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fishsteak

fishsteak
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
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October 2021: Moved from California to Massachusetts, slowly easing back into swapping.

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. Please don’t send me extras! I don’t have space for a stash.

Private Swaps
I’m usually open to private swaps of almost any kind. My Flickr/instagram/etsy shop give a good idea of my art. I’m also open to exchanging recipes, mail art/letters, snacks, and even makeup/skincare.

About Me
I love food, reading, and traveling/road trips. Recommendations for any are always appreciated. My guilty pleasures include restaurants with 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 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: 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, 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 dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things and I like to support small businesses and local brands.

⋆ food/snacks/drinks: aerated chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (loose leaf is great), 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, scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products.

⋆ random useful things: small kitchen things, double-sided tape, 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 (inspirational quotes and religious holidays welcome, 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
⋆ lip gloss
⋆ 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

neea1989 rated for AAA: Sparkle and Shine on May 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing atc and cute extras! ✨💖✨
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I'm really enjoying that dancing Snoopy. I like the small items and all the vintage stamps on the envelope,
CrowDancer rated for GS : Intl ATC Any game : RC #4 on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: The Kureha ATC is so beautiful! I love the stickers that you included, too; they're all so cute! Thank you so much!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for USHM: Profile Swap on Mar 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending me such sweet surprises! Receiving your package made my day. Take care and keep on swapping...
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely stamps on this envie! Thanks too for the postal extras you included. I love the Charon pc! How can a heavenly body, not a planet, have moons??? Plan your trip to Alaska, a year in advance. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
carol rated for LLU: 2021 My Year in Books on Jan 30, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderful letter and list! I do see several I'll be checking out (figuratively and probably literally!). I haven't been to Fenway Park, but I love baseball, and would love to visit all the ballparks. I'm a long ways away from that goal, though. I love cozy mysteries with recipes too, but I have read any recently. I kind of go in phases of reading lots of books of one type, and lately I've been reading more NF and literary fiction. But every once in a while, I still love picking up some fluff! I read the Deborah Tannen book back when it first came out and I was teaching a 12th grade English class that studied literature thematically. One of their favorites was Men and Women. That was back when "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" was out too. Some interesting insights! Thanks for joining the swap!
Ciska76 rated for MAIL ART - Floral/Botanical on Jan 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your floral envie! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you!
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - Joy on Dec 31, 2021
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Comment: I love cats! I put cats on the swap I sent too. 🥰 I love how you used the sticker as a label. Also, thank you for the washi stickers. Happy New Year🎉
StagKing rated for FS: PC Nov. #2 on Nov 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! The stamps are SO cool! If I am ever in Sydney i'll be sure to take in the museums!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your thoughts to the prompt with me.
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Comment: Thank you! Love the pace cat themed envie!
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Comment: thank you for the resend! I like my surprise! Thank you for the post card too!
bblue rated for ZIA #66 - Holistic Hollis ATC on Jul 28, 2021
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Comment: Thanks. This tangle is so cute!
carrotkate rated for Tea and a Recipe on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: The lemon bread recipe sounds great! Thank you.
Panda1122 rated for EATC: Hand-Painted/Drawn ATC on Jul 25, 2021
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Comment: Great ATC and lovely extras! Thank you
pattiairel rated for WIYM: SSS - JUL 2021 (USA+) on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for a cute swap!!! 🌼🌸🌷 ♥
Hunbun rated for LDEM - Thinking of You - July 21 on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Great letter, Fiona, nice to meet you! I put you on my to-respond-to list; hope that's okay. Thanks for the cool washi stickers!
Response: Thank you, I would love to receive a letter back! :)
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Comment: I love your ramen ATC! I work at a Japanese company (Honda) and they have ramen alot... but they don't make the eggs right! It's literally a hard boiled egg they plop in there. I am always so disappointed when I get it in the cafeteria!
Response: Oh no, a hard boiled egg in ramen just isn’t the same! It’s cool that you work offers that as lunch option, though.
SunshineSideUp rated for Butterfly ATC - USA only on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Love this ATC, so dreamy! Thank you for the gorgeous artwork and the goodies. :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

DinkySparkle on May 13, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely WW May wish of a postcard with a frog and an alien looking unicorn! I love drawings and yours are so cute! ❤️

Mimosagirl on May 13, 2022:

Thank you Thank you !!! I love this adorable ATC you made me for my birthday May wishes. The stickers and notecard too are so cute. :)

Heirloom on Feb 1, 2022:

tcornell on Jan 22, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful Kawaii memo sheets and the note cards, love them! ♥ WW Jan 2022

grammypammy on Jan 20, 2022:

WW ~ Jan Wish

Thank you for the blank postcards from my wish list! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

Robinarie on Jan 15, 2022:

Hi Fiona ~ Thanks for the Wonderful Wishes for January. Cool playing cards, thanks for the business card too. Sorry you needed to visit the place though. Stay warm!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 6, 2022:

Thank you for the adorable possum sticker from my Etsy faves you sent for my December WW! I swear this has to be the cutest possum ever! It definitely brought a smile to my face. =D

Heirloom on Jan 1, 2022:

DinkySparkle on Dec 27, 2021:

Thank you @fishsteak for the cool postcard wish from WW-Dec! I will put your books on my to read list!

Ikat78 on Dec 21, 2021:

Dec WW-Thank you for the deer pc with the book recs! I love researching what others have read and seeing if I may like it too.

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