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Lotusemilia

Lotusemilia
Date Joined: October 16, 2018
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: November 22, 1993
Country: Finland
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About Me

Hi!!!

Emilia here, 29 years old.

I live in Jyväskylä, Finland, with my small cat Mana, a mixed tabby. I'm really into art, books and video games. I also like folktales/-outfits a lot, and stuff like archery/martial arts/music/folkstyle art etc.

I love learning languages, but I have a bad memory, so I can only fluently speak Finnish and English right now. I have studied Swedish and German, so you can write simple things in those as well! I read both better than I speak them though, so don't expect fluent answers, haha. I dabble in other languages but don't speak any well enough to hold a conversation yet.

I spent my exchange study in Universiteit Utrecht in 2016, and I miss the city greatly since there hasn't been a chance to revisit yet, so I'm always happy to receive any Dutch teas, foods, etc. Nijntje (Miffy) related things are always welcome :')

NOTICE!!

FOR SWAPPERS OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION: If you're sending anything bigger than a regular letter (or anything edible) from outside the European Union, please fill out a customs form for your shipment stating the contents and value of what's inside! If you don't, it will likely get stuck at the toll station and I'll have to pay to get it moving again. They've made the rules more strict, and it's happened a few times already.

I'll happily resend things if asked, just let me know! The mail in Finland is sloooow (currently mail is delivered 2-3 days a week), so please contact me before rating if you don't receive your mail for some time. Similarly, mail takes a while to get here a lot of the time, so I tend to wait extra before hassling my partners about resends. I rate things the day I receive them.

My roommate is also a swapper so if you get the same address from both of us, that's not an error :D We were already swapping separately before we moved in, so we keep it like that, rather than a shared account.

Music

I listen to a lot of music from many genres. But my favorites are folk, pop/rock, indie, and soundtracks/musicals. A good music video is well appreciated, and I like to hear lyrics that make me feel something, whether it's for myself or for a character playlist I'm making. Powerful vocals and/or music that makes you feel pumped up is great!

Example bands I really like:

CoCo and the Butterfields • Florence + the Machine • Fleet Foxes • Poets of the Fall • Celtic Woman • Fall Out Boy • NAVIBAND • American Authors • Värttinä • Ninja Sex Party • Hozier • Royal Republic

Books

Generally I don't give a crap about "classic must read's", and just go with what I like, but I am a book hoarder from thrift shops. I'm open to many genres if it's suggested to me, but usually I mostly read fantasy, such as:

Lord of the Rings • Legend of Drizzt • The Dark Tower • Discworld • Shades of Magic • The Witcher • The Locked Tomb

Outside of fantasy I like Jane Austen, books about old folk traditions and mythical creatures, lesbian romances, and books about cultures, myths and events around the world. Less so about war, battles don't interest me that much.

If it's a book with a female protagonist that isn't all about loving some random guy she just met and who's so mysterious, it's got a pretty good chance to be good with me. Add magic themes, drama and humor, and you're spot-on. Avoid suggesting love triangles if you can, those are exhausting.

I'm also really into comics, for example

Sandman • Saga • Dragon age comics (and books!) • Moomins • Tiger, Tiger, etc. I grew up reading Donald Duck comics so those hold a special place in my heart.

Crafts

I enjoy anything I can get really hands-on with, so pockets of all kinds are always appreciated, and fun surfaces that i can run my fingers on to feel it. I try to recycle parts of the decorations I receive in my crafts if I can. Recently I've started learning crocheting and I draw a lot in my free time, both digitally and on paper. I like stickers, colorful and cute, naturalistic or fashionistic pop-culture, for example.

I really like natural color shades, but I'm a fan of all colors, as long as there's a lot of it or it's used in a cool way! Favorites are yellow/orange and green. I adore paintings made into postcards. I'm especially a fan of Helene Schjerfbeck, Martta Wendelin, and Gustav Klimt's art.

I like ATC's but I get really exhausted making them nowadays so I'm taking it lighter with them for now. I make a mix of watercolor and paper collabs, and I am happy to receive any kind of cards myself! Fantasy themes and bright autumny colors are my favorites.

TV and other things

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I adore animation and musicals! Anything with a good captivating story outside of just romance is a sure way to catch my attention, and strong song&dance sequences are the best! (think Broadway type music. I saw Lion King on Broadway once and cried like a baby)

Podcasts:

The Adventure Zone (Balance arc, haven't listened to the others yet) • Critical Role

Cartoons:

Moomins • Krtek (Mole?) • Winnie the Pooh • Ducktales (new and old) • Disney etc. Animated movies (Brother Bear is my favorite) • Pippi Långstrump • Gravity falls • X-Men Evolution

Anime/manga:

Sailor moon • Pokemon • Azumanga Daioh • D.Gray-man • Yona of the Dawn • Brides' story • Ranma 1/2 • Fullmetal Alchemist • Tsubasa: Reservoir chronicle • Card Captor Sakura • All things Ghibli • Pandora Hearts • Made in Abyss • Jujutsu Kaisen • Trigun • Spy x Family

Teas

LIKES:

  • Absolute favorite is Black Vanilla Chai!! I don't mind if you send me multiples, I LOVE these. Same for vanilla and caramel rooibos.
  • Black, rooibos, oolong, pu ehr, chai etc. Anything you think would go well with milk, I'm a fan of milky teas.
  • Earl gray and the likes of it (=breakfast teas)
  • You can send me black christmas tea anytime of the year, I adore the taste.
  • Lemon tea! I've also learned to like ginger tea.
  • tbh, just surprise me.

DISLIKES:

  • Mint/peppermint, licorice, herbal and fruit infusions. I don't hate green tea but it's usually only good if it's got some sweet flavour to it. Green chai is a 0/10 for me.

