Date Joined: October 11, 2018
Last Online: June 15, 2019
Birthday: May 4
Country: United States
Hello, please take time to read my whole profile. I hope you can learn some fun things about me and autism at the same time!
I am EVAN (I am a girl). I live in Los Angeles with my fiance, Lumos (my chihuahua service dog) and my lemon tree (Remus). I am an AUTISTIC writer, advocate and actress. I also like to pretend to be an artist from time to time, painting on 3â X 3â canvases with arcrylic.
I am allergic to walnuts and red 40
Special Interests are something autistic people have/do to help them focus their lives. This is not to be confused with hobbies. The difference between Special Interests and Hobbies is when life gets to hectic/stressful I can stop a hobby. Special Interests on the other hand help me cope with the changes, hectic-ness and stress.
My special interests are:
ACTING/MAKING MOVIES: I spent most of my life MASKING and MIMICING, which are terms used to describe autistics watching and mimicing social norms and ways of neurotypicals and reproducing them to fit in. In doing so, I found I was pretty good at taking on the roles and personalities of others, and acting became a Special Interest. I also love the whole process of making movies. Being behind the scenes, script writing, cameras, all of it. So I moved to LA to be part of that world.
TRAVELERâS NOTEBOOK: I have Executive Function Disorder. This means I have a hard time keeping track and doing tasks in order, forgetting steps and processes along the way. I got a Travelerâs Notebook for Christmas, and it has been a life changer. It has replace my old way of keeping track. I can keep all my lists, calendars, appointments and everything in arms reach. It is more than just a hobby, this is a tool to help me be more independent. I have a original size at home for all my big tasks, journaling and a master calendar. I also have a passport size that I use everyday for appointments, notes and lists. My dream is to own an instax someday to add pictures to my journals.
PETER PAN!! The book, the play, movies (live action-2003, Hook, Disney), tv series...you name it, I love it. Peter, England/British things, Lost boys, Thimbles, Acorns, Pirates, Fairies (I really like fairies like Maleficent, woodland sprites and those in the artwork of Amy Brown)
DISNEY!! I go to Disneyland about once a week. I of course love Mickey Mouse and the Fab Five. I absolutely love Duffy bear. But mostly I like learning things about the history of the parks, and collecting vintage parks souvenirs and dishes. My favorite rides are Peter Pan, Autopia and Space Mountain. I enjoy Disneyâs California Adventure, but I tend to go for the food more than the rides. Though I do love Grizzly River Run.
SPACE & ADVENTURE!! Anything that inspires Magic, Hope and a sense of Adventure. Star Wars, Doctor Who, Peter Pan (Second Star to the Right), Firefly, Tomorrowland (movie and Park), Stars/Constellation, NASA (Space Exploration), Planets, Galaxies.
READING: I finish about 2 books a week, and reread some books over and over (Peter Pan about 300 times thus far). I can be heard quoting books and authors from time to time. I like adventure, fantasy and sci-fi. I also read a lot of non-fiction on my special interests. I read blogs, and articles too. Just a typical Ravenclaw here. This is my escape, more than TV or Movies could ever be.
Being autistic, routine is very important to me. Deviations from my routine can lead to shutdown or meltdown. So, I work really hard at maintaining a comfortable safe space in which my routine can be built and nurtured. I like to have stuffed animals to snuggle with. I have various things to chew on, to save my pen caps and shirt sleeves. I have learned to cope differently with things that were tough as a child, but I did NOT outgrow my autism.
My personal lifestyle is very HYGGE (pronounced Hoo-Gah), and MORI GIRL. Both are very cozy. Think candles, plants and flowers, warm drinks, good books, snuggly blankets and stuffed animals. Itâs like a cozy cottage in the middle of the forest aesthetic. Thatâs how I live, even in middle of the city. I love all things fall, and enjoy things that remind me of snow (since it doesnât snow in LA). To me, it is like living in NEVERLAND.
Things I have a fondness for include forest/woodland birds and animals, mushrooms, acorns, bumbly bees, dragonflies, dinosaurs, trees, feathers, wildflowers, soft muted natural colors (berry, peach, gray, yellow, green, brown).
I like Vintage-y things: EMBROIDERY, Tea stuff, Victorian, Steampunk, Clocks, Postage type things, Barbershops, TOYS, Ice Skates/Winter items, Floral prints and patterns.
I craft from time to time. Usually small projects, because it doesnât hold my interest very long. Things I like to do are... Embroidery, Cross stitch, Crocheting, aside from my new journaling, I DO NOT do paper crafts/scrapbooking. I am actually hand creating many aspects of my wedding.
I like to bake. I make cupcakes, pastries and cookies. Especially like making shaped cookies and hand pies. I am pretty good at making soups, stews and stoups. I am horrible at cooking other things (unless it comes in a box).
My favorite cozy drink is warm milk with honey. I also enjoy a good cuppa. English Breakfast is my favorite. I collect teaspoons and other tea paraphernalia. Demitasse spoons are my favorite. I also like tea ball/strainer things, tea cups, pots and tea bag holders.
