[identity profile] ameliaingarden.livejournal.com
Name: You can call me Amelia here, real name available when letter-writing.

Age: 32

Location: Helsinki, Finland

How do you identify?: I used to identify as bisexual, but I've started suspecting I swing rather more to the lesbian end of the spectrum than I've realised, though it can be hard to say just how much more. Female, born so and identifying as such. I'm still more likely to say "girl" than "woman" about myself.

Interests/hobbies: There are ever so many! I love to read, and I adore writing, especially creative writing (mainly prose with occasional dabs at poetry and dreams about writing plays and musicals) but also any other form of putting thoughts and feelings into words. I find the world a terribly interesting place, and am fascinated by a huge amount of things, with a particular interest in history, sciences, and just observing the world and people and thinking about life. I'm quite into languages and travelling. I also love spending time out in the nature, though as I live in the city that most often means parks and small-ish bits of forest. I adore theatre and have been known to travel to other countries to see a particular musical production. I'm a tea addict. I love crocheting, though lately it's often been limited to looking at pretty patterns or starting things I don't finish. I'm also interested in environmental issues, feminism and queer issues. I love animals, but don't have any of my own at the moment.

Favourite books: There are a ton, but some favourites include books by L.M. Montgomery (especially the Emily books), Jane Austen, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Sarah Waters, Terry Pratchett, Gail Carriger, the Harry Potter books, The Count of Monte Cristo, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the Mary Poppins books, The Secret Garden, the Moomin books (am also starting to read Tove Jansson's works for adults)... I'm probably forgetting many. For a long time I mainly read older lit (especially 19th and very early 20th century), historical novels and fantasy, but lately I've been expanding more to modern literature as well, and I'm looking for new favourites. At the moment I seem to enjoy many kinds of things and can be reading Mansfield Park, Dykes to Watch Out For and some Finnish YA fantasy all in the same day. I also love poetry, and some of my favourites include Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, and some Finnish poets, especially Katri Vala, Kirsi Kunnas and Kaarlo Sarkia.

Favourite films: Frozen, Amélie, Dead Poets Society, F*cking Åmål (also called Show Me Love). I don't watch a lot of films, but these come to my mind first. I also like watching TV series, though I can only handle one or two at a time since I don't like spending that much time watching things on screens. At the moment I love BBC's Sherlock and have just gotten into Dr Who.

Favourite music: My music taste is mostly terribly untrendy and I'm mainly into classical music and musicals. I also enjoy Hayley Westenra, some film soundtracks, Josh Groban and Vienna Teng. My favourite musicals are especially European fare like Elisabeth, Mozart! and Tanz der Vampire, but I also enjoy watching plenty of other things. Spring Awakening, Les Misérables and Disney musicals might count among the musicals English-speakers also know.

What would you like to send/receive?: Mainly letters, though if we have shared interests, be it tea or poetry or whatever, we can sure also send things connected to them from time to time. Also, I've only started using LJ again, so if someone doesn't want new penpals but does want to become LJ friends, that's very welcome if we have some things in common!

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone with some similar interests, especially other bi/lesbian girls/women. Oh, and hopefully someone who's not going to be worked up if I take a while to answer. I'm only getting back to having more than one pen friend, and I don't yet know how it will go, what with having to work and all, so though I want to write letters, I don't want to feel really stressed about it. I'm kind of rambly and more likely to take some time writing a long letter than dash up a short one quickly.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Particularly Europe, but anywhere is fine. As a bonus, I'd love a chance to keep up my French and German through letter-writing.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Nothing in particular, though if you want to send tea, it's best we have first talked about what I mean by good tea. ;-)

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Just a nice fat letter filled with thoughts, life things and whatever else you want to talk about! I do love it if there's some discussion about things like books, theatre etc. in letters.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Contact either by commenting here or e-mailing amelia.in.garden AT gmail.com. And even if you come across this ad much later and feel like we should get to know each other, feel free to contact me - I'll let you know if I can't take any more penpals at the moment.

Woo!

