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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: February 24, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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⋆ I am a responsible swapper; I rate and send promptly. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.).

January 2021: I’m usually open to private swaps of almost any kind and can usually offer postcards or handmade ATCs/digital art. (My art Instagram linked above has some digital art samples.) I would also love to exchange recipes, mail art/letters, and possibly even makeup/skincare. Recently, I took a very introductory sewing class and would love to hear from others about their sewing experience/tips and tricks.

I collect art of my original character Tlaloc and may be up for an art trade.

A little about me:
I’m a 20-something-year-old Californian who loves cats, food, reading, and traveling. I like learning about other cultures and regions so if you don't know what to write in a swap, tell me something about your local area! It'll probably be added to my long-list of things to do someday. :)

My goal is to visit 30 countries before I’m 30 and all the U.S. national parks at least once in my lifetime.

I love talking about books so feel free to add me on Goodreads. I also read a lot of manga, but keep that list separate.

You can see some of my old ATCs and other art here.

Likes:

(Honestly, you can skip this section. I like more than what’s listed below as well, am easily pleased, and appreciate any kind of mail I receive.)

⋆ my favorite themes include: cats, outer space, Japan, Studio Ghibli, Moomin, fairytale, pin-up, illustrations, mythology, science, travel
⋆ assorted things I like: ABBA, the Golden Gate Bridge, cats, fountain pens, Flow magazine, unique/handmade papers, stickers, hot air balloons, graphic novels/comic books, national parks, cherry blossoms, patterned bandages, aerogrammes/postalettes, typewriters, trains, mountains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi tape, wax seals, calligraphy, mail art, watercolors, long staircases, architecture and design, blackout poetry, sharks, shiba inu, FriXion pens, Gelly Roll pens
⋆ Food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavored stuff, tea, salty snacks
⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and sometimes offensive/dirty humor.

Postcard Info:

⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a nice message! I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent while on vacation are my favorite).
⋆ Likes for unwritten/blank postcards: Inge Look, gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two

Things I Can Always Use:

⋆ unused postage
⋆ envelopes bigger than 4" x 6"

Dislikes:

⋆ anything religious (inspirational and non-denominational quotes are fine)
⋆ random junk/loose bits and scraps of paper
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ friendship books/label bags/etc.
⋆ strong scents (cigarette smoke and floral perfumes can trigger my headaches)
⋆ cocoa tea, chrysanthemum tea, cookies with nuts

Favorite Books, Comics, or Manga:

Calvin and Hobbes, Chew (comic book series), Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, Yotsuba&!, books about food (science) or textiles/fashion

Favorite Crafts:

I love altered/upcycled art and would love to receive any well-made craft including ATCs, tags, mail art, crochet, zines, mixed media art of all kinds, or even your personally created recipe (written down), etc. I am a huge fan of watercolor art, letterpress, and silkscreening as I used to do those myself.

Favorite Videogames:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact

Favorite TV Shows and Anime:

Taskmaster (UK version), Impractical Jokers, Shirokuma Cafe, Dennou Coil, Moribito, Aria/Aqua

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Green-Inspired, Paper Source, Punch Studios, Moleskine

Favorite Characters:

Snoopy, Danbo, Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, classic Winnie the Pooh, Soos from Gravity Falls

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Alphonse Mucha, Leonid Afremov, Sarah Gibb

MIKA, Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops

Here's some art I've done:
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Ratings

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Comment: I enjoyed your Tiger ATC! Thank you for reading my profile and including the sweet letter and extras. You went above and beyond in hosting and being a great swap partner! Keeping an eye on your ATC group too! 💜💜💜
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Comment: Thank you for such a fun envie!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: I've heard of the book a few times, and I think we borrowed the DVD of the movie from the library, but didn't get to watch it before returning it. I'll have to look for it again, since you reminded me. :) And I usually enjoy Agatha Christie in all forms. :) Thanks for sharing :)
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Comment: love everything thank you
Rockmask rated for Chinese Zodiac Red ATC Swap (Rat) on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: I love your ATC you made! I also enjoyed reading your letter. Hearing about how your zodiac year went, it makes me nervous for mine 😆 Mine is the dragon. Thank you for having such a fun swap!
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Comment: Thank you for participating in my swap! I love the card you have sent! Maine looks so beautiful! I also loved the cute little Usagi you drew. You're an amazing artist btw! Hope to see you participate in the next round!<3
Rockmask rated for ATC HD/HP Girl with Green Hair #1 on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: What an awesome ATC! I’m glad I got you as a partner again, because your work is gorgeous! I love the girls dress, reminds me of my Lolita dresses in my closet! 🖤
Lablauri57 rated for Create and Write #1 on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, it was a lovely poem
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chimerix rated for ATCs - Profile Surprise on Dec 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn scary mermaid! Wow, she is cute and creepy. Aloha!
olenaspicer rated for ATC - La Lune on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the most gorgeous moon card! I love the black glittery paper and the moon cutout, the moon paper itself coordinates so perfectly. Your white pen marks are such great details as well. I love this card and thank you for your note as well :):):)
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Comment: What a fun variety of things! I REALLY love the ink pens! There is a lot of fun things here!!
Cgscdy rated for HD / HP Face ATC - Newbie Friendly on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Ty for the awesome atc! I enjoy anime style drawing as well so I definitely LOVE it.
AmyMarie rated for MAIL ART - Space on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun space envelope and goodies inside!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful vintagy stickers! I look forward to using them. Love the envelope too, especially the hand drawn Felix the Cat :) What a wonderful photo! How nice that you got to go there! Thank you for making my day!
LilysMama rated for LilysMama & fishsteak on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start! Thank you so much for the swap, I love everything that you sent to me. So many goodies to be put to use :) I'm very happy with this swap ♥️
Response: Thanks for swapping with me and helping me clear my stash!
daydreamer47 rated for Fishsteak and Daydreamer47 on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Fiona! Thank you so much for the bubble mailer full of awesome goodies! Theres so much to look through and hoard 😋
Response: Thanks for helping me clear my stash! :D
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
patricia8288 rated for OSS: Send 2 #2 on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much for the cute swap.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 258 24 27
Completed Fives Threes Ones
256 291 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
11 132 113 0
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Comments

kiddomerriweather on Feb 20, 2021:

What food subs have you gotten? I've only tried graze in the past, but I really liked it.

susieq11 on Feb 17, 2021:

Thank you for the really fun stickers for WW February! I love the cute envelope you sent them in too. Thank you for granting my wish, you made me smile!!! xoxo

kiddomerriweather on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the kawaii letter sets and stickers for my February WW! It was so sweet for you to think of me. =D

phillaine on Jan 20, 2021:

(oops! : for Wonderful Wishes--January wish list)

phillaine on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you for the delightful surprise gift! I've been admiring these pretty little things for a while, they're absolutely adorable in person, and I can't wait to use them! ♥ I appreciate you and your kindness. Take care and stay safe!

dartha on Jan 11, 2021:

Wonderful Wishes - January Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard - love your solution to relaxing after a hard day and the quote. Awesome! So true!!! thank you, darla

CariahCreates on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card from my WW wishlist. I cut out the drawing to put in my journal!

phillaine on Dec 26, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

lindseyjae on Dec 13, 2020:

Hi hi! Thanks so much for the postcards! So lovely, and your artwork is great too! Glad to get some mail from you!!! (WW December wishlist)

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