Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 7:19 pm


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Last Online: December 5, 2015
Birthday: July 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Not what you'd call a people person. I seem to be categorically incapable of drawing or cutting a straight line. Good at failing to live up to my potential. Bad at self-presentation. Obviously.

I knit. I've gotten out of the habit lately, but I'm trying to get back into it. I've never gotten into paper crafts much (though I find the trappings fascinating), but I have been trying to keep a bullet journal since the start of 2015. I still tend to be too lazy for extensive decoration, but occasionally I try to remember to slap in a sticker or some washi tape to brighten things up. I used to do mixed CD swaps all the time until they were banned.

I haven't been very active on swapbot recently, but I always check in every now and then to see if anything sparks my interest. I've never been an uber-swapper who can take on 20 at a time, but I will always send what I sign up for.

Favorite Music

The Decemberists, Notwist, Modest Mouse, Badly Drawn Boy, Menomena, Rufus Wainwright, Dismemberment Plan, Deerhoof, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, The Unicorns, Neutral Milk Hotel, Psapp, Metric, The Black Keys, Aimee Mann,...

I've been more drawn to instrumental music lately, particularly piano music both contemporary and classical (e.g. Eluvium or Vladimir Horowitz playing Mozart's sonatas).

The only thing I tend to outright shun is country music. No offense to those who enjoy it, the sound just has zero appeal for me.

Favorite Movies

Royal Tenenbaums, L.A. Confidential, Fight Club, Clue, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Pride and Prejudice (BBC miniseries of course), Dead Poet's Society, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, The English Patient, The Philadelphia Story

Favorite Television

Watching: Adventure Time, Orphan Black, Sherlock, Penny Dreadful, Teen Wolf, The League, Supernatural, The Venture Brothers, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Doctor Who. Sometimes I'll watch a random K-drama or two.

Still love: Misfits, Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, Queer as Folk, Kids in the Hall, various anime series

Favorite Books

Good Omens, the Raven Cycle, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Harry Potter, Wicked, Apathy and Other Small Victories, The Gay Science, Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead (technically a play)

Authors: Jane Austen, Maggie Stiefvater, Georgette Heyer, Augusten Burroughs, Tanya Huff, Lynn Flewelling, Kim Harrison, Neil Gaiman, Jhonen Vasquez, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christopher Moore

Other Things I Like

Podcasts: I never miss an episode of Welcome to Night Vale or How Did This Get Made.

Webcomics: Hark, A Vagrant, XKCD, Questionable Content, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Three Word Phrase, Starfighter

Colors: My favorite color is blue. Lately I've been obsessed with blue-greens, but I also like purple and dark reds. I do not like yellow, orange, and most pinks or browns.

Scents: Apple, Leather, Tea, Clean scents (watery or citrusy). Don't like food scents with the exception of fruity stuff.

Edibles: Tea (mint, apricot, and earl grey are favorites), Practically anything strawberry-flavored, Dried fruit (especially mango or cantaloupe), Chocolate is okay without nuts (not an allergy, just a preference), Cheese, Pickles, Garlic, Irish Whiskey. I don't drink coffee.

Craft-wise: I do knit, as mentioned. I don't make ATCs and I wouldn't know what to do with ones I receive unless they were specially made with me in mind, but for that, you'd probably have to know me better than swap-bot allows. In the end, however, I'll always appreciate anything that's clearly had a lot of thought and care put into it.

Miscellaneous: Nail Polish, Eyeliner, and Mascara in non-traditional colors, Chapstick/Lip Gloss, Handmade bookmarks, Notecards, Things that help me organize my environment even when my brain is in chaos, Comics, Sudoku.

Things that may or may not be relevant to Swapping in any way: Warm breezy days, Driving, The smell of books, Languages (English and Foreign), The crunching of dead leaves, Playing dress-up, Honesty without judgment, Psychology, Irony, Subtlety, Sleep.

Other Dislikes

  • Religious or Politically conservative items - You're better off staying away from the subjects altogether.
  • Overly "cutesy" or sappy stuff - I do like cute things. Who doesn't? Like a real kitten is cute, but a drawing of a kitten with exaggerated big eyes and sparkles is too much for me. It can be a fine line but if you stay away from excessive use of pink and glitter you'll probably be okay.
  • Bathroom humor - I don't judge. It's just not my thing.
  • Presumption.


