Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 3:45 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2011
Last Online: July 5, 2018
Birthday: December 24, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

dreamer, vegan, athiest

Right now I am most interested in zines, mail art, and imaginative exchanges. I am very open to private swaps and happy to meet new people!

[As a vegan, it is offensive to me to receive products made from animals. I also have little patience for bigotry of any kind.]


I'm always up for hearing something new. I like a little bit of everything.

Some of the artists I like: Neil Young, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Nirvana, Joy Division, David Bowie, The Pogues, Led Zeppelin, Arnold Bax, Type O Negative, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley, The Cranberries, John Coltrane, Keb' Mo', Tab Benoit, Muddy Waters, Kate Bush, Type O Negative, Thelonius Monk, Eddie Harris, John Zorn, Belle & Sebastian, Danzig, Dinosaur Jr., Aphex Twin, Burzum


I enjoy a variety and will give any genre/author a shot!

Some I have particularly enjoyed:

Books: Jellicoe Road, Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, Slaughterhouse Five, Tender Morsels, Infinite Jest, A Clockwork Orange, Wuthering Heights, The Road, The Lorax, Hunger Games trilogy

Authors: David Foster Wallace, Melina Marchetta, H.P. Lovecraft, Joyce Carol Oates, Grimm Brothers, Emily & Anne Bronte

Fairy Tale Related (not just written word): I love the original Grimms' Tales and in general old tales and fables. (I will soon list a couple of my favorite tales here) I also enjoy modern retellings, such as Tender Morsels (Margo Lanagan) and Briar Rose (Jane Yolen). The Storyteller series (T.V.) by Jim Henson is incredible, the fairy tales more than the Greek. Into the Woods is a fun collaboration of tales, though I am not as in to musicals as I once was, but I like the addition of the horrific side of the tales and continuing unhappy endings. As a kid I loved the tale of Beauty and the Beast (not Disney).

Movies & T.V.

The Labyrinth, First Blood (Rambo), Dark Crystal, Almost Famous, Antichrist, Empire Records - also have a weakness for various Jane Austen and Bronte sisters adaptations, I watched many of these growing up

Directors: David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Jim Henson, Lars von Trier

Old T.V. w/o converter box, so these are watched via DVD: The Wire, Treme, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X-Files, Millennium, The Storyteller, Battlestar Galactica

Random Likes and Interests

  • community, local
  • animals
  • people
  • rain
  • nature
  • music
  • literature
  • hand-crafted
  • strange things
  • the "unexplained"
  • sexuality
  • Fantasy Art
  • depressing, horrific, gruesome, and disturbing
  • zines
  • recycled items
  • exploring
  • coffee shops and small cafes
  • trees and wooded areas
  • sustainable and frugal living
  • fair trade/equal trade
  • dreams
  • variety of colors
  • mythological & fantasy creatures & cryptids
  • mystical, magical things
  • fairy tales and folklore

Crafting, swapping, etc.

Currently interested in:

  • atcs
  • handmade postcards
  • handmade bookmarks
  • decos
  • various types of journals
  • creations from RECYCLED products

If you have another idea let me know, I'm up for a challenge ;)

Unless a swap is profile specific, please feel free to express yourself however you like! I love to see what others create and to learn new techniques.

Group stuff: I love being in groups that have great swaps and/or great forum action and try to be active in the groups I have joined. If a group has died or my participation is low to nonexistent I will not stick around, but may keep it in mind if something changes.


