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ariestess

ariestess
Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: December 8, 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

5
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Comment: Thank you! I will "sock " it away haha!:0)
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in November 2018 on Dec 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! Loved listening to it.
farangelinan rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #27 on Dec 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the list. My favourite song was the one by Alice Merton ❤
Response: I like that one, too.
BTim rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Dec 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your songs! (Even though Hamilton didn't make the list in October) ;-)
Response: LOLOL I'll have to see where it ranks at the end of the year.
MitchR rated for My Playlist in November 2018 on Dec 4, 2018
5
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Comment: 2 Cellos is awesome! I love how eclectic the list is. Nicely done!
annim rated for My Playlist in November 2018 on Dec 4, 2018
5
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aejohnson05 rated for My Playlist in October 2018 on Dec 2, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist (and for resending)! I love the greatest showman so much too!
Klbbird2 rated for Tangle My Name on Dec 2, 2018
5
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Comment: I love it!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful tangle! :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it!
AddictWithAPen rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #27 on Dec 2, 2018
5
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Comment: This isn't anything I'm used to listening to so it was cool to discover these songs
Response: I have a lot of playlists, both in Spotify and in iTunes, but I love my Release Radar every week, as it gives me new stuff to listen to.
Basicallyhades rated for Bring A Smile #1 on Nov 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Loved the comment, thank you!! You got my style right down and I love Calcifer :)
Response: Glad you liked it! Calcifer is so awesome!
MilliePenpals rated for Quick recipes for NaNo on Nov 22, 2018
5
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auralily rated for November Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Nov 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I've got it tucked away to open at the holiday :)
Gatzcat rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #26 on Nov 19, 2018
5
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Comment: You're kind of all over the place with your music like me. Thanks for sending. I enjoyed it.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the package full of gifts
breethefrog rated for Just Write # 21 - A Poem on Nov 18, 2018
5
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Comment: I enjoyed your poem. The presentation is pretty too! Thank you.
Gatzcat rated for ESG: THE ABC'S OF ME on Nov 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending. You had a lot of great thought out answers. It's funny how a lot of us have an "eclectic" style. I said the same thing.
jordanmichaels rated for Bring A Smile #1 on Nov 15, 2018
5
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Comment: The duckling was my favorite. Thank you!
Mishi rated for Bring A Smile #1 on Nov 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank You
annim rated for Bring A Smile #1 on Nov 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! Love it :)
BabyBee78 rated for Bring A Smile #1 on Nov 13, 2018
5
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Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1156 63 63
Completed Fives Threes Ones
800 1668 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
400 74 326 0
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Comments

Basicallyhades on Nov 30, 2018:

Bring a smile #1 (but take 2!!!)

ariel

Hope you're having a lovely day !! :)

Basicallyhades on Nov 19, 2018:

Bring a smile #1 ariel hope you're having a swell day!

p.s sorry for this being late- I came down with pneumonia

jordanmichaels on Nov 15, 2018:

Mishi on Nov 13, 2018:

Bring A Smile #1

aralyn on Nov 13, 2018:

snek

Bring A Smile #1

What a cutie!! Have an awesome day :) -Emma

BabyBee78 on Nov 13, 2018:

Bring A Smile #1

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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