Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by Nancy Basile0
Matching Phone Wallpaper and Movie Ringtone
Coordinating a phone wallpaper and movie ringtone is a big part of my geek lifestyle. I like surrounding myself with all the fandom things I love, like Harry Potter and Captain America merch, so why wouldn’t I have a matching phone wallpaper and movie ringtone?
Deadpool Phone Wallpaper and Movie Ringtone
The day after I watched Deadpool, I changed my phone theme to reflect my latest fan obsession. I wasn’t sure if I would like Deadpool, but wow, that movie blew me away. What a fun ride! So, of course, I switched out my phone wallpaper for a pic of Deadpool sitting on the overpass, coloring a picture of his sworn enemy, while waiting for said enemy’s entourage to show up for a smackdown.
But what movie ringtone could I use that would match a Deadpool phone wallpaper? The movie didn’t have any memorable orchestral theme, but one song in particular stood out: “Shoop,” by Salt ‘n’ Pepa. I get why Deadpool loves that song, because it’s always been one of my favorites. “Shoop” has a bouncy beat. It’s fun and a little bit naughty. (Although, Deadpool is a lot naughty.) “Shoop” is so much fun, I’ve missed quite a few phone calls while I’ve been busy gettin’ my groove on.
So, my current phone wallpaper and movie ringtone looks a little something like this.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Now, I bet you’re curious as to what my previous phone wallpaper and movie ringtone was. It was tough to see him go, but Kylo Ren (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) was my previous phone wallpaper. The Dark Side boy was matched with the “Imperial March” as my movie ringtone. My text tone was Darth Vader’s breathing. Talk about the perfect trifecta for a geeky phone theme!
(As an aside, I couldn’t come up with a good text tone for Deadpool. The only one on iTunes that fit was a gunshot, and I just can’t bring myself to have a gunshot alert tone. I was hoping for a quote of “maximum effort,” but I haven’t found one yet. So, the text tone is currently the ’80s sounding synth tone. Y’know, to go with the whole “Careless Whisper” vibe.)
So, previously, my Star Wars: The Force Awakens phone theme looked like this.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking over my phone, Avengers: Age of Ultron occupied my mobile device for months. Captain America posed for my phone wallpaper, and I matched it with a funked-up remix of the Avengers theme. My text tone came courtesy of the Jarvis app you can download from iTunes. He said, “Excuse me, there is a message for you.” Jarvis made me feel like a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist.
So the Avengers phone wallpaper and movie ringtone went like this.
By now, surely, you’re asking yourself, what’s her go to? What’s her default phone wallpaper and movie ringtone?
If you’re a loyal read of this website (and why wouldn’t you be?), you know that I bleed red and gold for Gryffindor; I am a die-hard Harry Potter fan. My default phone wallpaper and movie ringtone — my mobile blankie, if you will — is the book cover of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, my favorite books in the series, and “Hedwig’s Theme.” The text tone is an owl hooting, so I can pretend Hedwig is delivering a message herself.
What phone wallpaper and movie ringtone do you use to show the world your fandom? Tell us in the comments below.
Photo credit: r. nial bradshaw