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Autist

Autist
Date Joined: October 11, 2018
Last Online: July 24, 2021
Birthday: May 4
Country: United States
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Last Updated 1 JULY 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:

๐Ÿพ I have a chihuahua ESA/Autism Dog

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ I am married to my best friend (13.9.19)

๐ŸŽฌ I live and work in Hollywood

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

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: Black and White stripes is a color right? No. Then I guess I pick Pink and Tiffany Blue (My capsule wardrobe is black & 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: Popsicles

๐Ÿ’š Ice Cream: Vanilla

๐Ÿ’™ Fruit: Strawberries ๐Ÿ“

๐Ÿ’œ Pizza: Cheese

โค๏ธ Sandwich: Grilled PB&J

๐Ÿงก Cereal: Cheerios

๐Ÿ’› Cold Drink: Lemon Lime Kool-Aid (the green one)

๐Ÿ’š Coffee: Starbucks ๐Ÿ’š

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

๐Ÿ’œ Video Game: Never Alone

โค๏ธ Books: Peter Pan, Anything Neil Gaiman, The Parasol Protectorate, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (#StayPeculiar), Subtle Knife series, and Redwall series

๐Ÿงก Comics: Mouse Guard & Babymouse

๐Ÿ’› Authors: Neil Gaiman, Brian Jacques, Ransom Riggs

๐Ÿ’š Artist: Lucy Flemming & Lorraine Loots (the Art for Ants lady)

๐Ÿ’™ Song: Moonlight Sonata (I wrote a paper on it in college, and it will never not have great meaning to me)

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, Legally Blonde, Eddie the Eagle, Aquaman, Raya, Penelope (2006)

๐Ÿ’› Super Hero: Captain Marvel

๐Ÿ’š Season: Fall ๐Ÿ‚

๐Ÿ’™ Sport: Figure Skating โ›ธ and UW Husky Football

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


๐Ÿ˜ Just kidding I love NAPS!!


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 to) I love keys!

โšœ๏ธ Miniature toys and items under the size of a quarter or so. I have an apothecary jar I put them in. I play with and sort them randomly.

โšœ๏ธ Vintage brass/bronze baby shoes mid-century or older (if you find them thrifting, I will swap with you!!)

โšœ๏ธ Vintage Buttons which I make into Button Bouquet Stems like these


Things that make me HAPPY

๐Ÿ™‚ Peter Pan - Always Peter Pan

๐Ÿ™‚ Anything from my favorites list

๐Ÿ™‚ Ireland & Irish things

๐Ÿ™‚ Anything with my name EVAN on it

๐Ÿ™‚ Anthropomorphic Mice and Woodland Creatures

๐Ÿ™‚ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

๐Ÿ™‚ Ice Dance/Skating - I am training to take all 22 of the US Ice Dance tests. I love anything to do with ice skates and ice skating!!

๐Ÿ™‚ Journaling

๐Ÿ™‚ 1920/30s Jazz Age, Lawn Parties, flappers, Depression Era and Prohibition Era

๐Ÿ™‚ My American Girl Doll. (I recently donated two of my dolls to charity, so I only have one left) Her name is Madge Kittredge. She is an American Girl Kit Kittredge doll, whose full name is Margaret Mildred Kittredge. As I have a mouse named Kit, I opted to change her name. She is mostly Depression Era, I also have a lot of 1920s type things, and a lot of modern pretties - so I like to say she is a Time Traveler. She does kind of look like #13, doesnโ€™t she?

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

๐Ÿ™‚ Starbucks

๐Ÿ™‚ Tacky Tin fence decorations (like the kind from the 80s)

๐Ÿ™‚ Feeding my squirrel friends that come to my porch and visit.

๐Ÿ™‚ Cute and vintage-y robots

๐Ÿ™‚ Gudetama ๐Ÿฅš

๐Ÿ™‚ Disney - Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Hei hei, Rex, Merida, Snow White, Peter Pan (any character from that movie), Tigerlily, Bruni, Figment, Duffy Bear and Friends. Star Wars - D-O, xwings and mouse droids. Marvel - Captain Marvel, Loki, Scarlet Witch

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

โœจ Stationary Sets (2 papers and envelope)

โœจ American Girl story books (I only have Kits)

โœจ Send me a single sticker that you think I would like based on my profile, and write a note about something that makes you happy.

โœจ Stamps - Extra Ounce, Global and Postcard. Also, D-O stamps from the new Star Wars set.


