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cynaemon

cynaemon
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Last Online: August 14, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me, Likes and Dislikes

I am a two-spirit person, which means I am both male and female. I am a US Army Veteran, and former dispatcher for the Fillmore Police Department. I also worked in a Navy Chemistry lab for 28 years. I am also a professional pianist and have been for most of my life.

Dislikes - I do not like pictures of children or babies. I do not like articles about them. I AM SINGLE. I have no children. I have no interest in them!

Teas - since I am doing a lot of tea swaps these days. I like all kinds of teas, and am willing to try any of them at least once. I do not have any allergies. I will be happy with anything you send me, the more unusual the better. I especially love spicy teas.

For Speedy Found ATC's - please do not send me pictures of children or babies. I am not married, and I have never had any children. I do not find pictures of them to be 'cute.' I also do not want any pictures of toilets. Thank you.

Things I love: Middle Earth elves, unicorns, dragons and other mythical creatures. I want an Eye of Sauron Christmas ornament. Oh, and a lego Barad-Dur to put in my garden. It is about 8 feet tall. Eru! I would love this! Swords, beautiful knives, pictures of warriors, especially Middle Earth elven warriors. My two favorites are Ecthelion and Glorfindel.

I love unicorns. My elve loves rabbits

Other things I like - anything about Ancient Egypt. Queen Hatshepsut and King Tutankhamun are my favorites.

I love Hello Kitty. I think I must be the original Hello Kitty fan. I first discovered her in 1976. I also like Strawberry Shortcake and Precious Moments.

Some of you have asked about my name, or at least said that they were wondering. My real name is Nathalie. It is pronounced Nath - a - lee, NOT Nat - a - lee. I was named after my Mother's best friend. Please do not call me Nat, or think of me in those terms. Nath, or Nathi is okay. I hate being called NAT with a passion. A gnat is a little bug that flies in your face and is very annoying.

My nickname is Cynaemon, which is an anagram of all of my names.

For the Imaginative Writing Group and Fantasy PenPal Swap: Hello, my name is Ecthelion, but you can call me Etele. I am an elve and I live in Middle Earth. I was born during the First Age, and died in the Fall of Gondolin. I was remade in the Third Age. You can read a lot about me in canon works, but the history books do not tell all. I have told more of my story in my book, 'Secret Agent Elve'. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Etele, Lord of the Fountain. PS - I LOVE Rabbits! I have a rabbit named Fluffy. :)

PINTEREST SWAPPERS - PLEASE NOTE - All of my boards will be Middle Earth related. I really love putting together my boards, and when I signed up for Pinterest it was my intention to make most of my boards Middle Earth/Lord of the Rings/Hobbit related. I don't want anyone to be disappointed in the boards that I do. I really enjoy putting my boards together.It is a great hobby for me and is my escape from my boring and humdrum life.

Absolutely love anything Middle Earth related, especially Silmarillion, and Lord of the Rings. Not so fond of the Hobbit. Please do not send me anything breakable.

Sept 2012 - I absolutely love slash fanfiction. I read everything I can get my hands on, and I write slash when I am not reading it. While this may not be your cup of tea, I love it. I love the freedom it gives me to write about things I would not normally write about. I also write "normal" things, mostly poetry, and, yes, children's stories. You can find that writing at www.writing.com/authors/noelanicat

Update - October 2011 - I just want to thank all of you for your lovely and positive messages. I am doing so much better these days, and am really

Hi, I want to thank this community for the warm welcome and encouragement I have received. I have tried to clear up the many ones I have, but most people from way back then are no longer active on swapbot. There is only one which is, and she refuses to contact me despite that fact that I have sent her the swap, and also PM'd her. I really don't know what else to do.

IF I FORGET TO RATE YOU, PLEASE PM ME AND REMIND ME. THANKS.

Recent upgrades from ones

As you can see I have come a long way since I came back. The recent threes are upgrades from some of the ones from the past, and I do not blame those people for giving me threes, as it was over a year before they received their items. Other people were generous to give me 5's. If you have any questiosn about my account, please PM me. Thanks.

Recent upgrades from ones:

crescendo rated for Summer mini journal - 15 pages on Oct 16, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: I very much appreciate you coming back to SB and surprising me with the altered book summer journal. Love how you used the children's book as the foundation. May you have many happy summers to come.

