Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 11:08 pm


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Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me, Likes and Dislikes

Thank you @LoveToCraftInAZ Lisa and @widelo123 Shirley @MsKuky Liza for being so kind and supportive. You are truly Christmas angels. :)

I am a two-spirit person, which means I am both male and female. I am a US Army Veteran, and former dispatcher for the Fillmore Police Department. I also worked in a Navy Chemistry lab for 28 years. I am also a professional pianist and have been for most of my life.

Dislikes - I do not like pictures of children or babies. I do not like articles about them. I AM SINGLE. I have no children. I have no interest in them!

Teas - since I am doing a lot of tea swaps these days. I like all kinds of teas, and am willing to try any of them at least once. I do not have any allergies. I will be happy with anything you send me, the more unusual the better. I especially love spicy teas.

For Speedy Found ATC's - please do not send me pictures of children or babies. I am not married, and I have never had any children. I do not find pictures of them to be 'cute.' I also do not want any pictures of toilets. Thank you.

Things I love: Middle Earth elves, unicorns, dragons and other mythical creatures. I want an Eye of Sauron Christmas ornament. Oh, and a lego Barad-Dur to put in my garden. It is about 8 feet tall. Eru! I would love this! Swords, beautiful knives, pictures of warriors, especially Middle Earth elven warriors. My two favorites are Ecthelion and Glorfindel.

I love unicorns. My elve loves rabbits

Other things I like - anything about Ancient Egypt. Queen Hatshepsut and King Tutankhamun are my favorites.

I love Hello Kitty. I think I must be the original Hello Kitty fan. I first discovered her in 1976. I also like Strawberry Shortcake and Precious Moments.

Some of you have asked about my name, or at least said that they were wondering. My real name is Nathalie. It is pronounced Nath - a - lee, NOT Nat - a - lee. I was named after my Mother's best friend. Please do not call me Nat, or think of me in those terms. Nath, or Nathi is okay. I hate being called NAT with a passion. A gnat is a little bug that flies in your face and is very annoying.

My nickname is Cynaemon, which is an anagram of all of my names.

For the Imaginative Writing Group and Fantasy PenPal Swap: Hello, my name is Ecthelion, but you can call me Etele. I am an elve and I live in Middle Earth. I was born during the First Age, and died in the Fall of Gondolin. I was remade in the Third Age. You can read a lot about me in canon works, but the history books do not tell all. I have told more of my story in my book, 'Secret Agent Elve'. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Etele, Lord of the Fountain. PS - I LOVE Rabbits! I have a rabbit named Fluffy. :)

PINTEREST SWAPPERS - PLEASE NOTE - All of my boards will be Middle Earth related. I really love putting together my boards, and when I signed up for Pinterest it was my intention to make most of my boards Middle Earth/Lord of the Rings/Hobbit related. I don't want anyone to be disappointed in the boards that I do. I really enjoy putting my boards together.It is a great hobby for me and is my escape from my boring and humdrum life.

Absolutely love anything Middle Earth related, especially Silmarillion, and Lord of the Rings. Not so fond of the Hobbit. Please do not send me anything breakable.

Sept 2012 - I absolutely love slash fanfiction. I read everything I can get my hands on, and I write slash when I am not reading it. While this may not be your cup of tea, I love it. I love the freedom it gives me to write about things I would not normally write about. I also write "normal" things, mostly poetry, and, yes, children's stories. You can find that writing at www.writing.com/authors/noelanicat

Update - October 2011 - I just want to thank all of you for your lovely and positive messages. I am doing so much better these days, and am really

Hi, I want to thank this community for the warm welcome and encouragement I have received. I have tried to clear up the many ones I have, but most people from way back then are no longer active on swapbot. There is only one which is, and she refuses to contact me despite that fact that I have sent her the swap, and also PM'd her. I really don't know what else to do.


Recent upgrades from ones

As you can see I have come a long way since I came back. The recent threes are upgrades from some of the ones from the past, and I do not blame those people for giving me threes, as it was over a year before they received their items. Other people were generous to give me 5's. If you have any questiosn about my account, please PM me. Thanks.

Recent upgrades from ones:

crescendo rated for Summer mini journal - 15 pages on Oct 16, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: I very much appreciate you coming back to SB and surprising me with the altered book summer journal. Love how you used the children's book as the foundation. May you have many happy summers to come.

Response: Hi, Crescendo, Thanks so much. It is good to be back. And I am glad you liked the journal. I had very happy memories of you and I so enjoyed making it for you.

Martij rated for I Wish I could on Aug 24, 2011

Rating: 3 Comment: beautiful journal.

Response: Hi, Joyce, Thanks so much for your re-rating. I am glad you liked the journal.

hoosiergirl rated for List Of 100 Things That Happen Around Me on Aug 1, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: Thank you so much for contacting me and making up this swap! What a GREAT list and I love the way you used a scrapbook type format. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into it :0). I an enjoying reading the list. Thanks

Response: Thanks so much. I really enjoyed putting it together for you, and glad you liked the format.

Favorite Music

Handel's Suite in D Minor for piano, especially the third movement - Sarabande. I absolutely love to play this piece. My other favorite is Moonlight Sonata, by Beethoven. When I worked at Fry's playing their piano, I always closed with my arrangement of Amazing Grace.

I love Hawaiian music, and really any kind of indigenous music from Maorian to Celtic. There are such beautiful harmonies in this kind of music.

Favorite singers are Ke'alii Reichel. and Adam Lambert.

Favorite Movies

Don't really have any favorite movies.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, The Voice, The Masked Singer

Favorite Crafts

I like art journals.

