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havaravah

havaravah
Date Joined: October 30, 2013
Last Online: January 27, 2015
Birthday: January 4
Country: United States
Moby Dick or, The Card Game
Postcrossing

About Me

Hello~! My name is Havarah and I live in a small town in New York State, about 1.5 hours north of New York City. I grew up near the ocean on Long Island, and thus love anything related to the sea, boats, fishing, or marine life. I studied Cartography (map-making) in college and hope to get a job that involves mapping at some point in the future. Right now I work at a New York State historic site (The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor) as an "interpreter" which basically means that I work with the archives and also help guests interpret the site. Before that I worked at a contemporary art museum in Beacon, NY called Dia:Beacon.

I also enjoy drawing, and just finished up drawing most of the illustrations for a card game based on the book Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, which is my favorite book. Our first crop of games was just manufactured and it's pretty awesome. If you'd like you can check out our website: www.mobydickgame.com

I am very excited about participating in some swaps. I have always loved mail and consistently keep in touch with some friends in far places via snail mail. I am very excited about corresponding and meeting new people through these means as well.

I will be happy to receive anything you may send, but have a special affinity for the unique, the bizarre, and the (perhaps) inappropriate. By that I mean something that has a certain humor, or an interesting story tied to it. I signed up for swap-bot to encounter strangers across the globe, and get to know something about them or their life/environment in a real way.

I assume it would also be helpful to mention that I love to see old images. Old vintage postcards, a scrap of something from your community, even pictures you have taken yourself.

Of course, I will truly be happy to receive anything you may send me, or read anything you may write. The real joy is in receiving mail from around the world.

Happy swapping! :^)

Favorite Books

Moby-Dick or, the Whale - Herman Melville

The Book from the Sky - Robert Kelly

Seeing if Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Thirty Years of Conversation with Robert Irwin - Lawrence Weschler

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Favorite Movies

Bagdad Café

The Life Aquatic

High Art

Favorite Crafts

Maps - hand drawn, collaged, found, made out of unexpected materials.... truly, ANY maps of ANY place or ANY thing.

Postcard Preferences

Since most of the swaps I participate in are Postcard swaps, I thought it would be helpful to mention that I prefer single view cards. I am not very fond of multi-view cards with garrish text on them. Vintage cards, pictures of boats or harbors, and other such sea related things are my favorite single view images.

I also prefer them written on, stamped, and sent 'naked' (not in an envelope).. that is, unless a swap specifies otherwise.

Feel free to check out my Postcrossing profile and Postcard Wall by using the link at the top of this page.

The above are just suggestions, of course. I will truly appreciate anything you send.

Ratings

Tiiamaria rated for ISS: Flat surprise on Mar 13, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the funny little booklet of a tourist destination in your area. It might be good to use in some craft projects :)
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cards. I think I like the aerial view the best.
Response: glad you liked the selection! yes, that aerial view is great - all those people packed in there! :0)
Milo rated for Haruki Murakami related swap! on Feb 14, 2014
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Comment: So simple, and so perfect! What a great idea!
Response: Ah! I'm glad you liked it. I doubted it's worthiness for a minute before posting it -- so happy to hear you're down with it. :D
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Comment: Thanks.
Rosei rated for Ugly /Tacky /Bizarre Postcard Swap #4 on Jan 8, 2014
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Comment: Finally found the pc in one of my many piles of... stuff!!! Hahaha, I think it's time to do some New Years cleaning... Hope 2014 is treating you well thus far <3
ButterflyQueenBee rated for Squeeze it in! (PC swap) on Jan 6, 2014
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Comment: I love New York...I'd love to go back to the city one day!
Tiiamaria rated for Squeeze it in! (PC swap) on Jan 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of N.Y. I wish we had snow! We should have ti by now so winter and holidays felt a bit weird without it...
minniepic rated for Boring Postcards - USA only on Dec 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!
Tricia22 rated for Damaged but still worthy PC Swap on Dec 22, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the xmas pc, Happy holidays & Merry New Year!!!
JanHardt rated for Free or Ad Postcard Swap (Quote) on Dec 20, 2013
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Comment: I love this card. I like the quote too. Thank you.
Response: I'm so happy that you liked it!... were you able to look at the artists web project? I laughed out loud when i saw it. heheh :D
5trawberry rated for Boring Postcards - USA only on Dec 19, 2013
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Comment: Would you believe I almost sent the same card to my partner?
Response: haha! that's awesome.
pinkqueen rated for Boring Postcards - USA only on Dec 16, 2013
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Comment: Yup that is a boring PC. Thanks.
Response: hahah, I knew you would agree. ;^) I can't believe I have about 100 of 'em!
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: you're welcome! I hope you liked the stuff.... :/
MJBCoffee rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Dec 2013 on Dec 13, 2013
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Comment: I have heard of the Ticonderoga pencil, but have actually never had one. I think I am going to have to find one now! How very interesting that you studied cartography! I absolutely love maps! We have a U.S.G.S. just a few towns away and I go once or twice a year to check out their maps. Thank you!
Response: Oh wow, i'm so jealous that USGS is so close to you! one day I will have to venture out there and visit places like that. The Public Library in NYC, near Grand Central Station has a room reserved for all things maps -- i go there sometimes and look at rare maps. You have to wear gloves! so fun. Glad you liked the card. :)
Barbara rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Dec 2013 on Dec 13, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the cleverly recycled postcard and vintage stamps.
Response: you're welcome... I'm happy that you liked the stamps!
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Comment: I got your sand today. Thank you so much for the letter and other items you included. I had family here when I opened it and it all got passed around with oohs and ahhhs! hehee! Happy swapping!
Response: so glad you all enjoyed it!
Colinde rated for Offensive/ rude postcards on Dec 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome card! I love it!! :D
Response: yes! so glad you liked it. I love how it was so mean, yet so beautiful!
KSENiA rated for Offensive/ rude postcards on Dec 3, 2013
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Comment: Love the card! So cute, so rude! :) Made me laugh! Thank you.
Response: ha! So glad you liked it... what a rude river, indeed. ;)
mycatbutters rated for Animal pc swap! USA #4 on Dec 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: :)

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Comments

BlueberryLady on Mar 2, 2014:

Hi, Havaravah, Best Wishes for Lots of Fun and Safe Swapping here on Swap-bot...! ! ! !

katzenjammy on Dec 1, 2013:

Welcome Havarah! You and I have common interests, and I'm looking forward to assembling your Chunk O' Cardboard. Watch that mailbox!

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