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  1. Psuke

    12 Days 2021

    What is the best book you've read recently? Um...recently I haven't read anything at all. I've been struggling to read, although historically I am a voracious reader. I really loved the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (sp?). I also really liked Ursula Vernon's (as T Kingfisher) Hollow Places. I am mostly burnt out on fantasy and murder mysteries and dystopic anything. I wouldn't mind a copy of Space Opera by Catherynne Valente. Or classic fantasy, Johanna Russ/Tanith Lee/Katherine Kurtz stuff. Scour the used bookstore kind of stuff. What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy? The Scary Soltice of The Lovecraft Historical Society, although I own that already. Tatty Victoriana. Sparkly glass/crystal type stuff. Or old fashioned Country Christmas. Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair? Unfortunately, accessories fall out of my hair. It's super fine and slick, and takes so much product to keep styled it's just not worth the time for me. What is your jewelry style? Victorian/steampunk/gothic. I like big earrings, short or choker necklaces. I love rings and bracelets, but they don't work for work so I don't really wear them anymore. Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into? Sure...NBC, of course, particularly Jack. Invader Zim. I may have mentioned something else in my questionnaire. Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc? Not really. Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers Sure! I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some? They sound lovely, but I would likely never wear them. What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures? I don't really have a favorite as such. I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest? https://gifts.defenders.org/wildlife-adoptions?price=20-30 I'm down with a donation in my name and a crafted critter. An actual adoption kit isn't really my thing.
  2. Psuke

