thank god for the new video

anonymous asked:

I love reading what you have to say about anything in general (dan and phil, politics, your work day [even in passing]) and idk I just wanted to say hi + ask what you have to say about their new gaming video? I loved it, they were so (insert a multitude of different positive adjectives) and Phil is such a broad thinker it's amazing. I think (im pretty sure) you loved it as well and I just wanna read your thoughts, hahaha thanks!

can you hear that? it’s the sound of me screaming because i have to rewrite the entirety of this ramble after tumblr DELETED IT THE FIRST TIME ifjaoiwejraoiejroaeir. but YES oh my god. i did love this video. a lot. there’s so, so much to talk about. grab a fkn snack mate, bc this is super long. 

1. there’s been a lot of discourse about dan and phil’s interaction in this video. i received a handful of messages regarding dan’s apparently aggressive treatment of phil and one regarding the way people were apparently abusing phil in the comments under the video and calling him “stupid and untalented.” um. okay so i’ll work backwards. i have watched the video three times now. all three times i scrolled really deep into the comments. NONE of those times did i see a single comment that was insulting or demeaning to phil. where are people seeing this? i feel like this is a classic case of one or two people saying something happened and then everyone repeating it without actually checking the source. if anything, the yt comments are full of people saying firstly that phil is “too creative” for this game and has a fascinating mind, and, secondly, that he’s a full-grown man who doesn’t need the protection of his fans from dan of all people, the so-called aggressive bully in this scenario, who just so happens to also be his best friend and life partner. i definitely agree with that latter point.

something else that’s been lost in this discussion and that seems extremely relevant is that a lot of this video’s central dynamic, with dan being shocked and appalled at phil’s seemingly abysmal drawing skills and phil doing the absolute most in every drawing, felt really, really put on or exaggerated for dramatic/comedic effect. i think the very first instance of it, when phil draws his fucked up umbrella, and dan just sort of jokes about it looking like a palm tree for a while and then at the end just says like a few words about how extreme phil’s interpretation was—i think this was a super authentic interaction. but i also think they quickly gathered with the drawings that followed that it would be really funny to ham it up for the sake of comedy and that’s why phil’s drawings seemed to get intentionally more and more “creative,” so to speak, while dan’s responses got correspondingly more and more extreme and high-pitched and shriek-y until basically everyone’s eardrums were bleeding. i get why the video was grating to some people bc like,,, this shit can get tiring to watch when it seems so extra. but personally i found it very funny… especially bc of my next point.

this narrative around phil being some sort of unappreciated creative genius who was constantly being berated in this video by his callous friend and just sadly tolerated all of this abuse is not only annoying bc it infantilizes phil but also because it’s just … wrong? and overlooks two of my fav things about the video which were how supportive and ENCOURAGING dan was, even while he was trying to exaggerate his “holy shit phil how are you so bad” thing, and simultaneously, how assertive and opinionated and sassy (i hate that word but literally don’t know a better one to describe him in this vid) phil was the whole time. to the first point, i don’t think there was a single one of phil’s turns in which dan wasn’t passionately yelling saying something like ‘come on phil. you can do this’ and also giving him recommendations on how best he should draw the object to get the point. even when he was in the middle of screaming about how bad phil was, he seemed to occasionally rein it in with a compliment to balance it out. for instance, during phil’s lobster drawing, he did the whole ‘what the fuck even is that’ for a while and then immediately had to dilute it by saying something like, “okay but by the end i could totally tell they were claws.” or when phil very reasonably points out that he’s using his wrong hand which is why he’s struggling, dan immediately agrees and repeats it as if for emphasis: “they’re not using their wrong hand to be fair.” and he even calls himself out about this, with the usual “WHY AM I HELPING YOU???” i honestly read dan as wanting to go to his default mode of supporting phil and celebrating his lateral/creative thinking (reminiscent of when he did this in the impossible quiz) the whole time, but then also needing to keep the comedy going by acting so confounded by phil’s inability to draw simple objects. as mentioned however, phil does not respond in the typical amazingphil™ way to all of the taunting. whereas in 2014-15 era dapg bants, he tended to just remain docile while dan would make his ‘what the fuck are you on about’ comments regarding phil’s weird sexual innuendoes or whatever else, in this video phil was anything but docile. he was in fact quite consistent in giving his own opinionated statements/retorts. just an abbreviated list:

