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mkrick127

mkrick127
Date Joined: August 16, 2011
Last Online: March 9, 2018
Birthday: January 26, 1992
Country: United States
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About Me

ATTN SWAP HOSTS/SWAP PARTNERS -- If you are curious about my recent 3 rating, please scroll down and read my explanation. Thank you! :) Profile last updated: January 2018

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Hello there! My name is Marian and I am 25 years old. I love reading, writing, and creativity. In my free time I write books, exercise, create zines, keep a blog, and watch Netflix. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite candy is Reese's Pieces.

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  • Zines
  • Letters
  • Mail Art
  • ATC's
  • Emails

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  • Optimism, Positivity & Good Vibes
  • A great cup of coffee
  • Reading in bed
  • Handwritten letters & notecards
  • Christmas & the Holiday season
  • Weekends
  • Riding the train

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I try not to dislike too many things! If you put time & love into your swap I'm sure I'll love it too. :)

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I ask respectfully that you be patient about ratings! I do my best to rate as quickly as possible but I have a lot going on in my life and so sometimes I only get onto Swap-bot once a week.

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For the sake of future swaps, I would like to take the time to explain the 3 rating that I received for the Peace on Earth Mini Zine Swap.

In December 2017 I went through a traumatic event which triggered my depression & anxiety. I was committed to a couple of zine swaps (I love zine making) and did the best I could to produce high quality zines and get them to my swap partners on time. I fell behind on this swap. Mistakenly, I did not contact my swap partners. I've learned since then that I definitely should have (and in the future I definitely will).

I marked the zines as sent but was not able to get my copies made until two days later. I'm actually really proud of how this zine turned out (see a picture here, if you'd like: https://flic.kr/p/D99872). I also sent 2 extra mini zines to each of my partners as an apology.

One of my partners contacted me and demanded an explanation so I explained to her exactly what I said here (in different words. I've since deleted the messages and blocker because her words and actions upset me).

She rated me a 3 (Understandable. I was about a week late). But then she posted my entire message in the rating! The fact that I was going through a traumatic incident as well as depression and anxiety is very personal to me and I couldn't believe that she would out me like that! Especially because that is AGAINST Swap-bot's terms of services. She has since correct her actions but it is still upsetting to me to be outed like that even after I apologized. Maybe she was trying to punish me, but it felt like bullying and that is not ok.

So that's it. I made a mistake and my apology was not accepted. But that's ok. I've learned from my mistake and I know for next time that communication is key. :) I've decided to be honest on my profile because depression and anxiety are something that a lot of people go through. Just remember that you're not alone! My inbox is always open if you need to talk.

Ratings

samjowers rated for New Year's Resolutions Zine! on Jan 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: great little zine and wonderful resolutions! thanks for sending it!
Response: You're welcome! Happy new year! :)
PrairieKittin rated for New Year's Resolutions Zine! on Jan 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Great resolutions! Thank you!
Response: Your welcome. :) Happy New Year!
camelsamba rated for New Year's Resolutions Zine! on Jan 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Great goals, great zine. Good luck maintaining the positive attitude!
Response: I didn't actually send you this zine yet, since the deadline isn't until January 8th. I'm sure you will love my zine tho. :)
5
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Comment: Thanks for taking the time to walk me through your year. I'm happy for all of your successes and sorry for the disappointments. I'm curious to know what you ended up naming your puppy. I didn't make any New Year's Resolutions, but I do have some general goals that I'm working towards. I hope your 2018 is even better than your 2017, happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad you liked my letter! I hope your 2018 is better than your 2017 as well! :) We wound up sticking with Hazel which is the name that she was given when she was born. We just love it (and her!)
Suncloud rated for Share a Minizine on Dec 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful zines. I really enjoyed reading (and re-reading) it. It made my day.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Take care! <3
Elliepatterson rated for Peace on Earth Minizine on Dec 30, 2017
3
rating
Comment: This swap deadline for sending was 12/16 You marked sent on 12/21 It was post marked 12/23 Swap was received on 12/27 in a nicely deocrated envie including not one but three very nice zines. There was no communication from you that the swap would be late in sending. I am sorry but a little communication in this instance would have gone a long way with me. I sorry for your further comments to me but the facts speak for themselves.
Response: That was a PERSONAL message. It is unneccessary to go posting it on my PUBLIC page. Go be Sanctimonious somewhere else. If I'm ever is a swap with you again I will quit before partners are assigned.
seekingjoytoday rated for Peace on Earth Minizine on Dec 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great zine and the extras. I love how you make your zines.
Response: Thank you! I was experimenting with the rubber band binding because they had colored bands at Staples when I was copying. :)
pandorasxbox rated for Peace on Earth Minizine on Dec 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're quite welcome! :)
pandorasxbox rated for Winter Wanderer Mini Zine Swap on Dec 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the zine!
Response: You're quite welcome! :)
SparkJoy rated for Whatever Inspires You Minizine on Dec 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved both zines. Glad to receive from you again. Pinterest inspires me too!
Response: Glad you enjoyed! Pinterest is both inspiration and procrastination for me. Haha.
MuddyPuddle rated for Whatever Inspires You Minizine on Dec 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Oh my gosh, we're neighbors! Thanks for your "Inspired" minizine, and I LOVE your "50 More Questions to Ask Your Penpal." Clever and fun.
Response: Woohoo! Yay for PA residents. Haha. Glad you enjoyed!
kathiann rated for Gratitude Minizine on Nov 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing your gratitude and your holiday traditions. I enjoyed both minizines
Response: I'm so glad! :)
breethefrog rated for Gratitude Minizine on Nov 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for both mini zines. I like the simplicity of the watercolors in the gratitude one. And I look forward to checking out your Christmas playlist. I haven't heard any of those songs!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them! I've been trying out some different art techniques in my zines lately. Enjoy the tunes :)
SparkJoy rated for Gratitude Minizine on Nov 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the zines! Great format with the 2 sided pages. Hallmark Christmas movies are the best. I only have Netflix now though. I hope you can adopt a dog soon:)
Response: haha I'm hoping to get a dog once I get my own place :) Glad you like Hallmark movies too. They're one of my favorite things about the holiday season.
Meschultz rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Marian...I loved your mini zines. The Christmas one is my favorite but I also liked what you were thinking about in the other. I think about random stuff all the time. It was fun to see your thoughts!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! My little Christmas zine was one of my favorites to make. :)
Artstamper rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your fun zines. I especially like the illustrations in the Christmas one.
Response: Thank you! I am working on incorporating more art into my zines. :)
RooBaRoo rated for May mini zine on Jun 10, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Very interesting. I would visit your website :)
PrincessKristin rated for May mini zine on Jun 8, 2015
5
rating
 
nannydino rated for May mini zine on Jun 2, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Hi Marian, thank you for the zine...I really enjoyed reading about your random thoughts and I look forward to checking out your etsy shop and other writings...You have a lovely day and happy summer swapping to you :)xx
CircusOfLove rated for May mini zine on May 27, 2015
5
rating
 

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