Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 1:50 am


Date Joined: February 16, 2020
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: November 25
Country: Germany


Hello there :-)

If you haven't received a swap from me or you are still waiting for a rating, please let me know! It's not in my intention to confuse, hurt or even betray my penpals! So just contact me and I will correct things, whenever a mistake might happen. I will also re-send the swap at once, if necessary.

In return, please do me the same favour and let me know if there are any problems on your side, like a delay in the send-date or lockdown or such things. I'm mostly rating generously, as long, as I can see you put some effort in your swap (for example: I love decorated envelopes XD). And even if this sometimes lack: Swapping is just a hobby and for fun and life can be too busy from time to time, so don't worry. The most important thing for both sides is to have fun.

About Me

A little bit about myself...

I'm Maxi, 30 years old and from Germany. So my mothertongue is German and I'm working to improve my English (while on the other hand I'm about to forget everything I've ever learned in French).

I'm single, have one older sister, but no children and I like to be aunt and babysit once in a while. :-) Finally I'm living in my new flat, where pets are allowed (I always wished for a cat), but than came the second lockdown in Germany and things got delayed. (Dogs are cool, too, but cats are far better! XD)

I like to decorate my letters and put some goodies in, but I'm not used to the fat snail mail I can see here in many swaps. It will probably take its time, until I will try this myself... I'm also far more interested in letters, to be honest. The longer the letter, the better. ;-) I'm also okay with sticker flakes and the dutest or most beautiful always come to some extra box, where I put all the stuff I use for decorating my diary. g - Thanks to the second lockdown and the lack of other spare time activities I might started to get addiccted to stationary, stickers, Washi tapes and such things.

Favorite Music

I like Heavy Metal, Pagan, Steampunk und something called Neue Deutsche Härte (and from time to time songs from musicals or Disney). Some favourite singers/bands are:

  • ASP
  • Coppelius
  • Eisbrecher
  • Faun
  • Subway to Sally
  • Saltatio Mortis
  • Oomph!

My song recommendation of the month: "Loki" by Saltatio Mortis

Favorite Books

That's a lot! I'm a bookworm and love fiction, history novels, classics, murder mystery, thriller... almost anything, aside these typical "How to imprive your life"-books about how to be more hapy, more active, sleep better and so on and aside from love stories. Here is a short list of the latest highlights I've read:

  • "Das Salz der Erde" (Wolf) -> German novel/history
  • "Psychopathinnen" (Benecke) -> German book/crime
  • "Johnathan Strange & Mr Norell" (Clark)
  • "Osten Ard"-Saga (Tad Williams)
  • "Lord of the Rings" (Tolkien)
  • "Paradise Lost" (Milton)
  • "David Copperfield" (Dickens)
  • Oliver Twist" (Dickens)
  • "The count of Monte Christo" (Dumas)
  • "Northanger Abby" (Austen)
  • "Harry Potter 1-7" (Rowling)
  • Horror short stories, like "The Vampyre" by Polidori
  • the "Sherlock Holmes"-short stories by Doyle
  • "The war of the Flowers" (Williams) ...

I also love mangas! I read comics from time to time, too, but I always prefer mangas over it. My favourites are: - "Angel Sanctuary" (Yuki) - "Shaman King" (Takei) - "Pandora Hearts" (Mochizuki) - "The case study of Vanitas" (Mochizuki) - Sailor Moon" (Takeuchi -> It's the best!) - "That time I got reincarnated as a slime" (Fuse)

Favorite Movies

  • Disney-movies (especially the 90s movies like Mulan, The hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion king, Aladin, but also others that are not as famous as these ones, like The fox and the hound, Brother Bear...)
  • How to train your dragon
  • Marvel (The Avengers, Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, ...)
  • Harry Potter 1-8
  • The Prestige
  • Joker
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Alice in Wonderland (Burton)
  • Detective Pikachu

Favorite Television

  • The Witcher (!)
  • American Horror Story
  • Sherlock (BBC)
  • Game of Thrones

And cartoons and animes as well:

  • Avatar: The last Airbender
  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon
  • Detective Conan
  • Steven Universe
  • Gravity Falls
  • newest on the list: The owl house


  • tea (Green, Black, herbal and Chai)
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • chocolate
  • cookies
  • lavender

  • sheeps

  • foxes
  • dolphins
  • owls

  • nature

  • mythology
  • history (old egypt, middle ages, victorian)
  • steampunk
  • autumn
  • winter
  • halloween

