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Friday, March 6th, 2009
1:36 pm - Intro

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I don't believe that I subscribed to other_voices, but I was very active in the penpal community throughout high school & actually still swap today. I found this group via the Facebook group, and I was quite surprised that a few people actually were looking for me there.

Back in the day, I went by the pen name Rabid Child (after the TMBG song) and lived in Oakdale, NY. I recognize quite a few of your names, but I must admit that my memory is fuzzy! I've been penpalling since 1989-1990, and have met quite a few people along the way.

So, Hopefully I'll stumble upon some old friends!! Nice to meet you all :)

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Friday, February 27th, 2009
3:13 pm - Anyone else...

has anyone heard the song that lady sov did called "so human" that samples the cure's "close to me"? i'm loving it. very impressive. i think the video makes me like it more.

Lady Sovereign - So Human

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
12:04 pm - stumbling down memory lane.


so, my name is kat, i'm about to turn 35, and i was a mad penfriender from 1987-1995ish. for the entirety of my penpalling, i went by my middle name mary. since i am old, and somewhat decrepit, i have the most terrible time remembering all the people i wrote to....


i used to use the back pages of smash/star hits and the lovely other voices.

people i remember writing to:

audrey/mistress morgana from CA
ramsey simon from CA
antoinette schindler from NY
joseph/drowning man from NY
kristine from matawan, NJ
paisley zenobia from NJ
brigid gergen from TX
klea owens from CA
roland from CA

i know there's about a million more....but gah. i just can't jog my memory. i know i wrote to a tatiana once, but i don't think we actually kept up correspondence.

miss brigid and i wrote for several years, and she published a tiny zine called delilahs eyes.

if this is familiar to anyone, do say hello.

current mood: nostalgic

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Sunday, February 15th, 2009
11:49 am

One of our members alyssa_corinne recently started a community on facebook called Before Facebook, There Were Friendship Books:

It has taken off with a lot of success. I've already found several pen pals I've lost touch with. I would like to encourage anyone and everyone on this community to join.

Thanks very much to alyssa_corinne for starting this community!

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Saturday, February 14th, 2009
10:59 pm - Fixed photos!

Okay, I fixed the photos I tried to post yesterday. They should be normal sized now!
These are the addy pages of OV #26:


I'm working on scanning the other issues I have as well and will post when those are done. :)

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Friday, February 13th, 2009
7:53 pm - Other Voices #26 pen pal addresses

Here's a link to the addy pages in issue 26:


****ETA** I need to re-do my photos as I accidentally uploaded thumbnails of the scans. :p I will try to get that done ASAP. Sorry about that!

current mood: nostalgic

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009
10:42 pm - OV pages

Well, I went to my parents' house today and managed to find the box that had my Other Voices issues! I could have sworn I had more than these, but I guess not. I have issues 26-32. So far I've scanned the addy pages from 26, but I won't be able to finish the rest tonite before bed. (Damn work!)
Just wanted to let you guys know what I had, and that I'll post the pics soon! :)

current mood: tired

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009
8:11 pm - Hullo...

My name's Elisabeth, I'm 32 years old, and I live in Dixon, Illinois. From approximately 1989-1995 I had many pen pals (including several from Curefriends), and I would love to hear from any of them. Unfortunately, I seem to have a severe case of "Thirtysomething Alzheimer's" because I can't really recall any of my old pen-names or most of the names of people that I wrote to (I most often went by my nickname Elis, though).
However, I did recognize the name Hyacinthe Raven in the community user info and remembered that we used to write, so I think there's a good chance I would remember someone as soon as I saw their name. ^^;
A few of the names I do remember are Marian Mercy (possibly from Massachusetts), Claudine from New Orleans, Brandi Lucero from California (she was my first-ever Curefriends pal!), Michelle from Oregon (who actually came to visit with a friend of hers), Skye from Texas (I think?), Alicia in New Mexico or Arizona, and Holly from Michigan. That is really just the tip of the iceberg. I wish my memory wasn't so bad. :(
Anyway, if anyone remembers writing to me, or thinks we may have written, please get in touch with me. I'm sorry I can't remember more details from back then, but honestly...how many people were doing the pen-pal/fb/tape-trading thing in Dixon, IL back then? I'm thinking not too many, so if you remember writing someone in Dixon during that time period, it was very likely me. ^^;
I'm also on facebook and myspace, and can be reached at either of them as well as here on LJ.
Thanks! ^_^

current mood: nostalgic

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Sunday, January 25th, 2009
4:56 pm

hi! i just created a silly FB group on facebook and wanted to put the word out here. the group is called Before Facebook, There Were Friendship Books, and here's a link:

