[identity profile] ilkimieli.livejournal.com
Name: Niina, but I have a problem with names - I don't see how I'm supposed to identify with a string of letters my parents chose for me without even knowing me yet.

Age: Turned 24 on January 11th.

Location: Kajaani, Finland... from which you may conclude that English isn't my native language and thus I'm prone to making mistakes.

How do you identify?: I'm... queer? Can I just say queer? 'Cause I don't like to further categorize myself because everything is fluid. A year ago I thought I was going to transition but now I'm not so sure. Assigned female at birth, lived as a girl most of my life, but have always felt uncomfortable in that role. When it comes to sexuality, well, I'm married to a man but I tend to think of myself as panromantic and kinda sorta asexual. Not 100 % asexual but somewhat.w

Interests/hobbies A myriad of things!

  • Gardening! I started a gardening school last autumn, but due to my mental health issues (clinical depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorder) I had to give it up.

  • Interior decorating! Once upon a time I wanted to turn it into a career, but really, I'm not good enough at it to even consider it.

  • Professional organizing! I'm just getting started on that career. I blog about it, and I'm currently overjoyed that my website is the fourth in Google when you Google my name!

  • Cats. I and my husband have one. A black boy called Hiili ("coal" in English).

  • Dogs. We have one, too. A Siberian husky girl called Voltti ("volt" or "somersault" in English).

  • The Internet. Obviously. I have blogs (yes, plural; I have an interior decorating blog, a plant blog, a Tumblr blog, a professional organizing blog...

  • Astrophysics and astrobiology. I'm terribly at physics and biology, especially physics, but I find it interesting.

  • Playing Skyrim and The Sims 4 (on Xbox 360 and PC, respectively). That's our hobby, really: we sit on the sofa, I spend time online and my husband plays Skyrim, and then we switch. (My husband plays a lot more games but I haven't gotten interested in, say, Lara Croft games.)

  • Reading. I'm currently reading about Feng Shui to incorporate that into my professional organizing business. Because the more I learn, the better I can serve my clients.

Favourite books: I've read a huge amount of books (learned to read at the age of four, so that's twenty years of reading for me) and it's always super difficult for me to choose a favorite. But The Lord of the Rings has stuck with me the longest, plus the Potter series, and everything by Jodi Picoult. I'm a writer myself, and I try my best to read as many different kinds of books as possible.

Favourite films: I'm not too into movies. But I've loved The Lord of the Rings, American History X, Fight Club, Klass, Zero Day, and a bunch of documentaries. What's that one in which ducklings jump from the tree? That scene is ADORABLE. I want to rewatch it.

Favourite music: My Last.fm will tell you more.

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, mostly, since I'm kinda poor and can't afford to send packages overseas. At least not too often.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone who thinks we might have something in common. I'm not too into the whole "you must be between x and y years old" thing because I don't think age is all that matters in a friendship.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: No preference. As long as your English is understandable, I think we're good to go.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Anything's cool. Except liquorice.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Umm. I would like a letter talking about what's up in your life, with a bunch of random observations of the world and yourself, plus something that would be easy for me to reply to. Like direct questions.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I tend to be SUPER awkward at first, so... I'm sorry if I end up scaring you. XD Also, this Journal is only in Finnish so if you're looking to friend me, you'd better learn Finnish. ;)

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[identity profile] sinipiika.livejournal.com

Name: Katja

Age: 25

Location: Tampere, Finland (In Northern Europe, Scandinavia.)

How do you identify?: At the moment, I identify as non-binary. It's a pretty recent realization and I'm not sure what it means regarding my sexual identity, yet.

Interests/hobbies: I read a lot of fiction and also some books on society, gender studies, queer studies, literary history and literary theory. I play classical music and sing in a feminist choir. I'm very much into Postcrossing, which is sending postcards to strangers around the world, but I also really like receving mail from people I actually know. I'm interested in literature, gender studies, queer studies, queer theory, Ireland and many other things. I'm in some fandoms, e.g. Harry Potter, BBC Sherlock and Lord of the Rings. I drink a lot of tea and use most of my little amount of extra money on books and tea.

Favourite books: The Harry Potter series (I'm a huge fan!), Oscar Wilde's work (especially his plays), Emma Donoghue's novels, Sarah Water's novels, Donna Tartt's The Secret History, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Of course the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Wilslava Szymborska's poems. Stephen Fry's novels, especially Making History. For Finnish writers: Pirkko Saisio and Johanna Sinisalo are my favourites. Recently, I have been reading and enjoying Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, J.K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy, Tove Janssons' Moomin stories and Jonas Gardell's Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar -series (about people with AIDS in Sweden in the 80s). I'm very interested in hearing about your favourite books and authors!

Favourite films: I have seen a lot fewer films than read books... The Man in the Iron Mask is one of my all-time favourites. Wilde, where Stephen Fry plays Oscar Wilde is phenomenal. V for Vendetta, Apollo 13 and The Lord of the Rings movies. I'm quite excited about the Hunger Games movies.

