Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2020 6:17 pm


Date Joined: December 18, 2012
Last Online: March 21, 2013
Birthday: October 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Mathematician. Engineer. Contact juggler.
Martial artist.
Sci-fi nerd.
Dreamer. Friend of the fae ;)

Those are just a few of the words I'd use to describe myself. I'm a typical nerd/geek and proud of it. I'm illiterate in several languages (re-read that...) and I have a degree in mathematics.

I can quote Star Trek 2 start to finish as well as I can quote Grease and Singing in the Rain.

Yes I'm male and yes I like fae. I especially like the work of Brian and Wendy Froud. (Consequently I'm not gay- not that I have a problem with gay people, several relatives and friends of mine are gay- what I am tired of is the implication that because I like crafts, fae, and musicals that I must be- come on people ;)

I am new to swap-bot, and have only been in a few swaps, so please be patient with me if I screw something up out of ignorance.

My girlfriend just joined the site as well, and she is quite the artist. Together we recently made some art cards that were well received.

I am open to all kinds of swaps, and am like getting what ever the sender likes to make. I think part of the magic of swaps is not knowing what is coming...

I spend much of my free time creating magic and mystery for others, because I don't believe there is enough wonder in the world anymore. (Google has killed mystery.)- So I enjoy including little surprises in my swaps....

***I am happy to receive darn near anything. Being 'picky' about what is sent isn't the reason I'm here. I appreciate effort, and beyond that I don't care if I "like" what is sent- I can be appreciative of intent and such... I find the bickering going on in the forums to be a waste of time and energy.

Favorite Books

As a bookbinder, it follows that I'm an antiquarian as well...

As a kid I read lots of Tolkien, Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury, and the like.

These days I tend to read technical books or even textbooks for enjoyment. My personal library contains foreign language dictionaries for over 100 different languages, and a large collection of books about bookbinding and the history of books (how recursive is that?!?)

Favorite Movies

Ok, I love movies. Let me say that again, I LOVE movies. This list is neither exhaustive or in any particular order. (Click the titles for YouTube Videos!)

Amelie (One of the greatest movies of ALL time)
Real Genius
Pump Up the Volume
Fright Night II
Singing In The Rain
The Hobbit (1977)

I'll add to the list later...

Favorite Television

My tv tastes change from day to day- and I often have either a tv show or movie playing in the background while I work on various projects, so I see quite a bit- Lately I've been really into UK television...

Again, here's a list, in no particular order (clickable):

The Mighty Boosh!!!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
Dr. Who

More to come...

Favorite Crafts

Hand bookbinding- everything from period correct bindings, archival study and preservation, to experimental ways of binding found objects or scrap.

Electronics. Yes I consider it a craft. If you're ever in a swap with me you may find out why...

Knitting. Taught myself to knit because I wanted a Harry Potter scarf.

Sewing. I'm experimenting with sewing + (other crafts)- such as sewing electronics into shirts, etc.

Paper crafts of most kinds.

I like to experiment and try new things. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.


+++ Never received ratings for swaps sent to:

emcdownald (Newbie Postcard Swap #2)