Please join if you'd like! I also need a photo of an FB to use for the profile pic. Has anyone scanned something in that would work?

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Friday, January 9th, 2009
2:40 pm

Hi all!  I've been away from lj for a LONG time since i joined this community.
So i'll dare be indulgent and ask....Did anyone write to me back in "the day" (early to mid 90's)..
I used the name Despair, Birdmad girl but more consistantly Autumn Rain.... (from brampton/toronto ON Canada)
there are a few lovely souls in particular i'd love to reconnect with, even just to say hello!

Peaceful thoughts,

Autumn Rain

ps.  i was never a member of other voices...it sounded lovely.

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
12:38 pm - x-posted.

I just posted some CURE T-SHIRTS on Ebay..

.. take a look!


photo printer.
bustier-like buckle top.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007
6:43 pm - our myspace site:

I don't know how many of you still pay attention, as this is quite the inactive community, but we have a myspace mirror site maintained by the lovely omiewise. I would like to encourage all of you to please check it out: OtherVoices

Also, in the effort to make this a bit more of an active community, is there anyone interested in being a moderator? Preferably it'd be someone with a bit more time on their hands and someone who (unlike myself) does not have ADD.

current mood: calm

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Friday, March 30th, 2007
6:17 pm - aus_penpals


Hi. :) I’ve just created a new community, aus_penpals. The main purpose is for people living in Australia to find others as penpals and swap partners. Check it out, and feel free to introduce yourself there. xp


I hope this is allowed. :]

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Friday, December 1st, 2006
3:11 pm - FB overload

Hi everyone!

I have just been blessed with a box full of FBs that need some love! Would any of you like to fill some out? If so, please let me know (at let me know how many you'd like), and when I'm done decorating my page, I'll pass them along to you!

Sarada, some of these are ones you've done already (I got them from Marlene), but some aren't.

Any takers?

current mood: nostalgic

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006
8:22 pm - Roger O'Donnell Profile on Apple.com

Just got an email from Apple with this link:

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
11:44 pm - Nice Hair!!!!!!!


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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
9:58 pm

Once upon a time I was one of those 'sad' teenagers, who spent most of my time looked up in a bedroom scribbling letters, poems and stories.

Now, in the age of IT, I miss the touch of paper somehow and if there is anyone who feels the same I would be happy to exchange letters and possibly mixed cds/tapes too.
I'm a 26-year-old Curefan, into indie and goth, who also likes drama (acting/writing/directing), travelling and lots more.
For more info check out my info page...


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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
2:20 pm - give me the bye on this one ok?

After a few days at the parents house with skd1976, we ended up going through stuff which lead to the
unearthing of even more f.b.'s ..The prize this time was that i found a lj friend alyssa_corinne amongst the pplers, though i didn't know her at the time.

I loved the back page of the f.b. and thought i would spread a little old school love and invite you to the same in the comments section. This imaginary f.b. page is for batvomit because he
started this community.

love to xelucha write soon

hi to alyssa_corinne with much robert love:)

-FREE- luv to skd1976


ok , now your turn

current mood: 15

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Sunday, August 14th, 2005
11:21 am

The "Other Voices" myspace site has 7 members now, some of which are unique to that group.
And it is official, Matt did write to everyone.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
9:04 pm

I was re-arranging my room last night (i.e. moving my bed closer to the air conditioner because it's been so F*ING hot) and found a box of f.b.s, including one that I decorated and apparently never passed on. How very sad:

current mood: sleepy

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