ok so i don’t have a lot of evidence on this considering i don’t have screenshots and i really need to binge voltron again but im making this off of pure memory so hear me out ok? im porbably looking way too deep into this lmao
I think Lance feeling like he’s a seventh wheel is completely justified.
Alright so everyone has had that moment where you make a joke and everybody just stay silent like it isnt funny, right? Well if you think about it, Lance has those moments every time he makes a joke or tries to lighten the mood, all of the time. Nobody really laughs at his comments or even pays much attention to them in the first place, only gets glares in return.
Now clearly, Lance usually cracks a joke for comic relief, but apparently no one else finds it funny. For example, he comes out of the pod after healing and everyone is happy to see him. But as soon as he starts talking, people just groan and act like, “Oh, it’s that Lance, he hasn’t changed one bit,” and act clearly annoyed. Even his idol, Shiro, acts fed up with his shit- which in some cases is justified, but most times, it shouldnt matter, he’s just trying to be funny lmao. Lance probably feels, unwanted, out of place, like he is the fifth wheel because no one really accepts him, and everyone finds him annoying.
Its not even just with Lance’s sense of humor, too.
People always think his ideas are stupid.
For example, the iconic scene where he keeps Keith from running straight into the danger that could get both of them killed, he suggests his alternate idea. Keith- who usually thinks Lance’s ideas are dumb, automatically jumps to the conclusion that his idea is going to be. Before he can argue, though, he works it out and sees that maybe Lance’s alternate route is a good idea.
People disagree with the way he wants to complete something, in season 2, Lance comes up with the idea to form Voltron in a situation and everyone vouches against it, however 30 seconds later, they end up forming Voltron, like he said, anyway.
Another reason, people also think little of him, they underestimate him, and that all starts with the Garisson. He was told that the only reason he ever got at his fighter pilot class was because his rival was kicked out of school, and without that he shouldnt have even been there. Again, he feels out of place, and like he doesnt belong. Then, his idol, his hero, Shiro, shows up, and when he finally feels like he has a purpose, like he could accomplish something amazing, but then Keith shows up. Even then, he doesnt give up, he is like “um excUSE ME BITCH I CALLED SAVING SHIRO FIRST” And once again, he doesnt want his rival that always beat him to do that once again.
And again in season two, there’s clearly favoritism happening between Keith and Shiro, and Lance is jealous of course. Like, he finally gets to meet and work with his idol, and when he wants to go with Shiro on a mission, SHiro chooses Keith over him. Man, I wonder why he’s so overdramatic about it. Its not like he was treated the same damn way at the gaRISSON OR ANYTHING NAHH
No, but clearly, he has an inferiority complex, especially when it comes to keith, because he knows hes better than him in every way.
People in the show also deny that he has any good skills, and even he himself starts to believe it, when sorta venting to the yupper. (i die a little inside whenever i see it)
I loved it when shiro gave him praise for once because it was specifically for him and not directed at the whole time. It was good job LANCE
And honestly the pride on his face was so heartwarming like omg thank you shiro for ackowledging him
im probably going way off track but anyway
daily dose of what its like in my mind 24/7 lmao
I hope in season 3 they kinda bring his insecurities up again as a sort of conflict i mean- with Keith possibly becoming Black Paladin, Lance is probably gonna be hella jealous and im sure thats gonna instigate a fight between them, and now theres not really a mediator. So. Fantastic…..
Guys i feel like a lot fo stuff goes right back to shiro, how lance probably aspires to be like him, or be good in his eyes and therefore be good for the rest of the team but hes having this inferiority complex because he feels unappreciated. Like hes just that annoying guy they dont really need and they could replace him if they wanted to, and keeping all of those thoughts hidden or masked by this confident facade is like
lance youre gonna break at some point
I hope lance gets the recognition and the acknowledgement he deserves in season 3 i swear he better not be tossed under the rug.
- crutchie believes every thing Jack tells him!! He’s gonna ride the ponies some day!
- how les is so grown up in his mind but still looks back to his big brother for guidance
- LET THE MAN THINK so uh Jack, ya done thinking yet?
- David is so affronted by the whole thing he’s just here to sell his papes he didn’t ask to help lead a strike wtf guys
- Medda’s riffs are literally goals??
- Kara was so funny during watch what happens I could see every transition from each thought I really enjoyed it
- literally all of Santa Fe?? It’s so intense omg
- When Race sticks out his his tongue at “it’s my city, I’m the king of New york”
- Andrew Keenan Bolger made me cry during letter from the refuge ahhhh he looks so hopeful like he wants Jack to know it’s all going to be ok but he’s not sure himself but like he knows Jack can do anything
- Jack looks so small and scared while talking to Katherine right before something to believe in, my poor child!!!
