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] 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] hippieslovelife.livejournal.com

Name: Wendy or Wen

Age: 21

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/

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.

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.

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 :)

[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] pretencioso.livejournal.com
Name: James

Age: 20

Location: I'm currently in Lima, Perú, but I'll be back in Cambridge, Massachusetts come August.

How do you identify?: Cisgender gay man

Interests/hobbies: I study socio-cultural anthropology at school, so I'm into anything that has to do with political economy, imperialism, neocolonialism, governmentality, globalization, hermeneutics, third-wave feminism, political ecology, ethnography, hegemony, etc. I'm also interested in social justice/oppression/axes of identity.

Favourite books: A lot of non-fiction:

Allah Made Us by Rudolf Gaudio, The Church of Women by Dorothy Hodgson, Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman by Marjorie Shostak, Hustling is not Stealing by John Chernoff, Remotely Global by Charles Piot, Contagious Divides by Nayan Shah, Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway, Veiled Sentiments by Lila Abu-Lughod, The Anti-Politics Machine by James Ferguson, Spirits of Resistance & Capitalist Discipline by Aihwa Ong, Africa Since 1940 by Frederick Cooper, What Women Do in Wartime edited by Meredith Turshen & Clotilde Twagiramariya, Global Divas by Martin Manalansan, The Ethical Slut by Easton Liszt, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded edited by INCITE!, The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel, Transgender History by Susan Stryker, etc.

And some non-fiction:
The Cherry Orchard, The Catcher in the Rye, The Jungle, Macbeth, El hablador, Los pasos perdidos, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Favourite films: Paris is Burning, Capitalism: A Love Story, In Debt We Trust, Death Becomes Her, Heathers...yeah, not too much film-watching over here.

Favourite music: Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, La Oreja De Van Gogh

What would you like to send/receive?: Cute/old-fashioned letters, typed or hand-written. Something more than superficial.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: I would prefer exchanging mail with people over 18. All sexes, genders, sexualities are cool. I speak and write Spanish pretty fluently, so if anyone wants to practice with me, that would be cool too. Also I need to learn French for study abroad next year, so someone should teach me via mail. :P

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere! I'd love to learn about people's experiences around the world.

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

What would be in your dream letter or package?: Something actually interesting.

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[identity profile] chimaerandi.livejournal.com
 Name: Randi

Age: 23

Location: Billings, MT

How do you identify: High femme lesbian

Interests/hobbies: Crafts, clothing, music, dancing, writing, makeup, cooking, baking, playing video games, doing stand up (don't get your hopes up, I'm not that funny), and other stuff I can't think of. 

Favorite books: Oh, too many!! I was an English major lol. Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Love in The Time of Cholera, Oranges are not the only fruit, Tipping the Velvet, Fluke, Good Omens, Jane Eyre, The Chosen, The Dresden Files, Stephen King novels, Dean Koontz novels, Everything is Illuminated, and Flowers in The Attic

Favorite Films: The Motorcycle Diaries, Schindler's List, Munich, The Indiana Jones movies (the first three), and Eulogy

Favorite Music: My VERY favorite is Jonathan Richman, and if you know who he is, I love you. I also like Dave Carter, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Ani Difranco, Anais Mitchell, Bright Eyes, showtunes, Lady Gaga, Joshua James, and most folk stuff. 

What would you like to send/receive: postcards at first, since I collect them. emails, packages and such too. I'd love to do a CD exchange

Who from: ANYONE! No creepers, though, lol.   I also would love people that would appreciate getting letters festooned with glitter and stickers. 

What countries: any and all, though I would love to make friends in Montana and Wyoming, because it is a lonely place for a queermo. 

What would you NOT like to receive: I do hate peanut butter lol. And please no naked pictures unless you are Sarah Silverman, in which case GO RIGHT AHEAD.

What would be in your dream letter or package: I don't know, something fun! I am terrible at descriptions. 

Anything else: I'd love to meet more queer Jews, as well!

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Jun. 24th, 2010 06:08 pm
[identity profile] skylilies.livejournal.com
Name: Kailey (Kay)

Age: 17

Location: Colorado, US

How do you identify?: lesbian/female

Interests/hobbies: ...it's always tough to think of everything on the spot for this, but, a sampling of things: writing (my passion;; ), reading, photography (and, being a camwhore), baking pies, playing around with handwriting analysis/palmistry/personality tests, listening to people and helping them out, some manga, girly things like make-up/LUSH/clothes/etc, making music mixes, being amused by my ten cats, randomly reading wikipedia pages, stalking lj. i'm also a bit fond of snakes and ducks?

Favourite books: Enchantment by Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite books of all time -- i love his writing style and most of his other books, including the Ender's Game/Shadow series. um, other authors i like include F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, Tamora Pierce, Alice Hoffman... this gives a pretty good idea of the kind of books i like, though i'm always open to recs ♥ /reads a lot.

Favourite films: Hayao Miyazaki films, Miracle, R.E.N.T., Slumdog Millionaire, ...i'm not very good at remembering films i've enjoyed, but i tend to like indie & foreign films that leave an impression -- like Caramel or the Japanese film 46 Billion Years of Love (46億年の恋).

