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Arachnea

Arachnea
Date Joined: May 20, 2009
Last Online: January 13, 2016
Birthday: September 26, 1984
Country: Canada
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About Me

"Jessica is a 28 year old geek from southern Ontario. She's fond of goblins, the colour pink and grotesque horror movies.

She hopes to one day be 80, wear cat-rimmed glasses and shoot zombies."

I strongly prefer darker themed things as a whole. Goth/geek is intermingled with me.

When sending me anything - the funkier/more different the stamps are the better - I'm a collector!

My birthstone is the sapphire, my sign is Libra and my Chinese Zodiac animal is the Rat, but I don't follow or put any faith in any of them.

BEFORE YOU GIVE A 3 or 1 PLEASE MESSAGE ME SO I CAN RECTIFY THE SITUATION - I ALWAYS SEND SWAPS OUT ON TIME

I love penpalling, writing, reading, hiking, camping, swimming, gothy things, geeky things, spider things, skull things, dungeons and dragons, fantasy worlds, horror movies, mel brooks, the colours pink, red and black, stickers, postcards, cooking, vampires, zombies, voodoo, the occult, theology, hello kitty, medieval or fantasy weaponry, photography, FX Make-up, being crafty, gardening, rare books, indie films, documentaries, springtime, paganism, mini wargaming, building miniwargaming terrain, conservation land, the trans canada trail, chocolate, candy, tea, british humour, thrift store scavenging, exotic pets, grimms fairy tales, lenore, etc.

Favorite Music

Please note: I do not generally like musically themed swap items.

Delerium, Enigma, Scooter, David Arkenstone, Emily Haines, Madelein Peiroux, Michael Bouble, Azam Ali, Pink Martini, Baasshunter, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dead Can Dance, Buddha Bar, Chieftans, Weird Al, Hooverphonic, Ivy, Korn, Massive Attack, Moloko, Peter Gabriel, Chemical Bros, Rasputina, Ravi Shankar, Sheila Chandra, Richard Cheese, Snake River Conspiracy, Thievery Corporation, VNV Nation, Wumpscut, Pete Murray, Ice MC, Fountains of Wayne, Tricky, Buzzcocks, Leroy, Loona, Sophie Monk, Mat Kearney, Robert Miles, Colin Hay, Jack Wall, Jose gonzales, Pete Yorn, Butthole Surfers, etc.

Favorite Books

I would love to start doing some book swaps! I'll never say no to some Young Adult fantasy books. Message me to find out what I'm currently looking for or send me something random in a swap

Book Genre's I Would Enjoy Receiving in a Swap

  • Comedy
  • Thrillers/Horror
  • YA or Adult Fantasy
  • Supernatural

Authors/Series I enjoy

Enders Game (Orson Scott Card), the Incarnations of Immortality Series (Piers Anthony), A Wrinkle in Time (Madelein L'Engle), etc.Pendragon series, Series of Unfortunate Events, Percy Jackson books,

Young Adult fantasy books that thrust normal people/youth into magical worlds or events.

Non fiction - books on theology, the occult, ancient paganism/mythology, Voodoo, camping, survival in the woods, books on animals/reptiles, gardening books.

Book Types I Don't Like

  • Romance Novels - Unless they are fantasy or supernatural based, I probably won't end up reading it. Note that this does not include historical romance as I don't think they would get read, either.

  • **Book Club Books* - If it's the type of book an average book club would read and discuss, it's probably not for me. This probably includes Oprah's Book Club.

  • Science Fiction - While I enjoy sci-fi movies, I normally can't concentrate on them in book form.

  • Westerns - In book or movie form, they really don't interest me.

  • Mysteries - Unless supernatural or fantasy based, not for me.

  • Crime Drama - John Grissam, etc. just not for me.

Favorite Movies

NOTE: Please ask before basing a "profile based swap" on my favourite movies - some of these movies I absolutely adore but would not really want things based on them. Dead Birds, for example, is an awesome movie, but not something I would want around the house.

Matilda, Spiderwick Chronicles, Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age, Wall E, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, High Tension, Frontier(s), Beetle Juice, Dead Birds, Fido, Frankenhooker, Girl With a Pearl Earing, Ravenous, Reeker, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw, Severance, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Soulkeeper, 5th Element, Mists of Avalon, The Ninth Gate, The Skeleton Key, Stepford Wives, 12 Monkeys, V for Vendetta, Wrong Turn, O Brother Where Art Thou, Not Another Teen Movie, Get Smart, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Spaceballs, Monty Pythons Life of Brian and Holy Grail, Ghost Town, Eurotrip, American Pie, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Down With Love, Kate and Leopold, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bridget Jones' Diary, Penelope, Sundown

Favorite Television

NOTE: Same rules as listed for movies.

