be some witches who won't have much money but pleaseplease don't send any sort of food or candy. It's for a personal reason, I can let my witch know privately is he/she is interested. Tea would be AWESOME though. Goodies for other family: Sure! my boyfriend loves foody scents like chocolate and cookies and vanilla caramel. He is looking for a new candle for his room. He's into D&D very much, he DM's and is always looking for cool miniatures. Kitty toys would be loved to bits! Little stuff vs. big stuff: I love getting little things here and there, but I also love getting big packages, so it is up to my witch. Pretty much, either way I'm happy lol. Social networking: I have a facebook, just look up my full name. I have an LJ but I keep it private, you can still look at my user info though, my name there is garnetmaire. my myspace http://www.myspace.com/darkbird but i don't use it anymore, so its a bit outdated. Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? Most of the things on my wishlist I have already tried and I want more of! There are some things on my wishlist I haven't tried though, but those are identified lol How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? I really love extra big pj bottoms because they are comfy. I'd love to get some halloween themed pj bottoms! L or XL are perfect (not my size, I just like them big!) - Are you into Austen's books? Yes! I don't like the whole Jane Austen and zombie thing though. I think its stupid and a bit disrespectful. - Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? I used to read my own cards, I'd like to get back into it, but I need an original Rider Waite deck to learn off of instead of all the pretty yet complicated decks I have. - Mix CD: omg yes!!!!!!!!!!! -Harry Potter house: Ravenclaw!! I even made a dark blue and silver striped scarf for myself last winter, only because I didn't like the original bronze and dark blue color scheme. - soft things: I would really like a pair of mittens that converts into fingerless gloves. I wear fingerless gloves religiously in the Fall/winter, but always wished I had a pair of the aforementioned for when its REALLY cold. **************************************** Halloween Plans: hopefully not having H1N1 like last year! Ugh that sucked! TV Guilty Pleasures: I honestly don't feel guilty about anything I watch. Most mainstream American TV I honestly don't like, especially reality TV and a lot of popular shows like True Blood and whatnot. It just doesn't appeal to me, all the actors look the same, the storylines seem all the same, nothing seems original to me anymore. I find most originality in comedy like Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Tim and Eric Awesome Show and most History documentaries / geeky science or nature shows. HOWEVER, if you think there is a show that I would really really like, by all means try me. I did like the Tin Man series on Sci Fi, and I like Dexter, and I am REALLY into anime. I'm hoping that someone can recommend me a very good anime because I am almost done with the series Blood + and I do all my knitting while watching so I need recommendations! Cosplay/Costumes: eh not really. I never got the point of cosplay, in fact it really turns me off. I am however trying to think of a really cool Halloween costume for this year. E-books: I prefer real books. Its a psychological thing. I feel like if I read a book electronically, I'm not really reading it haha. That and a computer screen tends to give me eye strain if I try to read for too long. Scented Tarts: scented tarts are cool. I have a tart warmer, but honestly I prefer votive candles because they are easier to use and the cats are less likely to knock over a ton of melted wax. I would like to try out Dark Candles' tarts though, check my SW list in my sig for the scents I like. Body Mods: nostril (may be getting a septum with a small subtle ring at some point, even though my bf is totally against the idea ), I have one tattoo but hope to get another one for my birthday on the 14th this month, I have lots of ear piercings and I really need more captive rings in a 18 or 16g, size 5/16ths, and I have stretched lobes in a 4g, currently deciding whether or not to keep them though at this point. I'd like to get more piercings someday. Lip balms: I love lip balms, but I really don't use any unless they are organic. I hate MyLipStuff balms (sorry guys) because they are way too liquidy, they melt easily and I usually just feel like I have flavored oil on my lips There is one exception to the organic lip balm rule, and that is Rosebud Salve's Strawberry lip balm from Sephora. I really need another one of these because my last tin got lost! Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some: No thank you. Normally I would say yes, but it is for the same reason as with food goodies. What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs) FsC! http://www.fscwasteland.com/ She did the first series of illustrations for Nightmares and Fairytales and Jhonen Vasquez. I'm also really into Art Nouveau (not so much Deco) and paintings done during the Aesthetic movement, especially the medieval ones! how do you feel about mortars and pestles I have one, but I don't use it really Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? not really, unless you plan on packing a spider! Fake spiders are okay though =) *************************************** What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? probably wasabi peas, hummus and baby carrots Ebooks no thanks, I like real books Nail Polish: Ooh yes please! I like dark colors only. What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? woodcrafting/woodburning, more embroidery, more crochet techniques For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: both!! I love all Halloween decorations. Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Nah I was never really into them. It bothers me that the original fairy tales have been forgotten because of that stupid conglomerate (won't get into it much more because I know there are Disney fans on here!) I am a BIG fan of old folk tales and fairy tales though. Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? DVD player, and my bf has a Blue Ray player. When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? Hmm. Unless it is from the same seller and is ALMOST identical, I'd rather not honestly. I am pretty picky when it comes to accessories and things. You can always just ask me lol. What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? something with sweet red apple and patchouli, and a touch of nag champa! Or a nice amber like in the Lion, with some nag champa! I'm not quite good with names, because I'd have to smell it first! ********************************* Favorite horror movie: Probably May. I love indie horror, like too much. I am also a fanatic for J-Horror and K-Horror, but it is extremely hard to find much on Netflix or On Demand. I would love to get some, especially the 3 extremes series. Favorite scary book or story: That's hard to choose, I have been a Stephen King fan since I was 12, Anne Rice as a teenager, Poppy Z. Brite was a favorite in college, I just love horror as long as its not Dean Koontz Socks: I love socks! I love stripey knee highs in dark colors What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? teas, cuddling, a soft blanket, watching a favorite TV show, being with my boyfriend always makes me feel better Would you like custom icons as a gift? sure! I think I would most appreciate a banner for my etsy shop. I'm rather incompetent when it comes to computer art, which sucks because I'm good at nearly everything else! Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock? That sounds cool, sure! I'd love a new tart warmer, as mine is kind of yucky now. COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Yes!!! I used to be obsessed with Jhonen Vasquez's I Feel Sick comic books (there are 2) and someone stole them (or they could have gotten lost) and I have been mourning them ever since I love comics from Slave Labor Graphics, including Lenore, Nightmares and Fairytales (I have all of those though) but it shows that I like really dark underground stuff. I also love manga, and I need more Chibi Vampire!! (I have 1-3 lol) **************************************** Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Mountain Lion. After that, really any type of big cat, I really like Snow Leopards I also really like bears and birch trees. Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? No thank you. I have too many bpal boxes! Though I do need another plastic ammo box for imps. If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? Jo March from Little Women. I have probably given this answer like 20 other times in previous SW round questions! I also really REALLY like Saya from Blood + If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I would like to have been born in 1870 in America as a woman, so that I could experience the extravagance of the Gilded Age, the gradual social liberation of women, and muckraking of the Progressive era. Or I would have liked to lived through the 1920's as a young rebellious lady I would like to have been a part of the Women's rights movement, to meet Susan B. Anthony and Stanton. Aside from all that I think what I would like most is to go back to my Native roots and live amongst the Abenakis in Vermont, before the French missionaries and Englishman drove them away and into Quebec. Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? Candy corn and those Pumpkins. Even though I said I can't have any food or candy, if you sent a TINY amount of these (like a serving or two) I'd be very happy (calorie safe) and content =) Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? No thanks, I can make my own =) Warm drinks? I love chai teas (not the syrups, the actual tea), earl greys, hot apple cider and hot cocoa. I would be interested in trying a really good sugar free brand of apple cider (I've heard they exist!) and cocoa MISC: Someone mentioned that their relative would love random household items, and I have to say, my boyfriend and I will be moving in to our first place within 6 months, so we will definitely need random household stuff like spatulas, cooking spices, wooden spoons, that sort of thing.
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    Blue Pumpkin Floss

