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Not to be confused with: GiIvaSunner and SilvaGunner.

GilvaSunner (with a lowercase "L"), previously known as TimmyTurnersDad, was a YouTuber whose (now defunct) channel is parodied by SiIvaGunner. The GilvaSunner channel was active from October 2, 2010 to February 4, 2022 and contained a selection of mostly Nintendo video game music.

History

After the original SilvaGunner (with a lowercase "L") was taken down due to copyright (and subsequently retired from uploading video game music), two channels who also uploaded music, TimmyTurnersDad and BrawlBRSTMs, started up a collaborative tribute to the SilvaGunner channel called GilvaSunner on October 2, 2010.[1]

At some point in early 2011, BrawlBRSTMs left the channel, leaving just TimmyTurnersDad to run it.[2] When the TimmyTurnersDad account was suspended on February 7, 2011, GilvaSunner became his primary channel.[3] He would then use a picture of Timmy Turner's dad as his avatar until late January 2016, when he changed it to his current picture.[4] He began using the lighthouse as his channel banner in 2013.

Prior to the creation of GiIvaSunner (with an uppercase "i"), he had not uploaded since 2014. By that point, he had uploaded 6,313 videos to his channel and covered around 120 different soundtracks. He would return on March 21, 2016, to celebrate his channel reaching 150k subscribers. After this point, he returned to uploading again every so often. In June 2016, he uploaded the Kirby Planet Robobot soundtrack, but it was later removed due to copyright claims.[5] On February 25, 2018, he did his last batch of uploads for a while.

On August 13-14, 2019, a large portion of GilvaSunner's catalog of music was copyright-claimed on YouTube.[6][7] His channel was not copyright-striked and some soundtracks were still available on his channel. Between December 20, 2019 and January 3, 2020, he changed his channel description, removing the sentence about uploading new videos. Despite this, he returned on September 24, 2020, updating his Super Mario Sunshine playlist (due to the game being rereleased alongside an official soundtrack in Super Mario 3D All-Stars).

On December 8, 2020, he posted another update showing his uploads of Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. 3DS had been blocked.[8]

Beginning on January 29, 2022, almost all of GilvaSunner's soundtrack uploads were gradually blocked over a period of several days following a much broader copyright takedown request from Nintendo; on that day, GilvaSunner noted on Twitter that over 1,300 videos had been blocked.[9] On February 1, 2022, he announced that following the blocking of a further 2,200 videos, he had decided to delete the channel on February 4.[10] The channel was deleted at 12:00 p.m. EST. The GilvaSunner Twitter account would also be deleted on February 22.[11]

Abnormal uploads

See also: Category:Rips parodying GilvaSunner's non-rip videos

Remixes (100k, 150k, kirbtunes)

After he stopped uploading video game music in 2014, GilvaSunner would begin postings playlists of remixes, the majority of which come from SBFR, a Japanese remixing community (as GilvaSunner described it). Originally intended as 100k and 150k subscriber specials focusing on Nintendo songs, these would later be uploaded randomly as kirbtunes and only feature Kirby songs. For non-English titles, they were sometimes translated.

Instead of a logo, these featured artwork from SBFR as their background image. The video descriptions deviated from the standard as well, listing "Artist:", "Original:", and "Artwork:", which state the creator of the remix, the song it's based on (as well as the game of origin), and the creator of the background image respectively.

As far as the remixes themselves, there was nothing too notable aside from "нет головоломки?", a remix of "Puzzle Room" that GilvaSunner titled with a reference to the SiIvaGunner meme. SiIvaGunner would also upload an original Kirby remix, "Light", in the style of these remix uploads.

Specials / Random Stuff

Prior to the subscriber specials/kirbtunes uploads, GilvaSunner used a different playlist for non-OST uploads called Specials / Random Stuff. Most of these arrangements were live performances or bonus tracks on official albums of the relevant franchise, with three exceptions, two of them being joke videos, plus "35 Legends" which is a remix from SBFR.

Snowmobile Accident

On December 26, 2011, GilvaSunner uploaded the video "Snowmobile Accident". It consisted of video footage from the video "Grazy hill climb crash with go pro cam." by Kris Kenni Støvlbæk set to "Slider" from Super Mario Galaxy 2.

This video has been parodied multiple times on the SiIvaGunner channel: a video also titled "Snowmobile Accident", the two rips of "Slider - Super Mario Galaxy 2", "Jetski Accident", and "Skimobile Accident". It has also been referenced in a few videos, namely "SiIvaGunner YouTube Trailer", "The SiIvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special Part III: Episode 3", "Reveal Trailer Theme - Overwatch 2", and "Consistency | SiIva Swim".

April Fools' Day

GilvaSunner celebrated April Fools' Day at least four times. All of these uploads were later unlisted.

Notes

  1. On GilvaSunner, "35 Legends" was originally titled "35 Legends (Brawl Techno Mix)" (June 9, 2012). It was later renamed to "35 Legends ~ Brawl Techno Mix" (May 9, 2013).

References

  1. Archive of the GilvaSunner channel via the Wayback Machine; November 18, 2010.
  2. Archive of the GilvaSunner channel via the Wayback Machine; April 1, 2011.
  3. "GilvaSunner" on Wikitubia, the YouTube Wiki.
  4. Archive of the GilvaSunner channel via the Wayback Machine; February 3, 2016.
  5. "Sorry guys, had to delete the entire Kirby Planet Robobot playlist from YouTube just now. HAL claimed and removed a lot of the OST videos a few hours ago, so I don’t wanna take any risks. Please be careful with uploading HAL music, they are getting more strict!" - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; January 15, 2018.
  6. "Game over" - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; August 13, 2019.
  7. "And there goes Awakening. 115 videos in total blocked so far. They started manually with the most viewed content on the channel, and are now going through the playlists one by one I guess. Looking at the time of the claims, it seems these are coming from Japan HQ." - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; August 14, 2019.
  8. "Hi all, an update to this. As of a few hours ago, the soundtracks for Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart Wii have been blocked in its entirety on YouTube by Nintendo JP. I'll keep you posted if more claims come in." - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; December 8, 2020.
  9. "Over 1300 copyright blocks on the YT channel today. Here are all the soundtracks Nintendo has blocked this time." - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; January 29, 2022.
  10. "After thinking about this a lot over the past few days, I’ve decided that at this point it’s really not worth it to keep the channel up any longer, and will therefore delete the GilvaSunner YouTube channel (or what’s left of it) this coming Friday." - Archive of a tweet by @GilvaSunner via the Wayback Machine; February 1, 2022.
  11. @GilvaSunner's Twitter statistics on Social Blade.
  12. Archive of the Specials / Random Stuff playlist via the Wayback Machine; May 9, 2013.
  13. Archive of the GilvaSunner channel's video tab via the Wayback Machine; June 9, 2012.
  14. "GilvaSunner actually made the visuals for this. What a legend." - Comment by MtH.
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