    13 Nights 2021 Kethcup

    Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? Certainly!  Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! No Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? No Which Harry Potter house are you? Potterverse is not one of my fandoms Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon!   They are both great. Prints or bookmarks, I don't do pins or stickers.  I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume!  Those sound lovely, but I will probably never wear them Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers?  I would! Anything in earth or jewel tones, any weight. Beads could be fun! No navy, I beg you.  Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I like them, but they sit unused in a drawer until I give them away. Do you spend time in the outdoors? In the beforetimes I did, but with the extra work in the hospital and parental caregiving, I don't leave the house except for work and errands. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? I do all the cooking and baking in the family, and I mostly do it from scratch. Sometimes I even enjoy it. It's mostly vegan (some dairy). 8/13/21 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? G.O.A.T. and Nightwalker in bar soap, sorbetto and sugar scrub The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? I like pins in theory, but in practice I never use them Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? No 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage halloween?  Examples: Yes! It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? Nightmare Before Christmas (most of Burton's early work, really), Addams Family, Beetlejuice How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. I prefer more natural scents. A lot o the more artificial give me a headache, although I like the *idea* of them If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? I do like tea, although I generally only drink herbal tea when I am ill when I am ill or in need of serious comfort, I prefer my caffeine injection in coffee form. The exception is chai and TJ's concentrate is probably my favorite. Oregon and Tazo concentrates are swill, IMNSHO. Loose leaf preferred. Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'm mostly pretty open,maybe one or two significant (I don't want to say 'expensive') gifts and the others less...substantial? Not sure of the exact wording here, because I want to de-emphasize money spent. What are your fandoms, if any? NBC is probably my major fandom, with an emphasis on Jack, or Jack and Sally. Addams family. Earlier this year I discovered Vizziepop and Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss and have fallen in love (they're free on youtube and i you haven't seen them yet, drop what you are doing and watch them *right now*. Beetlejuice. Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? Let's say I wouldn't mind starting a collection, although I currently only have two (the Arthurian Tarot by John and Caitlin Matthews and the Marseille deck). A bag would be bonus. Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I do. Tiger's Eye, amber, hematite are favorites. Beads or drilled, I'm open. My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things. (yes, we have harry potter things. We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) I like the dark magic and NBC fabrics, I'm always on the lookout for project bags. Makeup bags/pencil holder style work, too. Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?) (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry? Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.) * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer? ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other? I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland. The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white. (we just call her shetland. They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.) Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos) (I'll have to make a list of which items are available because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) Mitts. Shoulder shrugs. I don't really wear scarves or knit caps. Amigurumi and knit jewelry. There's several in my ravelry queue (psuke is my handle) and pinterest (diana rect) for a general aesthetic sense. I'm open to most colors and fibers. I'm a sucker for variegated and tweeded. Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) Most of those sound amazing, but the apple crisps are most likely to get eaten. We don't do alcohol or jam. 8/15/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? They can be amazingly beautiful, but I've not really used any. Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? I want to say yes, I'd like to begin practicing again, but atm they'd probably languish in a corner of a closet. Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Not to try, but I'd love an industrial size jar of marmite. It's suddenly unavailable where I am except through Amazon Dash and I think that service is garbage. Oh, and are you into astrology? Rob Brezsny's Astrology yes. What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? size 7.5 with socks. 7 for sandals or shoes worn without socks. Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? I seem to have lost my Jhonen Vasquez collection. Aside from that...I am totally out of the loop. I' open but would have no idea what to ask for, Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? No What's your favorite flower(s)? Rose, tuberose, jasmine, lilies What's you favorite woodland creature? I'm not sure I have one. Foxes, hedgehogs, chipmunks, rabbits, wolves, skunks...I like them all. Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Whatever is easiest for my pumpkinator. Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I have a couple of masks, already, thank you I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I'm very fussy about face care, and I am now limited to eczema care lotions so safest to avoid those. Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy Interesting. The fruit flavors and maybe the bubblegum. I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? Dark Patchouli, Egyptian Musk, Fleur Blanches, Red Musk, Santal. Similar scents. Nothing with a lot of bakery or candy smells. 8/16 Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? I would love some coffee! Ground, please - fine. Not turkish, just fine. I'm a dark roast kind of gal. Flavored is fine, especially a fall seasonal blend. 8/17/21 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I'm a Ren Fair fan - so, almost anything, really. I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? pickles, flavored oils and vinegars, shower frindly bath stuff (no bathtub here, alas). Also, vegatarian friendly Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Either works for me If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I have a broad reading interest, mostly these days I read fantasy/scifi...I'd be most interested in old skool 60/70/80 female authors. Ursula K LeGuin, Katherine Kurtz, Jane Yolen sort of thing. Cathrynne Valente is an exception - I own Palimpsest and Radiance, and read Orphan Takesbut most of the rest of her ouevre is wide open. I love Pratchett and Gaiman, but have either read of own most of their stuff. I also loved the Rivers of London series, anything else by Ben Aaaronvitch is fair game. ebook or physical is fine. And used is good. Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? I don't drink. 8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? No Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I prefer large prints to small prints. I like chintz better than calico, if that makes sense. Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. No SO, no date nights I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! My scent cabinet is already pretty full. I wouldn't mind a decant of The Sun Rising as the one I bought broke in shipping. If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? As far as artistic representations go - I love Jack Skellington best of the NBC crew. Anything Addams Family, no favorites. Anything by Jhonen Vasquez (Filler Bunny excepted), dog suit Gir or Gaz from Zim. 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  I don't. I have an etsy wishlist, which should give an idea of what I like https://www.etsy.com/people/drect?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? I am and I am - I'm noraknickers there 8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. Maybe a small bottle. I'm the only member of the household who can handle spice. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Nothing scent-wise. There was, once upon a time, a trick or treat tshirt set....and the glitter orange Trick t-shirt would be bonus. Otherwise I have too many heavy black tshirts as it is. 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? Sure! Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? My cat furbabies have too many food quirks for anything edible - except greenies. Toys are ok how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Ok if it is small, I don't have a lot of display space I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? *tosses coin* Bat 8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I don't really have a hard nope on anything. Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? I don't wear makeup 8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? kitkats! I'm open to most flavors. Vegan/vegetarian furikake? there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? The spider/pumpkin plushie, or the Boo Sheet tshirt in women's relaxed medium Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Bubbling Scrub in Persephone's Descent, Pumpkin Queen or Blood Orange Marshmallow 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I can always use journals and sketchbooks, provided they are 8.5×11/5×7 or thereabouts. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? Oh, yes, I can definitely use more storage. For imps *and* bottles. Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? Yes, I wear socks. I like calf length or longer...natural fivers are boss, but I'm not over picky. Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! If you want to fill my box will Reese's Pieces or mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups, I won't complain. Smarties, either. No candy corn, unless they are art, not edible. I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? Bitchin' Camaro is now stuck in my head... All of those sound fantastic, although I have only a vague idea what a wrist fan is. How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? Depends on the kind of fancy. The handmade kind dipped in chocolate and nuts is good. Fruity flavored or whatever, not as much. 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? Yes. The answer is yes. Especially Haribo, but I'll eat them all. Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings The Halloween Hill prints, or the Bat, Lucifer Sigil earrings from Grave Markings. Not from Kodiak. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? Any string dolls or plushies. 8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. Definitely! I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? I grow my own of these, so I'm good. I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Yes! Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Hmmmm, maybe some goose? Or any that could be used for quill pens. I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) Sounds intriguing. I love pesto. I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No 8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) That's adorable, but I use spray sanitizer If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? No tabletop games 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? Not my genre DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? I love them If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? I think I answered the whole bean/ground before, but ground, please. If it's being ground whenwhen purchased, fine grind. But preground flavored is ok, too. I'm not big on maple flavored...or straight cinnamon. But pumpkin spice or other baking/ seasonal flavors are fine. 8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Tights? No. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Sure! Mild to medium spice level. In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. How tiny? If they are very tiny, (wallet size or smaller) then yes. 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ I like spice blends of all kinds. I'm willing to be surprised. . Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? The Halloween prints look fun. Especially the Addams Family, and Nightmare Before Christmas So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? That all sounds fun. Possibly nothing too body horror, but otherwise open. do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I don't have time for hair fun. Sad, but true what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. No
  3. A note to my Goblin(?) - I forgot to mention a format of books that is good is physical! I'm super happy to get books, and used books are good, too. And related to that, an inexpensive item I appreciate is a good bookmark. A handmade bookmark, even, if you are crafty that way. What is your favorite thing about Halloween? I love almost all of it. The cooler weather, longer nights, rain (I hope), and all the witches and ghosts and gothic funstuff my little heart could desire. Would you like a Halloween-themed cross-stitch piece of art done by your partner? If so, do you prefer something practical, like a cross-stitch dishtowel or table runner, or something to be hung on the wall? I've been getting into cross-stitch again and having fun with Halloween patterns. Sure, I'd love something like Halloween dishtowels, or along thos lines. We don't really do wall art at my house. Are you coveting something from the Lilith release? I'm safe from this update Have you seen the Haus of Gloi Fall update? Does anything from that tickle your fancy? I'm tempted by the Queen Mother Fall 2018 or Shadow Fairy perfume oil and Persephone Descending in Bubbling Scrub or Hair oil Enamel Pins: Aesthetically they're fine, but I always lose them. Would you appreciate handknits? Any preference (socks, hats, cowls, mitts, etc) Certainly! I don't really do knit hats, except maybe a nice stocking cap, but hooray on the rest of it. What kind of local goods do you like to pick up/try when you visit somewhere new? Ummm, I don't generally speaking...But I'll pretend for this question. Foodstuff, probably. Local honey, maybe. Or something from a local crafter. Something yarn related, maybe? Do you like to cook or bake, and if so, would you like any cooking accessories, mixes, or ingredients? I do all the cooking and baking in my house. Something fun for the kitchen would be nice. A fun/fancy spoon rest or bread making accessories. Pumpkin Spice: I prefer my pumpkin spice to be paired with pumpkin. As a scent...eh. It's all right, but the hype drives me nuts. Do you like Day of the Dead goodies? As cultural art celebrating a religious holiday I find it fascinating. But like Kokopelli, I find the commercialization of it disturbing. How do you feel about homemade edibles? Not just baked goods, but fruit butters, jams and such-like? Do you prefer savory or sweet or yes? I love homemade edibles, with the caveat that they are vegetarian. Socks? Certainly! I prefer calf and knee length Things Japanese? Interesting flavors of kitkats, aside from that I don't know Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works? No thank you Recent LEs, updates? No thank you Fandoms? Sort of? There are things I follow, or love and wouldn't mind artifacts relating too them...official or otherwise. In no particular order: Anything from Jhonen Vasquez, especially Zim or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, anything (except the small children's books) by Neil Gaiman, Girl Genius online comic, the various works of Ursula Vernon (mostly in her grown-up T. Kingfisher hat) including the Hidden Almanac podcast, Archive 81, the Tanis podcast, and Welcome to Nightvale Disney? Nightmare Before Xmas! Also, I love the Haunted Mansion and New Orleans Square Star Wars? Only the original 3 Harry Potter? No Honey? Certainly Would you like flavored oils or vinegars? Yes, please! . Do you have any interest in fun tees or other goodies either related to your fandoms or otherwise from TeeTurtle or similar sites (https://www.teeturtle.com/)? If the answer is yes, what's your t-shirt size? I love my crow "Murder!" shirt from tee turtle and I remember they had some other super cute Halloween shirts (including some Nightmare Before Christmas) last year. Also, Topataco had a great "Mord" shirt from the Hidden Almanac podcast Do you have a favorite musical, opera, playwright or other theatrical or performing arts interest for which you might like interesting goodies? Um...not that I know of? Do you have any desire/need for a new umbrella? I think we're good on those rightnow Any desire for mugs - travel or otherwise? How about water bottles? I would dearly love some good Halloween or Fall latte mugs Pumpkin *spice* with or without chocolate? Pumpkin spice, as spice, is good! With chocolate is even better. If you like/want books, do you have a goodreads or other place where you discuss your favorite books? Would you be interested in a spooky Halloween compilation or a classic halloweenie/autumnal book like Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree or Something Wicked This Way Comes? I don't...I recently deleted my Goodreads, for reasons, and have yet to set up something else. But I would certainly enjoy a spooky/Halloween story collection or book.When I was younger I read the compilation "Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts" and "Witches, Witches, Witches" several times (they were in the school library. My introduction to Baba Gaga, who featured prominently in the witches book.) Fluffy pompom or without? I would proudly wear either, though my general preference is without.
  4. Psuke

