when it comes to moments like this

Natsu didn’t friend zone Lucy!

I’ve seen lots of debate in the fairy tail tag today over whether NaLu is actually canon or not, so I wanted to share my opinion!

*WARNING: This is a long one!*

Personally, I believe NaLu is canon, but not in your stereotypical “I love you” “I love you too” confession and makeout session kind of way. Ever since Natsu and Lucy first started acting like a couple and were shipped, we know that the pair have zero experience with love. Neither have ever been in a relationship, and therefore don’t really know how to act when confronted with the idea of one. Lucy has a slim idea, after her early fantasies of a “knight in shining armour” figure, however Natsu is completely oblivious. I think Natsu and Lucy both share an idea on what love is, but neither can properly tell when they are in love unless when the moment is right.

So here comes Chapter 545! Of course Lucy got incredibly emotional when thinking back to the jobs:

Which is only natural, the poor girl has been through so much and just at the thought of going on another job brought back so many memories and tears to her eyes.

So what does she do?
The only thing she can do:

Embrace and thank the man who made it all possible; Natsu.

At this moment, with all the memories flooding back into her, Lucy is finally coming to terms with her feelings for Natsu. She loves him. She loves him out of pure gratitude for everything he’s ever done for her, and for being her first ever friend. As Lucy said herself, if she’d never met Natsu, none of her life would have been possible; she wouldn’t have joined Fairy Tail, she wouldn’t have made friends, she wouldn’t have grown stronger, and she probably wouldn’t have won the best writer award!

And Natsu knows this.

Of course initially he pulls his signature “o shit” face because Lucy is crying and he’s not really sure what to do. 

But this isn’t necessarily a look of “o shit” because he’s uncomfortable or feels awkward. Both him and Happy look incredibly concerned, from their creased eyebrows to the bead of sweat dripping from them. So why is he pulling that face? Because he is confronted with love.

As I said before, Natsu has had no experience with love before, therefore when Lucy hugs him and tells him how much she appreciates him, he doesn’t know how to react.

Now, the next part I think is the most important:

Of course Natsu has never been one to give Lucy any form of personal space, and here is certainly no exception. But this scene is different from all the others. Natsu respects Lucy more than anyone else in the guild, therefore if he were to tease her or invade her personal space, it’s purely in a jokey scenario. This scene here though? This isn’t a joke. Natsu and Lucy are being serious. So that merely means that Natsu leaning in is not a way to tease her, he is being serious with her, a trait rarely shown by the dragon slayer unless in combat.

Now, you’d all be lying if you said you didn’t think Natsu was going to kiss Lucy on the next page, because at this point I was screaming at him to kiss her and this is the point most people believe Natsu rejected Lucy. But in my opinion, it’s the complete opposite.

As I said, Natsu has had no experience with love, so the time he is actually faced with it (right now), he’s not joking around, he’s not teasing, because he has finally realised how Lucy feels. Granted I don’t think he’s absolutely certain, and here’s why:

When Natsu leans in - I promise this isn’t my NaLu senses taking over - I believe he was actually planning to kiss her, like many of us hoped. However, I think he changed his mind at the last minute, purely because he doesn’t want to hurt Lucy. He knows she’s in a vulnerable situation, and he would hate more than anything to make her more upset and tearful than she already is. Natsu knows that he loves Lucy, and is starting to think she returns those feelings, but he doesn’t want to confess when she’s in such a state and all emotional. He doesn’t want to hurt and/or confuse her.

Now let’s discuss Lucy’s feelings towards all this. Throughout the entire Alvarez arc she’s being toying with her feelings towards Natsu, as to whether they’re strictly platonic or whether there’s something more. This is the point where she’s considering perhaps there is something more. She’s so overwhelmed with gratitude and emotions she’s finally putting two and two together and deciding she is in love with her best friend. When Natsu leans in, she thinks he’s about to kiss her. How do we know?

This. The face she makes. You can interpret this however many ways you like, I’m definitely not saying mine is the correct way, but I’ll explain my theory.

Lucy’s contemplating her feelings again when she says “Wait”, but stops in the middle of her sentence. Why? Because she’s panicking. She - much like Natsu - has never had any experience with love, never had a boyfriend, and never had her first kiss. She thinks Natsu is going to kiss her, so what does she do? She closes her eyes and leaves her mouth open. She’s waiting for him to kiss her, so she can properly decide how she feels. She wants Natsu to kiss her.

Need more evidence?

She thought he was going to do something interesting.

What kind of interesting thing were you thinking, Lucy?  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

However, what really ties the knot, (see what I did there), about Natsu’s feelings towards Lucy is this:

He wants them to be together forever.

