"The meaning of peace goes far beyond the absence of war. Peace means peace with oneself, peace with your family, peace with your neighbours, peace among the communities and peace among nations. A common denominator is equality, tolerance, opportunities for all." - Juan Manuel Santos, Nobel Peace Prize 2016
My name is Antje.
I am 25 years old and I work in the field of optical metrology. Soon, I will begin my PhD studies.
I live with my boyfriend (we will marry 2023) and our two black cats Midna and Zanto.
In my freetime, I read a lot. My favourite books include Tintenherz by Cornelia Funke, The Messenger by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief by the same author, Jakob der Lügner by Jurek Becker, Momo by Michael Ende, Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher by Walter Moers and Stories of your Life & Others by Ted Chiang. But there are so many more great books out there and I would love to get a recommendation from you :)
I write reviews of the books I read, I write diary and stories and I love writing letters.
I take violin lessons and I play in a small orchestra. I like to sing and listen to music of different genres.
Sometimes, I play video games. I would love to play board games more often and to revive our DnD group.
I love visitting botanical gardens. My favourite animals are octopus and other creatures of the deep. I love cats and birds of all kind.
So much about me, now let's talk about you. Please, write something on the back of the card. I value these words much more than the front.
If you need some inspiration on what to write:
What are you passionate about?
Tell me about the people/pets you love.
What is your favourite book, movie, color, song, animal, dish, ... ?
Do you keep plants in your house?
If you could choose any living/fictional/dead person to invite over for dinner, who would it be?
How are you, really?
Anything you want to talk about but never get the opportunity to.
Or maybe just stick to the monthly writing prompt.
If you send something you would like to receive yourself, I will be happy :) You can also check my favourites to get an idea of what I like.
If you like to, you could enclose a bag of tea.
Since some people find a wishlist helpful, you can find one below.
I like illustrations of all kind and usually prefer them to photos.
I love the Women in Science,
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and
Brave. Black. First. Series (don't worry about duplicates)
Science and people involved with it
Pokemon, Studio Ghibli or other anime
Asterix, The Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbs
HP Lovecraft, Jules Vernes, EA Poe, HG Wells
The continent of Zamonien
I love selfmade cards and if you want to share some Fanart on the afore mentioned topics I would be very glad!
Blue cats by Irina Zeniuk or black cats
Wild animals, especially Sharks, Rays, Octopus, Birds
Paintings by Leonid Afremov (or similiar ones)
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile :)