aakt
28 Santa Monica, CA
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My self-summary
I was born and raised in rural Turkey and my childhood love for Steinbeck's stories ultimately brought me to California (after a long detour to study Literature in North Carolina).
What I’m doing with my life
Making it easier for people to change their lives.

Also: trying to get better at (or back into) soccer, drumming, and not falling asleep on the last train to Oakland.
I’m really good at
Wandering
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Dostoevsky, Joyce, Thomas Mann, Roald Dahl (Discovering My Uncle Oswald at my middle-school library was when I lost my innocence.), Faulkner, Pamuk, Borges, Steinbeck, Flaubert, Dos Passos, Nabokov, Walter Benjamin, Edward Said & co.

Music: David Bowie, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Metric, The Beach Boys, Goran Bregovic, Jens Lekman, The Smiths, Tom Waits, Wilco, Beach House, Caribou, Brian Eno, Man Man, Sweet Trip, and J-Roc

Film: The Seventh Seal, Stalker, Barry Lyndon, Aguirre - the Wrath of God, Cage III - Free Show, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Once Upon a Time in America, Lost Highway + anything by Emir Kusturica, Ross McElwee, David Attenborough, Coen Brothers, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Television: The Wire, Arrested Development, Peep Show, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Louie, Archer, The A-Team, and Twin Peaks before it broke up with David Lynch
The six things I could never do without
The smell of old books
Spicy food
Sublime Text 2
The occasional freedom from blankets
My bike
Warm winters
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can never tell when it's Hammer Time.
You should message me if
You are a cool cat.
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