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 or chicken with lots of vegetables, italian
  • Favourite Animal
    Owl, cat
  • Favourite Beverage
    Water, Tea, Juice, Coffee
  • 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, UK, Denmark, 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
  • 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 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, Saving Hope, Young Dracula, How I Met Your Mother, White Collar, The Vicar of Dibley, Pushing Daisies., House of Cards
  • 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

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Eilenna

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    He he, yeah ... I was often last minute actually. I know I know. Happy counting! Good luck.
  2. Eilenna

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    I finished my votes now
  3. Eilenna

    MaYaN

    She is a really good singer with an amazing voice. She really impressed me when I saw Ayreon in Tilburg. I'm glad she's in a band since it didn't work out that way with Anneke.
  4. Eilenna

    What are you playing now?

    Thank you so much for your advice! Well, that doesn't sound so good. I have to say I don't know all that much about these things. I wasn't looking to get a desktop computer because I don't like to be bound to sit in one spot. But then it seems like an awful waste of money to buy something that won't last very long! I want it to last for more than just a couple of years! I'm willing to spend money on good quality but only if it will last for a long time. Rather that, than something cheap that will die in two years time. That's a horrible waste of resources also. And I certainly don't feel like spending that much money on another laptop any time soon. (I got my old one 6 years ago, and it's still alive, although very slow, it can only handle one thing at a time , but it just can't keep up with how I want to use it, and I can't pretend it can handle Premiere at any acceptable level.) Do you think it would still be too hot/degrade even if I didn't play games on it often? I don't have the time for long sessions, so it would be a couple of hours in a row at the most. I would mostly use it for work. I've also been looking at Dell XPS 15 for example (but read that this model has heat problems too), and HP models. I want a fast reliable computer that can handle multitasking, also with heavier programs, and a good screen for editing images. So I guess that means that the cpu can't be too low. But is it generally the graphics card that generates heat? Is the one in the Razer laptop unnecessarily high? What I mean is, do you think I could find a "healthier" laptop that doesn't run so hot, where I could still game occasionally with decent quality? Or is it a lost cause really? What sort of a graphics card do you think I need? I'm sorry to throw all these questions at you. I have been looking at laptops for weeks but I somehow feel none the wiser. Edit: You don't need to answer all of this, I'm going to spend some more time to really research all options before I decide on anything.
  5. Eilenna

    What are you playing now?

    This might not be the correct thread for this question exactly, but I'm thinking you who write here often might be able to give me some advice. I'm looking to buy a new laptop, my old one is giving up on me. I'm looking for a good one since I need to use content editing programs like Photoshop, Premiere etc. So I know sort of what specs I need for that. But as I've been researching, I've come to understand that there's an overlap with lighter gaming laptops. Some of them look pretty much like normal laptops. I wouldn't call myself a gamer really. I have a PS3, and two games , FF 9 and 13. I've only really played Final Fantasy. It's been years since I played anything now. But I think I would really like to start again! So I've also started looking at those models as well. Initially just for fun. But I mean, I already know I'm going to spend a lot of money , so why not, right... I've been looking at the Razer Blade 15" equipped like this: Cpu: Intel I7-8750H, Gpu: NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB, Ram: 16 gb (exp up to 32), Storage: 512 SSD Screen: 1920 x 1080, IPS, 144 hz, 100% RGB, 300 cd/m2 I will not be playing any kind of shooter games. But I love games like Final Fantasy, beautiful scenery, great storylines and characters, battles. What do you think? Will I be able to play games on that? It will surely be strong enough for working. Any advice?
  6. Eilenna

    The Old Era

    My story is also very similar to yours, Symphoniker. Although I think they became my favourites immediately. I have the same experience with CC, and to an extent DPP.
  7. Eilenna

