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LeaTheShark

LeaTheShark
Date Joined: June 28, 2020
Last Online: June 22, 2023
Birthday: October 17, 1996
Country: United States
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About Me

Heya! My name is Lea, I’m a 26 year old Librarian from Richmond, VA.

I love books, reading, writing, and my job at the library! I have a ton of varied interests, including but not limited to:

  • Papercrafts
  • D&D
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Reading & Writing
  • Board Games
  • Plants
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Star Trek
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Thrifting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Travel
  • Cosplay
  • Tarot/Witchiness

My style is a combination of cottagecore meets witchy/gothy pagan punk. Big Baba Yaga energy!!

My apartment number is a little confusing in the swap-bot font: It's the letter "i" and the number 13!

Favorite Music

Lo-fi chillhop beats to relax/study to, Folk, Filk!, Punk, Metal, Alt; All time favorites include Sleep Token, Lord Huron, Protest the Hero, The Wonder Years, The Oh Hellos, Ice Nine Kills, Poor Man's Poison, and The Devil Makes Three

Favorite Books

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built
  • The Tea Dragon Society
  • The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet
  • North American Lake Monsters
  • Sci Fi Anthologies
  • Uprooted

I try to read over 100 books each year - check out my Goodreads! I tend to read a lot of YA/Middlegrade since that is the age group I work with.  

Aesthetic, Likes & Dislikes

  • Overall, I would say my aesthetic is vintage and modern combined. I love the juxtaposition!
  • I REALLY love Flow magazine and the flow book for paper lovers but it's hard to find Flow stuff where I live
  • I love plants, nature, space, witchy stuff, cats, tea, and books, so anything with those motifs always makes me super happy!
  • Sharks are my favorite animal! I also really like possum, raccoon, moth, and cat motifs
  • I love Pusheen the Cat
  • My birthday is in October, I love the fall, and Halloween is my favorite holiday! I appreciate Halloween and fall-themed stuff year-round.

  • I love cryptids, especially mothman - I have several cryptid pins, mothman mugs, and even made an intro to cryptids zine! (P.S. Now I made a cryptid swap group, check it out!
  • I like goth aesthetic stuff, eldritch horror stuff, ghosts, monsters, paranormal, general spookiness~
  • Cottage core is also great!!
  • My favorite colors are black, purples, blues, and greens, and metallics. But I love all colors! I think monochromatic color palettes are super cool, and I also like rainbows.
  • I love graphic design, type elements, and illustrative lettering. Jessica Hische and Aaron Draplin are two of my favorite graphic designers today, and I am fascinated by vintage branding/packaging/type.
  • I don't mind inappropriate or snarky designs! (I thrifted this set of postcards for 10c and I am in love: Baron Von Fancy)

Dislikes:

  • I don't really like paisley
  • I don't like dolls... they creep me out!
  • Not a fan of kid/reward/teacher stickers, unless it's specific to my likes
  • No planner items, please! I don't really use them
  • No rose scents or flavours
  • No skincare products (except from Lush, I have sensitive skin and that's the only brand that doesn't make me break out)
  • Not a big fan of plain chamomile teas (which is funny because I have a chamomile tattoo)
     

Holidays!

My favorite holidays to celebrate are the Wheel of the Year! I especially love seasonal crafting, celebrating the turning of the seasons, and feeling in tune with nature.

I love celebrating Halloween too! And we celebrate a combo of Yule and secular Christmas in our house, which leads to a whole lot of cozy winter celebrations.

I also love weird and wacky holidays, they make me laugh! Sometimes we even plan library programs around weird holidays which is always a lot of fun. Did you know "National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day" is August 8?

Teas/Coffees

I like pretty much all tea and coffee, though I am much more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker.

I love both tea bags and loose leaf teas, and I am always happy to receive either! Flavored black tea and green teas are my all time favorites!

Please don't send anything with dairy mixed in because I am very allergic!!

Allergies

I'm very allergic to dairy, and I am not a fan of rose scented or flavoured things. Sorry! I like it in theory, but it's just not my thing (it gives me a headache).

I keep a (mostly) vegan diet, but I'm not terribly strict about it.

Re: other people's allergies, I have a VERY fluffy Australian Shepard named Austin! I try my very best to keep his hair out of my swaps but he is a furry beast... apologies in advance if he sends you a little fluff as an extra.

Late/MIA Swaps

I am so sorry to everyone that received a late swap from me or who was missing mail. I've reached out to everyone to see what I can do to make it right!

I was struggling a lot with my mental health in the fall of 2021 and decided to take a break from swapping after sending out my final batch of mail, but it seems that some things never got to folks, and since I was offline, I didn't know that they were MIA. I have done everything I can do to make up these swaps, but folks are either offline or have declined my offers to resend.