Favourite music: I'm not sure if I have a genre I prefer over all others. Recently I have been listening to Disco Enseble, Gossip, Gogol Bordello, Clann Zú and System of a Down.

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters and postcards! Snail mail, preferably. I can also send (and wouldn't mind receving) samples of tea or candy.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone, really. I'd love to talk to people outside the gender binary, but seriosly, if anyone answers my introduction, I'll be thrilled!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any country.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: No, I can't really think of anything, besides the obvious ones, like hate mail or very unkind messages, or sexual content without any negotation about it.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Well, possibly both a postcard and a letter, filled with your thoughts about literature, music, art, gender, your life and anything you wish to tell me. Perhaps also a bag or a few spoonfuls of your favourite tea for me to sample while reading what you have written.

Anything else you'd like to add?: If you are shy about giving me your home address, we can also exchange emails first! Or I can give you my address first, or we can become FB-friends or anything that makes you comfortable. If you are not into writing long letters, postcardfriends are highly appriciated, too! Contact me here or on my email (sinipiika@outlook.com). Oh, and my journal here is only in Finnish, so although I'd love to read your entries, mine won't make much sense to you if you don't speak Finnish.

[identity profile] mieystrapurore.livejournal.com
Name: Fei

Age: 26

Location: Melbourne, Australia (but soon moving back to Bay Area, California)

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) gaysian, queer wom*n of color, androgynous

Interests/hobbies: Environmental science, sustainability, vegetarianism, urban gardens, sustainable agriculture, wanderlust, traveling, jazz, indie folk music, music, guitar, acrylic painting, collaging, street art, letter writing, building communities, activism, volunteering, reading, cooking, baking, Chinese, self identity, places between places, collecting quotes, stories, road trips, gender bending, LGBTQ rights, womanism, race issues, social justice, food justice

Favorite books: Ishmael, Deep Economy, Eaarth, Gun Germs and Steel, Short History of Everything, Handmaiden's Tale, Otherland, the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (anything by Murakami), Good Omens, Tuesdays with Morrie, Master and Margarita, the Lost Continent, Blink, His Dark Materials, Redwall, Incarnations of Immortality, The Alchemist, The White Tiger, The Book Thief, American Gods, Little Bee, Middlesex, Omnivore's Dilemma, Just Food, Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, What is the What, This Bridge Called My Back, Asian American Dreams, Sister Outsider, Daring Greatly, The Night Circus, Harry Potter and many more. I love reading.

Favorite films: Princess Mononoke (and others by Miyazaki), Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Serenity, Into the Wild, Forrest Gump, Prisoner of Azkaban, V for Vendetta, Garden State, Across the Universe, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 10th Kingdom, Star Trek (2009), Pan's Labrynith.

Favorite TV: Bones, Firefly, Glee

Favorite music: Love jazz and indie folk. Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Hiromi, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Yo-Yo Ma, the Xx, Stars, Iron and Wine, Beatles, Great Lake Swimmers, Grizzly Bear, Elliot Smith, Beirut, Nick Drake, Moby, Midlake, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzalez, Junip, Good Asian Drivers, Melissa Li

What would you like to send/receive?: Snail mail is all good, I'm big into sending arts stuff! Am also looking for new LJ friends!

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Whomever! Anyone who identifies as QPOC would be awesome!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere!

Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm finishing up grad school and am moving back to CA (where I'm originally from) soon. It's a new chapter in my life and I'm pretty excited about all the new possibilities. This is my second time doing this, the first time being when I graduated from college, so I think it's fitting to connect with some new folks.
[identity profile] write-in-red.livejournal.com
They say the 3rd times the charm. I have had penpals twice before; but one abandoned LJ and the other has been super busy, so…here we go

Name: Machelle

Age: 27 - it was a painful reality check to realize after this year I would be closer to 30 than 20…sigh…wrinkles are eminent…

Location: Oklahoma

How do you identify? (sexuality/gender) I don't see the point in labels, but if I did it would be bisexual

Interests/hobbies: I love to read, write, doodle, watch my favorite old TV shows on dvd *cough*Golden Girls*cough*, and listen to music. I also go through crafty phases every now and then; I can crochet, knit, sew, and make bead jewelry. I love taking pictures and scrapbooking. Oh! and movie quotes, my love for movie quotes should probably have its own bullet point.

Favorite books: Quite a few classics, but most are from Medieval to Renaissance literature. I love to read and the listing is crazy long, so here are a few that are in my “To Read” or “Reread” pile: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Perks of Being a Wallflower; Pride & Prejudice; Lover At Last; Prince of Thorns; Game of Thrones; Born in Fire; House of Leaves; City of Bones; Cinder; the Replacements; Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea; I, Robot; Odd Brother; Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Wicked; White Queen. You can imagine my bedside table…lol. I read just about everything; and the invention of smart phones and tablets have saved me considerable money in chiropractor bills…lol.