Natsu and Lucy wouldn’t have a stereotypical love confession because they are not a regular couple. Natsu saying he wants to be with Lucy forever just about proves that he loves her. And let’s not forget who else said they wanted to be with their significant other forever:

And who are together and trying for a baby in the final chapter?

From the words they speak to the expression they make, Natsu in no way friend zoned Lucy.

I believe he confessed to her, but in his own sweet, dense little way! He’s too inexperienced to know how to properly confess, and although he initially considered kissing her, it’d be far more like him to aggravate Lucy but confess his love at the same time. After all, he can’t resist teasing her!

Hopefully this put some of your minds at ease, let me all know your opinions and theories, I’d love to hear them! <3 

About the new MM update

I’ve been getting a lot of messages like this about the new update! The whole fandom is kind of crazy right now, and I feel like I should probably say something. (sorry nonnie this isn’t directed @ you but you were top of the heap and I am too damn lazy to look through my mess of a box and SS a bunch of messages lol). 

First, let me say that I LOVE all of the theories and speculation floating around. I think it’s wonderful. What better way to make new friends and start getting involved in a fandom then moments when we are all guessing what is coming next or discussing opinions and theories! It keeps the fandom alive and brings people together! (Not to mention those quality memes!)

However, none of us know for certain what this new update entails. And while we all have our own personal hopes for what it’s going to be, I think it’s important to remember that even if we are wrong or it’s not what we wanted, we should still be happy for this new content! I’m so grateful Cheritz keeps working hard to give us new stuff to look forward to. 

Alright, now on to a sort of rant-filled breakdown because there are so many rumors floating around and I keep getting message after message about this all and what I think. 

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I’ll say right now that I am very certain it will NOT be us playing as Rika. 

Why? Plain and simple, this is an Otome game. We are meant to date the characters. It would be incredibly strange for them to put all of this money and resources into creating an update where you play as a female character that isn’t MC/yourself. Not to mention, a female character that the majority of the fandom dislikes. 

Secondly, is this more background into Mint Eye? Hm, while that’s a real possibility, I also believe that it’s doubtful. Why? Because we got more than enough info in the Secret Endings. I mean, what more could we know? The rest of the info we could possibly learn would be unnecessary. All of the important plot points have been revealed, so that would be a truly boring update. 

Is that V AND SAERAN in the pic? While I’ve touched on this before and posted pic submissions basically debunking it, I’ll say it again. That’s definitely V, albeit just a tad bit different and to me, younger and more youthful looking (though laying the funeral pic on top of it shows it to be a good match). 

So, what could this update be. Is it a route? I believe so. If it was a DLC, they would place it in the DLC spot with the rest of the special short content. 

Why does it only say ‘Another Story’ though? It could be something they typed up so it doesn’t give too much away. A placeholder if you will. It keeps us guessing, and it could change to say ‘deepest route’ or ‘magical unicorn dreams with V’ or really any damn thing they wanted to after it updates and releases. Or that could honestly be the name. Who knows. 

Every route in the game has a different end, it’s like a brand new game each time. “V died though!” doesn’t really say anything, he survived in plenty of other routes. It may be the true end to the game itself as a whole, but a route can still go it’s own way, since each route resets. 

 Despite that, I think there is a good possibility it could be an AU route. 

I’m placing all my eggs in the AU basket. I could be crazy wrong, but this is my guess. First, because of the fact that I think V’s image for the route looks a bit younger than how we meet him previously. Second, and because I LOVE to contradict myself and argue with myself, while I stated just a second ago that each route resets and Cheritz can have us romance V even though his true end is death, I also think it is a lot less complicated to have us meet and romance V at an earlier time in his life. 

This makes much more sense. 

I could definitely see a route where perhaps and by chance you end up meeting V and interact with him and the RFA as their younger selves. Perhaps Rika took the advice and decided to go for help during this time so she is a non-factor. Maybe we get to see Yoosung being his studious self, Zen as a struggling actor instead of a star, etc etc. Wouldn’t that be cool???!? 

I just don’t know. I hope for a lot of things, but only time will tell!! 

I just know that whatever it is they end up giving us, I’m probably going to binge it all in one sitting and then cry myself to sleep lolol. 

anonymous asked:

Just wondering, what exactly made you ship Sheith and Plance romantically? Is there any specific moment or it was a slow build?

:O *cracks fingers* I’m ready.

Before I get into Sheith (because it will be long), let’s talk about Plance.

Plance snuck up on me. I always loved the moment when Lance freaks out about her coming out as a girl because it reminded me of Ron/Hermione when Ron says before the Yule Ball, “Hermione. Neville’s right. You are a girl!” I didn’t really care to ship them at first because I’ll admit, it was hard to envision Pidge developing very strong feelings for anyone, but that little interaction always stuck with me.

