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derakisu

derakisu
Date Joined: May 11, 2019
Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: May 21
Country: Canada
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PSA

Last edit : May 6th 2020


I'm trying not to give up. ;_;

I have an ongoing RAK : Give me themes, I'll draw you an ATC.

Current status : [Closed]

Progress on current requests :

  • LilysMama : Still sketching
  • Mayje : Needs address
  • Ruie : Inked

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Please please please communicate with me if you do not receive something I sent and I haven't contacted you. I tend to send a worried note after a month in transit. I will make it right. Be aware I am shipping from Canada. I have had mail to the US take over a month to get there.

I drop my mail in a mailbox, unless a stamp won't cover postage. Mail is picked up from Monday through Friday. This means it's possible the postmark will show a later date than when I mark sent depending on when my mail makes its way to the local sorting center.


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I rate promptly : usually the same day I receive but sometimes I delay to the closest weekend after, only if it's hectic at work. I rate according to swap-bot's rating guidelines.

I do not give a heart for extras. I do not send extras for a heart. I do not decorate my envelopes. I want to keep my swaps as light as possible (and as requirements allow) to save on postage.

If I haven't rated you within a month of you sending, please contact me. It probably means I don't have your swap in my hands yet but you never know. Maybe I relapsed into my chronic problem of piling mail up until the end of the month.


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I strive to be a good host. Helpful advice is always welcome. Thank you to those who have commented and helped me along the way.

I like the idea of public swaps, if only to help newbies gather ratings, and will do my best to weed out questionable swappers and keep my swaps safe.

I will angel when necessary. All my swaps do mention "If you are interested and available to angel if needed, please let me know." This is meant as a precaution should I be unable to angel due to Real Life happening.

If you need an angel for ATC swaps, you can e-mail me with the theme. I'll probably be able to help. :)

Me, Myself and I

  • Programmer by day, crocheter and crafter by night
  • Very near-sighted (high myopia : around โˆ’10.00) ๐Ÿ‘“
  • 30-something unwilling to grow up too fast
  • Proud Montrรฉaler by birth and at heart
  • Cat lover, owner of two (or owned by two)
  • Red wine over white ๐Ÿท
  • Sake, soju, umeshu
  • Craft beers ๐Ÿบ
  • Coffee addict โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•
  • Aloe drinks and bubble tea
  • Tea leaves over tea bags, black and oolong + matcha
  • Compulsive doodler
  • Written/stamped postcards collector
  • Bookmarks collector
  • Avid Netflixer and Crunchyroller
  • Manga (and the odd scanlation) reader
  • Native French speaker
  • Sucker for homemade soaps
  • Going through a relapse of depression but I fight on ! ๐Ÿ’ช
  • A bit shy
  • New-ish to swaps (I used to swap often ~10 years ago)
  • Halloween, skeletons and skulls, weird creatures, things that go bump in the night
  • Ghost stories and ghost tours
  • Food in general, wagashi in particular + decadent vegan desserts and mug cakes, sour gummies, recipes, prints of food, #foodporn
  • Hand carved stamps and prints made with them
  • Victorian and Edwardian fashion
  • Mermen over mermaids, #mermay, also sirens
  • #inktober
  • Monoprints, collagraphs, block printing
  • Cat memes
  • Japanese themes, mainly food and yokai related + origami
  • Cats, otters and horses (including unicorns)
  • Black may not be a colour but it's still my favourite (green is great too)
  • Cacti and succulents
  • Magnolia, lily of the valley, lilac
  • Japanese maple tree and ginkgo leaves
  • Geometric, floral and Japanese patterns
  • Acrylic charms over enamel pins
  • Chiyogami and origami paper, security envelopes, maps
  • Notebooks and sketchbooks, blank over lined or dotted
  • Pens, any kind, any colour, anything I can sketch with
  • I โค๏ธ making lists

Favorite Crafts

  • Crocheting
  • Knotting friendship bracelets (plaid FTW !)
  • Creating ATCs
  • Sketching (digital and traditional)
  • Getting a very slow start on monoprints, collagraphs, and block printing
  • Sewing (...every now and then)
  • Trying to carve tiny eraser stamps (with relative success)
  • Sort of teaching myself watercolours painting (and sort of failing)
  • Folding the occasional origami
  • Attempting to make mead with a group of friends

