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Last Online: May 27, 2023
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me, Likes and Dislikes

I am a two-spirit person, which means I am both male and female. I also consider myself to be transgender. 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


Comment: Thank you for joining this swap and for your fun atcs.
Response: You're welcome. This was such a fun swap. Thank you for hosting it.
Fabriqueen rated for What After Life? - USA on May 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're very welcome. Hugs back to you. N
Seedlings3P rated for Bird Clusters on May 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Nathalie, I love your bird clusters and the wonderful card you wrote me. Circumstances to prove this world can be very small. I would love to see your art journals. My craft room is full of stuff to make several....LOL It was great getting to know you and thank you for the swap.
ChelB23 rated for Adult coloring book page - 5/23 on May 26, 2023
spacefoxsupreme rated for Letter With A Prompt #1 on May 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your letter - your style sounds chic :) And thanks for the vintage postcards. I have to admit I can't really read their handwriting but I liked looking at it haha
Response: You're very welcome. I too have trouble reading some of the handwriting. But it sure is pretty. LOL. Take care.
24Donna rated for Letter Swap on May 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the letter in the decorated envelope. So pretty! I really enjoyed your letter, you sound interesting and the Bible study sounds very good. Also thank you so much for the Sunday school page story! I love stuff like this! ❀️❀️
Response: You're very welcome.
Lobo816 rated for Adult coloring book page - 4/23 on Apr 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you Nathalie for the fun adult coloring page. I love the technique you used by just outlining a lot and not coloring everything. It gave it a lot of depth. And I love the sparkle!! Thanks for the extra page too!! Happy crafting!!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm really glad you liked it. Sometimes less is better. I did consider just totally coloring the background and not coloring the other things too. That would have been interesting. :) It's always fun to try new things.
annim rated for Weekly Wrap Up Email on Apr 20, 2023
Comment: Interesting to hear there is a Danish town!
Jjean rated for Weekly Wrap Up Email on Apr 18, 2023
Comment: Hello & thank you for sharing. Your short trip sounds fun.....enjoy your week.
Response: Thank you.
junemoon rated for BLC Reading Challenge - Pick 1 - #5 on Apr 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for reminding me of a book read long ago.
Response: You're welcome.
rosemo23 rated for Two truths and a lie on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: I just visited Vegas a few weeks ago so the postcard is fitting! I’m going to guess that your lie is that you’ve moved twenty times?
Response: Good guess, and you are correct.
Nevi2018 rated for AGOCF - Easter Note Card on Apr 15, 2023
heidiblooms rated for Prayer on a Notecard on Apr 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Easter card and all the extra goodies!! Alivia will love the little origami tiger :)
octobereve930 rated for Two truths and a lie on Apr 11, 2023
Comment: I will say that the lie is that you have been teargassed twice... because it sounds like you may have been in the service and could have been drilled or done more than twice. Thank you. 4/10
Response: Good guess, but wrong. LOL. I have not moved 20 times.
paperlover rated for Two truths and a lie on Apr 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Las Vegas postcard. I love it there! Have you been? I'm going to guess the lie is you dated the Lt commander of the Japanese warship
Response: Good guess, but wrong. LOL.
2cat007 rated for Adult coloring book page - 3/23 on Mar 27, 2023
Cindymt rated for The Relaxing Swap #6 on Mar 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely journal spread. I like tigers too. Thanks also for the beautiful coloring page!
Response: You're very welcome. I hope we can be partners again soon.
03Scarlett rated for Questions About Writing? Email on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing, Nathalie. Have a wonderful rest of your week. 🌹
Response: Thank you. You too.
Vickyen rated for Questions About Writing? Email on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the share about your experience with writing! I love that you have characters from your childhood-I bet you are an awesome storyteller! How I envy that! I feel like I am stilted in my writing at times-sigh! All the best! Hugs, Happy Writing and Swapping πŸ€—
Response: Thank you so much.

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CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2023:

Hey lady!!

For some reason I feel like this one is appropriate for our times: β€œAnd he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." Acts 2:40 RSV-CE

Be safe out there! Indira (cherry blossom lady)

Nevi2018 on Jan 28, 2023:

"Be Still and Know That I Am God!"

Psalm 46:10 NIV

AGOCF - Bible Quotes #1

yvonne401 on Jan 25, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1



Fritosmom on Jan 23, 2023:

Before I became a Christian, I had a terrible problem with forgiving people for even the slightest infraction. AGOCF-Bible Quotes #1- Today I say "Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me." Matthew 6:14 For if you FORGIVE other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also FORGIVE you.

03Scarlett on Jan 22, 2023:

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

GreetingsEarthling on Jun 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous pride card. I think I want to order some now too : )

monsbrick on Apr 10, 2022:

Happy Holy Week and blessings for you and your loved ones! From your friend at St. Michael’s Prayer Warriors group!

Barbara on Apr 3, 2022:

I hope to see you in the swaps at SMPW group. Take care and God bless you!

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas β™₯


Fabriqueen on Dec 7, 2021:

Christmas Poem for your profile.

This Holy Night By Kay Hollerman

Come let us go this holy night to Bethlehem afar; The faith within our hearts will be Our bright and guiding star.

No royal gifts like Magi brought Have we to take along, But in our hearts will softly ring The Angels' Christmas song.

We'll leave behind the hurried pace Of Christmas man-made style, And in the quiet of our hearts We'll find the Holy Child.

For who hath nought to give but love Gives all his heart away And giving all, hath all to give Another Christmas day. ~Charles W. Kennedy~

Let us each one show the spirit of love and glorify God! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

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