Ek aljamarkiR (1988-) is a user from Melhus, Norway. His user name is an elder futhark inscription found on a mountain side in Nordfjordeid, dating to the 4th century AD, meaning "I, from another land" or "I, the stranger". Among Ek aljamarkiR's fields of interests are literature, language, religion, history and geography. He is also an eager contract bridge and durak player. Ek aljamarkiR is currently studying Norwegian literature and language at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Due to his young age, Ek aljamarkiR is rather inexperienced in many fields of life. However, he has always had academic interests, and is currently improving these at the fastest rate possible.
Within literature, Ek aljamarkiR has a wide range of interests, stretching from the most prototypic Norwegian authors, such as Tarjei Vesaas and Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, to the most notorious international "celebrities", with names like Georg Trakl, Franz Kafka, Günter Grass and Fyodor Dostoevsky as favourites. Among other mentionable authors, Ek aljamarkiR is a major fan of Tor Ulven, Stein Mehren and Olav H. Hauge. He also has a great interest in Old Norse saga literature, not to mention Japanese poetry. He himself writes numerous poems, short stories and articles, most mentionably for a Norwegian bridge magazine and his own homepage. Ek aljamarkiR's first Wikipedia article was about Norwegian poet Olav Nygard.
He likes to study all kinds of foreign cultures, and is relatively skilled in geography. He is also very interested in religion, mainly Judaism, Christianity and Norse mythology. He appreciates all kinds of art. Within painting, for example, his favourites are Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt. On the field of music, he especially likes composers Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven and Carl Orff, songwriters David Bowie, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, and, more recently discovered, such modern indie rock bands as The Shins, Youth Group and Bishop Allen.
- In 2005 Ek aljamarkiR finished 3rd in the European schools teams bridge championship in Riccione, Italy
- In 2006 he won a youth writing contest arranged by Noregs Mållag
- He has won several local bridge, durak and SNES tournaments