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wandofhawthorn

wandofhawthorn
Date Joined: August 22, 2012
Last Online: September 27, 2017
Birthday: June 6
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Elizabeth. I'm 28 years old, married, mother of one, and living in Cincinnati, OH.

When I'm not working, I'm either knee-deep in fandoms or dressed in a dirndl. My interests are many and varied, but it's safe to say there is a level of geekery involved in everything I do.

I'm a member of a German cultural society, so most of my weekends involve schnitzel, accordians, and beer. More often then not, I'm dressed in traditional German garb (I own more dirndls than jeans).

I have a serious sweet tooth, and chocolate is always better than something without chocolate. I love old family recipes (anything I send in return will probably be 'from the old country'). I don't have any allergies (thank goodness), but I'm not overly fond of peppers and onions.

Local traditions and customs fascinate me. Whenever I travel, I try to pick up a local trinket (In Venice, it was glass. In Florence, it was leather. In Krakow, it was amber. You get the picture.).

If you read on, you'll realize that fandom is the biggest part of my life. If you visit my tumblr, you'll understand that it's (more than) slightly unhealthy. When in doubt, send me fandom related things. Even the tea I drink is based on fandom. I've identified as a Ravenclaw since I was 12 (which is longer than I've identified as anything else).

Favorite Music

I listen to EVERYTHING (folk to pop to polka to punk). I love making mixed CD track listings, expecially when given a theme to stick to.

Favorites include: Frank Turner, Paloma Faith, Ben Marwood, The Tallest Man on Earth, Ed Sheeran, the Noisettes, Silversun Pickups, Katzenjammer, Cosmo Jarvis, Larry and His Flask, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Marina and the Diamonds, Halsey

I'm always looking for new music. If you do nothing else but send me your favorite song lyrics, I'll be happy.

Favorite Books

I read a little bit of everything, but I always wander the fantasy/sci-fi section of the bookstore first. I'm trying to go back and read all the things I was supposed to read in school (but never did, because let's be honest -- it's no fun if someone makes you read it).

Favorites include: Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, the Abhorsen Trilogy, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, anything by Neil Gaiman

I read more fanfics than actual books these days, simply because it's easier to read on a computer screen at work.

Favorite Movies

My DVD collection spans a full wall in my living room, so there's no point trying to list out all my favorite movies here. I love period films, fantasy, sci-fi, Disney, and comic book movies. If I own one movie in a series, I have to own all of them (HP, LotR, PotC, Narnia).

I suppose my top three movies are Pacific Rim, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Kingsman, but if you ask me, I'll probably tell you something completely different.

Favorite Television

Favorites include: Agent Carter, Daredevil, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Sleepy Hollow, Downton Abbey, Firefly, So You Think You Can Dance, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World.

My netflix account gets a lot of use.

Favorite Crafts

If you consider writing to be a craft, then consider me crafty. I like writing original fiction and fanfics, any length. Generally, if I send a letter to one of my penpals, I include a drabble or a ficlet of something I think they'll enjoy. A lot of what I write is based on songs, and I love challenges.

Every November I take part in NaNoWriMo (50,000 words in 30 days), so if I go missing for a month, that's why. I usually write science fiction or fantasy, but I've been known to throw in Harry Potter fanfiction when I'm down on my word count.

Wishlist!

Colors: Purple and Green

Candy: Chocolate, strawberry, or lemon.

Recipes: Cookies! I don't cook much, but I bake like a crazy woman.

Tea: You cannot send me a tea that I won't like.

Postcards: old photographs, paintings, vintage pinups

Crafting mediums: ribbon, pretty cardstock, vintage stamps, fun pens, lace

Jewelry: novelty necklaces, friendship bracelets, edelweisses, silver or gold

I COLLECT: buttons, pins, fun tights, Harry Potter memorabilia, edelweiss charms, photographs of interesting looking people, TARDISes, tea, anatomical hearts, foxes, owls, and compact mirrors.

