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Date Joined: August 10, 2012
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: January 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi. I'm J (they/them) Yes, my legal name is one letter. Why Wyrdfae? Wyrdfae was the name of my first creative blog from eleventy billion years ago. I wanted some kind of "fae" and I picked "wyrd" at the time I saw this as a Shakespeare and Dune reference (but it is actually older than that) - both alluding to the magic and spirituality which is something I find in creating. It's cheesy and I'm ok with that. Rating - I always rate unless there was an issue. If I don't get a rating for something I will follow up. I really want my swaps to get where they need to go.

Favorite books and podcasts

I listen to audio books and podcasts while crafting, art-ing, chore-doing. I have been known to pick up a paper book from time to time, though. Books: HGttG series by Douglas Adams was one of my first book loves. I read this in high school originally and my friends and I would read it aloud to passer-bys. Silly people we were. David Rakoff, Alok Vaid-Menon, Anne Leckie, MurderBot by Martha Wells, Daniel Lavery, Well written sci-fi graphic novels with breathtaking art ( ok, I should have just said Monstress), Janet Mock, Felix Ever After, Witch Boy, Audre Lorde, Danez Smith, Brene Browne, Anne Patchett, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Packing for Mars, Louise Erdrich, Saga,

Podcasts: The Laverne Cox Show (Ya'll, I know every celebrity has a podcast these days, but this one is exactly my kind of thing), Dear Prudence, Welcome to Night Vale, Snap Judgement, Buffering the Vampire Slayer, RadioLab, The Unmute Podcast, Jay and Miles Xplain the X-men, American Hysteria, You're Wrong About, etc...it is literally never quiet.

Movies and TV

Recent Watch: WandaVision. Looking forward to: Umbrella Academy S3

Past faves: Buffy, Lovecraft Country, Whip-it, The Good Place, Knives Out, MoonLight, Orphan Black, Umbrella Academy, She-Ra, Get Out, Stargate, Farscape, X-files, 30Rock, 5th Element, Empire Records, Bladerunner, Star Trek, any space-opera show, The Avengers, Parks and Rec, Terrible horror movies that are unintentionally funny, Avatar the Last Air-Bender (cartoon) and Korra, Pose, Good Girls, X-men...


My favorite artists are Neko Case and Janelle Monae. Also: Tacocat, AhMerAhSu, John-Allison Weiss, Mal Blum, LP, Against Me!, Rae Spoon, Dorian Electra, Rilo Kiley, Worriers, and so many more. If anyone wants to exchange spotify playlist, I am always up for that.


No. Scented. Items.
I'm not offended by much but I don't like mean things, which is a succinct way of saying black lives matter and sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia/diet culture, name calling etc will not be tolerated here. The word "g***y" is a slur. I didn't always know that but I do now. Please do not use it when communicating with me. Also, I used to used to have a different legal name. Please do not use that name, only J, J D., or Wyrdfae.

If you send me recipes I prefer to cook vegan at home except for honey and eggs. Please no food, no religious, or political items unless the swap explicitly calls for it. Also, do not send me licensed Harry Potter merchandise or anything JKR made money off of. Harry Potter fans are wonderful, but JKR is racist and transphobic.

It bears repeating, no scented items. Other than that I am pretty easy going and can pass along or donate anything I do not have use for.

General Swapping

Now that the unpleasantness is out of the way here are some objects of my unbridled and almost uncomfortable enthusiasm.

items I would like: Handmade stuff , zines, poker cards with interesting backs or fronts, curios/curiosities, inchies, atcs, origami paper strips for lucky stars, small hand made things, blank notecards/artsy non-touristy postcards in moderation natural fiber yarn about 6 yards long so I can maybe use it for a striped scarf, other stationary and memo pages, random stuff in themes I like or you think I might like are also fun.

Random things I like in no comprehensible order to help direct but not dictate themes to send: Sci-fi, Art, LGBTQ themes, non-binary, peacocks, blue (esp peacock blue and electric blue) halloween, fantasy, space, Pop Surrealism, Basquiat, poetry, Kay Ryan, bright colors, outsider art, sentimental circus, Dr. Who, Buffy, Frida Kahlo, Chiho Aoshima, paisley, orchids, Peacocks, celestial, more bright colors, studio Ghibli, possums, moths, bats, Alison Bechdel, tarot cards, Xena, weird art, Rainbow Brite, hexagons, Remedios Varo, Invader Zim, rainbows, stars, Warhol, Elliot Page, zentangle and other bold decorative black and white designs, any interesting color combo really, bird, butterfly and cat motifs, celtic knots/book of kells/nordic art, musicals, beer and wine, and other stuff.

