Hello dear swappers!
I'm Renata, an 19-year-old girl from Lithuania. My main interests and hobbies are photography, reading (also listening to audiobooks), watching movies, anime (not a forever-fan yet, though I enjoy watching some truly good ones), Postcrossing and exchanging letters with my penpals. Oh, and now I can proudly (shamefully? because of the amount of money I spend on this :D) add swapping stuff to this list, too. ;)
Random facts 'bout me: LGBT supporter - not the only child in family - introvert - in love with Freddie Mercury - stubborn, yet tolerant (does that even make sense?) - get addicted to things very easily - don't eat meat - love the world of fiction - can't sing or draw, yet love great singers and artists - lover of what's old - romantic at times - maybe a bit too fond of gay people - a total night owl - a tomboy inside - Barça fan!
Classical/alternative rock - indie - singer-songwriters' music.
And so Queen tops my best music list with a bang! No contest has ever been or will be here. :) I also currently listen to Cosmo Jarvis, Imagine Dragons, Bon Iver, Scorpions, Melissa Horn, 30 Seconds To Mars, Mumford & Sons, the Beatles, Aistė Smilgevičiūtė ir Skylė, Ryan Adams... As well as whole soundtracks from the musicals Les chansons d'amour and Sweeney Todd.
I have an ambition to read a lot of books in my lifetime (mostly from best-known world literature) and now time to time I read, uhm, many books. I enjoy being able to choose a book matching my mood every time I want to read.
Pride and Prejudice (J. Austen) - The Gadfly (E.L. Voynich) - The Plague (A. Camus) - Crime and Punishment (F. Dostoevsky) - The Family (M. Puzo) - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (A.C. Doyle) - Yes Man (D. Wallace). Those are some of my recent favourites.
My favourite actors: Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Sacha Baron Cohen.
Favourite films - ... Pride and Prejudice, Shelter, Casanova, Sherlock Holmes, While You Were Sleeping, Driving Lessons...
By the way, I have recently noticed I really fancy musicals (such as Grease, Les chansons d'amour, Sweeney Todd, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray and many more).
Not to mention many great gay-themed films I've gotten into lately as well...
I get addicted so easily... Now I watch The Borgias, Game of Thrones, House M.D., The Vampire Diaries, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and I Love Lucy.
I also sometimes watch Top Gear, CSI and any screening of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie's detectives.
My wishlist includes the following:
(silver) matte ring pendant like this (as plain as possible needed! example really REALLY want this, please, let me know even if you find such to buy on the Internet somewhere - I've tried ebay, amazon.com and so on, but they don't seem to have sth. exactly like that);
Polaroid (or any other instant) photos (I would do nearly anything in exchange for one! Do send me it, if you have!);
your taken photo of what could be called a gay moment (if you find that somehow offensive, simply skip it; I'm actually interested in / attracted to such moments, when you kind of notice something romantic happening while it's most likely not, but anyway, if by any chance you've got any captures like that to share with me, I'm all ears!);
and other your taken photos (I'd love to get it if you're into photography at least a bit; something interesting-angled, or just eye-catching, typical for your life, beautiful, old, new, colourful, B&W, LGBT related, great graffiti art (esp. tributes to someone), whatever!);
a handmade wallet (or at least a handmade-looking one; with separate sections for banknotes, coins and cards would be perfect, but that's just a wish...);
a wristband (preferably fabric, currently in need of a slim rainbow one);
handmade envelopes (I adore them so much! I prefer postcard size or bigger and maybe made from maps, music sheets, posters or calendars with old photos, though, really, I'll use any);
airmail anything (e.g. envelopes - either empty or filled :D, deco tape);
messenger & tote bags;
something practical - a mug, for example (I love mug cups, especially blue or dark green ones!), or a winter hat, scarf, gloves, socks (39 size; dots, tartan, stripes are the patterns I love), anything usable!;
deco tape (tartan or partly transparent would be cool, but not necessarily; don't really like Hello Kitty or Disney, though);
books (ok, that's quite a big one; but if, by any chance, you could send me a book, I'm looking forward to getting classical ones or those highly recommended by you; all in English, please);
bookmarks (that would be so cool to have a collection of bookmarks (store-bought or handmade) from all over the world in my books :D);
postcards (famous places from an interesting angle; anything to do with FC Barcelona; famous photographs; shadows, reflections, silhouettes; inspirational people; mountains; handmade comics, drawings, photos; I would especially value all kind of cards in any way proving love knows no boundaries);
