Somebody's Lass

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About Somebody's Lass

  • Birthday June 17

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    TARDIS, 221B, Hogwarts, Middle-Earth, chasing the wind

About You

  • Favourite Food
    sweet corn, chocolate
  • Favourite Animal
    cat, fennec fox, retriever
  • Favourite Beverage
    juice, whiskey, rum, beer, martini, coffee
  • Favourite Colour
    black, red, green
  • Favourite Place
    not yet been there
  • Countries Visited
    Poland, Czech Rep, Germany, UK
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    I totally wouldn't mind drinking some right now
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    play guitar, if I may say so
  • Phobias
    insects, and spending the rest of my life in Russia

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    saw Nemo on TV
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    once, Moscow, March 15th, 2012, awesomeness
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    watching End on an Era
  • Favourite Album
    all of them, in a way
  • Favourite Song
    *see above
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    iRum and Storytime, Oceanborn
  • Favourite Music Video
    Sleeping Sun '05, Storytime
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    DPP, EFMB

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Du Riechst So Gut '98, Sonne, Rosenrot, almost all Rammstein video
  • Favourite Drummer
    Schneider!
  • Favourite Singer
    Till, Sly, Marco, Tony Kakko, Dero, Der Graf, David Draiman, Niklas Isfeldt, Tarja, Candice Night
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Emppu, Richard + Paul, Ian D'Sa
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco, Oliver Riedel
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomas
  • Favourite Composer?
    John Williams, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Murray Gold
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish and Rammstein, first off, many others
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    any bad music

Entertainment

  • Favourite Director(s)
    Peter Jackson...?
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Lord of the Rings, fave by far, countless others
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    House, South Park, how i met your mother, Big Bang Theory, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, Star Trek
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    LOTR OST, Harry Potter OST, Pirates of the Caribbean OST, Sherlock Holmes OST, Doctor Who OST

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  1. Somebody's Lass

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I'm currently running on Marina mode. Damn I love this girl. I'm also starting to suspect she's one of the best lyricists in pop music and maybe beyond, I mean listen to this:
  2. Somebody's Lass

    Rammstein

    You are right of course Still, it's quite annoying, especially when I see that I won't obstruct the view much, even when I stand in front. Oh, I wonder how it's gonna be at their gig here in September, man I'm looking forward to it Funny, it wasn't that bad at other concerts I've been to, NW or Oomph. And overall it was the craziest gig I've attended. People were actually real nice, but just because there were so many of us and because it was such a huge venue, it was harder, more crowded and more stressful. And when they come again, I'm seriously considering getting there early enough to get into the front row. Otherwise I'm not sure it's worth it, I can't look over the heads of other people, and even if I could, the stage was far enough even from the front row, because of obvious reasons, if it's any further off I would rather watch a professionally made DVD while drinking a cold one at home than trying to make something out. Btw I wonder, has anyone noticed, were there any girls standing between the fan zone and the stage during other concerts, or was it only Moscow?
  3. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    We are gonna have a WoT TV show? Neat. Which sort of reminds me, I'm both excited as hell and terrified out of my mind about the KKC show and films that they are planning. I mean if they do it properly it can be the best.damn.thing that ever happened to mankind. But if they screw it up... Well, I'm not sure I'll ever forgive them for that. So, I'm well into book 2 of WoT and it does indeed get better. The story got more captivating, and Rand got a bit less annoying, Nynaeve's character got a bit deeper which made it easier to sympathize with her. Mat is still a stupid comic relief, and I almost pulled a muscle rolling my eyes when Rand and Loial (who is awesome btw) and Hurin met this Selene girl. I mean seriously, Rand doesn't want to be used by the Aes Sedai, but he doesn't even notice that this Selene girl is obviously trying to manipulate him? FFS, start thinking with your brain and not with your other body parts, you are in a dangerous place in a life-threatening situation, you need to get them out of there, and not because Selene thinks you are a lord and looks at you like you are a hero, but because you are the only one who can channel, get your damn priorities straight.
  4. Somebody's Lass

