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Date Joined: March 17, 2013
Last Online: January 10, 2014
Birthday: October 23, 1990
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, my dears. I'm Niko, but I often go by the diminutive form of Kolya. Very nice to meet you.

I just graduated from college with a Bachelor's in English and am still struggling a little bit settling into a job. I spend most of my time job hunting, writing, editing, and volunteering.

I suppose if I had to describe myself, I would say I fit mostly into the gothic-romantic subculture. I enjoy reading anything and everything I can get my hands on, creating my own stationary, night-time gardening, throwing fancy dress dinner parties, frequenting industrial nightclubs, and fiction writing.

I very much look forward to getting to know this site better, and sending out lots of fun little things to all you lovely people. Thanks for reading.



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Music: Bowie, Placebo, New Order, Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Psychedelic Furs, Pulp, The Jam, Nick Cave, NIN, The Smiths, X Japan, Dir en Grey, Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois

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Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Velvet Goldmine, Shawshank Redemption, Ghost World, Beetlejuice, The Cement Garden, My Own Private Idaho, Labyrinth, Stand By Me, Shortbus, V for Vendetta, Trainspotting, The Sandlot, Lo, Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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Authors: Zadie Smith, Natsuo Kirino, Toni Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Koji Suzuki, Koushun Takami, Neil Gaiman, Iris Chang, William S. Burroughs, Haruki Murakami

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Television: Lost, Doctor Who, Fresh Prince, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, Angry Beavers, The Nanny, Futurama

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Colors: Black, brown, crimson, forest green, silver

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Scents: Vanilla, coconut, mango, lavender, citrus

Swap Likes

cross Handwritten letters

cross Stationary/writing paper

cross Gothic paraphenilia

cross Coffee

cross Tea (I will love you forever if you send me new flavors)

cross Candy/chocolate

cross Articles/newspaper clippings

cross Photos

cross Postcards

cross Old books/new books

cross Feminist literature

cross Music

cross Scented things/candles

cross Recipes

cross Lip balms/salves

cross Makeup (dark)

cross Tarot cards

cross Ghost/scary stories

cross Silver rings (I collect them)

cross Anything Ravenclaw related from Harry Potter

cross Anything glam/glitter rock

cross Anything related to my favorite bands listed

cross LGBTQ things

Swap Dislikes

cross Religious propaganda

cross Anything hateful, bigoted, racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, classist, fatphobic, etc. etc.

cross Sports related things

cross Cultural appropriation in any manner


I usually rate as soon as I receive a swap and try to give the benefit of the doubt. If you haven't been rated yet, it is because I haven't received anything. I'll always send a message before rating a 1 or a 3 so if anything went wrong, it can be resolved.

Please also send me a message if you haven't received anything from me. I make sure to send everything out on time, but the postal service is run by humans after all. I will be happy to resend anything if it gets lost. :)

Pet Peeves

It saddens me that I have to add this section, and I hope not to come off as bitchy, but please (please!) do not send me things related to Roma, Native American, African or any other marginalized or oppressed (by white people) culture if you are ignorant of it. There is absolutely no shame in not knowing about a culture, but please don't send me something, for example, that is a stereotype of Romani people under the label "g--sy" (which is a racial slur) or knockoffs of Native American art made by non-Native American people. It is insulting, disrespectful and will not leave us on good standing. I don't say this to scare anyone or to be mean, it's just a matter of respect and basic decency which I believe all people and cultures are owed. Thank you for reading, and if you have any questions on this, I will be happy to answer them.

Here is a picture of a cat in a dinosaur costume to make this section less negative.



