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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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I will be out of town June 19-July 4. All outgoing mail will be sent, but I won’t be able to rate until I come back.

My Swapping Approach
I responsibly rate when I receive and never wait until the last few days to send. Please message me if there are any problems (postage due, damaged mail, possibly lost mail, etc.). I angel all swaps I host. I don’t rate based on extras (and prefer not to receive them) and it doesn’t take a lot to earn a heart from me.

Private Swaps
I’m usually open to private swaps of almost any kind. I draw and also have handmade letterpress works I’d be happy to swap. My Flickr/instagram/etsy shop gives a good idea of what I can do. Other than art, I’m open to exchanging recipes, mail art/letters, food, and even makeup/skincare.

About Me
I’m a 20-something Californian who loves food, reading, and traveling/road trips. Recommendations for any are always appreciated. My guilty pleasures include restaurants with prix-fixe tasting menus, kooky tourist traps like the Biggest Ball of Twine (still on my list!), and contemporary rom-com books. I like learning about other cultures and regions so if you don't know what to write in a swap, tell me something about your local area! It'll probably be added to my long list of things to do someday. :)

My Goodreads - books I want to read
My Flickr (may have spoilers) - ATCs and some other art
My etsy shop where I sell stickers and ACEOs!
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General Likes

I can always use envelopes larger than 4” x 6” and unused postage. I’m currently trying to build a frankendeck so random playing cards are much appreciated, especially if they’re in a theme I like!

⋆ assorted things I like: Anne Taintor, architecture and design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, cats, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, cutout images for collages, the Golden Gate Bridge, fairytales, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, FriXion pens, handmade/unique papers, hand-carving, hot air balloons, illustrations, Japan, landscapes, lighthouses, mail art, Moomin, mountains, mythology (any culture), national parks, outer space, patterned bandages, pin-ups, postage stamps, sharks, shiba inu, stickers, typewriters, trains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolor, long staircases, Gelly Roll pens, fashion/couture/streetwear

⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and sometimes offensive/dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things as long as they aren’t on my dislikes list and I like to support small business and local brands.

⋆ food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (teabag or packaged loose leaf), regional snacks, instant noodles, generally salty snacks more than sweet candies

⋆ makeup/skincare: I prefer mini/trial sizes. I like full sizes for sunscreen or Korean skincare brands like cosrx or banila. I use nail polish, colorful/unique eyeshadows, acne scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products (soap, cleanser, toner, moisturizer).

⋆ random useful things: hair ties, double-sided tape, small kitchen gadgets, storage solutions, books on my to-read list or related to my likes

Postcard Info

⋆ If I'm in a swap for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a long message! I prefer tourist view cards written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent on vacation are my favorite).

⋆ Otherwise, I prefer unwritten/blank postcards sent in an envelope. I like: gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two

Dislikes

⋆ religious sentiments (fine with non-denominational inspirational quotes and religious holidays, just not bible or faith-based quotes)
⋆ loose sticky notes/page flags
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ dollar store stationery
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong floral scents
⋆ cocoa tea or chrysanthemum tea
⋆ mascara, lip gloss, lotion
⋆ kids cartoon stickers

Favorite Reading:

Calvin and Hobbes; Chew (comic book series); Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; Yotsuba&!; books about food, textiles/fashion, or urban planning; translated Japanese light novels (e.g. Restaurant to Another World); current favorite manga subgenres: isekai food slice-of-life, (reincarnated) villainess

Favorite Crafting:

I love altered/upcycled art and would love to receive anything including ATCs, tags, mail art, crochet, zines, mixed media art of all kinds, film photography, or even an original recipe (written down), etc. Watercolor, letterpress, and silkscreening are near and dear to my heart.

Favorite Playing:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact

Favorite Watching:

Taskmaster (UK version), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Annee Maywong and Violet Chachki), Kiki’s Delivery Service, Impractical Jokers, Shirokuma Cafe, Dennou Coil, Moribito, Aria/Aqua, Wotakoi

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Paper Source, Punch Studio

Favorite Characters:

Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Bugcat Capoo

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Sarah Gibb

MIKA, Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA, Léon

Ratings

dustbunny11 rated for EATC: Bird ATC on Jun 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC! I love the vintage birds you added. Thanks also for the extra goodies!!
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Comment: I loved the decorated envelope and the goodies! Also thank you for the nice note! <3
ccap rated for fishsteak and ccap on Jun 9, 2021
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Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. What an absolutely divine package you sent. Thank you SO MUCH. So much goodness I don't even know where to start. (Glad I opened it when my kids weren't around.) Thank you! I would happily swap with you again anytime.
Response: I’m glad you liked it! I was a bit a nervous as it’s my first time doing a snack swap. Thank you for swapping with me!
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Comment: Fiona, Love the marshmallow cookie packaging! It's both colorful and kawaii 😉 Your explanation of the cookie sounds intriguing. I am going to keep a look out for them. Just to try... my mum is the sweet tooth in this house, I'm the salty one 😄. Thanks for making this swap great!!! 💖💝💞
Response: I highly recommend it for anyone who has a sweet tooth! I think I ended up liking it as a kid because of the fun and colorful packaging. :p
Conni59 rated for EATC: Random Elements Challenge ATC on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun atc. I think all my ATCs use random elements. Fun way to recycle, upcycle. ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your journal pages. :) Did you enjoy Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek? I LOVE that book so much. You mentioned wanting to read a book translated from Japanese. My husband recently read and LOVED "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator). Maybe you'd like it too?
Response: Thanks for hosting this swap! I liked Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek. Colorless Tsukuru is actually my favorite of Murakami’s works.
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Comment: Thank you so much!!
rhinoluvr rated for MAIL ART - Springtime on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Fiona! 👋 Thank you so much for this lovely springtime envie. And fur your sweet note & the extras too. 💜 Keep cool 😎
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Comment: Hi Fiona, thank you for sharing your journal.
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Comment: Very cute little birds and look like they were fun to create!
chimerix rated for OMAE: Sender's Choice ATC - MAY on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and for the lovely extra papers! Aloha
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Comment: What a fun journal. ^_^I love your drawings, especially the little comic/joke at the second photo.It's been too long since I've done this kind of swap. I've missed it so much.With the pandemic the post office is not what it used to be anymore, so it's fun to be able to do this in a email swap. Thanks for sharing. It's definitely a fun start for my day. :)
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed reading it!
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Comment: I enjoyed hearing about your favorite things! I also am delighted to receive favorite things you like. I also will enjoy these things. I agree I like sticker flakes but they are hard to peel. Great art work! Fun Swap!
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Comment: Tysm
wombatlady rated for EATC: Foldable ATC (Challenge!) on May 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC - the all-green layering is fab.
Vickyen rated for UHM: Write About a Picture on May 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi Fiona! Thank you for the share about the picture you picked out - it was a very interesting read and you had me smiling about the upside notecard! We have done this at some point or another! I do agree that if you enjoy what you wear, it gives you a sense of confidence - the older I get, the more I am inclined to just be comfy, so... Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
camelsamba rated for HDoP: View Outside Your Window on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the drawing!
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Comment: Thanks for the Winnie the Pooh PC it was so cute. BTW I also like Panna Cotta..yummy
EmJayBe rated for EmJayBe and Fishsteak's MFPSE swap on May 19, 2021
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Comment: Fiona, thank you so much for the sweet envelope of goodies. I really love everything about it, especially the poetry, stickers and note. Yours is on the way...I wanted to do some mail art on the outside but the more I looked at your profile the more little things I found to send so I had to use a box rather than an envelope, which was hastily addressed at the PO because I was getting the eye for taking too long haha. Thank you again...I appreciate the care you took to send things I adore.
Response: I’m really glad you liked everything and it all arrived safely. Thank you so much for the private swap!
derakisu rated for 🌸 Anime ATC #6 🌸 on May 19, 2021
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Comment: Kyahhh ! Thanks for the lovely Sakura ! I love the little glitter detail on the stars. Such a good idea to draw her on kraft/cardboard, it really turned out well with the colours you picked. ^____^
Response: I’m glad you like her! I was worried she wasn’t recognizable at first, but I thought she turned out well. :D

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 321 59 61
Completed Fives Threes Ones
322 358 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

ChrisAnne on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you for the fun happy mail from my Wonderful Wishes Wish List. I appreciate your kindness.

DragonflyDreamer on Jun 11, 2021:

Thank you for the washi stickers and the fabulous post card. Of all the completely random things - a Dildley bow! Yesterday morning my husband and I were talking about Sea Sick Steve and his didley bow.... and then I received your envelope yesterday afternoon. Too funny! Thanks so much. Be well.

Poohtat on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard and quote for WW June. As I'm waiting on test results, this was perfect timing. Thank you.

Mimosagirl on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you thank you thank you for the amazing random envie of JJ goodies (love the Ghibli stickers so much) for WW June.

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

And your wonderful ATC! I ❤️ it!!

bethe on Jun 7, 2021:

Thank you for granting WW June the little bags to use for happy mail gifts! I really appreciate it :)

simcoe54 on Jun 2, 2021:

Vinyl Sticker RAK -- Thank you so much for the Cool Cat Club sticker. M grand-daughter is going to love it!

user6937 on Jun 2, 2021:

The Space Corgi has arrived and my grandson is hugging it! He loves it, thank you.

tcornell on May 19, 2021:

Thank you very much for the notecards with envies and the envelopes that you sent me for May WW ♥♥♥

BusyB on May 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for the WW birthday wishes! I love the card and the JJ goodies! Can't wait to use these fun goodies in my JJ art! 💛

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