Favorite films: Well, to start out, I collect lots of Disney or animated movies from when I was younger. My favorite is Beauty & the Beast; and then the list goes to Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Emperor's New Groove, the Aladdin trilogy, Aristocats, and Anastasia, so on and so forth…

My non animated movies favorites include: Noises OFF! <--best movie ever... Avengers; Skyfall; Iron Man 3; the Fast & Furious series; Last Holiday; Red Eye; Batman trilogy; LOTRs; Matrix movies; the Rush Hours; Sister Act; all Star Trek movies, old and new; Two Weeks Notice; The Holiday; Secret Garden; Little Princess; Murder by Death; Clue; Ten Inch Hero; Ocean's 11…the list continues

I love old school movies: Gidget; any Doris Day movie; Yours Mine and Ours, the one with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda; White Christmas; Movies with Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Cary Grant, or Rock Hudson; All of the Three Stooges episodes

I will quickly say that Sherlock and Golden Girls are my two favorite shows; and I also believe Joss Whedon to be a god among men. So other TV shows I like: Charmed; Buffy; Angel; Fraiser; House; Law & Order, all variations; the Good Wife; Lost Girl (omg!); Glee; Chicago Fire; Switched at Birth; NCIS; Supernatural; Smallville; Xena; Hercules; Will & Grace; Reba; Sons of Anarchy; White Collar; Bones, Dick Van Dyke show, I Love Lucy, the Monkeys, Bewitched…la la la

Favorite music: Who can pick? I listen to just about everything, no really…Country. Pop. Hip Hop. Rap. Trance. Classical. some Techno. Lots of Gregorian Chant. Musicals. Soundtracks. Also note that I need new music from the following: Florence & the Machine, Drake, Adele, Bullet for my Valentine, and the last one escapes me…but if you are in touch with any of these people, or their agents, please let them know of my need for new CDs ASAP. I would greatly appreciate it, thanks.

What would you like to send/receive? Emails. Letters. Postcards. Pictures. fun stuff.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from? Pretty much anyone 18+

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to? Oh anywhere would be exciting as long as you speak English; unless you also speak French because I'm trying to learn...lol.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive? (eg. "food/candy with nuts") I am opposed to pretty much any food stuff.

What would be in your dream letter or package? The getting of a letter or email just makes me smile; so consistent responses would be awesome. I’m not talking about every day, though we can do that if we go the digital route; but I would like to keep this going for a while. I miss the daily, weekly, or monthly doses of happiness I get just from knowing someone took the time to reach out to me.

Anything else you'd like to add?: On my last post I had a random rant here about Youtube not having a repeat button; but that has since been fixed by someone who is unknown to me, but to whom I am forever indebted. If you type the word repeat inside the URL like this --> www."repeat"youtube.com/url without the " " it should repeat the video for you! Genius, huh?

Also, I'm a ginger. I thought I would give you fair warning in case you were worried about your soul.
[identity profile] shaneish.livejournal.com

Name: Shane

Age: 22

Location: Michigan, USA

How do you identify?: Asexual/Aromantic. Aesthetically attracted to any gender. Genderqueer on the ftm spectum.

Interests/hobbies: Writing, Reading, Music, Movies, Anime (sometimes), Social Justice

Favourite books: The Harry Potter Series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stephen King, The Wizard of Oz Books, Roald Dahl, to name a few. I'm happy to share my GoodReads accounts, if you'd like to friend me there.

Favourite films: Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki.

Favourite music:
Florence + the Machine, Regina Spektor, Bruce Springsteen, Emilie Autumn, Billy Talent, Imagine Dragons, Ida Maria, Marina & the Diamonds. Again, I'd be pleased to share my LastFM account to anyone who's interested.

What would you like to send/receive?: Snail Mail, email, or postcards.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere!

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Nothing I can think of.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A thoughtful letter. A poem or short story. A mix cd. Postcards. A touristy item from wherever you're located.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I'd also love to add LJ friends, and chat on Skype or Yahoo IM. Oh! And I've got social anxiety disorder, depression, and I get chronic migraines. If anyone wants to talk about those things as well, that would be great.

[identity profile] eveningmoon.livejournal.com

Name: Vesper

Age: 21

Location: Michigan, USA

How do you identify?: I'm an aromantic asexual genderfluid queer.

Interests/hobbies: Writing fanfiction/original fiction, photography.

Favourite books: Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stephen King, The Hunger Games, The Chaos Walking Series, to name a few

Favourite films: Pan's Labyrinth is my favorite movie of all time. I also like The Orphanage, anything by Miyazaki, and Quentin Tarantino films.

Favourite music: I'm a huge Regina Spektor fan. Florenec + the Machine is amazing. I love Emilie Autumn.

What would you like to send/receive?: Snail-Mail, Email, Postcards.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone! :)

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere! :)

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Nothing that I can think of at the moment, besides the obvious.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: I don't really know.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Feel free to add me as a friend, even if you don't want to be pen-pals.

Picture (optional):

[identity profile] unrvld-wrds.livejournal.com
Name: Alexis
Age: 18
Location: West Virginia
How do you identify?: Female; Somewhere between Lesbian and Pansexual
Relationship: Single

Interests/hobbies: Eating, living, breathing, staying up late, texting, fingernail polish, glitter, arts and crafts, doodles, learning, baking, coloring, singing, winter, writing, reading.

