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ihni
Date Joined: April 19, 2016
Last Online: April 24, 2018
Birthday: February 1
Country: Sweden
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About Me

Hi, I'm Moa and I'm from Sweden.

I work in a paint store (the BORING kind of paint; the one you put on your walls, not the FUN kind that you make paintings with), and live in an apartment that somehow is only devoid of Stuff On Every Possible Surface for about an hour after I've cleaned it. Then, I start filling every surface with Projects again ... I wouldn't have it any other way, though.

As of March 2017, I'm taking it easy with the swaps. Not quitting, just not entering as many as before as I have some other things I need to catch up on.

Favorite Books

I love a lot of books. I am a huge fan of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, and also enjoyed the Temeraire series - at least to where I currently am (book 6, and that was a pretty good place to end it in my opinion, so I'm kinda considering not reading further .. oh but who am I kidding, of course I will! Eventually). I've read Jean M Auel's books more times than I can count (NOT the last one though ... I don't know why, haven't felt like it I guess) - although I tend to just re-read my favourite parts these days.

My favourite book of all time is "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (if you haven't read it; read it, it's awesome), because it is undescribably good.

In Swedish, I re-read Niklas Krog's triology about once a year, and I tend to fall back on my childhood favourite, Kulla-Gulla (which no one outside of Sweden has probably heard of) from time to time.

I also have a growing shelf full of obscure fact books, like How to survive a zombie apocalypse, The Gentleman's fashion through the ages, as well as numerous books about signs and symbols and myths ... I like facts, and if the fact book happen to have a lot of pictures, that's a plus. :p

Poetry-wise, I love rhymes and beat; Edgar Allan Poe when I'm feeling dramatic (I can only understand about half of his poems though), and Dorothy Parker (any time, anywhere, in any situation). A smart nursery rhyme is never wrong, either.

Also, I read comics. Lots of them. Only well-drawn ones though, or REALLY well-written ones. I'm there for the Art or the Story, basically.

And I read a lot of fanfics. A LOT of fanfics. I mean, like, INSANE amounts, from a lot of different fandoms, because fanfics? Can give me an instant fix. I want to read comedy? I read a funny fanfic. I want to read something sad? I read an angsty one. It's just so easy. Any fanfic with well-written characters is a good fanfic. I love you all, fanfic writers of the world!

The only thing I'm not that into is romance. As an aromantic person, it just doesn't interest me that much.

Favorite Movies

This is gonna be a long list. rubs hands together ... where to begin? Okay, in NO order at all ... clears throat:

  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Spiderman: Homecoming"
  • "Fantastic beasts and where to find them"
  • "Now you see me 2"
  • "Toy Soldiers" (from 1991)
  • "Hot Fuzz"
  • "Despicable me"
  • "Megamind"
  • "Pacific Rim"
  • "Mean girls"
  • "Armageddon" (at least the scene when they're interviewed before the training)
  • "The man from U.N.C.L.E."
  • "Transformers" (1&2)
  • "Con Air" (because you can ALWAYS watch Con Air!)
  • "Zombieland"
  • "Disturbia"
  • "Yrrol"
  • "The Princess Bride"
  • "Losers"
  • "Tangled"
  • "Shakespeare in love"
  • "Return to OZ"
  • "Sky high" (it's a guilty pleasure, ok??)
  • "Cry-Baby"
  • "Donnie Darko"
  • "The 51st state"
  • "The Mask"
  • "Tropic Thunder"
  • "Addams family values"
  • "Kung fu hustle"
  • "Scent of a woman" (at least the scene where he makes his speech in the end)
  • "Rock of ages"
  • "Airheads"
  • "Cool Runnings" ("Ya man")
  • "Hocus pocus"
  • "Die Hard 4"
  • "Flight of the navigator" (a classic from when I was a kid, probably not as good today ...)
  • "Honey I shrunk the kids" (also a classic from when I was a kid - and DEFINITELY as good today!)
  • "Outlander" (I don't WANT to like it, but I do!)
  • "The breakfast club"
  • "Hero" (so beautiful!)
  • "Titan AE"
  • "Hot shots 2"
  • "Some like it hot" (a REALLY old movie, but oh so good!)
  • "Prince of Persia"
  • "Star Trek"
  • "Dogma"
  • "Inception"
  • "Terminator" (2&3)
  • "Waterworld"
  • "Paranorman"
  • "The Lion King"
  • "Nightmare Before Christmas"
  • "Deadpool"
  • "Mulan"
  • "Rise of the Guardians"
  • "Fright Night"
  • "Tootsie"
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy" (1 and 2)

... just to name a few.

Honestly, most superhero movies. And funny movies, and action movies, and movies with really nice special effects or really well-written movies. I like to be ENTERTAINED (so no miserable dramas based on real events, please).

