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 (email@example.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.
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…
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.
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.
Malay name: Nurul Hazirah
English name: Jaylina Avalon
Location: used to stay in Japan , hokkaido . Moved to little island Singapore
How do you identify?(sexuality/gender): i am straight and of course, a female.
I love: remind myself of good times, write a letter to penpals (therefore my existence here) , do something creative from trying scrapbooking, origami , sketching, drawing, dancing to music and listening to music.
shopping!!! i am still well a typical girl arent i?
Favourite books: Harry potter series, reading historical novel with good old courtship and seasons, comical novel with romance.
Favourite films: new year's eve, eat,love,pray, transformers the first and second, real steel, battleship , cartoon movies like the rise of the guardians, polar express, christmas carol, corpse bride and many more. i have to admit that i am an otaku. an otaku who loves anime and certain types of cartoon.
Favourite music: anastacia, beyonce, ciara, keri hilson and hip hop and rnb songs that has strong vocals and dance moves but no pervetic or almost naked video.
What would you like to send/receved: i sent gifts once in awhile in my mail. i sent letters, packages and especially if i have my pay , well that will be the time, i send little gifts. i love letters because it is like presents and i would love to receive gifts but that is optional.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone . everyone is special because everyone is unique and queer right?
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: anywhere, learning from friends has no boundaries.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: i once have this man who claimed to be a penpal and sent photos of him naked and pornography which i do not appreciate. i like good, clean fun.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: gifts that comes from the heart, that what's matter most. i have a few penpals and we exchange stay before so it would be fantastic that we become acquainted.
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.
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...?
Location: San Jose, California
How do you identify?: Bisexual and polyamorous FTM.
Interests/hobbies: Reading novels, memoirs and one-shot/one volume graphic novels (and unearthing some of my old favorites and rereading them); drawing (I do commissions) on restaurant napkins and old grocery receipts; looking for, listening, playing, composing and writing music; writing short stories and nonsense (I love enjambment); collecting and giving away stickers, bottlecaps, pins and buttons and other little knick-knacks that make me happy; turning "junk" and "scrap" (old shampoo bottles, used shoeboxes and cardboard boxes, water bottles and empty dog food bags) into STUFF (toys, make-shift instruments, whatever)... a bunch of stuff; VIDEO GAMES.
postscript: I am vegan, love animals and am big on being green. ... I am also really big on education reform (child development major). Hmm... yeah.
Favourite books: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein; Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice and Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson; Not Simple by Natsume Ono; Solanin by Inio Asano; Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green; What Becomes You by Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz ... off the top of my head, anyway. :)
Favourite films: Up, How to Train Your Dragon, Coraline, Despicable Me, Rio, Bolt, Fantastic Mr. Fox ... (can you tell I like animated films?) ... also... RENT, Black Swan, Gattaca, Im Juli, Bella Martha, Jenseit der Stille, Saving Face, Imagine Me and You, Lost in Translation ... ... I'll leave it at that for now, haha.
Favourite music: electronica (I've been listening to a lot of General Fuzz recently); video game music remixes; lounge; nu-jazz (?); solely piano instrumentals; classical; crazy stuff, e.g. happy hardcore, drum n' bass, "LET'S KICK BUTT" music... yes. <3
What would you like to send/receive?: I'd like to send AND/or receive letters, postcards, little knick-knacks, stickers, mixed CDs, book trades, drawings, etc. <3
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone! :)
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: No preference. :) Though, if you can write in German, that's a plus. <3 (English is my second language [Chinese is my first, but I can't write in it], but I took German for a few years and would like to get back into reading and writing in it~)
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Please do not send me anything against my vegan lifestyle, e.g. food items containing animal products or things that, well, aren't animal-friendly, e.g. leather, fur, etc. Much appreciated.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: I love handwritten letters and hand-drawn illustrations or hand-made things. They make me happy. Art trades, mixed CDs/mixtape trades, book trades... I'd be thrilled if anyone were to be up for that.
Anything else you'd like to add?: It may be relevant to add that I'm in an open relationship (my girlfriend is amazing <3). Hm... not much else for now.
