Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2022 2:29 pm


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Welcome to my profile ~ current as of august 11th 2022 ~ Thanks for swapping with me!

Update: I am planning to take a mini-hiatus from swapping in September. I will likely only be participating in a few choice swaps in my group and otherwise won't be very active on the site during the hiatus. I have alerts turned on for messages so I can be always be reached if needed! :)

Hi! I'm Jess :) I grew up in and still live in the state of North Carolina with my boyfriend and our cat named Kitten (allergic to cats, but can't help myself she's the best!!) - no kids and will be keeping it that way. I imagine I'll be living in this state the rest of my life & that's fine with me - I like it here and this is my home! I work in a library and enjoy books (reading and collecting), art journalling and collage, drawing, occasionally writing, collecting stamps/postcards/currency, jigsaw puzzles, video games, meditation, dreams, taking long walks, used bookstores + thrift stores, bad lifetime movies and reality TV, and of course swapping & snail mail!

I am not in the least bit religious, but do consider myself "spiritual" - purposely leaving it vague as I don't really define it though I lean heavily towards occult/esoteric/new age beliefs. I am extremely interested in altered states of consciousness particularly astral projection and lucid dreaming as well as the in between states of sleep.

If you're into astrology- I am a Scorpio Sun / Capricorn Moon / Scorpio Rising
& have a 12th house stellium! My chart is heavily dominated by water and plutonian influence...sigh. I am a metal goat in the Chinese zodiac.

Check out the group I co-run with my BFF @HausOfImps Monsters, Myths, & Legends -- US ATC swappers for fun US based swaps (no longer exclusive to ATCs) themed around mythology, folklore, cryptids, the paranormal, & more!

A note to any potential swap partners:

Please message me if a swap (or tag, RAK etc) I've sent does not arrive or has any other issues. I always send my swaps (+ take pictures of outgoing swaps) and will resend if you give me the chance! The same courtesy will be given to my partners. I will also gladly reimburse you for postage due should that occur.

If you know you're going to be late sending a swap please just let me know - I can be very understanding and won't rate low solely for lateness if you communicate with me ahead of time and follow through. I always appreciate kindness and communication from fellow swappers and strive to provide the same.

I mark my swaps sent when they are in the mailbox (which may be after pick up/on a Sunday to go out next day) or dropped at the PO. I always rate and try to do so the same day I receive, but never more than a couple days later. If I have not rated you yet chances are I have not received, but I don't mind if you check in with me!

For swaps I host, I will always angel if your partner flakes provided you try to communicate with them and then give the appropriate rating. If there are any issues in my swaps please send me a message and I will try my best to resolve it!

Please also note: While I respect everyone's beliefs, I would appreciate not receiving religious materials or messages unless I specifically join a swap that calls for this or you feel we have similar beliefs & interests. I will also avoid sending such things unless indicated as an interest on your profile so please don't worry if you dislike my particular kind of spirituality. Thank you for understanding! :)

(This is a just a record for myself so I can archive the swaps.)

Missing ratings:

Brighten My Week Note Card March #4 - @clcintx88

Zazzle/Store Printed Postcard (USA) - @duamutef

WTF PC Swap R9 - @alishanewman22


- Likes - I've listed some specific categories of things I am interested in followed by an alphabetical list. None of this is to say you have to send me these things or that I expect them - it's just meant to give some ideas of things I enjoy :)

Things I Collect:

  • Anything Anubis (minus any depictions where he's super buff/muscular...!)

  • Anything Ancient Egypt in general

  • Anything related to Aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories, cryptids etc

  • Written postcards, notecards, & letters

  • Blank postcards (see list below)

  • Foreign postage stamps and CTOs + souvenir sheets (specifically enjoy stamps that depict ducks, other birds, bears, wild cats, animals or insects, space, and ocean themed - love stamps from Japan, Mongolia, Bhutan, and other Asian countries)

  • Foreign banknotes & coins (especially those that are colorful or with animals and symbols)

  • Interesting used books on topics of altered states of consciousness (astral projection/OBEs, dreams and lucid dreaming, hallucinogens etc) aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories or other weirdo topics, & PKD books

  • Odd photographs or polaroids (think weird vibes, vaguely disturbing, haunted...)

  • Handmade art (ATCs/APCs, drawings, PCs, bookmarks, zines etc - made by person sending! I love to receive other kinds of handmade crafts as well but can't make them myself)

Specific ATC themes I enjoy: aliens or UFOs, cryptids or monsters, ancient Egypt, myths/folklore, mushrooms, animals (favorites are ducks, bears, & wild cats,) space/galaxy themed, ocean themed, and anything else profile related.

