Welcome to my profile ~ current as of june 21st 2022 ~ Thank you for swapping with me :)
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 keeping it that way. I imagine I will be living in this state my whole life & that's fine with me! I work in a library and enjoy books, 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 & into 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 try to rate swaps the same day I receive them, but never more than a couple days later. If I have not rated you 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 you are flaked on provided you try to communicate with your partner and then appropriately rate them. 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 material or messages unless I specifically join a swap that calls for this or you feel we have similar beliefs & interests - thank you!
(This is a just a record for myself so I can archive the swaps.)
Brighten My Week Note Card March #4 - @clcintx88
Zazzle/Store Printed Postcard (USA) - @duamutef
- 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 you an idea of the kinds 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 souvenir sheets (specifically enjoy stamps that depict ducks, bears, big cats, other birds, animals or insects, space, and ocean themed - love stamps from Japan, Mongolia, 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/OOBEs, dreams and lucid dreaming etc) aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories or other weirdo topics, & PKD books
Odd photographs or polaroids (think weird vibes, vaguely disturbing, haunted...)
Loose playing cards with unique/interesting backs especially those related to any of my likes/interests, as well as loose tarot cards
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, space/galaxy, ancient Egypt, myths/folklore, mushrooms, animals, ocean themed, and anything else profile related.
Favorite colors: I LOVE green in any shade! I also like cool blues and purples (especially green/blue/purple together,) mustard or golden yellows, deep/rich reds, and rainbows and vibrant color schemes. 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.
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 bears, ducks, big 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!
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 (big 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, D&D (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, notebooks, notecards, numbers (4, 7 or any combination of those)
O - occult/esoteric topics, orchids, origami paper, ourosboros
P - the paranormal, parappa the rapper, Philip K Dick - author, photographs/polaroids, plants, 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 - radios/radio shows, rabbits, 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, small stuffed animals, 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
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, Benjamin, Lucky, Scoot, Pietro, Grizzly... this list could go on for a while so I'll stop LOL (I would LOVE any art, doodles, or anything Curt the bear!)
Also into Fallout, Skyrim, The Sims 3, SimCity, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, Terraria, & Slime Rancher.
I do like and have played Pokemon, but I only played the original games on gameboy (red/blue) so I am mainly interested in the first gen characters. My favorite is psyduck, but I like psychic (or ghost) pokemon 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 switch friend maybe we can play ACNH when I get one again!
- Dislikes -
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!
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 type swaps! I am willing to swap with newbies to help with getting ratings & I also love private swaps - 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'm not always good at keeping up with penpals, so 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!
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