I just like a lot of movies, okay

Favorite Television

One of the latest things I watched was "The Night Manager", which I enjoyed for several reasons - the frequent close-ups of Tom Hiddleston's pretty face being one of those reasons ...

I usually enjoy shows where I get to watch people create things, like - for example - cooking or baking shows. (I can watch youtube videos of things being made for HOURS)

When it comes to scripted shows, I like a lot of them, but to be honest - mostly because the fanfic potential. I fall in love with a show or characters in a show, and then I go looking for fanfics for that show. I tend to like the fandoms more than the shows ... but! That being said, I like (in no particular order, again):

  • "Pushing Daisies"
  • "Seaquest"
  • "Brooklyn 99"
  • "The Musketeers"
  • "Firefly"
  • first season of "Legends of tomorrow" (because of Leonard Snart, let's be real)
  • "Stranger things"
  • the first few seasons of "Supernatural"
  • the first season of "Under the Dome"
  • ... and I was insanely into "Teen Wolf" for, like, the first three seasons (because of the awesomeness that is Stiles, let's be honest). Come to think of it, I like the FIRST FEW SEASONS of a lot of shows ... but the general rule is that my interest will wane after a few seasons ...

I also have a list of about 30 shows that I WILL watch, at some point. So I have my work cut out for me. :)

Favorite Crafts

Oooh! I love everything craft-y, basically, but I can't say that I have a favourite, as I jump between everything as I feel like it.

I like drawing and writing and painting and baking and sculpting and jewelry-making and cooking and everything in between.

I've gone on courses to learn jewelry making with silver clay and chain maille, screen printing and throwing clay.

I've also been knitting, crocheting, sewing, working with leather and made costumes and masks.

Anything that concerns Making Something or learning something craft-like, and I'm sure to love it. It has to take some skill, though - it can't be too easy, or I'll be bored. (I am NOT into most paper crafts, so sending me scrapbooking stuff will just confuse me.)

I basically just want to learn everything. I love trying and learning new crafts.

Things I like

  • Billy Hargrove from Stranger Things (he's my trash son with anger issues)
  • Shower gels that smell good
  • Cereal (I prefer the kinds that aren't so sweet)
  • The character Leonard Snart
  • Sunglasses that fit round/wide faces
  • Fairytales and myths from all over the world
  • Loki
  • Tom Hiddleston (I would listen to that man read from a PHONE BOOK, honestly, have you heard his voice??)
  • Chocolate and mint and liquorice (and any combination of the three)
  • Spider-Man / Peter Parker
  • Comments (on things I've drawn, on things I've written, on swaps I've sent - did you like it? NOT like it? Let me know)
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Nice art ("And what is NICE?" you may wonder. Well ... art that ... I ... like ... :S)
  • Marvel comics & movies
  • Watching things get made
  • The smell of books
  • Going to bed in newly washed sheets
  • Birds
  • Christmas ornaments from the December Diamonds mermen & fairy lines, as well as all Christmas ornaments in the form of Superheroes and characters I love (Hallmark Keepsakes, I'm looking at you) - they're terribly difficult to get in Sweden. ..
  • Reading good fanfics
  • Duct tape (good for everything: one can never have too many rolls!)
  • Sending and receiving mail
  • Popcorn
  • Going to the movies (and I have nothing against going to the movies by myself)
  • Movies in general
  • Deadpool
  • Fashion from the 50s (I have wide hips so that fashion fits me ... too bad I rarely wear dresses)
  • Baking sweet things
  • Well-drawn or well-written comics
  • Whump (a guilty pleasure)
  • Photos (real ones, not digital ones - both old and new ones)
  • The Internet
  • Awesome ladies
  • Rhymes
  • Dragons
  • Smart ways to store stuff
  • Sleeping in
  • Fika (=meeting a friend for like a hot chocolate and a cinnamon roll or a piece of pie or something at a café)
  • Eating in general (it's one of the best things one can do, in my opinion). :)

Things I dislike

  • Ignorant and non-accepting people and their comments
  • Decorative things that have no use or purpose, that I haven't chosen for myself (or are related to my fandoms)
  • Coffee
  • Way too tourist-y things
  • Dried meat
  • Over-the-top romance
  • Being late
  • Certain social situations (I am a well-functioning introvert who prefers to spend my free time at home or with close friends, rather than out and about)
  • Facebook
  • Bad spelling and use of grammar by myself (so please tell me if you find any errors)
  • Most sports (surprisingly, not rugby, which is for some reason an okay sport to watch)
  • Bugs (spiders in particular)
  • Donald Trump and everything to do with him
  • Raisins in cookies/food
  • Smoking and alcohol
  • Customers who just want discounts for everything without having done anything to earn them. Grrr.

