Change is good. You know, like change is, the thing is like when I’m a YouTuber and I’ve got this established community of lovely, intelligent, kind, supportive, talented people with great taste that are just… they have the best taste on the Internet - I feel like it’s a big deal to change anything because people, you know, you like watching the Dan videos and if something changes then it’s like ‘oh, no! this thing that entertains me is like *argh*’ but personally in your lives change can be inspiring, sometimes just like randomly changing something can give you that, that you know, inspiration that you need, a little bit of adversity, changing your surroundings. Sometimes you do things that would make you less comfortable, ‘cause it’s that whole living versus existing thing. It’s like what is having everything you need and being comfortable and being content moment to moment versus really doing it, ‘cause I honestly I’m the kind of person - there’s some people out there that are quite content to just be comfortable and enjoy the little things - but deep down, I’m somebody that craves that challenge, you know, and I feel like I need to be provoked a bit, so maybe stuff like that’s important, even if it causes adversity in the meanwhile.

@danielhowell​ during his live show on the 2nd of May 2017

Quotes from Dan (47/?)

I’m not very good with change but I recognise that it’s part of life and I’m slowly getting better at handling it and encouraging and comforting words from Dan really help me.

Beautiful Speak Now Album Things:
  • Like every fuckin’ bridge on this album makes you want to cry
  • And all the lyrics are fucking awesome. It’s a lyric-driven album
  • “Every time I look at you, it’s like the first time”
  • “You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter”
  • Opening “Mine” with “uh-oh” and closing it with the background vocals echoing “I can see it now” to show the emotional journey of the character as she believes in love again over the course of the song
  • The entirety of “Mine,” the best love story ever told
  • The fact that Taylor resurrected Sparks Fly from the dead and put it on her 3rd album because we asked her to
  • The fact that Taylor also rewrote Sparks Fly and took out the lyrics that made it more sexual and about performing in a bar
  • The fact that the original lyric (now displayed in The Taylor Swift Experience) was “brown eyes” and she made it “green eyes”
  • How she describes the love interest as “a full-on rainstorm” and later says “meet me in the pouring rain”
  • The juxtapositions of rain and fire and then darkness and light in Sparks Fly
  • How the entire song is just an apology without any excuses. It just’s “I messed up and you suffered for it and you didn’t deserve that” 
  • “you gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye” 
  • How the orchestra makes everything so fucking beautiful??
  • The use of seasons in the second verse to describe the rise and fall of the relationship
  • How she references the 2009 VMA incident (”how you held me in your arms that September night / the first time you ever saw me cry”)
  • Speak Now being about the Paramore relationship drama and how Taylor was actually at the wedding it’s about lol
  • Taylor singing up an octave in Speak Now to sound like a gentle little girl about to crash the shit out of wedding
  • “a gown shaped like a pastry” “fond gestures are exchanged” “a song that sounds like a death march” “she floats down the isle like a pageant queen” = so descriptive?? conveys the feelings?? Queen of conveying emotions through descriptions
  • “you need to hear me out and they said Speak Now” “Your time is running out and they said Speak Now” “I hear the preacher say, ‘Speak Now or forever hold your peace” “So glad you were around when they said Speak Now” = queen of altering her main chorus line
  • “I’m not the kind of girl who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion” –> What’s the kind of girl tho?? I never knew
  • The giggle in the bridge
  • How Dear John calls out emotional abuse by a much older man onto a 19 year old without any apologies or sympathizing with the man but also has pieces where the victim blames themselves and calls out a pattern of abuse of other women
  • But it ends with the victim retaining their self worth and escaping and it’s amazing
  • “the girl in the dress cried the whole way home” –> have you ever seen such a beautiful conveying of a young girl’s loss of emotional innocence 
  • How the secret message of Dear John is “loved you from the very first day” which is a line on a bonus track “Superman” which is about how the love interest seems like the best guy in the world and a real life Superman 
  • That fuckin’ banjo in Mean
  • How Mean began about a critic who said Taylor ruined her “entire career overnight” at the Grammys and then Taylor performing Mean at the Grammys and wining 2 Grammys for it
  • The use of a big city to display one’s level success (which is what actually happened when Taylor moved to NYC)
  • “A simple complication, miscommunications lead to fallout” 
  • Isn’t it weird how she says “and people would say they’re the lucky ones” then on the Speak Now Tour she wrote “The Lucky One” ?? weird
  • “So many things that I wish you knew / so many walls up I can’t break through” –> “So many things that you wish I knew / but the Story of Us might be ending soon”
