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Lotusemilia

Lotusemilia
Date Joined: October 16, 2018
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: November 22, 1993
Country: Finland
My Etsy Wishlist

About Me

Hi!!!

Emilia here, 27 years old.

I live in JyvΓ€skylΓ€, Finland, with my small cat Mana, whose hobby is to sleep on my neck forgetting she's no longer a tiny kitten, and to walk over everything I put on the table. She's really cute and stubborn and I love her. I'm really into art, books, and video games. I also like folktales/traditions/outfits a lot. If I had the money for it (and covid wasn't a thing), I would love to do archery/horseback riding/martial arts, as those kinds of things interest me a lot.

I love learning languages, but I have a bad memory, so I can only fluently speak Finnish and English right now. I have studied Swedish and German, so you can write simple things in those as well! I read both better than I speak them though, so don't expect fluent answers, haha. I'm also trying to self-learn a bit of Korean since I got my hands on the Talk To Me In Korean books! It's still in very early progress though.

I spent my exchange study in Utrecht in 2016, and I miss the city greatly, so I'm always happy to receive any Dutch teas, foods, etc. Nijntje (Miffy) related things are always welcome :')

Notice!

I'll happily resend things if asked! The mail in Finland is slow (currently mail is delivered three days a week), so please contact me before rating if you don't receive your mail for some time. Similarly, mail takes a while to get here a lot of the time, so I tend to wait extra before hassling my partners about resends. I rate things the day I receive them.

My roommate is also a swapper so if you get the same address from both of us, that's not an error :D We were already swapping separately before we moved in, so we keep it like that, rather than a shared account. My Etsy wishlist is linked at the top of the page, so you can get some inspiration from there for what sort of things I like!

Looking for a penpal! I would love finding someone who at the very least is into my main interests, aka video games and/or fantasy, so it's easier to find things to talk about in the start. If you like LoZ and/or Dragon Age, we've got a lot to talk about, hahah.

Music

I listen to a lot of music from many genres. But my favorites are folk, pop/rock, indie, and soundtracks/musicals. A good music video is very nice, and I like to hear lyrics that make me feel something, whether it's for myself or for a character playlist I'm making, hahah.

Example bands I REALLY like:

CoCo and the Butterfields β€’ Florence + the Machine β€’ Fleet Foxes β€’ Poets of the Fall β€’ Celtic Woman β€’ Fall Out Boy β€’ NAVIBAND β€’ American Authors β€’ VΓ€rttinΓ€ β€’ Ninja Sex Party β€’ Hozier β€’ Royal Republic

Books

Generally I don't give a crap about "classic must read's", and just go with what I like. I'm open to many genres if it's suggested to me, but usually I mostly read fantasy, such as:

Harry Potter β€’ Lord of the Rings β€’ Legend of Drizzt β€’ The Dark Tower β€’ Discworld β€’ Shades of Magic

Outside of fantasy I like Jane Austen, books about old folk traditions and mythical creatures, lesbian romances, and books about cultures, myths and events around the world. Less so about war, battles don't interest me that much.

If it's a book with a female protagonist that isn't all about loving some random guy she just met and who's so mysterious, it's got a pretty good chance to be good with me. Add magic themes, drama and humor, and you're spot-on. Avoid suggesting love triangles if you can, those are exhausting.

I'm also really into comics, for example

Sandman β€’ Saga β€’ Dragon age comics (and books!) β€’ Moomins β€’ One-book publishments from solo artists β€’ Donald Duck etc.

Crafts

I enjoy anything I can get really hands-on with, so pockets of all kinds are always appreciated, and fun surfaces that i can run my fingers on to feel it. I try to recycle parts of the decorations I receive in my crafts if I can. Recently I've started learning embroidery, and I draw a lot in my free time, both digitally and on paper. I like stickers, colorful and cute, naturalistic or fashionistic pop-culture, for example.

I really like natural color shades, but I'm a fan of all colors, as long as there's a lot of it or it's used in a cool way! I adore paintings made into postcards. I'm especially a fan of Helene Schjerfbeck, Martta Wendelin, and Gustav Klimt's art.

I've recently gotten into ATC's, and found that I love making them! I make a mix of watercolor and paper collabs, and I am happy to receive any kind of cards myself! Fantasy themes and bright autumny colors are my favorites.

TV and other things

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I adore animation and musicals! Anything with a good captivating story outside of just romance is a sure way to catch my attention, and strong song&dance sequences are the best! (think Broadway type music. I saw Lion King on Broadway once and cried like a baby)

Podcasts:

The Adventure Zone (Balance arc, haven't listened to the others yet) β€’ Critical Role β€’ Sickboy β€’ Kaverin Puolesta Kyselen

Cartoons:

Moomins β€’ Krtek (Mole?) β€’ Winnie the Pooh β€’ Ducktales (new and old) β€’ Disney etc. Animated movies β€’ Pippi LΓ₯ngstrump β€’ Gravity falls β€’ X-Men Evolution β€’ Paddington Bear

Anime/manga:

Sailor moon β€’ Pokemon β€’ Azumanga Daioh β€’ D.Gray-man β€’ Yona of the Dawn β€’ Brides' story β€’ Ranma 1/2 β€’ Princess Tutu β€’ Fullmetal Alchemist β€’ Tsubasa: Reservoir chronicle β€’ Card Captor Sakura β€’ All things Ghibli β€’ Pandora Hearts β€’ Made in Abyss β€’ Jujutsu Kaisen

Teas

LIKES:

  • Absolute favorite is Black Vanilla Chai!! I don't mind if you send me multiples, I LOVE these. Same for vanilla rooibos.
  • Black, Oolong, flavored green & sencha, White, yellow, chamomile, chai and other spiced teas
  • Earl gray and the likes of it (=breakfast teas)
  • You can send me christmas tea anytime of the year, I adore the taste.
  • tbh, just surprise me.

