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ariestess

ariestess
Date Joined: January 25, 2012
Last Online: July 24, 2021
Birthday: December 4, 1969
Country: United States
The Dark Avalon Scrolls
My Etsy Store
My deviantART [may contain spoilers]

On Time Zones

Because it has become an issue recently, I must add this information: I live in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. That puts me in the Pacific Standard/Daylight Timezone, aka PST/PDT.

When I send out a swap, I send it by 11:59pm in MY timezone.

I don't cater to anyone else's timezone. As long as the swap is sent out and marked as sent by the end of the day in my timezone, it's still listed as sent on time, as this is the way it was explained to me when I joined Swap-Bot over 6 years ago.

If this is an incorrect way of going about sending out swaps, I request that people link me to the section of the rules/FAQs where it says otherwise. Until then, this is the way I will continue to operate with my swaps.

On Communication & Swaps

On Sending Swaps

I press "sent" when I put the item in my mailbox or drop it off at the post office down the street. This sometimes means that I have missed the day's pickup, which means it'll go out the following day. I do try to take holidays and weekends into account when sending items out.

If you should receive a swap from me that's marked postage due, please PM me and let me know how much was owed and your paypal address, and I'll refund it to you.

On Rating Swaps

I admit I've been slow in getting some ratings done in the past. The issues that predicated that should be dealt with now, so I will rate as quickly as I can upon receiving your swap.

I DO consider the send by date a requirement to getting a "5" on a swap. This is how it was explained to me when I first joined this site, and it's how I've always worked with my ratings. For further information, please see below on how communication can adjust this.

On Communication

I'm BIG on communication. If I'm going to be late with a swap, I will PM you [and usually the swap coordinator, as well] with an ETA of when it will be sent, as well as once I've actually sent it. If I have tracking on a package for you, I'll PM you with that information, as well.

If you communicate with me that your swap will be late before the deadline, I'm usually quite good about still giving you a "5" if you keep up with your end of the bargain and send by your revised send date. If you don't communicate with me before the deadline, I don't know that there may be extenuating circumstances, so I will rate accordingly.

About Me

The short version

Dyke. Pagan. Pet lover. Writer. Creatrix.

The long version

I was born on 4 December 1969, which makes me a Sagittarius with Libra moon & Scorpio ascendant. But I was born like 3-odd weeks early, or so I'm told, so I need to look into the variations for a cusping Capricorn yet. At 10 years old, I knew I was at least bisexual, and that there was more for me than conventional Christianity. So eventually I came out to my family: In 1994 as a pagan & in 1995 as a lesbian. I interchangeably call myself either pagan or witch, and follow an eclectic solitary tradition. Despite the "chic-ness" of how it sounds, mine is a rather personalized path, currently more fluid than rigid, and will quite possibly stay that way. I've come to feel that life is more fluid than rigid, so I believe it's better to 'go with the flow' than try to hold back the flood.

I currently live in a fabulous house in the Puget Sound area with my partner and our good friend, as well as 4 cats. We've nicknamed our house "3 Dogs House" and all have nicknames :: I am Spotty, my partner is Doggie, and our friend is Soggy.

I have been writing in one form or another since I was about 7yo. Writing is in my blood; I can't NOT do it. Primarily I write poetry, fanfiction and original fiction, though I am known to dabble in meta from time to time.

I like a little bit of everything, but I'm seriously opinionated. I can be very silly...or very serious.

If you have a question, ask. Depending on how personal it is, I may answer it or I may not.

On Christmas & Easter

As stated in my "about me" section above, I am pagan. While I primarily celebrate Yule and the Spring Equinox/Ostara, I am happy to receive swap items that are related to Christmas and Easter, provided they aren't religious in nature.

If you have questions about any other holidays, please feel free to PM me about it.

Favorite Crafts

  • crochet
  • cross stitch
  • scrapbooking
  • doodling
  • painting
  • making cards
  • iris fold
  • beading
  • jewelry making
  • making candles
  • making spa goodies

Favorite Colors

  • purple
  • pink
  • black
  • silver
  • copper
  • jewel tones

Things I Collect

  • donkeys
  • sea glass
  • lighthouses
  • bottles of water

    I have a good-sized collection of bottles of water collected from various places around the world. I use these in some of my rituals, and love to add to my collection.

  • harbor seals
  • hyenas
  • african painted dogs
  • snakes

    Main favorites :: eastern/western diamond back rattlesnakes, black mambas, king cobras, & aruba island rattlesnakes

Things I Love To Get

  • anything from my collections above
  • anything purple [bonus points if it's sparkly]
  • fun postcards
  • stickers
  • fun note cards to use
  • fun stationery to use
  • pens & markers [I prefer 0.5mm or fine point pens]
  • fun little stuff to put in my bujo
  • yarns of all types
  • Disney stuff [especially Eeyore, Princess & the Frog, & Moana]
  • Miyazaki stuff [especially My Neighbor Totoro & Kiki's Delivery Service]
  • Don Bluth movies
  • coloring books
  • little toys & trinkets
  • silly putty
  • stuffed animals
  • toys & treats for my cats
  • candy

    prefer dark chocolate to milk or white chocolate, UNLESS it's good Swiss-type milk chocolate

    PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • Kinder Egg toys

    The whole, unopened eggs themselves are illegal in the US, but I love collecting and making the toys. I won't honestly miss the chocolate all that much.

