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voranslibrorum

voranslibrorum
Date Joined: May 23, 2009
Last Online: June 22, 2010
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
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About Me

NOTE: My computer is currently on the fritz, so if I don't get around to rating you or marking something as "sent" on time, I apologize! I'm making due with my computer when it decides to work, but I probably won't have any sort of regularity for another week or so. I promise you'll get your swaps from me when you're supposed to or that you'll get rated in the near future! Thanks for your understanding!

I just graduated college with two degrees (psychology and English), so I'm bumming around for a year before I go to graduate school (for the psychology) and sell my soul again for another 7 or so years. I'm a guitarist, pianist, flutist, film lover, voracious reader, singer, poet, writer, and aspiring novelist. I love foreign languages, even if I can't speak or read them... especially the look of written Arabic. I'm an open-minded seeker of Christ, but please don't lump me in with the Bible-pounding, hate-toting types. I'm pretty easy to please and a generally easygoing person with an eclectic set of interests. Surprise me!

Favorite Crafts

I'm very much a wearable crafts person. I've been making a bunch of my own jewelry and dabbling in clothing for quite some time. I have very fair skin and dark hair, so if you're sending something to be worn, I love darker colours (blacks, blues, greens, purples), but I'm a big fan of bright accents and makeups.

I love yarn and string, but I only crochet as of right now. I haven't learned how to knit yet, but that's hopefully going to be one of my new aims.

I love beads! Beads and buttons and charms - they all make my heart sing. I prefer heavier materials like glass or silver, but I don't discriminate.

I just started doing ATCs, and - dear heavens - they're some of the most addicting things ever. I especially love the ones with interesting found items.

Above everything, though, I'm a writer, so I love pens and notebooks and notecards and notecard boxes and everything in their neighborhood.

Favorite Music

I love anything with a catchy beat and some good, strong vocals. I'm not a terribly big fan of rap or country, but there are isolated incidents of both that I enjoy. I'm definitely a rock/punk/techno girl, but I'm still true to the good old stuff from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

Here are some favorites:
Motion City Soundtrack
Hellogoodbye
Mindless Self-Indulgence
Modest Mouse
Cake
Daft Punk
Maroon 5
Mika
My Chemical Romance
Dirty Vegas
Panic! at the Disco (old stuff, especially)
Queen
The Killers
The Horrorpops
Kansas
Chicago
Franz Ferdinand
Ratatat

Favorite Movies

Okay, so horror, musicals, thrillers (especially psychological ones), social commentaries, and intelligent comedies (as in, the ones that rarely stoop to slapstick comedy). Oh, and zombie movies are always winners with me.

Here are some favorites:
Pan's Labyrinth
The Labyrinth
Fido
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Serenity
Donnie Darko
Constantine
Equilibrium
The Emperor's New Groove
The Silence of the Lambs
The Nightmare Before Christmas
SE7EN
V for Vendetta
Sleeping Beauty
Shaun of the Dead
The Dark Knight
Coraline
Momento

Favorite Television

I like cop dramas, medical shows (but not the gory stuff), comedies without laugh tracks, old Adult Swim cartoons, anime, and Joss Whedon.

Here are some favorites:
Firefly
The Unusuals
Hellsing
House
Pushing Daisies
Arrested Development
The Closer
Boondocks
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Sealab 2021
Robot Chicken
The Venture Bros.
Law & Order
NCIS
Scrubs
Elfen Lied
Aquateen Hungerforce

Favorite Books

Reading was my first love and probably always will be. I started off with L. Frank Baum's "Oz" series and continued for a long time down the fantasy realm. Its cousin, sci-fi, wasn't long in following. I'm not really a non-fiction person, though Chuck Palahniuk's "Stranger than Fiction" was pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.

