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YouChew's Best of the Year - 2016


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Hi there, gang. It’s me, Bio. I’m here once again to present the results of YouChew’s Best of the Year 2016, a year we shall remember fondly… NOT! Seriously, this year blew hot sticky chunks all over our carpet and never apologized for it. Frankly, I’m glad to see it's gone, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Ah, but it wasn’t all a complete jar of spoiled pickles because there were plenty of things we managed to find some enjoyment out of. You all voted for 'em, now we’re gonna talk about 'em.

=THE WORLD IN BRIEF=

As always, we begin with rounding up the best and worst 2016 had to offer in movies, television, music and video games.

~BEST MOVIE~

First, let’s turn our eyes to the silver screen. 2016 may have been a shitty year for political affairs, world relations and social issues, but we did get some cracking good films.

Your the nominees are:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Moana
  • Zootopia
  • Deadpool
  • Kubo & The Two Strings

And the winner is:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Two awesome new Star Wars films in two years in a row, are we lucky or what? The new direction with the franchise that we collectively, had our doubts, has surprised us yet again with another really well-made and intriguing film filled with the familiar things we love about the franchise, while also taking bold steps in a different direction to give the film its own identity and push the franchise in new and exciting ways. It really has give us the impression that Disney buying Stars Wars off George Lucas turned out to be a great benefit. Our cynicism was proven wrong, and we couldn’t be happier for it. Rogue One is bloody awesome, mate.

Runner-up:
Deadpool

~WORST MOVIE~

Of course, 2016, being the absolute colonoscopy of a year it was, felt more than compelled to squeeze out a few cinematic turds with the foulest of fumes to burn our retinas with.

Your nominees are:

  • Suicide Squad
  • Norm of the North
  • Ghostbusters (2016)

And the winner is:

Norm of the North

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Ye gods! And I thought Illumination Studios would be the culprit for making the absolute worst CGI-animated films this year. Where do I even begin with this loathsome piece of trash? Following the track record of what RedLetterMedia dubbed the movie industry’s Dump Month as “Fuck You, It’s January!” comes another horrifically-bad animated film that’s guaranteed to make you develop a sudden irrational hatred for polar bears. Not only does this festering pile of whale vomit look like an ugly-ass CG cartoon from the early 2000s with slightly better rendering, it’s plot is moronic, its writing is abysmal, fucking Rob Schneider is the lead voice actor and I have it on good authority that it actually bored children in cinemas. You know your film sucks when an 8-year old is watching the film, sees a fade to black edit and ask if the film was over, only to be met with more movie and groan with exhaustion from intense boredom. This lazy, incompetent excuse for a ‘film’ makes Food Fight look like a Pixar classic.

~BEST TV SERIES~

Television still exists? Well, yeah, technically. I mean pretty much everyone watches their favourite shows on the internet these days, but yeah, it’s still a thing.

Your nominees are:

  • BoJack Horseman (Season 3)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Steven Universe (Season 3)
  • Gravity Falls (Season 2)
  • Regular Show (Season 7)

And the winner is:

Gravity Falls (season 2)

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Fuck yeah, Gravity Falls is the shiz, mate! Ahem, by which I mean this series is terrific. A rare moment in modern television, especially for a popular cartoon series, Gravity Falls brings a second season full of great writing and it works through many smaller plots that link up to a huge plot at the very end. 'End' being the operative word here as the Pine Twins’s story of their summer vacation in Gravity Falls comes to an end and they have to go home, rather than a weird permanent summer vacation they would’ve had if the creator hadn’t have decided to give the show a definitive ending. And boy was it an awesome ending. Truly, a lovely, inspiring, funny and creative show we won’t soon forget.

Runner-up:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable

~WORST TV SERIES~

Of course there’s some garbage to wade through. It’s television, after all, the crowned-king of shite being passed off as ‘entertainment’.

Your nominees are:

  • Teen Titans GO
  • The Powerpuff Girls 2016 Reboot Series
  • The Walking Dead (Season 7)

And the winner is:

The Powerpuff Girls 2016 Reboot Series

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A very piss-poor attempt at rebooting a classic, no matter what medium it’s in, is always a recipe for disaster and this atrocious wad of chewed-up debauchery is no different. Now personally, I couldn’t care less that this thing exists in the first place, but there’s no denying why many, MANY people hate it. Aside from the very principle of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” being flatly-ignored, we have ourselves a reboot that does the complete opposite of EVERYTHING that made the original series interesting or clever or engaging. It ripped out the girls' personalities, made dated references to stale memes and made some really bizarre, cringe-worthy decisions. But I think the greatest crime of all was that they took an awesome, wacky superhero cartoon and made it flat and boring. When you were a kid and got home from school after a long day of boring classes, eating shitty cafeteria food and dealing with bullies, did you want to watch your favourite cartoon superheroes go to school and deal with the exact same crud you just went through that day? I didn’t fucking think so.