(I'm the one on the bottom. With glasses. The kid on top o' me is my girlfriend's son Phoenix (he likes to rough-house and climb on top of me :P ).postscript: Sorry if I don't reply right away (to comments, I mean)... and for not browsing the community more. I have work tomorrow morning and must therefore go to bed NOW if I want to function at my best. :) <3
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.
Age: Turned 25 in April
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 my Mom is teaching me to quilt...though we may kill each other before it's all over... I also love taking pictures and scrapbooking. Oh! and movie quotes, my love for movie quotes should probably have it's own bullet point. Tattoos, I have three and have several more planned.
Favourite books: Quite a few classics, but most are from Medieval to Renaissance literature. Anything by Amy Tan. I like pretty much all of Kim Harrison's and Laurell K. Hamilton's stuff. Gone with the Wind and Scarlett. I just bought Full Dark No Stars by Steven King, and the Game of Thrones. I'm in the middle of an amazing biography on Cleopatra by someone Schiff...I think. Love it. Also, I have the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks next to my laptop. I read just about everything and almost always have at least one book within reaching distance, even if it's just on my phone...Because let's be for real. Smart phones that double as e-readers? Best Thing EVER.
Favourite films: Oh. This is going to be all sort of trouble I can tell. Well, to start out, I love and collect almost any Disney movie from my childhood. My favorite is Beauty & the Beast, I was beside myself when it was re released this year. Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Emperor's New Groove, the Aladdin trilogy, Aristocats, and Anastasia! My non animated movies favorites consist of several trilogies : LOTR, Matrix, the Rush Hours. I also 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 and Dean Martin. And who doesn't love a good comedy or romcom? Sister Act. Two Weeks Notice. Last Holiday. The Holiday. Pretty much anything Sandra Bullock or Queen Latifah have done. This is getting ridiculous. Lets just say I love movies and leave it at that. I will quickly say that Supernatural and Golden Girls are my two favorite shows, and I also believe Joss Whedon to be a god among men...'nough said. Oh! And don't forget musicals! Never could! Producers. Wicked. Cats. Rent. those are my favorites.
Favourite music: Who can pick? I listen to just about everything. No really. Lol. I used to qualify that with the statement that I didn't listen to rap, but my bf has decided that as a ginger, and the only white best friend she has ever had that I need some swag lessons...which are failing spectacularly, in case you were curious. So now I own and like a couple cds by Nikki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown, and some other people that I just can't remember. Country. Pop. Hip Hop. Rap. Trance. Classical. some Techno. Lots of Gregorian Chant. Musicals, I lump this in here because I have listened to more soundtracks than plays I have actually seen live, but I love them all. Fabulous stuff, this music that sings to our souls.
What would you like to send/receive?: Letters. Postcards. Pictures. fun stuff.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Pretty much anyone 19+
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Oh anywhere would be exciting.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") I opposed to pretty much any food stuff. It tends not to make it to its destinations. I only know this because I sent a few care packages home from England when I spent a semester in the UK, and some of the candy didn't make it home. So, that means someone in Customs on the UK or US side grabbed a snack, bloody thieves. Just sayin'.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A letter that makes me smile and is full of heart felt words and empty of judgments.
Anything else you'd like to add?: Yup. Can anyone tell me why Youtube doesn't have a repeat button? Seriously. It would make my life sooooo much easier...no lie. Also, I should apologize for the ellipsis in advance...lol.
Name: Wendy or Wen
Location: New Jersey
How do you identify?: I don't. Love is love in my eyes.
About me: I'm in College studying Psychology and Sociology. Free-spirit.
I Love: adventures, zombies, raw emotion, animals, spontaneity, anything quirky, tattoos, cats, food, meditating, yoga, randomness, imagination, creativity, smiles, crocheting, laughter, discovering, & awesomeness. If you wanna know more check out my tumblr and that should give you more insight :) http://inthismomentof.tumblr.com/
Books: Any Dean Koontz book or Chuck Palahnuik, Running with Scissors, Jessica Darling Series, Speak, Dry, Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are, The Notebook, Into the Wild, etc.
