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2016 End of the Year Mix

Alright guys, I’m officially doing an end of the year mix for 2016. People are already familiar with the likes of Daniel Kim and Dj Earworm, I figured its about time for me to throw in my hat. 

But I kind of want to do something a little bit different. I care very little for the Billboard top 100. So instead I wanna make a 2016 Fandom/ Shitpost/ Soundclown mix, featuring cartoons, movies, TV, videogames, and viral videos.

I need samples. Seriously guys, I might be one of the geekiest guys to ever get his hand on audio editing software, but that doesn’t mean I’m representative of all fandoms. If something significant happened this year, I wanna sample it. It can be from almost anywhere: Movies, TV, Videosgames, Youtube…. the only real rule is it has to have come from either 2016 of really late 2015 (Undertale and Star Wars are both being sampled because of their influence on 2016, even though they technically came before.

Samples I’m already using

  • Here Comes a Thought Steven Universe
  • Megalovania Undertale
  • Space Unicorn Star vs the Forces of Evil
  • We’ll meet Again Gravity Falls (rest in peace)
  • My Fair Hatey Wander Over Yonder (rest in peace)
  • OST from Pokemon Go
  • The Compilation Song The Amazing World of Gumball
  • X Gon Give it to You Deadpool
  • Overwatch (exact sample hasn’t been chosen yet)
  • OST from Captain America Civil War
  • Kung Fu Fighting Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Try Everything Zootopia
  • OST from Batman v Superman (though I’m sure I’ll regret it)
  • Purple Lamborghini from Suicide Squad
  • Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Theme from Ghostbusters
  • Unforgettable from Finding Dory
  • My Guitar Gently Weeps Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Welcome to Night Vale (exact sample hasn’t been chosen yet)

Plus miscellaneous sound effects from where ever I can find them, and maybe a few drum breaks I happen to like. 

If you guys have a sample, either reblog this post with the sample in the tags or put it in my replies.

Thanks

tips for writing Star Wars fanfic/Star Wars roleplay things

  • it’s not concrete; it’s duracrete
  • viewports are the windows on ships
  • not a plane; ship or speeder
  • it’s not steel; it’s durasteel
  • books are rare; holorecords or datapads
  • it’s not a glass pane it’s transparisteel
  • caf is the equivalent of coffee
  • it’s not paper it’s a flimsi
  • medcenter is a hospital

Star Wars can be very similar to things we’re already used to, but getting familiar with some of these terms can make your writing really fit in with the universe

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Hollywood, It’s Time to Retire the ‘Loveable Misogynist’ Movie Hero
Thanks Max Rockatansky for showing us there can be another way.

I love Mad Max.  The character, that is, and yes I mean the version as portrayed by too-pure-for-this-world precious cinnamon roll Tom Hardy.  This version of Max Rockatansky was a game- changer, a turning point, and it’s not so much because of what he does do in the film (tortured gun-toting loners like Max are common) but what he doesn’t do. And the most important thing Max doesn’t do in Mad Max: Fury Road is be a dick to women.

This is remarkable because Max spends almost his entire movie surrounded by women.  While there is some debate as to who is the protagonist of the piece, Max is the main character as the audience views the story through his lens, the Nick Carraway to Furiosa’s Jay Gatsby.  So in a movie with a male lead, it’s an extreme rarity to see a supporting cast that’s even half female, let alone mostly female.  And the most revolutionary element in Fury Road isn’t necessarily the quantity of female characters (though that is certainly extremely noteworthy, considering the relative paucity in most other movies that aren’t romantic comedies), but that gender doesn’t inform character interaction.  Max doesn’t alter his language or actions when he’s interacting with any of the women.  He doesn’t need to remark on girls doing non-girl things like shooting or punching, he doesn’t need to second guess anyone’s abilities and his ego isn’t bruised when Furiosa is his better at certain skillsets.  Here’s a male lead who isn’t driven by insecurity about his masculinity.

Why is that so rare?

The release of Jurassic World several weeks later, and the subsequent eye-rolling at the dull, played-out Beavis and Butt-head-level way that Chris Pratt’s character treated his female co-lead was placed into even more stark contrast by how people embraced Hardy’s Max.  Loveable wink-wink, nudge-nudge misogyny in your male lead isn’t a problem unto itself.  The problem is sheer volume.  It seems like with tentpoles and franchise properties that aren’t aimed at children, the lovable misogynist is a handy stock character if you want your protagonist to be flawed but relatable.  After all, if the Hollywood bro-club presumes the audience doesn’t respect women, why the hell should your protagonist?

These things seem to come and go in waves, but it’s nothing new.

“Lovable misogyny rarely furthers a narrative or builds interesting characters; it’s just there because it’s normalized.  And, again, this is not an issue of volume, it’s an issue of the pervasiveness for that being the go-to Thing when you want to give your male lead a character arc.  It usually doesn’t add anything (I’m looking at you, Age of Ultron “prima nocta” joke that everyone hated), it’s just set dressing that’s placed there for no reason other than the assumption that the drooling caveman audience will get confused at its absence.  It’s 2015, it’s not weird for women to have jobs and fix cars and punch faces anymore, move on!“

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.