Correspondence - Find a Pen Pal

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Polyhistor, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Polyhistor

    Polyhistor Familiar Face

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    Inspired by a thread in another forum:

    Would anyone be interested in corresponding with other members per letter? I imagine it could be fun and would as well be period correct for the Golden Era - especially when using a nice fountain pen and stationery...:)

    If anyone´s interested, you could just add a reply to this thread, stating you´re in and whoever wants to get your address sends you a request via PM, so no private information would have to be visible in public.
    Maybe it would also be helpful for potential correspondents, if everyone added a short biographical sketch and/or list some of their hobbies/interests.

    So here´s mine:

    I´m 23 years old, study art history - just finished my first year - and my hobbies include reading (some favourites: HP Lovecraft, Umberto Eco, just too many to list them :) ), playing guitar and a few other instruments, homerecording and writing, mostly poetry. I do a little drawing now and then and enjoy cooking.


    Regards, A.
     
  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    OOoooh! Pen Pals!!

    I havent had one in a long time! Oh boy! Letters that are not bills!


    LD
     
  3. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    I am slow to write...

    But its something I should work on.....so sounds like a good plan...
     
  4. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    This could work

    Will anyone send scented letters? ;)
     
  5. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    lol

    This sounds great, and would give me an excuse to buy some beautiful stationery.


    lol I think that would be at the discretion of the letter sender and its receiver.
     
  6. Polyhistor

    Polyhistor Familiar Face

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    Nice to see some people are interested in this! :)

    Unfortunately I can neither receive nor send PM´s or emails, it seems - do you have to have reach a certain number of posts before these features get activated? Or could it be that I just overlooked them? [huh]

    But I created an email account instead: fl-correspondence@web.de, that should do for now. So if anyone wants to leave their address, I ´d too have an excuse for paying the stationery shop a little visit. ;)

    As for scented letters...I do agree with Rosie, I think. lol

    Regards, A.
     
  7. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    Yes...you do have to hit a certain number of posts...I beleive its 15....in order to PM
     
  8. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Yes, 15... run around a few threads and drop a "nice hat!" and you're there.













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  9. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    and as to the scented....

    I am sitting here thinking.....

    Bertie Bots every flavoured beans...but in ink...

    One would never know what olfactory joy (or disgust) the next letter might bring.

    lol
     
  10. mysterygal

    mysterygal Call Me a Cab

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    Great idea Poly! and do what Scot said...look in some hat threads and give out a compliment...you're almost there!:)
     
  11. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's what I did and now I'm over 600 posts! :eek:

    Touch of the OCD, maybe? [huh]
     
  12. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Once you reach 15 posts, you will.

    LD
     
  13. And if you're too lazy to write in those posts, just use smileys.

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  14. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal I'll Lock Up

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    And if you write letters, don't make heart shaped dots on top of your "i"s.
     
  15. Irena

    Irena One of the Regulars

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    Ooh, pen-pals! I'm in!

    So, if you go through some of my posts and don't think it'll be too hard to read a letter from me, PM me and we can exchange a little information. I'd be willing to have 50 pen-pals, as long as they will write back!

    Irena.
     
  16. Samsa

    Samsa Guest

    I've always wanted a correspondent! I never really had the chance to write letters to people...I've compensated by reading the letters of famous people (Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell, etc.)
     
  17. Solid Citizen

    Solid Citizen Practically Family

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    GEE!

    I thought everything I've been writting here for the last 8 months
    were electronic letters???

    SC :rolleyes:
     
  18. Polyhistor

    Polyhistor Familiar Face

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    Nice hat you got there (in your avatar pic)! :D What do you call that type of hat again?

    Seems I´ll have to really drive up my post count by a few, as being able to PM will make things a bit easier (and I´ll be able to vote in the chocolate poll lol ).

    Regards, A.
     
  19. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a Homburg. :)

    My Mom was from Austria. I really need to go there for a visit someday soon. Mom was from Salzburg, and she loved Ebensee.
     
  20. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal I'll Lock Up

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    Don't forget that our troops love mail call, too. :D
     

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