    Rammstein

    So, one more step to dying a happy person. The Moscow gig was awesome, they were fantastic on stage. But several things could have been better. First, are only Russian event organizers a bit thick or is it a common kind of thing? There were around 80000 people there, you can't just open the gates and expect this number of people to get to the stadium in an orderly fashion without any security personnel or something. Second, as a short person I think that tall people should be banned from the front rows. I mean really, I managed to get in the second row which would be freaking awesome at any other gig, but even so, here for 90% of the time I didn't see Till or Richard or Flake (I was standing near to the right of the stage) but heads and shoulders and phones. Which brings me to my next question. Are only Rammstein fans so annoying when it comes to filming the concerts? I mean it's totally fine to take a couple of photos or film your favourite part of the show for a couple of minutes, Rammstein are big on showmanship, but it seems like people there wanted the whole freaking concert in this crappy and shaky quality with heads and shoulders of other people as special effects. I haven't seen anything like that at the NW gig or at Oomph, that's freaking crazy. But more of the good stuff. Puppe live is a freaking masterpiece, the Till cam, the creepy baby, the burning stroller, amazing... Ausländer is awesome in all its variations. I was headbanging so hard people were staring. Near the end of the gig kind people gave me a hand and helped me sit on this thing that separates the fan zone from the stage, whatever that is called. I still couldn't see the small stage from there, but the sight of the stadium full to the brim was still rather breathtaking, especially with an acoustic version of Engel in my ears. Then, the best thing happened. I managed to catch several songs in the front row. And I kid you not, it was worth everything. It was worth waiting in line since 10 am, worth smelling other people's sweat and not being able to move a muscle for more than an hour while waiting for the gates to open. I mean I nearly cried. THAT is how you are supposed to enjoy a Rammstein gig, being able to see the whole of it, being able to see their faces, it's the best.
  5. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    @angel_heart Yeah, at first they were just boring, but now they are indeed incredibly irritating. Rand is so freaking panicky to the point of idiocy, would it kill him just to think for one freaking minute?! Mat had gotten better after the influence of the dagger became less profound. The Wisdom seemed interesting at first, but the more I read, the more she irritated me with her ego and absolute conviction that she knows better than anyone else. Moiraine and Lan are ok, but it feels like they treat all the rest like little children who don't need to know the whole picture, I can't shake off the feeling that they pursuit their own agenda. And Egwene reminds me of Sansa at the beginning of ASoIaF just a little bit. She's not as bad as Sansa was, but she's not far off.
  6. Somebody's Lass

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Well, I dunno about Europe and all, but personally for me, NW before EV, but Amy Lee before Tarja. That being said, if Tarja opens for EV in Moscow I'd be over the moon, that would be like 2 for 1 kind of deal. I'd say EV are a bit more "heard of" than NW so to say, so there would probably be more casual concert-goers at their gigs, whereas NW fans are usually more dedicated. But I don't think Tarja is more popular than EV, her fanbase mostly consists of NW fans. Her solo stuff isn't good enough to attract a lot of "new" fans, or frankly to keep some of the "old" ones too, there are enough quality bands out there, both metal and not.
  7. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    Stormfather, THAT's what Rand is, that's what he reminded me of, he's a freaking hobbit! How didn't I see it before, not adventurous, hates change, likes animals and growing things, bit boring, it all makes perfect sense! And he does have a hobbit kind of strength and determination. Tolkien still somehow makes them look more fascinating though... Now I think about it it really is Tolkien all over. And not only Rand's character, but weird creatures in black cloaks chasing them, crossing a river on a ferry... I'm still at the beginning, but I actually quite like the pace of the book, it's not too rushed, not too slow. It's just that the characters have to get more interesting which I'm guessing they will. Ah... Rothfuss... When I read him I felt like an impressionable little kid reading LOTR or HP for the first time... Never thought I could feel like that again... Good thing WoT is a huge freaking series, now I have something to read until Patrick Rothfuss finishes Doors of Stone. But it's also a good thing that Jordan's not as captivating. Imagine having 14 books of the same quality as NotW and WMF, I wouldn't leave my flat for months!
  8. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    I recently started reading Wheel of Time, and whereas it seems good, it's interesting and well-written, the characters seem so.damn.boring. I dunno maybe it's early in the book, but the only one who showed any kind of character is this young Wisdom with an impossible name I'm never gonna pronounce right, and she had like just a couple of lines. I'm guessing it's not a coincidence that Rand seems kind of dull, a witty and clever protagonist is quite a cliche, but I'm a sucker for strong and sassy characters... That's why I love Harry, and Kvothe, and Shallan, and Jasnah, and Tyrion... Oh Rand got inner strength sure, but first and foremost he's just a country buy who hasn't been further than a walking distance from the place where he grew up, and who only knows how to run a farm, what's more, he doesn't seem to want anything else, he's got no ambitions, nothing. That's dull. But I'm guessing it's gonna change soon, so I'm waiting... But yeah, so far the characters are quite a weak point.
  9. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    I guess you could see it that way, Arya is pretty determined. But some things are still more important to her than revenge, the moment she found out that Sansa and Jon took Winterfell back from the Boltons she went there instead of KL. That being said, I would have liked to see her looking for Cersei's body after everything is over, just to make sure that she's really dead.
  10. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    Well, I didn't find it all that sudden, I started seeing it several seasons back. But I do agree that the last seasons should be a couple of episodes longer. And about Arya, she didn't just change her mind because the Hound told her, or because she had doubts, she saw that all hell was loose there, she agreed with him that Cersei is dead either way, and thought that getting herself killed wasn't worth it. It was a rational and logical decision, she's not crazy, she wanted Cersei dead, but if Cersei is dead anyway, it's not use to her to get herself killed. In a way it's the opposite of what happened to Dany, both had a goal, but Arya wasn't irrationally obsessed on achieving it, come hell or high water, even if it costs her her life. Dany on the other hand was so obsessed with getting the throne she didn't even think that Jon of all people, with his honor and his principles, might do her harm.
  11. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    Sooo, I'm finally all caught up, and what can I say, I loved every frame until after Dany's death. And I think they should have left it at that. It was a powerful moment, not only because one of the character for whom people were rooting got killed, but also with Drogon destroying the bloody thing and all. In a way it is a great message, so many people suffered because awful people sat on this throne, and destroying it might be, just might be, the first tiny step towards a better political system in Westeros. And they agreed to elect their rulers, so I guess that's something. But I would still have gone for an open ending in this regard, because it doesn't quite matter who sits there, things are gonna be s--- anyway if they don't change the system and reduce corruption. I did enjoy Bronn and Davos' banter at the Small Council, and seeing Jon pet Ghost, so at least there's that. But I still think it should be like, Jon kills Dany, Drogon destroys the iron throne, takes Dany and flies away, roll credits. And you know what, I'm starting to change my mind about Bran being king. First of all, I don't agree with Tyrion's logic, Bran definitely doesn't have the best story. Secondly, whereas I do think that a huge-a-- dragon on the loose is a threat to the safety of the kingdom, there are some other matters that require the king's attention. Like rebuilding King's Landing ffs. Like trying to come up with money for this. But sure yeah, looking for Drogon, all cool with everyone. And we still got no answer as to what the heck Bran was up to during the battle. It's not much of an ending, it feels more like season finale. Of course with something of this scale it would be impossible to tie all the loose ends, but you either do it well, or not at all. And they did NOT do it well enough. Now I really wonder what GRRM comes up with in the books. EDIT: also, I really don't get it why people got pissed at the way Dany's character changed. It was clear pretty early on that she's tough, she wouldn't have survived otherwise, and as she got more and more powerful she became more and more ruthless. And after everything that happened recently, losing Missandei and two of her dragons, realizing that Jon might be better suited for the role that she fought so hard to get and that cost her and people she cared about so much, it's perfectly possible that she thought she was being tough and not backing down after all it cost her, when in fact she was being a tyrant. So no, she wasn't going to be the benevolent ruler who will rid Westeros of all the bad guys so that everyone would live happily ever after.
  12. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    ^ Good point... But what I'm more baffled about is why didn't he help during the battle? He could have warged into some animal and fought too... I wonder where he was at, warging into these birds. That's really weird...
  13. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    Well who asked him, they don't understand his powers, so they didn't think to include him in their discussions, potentially it might turn out well if he actually has some authority. But yeah, I still have some episodes left.
  14. Somebody's Lass

