Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2022 8:54 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Welcome to my profile! ~ Last updated: 11/30/22

Update 11/30: I'm in the process of redoing my profile to hopefully edit down the length so it's easier to read as it feels a bit chaotic to me! Right now I'm mainly doing postcard and simple flat mail swaps due to health issues, but I plan to return to more art based swapping as well as hosting some of my own in the new year.

Odd request, but I am currently very into loons and would extra love to receive anything that has to do with them if you're my swap partner and happen to have a card/postcard or anything with a loon on it!

Unfortunately there are no loons where I live in the south, but maybe someday I will get the chance to see and hear one in person. The haunting call of a loon is one of the most beautiful sounds to me - here's a short video of loons calling for you to enjoy!

General stuff about me!

Hello! My name is Jess :) I'm 31 years old & work in a library. Some things I enjoy include books (reading + collecting), collage, jigsaw puzzles, meditation, all things related to dreams & altered states of consciousness, thrifting, bad lifetime movies, documentaries, ambient music, and of course snail mail & swapping!

If you're into astrology- I am a Scorpio Sun / Capricorn Moon / Scorpio Rising & have a 12th house stellium! My chart is heavily dominated by water and plutonian influence and I find it does describe me pretty well! I'm also a metal goat in the Chinese zodiac.

I'm not a religious person, but do consider myself "spiritual" - purposely leaving it vague as I don't really define it in anyway. I'm extremely interested in altered states of consciousness particularly astral projection and lucid dreaming as well as the in between states of sleep which are all very spiritual experiences for me. I'd love to discuss these things with any like-minded individuals!

Check out Monsters, Myths, & Legends -- US ATC swappers a group I co-run with @HausOfImps for fun US based swaps (no longer exclusive to ATCs) themed around mythology, folklore, cryptids, the paranormal, & more!

ATTN swappers: If there are ever ANY issues with a swap I've sent (or any that I've hosted myself) please contact me and I will get back to you asap! I try to rate things the same day I receive them, sometimes it might take me a few days, but if you're ever concerned about a rating you can reach out to me as well!


- Likes - I've listed some specific categories of things I am interested in followed by an alphabetical list. None of this is to say you have to send me these things or that I expect them - it's just meant to give some ideas of things I enjoy :)

Things I Collect:

  • Anything Anubis (minus any depictions where he's super buff/muscular...!) + anything Ancient Egypt in general

  • Anything related to Aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories, cryptids etc

  • Duck or Loon related things/objects

  • Written postcards, notecards, & letters

  • Blank postcards (see list below)

  • Foreign postage stamps including CTOs, souvenir sheets, & FDCs (specifically enjoy stamps that depict ducks/birds, bears, wild cats, other animals or insects, space, and ocean themed - love stamps from Japan, Mongolia, Bhutan, and other Asian countries)

  • Foreign banknotes & coins (especially those that are colorful or with animals and symbols)

  • Interesting used books on topics of altered states of consciousness (astral projection/OBEs, dreams and lucid dreaming, hallucinogens etc) aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories or other weirdo topics, & PKD books

  • Odd photographs or polaroids (think weird vibes, vaguely disturbing, haunted...)

  • Handmade art (ATCs/APCs, drawings, PCs, bookmarks, zines etc - made by person sending! I love to receive other kinds of handmade crafts as well but can't make them myself)

Specific ATC themes I enjoy: aliens or UFOs, cryptids or monsters, ancient Egypt, myths/folklore, mushrooms, animals, space/galaxy themed, ocean themed, and anything else profile related.

Favorite colors: I LOVE green in any shade - it's my absolute favorite color! I also like cool blues and purples (especially green/blue/purple together,) mustard or golden yellows, deep/rich reds, and rainbows or vibrant color schemes in general. Holographic and glow-in-the-dark are not exactly colors, but I love that sort of thing. There are no colors I completely dislike!

