trying to decide what stim toy you want? i’m here to help !!
(note: this is based off me n a few others’ experiences)
other moving part toys
Pros: -easy to get your hands on -typically not expensive -wide variety
Cons: -not very discreet
a popular, well-liked type of stim toy! good for keeping focused, self regulation, and they’re pretty fun to play with ! there’s quite a variety of them out there, some may not even be marketed as stim toys (ex: plastic toys from stores).
chew jewelry (necklaces/bracelets)
Pros: -meant for chewing! you won’t break em -no more chewing on wires/fingernails/etc -jewelry can be designed nicely to look like regular jewelry
Cons: -actual chew jewelry/toys are harder to get and can be pricey -teether rings aren’t discreet
many autistic people never outgrew the instinct/need to put thing in their mouth or chew on things! and some other nd people chew for other reasons! that’s what these are for! plus, they can also help with anger management! tip: if you don’t want people to see your chew necklace, tuck it under your shirt and chew when you’re alone/no one’s looking!
moni moni animals
stretchy rubber toys
Pros: -fairly easy to get -inexpensive -stress balls are a “normal office toy” (less chance of judgement)
Cons: -monis and rubber toys aren’t as discreet
a calming stim! very soothing, good for relieving stress and anxiety. i like to roll my moni moni animal between my hands a lot!
weighted lap pads
weighted stuffed animals
Pros: -fantastic sensory input -good for insomnia
Cons: -harder to get -pricey -not discreet
i LOVE weighted stuff!!it’s a great feeling. super calming and soothing. really good for helping you sleep!!
stuffed animals/plush toys
Pros: -very easy to get -varying prices
Cons: -not discreet -seen as immature and babyish (unfortunately)
plushies!! super important. super good. soft, huggable, lovable things. many people have them as comfort items!! it’s so good to hug them and pet the fur
Pros: -wide variety -there are good textures in a lot of places! -spike toys are slightly painful and can leave little indents, which is a good alternative to self harm!
Cons: -spike toys are harder to get
textures!! we all know n love our textures. my favorite is fur!! sometimes i stim by petting my pets! (my hamster is especially good, she’s so soft!). textures are everywhere and everyone likes different things! but there’s also specific toys/tools that can help! like bristle brushes and spiked things!
Pros: -wide variety -easy to make -there are a lot of gifs online
Cons: -no tactile stimulation
popular!! easily found online, and easily made irl! fun things to watch. i especially love to watch fish tanks!
Slime, Sand, and Orbeez
Pros: -really fun -unique textures
Cons: -a stay-at-home toy -needs to be kept in a safe dry space -harder to get -messy -fancy slime is expensive
these things are the most popular in stimboards and videos, because they look so cool!! if you make your own, you can do whatever you want with it! they’re all really unique textures and feelings and super fun to play with! tip: be careful when using borax! it’s toxic
i hope this helps!! feel free to add on if you have anything!
I wish people would stop making us who don’t want another female Watson & male Sherlock seem sexist. We are not complaining because we don’t want more female characters, hell, most of us are females.
We are complaining, because by making Watson a woman, they’re taking out the lgbt aspect of the story (because even when it’s strictly subtext there’s always the element of it with two men living together) and because WHY IS IT ALWAYS WATSON, THE SIDEKICK WHO GETS TO BE FEMALE?
I’d be ecstatic if a version where BOTH of them were female came out because there are way too few fictional female geniuses. And way too few lesbian ships. At least they could make Sherlock the female one, but no, it always needs to be watson - and it’s not even the hot blooded yet clever army doctor we know from the books, no, the female Watson is always kind of a mother figure. She takes care of Sherlock, she helps him to calm down when needed. Her military background is left out, like in elementray.
Also, the Sherlocks with female Watsons seem to be more masculine than the ones with male Watsons. In the acd canon sherlock is a very bubbly & feminine character, and for example Brett’s & Cumberbatch’s Sherlock are like this. I’ve only seen one episode of elementary, but apparently he’s a womanazer when the original Sherlock is not at all intereste in women.
So to conclude, we don’t hate the idea of female Watson - if we also got female Sherlock we’d be joyous. But the way Elementary & sherlock north are doing it is just forcing gender roles and ignoring lgbt rep. Thank you.
note: i didn’t mean to to badmouth elementary I’m sure it’s a good show and all, i was just using it as an example for my points of this phenomenon in general. I don’t hate elementary. I might even watch it one day. I made this post because there are already TWO popular versions with female Watson and none with both of them as females (and please dont link your indie fem sherlock versions to me as proof im sure they’re great but they aren’t POPULAR). Also i never said bbc Sherlock is good with representation?? I was just as furious as the next person when it turned out that it was queerbating but that doesn’t erase the fact that their characters are very well adapted from the acd canon. And when i talked about subtext as lgbt representation I meant the versions from the time when having lgbt characters was actually illegal, obvoiusly nowdays it isn’t good enough. And please notice how I said that i want lesbian johnlock before calling me sexist. Also “fuck you” isn’t a very convincing argument. Thank you.