Hollycarole92 rated for NaNoWriMo Buddies on Dec 2, 2013
Comment: Thanks for being a fabulous NaNoWriMo partner! ^_^ It was such a great experience and I hope to see you in future NaNo's!
Comment: Haha! Loved it!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you feel better now. It makes me want to put my fist in the air and yell, "YES! That's right!"
HannaMcGowin rated for Spooky Halloween Questionaire on Nov 2, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed reading it.
ArtTeachToBe rated for Spooky Halloween Questionaire on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Thanks your email was fun to read! Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!
CzechFriend rated for Foreign languages! on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: ありがとう Thank you very much for your card written in Japanese!
Chaz rated for Spooky Halloween Questionaire on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Fun letter to read!
sammybongo rated for Spooky Halloween Questionaire on Oct 23, 2013
Comment: I love your Halloween answers. Happy Halloween. You sound like a true Halloween lover.
Alishab rated for Shared Knowledge Journals #7 on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Thanks! (And I love your handwritting...wish my writing looked so nice :)
cynaemon rated for Pinterest ~ Gothic on Jul 6, 2013
Response: Thank you for the rating!
TrixieShakewell rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 3 on Jul 3, 2013
Comment: awesome thank you for sharing! :p
Response: And thank you as well. :)
mermaidgirl rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 3 on Jul 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Sure thing! Thank you for rating!
jclove rated for Pinterest ~ Vintage on Jun 30, 2013
Comment: Woah, I love your board! I don't usually pair Halloween and vintage. What a great idea! This was very fun for me to look at. Costumes were so different once upon a time! Some of them are very humerus :)
Response: Very happy that you liked it. Thanks so much for the rating!
Darkestlina rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 3 on Jun 28, 2013
Comment: Loved your answers. They were really good. And went I think I might like this person :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed them. <3 Thanks!
nightrainboww rated for Pinterest ~ Vintage on Jun 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Halloween themed board! :)
Response: Sure thing, thanks so much for the rating. <3
Samettinyytti rated for Pinterest ~ Vintage on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: Wow, those pictures are so cool and creepy. Amazing.
Response: Very glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the rating :)
kafekafe rated for Pinterest ~ Vintage on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Haha that was a really creepy board! I could never really grasp Halloween, but thank you for sending & rating ;)
Response: Thank you as well. :)
cristie rated for Pinterest ~ Vintage on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Great board :)
Response: Thank you :)
latentsmile rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 3 on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Really enjoyed reading your answers. Hoping to get a some dungeon time myself here sometime soon. <3
Response: Hope you do! It sounds like so much fun. :) Thanks for the rating!
BluGinhm rated for Shared Knowledge Journals #6 on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Interesting article and entry! Thanks for sending.
Response: Sure thing. Thanks for the heart. <3
LaraCuillere rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 3 on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the answers!! :)
Response: Sure thing, thank you for rating! :)

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LadyBathory on Jan 5, 2014:

Welcome Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please familiarize yourself with our New Member requirements. Thanks for joining us!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Nov 2, 2013:

Just wanted to say I love you! So much!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Oct 23, 2013:

It's your birthday, happy birthday to you! I do have a little birthday gift for you, but it won't go out until later this week. I adore you my love! I hope your birthday is amazing! You deserve the world and EVERYTHING that is beautiful (like you) in it! I hope you have BIG plans! I love you so much Kolya and I hope today is magical and that you feel like a kid in a candy store! Big hugs and huge kisses! I love you boo boo!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Aug 9, 2013:

Hello My love! You haven't been online in a bit and I haven't heard from you in about the same amount of time....I hope all is well? I have sent you a few things in the mail, I hope you have gotten them. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you my heart! XOXOXO

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jul 25, 2013:

Oh love love love, MY LOVE! I just got your awesome care package filled with my mostest favoritest yummiest candy!!! Thank you!!! It was just the fix I needed. Yay! And the little note tickles me because I love seeing your handwriting. I cannot thank you enough baby....it came at the perfect time. You can ignore or delete my previous needy comment now that I've got my temporary Kolya fix..... I love you!!! So much! More than anything! In the entire, beautiful, and amazingly vast galaxy! XOXO

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jul 25, 2013:

3rd PC came =) I miss you soooooo much! But I'm looking forward to the longest letter and most awesome-est package ever to make up for it Xb Sara is sad about her bday gift because she is sure it was awesomely amazing and some asshat has it somewhere between Virginia and California....big time sad face. Well babydoll, I know you're silly busy and exhausted when you do arrive home, but don't forget about me and know that I think of you daily! I love you mucho....I'm going thru withdrawals from my Kolya Bear...xoxo

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jul 4, 2013:

Yay! I'm happy that you're happy! I can't wait to hear back from you! I hope you're doing something fun today, eating yummy food, drinking cold drinks, relaxing and waiting for the fireworks!....Big tight slight groping filled hug! :o)

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jul 4, 2013:

Happy 4th of July! I hope you're enjoying your cousin! Have you opened my package yet? Eeeek I can't wait! XOXO

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jun 29, 2013:

Okay, it just left Bell Gardens CA at 9:35am....so, I don't believe its lost, but sadly I don't think it will be to you until Monday or possibly even Tuesday since it hasn't been processed in your city yet....grrr....it even says on the receipt that it would be there today =(

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail on Jun 29, 2013:

Oh god...I'm going to cry....I should have paid the eatra to have it delivered sooner =( oh I'm soooooo sorry....I'm going to find my receipt with the tracking number so I can track it. Monday....I'm hoping for Monday....the witch at the post office promised Saturday....for ten more dollars it could have come last Monday, next time I'll pay it. I can't handle this stress...I really hope it isn't lost.. I'm going to track it now, I'll let you know whats up soon.....xoxo

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