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ariestess

ariestess
Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: January 23, 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

nancylee rated for 2018 Chinese Year of the Dog on Jan 23, 2018
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Comment: What fun, I appreciate the poem and artwork, line drawing is classic! Thank you
Response: Glad you liked them!
BTim rated for SPOTIFY ~ Your Top Songs 2017 ~ on Jan 23, 2018
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Comment: Loved hearing about your songs!
Response: I was rather amused by them, that's for sure!
KSENiA rated for CL: December Reading log - Electronic on Jan 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
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Comment: Hearts in advance to start your year off nicely - looking forward to seeing what's in there at the end of 2018! :0)
Response: I hope you like it!
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Comment: Enjoyed the list - and thanks for the links too. The archive site is a new one to me - thanks!
Response: I live for AO3 and the fanfic that abounds, both as a reader and a writer.
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njstauter rated for New Year's Day Q&A (electronic) on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: I don't check emails and so this rating is late. It is fun reading. Thanks.
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Comment: loved all your answers
JadeChoi rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much i will enjoy listening to these :)
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Comment: I have heard amazing things about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! Congrats on achieving your goals and good luck on everything in 2018!
melsanchez rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your list! I'll admit I don't know many of the songs you put in there. Got some listening to do!
ElenaMaz rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing, I had to google the candy, we don't have them in Mexico, parma violets look interesting :)
Response: I get the Rainbow Drops and Parma Violets from my bestie in the UK. She spoils me muchly. LOL
Hugsie86 rated for My Playlist in December 2017 on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist. I have to admit that I never heard of any of the songs in it! lol I hope NaNoWriMo went well. It was the first year I actually succeeded in writing 50,000 words!
Response: I did very well for NaNo, thank you! Won again. I have eclectic taste in music, but I go in waves of obsession with my music, too. LOL
kimhoay rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with me! 💜
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Comment: thanks
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Comment: Thank u for the New years 2018 image, may ur new years be very special and a celebration for good things to come.
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Jannified rated for Currently I'm #2 on Dec 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers Kelli! Cheers to another brand new year (:

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Comments

MCGalaxy on Dec 31, 2017:

Deco your friends profile New Year 2018

erickalin on Dec 31, 2017:

KJ

erickalin on Dec 31, 2017:

GH

erickalin on Dec 31, 2017:

NEW

tinashepard on Dec 31, 2017:

I Pledge to Rate

Aynora on Dec 30, 2017:

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angelbowen on Dec 30, 2017:

I couldn't decide which one to leave so I just left both 2018 New Years pictures. Hope you like them.

Swap:Deco your friends profile New Year 2018

♥ ♥ Best wishes for you in 2018 ♥ ♥

angelbowen on Dec 30, 2017:

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Swap:Deco your friends profile New Year 2018

♥ ♥ Best wishes for you in 2018 ♥ ♥

LizH on Dec 30, 2017:

Happy New Year 2018

Moominbrooke on Dec 27, 2017:

Thank you for the driftwood, acorn and rocks in Oct :0)

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