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Top 7 Deaths in 2017

Disclaimer: This article has repeated use of swears. It is intended purely for comedic effect. Also minor spoilers for Justice League. It’s really minor. Also c’mon. It’s been out for a while now.

It’s not really my style to write listicles. I’m more prompted to write actual serious content for this blog, I suppose. But nevertheless, I ended up having fun writing this one. It’s fairly silly. I was tempted to make the title more memetic, but well… only so far I can go.

More people died in 2017 than in John Wick 2. That’s a lot of people.

Without further ado, here are my picks for the Top 7 Deaths in 2017:

#7: The ability of people to take a joke fucking dies

Sooo. Humans of Hindutva shut down last year after the page owner received death threats. Extremists will go to great lengths for their hurt sentiments, it seems. I’d say more about this, but, well… we’ve kind of covered some aspects before.

Kind of scary, honestly. Hope it doesn’t happen to us. (^へ^;)

 

#6: Superman fucking dies

So here’s that Justice League spoiler. It happens in the first five minutes of the movie anyway, the spoiler warning shouldn’t be necessary, but well, better to be safe.

The movie was pretty mediocre honestly. I just can’t really handle Ben Affleck as Batman. The plot was a bit cliché, not really much interesting going on, all of that.

Flash is best boy though. Easily the best part of the movie.

 

#5: Rick fucking dies

Aww yeah, Season 3 of Rick & Morty came out. Which means that people die gruesome deaths several times over. A fantastic season, to be honest. Everything played out perfectly.

The only downside is suffering the long wait for the next season. T_T

 

#4: Net Neutrality fucking dies

I’m not even going to put that guy’s picture on here. Makes me angry just looking at him. You know who I’m talking about. If not, just searching for net neutrality should answer that.

Regardless, the fact that legislation to overrule net neutrality was passed in the USA is kind of a milestone. Some providers globally already do segregate data usage of their customers, and this just gives them even more power.

In a situation where they already have complete control over an individual’s personal information, they further say “just trust us, we won’t make it unfair, promise”. What could possibly go wrong with trusting profit-driven multimillion dollar companies?

But as we know, plenty of internet providers would see this as an example to follow. Oh well. Let’s rejoice the freedom we have while it lasts. Enough preaching from me.

 

Third place is a tie. Both of them are marked with 3. Also they’re both just about my personal interests, so if you have no interest in anime or video games, just skip over it.

 

#3: Anime fucking dies

Unlike this show, most over this year failed to entertain. Also no apologies for using this image.

There was just a horrible dearth of good new anime series in the last year. I did see some shows of stuff I was invested in, but that’s really all there was. It wasn’t even enough to get me to watch those. All the new original series or adaptations looked terrible. Well, most of it is always terrible, but, well, can’t remember it being this bad.

Granted, there was Ao no Exorcist S2 which was supposedly good, and Fate/Apocrypha which I haven’t checked out yet but is… mediocre, I’ve heard. And apparently Dragon Maid was one of the better shows this year. (which kind of says a lot about the state of the industry)

Ah well. At least I have my TG:re.

 

#3: My wallet fucking dies

Steam sales are a strange thing. On the one hand, I look forward to them because I can get loads of games for real cheap. On the other hand, I always end up spending too much because the deals look too enticing and I want them all. ;_;

At least I’ve learned to control myself a bit. I only bought 9 games this year, I swear! Though I’ve only played 4 of them so far… I do have a real problem with hoarding.

 

#2: Shashi Tharoor fucking dies

This one had me in stitches when I first heard of it. So basically what happened was that actor Shashi Kapoor passed away, and people sent condolences to Tharoor instead, and some media outlets even reported that Shashi Tharoor had died.

It still cracks me up every time I remember it. I love it when this Mark Twain quote becomes reality. It’s just so hilarious.

 

#1: Chester Bennington fucking dies

PC: Rolling Stone

Okay, I’m being real here. Linkin Park’s lead singer committed suicide last July. I normally don’t get too emotional over deaths of celebrities or whatnot. But this one really hit me. I’ve listened to (and still do) Linkin Park for years and years now. Their music, and this man’s voice was a crucial part of my growing up.

I did really cry over it. I just… couldn’t believe it, or take it. He gave so much to the world. I hope he’s at peace now.

(Honorary mention)
#0: YouthSutra fucking dies

Okay, yes, we did kind of die for a while over the past two months. We were all pretty busy, but yeah, should’ve made more time for the blog. My apologies.

 

And that’s it! Thank you for perusing this listicle. It actually ended up giving me an idea for a proper non-silly one I could write, so, if y’all like this, you can look forward to another.

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4 thoughts on “Top 7 Deaths in 2017

  1. Although this wasn’t ‘serious content’ as you mentioned, I really liked this style and humour – was a nice and light first read for the day. #3 got me good hahah

  2. I think we could actually do good with occasionally having this type of post. Generally we look serious as shit for a youthblog.

    Well, I had a light read after a long while, really 🙂

  3. Is it right to name one dead if they come back?

    Also, the loss of HoH was three parts terrifying and one part sad. Unfortunately, that’s the state our society is crumbling down to. The same can be said about net neutrality in US. They really fucked up that one.

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