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
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.
Location: Northwest Indiana, near Chicago
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Straight Female active in supporting and fighting for the rights of those she loves and whoever they love.
Interests/hobbies: Knitting, Baking, cake decorating, reading, writing (Fan fiction and original work), Art, Art History, Steampunk, Vegetarianism, sewing/costuming, Renaissance Fairs, Anime/Manga, cosplay conventions, playing with my pets, The handmade aesthetic, video games.
Favourite books: Lord of the Rings, The Harry Potter series, anything that comes well recommended. Most Recent book Read: The Affinity Bridge by George Mann.
Favourite films: I have a lot of favorite movies, I like everything from German Expressionism to kids movies.
Favourite music: Heavy metal, orchestral metal, pop, j-pop, classic rock, techno, modern rock
What would you like to send/receive?: I love snail mail. I like to decorate my own stationary and use wax seals. I also like to receive recipes, knitting patterns, or even the latest chapter in that novel you are writing : )
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone. I think everyone has a strong voice, and I like to listen. Be Funny, Be serious, be Yourself.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere! You have a unique perspective, and it's influenced by where you live.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts")Nothing sexual (for now) I live with my parents (The economy kind of sucks and I'm unemployed...) and that would be a little awkward.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A favorite recipe or knitting pattern, hand written (legibly), a letter telling me about something important to you (Your school, your work, your loved ones), and something that defines you (a quirky picture, a page out of your favorite magazine, something you've made, etc)
Anything else you'd like to add?: I am a creative person, and I crave creativity in others. I think sharing in creativity is the best way to really know someone. Self expression is where I feel that "human connection," and I cherish it when others choose to let me see that side of themselves.
This is me at the Blackhawks Rally in Chicago last week.
Relationship status: Single Pringle.
How do you identify?: The so-called 'fairer' sex (although the biggest tomboy you've ever met, so maybe even genderqueer)/big fat GAYLORD - I've seen Meet The Fockers recently :P - so yep. Very very gay (I intensely dislike the word 'lesbian' for some reason).
Interests/hobbies: LJ owns my life, as does my iPod; veggiemalarian (vegetarian for any non-goofballs out there); writer; photographer; guitarist; singer; non-stop talker; giggler (I laugh loudly and often); learning new languages; meeting new people *cough, hint hint, cough*; travelling; learing about new cultures (particularly Asian - Singapore, China, Japan, India, Vietnam... you get the idea); wannabe interpreter; World Cup enthusiast; Manchester City supporter; David Bowie maniac; Dave Days (I love his videos, he cracks me up); comic-reader (and occasionally drawer/writer); Freddie Mercury fangirl. I LOVE HIM.
Favourite books: I read whatever I can get my hands on. I even read the dictionary when I was seven, for wont of something better to do. I like the His Dark Materials trilogy, the Artemis Fowl books, absolutely anything by Neil Gaiman (although his collaboration with Charles Vess - Stardust - and Neverwhere are particular favourites!), Chocolat, Five Quarters of the Orange and Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell's Edge Chronicles/Muddle Earth, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, SPUD, the Georgia Nicolson series (Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging, Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas etc.) by Louise Rennison, Ballet Shoes, Chinese Cinderella, Lirael, Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire, Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown... I could go on and on.
Favourite films: Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd (I'm a total sucker for a good musical), Pirates of the Caribbean, Austin Powers, The Boat That Rocked, Lord of the Rings, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Breakfast On Pluto, Stardust, In Bruges, Love Actually (and a sucker for a good rom-com. Love Actually is my all-time favourite movie, I think)... That's all I can think of for now.
