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Fruity

Fruity
Date Joined: January 22, 2022
Last Online: July 22, 2024
Birthday: September 30, 1994
Country: Germany

About Me

Welcome to my profile!

It is a bit outdated, but I am working on it.

Firstly, if you are waiting for a private response from me, I apologise for the delay. I have gone through some traumatic experiences that culminated in a temporary loss of language. While I am able to write and speak again (with varying degrees of complexity, stress, pain etc), it has become inexplicably hard. Somewhat ironically, I used to write about non-verbal and semiverbal people's rights and inclusion. Here we are now. A reminder that abilities and privileges are ephemeral, fluid, subject to change. Anyway, I really struggle with letters and communication in general now. That is why you may see me signing up for one-time swaps, or spontaneous tasks that are doable that day. I promise I have not forgotten about you. I keep the letters I have yet to respond to in a separate letter display that I can see from my bed, desk, virtually anywhere in the room. I think of you, I am sorry, and I will get back to you.

Back to the profile, yet-to-be-updated.

I love engaging with all sorts of art in all sorts of ways, creating, viewing, experiencing. I like going to museums, and used to create online galleries on Occupy White Walls. I don't go to the theatre as much as I should these days, but I'm into that, too (bit of an understatement. I study Theatre Arts at university). I enjoy conceptualising my own performances and exhibits. It would be wonderful if those could become a reality soon. I struggle with my career. Navigating this fast, product-and-profit-oriented society as a disabled person is very hard. (Update: currently working as a cultural educator in schools / theatre projects. Mentored by a friend who is disabled, too :)) Being multiply disabled and queer are pillars of my identity (next to being creative, just, passionate etc). I am non-binary and experience gender and sexuality as fluid. Whatever colour of the rainbow you are, I welcome you with open arms.

Regardless of a swap's theme, I'm always happy to receive a letter. You can infodump about any topic that's currently on your mind, I'll gladly read about it. The real stuff, the mundane. Writer's choice.

The interpersonal aspect is important to me as I enjoy getting to know about people's lives and thoughts. However, there are many ways to express oneself, so one person may choose to do it in words while another may paint. I think all of these modes of communicating our inner worlds are beautiful.

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.

Sometimes I like decorating envelopes, cards and bookmarks with stickers and washi tape, other times I prefer to draw, paint and doodle. I dream of making a living by being creative.

Other hobbies include singing, going to concerts, dressing up, make-up, playing board games, card games, computer games and so on, watching films or TV shows with my partner, family, friends...

Favorite Music

I travel back and forth between genres such as Heavy Metal, Gothic Rock, J-Rock, Post-punk, Industrial, Darkwave, Coldwave, Punk, Neue Deutsche Welle, New Wave, Ethnopop, Shoegaze, Dreampop, Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Rock'n'Roll, Hyperpop, Chanson, Folk, Afropop, Afro-fusion, Shanties, piano music, pseudo-medieval styles, Bardcore :D etc

Favorite Movies

Creative and atmospheric SciFi such as Interstellar, Blade Runner, Annihilation, Arrival. I like the cyberpunk aesthetic, too.

Animations with love in every detail such as Klaus, Kung Fu Panda and Your Name.

Films that balance funny and meaningful.

Queer stories that are not centered on tragedy / violence.

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 What We Do In The Shadows.

Recently watched: Good Omens 2 ♡♡♡♡♡

Favorite Books

I enjoy the absurd gothic world of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead.

I have a love-hate relationship with poetry. :)

I like comics. Manga, graphic novels, webcomics...

I enjoy queer lit in general, including the classic Coffeeshop AU. ;D

I'd like to know about stories with queer or (and?) disabled protagonists that are neither very sad nor very violent. Any medium goes.

The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast.

Recently started: A man and his cat

Favorite Television

Avatar the Last Airbender, Good Omens, 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, Uncle, Young Sheldon, TBBT, Mandalorian etc

Recently finished: Usagi Drop Recently started: Wednesday, Andor, Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Info for swap partners

General:

  • No Bible verses etc.

  • If possible, avoid dominant bright / neon colours, please. They hurt my autistic brain. (Using some brights is fine, just not an overpowering amount. Bright red and neons are a struggle)

  • Limit busy patterns such as tiny polka dots, narrow zig zag etc. (Again, some sections are fine)

♥ 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 into 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:

Interested in:

  • artsy, grunge, gothic, kawaii, your style!
  • ethnic/traditional styles & themes from all around the world
  • history, fun facts, trivia etc
  • letters ♡♡♡♡♡
  • prefer overdressed to underdressed, if that makes sense. You can bury a card in stickers, doodles...
  • your art!
  • stickers
  • letter writing paper
  • pro - queer themes
  • self care, spoonie themes
  • magic, witchy themes (blessed items / spells for success, health and other good things welcome!)
  • things relating to the other interests mentioned in my profile
  • paperlace, embossed paper
  • deckle-edge paper, self-made paper etc
  • black paper goods
  • dusty colours, for example green.
  • mustard yellow, forest green
  • deep, dark colours such as Bordeaux
  • blues, gold, créme, brown...
  • Pompompurin, Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Tuxedo Sam
  • Sanrio and San-X in general
  • cute or funny mascots in general, can be from small businesses
  • colourful stamps, bright is fine here cause they're small. I especially like the colourful art on stamps from Mongolia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia and Japan
  • disability themed stamps, autism, Paralympics etc
  • LGBTQ+ themed stamps, for example the Pride stamps from Ireland or Greece 2021
  • modern musician stamps such as the 2021 Freddie Mercury stamps from Niger and Central Africa
  • artful animal stamps, for example 2007 Latvian fox set or the 2018 Arctic Animals from Guinea
  • Chinese stamps (e.g. disability, 1983 world communication year)

Animals:

  • birds
  • cats
  • deer
  • cows
  • snakes
  • rats
  • bears
  • woodland animals
  • etc.