Then I noticed in S2 the amount of times they sass each other, but they’re lowkey blushing when the other gets it right. I just was like, “HM, that’s interesting.” I really just love the idea that Lance, who is usually attracted to conventional beauty, can have these feelings for Pidge sneak up on him. Someone who’s always there, someone who falls under his radar in so many ways, someone who isn’t “conventionally” pretty. And him just suddenly being hit with that and thinking, oh shit. I love the idea of Pidge being annoyed at Lance most of the time, and him growing on her more and more as she opens up to the team, starting from their Garrison days, and also having a sudden realization of, oh shit. I think Lance could potentially grow in this ship in ways he wouldn’t in other ships. Something about their dynamic and the way they interact tells me that. And besides, let’s face it, Plance would totally be the pranking, meme-r couple with a lot of laughs. :)

(I also became friends with @babsignal​ and she helped fuel my Plance feels more, lmao.)

And now, a few fics/fanart later, I’m just straight up obsessed. 😂

OKAY. So now, let me tell you the love story of me and Sheith~

So normally, when I watch shows, I don’t ship things right away. It takes some time for the feelings to really grow. (Much like how I am in person, I don’t fall in love with people right away haha) But when I watched the first episode ever of Voltron, I was very 👀👀👀 at the shoulder touch outside of Keith’s cabin. However, I was also live blogging the entire season to my friends and trying to figure out their MBTI (because I’m a Myers Briggs nut) so my attention on my first watch of the season was a little shoddy.

By the end of it though, I still had a slight leaning towards Sheith because of how close and intimate they are. They’ve got a past, a history, and an already established trust. (I did a search in my discord server to find the moment I started shipping them, and I literally said the words, “I’d be really surprised if Keith doesn’t have canon feelings for Shiro??”)

First of all, I gotta say that at this point now, Sheith really means A LOT to me for so many reasons beyond what I see in the show. I love their dynamics, the fact that even if you take it platonically in canon there’s no doubt that they love each other and watch out for each other. Shiro’s the one who calms Keith down and helps him focus. Keith’s ALWAYS the one who snaps him out of a bad flashback and always the one who notices when he’s in trouble. They have intimate moments, whether you choose to see it as platonic or not (sitting by a campfire, long extended hug, Shiro being vulnerable for the first time ever in S2E1, being the person Keith “most desperately wants to see”, etc.) – I love seeing that depth and care, so yeah, I hella ship it.

(And incidentally, I just saw this post, which is basically a nice summary of what I mentioned above, and then more.)

But beyond what’s in the show, it also reminds me of a significant relationship in my past that didn’t work out, except Sheith is like the healthier version of it. Seeing similar dynamics and that deep intimacy in Sheith has actually helped me really heal and move on from that time in my past. Sheith gave me this hope that people with the same dynamics could be healthy and have each other’s backs. It was rewarding for me to write Sheith fics and explore those avenues, and at the same time, emotionally process how I feel about that past relationship.

At this point, it’s just a ship that holds a LOT of meaning to me. Back during Christmas, when I get the most nostalgic about everything, I was writing a lot of Sheith fics and I remember one day, it suddenly hit me how much I’ve progressed emotionally away from that past relationship. Like I legit started crying when I told my husband about it. I think because of Sheith, I was able to allow this deep part of me to live vicariously through them and find my own sense of closure that I needed. That’s the beautiful thing about fiction, and I’ll always hold Sheith close to my heart because of it. <3

So… yeah. tl;dr: Sheith means a lot to me because of personal reasons and I think there’s so much depth there that’s already on screen. It’s a damn good ship, son.

God is good when your heart hurts; when the questions are heavy; when you don’t understand; when the answer feels like it’s never going to come. His goodness is not based on your circumstances but on the unchanging character of who He is. you can lean on His steadfast love and care for you. know that even when your world is seemingly spinning out of control, you can rest in this unchanging truth: God is good, and He is still good even when life is not. He is bigger than all things, He is holding every moment of your life in His hands, and He will always glorify His Name in your circumstance.

chromium-bisexual  asked:

mtmte roddy & drift

Rodimus

  • First impression Honestly, I thought he was a bit annoying XD
  • Impression now He’s doing his best and needs a break
  • Favorite moment When he was fucking ready to just cut off his entire arm. No hesitation.
  • Idea for a story Hot Rod accepts Megatron’s offer to join the Decepticons.
  • Unpopular opinion I’ve come to love this bean so I can’t.
  • Favorite relationship Either Megatron or Drift
  • Favorite headcanon That he starts to heat up (like literal fire) when he’s angry or flustered.

