Hey! Probably some of you already know me, either personally or through my Yahoo group. I'd love to make some new friends, so here be the pertinent info...
Birthday: 5th December, 1980 (Sagittarius/Monkey)
Location: Machias, Maine, USA
Occupation: Artist/Snake Breeder/Ghost Hunter/Manic Busy Person...
TV-Shows: At the moment, I like "Lost", "Desperate Housewives", "My Name Is Earl", "Dog the Bounty Hunter"...t.v. shows I love that are off the air include "Six Feet Under", "Dead Like Me", "Family Plots" (yeah, I guess there's a pattern there)...
Movies: I'm a total movie nut with a huuuge collection...I like: "Rosemary's Baby", "The Silence of the Lambs", "Audrey Rose", "Heathers", "Serial Mom", "My First Mister", "The Lost Boys", the Japanese version of the "Ring" trilogy, "The Mummy", "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series, "Some Like It Hot", "To Wong Foo...", "Helter Skelter", waaaay too many to list...
Books: anything by Roald Dahl, the 'Harry Potter' series, 'The Thief of Always', 'Helter Skelter', 'Valley of the Dolls', 'To Kill a Mockingbird', tons of non-fiction, way too much to list--I'm a lifelong bookworm...
Music:the Beatles, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, the Doors, Dar Williams, Liz Phair, Aerosmith, the Dixie Chicks, Eminem, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Hole, Tori Amos, the Rolling Stones, Le Tigre, Bikini Kill, Jill Sobule, Heavens To Betsy, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Bangles, Boy George & Culture Club, Babes In Toyland, Sonic Youth, Veruca Salt, Blondie, the Ramones, Joan Jett, Smashing Pumpkins, the Violent Femmes, Eve6, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, NIN, the Butthole Surfers, the Corrs, Letters To Cleo, Johnny Cash, Weezer, Green Day, Patsy Cline, Neil Diamond, my friends' bands, waaaay too many to list here...
Hobbies & Interests: writing (creative & letters), reading, art, diy, zines, thrifting, paranormal investigation/research, movies, road trips, festivals & faires, extreme sports (skydiving, driving race cars, mountain climbing, spelunking, etc.), fun with friends, fundraisers/charity work, exotic pets & animal rescue, history, genealogy, old cemeteries, alternative lifestyles & religions, lots of artsy/creative stuff, singing, performing, true crime, abnormal psychology, yoga, bellydance, kickboxing, looong letters, thrill rides, research, mystery, the macabre, wizards, dragons, burlesque, pin-up, costumes, lots lots more...
About me: I'm a 26-year old, bi, gothy, Pagan chick. I live on the coast of Maine with my boyfriend of nearly 9 years, our soon-to-be 7-year old daughter and a menagerie of exotic pets. I'm a very random person. You can find more info on/photos of me at www.myspace.com/Margeaux_Melynda and I have my own pal/swap group at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/AlternaSwaps.
PEN PAL QUESTIONS:
How long have you been penpaling? About 22 years; swapping heavily for like 14 years or more.
How many penpals do you have? Not sure; quite a few.
How many do you want? Depends on who I hear from.
How long are your letters? Extremely.
Do you type or handwrite? Depends on what's going on/how my health is.
Do you like sending gifts with your letters? I swap by box, etc.
Usually, how long does it take for you to reply to a letter? Depends on what's going on and where I am.
What age would you like your penpal to be? Doesn't matter.
Would you like them to be male or female? Female or gay/bi males preferably!
Where would you like them to be from? Doesn't matter.
What are you looking for in a pen pal? I have to feel a connection with you to continue to write to you. I'm looking for lasting friendship, not just 'penpals'.
I don't want to hear from:
--Anyone who doesn't have a decent mastery of the English language (I need to be able to understand what you're writing). That doesn't mean I won't write to people of other cultures/doesn't have English as a first language.
--Anyone who's living in a fantasy world. (I seem to get all the crazies, I swear.)
--Anyone who doesn't feel that they can relate to me based on anything I've written about myself here.
--Homophobes and racists definitely need not apply.
--Anyone that doesn't understand or is afraid of/negative toward Paganism or my being interested in & open-minded to other alternative religions, including LaVeyan Satanism (which is actually a philosophy by the way, not a 'religion' per se).
--Anyone who makes a lot of assumptions and feels they can insult me but will have a fit if I tell them they don't have a clue what they're talking about...I've been getting swamped with intros lately and letters from people who claim to be 'open-minded' at first and then ask extremely ignorant and insulting questions or make insane assumptions about me/how I live/what I believe in/what I do...It gets old really fast. I'm basically just a person who enjoys living life to its fullest and is interested in a wide variety of things.
--Anyone that desires to 'convert' me to anything. :-P And I have absolutely no desire to 'convert' you either.
--Anyone who has a problem with me needing to type sometimes. My letters tend to be extremely long and I have certain medical issues that keep me from being able to handwrite them at times. Typewritten letters aren't meant to be an 'insult' or anything negative. :-P
--Speaking of negativity--Anyone who tends to be predominantly negative, I don't need any downers.
Sorry, it makes me look biotchy to list so many "I don't want to hear froms", but you wouldn't believe what I've had to put up with lately. I figure I'd better get these things out in the open first and then you can get to know me and see that I'm really not that scary or unfriendly. :-P
Seriously, if you feel like we'd hit it off, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for reading this, if you've made it this far!