Response: Hi, Crescendo, Thanks so much. It is good to be back. And I am glad you liked the journal. I had very happy memories of you and I so enjoyed making it for you.

Martij rated for I Wish I could on Aug 24, 2011

Rating: 3 Comment: beautiful journal.

Response: Hi, Joyce, Thanks so much for your re-rating. I am glad you liked the journal.

hoosiergirl rated for List Of 100 Things That Happen Around Me on Aug 1, 2011

Rating: 5

Comment: Thank you so much for contacting me and making up this swap! What a GREAT list and I love the way you used a scrapbook type format. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into it :0). I an enjoying reading the list. Thanks

Response: Thanks so much. I really enjoyed putting it together for you, and glad you liked the format.

Favorite Music

Handel's Suite in D Minor for piano, especially the third movement - Sarabande. I absolutely love to play this piece. My other favorite is Moonlight Sonata, by Beethoven. When I worked at Fry's playing their piano, I always closed with my arrangement of Amazing Grace.

I love Hawaiian music, and really any kind of indigenous music from Maorian to Celtic. There are such beautiful harmonies in this kind of music.

Favorite singers are Ke'alii Reichel. and Adam Lambert.

Favorite Movies

Don't really have any favorite movies.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, The Voice, The Masked Singer

Favorite Crafts

I like art journals.

Postcards: I have collected for many years, but no longer actively collect except for nude males. I have found some beautiful and artistic cards of nudes. If you do send me such postcards, I like MALES, not females. Thanks.

Explanation for some ones

I will be explaining some of the ones that I have received which I think are undeserved, but before I do I would like to say that I have met many wonderful, kind and understanding people on this site, and I value their friendship greatly. I look forward to many more swaps with the wonderful people in this community. And I am most happy to be here. Peace, Nathalie

Looking through my profile at the ones that I have, and it occurs to me that I do not have that many open or unsent swaps, therefore I should not have that many ones. After careful inspection, I find that a lot of the swaps I sent out were never re-rated from a 1 to a 3 or 5. After further investigation, I find that many of these people have not been on Swapbot for many years. It is my understanding that even if you send a swap out late your partner should at least rate you a three, since they have received the swap. Obviously many people do not give people even that little bit of respect. So I am posting all the swaps I have been in and sent out which were not re-rated, as they should have been. Also, it is my understanding that people should at least give you a chance to send out a swap, and a chance to be re-rated. Obviously there are people who who do not feel they need to abide by that rule either. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Certainly you can still choose to not have me participate in your swap. Fine. That is your choice and your loss.

Flaked on

@ElixirTree for Christmas Card Swap x 10 - one Christmas card for 2012

@GeeklyChic for Art Journal For Beginners - due to be sent on 15 Jun 2013, as of August still have received nothing from her. @user3209 for Autumn Splendor ATC's, due Nov 1, 2006 @user3192 for ATC's are Dangerously Addictive!, due 7 November 2006 @user1833 - lisa higdon, for Magic, Fate and Fortune ATC's, due 21 November 2006 @user 3573 - Ale Wood for Altered Book RR #1, due 27 November 2006

Non-raters: Hagit for Altered Book RR #1 @user385 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1549 for Hand-Drawn ATC @user1760 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4376 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4017 for Why not a simple postcard? @user4109 for Ancient Egypt ATC @goodnessrecycled for 5 X 5 handpainted paper swap @3513 for Green Postcards

