[identity profile] flochii.livejournal.com
Name: Flo

Age: 20

Location: UK

How do you identify?: Genderqueer/queer/poly

Interests/hobbies: Zines, tattoos, languages, snow, crafting (although I used to have more motivation for it than I do now), writing letters, queer things, anarchist things. I'm learning German, and eager to write to someone who speaks German (although be warned, I'm a beginner!).

Favourite books: Hmmmmm...I really like Jeanette Winterson & Kurt Vonnegut. I read loads, but suddenly can't think of what I like.

Favourite films: I'm not really into films

Favourite music: Folk-punk! (Basically most things on Plan-It-X Records.) Red Hot Chili Peppers have a special place in my heart. I like interesting rock/punk, and also some pop-type stuff; Tegan & Sara, Rihanna, etc.

What would you like to send/receive?: Snail mail! Also emails. If we really get on, I'm up for sending nice swap things (mix CDs, zines, etc.).

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: As above, I'm learning German (I'm currently a beginner), so would really like to write to someone who speaks German. (Although I suspect my letters will be in German & English!) Other than that, someone who has similar interests?

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I don't mind.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Anything we haven't agreed on beforehand.
[identity profile] lbqresearch.livejournal.com

Hi,

My name is Rischa and I identify as an androgynous lesbian, and I am doing research with our community.

I am passionate about research because professionals use studies like this one to make decisions about our health care.

For this study, we are looking for women (trans-community included)  18 years of age or older, who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning (LBQ).  The purpose of this study is to learn about gender presentation and substance use in LBQ women.

Make sure your experiences are heard, be a part of LBQ research!
 
You can complete a brief, anonymous 25-minute survey by going to www.lbqresearch.wordpress.com
 
This study had been approved by the St. John’s University IRB.  Thank you for your time.

Make sure your experiences are heard, be a part of LBQ research! Thank you for getting involved, and be sure to tell your friends to participate as well.

[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] zombieporno.livejournal.com
Name: Cassie

Age: 26

Location: Chicago, IL, US

How do you identify?: Queer/Femme

Interests/hobbies: I love to read, watch movies, explore abandoned places, anything paranormal, tea sampling, animal cuddles, live music gigs, creating mixed media "art", vintage & thrift shopping, people cuddles, Tumblr!, beauty treatments, learning to drive, theme gatherings, anything in the Whedonverse, word games, decorating my new apartment, board games, philosphy, BDSM, psychology, mythology, fantasy, etc, et all.

Favourite writers: Sarah Waters, Jane Austen, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, Oscar Wilde, Ayn Rand, Chuck Palahniuk, Juliet Marillier, Charles de Lint, Louisa May Alcott, & about a hundred others.

Favourite TV-series:  Buffy, Firefly, Dexter, Dark Angel, Alias, United States of Tara, Angel, Weeds, Dead Like Me, Roswell, Merlin, Family Guy, Veronica Mars, American Dad, Bones, Castle, Ghost Adventures, The Tudors... Mostly cancelled or I am WAY behind...
  
Favorite Music: My Chemical Romance; The Dresden Dolls; DeVotchKa; Majandra Delfino; Tegan & Sara; Eisley; Placebo; Pink; Manson; Emilie Autumn; Simon &Garfunkle; Hierosonic; Medieval Baebes; Eminem; Jewel; Anthony Stewart Head; James Marsters; David Bowie; 100 Monkeys; Blue October; Bassnectar. Older stuff from Placebo; Amy Lee; The Academy Is; Gogol Bordello; Fall Out Boy; Sugar Cult; Jimmy Eat World; All-American Rejects; Savage Garden. Basically anything rock; cabaret; industrial; oldies; gypsy; dance. I listen to it all. Even some country, but it's got to be 90's or older for the most part. Classical can be amazing.

What would you like to send/receive?: I would love more email pals, but I also really, really would like to start exhanging snail mail with anyone who is interested.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Honestly, anybody, as long as they are able to respect different mentalities.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any, as long as can you write in English. Sorry!
 