~BEST ALBUM~

What album made YouChewian ears sing with glee?

Your nominees are:

  • Bottomless Pit – Death Grips
  • We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
  • Black Star – David Bowie
  • Doom 2016 soundtrack – Mick Gordon
  • A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

And the winner is:

Black Star – David Bowie

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We may be young, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the older bastards, especially when they’re David Fucking Bowie, a legend in his own right. Sadly, Bowie was one of the many beloved creative talents 2016 took away from us, but he left us one last fantastic album that allows him to shuffle off the mortal coil with a bang. Godspeed, Mr. Bowie.

Runner-up:
Doom 2016 soundtrack – Mick Gordon

~WORST ALBUM~

Which album made YouChewian ears vomit with despondency?

The nominees are:

  • All Grown Up - BrokeNCYDE
  • Thank You - Meghan Trainor
  • The Life of Pablo - Kanye West

And the winner is:

Meghan Trainor – Thank You

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Meghan Trainor decided to take a page out of Taylor Swift’s book and quickly shed her '50s-inspired doo-wop style that made her kind of interesting and decided to become as boring and generic as most pop musicians are these days. Consequently, the album is rife with dull-as-dishwater songs that all feel very dated and lack any sense of nuance or subtlety. The content of these said songs are particularly obtuse and alienating as Trainor takes the term ‘vanity project’ to its literal conclusion, with lyrics that only exist to inflate her ego and make her look like a manipulative hypocrite with all the charm and social grace of soggy pineapple.

~BEST GAME~

Video games; they’re like movies that you can play! Yay! Which ones did we like playing the most?

Your nominees are:

  • Doom 2016
  • Overwatch
  • Pokémon Go
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot

And the winner is:

Overwatch

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The Team Fortress 2 knock-off with its Pixar-esque aesthetics ran home with the trophy for this one. The game really took the Internet by storm with Let’s Plays, streaming, used for visual background noise for boring YouTube Commentators who can’t be bothered to make their videos interesting, and of course, Rule 34 artists had a field day supplying fap-material of all your favourite Overwatch heroes. The game also had a weird controversy not long after the beta was released in which some rather pedantic individuals complained about Tracer’s butt on social media for some reason. I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention.

Runner-up:
Pokémon Sun & Moon

~WORST GAME~

Now to figure out which game made us want to snap controllers and hit the refund button on Steam harder than your mum hits the buffet.

Your nominees are:

  • No Man’s Sky
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Ghostbusters The Video Game

And the winner is:

Mighty No. 9

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YouChew has deemed this one the biggest disappointment of the year. Yet another hyped-up, crowd-funded game developed by a famous, critically-acclaimed veteran developer that went down in flames. In this case, it was Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune and his quest to make a Mega Man spiritual successor. The game was delayed many times and lots of suspicious activity and shonky dealings lead to much controversy surrounding the game. When the game was finally released, it was met with a resounding, “Meh”. The game was a disappointment with mediocre gameplay and graphics, a dull story, lifeless characters and was overall just felt like a big let-down for hundreds of Mega Man fans who had been yearning for a new game in a similar vain. We’re not angry, Keji, just disappointed.

~BEST EVENT~

2016 was a very stressful, depressing and harrowing year that we’d all rather forget, so what on Earth could we possibly salvage from the wreckage?

Your nominees are:

  • The Year 2016 Ending
  • Announcement of the Nintendo Switch
  • The Chicago Cubs breaking their century-long-losing streak
  • All the humanitarian aid given in severe conflict areas, especially in and around the Mediterranean Sea
  • The Church of Norway allowing the marriage of same-sex couples

And the winner is:

The Year 2016 Ending

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More terrorism, more stupid decisions from world leaders, more perpetual war, more disease, more senseless violence, more economic disparity, and a sudden influx of Nationalism being trendy online. Suffice to say, the bad really outweighed the good when it came to the world at large, and we at YouChew are just happy to see the back of this year. So long, 2016, you utter shit-heap of a year. Come back when you're a little mmmmm...NEVER!