Favourite music: Classic rock/rock'n'roll. The Beatles, The Kinks, AC/DC, GN'R, The Steve Miller Band, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Queen (I'm obsessed with Queen.), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard (I used to get them and Led Zeppelin mixed up, IDK why.), Van Halen, Bob Dylan, Elvis... And then Bob Marley & The Wailers, Regina Spektor, Oasis, Razorlight, Mika, Snow Patrol, The Fray, Franz Ferdinand, Mika, Madness, The Darkness, Coldplay, Green Day when I'm in the mood, The Sex Pistols, Eurythmics, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Blondie, The Killers, Emmy the Great, Laura Marling. And then soundtracks. Loooove soundtracks.
What would you like to send/receive?: Letters, online and/or snail-mail. It feels like forever since I wrote an actual hand-written letter properly that wasn't for an exam, though, so I'd love to write some of those. My handwriting, though, is very... archaic, really, so you might have trouble reading it. :/
Who would you like to receive letters from?: Anybody who can put up with me long enough! Anybody and everybody, pretty much!
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?:
Anything you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Apart from the obvious (I'm underage, so... No porn or anything sexual, please), food/candy with peanuts, dismembered hands and the like. Not that anyone here would send me a dismembered hand. Or I hope not. Those are my only requests! ^__^
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Music will always be a winner!; funny quotes; photographs of funny street names/signs/tree stump shapes etc.; jokes; newspaper clippings or articles; comics; drawings; writings in other langauges... You name it.
Anything else you want to add?: This could take a while. I have a tendency to drift off topic and just ramble about the most random things; I say everything that comes into my head; I love Monty Python; I will often spasmodically switch between English and whatever language takes my fancy; I'm very sarcastic sometimes (in Britain, sarcastic/deadpan humour is the best and never fails to amuse)... Um... Oh yeah, there's quite a lot of fanfic on my journal. Just a warning.
I love Batman. ^^
Picture: Sure thing!
(Curly-haired and mucking around with my camera)
(Wet-haired and smiling geekily)
(My favourite jumper and another dorky smile)
(Goofing about with my phone and being stupid in general)
Ooops, my face hasn't changed... but I've had about half a foot of hair chopped off since then :P It's up around my cheekbones now.
I have started this community because I couldn't find a community on here that provided everything that I was looking for. So I started my own! Anyway I guess I'll kick things off in terms of introducing myself.
Location: Dorset, UK
How do you identify?: Queer femme - interested in very butch, or FTM transguys.
Interests/hobbies: Reading, design, really geeky nerdy things, travelling, printmaking, photography, making kick-ass mixtapes and mix-cds for long car journeys, queer/feminist/gender theory, zines, comics, festivals, live music, crafternoons, playing my accordion really badly, walking my dog, charity shops.
Favourite books: Writers along the lines of: George Orwell, Poppy Z Brite, Chuck Paluhniuk, Charles Bukowski, Haruki Marukami, Katherine Dunn, Stephen Chbosky, Nabakov, Allen Ginsberg, Jonathan Saffran Foer, Miranda July... many more.
Favourite films: Ghost World, Les Amants Du Pont Neuf, Betty Blue, Together, Amelie, Clueless, Caramel, Me Without You, Heathers, The Dreamers, Volver, Grizzly Man, Me You And Everyone We Know, most Pedro Almodovar films... a lot more. I also have a secret love for bad romantic comedies or cheesy daytime movies.
Favourite music: Mostly indiepop, alt-folk, soul, blues. See: http://www.last.fm/user/alicaurusrex
What would you like to send/receive?: letters/penpals (long term and short term), long interesting letters, postcards, surprise packages, mix-cds, mixtapes, tea-bags, zines, crafty items, indie comics, feminist/queer/gender theory related items, books, vintage family photographs of strangers.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Radical queeroes! Dykes, adorable transguys, femmes, artists, feminists!
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: UK, Europe, USA, Canada... or in fact, anywhere.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Anything non-veggie such as candy/sweets with gelatine in them.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A great mix-cd of killer tunes, a good book/zine, some yummy tea, a long letter full of exciting ideas and fascinating words.
Anything else you'd like to add?: Ask me :)