The Name Of The Wind

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About The Name Of The Wind

  • Birthday 01/16/1994

Other Info

  • Your real name
    Mona

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://thenewathensethos.tumblr.com/

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Denmark
  • Interests
    Books, music, languages, cultures, a lot of stuff :P Just not maths :P

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pancakes.. I love them :)
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs and cats
  • Favourite Beverage
    Lemon lemonade and all sorts of tea
  • Favourite Colour
    A deep, dark wine red
  • Favourite Place
    By the sea or in the mountains
  • Countries Visited
    Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Great Britain, Czech Republic, and now Sweden :)
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    No
  • Do You Smoke
    No
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CDs... I already own quite a few.
  • Do You Have Pets
    No, but if I would be allowed to, I would have a cat.
  • Phobias
    Spiders, heights

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    I have a friend and once she came to me to download various songs from youtube. One of them was Amaranth. I had another friend who listened to Nightwish, so I decided to listen to it because our tastes in music back then were very similar. Loved it :) A while later I ordered Dark Passion Play and I have been a fan ever since :)
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Twice. First on May 6th, 2012 in Stuttgart. It was great :) The second time in Copenhagen, November 3rd, 2018.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Seeing them live for the first and so far only time.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    My old, ragged copy of Dark Passion Play as it is the first Nightwish CD I bought
  • Best Live Song
    In Stuttgart it was Planet Hell, Marcos introduction was just so funny and Anette really nailed that one :) Though The Islander was magical too.
  • Favourite Album
    Either Imaginaerum or Oceanborn, can't decide.
  • Favourite Song
    Too many...
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Angels Fall First, it's simple and beautiful.
  • Least Favourite Album
    EFMB
  • Least Favourite Song
    Forever Yours

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Tommy Karevik and Anette Olzon, they are my two absolute favourite singers but I enjoy a lot of other singers, like Roy Khan, Michael Eriksen, Ross Jennings, Ailyn (only from Perils of The Deep Blue on though), Lori Lewis, Tarja or Sharon den Adel.
  • Favourite Bassist
    Andreas Blomqvist of Seventh Wonder: I like how he draws attention to the bass.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Oliver Palotai is just outstanding.
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    I could list a lot of songs, it depends on my mood.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Seventh Wonder Alingsås (Sweden) September 6th, 2014
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Also too many. I have one for almost every band I listen to but a few highlights include: Kamelot "Haven", Seventh Wonder "The Great Escape", Circus Maximus "Isolate" and Haken "The Mountain"
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish (of course), Kamelot and Seventh Wonder
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Most Mainstream/Radio Pop. It lacks depth and it all sounds the same to me.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Friendship! (German film), Inception, Into the Wild
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Sherlock! I love Series 1 and 2.
  • Favourite Author
    Patrick Rothfuss
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. That's where name on this forum comes from. I've read that book at least five times and it's still not boring :)

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    Poepmonsters Pub

    The current temperatures at night are rather high in Denmark. Currently, it's 17°C, but it feels warmer than that. Additionally, I can never tell whether I can sleep with the window open, because there a lot of thunderstorms as well. At this time of the year, it sucks to live on the top floor in an old house. With my window closed, the air gets stuffy fast and it's very hot inside. I feel like it gets difficult to breathe, due to the lack of oxygen, but sometimes I have no option but close my window due to the thunderstorms. It is really annoying, and I hope that the thunderstorms stop soon.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    I think we are still getting the DVD. Just because they are quiet on the subject, doesn't mean they're not working on it. Kamelot, for example, filmed a DVD in September last year and there are still no news on that either.
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    Favourite album from each year of your life

    1994: Loreena McKennitt - The Mask and Mirror 1995: Conception - In Your Multitude 1996: Hanne Boel - Silent Violence 1997: Conception - Flow 1998: Nightwish - Oceanborn 1999: Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy 2000: Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun 2001: Therion - Secret of the Runes 2002: Nightwish - Century Child 2003: Kamelot - Epica 2004: Sirenia - An Elixir for Existence 2005: Porucpine Tree - Deadwing 2006: Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance 2007: Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything 2008: Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls 2009: Epica - Design Your Universe 2010: Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape 2011: Nightwish - Imaginaerum 2012: Anathema - Weather Systems, Kamelot - Silverthorn 2013: Haken - The Mountain 2014: Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 2015: Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase 2016: Haken - Affinity, Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts 2017: Leprous - Malina 2018: Riverside - Wasteland 2019: Within Temptation - Resist
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    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    I don't feel like writing a lot about why I place the albums as I do. I have stated that before, so I'll just make a list: 1. Imaginaerum 2. Oceanborn 3. Dark Passion Play 4. Wishmaster 5. Century Child 6. Once 7. Angels Fall First 8. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
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    Lieblingsalbum von Nightwish