Runner-up:
The Chicago Cubs breaking their century-long-losing streak

~WORST EVENT~

Jesus Christ, and I thought 2015 was bad. 2016 upped the ante by bringing as a constant barrage of sorrow, panic and depression with multiple mass shootings in the US, several horrific terror attacks in Europe, disease outbreaks of Ebola and the Zika virus, Hurricane Matthew tearing up the Western Atlantic, a little kid being eaten by a crocodile at Disneyland, The Brexit Controversy, The utter embarrassment to the democratic process that was the US presidential election, and a new beloved famous person many of us grew up with dying practically every bloody week. Stop the world, I want to get off!

Your nominees are:

  • The Orlando Pulse Shooting
  • The countless deaths of many beloved entertainment icons
  • The US Presidential Election Cycle

And the winner is:

The US Presidential Election Cycle

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Sweet mother of God, what a complete shit-show from beginning to end. A non-stop cavalcade of garbage that would’ve made the Founding Fathers spin so hard in their graves, we could’ve attached cables to them and harnessed the energy as an alternative fuel source. Americans nationwide were dealt a very lousy hand as they were given two of the most unlikable candidates arguably in US history, both sporting laundry lists of schemes, scandals and questionable acts that could’ve covered the length of several football fields. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made a complete mockery of the entire process as they resorted to the most asinine, childish tactics to get ahead. What was supposed to be an election of who would be the next leader of the most powerful nation on Earth felt more like a high school student body president election; complete with name-calling, smear-campaigns and good-ole fashioned bullshit. For some, they were true believers in these two schmucks. For others, they hesitantly voted for what they believed to be the lesser of two evils. for everyone else-and those who could do nothing but watch the madness from across the sea-believed no matter which one of these dickheads was elected, America was the one who would feel the burn the most. This election rendered the democratic process an absolute joke that will remain a stain of American political history until the end of time.

=YOUCHEW’S FINEST=

Time for some introspective navel-gazing as we look upon YouChew and its denizens and check out what us wacky creatures got up to.

~BEST POOP~

Naturally, we must start with those radically abstract and bizarrely entertaining videos that are the foundation of our community. So, who pooped best this year?

Your nominees are:

  • Swuidwarp Completes the Ritual - william_
  • Nui Visits Her Local Blood Bank – Dieathan
  • Robbie Rotten’s Many Mishaps in the Town of Laziness – Paperking99
  • LOOK MR. KRABS CLEAN FLOORS - ThemOldaBoys
  • Super Undertale – Stuart K Reilly

And the winner is:

LOOK MR KRABS CLEAN FLOORS – ThemOldaBoys

ThemOldaBoys managed to capture the community’s attention with a YouTube Poop that harkens back to the classic era with anarchic minimalism that shows that there’s no school like the old-school and reminds us that you don’t have to make a modern YouTube Poop with flashy masking, green-screening, plugin effects and references to current memes. Instead, ThemOldaBoys reminds us of YouTube Poop’s roots and presents a fantastic onslaught of stutter loops, speed-up/slow-downs, pitch-shifting and ear rape in a classic, hectic manner that is delicious in its simplicity, pacing and editing. It’s a wonderful video that urges us not to forget the classic editing techniques that made YouTube Poop so strangely entertaining in the first place.

Runner-up:
Robbie Rotten's Many Mishaps in the Town of Laziness

~BEST TENNIS MATCH~

The only sport most of us introverted, anti-social weirdos enjoy that takes the videos we love and transforms them into something even more wild, wooly and vastly fascinating as the personalities and editing sensibilities of two or more poopers collide! So, what match stood out the most this year?

The nominees are:

  • MVT Set 2: LaVie CestLol vs Nineroe
  • GameBop vs Nineroe
  • Homer's Acid Wave: Biodegradable vs Palette
  • AIDS Masterpiece Theatre: Paperking99 vs Palette
  • DOOM 3-Way: Soucisse Verte vs Metroid998 vs Biodegradable

And the winner is:

Biodegradable vs Palette

For the sake of avoiding awkwardness with talking about my own match, the following is provided by fellow Writing Staff member, TheOneManBoxOffice.

