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Autist

Autist
Date Joined: October 11, 2018
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: May 4
Country: United States
My Instagram (May Contain Spoilers)
Amazon Wishlist
Etsy Wishlists - 5 below
Jasper's (My AG Doll) Instagram
American Girl Wishlist

Last Updated 1 MAY 2021

Welcome to my profile! My name is Evan. I have arranged my profile in bullet points, so it is easy to navigate and read.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆโ™‰๏ธ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฏ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ˜ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿคฌ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿงถ๐ŸฆŠโ˜•๏ธโ›ธ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

ME IN A NUTSHELL:

๐Ÿง  I am autistic

๐Ÿ›ก My word of the year is Magic

๐Ÿง Motto of the year is "Make it Happen"

๐Ÿพ I have a chihuahua

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ I am married

๐ŸŽฌ I live in Hollywood

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ I am an asexual demi-girl

โ™‰๏ธ I am Taurus

๐Ÿ’ฃ I am Chaotic/Neutral

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฏ I am legally blind (I can see about 10 feet) it's like living in a bubble

๐ŸŽญ I am an actor and currently ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป writing my first book

๐Ÿ›ธ My husband wrote a TTRPG game. Itโ€™s called Jump Rangers and itโ€™s about Kid Space Commandos fighting alien dinosaurs and robots, click the link and check it out!


Favorites

โค๏ธ Color: Pink and Tiffany Blue (My wardrobe is black, white and pink)

๐Ÿงก Number: 13

๐Ÿ’› Flower: Fireweed and Forget-me-nots

๐Ÿ’š Animals: Swans ๐Ÿฆข(especially signets/babies) Seals, Chickadees & Fox ๐ŸฆŠ

๐Ÿ’™ Place: Disneyland

๐Ÿ’œ Candy: Marshmallow

โค๏ธ Cookie: Stauffer's Animal Cookies

๐Ÿงก Cupcake: All the cupcakes! ๐Ÿง

๐Ÿ’› Dessert: Cupcakes

๐Ÿ’š Ice Cream: Vanilla

๐Ÿ’™ Fruit: Strawberries ๐Ÿ“

๐Ÿ’œ Pizza: Cheese

โค๏ธ Sandwich: Butter and Jam

๐Ÿงก Cereal: Cheerios

๐Ÿ’› Cold Drink: Green River Soda

๐Ÿ’š Coffee: Starbucks ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ’™ Tea: Nutcracker Sweet and Sleepytime by Celestial Seasons

๐Ÿ’œ Video Game: Never Alone (slightly obsessed atm)

โค๏ธ Book: Peter Pan

๐Ÿงก Comic: Mouse Guard & Babymouse

๐Ÿ’› Authors: Brian Jacques

๐Ÿ’š Artist: Lucy Flemming

๐Ÿ’™ Song: Moonlight Sonata

๐Ÿ’œ TV Show: Doctor Who

โค๏ธ Cartoon: Sofia the First, Invader Zim, Gravity Falls and Code Lyoko

๐Ÿงก Top 10 favorite movies: Peter Pan(2003), Rise of the Guardians, Brave, Tomorrowland, Pacific Rim, Onward, **Legally Blonde*, Eddie the Eagle, Aquaman, Raya

๐Ÿ’› Super Hero: Captain Marvel

๐Ÿ’š Season: Fall ๐Ÿ‚

๐Ÿ’™ Sport: Figure Skating โ›ธ

๐Ÿ’œ Holiday: Russian Orthodox Christmas (Jan 7th)


๐Ÿ˜ Just kidding I love NAPS!!


Ice Dance

Ice skating has been a huge part of my life since I was little and lived in Alaska. In my teens I actually trained to be a competitive singles skater. After some time away, I have decided to dedicate 2021 to fully focusing on training, to get ready to compete again in 2022/23 season, but this time in Ice Dance. Itโ€™s a lofty goal, and I am excited to pursue it. Encouragement is always welcome!

I would ๐Ÿ’•love encouraging letters, swaps and gifts based on ice skates, ice dance and figure skating.

