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"2015 KYM Calendar" and "KYM Sings!"

Last posted Sep 16, 2014 at 04:56AM EDT. Added Aug 22, 2014 at 02:32AM EDT
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(Please do not TL;DR. Important!)

Hello there KYM! While it may be a bit early for Christmas cheer my most recent suspension has given me a “vacation” to make room for some admittedly much needed time organizing and putting down my thoughts into words. In preparation for KYM’s favorite christmas present.

So, if you were here last year, a quick look at the title and you know (mostly) what this is about. And I will be talking about that part first, simply because out of the two this one is guaranteed.

If you weren’t here last year, or had not heard about it last year, allow me to explain.

This is a follow up to my “2014 KYM Calendar”. A mock pin-up calendar with the users of KYM as the months. Considering it’s success and how much fun it was, I’ve decided to do it again this year. However, as I had noticed last year, a set of clear cut “rules” and sense of order/direction is not only nice, but also necessary to get a project like this together. So, this first post will serve as a central hub of information; and while liable to potential change, should remain mostly intact. Having worked out most of the kinks from last year.

1. No user who was part of the calendar last year (had a month), will be part of it this year. I see it as only fair and I’m sure you will understand.

2. Until further notice, there is to be only 1 user per month.

3. While it happened last year, I must say I’m going to put an end to the “first come first served” aspect of the project. Where users who first arrived asked for a month and then “got it”. I will still take requests and consider them, however I will be more active in setting out on my own and asking other members. Now even though it may not be necessary, I feel as if I have to explain myself in order to not come off as a jerk. As there are four reasons for this. One: I feel as it is unfair to other users, arriving “late to the party” and not having a chance at all. Two: While this may sound “mean”, I want to pick users who are more well known throughout the userbase. Given that this is a community project, I would want this to have as much reach as possible. Though I want to make it clear that this will not become a “mod party”, nor do I want to give off the impression that I am cutting anyone off behind the “red velvet rope”. All I’m saying is, if in all of your time at KYM you’ve been lurking, chances are you’re not getting in the calendar. Three: I feel that users who are “hand picked” by me will give me more attention regarding the project. As last year, I had noticed that some users were far more accessible than others. Four: While this is a project for everyone, it is still something I am undertaking, and as such I feel as it is within my power to make such decisions.

4. Some dates important to the internet/KYM/Specific memes may be added as “Mock Holidays”. Some insight/suggestions for these would be appreciated.

(THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE FOR THOSE SELECTED TO BE IN THE PROJECT)

1. Keeping with the tradition, I must ask that for your “month image”, you leave me with more than just your profile picture. Quite honestly, because it’s boring. Here below are some options as to what you could do:

(a): Like the years before, send me a photo of you in the flesh with your profile pic as a mask. In this picture you can be doing anything you want. Smexy pose, walkin’ down the street, riding a dragon…..

(b): You could take it a step further, cosplay as your avatar; or take up a persona to your avatar/profile. Similar to my robe-claddened, silk wearing, rendition of “thegreato”.

©: If you or someone you know has the art skills, you could send in a specially crafted picture for the calendar of your profile pic.

(d): If you would REALLY want me to, you could commission a cosplay from me to serve as your month pic. Though I prefer it to be of you in the flesh or a specially commissioned high quality picture mentioned above.

2. While I understand that some may not have the means to do so easily, I must still request that the images sent in be of the highest quality they can be. No reason other than it will make a finer final product.

3. While there is no reason to feel rushed, nor should there be. I must say that while there isn’t and most likely will never be an official “due date”. I would ask that all of the photos be turned in well before (about a week/ a little less) the planned “release date”, New Year’s Eve.

4. When sending photos in you can use any means, site, or service available to do so. However I request that the link be sent to me via message, as opposed to posted on the forum or my wall. It being that not only is it a more direct and efficient way of getting it into me, but also it keeps the element of surprise for the great reveal. :3

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Now this is where I bring up the other thing in the title. (And also as to why I’m giving myself more time.)

This came to me as an additional stocking stuffer alongside the Calendar, and it was something even more ambitious. And so, as opposed to the calendar which is guaranteed to have a final product, this on the other hand is far more up in the air.

Without further adieu, “KYM Sings!”

Now, if you peruse the internet as much as I do, you may have come across such things as “/a/ sings” or “/v/ sings” in which the merry boards of 4chan lend their impeccable voices to the mic and sing for our amusement. I intend to follow this formula, with some minor changes.

