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alexalgebra

alexalgebra
Date Joined: June 6, 2010
Last Online: November 29, 2020
Birthday: February 26, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Neon. I'm 38, queer, and live just outside of Portland, OR.

I like the sun, fresh air, being silly, playing music, singing, making stuff, old video games, wandering my neighborhood, wearing as much eye blindingly bright colors and rainbows as possible, and attempting to speak languages I don't know very well. I also travel as much as I can and I love old books with awesome illustrations (esp. medical or nature). I'm obsessed with Disney theme parks and Tokyo (planning trip #4 for when it's safe).

My favorite arts and crafts are crochet, making zines, making miniatures, watercolor, making silly and weird collages, and UV resin. I also pretend I know how to sew.

I'm a nerd. I like science, geography, and history. I love languages and speak English (fluent), Spanish (okay), Japanese (learning, intermediate beginner), and I just stared teaching myself Polish. I also love trivia and puzzles (mostly paint-by-number/nongrams/griddlers and anything put out by Games magazine). I go to the library at least two-three times a week (well, when it's not a pandemic).

Favorite Music

I mostly just listen to the same music I've liked since the '00s/'90s.

I like stuff that's loud - pop-punk, riot grrl, grunge, post-punk, emo...not metal so much though.

I also like J-pop and K-pop, but not really enough that I know any artists or anything. I put it on Spotify sometimes.

I also love Disney music, of course, but it usually makes me cry because I don't know when I'll be able to get back to a Disney park again!! :'(

Favorite Books

I don't have a ton of time to read these days, and with all the shit in the world, my focus is...unreliable. I read in the bath sometimes. I like queer YA fiction the best, dystopian is good although a little close to home sometimes these days...

I also am going through a phase where I LOVE reading obnoxious business books, I don't even know, your guess is as good as mine as to why, LOL, but I've been reading Russell Brunson's Dotcom Secrets series and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH. WHY?!

Also also, watching the new Baby-Sitters Club made me want to re-read the old books, so I'm now on the hunt for them when I go thrifting. So far, I've only got #2.

Favorite TV and Movies

I don't watch a ton of TV. I have Netflix and I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of my favorite shows are:

  • Pose
  • Hollywood
  • The new Baby-Sitters Club
  • Sabrina
  • Riverdale
  • Anything super queer
  • One Piece
  • PreCure
  • Patriot Act
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Steven Universe
  • Great British Bake-Off
  • Queer Eye (the new one)
  • Dragula
  • Reluctantly, RuPaul's Drag Race, because RuPaul is transphobic and fracks, but I just really like drag

My favorite movies are queer stuff, documentaries, Studio Ghibli, cute things, Disney, cheesy Hallmark type stuff. Mostly things that are feel-good because the world is feel-bad.

Favorite Characters

I love so many characters! Here are some of them:

  • Kirby (I have a giant rainbow Kirby tattoo)
  • Oswald (Disney rabbit)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Cure Whip (Pre Cure A la Mode)
  • Cure Milky (Star Twinkle PreCure)
  • Keroppi (Sanrio)
  • My Melody (Sanrio)
  • Strawberry King (Sanrio)
  • Little Twin Stars (Sanrio)
  • Hangyodon (Sanrio)

Favorite Crafts

I'm pan-craftual...I love learning new crafts!

My main crafts are:

  • crochet (mostly doilies)
  • journaling (kawaii journaling, but I want to get into junk journaling)
  • making miniature dioramas
  • UV resin
  • cross-stitch
  • watercolor
  • gluing things to things
  • pretending I know how to sew
  • zines, I have lots of mini-zines about random topics

Favorite Themes

  • Rainbows
  • Decora
  • Bunnies!!
  • Frogs!
  • Sanrio
  • Bubble tea
  • Snacks/food (especially cute food things)
  • Neon
  • Weird things
  • Disney
  • Clowns/circus
  • Nerdy shit, I just like learning stuff
  • Kirby
  • Zines
  • Astrology
  • Parfaits/macarons/desserts in general
  • Fruit, especially strawberries and watermelons

Where Stuff Goes In...

Things I'd like to receive:

  • Fiber art of any kind that you made (crochet, knit, woven, sewn)
  • Anything that has to do with any of my favorite stuff
  • Letters in languages I may or may not speak
  • Stories
  • Weird snacks
  • Giant necklaces, especially with parfaits or stuffed animals
  • DIY skill shares
  • Clown things
  • Neon bright mega fashion accessories
  • Queerness
  • Weird art
  • Rement, gachapon, miniature anything
  • Handmade items!! I love it a lot more if you made what you send, even if you don't think you're a good artist
  • Your zines!
  • Kawaii memo sheets, letter sets, and stickers (I'm not picky about brand or anything, just like bright cute stuff!)
  • Resin accessories (keychains, necklaces, rings, etc.)
  • Random weird found bits and bobs, stuff you found on the ground, a colorful flyer, a funny ad, something with an interesting texture, a blurry photograph, instructions from something...
  • Postcards, souvenir books, or ephemera from weird places and amusement parks, vintage or current
  • I'm really interested in junk journaling but have not had the confidence to make one yet, so feel free to give me tips, good tutorial links, or supplies
  • Old Baby-Sitters Club books

