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ID #91715

Name: Thear
Age: 17
Country: England

I’ve never had a penpal and honestly I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone just a little bit, but it sounds really interesting and a much more ‘organic’ I guess you could say, way of making friends than just hovering around people’s social media, while also knowing a little bit about them to begin with!
I’m currently in College taking Media, but moving to Art (3D Design) next year! I’m really into Architecture(+sustainable living), film-making and any form of creative media really.
- Two Door Cinema Club, Florence + The Machine ( I adore Florence Welch.. just sayin’ ;-) ) STRFKR, Alt-J, Fox Academy, classic MCR and all of their new work! Glass Animals, La Roux and some favourites such as Bowie and Zappa
- (Green/Chaos) Witchcraft (low-key haha) but genuinely, If you’re into it you’ll know what I mean by a lazy witch, but I love plants and nature and feel a strong connection to really natural settings so it would be nice if you did to!
- Is this a like or more of a characteristic but I’m pretty political, simplified I’m pretty left wing and feel it’s a good way to tell a persons moral code, you don’t have to be particularly into politics (it would be cool) but as long as you’re anti-trump, supports LGBT+ people and is very much not conservative then that’s a good starting point!
- I’m vegan! Would be lovely to have someone on the same wavelength as me although, once again, not a be all, end all thing!
- Astrology! And not just sun signs and horoscopes but Natal Charts and all that jazz! I’m Taurus sun, Libra Moon and Scorpio rising! (and very earth/venus dominant!)

Some fun little things are:
-I love baking, I’m great at making sweet pudding things, less at savoury but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
-I’m very introverted but that’s not to say I’m not to say I’m particularly shy, just not so good in large crowds and busy situations(anxious AF)
-My kind of hanging out is either sitting at home, baking and listening to music or wandering in a local forest and climbing some trees!
-I have pink hair (currently. Used to be forest green, very cool😁)

Ideally someone who is fairly active on social media, allows more casual interaction and relies less fully on snail mail!

Preferences: 16 to 18 (maybe 19?)
Someone who wants to (occasionally) use snail mail (depending on how interesting my life has been!) and including maybe little doodles or small items (Kinda like tumblr swaps people do would be cute!)

Obviously all the typical: no racists(or strongly anti immigration) no conservatives or republicans👌👌or really judgmental people because that’s not going to work!

ID #84565

Name: Luci
Age: 16 in June
Country: USA

My name is Luci I am from California. I’m super into music old and new but I’m SUPER into alternative rock. My favorite bands at the mo are Glass Animals, FIDLAR, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Børns, Alt-J, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love receiving/ sending mail so I’d love a pen pal I could snail-mail. I think it would be very fun to have an international pen pal (tengo dos años de español in mi escuela) but someone from the U.S. would also be fun! I love to read, mainly classics but also more modern books too. Some of my favorite T.V. shows are The Flash, Gotham, (I’m a bit of a nerd) Shameless, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, and The Office U.S.. I am genuinely passionate about plants, cooking, art and things listed above.

Preferences: 15-19, people who are accepting of my beliefs because I am religious

Conservatives be like:

“We didn’t do nuffin. And everything you don’t like about us, and really just anything I don’t like, it’s all The Patriarchy Liberalism!

Authoritarianism? Liberalism

Anarchism? Liberalism

Atheism? Liberalism

Other religions? Liberalism

Evolutionary theory? Liberalism

Racism? Liberalism

Anti-racism? Liberalism

Islamism? Liberalism

Secularism? Liberalism

Fascism? Liberalism

Feminism? Liberalism

Nazism? Liberalism

Marxism? Liberalism

Corporate Globalism? Liberalism

Socialism? Liberalism 

Monopolies? Liberalism

Unions? Liberalism

Crony capitalism? Liberalism

Actual liberalism? The philosophy developed in the enlightenment period? Like, the belief in the right to self determination of all people? As in the belief in the right to unrestricted thought, belief, speech, expression, assembly, association, research, publication, movement, and travel? Beliefs espoused by myself, the founding fathers, the majority of my nation for 2 centuries and basically all the people I look up to?

Nope, that’s what I believe in! That’s conservatism!


1975 Beauty Ad, Noxzema, with Pretty Teen Girl Martha Longley from California by Classic Film

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<br />Caption:

“Twice a day with Noxzema – and here I am in Co-ed.”

Secondary caption: “Noxzema. For the clean that can lead to clear.”

Published in Co-Ed magazine, January 1975, Vol. 20, No. 5.

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This video is amazing.

ID #18312

Name: Melanie
Age: 19 (20 come this August)
Country: USA

My name is Melanie, and I currently live in the Chicagoland area! I am currently a college student pursuing a degree in musicology, with specifications in jazz. I do vocal performance, also, but am choosing to not actually include that in my degree (honestly, getting to auditions is just a total pain). I am indeed a huge, huge music person. It’s definitely one of my defining features; I collect shellac jazz records and archive them. My specialties are “vintage” jazz (1900s-1950s), rock n’ roll, classical, and alt. rock. I could talk about these things for hours. For the sake of others possibly being infuriated, if you’re an electronic, or metal fan I honestly may drive you up the wall.
I will disclaim now that I am a published author, but my book did not take off (to be fair, I was 17), and I will in fact try and put off anyone finding out the title for as long as I can manage! I say this all now as it always inevitably comes out, so likely fair to get it out now. That being said, I am also pursuing writing. I am a HUGE reader, so anyone who reads would be a major plus. My friend and I try to see who can read the most every summer. (She won last year, by the way. 35 books[!].) I love art, which I may like to use for a double major; I love animation. I am kind of a huge nerd; Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and plenty more are kind of my thing. I love film, too; my favorite film makers are Woody Allen and Wes Anderson, hands down.
Love people with a sense of humor, adventure, and plenty more! I would prefer to be doing snail mail, just because *PLEASE READ* I love sending THINGS in my letters (i.e. I make mix CDs - yes, I really am a product of the 90s - pictures, bits of art, etc.), so keeping this in mind, also be prepared for LARGE letters. Hope to make some new friends!

Preferences: I unfortunately am only fluent in English; please keep this in mind. I would prefer to keep my pen pals between the ages of 18-27, but if you’re 15 and up and REALLY would like to chat, I am flattered and would be possibly open.
I am very leftist, so if you are on the right, we may do better apart. I have strong opinions; I do not want to upset anyone!
Last things, I am looking for some deeper conversations as well, so keep that in mind. I also have been struggling with depression for a very long time, so at this point in my life, I am trying to keep positive. I say this in the kindest way possible: I cannot be a therapist. I myself am trying to keep up, so if you feel that you’re looking for someone to vent to all the time, I really am not the person. I want everyone to have the experience they want!


1962 Beauty Ad, Marchand’s Hair Rinse, with Beautiful Woman by Classic Film

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<br />Caption:

Are You the One Woman in Five Who Refuses to Change the Color of Her Hair?

Received Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

Published in Modern Screen magazine, April 1962, Vol. 56 No. 43

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