Kawaii - I have yet to find kawaii anything that is too scary. Does that sound like a challenge? Bring it on!

Artist Trading Cards/inchies/mailart - while this is subjective, I prefer art that is meaningful to you rather than just fit my themes. I like my themes - just want to see your take on the world. Art is about expressing YOU :) I make ATCs a variety of ways. Some hand drawn or painted, some mixed media collage, and I know my way around photoshop. None of them are very conventional. Totally up for one-on-one swaps if my description sounds interesting.

So I do want to mention that I send when I say I do and rate when I receive. I always put on enough or more postage to my understanding of the regulations. Different post office employees sometimes see them differently. If you receive something with postage due, let me know and I will send you stamps.

wish list

I will use this space to list the things I am especially obsessed with currently, which are as follows:

Mail art collaborations like jams or exquisite corpse and apparently friendship books and decos.


Gelli print stencils



Your Art


mariewilliams810 rated for Decos Only - 4/2021 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
HeidiJean rated for One Stamp March USA on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for Art collab #81 add postage on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Collab PC's! Love your additions! I can't wait to add to them! I think these may be my favorite swaps, seeing them come together a little at a time! And thank you for the extra galaxy themed bits! 🪐
cynaemon rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Hi, Wyrdfae, Thanks so much for all the cool goodies. Loved your little zine, and the sticker with rainbow bars that you printed out. I don't have access to any resources like that. Liked the pic of the guy too. A really special package. Wish I could rate you ten. :)
sojourner rated for CPG 1 Sheet Zine #2 - Global on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Amazing! Just getting ready to message back that I am happy to wait out a few more weeks and here it is! Thank you. Lots of great quotes. I know it will be a relief for you. Just over 6 weeks but better late arrival than never :)
Comment: thanks! I cant believe they made you pay package rate for this!
Response: I often will send it package rate just in case because I really hate getting stuff back
HeidiJean rated for Friendship book swap #3 US only on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Everything was great!!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Collaborative artwork #8 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: thanks so much!
kammy rated for SSM: March FS/FB and a surprise on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for fb and goodies
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Had some life stuff come up
Swan rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers and gelli-printed paper!
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #93 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: HoWdY Neighbor!!! Fun swap I love the beginnings of this card....wOw.....and the envelope you sent it in and the giraffe!!! made me smile.... many hearts to YOU!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers!
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween deco. You're right, Halloween is always the answer!
Selewis91 rated for Friendship book swap US only #2 on Mar 23, 2021
Vickyen rated for Art Collab #74 add postage on Mar 21, 2021
Comment: Hi JD - I received your resend - not sure what is going on with the dang mail as I received a pc from a swapper from November - everything looked fine on it, so not sure where it got held up at - sigh! Will get this one passed along with the next swap! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thqnk you for this fb and fs
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Love the envelope!
teejlc rated for Super Quick Deco Swap #2 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: I got the Christmas deco today and can’t wait to add to it! Thank you! I hope the other one turns up someday. Will let you know if I receive it!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing cards. I especially like the see-through one. The note sheets are lovely too. I am also collecting bits to do a Chinese New Year themed page so I will be using the red envelope as well.

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littlebigmel on Apr 7, 2021:

Oh my goodness thanks for all the pride stuff! I was so very thrilled to receive such nice items. This was my favorite wish ever received. Would love to do a pvt swap with you!

Whovian487 on Mar 18, 2021:

Sweet! You’re most welcome! Glad you enjoyed what I sent. 😀 Let me know whenever you’d like to swap again.

FeltPrincess on Feb 12, 2021:

Thank so much for the wishes for LSRUS :) I especially love the kitty stickers! :D

DragonflyDreamer on Feb 11, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRU wish! The papers are beautiful!!

bblue on Feb 8, 2021:

I received your sticker bag trade - thank you!

heidiblooms on Jan 4, 2021:

I received your friendship sheets today! Thank you! I'm excited to add onto them and forward them off!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


katierose on Nov 17, 2020:

Thank you for the LSRUS November wishes! I need to read Good Omens again soon.

CatAroo on Oct 30, 2020:

Best hand-painted envelope EVER!!! 💙💖🤎🖤🌈

Thanks, and I'll work on the ATCs this weekend, while I'm home for Halloween instead of going out. 🙄😂

poonwugget on Oct 21, 2020:

Got the adorable zombie tag you made for the favorite theme atc tag game, and I love it. The extra card and the stickers were the delicious cream cheese frosting on this cupcake of a trade. Thanks so much.

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