Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 1:51 am


Date Joined: June 6, 2010
Last Online: July 8, 2020
Birthday: February 26, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Neon. I used to be on this site a lot, but haven't done a swap in ages. It's been on my mind, so hello again, July 2020!

I'm 38, definitely and '80s/'90s kid, and I live just outside of Portland, OR, with my fiance. I'm queer as fuck, non-binary (they/them or he/him pronouns for me please!), sober, and ready for the world to be less of a dumpster fire.

I like the sun, fresh air, going for walks and jogs in my neighborhood, weird snacks, traveling (especially Tokyo or any Disney parks), adventures, bright-ass clown vomit rainbow fashion, journaling, Disney, listening to loud music, singing, learning languages, crocheting, UV resin, cross-stitching, making tiny things, making weird things, watercolor, making zines, and rainbows. Someday I will learn to sew.

My favorite characters are KIRBY (I have a giant rainbow Kirby tattoo), Oswald (Disney rabbit), anyone from Steven Universe, PreCure (A la Mode and Twinkle are my favorite seasons), and Yoshi (from Mario). I also just love Disney in general!! I go to the parks as often as I can, which isn't very often, and Tokyo Disney Resort is my favorite! I also love Sanrio and my favorite characters are Hangyodon, Keroppi, Strawberry King, and Wish Me Mell.

I love bunnies and frogs! Like, really a lot!

I am outspoken and what some people would probably call an "SJW", but I call "being a decent human being." I don't like positivity culture and I believe it's toxic. It's fine to be optimistic or non-violent, but it's also important to face the realities of 2020 - things are fucking hard and it's okay to not be okay or to be sad or to be angry.

I love cute things, but I like dark things as well. I guess I have two different sides to me. The cute side is my super rainbow side that likes bunnies and idol cartoons and the dark side is my punk/emo side that likes weird dead things in jars and creepy clowns.

I love Tokyo - it feels like a weird home away from home. I take a lot of inspiration from J-fashion, specifically decora, pop kei, and to a lesser extent, fairy kei (I love it on others, but I'm more into neons and brights than pastels). I also love GIANT NECKLACES, especially with some kind of food charm or plushie hanging off of them.

I love having pen pals and although sometimes I go months without writing, I will get back eventually, I promise!! I enjoy pen pals for the letters, not just for swapping stuff. I like to have friends across the country and world and hear about other people's lives. I especially love to have other queer pen pals, or also pen pals with other folks that have ADHD!

I also love art that you made, whatever it is. I used to have a "tiny art wall" that was a lot of SB art, but I've moved and can't put much on the walls in my new place :( I still have a little place where I keep treasures from people though!

It's hard to explain myself succinctly, LOL. You can look at my Instagram and probably get a better of idea of what kind of weirdo I am there.

Also, I just want to add I did flake on 2 swaps many years ago- one I eventually completed and the other I did not (hence the two 1s, and one of the 3s). As someone suggested in the rating, it was just more than I could handle at the time, but I learned a lesson about not taking on too many big swaps when my life is busy!

The other 3 was complete crap and I did the swap perfectly as described, years later I still don't know what went wrong there...maybe it got eaten up in the mail or something? We will never know...

Favorite Music

I mostly just listen to the same music I've liked since the '00s/'90s.

I like stuff that's loud - pop-punk, riot grrl, grunge, post-punk, emo...not metal so much though.

I also like J-pop and K-pop, but not really enough that I know any artists or anything. I put it on Spotify sometimes.

I also love Disney music, of course, but it usually makes me cry because I don't know when I'll be able to get back to a Disney park again!! :'(

Favorite Books

I don't have a ton of time to read these days, and with all the shit in the world, my focus is...unreliable. I read in the bath sometimes. I like queer YA fiction the best, dystopian is good although a little close to home sometimes these days...

I also am going through a phase where I LOVE reading obnoxious business books, I don't even know, your guess is as good as mine as to why, LOL, but I've been reading Russell Brunson's Dotcom Secrets series and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH. WHY?!

Favorite Movies

Queer stuff, documentaries, Studio Ghibli, cute things, Disney, cheesy Hallmark type stuff. Mostly things that are feel-good because the world is feel-bad.

Favorite Television

I just watched the new Baby-Sitters Club and it was AMAZING! I watch a lot of anime, documentary shows, and teen dramas. I like Sabrina, Riverdale, Patriot Act, Umbrella Academy, Great British Bake-Off, Pose POSE POSE POSE POSE, Hollywood...IDK, whatever is on Netflix, I guess!

I also love Steven Universe.

I also watch a fair amount of YouTube. I like travel and food channels, mostly.

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting doilies, journaling, making tiny things, UV resin, cross-stitch, watercolor, gluing things to things, pretending I know how to sew.

Favorite Themes

  • Rainbows
  • Decora
  • Bunnies!!
  • Frogs!
  • Sanrio
  • Bubble tea
  • Snacks/food
  • Neon
  • Weird things
  • Disney
  • Clowns/circus (not anything with real animals though)
  • Nerdy shit, I just like learning stuff
  • Kirbykirbykirbykirby
  • Zines
  • Astrology

Where Stuff Goes In...

Things I'd like to receive:

  • Fiber art of any kind that you made (crochet, knit, woven, sewn)
  • Anything that has to do with any of my favorite stuff
  • Letters in languages I may or may not speak
  • Stories
  • Weird snacks
  • Giant necklaces, especially with parfaits or stuffed animals
  • DIY skill shares
  • Clown things
  • Neon bright mega fashion accessories
  • Queerness
  • Weird art
  • Rement
  • Handmade items!! I love it a lot more if you made what you send, even if you don't think you're a good artist
  • Your zines!

