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ariestess

ariestess
Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: December 4, 1969
Country: United States
The Dark Avalon Scrolls
My Etsy Store
My deviantART [may contain spoilers]

On Time Zones

Because it has become an issue recently, I must add this information: I live in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. That puts me in the Pacific Standard/Daylight Timezone, aka PST/PDT.

When I send out a swap, I send it by 11:59pm in MY timezone, which is also the Swap-Bot timezone.

I don't cater to anyone else's timezone. As long as the swap is sent out and marked as sent by the end of the day in my timezone, it's still listed as sent on time, as this is the way it was explained to me when I joined Swap-Bot over 6 years ago.

If this is an incorrect way of going about sending out swaps, I request that people link me to the section of the rules/FAQs where it says otherwise. Until then, this is the way I will continue to operate with my swaps.

On Communication & Swaps

On Sending Swaps

I press "sent" when I put the item in my mailbox or drop it off at the post office down the street. This sometimes means that I have missed the day's pickup, which means it'll go out the following day. I do try to take holidays and weekends into account when sending items out.

If you should receive a swap from me that's marked postage due, please PM me and let me know how much was owed and your paypal address, and I'll refund it to you.

On Rating Swaps

I admit I've been slow in getting some ratings done in the past. The issues that predicated that should be dealt with now, so I will rate as quickly as I can upon receiving your swap.

I DO consider the send by date a requirement to getting a "5" on a swap. This is how it was explained to me when I first joined this site, and it's how I've always worked with my ratings. For further information, please see below on how communication can adjust this.

On Communication

I'm BIG on communication. If I'm going to be late with a swap, I will PM you [and usually the swap coordinator, as well] with an ETA of when it will be sent, as well as once I've actually sent it. If I have tracking on a package for you, I'll PM you with that information, as well.

If you communicate with me that your swap will be late before the deadline, I'm usually quite good about still giving you a "5" if you keep up with your end of the bargain and send by your revised send date. If you don't communicate with me before the deadline, I don't know that there may be extenuating circumstances, so I will rate accordingly.

About Me

The short version

Dyke. Pagan. Pet lover. Writer. Creatrix.

The long version

I was born on 4 December 1969, which makes me a Sagittarius with Libra moon & Scorpio ascendant. But I was born like 3-odd weeks early, or so I'm told, so I need to look into the variations for a cusping Capricorn yet. At 10 years old, I knew I was at least bisexual, and that there was more for me than conventional Christianity. So eventually I came out to my family: In 1994 as a pagan & in 1995 as a lesbian. I interchangeably call myself either pagan or witch, and follow an eclectic solitary tradition. Despite the "chic-ness" of how it sounds, mine is a rather personalized path, currently more fluid than rigid, and will quite possibly stay that way. I've come to feel that life is more fluid than rigid, so I believe it's better to 'go with the flow' than try to hold back the flood.

I currently live in a fabulous house in the Puget Sound area with my partner and our good friend, as well as 4 cats. We've nicknamed our house "3 Dogs House" and all have nicknames :: I am Spotty, my partner is Doggie, and our friend is Soggy.

I have been writing in one form or another since I was about 7yo. Writing is in my blood; I can't NOT do it. Primarily I write poetry, fanfiction and original fiction, though I am known to dabble in meta from time to time.

I like a little bit of everything, but I'm seriously opinionated. I can be very silly...or very serious.

If you have a question, ask. Depending on how personal it is, I may answer it or I may not.

On Christmas & Easter

As stated above, I am pagan. While I primarily celebrate Yule and the Spring Equinox/Ostara, I am happy to receive swap items that are related to Christmas and Easter, provided they aren't religious in nature.

If you have questions about any other holidays, please feel free to PM me about it.

Favorite Crafts

  • crochet
  • cross stitch
  • scrapbooking
  • doodling
  • painting
  • making cards
  • iris fold
  • beading
  • jewelry making
  • making candles
  • making spa goodies

Favorite Colors

  • purple
  • pink
  • black
  • silver
  • copper
  • jewel tones

Things I Collect

  • donkeys
  • sea glass
  • lighthouses
  • bottles of water

    I have a good-sized collection of bottles of water collected from various places around the world. I use these in some of my rituals, and love to add to my collection.

  • harbor seals
  • hyenas
  • african painted dogs
  • snakes

    Main favorites :: eastern/western diamond back rattlesnakes, black mambas, king cobras, & aruba island rattlesnakes

Things I Love To Get

  • anything from my collections above
  • anything purple [bonus points if it's sparkly]
  • fun postcards
  • stickers
  • fun note cards to use
  • fun stationery to use
  • pens & markers [I prefer 0.5mm or fine point pens]
  • fun little stuff to put in my bujo
  • yarns of all types
  • Disney stuff [especially Eeyore, Princess & the Frog, & Moana]
  • Miyazaki stuff [especially My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki's Delivery Service]
  • Don Bluth movies
  • coloring books
  • little toys & trinkets
  • silly putty
  • stuffed animals
  • toys & treats for my cats
  • candy

    prefer dark chocolate to milk or white chocolate, UNLESS it's good Swiss-type milk chocolate

    PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • Kinder Egg toys

    The whole, unopened eggs themselves are illegal in the US, but I love collecting and making the toys. I won't honestly miss the chocolate all that much.

