Century Child

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About Century Child

  • Birthday 12/20/2000

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About You

  • Favourite Food
    Sweets. Chocolate, cake, ice cream, you name it.
  • Favourite Animal
    Birds and cats.
  • Favourite Beverage
    Hot chocolate and tea; strawberry lemonade in the summer.
  • Favourite Colour
  • Countries Visited
    Romania, albeit for less than a day, and Greece.
  • Do You Have Pets
    A cockatiel.
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Yes, piano.
  • Phobias


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    My brother introduced me to the band a long time ago, I was around 7 years old.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Just getting to see them live.
  • Best Live Song
    I can speak only for the ones I've actually heard in person. One of the songs that makes the mood amazing is IWMTB; also, of course, GLS, LROTD, TGSOE. And the more emotional ones too - how I wish I had experienced DBP live!
  • Favourite Album
    I love them all almost the same, so it's too hard to choose. Probably Imaginaerum though, if only by a little.
  • Favourite Song
    Almost all of them. There's a feeling they evoke that no other band has managed to come close to, and so it's hard to rank them.
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    I have to say that I love the EFMB (album) artwork.
  • Least Favourite Song
    Nymphomaniac Fantasia, the lyrics absolutely kill it for me, although the instrumental is very good. And BBB, for obvious reasons.

General Music

  • Best Concert Attended
    Nightwish, Bulgaria, 14.09.2016.
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Design Your Universe by Epica or Songs from the North I & II by Swallow the Sun
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Of course, Nightwish, and also Epica.
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Almost all new Bulgarian music is simply horrible, especially the thing called 'chalga'. A lot of the modern pop music. Techno, dubstep and other similar genres.


  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Doctor Who
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Does Imaginaerum count? :D
  • Favourite Author
    I don't have one, choosing a favourite is almost impossible. My current obsession is with Neil Gaiman.
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Too many to count.
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    I absolutely adore FMA - Brotherhood.

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  1. Century Child

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    DBP ripped my heart and shredded it to pieces. That's all. God, I love this band.
  2. Century Child

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Yes, very much so. I think both ways work, maybe I'd listen to one or the other based on my mood; I don't relate much to its rage anyway. But I can also understand why some might prefer only one of them - the difference is SO big.
  3. Century Child

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    I just listened to End of an Era and Buenos Aires back to back. Now, it's very obvious that they are drastically different - the new one packs one hell of a punch! - but there was one thing I really loved in particular. Listen to the way Tarja and Floor sing "don't lead me astray" the second time; specifically the word "astray". I love how different it is; Tarja's delivery is so sorrowfull, she's almost begging, while Floor is demanding and if you don't listen to her, she's going to kick your butt. Floor's delivery might fit better in the song overall, but my God, I love the way Tarja acts out this one simple word. A real beauty.
  4. Century Child

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Is it just me or does Floor sound a little not like herself in the very beginning? Not in a bad way; just a little different? Awesome performance from everyone though! They truly slayed it. After this and DatDDO, I simply can't wait to get my hands on the whole thing. I love the way it's shot AND the band is on top of their game. What an energy!
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    I'm... Disappointed. They blew me away with Masters of Destiny and I had such high expectations, then Burning Bridges was slightly underwhelming but still good. Now this one is just... Meh. Not my cup of tea. Maybe it'll grow on me after a few listens but right now I don't even feel like trying.
  6. Century Child

    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    Unfortunately, I really doubt there's much of a chance to hear BOTB live. If they didn't bring it back for the "golden oldies" tour... They probably will not do it in the future. It would be such a shame, so I hope I'm wrong but... Also: so many good songs on the last pages, you all gave me so many things to wish for. And I'm really hoping they keep Dead Boy's Poem, this one's golden.
  7. Century Child

    The Floor thread

    Oh wow, Floor sounds wonderful in this snippet! Can't wait to hear the entire song, Saturday can't come soon enough.
  8. Century Child

    The Floor thread

    This is gorgeous! I adore it. I doubt it's for Floor though, not really her style - mainly due to the curls on the skirt, I think. The first one seems more likely, I'd love to see her wearing it! Or if not this one, then some other piece by this designer, she absolutely rocked the Wacken one.
  9. Century Child


    I like THP more than TQE for sure; what you might call "more cohesive" is "way too similar" to me. I sort of feel like the songs are one and the same, at the beginning I found it really hard to remember them, to feel that they are separate and not just one thing over and over again. THP has more colour. That being said, I do like TQE a lot; the songs are all great, it's a very strong album. It's what got me into Epica in the first place. But THP is still superior to me. I mean, come on. It has Once Upon a Nightmare, probably my favourite Epica song of all time. What worries me slightly is that I never really got into The Solace System. Maybe it's because at the time I couldn't really register new music. Maybe I should give it another shot. But... It didn't really do much for me while everyone else seems to praise it. I have high hopes for the next album, so we'll see what happens.
  10. Century Child

