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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: August 27, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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July 2021: I have some big life changes in the next couple of months (moving from Los Angeles to Boston, among other things). I will be less active and hope to resume swapping in October.

My Swapping Approach
I responsibly rate when I receive and never wait until the last few days to send. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.). I angel all swaps I host. I don’t rate based on extras (and prefer not to receive them) and it doesn’t take a lot to earn a heart from me.

Private Swaps
I’m usually open to private swaps of almost any kind. I draw and also have handmade letterpress works I’d be happy to swap. My Flickr/instagram/etsy shop gives a good idea of what I can do. Other than art, I’m open to exchanging recipes, mail art/letters, food, and even makeup/skincare.

About Me
I’m a 20-something Californian who loves food, reading, and traveling/road trips. Recommendations for any are always appreciated. My guilty pleasures include restaurants with prix-fixe tasting menus, kooky tourist traps like the Biggest Ball of Twine (still on my list!), and contemporary rom-com books. I like learning about other cultures and regions so if you don't know what to write in a swap, tell me something about your local area! It'll probably be added to my long list of things to do someday. :)

My Goodreads - books I want to read
My Flickr (may have spoilers) - ATCs and some other art
My etsy shop where I sell stickers and ACEOs!
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General Likes

I can always use envelopes larger than 4” x 6” and unused postage. I’m currently trying to build a frankendeck so random playing cards are much appreciated, especially if they’re in a theme I like!

⋆ assorted things I like: Anne Taintor, architecture and design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, cats, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, cutout images for collages, the Golden Gate Bridge, fairytales, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, FriXion pens, handmade/unique papers, hand-carving, hot air balloons, illustrations, Japan, landscapes, lighthouses, mail art, Moomin, mountains, mythology (any culture), national parks, outer space, patterned bandages, pin-ups, postage stamps, sharks, shiba inu, stickers, typewriters, trains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolor, long staircases, Gelly Roll pens, fashion/couture/streetwear

⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and sometimes offensive/dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things as long as they aren’t on my dislikes list and I like to support small business and local brands.

⋆ food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (teabag or packaged loose leaf), regional snacks, instant noodles, generally salty snacks more than sweet candies

⋆ makeup/skincare: I prefer mini/trial sizes. I like full sizes for sunscreen or Korean skincare brands like cosrx or banila. I use nail polish, colorful/unique eyeshadows, acne scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products (soap, cleanser, toner, moisturizer).

⋆ random useful things: hair ties, double-sided tape, small kitchen gadgets, storage solutions, books on my to-read list or related to my likes

Postcard Info

⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a long message! I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent on vacation are my favorite).

⋆ Otherwise, I prefer unwritten/blank postcards sent in an envelope. I like: gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two

Dislikes

⋆ religious sentiments (fine with non-denominational inspirational quotes and religious holidays, just not bible or faith-based quotes)
⋆ loose sticky notes/page flags
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ dollar store stationery
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong floral scents
⋆ cocoa tea or chrysanthemum tea
⋆ mascara, lip gloss, lotion
⋆ kids cartoon stickers

Favorite Reading:

Calvin and Hobbes; Chew (comic book series); Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; Yotsuba&!; books about food, textiles/fashion, or urban planning; translated Japanese light novels (e.g. Restaurant to Another World); current favorite manga subgenres: isekai food slice-of-life, (reincarnated) villainess

Favorite Crafting:

I love altered/upcycled art and would love to receive anything including ATCs, tags, mail art, crochet, zines, mixed media art of all kinds, film photography, or even an original recipe (written down), etc. Watercolor, letterpress, and silkscreening are near and dear to my heart.

Favorite Playing:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact

Favorite Watching:

Taskmaster (UK version), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Annee Maywong and Violet Chachki), Kiki’s Delivery Service, Impractical Jokers, Shirokuma Cafe, Dennou Coil, Moribito, Aria/Aqua, Wotakoi

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Paper Source, Punch Studio

Favorite Characters:

Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Bugcat Capoo

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Sarah Gibb

MIKA, Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA, Léon

Ratings

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Comment: thank you for the resend! I like my surprise! Thank you for the post card too!
bblue rated for ZIA #66 - Holistic Hollis ATC on Jul 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks. This tangle is so cute!
carrotkate rated for Tea and a Recipe on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: The lemon bread recipe sounds great! Thank you.
Panda1122 rated for EATC: Hand-Painted/Drawn ATC on Jul 25, 2021
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Comment: Great ATC and lovely extras! Thank you
pattiairel rated for WIYM: SSS - JUL 2021 (USA+) on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for a cute swap!!! 🌼🌸🌷 ♥
Hunbun rated for LDEM - Thinking of You - July 21 on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Great letter, Fiona, nice to meet you! I put you on my to-respond-to list; hope that's okay. Thanks for the cool washi stickers!
Response: Thank you, I would love to receive a letter back! :)
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Comment: I love your ramen ATC! I work at a Japanese company (Honda) and they have ramen alot... but they don't make the eggs right! It's literally a hard boiled egg they plop in there. I am always so disappointed when I get it in the cafeteria!
Response: Oh no, a hard boiled egg in ramen just isn’t the same! It’s cool that you work offers that as lunch option, though.
SunshineSideUp rated for Butterfly ATC - USA only on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Love this ATC, so dreamy! Thank you for the gorgeous artwork and the goodies. :)
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Comment: Thank you for such a fun package! Can't wait to try everything. I've never had Durian before so it will be fun to try while holding my nose!
YooperHill rated for EATC: Evoke a Mood ATC on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Great cards and super fun deco envie! Thank you!
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Comment: thanks for the postcard and loved hearing about your favorite snack as a kid!
PeachyDoll rated for GS : Intl ATC Any game : RC #2 on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC! I absolutely love him and the touch of snow is super cute :)
Pei04 rated for Private swap between Pei04 & fishsteak on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope that brightened my day! :) I love that it all has some kind of Asian touch to it :) The cat ATC is so cute! Can't wait to try the tea! :) Thank you so much once again :) Have a nice day! All the best <3
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Comment: Thank you Fiona for a wonderful swap!! I love the ATC and can’t wait to put it in my collection. I hope you enjoy your Arkansas trip!🖤
scrappermama rated for WIYM: SSS - JUN 2021 (USA+) on Jun 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!! Nice atc!! You're good! I'm just now sending my swap 😬. I hope you have an amazing summer. Keep safe!
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Comment: Love the stickers! Thank you so much!
ccmmsu rated for Ransom Note Aesthetic ATC on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: I love the premise of your ATC! I have to imagine cats would be a big draw for some aliens. lol Thank you for the cool ATC and the awesome extras! I love it all
CookieMomster78 rated for EATC: Profile-Based ATC on Jun 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully painted ATC! I adore that it has floating hearts, my name on it in shimmery ink, a big blue ocean wave & flowers in my favorite color. This little work of art is an insta-smile maker. 💙 😃 I’m also grateful for the lucky crane (origami) and Mucha sticker bonuses. 😊
Response: Wow, that arrived so so quickly! I’m very happy you liked it. I enjoyed painting it.
dustbunny11 rated for EATC: Bird ATC on Jun 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC! I love the vintage birds you added. Thanks also for the extra goodies!!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 340 69 71
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Comments

mummsie on Jul 29, 2021:

Congratulations. That's a big change. Hope it will go smoothly for you.

Lonestarchild on Jun 29, 2021:

Thank you for the Wonderful Wishes June. Seed packets are perfect!!

Zefaniya on Jun 23, 2021:

Thank you so much for the WW June wish of postcards!

VioletLove on Jun 20, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful wish for June. It was so great to get some happy mail at work! I love the stickers that you used on the postcard :)

ChrisAnne on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you for the fun happy mail from my Wonderful Wishes Wish List. I appreciate your kindness.

DragonflyDreamer on Jun 11, 2021:

Thank you for the washi stickers and the fabulous post card. Of all the completely random things - a Dildley bow! Yesterday morning my husband and I were talking about Sea Sick Steve and his didley bow.... and then I received your envelope yesterday afternoon. Too funny! Thanks so much. Be well.

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard and quote for WW June. As I'm waiting on test results, this was perfect timing. Thank you.

Mimosagirl on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you thank you thank you for the amazing random envie of JJ goodies (love the Ghibli stickers so much) for WW June.

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

And your wonderful ATC! I ❤️ it!!

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you for granting WW June the little bags to use for happy mail gifts! I really appreciate it :)

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