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Letters are enough for me! However, I'm not opposed to eventually exhanging other types of things.
[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] scapar.livejournal.com
Name: Sofie Scapa

Age: 28

Location: Stockholm/Sweden

How do you identify?: Queer/Femme

Interests/hobbies: I like to go dumpster diving, read books, write letters, take a ”fika” with my friends, travel etc. This summer me and a friend went on a road trip in South east USA to visit our pen pals in prison. It was a fantastic (and sometimes sad) experience. We couch surfed different peoples homes and got to see the US beyond the big cities. I work at the Swedish LGBT-rights organisation and other than that I’m involved in a lot of feminist / queer / anarchist activism. I’m polyamorous and I like to discuss relationships, both in theory and practically.

Favourite writers: Haruki Murakami, Sofi Oksanen (read her!), Joyce Carol Oates, William Gibson, Jeanette Winterson etc etc (please do give me tips on good books – I tend to read way to fast and run out of books all of the time)

Favourite TV-series:  America’s Next Top Model, Glee, United States of Tara, Six Ft Under, True Blood
 
What would you like to send/receive?: My letter set collection is getting way to big to not be used. I especially like kawaii style stationary or to make my own. You can be sure to never get a boring looking letter from me.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Queer people out there who’d like to tell me about their everyday life, their views on relationships, activism or Tyra Banks latest hair style. Who’s not afraid to write about how to stay sane in a crazy heteronormative world. Enlight me :)

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any as long as you write in English or Swedish.
 
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Just finding a hand written letter on my doormat with my name on it is enough to satisfy me.

                                                                 

[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] hippieslovelife.livejournal.com

Name: Wendy or Wen

Age: 21

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 :)

Howdy!

Apr. 18th, 2011 06:53 pm
[identity profile] dandeliondaze.livejournal.com

Name: Rainbows

Age: 15

Location: The good ole U.S.A. I live in Michigan lol

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) I'm a queer black chick. I'm attracted to anything as long as it's human.

Interests/hobbies: Surfing the internets, reading, talking about politics, debating

Favourite books: ANYTHING by Noam Chomsky. I don't really pay attention to titles but I don't read a lot of fiction. As for non fiction anything that pertains to sociology, society, activism and stuffs like that. If anybody can somehow hook me into fiction then go ahead! The only fiction I read or watch is historical fiction. But I like V for Vendetta and Watchmen

Favourite films: School Daze, When the Levees Broke, Malcolm X, Pootie Tang. I don't really have favorites, I watch A LOT of movies.

Favourite music: I don't really have favorite artists, I just listen to music. My music tastes range from pop to classical. I'm open to anything. Some of my fav genres are : Pop, Kpop, Rap/Hip Hop. I can give a few artists I like : Talib Kweli, Britney Spears, Radiohead, GD&TOP, Prince (huge fangirl fro Prince) and Gnarls Barkley

What would you like to send/receive?: I like to make mixtapes, zines, poems, and I can write in Chinese (just a beginner though lol). Also I can do the standard letter, sometimes a good letter can be JUST SUPER COOL. Or if you're good at any crafts then it would be cool to send me something like that.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Someone in the same age range from me 15-18. I want to be pen pals with someone who wants to keep a regular, fun and educative (does that even make sense lol) correspondence. I want someone who's political and passionate but a goofball at the same time. Also if you're good at arts and crafts that would be awesome toooo

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I would like to stick in the U.S. for mail but anywhere is welcome for email.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") No food unless already discussed in correspondence. Use your common sense I guess. It really just depends on the situation *this was just a ramble*

What would be in your dream letter or package?: My dream package would be in some cute ass stationary like Hello Kitty and with a zine or mixtape. A letter with doodles or maybe a comic someone made would be awesome.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm agnostic but would love to hear from people into philosophy and theology. I've honestly been researching a lot about religions in India so I would love to discuss that. I'm EXTREMELY liberal. I'm a pro choice black feminist. I'm OBSESSED with Hello Kitty and fashion. I'm really sensitive and weird. I can crochet. I'm trying to learn the guitar but I'm lazy as hell. I'm also a vegetarian. I hope to meet some awesomesauce folk. Anybody who's into politics (Anarchism, Communism, Socialism things of that nature and societal stuff) should definitely come talk to me :D because I'm really into that stuff and would love to learn more. I'm also a very vulgar and TMI person lol. This post was really off, sowwy <3

