I found it amusing that my dad was baffled that I ordered something from Finland. I guess he was wondering what I could possible want to purchase that was in a country like Finland. He seemed even more confused that Nightwish was from Finland and that they are my favorite band and that I'm going to see them live this spring. Lol, poor Daddy. Yet, regardless of his confounded state, he was nonetheless pleased that I was happy. ^_^
I've heard Elan several times.
It's a gem of a song. I get misty eyed sometimes listening to it. How people can say it's a bad song or that Floor sounds like Anette or it's "pop" or whatever else they say about it, is purely beyond me.
It's like NaruSaku/SasuKarin fans saying Kishimoto gave us the ending we got because he was a greedy bastard. I personally don't believe it. I personally believe that he wanted to end the series, and that if he didn't have to be restricted to genre standards and actually allowed to create, we may have gotten a better ending and a better overall product, and if Naruto was a seinen manga it probably would have been better too; alas, those are just my opinions, and I'll probably get flamed for being a "salty secret NSer", even though I ship NaruHina/SasuKarin/NejiSaku, and am very much anti-SasuSaku/NaruSaku, I'm still a secret NaruSaku shipper, I mean, seriously WTF?!
It's the same in the Nightwish fandom. You can't just not say bad things about Nightwish or Toumas (people love to hate him for some reason, never met the guy so I can't say if he's an ass or not like so many people claim) or about any of the three lovely vocalists the band has had the pleasure of preforming with: Tarja Turunen, Anette Olzon and Floor Jansen. And you aren't allowed to say nice things about the band too.
I hate Wishmaster.
Yes, I don't like Wishmaster. I think it's a weak album. While I love all the songs indiviually, I just don't like the over all album. It just doesn't do it for me.
Album rankings so far:
4. Century Child
5. Dark Passion Play
6. Century Child
7. Angels Fall First
8. ???????? (due to the up coming release of Endless Forms Most Beautiful)
People probably wonder what planet I'm from. How could Oceanborn be number three? How could dare put an Anette-Era album above Oceanborn!? D:
Um.... easy. I truly enjoy Imaginaerum over Oceanborn. Oceanborn is a fantastic album, but Imaginaerum is so... charming and the story behind the album, since it's a concept album (of sorts), is touching and wonderful. I love all the songs on it. And Once has always been a special favorite of mine. It was the second Nightwish album I bought and it is the album that my all-time favorite song by the band was release on. That song being Nemo.
I'm sure people wonder how I could love Nemo, but I do. It was the song that introduced me to the band and I was just so taken with Tarja's vocals and the overall sound... yes, Nemo is a special song for me.
Speaking of Nemo, I hate Tarja's cover of the song. She sings it so... differently now that she's gone solo. At least Nemo on End of an Era sounded similar to the album. Le sigh.
I also have high hopes for EFMB, yet I'm also expecting utter shit. It's a way to keep my excitement in check. Cause if I get my hopes up too high and it doesn't meet them then I'll get sad. Regardless, I'm expecting Floor to go fullout opera at some point during The Greatest Show on Earth. In all honesty that song I'm worried about the most. I mean, we were all kinda thrown for about seven minutes of spoken poetry at the end of Song of Myself (even though I adore Song of Myself).
But regardless of any of these things....
Kai and Wellyn are fucking canon baby!
PS: Go watch Big Hero 6, it's such an awesome movie. I want to live in San Fransokyo.