Here are some favorites:
The Abhorsen Chronicles (Garth Nix)
The Ragwitch (Garth Nix)
Shade's Children (Garth Nix)
The Oz Series (L. Frank Baum)
Queen Zixi of Ix (L. Frank Baum)
The Earthsea Chronicles (Ursula K. LeGuin)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Invisible Monsters (Chuck Palahniuk)
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
Diary (Chuck Palahniuk)
The Screwtape Letters (C. S. Lewis)
The Space Trilogy (C. S. Lewis)
The Chronicles of Narnia (C. S. Lewis)
The Great Divorce (C. S. Lewis)
The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien)
The Irresistible Revolution
Blue Like Jazz
On Fortune's Wheel
Time Cat
Coyote Blue

Favorite Video Games

Video games FTW, for real. Call me a nerd, geek, or whatever you'd like, but I'm unabashedly in love with video gaming.

Here are some favorites:
World of Warcraft (PC)
The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
Trauma Center (Wii)
Trauma Center: New Blood (Wii)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GameBoy Advance)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (Nintendo DS)
Fable (XBox)
Fable 2 (XBox 360)
Xenosaga Series (PS2)
Children of Mana (Nintendo DS)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GameBoy Advance)
Valkyrie Profile Series (multi-system)
Rune Factory 2 (Nintendo DS)

Likes

Buttons
Charms
String
Yarn
Ribbon
Video Games
World of Warcraft
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Old Pictures
Harley Quinn
Poison Ivy
Black-and-White Candids
Blue
Ancient Civilizations
Sculpting
Stuff from the Heart
Stars
Space
Clouds
Fruit (not bananas)
Lace
Kickin' Heels
A-Line Skirts
Sweet Dresses
Fishnet
Garters
Silhouettes
Animals
Zombies
Dr. Gregory House
Music
Instruments
Language (not picky)
Stories
People
Coffee
Tea
Sugar
Cupcakes
Ice Cream
Desserts
Argyle
Plaid
Stripes
Tasteful Polka Dots
Professional Signs with Grammatical Errors
Wings (angel, devil, dragonfly, butterfly, whatever)
Alliteration
Campfire Smell
Blythe
Making People Happy
Making My Swap-Bot Partners Smile
Bringing Joy to the World (and all the boys and girls!)

Dislikes

Freud
Jung
Anna Freud
Bananas
Shedding Hair
Lint
Having to Lint Roll
Obscene Polka Dots
Haters
Cliques
Movies with Too Many Sequels
Grammatical Errors
Clothes that Don't Fit
Rebels (with or without causes)
Wonky Electronics
Moldy Bathing Suits
Cliches
Colours that Try to Assassinate Others
Not Having Clean Laundry
Dyeing Hair without Dyeing Eyebrows
Aunt Flo
Bad Decisions