- When spot puts his hands in a fist to stop the applause, he is so cocky he knows they’d do pretty much anything he’d ask and he lives for it
- hernst’s son doesn’t skip a beat just like yep that’s me
- after shaking Roosevelt’s hand Jack turns back to David like oh my god did you see that??
- When crutchie hits snyder with his crutch like yes you go crutchie!!! he deserves it what an asshole
- ROOSEVELT AND PULITZER ARE SO SALTY I LOVE IT
- Katherine smiling while kissing Jack, they’re so in love awww
-Each ensemble character had an individual personality i loved watching them all
I like how your drawings of the boys have different things that make them unique. like kook's eyes and jimin's wing thingys. can you tell us all the detail for the boys :0
LETS TALK ABOUT CHARA DESIGN HECK YES
I guess Jungkook’s design is pretty easy to get ahah. Irl he has really big eyes and bunny teeth so it wasn’t difficult for me to come up with! Then for the sparkles: I really wanted to accentuate this “innocent” or “clueless” vibe. His eyes are expressive, you can really see his passion in his eyes when he sings! Not saying that the others aren’t passionate, it’s just that his eyes are so expressive like he doesn’t even need to speak, you can directly see what’s going on (in my opinion ofc). So I just thought that sparkles would be a great representation of that! Also Jungkook isn’t 100% innocent, he loooves to tease his big bros. I know that I didn’t really have the chance to show this side of Jungkook, but since he’s such a tease, the gap between this and his BIG SPARKLY EYES is funny :^DD. At first he only had two “white bubbles” in his eyes, but then I said fuck it and added an entire galaxy. ALSO THE NOSE YES, I removed the nose. I want people to concentrate on his eyes, so I thought that the nose took too much place and was kinda useless? for his design. Actually a lot of people don’t even notice that he doesn’t have a nose ahah. And I think he looks so funny with his mouth on the nose area.
Tae’s design was also easy for me to come up with! He has amaaaaazing eyes, big and elongate, and ofc THE LASHES DAMN. Also he is really playful and that’s what I wanted to accentuate. So I mixed these ideas and bam I created his eyes. I really like it because it looks like he has something in mind like “ha ha ha :^DDD how am i gonna tease ma bros”. ALSO his iris aren’t round, it’s like two straight lines. I think it goes well with the playful side and the “blank tae” side lol. I also draw his amazing brows and his squared smile, he’s so cute ;;;
JIMIN. There’s two Jimin: normal sized and smol. For the normal sized Jimin I just try to replicate his natural eye shape, he kinda has puppy eyes! So nothing big. Of course the lil wings because he’s really sweet and just an angel in general. NOW THE MOST INTERRESTING PART: smol Jimin. Because some people always tell me “WHY DO U DRAW JIMIN SMOL, HES NOT THAT SMOL PLUS YOONGI IS ALSO SMOL, 0/100″, listen I’ll explain. The thing with Jimin is that he’s really cute but at the same time he really wants to give this “manly” vibe if you know what I mean. You know the “IM DA MAN IN DIS HOUSE”. So I just thought “ok, there’s cute Jimin, and manly Jimin but still cute, ok let’s create two Jimin”. Smol Jimin always wants to fite everyone and he’s fierce (like in my “not today what really happened”). That’s why I draw smol Jimin: because it’s funny af. Jimin likes to appear manly, but the fact that he is 30 cm in my comics makes everything pretty funny. This is the reason why I don’t often draw smol Yoongi, because he doesn’t give a fuck.
Namnam ayyy!!! I recently changed his design so it’s a great occasion to talk about it! This man is S O F T, 100 % soft. He’s just cute ok, like look at his smile, I’m sure he’s sad when he walks on flowers. So I wanted him so have big iris (kinda) and also squared ish eyes. Because with this I can do two different things: softysoft Namnam and istg i’m done with everyone Namnam (like in the last panel of the BS&T jpn ver comic), very easy to make :^DD And I added a white bubble inside because cute ok. He’s cute fite me. And finaly the flower on his head. He loves nature so so much so I just thought “why not adding a flower”. And ofc I never forget the dimples.
