Some of the things I like: fantasy, books, listening to music, watching movies and tv, writing letters and short fiction stories, having a cup of tea in a cold afternoon, incense, chocolate, London, stationery, history, learning languages, pens, art, Victoria Frances, Luis Royo, Yoshitaka Amano, Kukuxumusu, Amy Brown, Emily the Strange, Harry Potter, manga, yaoi (esp. Youka Nitta, Mika Sadahiro, Kazuma Kodaka, Shimizu Yuki), cats, perfumes, travelling when I can afford it and lots more.
Favourite scents: lilacs, musk, apple, evergreen, cinnamon.
Favourite colours: dark red, purple, black.
Favourite flavours: cherry, apple, strawberry, watermelon, capuccino, tiramisu, blackberry, amaretto, marzipan.
Favourite animals: cats, bats, newts and dragons.
Favourite city: London
The Smiths, The Cure, Placebo, Depeche Mode, R.E.M., Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Editors, Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie, Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Killers, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Puressence, And Also the Trees, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, The Who, The Jam, The Clash
J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, Paul Auster, V. Nabokov, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, E. A. Poe, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle, Patricia Highsmith
Donnie Darko, Blade Runner, Memento, LA Confidential, Sommersturm, Gattaca, Hellraiser, The Lord of the Rings, Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Miller's Crossing, Sleepy Hollow, Alien, The Company of Wolves, Chinatown, Remando al Viento, Rebecca, Lost Highway, Exotica, Elephant, Maurice, The Last of England, Arsenic and Old Lace, Life of Brian, Dark City, The Prestige, Ravenous,
Doctor Who, Torchwood, Heroes, Queer as Folk, Eyewitness, Spooks, Grantchester, The Fall, Hannibal, The Strain, London Spy, Whitechapel, Endeavour, Penny Dreadful, Sense8, Black Sails, Lucky Man
gel pens (metallic, no neon or glitter, please) or any souvenir ink pen
small rubberstamps or ink pads
hair accessories (hair pins, clips, bands, barrettes, etc)
pocket or A5 size notebooks/ blank journals/planners
deco or washi tape (or just samples)
bookmarks (handmade also welcome)
souvenir fridge magnets or key rings
anything on London/UK
necklaces or rings (gothic, celtic, victorian style, flowers, butterflies,.. but nothing too big or ethnic, please)
paper dolls or house templates
trading cards: Magic TG, LoTR, Harry Potter,.. anything manga, sci-fi, fantasy or horror related (not sports, Pokemon or too childish themed)
minizines, ATC's. I'm quite useless at crafting so I love seeing what other people is able to create.
I'm especially looking for:
Postcards from United Kingdom and Ireland
Gothic/Romanic cathedrals and churches
Medieval castles or ruins
Art cards, especially Pre-raphaelist or Impressionist.
Forests, natural parks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls.
Fantasy themed cards, especially by Luis Royo, Victoria Frances, Brian Froud , Amy Brown or Cicely Mary Barker.
Movies, especially classic ones
Tea: I love chai and fruit/dessert flavoured black tea. Any black tea is welcome, even plain ones (English Breakfast, etc) but if you're sending green tea, I prefer flavoured ones. Rooibos and herbal teas are welcome too, specially anything with chamomile, lemongrass, ginger or cinnamon :) I don't like liquorice or jasmine.
My current top ten:
Yogi Tea - Choco Aztec Spice
Nordqvist - Valkoinen blueberry muffin
Bigelow - French vanilla
Twinings - cherry
Twinings - apple and pear green tea
Pickwick - Winter tea
Pickwick - Orange & spices
Pickwick - cherry with yoghurt flavour
Pickwick - caramelised pear
Stash - Holiday chai
Drink mixes like coffee, hot chocolate, kool-aid, etc are also welcome :D
any milk or white chocolate. No plain dark chocolate, though. Specially looking for Cadbury bars (I used to be addicted some years ago, but now I don't find them anywhere).
Cheese flavoured crackers
Crisps. I love Lay's, onion, vinegar, mushrooms, spiced,...any flavour except tomato or ketchup
Not much into hard candies or gum.Jellies and marsmallows are ok.
Cookies, my favourite are butter cookies
The things in this list are just suggestions. In fact I'm pretty much open to anything as I'm sure there are a lot of wonderful flavours out there I've never tried, so feel free to send me something new.
I've stopped doing private and package swaps, postage is too expensive, sorry. So only flat mail for me.
I've also quitted slams, fb's and all those. And penpalling :( It's a shame cause I love receiving letters but it's the other part, the writting about myself, the one I can't bear with