Synopsis: University AU babes. Tom is the most well-known fuckboy within the freshers (or freshman if you’re American) of your University. He is used to getting his own way with every girl but then he meets you. Whilst you hang out with the popular girls, you are unlike the others and Tom learns that he can’t always get his own way.
A/N: I hope you enjoy the first part of this University Series! I’m so excited to write it for you guys :)
Thomas Stanley Holland was the epitome of a fuckboy. He was rich, he was a player and he never treated a girl properly. Tom walked around the University campus with his posse of fellow fuckboys, who were also rich assholes. They had chosen Tom as their ‘leader’ since he was the most confident, most attractive and richest out of them all. Together these boys practically ran the school.
With Season 4 coming out tomorrow, I thought it was a good time to look at the state of Voltron ships in relation to canon as of Season 3. This post is a summary, not an exhaustive collection of all evidence.
Remember folks, just because a ship isn’t canon should never be a reason for you to stop shipping it. Fandom was built on the backs of ships between characters who never even met.
Hunk/Shay (Hunay) - The strongest ship in Voltron. Honestly it’s already practically canon with open interest on both sides. If anyone is going to end up kissing in this show it will be Hunk and Shay.
Zarkon/Haggar (Zaggar) - Confirmed, these two are married in canon, and Haggar, at least, still loves Zarkon.
Keith/Allura (Kallura) - A strong contender for canonhood with pasts canons supporting this as the ship of the Voltron franchise. Despite this though, there has been little to no teasing for the ship. Season 2 gave us some moments, but there has been no follow up of note. This may be one of the things left in the old canon along with the 70′s voice acting.
Shiro/Keith (Sheith) - One of the most teased ships in canon. Long loving looks into each others eyes, shoulder touches, having each others back, and declarations of importance. The big question between these two is not if they love each other, but if their sexualities align to allow them to love each other in that way.
Shiro/Allura (Shallura) - A ship that hasn’t been teased much. There has been one major scene of Shiro checking in on Allura that could be interpreted as the start to romance, but there hasn’t been much follow up. Notably, Allura was not given any scenes overtly mourning Shiro’s loss during season 3. Like she was when she lost other important people. Probably won’t be canon.
Lance/Allura (Lallura/Allurance) - Long thought to be completely one sided, season 3 began to tease that Allura may be seeing Lance in a new light. Respect began to bloom between the two, and Lance started having conversations with the princess that weren’t just flirting. We know one party is willing, but it is yet to be seen how far Allura’s change in opinion will take her.
Pidge/Lance (Plance/Pance) - Not much teasing in the show. These two do start with a strong platonic bond as member of the Garrison Trio. There have been some panels of the comics that could be interpreted as Pidge blushing at Lance, belying a possible crush, but even after the gender reveal Lance has yet to start flirting with Pidge like he does other women. No one would be surprised if their relationship took a turn for the romantic in the future, but there has been no teasing for it yet.
Lance/One-Shot-Alien-Girl - Lance loves the ladies, and sometimes it seem the ladies love him back. Notably a mercenary took him for a ride to try and turn him over to the Galra, and a mermaid was grateful for his help freeing her people and gave him a kiss. Either of these girls could reappear in future arcs and Lance would be more than happy to resume their flirting and possibly pursue something more, but neither have showed up again. The possibility holds strong that both these characters are one shots and nothing will come from their interactions with Lance.
Lance/Keith (Klance) - Popular due to Lance’s popularity and the bonding moment in season 1. This ship is the least likely of the Lance ships for canon. The cast has revealed that there is no homophobia in the future earth, and when Lance likes something he openly and badly flirts with it. So far, Lance has flirted exclusively with females. All mentions of future love interests for Lance have used female pronouns. The showrunners have said that they never meant to tease a Lance/Keith relationship, and they won’t be going back to add one in even with its popularity on Tumblr.
Coran/Alfor - Long wondered if Coran and his long dead friend with be the gay couple of the show, season 3 severely diminished the possibility. Past interactions show that Alfor had a loving wife and a best friend in Zarkon. Possibility still arises that the Alteans are poly, but odds are against this being confirmed canon in a kids shows.