Hoseok’s turn :^DDD!! I just wanted him to be a sun ok, so that’s why I did. He has sunlight all around him, he’s like a walking sun. His eyes always look like he’s smiling even when he’s not. I also add a slight aegyo sal. THE NOOSE. So Hoseok is the only one with a different nose (i mean Jungkook doesn’t have one so it doesnt count). It’s simply because I personally think that he has an interresting nose shape and I just wanted to draw that! His mouth is basically a heart when he’s smiling and sometimes I add the dimples (i love dimples).
FINALLY SEOKJIN. I just l o v e his design. I love to draw him so much. Irl his eyes are really big and he kinda has cat eyes so I just drew that. His eyes are pretty round but yeah not like Jungkook. I like this eye shape because it makes him look sometimes playful and sometimes sassy depending on what I want to draw! Also he has two lashes because he’s pretty. And, the, sparkles. He’s just pretty so he needs his sparkles around him that’s all :^DDD
DONE holy shit it was long to write, I can talk about this forever I’m not even joking
ok imagine this, the butt stabber is in beacon hills and stiles has reason to believe derek is his next victim. oh god i think i need to send this to everyone, not a request but i just thought of this and found it funny and had to share lol
OMG ! Thanks for the idea ! We really need prompts like this, in these Dark times : )
i love people who dont know dog breeds that well bc its so fun and honestly heartwarming in a way to see them guess ur dogs breed when u take ur dog for a walk. like one day i was walking my dog sadie whose a mutt, but resembles a pitbull terrier a lot and some guy saw us, pointed and said “what kinda dog is she??? is she a beagle or a corgi??”
like this is a pitbull terrier
this is a beagle
and this is a corgi
like sadie looks nothing like a beagle or corgi. those dogs are two completely diff breeds. but that guy didnt know that. he genuinely didnt and i just find it kinda funny but not in a mean spirited way, in an endearing way. people who dont know dog breeds but try to guess are really endearing to me and i just think its kinda funny, like i just went “oh no she’s a pitbull mix, but thank you!”
how would sabo ace zoro and mihawk when their partert want to cuddle? sorry for the bad english :‘v
A/N: I’m not joking when I say that I had so much fun writing this, I didn’t check so there might be some words that don’t exist… now they do so it’s cool, thank you for requesting!!
Sabo would react different to his s/o wanting to cuddle, depending on the situation
If him and his partner were with other people or out in public, he’d probably get a bit uncomfortable and embarassed
He would still cuddle with you tho, bc he just loves to cuddle
If you were alone however, he would tease you a bit and act like he doesn’t really want to
“Cuddles? You really can’t live without me, can you? Am I really that great?” - “…Shut up, Sabo..”
“I don’t really feel like it, I’m just so busy at the moment, ah…” *fake yawning* “But if you really want to, I guess I can take a little break for my fans- Hey! Where are you going!”
He actually asks for cuddles more often then you do, bc he’s so… ugh cute
His hugs are very intimate, he doesn’t really like to have too much body contact with people he doesn’t really like/knows, but likes to touch the people he loves (does this sound weird?)
He likes to hold his s/o close, hold the back of their head and put his chin on the top of their head
If his s/o is taller/the same heigh, he likes to have his arms around their hips and just lazily support his head on their shoulder
blows on your neck bc you hate it and then kisses it as an apology
hate that kid
Okay, this guy…
Oh I have to search for XX, but you want to cuddle? Sure!
Oh I have to help XX with this thing, but you want to cuddle? Yes!
Oh I have to fight this dude bc he’s danger to the world, but you want my hugs? Of course!
Anytime, anywhere, just call for him and he will be by your side
Loves it when you ask for him and shows it visibly with a big grin
Is a sunshine whenever you need him
His hugs are the bestest, no joke
They’re warm, tight, long and just feel so right…. god
Ace likes to stay in the arms of his s/o as long as he can, because he just feels so good with them
lazily kisses your cheek/neck/jaw/head whatever he’s close with, maybe even spins around with you still in his arms
feels like he’s needed when you ask for him and that makes him feel good, that’s why he likes it so much :(
If you both lay together and try to sleep, he’ll most likely be the big spoon and just stroke your back with his warm fingers
Everytime you wake up tho, he’s the little spoon and you’re just like…. ace do you maybe want to be the little spoon tonight?
“UhM, nO?!….. ok maybe.”
Once fell asleep while he was hugging you, the others noticed and asked if he really just fell asleep and you went like nah he’s just playing so they wouldn’t tease him, see that’s what I call true love
Umm, excuse me what?
A swordsman doesn’t cuddle, he suffers
Get’s extremely embarassed if you ask him for cuddles if others are around
He just turns into: “?!?!”
