Welcome to Desiderata, Essi's fanlisting collective. Learn rather useless things about the person behind the website.


Yep, it's me

I'm a Finnish girl who loves films, pop culture, journalism, social media, web design, Conan O'Brien and Eddie Izzard, among other things.

Favourite films

12 Monkeys, 21 Grams, American History X, Arizona Dream, Back to the Future trilogy, Burn After Reading, Casino Royale (2006), Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Dead Man, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Frost/Nixon, In Bruges, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Layer Cake, Moon, Sleepy Hollow, Snatch, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Visitor, The Wizard of Oz

Favourite actors and actresses

Adam West, Alex O’Loughlin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benicio Del Toro, Charles Chaplin, Daniel Craig, Hugh Laurie, Jason Isaacs, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Kevin Bacon, Kate Winslet, Mads Mikkelsen, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Tom Hardy

Favourite directors and producers

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Charles Chaplin, David Fincher, Duncan Jones, Guy Ritchie, Jim Jarmusch, Marc Forster, Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Steven Soderbergh, The Coen brothers, Tim Burton

Favourite TV shows

A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Adam West’s Batman, Blackadder, Breaking Bad, Extras, Fringe, House, Inside the Actors Studio, Jeeves & Wooster, Conan, Life on Mars (British), Sherlock (with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman), The IT Crowd, The Office (British)

Favourite music

30 Seconds to Mars, Biffy Clyro, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Michael Jackson, Rammstein, Tori Amos

Favourite books

Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram, Harlan Coben: Gone For Good, Just One Look, No Second Chance, Tell No One, Hugh Laurie: The Gun Seller, J.R.R. Tolkien:The Hobbit, Michael Jackson:Dancing the Dream — Poems and Reflections