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rachelgogan

rachelgogan
Date Joined: July 10, 2009
Last Online: June 13, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a married queer librarian.

I live in New England with my wife, cats, and hamsters.

Things that are important to me: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Anti White Supremacy, Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights are Human Rights, and Women's Rights. Also trans women ARE real women.

About my 3 rating - I changed jobs last November and needed to pause my swaps while I handled that huge transition. I thought that I had them all wrapped up but one postcard either got missed or went missing in the mail and it took a few months for me to get back to swap bot and notice the message. I'm kicking myself for missing that one because I had all 5s before! Oh well, I'll just have to be more careful.

Books and Reading

I am a voracious reader. My GoodReads and Storygraph accounts are always up to date. I love books with queer characters and happy endings. Absolutely NO "bury your gays". Give me the fantasy and sci fi adventures, the tales of adventure, and give me your books that teach me how to make and do new things!

Favorite Authors: Becky Chambers, Martha Wells, Alexis Hall, Lily Morton, Terry Pratchett, and Jim Butcher.

If you're sending me a book, make it gay and I'll be happy. I love queer romance.

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet, weave, and spin yarns. I knit a lot of socks and hats

In quilting I love to make mini quilts for wall hangings. I love bright colors and modern prints. Favorite designer is Alison Glass and I love her sunprint series.

I do bullet journaling so I love things like washi tape, fun pens, stamps, and stationery items.

Things I love to receive

Rainbow themed things, hamster toys, pin cushions, fabric (scraps are fun, anything 2 inches or bigger I can use), washi tape, post cards with fun stamps, wonky star quilt blocks with white/low volume/white reading backgrounds, tea (no mint or licorice, please), queer liberation themed things, loose tarot cards, oracle deck cards.

Favorite motifs: Stars, moons, rainbows, witches, knitting, quilting, sewing, hamsters, cats, dragons/dinosaurs, mythical creatures, tarot, quilt blocks (especially stars), dragon age (my favorite character is Dorian), splatoon, sky: children of light, animal crossing, tetris, legend of zelda, pokemon, cupcakes, Assassins Creed Valhalla, untitled goose game, jellyfish, mandalas, crystals, plants, cute animals, libraries, books, reading

Playing Card Deck

I've decided that I want to create a Frankendeck of playing cards since I've seen other folks doing that and it sounds really fun!

If you're looking for an extra to tuck into a swap this would be a great one.

Hearts: 3 4 5 7 8 10 J

Clubs: A 5 7 10 Q K

Spades: A 4 6 9 10 J Q

Diamonds: 4 5 6 J K

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are blue and rainbow. I love bold bright colors and modern prints. I'm not a fan of pastels or old style florals. I avoid mustardy yellow, burnt orange, olive green, and browns.

I love all things with sparkle and glitter.

Food/Drink

Favorite Candy: Fruit flavored things - Starburst, regular and sour skittles, gummi bears, sweet tarts, spree, strawberry/fruit Mentos

I love teas, hot or iced, favorites are fruity teas and cinnamon ones. No mint or licorice flavors. No Coffee, please.

I love dark chocolate with nuts and/or fruit. Nothing banana or watermelon.

Please do not send me:

I'm a witch/pagan, so please don't send me Christian items, I just don't have any use for them and I'm sure someone else would enjoy them.

Nothing related to conservative politics.

Please don't send me anything that smells of cigarette smoke, I have asthma and it triggers it.

We are a vegetarian house so no meat products please. Honey/eggs/ that kind of thing is okay.

Postcards

I love oddball post cards. Not a huge fan of the touristy general area kind. Themes I would love: nerdy, geeky, outer space, constellations, fantasy, queer themed, gems, quilting/knitting/yarn, bookstores, books, water color, painting, art, bright colors, art supplies, cats, witches, tea, cakes, baking, rainbows, underwater, fairy tale, folklore, hamsters, libraries, queer romance, tarot, video games

Witchy Things

I am a self identified and self initiated witch. I consider myself an eclectic witch. I am interested in mysticism, kitchen witchery, textile crafting, herbs, candles, and intuitive practices. I read tarot, drink so much tea, and work with rainbows. I am interested in Norse runes (fuck white supremacy and those who have co-opted runes to serve their racist bullshit), Greek pantheon, solitary practice, rituals, and chaos magic.

Plant Allies: lavender, cedar, citrus. Herb and spice allies: cinnamon, hot peppers Power colors: blue, purple, teal Animal allies: cats, hawks

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the great cards!
Response: You're so welcome!
twileteyes rated for SCRABBLE #42 on Jun 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty pc! Good job on the words this week!
Response: You're so welcome! And thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap (and extra card! :) )
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you. Love the postcards
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice collection.
Response: You're so welcome!
Larina rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #218 on Jun 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the list! I'm checking out these titles!
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I love the Rebel Girl and Mercury ones :)
Response: So glad you like them! It's always fun to pick out cards.
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Comment: This is a great card, thanks! It took me a minute to realize what she's covered with is all tattoos. Cool! Thanks for the book recommendation too.
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc.
Response: You're so welcome!
giap rated for Cardboard Food Packaging PC #5 on May 28, 2024
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Comment: Hey, Rachel! Such a creative way to use a mac & cheese box, this has to be one of my favorite postcards! I appreciate your message, stickers, and washi-tape :) Best, Gia
Response: You're so welcome! It was fun to decorate!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. It has to be one of my favorites.
Response: You're so welcome!
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #217 on May 21, 2024
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Comment: Oooh, yes Japan is a great choice!
Response: I keep borrowing travel books and making plans, Hopefully soon we'll get to go!
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Comment: Thanks for the great card and book recommendation! We started out summer reading program today & programs begin June 3rd. Yee haw!
Response: Exciting! Our summer reading starts on the 17th and I can't wait!
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Comment: Thanks for swapping!
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: thank you. I have added Fortune Favors The Dead to my wish list. It sounds like there are a ton of details. I appreciate your sharing.
Response: And bonus, if you enjoy that look, there are three more in the series and another due out this fall!
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Comment: What a great card. Thanks! I hope you get to Japan. We've never been there.
Response: You're so welcome! I'm hoping we can!
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Comment: Great postcard - thank you!
Response: You're so welcome!
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Comment: Those were some pretty good space jokes.
Response: Thanks! We share lots of them at work.
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Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome!

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Comments

feverfawn on Dec 31, 2022:

Hope you have a great NYE & a Happy New Year!

HausOfImps on May 12, 2022:

I got your MM&L RAK today! Thank you for all of the ATC related goodies!

raven on Jan 26, 2010:

Click image....

welcome

.....Welcome and enjoy.......

Marata on Aug 1, 2009:

Hi, here are the teas. Can you figure out which is which?
Earlgrey Sportea English Toffee ...Marata

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