...and Stuff Goes Out

Things I can offer:

  • Letters
  • Weird art
  • Doilies
  • Travel tips for Japan/Tokyo
  • Tea
  • Sass, a lot of sass
  • Stickers
  • Mini-zines
  • Letters typed on a typewriter
  • Kawaii memo sheets
  • Doodles
  • Watercolor paintings
  • Postcards, mostly of Florida and California
  • Tiny crocheted things

Just say NO!

Please do NOT send me the following...I appreciate the thoughts, but it will go in the trash/recycle/compost or get passed on:

  • Anything racist, misogynist, heterosexist, cissexist, etc.
  • Anything floral/flower-themed whatsoever, I hate it, sorry.
  • Scrapbooking items
  • I HATE GOLD please nothing with gold accents, it ruins perfectly good stickers and jewelry
  • Please don't call me she or a girl. I am not female.
  • Deco books/friendship books (I think that's what they're called?), I don't do them
  • Please don't talk to me in AAVE if you're not Black, also I really hate being told I'm "fabulous" or "fierce" or any other coded ally theatre words.
  • I'm very allergic to dogs and cats, so if you have them, please try to keep the fur out of anything you send me
  • I'm sober, PLEASE NO MENTION OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ETC. Thank you!! (including pot leaf motifs and all that)
  • I really, vehemently hate JK Rowling and Harry Potter, she's a vile human being and at this point, I'm kinda judging anyone still into it. Sorry not sorry. (If you're confused by this, please Google JK Rowling terf or JK Rowling nazi)
  • This goes with the racism stuff, but nothing that is cultural appropriation like dreamcatchers, things with the g*psy slur, etc.

Thank you!!

Ratings

LahDeeDah rated for Mad Libs! on Nov 5, 2020
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Comment: I didn't realize some people could be better than others at picking Mad Libs insertions, but you definitely seem to have an unusual gifting for this! Your answers are very creative and quite funny. Well done!
Response: Aww, thank you!! I definitely drank too much coffee yesterday, which might have been the source of my inspiration LOL!!! Arrrrrrr avast ye poop decks!
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Comment: Alex I laughed out loud at my “surprise” it’s perfect and laughable. Thank you for the laugh. The postman laughed too. Take care plus 2020 has been such a s*#% year that we found this quite appropriate. Thanks
Response: YAY! I'm glad you found it as hilarious as I did! :D
LibraryMaker rated for CSS: Mini Cryptid Flipbook on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cutest flip book! I love it! and I will be writing back soon. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you like it!!! Thanks for the heart! <3 Hopefully I'll be able to reply to your letter more quickly this time, lol.
Honeyloveart rated for November 2020 Tarot Reading on Oct 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Hey Alex, I nearly rated this a 3 because I don't feel like what I received followed the swap or was packaged with care. Since the envelope and letter were the same single page, folded and sealed with washi, it was open by the time it got to me. I didn't get a sketch or picture of the cards you pulled either which I was really looking forward to. However I did really appreciate your detailed interpretation of the reading and felt bad about leaving a 3 given the time you put into the reading itself so thank you for that part!
Response: Hi, I'm sorry it didn't make it there the way I sent it! I didn't want to tape it up too much because I didn't want it to tear when you opened it. I tried to get it secure without over taping :( also, the swap description said you could describe with words or a picture, and my drawing ability is not great and I don't have a great way to print photos, so I thought my description would be the best way to get it across. I can definitely email you a photo if you want to see the cards though! I can also try to resend, I just didn't have any stationery whatsoever that fit what you like, except for those, which is why I used that. I also just think postalettes are neat. But literally everything else I have is super cutesy kawaii or disney :'( Anyway, please message me and let me know if you want a photo emailed or if you want a resend. I'm sorry you didn't like it!!
CraftyShana76 rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #8 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: TYVM for a very nice PC!
Response: Thank you! <3
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Comment: Thank you so much, loved all you sent! Happy Halloween 😁
Response: Yayyy!! I'm glad you loved it <3 Happy Halloween!!!
Zomac rated for Zine Swap #2 !! on Oct 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Great zine to share! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart :)
CraftyShana76 rated for Mailbox Blues #14 on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: No my mail still stinks. What do you sell on EBay? TYVM for the nice PC!
Response: Glad it made it!!! I sell mostly vintage toys and clothes. Thanks for the heart! :)
Moxieroe rated for CSS: Cryptid Journal #2 on Oct 6, 2020
5
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Comment: I love your additions to the journal! Very fun to read.
Response: Thank you!! I'm excited for yours to get here :D
ArizonaPharmacist rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I remember waiting for a trolley close to the Ghirardelli factory back in 1995. What a fun photo to see! Thank you!
Response: Awesome, glad I picked a good one for you :D
saturnsrings rated for Packing Tape Transfers Swap on Sep 25, 2020
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Comment: These are so cool I love them! Thanks for the extra ones, I love all the textures and cool/ creepy subjects, I'm pumped to use these in some collages!
Response: Awesome!! I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart :D
noone7212 rated for Disney PC Swap #1 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card, Tokyo Disney must be so much fun! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: it's AMAZING!! If you ever get the chance to go, do it!! :D Hope you're well. Thanks for the heart! <3
Sagebrushs rated for Postcard Pick Up #16 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: I love your little flipbook! That tiny envelope is really cute, and the cover is really nice - is the flower from a napkin? You did a fantastic job on your first tiny flipbook :) And, it it scented, or am I crazy?!?
Response: I'm so happy you like it!! The flower is from a napkin :) I don't think anything on it was scented, but the paper I used for the main part of the book did have a nice paper smell to it LOL! Thank you!!! <3
Traceyk rated for First World Problems Postcard on Sep 16, 2020
5
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Comment: Haha! Your first world problem was sooo funny! :)
Response: Thanks for heart! Glad you thought it was funny :D
Carollee922 rated for Disney PC Swap #1 on Sep 16, 2020
5
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Comment: It has been so smoky down here, but I don;t think it is as bad as you have it. Stay safe!
Response: Sorry you're getting smoke too :( We are almost in the clear...hopefully another day or two and we can breathe again!
jenh7498 rated for First World Problems Postcard on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the funny & well-written postcard!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked it :D
AcinomYtrom815 rated for Disney PC Swap #1 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: hope youre staying safe on the west coast and thank you for the beautiful tokyo disney postcard!
Response: Thanks - the smoke is almost cleared out...hopefully just another day or two. <3
AcinomYtrom815 rated for First World Problems Postcard on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: you made me laugh with a "there is a paris in vegas!" thank you for the funny card :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad I made you laugh :D
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Florida postcard.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked it :)

