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This is a discussion on Your PersonalityCafe Pen Pal within the General Chat forums, part of the The Cafe Lounge category; I feel like most people here, or even the four and a half months I have been here, the members ...

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    Your PersonalityCafe Pen Pal

    I feel like most people here, or even the four and a half months I have been here, the members of this forum have at some level come into close contact with each other. Some by awesome MSN group conversations, others by actually deciding to meet up here in person which may have been a result of those conversations. More or less, each of us have associated with people we tend to feel a connectedness to.

    With that said, I want to create a forum project by extenuating these relationships we have with each other. I got to thinking and one of the first things that popped into my head was a pen pal system. I always enjoyed having pen pals in elementary school because it expanded my horizons that some other person, like all the way in India, felt the same about speaking with someone across the globe - and the chance of the two of us ever interacting in the future is very small.

    Despite the end-all of receiving those letters, I had a tad of skepticism about the letter being from another student and it actually being hand-written by my teacher. At least in this method of the pen pal system we'll have a way of evaluating that.

    To do this you'll need to be open with yourself about who, while getting to know them, feel you can trust on a personal level and wouldn't mind receiving a gift from. My list is relatively small in who I want to give gifts to, so please don't take it to heart if I didn't send you anything. If I contact you, then you'll know I want to be your pen pal.

    Send all pen pal requests, including the address you want the package delivered to and practical information, to that person through email or IM; anything other than what the public eye can see.

    As far as the actual pen pal exchange goes, handwritten letters, obviously, are the gist at what this thread drives at. But I want to put a little twist on it. Instead of just receiving a written letter, as is not hugely different from leaving a regular message on someone's visitor messages in terms of what is content is entailed; including a present, like a funny comic you came across or a miniature antique for example, is what I'd like to see out of everyone's pen pal exchanges, though not required. Something of interest which is shared between the two of you. Use your judgment on what to give based on the quality of that friendship. Common sense, basically.

    At any rate, I'd really like to see a lot of people in on this forum project. I think it can bring us closer as a community, even those of us born in the beginning of this forum's launch like myself. We can always learn something from each other.

    If you have any questions about how this works, general or specific alike, don't hesitate to jot it down here or private message me.

    Godspeed, pen pal enthusiasts!




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    I like it. Except the mail here is... do we have mail here?

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    I love penpals! What a lovely idea Res, handwriting someone is great because if you write on a postcard or card it's personal with regards it's design. I have a friend who writes me on her own handmade cards, its so personal and warming to receive and I spend so long choosing the right card to write to her on. There's something about a letter travelling to reach you that I love, I know this is simialr to the internet knowing you are corresponding with someone far away in a different culture and so forth... but I don't know.. I just like it I guess
    Last edited by KerryLee; 03-30-2009 at 03:17 AM. Reason: write>right ...appalling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryNights View Post
    I like it. Except the mail here is... do we have mail here?
    There isn't a postal office where you're located?

    EDIT: Sorry, I can't decipher what you're asking. Can you rephrase?

    Quote Originally Posted by KerryLee View Post
    I love penpals! What a lovely idea Res, handwriting someone is great because if you write on a postcard or card it's personal with regards it's design. I have a friend who writes me on her own handmade cards, its so personal and warming to receive and I spend so long choosing the write card to write to her on. There's something about a letter travelling to reach you that I love, I know this is simialr to the internet knowing you are corresponding with someone far away in a different culture and so forth... but I don't know.. I just like it I guess
    My thinking exactly. I remember the feelings of being the new kid at camp many miles from home. A lot of my cabin mates would get sweets and toys from their parents, while I didn't get much. In a three week session at camp I would probably get one letter. It's the best feeling in the world when it came in, though. Especially as a young kid, not knowing anyone, and then getting word from my parents. Then at least you know they're alive. I loved my grandmother's letters because they were always done by a typewriter, old-fashion :p I love that.

    I've been trying to resort to traditional letters to let my folks know how I'm doing but the cellphone is such a convenience. You know, this thread motivated to want to write more letters. Watch out Dad.
    Last edited by Ćerulean; 03-29-2009 at 11:41 AM.

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    I'd love to have a penpal :).

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    yeah me to, nothing quite so nice as sending and receiving letters :)
    Last edited by chu; 03-28-2009 at 08:00 PM.

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    Ah, sounds fun. I have yet to interact with enough people here to actually participate but I'd love to do it someday :D

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    sure why not. Penpal would be nice. Although at this point, I'm not exactly sure who wants to be my penpal, hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari T View Post
    sure why not. Penpal would be nice. Although at this point, I'm not exactly sure who wants to be my penpal, hahaha.
    Hah aw. I'm sure someone else out there feels the same way but just hasn't come to post about it.

    Lurkers, you can come out now.

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    Soo, who wants to be my penpal?


     
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