Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2019 11:53 pm


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Last Online: February 20, 2019
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Thank you @LoveToCraftInAZ Lisa and @widelo123 Shirley @MsKuky Liza for being so kind and supportive. You are truly Christmas angels. :)

Some of you have asked about my name, or at least said that they were wondering. My real name is Nathalie. It is pronounced Nath - a - lee, NOT Nat - a - lee. I was named after my Mother's best friend. Please do not call me Nat, or think of me in those terms. Nath, or Nathi is okay. I hate being called NAT with a passion. A gnat is a little bug that flies in your face and is very annoying.

My nickname is Cynaemon, which is an anagram of all of my names.

For the Imaginative Writing Group and Fantasy PenPal Swap: Hello, my name is Ecthelion, but you can call me Etele. I am an elve and I live in Middle Earth. I was born during the First Age, and died in the Fall of Gondolin. I was remade in the Third Age. You can read a lot about me in canon works, but the history books do not tell all. I have told more of my story in my book, 'Secret Agent Elve'. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Etele, Lord of the Fountain

PINTEREST SWAPPERS - PLEASE NOTE - All of my boards will be Middle Earth related. I really love putting together my boards, and when I signed up for Pinterest it was my intention to make most of my boards Middle Earth/Lord of the Rings/Hobbit related. I don't want anyone to be disappointed in the boards that I do. I really enjoy putting my boards together.It is a great hobby for me and is my escape from my boring and humdrum life.

Absolutely love anything Middle Earth related, especially Silmarillion, and Lord of the Rings. Not so fond of the Hobbit. Please do not send me anything breakable.

Sept 2012 - I absolutely love slash fanfiction. I read everything I can get my hands on, and I write slash when I am not reading it. While this may not be your cup of tea, I love it. I love the freedom it gives me to write about things I would not normally write about. I also write "normal" things, mostly poetry, and, yes, children's stories. You can find that writing at www.writing.com/authors/noelanicat

Update - October 2011 - I just want to thank all of you for your lovely and positive messages. I am doing so much better these days, and am really

Hi, I want to thank this community for the warm welcome and encouragement I have received. I have tried to clear up the many ones I have, but most people from way back then are no longer active on swapbot. There is only one which is, and she refuses to contact me despite that fact that I have sent her the swap, and also PM'd her. I really don't know what else to do.


Recent upgrades from ones

As you can see I have come a long way since I came back. The recent threes are upgrades from some of the ones from the past, and I do not blame those people for giving me threes, as it was over a year before they received their items. Other people were generous to give me 5's. If you have any questiosn about my account, please PM me. Thanks.

Recent upgrades from ones:

crescendo rated for Summer mini journal - 15 pages on Oct 16, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: I very much appreciate you coming back to SB and surprising me with the altered book summer journal. Love how you used the children's book as the foundation. May you have many happy summers to come.

Response: Hi, Crescendo, Thanks so much. It is good to be back. And I am glad you liked the journal. I had very happy memories of you and I so enjoyed making it for you.

Martij rated for I Wish I could on Aug 24, 2011

Rating: 3 Comment: beautiful journal.

Response: Hi, Joyce, Thanks so much for your re-rating. I am glad you liked the journal.

hoosiergirl rated for List Of 100 Things That Happen Around Me on Aug 1, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: Thank you so much for contacting me and making up this swap! What a GREAT list and I love the way you used a scrapbook type format. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into it :0). I an enjoying reading the list. Thanks

Response: Thanks so much. I really enjoyed putting it together for you, and glad you liked the format.

Favorite Music

Handel's Suite in D Minor for piano, especially the third movement - Sarabande.

Favorite singer is Ke'alii Reichel.

Favorite Movies

Don't really have any favorite movies.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother.

Favorite Crafts

I like art journals.

Explanation for some ones

I will be explaining some of the ones that I have received which I think are undeserved, but before I do I would like to say that I have met many wonderful, kind and understanding people on this site, and I value their friendship greatly. I look forward to many more swaps with the wonderful people in this community. And I am most happy to be here. Peace, Nathalie

Looking through my profile at the ones that I have, and it occurs to me that I do not have that many open or unsent swaps, therefore I should not have that many ones. After careful inspection, I find that a lot of the swaps I sent out were never re-rated from a 1 to a 3 or 5. After further investigation, I find that many of these people have not been on Swapbot for many years. It is my understanding that even if you send a swap out late your partner should at least rate you a three, since they have received the swap. Obviously many people do not give people even that little bit of respect. So I am posting all the swaps I have been in and sent out which were not re-rated, as they should have been. Also, it is my understanding that people should at least give you a chance to send out a swap, and a chance to be re-rated. Obviously there are people who who do not feel they need to abide by that rule either. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Certainly you can still choose to not have me participate in your swap. Fine. That is your choice and your loss.