Films/TV: Some favorite movies: Anchorman, WALL-E, Garden State, 500 Days of Summer, Timer, American Beauty, Big Fish, Sex Drive, Paris je t'aime, Away we Go, Euro Trip, ELF, Whip it, Zombieland, Harry Potter etc. Some favorite TV shows: The Office, Scrubs, Dexter, The Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Blood, Cake Boss, 30 Rock, The Buried Life etc.
Music: I have an eclectic taste, but some of my favorites are: The Beatles, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Jason Mraz, Circa Survive, Bayside, Rise Against, Regina Spektor, Adele, Foo Fighters, Iron & Wine, Death Cab for Cutie and many, many more.
What would you like to send/receive?: Definitely snail mail :)
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Male/female/dinosaur/whatever between the ages of 20-26.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I would like to stay within the US for now. (Poor college kid here, heh)
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. “food/candy with nuts”) Dead things. So. Not. Cool. Illegal stuff, things that would make me or you wanna throw up.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: You can send me whatever you'd like except things from the "things I would NOT like to receive" question. I'm not picky, but anything cute/quirky/keepsakes/mixed cds/ books/postcards are always winners. And letters are just awesome.
Anything else you’d like to add?: Yeah, I'm looking for someone who is open-minded, awesome, has similar interests (or totally different ones), someone who likes to keep in touch and not just do this for a one time thing, one who wants to get to know me more, share inside jokes/stories, someone who would like to exchange little gifts, someone fun who doesn't always have to send a letter, it can be a postcard or a picture, someone who can get creative and making the whole penpal experience even more fun than it is. Someone like you :)
This is me :)
Age: 19 and 1/2
How do you identify?: I haven't quite figured this out yet. I am female and closer to femme than to butch. I am attracted to people who are intelligent, kind, and share my social and political values with little regard to outward appearance.
Interests/hobbies: I like to knit, write, read (obviously), send obnoxiously full envelopes, record myself reading poems and poetry onto cassette tapes, draw badly, stare at the cute girl in my feminism class, and cuddle with people who are having a bad day.
Favourite books: Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire; A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray; Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce; Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling; The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood; Possession by A. S. Bayatt; The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Full-Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti; Yes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti; The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir; ... A lot of other things ...
Favourite films: I haven't seen as many movies as I wish I had. I love children's movies because I believe that the relationships are so much more believable, the humor is more light-hearted, and because I very rarely leave feeling badly about myself.
Favourite music: I like music that is light-hearted and upbeat, generally speaking, especially folk. Again, I am not as well-versed in music as I would like to be. Some of the bands I listen to frequently include Mumford and Sons, Sunset Rubdown, Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter, Kimya Dawson, The Bird and the Bee, and Andrea Gibson. (Does spoken word poetry count? It has lyrics ...)
What would you like to send/receive?: I can knit hats and scarves, I write stories and poems for people, I make awful paintings, I tear things out of magazines, and I can record myself reading stories for you. I'd like to send tangible letters and gifts, but I would also be okay with e-mail, since it's faster and more convenient for some people.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone who is kind, has an interest in arts and/or politics, and wants to send and receive mail from me, naturally.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any at all
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Anything with animal products: I'm vegan
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Tea bags, lovely stories about someone's life, colorful photographs or paintings, small perfume samples, and genuine affection
Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm very shy at first. Please don't let that scare you off.
Picture: Yay, belly dancing!
Location: Home is Plymouth in the UK, term time is Bristol.
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Names are odd. I'm female. I like being female. I like people. I do not mind what shell they are in.
Interests/hobbies: I'm reading English Literature at university, so, reading. Music takes up too much of my money. Gigs - I like the feeling that everyone is there for the same reason. My horse, Jacob, he is my bestest BFG. I play the drums mostly, I have other musical skills. I like drinking coffee and watching people. I like cooking mostly because I like feeding people - not in a creepy way.
Favourite books: I love a lot of books but The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky is my favourite.
Favourite films: The Nightmare Before Christmas since I was five. I like peculiar films. I like pretentious arty films. I like world cinema.
