Date Joined: March 2, 2015
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: July 17
Country: United States
Due to my recent move I will just be focusing on the swaps I have on my dash!
Once i'm done clearing out my current swaps I will be taking a short break from swapping to work on some personal art projects, weekend getaways with the girlfriend, and doing some experimental baking. I'll hopefully return in the winter for more swapping and start to host some cool swaps!
If you want to stay in touch/see what i'm working one you can find me on instagram @megancreations
Hello hello Everyone!
My name is Megan and I live in the lovely & historic Cambridge, MA. I moved here for work at the start of 2018 and have loved my time on the East Coast so far!
I am a full-time Research Fellow at Harvard University and work with functional apparel design and soft robotics.
I grew up, went to school, and had lived my entire life in Minnesota before moving and still hold rural Minnesota in my heart.
I identify as non-binary, and I use they/their/theirs pronouns! I have a marvelous girlfriend with an adorable long-haired cat.
As my favorite saying goes: I'm not "gay" as in happy, i'm queer as in "fuck you!".
I see a lot of people asking not to send "Politicized Rainbows". I say boo! to that, send me those politicized rainbows for my queer little body to revel in! I'm especially happy to receive non-binary and genderqueer related items as well.
I tend to keep pretty busy between work, sewing & art projects, exploring my surroundings, and baking. I always look forward to mail in my mailbox, it gives me a little extra "pep" after a long day!
My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, but I really enjoy the following genres
Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock n' Roll, Metal, Bluegrass, some Country, some Pop/Top 40, Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soundtracks.
Current favorite bands/artists include:
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Bastille - Galantis - Panic! at the Disco - O.C.M.S - Andrew Bird - Saint Motel - Janelle Monae - ABBA - Beach Boys - Gregory Alan Isakov - Metallica - Alexandre Desplat - Johnny Cash - David Bowie - Johnny Cash - The Clancy Brothers -The Avalanches - Miike Snow
I'm also going to include some Podcasts in here! I've just started really getting into them more and more since i've started college fo my commute! I enjoy the following podcasts:
Stuff You Should Know - International Waters - Stuff You Missed in History Class - Stuff To Blow Your Mind - Sawbones - Gastropod - My Brother, My Brother, and Me - Wonderful! - Oh No Ross & Carrie - The Stuff of Life - The Memory Palace - RISK! - The Adventure Zone - NPR Politics Podcast
Right now I'm reading The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart, and the Veganomicon.
Books/series I have enjoy include:
Faceless Killers (Wallander Series) - The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series) - The Martian - The Bourne Trilogy - Hawkeye (2012 Comics) - Secret Avengers (Comics) - Edgar Allan Poe (Poetry/Short Stories) - Aesop Fables - Grimm Fairytales - those old Star Trek (TOS) books - Harry Potter - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Great Gatsby - Mary Roach books
Favorite movies/series include:
The Grand Budapest Hotel - What We Do In The Shadows - Submarine - Star Trek (TOS & Reboots) - The Martian - Moonrise Kingdom - Star Wars (4-6, TFA) - Valiant - Saving Private Ryan - Jacob's Ladder - The Ninth Configuration - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Road to El Dorado - Reservoir Dogs - Inglourious Basterds - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Pre-Age of Ultron) - Batman (1960's to Present I love them all) - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Ladybird - James Bond movies - Spirited Away - Kiki's Delivery Service - Princess Mononoke
I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I enjoy kicking back with an episode from time to time.
Favorite TV shows include:
The Great British Bake Off - Queer Eye (reboot) - Person of Interest - The X-Files - Twin Peaks - True Detective (s1) - Archer - Marvel's Daredevil - House MD - Star Trek (TOS & TNG) - Futurama - News Radio - Emergency! - WKRP Cincinnati - Sirens - The Regular Show - BoJack Horseman - Bob's Burgers - Psych - Parks & Recreation - Mad Men - Portlandia - The Venture Bros. - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Hannibal (NBC series)
I dabble in a lot of crafts and love to challenge myself with new mediums. As a designer and lifelong crafter I am always looking for something new to try out!