That being that all of the songs sung will not simply just be covers. Rather a mixture of covers, parodies, and original songs. The original and parodies being arranged in reference to KYM itself or the internet and specific memes in general. In short, what I’m trying to say is that there is much more variation involved. As an example, here is a small list of possibilities for potential songs. Each in their own state of completeness:

“KYMball” (Orig)
“We’re Mods!” (Parody of “We Are!”)
“Spooky Scary Skeletons” (Cover)

With this being said, it is in a far less developed stage of development than the calendar. So the general rules are going to admittedly be much shorter and less descriptive.

1. Being in the calendar does not directly tie you in with “KYM Sings!” and vice versa. The two being similar, are still separate projects.

2. I will still exercise the same amount of control in regards to who gets “in” as was with the calendar, albet more complicated. As for some songs, more singers/ background singers would be appreciated and much needed, while for others I would want specific users lending their talents.

3. Now here’s where it gets a little tricky….I don’t expect everyone to be immaculate….or even good. In many cases this most likely will add to the charm, or even in some songs, be required. However, for SOME of the songs I must say the bar is set a bit higher….not ALL that high. But still, higher. On this level songs will be mandated.

4. While not related to “talent” quality, again I would ask that the audio clip recordings be in the highest quality possible. I understand that not everyone has a studio quality mic, but for the sake of the potential final product I would request it.

5. In regards to those who are selected, when it comes down to the means of recording your audio use whatever you wish. However I would recommend using Soundcloud based on quality and simplicity.

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PHEW!

Well with that out of the way, I must be honest. I’m excited about starting up this project again.

It’s fun, brings the community together, and when’s all said and done leaves us with an actual product. (Something I’m going to improve the quality of compared to last year’s first attempt)

So buckle down, get ready, and prepare yourselves.

The ride is about to begin!

Last edited Aug 22, 2014 at 02:34AM EDT
Aug 22, 2014 at 02:32AM EDT
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Muffinlicious the Eridan Fan wrote:

Wow, both of these sound awesome! I honestly can’t wait.

Ah! Just the person I was looking for!

Now, would you like to be in the calendar? You’re one of the few people I’ve already decided on having a potential place.

Aug 22, 2014 at 02:49AM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

Ah! Just the person I was looking for!

Now, would you like to be in the calendar? You’re one of the few people I’ve already decided on having a potential place.

Sure! I’d be more than happy to participate.

Aug 22, 2014 at 03:09AM EDT
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This sounds pretty fun. Can we claim months or are they assigned?

Aug 22, 2014 at 06:48AM EDT
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Spider-byte wrote:

This sounds pretty fun. Can we claim months or are they assigned?

Yes, you can request a specific month along with your request into the calendar.

Aug 22, 2014 at 06:54AM EDT
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ButtonMasherBot wrote:

This sounds interesting. Can you link last year’s thing here? For reference.

Here you go. (I assume you mean the photos)












Yeah, as I said I’d definitely want to improve on the quality this time around (to be honest I underestimated some things in addition to not giving myself enough time), and I would really like it that those selected would follow the guidelines.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:28AM EDT
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Spider-byte wrote:

OK I’m in. Can I have April?

I’ll consider it.

There are only a few people I definitely want to be in the calendar. And there’s gonna still be a lot more room for others. Keep in mind you’re one of the first requests of many….but yes, I’ll take note of it.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:54AM EDT
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I’m thinking about joining, but I’m not sure which month to choose. I am planning on doing a drawing of me, at least my avatar form, and something that represents the month that I choose though.

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:30AM EDT
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Can I be in the calendar again this year if I use a different broomstick?

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:38AM EDT
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yeah i want to be in i honestly don’t care the month but i’d prefer march.

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Aug 22, 2014 at 11:45AM EDT

I’m interested in joining the calender. I would like to make a spring related drawing so I would like April or May.

Aug 22, 2014 at 12:30PM EDT
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If it’s possible, I’d consider an autumn/fall month. I think I may draw myself, depends though. Might get a good picture.

Aug 22, 2014 at 01:00PM EDT
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What is up my fellow users I am Deltalemon and would like to be on the calendar again.

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Aug 22, 2014 at 01:17PM EDT
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Let me in or I’ll murder you in your sleep. Kindly, like with a pillow. I’ll kill you with comfort. Yeaaaaaaa.
Also, being as December would bring much joy to Mr. Skeltal (since that’s my birthmonth)
Behold: my amazing paint skills

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Aug 22, 2014 at 01:22PM EDT
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I’ve actually been wanting to be a part of one of these for a while.

