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About furious-winter

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    DCP Rookie
  • Birthday 12/20/1986

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  • Your Favorite Corps
    The Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Phantom Regiment 2008
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  1. Okay, but no one has asked the truly important question... Will they start selling Girl Scout Cookies at their shows? I mean, their fundraising would go through the roof.
  2. Boston Crusaders 2018

    My first thought was maybe something to do with the Bermuda Triangle, but I have no idea. Regardless, I'm hooked already and can't wait for more. I'd love to see them medal this year.
  3. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    And now, they're World Class finals contenders. Would they be in this position today with an "all Asain" corps? Has inclusivity harmed them so grievously?
  4. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    I don't think they're hurting either. I also don't think it'd hurt them or the Scouts to allow women into their corps, but that's a discussion for another day (at least for me, I really need to go to bed...).
  5. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    The Cavaliers and Madison Scouts are missing out on talent by being "all-male." I remember seeing the clip of the Scouts playing with the INpact group and wondering if any of the young girls might have asked one of the Scouts members, "Could I march with the Madison Scouts someday?" It really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to bar an entire gender from a drum corps - and tradition accounted for, it still really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to bar an entire gender from a drum corps. But whatever. The Cavaliers are still my favorite corps. But... misogyny? Maybe. Perhaps it's also misogynistic to field an all-female color guard. I don't think it happened this year (I can't remember seeing a male PR guard member... also I'm also older than I was yesterday), but I know it's happened in the past, and I really hope it doesn't happen again. Regardless, if we're truly wanting to have a rational discussion about misogyny in drum corps, perhaps we shouldn't wait until after the scores are announced on finals night when many fans' emotions are already in overdrive. It makes one wonder if, perhaps, the one crying "misogyny" is only using such an allegation as a means of masking other frustrations. As for "Men Are From Mars," I think it's the darkest show fielded this year (BK's show is a close second). When people say it's about toxic masculinity, I feel like they're missing the deeper message. At its core, I would argue that it is not about mankind, but instead, humankind, and its propensity for self-destruction. The Mars/My Way mash-up has been trashed all season long because it "doesn't make sense," and I don't think it was ever supposed to make sense... at least not in the way those who hated it expected it should. War is not beautiful, and it doesn't make sense - but time and time again, war is man's way, humanity's way, and even the way of the gods themselves. So, yes, The Cavaliers wrapped up this message in a cute little self-deprecating bow of toxic masculinity, but it is only as misogynistic as it is also misandrist. Goodnight, y'all. It's been a ####### amazing season. Thanks for welcoming me into the DCI fandom, and already I can't wait for next year. <3
  6. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

  7. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    For what it's worth... it is what it is.
  8. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    I finally get it, they're deconstructing her vocals.
  9. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    Bring out the lotion...
  10. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    Easily the most memorable show of the year. Amazing.
  11. 2017 World Championships Finals - Aug 12

    I'm also an atheist, but The Cadet's Christian themes don't bother me anymore than Boston Crusaders' Satanic themes. It's all just mythology in my eyes.