Picture (optional):

[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 )


Why not :D

Oct. 9th, 2010 02:11 am
[identity profile] cykotyks.livejournal.com
I'm kinda bored, so I figured I'd run through this again :D I'm really not big on letter-writing, since I'm kind of swamped with schoolwork and I'm really bad about sending things out in a timely manner (seriously, the only way we get rent in on time is because we send it in online XD), so I'm mainly just looking for email buddies and/or LJ friends :)

Name: Cyrus (I go by Cy)

Age: 22

Location: Newmarket, NH

How do you identify?: Panromantic demisexual with an aesthetic preference for the male body. Also, pre-transitioned trans dude. I call myself a gay man for the simplicity. Also taken.

Cut to save your flist from my rambling... )
[identity profile] luna-blake.livejournal.com
Hi! I’m Jackeline (or Jacky, but more preferably, Jack). I’m a college freshman. And, I’ll be eighteen in two weeks.

Location: PR

How do you identify?: Bisexual/Pansexual, Female {Labels don't matter much to me. And, thus, a sexual female is what I am. ;) }

Interests/hobbies: Acting. Theater. Films. The 90s. Listening to music. Teaching myself how to play the guitar. Browsing the 'Net, NYC, Fan fiction. Reading. Writing...

Favourite books: Catcher in The Rye, 1984, Speak, Wintergirls, Looking for Alaska, The Hunger Games trilogy, etc. (I love too many books, and I don’t have a favorite genre. The last book that I read was The End of Alice by A. M. Homes. And the one before was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I’m utterly obsessed with The Hunger Games trilogy ever since the first book came out in ‘08.)

Favourite films: Thirteen. Juno. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Speak. Donnie Darko. Girl, Interrupted. The Truman Show.

Favourite music: I love music too much to name my favorite bands. I have lots of 80s and 90s songs in my iPod. I basically only listen to rock. Anything -- indie, metal, punk, etc., etc.

Lately, I’ve been listening a lot to Radiohead, The XX, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

What would you like to send/receive?: Handwritten letters, emails or IMs.

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

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere, keeping in mind that I can only speak English and Spanish.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Viruses, spam, etc.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Surprise me! ;)

Anything else you'd like to add?: Nope.

Picture (optional): I'd totally post a picture if I knew how.
[identity profile] accio0greatness.livejournal.com

I'm Zora Hurst, but you can call me Zoe.

I'm nearly sixteen.
I live in Iowa City, Iowa--my mum works at the universit ywhich is famous for writer's workshops and liberalism.

I'm a mystery... Attracted to both genders and I fancy myself a bit of a cross-dresser, though, being a teenage girl, it come off as a bit rock grunge.

I read a lot, but music is my calling. I play the bassoon, the violin, the piano and the string bass. I fence, foil-style... I'm a music whore.
Jonathan Safran Foer is an amazing writer, I've read all of his works, a well as most of Tolkein, Vonnegut, Bierce, Zola and Saki.

I adore Rupert Grint; Driving Lessons is always a favourite, I'm a sucker for Adam Sander and Will Ferrel films--I'm also a superhero junkie, mad about Spiderman and Teen Titans, Batman: The Dark Knight was sinfully deligtful. Inception gave me chills.

LA ROUX! FLORENCE + THE MACHINE! AQUALUNG! MUTEMATH! THE DOORS! MINUS THE BEAR! QUEEN! TROUBLE OVER TOKYO! MICHAEL RABINOWITZ!

I'm willing to send stories, letters, music recommendations and (probably poor, as will be reckless) advice.

Willing to recieve anything from anyone.

I read/write english (of course) a bit of French also-- I'm not fluent but I'm not completely useless.

No pictures unless I ask, I'm not willing to part with mine easily either, so it may come off frigid, but I'm trying to ease the pressure.

Just intoduce yourself, tel me something strange; the color of your socks, how you like your eggs, a pair of shoes  you wold kill for... Anything, really

Warning: I've a horribly religious mum, so if you don't get  response as quick as you'd like, just know I'm finding a way to get around the constant hounding.