Things like:

โ›ธ Ice Skating ephemera, stickers or washi

โ›ธ Ice skating postcards or notecards with a letter or new for me to write on

โ›ธ Anything vintage figure skating or Sonja Henie

โ›ธ Any cartoon characters or animals on skates

โ›ธ Anything from or inspired by figure skating on my etsy wishlist

โ›ธ Old skating pictures from books and magazines

โ›ธ Ice skate ornaments (I have them out all year)

โ›ธ Starbucks gift cards (Training is SO EARLY!!)

โ›ธ ANYTHING with Ice Skates on it


Collections

โšœ๏ธ ALL THE PETER PAN

โšœ๏ธ Glassybaby Votive holders

โšœ๏ธ Keys - modern and skeleton (you can send me any keys from your junk drawer that you don't know what they belong too)

โšœ๏ธ Tea Strainers (I love beaded/handmade ones and the silicon kind that come in fun shapes and colors)

โšœ๏ธ Button Bouquet Stems like these


My HAPPY list

๐Ÿ™‚ Peter Pan - Always Peter Pan

๐Ÿ™‚ Anything from my favorites list

๐Ÿ™‚ Ireland: Flags, food, clovers(three leaf), harps, Guiness, etc

๐Ÿ™‚ Anything with my name EVAN on it

๐Ÿ™‚ Anthropomorphic Mice and Woodland Creatures

๐Ÿ™‚ Figure Skates โ›ธ and Ice Skating

๐Ÿ™‚ My Travelers Notebook Journal - it is standard size, handmade leather and looks like River Songโ€™s journal from Doctor Who. This thing is my life and my brain!!

๐Ÿ™‚ My husband said I have a Drinking Vessel Problem - I just can't say no to fun mugs, tea cups and travel mugs. I also have a plethora of Disney drinking vessels. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ™‚ My American Girl Dolls - Jasper, who looks like me and Nuna whom I customized to be an Alutiiq girl

๐Ÿ™‚ 1920s New York City and advertising

๐Ÿ™‚ Tea paraphernalia (strainers, tea-for-ones, cups, saucers, pots, bag holders...etc) and loose leaf teas

๐Ÿ™‚ Candy - I like fruity things & suckers. I really like trying candies from all over the world.

๐Ÿ™‚ Gudetama ๐Ÿฅš

๐Ÿ™‚ Starbucks

๐Ÿ™‚ Star โญ๏ธ shaped items

๐Ÿ™‚ Pink things

๐Ÿ™‚ Cute and vintage-y robots

๐Ÿ™‚ Disney - Mickey Mouse, Pluto (he proposed to my dog when we were at Disneyland, I will never forget that moment), Hei hei, Rex, Merida, Snow White, Peter Pan (any character from that movie), Tigerlily, Bruni, Figment, Duffy Bear and Friends.

๐Ÿ™‚ Daiso stationery items, especially the Disney stuff! (really ANYTHING from Daiso...love this store!!)


Things I am wishing for

โœจ Peter Pan

โœจ Starbucks, Target, Daiso gift cards

โœจ Irish pride things - Flags, clovers, Celtic knot work, proverbs...etc. Currently trying to get my ancestry citizenship!

โœจ Ice Skating ephemera, stickers, washi - anything really

โœจ Anything from or inspired by my Amazon or Etsy Wishlist above (if you own something and want to pass it on or if you can make or find it cheaper - please do)

โœจ Journal stickers - The task specific kind (garbage, cleaning, pet care, appts, bills, etc)

โœจ Items for Luna my Chihuahua (she just had a birthday)- no rawhide please. She is almost 7 lbs, and wears a size small. She likes soft toys and things with hangy bits (ears, strings etc) over rubber toys

โœจ I really love themed mail! Where the envelope and contents are all tied together. Pocket letters, flip books, mail art (especially mail art) or an envie filled with all one theme. They are my favorite happy mail to get! (If you need theme ideas ANYTHING from my profile or send me one of your favorite themes!!)