Likes

  • Video games!! I've loved Kingdom Hearts since I was a kid. Final Fantasy (especially 10, 12, and 14) is also an old favorite. I've also fallen in love with Team Ico games, and Dragon Age is perhaps my most loved game series as of right now, alongside the Legend of Zelda (especially OoT, TP, ST, HW(the original) and BotW, but I love them all). Other than these, I am also a fan of Supergiant Games, Ni No Kuni, Pokemon, Prof.Layton, and the Persona series, among many others.)

  • Fantasy/magic

  • My favorite colors are leaf green, happy bright yellow and warm orange!
  • Women
  • Sweet snacks & all kinds of recipes
  • Animals
  • Handcrafts, both making and receiving
  • ATC's
  • Tea
  • Exploring new places and finding new sides of old places
  • Folk traditions/music/stories/foods etc.
  • Cosplay (a bit out of the hobby nowadays but I still like it!)
  • sheep-themed things (my nicknames since childhood have been sheep-related)

Dislikes

  • Rude people
  • Bugs (unless they look really cool but no closeups thanks)
  • Babies
  • Bullet journal specific things, no need for those
  • No allergies, but I dislike lychee and passion fruit with a passion (ha!), also not a fan of herbal tea infusions, green tea or teas with only fruity flavors.
  • Religious stuff that's meant to convert, but I don't mind you showing your own celebration of things, that's fun and interesting to hear!
  • lgbtqphobic/racist/offensive things.
  • Scary images (especially horror faces)
  • I don't wear makeup. Lip balms and skin/haircare products etc. are nice though.

Wishlist

• Tea and snacks from your country (remember to put a customs form on the envelope if you send these out of the EU) • Envelope decorating supplies • Rubber stamps • Ephemera/paper scrap pictures etc. • Embroidery yarn in any color • Bookmarks • Something to keep my hands busy when focusing

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the cool atcs! n_n ✨💕✨
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Comment: Thank you for the cool cards~ ✨
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Comment: Thank you~! ✨🇧🇭🐼✨
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! 🎨🖌
derakisu rated for Private Lotusemilia & derakisu on Mar 25, 2022
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Comment: You included so many cute extras, I need to get back creating mini journal pages ! You're so generous, thank you. Awww, with Daimon, I have the whole family ! It's such a beautiful ATC, with a delicate background ! Raphael turned out super well. The stance and the detailing is perfect. ^_^ He's my fav character in Soulcalibur, and although I'm crap I'm playing him, it's still plenty of fun. I just love how you linked the two cards with the gold, such a nice touch. <3
Carefreeruby rated for 🌸 Anime ATC #1 🌸 on Mar 11, 2022
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Comment: Your art is amazing! Thank you so much<3
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC's, I'm sure you had lovely holidays there :)
Keruka rated for GS : Intl ATC Any game : RC #2 on Mar 8, 2022
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Comment: So sorry I just saw I never rated for you! I believe you sent me a Cloud Strife ATC which I loved. Thank you :)
polinaVD rated for Tea For Thee # 105 on Feb 22, 2022
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Comment: Emilia, this is kinda strange... I just found out I didn't rate your mail although it was a few months ago... And I'm very sorry! I enjoyed the teas and your special envie~
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Comment: Wow I'm in awe, I would pick a favorite but I can't! I loved everything about the letter! Thank you so much we have much in common and I definitely am going to write back and start this new friendship.
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 87 on Dec 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome teas! Sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: These are some powerful stickers! Thank you. Love the extras too!
Burger1girl rated for Tea for two, yum #2 on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: I received your wonderful teas today! So excited when I saw your swap in my po box! Long travels and so worth it! Thank you so much! I love the extras, esp the leaf(which I will put in a frame with a background I will paint) So inspiring, thanks again!
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Comment: Thanks for the magical stickers! 🪄🔮🧙‍♀️🐈‍⬛
derakisu rated for GS : Intl ATC Any game : SC #3 on Nov 10, 2021
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Comment: I basically died and revived for this Volga ATC. You did an amzing job on the armour. I wish I was half as good with watercolours. It's always such an amazing pleasure to received mail from you, this time was no exception. (We end up partnered so often, we could make private swaps lol !)
Response: Haha, It's always nice to read your ratings, I'm glad you like the Atcs! And it's always great to receive mail from you too, I love your style as well! I'm certainly open for private swaps if you want to do any sometime!
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Comment: Oh, I freaked a little when I saw Marcille, I went full SQUEEE! The ATC is so beautiful, and I love the accents with the doilies.Thank you so much for taking the time to look through my list and pick a character from a series I enjoy so much. I hope you can find it, it's delightful, an odd mix of RPG and cooking.
lefroggy rated for TAC : Intl ATC Fav anime/manga #2 on Nov 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC, it is really lovely 😊 I’ve never heard of the anime, but it’s nice to know about new things.
primaveratime rated for Tea for two, yum #2 on Oct 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much !!
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Comment: Thank you so so much :)
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Comment: Kiitos paljon tarroista!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 347 6 7
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Comments

CANNEKCUL on Apr 15, 2021:

I am so glad that the resend finally arrived. I hope that I didn't send a duplicate of the one that you received while the re-send was on its way. Enjoy!

papercraft70 on Apr 13, 2021:

I am glad the mail reached you safely. I wish you happy swapping and have a good day ahead. Papercraft70❤️

captkristi on Oct 16, 2020:

Happy 2 years on SwapBot!! Super happy to have you here!!!

Artistic on Oct 8, 2019:

So glad you got and like your Open When packet of letters. I had fun putting it together for you. Enjoy!

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