  • That fuckin’ ramp up back into the chorus after the bridge in The Story of Us
  • How perfectly Never Grow Up conveys how scary can it feel to grow up
  • The bridge of Never Grow Up
  • How every song except Never Grow Up and Last Kiss use heavy production and background vocals and it makes those two songs that much more powerful in their simplicity 
  • “I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone” and how this line gets more powerful the more years that go by
  • How Never Grow Up starts as a song to a baby, watches that baby grow up, and ends with Taylor  looking back at her life and the passage of time and swearing to protect that baby from harm….you ever cry
  • Just take 5 minutes and listen to Enchanted again pls
  • “Wonderstruck” “Enchanted” “Passing notes in secrecy” “this is me praying” “the very first page, not where the story line ends” “your eyes whispered” “this night is sparkling” “blushing all the way home” “I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew” “this night is flawless” “dancing ‘round all alone” –> So much mystical and whimsical imagery that you feel like you could call in love with the next person you see
  • The guitars in Enchanted
  • The production of Enchanted
  • “Sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know / or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go” 
  • “I always get the last word” “There is nothing I do better than revenge” “show me how much better you are” –> Taylor is v self-aware 
  • Also how “show me how much better you are” is a reference to that JoBro song “Much Better” lmao so much 2008/2009 Disney drama
  • How Taylor wrote Innocent about the VMA incident when she could’ve just told you-know-who to fuck off
  • How Innocent looks at the subject from the perspective of their childhood and how they had “monsters” and “demons” that made them do bad things later in life and how this doesn’t make them a bad person
  • Knowing that you-know-who was one of Taylor’s favorite artists growing up so Innocent is also Taylor reconciling with herself how someone she artistically looked up to for years hurt her 
  • The use of light: “time turns flames to embers” “your string of lights is still bright to me” “in your firefly catching days” 
  • How Innocent is Never Grow Up but applied to someone else through the lens of forgiveness
  • “I hope you’ll remember: today is never too late to be brand new”
  • The orchestra in Haunted and how it makes the song sound urgent and the situation dangerous
  • “holding my breath” “your eyes go cold” “something’s gone terribly wrong” “can’t turn back now” “a fragile line” “it’s getting dark and it’s all too quiet and I can’t trust anything now” “come on, come on, don’t leave me like this” “can’t breath whenever you’re gone” “you’re not gone, you can’t be gone” –> everything sounds dangerous and urgent!! Like she’s actually gonna die!! And it’s called Haunted!! You get haunted by dead people!! But she’s saying she’s haunted!! The Haunting is killing her!! Holy shit!!
  • Last Kiss
  • The secret message of Last Kiss: “Forever and Always” 
  • The breath in the bridge of Last Kiss
  • The use of time and the passage of time: “at 1:58″ “that July 9th” “you can plan for a change in weather and time” “your name forever the name on my lips” “I’ll watch your life in pictures” “I’ll feel you forget me” “I’ll keep up with our old friends” “I still remember” “L
  • “I’m not much for dancing, but for you I did” –> “I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you” (Holy Ground)
  • THE BRIDGE: “So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep / and I’ll feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe / and I’ll keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are / hope it’s nice where you are / I hope the sun shines and it’s a beautiful day / and something reminds you / you wish you had stayed /  you can plan for a change in the weather and time / but I never planned on you changing your mind”
  • How the secret message of Long Live is “For you”
  • How Taylor ends Speak Now with a song for her fans and her band that she wrote during the Fearless Tour
  • How Long Live because even more powerful and beautiful and even sadder the more the years go by and the more successful Taylor becomes and as original member of The Agency leave/are left go
  • How Taylor wrote “we will be remembered” when she was like 19 and was still on her second album and before she won AOTY for the first time and wasn’t even close to the prime of her career but she was proud of how far she had come already and how Long Live sounds like a song someone writes at the end of their career to reflect on their accomplishments 
  • How Taylor wrote “promise me this: that you’ll stand by me forever” and every band member she has ever had still speaks highly of her and defends her
  • “When they point to the pictures, please tell them my name” but now no one will have to because everyone knows who she is and will know who she is for a long time because of her accomplishments and effect on popular culture
  • “It was the end of a decade but the start of an age” Taylor literally had no idea how true this line would become 
❣reasons i love yoongi❣

ofc theres many but here are some of them bc i really love him and its still vday here and hes officially my valentine so

