Date Joined: July 12, 2020
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
10/26/2020 - I'm back from helping out a relative during an emergency, and I'm working through a pile of ratings! Following up on some swaps I sent out while in rural Oregon, let me know if you didn't get something and I'll resend ASAP.
Hello! I'm Mary Sue (pronouns she/her)
I love to read fiction, I mostly read in science fiction and fantasy, as well as romance. When I read nonfiction, I read history and social science.
I am a huge sports fan, I love baseball and soccer, and follow the local Portland Thorns women's professional soccer team. I travel as often as I can to cities to watch my teams play, and I went to the World Cup 2015 in Canada and 2019 in France. Now planning 2023 in Australia and New Zealand!
Some of my other hobbies include traveling, handwritten letters and post cards to my pen pals, crochet, and metalsmithing.
I live alone, with a cat. The cat's hobbies are sleeping and dreaming about chasing the birds.
I love bridge postcards, city view postcards, multi-view cards, I love industrial and architectural cards, as well as vintage ones (especially if you write a memory attached to the place or image on the card). If you have free/advertising postcards from the 50s-60s-70s, I LOVE those! Get them out of your collection and send them on an adventure to me!
I appreciate handmade art. I am a big fan of cryptids and skeletons and silly spooky things, think more Disney's Haunted Mansion than, say, Nightmare on Elm Street. Spooky mail is part of my happy mail! I celebrate Halloween, Pride month, and Buddhist holidays.
I am queer as heckies and my favorite color is GLITTER. Currently I bear seven tattoos- two bridges, one botanical, one Walt Disney quote, and three symbols of resistance and rebellion from comic books.
Note: I have severe food allergies so while the thought is appreciated, I cannot accept any consumables, tea, or bath/body items. My sobriety date is March 18, 2019.
If you've got me in a card/letter swap and you're stumped what to write me, here's what I always like hearing about, in no particular order:
I take a daily walk past my local post office, so I check 'send' when I get back from there. This includes Sundays and holidays.
I take photos of everything I send, so if you can't read my writing I can send you a typed transcript if you ask.
I will also resend. If items don't arrive in a week or three, let me know!
The InCryptid Series by Seanan McGuire
Newsflesh series by Mira Grant
Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Reverb by Anna Zabo
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
MEM by Bethany Morrow
Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Bloodlines: A Star Wars Novel by Claudia Gray
I'm a member of WorldCon and therefore I get to nominate and vote on the Hugo Awards, so my reading list leans very heavily towards speculative fiction.
Spaceballs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Quiet Man, Disney's Hercules, Black Panther, Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim II, Birds of Prey.
So many to choose from: Nova Twins, Bloodywood, Neil Diamond, Lizzo, Noname, Timmy Trumpet, Lil Nas X, A Tribe Called Red... I could keep going forever.