    I can't come to a decision on whether I like the released version of Blue Pumpkin Floss. I tried the prototype and it was amazing, so I was excited to buy a bottle of the released version. The prototype is much more like cotton candy, more blackberry, with a slight hint of pure pumpkin (not buttery) and pumpkin type spices. The released version is very complex, much more spicy and very buttery, with only a hint of the cotton candy sugary-ness and I can't detect any hint of blackberry. When I tested the released Blue Pumpkin Floss I got such a strange smell from it at times (since the scent changes alot) and after about an hour of trying to think of what it reminded me of, I realized that it smells like chicken broth bullion cubes. No lie. I don't know how that happened?? Only at times though, because at other times, the pumpkin spices and the buttery pumpkin came through, and very slightly, the cotton candy. Unfortunately, I think I will have to stick with the prototype version of Blue Pumpkin Floss (if I can find it!). Maybe it is just my skin chemistry, but I really don't want to smell like a chicken broth bullion cube I will test it one more time before I decide to swap my bottle or anything.
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    Boo 2010 is AWESOME. I can't compare it to last years because I have not tested that one. While wet, the milky note is more apparent, but the sugar sweetness is just perfect. Normally I don't much like "milk" notes because it makes me smell like I poured milk all over myself or something, but this is evenly balanced with the sugar sweetness. It reminds me very much of those Japanese milk chew candies called White Rabbits, I am even reminded of the rice paper film covering! I can't really detect any 'cotton' notes, but it might just be too subtle for my anti-analytical nose! When dry it reminds me more of Snow White, but more confectionary and less floral. This is my favorite so far of the 2010 Halloweenies (though I haven't tried much yet!)
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    Banshee Beat