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Comments

ittybittykitty on Oct 8, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Luciie on Aug 4, 2020:

Darn! The dimensions seemed to have transferred wrong! I'm so sorry. Here are the right dimensions:

Here's an extra for screwing that up:

Luciie on Aug 4, 2020:

Hi Neon,

We are partners for the Cryptif Profil Deco #1. I picked the chupacabra for my cryptid. I have fond memories of my grandma sending all her grandkids to bed with supernatural stories of her childhood in the countryside of Mexico. My favorite was always the tale of the chupacabra.

Sorry for the late send. I mixed up the deadline for a later date.

Moxieroe on Jul 29, 2020:

Hello! For the Cryptid Profile Decoration Swap. Stay safe and healthy!

First we have the grootslang. It has the head of an elephant and the body of a snake. It is an African legend said to be one of the first creatures the gods created. However, they gave it too much strength and cunning and it proved far too dangerous. The gods had to destroy the grootslangs and created elephants and snakes from its separated parts. However, one grootslang got away and created more.

The Black Shuck is a ghost dog found in England. It is a large black dog said to have glowing red eyes and is often seen as an omen of death. One of the more famous stories of the Shuck is from the 1800's where it was said to have entered a church during a clap of thunder, ran up the aisle and killed a man and his son. The Shuck left the church in ruin after breaking a pillar and leaving burn marks at the exit.

Last, the Tatzelwurm. Said to be found in the Alps of Europe. It has the upper body of a cat that turns into a snake tail. I really just like this one because I love cats and snakes and this is the best of both worlds! Also, I love this picture because it's adorable. Tatzelwurm's are said to be quite ferocious, though.

NRGordon on Jul 23, 2020:

Haiku For You (x2) NRGordon

I hear a whistle
The train will soon pass by me
I like to watch it

Flowers are blooming
Spring is here in its glory
Allergies kill me

Do you go to Disney in Florida? Maybe we will run across one another. I'm guessing, from your profile, that I would recognize you.

bruxbaby on Jul 21, 2020:

Haiku for you

Key in the front door Excited to see you but Mainly I want food

snailmailjadeox on Jul 21, 2020:

Haiku for you...

The joy that it brings, No-one can ever describe, It changes your mind.

bluecrayons on Jul 13, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #9

jms7310 on Jul 13, 2020:

Hello! I tried to pick the most bright and colorful birds I could find for you! Hope you have a great day!

Pikapika on Jul 13, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunts profile deco #9

I chose this picture because they resembled the parakeets I used to have. The yellow one (Roxas) is still alive, but Ren and Nemo passed away last year.

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