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zerosummons

zerosummons
Date Joined: June 14, 2016
Last Online: May 29, 2017
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 recently adopted pit bull 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 Sarah Diemer.

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, Girls' Generation, Die Antwoord, 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. 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, Death Becomes Her, Meet the Robinsons, Chicago, Beetlejuice, Inside Out, 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 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, Germany, Ireland, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Luxembourg, Mars, Moscow, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, 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.

I have no preference on whether or not you use an envelope, just whichever you prefer or the swap calls for.

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

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

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

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

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

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, pirates, pink flamingos

Q -

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

S - strawberries, stars, stickers, superheroes, 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

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

V - video games, violets, villains

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

X -

Y - yokai

Z - zombies, zebras

Ratings

buttontapper rated for M is for ??? PC Swap on May 27, 2017
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Comment: Ah, I love Anne Taintor! She's so cheeky and fun. Thanks for sending this Marvelous "M is for..." card! :D
Juniebird rated for M is for ??? PC Swap on May 26, 2017
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Comment: OMG what a cool PC, I love it! I have only seen a couple of the MST3K reboot shows so far, but they are great. Will hopefully watch a few some more this weekend. Thanks for swapping!
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Comment: Love the card and its so true. Lol. I also like Anne Taintor. Thanks!
Mugsie rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Megan, thank you so much for my postcard and for joining in my swaps! XO
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Comment: Thank you so much for your answers. It was fun reading them. You're so right about unnecessary naps while reading books in bed... I have the same problem. Liked you tropes answer.
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Comment: Thank you for your answers to these questions, Megan. You made me wish I had remembered to differentiate memoirs from biographies on that question (#22), as I've read some fantastic memoirs (are you familiar with Jenny Lawson? Her Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy are most excellent!), while the biographies I've read have mostly left me feeling depressed. Also, somewhere in here you mentioned And Then There Were None...Have you heard the audio? Dan Stevens does an EXCELLENT job with that book, I thought. :-) You also had a few things where I was all, "Me too!" Like needing absolute quiet to read. Oddly, though, I CAN read when outside my home, in waiting rooms or restaurants, with lots of people and/or TVs. I don't know why, but it's easier to tune them out when I'm outside of my home. Anyway, thank you for sharing!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked reading my answers! Both of Lawson's books are on my TBR list - I've heard she's very funny. I did listen to the audio version of And Then There Were None and promptly fell in love with Dan Stevens' voice!
LucyToons rated for (PCG) B is for... on May 9, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely and informative bobcat postcard :)
spicemom rated for List It: My Grocery List on May 7, 2017
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Comment: Hi Megan Yes I got it Thank you sorry I didn't rate sooner Spicemom
emilynhr rated for Disney Postcards USA #3 on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks! ❤
dawnielynn rated for Disney Postcards USA #3 on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Megan!
Tinker60 rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 1 on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the 'blind' Pinocchio PC :-) It was one of my favorites when I was a kid ~~
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Comment: Thank you
Zefaniya rated for Disney Postcards USA #3 on May 1, 2017
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EmilyT rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - H - USA on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting pc and quote!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: A Musemum in May on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Hi Megan! Memorial Plaza and Museum is an amazing, humbling place. Ive been there a couple times, both times unique experiences! You'd think that since I live here, I'd have seen this PC before but NO! I havent! It's a new one for me! Thanks bunches!!
foxyroxy912 rated for NH: famous face on a postcard on May 1, 2017
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Comment: I love Doctor Who. Great quote and thanks for the great card
Fabriqueen rated for List It: Pet Peeves on Apr 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic postcard! I work in customer service so I know what you mean. Hugs, Diane
Slippy8 rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Apr 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cat postcard!
Ahana rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Apr 22, 2017
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Comment: Love it, Thank you!
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Comment: Love the Hobbs card, thank you.

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Comments

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 1, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

XFoxgloveX on Dec 21, 2016:

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

kisforkechell on Oct 6, 2016:

Welcome to Stuff My Mailbox. Thank you for joining.

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!

CurlyTea on Jul 28, 2016:

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