[identity profile] write-in-red.livejournal.com
They say the 3rd times the charm. I have had penpals twice before; but one abandoned LJ and the other has been super busy, so…here we go

Name: Machelle

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

Location: Oklahoma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, I'm a ginger. I thought I would give you fair warning in case you were worried about your soul.

Woo!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Rachel

Age: 21 (22 next month!)

Location: Salem, Oregon, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture (optional):



Cut for pic! )

[identity profile] jcleec3.livejournal.com

Name: Jayden

Age: 21

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.

Picture (optional):

(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
[identity profile] kid-slick.livejournal.com
Name: Caroline

Age:
20

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.

Picture
I don't often hang out with inflatable condoms but when in Amsterdam...
[identity profile] jackilyn-hughes.livejournal.com

Name: Jacki

Age:
17

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.

Picture (optional):


[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] pinkplasticpen.livejournal.com
Name: Patti, Patti-Lou-Who, or Hey You

Age: 19

Location: Conservative Central, Utah (thankfully surrounded by a generous circle of more liberal friends)

How do you identify?: Bisexual, feminist, foodie, fattie. I'm your BFF BFFF. :D

Click me for great verbosity! )
Picture:

I hand-dyed this wig and wear it all the time. Blue hair is cooler than blonde.
[identity profile] xlucainx.livejournal.com



Name: Celina

Age: 15

Location: Chicago

How do you identify?:
(sexuality/gender) Well, I consider myself a lesbian. But according to many adults I'm still a young and confused teenager. I agree that I'm still naive about some things and I have 10 more years to go before my brain is fully developed to that of an adult (only 3 more years until I'm recognized by society though).  But I know enough to realize that I can't be straight. I have no interest in boys so I don't really think I'm bisexual. But in the future, who knows? You can't help who you fall for.

Interests/hobbies:
I like reading, specifically about psychology or neurological disorders. I also like to read fanfiction and watch anime. I crochet and have fun making miniature food out of polymer clay. I love dancing flamenco and even belly dancing sometimes.
I still have my old flute in my closet somewhere. I play it...once in a while. I have a lot of different interests ranging from architecture to zoology but I like learning about anything. I enjoy cooking but baking is where my real passion is. I like tasting foods from different cultures and trying new recipes. I also really like to talk. So even though I writing isn't one of my strong points, whatever I do write comes out ten times longer than it should.

Favourite books: My favorite author is Oscar Wilde. I like most of the classics they make you read in school like Hamlet and Wuthering Heights. But my favorite book of all time will always be The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I think studies of the mind and social behavior are interesting. I like Sigmund Freud’s books. I've only read one, The Interpretation of Dreams, and some of his views on homosexuality which I for the most part agree with.

Favourite music: 
I like the same music everyone else does but I prefer music in languages I can't understand. I love belly dancing music~ Techno is good too. Right now I'm listening to the safety dance by the Carpenters if that tells you anything.

Favourite Movies/TV shows: The Lord of the Rings, The Professional, and House of Cards. Favorite directors are Tarantino and Hitchcock.
I don't watch too much TV but usually watch the Discovery channel, Animal Planet, Food Network, or Comedy Central. My favorite comedian is Margaret Cho~
If there’s a disney movie on I'll watch that. Unless it's a sequel.

What would you like to send/receive?:
Anything~  written letters would be awesome but I guess starting out with emails is the safer thing to do. I love making gifts for people so If you need a scarf or a pair of baby booties I'd be happy to send you one.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?:
Anyone~ I like people. Unfortunately I'm only fluent in english. I'm being raised in a spanish household so I understand spanish pretty well. But I can't write in it at all and even have a hard time speaking it properly. I try though, so if you don't mind mediocre spanish I'd love talking with you ;)

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

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") 
Not really. Just nothing that would freak my grandparents too much.

What would be in your dream letter or package?:
Any letter written by anybody. I would even like a letter from a cat. I love hearing about different people's opinions and their lives in general and having someone to share mine with. Recipes, stories, or just general knowledge and trivia people have is nice. Handmade things are cool too.

Anything else you'd like to add?:
I don't think so...except that I'm really, really stupid when it comes to technology. So I don't really understand all the different ways of communicating over the internet they have nowadays. I have windows live messenger that my friend downloaded for me. My username is Celina and email is latale94@hotmail.com

Picture (optional):
Sorry =(
I don’t have any recent uploaded photos of myself or even a camera. But if I ever do get one I’ll use it to take a pic of the caricature of me and my friend i got this summer =]  That should still be valid right?

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