Zarkon/Alfor(Zalfor) - Good friends before the whole getting Quintessence poisoning thing. Holds the same issues as Coran/Alfor. Both are happily married, and Zarkon especially seemed interested in proprietary of a ruler.
Prologue: I work at a popular gaming store. I’m also the only female that works at my location.
Tl;dr at the end
A while back a was cleaning up the back counter on an otherwise slow day when the phone rings. The conversation that followed is one I will never forget:
Me: Thank you for calling [store], this is [name], how can I help you?
Dumbass: Hi yeah do you guys sell replacement WiiU gamepad batteries?
Now, this immedeatly confused me. For those who don’t know, The WiiU gamepad is a rechargeable device, i.e. the battery is inside it and not meant to be taken out, ever. I tried to clarify that she did indeed mean the gamepad and not a controller. Turns out she did mean the gamepad, so I broke the news to her.
Me: Mam, the gamepad is a rechargeable device and the battery can’t be replaced.
Her: I just need a battery, are you sure you don’t have it?
Me: Yes mam, they don’t sell replacement batteries for that device.
At this point I’m about to ask her what exactly is wrong with it so maybe I can help her some other way, but then she utters the phrase that I can still hear to this day, and I quote:
“Is there, like, a GUY there that knows gaming I could talk to?”
Guys, I nearly lost my shit. I had been working at that store for nearly a year and I had never had that blatint amount of sexism towards me, from another woman no less! I went quiet on the phone, about 50,000 responses going through my head that I wanted to say and almost did because, hey, this job pays shit and telling off this woman may just make my year.
Unfortunately I settled on a simple, "He will tell you the same thing, but I can get my manager if you like.“
So I put her on hold for a moment, cursed at the phone and went to grab my coworker from the back. I told him the story and he, shockingly, told me the same thing I told her (while joining me in calling her a sexist bitch, having people on hold is fun). He took the phone and I left to go back to the counter; irrationally angry but hoping that was the end of it.
About 10 minutes before closing, guess who walks in! Crazy lady and her family (two equally dumbass teenagers and a very shower-needing husband). She’s carrying her gamepad in two pieces because she literally took it apart to get the battery out.
So, aside from voiding whatever warranty she may have had, she also just destroyed her gamepad even further. I told her, once again, that theres nothing we could do and she needed to call Nintendo to get a replacement sent. I looked over it anyway and it just looked like the charging port was damaged, but it’s not like it mattered at this point anyway.
They stayed 10 minutes after close, bought 2 selfie sticks and left.
TL;DR: sexist suburban mom ruins her WiiU because she didn’t think a girl could know what she was talking about.
Hi guys! I’ve never actually posted any of my personal spells before because I consider them, y'know, personal. But recently I’ve felt drawn to begin posting them. I want to help people out. This spell is a “poison apple” curse that is meant to cause the truth to come to light.
In other words, say there is a person who look very nice and could be super popular and well liked. But they are not nice and you know this. Maybe they hurt you or someone you care about. Maybe they are racist or transphobic. Any of these things. This curse will not only bring these things to light, but force them to feel the pain and consequences of those actions. I have used this spell and it did work VERY well.
Things you will need:
Knife, rusty nail, anything sharp really.
A nasty mixture (anything gross. Examples: vinegar, chilli powder, black pepper, bleach, lemon juice, rust, tobacco, graveyard dirt, angry spit, etc) just make sure to be careful about what you are mixing. Check first please, especially if using harder products like bleach!
Small slip of paper
Container the apple can fit into (bag, jar, etc)
Optional: a ritual stimulant like coffee grounds for it to happen faster.
