Date Joined: May 31, 2015
Last Online: April 14, 2016
Birthday: September 26
Country: United States
Hello! My name is Melanie. I work full time at a university and I am pursuing a Masters degree in Higher Education part-time. My bachelors degrees are in Art and Spanish, but I ended up with a career I love in Higher Ed and am very excited to see where that takes me.
NOTE: I use a public mail box to send my swaps, and I have been having issues lately with letters arriving in a timely manner. If I am your swap partner and you have not received your swap even though it should have arrived by now, please let me know! Thanks! :)
I love the arts, and I see plays, musicals, concerts, and art shows whenever I can.
I collect lapel pins, and my collection has recently surpassed 200 pins! I always buy a lapel pin when I visit somewhere new, and my friends and family occasionally gift me pins from their travels as well. I record the story behind every pin.
I enjoy most types of music; particularly alternative, classical, and showtunes.
My favorite books are the Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice, though I will read almost anything. I am a huge comic book fan, and my favorite comics are currently Captain Marvel and Bitch Planet. I tend to read more Marvel series' than anything, but I've also been enjoying a lot of Image comics lately as well. Recent favorites have included Spider-Gwen, Silk, Thor, Pretty Deadly, Jem and the Holograms, and A-Force.
I tend to enjoy most movies I end up seeing, but there are not many that make me want to watch them again and again. The Fifth Element is one of my all-time favorites, and definitely one I could watch over and over. I'm a sucker for movies like Legally Blonde and She's the Man, and I will always cry at the end of A League of Their Own.
As for more recent movies, I really enjoyed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and will admit to having watched it several times. My favorite Disney movie is Mulan.
I watch too much Netflix! Star Trek (any series, but especially TNG and DS9) and Parks and Recreation tend to be the shows I can rewatch into infinity. I've also really been enjoying Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Agent Carter, and Orange is the New Black.
I'll admit, I also enjoy cartoons! Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe have been especially fun to watch lately. I also love old-school magical girl animes like Sailor Moon.
I love to sew! I make clothing, costumes, accessories, etc. I have a bachelors degree in Art, so I also enjoy painting, drawing, and digital art.
I always look forward to trying something new while I'm crafting, so the type of crafts I make are always changing.