Favourite music: the best place to look is probably my last.fm. i like all different types of english music (cobra starship, tegan & sara, lykke li, shakira, metric, jason mraz, stars, dragonette, the beatles, marilyn manson, eminem, loreena mckennitt, placebo, etc), jrock (miyavi, alice nine, gazette, kirito, etc), kpop (epik high, big bang, dbsk, super junior, after school) and other genres like classical music, celtic music ...i'm open to just about everything and i love it when people share new music with me. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW MORE SPANISH BANDS;;

What would you like to send/receive?: i'd like to start with emails (PM me and i'll give you my email!), i'm more comfortable getting to know someone before i give out my address, but i'm a huge fan of handwritten letters. they're so personal and special and really give you a sense of who the person is. so eventually, handwritten notes/long letters and photographs/trinkets would be lovely o:

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: i'm fine with anyone! i can only speak english fluently and i would love to speak to people who know spanish - i'm not even at conversational level (i took spanish for about a year and a half; i can read it reasonably well but have trouble responding/building proper sentences :/) but i'd like to learn more/just really admire the language.

What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: any country is fine! i like learning about different cultures, so variety is nice o:

Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") since i'm asking for emails to start with, nothing that i can think of!

What would be in your dream letter or package?: my dream package would be a stack of letters from different days of the week, along with little doodles or sticky notes, things that have meaning or make you smile, and little trinkets - like, the fortune from a fortune cookie or the leaf you found on the ground that caught your eye. I DON'T KNOW, I'M DORKY OKAY. 8|

Anything else you'd like to add?: i'm currently recovering from a serious chronic illness, so i'm not always sure how quickly i'll respond to emails, but i think that's part of the beauty of penpals - the letter stays and waits for you to answer it, unlike talking to someone in person or over instant messaging. and letters are personal in a different way o:

Picture (optional):
[identity profile] amphitritie.livejournal.com
Name: I'd rather not divulge until you know me a bit.

Age: 15

How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Well, I'm female (despite my love of dressing up in suits), but I label myself as bisexual to anyone who asks, although I feel that one should see gender as fluid and love who you love. For this reason I support polyamory as well, although I don't practice it (maybe if the time comes.) I've known all this since I was 11, so I'm pretty certain of myself and open with it. Sexual openess can happen when your first understanding of sex comes from reading Middlesex (great book.)

Interests/hobbies: Puzzles (mysteries are great,) drawing, creative writing, I love music and singing, but I gave up doing it when I couldn't go on stage (I'm half blind, try covering one eye and looking through a toilet paper roll with the other and you've go me,) being an internet addict, languages: native English, Spanish and Japanese, although I'd like German, Russian and Cambodian, watching British Comedy, being a sci-fi nerd (Star Trek TOS and Doctor Who are my forte and reading I love Ray Bradbury and Phillip K Dick,) word/name etymology, I'm obsessed with Cambodia seeing as it is my home country, gay rights, greek myths, Stephen Fry and/or Hugh Laurie, learning new things, SCIENCE! MUAH! (I want to be a neurologist)

Favourite books: anything by Walter Moers, Stephen Fry, Daniel Pinkwater, Ray Bradbury, Phillip K Dick, Douglas Adams and PG Wodehouse to name a few authors. Jane Eyre, Cheaper By the Dozen, the Ghost Map, Middlesex, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lord of the Rings/the Hobbit, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Flowers for Algernon are also top, although I own 600 + books (mine, not my parents, all collected by ME!) so it's hard to choose.

Favourite films: So many . . . I know everyone says so, but it's really true. Um, here are a couple from my hundred or so list: any Pixar, any Mel Brooks, any musicals, any Charlie Brown specials, Harold and Maude, Forrest Gump, To Kill A Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Untouchables, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Beautiful Mind, Shine, Best in Show, Spaceballs, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Babe, Betelgeuse, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lord of the Rings

Favourite music: I listen to a lot of single songs by artists I don't know/follow that I find by way of YouTube's related videos column. However, I am quite fond of Queen, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Franz Ferdinand, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, the Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and showtunes. Yeah, musical diversity FTW.

What would you like to send/receive?: At the moment, anything you can fit in an email. If you want to contact, ask in comments and I'll PM you my email. I lose stamps too easily for my wallet to be comfortable with funding this endeavour.

Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone, but people who share the same interest, likes and views on sexuality would be perferable. I can only read English well, but bits in other langauges (with possible translations) would be great!

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") Spam, in both definitions of the word.

What would be in your dream letter or package?: A picture of yourself, and a lengthy letter, with perhaps a bit in another language and if you were REALLY NICE a book or DVD you'd reccomend.

Anything else you'd like to add?: Beards freak me out and I am extremely nerdy. One of my pet peeves involves people who can't bother to write real sentences. No chatspeak!

Picture (optional): I'll just describe myself.
A "so brown everyone thinks it's black" bob haircut
Tan skin
Two coloured eyes blue and brown
Shoe size: 6.5 on left and 7 on right
White teeth (baking soda is the secret,) straightened a couple years ago
107.5 lbs as of yesterday
Thin fingers with naturally pink fingernails (no polish although I do favour cream or red sometimes) all different lengths, because I can never take the time to sit down and clip them all evenly
Lots of different little scars from all the times I've tripped over stuff, scratched myself or had surgeries
Pierced ears, although I only wear jewlery for special occasions, as my ears never close


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