Postcards: Please know I am happy to receive many kinds of cards, these are just some particular favorites! For written/naked postcard swaps I appreciate when real stamps are used with a thoughtful message written on the back - (see bottom of profile for topics if you're stumped on what to write!)

Tourist - I like scenic views/landscapes, native fauna & flora, mountains, and interesting landmarks or monuments. Places I specifically collect: North Carolina (especially western or eastern NC - like Blue Ridge Mountains, & the Outer Banks), Alaska, Hawaii, deserts & southwest states, Asian countries, & Egypt. Also love cards from anywhere that depict severe weather (lightning, tornadoes) sunsets, the moon, and Aurora Borealis.

Non-tourist - art (famous works & otherwise) especially Japanese or other Asian art, realistic animals (any but especially ducks or loons, bears, wild cats, & ocean creatures,) aliens/UFOs, cryptids, space/galaxy themes, weird/strange/unusual however you interpret that, mythology or folklore, & anything else profile related. I also love handmade cards and anything lenticular/3D or similar!

Tea/Coffee: I would love coffee samples or tea bags! If you want to send them to me I am open to most any kind of flavors including caffeinated, decaf, & herbal, but I would really prefer not to receive "diet" type teas or those with artificial sweeteners - and please only send in factory sealed unopened packaging - thank you!

Alphabetical List

A - Alan Watts - author, aliens, altered states of consciousness, ambient music, animals (any & all), Anubis, APCs, aquariums, art (as in famous artists/works of art), Asian art/designs/culture, astral projection (aka out of body experience), astrology, astronomy, ATCs, aurora borealis/northern lights

B - badtz-maru (sanrio), banknotes, bears, bibliomancy, bioluminescent creatures, birds, black widow spiders, board games, bookmarks

C - capricorn (astrology), cats (wild cats especially!), coffee, collage, conspiracy theories, crop circles, cryptids, cults, coins, Curt the bear (animal crossing)

D - deep sea, deserts, documentaries, dolphins, dragons, drawing, dreams/dreaming, Dream Corp LLC - show, ducks, Dungeons & Dragons

E - eclipses (solar/lunar), ephemera, envelopes, ancient Egypt (anything - culture/myth/religion)

F - forests/woodlands, fractals, frogs

G - Garfield, glow-in-the-dark things, goats/rams, green

H - handmade art, history (particularly about ancient civilizations), holographic things, horror movies, hypnagogia

I - ink pads, insects/bugs (any kind)

J - jigsaw puzzles, journaling, Jupiter

K - kelp forests, keroppi (sanrio), keychains, traditional kimono patterns

L - landscapes, letters, lifetime movies, liminal spaces, loons, lotus flowers, lucid dreams/lucid dreaming

M - mail art, maneki-neko (lucky cats), meditation, mixed media, moths, mountains, Mt. Fuji, mushrooms, mythology

N - nature, Nazca Lines, near death experiences (NDEs), new age topics, notecards, numbers (4, 7 or any combination of those)

O - occult/esoteric topics, origami paper, ourosboros

P - the paranormal, Philip K Dick - author, photographs/polaroids, playing cards (with interesting backs), Pluto, poems/poetry, postcards, praying mantis', psychedelic themes, psyduck (pokemon)

Q - quotes (prefer not overly positive unless swap calls for it)

R - rabbits, radios/old radio shows, reading, reality TV, reptiles (any kind), Robert Monroe - author, rubber stamps

S - samurais, science fiction, scorpio (astrology), scorpions, sea mammals (any), sleep paralysis, space/galaxy themes, stamps (unused/used/vintage/foreign), Star Trek: TNG and DS9 - show, stationery, stickers (sheets/flakes/cut-outs/large), (small) stuffed animals, Stonehenge, the sun/sunsets

T - tarot & tarot cards, tea, thrift stores & thrifted items, trees, tropical fish, The Twilight Zone - show

U - UFOs, Ukiyo-e (woodblock print) Japanese art, Unsolved Mysteries - show, used books/bookstores

V - venus flytraps & other carnivorous plants, video games

W - washi tape, weather related phenomena (lightning, tornadoes etc), weird & otherwise strange things (however you interpret that!)