Sep. 26th, 2012 03:58 pm
[identity profile] ex-swaggerd.livejournal.com
Name: Rachel
Age: 22
Location: Oregon, USA
How do you identify?: Asexual lesbian/female

Interests/hobbies: Photography, writing, cooking/baking, Japanese traditional arts, fashion, organizing (sup, ocd?), tribal fusion belly dance, thrifting, history, politics, animals, tea, journaling, tarot, meditation, going for walks, environmentalism, random acts of kindness

Favourite books: Dystopian, Chinese/Japanese/Asian centered books (Joy Luck Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, anything by Lisa See, etc...), YA fantasy, fairy tales, historical parody (Lamb <333)

Favourite films: Titanic, Shawshank Redemption, Bourne trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hunger Games, Easy A, Foxfire, Girl Interrupted, Cruel Intentions, The Craft, etc... I also enjoy cheesy sci-fi, stunt-crazy action, Asian horror, sappy romance, girly chick flicks, Disney/Pixar, and science/nature documentaries.

Favourite music: My music taste is all over the place. I'll listen to 90s R&B, Pop, Rock, Instrumental, Indie, Hip Hop, and even Mexican Banda Ranchera

Favourite TV shows: Torchwood, Game of Thrones, Sherlock BBC, Downton Abby, Vampire Diaries, Dexter, The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Roseanne, The Riches, Dead Like Me, Veronica Mars, Star Trek TOS, and I'm sure there are more that I can't remember.

What would you like to send/receive?: I'm hoping for some e-pals, but snail mail would be okay too. Just be warned that I may take a bit longer and my handwriting isn't the greatest due to carpal tunnel! Either way we do it, I'd love to send and receive photography, recipes, little gifts specific to our respective areas, perhaps even bits of writing if you're into that.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I'd really be up for fellow asexuals and lesbians (or ace lesbians!) to pal with. Generally speaking, I would love quirky, smart, and silly people to talk with about anything and everything we can think of.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere, but especially Europe or Mexico. I'm fluent only in English but I speak enough Spanish that it probably wouldn't be a huge issue.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Food, hateful or rude messages, and emails/letters in one massive chunk with bad grammar. Decent grammar (doesn't have to be OMG perfect) is a must.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A picture you took, a postcard, a story or poem, a recipe, bits about your life you'd like to share, conversations and friendly debates, advice, etc...

Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm in therapy and on medication for ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Make sure to let me know if talking about these things bother you so I will know to leave them out of discussions. =D
[identity profile] lady-dizzy.livejournal.com
Name: Verena

Age:
20

Location:
Bavaria, Germany

How do you identify?:
queer, gay/female

Interests/hobbies:
uhm… reading, writing, science, history, football/soccer, music, languages, astronomy, chemistry, biology, art, animals, etc

Favourite books:
Sherlock Holmes, everything written by Franz Kafka and a lot more, I generally love books and therefore have many favorites, though those change with the time

Favourite films: --

Favourite music:
The Beatles, Vienna Teng, Rammstein, Iron & Wine, Pink Floyd, Queen, etc.

What would you like to send/receive?:
I’d be happy about everything, to be honest, short letters, long letters, postcards, sweets or whatever you would like to send :)

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?:
I’d prefer gay/bisexual/queer women, to be quite honest. But anyone who’s interested is fine, too :)

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?:
I don’t care which country you are from, though please not from Germany, as I’d love to send and receive letters/whatever from different countries than my own. Also, I can only communicate in German and English, though I would actually prefer English, but both is fine

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?:
nothing I can think of (well, obviously nothing homophobic, transphobic, racist, etc.)

What would be in your dream letter or package?:
Something funny and creative, something personal and honest, a photo of your favorite place/pet/tree, a line from your favorite song, some of your favorite sweets… really, anything you can think of

Anything else you'd like to add?:
I would love to talk with someone about the whole, you know, not-being-straight thing, as I don’t really have people in my real life to talk about that, especially because I had a rather hard time coming out even to myself. But I’m also open to anything else you want to talk about, be it politics, history, gossip, you favorite band/pet/music, etc. I would also like to get to know more about your country and the area you live in, as I find such things quite interesting. Also, we could communicate via email, but I’d prefer hand-written letters or postcards, to be honest.
[identity profile] boywhocameback.livejournal.com
Name: V
Age: 23
Location: Finland

Zodiac Sign:
Sun: Gemini
Rising: Cancer
Moon: Aquarius
Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

How do you identify?:
A gentleman. Androgyne, very much in to male aesthetics anyway. Born female but never really felt like one (on the other hand how should a female feel like, then? I don't know). Like to dress in old-fashioned men's clothing. I guess I'm something in between. I have reached the state of mind where I just feel like a unique entity without any labels whatsoever. Mostly drawn to men and manly/androgyne women, but I don't think genders matter that much - I love everyone beautiful and inspiring. I'm generally not very interested in sex.

