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ElaCaiu

ElaCaiu
Date Joined: January 27, 2014
Last Online: November 27, 2016
Birthday: July 24
Country: United States
PostCrossing
Etsy Favorites
Here Be Spoilers (Started 3.18.15)
Postcard Offer Albums

A Note on Rating

If you don't receive something from me, message me before rating. I always send out before the deadline, but my post office doesn't postmark items from the drop-box. Instead, items are postmarked in Salt Lake City. If I drop something off on Friday night, it likely won't be postmarked until Monday or Tuesday.

I never have a problem resending until you get it. The second send will always have tracking (unless it's a postcard, which my PO has informed me can't be added -- but I can send postcards forever just to make sure you get it).

♠ If anything shows up postage due, please contact me so that I may immediately reimburse you. It hasn't happened yet, but you never know.

About Me

Formerly known as RubbishedChico. The profiles have been merged by admin. RubbishedChico was deleted for nearly three years and I decided to come back, requiring a new account. I then contacted admin and had the profiles merged. There were never two profiles simultaneously; I was never 'exposed' and have been completely forthright about my identity from day one; and I have never been in bad standing.

Hello! I'm Victoria, a grad student in Utah studying how video games with historical narrative affect player's historical memory. I'm a capoerista, an avid traveler, and video-game addict. I speak Russian and German due to my degree in history (Cold War for the win!) and love document design due to a degree in professional and technical writing. I spend a lot of time reading, watching movies, playing video games, working on a project in Photoshop or InDesign, and running. One day, I'd like to think I'll run a marathon, but probably not. Too many sweaty people in one area.

I have cosplayed at Salt Lake Comic Con every year since they opened. When summer starts, I begin making props and costumes, skills that otherwise go to waste. I typically go as The Courier from Fallout New Vegas, my husband goes as a Veteran Decanus, and we have friends that go as other Fallout characters. And then there's one friend who goes as Link every year... a bit disconcerting for others to see Link running with a bunch of wastelanders.

Mostly, I'm here for postcard swaps, but sometimes other swaps catch my eye.

Oh! An important note: I don't take much seriously, and I certainly don't take myself very seriously. I dig vulgarity and obscenity. I like when things are a bit off. Basically, my motto is this: wake up, see the day, and realize how awesome it is to be breathing.

On March 18, 2015, I began uploading my swaps to an album on Flickr. It can be accessed here or on the Here Be Spoilers link above.

Postcards

Postcrossing is my favorite hobby and I love all types. It's about time I updated this list, so here goes.

Note: I do like Redbubble and Etsy, but I don't like Zazzle much (odd shape, offset -- I won't care if you send me a Zazzle, though).

♠ Single-view Tourist
♠ Aerial night views of cities ♠ Anything Space-Related
♠ UNESCO Sites
♠ National Parks / Historic Landmarks
♠ The Circus
♠ Travel Posters
♠ Monuments
♠ Castles/Churches/Mosques
♠ Propaganda Posters
♠ The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
♠ Hot Air Balloons
♠ Circus
♠ Dystopian
♠ Dancers
♠ Disney/Pixar
♠ Revolutions
♠ Anything historic (museums, events, etc)
♠ Musicals and Broadway Theater ♠ Matryoshka Dolls
♠ Otters, peacocks, elephants, and octopuses
♠ Soviet/USSR Propaganda

Dislikes:
♣ Ad cards
♣ Sports cards
♣ Cards for children
♣ Handmade
♣ Vintage

General Likes & Dislikes

You're looking at this section because we're in a swap that isn't for postcards, aren't we? Well, hello there. Nice to meet you!


Likes:
♠ Favorite Colors: Yellow, Grey, and Teal
♠ Hot-air balloons
♠ Vintage circus
♠ Matryoshka Dolls
♠ Anything Space-Related
♠ Birds
♠ Handmade envelopes (at least 4"x6")
♠ Washi tape
♠ Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
♠ Disney & Pixar
♠ Marvel & DC
♠ Narwhals and Octopuses
♠ Elephants ♠ Dancers (especially ballet and tap) ♠ Russian History, Propaganda, etc.
♠ Address Labels
♠ Amigurumi Patterns
♠ BBC Shows (Sherlock, The Paradise, Robin Hood, A Young Doctor's Notebook...)
♠ Musicals and Broadway Theater (Movie Musicals, Broadway, West End--it's all amazing)(some current favorites: Hamilton, Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, RENT, Les Miserables...)