3rd Rock From the Sun, Angel, Babylon 5, Buffy, Black Books, The IT Crowd, Charmed, Chef!, CSI, Dead Like Me, Drawn Together, Family Guy, Fawlty Towers, Futurama, Get Smart, Happy Tree Friends, Hercules, Xena, Heroes, Hogans Heroes, Jack of All Trades, House, Invader Zim, Kingdom Hospital, Pushing Daisies, Robot Chicken, Scrubs, Sliders, South Park, Simpsons, Stargate, Black Adder, 4400, Vicar of Dibley, Worst Witch, Waiting for God, Big Love, Big Bang Theory, Planet Earth, Tru Calling, Sliders,

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting is probably my number one most favourite craft - I'm a hooker at heart and I'm a yarn hoarder. hats, scarves, afghans, potholders - anythings.

I love scrapbooking, and scrapbooking paper. I can use scrapbooking paper for sooooooo many crafts and LOVE receiving new paper!

I love love LOVE scrapbook paper books. I make so many crafts out of them - doesn't matter the brand or where they are from - if its got a cute or funky design or picture on it, I will find a use for it.

I make miniature terrain for Dungeons and Dragons and other table top gaming.

I've become obsessed with Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I didn't know such a thing existed before Swap-Bot. If you ever want to swap one-on-one ATCs with me, message me and we'll set something up!

Dislikes

Colours: yellow, orange, paisley, lime green, neon colours, plaid (unless clan specific Scottish things).

Music: Rap, country, anything that just sounds like someone screaming, death metal, metal, most hip hop.

Characters: Diddle, most kawaii stuff, Disney princesses, actually - most disney.

I don't like anime. Nothing against those who do - it's just not for me.

Jewelry - I'm really picky when it comes to jewelry, so it's best to not send it.

Lotions, Creams, Make-up I don't use them, it would be a waste.

Christian Holidays I'm an atheist - I have nothing against those who practice, but it's not me and it's best to avoid sending.

Wedding or Baby - Just no need.

reality TV

**western related things* - rodeo, cowboy hats, etc.)

Food: Seafood, brussel sprouts, lima beans, asian food as a whole, rice, liver, kidney, tongue, anything involving alcohol, bacon, most forms of pork, raisins, salads, etc.

Random Likes

Animals: wolves, crows, ravens, bats, birds of prey, cardinals, gold finches, coyote. I DO NOT LIKE CARTOONY/KAWAII VERSIONS OF ANY ANIMALS.

Colours: Pink, Turquoise, Black, Crimson Red.

Foods: Potatoes in all forms, pasta, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, asparagus, zuccini, onion, garlic, curry, soup, broccoli, cauliflower, chocolate, cucumber, carrots, chives, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, Brittish Candy (Flakies, Cadbury, etc.)

Artists: Jason Beam, Chad Michael Ward

Flowers: Deathbells, Nightshade, orchids, wildflowers, things that are easy to grow, herbs as a whole, english ivy

Board Games: Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of Doom, Gloom, Settlers of Catan, Zombies, Descent, Dungeons and Dragons, Apples to Apples, Things in a box, Lunchmoney, Monty Python Fluxx, Zombie Fluxx, Nightmare, Trivia Games, Scene It, Categorically Speaking, etc.

Themes - Anything gothy, geeky, VINTAGE, rennaissance, medieval, skull or spider oriented (webs or spiders), pirates, forest/nature, voodoo, steampunk, horror, magic and pagan themed (separate or together), Alice in Wonderland (the book or the 1950's Disney movie more so than the newer movie, even though I did enjoy it), legends, mythology, Halloween, etc.

Characters: Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton anything(IN MODERATION), Dracula, Hello Kitty, Batz Maru, Sponge Bob, Xena, Monty Python,

I love theology. I have an obsession of studying various religions and cults. Catholic Dogma is fascinating to me - rosaries, the virgin mary, etc. I'm also very interested in the LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aka Mormonism), Paganism (less interested in fluff bunny Wicca), Voodoo, religion from various cultural regions in Africa, New Zealand, Hawaii, etc. Demons, Angels, heaven, hell, etc. Buddhism also holds my interest, Islam, and even Judaism. The only thing I would prefer not to recieve anything on is Protestant Christianity. As a whole.

Wishlist

**YARN!!!!!! Favourite Yarn is James C Bretts Marble Chunky in any colour, also Loops and Threads Charisma in the black purple and grey multicolour, I also adore Bernats mosaic in Ninja and most any other colour.

**Spiral bound community cookbooks (the kind of cookbooks put out by churches, schools, groups like scouts, etc.)

Penpal newsletters/zines - Never gotten one before - interested in seeing what I'm missing out on.