Drift

  • First impression I have always loved Drift. Like I read about him in fanfiction before I actually read mtmte and I just loved him so much. 
  • Impression now *LOVE INTENSIFIES*
  • Favorite moment When he fucking decked Whirl
  • Idea for a story I really want him to meet Sideswipe for some reason like idk XD
  • Unpopular opinion I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH I CAN’T
  • Favorite relationship Ratchet for sure! And Rodimus.
  • Favorite headcanon He’s self-conscious about his fangs.

Original x

I used to love this song when I was like 11/12? I heard it again on the radio today and got tempted to make this haha.

That’s the reason for this, and the fact that I can’t come up with anything to write at the moment. This is not that great, I know lol. Oh well, here you go at least :)

Song: All The Right Moves - OneRepublic

when i was in line to get food i was like “can i get a coke” and the dude jokingly goes “nope” and me being me was like “o h okay” and he was like “im kidding here ya go” and then the pretty pretty pretty girl beside me laughed and it was like actual sunlight coming out of her mouth. and wow. me being oblivious made the pretty girl laugh. what a Good moment.

I FUCKING MET SASHA LAST NIGHT GUYS!!!!!okay….so it’s my turn for the autograph with sasha and she says hello and asks me my name all fucking cute and shit right. so i say my name is brandy and she signs my name and her signature. then i tell her how she inspired me and gave me courage to come out to my family and she gave me the most genuine fucking look and asked me if they were accepting and i said yes. then she said coming out stories are the best when they end well. she looked so happy when i shared that with her. then she wrote that she was proud of me on my photograph of her (for her to sign) then she drew in her unibrow on the pic of her. she literally customized my pic/autograph. LIKE I SHARED A CUTE GENUINE MOMENT WITH SASHA AND SHE WAS FUCKING AMAZING. she also said reasons like this are why she does what she does. then SHE GAVE ME A HUG AND RUBBED MY BACK AND WE SAID WE LOVED EACH OTHER AND I’M AN EMOTIONAL WRECK. (sorry for the crappy pic btw)

The NDRV3 boys reactions to S/O coming out as a trans male

This request isn’t weird at all, I can relate to this as well so I was happy that I could write something like this. I hope you enjoy it!


Saihara Shuichi:

-His first thought that when you say you have something to tell him is that you were breaking up with him.

-But as you shakily mumble out the words explaining that you are trans male, his eyes widen.

-Saihara takes a moment to contemplate before taking your hands in his and making eye contact with you.

- “S/O, this won’t change the fact that I love you.”

-Even though he’s blushing madly, he continues to give you words of comfort while holding your hands to try to calm you down.

-When you stop shaking, he still continues to hold your hands, trying to show you that he loves you with all his heart.

Ouma Kokichi:

-Ouma was usually one to joke around at times like this, but after seeing how serious you were, he knew that he should be stupid as well.

-He’d always had his theories that his S/O was possibly transgender male, and you telling him this immediately confirmed them.

-He gave you a big hug and told you how overjoyed he was and how he thought it was adorable.

Amami Rantarou:

-You were really nervous to tell Amami that you were a trans male, but you hoped that he wouldn’t view you any differently.

-You decided to go to your apartment so you could have a bit of privacy.

- “Hey Amami…there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you for a while…”

- This perks his curiosity, and you continue to explain that he has to keep it a secret, which of course he would.

“The thing is…I’m a trans male” Now the truth was out.

-There was silence before Amami scooped you up and hugged you.

-”I’m so glad you told me S/O, it doesn’t change the fact that I love you!”

Gonta Gokuhara:

-At first he was a bit confused on what it meant, but as soon as you tried to explain it to him, a smile broke out on his face.

- “Gonta is glad that S/O trusted him with a secret like this! Gonta loves S/O regardless of what gender he is!”

-You could tell that he made sure that he would the correct pronouns and he would constantly tell you how much he loved you. Every time he told you that he loved you, he would list off a different reason about why he loved you.

Korekiyo Shinguuji:

-Once you explained that you were trans male to him, he calmly explained that it was just another thing he loved about you.

-He rambled on and on about how it made you an amazing human being, and how you shouldn’t be afraid to be who you truly are inside.

-Even though he didn’t admit it, he thought that you were even cuter as a male, because he knew that it was who you were.

Kaito Momota:

-You two had been stargazing together and as Kaito wrapped an arm around you you immediately exclaimed that you had something to tell him, before quickly saying that you were a trans boy.

-His first response is to immediately wrap both his arms around you, noticing how you had been shaking out of fear.

- “Hey, something like this doesn’t matter at all to me S/O.” He goes on to tell you how much it meant to him that you trusted him with this information.