PLEASE DO NOT SEND

๐Ÿšซ TOSS INs NOT PROFILE RELATED - We 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, but lately 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 watching on the big screen.
  • Disneyland - Specifically the history of the park. I do like other aspects of Disney, but Disneyland history is my jam.
  • Madge (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.
  • 1920/30s - Mainly history, Fashion and Ephemera

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

tam2016 rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - M on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: WOW! Thank you so much Evan Marie! I really love all the "M" items for this swap. I was just thinking last night I needed a new mask and I can't wait to put together the legos... it is very therapeutic.
sleepingrover2010 rated for GAG: ATC Challenge #4 on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Evan, Thank You for being patient in receiving your rating for this swap. My slow return on the rating is not because I don't want to share my appreciation for your Outstanding Work. Instead, I'm challenged medically and my challenges sometimes dictate what I'm able to do. Thank you for the Great ATC you created for me and for this swap. The ATC will be a Super Addition to my ATC Collection. Thank You again for theGREAT ATC! I hope we have another, at least one, time(s) to swap with one another. Until then, Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
perchsav rated for LGBT+ Postcard on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! So nice to meet you :)
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Comment: OMG you ROCKED this ATC, Sis! Thanks for putting so much heart into this โ€œKatara & Ponyoโ€ masterpiece. Kataraโ€™s hair reminds me of the way Granmamareโ€™s flows in the Ponyo movie; very cool. I truly love this ATC! Mahalo nui loa. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Oh, and our seal buddy jam turned out awesome too! Thanks for playing ๐Ÿค—
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: Movie Time! on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Yay, Thelma & Louise! This will be fun to add to. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the popcorn stickers too ๐Ÿฟ
Kraftylady777 rated for LSRUS-Space themed env-USA on Jul 7, 2021
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LeaTheShark rated for ITW: Fairy Postcard on Jul 6, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely note and PC! My favorite fairies are either mushroom themed ones or the illustrations from the book The Sprite and The Gardener! I am not a huge fan of disney fairies in terms of stationery *but* I loved watching the movies with my little sisters when they were young and love the flower fashion :) I think fairy fashion is so cool!
myancey rated for GDF: Disney PC Swap! *USA* on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the Peter Pan card! I found it funny when I saw this because I sent u this card lol I remember bc I had ur name added to the front so it def made me smile Evan. Have a good day!
HappyMom rated for SCATTS - F - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic Finds for F! Thanks Evan :)
glassnowdrop rated for ILT: letter crossing on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the stardust themed envelope!! I don't think anyone has picked up on my username before :) I hope you are doing well and happy swapping!!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Mace Windu postcard and thank you for joining my swap!!
NRGordon rated for SCATTS - E - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC. I was always a fan of the shuttle program. I have seen Discovery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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Comment: Thank you for the Postcard! I love the quote :)
walla2kitty rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - L on Jun 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the L treats!
captkristi rated for SCATTS - A - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jun 25, 2021
5
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Comment: Love it! Thanks so much! One of my favorite swaps.
kizzlets rated for TN: TN Destash on Jun 25, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the goodies! Loved all the stickers! I've never had a black TN notebook, though I've seen them before, thank you very much!
kizzlets rated for tLB: Postal Package Surprise on Jun 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the stationeries, I can use them definitely!
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
dcp0112 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #12 on Jun 21, 2021
5
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Comment: . Fun swap, getting to see what everyone collects and loves. Hope to see you in next swap!
skinny52 rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - K on Jun 18, 2021
5
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Comment: Kool-aid, good one! Thanks for the kool k's! I really enjoy this type of series swap, thanks for hosting!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 795 390 424
Completed Fives Threes Ones
762 927 0 0
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Comments

Lonestarchild on Jul 23, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Happy Mail stickers for AWG July -- I didn't have any this size!

JuneRosebud on Jul 9, 2021:

Thanks, Evan, for Blind Envie #1 RAK in RAKS ONLY USA=)

phillaine on Jul 3, 2021:


Thank you so much for drawing me my very own chickadee! They're my favorite songbirds, too. โ™ฅ (June RAK)

fishsteak on Jun 11, 2021:

Thank you for the playing cards for my June WW wishlist! Itโ€™s amazing that you collected so many. Iโ€™m excited to make a frankendeck with these.

Swan on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful pangolin for my June Wishlist! Wow, they are amazing!

rarjones on Jun 10, 2021:

Your Mind Is A Garden

Your Thoughts Are The Seeds

You Can Grow Flowers

Or

You Can Grow Weeds

I dont know who create this saying but I have always loved it :) Hope you enjoy it too!

Rose

June Wish List from RAKS Only Group

Kirkdebb on Jun 6, 2021:

Thank you for the fun paper clips!

Linsoid on Jun 3, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Panda Stickers Dover book for my wishlist! I love it!!

HeidiJean on Jun 3, 2021:

Thank you so much for my May RAK of the medium sized box of goodies!

kiddomerriweather on May 20, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK! That's so sweet of you to save bananas for me. =D I really appreciate you.

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