โœจ American Girl Wishes (they do not need to be AG label)

  • Stickers or stamps from other countries for her passport (under 1" or it won't fit)
  • Stationery supplies that are doll sized and/or letters on doll size stationery to Jasper especially postcards
  • Mini stickers, washi and ephemera for her journal (she has a travelers notebook the pages are 1.75X.5")
  • Sunglasses
  • Visual Impairment Cane
  • Skating outfits
  • A regency dress
  • Hand made, crochet, knit items
  • Sleeping bag
  • Matching hats, bracelets, accessories for them and I
  • Any fun doll sized items 1:3 scale
  • Anything with her name on it JASPER

PLEASE DO NOT SEND

๐Ÿšซ I live a pretty minimalist lifestyle and lately I have been getting envies full of things that I have no use for. So, if you are putting toss-ins please be sure they are something from my lists above. If not, please do not send them, they are wasted on me. I do appreciate the effort, I just donโ€™t keep things in my house that arenโ€™t useful, and I usually end up sending them out on in RAKs and such. Lately though it has been costing me a lot of money to do that. I would really rather not get them. If you arenโ€™t sure, please ask. I would rather have a ruined surprise than get stuff that is not useful for me. (NOTE: This does not apply to swaps where random things are part of the swap) RAK If you are reading this and would like an envie of destash items (mostly swapbot type stuff - stationery, stickers, ephemera, etc) please message me. It is randomly filled. This offer will stay here as long as I have stuff to send off.

๐ŸšซALLERGIES: Walnuts (other nuts are okay)

๐ŸšซAnything musty, strong perfume/incense or smoky smelling - it kills my senses and overwhelms me and goes in the garbage.

๐ŸšซAUTISM SPEAKS anything - puzzle pieces, blue pieces especially. This organization is not supportive of actually autistic people. I donโ€™t agree with their philosophy, nor do they speak for me. (Advocating moment)

๐Ÿšซ Propaganda of any kind

Autism Awareness

I am AUTISTIC. I get a lot of questions about being autistic. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of my world with you. (Everything I am sharing is my experience with autism, and may not be like other autistics you know. I am aware of this.)

Executive Function Disorder This is something that makes it hard to get from Point A to Point B in a task. Swap bot has actually been helpful in teaching me skills to remember things in everyday life. There are steps to everything!! For example, you probably don't think much when you take a shower, but I have to have a literal list to check off so I don't get out of the shower without remembering all the things I was supposed to do. It's not just about being distracted, it's a lot like walking down a trail, and getting so wrapped up in following a rabbit - you forget about the trail. This is my life EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Special Interests Special interest are something autistic people have/do to help them focus their lives. This is not to be confused with hobbies. The difference between hobbies and special interest is when life gets too hectic/stressful I can stop a hobby. Swap bot is a hobby. Special interests on the other hand help me cope with the changes, hectic-ness and stresses of life. Stopping a special interest can/will lead to a meltdown. Usually when I am focused on a special interest I am happy and content. My special interests are...

  • Peter Pan - The book, the play, movies...you name it, I love it.
  • Acting/Making Movies - I love the whole process, and all the moving parts. Everything from writing to the screen.
  • Disneyland - Specifically the history of the park. I do like other aspects of Disney, but Disneyland history is my jam.
  • Jasper (my American Girl Doll) - I love being creative with her. She has an Instagram (link above)
  • Ice Skating - I may or may not be good enough to skate in the Olympics, but I absolutely love skating. So much so that got a degree in Dance (it was the closest thing I could get to skating at the time)
  • Ireland - This is a fairly new one, but I have always been drawn the culture, the food, the history...now it's a special interest. I plan on moving there someday.

Stimming Stimming or self-stimulation is a form of repetitive movement used to help in coping with emotion and/or outward stimulations. Examples would be rocking, bouncing your leg, chewing on things, spinning...the list goes on and on. Most of the time I use it to help me concentrate on the task at hand. I also have echolalia responses, meaning I repeat a word, noise or phrase while I process something. I flap my hands or sway back and forth when I am excited or happy. I like to have small stuffed animals to pet and smoosh when I am stressed. A stim I love doing is Crocheting. The repetitive motion and the feel of the yarn are perfectly calming. These are all just examples of stimming I do.

Routine 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 routine can be built and nurtured. I am not unyeilding to change, but it does take some adjustment time.

Function labels For people who value the respect and safety of autistics, here is something to avoid. It is seen as highly ableist. I am sure you have heard the labels "high/low" functioning, or mild/severe autism. These labels DO NOT describe the autistic person. They are used to describe the inconvenience of the autistic person on those around them. I am autistic. I have learned to cope with things that were tough as a child, but I did NOT outgrow my autism. I can participate in swap bot and work on a movie set, but not without tools to make it accessible for myself. I have a genius level IQ, but can't remember the steps to taking a shower. On that note, not all autistics are savants or love math - nor are they completely helpless.

