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zerosummons

zerosummons
Date Joined: June 14, 2016
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: September 25
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name's Megan and I'm from a small town in New Mexico, USA.

A few things about me; I'm a proud geek and a bit of a pop culture nerd. I'm something of a crazy cat lady-in-training as well, sharing my space with five cats. I also have two sweet dogs - a Shih Tzu and a pitbull mix.

I have many hobbies and interests but due to social anxiety, most of them are homebound.

I've been penpalling for almost four years now (both through the post and e-mail). I'm a member of Postcrossing and Postcard United too, which is a lot of fun.

Favorite Crafts

Lately, I've been trying to get more creative with my letters, envelopes, and postcards. I'm always looking for embellishments to brighten things up; cute paper and envelopes, colorful pens, pencils, and markers, stickers of all kinds, rubber stamps and inks, deco and washi tapes, glitter... It's still a work in progress.

Inspired by some of the ~awesome~ artists on this site, I'm trying my hand at making Lucky Paper Stars. I'm now on the lookout for origami papers and other brightly colored/interesting paper.

Favorite Books

I love reading and will read just about anything that catches my eye. I'm a total sucker for an odd or interesting title and I'm addicted to Goodreads in a bad way.

Some favorite genres are history (especially women's), Southern Gothic, feminism/women's studies, pop science, detective novels, fairy tale retellings and continuations, Victorian children's novels, Gothic ghost stories, vintage advice books, historical fiction, turn-of-the-century college girl stories, and books of compiled letters.

My favorite authors are Flannery O'Conner, Tillie Olsen, Mary Roach, Lynn Peril, Jane Austen, Aldous Huxley, Agatha Christie, Shirley Jackson, Clive Barker, Sarah Waters, Emma Donoghue, Franz Kafka, and Valerie Martin.

I also read a ridiculous amount of manga and Korean webtoons. Just like an unhealthy amount.

Favorite Music

I like a bit of everything; depending on my mood, it could be anything from opera to K-pop. I like alternative, indie, classical, swing, oldies, R&B, German industrial metal, bubblegum, punk, pop, instrumental, top-40, old country, folk, rock, electronic, show tunes, Russian ska, blues, and Disney soundtracks.

Some favorite artists/bands of mine are Dusty Springfield, The Black Keys, Petula Clark, Girls' Generation, Die Antwoord, Vance Joy, Elvis Presley, Flo Rida, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Tegan & Sara, Alt-j, AWOLNation, Fitz & the Tantrums, Gorillaz, Nathaniel Rateliff, Hozier, The Lumineers, and Cage the Elephant.

Favorite Movies

Animated movies are the best; Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Studio Ghibli, Laika...

I like most everything from Tim Burton or starring Leslie Nielsen. Science fiction, psychological horror, and cult films are good too. I'm a huge MST3K fan so cheesy old movies and mental hygiene films are always fun.

A few of my favorite movies are ParaNorman, The Fifth Element, Matilda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hairspray, The Blues Brothers, Clue, The Birdcage, Big Fish, Coraline, The Three Faces of Eve, Jumanji, Zathura, Batman Forever, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Death Becomes Her, Meet the Robinsons, Drop Dead Fred, Chicago, Beetlejuice, Inside Out, Cabin Boy, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Favorite Television

I enjoy older American sitcoms (The Golden Girls, Mama's Family, Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show...) and older British comedies (Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, Monty Python, Are You Being Served?...).

Most often, I watch cartoons; Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Bob's Burgers, The Loud House, The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, My Little Pony, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Home Movies, Shin Chan, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show...stuff like that.

I watch Doctor Who series one reruns from time to time too. The Ninth Doctor is by far my favorite - Christopher Eccleston rocks my socks.

I'm just now starting to get into anime again, so any recommendations are appreciated.

Postcards

When it comes to postcards, I have no dislikes (or at least none I've come across yet). I like tourist cards (single or multi-view) and non-tourist cards equally. Handmade or store bought-cards of any size and theme are fine with me. Free and ad cards are good too. I love Zazzle postcards. Basically, if it's a card you would enjoy receiving, I know I will enjoy it as well.

I've just recently discovered Postal Love's Greetings From...series. I would be very happy to receive one from your country. I have some from the USA, if you'd like to swap. I like the official GF postcards as well as the unofficial ones. [Cards I have so far: Albania, Canada, China, Finland (SE), France, Gabon, Germany, Hong Kong, Hubei, Indonesia, Ireland, Jiangsu, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Luxembourg, Kyiv, Mars, Moscow, Muar, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Putrajaya, Russia, Sao Paulo, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Slovakia, Sochi, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Utrecht].

For a more specific list of postcard subjects I enjoy (and just things I like in general), please see the next section. It is just to give some ideas, I really am not hard to please.

If given the choice, I prefer my postcards sent naked (stamped and written on, no envelope).

ABC's

The completely random and ever evolving list of stuff I like.

