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Lotusemilia

Lotusemilia
Date Joined: October 16, 2018
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: November 22, 1993
Country: Finland
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About Me

To swap coordinators!!: I have swaps where the mail flight routes from Finland to the recipient's country are unavailable right now because of covid19, so I'm forced to wait until they open the routes again until I can send my envelopes. The post office updates a list of available countries frequently, and I check it daily. They refuse to take any letters to the unavailable countries, I've tried, so there's nothing I can do until they open. I've let both the swap coordinators and my partners know, but I know it looks suspicious to have unsent swaps.

Hi!!!

Emilia here, 26 years old.

I live in Jyväskylä, Finland, with my small cat Mana, whose hobby is to sleep on my neck forgetting she's no longer a tiny kitten, and to walk over everything I put on the table. She's really cute and stubborn and I love her.

I'm really into art, books, and video games. I also like languages and folktales/traditions/outfits a lot.

While I love learning languages, my brain often refuses to keep the information I read, and so I can only fluently speak Finnish and English. I have however studied Swedish and German, so you can write simple things in those languages to me as well! I read both better than I speak them though, so don't expect skillful fluent answers, haha.

🚨 **NOTICE** 🚨

Let me know if you need something resent! The mail in Finland is a bit slow, so please contact me before rating if you don't receive your mail for some time. I can't keep track of all the outgoing mail after I send it, so just let me know if something hasn't arrived and I'll be happy to resend if possible.

My roommate is also a swapper so if you get the same address from both of us, that's not an error :D

I send my swaps on time and mark them as "Sent" on the day I've paid for them and left them in the out-going mailbox. However, due to my country having few actual post offices, I pay for and leave my mail in a corner shop which does everything that a post office does - except stamping. So, whatever I send will NOT be stamped until a few days later, or at all. This is 100% out of my control, so don't give me a bad rating for that, Please.

My Etsy wishlist is linked at the top of the page, so you can get some ideas from there for what sort of things I like!

Favorite Music

I listen to a lot of music from many genres. The only thing I don't really like that much is rap and really slow country songs. Otherwise I'm pretty good with all music. But my favorites are folk, pop/rock, indie, and soundtracks/musicals.

Example bands I REALLY like:

  • CoCo and the Butterfields
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Samuli Putro
  • Poets of the Fall
  • Celtic Woman
  • Fall Out Boy
  • NAVIBAND
  • American Authors
  • Värttinä
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Ninja Sex Party
  • Hozier
  • Royal Republic

Etc etc.

Favorite books and comics

I collect books, but I read really slowly, so I have about half a bookshelf of unread books that I haven't gotten to yet. Generally I don't give a shit about "classic must read's", and just go with what I like.

I'm mostly into fantasy series like

• Harry Potter • Lord of the Rings • Legend of Drizzt • The Dark Tower • Discworld • Shades of Magic

Outside of fantasy I like books such as Pride & Prejudice, books about old folk traditions and mythical creatures, lesbian romances, and books about cultures, myths and events around the world. Less so about war. If it's a woman written book with a female lead that isn't all about loving some random guy she just met and who's so m y s t e r i o u s, it's got a pretty good chance to be good with me. Add magic themes, drama and found family, and you're extremely good.

I'm also really into comics.

Manga I like a lot:

• Fullmetal Alchemist • Ranma 1/2 • Yona of the Dawn • D.Gray-man • Brides' story

Western comics I like a lot:

• Sandman • Saga • Dragon age comics (and books!) • Moomins • One-book publishments from solo artists

• I learned to read with the Donald Duck comics, as most Finnish kids my age did. • I casually like the X-men and Spiderman comics but I haven't read them much yet.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy anything I can get really hands-on with, so pockets of all kinds are always appreciated, and fun surfaces that i can run my fingers on to feel it.

I'm really into stickers, all kinds of colorful, fun and cute, or naturalistic like plants and forest animals etc. In postcards, I prefer drawn things to photographs, especially with animals and people! I adore postcards with watercolor art on them.

I draw a lot, both digitally and on paper, so any drawing-related things are more than welcome, as well as things to decorate letters and envelopes with. I don't do bullet journaling though, so I have no use for bujo-specific things. I really like natural color shades, but overall I'm a fan of all colors, as long as there's a lot of it! Splashes of color are very cool.

Anything that involves women or comics or games is an instant like from me! Fantasy and magic themes are also always good, as well as paintings made into postcards and other art pieces like that. I'm especially a fan of Helene Schjerfbeck, Martta Wendelin, and Gustav Klimt's art.

Favorite shows

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I adore animation and musicals! Anything with a good captivating story outside of just romance is a sure way to catch my attention, and catchy fast chorus-filled song&dance sequences are the best! (Broadway type music.) Not super into stories focused around romance.

Podcasts!! I listen to some fun podcasts like

• Potterless • The Adventure Zone (Balance arc, haven't listened to the rest yet) • Critical Role

I would be more than happy to see something related to them as well!

I enjoy cartoons a lot, especially the following, but also anything from the 1990's to the early 2000's.

• Moomins • Sailor Moon • Krtek (or Mole, idk what the show is called in English) • Winnie the Pooh • Ducktales • Disney etc. Animated movies • Pippi Långstrump • Pokémon • Gravity falls • X-Men Evolution • Paddington Bear

Teas

LIKES:

  • Absolute favorite is Black Vanilla Chai!! I don't mind if you send me multiples of the same tea, I LOVE these so much.
  • Black, Oolong, flavored green & sencha, White, yellow, chamomile, chai and other spiced
  • Earl gray and the likes of it (breakfast teas)
  • You can send me christmas tea anytime of the year, I adore the taste.
  • tbh, just surprise me. I'm open for loose teas etc, as long as it's fresh and cleanly packaged.