    Pumpkin Spice Perversion

    This smells almost exactly like Pumpkin Tobacco Atmo Spray from the Post Weenies last year. If you loved that you will love this.
  5. Psuke

    Xmas 12 of '17

    Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi? Nefarious Gingerbread Men, Snow Wolf or Rosy Cheeked all sound good. In Whipped Soap, Pumpkin Butter or Hair Oil all sound good to me! Any of the available Winter update in candles works, too. Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened? Paintbox, any of the Winter edition in bar soap or wax melts. I don't have a burner, but they smell nice just placed around the house, too. Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink? CP isn't my thing. Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin. We like fruitcake so much in our house, we make our own Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences? I love super sparkly nail polish. Multichromes, foils and glass flecks are my favorites. I don't really use any other makeups. Pomanders? I love making these, they make the house smell super Christmas-y Savor? This store was my introduction to whipped soap, and I love them! Honey Love Dust is a favorite, and I'm interested in trying Hot Coffee, and Jade Perfectly Posh? The BFF face polish or Don't Be Bitter Baby hand creme (they have good hand creme) Favorite animals? I like them all, but especially cats, bats, octopi Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff? Not a strong preference, they're all good. My only note would be that we're not super snackers, so food stuffs as accents (particularly chocolate and coffee) are super welcome, but not necessarily as the main component. Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop? I don't really wear makeup except nail polish Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3? We like tradional (as in medieval/Renaissance) music, Irish carols, or 30's through the 50's. Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, that sort of thing is welcome, too. MP3 as we don;t have any way to play CDs atm Do you like toffee or fudge? Love 'em both, especially homemade Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...) Love the bags! (Well, I like the mitts, too, but I usually make my own). The drawstring bags are particularly good. Cats, bats, octopus fabrics are all gorgeous How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)? I think they are adorable If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns? Lacy things or slippers. I never wear mittens or scarves. What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics? Primarily coffee, I love dark roasts, single origins when I can get them (particularly African/Indonesians, please no Costa Rica). Flavored coffees are okay, too, particularly holiday flavors. We don;t have a grinder, so ground for a home espresso machine, if you can...but we can sneak grind it at the grocery store if necessary. I like tea, but practically never drink it. Cocoas and ciders are great! What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc? Holiday scented candles are good, as are decorated unscented candles Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen? Definitely! Middle Eastern and Asian spice blends particularly What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for? That's a hard one. I bought an old school sewing machine (complete with table!) awhile back, and I haven't used it because I don't have anything for it...but that's because it's all in storage. I was starting to get into sewing when my other machine broke. But sewing supplies/accessories/books would be welcome. Nothing really "new" in my life, aside from that. We do a lot of baking and holiday good ridiculousness around here...house specialties include lebkuchen (flourless, they're mostly nuts, spices, candied fruit), marzipan, butter caramels (flavored or plain), shortbread crisps, and savory cheese shortbread. Any of these sound appealing? I confess I'm not a huge fan of lebkuchen, but the rest of the house is so it will be appreciatedly consumed by someone if it's in the box. The only marzipan I'm familiar with is the plastic-y commercial stuff that give s me a headache. I'm down with trying homemade if it's different (like homemade fruitcake vs commercial). The rest is all an unqualified yes! What are your top places to get a gift card from? Ummmm...anyplace that sells yarn. Lab or Post, Sock Dreams, etsy, HoG...ebook retailers, like Kobo. Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc. We like Country (rustic) Christmas, Victorian and homemade (I think that was covered in the ?aire. Not so fond of the very plastic and mass produced looking items. Do you like puzzles? I don't really have the patience for puzzles. Plus I'm pretty sure the cats would disappear/eat some of the pieces, or our husky would sweep it off the table with his big, fluffy tail. Do you have a strong preference for numbered packages vs randomly picking with maybe a few hints along the way? Whatever makes my partner happy. Are you jonesing for any particular BPAL right now? Anything you are just dying to try, even just a sniffie? Ummm....I miss some of my bottles in storage, but aside from that, no (sorry, am I a broken record yet?) How do you feel about the following flavors/ingredients: Coconut? It depends. I love coconut in thai food, and I have coconut flakes in my chia pudding...I really enjoy coconut popsicles and coconut cream pie. I would probably enjoy the coconut chips I see everywhere. But I loathe macaroons and most baked other baked goods with coconut. Mint? Again, it depends. I really like mint when I like it...but I don't always like it. It's partially a mood thing Lavender? I like lavender plants, and I enjoy it as an accent scent (or flavor), but it quickly becomes overwhelming. Rosewater? Oh, yes Cardamom? Please! Candied citrus peel/marmalade? I candy my own citrus peel, and we don;t really eat much jam/jelly/marmalade, but I'd love a good curd. Anything to absolutely avoid? Meat and meat by-products Would you like anything crafted for the storage or transport of the BPAL? (Travel imp containers, boxes for 5mls, bottle cozy, etc.) Probably not a cozy - I have mostly imps and rollerballs (less likely to spill). But a good imp container would be nice. Something to keep them upright so they don't leak If so, do you prefer them to be plain or decorated? Either or! If decorated, are there any motifs or art that you'd particularly like? Nightmare before Christmas, Victorian gothic, steampunk, celestial *A note on my wishlists - there are some items on my wishlists that are up there as placeholders and inspiration for me (like Pinterest, but for etailers) so I know there's some sold/no longer available items.
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    13 of 17 ? Roundup

