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deesides

deesides
Date Joined: April 4, 2013
Last Online: May 22, 2022

Country: Finland
BookMooch profile

About Me

Anglophile, bibliophile, cinephile. Is there a word for a Scotland fancier? Indie kid, illustrator, comic-botherer, bad comedian, recycler, your friendly neighborhood feminist, third-rate retromancer.

Shoe/sock size: European 39. Favourite colours: Red and light, greenish blues (turquoise, teal, you know). T-shirts in men's size S or ladyfit M.

I did decobooks, slams and the like in my teens but never moved on to scrapbooking or ATCs. I mostly write letters and send postcards. I draw and dribble with watercolours. Craft-wise I'm more Regretsy than Etsy. Don't worry, I won't join swaps that require knitting, crocheting or anything like that!

I love postcards! Most kinds, really, from ones you find in art galleries' shops (especially if it's one of the painting or artwork specific to your local museum) to cool free promotional ones. I don't mind old designs, tasteful artistic nudity or bad jokes. The more unusual the better! I'm not too big on Zazzle, but if it's all you have, I understand. I like my postcards naked, but if I'm partnered to you in simultaneous swaps, (this has happened) feel free to put multiple cards in an envelope if you want!

I like button badges, patches and posters, especially if they are related to my interests. I love magazines, I buy SFX every month and Empire almost as often.

I wrap gifts in recycled paper, re-use parcels whenever possible, prefer second hand to brand new. I use a canvas tote bag for my shopping, and they are always useful, but I prefer ones with short handles.

I don't really collect stamps. If it's a bigger parcel you're sending, feel free to let the post office slap that ugly sticker thingy on! On the other hand, Finland has cool stamps (most of them self-adhesive these days) and I like to pick interesting ones for your card or letter.

Not into videogames, except Disco Elysium and Firewatch. And the Horrible Goose one. ISO of certain G1 My Little Ponies, not for customing but replacing lost childhood toys.

Lists of Likes: Animals

Aside from owls, another favourite animal of mine (that's sadly not yet a fashionable mascot) is the humble walrus. I also like whales, seals and the like. Magpies and small birds make me happy. My favourite dogs are corgis.

Music

Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, Oasis, Blur, Fever Ray, Eugene McGuinness, Art Brut, Maxïmo Park, Kaiser Chiefs, Spector, Glasvegas, Eels, Kent, IWATSW, Klaxons, Hard-Fi, LCD Soundsystem, The Go! Team, Franz Ferdinand, Patti Smith, Rammstein, The National, Sigur Rós, Pet Shop Boys, film scores and Tarantino soundtracks.

Films

Withnail & I, Fight Club, Some Like it Hot, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, The Escapist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys, Secret of Kells, The Fall, Frances Ha, Maurice, Escape from New York, Top Secret, Blades of Glory, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Mad Max Fury Road, Pacific Rim, Star Trek: The One With The Whales & The Lensflare Reboot, The Force Awakens, Moonlight, God's Own Country

I completed the 52 Films By Women Challenge in 2017 and will attempt it in 2022 as well.

Television

Life on Mars (do I even need to say "UK"? UK.), Doctor Who, old campy Torchwood, Misfits s1-3, Endeavour, The Mighty Boosh, Green Wing, Spaced, The Thick of It, Veep s1-4, Blackadder, My Life in Film, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Breaking Bad, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Silicon Valley, 30 Rock, Frasier, Oz, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Stargåte SG1 s1-5, Boston Legal, Star Trek TOS & TAS & Discovery, True Detective s1, Gotham, Tuca and Bertie, Club de Cuervos, Heimebane, Gravity Falls, the dark and gritty Battlestar Galactica.

