For the Imaginative Writing Group and Fantasy PenPal Swap: Hello, my name is Ecthelion, but you can call me Etele. I am an elve and I live in Middle Earth. I was born during the First Age, and died in the Fall of Gondolin. I was remade in the Third Age. You can read a lot about me in canon works, but the history books do not tell all. I have told more of my story in my book, 'Secret Agent Elve'. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Etele, Lord of the Fountain
PINTEREST SWAPPERS - PLEASE NOTE - All of my boards will be Middle Earth related. If you expect or want realism in your boards, please take a moment to block me so that I will not receive you as a swap partner. I have no problem with someone blocking me. I will not dislike you if you do. I just don't want anyone to be disappointed in the boards that I do. I really enjoy putting my boards together. They are MY escape from my boring and humdrum life.
Mini-Update - for thriftstore swaps, I really like journals.
Update - November 2012 - I am very caught up in NaNoWriMo this year. This is my first time doing it, and my brain has turned either to mush or jello. Not sure which. I am having a great time writing my novel. It is slash fanfiction. What else?
Update - Sept 2012 - I absolutely love slash fanfiction. I read everything I can get my hands on, and I write slash when I am not reading it. While this may not be your cup of tea, I love it. I love the freedom it gives me to write about things I would not normally write about. If you do not know what Slash fanfiction is I will let you research it on the Internet. I also write "normal" things, mostly poetry, and, yes, children's stories. You can find that writing at www.writing.com/authors/noelanicat.
Well, I finally decided to give myself a name on swapbot, instead of User 3775. Cynaemon is a nickname I have used since I was 19. It is an anagram of the first and last letters of my many names. It should be pronounced cinnamon, as in the spice. Hope you like it. :O)
My profile picture is one of my favorite Zentangles. It is called "Mysterious", and is my BabyCat hiding behind a mask.
You can read my many stories and poems on Writing.com. Read about BabyCat and her beloved world of Catuary.
Update - May 2012 - My newest online passion is reading and writing Lord of the Rings Fanfiction. I wrtie under the name of Little Grey Fountain at www.fanfiction.net.
Update - October 2011 - I just want to thank all of you for your lovely and positive messages. I am doing so much better these days, and am really enjoying being back here at Swapbot.
Update - July 2011. - So here I am back again. I have really missed Swapbot, and will be trying to contact people and get some of the old swaps done. As I have said, I was laid off from my last job, two years ago now, and then last year was hit by the semi-truck. Thankfully, my life is sort of back on track. My case is settled, and I do have a "new" car finally. I am doing well health wise. Still do not have a full-time job, but am playing the piano at a couple of local churches, which brings in a little money. I really hope I can get going again here. Wish me luck.
Update, - November 2010 - Well, still have not found another job. The poor economy has not helped. Have also lost my last piano job so even though that was only a drop in the bucket, it is now gone.
I was hit by a semi-truck in June, and my car was totaled. I am okay physically, just had some minor bruises and whiplash. We were really lucky. Didn't have a car for two months, but finally have a car again. Unfortunatly, owe money on that. I manage to scrape by every month, with a little help from my sisters, but haven't even been able to afford a postage stamp. Don't know when I will ever get my life back together. I am so sorry about my swapbot swaps, but as helpless to do anything about them at present. Hoping things will be better next year.
Update, September 2009 - As many of you know I am way behind on my swaps. I was laid off in August, and it really threw me. The first few weeks I was just too depressed to do anything. Since then, I have spent most of my time looking for another job, with no luck. They say job-hunting is a full time job, and it really is.
However, that is really no excuse for my not being more responsible here. I have finally got my head on straight and will be sending out the swaps I owe. Fortunately, most of them are done. Just a matter of getting them sent off. Please bear with me as I put my life back together. My apologies to all.
Hi, I want to thank this community for the warm welcome and encouragement I have received. I am still working on clearing up all those old ones, and slowly but surely getting them done. Thanks for your patience as I work on this goal.
IF I FORGET TO RATE YOU, PLEASE PM ME AND REMIND ME. THANKS.
Play the piano, love my cats, love making and trading altered books, journals and zentangles.
As you can see I have come a long way since I came back. The recent threes are upgrades from some of the ones from the past, and I do not blame those people for giving me threes, as it was over a year before they received their items. Other people were generous to give me 5's. If you have any questiosn about my account, please PM me. Thanks.
Recent upgrades from ones:
crescendo rated for Summer mini journal - 15 pages on Oct 16, 2011
Comment: I very much appreciate you coming back to SB and surprising me with the altered book summer journal. Love how you used the children's book as the foundation. May you have many happy summers to come.