DISLIKES:

  • Mint/peppermint, licorice, herbal infusions and super fruity teas.

Likes

  • Video games!! I've loved Kingdom Hearts since I was a kid. Final Fantasy (especially 7,10,12 and 15) is also an old favorite. I've also fallen in love with Team Ico games, and Dragon Age is perhaps my most loved game series as of right now, alongside the Legend of Zelda (especially OoT, TP, ST and BotW, but I love them all). Other than these, I am also a fan of Supergiant Games, Ni No Kuni, Pokemon, Prof.Layton, and the Persona series, among many others.)

  • Fantasy/magic

  • My favorite colors are leaf green and orange!
  • Women
  • Snacks & recipes
  • Animals
  • Handcrafts, both making and receiving
  • ATC's
  • Tea
  • Exploring new places and finding new sides of old places
  • Folk traditions/music/stories/foods etc.
  • Cosplay
  • sheep-themed things (my nickname since childhood has been "sheep")

Dislikes

  • Rude people
  • Bugs
  • Babies
  • Bullet journal specific things
  • No allergies, but I dislike ginger, lychee and passion fruit
  • Religious stuff that's meant to convert, but I don't mind you showing your own celebration of things, that's fun and interesting to hear!
  • Homophobic/racist/offensive things.
  • Scary images (especially horror faces)
  • I don't wear makeup unless it's for cosplay. Lip balms and skin/haircare products (for curly hair) etc. are nice though, as is anything that doesn't belong in a "daily makeup routine".

Wishlist

β€’ Cute little note papers or cards to write swap greetings into β€’ Tea β€’ Letter paper (they don't sell any here anymore :< it's a proper hunt to find even a single package that isn't just white paper.) β€’ Envelope/card decorating supplies (papercraft things) β€’ Ephemera/paper scrap pictures etc. - Embroidery yarn

Ratings

Flamingoloon rated for Tea For Thee # 96 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items! I can't wait to try the teas, they look tasty!
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Thank you so much! I'm excited to add this to my collection. Thank you, also, for the Pippi postcard and the cartoon page. We don't have a lot of things written in Finnish around here, so it's fun to get things like that. :) I can't really speak it (I know Merry Christmas, boy, girl, and - oddly - porcupine lol), but it's nice to have and spend time trying to translate it.
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 97 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for this tea bags and postcard. Excellent choices,
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Comment: Wow, your ATC is beautiful! Thank you so much for the explanation too- what a pretty place you captured!
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Comment: Thanks for the magnificent ATC. Also the cartoon page it was packaged in was great.
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Comment: OMG such yummy snacks and sweets! Loved the sour cream onion snack and licorice. Rooibas tea was good too. Thank you so much!
MeiMeiYuan rated for Tea For Thee # 93 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Emilia for the teas you've sent! I can't wait to try them. And for the stickers and bits of emphemera, thank you again, they're just so lovely! πŸ’–πŸ˜Š
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, it's a wonderful glimpse of your town :)
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC, it looks like a great place to visit :)
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Comment: Love the variety, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool pastel stickers. I loved the decorated envelope, especially the colorful ghosts(?) Washi tape. They look similar to characters in a game my son likes called Among Us.
cajiky rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #28 ⭐ on Apr 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for tea 🍡
misscorina rated for Tea For Thee # 95 on Apr 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the great selection of teas, can't wait to try them all! Also really love the Harry Potter stickers and the beautiful decorated envie!
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Comment: I got your charming card today! Thank you so much!
Petaltea rated for TLE: April tea swap on Apr 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Lovely teas thank you so much! I have never tried these kinds before. Take care! Robyn
derakisu rated for Video game location ATC #1 on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: This is such an amazing ATC. The 3D effect with the rocks is a sweet idea that's so simple but efficient. Love your style as always ! Until we meet again. ^_^
MeiMeiYuan rated for Tea For You # 92 on Apr 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Emilia, thank you so much for the teas! I can't wait to try them! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
kammy rated for Tea For You # 94 on Apr 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for tea bags. Excellent choices
kammy rated for blind, quick tea swap 18 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: excellent choice of tea bags. I love the Nordovist brand.I don't know that
jessnewson98 rated for Tea For Thee # 90 on Apr 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Emilia! You have spoilt me! Thank you so much! I can't wait to try these teas and I love the envelope and the washi! Where did you get the washi by the way? Anyway I hope you have a lovely week :) Thanks again!

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Comments

CANNEKCUL on Apr 15, 2021:

I am so glad that the resend finally arrived. I hope that I didn't send a duplicate of the one that you received while the re-send was on its way. Enjoy!

papercraft70 on Apr 13, 2021:

I am glad the mail reached you safely. I wish you happy swapping and have a good day ahead. Papercraft70❀️

captkristi on Oct 16, 2020:

Happy 2 years on SwapBot!! Super happy to have you here!!!

Artistic on Oct 8, 2019:

So glad you got and like your Open When packet of letters. I had fun putting it together for you. Enjoy!

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