Communication Every autistic has their own way of communicating. For example most of the time I prefer communicating via text or AAC, but I can talk verbally and usually will with people I know well. I will talk verbally if needed. It's just not my most effective form of communication. To respond to the question of now a non-verbal person can act in film, acting out a script is different, it uses a different part of my brain as well as literally scripting out what I say and when. That takes a lot of pressure off, that's for sure.

I try really hard to fulfill swaps properly and as personally as I can, but sometimes things get lost in translation. Sometimes, being autistic, I take things a bit too literal. Though I am not afraid to ask my husband for help defining "between the lines" things.

Ask Evan If you have any questions about autism, please ask. Just be aware that any answers are based on my experience, and may not be shared by the whole autistic community.

Ratings

KRPW1181 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank-you! Absolutely loved ๐Ÿ’•
Lisapotterylady rated for ITW: Bear Swap on May 14, 2021
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Comment: I love all the bear items, especially the address labels! Thank you for making those, I needed some good labels
EchoLima rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! It is really fun to get someone who likes similar things to you and let me just say, you nailed it! I loved all the stickers so much and the gold foil paper was beautiful. I even liked the notecard you used for your message, lol! Thank you again for everything!
user2148 rated for I&B: Handmade Postcard on May 12, 2021
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Comment: Love the Amelie postcard!! Instantly recognizable ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
user2148 rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 1 Redo on May 12, 2021
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Comment: Love the drawing!! ๐Ÿ’— no idea why the post office had such a hard time ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Your handwriting is gorgeous!
GrumpyGrandma rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you-for the personalized post cards !
kssunlover1947 rated for YA: Kitchen Goodie on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the towel and dishcloths. They will get used.
supersquirrel rated for ABCs: Steampunk Gears on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Your pretty starter set looks so good as is!! I'm up for the challenge ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ
brooklynbunch rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice swap. I like the "B" card and the Hawaii card is gorgeous. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Burger1girl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Gosh!! I love the personal postcards! That is neat! I appreciate you being so kind! Happy swapping!!
Sequoia183 rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - I on May 5, 2021
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Comment: What a wonderful surprise! Thank you, looking forward to watching the movie!
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Comment: Hi Evan, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I like the variety of H items you sent me for this swap. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010
youngsenior rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the post cards . They are differentand book marks always come in handy.
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Evan Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
Cellolady rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: I LOVED every bit of your swap! The address labels and stickers are sooo cute! Where did you find blank postcards? I need to get me some of those! Did you buy them, or print them yourself? THANK YOU!!
Response: I am very glad you liked it all!! I got the blank cards on Amazon for $7
dcp0112 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe cards and "D" cards, love it
MargieP rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Love all the sunflowers!!!
ThrivingWell rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you SO much, for the delightful items you chose for me! I love everything! The initial postcards are extra fun! The sleeping black cat under the Z, is especially fitting, since we are guardians of some Bombay cats! ๐Ÿ˜Š Think I'll frame that one & the green V, with black background. They look good together. I love the tea themed note card with your nice message and the sweet sakura stickers, too! Love how you wrote my name on the envelope, as well! Pretty handwriting! ๐Ÿค— ~ Z
kizzlets rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ENVELOPE FULL OF STICKERRSS!!
middleearthtraveller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards! <3 k

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Comments

Highlander18 on May 12, 2021:

Thank you @autist for the really cute glittery whales! from WW

CajunLady on May 11, 2021:

Thank you for the Halloween stickers for my WW May list!!

Sequoia183 on May 9, 2021:

Evan...thank you so much for the mushroom fun! I love them all.

susieq11 on May 8, 2021:

Thank you SO much for the incredible wishes for WW May!!! You are so very kind and you totally spoiled me! I really appreciate (and love!!!) everything!!! Hope you had a happy birthday!!! xoxo

chimerix on May 8, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG May wish! DH loved the stickers and I appreciate the drummer boy quarter! Aloha

ChrisAnne on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for the results of your sloth hunt! I love them!

orneryswife on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for the floral stickers!! May AWG

fishsteak on May 4, 2021:

So glad you got them! Happy birthday!

BusyB on May 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday! May the 4th be with you! Hugs, Bonnie <3

AnnaM on May 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday Evan! Enjoy your day, Anna

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