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. 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?
  4. The Name Of The Wind

    Ask Floor [OPEN]

    Hello Floor, I would like to ask to you whether there are certain aspects about singing that you find particularly challenging? And if yes, which and what you do to tackle the challenge(s)?
  5. The Name Of The Wind

    Recommendations Thread

    @hunebedbouwer Thank you! This is a very thorough list. Now I've got some listening to do the next few days.
  6. The Name Of The Wind

    Recommendations Thread

    Continuing my post from the Top 100 songs thread. As I explained there, I love the soundtrack for the film Into the Wild. The only critisism I have is its length. That's why I'm looking for some similar music. The problem is that I'm not well versed in this kind of music and don't know where to start. These are examples from the soundtrack. I'm mostly looking for something with a similar instrumentation or atmosphere. Can anyone help? Maybe @hunebedbouwer?
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    THE NW-FORUM'S FAVOURITE TOP-100 SONGS OF ALL TIME

    I would like to replace whatever song has filled no 75 with Eddie Vedder- Hard Sun. It's a fantastic song from a fantastic soundtrack. Soundtracks usually don't work for me with the film, but this one does. It has a nice singer/songwriter feeling to it and fits the film like a glove. The only downside: It's way too short! Only 33 minutes of music isn't enough if it has a quality like this.
  8. The Name Of The Wind

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    Been listening to The Fourth Legacy a lot recently. It's fantastic, especially this song:
  9. The Name Of The Wind

    Food to die for

    @hunebedbouwerStrawberries are so good Especially if they come from your garden. I planted some strawberries last year and they gave a lot of fruit this year. They were so much tastier than the ones I could buy
  10. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    YesI'm so happy about the concert in Copenhagen! It's on a Saturday as well, so I will definitely be going.
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    Kamelot

    Not if they are well done. The music videos for Haven and The Shadow Theory are well done, if you ask me. They are certainly an improvement to other Kamelot videos I have seen (e.g Sacrimony).
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    Eurovision Song Contest 2018

    Honestly, the Israelian entry wasn't my cup of tea at all. Those chicken noises made no sense, and they were annoying too. I guess the song got a lot of votes, because it was "different" and about #MeToo. However, I really liked the Danish entry, and I hoped that it would make its way in to the top ten. Some other thoughts on the other entries: - The German song was also good. Very touching, and well performed. - Moldova had a memorable choreography, but the song was meh. - The Swedish entry was too slick; almost cocky even. I disliked that, and that's why I was pleased when it got only 21 points from the audience. When seeing the contest, one of my roommates said that she would rather hear him sing that seeing him perform, and I agree. - It was nice to see some metal in the contest, but the vocalist wasn't that good. The backing vocals were rather poor as well. - The Czech entry had some nice dance moves in the end, but the vocals were thin. - It was suprising to see so many entries to sing in their mother tongue. That creates a bit of diversity, even though I can't understand anything. Overall though, it was enjoyable as entertainment. (As always.) I think I will be watching it next year as well.
  13. The Name Of The Wind

    Eurovision Song Contest 2018

    I like the Danish entry. I was pleased when it made the finals. I don't expect it to win, but a position in the top ten would be nice. @NeoGeorg I also find the Israelian entry annoying. The "chicken noises" especially. Regarding the Danish entry, it sounds flat because of the background singers. They aren't very good. Other than that, I think it's fine. It's nice to a performance that isn't as bombastic as the others are. It creates a moment of calmness in the explosion that is Eurovision.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Honestly, I thinkt that EFMB is very safe musically. That's why I was disappointed with it. I've heard all the elements before. Still, I don't hate the band or EFMB. I simply feel indifferent about the album. Therefore, I don't listen to it often. I also don't say that EFMB is safe very often. I've done that maybe 10 times since its release. I still have hopes for the next album though, because often the first album with a new vocalist is very safe, and the second album is better. Back on topic, I second @Baki's question. When are rest of the European dates released? I want to know if I can see the band in Copenhagen or in Hamburg.
  15. The Name Of The Wind

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Meh. I don't hate TGSOE. I feel Indifferent about it, contrary to their other epics, which I like. TGSOE isn't bad or anything, but it goes on and on without a highlight. It's just not exciting to listen to.