It’s weak to cuddle and he just can’t go around, showing everyone that he likes to cuddle, what the hell dude!!!
Turns into a little puppy in your arms
Is not really into PDA, especially if the stupid cook is around, so he asks you to stop asking for cuddles in public
You get lowkey hurt and just go ok :/ but then he sees you being sad and kisses the top of your head while he walks by and you just go :)
If you’re both alone, he likes to “hold you in his arms only”, especially when you take a nap together but you guys just cuddle with each other, kisses and stupid jokes and stuff
You like to trace his muscles with your finger and he just feels so… manly
Acts like he doesn’t but his stupid smirk gives him away
There was this once time where he had gotten lost somewhere for days and you got so scared that when you met again, you sprinted into his arms and hugged him like crazy in front of everyone
Everyone just went like YOOOO what
Snooji didn’t stop teasing him for days and then one day you just turned around and went
“at least he’s getting some”
Zoro kissed you for 5 seconds straight in front of crying jamie oliver
He just stares at you for a few seconds, sighs and opens his arms for you, only a tiny bit, but you saw it and now you’re in his arms
If you’re with other people, he wouldn’t care at all, just act like he always does and throw his arm around you in Mihawk- style
He likes to play with your hair and slowly go through it
Secretly smells your hair
Seriously, he does
I’m not joking
His hugs sadly don’t last very long, he’s a rather private person and doesn’t like someone being too close to him for too long, no matter who it is
Makes an exception if you’re emotionally not feeling well
Kisses your temple once and strokes your head in Mihawk- style
Mihawk likes to drink wine with you in his lap on some days, only if he’s feeling rather… wild ;-)
Perona caught you once in his arms and went like wow mihawk you have feelings who would have thought that
and he just goes fuck off peasant *sexy annoyed mihawk- style stare*
Is not really into cuddling before sleep, but is OK with you being the little spoon
starts to like it after some time bc you always smell so good
this is only part one because i read too much. i’m making this bc i rly needed a place to organize everything (my ao3 bookmarks are a nightmare yikes), so here! have this! it’s categorized by ship, so it should be easy to navigate your way around.
this one only includes the following ships: yoonmin, yoonkook, vmin, taekook & taegi. i tried to limit myself to 10/20ish fics per ship bc i didn’t want it to get too long, so i’ll add the rest later on & i’ll also include other ships in the next post!
So YouTube somehow keeps uncovering my guilty Disney channel interests and recommended some Disney descendants content and in one of the blooper reels Sofia Carson - the actress who plays evie (& is colombian) - accidentally spoke her line in Spanish and then decided to just roll with it since she already messed up the take. The guy she was with just looks at her and responds “hola” and like that is both hilarious but also adorable???
Like I’m guessing Spanish was sofia’s first language cause I know in my Spanish class when I was reading sentences I just auto translated them to English in my head instead of really seeing and hearing the words. So I can understand the slip up, but that she just blasted through her memorized English lines in Spanish without thought is just so cute and funny but also impressive??? And I can’t place why but idk let me be a dorky adult about childrens’ media
The first Sourcefed video I ever watched was with Lee and Joe. I remember being entertained but not subscribing because it was a lot of humor very different from my own in a very short period of time. But like with everything I end up loving, I came back to the channel and thoroughly enjoyed every video. I subscribed just before NERD started. I came to appreciate the different personalities and voices of all the hosts.
Lee was a ball of comedic anger and silly voices inside a tiny pretty lady, and I adored her.
Joe was this fucking bad ass, clever guy that is impossible not to like.
Meg was this hot lady that dressed in simple tshirts and jeans, which is how I dress. It was something I had never really seen before, and she proved to me that I could dress casually and still be sexy.
It took me a while to get used to Shisha. Her constant perkiness was annoying to me, but over the years I learned to appreciate how sweet the woman is. Optimism shouldn’t be annoying.
Ross, although a late comer, was a great addition to the team.
Elliott was the one I found I related to the most. His subtle, witty, pessimistic, goofy humor was very similar to my own. When I was going through a dark time and essentially having an existential crisis, Elliott helped me find the balance between my difficult thoughts and humor, and I’m eternally thankful for that.
I got scared when new hosts started to show up. It took me some time to get used to them, as it did with most of the audience, but I am so glad that I did.
I didn’t think much of Matt at first, to be honest. He seemed too serious and reserved. Now I know him to be this joyful, clever, talented actor and chef that I’m always happy to see in a video.
