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biphobe

biphobe
Date Joined: April 14, 2018
Last Online: May 7, 2019
Birthday: January 24, 1992
Country: Hungary
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About Me

My name is Peter, I'm a 26 yo guy working and living in Budapest, Hungary.

I joined this site after I draw an address on Postcrossing and the lucky(?) receiver of my next postcard redirected me here to get to know her likes and taste.
So.. As you might suspect already, I'm into postcards mainly.
You can check my Postcrossing and PostcardUniting profile here:

Postcrossing
PostcardUnited

The postcards pinned as favorites in Postcrossing can give an idea what I like, highly recommended to scroll through!

Difficult to write an introduction, easier to check my blogs and Instagram to get to know more about my taste. It' very chaotic tho, but helps postcrossers a lot, and they always come up with something super creative, reflecting on my
Tumblr
and Instagram

So basically wherever you find this username biphobe, it's probably me. hahah

Je parle francais and ich möchte meine Deutschkentnisse zurückbringen und erfrischen, so please write me on these languages if you are a native speaker. Otherwise in English, of course (or Hungarian).

Postcard preferences

First of all, this is a very challenging list and a lot of specifications, but these are only preferences and recommendations, I try to contour my taste. I will be happy with anything you sent, don't stress about it. Swapping is fun, not stress.
Especially for profile based swaps (and swappers trying to send something profile based): Sending something from the wishlist is perfect Sending something close or somehow related to the wishlist is perfect. Sending something inspired by my info, IG, blogs, etc. is perfect I'm more than sure you will send a perfect card. I can like any type of cards, just try avoiding those basic cards with very shiny, reflective, almost sticky surfaces - in other words choose a card made with more advanced printing technology.

I mainly collect postcards, my ultimate preferences are the followings:
- LGBTQ+ (toptoptop preference, even free/ad cards are accepted on this topic. I don't care if the particular SWAP forbids free/ad card, send it please if you had any)
- multiple images (images Nouvelles), icons, etc. style cards
- Vogue / Penguin book / New York Times, etc. covers (and anything in this style)
- reinterpretations of classical art
- cards made of special (wood, metal, 3D, silk, etc.) or very fine (unusual type of paper) materials.
- industrialism, brutalism, modernism (feel free to Google them, the Google pics give a nice idea what these terms mean)
- Museum cards (NOT basic art card, but rather modern art, and from an interesting well-curated exhibition)
- Lantern Press postcards (but try something that matches my aesthetics)
- Set of 100 [x] PCs are usually nice, I use some of them, it would be funny to recollect them by receiving

UNESCO WHS: stamped in original country only and if you don't have anything else from the wishlist (it isn't my main interest). The List of WHS cards I have/miss

I'm in LOVE with the art of this Tumblr:
L'Ours-postal
If you made something similar for me... I'd be the happiest person

But I also appreciate a lot any other postcards that you find suitable for me, inspired by my info and by my blogs. I really like surprises, when I feel the care someone put into the choice. I can't properly explain it, but I can feel it :)

The only DISLIKES: cheap basic touristic cards :( unless they are very fine or interesting ,showing very unusual parts of a certain place, windows, doors, etc.. (but I don't really consider those ones cheap basic touristy)
OR it's okay of course if the particular swap calls for touristy cards, but I'd appreciate if they were somehow special
A thumb rule might be that touristy cards with wide white frame, and plain, less shiny surfaces are usually more special.
Also, I hate football and not really into seasonal cards, since I don't celebrate any - particularly no Christmas, please.

The Post's engines are very rough, so I'd recommend to use standard (or smaller) size postcards, the unusual sizes get wiiiildly damaged.

I prefer the single cards sent naked, written and stamped (even the gay cards). If you decided to go for an envie, then please send the card blank (written cards without stamps and postal marks look so weird). If no idea what to write, you can
- describe the view from your window OR
- tell me a weird custom of your people in your neighborhood or nation or social class that you find super annoying or weird (the bests are the ones you share too, it's a fun self-critique).
Of course, the rules of the particular swap do overwrite these above-mentioned preferences, but I don't mind if you bent the rules and send according to my preferences..

Also, I'd appreciate if you used something else than definitive stamps. The basic USA forever stamp is nice, but my mailbox loves diversity :)

Since this site is for swapping so many other stuff too, I'm quite open. Particularly for LGBTQ stuff.

Ahh, and I like a lot desinger stuff made by young, creative, local designers. I started to get them know recently in Budapest, and I'm soo fascinated - they are expensive, most probably in other countries too, so I do not really expect to make swaps on this topic, but one day... Who knows!). This topic is fine on postcards too!

Favorite Music

A chaotic taste of music here, I usually pick out one song of a singer/band, and do not really like their other songs. The Spotify and Youtube algorithms certainly hate me (the feeling is mutual) - no matter how long I try to teach them, they fail to recommend me the things I like. Poor me :D

Anyways, some useful details - I love classical music.
Sometimes in a mood for baroque arias, but mainly XXth century and contemporary composers.
Prokofiev's 2nd piano concerto, The Bluebeard's Castle by Béla Bartók and Gubaidulina's Johannes Passion are the top faves, but so many others that I couldn't count.
Unfortunately, I hate Mozart and Wagner :(

For everything else... Well.
Few songs by artists, just some that I listen to recently:
FOXOS, SOHN, Easter, Raised by Swans.

