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Risna

Risna
Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: May 23, 2022
Birthday: September 6
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hello world! Can't wait to get in touch with you!

Just some facts about me: I'm German and I live in the city of Muenster/Westphalia. I'm a Film Festival Director and work in other film and culture related fields too. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, travel the world, read, watch TV or movies and I love going to a Pub Quiz aka Trivia Night once a week. I even host one once a month.

Things that I'm into:

sports (in general). lighthouses. bridges. dogs. orcas. armadillos. squirrels. photography (especially b/w or sepia). old Hollywood movies (my favorite actor is James Stewart). celebrities in general. food and drinks. water (islands, oceans, beaches). books. writing. tasteful nude pictures of female bodies (especially b/w or sepia). everything hygge. petrol blue (as a color).

Things I don't like: clowns.

And most important: I will ALWAYS send. I have never and will never flake. If any item/package hasn't arrived please let me know and give me the chance to resend before rating. And please be patient... due to the Covid craziness it might take a tiny bit longer for stuff to arrive.

And I don't do much crafting except making envelopes from old coffee table books and magazines.

Languages: German and English. En ik kan een beetje Nederlands verstaan.

Favorite Music

Classic Rock, Grunge, Alternative, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal... and Country.

Favorite Books

So many books I could mention. Here's a list of authors I like: Stephen King, Justin Cronin, Matt Ruff, Toni Morrison, Joel Dicker, André Aciman, Armistead Maupin, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, Susanna Clarke, John Irving and so many more...

Favorite Movies

I've watched a fair amount of movies, professionally and in my free time. I love Old Hollywood movies like The Philadelphia Story - Now, Voyager - It Happend One Night - His Girl Friday - All That Heaven Allows, An Affair To Remember... But I'm also into movies like the Lord Of The Rings trilogy - American History X - Batman Begins - Star Wars - Call Me By Your Name - Winter's Bone - Drive - Dogville - Parasite - The Florida Project and many, many more. And here are some documentaries I really like... It Might Get Loud - The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing - The Booksellers - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's - I Am Not Your Negro - Senna - The Biggest Little Farm...

Favorite Television

True Blood, Friends, This Is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Dexter, Lost, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, The Affair, Californication, Game Of Thrones, Nashville, 2 Broke Girls, The L Word, Sherlock, Sons Of Anarchy, UnREAL and many more.

Favorite Food / ESO Snack Swap

I'm not into chocolate... what's wrong with me? But I do love marshmallows - the best ones I've tasted so far are Barú from Belgium (milk chocolate covered), The Mallows from Denmark (love their Summer Berry and Lemon flavors) and Smashmallow from the US (love their Cinnamon Churro). I'd be super happy if you'd send me Swedish Fish (the red ones) from the US. And I love real liquorice from Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands. Salty or sweet. Hard or soft. I like them all. And Pepermunt from the Netherlands too.

Besides that I love veggies! And ice cream. And nuts.

I'm a big foodie, love to try new things.

I only drink herbal and Chai tea. I'm not into fruity or green tea. And a friend of mine is desperately looking for "Stash Orange Spice Black Tea". It's her favorite and we can't get it in Germany. So if you happen to find that tea at your local supermarket you would make me - and her - super happy by sending it.

And I love Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or their Ranch Dips mix. And Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Both are hard if not impossible to get in Germany.

Oh, I don't have any food allergies.

A to Z

A - Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Adventures, Armadillos, Autumn, Advent Calendars

B - Books, Barú (Marshmallows), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Blankets, Bridges, Band Aids (the fun ones with themes on them, we don't have those over here)

C - Country Music, Curaçao, Celebrities, Cherry Coke Zero, Christmas, Coconut, Cinnamon

D - Dogs, Design, Draco Malfoy

E - Equality, Envelopes

F - Friends (as in good personal friends), Friends (TV Series), Fridays, Face Masks

G - Gin, Grunge (Music & Style), (The) Grinch

H - Hygge, Hollywood

I - Ice Cream, Islands

J - Justin Cronin (author)

K - Keanu Reeves, Kindness, Kisses, KUWTK (the Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, my favorite is Khloé)

L - Love, Lighthouses, Long Island Ice Tea, Lombok, LGBTQ+

M - Movies, Music, Magazines, Mauritius (île Maurice), Moomins

N - Novels, Notebooks, Noodles, Nerds, Notepaper, Nudity (tasteful), Norderney (German Island)

O- Oceans, Orcas

P - Puzzles, Pubs, Parcels, Peace, Photography, Postcards, Pokémon GO (my trainer code is 1872 8343 0230, so feel free to add me)

Q - Quiz Nights (Trivia Nights)

R - Reading, Rock Music, Rugby

S - Squirrels, Shakespeare, Starbucks, Stitch (as in Lilo & Stitch), Soccer (or Football as we call it), Socks (35-38), Sharpie S Gel 0.7 black (my favorite pen)

T - Teal (as a color), Travelling

U - USA (not Trump and his judgements though)

V - Variety, Vegetables, Volunteering, Vanilla

W - Whales, Whisky

X - Xtras ;-)

Y - Yam Fries, Yankees (as in New York Yankees)

Z - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

About scents...

I happen to have an overly sensitive nose and a lot of scents give me a headache, no clue why!

So I prefer not to receive anything with a strong "perfumed" smell.

Things I Collect

I collect Starbucks mugs - the series with cities, states and countries on them.

This is the series I collect: https://one-million-places.com/en/general/starbucks-cup-collection-global-icon-series

But others are welcome too.

Preferences

I prefer quality over quantity.

For bigger swaps like gift swaps: My amazon wishlist includes stuff I use a lot and books I would love to read but don't own yet. It does not have to be this specific edition of the mentioned book. It can always be either the hardcover or the paperback. English or German editions will both work. Plus I don't mind if you have a pre-read version of the book you might want to send.