PLEASE DON'T SEND: Twilight/50 Shades, spiders, religious paraphernalia, hate propaganda

Ratings

ccap rated for wandofhawthorn and ccap on Apr 26, 2013
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Comment: Got the cd and am giddy to listen to it. And, I just watched the previews to the movies you've suggested and I am certainly intrigued. I will be checking them out. Thanks!
starrycat rated for My Writing Playlist on Apr 5, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and recommendations! I noticed that your song list and Raven's had some of the same bands on them...ha ha...not the songs, but I thought that was pretty interesting! Apparently those bands are inspiring! Thanks again!
rsilvers rated for My Writing Playlist on Apr 3, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the recommendations!
Artistic rated for Found Inspiration #6 on Mar 16, 2013
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Comment: Ick! But a good prompt. The heart is for creativity! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the story! It's an interesting take!
Zaqurus rated for Crafty Quotation on Mar 10, 2013
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Comment: thanks for the 3 bookmarks! love them!
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Comment: Fantastic piece; thank you for sharing! You have a really clean & clear way of writing, with just enough details to paint a bright picture of what's happening. I'm completely intrigued. I would love to read more about Cecile in the future. :)
rsilvers rated for Found Inspiration #6 on Feb 22, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the really cool mousetrap! Btw, I think you may have sent the wrong letter cos mine is addressed to Felicia, but no worries about it ;)
Response: Crap, I was afraid of that. You get the idea! Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Hey thank you for the artwork and details! And also thanks for offering to send me the links to the songs. If I cannot find any I will let you know :) ~*
Twitch83 rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 16, 2013
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Vanillacreamteas rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 12, 2013
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Comment: great swap! its always nice to see pictures of people on here, nice to put a face to a name hehe xx
abbyaguas rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 10, 2013
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Comment: Hello Elizabeth, your story about the HP book is interesting. You must have been soooo excited and happy. :) Thank you for sharing!
skytyler rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 9, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the share!!
nightrainboww rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 9, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for sharing and for the detailed picture descriptions, too! :)
mshackle rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 8, 2013
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druideye rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 8, 2013
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Comment: Cute photos!
streetjewel rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 8, 2013
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rainamr127 rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 8, 2013
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Comment: I really liked your pictures... I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and still read the books all the time. I couldn't tell you how many time I have read them now :)
KGallifrey rated for WHAT do YOU look LIKE???? on Feb 8, 2013
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bobilani rated for My Big Goal for 2013 on Feb 5, 2013
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Comment: You had me at spaceships and hovercraft chase! LOL! That is awesome!! I wish you all the best with finishing it - and please let me know when you do as I'd love to buy a copy! :) Also - wanted to wish you and your dance group an awesome tour of Germany! I used to teach/choreograph dance and want to get back to it one day - I miss it! Thanks so much for sharing your goal with me! :)

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Comments

Robin01 on Jun 4, 2013:

i see your in cincinnati.. i live there to - i live in reading.

Barsook on Feb 10, 2013:

(It seems that everyone that I talk to is somehow related to West Chester)

Barsook on Feb 10, 2013:

Woah, another Cincinnatian. Small world, eh?

sedavison on Jan 20, 2013:

Oh my God I just stumbled upon your profile and realised I follow you on Tumblr. Small world!

LovelyLici on Nov 28, 2012:

I JUST realized we were partnered up for the music swap. How hilarious. LOL.

LovelyLici on Nov 28, 2012:

Heeeyyy! :D I just joined this month. I heard about it on the forum, probably in the package swap thread. Small world, er, internet. Haha. Glad you found me on here. We can swap ALL THE THINGS now. Eeeee! :D

stlouisphile on Oct 18, 2012:

tardis Welcome to Doctor Who Fans - Introduce yourself under the TARDIS check in on our forums! Allons-y!

NaughtyElf on Oct 12, 2012:

Nice profile, from one geek to another, welcome to swap-bot!

stlouisphile on Sep 29, 2012:

I would love to have you join DWF once you have more Type 3 swaps under your belt. Looking forward to tonight's Season Finale of Doctor Who. Allons-y!

willowsmarika on Sep 7, 2012:

the tea thing sounds really interesting. i like the actress who plays oswin, she's cute & i kinda liked oswin too, but i have problems with the moff & his writing. i'm really interested to see how he will explain the clara/oswin thing. i love firefly too and everything joss whedon, he's a god.

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