Somebody's Lass

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About Somebody's Lass

  • Birthday June 17

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  • 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


  • 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

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Du Riechst So Gut '98, Sonne, Rosenrot, almost all Rammstein video
  • Favourite Drummer
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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

    Doctor Who

    "- Then why do you sound like you are from the north?! - Lots of planets have a north!" "- Let us mourn the Earth with one of its traditional ballads..." *Toxic by Britney Spears playing* Yeah, I see what you mean about cheesiness...
  2. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    Blood of Elves is good, yes. I think it was the first book I read by him. Somehow I often start series in a weird order. My first HP book was PoA... Anyway, I think you'll still enjoy the rest of the series, for the sake of having closure. It's still good, even if it doesn't have the same feeling as the first books. It's still good writing, but the plot is a bit all over the place. Definitely agree. I hated the very beginning, where it's all sex, sex, sex, passion and such. But when they started having something resembling a real relationship it was actually rather interesting, you know, having conversations, her trying to comfort him after he met Cthaeh and not knowing how, their saying goodbye also felt like a couple preparing to be separated for quite a long time. But I have to admit I was glad when it was over. As much as I enjoy reading that Kvothe had something good happening in his life, it was a bit too much. Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely check it out. Actually the reason I wanted to read something by Gaiman was Stardust (the movie), I thought I'd start with something else and then read Stardust the book. But yeah, American Gods is not very good. Anyway, remember I said that Stormlight Archive didn't impress me much? Well, you can scratch that, it actually grew on me. As it sometimes happens, it took me a month maybe to finish the first half of the first book, and only a couple of weeks to read the second half of the book. I started book 2 and I'm quite hooked.
  3. Somebody's Lass

    Doctor Who

    @Sophia Yeah, Capaldi's Doctor and Clara were not very good together. Clara worked much better with Matt's Doctor. But I don't think there was anything romantic between Capaldi's Doctor and Clara, her and Matt's Doctor surely, but not her and Capaldi's, she had a boyfriend at the time after all... I liked the season with Bill though, it seemed all to suit together rather perfectly. Capaldi's Doctor was sort of grandfather/mentor figure to Bill, and Missy being mischievous, not much of a story arc, so yeah, I rather liked it. Maybe it wasn't perfect, DW never is, but I liked it. And yeah, Moffat's story arcs are sort of all over the place, his stand-alone episodes are much better.
  4. Somebody's Lass

    Doctor Who

    @Sophia You should check Capaldi's Doctor if you haven't already, he's rather amazing. Can't say I liked him much with Clara, but they were great with Bill. Rose is not my favourite character either, but she grew on me, I think they worked rather well with 10. But I think the moment that made her great for me was at the end of season 1, when she goes back to the Doctor after he sends her back home in the TARDIS. And yes, I love Stephen Moffat! How could I not, Sherlock and DW are my favourite shows. Although I have to admit, his episodes as a side writer in the RTD era are more impressive than his seasonal story arcs.
  5. Somebody's Lass

    Doctor Who

    So guess what, I just finished season 11, and damn it, I'm pissed! Writing have always been DW's forte, even if something wasn't 100% good you could always count there will this one perfect piece of dialogue or monologue that cuts you in half emotionally. Both RTD and Stephen Moffat could leave you so devastated that you needed therapy. Now, answer me this, HOW could they, after RTD and Moffat and many other brilliant writers, give us such mediocre writing now?! I mean I had my doubts about Chibnail, his episodes were mostly filler episodes, but I was determined to give him a chance. And filler episodes is exactly what we got. A whole season full of filler episodes. Ok fine, probably you don't need a large story arc for the whole season, but there was NONE, not a single scene let alone episode that made me go WOW... Not a single quote that I want tattooed on my body, nothing... Which is a shame 'cause it had so.much.potential. Jodie Whittaker is a great Doctor, and her companions are quite interesting too. They even had some cool aliens, but it was all wasted. I mean, c'mon, you create an alien race who can live for millennia and shape the universe and you make them freaking side characters?! REALLY?! All to make more room for this ridiculous villian who doesn't make an ounce of sense, but somehow becomes a story arc for the season? Geez...
  6. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    @Encaitar Oh, thanks for the tips! Yeah, it's the first thing that I read by him, I'll definitely try his other series. Yeah, it does feel like something massive, I'll need to remember to keep an eye on the series, it's still good. And you are right, it's still better than most of fantasy. It's weird though, I'd definitely say I like fantasy, but whenever I try reading some of it, it either feels like a cheap Tolkien or HP knock-off, or it's just meh... Dragonlance is not good enough, Sapkowski is rather good (The Last Wish, massive love!), but still not consistent, the later books are not as good. De Guin is rather ok, but still failed to grasp my imagination. Terry Prachett has good stuff, but a bit too ... bizarre to my taste. I'm just starting on Neil Gaiman, but American Gods didn't quite impress me. That's why I was so thrilled when I read Rothfuss, THAT'S what fantasy should be like, deep, hilarious, charismatic, just ... perfect. With one teeny-tiny exception, the Felurian chapters. I mean, it was interesting to see their relationship and a bit of a Fae realm, but I generally find sex scenes rather boring, and pre- or after-sex scenes, which is basically what these chapters are, make me yawn till I dislocate my jaw. Which is weird coming from someone who likes Outlander, but oh well. I think I'm gonna try Wheel of Time and some Robin Hobb after that... Good literature is addictive, and I'll never stop looking for my next fix.
  7. Somebody's Lass

    What are you reading now?

