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LetsStartARiot

LetsStartARiot
Date Joined: August 29, 2011
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: June 21
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hello!

I am a recent graduate living in the wonderful city of Brighton in England.

I love the art of letter writing and writing by hand in general (having been confined to computer-typing during most of my school career for sake of convenience and time).

I'm on and off Swap-Bot as and when swapping inspiration takes over me - don't worry, I will always complete the swaps I sign up for.

Favorite Music

Nowadays I mostly have music on in the background as a noise-blocker or when I have company, so I don't pay overmuch attention to what I am listening to. I mostly listen to chart/top 40s music, sing-along indie, and classical, but most genres of music will please my ears!

Favorite Books

Now that I am no longer obligated to spend all of my time reading for my degree, I am devouring books very quickly! Currently reading: 'The Gender Game' series by Bella Forrest. Genre-wise, I greatly enjoy fantasy, YA, a bit of sic-fi, and fiction in general. I'm not much into crime/thriller/detective novels, non-fiction, or historical novels (although fictional romantic historical novels do capture my attention).

Some books that I've enjoyed reading and would read again:

  • "The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss

  • Harry Potter series/works by J.K. Rowling (I am a Slytherin)

  • "Ink" by Amanda Sun

  • "Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger

  • Earth's Children Saga by Jean M. Auel

  • "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden

  • "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind

  • "Cloud Atlas" and "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" by David Mitchell

  • "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World" by Charles Yu

  • Classics by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, some Shakespeare, George Orwell...

  • Books by Cecelia Ahern, John Green, Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell

I also really enjoy poetry. My favourite poets include (but are not limited to) Carol Ann Duffy, Thomas Hardy, John Donne, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Philip Larkin, R S Thomas, Norma MacCraig.

Favorite Movies

  • Harry Potter movies

  • Hanna

  • V for Vendetta

  • Scott Pilgrim

  • Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

  • Pretty Woman

  • Eat. Pray. Love.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia

  • The Imitation Game

  • The Hunger Games movies.

The movies I usually watch have romance in them, however, as you can see from the above listed, the movies that really stay with me don't have romance as a main theme (filling out my profile is allowing me to discover myself all over again!)

My favourite actress is Julia Robertson. Anything with her in it, I will watch. I also love Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Saoirse Ronan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hanks.

Favorite Television

I mostly watch TV to unwind or procrastinate these days; as such I like shows that have short episodes. Some shows I'm watching currently:

  • Please Like Me

  • Easy

  • Mr. Robot

  • Rick & Morty

Some shows that I've watched in the past and enjoyed: Black Mirror, Merlin, Sherlock, Gossip Girl, Doctor Who, Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Archer.

Send Animals Some Love Too

I love animals. I am vegan. This means that I don't eat any meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or any other food that is derived from animals. I also do not buy any products that contain animal-derived ingredients or that have been tested on animals.

If you could please avoid sending me the following:

  • Any food that has animal ingredients (including gelatin, honey, etc.)

  • Products that contain animal-derived ingredients or that are not cruelty-free (if the product does not explicitly say cruelty-free, or does not have the leaping bunny logo, it is most likely not cruelty-free).

  • Things to do with hunting/killing animals. I don't want to know about/see these things.

Thank you in advance for being considerate.

On that note, if you are a fellow vegan or if you cook yummy vegan meals then I'd love if you shared some recipes with me, especially simple, can't-go-wrong recipes!

Things I Would Love

  • Postcards: ones that have something to do with the things I like (please see below for more ideas), black&white, vintage/vintage advertisements, odd postcards, PCs showing nature.

  • I love tea. I like black tea and green/white teas. I also like some flavoured/chai teas (e.g. blueberry muffin, mulled wine spices, rose). I don't like smoky teas such as Lapsang Souchong.

  • Books. Any book/book recommendation that you think I might like!

  • Same with movies and TV shows that you think I might enjoy.

  • Photographs! Especially ones which you have taken yourself. Of anything whatsoever - but explain why you chose the photograph if it's not obvious (e.g. if it's a picture of a swing set, it could be that you have many childhood memories there)

  • One of the things I like most is to get to know about who has sent me things. Whether this is a 10-page letter (always very much appreciated and enjoyed!) telling me about your life story, or a short note about something that has made you happy today, I always find it very interesting.

Things I'm not so interested in receiving: -

  • I'm not currently planning on doing many swaps requiring craft things, so please don't send things like ephemera, ATC blanks, stamps, buttons, other things used for crafting. I just won't use them :)