If it’s okay, can I take June? I’ll draw something up and give it color when I can. (Not colored pencils, I’ll redo it on MS Paint)

Aug 22, 2014 at 08:08PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

Hey, can I get the dimensions for the calender?

Heh…I haven’t gotten to that yet.

But also an announcement.

Just recently I have found out about General Yi’s decision to permanently leave KYM…I was still under the false impression that he was returning at the end of summer….

Knowing about his struggles with this site as well as his relation to me, being my first friend and subsequent mentor at KYM…I was to offer him a guaranteed position in the calendar….

This is a message I sent to him not 15 minutes ago…..
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“Yi…I just found out about your decision to leave this site today…I’m upset by it…but I understand and I won’t try to stop you. However… before you go, I’d like to make one final request. One last fight. A send off for my first real friend and mentor on KYM.

Yi. I’d like to ask for your participation in my KYM 2015 Calendar as an honorary month and “KYM Sings!”:
http://knowyourmeme.com/forums/creative/topics/28819-2015-kym-calendar-and-kym-sings

If this reaches you….you are free to decline. I will understand if you do not wish to participate. Perhaps I think to highly of it…but I believe that you deserve it. A goodbye to everyone, a final farewell.

Yi…if this does not reach you…or you decline, I want you to know something. You were a kind and great soul, who brought a warmness and kindness everywhere you went. You abided by your principals and left an impression on everyone. Even though you were a man of the faith and I was not, I didn’t let that change (not that I would with anybody) my feelings about you. And I believe that you were the same……

Yi…from the bottom of my heart….

Thank you for being my friend.

Regardless if I hear from you again, or if you participate. This will be sung in “KYM Sings!” in your honor.


If Yi responds and agrees he is not only to be given a guaranteed spot but also complete control over the month of his choosing.

If he doesn’t….then he is to be left out…but 100% beyond a doubt the song will be added to “KYM Sings!” and sung.

I hope you all understand and respect this decision. Thank you for your time.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:01PM EDT
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The 2015 KYM Calendar: Dedicated to Yi

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:04PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

Hey, can I get the dimensions for the calender?

I don’t know if this helps but a Standard wall calendar is 8.5″ × 11″ witch is just your standard printing paper.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:09PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

The 2015 KYM Calendar: Dedicated to Yi

To Yi….and everybody who said their goodbyes this year!

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:12PM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

To Yi….and everybody who said their goodbyes this year!

Should we try putting together a “people we lost this year” bit – like they do at the Oscars?

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:28PM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

To Yi….and everybody who said their goodbyes this year!


God speed, you super priest saiyan.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:29PM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

To Yi….and everybody who said their goodbyes this year!

God bless GY.

(Still ashamed of myself for being late to say my good byes to Yi.)

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:39PM EDT
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I’m not volunteering for the calendar since it already seems full and I don’t think I’m important enough to have a spot, but I might just do the singing thing. Don’t consider this me signing up, I’m just considering it. My main problem is that I prefer to stay completely anonymous and revealing my voice would kind of ruin that (even though it’s just a faceless voice). Also, I might be a little rusty. I considered myself pretty okay at some points (not necessarily good, but good enough), but I’m probably pretty rusty. I’ll get back to you on that later. By the way, is there a cut-off date? Since it’s a holiday thing I’m assuming there’ll be loads of time.

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Aug 22, 2014 at 09:39PM EDT
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Platus wrote:

Should we try putting together a “people we lost this year” bit – like they do at the Oscars?

Definitely an option. :)

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:44PM EDT
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Sam wrote:

I’m not volunteering for the calendar since it already seems full and I don’t think I’m important enough to have a spot, but I might just do the singing thing. Don’t consider this me signing up, I’m just considering it. My main problem is that I prefer to stay completely anonymous and revealing my voice would kind of ruin that (even though it’s just a faceless voice). Also, I might be a little rusty. I considered myself pretty okay at some points (not necessarily good, but good enough), but I’m probably pretty rusty. I’ll get back to you on that later. By the way, is there a cut-off date? Since it’s a holiday thing I’m assuming there’ll be loads of time.

You are totally important enough to be involved. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:51PM EDT
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Just an idea I had. It’s completely fresh outa’ the oven so it just an idea. For those who don’t get into the calendar, for every “KYM Sings!” song we perform we could have an “album cover”. Of course then the picture would have to match the song, like an album cover with you as the model….

