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babbage1851

babbage1851
Date Joined: October 3, 2010
Last Online: September 1, 2011
Birthday: December 1, 1988
Country: United States
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About Me

SPOILER: I post pictures of ATCs and other art swaps on my Flickr page.

Just a queer gal from New England. I'm a feminist activist, a pretty liberal/universalist Quaker, a bookworm, and mama to one spoiled black kitty. During the summer I do IT work, but for the rest of the year, I am a reasonably proficient university student majoring in history as well as minoring in computers. Though by the end of this school year, I'll be graduating, and that IT job will be a fulltime gig.

My historical interests are mainly Victorian and Edwardian Great Britain, theatre history, WWII, the French and Indian War, the French Revolution, GLBT history, and feminist history. I am always happy to be nerdy with other history fans. XD

I am also in love with languages. English is my native tongue, but I'm trying to become fluent in German too. I started taking Japanese this fall to learn to translate my non-English manga, and I know some French as well, but I'm way out of practice, haha.

True to my Sagittarius zodiac sign, I am an avid traveler who always has a bag packed and ready to go. :D So far I've been to Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and all over the USA. London has a special claim on my heart.

Japanese cuisine and tea are also high on my list of fun things. If I had to choose somewhere to live based on cuisine alone, I would pick Japan. And tea is a long time love.

Typewriters, the colors black and chartreuse, cats, and bunnies make me smile.

drawing of myself reading

Hobbies

  • writing fiction (mostly historical and/or gay/lesbian)

  • reading

  • drawing and making comics

  • creating zines

  • learning to use tarot cards

  • cooking

  • knitting

I also dabble in other creative endeavors that strike my fancy. Variety is the spice of life and all that jazz.

Favorite Books

  • Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman]

  • Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture [by Stephen Duncombe]

  • The Hero & the Crown [by Robin McKinley]

  • Redwall [by Brian Jacques]

  • Yuri Monogatari (vol. 5) [various]

  • Women and Victorian Theatre [by Kerry Powell]

...I'm also a sucker for H.P. Lovecraft, Poe, travelogues, and feminist writing.

Favorite Music

  • Voltaire
  • Tori Amos
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Duncan Sheik
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Holly Brook
  • Adam Lambert
  • Josh Groban

What I Like...

  • Zines. I absolutely love zine trades! Ditto with comic books.
  • Stamps. I'm an amateur stamp collector, and I love getting stamps (used or new) from all over the world.
  • colors (alone or together): black, grey, brown, chartreuse, emerald green, amethyst purple, garnet red, blue
  • anything travel-related
  • anything typewriter-related
  • steampunk
  • goth
  • Tea. Though I'll try almost any kind, I find I'm partial to rooibos (red tea), spiced teas, and oolong, and a good iced chai makes me weak in the knees.
  • postcards and letters
  • ATCs
  • mythology-related (mermaids, harpies, unicorns, and sphinxes are particular favorites)
  • Japanese kawaii
  • El Dia De Los Muertos
  • tarot cards (especially handmade)
  • recipes, book reviews, or play reviews. I'm always interested in finding new favorites!
  • chocolate (especially with peanut butter or caramel, yummy)
  • things in the art nouveau style

What I Don't Really Go For...

  • pencils (pretty but I just don't use 'em)
  • pens in bright inks that can be hard to read
  • coffee (I can't stand drinking it; however, I -do- enjoy coffee-flavored chocolate.)
  • random knickknacks
  • Disney (except Maleficent; I love her)
  • Nothing Christian-religious, please.
  • No makeup/perfume or bath products. I have rather sensitive skin so I prefer to be careful with what products I use on it.
  • No metal jewelry. I happen to be allergic to nickel, but I find that a lot of other metal jewelries irritate my skin as well.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much for the bookmark...and the teas....good work.....
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful teas and the lipton postcard!! I love it!
hippofairy rated for Tea Time Creations on Jul 26, 2011
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Comment: thank you so much for the yummy teas and the very sweet Paris tea cup drawing! you are so talented! :) and thanks for the extra Halloween fabric square too!
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Comment: I got the ATC today and its very well done. I love the Art Deco(not to contradict, but Art Nouveau is more decorative with floral embellishments while Art Deco is more modern and geometric. I do love both style periods!) style of the card and I love Japanese style fish, as well. The buttons are awesome and they are all types I would have picked out myself :) I love the green ones and may end up turning the big floral buttons into earrings. Thank you so much!
gusmom2000 rated for Recipe and a cuppa on Jun 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you! The recipes sound yummy!
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Comment: What a wonderful bookmark! I love it. Thank you so much and for the extras as well.
necrocake rated for Loose Teas Swap *Ed on Jun 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the tea :)
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Comment: Oh, gosh! I found an unopened package that contained your swap. I'm so very sorry for the lateness in rating! Your kitsune is wonderful and I love your style of illustration. The extra goodies were lovely as well. :D Thank you very much!
Jester777 rated for I <3 Tea: Loose Tea Swap on Jun 3, 2011
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Comment: WOW, this is the best smelling package! Yummmmm, cannot wait to try these out, wonderful packaging too, thanks so much! :D Happy tea time! Γ’β„’Β₯
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Comment: thanks!
knitterofhats rated for I <3 Tea: Simple Tea Swap on May 20, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for all the teas and tea postcard!
kimmer rated for Mermaid Journal Page #3 on May 4, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much ~ this is beautiful!
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Comment: Gorgeous card, love it, beautiful color pencil work! Thank you! ^_^
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked it!
Liza rated for Mermaid Journal Page #3 on Apr 30, 2011
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Comment: Very nice thanks!
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Comment: You sent this late without communicating with me. I hate rating down, so I am not going to this time since it was less than two weeks late and I really don't mind waiting the extra time on flat mail. Also, you did send some nice teas and a little memo pad as extras! So, thank you for the bookmark and teas, but next time if you're going to be late, please communicate! :)
Response: I'm really sorry about that! I was sick and sent late on a couple swaps, but I thought I'd PMed everyone. I must have missed you though so I apologize for being careless! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the bookmark and extras. Thank you for rating!
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Comment: Just received your card last night when I came home but, never had a chance to go back online, I'm surprised how long it took to cycle through the mail. Gorgeous atc! Absolutely love the two little mini-zines that you sent, too. And also, thank you, for the extra atc sleeves, these always come in handy. ^_^
Response: I'm really glad you liked the ATC and the mini-zines! Thanks for rating!
cakebomb rated for Mini-'zine swap #26 (March) on Apr 21, 2011
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Adda rated for I <3 Tea Teabag Swap #1 on Apr 18, 2011
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Tjrenee rated for Phobias ATC series #2 Cemetaries on Apr 18, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the AWESOME atc! I love it! Very well done! Thank you also for the stamps and papers! Great swap and I hope to swap with you again!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! <3
oreon rated for ILLUS: 5x7 Bingo Loteria Game Card on Apr 16, 2011
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous artwork & the fabric was divine. Thank you so much!
Response: You're quite welcome! And thank you for the heart!

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redgreenchile on May 23, 2011:

Thank you for the wonderful teas...all my taste! ;)

tengu2 on Dec 5, 2010:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painting atc swappers group. Please, check out the group swaps that are up. I hope you find one you would like to join. I look forward to getting to get the chance to swap with you. Love your interests. happy swapping

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