Swap-bot Time: August 8, 2022 3:55 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2011
Last Online: November 19, 2015
Birthday: July 3
Country: Ukraine
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About Me

Please write my address as is, no changes, no skipping the first name, no swap-bot username in the address. They just don't put cards to Mierna in my box at all!

I'm sort of photographer from Ukraine. My interests are obviously photography (especially glaciers), a little climbing and trekking. In my indoor life I like baking and cooking, popular science (biology mostly), organizing life and house, and adoring my two pet degus.

I'm into postcards only. I do not do groups any more: too many messages and notifications, and mostly this is for another USA only swap.

Favorite Postcards

  • squirrels and other rodents, weasels of all kind. degu and weasel

  • all about astronautics and space. astronautics and space

Two items above are my passion and subject of collection.

I also like:

  • TV towers,

  • mills and energy,

  • little things,

  • genre photography,

  • Sophie Gengembre Anderson, Cicely Mary Barker, Beatrix Potter, Thomas Kinkade, Marjolein Bastin, Yvonne Gilbert works and all adorable illustration exists,

  • fireside comfort,

  • beautiful sports like figure skating, gymnastics etc, also circus,

  • portraits and people,

  • prog-rock/progmetal/neo-prog bands and members,

  • illustration, especially anime/manga and squirrels,

  • drawn or partially drawn maps,

  • Muslim architecture (I adore it, really!),

  • wildlife (parrots, whales, dolphins... and rodents/weasels of course!),

  • fantasy/sf/fairytale, deep forests,

  • impressionism,

  • Fallout/Machinarium art, urban decay, neglected gardens/parks/factories, cute robots,

  • transport of any kind (but not cars), especially trains,

  • music,

  • Linux and open source (any penguin will do),

  • multiview, especially creative/colorful/complex/unusual shape and so on;

  • Any holidays any time of year.

Favorite Music

Obviously progressive: rock, folk, metal. My all-time favorites are Ayreon, Pain of Salvation, Shadow Gallery and Camel. //also Arena, Unitopia, IQ, Also Eden, Carptree, Stream of Passion, Kayak, A.C.T... I can do it for a long time. I also like folk-rock, mostly celtic and breton (Blackmore's Night, Karnataka, Mostly Autumn, Capercaillie), and various singers-songwriters, usually Russian, like Elena Frolova and Oleg Medvedev. Aside from this, I like Tiamat (the best way to find my blue mood isn't really blue), Moonspell, Within Temptation and could listen to most female-fronted metal bands for some time, but getting tired fast. As you could realize by now, I'm quite obsessive about music.

Favorite Books

I'm old-time fan of sci-fi and fantasy, reading all this since I turned nine. I like Robert Heinlein, Roger Zelazny, William Tenn, John Windam and other classic SF authors. Lois McMaster Bujold and Vernor Vinge are my favorites for modern sci-fi.

As for fantasy, I mostly read Russian female authors: Olga Gromyko, Olga Pogodina, Olga Golotvina, Olga Onoyko (I found authors named Olga are talented more often than others, isn't it fun?), Eleonora Ratkevich, Anastasiya Parfenova.

Favorite Television

Mostly SF too :) Right now it's Doctor Who, and everything else pales in comparison with it. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, La Femme Nikita, Bugs, Tek Wars, Farscape, Firefly(!)... but I also like In Treatment, Ringer and Gilmore Girls.

Favorite Movies

I'm a bookworm and see a movie quite rarely. I had times when I saw about 12-15 movies a year. I think now it's about 50 plus some TV series, but I know it is still below the average. But I have my favorites too!

  • Star Wars, all 6 movies,
  • The Matrix, all 3,
  • Avatar,
  • Most of Tim Burton works,
  • All Clive Nolan works,
  • Most of Johnny Depp roles,
  • Most of Luc Besson works
  • Minority report, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, Die hard 2, Al Pachino, Jack Nicholson, Christian Bale parts and various other movies, mostly sci-fi. I adore Audrey Hepburn, so seem to cope with old movies with her. Recently I needed to add to list British romantic comedies, especially with Colin Firth.

