Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2021 10:10 pm


Date Joined: June 18, 2007
Last Online: January 22, 2017
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

***NOTE! I reuse packaging! I've always been a bit of an eco-friendly nut, and this is an extension of it. Please don't hold the outside appearance of a package against me!

I send all swaps out before swap date, or day of, so if you don't get them, let me know before giving a bad rating! Mind, that means I drop it in the postbox by day of, and it might then be stamped a day or even two later, depending on when it's picked up. Also, if you feel disappointed in what I sent, let me know here first and I'll send something more to make sure you're satisfied! I can't always keep track of who has rated me or not to make sure things arrive, so I'm afraid I'll just have to wait till you message me to clear things up, but I am happy to work things out ASAP!

ALSO- I click sent when I drop the swaps in the mailbox at work. I do not know exactly when they are picked up and taken to the post office, so the date stamp may be a day or even two later.***

I'm a 30 year old Adjunct Professor, teaching bored college students how to write essays, and occasionally getting the bliss of teaching the subject I studied in- Literature. My primary scholastic interests are literature and history, and I have a habit of buying more books than I could possibly read. My cats own my soul, because I cannot resist their cute faces. I have a love of dressing up in strange period costumes, but never have anywhere to wear them. I have a weird love of paperwork- filling it out and organizing it. I adore drinking coffee and only find true despair in life when I can't afford to buy myself a good cup of coffee somewhere. I've had some success getting poetry published, and am quite excited to see my name in print more often. Right now, I'm expecting three books out next year.

Favorite Music

I tend to incline towards Alternative/Rock music. Favorite bands are Placebo, The Cure, Within Temptation, Nightwish, VAST, Fair to Midland, VNV Nation, The Birthday Massacre, The Civil Wars, Florence + the Machine, No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom and Return of Saturn only, really) Anaria and A Perfect Circle. I like classical when I'm in the mood, and my husband has me dabbling in metal. I do not like rap, modern pop music, country or Christian.

Favorite Books

I read. A lot. Favorite books are 'Lolita' and 'The Great Gatsby,' as well as the Harry Potter series. I LOVE Harry Potter. Other favorite authors are Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, Neil Gaiman, Edith Wharton, and Edgar Allan Poe. I enjoy the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, and a variety of other fantasy and classic literature titles.

Favorite Movies

I like comedies, some sci-fi/superhero flicks and fantasy movies. Favorites include: 300, Stardust, Velvet Goldmine, Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Harry Potter movies, American Beauty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Avengers, the new Star Trek movies, the RDJ Sherlock Holmes movies, and basically all of the current Marvel Avengers character movies.

Favorite Television

Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Archer, Venture Brothers, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Absolutely Fabulous, BlackAdder, Vicar of Dibley, Waiting for God, Slayers, Battlestar Galactica, Merlin, Bob's Burgers, Supernatural, Hannibal, Penny Dreadful

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy knitting and crochet, and though I've been knitting for years I can really only make scarves and blankets, and can't manage anything too fancy, though I do love cables and lace. I take pleasure in needlework, because I like how tedious it is. Blackwork embroidery brings me joy. Lately I've been taking photos more as well and would love a new and better camera.

Video Games

Mass Effect, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Pokemon, Zelda


Here's a few favorite things for those of you sending me items who like this sort of list. I am a HUGE geek, so if a geek in your life says they like it, it's probably a go. (Though I DISLIKE STAR WARS. A lot, actually.)

Hogwarts House- Slytherin!

Colors- Black, silver, violet, burgundy, emerald. Combinations I like are silver/green.

Animals- Lions, cats, dragons, owls, foxes, gryphons, horses.

Teas- I prefer white or green teas.

-----Things I Would LOVE to Recieve-----

  • Wax to be used with a wax seal
  • Teacups (matching saucer for the win)
  • Harry Potter anything!
  • Yarn (minimum of enough to make a decent sized scarf or a hat)
  • Various sided/colored dice (not just plain black/white, please!)
  • Magic Yarn balls
  • Coffee/coffee related items
  • Tea/tea related items
  • Wine related items!
  • Books of poetry
  • Halloween/Harry Potter/Space fabric (especially 6"x6" blocks for a quilt)

Crafts I Think Are Awesome (But Don't Know How to Make Myself) - Altered composition books - Whimsy jars - Matchboxes - Curio cabinets/miniature displays

My Pets!

We currently have:

Six cats:

Shura (black, male) Athena (white/tabby, female) Ragnar (orange tabby, male) Dovakiin (black and white, male) Rowan (long haired grey tabby, female) Maple (brown tabby, female)

Four dogs:

Gawain (American Bulldog) Parcival (Lab/Dachshund mix) Nimue (Coonhound/retriever mix) Gareth (Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle mix)

And three female bettas, with no names. One is green, one blue and one violet.


TwoTurtles rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card!
jesslynne rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Merry Christmas! ♥
gmasusie rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you. Merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
mariewilliams810 rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
MellyMel rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Happy Holidays!
Peaches12 rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 13, 2016
jannieb rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the card. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. Merry Christmas!
JingleKeys rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Merry Christmas!
millie52 rated for MEGA "Holiday" Card Swap on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you 😊.
renmagpie rated for A Writer's Journal - Round 8 (USA) on Jun 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you! I loved your contributions and it was interesting to read the others as well. xoxo
user2637 rated for VLD's Journal of Lists Round 6 on Jun 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sticking through all the rounds! So many things to comment on. Totally watch Daredevil, it's amazing. :) Ditto Inside Out, but maybe be ready to cry. My brother and I used to drag ourselves out of bed every Saturday to watch that X-Men cartoon. Loved it. Thanks again! Happy swapping.
TeeB rated for VLD's Journal of Lists Round 5 on May 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Artistic rated for A Theme and Goal for 2016 (USA) on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: Great theme! Have you gotten two things out so far? That in-residence program sounds terrific. Good luck.
Artistic rated for End of the Year Creativity Survey on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: You accomplished a lot!! I, too, am thankful for a new printer. :)
Artistic rated for Recap of My 2015 Writing Year on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you. Good luck in 2016.

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Artistic on Aug 16, 2016:

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Nnyla on Dec 10, 2015:

I owe you a letter. Just letting you know I'm writing soon.

GummiBear on Sep 25, 2015:

That package still smells like mint.. hehe I loved the gems for real though... thank you!!!!

Tiffaknee on Sep 13, 2015:

Just had to say, I was checking out your profile (because you joined my swap) and noticed how freaking awesome your pets' names are. Are they all Norse and British mythology? Love it.

sabbysteg on Jul 30, 2015:

Yay, someone else who is a BSG fan!

Artistic on Jul 21, 2015:

Hope you're continuing to have fun opening Camp NaNo packages. :)

Artistic on Jul 11, 2015:

Got your note today. Thanks so much for the poetry bookmarks. Lovely.

Have you opened any of your wrapped surprises? I had fun shopping for you.

AndreaJ on Jun 17, 2015:

Hello. I was your partner back in Feb 2015 for the Write Now group swap "This Year I Want To...". You mentioned that you wanted to quit your job and start writing for pay. I hope you're closer to that goal and I wish you all the luck in the world on reaching that and your other goals. I hope you had fun in Gatlinburg, if you've been.

Artistic on Jun 7, 2015:

Sorry to have cancelled the 3x3x3 swap. We did not have enough people participating, even with the date extended. Maybe it'll work next time.

OrigamiGrace on May 28, 2015:

Thank you for the pc for my April wish at Wishlist!

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