Am off to celbrate the greatest of weekends: Labor Day,

Zora Hurst
[identity profile] goosestep-lion.livejournal.com

Name:  Ryan Leaptrott

Age:  23

Location: Southern USA

How do you identify?:
(sexuality/gender) FtM preop transgender, pansexual

Interests/hobbies: Reading, travel, cooking, collecting stickers/hyenas/gargoyles/rabbits/pandas/stamps, anime, furries, conventions, sewing, drawing, history, nature, exploring other cultures, trying new foods, pokemon, video games, penpal-ing, jewelry making, computers/internet, music, animal conservation, comic books/manga,

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!

Picture under cut. )

PENPAL

Aug. 29th, 2010 05:59 pm
[identity profile] petersdotter.livejournal.com


Name: Susanna Petersdotter
Age: Is it really important? I hate age!
Location: Sweden, Sannatoriet.
How do you identify?: Queer and genderfuck, fat-radical, relationship-anarchist, activist.
Interests/hobbies:
Find new music, craft, DIY, letters, activism, finding little things in strange places, writing, coffe, listen to the radio, watch tv on the computer.
Favourite books: Sylvia Plaths Journals, Virginia Woolfs Journals, diaries, old letters, almost everything by Murakami, Miranda July and so on.
Favourite films: I can't wait to see Devil and Daniel Johnston!
Favourite music: In this second: Daniel Johnston, Francis, Makthaverskan, Jaw Lesson, Gabo and the Wartels.
What would you like to send/receive?: Letters written by hand or typewriter.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Someone who's not think it's fucked up to be me.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Not important.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Nude pictures and cum-shots.
What would be in your dream letter or package?:
Something I never read before.
Anything else you'd like to add?: You will notice if we start writing to eachother.

/ Susanna

[identity profile] amoeboid-motion.livejournal.com

Name: Melissa

Age: Twenty

Location: Northampton, MA, United States

How do you identify?: Oh, where do I start…asexual, homoromantic, nonlibidoist, cisgendered, female, femme, lesbian, queer.

Interests/hobbies: Tae Kwon Do, singing, French horn, asexual visibility, books, leukemia research, cats, crinoid hunting, guitar, songwriting, fanfiction/fandom obsessions, coming up with new hairstyles, musicals, being weird.

Favourite books: Anything by Orson Scott Card, Roald Dahl, Sylvia Plath or Terry Pratchett and many books by Neil Gaiman and Neal Stephenson. Also, Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman, Sunshine by Robin McKinley, Phantom by Susan Kay and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

Favourite films: Somewhat in order: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Corpse Bride, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, The Dark Night, Inception, Kill Bill, Edward Scissorhands, Keeping Mum, Coraline, Sleepy Hollow, V for Vendetta, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Serenity, Fight Club, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, El Laberinto del Fauno, X-Men trilogy, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars, Thank You for Smoking, Up, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Slumdog Millionaire, The Phantom of the Opera.

Favourite music: I like ymphonic/power metal, classic metal, Victoriandustrial, punk, post-hardcore, goth/darkwave, post-grunge, early music, Foamy the Squirrel (he gets his own genre)…and a lot of music that combines genres.

What would you like to send/receive?: Anything you want to send by snail mail. Be creative ^_^ Emails and other online methods of communications are great too, of course.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Oh, anybody who wants to send me stuff. I’m quite into asexual visibility and if anyone wants to know more about asexuality, I’d be glad to oblige.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Any, though the only languages I speak are English and Spanish.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Please, nothing sexual. Also, I’m not interested in romantically motivated stuff either; I’m taken.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Chocolate! Just kidding. Just something more than idle chatter.
 
Anything else you'd like to add?: I have two LJs, one for my IRL friends and an asexuality-centric LJ for internet friends. Amoeboid_motion is my ace LJ, so feel free to check it out.

[identity profile] lucestrife.livejournal.com
Name: Luce

Age:
26

Location:
Illinois

How do you identify?:
Lesbian

Interests/hobbies:
I take to a fiddle now and then but I'd hardly call it playing. I like hiking, kayaking, tabletop RPGs, some computer games, getting lost in the forest, studying language and assorted other things (helpful and less than-), working at the local library, feeding the neighborhood cats and tending to my tiny garden.