Favorite colors: I LOVE green in any shade - it's my absolute favorite color! I also like cool blues and purples (especially green/blue/purple together,) mustard or golden yellows, deep/rich reds, and rainbows or vibrant color schemes in general. Holographic and glow-in-the-dark are not exactly colors, but I love that sort of thing. There are no colors I completely dislike!

Postcards: Please know I am happy to receive many kinds of cards, these are just some particular favorites! For written/naked postcard swaps I appreciate when real stamps are used with a thoughtful message written on the back - (see bottom of profile for topics if you're stumped on what to write!)

Tourist - I like scenic views/landscapes, native fauna & flora, mountains, and interesting landmarks or monuments. Places I specifically collect: North Carolina (especially western or eastern NC - like Blue Ridge Mountains, & the Outer Banks), Alaska, Hawaii, deserts & southwest states, southern states, Asian countries, & Egypt. Also love cards from anywhere that depict severe weather (lightning, tornadoes) sunsets, the moon, and Aurora Borealis.

Non-tourist - art (famous works & otherwise) especially Japanese or other Asian art, realistic animals (any but especially ducks, bears, wild cats, & ocean creatures,) aliens/UFOs, cryptids, space/galaxy themes, weird/strange/unusual however you interpret that, mythology or folklore, & anything else profile related. I also love handmade cards and anything lenticular/3D or similar!

Tea/Coffee: If you want to send tea bags or coffee samples I am open to any kind of flavors and both caffeinated & decaf, but please only send in factory sealed unopened packaging - thank you!

Alphabetical List

A - Alan Watts - author, aliens, altered states of consciousness, ambient music, animals (any & all), Anubis, APCs, aquariums, art (as in famous artists/works of art), Asian art/designs/culture, astral projection (aka out of body experience), astrology, astronomy, ATCs, aurora borealis/northern lights

B - badtz-maru (sanrio), banknotes, bears, bibliomancy, bioluminescent creatures, birds, black widow spiders, board games, bookmarks

C - capricorn (astrology), cats (wild cats especially!), coffee, collage, conspiracy theories, cows, cranes, crop circles, cryptids, cults, coins, Curt the bear (animal crossing)

D - deep sea, deserts, documentaries, dragons, drawing, dreams/dreaming, Dream Corp LLC - show, ducks, Dungeons & Dragons

E - eclipses (solar/lunar), ephemera, envelopes of any size (including handmade!), ancient Egypt (anything - culture/myth/religion)

F - forests/woodlands, fractals, frogs

G - Garfield, glow-in-the-dark things, Gnosticism, goats/rams, green

H - handmade art, history (particularly about ancient civilizations), holographic things, horror movies, hypnagogia

I - ink pads, insects/bugs (any kind)

J - jigsaw puzzles, journaling, Jung - author, Junji Ito - author, Jupiter (planet)

K - kawaii, kelp forests, keroppi (sanrio), keychains, kimono patterns, koi fish

L - landscapes, letters, libraries, lifetime movies, liminal spaces, lotus flowers, lucid dreams/lucid dreaming

M - magazine or book cut-outs (images & words), mail art, maneki-neko (lucky cats), marvin the martian (looney tunes), meditation, memo sheets, mixed media art, the moon, moths, mountains, Mt. Fuji, mushrooms, mythology

N - nature, Nazca Lines, near death experiences (NDEs), new age topics, notecards, numbers (4, 7 or any combination of those)

O - occult/esoteric topics, origami paper, ourosboros

P - the paranormal, parappa the rapper, Philip K Dick - author, photographs/polaroids, playing cards (with interesting backs), Pluto (planet), poems/poetry, postcards, praying mantis', psychedelic themes, psyduck (pokemon)

Q - quotes (prefer not overly positive unless swap calls for it!)

R - rabbits, radios/old radio shows (like CBS mystery theater & old Coast to Coast AM!), rainbows, reading, reality TV, reptiles (any kind), Robert Monroe - author, rubber stamps

S - sacred geometry, samurais, science fiction, scorpio (astrology), scorpions, sea mammals (any), Serial Experiments Lain - show, sleep paralysis, space/galaxy themes, stamps (unused/used/vintage/foreign), Star Trek: TNG and DS9 - show, stationery, stickers (sheets/flakes/cut-outs/large), (small) stuffed animals, Stonehenge, the sun & sunsets

T - tarot & tarot cards, tea, Terence Mckenna - author, thrift stores & thrifted items, trees, tropical fish, twelfth/12th house themes (in astrology), the Twilight Zone - show

U - UFOs, Ukiyo-e (woodblock print) Japanese art, Unsolved Mysteries - show, used books/bookstores

V - venus flytraps & other carnivorous plants, video games

W - washi tape, weather related phenomena (lightning, tornadoes etc), weird & otherwise strange things (however you interpret that!)