1) Get your ingredients ready! Create your “nasty mixture” and if your practice includes setting up an alter, invoking deities, or circle casting do that now. 2) Take the apple. This represents the person that you are cursing. Write their first and last name on the apple while visualizing their face. Say “On the outside you look normal and nice…” 3) With the knife, cut out the core/center of the apple. Pull it out. Remove the top of the core from the rest of it, as the “lid” of the apple will be replaced later. 4) Take the mixture and pour it into the apple. Say “…But you are filled with poison…” as you pour. Do not fill all the way. 5) On a small slip of paper, write the bad properties of the person that need to come to the surface. Say “…filled with vice…” as you place the slip of paper inside of the apple. 6) Get the top of the apple and place it back on. Say “in order to bring these things to light…” 7) Get your knife! You are going to (carefully, unless you are okay with making a mess) stab the apple once for every thing that you wrote down. Really put your energy into this. Make it hurt. Say “…I will stab and I will slice.” Try to make the knife go all the way through the apple. 8) Once the apple is oozing (or dripping?) put it in a container (I’m using a bag because I don’t have any jars big enough to hold my apple) 9) If you are using any stimulant in your curse, add a tiny pinch to a bowl of salt and mix. Add this mixture to the container that the apple is in. Close/seal it. 10) Now SHAKE! As you do this, imagine the person facing the consequences of everything you wrote down. Put your intent and anger into it and really focus on their stupid face. You want them to be seen as who they are. This salt is the consequences, the salt to the wounds after they are seen. Say “You will pay.” for every time you stabbed them. 11) Now get rid of your bag of suffering. Don’t keep it in your house unless it is in the trash can. You can get rid of it how you want but do not bury it, as it will hurt the earth. 12) Get rid of any negative energy that may come back on you (if you believe in that.) Cleanse yourself with a nice cup of tea (lavender, chamomile, and rosemary might be nice!) or a bath/shower. Cleanse the area with salt, salt water, incense (dragonsblood, sandalwood, lavender, anything you’d like to use.) or any way of cleansing you choose. Ground yourself and get rid of any extra energy. Get some nice PJs on and curl into bed with snacks and netflix or something. Curses like this that require so much energy can leave you feeling super drained so be sure to take care of yourself.
Summary: “…you knew that you could never deny, despite how much you’d tried, that you’d always thought of Park Jimin as more than both he and you had labeled it all those years… Friends.”
Notes: This story was inspired by a prompt from a master prompt list and can be seen as the very first line here. Credit to that list, one of which I cannot re-find for God’s sake. This took me a while and was left in drafts for a while, but I’ve decided to finally post this. I haven’t been writing much and I’ve gone to shit due to the lack of practice :( Hope this one isn’t that shitty… So enjoy!
“Can I tell my parents that I’m at your house, just in case they get suspicious?”
“Isn’t that what you always do?”
Jimin’s laugh echoed loudly from the other end of the line.
“True, true,” he admitted. “They trust you more than they trust me, Y/N-ah.”
“I can see why they would do that,” you sat leaned up against the window and watch as the sun cast its last golden rays before sinking into the skyline.
“Are you saying I’m not trustworthy?”
“I’m not saying that you’re not not-trustworthy.”
“Well as the person that has kept all your secrets for as long as both of us can remember,” he breathed. “I am extremely offended.”
“Whatever, Jimin,” you sang into the receiver. “Just go have fun tonight.”
“Fine, fine,” he spoke with an exhale. “I will have fun, Miss ‘it’s-Friday-night-and-I’m-going-to-stay-in.”
You let out a small chuckle, “That’s me.”
Jimin laughed as well, you could just imagine the grin he had plastered on his face that moment. Long seconds passed, comfortable silence filled the line, only the low static buzzing through the earpiece.
“Well,” Jimin began after a while. “I guess I’ll get going now. I’ll see you later.”
“Love you, Y/N.”
You removed your phone from the side of your face, knowing well that Jimin had already hung up by then. You sat still in your spot for a while, staring off into the fading sky. Even if the call had ended a long time ago, you still very much felt your heart race as if you have just run a mile.
Having felt the same damned feeling for seventeen years straight, you would think that you have come used to it by then. But as you had always proved yourself wrong, you knew that you could never deny, despite how much you’d tried, that you’d always thought of Park Jimin as more than both he and you had labeled it all those years.