For tea swaps:

Herbal preferred. I'm fruity indeed, but fruit teas specifically give me heart burn. So no fruit teas, please. :)

I hope this helped somewhat. You can message me if you'd like to know anything else.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful and informational birdie card as well as the wonderful note and extras. I will write to you to try to answer all your questions about the Alutiiq peoples. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
shreve rated for AAHMPC: Blackout Poetry PC- June on Jun 27, 2024
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Comment: Wow!! this PC is amazing. Love how you doodled the background with all these great drawings. It is like a hidden picture and I find something new every time I look. And your note was lovely as well. And I love the typewriter on the back!! The whole thing is amazing!! thank you:)
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Comment: WOW! What a sonic journey! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing your music!
bblue rated for Some love for ad cards #2 on Jun 9, 2024
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Comment: I love how you wrote on the back of the card with the different "fonts" and how the writing loops around! It looks great
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Comment: Thank u for ur wonderful playlist!! :D
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Comment: OMG, thank you so much for your amazing playlist(s). I can't wait to listen to them after my exams(-:
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Comment: What a wonderful sticker-slapped pc!!! You've created an artwork, really! Thanks a lot 💜 und vielen Dank für deine gelungene Teilnahme an meinem Swap 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully decorated envelope and chatty letter with your list. It reminds me of when a friend of mine and I would write back and forth in journals and swap when we saw each other. I'm going to message you my email for the Spotify list, unless you want to share it with me on IG. My list also had Peter Murphy and Bauhaus, but different songs. And, omfg do I agree that ticking clocks are intolerable! I turned off the chime on my mom's old mantle clock because that is NOT my kind of evidence of time passing. 🦇
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Comment: So many songs, AND Dr Who! Amazing!
debbiespoms rated for Song Association #1 - Love on Sep 17, 2023
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Comment: Thanks Lydia for your awesome selection of songs! I really loved going through them and listening to all ! What fun it was!
Manonroberts rated for Song Association #1 - Love on Sep 17, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for sharing these songs - some songs are new to me, but I also regularly listened to Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Taylor Swift when I was a teenager :)
mysmashbooklife rated for Song Association #1 - Love on Sep 17, 2023
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Comment: I did not know HIM used the word Love so many times. Thank you for the songs!
MCGalaxy rated for Email song swap on Jun 19, 2023
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LadyGuenevere rated for Profile Comment Haiku on Feb 27, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun and clever haiku! Little comments like this one always make me smile! :D - Alayna <3
BobaBarb rated for International Washi Samples on Feb 19, 2023
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Comment: thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist on the postcard :0)
BTim rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #4 on Feb 9, 2023
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Comment: Double the selections! Enough to make a Spotify playlist! Fabulous discovery time! Thank you!
findeerror rated for Musical Scavenger Hunt PC #4 on Feb 9, 2023
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Comment: Wow, wow, wow... great card, great 'battle of the bands' playlist, great stamps!! Love it, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for your great postcard. I appreciate the time you took to read my profile and draw pictures. So cute and thoughtful. Take care and be happy!
Cindymt rated for For the Newbies #12 on Feb 5, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing, joining my swap, and for the kind words! Also, the extras a re so cute!

Rating Overview

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Comments

theshyone on Feb 9, 2023:

Of course it messed up this cute face... (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡ (sigh) So here it is again, cause I wanted you to know how excited I was to receive your letter and write you back (ᗒᗨᗕ)

theshyone on Feb 9, 2023:

I got your letter today and was absolutely delighted!!! It tickled me to no end and I had such a wonderful time reading it and getting to know you better (^‿^) Also, your goodies were too, too cute! Thank you for cheering up my day, nay, my week and I cannot wait to start writing your reply letter! (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

MWMBpageants on Jan 28, 2023:

I hope You don/t mind;
I've made you some Slams. Some Crams.
Other Swap-y Things.

Sorry my Haiku is SO LATE!! I struggled to get this photo embedded in the comment!! Also I hope you don't mind that I've made you a ton of Slams and Decos and stuff.... I have already sent out a handful!!
Sending Love and Positivity !!

sgjolinar on Jan 23, 2023:

Profile Comment Haiku:

Let your pride flag fly
Celebrate our awesomeness
You know they jealous!

SGJolinar

heidiblooms on Jan 22, 2023:

John and Hank Green bros
Don't forget to be awesome!
Learning something new

I saw you like the Greens and thought I'd do a little haiku around that!
Profile Comment Haiku

Millia on Jan 22, 2023:

Hi! Here's a simple dream of mine in a form of a haiku:

I dream of softness:
gentle colors, quietness and
endless cups of tea

Profile Comment Haiku

erinhayden on Jan 22, 2023:

(Profile Comment Haiku)

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