Stickers - I keep a penpal scrapbook and write to a couple people and love getting stickers. Doesn't matter what it is - unique or original little things are awesome - but so are Sandylion or little japanese stickers as well.

Things from where you are - Stickers, postcards, cards, playing cards, things with flags or coat of arms on them - if it's something unique to where you live, I would love it.

Tea - Black tea, white tea, green tea, oolong tea, rooibos tea - I love them all. Not a fan of fruit teas - but open to pretty much anything else.

Bookmarks - I adore bookmarks and read A LOT. While store bought bookmarks are great, I also LOVE handmade bookmarks - I want to see what your creative mind can come up with.

ATC's - I'm open to private ATC swaps with base wants/desires well laid out in advance. Send me a message and we can work something out :)

Art Supplies - Sharpies, markers, spiral bound sketch books of any size, paint pens of any colour ( preferably fine point, but I'm not really that picky), water colour paper, sculpy, any book binding supplies, hand made paper, ink pens, india ink, etc.

Craft Supplies - Scrap book paper, buttons, string, ribbon, paint brushes, citadel paint, scrap booking stickers, brads and eyelets, scrap booking supplies in general.

Socks - In the summer I would rather be barefoot than wear shoes, but as soon as Fall/Autumn comes around I absolutely adore and am addicted to socks! I love super fuzzy ones, striped ones, ones with characters, ankle socks, knee socks, thin socks, thick socks - just funky socks in general. I would love some awesome rainbow socks - the more colourful the better! I don't know much about sizing when it comes to socks, but shoe wise I'm a size 8 1/2 - 9 in Canada/US sizing

Pen Pal Supplies - Pads of paper with various characters or designs. Can be Kawaii or not - I prefer pads with lines, but I know a lot come mixed and love them all :) Also: Stickers, Canadian stamps for use in sending, etc.

Random -

Potion Bottles

Send me something odd and bizarre - I'll probably love it. I like really morbid things sometimes - For example: I collect vintage "death" photography (cabinet photographs from the 1800's of beloved family members who have passed away). Honestly, if you think it may be too odd for me - it probably won't be. Just don't send me like...poo. Cause...well that's gross.

THINGS I GIVE HEARTS FOR

If you send extra's, it does not guarantee you a heart.

First and foremost, a heart is earned when someone sends me an extra special swap package that far exceeds the swap requirements.

I find that people who actually read my profile have a way better chance than those who don't.

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Handwritten things are awesome. It shows you put time and effort into the package.

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Happy swapping :)

Things I Can Offer/Do

Herein contains a list of the various crafts I enjoy doing and can do well, if you ever want to do a private swap with me:

What I Can Make

-Crocheted items - hats, scarves, etc. - **Bookmarks - I can make you some in Photoshop and provide you with a .jpg or a .pdf, I can also craft them myself. Various styles - I can be pretty imaginative.
- Handmade Envelopes - I use a variety of different paper, both new and recycled to make my own envelopes. I can do many different styles, textures, colours, you name it. I am fond of using things like: magazines, scrapbooking paper, calendars, wallpaper, etc.
- ATC's - Sometimes I do collage, other times I will draw, paint, ink, etc. I love ATC's and could probably make an ATC for any topic you want.
- Journal Pages - If you journal at all, I am fond of Teesha Moore's style of journal page crafting and can make you as many as your heart desires. Here's an example. - Stationery - I can make you elaborate digital stationery you can print off yourself, as well as craft my own using card stock, collage, paint, etc.
- Handmade Postcards - Any theme you like, as many as you like :)
- Aged Paper - I love making paper look like it belongs in the 1500's - I use acid free paper for best results and can make you as much as you need. - Altered Journals - I've always just made my own journals in the past and altered from there, but I would love to try my hand at reconstructing or redoing a pre-existing journal in whatever theme you like!
- Magnets - marbel magnets and flat magnets are my specialty. I love making postage stamp magnets or using vintage ephemera to make them.

What I Can Offer

  • Postcards - I have quite a collection of postcards from generic Canada and Ontario, to vintage postcards from the 1970's, 80's, 60's, etc. I can send them in an envelope or naked with stamps - completely up to you!
  • Stickers - As I live rather close to the Sandylion Sticker Factory, I have a large collection of stickers. These are generally not Kawaii, but if you're out for Kawaii, I can probably rummage around and find some for you.
  • Scrapbook Paper - I have various sizes, colours and types, many of which I have no use for myself and would love to pass on via swap to someone who will use them.
  • Various Extra Crafting/Scrapbooking Supplies - This will change about monthly as to what I need to destash, so if there's something you're looking for, please send me a message and I will take a look through what I have for you.