-He kept rambling on about all the reasons why he loved you.

-You realized even more in that moment that you were the luckiest person alive for have being blessed with Kaito.

Ryoma Hoshi:

-Hoshi simply stared at you when you told him that you were a trans male. Then, he started to see your tears well up.

-You knew Hoshi wasn’t too keen on being touchy feely, but he quickly tried his best to give you a hug to comfort you.

- “I’m sorry I stared…it just took me a minute to process what you said, but I hope you realize that this doesn’t change the fact that I love you S/O.”

-He gave you a squeeze before letting go.

- “T-thank you Hoshi,” you manage out.

- “No need to thank me. I should be the one thanking you S/O.”

Kiibo:

-When you told Kiibo that you were a trans male, it didn’t change anything for him.

-He technically didn’t have a gender at all, so he thought that it didn’t matter.

-You could be any gender you wanted and he would love you so much.

-Kiibo was so happy that you trusted him with this important information.


-Mod Kiibo

okay I don’t wanna be hurtful to children but if you were into kpop when you started liking bts or something………..you don’t really get it lmao !!!!!!! don’t come for me but whenever I listen to dbsk’s discography I have this big ass urge to bawl my eyes out n you can’t just go n listen now n feel the same way because they’re gone !!! like its in the past but I was there….living in the moment where super junior n dbsk were the talk of the town. it’s not even old school because they’re like still young but hug by dbsk….you can’t go listen to it after never hearing it n tell me you understand how I feel you can’t do that. I still remember 13 year old me, in hong kong, in 35 degree weather listening to these songs for hours n hours for the whole summer. I would spent hundreds of dollars buying all their CDs like…..shit was wild back then but it was such a pure n golden era I miss them all so much none of you 2000 bitches get it !!!!!!!!!

just wanna heads up people,  i’m having a bit of a strange time at the moment.  like i have so much muse but at the same time i just feel emotionally and physically drained?   work is crazy busy,  my grandma had her operation and my boyfriend is moving in and it’s like… these aren’t all bad things?  they’re just super draining in their own way.   but like i have so much muse??? so idk… bear with me.   i am doing replies,  but i’ve slowed my queue down and they will come when they come.   i’m also really struggling with replying to skypes and discords and ims rn,  so just bear with me angles.

PERMANENT SHIPPING CALL

Alright and guess what I’m also doing because I’m garbage but also a nervous wreck?
Even though I do ship with chemistry, I also am someone who can be a bit of a burning dumpster fire when it comes to how much I like to ship. The psychology behind it and seeing two people bounce off of each other – and learning how to compromise and better each other and themselves is not only fascinating but beautiful to me.

That being said, I WILL BE SELECTIVE WITH THIS – AND I WOULD PREFER MUTUALS ONLY. I probably won’t ship with you right away, or immediately establish it as a ship the moment; I might like shipping but I need to test out muse dynamics as well as me being a sucker for slow burning shit with amazing payoff.

If you hit that like button you geeet–

     - A new car !!
     - Shipping with my muse romantically ( or queerplatonically if that’s what your muse is into / would prefer ) if I can see it as possible.
               - Don’t worry, if I don’t see the chemistry romantically, I am more than willing to platonically ship with you. I fucking love friendship dynamics just as much.

     - Sending me shippy memes / asks without the nerves™. I can roll with it.
     - Plot discussion involving the development of these two from meeting in whatever way they did initially to a relationship. Or just coming up with plotpoints to go off of.
     - PLEASE ALLOW ME TO GUSH WITH YOU. YOU CAN GUSH AT ME ALL YOU WANT. TOSS IDEAS AT ME YOU.

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the true beauty and the beast ‘gay moment’

  • “who needs her when you’ve got us?”
  • “it’s never going to happen ladies”
  • “I’m not done with you yet” - “me neither”
  • LeFou looking dreamy and biting his bottom lip when Gaston says “picture it LeFou (…) adorable children running around while my love rubs my tired feet”
  • LeFou’s dreamy look turning into a frown the second Gaston adds ‘but what does Belle say?”
  • the whole Gaston song
  • “LeFou you’re the best. How is it no girl has snatched you up yet?” - “I’ve been told I’m clingy, but I really don’t get it” + the Look
  • the nose boop
  • the dance with Stanley at the end

basically pretty much all the lefou scenes were gay because he’s gay af it wasn’t even subtext it was obvious and subtle at the same time goodbye

top 10 phan moments that make me wanna rip my heart out

yeah, just ten moments among hundreds, let it be part one or something. tell me what i’ve missed because i want more suffering in my life.

