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    Reddish purple
  • Favourite Place
    Somewhere with a nice view and loved ones
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
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  • Do You Have a Motto
    'The only permanent thing in this world is change'
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  • Do You Have Pets
    Yes, 2 dogs ♥


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    My father showed me some of their music back in 2004
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3 times
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Casually walking down the street and bumping into the guys
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    The music and the memories
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child and Once
  • Favourite Song
    Almost anything from the above, and let's give an honorable mention to Shudder Before The Beautiful, Wishmaster, Away, Sleeping Sun, Gethsemane, Passion and the Opera and Astral Romance
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    End Of An Era
  • Favourite DVD
    End Of An Era, Showtime Storytime
  • Least Favourite Album

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  • Favourite Singer
    Tarja for female vocals. And maybe Chris Rea for male ones
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Summer Wine, both the Ville Valo and the Lana del Rey verisons. Sona from Secret Garden. Eagle Eye from Tarja. And Solitary Ground from Epica. Apparently I don't have "a" favourite song.
  • Best Concert Attended
    I had the chance to see most of my favourite bands live, so there were quite some awesome concerts, for example Scorpions, Nightwish, Tarja, Sonata Arctica, Within Temptation, Poets Of The Fall, Epica & more. But to name a special one, that was Tarja in 2009
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    I don't lurk on random forums
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Nah... let's skip that


  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Grey's Anatomy, House, Lost, Supernatural
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    Dan Brown, George R. R. Martin, J. K. Rowling and Eckhart Tolle for non-fiction

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  1. Sophia

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    This is not exactly a current addiction, more like one of the few songs I've been going back to for years whenever I felt the need to relax. I've just listened to it again these days and I remembered how much I love it.
  2. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'd actually love to hear a full album from her with just songs like Eagle Eye, Mystique Voyage, Naiad and Oasis. That would be far from metal, but I'd love it. As an album, probably not as a full direction though, then I'd miss the other side of her. I love the variety in her music, I don't think she has to stick to a single genre if she doesn't want to. I agree about the american metal part though. (And at the same time, 2007 me would not agree, but I am so glad she's not doing the generic symphonic metal!) She just has to do it a bit more carefully, the Brightest Void kind of variety was a bit too random even for me. That was not a normal album, so it's not such a big issue, but still.
  3. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    So what can we know about the release date? I've come across pages saying that it's delayed today as well but no official source yet, is there any or there's still hope?
  4. Sophia


    I've listened to just a couple of songs from the album so far. But I am very happy Roy is back too, I have to make time to listen to the whole album soon!
  5. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    Whaat? Oh no, I hope it is not the case... I was so looking forward to hear some new music from them next month
  6. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I wasn't referring to you with that, sorry if it sounded like that, I just came across people, most likely very new fans, commenting on old videos as if Tarja would just refuse to sing that part and would walk away, that's what I meant. I am not saying that Tarja has always been flawless, but her versions of the old songs still stand closer to me. I just like her kind of voice and overall performances more. But this is nor the place or time where I want to discuss why I prefer one singer over another from two singers who I see both as great ones, so I am out of the comparison pit.
  7. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    About GLS (on which Floor has indeed done an amazingly good job at the beginning), I think that those vocalisations at the end which they added give something in plus to the song too and make it more impressive. Many people are blown away by that, yet they fail to notice that those weren't even there in Tarja's time and it's definitely not like she couldn't have pulled them off, she has done plenty of vocalisations like that since the beginning. This is just something I noticed. . Tarja is obviously not using her voice the way she did back around 2000, but her version of Passion And The Opera from 2007 is a gem for me. I loved the original too, but that song worked really well with the way she sang it later. I am really glad there is a good recording of it. Then recently she started to have a habit to sing some songs (including her own ones) differently, I guess she wanted to refresh them in a way, which didn't always work, but if she won't keep forcing it in the future, it doesn't bother me that much. I was glad whenever I had the chance to hear Nw songs from Tarja, it was awesome to still hear them from her, but I can understand why she'd let go of them. And her shows are great with or without those, so I don't mind.
  8. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    Raise Your Banner sounds good, I love it! The Reckoning has grown on me too, but this one left me with a much better impression from the start.
  9. Sophia

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I almost did! But turns out it wasn't as effortless an opportunity as it seemed at first, so in the end I felt like it's more reasonable if I'll pass it this time... (And maybe the fact that the forum went down right after I posted that was a sign too, lol! )
  10. Sophia