    9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com No, thank you Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? -Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) Not yet, but I'll come back to this if something occurs to me. If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? I do wear socks, I prefer longer length and if they have toes like gloves have fingers - so much the better! Would you be open to previously-loved books? Always What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? I prefer partial bottles, actually. I like a lot of variety and I go through scent really slowly (imps last me over a year). So what are your favorite fandoms? Tim Burton prior to Planet of the Apes (though I do like Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow), Twin Peaks, Nightmare Before Christmas *always*, anything Mythos-related. Hellraiser. Other fandoms I think I answered in the podcast question. 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! I'm not that fond of lavender, and I don't know France well enough to know what else to ask for. Feel free to surprise me! are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? N/A (though I love Tarot art) World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? I'd be curious to have an Astrology reading done Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? A spell kit for luck wouldn't be amiss Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Bar soaps and candles are always good 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? Hematite, garnet, amber, tiger's eye and opal If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? I love filigree, steampunk, Victorian, Art Nouvea and Gothic Any love of pirates or SCA? I miss the SCA, and I do love pirates Is there anything you would like from Disney World? No, thank you Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Not a Potterhead How do you feel about chokers? Love them! 9/15/17 Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? I fear our damp winter climate would ruin such a thing, our slight overhang wouldn't provide much protection. Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I do live near a Joe's, I'm looking forward to their pumpkin spice coffee. Of course my absolute favorite is their candy cane Joe-joe's, but we're not quite there yet. Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I do cook and like exploring various cuisines. Can;t think of anything I especially want at the moment (other than more food huggers - those are so awesome). Surprise me! (provided it's vege friendly) I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? I'm good, thank you, though it reminds me I miss having a bike What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. A Lisa Snellings October is Coming poppet. Except the zombie poppet, I have that one. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? For sentimental value, sure 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? The four leggeds are super fussy. The kitties like Greenies exclusively, and the pup does trachs and bully sticks (the circular ones last longest). None of them really play with toys. Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Any of the Curses, Vampire Wine & Champagne, Legends of Horror Cinema or NAlloween blends (except Vanilla Bat), Potion n.113, Pumpkins 7 & 14 Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) Harvest Festival or Orchards of Hell Atmos, or the Bloodbath BO from etsy. Beautiful Implacable Tyrant or Halr Loosened and Soiled Mid Orgies HG. 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? I do have a steam account, I believe I'm psuke or psuke1 there. How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! I practically never wear scarves, but I do love a good cowl. Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? -Like booze? What kinds? -Like Wine? What kinds? I'm grouping these because we pretty much never drink. I do like a good cider, and in Colorado Springs, CO there was a beer called Laughing Lab that I totally adored, but can't find outside that state. New Belvedere was the brewing company, I think. My favorite alcohol ever is called Strega, and we do reds in this house. Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! I would invent an occasion to wear something like that if you made it for me For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? We love the black & white horror, and most of the horror up to about the 80's. Japanese ghost movies are also awesome. Fan made merch for the classic b&w would be fantastic! 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ Any of the bar soaps would be lovely! What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Witches, grim reapers, spiders, webs and bats. I'm over zombies. Like, really over. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I do eat candy. Sometimes I think I eat too much candy, but we'll not go into that. Smarties and bottle caps, or similar would be awesome! Specialty candy and chocolate also welcome. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? Not a fidget spinner, but some other kind of desk toy could be fun Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I love zentangle! I've done it a few times, but now I need glasses to do it or it makes my eyes hurt. Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Fascinators and mini hats definitely! What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Honey or candy could be tasty. We don't really use jam Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Yarn subscription boxes, or maybe the Goth Black Box would be more my speed. I did Julep for awhile, but canceled as I just couldn't keep up. I do the EC Boom!box and like that one, Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? My 20 (or even 30) year says "Awesome!", but now I wouldn't know where I'd wear it. How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I don't like to much music these days, but when I do it's mostly Youtube or Google Play. Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Err, not to get overly political, but I'm avoiding Amazon. Kobo or B&N work great though! And physical books are always welcome. Scary, classic and horror are all fine, but please no zombies or supernatural porn (a la Charlaine Harris or Anita Blake) - I've read my fill of those. Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? Any are good. I don't have a tart burner, but sometimes tarts smell strong enough wihout heating (like the Moonalisa tarts). Weenie candle holders are always fun, and I wouldn't say no to an oil burner. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Oh, yes! I knit and crochet, bead and wire wrap. I'm missing all my supplies - they're in storage a few hundred miles away. Well, I have my Addi Click interchangeables, some double points and yarn. But the rest are. 9/12/17 Do you want wax melts? I have no burner, but I've gotten sample wax melts from Moonalisa and just place them around and it works fine. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in? YUZU! (Sorry to shout, but it's *impossible* to find here, unless I want to pay crazy shipping costs from specialty orchards) I'm in The Netherlands. Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in? I'm not sure...try me. Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types? Not so much a fan how would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? if you are on board with that, would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? I'd love one! Something for 20+ bottles, for when my collection and I are reunited. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? Cowls, mitts, socks. I don't wear many scarves, and I never wear mittens. Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help? My job is too hard on my nails for wraps. 9/9/17 Disney? If so, any favorite characters? Nightmare Before Christmas. I *loved* Little Mermaid, but not so much from a merch perspective. And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast? Eh. Little Mermaid was the last Disney that sent me over the moon. I've enjoyed others, but not loved them And what about Harry Potter related items? Pokemon? Any favorites? No Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)? No candy corn or Peeps, please. And if I never see another zombie it will be too soon. The only exceptions would be art from Ursula Vernon or Lisa Snellings. What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap? Figurines (smallish), smallish prints, knitted oddities, jewelry 9/9/17 What rares are you dying to try? Eve, Ava, Monsterbait Underpants - this one mostly because I'm curious about the hype. Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels? I loved Sandman, early Transmet and The Invisibles. I'm willing to try more Warren Ellis stuff. I read Girl Genius, Dresden Codak and Gunnerkrigg Court (all online) when I remember. 9/8/17 Are you ok with homemade food? Yes, provided it's vegetarian If you are ok with decorations, do you have a preference for table-top, wall hanging, or window decorations? I'd love decorations, Give me all the decorations. How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies? I am kind of a stationary supplies slut, although I'm not such a fan of the pastel flower-type that seems ubiquitous, I like darker themes, or filigree. Gorey-style Victoriana - I think there's a Gorey shop somewhere that used to have stamps that were fabulous. Victorian/iligree washi tape is good, too. How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry? It's fabulous! Only at Halloween, but I'll wear the ridiculous plastic spider rings, and plastic pumpkins and the whole nine. Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Definitely!
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    Switch Witch 2017 Q&A Wheee!