About me:
I read to a fault, I'm one of those people who reads while they're walking or watching something or waiting in line. I love to read fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, anthropology, instruction manuals or whatever I find laying about. I think baking with the right person can be sexy and adventurous. I can be embarrassingly easy-going because I believe there is a subtle grace to the way that things unfold and I love to see where life takes me. This may all makes me sound very adventurous but in fact I'm pretty passive. I would prefer pomegranate tea and a good book near the window to the outside world any day.

Favorite books:
This question is just too hard!

Favourite films:
I really enjoy low-budget, corny movies - especially thrillers. I really like to watch documentaries, old noir and black and whites.

Favorite music:
I'll listen to almost anything. I love global music. I'm not a big fan of rap or some country-western. Right now I'm really enjoying "gypsy punk", jazz fusion and old southern spirituals.

What would you like to send/receive?:
I'm open to anything. I'd love to share seeds or recipes, puzzles, mix CDs, collages, sketches or knitting. I would really love to make friends with whom I could exchange stories in letter form.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?:
I'd love to hear from anyone who feels like writing.

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

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?:
I'm pretty open...I would prefer that the outside of the mailing be discreet, as I live in a conservative area and it's not entirely safe to share my identity here.

What would be in your dream letter or package?:
I would love to have a regular pen pal with whom I could exchange riddles. I have a lot of spare time in which I create cryptograms. If this sounds way too geeky for you I completely understand.

Picture (optional):
I'm not completely comfortable with sharing my identity here due to aforementioned conserve small town living.

Anything else you'd like to add?:
I've been watching this community and I think the idea is wonderful. It would be nice to forge friendships with others nearby or far away. It's amazing to think that perhaps by sharing our lives with internet strangers we can all be a little less isolated.
[identity profile] binkyboots.livejournal.com
Name: binky, although I also answer to Christina or Lee

Age: a shocking and disturbing 30, for my birthday this year I gave myself the gift of being 20 again though.

Location: bonnie scotland, och aye the noo, see you jimmy, it's a braw, bricht nicht, etc etc

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) I'm gay, but I like queer so much better. I'm a dyke who likes to dress as a boy part time... awaiting plastic surgery up top to make myself more at one with my body.

Interests/hobbies: I bake, bread, cookies... I love to drive and am starting motorcycle lessons sometime soon (just need to finish moving house first). I love movies, music, reading, just the normal stuff. halloween is a major celebration for me, I decorate the house like a dyke version of martha stewart...

Favourite books: gosh, loads... I just read all the time. cookbooks (esp baking/patisserie), sci fi, horror (love me a good scare). I love kids books too, like, board books, I think they are just so cute.

Favourite films: boys dont cry, avatar, boys on the side, rat race, lotr trilogy, the matrix, tank girl, but I'm a cheerleader.

Favourite music: I love the indigo girls and amy's solo stuff, melissa etheridge, anouk, great big sea, runrig... anything really, I do bodycombat/pump and like dancey/workout type music too.

What would you like to send/receive?: recipes, postcards, candy/local foods, halloween tat! cds, mix cds are all shades of awesome. stickers, stationery generally (oh how I adore paper), magazines...

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: anybody really.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I'm totally unfussy, really.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") hmm... live animals, stinky cheeses? lol

What would be in your dream letter or package?: ooh, grandma's recipes, a great postcard, music, a photocopy of something you saw and loved recently, socks! art, something that shows me a new part of the world. (oh and if anybody out there had copies of the hail marys music, y'know, jackie strano etc... friend for life, seriously)

Anything else you'd like to add?: hmm... I'm open minded, happy, fairly at peace with myself. I love writing, a semi regular penpal would be very cool...