Bree was a new flavor that also took some time to get used to but, listen, the girl is badass. She is honest and funny. And it honestly was such a beautiful thing to watch her live out her passion for acting on Nuclear Family.
Will came out of fuckin no where. Like, who was this kid that seemed to have a new idea every week and was completely unpredictable in video? It was amazing to watch him grow and change over the year.
Sometimes you zone out when watching videos y’know? Not when Maude Garrett is in it. You can’t help but listen to that tall funny Australian woman and think she for sure knows what she’s talking about.
I was a late comer to Super Panic Frenzy, and admittedly was only watching for Suptic at the beginning. But Reina grew on me real quick. She’s funny as fuck and you could just tell that everything that came out of her mouth was genuine.
Not gonna lie, I had a crush on Sam for a while there. How could you not love that sweet nerd boy??? He’s one of the sweetest people on the planet and he’s funny and awkward and he’s great ok?
I had never thought much of Whitney when she had appeared in Sourcefed videos before being hired tbh. But over the past few months I have enjoyed watching this stylish woman just be herself and talk about nerdy shit, and now I adore her.
Filup grew on me real quick. He won me over when he sang Seasons Of Love in sign language. He’s clever and super smart and he really surprised me.
I knew Yessica from Buzzfeed’s videos, and was so happy to see a familiar face on PBL. She’s a strong woman who I enjoyed watching kick Will’s ass. A funny sweet person. I just wanna be her friend.
John was this calm, sane, funny presence on PBL. He always gave me a comforting feeling because he seemed to have his shit together.
I, like most people, thought Candace was high and boring. I was wrong. The girl is too fucking funny. She was this new kind of bizarre on the channel that made it feel like a fresh start.
Speaking of bizarre, how about that Suptic guy huh? I subscribed to his personal channel real quick after I started watching SPF. You never knew what was gonna come out of his mouth. It literally could of been anything, but it was guaranteed to make me laugh. I love that wacky tall chicken boy.
I knew Ava as DVG’s girlfriend and that was it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was very funny and witty. She’s always seemed like a kind wonderful person to be around.
I was subscribed to Mike Falzone’s personal channel for a couple years. I’m pretty sure he started at Sourcefed as soon as I unsubscribed from his channel. I adore Mike Falzone. When you hear the other hosts say he’s a good guy, you know it’s true. You can tell he cares. Also he’s fucking hysterical. Everything he said was either smart or funny.
Where do I even begin when it comes to Steve Zaragoza??? He is the embodiment of joy. He was always willing to do anything to make someone laugh and that’s beautiful damn it.
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, all the people behind the camera. I am so fucking glad the Vloggity started up again because it has a pleasure being introduced to all those beautiful people in that office, that are phenomenal at their jobs. They played just as big of a role in making those channels what they were as the hosts did.
Everyone in that office made me smile. Everyone one of the hosts have impacted me in a positive way. The Sourcefed channels will forever be my favorite channels on YouTube. While the channels were alive and well, if my subscription box was full I would pick an old SF video over any new ones. That’s not going to change. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for making me happy every day. Thank you for making me a better person with your wonderful and hilarious content. I cannot wait to see what you all do in the future. Thank you Sourcefed.
so when did you realize that you're not straight?
me, a bisexual trans guy, internally:
shit. what the fuck do i even say. because i mean technically my first crush on a guy in elementary school would be the answer, because that's really my first not straight crush, but i also thought i was a straight cis girl at the time?? but also my first crush on a girl isn't even not straight because i'm a guy.....i just..didn't know it yet...shit fuck they're staring at me what do i say
I try to be aware and PC and respect others, but it seems that trying to do so is exhausting and there literally is NOTHING that exists that doesn't offend or upset or harm in some way. I'm talking movies, tv shows, actors/actresses, books, etc. At this point I feel like I can't enjoy something that's not problematic in some form or fashion, therefore I can't talk about it without fear of someone getting mad or using it in the future against me. Thoughts?
I think we’ve all felt that way sometimes. Or, you know, all the time.
Rooting out societal prejudices IS exhausting, and it never ends. And you’re right - nothing is perfect. No person, no media, no creative endeavor by humans is perfect.
Callout culture is super toxic, and that’s what you’re reacting to. We shouldn’t have to put an asterisk on enjoying things, an affidavit that yes, we agree and acknowledge that Certain Aspects of Thing or Person are Less Than Ideal. Because everything has that asterisk. If you’re waiting for that One True Thing that will be free of all problematic elements, get ready to wait forever.