    What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? I loved the Scooby-Doo with gues stars, especially the Addams Family and Harlem Globe Trotters. Other than that I'm kind of whatever. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I almost never wear makeup, but a part of me really wants to make art with it - the colors! The sparkle! The same goes for nail polish, though I am more likely to wear polish than makeup. Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1 Those are adorable! I particularly like "Boo Sheet", "Something Wicked" and "Voodoo Queen". They seem to run small in the Relaxed and Ultra, so a medium in relaxed fit and a large in the Ultra sizes I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ Interesting, but unless it can be brewed in an espresso machine, I have no way to make it right now. How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? That sounds lovely! Probably a big box, for when I finally am reunited with my collection. Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? I don't really do masks, except sometimes clay masks such as Lush has. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I'm trying BuJo, though I'm sorta kinda stumbling around using it still. Bought an old Singer table sewing machine this year, and an Instant Pot. Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Candles and the Room sprays, mostly. The spray in detangler. Scents are: Honey Caramel Apple, Conjuring Room, Dusty Attic, Evil Garden, Forever and Ever, Gilded Bat, Late Harvest, Mad Heriot Parlor, Strega. What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? Coffee, ground for home espresso machine, - Flavor and roast preferences? Dark. Some flavored coffees are okay, such as pumpkin spice or caramel, otherwise, not so much. - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? I like tea, but almost never drink it, except a good chai concentrate. Tazo and Oregon Chai concentrates are the opposite of good. I also enjoy Rooibus - Loose leaf or tea bags? Bags, as I have no tea accessories - Anything specific you don't like? I don't think I've run across anything I can't stand, aside from overly sweet or cinnamon heavy chai concentrates such as noted above. - Are you in need of any gadgetry? I can't think of anything I *need*, though silicone bake mats and spatulas are always nice to have, as are the silicone fruit savers (https://foodhuggers.com/), I have a set and they are *awesome*. Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Oh, gods, I am kind of a stationary slut. I love fancy pens, notebooks and stationary and have been *seriosuly tempted* to get into rubber stamps and sealing wax/stamps. I'm not really into the overly floral stationary that is the default, but filigree borders and some of the simpler gothic headers that can sometimes be found on Zazzle have caught my eye. Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Dust Witch sounds tasty. Whipped soap is my main source of scented bath product joy, but I couold be tempted into a good body butter. Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Surprise me? Honestly, I'm not familiar enough with UK stuff to know what to ask for. Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I listen to many, although not as closely as I used to. Nightvale, Craftlit, The Pacific Northwest stories (Tanis is my favorite), Lore, Myths and Legends, several How Stuff Works series, HIdden Almanac, KUEC...a few others. Hidden Almanac, I think, has a Plague Doctor (Reverend Mord) shirt that's quite nice. Most "fan" merch I really like, though, is online comic related - Gunnerkrigg Court and Girl Genius in particular. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? Lovely, but no ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ Oooo, I haven't bought them yet, but I've drooled over many of them Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? No, thank you - Or Haus of Gloi? The Hex scent in Hair Oil, or Whipped Soap (once whipped soap drops, at any rate) Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? Wire jigging, wire wrapping and chainmaille Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Sure? For luck, please Do you like poetry? I like to hear poetry, but not so much reading it Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Oh, yes Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Stitch Diva has some beautiful stuff - the beaded yarn and the Shine combo for two examples Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? ASPCA or Heifer Please provide wishes from the last two updates? "Ego Sum Lux Mundi", "Do All the Good You Can", "Valuable, Powerful and Deserving" from the Lilith Lab update, I prefer decants as I am a dabber. (I bought the Eclipse scents I wanted already - couldn't resist, living in the Full Eclipse band). 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ Bar soaps look nice. Any scent will do What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Witches, always witches. Dark fairies are good, too. Spiders and webs. If I never see another zombie, it will be too soon. 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? I'm open. I don;t know much about Japan specific things, except I hear there's lots of kit-kat flavors. How do you feel about nail wraps? I love the idea, but my current job is way hard on my nails, and I don't do much outside of work so they wouldn't get used, if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I'm sure I'll love whatever you knit me, except mittens. Well, I'd love them, but I would never wear them. No allergies I've run into yet. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Granny Weatherwax, because she kicks ass. Or else a kelda. If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? The future, because I'd like to know... If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Anais Nin, Neil Gaiman, Ursula Vernon. Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Their Halloween stuff looks fun Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Oh, yes! Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? If it looks good hung on the wall. I don't do much costuming 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I do have furbabies, but they are superfussy about their treats. The pup (he's a malamute/husky hybrid and a beautiful boy) does love bully sticks and trachs. The circular bully sticks last the longest - the others are crunched down in about 5 minutes. He doesn't fetch or play with toys, and the cats are both over ten and don't do much with the toys, either, except the occasional catnip toy. And scratchers. They love scratchers. As for treats, they love Greenies. Only Greenies, other treats just lay on the floor until vacuumed. Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? There's a lot to love there...in Halloween Collection 1: Pumpkin 14, Potion n. 113, Blood Bond. In the Resurgence Collection Pumpkin 7, any of the NAlloween blends (except Vanilla Bat), all the curses and all the Vampire Wine & Champagne. Any of the Legends of Horror. I prefer 1ml or 3 ml sizes when possible - I like a lot of variety, but I'm a total dabber and go through scent really slowly. Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) T-shirts or yoga pants! As far as scented things go - Harvest or Orchards of Hell Room Sprays or Blood Bath from etsy; Hair Loosened and Soiled Mid Orgy, Implacable Beautiful Tyrant, Frankincense Clove or Amber & Patchouli HG from the GC catalogue 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? I used to game a lot, but hardly ever now. I am on Steam as Psuke How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy! I'm not much of a scarf wearer, but I love a good cowl. Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? I like stouts. Not really into hoppy beers. I *love* cider Like booze? What kinds? Strega. I love the *hell* out of Strega. Aside from that, I don't really drink much. We do brandy or whiskey for eggnog during Winter holidays, but that's about it. Like Wine? What kinds? Port and reds Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! I haven't ever worn a hairfall, but I love the look of them so much, I'm seriously tempted to say yes. I'd find an excuse to wear it. For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? We do all our horror watching for Halloween - the classic black & whites, The Woman in Black (the original BBC production with Pauline Moran, not the atrocity which is the modern movie), pre-2000's horror (especially 70's and 80's horror). Memorabilia (fan art) from the black & white days would be awesome! 9/26/17 What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Hellgate of Ireland Goblin Market Cthulu in Love (I actually own these, but they are in storage ar away and have been for over a year. I miss them) What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Peeps, candy corn, mittens...um, I'll fill this in more if I think of anything else. 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? 1) Not calendars or day planners. I usually love the art, but I never use them. I *am* trying to get into the bullet journaling habit, so supplies for that are welcome. 2) I don;t particularly care for overly floral stationary. I do like filligree, or cool (gothic/strampuk. art nouveua, Gorey-esque) banners or corner shapes 3) Office supply stores are third in line after book stores and yarn stores as my favorite stores. I especially have a thing for notebooks and pens. Colored post-its are cool, too. Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson Ooo, nice! I still wish I had gotten the Weenie shirt when it was available. T-shirts, mugs or throws are all fine. I have too many posters already languishing in tubes to wish that on her artwork. Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ They have some gorgeous stuff - but most of what I would use costs for more than I would expect my witch spend on me Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) I don't really wear scarves and I never wear mittens, I prefer woven dishcloths to knit/crochet ones, Aside from that - if you make it, I am sure I will love it, Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I try to avoid entering SBUX anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. I love fudge! It will probably last .5 seconds once the family sees it do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) I do like spicy foods! The rest of the family, not so much - but that means more for meeee! what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Note: I always prefer partial bottles or decants Samhainophobia! Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil Pumpkin Spice Perversion (mostly because it makes me head tilt...so did GBJR and that sent is *awesome*. Odd, but awesome) September Midnight 2017 You Fancy Me Mad Mournful Influence of the Unperceived Shadow Overacuteness of the Senses Violent Gesticulations (also because of serious head-tilt) Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ The hat 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I'm good. Unless they have some of the Prank! artwork, or art from the Telltale Heart of the current Weenies Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ Those are absolutely beautiful, and I wish I had someplace to display them Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? I kind of love them all, really would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) Not so much for me, but my brother probably would and his birthday is coming up. Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Only for the sake of the cause. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? I totally am, but the only thing I could use in my current situation is more reusable bulk food and produce bags. 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ No, thank you I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? quartzes, particularly colored or rutilated Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Oooo, pumpkin bread! What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? The kind I can eat Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) That sounds super intense, and my brother and mother would give me endless grief on its smell Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Oooo, yes please! Want some honey from the bees on our property? Certainly! Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Alas, we never really eat jam or jelly How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. That sounds really interesting...and I think I'll brave the looks the rest of the house will give me I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. I haven't had apple chips in years. Decades, possibly. Sure! Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Or how about a couple of pillowcases? Pillowcases or an art supply bag would be lovely 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm That looks tasty do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I only have a shower What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I only use rubber cases on my phone because I drop it way too often, but a new cover for my 7in Samsung Galaxy tablet would be nice 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Not really into See's Are any witchees into coloring books? I love them, but never have time to color Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? The Nessies! All of them! If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 3 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? The only modern musical I care for (aside from the "Once More With Feeling" episode of Buffy) is Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And I have the CD for that. I wouldn't at all mind seeing it live again (I got to see a super intimate production at a club in Santa Fe and *adored it*) I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? Eve's Big Apple's I-V or the Apple HG's (except the marshmallow) I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Surprise me? Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? I love the idea, but the only items that catch my eye are more than I expect a witch to spend Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. No, I'm not up on those that aren't on etsy, The ones on etsy are in my shop favorites Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! Money no object? A serge machine. I'd love to get more into sewing, but I wear mostly knit fabrics. Otherwise - nice hairpin lace loom, a yarn ball winder and swift, a set of nice wire wrapping pliers and a beginners kit for chain maille 10/3/17 Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ No. I wanted one thing and I've already ordered it, 10/1/17 Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? I'm always down to support local beekeepers, and possibly a BBQ sauce? Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? Those are gorgeous and make me wish I wore makeup How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? Some of the fringier stuff (like Hello Satan or Hello Cthulu) would be fine, otherwise not so much Would you like to get some favorite recipes? If they're vegan, sure! I'll give them a try Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? I don't really wear scarves, and knit hats give me mad static hair 9/30/17 Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list I do like Haus of Gloi, but I already got what I wanted. 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions Those are very cute, but I have no place to put them.
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    Ein Kuss von Krampus