  • the bit where he names the robot bianca and dan immediately objects and phil basically goes, yes. i named it. deal with it. hoe.
  • when they’re looking at other people’s umbrella drawings and he goes “oh shut up. look at you with your perfect umbrellas” in the sneeriest voice known to humankind
  • when dan is making fun of him pretty intensely and phil actually adamantly defends himself and says, “put me under pressure, and i can’t do things.” doesn’t seem like someone who’s just submissively accepting dan’s mockery. he’s explaining why it was hard for him.
  • “look at arty jim down here” damn. arty jim got fuckin rekt  
  • “how is ‘lobster’ easy ???? ?  i mean what the hell,” again in the sneeriest voice i’ve heard
  • his absolute disgust that dan got elbow so easily, and the way he proceeds to shove dan and threatens to “elbow [him] in the face.” like damn. he fightin back
  • when he’s like ‘i don’t  even do anything with this hand’ and flops his left hand around i s2g he is trying to sneak in a cheeky sexual innuendo and slyly allude to wanking in the way that he does best and DAN DOESNT HEAR HIM THE FIRST TIME bc he’s talking and phil just stares at him while he flops his hand around and repeats “i don’t even use this hand it’s a dead weight” and dan absolutely doesn’t take the bait. oh my god. phil intentionally trying to annoy dan with innuendoes, and checking to see if he gets it,,,, that is the shit i live for
  • ‘all or nothing on the zebra’ cheeky laugh. damn.
  • the way he’s like ‘just shut up then’ to dan as he begins drawing the zebra. because he’s not taking dan’s shit
  • etc etc etc

and i firmly believe phil was HOLDING BACK in this!!!! !! ! and was still at least partially constrained by/aware of the camera and his usual role as the quieter, gentler foil to dan’s hysteria and melodramatics. so like. just imagine how much more assertive he is when the camera isn’t on. i don’t think any of y’all need to be worried in any way about phil’s ability to handle everything dan dishes out bc i think he’s happily returning it in full measure.

2. on a similar but somewhat unrelated note, phil spent a lot of time in this video sitting patiently while dan went on some truly remarkable monologues and i thought it was noteworthy, mostly in that phil just couldn’t stop looking at dan in apparent adoration even while he was being a dramatic child. i felt like the staring was much less guarded than phil tends to be—he’s usually so aware of the camera and consciously tries to maintain eye contact with the audience as much as possible, but there were just a few moments in this where i was surprised by how long he let himself just watch dan. 

during dan’s first ‘artsy vs. creative’ monologue:

during dan’s random ass screaming about a raccoon idek:

during dan’s second ‘artsy vs. creative’ monologue:

phil was p captivated. and these def are moments where he’s looking at dan for longer than usual, not just one-off instances of the most fleeting glances that i screenshotted for effect. i promise. 

3. there were some like,,, incredible exchanges during this vid that i specifically want to analyze.

first, the ‘dabble with a robot’ bit at the beginning when dan tries to get phil to admit that he’s making an innuendo and phil won’t do it. i loved this so much. i don’t even have anything much to say other than dan is trying to kill the innocent!phil trope so hard and it’s so funny to me. also. phil was def talking about robot sex. and right after he says dabble the first time, there’s this really obvious jump cut and the immediate frame following it is THIS:


second: ‘i think bianca has a crush on you and she’s mistreating me.’ let’s unpack this. because at first i was just like oh so some inanimate object with a vaguely female voice is showing a potential preference or softness for dan, and phil immediately thinks that she’s crushing on him. and that’s interesting in itself because it’s a surprising leap to make, tbh, and i would never expect phil to say it. but then the second bit, ‘and she’s mistreating me,’ stated as a completely natural follow-up thought. i initially didn’t even pay any mind to this bc like ok whatever he’s whining about not getting his point. but like. think about it for a second. in what context would someone who has a crush on dan mistreat phil other than jealousy or irritation due to the fact that phil is the reason dan is romantically unavailable? like honestly??? ? a platonic interpretation of that comment doesn’t even exist. ‘x has a crush on you and they’re mistreating me’ is literally only a thing someone would say to their significant other. tbh.

