Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2017 5:48 pm


Date Joined: August 30, 2015
Last Online: June 25, 2017
Birthday: August 5, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

Hiya! I'm an author and artist from Oklahoma (I've also lived in Alaska, which also feels like where I should say I'm from). I'm a single gay guy living in the country just outside of the town where I grew up.

If it is ever relevant for a swap, I am vegan and I do not drink. (i.e., I don't want any hunting/fishing themed cards / I like interesting art, but never alcohol for its own sake / I just really have no use for non-vegan recipes, so save those for folks who can use them or send them to others)


I generally like any type of card you want to send, but I do have a few that I'm more into than others.

  • Deer
  • Vintage Real Photo Post Cards (RPPCs), primarily of men
  • Czech / Polish poster art
  • Vintage holiday
  • Former US Presidents
  • Oklahoma
  • Alaska
  • Charley Harper
  • Mail Art
  • Oz

PLEASE never ever ever ever assume that what you want to send it too "girly" or too "feminine." What I want is what spoke to you when you signed up for a swap. If you use my likes list, great. What about the list appealed to you? If I was concerned about things seeming too girly, I probably wouldn't be on swap-bot. I'm completely not bothered. (And I don't really have any interest in sports or cars or whatnot)

Subjects / Themes I Like

More stuff I like

Animals: Deer, Cicadas, Seahorses, Stag Beetles, Rabbits, Bison, Giraffes, Hedgehogs, Badgers, Foxes, Whales, Moose, Polar Bears, Thylacines, Platypuses, Kangaroos, Wombats, Birds (mostly*), Tigers, Armadillos, Sloths, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Bats, Flying Foxes, Lemurs (Aye-Ayes especially), Butterflies, Moths.... I could go on. I really like animals. I'm really not into hunting or fishing themes please.

Birds (more specifically): Scissortail Flycatchers, Canada Geese, Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Pelicans, Hummingbirds, Kiwis, Ravens, Magpies, Blue Jays, Crows, Peacocks, Quetzals, Puffins, Owls, Swallows, Vultures, and so on...

Animals/People (Mythical): Unicorns, Pegasus, Jackalopes, Merfolk (Mermen specifically, but Mermaids are okay too), any interesting animal creations, fairies, gnomes, etc... I'm not into dragons for the most part. Asian is okay, but I'm up for being surprised by well executed dragon art. Change my mind!

Colors: Yellow, Orange, Grey, Brown, White

Nature: Leaves, Rocks, Trees in Winter, Rain, Fog, Snow, Water, Soil, Flowers

People: Late 19th Century Photos, 1940s Illustrations, Weathered Faces, Drag Queens, Happy People, Street Photography, Sailors, Cowboys, Farmers, Stern Women, People who seems to have overcome a struggle, People who seem to have a story.

Places: Denmark, France, Alaska, Oklahoma, Iceland, Croatia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Australia, Kenya, Peru, Madagascar, Mexico, India, Azerbaijan, Israel, Argentina, and everywhere in between. I love learning about other places.

Other: I like anything to do with the Oz books (not a huge fan of MGM Oz stuff, but it's okay), old books, letters, circuses, tattoos, architecture, typography, and many many other things! I don't have a lot of cutesy in my life, but I have a little spot in my heart reserved for Sanrio. It secretly gives me a little joy.

Dislikes: disliking stuff.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a mixed media artist and I love creating art journals. It's tempting to make them big, but I prefer ones with only a few pages so they can represent a brief moment.

Painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, etc. I'll try just about anything once. I wish I was better with a sewing machine.

Favorite Books

My muse, the reason I became a writer, is Frank O'Hara. He wrote phenomenal poetry, but also plays and essays.

I'm totally in love with L. Frank Baum's works. There are many reasons, but they shouldn't be dismissed as simplistic just because they are primarily for children. He was a complex author.

Gideon Defoe's books are witty and fun. I recommend them highly to anyone who wants something silly to read.

The Monsters of Templeton is hands down my favorite book of the past few years. It was penned by an amazing talent, Lauren Groff. It's just so beautifully written.

Other books I've loved: Winkie by Clifford Chase; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury; Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton; Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts; The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Authors I love: Jim Grimsley, Frank O'Hara, Franz Kafka, L. Frank Baum, Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, Ray Bradbury, Jack London, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Timothy Egan, Ntozake Shange, Mark Owen, C.S. Lewis, Gideon Defoe

I'm haunted by the book The Giraffe by Marie Nimier. I hated it, but that was 8 years ago. I haven't stopped thinking about it and analyzing it. It was hard to read, but it affected me more than most books have.