Response: Hi, Crescendo, Thanks so much. It is good to be back. And I am glad you liked the journal. I had very happy memories of you and I so enjoyed making it for you.
Martij rated for I Wish I could on Aug 24, 2011
Rating: 3 Comment: beautiful journal.
Response: Hi, Joyce, Thanks so much for your re-rating. I am glad you liked the journal.
hoosiergirl rated for List Of 100 Things That Happen Around Me on Aug 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for contacting me and making up this swap! What a GREAT list and I love the way you used a scrapbook type format. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into it :0). I an enjoying reading the list. Thanks
Response: Thanks so much. I really enjoyed putting it together for you, and glad you liked the format.
Handel's Suite in D Minor for piano, especially the third movement - Sarabande. That is my favorite piece to play, and I play it every opportunity that I get. Hande's Messiah. Anything by Handel. Not only do I love listening to Handel's music, I also love to play it on my piano. I have also had the privelege of performing the Messiah many times with the Ventura County Choir and Symphony. It is an awesome experience to sing the whole score. I am a first soprano.
I love hard rock from the 60's. Love Adam Lambert and Carrie Underwood. I love old gospel music, which is really fun to play.
Forever Young, Forever Free; Silent Running; Satirycon, Mad Max movies, Harry Potter movies, Japanese monster movies, and some cult classics, like The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Anything Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars. Love Reality TV. The original Star Trek.
I have been making altered books for years, and have really perfected my techniques. I love the shabby chic look obtained with these books. My goal for 2012 is to make enough altered books to sell at least one a week on Etsy. I am The Writer's Paw on Etsy.
I was just going through my ATC collection. Just the shear volume of my work is amazing. I have made over 500 ATC's, and traded with some awesome people.
I also love doing zentangles and zentangle inspired art. I have over 80 in my collection in just 4 months.
Way back at the dawn of time I was a member of the Embroider's Guild of America, and love doing all kinds of needlework. My favorite is probably needlepoint.
I taught myself to sew when in college and made my sister's wedding dress. And i love to crochet.
But my REAL art is my piano playing. I love to perform so much. I am a professional pianist and a former member of the National Association of Musician's Union. We don't currently have a Union here where I live. I play for the local Anglican and Methodist churches. I played for two weddings in April 2012
I will be explaining some of the ones that I have received which I think are undeserved, but before I do I would like to say that I have met many wonderful, kind and understanding people on this site, and I value their friendship greatly. I look forward to many more swaps with the wonderful people in this community. And I am most happy to be here. Peace, Nathalie
Looking through my profile at the ones that I have, and it occurs to me that I do not have that many open or unsent swaps, therefore I should not have that many ones. After careful inspection, I find that a lot of the swaps I sent out were never re-rated from a 1 to a 3 or 5. After further investigation, I find that many of these people have not been on Swapbot for over two years. It is my understanding that even if you send a swap out late your partner should at least rate you a three, since they have received the swap. Obviously many people do not give people even that little bit of respect. So I am posting all the swaps I have been in and sent out which were not re-rated, as they should have been. Also, it is my understanding that people should at least give you a chance top send out a swap, and a chance to be re-rated. Obviously there are people who who do not feel they need to abide by that rule either. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Certainly you can still choose to not have me participate in your swap. Fine. That is your choice and your loss.
Explanation for ones:
I am soooo bored swap...
Response: I know this was mailed out. If you did not receive it, please contact me, so I can resend it. Thanks, nathalie.
Also, the other six people I sent to in this swap received their items and rated me a 5. I don't know if this person's was lost in the mail or what, but have never been able to contact her. Have tried to contact but received no response.
This is the email which I sent her:
Date: Mar 26, 2009 To: BtrflyMoominLvr87 Subject: i am soooo bored Hi, Marguerite, I see you have given me a one rating on this swap. Did you not receive the package I sent, or did you not like it? I know I sent it. I remember mentioning the fact that I only knew one other person named Marguerite, and that I thought it was a neat flower. Thanks, nathalie
She has been partially suspended and has not been on swapbot since July 2009. I have never heard from her.
My favorite color is Periwinkle. i love the combination of purple, pink and forest green. I really can't think of any colors which I dislike.
Some inexpensive things I would like: Gel pens. You can get nice gel pens for about $2 at Office depot, and I never seem to have enough. I don't use "inexpensive" papers, or writing pads, etc. from the Dollar Store. They do not last, and I consider them a waste of time. Tea bags, you can always send me a couple of tea bags. Love all kinds of tea, and am very adventuresome. I like scrapbook papers, even bits and pieces that most people would not use.
@ElixirTree for Christmas Card Swap x 10
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