X - the X-files - show

Y - Yōkai (Japanese folklore)

Z - zentangle, zines, zodiac

- Books - My favorite author is Philip K Dick. I enjoy sci-fi, occult/new age/metaphysical topics, non-fiction, & occasionally regular fiction as well.

Feel free to add me as a friend on goodreads if you're interested in what I'm reading or like similar subjects & books!

- Music - I mostly listen to ambient music and am open to most styles in that genre. I like Boards of Canada, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, and space ambient in particular! Some non-ambient favorites would be Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters, Modest Mouse, José González, Iron & Wine, Emma Ruth Rundle, Queen Adreena/Ruby Throat/Katie Jane Garside, & Have A Nice Life. I love to make youtube playlists!

- TV Shows - The X-Files, Star Trek: TNG and DS9, The Twilight Zone, Serial Experiments Lain, Dream Corp LLC, Twin Peaks, King of the Hill, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Unsolved Mysteries, ER, Frasier. Too many reality shows to list LOL... I also enjoy documentaries on most any topics!

- Movies - I'm into horror movies: Alien, The Ring, Signs, May, Silence of the Lambs, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm St, The Blair Witch Project, Silent Hill, Stigmata, Ginger Snaps, 28 Days Later, Children of Men, American Mary, Saw series, Chucky, CHUD. I also really like Moon, all the Cube movies, any X- Files or Star Trek TNG movies, and the so bad they're actually good type made by lifetime!

- Video Games - Animal Crossing - played WW, NL, & NH! My favorite villager is Curt, but I also love Bones, Marcel, Benjamin, Lucky, Scoot, Pietro, Grizzly... this list could go on for a while so I'll stop haha! (I would LOVE any art, doodles, anything Curt the bear!)

Also into Fallout, Skyrim, The Sims 3, SimCity, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, Terraria, Wobbledogs & Slime Rancher. Trying to get into Stardew Valley too.

I do like and have played Pokemon, but I only played the original games on gameboy (red/blue) so am mainly interested in first gen characters. My favorite is psyduck, but I like psychic (or ghost) types in general

I play games on switch/3DS and PC. I'm on Steam so if you'd like a new steam friend let me know! I don't currently have nintendo online, but if you'd like to add me as a friend maybe we can play ACNH when I get one again!


- Dislikes -

  • Religious items or messages unless it somehow aligns with my interests or the swap calls for it (in which case it's expected!)
  • Any holiday themes (even if it's in season)
  • America/patriotic themes or anything political
  • Glitter (I enjoy glitter on things if it won't come off, but no loose or excessive glitter please!)
  • Disney, pixar, marvel, star wars, harry potter etc
  • Kiddie items/stickers (like Frozen, Toy Story etc)
  • Celebrities
  • Food items (however sealed tea or coffee are great!)

Swaps I'd Like to Do

If you have any USPS stamps from total solar eclipse, views of our planets, sun science, hubble telescope sets, or any other space related stamps - I would love if you used them on swap envelopes for me! Or if you want to trade some used space stamps please send a message!

I am interested in both electronic & physical mail swaps! I love private swapping and also am willing to swap with newbies to help with getting ratings - feel free to send me a message if any of this sounds fun to you :)

For physical mail I love to send/receive swaps in any kind of decorated envelope (and always appreciate & save any fun/unique postage used), profile based happy mail (flat & small packages), art or drawing swaps, mail art, zines, & handmade items like postcards, ATCs/APCs, bookmarks etc. I would also be interested in swapping or trading for postage stamps and blank postcards related to my likes.

I'd also enjoy one off notecard/postcard/letter swaps where we can write about anything (even just stream of consciousness type writing) or have a writing or drawing prompt we both do would be great! I'd especially be interested in international postcard and letter/flat mail (under 1oz) swaps.

