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Date Joined: August 30, 2014
Last Online: July 12, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

I am an educator, bookworm, cinephile, video game afficionado, and all-around geek!

I am an eternal idealist and perpetual goofball. I am truly a big kid at heart and cannot imagine shirking my sense of childlike wonder. I just have too much fun!

I just received my first full-time teaching position with a private Christian school near home! I am the middle school English teacher, and I couldn't be more excited at the prospect (and maybe a tad bit nervous, too)!

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Favorite Music

I have very eclectic music taste, from Finnish power metal to bluegrass. Some of my favorite musicians include:

The Beach Boys, The Decemberists, Eluveitie, Eric Clapton, Lamb of God, The Polyphonic Spree, Powerglove, Rend Collective, Sonata Arctica, & Weird Al.

I've seen Weird Al in concert about half a dozen times, and I really hope Powerglove comes around soon!

Favorite Books

I love classics, dystopian, fantasy, historical fiction, and kids' lit! Some of my favorite novels are:

1984, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Harry Potter, Holes, Howl's Moving Castle, Jude the Obscure, The Lord of the Rings, Pope Joan, Pride and Prejudice, The Road, Stargirl, & The Woman in White.

I am a total ringer. It would be pretty awesome to read the Histories of Middle Earth with a book group, and I've actually presented analyses of Tolkien's texts in conferences before. His work is SO rich! I couldn't love it more!

Favorite Movies

I love Pixar, Richard Linklater, foreign films, Jimmy Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, anime, and documentaries, as well as:

Before Sunrise, The Boxtrolls, The Emperor's New Groove, It's a Wonderful Life, Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Miracle on 34th Street, Monsters Inc., Pride & Prejudice, & Toy Story.

When I was in high school, I wanted to be a film critic, and so I still really love watching, talking about, and analyzing movies! I post movie ratings on https://abornandbredmediac.wordpress.com!

Favorite Television


Black Butler, Daria, David the Gnome, Dragon Ball Z, Downton Abbey, Lost, Pokemon, Sherlock, & Steins;Gate!

I am a proud member of the CumberCollective!

I collect DBZ and Pokemon ATCs, obviously. :D Help me build my collections! :)

Gohan is my HERO. He's my #1 favorite character, and I SHIP Gohan and Videl for DAYS! But seriously, Gohan is the best! I am getting a little misty-eyed just thinking about it right now!

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I also love Chi Chi, Future Trunks, Goten, Krillin, Piccolo, Vegeta, and so many other characters! DBZ is a good favorite show to have!

Favorite Video Games

I am Nintendo fiend! I love POKEMON, first and foremost, as well as my ever-coveted Super Nintendo! I also love Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, & Zombies Ate My Neighbors!

We collect systems, so we own a Retron (Genesis, NES, SNES), Xbox 360, Xbox 1, PS3, PS4, Gamecube, Wii, PSP, and 3DS. We just love games ! End of story.

My husband has Sonic, Shadow, and Pyramid Head tattoos. I am looking into getting my first, and I want Dragon Ball Z!

We're also a little Organization XIII obsessed! Roxas and Axel!?!?!? Drool

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Favorite Crafts

In my grad program, we did a lot of journaling, and I have been making ATCs for about a year now! I have a collection of over 500 already!

I like drawing and sketching, as well as working with acrylics and spray paint. I like to make pop culture art, I LOVE mashups, and I want to zentangle everything!

I starting doing ATCs with my sixth graders and middle schoolers, as well, which is so much fun!

I also love creative writing, baking, and cake decorating! I enjoy making themed cupcakes for books/movies/TV shows/games when it's not so hot outside!

Favorite Mail Items

I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky swapper and enjoy almost anything I receive! Here are a few notes, though! :)

I've just started doing decoden, so I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to receive any little cabochons or other supplies I could incorporate into my crafting!

I'm not really a tea person, but my husband is, so any tea bags I receive will be happily enjoyed by him! ;) I do love coffee, though!

My sister loves to sew, so any geeky fabric scraps are wholly welcome! :)

Being a total geek, game and anime-related items are always appreciated! I am also a teacher, so items that could be used in my classroom (I teach middle school) are great, too!

Other Information

  • Collections - Aside from ATCs, I collect: Dragon Ball Z memorabilia, Garbage Pail Kids Cards, Little Apple Dolls, Living Dead Dolls, Lord of the Rings memorabilia, and Vinylmation. :)

  • Places I Want to Visit - I've never been out of the U.S., but there are so many please we'd like to go! The places I'd most like to traverse to are: England, Finland, Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand!


