what do you make of bryony's distaste for youtube(rs) and her continued friendship with deppy? obviously they've all been friends forever, long before deppy went the route of making youtube their careers but i always wonder if there's tension there because B has critiqued "big" yters and the phandom itself. ik i'm basically asking u to be speculative but i guess i wanna know how u think those views affect deps and their friendship w/ B (& wirrow)? & do d/p internalize or agree w the criticism?
I think they probably feel like Bryony’s got more than enough personal firsthand experience with youtube (and with some of the worst sides of it, both based on her own fame and decision to walk away from it, and her occasionally awful treatment by the fandom) to have earned the right to her own opinions. I mean - she was literally senpai to them, both of them list paperlillies as one of their biggest youtube inspirations.
And I feel like there must not be tension there - or if there is, they acknowledged and laugh through it - because Dan and Phil are so, so selective about who they spend time with. Bryony and Wirrow are the ones they choose to socialize with most regularly, and if Bryony made them feel bad about their success/careers then I don’t feel like they’d continue hanging out with her.
Basically, I think Bryony must be proud of them on a personal level aside from her opinions on the field in general and Dan and Phil are self-aware enough to probably have a sense of humor about the ironies inherent in their whole situation.