    @Werni1958 Mir gefällt AFF auch besser als EFMB. Neben dem, dass Floors Stimme nicht richtig zur Geltung kommt (was dragonprincess ja schon gesagt hat) gefällt mir das Songwriting nicht. Alles wirkt wie schon mal in besser dagewesen. Dagegen finde ich, dass AFF ein gewissen Charme hat. Es ist musikalisch nicht so ausgereift wie EFMB, aber das ist Teil des Charmes. @Martin Wenn dir das letzte After Forever-Album zusagt, dann würde ich dir Revamp ans Herz legen. Die Band ist musikalisch ähnlich wie After Forever und Floor singt fantastisch. Das gilt inbesondere für das zweite Album Wild Card. Dort hat Floor ein Gemisch aus Normalgesang, Growls und klassichem Gesang abgeliefert, dass nur sie hinbekommt. Mir gefällt es richtig gut und es meiner Meinung nach die beste Gesangsleistung ihrer Karriere, den Floor auf Wild Card abliefert.
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    I'm really looking forward to strawberries. They are one of my favourite fruits as well. I think strawberries are best when they're in season. I like the small ones the best: They simply have so much taste. I'm happy that we have a strawberry plant. Hopefully we'll get a lot of strawberries. They simply tast so much better than the ones you can buy in the supermarket.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    It really was fun to sing. Definitely my favourite song out of those we have sung so far. I listened to the song you linked, and I can definitely hear the similarities. That being said, our version was a bit different from the version I linked. We sung it in Danish instead of Norwegian (the difference is tiny though. Basically the pronounciation and a few words are different), and the alto and bass were more clear instead of in the background. I really liked that, since it gave the song more layers. Especially during the ending. Each group's aiaia is a bit different. In the recording, you can barely the tenor or bass parts. Also, I liked our solo singer more. He sings bass, can sound very bright though and has a very powerful voice. He can almost overpower the entire choir without a microphone.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I have a curious mixture of four songs playing in my head the last few days. Mostly, it's the Eagle Eye Version from The Brightest Void, then we have The Everones and Dream Machines from Seventh Wonder's last album Tiara and a Christmas (!) song, Mitt Hjerte Altid Vanker. Eagle Eye has grown on me lately. I didn't like it at first and often skipped it, but now I love it, especially the chorus. I have to say that I love this. I don't care whether is a Christmas song. I can listen to it all year. It's a typical Christmas song either way. It's a bit dark, due to the choir using their lower range a lot. I love the performance, the arrangement, the guitar solo, everything. My only regret is that the alto parts are difficult to hear. There's some weird stuff going on in the alto parts that really add to the song. Otherwise it's perfect. We sang this song for Christmas last year, and it was by far my favourite song. From the first time we rehearsed it, it was stuck in my head. We rehearsed the ending first, and it's so catchy.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Tarja's album covers are generally rather pretty, with the exception being The Brightest Void and The Shadow Self. What Lies Beneath and Colours in the Dark are particularly pretty I think. In the Raw is pretty, but I agree the angle is weird. Also, I'm hoping that the new album is better than The Shadow Self, which isn't bad, but kind of generic. It feels like I have heard a lot of the music before, but in a better version. I hope In the Raw changes that. Something like Colours in the Dark would be great. I still think it'sTarja's best album, because she strikes a great balance between being experimental and being symphonic on it.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Nice! I also like the new song. It's better than anything on The Shadow Self for me except Supremacy and Too Many. Now I'm looking forward to In the Raw. I'm also curious about the song with Tommy Karevik, because it could be amazing but Tarja could also drown Tommy out.
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    THE QUEST FOR THIS FORUM'S FAVOURITE NIGHTWISH SONGS (LIVE AND ALL)

    @hunebedbouwer I forgot about that. I will edit my original post then.
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    Within Temptation II

    Agreed. Sharon's vocals are so weird on Mother Earth. It's other otherwise nice though. I just think the songwriting got a lot better from The Silent Force onwards. As far am I concerned I enjoyed every album Within Temptation have released to varying degrees. For Enter and The Dance I have to be in the mood. Enter is a bit repetitive, but it's otherwise pretty good. The Dance takes the style from Enter and perfects it. I like it a lot, but my favourite thing from their early times is the demo version of Candles. I love the guitar melody and playing it on electric guitars instead of acoustic creates a haunting atmosphere that the album version doesn't carry. The demo version is relatively close to the live performances, yet different at the same time. I would link to the demo version, but I'm not sure whether it's allowed. I can say that it's on youtube though, so it's easy to find. On a side note, I'm lucky. I scored an original pressing of The Dance and a 2007 re-release of Enter when I first started listening to Within Temptation. But Enter has a weird glitch during Candles. In the middle of the song, there's a small silence. It's less than a second, but it's still noticeable. The Dance, on the hand, has an alternative version of Restless as hidden track. The bitrate isn't high (112 kbs), but it's there. I don't think that version is part of the re-releases and it's nice to have. Additionally, there is a gallery of old pictures and small biographies of each member. By now, they are quite outdated, but it's interesting nontheless. I wouldn't have this if it wasn't for the original release.
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    THE QUEST FOR THIS FORUM'S FAVOURITE NIGHTWISH SONGS (LIVE AND ALL)

    Quoting my post because after thinking about my ranking I would like to erase Sleeping Sun and The Heart Asks Pleasure First from my list. Instead I want to give these points to the Hartwall performance of Ghost Love Score with Anette in 2009. I think it's a lovely performance though obviously not as good as Floor's version from Buenos Aires. The quality of that video is pretty good too, considering it's fan filmed.
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    Ask Nightwish 2018 - Announcement

    Yeah, it has simply been too long since the questions were submitted. I don't think that we will ever get the answers.
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    Within Temptation II

    I like Covered by Roses better than Mad World. It's one of the weaker tracks on Resist for me. Not bad, but not as interesting. I often skip it and Mercy Mirror and go straight from Firelight to Trophy Hunter. Speaking of Firelight, I love the song, but at the same time I think it's out of place on Resist. It reminds a lot of My Indigo while being too dark for the album. It's neither here nor there. So I think it would have been better to make Firelight a bonus track (or leave it off completely, but that would be a shame, since it's a lovely song).