Picture (optional): me )
[identity profile] tipensosempre.livejournal.com
Name: samantha/sam, also known as tall sam

Age: a little less than a month away from the wonderful twenty-two

Location: tennessee the beautiful

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) whatever fits me at that specific moment. though i tend to be feminine, and i tend to lean more towards the same sex side of orientation

Interests/hobbies: my job, which seems to take up the majority of my time, whether it be butterfly identification or programming with our speckled kingsnake; storytelling, especially stories of the native american variety; weaving, making jewelry, making beads; playing wildly interesting tunes on my keyboard at midnight as some sort of ridiculous ritual; collecting beads and buttons; wildflowers and all their many uses; mildly inappropriate and always confusing analogies; renewable energy; cooking, especially vegan and vegetarian foods; expeditions to used book stores and goodwills; culture studies. in essence, i'm a down home southern girl who never wants to admit she's from the south, who loves biodiversity, good literature, and a good trail run/canoe session/bike ride/hike to clear the mind. i hate boxes and refuse to be any part of them; everything i see is colored, and nothing is black or white.

Favourite books: dry, running with scissors, and possible side effects by augusten burroughs; the norby series by isaac asimov; the martian chronicles by ray bradbury; salmon of doubt and the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by douglas adams; breakfast of champions, cat's cradle, and slaughter-house five by kurt vonnegut; the book of laughter and forgetting by milan kundera; life of pi by yann martel... so much more. neil gaiman, virginia woolf, frances burney, mark twain, thomas hardy, herman hesse... literature is the way to my heart.

Favourite films: shortbus, four-eyed monsters, high art, the shining, pulp fiction, death proof, hocus pocus, charlie brown movies, young frankenstein, snatch, transamerica, saving face

Favourite music: last.fm. sarah jaffe, yeasayer, freelance whales, the be good tanyas, wavves, crystal castles, animal collective, patti smith, the gits, bob dylan, the dodos, tegan & sara, why?, cloud cult, bassnectar, miles davis, bessie smith, ella fitzgerald, debussy, vince guaraldi (i've an unhealthy obsession with charlie brown/charles m. schulz.)

What would you like to send/receive?: anything, everything.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: i've met my complement ([livejournal.com profile] novelromantic), what about my polar opposite? anyone, really.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: does not matter one bit.

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

What would be in your dream letter or package?: brains from abby normal. imprints of old graves.

Anything else you'd like to add?: i'd prefer e-mail at first, but i love the art of handwritten letters.

Picture (optional):




surrounded by beautiful brazilians.
[identity profile] deerbehindglass.livejournal.com

Name:  Lisa

Age: 20

Location: New England, USA

How do you identify?: I am really uncomfortable with labels.  I don't feel particularly drawn to any sexuality/gender labels, specifically, but I'm repelled from others.  I love "queer," let's leave it at that.

Interests/hobbies: Procrastinating, reading (specifically experimental genres, magical realism, poetry,) art (modern, specifically dada/surrealist/conceptual), avoiding being creative, making mixed cds/tapes, listening to music and dancing around by myself, live shows, taking baths, lighting candles n a non-neo-pagan way, feminism, gender/queer studies, riot grrrl, countercultures, subcultures, sociology, anthropology, folklore, fairy tales, social politics, gossip, junk food, secrets

Favourite books: My first and most important label, before human, is bookworm.  Some important authors to me are Alice Hoffman, Francesca Lia Block, June Jordan, Charles Bukowski, Daphne Gottlieb, and Edward Albee.  There are always more. 

Favourite films: I am intrigued by Todd Solondz films.  Otherwise, my personal film collection looks like it's owned by a male, gay, art, drug addicted snob.  Take that for what you will.

Favourite music: I will be that douchebag who says that my music transcends boundaries... except it does.  I have interests in all genre, but I am particularly intrigued by anything angry, loud, experimental, or from the first half of the nineties... let's talk blind melon and bikini kill.

What would you like to send/receive?: First I'd like to get to know you online, for a while.  Than I'm open; I'd prefer commitment to long letters.  Mixed cds are always loved.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I'd like to meet people interested in queer politics/gender queer exsistence.  While anyone is welcome, I love radicals.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to? Let's stick to America.

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Not particularly.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A long, rambling letter from a friend written on interesting paper.  A mixed cd/tape is a must, the more the better.  Zines.  Books.  Artwork.

Anything else you'd like to add?: I feel disconnected from the queer community, and I feel invisible/underrepresented/empty.  Help me fix that!

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