he is a slytherin, but the sorting hat had an extremely hard time with his placement (it took like eight minutes)
he’s an 18-year-old first year (let’s assume this is set up more like a hogwarts university, with ages 18-24 for years 1-7)
pureblood but kinda hates his family; they are cold and extremely distant
he adores basically every class
all of his teachers love him bc he is so talented and very quiet !! at least in class lol
his wand is made of ash wood and has a dragon heartstring core, and is 11 and ¾ inches. it’s an extremely loyal wand and will backfire on anyone who isn’t jungkook
for a pet he has a black barn owl; they’re super rare and hard to find in the wild, and he loves his owl with his whole heart
he plays on the slytherin quidditch team as a seeker. outrageously talented, and is already getting job offers from teams all over the world
quidditch means a whole lot to him
his patronus is a rabbit. he was the first person in his year to produce a patronus, and everyone was a little surprised it was a rabbit bc they expected like a snake or wolf or something badass but alas it was a bunny
on a side note, he has an incredible voice and the frog choir has been trying to convince him to join for months now
he was so horrendously shy when he came to hogwarts. like, it was awful for him
bc people saw him and thought he was a snobby intimidating pureblood slytherin, and no one would really talk to him
and so he had so much trouble making friends
and one day it gets really bad. right after he tries out for the quidditch team and makes seeker, some asshole gryffindors walk up and one of them is like “hey kid, stop thinking you’re so much better than everyone else, you can’t just ignore everyone because you think they’ll all beneath you”
but jungkook has never thought that anyone was ‘beneath’ him he’s just so horribly shy and he can’t make friends and no one will talk to him
and so he goes into the empty bathroom by the potions classroom and starts sobbing his eyes out because it’s all way too much and he’s so lonely
but then he sees a little orange-haired gryffindor kid stumble into the bathroom and he’s like wtf
and this guy is like “omg /??? you’re crying?? what’s wrong omg”
and jungkook can’t help it, he just bursts into tears and starts ranting to this stranger about how he’s so alone because people constantly misjudge him, and how his family sucked and he was so excited to come to hogwarts and finally make friends, but no one will even speak to him
and finally the guy just holds Jungkook and he’s like “shh i’ll be your friend don’t cry my name’s jimin and hey it’s almost lunchtime, why don’t you come sit with us”
and that’s how jungkook met the other bts guys
because this lovely, muggle-born gryffindor ball of sunshine named jimin found jungkook crying in the bathroom and completely turned his life around
and jungkook sends up a mental ‘fuck you’ to his parents because they were so wrong about muggleborns and they were so wrong about gryffindors, because park jimin is an angel sent from heaven
he becomes instant friends with the other six boys, they all go to his quidditch games (unless they’re playing against him bc they literally all play quidditch)
gryffindor head boy seokjin always get him out of trouble when he sneaks out at night shhhhh
ravenclaw namjoon tutors jungkook in history of magic because it’s the one class he doesn’t really like
one horrible terrible night they find out that taehyung is a werewolf, and the group makes a collective decision to become animagi because they don’t want taehyung to feel so alone
it was a long and hard process but finally jungkook’s animagus presents first out of the group
he is a raven and he thinks it’s the most badass thing in the entire world
turns into a raven randomly to lowkey spy on people bc he is a little shit
once he becomes friends with the guys, jungkook begins to open up more and socialize with the people around him
people recognize that they were wrong about him, that he was just a shy quiet kid and he never meant any harm to anyone. soon he’s a super-popular quidditch player and he even has a little fanclub
yoongi and jungkook often sit in the slytherin commons and study together because they’re both very quiet and respect space
one time, during a quidditch game, hoseok accidentally hit his bludger way too hard in Jungkook’s direction and jungkook broke like four bones. and hoseok wouldn’t stop apologizing for weeks afterwards and insisted on staying by jungkook’s bedside int he hospital wing for the entire night
overall jungkook is young and brimming with so much potential and he’s a shining posterboy of how slytherins can be kind and gentle, how they aren’t all caustic and malicious
he becomes a professional quidditch player when he grows up, fyi
he is an extremely powerful wizard and is capable of performing many spells that took his classmates years to learn. his teachers haven’t seen anything like it in a really long time
Recently mydeity posted something upsetting about G Dragon and although it reached 5000 notes and the damage has already been done, I wanted to address it because they still haven’t issued an apology.
Firstly I fail to see how you would think the following statement:
‘the usual ‘look at these pretty boys with their snapbacks, they look like f*ggots’ that zico and gd popularized is what everyone’s trynna erase these days. one, because it’s homophobic and plain destructive.’
could be seen as anything other than ‘G Dragon is a homophobe!!’
In the original replies, you tried to backtrack and say you were only referring to Zico at this point but how else is: ‘they look like f*ggots’ that zico and gd popularized’ meant to be taken exactly?
I know he has his faults but the one thing you can’t come for with G Dragon is his lack of support for the lgbtq community. He has shown his support for us on multiple occasions and literally has a tattoo on his arm that is a statement against homophobia. What you said about him was a lie. He has never said that so when are you going to post a proper apology for this? You were brave enough to write that false information before you deleted it so you should be brave enough to write an apology.
Secondly when you said ‘chanyeol was thrown in his early days into the ‘idol rapper’ category by g-dragon, who multiple times has expressed his disgust with sm’s rappers not composing their own stuff.’
Could you please give evidence of these ‘multiple times’ when GD said he was ‘disgusted’ with sm rappers? Did he say those exact words? if he did then fair enough, but please show us proper receipts.
