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snager

snager
Date Joined: February 1, 2019
Last Online: April 17, 2019
Birthday: September 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am allergic to cats :,3 If you get teamed up with me in more than one swap, feel free to save postage by putting both swaps in one package! Just let me know if one swap is going to be more than 3 weeks wait

For years I honed my snail-mail skills on friends and family who for the most part never sent anything back or even acknowledged the gift at all. So I sign up for swaps and genuinely forget I'm signing up to get something BACK for my efforts. It surprises me every time when I click 'send' and go to archive the swap then remember: wait, I have to get my gift and rate it, first! It has been so nice to run out of stamps and also find beautiful letters and packages in the mail. It reminds me of when I was on etsy, blowing all my money I made on other people's shops: only this hobby is much cheaper!

Maybe this is unusual, but I've commissioned artists who then had life get in the way. I told them to keep the money and finish the art whenever. Got my commission six months later. You don't even have to tell me if your swap is going to be a week late. I'm not your boss. If Its going to be more than 7 days out, I will be looking for it, though, so do let me know if there was a hiccup.

I like illustration and sequential arts and am mostly self-taught in both. However, I have an extensive background in the classic fine arts, ceramics, print making, jewelry smiting and more. Taught myself to make stuffed animals and dolls, sew clothes and accessories, crochet, embroider ect.

I like Science Fiction, Comedy, hair metal, folk punk, video games, science, every single animal

What I like in Artist Trading Cards: fanart, even if it's something I'm only vaguely familiar with. Illustrations of all kinds.

I love invertebrates as pets. I've always loved them and now I have SO MANY: Praying mantids, isopods, the mealworms and flies are a bonus. But if I could, I would probably have a large parrot and play with it all day every day. Or a ranch with cassowaries in Australia. I wish I could move to Australia. I'd even live in the outback, just to be there.

other favorite animals: frogs/toads, bats, snakes, reptiles in general, basically all birds but esp. colorful / tropical ones and birds of prey, vultures + owls and also especially crows / corvids. Dolphins and whales. snails, cephalopods, shrimp family; I have little aversion to invertebrates. Favorites include the dragonfly/mayfly family, cricket/ katydid / grasshopper family, mantid family, cicadas, beetles esp horned and jeweled beetles, isopods, flies / moths, bees/wasps/ants, jumping spiders, scorpions. disliked invertebrates specifically: most spiders, centipedes (millipedes weirdly fine) and roaches (even the pretty ones. gotta work on that), deepsea crabs with the freaky long legs.

Favorite Music

Found out about Sound.Garden from someone's profile and it's been a BLAST listening to all the Australian local radio stations, esp Hobart FM in Tasmania.

Classic rock is usually a safe bet. Proto-punk and proto-metal and proto-goth. Hippy Dippy folk music, protest music and really old (1900-1940) pop music is always enlightening.

Okay, specifics: Tame Impala, MGNT, Electric Light Orchestra, T. Rex, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Gorillaz, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, Sunset Rubdown, Crystal Castles, Neutral Milk Hotel,

Favorite Television

My favorite tv shows are Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, The Good Place. Big long time fan of Adult Swim as a mini-network.

Sometimes I catch things like Avatar (Kora or Airbender), Star Vs. The Forces of Evil. Dan Vs. is highly cancelled.

If I'm in the mood for something more mainstream: Dateline and MTV Catfish

On netflix I like the new She-ra (the old one is good too, don't front), Hilda, Star Trek, Bojack Horseman, Aggretsuko, Neo Yokio, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,

I spend most my time watching youtube, though. Captain Disillusion, all the PBS channels, Teir Zoo. animal/cool/instant regret video compilations = guilty pleasure. Follow the work of several indy animators with their own shows hosted on youtube.

Favorite Movies

Mirrormask has been my favorite movie for over a decade. Spirited Away is my other favorite movie and they're actually very similar, if you think about it.

also good -Trick or Treat (1986) -Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) -No Country for Old Men -The Sixth Sense (1999) - The Babadook (2014) -The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) - The Crow (1994) -Interview with the Vampire (1994) -all the mad max movies but esp. the second one

-Super Duper Alice Cooper -Contact (1997) -Hook (1991) -Little Monsters (1989) -Scooby-Doo (2002) -Ferngully -Atlantis: the lost Empire -Lilo and Stitch -Treasure Planet -Angel's Egg (1985) -Coco (2017) -Mune (2014) -Moon (2009) -Chappie (2015)

Favorite Video Games

-Pokemon, Digimon, Tamagotchi -Niche: genetics survival game -Spore (Sequel when??) -Overwatch -Minecraft -Starbound -The Sims -Nintendogs -Cities: Skylines -Stardew Valley (Harvest moon but you're allowed to be gay) -Undertale - Hylics

Dislikes

-I'm very allergic to cat dander/saliva/poop, so anything made of fiber that came in contact/was kept/stored in the same area a cat had free roam isn't going to be something I can keep in my living area - beauty products and perfume -positive affirmations and quotes -slime -those squishable things tbh -pink, but I know most people's stashes are kawaii/girly so I'm understanding -99% of all anime - I listed some that I like above -Christian stuff, but if you send me something on accident, it's okay: I will just give it to my mom or grandmom -Church of Scientology / ancient aliens stuff - symbols of colonialism and imperialism -I like punk and metal and rebel movement stuff a lot, but NO 'repurposed' nazi graphic designs / iconography and NO confederate flags: idk if I even need to say this so I will just to be sure, since a lot of Europeans don't know what the confederate flag represents and a lot of people in Asia (and British youth?) aren't familiar with nazi symbols. I'm talking the eagles, double lightening bolts, crosses, ect.