X - the X-files - show

Y - Yōkai (Japanese folklore)

Z - zentangle, zines, zodiac

- Books - My favorite author is Philip K Dick. I enjoy sci-fi, occult/new age/metaphysical topics, non-fiction, & occasionally regular fiction as well.

Currently I am reading: Astral Dynamics by Robert Bruce, My Big TOE Trilogy by Thomas Campbell, and VALIS by Philip K Dick. Feel free to add me as a friend on goodreads if you're on there and enjoy similar books!

- Music - I mostly listen to ambient music and am open to most styles in that genre. I like Boards of Canada, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, and space ambient in particular! Some non-ambient favorites would be Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters, Modest Mouse, José González, Iron & Wine, Emma Ruth Rundle, Queen Adreena/Ruby Throat/Katie Jane Garside, & Have A Nice Life. I love to make youtube playlists!

- TV Shows - The X-Files, Star Trek: TNG and DS9, The Twilight Zone, Serial Experiments Lain, Dream Corp LLC, Twin Peaks, King of the Hill, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Unsolved Mysteries, ER, Frasier. Too many reality shows to list LOL... I also enjoy documentaries on most any topics!

- Movies - I'm into horror movies: Alien, The Ring, Signs, May, Silence of the Lambs, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm St, The Blair Witch Project, Silent Hill, Stigmata, Ginger Snaps, 28 Days Later, Children of Men, American Mary, Saw series, Chucky, CHUD. I also really like Moon, all the Cube movies, any X- Files or Star Trek TNG movies, and the so bad they're actually good type made by lifetime!

- Video Games - Animal Crossing - played WW, NL, & NH! My favorite villager is Curt, but I also love Bones, Marcel, Benjamin, Lucky, Scoot, Pietro, Grizzly... this list could go on for a while so I'll stop haha! (I would LOVE any art, doodles, anything Curt the bear!)

Also into Fallout, Skyrim, The Sims 3, SimCity, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, Terraria, Wobbledogs & Slime Rancher. Trying to get into Stardew Valley too.

I do like and have played Pokemon, but I only played the original games on gameboy (red/blue) so am mainly interested in first gen characters. My favorite is psyduck, but I like psychic (or ghost) types in general

I play games on switch/3DS and PC. I'm on Steam so if you'd like a new steam friend let me know! I don't currently have nintendo online, but if you'd like to add me as a friend maybe we can play ACNH when I get one again!


- Dislikes - This list is mainly meant as a guide to help those who like to choose things to send that their partner specifically enjoys. I will never downrate someone for sending these in a sender's choice swap. Hopefully they would be avoided for something profile-based, but again I am really not trying to be too picky here. It's always the thought that counts! :)

  • Religious items/messages unless it somehow aligns with my interests or the swap calls for it (in which case it's expected!)
  • Any holiday themes (even if it's in season)
  • America/patriotic themes
  • Politics
  • Glitter (I enjoy glitter on things if it won't come off, but no loose or excessive glitter please!)
  • Disney, pixar, marvel, star wars, harry potter etc
  • Kiddie items/stickers (like Frozen, Toy Story etc)
  • Celebrities
  • Food items (sealed tea & coffee are okay!)

I do have a cat allergy, but a couple stray hairs in a swap would not cause me a reaction. Unless you're sending me your whole cat or rubbing your swap all over said cat before sending it shouldn't be a problem!

I am sensitive to most bath/beauty products and can't use the majority of them so you should probably save those kinds of things for someone else. However, I won't be bothered if your swap is somehow scented!

Swaps I'd Like to Do

If you have any USPS stamps from total solar eclipse, views of our planets, sun science, hubble telescope sets, or any other space related stamps - I would love if you used them on swap envelopes for me! Or if you want to trade some used space stamps please send a message!

I am interested in both electronic & physical mail swaps! I love private swapping and also am willing to swap with newbies to help with getting ratings - feel free to send me a message if any of this sounds fun to you :)

For physical mail I love to send/receive swaps in any kind of decorated envelope (and always appreciate & save any fun/unique postage used), profile based happy mail (flat & small packages), art or drawing swaps, mail art, zines, & handmade items like postcards, ATCs/APCs, bookmarks etc. I would also be interested in swapping or trading for postage stamps and blank postcards related to my likes.