Art/Comics

Helene Schjerfbeck, Ronald Searle, Quentin Blake, David Shrigley, Tom Gauld, Molly Crabapple, J.C. Leyendecker, Yayoi Kusama, vintage illustrations, medieval illuminations, street art, Kate Beaton, Phonogram, 1990s CLAMP, Peanuts, Chew, MAD magazine, The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal, Shot & Chaser, Nimona, Ride or Die

Books

(So many lists already! Let's make this quick!) I will read anything by John Avjide Lindqvist, Johanna Sinisalo, Gillian Flynn, Stina Jackson, Stephen Fry, Stephen King and Alan Bissett. I don't care for Harlequin-esque romances or bestsellers that were originally fanfiction but filed off the serial numbers and got published. There. If you want you can find my Bookmooch wishlist from my linked profile. (Bummer to read if you're not a member though)

Lust Objects

  • Single issues of Phonogram: Rue Britannia and The Singles Club
  • Zines
  • The Caravan Gallery postcards
  • Movie postcards: Free ad cards, poster reproductions, portraits of film stars
  • Soccer postcards or greeting cards. Any team, any country, touristy or humorous, new or vintage, if it's of the beautiful game it's good
  • Magazines: Recent travel size issues of Total Film, any Little White Lies
  • Light blue Col-erase pencils
  • Pilot VBall Grip/V Ball Rollerball 0.5mm pens, black
  • Ballpoint pens/biros in colours other than that basic blue
  • Pentel Brush Pen ink cartridges
  • Cassette tapes, unused or official releases
  • Vintage carte de visite photographs, especially of dapper gentlemen or with interesting designs on the back
  • Gillian Kyle designs
  • Feelmax over the knee toe socks. They don't appear to make these anymore, which makes me sad
  • Writing paper! I often run out of it, stationery sets tend to leave me with a stack of envelopes but no sheets.
  • Irn Bru! Not the drink itself, I can get import cans, but related things like ephemera, stick candy and other tat
  • Kendall mint cakes (plain or chocolate-covered), Giant Palma Violets and Love hearts. Milk chocolate, fair trade/organic is bonus.
  • Sketchbooks or notebooks with blank pages. Seawhite of Brighton is a favourite brand, but cheap Moleskine-knockoffs can be used for quick masterplans and other bad ideas as well
  • I don't know if there is Star Trek stationery but that would be amazing

For fellow Finnish swappers:

  • Tom of Finland-postimerkit
  • Julia Vuoren kuvitukset
  • Pöllöheijastimet
  • Suomen Luonnonsuojeluliiton söpöt eläinkortit

Negative Space

I don't smoke or own pets, and wish things you send wouldn't be smelly/hairy. No allergies though, just annoyances! So relax, a cat hair inside the envelope doesn't kill me, but hopefully your pet doesn't contribute too much to the swap.

I'm not very girly. I don't wear make-up. No piercings. I don't drink tea. Nor coffee. I'm not allergic but I don't really like nuts in things. I dislike white chocolate. I'm not religious, but like saints, icons and non-tacky angels.

I don't see myself participating in bigger swaps for toiletries or such as I like to buy my own, but I'll say just in case that I do love Lush. However I don't have a bath tub, I don't think anyone I know does! (It's all showers and saunas for us Finns.)

I dislike bobbleheads and Funko Pop figurines, and am not keen on Victoria Frances. I'd appreciate if you didn't send Hello Kitty, Spongebob, Me To You, Disney, Diddl, your usual suspects in cartoony-cutesy-kawaii fare. (No Family Guy either) The only popular culture vampire I tolerate is Proinsias Cassidy.

I'd rather not have a cluttered profile, so I delete comments with graphics. It's nice to be appreciated, say, for joining a swap, but I don't need a badge of participation.

I'm not really picky, though. My tastes can be a bit too eclectic, (I know that too well myself) but if I get something unwanted I'll find someone else I can give it to. However, I would never pass anything you made as my own creation. I'm here to have fun and enjoy sending and receiving mail in timely but friendly manner, not demanding senders to be able to read my mind to meet my most outrageous wishes!

