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ariestess

ariestess
Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: October 16, 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

    PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • 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.

PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • 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

Ratings

ladyjbug rated for ESG: Fill-in the blanks on Oct 11, 2018
5
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Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating. I got your stuff on time, and I had rated someone I got earlier, and for some reason thought I had rated all my replies. Didn't click until I logged in today that I had screwed up. I loved your answers, especially your immediate family being your chosen family. Thanks and have a great day!
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
StagKing rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the playlist!
Mishi rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Great list
5
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Comment: Your playlist was very interesting, filled with very nice music. Thank you for sharing it!
Response: Enjoy! I hope you find something you like!
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist. I'm really liking it so far, plus I completely forgot about Sarah Brightman. I enjoyed re-listening to that album and I have a feeling I'll love the rest of the playlist. Especially since I see a couple songs on here from my favorite artists (In this moment and Apocalyptica ) that I haven't heard yet.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you find some good stuff in there. Brightman's Dive is one of my lifetime favorite albums.
StacyReneeArt rated for My Playlist in September 2018 on Oct 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the playlist! Quite a few that I'd never heard before!
Response: Enjoy! I hope you find something you like!
Artstamper rated for Zentangle Coins - USA only on Oct 2, 2018
5
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Comment: Very pretty coins, thanks so much. I like the color you added.
Response: Glad you liked them!
PineappleTarts rated for ESG: Fill-in the blanks on Sep 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank You
TinySleepyfox rated for ESG: Fill-in the blanks on Sep 28, 2018
5
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your email :D thx for sharing this little piece of you with me
5
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Comment: Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
5
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Comment: Thanks for your reading log. I will have to look up a few things you mentioned, especially the 6 week Zentangle book
Response: The Zentangle books are wonderful. I'm really digging exploring my art with Zentangle.
Kraftylady777 rated for Zentangle & Pass 9 - USA only on Sep 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Uneteadlane rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 15, 2018
5
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Comment: A very good list! Thank you so much! I loved it so much!
bluecrayons rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 9, 2018
5
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beckyrosalie rated for Insta Tarot (Round 4) on Sep 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the reading! It was very accurate!
gojenn rated for Zentangle & Pass US - Round 10 on Sep 8, 2018
5
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Comment: The card is looking great! Thanks!
rainydayangie rated for Insta Tarot (Round 4) on Sep 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the reading! And what a lovely deck!
jenidleman rated for My Playlist in August 2018 on Sep 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! Always interesting to see what everyone is listening to. :)
Walks4Bling rated for ZENTANGLE/DOODLE my STATE! on Sep 6, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank You!! 😁

Rating Overview

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782 1633 1 0
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Comments

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!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/267248

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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