ATCs information

  • Private swaps ? Yes please ! Contact me to set something up.
  • Time spent on an ATC : anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour between initial idea and finished product
  • I suck at backgrounds something fierce. I apologise about that. I'm trying to get better at it but it's a long and dark road.
  • There are no spoilers on my Instagram account. I only post process and finished product pics after my ATCs are in the hands of partners.
  • I prefer to receive hand-drawn/hand-painted ATCs but welcome everything. I am however not very fond of very bulky ATCs. I stick by the rule "If I can fit it in a sleeve, it's all good".
  • I prefer my ATCs in portrait orientation : 2.5" at the top and 3.5" on the side

Hand-drawn and/or hand-painted

  • Usual process : rough sketches and variations, final sketch (traditional or digital), colouring and touch ups
  • Usual tools : pencils, Inkscape, colouring pencils, watercolour pencils, Sharpies, Crayola markers

Collaged and mixed media

  • Usual process : rough sketches, prototype if needed, cut and collage, finishing touches
  • Usual tools : whatever's lying around

Manga/Anime

  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Barakamon
  • Black Jack
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Danjon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
  • Gakuen/School Babysitters
  • Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)
  • Ghost Hunt
  • Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki's Coolheadedness)
  • Hataraku Saibล (Cells at Work)
  • Kusumi-kun, Kuuki Yometemasu Ka? (Kuzumi-kun, Can't You Read the Room?)
  • Mob Psycho
  • Mononoke (not Princess Mononoke =_=)
  • Mushishi
  • One-Punch Man
  • Saiyuki
  • Sasaki to Miyano
  • Seinto Oniisan (Saint Young Men/Les Vacances de Jรฉsus et Bouddha)
  • Silver Spoon
  • Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless),
  • Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust
  • Working!! (Wagnaria!!)
  • Yotsuba&

Classics

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Lupin the 3rd
  • Pokรฉmon

Oldies but goodies

  • Albator/Harlock
  • Moomins
  • Sous le signe des mousquetaires

Favourite characters

  • โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ D, Harlock and Black Jack
  • Vicious from Cowboy Bebop
  • Hoozuki from Hozuki's Coolheadedness
  • Jigen from Lupin the 3rd
  • The Medicine Seller from Mononoke
  • Ginko from Mushishi
  • Hakkai from Saiyuki
  • Ohta from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Movies/Series

  • 13th Warrior
  • Castlevania
  • Clue
  • Cornetto Trilogy
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Black Books
  • Dans une galaxie prรจs de chez vous
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Murdoch Mysteries

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Mobile games

  • AFK Arena
  • Questland

Video games

  • Etrian Odyssey
  • Ace Attorney
  • Soulcalibur
  • Streets of Rage
  • Professor Layton
  • Pokรฉmon
  • Hotel Dusk
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

By proxy (I don't/didn't play the game but watch friends who do)

  • Baten Kaitos
  • Devil May Cry
  • Zelda

Favourite characters

  • Volga from Hyrule Warriors
  • Raphael from Soulcalibur

Other

  • D&D

Pokรฉmon

Favourites

  • Arbok
  • Bulbasaur
  • Greninja
  • Honedge
  • Seviper
  • Umbreon

Types

  • Poison
  • Water
  • Steel

๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŽจ

  • Christian Bergeron
  • Franรงois Lapierre
  • Yoshitaka Amano (mostly his beautiful artwork for Vampire Hunter D)

๐Ÿ“š

  • Les Arcanes du Midi-Minuit
  • Spirou et Fantasio
  • Les trois mousquetaires
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Discworld & Good Omens
  • The Craft Sequence
  • Vampire Hunter D

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  • Stickers and stationery (but I will send it forward to anyone who enjoys it more than me !)
  • Overly cutesy things (unless cat-related, cats make everyting awesome)
  • Anything with cow milk (I'm lactose intolerant)
  • Liquorice and anise
  • Drama llamas
  • Politics
  • Religion but I do admire the architecture of churches and other religious buildings
  • Being referred to as Canadian : I prefer Quรฉbecer for various reasons, one of them being a language issue that remains a great divide between Quรฉbec and the rest of Canada

