Sex: M (girls are called Helga)
Pronunciation of my hopeless name (funny letters and all): Pronouncing "helgeh kaw-reh fevskahnger" as it would be natural according to English spelling should result in an acceptable approximation (hard G's, please, and keep the accent on the first syllable in all three names).
E-mail address: email@example.com. Please notice that many of the questions people often ask me are answered in Elfling FAQ. Please try to find an answer to your question in this document before asking me.
Snail-mail address: Helge K. Fauskanger, Lille Fauskanger, 5314
Kjerrgarden, Norway. Please notice that "
Born: August 17th, 1971
Education: Cand. philol. (corresponding, roughly, to a master's degree) in Nordic languages. I wrote a treatise about Norwegian Bible translations, with detailed comparisons of three modern versions.
Political opinion: Probably libertarian; it's been a
while since I checked what I really mean.
General interests: Space
exploration; religions and popular superstitions as cultural phenomena (I
admire the work of
General interests: Space exploration; religions and popular superstitions as cultural phenomena (I admire the work ofJames Randi); certain aspects of biology (evolution); archaeology; linguistics. I have also taught myself some Hebrew, partially to gain a wider linguistic perspective, but also for my own delight. From early childhood I was fascinated by ancient inscriptions and weird scripts, so I was easy prey for Tolkienian linguistics - all the more so when I am often willing to spend much time and energy on exploring a fictional universe, if it is carefully constructed, with an eye for details. Tolkien's world definitely is.
Other Tolkien-related writings of mine: I have written out some ideas for how the story of Westernesse (Númenor) could be adapted as a movie; in my opinion this story would make a stronger prequel to the Jackson Trilogy than The Hobbit.