A - animals, axolotls, anchors, anime, airports, anatomical hearts, animation, Atomic Age, astronauts, art nouveau, aquariums, Animal Crossing

B - books, bats, board games, bunnies, blueberries, BB-8, bubbles, bento boxes, Betta fish, botanical gardens

C - cats, comic books, cartoons, crows, cryptids, coffee, candy, cherries, clouds, crossword puzzles, citrus, coconuts, cosmonauts, carousels, combat boots, cactus, camels

D - dogs, dinosaurs, Deadpool, Doc Martens, deer, Daruma dolls, drag queens

E - eyeglasses

F - Funko vinyl figures, First Ladies, feminism, foxes, flags, fog, forests

G - glitter, gemstones, gotochi cards, graphic tees, grapes, gummy bears, Godzilla, Ghostbusters (both the original and the reboot), goldfish

H - historical figures, headphones, honeysuckle, Halloween, hoodies, history, hidden objects, Hamtaro

I -

J - Jetoy Choo Choo, jigsaw puzzles, jellyfish

K - kawaii (all of it), kitsune, kiwi (both the bird and the fruit), kelpies, koi

L - lucky cats (maneki-neko), LGBT+, Loch Ness Monster, lilacs, lumberjacks

M - music, manga/manhwa/manhua, mushrooms, the moon, matcha, mermaids, maps, mint green

N - the night sky, nail polish, Nintendo, night views, nesting dolls, NASA, nuns, New Years, neon signs

O - outer space, octopus, old pictures of people, office supply stores

P - Pokemon, presidents, Pepsi, Professor Layton, planets, peaches, postcards, postage stamps, Picatso, puns, piercings, pineapples, pastels, pirates, pink flamingos, piranha, Pusheen

Q -

R - reading, rats, ravens, rainbows, religious iconography, rain, royalty, robots

S - strawberries, stars, stickers, superheroes, sharks, succulents, sea glass, skunks, sugar skulls, science, sushi, seafoam green, snow, snakes, sleeping, Sailor Moon, saints, spinsters

T - trivia, tea, typography, Totoro, tattoos, train stations, thunderstorms, tourist traps, tokidoki

U - urban legends, Universal monsters, unicorns, umbrellas, Ursula the Sea Witch

V - video games, violets, villains, vintage propaganda

W - Welcome to Night Vale, weeping willows, world maps, world leaders, walruses, watermelon, washi tape, whales

X -

Y - yokai

Z - zombies, zebras

Ratings

MichelleKemper rated for State Pride PC Swap on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Megan, I love the PC you sent to me. I love that you added facts about New Mexico. More cows than people?? Wow!
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Megan, thanks for the pc! Marc
HannahsMommy07 rated for Sticker slapped postcard on Apr 23, 2018
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krissyhead1990 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Hello Megan Thank you for the geology themed PC :) I really like the bioluminessent fungi - my mum used to have them grow in the back yard and they would look so eerie on a dark night. I have not herd of Mary Roach but I will be sure to check her out :) Happy swapping! Kristine
pintis rated for AN Vintage Animal Postcard on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: That's one cute kitten! Thanks.
CHOWEFACE rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet X USA on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Xavier card!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I now know that the name of that symbol is "zia." I love words! :D
nannydino rated for Margo's Postcard Swap - Birds on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi Megan, thank you for the cock of the rock PC. And the lovely Stephen King quote. peace love light
widelo123 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - W - USA on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Megan, thank you for the postcard of White Sands. Unfortunately my traveling days are over. Shirley
aladyde rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #20 on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with the great stamps. I love the Janis Joplin one most. Danke!
Dragongrrl rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #2 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard, and I love all the stamps you used!
paperlover rated for Science Fiction PC US #2 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute for cancer PC and I will check out the book.
MissPaula rated for NYUP: What are you reading? on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Quote card. I will check out your book. I hope BookCrossing works out for you! = )
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Comment: Hi Megan, thank you for the Harry Houdini PC and the quote. I love the Jimi Hendrix postage stamp! Happy Spring swapping. peace love light
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Comment: "mellifluous" hmm that's a good one!
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Comment: Wowza. All so very cool. Like a cool m00n. lol You even found vintage mOOn stamps!!!!! And a very c00l moon glitter sticker. And a Shakespeare quote. Thank you so much!
Fieke rated for PH: "L" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the Leon especially because it's a Disney postcard !
ReLigt rated for Botanical Postcard swap #1 USA on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! The card you sent is beautiful.
MsBellaDonna rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: The book you are reading sounds like something I would enjoy too and how cool that you found it through BookCrossing!
DaiziDruke rated for Quick Swap! SCI-FI PC! *USA* #2 on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Love the Dr. Who pc! I had to look up the 9th doctor...I don’t think I’ve seen any of the episodes featuring Christopher Eccleston. Will have to catch up, lol!

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Comments

SayruhK on Apr 20, 2018:

Thank you for the flamingos for the Menagerie Tag!

lambchoppy on Nov 23, 2017:

I'm glad you like the stickers!! Happy Thanksgiving!

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

XFoxgloveX on Dec 21, 2016:

Oh my goodness, I love my new mug! THANK YOU SO MUCH :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:

fall

From CPG!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 23, 2016:

summer

chaari on Jul 29, 2016:

Welcome to the electronic swaps group! I hope you'll enjoy joining the swaps and visiting the forum!

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