Ratings

Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #2 on May 26, 2020
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Comment: This looks good enough to eat! Super job. Thank you.
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Comment: Iโ€™ve actually never hear of this game but your ATCs are amazing!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the really nice ATC, I love it!! :D Today I got happy when I got your letter, it has been a great day today, but it did my day even more!!Thanks! Emily
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Comment: Your Harlock looks so cool! :D Thank you so much!
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Comment: Very pretty, took a long time to get, but worth waiting for. K
Nevermore rated for ATC - Rat Queen (INT) on May 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous ATC, I adore it.
MissRich rated for ๐ŸŒธ Anime ATC #2 ๐ŸŒธ on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Always a treat getting art from you! ^_^
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #1 on Apr 23, 2020
5
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Comment: How refreshingly different! Love your creative devil diva. Thank you for being my partner.
5
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Comment: Your Maleficent looks so pretty! And I love how she's lounging on the couch. Love it! Thank you so much! Again, sorry for the late rate! I suck lol
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Comment: Oh my gosh, it is so cute!! It reminds me of my beach city and all the seagulls here. Also makes me remember when my elementary school PE teachers threatened to put food crumbs around us if we didn't start listening while making motions towards the huge flocks of seagulls across the yard.... Good times LOL Thank you so much! Also, sorry for the super late rating! It got buried on my side table!
Onaki rated for ATC - Mad Scientist (INT) on Apr 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Another fabulous card! You're so dang creative with the subjects you choose to draw for your swaps, thank you so much! <3
Onaki rated for ATC - Necromancer (INT) on Apr 17, 2020
5
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Comment: I'm always in awe over how much details you put into your smaller art cards, goodness! I LOVE what you did with this one.
chimerix rated for AAA: SC March on Apr 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely and really unique dragon ATC. I am happy to add it to my collection! Aloha
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Comment: ๐“”๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ช๐“ซ๐“ฎ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ, ๐“ถ๐”‚ ๐“ญ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป, ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ช๐“ถ๐“ช๐”ƒ๐“ฎ ๐“ถ๐“ฎ. ๐“๐“ซ๐“ผ๐“ธ๐“ต๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐”‚ ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“๐“’๐“ฃ. ๐“จ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ช๐“ต๐“ฒ๐”ƒ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ถ๐“ธ ๐“น๐“ช๐“ญ ๐“น๐“ช๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ผ ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐”‚ ๐“น๐“ธ๐“ผ๐“ฑ ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“น๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ช๐“ต! ๐“จ๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ช๐“ต๐”€๐“ช๐”‚๐“ผ ๐“ผ๐“น๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ต ๐“ถ๐“ฎ ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“˜ ๐“ช๐“ถ ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฐ๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ฏ๐“พ๐“ต!
5
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Comment: Your Zora is gorgeous! I really like the water effect you created, too! Thank you!
christy102194 rated for ATC - Free Themed #3 (HD/HP) on Mar 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Loved the UNICORN card! :D thanks ^^
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Comment: OMG! What an AWESOME ATC! I'm already displaying it on my shelf with all my other Sailor Moon goodies. ;v; I also love your personalized envelopes/note! That's so cool! I hope you're staying safe!! <3
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Plague Doctor (INT) on Mar 23, 2020
5
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Comment: epic card!! I love that I got two that match color schemes by chance!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Familiar Cats (INT) on Mar 23, 2020
5
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Comment: I love your card!! the huge cat looks so comfy
5
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Comment: Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Loved your choices of the themes and how you interpreted them. A pleasure receiving your cards :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 129 40 40
Completed Fives Threes Ones
133 138 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 8 125 0
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Comments

Whippet on Apr 28, 2020:

Wow, we like some of the same Manga/Anime, also, we like some of the same characters. I hope we will meet up in ATC swaps as I'm working on ATCs showing Manga & Anime characters. It would be fun swap. - Kathy

user6937 on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you for my lovely green mermaid!

wolfeagle on Jan 22, 2020:

Love the "Ghost Girl" ATC. Thank you.

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you for drawing my BOY!!

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JuneRosebud on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank u so much 4 the cool Little Red Riding Hood ATC that u made 4 me=). I really like it!! Great job...

OrigamiGrace on Oct 21, 2019:

Pls check your messages!

Poohtat on Oct 18, 2019:

Wow, the Unicorn ATC you drew me is incredible! Thank you so much.

Mon1496 on Oct 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing atc! she is so cute!

crimsonfuligin on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for being a wonderful host. Organising these really great swaps and making them a really safe swap to be part of. Thank you for the angel ATC itโ€™s very much appreciated and I really love it. Thank you. โ˜บ๏ธ

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 23, 2019:

Hey I just want to say, I think you do a great job with your swap descriptions! They're very detailed, which is really helpful.

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