Dislikes:
♣ My ears are stretched to an 8, so sending earrings is sweet, but I can't use them.
♣ I don't really wear jewelry in general. It gets in the way and I develop rashes if metal is next to my skin.
Cigarette Smoke. My parents smoked in the house growing up and now that I'm on my own, I can't stomach the smell. It makes me nauseous.
♣ Kawaii
♣ Things for children/kid stuff. I don't have kids, so it goes to waste.
♣ Tea and coffee.
♣ Anything meant to convert me.
♣ Reward stickers.

Ratings

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Comment: Again thanks so much for the beautiful postcards 💟 So very sorry the the very late rating 🌼
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the nice postcards 🌼 Again so very sorry for the very late ❤
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful ballet cards, I love them🌼 So sorry for the very late rating:)
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard! Oh my god that HIMYM finale killed me! Happy swapping! :)
ElenaMaz rated for ISS: Touristy PC on Jul 10, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc, I would love to go to Russia as well
jydbys rated for Send 4 Postcards in APRIL 2016 on Jun 24, 2016
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Comment: Hi Victoria! The traveler made it safely and will be moving along on the next swap! TY for the extra pcs as well - love them! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
venzo2b rated for Postcards in an Envelope #11 on May 27, 2016
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Comment: Hi Victoria ! I'm sorry I archived the swap because I noted in my notebook it was received. Please excuse me ! I give you a heart of course because it was a really nice swap. Your envelope is amazing ! Have a nice day.
Obstminkerl rated for 2016 - April on May 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the fast resend! I LOVE all the cards you sent me.
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing swap! You definitely took care of my sweet tooth :D Haven't had salt water taffy in years, so that was such a treat to receive. Also love the postcards sweet tarts and everything you sent. Many thanks!
TwinMom rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5A on May 19, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for such an awesome swap! You made me very happy! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope and adorable stamps! I totaly adore the Alice in Wonderland PCs, so kind to check my profile <3 Hugs, Sacha
kissgal rated for 2 BLIND PC'S in 2 Envelope #7 on May 15, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the ballet pcs!
porpie5 rated for 2 BLIND PC'S in 2 Envelope #7 on May 6, 2016
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Comment: Don't worry about blind swaps - I always figure recipients should give a 5 no matter what, and if the sender went above and beyond, they should get a heart. I think a normal person shouldn't get offended at much, unless it is 'way out of normal human behavior. Some people decide to get offended at a lot of things; they are very hard to live with. Thanks - I like your cards! Not to worry!
owlsinathens rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #105 on May 4, 2016
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Comment: Thanks a lot, I really like the cards - my fav is the stretching cat^^
Melissahenning rated for Scavenger Hunt Postcards #2 on May 4, 2016
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Comment: LOVE all the stamps you used and how you decorated the envie! thank you!
rexypants rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #105 on May 4, 2016
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Comment: Hi V - very cool postcards, thank you! And I loved the map envelope, too.
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Disney's mermaid and Ireland will add greatly to my collection. Happy swapping, Linda
marclively rated for Postcards to Trade USA on May 1, 2016
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Comment: Thanks Victoria!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Hollycarole92 on Jul 14, 2016:

Oh no! I can't believe someone actually looked at my profile. xD It's been so long since I updated. I guess everything is mostly the same, though.

That's so weird about You've Got Mail! I never knew that!! I'll have to check them out.

oblivionspin on Jul 14, 2016:

I hope you own a magnifying glass. I have to send you a postcard with my actual tiny writing now.

oblivionspin on Jun 15, 2016:

Very good. I got your postcard yesterday ish and will be writing you back later today ish :D Thanks for keeping butts on my profile.

isabellasnow on Jun 14, 2016:

Hello! and thank you so much for the sweet kitty postcards you sent for the May WTA in the PTG. Kitties are my favorite!

denimblu14 on Jun 9, 2016:

I have one tiny tattoo of a hippopotamus as it is my favourite animal :)

denimblu14 on Jun 5, 2016:

Happy to hear that you have received and liked the items that I sent to you for the April PTG WTA, thank you for your patience Victoria :)

oblivionspin on May 9, 2016:

Postcard history lessons please me greatly. I am kinda hoping a part 2 is enroute, otherwise I will need to find you more history laden cards to send you...

oblivionspin on May 8, 2016:

I will admit to wearing eccentric eye make-up on occasion back when I kept my hair rather short... No lightning bolts specifically.

oblivionspin on May 7, 2016:

This is no less than the third occasion where my creative syntax has gotten me compared to Christopher Walken... and to think I have only been compared to David Bowie twice. What a world. I live. in.

oblivionspin on May 7, 2016:

Me, putting a postcard in the mail, for you. Misusing commas, because, I, can.

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