Favorite books: I LOVE to read. I love pretty much everything by Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen. Twilight, Pretty Little Liars, Killing Britney, Lolita, Derailed, The Lovely Bones, A Child Called It, Boy Meets Boy, How They Met and Other Stories, Keeping You a Secret. I always welcome book recommendations!

Favorite shows: Pretty Little Liars, The Mentalist, Law and Order:SVU, CSI (all of them), Criminal Minds, Royal Pains, Psych, Switched at Birth, South of Nowhere (even though it's no longer on tv ): )

Favourite music: Panic! At the Disco will always be my favorite band, but other than them I like: Adele, Chris Brown, Cobus Potgieter, Demi Lovato, Drake, Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Javier Colon, Kanye, Kraddy, Lights, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, Liz Gillies, Ariana Grande, Maddi Jane, Maroon 5, Patrick Stump, Selena Gomez, T.I., Tchaikovsky, Travie McCoy, Trey Songz, ZZWard.

What would you like to send/receive?: Lengthy letters, stickers, cute little things you find, things that remind you of me, things that'll remind me of you.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I'm open to anyone, really. Age, sexuality, gender, none of that matters to me, as long as we get along!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to: I'm an almost broke first year college student, so if we take the snail mail route, then it'll have to be within the US only. But if we email, you can be from anywhere.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Something that means something, either to you or to me. I want to get to know you, your faults and the beautiful things that make you, you!

Anything else you'd like to add?: Please remember, I'm in college. It might take me a day or two, or even a week to get back to you. If it'll take longer than that, I'll let you know via email or something. We can text, if that's your thing. I also have a tumblr (singlikethedovesx.tumblr.com). If you're interested, message me on my gmail: asmoudy@gmail.com
[identity profile] wwjrodw.livejournal.com
Name: Jay

Age: 18

Location: Bay Area, California, USA

How do you identify?: I'm a totally genderqueer person faab but I want a male body? But I still identify as genderqueer. As for sexuality asexual and tots panromantic.

Interests/hobbies: Art, drawing, reading, playing flash games, hanging with my pets, uhm 3-D puzzles? I really like to play video games and art games and dungon crawlers yeah.

Favourite books: Just about all of Douglas Adams books, Ender's Game, basically whatever I am reading at the moment. Oh and also the Delicate Dependency. OH! and Gender Outlaw and Gender Outlaws.

Favourite films: I don't really have any. Better then Chocolate, Oh that one with the boy and he wants to be a ballarina! I forget the name,

Favourite music: emotional stuff, Pink Floyd, other stuff!!

What would you like to send/receive?: mail, gifts, whatever you want, if I like you I might send you a painting of mine possibly, I do abstract and figurative stuff with tons of color, and if you send me a picture I might paint/draw it yep yep!

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Someone who doesn't hate me. Anyone who is interested in reading about my life I guess.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: As long as you speak English, as I don't speak any language other than English.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts")
Hate, death threats, stuff like that.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: awesome drawings (even if you're not an artist) with cool stuff. Or something.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I will probably be mostly updating you about my life, but I'm up for talking about anything! And if you want to message me online thats cool too!

Picture (optional):
[identity profile] kinky-carter.livejournal.com
Name: Kaily (kay-lee)
Sex: Bi-Female
Age: 24
Birthday: July 16, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Dragon
Location: Northern California
E-mail: be_still_my_heart106@hotmail.com
Main Interests: Drawing, reading, writing (poetry, fanfics, letters), collecting, anime, manga, supernatural/paranormal, myths/folklore, theology, vampires, yaoi/yuri, video games, art, and photography.
Who are your favorite bands/singers?: Snow Patrol, Maroon 5, Gackt, Hyde, Utada Hikaru, Aucifer, Taylor Swift, Akon, TI, Rihanna, Eminem, Kelly Clarkson, HIM, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Anberlin, The Beatles, Adele, 30 Seconds To Mars, Secondhand Serenade, Black Veil Brides, Vampires Everywhere, Glee Cast, and more.
Favorite Books: Twilight Series, Harry Potter Series, Interview With The Vampire, House of Night, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Tuck Everlasting, Ender's Game, The Hunger Games, The Land of Stories, and anything by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.
Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Serenity, Resident Evil Series, Dracula 2000, The Proposal, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Interview With The Vampire, Queen of the Damned, Silent Hill, The Nightmare Before Christmas, How To Train Your Dragon, Karate Kid('10), Sucker Punch, Underworld series, Enchanted, Hanna, and more.
Favorite T.V. Show: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel, Chuck, The Office, True Blood, Supernatural, Heroes, Charmed, Xena, The L Word, Bones, Dollhouse, X-Files, Star Trek, Law & Order: SVU, The Walking Dead, Terra Nova, New Girl, Whitney, The Vampire Diaries, Glee, and more.
Specifically Seeking: Anyone
What sex do you want them to be?: Doesn't matter.
What race do you want them to be?: Doesn't matter.
Where do you want them to be from?: Anywhere
What age do you want them to be?: Don't care.
Anime: Bleach, Naruto, Kamichu, Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki, Tenchi Muyo, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Code Geass, Lovely Complex, Bokura ga Ita, Vampire Knight, InuYasha, Cowboy Bebop, Prince of Tennis, Get Backers, Ai no Kusabi, Gravitation, Loveless, Rurouni Kenshin, Cardcaptors, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Fullmetal Alchemist, Blood Plus, Samurai Champloo, Gundam Wing, Genshiken, Death Note, Aoi Hana, Strawberry Panic, Sasameki Koto, Ghost Hunt, Claymore, Saikano, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Ronin Warriors, Initial D, Natsume Yuujinchou, Hellsing, Durarara, D.Gray-man, Ao no Exorcist, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi, and more.
Manga: Mars, Naruto, Bleach, Vampire Knight, Hana Kimi, Hot Gimmick, Dengeki Daisy, Honey Mustard, Sailor Moon, anything by Kano Miyamoto, and more.
Games: Final Fantasy series, Star Ocean 3, Kindom Hearts series, Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry series, Bloodrayne, Drakengard, Xenosaga, Valkyrie Profile 2, Okami, Radiata Stories, Parasite Eve, Spyro series, and Crash Bandicoot series.

