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neea1989

neea1989
Date Joined: September 5, 2018
Last Online: February 19, 2019
Birthday: December 2, 1989
Country: Finland
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About Me

Hiya. I'm Neea, I'm 29 years old and I'm from Finland. I currently work part time as an after school club leader for 7-8 year olds, and I live in a small town near Helsinki with my 8-year-old Shetland Sheepdog. His name is Waldo and he's the cutest and floofiest in all the land and I love him lots. ♡♡♡

My hobbies are drawing and painting, all kinds of crafts (from cardmaking and snail mail letters and postcards to woodworking and pottery), reading, writing, enjoying nature, traveling abroad and learning about different cultures and learning languages. I'm currently learning Latvian, Estonian and Korean, and I speak a handful of other languages (some more, some less). I'm also a long time kpop fan (one of the sensible ones, because I don't have the time nor the energy to be insanely obsessed lol).

I'm currently in the process of writing a prehistoric lesbian fantasy novel, and at this rate it will be approximately five hundred years before it's finished, because I tend to procrastinate by drawing maps and people and landscapes from the story... :D

Favourite books

I'm an information sponge so I read mostly non-fiction. I like to read about various topics, and lately I've read biographies of contemporary and historical women and female viewpoints of historical events. I also read a lot of DIY books, even if I'm not particularly interested in making the thing myself. I just like to know how things work. (Which is also why I watch youtube tutorials about the strangest of things, just to know how things are made.)

My favourite novels... I never know how to answer this question. I must say I do love Jane Austen a lot. There's just something about Pride And Prejudice that makes me want to read it over and over and over again. (The Keira Knightley movie and the 1995 mini series are also fab.)

The last book I read was Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and it was so cute that I wanted to cry, omg.

Maurice by E. M. Forster is also great. Basically any gay romance with a happy ending will do. Feel free to recommend me some. :P

Favourite Crafts

I like making things that I can use. I made a ton of wooden spoons and other kitchen tools in a women's woodworking class, and all kinds of jars and things in a pottery class a few years ago. I always like to try new things, even if I don't end up loving it. Lately I've been thinking about trying paper making and then using that home made paper in various crafts.

I always make birthday and holiday cards myself, and often my gifts to others are also something I've made myself. Sometimes it's something I made in woodworking class, sometimes it's paintings or fan art of their favourite characters.

Recently I've started practicing digital art on a drawing tablet, and I'm slowly getting used to it. It definitely has its advantages compared to traditional art!

I'm interested in learning embroidery and other needle-and-thread things (so far I only know how to fix minor things, like replacing missing buttons, sewing patches on clothes and the like). Maybe I'll finally learn how to knit one day.

Things I like

Just like in my "Favourite crafts" above, I like things that I can use. Craft supplies are always welcome, as are bags of tea and candy and anything that has a purpose other than being a decorative item that collects dust while sitting in a shelf.

I love pastel colours (especially violet, pink, mint and blue), glitter and anything holo. :D

I would like to receive things related to the following:

SNAIL MAIL AND ART STUFF

  • snail mail!! 💌💌💌
  • snail mail supplies: letter sets, letter paper, postcards, address labels, envelope seal stickers…
  • gel pens in fun colours!
  • roses, floral print stuff, pressed flowers (harebells are my favourite!)
  • glitter, sequins, sparkly things, holo everything
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • Glanzbilder or kiiltokuvat or whatever those are in English
  • rubber stamps & clear stamps
  • surrealism
  • impressionism
  • the art of Tove Jansson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Yayoi Kusama, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Claude Monet, Hugo Simberg, Rudolf Koivu, Akseli Gallen-Kallela...
  • feminist art, zines and literature (Andrea Dworkin is my feminist fairy godmother)
  • zines in general! tiny ones, big ones, black and white, full colour, photocopied, fancy printed ones...

POSTCARDS ETC

  • I would like to receive postcards related to anything and everything I've listed on my "Things I like" section. You can't really go wrong with that.
  • I collect vintage postcards (the older the better, and I prefer pre-1970s), so if you have some to spare I would gladly add them to my collection. :)
  • I also collect postal stamps, my favourite themes being animals, flowers and plants, landscapes (aurora borealis, mountains, national parks...), food, fine art, notable women from history, literature and pretty much anything else I've mentioned in my "Things I like" section.