10) mind control.

i mean, i appreciate the subtlety. i crave those tiny moments that you only notice when someone points them out to you. but this! you can’t miss this one, this moment is shoved down our throats. this is so “i’m allowed to do that to you, to be in your personal space, and gaze into your eyes for no reason, just because i want to”. and phil’s face in that moment, so much joy and mischief, he claps his hands and gazes back.

9) chest touch.

drama queen howell strikes again, it hurts to rewatch it srsly, why is he so extra? but what is phil doing ladies and gents? he slaps his chest in the weirdest way possible, he brushes it, it’s like he wants to shove him but reassuringly and the movement happens so fast you have to pause for a second to comprehend it. that sweet gentle boy is so fond of dan’s unnecessary commentary and yeah, it completely distracts us from what dan is saying at that moment.

8) feel my heartbeat.

was that necessary, really? like, i don’t ask my friends to feel my heartbeat when i’m scared, that was such a “horror movie at first date” bullshit, that’s not what people do?? and when dan does feel that beautiful hummingbird heart, phil just covers his hand with his own palm because yes, you gotta feel it very close, no air between your hand and my chest. dan immediately looks into the camera to show us that yeah, i know you’re there, nothing strange, and makes a comment about phil dying. wow.

7) phil the delivery man.

i don’t know what to say. it’s so simple but why does phil have to make such an act of bringing dan his charger, why does he talk in that stupid voice?? they have a banter, and then phil FIXES DAN’S CHARGER FOR HIM, like what?? who asked you to do that? where’s my IT guy au (literally, he’s got glasses, look at him). and before he leaves he plays the piano that nerd, what an attention seeker, and then bows!! is he tipsy? did he have a pre-liveshow orgasm or something? dan laughs fondly and it’s all i need in the world.

6) child beer.

what’s happening and does it even matter. phil’s hiding on the floor, but why? to surprise us? eh whatever. so he’s got that magical japanese powdery stuff and he wants dan to taste it. the biggest problem for me here, ahem, i mean the thing that just kills me every time is that phil spends the whole time (eight minutes) on his knees and he looks so cute when he makes that beer, holds it close to the camera, and then lets the foam sit so dan can have the ultimate child beer experience.

it reminds me of that hot chocolate video, where he does something so trivial but he’s so gentle and loving about it. i still don’t understand why they didn’t do a simple taste test like bros, but phil had to make it for dan, he wanted to see his reaction. and then he tries it as well, touches the glass rim with his lips at the same place where dan’s mouth just was (gross).

and i just can’t ignore how that boy sneaks past dan’s room after that, he’s playful, he stops to say that he googled something and dan was wrong, and domesticity, i wanna die.

5) sleeping phil on tour.

i kinda wanna talk about the angle here because i don’t understand how it was filmed (camera is pretty static, dan’s hand reaches from the side, not behind), but i don’t know if it matters here. what matters is how gentle dan is. of course, he starts with classic nose tickling, which is what “messing with a sleeping friend” usually implies, but then he frees one strand of phil’s hair and just lets it fall. wow, fantastic prank, dan.

and let’s separately discuss that pout/kiss phil does after he opens his eyes. i know you want a slow mo replay, so here we go:

that’s what i call “im gonna stay asleep but i love you”. where’s the nearest cliff so i can fling myself into abyss?

4) the look.

context what context. why did they keep it? why did they put it on fullscreen instead of hiding in the corner? two full-length looks dan, really?? you know what he looks like, why do you have to examine him like that in front of us you slut. and it just passes, without acknowledgment, they just turn back at us simultaneously and I’M STILL DEAD at that moment, i don’t care what happens next.

3) snoot. proot. (i just filmed you doing that)

i don’t even care what it was. something about piano sounds or whatever, but this video haunts me. THERE’S SO MUCH TO IT. first, phil is lying on dan’s bed (at least in the official version it’s dan’s, not mutual), just chilling?? and dan’s working i guess. so they are not actually doing something together but it’s a cozy evening, why would they spend it in different rooms? dan says something, idk, and phil replies “yeah” in that deep voice I SWEAR i haven’t heard from him before. dan makes the sounds again, like can you believe he’s an actual dork in real life, it’s not an act, he’s actually the weirdest boy alive, and he so obviously doesn’t know he’s being filmed. because when phil says “i just filmed you doing that you’re so weird”, he’s so delighted, he laughs at himself, he turns around, his hair is pushed back omg they are both so sleepy and i rejoice. i think this video gives us a rare but fantastic insight in their everyday life, phil must be keeping so much silly videos like that on his google drive and we never get to see them BUT SOMEHOW he posts this one, probably because dan is cute and he wants everyone to know it.