  • the smile but thats kinda obvious
  • his voice is so calming
  • but when he gets a lil excited/hyper he lowkey starts to scream
  • smol but ready to (literally) kick someone’s butt 24/7
  • rap god yoongi
  • how he has a special relationship with every member!!
  • his english!! is so!! good!! srsly he knows so many random words
  • his random knowledge too!
  • how he teases seokjin for his dad puns
  • but is exactly the same 
  • apart from that he’s the king of comedy and whenever he jokes i talk about it for the next 5 days which means i never shut up
  • inventor of singing
  • how he’s so professional when talking about music/equipment 
  • how in bv he remembered to pack the first aid kit/painkillers
  • and cooked for the members
  • photographer yoongi
  • how he seems to enjoy travelling a lot
  • his love for holly
  • the mixtape
  • king of black turtlenecks
  • and black outfits in general
  • how he works his ass off :) 
  • mama 2k16 
  • cutest selfies in bangtan fight me
  • soft tummy
  • sope 
  • how he sometimes growls when rapping amazing
  • pouty
  • his “say what” every 2 seconds when performing live
  • how he’s so attached to the grey beanie
  • and looks so good wearing any type of hats in general
  • when he said he would stay home and read all the books he could as a teenager
  • marie claire photoshoot
  • and every other photoshoot lets be real here
  • iconic tweets
  • the japanese interview
  • “when can we leave”
  • pink silky pjs aka the look of 2k16
  • cheats in most games possible
  • also dumb excuses
  • “i get blushy after one shot of soju”
  • glasses yoongi
  • how he loves being carried
  • dt gloss
  • how he doesnt care if he has to dress up as a girl anymore
  • how he once said he feels like crying during every show
  • he’s the softest smiley squish
  • srsly hes so soft 
  • and makes me soso happy

Rubber Band Jump Rope

Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Rubber Bands, Patience

  1. Start off by putting the yellow rubber band through the red rubber band. (The color of the rubber band does not matter; we only used different colors to make the instructions easier to follow)
  2. Pull up the two ends of the yellow rubber band.
  3. Put the red rubber band around your wrist to keep the rubber band rope in place.
  4. Continue looping the rubber bands through the two end loops of the previous rubber band. Pull the ends of the newly added rubber band together.
  5. When the rubber band rope has reached your desired length, put the red rubber band through the two loops of the last rubber band. (We used approximately 80 rubber bands for someone who is 5'4".)
  6. Tie a knot with the red rubber band.

Now you have an awesome handmaid jump rope you can play with!

- Mimi

My Sherlock Meta Masterpost

I figured it was time to make a handy reference guide to the metas I’ve written in this fandom.  I’ll keep this updated and post the link in my blog description.

Queer Families
BBC Sherlock and the Queer Reclamation of Biological Kin

Pulp Fiction: Fantasy vs. Reality in BBC Sherlock
Another attempt to understand TFP in the context of previous episodes.

Revisiting TAB through the Lens of TFP
Repressed memories and the woman problem.

The Eternal Problem
A Meditation on Mortality in Sherlock S4

Is Caring an Advantage?
An inquiry into the role of empathy and love on BBC Sherlock

The Interpretation of Dreams
A Freudian reading of The Abominable Bride (part 1)

The Pleasure Principle and the Death Drive
Part 2 of a A Freudian reading of The Abominable Bride

The (Annotated) Abominable Bride
My attempt to catch every ACD reference/Holmesian easter egg in the Sherlock Special.

Nothing Made Me. I Made Me.
Paradoxes of identity in the ShSpesh trailer.

On Sociopaths and Psychopaths
What is the difference, really?  I do some research.

Live and Let Live
How to Read Sherlock’s “Gay Jokes”

A Nation of Herbivores
Hospitality, Cosmopolitanism, and Nationalism in Sherlock.

Sherlock and Paradise Lost - part i, part ii, part iii
A collage of verse and images illustrating the parallels between the texts.

The Missing Reichenbach Solution
Will we ever find out what “really” happened?  First in a series of three metas approaching S3 from a deconstructionist perspective.

Deerstalkers and Doppelgangers
Will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up?  Second in a series of three metas approaching S3 from a deconstructionist perspective.

The Reconstruction of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock critiques performativity. Third in a series of three metas approaching S3 from a deconstructionist perspective.

Molly Hooper and The Science of Attraction
Molly Hooper is conducting a series of scientific experiments on Sherlock Holmes.  I imagine what her lab notebook might look like.