  • black

  • white
  • purpil
  • scarfs
  • jewellery
  • Webtoons
  • sightseeing tours

  • long letters

  • written postcards


  • fruit tea (I drink it from time to time, too, especially as ice tea during the summer, but nonetheless prefer other tea over it.)
  • coffee (Never!)
  • plums
  • cherries
  • marzipan
  • sushi

  • summer (too hot)

  • always being surrounded by people
  • being in a hurry
  • camping
  • books just with love stories or even PWP
  • religious stuff (as an atheist I just have no usw for it)
  • carneval
  • glitter
  • pink
  • intolerance

  • frogs

  • toads

Good to know for swaps

I'm an easy-going person and even when I don't get exactly what I like, I will still give you a heart, when I can see you tried your best in a swap. Things I don't like, I will reuse in other swaps and I don't have any allergies you need to keep in mind.

I also don't care if you send whole sticker sheets or sheets you cut in half or single stickers. I like them all. I prefer PCs to be send naked (without an envelope), but I'm fine with one also. Only some highlights would be...

... Harry Potter: I like many characters, such as Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore, Malfoy and Snape. In terms of houses it highly depends an my daily mood: On good days I'm according to tests in Ravenclaw, but on cynic ones in Sliytherin.

... tea: I got a lot of chamomille tea lately, so I would prefer to have a break from it, because it will take some time to use it up. ^^°

... TV/book/movie-characters in general: I like Sherlock and Moriaty, Sailor Moon and Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto, Dipper and Bill, Steven universe and his mother Rose/pink diamond (but Spinell and White are cool, too), Aang and Zuko, Conan Edogawa, Luz and Amity and Eda, Spiderman and Loki, Batman and the Joker, Vanitas, Oz and Gil and many more. My favourite pokémon are bulbasaur, psyduck, Mew, Mewtwo and wooloo (yeah, I've been grown up with the first generation g).