2) you loved it. you wanna do it more.

so, yes. you know this one. where do i even begin?? they play this dragon quiz and then 1) phil says “you loved it” in the strangest voice, like the voice we never hear from him, it’s deeper and quieter, he looks at dan even though dan’s not looking back; 2) dan is looking down as if he’s fiddling with an ipad or something, it’s almost a bts moment, something they would usually edit out. AND THEN THREE SECONDS OF SILENCE while dan kinda processes what’s going on and phil still looks at him expectantly. seductive as fuck. and now this quiet “alright”, i’m just… dan looks like he’s gotten the hint, so he’s a little embarrassed and they share the softest laugh. 

the thing is, we know how often phil makes sexual innuendos and dan always reacts the same way: he looks into the camera, he throws a witty comment in, he puts it on display to show us that there’s no intimacy in that moment. but not this time. i don’t understand why they didn’t edit it out. i just… don’t.

1) pantless liveshow
this is the ultimate. this is the weirdest and the most awesome thing these two gave me and i’m not even sure what can top that. the moment when phil decides to grab the humidifier and show us, he looks at the screen, says “one second” and stands up very awkwardly while dan turns the laptop away from him and makes the weirdest “how you doing” face. 

WHAT THE FUCK. did they think we were so used to them weirdos that we wouldn’t even notice that shit? but fuck, they do it again, they want to show us the spray and dan goes “should i go get it? you have to do phil’s corner”. like, i can’t function, i honestly can’t. AND THE WORST PART is when dan returns and we can see him covering his legs with a blanket just too fast like it’s not that cold boy come on.

i have no explanation and i have every explanation. i don’t deserve all this suffering.

I’m certain that at some point the SMH team make a game out of doing random stuff in the background of Bitty’s vlogs without him noticing. They leave him alone when he’s filming in his bedroom, but whenever he’s cooking all bets are off as long as they can carry out their plan without interrupting the video.

Some highlights include:

  • Ransom walking past the kitchen balancing a tower of hockey pucks on his head.
  • Holster miming a dramatic battle with an invisible enemy, complete with an over the top, drawn out “death”.
  • Dex walking into frame, lying face down on the floor and just staying there unmoving for a full minute.
  • Shitty doing a handstand and walking past on his hands. He’s also wearing a shirt for once, not that it makes much of a difference because it ends up falling down over his face.
  • Nursey walking backwards and forwards past the kitchen every 30 seconds on the dot, each time wearing a slightly different but equally bizarre outfit.
  • Lardo throwing paper planes across the kitchen behind Bitty, trying to land them in the rubbish bin.
  • Tango likes to peek around the doorway and hold up pieces of paper saying hello to Bitty’s viewers.
  • The team learns that Whiskey can moonwalk when he casually does so down the hallway.
  • At first Jack doesn’t join in much, but there was a great moment when he realised that Bitty was filming as he was walking past, froze like a deer in headlights, then tried to sneak off-camera in the most awkward way possible.
  • As time goes on Jack starts to participate more and more in small, simple ways like moving stuff behind Bitty. He’s also the most likely to lose by interrupting the video because he can’t resist chirping Bitty, that boy is hopeless.
  • But once, during a Valentine’s day video at some stage after they come out, he does manage to sneak a whole heap of roses into the kitchen one by one.
  • Chowder is the undeniable winner with the time he stood in the background for an entire video, acting out all of Bitty’s instructions as if he were in an infomercial, and Bitty never once noticed he was there.

I’m pretty sure in canon they still haven’t seen any of Bitty’s videos so they never know how often their antics make it onto his channel, but sometimes they can hear Bitty editing and he’ll suddenly burst into laughter and that’s enough.

Normani doing what she does best, seeking out any camera when a 25 mile radius

Things the Types Need to Hear

ESFP: Look, I get it, you leave people in the dust because you know how crazy and all over the place your life can be and you’re also crazy scared to let somebody in just to have it end up with you accidentally leaving them and both of you getting hurt, but emotional intimacy and real depth in friendships are 100% worth it in the end and it’s the struggle and fight of a lifetime to keep them in your life, but it’s also the greatest gift and you can’t keep denying yourself that intimacy and friendship. 

ISFP: I know you have a lot of great desires and wonderful dreams and they might seem too far off and too crazy and too beautiful to come true, but you have them for a reason, and you gotta stop paralyzing yourself with fear and take that first step and throw yourself into the unknown, and that’s the scariest part, I know, but we both know you’re braver than you look, and that your passion can make it happen. 

ENFP: I know that the moment you hit an obstacle or two when you first start working towards that far off dream, it’s scary and it makes you want to crumble and run away to a new thing like you think you always do, but don’t! You’re miles more tenacious and capable than you give yourself credit for and you’ve got to discipline yourself and trust that your talents and optimism can and will propel you through whatever is keeping you from your goals. 