I am not overly fond of stuff that has no purpose and that I cannot use (random stickers or pieces of paper etc - unless it somehow relates to stuff I like - like movies or comics or superheroes).

Wish list

Okay, so something that I am looking for but haven't been able to get in my own country ( ie, reasons to move abroad ...):

  • Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream - I love it, but they don't sell it here in Sweden ... I've gotten it in a swap a few times, and it never fails to make me happy!

  • Terry's Chocolate Orange. I mean, it's chocolate shaped as a fruit - what's not to love??

  • The aforementioned Christmas ornaments from my "like"-list. (ie December Diamonds mermen/fairies - especially Puck/Kalan/Pan and Dr. Pet-A-Vet/Tattoo/Camo/Home Grown/Jagger - and Hallmark Keepsakes - curently lusting after Deadpool, Jack Frost, Wonder Woman 2016, Lock Shock & Barrel, Wall-E, Spiderman A new kind of hero 2017, Thor from Ragnarok, Mowgli & Baloo, and Toothless & Hickup. And hey, other geeky ones, from other brands, if they're good quality.)

If, by any divine intervention I'd get any of that in the mail, it would make my MONTH. For things like these, I'm also open to private swaps. Very, very open to private swaps.

Ratings

Tatsu rated for A-Z Scavenger Hunt. on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: I wish there were more stars to give you. I absolutely love the sour gummies and the Kryptoniter candy. I can't wait to try the rest. Those mints are fab too! Thank you so much for the extra work for the swap. <3
Response: It was such a fun swap! I hope you'll find more things in there that you like :p
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Comment: Thank you SO much! I love the gift and I love, love, the William Morris wallpaper you wrapped it in! I may have to do a little stalking to see the rest of your wallpaper. xoxo
Response: Haha, I was hoping you'd like that! Yeah, they have a lot of nice wallpapers tbh.
TeaP rated for Sweet March! on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection. I love it.
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you so much for that beautiful ATCs! The peony is wonderful, the flamingo is fun (I am just starting to try out watercolor pencils, and the cat is fantastic! I have a black cat that looks almost identical to the one you drew. I wish I could give more hearts! Oh, and the envelope is so fun, too!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked them! My favourite of the three was the cat, the others were made using techniques I'm not as comfortable with (yet). Thank you for the lovely comment :)
Fever rated for IPS - Shop Local Goodies #3 on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much - you do send the best swaps! And yay, I get a chance to send to you for once in the A-Z Scavenger Hunt. I loved this parcel, the honey is my favourite - I not only do eat honey, I LOVE it! Everything is absolutely wonderful, and I do love the handmade acorn you made. I will find a pretty necklace for it, it's totally my style. Thank you ever so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! The honey is my second favourite sort ... My favourite is only sold in buckets of 2 kg, and only during the summer, so unfortunately that wasn't possible. But this is the kind I buy in the winter!
Ellivlove rated for Art Journal Challenge on Mar 7, 2018
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Comment: Your art is amazing! I love everything you drew. The Nicholas Cage drawing with the quote from Con Air made me laugh but it was so good. Ill be keeping the book in my library.
Response: I'm honoured if you want to keep it in your library, and I'm very happy that you liked it. Thank you!
brumby3 rated for a month of poems on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: Hi Moa, thank you very much for your book of poems! I really enjoyed reading your selection – you are certainly very talented at writing rhyming poetry! And I enjoyed the poems that you selected that are written by other poets. I am also glad you clarified that you started your journal way before partners were assigned – I was wondering why your package arrived so early! Thanks for the postcards too! Take care, Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: Thank you! :) Yeah, I really liked this swap and had this notebook lying around so I started right away when I saw the swap, basically. And I'm actually amazed that it got to you that fast, anyway, it usually takes longer to Australia! Have a good day!
Fever rated for A cozy winter night in - Europe on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much, dear Moa, for a gorgeous parcel. Everything is great - the movie looks fantastic and I haven't seen it before, and the comic books look A LOT (like, almost in a creepy way!) like something I would buy in a heartbeat. Thank you ever so much, you really do know my taste - always a pleasure to swap with you!
Response: I'm so glad that you like it - hopefully you'll like it after you've read them too, and maybe after you've watched the movie. This was such a fun swap, and I always enjoy putting together stuff for you. :)
Sammoning rated for Doodle me a face! PC INT #2 on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: Wow, that's not a doodle that's an awesome drawing! I enjoyed it alot , thanks! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thanks!
Natasa rated for FUNNY UNDIES on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: thanks for everything
Response: You're welcome.:)
ThinkingofBlue rated for Ornament and Goodies Swap on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I wish I could give you more than one heart. Everything you sent was wonderful! The ornaments look beautiful on our tree and we were so excited to put together the angel chimes! It's lovely! Thank you so much for doing this swap with me! I really enjoyed it!!
Response: Oh, it got there fast! I'm so happy you liked it, and that it didn't break! I was kinda fearing that it would, but I'm glad it got there all right! The angel chimes, fun fact: I'm actually listening to mine as I write this. :) Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Hi Moa I received my parcel and I just loved the shipping paper you used. I will write again when I open at Christmas. Thanks for swapping and I hope we swap again soon. Pat
Response: I'm glad it got there okay, and I hope you will like what is inside the parcel as well. Have a lovely Christmas!
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Comment: I'm so happy and thankful for this wonderful package! Honestly you made me laugh and smile sooo much! These are super thoughtful and fun gifts! And the book ring is just genius! I'd give you ten hearts if I could! Thank You 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Response: I'm glad it got there in time, and I hope you'll like what I sent you. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Oh wow, I'm speechless! What a wonderful and thoughtful package you sent to me! All the wonderful Christmas goodies you sent me! I have to say you already had me with the Marabou chocolate but my absolute favourite thing is the blue cheese in a tube! <3 I love blue cheese but I never came across it in this shape so far. Putting it on gingerbread sounds like a wild ride! I can't wait to try that!!! Also thank you so much for your wonderful letter explaining everything and giving advice how to eat these goodies best! Thanks a million! <3 <3 <3
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it all! And you'll have to let me know when you've tried blue cheese in a tube on gingercookies, later ... :p
Slippy8 rated for Christmas gift on Nov 23, 2017
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Comment: I can't wait to share these beautifully wrapped gifts with my friend. Thanks!
Response: I do hope that he'll like what's inside them, too!
livvy rated for Merry Christmas on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Totally speechless at your kindness and generosity! I'm so sorry I couldn't resist looking in the parcel (haha), but you have made me so happy that I hope you can forgive me! Thank you SO so much for my wonderful gifts....one heart simply isn't enough. Wishing you a wonderful and magical festive season. Livvy xx
Response: I wish you the same, and I am beyond pleased that what I sent went over so well! It made my day!
PoetaMisteriosa rated for Christmas candy & A ornament on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: I really loved his swap. I hope we can change more often!
Response: I agree, it was such a fun swap.:)
monichan rated for Chocolate November! on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Love love love all the chocolates, sooo good! I was pretty bummed though because I was saving the Plopp bar for last but my dog got to it before I could. Bad dog! Thanks again!
Response: Oh nooo, bad dog! (Kidding; ALL dogs are good dogs!) But I'm glad you loved what you DID eat, though! :D
Moosecastle rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #173 - ATC on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the Robert Pattinson surprise! And I get to read Swedish - kul :D (Sorry for the late rating)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I thought that if you didn't understand the Swedish, at least it had Pictures! :D
Cha13 rated for Pamper or Relax on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Your amazing parcel brightened my day SO much!!!😀😀😀What a fantastic surprise, I haven't yet started baking but I will! I have however started on the delicious chocolates ( love the mix!!!) and the book ! What a beautiful and thoughtful package! Thank you so much for reading my profile and getting it so perfectly right!! You are an angel, I wish I could give you more stars xxxxxx
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was such a fun swap to put together. Also I hope you like the book when you've read it!