You would make me super happy if one of those items arrived at my door!

Ratings

marles rated for Postcard with a theme Int #5 on May 21, 2022
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Comment: Love the PC! Thanks so much for the resend! I've only been to Warnemunde and Rostock while on a cruise some time ago. Would definitely love to see more of Germany!
MuggleMom rated for Is That Building Still There? on May 20, 2022
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Comment: I love the postcard of the Linderhof Palace castle - so much so that I jumped on Google Earth and pretended to visit! Fingers crossed that you will go one day soon to visit - I know I want to visit in person too!! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding these cards and for all the awesome extras! What a wonderful, happy package! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Foxtales rated for Free PC Swap #3 on May 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pc, I love it! The colors are so vibrant and I like the motif, too. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the ocean cards--especially love Andromeda!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. You have really neat handwriting. I really like the picture of the German actress. And the dog she's holding is super cute!
Response: So glad you liked the card! And thanks for the heart rating!
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Comment: Thanks for the stamps, too. I often have yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Oatmeal is good, too, especially in colder weather. I do like granola—it’s like eating bowlful of cookies and milk. Be safe and well. 🌺
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating. It's highly appreciated.
silvermoonsnake rated for Bit of History #13 on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card. My husband was biiiit confused when he saw it, hehe
Response: Well, men need to be challenged from time to time. ;-) Thanks for the heart rating.
lyssathemermaid rated for tea and surprise swap on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for another wonderful swap! ❤️ Im so excited to be stocked up on the yummy teas, and i love strawberry+chocolate :D the necklace was such an adorable surprise, too! Thanks for doing this second private swap with me~ sending lots of love from across the globe ❤️
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived. It's so strange that envelopes like the one I sent in this swap sometimes travel one week, sometimes up to six/seven weeks. So unpredictable. I'm glad you liked the package! Sending love back.
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Comment: Thank you for the PC with the smoking German actor. And I agree, today we can't imagine you pose this way. Except Marlene Dietrich ;-)
Response: Thanks for the rating. It's highly appreciated!
KrystalCook84 rated for Music Lovers on Apr 27, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed reading this about you! We have a lot of similar tastes in Music. I love NKOTB, they were the first band that I remember getting into. My first concert was BSB and was not a fan before going. Then the concert converted me BAD. I will be seeing them for the 9th time this summer. LOL. Totally not embarrassed HAHA
Response: Thank you so much for the kind rating and sharing something about you! Hope youi'll have fun at the concert!
lostinavalon rated for InCoWriMo 2022 Postcard #2 on Apr 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty "potato harvest" postcard! It's one of my favorites!
Response: So glad you liked it! And thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks so much. I received the day after Easter so good timing! Happy Spring to you!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Sending love.
suepier rated for InCoWriMo 2022 Postcard #1 on Apr 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard.
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived. It seems it took a detour. ;-) Thank you so much for the kind rating!
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Comment: Received & ready to pass on! I always love the aesthetics of your mailings, thanks & best wishes!!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating. Sending love!
Gretchenwu rated for Vintage tourist card #20 on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard : )
Response: Well thank you for the lovely rating!
Mark63 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #103 on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard :-)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating!
tatntole rated for Vintage 4x6 postcard (sent naked) on Apr 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for going through your postcards to find just the right one, it was perfect.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thanks for the heart rating.
Cindymt rated for 1 to 10 swap on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and for the nice note :)
Response: This swap was so much fun. Thanks for the heart rating!
suepier rated for InCoWriMo 2022 Postcard #2 on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard from Branson.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating.

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Meisje on Apr 11, 2022:

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Wishing you a happy Spring and a joy-filled Easter

Meisje on Feb 9, 2022:

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Inesrv on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you so much dear Risna for letting me know that my present has arrived you! Hope you'd liked it and sorry again for being so late :( Sending you much love!

photovivie on Dec 23, 2021:

Vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Geschenke! Mein Highlight ist auf jeden Fall das Kochbuch von Deliciously Ella! Haben schon zwei Sachen draus gekocht! Auch mit den Postkarten hast du genau meinen Geschmack getroffen. Ich wünsche dir schöne Weihnachtsfeiertage! Ich geh übrigens Montag ins Kino und sehe Matrix 4! 🍿 bin sehr gespannt! (Und mein Bruder bekommt zu Weihnachten ein Movies to watch Plakat zum freirubbeln! Bin etwas neidisch 😅) Merry Christmas 🎄 🎁🍾

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas ♥

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photovivie on Dec 4, 2021:

Vielen Dank für die wundervollen ersten vier Türchen! Auch die Postkarten, der To-Do-Block und das Buch sind grossartig! Man merkt wie viel Gedanken du dir gemacht hast!! Tausend Dank!

photovivie on Dec 1, 2021:

Ich hab heut mein erstes Türchen geöffnet und mich sehr über den Roman von Andrea Maria Schenkel gefreut! Erst letzte Woche hab ich von ihr Finsterau gelesen. Aber das Buch von dir hatte ich tatsächlich noch nicht. 😘

Chantiemaya on Nov 16, 2021:

Hi Risna! I got your resend today, thank you 😄 Monaco looks gorgeous, I’ve never been there but I bet it would be beautiful! Thanks again and have a great day!

photovivie on Nov 3, 2021:

Vielen lieben Dank für den Brief! War eine sehr schöne Überraschung. Kam zum denkbar schlechtesten Zeitpunkt. Hab hier gerade sechs neue dvds liegen 😆 und nun kam einiges mehr auf die Liste. Ich werde berichten!! 💕

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