third, and my personal fav: the convo after phil ‘cheats’ or pushes dan’s arm while he’s drawing the spoon. just every bit of it. the way that dan leans in on his second repeat of ‘how would you do it then.’ the way that phil completely drops his on-camera voice when he says, ‘no we’re not doing best of three, we’re doing three rounds. it’s 4-2 right now.’ it’s the most natural voice ever, as though he immediately assumes this convo won’t be left in the video. and i imagine a lot of their behind the scenes negotiation as they film for dapg, regarding how things will be scored/structured, happens like this. as in, without some sort of CUT CUT PAUSE interjection to break the filming, but rather just a noticeable shift in tone to demonstrate to each other that they’re saying something that should be cut out in editing. to me, this is just completely reaffirmed by the amount of eye contact that immediately follows phil talking about the score. here’s an amazing gifset of it, which i need all of yall to click and look at, to really get what i’m saying here. and here’s my own screenshot bc y not:

it feels like phil definitely is trying to just have a conversation with dan to figure how they should proceed but dan is still performing a bit, and hamming up his exasperation for the camera when he says, ‘best of three, that would mean i win.’ phil then catches on, drops some of his softness and his natural voice, and immediately looks back to the camera. just. such a good, revealing little exchange. and as soon as the little natural moment is broken, phil immediately defaults back into the sassiness that he’s been demonstrating the whole video by saying, ‘i’m not! i’m just having so much fun,” in like. the world’s most sarcastic voice. then dan chiming in with the requisite fond “this guy” followed by “he’s so sneaky, can you imagine playing monopoly with him?” and that’s interesting too bc it’s dan ~breaking the fourth wall~ more explicitly and talking directly to us, and specifically to this section of his audience that has been voraciously demanding they play board games. he knows he’s being cute and domestic or whatever but at the same time it seems like he’s been genuinely a bit insecure about so overtly denying the audience something they’ve been asking for for so long, which is why he keeps bringing it up and trying to justify it in various ways–by explaining that it would be boring (as he said in his live show) or that it’d end badly (as he said on twitter and now in this video).

wow. just such a good and unexpectedly thought-provoking video. i loved it and genuinely laughed a lot even though the bants were so dramatic and overdone. they were having so much fun the whole time, in my opinion, and that, coupled with their continued lower boundaries regarding on-camera mannerisms, eye contact, touching, etc. seem to be the running themes of post-baking universe dapg. excited to see how these things develop over the course of the year! and also just so excited to see that they are actually carrying forward and sticking to their perceived re-commitment to the gaming channel that happened with gamingmas. they’re really making an effort to film in advance and post way more regularly than we’ve been used to, despite “life things” that are happening. they’re working hard to show us that they care deeply about this channel still and it’s just so uplifting to see that, and to be reminded with each video that they also have so much fun together, always :’)

(dan vs. phil: quick draw)

honestly god fucking bless Mike Stamford cause if it weren’t for him our two broken sons would never have met and we wouldn’t have the best love story in tv history

anonymous asked:

oh god sorry but that's a clusterfuck of promo video, we have a new jenny klein in the writers team reducing dean to a gross frat boy, and as a dean fan i'm seeing red, if the whole episode is like that they're making a disservice to dean's character, can't they go for intelligent humor instead of dumbing down characters for comic relief?

I think… that’s actually the point of this episode though? The entire conceit of it is that THERE IS CLEARLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH DEAN HERE.

He’s under a curse? That is making him act this way? And that is literally the point?

And I really, really, REALLY don’t think the point of it is for “comic relief.” This is gonna hurt like hell.

Dean is losing himself, his memories, and it’s not “funny” at all.

I was talking with *spends five minutes trying to remember who I talked about this with and of course it’s lizbob…* So anyway we were saying that it seems like this is the first time Sam’s seen Dean since the previous night (we saw in one of the other promos that he gets blasted with a weird light in the woods, and then wakes up curled around a bunny… still in the woods). Sam finds him in a diner where he’s gorging himself on TWO huge plates of waffles with syrup and whipped cream and chocolate and berries and… wow that’s weird even for DEAN.

And Dean seems REALLY out of it. Really kind of… uncaring. Forgetful. And Sam’s first thought is that Dean went on a bender, got drunk, and passed out ~somewhere~ and that he might STILL be drunk…

Because that’s Sam’s read of “performing Dean.” Not that he’d actually been snoozing in the woods curled up with a bunny rabbit after being CURSED BY A WITCH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THIS IS SAM’S FIRST ASSUMPTION of what’s “wrong” with Dean.