Favorite Music

  • Bright Light Bright Light
  • Ivri Lider
  • The Young Professionals
  • Carbon Leaf
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Peter Hollens
  • The Weeknd
  • Todrick Hall
  • Hej Matematik
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Macklemore
  • Dangerous Muse
  • François Raoult
  • Scott Matthew
  • Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
  • Hi Fashion
  • Madonna
  • Mylène Farmer
  • Daft Punk
  • Cassidy Haley
  • Everything But the Girl

Favorite Movies

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • Harry Potter films (5-8 are my favorites)
  • Used People
  • Amelie
  • Bambi
  • Billu Barber
  • What a Way To Go
  • The Book of Life
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Three Color Trilogy
  • Les Miserables (2012)
  • Return To Oz
  • The 39 Steps
  • Bollywood films
  • Disney animated films

Movies I HATE

  • Star Wars -- all of them
  • All Cohen Brothers movies
  • All Tarantino movies (esp. Pulp Fiction)
  • Gladiator
  • All Slasher Horror Movies
  • Anything with gratuitous gore
  • Pretty much all "guy" comedies
  • Movies about driving recklessly while shooting guns

Favorite Television

  • Roger & Val Have Just Got In
  • Golden Girls
  • Project Runway
  • The Daily Show
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Maude
  • Lark Rise To Candleford
  • Jam & Jerusalem
  • Lost
  • Stranger Things
  • Downton Abbey
  • Drop Dead Diva
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Ellen
  • Designing Women
  • The Jeffersons
  • True Blood
  • Superstore
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Vicar of Dibley
  • Queer As Folk
  • The L Word
  • Mama's Family
  • Sang Doo! Let's Go To School
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transparent
  • Hoarders
  • Waiting For God
  • Otomen
  • Sassy Girl Chun-hyang
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • Are You Being Served?
  • I Love Lucy / The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert


bluecrayons rated for PC ME #1 on Jul 3, 2017
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for SC PC Mar 17 on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Belated thank you for this delightful Jetoy Choo Choo as Boticelli's Venus and your eye-catching mail art on the reverse! Hope you're having a good summer -- where did June go? :O
SGriffin rated for Happy Postcards x3 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
kacka rated for Username Swap on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: thank you for the selection, i love the cards , i couldnt find the name of the swap, now i can see what swap it was:)
Dada rated for ART PC #5 AGRICULTURAL /FARMING on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Nice card, nice quote and nice handwriting.. :) Thank you.
Comment: I am listening to Mr. Bowie's "Fashion" as I type this: Belated, belated thank you for hosting this amazing swap (that cat meme is one of the best T_T) and for sending such a fabulous and fabulously-adorned card -- what a headdress! And I love the De La Renta stamp, washi, drawings, lettering, and stickers :) I have missed seeing you in my inbox and hope our paths cross again soon ♥
Response: Thanks for the kind words. I needed a small break, but I'm back to it this week. I hope to see you in swaps
marclively rated for I is for ??? PC Swap on May 20, 2017
Comment: Brian, thanks for the snail mail!!
aprilivy rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 19, 2017
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Jy80203 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 11, 2017
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thunderstorms are the best!
LaLaLove rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 8, 2017
Comment: Cute postcard; thank you!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks
foxyroxy912 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
SGriffin rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 36 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
emilynhr rated for BIG SWAP #16 on May 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Fly rated for K is for ??? PC Swap on May 2, 2017
Comment: Today I have a good frind on my mind. He just had some medical issues happen and I have been worrying. Then your card came. He is the only person i know into K pop.
Response: :) It was meant to be. I hope your friend is doing okay
nsciambi rated for K is for ??? PC Swap on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: What a fantastic card! Thank you! I hope you get over your "blahs" soon!
janw1988 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Brian! I really enjoyed this card. Have been trying to get our garden ready and working in the flower beds as well. Hope you got yours finished. Have a good day!
goinjenny rated for K is for ??? PC Swap on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you

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myancey on Jul 19, 2017:

missing u in swaps friend. hope lifes going ok

Smiley69 on Mar 15, 2017:

Hi! Thank you for the bonus postcard for "It's called fashion Brenda look it up"...And stamp! This was a fun swap, thank you for hosting! ☺

nsciambi on Jan 27, 2017:

Brian! Thank you so much for the hand drawn merman! That was incredibly thoughtful of you.

EmilyT on Nov 4, 2015:

I found the lenticular PCS at a store called Flying Tiger (or it could be Tyger, I forget). It is a store out of Denmark and it is sort of like this cool-designer style dollar store cheap stuff from China. But I couldn't resist postcards, notecards, tissue paper, ribbon, etc. I visited them in the Netherlands this summer and I looked at their website to see if they have stores here in the U.S. But I don't remember if they do or not because none in Colorado.

Fry on Nov 2, 2015:

Vetting the Speedy Fall Leaves ATC! and stopped by... Hello!

RainbowRoseOregon on Oct 30, 2015:

ladydy5 on Oct 30, 2015:

Love to have ya! Artistically Inclined

Margo on Sep 26, 2015:

I like your profile! So amazing to read through! You make me want to venture into fiction for Monsters of Templeton... lol. I don't often...

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