KacyBee rated for Final Fantasy 6 ATC Swap on Oct 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Terra ATC! The last Final Fantasy ATC swap I participated in, I actually made a Terra ATC for my partner. So it was fun to get on from another person. ^_^
Response: Yay, I'm so glad! I love Terra so much! I actually play her theme in my classroom on a regular basis! ;)
Comment: Why hello! Your ATC arrived today, and I have to say, I love it to bits! It put a big grin on my face so here's a heart for you. Thanks so much, have a nice day!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad! <3
Erdbeersternchen rated for Steins;Gate ATC Swap on Aug 27, 2015
Comment: Thanks a lot for the awesome ATC! :D Its so cute and I really like the quote!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it! :) Mayuri is one of my favorites! <3
Comment: I love all the ATCs. It was a very well put together PL for your first one <3 :)
Blanche rated for Hufflepuffsith & Blanche on Aug 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs and stickers! I love them all. Ed and Beerus cracked me up, and Carbuncle is sooo cute! It was fun swapping with you. :)
Response: Hehehe! Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! It was so fun to swap with someone with such similar interests as my own! It made it very fun to decide what to make for you! <3
KateKintail rated for Bates Motel in a Mini Bag on Aug 7, 2015
Comment: Awesome! I'm not sure what to do with the jar yet, but I love it. I wore a bow in my hair last weekend and kind of enjoyed that, so I'm definitely going to make bows my thing; this one is especially gorgeous. Not sure what I'll do with the jar yet, but that's such a neat idea. And I love the ATCs; thank you for making them! Lots of clever ideas (the BTS photo came off the beautiful backing/frame so I'll have to reapply, but definitely a cool idea). Thanks for everything, especially the box! I organize my crafts in those boxes and this one is GORGEOUS and BRITISH! Squee!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I had started doing decoden and thought it would be fun to include the jar! :) I should have put cotton balls in it for all the wounds that befall Norman! :P
Turtlelady rated for Huge ATC Swap #21 on Jul 18, 2015
Comment: TY for the 10 cards. I love your game thing :)
Kiin rated for Private Swap - Hufflepuffsith & Kiin on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: I freakin love Garnet! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you! <3 :) I'm so glad! I was a bit experimental with it, so I hoped you'd like it!
Misskrueger1428 rated for BBC Sherlock in a Bag on Jul 3, 2015
Comment: Love EVERYTHING about this! You even took the time and decorated the ziplock bag!! Thank you so much! You are amazing❤️
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! :) That really means so much to me! <3
Comment: Too Cute! Thank you! I love the Khalessi ATC and Artemis is absolutely adorable <3
urocyonfox rated for HD/HP: Pokemon Wish ATC x3 #02 on Mar 28, 2015
Comment: The cute babies!! :3 I loovve they they all go together like a set thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the Moxxi ATC ^.^ She goes well with my collection!
namelessgirl rated for Comic Book Villain ATC swap on Mar 24, 2015
Comment: Great card, thank you!
Comment: I love him!!!! I don't have one of him yet!! Thank you!!
Comment: Love them!!!!! They are adorable!! Thank you so much for trading!!! I'll post pics on Instagram later
Comment: Thank you, Ashly!! I love the card :D
Response: Yay! I'm so glad to hear it! :)
Caraty rated for Your Favorite Fandoms in a Bag on Jan 7, 2015
Comment: Coolest bag of fandom EVER! Thank you for creating such an amazing bag of things I love :D I just got home yesterday and opened your box just now. It's so perfect. The tiny Tardis is adorable :) and the Pokemon novel I have yet to finish but read a bit and SO fun. I love it all. Thanks again! <3
Response: Oh my goodness! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was my very first Fandom in a Bag swap, so I was hoping I could construct a bag that was up to par with all the awesomeness I had seen from the group! <3
Scrybe rated for Stream of Consciousness Letter #2 on Jan 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you :-)
Response: You're very welcome!
Wooper rated for Pokemon ATC Swap- Ice type! on Dec 30, 2014
Comment: Oh my! I absolutely love this ATC <3 It's so well drawn and... awww, so cute :3 Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you! I hoped you would like it! Rotom is one of my absolute favorite Pokemon! <3
Comment: Thank you darling :)
Response: Of course! I hope he loves it! :D

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KacyBee on Aug 16, 2015:

Long lost twin? Lol! It's so crazy it just might be true! xD I'm always so glad to find people with the same interests as me. ^_^

KateKintail on Jul 3, 2015:

Bates Motel

Bates Motel in a mini bag profile check!

KateKintail on Jun 3, 2015:


BBC Sherlock in a Bag profile check. The swap is afoot!

libertylithium on Jan 13, 2015:

Blessed to have you as a friend :) happy 2015

itsauspiciousapple on Dec 20, 2014:

Glittery brussel sprouts? Oh, no, I'm completely fine with those, tooootally! <3 Yeah, no wonder we get along so well. You're fantastic! Also, I just learned that you also like The Decemberists and I did not think you could get even more awesome ahhhh

eviltigger on Nov 23, 2014:

\hey~ love your tease in music to and yes you can join my swap!

rocknroll on Nov 2, 2014:

Thanks for the comment on my profile page. I'm super exited about the metal ACT swap as well :-D

milamilamura on Oct 8, 2014:

Hi dear! Thank you for your kind words on my profile. I'm definitely thinking about hosting again this swap, so would love to have you in it next time! :)


Candyn29 on Sep 30, 2014:


piikkilanka on Sep 28, 2014:

Awesome! :D you are the first person I see here who loves the same music!

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