Especially since they seem to be working a case involving ~weird circumstances~ like this. And when Dean normally realizes his phone is broken, his first thing he usually does is find another means to contact Sam… NOT TO GO TO SOME DINER AND GORGE HIMSELF ON SUGARY PILES OF WAFFLES.

(have I mentioned that waffles have a similar standing to El Sol beer in the visual language of the show, in that they are sort of a PG rated version of DECEPTION? Whenever you see waffles on spn, LOOK FOR THE LIES! Just like when you see El Sol).

no really I have a list of every waffle ever on this damn show: 



Sam has always, as much as Dean could manage, received a Sanitized for Sammy version of the truth. Think 9.07 and “the story became the story.” Sam sees Dean’s swagger and his performing mask and STILL believes that it’s at least a LITTLE bit true to Dean’s personality.

Heck he’s so wrong.

But Dean has worked his entire life to maintain that mask for Sam, like a PARENT would hold that mask up for a child, because that’s what parents DO for their kids. They protect them from the harsh realities of the world. They tell them placating lies. They try to let their kids just be kids… (and no, I’m not saying this is a healthy thing to do, but the shit that Dean had to keep from Sam when they were kids– often on John’s orders, such as don’t tell Sammy about the hunting– when DEAN WAS ALSO JUST A CHILD HIMSELF… I mean there are miles of essays written about this stuff… )

And I watched that promo and thought, WTF SAMMY HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY NOT RIGHT WITH DEAN? And Sam just sat there befuddled and assumed Dean was “still drunk.”

I think this is going to be an excellent way to shine a little bit more light through the cracks in the codependency. Not only is Sam going to be confronted with the horrific truth of Dean’s situation (that he’s not drunk and fucking off on the job, but LITERALLY A VICTIM OF THE MotW), but his own long-held misperceptions of who Dean truly is as a person, and how hard he works to keep that mask in place.

Not to mention the fact that with Dean’s memory loss and seeming childishness here, SAM is going to be forced into the role of “parent” or “caretaker” in ways that even Dean’s PHYSICAL regression to 14 or so in 10.12 didn’t even come CLOSE to touching on. Because this isn’t a physical regression. This is gonna HURT.

Also, remember that we don’t actually have any context for this scene yet, aside from trying to piece it together with little hits from other promos, interviews, and our own meta theories.


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Sneaky Kisses (A Jack Maynard imagine/oneshot)

I liveeeeeeeeee… again. It’s been a while since my last post, and I’m just going to openly admit that I’m a lazy mother effer. Sorry. 

Anyway, my brain FINALLY squeezed out some creativity and this is what resulted from that. 

Enjoy :)

“Happy Tuesday, everyone, and thanks for clicking on this new video. I promise this week’s video will be worth the click,” You stated, making a very long introduction to your weekly upload. “…because I’ll be playing the ‘What’s in my Mouth’ challenge with the one and only Jack Maynard, aka The Pretty Face, aka my boyfriend.” 

“Well that was quite the intro,” Jack commented, draping an arm around the back of your chair. “And yes, note that I’m only doing this because I was promised a head massage.”

“See, once you start dating them ladies and gents, collaborating suddenly becomes a source of bribery,” You rolled your eyes. “And to think you told me you would do it because you love me…”

Jack grinned, “I do love you,” He leaned close to quickly kiss your cheek. “Somedays I just love your massages more.”

“And with that comment, don’t take any personal offense to anything that may happen in the next few minutes,” You remarked, lightly shoving him away. “Now let’s stop sickening my viewers with our disgusting couple crap and get on with the challenge!”

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//Mod T here! The ECHO project, while long and arduous, was definitely a ton of fun! I made some wonderful friends and really had an amazing time contributing to this beautiful piece.

Now, of course, I went a little crazy and made many, many poses–so many, in fact, that not all of them made it in! Here is the full list of poses that were created, some of which made it into the video.

I owe a very, very big thank you to two people–first, @myebi​ for working with me to line every single pose you see here (ah, the woe of being a traditional artist), and @namelessokami​ for putting up with me for ages and ages and lining those hands sweet jesus you beautiful being helping me with the initial colors as well as providing me with undying support with every single multi-faceted and hard-to-manage part of this many-layered piece. Seriously, friend??? THANK YOU??? Couldn’t have done this without you.