Favourite music: I would have to say that Muse are my favourite band - I've seen them 54 times so far - but I'm not that person with a favourite band who only listens to that band. I have more CDs than I can fit in my room, I have a loft full of vinyl and my iPod is full. The rest of my musical loving is on a plateau of wonder - Radiohead, The Smiths, The Beatles, Placebo, Chem, Alkaline Trio and the list goes on and on.
What would you like to send/receive?: I love post! I mean proper post that is delivered by the postman post, so letters. I like surprises, nice ones.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone and everyone.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: All of them.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Hells no, post me anything.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Some kind of mix CD made with me in mind, an interesting newspaper clipping, perhaps a book that is worth a read and I'd like for it to smell nice.
Anything else you'd like to add?: Nada.
I don't often hang out with inflatable condoms but when in Amsterdam...
Location: Baltimore, MD
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Pansexual Female.
Interests/hobbies: I love psychology and answering/asking questions. I'm a girly-girl, so I love dressing up, eyeshadow, mascara, make up of any kind. I love to bake cupcakes, paint, take pictures, play with hair, laugh, and sing. I won't lie to you, I'm not always nice - I insult people like it's going out of style - but who is always genuinely nice these days? I'm not afraid to tell you what I think, and I like to play the devil's advocate. I write because it's my passion and I strive to learn something new, everyday. Even though I have my mean tendencies, I like to think I have a big heart. There's so much I care about, I have so much love, and I'd like to share it with you.
Favourite books: Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras by Scott Westerfeld. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. The Twilight Series (Yes, I am serious. I'm a hopeless romantic). I absolutely ADORE books, so I have tons of favorites that would take me too long to write. I'm always open to suggestions, however. :)
Favourite films: I love little kid movies. Alice In Wonderland (the original. Don't even get me started on the remake) is probably my absolute favorite movie. The Shining, Step Up 1-3, Final Destination 1-4, Save The Last Dance. I don't like: LOTR, Harry Potter, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, or Forest Gump.
Favourite music: I love classical music (Tchaikovsky <3), The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, The Temptations, Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy, you name it and I'll tell you if I like them.
What would you like to send/receive?: I'm big on letters and cards (birthday or holiday, or just random cards). But if letters are not your thing, I can do email, too. Pick your poison.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Well, I'm only 16, so keep that in mind. The highest I'd feel comfortable going is about 19.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anyone! International mail is surprisingly cheap (my letter to Italy only cost me 98 cents!) But, once again, if international mail isn't so cheap for you, I have an email address.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts"): I'm not big on food in the mail or things that will get me in trouble with the law. Remember, I'm only 16.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Letters, cards, pictures, cd's, dried flowers, drawings, stories, poems, something bright and colorful, anything you think will get me to know you better.
I'm looking for life long friends. If you have commitment issues, then I'm probably not the girl to talk to. And I am in school, so it might take me a day or two to send the letter back. But don't fear, I will always reply. I can write and read a bit of French (I'm a beginner), but I'd prefer English. Let me know if you're interested! :)
Location: Missouri, US
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) bisexual/female
Interests/hobbies: I like to read and write and I love music. I'm really into anime and manga, as well as crime shows like Criminal Minds and Bones, but not like CSI or SVU.
Favourite books: Harry Potter, The Light Bearer, Bone, Kringle, Hot Gimmick, the Da Vinci Code series, The Naked Mole Rat Letters, Blue is for Nightmares series, Maximum Ride, Good Omens, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Inkheart series, The Problem Pony, Polliwog, The Kin of Atta Are Waiting for You, Happiness Sold Seperately, Maniac Magee...
Favourite films: Repo! the Genetic Opera, Harry Potters, Pirates of the Carribeans, Sweeney Todd, Narnias, Labyrinth, Charlie Wilson's War, Die Hards, Lord of the Rings, The Boondock Saints, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shambala, Avatar, most Disney animation...
