Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 10:01 am


Date Joined: July 12, 2020
Last Online: September 28, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Mary Sue (pronouns she/her)

I love to read fiction, I mostly read in science fiction and fantasy, as well as romance. When I read nonfiction, I read history and social science.

I am a huge sports fan, I love baseball and soccer, and follow the local Portland Thorns women's professional soccer team. I travel as often as I can to cities to watch my teams play, and I went to the World Cup 2015 in Canada and 2019 in France. Now planning 2023 in Australia and New Zealand!

Some of my other hobbies include traveling, handwritten letters and post cards to my pen pals, crochet, and metalsmithing.

I live alone, with a cat. The cat's hobbies are sleeping and dreaming about chasing the birds.

I love bridge postcards, city view postcards, multi-view cards, I love industrial and architectural cards, as well as vintage ones (especially if you write a memory attached to the place or image on the card). If you have free/advertising postcards from the 50s-60s-70s, I LOVE those! Get them out of your collection and send them on an adventure to me!

I appreciate handmade art. I am a big fan of cryptids and skeletons and silly spooky things, think more Disney's Haunted Mansion than, say, Nightmare on Elm Street. Spooky mail is part of my happy mail! I celebrate Halloween, Pride month, and Buddhist holidays.

I am queer as heckies and my favorite color is GLITTER. Currently I bear seven tattoos- two bridges, one botanical, one Walt Disney quote, and three symbols of resistance and rebellion from comic books.

Note: I have severe food allergies so while the thought is appreciated, I cannot accept any consumables, tea, or bath/body items. My sobriety date is March 18, 2019.

Swapping Information

If you've got me in a card/letter swap and you're stumped what to write me, here's what I always like hearing about, in no particular order:

  • A favorite travel memory/time you went on an adventure
  • Your pets, present or past
  • What is your superpower? That is, what is the one thing that you do amazingly well.
  • Five Favorites. Favorite whats? You choose!

I take a daily walk past my local post office, so I check 'send' when I get back from there. This includes Sundays and holidays.

I take photos of everything I send, so if you can't read my writing I can send you a typed transcript if you ask.

I will also resend. If items don't arrive in a week or three, let me know!

Favorite Books

The InCryptid Series by Seanan McGuire

Newsflesh series by Mira Grant

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Reverb by Anna Zabo

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

MEM by Bethany Morrow

Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Bloodlines: A Star Wars Novel by Claudia Gray

I'm a member of WorldCon and therefore I get to nominate and vote on the Hugo Awards, so my reading list leans very heavily towards speculative fiction.

Favorite Movies

Spaceballs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Quiet Man, Disney's Hercules, Black Panther, Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim II, Birds of Prey.

Favorite Music

So many to choose from: Nova Twins, Bloodywood, Neil Diamond, Lizzo, Noname, Timmy Trumpet, Lil Nas X, A Tribe Called Red... I could keep going forever.


LunarSynth rated for 1 Page Letter#21 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Just got your letter! Love the ink and stationary, and thank you so much for the extras you included!
ericabella rated for Book lines in a notecard #3 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Mary Sue! I love the unicorn book mark. Ciao!
rhinoluvr rated for Ugly PC Swap #15 on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Mary Sue, thanks for the strange costume PC you sent for this swap. What a heinous outfit!! Thanks also for the book recommendation. Iโ€™ll look up Mem tomorrow at work. Take care & have Fun ;)
Teppi1014 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #44 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Loved this postcard. Had to share with my daughter who is wolf crazy. It's now wall art for her room.
Traceyk rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #212 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend with me. The book about bullet journaling sounds interesting.
klover rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #44 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. Apple picking sounds like a great time to get out with friends and family. I am glad you figured out a way to continue your tradition despite the current circumstances. We dont really have any apple orchards here in Mineeapolis. The seasons change too quickly here in MN. We do have a crabapple tree in our back yard. The pink flower blooms are beautiful. Once the blooming period is done, the tiny apples become more of hinderance as they fall. Unfortunately we cannot eat them:-(. However, the birds and squirrels love them! Have a great day and happy swapping!
kizzlets rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #44 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bird postcard!
Comment: Oh I love the card you sent! I was told I have been to the Lion Country Safari but I donโ€™t remember it. We visit the one you guys have in OR on our way down from our cruise to Alaska. Have you been to that drive through?And I love your idea of a clipboard! Take care๐Ÿ’Œ
Comment: I loved your answers! Made me smile
Comment: Thank you! Fun songs!! Sorry for the late rating!!
rexlexwrites rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Love the art on this PC, thank you!
kammy rated for Postcard Pick Up #16 International on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this postcard and tea. It's very cool. See you soon
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard, Mary Sue! Can't believe how long it took to get here, but the wolf is a beautiful postcard! Best wishes! K.
Comment: Loved all the space themed goodies! Thank you!
CarmelH rated for STICKER SWAP ~ ANY THEME #3 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Beautiful array of stickers, very nice packaging, one of the nicest swaps I have received. Thank you
Aseret25 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
dustyrumor rated for Scratch and Dent Postcard Swap on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the lovely vintage stamps as well!! I loved the swap - it was a great chance to give some love to the more worn out postcards that haven't felt right in the other swaps.
Comment: Thank you for the Germany post card with fun stamps! We even had haze from the smoke out west. Now it is clear today and sunny! Glad you are safe!
kizzlets rated for Ephemera/Junk Journal Supplies on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the random bits and pieces you sent me. I liked the stickers. I am also a Pipsticks, Mrs. Grossman and Stickii Club subscriber haha (based on the bits and pieces you sent me, so I'm assuming it was part of your stash) lol :)
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #211 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Hi Mary Sue - thank you for the share about your weekend and thank you for wanting to help others due to the fires! That is so sweet of you and I hope you are safe! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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Artistic on Sep 25, 2020:

Glad you liked the Space envelope book! It was fun to make. There are some of the papers tucked into one of the pockets too. (Hope they didn't fade into the background.)

thisismeAXiD on Sep 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

LeaTheShark on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for participating in Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~ Here is a cute little mothman in a flower crown for ya!

alexalgebra on Jul 29, 2020:

Hello! Here's my favorite local cryptid, Sasquatch, for Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~. Do you think this video is real?? :D

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