The contenders: Palette and Biodegradable. The theme: Various scenes from The Simpsons involving Homer and his shenanigans. The result: A YTP Tennis match that can make the late Dr. Timothy Leary (Google 'im if you don't know who he is) and all those other stoners believe that their drugs were laced with something else… and they liked whatever the hell it was. Entitled Homer’s Acid Wave, Palette and Bio put their visual pooping skills to the test to give us one hell of a memorable mindfuck that stood out as the best tennis match of the year.

Runner-up:
GameBop vs Ninero

~BEST COLLAB~

Nothing like a bit of jolly ole collaboration! Always popular and always fun, lets check out which collab we liked best.

Your nominees are:

  • The Vinesauce Collab – Master Sword
  • The MGM Lion Collab – Paperking99
  • YouChew’s YTP Secret Santa – Metroid998
  • The 90s Collab II – RyanYTP
  • The Drake & Josh Collab – EmpLemon

And the winner is:

The 90s Collab II – RyanYTP

RyanYTP wins best collab again, twice in a row, with a sequel to the first collab that one him the honour. Once again, RyanYTP and a whopping 80 poopers, take you on a 2-hour nostalgia trip of even more 90s movies, TV shows, video games and other assorted 90s stuff through the magic of Poop!

Runner-up:
YouChew's 2016 YTP Secret Santa - Metroid989

~BEST TREND~

You damn kids and your memes! Well, which memes tickled YouChew’s fancy this year?

Your nominees are:

  • SilvaGunner
  • Bee Movie
  • We Are Number One
  • FUCK BEES
  • GRAND DAD

And the winner is:

We Are Number One!

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Now a simple little song from the children’s television show, Lazy Town may seem innocuous and some may be puzzled as to why it would gain any traction on the Internet in the first place. Well, it has to do with several reasons, firstly being that the show gained traction as a YouTube Poop source and later another main source for the (Insert Media Here) But fad following the Bee Movie fad. Secondly, the actor who played Robbie Rotten, Stefán Karl Stefánsson is just a terrific fun actor many people on the internet seem to have gravitated to. So when news came out that Stefánsson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the awareness of a GoFundMe account to help raise enough money to pay for treatment was given the spotlight through the power of memes. Many, many "We Are Number One" parody videos flooded YouTube and the GoFundMe account received $116,000 to help fund Stefánsson’s treatment. As a result, Stefánsson may be well on the road to recovery, and it’s all thanks to the Internet at large getting behind the popularity of a meme-of-the-week to help someone in need. Rather heartwarming, really.

~BEST SITE MOMENT~

So, what was the single event that happened on YouChew that stood out the most?

Your nominees are:

  • The opening of the Restricted Area
  • Introduction to YouChew’s Best of the Year Awards
  • The YouChew Trading Card Game
  • The Creation of the YouChew Discord Server

And the winner is:

The Creation of the YouChew Discord Server

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After way too bloody long, the ancient fossil that was YouChew’s Ajax Chat was retired, and in its place, the site was given its own Discord server. The server itself is watched over by fellow member Mari and features its own custom emoticons of all our favourite long-running in-jokes and reference that have long-cemented themselves in the history and culture of the site. No doubt the voice chat feature will be useful for the next E3 stream.

* * *

Done and dusted. 2016 may have been an utter load of tragic, depression-inducing gobshite of a year as far as the outside world is concerned, but we pushed on despite our individual turmoils and were still able to enjoy ourselves with our favourite pieces of media and keep things happening as a community. And this year, YouChew will have its 10th birthday! May good things happen to YouChew and its members throughout 2017 and beyond! Thanks to TOMBO and Crazy Luigi for their input as I put this together.

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My match with Bio won 'Best Tennis Match'??

Weird.. but I feel honoured.

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(Now for the segment where Sixtyforce spouts some poorly-worded opinions that no one gives a shit about, HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!)

  • I don't know why WANO was the best trend. I fucking hated it, could not escape it for the longest time. Should've been worst trend. Not only was it everywhere, but I just didn't find it funny for the most part. I thought it was just a massive cesspool.
  • I loved Doom 4. It was the best game of the year imo and is my favourite game in the series. I'm kinda sad that it didn't get the winner, but I'm still happy to see it in the nominees.
  • The best tennis match of the year was easily, hands down AIDS Masterpiece Theater for me. Paperking's round 6 especially made for a fantastic close to an amazing tennis match.
  • As for 90s collab 2 being best collab of the year? No way, my praises can be showered upon ILVG3 by SerialK86. It was hyped like crazy and the payoff was well worth the agonising wait. And the collab as a whole was bloody stellar with fantastic entries from all sorts of people. SerialK outdone himself with this one.
  • I know that she isn't even on YouChew, which is probably why it wasn't even mentioned, but cool 1k sub speclo by Sylv3on would probably be my favourite YTP of the year. Maybe I'm a bit biased, since that video basically entirely forged my current style but I still think it deserves a mention as one of the best YTPs of 2016. Not to mention the glourious masterpieces that Tetrareux put out during the last few months of the year that skyrocketed to the top of the YC Top 10.

