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

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  • 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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  1. The Name Of The Wind

    Poepmonsters Pub

    My father bought the ticket for me. I called the venue, they said sorry, but they couldn't let me in with just an order confirmation. So I couldn't go My father found the ticket the day after the concert. It was under the radiator. So I must have packed it, but it fell out when I was closing my bag. I'm bummed about missing Seventh Wonder, but it can happen. I definitely learned a few things from the incident, so this won't happen again.
  2. The Name Of The Wind

    Poepmonsters Pub

    Okay, this is a little bit awkward, but I have to ask for advice. I was supposed to see Seventh Wonder in Copenhagen tonight. I was really looking forward to that. But I have a problem: I can't find my ticket for the concert. What can I do? I have the ordering confirmation printed out, but it is not in my name. I don't know if the ordering confirmation is enough to let me in, so I don't know if I should go and hope for the best or if I should stay home. Please help, I don't know what to do.
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    THE QUEST FOR THIS FORUM'S FAVOURITE NIGHTWISH SONGS (LIVE AND ALL)

    Great idea! Here's my list: Live versions: Ghost Love Score from Buenes Aires 2012: 5 points To me, this is performance is the perfect version of Ghost Love Score. Floor really pours her soul into and transforms the song into her own. Tarja's version feels flat in comparison. Anette's version from Hartwall 2009 is pretty good, but this something else. The Siren live from Sankt Petersburg 2012: 2 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBnZyYtfOpc My favourite version of The Siren. Anette deviates quite a lot from the original, but she really makes it her own. She has a creative to interpret the siren's call and I really like that. Planet Hell live from Sir Studios 2012: 2 points Great version of Planet Hell. Anette really makes song come alive. Tarja's version doesn't feel angry enough in comparison to this one (As you can tell, I'm not a great fan of Tarja's vocals on Once. In my opionion, the album was written with contemporary vocals in mind that Tarja couldn't deliver at that time.) Walking in the Air Hartwall 2009: 1 point An acoustic performance of Walking the air. I like how soft it sound and the flute sounds mesmerising. This one is a version that edited the best sound videos of the event together to a single performance. It's not perfect, but the best version I could find and the one I listen to. The Phantom of the Opera (End of an Era performance): 1 point The studio version is tame compared to the performance on End of an Era. I love Tarja's high notes at end and Marco's interpretation of the phantom is great. Studio: Scaretale: 3 points Anette's signature piece. No one can sing it like her. I love how she acts with her voice. While Your Lips Are still Red: 2 points I love Marco's soft voice and I wish he would use it more often. The Escapist: 2 points One of the songs from the Dark Passion Play era and it's not even on the album. Dead Boy's Poem: 2 points Gethsemane: 2 points The Heart Asks Pleasure First: 1 point The Pharao Sails to Orion: 1 point Sleeping Sun (original 1999 version): 1 point
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    Within Temptation II

    I have listened to Resist quite a few times since it was released. According to my statistic on Play Music, I have listened to all songs on Resist for at least 9 times (some more than that). The album has grown on me quite a bit as well. I like it a lot now, even though I'm still sad that the electronic elements bury the guitars so much. It would totally have been possible to have both on equal footing like they did in The Reckoning. That being said, Resist is still very enjoyable.
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    On my way home from the university, I saw the first flowers coming up. I interpret that as the first sign that spring is on the way. It's kind of unexpected, but then again the weather in Denmark is kind of unpredictable. It's been really nice today, but also windy. Riding my bike home wasn't fun, despite the sun. I had the wind coming in my direction all the way from the university until I was home. That's 8 kilometres. The wind was really strong sometimes too. I'm used to it by now, but I still find it annoying. I hope it won't be so windy when I have to go the university on Wednesday. On a side, the Danish weather forecast dmi.dk has recently redesigned its webpage and the new design is so bad. It doesn't work well on computer and not on smartphone either. The information is reduced now and takes up a lot of space. I preferred the old design. It was old fashioned, but it worked so well. Thankfully, there is an app for my smartphone that still uses the old design.
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    Within Temptation II

    Sound quality has never been a strong suit of Within Temptation's albums. The only releases that sound good are Enter and The Dance imo. The rest range from a bit thin (Mother Earth) to really bad. The Heart of Everything, The Unforgiving, and Hydra are the worst offenders. All three are too loud and sound muddy. They do not sound clear at all. Resist is a bit better and clearer, but it could still be improved.
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    Within Temptation II

    I listened to Resist a few times and I liked the electronic elements, but I didn't like how these elements pushed out the guitars in most of the songs. It's possible to do both. Like Sirenia did for example in Decadence: If Resist had followed more similar to that, I would have been estatic. Also, after a few songs the use of electronic elements seemed a bit formulaic and tiring. Resist still needs time to sink in, so I'll see how much I end up liking Resist. Hightlights: The Reckoning. I like how heavy it is .(According to Play Music, I have listened to the song 65 times since it was released), Raise Your Banner, Endless War. I have that line "You are fighting an endless war" stuck in my head. Low Points: Mercy Mirror. It had potential, but didn't live up to it. It's kind of a middle of the road song they way it is. Making it a ballad would have given it an edge.
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    Meanwhile, it's stormy and cold in Denmark. I feel like we haven't had winter up til now. Most of the time, it was around 5 degrees celsisus. That is quite warm for december and january. It also has only snowed twice for like 20 minutes or so. Instead, it has rained a lot. In the last two weeks, it got cold and stormy. I can hear it wind tearing at our house in my room upstairs. It sounds quite violent. Parts of Denmark even experienced a flood because of the stormy weather. Some places it was more than 150 cm higher than normal. The only positive thing about the weather in the last two weeks is that the sun comes out now and then.
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    What are you watching?