Links: deviantART
[identity profile] alyssaryanne.livejournal.com

Name: Alyssa

Age: 21

Location: New Hampshire

How do you identify?: Female/Lesbian

Relationship: I’ve been in a relationship with my wonderful girlfriend for nearly three years now, so I should note that I am looking for good friends and great conversation – nothing romantic!!

Interests/hobbies: Writing poetry, photography, film, art, reading, sleeping, eating, musing, watching, listening, and anything that opens, confuses, fills or frightens my mind.

Favorite books: Though my heart lies with poetry, I do love Frankenstein, The Bell Jar, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 1984, The Things They Carried, The God of Small Things, Mercury Under My Tongue, The Catcher in the Rye, and most everything by Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Sedaris, Miranda July and more. Anything that makes me feel (again), really.

Favorite shows: I could waste the day away watching the Food Network, or any cooking show(s) in general. I can’t deny that I love dramas, such as Grey’s Anatomy, and I do love the following for multiple reasons: Work of Art, The Amazing Race, Face Off, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Modern Family, and old gems like The L Word (did it really have to leave)?

Favourite music: I go crazy for music, but tend to find myself rather conservative in what I like; I love singer/songwriters and indie/folk rock. A few of my favorites: Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Imogen Heap, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Ingrid Michaelson, Eisley, Iron & Wine, City and Colour, Bright Eyes, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Fionna Apple, Fionn Regan, Vampire Weekend, etc.

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, pictures, creative writing, musings, music/movie/books/anything recommendations, mixes, recipes, secrets, etc... I would love snail mail, but e-mail, texts, messages or the like work just fine.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I'm open to anyone, but would especially love others involved in the LGBTQ community, preferably not over 30, and if you are a female and lesbian, it’s certainly a plus, but absolutely not a deal breaker.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to: I only speak English, so primarily somewhere English speaking…mail rates are expensive, so within the USA would be great, but if you don’t mind connecting via email or other internet means, international is fine too!

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Anything and everything…dreams, hopes, secrets, happiness, sadness, pictures, artwork, poetry, music; a letter that acts as a window to your life.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I love. A lot. If you don’t really consider yourself someone who is hoping to establish a wonderful and loving connection, I may not be your girl!! 

Photo: Me!!

[identity profile] ex-swaggerd.livejournal.com

Name: Rachel

Age: 21 (22 next month!)

Location: Salem, Oregon, USA

How do you identify?: I've been known to identify as a lesbian and as bisexual over the years but have recently concluded that I am, in fact, a bi-romantic asexual.

Interests/hobbies: Writing, photography, Minecraft, watching shows and documentaries on Netflix, anthropology, history (particularly WWII), and cooking.

Favourite books: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Night by Elie Wiesel, Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell, Lamb by Christopher Moore, American Gods by Niel Gaiman, and The Hunger Games. I'm not a huge reader so discussions here might fall short.

Favourite films/shows: Pirates of the Caribbean, The Bourne Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia series.. I'm honestly not much for films. I mean, I'll watch them, but I don't go nuts over them or anything. TV shows on the other hand? Supernatural, United States of Tara, Battlestar Galactica, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Twilight Zone, Unsolved Mysteries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Big Bang Theory, Cupcake Wars, Chopped, Roseanne, Dexter, Star Trek: TOS, Veronica Mars, and Downton Abbey. =D

Favourite music: My music taste is pretty boring since I'm not the type of person who needs music to live. But I do enjoy some indie/alternative, pop (mostly 80s and 90s), and classic rock.

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, pictures, creative writing, journal entries, music/movie/show recs, music mixes, recipe exchanges, etc... I would prefer this would all be done via email for convenience and writing by hand kills my carpal tunnel.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I'm open to anyone, but I would especially appreciate asexuals and anyone within the 19 - 25 age range. All I ask is that they are consistent, open-minded, and that we have at least two things in common (always need a backup!)