(There's nothing here for the Music, TV and Movie picks because I pretty much never watch TV/Movies or listen to new music, whoops).

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Haha i know my collab didn't win but I'm happy it got nominated

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Hey Biodegradable, you screwed up on the first paragraph. More specifically in the fact that you said "Frankly, I'm glad it's gone, and I'm sure I'm not only." Oh yeah, and a few other grammatical errors were found at hand also. (Not to mention the GRAND DAD meme isn't spelled right.)

3 hours ago, Sixtyforce said:

(Now for the segment where Sixtyforce spouts some poorly-worded opinions that no one gives a shit about, HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!)

  • I don't know why WANO was the best trend. I fucking hated it, could not escape it for the longest time. Should've been worst trend. Not only was it everywhere, but I just didn't find it funny for the most part. I thought it was just a massive cesspool.
  • I loved Doom 4. It was the best game of the year imo and is my favourite game in the series. I'm kinda sad that it didn't get the winner, but I'm still happy to see it in the nominees.
  • The best tennis match of the year was easily, hands down AIDS Masterpiece Theater for me. Paperking's round 6 especially made for a fantastic close to an amazing tennis match.
  • As for 90s collab 2 being best collab of the year? No way, my praises can be showered upon ILVG3 by SerialK86. It was hyped like crazy and the payoff was well worth the agonising wait. And the collab as a whole was bloody stellar with fantastic entries from all sorts of people. SerialK outdone himself with this one.
  • I know that she isn't even on YouChew, which is probably why it wasn't even mentioned, but cool 1k sub speclo by Sylv3on would probably be my favourite YTP of the year. Maybe I'm a bit biased, since that video basically entirely forged my current style but I still think it deserves a mention as one of the best YTPs of 2016. Not to mention the glourious masterpieces that Tetrareux put out during the last few months of the year that skyrocketed to the top of the YC Top 10.

(There's nothing here for the Music, TV and Movie picks because I pretty much never watch TV/Movies or listen to new music, whoops).

I think in terms of what kind of impact it had, it helped save the singer's life! The meme was raised as a cause (mainly by SiIvaGunner) to help the guy (who was facing cancer, I might add) get the cash needed to have surgery to help save himself, which it did. If that doesn't count as a positive impact upon the world of trends/memes, then I don't know what does. Also, there were some other things I wasn't too fond of or cared for all that much by comparison that wound up winning certain things (such as the rebooted Powerpuff Girls winning worst TV show over Teen Titans Go! or the Discord server winning out over the Restricted Area being officially included (again)). However, I'm just glad to have this down and over with already!

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While it's nice to see that my poop was the runner-up for Best Poop, I honestly don't think that it deserves the spot. I have seen many YTPs that I think deserve the spot rather than my poop. That doesn't mean I hate my video. God, no. I just don't think that it's one of the best poops of 2016. 

Still, thanks for everyone who voted for my poop, and congrats to all of the winners!

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I send my message that says: Congratulations to those in the pooper section of the awards who either won or got nominated. You will remain a part of YouChew's history for who you are.

Also,

"Television still exists? Well, yeah, technically. I mean pretty much everyone watches their favourite shows on the internet these days, but yeah, it’s still a thing."

Television still exists because of the bars and restaurants everywhere who have television that show sport events. The bowling alley next to my house gets packed everytime there's a big sports game going on.

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On 5/24/2017 at 4:03 AM, Crazy Luigi said:

I think in terms of what kind of impact it had, it helped save the singer's life! The meme was raised as a cause (mainly by SiIvaGunner) to help the guy (who was facing cancer, I might add) get the cash needed to have surgery to help save himself, which it did. If that doesn't count as a positive impact upon the world of trends/memes, then I don't know what does.

To clarify: I think it sucked as a trend/meme but what it did for Stefan Karl Stefansson (Robbie Rotten's actor) I can admire. I'm kinda glad it stuck around for as long as it did in that regard.

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