Ratings

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Comment: I just got your package!! I love love love love it!!!! It is PERFECT!! You are so creative, I can't tell you how much I love it. Sorry for the confusion in not getting it. I moved about 2 months ago, and I changed my address on here, but apparently it didn't get changed. So it was at my old house. I went and got it tonight! Thank you so much for the cute stamp and the pretty thread! I am so excited to use my awesome new pin cushion.
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sewingpassion rated for Profile Tote Bag Swap on Sep 9, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful tote bag - I absolutely love it - it's fabulous! And the fabric and buttons you included are wonderful! Thanks so much for a great package!
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Comment: Holy cow!!! If I could give two hearts I would! Thank you so much for the excellent ATC and the lovely little tape worm (who is sucking on the pages of my current book as we speak). The germ, of course, is equally as marvelous. Happy swapping!
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Comment: What a great notebook :0) I LOVE the art work. Thank you for putting so much effort into this! What a wonderful notecard and bookmark extra as well.
kimmy rated for swap any thing hand made on Aug 26, 2009
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Comment: thanks so much for the handmade bits and pieces, i love the car dangly i'm going to hang it up straight away.
gooddog56 rated for swap any thing hand made on Aug 21, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much for the bookmarks & buttons--and your thoughtful note...
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Comment: Great stuff, thank you!
CatMom6 rated for Map Themed ATC on Aug 10, 2009
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Comment: I am so sorry. I have no idea why I did not rate you sooner. Alexandra, your Map atc is wonderful. I live the creative idea you came up with. I hope it is true that one day I will travel to so many places. : ) Thank you for the extras. I am sorry again. Have a great week. Kimberlee
lacqui rated for Altered Journals for Everybody on Aug 3, 2009
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Comment: I love the journal you made so much! Thanks so much for making such a great one. I LOVE IT!
CaseyErin rated for Handmade Bookmark on Jul 29, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great bookmarks, I love them! And thank you for the ATC too, I have wanted one for a while and now I have one! You are sweet for sending it. If I could give more hearts, I would!
Response: Thanks! I was a bit worried that maybe others had seen that and flooded you with ATCs already and were sick of them, but I'm glad that wasn't the case! ^^
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Comment: WOW! I'd love to get you for the #3 exchange! Great work! Thanks!
NorthernBorder rated for Security Envelope ATCs on Jul 27, 2009
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Comment: Dear Alexandra, Thanks for the interesting ATCs & the tea bags. I will enjoy the tea. Thanks for your warm wishes to my little son. Best regards, -M
yomousey rated for HOUSE, M.D. - ATC Swap on Jul 24, 2009
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Comment: Oh I love the ATC! One of my favorite quotes too, LOL! Thanks so much for it and the wonderful bookmark. Two of my favorite things in one, Perfect!
Moominbrooke rated for HOUSE, M.D. - ATC Swap on Jul 23, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the House card (I remember that quote, bwahaha!) and the profile-inspired bookmark!! :0) The heart function is not working - I will have to check back and give you the heart you deserve.
Response: Aw, thanks... ^^
lltip rated for Anything Pinup on Jul 22, 2009
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Comment: I loved all the cute pin ups you send me. Of course the dottee doll was my fav. Its the first one I have ever received and I love her. Thanks again.
needlewings rated for Your Partners INITIAL on Jul 19, 2009
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Comment: Awesome! Love all of the thought and goodies you put into this package! I can hardly wait to try out the water color pencils! How did you know? I guess I don't remember telling you and it wasn't in my file, but I have been wanting to try some out. Your little sewing box is so cute and the grandkids are going to love to play with the magnetic pieces! Thanks again!
Response: Well, I saw that you liked paper crafts, and I figured you might like to try them, if you hadn't already. I'm glad you liked it all!
Moominbrooke rated for QTA Steampunk ATC swap on Jul 15, 2009
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Comment: Intriguing! :0)
kasade rated for Vampire ATC Swap *Newbies Welcome* on Jul 10, 2009
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Comment: Extremely creative!!! Love it all! Thank you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

diamonddew on Aug 22, 2009:

Hi! Welcome to my new group, Zombies, Aliens, Vampires, Monsters and Robots! And any other creepy cuteness you can think of :) Take a look at our first swap (sign-up deadline 26 Aug) and get stuck in! x

Corky2828 on Jul 29, 2009:

So glad you enjoy my swaps! I have another ATC swap up if you're interested. It's a Frankenstein's Monster theme!

spin on Jul 21, 2009:

Thanks for joining the bottle cap pincushion swap! Glad to have you on board! :)

needlewings on Jul 19, 2009:

TEST Thanks again for all you sent in the initial swap!

kasade on Jul 9, 2009:

Might I recommend The Descent by Jeff Long? Intriguing take on Hell and Lucifer. (Suspense book)

VampiraGirl on Jun 24, 2009:

Sweet! I love Chuck Palahniuk! I'm actually going to read that one when my roommate is done. I'm going to borrow hers. I don't want to rush her or anything since it's her book, but she is lagging. Boo her! Anyways, I'm looking forward for the swap to come in! I love Zombies!!! Bye! ^v^

KatieCat1023 on Jun 4, 2009:

love, i am going to start a group called "we love obscene polka dots" wanna join? LOL how about "the fine line between a good polka dot and polka dot carnage" or my favorite... "polka dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot F&% dots" *smacks head and mutters so THAT is what an obscene polka dot is i do love you.

auntjudy on Jun 3, 2009:

did i read that you like a-line skirts?

if you do what waist size do you wear? I have someplace in my stash of old patterns a a-line skirt.

Judy

driftwood on May 31, 2009:

love your profile! informative yet hilarious.

driftwood on May 28, 2009:

Hi I am a partner for you for the altered notebook swap. Any size you prefer?

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