    Symphony X

    And they are back! Symphony X 2019 tour dates: 07 May France Lyon Ninkasi Kao 08 May Switzerland Pratteln Z7 10 May Italy Treviso New Age 11 May Italy Bologna Estragon 12 May Italy Rome Orion 14 May Italy Milan Alcatraz 15 May Germany Munich Backstage Halle 16 May Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik 17 May Germany Berlin Lido 18 May Germany Hannover Faust 19 May Denmark Copenhagen Amager Bio 21 May Norway Oslo Rockefeller 22 May Sweden Stockholm Klubben 24 May Finland Helsinki Nosturi 26 May Sweden Gothenburg Pustervik 28 May Germany Hamburg Knust 29 May Germany Dresden Beatpol 31 May Germany Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal 01 June Belgium Vosselaar Biebob 02 June Holland Nijmegen Fortarock Festival 04 June UK Coventry Empire 05 June UK Holmfirth Picturedrome 06 June UK London Electric Ballroom 07 June France Paris La Machine du Moulin Rouge 08 June Germany Gelsenkirchen Rock Hard Festival
  8. Eilenna

    Ayreon

    I read a random comment on instagram suggesting Simone might be a part of it, but I'm not 100% sure it wasn't about The Source, and I haven't been able to find where I read it. So take with a huge grain of salt.
  9. Eilenna

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    Yeah.
  10. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    I can understand and relate to her reasoning. I don't see killing animals as (that) bad morally, however making one suffer is very very bad. So an animal that lives a natural life, then is hunted (which is a natural part of its life, by a wolf for example) by a human, and killed - it's more "natural" than farming ever can be. But I also think if you farm cows, and let them live as natural as possible, outside in the fields eating grass, getting to care for its calf, having its natural sized flock, and then without the animal having a chance to get scared, kill it for food. That is also ok in my book. Not optimal, but life on this planet isn't optimal, it's eat or be eaten, to an extent, among animals. I would prefer that no one was hurt, ever. But that's not what we have. What is not ok is cramped storage, unhealthy unnatural food, unnatural behaviour, antibiotics, fear, stress. Which is of course the reality for most though! And there's also this point of view; vegan leather, what's that really? Plastics. Vegan food substitutes? Often very processed substances put together to resemble food. Of course, there are some good plant based options, but just do some quick research of what is in many of these substitute products, and how they are made. Not something I'd want to eat. Then some people are vegan because of the planet. However, I just can't help but think, that the main problem is exploitation, greed, destruction of nature, pollution and overpopulation. There are just too many people also. And cruel people and idiots with power who just want more more more screw the world. (And many times people contribute to making things worse, because they aren't in a position to make a better choice.) So I guess it depends on your reasoning. I personally only eat meat when I know the source, and I never eat meat outside of Scandinavia. Fish is also tricky. I do eat fish. I suppose I have less compassion for them... However it gets harder and harder to find fish that isn't either farmed: full of antibiotics (and kept in awful tanks), or wild caught: full of heavy metals and toxins (and bottom trawling). But yeah. Just spew chemicals all over the planet, cut down the trees, treat animals so awfully it makes my heart bleed, more money, more power for those who only care about $, and more and more people. Sometimes its so hard to see the light beyond this nightmare.
  11. Eilenna

