Video-stills

A lot has happened and changed since I started youtube, hopefully I haven’t let any of you down

honestly, everything going on the past couple of days reminded me of this video (and the follow up he did one year later) Jack did titled “The Fear of Failing”. And with the community currently seeming to be divided right now, watching it again really struck a chord with me. 

And i think paired with the community not being itself right now, it’s important to remember the theme of the fof party that we would have one year later in celebration of this video:

I Am There For You, You Are There For Me, We Are There For Each Other: Why You Haven’t Failed Me

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the order of peperones: The Birp Must Cease So Chippin

Something that I’ve been thinking about since yesterday, that I think people need to remember, is that this is the first proper “drama” that Jack’s community has had to deal with.

(I dont really like the word drama for this, as it’s more of a serious discussion being held, but it’s technically how it would be classified here on tumblr)

But with this in mind, as well as Jack saying in the past that he does get worried of disappointing us, it understandable that he has some regrets with how he first handled the situation. For me, i feel that it’s extremely difficult to fully convey your thoughts in a single video, especially when they’re millions of people who will form their own opinions on it. And while i said this yesterday, I’ll say it again: I am very proud of Jack with how calm, level-headed, and respectful he was with yesterday’s video.

personally, there was probably 2% of the video that I had some different feelings about,and there are a couple of things that he could’ve clarified a small bit more, but overall I feel that it was good for Jack to state that he personally didn’t agree with what Felix did, and that his friend should’ve and could’ve handled it better. But that he still very much stands by Felix and will continue to be there for him, especially now when people are directing very, very horrible things to him and whoever even slightly supports him.

i think one thing that bothers me from the whole situation is how some are having a black and white, vs-type of attitude. from my point of view, Jack in no way backstabbed felix, and he also didnt maliciously call him out either like some seem to be praising him for. Jack’s been close friends with felix for years now, so he obviously wants the best for him, even if it means not always agreeing with him. so while he does criticize him and the whole situation, he isnt treating him any less of a friend than he’s always been. (also, jack has reiterated multiple times how much of a good judge of character he has, so if he honestly didnt like felix to the point of “throwing him under the bus” i dont see how he would’ve had such a good friendship with him for so long)

like jack said, the way this situation was handled is just a bit of a mess that’s currently very difficult to take control of. and whether or not he feels the need to take down the video,or add more to the discussion, i think me and the whole community will trust whatever he decides to do. again, this is the first major disruption we’ve had here, so for that i do think it has been handled a lot better than it had the potential to be. and i hope that once all the communities settle down, we can all learn from this and carry on stronger and better than before.

lance: sooo… do you have any secret talents

keith: no

shiro: keith memorized the dance AND lyrics to the hoedown throwdown when we were kids :)

keith, thru gritted teeth: SHIRO U WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO TELL ANYONE

lance: *sweats* d-damn,,,,