It could be true but I get the impression that you are just trying to twist things like you did when you made out that he was a homophobe? I have been a fan of GD for a while now and I have never heard him say these things.
If you’re referring to that one interview he did, THEY asked him why BigBang stood out from other groups and he responded by saying it was because they write and compose their own music and the public like it, which is true. He is simply stating facts as BigBang are the only idol group so far to achieve a pak etc.
I also don’t understand your point about GD referring to Chanyeol as an ‘idol rapper’ either. Why is this seen as a bad thing?
When exactly did GD refer to Chanyeol as an idol rapper? When did he even refer to Chanyeol? I am genuinely curious about this because GD doesn’t often talk about other artists outside of YG (apart from that one time he said that he likes exo but anyway)
If GD did refer to Chanyeol as an idol rapper like you said he did, again why is this a bad thing? I get that other people refer to idols in a negative way but if you knew anything about GD you would know he often refers to himself as an idol rapper, so does that mean he is throwing shade at himself?
I just feel like your whole argument when it comes to GD was unnecessary. You claim you’re a fan of GD but you clearly don’t know enough about him and what he’s like because you wouldn’t have made those statements if you did. GD is known for being one of the most respectful idols out there. Even to his youngers he does a 90 degree bow. It’s also quite funny that you brought Namjoon into your discussion about being disrespected when he was literally called out by Koreans for talking disrespectfully ABOUT GD in an interview lol.
I get that you want to talk up your fave but GD has also received his fair share of hate from others for being an idol, he get’s called overrated, plastic, druggie, he’s told that he can’t sing or dance on the daily. His name get’s used in songs as disses but guess what, he doesn’t respond and has always stayed respectful.
Even in his recent song with Zion T who is literally bad mouthing idols by saying how they have it easy because they can just dance and look good etc. the first thing GD responds with is ‘I’m an idol’ because he’s never seen that as a bad thing. He is proud of that title and what you made him out to be in your post is disgusting and untrue. It’s even sadder because it had over 5000 notes. People actually bought into your nonsense and GD got more hate written about him because of you.
I know nothing about Zico so I can’t really say anything on his behalf however, what you said about GD being a homophobe was wrong and you need to give a proper apology.
Here’s a gif of GD being ‘disrespectful’ to exo to keep ya’ll haters pressed i’m done.
pairing: reader x jeon jungkook themes: smut / high school! au word count: 4.3k summary: what’s a teenage house party without a few fun and games? you’re trapped in a bedroom with soccer star, jeon jungkook, for a whole thirty uninterrupted minutes — but apparently it only takes eleven for the two of you to get better acquainted. ( a/n:i’m still on the fence about making this a series, so if you guys want me to keep the kook smut train running - speak or forever hold your peace !!EDIT: this will be a series! )
“ Write me some connor Murphy x reader where reader is really positive and when connor bumps into her and he thought she would make it dramatic and say that he attacked her, but she just “oh no, I’m sorry.” And he’s just so ??? Shook ??? And then they’re apparently neighbors so when she says hi and walks to school with him he’s also ??? Shook ??? And then after a while he’s just: oh heck I love you and BOOM it’s fluffy. Idk man. “
Warnings: swearing, cuteness.
Y/N = your name \ Y/L/N = your last name
this is extremely out of character lol but i like happy Con so…
Hi! I love Dan and Phil, individually and together, but I think they're not trying to hide a romantic relationship. Don't you think that after ten years, they'd finally come out if they were? I mean there are a lot of gay couples on youtube and it would not be that big of a deal today than it was in 2007. Just wanted to hear your opinion on that. Have a nice day!
before i answer, disclaimer: i have ADD and this post might get messy since i find it difficult to concentrate and phrase myself properly (and english isn’t even my main language!)
well, i’m not gonna try and force my own views down your throat or anything but let me ramble a bit about why i wholeheartedly believe dan and phil are in a relationship;
i think i’ll start with the very fact that they recently moved to their third shared home together. say whatever you want to say but if they were indeed just friends, considering they’re in their mid 20s and 30 dont you think they’d want to move out separately and get going with their lives? and dont you think they wouldn’t be so keen on making comments about keeping living together in the long run (or forever…. a forever home say whaaaat).
now, you might argue with the good ol’ “but they benefit from living together regardless of relationship status”. fair enough. however, let me point out that it has became as clear as day especially in 2017 that they share a bedroom. i don’t know about you but i don’t think two strictly platonic friends who just moved into a duplex would want/ need to share a bedroom unless they’re uhhh mayhaps in a relationship and love to cuddle? i know a wild concept…….