Comment: I love my square. Thank you ever so much. The colours are beautiful, and so is the pattern. Xx
amlee9001 rated for Teas & Notes on Mar 4, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the teas and the note, it made my day! :D
Response: I'm so relieved you got it! Guess what just arrived in the mail yesterday? My first attempt returned! I guess the tea bags had migrated in the envelope a bit too much before it was measured and they considered it too thick for the postage provided. No idea why it took so long to come back to me.
oblivionspin rated for Teas & Notes on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of tea and the note. It's funny about snow, I really miss the chance that there will be snow when I wake up in the winter. I always loved as a kid (well, and into college) getting up in the morning not knowing if there would be snow until I opened the blinds. In SoCal it's pretty obvious there won't be. Anyway, I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on snow, thank you!
sabbysteg rated for Costume photograph swap on Nov 4, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I love seeing others' costumes.
Helmaninquiel rated for Costume photograph swap on Oct 31, 2014
Adlpated rated for One Sentence Journal--October on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: Okay, so it was late, but the journal had me on my seat as I read it (although at a sentence a day it didn't take that long). I'd love to know what costume you wouldn't have wanted to die in, and yes I believe folks deserve jobs that don't kill their souls. Thanks for the bookmark and journal, too!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Unsurprisingly, I get paranoid about these things. I will definitely hold off on signing up for any new swaps until I know I can make the deadline. I was dressed as a doll for Halloween, by the way. Complete with pink cheeks, fake lashes, and white stockings with bows on them. I don't know what possessed me.
paradoxikal rated for Favorite Instrumental Tracks on Oct 2, 2011
Bam rated for Favorite Instrumental Tracks on Oct 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the really long list and the beautiful collection :) I do art therapy and I can really use there some of them you sent!
Comment: Nice ! The very last day, sometimes the internet connections get crappy when you need them ! The songs you sent are a very interesting mix. I like that you included the links and that they are in order to read them easily. Thanks for sharing. Cheers ! .Cometa
deeganp rated for Favorite Instrumental Tracks on Sep 27, 2011
mmbrunet rated for Song Lyric Journal on Nov 24, 2010
Comment: I´m still reading and loving your selection so far! Cool journal you chose, I want to continue writing in it. =)
rainbowsweetstitch rated for Mega MP3 Mix on Nov 10, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the music and awesome goodies. :D
rubberstampcollector rated for *Autumn Wonderland* on Sep 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much
Comment: OMG, someone outside from Germany and Austria knows the notwist x) I really loved the songs that you sent me x) there were some bands that i knew for quite some time and never had the money to buy a record. Thanks a lot
Comment: Thanks for the great songs!!!!
Comment: I love this collection of tracks! Thanks!!!
Comment: thanks so much for the lovely mix :) you have a great taste in music! thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: Thanks so much. :)

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sabbysteg on Jul 30, 2015:


SheriFaerie on Mar 19, 2009:

Hi! I'm the mod of a really fun new group called The Mix Fix over at Yahoo. If you'd like to join, e-mail me at [email protected] and I'll send ya an invite!! Hope to see you there!! xox. SheriFaerie

krissi on Sep 26, 2008:

You absolutely MUST join the GO TEAM VENTURE swap!

emmyisyummy on Jul 24, 2008:

Hi there, I just created a mix CD swap I thought you might be interested in!: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/18929

Boolie on Jun 9, 2008:

I noticed you like Neil Gaiman! You may also like my An Endless Named Death swap. :D

HardCandy on May 22, 2008:


Glad it arrived safely! I completely forgot about it heheh! I tend to drop things in the mail and simultaneously they drop out of my mind!

Hope you like :-) Rockalypso is a gooden ;-)


Whubbus on Apr 4, 2008:

Check out the new swap added to the group Indie Kids--hopefully it will be fun!

howunremarkable on Jan 2, 2008:

Oh my goodness! Thank you for my lovely CD package. I can't believe you sent an extra CD (and candy!) as well. I'm off to pop one of these CDs in...although now I'm really having trouble deciding which one. Thank you thank you thank you! -Paige

girlonaglide on Nov 9, 2007:

Thanks so much for the very cool mixes from CD Mix PIB! I love "discovering" new bands! Your card was wonderful, too. You made me smile on a day that I didn't have a lot to smile about. ♥ Juli

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