move on 2012

not to be nsfw but what’s really getting to me is the sheer contrast between dan and phil’s move to london in 2012 and dan and phil’s move out of their london apartment in 2017.. dan and phil moved to london in 2012 to accept an offer for a radio show that they had no way of telling where it would lead and was undeniably one of the biggest risks they’ve ever taken in their lives together and now here they are in 2017 moving out into a bigger and better place to celebrate the success and happiness that resulted from taking that risk 5 years ago

I adore how people are just so salty about the nick tmnt. It’s getting to the point to where it’s funny. Like the kind that’s stupid. That kinda funny. Like god forbid people actually enjoy the damn cartoon for once. Shit.

anonymous asked:

I'm a still a CC supporter despite all the hate we get. I started following you because your writing is just so amazing. I've been wanting to ask you about Phan. They seem to have such a big fan base but I don't know who they are? Can you give me a basic breakdown of who they are and the fandom?

Oh, man

It’s easier if you come off anon and we can chat! But the super tl;dr version: 

  • They’re youtubers! AmazingPhil and danisnotonfire. 
  • Phil’s been doing youtube for a hella long time, Dan started out as a fan of Phil’s and spammed the fuck out of Phil with friendly/flirty messages and some questionable nudes back in 2009
  • They tweeted each other nonstop, did disgustingly cute things like posting screencaps of their skype calls, pined via social media until they met irl in October (if i included receipts this post would be 140 pages long so if you’re curious just message me off anon)
  • Here is a link to the video they made together the day they met >>> link
  • They both publicly identified as bisexual on social media 
  • By December 2009 it’s pretty clear from the really really not subtle tweets about them having sex, wtg dan that they were dating 
  • Dan lived three hours away by train but once they started meeting up irl apparently the boy decided trains weren’t that bad because they basically went back and forth between Reading and Manchester every other week for like a year
  • And then Dan moved to Manchester in 2010, about a year after they met, to start law school, lived in uni halls for a year and then moved in with Phil
  • By this time Dan was doing youtube too (he actually started in 2009, at Phil’s urging, but he had a decent follower base by 2011) and he and Phil started doing the occasional project together
  • Dan dropped out of law school and he and Phil both decided to go full time at the youtube thing
  • a video Phil made for Dan on their first Valentine’s Day together (2010), originally shared privately on youtube, leaked. they managed to get a lid on it fairly quickly but honestly it just really sucks because it was just a youtube glitch and exposed something private that made them run full speed into the closet and slam the door but seriously i don’t know how anyone can watch it and doubt their sincerity but really hit me up off anon and we can chat more about that
  • They moved to London in 2012 to work for BBC, the vday video leaked a second time, but this time really caught fire. Dan had just shot up in popularity and he kind of lost it tbh. 2012 Dan was a confused, angry, volatile little shit but if I suddenly had millions of people obsessing over everything I did, especially relationship/sexuality, while I was still struggling to make the financial end of my career even work I can’t say I’d handle it well either
  • Around late 2014 they seemed to make some pretty pivotal decisions to tie their careers together as much as their personal lives always had been. They made a gaming channel, signed a book deal together, and started planning a tour together 
  • Here is a link to a day in the life video they did in late 2014 >>> link
  • Since 2015 it’s been a gradual slide out of the closet (particularly for Dan, who tends to be more vocal about everything) 
  • Here is a link to the video they posted of their vacation to Japan >>> link
  • Last October there was another shift (one specifically referenced by Dan and Phil themselves, not just a fan-observed thing) and it’s been a much more rapid escalation of openness and natural behavior towards each other on camera. Since October they’re more flirty, more affectionate, more physical 
  • And as of 2017 they are reaching new and new heights of being open about their life together and let me tell you, it is a fan-fucking-tastic fandom to be a part of right now
  • Here is a link to one of their videos from this past December >>> link

anonymous asked:

Seriously though, was it Magnus who invented the dab?? Like when I first joined the LT fandom and only knew the memes and not the show I thought it was just a joke that Sport dabs but ??? He's been doing it for like 14 years ??? So was he the original dabber ?? ~lazyscoutnumberone

The official wikipedia page for the dab claims that the move was invented in either 2012 or 2015, but since it has been Sportacus’s signature move since 1996, and Maggi himself had been doing it even before then, I can’t help but wonder if he actually did invent the dab after all? :^þ