~AESTHETIC~ JUNK (lmao idk)

  • Regency, Victorian & Edwardian fashion and aesthetic
  • folklore and mythology
  • angel and goddess imagery
  • rainbows
  • lesbian stuff
  • Sappho the OG lesbian
  • constellations, aurora borealis, planets and other space stuff
  • witchcraft and magical things
  • actresses Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly...
  • vintage pin up portraits (Gil Elvgren etc)

RANDOM CUTE STUFF

  • 80s and 90s aesthetic and fashion
  • Barbie, especially vintage (early 90s and older)
  • Jem and other 80s and 90s "girly" cartoons
  • cute hair accessories like hair clips, pompoms and scrunchies (H&M kids' section has the best stuff, I swear)
  • Ghibli movies, Fullmetal Alchemist, NGE, Otoyomegatari, Emma, Rose of Versailles, Sailor Moon, Utena, Akatsuki no Yona, Yotsuba&!, Doraemon, 80s & 90s shoujo...
  • Doraemon, Rilakkuma, Miffy/Nijntje, Maisy Mouse, Kumamon, Barbapapa, Cheburashka, Krtek, Moomins, Babar, Alfred J. Kwak, Peter Rabbit and other cute characters and children's book illustrations ♡

ANIMALS

  • Foxes, raccoons, bunnies, cats, dog breeds that have the kind of face that wolves or foxes do (so yes to shelties and huskies, no to pugs and frenchies), wolves and the rest of the Canidae family, bears, elephants, mice, sugar gliders, stoats, badgers, weasels, martens, otters, minks, wolverines, hedgehogs, squirrels, seals, pangolins, penguins, crows, ravens, kestrels, sheep, goats… all kinds of cute and furry things! :D I prefer animals of the Northern Hemisphere. Think Nordic, Canadian or Arctic wildlife.

DISNEY

  • Ducktales, Brother Bear, The Fox and the Hound, Zootropolis, Robin Hood, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, Bambi, Oliver & Company, The Rescuers, Lady and the Tramp, Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, Brave, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Princess and the Frog... I'm not a huge fan of any of the human male characters in these movies but most others (as in, human female characters and animals of either sex) are A+.
  • I also like folk tales and fairytales that aren't Disney. I'd love to receive postcards and other things about Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and other Disney fairytale stories in their not-yet-Disneyfied forms. ♡

KPOP

  • BTS (Yoongi ♡♡♡), Hyuna (dream gf), Monsta X, Blackpink, B.A.P., EXO, Shinee, 4Minute, Wonder Girls, Red Velvet, SNSD, Shinhwa, 1TYM, H.O.T. and maaany others, although I mostly follow BTS and Hyuna and I never know what anyone else is doing (ask me how many members EXO has left and I will have to google it).

TEA, CANDY ETC

  • I'm not allergic to anything, but I don't eat dairy so if you want to send me chocolate, I'd love to receive some delicious vegan chocolate. :P
  • chocolate of all sorts (I love chocolate with nuts, coconut or dried fruit in it!)
  • vegan snacks in general
  • liquorice and salmiakki and pretty much any kind of candy (but not sour candies!!)
  • tea! I like sweet teas, like ones that smell and taste like apple pie, cinnamon apple, peppermint, honey, caramel, vanilla, orange, mango, blueberry muffin… but you can send me any kind of teas, someone will drink it eventually :)
  • coffee flavoured and scented things
  • scented things in general, such as candles (cinnamon, apple pie, candy, chocolate, coffee, floral scents, scents from nature...)

Things I dislike

People who don't spell check their shit, especially when they're writing and/or typing names and addresses on international mail. ಠ_ಠ

I have no allergies, but I don't eat dairy and I really dislike passion fruit flavored things and sour candies.

I don't dig handmade things that look like they came straight out of a "all in one" craft kit.

Bullet journal stuff. For something that's supposed to be ~creative~ and ~unique~ and ~inspiring~ or whatever it's really just mind numbingly repetitive, formulaic and boring. It's like everyone watched the same five bullet journal spread tutorials on youtube and then repeated them ad nauseam. You can send me weekday/month/calendar stickers and other bullet journal-y things, but I will most likely regift them.

Yellow, orange and green unless they're pastel.

Halloween. Pumpkins. Horror.

Those mustache graphics that were everywhere a couple of years ago. Same with mason jars, pineapples, cupcakes, flamingoes, unicorns, mermaids, sloths, llamas, alpacas and owls these days to be honest. They're everywhere and I'm so tired of seeing them, my eyes are exhausted.

That one god damn squiggly lettering thing that everyone and their mum uses in their bullet journals and inspirational quote posters.

Anything that has some dumb English or French text all over it for no reason. "Inspiring" or "quirky" quotes, random words, even just a bunch of city names or whatever (you know the shirts that just say PARIS LONDON TOKYO NEW YORK on them? yep. those -_-). Not a fan. Especially if they're written in that one god damn squiggly font. Hnnnnhhhhhhhhhh.

Religious things make me uncomfortable. While I don't mind angel and goddess imagery (I like the concept of guardian angels and such), please do not say "god bless you" or "you're in my prayers" or talk about "god's will" to me or anything of the sorts.

Disney: Cars, Frozen, annoying animal sidekicks, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book, Chicken Little, The Incredibles, Lilo & Stitch, Inside Out, Finding Nemo... I can't be arsed to list every single thing so assume that if what you have in mind is not included in my "Things I like" section, it probably belongs here.

MINIONS. Get those yellow demons away from me.