Comment: On March 17, just short of a week after the send date, you replied to a message from me with concern regarding the 'not sent' status. It is now over two weeks past the send date and I have not received another message nor a package, and your end still says 'not sent.' I will re-rate when I receive your package.
Rainsembellishments rated for Craft Me Empire Records! on Mar 26, 2013
Comment: WOW!! Completely AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much! I love it all! You definitely went above & beyond on this one! ;)
kiddomerriweather rated for Shiny Swap on Mar 23, 2013
Comment: I will rerate if I receive anything.
milla444 rated for Make Them Wonder Postcards on Feb 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your card and the nice text on it. :)
Rafirestorm rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: My whole family loves the robot you sent!! The girls at my office love him too. One wanted to buy him for a birthday present for her niece . It was just wonderful and thx for the extra food too!
dragonbait rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: oh wow! the robot is amazing. i love it!!! how cute his lunch bag was too sweet. i keep him on my desk. thank you so much. you are far more creative than i.
girlpicasso rated for Lots-O-Mail Robot Swap on Feb 13, 2013
Comment: I love him!!!!! Thanks so much! (the sack luck was great :) )
aprettyfailure rated for Make Them Wonder Postcards on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: Rare to get a bloke in a swap. Thanks for the lovely card and the interesting passage!
tigerlilly327 rated for “15 Minute” ATC on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: I love the ATC you sent me! It has such a great vibe to it. I'm going to keep the note you sent along taped to the back of it so it will have your name and the swap name and date on it. Thank you so much!
karli rated for Wild and weird postcards -4- on Feb 1, 2013
Comment: Nice card, and the stamp is cool, too! Karolina
AZBobbi rated for MAKE it BREAK it TAKE it FAKE it #1 on Jan 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Zuzu rated for Private ~ LostboY & Zuzu Letter Swap on Jan 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the "personalized" letter!
Response: Hehe, I thought you'd like Zuzu on there!
Comment: The books you made are absolutely amazing! If I could give a rating of 10 and 100 hearts, I would! Anyone who gets you as a swap partner is very, very lucky!
EmilyT rated for Wild and weird postcards -4- on Jan 28, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the fun card and crazy facts! I love old movies but I've actually never seen any of Reagan's, I should check netflix.
christaboos rated for Fountain Pen Pal - January 2013 on Jan 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful letter & energizer batteries. Have a great new year!!
Response: Did you get the UV LED to work? ;)
thetokyotako rated for 2013: The Year of the Snake on Jan 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for your year of the snake card! It was awesome. One of the best ATCs I've received so far! Thanks for the explanation letter too :)
Response: Did you get a chance to see it under a black light? :)
pynart2 rated for 2013: The Year of the Snake on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: WOW! Love the letter and Atc very nice, wish you could have lots of Hearts.
Comment: Uhm...Did not know that......Thnx for the card.
atanava rated for Newbie Postcard Swap #2 on Jan 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard ;-)
spiffytiffy rated for Newbie Postcard Swap #2 on Jan 6, 2013

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PukeFacedFreak on Apr 27, 2013:

I've come to announce that I will be looking for someone to Angel me for a monthly journal but am still willing to change your rating to a 3 instead of a 1 if you intend to follow through on the February journal (which I would love and have been patiently waiting and crossing my fingers).

PukeFacedFreak on Mar 28, 2013:

It's been two weeks since the send date for Feb. Journal and your side still says 'not sent.' Everything ok over there?

ln on Mar 20, 2013:

I love you, Lost Boy!

stlouisphile on Feb 15, 2013:


Welcome to Doctor Who Fans come on by our TARDIS (on the group forum) and introduce yourself!

alexalgebra on Feb 11, 2013:

YES! Bowie! Awesome :D

Yeah I have been one of the few dudes around here for a few years. Don't really mind it, except that I get people that assume I'm female sometimes and end up with envies of pink flowery things on occasion, LOL. No big deal, though.

alexalgebra on Feb 11, 2013:

Another dude! Awesome! Hi :D You sound rad, I was just creeping your profile...saw you in Blacklisted. Welcome to the Bot!

doulakk on Feb 6, 2013:

Aaah, I am your sender in the Lots-o-Mail Robot swap and was perusing your profile. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while doing so and just wanted to let you know.

Happy swapping! Kelly K

Snoskimouse on Jan 29, 2013:

Oh Hurray! Someone who appreciates the awesome Jane Lane! :D You brightened my day with that comment :3

You have a damn fine list of interests here, Major Kudos to you too!

pne on Jan 28, 2013:


toothteri on Jan 27, 2013:

Thank for alerting me to the fact that there is a Somewhere In Time fanclub! It is and always will be my favorite movie.

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