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blanketfort

blanketfort
Date Joined: May 23, 2018
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: March 13
Country: Norway

a b o u t m e

updated 6th of July

Hiya!

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:

alt text Harry Potter. I’ve read and re-read the books more times than I can count. Btw – I’m a proud Hufflepuff 💛 🦡

alt text 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!

alt text 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.

alt text Games like The Legend of Zelda, The Sims, and Red Dead Redemption 2 (current obsessions). Eagerly awaiting Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!

alt text Books, documentaries, series and podcasts about serial killers and other true crime stories.

alt text Thrift stores/garage sales/flea markeds. Give me a good thrift store, and I’ll have fun for hours!

alt text 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.

alt text 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!

alt text Traveling – roadtrips – hiking – boating about on a boat – training along on a train – what have you. Give me adventures and new memories ^_^

alt text Mental Health and Early Childhood Pedagogy.

alt text Mythology – especially Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, and Sami.

alt text 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.

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s w a p s

My policy is this:

alt text 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.

alt text 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.

alt text 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.

alt text 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:

alt text Anything containing peanuts, hazlenuts, cashews… well, nuts in general. Not even if it says 'may contain traces of …'. Allergies are fun.

alt text Religious items

alt text Anything from any fandoms that aren’t mentioned in some way or other on my profile

alt text Teacher reward stickers (and stuff like that in general)

alt text 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.

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b o o k s

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!

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m u s i c

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.

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m o v i e s

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.

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s e r i e s

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…

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w i s h l i s t

alt text 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:
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alt text 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 :)

alt text Moomin anything. Love those little rascals! Especially Little My, Snufkin, the Groke and Moominpappa
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alt text Anything related to Harry Potter (favourite characters: Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, the Weasley twins, Charlie and Bill Weasley, and the Marauders)

alt text Anything related to any of the things mentioned under books, music, movies and series

alt text Actually, anything profile related!

alt text Coffee and tea (factory sealed bags only, please)

alt text Socks – funny, colourful, weird, anything goes! (I’m a size 39)

alt text Whales, lobsters, octopuses (octopi?), foxes, woodland critters in general, platypuses, armadillos

alt text Inappropriate cross stitch

alt text Used books you think I should read

alt text New music - suggestions, list of songs I should check out, etc.

alt text Anything nautical/maritime inspired. Or nature inspired. Current obsession: Arctic vegetation, mountains, rivers

alt text Journals/notebooks in all shapes and sizes

alt text Top ten lists

alt text Handmade/DIY/things with a personal touch you took the time to make for me

alt text Mini-zines and zines about any topic. Especially about: True crime, folk lore, mental health, feminism, sexuality, weird stuff...

alt text Washi tapes – rolls or samples

alt text Stickers, paper stock, things I can use for letter writing, journaling, swaps in general

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u p d a t e

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.

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This awesome cactus divider (and the icons I made from it) can be found here

