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Not to be confused with: GiIvaSunner Termination and SiIvaGunner Termination.
"Here's to you, my better half."
―SiIvaGunner

The deletion of the GilvaSunner channel was acknowledged on the SiIvaGunner channel with a channel event on February 4, 2022.

Background

The GilvaSunner channel had been targeted by multiple copyright blocks from Nintendo that, at most recent, began on January 29, 2022.[1] On February 1, GilvaSunner announced on Twitter that he would be deleting the channel on February 4, as he didn't feel it was "worth it to keep the channel up any longer".[2] The channel was deleted at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Theme

The blank avatar used after the event's final rip.

The avatar used on February 5.

The avatar was changed to a profile picture previously used by GilvaSunner (itself a reference to TimmyTurnersDad, GilvaSunner's previous channel),[3] and the channel banner was changed to the original lighthouse image.

After the GilvaSunner channel was deleted, SiIvaGunner's featured video was changed to "Ending Theme - Super Mario Bros. 2", a rip that was in GilvaSunner's Liked videos playlist. After "Loneliness - Tengami" was published, it was set as the featured video and the YouTube and Twitter avatars were changed to a blank gray image (the exact shade of gray in the background of GilvaSunner's Antinous avatar). The next day, the avatars were changed to an edited version of the "Big Boss Salute" image, with Big Boss changed to resemble SiIvaGunner.

Rips uploaded

Most rips on this day were of games or tracks that were ripped on the GilvaSunner channel, but were previously not ripped on SiIvaGunner, especially those that had notable metadata deviations from the usual format. In keeping with this theme, almost every rip lacked a catchphrase in the description, since the catchphrase part of the rip format was added by SiIvaGunner, and wasn't part of GilvaSunner's channel. There was no particular theme to the jokes featured in the rips themselves, although there was a small lean towards ending themes, goodbyes, and other somber rips, especially near the end of the day. The event closed out with a reupload of "Final Destination - Super Smash Bros. Brawl", GilvaSunner's collab with SiIvaGunner for April Fools' Day 2016, followed by the first ever rips of Tengami, the game that GilvaSunner's banner image originates from.

The schedule for the event was different from usual: as a nod to how GilvaSunner always uploaded entire playlists of soundtracks at once, every game that had multiple rips for the event had each of those rips uploaded simultaneously. The sole exception to this was the final rip for the event, "Loneliness - Tengami", which was uploaded 30 minutes after the other Tengami rips to emphasize its status as the finale.

After the upload of "Loneliness - Tengami", a playlist titled "A selection of mostly Nintendo video game music" was created, which contains all of the event's rips. This was accompanied with tweets by @GiIvaSunner announcing the playlist and paying tribute to GilvaSunner. The channel remained largely inactive the next day, save for the avatar being changed and a post being published on SiIvaGunner's community tab.[4] After one last tweet saluting GilvaSunner, regular uploads resumed on February 6.

Timeline

Uploads

See also: Category:GilvaSunner Deletion

Tweets

Tweet Ref Note

I think it goes without saying that without GilvaSunner, we'd have no leg to stand on.

But our gratitude cannot be expressed with just mere words--so we've prepared tributes and melodies from the heart.
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL0CQjrcN8D3IVqv3Ryu1p3F6JfnUsnYm

[5] Posted after the release of "Loneliness - Tengami". The YouTube link leads to the "A selection of mostly Nintendo video game music" playlist.
Here's to you, my better half. Your legacy shall live on through everyone's celebration of video game music: high quality, or not.

The image embedded in the Tweet.

[6] A reply to the previous tweet.

Thanks again for everything, @GilvaSunner.

You're a legend in the eyes of those who live on the VGM battlefield.
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL0CQjrcN8D3IVqv3Ryu1p3F6JfnUsnYm

The image embedded in the Tweet.

[7] Posted on February 5. The YouTube link once again leads to the "A selection of mostly Nintendo video game music" playlist.

References

  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. Archive of the GilvaSunner channel via the Wayback Machine; March 2, 2013.
  4. Post on the YouTube community tab; February 5, 2022.
  5. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. Twitter. February 4, 2022.
  6. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. Twitter. February 4, 2022.
  7. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner. Twitter. February 5, 2022.
Events
See also: List of channel eventsBreaksEvents by season
Season 1
(Jan 9, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016)
GiIvaSunner (Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016)
GiIvaSunner Termination (Apr 4–12, 2016)

Good Night Break (May 30 – Jun 7, 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 – Jul 9, 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Jul 11 – Sep 29, 2016)

Season 2
(Nov 3, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)
Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 – Apr 5, 2017)
Inspector Gadget Takeover (May 14–25, 2017)
President Haltmann Takeover (May 26 – Dec 31, 2017)
Hot One Break (Jul 1–10, 2017)
Kazoo Master's Day (Aug 1, 2017)

Season 3
(Jan 1, 2018 – Mar 25, 2019)
Start of Season 3 (Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1–8, 2018)
Nostalgia Critic Takeover (Apr 9–15, 2018)
E3 2018 (Jun 10–14, 2018)
King for a Day Tournament (Jul 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018)
Halloween 2018 (Oct 31 – Nov 7, 2018)
SiIvaGunner Termination (Jan 4, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019)
Season 3 Finale (Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019)

Season 4
(Mar 25, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
April Fools' Day 2019 (Apr 1, 2019)
E3 2019 (Jun 9–14, 2019)
National Go Fishing Day (Jun 18–19, 2019)
EVORE (Aug 8–9, 2019)
King for Another Day Tournament (Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
MAGFest 2020 (Jan 2–5, 2020)

Season 4 Episode 2
(Jan 8, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)
SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival (Jun 18 – Sep 7, 2020)

Season 5
(Jan 3, 2021 – Jan 22, 2022)
April Fools' Day 2021 (Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2021)
SiIvaGunner's Inevitable Holiday Celebration (Dec 11, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022)

Season 6
(Jan 22, 2022 – Present)
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