Catt007 rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #4 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Maxi, yes they both arrived on the same day - even more happy mail for me to open 😸 thank you for your lovely envelope and I love the analogy about Autumn saying it's ok to slow down. I always feel guilty if I'm not 'doing something' and beat myself up when I just want to curl up on the sofa in front of the fire with a book or a Netflix binge. Maybe not this year if I look at it as permission from the seasons. Thank you 😸
Response: I have the same problem: I know it's ok to do nothing or to say no to some social event, but in the end I usually feel responsible or committed to go somewhere or do something... But it's slowly getting better! ^.^ Have a great and calm weekend!
Catt007 rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Maxi. Thank you for the happy thoughts and the lovely envelope. As they were already folded I haven't read them. I'll save them until I need something to cheer up my day and my thoughts. Catch you soon 😸
Response: Hello and thanks for the heart! ^.^ I fought hard to resist in not reading the thought when I got them and four out of five times I succeded... XD Have a great day!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Happy thoughts!! They are in my jar :) Did eat the pumpkin pie?? Lol, it is weird because it’s a vegetable. But still with the right amount of sugar and spice it’s divine!!
Response: Hello Robyn, thanks for the heart. ^.^ - Believe me, this pie was almost 90% sugar and cinnamon! XD
Drachenfrau rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deine Happy thoughts und die Buchempfehlung!!! ❤️
Response: Gerne ^.^ Hab' ein schönes Wochenende!
pahasiga rated for ESO: Riddles on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! I haven't solved it yet, but it looks so much fun!
Response: Enjoy the crossword! XD And if there are any problems while solving it, just ask. I hav the solution still here... anywhere... ^^°
Paintcraftart rated for Postcard in your own language on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thankyou 💜for the nice card.
Response: You're welcome ^.^
iolair rated for R&W: Author chat on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Maxi, thank you for the fascinating letter! Firstly, the envelope decoration was so pretty, I love that fox stamp! Secondly, I really enjoyed reading your letter and your reasons for wanting to chat to Edgar Allan Poe - he definitely sounds like he had a very interesting personality to psychoanalyse. You also had a great and piercing list of questions for him. I agree that it would be great if there was some way for him to find out how popular his work is even today, it reminds me of that episode of Dr Who with Van Gogh. I haven't read his work for a long time, so you've inspired me to revisit it! Thank you again :)
Response: Hello iolair, thanks for the nice comment and the heart. It was a very interessting swap and I liked the idea to think about what to ask him very much. And you're right, I haven't thought about this Dr. Who episode, but now I would like to see it again, as it was really fascinating to watch! XD Have a great day and stay safe! Maxi
Berlinerchic rated for ESO: August tea swap on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for yummy teas and an extra one :) cant wait to try them :)
Response: Enjoy! XD
Comment: I received the postcards today, thank you for the extras
Response: Thanks for the heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! ^-^
iolair rated for G: Cryptids and Monsters on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you Maxi for the awesome letter! I also used to watch Charmed, it was quite fun :D And though I don't really read fantasy anymore, that series sounds very interesting - it's a pity it hasn't been translated into English yet! I also really enjoyed reading about the regional versions of different folklore and monster stories from Germany - it's fascinating to compare the differences with the stories I've heard (which are mostly American/Hollywood style versions).
Response: Hello and thanks for the heart! ^.^ Yeah, the Hollywood-style versions of diffrent monsters are also more known in German culture by now, but the old legends are still told and almost every city has at least one case of a burnt witch or a werewolf in its city museum, to keep their sad stories alive. Have a great day!
Comment: Thanks Maxi! I love it!
Response: This swap-idea is soo funny! XD
Ettoad rated for R&W What I'm reading postcard on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: The unexpected good books are the best!! Thank you for the recommendation and the adorable postcard 💓
Response: And thanks for the heart in return ^.^
Comment: Hi Maxi! Thank you so much for writing about what you read in May! It was nice to receive in the mail! I hope you are well!
Response: Hello ^.^ Ui, the letter really took its time, but I'm glad it arrived safely! Tahnks for the heart. :-)
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for Ghosts! on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! I really enjoyed reading your letter.
Response: Glad you like it! Have a great day! ^^
Carrii rated for Book im reading pc #8 international on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: Arrived safe and sound, and ready to pass along. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! ^-^
USAFwife rated for R&W: Reading suggestion Postcard :) on Aug 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the card :) The book you recommended sounds interesting. I've read some of the Supernatural TV series books, but I don't think I've read that one yet. I'll have to go look for it. :) The folklore really was my favorite part of that show. :)
Response: Mine, too. ^.^ And because there were no German versions of this book, I've read it in English, waitng weeks for the shipping to arrive. XD
Cryptid rated for R&W: In June I read .... Snail Mail on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: It arrived today, thanks. I agree re. Neurotribes- I found it really interesting but dry. I'm only about a third of the way through it because I started reading something else. Should get back to it at some point.
Response: Yes, it's always too bad, when you find the topic itself really facsinating or practical to know,, but the way the topic is explained sooo long and dry...
Comment: Another thank you for another wonderful postcard. Again, thank you for joining my swap. 😃
Response: It was great fun. ^.^
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. LOVE the wax seal! Also, thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Thanks for the awesome swap idea! XD - I would take part in more rounds, too.

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Petaltea on Aug 11, 2021:

Haha Maxi you mail arrived!! I love it all your so sweet. I guess you had to send it twice??? They thought it was more than 59gr but it wasn’t. It had all kinds of stamps on it. A big yellow sticker I can’t understand what it says. But it’s here!! What a lovely surprise. I will write back soon!! Take care!

Petaltea on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard Maxi!! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed yourself I love cute little bookstores! I’m glad everything is opening up again. Take care!!

Petaltea on Feb 6, 2021:

I love getting your letters Maxi and what a cool flipbook!! We sent each other mail around the same time!! hahahaha. We are expecting a whole lot of snow too. But I don’t mind either, I can keep myself busy!! :) Take care of yourself, that’s important. I’m going to look up the cake your talking about. Bye bye dear!

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

wishing you all the best in 2021!

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Petaltea on Nov 25, 2020:

Happy Birthday Maxi!!!!! Hope your having a great day!!

Petaltea on Nov 5, 2020:

Maxi you crazy cookie, thank you for your lovely long letter and goodies!! I love how you write down such interesting things about where you live and what you see! I just learn so much it’s like getting a lesson about Germany! I love it thank you. I will see if I can prepare something about California and where I live now. You’ve inspired me!!! Have a great weekend and stay safe! big hug, Robyn

Petaltea on Oct 31, 2020:

That’s because great minds think alike Maxi!!!! hahaha, Enjoy your weekend! Big hug, Robyn

Petaltea on Oct 26, 2020:

It’s like i’m stalking you! hahaha. This is the etsy giveaway swap. This is a neat idea I think. Good advertisement! In any case I hope you are well !! Enjoy the fall!!

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