Things I Do Not Want

For the most part, if you send me something that meets swap requirements, but I can't use personally, it will go into a bin I have of "pay it forward" items that are used for other swaps or just to send to people randomly.

That being said, there are some very specific things that I absolutely DO NOT WANT.

PLEASE NO FOODS WITH ASPARTAME, NUTRASWEET, AMINOSWEET, NEOTAME, OR PHENYLALANINE. I am highly allergic.

  • Makeup of any kind -- I don't wear it and won't use it
  • Perfumes of any kind -- Strong smells can trigger migraines
  • Obvious junk/trash -- If you wouldn't be happy to receive it or display it publicly, then neither will I

Bad Apples

Welp, I used to have this section for bad traders, flakes, and non-raters, but suddenly it's disappeared on me when I was trying to update it. At this point, I'm not going to try to go back and figure out it again, as I'd archived all of the older swaps once I'd added the people here, but I'll just start over again and add people here as I need to...

Ratings

kfaye rated for Witchy Stocking Stuffer 2021- JULY on Jul 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for another gift to add to my stocking ❤️. Only 5 more to go!
echeveriaLilacina rated for WC ~ Magickal "recipe" on Jul 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely spell! As a Libra sun I am always in need of a lil more balance in my life :D
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful adds to my PC! It turned out to be great! I love what you and Sidney used as tangles! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ book page ATC on Jul 9, 2021
5
rating
Comment: So pretty! Thank you!!!
Ariaya rated for Summer Solstice/Litha PC Swap on Jul 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely card! I love the photo and your creative solstice sounds awesome
DaisyNY rated for Zentangle ~ S,T,U Postcard on Jul 7, 2021
5
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Comment: I really like the design element in this card - thanks!
Response: Thank you! I love trying different ways to do the layouts.
5
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Comment: I love your little tiles, You made them so cute. I love the note card, succulents are my favorite plant. If you want the Swap for D, E, F if you want to join? I know this is a harder Swap because there are 3 tiles.
Response: I hope I signed up for it. I love this whole swap series idea, ngl...
echeveriaLilacina rated for WC ~ Summer Sun on Jul 6, 2021
5
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Comment: Thankyou a lot for your beautiful zentangle sun! I'm putting it near my altar for sure. <3
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Dagmar rated for tPCC: Introductions! on Jul 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi, thank you so much for the lovely card and words of encouragement! This was such a nice idea for a swap, and I really enjoyed your letter! :)
5
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Comment: That coffee drink sounds delish! Thanks for sharing and joining!
kfaye rated for Witchy Stocking Stuffer June 2021 on Jul 2, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you :) Stay cool!
5
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Artstamper rated for ZEN TANGLE a Animal June on Jul 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Love how you tangled this dragonfly ! Interesting tangles, thanks so much.
Hugsie86 rated for ESG: Currently, I'm... on Jul 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your answers! Loving the purple hair!
KIllerMal rated for Magic ATC art on Jun 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice and interesting ATC :)
tinylans rated for ESG: Currently, I'm... on Jun 27, 2021
5
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Comment: thank you for sharing!
5
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Comment: I am last person on some of the postcards and some need one more Swap to finish off the postcard. We are getting to the end and we shall see how it looks at the end.
Response: I definitely plan to take a pic of mine at the end and email both of you to show it off. LOL
tinybookwitch rated for LLU: Be Proud, Be Loud! on Jun 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recommendations! I will definitely check out We Three, it sounds like a wonderful story <3
Response: I absolutely adored We Three. I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel...
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute images you added to my profile page.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 1579 89 94
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Comments

Poohtat on Jul 20, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello

infphann on Jul 18, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello 😀

girl puppy have a great day waterfall

Sumzieroo on Jul 18, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello

Hello, I hope this message on your profile finds you happy and well. I've enjoyed having a good nosey at your profile:) I to adore poetry. What poets are favorites for you? Do you have a favorite poem also in particular ? I love sylvia plath. Esp her poem tulips. I also write poetry- although rather dark. Would be happy to hear any recommendations you may have. Unfortunately I cannot leave a picture comment as have only managed this twice on my own profile - be damed if I can figure it out again today. Haha! Hopefully I will get the swing of adding the photos soon without an aneurysm. Hehe. Ide love to pimp my profile out way more aswell so it would be helpful.

Look forward to partnering in another swap sometime. For now I'll bid you farewell. Enjoy the week ahead. Stay safe, have fun :)

tinylans on Jun 7, 2021:

it's nice to see another people who appreciates dark chocolate as much as i do! i hope you're having a wonderful day and happy pride!

ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment - tinylans

HappyMom on Jun 6, 2021:

Hi AJ! Happy June Pride Month! Here's your ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment - Love the t-shirt! - Enjoy! pride

shirt

heliogal on Jun 5, 2021:

Hi Aj can you please rate me for the Where do you get your witchy supplies. Thank you!

AislingKanoni on Jan 6, 2021:

Hello,

This is for the Something I Love Profile Swap. I hope you enjoy. I hope you're doing well, and hope your year goes well.

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CatBrouille on Jan 2, 2021:

Hello my friend ! I wish you an happy New year

This is Something I Love... Profile Swap

Take Care xxx

greenwindow on Jan 2, 2021:

Something I Love... Profile Swap!

Hey! Thank you so much for joining my swap! I hope the holidays were great for you!

All The Best,

Abbie x

greenwindow on Jan 2, 2021:

Happy New Year - Decorate my Page Swap !

Hope you had a wonderful new year!

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