I need to hype about this here as well because OH MY GOD!!!
I’M SO HAPPY TO BE IN THE UNIVERSITY I AM IN RIGHT NOW! I’m taking a course on book history, meaning the history of the book as an object, how books have been made, who owned them, who sold them etc. And today we had a guided tour of our university’s own library, and were given an introduction to the older and most book historically interesting pieces in the collection. And holy fucking shit. The book in the pictures. The pages are from an incunable. An incunable is a book printed in Europe before the 1500s, meaning the pages have been printed with one metal cast molded sheet stamp thing, instead of the more efficient way invented in the 1500s where you’d stack these metal letters and stuff to make a page, print the page, and arrange the letters again for a new one. Those pages are from the 1400s. 600 years old. And I was allowed to touch them.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL YOU SEE THE COVER? NEWSTEAD ABBEY ONCE BELONGED TO THE BYRON FAMILY. THIS HAS BEEN IN THEIR LIBRARY. SO IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT LORD GODDAMN FUCKING BYRON MIGHT HAVE HELD THIS BOOK IN HIS HANDS.
dan and phil on the 'creating a community' panel at playlist live 2017: a summary
THEIR OUTFITS ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL
DAN IN STRIPES
could they literally be sitting any closer together i think not
dan asks the crowd how they are
dan and phil are the only ones that have spoken so far why is everyone else rude
phil again shifts closer to dan
julien and phil bonded over hamsters backstage
dan and phil are by far the most charismatic why is everyone else so sad
– the lag is fucking ridiculous i’m so sorry if i miss anything –
– the stream has broken –
– the stream is EVENTUALLY back –
dan says the cat whiskers are really bad for pores
phil is speaking about people making friends because of his and dan’s videos and fandoms are a reason for people being artistic
“i was a sad lonely teenager” - dan
dan calls phil out on being in the buffy fandom when he was younger
dans crossy legs i love it
i can’t get over his shirt it’s beautiful
and phil’s bomber jacket suits him so well i’m gonna cry
dan is so engaged in this panel he’s so intently listening to everyone else
“shoutout to the mums” dan says with a wink, “… and the dads”
“that is a good cube” - dan
dan snorts at the host calling creators ‘talent’
“you have responsibility now” dan says as a fan catches the microphone
“wow cool!” dan says as a fan reveals they’re from new zealand
phil says julien and jenna’s hamster looks like an anime hamster (“we all wish we were as beautiful as that hamster, it’s so perfect” - dan)
wow tom roasts phil for being on youtube for so long
when tom passed phil in subscribers in like 2008 he posted on phil’s channel saying 'suck it phil’ (“that’s why i avoided you for three years… kidding” - phil)
phil speaking about people being inspired by his videos is so cute i love him
dan and phil do sound effects as the cube microphone is thrown
– more lag ugh playlist please sort out your shitty wifi i have people depending on me to summarise
dan and phil lean in close to one another to talk as the microphone is thrown
fan: well for dan we all know what inspired him (dan doesn’t argue but does 'that’ face) but phil is there a moment or something that inspired you??
– i’ve switched to a periscope because the main stream kept freezing i’m sorry i’ve missed phil’s answer :( –
dan is doing a lil foot wiggle
this periscope isn’t lagging half as bad tho thanks to the streamer
dan takes the piss out of the sponsor
dan is speaking about the bristol book signing and an emotional mum and the impact his and phil’s videos had on her kids after a shitty year and it’s really stuck with him when he doubts the quality of his content i’m nearly crying he’s so humble
phil fixes his fringe
THERE’S A BIRD ONSTAGE WHAT THE FUCK
dan’s reaction to the bird is priceless
the host says sad mum is back in bird form…..
dan is embarrassed i think lmao
a bird has met my faves before me like the bird doesn’t even want to fucking be there
dan waved to the bird he’s so cute
dan keeps looking into the audience as people laugh
this panel is so nice and wholesome i love it
the host asked dan if he wanted to throw the microphone and he said “haha no”
dan waves to the fan with the microphone
dan says kanye would be a terrible present (“he’d be terrible and i’m a kanye fan”)
dan is sad that the sad mum was the best part of his career and it’s now a meme
phil calls himself a nerd
dan and tom discuss oldschool tumblr
dan’s favourite colour is black - “is that a colour or just the absence of colour?”
the cube mic has gone
phil likes “a greeny blue” or green and blue i can’t tell which he said
phil is still just smiling
dan is laughing at something
phil prefers twitter for communicating over all other social media
i hate that on social media, your username is still the nickname i gave you.
the one i made up
that you said made no sense but used anyways
that your friends began to recognize, too
i hate that you got a t-shirt with it on the back
and whenever i see you wearing it it’s like a punch to the gut
i hate that our mutual friends had to choose between us
and i hate that most of them chose you
i hate that you don’t acknowledge that anything’s changed
that it’s almost spring but we won’t go on our usual walks this year
i hate that it doesn’t bother you
i hate that i bought your birthday gifts but they arrived too late for your birthday
and once they finally got here, i forgot them at home
and didn’t manage to get them to you
and it was only a week after you stopped talking to me that i finally remembered them
i hate that they still sit there on my desk
so fucking painfully hopeful
i hate that i don’t either throw them out or give them to you
as if i can pretend that everything’s still the same
and i’ll write a nice card and hand them to you in a couple days
i hate that sometimes i forget we don’t talk anymore
and i will catch myself mid-movement or mid-word
and i have to cut it off with a jerk.
i hate that i try to forget the taste of your name
and i hate that i can pretend that my mind will forget you
but i know my body never will
i hate that i have to remember and feel the pain all over again
fresh, like it’s new
again and again and again
i hate a lot of things about our breakup
so many goddamn things
but the only thing i can’t manage to hate
despite how much i try
We all have stories. Stories of when the world was young.
Remember when the gods ruled over the earth, and prosperity rained? The temples built in their name were so gloriously beautiful, it left us breathless.
We all remember back then. Back when the air was saturated with magic and it was pure. The air tasted clean back then. There was no such thing as pollution back then.
Remember when the demons played hooky behind cathedrals with the more than willing priests? A round of fun and shots of rum left them warm with smiles. They forgot the promises of not getting close and stayed the morning after.
We all remember, and those memories are nearly tangible at times. They are deeply ingrained in us. There is no forgetting such happenings and we love those memories. We hate those memories.
Those memories have shaped us, sharpened us, and in the end, they will always stay with us.
The hug Yuuri gives Victor before the performance is so emotional, spontaneous and intimate that I just want to cry forever. It’s not the casual hug you give a friend, you can see he pushes really close and tightens his arms around Victor’s neck as if he just wanted to connect, to convey something words alone couldn’t. It was such a perfect and surprsing moment I just