Also, a special thank-you goes to @techcat​ for being so gosh-darn amazing and putting this together!!!




*ahem anyway*

The idea behind Gaster and Aster’s outfit was to mirror the necklaces they wear as a sign of their love. Aster’s colors were reflective of Gaster’s crystal necklace, whereas Gaster wears the bright and bombastic colors of the sun necklace around Aster’s neck. Once again, thank you to all who helped me, and congrats to everyone who worked on this beautiful project!
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Reveals Newborn Son’s Name
Jessa and Ben Seewald’s second son was born on Feb. 6

Monday that they will be calling their week-old second son 

Henry Wilberforce. 

The newest addition to the family is named after William Wilberforce, a politician and philanthropist who was instrumental in putting an end to the slave trade.

The couple decided on Henry mainly because Jessa “really like it.”

“We just thought it was cute, but also there was another great man of God name Matthew Henry who lived before Wilberforce and he wrote a lot of great commentaries,” Ben said in the video.

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Celebrate Elliot

Summary: @sophiatomlinson23: Could you write an Elliot x reader imagine where Elliot finally tells the reader that he was behind the whole data wipe the changed the world? And he’s really nervous about how the readers going to react because he thinks she will react badly but she actually is super impressed/interested about how he did it and stuff? Thanks :) cx

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@god: thank you for cockles. we are truly blessed.

anonymous asked:

Rosy, we got so much things about the show before the premiere and last week episode. Don't you think it's funny that we didn't get that much from next episode? They released a lot of promos, articles, photos, videos etc etc etc, and all we got now is just some photos, one promo and Selina's article. Very, very funny. Very, very interesting...

Thank GOD.

It was TOO MUCH!

There was so much content and spoilers and interviews. I couldn’t even take it all in and it I didn’t want to. 

I wish we’d had it doled out to us bit by bit earlier when we were starved for content, but I found it to be too much and didn’t want to spoil the new season. I’ve stopped looking at the interviews and articles unless posts convince me that it’s a must see. 

I’m waiting for some Eliza interview, actually. I find it interesting that we haven’t gotten much from her. Makes me think they’re holding onto her. There’s stuff she would say that would be too controversial. Too spoilery. Because they always ask about Bellarke now, and we’ve got canon love and strong feelings from Bellamy, although no canon relationship, but they can’t reveal Clarke’s feelings. Why can’t they reveal Clarke’s feelings, nonny?


anonymous asked:

Fairly new to KPop and BTS, I have to ask, if you don't mind, Is Jimin really not considered handsome/attractive/hot in Korea? I have watched several videos where he was ranked last in the group for looks and I just can't imagine as he has the face of a porcelain doll and the body of a Greek God. Thanks in advance. 🙂

Honestly, I don’t know.  Korea has a very specific checklist for people to be considered handsome or pretty.  If you don’t fit that narrow definition – then you might be ugly.  But maybe you could be cute or sexy – which is apparently different than handsome or pretty.  I know things like small face, big eyes, high nose bridge, pale skin, blemish free (no freckles, moles, etc), long legs, and a bunch of other things are on the list.  Jin fits as someone considered conventionally handsome in Korea.  Taehyung is handsome, but sometimes considered too dark (don’t even ask, the skin color thing is whole other can of worms and I would have had no idea he was considered dark skinned if someone didn’t tell me).  I don’t even know how Korea feels about the handsomeness of the other members… except that there are plenty of people who are attracted to them (you don’t have to be considered handsome to be attractive, I guess) and Jimin has a lot of fans and is pretty popular across the board.  The Korean beauty standards are just one of those things I don’t fully understand no matter how many times I hear it explained.

I wouldn’t take those ranking vids too seriously, I’m not sure the boys are all that serious when they rank each other.  

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Thanks, I now know that those machines are called gashapon and that there are whole stores overseas filled with nothing but gashapon machines and it’s unlocked a whole new world of eBay for me…shit.

Check out this too-hot-for-tv video of somebody using a tiny gashapon machine. I’ll call it gasha-porn.

marcuskanc  asked:


yes ma’am, that’s me! thank you so, so much! the chapter was a LOT of fun to write. i actually struck upon the video yearbook idea pretty late into writing it and now i’m just thinking of all the ways i can milk that idea later on (because, c’mon, like callie wasn’t telling sinclair to take picture after picture when marcus and abby were talking with their arms around each other). :)