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
    Imaginaerum, closely followed by Oceanborn.
  • 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, Einar Solberg, 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 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 my 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

    Within Temptation II

    Resist falls somewhere in the middle for me. Some songs like Trophy Hunter or The Reckoning sound heavy to me while others like Supernova aren't heavy at all. I still think the heaviest album they've made since Enter/The Dance is The Heart of Everything. It has some lighter songs, but these are fewer than on Resist. The Heart of Everything is also a lot darker Resist, if you ask me. It was my introduction to WT, and it's still my favourite ten years later.
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    Leprous

    The concert in Copenhagen was amazing! The setlist was great. They only played only songs I love. There only songs from Coal onwards though, which I don't mind as I like their music from Coal onwards the most. The songs from Pitfalls fit suprisingly well with the rest of the setlist. They also had a cello player with them. He added a lot to their music and they found ways to include in the older songs as well. Sometimes he was front and center on stage, which suprised me. This is the quite the contrast to the concert with Tarja I attended a few years ago. She also had a cello player, but I couldn't hear him at all. The sound at Tarja's concert was really bad, mostly because the venue wasn't equipped for this kind of concert. This wasn't the case with Leprous. I could hear everything just fine. They closed with one of my favourites from Pitfalls: The Sky Is Red. They played the full song and it sounded fantastic! I tried to snap a few pictures during the song, but my phone couldn't handle the ligtning. The other pictures from the concert turned out pretty good considering my phone is a few years old. Pitfalls is my album of the year so far. I love everything about it. The music, lyrics, vocal and instrumental performances, everything. So hearing these songs live was great. So was Einar by the way. He's a fantastic vocalist and slowly turning into one of my favourites.
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    Nightwish Off Topic

    Scaretale is one of the songs that Anette did better live than Floor in my opinion. I think it's one of her signature pieces. She has nailed that witchy quality to her voice that Floor doesn't have.
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    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Link? I tried googling, but couldn't find it. Edit: Never mind. I found it. Here it is: https://www.backstagerockshop.com/collections/nightwish/products/nightwish-decades-live-in-buenos-aires-dvd
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    The scent of a new member is totally mine

    Welcome, @Fugazi! I hope you'll enjoy it here.
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    Concerts You're Going To Attend Or Have Been To Recently

    I'm going to see Leprous on Monday. Can't wait! It's my first concert since I saw Nightwish last year.
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    Your TOP-5 of ANYTHING

    I should probably wait with this, but here are my top 5 albums released after 2010: Nightwish - Imaginaerum Haken - The Mountain Kamelot - Haven Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    River out of Eden or Out of Eden don't sound particularly Nightwishy to me either. I think they sound generic and Nightwish has better album titles than that.
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    Draconian

    Yay! If it's as good as Sovran, I'm happy.
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    The Old Era

    Because it was Floor who was supposed to replace Anette. Initially, she was fine being replaced when on maternity leave, but when she learned it was Floor who was her replacement, Anette suddenly rejected it. She wanted someone else to replace her. To be honest, to an extent I understand Anette's feelings here, even if they're not entirely justified. I think she was worried about the fans' reaction on her return. Floor is a much better singer than Anette, and getting her back after Floor could be considered a downgrade, where Anette would face backlash. After what she went through after replacing Tarja, I don't blame her. I remember reading that she was sent death threats from angry fans, and I don't think she wanted to repeat that. Now, that hypothetical situation with backlash could have been softened by communication. But I think it would still have happened.
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    The Old Era

    I would like Anette to come back for a song or two in a one-off show for nostalgia's sake. Same thing with Tarja, Jukka and Sami. But I think that the chances of Tarja and Anette returning are very slim, so it's a hypothetic discussion anyway.
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    Christmas songs!

    This is probably my favourite Christmas song, but especially in this recording. It's a traditional Scandinavian Christmas that was given a new arrangement and performed by a gospel choir from Oslo. It doesn't sound like traditional gospel song though. It's more modern (there's even a guitar solo!) and lyrics aside, it's not obvious that it's a Christmas song. But that's precisely why I love it so much. Many Christmas songs I know feel so saccharine to me, so it's refreshing to hear a song that avoids this. This is another Christmas song in an arrangement I like. It's another traditional Christmas song that was given a new arrangement. Though this version it's a more traditional gospel song than the previous song. This version has some interesting loud/quiet dynamics that show more in live performances than in the recording. Interestingly, I was introduced to both songs last year when my choir learned them. This year, we're singing them again and I'm very happy about this. They're both so much fun to sing and sometimes they're both stuck in my head for hours; especially the last part of Mitt hjerte alltid vanker. It's so catchy and hypnotic. On a side note, I know one of the soloists in the second song. She's in my choir nowadays and a great singer.
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    What are you watching?

    I recently watched Dark, a German language show on Netflix. It involves a small (fictional) German town, disappearing kids and time travel. There's some solid acting and writing as well as some mindbending concepts in this show. The music is great too. I can't wait for the third season, which comes out in June next year!
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    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    I think she did. But maybe she changed her mind? It wouldn't be the first time.
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    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    I'm waiting for a Danish date as well. I can't afford to travel far, so I depend on there being a Danish date or something in northern Germany (other than Wacken).