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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  1. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    @ImaginariumAn external BluRay drive for a computer is expensive compared to a DVD drive. I just checked amazon.de and the BluRay players start at 80€ while I bought my DVD drive for half of that a few years ago. On a student's budget it was the clear way to go and it's the reason why I haven't switched to BluRay yet.
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    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Why no DVD? I guess I won't be buying the live album then, because I can't play BluRays.
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    Epica

    @MainshowI also bought the CD in the release week and I remember the social media posts about it. Something went wrong in the manifacturing process of the CDs. I think they sent the wrong track to the factories or something like that. There were announcements on social media about it. Nuclear Blast took the CDs with the wrong track back if you had a receipt. As a intermediate replacement they put up a download of a MP3 and a loseless file on their website. That's what I have. I threw away my receipt before learned about the wrong track on the CD. The correct version with vocals and everything is on streaming websites like Spotify, Google Play Music, etc and on the CDs that were produced afterwards.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    If I'm not misrembering, that was The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for the Decades tour. Didn't they mention that the new albums was more band oriented? If that's the case, it would make sense to go with a different orchestra.
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    Epica

    @Mainshow The fans at the Epica concert I was at were well behaved, just like any other concert that I have seen. But there was a mosh pit and they kept pushing me into other people. It wasn't that bad though. Just a bit annoying.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    @crypt I was just about to post that Leprous song. I can't stop listening it. It's so catchy and different than what I expected from them. Alleviate and Below make me really excited for the new album, because if the rest of the songs are as good as these two, it's going to be a real treat. They're also coming to Copenhagen in November, and I'm definitely getting my ticket next month. That will be my first time seeing them. Can't wait for the both the album and the concert!
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    The Floor thread

    I can do that tomorrow. Actually, I can go through the whole live chat tomorrow. It won't take me that long. An hour, maybe two, so it's not much
  8. The Name Of The Wind

    The Floor thread

    @BiasedI can go through these parts for you. I'm not a native speaker either, but I was trained to fix these kinds of things as part of my university degree.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I like Tarja's chest voice, especially if she uses like she did in Dead Promises. It sounds really controlled and nice there. So think for now it should stay.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @Sophia Sounds really good. I hope it's better than The Shadow Self. That album isn't bad, but except a few songs it's boring. Up until now, I'm getting a What Lies Beneath kind of vibe from the songs. I like What Lies Beneath, so I'm not complaining. On a side note, In the Raw is released on the same as Lana Del Rey's new album, so I have two new albums to look forward to.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Around 6 feet (183 cm).
  12. The Name Of The Wind

    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Bought these two last week: Epica - The Quantum Enigma (replacing a broken copy of that album) Steven Wilson - Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm biased since Tommy is my favourite singer, but I hope it's the song with him. Hopefully, she releases it before the album.
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    Epica

    Yeah, the original is a bit much. Especially with the orchestra in the climax. Simone's vocals are heartfelt here. Powerful yet fragile. Fits the song perfectly. It's definitely my favourite vocal performance from Epica's early days. I also think that Simone does really well in ballads. Memory, Safeguard to Paradise, Tides of Time and Canvas of Life are good examples for this. Coen plays so well in Memory too.
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    Epica

    @YosheeI think TPA sounds better in the remaster, but CTO sounds good either way. I have a copy of a original edition of the CTO and it already sounds quite good in the original version. I'm not going to invest in a new copy of CTO, but I might in the case of TPA. Since we are already talking about the first two albums, I thought I'd share a few unkown songs from these albums. The first one is Falsches Spiel. It's the German version of Run for a Fall. It's quite different from the original though. There are no grunts, no choirs and the lyrics are quite different too. It also shows that Simone had a cute Dutch accent before she moved to Germany. Epica also covered Memory from the musical Cats for their We Will Take You With US DVD that contains studio performances of the entire TPA. It's a beautiful version of this song and shows that Simone was already a good vocalist in the early days. Finally, there is the piano version of Solitary Ground. It's part of The Score, another release that is hard to get. This version of Solitary Ground is my favourite. I think the guitars clash with the orchestra and Simone's vocals and the songs sounds better without them. To me, it almost seems like the guitars were an afterthought and that this the original version. I always skip the album and listen to this one instead.