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?
    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 :)

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. The Name Of The Wind

    Conception

    It's going to be interesting to hear how they sound like more than 20 years after their last album. I splurged during their crowdfunding campaign, so I'll be getting the both download and the signed CD. I think that the single and the signed EP will get a special place in my collection.
  2. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I'm seeing Nightwish in less than two weeks from now. It feels unreal. I haven't really let that fact sink in. Hopefully I will have a blast. I'm really nervous and at the same time looking forward to the concert. It's the first time I will see them since 2012 and that was one of my favourite concerts. I hope that the Decades show will be as good
  3. The Name Of The Wind

    The Ladies' Topic

    Coconut oil is great too and not as expensive as argan oil. For a while, I applied to my hair once a week, slept with it and then washed it off with shampoo the next morning. The result: Soft, shiny and healthy hair.
  4. The Name Of The Wind

    The Ladies' Topic

    @Nocturnal QueenOne of my roommates has a similar length and problem. She said she experiences this because her hair too long for the natural oils to reach the tip of her hair. So I guess you need to keep motistuarising, because the hair needs the oil.
  5. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Some time next year I guess. That way it'll act as something to enjoy while waiting for the new album.
  6. The Name Of The Wind

    Within Temptation II

    Maybe they mean music cassette? That would make sense and it also shortens to MC. Besides, as far as I know it is a know abreviation for music cassette.
  7. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    In other words: I bought the ticket for Copenhagen today! I'm so looking forward to seeing Nightwish again after six years
  8. The Name Of The Wind

    Sirenia

    I wouldn't say that the new song is cringeworthy, but it certainly has bad parts (e.g. the first verse) and it has good parts (e.g. the chorus). But is it just me or the sound quality quite bad? It sounds really muddy. Sirenia's albums have always been a mixed bag in regards to the sound quality, but this is a new low with its muddy sound. The only album that has a really good sound quality is An Elixir for Existence, I'd say. All other albums range from acceptable to too loud. By the way, I have been listening to the first two albums a lot lately and certainly have something unique to them. The ideas behind the songs are simple, but they work well. The violin, for example. Just a single violin instead of an orchestra, but it works and it sounds so beautiful and haunting. It's something they lost they put the emphasis on the female vocals. And to be honest, my interest in Sirenia since firing Ailyn has been minimal. What happened to her wasn't fair and it has soured my feelings towards new Sirenia music and Morten in particular.
  9. The Name Of The Wind

    Kamelot

    That setlist is amazing! I would have dropped Ravenlight and Amnesiac, but other that I think it's fantastic. So many new songs on the setlist.
  10. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yeah, me neither. Besides, it is possible to make great music videos without a huge budget. One of my favourite music videos was done by one guy basically (besides the make up). He did all of the photography, editing, etc. It is this one: If I compare it to their most recent video which is the first one they did with a bigger budget, it is clear which one I prefer:
  11. The Name Of The Wind

    Northward

    I finally had the chance to listen to the song. It's very catchy and energetic. I really like it and now I can say that I look forward to the album
  12. The Name Of The Wind

    Northward

    It's on Google Play Music as well, but I can't listen to it. My internet connection is annoyingly slow. Too slow to listen to the song
  13. The Name Of The Wind

    Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015) - Pt. III

    I have to say that I appreciate EFMB a bit more after getting a new phone because I can finally hear what's going on. On my old phone everything sounded a bit muffled and lifeless. I can understand what Floor sings, for example. It was a bit hard to understand before, but it has gotten better. The reason for this has to do with the mixing and the sound quality of my phones I think. Everything else sounds better on my old phone, except EFMB. My new phone has a slightly unbalanced sound, with emphasis on the bass, but that works in favour of EFMB. It's still my least favourite Nightwish album to date, but does not mean it's bad.
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    The weather is totally crazy in Denmark as well. Until now, we have had over 50 summer days and right now we are experiencing a heat wave. At one place on Zealand, there were 33,1 degress in the last two days. It was hard to exist in this weather, because there was almost no wind, so it seemed even hotter than it was. Today, thankfully, there's a little more wind and it looks like the weather is going to change during the weekend. There's talk about some thunderstorms and rain. Hooray! This is great, because we are also experiencing a drought. It hasn't really rained since the beginning of June. The grass is more yellow than green and the earth is extremely dry. Therefore, there are several wildfires as well. If I compare to our last few summers, the difference is extreme. Last year, for example, we had a total of 13 summer days. There was a lot of rain, and everywhere we were talking about it wasn't really summer. Compare that to this year. It's like night and day. On the one hand it is nice to have so much sun, but on the other hand it comes with so many problems.
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    THE NW-FORUM'S FAVOURITE TOP-100 SONGS OF ALL TIME

    @hunebedbouwer So, when are you finally changing the song on No 75 to my recommendation?