INFP: I know it’s hard to feel understood and it’s easy to let yourself become bitter by the ways of the world or whatever’s happening, but closing yourself off to others isn’t going to save you the pain. You have a natural capacity to understand others that’s hard for the other types to grasp and when you stop yourself from using that talent, or use it for selfish reasons, you’re doing yourself a massive injustice. 

ESTP: Listen, I totally get that the world is full of fun and interesting things and you want to experience them all, but you’ve got to remember that for a lot of the people that come along with you, they’re there to experience YOU as much as they’re there for the thing itself. Don’t let yourself forget that half the fun of anything is who you’re doing it with. 

ISTP: I know you generally don’t mean to yell or be rude when your irritated and that it’s really just a passing thing and you don’t generally care all that much, but just apologize to people after you’ve calmed down! Explain it to them and that you don’t mean it! Admit to yourself that you care enough about them to try to make amends, even when you’re just being a little crotchety; it means a lot to the feelers lol. 

ENTP: You’re a genuinely fun person to be around and you usually rack up a reputation for that, but just because you’re funny and witty and damn smart doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings and problems that need to be externalized, and trust me, the right people will be more than willing to talk about what’s really happening in your life one minute and go back to elaborate jokes the next without a problem. Don’t stunt your emotional growth for the sake of brevity. 

INTP: It’s okay to not know what to do in an emotional situation. Like, it’s genuinely okay. If somebody’s opening up to you, half the time your presence and you listening is 95% of what they need in that moment. Don’t avoid the situations just because it causes writer’s block emotionally. Emotional availability comes with experience. You’ll learn. Just, be your goofy self and the rest will come with time. 

ENFJ: You’ve got to realize that although holding yourself to such a high standard is noble and praiseworthy, that it sometimes eclipses your ability to be a good friend when that was the goal in the first place. You’re human and can’t do everything for your friends that you’d want to be able to do when they need help, and profusely apologizing and beating yourself up for it just shifts the focus off of helping your friend and turns it to you. Accept your humanity, and just do what you can. They appreciate the help, I promise. 

INFJ: I know you have a tendency to feel misunderstood and want people to show you that they love you and care about you, but you don’t get to say you’re fine AND disappear on people. Either say you’re not okay and pull back, or say you’re okay and stick around long enough for somebody to see through the BS. In my experience, y'all have a habit of making things a self-fulfilling prophecy, and that doesn’t do you any good! Be forward, be honest, and just be vulnerable; they care more than you convince yourself they do. 

ESFJ: I need to be straight with y'all. Learn how to talk about something other than your 4-5 current fixations. In my experience, N’s have a crazy hard time being close with you because you keep bringing the topic back to one of your current Favorite Things™, whether it be the semester abroad you just got back from or the first date that’s scheduled for two weeks from now. Expand your area of interest and you’ll find people will be much more authentic with you. 

ISFJ: You have this really amazing ability to notice the small things about people and that helps you show them you care about them in these really great and meaningful ways, but you can’t let yourself overthink the small things you notice about people. One of my good ISFJ friends started poking around trying to see if alcoholism ran in my family after noticing I’d been drinking wine a lot recently. You might have an intention to help, but overthinking/overanalyzing like that and trying to involve yourself in helping can hurt your friendships. 

ESTJ: Your presence is powerful and intense and that’s great at times, but you’ve got to let out your goofy fun side more, and hoe we’ve all seen it before, you’re a damn riot after a beer or two. People, in general, care more about fun than having every plan go right during the night/event. Be willing to be fun more, you’re so good at it. 

ISTJ: I know you get frustrated with yourself because you want to do new things and get out there and be a fun person, but the thing is, you’re so much better at being a responsible, caring person. Befriend the chaotic, crazy, lovable rascals and let them bring the fun to you (or more often than not, drag you kicking and screaming to where the fun is). 

ENTJ: Look, I’m an INTJ, so I know how hard this is to swallow, but showing you care about a person sometimes isn’t so much giving them solutions to their problems or trying to correct an issue; a lot of the other types literally just want you to listen and hear them out. And you gotta do that sometimes, babe. And shut your damn mouth while they’re telling you everything, okay? Just. Let them finish. 

INTJ: For the love of all that is holy, just cry already. Cry alone if you have to, or better yet, just go to the person you’d literally murder a thousand people for and freakin’ cry about all the crap you’ve been bottling up for the past two months and accept that you can have razor-sharp rationale and be a damn human at the same time. And just admit that you’re insecure about your relationship with that person because you care about them so much and you’re not the best at trusting people.