Rae (baklash_shadow) wrote in girl_friends,

From My Crafty Heart to Yours

Name: Alyssa Ricigliano
Birthday: September 19
Gender: Of the lady-like sort.
Location: Rain-snow-and-sun-in-the-same-day, USA
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Computer Assistant; Film student
Language: English

Religious View: I believe in peace and respect for others.
Orientation: Straight
Relationship Status: single
Tattoos/Piercings: A green outline of a heart on my left hip and I hope to get more, but I'm a big baby and an even bigger geek, so all I can think of to put on me are Rubik's Cubes and Mario references ^^' I have three piercings in my right ear and two in my left.
E-mail: aricigliano@ymail.com

About Me: Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I'm a 19-year-old novelist slash entrepreneur slash film-maker studying film in college. I'm a straight A student and I work on campus in the library assisting people with copying, printing, and other computer related issues.

I love music and creativity and art, and I'm a very non-judgemental person. I tend to write lengthy letters (I have roughly 12 other snail mail penpals who I keep in touch with around every 2 weeks, and I'm serious about keeping in touch with them frequently) and sometimes include little gifts I make.

I love to do arts and crafts and sew and am always trying to be better at it. I have an Etsy shop and have actually sold things both there and in multiple craft shows. Amazing, I know! I like to make purses and hoodies but unfortunately my sewing machine is a piece of crap from WalMart and it broke. Again. Le sigh. So I won't be able to sew much until I get it fixed, but I'll still design purses with hidden pockets and reversible hoodies with fairy tale themes.

I'm a huge geek. I play video games, collect and play Pokemon cards, play board games at game night on campus, am part of the gaming group on campus, and can kick some serious butt as Kirby on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Melee. I also play role-playing games such as Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, typically 3.5e but potentially 4e.

Did I mention that I love to listen to music? And I love to bake and cook so I'm always experimenting with recipes and such. I have signature dishes of all varieties, such as Italian Parmasean-encrusted chicken, homemade General Tso's Chicken, tarragon encrusted pork chops, and crab, tomato, and zucchini pasta in a garlic white sauce.

I'm big into fantasy and supernatural movies, books, and shows, but I also really enjoy a good thriller or law-related plot. If you want to know more, ask away! =) I'm very open, so I'll answer pretty much anything. I can't guarantee an amusing or in-depth response, but I'll generally respond. =D

Main Interests: writing, drawing, film-making, listening to music, Hello Kitty, fashion, sewing, arts and crafts, online comics, cooking, dreaming

Music: I love indie rock and alternative music. Occasionally I'll take an interest in pop artists (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry) but I love bands like The Pigeon Detectives, The Postal Service, Uh Huh Her, Phantogram, Staind, Metric, The Veronicas, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Matt and Kim, Sublime, We Are Scientists, Ok Go, A Day to Remember, Priscilla Ahn, Cascada, Muse, Deftones, Radiohead, and Jem.

Movies: Closet Land, The Science of Sleep, Ink, Mirrormask, Spaceballs, City of Lost Children, Invisible Circus, Almost Famous, The Dark Knight, Pan's Labyrinth, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Disney movies, Pixar movies, and many, many more. 28 Days Later is my favorite zombie movie evar. Also, I adore the Saw series and Harry Potter.

Books/Authors: The Onion Girl, Blue Girl, (anything by Charles de Lint), Thirteen Reasons Why, The Hunger Games trilogy, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Tamora Pierce's Wild Magic series, Fahrenheit 451

TV: Criminal Minds, Dexter, True Blood, Bones, Project Runway, Design Star, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed

Anime/Manga: Black Butler, Hellsing, FLCL, Vandread, Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Elfen Lied, One Piece, GunGrave, Death Note, Fruits Basket, Samurai Champloo, Trigun, Ghost in the Shell, Read or Die, Scryed, Vampire Hunter D, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Princess Mononoke, Sprited Away, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, Witch Hunter Robin, and soooo many more.

How many pen pals do you want? 3 or 4 more
Do you want email pals? not particularly
Do you want snail mail pals? yes
How long are your letters? 2-15 pages or more (both sides)
What sex do you want them to be? doesn't matter
Where do you want them to be from? I'd prefer from the USA. Of course, if you really want to be penpals and you're from out of the States we could probably work something out. =)
What age do you want them to be? 17-32

What kind of penpal are you looking for?: I'm basically looking for someone to share the hard times and the happy times with. Someone who will understand me and allow me to understand them. I want a penpal who will be my friend, who will exchange secrets and little presents or drawings, writings, photography, and other goodies with. Someone who will recommend music, artists, movies, and fashion advice to me. The longer you make your letters, the better, in my opinion! I've never had a male penpal before but I'm open to it. Obviously I'm looking mainly for a snail mail penpal. I love to collect a physical letter in an envelope and I have boxes full of letters from my other penpals. No such thing as too many penpals, right? Right!

What do you like to swap?: I exchange pictures, stickers, CDs, stationery, jewelry, and sometimes other things such as nail polish, perfume, purses, wallets, etc.
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