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Amylord

Amylord
Date Joined: June 14, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: November 12, 1981
Country: Taiwan
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About Me

I'm 36, single, a technical writer for a server computer manufacturer.

My favorite color is dark red, and I'm owned by a ginger tabby I found in a park a few years ago. I love reading about others' lives, so don't hesitate to share a thing or two about yourself. :)

Following are the topics of postcards I'd love:

Cats (love ginger and tabby), other feline beasts, maps, watercolor, oil painting, nature, books.

Homemade cards are fine! But I'd like them to be simple and clean, as I kind of have trypophobia. One to three items are pretty much enough. Just don't overdo it.

As for small gifts, I'm a stationary junkie, and any useful stuff would make me very happy! If you're an artist, I'm more than happy to get some small pieces of your work (sketch or watercolor).

I'm a yaoi and otaku girl. It seeems sub-cultures are not so popular among users here, so if you happen to share the enthusiasm, don't hesitate to contact me! :)

I started writing letters on regular basis at a very young age (about 11). Mostly I wrote to friends whom I met during international events or those who moved abroad, and the communication between us lasted until emails became popular (around Y2k). Then we never wrote any more, thinking emails are more efficient. Ironically, it didn't last for more than 6 months until we gradually stopped writing to each other. I do believe online communication could more or less replace phone calls, but it will never replace good old written letters.

Recently I started learning to use fountain pens with converters, mainly to pick up the techniques of ink-and-wash sketches (check my deviantart link if you're interested). And one day I suddenly missed how it feels to write letters to people. I used to do a lot of thinking, looking back to my days to search for interesting things to write about. Realizing I don't do that anymore because there's no one to write to, I suddenly felt very lonely.

So I joined Swap-bot and Post crossing (IDs are the same) with the hope to find casual swapping pals as well as those who are interested in establishing bounds with old-school means of communication.

Also, if you just want to write to someone about random stuff or specific topics, I'm more than happy to exchange snail mails. Just message me for address, and tell me what you want to write about.

Note to Swappers

Urgent: Alia from Arizona, please message me and let me know which swap you sent the gorgeous postcard for...I couldn't find either your ID or the swap name on the card. I've tried digging into my list of sent swaps in vain...

I tend to send the swaps as soon as I get everything ready, so if you haven't received it after an unreasonably long period of time, please text me and I'm always happy to resend. :)

I usually rate as soon as I get the letter or postcard, but with email swaps I might be a little sloppy as there're just too many emails flooding in my inbox everyday. So if you find me not rating on a e-swap, please don't hesitate to text me, as I might have checked the mail on bus and forgot to rate.

Favorite Books

  • History
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Historical novels
  • Biography
  • General psychology
  • History
  • Apocalypse

Favorite Music

  • Baroque: Bach
  • Arabic music
  • Game and movie soundtrack
  • Minimalism: Phillip Glass
  • Indie Rock

Favorite Television

  • Crime: Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, NCIS
  • Suspense: AHS
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi: Firefly

Other activities

  • Belly dance (oriental, fusion, Egyptian)
  • Ink-and-wash sketches of animal and human faces
  • Cooking
  • Baking (bread, cake, brownie, tiramisu, biscuit)

Things I like

  • Anything traditional and cultural.
  • Adventure time. My favorite is Fiona.
  • Tea. If possible, please select something bred and processed in your country. We have the best oolong in the world, and don't hesitate if you want to swap or try some! I'm willing to send them with or without swaps.
  • Stories. Whether it's happy or sad, I'm always hungry for more stories.
  • Cats and other feline friends.
  • Rare postcard themes
  • video games

