Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 5:58 am


Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: August 19, 2018
Birthday: December 4, 1969
Country: United States
The Dark Avalon Scrolls
My Etsy Store
My deviantART [may contain spoilers]

On Time Zones

Because it has become an issue recently, I must add this information: I live in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. That puts me in the Pacific Standard/Daylight Timezone, aka PST/PDT.

When I send out a swap, I send it by 11:59pm in MY timezone.

I don't cater to anyone else's timezone. As long as the swap is sent out and marked as sent by the end of the day in my timezone, it's still listed as sent on time, as this is the way it was explained to me when I joined Swap-Bot over 6 years ago.

If this is an incorrect way of going about sending out swaps, I request that people link me to the section of the rules/FAQs where it says otherwise. Until then, this is the way I will continue to operate with my swaps.

On Communication & Swaps

On Sending Swaps

I press "sent" when I put the item in my mailbox or drop it off at the post office down the street. This sometimes means that I have missed the day's pickup, which means it'll go out the following day. I do try to take holidays and weekends into account when sending items out.

If you should receive a swap from me that's marked postage due, please PM me and let me know how much was owed and your paypal address, and I'll refund it to you.

On Rating Swaps

I admit I've been slow in getting some ratings done in the past. The issues that predicated that should be dealt with now, so I will rate as quickly as I can upon receiving your swap.

I DO consider the send by date a requirement to getting a "5" on a swap. This is how it was explained to me when I first joined this site, and it's how I've always worked with my ratings. For further information, please see below on how communication can adjust this.

On Communication

I'm BIG on communication. If I'm going to be late with a swap, I will PM you [and usually the swap coordinator, as well] with an ETA of when it will be sent, as well as once I've actually sent it. If I have tracking on a package for you, I'll PM you with that information, as well.

If you communicate with me that your swap will be late before the deadline, I'm usually quite good about still giving you a "5" if you keep up with your end of the bargain and send by your revised send date. If you don't communicate with me before the deadline, I don't know that there may be extenuating circumstances, so I will rate accordingly.

About Me

The short version

Dyke. Pagan. Pet lover. Writer. Creatrix.

The long version

I was born on 4 December 1969, which makes me a Sagittarius with Libra moon & Scorpio ascendant. But I was born like 3-odd weeks early, or so I'm told, so I need to look into the variations for a cusping Capricorn yet. At 10 years old, I knew I was at least bisexual, and that there was more for me than conventional Christianity. So eventually I came out to my family: In 1994 as a pagan & in 1995 as a lesbian. I interchangeably call myself either pagan or witch, and follow an eclectic solitary tradition. Despite the "chic-ness" of how it sounds, mine is a rather personalized path, currently more fluid than rigid, and will quite possibly stay that way. I've come to feel that life is more fluid than rigid, so I believe it's better to 'go with the flow' than try to hold back the flood.

I currently live in a fabulous house in the Puget Sound area with my partner and our good friend, as well as 4 cats. We've nicknamed our house "3 Dogs House" and all have nicknames :: I am Spotty, my partner is Doggie, and our friend is Soggy.

I have been writing in one form or another since I was about 7yo. Writing is in my blood; I can't NOT do it. Primarily I write poetry, fanfiction and original fiction, though I am known to dabble in meta from time to time.

I like a little bit of everything, but I'm seriously opinionated. I can be very silly...or very serious.

If you have a question, ask. Depending on how personal it is, I may answer it or I may not.

On Christmas & Easter

As stated in my "about me" section above, I am pagan. While I primarily celebrate Yule and the Spring Equinox/Ostara, I am happy to receive swap items that are related to Christmas and Easter, provided they aren't religious in nature.

If you have questions about any other holidays, please feel free to PM me about it.

Favorite Crafts

  • crochet
  • cross stitch
  • scrapbooking
  • doodling
  • painting
  • making cards
  • iris fold
  • beading
  • jewelry making
  • making candles
  • making spa goodies

Favorite Colors

  • purple
  • pink
  • black
  • silver
  • copper
  • jewel tones

Things I Collect

  • donkeys
  • sea glass
  • lighthouses
  • bottles of water

    I have a good-sized collection of bottles of water collected from various places around the world. I use these in some of my rituals, and love to add to my collection.