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    It does for me! Can't wait!
  11. Century Child


    I'm so glad, I really wanted to see them! I'm definitely going, I even found some friends to come with me. So hyped! @Somebody's Lass, I couldn't believe the M&G prices as well... About 300 Euro here, and the standing tickets are 35! That's almost 9 times more. At least it means I don't have to wonder if it's worth it - it's simply impossible to give this sort of money. Come on, East Europe is poor!
  12. Century Child

    The NW Songs Commentary

    I've never put that much thought into analyzing it but I've always interpreted Tarja as a mother here, the mother of the "dead boy". That's what it's always felt like to me, mainly here: As he died, he will return to die in me again Weaving the cloth, giving birth to the Century Child Who gave his life not for the world but for me innocence reborn once more She sings softly, lovingly, and it seems like she is the person he loves most. Maybe the words "giving birth" made my mind go in that direction when I was younger and didn't know English very well and it just stuck with me. But it does still feel right - she sings softly through the entire song, with great care, like she's trying to bring comfort. She's the one who fears for the child, who cries for him. She mentions the boy as someone else and never "me". Marco, on the other hand, is the one who sings about his loss of innocence, he sings "I" and "me" - he takes the role of the dead boy. And, of course, he is the one that has lost his innocence and feels the pain of the loss. I also see the Heaven Queen as the mother, the one he seeks comfort from again, just like in childhood. The words "dead to the world" speak about loneliness, not being understood by others... There's a wonderful word in Bulgarian about this, I can even think of a few poems that illustrate it perfectly, I just can't really express it in English. Google translate says it's "alienation" so I'll go with that. Tarja joins Marco in singing "all the same, take me away/we're dead to the world"; mother and child alike feel this alienation - maybe that's what all adults must come to terms with; it's what comes to all with the loss of their innocence. But they are together in this, they have each other; they're "dead to the world" but together. I hope this makes sense. I'm not going to talk about each line; I think they're mostly clear in meaning - and the ones that are not I wouldn't be able to explain well anyway. But this is my general interpretation of this song.
  13. Century Child

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    I hope they will play at least one old song that they haven't played with Floor before, like they did with Stargazers during EFMB. Although that's a bit questionable - maybe after Decades they will want to bring the focus a bit more to the newer albums? More DPP and Imaginaerum? I'm not opposed to that thought either, there are some great tracks there. If they want to choose only one of the two epics, GLS or TGSOE, I think it will be TGSOE, most of them have said that they think it's their best song to date. Either way, I think it's bound to stay. Probably not in full, but still. I really want them to keep playing many of the Decades songs as I didn't get to see them during this tour - but I know it's unlikely. At least one or two oldies will remain, as well as the obvious singles. So, if they play 7-8 new songs, the rest could be something like this: Elan/Storytime/Amaranth/Nemo/WIHAA (hopefully only one of these + one new single, given how many other songs they could play it's a shame to fill more spots with singles, although I understand why they do it) Gethsemane/DADDO/STD (I feel like these were received very well so they are hopefully a possibility) IWMTB/My Walden (let's be honest, even if they play Elan, they will also play at least one of these folkish two - unless the new album has a similar one as well, in which case they'll probably choose it instead) Ghost River/Song of Myself/Romanticide (pure wishful thinking, I just really love them and hope to see them brought back) 7DTTW/Sahara (just because I think they worked well and also because aside from Amaranth, I don't realistically see them playing anything else from DPP - although I'd love PATP again too) DBP (fingers crossed for this one)/Ever Dream/Come Cover Me (for something softer) and maybe also a ballade: The Islander/Sleeping Sun/WYLASR YIAEH/Weak Fantasy/SBB TGSOE They could switch these in and out. This is a mix of wishful thinking and attempts to make it realistic so I'm not sure how well it works, and there are lots of other options too. A lot of it depends on what the new album will be like - for example, maybe they'll play a new soft song instead of Ever Dream, or if the new ones tend to be on the heavier side, softer old ones will be present instead of, say, 7DTTW. A balance between all albums is getting harder though. If they want to try something new from the previous albums, my vote would probably go mainly to The Pharaoh, Wanderlust, FantasMic, Dead to the World, Forever Yours, BATB, Whoever Brings the Night (I think it would suit Floor perfectly), Escapist, Rest Calm. I think pretty much all of them are highly unlikely though. I guess we'll see next year.
  14. Century Child

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I'm not sure how I feel about real-world issues as a lyrics theme, we already have enough of them everywhere. They tend to get overwhelming at one point. On the other hand, now that you've brought up Kinslayer - that's a song that handles it very well. If that's what is to be expected, I'm fine with it. In the end I know Tuomas will make it poetic and emotional enough to not feel like a news article... But I still don't know how I feel about it. I guess we should just wait and see. I have faith in him.
  15. Century Child


    It's Timo in Hunter's Moon, Charlotte said so on Instagram as an answer to a comment asking a few days ago.