If you are disappointed with what you receive, or haven't gotten anything on reasonable time, please PM me first! I too will send a private message before rating 3 or 1. I'd rather not get into any drama or female dog fights, I believe we are all adults on this site and should be able to resolve any issues with reasonable communication and common sense.

I would appreciate it if you wouldn't post my letters or art online, at least not without asking me first. After all, I am sending things personally to you in these times of over-sharing everything. If uploading photos of things you're sending, would you please be so kind and blur out my name as well as my address. I might post my drawings done for swaps on my art blog myself.

Ratings never received

I have been flaked on (also angeled by sweet people!) but do not care to make a list of those, just move on. However, ratings never gotten make me annoyed and paranoid in case the partners turn up years later and rate me down out of the blue.

The Postal Service

I mark items sent once I've dropped them into the mailbox (the one closest to me is emptied mon-fri at 15.00/3 PM), but if it's Friday past collecting time it won't get a date stamp/cancel (dd/mm/yyyy, that's how we roll) until Monday. Mail dropped in my usual mailbox gets cancelled in a whole different town, unless I bring it to the desk of the main PO. In Finland there's no delivery nor collecting of mail during the weekend. I would never abuse this to my benefit, just a heads up. I don't obsess over cancellation dates if I get my swap in otherwise understandable time.

Finland belongs to the EU, so no need for the green customs sticker if your country is in it as well. But if you send anything bigger from a non-EU-country, please mark the item as a gift and its value low so I don't have to pay for it!

Ratings

nanadiana rated for Sculpture Post card & Stamp Swap on May 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cool art pc and I love the stamps! Thank you. :)
Response: Nice to hear you liked it ^_^ Thanks for the heart!
BalticFox rated for Free PC Swap #2 on May 16, 2022
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Comment: You found a great card, like you I think it would be difficult for me to find "free" cards in my area!
Response: Glad you liked it! I do wish there were more freebie cards available, so I will hoard them every time I find any xD
Karen07 rated for DEER Postcard on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I like it and I do agree that it is just a bit spooky!
debbiespoms rated for CAT/KITTEN Postcard on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: Hey there Emma! I just had to aww, when first looked at the 3 little kitties PC, that you sent me! They are so dang adorable! Have a good day.
dvmac rated for Erotic cards in envelope #6 on Mar 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Emma. A nice variety of cards. Thank you.
venzo2b rated for Oversized Postcard Swap #4 on Mar 14, 2022
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Comment: Hi Emma ! Thank you for the oversized postcard, I like it very much ! It is very original, I have never seen any like it. Thank you !!
Response: Glad it found an appreciative new home with you ^_^
kssunlover1947 rated for Postcard swap 2022 - maps on Mar 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Finnish Lapland card. It makes a good addition to my collection.
Wambatty rated for Postcard swap 2022 - maps on Mar 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Lapland.
CraftyShana76 rated for Snowy Postcard Swap on Feb 22, 2022
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Comment: Gorgeous church! Finland looks beautiful! TYVM!
Response: Pleased to hear you liked it, I thought it was a nice photo too ^_^ Thanks for the heart!
ultracinematik rated for BIG CITY Postcard on Feb 19, 2022
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Comment: NYC is certainly a big city! I 💕 the stamp. It arrived quickly, too!
Response: Wow, I'm amazed it got to you so quick! :D
LadyJo rated for VALENTINE'S DAY Postcard on Feb 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the nice Valentine's Day postcard with the neat flower stamp! I love it! It also was great to have mail from Finland! It didn't quite make it for the day, but that is ok! I like Valentine's Day mail all this month!
Response: Aw, glad you liked it even it didn't quite make it to you for the 14th! thanks for the heart ^_^
Vickyen rated for Sender's Choice - Naked Map PC #4 on Jan 27, 2022
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Comment: Hi Emma! I love, love, love your entire globe map! It is so colorful and lovely! Definitely one of my favorites!! Thank you so much for the wonderful Happy Mail! Wishing you a wonderful 2022 as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: So happy to hear you liked it, I thought it was real special too :D
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Comment: Thank you so much for the re-send. I loved all the postcards, thank you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: YES FINALLY pt 2! Glad you liked them and thanks for the patience!
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Comment: Guess what finally arrived your postcards!!! They were on their own extra journey to the US. and oh my goodness so worth the wait. Thank you for the awesome note and wonderful postcards. I love all of them!
Response: Ahh FINALLY!! Yeah, I had no idea that nowadays US doesn't accept letters with Stuff in them without electronic registration.. Would have been nice if they'd boomerang those back before they leave the country but no, they have to arrive to the States only to be returned :'D So glad you got them, and liked them!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful map card. It is the first that I have from that part of the world.
Response: That's nice to hear, always cool to expand people's collections! Thanks for the heart ^_^
suepier rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #16 on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful map card from Finland. I love map cards from other countries.
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
banjobraids rated for 3 AD Cards Plus . . . #2 on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: FAB FAB FAB!!! This Hello Void sticker is amazinggggg, and I love all the cards. They're the kind I won't send back out. They're mine forever. I'm also so jealous of the amazing stamps in Finland. Not only Tom of Finland, but the indigenous art. AMAZING! Thanks for being an awesome swap partner. I'm not on SB as much lately, but would love to correspond if you'd like. :):) Happy holidays and happy swapping!
Response: Wow, this one took its time but I'm glad it finally reached you!
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Comment: Ahhhhhh! EXTERMINATE!!!!! This is one of my favorite swaps I've ever gotten. Thank you so much! I'm obsessed with this vintage comic badge. I love this postcard, too. My oldest is going to steal it from me when they see it, but that's okay. It's awesome! Hope all is well with you and thanks for such an amazing swap! I got both of your swaps within a day of each other. Happy holidays and happy swapping!🌈
Response: So relieved to hear this parcel got to you, after being boomeranged back to me because of new rules about electronically registering all letters with Stuff in them.. .:p But I'm delighted by your response, so happy you liked my selections ^_^
weatherwax rated for Advent Calendar Card on Nov 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely Advent card! 🎄 You are a very busy bee with all this advent calendar preparing!! Have a fabulous weekend :) ✨🎄
Response: Glad you liked it! ^_^ I can't wait for December!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. I hope your day is great. Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks for the heart and the kind words ^_^

