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alexalgebra

alexalgebra
Date Joined: June 6, 2010
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: February 26, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Neon. I'm 39, 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.

People who stay out of politics have white privilege

Thank you!!

Ratings

crochetjunkie rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 17, 2021
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tcornell rated for Kawaii Pen Pal Letter ✨ on Sep 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Spring is my 2nd fave season. TYVM for sharing. Love them!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked them! :D
ChinaCat rated for What makes your art a misfit? on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: What a fun package!! Thank you so much for the crochet bat - I LOVE it! And the little zines are weird and interesting.I'm familiar with pica but exploding head syndrome was a new one for me. =) Happy swapping!!! xo
Response: I'm glad you liked it!! :D Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: This swap was amazing to send and receive. Thank you so much for the zines and stickers. Would love to keep in touch
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Comment: I loved receiving your letter! The stationary was adorable and I loved the extra little goodies πŸ’•πŸ’• I will write back soon! ☺️☺️
Response: Yay!! I'm glad you enjoyed it! <3 Thanks for the heart!! I look forward to your letter :)
cynaemon rated for Rainbow Happy Mail on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Hi, Neon Starlight, thanks so much for the great happy mail. I think it is the happiest mail I have ever received! Loved all the goodies, and your cute little zine.
Response: Aw, yay!!! I'm glad you liked it! :D Thanks for the heart!
Willowmoss rated for Plushie mail #2 on Apr 28, 2021
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Comment: So nice to meet Eckerd! The mail was very cute, Cheeko loved the thought you put into it. 🍯
Response: Sorry I never responded to your rating! I thought I did but apparently only in my head LOL. Eckerd and I are glad Cheeko liked his letter! Thanks for the heart :D
MauiMami rated for RuPaul's Drag Race E-mail FINALE!! on Apr 28, 2021
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Comment: Mahalo for taking over hosting and being a great recap partner week after week. πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€
Response: <3 I'm going to miss it!! Hopefully we can still keep up with the Aussie one!!
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Comment: πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€πŸŒˆπŸ–€ LOVE. JADOR. AMOR. Mahalo nui my friend ❣. It's so perfect and I love the altered tin and junk journal.
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Comment: #teamSymoneπŸ‘‘
MuggleMom rated for Aloha 🌈 PC Swap #4: April on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Love the neon colors - so fitting. I hope you get to wear shorts more often!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you!! <3 Me too :D
CHOWEFACE rated for Aloha 🌈 PC Swap #4: April on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card & colorful writing!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it :)
cmmaldonado rated for Paper Ephemera Detash on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Holy crap! I wish I could give you more than one heart! What a super package to come home to, honestly I was having a meh kind of day and your package cheered me up! Thank you!
Response: YAYYY! :D I'm glad you liked it and it cheered you up <3 I hope the rest of your day is better!
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Comment: final 4!
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Comment: I totally agree with you on everything you said!! I dislike Kandy ! She thinks that being loud is funny, when its not. the judges keep her there for the drama for extra views. its all just one big rigged competition at this point!
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Comment: My fave swap with my fave swapper!
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Response: Thanks for the heart!
Kaitlynsansi rated for Ephemera Studio Detash on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: thanks

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Comments

thefairyoflostthings on Sep 12, 2021:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

MauiMami on Feb 26, 2021:

Happy Birthday from Maui Neon!!!

MauiMami on Feb 26, 2021:

Happy Birthday my Friend

takehimaway on Dec 5, 2020:

I THINK WE SWAPPED WAY BACK WHEN I FIRST STARTED.

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

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