Favorite Color

I like orange, green and purple, coffee gradations. Recently I fell in love with teal and teal blue, and even more recently with cerulean.

And photography

My interest in photography are various, but the first is obviously light. I can adore most any picture, captured in evening/morning light. I like that peculiar light which comes with solar eclipses. I like the way light shows and hides features of human faces. I like old photographs, film photos and Instagram photos too. I like shallow DOF and manual focusing. And I love glaciers and could shoot them for endless time. For some month now I mostly take pictures of park squirrels and my degus, and have two Tumblr blogs for that.

General likes

  • scented black tea;
  • herbal tea;
  • letter paper;
  • stickers;
  • tiny envelopes;
  • thin fineliners;
  • used transportation tickets.


goinjenny rated for Park or Garden Postcard on Nov 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you
wildlifelover rated for Profile Postcard Swap on Aug 10, 2014
JanHardt rated for Cave or Caverns postcard swap on Aug 9, 2014
Comment: Very interesting card. Thank you.
flynnfrogg rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Aug 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the winter postcard of the Ukrainian Carpathians. It is now in my blog at: http://flynnfrogg.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/sw-cl-208-winter-in-ukraine.html
mustadahlia rated for Squirrel Postcard Swap #6 on Aug 5, 2014
Comment: thank you for really cute postcard! yes we have red squirrels in Finland! they're so pretty~ thank you for using such a pretty stamp!
chrissybaby rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Jul 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the nice food card you sent me :)
dawnakaulen rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: LOVED the baby tiger PC. Thank you!
squince rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2014
Comment: Pretty card, thanks!
Johanna51 rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Jul 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much. I love, love, love the postcard. Indeed it is more rare. But I also like the modestic hens. So if you send that one also, I'll send you a nice postcard in return.
rossika rated for Squirrel Postcard Swap #5 on Feb 15, 2014
Comment: Такая классная белка! Спасибо!!!Физиономия у неё и правда такая, что лучше на пути ей не попадаться :) И отдельное спасибо за чудесную марку. Я там тоже белку нашла :). P.S По поводу обмена напишу личное сообщение :)
EricB rated for Space PC swap #0 on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Wow, these stamps are amazing--I can't seem to stop staring at them! Thanks so much for the great card!
Response: My pleasure :)
suepier rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Jan 4, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and rare card. It did come in great condition. I hope that you had wonderful holidays.
sammalmquist rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 14, 2013
Comment: thank you so much for the lovely christmas postcard! It's getting cold here too!
druideye rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing Doctor Who Christmas postcard! ♥
bgailk rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: I love the PC you sent - the little one is so cute. I personally would prefer the sheepskin coat to a down! Merry Christmas!
rngstgstll rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for Father Christmas on a goose -- I love it!
tatntole rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard.
kafekafe rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Спасибо огромное за прекрасную-прекрасную открыточку!!! Я просто в восторге! С наступающим!)))
roska1vila rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you for loovl PC and stamps. I like it.:)
Mamamoose rated for Christmas POSTcards #2 on Dec 3, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely Christmas postcard! Indeed a very colorful one ;-) Best wishes for 2014!

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ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 4, 2014:

Thank you for being a relay for me with messages for Loretta!! I hope she sees my comment on her page! Thanks again!! <3


KarlaKC on Oct 19, 2013:

Thank you, Igor, for joining Fall/Autumn Postcard Swap - Int'l! Enjoy!

tingtinga2602 on Jul 16, 2013:

to "I feel like writing... #1" Swap. Thank you for joining and happy swapping.

malgosya on Jun 21, 2013:

Спасибо, что создаёте обмен открыток с белочками!

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MsMarvel on Aug 22, 2012:

Welcome to I ♥ Non-Touristy Postcards!! Swaps will be posted within the week! :] Feel free to play tag or introduce yourself in the forum until then! :]

germangirl65 on Sep 3, 2011:

Welcome to Swap-bot and thanks for joining my swap! (Places i've never been). Hope you have a great experience here, and if you have any questions feel free to message me :)

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