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere is fine by me so long as their English is understandable. I'd especially enjoy a German or Scot. 

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Preferably nothing via snail mail.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Random discussions about anything and everything, recipe exchanges, creative writing or journal entries, music mixes, movie/show/music recommendations, rants, reviews, pretty much anything!

Anything else you'd like to add?: I do suffer from ADHD, depression, and anxiety and I am in therapy so I might talk about these things on occasion. If this makes you uncomfortable than please let me know beforehand. I don't want to be a downer for anybody!

Picture (optional):

Cut for pic! )

[identity profile] hahns-girl.livejournal.com

Name: Christy

Age: 21

Location: Scotland

How do you identify?: I’m not big on labels, but if I had to apply one I would probably consider myself a lesbian woman but I have had sexual contact with guys in the past.  Still, I am primarily attracted to other women.

About me: What to say?  I am currently enjoying the rather long summer between my third and fourth year of university.  I study law at Edinburgh, and have a bit of a love hate relationship, i.e. when it’s stuff I enjoy, I love it, when it comes to referencing essays, I hate it.  I’m generally a calm person and enjoy staying in just as much as I do going out.  I’ve never been the most confident person I know, but I do try not to be too shy.  I love animals, especially my cats, and I take waay too many pictures of them.  I enjoy going out for drinks or something to eat, especially since apart from baking cakes and making desserts, I suck in the kitchen.  I love the friends I have, but am always happy to have more.  My friends would probably describe me as a little mad, loyal and funny, which all things considered isn’t too bad! 

Interests/hobbies: Writing, reading, watching TV, going out for random excursions, going for drinks. 

Favorite books/authors: Dean Koontz, Philippa Gregory, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, Oscar Wilde, Ian Rankin, Scott Lynch, many of the classics...I’ll pretty much read anything that takes my fancy

Favourite Music:  I’ll listen to almost anything, from rock to pop, country to classical.  I play violin so I guess I have a bit of a weak spot for a gorgeous string melody.

Favorite movies/TV shows: Doctor Who, Grey's Anatomy, Rizzoli and Isles, Law and Order SVU, The Good Wife, ER, Harry’s Law, Prime Suspect, Hot in Cleveland – pretty much any courtroom/cop/medical drama, but then I also love a good chick flick (as predictable as they can be) or a comedy.

What would you like to send/receive?: Anything really.  I do have to confess, I have a bit of a love for snail mail with nice stationary and stuff but I'm up for e-mail too and would love to send postcards occasionally or little trinkets, mixed cds, handmade stuff, doodles etc. 

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone, so long as they're open minded.  Someone who likes to chat about all the random little things that make them smile and the things that interest them.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere! But I should point out that I only speak English.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Not that I can think of – just nothing too weird, I suppose. 

What would be in your dream letter or package?:  Something to make me smile, whether that’s a long letter ranting about some random little thing that bugging you, telling about something you found that reminds you of old times, or just what was going through your head when you last walked through the park, or sat in a coffee shop because it was raining outside and watched the world go by.  Maybe a few pictures, some little doodles or a trinket of some sort?

Anything else you'd like to add?:  “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” (Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own)


May. 6th, 2012 11:04 pm
[identity profile] serpents-eye.livejournal.com

Name: Catherine

Age: 19

Location: Florida/USA

How do you identify?: I'm a cis-gendered female who identifies as Panromantic/borderline asexual (grey ace). I tend to lean toward being polyamorous, but can be monogamous.

Interests/hobbies: Writing, reading, baking, cooking, drawing, painting, cycling, hiking, community living, roller skating, canoeing, kayaking, free thought, puzzles, and probably a lot more that I can't think of off the top of my head.

Favorite books: Flint, Starborn, I Am J, several unpublished books that I've had the pleasure to beta read. I can't really remember the names of many books I liked enough to make the favorites list. Mostly I like fantasy, sometimes sci-fi, an occasional western or romance.

Favorite films: The Dark Knight (and pretty much any other Batman movie I can get my hands on). The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum. Oceans Eleven, Oceans Twelve, Oceans Thirteen. Limitless. Underworld (all of them to date). Treasure Planet. How to Train Your Dragon. Happily N'Ever After. The Crow (and sequels). The Talented Mr Ripley. Catch Me if You Can. Big Eden. Tipping the Velvet. X-Men (sequels). Equilibrium. Captain America. Lucky Number Slevin. The Saint. Blood and Chocolate. Shelter. Maurice.

Favorite TV: Dexter, Sherlock,

Favorite music: Basshunter, Evanescence, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Coldplay, Owl City, etc. I also listen to classical music sometimes, but given that I only really listen to it while writing or painting, I don't really know what artists. I just turn on a classical station, or a movie soundtrack, and then paint/write.

What would you like to send/receive?: Emails.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anyone. I mostly read and write in English however. While I can read German passably well, and write it a little bit, I'm not to sure how well I would be understood, so it's probably best to keep correspondence in English. If you want to attempt correspondence in German, then by all means, but you have been forewarned.
Those are the only two languages that I speak at all.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Viruses. Seeing as it's an electronic form of communication, I don't see much else that someone could send that I couldn't just delete if I didn't like it.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Interesting conversation about common interests, or about being queer. Things that make me laugh. Or just somebody's thoughts and feelings about life in general.

