Andrew doesn’t ever respond, but doesn’t block them or ask to leave the chat either
He just straight up doesn’t acknowledge the chat
Everyone in it assumes Andrew is just ignoring them in the chat and carries on, pretty much forgetting he’s even in it
At one point they decide to have a competition to see who can get the cutest picture of Neil
They give it a week and whoever sends the cutest picture by the end of Thursday gets 10 bucks each from the others
Andrew of course doesn’t acknowledge that, just like he doesn’t acknowledge anything else they send him
But he watches the pictures coming in even more than usual all week
The one of Neil smiling after Matt called him one of his best friends
The selfie Dan took of her hugging Neil with their cheeks smushed together
The one Allison secretly took from the back of Matt’s truck of Neil staring dreamily at Andrew while he’s sitting on the trunk of his car smoking
The one Renee takes of him sitting between Dan and Matt on the couch in the girls’ room, all wrapped in a blanket
The one Nicky sends of Neil standing in the kitchen, yawning and stretching, two minutes after getting up
The one Dan sends of Matt standing behind Neil, grinning as he slouches with his forearms resting across Neil’s shoulders while Neil scowls at the camera
The one Allison takes of Neil looking super confused after she purposely referenced a movie he hasn’t even heard of
Late Thursday they’re all arguing over which picture is cutest and asking how they’re supposed to pick a winner and questioning if there was any way they could convince Andrew to judge or if they should all just have to vote for one that isn’t theirs to be cutest and see what wins that way
Andrew sends a message to the group chat for the first time ever at 11:59 pm on Thursday
It’s a picture of Neil being so cute that it physically pains Andrew and he 500% wants to kill him for daring to make him feel like this
Neil’s curled up in the fetal position asleep cradled in one of the bean bag chairs and his hair is sticking out in every fucking direction and his arm’s reaching out so that he’s still holding Andrew’s hand in his sleep and there’s the faintest hint of a smile on his lips
Neil’s curled up facing where his and Andrew’s hand are intertwined, resting on the edge of the beanbag chair, because he definitely fell asleep staring at Andrew so that he wouldn’t miss one extra second of Andrew’s beautiful face
With the picture Andrew sends “I win, fuckers.”
None of them argue and Andrew doesn’t respond to the group chat again, but they know he’s watching it
Neil looks super confused when the next morning at practice Matt, Dan, Renee, Allison, and Nicky each cough up ten bucks to Andrew without even being asked
Phil’s creepshots of Dan: Aesthetic, cute boyfriend shots, moving out pics, couple goals, probably going to be printed off and put into a photo album that they can look at with their 3 children and 2 dogs uvu
Dan’s creepshots of Phil: Rat!! Cereal theiving scoundral!! Look at this dweeb locked out of his family’s house while his mother and I enjoy mousse in the next room and laugh!!
- his solid gold heart
- messy hair and glasses
- “hee hee”
- his eyebrows
- when he says smth that doesn’t make sense but sticks with it as if it somehow does
- so much lateral thinking
- he’s so smart
- the way he covers his mouth when he laughs
- making everything into a song
- his colourful wardrobe (including mismatched socks)
- the fact that literally everyone would tell you he’s the kindest most compassionate and encouraging person they’ve ever met
- he’s sweet bc he consumes all sugar within a twenty mile radius
- he loves all animals and all animals love him
- the galaxy jacket that makes him look like a space nerd in the best way
- animal impressions
- when his eyes get rlly wide and he makes That Face
- when he put blue in his hair that was Good
- saying smth dirty and then pretending like he didn’t know
- the fact that he doesn’t curse but sometimes lets one slip 10/10
- “try new things”
- leaving scented candles everywhere
- when he gets overly excited about things
- naming his houseplants and then inevitably killing them on accident
- he invented everything
- being so unapologetically himself and embracing all the weird and wonderful and encouraging everyone else to do the same
A follow up to this post I made about Renee adding Andrew to the “we love neil” groupchat and Andrew never responding until they hold a competition to see who can take the cutest picture of Neil and he enters with a winner at the last minute.
“Nicky, add me to your stupid Neil chat. I don’t love him, but I have something I need to send to it.”
The “we love neil” chat originally comes from @local-astronaut’s a look into Matt’s phone post. She was sweet enough to let me turn this into a series, so please check out her original post too and give it some love!
The DP Phandom Must Look so Confusing from the Outside
So I was scrolling through some DP posts and had to wonder what people who’ve never seen the Phandom must think ‘cause I mean…
On one hand we have these posts praising Danny, calling him a precious child whom we must protect. We say that we should let the kid have a break, drawing pictures of the kids sleeping for once, and just hanging out living his life because he’s so stressed 90 percent of the time…
On the other hand, we have 1) ghost hunger, 2) many, many vissections/ dissections, 3) GIW captures, 4) Too many torture fics, 5) Danny going insane, 6) more torture, 7) TUE AUs where everyone is dead and Danny is angsting over the death of his family, 8) angst, 9) much angst, 10) and did I mention torture? Because wow, there’s ton of torture for this poor boy.
Then there’s Dan Phantom. The Phandom knows that he’s evil incarnate and the worst thing ever for everyone. Danny has nightmares and fears his very existence. We even have some fics where he comes back and destroys everything, as Danny watches his family get killed in the background. Simply put, he’s the ultimate enemy…
And then there’s the pictures of Dan teasing Danny like an older brother and cuddling up to Jazz like a little demented puppy.
The fact that the Phandom is divided on whether Vlad is a misunderstood, old man who needs companionship (in what way and from who depends on the person),a hug, and just really a person who cares about him, or if he’s an evil megalomaniac who should be hated and shunned for his actions for all eternity for what he has done to everyone.
…Or the fact that one of Butch Hartman’s favorite episodes is the finale, Phantom Planet and most of the Phandom hates it and practically counts it as non-canon.
…Or the fact that “It’s not gay if he’s dead” and Danny’s pink pants are things.
Don’t get me started on the pairings.
…And the pairings names.
…And the fact that we don’t have ship names for canon crushes/pairings.
…And the fact we have pairings for inanimate objects but not for some of the main characters.
Then there’s Wes Weston. Just all the Wes Weston. We literally created an OC from a background character we saw once or twice who’s literally Mr. Crocker if he was a teenager with a lot less tech and much more mentally stable (or at least a little but more stable).
Do you see what I mean?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Phandom so much for its weirdness! I’m just laughing at how confused some people must be about ….well everything if they were to see it… especially if they were hoping to see stuff about a light hearted kid show.