For electronic swaps some ideas I have are making youtube playlists (I mainly do ambient music, interesting documentaries, lectures/talks, & audiobooks) if that interests you I would love to do something like a playlist exchange. Tarot readings by email (including a picture of the cards/spread) or other divination such as bibliomancy would be welcome too!

Some topics I'd enjoy writing or emailing about include:

If I'm your partner in a postcard, note card, or letter swap feel free to use any topics I've mentioned as something to write to me about if you need ideas. I'm always interested in this stuff and it makes it really fun for me!

  • Tarot readings or share birth charts and interpretations (to be honest I am not particularly experienced at either, but would enjoy the chance to practice & discuss!)
  • Share paranormal stories or experiences (famous cases you're interested in or especially your own personal experiences.)
  • Discuss conspiracy theories, cryptids, unsolved mysteries - basically anything along these lines.
  • Share and discuss dreams/ lucid dreaming experiences we've had, or even astral projection & sleep paralysis experiences.
  • Share recommendations for anything media-wise if we have similar interests.
  • Tell me about your day/week/month, anything you're looking forward to or excited about or anything notable you'd like to share.
  • Tell me any fun or interesting facts you know about absolutely anything!
  • Tell me about a cool or interesting place where you live - describe all the details and what you like about it! I am not able to travel out of state much (& definitely not out of the country) so this will allow me to live vicariously through you :)


