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About scarletfall

  • Birthday 11/19/1989

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  • Location:
    The nearest body of water


  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    One time, 02/02/08, Brisbane
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    My gig. Fabulous
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Song
    Gethsemane, Come Cover Me, Dead Boy's Poem, Deep Silent Complete, Last of the Wilds, Last Ride of the Day, Sleeping Sun, Meadows of Heaven
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    AFF & Deep Silent Complete

About You

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  • Do You Drink Alcohol
  • Do You Smoke
    I do... alas
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Dir en grey and books
  • Do You Have Pets
    My cat, rosie
  • Do You Play An Instrument

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Drummer
    Shinya /Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Singer
    京 /Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Guitarist
    薫 & Die /Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Bassist
    Toshiya /Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    That's just an unfair question
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Dir en grey >:D
  • Favourite Composer?
    Dir en grey :D
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Dir en grey. They make me cry. :D


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  • Favourite Book(s)
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Rurōni Kenshin, Berserk, Fruits Basket, Full Metal Alchemist.

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  1. It's been so long since I visited this forum (5 years?), I was amazed that my account hadn't pruned! Anyway sorry to butt in, I gave EFMB some more listens after quite a long time has passed and wanted to type out my feelings about the album, as it feels odd not to. I haven't been following Nightwish for years and totally missed this album when it first dropped, and when I did listen to it I was unable to get through to the end, to my great disappointment. I still have never listened to The Greatest Show on Earth to the end...depending on my mood I get 10-15 minutes into it and then I've just had enough. I really dislike the song and the presence of Richard Dawkins is overbearing and does my head in (he's annoying on SBTB but mercifully brief!). This is the first album Nightwish have ever made that I feel totally indifferent towards! It's strange to me because all the same ingredients are there (plus the addition of Troy which I was so excited about!) but for me, it's just missing something. I think it's partially the shift in (overall) lyrical themes on this album, but more than anything just the simple fact that this album is, I guess, the logical continuation of the musical line they took on DPP & Imaginaerum, while being more derivative and more generic than both of those albums (to my ears!). Basically, if I was in the mood to listen to recent Nightwish I would not choose to listen to this album over their previous two works, ever, because it just has nothing really of it's own to offer. That and the songwriting and arrangements just aren't...strong enough to carry the bulk of the 5-6 minute songs. The album feels like it's full of 3-4 minute songs all of which have 2-3 minutes of bloat attached to them, almost every song overstays it's welcome, so the album just drags for me. The only song that doesn't have this effect is My Walden, because it's an absolutely GORGEOUS combo of I Want My Tears Back and For The Heart I Once Had and is the only song on the album that has a stirring melody. It's so charming. It's the only song that I love. The other songs just run together for me and are utterly forgettable. All the riffs (guitar and keys) are so painfully recycled...and I know Nightwish have not been strong on this front for a LONG time and have been recycling guitar work in particular for years but this is the first album where it's been really...intrusive and actually rendered songs redundant, because there just aren't enough good hooks or melodies to make up for it. I also have very tepid feelings with regards to Floor's vocals. Which I knew I would, because I've felt the same way about her as a vocalist for a decade before she joined Nightwish. This is no disparagement of Floor or the job she's done at all, she's probably the most skilled vocalist NW has ever had and she sings beautifully, I've just never particularly felt much from her singing, and the tone/quality of her voice has never done anything for me. That can't be helped. I admit I couldn't help but find myself missing the sound of Anette's voice on songs like My Walden and Elan, and in general when there's harmonising with Marco going on. I in no way dislike Floor however, I've just never had that emotional response to her unfortunately. So basically, I hope that EFMB will well and truly be the end of this musical 'chapter' of NW's career and they'll try something a bit different for their next album(s). (sorry for coming back and writing a bunch of probably redundant crap, I just felt like expressing my thoughts about it.)
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    Tarja Turunen

    Most people know metal critics are pathetic, don't worry about it. It's not even being promoted as a metal album. It being promoted as a rock album, from what I can see.
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    What are you reading now?

    Very good decision. Have you read any of his other work? I'm re-reading Les Mis, as I've been watching the film and musicals a lot lately and obsessing about the fact it'll be in Melbourne next year so I can actually see it live ;~~~; I haven't read it in three years and I can't take my mind off it. And I'm filling the brick with notes and post-its so I can find my favourite bits without trouble. I'm also re-reading ASOIAF and finally making notes in that, and I'm reading The Shipping News by Annie Proulx and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. So a bit.
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    Tarja Turunen

    I've listened to the new album and purchased it as well. It's lovely. A couple of bleh moments but overall it has much more strength than her first two, it's better composed and nicely compact. Ten simple tracks that work well, no silly intervals or whatever. And yes part of why I'm buying it is for the stunning booklet/promotional photo's of her. More like that please.
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    The Languages Thread

    oooh, thanks mojo that looks great ^^
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    The Languages Thread

    Hey guys could I ask if anyone happens to be learning German or if they know of good German resources, dictionaries etc, online or offline, free or otherwise?
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    Game of Thrones

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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    [media] [/media] God I'm so obsessed with this song :/ idk, its probably because it was just SO MUCH fun live like people were grabbing my shoulders and shaking them in excitement and smashing me around and dancing and that feeling always comes back when i listen to it now. and the original is still recognisable enough in parts of it that i'm sometimes flooded with mental images of Kyo schlopping around a parking lot in high heals and a feather boa ♡♡♡ [media][/media] The Pledge ♡ the lyrics are so beautiful it breaks my heart.
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    Game of Thrones

    I'm fully caught up now, and I just watched The RW. I've waited 6 god damn years for this. I'm not ok.
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    Tarja Turunen

    ....i'm suddenly looking forward to it less.
  11. scarletfall

    Tarja Turunen

    Interesting album cover, i quite like it. I really hope she doesn't do the eastern sounds gimmick though ugh. Still, I'm looking forward to it.
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    I went through some of my photo's from Japan finally, so here are some. ♥ pics moved oops
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    Game of Thrones

    shigamabutsuduables but i am so behind! i've only seen episode one i must rectify this immediately.
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    Game of Thrones

    ^ I have to admit the opening left a pretty sour taste in my mouth. I wasn't impressed and I can only imagine how lame it will be to actually watch it right after finishing season 2.
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    Game of Thrones

    Enjoyed the first episode too for the most part. Post edited to remove swearing. Please remember that this is the no swearing part of the forum. This concerns abbreviations too. - Dandelion