I live to make dreams real, to give fantasy substance. An engineer who is also a passionate seeker of knowledge, fun-lover, and aspiring aesthete, I always look for authenticity and truth.
What I’m doing with my life
Career: I recently graduated as an engineer. I have now moved to Stockholm to do a Master's degree in Electrical Power Engineering at KTH. I am loving every second of it.
Hobbies: In no particular order, literature, pilates, dancing, debating, mechanics, creative writing, cooking, mixing cocktails.
I’m really good at
Sincerity. Finding hidden links. Noticing fine nuances. Making plans. Off-beat humour and on-beat dancing. Being deviously straightforward, and shamelessly proud.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm 'intense' and 'goofy in a good way', a 'renaissance man', a 'gentleman', I 'dance well' and can be 'very silly'—so I'm told. I've also been called a 'man about town'; after looking that up, I could only blush.^///^
I'm also told I'm very brave for being honest, which puzzles me a bit. Dishonesty seems so much more dangerous...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In short: 'mainstream geeky, with nostalgia'. I *try* to go for the highbrow stuff, the fancy classics, and so on, but then things like Steven Universe happen, and they're stronger than you.
Music: C2C, James Brown (I've got a Feeling), Jay-Z (No Church in the Wild), Tenacious D (Tribute), The Beatles (Come Together), Daft Punk, Mozart (Clarinet Concerto in A Major K662, II Adagio), Schubert (Frühlingsglaube), Ray Charles (Mess Around), aivi & surasshu, Vaccai and his stupid pigeons.
* Terry Pratchett's Night Watch..
* Isaac Asimov's Foundation.
* Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
* Thomas Mann's Joker.
* Friedrich Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals.
* Kant's Prologue to A Critique of Pure Reason. Yes, just the prologue. ^///^ It really blew my mind.
Koyaanisqatsi, Into The Wild, The Big Lebowski, Nightcrawler. The Book of Life, Spirited away, Tangerines, The Princess Bride.
Special mention to Wes Anderson and his beautiful symmetry! Every frame is so satisfying to watch ^_^
The Wire, Constantine, Gotham (my guilty pleasure), Steven Universe (currently my favourite animated TV series ever), GAINAX, TRIGGER, Ghost In The Shell. And then there's Jojo.
Comic books: Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman", Scott McCloud's "Understanding Comics", Mak Waid's "Irredeemable".
Informative Entertainment: John Green. John Oliver. Jon Stewart.
Video Games: Mass Effect, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Dysfunctional Systems, Spec Ops: The Line, Fate/Stay Night, Ketucky Route Zero, most Telltale Games.
The six things I could never do without
Being true to myself.
My family and friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Right now, Steven Universe. Memoirs From a Bathtub, the existence of subjective realities, which extracurricular activities to take in the upcoming two years...
On a typical Friday night I am
Lots of mundane things I didn't have time to do during the weekdays, unless I'm going out with friends or meeting someone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When it comes to admitting certain private things, I sometimes fall silent, unable to say the words.