Favourite music: Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Panic at the Disco, All-American Rejects, Taylor Swift, Sarah McLachlan, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Shinedown, Tim McGraw, Owl City, Evanescence, The Fray, Lifehouse, Dar Williams, Girlyman, Journey, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Dixie Chicks, Tell Tale Heart, Everlight, Queen, tATu, Faith Hill, Bowling for Soup, Daughtry, Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, Avril Lavigne, Sara Bareilles, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Hey Monday, Incubus, Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle, The Cranberries, Tori Amos, Muse, The Veronicas, Shiny Toy Guns, Garbage, Green Day...
What would you like to send/receive?: Messages, emails, IMs, snail mail
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anybody; I want both some culture, and some people I can someday meet up with.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any, but I'm particularly interested in Japan and Russia (I'm trying to learn those languages, and I also have an interest in living there someday).
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Can't really think of anything...
What would be in your dream letter or package?: interesting music, recipes, pictures, and some brand new subject matter to think about
Anything else you'd like to add?: I really just want some new and interesting friends that I can't find close by.
How do you identify?: Pansexual female
Interests/hobbies: reading, writing, photography, arts&crafts, singing, smiling, laughing, friends, those who use spell check, stuffed animals, psychology, Nigerian accents, flying, traveling, online shopping, shoes, the Holocaust, eye shadow, purses, hair, white teeth, cold weather, snail mail, flowers.
Favourite books: I love absolutely anything by Jodi Picoult, Stephenie Meyer, Sarah Dessen, Jon Ripslinger, Julie Ann Peters, Sara Sheppard, Sean Olin, Nicholas Sparks, Ellen Hopkins, Vladimir Nabokov, Alice Sebold and others.
Favourite Movies: Step Up 1-3, Final Destination 1-4, Funny Games, Charlie St. Cloud, Save The Last Dance, Alice In Wonderland, The Little Mermaid.
Favourite music: 3OH!3, *Nsync, Blue October, Breaking Benjamin, David Sides, Death Cab For Cutie, Demi Lovato, Destiny's Child, Fall Out Boy, Family Force 5, Finger Eleven, Flyleaf, Gym Class Heroes, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, Marz, Mayday Parade, Panic(!) At the Disco, Jonas Brothers, Green Day, Bring Me The Horizon, Porcelain and the Tramps, Ray J, Rick Ross, The Script, The Secret Handshake, Selena Gomez, Sir Mix A Lot, Spice Girls, T.I., Travie McCoy, T-Pain, Yiruma, Keiko Matsui, Debussy, Paramore, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, Trey Songz, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Wynton Marsalis, Vanessa Carlton, Anna Nalick, Relient K, Hawk Nelson, Tenth Avenue North, Mario, Usher, Chase Coy, Tchaikovsky.
What would you like to send/receive?: I'm a huge snail mail fan. I like to send letters, pictures, if you don't live in America, I could send you American money (foreign money is interesting to me), candy wrappers, post cards, dried flowers, coloring book pages. If you don't mind me sending slightly weird, colorful things, then I'd be glad to correspond with you. :)
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone who is as creative and sweet as I like to think I am. Preferably female, but an interesting male would be okay. It's important to me that you are able to hold a conversation. I don't want anyone older then 19, though. Sorry.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere!
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Don't send me anything creepy or illegal. If you wouldn't send it to your grandmother, don't send it to me. Remember, I'm only 16.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Pictures. I love pictures. I want a letter full of secrets and pictures and interesting things.
Anything else you'd like to add?: I am in school right now, please understand that. It might take me a day or two to respond to you. I'll respond as fast as I can. If I sound interesting to you, let me know. I'm itching to get a penpal! :)
Name: Ryan Leaptrott
Location: Southern USA
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) FtM preop transgender, pansexual
Interests/hobbies: Reading, travel, cooking, collecting stickers/hyenas/gargoyles/rabbits/
Favourite books: Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, the Dark Elf Trillogy, People of the ____ Series by the Gears, History books, cook books, Freak the Mighty, Where the Red Fern Grows, heck... I'll sit down and read most anything once...
Favourite films: Boys Don't Cry, Better than Chocolate, Inglorious Basterds, FightClub, Full Metal Jacket, Disney movies, Tim Burton movies... I love lots of things but honestly read more than I watch movies.
Favourite music: I have extremely varied music tastes and they really depend on my mood...
What would you like to send/receive?: I would love a penpal who likes to exchange small gifts like stickers, post cards, a hand made bracelet... things like that.. It's not a requirement though, as long as my penpal has something interesting to say and will write at least once a month, though I understand that things come up some times and we don't get a letter out as fast as we had planned.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone! As long as they are open minded and can hold a good conversation on paper.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere in the world! I LOVE international penpals, but ones in my own country are fun too because the letters come and go faster.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") Uhmmm I don't know.. I'm not too picky, I'd just appreciate that my penpal thought of me enough to send me a gift!
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A nice long letter, maybe some stickers, stamps, or something like that.. I love surprises, so I can't rightly say.
Anything else you'd like to add?: Contact me soon! =D I'm itching to write!
Name: Amanda Traci Nicole Stevens
Location: Albany or Long Island, New York
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Lesbian leaning towards pansexual all wrapped with the added confusion of being a trans female who identifies as gendqueer. If you were able to make sense of all that, please help me figure out the labyrinth. I would greatly appreciate it.
Interests/hobbies: Hmm. This could take awhile and I am trying to do this in a way that doesn’t make me seem boring. Well, first and foremost I am writer and most of my hobbies float around that and being a nerd. So, I spend a lot of time maintaining my blogs (although my LJ has fallen to the wayside), writing poetry, or working on my memoir. The rest of time is occupied with hanging out with friends, playing Magic the Gathering, or playing games on Steam. I am a huge nerd, so comics and video games and anime and manga are all aces in my book.
Favourite books: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, A Clockwork Orange, The Alcoholic, The Watchmen, Transmetropolitan, Bi Any Other Name, My Gender Workbook, Worst, and way too many other things to announce. Its mainly a huge mixture of manga, comics, graphic novels, gender studies, and whatever sparks my interest.
Favourite films: This will be the extremely short list otherwise this would be extremely long to read. Clerks, Mallrats, Red Dawn, Fame(the original), Half Baked, The Matrix, Fight Club, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, But I’m a Cheerleader, Camp
Favourite music: System of a Down, Bayside, Common, Daft Punk, Asian Kung Fu Generation, Rip Slyme, Nine Inch Nails, Monkey Magick, Yoshida Brothers, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and the Kids Table.. Ok so this could go on forever and I don’t think you’d get what I like. I listen to everything from punk rock to j pop. It all just depends on my mood. So if you like something I will probably will also.
What would you like to send/receive?: As far sending goes I have no real preference. Just ask and I will try to accommodate. The same goes for receiving. There is nothing I would mind getting. I am a fairly creative person so the more creative the better. But don’t feel pressured
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: To be completely honest, anyone. I mean, I am a social butterfly, so I love just meeting and getting to know all people.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: This is the only time I am going to sound selfish. I would love to get mail from anywhere in the world, but my funds are limited. So, I will try to work anywhere but I can’t guarantee it will be speedy.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts")
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Um, well anything super creative. Otherwise, send me your dream letter or package. That will probably make me the happiest. No lie.
Anything else you'd like to add?: UM. That I can think of. Just have fun, I know I will.
Name: Tiana or Teddy
Location: San Francisco
How do you identify?: Pan
Interests/hobbies: Cinema, Classy/Vintage (Nude) Photography, Candy, Themed Parties (Tea/Masquerade), Conventions, Taxidermy, The French, The 90s, Napping, Road Trips, Blanket Forts, Running, Baking, Adventures, Quests, Wine and Cheese, Perfume, Trinkets, Anything Dainty, Elegant or Charming
Favourite books: Of Human Bondage, Exquisite Corpse, Drawing Blood
Favourite films: The Doom Generation, Liquid Sky, Nowhere, Is It Fall Yet?, Masculin Feminin, Death Proof, Bande a Part, Murmur of the Heart, Brazil, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Dreamers
Favourite music:Siouxsie and the Banshees, Calico Horse, Scarling, Billie Holiday, Bauhaus, David Bowie, Edith Piaf
What would you like to send/receive?: Oh whatever. Snail Mail, Care Packages, Postcards, anything fitting or random.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone who holds similar interests or is interested in similar interests haha, can hold a conversation and/or is french
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I was kidding about the French thing, I truly do not care where you live.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Anything that Divine would send in the mail.