    After swallowing The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, having withdrawals like you wouldn't believe and trying to cure them with some good old Tolkien, I started reading The Stormlight Archive. It's probably because I'm still under the influence from NotW and WMF, but The Stormlight Archive doesn't impress me all that much... I'm about halfway through the first book, and I mean it's good, interesting and so on, but it takes him forever to come to a point, somehow it reminds me of ASoIaF, and I don't like it... Kaladin seems like a great guy, and Shallan should def ditch her sadist of a brother, but overall... a little meh. Also, I just realized that this series isn't yet finished, next time I'm gonna check whether the series is finished yet before starting it. Which brings me to HURRY UP, PATRICK ROTHFUSS!
  8. Somebody's Lass

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Ohh I like this accordion girl in Wishmaster! Also, sorry Floor, but Tarja's classical vocals and Tapio's growling in The Devil are much better together...
  9. Somebody's Lass

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Oi, no dissing The Crow, the Owl and the the Dove, it's a great song with amazing lyrics. I dunno whether it's single material, nor do I care, to be honest. I love it whether it's a single or not, nothing's gonna change that. Also I don't think you can quite compare IWMTB and The Crow, they are completely different songs, with absolutely different energy, both on record and live. I like both of them for entirely different reasons, so as long as I have both I'm happy.
  10. Somebody's Lass

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    This Passion and the Opera performance is not bad, Tarja really shines, but the music is all over the place isn't it? I mean it would sound great with the original music, but here it's just ... okay... Which makes me wonder, so apparently she can use the vocals from NW songs that she sang on but not the music? Interesting...
  11. Somebody's Lass

    Poepmonsters Pub

    Speaking about weather, man, I miss European winter so much... I mean, it's not much of a winter there, but I'm getting pretty sick of Russian winter right now. There's snow and it is quite Christmassy sometimes, but man, it's so freaking dirty and annoying, I'm already sick of my winter clothes and my shoes are almost ruined... You know, I'm starting to think my friend is right, she always hated winter and I always was like c'mon! Pretty snow, New Year, 'tis the season and all that jazz... But now I totally get it... Or probably I'm just getting old...
  12. Somebody's Lass

    The Old Era

    My god, after the whole thing with Tarja they were so desperate to hire someone different that they didn't actually notice HOW different Anette was... I mean, she clearly wasn't as devoted to the band as they were... Her behaviour was beyond childish, especially regarding the film. It definitely wasn't a walk in the park for her, and it's good to see Marco understanding that, but yeah, the guys and Anette are so freaking different professionally...
  13. Somebody's Lass

    Harry Potter!

    That was indeed impressive. I have always wondered how Hitler could have come to power, and I guess that's how. Starting small, nothing radical, sort of understanding, not revealing his true face until it's too late... My god, give me whole five movies about G and D, I'll watch the hell out of them! It's just such an interesting story about the two of them, and it's basically a foundation for 90% of everything that happened later. And I guess they will show the duel, everything is building up to it. Also I dunno you guys, I found the pace of the both movies rather ok, it wasn't slow, it wasn't rushed, it was exactly right. Of course a lot of things were done purely because it looks pretty on screen, but it didn't harm the plot. I actually quite like it that the movies are not all giggles and not all darkness, but rather have both... I just hope JK offers some plausible solution to the McGonagall dilemma and regarding Credence's heritage, because really, it doesn't add up...
  14. Somebody's Lass

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Troy is slowly putting Emppu AND Tuomas out of a job
  15. Somebody's Lass

    The Old Era

    Baki's right, @Sophia I've been trying to make the Kingkiller Chronicle topic active for ages, but alas, in vain... I actually enjoy discussing other things here much more than NW, 'cause you know, everything about NW has already been discussed ten times over before I have something meaningful to contribute to the discussion. And talking about rewatching old NW DVDs, I was recently reminded that FWtE is awesome and decided to refresh my memory. And good lord, Tarja is amazing there, I've nearly forgotten... I mean even on EoaE which I love too her voice doesn't have the same power, the same emotional input. I dunno what the hell happened, but something changed... Also, the guys play so much better now... But then again, now they are not nearly as cute, but ok, that's not the point here... Also, I realized I miss Jukka just a tiny bit. Kai might be a better drummer, but Jukka definitely had a very interesting presence on stage.