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Comments

SuMay on Jan 18, 2017:

Words for Scotland-fancier: Hibernomaniac? Caledoniphile? Kilt-lifter? Haggis-hag?

Poftoffel on Apr 16, 2015:

Thank you for angelling the Letter to Someone Else swap for me, and thank you SO MUCH for sharing your story! It was sad and funny and insightful and I was completely blown away by how awesome it was, the way you wrote it down, it's just, wow. I love it. Thank you!

daydreamer47 on Mar 6, 2015:

I got the round Lapland postcard, thank you so much! I love the pictures shown and the unique shape, definite gem in my collection. ♥

natasa20 on Oct 2, 2014:

Thank you so much for the lovely Kaj Stenvall postcard i love it! And walking while yawning is definitely not a good idea! lots of love xx

kirstyenarno on Jun 6, 2014:

I enjoyed reading your profile :-) Thank you for joining the Ugly Postcard Swap. Take care :-)

susieq11 on May 8, 2014:

Thank you for the Moomin postcard and stamp for PTG:naked postcard-tag!! I love them! : )

ktina on Apr 15, 2014:

Hi! I invited you to my Freecard.... group. We have a movie card swap now, it may interest you. Happy Swapping!

Veterok on Apr 4, 2014:

Happy Swap-Bot anniversary! t:Kyylä

CindyST on Mar 28, 2014:

Thank you so much for the Vampire postcards!!!! They are awesome!!!

natasa20 on Mar 27, 2014:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Kaj Stenvall postcard! I absolutely love it... i will now be on the look out for more! xx

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