Anything else you'd like to add?: I write in cursive ^_^
Location: Western New York, USA
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Genderqueer/TransGuy
Interests/hobbies: stop-motion animation, photography, Flash, filmmaking (16mm), 3D modeling, philosophy, programming, bird watching, languages, The Arts, cats, writing, poetry, reading, anime, manga, audio art, digital video, gardening, oil painting, sculpture, veganism, LGBTQ activist
Favourite books: Slaughterhouse-5 [Vonnegut], Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Adams], Cat's Cradle [Vonnegut], Metamorphosis [Kafka], Notes from Underground [Dostoyevsky], ... naming a few; "Genres": Philosophy, Russian (translations to English), Beat Lit/Poetry, Animation theory, Buddhism, Non-fiction
Favourite films: Star Wars series, Jaws (1975), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Pulp Fiction (1994), Alien series, Goonies (1986), Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975), Nosferatu (1922), The Abyss (1989), MIYAZAKI Hayao films, Quentin Tarantino films, Alfred Hitchcock films, M. Night Shyamalan films, ... naming a few; Genres: Horror, SciFi, Documentaries, Foreign, Classics, Experimental, Animation
Favourite music: The Ramones, Half Japanese, Tokyo Police Club, U.S.S. (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), Against Me!, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Dead Kennedys, illScarlet, Pearl Jam, Green Day ... naming a few ; Genres: Punk, Canadian Indie Rock (CFNY 102.1 FM from Toronto, ON), New Wave, Blues, Jazz, Classical
What would you like to send/receive?: email until we get to know each other
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: from anywhere, but I speak/read English -- I have studied some Spanish and Mandarin but not really enough to converse (and few ancient languages)
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: food (too many allergies), anything sent must be in family safe packaging
What would be in your dream letter or package?: artwork
Anything else you'd like to add?: For the most part, anything else can be found in my LJ profile.
Picture (optional): See icon
Name: Kelly (Hi everybody! Nice to meet you!)
Location: Ontario, Canada
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Female, bisexual
Interests/hobbies: writing, roleplay, photography, art, sewing, cosplay, anime, J-rock, Star Trek, general sci-fi and fantasy, UFO hunting o. o , fetishism (from a psychological perspective), criminology, psychology, film , tattoos, X Files, Destination Truth, ghosts, the paranormal, Egyptian mytholgoy, ancient Greece, King Tut, South Park, Family Guy, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Death Note, slash, Watchmen, conventions, bdsm, identity fetishism, world travel
Favourite books: My favourite novel series of all time is The Dark Tower series by Stephen King <3 I also like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, the Harry Potter, books, and quite a few others!
Favourite films: Any Star Trek film with TOS characters (including the new one), Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Disney movies >3 <, Tropic Thunder, Airplane, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, The Ring...um...I have tons of favourite films actually.
Favourite music: My favourite band is Dir en grey! Some notable second favourite artists are Miyavi, Rammstein, X Japan, Beyonce, aaanddddd I listen to just about everything. Oh! And I LOVE music from the 90s.
What would you like to send/receive?: Oh gosh, letters, emails, anything that people are comfortable with.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anybody that has something in common with me <3
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any country in the whole wide world :D The only thing stopping me in this respect is that I can only speak English fluently. ;-;
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") A pipe bomb <3
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Spirk art!!!!!!!
Anything else you'd like to add?: I once got an angry Tweet from William Shatner's official account. Other than that...Not really! Except that I think I could be a really excellent penpal, I'm compassionate, sensitive, and interested in listening and talking to people, and I'm super excited for the opportunity to maybe find somebody to write to! Also I'm a little bit on the new side when it comes to Livejournal so I hope I can do this "tag" thing right. If I get it wrong, don't be mad!