    So, I was generously gifted a testable sniffie of this by a forumite and when I smelled it in the vial, I said to myself: "Phew! it's really strong patchouli, I don't have to worry about falling in love." But then I put it on. Firstly, I don't hate patchouli, I like it actually, just not when it is very strong and usually not as a single note. This was semi-strong patchouli on my skin, but it did something really remarkable as it dried, and I kept sniffing my wrist because it was so cool. As I sniffed, I would instantly smell patchouli, but then as I took my nose away and inhaled normally (breathing), I kept smelling this orange creamsicle sort of scent! As if the patchouli notes left my nose and left behind that orange vanilla in my nose! It was so cool. Then after a while (maybe 1/2 an hour), on my skin, the patchouli started to meld with the orange creamsicle scent. Then after another 1/2 an hour, it was JUST the orange creamsicle scent. And it smelled so familiar to me, outside of the orange creamsicle reference, and finally I realized that it smelled exactly like Cocoa Pink's the Un-red fragrance, just richer and with patchouli. So this is the first time I have tested a sought after rare and fell in love. And I just don't fall in love with anything. This is an automatic top ten LE. I guess there is a first time for everything? I need a bottle now, but I'm not sure how exactly I will manage to get one!
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    When your favorite GC blends are discontinued

    I'm not sure if this helps, but I use Yvaine or TKO for a bedtime scent because of their lavender notes. TKO has vanilla, but it is very lavender as well.
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    The Forest Reverie

    This is the perfect patchouli on me, even though patchouli isn't listed as a note. It reminds me of a cologne my uncle always wears: clean, elegant, masculine, musky. I put the TINIEST drop on my wrist to test it, knowing it would be strong. I love this one and will definitely wear it!
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    Bridal BPAL - BPAL for weddings?

    I am going to be wearing Snow White at a wedding tonight <3
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    Recs for Role-Playing Games (RPG), LARP and Cosplay

    All those sound awesome. I'll have to look around for decants. I think I will wear Raven Moon to DnD next week. As I am a Drow who mainly reveres the Raven Queen instead of Lolth (SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)