About

Nazlı Elvan Gökgöz. 21 years old.

A little bit Turkish, a little bit Dutch, et un peu Bruxelloise. My cultural identity is the product of  two international schools and my upbringing in Europe in a Turkish family. I’m living in Istanbul for the first time in 18 years. I’ve also lived in Brussels and in The Hague. I’m currently studying Sociology at Galatasaray University and taking a course in Acting.

I aspire to perform one day. I wish I could be a poet. I like to write to let off steam but it’s far from what I would call poetic. I love coffee and tea; perhaps this is where my Turkish descent reveals itself. I’m also passionate about hagelslag and gouda cheese. I enjoy wasting my time on the internet more than I should. I play piano and some guitar. I once bought a ukulele on my way home from a lecture, because why not? I think I have good taste in music. My playlist essentials are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Bright Eyes, The Kooks, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, and Kings of Leon. I also happen to be the kind of person you might find dancing in front of a mirror and singing along to Oops I did it again. Finally; I can’t possibly conclude this topic without mentioning Beyonce and saying amen.

I wouldn’t qualify myself as a pessimist or an optimist. I’m definitely not a realist. I am an avid escapist as I am constantly finding myself avoiding reality. I guess I’m an idealist in the sense that I prefer to think of things as they should be rather than accepting them as they are.

I believe that you have to find your own purpose in life and strive to perfect it, but never fully realize it; because if you do, then you have no purpose left. So, I am proud to say that at 21 I have not yet found my purpose but am trying every day and  that’s the most that I can do. Sometimes it means getting lost or acting irrationally… but then I always remind myself that common sense is not that common.

xo, justyourtypicalprototype

29 thoughts on “About

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    Common sense is over-rated, so no worries. Welcome!

  2. 16sedici16 says:

    HI!

    I can relate. I too am not the most optimistic fish in the sea and I’m not quite sure who I am yet either.

    I look forward to reading your posts and hopefully we can share feedback to move us forward toward finding our place in this world.

    Ciao for now!

  3. Raunak says:

    good to see “Nirvana” there. Hopefully you refer to the band 🙂

  4. Hell yea, nirvana! How about Saves The Day? Bright Eyes? You should read my page a bit? Yes? Comment something, if you like it?

    • Hmm, haven’ heard of Saves The Day but I love Bright Eyes! In fact I am going to see Conor live in January *happy dance*. My laptops WiFi has been failing me so I haven’t been able to be online as much as I would like to… but I will check it out now! c:

      • Oh my, one time; in about 2009 I think.. I saw him and his band play in Minneapolis, MINNESOTA USA. Wonderous performance! Let me know how it goes!

      • I’m slightly jealous but soon I won’t be :3 Will do – I’ll try make sure to make a post about it (:

      • Tell you how… the concert was I’m assuming?
        It was amazing. I did make one post about it as soon as I got back. I don’t really know how to describe him or the event. Actually I do, I’m just afraid it will come too short. He was almost shy when he first appeared stage and then he came out of his ‘shell’ two songs later… he started talking to the audience and introducing songs. The way he poured his heart and soul out while playing his songs was enough, he didn’t need to talk. I guess it was a different experience for him because he usually tours with a whole band whereas this was practically just him. Simone Felice was touring with him as the supporting act and his back up singer occasionally accompanied Conor as well as one other band member, so it was really quite minimal. It was perfect though. Nothing excessive was required. It was just him, raw and live. Ugh, I can’t explain it. In my head the concert is whole and overwhelming, but when I try describing it, it becomes blotchy and detached. Hopefully you know what it would have been like from your previous experience (=

      • Yeah, that explanation sounds like you could be talking about the late, Elliott Smith! Haha ever heard of him? I loved seeing bright eyes live. The mystic valley band could be awesome to see live also!

      • Yes I have, but only thanks to Bright Eyes actually! I haven’t listened to him much, I just checked out one song the other day… I also saw a couple of LPs and the record stores I went to the other day. I’ll thoroughly listen for sure (: Yeah, definitely!

      • The story is he was stabbed twice in the stomach in his bathroom in 2003… Elliott smith was awesome but he is dead.

      • Yeah, I read about that. And there’s a song about him by Bright Eyes too (at least according to Wikipedia and some other sources)…

      • What is the name of the song?

      • It’s called Reinvent the Wheel

      • Sure, I know that one…. Just never knew it was about Elliott smith. (I have every song of conor oberst,possible)

      • Add me on Facebook?? Search Alexander Jankord?

  5. Rad, do you have Skype or oovoo or FaceTime?

  6. “just your typical prototype” – lol! Great blog, look forward to following your journey in finding yourself!

  7. Guess we’re on the same road. 😛 🙂

  8. dangoode says:

    hey Elvan, just saying hi 🙂 Glad you liked my post on Eminem. Don’t worry, you’re life will sort itself out… being a teenager is tough times, but we’ll get through it 😛 Just do what your passion is, follow your dreams through thick and thin, and things will all come together eventually. Cheers x

    • Hey 🙂 Yeah, you seem to be up to some pretty cool stuff – looking forward to hear the remix! BTW, this is ancient but on your website I listened to some improvisation that you based on Hit The Road Jack (as far as I remember because I listened to it in summer or something) and it was really amazing. I loved it!
      You’re right, and we will c:
      Thanks 🙂 x

  9. dangoode says:

    Man, that brings back memories… that was the first jazz song I ever learnt 😛 It’s definitely a favourite, simple but yet really jazzy and laid back. I’m glad you loved it, that’s awesome. I’ll see whether I can record a live version with bass,piano, drums and sax just for you, it might be a while but it seems like a good idea come to think of it 🙂 x
    p.s. you should post some videos of you acting on this blog!!

    • That’s a really good idea 🙂 I’d love to hear it!

      And that’s a good idea for something I could do too – I actually haven’t got any recordings of me like that, but maybe that’s something I could work on… thanks! x

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