Ah, March. Something about in like a lion.
I'd like to be more active around here, I really would. There's a ton of swaps that look amazing with wonderful people and groups I really do want to partake in. But I am having a really hard time right now. My anxiety and shit is through the fucking roof and it's just so discouraging. I can be in the middle of doing something I love doing and just. lose. interest.
over and over and over again. I know it'll pass eventually. I know I just feel like this for a few weeks or months at a time and then it takes a little longer to come back each time, but it just feels crushing each time it does.
I'm trying to still send out replies as I have the energy to, and obviously the swaps I am in I can handle. I'm just slow and not myself right now. or. still myself. just the myself I don't like being.
Otherwise, I'm trying to make myself write and paint. I'm trying to find an actual steady job. etc
P.O. Box 2256
Beaverton, Or 97075
I'm only getting to the p.o. box about weekly right now. It's cold and I'm sad.
Hi, if you don't know me, I'm Met.
Met as in: Meticulous, Metaphor, Metaphysical, Metal.
Hopper as in: Edward Hopper, Grasshopper, frogs and bunny rabbits.
I get a lot of mail for Mel Hooper/Harper/Cooper, and would appreciate, uh, not getting mail for Mel Hooper/Harper/Cooper...
Aritst. Writer. West Coast Resident.
I have a kid (obtained from another source) and a husband.
Sometimes I volunteer with helping train service dogs. I'd rather volunteer training service lizards but they don't exist yet. I love most animals. I have a ferret named Fenrir. He's named after the wolf in Norse Mythology.
I'm a gentle soul with a penchant for unsavory language and bold humor. I try to reign it in to keep people comfortable though. I enjoy the surreal and the absurd as well as snippets of the mundane. All told, I consider myself pretty easy going and quite difficult to offend.
I always love a good note. So tell me about whatever you want to. Secrets, confessions, meal plans, anecdotes, shopping lists, destinations, dreams and everything else always welcome.
I appreciate mail art and decorated envelopes, of course, but please don't fuss over them if you don't enjoy doing so. I'm perfectly fine with plain legal envelopes and metered postage.
-song birds, especially wrens
-the macabre and morbid
I do not eat meat (except fish on occasion) due to personal / spiritual reasons.
Please do not send me anything made with fur or leather.
-nail files. seriously.
-baby humans. also seriously. I do not like pictures of them. I do not find them cute. You can tell me about the babies in your life if you want, but I really am not a fan of kids.
I do or dabble in a lot of crafts and arts, but for the most part I:
-paint (watercolor, acrylic, oil)
-carve stamps and stencils
-make batches of postcards
Subject matter wise I have always preferred the human form, especially women. I also really enjoy doing hands. Right now most of my art is pet based. You can see my art and junk (a lot of it, anyway) on my instagram! I take portrait commissions in my spare time, both pet and human (:
I also write a lot. Most of my writing time ends up going to my novels, which are a series of science fiction books addressing mental health issues. I also write personal essays, poetry and zines. Style wise I think my best work is raw and uncomfortably bold humor. I don't like sugar coating.
-misc little creative things
-sometimes other things, but mostly those 4.
-misc little creative things
-smallish stuff I can hang on my wall
-quotes pertaining to art/ writing
-whatever craft you're good at and want to share
-stuff for a regular sized happy planner
Please be choosy with what sort of extras you send- or, don't feel the need to send extras! I have very little craft space.
-I don't collage. please no napkins or random paper bits.
-I hate coloring. Legit. hate. it.
-I don't join food swaps because I know my dietary restrictions make it difficult/ not fun to shop for me. I really do love trying new foods and have a tremendous sweet tooth. If you decide to send food my way please make sure it has packaging I can read the ingredients on. Looking for things without peanuts and "suitable for vegans" is usually the safest way to go for me. Tea is fine to send!
I don't like scrapbooking. at all. I junk journal sometimes or glue crap into my journals but I do not scrapbook
I like collaborative projects, but I rarely do them, feel like I need to kinda know who I am working with to make it work.
I don't have the patience for things like deco's or friendship books. Passing things around is not my thing.
I listen to a stupid amount of music ranging from folk metal to electro-swing and hitting a lot of weird stops in between.
Bands my family is currently sick of hearing me play:
-Alice in Chains
-Florence and the Machine
I don't watch a ton of movies. My favorite films are A Scanner Darkly, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, all the Hellraisers, Sin City, Beavis and Butthead Do America... and the Emperor's New Groove.
I really love MST3k.
I especially like horror and science fiction. Love classics, memoirs and classic dystopias especially. Phillip K. Dick is my favorite author by far and A Clockwork Orange is likely my favorite book.
I also really love comics!
I don't like YA fiction, just can't get into it. (Yep, that means I don't like Harry Potter or Hunger Games or any of that.)
-Ich spreche ein bisschen scheusslich Deutsch. Ich kann Deutsch lesen sehr besser als ich kann Deutsch schrieben. Wenn du Deutsch kannst, kannst du mich auf Deutsch schreiben!
-Ik ben Nederlands ann het leren. (ik spreek geen Nederlands.) If you speak Dutch you can write me in Dutch but talk to me like I am a 3 year old or give me a translation, alsjeblieft.
-I am kinda a dweeb for languages. Love learning them, love looking at them. Love quirks in syntax and weird idioms. I also love fonts, penmanship, linguistics, linguistic anthropology, old English and gosh just most language things.
-I have a budding interest (ha) in botany and love botanical illustrations, updates on your garden and all that jazz.
-I cannot stress enough how much I like spiders. I love spiders. I have always loved spiders since I was a kid and used to befriend them. Spider motifs and tidbits, especially realistic ones, are always loved. Nephila spiders (banana spiders to non dweebs) are my favorite. I also really love the orchid mantises right now.
-I'm pretty open minded and easy going. I definitely am not bothered by religious sentiments on cards or hearing about your religion. Things with bible quotes on them will probably be lost on me though.
-I am VERY LGBTQA-ETC supportive!!! Send us your rainbow flags and gay sparkly crap. Trans* pride stuff would probably make the kid's day. (and, androgynous pride stuff would make mine.)
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