Interests/hobbies:
Travelling, hiking, solitude, silence, steam engines, film cameras, classic cars, seaweed, mysticism, found objects, tea-drinking, random activism; Swimming in the lake, making firewood, learning new things, combing through fleamarkets and antique fairs; All sorts of things. I'm a bookbinder and an exceptionally lousy painter. I wish I had more energy to paint, I still have dozens of unfinished boards from 2007 or 2008. Sometimes I just can't get myself together. Drawing, painting, arts and crafts are all part of my everyday life. Things I really need to learn: Welding, woodworking, rare languages, how to use a chainsaw.

more, more )


[identity profile] dayalives.livejournal.com

Name: On LJ I go by the name Daya, I'll give you my real name if we decide to become penpals

Age: just turned 20 :)

Location: Netherlands

How do you identify?:
(sexuality/gender) Bi female

Interests/hobbies: Books, music, blogging, photography, films (all kinds), collecting stuff, learning languages (I speak Dutch and English fluently, French a little, and I can understand some German, but i'd love to learn Italian and maybe some other languages one day), playing guitar (not very good at it though), singing and songwriting (still secretly wish to become a rockstar, haha)

Favourite books: I read all kinds of genres, but a few that hold a special place in my heart are: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Vast Fields of Ordinary, Anne Frank's diary, Harry Potter, PS I love you, Thanks For The Memories (also by Cecelia Ahern), Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert, Pride & Prejudice, and.. yes, I like the Twilight books as well, so what? In my opinion, the definiton of a good book is one that stimulates one's imagination, or makes them laugh, or cry. Most books do this to me. Sometimes I also like to read fiction or non-fiction based on famous people like John Keats, Marie Antoinette, Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn, Josephine Bonaparte, Oscar Wilde, Andy Warhol... And right now I am reading the Silverchair biography by Jeff Apter, and I really love it. If you like Silverchair, you are instantly cool to me ;)

Favourite films: I prefer to watch alternative/art films, but I don't mind watching chick flicks or action movies either. Horror/thrillers are cool too. Some favourites from my endless list: Amélie, The Butterfly Effect, Little miss sunshine, The Ring, Milk, Rat Race, I'm not there, Into the wild, Brokeback Mountain, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, 500 Days of summer, Mean girls, Magnolia, Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, White Oleander, Threesome, Let the right one in, The Royal Tenenbaums, Daybreakers, The Nightmare before Christmas, Groundhog day,  Monty Python films, and anything starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder or Ryan Gosling.

Favourite music: Silverchair, Death Cab for Cutie, Simon & Garfunkel, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, Nine inch Nails, David Gray, Damien Rice, Bayside, Imogen Heap, Patrick Watson, Linkin Park, Escape the fate, some unsigned or unknown British bands (Midgar, Spring Offensive)... as you can see I don't do "boxes", I like mostly rock but it can be mainstream as well as alternative, and loud as well as acoustic.

Favourite tv shows: Buffy, Friends,  and many British shows like Skins, QI, Never mind the Buzzcocks, Single Father, Blackadder.

What would you like to send/receive?: anything cute/surprising/funny/interesting. I like postcards and mixtapes, but who doesn't  :) IF YOU PREFER E-MAIL INSTEAD OF SNAILMAIL, THAT'S FINE BY ME

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

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: anywhere, but it's really cool if you're from the UK because I love going there and might want to live there some day.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?:
(eg. "food/candy with nuts")  porn or illegal things

What would be in your dream letter or package?: a cd with your favourite songs, a long handwritten letter

Anything else you'd like to add?: I am very open-minded, and I hope you are too :)
I am a vegetarian, but I never try to force anyone else to become one. I like shopping from thriftstores or Etsy.com. I am fascinated by (the idea of) vampires (all kinds; Anne Rice's versions as well as Stephenie Meyer's, and of course Bram Stoker's Dracula).

Whee!

Aug. 14th, 2010 02:32 am
[identity profile] jonniez.livejournal.com
Name: I usually go by Jonnie (as you can see by my awesomely-simple userpic).

Age: 20.

Location: MI, USA

How do you identify?: Male, homosexual (leaning asexual)

Interests/hobbies: I really, really, really love foreign languages (top three: German, French, and Dutch); I love music; I play flute and I compose when I have to time to (i.e. not much lately)—mainly for piano, which I ironically can't play; I write stories when I acutally have time to.

I also really like cats, yo.