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:01PM EDT
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Heh, kinda want to join KYM sings I don’t know if I’ll be picked however.
Speaking of songs we could do, I vote we do a cover of any of these:
-Any Metal Gear Rising song (Red Sun wold be my vote.)
-Any Anarchy Reigns song
-The Littlest Hobo theme

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:01PM EDT
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Alright, Platus, you’re probably mostly kidding, but I’ll try out for December if it’s possible. I don’t really care what month and just consider me low priority. If someone needs to be kicked, make it me.

Also, it seems awfully hard for me to make anything coherent for my picture since my profile has never had any lasting themes. My avatars and my username both randomly change. Most likely even if I can think up something it’ll become irrelevant quickly.

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:11PM EDT
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Is it okay if we send a joke image in for our calendar page app (say, my avatar photoshopped over Obama’s face, for example)?

Also, proposing we do a deliberately shitty a capella rendition of an instrumental song (like maybe Mute City or Night of Nights ).

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:19PM EDT
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I don’t know if I could make it into the calendar, but I do have an idea for an original KYM Sings song. If I made it, when would I have to do it by and could I release it on its own first ?

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:54PM EDT
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Sam wrote:

Alright, Platus, you’re probably mostly kidding, but I’ll try out for December if it’s possible. I don’t really care what month and just consider me low priority. If someone needs to be kicked, make it me.

Also, it seems awfully hard for me to make anything coherent for my picture since my profile has never had any lasting themes. My avatars and my username both randomly change. Most likely even if I can think up something it’ll become irrelevant quickly.

I am 100% earnest.

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:54PM EDT
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Snickerway wrote:

Is it okay if we send a joke image in for our calendar page app (say, my avatar photoshopped over Obama’s face, for example)?

Also, proposing we do a deliberately shitty a capella rendition of an instrumental song (like maybe Mute City or Night of Nights ).

To be honest…no.

I’d like to stick to the guidelines regarding month photos.

Aug 22, 2014 at 11:16PM EDT
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GaryTheStormtrooper wrote:

If it’s possible, I’d consider an autumn/fall month. I think I may draw myself, depends though. Might get a good picture.

Could I have August? I think that’d be the best option for me.

Regarding the drawing, do you prefer my current avi, or Star Wars related? Or both of course. Because I changed my avatar and username a couple times. Is a photocopy of my drawing okay?

Aug 22, 2014 at 11:49PM EDT
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The calender seems packed already, But if I could, I would. And even though I can’t sing for shit, KYM Sings seems pretty fun.

I know /v/ did something similar to KYM Sings called “/v/ sings” with Escape From the City from Sonic Adventure 2 being one of them.

Aug 23, 2014 at 01:16AM EDT
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Yeah, speaking of one of the songs I have in mind let me tell you guys about “KYMball”

I assume that everyone here is familiar with polandball, right?

Well, I think that often times we forget how spread our across the globe we are. “KYMball” is a song that’s going to remind us of that. There are two sections, non-native english speakers singing in heavily accented broken english and native english speakers singing brokenly in multiple foreign languages. All to the cherry beat of a marching band-esque tune.

It’s gonna be hilarious.

Thing is though, I’m gonna need to find some users who’s first language isn’t english. Both to get a large variety of different languages, as well as insight on how to write the other half of the song XD

Aug 23, 2014 at 01:46AM EDT
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thegreato wrote:

Yeah, speaking of one of the songs I have in mind let me tell you guys about “KYMball”

I assume that everyone here is familiar with polandball, right?

Well, I think that often times we forget how spread our across the globe we are. “KYMball” is a song that’s going to remind us of that. There are two sections, non-native english speakers singing in heavily accented broken english and native english speakers singing brokenly in multiple foreign languages. All to the cherry beat of a marching band-esque tune.

It’s gonna be hilarious.

Thing is though, I’m gonna need to find some users who’s first language isn’t english. Both to get a large variety of different languages, as well as insight on how to write the other half of the song XD

I can do a fairly decent Chinese accent, though English is my main language.

Aug 23, 2014 at 02:00AM EDT
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GaryTheStormtrooper wrote:

I can do a fairly decent Chinese accent, though English is my main language.

Nah. I mean genuine accents. That’s why It’s “KYMball” to kinda show that though we’re from all over we still come together. Could see where it might be a little misleading though.

Aug 23, 2014 at 02:03AM EDT
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