Name: Clare Ann
Age: Fourteen, going on fifteen in February.
Location: California, US
General: Cheers, all! I’m Clare, it’s nice to meet you. And, well, in the words of Jane Austen, I am an awkward narrator… but I’ll do my best to make proper introductions. I’m a student, attending a private school with frumpy uniforms, with aspirations of becoming lots of things - an anthropologist, a social worker, a playwright - I want nothing more than to be a Renaissance woman, and to change the world.
But then again, I’ve already changed it more than enough times.
I’m listening to the West Side Story soundtrack as I write this… “I Feel Pretty” is playing right now. “Well-bred and mature, and out of her mind!” My favorite line in my favorite song. I wish I felt fizzy and funny and fine. But it’s finals season…I don’t think anyone could imagine feeling that way right now. Weak tea and soft jazz are getting me through my studies for the most part, even if I’m not on my A-game right now - for some weird reason. Of all the times, it had to be this one!
The house is tense with excitement and stress, as Christmas is around the corner - my computer is out in the midst of our house, right in the center room, and I don’t like being in the middle of it all. It constantly feels like I’m intruding on everyone else and their own troubles.
But I should be positive and stop dwelling on the little things. I’ve just been let into this small world of writers with troubles of our own, as well as put up on the Rose Shelf - and that’s nothing to sneeze at, is it? I’m very glad to be here, as I am to meet all of you.
I suppose those are all things I should have put in a letter to one of you.
No matter, I’ll keep going. I’m on a roll, after all! Sesame bagels and a hot chocolate are my usual after-school lucky snacks, and my favorite ones, too. I find rain lovely, but I live in a desert… rain is a treat here, one of those once-in-a-while things you don’t get too often, like birthday presents or letters from someone you haven’t seen for years. Rainbows are even rarer, like mushrooms and four-leaf clovers. Mushrooms might as well be lucky things in California! (Well, maybe not… they show up in March, btu March has always been lucky.)
I have a fondness for fountain pens and nostalgic smells.
Expect pokes and messages from me, because I’m just that kind of person.
Likes: Creating, media, my grandparents’ houses, musical theater, radio songs (some of them), cats in boxes, chocolate hazelnut lattes from Krispy Kreme (they taste like Nutella!), babies, Irish breakfast tea, small animals, Mystery Science Theater, swing music and swing dancing, period films, classic literature, words, I could go on.
Anonymous asked: could you please tell me the songs of your playlist? please, please! thank you so much :)
I guess you wanted to ask that in my personal blog..! here you are anyway: http://forest-dreams.tumblr.com/post/66034512184/new-songs-in-playlist-in-random-order-love-so
laragazza-infiamme asked: hi! i really love your blog! can you tell me where did you find your theme? I love it too! thanks!
It’s one of these but I’ve edited it myself and I don’t remember which one it is…!
Location: Wales, UK
General: Hey there! I’m so glad to be a part of this site. I’ve wanted a pen-pal since I was old enough to write letters. I absolutely love writing and wish I had more time to spend working on/writing for my blog. Unfortunately, my degree comes first and so my time is spent writing essays or revising rather than with my blog (boooo!). I’m currently in University and absolutely loving it. I live with 6 of my best friends (all boys!) and it’s so much more fun than I ever thought it could be.
I love reading more than anything in the world, until my studies got in the way I constantly had my head in a book. I love creativity and if I had one thing to wish for it would be that I knew more creative people, more people that blog/film/photograph/write, or even read. I would just love having a friend like that.
Likes: books, vanilla latte, films, photography, travelling!, italy, blogging, rain, writing, Lush, Downton Abbey, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, The Hobbit, Dirty Dancing, Wreck It Ralph, Austen, Pellinor Series, Harry Potter (favourite books, films and TV could go on forever so I’ll leave them with that), studying/speaking Welsh, cooking.
Anonymous asked: Hello! Is this group still active? It might be nice to see dates on posts. ;)
Yes it is active! :)
Anonymous asked: why such love? why loving a guy 6000 miles away from you?
This is a group tumblr, who is this ask for? If you want to ask a member something, you can ask them via their tumblr! ;)
Anonymous asked: Hi! I just want to know how did make you avatar, the one with flowers. Thanks!
What avatar with flowers?! The group’s icon is an envelope!
Anonymous asked: This group is still working?
Yes of course!
Age: Seventeen, turning eighteen in December.
General: Hello, I’m Nikki. I’m an absolute book worm and art student. I like weird and wonderful things, and to listen to what anyone has to say. I currently spend a lot of my time drawing or crafting of some description and I drink a lot of coffee. I live in a little village in Ireland surrounded by trees and birds, but I love cities and cafes. I would like to visit as many art museums in the world as possible one day, and to visit Paris once again. I will be travelling to Italy next year, and I cannot put my excitement into words! I hope to find some lovely pen-pals to share my thoughts with. ♡
Likes: I am a lover of both tea and coffee, the colour red. I love the moon and the starts, and spend an awful long time staring at the sky. My favourite books include ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Lolita’, ‘The Pleasures of The Damned’ and many more. I adore Warsan Shire, Charles Bukowski and other poets, but I am always trying to discover new ones. I like dresses, and the cold months. I watch the rain a lot, and find the sound soothing. I like to write as much as possible. I also love thunder and lightning. I hope you like some of these things, too!