likes

  • rainbows, tiedye, glow-in-the-dark -astronomy -astrology
  • urban legends and cryptids
  • optimistic nihilism
  • all dragons
  • playlists / songs to listen to
  • memes -1885-1920
  • 60s-90s -vintage and retro
  • sci-fi -origami -birds, lizards, bugs, dinosaurs
  • urbx / urban exploration / decrepit /abandoned places -witchy stuff, Taoism, Buddhism, Yogi/yoga
  • monster boys and girls
  • body horror monsters
  • post-furry -I'm fine with nudity. I took like 4 years of figure drawing and figure sculpting.

Ratings

blueseabliss rated for MA: Envelope and ATC on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Very cute, thank you!
CrowDancer rated for The Simpsons ATC Series #4 on Apr 13, 2019
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Comment: Lisa is really cute! I love the swap-bot meme you made using her! Lisa and Bart got here on the same day, and I thought that was really cute! Thank you so much!
Karmi53 rated for The Simpsons ATC Series #1 on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Hi Great job on Homer very well done thank you take care
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Comment: Beautiful envelope! 😍 This was so much fun. Thanks for the bracelet and all the fun stickers! :D I loved hearing about the origins of the thread you used! 😂
vick302000 rated for ATC Bag #64 (USA) on Apr 5, 2019
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Comment: I really like the way you did your bag. Mine are so big and bulky. Think I will make some changes for the next time. I did keep the moon one. I found a hand drawn one that I think you will like.
dyp rated for HD/P Funky Octopus ATC on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: Omg omg omg!!! I am in awe! I adore this squi-a-pus! Someday I hope to learn to paint like this. Oh tytyyy!
Jlynn rated for The Simpsons ATC Series #3 on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you i loved the Bart atc! My son liked the tattoo he is a animal lover thank you!
CrowDancer rated for The Simpsons ATC Series #2 on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: The Marge ATC is so cute! I really appreciate the list of art supply websites, and I'll definitely be checking them out! I adore the packaging and the Popplio doodle! Thank you! :D
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Comment: I loved that Doctor Who episode too! Sorry about the address thing, weird that it didn’t update. I enjoyed reading your letter!
arimails rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading your story. Your sister is so brave to close her eyes and actually open them up again! I don't think I would've had the guts to open my eyes again
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Comment: I need to give you two hearts here lol. I friggin love your art and this deerfox is so gosh darn cute! I also feel super derpy cause of the cardboard protector. THANK YOU!
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Comment: Love the card. Super cool! Thank you
Tverne05 rated for Artist Inspired ATC: Paul Kremer on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC.
esmy77 rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: so scary when your sister's story and you coincided!
Hugsie86 rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the story. Shadow People are definitely a real thing, for having seen some in the past too.
dcp0112 rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on Mar 25, 2019
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Comment: Loved your ghost story, great story telling too. A native American...and I am a believer in ghosts for sure! Hope to get to swap with you again!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on Mar 24, 2019
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Comment: Awesome spooky story!
jclark886 rated for Roast Me Pc swap on Mar 24, 2019
5
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Comment: I loved reading your roasts, they totally made my day when I got it in the mail!
Response: I'M SO GLAD. I almost chickened out, lol, i went hard. but then I watched some real comedy central roasts and they went way harder. so I'm glad I struck a good balance <3
sillyhoffmann rated for Illustration inside an outline on Mar 23, 2019
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Comment: Love the envei and the pointlisam! It is a great piece. Thank you!
knitterofhats rated for NH: Send a card on Mar 21, 2019
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Comment: I love the cute camper card you sent. Interesting hobby too!

Rating Overview

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Comments

wombatlady on Apr 8, 2019:

You have a very good list of favorite animals and it's so cool you have invertebrate pets! I'd love to keep aquatic insects, but it's tricky to get the ecosystem going and I just don't have the resources right now. I'm on a swap break right now but I'd love to swap with you in the future (assuming paper items that was in the vicinity of cats is ok for you).

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 30, 2019:

HI welcomes to Swap-bot, I saw your post in forums and I agree 100% I will be inviting you to a few of my groups when you hit a 100 rates.

MyRetroSoul on Mar 29, 2019:

Hey, i read your thread and commented but i also want to welcome you. I love your profile and i checked out your art. You are very talented!

I hope you will stick around and get to know people and why these threads for 2nd profile and 1 rating alerts were created. It’s actually made this a really safe place for swapping and while it made me really nervous that i would mess up at first, i am now really grateful for everyone who keeps us alerted. It’s a really cool community, not perfect, but it can be almost anything we make it. Have fun!

VivaLaDiane on Mar 5, 2019:

Saw your note about not pairing you up with users from specific areas. Partners are assigned by a "bot" and not a human - thus Swap-BOT. No one has control over partner assigning.

Trinket on Feb 4, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! I saw your comment on one of the Washi swaps and you are absolutely right, tactile things you can touch like letters and paper and pen strokes that have been hand written really matter sometimes. I think you will find mail art and other swap stuff amazing here and forever more - No escape now <3

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