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Lotusemilia

Lotusemilia
Date Joined: October 16, 2018
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: November 22, 1993
Country: Finland
My Etsy Wishlist

About Me

To swap coordinators!!: I have swaps where the mail flight routes from Finland to the recipient's country is still unavailable because of covid19, so I'm forced to wait. The post office updates a list of available countries frequently, and I check it daily, but so far New Zealand and Australia remain closed off. The post office refuses to take any letters to the unavailable countries, I've tried, so there's nothing I can do until it opens. I've let both the swap coordinator and my partner know, but I know it looks suspicious to have unsent swaps.

Hi!!!

Emilia here, 26 years old.

I live in Jyväskylä, 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.

While I love learning languages, I have a bad memory, and 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 languages to me as well! I read both better than I speak them though, so don't expect skillful 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, hahah.

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.

My roommate is also a swapper so if you get the same address from both of us, that's not an error :D 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!

Favorite Music

I listen to a lot of music from many genres. The only thing I don't really like that much is rap and really slow country songs. Otherwise I'm pretty good with all music. But my favorites are folk, pop/rock, indie, and soundtracks/musicals.

Example bands I REALLY like:

CoCo and the Butterfields • Florence + the Machine • Samuli Putro • Poets of the Fall • Celtic Woman • Fall Out Boy • NAVIBAND • American Authors • Värttinä • Panic! At the Disco • Ninja Sex Party • Hozier • Royal Republic

Favorite books and comics

Generally I don't give a shit 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 like to mostly read fantasy, such as:

Harry Potter • Lord of the Rings • Legend of Drizzt • The Dark Tower • Discworld • Shades of Magic

Outside of fantasy I like for example 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 woman written book with a female lead that isn't all about loving some random guy she just met and who's so m y s t e r i o u s, it's got a pretty good chance to be good with me. Add magic themes, drama and found family, and you're extremely good. Avoid love triangles, those are exhausting.

I'm also really into comics, for example

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

Favorite 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 crafts I make myself, if I can. I like stickers, colorful and cute, naturalistic or fashionistic pop-culture stickers, for example. I adore postcards with painted art on them.

I really like natural color shades, but overall I'm a fan of all colors, as long as there's a lot of it! 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, if you're lacking ideas on which card to send!

Favorite shows/anime/manga

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.)

Podcasts:

The Adventure Zone (Balance arc, haven't listened to the rest yet) • Critical Role

Cartoons:

Moomins • Krtek (or Mole, idk what the show is called in English) • Winnie the Pooh • Ducktales • Disney etc. Animated movies • Pippi Långstrump • Gravity falls • X-Men Evolution • Paddington Bear

Anime/manga:

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

Teas

LIKES:

  • Absolute favorite is Black Vanilla Chai!! I don't mind if you send me multiples, I LOVE these.
  • 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 and ginger
  • licorice
  • plain green tea/plain rooibos
  • herbal infusions and super fruity teas

Things I like

  • Video games!! (Kingdom Hearts, Team Ico, Final Fantasy, Dragon Age, Persona, Zelda, Ni No Kuni, Witcher etc.)
  • Board and card games, like D&D and Magic the gathering (I absolutely adore elves, dryads and tieflings)
  • Fantasy and magic
  • Animals
  • Puns and really dumb funny jokes
  • Cool postcards
  • Colorful things
  • Memes
  • Folklore; stories, outfits, songs and rhymes, etc.
  • Women
  • Licorice (EXCEPT in tea, that's not to my liking.)
  • Fridge magnets
  • Stickers
  • Rhubarb, berries, sweet and sour, vanilla, melon, spicy things, honey, etc.

Things I DON'T like

  • Rude people
  • Elitism over things people send
  • Bugs
  • Babies
  • Bullet journal specific things
  • Stuff focused on just men unless it's fanworks of fictional characters or something I already mentioned liking.
  • 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, my nightmares and imagination is very face-focused and I will rememeber them for years)
  • I don't wear makeup unless it's for cosplay. Lip balms and skin/haircare products etc. are nice though, as is anything that doesn't belong in a "daily makeup routine".

Wishlist

• Cute little note papers or cards to write swap greetings into • Loose stickers • Tea • Envelope/card decorating supplies (papercraft things) • Ephemera/paper scrap pictures etc.

Ratings

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Comment: 💕 Thank you for a super awesome pile of all sorts of shiny and magical things! ✨🦄✨
TryshaH81 rated for Small Tea Swap #23 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas
KIllerMal rated for ES:Beauty surprise and Teabag Swap on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Ciao :) Thanks for the lovely envelope!
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Comment: Emilia, Thank you for such a wonderful envelope, how you got so much in I don't know. If I could give you more hearts I would! x
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Comment: Thanks!
Trinket rated for ATC: your d&d character! on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Wonderful piece of artwork, thank you so much for sending me this. Its totally going in my collection forevers.
georgie2506 rated for ES tea for 2 swap on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the swap, I will enjoy the tea!
nomadmama rated for Tea For Thee # 65 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the tea and super cute envelope.
JoyfulCrafter rated for ☆ TEA TIME #22 ☆ on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, can't wait to try these teas
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful stickers! So funny that you were swapping with the same person as your roommate!
vacths95 rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌻 x2 on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for this cute cat card! I know a few people who got the virus but they all recovered quickly.
RachelM rated for EML: I'm currently #3 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Emilia for your I'm currently...it was really interesting to read. I love the idea of your own style of vintage hobbit...sounds such fun and so unique. I'd love my own unique style!!! Loved the Harry Potter postcard 😍 Big hugs🥰🥰
reinerose rated for Small Tea Swap #22 on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much Emilia, I loved everything! <3
Poftoffel rated for ATC: your d&d character! on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Very cool! Thank you for sharing him and his story :D
GiuliaL rated for Fantasy Elf ATC Swap #2 on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loves the ATC!!!
Fieke rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌻 x2 on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your nice postcard
Debrajackson rated for Flake Stickers #1 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: I love the variety! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards:)
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cards and wishes. I love them. Stay safe!😷💌
Mekenzie rated for PIE: Profile based postcard on Oct 3, 2020
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Comment: Hi Emilia, thank you for the postcard. Very good choice. I really like it and I'm adding it to my collection. A beautiful day.