Postcards: I have collected for many years, but no longer actively collect except for nude males. I have found some beautiful and artistic cards of nudes. If you do send me such postcards, I like MALES, not females. Thanks.

Explanation for some ones

I will be explaining some of the ones that I have received which I think are undeserved, but before I do I would like to say that I have met many wonderful, kind and understanding people on this site, and I value their friendship greatly. I look forward to many more swaps with the wonderful people in this community. And I am most happy to be here. Peace, Nathalie

Looking through my profile at the ones that I have, and it occurs to me that I do not have that many open or unsent swaps, therefore I should not have that many ones. After careful inspection, I find that a lot of the swaps I sent out were never re-rated from a 1 to a 3 or 5. After further investigation, I find that many of these people have not been on Swapbot for many years. It is my understanding that even if you send a swap out late your partner should at least rate you a three, since they have received the swap. Obviously many people do not give people even that little bit of respect. So I am posting all the swaps I have been in and sent out which were not re-rated, as they should have been. Also, it is my understanding that people should at least give you a chance to send out a swap, and a chance to be re-rated. Obviously there are people who who do not feel they need to abide by that rule either. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Certainly you can still choose to not have me participate in your swap. Fine. That is your choice and your loss.

Flaked on

@ElixirTree for Christmas Card Swap x 10 - one Christmas card for 2012

@GeeklyChic for Art Journal For Beginners - due to be sent on 15 Jun 2013, as of August still have received nothing from her. @user3209 for Autumn Splendor ATC's, due Nov 1, 2006 @user3192 for ATC's are Dangerously Addictive!, due 7 November 2006 @user1833 - lisa higdon, for Magic, Fate and Fortune ATC's, due 21 November 2006 @user 3573 - Ale Wood for Altered Book RR #1, due 27 November 2006

Non-raters: Hagit for Altered Book RR #1 @user385 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1549 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1760 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4376 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4017 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4109 for Ancient Egypt ATC @goodnessrecycled for 5 X 5 handpainted paper swap @3513 for Green Postcards


kssunlover1947 rated for WTL:washi on a pc : 3 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card with the fall colored trees on the washi.
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard, and hearing about your reading :) Enjoy your re-read!! All the best
freespirit66 rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: The Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition sounds like it would have been a lot of fun! Yes, the end of August is always a tough one as summer ends and fall begins. The colors of fall, though, somehow make up for that transition...or at least I think they do.
Comment: Hey girl unicorns What unicorn? LOL
Response: The one I am writng about. LOL.
Comment: hahaha! I wouldn't tell him either after all the stomping around and bullying he has been doing! You go girl!
Response: Thanks MissBrenda. He really isn't a bully. Just more of a spoiled brat! LOL. And he ISN'T GETTING A UNICORN!!! So there!
Comment: Great story of finding your own drawing in a book! Did you leave it in when you returned it to the library?
Response: No. I kept it. LOL.
Comment: Nath, thanks so much for the pics and the story behind them. I'm so happy that you're able to have this time with your friend, I am sure that she cherishes it and also you'll forever have these memories of this time as well and how you're making a difference in her life as she's going through this. You're a good friend to her! (Hugs)
Comment: That's a wide variety of crushes. Your character sounds really interesting.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I love to listen to piano but never learned to play.
Response: It's never too late my friend.
Comment: I always forget to rate swaps promptly it seems! Sorry about that! Thanks for sending it through! I hope September proved to be a good reading month for you as well :)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
MuggleMom rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #86 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: The PC you sent reminds me of good times in Nebraska - so long ago now. Happy to hear you have HP gear too!!βš‘πŸ˜€
Comment: Ohhh, I'm super excited to read about Ankhsenamon in the book you mentioned. I've heard/read something about her in The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier. I love reading/watching anything about ancient Egypt. I'm actually re-reading LOTR right now for Tolkien week! Prince Caspian - chef kiss!! Thanks for sharing - it was a delight! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thanks.
MCGalaxy rated for Toys around Town - Part 2 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Loved the story. It's great that you were "instrumental" in getting the piano for your local center My daughter wants to learn an instrument. She'd prefer a piano but due to space and finances she had to settle for free ukulele lessons from coachart.
Response: The ukulele is fun too. Good luck to her.
annim rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #20 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: I love the journal page you made for me! Thank you for including van gogh. I laughed about the Palmolive!! I love yard sales too! ALso thrift stores..always on the lookout for supplies, lol. Thank you again so much!
Response: Hi, Burger1girl, you are very welcome. The Van Gogh Immersive exhibit was excellent. Take care. Cynaemon
Comment: Thanks for the review!
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I'm very much looking forward to the solution and am wondering if I have guessed right. :)

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MuggleMom on Sep 22, 2021:

Happy Hobbit Day!!


DollyDotBoo on Sep 2, 2021:

flying jewels

This is for the ESG: My favorite picture of the month August swap

Meisje on Mar 30, 2021:

Happy Easter


Meisje on Feb 14, 2021:

Thanks for your kind words in my profile ❀️

cynaemon on Feb 10, 2021:

Aragorn Loves Books

colleenbUSA on Feb 10, 2021:

LLU: πŸ“š Happy Library Lovers month! (profile deco)


book lover

library lover

Meisje on Feb 10, 2021:

Happy Valentines day



Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




amanda1334 on Oct 28, 2020:

Hi! I am your partner for the leave a comment #2 Swap! I apologize for the delay, due to fires in California my power has been out for the past couple of days.

Here is one of my favorite quotes! "Believe you can and you're halfway there."

hope you have a great day :) -amanda1334

cynaemon on Oct 25, 2020:

I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer despite Covid restrictions. I know my sister and I did. Take care.

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