Name: Wendy or Wen
Location: New Jersey
How do you identify?: I don't. Love is love in my eyes.
About me: I'm in College studying Psychology and Sociology. Free-spirit.
I Love: adventures, zombies, raw emotion, animals, spontaneity, anything quirky, tattoos, cats, food, meditating, yoga, randomness, imagination, creativity, smiles, crocheting, laughter, discovering, & awesomeness. If you wanna know more check out my tumblr and that should give you more insight :) http://inthismomentof.tumblr.com/
Books: Any Dean Koontz book or Chuck Palahnuik, Running with Scissors, Jessica Darling Series, Speak, Dry, Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are, The Notebook, Into the Wild, etc.
Films/TV: Some favorite movies: Anchorman, WALL-E, Garden State, 500 Days of Summer, Timer, American Beauty, Big Fish, Sex Drive, Paris je t'aime, Away we Go, Euro Trip, ELF, Whip it, Zombieland, Harry Potter etc. Some favorite TV shows: The Office, Scrubs, Dexter, The Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Blood, Cake Boss, 30 Rock, The Buried Life etc.
Music: I have an eclectic taste, but some of my favorites are: The Beatles, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Jason Mraz, Circa Survive, Bayside, Rise Against, Regina Spektor, Adele, Foo Fighters, Iron & Wine, Death Cab for Cutie and many, many more.
What would you like to send/receive?: Definitely snail mail :)
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Male/female/dinosaur/whatever between the ages of 20-26.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: I would like to stay within the US for now. (Poor college kid here, heh)
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. “food/candy with nuts”) Dead things. So. Not. Cool. Illegal stuff, things that would make me or you wanna throw up.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: You can send me whatever you'd like except things from the "things I would NOT like to receive" question. I'm not picky, but anything cute/quirky/keepsakes/mixed cds/ books/postcards are always winners. And letters are just awesome.
Anything else you’d like to add?: Yeah, I'm looking for someone who is open-minded, awesome, has similar interests (or totally different ones), someone who likes to keep in touch and not just do this for a one time thing, one who wants to get to know me more, share inside jokes/stories, someone who would like to exchange little gifts, someone fun who doesn't always have to send a letter, it can be a postcard or a picture, someone who can get creative and making the whole penpal experience even more fun than it is. Someone like you :)
This is me :)
Name: Amanda Traci Nicole Stevens
Location: Albany or Long Island, New York
How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) Lesbian leaning towards pansexual all wrapped with the added confusion of being a trans female who identifies as gendqueer. If you were able to make sense of all that, please help me figure out the labyrinth. I would greatly appreciate it.
Interests/hobbies: Hmm. This could take awhile and I am trying to do this in a way that doesn’t make me seem boring. Well, first and foremost I am writer and most of my hobbies float around that and being a nerd. So, I spend a lot of time maintaining my blogs (although my LJ has fallen to the wayside), writing poetry, or working on my memoir. The rest of time is occupied with hanging out with friends, playing Magic the Gathering, or playing games on Steam. I am a huge nerd, so comics and video games and anime and manga are all aces in my book.
Favourite books: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, A Clockwork Orange, The Alcoholic, The Watchmen, Transmetropolitan, Bi Any Other Name, My Gender Workbook, Worst, and way too many other things to announce. Its mainly a huge mixture of manga, comics, graphic novels, gender studies, and whatever sparks my interest.
Favourite films: This will be the extremely short list otherwise this would be extremely long to read. Clerks, Mallrats, Red Dawn, Fame(the original), Half Baked, The Matrix, Fight Club, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, But I’m a Cheerleader, Camp
Favourite music: System of a Down, Bayside, Common, Daft Punk, Asian Kung Fu Generation, Rip Slyme, Nine Inch Nails, Monkey Magick, Yoshida Brothers, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and the Kids Table.. Ok so this could go on forever and I don’t think you’d get what I like. I listen to everything from punk rock to j pop. It all just depends on my mood. So if you like something I will probably will also.
What would you like to send/receive?: As far sending goes I have no real preference. Just ask and I will try to accommodate. The same goes for receiving. There is nothing I would mind getting. I am a fairly creative person so the more creative the better. But don’t feel pressured
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: To be completely honest, anyone. I mean, I am a social butterfly, so I love just meeting and getting to know all people.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: This is the only time I am going to sound selfish. I would love to get mail from anywhere in the world, but my funds are limited. So, I will try to work anywhere but I can’t guarantee it will be speedy.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts")
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Um, well anything super creative. Otherwise, send me your dream letter or package. That will probably make me the happiest. No lie.
Anything else you'd like to add?: UM. That I can think of. Just have fun, I know I will.
Location: Colorado, USA
How do you identify?: Gay male
Interests/hobbies: I try to dabble in a bit of everything: web design, drawing, reading, writing, hiking, camping. In short I love to be expressive and go outdoors.
Favourite books: The DaVinci Code, Prey, Harry Potters. Generally I read fantasy and sci-fi, but I'm completely open to suggestions! I need and want to read more >_>
Favourite films: Requiem for a Dream, Moulin Rouge, Running with Scissors, Amélie, Hard Candy, I ♥ Huckabees, RENT, The Devil Wears Prada, Mean Girls, Me and You and Everyone We Know.
