Date Joined: May 23, 2018
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: March 13
updated 6th of July
A little bit about me: I’m a simple soul – happiest when I can daydream the world away. I enjoy getting lost in creative pursuits and pouring my heart out in letters to trusted penpals (over enormous amounts of tea/coffee/wine – depends on the mood).
One of my favourite pastimes is daydreaming about roadtrips/hikes/trips I want to experience or have experienced. I’m forever planning new adventures – as soon as one chapter is closed, I’m eagerly looking forwards to the next.
I’m fascinated by nature, the human mind, and the ocean. I enjoy the dark and twisted side to most things, and I like most things weird. On top of my wish list right now is wine glasses made of the heads of dolls, because, c’mon! That’s awesome!
My humour reflects my liking of the dark, twisted and weird – so it’s dark, twisted and weird. Often inappropriate. Smutty. Silly, ridiculous, sometimes childish and odd. I love laughing!
Some things I enjoy:
Harry Potter. I’ve read and re-read the books more times than I can count. Btw – I’m a proud Hufflepuff 💛 🦡
Knitting. My knitting periods come and go, and I’ve yet to finish a “big project”. Still, enjoy it immensely. Adding crocheting to this. So much fun!
Lying on the floor listening to music. And walking around the living room pretending I’m a superstar, singing out loud to my adoring dust-bunny fans. And drunken Disney karaoke sessions with my friends. Or alone. Disney karaoke is fun.
Games like The Legend of Zelda, The Sims, and Red Dead Redemption 2 (current obsessions). Eagerly awaiting Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!
Books, documentaries, series and podcasts about serial killers and other true crime stories.
Thrift stores/garage sales/flea markeds. Give me a good thrift store, and I’ll have fun for hours!
Social-anthropology. Give me monographies about sub-cultures, cults, alternative lifestyles, urban life, or anything regarding my sami heritage, and I’m one happy panda.
Card games like Guillotine, Cards Against Humanity, Bears vs. Babies, Bucket of Doom, etc. Card games in good company is medicine for the soul – and quite a workout for the laugh muscle!
Traveling – roadtrips – hiking – boating about on a boat – training along on a train – what have you. Give me adventures and new memories ^_^
Mental Health and Early Childhood Pedagogy.
Mythology – especially Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, and Sami.
Being creative – be it doodling, writing, attempting to draw, making lists, making mini-zines, etc. Sitting down and letting the creative senses go crazy makes me happy.
My policy is this:
I do my best to find something my partner might like, even if the swap doesn’t call for it. My aim is to put a smile on my partner’s face, so I put my heart into all outgoing mail.
I always send on time, and click the ‘sent’-button once I’ve dropped off my mail at the post office. If I’m ever delayed for some reason or other, I will contact my partner to let them know.
A little note on the Norwegian postal service: They only operate Monday to Friday, which means that if I post something on a Friday afternoon, it most likely won’t get stamped until Monday morning. Same goes if I post something late on a weekday – it won’t get stamped until the next morning.
I rate swaps as soon as I’ve opened and explored what I’ve gotten =) If I haven’t rated you, it means I haven’t received your swap yet.
I sometimes include extras in my swaps. This is not for the heart. I read my partners’ profiles carefully, and if I see something I know they’ll appreciate that I have, I’ll include it. Of course, if my partner or the swap specifically says that extras aren’t appreciated/allowed, I won’t add anything.
Pretty straight forwards.
I have a short list of things I’d rather not get sent. These are:
Anything containing peanuts, hazlenuts, cashews… well, nuts in general. Not even if it says 'may contain traces of …'. Allergies are fun.
Anything from any fandoms that aren’t mentioned in some way or other on my profile
Teacher reward stickers (and stuff like that in general)
Anything homophobic, racist, sexist themed. I have no patience for bigots and closeminded people.
p o s t c a r d s
I prefer my postcards naked, dated, and written on (tell me about your day, tell me a joke, send me a book tip, the name of a band I should check out, tell me about the latest movie you saw, tell me about your fandom … anything goes).
I’m not especially interested in touristy postcards, so unless I’ve joined a touristy postcard swap, I’d rather not get them. Other than that, anything goes.
I love books. I love reading. I love discovering new, interesting authors, so if you have a recommendation on a book you think I would like/think I should read/can’t go through life without having read/etc. let me know. Send me a message/arrange a private swap/anything and let me know the author’s name, the name of a book I should read by that author, and why =)
Harry Potter!, The Lord of the Rings, His Dark Materials, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – actually Douglas Adams in general, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass, Pride and Prejudice, Marian Keyes, Jens Bjørneboe, Jo Nesbø, A Song of Ice and Fire, Bjørg Vik, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Pratchett, to mention a few books and authors I like.
