Eilenna

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About Eilenna

  • Birthday June 14

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    http://eilenna.tumblr.com

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Sweden
  • Interests
    Music, Fandom, Books, Movies, Philosophy, History

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Fish, seafood, pasta, vegetables, italian
  • Favourite Animal
    Owl, cat
  • Favourite Beverage
    Tea, Juice, White wine
  • Favourite Colour
    Orange
  • Favourite Place
    By the sea. Walking in parks and nature. Summer when it's sunny but not too hot, anywhere. Autumn is my favourite season. My parents house.
  • Countries Visited
    Norway, Denmark, UK, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Wine and fruity drinks
  • Do You Smoke
    No
  • Do You Have a Motto
    It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default. - JK Rowling. It's very poignant for me, because I need to keep this in mind, I'm afraid of everything.
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Started a very humble vinyl collection.
  • Do You Have Pets
    Two cats
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Vocals, piano, (guitar badly)
  • Phobias
    Spiders, submarines, strangers, being trapped, being powerless

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    By a friend who gave me AFF, OB, WM & CC as a gift. They caught my attention immediately, from the first notes of Elvenpath, and I soon fell very deeply in love. Once was the first album I bought myself. So I became a fan around 2003.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once, Nov 2 2018 in Gothenburg.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Maybe Floor answering a few of my questions in the forum interviews.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    End of an Era. Signed Showtime, Storytime.
  • Best Live Song
    Changes, but when I'm writing this: Song of Myself, Ghost Love Score, The Islander, Elvenpath, Dead To The World, Kinslayer, Come Cover Me, Sahara, Islander, 7 Days, Last Ride, Storytime with Floor, Dark Chest of Wonders, Shudder Before The Beautiful, Weak Fantasy.
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child. Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
  • Favourite Song
    Elvenpath, Gethsemane, Passion & the Opera, Dead Boy's Poem, Bless the Child, Beauty of the Beast, Dark Chest of Wonders, Ghost Love Score, While Your Lips Are Still Red, The Poet and the Pendulum, Meadows of Heaven, Song of Myself, The Escapist, My Walden, The Greatest Show On Earth.
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    The other one for Oceanborn. EFM
  • Favourite Music Video
    Sleeping Sun.
  • Favourite DVD
    From wishes to eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Wishmaster and Imaginaerum.
  • Least Favourite Song
    Crownless, For The Heart I Once Had, Two For Tragedy, Bare Grace Misery, I Want My Tears Back, Storytime (with Anette).

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights, Florence & The Machine: Cosmic Love. Many other favorite ones
  • Favourite Singer
    Floor Jansen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Kate Bush. Susanne Sunfør. Florence Welsh, Russell Allen, Tony Kakko, Damian Wilson, Ulf Christianson, Matthew Ward, Tarja, Beyonce, Simone Simons, Amy Lee, Lana del Rey, Shagrath.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Joost van den Broek just because he deserves to be mentioned.
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    So many, just a few that came to mind at the time of writing: Epica: In all Consciousness, My Dying Bride: Sear Me III, Epica: Consign to Oblivion, Symphony X: The Divine Wings of Tragedy, The Odyssey, Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights, The Dreaming, The Man with a Child in his Eyes, Tuomas Holopainen - The Last Sled, Opeth - Deliverance, Dimmu Borgir - The Insight and the Catharcis....
  • Best Concert Attended
    Ayreon Universe, Tilburg 2017. Dimmu Borgir, Midgardsblot 2018, Inferno 2019. Heilung - Midgardsblot 2019.
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Again, just a few that came to mind. After Forever: Decipher, Invisible Circles & After Forever, Ayreon: Any album, Michael Jackson: Thriller, Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics, Symphony X: Any Album, The Gathering: Mandylion & Nighttime Birds, Tiamat: Wildhoney, My Dying Bride: The Light at the End of the World & Like Gods of the Sun, Epica: Any Album, 2nd Chapter of Acts: The Roar of Love, Tristania: Widows Weed's & Beyond the Veil, Dream Theater: Images and Words, Lana del Rey: Born to Die (Paradise), Ghost: Any Album, Dimmu Borgir: Any album, Auri - Auri, many more..
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Floor Jansen, Dimmu Borgir, Kate Bush, Danny Elfman, Ayreon, Devin Townsend etc etc
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Swedish indie music in general, jazz and big band, reaggy, generic rock, generic boring pop, generic boring metal.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Kate Winslet, Richard Armitage, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Richard Dean Anderson, Cate Blanchett
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Tim Burton, Peter Jackson
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    The Lord of the Rings everything, Dead Poets Society, Edward Scissorhands, Maleficent, Howl's Moving Castle, many many more...
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Hannibal, Stargate SG-1, Robin Hood BBC, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Simpsons, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Young Dracula, How I Met Your Mother, White Collar, The Vicar of Dibley, Pushing Daisies., House of Cards, Poldark
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Nightmare Before Christmas, Harry Potter
  • Favourite Author
    Tokien, J.K. Rowling, etc etc...
  • Favourite Book(s)
    LOTR, Harry Potter, ...
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Gravitation. Stardust. Nemi. Prince Valiant

