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?
    Just once, on May 6th, 2012 in Stuttgart. It was great :)
  • 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. @hunebedbouwerTherion are a great band. I personally only like a few of their albums, but I can't deny all of the music I heard of them is very well made. My favourite is Secret of the Runes, because I like that a choir so extensively. All vocals on the album are basically choir vocals plus one or two solo singers. It's very creative, and makes the band stand out. Back on topic, I have listened to the My Indigo album a few times today, and I think it's very good for what it aims for. A bit short perhaps, but it's certainly very good. It need a few listens more to sink in, but length, it could be one of my highlights from this year.
  2. Yeah, plus as far I know the cause of Jukka's insomnia is travelling. So I doubt he's coming back.
  3. Das Remaster klingt schon gut. Insbesondere DPP und Imaginaerum könnten gut und gerne ein Remaster vertragen. Bei den anderen Alben finde ich es nicht so notwendig. Von dem her finde ich, dass man sich Decades anschaffen kann, wenn man möchte, zwingend notwendig ist es aber nicht. Ich persönlich kaufe es mir nicht, da ich die Orginal-Alben schon habe und für mich nur Remasters von DPP und Imaginaerum.
  4. Nah, this is true. Nightwish are huge in Germany, and a lot of their audience is not into metal at all. I actually have a few friends who are not into metal, but they like Nightwish. The same goes for Denmark, and other places.
  5. Agreed. DPP would have worked with Floor, but Imaginaerum was definitely written for Anette. Scaretale is the prime example for this. Anette made the song come alive, while Floor's version isn't bad, it's definitely not as good as Anette's.
  6. I love an album like that, too. It doesn't have to be as extreme as Wild Card, but more powerful vocals from Floor would be appreciated. More Marco as well as more vocals from Troy. They have a lot of possibilities with the three vocalists they have, and I want them to use that. More soft vocals from Marco would be great as well. I am afraid that Nightwish will use only his angry voice again, but I think he has a beautiful soft voice. Think of While Your Lips Are Still Red or The Islander, and tell me that Marco sings bad there. Above all, I want some new ideas in the songwriting. EFMB wasn't bad in any way, but it lacked new ideas. I heard almost everything before, and I was disappointed by this. I don't want this to be repeated.
  7. The setlist is amazing! Now I really wish I could see them on this tour. Now I have to find if there's a way. Copenhell is still impossible, because it's too expensive. But the at the date at Hamburg might be possible, even though it's a Tuesday.
  8. I hope so. As it looks like right now, I am not going abroad in my next semester. That's why I hope that they come to Copenhagen or Malmö in autumn, because otherwise I won't be able to see them. Granted, they are coming to Copenhell (a festival), but that's in my exam period, so I am not able to go there. Edit: Besides, a one day ticket to the festival costs 940DKK (125€). I can't afford that.
  9. Thanks, but I already know to avoid Blabbermouth. I was reading the comments on Facebook, and these can be almost as bad as those on Blabbermouth.
  10. Sad news: The new album has been pushed back to October, due to the Kamelot album being released in April. An explanation by Andreas B: This is the original statement by the label: The band and the label received quite some backlash for the delay. I understand the frustration, but some of the comments were downright mean, especially towards Kamelot. I noticed this a lot times already, and I wish it would stop. It's annoying.
  11. Amy Macdonald - Under Stars Epica - The Solace System Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild Hanne Boel - Silent Violence Leprous - Malina Lorde - Melodrama Steven Wilson - To the Bone Tarja - Henkäys Ikuisuudesta The Dark Element - The Dark Element
  12. I know The post was meant for The Ladies' Topic. I accidentally posted it here. @some_dude_on_the_interwebs That had to happen
  13. I accidentally posted in the Nightwish Off Topic thread. The response was meant for The Ladies' Topic!. Could you move the post for me? Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks
  14. @dragonprincess About stopping split ends: I second cocos oil. I apply it once a week to the length of my hair, sleep with it, and wash it out with shampoo the next day. Other than that, I use conditioner every time I wash my hair. I apply it only to the lengths of my hair though, since my hair gets very greasy. Despite doing this, I still have split ends, but my hair has improved a lot. The cocos oil and the conditioner have definitely helped a lot. A general thing: It is better to wash the hair only once or twice a week at most. If it is washed more often, it will get drier and break more easily. Use dry shampoo between washing the hair. It removes the grease very nicely. You (general you) might have to try several dry shampoos before finding the right one. I had to try four different dry shampoos until I found the one I wanted use. It is this one: https://www.amazon.de/Algemarina-Trockenshampoo-normale-Kopfhaut-Pack/dp/B00CRWVDHS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518459056&sr=8-2&keywords=algemarina+trockenshampoo The scent is a bit strong, so I use it with an open window, but other than that, it's perfect. It removes the grease and makes the hair look fresh. All of the other dry shampoos I have tried did only of the things, and not both.
  15. I really like all of the songs that Sharon has released from her solo project. I have a feeling that it could one of the highlights this year.