Tonight is the night we honour the dead and guide their spirits safely to the spirit lands. Take a moment tonight to remember loved ones who have passed away. I, personally, have no candle or space to place a candle on the windowsill, but tonight shall be the first time I’ve been to my “safe place” in too long. And there I shall welcome the spirits and dance among them.
‘Twas the evening of Samhain, and all through the place were Pagans preparing the ritual space. The candles were set in the corners with care, in hopes that the Watchtowers soon would be there. We all had our robes on (as is habitual) and had just settled down and were starting our ritual when out…
‘When your parents talk to you when you’re watching Doctor Who’, more like. Or Sherlock. My mum has a habit of trying to guess ‘who did it’ in crime shows before the characters find out. But of course, she was wrong every time she guessed something when we were watching Sherlock.
Really? My mum was.right every time. She came upstairs after the first episode (she sent us all to bed so she could watch it) and said “I KNEW ot was the cabbir!”. Mum’s awesome at murder mysteries.
Which is precisely the problem—it was the Tarja Turunen show, not Nightwish. She was so very very talented, but, I dunno…they seemed so grave onstage with her. I love Nettie because they have so much more fun with her. They all really have a chance to shine and be kooky and joke around.
And, true, I prefer Tarja’s voice, but I much prefer the band’s stage presence with Anette. And she’s such a dear :)
I also find it great that the band’s returning to their fantasy routes. Tuomas was really depressed by Century Child, but now Anette’s there and we’re starting to see a bit of the old whimsical-with-a-dark-edge Nightwish, and I’m so glad she’s done that for them. I was so worried about Tuomas
Deαr Twilight, Our Chαrlie works with drαgons - yours is α bαd pαrent. Our Bella was a psychotic fighter - yours couldnt fight her way out of a paper bag. Our James was a Marauder - Yours was a creepy guy. Our Alice still loves her son even though she lost her mind - yours is an irritating, overly preppy child. Our Blacks are a complicated family warring between them over the rights of good and evil - yours are two idiots who think they know everything. Our Robert Pαttinson is good, loyαl, mαn who got murdered by Voldemort - yours spαrkled in the sun. Our werewolf died trying to creαte α better world for his son to live in - yours fought over α girl who wαs αlreαdy tαken. Sincerely, The people who wαnt you to stop steαling our nαmes.