Ratings

JossieAyame rated for 3 Goth Things in an Envie on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies :D Also, I'd love to be your penpal!
Response: You're very welcome :D I'm so happy you enjoyed the things I sent! And yay! I'll pm you :)
annim rated for would you rather...newbie friendly on Jul 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved what you sent to me! Sorry for the late rating! Hope you're well. :)
damilola rated for 30 DAYS OF LISTS on Apr 25, 2020
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Comment: OMG ! I am in LOVE with your book !!!! I have checked it several times and love it, love it, love it ! And a letter and tea.... You made my day ! THANKS A MILLION ! It is worth more than 5 ***** Do you fancy a new pen pal ????
Response: Thank you so much 💛 I'm so happy you enjoyed it ^^ I'm pm-ing you :)
Ninna rated for 🌹 Send me something... #2 🌹 on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for this great mail! It was more than I was expecting and deserves multiple hearts. Loved everything :)
cindygroet rated for E-swap: 25 Lists! on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Funny: I also have Portland, Oregon USA on my wishlist to visit.
Hexyr rated for March birthday and flat surprise intl on Feb 25, 2020
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Comment: Hi Your package came today I am waiting to open it Thank you Happy Birthday to you too Best Lara
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Postcard with a Prompt #15 on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this wonderful postcard! What an interesting choice to spend time wit. In my case it would love to spend some time with Mary Poppins. And now have a nice evening.
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Comment: Katrine! This is a fun swap - I hope it picks up more folks so you continue to do it. It's neat! I like that you'd want to go to Hogwarts when Tonks and the elder Weasley's are there - you're right, it does sound fun & truthfully, I'd go almost anytime, if I could! How great would that be!
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Comment: Thank you so much! So many things, I love the stickers a lot and the coasters are so pretty! I'll definitely be using them a lot, I didn't actually have any coasters yet.
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Postcard with a Prompt #13 on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: Dear Kat, your really made my day - I found your lovely postcard today in my letterbox.. whoop what a stunning picture. I have to admit that I don't know the xmas songs. I will google it. And have a wonderful afternoon, Joana. PS.: The post takes at the moment ages till it arrives.
Caithness rated for EML: Postcard with a prompt #12 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the winter owl postcard and the slouchy girl sticker on the back. :)
KarmaKr8 rated for Summer Flip Book on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: She is awesome!! My first flip book got destroyed in the mail and she offered to make me another one. It was stuffed full of stickers, washi, die cuts, and unusual paper clips. Definitely no skimping just because she had to re-do it!
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Comment: Så spennende, ser frem til å åpne den, tusen takk for ekstra også <3
elinor rated for SIE - Tiny blind Autumn swap: #2 :) on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items :)
Rainydancer rated for HA: Post Card on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: wow I haven't seen this one before! Thank you I love it. Really nice note too.
Singske rated for EML: Postcard with a Prompt #9 on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Katrine for the lovely B&W postcord from NY! I must say I like everything you like about autumn. It must be great to have dark nights and evenings again. And it’s never too early to plan those Christmas presents, have fun! 💌
EmmaLouLoves rated for EML: Postcard with a prompt #8 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tea themed postcard, it arrived today, Thurs 12th Sept. :o)
Justjada rated for ⚡HARRY POTTER Mail Tag on Aug 11, 2019
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Comment: I loved that you used pictures from your visit!!! I will be sending you the answers soon ( have to get more stamps lol)
sharmison33 rated for OMG WHAT A LONG SURVEY on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully decorated survey. I enjoyed reading your answers. I found the question about other ways to spell your name interesting. My parents loved the name Katherine. It’s my mother’s first name but she goes by Kathy. It’s my middle name and my sisters first name too. My sister’s is spelled Kathryn and she goes by Kate. I’m pretty sure in they’d had another girl they would have named her Catherine! My little guys middle name is Thomas after my uncle. Thanks for the stickers, washi and red 3s too! ❤️
wooperton rated for EML: A little note #1 on Aug 6, 2019
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Comment: Katrine, thank you for your thoughtful and packed notecard!! So many goodies - you spoilt me and I love the Moomin bits!! I will respond as soon as I can, I am a little behind in my letters but will get it out to you soon!! Thank you again for your lovely happy mail!! xxx
Response: You're very welcome! Had so much fun putting the swap together, and I'm really happy you like it! 🌼

Rating Overview

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Comments

damilola on Jun 15, 2020:

YESSSSS! I am so happy you got my letter. Can't wait to get your reply, but... write when you can, no stress. Have a great time, stay safe!

groundhogstamper on Mar 6, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful envelope full of goodies you sent for the CPG Happy Mail tag. You really made my day special!

Canariangal78 on Sep 6, 2019:

I agree, the cactus divider is aaaamazing!! :-)

iowa05 on Jun 14, 2019:

Thanks for the birthday wishes! So happy to get a letter from you soon! 💕 :)

iowa05 on Apr 23, 2019:

I sent a letter off to you today! 😁💖

iowa05 on Apr 15, 2019:

Got your letter!!! 💛🧡💖 😁 Excited to write back!! Also, thank you SO much for the beautiful goodies for the girls!💕 They are going to lose their minds when they see those sparkly butterfly stickers for sure! 😂

iowa05 on Apr 6, 2019:

Yay!! Glad it got to you safely! 💕 😊 Looking forward to your reply. 😄

iowa05 on Mar 19, 2019:

Got your letter!!! 😄 These are the most beautiful postcards I have ever SEEN!! Thank you!!! 💕 Can't wait to write back. :)

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

anicka22 on Mar 15, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely random envie

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