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zerosummons

zerosummons
Date Joined: June 14, 2016
Last Online: October 21, 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. And at the moment, Iā€™m fostering a sweet mama chihuahua and her two puppies. A full house!

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, inks and embossing powders, 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, 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, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island...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, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Elbsandstein Gebirge, 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, Aggressive Retsuko

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

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Comment: Oh my goodness, opening your package completely made my day!! I loved sifting through the shiny paper to find all the little vending machine treats and extra goodies you sent my way! You sent so much and everything is so cute! Thank you so much!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love everything. The little dog ball with the stretchy tongue is soo cute/funny : )
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Comment: Thank you! A cool postcard so unique!!!
suepier rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #12 on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from the Shenandoah Caverns. It looks like a place I would love to visit.
angelgram rated for Aliens in August postcard swap on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Great PC and an official Roswell. Thanks so much. Enjoyed your note and the wink wink coordinated "clam shell cocoon pod" postage stamp.
MsBellaDonna rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #17 on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely rose postcard and for sharing some new words. Very cool!
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Comment: This postcard most certainly fits this swap!
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blueseabliss rated for Famous Ladies PC Swap #1 USA on Aug 24, 2018
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Comment: Awesome PC! Thank you!
matt319 rated for Daily Postcard Swap- Sign Up By 1/15 on Aug 21, 2018
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japn rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #17 on Aug 21, 2018
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pintis rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #12 on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Hollywood postcard!
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Comment: Score! lol I was secretly hoping to get a "real" Alien postcard from Roswell. Woohoo!
toni rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #14 on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: Pretty postcard and pretty handwriting.
Leftie rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #16 on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: šŸ–ŠāœļøšŸ“–..... Interesting vocabulary words! ...now to try to use them in a sentence ..šŸ˜‰šŸ¤”....šŸ“–āœļøšŸ–ŠšŸ“–āœļøšŸ–ŠšŸ“–
ArtsyEm rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #16 on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Cool words, Iā€™d only ever heard one of them. And you have lovely handwriting:)
simcoe54 rated for PH: "W" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wolf postcard!
gruskal rated for WPS - Quote on a Postcard #5 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Loved the PC and the quote. I love traveling west and agree with the quote "could willingly hate my time". Sorry for the late rate. Take care, Annette

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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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