Favourite music: I have always been an avid pop fan, (and probably always will be), but I'm into pretty much anything besides rap or country. Lady GaGa (obsessed), Florence + The Machine, Acceptance, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Maria Mena, Panic! At The Disco, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Alphabeat, Charlotte Sometimes, Lily Allen, The Veronicas, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Paramore, The Postal Service, Imogen Heap, Kate Nash, P!nk. You can find me here on last.fm.
What would you like to send/receive?: E-mails would be great to start! Eventually I think letters and crafts/artworks/mix CDs would be fun, too :)
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Absolutely anyone!
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere, but I can only speak English.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A simple letter with silly doodles on the edges. I think a handwritten note from a friend is more meaningful and desirable than anything else. Of course I'm open to just about anything!
Anything else you'd like to add?: I'm a laid back, open minded person looking forward to meeting new people and hopefully making some friends in the LGBT (or not) world!
Picture: My userpic, and
Comment or send me a message if you'd like to be pen pals! <3
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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How do you identify?: (sexuality/gender) I like boys and I look like a girl, but I'm not cisgender or straight. I'm a gay man inside and a straight female outside. I can't really label myself here :/
Interests/hobbies: Hobbies: drawing, writing, reading&writing comic books, reading, playing video games, listening to music, surfing the web. Interests: comics/manga, video games, occultism, folklore, history, psychology, books, art, poetry and literature.
Favourite books: Iwasaki Mineko: Geisha of Gion, H.P. Lovecraft's short stories, Neil Gaiman's Sandman Series, Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray. (Need book recommendations :3)
Favourite films: Pan's Labyrinth, Kill Bill 1&2, Spirited Away, Resident Evil Movies, 28 Days Later (28 Weeks Later was fail), Nightmare before Xmas, Advent Children, Silent Hill, Last of the Mohicans, Fifth Element, Juno, Practical Magic
Favourite music: The GazettE, Alice Nine, Nightmare, Dir en Grey, Maximum the Hormone, System of a Down, Sex Pistols, The Clash, T-Rex, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Aerosmith, The Black Mages, Nobuo Uematsu, Motorhead, Akeboshi, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Outkast... I basically like anything as long as it isn't Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber or any of that crap. I also despise Twilight. Don't even go there.
Other (added): Alphons Mucha, Klimt, Aleister Crowley, Tarot, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Alundra, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Max Ernst (Dali is overrated), Edvard Munch, Marlene Dumas, Nanamirio, Shunpei, One Piece, Naruto, Eiichiro Oda, Kishimoto Masashi... etc
What would you like to send/receive?: I'll send whatever as long as it isn't really expensive to post. I wouldn't send food because its quite difficult.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: At the moment I'd love to have a male friend because I have basically none at the moment. I have some female friends (though I'm not a particularly outgoing person, so it is really a few haha), but I get on with boys better and I'd like to speak to a male identified person right now. Females/genderqueers are more than welcome to message me too, however.
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere, though the money thing is an issue like I said.
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: (eg. "food/candy with nuts") No food, thank you.
What would be in your dream letter or package?: A hand-written letter, a drawing or painting etc, would make my day.
Anything else you'd like to add?: I apparently have Schizophrenic symptoms, but I'm too much of a wimp to see a doctor. Don't ask, its a long story. I'm also an opinionated sonofabitch and I rant daily, whether it be to the parasitic Incubus that lives in my brainpockets, the Plague Doctor or online, about nerd stuff to humanitarian stuff. Beware.
(Edited, I know. But doesn't it look cool?! 8D So much better than I *actually* look.)
Location: Lake In The Hills, IL, USA
How do you identify?: Gay/Male
Interests/hobbies: Photography, art, Traditional Witchcraft (NOT Wicca), occult, reading, computers (and technology in general), CSS & HTML. Psychology- I'm a psych major at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and plan on getting my Ph.D. in neuropsychology.
Favourite books: Pride & Prejudice, The Seance, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Please Stop Laughing At Me, Sorcerers of the Nightwing, The Awakening, The Scarlet Letter, Coraline.. (I have WAY too many to list!)
☆ I LOVE TO READ!!
Favourite films: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd (OMG I LOVEEEE), Alice In Wonderland, The Devil Wears Prada, & MUCHHHH more!
Favourite TV Shows: Family Guy, NCIS, CSI (original!), Spongebob, Chowder, Adventure Time, Flapjack-I love cartoons :D
Favourite music: Evanescence, Paramore, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Broken Iris, Noctura; all genres except rap and only a little bit of country, of which Dixie Chicks are my favorite.
What would you like to send/receive?: Email, occasionally letters, mixed music CDs, etc.
Who would you like to send and receive mail from?: Anyone!
What countries would you like to receive mail from and send to?: Anywhere really!
Anything that you would particularly NOT like to receive?: Sexual-related objects xD
What would be in your dream letter or package?: Not quite sure. O_O!
Anything else you'd like to add?: I have a rather dark personality ;)