The Work vs The Game
Perceptions of Labor and Leisure in BBC Sherlock

Sherlock Gives Excellent Head: A Trash Meta
What really happened with Janine behind closed doors?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Season 3
When television reflects our own worst selves back at us.

Sherlock Is Actually a Girl’s Name
A bit of a rant on mortality, remembrance, and the tarmac scene. Also, further comments on Mary’s role.

A Book That Everyone Would Own
Why does Sherlock have an out-of-date textbook on syphilis?

Sherlock and Mother Courage
A booklock meta on sentiment and radical politics in Sherlock.

Sherlock’s Bookshelves
A collection of mini-metas on visible books in 221b.

The Sign of OT3
An examination of the complex relationship between John, Sherlock, and Mary, and what it says about modern marriage.

The Temptation of Sherlock Holmes
Moriarty, John, and Sherlock’s moral choices.

Sherlock, Cinematography, Sex, and Gender
On the way BBC Sherlock sexualizes Sherlock and challenges traditional gender conventions.

Feminism and Film Studies
A response to a very interesting ask about how to read 70s feminism in a contemporary context.  Only tangentially Sherlockian, though.

Reichenplot: The Videotaped Solution
My attempt to make sense of Sherlock’s Reichenbach explanation in TEH.

Christmas in July
An examination of every time Sherlock and Mycroft mention Christmas.  Plus a follow up: Further Thoughts on Holmesian Christmas 

Would You Still Want to Help Me?
A brief meditation on Molly Hooper and why she matters.

Sherlock and Motherhood
Some brief thoughts on the role motherhood does (and doesn’t) play on Sherlock.

(see below the cut for links to mini-metas and comments on other people’s metas)

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nekokikuri  asked:

What's the week in March thing everyone is talking about? Im so confused

In March Dan made a comment in his livehow about having a very rough week the following week, and when asked if he would talk about it, told the phandom to ask him again in five months, someone make a note of it to ask him about it. 

August was the “five months later” mark, even though it was closer to midway through March when Dan asked, so when the phandom asked in his liveshow about the week in March, Dan today said to give him two more months and ask then, though it appears he had already forgotten he asked him to tell us about it in five months


Inspiration Quote Wall

Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Construction Paper, Paper Cutter/Scissors, Double-Sided Tape (Puffy Optional), Sharpies, Quotes

  1. Measure paper to desired dimensions. (We recommend a 3 inch by 3 inch square)
  2. Cut the paper.
  3. Cut out as many squares as desired.
  4. Find your favorite quotes and write them on the paper squares. (You can check some out at
  5. Put four pieces of double sided tape on the back side of the paper squares and stick them onto any surface.

Now you have a beautiful looking quote wall that can help bring inspiration and motivation to you everyday!

How did I get myself into all of this mess?
How did I end up with this deadly home address?
How did I come to this, where every song I sing
Is nothing but a list of pain and suffering?

We never will forget, and no, we will not forgive
We fought hard not to die, yet we don’t know how to live
How do we change our world to what we want it to be?
How do we move beyond all of this misery?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

I’ve been in chains since I was nothing but a kid
We don’t know freedom, not quite sure that we ever did
Now that we have it, how will we make use of it?
We’ve been committed — now to what do we all commit?

I used to have a home, now I don’t even have a name
I’m nothing but a number, here we are all the same
We’ve lost so much, so many of those we love are dead
How do I get these memories out of my fucking head?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

How do we bear this burden, far too much to carry?
How do we change our prison to a sanctuary?
We’ve been kept from the light, no one ever gave a damn
If I’ve no one to fight, how do I know who I am?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

We waged a war with Hell, and look, we still survive
But just because we live does not mean that we’re alive
We’ve won the final round, but how to enjoy the win
When we’ve been broken down and we’ll never know what could have been
Heaven help us, where do we begin? (x)

send me a character and number and I’ll tell you
  1. How to soothe them
  2. Favorite color
  3. Favorite candy bar
  4. Favorite movie
  5. Best date night
  6. Best friend
  7. Favorite pizza toppings
  8. Personal style
  9. What they want in a SO
  10. Do they like roller coasters
  11. The song they dance their ass off to
  12. Something that always makes them cry
  13. Puppies or kittens
  14. Preferred weather
  15. First impression of this chara
  16. My thoughts on this chara now
  17. Best thing about them
  18. Worst thing about them
  19. THeir happiest moment
  20. Their worst moment
  21. Dream vacation
  22. How they hold a holiday dinner
  23. Which week they go home on bake off
  24. Are they a bad cook or a good cook?
  25. Signature dinner dish
  26. If they had one month to live
  27. How they’re mischaracterised
  28. How to hurt them

