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MarySue

MarySue
Date Joined: July 12, 2020
Last Online: October 24, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States

About Me

10/17/2020 - I have been called away to help a family member, I have sent all my swaps to date but will not be able to rate til the current crisis is over. Apologies!

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.

Swapping Information

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:

  • A favorite travel memory/time you went on an adventure
  • Your pets, present or past
  • What is your superpower? That is, what is the one thing that you do amazingly well.
  • Five Favorites. Favorite whats? You choose!

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!

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Movies

Spaceballs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Quiet Man, Disney's Hercules, Black Panther, Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim II, Birds of Prey.

Favorite Music

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.

Ratings

Jayofjournals rated for Celestial/Astrology Mail on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your gorgeous mail! It was such a delight to go through every piece! I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you again! Lots of love, Julia
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. What is your favourite Sci-Fi?
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: BLUE POSTCARD SWAP - Sept 2020 on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I like it all. I lived in the alphabet district for awhile in Portland. We are well.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card, and all the little goodies you tucked inside! I especially loved the stickers and the round memo notes!
jessnewson98 rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard and what you wrote, it's all awesome!
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Comment: Thank you for the great goodies!
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Comment: Loved the postcard thank you so much
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Comment: Gorgeous PC! TYVM!
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the awesome goodies!!! I love the vintage Halloween card and postcard. Those are so beautiful!!! And I'm with you! The candy is where it's at!!! Happy Halloween!!
oldsoul rated for WIYM: Vintage postcards on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Dear Mary Sue, I don't mind, you didn't find postcards from my list - actually, it was better this way. I loved the cards you chose to send me! I thank you for joining in my swap, this was nice - I hope to host it another time. Stay safe!
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Comment: Loved the postcard and joke! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the pc. Thank you for the joke. It made me smile๐Ÿ™‚. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Carime rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for this super thoughtful postcard! Thank you for the awesome piece of art, totally loved it; and thank you for your hot tips from Portland, I wish I can visit this amazing place soon. And finally, thank you for the tons of stamps! I absolutly loved your card <3 OBS: About your question: I love the whole PNW area, maybe Montana a little bit more because it was my first discovery of this region...
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Comment: Beautiful card! Thank you! Thunderwear... lol
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suepier rated for Random Question Swap #2 on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and sharing your talents with me.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I want to walk the Cotswolds some day
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the picture of the Susquehanna River.
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Comment: ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œare you sure you didnโ€™t peek at my profile? This is full of things I love...mushrooms, cats, rainbows and my favorite fall 4 bears sticker. Thank you for this envelope of loveliness. I love fall and Halloween too. And I used to live in PDX so I can envision your neighborhood. Hope youโ€™re back to clear breathing!

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Comments

zeroeoj on Oct 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Birthday card! It meant a lot and all the extra goodies! Thank you, Thank you!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 1, 2020:

Take your time. I'm in no rush.

kiddomerriweather on Sep 30, 2020:

Hmmmm. You seem vaguely familiar . . . JK. Hey, Mary Sue! It's Suzanne G. from SS! I had no idea you were on here, too. Hoping all is well. Have a great day, my friend.

Artistic on Sep 25, 2020:

Glad you liked the Space envelope book! It was fun to make. There are some of the papers tucked into one of the pockets too. (Hope they didn't fade into the background.)

thisismeAXiD on Sep 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

LeaTheShark on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for participating in Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~ Here is a cute little mothman in a flower crown for ya!

alexalgebra on Jul 29, 2020:

Hello! Here's my favorite local cryptid, Sasquatch, for Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~. Do you think this video is real?? :D

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