can we talk about phil’s “i spent the majority of 2016 with another person” comment?
i know this has been discussed to the death but like…after a day of extreme stress and hitting obstacle after obstacle (remember how they thought they wouldn’t be able to perform the internet is here since dan lost his voice?), the world suddenly opens up and hands phil this–the highest of all highs, the greatest honor of the night. creator of the year. but he’s so utterly selfless that he can’t just not mention the man who’s stood so solidly by him throughout those past 11 months, not to mention the past 7 years. phil’s finally being recognized for the thing he’s put his heart and soul into for 10 years, for something that was once a hobby, then just the tail of a dream, and now it’s his entire life but still some people don’t understand how it’s actually a job?? he may have achieved so much, but it’s still an uphill climb.
and yet. and yet he chooses to share the award he so rightly deserves with that boy who left comment after comment, tweet after tweet, endless notes of encouragement until phil finally chose to take the plunge and talk to him. dan may or may not know it, but phil probably saw those comments before he ever really interacted with dan and they may have been some of the only things keeping him going when he may have wanted to quit. but in replying to dan, he opened up a new world for the both of them, a world of uncharted paths and slippery terrain, but he couldn’t have found a better person to cross those deep dark oceans with. phil’s built his life around dan. and he can’t even imagine not sharing this award with him because dan has been just as integral to his youtube career as he has been to dan’s. and you know what? i think that’s absolutely beautiful.
If Piper was a daughter of Hades, how different do you think she would be?
Oh man, this is an amazing question. Here are my head canons for Piper as a daughter of Hades.
Her mom Trista McLean is a famous actress notable for her rolls as very deep, somber characters and best known for portraying Death in a movie about a car crash victim that has to accept their demise and move on
Hades was fascinated by her portrayal of Death and they met/fell in love while the movie was being filmed
When Trista found out she was pregnant she tried to hide the truth about Hades from herself in hopes the baby would never have to know
Growing up Piper would constantly find dying animals and take care of them until they passed away, she often sang dirges to them to ease their suffering
At first she wanted to get into acting like her mom but after giving Hamlet’s soliloquy at an audition for school play and receiving shocked silence changes her mind
Trista continues to hide Piper’s father from her thinking it will keep Piper safe but it creates arguments that lead to Trista sending Piper off to boarding school
Piper sings dirges to herself and stands out from her peers to the point of frightening students and teachers and each school she goes to tries to find a way to push her out
At Wilderness School Leo teaches her about Dia de los Muertos and Piper is strangely happy to know not everyone sees death and the afterlife as terrifying
When Piper is claimed as a daughter of Hades CHB panics and Piper feels more of an outcast, she also worries Jason will hate her because of the relationship between their fathers and that Leo will abandon her too
Jason tells her he couldn’t care less and still wants to be her friend and Leo jokes that now it makes sense why she’s so creepy
After rescuing her mother with the help of Jason and Leo she confronts Trista about everything but Trista refuses to accept it and claims she won’t have her daughter suffer like the rest of his children and Piper understands
Piper still decorates her hair with bright feathers in homage to her ancestry but also wears poppies, carnations, and marigolds to show death in a less negative light
Piper struggles to fit in during the war and prove that she can both control her powers and use them to help