I used to have a lot of penpals, but I haven't had one in quite a while so I'd love a penpal or maybe two! Location doesn't matter though if international it would be good to try to keep it as flat as possible.

I'd also enjoy one off notecard/postcard/letter swaps where we can write about anything (even just stream of consciousness type writing) or have a writing or drawing prompt we both do would be great! I'd especially be interested in international postcard and letter/flat mail (under 1oz) swaps.

For electronic swaps some ideas I have are making youtube playlists (I mainly do ambient music, interesting documentaries, lectures/talks, & audiobooks) if that interests you I would love to do something like a playlist exchange. Tarot readings by email (including a picture of the cards/spread) or other divination such as bibliomancy would be welcome too!

Some topics I'd enjoy writing or emailing about include:

If I'm your partner in a postcard, note card, or letter swap feel free to use any topics I've mentioned as something to write to me about if you need ideas. I'm always interested in this stuff and it makes it really fun for me!

  • Tarot readings or share birth charts and interpretations (to be honest I am not particularly experienced at either, but would enjoy the chance to practice & discuss!)
  • Share paranormal stories or experiences (famous cases you're interested in or especially your own personal experiences.)
  • Discuss conspiracy theories, cryptids, unsolved mysteries - basically anything along these lines.
  • Share and discuss dreams/ lucid dreaming experiences we've had, or even astral projection & sleep paralysis experiences.
  • Share recommendations for anything media-wise if we have similar interests.
  • Tell me about your day/week/month, anything you're looking forward to or excited about or anything notable you'd like to share.
  • Tell me any fun or interesting facts you know about absolutely anything!
  • Tell me about a cool or interesting place where you live - describe all the details and what you like about it! I am not able to travel out of state much (& definitely not out of the country) so this will allow me to live vicariously through you :)