Favourite books: Stephen King!, practically any book in German (and sometimes French), and also books with gay themes (mainly romance, because...well, haven't found much else). I read a lot online, actually.

Favourite films: Don't really watch movies much, at all, but I usually really like horror movies, as well as German/Germany-themed movies, Harry Potter too, for some reason. Most of the time, the way I decide to watch a movie is to ask, "Is one of my favorite actresses/actors in it?" or, "Does it look scary?" Like Saw.

Favourite music: Rammstein, Björk, lots of classical, hard rock/metal, practically anything in a foreign language (see a pattern here?), electronica, and some other stuff. Meh. I'm kind of picky about music, I love it, but not a lot of it.

What would you like to send/receive?: Snail mail would be fine, although I'd probably prefer email.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anybody who's fine with my social-ineptness, for one. And I'd really like to send/receive mail from German and French speakers (maybe even Dutch), although I don't know how many native speakers are a part of this community.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: From practically anywhere. From Germany (and France, Canada) would be really, really cool too. Although maybe time-consuming and expensive. (That's why email is so A-W-E-sum!) I guess airmail might solve that problem, though.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Can't really think of much.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A boyfriend (ha ha, I kid). Maybe music I could play; compositions would be really cool to send back and forth! Or stories to read, etc.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I am incredibly shy and bad at talking to people! But I thought that I would try this anyway, 'cause it's a cool idea and I'm usually better at writing to people than talking to them anyway. I'm a little worried about boring people (like this post, srsly, I can't leave interests and stuff to one-word descriptions, I don't know why!), so sorry if I do, I guess! D:

Picture (optional): Maybe if you ask, I'll point y'all to one/send one.
[identity profile] jonna594.livejournal.com
Name:  Jonna

Age:   22

Location Sweden, although I'm currently studying in Germany for a year 

How do you identify?:  Bisexual, though I'm leaning more to being a lesbian

Interests/hobbies:  I love to read books/fanfiction. I'm a big fan of various fandoms, too many for me to list :) Family and friends are what is most important to me. I like shopping, just hanging around and exploring new things. I like going to new places and I want to travel around the world and learn more about different cultures and languages.

Favourite books:  Harry Potter will always be one of my favourite series, I love the Millenium triology (by Stieg Larsson). I don't really have a favourite genre and often read whatever catches my fancy.

Favourite films:  Too many to even mention, but I really enjoyed The Hangover, Gladiator, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, The Millenium Triology etc.

Favourite music:  I listen to all kinds of music and don't really have a favourite.

What would you like to send/receive?:   Candy/sweets from other/my native countries!

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?:  Anywhere as long as the speak English, Swedish and basic German.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?:  Doesn't matter as long as they speak any of the above mentioned languages.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?:  Uhm, not really. As long as it's not something too nasty.

What would be in your dream letter or package?:  Funny photos : )

Anything else you'd like to add?:  I love meeting new people even if I'm a bit shy and I would love to meet/speak with people who want's to discuss their homosexuality/bisexuality etc.

Me, myself and I
[identity profile] heiligwasser.livejournal.com
Name: Barbara

Age: 24 (though friends are happy to let me know that soon it'll be a quarter of a century <.<)

Location: Austria

How do you identify?: female, bi

Interests/hobbies: Reading. Lots and lots of reading lol. Besides that, I love computer games, music, photography, writing, swimming, ice skating and watching ice hockey.

Favourite books: Almost like being in love, Changing pitches and Last days of summer - all 3 by Steve Kluger, LOTR and many more. Besides books, I like reading mangas, comics and fanfiction^^

Favourite films: The great escape, AI, Jackie Chan movies. And 'A Good Year'. Was one of the few movies were i left the cinema and had a glowy feeling about how good life can be lol.

Favourite music: I kinda like everything but techno (and even that sometimes). Love classical and pop but listen to rap etc too. Specific I'd say Queen, Josh Groban, Reinhard Mey, Linkin Park

What would you like to send/receive?: letters, pics, music... not picky lol

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Whoever wants to write to me

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Don't care

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Spinach. You send me spinach, i'll be cross. And no flowers <.<

What would be in your dream letter or package?: 1.000.000€!!! I mean, I love letters etc...but if we're talking dream letter, it'll definitely be a cheque over 1.000.000 lol

Anything else you'd like to add?: I like writing, but I have a job and school, so it wont always be very fast though I'll try my best.

Picture (optional): Don't have one at hand at the moment. I'm usually the one behind the camera so others don't bother taking some >.< - so lazy
[identity profile] ignatius-sparke.livejournal.com
Name: Beth (Hi!)

