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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Conception

    Ever since I got to know Conception in early 2014, I wanted them to reform. Their last three albums are all fantastic, and it didn't seem like they ran out of creativity at all. However, I thought that a reforming was close to impossible with Roy being retired from music business. Now that they are back and Roy as well, these are fantastic news! I'm so excited I already pre-ordered the signed EP and the download of the single. So excited for when the EP and the single will drop!
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    Therion

    Continuing the conversation with @hunebedbouwer about recommending a Therion album I find it difficult to recommend one studio album to you, because they don't the capture how the music of the band evolved. This is why reccommend the live album/DVD The Miskolc Experience to you. It is a performance with an orchestra and choir, and has two fold concept. The first part consists of classical pieces from composers like Dvorak or Wagner, but it has a song from the band as intro, rearranged as a classical piece. The band is only used sparingly to support the most dramatic parts. That works very well, and the performances are great. You can skip the first part if you want to, because the second part consits of songs covering Therion's career. The setlist conists of one or two songs from each album from Theli to Lemuria/Sirius B. That means, the DVD gives a good overview of their music like, and how it changed during what I consider their best period. Afterwards, I would start with the Lemuria/Sirius B double album, since it is like @Symphonikermentioned similar to Nightwish, and showcases their talents very well. After that, I would listen either Vovin or Secret of the Runes. One word of caution: Don't do what I did. I started with Gothic Kabbalah, and while it is a very good album, it is very different from the rest of their music. Gothic Kabbalah has less orchestra, and focuses more on the band. It is more power metal, and Therion are usually not a power metal band.
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    Within Temptation

    @hunebedbouwerTherion are a great band. I personally only like a few of their albums, but I can't deny all of the music I heard of them is very well made. My favourite is Secret of the Runes, because I like that a choir is used so extensively. All vocals on the album are basically choir vocals plus one or two solo singers. It's very creative, and makes the band stand out. Back on topic, I have listened to the My Indigo album a few times today, and I think it's very good for what it aims for. A bit short perhaps, but it's certainly very good. It need a few listens more to sink in, but length, it could be one of my highlights from this year.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yeah, plus as far I know the cause of Jukka's insomnia is travelling. So I doubt he's coming back.
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    Decades - An Archive Of Songs (Best Of 1996 - 2015)

    Das Remaster klingt schon gut. Insbesondere DPP und Imaginaerum könnten gut und gerne ein Remaster vertragen. Bei den anderen Alben finde ich es nicht so notwendig. Von dem her finde ich, dass man sich Decades anschaffen kann, wenn man möchte, zwingend notwendig ist es aber nicht. Ich persönlich kaufe es mir nicht, da ich die Orginal-Alben schon habe und für mich nur Remasters von DPP und Imaginaerum.
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    The Old Era

    Nah, this is true. Nightwish are huge in Germany, and a lot of their audience is not into metal at all. I actually have a few friends who are not into metal, but they like Nightwish. The same goes for Denmark, and other places.
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    Nightwish Off Topic

    Agreed. DPP would have worked with Floor, but Imaginaerum was definitely written for Anette. Scaretale is the prime example for this. Anette made the song come alive, while Floor's version isn't bad, it's definitely not as good as Anette's.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I love an album like that, too. It doesn't have to be as extreme as Wild Card, but more powerful vocals from Floor would be appreciated. More Marco as well as more vocals from Troy. They have a lot of possibilities with the three vocalists they have, and I want them to use that. More soft vocals from Marco would be great as well. I am afraid that Nightwish will use only his angry voice again, but I think he has a beautiful soft voice. Think of While Your Lips Are Still Red or The Islander, and tell me that Marco sings bad there. Above all, I want some new ideas in the songwriting. EFMB wasn't bad in any way, but it lacked new ideas. I heard almost everything before, and I was disappointed by this. I don't want this to be repeated.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    The setlist is amazing! Now I really wish I could see them on this tour. Now I have to find if there's a way. Copenhell is still impossible, because it's too expensive. But the at the date at Hamburg might be possible, even though it's a Tuesday.
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    Nightwish will start "Decades" World Tour in March 2018

    I hope so. As it looks like right now, I am not going abroad in my next semester. That's why I hope that they come to Copenhagen or Malmö in autumn, because otherwise I won't be able to see them. Granted, they are coming to Copenhell (a festival), but that's in my exam period, so I am not able to go there. Edit: Besides, a one day ticket to the festival costs 940DKK (125€). I can't afford that.