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LaughingVixen

LaughingVixen
Date Joined: July 9, 2018
Last Online: December 4, 2020
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States

Well Hello There!

You can call me Zelda. I'm just a gal from the US who likes swapping and interacting with people from all over. I'm a crafty person who is interested in finding others who just might be interested in what I think sounds fun. Once I get a few of those 5's under my belt I would love to host some unique swaps. Something a little different and fun. I hope you'll join me! And, of course, I'll be keeping an eye out for any fabulous swaps to join up with.

Fun Stuff

Here are a few things that I really enjoy doing.

*I'm a HUGE movie lover! Pretty much anything and everything. My favorite though is Horror. I personally think Horror is a wide genre and includes many styles of film. I love it all but my go-to is a really good Thriller with a nice twist or two. My friends, and I, are working our way through a couple movie watchlists. The newest being a very large Halloween watchlist.

*My favorite TV show is True Blood. Love it! Miss it!

*I love to travel. My favorite is a great road trip. I've done a few fun big trips in the last few years but the best was a month long trip down Route 66. What a crazy and amazing experience! I can't wait to get back out there again once the world is back to somewhat normal.

I've been to Europe, Canada, Mexico and a large portion of the US. Would love to visit Cuba, Egypt and... well everywhere actually.

*I love to try food and drink from different places. Things that I can not get here. It's one of my favorite parts of traveling.

*I really do love to do swaps. I've been active on RedditGifts for 4 years. 65 swaps since I started and I love being a rematcher.

Crafty Things

I love lots of different crafts. A few I've been enjoying lately.

*Paper Crafting

*Sending Snail Mail/Happy Mail

*Scrapbooking/Junk Journaling

*Interactive Journal/Books (Wreck This Journal, Create This Book, Etc.)

*Crochet - I prefer to use acrylic yarn. The fancier yarns are pretty but I prefer plain old acrylic. No wool!!! It makes me itchy. While I tend to use mostly worsted weight 4 I am open to other weights. Sometimes it's nice to have something a little thinner or fun to have something a little chunkier. And, while I love the look of it, no yarns with the tinsel wrapped around the strand. It's so pretty but every time I've tried to use it the tinsel is broken in so many spots.

Yes Please!!!

Some styles/things I enjoy in crafting and life itself.

*Retro/Vintage

*Halloween/Darker Themed

*Art Deco

*Pretty Papers in above styles

*Postcards/Cards in above styles

*Washi Tape

*Pretty, Pretty Pens. So many pretty pens!!! I do love colorful pens of all sorts. Just makes life more fun!

*Favorite color is Chartreuse. Love Chartreuse and Black together. Also Black and White, Black and Pink, Pink and Gray. While those are my favorites all colors are fun. I tend to stay away from pastels unless they are appropriate for something I'm working on.

Thank You but... NO

*No politics

*No religion

*No hate

I'm here to do some swaps and not worry about the horrors surrounding me. If only for a little while.

*No Disney

*No Hello Kitty

*No Anime

*No Kawaii

Nothing cutesy or geared towards kids (unless it's specified somewhere).

*No spiders!!! Seriously. I will haunt you after the heart attack you give me and make your life a nightmare. Ha!

While I LOVE Halloween I do not want anything with realistic looking spiders on it. Not really needing non realistic looking spiders either. Webs are just fine though.

A Movie and Some Snacks Swap

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Movies

I love pretty much all kinds of Christmas themed movies. Classics like It's a Wonderful Life to comedies like A Christmas Story to modern comedies like Elf to romcoms like Love Actually to classic stop-motion/animated specials like The Grinch or Rudolph. I especially enjoy seasonal themed horror films and Christmas is no exception! So anything Christmas and scary is fabulous!!!

  • I can play DVD or Blu Ray. I'm good with either and I do not mind used movies. I love going to the thrift stores to add to my movie collection. Well, once I can go again that is.

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Movies I would prefer not to receive

  • Hallmark Channel style Christmas movies. It's not that I don't watch them sometimes, and once I start I can easily get sucked in (ha!), but I probably wouldn't feel the need to own many of them.

  • No movies that are overly religious in tone. Now, I have nothing against religion in movies (I was raised Catholic and hey, it's Christmas) but I do not want to be preached to during the movie. Does that make sense? And I mean no offense by this it's just my preference. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about this.

  • No Jim Carrey Christmas movies. No Home Alone movies.

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Snacks

I love to try different food and drink from different places. Things that I can not get here. If you can send something unique to your city, state or region that would great!!! But if you can't I completely understand.

I am open to pretty much any kind of yummy goodness but here are some likes and dislikes.

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Things I like

  • I like spicy foods but not light your mouth on fire spicy. I like to still taste the food underneath.

  • I like chips.

  • I like chocolate. Milk chocolate only please but with other things in it, yes please!

  • I'm one of those weird people that really like black licorice!!! I also like red licorice. Twizzlers are not red licorice. They are strawberry. Not the same 8)

  • I like - coconut, caramel, nuts, salty, sweet, sour.

  • I like soda pop.

  • When I drink tea I mostly drink herbal teas. All sorts of flavors. I don't mind caffeinated teas but I do not drink them very often.

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Things I Do Not Like

  • No dark chocolate.

  • Nothing with artificial sweeteners - Aspartame, Saccharine, Sucrose, etc.

  • I do not drink coffee.

  • I don't care much for banana, mango or papaya flavors.

  • I love popcorn but I rarely eat microwave popcorn.

  • I don't really care for hard candies.

  • I find I don't really care for the Japanese style snacks. I've received a lot in different exchanges and, while fun to try, they never end up being something I want to eat.

