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.
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,
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.
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)
-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
-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.
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