    Game of Thrones

    Well, I'm almost caught up, I just watched the battle episode, and holy fudge, it was amazing... I mean I have my doubts about the first two episodes, the writing could have been a tad better in a couple of places, but people complaining about this episode should really shut their pieholes, this episode is FREAKING.AMAZING! I loved the way Theon realized that he was going to die after Bran thanked him, Alfie Allen's awesome... Lyanna Mormont's death almost finished me. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Sansa was once THE most annoying freaking character in the whole series. I'd die for this girl. It's funny to see people complaining that the episode was too dark. I mean it's literally called 'The Long Night', what did you expect... Also, I might have rooted for Dany until maybe a couple of seasons ago, but her ego and arrogance are getting unbearable. All of her outbursts and stubbornness might be explained one way or another (they were at war, she had to show strength, whatever), but people can't actually think that she deserved to rule the Seven Kingdoms right? Right?! And one more thing, say whatever you want about writing or acting, but music in this show has always been a masterpiece. I mean ... this is pure gold. I also realized what I love most about GoT, despite occasional missteps. I like how it feels real, I don't mean the dragons or zombies or the imaginary world. I like how sometimes people get rewarded for doing a horrible thing, and people who wanted to do right end up dead or suffer for it. I like how most characters (with some exception) are neither good nor bad. I like how even the characters who are considered good don't always make the smartest decisions, to quote Doctor Who, sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose. I like seeing characters doubt and have second thoughts about the decision they made. I have also been thinking how the story punishes people who blindly followed some leader or some idea. Look what happened to Jorah and Missandei who never questioned Dany, or Jaime and Cersei who only cared about their family, with no regard for other people. This is of course less true for Jaime, but if I'm not mistaken he does say 'F--- everyone who isn't us'. His and Cersei's obsessive love and codependency on each other still did not do him good in the end. Oh and one more thing, the more I think about it, the more sense it's starting to make for Bran to rule Westeros (that's what's gonna happen right, or do I have my spoilers wrong?). I mean he won't make decisions based on emotions, he won't be easily tricked or manipulated or lied to, he can see what's happening where and react quickly. So yeah, seems like a good enough choice to me. Ok, now back to binge-watching the hell out of this show.
  15. Somebody's Lass

    Rammstein

    Gosh, I lost count how many times I listened to the new album already, I love it! 'Zeig dich' and 'Deutschland' are probably my favourites, both lyrically and musically. Overall they stayed true to themselves, sex, social issues, creepiness, all there... I wish we had more guitar solos and riffs 'cause their riffs are the best, but we got quite a lot of keyboards, can't complain about that.