Last book I read: The Break by Marian Keyes. This was a typical Marian Keyes book. The protagonist find herself in an impossible situation, and the reader goes on a journey with her. Comedy and drama, reflection and deep thoughts on difficult themes, and most importantly: A happy ending!
Oh, I love music! I always appreciate mix cds, and suggestions =)
R.E.M., Patti Smith, Iggy Pop (with and without the Stooges), Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Dia Psalma, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, OK Go, Matisyahu, Moby, TV on the Radio, Sia, Nick Cave (with and without the Bad Seeds), First Aid Kit, Gogol Bordello, Sex Pistols, OnklP (with and without de fjerne slekningene and other collaborations), Hans Zimmer, Alt-J, The Black Keys, Gåte, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Vivaldi, Cat Powers, Placebo, Massive Attack, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Blue Oyster Cult, The Beatles, Slincraze, The National, Violet Road, Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, Arcade Fire… not to mention all the random songs from random artists I enjoy. I’ll spare you a list of them.
Super, Fight Club, Stardust, Boondock Saints, the Lord of the Rings, the Help, the Butler, Deadpool, Kick-Ass, Pulp Fiction, American History X, the Life of David Gale, Lilja 4-ever, Buster's Mal Heart, A Beautiful Mind, My Sister’s Keeper, the Usual Suspects, Shaun of the Dead, a Night at the Roxbury, Movie 43, Forrest Gump, Easy A, Serenity, most things Disney, Pixar and Dreamwork, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the list goes on…
Comedians I enjoy:
Bo Burnham, Doug Stanhope, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Jimmy Carr, Tom Segura, Jim Jefferies, Eddie Izzard, Amy Schumer, Dylan Moran, Fluffy, and I’m sure I could go on, but other names elude me now. I’m open for suggestions – I feel that this list give a reasonable impression of what makes me laugh.
Friends, The IT Crowd, The Office (US and UK), Pride and Prejudice, How I Met Your Mother, Orange is the New Black, Scrubs, 30 Rock, Sherlock, South Park, Black Mirror, Community, His Dark Materials, Rick and Morty, The Last Man on Earth, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Big Bang Theory, Coupling, Russian Doll, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Happy!, Good Omens, SKAM, The Crown, Sons of Anarchy, Call the Midwife, American Horror Story, Firefly, Skins (UK), Dear White People, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Doctor Who, Outlander, and again, the list goes on…
Colours I like: Black, white, different shades of yellow, green, blue, azure, teal, petrol, pink, purple… I enjoy colours in general, especially if they complement each other. I spent way too much time making this to illustrate some of the colours I like:
I would really love some Wrigley's Extra Strawberry flavoured gum. I just can't find it in Norway, boo. Also: Lay's salt and vinegar crisps, the ones that comes in small packets. I know this is really specific, but I'm up for a food-exchange swap :)
Moomin anything. Love those little rascals! Especially Little My, Snufkin, the Groke and Moominpappa
Anything related to Harry Potter (favourite characters: Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, the Weasley twins, Charlie and Bill Weasley, and the Marauders)
Anything related to any of the things mentioned under books, music, movies and series
Actually, anything profile related!
Coffee and tea (factory sealed bags only, please)
Socks – funny, colourful, weird, anything goes! (I’m a size 39)
Whales, lobsters, octopuses (octopi?), foxes, woodland critters in general, platypuses, armadillos
Inappropriate cross stitch
Used books you think I should read
New music - suggestions, list of songs I should check out, etc.
Anything nautical/maritime inspired. Or nature inspired. Current obsession: Arctic vegetation, mountains, rivers
Journals/notebooks in all shapes and sizes
Top ten lists
Handmade/DIY/things with a personal touch you took the time to make for me
Mini-zines and zines about any topic. Especially about: True crime, folk lore, mental health, feminism, sexuality, weird stuff...
Washi tapes – rolls or samples
Stickers, paper stock, things I can use for letter writing, journaling, swaps in general
30th June, 2018 - I’m currently working on rectifying a mistake I made when I joined this site. I had another account (name of that account: pastell) that I made several years ago. I was a full-time student back then and decided not to join any swaps until I had the time to commit to them. Fast forward a couple of years, and I’ve got my degree, I’m settled in and I have the time to be creative and commit to creative projects. I came back to swap-bot, ready to swap. I experienced that people was sceptical of my old account with no completed swaps or ratings, so I figured I could make a new one.
In my head it made sense that because I hadn’t completed any swaps and had dropped out of the few swaps I had joined before partners were assigned, I could make a new account. It didn’t occur to me that it could be problem until it was pointed out to me. This was obviously ignorant and stupid of me, but I just didn't think. I’ve contacted the admins, and I hope this will be resolved soon. I had absolutely no intentions of coming off as sketchy. All I wish to do is to have fun, make new friends across the world, and be creative.
This awesome cactus divider (and the icons I made from it) can be found here
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