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Comments

debbiespoms on Nov 9, 2017:

Hi there Moa ! I just wanted to thank you, for joining the swap in Sweet tooth Christmas candy and A ornament. I really appreciate it so much ! Debbie T.

libertylithium on Sep 26, 2017:

Stumbled upon your profile! Very nice to meet you! :)

KateKintail on May 1, 2017:

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy in a Mini Bag profile check. I am Groot!

KateKintail on Mar 5, 2017:

Pushing Daisies

The facts were these... Pushing Daisies in a Mini Bag profile check!

Elysandrra on Jan 19, 2017:

Hehe, thanks for the encouragment!

Elysandrra on Jan 13, 2017:

Well, looks like I might need to finish up a little something to send your way since you LOVE fanfiction so much!!! <<<That makes me happy to find someone who enjoys it as much as I do writing it and reading other people's works!

Have a good day!

KateKintail on Dec 2, 2016:

Fandoms

Favorite fandoms in a bag profile check. Happy holidays & happy swapping!

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,..
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

Fever on Nov 3, 2016:

I'm so glad you like the gift I got you! It actually is one of my favourite comic book series of all times, so I really really hope you'll love it as much as I do. I got the feeling we have the same taste in comic books, so I went for it. Also, if you look closely you'll see that the author (Warren Ellis) is the same as "crooked little vein", the book I sent you in an earlier swap. Have you had the chance to read it yet? In my eyes he's an utter genius. And I'd love to hear if you agree once you've had a look into his world. :-)

KateKintail on Nov 2, 2016:

Disney

Disney in a bag swap profile check! Happy swapping!

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