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The Monochrome Pause was a temporary pause in uploads on the SiIvaGunner channel. It marked the end of the beginning of The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis.

During this event, the rips' videos and thumbnails were in black and white (most of them being "pause screen" themes), and the description was changed to full lowercase "please read the channel description. nice" or slight variations of it.

History

Throughout December 2016, The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis arc was in full motion. Episode 6 was uploaded on December 31, 2016. However, in January the series was nowhere to be seen, except for a fake Episode 7 and a fragment of Episode 8. At the time, there was no explanation for the sudden disappearance of episodes, within the lore or otherwise.

Then, the channel unexpectedly stopped uploading on February 15, 2017, after the upload of "Pause Screen (Mother's Caption) - Kirby Planet Robobot". At the end of this rip, the video turns black and white, coupled with the animated background turning static. It is yet unknown who pushed the pause button, although it is presumably the Voice Inside Your Head.

Meanwhile, the SiIvaGunner Twitter account was taken over by Wood Man (as indicated by the full lowercase punctuation). He complained that he has been left outside for several weeks, before trying to find the pause button.

The next day, "See You Again - Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious" was uploaded, exactly one month after the beginning of the hiatus. This rip (as well as those who followed during the event, at an average rhythm of one per day) was in black and white down to the thumbnail of the video. Wood Man however commented that he had not found the button yet. He even managed to upload an entire album still without finding the "unpause button".

On April 3, "GO MY WAY!! - THE iDOLM@STER" was released but Wood Man claimed he had nothing to do with it, theorizing that it had probably been scheduled before the pause by the Voice. The avatar of the channel had the previous day been changed to a new one featuring the Voice's head in a new pose and in color, though it soon turned black and white as well. Two days later on April 5, after a day's worth of Haruka Amami jokes, the pause finally ended with the release of "Time Beam! - Kirby Planet Robobot" seemingly putting the Voice back in charge. Later, "Kirby's Triumphant Return - Kirby Super Star Ultra" was uploaded to celebrate the end of the pause, similar to how "Kirby's Triumphant Return - Kirby Super Star" was uploaded to celebrate the end of the Good Night Break.

Finally, on April 19, "MEGALOVANIA (Chex Mix) - Undertale" was uploaded. This rip is actually an announcement video from Chaze the Chat which, among other things, explains that the Monochrome Pause happened because the development of Loves the Ladies (Episode 7) took much longer than expected and caused the channel to be active for too long after its intended ending. To rectify this, he redefines said ending to simply be the end of Season 1.

Timeline

Uploads

See also: Category:Monochrome Pause, Umi Sonoda's Birthday, April Fools' Day 2017, and GO MY DAY!!

February

March

April

Tweets

Tweets that are simply links to uploads are excluded.

February

Tweet Ref Note
have u ever see a tweet that was so cool that you copy it word for word [1] Posted on February 22, one week after the release of "Pause Screen (Mother's Caption) - Kirby Planet Robobot".
why hasnt there been any uploads in two weeks? not nice [2] Posted on February 28, nearly two weeks after the release of "Pause Screen (Mother's Caption) - Kirby Planet Robobot".

March

Tweet Ref Note
dude ive been outside for like two weeks. you cant just pull the plug on me, i have feelings too [3] Posted on March 1.
people who steal tweets need to be gassed [4] Posted on March 9.
you aint gotta like it cause the hood gone love it [5] A reference to a lyric from "Hood Gone Love It" by Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar, posted on March 9.
im trying to find the pause button on this thing but i need to buy a cake first. a blue cake. blue like the ocean [6] Posted on March 15. This may be a reference to the blue frosted cake Robbie Rotten regularly eats in LazyTown.
dont tell the voice lol [7] A reply to the previous tweet.
nice @PoliSlix [8] A reply to a tweet by PoliSlix, posted on March 15.
i hope you're having a nice birthday up there in the great beyond umi >:] [9] Posted after the release of "See You Again - Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious".
i havent found the pause button just yet guys just gimme a sec [10] Posted on March 15.
hey there lads, hope yall had a good st patricks day. don't forget to listen to the irish thin lizzy [11] Posted on Saint Patrick's Day after the release of "The Boys Are Back In Town - Guitar Hero Metallica".
youtube.com/watch?v=5C_j3vRbYc8 nice [12] A reply to the previous tweet. The YouTube link leads to "The Boys Are Back In Town - Guitar Hero Metallica".
to celebrate the one year anniversary of volume 1, i updated it to version 1.01 lmao. https://gilvasunner.bandcamp.com/album/gilvasunners-highest-quality-video-game-rips-volume-1 full change log in description [13] Posted on March 30, one year after the release of GilvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips: Volume 1.
oh shit lmao i forgot to change one more thing. album has changed one more time. nice [14] A reply to the previous tweet.
im your biggest fan!! happy bday bro keep balling 🏀🏀 @toonlinkirl [15] Posted on March 31 to celebrate toonlink's birthday.

April

Tweet Ref Note
weird. i didnt upload that last video [16] Posted after the release of "GO MY WAY!! - THE iDOLM@STER".
lmao the fuckin voice must have scheduled it before the pause [17] A reply to the previous tweet.
oh well, that reminded me that today was haruka's birthday. i guess i could make some more rips for her tomorrow. nice [18] A reply to the previous reply.
i checked the channel and that was the only video he had scheduled prior to being paused [19] A reply to a reply by Cosmic199X: "but if he paused after it was scheduled, wouldn't the schedule be delayed?"

Gallery

References

  1. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; February 22, 2017.
  2. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; February 28, 2017.
  3. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 1, 2017.
  4. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 9, 2017.
  5. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 9, 2017.
  6. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 15, 2017.
  7. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 15, 2017.
  8. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 15, 2017.
  9. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 15, 2017.
  10. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 15, 2017.
  11. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 17, 2017.
  12. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 17, 2017.
  13. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 30, 2017.
  14. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 30, 2017.
  15. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; March 31, 2017.
  16. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; April 3, 2017.
  17. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; April 3, 2017.
  18. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; April 3, 2017.
  19. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; April 3, 2017.
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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