My Happy Mail Could include any of the following (CAPS is WISHLIST items):
A- Apples, Acorns, Amy Pond, Advocating, Acting, Autism, Autumn
B- Blue Birds, BUMBLY BEES, Books (greatest weapon in the world), Barnumâs Animals Crackers by Nibisco
C- CHIHUAHUAS, Cupcakes, Candles, Code Lyoko, Cross Stitch, Crocheting, Cookies, Cookie Cutters, Captain Marvel, Comics (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse)
D- Dinosaurs, Dragons, Disney, Disney Parks (around the world), Doctor Who (Doctor 11 is fave), Dragonflies, Dumbo(animated), DISNEY POSTAGE STAMPS,
E- Embroidery, Enchanted (Disney Movie), Englaphile
F- Foxes, Forget-me-nots, Fab Five, Firefly (TV Series, not the bug), Fairies, Fantastic Beast Movies, Fosterâs Home for Imaginary Friends,
G- Goose (Captain Marvel), GIFT CARDS (Starbucks, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, iTunes and Target), Gail Carriger, Grover
H- Harry Potter Books, Hedgies, hygge, House with the Clocks in the Wall (did you know this is a prequel to Supernatural of sorts), Honey, Helena Bonham Carter, HARRY POTTER POSTAGE STAMPS, His Dark Materials
I- Ice Skating, Ice Cream,
J- Journaling, Jack Skellington, Jungle Book, JK Rowlings, JULIA (she is an autistic muppet) from SESAME STREET POSTAGE STAMPS
K- Knights, Kites (vintage ones), Kindom Keepers (books)
L- Luna Lovegood, Lost Boys, Lace, Lemon Tree, Little Prince Book, Little Prince Movie (Netflix), Little Princess, Lindsey Sterling,
M- Mice, Maleficent, MORI-GIRL, Mushrooms, Mouse Guard (comic), vintage Movie Reels, Magic, Muggles, Meet Joe Black, Mary Poppins, Myazaki Movies
N- NASA, NEVERLAND, Neil Gaiman, Narnia, 9 (movie from 2009), NEWT SCAMANDER
0- Owls, Orange Marmalade, Oscars (Academy Awards)
P- PETER PAN, Planner Stickers, Painting, Pride and Pridjudice, Paddington Bear, PB&J Sandwiches (Best if grilled),
Q- Queen Marie Antoinette, Queen Bees, Quilts (not making them),
R- Ravenclaw, Robots, Racoons, Ravens, Rise of the Guardians, River Song, Rory Williams, Redwall (anthropomorphic woodland animals in medieval times. Yes, please.) Rudy (movie),
S- Swap-bot, Squirrels, Stars, Space, Succulents, Sunflowes, Stickers, Star Wars (especially original trilogy), Steampunk, Supernatural, Switchfoot
T- Teddy Bears, Tardis, Travelerâs Notebooks, Thimbles, Treasure Planet, Tomorrowland, Trees, Trollhunter, Tablet (Scottish Candy), Taurus, TREX POSTAGE STAMPS, TRAIN POSTAGE STAMPS
U- United Kingdom, Umbrellas
V- Victorian, Vanellope, Vintage Nabisco Barnumâs Animals Crackers (ads, tins, stickers)
W- Wolves, Washi Tape, Wild Flowers, WHEAT PENNIES, Wonder Woman, Winter, Wine Gums (From UK) Wizarding World in Universal Studios
X- X-men (specifically Rogue, Xavier and Beast)
Y- Yarn made things, Yuri on Ice,
Z- Zebras (not the print)
Anything musty or smoky smelling - it kills me with allergies.
Crafty bits: Fabric, foam, felt, Scrapbook type things (unless they can be used in my journal), ribbon
Farm Animal items
If you do not receive your swap that I stated I sent out, please let me know. I donât lie about when things are sent. If it got lost I will surely resend it. COMMUNICATION IS KEY! I try really hard to get Oooâs and Ahhâs for my swaps, but sometimes things get shook up, misplaced by the postal system or arenât exactly what you are hoping for. I am very literal (per autism) and sometimes a swap may not be quite right, please let me know, I will gladly rectify the situation. Please note I do have Executive Dysfunction (stated above). If something gets overlooked or forgotten, I will notify you as soon as possible. I try really really hard to make sure this doesnât happen.
Also, if you havenât got your feedback on something you sent. I do leave feedback promptly, so if I havenât left feedback, I have NOT received your item. I am here for fun, enjoyment and a break from my everyday life. Not here for drama. That being said. Please donât mistake this as I am all forgiving. Once a month (itâs in my calendar) I go thru my swaps and check to make sure that I have received everything. If there is no communication. I will rate accordingly. Donât make me work for YOUR ratings, we are all adults here. Letâs have some fun. That being said. I do not leave hearts if I do not feel Ooos or Ahhhs on the package. Extras DO NOT always equal a heart. Swaps should look like effort and care were taken. Thanks in advance.
I donât spend a lot of time online or social media(just for work stuff), even though I am part of swap-bot. I am however on my computer nearly all day. Joys of being a writer. This means I donât see emails straightaway. So if I donât respond promptly, that is why.
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