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
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.
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