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I love books.
I love writing anything, long letters or stories and poems.
I think too much.
I don't like crowds.
I suffer of depression.
I am eating-disordered.
I love little things in life, like staring at the ladybirds or listening to Mozart's Requiem at top volume.
I am a hermit.
I feel happy when I am in the middle of the forest or by the sea.
I love art.
I love everything odd and strange.
I am odd and strange.
I like deep, thinking personalities.
I believe in forest spirits.
I usually get up at 5 in the morning to enjoy my first pot of coffee.
I seem to have everything coloured deep blue these days.
I like cold weather and rainy days.
I feel sick in hot weather.
I am a history geek.
I don't own a TV.
I don't use alcohol.


- General Info -
Name: Hanna
Age: 29 (August 6, 1979)
Location: Finland
Hobbies: Writing, reading, writing long snail mail letters, knitting, painting, drawing, taking long walks, thinking, thinking and thinking, sewing, all kinds of crafts and art, taking photos, fashion and anti-fashion, being alone, dancing on my own, staring at the stars or the sea, just being alive, going to museums and galleries, finding beauty everywhere, noticing the little things in life, philosophy, learning languages, flea markets and second hand stores, working out....
Favourite music: Irish folk (Clannad, Sinead O'Connor, Loreena McKennitt, Enya), Finnish melancholy rock (CMX, Kotiteollisuus, Viikate), classical, punk, hard rock, chansons, Edith Piaf, 60's music (Beatles, The Supremes), Queen (forever!), Sigur Ros, Björk... A lot really, though not hip hop or any other "MTV"-music.
Favourite books: I love reading, I read all the time. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Tove Jansson's Moomin-books, Marya Hornbacher's Wasted... Too many to mention here!
Favourite films: The Phantom Of The Opera, The Pride And Prejudice, To End All Wars, Girl Interrupted, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, the old Shining, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pollock, Frida...

- More personal -
Sexuality: Straight
Do you smoke? Yes, though I am trying to stop all the time
Drink? Only coffee and tea, no alcohol at all
Take drugs? Nope (except the ones my doctor gives me....)
Enjoy "partying"? No thanks, I'd rather dance at home.
Your political views: Greenish
Your religious views: Christian-Pagan, though all religions interests me

- Penpalling-related questions -
How long have you been penpalling? Since I was 12, though had a break due to getting ill.
How many penpals do you have? 10 now, I'd like to have some more as I am looking for very special people.
Do you ever stop writing to people, and if so, why? I stop if there is nothing in common with us or if I keep getting short or superficial letters that are just written without a thought. I am not going to stop writing due to my illnesses anymore. I admit that I am picky...
How long are your letters? At least 4 A4 front and back but usually they are somewhere around 10 pages ( so I am looking for LONG LETTER pals. Or even notebook pals. I really would like to get into journal penpalling!)
How long do you take to reply to letters? I usually write one letter for two days as I need to have a thinking-break in the middle. I write back within two weeks, but usually within a week. But when it comes to notebook pals, of course writing back will take longer.
Do you like to include small gifts with your letters? Yes, if I find something nice.
Do you write on nice stationary? Yes, but if I use a plain blank paper, I will decorate it then.
Do you type your letters? I type most of my letters nowadays because they are so long.

Anything else? I suffer of chronic depression and eating disorders and I do write about them as well, so if you are someone who can't stand mental illnesses, then you shouldn't write to me. I write long and deep letters, I write about odd things, ugly things, beautiful things, I write about my life, my glorious days and my dark days. I am melancholy person, but I love life anyway, no matter how hard it gets. I am never giving up again.

I respect honesty in my friends and that they are willing to really open their hearts and mind to me while accepting words from my heart in return. Soul mates are what I am looking for, someone to share everything with. Someone to talk about anything under the sun and even things beyond it!

Requests then. I am looking for EXTREMELY LONG letter penpals, any age, anywhere. Typed or handwritten letters are both ok, but as I said, I usually type my letters. No superficial people. I am picky so you must get me interested in you when you e-mail me. I don’t care how fast you answer to my letters but the most important thing is that you will eventually write and put some effort in your letters. I am looking for long term REAL friends, not just “pals”. Must be honest and sincere. Please be prepared to write the first letter.