playing cards (I have a collection of them from all around the world and I'm trying to finish it; the ones I still NEED: spades (♠): 9; hearts (♥): 6,9; diamonds (♦): 4,8,9);
some kind of special stickers (I've got quite enough now, thank you, but I'm always interested in something particularly old & vintage, map or photography related or simply that cute, you get the point; but please avoid such themes as Barbie, Hello Kitty, Disney, kawaii or other famous allegedly cute stuff, those definitely don't appeal to me...);
feathers (that used to belong to real birds, of course; those'd be for my best friend's collection; she'd love to get them as long as possible; plus, it'd be great to know the species of the bird);
unique stamps (used or not; for my Physics teacher's collection; actually if you send me something, it'd be lovely of you to put many different non-typical stamps on the package or envelope as those will definitely find their way to my teacher);
old maps and music sheets (for crafting);
rubber stamps (bird, cat, ladybug, spider, feather, moustache, pacman, bicycle themed ones sound terrific to me, but anything other cute or beautiful to your eye will be appreciated, too!);
mailart or some neatly done handmade thing (like your own lace; something unusual, surprising is always welcome in my postbox ;) );
tea bags (no green, mint, ginger, other spicy tasting flavours, please);
refrigerator magnets (sth. artistic maybe?);
[Blue, brown, grey, green, black, dark purple could be considered my colours, because I'm most attached to them. I simply fancy all what's dark and non-vivid, yet by any means you're not obliged to send me stuff in such colours. I'm sure I'll love something pastel or even rainbow at certain cases as well. ;D]
Oh! From time to time I try to recycle, reuse packaging (it is both cheaper than the usual and environmentally friendly, so why not?). If you're sending me anything, feel free to reuse stuff you think is worth a second (third?) life as well! :)
Please, avoid if possible sending me anything strongly scented or simply meant for nose particularly (any perfume, incense, scented candles? ... well, you get the point).
Also I'm really not a big fan of all the lotions, gels, oils, creams... Ugh... The only things that I can stand from the series of these are pretty much the basic ones - shampoos and shower gels (this stuff is welcome, of course, but please, mind the strong scent alert - think of sth. soft, easy, refreshing). Well, and a tiny bottle of some damn special oil for hair care perhaps. That's about it of my list what I am ready to use on myself, if talking about that kind of stuff.
Not into girly stuff, anything Barbie, kawaii, Disney, Diddl, Hello Kitty.
As far as allergies are concerned, I'm not aware of having any yet, so I don't think you have to worry about that. I'll appreciate if you simply pay attention to the few of my dislikes mentioned here above instead. :)
Yes, please. :D
If you've read my profile and have something to offer (esp. such photography: 1) any instants, 2) (fallen or not) angel statues, 3) monuments for Sherlock Holmes, 4) simply artistic captures you're proud of yourself; anything LGBT related; mix CDs; your drawing maybe; anything Freddie Mercury related; handmade envies; handmade wallet; a mug; a messenger bag, books in English (currently especially in need of Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"), playing cards (read somewhere above), long feathers of real birds, rubber stamps...) - where have I left off? oh right, in case you've got something for me, contact me and I'll be more than pleased to look for something you need around here where I live, too.
You know what? I'd be most interested in some sort of excursion around where you live in photos. Since my dream places to visit are Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Zermatt and Montreux, you might just imagine how awesome it'd be to receive anything from there! But any site in the world that is so far unseen to me would be just lovely to finally see, even if only in photos for the time being... Let me know if it were possible for us to arrange such a thing. :)
I've heard there are some tribute graffitis for Lionel Messi in Barcelona and Rome, to get a picture of either of which is my absolute dream...
It'd be also cool to get a full disposable camera once more (have recently received my first one - from Naples, Italy!!). Boy, that could be an amazing surprise... :)
I myself can always offer you my own photographs (or something made out of them), used Lithuanian stamps, many Lithuanian FDCs and something representative from where I live. I'm pretty out of ideas, so you just let me know what interests you and I'll figure out if I can find that for you. ;)
IF our swap is a rather small one (packages don't weigh more than 100g), let's do it wherever you are in the world! YET if we're talking about something that's likely to weigh more, I only can swap with you who live in the EU (European Union). Sorry.