Additional Information

Please note that I live in Budapest, Hungary, so my swaps might take time to reach the destination although I send them as priority letters (Air mail) in 90% of the cases.
It's especially problematic to the US, because I have an impression that USPS ignores the priority letter / air mail stickers. On Postcrossing, there is no difference in delivery time between my priority/air mail and normal/flat mail cards, and my cards reach the destinataire in the States at least 1.5-2 times as slow, as the US cards do arrive to my address (same problem with Russia, but the difference is at least 3-4 more times). Usually, the delivery time ranges from 16 days to 36 days (and there are even more extreme delivery times).
But anyways, if you feel that the swap hasn't arrived in a reasonable time period, please contact me and I'm glad to resend the swap. I don't mind if you received twice as much cards from me, usually I have more cards for a particular swap.
Also, I usually contact my partners after 2 months to make sure everyone receives their swaps - even though some of them would just leave it as an unrated story.

Regarding the dates:
I always date the cards/envies the days I write them and mark the swap as completed/sent.
Then I keep them with me while being busy in the city, and drop them in a mailbox wherever I see one while running somewhere.
Then the Post collects it (some mailboxes aren't collected every day, on week-ends none of them), and based on my experience, the Hungarian Post doesn't always work them up the same day as collected.
Soooo, the result is that there might be a few days of difference between my date and the cancellation.
Usually I complete the swaps way before the deadline, so even the date of the cancellation is in time too.
Also, please note, that we use yyyy-mm-dd date format in my country.

Temporary info

I don't celebrate Christmas and always get away to a different city.
-> I won't be able to rate swaps for the period 20-29 Dec, please be patient, I'll rate everything upon my return.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the traveling postcards and the extra card! :)
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Comment: Thank you!! 🌞
Kskollections rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 21 on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: This is fun!
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Comment: I'll be passing your postcard on in the next round!
StagKing rated for Fashion PC swap #4 on Mar 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous Erte PC! I someday dream to make even one design as iconic as him!
Dana78 rated for Profile Pick on Mar 8, 2019
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MelbourneGirl rated for WIYM Butterfly Postcards on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for this envelope full of lovelies :) :) So beautiful!
susieq11 rated for PTG: I spy something with M R3 on Feb 23, 2019
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Comment: Love the kangaroo/mammal postcard. It’s a gorgeous photograph!! I learned something new - I didn’t know there were lynx in Hungary! Have you ever seen one? I’m so glad you were my partner, thank you!! xx
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Well, lynx are pretty rare in Hungary. They used to live in the Carpathians, then went extinct during the 1st World War. Then Hungary lost 2/3 of it's territory, incl. the mountains. The lynx returned to the Carpathians in the 1980's, and the very fews one might spot in Hungary appeared in the late 90's and live in the very north, in Slovakia + Hungary (the animal kingdom doesn't care much about country borders :D unless we build a stupid wall). Estimations about their numbers in Hungary range from 1 to 10, the others cross the borders for hunting only
samsstuff rated for IU: QUOP (late-JAN 2019) on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: Well, this definitely was an odd PC!
itsnobody rated for City View Favorite on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: Dear Peter, it's amazing to live infront of the synagogue! If I was in your place I would probably draw it a lot. I never knew of such destination, but now I'll visit it some day for sure, would love to see it for myself
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Comment: Thank you Peter for the extra vintage stamp! Have a great week!
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard - so inviting :) :) - and wonderful stamps :) :) All our best of wishes <3
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty twisted postcard, Peter! And now enjoy your Sunday.
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samsstuff rated for IU: QUOP (late-DEC 2018) on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the, um, unusual PC...
Villagegreen rated for PTG: I spy something with L R3 on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the post card and the lateral thinking that led to 'lonely' l was brought up on Winnie the Pooh and always had a soft spot for Eyesore. Best wishes
TamiTam55 rated for IU: QUOP (early-JAN 2019) on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: The stories with your turkeys and chickens were wonderful. I am glad that you shared them with me. I hope you have a wonderful day. And a nice upcoming month.
PostcardAl rated for Fashion PC swap #3 on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Hello Peter -- thanks for the great card. Who doesn't need a camel prop? Love the stamps, too, including the one of the wedding dress -- thanks for taking the extra effort. All the best, al
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Comment: Peter- Thank you for such a great postcard! I really do love it. Love everything you wrote and yes it's very true about summer! I moved over 800 miles to get away from the harsh winters and snow but I very much pay for it during the summer here! Just like the cold and snow keeps people indoors so does the extreme heat! And the bugs here! They eat you alive! Best wishes to you and thank you again!
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Comment: I finally got your resend pc. Thanks you so much for the awesome 100 year old pc. I love it. I collect stamps and just love all the stamps you put on the envelope. The mailman stopped me and asked me what was up with all the pretty mail i get from all over the world. I told him that I belong to a group and we trade stuff. He looked at me like I was crazy.

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Comments

nannydino on Sep 27, 2018:

Hi Peter Nothing makes my heart beat faster than a B&W fotofolio postcard ! I love the Helmut Newton "at Maxim's II " PC. Thank you so much. Oh I am crazy mad about his photography <3 Happy Autumn peace love light Geraldine

yvonne401 on Aug 12, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

VivaLaDiane on Jul 28, 2018:

I'm glad you joined my swap and that I checked out your profile. Your Instagram isn't listed on your page, mine is listed on mine. I'd love it if you added me there so I can check yours out and I hope I get you as a partner so I can find a LGBTQ postcard for you. xoxo♥

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