Flaked on

@ElixirTree for Christmas Card Swap x 10 - one Christmas card for 2012

@GeeklyChic for Art Journal For Beginners - due to be sent on 15 Jun 2013, as of August still have received nothing from her. @user3209 for Autumn Splendor ATC's, due Nov 1, 2006 @user3192 for ATC's are Dangerously Addictive!, due 7 November 2006

Non-raters: @user385 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1549 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1760 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4376 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4017 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4109 for Ancient Egypt ATC @goodnessrecycled for 5 X 5 handpainted paper swap @3513 for Green Postcards


Jjean rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Oh, how fun My mom played by ear and read music, she too could play anything..... thank you for sharing such fun photos.... :) :)
Response: Thank you. I would have loved hearing your mom play too.
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: I loved reading both narratives and seeing the photos :) Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome. I am glad you liked the photos.
mermaidery rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome.
brooklynbunch rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 30, 2019
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 25, 2019
NRGordon rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap. As I was reading, I was thinking 'this is interesting' then 'This seems familiar" and I realized we have had a couple swaps. I wish I was a faster reader. It sounds like you read more in a month than I do in a year.
Response: Thanks. Yes, we have done a few swaps together. :)
Whovian487 rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers.😀 “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” are two of my faves as well. Same here, I try to borrow them if I can from the library. One of my favorite apps is Hoopla, it’s a library app. You can borrow audiobooks,ebooks,music,movies and tv shows. It varies on how many you can check out, my limit is 6 per month. But you get to keep them for 3 weeks. I’ve found so many books I want to read.
Response: Thank you for your lovely response .
NRGordon rated for 🌎 SAND & EARTH Swap #2! on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I'm happy you had nice weather to collect your sample. After I signed up tor the swap, I realized that the ground here was frozen solid. I ended up taking a beach sand sample as well.
myancey rated for ESG: December Scattergories on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks.
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: December Scattergories on Jan 3, 2019
Cherylb rated for TGIO NaNo 2018 on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: I didn't finish NaNo this year but have a vision for the story. I'm using the notebook to write the next story in the series.
Response: Cool. I am still working on one of my stories. I know where I want it to go. Just a matter of getting it typed up. Good luck with your series.
bluecrayons rated for 11 e-Swap Q’s to Inspire Us... on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🎅 🎁
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your walking adventures! Keep it up!
PrettyAlice rated for 11 e-Swap Q’s to Inspire Us... on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
user4532 rated for 11 e-Swap Q’s to Inspire Us... on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: OMG! I loved your answers! Your an amazing inspiration. Thank you so very very much for joining my swap. I need a pen-pal, are u available?
Response: You're very welcome. I put a lot of thought into the answers, and this was a really fun swap.
Artistic rated for Quick recipes for NaNo on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I got a kick out of your "recipes." Whatever works! :) I fell a bit short on word count this year, but hope you won NaNo.
Response: Thanks Artistic. I met my goal. :) That is seven years in a row. :)
mouseyashley rated for Election Day - VOTE! on Nov 15, 2018

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turtlelove84 on Dec 14, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly Profile Comment swap

I don't know a lot of about Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth but what I have seen I rather enjoyed. I thought this GIF was rather beautiful, hope you like it and happy swapping.

cindygroet on Dec 13, 2018:

Hi Nathalie,
Here a little message for you. I also enjoy the Harry Potter stories and Lord of the Rings movies. This time of the year they mostly broadcast these on our television. Love it!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, creative and wonderful 2019.


For: ESG: Quick Friendly Profile Comment swap

Margaretploves on Mar 27, 2018:

Hi! I apologize for this swap being a day late, but I hope you are having an amazing day!

I also love big brother, and if you would ever like to discuss what we think of each of the people, feel free to pm me!

profile message #24 (:

cynaemon on Mar 25, 2018:

The human had to work today. She said it was very nice though. She plays the piano. I love to play the piano as well. She hopes you had a nice Sunday. Etele.

Quick and Easy Profile Message #24

Matts on Mar 25, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #24

I hope you have a nice day!! The weather here has been cold at night and warm during the afternoons! I hope your good! I am okay!


angelasunshine3 on Mar 24, 2018:


Quick and Easy Profile message #23

jaimierandolph on Mar 24, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #24

Good Afternoon, There has been a lot going on in my life these past few days and there is some big changes coming so I have been getting ready for them! I hope that you are well and having a blast here on swap bot! Thank you so much for joining in these little swaps! Hugs-

Wildchild on Mar 24, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile #23 IMG

Just a reminder to stop and look and listen to the world around you.

cynaemon on Mar 23, 2018:

Easy Profile Quote #23

The humans kidnapped and drugged me. I awoke to find myself on their private yacht, heading south to an unknown destination.

The human says she is glad the rains are over. He lawn looks beautiful.

cynaemon on Mar 23, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #22

We have invited the humans to our House Party this weekend. We hope to get more information from them. And I have volunteered to go with them. I have many misgivings about this.

The human says she is enjoying the rain. She likes to walk in it.

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