and i’m sorry but if you want to argue against the shared bedroom fact with the shoebox phil claims is “his room” i have nothing to say but shake my head. no way phil actually lives in that room that has no windows and no space to move around and why is the entire room crammed in this one corner… where is the rest of the room……. and why is that room has no personal touch to it…. it’s literally just AmazingPhil props and things……… feels much more like a set to me than an actual bedroom. (also we saw phil’s mirror and hair straighter in the moon room aka “”dan’s bedroom”” which i think we can all collectively agree is simply “the bedroom”)
another thing that strikes me is how dan joins phil’s family vacations (especially in 2017) and how he seems to become part of the family much more than anyone who’s classified as “platonic” to phil would have. dan is just as much of a lester as cornelia is? dan joins the lesters just as much and as frequent as a spouse would. in fact, dan joins the lesters so much on their adventures that if im not wrong, the longest dan and phil spent apart in 2017 was not more than a weekend? that’s whack!
now these were just three things that were very prominent in 2017 regarding the belief whether dan and phil are in a relationship or not that were “behind the scenes”as in going on in their personal lives, kind of? i mean sure we see the shoebox on AmazingPhil and the moon room in some liveshows and we get pictures from their shared vacations but now i will move on to what we see on screen across their channels
i’ll start this with a throwback to the boncas bc i think that damn speech is enough to debunk any “uwu platonic” argument, ever. i don’t think phil would have done THAT if dan didn’t mean a whole lot to him and i think saying the universe would rip in half in they go apart is a concrete proof that they themselves can;t and don’t want to imagine a life in which they are not joint at the hip.
moving on to gamingmas, which i will forever find so significant?? they broke a lot of boundaries during that month regarding of invading personal space, a bit of a more mature humor (esp on phil’s account), casual touching and a whole lot of flirting and a lot less (almost none at all) looks straight into the camera to show they are aware this is filmed or to do a “wtf is this lol” kinda thing. gamingmas was a turning point. i will forever firmly believe they did all of that in an attempt to normalize this kind of behavior on screen (and it definitely worked!)
dan and phil continued the vibes of gamingmas well into 2017 and the casual touches, lingering gazes and flirting (as well as expressing affection towards males in specific) is now the normal running theme over at dapg to a degree where we don;t even lose our shit anymore. we joke and meme but nothing strikes us as overwhelming bc we are “used” to it, which i think dan and phil aimed for i genuinely think they wanted to get to this stage of showing more comfort and more intimacy on screen without everyone and their mothers going whack over “pHaN iS rEaL!!!!!1″ and for it all to come across as oh so casual and chill!
so now you ask, “they go through all that why not just come out lol”
WELL, in my honest opinion, dan and phil will never officially come out as a couple. and you know what, maybe things would have been different if The Video didn’t leak and get spread around (twice, mind you.) but things happen and one thing lead to another and after all they have been through and how they were shaped as people and their experiences with guarding and protecting themselves and their privacy any sort of statement about whether or not they are a couple or just friends or even paid actors (let alone labeling themselves and their sexuality bluntly) is highly unrealistic. so if you are waiting for a coming out video or whatever to convince you that won’t ever happen i’m afraid.
dan and phil value their privacy and they have every right to do so.
so yes, maybe in the early days of 2009/10 they were very flirty all across social media and on camera and maybe just maybe you need to consider the few following things regarding why they stopped with that:
The Video leak. like honestly? can’t and won’t find any more justified reason to feel the need for privacy and shielding yourself and making comments on how ‘het’ you are for instance just to brush off the most intimate thing imaginable that since has been glorified and memorized by millions(?) of people who were never meant to even know this video and that declaration of affection even exists. is it scary. and i fully understand the “no homo howell” phase and how awkward they appeared together on camera for awhile, very very proud of how far they;ve came esp in 2017 though.
the radio show! is it a little tied to The Video leak since the second leak happened when the radio show was still fairly new but before they moved to london (into their second shared home coughs) they weren’t all that big, you know? but with the popularity of the radio show came the increasing popularity of their youtube channels and their followers/ subscribers count went up and up and their content became exposed to a much larger range of audience and these new audience/ fans were not familiar with the past (at least not at first glance) and dan and phil needed to leave “good” impression (not that being flirty and dumb wasn’t good impression but it wasn’t all that professional and now they’ve grown big enough to be in need of professionalism.)
these two things were a turning point to how dan and phil view themselves on camera and their content itself (phil sticking to the AmazingPhil PG persona) (dan with his struggles with creativity and integrity zzzz) and really, considering their story (and how well known the early days are, and how dan and phil are aware to that…) it suddenly makes perfect sense why dan and phil aren’t in any sort of rush or need to ever come out.
