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ultracinematik

ultracinematik
Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: August 10, 2022
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Would you like to receive a RAK (random act of kindness)? Send me your address in a private message, and I'll look at your profile for ideas! Sending me a message for an RAK doesn't guarantee you'll get one, but if you don't send me your address it does guarantee you won't get one!

:5 Blank Postcards to Five Partners August swap, all envelopes were returned to me for additional postage, and weird amounts of additional postage. I took them in to the post office and they couldn't figure out why they were returned to me either, and thought the amounts made no sense. They assured me that they will go out today without the need for the additional postage. I apologize for the delay. (8/9/22) "whoever did this is a douchebag!" -clerk:

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. πŸ’Œ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. βœ”οΈ

I welcome handmade items. 🎨

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, and other postal and paper crafts. βœ‚οΈ

Β‘Avid! postal swap participant. πŸ“¬

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow.

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal injury, degenerated disks and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues. Unless you can relate, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.πŸŽ₯πŸ“·

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, green/plant/animal witch. Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, crows, black+red+white together, ghosts, bats, cats, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, bioluminescent critters. Gnomes and mushrooms. Botanical. Ferns. Redwoods. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‡πŸ‹πŸ¦¦πŸ™πŸͺ΄πŸ„

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. πŸ“·

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. β˜•

My grandma made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. πŸš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. πŸ›Έ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! πŸ¦‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an old person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. πŸƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. πŸŒΊπŸ—Ώ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to 🚫 cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds 🚫, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?πŸ«–πŸ΅

I am not a girly girl. I've never used cosmetics. I am too low maintenance for that. No frills. No hustle culture. No girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam.

🚫 I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I have many allergies, so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist and am not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. 🚫

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden has been a favorite since I first began to read as a tiny tot. I've read Jane Eyre countless times. The Griffin and Sabine series makes me giddy. Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus was excellent enough to warrant a re-read.

Read in June22: Selma Blair's Mean Baby, Michelle Zauner's Crying in H-Mart, The Book of Form and Emptines by Ruth Ozeki, Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss.

Read in July22: another Ruth Ozeki title, A Tale For The Time Being, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, A Line in the Dark, also by Malinda Lo, You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy.

Read in August22: Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig (8/3/22). Finished That Woman Next Door by Harper Bliss (8/4/22). Finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman (8/7/22). Finished The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton (8/8/22). Started Quiet by Susan Cain.

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children and True Stories are my top favorites. Wes Anderson and Sophia Coppola.

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)

Ratings

Shellyr rated for AMA: Always Abstract #1 on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: I love your abstract work. The swirls make it more interesting. Thanks.
tatntole rated for HMPC: Botanical love - August on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: I love what you did on this watercolor postcard, thank you.
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Comment: This is definitely oversized! Thank you. Happy Swapping and see you on the Bot!
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Comment: Thanks for the mix of PC's I love the Buckingham Palace one!
wolfeagle rated for CR: Postage Stamp ATC/PC on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you. Lovely PC, and so is the quote.
sleepykitty rated for NYUP USA Only #82 on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the hilarious Jack Handey postcard! I hope your cat's health is stable -- I know how hard it can be to manage a fur friend's health. I wish you the best of times with her.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards, stickers and extra washi! ❀️ i loved everything.
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies
Fabriqueen rated for Cat Paper Craft on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling kitty stationary set and the cute stickers! I love it! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: This chunk is SO COOL 🌴 🐠 I don't swim either, but I love the beach and the ocean πŸ’œ Speaking of love, the stickers and washi in your PC are wonderful! Thank you for a fantastic swap~
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Comment: tHANK you for the super pretty n' cool postcard.....front and back! It was so thoughtful of you to add all those stickers! Love, luv, loVe!
Myself333 rated for NYUP USA Only #82 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the laugh I got from your postcard, and for the kind words!
mle rated for Rainbow handmade (Post)card on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I really liked the postcard!
tatntole rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#4 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Great postcard, thank you.
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Comment: I love the selection you sent! Can't wait to use them.
LadyJo rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap and the extras! England would be fun to visit, as too many other countries!
squince rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice#1 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Cute! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies that you sent. They will certainly be useful for a journal. Take Care!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Halloween Washi tape and items. I love Hocus Pocus and Halloween. I do like the idea of 31 postcards on 31 days. That sounds fun, I would sign up for it, thank you again
theshyone rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #18 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Kat, as per usual, your swap was adorable and made my day! First, the little doggo stationery was tooooo cute! Second, the PCs you sent were sublime, I just really loved them all, thank you. Third, I got the biggest chuckle out of The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose. Oh my goodness! So funny :D

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Comments

DPClamavi on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you very much for the amazing RAK ! Your mail and kindness totally made my day β™₯β™₯β™₯

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say

hi

From Cheap Postage Group:)

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

nanadiana on Jul 3, 2021:

Thank you for adding the links to the places you groups that you write to. I will check them out! Have a wonderful day!

Rainydancer on Jun 22, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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