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I Love This Book Swap

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I am open to anything you would like to send. If you thought it was great and want to pass it on I'm all for it!

I'll admit, I love my storytelling in movie form. I am so lazy when it comes to reading. But I do enjoy it! I really enjoy reading books that movies or TV shows are based on. I enjoy seeing how my favorites started out or seeing how both versions compare.

Just like my movie watching, I do enjoy a good thriller in book form too. Twisty, turny stories are always fun.

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Here's an Amazon list that can help you out...

Books I have read or own

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While I like Thrillers and Horror, I don't really want anything that's too much True Crime styled. Even if it's fiction, no serial killers. It's one thing to be in that for an hour and a half for a movie. It's a whole other thing to be in that, in lots of detail, for days with a book.

I also don't usually do Cozy Mysteries. But if that's what you want to share I'll give it a try. And my mom loves them so I can always pass it on to her if it's not my cup of tea.

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Ratings

alexalgebra rated for [YA] Christmas Ornament on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable snowmen!!!! I love them!! The neon yarn you used for the small one is literally one of my favorite yarns of all time. I have a giant eye-melting doily I made from it :D
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, that yarn is so fun 8)
pammie rated for Let's build a blanket together #5 on Nov 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much ! It is lovely. I love the pink.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it 8)
JazD rated for Used Horror movie DVD Swap on Nov 22, 2020
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Comment: Wow Zelda what an awesome swap. I did see Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It was a bit too cheesy for me but my love it. Didn't see Dark Ride so I will be watching it. So many snacks! I never had any for the candies you sent except for for the Whatchamacallit which I haven't had in years. I got so excited when I saw it. lol I'm gonna share the other candies with my daughter we can't wait to try them. I also look forward to trying the Zapps chips. You definitely went above and beyond. Thanks again for such an amazing swap.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I remember Whatchamacallit being the first new candy bar when I was growing up. They advertised it like crazy! I had one last year for the first time in a long time. Still pretty tasty 8)
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Comment: I love your mandala :P the colors are beautiful!! Thank you so much! <3
Response: Glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: Another beautiful square! Love the colors, great stitching! Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I really liked the sunflower design.
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Comment: I LOVE the square! And thanks for the pc. I have enough squares (3) to start my blanket. And they all coordinate.
Response: Oh good! I'm glad you liked it. Make sure to post pics in the group forum to show your blanket progressing. We'd love to see it 8)
howdyholly rated for [YA] Monthly Mandala #1 on Oct 24, 2020
5
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Comment: I love it! And a square. I am going to steal your idea! Thank you so much.
Response: Yes! Steal away 8) I'm so glad you enjoyed the mandala. It was a lot of fun to make.
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Comment: Ohmygosh!! What a beautiful square, you're right, you can't go wrong with rainbow lol. Thanks so much <3
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was fun to make 8)
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Comment: Thanks so much for your email! It was awesome to read through! I hope October is a great reading month for you too!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute blanket square. I love sunflowers! My husband said that is real cute. LOL!
Response: So glad you like it!
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Comment: Great reads! Thanks so much for sharing:-)
Response: Thank you 8)
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Comment: Hi Zelda, I'm not much into creepy or thrillers but the last book you wrote about (The Aftermath) did sound really interesting to me! I am going to look and see if I can get it with my Kindle Unlimited subscription - hopefully I can 'cuz it sounds good! Thanks so much for sharing. πŸ˜€
Response: Great! I hope you enjoy it 8)
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Comment: Great board - thank you for sharing.
Response: Great! I hope you enjoy it 8)
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Comment: Great Pins!! YUMMO!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them 8)
DanW rated for Simpsons Mania Videos #3 on Sep 29, 2020
5
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Comment: You definitely had some classic clips in here, thanks!
Response: Hope you enjoy it 8)
rev1901 rated for Mega Profile Quote #1 on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the quotes I love them! ❀
Response: Glad you enjoyed them 8)
Neenarneenar rated for Mega Profile Quote #1 on Sep 28, 2020
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Response: Thanks 8)
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Comment: Thanks. They all look yummy!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them 8)
SLDurbin120 rated for Mega Profile Quote #1 on Sep 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome quote and pictures! The quote definitely described me to a T.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: Thanks for all the great suggestions.
Response: Glad you enjoyed them 8)

Rating Overview

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Comments

hamsterfarm on Oct 9, 2020:

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Thanks for joining let's build a blanket together #1!

:)

KreavtiveKristi on Sep 30, 2020:

β€œMega Profile Quote #1 Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

PooKwin73 on Sep 29, 2020:

PooKwin73 on Sep 29, 2020:

Henson created so many wonderful, happy characters :)

PooKwin73 on Sep 29, 2020:

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!!

nancylee on Sep 28, 2020:

Celebrate the creativity of Jim Henson profile

Thanks for joining - bonus image

kayebubbly on Sep 28, 2020:

MEGA PROFILE QUOTE #1

You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending. β€” C.S. Lewis

DanW on Sep 28, 2020:

Mega Profile Quote #1

β€œWe don't know how much time we got left, it doesn't seem worth it to spend it with someone you don't love.”

Sookie, True Blood

Moniquex on Sep 28, 2020:

Mega Profile Quote #1

Hi Zelda β™₯ I wonder if you'd be interested in Cosmic Horror such as Lovecraft. I'm a big fan of this genre (In the Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite) and this is some interesting quote from Lovecraft:

"Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous." - H.P. Lovecraft

Hope you find many more movies for your watchlist and hope you enjoy them all β™₯

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lovelettererin on Sep 28, 2020:

Mega Profile Quote #1

"She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring." β€”Zelda Fitzgerald

May you never be bored! Have an exciting week! :)

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