    20161227_184036 by psukeksc, on Flickr I have missed having a good multichrome. This is a deceptively dark polish, with a lovely red & purple shift. Opaque in two coats, with a little lifting of color so a third coat may be advisable.
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    When i first put this on I was not a fan. Creamy, sweet, plastic. No myrhh, no musk, practically diametrically opposed to what I was hoping for when I bought my imp. However after 20 minutes or so, the myrrh and musk have come more to forefront, making this a smokiefm spicier scent. It is stil creamier and sweeter than I was aiming for, but it's much more wearable.
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    Pumpkin Latte

    Wet in the bottle, this smells like pumpkin latte, although the coffee not is faint. Wet on the skin, the coffee note pretty much disappears on me, and it smells like pastry. It took me awhile to think of what this reminded me of, and then I got it. It smells almost exactly like "Mornings in New Orleans", from Liliths 2014(?). And the same overwhleming scent, too, although it wasn't until the second application a few hours later that this came clear. Just a light swipe of the imp wand was so strong a co-worker across the (small) room asked what the smell was. I had to use an alcohol wipe because it was giving me a headache. I'm going to stash this until next year, see how it ages. If it doesn't tame, or the coffee note (my whole raison d'achat) doesn't become more prominent I'll make it a room spray. It's not a *bad* scent, but now something I want to *wear*, at least, not yet.
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    Apple VIII

    Holy Moses,this is *apple*. Like juices running down your chin after a bite apple. There is a teensie bit of floral from the apple blossom, but the floral still has an apple overlay. Patchouli, which usually amps on me, is pretty much nowhere that I can smell and I admit to being disappointed. Don't get me wrong - I love the Lab's apple and I will cherish my imp,but I recently got a lotof fruit scents and was hoping for more patch. It's still a lovely scent if you love apples.
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    Honeyed Apple

    Tester from Wench457: In the bottle it's honeyed apple to the nth degree. Honeycrisp with extra honey. I seriously want to walk around with the bottle strapped to my nose (weird as that would look). On skin, it takes on a totally different note. It's got an added musky vanilla scent, with just a smidge powder. It's much more complex than the "in the bottle" smell, but just as lovely. I hope to get my hands on a bottle before they all disappear.
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    Bright Red Dildo

    Wow...crazy. I'm not getting "leather" from this *at all*, I'm getting red musk all the way (my skinistry has a tendency to amp that scent over everything else), with a tail end of honey and spice. I'm really insanely curious to know what this will age into. I'd love it if the leather comes out a bit more, because I suspect that will take this over the top.
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    The Head

    This is a very clean Spring scent, which makes me happy because that's totally what I was craving from this update. I'd almost swear there was cucumber in this, but there's no green, just floral deliciousness of the blending of gardenia/jasmine/tuberose. Not really getting any spice or wood, but that's fine. This is probably the break out winner of the decants I ordered (this and Womb Furie).
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    Womb Furie

    Color me one of the crazy fans. I'm not a GC SO fan - even aged. I find it deadly dull. *But* as a base for other scents it's fantastic, and this scent is no exception. I had avoided it before because I was afraid it would be overly sweet, but it isn't. The honeys bring rich thickness and the spice, while not overly "spicy" keep it from becoming overwhelming and the vanilla brings a softness to it. I'm thinking I will need a bottle.