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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    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
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    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.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    My choir has learned this song and I love it. It's so hypnotic that I can't stop listening to it. It's also something I can finally sing along to since it's not too high
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Sorry for the delay, but I needed some time to figure out what I think. Here are my thoughts about the concert in Copenhagen two weeks ago: - From what I could hear, Floor's vocals were on point. Some songs like The Kinslayer that I thought wouldn't work with contemporary vocals worked really well. In general, I really liked Floor's interpretation of all songs. Particularly Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean was impressive. - Speaking of that song, I like how Marco covered Tapio Wilska's parts. It was different, but it worked just as well as Tapio Wilska's parts did. - The band seemed to have fun. I didn't feel that they were static at all, but liked performing for us. - The songs that really got the crowd going where the most well know: Wish I Had an Angel, Amaranth, I Want My Tears Back, Nemo. In the middle of the concert, they performed two or three crowd pleasers in a row and I found myself wishing that they would have cut one of them. - These pyros were very hot. I was in the tenth row or something, but I felt like the pyros were five metres away from me. - The sound wasn't perfect. It was very loud (I should bought some of ear plugs that the venue was selling), and throughout most of the concert it was a bit difficult to hear Floor singing. Speaking was no problem, but vocals were a bit low. - This is why I reget standing so close to the stage. I had a nearly perfect view from where I was standing, but the sound wasn't that good. It was probably better in the back. Since there were big screens showing the scene, I wouldn't have needed to worry about not seeing the stage. - The screens on stage weren't distracting at all. They added a nice touch to the show. - My feet were killing me by the end of the concert. I arrived at 17:30 and stood non-stop until the concert ended that 23:05. Overall, it was great! The only thing I would change is not being as close to the stage as I was. Other than that, it was fantastic. If I had the chance to see the Decades tour again, I would do it in a heartbeat
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    My Winter Storm: Best: Oasis, Boy and the Ghost, The Seer Worst: Ciaran's Well, Poison What Lies Beneath: Best: The Archive of Lost Dreams, Crimson Deep, the radio mix of I Feel Immortal Worst: Little Lies Colours in the Dark: Best: 500 Letters, Mystique Voyage, Medusa, Darkness, Deliverance Worst: The middle part of Lucid Dreamer, Until Silence The Brighest Void/The Shadow Self Best: Too Many, Supremacy, House of Wax, An Empty Dream, Witchhunt Worst: No Bitter End, Goldfinger, Innocence (I like the piano parts, but I think that the rest of the song is boring)
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    Within Temptation II

    I'm a bit sad because I was really looking forward to hearing some new Within Temptation material. Both The Reckoning and Raise Your Banner are great appetizers for the real thing and that made me excited for the full album. Here's the full announcement:
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    Conception

    @CalinnI got it while the forum was down. Yesterday in fact. Luckily, I had the download to cover for the CD. So it looks like delivery was just very slow. I hope it won't be that slow with the EP.
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    Conception

    Question for those who bought the signed CD-single in the campaign: Did you receive yours? I got my shipping confirmation 10 days ago on the 2nd, but I am still waiting for mine I am slightly worried that my CD got lost in the shipping process, because normally it doesn't take so long to ship something from Norway to Denmark.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    I am at the bus stop waiting for my bus to the train station. The concert was amazing! I will write more tomorrow since it is difficult to write on the phone.
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    Eure nächsten Konzerte

    Heute ist mein zweites Nightwishkonzert. Diesmal in Kopenhagen. Ich freue mich schon riesig
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Thank you!
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Could one of you who is at the concert today please what time the concert is finished? I just want to know so that I can plan for tomorrow.
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    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.
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    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