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    Alright, here we go! This will take some time to finish, so it's in progress mode at the moment! Edit: Alright I guess time is up now, so this is it. 1) The AWOLLY (Absence Without Official Leave) - award........which member(s) have you missed the most in or during 2018? @some_dude_on_the_interwebs, @dandelion (oh she's not even in the list of members anymore! I tried to mention her), @WhiteRaven, @mojo 2) The MOSQUITO - award...........whose stingy posts and remarks were the most annoying ones for you? 3) The BUZZYBODDY - award.........which member did spend the most time posting and replying on this forum? @Serena, please don't stop though! 4) The JOLLYGOODFUN - award...........who made you smile, let you laugh the most this year? @hunebedbouwer, @Baki 5 ) The ROOKSTAR - award..........which newcomer/greenhorn did impress you the most? 6) The DUOPENOTTI - award.........which 2 members get on well, often confirm each other´s opinion, complement each other? 7) The AVASTAR - award.........who has got/had the best avatar this year? 8) The MOTFU (Master Of This Forum´s Universe) - award........who do you think was the BEST poster on this forum in 2018? @Magnus, @hunebedbouwer 9) The AH - OH - AH -award.........(yes, you got them on every forum) who is the biggest drama queen? 10) The PHRASIER - award.........who wrote the best post/remark/phrase in 2018 and what was it about? 11) The TOPGUNNER - award.........(different from no.8!!!) who is your FAVOURITE poster? @angel_heart, @Himiko, @Somebody's Lass, @Baki 12) The HYENA VS LION - award.........which 2 members like debating each other till dawn and won´t give in an inch? 13) The PIT of 2018 - award...........what do you consider to have been the worst thread on this forum during this year? 14) The CLASS of 2018 - award.........which thread was your favourite during 2018? The tour thread. Also follow the Floor and Tarja threads, any interviews, express yourself 15) The OFFTOPICCALLER - award........which member continously posts above, under and next to the thread subjects? @hunebedbouwer 16) The MUSICKFREAK - award........who do you think has the most CD´s/LP´s/DVD's at home? I think quite a few members have quite a lot of records, but maybe @Harvest, @Magnus, @hunebedbouwer, @Symphoniker have more? 17) The EXPLICITATOR - award.........who was the most in-your-face member of this year? 18) The POSTERFAN - award..........which member should post more? @angel_heart I'm so glad you are still around here from time to time @Himiko SOME FACTS OF LIFE QUESTIONS A) The best album of the year 2018 in your opinion? Auri - Auri Dimmu Borgir - Eonian Amorphis - Queen of Time Tribulation - Down Below B) The most enjoyable song that was released in 2018? C) What was the best thing you saw or heard on YOUTUBE this year? John Mclean's makeup channel. The Jeffree Star/Shane series. Live clips from various shows. D) What was your favourite Nightwish-moment of the year? Hearing all the recordings of the old songs, Elvenpath, Devil, Gethsemane, DBP E) The best film you´ve watched this year? I rewatched LOTR again, and well, nothing will ever be good enough for a few years again now. Utter perfection. F) What was the most delicious animal you´ve eaten this year and for veggies & vegans the most delicious vegetable? I ate this at a restaurant, it was sooo good! So well composed, all the flavours together... From their online menu: Grilled char with baked lace cabbage, browned lemon sauce, fresh potatoes, broccoli and romanesco crudité, hazelnuts and dill. With a glass of Chardonnay. G) What was your best live music experience in 2018? Dimmu Borgir at Midgardsblot Festival in Norway. H) IF Floor decided to become a farmer´s wife, who should replace her? (I know it´s a IF-question, but fun nevertheless)? Marcela Bovio maybe. I) What was your favourite sports moment of the year? I am completely uninterested. J) Best thing you watched on TV during this year? K) Who would you vote Personality Of The Year (worldwide - can be anyone) personally? @hunebedbouwer You deserve an award of your own, you kind, thoughtful, hilarious person. Thanks for being here. L) What´s the best place you did visit this year? Borre Vikingmounds in Norway.
  12. Eilenna

    Myrkur

    I really like this song Ulvinde from the new Myrkur record.
  13. Eilenna

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Can you link to the interviews? I always like to read new ones. Merry Christmas or Happy Yule, or whatever you celebrate or don't - to you forum people!
  14. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    A good professional vocal teacher listens to Ghost Love Score, and Sancta Terra. Hehe, she falls in love with Floor (She's not a Nightwish fan, and she has a few comment videos on mostly pop singers so she's not biased.) She talks a bit about technique. It's all truth what she says. It's nice to hear. I also watched one she's done with Florence Welch which is brilliant.
  15. Eilenna

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Her phrasing/timing is also odd. It's like she hasn't planned where she wants to go beforehand, like she approaches everything like some sort of improvised jazz or something. Same thing with the melody. Whatever it is she's trying to do it isn't smooth, it just sounds jumpy. But ah she does have a beautiful voice. It's frustrating is what it is! And in those moments she gets it right (by sheer luck??) she's so bloody incredible!