Onyx rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Wonderful cards! I love all of them. I have been to 2 of the 3 places but I still liked the cards. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked the cards. How funny I happened to choose some from places you have been! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
PrairieKittin rated for MM&L: $10 Wishlist Surprise! on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the wax seal. Thank you so very much!!!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it! I'm so curious about using them myself now, the design on that one was so pretty!! Hope you will enjoy part 2 as well when it arrives - thanks for the kind rating and for joining my swap! :)
nicolebrooke23 rated for WIYM: Dream Postcard ~ INTL on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for organizing a fun and creative swap! Loved my post card :) stay well!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and heart :) So happy you enjoyed the postcard and my swap ~ thank you for joining!!
ChristyNichole rated for Private Penpal Letter Swap on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: I loved reading your letter and will be replying soon. Thank you so much for doing this swap with me.
Response: You're very welcome, and thank you for swapping with me too! I'm excited to see your reply :)
Comment: Gorgeous PC! I love block prints too. I came close to going to Japan years ago--as an exchange teacher in our sister cities program, but I was the alternate, and no one dropped out. Would love to go! Thanks for the cool PC!
Response: You're welcome - so happy you liked the pc! I hope we both get a chance to see Japan someday :) Thank you for the nice comment and heart!
Comment: You are a very good artist! Thank you for the ATC!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the kind compliment and the heart :)
HausOfImps rated for MM&L: Ammit (Ancient Egypt #4) on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for Ammit! I loved all the details on the card -- is the border made from washi? And Ammit herself looks great. I also love the penguin and def appreciate the stamps. Not sure if I want to memorize the negative confessions or not yet but hopefully I've got some time there. I really love this card so ty so much again!
Response: Yay so happy you liked Her! Yes the border is a very thin washi, I've been using that one on all my Egypt ATCs as it kind of has that look to it, imo. Keep those confessions somewhere safe for later... ya never know when Ammit will be hungry! Lol. Thanks for the very nice comment and heart :) Take care pal, bestie, BFFFFFFForever. Okay I'm done haha.
bestdayever rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge #4 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Oh, super cute! I hope you get your big dog best friend one day, and we call our cat Kitty despite naming her Charlie. I used to send a lot of cards on postcrossing, but postage is $1.40 now not so much now. My latest find thrifting was a vintage 1960s puzzle with pics of hippie pins or buttons. Super groovy and far out lol. Be well!
Response: Aww I love cats called kitty - it's just so cute and funny to me! That puzzle sounds like an awesome find! I love jigsaw puzzles though I don't have as much space to do them these days. Tell your furry friends I say hello! :) Thank you for the nice comment and heart rating! Take care!
PrairieKittin rated for MM&L: Quick Bibliomancy PC on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Great message!! EDIT: I just got home and got to read the card in person. Wow! It was right on! Thank you!!!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad the reading resonated with you - and congrats on your marriage!! :) Thanks for rating & the heart!
junemoon rated for BLC - Α & Ω - #02 on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Love, love the PC I've not Philip K. Dick although I'm familiar with reviews of his work -- I'm a little surprised to hear the book is "heavy" ... that makes it rank higher in my mind. (I read to learn -one way or another -) so I wind up with lots of heavy books. P.S - please go to my website (on my profile -- I have written novel that is not heavy, you might like it. In fact, I hope you will.)
Response: Apologies for the late response! I'm so happy you liked the quilt PC! Yes VALIS is quite heavy imo as far as the subject matter - not a typical sci-fi book, although I love sci-fi in general. I will check out your website! Very cool you wrote your own novel!! Thanks for rating & the heart :) Take care!
cassie3001 rated for CPG Just a Note #4 - Global on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely notecard! I love the poem, thank you for sharing it with me. I also really love the postcards you included, especially the owl one! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy this arrived after all! Glad you enjoyed the note, poem, and PCs :) Thank you for the nice comment/heart and I hope we can swap again someday!
JessicaPariah rated for MM&L: Book Exchange on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: My book has arrived and I'm so excited to read it!! OOBEs are such an interesting topic but I haven't read much on them, so this is perfect :) Thanks so much!
Response: Yay! I'm so excited that you're excited about the book!! I wanted to send you something I had read and enjoyed personally and I wasn't too sure if you'd be into it though I know you listed it in your liked topics. Very glad I could pick something you're interested in! Thank you for the nice rating/heart and for joining my swap!! :)
Byn0604 rated for MM&L: Handmade Postcard #1 on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for my Yeti! He's going in a frame to hang on my wall soon.
Response: You're very welcome and thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you liked him enough to frame him! :)
suepier rated for Oversized PC Swap on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice oversized postcard. It is a great addition to my collection.
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked the PC! Thanks for rating me and the heart :)
Cgscdy rated for MM&L: Bastet ATC (Ancient Egypt) on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Tysm ❤️
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating & the heart!
Comment: Love your PC and note. Thanks
Response: You're welcome, happy you liked it I had a lot of fun making it :) Thanks for the heart!
Pandagirl805 rated for MM&L: Everyday Monsters ATC on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Mothman ATC he is so cool. and thank you for the extra stamps :)
Response: Glad you liked the mothman and stamps!! Thank you for the nice rating & heart!
tatntole rated for CPG Daily Q's #20 - US on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome - thank you for the heart!
kristenlyns rated for CPG Just a Note #5 - US on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the washi & the stamps! I'd love to know how you get the stamps off the envelopes so cleanly!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart! I have purchased used stamps in larger lots on places like etsy/ebay and they tend to come that way already. There are ways to soak the paper off stamps, but I haven't attempted to do so myself yet!
mermaidery rated for Private note swap #2 on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. Ill be writing back to you soon! Thak you for swapping with me. 🙂
Response: Thank you for hosting the swap and for the rating/heart! :) I look forward to hearing from you again and will write you back as well!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 141 20 20
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manders2280 on Aug 7, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely crescent moon 🌙
— Public Forum Postcard Tag

Byn0604 on Jul 18, 2022:

Thank you so much for all the awesomeness you sent me lately!

HausOfImps on Jul 16, 2022:

Hmmm... just thinking about how happy I am that we share this hobby! Ty for being a pal!!!

theshyone on Jun 26, 2022:

Thank you for June RAK #1 - 4 random PCs, unused + used stamps! As usual, you shared so many lovely goodies and I loved them all ♡♡♡ thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness ♡

simcoe54 on Jun 22, 2022:

CPG: June RAK - Variety of used postage stamps - Thanks for the wonderful package of postage stamps. Can't wait to add them to my collection!

AZmom875 on Jun 20, 2022:

AZmom875 on Jun 20, 2022:

Thanks for the June Wish Rak of address labels and the brush bunny postage.

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

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Artistic on Jun 19, 2022:

RAKS ONLY Group June 2022: Thank you for the lovely post cards and the book pages.

annanymark on Jun 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for spoiling me in the CPG May wishlist and for the lovely letter ❤️

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