  • harbor seals
  • hyenas
  • african painted dogs
  • snakes

    Main favorites :: eastern/western diamond back rattlesnakes, black mambas, king cobras, & aruba island rattlesnakes

Things I Love To Get

  • anything from my collections above
  • anything purple [bonus points if it's sparkly]
  • fun postcards
  • stickers
  • fun note cards to use
  • fun stationery to use
  • pens & markers [I prefer 0.5mm or fine point pens]
  • fun little stuff to put in my bujo
  • yarns of all types
  • Disney stuff [especially Eeyore, Princess & the Frog, & Moana]
  • Miyazaki stuff [especially My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki's Delivery Service]
  • Don Bluth movies
  • coloring books
  • little toys & trinkets
  • silly putty
  • stuffed animals
  • toys & treats for my cats
  • candy

    prefer dark chocolate to milk or white chocolate, UNLESS it's good Swiss-type milk chocolate


  • Kinder Egg toys

    The whole, unopened eggs themselves are illegal in the US, but I love collecting and making the toys. I won't honestly miss the chocolate all that much.

Things I Do Not Want

For the most part, if you send me something that meets swap requirements, but I can't use personally, it will go into a bin I have of "pay it forward" items that are used for other swaps or just to send to people randomly.

That being said, there are some very specific things that I absolutely DO NOT WANT.


  • Makeup of any kind -- I don't wear it and won't use it
  • Perfumes of any kind -- Strong smells can trigger migraines
  • Obvious junk/trash -- If you wouldn't be happy to receive it or display it publicly, then neither will I


mellyrose89 rated for ESG: Favourite cover songs on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: Favourite music clips on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
elkalsa rated for ESG: Favourite music clips on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Boots and cats 😂😂😂
KSENiA rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #24 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Nice songs. Band of Horses sound intriguing.
KSENiA rated for CL: June Reading Log - electronic on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing
cqueen4 rated for My Playlist in July 2018 on Aug 4, 2018
LilyPuBear rated for My Playlist in July 2018 on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed reading your playlist. I see we have similar taste in bands. ✌
Response: Thanks! If you're into metal music, I highly suggest trying to find a band called Bound For Severance. Sadly, they're defunct now, but they've got killer music ...and my brother was their drummer for several years [& on both albums].
sweetsugartree rated for Act of Kindness on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, ariestess, for the notecards and artwork! I absolutely love "Zen-ature!" Amazing and mesmerizing! Not sure if it was on my profile page, but I love 'eyes!' Thanks so much for your effort!!! Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the Zentangle art! I love doing it, so thought it might be something you'd dig.
servingHim rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #24 on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
fatimahsb rated for My Playlist in July 2018 on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: amazing list ❤️❤️❤️
graciepie49 rated for Zentangle with color on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Hi AJ :-) . . . . Thank you very much for sending me your postcard along with the tangle tile for the swap. Both are really cool looking! I was new to seeing Verve used and I like it! I'll likely use the Verve tangle on my tile when I make it. I also enjoyed the metallic pencils you used and the Tombow pencils. I like the muted colors for this project.
Response: Verve is a new one for me, but I kinda like it. The muted colors just felt better with the metallics somehow. Glad you liked it!
Comment: I'm sorry I missed rating you when this beauty arrived,Thank you so much for your lovely work.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Ganjaprincess rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Loved the music thank you!
ITSkiaful rated for My Playlist in June 2018 on Jul 21, 2018
smadronia rated for CL: June Reading Log - electronic on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your log and your addition May reading log! I want to read Practical Magick myself
Response: I need to do a proper reread and also read the prequel that came out last year.
gojenn rated for Zentangle & Pass PC US ONLY - # 7 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Great card. Thanks!
Poftoffel rated for Cento Poetry on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous work! I love it! The way you presented the poem is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing!
Artstamper rated for USA Zentangle PC Swap #2 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Very nice tangles thank you for you lovely work.
Comment: Yes, I did get it! 😁 ❤ Thank you so much! The pumpkin head one was rad!
Chaosfay rated for July Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful gifts!

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splendorpursuit on Aug 19, 2018:

Hello Love,

I created my first swap, inspired my your monthly music swaps (thank you!). It’s to create a soundtrack (I think up soundtracks all the stinkin’ time). Hopefully you’ll join; i’d love to see what you come up with!


Helena8664 on Apr 13, 2018:

Happiest of upcoming Earth Days to you!

Electronic Profile Earth Day Celebration Swap

Artistic on Apr 12, 2018:

No, not give up the world. World building takes too long for a one-off! I meant write the next story in that world. Surely you have a secondary or tertiary character (or two or three or five) who has his/her/its own tale. Go write that sequel ... or series! (And now that that thought is in your head, the ideas should begin to form!) :) Write on!

turtlelove84 on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for coordinating the GROUP: ESG: Shuffle your music #22 Swap.

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njstauter on Apr 3, 2018:

As is said: Make every day an EARTH DAY Celebration

njstauter on Mar 5, 2018:

Profile Goddess Quotes....hope you like these two quotes and images

njstauter on Mar 5, 2018:

njstauter on Mar 5, 2018:

CajunLady on Mar 4, 2018:

Profile Goddess Quotes from ALW

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

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