Comment: LOL, when I got the gorgeous Japanese art pc, I was so happy to always see one in my box. Then I read your message and I was even more surprised and a big smile broke out!! YES, keep sending them to me, I will never tire of receiving them!! xx MuggleMom
Response: Glad to hear it! I hope I'll keep getting you as my partner for swaps so I can share more of these lovely cards! Thanks so much for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the whale PC. I look forward to seeing it glow when the lights go out later! You're the first to mention that particular tim curry role! You get an award! 🏅
Response: I don't know why that's the first one that came to my mind as I'm sure he more iconic roles, but it's fun to be the first haha! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Yes. I survived the 1991 playlist ! Thanks
Response: Lol glad you made it through! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: A very belated thanks, Jess! This swap was really cute and thoughtful and I never expected to need this much time to come back and properly acknowledge it. I hope that life is treating you well!
Ellmaris rated for Easy PC Swap #3 on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and lovely decorations :D We have a full blown autumn too x
Response: You're welcome!! I'm glad you liked it - thank you for the heart :) Autumn is such a lovely time of year! Take care~
Fabriqueen rated for TELL ME #8 on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC and your favorite TV show! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're very welcome, so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart Diane :)
squince rated for TELL ME #8 on Nov 9, 2022
Comment: Cute kitty card!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
lostinavalon rated for TELL ME #8 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
denisedecker58 rated for TELL ME #8 on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
MuggleMom rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #143 on Oct 24, 2022
Comment: Wow, never knew there was space ambient music for sleep and my hubby is excited to give it a try tonight. I'm more flute (Asian & Native American flutes) and white noise from my bedside fan, lol!! So the Japanese postcard was a bullseye 🎯 with me!! Thanks for the recommendation -PM me with other ideas if you wish! xxMuggleMom
Response: So happy you liked the postcard! I was glad to get you as a partner since we both enjoy the Japanese art and imagery. Hope your husband enjoyed the space ambient as well! I like Eastern influenced ambient and flutes too - there's just so much great stuff out there to fall asleep too, huh? Thanks for rating & the heart! :)
HausOfImps rated for MM&L: Yokai ATC #1 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: I'm so excited that I was your partner for this one! I love the Yokai, it reminds me of hypnotoad. I really liked the stickers as well! Ty!
Response: Thank you for the heart ❤ I'm happy you liked my scary rainbow breathing toad! Also glad you were my partner in my last swap for a little while too!
Duamutef rated for Zazzle/Store Printed Postcard (USA) on Sep 14, 2022
Response: Thank you for rating!
Comment: Thank you for suffering through Henry and reporting back! I felt gross reading about the dull, grimy 80s filming that isn't intentional lol. The scariest part. I liked reading about these creative murder, but I kinda suspected the movie was like this and I wonder if it started popping up on lists because streaming services were pushing it. There's so many cookie cutter movies like this ugh. I wish you could've found Audition! Def checking out Day of the Beast tho. Thanks for the attention to detail and inclusion of pictures, and ty for swapping!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the email and I don't blame you for not wanting to watch the movie lol. I read that it was rather controversial when it came out and that's probably why it made the list, but having easy access to it on Shudder helps too I'm sure. I was far more disturbed by Human Centipede to be quite honest lmao. If the movie had at least looked good that might've redeemed it, but alas. Day of the Beast is leagues better and I'm quite certain you'll enjoy it - also on Shudder! I'm sad I couldn't watch Audition as well, but someday... Thanks for the heart & fun swap!
Comment: Thank you for the really cool PC. You created such a great collage. Aloha
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked my Ancient Egypt collage ~ always fun to work with that theme. Thanks for rating & the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the crop circle, you actually did a good job! It almost makes up for the fact that you burdened us with this challenge. Also, ty for the stamps! I was so delighted to see volcanoes! Let's never agree to draw circles again (though tbh yours was way more clever than mine in allowing the circles to flow more)
Response: Thank you for the kind rating & heart! ~ glad you liked the card despite the struggles of this swap. That was seriously such a challenge and I deserve to suffer for creating it....rest assured I am suffering as we speak! I am 100% on board with never drawing circles ever again lol. SIGH
Comment: Thank you SO much for this reading. I am job hunting right now and I’ve been starting to despair, but this reading gave me a much needed reassurance! And I super love the space card!
Response: I'm really glad to hear it was helpful for you! :) And that you liked the purple space card, I really love those space PCs too! Thanks for the nice rating and heart :) Hope we can swap again, take care!
tatntole rated for MM&L: Quick Bibliomancy PC #2 on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: I love it, thank you. I try to always have a positive attitude so this fits well.
Response: Thank you for rating & heart! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the PC and the reading. Hope to swap again ~ take care!
Onyx rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Wonderful cards! I love all of them. I have been to 2 of the 3 places but I still liked the cards. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked the cards. How funny I happened to choose some from places you have been! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
PrairieKittin rated for MM&L: $10 Wishlist Surprise! on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the wax seal. Thank you so very much!!!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it! I'm so curious about using them myself now, the design on that one was so pretty!! Hope you will enjoy part 2 as well when it arrives - thanks for the kind rating and for joining my swap! :)
nicolebrooke23 rated for WIYM: Dream Postcard ~ INTL on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for organizing a fun and creative swap! Loved my post card :) stay well!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and heart :) So happy you enjoyed the postcard and my swap ~ thank you for joining!!

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Byn0604 on Nov 24, 2022:


simcoe54 on Nov 12, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

colleenbUSA on Aug 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK of the sheet of unused 5c stamps! I already used a bunch of them!

manders2280 on Aug 7, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely crescent moon 🌙
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Byn0604 on Jul 18, 2022:

Thank you so much for all the awesomeness you sent me lately!

HausOfImps on Jul 16, 2022:

Hmmm... just thinking about how happy I am that we share this hobby! Ty for being a pal!!!

theshyone on Jun 26, 2022:

Thank you for June RAK #1 - 4 random PCs, unused + used stamps! As usual, you shared so many lovely goodies and I loved them all ♡♡♡ thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness ♡

simcoe54 on Jun 22, 2022:

CPG: June RAK - Variety of used postage stamps - Thanks for the wonderful package of postage stamps. Can't wait to add them to my collection!

AZmom875 on Jun 20, 2022:

AZmom875 on Jun 20, 2022:

Thanks for the June Wish Rak of address labels and the brush bunny postage.

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