Ratings

junemoon rated for Short Story Time - Email on Aug 14, 2022
5
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Comment: We don't agree on the definition of what was expected but you complied as you understood the directions -- that's okay..
Response: Obviously. Whatever!
Jjean rated for Short Story Time - Email on Aug 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the story..... different but it did cover all the prompts..... keep writing!!!!
Response: Thank you.
NRGordon rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #130 on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap, note, and the fun PC. My granddaughter will love it. My wife thinks I'm crazy for talking, as I walk through an area in the forest, to a girl I saw there who she thinks was my imagination. I have not gotten the Ube flower yet. The Asian market didn't have any and I have't placed an Amazon order yet. Procrastination.
Response: Hmmm, invisible girls in the forest? LOL. Love it. Hope you get the flour soon. Take care. My elve says 'Hi.'
monsbrick rated for What gives me hope on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nathalie, you write beautifully! Thank you for this card and sharing what gives you hope!
Response: Thank you so much.
5
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Comment: Good Morning, What a Lovely swap!! I loved your Answers!!
Response: Thank you so much.
5
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Comment: Thank you
DollyDotBoo rated for Bible Coloring Page on Jul 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you
pynart2 rated for Zentangle ~ Black and white on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for lovely leaves and for supporting the group. Sending you a lot of hearts.
Response: Thanks Pynart. I am really happy you liked them. Fun swap.
LadySonshine rated for Artful Prayer Cards Round 5 on Jul 5, 2022
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Comment: so nice and lovely, thank you very much. praying for you!
Coffeeegal rated for Fill Your Faith Journal Round 4 on Jul 5, 2022
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Comment: Your package came today the journey was not kind the envelope looked liked been through a sheder but thankful inside was ok. Prayers for you and sister. My sister in law was in a bad accident last week
HopesMail rated for Rainbow Mail Art #8 on Jul 5, 2022
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MelissaLB rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 3 on Jul 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for the review. I think I'll add it to my TBR for the summer.
MuggleMom rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 3 on Jul 2, 2022
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Comment: Hiya!! I almost picked that book to read also but there were a lot of good ones on the list this time around. I'll put it on my tbr list now that you gave it a thumbs up tho it sounds a bit depressing with the abuse. Take care!! xxMuggleMom
hazelwitch3 rated for Big Jubilee Read 2 on Jul 1, 2022
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Comment: I'm sorry you ended up with a book you found quite boring -- well done for persevering with it. Personally I'm finding I'm liking the books better the later we get into the century. And I'm so sorry about your car accident. I do hope you recover fully and very quickly.
Response: Thank you so much. Feeling much better
FieryCanuck rated for Hand made card swap w/tutorial on Jul 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards! (I also found this to be a challenge despite this being my 'thing' lol) How is your Conqueror Challenge going? I've been looking into it myself and wondering if it would be a good motivator or not! lol I'm so excited about your journey through Middle Earth! :) stay safe! <3
Response: Conqueror is going great. Almost done with the first one. 80%.
TheEngineer rated for The Relaxing Swap #2 on Jun 30, 2022
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carterj rated for Mail Art Swap on Jun 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you
rachelgogan rated for Pride Month Swap on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness you picked out such lovely pride goodies! Thank you for the flags! We didn’t have any Ace or NB ones and it was lovely to get them! Thank you for sharing your story too! ❤️♥️💙
Response: Hi, Rachel, You are so welcome. I loved finding things to send. I love the little flags. :) Take care.
claugraphy rated for The Relaxing Swap #2 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely mail, I really like it ❤
Response: I am so happy you liked it. Thanks.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: May Mail Art Challenge on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks - your envelope is fun! The card inside was funny also. Take care!

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Comments

GreetingsEarthling on Jun 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous pride card. I think I want to order some now too : )

monsbrick on Apr 10, 2022:

Happy Holy Week and blessings for you and your loved ones! From your friend at St. Michael’s Prayer Warriors group!

Barbara on Apr 3, 2022:

I hope to see you in the swaps at SMPW group. Take care and God bless you!

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas ♥

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Fabriqueen on Dec 7, 2021:

Christmas Poem for your profile.

This Holy Night By Kay Hollerman

Come let us go this holy night to Bethlehem afar; The faith within our hearts will be Our bright and guiding star.

No royal gifts like Magi brought Have we to take along, But in our hearts will softly ring The Angels' Christmas song.

We'll leave behind the hurried pace Of Christmas man-made style, And in the quiet of our hearts We'll find the Holy Child.


For who hath nought to give but love Gives all his heart away And giving all, hath all to give Another Christmas day. ~Charles W. Kennedy~

Let us each one show the spirit of love and glorify God! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

CherryBlossomLady on Dec 7, 2021:

Never give up hope, always keep the faith. The bells will ring on to remind us that God is NOT dead!

Cherry Blossom Lady

CherryBlossomLady on Dec 7, 2021:

A Christmas poem for you!!

Christmas Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1807-1882

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way, The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound The carols drowned Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And made forlorn The households born Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men."

MuggleMom on Sep 22, 2021:

Happy Hobbit Day!!

xxMuggleMom

DollyDotBoo on Sep 2, 2021:

flying jewels

This is for the ESG: My favorite picture of the month August swap

Meisje on Mar 30, 2021:

Happy Easter

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