Favorite mediums/methods include:
sewing - embroidery - needle art - weaving - fiber art - drawing - watercolor - acrylic paint - origami - mixed media - sculpting - art doll making - print making - screen printing - quilting
I love sending out and receiving things here on Swap-Bot, but I believe it shouldn't be super stressful to those swapping with me. Below is a list of items I like/dislike so you can get a good feel of me & my interests.
Please don't send extras unless the swap requires it or is related to my profile likes. Sorry to sound like "no fun" but i'm trying to destash my own materials at the moment before collecting more neat things. Thank you for the thought though!!
I love getting fun postcards, and while I don't mind touristy ones I really love receiving the following:
Fine Art & Museum prints (Esp. Gustav Klimt, Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Van Gogh, and Charlie Harper)
Art Deco, Retro Futurism, Art Nouveau
Fashion Prints, especially: Alexander McQueen, Paul Poiret, Charles James, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Issey Miyake
The art of M. C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, & Renaissance art/sculpture
Historical Places & Events
I prefer postcards to be sent naked unless specified in the swap guidelines!
For tea I prefer:
Fruity teas (raspberry, pomegranate, and black currant are my favorites)
Herbal teas (Especially mint(s), rose hips, hibiscus, lemongrass, and passion flower. Chamomile in blends only please!)
Flavored black & green teas, preferably not "plain"
"Woodsy"/"Smokey" teas (especially spruce/evergreen teas)
Surprise me, I love trying new things! Just no decaffinated teas please!
Please no mint-chocolate or white chocolate flavors, thank you!
My favorite colors include: Blues - Greens - Reds - Purples I typically enjoy bright "happy" looking colors, but I have a major soft spot for "neutrals".
As for "themes" I love practically anything regarding birds, deer, space, plants, and nature. I also really enjoy vintage, art deco, art nouveau, retro, industrial, minimalist, and "spooky", Gothic, and macabre themes.
For quilting swaps: 100% cotton textiles please
Prints and colors such as:
Other than that the same prints from above apply to silks, "fashion fabrics", wool (especially wool felt), and assorted mixed fiber textiles.
tarot cards, astrology, pagan, and witchcraft related items **Please make sure none of these items perpetuate cultural appropriation or are related to a closed culture/religion.
anything related to my favorites listed above!
Do you play Pokemon Go and are looking for another friend? PM me for my trainer code!
Although I genuinely love whatever I get sent in the mail, I do have a few things i'm not a fan of personally. So, to avoid hurt feelings on either end please avoid sending the following:
I do however appreciate things with a more general seasonal theme such as mistletoe & holly, realistic rabbits, deer, cardinals, flowers & leaves, etc.
Unless its the type of swap i'm signed up for - please no friendship sheets, books, penpal stuff etc. Its hard enough for me to keep up with life in general so I only take on more friends/penpals when I have the time to do so!
Patriotic stuff, fascists & nationalists, pro-military/pro-cop/state-sanctioned violence stuff, religious zealotry, cultural appropriation, homophobia, transphobia, motorists who ignore pedestrians & cyclists, people who refuse to acknowledge their privilege, bigotry of all kinds, you know - the usual stuff.
Here I will keep ratings & ratings explanations that will be updated on a case-by-case basis.
2018: I am currently up to date in my archive here on SB. Please contact me if you haven't received a rating from me on a swap.
I know this sounds like a "duh" thing to do, but I am taking it upon myself to rate as soon as I get a swap in the mail. I have been a bit slow in the past which makes life disorganized, so this is my pledge to my fellow swappers to hold myself more accountable!
Finally, due to my schedule sometimes I don't get swaps dropped off in the mail until after the mail had been picked for the day (after 5pm in the USA). If this is a serious concern for you, let me know!
Please contact me about any ratings you have a question about via the swap-bot messenger system.
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