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Offline Carina_I

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I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:44:32 PM »
. . . I call it, Free Snail Mail or FSM, pronounced: fuh-sim  :P

Basically, it's sending emails back and forth, but instead of typing out your emails, you would write a letter, take a picture of that letter, then send the picture of the letter to your FSM pal via email. Does that make sense?

You see, I would love to participate in snail mail, but I wasn't able to convince my parents to buy stamps and send letters to complete strangers (no offence to anyone) ;D

So this is my solution. Any takers?

I feel like I should warn you: I am a complete beginner. Like, complete complete complete beginner. You've been warned  :P ;D
« Last Edit: November 02, 2015, 09:32:27 PM by Carina_I »

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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 05:47:56 PM »
Heh, fuh-sim, I don't know why, but that made me chuckle.

Well, if you're looking for someone to write to via your newly created FSM, I would be happy to act as a snaily digital pen pal.  I have been looking for an excuse to write in ink more often.  I tend to use mechanical pencils for my serious writing and only use my ink to fill up pages with drills and random nonsense.  Send me a PM with your email address if you are interested.
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 07:36:45 PM »
I cam understand that. I would be happy to try FSMing with you!

I look forward to hesring from you.
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 07:54:09 PM »
Sounds like fun! And great practice on scanning calligraphy and seeing what works!  ;)
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 09:58:26 PM »
HI Carina,
Count me in :)  I have been doing this for all Greetings like Birthdays and Anniversaries for my family and friends already.
Happy Fuh-simming
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 12:34:27 AM »
Hey, Carina, I'll write to you via pen/scan. 
Did you see that there is now a thread called "Let's talk ... in calligraphy!" which is very much like what we need to do to write you a letter. 
Maybe we should all write beautiful letters to your parents to allay their fears.  haha.   
Really, though, they are doing what they should, looking out for you. 
Happy inkiness to you.
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 11:40:45 AM »
Hey, Carina, I'll write to you via pen/scan. 
Did you see that there is now a thread called "Let's talk ... in calligraphy!" which is very much like what we need to do to write you a letter. 
Maybe we should all write beautiful letters to your parents to allay their fears.  haha.   
Really, though, they are doing what they should, looking out for you. 
Happy inkiness to you.

Thanks evjo  :) And yes, I did notice the thread yesterday. It's pretty cool, actually. And yeah, good luck getting my parents to change their minds  ;D They are pretty strict about the whole 'communicating with strangers thing.' It took me forever to convince them to allow me to open this account. Oh well, like you said, they are only doing what they should do. Still . . .

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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 08:05:26 PM »
What could be more harmless than a bunfh of calligraphers? ;D

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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 08:38:18 PM »
What could be more harmless than a bunfh of calligraphers? ;D

ikr? For some reason, my parents can't seem to get past the, "every stranger is a bad stranger" phase. ;D

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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 12:42:56 PM »
I'd like to join the FSM wagon too.
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 02:23:48 PM »
Please do not post your email in responses. It leaves both the forum and your email vulnerable to SPAM attacks. You can click on the little envelope under the member's name to email them.

Thank you!  ;D
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 02:26:26 PM »
P.S. Great idea Carina and I think very sensible of your parents.  :)
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2015, 03:03:06 PM »
Hi Carina!
If you're still want someone to FSM with I would love to be a part of it, just PM me. Also, your parents might let you participate in http://www.moreloveletters.com/ if you still want to send letters to people  :)

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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2015, 08:48:59 PM »
O Wise One (Carina) -  Did you get the pen letter I sent to you last month via email?
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Re: I have invented a new kind of mail . . .
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 09:40:02 PM »
O Wise One (Carina) -  Did you get the pen letter I sent to you last month via email?

I just checked my inbox, and I have not received your email  :o Have I broken email? Oh dear. I sure hope nobody else has tried to email me, or they would think I was very rude ignoring them like that. Would you mind resending it? It might go through this time. Really sorry, by the way; I don't know why I don't have it.  :-[