Things I Do Not Want

For the most part, if you send me something that meets swap requirements, but I can't use personally, it will go into a bin I have of "pay it forward" items that are used for other swaps or just to send to people randomly.

That being said, there are some very specific things that I absolutely DO NOT WANT.

PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • Makeup of any kind -- I don't wear it and won't use it
  • Perfumes of any kind -- Strong smells can trigger migraines
  • Obvious junk/trash -- If you wouldn't be happy to receive it or display it publicly, then neither will I

The ABCs of Me...

This is by no means complete, so I'll be updating with time as things change.

  • A :: apples, avocado, arrow motifs, animals, ASL, astrology, African painted dogs, Avalon, Atlantis, Arthurian legend, anise, ameythyst

  • B :: bats, bagels, bananas, birds of prey, beluga whales, big cats, ballet, black, bottles of water [see "Things I Collect" for more info], bisexuality, Beltane, bindrunes

  • C :: cats, crochet, carrots, crickets, coloring, coloring books [kids or adults], candy, copper [color & metal], cross stitch, card making, comparative religion studies, curling, Christ mythos [emphasis on the Gnostic interpretations], candles, crows

  • D :: Dutch Bros, donkeys, dilly beans, dyeing my hair, doodling, diving, dogs, dachshunds, daisies, dark chocolate, Disney stuff [e[especially Eeyore, Princess & the Frog, & Moana], Damien [the series], Don Bluth movies, docks

  • E :: elk [esp Roosevelt elk, aka yellow butts], earthworms, etymology, egrets, eagles, essential oils

  • F :: fairies, fingerspelling, fish, fruit, fans, flowers, frogs, fawns, fog, foxes, fire, fables, fanfiction

  • G :: ghost stories, ghosts, gravy, geese, grapes, gray, Greece [& all things Greek], Greek mythology, Gnosticism, Glastonbury Tor, gargoyles, Gargoyles [the animated series]

  • H :: harbor seals, hyenas, history, hockey, honey, Hamilton

  • I :: icicles, indigo, ink, icebergs, ice cream, iris fold, Imbolc

  • J :: juice, jellybeans, jetboat tours, jellyfish, jaguars, juniper, jawbreakers [candy], jewel tones, Judas Iscariot [Gnostic interpretation]

  • K :: kingfishers, kittens, kangaroos, kitchen witchery, knowledge, Kinder Egg toys [not the candy, just the toys]

  • L :: lighthouses, labrador retrievers, learning, liver, lavender, love, lesbianism, lions, licorice, laughing, lakes, Lammas, Litha

  • M :: music, Mary Magdalene [Gnostic interpretation], magic, marionberries, mountains, mice, monkeys, musicals, moon magic, moon [all phases], The Morrigan, Morgan le Fay, Mother Earth, maple syrup, mail, Miyazaki movies [esp My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki's Delivery Service], Mabon

  • N :: night, nature, notebooks, numbers [4, 9, 13, & 44 especially], numerology, noodles, nuts, narwhals, nymphs, Native American/First Nations mythology

  • O :: obsidian, oceans, owls, orchids, olives, octopi, Once Upon a Time, oak trees, occult, orchestral music, Ostara, Oregon

  • P :: pickles, PURPLE, pink, pinnipeds, painting, postcards, pens [fine point 0.5mm or finer preferred], Pentel RSVP fine point pen [purple or black ink], pigs, peas, pizza, peace, piano, pagan, peaches, plums, poetry, peppers, Pacific Ocean, phoenixes, poultry, penguins, pyramids, pudding, psychometry, piano, pasta, photography, puddles, puppies, posies, pansies

  • Q :: quietude, quills, quivers, quotes, quartz, quinoa, quesadillas

  • R :: rabbits, rivers, ratties, red, rye bread, reading, rock collecting, rain, rubies, rice, roses, robins, Regina Mills, Robin Hood, rainy days, ravens, rituals, recipes, Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy, Redwoods, runes

  • S :: selkies, seas, seals, swimming, synchronized swimming, Shakesepeare, songbirds, silver, sea glass, snakes [especially eastern/western diamond back rattlesnakes, black mambas, king cobras, & aruba island rattlesnakes, aka the hotter the better], stickers, stationery, silly putty, stuffed animals, soap making [glycerin only], stones, singing, shells, sharks, smiles, stars, spiders, sand, Samhain, salmon, spirituality