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  1. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    Can someone translate the interview I posted a few posts up?
  2. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    At the end of the episode the host said Floor would be a guest at the Music Cafe radio show. It is up on the web now. Starts at 1.11.20 there's an interview with Floor in dutch. https://www.nporadio2.nl/muziekcafe/gemist/uitzending/261923/15-09-2019 Welcome to the forum Denise @xNishiand thank you for your excellent translations!
  3. Eilenna

    The Ladies' Topic

    Well this is of course a tricky one. Because in order to permanently make the grey hairs invisible amidst the rest you have to dye them Unless you are blonde and do highlights in which case they disappear visually. If you are ok with them in general but want to cover them for special occasions, there are products that temporarily coat them until you wash your hair, like tinted dry shampoos or hair mascaras. These are two products I've worked with, this (Label M) is like a dry shampoo with a natural brunette color to it, and this (Salon in a Bottle) one comes in different shades and is more like a colored spray. Often grey hairs appear first in the hairline, temples and on the top of your head, which makes them very visible. Grey hairs are actually white or colorless, hairs that have lost their natural melanin, they are often different in quality, can feel coarser, are often dryer and less manageable. To dye them we need to use a stronger blend when we mix color, the mix needs to be extra alkaline etc. This often means that when people use supermarket dyes on grey hair they get uneven results. (Both because it doesn't cover properly. It also often isn't formulated to add "missing" substances to the hair to improve quality, make it look "better" (shinier). Also because they overlap their application, and supermarket dyes that are said to be for grey hair are often "adding" so that if you overlap a previous application you get dark bands.) I have some clients with just a few grey hairs where I just apply color where they have them, in a shade that perfectly matches their own haircolor. Another option that can work to blend them in instead of covering them up is to do fine highlights throughout the hair. Some people do a root color with hightlights. then you get the grey coverage, and the highlights make the regrowth softer and visually blend in better. If you are willing to go lighter. It all depends on your face and natural haircolour what will look the best, and also what kind of upkeep you are comfortable with, time wise how often you can go to the salon, and also how much money you are willing to spend. Or if the plan is to let them come and eventually go grey, then the highlight version is great. (However very dark hair is harder to bleach to a light cool blonde. So in those cases I'm not so fond of the highlight option. It's also a lot more damage than just doing a color.) Some people look better in grey hair than others. Often those who are light blonde or have darker hair in cool tones naturally, also look best in grey. While those with warm midtone blondes and brunettes have the hardest time, because it clashes more with their complexion. And the natural colour affects the "shade" of grey you get, as grey is always a mix of the white hairs and the natural hairs. Does that answer your question?
  4. Eilenna