however though, i think that the “post baking universe” as in the halloween 2016 baking video, the boncas speech, the european leg of tatinof, pinof 8, and gamingmas were a prep to this switch in dynamics we have seen in 2017 and that keeps very steady so far. feels as if late 2016 was so “wild” bc they were testing the waters and our reactions to see if they wanna pull through with this change.
so, even if they will never officially come out, their dynamic both on and off screen screams that they are literal boyfriends and they don’t need to spell it out for us to know and see. anyone who cares enough about their relationship status and look at their content with it in mind can very obviously and easily see how in love these two dorks are. same love from the early days of 2009/10 only now it has shifted into a steady, secure, safe, most wonderful thing and you can see that their love towards each other in filling their hearts with pure joy.
so yeah, dan and phil are definitely in a relationship and that doesn’t seem to change anytime soon, if ever at all.
(THAT WAS SO MESSY IM SORRY BUT I HOPE MY POINT CAME ACROSS?)
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madness, you will save
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was an unprecedented love that bloomed within the halls of your high school,
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would be on– training to become a secret agent. You chose it to escape Yoongi and
the results of how things ended between you two, but as fate would have it,
that very same choice ended up leading you right back to him. Will you be able
to save your clients and solve mysteries together despite your history? Will
you be able to save each other? Will you able to save yourself…from
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were one of the quietest and most diligent students in your high school, a
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other hand, Min Yoongi was extremely popular and beloved. You two were
different ends of the spectrum; your orbits were never meant to interact.
Gravity shouldn’t have pulled you in stronger than it did.
it wasn’t love at first sight. Definitely not.
fact, you were hardly concerned about the people around you, merely pleased
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Consumers Aren’t Confused, You’re Just Upset That We Like It Better
I’ve been thinking about stuff like this all week. People complaining about how labeling vegan products as “milk” or “sausage” or “meat” etc. is somehow deceptive and confusing for consumers.
Meanwhile I’ve never seen someone buy peanut butter when they meant to buy dairy butter. I’ve never seen someone buy a can of coconut milk when they meant to buy dairy milk. I’ve never seen someone confuse the flesh of a young coconut for animal flesh. These are foods that have existed, and have kept the same name, for years and yet have not rustled anyone to the point of writing poorly-penned NPR articles about it or posting passive aggressive tweets about plants being “naughty”.
Using words typically associated with animal products to describe plant-based products IS NOT a new thing. People are only butthurt about it now because these popular non-animal based products are a challenge to the profit they build off of exploitation. Pay attention to who produces the most content about these products being “deceptive”, because almost 100% of the time they’re also the ones making the most money off of using animals.
Farmers, sponsored nutritionists and politicians make a lot of wild claims about how these foods “confuse” people. The article on “can you legally call it milk” even cites one sponsored nutritionist who claims people are confused because they think it means anything labeled “milk” has the exact same nutrients.
But let’s make it clear:
1. consumers can read the label on the side of the carton.
2. There are more reasons people purchase plant milks than just nutritional values (like cooking and convenience). The majority of people who buy dairy milk don’t do it because they “know they need their calcium”, but because it’s just a part of their everyday lives. My mom doesn’t put milk in her tea because of health concerns - she does it because that’s how she likes her tea. We might justify our eating habits by listing its nutritional value, but the majority of consumers do not eat for optimal health - they eat around a lifestyle that they and their culture has cultivated.
3. Ever hear someone mention drinking dairy for vitamin A or vitamin D? That’s fortified, just like it is in plant milks, making the “but it doesn’t have the same nutrients” point essentially ignorant. Dairy milk, unfortified, really doesn’t have the benefits so many marketing companies boast about. What they do boast about are the fortified nutrients, and so often just omit the fact that it’s added in during processing.
4. Plant milks are not devoid of nutritional value - like I just said, many ARE fortified, just like dairy milk is, but beyond that the ingredients chosen also have their own nutritional value. Almonds, oats, peas, cashews, soy. These are foods with nutritional benefits. The myth that plant milks lack the same essential nutrients, like calcium, or any nutritional value at all, is really just that. A myth.
And can you really convince me that people are buying sausages out of health concerns? And that meat-free alternatives aren’t healthy, if not healthier?
We get it. You’re upset that our culture is changing and progressing. But throwing a tantrum about plant-based milks, meats, condiments, or anything else is not earning you support. Your arguments are transparent and consumers are not as confused as you’d like to believe.