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Omg, a friend just texted me that she knows someone who is having an orphan ticket for their show next week, and if I'd want to go with them!! I wanted to see Nw during this tour, but it wasn't working out so I gave up on it, and I was at peace with it. And on top of it, I have my residency exam coming up THIS weekend (before the show, so it would theoretically work), but I CAN'T allow myself to get excited and be distracted NOW!!!! Help, what do I do...
  11. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I kept continuously making that mistake around 2007-2008. It was hell. I try not to get there anymore, it was more than enough. It's different now, though. But it has become clear that those songs with Tarja have become a gold standard for me, with very little chance to be topped by anyone. So I try to put the nostalgy away while looking at new stuff and just enjoy the things for what they are if I can. And if I can't I just move on and try not being bitter. I am not saying I always succeed. But I try.
  12. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I felt like that too for a while, haha! CITD might have a more unique style than TSS, maybe that's why people prefer it. Demons In You is fun, I wouldn't say it's a filler either. Maybe not one of her most impressive songs, but pretty cool. And, well, most albums have fillers anyway, it's not just her, so I won't be hung up on that until there's only one or two of them. But if I were her, I would't have chosen NBE as a single. I would have picked Eagle Eye instead, without hesitation, that song is truly beautiful. (And just imagine an I Feel Immortal-ish video for it!) But she got it right with Innocence. I love it as a whole package, song, video, vocals, lyrics, everything, that was perfect. That's pretty much the kind of music I want to hear from Tarja. Maybe with a bit more frequent lower-range vocals from her. I know that she loves her high range, she is good at it and feels comfortable there, but sometimes I miss her deeper voice. I think songs like Neverlight or Shameless would sound better that way.
  13. Sophia

    Nightwish Off Topic

    Well, for me the Anette-era is easily forgettable, even though I saw them live for the first time during those years... When I got used to the radical change in vocals, I had to deal with the fact that I really didn't like her live. I went to see them anyway, because I still liked the music. Then when I heard/saw Storytime I literally had a wtf reaction. That definitely wasn't what I wanted to hear from Nighwish. That is my least favourite Nw album. It's not like I hate it, it has some nice songs like SOM, or even LROTD, which I enjoyed a lot, and I really liked Turn Loose The Mermaids, Anette sounded great on that one, but I don't like the whole childish theme and sound of it. Then Floor appeared in the picture and I was like wow, this could be good. And I liked EFMB, but indeed, Floor has had much better vocal moments in the past and in live shows than on the album. And putting aside the fact that I was positive about the album because they once again had vocals which I liked, the album actually sounds pretty average... except for Shudder and The Toolmaker part of TGSOE, those are really awesome. I guess I've kind of been over Nightwish for some time already, to be honest... I just follow them because I did it for many years, and a big part of their discography is still my all-time favourite music, so I care... . Oh yes, Feel For You... I remember, back when I got into Nightwish, that and Dead To The World and Away were songs I listened to a lot. Good times... I loved how Tarja sang on those songs very much, and I also wish she'd sing more like that. But I like her operatic vocals too, so no complaints here. . That sentimental part of a reunion is something I also wish for! But the singing could be too much, haha. Tuomas said he doesn't want to ever sing again, if he'd sing with Tarja it would look very... telling. Like... "Okay, I really hate doing this, but... I would do it for you, to heal the scars and change the stars..."
  14. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    @EssexboyinwalesThat's really a pity... I can understand your disappointment, I would most likely be pissed too. I am sorry it turned out like that. I just felt the urge to defend them when I thought you are judging them generally speaking, because I loved them live a lot.
  15. Sophia

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I do agree with this. I enjoyed TGSOE live, I love the Toolmaker part a lot, it's impressive, but as a whole I definitely don't see it as their best song either. GLS, TPATP, Beauty Of The Beast and Fantasmic are all better songs if you ask me and oh, how underrated the last two are! TGSOE might be more professionally written than their early songs, but songs like BOTB and Fantasmic have more soul. But the truth is, Decades tour or not, I am not that crazy about them bringing back all the older songs I love, I am glad if they just play songs I enjoy live. Because (and I might be biased with this), bringing back my favourites from the old albums, to really mean something to me, would have to involve something among the lines of... But I just wrote a long post about a possible reunion-show with Tarja in the Nw Off Topic, so I won't repeat myself here. I'm still a bit sad that I couldn't make it to any of the Decades shows, I am sure it would have been an awesome experience.