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About Leila23

  • Birthday 04/23/1988

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  • Gender:
  • Location:
    Belgian residing in France
  • Interests
    Acting, theatre, tv-series, travelling, Astronomy, Japanese Anthropology and general human behavior.

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Unaju, Onigiri and *Italian* pizza
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs and cats
  • Favourite Beverage
    New York's tea white peach flavour
  • Favourite Colour
    Black and "sakura iro"
  • Favourite Place
  • Countries Visited
    Too many to count...
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Have a Motto
    "Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it." (Terry Goodkind)
  • Do You Collect Anything
    I have a lot of pictures of NW/Tarja on my laptop. Does that count as collecting?
  • Do You Have Pets
    No :(
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    No :((
  • Phobias
    I have an irrational fear of heights.


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Through a friend back when I was still at school. A long time ago haha! :P
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once in 2009. I was given the opportunity to see them back in 2005 but didn't go. I've been regretting it since then.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    The split and all the fights around the internet. Those were nasty. :/
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    I used to have a limited edition t-shirt of the "old-era" but it got stolen along with my luggage while travelling a couple of years ago.
  • Best Live Song
    Beauty of the Beast Amsterdam 2002. That recording is amazing!
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    Ever Dream
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Wishmaster and Century Child
  • Favourite Music Video
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Dark Passion Play
  • Least Favourite Song
    Amaranthe. I hate that song!

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Tarja Turunen
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    "Lovers" sang by Kathleen Battle is very special to me.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Probably Rammstein in 2010
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Tarja, Tristania, Draconian, TPH, Do As Infinity, Theatre of Tragedy, Charon, Kamelot, JGS, ...
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    I hate rap. It gives me headaches (litterally). I also really dislike recent American "pop" music.


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Nishikido Ryo, Matsumoto Jun, Jang Geum Suk, Lee Dong Wook.
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Kim Ki Duk
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Bin Jip (Three Irons)
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Hotaru no Hikari, Hana Yori Dango, Personal Taste, You're Beautiful, The Mentalist, X-Files, Cold Case, Lie To Me, ...
  • Favourite Author
    Terry Goodkind
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The "Sword of Truth Series"
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime

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  1. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Wow! I love the new album! Upon first listen, the songs that stood out to me the most were "Railroads" (still a favorite of mine), "You and I", "Golden Chamber" and Silent Masquerade (Tarja and Tommy are to die for together!!). "Tears in Rain" is definitely the weakest track on the album. I think this is Tarja's most mature album to date! Btw I am SO GLAD that there are no covers on this album. I never liked her covers, and I hated always having to skip a song while listening to her albums. Tarja's vocals are top notch on this album! You can really hear how far she's got vocally since her NW days! Also, is it just me or is anyone else getting a "The Siren" vibe on "Goodbye Stranger"?
  2. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I like the message of the lyrics of Tears In Rain. It’s very motivating! The song is not bad either, although I liked Railroads more.
  3. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    The new song is pretty good! I enjoy Tarja’s vocals! It does indeed sound like Naiad.
  4. Leila23


    ^^that’s so freaking cool!
  5. Leila23


    I have to admit I dearly missed Roy's lyrics as well. I listened to Kamelot's old stuff the other day, and you can clearly notice a difference lyrics-wise with the new stuff. One reason why I get fed up fairly quickly with Kamelot's latest albums is the cheesy lyrics. I like the music, I love Tommy, but lyrics-wise, nothing quite stands out anymore (the lyrics of "Amnesia" and "Insomnia" make me cringe >.<). I'm so glad Roy is back to writing lyrics again even if it's for a different band! Also, about his singing, he wasn't doing really well live in the latest years of Kamelot either. There are live recordings from 2009-2011 where his voice cracks. I'm not sure what happened, but I don't think he'll ever go back to the level he had in the live DVD he did with Kamelot in "One Cold Winter Night". I think he might have damaged it somehow due to the intense touring with Kamelot in the later years. I don't know. Also, and that's just me being entirely shallow, I miss Roy with hair. He looks a little like a monk with his shaved head! xD
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    I've listened to the new album a couple of times, and some songs are a hit and some songs are a miss, as Rammstein albums have always been for me. I love Deutschland and Auslander. I still need to give the album another listen though. I feel like more songs will grow on me.
  7. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I feel like it should be the opposite. Evanescence should open for Tarja. Tarja works so hard on releasing albums, and Evanescence has only released what, 3, in 16 years? Lol!
  8. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    ^Wow Ohne Dich sounds amazing! Finally a cover I like by Tarja! :-D
  9. Leila23


    I love Epica and I've been a fan of them since 2005, but I follow Simone on Instagram and her "not-so-subtly-hidden" sponsorised posts for Loreal are starting to bother me. Am I the only one? I mean, I used to enjoy her make-up tutorials, but now she only posts to promote Loreal. Like, a while ago, she posted something like "Loreal's shampoo makes my hair so soft and shiny!" or something, and all the comments were about her young fans wanting to buy that shampoo. I wish she'd have a separate account for stuff about Epica.
  10. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    The lyrics of the new song are quite moving! What an interesting topic to sing about!
  11. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    People are allowed to have opinions, but I find all this constant negativity and criticism always from the same people depressing. I love the direction Tarja took and is taking with her career. I think her material is getting better with each album. MWS is her weakest record in my mind, and her last two releases have been the strongest. If you don't enjoy Tarja and her career, don't listen to her, and don't spoil the fun for everyone else.
  12. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I think she IS singing it in the original pitch! She sounds so much better than on EoA! :-D
  13. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    So there are no song covers on this album? I'm excited as hell for this new album! :-D
  14. Leila23

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I really liked the song! The beginning part reminded me of a cross between Slaying the Dreamer and Wayfarer. The song is typical Tarja though! I really like it, although the outro could have been a little longer.
  15. Leila23

    Within Temptation II

    ^^Wow that's impressive given that they rarely get played on the radio, unlike artists like Rihanna or Beyoncé. I definitely like Resist a lot more than The Unforgiving and Hydra. I've been a fan of WT since 2004 and I had almost given up on them after not liking their past two albums (my favorite album of theirs remains The Silent Force). I particularly disliked Hydra, especially that duet with Xzbit (Omg! ). I love the "war" theme of Resist though and how much punch the songs have. I just wish they'd use a bit more classical elements like choirs and orchestras. I think WT doesn't use enough classical elements anymore, while NW uses too much of them lol!