Name: Topias Tanskanen
E-mail: aamunvaloa [at] gmail [dot] com
Birth year: 1992
Interests: Faith, theology, Hebrew and other semitic languages, classical Greek, capoeira, internet, games, music, writing, theatre
Favourite movies: Drunken Master, Tonari no Totoro, K-Pax, Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, Postman Blues, The Peanuts, Martial Arts movies
Favourite books: Dragonlance serie, The Earthsea, The Bible, The Alchemist, Siddhartha (Herman Hesse), Mika Waltari, JP Ahonen
I’m a student at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, majoring in Old Testament exegetics. I am also studying at the University of Helsinki, majoring in Middle-Eastern studies. Before that I studied theology for a couple of years in Helsinki. I finished my Senior Secondary School spring 2011 in Tampere Arts-Oriented Senior Secondary School.
Faith in trinited Christian God defines my life quite far, or at least I strive for it to define it. Theology, especially exegetics is a big interest of mine and teaching about christianity is another passion of mine.
One could also include video games to my list of passions. They have affected my childhood and youth quite much and are still a part of my life, thanks especially to Nintendo, Valve and BioWare.
A third important aspect in my life is music. Both listening to music and playing it; composing (if one can use that term in my case) and especially writing lyrics are things I would love to have more time to play with.