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Autist

Autist
Date Joined: October 11, 2018
Last Online: April 24, 2019
Birthday: May 4
Country: United States

About Me

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 3” X 3” canvases with arcrylic.

I am allergic to walnuts and red 40

Special Interests

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.

TRAVELER’S 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 Traveler’s 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 Disney’s 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.

LIFESTYLE

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. It’s like a cozy cottage in the middle of the forest aesthetic. That’s how I live, even in middle of the city. I love all things fall, and enjoy things that remind me of snow (since it doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 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 cupppa. 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.

I have been told that if chances are that a 12 yo girl would like something, so would I. I have a childlike wonder, and find joy in little things.

FAVORITE ABC’s

My Happy Mail Could include any of the following:

A- Apples, Acorns, Amy Pond, Advocating, Acting, Autism, Autumn, ALAN TUDYK,

B- Blue Birds, BUMBLY BEES, Books (greatest weapon in the world),

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

E- Embroidery, Enchanted (Disney Movie), Englaphile

F- Foxes, Forget-me-nots, Fab Five, Firefly (TV Series, not the bug), Fairies, Feathers, Fantastic Beast Movies, Foster’s 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

I- Ice Skating, Ice Cream,

J- Journaling, Jack Skellington, Jungle Book, JK Rawlings

K- Knights, Kites (vintage ones),

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

P- PETER PAN, Planner Stickers, Pirates, 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, Traveler’s Notebooks, Thimbles, Treasure Planet, Tomorrowland, Trees, Trollhunter, Tablet (Scottish Candy), Taurus

U- United Kingdom, Umbrellas

V- Victorian, Vanellope,

W- Wolves, Washi Tape, Wild Flowers, Wheat Pennies, Wonder Woman, Winter

X- x-men (specifically Rogue, Xavier and Beast)

Y- Yarn made things, Yuri on Ice,

Z- Zebras

Please DO NOT Send

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

Emojis items

Coffee items

Farm Animal items

About SWAPS

If you do not receive your swap that I stated I sent out, please let me know. I don’t lie about when things are sent. If it got lost I will surely resend it. COMMUNICATION IS KEY! I try really hard to get Ooo’s and Ahh’s for my swaps, but sometimes things get shook up, misplaced by the postal system or aren’t 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 doesn’t happen.

Also, if you haven’t got your feedback on something you sent. I do leave feedback promptly, so if I haven’t left feedback, I have NOT received your item. Unlike the norm, if there is communication I will still rate you the same (5) if I receive the items. Even if they are late, even if they are not exactly what the swap required. I am not persnickety about it. I am here for fun, enjoyment and a break from my everyday life. Not here for drama. That being said. Please don’t mistake this as I am all forgiving. Once a month (it’s 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. Don’t make me work for YOUR ratings, we are all adults here. Let’s have some fun.

I don’t 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 don’t see emails straightaway. So if I don’t respond promptly, that is why.

Ratings

jazzyheart rated for TNT: Profile Surprise April on Apr 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I'm going to put the Disney stuff in my Disney memory TN.
lizzmathwhiz rated for The Autistic Spectrum on Apr 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much Evan for all of the goodies. I especially like the orange toed socks and purple dragon.
bjansen rated for Destash with a stamp on Apr 20, 2019
5
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5
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Comment: Thank you. I think this was one of my favorite swaps so far
Rainydancer rated for Destash with a stamp on Apr 18, 2019
5
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Comment: thanks so much especially for the amazing stickers!
MrsAlderman rated for Destash with a stamp on Apr 18, 2019
5
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Comment: thank you so much for the awesome destash!! that elastic is so cool!
craftyone rated for Destash with a stamp on Apr 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
5
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Comment: I'd like to go to all three at some point. Thank you for sharing!
fishsteak rated for OSS: Send 2 #2 on Apr 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for a cute swap! I like llamas.
YooperHill rated for Send Anything #68 on Apr 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
gizmodust rated for Woodland Animal Swap USA #2 on Apr 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute woodland creature things. I love the sticky notes. So cute. Also the bear paper clips and the cut outs. I'm doing some scrapbooking right now and can put them to good use. Thanks again.
Rainydancer rated for TNT: APRIL IS BLUE on Apr 11, 2019
5
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Comment: thanks
crochetjunkie rated for Send Anything #68 on Apr 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great stuff!! How thoughtful of you to fulfill profile surprises!! I love it all!
Ellivlove rated for Dinosaurs!! Rawr!! on Apr 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the dino stickers!
StwbyQT rated for Random Sticker Swap on Apr 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of stickers!
Jaredsgirl1970 rated for Autistics Rock! Notecard on Apr 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Awesome, thank you!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Woodland Animals Swap USA on Apr 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank You everything is so cute 🥰
momto8cats rated for Just Randomness on Apr 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for stickers, postcard, magnet bookmark, and cool washi samples! I love the note paper you wrote the swap details on!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for TNT: Profile Surprise March on Apr 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this little box of goodies! I love what you sent me and it will all go to great use! So many fun things to use!! Thank you, Thank you!!! Gabi
ladeebug rated for PICK LUCKY 7 - APRIL 2019 on Apr 4, 2019
5
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Comment: What a delightful swap, I loved the things you chose, I can't wait till the ground is warm enough to plant the seeds. The paper clips will come in handy and the other things will be put to good use. Very clever. Thanks, Marcia

Rating Overview

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

Sherry71 on Dec 24, 2018:

Merry Christmas!

myancey on Dec 4, 2018:

Thank you for the resend for Disney swap. I love tink too. Thanks. Love your handwriting too!! Thanks so much Evan

aralyn on Oct 15, 2018:

stars

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #4

“Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There's no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” ― Carrie Hope Fletcher

CreativeCitrine on Oct 14, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #4

“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein

I really like this quote, hope you have a nice day!

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