An Alphabetically Ordered List of Every Fictional Character That Comes Up When You Google “little lion man livejournal fanmix 2010”

Once upon a time, in the year 2010 — nearly a decade ago, fuck me — there was a land called Livejournal. And the residents of that land loved nothing more than to collect angsty songs by white men and collate them into angsty playlists about white men. Entire communities sustained themselves on this practice, even though this was before Spotify, so making a fanmix literally involved bundling a bunch of mp3 files and a questionably photoshopped album cover jpg into a zip file which you’d then store on MegaUpload and just cross your fingers and hope the link didn’t break or you didn’t get, like, arrested for piracy.

We can point to broad trends in Livejournal fanmixes of this era: a lot of Death Cab, a lot of The National, a lot of home-baked acoustic versions of “Teenage Dream.” But there was one song, and one song only, that defined the Livejournal fanmix, that made it what it is today, that animated an entire generation of repressed gays. What song could that be, you ask? What timeless classic, what work of sonic art?

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You already know. It’s seared in your memory. You hear this banjocore shitstorm in your dreams. That opening guitar riff hits and it sends you reeling back to the days when you thought the two white men on the TV show were going to fuck, and then they had the audacity to not fuck.

Yes, “Little Lion Man” defined a generation and aged like milk. Shockingly, it could have been worse: I learned while researching this article that the producers of Glee actually asked Mumford & Sons if they could perform “Little Lion Man” in the show’s fourth season. It would have been a Dalton Academy Warblers number. And Mumford and his sons were apparently like, “Good fucking God, dude, no, fuck, no, we have to draw the line somewhere. We’re not going to trigger renal failure in your remaining cadre of intimacy-starved gay teen viewers.” Thus did “Little Lion Man” become a relic of a purer age.

Here, without further ado, is a list of every fictional character that popped up when I ran a Google search for “little lion man livejournal fanmix 2010,” and a few variants thereof. I should note that this list is not comprehensive. This only scratches the surface of the “Little Lion Man” phenomenon, that precious moment in time when we were all SuperWhoLocking without shame and getting into virtual knife fights about who would make the best boyfriend for Kurt Hummel. (Kum canoe all the way, btw.) I digress. Here we go.

  1. Alana Bloom from Hannibal
  2. Arthur from Inception
  3. Bilbo Baggins
  4. Blaine from Glee
  5. The entire cast of Bones
  6. Buffy
  7. Captain America
  8. Castiel
  9. Chloe from 24
  10. Cuddy from House
  11. The entire cast of Criminal Minds
  12. Dean Winchester
  13. Derek Hale
  14. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
  15. The Hulk
  16. Eames from Inception
  17. Eduardo Saverin
  18. England from Hetalia
  19. Gale from The Hunger Games
  20. Hal from Being Human
  21. Hanna from Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name
  22. Hannibal Lecter
  23. Harry Potter
  24. House from House
  25. Ian from Shameless
  26. Ianto from Torchwood
  27. Iron Man
  28. Italy from Hetalia
  29. Jack from Lost
  30. Jack from Torchwood
  31. John Watson
  32. Juliet from Lost
  33. Karkat
  34. Karofsky from Glee
  35. Kate from Lost
  36. Katniss Everdeen
  37. Kirk
  38. Kurt from Glee
  39. Loki
  40. Luke from As the World Turns
  41. Luke Castellan from Percy Jackson
  42. The Marauders
  43. Mark from 24
  44. Mark Antony
  45. Mark Zuckerberg
  46. Mickey from Shameless
  47. Mordred from Merlin
  48. Mulder
  49. The Netherlands from Hetalia
  50. Noah from As the World Turns
  51. Percy Jackson
  52. Penny from The Big Bang Theory
  53. Pete Campbell
  54. Portugal from Hetalia
  55. Quinn from Glee
  56. Richard III
  57. Robert Chase from House
  58. Sam Winchester
  59. Sawyer from Lost
  60. Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory
  61. Sherlock Holmes
  62. Snape
  63. Spain from Hetalia
  64. Spike from Buffy
  65. Spock
  66. Squall Leonhart
  67. Stiles Stilinski
  68. Thirteen from House 
  69. Thalia from Percy Jackson
  70. Thorin Oakenshield
  71. Tom from Being Human
  72. Tyrion Lannister
  73. Will from Hannibal

If for any reason you want even more “Little Lion Man” content, 8tracks has got you covered to the tune of 366 individual playlists. Be blessed.

3 thoughts on “An Alphabetically Ordered List of Every Fictional Character That Comes Up When You Google “little lion man livejournal fanmix 2010”

  1. Doopliss says:

    being reminded of Hanna Is Not A Boy’s Name in 2018 created an emotion in me that cannot be described by the english language but instead by the echoing cries of an injured falcon in an empty desert quarry


  2. Fran says:

    I saw a Neil Perry edit set to Little Lion Man the other day and my first thought was this article. Had to check back to see if he made the list


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