Things I dislike

  • Hello Kitty (it just doesn't appeal to me)
  • Marvel/DC/other superheros
  • Over-decorated cards (I welcome homemade cards but prefer them to be simple)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you! What did you think of the ending of bones?!
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you. <3
Churchmouse70 rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!! I got such a kick out of your essential oil blend because rose and geranium are my favorite oils. I like them blended together and separate. I just made my hubby a blend for his arthritis tonight. I hope it helps. 💚❤️💚
Response: Thanks! I'm so happy the fragrance is still there on the card and you like it. <3
Beckstar rated for Handmade Envie with Items 2 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thankyou Amy <3 loved the goodies. xx
Response: Glad you like them. <3
Melpapercraft rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so in love with it Hugs
Response: No problem. <3
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Comment: Great list... love the "escaping to an alternative reality" really made me laugh and so kind sharing the food in your neighbourhood. Ginnie is gorgeous :-)
Response: Haha I'm a timid person and tend to endure unpleasant situations rather than protesting. So this is a very useful escape tactic for me.
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Response: Thank you <3
KatrienVD rated for ANIMAL PC #8 H is for... on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Thank you <3
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard...I love PC's from galleries! also thanks for the book recommendations! I haven't read both series yet, I'm always in need of suggestions.
Response: Thanks! Let me know if you like the books after you read them. <3
Eel9585 rated for ESG: Quick friendly profile comment on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the comment
Response: Thank you <3
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I had a hard time finding which swap it belonged to since there were multiple ad/free card swaps going on right now.
Response: Haha indeed! Sometimes I have similar problems when joining in a few swaps on similar topics.
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Response: Thank you <3
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #18 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing
Response: Thank you <3
PineappleTarts rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #18 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank You
Response: Thank you <3
kathiann rated for ESG: Quick friendly profile comment on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: I enjoy cross stitch, yes, but I don't do nearly enough to make to worthwhile to post pictures on a blog or pic storage site. Thank you for the comment.
Response: If you decide to have a site for your works, please do share it on your profile. I'll be waiting with patience. <3
Lyndall rated for Book Quote Email Swap on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the quotes Amy - including the links was a great idea! I'm especially interested in the Mimi Baird book.
Response: Thanks Lyndall! :) I just finished reading "He Wanted the Moon" earlier this year, and the quote made me cry...it's so positive considering the situation the Dr. was in. What's even better is the book is both touching and informing! :)
NiniJae rated for Ghost Story Swap - Email Version on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Amy, great choice for your story! I woke up this morning and decided to read it before getting up. It creeped me out and I didn't want to get out of the bed!
Response: Thanks Janine! I'm happy that you enjoyed reading it. <3
clorinspats rated for Ghost Story Swap - Email Version on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: I love Kisaragi Station! I remember reading the archive of the account--spooky stuff!
Response: Yeah it's so spoooky isn't it. :D I love reading spooky stories about un-manned or deserted facilities. They're just fascinating.

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Comments

chaari on Sep 19, 2017:

ESG: Quick friendly profile comment:

你好. 很高興認識你. ☺ That's really all I know ^^ Sorry :D It's so cool to meet someone who likes Arabic music! It's so sad, because lately I fell that everything arabic has this negative stigma due to the recent history, but I really love arabic music too! You should check out this tunesian singer Cheb Khaled. He sings french and arabic and I really think he's great :D

Have a lovely day! Greetings from Germany ♥

MissCharlieD on Sep 15, 2017:

Hello! I visited your Goodreads and found a few to add to my TBR list, thank you! I must say, I only recently learned what Otaku meant, after reading the first volume of Princess Jellyfish. I loved it! Happy Swapping! -Charlie ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

littlemissme84 on Sep 15, 2017:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. I am owned by 2 feline masters - my rescue boys. They are definitely in charge. I too do postcrossing though I've taken a break over the last few months. I need to get back into it really. Happy swapping, Ree x

USAFwife on Sep 6, 2017:

I cimpletely agree about letters vs email (dont get me started on social media! Haha) If youd like a pen pal in the USA, SEND me a PM. :) Cindi (usafwife)

curlywurly on Sep 3, 2017:

Thank you, for sharing your lovely playlist with me, Amy! ♥

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