Name: Fry Age: 20 Country: United Kingdom (England)
I’m looking for a penpal and I’m pretty new to all of this.
I’m looking for someone who is hopefully living outside of the UK. I’m
really interested in what defines people as individuals and in
particular, how a life means something else somewhere else.
I’m currently studying for an English Literature degree and I enjoy
discovering new books, poems and texts (Go read Max Porter’s ‘Grief is
the Thing with Feathers’). I don’t really have much of a grasp with
other languages, but I am open to being a study-buddy if that is what
people are looking for.
Can I assume if you’ve come this far, that you’d like to know my interests?
- weird indie games
- books (the literary classics), books (the typical fandom-y ones), some select comics (omgcp mainly) and manga.
- tv (more fandom-y stuff), youtube (let’s players, d&p, etc)
- games (tabletops and video games)
- fanfiction (ff.net or AO3 [what? it’s creative writing, right?])
- ice hockey (i’ve just started training with the uni team but i’ve been with the club for about a year)
- the Duke of Edinburgh award! (i’m now a leader and I love hiking)
Besides the above, I’m pansexual and I don’t mind talking about
sexuality, gender or other personal stuff. I don’t pretend to be an
expert, but I’m open and like listening. I’m an entp ambivert, but don’t
let that bother you. Start a conversation with something outrageous
(HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS DOG) and you’ll have me hooked.
This is quite a messy form and I must apologise for that, and the
unnecessary formal writing, but I hope I managed to get across who I am.
I’m looking for someone who needs somebody to talk to or someone who
would like to make a new friendship. (Not looking for romance, sorry!)
In tems of communication, I’d really be into old-fashioned pen and paper
letters. I understand this might not be viable so tumblr or emails may
be the more appropriate option.
I’d prefer someone who is close to my age, and as I have chosen not to
disclose my gender, it doesn’t matter how you identify either. As long
as you are comfortable talking to me, I’m happy too.
Sorry for all the writing, I want to aid you in making an informed choice :)
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