You are allowed to enjoy the things you enjoy. Being aware of the things about them that are issues is also good, because seeing them can help you learn things about your own attitudes. Whether you choose to publicly discuss the things about them that are issues is entirely your business and you’re not obligated to do so.
There’s also something to be said for enforcing your own emotional boundaries. I’m not sure if you’ve been personally criticized for liking something, or just have observed the reactions of others as it scrolls by, but you’re not disallowed from liking something because someone else doesn’t. Other people’s responses can be useful to *inform* your opinions, but you should be careful of letting them *dictate* them. I struggle with this, too. You’re not alone. Also keep in mine that it goes both ways - if someone’s super salty that you like a thing they hate, there’s an excellent chance that THEY like something that YOU hate.
You don’t have to fight every battle that presents itself to you. You can pick. Each of us has a different capacity for engagement, and it’s not all on you.
Be kind to others. Promote what you love. Engage people in respectful discussion. Listen to and magnify the voices of the marginalized. Let people enjoy things.
But if you want *practical* advice? Avoid blanket statements. Don’t say “This thing is amazing and perfect in every way!” Someone’s gonna have a WHOA THERE reaction to that statement. Especially do not issue blanket statements about any media’s good or bad handling of representation or diversity regarding communities you do not belong to. If you’re not a minority, you shouldn’t be spouting off about how Show X is so great on minority representation. You can say you were glad to see [POC character] in a role, but leave the assessments of the show’s overall performance to people in that community. Magnify those voices. For yourself, be specific and personalize it. Say instead, “The way this character is written really resonates with me, I appreciate that she [whatever].” Or “I just loved the writing in this scene, I thought it was sharp and funny” or “This show makes me feel [whatever way] and I love that it does [thing]” or even “I love this because [person] gives me a happy feeling in my pants [this just in: it’s ok to like stuff for purely prurient reasons].” Because you are allowed to have personal reactions to things. I generally try to avoid expressing opinions in a way that implies that I am espousing any One True Interpretation (well, I try to avoid expressing opinions entirely, but that’s another topic) but in a way that only relates to ME. I sometimes…fail.
That’s all I got.
[note: thanks for a few DM pals for helping me with this answer and providing insight on a few of these points]
I tried my best to write it as it was suggested, so I hope you all enjoy it.
“So, Y/N, how are things with Jared?”, your BFF asked you hoping for some details about your and Jared’s relationship. You were not as open to share much information about the two of you, since Jared was so popular and it was best if everybody knew as little as possible.
“Great, we’re having the best time when we’re together. He’s so charming, funny, handsome and great to be around.I swear the last date flew by so fast I felt we were out for 15 minutes, when we spent almost 6 hours together.”
“Are you gonna see him today as well?”, your BFF was so curious.
“I think so. He said he’ll text me when he’s done with the recording for today. Which should probably be any minute. It’s really late. They’re wrapping up with the new album so he’s pretty busy these days.”
“Wow, speak of the Devil”, you said and smiled as you glanced at your phone.
“We have to talk. Can you come over to my place?”, it was Jared and you immediately felt a pit in your stomach.
ok ngl another colin merch thing as a present is a bit impersonal, honestly it just kind of comes to show that dan still doesn't have a real close connection with his family, though I'm guessing his grandparents bought him something else
i definitely disagree. i think it’s just really funny? like dan obvi loves that dog and i think these presents show his family has a good sense of humor. we also know that the colin mug wasnt the only thing they got him for christmas (they also got him a book of mormon art book) and i doubt it was the only thing they got him for his bday, but even if it was i don’t think it is in any way fair to use that as grounds to speculate on how close they are. i read dan’s reactions as being quite amused by the colin merch and to me the furthest u can read into it is that his relationship w his family is cordial, to the extent that they feel comfortable getting him funny gifts like that.
Dean walked onto set looking for you. He’d been texting you all day and could tell how anxious you were about your filming for We Got Married. Especially today since it was the first episode and you were meeting your husband.
He just wanted to surprise you and give you that confirmation that you had his full support. And well, meet the husband. Although you and Dean weren’t public in your relationship, your close friends, and manager knew about it.
You weren’t a rookie idol, but your group was finally starting to get some recognition. Since you were still building a fan base, your relationship wasn’t allowed to be public. That alone was a noticeable stress on you, and if it was up to him he would have gone public a long time ago.
He found you sitting in the corner snacking away and texting. He couldn’t imagine how hard this was on you. You were normally such an introverted person, and to have such an intimate part of your life on display like this must have been tiring. Even if it was just acting.