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ariestess

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

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

kfaye rated for April Dark Moon / The Morrigan on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice package you put together and I will check that website out ;)
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Comment: Lovely image and what a nice tribute to your cats :). Iam volunteering at a local tree giveaway to encourage more plantings but maybe something for the bunnies that passed through our lives should be added to I love the idea <3
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Comment: Wow! That is a lot of fanfiction :) i used to watch OUAT, but i stopped watching because it got confusing when i missed an episode here and there.
Response: I've never missed an ep. And there was a themed week or two recently [and another one this month], so I have a lot to read. LOL
5
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Comment: Thank you for your image and message :0)
Valkyrien rated for My Playlist in March 2018 on Apr 16, 2018
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charlenekolar rated for My Playlist in March 2018 on Apr 15, 2018
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Artistic rated for Vignette Character Study on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: An interesting and compelling world you've created. Enjoyed the vignettes, especially #1 Rabbit where you focused on description, and #3 with its foreshadowing. FWIW: Maybe it's time to type The End and move to the next story. That's my personal mission with one I've had for eight+ years. (Do you need me to send the longhand back to you or do you have a copy?)
Response: You can keep the longhand. I have copies of it on my computer now. I'm a little too stubborn to give up on the whole world just yet. LOL
smadronia rated for CL: March Reading Log -Electronic on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the reading log, and for the bonus February one!
LMeowkin rated for April Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Apr 9, 2018
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Lorellie rated for Postcard to a Sister on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for a lovely thought :)
oceanilumn rated for SPOTIFY ~ Your Top Songs 2017 ~ on Apr 7, 2018
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Jjean rated for CL: March Reading Log -Electronic on Apr 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow, long list.....interesting...thank you for sharing.......:)
Chaosfay rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your story.
CajunLady rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 31, 2018
5
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angelasunshine3 rated for ESG: Fantasy Vacation on Mar 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you.
spicemom rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Aj Thank you il liked your answers Spicemom
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really cute PC...have it displayed.... :) :) Happy Spring
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: Fantasy Vacation on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I’m with you on kinda going with the flow on holidays rather than planning a full itinerary. It is nice to have some ideas of what to do while away without being tied into a set plan.
Tigra18 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 24, 2018
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jukejan rated for March Equinox Pick 7 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lotus ATC, first of all. I use a lotus in a meditation often. Your package was filled with wonderful goodies and I need to look up all of the stones for their properties. Tea looks good and I appreciate all the work that went into the cards. Thanks for a great swap with all the rest of the thoughtful items.
Response: Glad you liked it all! I didn't actually make the cards. They were in my stash and literally jumped out at me to send to you.

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Comments

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

MCGalaxy on Dec 31, 2017:

Deco your friends profile New Year 2018

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