shelleym rated for MARCH: zine destash (no.1) on Apr 17, 2015
Comment: Wow, what a great selection of zines! Thank you so much for picking these out for me. I can't wait to dig into them. : )
Response: Yay! Enjoy!
edgetorn rated for FEB: Coded Message on a Postcard on Mar 6, 2015
Comment: Do you know how much I ::love:: this postcard?! I've never seen one like it before! Loved your code on the back! Thank you so much.
Response: So glad you liked it!
ZzMonstruozZ rated for OCT: Zine-go-round 15 on Dec 3, 2014
Comment: You know I love receiving swaps from you! ^_^
Response: :)
Susi rated for OCT - NOV: Flat Avatar Round 3 on Nov 11, 2014
Comment: I Love Hank! He's going to have a wonderful time here in AZ!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like him and excited for his adventures to begin!
Wingy rated for SEPT: Zine-go-round 14 on Oct 6, 2014
Comment: wow..this is a unique zine... gonna have to start on it for it to be ready for the next round...
rngstgstll rated for JUNE: Zine-go-round 13 on Jul 8, 2014
Comment: How festive for the season! I love the colors and images; they make me feel like summer :) And the bembeirau (not sure if I spelled that correctly) is well-loved. Have to keep the youngest family member from putting it around his neck and toting it around the house and the second to youngest from attempting to accompany her Katie Perry with it :)
Response: :) Fantastic!!
Moominbrooke rated for MAY: Zine-go-round 12 on Jun 10, 2014
Comment: Duly received! Now to do my part and sign up for the next go round.
FarStarr rated for APR: Doodlebomb PC on Apr 30, 2014
Comment: It took me this long to figure out that your card was for this swap! Thank you!
Response: Yikes! My complete apologies for not including the name on it.
BuniGrrl rated for MAR: Matryoshkelopes Round 3! on Mar 27, 2014
Comment: I received your Matroyshkalope today! Looking forward to creating a fun envelope for it in the next round :)
Response: Sounds good!
TangleCrafts rated for MAR: A Booklet of Artistamps #5 on Mar 12, 2014
Comment: Love your artistamps from the Land of Kib - hope I will learn more about this newly established postal service in future swaps! :)
Response: Thanks! That is my hope as well. ;)
JaguarSnail rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #6 on Mar 11, 2014
Comment: What a great idea! I'll definately be posting back for the next one :) Thanks for the bonus artistamps too!
Response: Thanks!! And definitely do post back, I hope to continue this. ;)
KatarinaNavane rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #6 on Mar 8, 2014
Comment: Interesting concept--thank you! P.S. I take a nap
Response: Thanks! I've been wanting to do an interactive project for some time now, glad to have finally started.
Wingy rated for FEB: Zine-go-round 9 on Mar 6, 2014
Comment: <3 recvd today.... awesome topic...thanks
Response: Thanks!
Comment: You certainly had a creative week! What a great mini journal of your journey.
Response: Aww...thank you so much!
Comment: Cute zine! Thanks very much for the eye candy. I love your idea of putting tracing paper over the monthly tab template. And I'd never heard of tipping-in pages. :)
Response: Thanks! I've been looking for ways to add a bit of variety. ;) You know, I've been thinking about adding an open-themed zine swap in the group that would include a tip-in. I think I'll make this happen. ;)
mindy rated for Holy Trash Resurrected ATC on Feb 5, 2014
maggiepond rated for JAN: Zine Playground on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: This was such a fun swap, and I adored your zine!! The hats were especially cute. :) Thanks!
Response: Glad you had fun! I'm hoping to do a few more throughout the year. And thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great prompts!!! I will do them this year! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Awesome! Let me know if anything great comes of it!
MissMillie rated for JAN: Zine-go-round 8 on Jan 29, 2014
Comment: Got it! Now...to figure out what my page will be.
Response: I hear ya. It wasn't the easiest theme for me as it's not a phrase I really use and thus decided to choose a more personal route.
JaguarSnail rated for JAN: Zine Playground on Jan 28, 2014
Comment: Thanks for this inspiring zine! My favourite things were your tortoise party hat and squirrel drawing! I liked the decorated envie too :)
Response: Aww...thanks!

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joyceann888 on Jun 27, 2015:

Thanks for contributing to my Bat Zine! I love your contribution!

rngstgstll on Jun 14, 2014:

OOps, that would be awEsomest NME!

rngstgstll on Jun 14, 2014:




for theawsomestnakedmailever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SilverHealer on Feb 16, 2014:

:D Thanks!! If it hasn't arrived by this coming Friday, I will re-send.

SilverHealer on Feb 14, 2014:

Hello hello and happy Valentine's Day!! :) I was just wondering if my zine has reached you yet... I'm getting real fed up with Canada Post!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

stephiedee on Dec 6, 2013:

Thanks for the postcard! I dig those colors :D

ZzMonstruozZ on Nov 2, 2013:


Awesome is you!!

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