Ratings

jessiedau rated for Pick me up May on Jan 20, 2024
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Comment: thanks so much Lea for all the awesome goodies you sent!!!
LadyGuenevere rated for Pick me up June on Sep 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! It was great to be partnered with you. Wishing you happy swapping and a great start to Autumn! - Alayna <3
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Comment: Oh my gosh Lea, this parcel was so much fun!! Your flipbook was incredible, I loved all the goodies and decorations - I don't even know what my favourite part was :D Also loooove your wax seals & masterboard collage embellishments - I put your mail up on my wall! Thank you again!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: By Pixie Post #3 on Jul 6, 2023
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Comment: Lea, thank you so much for the beautiful envelope put together with so much care! The pixies outdid themselves 💜
Eulegirl rated for ABC send ~V on Jun 27, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the fun V mail, especially the vintage postcards!
denisedecker58 rated for tlb: 3-Day Letter on Jun 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! It was fun to spend three days with you!
nanc6124 rated for washi scavenger hunt- FESTIVAL on Jun 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank u for so many wonderful washi samples! So hard to pick a favorite but I think I have to go with the jackalope! He is sooooo cute! 💗
heliogal rated for BS&S: By Pixie Post #3 on Jun 17, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully decorated envie and all the wonderful fairy mail!! I love the flower seeds (very fairy!) all the postcards notecards print outs it was all so delightful!!
chelle523 rated for BS&S: By Pixie Post #3 on Jun 12, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much! I just love everything you sent! You (and the pixies) have very good taste! Take care :)
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Comment: Mulltiple thanks -- for the packaging which was fun, for the story with I enjoyed reading and the paper and penmanship you used.
pianoheart rated for BS&S ~ May 2023 stocking stuffer on Jun 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the wrapped gift, sunflower seeds, and stickers. Have a blessed Yule :)
Tara rated for Mini Pocket Letter- BLUE X 2 (USA) on Jun 6, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely pocket letter and the things that were in it. I actually have a website with Crafting and mixed media tutorials. Check it out. I talk about where I find inspiration on it.
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Comment: Thank you Lea!!! My lush and bath salts came today and girllll I'm gonna take care of me. Thanks for making me feel special all month.
PrairieKittin rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories S on May 31, 2023
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Comment: What an awesome postcard! And I love the Sun sticker. I want that washi tape! Wherever did you find that? Your answers were great! I never would have thought of a Silver candle for the 'something pagan' category. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you! I never heard of this podcast so I will be adding that to my library. The postcard was really cool, too - lots of blood droplets :)
riftvegan rated for Flower Power, the 2023 edition #2 on May 30, 2023
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Comment: Lovely decorated envelope, beautiful card and I love the extras, too! Thank you so much. I had some Giant Marigolds in my Community Garden plot last year, and saved some seeds... I should get them planted!! :)
KelseyJayne rated for Pocket letter: senders choice on May 30, 2023
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Comment: Cute! Thanks for the included note! I especially liked the planner stickers.
Fabriqueen rated for Mega washi Swap on May 26, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful washi tape samples and accent dots! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: I love this. Very cute. Thank you.
marclively rated for ABC send ~ X, Y, Z on May 24, 2023
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Comments

heliogal on May 25, 2023:

Hi Lea, Thank you for the beautiful Mermaid labels and the ocean treasures bookmark!! I love them both a lot!! Thank you for thinking of me and sending me a wish for the LSRUS May wish list!!

bblue on May 13, 2023:

Hello! Your Princess Mononoke postcard via the LSRUS wishlist from September (2021, I think) made it to me. Amazing! Thank you!

Aumonae on May 4, 2023:

Thank you so much for the April wishes via LovelySwappersRUs! Made my day when I got them.

CariahCreates on May 2, 2023:

Thank you for the April wishes from my LSRUS wishlist.

Jafferty on Apr 13, 2023:

Thank you for the awesome Moomin bookmarks! i love them! What a delight to find them in the mail today! You're very thoughtful to send them. Thank you so much!

CariahCreates on Apr 11, 2023:

Thank you for the wishes from my March LSRUS wishlist

annim on Apr 10, 2023:

Katie Daisy Profile Decoration

cowboypoodle on Apr 8, 2023:

🌼 Katie Daisy Profile Deco! 🌼 best wishes :)

ElisaMarcuz on Apr 8, 2023:

🌼 Katie Daisy Profile Deco! 🌼

ElisaMarcuz

I hope you enjoy them :)

Millia on Mar 13, 2023:

Wishing you a lovely spring ♡

🌷 Spring Profile Deco - Cottagecore Vibes

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