(Let me know if you’re enjoying the updates)

-he had a really bad headache today
-he burned himself on his hair straighteners last week
-the App
-he had to do some animal impressions
-the danandphilshop competition
-they see all the videos
-it took about 6 month to make the app
-he’ll do a panel about creativity with Dan
-and they’ll do a meet up (summer in the city)
-he lost his phone
-Cat is coming over for ‘Summer In The City’ (later)
-he’s on his old phone now
-Collab with Cat coming soon
-Asdf movie 9
-the 7 second challenge video was the important video
-they’ll play 5 Nights At Freddy’s,Dil and then Shelter
-the radio show
-spooky week might happen again
-PINOF in november
-promo for Dan’s video
-another 7 second challenge
-he’s watching 'True Detective’ as well
-he might watch Supernatural soon
-the YouNow llama
-tv shows
-'Buffy the vampire slayer’
-'Phil’s high school life’ is a topic in the book
-he has to go to the shops now before Cat arrives
-a lot of good byes

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anonymous asked:

please can u post these songs that plays on ur tumblr? <3

You Saw Me - Hilsong Live
Take Heart - Hillsong United
Lead Me To The Cross - Brooke Fraser
Open My Eyes - Darlene Zschech
Homesick - Mercy Me
I Can Only Imagine - Third Day
We Are - Kari Jobe
One Thing - Hilsong Live
Like An Avalanche - Hilsong Live
Walk By Faith - Jeremy Camp
God I Look to You - Bethel Church
Bones - Hillsong United
King of the Broken - darlene Zschech
‘till I See You - Hilsong Live
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
The Deep Of Your Grace - Hilsong Live
Cry Out to Jesus - Third Day
Revelation Song - Kari Jobe
Victor’s Crown - Darlene Zschech
Shout to the Lord - Darlene Zschech
Slow Fade - Casting Crowns
God of Wonders - Casting Crowns
More Than Life - Hilsong Live
Let us adore - Hilsong Live
Who Am I? - Casting Crowns
My Desire - Jeremy Camp
Set Me Free - Casting Crowns
Glorify Your Name - Hilsong Live
Agnus Dei - MIchael W. Smith
East to West - Third Day
Amazing Grace - don’t know, sorry.
At The Cross - Hilsong Live
Praise You In The Storm
Closer - Bethel Live
Show Me Your Glory - Third Day
You Are Faithful - Hilsong Live
Wake - Hillsong United
High And Lifted Up - Hilsong Live
His Glory Appears - Hilsong Live
This Is Amazing Grace - Bethel Live
Freedom - Bethel Live
Hosanna - Hilsong Live
Here In My Life - Hilsong Live
How Great Is Our God
With All I Am - Hilsong Live
The Potter’s Hand - Hilsong Live
Saviour King - Hilsong Live
Desert Song - Hilsong Live
You Won’t Relent - Jesus Culture
What The World Will Never Take
Worthy is The Lamb - Darlene Zschech
Your Love Nerver Fails - Jesus Culture
Our God - Michael W. Smith
How He Loves Us - Jesus Culture
You See - Bethel Live
Came To My Rescue - Hillsong United
Still - Hillsong United
Here I Am To Worship - Hilsong Live
Through it All  - Hilsong Live
Hope Of The World - Hilsong Live
You Are You Are Lord - Hilsong Live
My Hope - Hilsong Live
Highest - Hilsong Live
Emmanuel - Hilsong Live
You Hold Me Now - Hilsong Live
Glory - Hilsong Live
Offering - Third Day
Golden - - don’t know, sorry.
Blessed - Hilsong Live
I Give You My Heart - Hilsong Live
I Need You More - Bethel Live
I Love Your Presence - Bethel Live
I will Love - Hilsong Live
You Are Love - Darlene Zschech
Relentless - Hilsong Live
Sing to the Lord - Hilsong Live
Nothing Like Your Love - Hilsong Live
Draw Me Close - Bethel Live
Glorious Ruins - Hillsong United
Carry Me - don’t know, sorry.
I Still Believe - Jeremy Camp
Stay - Jeremy Camp
God of The City - Hillsong Conference
Better Than Life - Hilsong Live
Emmanuel - Darlene Zschech
Forever - Kari Jobe
Hands to the Heavens - Kari Jobe