    Ayreon

    Aaaaw, man, well. But I suppose if I went to everything I wanna see, I'd bee poorer than a church rat by now. But sounds like you must have had a great experience. Also welcome to posting! Yay you hehe
  5. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    This whole episode was a beautiful thing to watch.
  6. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    Oh my god, Emma's strong, so so beautiful. I've always loved that song, it's so emotional and I listened to it a lot (and cried to it a lot) back in the day. To hear it like this is just - wow. There must have been so much onion to cut for those little ninjas here in my sofa... Jesus. I don't know how Floor didn't look like a mess. I'm one right now. Wonderful version, such with such feeling. Wow.
  7. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    The whole episode was just made available. If you like me are super curious and can't wait for the translations, you can stream the episode here, and here's a link to the official subtitles in Dutch. You can run Google translate on them and the are fairly decent. (Of course not perfect, I'll rewatch when the good translations are up!) Because the stream is protected, you alas can't open in VLC and select the subtitles to display with the video. But you can have them open in a window on the side and scroll along
  8. Eilenna

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Tarja posted a picture of the band line up for the upcoming tour. Is Alex no longer in the band?
  9. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    I like it a lot, I enjoy watching the others too! And Floor is amazing. Looking forward to hear their choices for her episode this week Apparently Floor is collaborating with a new media company, they made her new website and are helping her with social media. https://www.equationmusic.io/news/floorjansenannouncement I was thinking she had upped her social media game lately They also handled social media for Northward, quite excellently in my opinion.
  10. Eilenna

    The Ladies' Topic

    Haha thanks Serena! If anyone ever have any hair related questions you can always ask me and I'll try my best to answer. I know some people find it intimidating to be in a hairsalon and ask questions. I totally get that. So if you've ever wondered anything, go ahead
  11. Eilenna

    Dimmu Borgir

    Yeah! I saw that. I'm thinking of maybe seeing them in Tilburg. (Maybe Anneke will make a guest appearance with Amorphis since she lives there? (I think she lives in Tilburg. Or Eindhoven which isn't very far away.) This is such a great package! I love both Dimmu and Amorphis. Is anyone else seeing them?
  12. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I think the reason Nightwish isn't the most social media savvy band is partly because Tuomas isn't interested in it/has an aversion to it, and at the end of the day Nightwish is his band and on some level he influences how Nightwish the company is run. (He might not make the day to day decisions regarding social media, but at the end of the day, he once picked the people in the band and the people managing the band and it's his influence regarding the mindset of the poeple who work for the band.) Nightwish is a band that grew big before the social media of today, and I think the managers of the Nightwish oiltank don't see it as quite an important way to reach people compared to managers and artists in other, younger, smaller bands. That said, it's not as though they don't use social media at all, the official Nightwish facebook is updated pretty frequently. It's just not that personal. (Do fans require a personal connection, and what are the benefits/drawbacks to fans/artist what is good vs bad social media information, personal integrity vs transparancy and relateability and who does it benefit etc? I think it's an interesting topic... There was a panel on this during Inferno festival this year but I missed that. I could talk more about this.) Floor is good at social media, because she's had use for it. She has needed it. Same goes for Kai. Maybe Nightwish as a band feel that they can use social media on their terms, mainly to share dry information, and don't have to get personal or engage much. They don't need to. (Or do they? How much importance does social media prescence have on their fanbase today? ...) @Figment-of-meThis incarnation of the NW forum has gained official status and is managed by Carol. In the past she has also run a personal website for Tuomas, however it's been down for quite some time, and on Tuomas page on the nw.com it says that is just an official fan site. I haven't seen a lot of Carol around here lately, maybe she's busy with other things and not so interested in it anymore. I have no idea.
  13. Eilenna

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I really like all of these new songs. Who knows, this might end up being a Tarja record I'll actually enjoy listening to. I think there are good songs or at least good parts and details in songs on all of her records, but never quite without things that also annoy me. It's s o uneven. I think she's slowly becoming a better songwriter for herself.
  14. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    Do you have a link to the article?
  15. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    I think it's a testament to how well liked Tim is, he comes across as genuine and personal, and I think that's something that artists appreciate. He makes people comfortable during his photoshoots, I think this is why he has worked with so many great artists, and why they are willing to be a part of something like this. It's not at all just female artists, as far as I understand. @L_AlpenglowI have to admit I find it a bit funny that you seem so confronted by a nose piercing; do people not have them where you live? Have you never came across women with piercings before? In my experience they are quite common, especially with "alternative" people of any kind. As tattoos are also very common today. You could say alternative has entered the mainstream. But maybe that is not so where you live.