[identity profile] janeanger.livejournal.com
Name: L

Age: 28

Location: Philadelphia

How do you identify?: Queer femme -- I'm in a 4-year relationship with a generally straight dude. He rules.

Interests/hobbies: Coffee-making, coffee chemistry, coffee nerdery. Photography, in particular self-portraiture. Going to see lots of live music and gathering gumption to make my own. Riding my bike as much as possible. Learning the ins and outs of opening a business opening someone else's place, because I plan to open my own in the next year. Also, scouring thrift stores and flea markets for that lovely thing I can't pass up. Collecting: Raggedy Ann and Andy things, dead things, old things with charm, jewels of the costume variety, and records that are scratched but have fabulous album art. Fashion, passably, but not mainstream things very much. I also do more than the average amount of baking.

Favourite books: How about authors instead? Jeffrey Eugenides, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Thisbe Nissen, sometimes Augusten Burroughs, Tom Robbins, Carson McCullers, Henrik Ibsen, Zadie Smith, Anita Diamant. I collect books impulsively, mostly from flea markets and thrift stores, mostly about art and artists, photography, essay collections, historical collections, feminist collections from the 90's (awesomely hilarious at times), classics that I should have read in high school or college but only skimmed to write the assignment. I love books. I would trade books, actually, if someone wanted to do that.

Favourite films: The Royal Tenenabaums (ok, all of Wes Anderson), Shortbus + Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Love Actually, all the Nova specials on Netflix, all the historical documentaries on Netflix, all of the bad crime dramas on Netflix. Revenge of the Nerds, the Harry Potters, Clerks, terrible 80s films starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack, or Jeff Goldblum, Weird Science, Labyrinth, Doctor Who (I have a problem).

Favourite music: David Bowie, Dr. Dog, LCD Soundsystem (yes, still), Ponypants, Wanda Jackson and the other ladies of rockabilly, the Carter Family, Willie Nelson, Meryl Haggard, Hoots & Hellmouth, Peaches, Neko Case, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Roky Erickson, Antony & the Johnsons, The Avett Brothers, SO MUCH MORE. Never too much.

What would you like to send/receive? Mix tapes or CDs, stickers from local businesses in your area, drawings or art that you make, letters telling me about you and your life happenings, fiction, 'zines, local independent news publications/magazines, photographs, small bits and bobbles you've found in your journeys -- basically anything.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from? Radical human beings... Probably 25+ in age, but I am not a stringent person.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to? Wherever, whenever.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive? That which might get me arrested?

What would be in your dream letter or package? Taxidermy, an awesome letter, a hand-crafted piece of jewelry utilizing found objects, a map of a town I've never been to, or basically anything. I get excited to get mail. Period. End of subject.

Anything else you'd like to add? I have a cat; her name is Booker.

This is at a work function two days ago, and no, I don't wear glasses. They were photobooth props...?
[identity profile] nerd-do-well.livejournal.com
I'm really sorry, and I know it's a pain, but, um, I managed to lose my address book somewhere in my house and I honestly have turned the damn place upside down looking for it, but can't seem to find it anywhere ;_; So I was wondering whether - if anyone still remembers me - you guys could send me your addresses/email addresses again?

S'bad luck to have a woman on board, an' all. Even a miniature one! )

Thanks so much!
[identity profile] mermaidqueer.livejournal.com
Name: Kate

Age: 17

Location: Alaska, USA

How do you identify?: Lesbian female, generally speaking. Mostly, though, I just identify as queer, which to me means that my sexuality and gender are fluid. 

Interests/hobbies: Writing photography (especially portraits), long walks, lemon water, coffee coffee coffee, activism, journaling, collage, and spirituality. 

Favourite books: The journals of Plath and Cobain, poems by Ginsberg, "Pronoia" by Rob Breszny. I read a lot of blogs too, my favorites of which are Goddess Guidebook and Gala Darling. 

Favourite films: I'm going to be lame and admit I don't like movies... At all... 

Favourite music: Motion City Soundtrack (my ex-gf got me hooked!), Lady Gaga, AFI, MCR, and Nirvana. And Ke$ha. D: 

What would you like to send/receive?: I like sending packages, letters, and CDs in the mail. So fun! 

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: A teenager who identifies as queer. That's it. I don't really care how you identify, other than that. 

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: ANY! I've had penpals in places like Germany before; anywhere is totally fine as long as you can write in English. (I;m not bilingual at all. Sadface.) 

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: No, not really. 

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A mix tape of random awesome pop-punk bands, a hand-written doodled-on letter, and a packet or two of tea. Because I love tea. 

[identity profile] aprilterrorx.livejournal.com
Name: April

Age: 22

Location: Indian Orchard, MA, USA

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Lesbian Female

Interests/hobbies: Writing, Reading, Watching movies, Watching true crime shows, Taking pictures, Shopping, Listening to music, etc.

