Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: July 20, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States
I will be taking a break from swap-bot for the rest of July. I am going to finish up all swaps I am currently in/hosting. I have run into some rather stressful situations already this month and I want to take time to address them without the added stress of swapping (as much I love it!) I will still check messages during my break so please contact me with any concerns on swaps recently sent out.
Hello hello Everyone!
My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Cambridge, MA. I recently moved here for work and am excited to see as much of New England as possible.
I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.
I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota before moving and still hold rural Minnesota in my heart.
I identify as non-binary, and I use they/their/theirs pronouns! I have a marvelous girlfriend with an adorable long-haired cat.
As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".
I see a lot of people asking not to send "Politicized Rainbows". I say boo! to that, send me those politicized rainbows for my queer little body to revel in! I'm especially happy to receive non-binary and genderqueer related items as well.
I tend to keep pretty busy between work, sewing & art projects, exploring my surroundings, and cooking & baking. I always look forward to mail in my mailbox, it gives me a little extra "pep" after a long day!
My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres
Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Country, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soundtracks.
Current favorite bands/artists include:
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Galantis - Panic! at the Disco - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Saint Motel - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow
I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:
Stuff You Should Know - International Waters - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Borhter, and Me - Wonderful! - Food Stuff- The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone
Right now I'm reading The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, and the Veganomicon.
Books/series I have enjoy include:
Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Hawkeye (2012 Comics) - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books - Harry Potter - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Great Gatsby - Mary Roach books
Favorite movies/series include:
The Grand Budapest Hotel - What We Do In The Shadows - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-6, TFA) - Valiant - Saving Private Ryan - Jacob's Ladder - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Reservoir Dogs - Inglourious Basterds - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman (1960's to Present I love them all) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Top Gun - Fight Club
I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I enjoy kicking back with an episode from time to time.
Favorite TV shows include:
Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - Marvel's Daredevil - House MD - Star Trek (TOS) - Futurama - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - Sirens - The Regular Show - BoJack Horseman - Bob's Burgers - Psych - Parks & Recreation - Mad Men - Portlandia - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Arrested Development - The Great British Bake Off - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Hannibal (NBC series)
I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out and incorporate into mixed media and art wear garments.
Favorite mediums/methods include:
sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - watercolor - acrylic paint - origami - mixed media - sculpting - art doll making - print making - screen printing - quilting
I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.
Please don't send extras unless the swap requires it or is related to my profile likes. Sorry to sound like "no fun" but i'm trying to destash my own materials at the moment before collecting more neat things. Thank you for the thought though!!
I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:
Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya & Van Gogh)
Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau
Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake
The art of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, & Renaissance art/sculpture
Historical Places & Events
I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines!
For tea I prefer:
Fruity teas (raspberry, pomegranate, and black currant are my favorites)
Herbal teas (chamomile in blends only please!)
Flavored black & green teas
"Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas)
Surprise me, I love trying new things! Just no decaffinated teas please!
Please no mint-chocolate flavors, thank you!
My favorite colors include: Blues - Greens - Reds - Purples I typically enjoy bright "happy" looking colors, but I have a major soft spot for neutrals (Tans, Browns, Blacks, Whites, Grays).
As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, industrial, minimalist, and "spooky", Gothic, and macabre themes.
For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please
Prints and colors such as:
Other than that the same prints from above apply to silks, "fashion fabrics", wool (especially wool felt), and assorted mixed fiber textiles.
tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items **Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.
anything related to my favorites listed above!
Although I genuinely love whatever I get sent in the mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:
I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, flowers & leaves, etc.
Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.
2018: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.
I know this sounds like a "duh" thing to do, but I am taking it upon myself to rate as soon as I get a swap in the mail. I have been a bit slow in the past which makes life disorganized, so this is my pledge to my fellow swappers to hold myself more accountable!
Finally, due to my schedule sometimes I don't get swaps dropped off in the mail until after the mail had been picked for the day. If this is a serious concern for you, let me know!
Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.
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