  • I'm always trying to downsize my collection of belongings, and don't have space for things that are not useful/valuable to me. Things like animal products, non-vegan recipes, the craft items mentioned above, and blank unwritten postcards (unless I sign up to a swap specifically for this) will go unused by me.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous letter, hun! I love it! And the outside decoration is great! Merry Christmas! :-)
mrsD rated for Holiday Cards! on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: really wonderful AI card. love the badger linocut. thank you so much and happy holidays!
susieq11 rated for Holiday Cards! on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Oh, what a beautiful badger card - I just love it!!! Thank you for joining my swap. I hope you enjoy the holidays! xx
kclicquot rated for Harry Potter letter #21 on Dec 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! Another wonderful letter from Potterland!!! I love the feather bookmark too!!!
ashanti2106 rated for Holiday Cards! on Dec 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas!
KSENiA rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 2 on Dec 2, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the tea.
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Comment: I so enjoyed receiving your post today at the mailbox Annalise! What a great surprise too! Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the great letter I felt so thrilled to be a par ot your life that you were willing to share. Letters are so beautiful in that way that they can transport the reader to being with someone if they are well written! I’m so happy to you found a neat gift for your friend! Ah so beautiful! Thank you for the tea selections you sent on to me. Great choices! Ive never had rose lemonade and it sounds terribly delicious so I’ll be trying that soon. I’m not drinking anything now as it s close to bed time for me. Thank you just for being so kind to think of me and sending me the lovely Christmas card! Happy holidays to you! Bye for now!
Response: What a lovely message!! I'm so glad you enjoyed my letter! Happy holidays to you too :)
wittmert rated for CL: Read in October on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: I love the Tearling series!
sperkows rated for Harry Potter letter #20 on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: I loved you letter. You did a great job capturing the voice of Snape.
AnitaMac rated for Reading Challenge 2017-October on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for telling me about Hemingway's 'The old man and the sea'. I have never read the book, but it sounds like it should be on my reading list.
kasa rated for Tell me about your Saturday and Sunday on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. I have been to Brighton many years ago. I am not a vegan but I do eat lots of tofu so was very interested in your recipes that you made eg. cauliflower, cashew and tofu curry. Enjoy your trip to Bath.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, I too do hope this weather holds out, I don't like the rain!
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely postcard.
mellyrose89 rated for ATBR: Share your reading!! on Oct 8, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!! :) Sorry I didn't rate you sooner.
FundyGirl rated for Shutterbuggin' [1] on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
RooBaRoo rated for ATBR: Share your reading!! on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! That sounds interesting! Not too much gore I hope? It's really a cozy comfy bedroom you got :) :)
farangelinan rated for Postcard Penpals on May 9, 2017
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Comment: Hi Annalia, Thank you so much for the "ice-cream makes you happy" postcard. Indeed it made me happy! I absolutely adore the headdress stamp as well, but unfortunately there was no cancellation mark, but pen scribbles. :( I would really love to be your penpal, we have much in common. Just in case I get your address wrong, pretty please DM me your address. Awaiting your address eagerly :))))
dobbsthedog rated for FF: BBC Sherlock on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thanks so much for the great swap! Thanks so much for all the great stuff!
Response: You're very welcome!! Thank you for your rating and heart :)
brianfuchs rated for Postcard Penpals on Feb 28, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fantastic card! I had zero issues when I became a vegetarian, but vegan was really difficult. Cheese was one of my best friends. It's been a while now, and I don't miss it much anymore.
Response: Cheese is definitely the most difficult to give up! I think if I find a good substitute for cheesy pizza and quesadillas I'll be able to let go of it hahah. Thank you for your rating and heart!
littlemissme84 rated for Postcard Penpals on Feb 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fab postcard. I actually went to school in Brighton for 7 years (2 years as a boarder). I will be sending you a postcard back - would love a postcard Penpal. x
Response: Glad you liked it! That's awesome - Brighton seems like a great place to grow up in. Looking forward to your reply! Thanks for the rating and heart :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Drachenfrau on Sep 19, 2017:

Thank you, Annalia! :-) I really would love to walk the camino one day. :-)

Drachenfrau on Sep 18, 2017:

I love the picture in your profile? Where is it? :-)

Cheers

Moni

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to "VEGS"

yvonne401 on Dec 21, 2016:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! Glad to have you here!

AmyHale on Feb 6, 2014:

Hi there! I received your package yesterday! Thank you so much for ANGELING the rubber stamp swap for me! It was very sweet of you and I LOVE the stamp set you sent!!! I was so excited and surprised to see that the mail was delivered! We have been having below zero temperatures (Fahrenheit) and tons of snow/sleet/freezing rain!

midwestkiwi on Jan 24, 2014:

Thanks for the "I feel like writing about..."letter. I enjoyed reading about the places you've lived. We moved a lot when I was a child, but I never had to learn another language! Although I am known to use a regional turn of phrase that raises eyebrows every once in a while.

PukeFacedFreak on Jan 6, 2014:

If you message me with the link to the Incredibly Giant List swap which you were flaked on as well as your email address, I would be happy to angel for you.

HelloCindi on Apr 8, 2013:

I'm so happy to hear that you received my vacation plans in the mail! Thank you go taking the time to rate me! Hope you have a lovely week! xoxo

HelloCindi on Mar 24, 2013:

Hi Annie! You re my partner for the Snail Mail New Pen Pal Letter- Vacation Plans Swap! I've already written your letter & will be mailing it out tomorrow! Please keep an eye out for it!

yukisama on Feb 9, 2013:

I received both of the cards you sent back to me. Thankyou so very much!! I would love to give you so many hearts!! You are a great swapper!!

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