Look at this mother fucker. He is about to go invade the Fire Nation during the eclipse, what he thinks will be the biggest moment of his life. Fulfilling his destiny. So what does he do? He stops and pets the koala sheep.
I’ve always felt animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don’t fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we’re smarter…what a joke.
there is a last place you will ever go, a last door you will ever walk through, a last sight you will ever see. and every step you take is moving you closer. the end of the world is a billion, billion tiny moments and somewhere unnoticed, in silence or darkness… it has already begun.
Sorry if you have answered this before but, some positivity maybe? What are your favorite things about Dan?
His laughter: -His giggles when they squeak at the end because he can’t breathe -His giggles when they pitch up to that literal ‘hee hee hee!’ -His giggles when they start with that literal ‘ah-hah-hah-hah!’ -His giggles when he ends up snorting -How he snaps or claps while laughing really hard
His voice: -When it’s normal and gentle and sweet and soft -When he brings it lower into that sensual rumbly goodness
His long baby deer legs: -So graceful -So dangerous -Has been described as gliding when he walks -Has also been described as purposeful in his strides -Also falls over a lot
When he sings: -When he makes up a song based on what’s going on -When he sings something relevant to what’s going on -When he just sings because he has a song stuck in his head -When he just sings because he thought of a song just then -Voice of an angel
His eyes: -So pretty -The little crinkles in the corners when he laughs -When he drifts he just gets that faraway look in them that you can get lost in -So warm -So full of love -Probably when he looks at you you feel like the only person on the planet
His smile: -That cute puppy dog sweet childlike smile -The smirk -The dopey grin -The lopsided grin -When there’s a video and we get to see him smile while laughing -When he sticks his tongue out and bites on the tip while smiling
His hugs: -Self described “Huggin’ machine” -Arms “made for huggin”“ -Best hugs on the planet -His arms are long and really wind around you -Perfect amount of squeezing -No matter who you are or what shape you are you just fit against him -Because he was made for hugging
His dancing: -The side to side headbop -Hands up for a snap -Hand up for a little fly-away-wave -The side to side full body shuffle -The hip swing -The full head bang sending hair everywhere
His lips: -So soft -Great shape -When he bites the lower one when he’s thinking about something -When he also licks the lower one when thinking about something (though rarer than biting)
His realness: -When he talks about going through a tough time -When he sends out genuine love to his fans whether they’re having a tough time themselves and he’s offering advice or when he’s humbled by the response to something he did -When he tells a story of a time in his life -When he’s expressing love for one of his friends
His sweetness: -“Hi babies” -“Hello lovelies” -“I missed you guys” -“Bye sweet treasures” -“Hi ladies” -“Bye, I love you!” -“Can we do Grumps forever?”
How he tries to use his platform for good: -Is always trying to learn and better himself through feedback -Always tries to better everyone else by telling people to love one another -Talks fans through anxiety and panic when they’re meeting and is always patient and understanding about it -Knowing he provides an escape and has helped people through difficult times just by doing Grumps or NSP and talks about getting fan letters saying exactly that and is always blown away and always tells everyone 'thank you’ for getting the opportunity to help them
His hair: -Wild curls -Wonderful ringlets -Frizzy -Droopy -How he plays with it when he’s thinking about something -How it is a mystery -Sweet fluffy cloud of curly goodness -How it is always described as soft
All of his music. -All of it -The deep, serene, drifting poignancy of The Northern Hues that followed struggles, but he didn’t give up, he took lessons and tried again and produced beautiful, driven, powerful but soft messages in Skyhill, falling again but only shelving his music for a while and finally catching his break with NSP when he found a musical partner in Brian
His gentleness: -Either with real world animals (letting birds perch on his knees, petting sheep that previously shunned everyone else, being sweet with all manner of doggos and puppers, carefully holding and wistfully looking at a snake, enjoying aquariums on multiple occasions, more more more) -Anything that is cute or a little silly looking in a game “Oohh I love it immediately!”
All of his lingo: -Jams -Jimmy jams -Tasty -Totally -The use of um and like a lot (which denotes intelligence, by the way, look it up) -Oo-OO! -Keyop! -Moremoremore
His genuineness with others, he never hides who he is. His trusting nature, willing to put his faith in the people he loves. Loving everyone. Being a 'bad judge of character’ because he believes in the good in everyone. Overcoming his struggles to become the musician he knew he was always meant to be.
His proud nerdiness: -Loves Magic the Gathering (still owns his old decks) -Loves DnD -LotR -Harry Potter -Game of Thrones -Vidya games -Comics -MUSIC he is SUCH a music nerd! Speaking of-
The incredible encyclopedia of music knowledge that he has. -Can name millions of albums off the top of his head -Can name all the songs of said albums -Knows the names of all band members in any given band -Knows trivia behind songs -Has read just all the liner notes of every album he’s ever owned -Can recall a tune rhythmically and melodically perfectly in a snap -Has been to thousands of concerts -Rush
He’s also such a SPORTS nerd: -The Giants -Podcast about football -Loves basketball and hockey too -Throw in some baseball -And soccer as well -Can recall players names and statistics and games from years and years ago in any one of these sportsball categories
His encouraging change in people, whether they’re trying to be more like him or just trying to change for the better because he is such a good example of happiness and love. How he genuinely wants everyone to be better and accepting of themselves and others. How he talks openly about mental illness and encourages people to get help if they need to get help because there’s nothing wrong with it and everyone needs help. “Love everyone, forgive everyone. Especially yourself.” Just. Dan.
whenever I’m super super sad I go to my safe space. My safe space, specifically, is a world on minecraft in peaceful mode. In this place I tend a tiny flock of sheep and build a small cabin next to their field. I am neither an architect nor very good at building things, but nevertheless it calms me. Sometimes I sit in my cabin and look at my sheep through the window and think about how fluffy and good they are.
I am not allowed to have negative thoughts while in this place. I am only allowed to listen to the calming music and my sheepies’ baa’s, and quietly build.