Ratings

Pancakes rated for Arachnea & Pancakes on Dec 17, 2010
5
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Comment: Thank you for the package of awesome! Soooooooo many stickers! I'm set for life =p but we all know it can never stop there, lol. The profile surprises were really thoughtful too =D
Betsi rated for Vintage gaming ATC on Sep 16, 2010
5
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Comment: Squee! These are bitchin'! I hope you don't mind the language, but it's the only word for them. :)
Response: lol - I don't mind the language at all - I'm so glad you like them - they were so much fun to make - the theme itself was just awesome!
nikkig8403 rated for Mixed Media Quote Notebook on Sep 9, 2010
5
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Comment: I LOVE it!!! Very creative! I would say my favorite swap by far! and i know that lettering was hard, but you did an awesome job! Thank you!!! :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it! I'm always worried about getting my partners personality right in the craft swaps. But I had so SO much fun making it. I may post pictures of it over on Craftster later on, as well :D
ladyaries7 rated for Arachnea and ladyaries7 Trade on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: thank you for the great postcards!
qbee rated for Spider ATCs on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: very nice thank you. Debbie
jannieb rated for Arachnea and jannieb ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: I LOVE the robot ATC's!! Thanks for making me smile :)
Response: Oh - yaaaay! I had so much fun making them. I kinda want to do like a whole robot ATC series now - they are just so adorable!
pandessa rated for Themed Halloween ATC Swap #1 on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: Very nice hand drawn ATC's. I like them! Thanks!
julmc81 rated for Post Secret ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: thank you for the lovely atc and for sharing your secret, one a lot of women share. Is this a zentangle? It is very lovely. I'm so happy you included your card. I will be visiting your blog :)
Response: Yes, it is indeed a zentangle. I've been obsessed with making them lately - so relaxing to do while watching TV or a movie! Glad you enjoyed the ATC :)
Starrby rated for Post Secret ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing with me! <3
MargotFaerie rated for Post Secret ATC Swap on Sep 7, 2010
5
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Comment: Just received your ATC!I really love this style, b/w and abstrac design, so elegant! Thank you :)
Mojo rated for Vintage gaming ATC on Sep 4, 2010
5
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Comment: Thank you! I adore the ATCs! So cute! I especially love the pikachu!
Response: I was hoping you would like the pikachu since your profile said you liked Pokemon - glad you enjoyed it!
pandakitty rated for Spider ATCs on Sep 4, 2010
5
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Comment: thank you for the ATCs. I like how you weaved the body of the spider
Stregatta rated for The Dark Side ATC on Jun 9, 2010
5
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Comment: Thank you! I liked your work. and thanks for extras :-)
fiercefaery rated for The Dark Side ATC on May 20, 2010
5
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Comment: thank you - I love it!
ezredax rated for Pressed Penny Swap! on May 3, 2010
5
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Comment: Fun penny! Thank you! Demaris
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for Pick 5! Newbies Welcome on May 1, 2010
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the stuff. I absolutely love it!!!
jenchaos77 rated for Pressed Penny Swap! on Apr 30, 2010
5
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Comment: thanks so much :o)
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Comment: Thanks for everything you sent. The magnets are very cute.
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the great stuff!
RoseStryker rated for More than One Blog: BLOGGER SWAP on Apr 19, 2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 134 12 18
Completed Fives Threes Ones
101 160 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

RyeRye on Jul 11, 2011:

thehappyhoneybee on Apr 10, 2011:

Welcome to District 13! Please stop by the forum and introduce yourself + chat when you get the chance.

D13

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:

CLICK HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens group~

VivaLaDiane on Oct 8, 2010:

I drink pickle juice out of the jar also. :)

Laurenbujo on Sep 13, 2010:

I just posted a new ATC swap in the Horror Fans United group! Please Come check it out! sign up by Sept 30th!!

raven on Sep 6, 2010:

Happy belated birthday I was out of town so I hope you had a great one... birthday

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2010:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dance till the cows come home.

THe Crafting Queens group

weeatcrayons on Apr 16, 2010:

Today, April 16th is the LAST DAY to get your PICK 5 NEWBIES WELCOME package in the post! Please do so or it will be counted as late

Goldilocks on Apr 15, 2010:

Hi Jessica, I'm your Pick 5 swap-bot partner. Your swap is on the way. I hope you enjoy your package. And I hope it's "dark" enough for you. :)

calmond on Mar 28, 2010:

Hi Jess! Just a random profile message--I ran upon your blog and saw your Swap-bot name on one of the envelope photos! ;) I just wanted to say that your blog is AWESOME--I've bookmarked it and am now following it!

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