Date Joined: January 22, 2022
Last Online: June 17, 2022
Birthday: September 30, 1994
Hello! Welcome to my profile!
I love engaging with all sorts of art in all sorts of ways, creating, viewing, experiencing. I especially like to decorate envelopes, cards and bookmarks, to draw, paint and sing. I dream of making a living by being creative.
When penpalling or swapping, I like to come up with a broad theme such as a colour combination, then I work from there. My process contains both planning and intuitive parts. I create or assemble a bunch of lovely stationery that matches and hopefully looks nice. When I have time and energy, I enjoy tailoring mail to the individual recipient. If there are only a few days in between partner assignments and deadline or the swap is sender's choice, I may prepare what I feel like in advance.
The interpersonal aspect is important to me as I prefer getting to know a person's life and thoughts. However, there are many ways to express oneself, so one person may choose to do it in words, but another may paint. I think all of these modes of communicating our inner worlds are beautiful.
I like going to museums, creating online galleries on Occupy White Walls, going to the theatre, conceptualising my own performances and exhibits. It would be wonderful if those could become a reality soon. I struggle a lot with my career. Navigating this fast, product-and-profit-oriented society as a disabled person is very hard. Being multiply disabled and queer are pillars of my identity. I am non-binary and experience gender and sexuality as fluid.
I travel back and forth between genres such as J-Rock, Post-punk, Industrial, Darkwave, Shoegaze, Dreampop, Symphonic Metal, Hair Metal, Rock'n'Roll, Hyperpop, Chanson, Folk, Afropop, Afro-fusion, Shanties, piano music, pseudo-medieval styles, Bardcore :D etc
Creative and atmospheric SciFi such as Interstellar, Blade Runner, Annihilation. I like the cyberpunk aesthetic, too.
Animations with love in every detail such as Klaus and Kung Fu Panda.
Films that balance funny and meaningful.
Queer stories that are not centered on tragedy / violence. Especially love queer romcoms!
The silent film era is very fascinating to me in terms of acting styles, make-up and costuming, use of on-screen text and music.
I love comedies such as the What We Do In The Shadows film. I have not seen the TV series.
I like Sherman Alexie's writing. It's smart, accessible, to the point. I recommend his novel Flight.
I like the absurd gothic world of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead.
I like poetry.
I adore comics!!! Manga, graphic novels, webcomics...
I enjoy queer lit in general, including the classic Coffeeshop AU. ;D
I'd like to know more romcoms with queer or (and?) disabled protagonists. Any medium goes.
Avatar, Hannibal, Elementary, Arrested Development, Please Like Me, Special, Orphan Black, Orange is the new Black, Hilda, Legend of Korra, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Motherland Fort Salem, Brooklyn 99, Death Note, The Nevers etc
♥ Don't stress ♥ I am happy about all mail that is sent because somebody wanted to send it to me! ♥ Just the fact that you put consideration in it makes my day! The following guide is mostly inspo to help you get an idea of what you could use
For flat mail swaps:
Currently interested in:
gold details, holo, duochrome etc
stickers, memo sheets etc from small businesses
for memos and letter writing papers: no lines or fine lines preferred. Harsh lines, dotting, graph not preferred. Very fine graph is okay!
paperlace, embossed paper
deckle-edge paper, self-made paper etc
colourful art stamps, bright can be okay here cause they're small. I especially like the colourful art on stamps from Mongolia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia... and of course Japan
Chinese stamps: from the northwest, disability, 1983 world communication year
blues, gold, créme, brown...
Chinese and Japanese styles & themes
For tea swaps:
For recipe swaps:
I hope this helped somewhat. You can message me if you'd like to know anything else.
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