EXPLANATION: Three years ago me, Zack, Aubrey, and Andrew all lived in San Diego for two months using the last of our VlogCandy money after the channel ended earlier that year (just…for fun. And also to go to Comic Con.)
Earlier that the day I had accidentally made a “cookie pizza” when all of my cookie dough balls merged together into one. Somehow this joke happened and I committed to it way too hard as did everyone else later in the video. Also I was a little chubbier I think (and had terrible hair)
FUN FACT: I used to wake up members of @VlogCandy by blasting this song when they were being sleepybutts and wouldn’t get out of bed. Yes, it is indeed the original vinyl recording of Jose El Soñador the song is José y Su Túnica Multicolor (Spanish version of Joesph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat)
Is it true AmazingPhil and you are friends??? Have you met him??? That's so cool!
I’m going to take this ask as an opportunity to reflect on my friendship with Phil because I think he’s great so there.
Phil was one of the first people I subscribed to wayyy back in 2006 and I think the first time we ever interacted was when we were on TheMysteryChannel together. The Mystery Channel was a cryptic immersion youtube game type thing and it’s where a LOT of the youtubers I’m still friends with are from! We still don’t know exactly who ran the channel but I have a feeeeling that it was either PJ or Doug…maybe. Zack and Meghan and Aubrey and Andrew were ALL on there so it’s actually part of the reason that VlogCandy ever existed.
But anyway, the first time we met was in 2008 and it’s THIS VIDEO with Aubrey and Rachel (who was also on The Mystery Channel) that Phil currently has unlisted SO SORRY IF I’M EMBARASSING YOU but look at it it’s great.
And if I haven’t laid it on thick enough, Phil is one of my favorite youtubers because it’s been 9 years and his videos are STILL just 100% authentically Phil. Like him and Dan made an app and instead of making it something that’s about them they just made a really fun game? Like two youtubers made an app and it wasn’t about youtube it was an app that could be fun whether you were subscribed to them or not and I think that means SO MUCH compared to what everyone else is doing.
When I’m watching someone talk to a camera I like feeling like I actually know them or am seeing their true self, and a lot of that authenticity and relatability goes out the window for me when a youtuber does a lot of blatant product placement/pandering/all that junk. I think it’s okay to do those things because I know that ppl gotta hustle and make that money, it’s just not for me and I see a lot of popular youtubers doing it. So I just think it’s great that Phil (and Dan) are still able to make careers out of what they do by just being themselves and making things that are fun.
So yeah Phil’s great they’re both great this got too mushy THAT IS ALL