    I'm currently watching Grimm with some of my roommates. We're on series 2 now of out six. It's basically a crime drama with the beasts from Grimm's fairytales come alive. It's not flawless, but I like it a lot. The first series is good, but the second series is better judging by the first episodes we have seen. Let's hope it stays that way The show definitely has me addicted. I want to watch more, but I can't I have an exam for the next two days and I need to concentrate on that.
  10. The Name Of The Wind

    Within Temptation II

    I don't think I'll listen to the new single if it comes. I have already heard so much from the new album and it's only a few weeks more until the release. Hearing any more would spoil the album for me.
  11. The Name Of The Wind

    Poepmonsters Pub

    It's a sad day today in Denmark. We had the worst train accident in 30 years today. A part of freight train loosened and fell on the passenger train on the other track. Six people died while 16 were injured. The pictures I've seen are horrible. The train is completely destroyed. There's glass everywhere. Eyewitnesses also said there was a lot of blood. There's something I don't understand and which makes the accident even sadder. The bridge was closed for motor traffic due to strong winds, but a freight train holding trailers from trucks was allowed to pass. It doesn't make sense, especially since the particular trailer was carrying empty beer bottles.
  12. The Name Of The Wind

    Within Temptation II

    Both covers are beautiful I think <3
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    Epica

    I haven't bought a ticket, and I won't because the shows are too far away from me. If there was a show closer me, I would totally buy a ticket. I saw Epica a few years ago in Hamburg, and it was amazing. So here's to hoping that they livestream of the concerts like Within Temptation did yesterday. That would be great
  14. The Name Of The Wind

    Within Temptation II

    I think that in the first couple of songs Sharon didn't sound that good, but she got better later. By the second half, she sounded pretty good.
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    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    I am sorry for the formatting issues sometimes. My computer wouldn't register when I pressed Enter sometimes. 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 I didn't always agree with him, but his posts were almost always worth reading. 2) The MOSQUITO - award...........whose stingy posts and remarks were the most annoying ones for you? @Stefan2k4 and Great Eye. No explanation needed. 3) The BUZZYBODDY - award.........which member did spend the most time posting and replying on this forum? hunebedbouwer and serena 4) The JOLLYGOODFUN - award...........who made you smile, let you laugh the most this year? hunebedbouwer. I love his humour 5 ) The ROOKSTAR - award..........which newcomer/greenhorn did impress you the most? Nighttime Bird. 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? I am biased of course, but I think White Lagoon's current avatar is great. 8) The MOTFU (Master Of This Forum´s Universe) - award........who do you think was the BEST poster on this forum in 2018? hunebedbouwer and Magnus 9) The AH - OH - AH -award.........(yes, you got them on every forum) who is the biggest drama queen? Stefan2k4 and Great Eye 10) The PHRASIER - award.........who wrote the best post/remark/phrase in 2018 and what was it about? No clue. 11) The TOPGUNNER - award.........(different from no.8!!!) who is your FAVOURITE poster? hunebedbouwer. 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? I honestly don't care anymore. 14) The CLASS of 2018 - award.........which thread was your favourite during 2018? The thread for the Decades tour. I loved reading the experiences of other people. 15) The OFFTOPICCALLER - award........which member continously posts above, under and next to the thread subjects? hunebedbouwer. It's always funny though 16) The MUSICKFREAK - award........who do you think has the most CD´s/LP´s/DVD's at home? hunebedbouwer, judging by his knowledge about music. 17) The EXPLICITATOR - award.........who was the most in-your-face member of this year? 18) The POSTERFAN - award..........which member should post more? Eilenna. I miss her insightful posts. (I will perhaps add the last ones later on.) SOME FACTS OF LIFE QUESTIONS A) The best album of the year 2018 in your opinion? Riverside - Wasteland. The first album without Piotr and it's great. B) The most enjoyable song that was released in 2018? I can't choose just one this year. There are five: Indian Summer, Black Velvet Sun, While Love Died, The Reckoning and Raise Your Banner. C) What was the best thing you saw or heard on YOUTUBE this year? D) What was your favourite Nightwish-moment of the year? Seeing them live in Copenhagen last month. E) The best film you´ve watched this year? The Danish Girl. A powerful story, sensitively handled. F) What was the most delicious animal you´ve eaten this year and for veggies & vegans the most delicious vegetable? Not a vegetable, but a sort of cheese. I tried some Indian paneer for the first time in October. It replaced chicken breast in a dish I invented. I fried it together with carrots and some pepper in a mixture of sunflower and sesame oil, used curry spice, nutmeg, oregano and basil besides salt and pepper as spices. G) What was your best live music experience in 2018? Nightwish. The only concert I've been to this year, but it was great. H) IF Floor decided to become a farmer´s wife, who should replace her? (I know it´s a IF-question, but fun nevertheless)? No clue. Floor is a great fit for Nightwish, and I don't know who could repace her realistically. I) What was your favourite sports moment of the year? No clue. I'm not interested in sports. J) Best thing you watched on TV during this year? K) Who would you vote Personality Of The Year (worldwide - can be anyone) personally? My farther <3 L) What´s the best place you did visit this year? I have visited Strasbourg, France, countless times before, but each is as beautiful as the last. Definitely one of my favourite places to visit. Oh, and the Écomusée d'Alsace. It shows historic buildings of the Alsace region that have been relocated to this museum. It's very interesting. I also got some nice homemade and warm apple juice with spices. It was very tasty.