  • T :: Thera, Tsagaglalal [She Who Watches], trees, tigers, twinkies, toys for my cats, tacos, tea, tomatoes, tomato juice, thunder, thunderstorms, teddy bears, talismans, tarot, tarantulas, tranquility, turtles, tortoises, Tillamook Lighthouse, Tillamook Creamery [ice cream & cheese]

  • U :: unicorns, umbrellas, the universe, the Umbra, underdogs, unity, Umpqua Lighthouse, Umpqua ice cream

  • V :: variety, vaginas, velvet, violet, vipers, vegetables, volcanos, violins, valleys, voodoo, variegated yarn, visionaries, violets, viridian

  • W :: water, winter, West Coast, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wisconsin River, whales, wells, wishes, witches, watermelon, writing, whiskers, wizards, waffles, windmills, wolves, women, wings, webs, woods, wanderlust, wildflowers, wax, waves, wading, wind, Wicca

  • X :: Xena: Warrior Princess, xylophones, xylitol [alternative to aspartame]

  • Y :: yams, yo-yo, yarn, Yule, yoga, yogurt, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Lighthouse

  • Z :: zebras, zippers, zodiac, zen, Zentangle, zaftig

Bad Apples

Welp, I used to have this section for bad traders, flakes, and non-raters, but suddenly it's disappeared on me when I was trying to update it. At this point, I'm not going to try to go back and figure out it again, as I'd archived all of the older swaps once I'd added the people here, but I'll just start over again and add people here as I need to...

Ratings

infphann rated for ESG: Friendly Update on Jul 4, 2022
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Comment: Hi 👋🏾 I was so happy when I received your email & enjoyed reading what happened with you currently. Aah, I want to go to the lighthouse too! And all the best with your writing projects ✨ Have a great day ❤️
Response: The lighthouse is SO much fun!
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Comment: thank you so mutch for the bijou tiles i love them and will give them a try
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package; it was send to me a while ago but because of being in the hospital the rating was not saved correctly i m so sorry i do love the package you send me and the tile is great! thank you so mutch
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Comment: Lovely tile! Thank you. ♡
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ It's a String Thing #114 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: What a fun and colorful tile! I can't wait to add it to my collection! Thank you so much!
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: What a fun and colorful pc! I can't wait to work on it! Thank you so much!
mcorbus rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass R7 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the card to work in.I love The cabbit, they are so fun.
Response: Cabbit is absolutely one of my favorite tangles to play with!
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Comment: Thank you,,
PrairieKittin rated for ZENTANGLE ~ It's a Zine thing! on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Yay! I'm really looking forward to working on this one!
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Comment: I like the "mirror" aspect! This is cool. Thank you!!
Response: I decided to give the "mirror" aspect a shot this time around. I'm rather pleased with it.
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round R13 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Your start of the zine really is colorful. Thanks for adding the green hearts to your envie. I really appreciate it.
mermaidery rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: F2F CS.. ugh! awful! Thanks for sharing your lists. 🙂
lob rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Jun 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks
ButterflyGirl85 rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 12, 2022
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Byn0604 rated for tPCC: Magical Herbalsim: Parsley on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the info on parsley. I'm probably going to need a bunch of parsley seeds too!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun info, and for joining my swap.
KateKintail rated for 101 Things Progress- May 2022 on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your progress! Glad to hear you're enjoying the writing goal again.
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Being on the water also makes me happy and calm
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: 5x5 June on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: I agree. I wouldn't want to clean toilets too.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 1772 92 97
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Comments

DaisyNY on Jul 4, 2022:

Imagine my surprise when this old thing showed up! Just in time, really, because we're in the process of selling that house. Thank you so much for working on it and for sending it home.

rendroiye on Jan 9, 2022:

Kirkdebb on Dec 22, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Christmas Lights

(for rendroiye, since they are having issues with Swapbot and it's Christmas!!)

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lyssathemermaid on Dec 8, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Christmas Lights!

draco on Dec 8, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Christmas Lights

Intrinzica on Dec 8, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Christmas Lights

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! 🎄

Best wishes, Bonnie ❤️

HappyMom on Nov 29, 2021:

Hi AJ! Holiday greets to you and yours!

Here are some motivating and positive quotes for your enjoyment 😄

ESG: Positive Quote Profile Comment

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infphann on Nov 29, 2021:

ESG: Positive Quote

Hello. This is a reminder for you & myself too I guess :)

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lyssathemermaid on Nov 28, 2021:

ESG: Positive Quote

We could all use a little reminder now and then to keep on going! Obstacles can be conquered & will make the achievement that much more satisfying 🌠

USAFwife on Sep 17, 2021:

tPCC: Mabon greetings, from USAFwife

AJ, At this time of equal light and equal dark, may you find your balance, and be surrounded by those who love you. Blessings! Cindi

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