Favourite books: There are way too many to list, but I *can* list a few! Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon, The Dollanganger Series by VC Andrews, The Logan Series by VC Andrews, The Twilight Saga, & Harry Potter just to name a few!

Favourite films: A handful I can name off: Dirty Dancing, Cry Baby, Twilight, Eclipse, Remember Me, Night of the Living Dead, The Fog; I love good old 70s/80s horror!

Favourite music: Mostly rock, although Ive been known to like other genres. & I'm a sucker for 80's music.

What would you like to send/receive?: Anything, really! I love getting mail. 

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone who's interested in being penpals!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I would absolutely love mail from the UK & possibly Japan. If you're from the US, thats okay too. :)

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Nothing that can be deemed illegal or offensive.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: I really don't know. Just getting a letter would make me happy!

Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm in a committed relationship & am engaged. So please be respectful of that. Also, I only speak & write in English. So if you dont, I'm afraid I won't be much of a penpal. :(

Picture (optional):
click to see me! )

[identity profile] ac-123.livejournal.com
Name: Allie (or AC...or Ace...or Joe...or Heyyou...or...)

Age: 19

Location: Maryland, USA, but the cities change depending on whether I'm in school or not.

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Female bisexual. Technically, I'm a romantic pansexual, but don't know for sure the actual sexual part.

Interests/hobbies: Reading, writing, music, The Sims (The Sims O_O), baking/cooking, rugby, watching soccer, television, nail polish, bikes, going to lectures, sociology and anthropology, history, etymology and mythology, things that smell nice, this list could continue but I'm stopping here.

Favourite books: I love Jodi Picoult and John Harwood novels. I will probably read anything/everything they put out (unless it's really, really shitty). The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, The Stand, Jane Eyre, Chronicle of a Death Foretold are also favorites of mine.

Favourite films: Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead, Star Trek, O! Brother Where Art Thou, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, Spirited Away...This is actually a bit of a hard list because I don't really watch movies/like-like movies. I'm more of a television girl.

Favourite music: Jason Mraz, The Killers, David Bowie, Adele, Shakira, Juanes (I really like Spanish music...I just don't understand what they're saying), Foster the People, Mika, The Ark, Fitz and the Tantrums, Vampire Weekend, Andy Grammer, Maroon 5

What would you like to send/receive?: I would really like snail mail, and if there happened to be a mixtape of some of your favorite songs or candy or little trinkets like pictures, well that would be really nice. :)

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Someone who speaks English--not in a mean way. I fail at learning languages (I've tried very hard, but it never sticks). Otherwise, I'll be happy to correspond with just about anyone. :)

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I guess the U.S. would be the easiest, but I wouldn't mind people from all over the world. (Especially the U.K.--I go there often. Or, at least I try to.)

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") I'm fine with anything not alive, dead, perishable, or smells like death

What would be in your dream letter or package?: I nice letter of any length that tells me about your day/week/month and maybe makes recommendations about music, TV, movies, etc. etc. I'm rather lonely here at school and I just want to make some nice friends.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I have shitty handwriting and I curse like a pirate.

Picture (optional):

((Do excuse the crazy bangs. I have since figured out how to control them.))
[identity profile] ex-swaggerd.livejournal.com

Name: Rachel

Age: 21

Location: Salem, Oregon, USA

How do you identify?: Female | Aromantic/self-sexual lesbian. I have no idea how it works. It just does for me.

Interests/hobbies: World history, writing original and fanfiction, reading non-fiction, thrifting, going on long walks, cold rainy days, playing with our cats, photography, watching live performances from my favorite bands online, cooking, languages, cultural and religious studies, reviewing movies and books, journalling, Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade, collecting bird feathers, animal rights, women's rights, Tarot/Oracle cards

Favourite books: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell, Hunger Games (only on the first book), Book by Whoopi Goldberg, On Writing by Stephen King

Favourite films: American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, and Foxfire (oh, the camp!), Cruel Intentions, Girl Interrupted, Whip It, The Breakfast Club, Anastasia, Finding Nemo, Memoirs of a Geisha, Almost Famous, Mi Vida Loca, etc...

Favourite music: Sigur Ros, Placebo, Kidneythieves, Azam Ali, Nirvana, Hole, L7, Mazzy Star, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Bad Company, 10 Years, Bear McCreary, tribal fusion, etc...

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, postcards, mixed CD's, other little misc. stuff that comes to my mind.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Not gender or orientation specific but someone in the 20-25 range.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere! I'm eager to meet people from all over.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Other than anthrax or music by Slayer I really can't think of anything.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A long letter with a little random knick knack or gift.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I have really crappy handwriting. It's legible but not pretty. I'm also in therapy for depression, ADHD, and a slew of other couch-worthy stuff but I won't mention it if that kind of thing bothers you. I'm also a fan of Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy, Veronica Mars, Dead Like Me, and Dexter.

Picture (optional):
Me getting my first tattoo a month ago. Sorry about the crappy pic. My computer is broken so this is all I can find on my sister's.


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