Game of Thrones. Doctor Who. My Little Pony unless it's the original 80s MLP. Tolkien. Video games. Most superhero things, dystopian novels and scifi things. Transformers and other robot stuff or whatever (unless it's NGE). Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty and whatever the kids on tumblr watch these days. Nerd/geek culture in general, like jesus christ I absolutely do not give a flipping heck. Also: sports, cars and other vehicles (with the exception of badass women on motorcycles, this I very much do like). The general concept of men.

I'm a feminist but I have no use for embarrassing "Smash the patriarchy!! [picture of a fist with manicured nails]" or "Feminists are cool!" or "Blarhgf blahrgrg the radical notion that women blahblaghfhgd" stickers and such. Actual feminist art and vulva imagery is fine (as long as it's made by women). Think Guerrilla Girls and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Homophobes can also heck right off. (ง •̀_•́)ง i will fite u with my tiny lesbian fists

Please note

I've seen people complain about this "issue" to people they've rated 1 or 3 so here's my 0,02€ on it:

I always mail things on time and I click "Sent" on the day I've brought the mail to the post office and paid for it. However, where I live, anything I send won't get stamped until 1-3 days after I've paid for the postage, depending on the day I've mailed it. Mail is delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and not much happens outside those days. All outgoing mail is sent to a mail sorting center which is where they will get stamped - when, I have no way of knowing. Some of them don't even get stamped at all (for example, Christmas mail rush doesn't leave much time to stamp every single little thing that goes through their conveyor belt).

Also, timezones. Those are a thing.

So if you're going to be petty about stamp dates and sent dates not matching... hmm, maybe reconsider.

HALL OF SHAME 💀

My name is Neea. As you can see, it is only four letters long. N, E, E and A. One would think that'd be an easy name for any literate person to write and/or type correctly, yet somehow I have received swaps addressed to the following variations of my name:

  • Neae
  • Naea
  • Neaa
  • Nee
  • Nea
  • Neena
  • Neeaa

I am none of these things. My last name has also been... hmm... modified on more than one occasion, and the delivery of one such envelope was delayed because of this confusion.

Every time you butcher my name, [your deity of choice] kills a kitten.

Please, think of the kittens.

Ratings

PurplePlatypus rated for Moomin ATC #1 NEWBIE FRIENDLY on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: So lovely! Thank you!
wm rated for 50 used past stamp#6 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: butterfly stamps always score stars! Thanks for the great selection PLUS the amazing envelope out of dictionary paper :D
Mye rated for Quick Swap - Variety of Choices on Feb 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely mail! Love it :)
Ikran3 rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #2 ☆ on Feb 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope!! I'm drinking some tea now and I loved the chocolate too! And of course the other things ;-)
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Comment: Oh my, this is one of the best swaps I ever received on swapbot! I just love how you used your creativity, your style is amazing and so delicate. Reading your letter was such a pleasure and I truly hope you will finish writing your book, please do. Thank you so much for a beautiful and thoughtful swap.
beijltje rated for International Washi Swapping #3 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi, thank you for the (so quickly arrived!!) beautiful washi. I'll surely will use them in my bujo!
crochetjunkie rated for 9 Washi samples #2 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for some lovely washi! I’m sure the bookmark will be fine. If you are ever unsure, you can cover the item you are using to put the washi on with clear packing tape. It works really well!! Thank you!!
gardengnome rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really loved these stickers.
riftvegan rated for First & Last Lines No. 9 on Feb 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! Love the beautiful pc, and your decorations. :) Checking out the book now!
Katti rated for Poetry Zine on Feb 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Zine, your letter and the Washi!
Caithness rated for INTL - Happy Mail 5 pieces #2 on Feb 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for your delightful mail that landed through my letterbox today. Truly lovely.
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Comment: Yeay thank you!! :)
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Comment: I just love the assortment you sent. My favorite are the foxes. Thank you.
mickeykul rated for International Washi Swapping #2 on Feb 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you!!
Kuuruusu rated for QUICK 5 Postcards in an Envie #3 on Feb 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Wow, kiitos upeista korteista, extra-ylläreineen kaikkineen! Kyllä ilahduttaa. :)
Wildspoon28 rated for amaZINE #7 - pets on Feb 3, 2019
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Comment: Love your zine, thanks for the goodies!
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Comment: Thanks
dcp0112 rated for Coins + Two Items on Jan 31, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you, I loved the coins, card and adorable 2 postcards, they were supercute. Hope to swap with you again soon. Diane
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards.
TheLittleMermaid rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

khronicole on Dec 15, 2018:

I must say that I enjoyed reading your dislike section so much. I could so related to most of them lol, you phased them so precisely it made me smile. Oh and I never expected to see Utena listed on someone's Swapbot profile(you know it's not an anime site) I love that show, actually I love almost everything by Ikuhara. Ok that's enough randomness for now, have a nice day :)

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