DISLIKES:

  • Mint/peppermint
  • licorice
  • plain green tea/plain rooibos
  • herbal infusions and super fruity teas

Things I like

  • Video games!! (Kingdom Hearts, Team Ico, Final Fantasy, Dragon Age, Persona, Zelda, Ni No Kuni, Witcher etc.)
  • Board and card games, like D&D and Magic the gathering (I absolutely adore elves, dryads and tieflings)
  • Fantasy and magic
  • Animals
  • Puns and really dumb funny jokes
  • Collecting silly little stuff that I'm never going to use but it makes me smile
  • Cool postcards (any kind that's not an ad or a boring black&white scenery)
  • Colorful things
  • Memes
  • Folklore; stories, outfits, songs and rhymes, etc.
  • W O M E N
  • Glitter, beads, pretty rocks etc etc.
  • Licorice (EXCEPT in tea, that's not to my liking.)
  • Fridge magnets (something related to your region would be great, but other kinds are welcome too!)
  • Stickers
  • Rhubarb, berries, sweet and sour, vanilla, melon, spicy things, honey, etc.

I'm more than happy to receive lesbian/other lgbt merch made by women, but less happy to receive "queer" merch made by men, no matter how cute it looks.

Things I DON'T like

  • Rude people
  • Elitism over things people send
  • Bugs
  • Babies
  • Stuff focused on men unless it's fanworks of fictional characters or something I already mentioned liking.
  • No allergies, but I dislike ginger, lychee and passion fruit
  • Religious stuff that's meant to convert, but I don't mind you showing your own celebration of things, that's fun and interesting to hear!
  • Homophobic/racist/offensive things.
  • Scary images (especially horror faces, my nightmares and imagination is very face-focused and I will rememeber them for years)

Ratings

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Comment: Love the ATC. My fiancé and I both love Dragon Age, so it’s the perfect pick. This will go in a little frame on our wall for our games. Thank you!
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Comment: Kiitos kortista. Täytyy tunnustaa että kyseinen klassikko (Kolme miestä veneessä) on minulle täysin tuntematon. Viileää ja sateista on ollut täälläkin, mutta muutama kerta on sentään päästy uimarannalle :) Thanks for the card, I must admit the classic "Three Men in a Boat" is totally unknown to me :) Happy swapping for you too!
dreamlady66 rated for TLE: Summer tea and a notecard on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Dear Emilia and Mana...hi there to SF, all fine? Oh wow, such a lovely envie with neat lines, encl. and 3 (!) tea-bags just arrived - great job indeed! I loved your lines with pleasure ❤ Happy summer-times & feelings...stay safe and healthy, just me :)
hellmutt rated for Postcard Suprise - Europe #1 on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: This postcard was so cute! And I loved the plant stickers too. I actually used to be able to play the guitar, but it's been years so now I kind of lost the ability. Hope you have a great day! <3
MikiJoyce rated for 🎗️ Washi and postcards 🌌 on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Your resent mail make its way to me ^^
neea1989 rated for Tiny European Swap #9 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thänk juu ( ˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈ ) ♡♡♡
efjellro rated for SiE: ✨ Washi and tea 🍵 July on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much <3 I enjoyed reading your letter, and look forward to trying the teas :) Thanks also for the extra teas from your roommate :)
efjellro rated for Plant Themed Postcard Swap - Europe on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Kiitos! Thank you so much for your postcard with one of my favourite plants :) I bought the Monstera Delicosa this spring for the first time, and it thrives in my living room. It's so exiting to see how fast it grows :) My partner grows a sunflower on our balcony :) Hope you have a great rest of the summer :)
Ymbryne rated for Sticker Destash #4 on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the cute stickers 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! Nice card!
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Comment: Thank you so much Emilia!! I actually like the cards that you sent. You even sent one from my home country,. LOL. Take Care!
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 38 on May 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the tea, all of which are new to me!
aspens rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Hello! I really apologize for getting to this so, so late! I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this time. On to your list~ there are some familiar names with unfamiliar songs on here that I'm happy you opened my horizons up to! Your mix is very diverse (so many languages!) but it seems to me that you love strong but feathery vocals. :) I really like Keala Settle's voice & I'll be looking into her more. Thank you for sharing!!
denisedecker58 rated for Let's send cat postcards! on Apr 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! Stay safe!
arystotle rated for Tea For Thee # 40 on Apr 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection
Ciciwow01 rated for 🐸☕️ Meme ATC #1 on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the really amazing ATC. It looks so great! I'm happy.
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Comment: Thank you for your cheerful postcard, I enjoyed finding it in my mailbox. Best wishes!
goinjenny rated for Let's send cat postcards! on Apr 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
loverofpostcards rated for Let's send cat postcards! on Apr 14, 2020
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banjobraids rated for WIYM: Tree postcard on Apr 9, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful card! I have not been to Muir woods, but it's on my list to visit. Thank you for the card and the cute owl sticker. Hope you're well! :):):)

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Comments

Artistic on Oct 8, 2019:

So glad you got and like your Open When packet of letters. I had fun putting it together for you. Enjoy!

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