Age: 16



Location: UK

Relationship status: Single Pringle.

How do you identify?: The so-called 'fairer' sex (although the biggest tomboy you've ever met, so maybe even genderqueer)/big fat GAYLORD - I've seen Meet The Fockers recently :P - so yep. Very very gay (I intensely dislike the word 'lesbian' for some reason).



Interests/hobbies: LJ owns my life, as does my iPod; veggiemalarian (vegetarian for any non-goofballs out there); writer; photographer; guitarist; singer; non-stop talker; giggler (I laugh loudly and often); learning new languages; meeting new people *cough, hint hint, cough*; travelling; learing about new cultures (particularly Asian - Singapore, China, Japan, India, Vietnam... you get the idea); wannabe interpreter; World Cup enthusiast; Manchester City supporter; David Bowie maniac; Dave Days (I love his videos, he cracks me up); comic-reader (and occasionally drawer/writer); Freddie Mercury fangirl. I LOVE HIM.



Favourite books: I read whatever I can get my hands on. I even read the dictionary when I was seven, for wont of something better to do. I like the His Dark Materials trilogy, the Artemis Fowl books, absolutely anything by Neil Gaiman (although his collaboration with Charles Vess - Stardust - and Neverwhere are particular favourites!), Chocolat, Five Quarters of the Orange and Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell's Edge Chronicles/Muddle Earth, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, SPUD, the Georgia Nicolson series (Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging, Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas etc.) by Louise Rennison, Ballet Shoes, Chinese Cinderella, Lirael, Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire, Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown... I could go on and on.



Favourite films: Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd (I'm a total sucker for a good musical), Pirates of the Caribbean, Austin Powers, The Boat That RockedLord of the Rings, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Breakfast On Pluto, Stardust, In Bruges, Love Actually (and a sucker for a good rom-com. Love Actually is my all-time favourite movie, I think)...

 That's all I can think of for now.

Favourite music: Classic rock/rock'n'roll. The Beatles, The Kinks, AC/DC, GN'R, The Steve Miller Band, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Queen (I'm obsessed with Queen.), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard (I used to get them and Led Zeppelin mixed up, IDK why.), Van Halen, Bob Dylan, Elvis... And then Bob Marley & The Wailers, Regina Spektor, Oasis, Razorlight, Mika, Snow Patrol, The Fray, Franz Ferdinand, Mika, Madness, The Darkness, Coldplay, Green Day when I'm in the mood, The Sex Pistols, Eurythmics, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Blondie, The Killers, Emmy the Great, Laura Marling. And then soundtracks. Loooove soundtracks.

What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, online and/or snail-mail. It feels like forever since I wrote an actual hand-written letter properly that wasn't for an exam, though, so I'd love to write some of those. My handwriting, though, is very... archaic, really, so you might have trouble reading it. :/

Who would you like to receive letters from?: Anybody who can put up with me long enough! Anybody and everybody, pretty much!

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: No Man Utd supporters Just joking, [livejournal.com profile] einsteinflygirl :P My parents aren't particularly generous with pocket money, it has to be said... But anyone, anywhere! As long as I can afford postage (and I don't mind saving up, but the letter'll be late if I do) I will write as often as I can!

Anything you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Apart from the obvious (I'm underage, so... No porn or anything sexual, please), food/candy with peanuts, dismembered hands and the like. Not that anyone here would send me a dismembered hand. Or I hope not. Those are my only requests! ^__^

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Music will always be a winner!; funny quotes; photographs of funny street names/signs/tree stump shapes etc.; jokes; newspaper clippings or articles; comics; drawings; writings in other langauges... You name it. 

Anything else you want to add?: This could take a while. I have a tendency to drift off topic and just ramble about the most random things; I say everything that comes into my head; I love Monty Python; I will often spasmodically switch between English and whatever language takes my fancy; I'm very sarcastic sometimes (in Britain, sarcastic/deadpan humour is the best and never fails to amuse)... Um... Oh yeah, there's quite a lot of fanfic on my journal. Just a warning.
That and:

I love Batman. ^^

Picture: Sure thing!

(Curly-haired and mucking around with my camera)
(Wet-haired and smiling geekily)
(My favourite jumper and another dorky smile)
(Goofing about with my phone and being stupid in general)
Ooops, my face hasn't changed... but I've had about half a foot of hair chopped off since then :P It's up around my cheekbones now.

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