...and Stuff Goes Out

Things I can offer:

  • Letters
  • Weird art
  • Doilies
  • Travel tips for Japan/Tokyo
  • Tea
  • Sass, a lot of sass
  • Stickers
  • Minizines
  • I don't know, what do you want? I have a lot of things.

Just say NO!

Please do NOT send me the following...I appreciate the thoughts, but it will go in the trash/recycle/compost or get passed on:

  • Anything racist, misogynist, heterosexist, cissexist, etc.
  • Anything floral/flower-themed whatsoever, I hate it, sorry.
  • Scrapbooking items
  • Please don't call me she or a girl. I am not female.
  • Deco books/friendship books (I think that's what they're called?), I don't do them
  • Please don't talk to me in AAVE if you're not Black, also I really hate being told I'm "fabulous" or "fierce" or any other coded ally theatre words.

Thank you!!


PukeFacedFreak rated for AA and PFF - Journal Swap on Jun 13, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the extras. I am in the process of reading it now. :)
Response: Thanks! Sorry it gets so sloppy at the end, LOL
SatisHuman rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 2 on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Do you think astronauts do it on the moon?
Rocktopus rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 2 on Jun 10, 2013
aprettyfailure rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 2 on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Aw, awesome! Thank you for your honesty.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
yannajk rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 2 on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks, I enjoyed reading your answers very much! :)
Response: Thanks!
mermaidgirl rated for Sexy Sex Questions Round 2 on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your answers! I noticed there were 69 people too! yes hilarious!=)
Response: LOL! Thanks for the heart! :D
rainamr127 rated for sharing stories on Jun 1, 2013
Comment: thank you so much for your letter... I enjoyed reading it and loved the story of the lake :) I will be writing back to you here real soon. I look forward to a great pen palship :)
Response: LOL! I'm excited for your reply letter. I'm always a little afraid when I tell the lake story that I will offend someone ;)
nikotine rated for LGBT Pride Swap! on May 15, 2013
Comment: Just got your package in the mail and I have to say, you are absolutely adorable. I'm wearing the bracelet right now and can't wait to show it off at Pride. I would love to be penpals with you. :)
Response: YAY!! :D You sound super awesome and I would love to be pen pals. I'm glad you like the bracelet!
Comment: Thank you! x
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for your answers, Alex -- get well soon.
Response: Thanks!
disturbia000 rated for Receive facebook likes! on Feb 23, 2013
Response: Thanks!
cherrybombgirl rated for Cabinet of curiosities Item on Feb 12, 2013
Comment: This was a great package-thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it :D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! I love the fortune cookie you made me...!!!
Response: Thank you!! I'm glad you got it and like it :D
Comment: absolutely adorable!! I'd have to say the frog was my overall favorite :) Your naturally good at these and should consider doing more sometime it was a treat to get these, thank you!!
Response: Oh my gosh, thank you so much!! I'm glad you liked them; I was nervous :D
MrsRemington rated for QUICK Follow my Blog swap! #2 on Feb 1, 2013
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the comment!
SewGorgeous rated for QUICK Follow my Blog swap! #2 on Jan 31, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for your comment - I really do need patience to keep at that crochet necklace! Enjoying it though :) Pop back whenever, I love getting comments!
Response: Sure thing! Thanks for the heart :)
angeliccat15 rated for Kawaii Stickers -- Hand-Made! on Jan 30, 2013
Comment: many thanks for stickers there cute =)
Response: Thanks! Glad you like them!
abbyaguas rated for QUICK Follow my Blog swap! #2 on Jan 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for following :D
Response: No problem; thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for checking out my blog and for your lovely comments!
Response: No problem! I love the blog...I have to remember to keep reading it, LOL! I don't have wordpress so I have to make a note to myself to read all the ones I like :p

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takehimaway on May 26, 2013:

Yeah, totally fun times! I'm so excited!

takehimaway on May 26, 2013:

I would never have known about this place without you; thank you this is awesome!

AnnieMaxine on May 11, 2013:

Felt is made of wool. Even the artificial felt consists of around 30% wool and animal hairs.

snailmailer1 on Apr 28, 2013:

Hei! Jeg liker profilen din. Jeg så at du lærer norsk :)

VivaLaDiane on Feb 23, 2013:

Doing pretty alright Alex♥♥ How have you been doing? Are you doing anything with Warped this year and/or is Equalize still going on?

user2637 on Feb 22, 2013:

Thanks! hugz I'm crawling out of my shell a little bit. It's tough, but I know it will be good for me to start crafting again.

VivaLaDiane on Feb 20, 2013:

Hi Alex♥♥

LostboY on Feb 11, 2013:

謝謝你! Thanks for the note!

Yeah I'm finding out that there are very few guys here... Oh well- no matter ;) (I'm probably one of the few people I know who owns a David Bowie Labyrinth tshirt too, but that doesn't stop me from wearing it :)


sammalmquist on Jan 3, 2013:

Hi Alex! Looks like you hav some good resolutions for 2013! You will feel so great once you finish your book! I am also trying to write a book, but sadly I've been procrastianting. But I can feel this year will be a productive one! Don't forget how great you'll feel when you meet that ultimate goal, and never give up! Happy new year, and good luck with everything!

(Encouraging Resolution Profile Comment Swap)

cewells on Jan 2, 2013:

Awww -- Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! I hope you have a great year too!

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